Family Contribution: Frankie was the
first wife of Luther Braxton Brown and mother of Virgil Dale Brown. Her father is J. D. (John Dennis) Bell in Lot 70 Plot 5. Her mother is Emma Taylor-Bell-Christensen in Lot 70 Plot 6. Mary A. Bell in Plot 2, Coloma J. (Not "R")Bell in Plot 3, and Infant Bell in Plot 4 are her siblings. Thomas McKee Bell in Lot 51 Plot 8 and Martha "Mattie" Boyse in Lot 51 Plot 10 are Frankie's cousins. Mattie was my great grandmother's sister. She, Minnie Frances Boyse-Masson, is buried in Champoeg Cemetery. Thomas' father, Franklin Bell, is also buried in Champoeg Cemetery. J.D. Bell's parents, Robert and Levina-Conner Bell, are also in the Champoeg Cemetery. One of J.D. and Franklin's sisters Eliza Bell-Case married William Case of Champoeg in 1878. Eliza is buried in the Philip Foster Cemetery with another sister, "Mattie"'s mother, Emma Jane Bell-Boyse and her husband, John McKee Boyse. Andrew J. Bell in Lot 115 is another brother to J.D. Bell and Baby Edna Bell is his, also.
Source: I inherited a "Time Capsule" scrapbook with original newspaper articles, weddings, and the obituaries of all the above stated people, and SO many more. My 2 greats grandmother, Emma Jane Bell-Boyse kept it from the Civil War to 1938 when she died. I inherited it, and another scrapbook covering the WW2 years of Sellwood, kept by my Aunt Virginia Still-Garkie and over 500 photos of my family.
My 2 greats grandparents, Emma Jane Bell-Boyse and John McKee Boyse came and settled in Wilsonville in 1874 from Hamilton, Hancock Co., Illinois. He operated a sawmill and flouring mill at Wilsonville. By 1879 her parents and all siblings followed. They are all in the 1880 Federal Census in Pleasant Hill. I would love to see a plot map of exactly where they lived if one exists !! Robert Bell operated a mill at Boones Ferry.
My genealogy website - SherriDuree.com - - SEE "My Mother's Family" button - Bell and Boyse from maternal side. I am a retired RN and since 2001, genealogy has been an extensive full time job on both maternal and paternal sides.