Descendants of John Bell Generation No. 1 1. JOHN1 BELL. Notes for JOHN BELL: John Bell was a Presbyterian Minister. Children of JOHN BELL are: 2. i. JOHN2 BELL II, b. 1843. ii. CHRISTINA BELL, b. 1850. 3. iii. JAMES ALEXANDER BELL, b. September 27, 1852; d. 1932. Generation No. 2 2. JOHN2 BELL II (JOHN1) was born 1843. He married HULDA RIGGS in second wife. Child of JOHN BELL and HULDA RIGGS is: i. MAJOR3 BELL, b. 1891; d. Killed in WWI. Notes for MAJOR BELL: Major was his name, not his rank. 3. JAMES ALEXANDER2 BELL (JOHN1) was born September 27, 1852, and died 1932. He married MARY LUCY VARNER February 14, 1879 in Parkerville, KS, daughter of RICHARD VARNER and ELIZABETH DYE. Notes for JAMES ALEXANDER BELL: James Allen fought at the Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War for the Union. James Lexander Bell hoesteaded his farm and later donated a corner of his land for the first Pleasant Ridge School. When Grandfather Bell died he left his three older children 80 acres each. Aunt Gladys received 80 acres and the old homestead north of Newton Allens farm. His two younger children received 120 acres. His big house near Council Grove was sold and still stands today. Notes for MARY LUCY VARNER: Mary Lucy Varner was one of the first teachers in District 58, Pleasant Ridge, Morris County. The school was located at SE34-T14-R8E. The school opened in 1881 and closed in 1950. Sadie Farbridge was the first teacher. The Pleasant Ridge Church is Latitude: 38.4658 N Logitude: 096.3005 W. She was 18 years old when she came with her parents to Parkerville Kansas in 1879. Children of JAMES BELL and MARY VARNER are: i. JOSEPH TRIM3 BELL, b. 1884; d. 1889, Died as a Child - He is buried in Alta Vista Cemetery. 4. ii. ADA MAY BELL, b. March 05, 1881, Parkerville, Kansas; d. May 25, 1961, Greenwood Cemetery, North of Council Grove, Kansas. 5. iii. CHARLES EDWARD BELL, b. November 08, 1882; d. 1967, Alta Vista Cemetery, Alta Vista, Wabaunsee, Kansas. iv. UNA CAMPSEYDELLE BELL, b. October 31, 1885. 6. v. GLEN ALEXANDER BELL, b. February 21, 1889. 7. vi. GLADYS ABAGAIL BELL, b. December 09, 1892. vii. TINA BEULAH BELL, b. July 13, 1906. Generation No. 3 4. ADA MAY3 BELL (JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born March 05, 1881 in Parkerville, Kansas, and died May 25, 1961 in Greenwood Cemetery, North of Council Grove, Kansas. She married ALBERT NEWTON ALLEN December 25, 1900 in Alta Vista, Kansas, son of JOHN ALLEN and CHARITY DILLEY. Notes for ALBERT NEWTON ALLEN: Grandfather Allen served in the Civil War and was in the Battle of Bull Run. Albert died of ulcers. Children of ADA BELL and ALBERT ALLEN are: 8. i. ALBERTA BELL4 ALLEN, b. October 23, 1901, Parkerville, Kansas; d. September 03, 1962, Idaho. 9. ii. MILDRED IRENE ALLEN, b. January 09, 1909, Alta Vista, Kansas; d. May 12, 1988, Hutchinson Kansas. 10. iii. NAOMI KATHRYN ALLEN, b. December 12, 1910, Alta Vista, Kansas; d. April 30, 1991, California. 11. iv. ADA GENEVIEVE ALLEN, b. November 12, 1914. 12. v. CHARITY LADELLE ALLEN, b. October 06, 1918, Alta Vista, Kansas; d. January 21, 1999, Mead, Colorado at 5:10 PM. 5. CHARLES EDWARD3 BELL (JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born November 08, 1882, and died 1967 in Alta Vista Cemetery, Alta Vista, Wabaunsee, Kansas. He married ICY NEWCOMB. Child of CHARLES BELL and ICY NEWCOMB is: i. NO CHILDREN4 BELL. 6. GLEN ALEXANDER3 BELL (JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born February 21, 1889. He married UNKNOWN in Married late in life. Notes for GLEN ALEXANDER BELL: Married late in life and had no children. Child of GLEN BELL and