Descendants of William Brown, English Immigrant

Name.................................................................................Birth and Death

1 William Brown 1669 - 1752
....... 2 Samuel Brown Unknown - Unknown
....... 2 Mary Brown 1694/95 - Unknown
....... 2 Elizabeth Brown 1696 - Unknown
....... 2 Ann Brown 1699/00 - Unknown
....... 2 William Brown 1702 - 1772
....... 2 John Brown 1703 - 1791
................ 3 Dorothy Brown 1728 - Unknown
................ 3 Lydia Brown 1730 - Unknown
................ 3 Azuba Brown 1732 - Unknown
................ 3 John Brown 1733 - 1821
.......................... 4 Samuel Brown 1758 - Unknown
................................... 5 Samuel R. Brown 1797 - Unknown
................................... 5 William T. Brown 1797 - Unknown
................................... 5 Phoebe Brown 1797 - Unknown
................................... 5 Lydia Brown 1797 - Unknown
................................... 5 Betsey Brown 1797 - Unknown
................................... 5 Harriet Brown 1797 - Unknown
................................... 5 John Brown 1801 - 1875
............................................6 Mary Jane Brown 1837 - Unknown
............................................6 Ellen M. Brown 1840 - Unknown
............................................6 James Dickey Brown 1845 - Unknown
............................................6 Harriet S. Brown 1850 - Unknown
............................................6 John Brown 1859 - Unknown
..........................4 Lydia Brown 1760 - Unknown
..........................4 Phoebe Brown 1761 - Unknown
..........................4 Rebecca Brown 1762 - Unknown
..........................4 John Brown 1774 - 1833
................................... 5 Pearly Pitt Brown 1798 - Unknown
................................... 5 Lemuel Green Brown 1799 - Unknown
................................... 5 John Brown 1801 - Unknown
................................... 5 John Baldwin Brown 1803 - Unknown
................................... 5 Ephraim Cutler Brown 1805 - 1885
............................................6 Hiram Hulbert Brown 1828 - Unknown
............................................6 Fanny Conner Brown 1830 - 1898
......................................................7 Lucy Alexander Bell 1852 - 1910
......................................................7 Algernon Rudolph Bell 1853 - 1911
......................................................7 Hattie M. Bell 1860 - Unknown
...............................................................8 Willie Campbell Unknown - Unknown
...............................................................8 Wendell Campbell Unknown - Unknown
...............................................................8 Charley Campbell Unknown - Unknown
...............................................................8 Phillip Campbell Unknown - Unknown
...............................................................8 Annabelle Campbell Unknown - Unknown
...............................................................8 Ida Campbell Unknown - Unknown
...............................................................8 Margaret Campbell Unknown - Unknown
......................................................7 James Benson Bell 1866 - 1947
...............................................................8 Mildred Herrold Bell 1898 - 1959
...............................................................8 William Steuart Bell 1900 - 1970
............................................6 Maria Jain Brown 1834 - Unknown
............................................6 Harvey Marcellus Brown 1836 - Unknown
............................................6 John Corwin Brown 1841 - Unknown
................................... 5 Samuel Harvey Brown 1807 - Unknown
................................... 5 Polly Green Brown 1811 - Unknown
................................... 5 Betsy Scott Brown 1812 - Unknown
................................... 5 Eli Fearing Brown 1814 - Unknown
................................... 5 Ruth Johnson Brown 1816 - Unknown
................................... 5 Phoebe Green Brown 1818 - Unknown
................ 3 Pearley Brown 1737 - Unknown
................ 3 Mary Brown 1743 - Unknown
................ 3 Rebecca Brown 1744 - Unknown
................ 3 Benjamin Brown 1745 - 1821
................ 3 Lucy Brown 1747 - Unknown
................ 3 Sarah Brown 1750 - Unknown
................ 3 Hannah Brown 1752 - Unknown
................ 3 Elizabeth Brown 1754 - Unknown
................ 3 William Brown 1758 - Unknown
................ 3 Caleb Brown 1760 - Unknown
................ 3 Daniel Brown 1761 - Unknown
................ 3 Apphia Brown 1765 - Unknown
....... 2 Zachariah Brown 1707 - Unknown
....... 2 Abagail Brown 1709 - Unknown
....... 2 Sarah Brown 1716 - Unknown

 

Descendants of William Brown
Generation No. 1

1. William1 Brown was born 1669 in England, and died 1752 in Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary (surname unknown). She was born 1673.

