I am looking for information on the African-American Bell family that lived in the Norfolk County, VA, Nansemond County, VA, Portsmouth, VA areas.
I have a Caroline Gray who married a Frank Swift. They had several children. One of their children was Matilda Swift. She married Eddie Bell. They had at least one son named James Bell. They lived in Portsmouth, VA.
Some of the other Swift children seemed to have moved to New York. They were: Frances, Alice, Jane, Steven, Ernest, Charity, Frank, and Mary.