The following sketches are mostly taken from The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins by Bernie Bean, 1970 and The Proceedings of John Bean (1660) Association at its (4th) Annual Reunion at Portland, ME August 31 1899 & the genealogy compiled within it by Josiah Drummond. The dates are exactly as they appear in Bernie Bean’s The Life & Family book. Unless otherwise specified, I have not seen the record & am unclear what calendar the dates were recorded under, therefore I do not want to assume January was the first month of the year.
John MacBean & Margaret
John Bean was born John MacBean bef 1634 in Strathdearn, Inverness-Shire, Scotland. Bernie Bean states that the authority of this place is Ida Mable Williams King author of 1935 Bean Genealogy, descendants of Samuel (5) of Glover, VT. His age, according to Bernie Bean (via Josiah Drummond) confirms there is an existing affidavit from 1694 in which John states he was “sixty years of age or more”. John MacBean is said to be the son of Donald MacBean, grandson of Aaron MacBean, (likely pronounced McBayne) b. 1570, Inverness Shire, Scotland). They were proud members of the Clan MacBean which had lived in that part of Scotland since the late 1200’s when the Clan migrated from the east of Scotland. I don’t know about you but I suddenly have an urge to watch Braveheart….but I digress. It is said Donald & Aaron were farmers, leather makers and builders, but this tradition seems to have been an assumption based on John’s chosen professions in America.
John m. (1) Hannah Lissen, on 4-18-1654 in Exeter. She was born in Scotland about 1635, the daughter of Nicholas and Alice Lissen. She died in 1659 in Exeter after the childbirth of her third child.
John m. (2) Margaret ___? before 11-15-1660 in Exeter, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She was born about 1640 in Scotland. She died 1714 in Exeter. She was the mother of his last 9 children.
He died between 1-24-1718 & 2-8-1718 at Exeter, NH and he along with Margaret and his first wife Hannah are buried in the Congregational Church Grave yard in Exeter, known as the Old Meetinghouse. A marker was placed over the graves in 1972. They were members of the congregation tho John remain Presbyterian till the day of his death. There was no Presbyterian church in Exeter, and there is none even now, so they went to the Congregational Church.
John was one of 272 Scottish Prisoners of War from the Battle of Worcester, labeled “ruffians” & “troublemakers” who were exiled from Scotland & arrived in Boston on February 24-1652 aboard the “The Sarah and John”. They were intended to be sold as indentured workers to pay for the cost of their transportation unless they could pay. John Bean, along with most others it seems, could not afford to pay for his passage & was in fact sold to the highest bidder. No doubt resentful about his deportation by England after they won the Scottish rule, John did not take the Oath of Allegiance to England until 1677, after King Charles & Oliver Cromwell were dead. . It seems it was on this ship that the “Mac” on many names was left off by the clerk. John kept it that way.
Of these 272 men on the ship, it seems John Bean was friends with Henry Magoon & Alexander Gordon. Having arrived in this land with no kin, it seems they formed a bond that made them family for the rest of their lives. Bernie Bean found evidence that places John Bean working in the mills of Exeter for his future father-in-law Nathaniel Lissen. He states that the lists of Stackpole it states 7 of the 272 prisoners were sold to work in the saw mills on the Exeter & Oyster Rivers. Nathaniel Lissen owned those mills. The six other men who served Lissen were: John Barber, Alexander Gordon, John Sinclair, John Hudson, John Thompson and Walter Jackson. Henry Magoon is said to have served his indenture-ship in southern Maine.
Nathaniel & Alice Lissen (who were not my ancestors) were both born in Scotland came to America in 1637 with their three daughters Elizabeth, Mary & Hannah. John of course married Hannah, Elizabeth married Henry Magoon & Mary married Alexander Gordon.
John is said to have been a most ambitious man. He became part owner of the mills with his father-in-law. He farmed & was a tanner, manufacturing moccasins for Indians & boots for the settlers, and he was a real estate speculator & developer. It is said he was the first to buy land from the Natives north of Lake Winnepesaukee, but this cannot be proven. Prior to his death John did become a land owners of about 20 farms.
Bernie Bean seems to have done a thorough job proving various traditions & misinterpretations of records. One should definitely refer to his work if there is any doubt about information that has been retold or found elsewhere.
Children by Hannah Lissen:
1. Mary Bean b. 6-8-1655 (Jun 18 1655 HoE 66), Exeter married 6-25-1674 Joel Judkins. They
were gr gr grandparents of Daniel Webster [dau. Hannah m. Ebenezer Webster]
2. Henry Bean b.1657; d. 3-5-1662 (Mar 5 1662 HoE 66), Exeter , NH
3. Hannah Bean b.1659 Exeter, NH; d.7-18-1692, Kingston NH m: Abraham Whittacre.
Hannah had 5 children, all of whom were massacred by Indians on their farm in Kingston)
Children by Margaret:
4. John Bean b.8-15-1661 (Aug 15 1661 HoE 4); d. 5-18-1666, Exeter
5. Daniel Bean b.3-23-1663 (Mar 23 1662-3 HoE 4); m. 1684? Mary Fifield
6. Samuel Bean b.5-23-1665 (Mar 23 1665-6 HoE 4); m. Mary Severance
7. John Bean b.10-13-1668 (Oct 13 1668 HoE 4); m.1700? Sarah Wadleigh
8. Margaret Bean b.10-17-1670 (Oct 27 1670 HoE 4); m. William Taylor
9. James Bean b.12-17-1672 (Dec 17 1672 HoE 4)
10. Jeremiah "Jeremy" Bean b.4-20-1675 (Apr 20 1675 HoE 4); m. Ruth Johnson see previous
11. Elizabeth Bean b.9-24-1678 (Sept 24 1678 HoE 4); m. John Sinclair
12. Catherine Bean b.1680; m. Richard Dolloff
Hannah Lissen had two sisters, Elizabeth who m. Henry Magoon and Mary who m: Alexander Gordon. Abraham Whitacre was the son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Simonds) Whitacre. Elizabeth Simonds was the dau of William.
More notes on John Bean
First appears in town records according to HoE on Jan 21 1660-1 granted 10 acres w/ "Nicholas Listen" Oct 10 1664 30 acres HoE; Apr 3 1671 6acres; Feb 3 1698 100 acres;
Burial: Church Yard of the Congregational Church, Exeter, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
Christening: Fallis, Dayiot Parish, Scotland
Bet. 1680 - 1690, He signed the famous New Hampshire petition .
1671, He was one of a committee chosen to run the lines between Exeter and adjoining towns.
November 30, 1677, Took the oath of allegiance.
January 24, 1717/18, John d. between 1-24-1718 and 2-8-1718
Elected: 1680, Pound Keeper of Exeter, NH
Military service: February 24, 1651/52, Scotish Prisoner of War; Battle of Worcester
Abt. 1660, Grantee of Land in town of Exeter, NH
July 22, 1664, Conveyed to him on this date a house lot of twenty acres, and ther lots in Exeter containing ten, five and twenty-six acres by John Fed, of Exeter, NH
Bet. 1664 - 1708, Other Land Grants made to him; 10-10-1664, 4-1-1671, and 2-21-1708.
According to the Genealogical & Family History of the State of Maine compiled by George Thomas Little, A. M. , Litt. D. page 439
"Margaret Bean joined Hampton Church in 1671, and good wife Bean was among those who were dismissed from that church in 1698, "in order to their being incorporated unto a church state in Exeter." Margaret Bean was one of those who organized the church in Exeter, September 2, 1698; she was a member in 1705, which was the last mention of her. She died before 1718."
The following sketches are mostly taken from The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins by Bernie Bean, 1970 and The Proceedings of John Bean (1660) Association at its (4th) Annual Reunion at Portland, ME August 31 1899 & the genealogy compiled within it by Josiah Drummond. The dates are exactly as they appear in Bernie Bean’s The Life & Family book. Unless otherwise specified, I have not seen the record & am unclear what calendar the dates were recorded under, therefore I do not want to assume January was the first month of the year.
Jeremiah Bean was b. 4-20-1675 Exeter, NH d. 1727, Exeter, m. 1708?, Hampton Falls, NH, Ruth Johnson, b. 1-1-1675, Hampton Falls, d. (before) 12-27-1758, Exeter, NH, the daughter of Matthew Johnson & Rebecca Wiswall.
Jeremiah served in the Indian wars between 1695 and 1710 under Capt Gilman. He was a Scout as was his brother James. He was a farmer and a blacksmith. His home in Exeter was located where the jail was later built. There are perhaps a dozen wills, deeds and other conveyances of property by the hand of Jeremiah and Ruth from which we gather much information about them. However, none of these provided the proper order of the birth of their children nor the birthdates, only that James was the oldest. The date of Ruth’s death was before that given here because that was the date when her will was executed. Jeremiah, from all we can learn of him appears to have been a quiet sort of person, going about his own business, & taking things pretty much as they came. He and Ruth were of Presbyterian background and members of the Hampton Church until his mother moved her membership to the new church in Exeter. They had 9ch., all b. in Exeter.
Children of Jeremiah & Ruth:
1. James Bean b. 1708 m: 1st Ruth Sanborn m: 2nd Lydia Hoag There are 14 children between
the 2 wives listed in the book.