Children of William Brown and Mary are:
2 i. Samuel Brown
3 ii. Mary Brown, born January 22, 1694/95
4 iii. Elizabeth Brown, born December 16, 1696
5 iv. Ann Brown, born February 27, 1699/00
6 v. William Brown, born March 27, 1702 in Hatfield, Massachusetts; died 1772 in
Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Martha Gary April 13, 1723 in
Leicester, Worcester Co., MA; born March 1, 1700/01 in Pomfret, CT.
+7 vi. John Brown, born November 3, 1703 in Hatfield, Massachusetts; died
December 24, 1791 in Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
8 vii. Zachariah Brown, born October 14, 1707
9 viii. Abagail Brown, born September 26, 1709
10 ix. Sarah Brown, born December 4, 1716

Additional information in William Brown, English Immigrant of Hatfield and Leicester, Massachusetts and his Descendants, pg. 1:

Generation No. 2

7. John2 Brown (William1) was born November 3, 1703 in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and died December 24, 1791 in Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married (1) Lydia Newhall December 27, 1726. She was born March 18, 1709/10 in Malden, Massachusetts, and died November 10, 1741.
He married (2) Mary Elizabeth Jones April 18, 1742. She was born August 10, 1719 in Worcester County, Massachusetts, and died November 14, 1809 in Hartford, Washington Co., New York. She is buried in South Hartford Cemetery, New York.

Children of John Brown and Lydia Newhall are:
11 i. Dorothy3 Brown, born August 23, 1728
12 ii. Lydia Brown, born November 14, 1730
13 iii. Azuba Brown, born 1732
+14 iv. John Brown, born December 1733 in Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts;
died September 28, 1821 in Cat's Creek (Lowell) Washington Co., Ohio.
15 v. Pearley Brown, born May 27, 1737

Children of John Brown and Mary Jones are:
16 i. Mary3 Brown, born April 24, 1743
17 ii. Rebecca Brown, born September 9, 1744
18 iii. Benjamin Brown, born October 17, 1745
19 iv. Lucy Brown, born October 8, 1747
20 v. Sarah Brown, born November 23, 1750
21 vi. Hannah Brown, born November 24, 1752
22 vii. Elizabeth Brown, born December 16, 1754
23 viii. William Brown, born June 15, 1758; died Aug. 27, 1776 in Revolutionary War
24 ix. Caleb Brown, born February 18, 1760
25 x. Daniel Brown, born December 17, 1761
26 xi. Apphia Brown, born April 13, 1765

From History of Hocking Valley, pp. 318-319:

Capt. John Brown, son of William, came with the family to Leicester, and was there elected to the Massachusetts Legislature and served with the ability for twenty successive years. He was twice married and the father of nineteen children. His oldest son was John Brown, a Revolutionary soldier, who was twice wounded at the historic battle of Bunker Hill.

Additional information in William Brown, English Immigrant of Hatfield and Leicester, Massachusetts and his Descendants, pp. 5-7:

Generation No. 3

14. John3 Brown (John2, William1) was born December 1733 in Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died September 28, 1821 in Cat's Creek (Lowell) Washington Co., Ohio. He is buried in Dodge Cemetery, Equity Station, Adams Twp., Washington Co., Ohio. He married Rebecca Green Baldwin July 21, 1757 in Leicester, Massachusetts. She was born 1734, and died October 1, 1801.

