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Charles Henry Bell (1890-1983) & Family PLEASE HELP!!
Posted by: LaVonda Bell (ID *****1119) Date: June 18, 2012 at 09:17:46
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I am looking for any info about Charles Henry Bell (1890-1983) and his family. I don't know whom his parents are, or exactly where he was born. What I do know is that he went primarily by "Henry", married Georgia Ellen Musser (1897-1937) on 8 Jun 1912 in Stewart Co, TN and had 9 kids (at my last count although there could be a few that I haven't found info on). In chronological order they are: George E, Catherine, Bertha, Monroe, Christine, Earl, Maggie Louise, Charles Henry "Charlie" Jr, & Clarence Eugene. All of the kids I have are dead even if I don't have the info to clarify the dates for George or Earl. Georgia was born to Sarah Jane Mohon & George Manley White Musser in KY. George (although on paper he is biologically) is my stepgrandfather, and I'd heard from my father's sister, George's daughter Eva Gertrude, that he had divorced my grandmother Goldie Odell Ladd (born in 1915 to John Henry Ladd, Jr & Eva Porter Madden), had remarried and had since died (even if I can find no records verifying any of it), but I do believe that's all the info I'll be getting out of her besides the fact that my daddy and my uncle Billy Ray Bell (the two middle children of 6) didn't belong to George after all and that was only admitted once my cousin, Billy's daughter, demanded family history due to Billy's health problems which he ultimately died from. George is not a subject Gert likes to talk about. My grandmother had two other children (Joe & Brenda) but George wasn't their father either even if they carry the Bell name (apparently granny kept it after the divorce) yet that was a well known fact in our family for years. I am looking primarly for info about Charles Henry Bell Sr and his oldest child George, yet will gladly accept any info I can get about this family that can hopefully allow me to put together some pieces I'm missing. According to censuses I've found, George's est birth year is between 1913-1915 in TN. Yet he disappears off radar after a phone listing with my granny in 1950 in Nashville. In the 1940 census from Erin, Houston Co, TN (the basic mecca of Bell & Ladd families in TN) granny is listed as living with her mother Eva, along with my aunts Kathrine Ann (who granny was 8 months pregnant with when she and George were married, born in July of that year, 1934) & Eva Gertrude. It stated she was divorced then, yet with that phone listing, I'm thinking it was something to explain George not living with them at the time for one reason or another. Next to nothing is known about this side of my family due to the game of "who's your daddy?" that's been played all these years concerning George and my daddy & uncle. My granny wasn't a saint by any stretch of imagination, I know this. I'm just trying to find something, ANYTHING at this point that'll help me track these people down to know more than I know now. ANY HELP will be appreciated and if I can offer assistance, I'll be more than glad to do so!! Thanks in advance!

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