This James F. Bean was born in GA according to the 1850 GA census for Jasper County.The listing in the census spells his name "Beene", but it is the same Bean, check his wife's & children's names. This census also adds my GGF Joel A. to the list ofchildren you have. The 1850 GA Census Index lists a James and a John Bean in Jasper County. Is this the same James and who is John? The 1830 GA Census Index lists 2 John Beans in Jasper County.I do find any 1840 Census info in my notes.???Looks like more research with the Census.