Russell Bean (c.1760 - 1829)

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Birthplace: Boone Creek, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Washington, Tennessee, United States
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About Russell Bean

William Bean initiated permanent settlement in eastern Tennessee when he arrived from Virginia in 1769 and built a rude cabin on Boone's Creek near its junction with the Watauga River. He was joined soon by others from Virginia to form a tiny community, the nucleus of the Watauga settlements. Bean's son, Russell, the first child born to permanent white settlers in Tennessee, was born in the cabin. The site has been inundated by Boone's Lake but a monument stands on the lake shore above the site.

from: http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/colonials-patriots/sitee17.htm -------------------- RUSSELL6 BEAN (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN (MACBEAN)3, WILLIAM 22, WILLIAM 11) was born May 1769 in Watauga Settlement, later Washington Co., Tennessee, and died September 01, 1826 in Washington, Co., Tennessee. He married (1) CATHERINE M.BEAN.R. UNKNOWN. He married (2) ROSAMOND ROBERTSON October 08, 1789. She was born 1772 in Washington Co., Tennessee, and died 1850 in Washington, Co., Tennessee.

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Russell was the white born west of Appalachia, after the family moved to Tennessee. Story says that he was a mean little cuss growing up. He was married in Nashville and bit one of his own children's ear off - or a piece of it anyway. General Jackson was said to have made Russell mad over something. Russell ran off and hid in a tree. Jackson sent some men to find him and return saying that they could not get him out of the tree. They told Jackson to "go get him yourself". Jackson ordered Russell out of the tree. When asked later about his "surrender" to Jackson, Russell replied that "if you'd seen the mean look on the old man's face, you'd have surrendered too." -------------------- RUSSELL6 BEAN (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN (MACBEAN)3, WILLIAM 22, WILLIAM 11) was born May 1769 in Watauga Settlement, later Washington Co., Tennessee, and died September 01, 1826 in Washington, Co., Tennessee. He married (1) CATHERINE M.BEAN.R. UNKNOWN. He married (2) ROSAMOND ROBERTSON October 08, 1789. She was born 1772 in Washington Co., Tennessee, and died 1850 in Washington, Co., Tennessee.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/u/n/d/Daniel-Pruitt-Underwood/GENE11-0007.html

Russell was the white born west of Appalachia, after the family moved to Tennessee. Story says that he was a mean little cuss growing up. He was married in Nashville and bit one of his own children's ear off - or a piece of it anyway. General Jackson was said to have made Russell mad over something. Russell ran off and hid in a tree. Jackson sent some men to find him and return saying that they could not get him out of the tree. They told Jackson to "go get him yourself". Jackson ordered Russell out of the tree. When asked later about his "surrender" to Jackson, Russell replied that "if you'd seen the mean look on the old man's face, you'd have surrendered too."

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Russell Bean's Timeline

1760
1760
Boone Creek, Tennessee, United States
1789
October 8, 1789
Age 29
Washington Co, Tenn
1790
1790
Age 30
1795
1795
Age 35
1798
1798
Age 38
1799
1799
Age 39
Washington Co., Tennessee
1800
1800
Age 40
Washington Co, Tenn
1802
1802
Age 42
WASHINGTON, TENNESSEE
1804
1804
Age 44
Washington Co, Tenn
1806
1806
Age 46