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Rev. Caleb Norris BELL
Judith Harper MOORE
Husband:  Caleb Norris BELL
Birth:  5 Jun 1788, Beaufort, Carteret Co., NC
Death:  21 Sep 1872, presumably in Todd Co., KY
Occupation:  planter; clergyman (traveling minister)
Religion:  Methodist
Migration:  1820/1 to KY; 1822 to Todd Co.
Father:  Caleb BELL Joseph2, Andrew1
Mother:  Susannah COALE William1
Marriage-1:  3 May 1815
Wife-1:  Judith Harper MOORE
Birth:  17 Apr 1789, of Nottoway Co., VA
Death:  24 Nov 1819, VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  6 Sep 1820
Wife-2:  Jane BROWDER
Birth:  17 Jun 1793, of Dinwiddie Co., VA
Death:  28 Oct 1836, Todd Co., KY
Disposition:  buried Bell's Chapel Cemetery, Todd Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  David BROWDER
Marriage-3:  16 Oct 1837, Todd Co., KY
Wife-3:  Mary "Polly" THOMPSON
Birth:  2 Jun 1800, Mecklenburg Co., NC 
Death:  9 May 1869, Todd Co., KY
Disposition:  buried Bell's Chapel Cemetery, Christian Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 15 May 1817, Christian Co., KY, Samuel GREENFIELD
Father:  Gideon THOMPSON, Jr.
Mother:  Jane VANCE
Children with Judith MOORE born in VA:
1.  Martha Ann BELL, b. 4 Feb 1816
2.  John Wesley BELL, b. 27 Aug 1817; d. 2 Sep 1884, Bell's Chapel, Todd Co., KY; m1. 1845, Sarah Catherine BROWDER (8 May 1826 - 15 Feb 1855); m2. Dec 1855, Mrs. Mary F. (REEVES) TOOD
3.  Susan Elizabeth BELL, b. 9 Sep 1818; d. 11 Sep 1821, VA
Children with Jane BROWDER born in Todd Co., KY:
4.  Mary Susan BELL, b. 15 Jun 1822
5.  Eliza Jane BELL, b. 24 Sep 1825; d. 6 Mar 1863, Todd Co., KY; bur. Bell's Chapel Cem.; m. 7 May 1845, Todd Co., KY, John N. MILLS (1822- )
6.  William BELL, b. 24 Feb 1828; d. 9 Feb 1838, Todd Co., KY; bur. Bell's Chapel Cem.
Child with Mary THOMPSON born in Todd Co., KY:
7.  Caleb Norris / Morris BELL, b. 25 Jul 1838; d. 5 May 1882, Todd Co., KY; bur. Bell's Chapel Cem.; m. 9 Sep 1869, Harriet Newell PETRIE (4 Oct 1837 - 21 Jul 1914)
8.  William Montgomery "Roseheath" BELL, b. 25 Jun 1840; d. 12 Apr 1897, Todd Co., KY
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1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Bell, Caleb N. Greenfield, Mary Oct 16, 1837 Todd Co.
Mills, John N. Bell, Eliza Jane May  7, 1845 Todd Co.

2.  1820

3.  1830

4a.  1840 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
1840 Bell, Caleb N. KY Todd Co. Todd City p. 245
There's no such place as "Todd City," it's a mis-interpretation of "Todd Cty."

4b.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6-7 of 65 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Todd Co. Todd Roll 124 pp. 244B-245A Ln. 16 Bell Caleb N 100 010 001 - 001 100 100 661100-321120 0/12/00000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Caleb (b. 1838)
1 white male 20-29 1810-1820 = John (b. 1817)
1 white male 60-69 1770-1780 = Caleb (b. 1788) 
1 white female 10-14 1825-1830 = Eliza (b. ca. 1826)
1 white female 15-19 1820-1825 = Mary (b. ca. 1821)
1 white female 40-49 1790-1800 = Mary 
6 male slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ? ? ? ? ?
6 male slaves 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ? ? ? ? ?
1 male slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
1 male slave 36-54 1785-1804 = ?
3 female slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ? ?
2 female slaves 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ?
1 female slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
1 female slave 36-54 1785-1804 = ?
2 female slaves 55-99 1740-1784 = ? ?
12 persons employed in agriculture
There's no such place as "Todd" in Todd County; it's a mis-interpretation of "Todd Cty."