2. Margaret Bean m: Jonathan Glidden of Epping - family has not been found
3. Elizabeth Bean - m: Joseph Norris
4. Deborah Bean m: James Dudley son of James & Mercy (Folsom) Dudley, born in Exeter
a1715 and he died in May 1761 and she in Andover in 1810 -It is unclear of she is really a
child of this couple or not.
5. Jeremiah "Jeremy" Bean b. 1720 m: Abigail Prescott
6. Richard Bean - d. 6- - 1749, Exeter. He was a blacksmith. He died unmarried about 1750,
Jeremy admin his estate.
7. Tabitha Bean m: Daniel Elkins of Kingston
8. Hannah Bean - m: John Elkins of Kingston. Bean states - These two boys were brothers and the sons of
Moses and Ann (Shaw) Elkins of Kingston, NH - Update: this is not correct according to this link. Thank you Erika "Ricky" Elkins for pointing out that Bernie Bean's compilation is incorrect & that they are sons of Samuel Elkins & Mercy Tilton.
9. John Bean b.
New England Genealogist: Surname Saturday Jeremiah "Jeremy" Bean and Abigail Prescott of Brentwood, NH
The following sketches are largely taken from The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins by Bernie Bean, 1970 and The Proceedings of John Bean (1660) Association at its (4th) Annual Reunion at Portland, ME August 31 1899 & the genealogy compiled within it by Josiah Drummond. The dates are exactly as they appear in Bernie Bean’s The Life & Family book, unless otherwise specified, I have not seen the original vital records & am unclear what calendar the dates were recorded under, therefore I do not want to assume January was the first month of the year. The probate notes are from the file I have seen myself.
Jeremiah Bean b. 1720, Exeter, NH, died between Jan 24 1808-Feb 3 1808, Brentwood, NH, married Jun 15 1749, Hampton Falls, NH, Abigail Prescott, b. _____, d. after Jan 24 1808, possibly the dau of Benjamin & Elizabeth (Coffin) Prescott.
Jeremy is said to have been born in the Bean home in Exeter, NH which is said to have been located where the old jail used to be. The house was later used as a counting house by The Old Exeter Mfg. Co. In 1760 Jeremy moved to his farm in the southwest corner of Brentwood & there lived until he died. In 1794, a mill which had been part of The Gilman Estate, plus 5 acres of land lying on the other side of the river, was deeded by Jeremy to his son Richard. It was located at what was known as “Coppy Hole”. Jeremy bought one quarter interest in this mill (Known as Copy Hold Saw Mill), plus 721/2 acres, in 1772 from Tristram Gilman Esq. Estate, who d. in 1741. He paid 116 pounds, 5 shillings for it.
Having seen the original Rockingham County Probate file # 7887 for Jeremiah Bean of Brentwood at the NH State Archives, it is described as the following. It specifically mentions his "beloved wife Abigail", his sons Richard, Jeremie and Asa, his dau, Molly (wife of Joel Bean), Ruth (wife of Benjamin Page), and Gr. Ch. Obadiah, Levi, Hannah (wife of James Hoit), Jeremiah, Ai, and Stephen, "children of my son Levi Bean,” and Gr. Ch. Jonathan, Nabby “wife of Jonathan Bachelder,” Benjamin and Lydia, "children of my son Benjamin Bean, deceased". Jeremiah Bean, son, Executor, to maintain Abigail during her natural life, date Jan 24 1808. Jeremiah Bean of Hawke was bonded as Executor Feb 3 1808. (I will transcribe the file at a later date, but in the meantime if you would like photos of the documents, email me.)
All previous records of the births of his children have been somewhat mixed up and even Josiah Drummond admitted in a letter and his speech at the 1896 Bean Reunion that his records were not satisfactory. Though even now they are not complete, we have made progress since in determining the correct order of birth of this family. Because Jeremy bought the farm in southwest Brentwood in 1772, some have thought he lived in Exeter until then, however he did move from Exeter in 1760 for his son Benjamin was born in Brentwood; at what farm or location we do not know. The last two children listed are not in the proper order of birth. They died in infancy or childhood and no dates are available. One old family record shows them born in Brentwood but this is doubtful. They had 9 children. From “The Book of Dow” and “The Hoyt Family” we have dates for the birth of both Levi and his wife, Patience. Both dates are obviously in error but we quote them here with no question mark. Jeremy was a Quaker.
The informant of this section in the Proceedings of John Bean book is a Mr. Blaisdell - there is a lot of information about where they lived. He states this Jeremy was brought up & raised in Exeter then moved to southern part of Brentwood about 1760. This Jeremiah was evidently called "third" even though he was not actually a III, but within the whole scope of the family he was. The other Jeremiah in Brentwood, son of James, lived in the northern part of Brentwood about 4 miles from where this Jeremiah lived.
Children of Jeremiah Bean & Abigail Prescott: pg 149 see for more
1. Richard Bean b: 7-25-1750, Exeter & Brentwood, Trader, alive in 1804 m: Mary Gove b. Dec 19 1754 (Book of Dow) daughter of Obadiah Gove & May Dow on Apr 17 1776Book of Dow & Gove Family). He died ????? She died in Brentwood, NH July 5 1839 (Gove Family pg 74)
Children of Richard Bean & Mary Gove (10 children per Book of Dow):
i. Richard Bean Jr. m: Nancy (Shaw) on Feb 6 1801 (NHVR) They lived in Brentwood
and can be found on several deeds in Rockingham County. One of which is to Obadiah
Bean Jun 15 1811 #197-110 in which Richard Jr sells him a place he had built to make
nails. Both "Richard Bean Jr of Brentwood" & Nancy his wife, can be found signed on
RC Deed# 203-381. Nancy was murdered by Richard Jr Feb 14 1841 in Brentwood,
NH See this blog
Richard & Nancy had at least 4 daughters:
a. Hannah M. Bean b. 1807 in Brentwood, NH m: Jeremiah Richards d. Oct 17
1906 in Boston, Massachusetts
b. Clara A. Bean b. 1809 in Brentwood, NH m: John D. Snell & d. Aug 25
1895 in Boston, Massachusetts.
c. Sophia F. Bean b. 1818 in Brentwood, NH m: Joel M. Thurston d. Apr 20
1904 in Lowell, Massachusetts
d. Eliza S. Bean m. Davis died in Amesbury, MA
ii. Mary Bean m: Mark Prescott
iii. Betsy Bean m: Jonathan Smith
iv. Ruth Bean m. -----Roe
v. Ira Bean died suddenly of heart disease
vi. Hannah Bean m: Gideon Davis of Warren
vii. Lois Bean m: John Blaisdell of Gilford
viii. Enos Bean m. ------ Dudley
ix. Eunice Bean m: Joseph Young and removed to Salem, MA
x. Levi Bean never married, d. a 1839-40?
xi. Sophia Bean m: ---Fogg of Enfield
2. Levi Bean b: 9-3-1753 d: 1804-1806 m: Patience Gove daughter of Obadiah Gove & May Dow (Gove Family pg 74) See previous
3. Jeremiah "Jeramie" Bean b: 2-13-1754, Exeter alive 1808
4. Asa Bean b: ?, Exeter alive in 1808
5. Molly/Mary Bean b: 11-3-1756, Exeter m Joel Bean She is married by 1808
6. Benjamin Bean b. 1760, Brentwood d: before 1808. Children:
i. Jonathan Bean
ii. Nabby Bean m: Jonathan Bachelder
iii. Benjamin Bean
iv. Lydia Bean
7. Ruth Bean b: 11-12-1767, Brentwood (1769) Lived in Gilford m: Benjamin Page son of Moses & Judith (French) Page born Feb 2, 1763; he died June 6, 1836, and she Feb 3, 1859 a91,2m,21d. Children:
i. Ruth Page b Nov 12, 1794
ii. Benjamin Page b; Sept 26, 1798
8. James Bean b: ? d: young, Brentwood
9. Betsey Bean b: ? d: young, Brentwood
Levi Bean b. 9-3-1753, Exeter, NH*, son of Jeremiah Bean & Abigail Prescott, m. Sept 3 1779* in Kensington, NH (also NHVR) Patience Gove, b. 1-25-1760 (Jan 25 1860* & NHVR in Kensington, NH), Weare, NH, the dau of Obadiah Gove & Mary Dow*. Patience d. Feb 11 1794 in Brentwood, NH*. Doubt is expressed by Bernie Bean about the birthdates of both Levi and Patience, but it seems that is because he hadn't found their marriage record & assumed Obadiah was born in 1773, I'm not sure why. NHVR holds no records for the births of Levi & Patience's children. We know them because they are listed in their grandfather, Jeremiah Bean's will which was written in 1804.
There are several deeds in Rockingham County under "Levi Bean". Ours is the Trader of Brentwood, NH. In these deeds it sometimes mentions "Black Rocks" or "Black Rock Rd". The Black Rocks were in Poplin, now Fremont. His deeds are the following:
Levi Bean Grantee: 1700-1820 (also checked Been &Beane)
Purchase: Feb 2 1784 130-159 from Mark & Abigail Emerson (Jr) of Gilmanton 300 pounds, Levi Bean of Brintwood, parcel lying partly in Hawke & partly in Hampstead, 70 acres, bordered by Jabez Eaton or Easton; Benjamin Sargent; Nathaniel Brown; Isaac Flanders; Highway now stands thru farm; 1/3 part of gristmill southerly side of Hawke "Jones Mill". Sale: Apr 8 1785 141-425 Levi Bean of Brintwood, Trader, to Elisha Bean 300 pounds, land partly in Hawke & partly in Hampstead, 70 acres,
Purchase: Apr 8 1785 137-204 from Elisha Bean of Brintwood to Levi Bean of Brintwood, 100 pounds, Land in Poplin bounded by Elisha Hook; Caleb Burley; Nicholas Gordon; 100 acres
Sale of part of it: Oct 17 1791 164-404 Levi Bean of Brintwood Trader to Jonathan Brown of Poplin, Gentleman, 45 acres in Poplin, Black Rock Road, Elisha Hook's; Sale of the rest of it: Estate Mar 24 1806 179-323 Richard Bean of Brentwood, Trader, Adm of the estate of Levi Bean of Brentwood, now deceased Trader, to Daniel Gordon land in Poplin; 300.00; bounded by Lt Jonathan Brown who purchased the land from sd Levi, Range Highway, Jeremiah Burley, 55 acres of land.