Children of John Brown and Rebecca Baldwin are:
27 i. Samuel4 Brown, born June 01, 1758
28 ii. Lydia Brown, born May 12, 1760
29 iii. Phoebe Brown, born 1761
30 iv. Rebecca Brown, born March 19, 1762
+31 v. John Brown, born February 10, 1774 in Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts;
died July 23, 1833 in Ames, Athens County, Ohio.

Additional information in William Brown, English Immigrant of Hatfield and Leicester, MA and his Descendants, pp. 11-15:

18. Benjamin Brown (John2, William1) was born October 17, 1745 in Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; died October 1, 1821 in Athens County, Ohio and is buried in West State Street Cemetery, Athens, Ohio. He married Jean (Jane) Thomas July 9, 1772 in Rowe, Hampshire (no Franklin) Co., MA; born January 8, 1754; died June 14, 1840 in Athens, Ohio. She is buried in West State Street Cemetery, Athens, Ohio.

From The First American Frontier, by Julia P. Cutler, Arno Press & The New York Times, reprinted 1971:

Copy of a statement of his services in the Revolutionary War, made in or about the year 1818 by Capt. Benjamin Brown, in support of his application for a pension. (On record in the Court of Common Pleas of Athens County, Ohio:

"In February, 1775, I joined in forming a regiment of minute men in Hampshire County (Massa-chusetts), commanded by Colonel Barnard. The regiment marched to Concord, 21st of April, under Lieut. Col. Williams, of Northfield. I served in the regiment as quartermaster. At Cambridge I took a lieutenant's commission in Captain Hugh Maxwell's company, in Colonel William Prescott's regiment, Massachusetts' line, in which I continued from May till the last of December. I continued in the same regiment during the year 1776, when I engaged as captain in Colonel Michael Jackson's regiment, and continued in the same till the latter part of 1779, when I resigned and returned home.
"I was in the party engaged in moving the stock from Noddle's Island, and burning the Diana, British packet, on Malden Ways, near Boston, in June, 1775. I was in the battle of Bunker Hill, 17th of June, 1775. I was in several engagements during the evacuation of New York Island in 1776. I was in the battle of White Plains (where his brother, Pearly Brown, was killed), and in December was present at the taking of Hackensack under General Parsons. In 1777 I commanded the detachment at the German Flats, and captured Walter Butler and his party. I was in the detachment sent to raise the siege of Fort Stanwix. I was in the battles of 19th September and 7th October, that preceded the capture of Burgoyne on the 17th. During 1778 and 1779 I was not in any important battle, but was not off duty during a single day during the three preceding campaigns."

(The position of aid to General DeKalb was offered to him at the time he (DeKalb) was ordered south to North Carolina, where he was killed at the battle of Guilford. He (Captain Brown) was the first man who entered the Hessian works stormed by Brooks and Putnam's regiments on the 7th of October, 1777 at Saratoga.)

From History of Athens County, Ohio, p. 404:

Capt. Benjamin Brown, father of General John, and of Judge A.G. Brown, and one of the most prominent among the early settlers of Ames, was born October 17, 1745, at Leicester, Massachusetts. His grandfather, William Brown, came from England to America while a youth, was the first settler in the town of Hatfield, on the Connecticut river and was often engaged in the Indian wars of that period.
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See additional information and stories of the Browns in History of Hocking Valley, Inter-State Publishing Company, vol. 1, 1883, reprinted 1991, (available in the Ohio University Library, Athens, Ohio).

Generation No. 4

31. John4 Brown (John3, John2, William1) was born February 10, 1774 in Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; died July 23, 1833 in Ames, Athens County, Ohio. He is buried in Amesville Cemetery, Ames, Ohio. He married (1) Polly Green September 1, 1796 in Leicester, Massachusetts. She was born January 23, 1773, and died Unknown. He married (2) Polly Phillips Scott. She was born October 19, 1779 in Massachusetts, and died April 25, 1870 in Ames, Ohio.

