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ROBERT BEAN born 03 May 1764

Unverified notes on Robert Bean born 3 May 1764 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia - Robert Bean, born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1764 was the son of John Been born About 1735.

Bible record was found in the U.S. Pension Office that prompted research by Jim Beene that establishes that Robert Bean born in Virginia in 1764 was the son of John Been.

He married Martha Womack. He died in Marion or Washington County, Tennessee (Both state and county boundary lines changed, sometimes several times before the current lines were drawn). The other Robert he was confused with, the son of William Bean, was born about 1748-1750 and died in 1793 in Hawkins County (once Grainger Co), Tennessee. Some say he was married to Rhoda Lane (Layne). Others say Rhoda Lane was the first wife of "our" Robert before he married Martha Womack. Most probably Rhoda Lane was the wife of the other Robert Bean, b 1764.

Children's birth dates submitted to the U.S. Pension Office in 1893 by Ester Bean, second wife of Lemuel Bean (1812-1884) Accepted as correct by the National Archives, 1893. Fought at Kings Mountain. Was just sixteen when his first child by Martha Womack she was 23 (cradle robber) was conceived. He kept her either pregnant or nursing for the next 21 or so years, as well as moving around Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, until they finally settled in Sweetem's Cove when she was around 46.

Fought at King's Mountain. Children's birth dates submitted to the U.S. Pension Office in 1893 by
Ester Bean, second wife of Lemuel Bean (1812-1884) Accepted as correct by the National
Archives, 1893.

War of 1812 Service Records
BEAN ROBERT 4 REG'T (BAYLES') EAST TENNESSEE MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE 13 602
BEAN ROBERT 92 REG'T (CHOWNING, JR.'S,) VIRGINIA MIL. PRIVATE PRIVATE 13 602