Person:David Bell (28)

Capt. David Bell
b.1722 Ireland
d.bef. 21 March 1780 Augusta County, Virginia
  1. William Bell1720 -
  2. Capt. David Bell1722 - bef 1780
  3. Samuel Bell1724 - 1803
  4. Mary Bell1726 - 1805
  5. Joseph Bell1742 - 1823
m. 1754
  1. William Bellabt 1756 - abt 1826
  2. John Bellabt 1758 - 1835
  3. Susannah Bellabt 1759 - 1837
  4. Elizabeth Bellabt 1768 -
  5. David Bellabt 1772 - abt 1848
  6. James Bell
Facts and Events
Name Capt. David Bell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1722 Ireland
Marriage 1754 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginiato Florence Henderson
Death[1] bef. 21 March 1780 Augusta County, Virginia
Burial? 1780 Stone Church Cemetery, Augusta County, Virginia

David Bell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia



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David Bell's land (Beverley Manor NE, 567 acres acquired from Samuel Gay on 16 February 1747, in 1747; originally patented to Dennis Byrne in 1740) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 475.--16th February, 1747. £40 and divers other good considerations. Samuel Gay to Wm. Bell, Jr., and David Bell, planters, 567 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Robt. Turk and lot No. 1; corner to Finley; corner to Samuel Gay; corner to George Homes; to Robert Turk's line. Teste: None. Acknowledged by Samuel, 16th March, 1747, and dower released by Margaret, his wife.
  • Page 65.--18th November, 1758. John King and Mary to David Bell, £104, 400 acres in Beverley Manor on Branch Middle River, Wm. Wallace's land; corner James and Wm. Wallace, Jr.; corner Mathew Armstrong. Delivered: David Bell, January, 1767.
  • Page 489.--17th January, 1767. John King and Mary ( ) to David Bell, £5, 10 acres between his and John Patterson's land, William Wallace's corner. Teste: John Burnsides. Delivered: David Bell, heir of the grantee, 20th February, 1806.
  • Page 301.--17th March, 1767. George Wilson, Gent., and Elizabeth, of Hampshire County, to David Bell, £15, 74 acres patented to said George 16th September, 1765, on head branch of Cowpasture. Delivered: 26th October, 1778.
  • Page 471.-(abt. October 1782) - Patent to David Bell, deceased, 16th March, 1771, corner land now in possession of James Mathinearly. (Note: this was recorded sometime around October 1782 (date of prior record), and appears to be to record the original patent, which may have been overlooked in 1771 at the time of the original patent).
  • Page 487.-(abt. 1787)-Patented to David Bell, 16th May, 1771, and by him conveyed to William Jordan.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 453.--20th November, 1754. Wm. Bell, Jr and David Bell to Ro. Patrick £30, 283 acres, part of a tract conveyed by Samuel Gay to William and David. 16th February, 1747, in Beverley Manor; corner said Patrick; corner Samuel Givens, Finley's land; corner John Ramsey; corner Black's land. Teste: William and Zachanah Bell.
  • Page 2.--August, 1754. William Bell, Jr., and David Bell to Saml. Givens, £80, 283 acres conveyed to grantors by Saml. Gay, 16th February, 1747, in Beverley Manor; corner Ro. Patrick; corner Finla.
  • Page 453.--20th November, 1754. Wm. Bell, Jr and David Bell to Ro. Patrick £30, 283 acres, part of a tract conveyed by Samuel Gay to William and David. 16th February, 1747, in Beverley Manor; corner said Patrick; corner Samuel Givens, Finley's land; corner John Ramsey; corner Black's land. Teste: William and Zachanah Bell.
  • page 133. - 27th May, 1762. William Bell, David Bell and Florence, his wife, to Samuel Logan, £30, 108 acres on Elk Run in Beverley Manor, cor. said Logan's other land, Hamilton's line. Delivered: Samuel Logan, May, 1765. [Chalkley's Chronicles, Volume 3]
  • Page 482.--20th May, 1777. David Bell and Florence to William Jordane, Jr., patented to David 16th March, 1771.
  • Page 246.--17th March, 1778. David Bell and Florence to Eness Jones, of Lowden County.
  • Page 77.--8th March, 1785. David Bells land whereon he lived. Division of by order of Court, with plat, according to his will--to William Bell, 240 acres; to David Bell, 174 acres; widow's dower assigned; field called Wetsal's.


