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Jesse Bell

Son of Abner Bell and Nancy Garwood.  His mother died in January 1850 in Iowa.  Evidence from census and genealogical records proves that the Bell family traveled to Utah in 1850. They appear in the 1850 Utah census that was take in early 1851.  In the 1900 census Jesse is with his sister Drucilla McDaniel in Riverside County, California; he is single.  Further research is needed to determine the name of the pioneer company with which the Bell family traveled to Utah.


Company Unknown (1850)Approximate age at departure: 6
Nathan C. Tenney Company (1858)Approximate age at departure: 15


  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Bell, William, "Census of the company on the road traveling from San Bernardino, 1858 February."
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site