Thanks again, Sid, we would have to say you have "nailed" George in 1806 Rutherford County.As to the 1822 child:
The "hand me down" data from the Bean Station literature shows Jacob born ca. 1817.Julie Trout on RootsWeb is the only one to cite the 1850 Franklin County census, District 3, page 29, Household 372 to note that Jacob declares himself at age 28 - that is, born in 1822.The wife, Nancy, is shown at age 25, which approximates the standard literature birth for Nancy Jane Bolling born in 1826.She was awfully young to have married in 1840, even for pioneer days!
Was there another Jacob Bean m. to a Nancy?Did Jacob, along with many others of his time, really know how old he was??.Was he intentionaly fudging his age given the teen-aged bride???
And then - by perfect analogy - "your" Edmund is aged 53 in the 1850 Rhea County census.Is there a possibility this is the same Edmund as the 1801 cited in the literature???