By 1860, she moved to Kansas with her parents and siblings. 
She married John B Bell 2 November 1871 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas and they had ten children. 
Mary died, age 99, on 8 August 1948 in Los Angeles, California and was buried in Los Angeles Odd Fellows Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. 
Place; Post Office: Holton; Franklin Township, Jackson, Kansas Territory, United States
Census Enumeration Date: 31 July 1860
"Mary J Abhsire" (age 11, born in Indiana) was enumerated with father Thomas J Abshire (age 45, born in VA, Farmer), mother Eliza Abshire (age 40, born in VA) and siblings: Clementine (age 9, born in IN), Florance (age 7, born in IN), Sue (age 3, born in Kansas). Also Sam McCowen (age 30, born in Ohio) was enumerated as part of the household.
Place: Gower, Clinton, Missouri, United States
Census Enumeration Date: 7 June 1880
"Mary Bell" (age 37, born in Indiana) was enumerated with husband J B Bell (age 33, born in Kentucky) and children:
Place: Delaware Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Census Enumeration Date: 21 June 1900
"Mary J Bell" (age 52, born in Indiana) was enumerated with husband John B Bell (age 56, born in KY) and children:
Susan M Bell (age 18, born in Missouri)
Phebe Bell (age 14, born in Kansas)
Ella Bell (age 11, born in Kansas)
Clyde M Bell (age 10, born in Kansas).
Mary and John were married for 29 years (calculated marriage year: 1871) and she was the mother of 10 children, 9 living at the time of enumeration. 
↑ 1.01.11.2 "United States Census, 1860", FamilySearch database with images, Mary J Abshire in entry for Thomas J Abshire, 1860. Link
↑ 2.02.1 "United States Census, 1880," FamilySearch database, Mary Bell in household of J B Bell, Gower, Clinton, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district ED 107, sheet 524B, National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T9, roll 0682; FHL microfilm 1,254,682. Link
↑ 3.03.13.2 "United States Census, 1900," FamilySearch database. Mary J Bell in household of John B Bell, Delaware Township (excl. Leavenworth city, State Penitentiary & Nat. Home), Leavenworth, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 83, sheet 13B, family 288, National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623; FHL microfilm 1,240,485. Link
↑ 4.04.1 "California Death Index, 1940-1997," FamilySearch database, Mary Jane Bell, 08 Aug 1948; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento. Link
↑ 5.05.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #132631168 accessed 17 June 2018, memorial page for Mrs Mary Jane Abshire Bell (24 Mar 1849–8 Aug 1948), citing Los Angeles Odd Fellows Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous.