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From: "Robbie Meadows-O'Brien" <>
Subject: [BELL-L] BELLS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 00:16:51 -0400


Bell Family Records, by J. Montgomery Seaver, 1929.

BELLS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION



Officers in the Continental Army
Bell, Beriah (Conn). 1st Lieutenant 19th Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776.

Bell, Frederick Mordaunt (N.H.). 1st Lieutenant 2d New Hampshire, 23d May to -- December, 1775; Captain 8th Continental Infantry, 1st January, 1776; Captain 2d New Hampshire, 8th November, 1776; wounded at Stillwater, 19th September, 1776, and died from his wound 9th October, 1777.

Bell, Green, (N. C.). Captain 7th North Carolina, 28th November, 1776, to (???).

Bell, Henry (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16th November 1776.

Bell, Henry (Va.). Lieutenant 3d Continental Dragoons, (???), 1780, to 9th November, 1782.

Bell, Jesse (Conn). Captain Connecticut Militia, 1776.

Bell, John (N. H.). Colonel New Hampshire Militia, 1777.

Bell, John (Va). Ensign 6th Virginia, 26th February, 1776; 2d Lieuenant, 28th December, 1776; severely wounded at Brandywine, 11th Sepember, 1777, and did not rejoin the army. (Died 9th November, 1840.)

Bell, Jonathan (Conn). Captain Connecticut Militia, 1776.

Bell, Patterson (Pa.). Colonel Pennsylvania Militia, 1777-1778.

Bell, Robert (N. C.). Ensign 10th North Carolina, 18th May, 1781; Lieutenant 8th September, 1781; transferred to 2nd North Carolina, 6th February, 1782; served to close of war.

Bell, Robert (N. C.). Lieutenant 1st North Carolina; on roll for -- November, 1777.

Bell, Robert (Va.). Quartermaster 2d Virginia, (???); on roll for June, 1777.

Bell, Samuel (Md.). Ensign of Grayson's Continental Regiment, 8th March, 1777; 2d Lieutenant, 8th June, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 3d February, 1778; transferred to Gist's Regiment, 22d April, 1779; retired 1st January, 1781. (Died 28th March, 1828.)

Bell, Thomas (N. Y.). Ensign 2d Canadian (Hazen's) Regiment, 9th January, 1777; 2d Lieutenant, 1st September, 1777; 1st Lieutenant,--February, 1779; omitted June, 1779.

Bell, Thomas (Va.). 2d Lieutenant of Grayson's Continental Regiment, 8th March, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 8th June, 1777; Captain, 19th April, 1778; ??ransferred to Gist's Regiment, 22d April, 1779; resigned 7th May, 1779. (Died 1791.)

Bell, William Mordaunt (N. H.). Ensign 8th Continental Infantry, 6th September, 1776; Ensign, 2d New Hampshire, 8th November, 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 6th May, 1777; Regimental Adjutant, 18th August, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 22d December, 1777; Captain, 21st November, 1782, and served to close of war.

The following Bells served in the Revolution from the respective colonies. Numbers following some of the names indicate the times those names appear on the records examined:

Connecticut: Aaron, Andrew, Benjamin, 2; Charles, David, Francis, 2; Hezekiah, James, 2; Jared, Jason, 2; Jesse, 6; John, 6; Jonathan, 9; Redeemer, Stephen, 2; Thaddeus, 5; Thomas, 3; William, Walter. Delaware: Cato, Henry, 2; James, 4; John, 19; John Jun., Robert, Stephen, 3; Thomas, 5; William, 5; William Jun. Georgia: Captain, Archibald, 2; Arthur, Benjamin, Elizabeth, 2; Francis, Hezekiah, Hugh, 5; John, 2; Robert, 2; Thomas, Zachariah, 2. Maryland: James, 4; John, 3; Lawson, Lieutenant, Peter, Thomas, 3. Massachusetts: Abraham, Benjamin, 2; Boston, Charles, Daniel, 4; ??avid, 4; Eleazer, George, 4; Henry, Isaac, James, 5; John, 9; Johathan, 2; Joseph, Moses, Nathaniel, Reuben, Robert, Samuel, 3; Solomon, Stephen, Thomas, 2; Thomas Brooks, Walter, William, 5; Jerubbabel. New Hampshire: Andrew, 4; Benjamin, 8; Frederick M., 19; Henry, 4; James, 5; John, 10; Jonathan, 5; Joshua, 11; Mesheck, 9; Mesheck, Jr., 2; Samuel, 4; Shadrack, 2; Thomas, 6; William, 12; William M., 17!
. New Jersey: Henry G., Isaac, James, Jeremiah, John, 2; Joseph, Josiah, 2; Robert, William, 3: New York: Frederick, Frederick, G. Henry, George H., Hendrick, Henry, 3; Jacob, 3; James, 3; Captain Johannes, Captain John, John, 8; John A. Lem., Jonathan, Martin, Mathew, Matthew, 4; Nicolaus, Ram, Robert, 6; Samuel, Captain Samuel T., Stephen, 2; Thomas, 2; Thorue, Wellem, Wellem, Sr., William, 10; William, Sr., William R., William W. North Carolina: Benjamin, Elias, George James, 3; John, Josiah, 2; Robert, Samuel, William. Pennsylvania: Colonel, Abel, 2; Andrew, 18; Andrew, Andw. 2; Arthur, 10; Charles, 3; Charles, David, 8; Edward, 5; Edwd, 2; Francis, 2; George, 24; Henry, 4; Hugh, 2; Humphrey, Humphry, Isaac, James, 26; Jas, 5; Jno., 5; Jno. Jr., Jno. Sr., John, 68; John Jr., 8; John Sr., 5; John P., Jon, Joseph, 4; Josiah, Lloyd, Loyd, Nathaniel, 2; Paterson; Patterson, 6; Patterterson, Pearson, Peter, 2; Phineas, 2; Reason, Robert, 24, Samuel, 28; Theodore, 2; Theas, Th!
omas, 20; Walter, 4; William, 47; William, Jr., 5; William Sr., Zephah, Zepheniah. Rhode Island: Sanford. Vermont: Benjamin, 2; Jonathan, 4; Matthew, Oliver, 5; William, 4; Virginia: Alexander, Andrew, Archibald, George, Harry, Henry, 4; James, 9; John, 20; Joseph, 2; Nathaniel, Ming, Peter, 2; Richard, 2; Richard, H., 2; Robert, 4; Robert, Sr., 2; Samuel, 5; Thomas, 3; William, 3. Total, 829.




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