Monday, April 14, 2014


CLEMENTS BELL, farmer, Section 12, Wheatland Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Ireland December 16, 1845. Was brought to America when young, and was raised and educated in Muskingum County, Ohio. In 1861 enlisted in Company B, Seventy-eighth Regiment Ohio Infantry, and participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Champion Hill, Atlanta; at the latter place was captured and confined in the Andersonville prison at Savannah, Ga., until the close of the war; after which he located in Chicago, Ill., for some time engaged in various pursuits. In 1866 he removed to Johnson County, Mo., where he farmed for five years, and in 1871 came to Kansas and located in Dickinson county on his estate of 560 acres. Married in Johnson County, Mo., October 28, 1873, to Miss Mary E. Foster. She was born in Johnson County, Mo., June 8, 1853. They have four children - Carrie L., Sue L., Clements W., and Mary.

Roster: 78th, Ohio Infantry, Co. B.

Clements Bell, Private, Age 18, Enlisted December 11, 1861, for 3 years.  Mustered out June 15, 1865, at camp Chase, Ohio, by orders of War Department.

Birth: Dec. 16, 1845, County Antrim, Northern. Ireland.
Death: Jun. 5, 1929, Dickinson County, Kansas.

Wife's: Mary Elizabeth Foster Bell (1853 - 1885), Anna Laura Logan Bell (1878 - 1972).

Children: Sue L. Bell (1877 - 1965), Mary Purdy Bell Humbargar (1882 - 1982), Margaret E. Bell (1896 - 1981), John Clements Bell (1897 - 1955).

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Carlton, Dickinson County, Kansas. .

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