Minerva Bell was born on May 5, 1803. According to the June 1865 issue of the Firelands Pioneer, she was a daughter of pioneer settler in Perkins Township, Eleizer Bell. Also in this issue of the Firelands Pioneer, is an interesting story about how Minerva once out-shouted a panther. Minerva Bell and William Beebe were married on September 27, 1818, in Huron County, Ohio. They had a large family of several children. After the death of William Beebe in 1836, Mrs. Minerva Bell Beebe married William Dell Lindsley. Minerva and William D. Lindsley had two children: Alice Lindsley later Mrs. Wheeler, and Solon Lindsley. Minerva Bell Beebe Lindsley died on April 10, 1888. She was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.