We have been tracking Jesse's brother George - yes, proven sons of William Bean II at Danville, Pittsylvania County VA, but don't know about the Beans Creeks you mention:
"According to Mrs. Grady's book, WILLIAM BEAN, Pioneer of Tennessee, revised edition, the Rutherford Co court records show "Jan. 6, 1807 - Deed George Bean to John Ford, 150 acres, acknowledged in court." I think that this is probably the basis for believing George was in Rutherford Co during that period of time. The basis for believing George died shortly before 1820 is that his wife, Prudy, was listed in the 1820 Franklin Co Census: one male under 10, one male 16-26, one female under 10, one female over 45". ("William Bean, Pioneer of Tennessee" by Jamie Ault Grady, Knoxville TN 1973, copy available at the DAR Library)
Since there is a George Bean on the 1812 Greene County Tax List, which is next door to Grainger County, there is a minor doubt as to which George was over in Rutherford County.Common sense says it was George The Jeweler in that he would sell off in 1807 to catch up with his three brothers who had gone South to the Alabama border.Jesse was renown to have established his forge in Franklin County as early as 1800 and William Jr., Jesse and John are documented in the Meigs Correspondence; they provided gunsmith work to the exploration party in the area from 1807 to 1815.(re: George's sell off in 1807) There is a commonly used DAR citation from pg. 68 of Mrs. Grady's book:
"A historical marker 12 miles west of Winchester, Franklin Co., TN, on highway 64, reads: 'JESSE BEAN: first permanent settler in what later became Franklin County, Tennessee. He established a large forge and gunsmith shop in a cave on Carney Hollow Branch, about 3 miles north, shortly after 1800. A gunsmith of great ability, his 45 inch long rifles became famous throughout the Pioneer Country.' "
The Bean Board on GenForum separately reports that the whole of the Bean family were gunsmiths, at least twelve Beans over four generations, and we need to remind ourselves that George advertised as a jeweler and gunsmith back in the Knoxville newspapers. ...... etc.etc.etc.