Sale: Etal 1786 121-81 Richard & Levi Bean of Brentwood, traders, recovered judgment against David Norris of Epping,
Purchase: May 27 1786 129-366 from Edmund & Eunice Pilsbury of Brintwood, husbandman, Levi Bean of Brintwood, Trader, land partly in Kingston & partly Brintwood, bounded by Road from Exeter to Black Rocks; Ebenezer Chase; Richard Bean who bought of Joseph Eastman; Jeremiah Bean
Sale: Etal 1787 121-414 Richard & Levi Bean of Brentwood, Traders, re: Noah Robinson
Sale: Etal 1788 160-375 Levi & Richard Bean of Brentwood, Traders to Thomas Gordon of Brentwood, Gentleman, 90 pounds, 18 acres in Brentwood
Sale: Etal 1788 179-320 Levi & Richard Bean of Brentwood, Traders, to Scribner Gordon, 18 acres in Brentwood
Purchase: Jun 13 1789 129-364 from Richard Bean of Brintwood, Trader to Levi Bean of Brintwood, Trader, 3ac & 13 Rods, road Exeter to Black Rocks at the southwest corner of Jeremiah Bean's land that he bought of Tristram Gilman, is the land that the said Levi Bean's house & barn now stands on.
From the above deeds we can ascertain that Levi was alive & living in Brentwood as a Trader as of Oct 17 1791. We can also know that Levi has passed away by 1806, but when?
It is hard to find him on the 1790 Census, but he is there. It just looks like "Eevi Keen". From the deeds, especially 129-364, Jun 13 1789, we can be certain he was mostly likely in Brentwood the entire time on or next to land his father purchased from Tristram (& Elizabeth) Gilman in 1772. (RC Deed# 180-282 included 1/4 part of Copy Hold Saw Mill & 77acres, being part of the 100 acres which was allowed Tristram, Joseph, Josiah & John Gilman, sons of Nicholas Gilman of Durham, deceased, heirs to the estate of Nicholas Gilman of Exeter, Esq, deceased, all of which was quitclaimed to Tristram in 1770. Bordered by Folsom; Light;)
If we look further into the later deeds of my 4x Great Grandfather, Obadiah, we find the following:
Sale: Estate Feb 18 1812 196-418 to Obadiah Bean from Richard Bean of Brentwood, Husbandman, Admin of the estate of Levi Bean late of Brentwood dec'd interstate; 139.00 pd by Obadiah Bean of Brentwood, all the right sd Levi Bean had at the time of his decease in a certain piece of land lying in Brentwood which was set off to Betty Bean for her dower or thirds of the estate of her late husband Levi Bean aforesaid deceased ; also another piece of land in Kingston which the said Levi Bean bought of Eben'r Chase (deed not found), Obediah being the highest bidder on Nov 28 1811 at Asa Woods in Poplin.
RC Deed# 197-110 from Richard Jr to Obadiah for a Nail shop in Brentwood that Richard Jr built "on the land of Betty Hanson which was set off to her by order of court as a dower as Levi Bean's widow on the southside of the road opposite the dwelling house the said Levi lived in in his lifetime."
So, from this nothing indicates this is the same Levi...afterall this Levi married a Betty who had since married a Hanson, likely Betty Collins of Seabrook on Mar 31 1794 by Ezekial Godfrey Justice of the Peace. That marriage is remarkably soon after the death of our Levi's first wife, Patience in Feb of 1794...but could it be?
Adding to the puzzle was.... why does Levi's father's will name the grandchildren of Levi, but not say that Levi is deceased? Why doesn't there seem to be a will for Levi if there are so many land transactions by Richard? So many questions! Nothing was making sense....so off I went to the archives in Concord to see the probate records for myself, and boy am I glad I did!
Turns our Levi Bean died prior to Jan 9 1797 in Brentwood, not sure how, why, or where he was buried, but I am certain he did die then. I can only assume the probate had been missed because it was so much earlier than seemed probable & the wife, Betty/Betsy was confusing the issue. The following is the summary of the files.
First, there is Rockingham County Probate Record for Levi Bean's Administration by his brother Richard Bean (Sr) #6295 in 1797. The very first piece of paper I saw stated: "Brintwood Janury 9th 1797 To the Judge of Probate for the County of Rockingham, This is to inform you I decline administration on the Estate of my late husband Levi Bean deceased and wish my brother Rich'd Bean to Be appointed administrator if he will except. (Signed) Bety Bean".
It's looking good I thought...but given all Levi's children were adults by this time I was not overly hopeful...Next is a statement of administration & bond for Richard Bean, Trader; Loammi Bean, Yeoman, & Thomas Veasey, Yeoman, bond furnished by Samuel Tenney. "Levi Bean late of Brentwood aforesaid Yeoman, deceased" .....Yeoman? Why not Trader?
I scanned the inventory list....well, the land is right...and then I came to the clinchers. Years had passed by, it was now Sep 16 1809, & Richard never completed administrating the estate. Levi Bean of Deerfield, had to prompt the court & Richard along for the administration of his father, Levi Bean of Brentwood's estate. Richard responds Oct 8 1811 with a petition stating there is a balance on the debts & land must be sold; at the bottom of it is written: "We the subscriber's heirs to the said estate request that the above said petition may be granted (Signed) Obadiah Bean & Jeremiah Bean". Then there is another statement signed by them stating they consent to the passing & allowing the written account, which is also detailed. So, it seems this all gives us the proof that was needed to state that our Levi of Brentwood died prior to Jan 9 1797 & had married Betty Collins shortly after the death of Patience.
Children of Levi & Patience were:
1. Obadiah Bean b. a 1780-81 see previous
2. Levi Bean b. a1783 ; Gove book says he married Nancy Griffin & lived in Deerfield, Sanbornton & Concord, NH and died there about 1860. There are also several deeds for him in Rockingham County. Said to have had at least 13 children. Vital records on familyseach were found for the following (order undetermined):
2. Sarah G. m: Bailey m2nd: Asa Fifield
3. Mary m: Moore
4. Harriet m: Waitt m: Blogett
5. Martha m: Tilton
6. Ann m: Lovering
3. Hannah Bean married James Hoyt (of Gilford*)
4. Jeremiah Bean alive as of 1811
5. Ai Bean
6.Amos Bean "Was a promising young man and he was wrecked on a vessel on Cape Ann all on board perishing"*
7. Anna Bean (Not named in Gove book)
8. Stephen Bean b. ca 1780
The above sketch is sourced through Rockingham County Probate Records (Levi 1797, Jeremiah 1808, Levi 1811 - which is within Levi''s 1797 file), Rockingham County Deeds, NH Vital Records, * = The Gove Book (pdf) pg 74-75, The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins by Bernie Bean, 1970 and The Proceedings of John Bean (1660) Association at its (4th) Annual Reunion at Portland, ME August 31 1899 & the genealogy compiled within it by Josiah Drummond.
To see more on Benjamin F. Bean aka Joseph F. Bean of Lynn, MA Click Here
New England Genealogist: Surname Saturday Obadiah Bean & Anne "Nancy" Hoyt Of Poplin/Fremont, NH & Lowell, MA
Obadiah Bean, my 4x Great Grandfather, was born about 1779 - 1781 in Brentwood, NH, son of Levi Bean & Patience Gove. He married Anna "Nancy" Hoyt , daughter of John Hoyt & Dorothy Glidden on March 22 1806 in Chester, NH (NHVR). "Nancy" was born on May 13 1784 at Poplin, NH (NHVR) She was baptized on 4 July 1784 at Chester, NH, according to A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families by David Webster Hoyt, or at the Fremont Church in Fremont, NH on the same day according to Bernie Bean The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins.
Obadiah Bean is found in the administration papers for his father Levi Bean in 1797 #6295 & the corresponding complaint filed by his brother Levi Bean of Deerfield in 1809 at the NH State Archives. Levi's complaint states that the Administrator, Richard Bean has still not completed the administration of the estate for his father Levi Bean of Brentwood. (Richard being the brother of Levi Sr.) More will be included about this next week, but with in that file there are two documents signed by Obadiah & Jeremiah Bean. One is a document from Oct 8 1811 stating that in order to pay the final debts of the estate the land in Kingston set off to the widow (Betty Bean) needs to be sold. At the bottom of this document it reads: "We the subscribers heirs to the said estate request that above said petition may be granted - signed by Obadiah Bean & Jeremiah Bean; granted by Nath'l Rogers. This is the land Obadiah purchased on Deed 196 418
The following Rockingham County Deeds involve Obediah Bean Sr or his wife Nancy:
1807 181-377, John Hoit of Poplin, Husbandman & Hannah my wife, 8.00, to Obadiah Bean of
Poplin, Trader, 2/3 right in land of John Hoit, father, deceased.
