Andrew Jackson Bell

Full Name: Andrew Jackson Bell
Date of birth: August 4, 1818
Date of death: June 16, 1875

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Industry / Austin   Austin
H 50 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Industry / Austin   Austin

(1) Party affiliation, Know Nothing. "The Returns," Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/18/1855, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, A.J. Bell, age 35, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Tennessee in 1834, farmer, postoffice Industry, Austin County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Texas Army, Texas Revolution from Mexico, Captain F.W. Johnson's company. Obituary, "State News," Austin County, The Galveston Daily News, 6/26/1875, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Confederate States Army, Captain. Austin County Veterans who served during the American Civil War, 1861-65. Austin County, TXGenWeb Project.

Other Resources

  • A.J. Bell, birth and death date illegible, burial in Bethany Cemetery, Austin County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Texas," The Times Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 7/1/1875, p. 2. "Captain A.J. Bell died at Nelsonville, in Austin county, on the night of the 16th instant." Newspapers.com.
  • Obituary, "State News," Austin County, The Galveston Daily News, 6/26/1875, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "Captain A.J. Bell died at Nelsonville, in Austin county, on the night of the 16th inst. . . . In 1850 Captain Bell was elected sheriff of Austin county, and in 1854 and 1856 he was elected as a Representative to the State Legislature." Death date 6/16/1875. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • A.J. Bell, birth date 8/4/1818, death date 6/9/1885, interment in Bethany Cemetery, Austin County. TXGenWeb Project.

Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Military Affairs  
Private Land Claims No. 1  
Protection of Western Frontier, Select  
State Affairs  
5th R.S. - 1853
Private Land Claims No. 1  
Public Debt  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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