A. B. Bell was born in Tompkins county, New York, March 21st, 1832. When sixteen years old removed to Tioga
county, and learned the trade of cabinet maker, working at it there three years. In 1862 enlisted in the One Hundred
and Ninth New York Volunteer Infantry; served until July 1st, 1865; was mustered out at Elmira. He was commissioned
second lieutenant by Governor Fenton, in 1864, for meritorious conduct, after the siege of Petersburg, Virginia,
in which battle he was wounded. After leaving the army he came to Hastings; In 1866, went east and graduated from
Eastman's Business college. Returning to Hastings he worked at his trade until 1867, then spent three years in
Winona, and in 1870 returning, to this city, became one of the firm of Bell, Rhodes and Company, now changed to
Bell Brothers. Married Isabel Chapman of Hastings, in 1866. Mary E., and Lou A. are their children.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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