Laurie-this may be a complete misconnection; however, I am sending it.My great grandmother was Nancy Jane Bean (m. J.M. Sanders) and she wasborn June 30, 1830 - we are unsure of exactly where - it has been given as Alabama, Georgia or Miss.
Her daughter (My grandmother) was named Rachel Carrie Sanders and at the time of her marriage to my grandfather was living in Tishomingo, Mississippi.I have a picture of Rachel Carrie (who was supposed to be part Amer. Indian and she has dark hair and extremely Blue Eyes.)I cannot tell about the eyes on Nancy Jane Bean's picture - only can tell is that she appears short and stout - she was probably in her 60's at least in the picture.
There are other connections in Marietta GA- that is where I got the Cherokee Indian info.
This may or may not help.All I ever heard was that Nancy Jane Bean was the daughter or a Will Bean that had possibly migrated to Ala or Tenn via KY.Who knows?