Isabelle Maxwell Bowman Allen Bean

Female15 November 1822–26 February 1910

Brief Life History of Isabelle Maxwell Bowman Allen

When Isabelle Maxwell Bowman Allen Bean was born on 15 November 1822, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Justus Bean, was 32 and her mother, Sally Rummery, was 25. She married Sylvanus Mason on 15 December 1849. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870. She died on 26 February 1910, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Sylvanus Mason
Isabelle Maxwell Bowman Allen Bean
Marriage: 15 December 1849
Edward Scribner Mason
Justus Bean Mason
Seth Luville Mason

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  • Isabelle A Mason in household of Sylvanus Mason, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Isabella A B Mason in household of Sylvanus Mason, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Isabelle Maxwell Bowman Allen Bean - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Isabelle Maxwell Bowman Allen Bean

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  • Marriage
    15 December 1849
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

    Age 10

    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.


    Age 24

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

    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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