Joe, do you know the names of your DiBella ancestors from the late 1700s? My father's family, who emigrated from Tusa, Sicily, lived in the New London, CT area. There is a Di Bella ancestral line in my Di Gangi/DiMaggio family. The only names that I have are Nicolo/Nicola Di Bella, who married Anna La Lima. Both died bef. 1828 in Tusa. Their daughter, Grazia Di Bella, was my ancestor, and she married Vincenzo Di Gangi. He died in 1808 and she died in 1828, both in Tusa. If these names are in your family, I'd love to communicate with you.
Anne DeGange Begnaudabegnaud@charter.net