Children of John Brown and Polly Green are:
32 i. Pearly Pitt5 Brown, born July 24, 1798
33 ii. Lemuel Green Brown, born December 08, 1799
34 iii. John Brown, born December 26, 1801
35 iv. John Baldwin Brown, born September 02, 1803
+36 v. Ephriam Cutler Brown, born October 12, 1805 in Amesville, Ohio;
died April 22, 1885 in Nelsonville, Ohio.
37 vi. Samuel Harvey Brown, born October 08, 1807

Children of John Brown and Polly Scott are:
38 i. Polly Green5 Brown, born May 05, 1811
39 ii. Betsy Scott Brown, born October 26, 1812
40 iii. Eli Fearing Brown, born April 01, 1814
41 iv. Ruth Johnson Brown, born April 18, 1816
42 v. Phoebe Green Brown, born June 18, 1818

See additional information in, William Brown, English Immigrant of Hatfield and Leicester, MA and his Descendants, pp. 67-68:

From History of Athens County, Ohio, p. 383:

The first election for township officers in Ames was held June 1, 1802 (nearly three years before the organization of the county), at the house of Silvanus Ames, and resulted as follows:
Nathan Woodbury, George Ewing and Samuel Brown, trustees; Daniel Weethee, clerk; Josiah True and Samuel Brown, overseers of the poor; Nathan Woodbury, Joseph Pugsley and John Swett, fence viewers; George Wold and Christopher Herrold, house appraisers; Daniel Converse, lister; Samuel Brown and Benjamin Brown, supervisors; Daniel Converse and Silvanus Ames, constables.

From History of Athens County, Ohio, pp. 398-399, autobiographical sketch of Thomas Ewing:

Our first neighbor was Capt. Benjamin Brown, who had been an officer in the Revolutionary war. He was a man of strong intellect, without much culture. (page 399) Our next neighbors were Ephriam Cutler, Silvanus Ames, William Brown, a married son of the Captain; and, four or five miles distant, Nathan Woodbury, George Wolf, and Christopher Herrold - and about the same time, or a little later, Silas Dean, a rich old bachelor, Martin Boyles, and John and Samuel McCune.

Generation No. 5

36. Ephriam Cutler5 Brown (John4, John3, John2, William1) was born October 12, 1805 in Amesville, Ohio, and died April 22, 1885 in Nelsonville, Ohio. He married Sophia Hulbert Conner March 22, 1827 in Athens County, Ohio, daughter of John Conner and Fanny Hulbert. She was born February 27, 1810 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA, and died October 13, 1887 in Athens County, Ohio.

Children of Ephriam Brown and Sophia Conner are:
43 i. Hiram Hulbert6 Brown, born January 28, 1828 in Amesville, Ohio. He married
Elvira Davis December 16, 1852; born April 12, 1831.
+44 ii. Fanny Conner Brown, born March 28, 1830 in Amesville, Ohio; died September
9, 1898 in Athens County, Ohio
45 iii. Maria Jain Brown, born April 23, 1834 in Amesville, Ohio
46 iv. Harvey Marcellus Brown, born December 23, 1836 in Amesville, Ohio
47 v. John Corwin Brown, born January 25, 1841 in Amesville, Ohio

Additional information in the book, William Brown, English Immigrant of Hatfield and Leicester, MA and his Descendants, pp. 117-119:

See additional information and stories of the Browns in History of Hocking Valley, Inter-State Publishing Company, vol. 1, 1883, reprinted 1991, (available in the Ohio University Library, Athens, Ohio).

