Sophia C Bean

Female28 November 1815–21 February 1842

Brief Life History of Sophia C

When Sophia C Bean was born on 28 November 1815, in Jay, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Reuben Bean, was 41 and her mother, Bathsheba Taylor, was 35. She died on 21 February 1842, in her hometown, at the age of 26, and was buried in Jay, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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Reuben Bean
Bathsheba Taylor
Sally Taylor Bean
Samuel Bean
Joshua Bean
Elias Bean
Sophia C Bean
Leonard Orcutt Bean

Sources (2)

  • Sophia Bean, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Sophia C Bean, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Age 5

Maine is the 23rd state.

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 10

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.

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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