Bell, David L
Bell, David L.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Kentucky. His father was a Baptist preacher. He was converted in 1841, and in 1842 entered the Arkansas Conference. In 1844 he was ordained deacon and transferred to the Texas Conference, where, soon after, from pecuniary embarrassment, he was obliged to locate. In 1849 he re-entered the active ranks, but was attacked by pneumonia on his return home and confined until his death, Jan. 25, 1850. Mr, Bell was an agreeable companion, a dauntless preacher, a conscientious Christian, and a faithful pastor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E, Church South, 1850, p. 299.