1808 Isaac Hunkins 181-378 40 acres of land in Poplin, to Obadiah, Trader,
1810 Jonathan Beedy 194-466 to Obadiah, cooper, 2 acres Poplin
1811 Richard Bean Jr 197 110 – from Richard Jr to Obadiah for a Nail shop in Brentwood that Richard Jr built "on the land of Betty Hanson which was set off to her by order of court as a dower as Levi Bean's widow on the southside of the road opposite the dwelling house the said Levi lived in in his lifetime." 1812 Levi Bean Estate/Richard Bean 196-418– Sale: Estate Feb 18 1812 196-418 to Obadiah Bean from Richard Bean of Brentwood, Husbandman, Admin of the estate of Levi Bean late of Brentwood dec'd interstate; 139.00 pd by Obadiah Bean of Brentwood, all the right sd Levi Bean had at the time of his decease in a certain piece of land lying in Brentwood which was set off to Betty Bean for her dower or thirds of the estate of her late husband Levi Bean aforesaid deceased ; also another piece of land in Kingston which the said Levi Bean bought of Eben'r Chase (deed not found), Obediah being the highest bidder on Nov 28 1811 at Asa Woods in Poplin.
Feb 12 1833 268-153 Nancy Bean of Lowell, MA, widow, 100.00, pd by my son Obediah Bean of Hawke, 2 pieces of land in Poplin, 1st pc 30 acres bounded by the road leading from the house on the premises here by conveyed to Cavil? Mill so called ; land improved by Elisha Poor, Elisha Scribner, road leading to the Rocks bridge so called the above premise now occupied by Isaac Hunkins, and the other pc 20 ac , bounded by rd leading to Chester; Nathaniel Brown, James Bean, assigned to Dorothy Hunkins wife of said Hunkins, late the wife of John Hoit, religuish dower in said Hoit’s realestate & my right to said premises is derived from , “John Hoit, he being my father.”
1807 179-481 Obadiah Bean of Poplin, trader & Nancy his wife to Abel Brown 8 ac in Poplin
1808 188-5 Obadiah Bean of Poplin, trader to Isaac Hunkins
1809 187-334 Obadiah Bean of Poplin, Trader to Theodore Loverin
1812 196-292 Obadiah Bean of Brentwood, cooper, land in Poplin
1812 199-298 Obadiah Bean of Brentwood Husbandman to Nath’l chase
1813 202-101 Obadiah Bean of Brentwood, cooper, to Moses Beede
1814 203-388 Obadiah Bean of Brentwood, yeoman, to David Bartlett
1824 243-163 Obadiah Bean of Poplin & Nancy to Jon’a Dowst
According to Richard Roberts, a descendant of Nancy Hoyt (Bean) Roberts who shared this with me in a correspondence: "The selectmen of Poplin gave "Obediah" Bean liberty to retail spiritous liquor for two months, 7 March 1805; to retail foreign spiritous liquor for six months, 20 May 1805; to retail liquor three months, 6 May 1806; and to retail spirits six months, recorded September 1806. "Obadiah" Bean received permits to retail spiritous liquor and keep tavern 18 March 1807 and to retail spiritous liquor by small innities less than one pint for six months, 14 December 1810.
"Obadiah" Bean was assessed 20 cents in taxes for "making and repairing The publick high-ways and bridges" 21 May 1824, the lowest figure in his district (amounts went as high as $13.25). "
Sometime between the years of 1820 & 1830 the family removed to Lowell, MA where Obadiah likely died between 1830-Feb 1833, although no record has been found of his death & no probate exists for him in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is likely Obadiah on the 1830 Census in Lowell, MA with 14 others in the household, & it is certain he has died by Feb 1833 when Nancy sells land to her son Obadiah.
Nancy died on July 4 1862 at age 78 according to her headstone inscription in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua, Lot 51, Sec. E. I requested a photo of the grave be taken & it is now on FindaGrave.com. It appears she went by both Anna & Nancy. According to Roberts, after the death of her father, her grandfather, John Hoyt, became the guardian of “Anna” and her siblings on March 19 1800, but in the settlement of her father's estate just a month later she is referred to as Nancy. She was not named in her grandfather's will, but was among those notified of the hearing pertaining to the will. The sheriff, in a document that appears to read "December 2nd 1818", gives her name as "Nancy Bean"; next to her name is "Obadiah Bean". She is documented in the following Lowell Directories:
1833 Bean, Nancy, widow, boarding house between Adams & Fenwick Sts.
1834 Bean, Nancy, widow, bds. at Waldo's, Lowell St.
1835 Bean, Nancy, wid. Wm. Robert's, Lowell corner of Lewis St.
1836 Bean, Nancy, wid. boarding h. 25 carpet block
1837 Bean, Mrs., wid. App. bds at 8
And these Nashua, NH Directories:
1841 Nancy Bean, Water St. ; George G. Hale, Nashua Corp. Textiles
1843 Nancy Bean, wid. ; G. Hale, Nashua -- Walnut St.
Also according to R. Roberts a letter dated December 11 1912 found among the possessions of Addie Mae (Holcomb) Bean, Stephen Spelman Roberts listed the children of Obadiah and Nancy (Hoyt) Bean. At that time, Richard had information on all of them except Adelaide and George. Since then, I have shared the info I had on George & Adelaide with him & the MacBean Clan.
Children of Obadiah Bean and Anna "Nancy" Hoyt:
1. Nancy Hoyt Bean was born on 8 August 1806 at Poplin, NH (NHVR). She married William Watson Roberts, son of John Roberts and Ann Watson March 6 1831 at Lowell, MA. He was born in Nottingham, England. 1850 & 1860 they are in Hartland, CT, 1870 Granville, MA. He died Dec 1, 1871 in Granville, Ma. She died Feb 28 1903 Granville, MA. Update: They are buried in Silver Street Cemetery in Granville, MA & a photo is now posted on FindAGrave
Their children were:
i. Joseph W. Roberts b: a1835 married Margaret C. __? They had: Renford R b: 1855
& Clarence R. 1858
ii. Adelaide Roberts b: a1837
iii. Charles W. Roberts b: a1840
iv. John D. Roberts b: a1842
v. Stephen Spellman Roberts b: a1844
vi. Edward F. Roberts b: a1846
vii. Lemuel B. Roberts b: a1849
2. Obadiah Bean Jr. was born on March 5 1808 at Poplin, NH (NHVR). March 21, 1825 in the New Hampshire Patriot "This may certify that I, Obadiah Bean of Poplin in the county of Rockingham in the state of New Hampshire, do give to my son, Obadiah Bean his time, to act, and trade for himself. Signed Obadiah Bean"
The MacBean website says Obediah married Dorothy Sanborn , daughter of David Sanborn and Dorothy Gilman, on October 6 1828 at Salem, NH, but the marriage record states Dorothy Page, both of Hawke. I have not really researched past this, but it seems to me she might have been married first to John Page of Danville/Hawke, son of Thomas & Mary Page who died Sep 4 1823 age 38y 5m 16d in Danville, NH (NHVR).
Dolly/Dorothy died Apr 9 1872 age 84y & 1mo & is buried in the Kingston, NH Plains Cemetery with Obediah. Her stone states "Dorothy S.P. wife of Obadiah Bean died April 9 1872 aged 84 yrs 1 mo". This makes his wife 20 years older than he was which seems...odd, but that is definitely what the grave says. In censuses their ages are varied: 1830 has them with a 10y difference; 1840 a 20 yr difference; 1850 it has them as the same age, 1860 it has him as 50 & her as 71; 1870 62y & 82y. Obediah Jr & Dorothy can be found in Hawke in 1830 & Kingston, NH on the 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 Censuses. He married 2nd Alvira A. (Perkins) Richardson a44 on Nov 24 1873 Nashua, NH; second marriage for both; He was born Freemont 1808; father Obadiah b: Brentwood (NHVR). Her parents were Adam H. & Melite M. Perkins. They are in Kingston in 1880. Obediah Jr. died in Kingston Nov 13 1888, record states son of “Obadiah Bean & Nancy H. Cooper” b: 1807 (NHVR) (Cooper must just be an error it seems). His grave marker states he died Nov 12 1888 & was 86y 7mos 7 das. Alvira died Apr 8 1915 in Newton, NH & is also buried in Plains Cemetery Kingston, NH. Photos of these graves can be found on FindaGrave.
Children of Obadiah & Dolly from the 1850 census are below.
