I am still working on getting the final proof that what I am about to tell you is true so unless someone see's these messages and has some way to prove it's validity, it's just a very strong possibility.
I believe your Samuel is the son of -
Samuel BEAN b. 1780 Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire-d. 9/15/1854 Morgan, VT-M. 4/3/1800 to Mary MOSHER b. 7/7/1779-d.11/26/1852 ( said to have had at least 7 children, 1820 census shows 5 sons, 2 daughters )
That this Samuel is the son of -
John BEAN (Col.) b. 8/8/1751 Canterbury, Merrimack, NH-d. 5/7/1814 Wheelock, Caledonia Co., VT-M. 1773 Canterbury, Merrimack, NH to Hannah AMES b. 1754 Canterbury, Merrimack, NH-d. 12/19/1817 - Both buried on family farm at Wheelock, VT
Unfortunately, in this scenario, that is where the lineage comes to a dead end.The parentage of the Col. is unknown due to records having been lost or destroyed.
It is widely accepted that he was a descendant of John Bean of Exeter but this can not at present be conclusively determined.
Here's the trouble with Samuel.The 1850 Census shows three Samuels.
Two born abt. 1803 and another born abt. 1801. All 3 born in Vermont.
The eldest of the three can be traced directly to John Bean of Exeter's son James so that rules him out.
One of the one's born about 1803 lived with his family in NY at the time so it could plausibly rule him out but not conclusively.
That leaves Lecty / Electa's husband. While it's possible that the Samuel descended from the Col. is not Lecty's husband but the Samuel who moved to NY, it's unlikely.
What is very unusual in this scenario is that of these three, none of their children have names that can be directly associated with the Col.'s family.You can often link generations by their interlocking usage of names they give their children but that isn't the case here.
But, and this is a big one, the Samuel connected to the Col. had a brother named Horace. Horace gave one of his daughters the name Electa and another one of his daughters gave her daughter the name Electa as her middle name.
For my money that pretty much clinches it but it can't be proven conclusively without some kind of documentation and so far I haven't found any.
The good news, Samuel is most likely the grandson of the Col., the bad new is nobody knows who the Col. comes from.
I am a gr. gr. grandson of one of the Col.'s grandsons, David Ames Bean. David married a woman who was descended from a son of John Bean of Exeter named Daniel. So, I'm really anxious to find out if the split happened between Daniel and one of his brothers descendants or between one of Daniel's descendants and how many generations and how much time passed before the line was rejoined. If it was through one of Daniel's brothers that the Col. came from then it means that 180 years passed and my gr. gr. grandparents that were not only lovers but cousins, met and married. Very interesting for me.
Hope this is of some help to you.Your alerting me to the usage of "Lecty" helped me find some information that I didn't have so thanks for posting your question.
I have as their children, Denison, John, Mary and Amy.If their are any additions or corrections I hope you'll let me know.