ID: I933 Name: Capt Russell Bean Sex: M Birth: 1769 in 1st white child born in Tennessee/Washington Co., Tennessee 1 Event: Military 1811 Captain, 1st Regiment/Washington Co., Tennessee 2 Death: AUG 1826 in Washington Co., Tennessee Note: Russell Bean (1769-1826), son of William Bean and Lydia Russell was the first white child born in Tennessee. Russell served as a 1st Lieutenant in the East Tennessee Militia during the War of 1812 along with his sons Russel Jr. and Charles. He took a cargo of arms of his manufacture down to New Orleans where "he remained for 2 years, engaged in foot races, horse racing, cock-fighting and other sports of the times." On returning to Jonesboro, he found his wife (Rosamond Robertson, daughter of Col. Charles Robertson) nursing an infant. Her seducer, it was said, was a merchant named Allen. Russell left the house without a word, got drunk, came back, took the baby out of his cradle, and deliberately cut off both of his ears close up to his head, saying that he 'had marked it so that it would not get mixed up with his children'. He was arrested, tried and convicted of this act of inhuman cruelty, and sentenced, in addition to other punishment, to be branded in the palm of his hand. This was done; whereupon he immediately bit out of his hand the part containing the brand. He was also imprisoned, but soon escaped from jail and was allowed to remain at large for the officers were afraid of him. His wife soon divorced him, but he was determined to kill Allen Allen's brother he assaulted and beat unmercifully, but, up to the time the court met with Andrew Jackson on the bench they had not arrested him. They reported to Jackson that they could not take Bean; that he was out at his cabin on the south side of town, defying arrest and threatening to kill the first man who approached his house. Jackson immediately ordered 'Summon every man in the court house to bring Bean in dead or alive' Thereupon the sheriff responded ' Then I summon your honor first!.' Jackson at once left the bench exclaiming, 'By the Eternal, I'll bring him!' Jackson approached, pistol in hand and when he got within shooting distance, Bean arose, called out, 'I surrender to you , Mr. Devil!' and laid down his arms. Jackson took him to the court room, where he was tried and fined heavily.
Father: Capt William Bean b: 09 DEC 1721 in St Stephen's Parish, Northumberland Co., Virginia Mother: Lydia Russell b: 1726 in Farnham, Rappahannock Co. (Richmond Co.), Virginia
Marriage 1 Rosamond Robertson Married: 08 OCT 1789 in Washington Co., Tennessee Children Baxter Bean b: BET 1790 AND 1800 in Washington Co., Tennessee Charles R Bean b: 1795 in Washington Co., Tennessee James Bean b: ABT 1797 in Tennessee Joseph Bean b: ABT 1800 in Washington Co., Tennessee Robert Bean b: ABT 1802 in Tennessee Camilla Bean b: ABT 1804 in Tennessee Rosa Ann Bean b: ABT 1806 in Washington Co., Tennessee
ID: I02021 Name: James M. BEAN Sex: M Birth: ABT. 1798 in Washington Co., TN Death: ABT. 1845
Father: Russell BEAN b: ABT. 1769 in Washington Co., NC (TN) Mother: Rosamond ROBERTSON b: 1775
Marriage 1 Minerva PAYNE Married: 1821 in Rhea Co., TN Children Louise BEAN William Hamilton BEAN b: ABT. 1833 Easter BEAN Minerva BEAN Martha BEAN James M. BEAN , Jr.
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