It seems there are likely others that are unknown to me.
i. Sarah A. Bean a21 b. 1829 d. Dec 1 1905 in Kingston, NH,
record says dau of Obadiah Bean & Dolly Sanborn
ii. John P. Bean a19 b. 1831 m: Mehitable J. Bartlett on Nov 10 1851
in Kingston, NH (NHVR)
a. Frank P. Bean b. Feb 16 1853 d. Feb 16 1912 a59 in Bradford, MA
b. John W. Bean b. a1855 m. 3rd Martha I (French) Bryant
July 4 1898 in Haverhill, MA (NEHGS); lived in Haverhill,
MA 1900 Census
c. Forest Bean b. a1860 twin
d. Harriet A. Bean b.a1860 twin
3. Polly Bean was born on April 11 1809 in Poplin, NH (NHVR). No parents listed on the record.
4. Levi Bean was born on November 25 1810 in Poplin, NH (NHVR). According to Richard Roberts (noted above) on Jan 17 1827 Levi was apprenticed to Samuel Smith of Bridgewater :
"This indentor witnesseth that Levi Bean, son of Obediah Bean of Poplin in the county of Rockingham State of New Hampshire cooper by and with the consent of his said Father has put himself apprentice to Samuel Smith of Bridgewater in the county of Grafton and State of New Hampshire Husbandman with the said Samuel Smith after the manner of an apprentice to Serve from the Day of the Date Hereafter mentioned for and during the Term of four years nine months and twenty-nine days which Term the said apprentice is to serve his Said Master faithfully in his Service Keep Lawful Company everywhere, and obey; Etc. Etc."
I last found him as a runaway from Samuel Smith: New-Hampshire Statesman and Concord Register, (Concord, NH) Saturday, February 16, 1828; Issue ; col D "Ran away from the subscriber, on the 26th of January last past, an indenturred apprentice boy, to the farming business named Levi Bean. This is to caution all persons from harboring or trusting him on my account, as I shall pay 00 debts of his contacting after the above date. SAMUEL SMITH Bridgewater, Feb 2 1828" (also published Feb 9 1828)
A Levi Bean died in Manchester, NH before Sept 23, 1847 per the Farmer's Cabinet aged 37. It seems this could be him.
5. John Hoyt Bean was born on 11 February 1812 at Brentwood, NH/Exeter, NH. He married Margaret Hyde, daughter of Levi Hyde and Elizabeth Gould, on 11 May 1836 at Marblehead, MA. She was buried on Sept 26, 1859* age 49 with John grave 8. He married 2nd Lucy "Mary" Carter Austin, daughter of James Austin and Lucy Allen, on 5 January 1862 at Lynn, MA. She was born about June 15 1834 and was buried June 24, 1890* age 55, 9d. He died age 89y 9m 1d and was buried on Nov 13, 1901. He is buried in Pinegrove Cemetery Lynn, Ma, Poplar lot 499 right 1/2 grave 8. He died in Fitchburg Nov 12, 1901. His estate was administered by Fred W. Bean (his son) docket# 89393 1901 - I have not seen the original yet, just the summary.
Sept 28, 1827 in the New Hampshire Patriot - "This may certify that I, Obadiah Bean of Poplin in the county of Rockingham in the state of New Hampshire, do give to my son, John H. Bean his time, to act, and trade for himself. Signed Obadiah Bean"
He was a large furniture dealer, Bean & Austin Furniture per 1865 Directory-Lynn, Ma.
John Hoyt Bean evidently temporarily changed his name to John Hoyt Henry in 1833 for a little while before changing it back to Bean in 1843 at that time he lived in Danvers and was married to Margaret and had children Mary J. & John. He is listed as Henry on the 1840 Census in Danvers, MA. The name change is recorded in the Massachusetts Name Changes, but I have not attempted to see if there is a file that might state what the reason was.
Bernie Bean in The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins states that among Obadiah & Nancy’s children was a son John P. Bean, born in Fremont, NH. He was married & had a son named John W. Bean who lived in Haverhill, Mass in 1900, but as proven here, I have to disagree with Bernie. While there might have been a John W. Bean who lived in Haverhill, MA in 1900, his father was not the son of this Obadiah, he was his grandson, son of Obediah Jr.
1833 Lowell Directory John Bean, Merrimack St Suffolk Square John is not listed in
1850 Census- Lynn, Ma: John H. Bean 39 cordwainer b: NH; Margaret a40 b: NH;
Mary J. a13 b: MA; John H. Bean Jr. a2 b: NH
1860 Lynn - John H Bean (Geo's bro) is on pg 36 of the census as a furniture dealer
by himself except for an English housekeeper
1870 Census- Lynn, Ma John H. Bean a60 b: NH; Mary C. a39 b: Ma; Charles a7
b: Ma; John a2 b: Ma
1880 Census - Lynn, Ma John H. Bean a67; Mary C. a44; Charles a17; John a12;
Frederick W. a9
1900 Census - Lynn, Ma John H. Bean Sr b: Feb 1812 a 88; Chas A. Bean b: Jan 1863
a37; Fred W. Bean b: Jan 1871 a29; also: JH Bean Jr b: May 1868 a32; Addie
b: May 1870 a30 married 10 y 2/2; John H. 3rd b: Apr 1891 a9; Adelaide
b: May 1895 a5
Children of John & Margaret:
i. Mary J. Bean b: Aug 1837 in NH dau of John H. - married James A. Austin Aug 20,
1855 NEHGS, so of James Austin he is 22, she is 17. He was b: Nov 1833. In 1860
they are in Lynn, Ma. He is a furniture dealer. In 1870 they are in New Ipswich,
NH and he is a shoe manufacturer, 10,000 estate; 1880 they are in Fitchburg, Ma,
He is a farmer....all 5 kids are listed as well as Delia Dent servant & Benjamin Bean
age 55 (b:a1825) RE agent; Mary Bean a55 & Mary Bean a19 (This is John H Sr's
brother); Lucetta Abbot age 4, 1870 this family is in Boston w/ d Lucitella a20
& Mary a 9 also may have had Ben F Jr who died in Roxbury 3y6m20d Nov 12,
1865. 1900 they are still in Fitchburg, Ma She had 5/4lv, Walter & family plus
Ida are with them. James is back to a furniture dealer, Walter also. 1910 they are
still in Fitchburg, Ida is with them still. says 6ch/4lv. They have a furniture
a. James B. Austin b: a1856
b. Ida M. B. Austin b: a1859 d: after 1900 She was a teacher in 1900
c. John W. Austin b: a1863 in Ma
d. Arthur H. Austin b: a1867 in Ma
e. Walter A. Austin b: 1870 in Ma d: after 1900 m: a1897 Elizabeth ____? b: Feb 1861
ii. John William Bean b: about 1841 d: Aug 18, 1844, 3y 2d, measles, s of John H
& Margaret (NEHGS) - cemetery - 3y 2m 0d and was buried on Oct 12, 1858*
iii. Andrew Peabody Bean b: Nov 24, 1845; d: Nov 26, 1845 son of John Bean
(NEHGS) Cemetery says 2d old buried Oct 12, 1858*
iv. John Hoyt Bean b: about Jan 24, 1849 d: Sept 24, 1858 of congestion of brain,
(NEHGS) 9y 9m 0d buried on Sept 26, 1858*
Children of John & Lucy "Mary"
v. Charles A. Bean b: about 1863 d: 66y buried on Dec 23 1929* 1910 census with
Fred; 1920 census in Lynn as a single lodger on south Common St.
vi. John H. Bean Jr. b: May 1868 m: "Addie" M. about 1890. She was b: May 1870. In
1900 in Lynn; 1910 & 1920 they are in East Granby, CT. No marriage found in Ma.
a. John H Bean III b: Apr 1891 d: after 1910
b. Adelaide M. Bean b: May 1895 d: after 1910
vii. Fredrick Weston Bean b: about Jan 16, 1871 d: age 57y 9m 17d buried on Oct 25,
1928* m: Carrie R. Reynolds b: about Mar , 1874 d: 85y 30d buried on Apr 2,
1959* wife of Fred married about 1910 states 1/1 but no child listed on census with
brother Charles as lodger a45; Fred is 38; Carrie is 36. 1930 census she has a 5000
estate & several boarders.
a. Benjamin Franklin Bean d: 1 day old buried on Jan 2, 1907* NEHGS death
record says difficult labor, brain hemorrhage son of Fred & Carrie W.
Reynolds born in Nova Scotia. He was their only child.
*Buried in John H. Bean's plot
6. George W. Bean was born a1814 d: 1850 See previous blog post
7. Dorothy Bean was born on March 6 1817 at Poplin, NH (per Richard Roberts). I couldn't find this record in Poplin records. However, there is a Dorothy Ann Bean who intended to marry George Sargent in Lowell July 5, 1835, this seems like it might be her…and there is also a record for Dorothy Ann G. Bean who might be her, but both are pretty inconclusive at this point. The latter married Capt. Warren Eldridge Austin of Hollis in Nashua, NH Nov 25, 1841, no parents listed (NHVR). The 1850 Census in Hollis lists her as “Martha A.G.” Ch: Laura Ann a7; Warren L. a5; Marietta a3; Nancy Jane a2. The 1860 census in Brookline, NH lists her as Warren E. a46; "Dorothy N. G. Austin" a44; Laura Ann a16; Warren S. a15; Marietta a13; Nancy J. a11; Martha E. a8. The 1870 Census in Pepperell, MA: Warren E. a57; Dorothy A. a54; Mary E. a23; Jennie N. a22; Martha E. a18. 1880 Census in Brookline, NH: Warren E. a64 & Dorathy A. a 62. She died b: 1816 Jan 6 1888 Montague MA, father’s last name Bean, no other info (NEHGS)
8. Maria B. Bean was born on April 1 1818 at Chester, NH. She married Amos Stinson Morse, son of Josiah Morse and Lydia T. Shannon. Check NEHGS & more census records. She died May 9 1874 Lowell, Ma a56 1m 9d of consumption, record states Obadiah & Nancy Bean as her parents (NEHGS).
