James Addison Bean

Male11 March 1834–20 January 1917

Brief Life History of James Addison

When James Addison Bean was born on 11 March 1834, in Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, James Bean, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Lewis, was 30. He married Harriet Catherine Fausett on 10 February 1853, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1905. His occupation is listed as farmer & rancher in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 20 January 1917, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Addison Bean
Harriet Catherine Fausett
Marriage: 10 February 1853
James William Bean
Harriet Ann Bean
Josephine Bean
Mary Louisa Bean
George Addison Bean
Naomi Bean
Leonidas Hamilton Bean
Marcellus Bean
Howard Fausett Bean
Lawrence Lafayette Bean
Frances Matilda Bean
Goldia Fern Bean

Sources (118)

  • James Bean in household of James Bean, "United States Census, 1850" [Utah, Utah Territory, United States]
  • James A in entry for Lawrence L Bean and Verlie Irene Erskine, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • James A Bean in entry for Naomi Bean Armistead, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1853Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 12

    Iowa is the 29th state.

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 23

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Elizabeth Lewis: Life Sketch

    Written by granddaughter Flora Bean Horne: Elizabeth Lewis Bean was a noble, progressive, intelligent type of woman. It was said of her that her spirituality and understanding were her dominant …

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