BELL, WILLIAM was born at Jaysburg, Pa., in 1790. His education was limited, and was in early life, owing to the accidental death of his father by drowning, apprenticed to the trade of a carpenter. He came to Harrisburg during the erection of the capitol, and was employed by Mr. Hills until its completion. He carried on the business until 1829, when he established a grocery, which he conducted until his death. He served frequently as a member of the borough council, and took a deep interest in the prosperity of his adopted home. He died at Harrisburg, on the 20th of May, 1847, aged fifty-seven years. Mr. Bell married, in 1819, Elizabeth Hutman, daughter of Matthias and Catharine Hutman; born in 1792; died February 28, 1868, at Harrisburg. Their children were Catharine, George, William, Maria, married Edward Curzon, Ann, and Elizabeth.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 29 Oct 2000
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