Robert Bell Esq.
Departed - Another of the very few remaining pioneers of Steuben County has dropped the mortal for the immortality which worldly life takes little thought of.  Robert Bell Esq. died at his late residence in Salem Township in this county on Saturday morning February 25, 1871 at the age of 68 years.  Mr. Bell came to this county in 1837 and settled in Salem, on the place he has since lived to the time of his death.  He was one of the earliest settlers of the county.  Mr. Bell was for 44 years prior to his death a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a consistent Christian.   * More

Source: Steuben Republican Newspaper, Wed., 8 Mar 1871 p.3 c.3 

Submitted By: Jean Ann Childers
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