Thank You Sid!You have probably saved us a trip to Rutherford County.But, just to play The Devil's Advocate, are "we" fairly certain this is the same George Bean? (I appreciate your very carefully worded reply). There is the 1812 Greene County tax listing to confuse things.On the other hand, your citation is for a SALE of land FROM George - this would "allow" him to follow his brothers down to Franklin County, wouldn't it?This scenerio says he lost everything, had to run out to "virgin" Indian Territory, stake a claim, and then sell off in 1807.
Yes, Prudy alone is seen in the 1820 Franklin County census, but what about the son supposedly born in 1822?
In any case, for the public record, we are seriously "proposing" our Ruth Bean as a previously unknown daughter of George - by his first wife.The coincidence of 1801 Grainger County to 1810 Rutherford County is just too much to overlook. Coming full circle, our William/Ruth data reinforces George in Rutherford County???