He was a Farmer at Pea Ridge, Ill Near Scales Mound, Ill.
He died on 4th of July in foot race with William Perry at age of 72 per
newspaper articile(Galina Weekly Gazette) of July 6, 1893.
Mr Bell leaves besides his third wife, one son, Thomas Bell residing at
Murray, Iowa, Three daughters, Mrs Richard Thomas of Britt Iowa, Mrs James
Dawson of Warren, and Mrs A.J. Macomber of Nora. The funeral sarvices will be
held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. (From same newspaper)
He also shows in 1860 Census records for Jo Daviess County, Illinois--
Council Hill Township--Page 344--Dwelling #2469--Family #2574.
Wife is Margaret T.
Family History Center Microfilm-LDS Church Batch 720821 Source 820288 Sheet 74 Showes he was a brother to William Bell--Born on Nov 28, 1818 in Yorkshire, England He was married August 23, 1843 in England.(Ravenstondale-Westmoreland Co He died September 2, 1899 in Council Hill, Illinois. He was married to Ann Thompson--Born September 30, 1819 in Westmoreland Co. England. She died on October 28, 1898 and is burried at Council Hill, Ilinois.
!He moved from England to the United States in about 1857(per item in Obituary for his daughter Agnes)
! He is burried in Council Hill Cemetery, Council Hill, Illinois near (west of) Scales Mound. Tomb Stone sayes Richard bell 1820-1893