Bell, Elias

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Birth

Elias Bell was born in Berne, Albany County, NY in about 1847.[1] Elias was born in Berne, NY on July 11, 1847, a son of Chauncy E. Bell and Magdalena Bouck.[2]

Marriage & Children

At about 1870, he married Sarah L.______ [3] and they had the following known children:

  • Chancy Bell[3]
  • Edward H. Bell[3]
  • Female Bell born at about 1880. [3]

Occupation

At the time of his enlistment in the Civil War, Elias was working as a farmer.[1]


Military Service

Name: Elias Bell
Residence at Enlistment: Berne[2]
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[2]
Date of Birth: 11 July 1847[2]
Names of Parents: Chauncy (Bell) and Magdalena Bronk[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Hotel Keeper[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: None[2]
Enlistment Date: 23 Nov 1863[1]
Enlistment Place: Berne, New York [4]
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[5]
Company: Company M[1]
Muster Out Date: 1 Aug 1865[1]
Muster Out Place: Baltimore, MD[5]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18[4]"Discharged Aug 1st 1865 P.O. Address Bern Albany Co N.Y."[2]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census Berne, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1898; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Life

George Rogers Howell in his book History of the County of Albany, NY recorded Elias Bell as "from Berne" and that he served in the Civil War.[6]

Death

Obituary

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 bernehistory.org
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ancestry Military Databases
  5. 5.0 5.1 Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
  6. Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817