From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 952

JONAH BELL, grocer, Madison; is the son of Robert and Mary BELL, and was born in Summit Co., Ohio, April 1, 1819; in 1840, he came to Yorkville, Racine Co., Wis., and was farming there for about seven years when he moved to the town of Union, Rock Co., where he lived for two years; then went to Lone Rock, Richland Co., Wis., where for one year, he was proprietor of a hotel; in January 1840, Mr. B. was married to Miss Mary REED, who was born Nov. 6, 1820, in Cornwall, England, near West Lands' End; they have had seven children, of whom four are now living, viz.: Edward R., Frank D., Mary Josephine and Ida E. Mrs. BELL is a member of the Methodist Church.

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