I married into the Bean family in December of 2004. I've been told by my husband that they are related to the Judge, though I don't know if anyone knows exactly how. What I know of my husband's family is that his father is Gary Bean, son of Frank Bean and Laura Hamilton and they live in Beaumont, TX. Please let me know if that is of any help, if not, I could try and get more information from the family. Thanks.