Born: 1799-11-29 Kentucky
Flourished: 1831-1834 Menard County, Illinois
As early as 1827, Bell lived in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, and was purchasing land near Petersburg, in what would later become Menard County. He was a farmer in Menard County for the remainder of his life.
U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 16; Gravestone, Greenwood Cemetery East, Tallula, IL; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:32, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.