A Pioneer Gone
Ephriam Cutler Brown was born in Amesville, Athens County, Ohio, October 12th, 1805; after a painful illness of over four months duration most of which time he suffered severely, he died in great peace April 22d, 1885, aged seventy-nine years, six months and ten days. With the exception of about ten years Mr. Brown spent his long life in the county of his nativity. He came to Nelsonville in 1840 and engaged in the mercantile business, but soon abandoned it, and returned to his former occupation, that of a drover, which he followed for over fifty years. March 22d, 1827 he was married to Miss Sophia Hulbert Conner of Amesville, with whom he lived in fidelity and peace for over fifty-eight years. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brown, two of whom, with the widow, survive to mourn, but not without hope.
Mr. Brown was a man of versatile talents, showing an adaptation to whatever he turned his hand. He learned the tanners trade, kept a hotel, followed the mercantile business, traded in cattle and horses, and for several years carried on farming; and although a subject of misfortune, he ever retained the respect and confidence of his friends and neighbors. He was converted and joined the Free-Will Baptist Church, in Amesville, in 1830, remaining a member of that church until it went down. He afterward became a member of the M.E. Church. Although some of the time, since 1830, he was without connection with the visible church, yet he always retained the spirit and form of a Christian life. He was liberal in his religious views, so that while his house was a home for the itinerant minister, the ministers of all Christian denominations alike found a welcome and hospitable home under his roof. In all his habits of life, he was scrupulously accurate, and paid special deference to details. He has left a very complete diary of his transactions and observations reaching back for over forty years. His last entry was Dec. 21st, 1885, where he makes a note of what proved to be his last sickness. Although as he repeatedly said his way was clear, he realized the Divine presence, and feared no evil, yet about one week before his death he said "I have not reached that condition in which I can say I want to depart." He was a man of strong will, even temperament, indomitable energy, and rare good sense. He retained the control and use of his mental faculties to the last. A few days before he died he said: "I am getting very weak and shall not be able in a short time to talk. What I say must be said soon." Then for several hours he talked to all who came in, exhorting them to be faithful and asking them to meet him in heaven. He took great delight in the company of little children, and many came to see him while sick, one little fellow standing by his bed after he was dead, weeping said: "He is in heaven now." He many times in holy joy clapped his hands at the prospect of the glorious home awaiting him. He expressed great delight from time to time at the recent great revival in the church and at every opportunity urged the young converts to be steadfast. Father Brown has walked among us like a Patriarch. The simplicity of his life, and transparency of his Christian character assures us that our loss is his gain. In him our bereaved Zion has a precious memento. What an honor must it be to that church that sends to the garner such golden sheaves as Christopher Kinney, Jane Pettit, Elizabeth Howe and Ephriam Brown. Peace to their ashes, and renewed prosperity to the saints and workers left behind. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
J. E. Moore.

The following card written by Mr. A. B. Walker, a life long friend of Mr. Brown's was received the day of his death and was read on the occasion of his funeral:

ATHENS, April 21st, 1885
Dear Sir: Our papers have recently made mention of your declining years and increasing infirmities. Anniversary meeting a short time since, though not on your natal day (Oct. 12th, 1805) brought around you very many of your old friends, to exchange greetings with those of equal age with yourself or of others of long acquaintance and tried friendship of your citizens in town and others inconvenient reach. It was pleasant for you all to be thus assembled, possibly for the last time and so to be remembered. Nelsonville now contains quite a number of the early Pioneers, who have been known to me in my occasional intercourse with your citizens, I passed along there when a boy, in July 1815, with Mr. Ewing. The next time it was in sugar making time, and old Mr. Nelson of precious memory was boiling sugar water in kettles by the side of a great log. The year I can't name now, Mr. Brown, I am now old, in my 85th years, but in comfortable health. Adieu.
Your Friend, A. B. WALKER

Generation No. 6

44. Fanny Conner6 Brown (Ephriam Cutler5, John4, John3, John2, William1) was born March 28, 1830 in Amesville, Ohio, and died September 9, 1898 in Athens County, Ohio of stroke and apoplexy. She is buried in West Union Street Cemetery, Athens, Ohio. She married William Stuart Bell, May 1, 1851 in Millfield, Athens County, Ohio. He was born June 15, 1825 in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, and died May 17, 1908. William was a medical doctor and practiced medicine in Amesville, Ohio. He served in the Union Army as a surgeon and was employed in the Pension Office when he died. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

Children of Fanny Brown and William Bell are:
48 i. Lucy Alexander7 Bell, born March 2, 1852 in Millfield, Ohio. Lucy was a
teacher in Nelsonville, Ohio schools.
49 ii. Algernon Rudolph Bell, born December 27, 1853 in Middlebourne, Guernsey
County, Ohio. Algernon was a civil engineer. He installed the water works in
Athens and Loveland, Ohio and Memphis, Tennessee.
+50 iii. Hattie M. Bell, born about. 1860
+51 iv. James Benson Bell, born August 2, 1866 in Athens County, Ohio; died
September 1947 in Athens, Ohio.

