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Zephaniah BELL, PRICE – Belmont Co, OH

Zephaniah BELL, PRICE – Belmont Co, OH

Posted: 15 Feb 2003 11:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jul 2004 5:51AM GMT
Surnames: BELL PRICE SMITH
Two events tie these BELL and PRICE families together.
1. Margaret (BELL) PRICE md. David PRICE. When he d. in 1805, several BELLs are named.
2. When David PRICE’s father Samuel died, Zepheniah Bell is a witness.

Can anyone help me piece these families together? How are they related? Can you fill in the missing links?

Belmont County, OH Common Pleas Court Minutes:
---December Term 1805: John BELL and Margaret PRICE appointed Adms. of estate of David PRICE, dec'd. Security, Robert BELL and Alexander GASTON.
---April Term 1807: Zephemah [sic] BELL and Margaret PRICE appointed guardians of Samuel PRICE aged 4 yrs. and 5 mos., John PRICE aged 2 yrs. and 7 mos. and Peter PRICE aged 6 mos.; being ages of children at the time of decease of David PRICE on 9th November 1805.

John BELL

Robert BELL

Margaret BELL, b. aft. 1780
…+md. (1) David PRICE, son of Samuel PRICE and Sally __. He was b. abt. 1775, d. 09 Nov 1805 OH.
….Children of Margaret Bell and David Price are:
…..i. Samuel PRICE, b. Jun 1801, OH; d. 27 Jul 1877, Liberty Twp, Washington, OH. He md. Margaret SMITH, 17 Jan 1828, Guernsey Co, OH, dau. of David SMITH and Margaret CROOKS. She was b. abt. 1810, Washington Co, PA; d. aft. 1860, Washington Co, OH.
…..ii. John PRICE, b. Apr 1803.
…..iii. Peter PRICE, b. May 1805.
…+md (2) John NEELEY 18 Sep 1808 in Belmont Co, OH. [Cannot find any other info on John & Margaret]

Zepheniah BELL, b. 1783; d. 1853, age 70, Union Twp, Belmont, OH; bur. Morristown Cem., Union Twp, Belmont, OH
…+m. (1) Ann PRICE, 25 Aug 1805
…+m. (2) Margaret SMITH, 02 Jan 1810
1840 U.S. Census OH, Belmont, Union Twp:
…….Zepheniah Bell: 1M 50-59, 1F 50-59, 3M 20-29, 1M 15-19, 1F 15-19, 1F 10-14
1850 U.S. Census OH, Belmont, Union Twp, Dwelling 415, 416:
415..Zepaniah Bell, age 66 <1783-84>, M, Farmer, $6150, NJ [*Note: New Jersey]
…….Harrison Weskett, 30, M, Farmer, OH
…….Agnes Weskett, 4, F, OH
416..Zebaniah Bell, 32 <1817-18> , M, Farmer, OH [prob. son of Zepheniah and Margaret (Smith)]
…….Harriete Bell, 29, F, OH [Harriet d. 1859, age 39, bur. Morristown Cem., Union Twp, Belmont, OH]
…….Angus ? Bell, 3, F?, OH
…….Nancy Bell, 2,, F, OH
…….John Bell, 2mo, M, OH

The Will of Samuel PRICE [father of David Price], signed 12 July 1809 Abstract of Belmont County, OH, Wills file case 53: Devisees wife Sally; sons Phineas and William; daughters Sally, Mary; and "my grandson John, who has lived with us since his birth." Witnesses were Zepheniah BELL and Wm. LASH, Exec. Wife Sally and son Phineas.

The grandson John is prob. David's son John, b. April 1803 -- indicates that Samuel and Sally Price are parents of David Price, who d. 9 Nov 1805, husb. of Margaret Bell.

The witness, Zepheniah Bell, is poss. bro. of Margaret (Bell) Price, wife of Samuel’s late son David.

