Biography of William Bell
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Bell, William, was born in Ireland and came in early life to Alburgh, Vt., among the first settlers, where he died at an advanced age. He married Elizabeth Duell, and his children were Orlando, Michael, William, Job, Elihue, Ralph, Taber S., Phoebe, Polly, Elsie, Ruby, and Jane. Orlando Bell was born in Alburgh, September 21, 1797, and died there October 27, 1882. He married Samantha Blackman, who was born December 28, 1802, and died August 2, 1880. Their children were Flanklin B., born in Bombay, N. Y., Norman, Martin, Delia, Phoebe, Mary, Martha, Ada E., Helen A., and Calvin W. All but Franklin B. and Calvin W. were born in Alburgh. The latter was born in Bombay, N. Y. June 29, 1825, and came to Alburgh at the age of five years with his father, where he has remained up to the present time. He married Lydia J. Wyman, February 8, 1822, in Milwaukee, Wis., and their children are George W., Alice S., Emma T., Edna M., and Belle. Alice S. married, in 1880, Wilson Sawyer, of Boston, Mass, and their children are Bessie and Edna. Emma T. Bell married Frank P. Pray, of Alburgh, and their children are Nellie, Mildred, and Alice, now of Woodville, N.H.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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