Newspaper article (undated - about September 1898)

Mrs. Fannie C. Bell
Mrs. Fannie C. Bell died at her home here last Friday and was buried Sunday in the New Cemetery. The deceased was 68 years old and was held in high esteem by a large circle. Her life was one of a true christian and her kind and charitable deeds were many. She was a loving and devoted mother and her demise will be keenly felt.

Newspaper article (undated)
A Noble Woman Gone to Her Rest
Mrs. Fannie C. Bell was born in Amesville, Ohio, March 28th, 1830. She was the daughter of Godly parents, Ephriam and Sophia Brown. She was married to Dr. William Bell May 1st, 1852. Her death occurred at her late home, near Athens, September 9th.
She suffered a stroke of paralysis some weeks since, when was followed later by apoplexy. Everything which love could suggest was done for her relief, but in vain. She sank quietly to rest surrounded by her children and friends. Mrs. Bell had been a christian from early girlhood, and those who have known her for many years testify to her worth and character. She was a devoted mother and a faithful friend; she never forgot a kindness rendered, and was delighted when she could make some return in kind.
Her patriotism was a marked characteristic. During the dark days of the civil war she was ready to minister day or night to the families of soldiers at the front, and she mingled her tears with those whose loved ones returned not after the battle. Her sympathy and charity was broad, and extended to all whom she could in any way assist. A very impressive and beautiful funeral service was held at the home Sabbath afternoon, September 11, Rev. Thomas officiating. The large number in attendance and the beautiful flowers which came from other friends to adorn the casket showed in what high regard our departed sister was held in this and other communities.

From History of Hocking Valley, vol. 1, pp. 144-145:

MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE VALLEY
This society was organized April 28, 1866, at the court-house in the city of Athens. The following physicians were present: Drs. A.H. Burrell and A.A. Shepard, of Nelsonville; James Moore, of New England; Hiram G. Witham, of Shade; E.B. Pickett, of Marshfield, James Howe, I.B. Harper, W.P. Johnson and C.L. Wilson, of Athens; Wm. S. Bell, of Amesville; John Earhart, of Lee, and W.W. Feirce, of Chauncey. A constitution and by-laws were adopted, and the association then proceeded to elect its first officers. These were as follows: President, Dr. W.P. Johnson; Vice-Presidents, John Earhart and I.B. Harper; Secretary, C.L. Wilson; Treasurer, Wm. S. Bell. Monthly meetings were decided, and the association started out with twenty-five members. The same officials were re-elected the following year.

Generation No. 7

49. A.R. Bell (son of William S. and Fanny Conner Bell)
Newspaper article, undated
A.R. Bell Died Last Evening
Mr. Al. R. Bell, aged about 58 years, one of Athens well known citizens, passed away at his late residence in the Fenzel Flats last evening at 7 o'clock following several weeks of critical illness of heart and stomach trouble.
Mr. Bell had for many years been prominently identified with Athens commercial interests having engaged for a number of years in the retail grocery trade with R.E. Ryan under the firm name of Ryan & Bell and later he was the general superintendent of Athens municipal electric and water plants for a long period of years bringing these utilities to their highest efficiency during his management. He was never married, having devoted his life to his sister Miss Lucy Bell who passed away over a year ago. This childless couple took the place of parents to nephews and
nieces and made a home for those who had no home of their own. Their unselfish devotion to these children, their loyalty to blood marked Al Bell and his sister Miss Lucy as the most unselfish and sacrificing brother and sister in the community. The funeral will be held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and the interment will be made in the Union Street cemetery.

