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William BEAN b. 1721 IRL m. Naomi BATES, son John BEAN b. 1776 SC

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Re: William BEAN b. 1721 IRL m. Naomi BATES, son John BEAN b. 1776 SC

Posted: 12 Oct 2006 9:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bean
I believe your genes jumped the track back at William Bean 1727, who emigrated on the Admiral Hawke to Charleston SC from Ireland. He was born 1727, probably near Croy, Inverness according to a conversation of my father with Bernie Bean while living. Bernie had it in notes he was unable to locate from a conversation with family members (he travelled widely in the US). Certainly there was a William Bean in Croy at that time - his father may also have been William (records I have seen at Inverness). My father believes he left Scotland for Ulster before Culloden Field, but don't know the source of that information. I believe he found evidence of Bean in Ulster, but Irish records were mostly lost in fires.

There were several SC Beans fighting in the War of Independence, indicating that there were several branches of the family in NC and SC at that time. I believe that these get mixed up in records. William 1727 enlisted in the Third Regiment on 10 April 1779 under Capt. Felix Warley and was discharged on 1 July, 1781. His son William served in Pickens' brigade before and after the fall of Charlestown. It seems likely that at least the father was at the Battle of Cowpens as the Third Regiment was there; but there is no more evidence than that. Whether the family participated in the battle at Musgrove Mill no one knows, but it was not too far from their cabin.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Roze Harrell 7 May 2005 2:53AM GMT 
sabia141 12 Oct 2006 3:45PM GMT 
ejv1114 27 Feb 2007 10:03PM GMT 
wbean187 28 Feb 2007 12:39AM GMT 
dbib167 5 Aug 2007 6:45PM GMT 
ValorieCowanZ... 6 Aug 2007 1:58AM GMT 
ejv1114 6 Aug 2007 11:57AM GMT 
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