Monroe Bell

Monroe Bell (Hinds County)

State House: 1872-1873

Born: December 1826 in Mississippi

Appointed to be major in the second regiment of the Hinds County militia in 1873. Bell and his wife, Cornelia, are listed on the 1870, 1880, and 1900 census in Hinds County. Bell’s occupation is given as “Supervisor” in 1870 and farming in 1880 and 1900. According to a pension application filed by Cornelia in 1911, Bell served in the 5th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery during the Civil War.

Signature of Monroe Bell
Signature of Monroe Bell from an 1873 Freedmen’s Bureau document
Clarion-Ledger, November 9, 1871
Hinds County Gazette, May 1, 1872
Clarion-Ledger, September 25, 1873
Clarion-Ledger, October 2, 1873
Vicksburg Herald, October 16, 1873
Daily Mississippi Pilot, October 13, 1875