|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1808|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1869|
From the Nashua, Iowa Library :
"I do not know the year he moved to Nashua from St. Lawrence County, New York, but it was very probably right after the birth of his son Holton who was born in St. Lawrence County in 1849. He did not move directly to Nashua, but lived several years in Lansing, Michigan where two children were born.
They were in Nashua when the Civil War broke out and he was determined to enlist with four of his sons: Henry, Levi, George, and Holton. He also wanted to enlist but the Board would not take him on account of his age. His wife told him if he did enlist , not to come back to her. He did anyway, by going to another county; cut off his beard, dyed his hair with walnut stain, and made it. He was discharged a year later with an injury to his hips in battle. He returned to Nashua and built a home on some land he owned 2 miles north of town, and lived there for the rest of his life. (see picture) He owned and operated a saw mill before the war, but with his injured hips he could no longer do the work.
Before coming to Iowa he was a [I suspect he was a "sawyer" and [someone misread the writing on the census record--C] lawyer in Vermont and New York State.
He served in Company C, in the 6th Iowa Cavalry. "
Iowa Cemetery Records Record
Name: Richard L. Bean
Death Date: 16 Jan 1869
Page #: 8
Birth Date: 1808
Cemetery: Oak Hill
Comment: wif: Sarah
Level Info: Gravestone Records of Chickasaw County, Ia.
Ancestry.com. Iowa Cemetery Records. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original Data: Works Project Administration. Graves Registration Project. Washington, D.C.: n.p.
Sarah Cook Bean (1812 - 1895)*
Henry Bean (1831 - 1915)*
Richard Rufus Bean (1838 - 1928)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Lot 23, Bk. 10
Created by: Carol Yates Wilkerson
Record added: Feb 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48496532