The witness, Wm. Lash, is md. to Elizabeth Price, but at this time, it’s not confirmed how she is related to Samuel Price -- maybe Samuel’s niece? Wilhelm Jacob Lash, son of Jacob Lash, Jr. 1752 - 1836 and Catherine Elizabeth Yost 1753 - 1837, was b. 19 Oct 1785 Washington Co, PA. He md Betsey Price 12 Sep 1805 Belmont Co, OH. He d. 16 Nov 1829 Belmont Co, OH, bur. on Taylor's farm, Belmont Co, OH.

Elizabeth (Price) Lash was b. abt 1787, d. 1865, bur. Bassett Cem., Athens Co, OH.. She is the dau. of William Price (d. 1794 Sussex Co, NJ) and Sarah Hall. Elizabeth’s father, William Price, might be Samuel’s bro., which would make her a niece of Samuel Price.

As for Samuel’s wife, we find two references in Sussex Co, NJ tying a Samuel Price and a Sarah Burges together. There is also mention of a William Price who could be Samuel’s bro., and maybe father of the above mentioned Elizabeth Price.

“Early NJ Marriages – Extracts:” #297 Samuel PRICE Jr & Wm PRICE, both of ye County of Sussex... [bound to]... William FRANKLIN, Governor... 500 pounds... 13 Oct 1773. ... Samuel PRICE Jr... obtained a License of Marriage for himself... and for Sarah BURGES [???]... [w] Jas SHANE, Thom:s ANDERSON

“Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of NJ - Marriage Licenses, The Marriage Ceremony, Males P, p. 305: Price, Samuel, Sussex, and Sarah Burges 1773 Oct. 13
“Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of NJ - Marriage Licenses, The Marriage Ceremony, Females B, p. 60: Burges, Sarah, and Samuel Price, Sussex 1770 Oct. 13
Note that the marriage year on the last two references conflict.

DESCENDANTS OF SAMUEL PRICE

Generation No. 1

1…SAMUEL PRICE, b. Sussex Co, NJ [?], d. aft. Jul 1809 Belmont Co, OH.
…+m. SALLY ___, 1773 [?] maybe Sarah Burges?
…..Children of Samuel Price and Sally __ are:
2…i. DAVID PRICE, b. abt. 1775; d. 09 Nov 1805, OH.
…..ii. WILLIAM PRICE.
…..iii. SALLY PRICE.
3…iv. MARY SOPHIA LAVINIA PRICE, b. 19 Jun 1786; d. 05 Apr 1861, Oxford Twp, Guernsey, OH.
4…v. PHINEAS PRICE, b. 1797, Belmont Co, OH; d. 10 Feb 1849, Pike Co, IL.

Generation No. 2

2. DAVID PRICE, b. abt. 1775, d. 09 Nov 1805 OH.
+m. MARGARET BELL, dau. of __ BELL[?]. She was b. aft. 1780.
Children of DAVID PRICE and MARGARET BELL are:
i. SAMUEL PRICE, b. Jun 1801, OH; d. 27 Jul 1877, Liberty Twp, Washington, OH; m. MARGARET SMITH, 17 Jan 1828, Guernsey Co, OH; b. abt. 1810, Washington Co, PA; d. aft. 1860, Washington Co, OH.
ii. JOHN PRICE, b. Apr 1803.
iii. PETER PRICE, b. May 1805.

3. MARY SOPHIA LAVINIA PRICE was b. 19 Jun 1786, d. 05 Apr 1861 Oxford Twp, Guernsey, OH, bur. Salt Fork Baptist Church Cem., Oxford, Guernsey, OH [Are Mary and Sophia really the same person?]
+m. EZEKIEL M. MCPEEK 14 Sep 1806 Belmont Co, OH, son of DANIEL MCPEEK and ELIZABETH HALL. He was b. 12 Sep 1786 Sussex Co, NJ, d. 15 Jul 1856 Oxford Twp, Guernsey, OH, bur. Salt Fork Baptist Church Cem., Oxford, Guernsey, OH

4. PHINEAS PRICE was b. 1797 in Belmont Co, OH, and d. 10 Feb 1849 in Pike Co, IL.
+m. (1) UNKNOWN
+m. (2) ANNA LASH 27 May 1820 in Belmont Co, OH. She was b. 1790-1800
+m. (3) ZILLIAN ANN CRUNER 15 Oct 1833 in Guernsey Co, OH.