UNKNOWN is: i. NO CHILDREN4 BELL. 7. GLADYS ABAGAIL3 BELL (JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born December 09, 1892. She married OLLIE LAUREL BURTON August 04, 1915. Children of GLADYS BELL and OLLIE BURTON are: i. CLYDE ELLIS4 BURTON. ii. LOWELL ALEXANDER BURTON. iii. PAUL AUGUSTUS BURTON. iv. OLLIE LAUREL BURTON, JR. 13. v. MERRITT KEITH BURTON. Generation No. 4 8. ALBERTA BELL4 ALLEN (ADA MAY3 BELL, JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born October 23, 1901 in Parkerville, Kansas, and died September 03, 1962 in Idaho. She married RAYMOND OSBORNE in Council Grove, Kansas. Notes for ALBERTA BELL ALLEN: Alberta died of stroke. Children of ALBERTA ALLEN and RAYMOND OSBORNE are: i. RUSSELL5 OSBORNE, b. October 26, 1930; m. JUDY. ii. KENNETH DEAN OSBORNE, b. May 09, 1925; m. THELMA. iii. MAX EUGENE OSBORNE, b. July 13, 1940; m. LINDA. 9. MILDRED IRENE4 ALLEN (ADA MAY3 BELL, JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born January 09, 1909 in Alta Vista, Kansas, and died May 12, 1988 in Hutchinson Kansas. She married RALPH MARTIN June 16, 1928. Notes for MILDRED IRENE ALLEN: Mildred died of Parkinson Disease. Notes for RALPH MARTIN: Ralph died of lung cancer. Children of MILDRED ALLEN and RALPH MARTIN are: i. KEITH5 MARTIN, b. September 29, 1928; m. (1) BARBARA; m. (2) LETA. ii. ROBERT WARREN MARTIN, m. CHARLENE KING. 10. NAOMI KATHRYN4 ALLEN (ADA MAY3 BELL, JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born December 12, 1910 in Alta Vista, Kansas, and died April 30, 1991 in California. She married JERRY HOWARD MCDIFFETT November 02, 1934 in Alta Vista, KS, son of BERNARD MCDIFFETT and MINNIE LANGVARDT. Notes for NAOMI KATHRYN ALLEN: Kathryn died of cancer. Children of NAOMI ALLEN and JERRY MCDIFFETT are: i. JERALD STANLEY5 MCDIFFETT, b. January 09, 1936, Alta Vista, KS; m. CAROL FREEMAN. ii. STEVEN ALLEN MCDIFFETT, b. March 31, 1950; m. LIA MORGAN, March 27, 1977. 11. ADA GENEVIEVE4 ALLEN (ADA MAY3 BELL, JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born November 12, 1914. She married CECIL ROBERT ESHNAUR May 18, 1941 in Kingman, KS. Children of ADA ALLEN and CECIL ESHNAUR are: i. DOUGLAS5 ESHNAUR, b. April 05, 1942; m. LADONNA ?, March 1979 ii. CECILIA ELAINE ESHNAUR, b. March 28, 1949; m. JAMES KITNER. 12. CHARITY LADELLE4 ALLEN (ADA MAY3 BELL, JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born October 06, 1918 in Alta Vista, Kansas, and died January 21, 1999 in Mead, Colorado at 5:10 PM. She married JOHN WILLIAM KANE November 11, 1944 in Topeka, Kansas, son of ROBERT KANE and VIOLA MORRISON. Notes for CHARITY LADELLE ALLEN: Children of CHARITY ALLEN and JOHN KANE are: i. CAROL DIANE5 KANE, b. August 21, 1945; m. (1) DICK MUELLER; m. (2) PAUL NEWMAN; m. (3) RUSSELL STONE, November 26, 1965. Notes for CAROL DIANE KANE: Carol was married three times. Her first husband was Russell Stone and both of her children were from this marriage. She later married Richard Mueller. Her third marriage was to Paul Newman. ii. JAMES DANIEL KANE, b. November 23, 1946, Topeka, Kansas; m. SANDRA LEE FLOYD, December 30, 1968, Dallas, Texas. iii. BARRY CHRISTOPHER KANE, b. December 29, 1953; m. REBECCA TOUCHETT, Houston, Texas. iv. MARY SUSAN KANE, b. November 03, 1955, Topeka, Kansas; m. (1) BRIAN TELFER; m. (2) JOSEPH EMMONS. Notes for MARY SUSAN KANE: Mary Susan married twice. First to Brian Telfer. Second to Joseph Emmons. She had one child by each husband. 13. MERRITT KEITH4 BURTON (GLADYS ABAGAIL3 BELL, JAMES ALEXANDER2, JOHN1). He married SHARON ADELL. Child of MERRITT BURTON and SHARON ADELL is: i. CHRISTINE EVELYN5 BURTON.