Bell, Norman O.

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He was born in Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., VT, a son of Orlando and Samantha Bell on[1] 25 Dec 1843

Marriage & Children

Norman married in 1864 at Knox, Permelia Armstrong (1845 - October 3, 1912) in the Albany, N.Y. area. Permilia was the daughter of Theodore Armstrong (1819-1887) and Louisa Torrey (1819-1909). Norman and Permilia had the following children:

Military Service

Residence: Knox
Enlistment Date: 24 July 1862
Enlistment Place: Vermont
Enlistment Rank: Corporal
State Served: Vermont
Regiment: 1st Heavy Artillery
Company: Company K
Promotion Date: 5 November 1862
Promotion Rank: Full Sergeant
Transfer Date: 26 November 1864
Regiment: US Veteran Reserve Corps
Muster Out Date: 10 April 1865
Additional Remarks:
Sources Used:\American Civil War Soldiers; 1890 Veterans Census


Norman died on January 26, 1917 at Altamont[2] Permelia died in 1916. She is buried beside Norman at the Knox Cemetery, Knox, NY

Norman O. Bell Grave - Knox Cemetery
Norman O. Bell

Born Dec 25, 1843
Permelia Armstrong
His Wife
Born July 27, 1845

Died Oct 3, 1912


Altamont Enterprise, Altamont, NY, Friday, Febryary 2, 1917 Death notice
Norman Bell, a highly respected citizen of the town of Knox, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Williamson, of 12 Mynderse street, Schenectady. Mr. Bell served as assessor and justice of the peace for several terms. The funeral was held on Monday, Jan. 29, 15 10 o’clock, at the home of his daughter, Rev. G.S. Hamilton of Knox officiating.

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 about Norman O Bell
Name: Norman O Bell
Residence: Alburgh, Vermont
Class: 1
Congressional District: 3rd
Age on 1 July 1863: 20
Race: White
Marital Status: Unmarried (Single)
Place of Birth: Vermont

Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group Number: 110; Title: Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifies: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 1 of 3.

Source Information: U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

Original data: Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865. NM-65, entry 172, 620 volumes. Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War), Record Group 110. National Archives, Washington D.C.

1890 Veterans Schedules about Norman O Bell
Veteran's Name: Norman O Bell
Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Knox, Albany, New York
Year enlisted: 1862
Year discharged: 1865
Rank: Sergeant

—Norman Bell, of West Township, gives the following record of his 13 cows from May 1st '88 to May 1st '89: Whole number of pounds of butter 2,828, bringing Mm $607.09, or an average of 217 1/2 pounds per cow, being an average income from each cow of $46.70, besides the calves. His stock are grade Jerseys. Mr. Bell considers that his cows pay him well, not to mention the benefit derived from feeding his hay and grain at home.

Altamont Enterprise - May 18, 1889


BELL—At Schenectady, Oct. 3, 1912, Permelia L. Armstrong, wife of Norman Bell, in her 67th year.

The funeral was held Sunday at 11 a. m. from the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. H. Williamson, 12 Mynderse street, Schenectady. Interment at Knox.

Altamont Enterprise - October 11, 1912


  1. 1850 Census, Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., VT
  2. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases