Born: 1796-10-XX Kentucky
Flourished: 1831-1863 Menard County, Illinois
As early as 1831, Bell and his wife, Polly, had settled in Sangamon County and were purchasing land in part of the county that would later become Menard County. Bell farmed in Menard County for the remainder of his life.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Menard County, 68:111, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 342; Gravestone, Hash Cemetery, Menard County, IL.