The 1860 Census in Nashua, NH shows their children, & Maria’s mother Nancy with them, as well as Adelaide’s baby girl Emma R. Morse a5 aka Maria’s niece, Emma R. Fogg.
i. George A. Morse b. a1847
ii. Hiram B. Morse b. a1851
9. Rebecca Carlton Bean was born on March 22 1821. She married George G. Hale, son of Zacheus Hale and Mary Chase, on 23 May 1839 at Nashua, NH. Check NEHGS & more census records. She died Jan 28 1905 Boston, Ma a84 widowed born in Chester 1821; buried Nashua, NH. 1850 Census in Townsend, MA Shows Rebecca’s mother with them.
i. George C. Hale b. a1843
ii. Male Hale b. 1850
10. Hiram K. Bean was born circa 1824. He married Mary A. Campbell, daughter of Matthew M. Campbell and Olive C. Moody, on October 29 1845 at Manchester, NH. They can be found there on the 1850 Census. Farmer's Cabinet on Feb 2 1854 "Hiram K. Bean, aged 30" died. I did not find his wife & daughter in 1860, 1870, or 1880.
i. Alice Bean b. a1846
11. Benjamin Franklin Bean was born on November 30 1824 at Poplin, NH. He married Mary E. Perle Mar 2 1845 in Manchester, NH, no parents listed (NHVR). They lived in Lynn & then Roxbury where he was a provisions dealer, builder & real estate agent. He served in the Civil War and is listed in the Civil War Records and Profiles on Ancestry.com: enlistment date Aug 26, 1862; Corporal, POW; Enlisted in company d, Massachusetts 42nd Inf Regiment on Sept 20, 1862 mustered out on Aug 20, 1863 at Readville, Ma.; b a1824.
Benjamin was a real estate developer. More information on some of the properties can be found on these links:
1850 Census - didn't see him - check again
1850 & 1852 Roxbury Directory Benj f. clerk, h. Ruggles, n. Water
1854 Boston Directory Benj F. 1221 Washington under Provision Dealers
1855 Massachusetts Census Boston: BF Bean a 30; ME Bean a30; Lucetta H. a5;
Nancy E. a2; Lucetta Pearl a33
1858 Roxbury Directory - Benj F. (J.H. & B.F. Bean), provisions, Washington corner
Eustis, house Mall, near Eustis
1860 census - he is in Roxbury: Benj F. Bean 35 Provisions dealer ( probably with John
who says same - Roxbury); Mary Bean 34; Lucetta F. Bean 10; Lucetta Pearl
37 Dressmaker; Augustas E. Bacon 22 (m) clerk; Eliza E. Bacon 18; Catherine Hovey
1861 Boston Directory - Benj F. Provisions, 1207 Wash. h. at Roxbury
1865 Massachusetts Census, Roxbury: Benjamin F a40; Mary E. a40; Lucetta F. a15;
Mary E, a4; Benjamin F. a3
1870 Boston Ward 13: Benjamin 45 Provisions dealer 10,000 estate; Mary 45;
Lucetta Bean 20 School teacher ; Mary L. a9
1878 Boston Directory Benjamin F. real estate h. 16 Cedar, ward 21
1880 they are in Fitchburg, Ma, with his niece, Mary Austin, daughter of John (see above):
Benjamin Bean age 55 (b:a1825) RE agent; Mary Bean a55; Mary Bean a19; Lucetta Abbot
1884 Boston Directory Benjamin f. real estate 121 Dudley; h. 11 Fountain, Roxbury
1890 Boston Directory lists him in real estate 75 warren; 250 do.
Benjamin died May 21 1891 in Boston, 66y5m28d, of pneumonia for 20 days, 200 Warren, Real Estate Dealer, b: Poplin, NH, F: Obadiah M. Nancy H. Hoyt both born Poplin, NH (NEHGS). She died Nov 10, 1898 73y7m28d of a cerebral hemorrhage, b. Farmington, NH, dau of Joseph Pearl & Hannah Howe.
i. Lucetta F. Bean b. Jan 25 1850 in Roxbury, MA (NEHGS) m: Leaner B. Abbott
Jan 19 1874 in Boston (NEHGS) She died Mar 12 1876 under "Lucella" of Peritonitis.
He married 3rd in 1878.
a. Lucetta Abbott b: 22 Feb 1876
ii. Nancy Elizabeth Bean b. Feb 11 1853 in Boston (FS) “Elizabeth N.” d. Mar 22 1860
in Boston, MA 7y1m11d of “nervous fever” (NEHGS)
iii. Mary L. Bean “no name” b. Nov 23 1860 in Lynn, MA. The birth states her father
was Benj F. b. Fremont, NH & her mother was Mary E. b. Barnstead, NH (NEHGS)
m. William Wallis
iv. Benjamin F Bean Jr b: April 23 1862 Roxbury, died in Roxbury 3y6m20d Nov 12,
12. Adalaide Q. Bean. According to her death record she would be the youngest child of Obadiah & Nancy Bean born in Poplin about Dec 1, 1828. Adelaide Q. Bean married William Fogg on Sept 20, 1852. Worcester Vital Records NEHGS vol. 62 pg 257. His residence was Worcester, and hers was Nashua, NH. His occupation at the time was an engineer. Son of William & Esther Fogg. Daughter of Obadiah & Nancy Bean. NEHGS Adelaide Q. Fogg died Jan 15, 1856 recorded in Lowell, Ma, but happened in "Ayers City". She was 27 yrs, 1mo 14?days and died of consumption. It says she was a married housewife and was born in Topsfield, NH to Obadiah & Nancy Bean. NEHGS. William Fogg married second Hannah Ward, both age 30, on June 26, 1856 in Boston, vol. 101 pg 79 NEHGS. I did not find any of them on a census record, but it appears Emma was raised by her Aunt Maria.
There was one birth found for William & Adelaide
i. Emma R. Fogg born June 3, 1855 recorded in Lowell, Ma, but born in Charlestown.
William & Adelaide lived on Sether? St. in Lowell at the time. He was a laborer.
Father's place of birth is sort of illegible, but I think it says Hebron. Mother's place
of birth is Poplin, NH. NEHGS. It appears Emma R. Morse is Adelaide's missing
daughter, Emma R Fogg. Emma shows up on the 1860 census with Adelaide's sister
Maria Morse. There maybe adoption papers somewhere, I have not checked.
There are no births for Amos & Maria for an Emma. Emma marries A. Edwin
Wright on July 11, 1872 in Lowell. He is the son of Calvin & A. Janette Wright
born July 1851 in NC. Her parents are listed as Amos and Maria but on the 1900
census in Boston Emma states she was born June 1855 & her father was born in Me
which matches. It says her mother was born in Ma, although it should be NH. I
cannot find a death between 1900-1910 for Emma or her husband, nor did I find
them on a census past 1900. Emma had 3 children 2 are living in 1900.
Children of A. Edwin Wright & Emma R. Fogg - Morse are:
a. Benjamin F. B. Wright born Oct 1873 d: after 1900
b. Edwin T. Wright Jan 1879 d: after 1900
My GG Grandmother Celestia Ann Bean was the daughter of George W. Bean and Mary A. Rand of Lynn, Ma. George was born about 1814 (1815-acc. newspaper death) in Poplin, NH, the son of Obadiah Bean & Nancy Anne Hoyt (see next week's blog). George moved with his parents & siblings to Lowell, MA sometime between 1820- 1830. He can be found in The 1834 Lowell Directory where it lists “Bean, George, Bar-room, Merrimack St Suffolk square.” This is the same address that his brother John Bean was listed at in the 1833 Lowell Directory, before he removed to Danvers, MA. Mary had also moved to Lowell after the death of her mother taking her younger siblings with her. She can be found in The 1836 Female Directory in Lowell, MA where it lists "Rand, Mary, Mer. bds at 18"
It seems by 1838 George has left for Lynn, MA as he is no longer in the Lowell Directory, but he likely lived in a household under another, I did not find him on the 1840 Census. The 1841 Lynn Directory lists “George W Bean, cor. b. Vine st.”. George married Mary Ann Rand on Feb 20, 1842 in Lynn, MA according to the Lynn Vital Record Book. It is said there aren't any original records in Lynn prior to 1850, and the town clerk’s office insists the book has any information that was on the record [Insert eyes rolling here].
Records consistently indicate Mary A. Bean was born about 1816, in Chester, NH. No record of her birth exists in Chester or anywhere else in NH, however due to extensive research that will be discussed in a future post, I have been able to prove her parents were Joseph Rand & Nancy Rand of Gilmanton & Chester, NH.
In the next seven & a half years George and Mary would have 3 children, & were expecting their 4th in Feb of 1850. Life as a cordwainer must not have suited George as on Oct 31, 1849 he sailed out of Boston with 170 others on the ship "Richmond" in search of gold & riches as a 49er. His destination Benicia, California. This information comes from File #0395. Westchester, Chester Co., Penna. Estate of William Webster. Information from entries in a diary of Thomas D. Day of Jefferson, Maine written on a trip around Cape Horn in 1849 (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgsi/shiprichmondaj.htm)
On Nov 2, 1849 the Salem Gazette shows the passengers on the ship Richmond, but instead of George it lists his brother "John H. Bean" who also lived in town. Perhaps Johns intended to purchase the ticket for himself & changed his mind, or perhaps he was helping out George and purchased the ticket for him. It is unknown.
