Eva Louisa Bean

Brief Life History of Eva Louisa

When Eva Louisa Bean was born on 29 March 1833, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Henry Bean, was 31 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Awalt, was 33. She married Soloman Perry Martin on 30 November 1852, in Johnson, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Spadra Township, Johnson, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Spadra, Johnson, Arkansas, United States in 1870. She died on 24 May 1904, in Johnson, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Johnson, Arkansas, United States.

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Soloman Perry Martin
Eva Louisa Bean
Marriage: 30 November 1852
John Thomas Martin
Elizabeth Georgiana Martin
Matilda Ethel Martin
William B Martin
Mary Ellen Martin

Sources (11)

  • Louisa Martin in household of S J Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eva Louisa Bean Martin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Solomon P Martin, "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934"

World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a pleasant person, from Middle English bēne ‘friendly, amiable’.

English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of beans, from Middle English bene ‘bean’ (Old English bēan ‘beans’, a collective singular). The broad bean, Vicia faba, was a staple food in Europe in the Middle Ages. The green bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, came from South America and was not introduced to Europe until the late 16th century. The word bene was commonly used to denote something of little worth, and occasionally it may have been applied as a nickname for someone considered insignificant.

English: possibly a habitational or topographic name. Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorkshire Surnames, cites Adam del Bene of Harrogate (1351) as evidence to suggest that in the Harrogate area, where the Yorkshire name later proliferated, it may have been derived from a place where beans grew.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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!NAME: Eva Louisa "Louisa" Bean !NAME: Eva Louisa Bean - (AFN: HS6X-20) and (AFN: 1LJQ-3G), same people. Source L.D.S., Ancestral File. --------- !CENSUS: 1850 Johnson County, Arkansas census …

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