Biography of Cyrus P. Bell of Stafford, NY

Cyrus P. Bell, eldest son of Prosper and Emeline Bell, was born in September, 1836. His father was an early settler, coming to Batavia in 1825. In 1837 he purchased the F. Fisk farm, where he remained until 1852, when he bought the Crocker farm in the south part of the town, and in 1857 the William Burden place. Prosper Bell died in 1867, aged 71, and his wife in 1873, aged 69. C. P. Bell was educated at the seminary in Alexander, leaving that institution in 1858. He taught school 12 terms. During a visit to the West he married, October 5, 1864 Alantha, third daughter of John E. Adams, of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and their children are Clara, born August 5, 1865; Howard and Hattie, born January 29, 1868; and Flora, born December 2, 1869. In 1870, and again in 1873, Mr. Bell, by a large majority, was elected assessor by the Republicans. In 1885 he was elected justice of the peace, which position he still holds.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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