Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: John Bell and Helen Bell

Photo by Cary Schmidt, 2014, Kirkmahoe Cemetery, used with permission

Bell Gravestone in Kirkmahoe Church Cemetery

Situated against the wall in the Kirkmahoe Church Cemetery, Kirkmahoe, Dumfries, Scotland is the gravestone of my 4th great grandparents, John Bell and Helen Bell.

Sacred/to the memory of/ Helen Bell, spouse of John Bell/ overseer at Carnsalloch who died Decr/15 1832 aged 68 years. Also John Bell, their son late in Heathall/who died the 18th Augst, 1836 Ages 48 years/ Also first named John Bell/who died in Heathall the 18th, Septr/ 1840, aged 79 years

John and Helen were the parents of Helen Bell (1791-1860) who was the wife of Adam Smith (1792-1849) and the grandparents of Jane Smith who was the wife of Robert Hannah.

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