I just started researching this line for a relative of a relative. I know the Bean family were "founding fathers" in that area, but I cannot find how Mordecai ties in. In fact, I have not found real proof that he is even the father of Abishalom, nor where everyone has gotten his birth and death dates. Is there a grave marker?perchance a probated will? I am not from Tennessee and am doing this as a personal favor. I want to find all I can before I take a trip there to document. I take Ancestry trees with a grain of salt until I find sources. Your help will be greatly appreciated.