Bell, John

John Bell, detail
Life span
02/18/1797—09/10/1869

Life Summary

Full name
  John Bell
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Origins
  Slave State
No. of Spouses
  2
No. of Children
  5
Family
 
Samuel Bell (father), Margaret Edmiston (mother), Sally Dickinson (first wife, 1818), Jane Erwin Yeatman (second wife, 1835)
Education
  Other
Other Education
  Cumberland College, TN
Occupation
  Politician
  Attorney or Judge
  Businessman
Relation to Slavery
  Slaveholder

Note Cards

Major Topics

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
12/27/1858 New York Times, “Reasons why all Parties should Nominate Southern Candidates for President in 1860,” December 27, 1858
01/09/1859 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “The Plans of the Opposition for 1860,” January 9, 1859
01/10/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Presidential Aspirants,” January 10, 1859
01/29/1859 New York Times, “The Killing of the Pacific Railroad,” January 29, 1859
09/29/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “New Danger To Douglas,” September 29, 1859
12/27/1859 New York Herald, “Nomination of Gen. Scott by the New York Union Meeting,” December 27, 1859
05/21/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The Black Republican Nominees," May 21, 1860
05/25/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune,“The Fillmore Men,” May 25, 1860
05/27/1860 New York Herald, “Bell and Everett Going Ahead,” May 27, 1860
05/30/1860 Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, May 30, 1860
05/31/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “Bell and Everett Going Ahead,” May 31, 1860
06/06/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “Bell on Abolition Petitions,” June 6, 1860
06/12/1860 Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, June 12, 1860
06/14/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “Mr. Bell’s Acceptance,” June 14, 1860
06/19/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Fillmore Men,” June 19, 1860
06/21/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “Jeff. Davis on Platforms,” June 21, 1860
06/28/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “An Explanation,” June 28, 1860
07/07/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Shabby Treatment,” July 7, 1860
07/12/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “In A Quandary,” July 12, 1860
07/22/1860 New York Herald, “Lincoln or Breckinridge,” July 22, 1860
07/26/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, “Bell for a Slave Code,” July 26, 1860
07/30/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Disunion,” July 30, 1860
08/06/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Word For Douglasites,” August 6, 1860
08/10/1860 New York Times, "Politics at the South," August 10, 1860
08/17/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “How the Field Looks,” August 17, 1860
08/20/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “The South for Bell and Everett,” August 20, 1860
08/23/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "No Go Yet," August 23, 1860
08/28/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, "Facts for the People," August 28, 1860
08/30/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “A Broken Platform,” August 30, 1860
09/03/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Two-Edged Sword,” September 3, 1860
09/08/1860 Dover (NH) Gazette, “Withdrawal of General Houston,” September 8, 1860
09/19/1860 Raleigh (NC) Register, "Bell and Everett Pole-Raising," September 19, 1860
09/29/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing,” September 29, 1860
10/24/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, "John Sherman, the Abolitionist, Proposes Three Cheers for Douglas," October 24, 1860
10/29/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "The Union at the South," October 29, 1860
11/10/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “John C. Breckinridge,” November 10, 1860
11/10/1860 William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, November 10, 1860
11/23/1860 New York Herald, “Untitled,” November 23, 1860
12/06/1860 August Belmont to William Sprague, December 6, 1860
02/15/1861 Worthington G. Snethen to Abraham Lincoln, February 15, 1861
04/26/1861 New York Times, “Rushing to Ruin,” April 26, 1861
05/02/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Good Bye, John Bell,” May 2, 1861
05/15/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Treason,” May 15, 1861

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