Samuel S. Bell (1825-1865), a home volunteer in the Civil War was married to Elisa Ann Francis Mefford in 1847 in Muhlenberg Co., Ky. and died in an Army Camp in Rochester, Butler Co., KY. Their children: Peletha, Sarah Ann Hooper Posey, George M., Amanda Ester Canfield, Lydia C. Wade, Mary L., John W., James E., and Andrew Samuel Bell were all born in Muhlenberg, Kentucky. Andrew (Andy) Samuel Bell was the only one to come to Clay County, Ark.
Andrew (Andy) Samuel Bell (1863-1941), the youngest son of Samuel and Elisa, came to Clay County with his wife, Emma Olive Day (1863-1925) and children in 1905 and resided three miles west of Pollard. Andy and Emma are buried in the New Hope Cemetery. Their children were Charles C. Bell, Clara Ethel Fields Alexander, Edgar O. Bell, John Marion Bell, Fred Logan Bell, Lela Mabel Grider, Cecil William Bell and Irvin Bell, and they were all born in Illinois. Andy was married a second time. (His son, Irvin’s obituary states that he left his father and stepmother.)
Charles C. Bell (1887-1950) was born in Fairfield, Wayne Co., Ill. and is buried at New Hope, age 22.
Clara Ethel Bell (1887-1950) was born in Fairfield, Wayne Co., Ill. and is buried in New Hope. She married Robert Lee Fields and had Russell, Elton, Edith Fields Keas, a daughter died in infancy, and Nina Fields Battles who died in 1945. Clara then married Rev. William Finis Alexander (1875-1944) who had first been married to Celeste Irvin.
Edgar O. Bell (1889- ) may have died in Wayne Co. He is not listed on the 1900 Wayne Co., Census or the Clay Co., 1910 Census.
John Marion Bell (1891-1956) was also born in Illinois and died in St. Louis, Mo. and is buried in the Piggott Cemetery. HE was married to Willie Elizabeth Gilford (1896-1979) in Feb., 1914 in Clay County, and they had Gladys who died as an infant, Charles married Beulah Ort, Howard married Eva, Naomi Bell married Elbert Henson, and Mildred Bell married Lester Beaver. Willie later married a Burden.
Lela Mable Bell (1895-1949) married Luther James Grider in 1912 in Clay County and had Fred C.; Valasta C. married Floyd Jessie Holifield and had Michael, Eric and Patricia; and Vinata Brawner. Luther Grider later married Mrs. Birdie Toombs, widow of William Toombs. They are buried at New Hope.
Irvin Bell (1902-1940) married Vera Van Gordon and had a son, Lowell, who died in 1994. Irvin’s second marriage was to Blanche Vinyard, daughter of Thomas and Isa Bell Pettigrew Vinyard, and they had Edward Irvin Bell and Marion Wesley Bell. Irvin died in Dearborn, Mich. where he had lived since 1936. HE was killed when a cable broke and struck him in the head at work. The body was brought back to the home of his father-in-law, T. M. Vinyard, and is buried in Piggott. Services were held at the First Baptist Church, Piggott. He moved to Pollard and grew to manhood there. He joined the Methodist Church at Pollard. He left his father, A. S. Bell, his stepmother, three brothers (Marion of Piggott, Fred of Holcolmb, Cecil of St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Grider and Mrs. R. L. Fields of Pollard).
Fred (Freddie) Logan Bell (1893- ) married Bell Beaton in Sep., 1909 and Mrs. Ethel Barham in Sep., 1918, all of Leonard, Ark. Later he lived in Holcomb, Mo.
Cecil William Bell (1899-1938) married Alice Heathcott, daughter of T. F. Heathcott, in Aug. 1926 and is buried in Piggott. Their children were A. J. Bell, Russell, and Muriel Leon Bell.