I have done an extensive study on the BEAN families of Jackson County, AL and I have collected a wealth of information on them. Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" BEAN married John Wilson GRIDER on November 8, 1885. Mollie was the daughter of Eli Brantsford and Mary Jane (ARNOLD) BEAN. Eli was the son of James Madison and Hollie Virginia "Jane" (SWEARINGEN) BEAN Sr. James and Hollie were my great great grandparents. Eli and Mary Jane BEAN were my great great great uncle and aunt. I don't have any dates of birth or death on John and Mollie GRIDER, nor do I have names and dates of birth and death of any children they had. Apparently John died or they divorced? and Mollie married Stephen PROCTOR on September 1, 1892. Mollie and Stephen had 4 children, I have names and dates on their children. Apparently they divorced or Stephen died, because on February 10, 1890 Mollie married Charlie Edward SANDERS. Charlies life ended in a terrible tradgedy. The story is that one day while Charlie was out working on the farm, Mollie got into an argument with her aunt (either Jane Jacks, or Mary L. Roberts), whichever one was married to John Bender BEAN at the time. John was the brother of Wli and uncle of Molie. Anyway, the two women fought all day long over some geese in the front yard, apparently the geese were making a lot of noise all day. When Charlie and Jaohn came home from working, the ladies told their husbands of the problem and the husbands got into a fight, which resuled in John shooting Charlie. Charlie died from his wounds. Unfortunately Mollie was pregnant with hers and Charlies only child, which was born about a month after the shooting.
Please contact me so we can trade information. Let me know what you want from me. The GRIDERS and BEANS inner-married several different time during the 1800's. Do you know if the GRIDERS came from TN, if so where about's.
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