William Bean 1794 is my GG Grandfather. He is the son of Johnathan and Catherine (Katherine)Skeef. In the 1850 Census his birth should be 1794, but watch the trend when you look at following census figures.
1860 is 1792, 1870 is 1802, 1880 is 1782. William died on 9/16/1886 and claims to be 104 years old on the tombstone. The census in 1880 listed him and his wife Hester (Hetta or Hetty)Brown as 15 years older than the 1850 census.
I believe that William was born in 1802 in Tennessee. He started buying land in Gallatin county in 1833, the year after Johnathan is documented as coming to Gallatin County.
I am still working on the Bean-Cox connections and should have a good idea in a month or so.
I have Nancy (1800-1855) as Johnathan's sister making her the daughetr of William Bean 1754. She married Benjamin Cox (1791-1841).
I have another lead I am followin in the Cox-Bean connection from the a member of the Cox family. I'll post more when I get it all.