NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 204 Walnut Street – Three-bay two-room plan house, front porch and ell. NR
Abram Bell 1859-1927 was the son of Francis Culbert Bell 1819-c1860 and Mary Elizabeth “Eliza” Meadows 1827-1882.
In the 1860 Swansboro census, two-year-old Abram Bell was with his siblings and his widowed mother Eliza. At that time Eliza was noted as a seamstress, with four small children.
1870 Census: Abram Bell 13, at home in Swansboro with mother Eliza and his siblings: John A. 19, Alexander 16, Narcissa 14 and George 5. At that time Abram and John were farmer laborers.
1880 Census: Abram Bell was a farm hand, boarding with Rachel and John Simmons in Pollocksville, Jones County, North Carolina.
1900 Census: Abram “Abe” Bell, sailor, 40—In the household were Abe’s sister Narcissus 45 and nephew William B. Privett.
1920 Census: Abram Bell 58 laborer at saw mill, Mollie 51 and son Garland A. Bell 12. Abram Bell died April 24, 1927.