I am looking for ancestor information on Walter James Bell, born abt 1828, Ireland- was Tavern Keeper in or around King Township, Ontario Canada. Died 15 March 1893, buried in Nobleton Cemetery. Married to Martha Anna, died 1864, then to Jane Percy.
007333/25 (Bruce Co) Walter Charles Stewart BELL, 24, hardware merchant, Beeton, Beeton, s/o Walter James BELL (b. King Twp. Ont.) & Margaret Ellen STEWART, married Clara Elizabeth FAIR, 25, teacher, Huron Twp. Bruce Co., Bervie, d/o Alexander Taylor FAIR (b. Huron Twp. Ont.) & Ann STANLEY, witn: Clifford Lovell HEWITT & Mrs. Lueretia HEWITT both of Bervie, 5 August 1925, Bervie United Church
Any chance this could be him on 1851 census?
York, York County
John, b Ireland, 30
Ann, widow, Ireland, 53
Walter, Ireland, 24
1861 census gives Walter and Martha's marriage year as 1854.
Would the following be your family? From History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario. Vol. 2, published 1885 by C. Blackett Robinson, Township of King, page 385:
JAMES BELL was born in Scotland in 1810, and emigrated to Canada in
1831. He navigated the lake for a few years, and then bought a farm near
Guelph, which was at the time complete bush. He cleared his land with the
help of his son James ; by their united efforts it was soon under cultiva
tion. Mr. Bell s wife, whose maiden name was Mary Cairns, died the year
subsequent to their arrival in this country : two of their children are living
-James and Jane. Mr. Bell came to Canada without means, but has been
very successful : he is still living on the old place. James Bell, jun r, was
born in Scotland in 1827, and was only four years old when his father
brought him to Canada. He was married in 1854 to Miss Margaret
McCallum : they had five children, four of whom are living Duncan, Adam,
James, and Elizabeth. He is in religion a Presbyterian, and in politics a
Reformer. A fine large brick church stands on an acre of ground presented
by Mr. Bell.
Marriage of Walter Bell to Jane Percy is listed on Family Tree Maker's CD #266. Walter Bell, 34, born Ireland, residence King Twp. Parents: James & Elizabeth Johnson - married Jane Percy, 28, born Canada, residence Tecumseh Twp. Parents John & Martha Hamilton. Married 3/14/1866 York. LDS film # 1030068
Early Settlement of King
by:Elizabeth McClure Gillham
Linton & Bell's Lake
a hamlet Conc.9,Hw.27 & 17th sideroad King Twp.
South of Linton & north of sidroad l6,conc.9,there
was a settlement known as Bells Lake.On map of l860
settlement was called Kingsville,In l889 name was changed
to Loch Erne
The hotel by the lake was built in l890, by a man named
Bell. The bldg. was of wood.It had a dining room,open bar,
& livery stable. when prob.came bar license was revoked
but hotel was still there until 1912 when it was demolished.
see the following section from a book i found