  • Page 119.--20th March, 1779. David Bell's will--To wife, Florence; to sons, William, John, James. David; to sons, William and David, the home plantation adjoining Jno. Patterson; to sons, John and James, lands in Kean Tucky, the head of Cow Pasture, Jackson's River, and South Branch; to daughter, Susannah; to daughter, Elizabeth. Executors, wife, and brother Joseph Bell. Teste: James Anderson, Wm. Christian, Wm. Anderson, Samuel Anderson. Proved, 21st March, 1780, by James Anderson and Christian. Executors qualify.
  • Vol. 2 - 18th August, 1784--Joseph Bell, ditto (guardian for) David Bell, ditto (orphan of) David Bell.


Processioning List of 1756, 1760 & 1767/68

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 179.--1756: Processioned in Capt. Israel Christian's Company by John Henderson and Wm. Baskins, viz: For Rev. John Craig, for Daniel Denniston, for James Wallace, for David Bell, for Robert Poage, for John Anderson, for Andrew Russell, for John Hutcheson, for Patrick McCollum, for James Coyle, for Geo. Anderson, for Robert Patterson, for Mathew Armstrong, for William Lewis, for James Lesley, for Archibald Hamilton, for John Poage, for Mr. Shodder, for Wm. Bell, for Wm. Wallace, for Robert McClenachan, for Alex. Wright, for Samuel Wilson, for John Cunningham, for Alex. McNite, for John Black, for Nathan Gililand, for John Bigham, for John Coulter, for John Buchanan, for Elijah McClenachan, for Robert Breckinridge, for Wm. Baskins, for Widow Crawford, for Joans Henderson, for Andrew Scott, for John Henderson.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 285.--1760: Processioned by David Trimble and John Poage (in Capt. Israel Christian's Company), viz: For Col. Preston, for John Stuart in Staunton, for Robert Reed, for Capt. Wm. Lewis, for Maj. Andrew Lewis, for Daniel (David?) Dinyson, for Rev. John Craig, for David Bell, for Wm. and James Wallace, for John Anderson, for Robert Palley, for Wm. Anderson, for James Hughes (in Staunton), for Joseph Gamble, for Widow Willson, for Widow Long, for John Cunningham, for James Bell, for John Hutchison, for Wm. Wallace, for Mathew Armstrong, for John King, for Robert Poage, for John Finley, for John Patterson, for Anthony Black, for Patrick Neillson (?), for Robert Willey, for Mr. Archer.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 451.--1767-68: Processioned by Samuel Hamilton, in Cowpasture, from his house down the river to James Baird's: For Samuel Hamilton, Andw. Sutlington, John Dickenson, William Sprowel, John Donaly, Hugh Caffey, Joseph Watson, Andw. Muldrough, Wm. Dougherty, John Clendenning, William Maze, James Beard. Processioned by John Botkin: For Samuel Wilson, Abraham Haptonstall, Robert Duffield, James Burnsides, Robert Carlyle, Richard Botkin, John Carlyle, Samuel Black, Edward Hynds, John Botkin, David Bell.