The 1850 Census in Lynn, MA lists George and his family with no mention that he is in California: George W Bean 26 NH Cordmaker [Cordwainer/shoemaker - It definitely says he is 26, but he was not]; Mary A 35 NH; Joseph F 8 MA; George W 6 MA; Celeste A 4 MA; Mary A 7mo MA [John H. Bean, George’s brother, and his family are only a couple pages away from George's family on this census]
The 1851 Lynn Directory which was actually printed at the end of 1850 confirms George is the one in California with listing of "George W. Bean 72 Vine (California)" but sadly, George had passed away just about the time this directory was going to print. The Boston Daily Atlas Tuesday, Feb. 11 1851 Issue 190 Column G Death Notices: in San Francisco, Dec 31st, Jacob D. Clark, of Boston, 25; 29th, John Wheeler of Boston, 23; GEORGE W BEAN of Mass.” Also see the Feb 21 1851 issue of the Barre Gazette: Headline: Later from California. Arrival of the Georgia; Article Type: News/Opinion; Volume: XVII; Issue: 38; Page: ; Location: Barre, Massachusetts Death in San Francisco: "George W. Bean, Mass, 35, dysentery".
I've often wondered how Mary survived raising young kids as a widow without any identifiable occupation, and yet certainly not "pauper". I suspect John, George’s brother must have helped her, but speculate when I say…it’s possible John & George had devised a plan for riches together, and when George died out there, it left John with the guilt and responsibility of George's family. There was never a will or administration in Essex County for George.
Mary can be found over the rest of the decade in these records: The 1854 Lynn Directory lists Mary A. Bean, widow, house foot Vine and the 1855 Mass Census in Lynn shows Mary A. Bean a38; Joseph F. Bean a12; George Bean a11; Charlotte A. Heale a3 [no idea who?]; Celestia A. Bean a8; Mary A. Bean a5. 1858 Lynn Directory Mary A. Bean, widow, foot Vine St.
Over the next decade she can be found in these records:
The 1860 Census in Lynn, MA: Mary A Bean a45 (Head) b: NH; Joseph F Bean a18 b: Ma Laborer; George W Bean a16 b: Ma; Celeste A Bean a13 b: Ma; Mary A Bean a10 b: Ma.
The 1860 Lynn Directory shows Mary A. Bean, widow, house at 97 Commercial.
The 1865 Mass Census we find Mary in Lynn which clearly not only confirms Joseph’s name change to Benjamin, but also connects Mary to her sister Jemima: Mary A Bean a48 wd b: NH; Benj F. Bean a21 Musician b: Ma; Geo W. Bean a19 shoemaker; Celestia Bean a17 b: Ma shoefitter; Mary A. Bean a15 b: Ma; Jemima Currier a39 wd b: NH; Jos M Currier a13 boxmaker b: Ma; Melvin P Currier a11; Ella F. Currier a9.
The 1867 Lynn Directory Mary A. Bean, widow, Neptune, corner south ; Geo W [Jr] is on 3 Essex in Lynn [Benj F.isn't listed].
The 1870 Census Mary is in Haverhill, MA with her daughter Celestia Haseltine, but by the 1880 Census she is back in Lynn, MA: Mary Bean age 64 widow NH NH NH & Alice Bean age 28 daug widow MA NH NH. She remained in Lynn for the remainder of her life and can be found on the 1890 Lynn Directory on 305 Summer St.
Mary died Apr 1, 1893 age 77 in Lynn, Ma of consumption. The record states widow of George W. & daughter of Samuel & Mary, although the latter is incorrect (NEHGS). She is buried in Pinegrove Cemetery, Lynn, MA on Fuchia Path lot 56. Her grave is unmarked but she & Mary Alice are buried between Foote and Severance markers. Essex County probate doesn't have a will or admin for her either. I did not find an obit in the Derry News, GenealogyBank.com, or on the external databases with NEHGS.
Children of George W. Bean Sr & Mary A. Rand were:
1. Joseph F. Bean aka Benjamin F. Bean born about Aug 1843-44. I haven't found a record of his birth. “Joseph” is last noted in 1860, age 18. He doesn't appear to have enlisted, but there are other Jos. F Bean's that did. He seems to have completely disappeared after 1860, but it is that he began to use the name Benjamin Franklin Bean as is documented in his marriage record: Benjamin Franklin Bean son of George W. and Mary A Bean born about 1844 who married (a21) Aug 2, 1865 Emma Maria Williams d of Geo W & Hannah E. Williams in Lynn, he is a musician. Emma was born May 29 1845 in Lynn, MA (NEHGS).
He is not on the name change list for Massachusetts Name Changes between 1780-1892. There is no evidence of another child named Benjamin born to George W. & Mary Bean of Lynn. Just in double checking the 1850 & 1860 census there is no Benj Bean b: 1842-1846 in Massachusetts which supports at that time he was known as Joseph F. Bean. Benj/Joseph doesn't seem to have enlisted in the Civil War, only his Uncle Benj F. Bean of Roxbury. No birth is found on NEHGS under Benjamin either.
The following records can be found for him under "B. Frank" or Benjamin F." :
1863 Lynn Directory Benjamin F. heeler b. 96 Broad
1865 Lynn Directory -he resides with his brother George on Prospect St. heeler
1869 Lynn Directory Benj F. musician, h. 11 Lincoln
1870 Census He is listed under "Rean" in Lynn Ward 3 on Ancestry; Benj F. a26
Musician b: MA; Emma a25 Keeping house b. MA; Walter a1 b. MA
1871 Lynn Directory B. Frank, musician * salesman, 173 Market h. 9 So Common
Nov 19, 1872 Benjamin F. Bean of Lynn, MA applies for patent# 160298 which is
a new type of necktie supporter. (see pdf)
1873 Lynn Directory B. Frank, musician, h. 9 So Common
1875 Lynn Directory B. Frank, musician, h. 14 Blossom
1876 Lynn Directory B. Frank, musician, house rear 18 Green
1878 & 1880 Directories - He has the same address as his mother: B. Frank, musician,
h. 44 Wheeler
1880 Census they are in San Francisco CA he is a musician with son Walter F. b: 1869
1882 Lynn Directory states B. Frank "removed to California".
1889 San Francisco Directory Frank B. Bean 310 Mason, musician, Morosco's Ampitheatre,
1900 Census San Fran. There is a Frank and Emily M. but birth years are all mixed up
1ch/1lv, says he was born Aug 1850; She was born May 1852; married 30yrs, no Walter
listed; He was b. MA. Parents b. NH & NH; she was b: in MA, parents b. MA & MA,
he is a musician.
1900 he was on the registered voters list in Prec 8 of San Fran - doesn't seem to be after
1910 Census they are in LA with son Walter and her mother, 5ch/1lv. He is a professor
1920 Census He and his wife are gone presumably died, but his son Walter is listed
with a wife – no children.
1930 Census I could not find Walter listed. Children of Benjamin & Emma:
i. Alice Maria Bean b: Dec 21, 1865 d: Dec 30, 1865 in Lynn, Ma (NEHGS)
ii. Walter F. Bean was born to Benj & Emma Dec 8, 1868 in Lynn (NEHGS).
1920 Walter is married to Elsie B. ------ in Los Angeles, California and they
are living on Sunset Blvd in LA
iii. May Bean (triplet) b: Sep 10, 1871 in Lynn, Ma d. Sep 12 1871 (NEHGS)
iv. Ida Bean (triplet) b: Sep 10, 1871 in Lynn, Ma d. Sep 12 1871 (NEHGS)
v. Ada Bean (triplet) b: Sep 10, 1871 in Lynn, Ma d. Sep 12 1871 (NEHGS)
2. George W. Bean Jr. was born July 23 1844-5, (stone 1844). I haven't found a birth record. He married Malvina D. Brackett on Jan 29, 1865 in Lynn, Ma. She was born in Maine about Aug 1845 (stone 1843). He died Nov 20 1916 of chronic heart disease (FS). He was 72y 3m 28d & was buried on Nov 22, 1916 according to Pinegrove Cemetery records. She died 1927 (per stone) age 83y 6m 2d per cemetery. She was buried on Mar 4, 1927 according to Pinegrove Cemetery records. Their burial location is on Oxials Path near Paulowina Ave, lot 51 in Pinegrove Cemetery, Lynn, MA (see photo) Hattie B Smith of Lynn (his daughter) was his Admin. docket # 127523 1917 - have not seen original record, just the summary.
George W Bean Jr. can be located after 1860 in the following records:
1863 Lynn Directory - George, shoemaker, b. 28 Almont
1865 Lynn Directory George, shemaker b. at Prosepect - same address as Benj. F. Bean
1867 Lynn Directory pg 36 shows GW Bean (Jr) Shoefinisher house 3 Essex
1869 Lynn Directory GW shoefinisher 6 Willow h. Essex
1870 Census- Lynn, Ma George W Bean Jr is at a boarding house with Albert Staples
– I think it says he was married but no Melvina to be found.
