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Eli Bell

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, USA
Death: Died in Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Logan City Cemetery, Plot: A-160-18-8, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Alfred Bell and Martha Louisa Elder
Husband of Louisa Ann McClellan
Father of Martha Jane Bell; Harriet Lylian Bell; Sylvia Arminta Davidon; Eli Jasper Bell; Alfred James Bell and 8 others
Brother of William Milton Bell
Half brother of Claybourne Montgomery Elder; James Porter Elder; Martha Jane Elder and Clayborn Montgomery Elder

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
Last Updated:

About Eli Bell

Eli's parents moved to Nauvoo in 1838 after they joined the Church. In 1851 they arrived in the Valley. In the fall of 1853 Eli was called on a mission to Southern Utah where he also studied the Indian languages. He returned home in the spring in time to attend General Conference.

He was again called on a mission, this time with Joseph F. Smith, and 28 others to the South Pacific Islands. They all left together in wagons, working their way to San Francisco. They were able to obtain passage on a ship, and landed in Honolulu. Eli labored on all the islands in Hawaii and learned the language. He worked when necessary to purchase supplies and to save enough to return home. His father met him in Fillmore and rode home with him to Lehi where they arrived on June 2, 1858.

Eli married in 1858. They were called in 1860 to help settle Cache Valley, Utah. Eli worked his farm and raised a good crop of potatoes. They built a one-room cabin. Their first two children died after birth. They were finally blessed with a baby daughter.

In 1865, Eli and his family were called on a mission back to the Hawaiian Islands. His whole family went. Eli helped build the first sugar mill in Hawaii, preached the gospel, baptized and earned a living there. Two boys were born there. Due to poor living conditions and food, Louisa became weak and ill so the mission president released them to return home after six years. Six weeks after returning home another child was born to them. Eli and his wife began to make another home. Many guests visited them from the Islands, staying with them while attending the temple. Eli built a nice two-story home in Lehi.

Eli worked on the Logan temple as a finish carpenter, painter, and furniture maker. He did blacksmith work. He was a well known speaker and conducted many funerals. He was a night watchman and one of the first policemen in Logan, being in charge of the jail. He was also county sheriff. He sang in the Logan Tabernacle choir, served several stake missions and was an ordinance worker in the temple.

From "Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers", Volume 1.

Parents:

 

Alfred Bell (1794 - 1874)

 

Martha Louisa Montgomery Bell (1807 - 1888)


Spouse:

 

Louisa Ann McClellan Bell (1840 - 1916)


Children:

 

Sylvia Arminta Bell Davidson (1864 - 1947)

 

Eli Jasper Bell (1866 - 1923)

 

Alfred James Bell (1869 - 1952)

 

Effie Bell Barson (1871 - 1955)

 

George A Bell (1873 - 1964)

 

Adelbert Bell (1876 - 1963)

 

Gertrude Bell Smith (1878 - 1940)

 

Sarah Bell (1882 - 1882)

 

Mary Bell (1882 - 1882)

 

Milton O. Bell (1883 - 1973)


Created by: C. Brad Schoening

Record added: Oct 17, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 43211515 -------------------- Eli's parents moved to Nauvoo in 1838 after they had joined the Church. In 1851 they arrived in the Valley. In the fall of 1853 Eli was called on a mission to Southern Utah where he also studied the Indian languages. He returned home in the spring in time to attend General Conference.

He was again called on a mission, this time with Joseph F. Smith and 28 others to the South Pacific Islands. They all left together in wagons, working their way to San Francisco. They were able to obtain passage on a ship, and landed in Honolulu. Eli labored on all the islands in Hawaii and learned the language. He worked when necessary to purchase supplies and to save enough to return home. His father met him in Fillmore and rode home with him to Lehi where they arrived 2 June 1858.

Eli married in 1858. They were called in 1860 to help settle Cache Valley, Utah. Eli worked his farm and raised a good crop of potatoes. They built a one-room cabin. Their first two children died after birth. They were finally blessed with a baby daughter.

In 1865, Eli and his family were called on a mission back to the Hawaiian Islands. His whole family went. Eli helped build the first sugar mill in Hawaii, preached the gospel, baptized and earned a living there. Two boys were born there. Due to poor living conditions and food, Louisa became weak and ill so the mission president released them to return home after six years. Six weeks after returning home another child was born to them.

Eli and his wife began to make another home. Many guests visited them from the Islands, staying with them while attending the temple. Eli built a nice two story home in Lehi.

Eli worked on the Logan temple as a finished carpenter, painter, and furniture maker. He did blacksmith work. He was a well known speaker and conducted many funerals. He was a night watchman and one of the first policemen in Logan, being in charge of the jail. He was also county sheriff. He sang in the Logan Tabernacle choir, served several stake missions and was an ordinance worker in the temple.

From "Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers", Volume 1.

Parents:

Alfred Bell (1794 - 1874)
 

Martha Louisa Montgomery Bell (1807 - 1888)


Spouse:

 

Louisa Ann McClellan Bell (1840 - 1916)


Children:

 

Sylvia Arminta Bell Davidson (1864 - 1947)

 

Eli Jasper Bell (1866 - 1923)

 

Alfred James Bell (1869 - 1952)

 

Effie Bell Barson (1871 - 1955)

 

George A Bell (1873 - 1964)

 

Adelbert Bell (1876 - 1963)

 

Gertrude Bell Smith (1878 - 1940)

 

Sarah Bell (1882 - 1882)

 

Mary Bell (1882 - 1882)

 

Milton O. Bell (1883 - 1973)


Created by: C. Brad Schoening

Record added: Oct 17, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 43211515

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Eli Bell's Timeline

1834
November 12, 1834
Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, USA
1858
August 18, 1858
Age 23
Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
1860
January 13, 1860
Age 25
Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
1862
March 28, 1862
Age 27
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
1864
June 28, 1864
Age 29
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
1866
December 2, 1866
Age 32
Oahu Co., HI
1869
January 6, 1869
Age 34
Laie, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
1871
July 23, 1871
Age 36
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
1873
October 26, 1873
Age 38
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
1876
March 10, 1876
Age 41
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA