Illinois Statewide Marriage Index shows G. W. Bean married Caroline M. Lane on 12 Jun 1861 in Johnson Co IL. She is thought to have been Caroline McClain, daughter of John and Lydia McClain of Weakley Co TN.
George W. Bean was born 24 Jan 1840 in KY, d 11 Apr 1915, and is buried in Freedom Church Cem, Williamson Co IL.
According to the 1900 census, George and Caroline had eight children, five of whom were living in 1900.Names of children found in their household in various censuses are:
1.John Bean, b ca 1862.Found only in 1870 census.
2.Eljiva Bean, b 13 May 1867, d 27 Feb 1940; m Union Co IL 18 Feb 1884 Thomas S. Butts, b 13 Feb 1860, d 21 Jun 1932.Both bur Freedom Church Cem, Williamson Co IL.Family appears in the 1900-10-20 Williamson Co censuses.
3.Sarah Ann Bean, b 7 Apr 1869, d 30 Nov 1945, evidently married at least three times: 1st Thomas Penrod 1884 Union Co IL, 2nd William R. Mofield 1889 Union Co IL, 3rd James Wilder 1900 Carter Co MO. WorldConnect submissions give her place of death as Poplar Bluff MO and burial place as Post Oak Cem, McDougal Co AR. Lived Clay Co AR.
4.George W. Bean, Jr., b Sep 1875, m Union Co IL 31 Jul 1897 Clarissa Penrod.They appear in the 1900 Union Co census.
5.Odos? W. Bean.In 1900 census of Carter Co MO.
6.Charles Bean, b Sep 1884.In 1900 census of Carter Co MO.
[Johnson Co 1880 mortality schedule reportedly shows one Caroline Bean, farmer's wife, age 35, died in Aug 1879. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index shows the marriage of one George W. Bean to "Sabrah (Sales) Harris" 27 Apr 1880.Who are this Caroline and this George?]
1880 CENSUS, JOHNSON CO IL (LDS transcription)
GEORGE BEAN 38 IL -- --
Sarah wife 28 IL TN IL
Ebsiva dau 14 IL IL IL
Ann dau 11 IL IL IL
George 4 IL IL IL
The 1900 census of Carter Co MO lists George and Caroline and shows them as
having been married for 38 years. She's listed as the mother of 8 children, 5 living.
1900 CENSUS, CARTER CO MO
George W. BEAN head, Jan 1842, 58, KY KY KY
Caroline BEAN wife, Oct 1846, 53, TN UNK UNK
Sarah A. MOFIELD dau, Apr 1872, 28, wid, IL KY TN
(Listed as mother of 6 children, "0" living.)
Odos? W. BEAN son, Dec (year and age illegible) IL KY TN
Charles BEAN son, Sep 1884, IL KY TN
Harry PENRODS gson, Feb 1885, 15, IL IL IL
Lulu PENRODS gdau, Jan 1887, 13, IL IL IL
Charles MOFIELD gson, Mar 1889, 11, IL IL IL
Flora MOFIELD gdau, Dec 1892, 7, IL IL IL
Nora MOFIELD gdau, Apr 1894, 6, IL IL IL
1910 CENSUS, UNION CO IL
GEORGE W. BEAN JR. 34 IL KY TN
Clarissa 31 IL IL IL (b Mar 1879, according to 1900 census.)
Essie 12 IL IL IL
Myrtle 9 IL IL IL
Herman 6 IL IL IL
George W. Bean Sr. 70 widower KY TN TN