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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1836 Mar. 17
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1836 Mar. 17
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eng
Summary
Letter, dated 16 March 1836, from John Bell II (1773-1838) of Winchester, Virginia to his son Robert S. Bell (1813-1888) while the latter was a student at Union Theological Seminary in Prince Edward County. Topics covered include John Bell's health, as well as events concerning the Presbyterian Church in Winchester, including a visit from the founder of Hanover Academy, and news of present and former pastors in the area. He also mentions the opening of railroad service to Harpers Ferry
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Biographical or historical data
John Bell II was born in 1773, the son of John and Sarah Bell of Winchester, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Sherrard (1779-1815), daughter of Robert Sherrard, on 20 October 1796. Bell was a justice of the peace of Frederick County from 1795 to 1813 and was active in the affairs of the young town of Winchester. In 1825 he was appointed as one on a committee to erect an engine house in the town. A successful merchant, Bell was among the first book dealers in the region. He was also an elder of the Presbyterian Church, and an organizer and charter member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Winchester. When a schism occurred in that church in 1826, Bell and four other elders formed the Kent Street Presbyterian Church. He died on 10 March 1838 and was interred in the Old Stone Church Cemetery. Later he was disinterred and reinterred in Mount Hebron.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
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Bishop, Guy
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000500222
Type of unit
p.

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