Lillie Davis Beane Whisman
Lilly Davis BEANE was the eldest child of Joseph Floyd BEANE [1828-1873] and Martha Elizabeth GOBLE BEANE [1842 - Bef. 1900]. (Joseph was the son of William BEAN and Rachel WISEMAN of Monroe County,[W]VA.)
Lilly was born 27 Mar 1861. She married Daley D. "Doc" WHISMAN [1856-1945] in Carter County, Kentucky in 1880. Lilly's family had moved to Kentucky prior to her birth from West Virginia.Following their marriage, Doc and Lilly moved to Gilmer County, West Virginia.
Doc was a farmer. The couple moved about 4 times in a little over 20 years. Finally settling on Steer Creek in Gilmer County. And during that time they had eleven children.
1] Joseph David WHISMAN [1882-1929]. He was a farmer. Married Mamie [1874-1929] They had three children: Kenneth, Goebel and Joseph. [Kenneth born in West Virginia, the other two in Montana.] This family homesteaded in Montana.
2] Cleveland Thomas "Cleve" WHISMAN [1884-1956] married Hallie [born 1890]. Cleve was a farmer. They had at least one child Daily A. WHISMAN [born 1909]. This family lived in Gilmer County.
3] Unnamed Girl WHISMAN [born 15 Jun 1887 died 16 Jun 1887] living only one day. She is buried in Gilmer County.
4] Lee Thurman WHISMAN [1888-1952] married Bessie [born 1891].He was a farmer and registered for both the draft for both World War's. They had 6 children: Maple WILEY [adopted son]; Reta, Carl Dallas, Hugh, Dara Lee, William R. "Bill" WHISMAN. This family lived in Braxton County, West Virginia.
5]Oscar Dean WHISMAN [1892-1963], married Grace Blanche KEARNS [1902-1940]. Oscar was in Montana in 1917 living with his brother Joseph when he registered for the WWI Draft. Later he returned to West Virginia and married Grace. He was a farmer, and an electrician in a glass factory. This couple had 4 children: Oscar, Edna, Betty and Donald.
6] Lizzie Dora WHISMAN [1894-abt 1909]. No death certificate has been located at this time.
7] Ralph B. WHISMAN [born 1896 - Aftr 1930]. He was a farmer. He married Hallie Virginia GRADY [1912-1937]. Hallie committed suicide by throwing herself down a well.
8] Ellis F. WHISMAN [1898-1958]; married Delma [born 1898]. This couple settled in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, where Ralph was a pit man with a rubber factory.
9] Unnamed WHISMAN [Born bef 1900- Died bef 1900]. This child is listed as a deceased child on the 1900 Census.
10] Flossie Mae WHISMAN [1903-1966]; married George Dewey CLOWSER [1898-1986]. George was a farmer. This family lived in Gilmer County, and had 4 children: Wallace, Eunice, John B., and Kenneth.
11] Harry L. WHISMAN [1905-1974]; married Margaret. This couple were divorced in 1950 in Dade County, Florida. Harry settled in Florida.
Previous lineage records showed Doc and Lilly as having 8 children, but Birth, Death and Census records have revealed the other three.