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Albion Bean
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1837
Brownfield
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1927
California, USA

ALBION BEAN. - The identification of the Bean family in Butte County, California, dates back to 1858, when Albion Bean located in Bangor Precinct. To have lived for about sixty years in one precinct is indeed a remarkable record, especially for an American. Except for five or six nights spent in Virginia City, Nev., Mr. Bean has not been outside of the State of California, to stay all night, since his arrival in San Francisco, April 7, 1858. Albion Bean was born in Oxford County, Maine, on October 27, 1837. His father, Henry Bean, was a native of Maine, where he ran a sawmill. His mother, in maidenhood was Martha Marston, a native of Maine, where she lived and died. The Bean family are of English decent. There were nine children born to Henry and Martha Bean, and the subject of this sketch, Albion Bean, was the second child. In 1858, Albion Bean left his home in Maine and responded to the insistent call of the Golden West, coming to California by way of Panama. From New York, the voyage was made on the Star of the West to Panama, and on the Pacific side to San Francisco; he finished his journey with the Golden Age. He preempted one hundred sixty acres near Bangor and later homesteaded one hundred sixty acres. For some years he followed placer gold mining, in Yuba County, herded cattle and kept a store. Before the advent of the railways he was engaged in teaming from Marysville to La Porte, for which he used oxen. Albion Bean was an expert in the management of ox teams and claims the distinction of breaking in five yoke of green oxen so that these slow and sturdy beasts drew logs to the Lumpkin Mill. When Albion Bean married he chose for his life partner Miss Eunice Price, of Butte County and this union was blessed with four children: Chauncey F., who is a cattleman; Albion Henry, who is married and lives near Stockton; Annie, a trained nurse; and Alta. Mr. Bean with his oldest son, Chauncey F., is engaged in stock-raising and keeps about one hundred head during the summer, on the United States Forest Reserve in Plumas County, and in the winter renting ranges near Palmero and other places. Through industry and perseverance he has achieved the measure of success he rightfully enjoys today and is esteemed by the community in which he has lived for so many years.

Source: A History of Butte County, Charles C Mansfield, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA, 1918, pg 962-963. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Bean (1801 - 1861)
  Martha Marston Bean (1815 - 1874)
 
 Children:
  Chauncey Francis Bean (1877 - 1952)*
  Annie P Bean Marsh (1880 - 1947)*
  Alta E Bean (1882 - 1960)*
  Albion Henry Bean (1884 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Augustus Bean (1836 - 1897)*
  Albion Bean (1837 - 1927)
  Rufus Bean (1842 - 1926)*
  Osborn Bean (1845 - 1888)*
  Chauncey F. Bean (1846 - 1865)*
  Paris G Bean (1848 - 1924)*
  Martha A. Bean Johnson (1851 - 1941)*
  Almira Jane Bean Colten (1853 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
ALBION BEAN
Oct. 27, 1837
Dec. 20, 1927
 
Burial:
Upham Cemetery
Bangor
Butte County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Brian Winter
Originally Created by: V Flesher
Record added: Feb 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33714221
Albion Bean
Added by: Judy Hiell
 
 
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