Hi1 Because my paternal Grandmoyher was a Bean, I have done some research on this family starting with an eary William b Scotland 1730. My onlyGeo. Washing ton Bean comes much later thsn yours. Mine a son of Walter and Martha who were married about 1820. Since you are in Union Co., have you checked on a Matthew Beanwho, by one source, (n0t documented) to have died in Jackson Co. IL ?