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William Ester Bell was born Abt. 1834 in State of Tennessee, and died Abt. 1885. He married (1) Louisa Wilson Abt. 1859. He married (2) Mary Frances Browning 24 October, 1864 in Lafayette Co., MS, daughter of Albert Browning and Olive Nicholas.

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Marriage Record of William & Mary Bell:

 

William Ester Bell & Mary Frances Browning Bell:

   

Children of William Bell and Louisa Wilson are:

1. John Andrew Bell, born February 1860 in State of Mississippi; died Aft. 1885 in State of Mississippi. He married Theodora "Dora" Williamson 13 January, 1885 in Yalobusha Co., MS.

2. Hillery William Bell, born 18 March 1862 in State of Mississippi; died 15 August 1937 in Guntersville, Marshall Co., AL. He married Susanne A.  Forrester.

Children of William Bell and Mary Browning are:

1. Albert Benjamin Bell, born February 1866 in Lafayette Co., MS; died Aft. October 1928. He married Mary Elizabeth Dettor 27 January, 1886 in Lafayette Co., MS.  (*More below)

2. Alice Dean Bell, born Abt. 1867 in Lafayette Co., MS; died 06 September, 1940. She married Willis Isaiah Goodwin 08 January, 1889 in Lafayette Co., MS.

3. Sarah F. "Sally" Bell, born October 1870 in Lafayette Co., MS; died 01 August, 1920 in Memphis, Shelby, TN. She married George Bolding 17 July, 1888 in Lafayette Co., MS.

4. Louana Bell, born Abt. 1872 in Lafayette Co., MS.

5. Buelah Katherine Bell, born 09 May, 1874 in Lafayette Co., MS; died 31 March, 1971.

Buelah Katherine Bell:

6. Mary L. "Molly" Bell, born July 1877 in Lafayette Co., MS; died December 1956 in State of Arkansas. She married John Estes 29 December, 1903 in Batesville, Panola, MS.

Mary L. Bell:

7. James B. "Jim" Bell, born October 1882 in Lafayette Co., MS; died 24 February, 1935. He married Hettie Hamilton.

James B. Bell:

  Albert Benjamin Bell was born February 1866 in Lafayette County, Mississippi. Albert was the son of William Ester Bell and Mary Frances Browning. On 27 January 1886, he married Mary Elizabeth Dettor, the daughter of Henry Kosciusko Dettor and Frances Jane Morris.

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Old Bell home in Batesville, MS:

Marriage Record of Albert and Mary Elizabeth Bell:

Albert & Mary Elizabeth Bell:

 

The children of Albert Benjamin Bell and Mary Elizabeth Dettor were:

1.  William Henry Bell who was born after 1886 in Lafayette County, Mississippi. William died as an infant.

2.  Lillie Mai Bell who was born March 1888 in Lafayette County, Mississippi. Lillie married Winfred Harding Bell about 1913. She died on 08 June 1924 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

Lily Mai Bell & Winfred H. Bell:

 

3.  Lucy Cornelia Bell who was born on 31 July 1889 in Lafayette County, Mississippi. Lucy married Gabriel Moore on 22 March 1920 in Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi. She died on 22 January 1967 in Rankin County, Mississippi.

Lucy Cornelia Bell Moore:

 

4.  Edward Albert Bell who was born after July 1889 in the State of Mississippi. Edward died as an infant.

5.  Orlie Kyle Bell who was born after July 1889 in the State of Mississippi. Orlie died as an infant.

6.  Bessie Lee Bell who was born on 20 June 1894 in the State of Mississippi. Bessie never married. She died on 23 April 1971 in Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi.

Bessie Lee Bell:

7.  Aubrey L. Bell who was born on 30 January 1897 in the State of Mississippi. Aubrey never married. He died on 12 January 1926 in Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi.

Aubrey L. Bell:

8.  Eva Lena Bell who was born on 29 March 1899 in the State of Mississippi. Eva died as a small child.

Little Evvie:

9.  Bueford Nelson Bell who was born after March 1899 in the State of Mississippi. Bueford died as an infant.

10. Dorothy Dennis Bell who was born on 28 July 1905 in Panola County, Mississippi. Dorothy never married. She died on 31 December 1992 in Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi.

Dorothy Dennis Bell:

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