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George Washington Bean

Birthplace: Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States
Death: December 09, 1897 (66)
Richfield, Sevier County, UT, United States
Place of Burial: Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Addison Bean and Elizabeth Bean
Husband of Elizabeth Bean; Mary Jane Bean and Emily Bean
Father of Elizabeth Agnes Bean; Victor Emanuel Bean; Marquis Lafayette Bean; Flora Diana Bean; George Teancum Bean and 8 others
Brother of William Bean; Nancy Decker; Sarah Ann Casper; James Addison Bean; Mary Elizabeth Haws and 1 other

Occupation: Indian interpreter,Judge
Managed by: Francis Gene Dellinger
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About George Washington Bean


Biographical Summary:

"...Among the notable and great men who explored and colonized the Great Basin, the imposing figure of George W. Bean stands as a sometimes forgotten pioneer. Although he served with well-known army explorers— Stansbury, Steptoe, Simpson, and Wheeler—no true historical study has been made of this large, restless, one-armed traveler. Most of the material written by him was done in his later years and at a time when there was little interest in Utah pioneers; nevertheless, he recorded an extremely valuable account of exploration in early Utah. The following material, taken primarily from original writings, shows George W. Bean as a pioneer and explorer..."

SOURCE: Harry C. Dees; George W. Bean, Early Mormon Explorer; BYU Studies Journal: 12:2. Retrieved from:

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George Washington Bean's Timeline

April 1, 1831
Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States
July 12, 1841
Age 10
January 22, 1846
Age 14
August 19, 1854
Age 23
Provo, Utah, Utah
December 26, 1856
Age 25
Provo, Utah, Utah
Age 26
June 13, 1859
Age 28
Provo, Utah, Utah
July 28, 1861
Age 30
Provo, Utah, Utah