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Capt William Bean
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1721
Northumberland County
Virginia, USA
Death: May, 1782
Washington County
Tennessee, USA

William and Wife Lydia are suppose to be the first permanent white people in Tenn. at a place called Watauga.

Correction below sent in by flgrl (#46913650)


Their suggestion:
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He was the son of William Bean and Elizabeth Hatton Bean.
William Bean,Jr(CAPTAIN WILLIAM BEAN) was born in St. Stephens Parish, North Cumberland County, Virginia

CAPTAIN WILLIAM BEAN died in Hawkins County, Tennessee

The Bean Family are one of the first recorded families living in the area that eventually became Tennessee.

(Captain)William Bean settled at one time in Danville County, Virginia;moving on to Boone's Creek of the Watauga River because of the abundance of game.

The political history of Tennessee begins with a convention of the settlers on the Watauga River, 1772, which organized the Watauga Association, and appointed a court consisting of five members, which was entrusted with the entire administration of its laws. There were 13 members on the committee; one of the names was WILLIAM BEEN(BEAN)

When the County was organized on February 23, 1778 William Been(Bean) was one of the Magistrate's listed in attendance.

William Bean served in the Revolutionary War from 1776 to 1780 as a Captain in the Watauga Riflemen. They participated in the BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN.

CAPTAIN WILLIAM BEAN Married (1) Lydia Russell

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Bean (1700 - ____)
  Margaret Hatton Bean
 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Russell Bean (1726 - 1788)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Bean (1747 - 1793)*
  Jesse Bean (1750 - 1800)*
  Elizabeth Bean Dove (1764 - ____)*
  Sarah Bean Bowen (1768 - ____)*
  Russell Bean (1769 - 1829)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Bean (1721 - 1782)
  Elizabeth Bean Russell (1723 - 1800)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Ruth DeJa
Record added: Sep 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58613847
 

My 6th Great Grandfather.
- Sharon Goldman
 Added: Nov. 8, 2015
Note: There was no evidence that William Bean fought at the Battle of King's Mountain. KK White wrote that he did, but serious flaws have developed with her assertions.
- Vonnie L Cantrell
 Added: Sep. 15, 2015
Records at the Grainger Co., TN courthouse indicate that Capt. William Bean, his wife, Lydia and their son, William, Jr. are buried in the Bean Graveyard, about an eighth of a mile from the original fort built by his sons. The graves were never marked. Th...(Read more)
- Beth Walls Walton
 Added: Jul. 19, 2015
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