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Richard Williams Bell (1811 - 1857)

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Richard Williams Bell
Born in Robertson, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Robertson, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 2 Nov 2018
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Richard was married three times but had only two children, one of whom was TN State Rep Allen Bell. [1]


  1. Susan Gunn, 9 Apr 1840[2]
  2. Eliza Omdorff, 19 Feb 1846, in Logan, KY [3]

In 1846 wrote a comprehensive eyewitness account of family haunting by "Kate", titled "Our Family Trouble"

Home in 1850: District 6, Robertson, Tennessee, USA [4]

  • Joel E Bell, 36
  • Rebecca Bell, 28
  • Charles C Bell, 12
  • Joel E Bell, 10
  • Marandah Bell, 14
  • Mary A Bell, 0
  • R W Bell, 39
  • Eliza Bell, 31
  • Mary E Bell, 17
  • Jas A Bell, 15
  • Lucy W Bell, 9
  • Nineon O Bell, 3

Will Probate: [5]

  • Name: R W Bell
  • Probate Date: 1858
  • Probate Place: Robertson, Tennessee, USA
  • Inferred Death Year: Abt 1858
  • Inferred Death Place: Tennessee, USA


  1. Please see official website by Pat Fitzhugh for extensive information on the Bell Witch Haunting, as well as his book The Bell Witch: The Full Account.
  2. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
  3. Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky.. Film Number: 00364550
  4. 1850 United States Federal Census; Year: 1850; Census Place: District 6, Robertson, Tennessee; Roll: M432_894; Page: 48A; Image: 99
  5. Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008; Estate Settlements, 1850-1900; Index, 1850-1900; Author: Tennessee County Court (Robertson County); Probate Place: Robertson, Tennessee

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Richard by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Richard:

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Artist Depiction of the original Bell Family Home
Artist Depiction of the original Bell Family Home


Richard is 12 degrees from William Brewster, 15 degrees from Skye Driggs and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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