Jane E Bean

about 1840–
Franklin, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jane E

When Jane E Bean was born about 1840, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Henry Bean, was 37 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Awalt, was 41. She married Abraham "Abe" Woodward on 14 October 1857, in Johnson, Arkansas, United States.

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Abraham "Abe" Woodward
Jane E Bean
Marriage: 14 October 1857

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    Abraham "Abe" Woodward



14 October 1857
Johnson, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 6

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of beans, from Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular). Occasionally it may have been applied as a nickname for a someone considered of little importance.2 English: nickname for a pleasant person, from Middle English bēne ‘friendly’, ‘amiable’ (of unknown origin; there is apparently no connection with Bain or Bon ).3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Beathán, a diminutive of beatha ‘life’.

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

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!NAME: Jane E. Bean !NAME: Jane E. Bean - (AFN: HS6X-6N) - Source L.D.S., Ancestral File. !CENSUS: 1850 Johnson County, Arkansas census. Spadra Township. Stamped Page Number, 166-A. December 2, …

Sources (3)

  • Jane E Been in household of John Been, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Bean, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Jane Bean in entry for Abaham Woodward, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"

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