50. Hattie M.7 Bell (Fanny Conner6 Brown, Ephriam Cutler5, John4, John3, John2, William1) was born Abt. 1860. She married (Given name unknown) Campbell.

Children of Hattie Bell and (Unknown) Campbell are:
52 i. Willie8 Campbell
53 ii. Wendell Campbell. Wendall drowned in the Hocking River.
54 iii. Charley Campbell
55 iv. Phillip Campbell
56 v. Annabelle Campbell
57 vi. Ida Campbell
58 vii. Margaret Campbell

(Handwritten note about Margaret)

After Mr. Campbell died the family became separated. Annabelle, Phillip, Ida, and Margaret lived with their aunt and uncle, Lou and Al Bell. Their mother remarried and lived in Dayton. Annabelle died while a young girl. Ida married and took her younger sister to California. She finished high school while her sister worked. Later Margaret was employed by the Los Angeles Board of Education until she retired in Culver City, California. Ida came back to Ohio then returned to California where she died at the age of 70. Her mother left Ohio after her second husband passed away and spent her last year with her youngest daughter, Margaret. Phillip never married and he too died in California. Charley married and retired from the railroad and lived in Mullens, West Virginia.

51. James Benson7 Bell (Fanny Conner6 Brown, Ephriam Cutler5, John4, John3, John2, William1) was born August 2, 1866 in Athens County, Ohio, and died September 1947 in Athens, Ohio. He is buried in West Union Street Cemetery, Athens, Ohio. He married Alpharetta (Alice) Herrold April 22, 1897 in Athens County, Ohio, daughter of William Herrold and Sarah Blackwood. She was born September 12, 1862 in Athens County, Ohio, and died October 1958 in Athens, Ohio. She is buried in West Union Street Cemetery, Athens, Ohio.

Children of James Bell and Alpharetta (Alice) Herrold are:
+59 i. Mildred Herrold8 Bell, born October 11, 1898 in The Plains, Ohio; died March 27,
1959 in Athens, Ohio.
+60 ii. William Steuart Bell, born July 18, 1900; died October 1970.

Newspaper article (undated - about August 1, 1947):

James B. Bell Ill
The condition of Mr. James B. Bell, who has been ill for three weeks at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Guseman, 101 Elmwood Place, remains unchanged. Mr. W.S. Bell of Jackson, Miss., who was called here recently by his father's illness, has returned to his home. Mr. and Mrs. James Bell have been making their home with Mrs. Guseman for the past two years.

Obituary:

James B. Bell Dies Sunday at Age 82
James B. Bell, 82, life-long resident of Athens County, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Guseman, 101 Elmwood Place, with whom he had lived for the past three years. He had been ill for nine weeks. Formerly a resident of The Plains, Mr. Bell had been employed by both the state and county highway departments. He was the son of Dr. William Stuart Bell and Fannie Brown Bell, also life-long residents of this county. In addition to his daughter, Mr. Bell is survived by his wife, Alice Herrold Bell, a son, William Steuart of Jackson, Miss., besides 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, 2p.m., at The Plains Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Carfrey with burial in W. Union St. Cemetery. Friends may call at the Jagers Funeral Home until 5p.m. Tuesday and at the family residence, 101 Elmwood Place, until the time of services.

Obituary (typewritten pages)

James Benson Bell, son of Dr. William Stuart Bell and Fannie Brown was born August 22, 1865. Died September 14th., 1947, age 82 years and 22 days. On April 22, 1897 he was united in marriage to Alice Herrold. To them was born a son and daughter. Steuart Bell of Jackson Mississippi and Mrs. Mildred Guseman of Athens. He leaves his sorrowing wife bowed in grief and his devoted son and daughter, 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 nieces, Ida Campbell and Margaret Campbell of California, and a large host of friends. Life is only a spark we hold. Tis a flicker that goes as it comes, but in heaven reforms like the glow of the morn. Life goes on like a beautiful flame.
Mr. Bell was a man who lived in marked simplicity. He lived a rich full life. To his home he was much devoted and to his family which made him a real Dad, to the members of this family. He was loyal to his surviving wife. Many years they walked life's pathway, happy together sharing each other's joys and sorrows.
During his last illness he did not murmur. His patient wife could comfort him and alloy his suffering when no one else could. The bereaved family could find a measure of happiness in the memory of the long happy years spent with him. As time rolls by and shadows fall may we who are left behind look up with that hope. Let us remember the words of Jesus if ye believe in God ye also believe in me. In my father's house are many mansions if it were not so I would of told you. No word which we have power to say can take the sting of parting away but he who marks the sparrows fall, can comfort and sustain.