Children of either First Unknown wife or Anna LASH:
i. __ Price, md __ McPeek, Children Phineas McPeek and George McPeek
ii. Nancy Price, md __ Power
iii. Elisabeth Price, md __ Youst
iv. David Price
v. John Price
vi. William Price
vii. Catherine Price, md. __ Henry
viii. Margaret Price, md. __

Children of Phineas and Anna:
i. Abraham Price, 6 Jun 1830

Children of Phineas PRICE and Zillian CRUNER:
i. Mary Jane Price, 1834-1835
ii. Sarah Ann Price, 13 Mar 1836 Guernsey Co, OH, d. 29 Mar 1886 49 Yr 11 Mo 16 Da, bur. Campbell Hollow Cem., Scott Co, IL, md. William A. Campbell
iii. Samuel C. Price
iv. George L. Price, 11 Aug 1841, d. 24 June 1910, bur. Campbell Hollow Cem., Scott Co, IL, md. Mary Ellen Campbell
v. Henry C. Price
vi. Eliza Ellen Price

Re: Zephaniah BELL, PRICE – Belmont Co, OH

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 8:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bell, Yost, Pyaett, Yerian, Philips
I have an ancestor, Robert Bell, who lived in NJ in 1781, had Sarah, my ancestor, b. in NJ (Census ref from her daughter), moved to Alleghany/Washington Cnty probably around 1795-96, PA, then around 1796 moved to Belmont Co, OH. Around 1813 moved to Bellville, Richland, OH where he left a will. The will mentions 3 sons: John, Robert, and Zephaniah, and 3 daughters: Catherine Pyaett and Elizabeth Yerian, and Sarah deceased wife of Josiah Philips. I come through Sarah who lived and died in Library, Allegheny, PA. The will can be seen on Film #960097, vol 2 page 293 in the LDS Family History Library. I don't know if this is the Zephaniah you mentioned, but might be worth a look.

I am interested in finding Robert's wife. There is a strong source that his wife's name at the time of the Bellville residence was Mary ... I am looking for her last name. Many on the internet think it is Mary Yost. But I have not been able to verify that. Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Zephaniah BELL, PRICE – Belmont Co, OH

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 9:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bell
One additional note: In History of Richland County, OH, Compiled by A.A. Graham Pg 798 you will find an additional reference to Robert Bell mentioned in an earlier note. This mentions that Robert is a decendant of English and Scoth parents and he resided in Sussex Co, NJ in 1781. (A cemetery reference to his daughter, Sarah, would put her born in NJ in 1777/8). It also mentions that Robert (Sr)'s son Robert (Jr) had a son, Zephaniah born 3rd in line. So both Robert Sr and Robert Jr had sons named Zephaniah.

I am looking for Robert Bell Sr's parents and wife if you come across anything. Thanks, Dave

Re: Zephaniah BELL, PRICE – Belmont Co, OH

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 6:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Robert Bell b. 1753 who lived in Sussex Co, NJ before moving first to Belmont Co, OH @1810 then moving to Richland Co, OH @1815 dying there 2 Apr 1837 had a son Zephaniah. He probably had other children but I can't document those. Zephaniah had a son Robert Smith Bell and 8 other children but none of them had a son Zephaniah. I have not been able to identify the parents of Robert Bell(1753)but I'm sure he is connected with other Bells in Belmont Co, OH in 1810. Would appreciate any help anyone can give.
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