Robert Valentine Bell

Full Name: Robert Valentine Bell
Date of birth: August 2, 1846
Date of death: March 20, 1927

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 31 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke, Grayson

(1) GAINESVILLE, TX. County seat of Cooke County. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) R.V. Bell, Grayson County on first day of Regular Session. Committee appointments in 20th 1st Called Session, p. 17, list member as "Bell of Cooke." House Journal. 20th 1st C.S. 20th R.S.
(3) Robert V. Bell, Gainesville, Grayson County [sic]. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Robert T. Bell, Gainesville. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - R.V. Bell, Gainesville, Cooke County, age 32, born circa 1848 in Tennessee, lawyer, single.
    Census of 1900 - Robt. V. Bell, Cooke County, age 54, born August 1846 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Callie.
    Census of 1910 - Robert V. Bell, Gainesville, Cooke County, age 63, born circa 1847 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Callie P.
    Census of 1920 - Robert V. Bell, Gainesville, Cooke County, age 73, born circa 1847 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Callie P. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920
  • Robert V. Bell, birth date 8/2/1847 in Tennessee; death date 3/20/1927 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas; Past County Judge, Cooke County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • R.V. Bell (1846-1927), burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "R.V. Bell, Pioneer Official of Cooke County, Is Dead," Denton Record-Chronicle, 3/22/1927, p. 6, crediting Denton Public Library. Death date Sunday, 3/20/1927. "Bell also served as flotorial representative of Cooke and Grayson Counties and as county judge of his home county." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
County Government and County Finance  
Educational Affairs  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judiciary No. 1  
Penal Code (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  

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