Capt. Robert Bean

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Robert Bean

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Halifax County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Hawkins County, Southwest Territory, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. William Bean and Lydia Bean (Russell)
Husband of Rhoda Bean
Father of Jesse Bean; Elizabeth Ellis; Amy Lane; Robert Bean; Isaac Bean and 2 others
Brother of John Bean; George Bean; Jesse Bean; Edmund Bean; Russell Bean and 4 others
Half brother of Thomas Bean; Agnes Shaw; Issac P. Bean; Mary Storment; John Wiley Bean and 4 others

Occupation: Military officer
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About Capt. Robert Bean

Robert Bean [2437] was born between 3 May 1750 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and died about 1793 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He married Rhoda Lane, daughter of Dutton Lane and Elizabeth Oakes. Robert and his brother Jesse were the first settlers at Bean's Station. They owned adjoining lands on German Creek in what is now Grainger County, Tennessee.

Knoxville Gazette, 1 June 1793, Vol. 2, No. 16

"Robert Bean of Hawkins County died lately, a distinguished soldier, lover of peace and order, an esteemed citizen."

On October 7, 1780, the foundation that would forever change the world was established. Fewer than one thousand American Heroes, through skill, luck, and the leadership of cunning strategists, defeated Patrick Ferguson, a brilliant star of the British military might. Captain Robert Bean, DAR Ancestor Number A119579, was one of those Heroes.

His participation in the Battle of King's Mountain was documented by KK White and the DAR Genealogical Files. He was credited with killing British Major Thomas Fraser at the Battle of Musgroves Mill on August 18, 1780. Per the DAR Genealogical Files, Bean married Rhoda Lane and they had several children, including:

Rhoda Bean Jesse Bean Obadiah Bean Elizabeth Bean Amy Bean

While the actual burial site for Robert Bean remains unknown, there is a Memorial Stone in his honor in the Cantrell Gilliand Memorial Garden. May this memorial serve as an expression of the gratitude we owe him for risking his life and braving the unknown to help build a new country: our America.

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Capt. Robert Bean's Timeline

1750
May 3, 1750
Halifax County, Province of Virginia
1784
1784
Age 33
Washington County, North Carolina, United States
1787
1787
Age 36
1788
1788
Age 37
United States
1790
1790
Age 39
1793
May 1793
Age 42
Hawkins County, Southwest Territory, United States

Knoxville Gazette, 1 June 1793, Vol. 2, No. 16
"Robert Bean of Hawkins County died lately, a distinguished soldier, lover of peace and order, an esteemed citizen

1793
Age 42
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