5.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com mis-indexed as "C.W. Bell," but the middle initial is definitely an "N"):  District No. 1, Todd Co., KY, p. 238, 627/632, enumerated 5 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
C N Bell 62 M Farmer 8000 NC
Mary 50 F     "
Caleb 12 M     Ky
Montgomery 10 M     "
Listed next to Caleb's son, John BELL (& Sarah BROWDER).

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #68 of 169 indexed "C.W. Bell," but the middle initial is definitely an "N"):  Elkton P.O., Todd Co., KY, Roll M653_396, p. 738, PN 68, 476/476, enumerated 13 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
C N Bell 78 M   F 18,800 25,000 NC
M Bell 60 F         NC
W M Bell 20 M   F     Ky
M E Millson? 20 F         Ky
Allice J 11 F         M O?
C M Bell 22 M   F   1,800 Ky

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #127 of 328):  Fairview P.O., Fairview Precinct, Todd Co., KY, p. 374A, PN 9, 66/66, enumerated 31 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Bell Caleb N 82 M W farmer 18200 19000 North Carolina
____ William M 30 M W farmer    3000 Kentucky

8.  Todd County, Kentucky.  Deed Book M, 1839-1840 (LDS Film No. 355909; abstracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
p. 110 9 Nov 1839
Grantors, of Todd Co., KY =  Gideon THOMPSON and wife, Nancy; Caleb N. BELL and wife, Mary.
Grantees = John BUNCH and wife, Lucy.
$182 for 26 acres on the Elk Fork of the Red River.
Gideon THOMPSON is Mary (THOMPSON) BELL's father.

9a.  J.H. Battle, ed.  1884.  History of Todd County, Kentucky.  F.A. Battey Publ. Co., Chicago.
WILLIAM M. BELL, "Roseheath."  The subject of this sketch is a native of Todd County, Ky., and was born in his present residence, June 25, 1840.  His father, Rev. Caleb N. Bell, was born in 1788, in Beaufort, N.C., was an itinerant Methodist preacher in Virginia, removed to Kentucky in 1820, and died here in 1872 having been a useful minister of the Gospel for sixty-two years.  He was thrice married, and his children are:  Martha A. (Greenfield), John W., Mary S. (Clark), Eliza J. (Mills), Caleb M. and subject, who received a classical education at Emery and Henry College, of Virginia.  Subject is a farmer by profession, having 300 acres of first-class land near "Bell's Chapel."  His brick residence was built in 1828 by his father, by whom the place was originally cleared and improved.  In 1862 Mr. Bell was accidentally crippled in such a manner as to disable him for life, and he consequently employs much of his time in literary pursuits, being one of the most extensively read and well posted men in the county.  Being unmarried, his fine farm and books claim his chief attention.  He is a member of the Grange; in religion is a Methodist, and in politics is identified with the Democratic party.

9b.  Biographical sketch of John F. BELL, Caleb's grandson, on pp. 288-289, under the heading "Elkton Precinct": 
...Rev. Caleb N. Bell, who was born in 1788, in Beaufort, N.C.  Caleb Bell was for several years a traveling minister in the Methodist Church of Virginia, and for many years a local preacher in this State.  He died in 1872; he was three times married; first, to Judith H. Moore; second, to Jane Browder, and last to Mary GreenfieldJohn W. Bell was born in Virginia in 1817, came to Kentucky with his parents in 1821, and to Todd County the following year...

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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