All data from Egge.
______________________________ | _John, Sr. BELL _____|______________________________ | _John, Jr. BELL _____| | | | | ______________________________ | | | | |_____________________|______________________________ | _Charles, Sr. BELL __| | (1815 - 1900) m 1841| | | ______________________________ | | | | | _____________________|______________________________ | | | | |_Mary COX ___________| | | | | ______________________________ | | | | |_____________________|______________________________ | | |--Charles, Jr. BELL | (1849 - 1878) | _Seba Dirckse BANTA __________+ | | (1715 - 1766) m 1735 | _Dirck BANTA ________|_Margrietje DEMAREST _________ | | (1749 - 1820) m 1776 (1721 - ....) | _Seba BONTA _________| | | (1787 - 1882) m 1810| | | | _Johannes (John), III BENSON _+ | | | | (1729 - 1804) m 1753 | | |_Elizabeth BENSON ___|_Rebecca DEMAREST ____________ | | (1754 - 1834) m 1776 (1731 - 1812) |_Helen Maria BONTA __| (1821 - 1849) m 1841| | _Eleazer, Sr. SMITH __________+ | | (1724 - 1816) m 1749 | _Eleazer, Jr. SMITH _|_Lydia THOMAS ________________ | | (1767 - 1832) m 1790 (1724 - 1770) |_Lucinda SMITH ______| (1791 - 1861) m 1810| | _Phinehas BARTLETT ___________+ | | (1745 - 1799) m 1768 |_Mehitabel BARTLETT _|_Mehitabel ANNABLE ___________ (1769 - 1822) m 1790 (1752 - 1780)
 All data from McDowell.
__ | __|__ | _John, Sr. BELL _____| | | | | __ | | | | |__|__ | _John, Jr. BELL _____| | | | | __ | | | | | __|__ | | | | |_____________________| | | | | __ | | | | |__|__ | | |--Charles, Sr. BELL | (1815 - 1900) | __ | | | __|__ | | | _____________________| | | | | | | __ | | | | | | |__|__ | | |_Mary COX ___________| | | __ | | | __|__ | | |_____________________| | | __ | | |__|__
 All data from McDowell.
 Helen and Charles were married in her father's tavern.
 before Mar 20
 All data from McDowell.
 All data from Hoyt's Issue Vol. 5 1993.
_Richard, Sr. BELL ______ | (.... - 1725) m 1704 _John, Sr. BELL _____|_Jane DENBOW ____________ | (.... - 1742) _William BELL ________| | | | | _________________________ | | | | |_Christian __??__ ___|_________________________ | _John BELL __________| | (1791 - 1831) m 1817| | | _________________________ | | | | | _James STEWART ______|_________________________ | | | | |_Eleanor STEWART _____| | | | | _________________________ | | | | |_Eleanor __??__ _____|_________________________ | | |--Elizabeth Eleanor BELL | (1823 - 1899) | _Richard SEE ____________+ | | (1724 - 1792) | _William, Sr. SEE ___|_Sarah JETON ____________ | | (1745 - ....) m 1769 (1724 - ....) | _William, Jr. SEE ____| | | (1770 - ....) | | | | _________________________ | | | | | | |_Susanna WEAKONS ____|_________________________ | | m 1769 |_Susanna SEE ________| (1798 - 1826) m 1817| | _William, Sr. PATTERSON _ | | (.... - 1794) m 1728 | _John PATTERSON _____|_Mary GARRETSON _________ | | m 1770 (1707 - ....) |_Elizabeth PATTERSON _| (1774 - ....) | | _________________________ | | |_Elizabeth MATSON ___|_________________________ m 1770
All data from Lewis. Elizabeth's birth year was either 1823 or 1827.
History - Elizabeth Eleanor Bell 1823-1899
Elizabeth Eleanor Bell and her brothers experienced the exqusiteloneliness of orphan children. They watched in silent longing when aneighbor mother would lift her small children into her lap and caresshim tenderly. This sense of lack, this need and hunger that wells inthe young hearts of motherless children prompted Elizabeth, "Lib" toask her brother, William, "Why haven't we a mother, as other childrenhave?" Young as he was William gave her the right answer. "We do havea mother" he told her, "But ours has gone to Heaven to live with God.I think he lets her come and visit us sometimes, only we can't seeher. She might be here right now, listening to us. When we grieve,she grieves, when we are naughty, she is sorry. Our mother is a goodwoman and wants us to be good too, so someday we can go to heaven andall live together happily.
William Bells comforting thought planted in the heart of his babysister a truth that would stand her in good, when many years later,when the missionaries came into her home in Phil. Pa. It was thistenet of family togetherness that struck a familiar cord in her heartand opened the way for those messengers to give her truths she hadalways sought. She responded the the message of the elders and becauseshe did we live in the top of the mountains. Elizabeth Eleanor was theonly daughter, and youngest child of John and Sus-
anna (See) Bell, who were married at New Castle, Del, 29 Jan 1817. Shewas born 22 Oct 1823, her brother James was born 12 May 1821 andWilliam whose birthdate we do not know was older than James. We areindepted to Aug "D" (Hatch) McAllister for faithfully preserving thetid-bits of family history that dropped from the lips of Grandfather,William J.F. McAllister II during the years he lived in her home.
