Brian, Samuel is not from my direct Bean line, but I gather he may be connected to it.
Nathaniel Elkins of Wheelock (my 4th gr-grandfather) was s/John and Hannah Bean Ekins.And John's bro was Daniel Elkins who m/ Tabitha Bean, Hannah's sister.Both were daughters of Jeremiah and Ruth Johnson Bean, who was s/John Bean of Exeter, NH.
I am trying to identify Samuel Bean of Wheelock as I too believe he was related to John Bean of Wheelock (Canterbury) and related to both Hannah and Tabitha.(Probably a grandnephew.)
If I find any info that might help you, I'll pass it along. Presently on vacation - so it might be a while.