Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lavirus Addison (Lovirus) Bell

Lavirus Bell was born January 6, 1838 at Jonesville, Michigan. He was married December 25, 1865 at Antwerp, Ohio to Samantha Jane "Grandma Bell" Sines. She was my Great, Great, Great Aunt.

Lavirus and Samantha Jane raised their niece Samantha (my great grandmother) as their own. My uncle Don says they called Samantha "little Mattie" after her mother Matilda, who died when Samantha was two of TB.

Samantha and Lavirus lived in Ohio then moved to Missouri in 1883. They lived there until Oct. 1, 1886 when they moved to Western Kansas. They moved to White Cloud, Kansas April 7, 1892.

Lavirus served in the Civil War as a division teamster. He was Corpl. Co. G, 14 Ohio Infantry

For the Illustrated Doniphan County book:

Lovirus A. Bell, born Hillsdale County, Michigan, 1838, Jan. 6. Enlisted Antwerp, Ohio, Au 26, 1861, in Company G, 14th Ohio. Mustered out July 26, 1865, at Louisville, Kentucky. Came to White Cloud in 1883, Sept. 12. Has wife and Edwin A., his only son, resides in his own property west end of White Cloud.

Lavirus died April 2, 1917 and is buried at Olive Branch Cemetery, White Cloud, Kansas.

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