Am searching for genealogy research help on Benjamin Bell, family, ancestors and descendents. One descendent is Jennie Leona Bell who born 12-10-1885 in Webster Co., IA, parents were Albert Bell and Mary Ellen Groshart, and Jennie married Malcom Casebolt (aka Cyrus Malcom Casebolt) in 1907, and were known to be in Gosper Co., NE. Jennie died 6-26-1972 and Cyrus Malcom died 1-30-1969 and both are buried in the Elwood, NE, Gosper Co., cemetery. I have found the info below about Benjamin's Society. Also need info on Vegors cemetery, Webster Co., IA and the Bells buried there.
BENJAMIN BELL SOCIETY
Benjamin Bell was born in Berkeley County, Virginia and moved from there to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Iowa. During the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Bell lived in the Tenmile Country of Washington and Greene counties in Pennsylvania. In 1780, Bell served under Colonel Crooks as a spy to watch the frontier and advise the settlers and the forts of the approach of Indians. In the following year, he served in the militia for one month under Captain greeg in Colonel Wallace's Regiment and for another month under Captain Wolverton. In 1782, he volunteered for three months under Captain Wolverton in Colonel Williamson's Regiment. After the Revolution, he was a captain and major in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He came to Hamilton County, Iowa in the spring of 1852 and died on 10 February 1853.
Benjamin Bell is believed to be the only Revolutionary War soldier buried in central Iowa. His grave is in Vegors cemetery, north of Stratford. An NSDAR marker was placed on the grave of Benjamin Bell on July 12, 1934 by the Daniel Boone Chapter NSDAR of Boone, Iowa. The DeShon Chapter, NSDAR of Boone, Iowa set a United States Government headstone at the head of his grave on October 8, 1974.
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