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Nathan Asland Clay Bean
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1846
Mount Williams
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1888
Little River
Rice County
Kansas, USA

Son of Gulielma Fawcett and James Bean,married Rachael Ann Frye Dec.16,1869 in Taylor Furnace,Winchester county,Va.

Nathan A. C. Bean, deceased, was a resident of Rockville township, Rice county, and enjoyed the high esteem and unqualified regard of all with whom he came in contact. He was numbered among the pioneer settlers of the community, and in the neighborhood where he lived for so many years his loss was deeply mourned, for all knew him to be a man of upright principles and honorable life. He was born in Frederick county, Virginia, in 1846, and represented a good family of that state. His father, James Bean, was also a native of the Old Dominion and there married Gule Elma Fawsett, died in the Old dominion. They had seven children: Joseph, who was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War and now resides in Virginia; Mrs. Mary Richards, of Winchester, that state: Nathan A. C.; Mrs. Anna Cooper, also of Virginia: Mrs. Sarah Ramey, who is living in Nebraska; Mrs. Aurelia Williams, who resides upon the old homestead farm in Virginia; and Mrs. Gussie Larrick, who is living in Frederick unty, that state. The father was a farmer and planter, and at the time of the Civil war he espoused the cause of the Union, believing firmly in the supremacy of the national government in Washington as represented by the administration in Power.

Nathan A. C. Bean, who name introduces this review, was reared upon the old homestead in Virginia and acquired his education in the schools of the neighborhood. In Frederick county, that state, he was united in marriage, in 1869, to Miss Rachel Fry, a lady of culture and intelligence, who was reared and education in the Old Dominion and proved to her husband a most faithful and devoted helpmate and companion on the journey of life. Her parents were Eli J. and Lea (Findlay) Fry, natives of Virginia, and in their family were eleven children, namely: Fannie, Mrs. Bean, Archibald, Katie, Ida, William and Edith, all of whom are yet living, and Mrs. Eliza Cooper, Robert, George and Briscoe, who have passed away. The father was a blacksmith by trade, following that pursuit in order to provide for his family. He died in 1901, at the age of eighty years, respected by all who knew him. His widow, however, is still living on the old home farm in Virginia, at the age of seventy-four years, and is a devoted member of the Lutheran church.

Mr. and Mrs. Bean began their domestic life in the state of their nativity, but hoping to better their financial condition emigrated westward in 1871, securing a homestead claim in Rockville township, Rice county, Kansas. With characteristic energy he began the development of his farm and carried on agricultural pursuits until his life's labors were ended in death. The tract comprised one hundred and sixty acres, which he transformed into richly cultivated fields and improved with good buildings and an orchard. Here he and his wife reared their family, numbering eleven children. Mrs. Mattie Christmore is now living in Labette county, Kansas. Mrs. Mamie Birch resides in McPherson county, Kansas. Edgar, who was a well-known resident of Windom for a number of years, moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he had the misfortune to lose his wife, and then returned to Windom, where he now resides. James, who was successfully engaged in teaching, became a student in Saline College where he graduated in the business course and is now employed as bookkeeper for a large milling firm in Gypsum, Kansas. Bonnie and Lottie were also students in the same school, where they received a normal course. Ethel, Branson, Ruth, Asa and Luther are all yet at home. They also lost one child, Elma, a twin sister of Edgar. The two eldest daughters, Mrs. Christmore and Mrs. Birch, have been popular and successful teachers of the county.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Bean became members of the Methodist Episcopal church and did all in the power to promote its growth and upbuilding. During the Civil war he was an advocate of the Union cause and gave his political support to the Republican party up to the time of his death, which occurred April 14, 1888, when he was forty-two years of age. He was a man of upright principles and sterling worth, who ever commanded the respect and confidence of those with whom he was associated.

Provided by Young Historical Library, 201 Main Street, P.O. Box 126, Little River, Kansas 67457
By Cathy


 
 
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 Parents:
  James Bean (1810 - 1875)
  Gulielma Fawcett Bean (1814 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachael Ann Frye Bean (1850 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  Leah Elma Bean (1874 - 1874)*
  Joseph Edgar Bean (1874 - 1936)*
  Branson Bliss Bean (1881 - 1947)*
  Asa Randolph Bean (1884 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph F Bean (1841 - 1929)*
  Mary Louise Bean Richard (1842 - 1925)*
  Nathan Asland Clay Bean (1846 - 1888)
  Anna Eliza Bean Cooper (1848 - 1924)*
  Sarah Branson Bean Ramey (1850 - 1922)*
  Aurelia Frances Bean Williams (1853 - 1937)*
  Augusta V. Bean Larrick (1854 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bean Cemetery
Little River
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Lot 1A-79, Plot 1
 
Created by: Janice
Record added: Nov 21, 2007
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Nathan Asland Clay Bean
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