All the years we've spent together
All the happy golden hours
Shall be cherished in remembrance
Fragrant sweets from memories flowers
Loved by your friends and all you knew
A wonderful husband and Dad were you
Sincere and true in heart and mind
Beautiful memories you leave behind
Some time, some day our eyes shall see
The face we loved so well
Some time our hand shall press in his
And never say Fare-well.

Mrs. Arthur Burchfield

In Memoriam (undated newspaper article - about September 1949)

In Memory of James B. Bell who passed away Sept. 14, 1947. Days of sadness still come to us. Memory keeps you ever near us though you left us two years ago. Remembered by his Wife, Children and Grandchildren.

Notes:
The remaining generations of the descendants of Alpharetta (Alice) Herrold and James B. Bell can be found in the section on the descendants of G. Henrick Herrold.

Newspaper articles and obituaries that do not specifically indicate the name of the paper are assumed to be the Athens Messenger newspaper (or whatever named newspaper was in Athens, Ohio at the time of the article.)

Brown family documentation (original or certified copies) in the possession of LaFaunna Bell Guseman France:

The Brown Family Bible (intact)
Tin-type photo of Fanny Conner Brown, daughter of Ephraim Cutler Brown
Photo of Ephraim Brown in The Athens Homecoming, (see citation below)
Original Marriage Certificate of Dr. William S. Bell and Fanny C. Brown, 1851
Civil War records of William S. Bell
Original handwritten letter and envelope from William S. Bell to his daughter, Lucy, dated Oct. 5, 1898
Map of Arlington Cemetery with location of grave of W.S. Bell
Certificate of death for James Benson Bell

References for Brown Family:

1. History of Athens County, Ohio, Charles M. Walker, Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1869; reprinted E.M. Morrison Co., publisher, Athens Ohio, 1967. (Ohio University Library, Special Collections)
2. The Athens Homecoming Reunion, June 14-15, 1904, Compiled and edited by Captain A.H. Mattox, The Winthrop Press, New York. (Book originally belonged to Raymond Richie; currently owned by his widow, Jackie Richie White, Athens, Ohio).
3. Athens County Illustrated: Progress of One Hundred Years, Souvenir Edition, Messenger and Herold, J.C. Tipton, May 1897. (Book originally belonged to Raymond Richie; currently owned by his widow, Jackie Richie White, Athens, Ohio)
4. The Harris History, A Collection of Tales of Long Ago of Southeastern Ohio and Adjoining Territories, Charles H. Harris, published by the Athens Messenger, 1957.
5. William Brown, English Immigrant of Hatfield and Leicester, Massachusetts and his Descendants, Carol Willits Brown, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1994.
6. Athens County Family History, B. Schumacher and M.L. Brown, compilers, Athens County Historical Society, 1987.
7. History of Hocking Valley, Inter-State Publishing Company, vol. 1, 1883, reprinted 1991 (Ohio University Library, Special Collections).
8. The First American Frontier, by Julia P. Cutler, Arno Press & The New York Times, reprinted 1971.
9. The Bingham Family in the United States, Especially the State of Connecticut, compiled by Theodore A. Bingham, M.A. (Yale), Brig. General. U.S. Army, published by the Bingham Association, Easton, PA, 1930.
10. United States Archives
11. The Athens Messenger Newspaper, Athens, Ohio
12. Athens County Historical Society, Athens, Ohio
13. Ohio University Library, Special Collections, Athens, Ohio