Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Miller Bell

Male Bef 1760 -


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  • Name John Miller Bell 
    Born Bef 1760  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I126084  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 

    Father William Bell,   b. Bef 1740, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1780, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Bell,   b. Bef 1744,   d. Aft 1786, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Married Bef 1760  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F49497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1778-1801 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 3: Antient Press]; Page 25-30
      Will of WILLIAM BELL.
      I leave and bequeath to my son, John Miller Bell, the tract of land in Spotsylvania County I purchased of Hancock Taylor .. also five negroes ..
      to my daughter, Elizabeth Shepherd .. 5 negroes ..
      to my daughter, Dolly Winslow .. four negroes ..
      to my daughter, Susannah Madison .. four negroes ..
      to my daughter, Sally .. five negroes (if she dies before marriage) .. equally divided among other children ..
      to my son, Henry Bell, the tract of land I purchased of John Stockdell
      to my son, William Bell, six lotts of land in the town of Fairfax in Culpeper County
      to my son, Thomas Bell, the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred acres ..
      all my daughters, tract of land in this county I bought of Edward Watkins .. the land where my brother, John, now lives shall continue to his benefit ..
      to my sister, Mary Wright, fifty pounds or one negro of that value ..
      my sister, Susannah Rowe (same) ..
      children of my sister, Milley Cave, fifty pounds to be equally divided among them ..
      to all my children, right I may have from my brother, John, dyeing without leaving an heir ..
      my daughter, Kitty Bell, one negro ..
      to my granddaughter, Dolly Shepherd, one negro girl ..
      to Henry Gibson, son of George Gibson, fifty pounds provided he continues to live in my family to the age of twenty one ..
      to my beloved wife all the remaining part of my estate, she paying to all my younger children, vizt. Henry, Peggie, William, Kitty, Thomas .. this 9th day of July 1776.
      Witnesses (signed)
      John Wingate, William Bell
      James Gaines Jr.
      Jonathan Taylor, John Stockdell Jr.
      Codicil: Land in Spotsylvania County purchased of Hancock Taylor bequeathed to John Miller Bell given to my son, James Miller Bell (John already given sufficient in place thereof). Appoint my wife, John Bell, Francis Madison and Andrew Shepherd, to be executors. Appoint my son in law Alexander Dawny, as one of my executors .. 9th June 1778.
      Witnesses to codicil:
      Yowell Boston, Arch. Campbell, Joseph Wood Junr.
      Alteration (changing slaves bequeathed John Miller Bell and Susannah Bell Madison ... daughter, Sally Dawney 24th November 1780.
      Witnesses to Alteration:
      Chas. Bruce, Chas. Taylor, Joseph Wood Junr.
      At a court held .. 28th December 1780 .. James Newman, John Alcock and James Taylor Junr., securities bond in the penalty of fifty thousand pounds . . . .
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      1778-1801 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 3: Antient Press]; Page 31
      Appraisal of the estate of WILLIAM BELL, dec'd. (5 negroes listed valued at 1500.0.0.
      Appraisers Richard Buckner, Peyton Stern, Dd. Stern. Returned into court 24th June 1781.

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