Grandfather remembered his uncle William Bell and his family coming totheir home in Phil each summer during school vacations, for he was ateacher, and visiting with his sister and her family. After UncleWilliam retired from teaching school in Delaware he moved to Marylandto live. As yet our research crew have not found a trace of him orhis family in either Maryland or Delaware.
Elizabeth was only 3 years old when her mother died. Her father diedwhen she was 8. She with her brothers moved into the home of theirfather's brother, Uncle James Bell, whose family cared for them, andeducated and trained them for their life's work. Uncle James Bellgave Lib her education and Uncle James See, her mother's brothertaught her the trade of tayloring. In fact, she was working in thetailor shop of Uncle Jimmie See in Phil when she met and marriedRichard Wesley McAllister. The knowledge and skill she mastered therewas a definate asset to her husband's work as a shoemaker, she wouldmake the binding and linings, doing the facings around the top andfronts of the shoes. Their shoes were popular because of her expertfininshing touches.
Several fine histories have been made about Elizabeth, her joining ofthe church, emigrating to Utah and raising her family. This storywill therefore, concentrate on her ancestry - Having been raised onthe Bell side, Elizabeth being too young when her mother died toretain family memories. It is easy to see why she left scantinformation about her mother's people. From the work she did in theTemple we learn that her mother, Susannah See, was born 11 Sept 1798at New Castle, New Castle Co. Delaware.
We present the identificationn we have for William See for theresearch mided members of our family; Grandfather Wm J.F. McAllisterII, was the oldest child of Richard Wesley and Elizabeth Eleanor BellMcAllister. His parents moved from Delaware to Philadelphia when hewas 2 weeks old. He lived in Phil until the family joined the LDSchurch when he was 15 years old. His memories form the foundation ofour research on the Bell and See families.
Some quotes preserved by "D" (Hatch) McAllister are;
"They lived at Southward (sic) [Southwark] in the South-East part ofPhil. on the banks of the Delaware River. Jimmie See, uncle ofElizabeth Eleanor Bell, lived on the corner of Front and CatherineStreets. In his back yard he had a large pear tree. How grandpaenjoyed going there to get pears." He, Uncle Jimmie Se had a tailershop in a front room of his home. He was also a Lay Minister in theMethodist Church, and very strict in his beliefs. He had a son, alsoJim See (The census says, William) who was a little hunch-back. Heowned a tabacconess on the South Corner of Front and Shippen Streets.He made cigars and sold all kinds of tabacco. Elizabeth Eleanor Bellwas visiting with her
Uncle Jimmie See when she met and married Richard Wesley McAllister.
Early LDS Church Records; GS # 23089 PT 24, St. George Temple Baptismsfor the dead, 11 Nov 1884. Proxy; William J F McAllister (son of EEBell) was baptized for William See, g g son and John See, g nephew;Elizabeth Eleanor Bell for; Susanna See B. 11 Sept 1798, America D 25July 1825, daughter, Hester See, Niece, Hannah See, g Niece, NellieSee, Cousin.
We know that William See and his wife, Elizabeth Patterson, lived atNew Castle, DE, because their children were born there, and Williamfigured prominetly in the will of his father, Richard See, who residedthere and left property for him in his will. From the scantinformation recorded in the US Census for New Castle, we confirm thefact that William See was residing there with his small family in1800. The early census lists only the heads of families by name.Other family members, or persons residing with the family are givenonly by numbers in certain age brackets. For instance; We found 2 bythe name of William See listed as heads of families residing in NewCastle in 1800. Willam See #1 lived in Pencader Hundred (a hundred isa small political division within the county). He had in hishousehold; 1 Male member over 45 years of age; 1 male member under 10years old; 1 male member between 26-45 years of age; 4 females between16-26 years of age; 1 female under 10 years of age. William See #2lived in St. Georges Hundred. His family; 1 male member 26-45 years(possibly himself); 1 male member 10 year of age (possible his son,James); 1 female between 16-26 (possibly his wife) [both could be nearage 26]; 1 female between 10-16 (obviously too old to be ElizabethPatterson's child; could William have been married before?]; 1 femaleunder 10 years of age (could be Susannah aged about 2 year). The onlydefinate date we have from which to judge who these families member
are is the birthdate of Susanna See 1 Sept 1798. Both the abovefamilies have a female in that age bracket. #1 William from PencaderHundred, may have had his father living with him, but either Williamcould have had that, so the 1800 Census proves only that there were 2heads of families named William.
We move on to the 1810 Census, when Pencarder William has; 1 Malemember 25-45 years of age; 1 male 16-26 years of age; 1 male under 10years of age; 4 females 16-26 years of age; 1 female under 10 years ofage.
