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Joab Bell
Keziah Brickhouse
(1731-Bef 1812)
Richard Parramore
(Abt 1692-Bef 1760)
Bridget (?)
(Abt 1710-1768/1771)
Isaac Bell
Keziah Parramore
(Abt 1753-Bef 1815)
Edmund Bell
(Abt 1777-1839)


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1. Polly Hanby

Edmund Bell

  • Born: Abt 1777, Northampton Co., VA
  • Marriage (1): Polly Hanby on 27 Dec 1802 in Northampton Co., VA
  • Died: 19 Apr 1839, Northampton Co., VA


According to Whitelaw, George Bell great grandfather of Isaac Bell, comes to own 200a of tract N84 in 1680 and he and wife Hannah deed this to sons George and Jeodiah to become effective at their deaths. (Whitelaw, Vol I, page 451). Whitelaw seems to misattribute saying that Thomas (elder George's father) assigned this land in 1680 but Thomas had died in 1678 leaving no land to George in his will. It could be htis land goes to George Bell earlier than Whitelaw's datum of 1680. In 1734. Jeodiah and his wife Sarah deeded his part to Ezekiel Bell. George Bell's portion is left to son Joab Bell in 1772 and Joab and wife Keziah left the 100a to son Isaac Bell. Whitelaw states that an 1839 survey showed this as 105a for Edmund Bell. N84 is land located in the modern day (2017) on the seaside including the tiny hamlet of Marionville and to its east, SE of Nassawadox, out towards Red Bank on the "seaside."

He married Polly Hanby, on Dec 27 1802 in Northampton Co, VA as Wm. Parkerson gave security on the Marriage License Bann of Edmund Bell and Polly Hanby, daughter of Joseph Hanby who gave consent.

Edmund Bell is listed in the 1820 Census with a household of 011110-31011 in Northampton Co., VA.

Edmond Bell is named as the executor of the will of Bridget Hanby (as Hamby) on May 3 1824. In it, Bridget Hamby gave to grandson John Smith my Negro woman Sarah. I give to grandson William Hamby my Bible. I give to my grand daughter Sally Bell. I give to my daughter in law Polly Bell my warmin pan. I give to my sister Nancy Dowty. I give to Susi Hamby. The balance of my estate after paying my just debts, I leave to be equally divided between my granddaughters Susanna Ward, Ann Smith & Mary Brown. I do appoint Edmond Bell executor. Signed with her mark, Bridget Hamby. Witnesses: Anthony Bell and John Hamby.

Edmond Bell wrote his will on Aug 19 1836 and it was proven May 13 1839 at Northampton Co, VA. To my wife Polly Bell one third of my land during her life. I also lend to my wife Polly Bell my Negro girl Elizar during her life and never to be sold and at the death of my wife I give Elizar to my daughters Margaret Bell, Polly Bell, Sally Bell, Rebecca Bell and to Elizabeth Bell. My son Smith Bell. I lend the two thirds of my land to Smith Bell (for) his life and at his death I leave the two thirds together with the one third which I have lent to my wife to all my daughters that may be alive at my death and a child's part to all of Smith Bell's children. I now wish it understood that at the death of my wife and at the death of my son Smith Bell I leave my land where I now live containing 85 acres to my daughters (and) Smith Bell's children. Signed with his mark, Edmund Bell. Witnesses: Michael R. Matthews, Edward Hall and William Hanby.

His estate was settled on Jan 11 1841 with Smith Bell as administrator. Bond $7,000. Appraisers: Smith Nottingham, George Bell, Thomas Nottingham and Samuel G. Carpenter. Inventory and account was taken on Dec 5 1839 and recorded on Dec 14 1840.

Edmund married Polly Hanby, daughter of Joseph Hanby and (?) (?), on 27 Dec 1802 in Northampton Co., VA. (Polly Hanby was born in 1777 in Northampton Co., VA 1 and died before 11 Nov 1850 in Northampton Co., VA.)


1 1850 VA Census, Listed as age 73 in the 1850 Northampton Co., VA Census. She is in the Elias Dunton household.

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