James Bean

about 1731–
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of James

When James Bean was born about 1731, in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, James Bean, was 23 and his mother, Ruth Abigail Sanborn, was 22.

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James Bean
1731–
Mary Gordon
1735–

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1708–1785Male

    Ruth Abigail Sanborn

    Female1709–1734Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (3)

1776

Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 45

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 45

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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