My Grandmother was born to a man named Harry Francis Conrad Bean (she was born April 18, 1921 in Weymouth Massachusetts just outside of Boston.). He came from Saco or Biddeford, Maine and was a farmer (Maine was, until 1820, a province of Massachusetts). Since this name was also given to my Great-Uncle, the first son of Harry Sr.'s marraige, I am certain that both the names, Harry and Francis, were given in honor family members from the Bean branch. I have been completely unsuccessful in tracing the Bean family though and wonder if there is a link between the branch you are posting about and my own Bean branch. My Grandmother relates that her father was born to "Big" John Bean and Minnesequin and had a brother named Albert Bean.