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Bell Cemetery- Bell Road

AN-38 NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, BELL ROAD
 
18 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 
ANDERSON        Born: 1850          Died: 1864                                                       
Front inscription: TABITHA  T. ANDERSON/ BORN/ MAR. 13, 1850/ DIED/ SEPT 13, 1864/ AGED 14 YRS & 6 MO.                                                                                
 
ANDREWS          Born: 1874          Died: 1923                                                       
Front inscription: ANDREWS/ SADIE J. ANDREWS/ 1874-1923      
                                                                                                          
BELL                    Born: 1862          Died: 1899                                                       
Front inscription: BENJAMIN J. BELL/ BORN /OCT. 24, 1862 /DIED/ NOV. 1, 1899/ AN HONEST MAN IS THEE/ NOBLEST WORK OF GOD/                                                                                       
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: BJB             
 
BELL                    Born: 1824          Died: 1910                                                       
Front inscription: MARY A. BELL/ BORN/ APRIL 4, 1824 /DIED/ DEC. 4, 1910/ AGED 86 YRS, 8 MO./ LET HER OWN WORKS PRAISE/ HER IN THE GATES                                                    
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: MAB           
 
BELL                    Born: 1815          Died: 1892                                                       
Front inscription: JAMES J. BELL/ BORN/ FEB. 15, 1815/ DIED/ APR. 1, 1892/ AGED/ 77 YRS, 1 MO, 16 DS./ BLESSED ARE THE DEAD/ WHICH DIE IN THE LORD/ THAT THEY MAY REST FROM/THEIR LABORS AND THEIR/ WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM                                             
 
BELL                    Born: 1768          Died: 1848                                        
Front inscription: BENJAMIN BELL/ BORN/ FEBR. 18, 1768/ DIED/ MARCH 19, 1848/ AGE 80 YRS, 1 MONTH 1 DAY                                                                                                          
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: BB
 
BELL                    Born: 1773          Died: 1868                                                       
Front inscription: HETTIE/ WIFE OF/ BENJAMIN BELL/ BORN/ MAR. 25, 1773/ DIED/ NOV. 1, 1868/ AGED 95 YRS. 7 MO. & 6 DS.                                                                                                
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: H.B.            
 
ELLIS                   Born: 1892          Died: 1892                                                       
Front inscription: ALBERT BELL/ ELLIS/ BORN/ JULY 10, 1892/ DIED/ JULY 10, 1892/ IT IS WELL WITH THEE CHILD                                                                                                                  
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: A.B.E.         
 
ELLIS                   Born: 1846          Died: 1883                                                       
Front inscription: LEONORA P./ WIFE OF/ C.J. ELLIS/ BORN/ AUG. 22, 1846/ DIED/ NOV. 5, 1883
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: L.P.E.          
 
GOODRUM         Born: 1853          Died: 1892                                                       
Front inscription: MOTHER/ LUCY CREECH GOODRUM/ 1853-1892                
                                                                                                                                  
PENTECOST       Born: 1822          Died: 1912                                                       
Front inscription: CATHERINE B. /PENTECOST/ BORN/ SEP. 14, 1822/ DIED/ ??? 1912/ GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN/ ERECTED BY HER GRANDSON/ WILLIAM T. PENTECOST                     
                               
PENTECOST                                     Died: 1847                                        
Front inscription: JANE ANN/ DAUGHTER OF/ W.T. & CATHERIN/ PENTECOST/ DIED/ JULY 7, 1847/ AGED 2 YR/ 8 MOS. & 7 DAYS.                                                                                                
 
RICE                     Born: 1864          Died: 1901                                                       
Front inscription: BETTIE C. BELL/ WIFE OF J.A. RICE/ BORN/ NOV. 23, 1864/ DIED/ DEC, 29, 1901/ HER END WAS PEACE                                                              
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: B.C.R.         
 
UNKNOWN     *  See Below discovery of top of tombstone                                                                          Front inscription: ??/SEPT. 19/ AGE 78 YRS, 2 MO, 20  D                                                                                                                                            
WILLIAMS          Born: 1853          Died: 1895                                        
Front inscription: MELISSA A./ WIFE OF/ J.T. WILLIAMS/ BORN/ MARCH 12, 1853/ DIED/ OCT. 17, 1895/ AGED 42 YR, 7 MO., 5 DA/ BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART, FOR/ THEY SHALL SEE GOD                                                                                                              
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: MAW          
 
WRIGHT              Born: 1857          Died: 1906                                        
Front inscription: WE WILL MEET AGAIN/ JAMES A. WRIGHT/ OCT. 10, 1857/ FEB. 3, 1906/ AGED 48 YRS. 3 MO., 26 DA, LIFE OF MY LIFE, DEATHS/ BITTER SWORD HATH SEVERED/ US LIKE A BROKEN WORD                                                          
 
WRIGHT              Born: 1835          Died: 1899                                        
Front inscription: SALLIE R. WRIGHT/ WIFE OF/ S.W. WRIGHT/ BORN/ MAR. 17, 1835/ DIED/ JULY 4, 1899/ AGED 55 YRS. 3 MO. 17 DYS.                                                                                
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: SRW          
 
WRIGHT              Born: 1826          Died: 1866                                        
Front inscription: SEBASTIAN W. WRIGHT/ BORN/ FEB. 10, 1826/ DIED/ MAY 22, 1866/ AGED 40YRS. 30 MO. & 12 DS                                                                                                                                        
 
 SITE SURVEYED FEBRUARY 26, 2000
 
* Top of Tombstone discovered by Jan Cain & Betty Ensor Thomas

The Bell Cemetery has 18 Tombstones.  Altogether there are 32 graves: 18 tombstones with inscriptions, some fieldstones without inscriptions and some sunken without any markers.  Jan Cain and Betty Ensor Thomas discovered the top half of a tombstone which was buried under leaves and dirt.  The top of the tombstone gave the name and additional information on the dates of the individual. 

*  Our Mother/ Evaline Anderson/ nee Cato/ Born June 29, 1807/ Died Sept. 19, 1885/ Age 78 YRS. 2 Mo 20 D

Additions to Bell Cemetery (Bell Road) website listing.  8-5-2013


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