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John Ross Bell

J. Ross Bell
Full Name: John Ross Bell
Birth date: May 25, 1857
Death date: April 15, 1927

Terms of Service

  • House, 31st (1) Legislature
    1/12/1909 - 1/10/1911
  • House, 30th Legislature
    1/8/1907 - 1/12/1909
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Judge J. Ross Bell, Volume V, pp. 2251-2252. Member of 30th-31st Legislatures from Freestone County, birth date 5/25/1858 in North Carolina, marriage to Bessie Anderson 12/22/1891. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, "Another Candidate for State Senator: Judge Ross Bell of Fairfield Wants to Succeed Harper," 10/6/1910, p. 1. Judge Ross Bell of Fairfield, Freestone County, was a candidate for State Senator in 1910 to succeed Judge A.J. Harper (Senate District 12). Bell served in the legislature "the past four years, and was not a candidate for reelection in the late primaries." Bryan Eagle .
  • Census of 1900 - John Ross Bell, Freestone County, age 42, birth date May 1858 in North Carolina, lawyer, wife Bessie Bell, daughters Gladys and Vivian.
    Census of 1910 - J. Ross Bell, Freestone County, age 52, born circa 1858 in North Carolina, lawyer, sife Bessie Bell, daughter Gladys. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • J. Ross Bell, birth date 5/25/1857, death date 4/15/1927, burial in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Freestone County. Includes wedding photograph of Bessie Anderson and J. Ross Bell. Find a Grave .
  • "Resolutions of Respect," memorial adopted by the Limestone County Bar Association on the death of Judge J. Ross Bell, Judge of the 87th District Court, Limestone County, 5/6/1927, p. 4. Groesbeck Journal .
  • "J. Ross Bell Laid to Rest at Fairfield," Mexia Weekly Herald, 4/22/1927, p. 3, crediting Gibbs Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 30th Legislature (1907) - J. Ross Bell, postoffice Fairfield, nativity North Carolina, age 48 (born circa 1859), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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