Looking for the father of Thomas BELL, born 28 APR 1743, (Iredell County) NC, dd 1825 (Buncombe County) NC. Married a Jane MONTGOMERY 1765. I know nothing else about Jane.
Some researchers say that Thomas BELL's father was a James BELL, born 1710 in Dumfriesshire, Scotland and married Agnes HOGESHEAD. However Hogshead researchers say no way, because James and Agnes never left (Augusta County), VA. It makes sense; Thomas BELL was born in NC.
There were several James BELLs in (Augusta County) Va. Is there any consensus among Bells researchers as to Thomas BELLs father, and if he was a James BELL, which one?
Grandparents: Bessie Laura Bell, born 20 OCT 1896 in (Cherokee County), NC, married on 05 JUL 1917 in Ducktown, TN (Polk County) to William Henry Suit, bd 16 MAR 1894 in Cherokee County.
gg grandparents: Columbus Alexander (Lum) Bell, born 1856 NC and Marry Ann (Poppy) LEDFORD, born 1865 NC
ggg grandparents: Davidson Bell, born 1810 NC and Alzira Williams, born 1818 NC
gggg grandparents: Robert Bell, born 1787 NC, and Sarah JEFFERSON, born 1764 unknown
ggggg grandparents: Thomas Bell, born 1743 NC, and Jane Montgomery, no information
gggggg grandparents: James Bell?
My grandmother, Bessie Bell was a Church of God lay minister, and held hundreds of revivals in tents throughout her life. She preached in TN, NC, GA, FL, and OH.
I have heard it said that the Bells were instrumental in the formation of the Church of God. Does anyone know that to be factual?
I would appreciate any information anyone might have, and if there are mistakes in the above information please let me know.
W. Dennis SuitWdsuit@mindspring.com