John Bell + Elizabeth McDaris Alfred M. Brank + Lucretia Brigman
Oliver Taylor Bell + Mary Elizabeth Brank
29 May 1854 - 28 Jan 1931 16 Apr 1855 - 7 Dec 1939
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Orpha Bradshaw Bell (Agnes Myrtle Smith), 1881 - 1961
John K. Bell, 1883 - ?
Clarence C. Bell (Gertrude [unknown]), 1885 - 1947
Carr Bell, 1890 - 1973
Williiam B. Bell (Anne M [?]), 1892 - 1980
Magnolia "Nola" Bell (Hershel Milton Tomberlin), 1895 - 1979
Note: The Bell family property in north Buncombe County, off the Barnardsville Highway on what is
now Arrowhead Fields Road, was later occupied by the family of Roy A. Childers and Margaret Inez
Shepherd Childers from about 1952 on for many years, and part of the farm is still owned by the
Note: The Bells, including their first three sons, were among the founding members of Piney
Mountain Baptist Church, and O. Taylor Bell was one of the authors of an elaborate obituary for
John Wesley Shepherd.
Sources: US Census records: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1930;
NC Death Certificates;
Florida Death Collection;
Getha Gina Bell, "The Robert and Sarah Bell Family", HOBC, Vol I, p. 150;
West Memorial Park records, via FindAGrave.com;
World War I Draft Registration.
Buncombe County, NC.
Robert Bell + Sarah [unknown]