Stell Family Genealogy Forum
Searching for more information on the early Stell lines. My earliest data is as follows:
The oldest record of a Stell lists Michael Stell, born about 1688 in England. Of his children, only the direct line through his son Joseph is known.
Joseph was born 6 August 1705 in Keighly, York, England. He married Alice Taylor 1 January 1723 in Keighly. One child, John, is known.
John Stell was born about 1725 in Keighly. He married Jane and had 6 boys and five girls. John and his father, Joseph, died about 1799 in Edgefield District of South Carolina. John left a will dated 26 December 1797. One of John Stell's sons was also called John [Jr.].
John [Jr.] came to "the Colonies" along with his father, John, and grandfather, Joseph,. They located in North Carolina in the area of Cape Fear. John [Jr.] married Susannah Malone about 1764 in Amelia Co., Virginia. She was said to have come from "Delaware river", Pennsylvania. He and Susannah had five sons and four daughters. John [Jr]"is credited with service in the Revolutionary war as a private in South Carolina. [DAR-Centennial Edition, part 3, page 2793]. One source said he died by the side of the road in Effington, Georgia while on a buggy trip to Savannah. The buggy was tied up and he was lying beside it. The date was 27 December 1800.
I am descended from John and Susannah's son, John Dennis b 1765 in Pendleton Dist., SC d Feb 25, 1837 in Gwinnett Co. GA; Robert Stell (John Dennis' son) b Mar 2, 1792 in SC d Mar 6, 1860 in Conway Co. AR; Asbury Baxter (Son of Robert) b 1826 in Gwinnett Co. GA d Oct 6, 1884 in Conway Co., AR.
Any information would be appreciated.