Thanks for the quick response.All I have is some information that may just be family tradition...what the Kinder clan in Cape Girardeau County communicated to my mother and her siblings many years ago...we really haven't had a lot of contact with anyone there in, well, decades.
Anyway, According to our information, Columbus Washington Bean (or Bain, as his daughter spelled it on one document I have a copy of), was born in North Carolina on April 21, 1839, served in the CSA army in 1862, married Mary Smith on January 14, 1869 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO, and died there January 21, 1885.Last night I found a cemetery record online that he is buried in a small family plot near Gordonville and Whitewater.
On the IGI index at the FHC online I've found a record of the marriage, but that's all.None of the three Ancestral Files seem to match up, and none of the other IGI files refer to him either.
Using the genforums, I've tried matching Kinder with Bean, Bean with Kinder, Smith with Bean,and so on, and have gotten no connections.
Selvia Victoria Bean (b. 10-22-1874) married Albert Jackson Kinder on 2-8-1891 at Whitewater.We have been unable to find any records concerning them, or any of their numerous children, expect those things (like a birth certificate declaration from April 27, 1938, where Selvia listed for the Missouri State Board of Health the dates of her birth, her children, and suchlike.
Does this help?
Oh, here's some names from the Bean Creek Cemetery that may make a connection:
Rachel Bean b. 12-21-1829 Jane C. Bean b. 2-15-1829 Robert Bean b. 3-6-1805 Thomas J. Bean b. 1846 CW Bean, with the correct death date and "Aged 45 yr's 9 mo's", which works out to the correct birthdate as well.
Robert, Thomas and CW have spouses with them (CW's is Mary, and her dates match up as well), and there are two wives for an L.M. Bean, as well as a son named L. Martin.
There are also a number of members from the Gibbs family, with the oldest (identified as father and mother) born in 1827 and 1830, respectively.Her name was Rachel, b. 7-4-1830, with no maiden name given.
That's really all I've got. Does that match anything you've heard?