From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 258.--__ day _____, 1760. John Henderson to Mathew Harper, £40, 200 acres, part of 1,415 formerly surveyed for Wm. Henderson, on Christian's Creek, Thomas Rutledge's land, Black's Branch. Teste: Pat. Martin, Wm. Henderson, David Bell. Delivered: Wm. Shannon, December, 1764.
  • Page 322.--11th March, 1761. Robert ( ) Patterson, yeoman, to Thomas Patterson, his son, £10, 167 acres more or less in Beverley Manor, part of 331 acres conveyed to Robert by Beverley, 27th February, 1741, on Middle River; cor. that part of the tract belonging to John Patterson. Teste: William Baskian, Mathew Armstrong, David Bell. Delivered: Thomas Patterson, 24th June, 1765.
  • Page 385.--29th April, 1761. Edward McGarry (McGeary) to John McGarry, Andrew Grear and Robert McGarry, £12 (odd) to be paid to Wm. Preston and £100. Furniture and house and cattle. 12 head cattle at South Fork of Pertomock and all other horses too tedius to mention. Teste: Robert Shanklen, David Bell, to secure grantees as bail for grantor, who is delivered up and Edward conveys above to Robert Shankland, his security in a bond.
  • Page 101.--16th November, 1762. Charles Patrick and John Patrick, division of estate of their father Robert. John is to have 283 acres conveyed to Robert by Wm. and David Bell, also all the land lying on north side of South River in the tract whereon the said Robert lately dwelt, and to have a waggon way over the ford of the river opposite a pond and so up the river on the south side. Charles to have that on the north side, John to pay Charles £30. Delivered: J. Patrick, February, 1767.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 378.-(Processioners appointed as follows, viz (1764): 0 -David Cunningham and Samuel Downey, from Burden's line to Jenning's Gap between Keneday's Road and the North Mountain. James Bell, Samuel Black, James Fulton, and George Robinson, from Burden's line to Spring Hill between the South Mountain and Keneday's Road by Staunton and from thence by the Tinkling Spring Meeting House. John Ramsey, John Stuart, Geo. Crawford, Thos. Turk, from Spring Hill, thence by the Meeting House to Christian's Creek, thence down the Creek to the Mouth and down Middle River to South River, thence to South Mountain. William Hutchison (son of George), David Laird, David Bell, Thomas Patterson, from Ford of Christian's Creek below the Court House, down the same to the mouth, down Middle to South River, down to the Fork and up North River to Fowler's, to Staunton. Michael Dickey, Ben. Harrison, Michael Hogshead, James Gamble, from Court House to Jenning's Gap, then along the Mountain to the Dry River, down the same to the North River, down to Fowler's, thence to Staunton. Alex. Herron, Arthur Trader, Thos. Harrison, John Cunningham, from Fowler's along the road to the County line on the side of North Mountain. Adam Bird and John Thomas, in Brock's Gap to the mountain. Archibald Huston, James Brewster, Thos. Moore, Thos. Lackey, from County Line to Fowler's, then down North River to Mr. Jones's, then along the Picked Mountain to the County line. Henry Long, Daniel Price, Jacob Miller, Jacob Nicholas, from Mr. Jones's to the Picked Mountain, and as low as the County Line on both sides the river to Mouth of South River. Adam Rider and Michael Neese, in the Forests. Andrew Lockridge, Alex. Hamilton, Joseph Waughub, Lanty Graham, on both Rivers of Calfpasture and waters thereof.
  • Page 286.--15th October, 1765. John Jameson and Mary ( ), late of the County of Augusta, to Archibald Armstrong, £50. 280 acres on Jackson's River; corner land in possession of James Ewing patented to John Jamison, 26th September, 1760. Teste: Charles Teas, David Bell, John Ward.
  • Page 426.--29th July, 1767. Charles Patrick and Mary, of Albemarle, to John Patrick. Whereas Robert Patrick by will, 10th August, 1761, devised to sons Charles and John 720 acres and Charles and John agreed to divide said land by deed of partition, 16th November, 1762, and recorded in Augusta, viz, John to have tract 283 acres formerly conveyed to Robert by Wm. and David Bell, 20th August, 1754, and to Wm. and David by Samuel Gay,21st February, 1747; also the land on North of South River whereon said Robert lately dwelt, &c., &c., £200, all the land on south side of the river above.
  • Page 138.-- 17th September, 1779. William ( ) Jordan, Jr., and Mary to John Kingin. Delivered to Jno. Redmon, November Court, 1781, patented to David Bell and by him conveyed to said William. Teste: Thomas Wright, Anthony Johnston, William ( ) Jordan, John Hinging, alias Kinging.
  • Page 258.--20th May, 1782. Samuel Henderson's will--To wife, Jane; to sons, Andrew and Alexander; to daughter, Florence; to son, James, 190 acres purchased from James Thompson; to sons, William and David, plantation purchased of Samuel Givans; to children. Teste: John Craig, Florence Bell, Anne Craig (mark). Proved, 15th October, 1782, by John Craig and Bell. Administration granted James Henderson. (Note: record proves David Bell's wife Florence was the daughter of Samuel Henderson).
  • Vol. 2 - Bell vs. Anderson--O. S. 210; N. S. 74 -- Bill 24th August, 1813. On 17th March, 1778, David Bell made an entry in Augusta for 400 acres adjoining his own and Hall's and Moffett's lands. David died intestate in 1780 as to this land, and William Bell, his heir-at-law, became entitled, who had the survey made and conveyed to orator, James Bell. On 12th June, 1772, William Antlerson located 100 acres adjoining. At David Bell's death, William Bell was a minor. Robert Anderson, son of William, sold to Detrick. Answer by Alexander Anderson, son of William; answer by Isaac and Enos Jones. (Note: refers to a 400-acre tract not conveyed in David Bell's will).
  • Vol. 2 - Jno. Crawford vs. Wm. Bell--O. S. 304; N. S. 108--Involves land devised by David Bell in 1779 in Augusta. Answer by John and David Bell in Fayette County, Ky., sons of David.


Fron post:

Re: William Henderson - Martha Love - Augusta Co, VA. abt 1740 Posted by: David E. Bell Date: May 18, 1998 at 15:59:29 In Reply to: William Henderson - Martha Love - Augusta Co, VA. abt 1740 by John McComb of 10747

I too am a descendant of William Henderson Senior and wife Susannah via daughter Florence Henderson, wife of David Bell, born c 1720 in Ulster Plantation or Scotland. I know nothing more beyond William the immigrant. You have wife susannah as a Logan. Could you share information you may have on William and the Logans too if you have it? Would appreciate it!

  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).