Teresa Clingan-Harris (1856-1922)

Mrs Teresa (Clingnan-Harris) Bell

Associated Houses

Beltane Ranch

Glen Ellen

Bell Mansion

San Francisco

She was born in Massachusetts to the Clingan/Clignan family before being adopted by the Harris family. She later became the protege of Mary Ellen Pleasant. After her husband's death she became involved with the swindler Bayard Saville. She claimed that none of her husband's children were in fact hers and left each of them just $5 from her late husband's (Thomas Bell's) $10 million dollar fortune.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 27/02/2019 and last updated on 27/02/2019.