Happened across this history of the Bell family at http://www.archive.org/stream/bellfamilyinamer00week/bellfam...
The following exerpt seems to support your conclusion:
James Bell of South Eiver had these children:
Agnes, married James Gamble; Dorcas, married
Love; Sarah; James, moved to Bards-
town, Ky., in 1795; William, married and left
descendants in Tennessee; Thomas, died unmar-
ried in Charlottesville, in 1797, a captain in the
revolution; John, died unmarried in 1797; Jos-
eph, a revolutionary soldier, died unmarried in
1832; Samuel, a revolutionary officer, died un-
married in 1788.