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Bells in U. S. A. and Allied Families 1650-1977

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Bells in U. S. A. and Allied Families 1650-1977

Surnames in the book - Bell, Carter, Harrison, Henderson, Montgomery, Park, Parkes, Parks, Walker, Williams

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  • by Bell, Geta Gina
  • published by privately published, 1977
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<span id='Bell'></span> Bell, Geta Gina ''[[Space: Bells in U. S. A. and Allied Families 1650-1977| Bells in U. S. A. and Allied Families 1650-1977]]'' (privately published, 1977) As of Jun 2021, this book is not available online due to copyright.
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Book is currently not available online due to copyright

Available at Wayback Machine

The attached PDF was included on several profiles as well as in an earlier Smith, 2004 Space Page

  • PDF has been Archived on Wayback Machine
  • June Smith - Bell Family, 2004; It is Samuel and Capt Robert Bell Family Genealogy, part of which was archived on Wayback Machine above


Following 'Note' is or was included in many profiles created through the import of JDS_09_17_10.ged about 09 February 2011

Note: This appears to be the ultimate source for most of the information about the Bell family in this database.

It is the work of an amateur historian and somewhat weak on documentation. It deals with 18 families descended from Bells who emigrated to PA, VA and NC from Scotland by way of Ulster in the 17th and 18th centuries and 13 "allied families". It is largely based on information provided the author by members of these families. Of the Bell family genealogies, only two show evidence of a common ancestor linking them, those of Robert Bell I (Captain Robert Bell) (Ch. 9) and Samuel Bell I (Ch. 13). These individuals are said to be brothers. The connection of the "allied families" to the Bell families is not evident.

The author's information about Robert Bell I descendants apparently comes largely from George Emmett Bell , an insurance broker in Dallas TX about 1920, who corresponded with my grandmother, Mary Caroline Bell. Much information in several other sources appears to be derived from this book.

The author is a descendant of James Bell (not in this database) dealt with in Ch. 2. This database focuses mainly on the descendants of Robert Bell I. It includes only limited information about descendants of Samuel Bell I, apparently because those who initiated the construction of the database did not regard the claim of filial relation in this source to be convincingly supported (See individual entries for the above). The material in this source pertaining to Robert Bell I before 1923/26 is based on the work of George Emmett Bell . The material after this date is apparently based on the author's own research.

JDS's copy of this book was purchased from a used book dealer (Epiphanies) in Denison TX 01/05/05. The owner of the shop said she "believed" she acquired it from the Goodwill Industries store in Durant OK. Inscribed on the flyleaf of the book is "To my cousin Lois (mother's favorite) I love you! G. Gina Bell" JDS 07/25//08

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