Adam Weir was a well-known tavern keeper in Sheakleyville in the 1830's and 1840's. He was b. bef. 1800 (prob. 1795-1799) and married first Mary Ann Bean, b. abt. 1803, and daughter of James H. Bean, b. abt 1772.
Adam and Mary Ann Bean had three children: Elizabeth Evaline (b. 1823, married George Washington Moyer, d. 1909), Nancy Maria (Mariah), b. 29 Apr. 1826, married Dyer J. Brown abt. 1844, d. in Sharon 10 Jun 1921, buried in Cochranton) and James Weir, b. abt. 1828, middle initial either "I" or "B", moved to Cambridge, IL.
Mary Ann died at age 27 on 17 Oct 1830. She is mentioned as deceased in the 1844 will of her father James H. Bean (written Oct 1 1844, probated Nov 12 1844) together with her three children named above.
Mary 'Polly' Loutzenhiser was b. 1804 to John Jacob Loutzenhiser and Anna Maria Klingensmith (b. 1773, a dau. of Daniel Klingensmith). Mary married first William D. Bean, a cousin of the aforementioned Mary Ann Bean, and they apparently produced at least one child, a daughter Emeline, and possibly the son James Bean mentioned by Mr. Urwin, althoiugh I haven't found any evidence of him. William D. Bean apparently went "out west" and did not return, and Polly L. apparently divorced him in October 1831.
William D. was almost certainly NOT born in NC, and not in 1777 either. Prior to Mercer and other parts of the Shenango Valley, most of the Bean family appeared in Westmoreland Co., and prior to that other parts of PA. There are many different US Bean families and while there may have been a William Bean b. 1777 in NC, it is almost for certain not the fellow who married Mary L.
Anyway, after their spousal death and divorce, Adam Weir and Mary Loutzenhiser Bean then married, and the resultant combination family of siblings, half siblings, step siblings and some second cousins (with the common Bean ancestry of the step children) would put the Brady Bunch to shame. In addition to Emeline of Mary L., Evaline, Nancy and James of Adam and Mary B., Adam and Mary L. produced three more children: Jacob L., b. 14 Jan 1833, m. Mary Wightman Mar 1856, d. Greenville 11 Aug 1887; Henry Marvin, b. abt. 1837, moved to Cambridge, IL d. after 11 Aug. 1887; and Mary Jane Weir b. abt. 1835, apparently d. before Aug. 1887.
Although in 1840 children were not named in the census, the entry for the Adam Weir family in Sandy Creek Twp. matches up with the foregoing.
Mary L. then died abt 1844 and Adam Weir died in late 1844 to early 1845.
SOURCES: Various federal census lists; 1845 guardianship petition of David Loutzenhiser for the minor children of his deceased sister Mary; abstract of will of James H. Bean at Mercer Co. Historical Society; copy of the original (not transcribed) Geenville Argus obituary of Jacob L. Weir; death certificate of Nancy M. Weir Brown; inventory of Adam Weir estate; Mercer Co. Cemetery Inscriptions Vol. 10, p. 9; early baptism records of German Lutheran Church; the 1905 Bean Family history book, available at the Mercer Historical Society (for corroboration only). Much help given in assembling above parts and pieces by many Mercer Co. citizens with an interest in genealogy.
STILL LOOKING FOR: Parents of Adam Weir (Samuel or Robert Weir who appear in the 1800/01 tax rolls are leading suspects); Adam's relationship, if any, to George Washington Weir; name of wife of James H. Bean; parents of James H. Bean (said to be Hugh Bean and Mary Marshall, seeking evidentiary matter) and siblings of Adam Weir, Mary Ann Bean, and James H. Bean.