Charles C. Bell
Charles C. Bell was born about 1806 in Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky. He was the second of seven children born to Thomas Bell and Hannah Boggess. He was raised in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Charles married Phoebe Young Reynolds on March 5, 1832 in Muhlenberg, Kentucky. Phoebe was born in Muhlenberg, Kentucky on Aug 9, 1809, the daughter of Richard David Reynolds and Nancy Grisham. Charles and Phoebe had three children:
Cynthia Ann born September 24, 1833
Etheline born October 1835
Thomas R. born 1837
Charles was an enterprising merchant in Greenville for many years. In the latter part of the 1850’s he moved his family to Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky. By 1870, Charles was the Justice of the Peace in Paducah, with his real estate valued at $8,000 and his personal estate at $1,000.
Charles C. Bell died on January 9, 1872 in Jefferson County, Kentucky at the age of 66 years. The cause of death listed was “Softening of the Brain.”
It is difficult to determine when Phoebe died. There are no US Census records for Kentucky in 1890. They were destroyed “by a fire at the Commerce Department in Washington, DC on January 10, 1921.” Phoebe must have died between 1880 and 1900 for she is not found in the 1900 US Census.
Notes for Charles C. Bell
Birth & Death: Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Marriage: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Source number: 2059.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JDM.
Residence & Occupation in 1850: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 2, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: M432_214; Page: 255; Image: 511.
Residence & Occupation in 1870: Year: 1870; Census Place: Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky; Roll: M593_487; Page: 119; Image: 238.
Notes for Phoebe Young Reynolds
Birth: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Source number: 2059.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JDM.