Bean's of Monroe County, West Virginia
I am researcher for the Bean family descending from William BEAN and Rachel WISEMAN BEAN from Monroe County, WV. This family first entered in the Potts Valley/ Craigs Creek region about 1790.
William became indentured at the age of 12 following the death of his father. His mother being destitute placed him, as well as at least one other brother, with the county poor for indenture.
After he reached his majority, William married Rachel WISEMAN and the couple settled along Back Valley in Monroe County, where William received several land patents and grants from the state of Virginia. Later, they migrated across Peter's Mountain and settled along Potts Creek near Waiteville [the house William built before the Civil War is still standing and is habitable today].
In 1864 William, deputized, was shot in the head by renegade soldiers who had stolen laundry from a washline, as he pursued them.
Rachel had died in 1856.
The couple had thirteen children.
I am searching for other genealogists and researchers who are pursuing this line, and individuals, who would be interested in writing for our monthly newsletter, and sharing their research.
You may contact me, and I will be sure to respond. I will gladly reciprocate with any info I may have on your pursuits.