Jenny: I also have been looking for the parents of a Mary Ann Bean married to John H. McAbee. The Mary Ann Bean I am searching for was born abt. 1833 d. 1901 in Tennessee, probably Davidson Cty. She and John H. were my gggrandparents. I did find info on John H. on the Ancestry.com web site, but so far nothing on Mary Ann. According to my family resouces she was allegedly a decendant of William Bean of the Wataga settlement in East TN. How are you related?