General Francis Marion Bean

May 1858–1915 (Age 56)
Gallatin, Illinois, United States

The Life of General Francis Marion

When General Francis Marion Bean was born in May 1858, in Gallatin, Illinois, United States, his father, William Bean Sr, was 64 and his mother, Hester Brown, was 41. He married Christiana Ellison on 26 April 1878, in Gallatin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in North Fork Township, Gallatin, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died in 1915, in Cottonwood, Asbury Township, Gallatin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Cottonwood, Asbury Township, Gallatin, Illinois, United States.

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General Francis Marion Bean
Christiana Ellison
Marriage: 26 April 1878
Anna Bean
Oma Bean
Maggie C Bean
Hester H Bean
Hester Bean
James Bean
Roy Bean
Jimmy W Bean

Spouse and Children

26 April 1878
Gallatin, Illinois, United States


    Anna Bean


    Oma Bean


    Maggie C Bean



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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 17

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • General Bean, "United States Census, 1900"
  • G F M Bean in household of William Bean, "United States Census, 1860"
  • G F M Bean in household of Wm Bean, "United States Census, 1870"

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