#2 William - 1 Male member 26-45 (possibly himself); 1 Male under 10years (possibly James); 1 female 16-26 (this couldn't be his wife. WasSusanna also left motherless?); 1 female 10-26 (obviously our Susannawas now 12 years old); 1 female under 10 (possibly Hester See,Susanna's sister for whom EE Bell did baptism).
Still pinning our hopes to Susanna with her definate date of birth, wecontinue. She would now be 12 years old. We are in luck.The only 12year old (between 10-16) shows in the St George Hundred family. Wecan now conclude our William See is the one who lived in St George'sHundred. To further test our conclusion we review our family notes anddecide to take a look at the 1850 & 1860 Census of Phil where JamesSee was residing in 1844 when Elizabeth Eleanor married Richard Wesleyfrom this home. For some reason we have been unable to locate theJames See family in the 1850 Census for Phil, but he was there in1860, where grandpa said he lived on the corner of Front and CatherineStreet.
He was 63 years old in 1860, and born in Delaware. This coincideswith his appearance in the 1800 and 1810 census returns of New Castle,Delaware and further identifies our family with St George Hundred.
We now turn to the probate and land records for New Castle. Fromthese we learn the Pencader William we can completely eliminatebecause we learn that he was never married. He lived on in hisfather's home and allowed family members to live there too, His willis dated 12 Jan 1816 and his property was left to sisters and nephews.
We are unable to match a probate or land record with our William. Thewar of 1812 produced some very destructive campaigns along theDelaware sea board, and many records were destroyed. We feeljustified in accepting William See of St George as our ancestor, byprocess of elimination.
William See, of St George is the son of Richard See who married SarahJeton, the daughter of Peter [Richard had three brothers who alsomarried daughters of Peter
Jeton]. Richard See had 2 sons whom he named in his will, Abraham andWilliam. They were joint executors in disposing of his property.Abraham made his own will, 11 Mar 1814, and it was probated, 13 Julythe same year. He did not have a son named William. So our Williamhas no competition for the place we have given him in the pedigree.The father of Richard was Derick See, who left his paternal familyhome at Tarrytown, Westchester, New York and settled his family at StGeorge Hundred. His ancestors on the See side extend back 3generations in Tarrytown, New York.Through William See and the variouswife lines on his pedigree our ancestral knowledge now extends to thevery foundation stones of
this American Republic. One ancestor on the line of PetronellaMontayne, the mother of Derick, accompanied Peter Stuvysent to Hollandwhen he went to answer to the Dutch Government for allowing England totake over the Dutch Colonies in New York. Jesse DeForest, anotherdirect ancestor, worked in Amsterdam 20 years helping fellow FrenchRefugees escape to England and Holland from Palatinate lately invadedand laid to waste by the ruthless armies of Louis XIV. We have thesestories, well substantiated by vital records.
Death - 27 Oct 1899, Salt Lake City, Utah. Buried- 1 Nov. 1899, SaltLake City Cem. Block E15, Grave #1.
_John, Sr. BELL _____ | _John, Jr. BELL _____|_____________________ | _Charles, Sr. BELL __| | (1815 - 1900) m 1841| | | _____________________ | | | | |_Mary COX ___________|_____________________ | _John BELL __________| | (1841 - 1925) m 1868| | | _Dirck BANTA ________+ | | | (1749 - 1820) m 1776 | | _Seba BONTA _________|_Elizabeth BENSON ___ | | | (1787 - 1882) m 1810 (1754 - 1834) | |_Helen Maria BONTA __| | (1821 - 1849) m 1841| | | _Eleazer, Jr. SMITH _+ | | | (1767 - 1832) m 1790 | |_Lucinda SMITH ______|_Mehitabel BARTLETT _ | (1791 - 1861) m 1810 (1769 - 1822) | |--Elmer BELL | | _____________________ | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | | _Isaac BELL _________| | | | | | | _____________________ | | | | | | |_____________________|_____________________ | | |_Sarah Jane BELL ____| (1848 - 1931) m 1868| | _____________________ | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | |_Margaret DEMSTER ___| | | _____________________ | | |_____________________|_____________________
 All data from McDowell.
_John, Jr. BELL _____+ | _Charles, Sr. BELL __|_Mary COX ___________ | (1815 - 1900) m 1841 _John BELL __________| | (1841 - 1925) m 1868| | | _Seba BONTA _________+ | | | (1787 - 1882) m 1810 | |_Helen Maria BONTA __|_Lucinda SMITH ______ | (1821 - 1849) m 1841 (1791 - 1861) _James Oscar, Sr. BELL _| | (1870 - 1929) m 1899 | | | _____________________ | | | | | _Isaac BELL _________|_____________________ | | | | |_Sarah Jane BELL ____| | (1848 - 1931) m 1868| | | _____________________ | | | | |_Margaret DEMSTER ___|_____________________ | | |--Elmer Otis BELL | | _____________________ | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | | _James INGALLS ______| | | | | | | _____________________ | | | | | | |_____________________|_____________________ | | |_Estella May INGALLS ___| (1878 - ....) m 1899 | | _____________________ | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | |_Celia BARNES _______| | | _____________________ | | |_____________________|_____________________
 All data from McDowell.