Manuscript Collection


Lucia B. Bell



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Accession 255

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

500 pieces,.25 linear feet



Historical Note

The Bell Family has lived primarily in South Carolina and were involved in the Covenanters movement.

Scope and Content Note

The Lucia B. Bell Papers consist of historical and family history information pertaining to the Bell family of South Carolina. Most of the material relates to the Bell Family and other allies clans such as the Gaston, Coln, and Stinson Families. The earliest dated material includes notes on the Bell family’s coat-of-arms and a listing of land grants from 1770-1848. Information on the Chester County Covenanters along with reprinted historical sketches concerning the area’s general history and a biographical sketch on Reverend William Martin, the first Chester County Covenanter preacher. A brief history of Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church is provided with listing of former church elders and deacons from 1895-1958.


The papers of Lucia B. Bell, family historian, were received by the College Archives on May 15, 1987.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Lucia B. Bell Papers - Accession 255

LC Subject Headings

Bell family; Coln family; Gaston family; Stimson family; Martin, William, 1729-1806; Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church--History; Presbyterian Church--South Carolina; Elders (Church officers)--South Carolina; Deacons--South Carolina; Covenanters--South Carolina; Presbyterians--South Carolina; Clergy--South Carolina; South Carolina--History, Local; Chester County (S.C.)--History