There have been several of us trying to track down the last years of George Bean - Amanda's father.He and brother Jesse were "infamous" gunsmith's - Jesse has an historic marker west of Winchester (he went on to Arkansas).They are both known sons of Capt. William of Bean Station.I suspect that George is my wife's gr gr gr grand father.
BUT we were all stuck with George, known Rev. War soldier, in Fentress County.Bet you "dollars to doughnuts" that he then is the "first settler" of Marion County, Alabama.Could you check for George's name in the Bean-Raulston Cemetery???Perhaps his (last) son Jacob M. Bean (b. 1822)is there?