From records of various researchers that are not documented:
JOHN BELL of Sandwich MA born before 1630 is listed as Able to Bear
Arms in 1643 in Sandwich MA. Possibly died about 1690 Harwich MA.
Children of JOHN BELL and (unknown):
1. Mary born abt 1640-1654; died after 1684 Yarmouth MA; married
about 1660 Samuel Nickerson born about 1638; died before 17 Aug 1719;
son of William Nickerson and Ann Busby.
2. ELIZABETH born about 1659 Sandwich MA; died after 1713;
married (1) Joseph Berry born 12 May 1659; died Sep 1681; son of
Richard Berry and Alice (unknown); married before 1682 (2) SAMUEL BERRY
born 11 July 1654 Yarmouth MA; died 21 Feb 1703/4 Harwich MA; son of
Richard Berry and Alice (unknown). Records of the Probate Court
for John Bell indicate his son-in-law, Samuel Berry of Harwich, was
granted letters of administration on October 3, 1700 and that John had
died "some years since".
History of the Herring River; report by Garrett M. Tunison; 1997
In the area just south of Great Western Road, on the east side of the
river, was a tract of land purchased by John Bell on December 16, 1668.
There was a controversy regarding the limits of this land, which
erupted during 1721. The owner of the property west of Wing’s line and
Samuel and John Berry of Harwich, both claimed ownership of the land.
The boundary dispute over this tract of land, later named Bell’s Neck,
was settled by John Paine of Eastham, Peter Thatcher, and Shubael
Gorham of Yarmouth. John Bell was originally from Sandwich and may have
been influenced to move here by John Wing and John Dillingham who lived
in Sauquatuckett, an area southeast of Bell’s Neck, but also originated
from Sandwich. Not much is known about the life or death of John Bell,
although he resided for numerous years within the limits of the old
town in a secluded place, except that the records of the Probate Court
indicate his son-in-law, Samuel Berry of Harwich was granted letters of
administration on October 3, 1700 and that John had died "some years