Bell, James (2)
Bell, James (2), a Wesleyan minister in Canada, was born in the County of Wexford, Ireland, in 1810. He was converted in early life; came to Canada in 1831; entered the ministry of the then newly formed "Canadian Wesleyan Methodist Church" in 1834; retired from the active work in 1863; settled in London, Ont., in 1867; and died in that city, May 31, 1879. Bell was a mighty wrestler with God and an irresistible pleader with men. His whole soul sometimes seemed on fire; it flashed from his eyes, flamed from his tongue, and burned into the souls of those who heard him. He was a man of warm friendships and of uniform and unspotted integrity. See Minutes of London (Ont.) Conference (Toronto, 1879), p. 32.