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Isaac Bell (abt. 1718 - 1785)

Isaac Bell
Born about in Hardwick Township, Sussex, Colony of New Jerseymap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 1740 in Stillwater, Sussex, New Jersey,map
Husband of — married 1769 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 67 in Hopewell, Sussex, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Apr 2009
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Issac was born about 1718.


Name: Isaac Bell
Gender: Male
Christening Age: 0
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1718
Christening Date: 29 Aug 1718
Christening Place: Westminster, London, England
Father: Isaac Bell
Mother: Elizabeth Bell

He was elected the Commissioner of Roads, Hartwick Township, Sussex County, New Jersey in May 1756. [2]

He was granted a permit to build a public house (Hardwich, Nov. 1757).

Issac and his father John voted in the 1776 Representatives to the Constitutional Convention (Some Early Records of Morris Co., NJ).

In 1764, he served on the committee to form a Presbyterian Church in Hardwich NJ. [3]according to "Early Germans of NJ" by [4]

He died in 1785.

Research Notes

This message occurred on completing the merge - "A father's death date (Bell-7 died 1785) should not be more than nine months before one of his children's birth dates (Bell-359 born 20 May 1790)."

Was his full name James Isaac Bell? See: Will: "New Jersey, U.S., Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817"
New Jersey, Published Archives Series, First Series; John L. Murphy Publishing Company; New Jersey State Archives
Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2793 #15051 (accessed 8 April 2022)
Will of James Bell of New Jersey, USA, granted probate on 12 Oct 1779. James and Deborah mentioned. Fetterly-28 23:53, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

From his profile: Reason This Information Is Correct: There is no record indicating that his first name was James. An Isaac Bell was elected commissioner of road, Hartwick Twp., Sussex Co., NJ, May 1756 (Genealogies of NJ Families, p. 467-473). Isaac Bell was granted a permit for a public house (Hartwick, Nov. 1757). Isaac and John Bell were voters in 1776, representatives to Constitutional Convention (Some Early Records of Morris Co., NJ). Isaac was on a Committee to form a Presbyterian Church in Hartwick in 1764 (Pioneer Families of Northwestern NJ, p. 66). According to "Early Germans of NJ" by Chambers, p. 761, his father was John Bell. Fetterly-28 00:45, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

KEZIAH, m. Isaac Bell  ; had ch. (see "The Early Germans...p. 307):

  2. ANNA BELL, m. Moses Reed and rem. to Otisville. N. Y
  3. SARAH BELL, m. Richard Stiff.
  4. JANE BELL, m. Jonn Stiff.
  5. MARY BELL, m. Levi Howell.

I will be going by this list with all members of this family, as it appears there has been a lot of confusion in the Bell family profiles. Fetterly-28 01:17, 9 April 2022 (UTC)


  1. Source Information: England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2008. Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission.
  2. (Genealogies of NJ Families, p. 467-473)
  3. (Pioneer Families of Northwestern Nj, p.66)
  4. Chambers, p. 761.
  • Book. The early Germans of New Jersey : their history, churches, and genealogies, by Chambers, Theodore Frelinghuysen, 1849-1916. Publication date: 1895, p. 307.[1]

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Research Notes

This message occurred on completing the merge - "A father's death date (Bell-7 died 1785) should not be more than nine months before one of his children's birth dates (Bell-359 born 20 May 1790)."

posted by Russell Butler
adopted march 5,2016
posted by [Living Callahan]

Rejected matches › William Jacob Bell (1856-1923)

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