Wednesday, January 14, 2015


THE BEAN FAMILY, Ohio County. Leonard Bean, the progenitor, a native of
Maryland, was born about 1787; removed to Ohio County, Ky., in an early day, and was during many years an eminent Methodist class leader, and died near Sulphur Springs in 1841. He married Sarah Boswell, of Maryland, who died in 1868, at the age of seventy-two years. To them were born William R., Polley (Crawford), Rev. Gabriel J., Eveline (Barnes) and Noble. Noble Bean was born in the house where he now resides, in Ohio County, Ky., May 7, 1830. He obtained such an education as the common schools of the country afforded during his youth. He was married December 23, 1852, to Chloe A. E., daughter of Bartemus and Sarah (Robey) Acton, of Ohio County, she was born April 3, 1833, and to them were born Henry F., William" T., Sarah E. (Thomas), Caleb W., Jane E. (Cole), Martha T., Gabriel B., Bedford K., Tilden C. and Dresden P. Mr. Bean is a successful farmer, owning 425 acres of fair land in a good state of cultivation. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity; in religion is a Methodist and in politics is a Democrat. Rev. Gabriel J. Bean was born in 1823, and has been for a full quarter of a century a Methodist local minister. He married Rlary J., daughter of Bartemus and Chloe (Robey) Acton, of Ohio County, born December 24, 1827. Their children are Josephine A. (Duke), Thomas H., Martha J. (Ross), Henry B., Leonard B., John E., Christina and William N. M. Thomas Henson Bean was born November 2, 1847, in Ohio County, Ky., where he has always resided. In youth he obtained a good business education. He was first married November 14, 1869, to Julia A., daughter of William and Julia A. (Neely) Duke, of Ohio County, born February 5, 1850, and died January 1, 1874. Their union was blessed with one child — William Jackson. Mr. Bean was next married May 5, 1875, to Amanda Z. Duke, sister to his first wife, born May 5, 1857, and to them have been born Henry P. (deceased), and Ira D. Mr, Bean is a farmer, owning 162 acres of good land in a high state of cultivation. In religion he is a Methodist, and in politics he is a Prohibitionist. Henry B. Bean was born July 20, 1852, in Ohio County, Ky., where he still resides. He obtained a fair English education in youth. He was married January 12, 1882, to Mary J., daughter of Fields and Amanda (Boswell) Harris, of Ohio County, Ky. She was born November 26, 1858. Mr. Bean is a neat and successful farmer, having 111 acres of good land in fine condition. He is an active Methodist and in politics a stanch Prohibitionist.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

HENRY WILLIAM BEAN, Ohio County, was born near Sulphur Springs, Ohio County, October 6, 1846, and received his education in the same locality. He is the son of Henry and Martha (Birkhead) Bean, the former a native of Ohio County, born in 1820; the latter a native of Daviess County, born 1827. The father died about 1860; his family consisted of four children: Sarah Catherine, wife of Marion Madox: Lucy Jane, wife of William Leishbrooks; Irene, unmarried and Henry William, our subject. The last named was a very young man when his parents died. At the age of twenty years he commenced farming for himself, and in 1867 married Miss Laura Tichenor, the daughter of Peter and Maria (Shoemaker) Tichenor, of Daviess County. She is a native of that county, born November 28, 1850. Mr. and Mrs. Bean are the parents of seven children: William Thomas, Cora Etta, Irene, Marion Francis, Monroe, Leonard and Ollie. Mr. Bean is known as an upright, industrious farmer, and the farm on which he now resides is located in Ellis Precinct; Ohio County. Mr. Bean's grand-father, Leonard Bean, settled in Ohio County, from Maryland, at an early day. Mrs. Bean's ancestry were from Virginia. She is the youngest of three children. Her parents reside in Daviess County, Ky. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bean are faithful members of the Baptist Church, membership at Macedonia.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

HENRY F. BEAN, M. D., was born in Ohio County, Ky., November 10, 1853, and is a son of Noble and Chloe A. E. (Acton) Bean, natives of Ohio County, and of Welsh and English descent, respectively. Noble Bean was educated and married in his native county of Ohio. He has always resided on the old homestead farm, near Sulphur Springs, Ohio County, which he now owns, having bought out the other heirs after his mother's death. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Chprch South; he is also a member of the Masonic fraternity, and an earnest advocate of temperance. Dr. Henry F. Bean received a good common school and academic education in youth. At the age of twenty he commenced the study of medicine, under the preceptorship of Dr. George P. Mitchell, of Sulphur Springs, Ky., now of Beaver Dam, and graduated with high honors from the medical department of the University of Louisville, with the class of 1875-76. He immediately commenced the practice of his profession at Sulphur Springs, Ky., where he remained until January, 1883, when he removed to Point Pleasant, Ohio Co., Ky., where he now resides, and is practicing his profession with abundant success, having secured a large and lucrative practice. He was married November 1, 1877, to Mary E. Tabor, also a native of Ohio County. One son gladdens their home — McPendleton. The Doctor and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; he is also an active advocate of the temperance cause and in politics is a Democrat.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

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