1871 Lynn Directory George W. shoemaker h. 21 Johnson (274 Essex)
1873 Lynn Directory George W. brds. 6 Lloyd
1875 Lynn Directory George W. shoemaker h. 4 Lloyd
1876 Lynn Directory George W. shoemaker h. 349 Boston
1878 Lynn Directory George W. shoemaker h. 349 Boston
1880 Lynn Directory George W. shoemaker h. 77 Lynnfield
1880 Census George W Jr. a35 MA NH NH; Malvina D. a35 ME ME ME;
Florence M a14 ME MA ME; Hattie a4 MA MA ME; Mary C. a2 MA MA ME
1882 Lynn Directory - He is listed but I don't have details at the moment
1890 Directory George W Bean is listed as a shoemaker 143 Lynnfield St,
1900 Census- 143 Lynnfield St Lynn, Ma: Geo W Bean Jr a55 b. July 1845 m 35yrs;
Malvina D. a55 b. Aug 1845 3ch/2liv; Hattie G. dau b. Nov 1875; George Shirley
Duntley Bean grndson b. June 1889 (son of Florence)
1910 Census Geo W. Bean Jr a65 m45y Malvina a65 3ch/2lv
George W. Bean Jr. & Malvina had:
i. Florence M. Bean born in 1865 (per stone), Naples, ME married Joseph Duntley,
son of George S & Ellen Duntley. Florence died Apr 7,1894 of consumption
age 28. She is buried with her parents.
a. George Shirley Duntley born June 5, 1889. Married Lillian Francis
Davis dau of Charles M. Davis & Mabel E. Mills on Feb 20 1909
in Prov RI. He died 1919 (per stone) He is buried with his
grandparents & mother.
b. Florence Duntley born Jan 1 1888 died Jan 8 1888 of Asplexia
ii. Hattie G Bean born Nov 1875. She married Sep 9 1908 Thomas M. Smith son
of Richard P. Smith and Isabella D. McDougal. In Lynn 1910 (Nextdoor to
George & Melvina) & 1920.
iii. Mary C Bean born about 1878 married on Sep 7 1897 Elmer French son of
John C & Matilda French
3. Celestia Ann Bean b: Sept 2, 1846 in Lynn, Ma See previous blog post
4. Mary “Alice” Bean born Feb 28, 1850 on Vine St. in Lynn, Ma - Alice’s birth record Feb 28, 1850 states Mary was born in Chester and Geo was born in Poplin. Alice married Joseph N. Chase son of Joseph R. Chase & Jane M. Hoyt b: a1844 in NH/MA on Jun 12 1869 in Lynn, MA (FS). She died Mar 22 1888 in Lynn, MA of peritonitis, a 34y3m. It states she is married, but they appear to have been separated. She is buried with her mother but unmarked. According to her death record, she was born Dec 24 1853, but this is incorrect. Joseph & Mary Alice did not seem to have children.
1869 Lynn Directory - Joseph, channeller, rear 65 Union
1871 Lynn Directory - Joseph N. channeller, brds 1 Tremont
1873 - no Joseph
1875 - no Joseph
1870 Census- Lynn, Ma: Joseph N. Chase a26 shoemaker born Ma; Alice M. Chase
a20 shoe stitcher born Ma
1876 Lynn Directory Joseph N. Chase, clerk 15 Central ave rooms 53 do
1878 Lynn Directory - Not listed
1880 Census-Lynn, Ma: Mary Bean a64 NH NH NH; Alice Bean a28 dau
MA NH NH
1880 Census - Epping, NH? Joseph N. Chase, b: a1840 in NH (doesn't say for parents)
married, shoemaker, (no wife listed) boarding w/ Mary E. Cass/Carr a46, William E. a18
1885 Lynn Directory - Joseph N. Chase, shoemaker, brds 133 Western Ave
1886 Lynn Directory - not listed
1888 Lynn Directory- not listed
1889 Lynn Directory - not listed
1890 Lynn Directory 2 "Joseph N." Ins agent, boards 6 Putnam place & the other
boards 19 Lander
Veterans Home in Maine: Joseph N. Chase in military Civil war records from
Newburyport, Ma & Lynn, Ma in - states he was single, Enlistment Aug 22, 1862 in
Newburyport, MA, prvt, Co A Reg 8 Disc Aug 7, 1863 to NH; reason for discharge
end of term; disability rheumination & heart disease - contracted June 1, 1863 in
Roanoke, CA, Born Newburyport, Ma hgt 5'4" drk complx; brn eyes; drk hair,
Occ - agent; Res. after discharge Lynn, Ma First admitted June 6, 1896 a54 Date
of death March 5, 1917 Cardiac Hypotrophy and dialation, Buried at Home Cemetery
grave 3511 (Veteran's Home) Sect K Row 6 #1 Charles M. Chase of Lynn, Ma is his
brother rec'd cash from estate 11.05; Next of kin: Mrs John H. Cook – niece, Seth N.
Chase, Jos R. Chase, Symon[?] Billard, all of Lynn, Ma [?]
Thriller Thursday - The Murder of Nancy (Shaw) Bean by her Husband Richard Bean Jr. of Brentwood, NH Feb 14 1841
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1841 Paper: Haverhill Gazette (Haverhill, MA) Volume: XXI Issue: VIII Page: 2 "An extra from the Exeter News Letter reports the murder of Mrs Bean, aged 60, wife of Richard Bean of Brentwood by her husband, the 14th inst ---RUM
impelled him to do the deed"
A further article published Feb 24 1841 in the New Hampshire Sentinel states:
"On Saturday afternoon, the 14th inst. Mrs Bean, wife of Richard Bean, of Brentwood, went home from a neighbor's, where she had spent a few days, as a nurse, and was to return again after supper. Bean was intoxicated and abusive. A neighbor who happened in there, asked her to go home to his family, as he thought she would not be safe with her husband. She declined going, and said that, after supper, she would go back to take care of the sick woman. The neighbor departed, and left Bean and his wife in the house alone. The next morning, as the same man was passing by Bean's, he saw Mrs Bean lying dead within a few feet of the door. He immediately called one or two of the neighbors, and returned to the scene of blood.--after waiting a while near the house, they saw Bean was within, and called to him. He came to the door, and they asked him who that was? pointing to the body. He said he supposed it was his wife. They inquired how she was killed, and why he had not carried her into the house? He said he did not know anything about it--he had only been to the door for a handful of wood, and had not seen his wife since Thursday. She was carried in, and a coroner sent for, but the only two coroners in the neighborhood were unable to attend.
A physician examined the body. It was much beat about the head; the nose was broken in, and a large wound was under the left eye. It appears that about six rods from the house there must have been a severe struggle. The snow looked somewhat as if a horse had laid down and rolled there. Some articles of Mrs Bean's dress were found there, and at three other places between that and the house. Two large clubs were seen near the door and probably destroyed. She was perhaps killed on the spot where the attack was made upon her, and dragged by her murderer to the spot where she was found--but it is no more probable that, being stunned and mortally wounded, she endeavored to return to the house, and fell and died before reaching it. She was about 60 years of age. Bean has for many years intemperate and abusive; but not withstanding his cruelty, his wife cleaved to him, labored hard for his support, and declined the invitations of her children, (some of whom are respectable and doing well in the world) to take up her abode, and make her home, with them. She believed that her duty was to tod on and suffer with her husband, rather than to secure a comfortable support for herself, by forsaking him. She did toil on and suffer till her sun went down in blood. Exeter News Letter. "
On Sept 18 1841 the State of New Hampshire sentenced him to 30 days solitary, followed by hard labor for the rest of his natural life.
Nancy (Shaw) Bean was murdered by Richard Bean Jr of Brentwood, NH Feb 14 1841 in Brentwood, NH. They had been married on Feb 6 1801 (NHVR) & lived in Brentwood, NH during their life together, parenting several children including at least 4 daughters Hannah, Eliza, Clara & Sophia. Richard & Nancy can be found on several deeds in Rockingham County. One of which is to Obadiah Bean (my 4x great grandfather) Jun 15 1811 #197-110 in which Richard Jr sells him a place he had built to make nails. Both "Richard Bean Jr of Brentwood" & Nancy his wife, can be found having both signed on RC Deed# 203-381. Richard Bean Jr was the son of Richard Bean & Mary Gove whose family will be discussed in further detail in the Surname Saturday blog on Dec 13 2014. Richard Jr's grandfather, Jeremiah Bean, was my 6th great grandfather.
I will be posting further information I gathered from the Criminal Court Case #19732 & his Mitt File soon, but I have just realized there is another domestic violence file#19516 that I need to look at. From 19732, it seems he pled what would be considered "No Contest" today. In it it doesn't seen there was a big trial
UPDATE: In the process of trying to locate a record of his death which seemed certain he died in the New Hampshire State Prison, and was not the Richard Bean who died in Lowell, MA in 1849, I came across another blog that states he was pardoned by Gov Samuel Dinsmoor November 1849. Thanks for the tip Granite Gallows Blogger! It seems Richard likely died shortly thereafter Dec 3 1849 in Gray's Alley, Lowell, MA a 72y 6m 22d of Old Age. I'm currently in search of the pardon record.
John C. Haseltine was born on Jan 27 1847 in Manchester, NH the son of Simon Haseltine/Haselton & Clarissa Young (Click for more). He was raised in the small community of North Chester, NH and on Aug 22 1867 in Haverhill, Ma he married Celestia A. Bean, born 2 Sep 1846 in Lynn, Ma, daughter of George W. Bean & Mary Ann Rand. He likely had known Celestia most his life even though they seemingly lived so far apart, because her mother had been raised in the same small neighborhood and her grandfather had remained there.
They lived in several locations during their early marriage including Derry, Candia, Raymond & Chester, NH, as well as Haverhill, MA before settling in Salem, NH just after the turn of the century. Deeds with his name can be found regarding Chester, NH in Rockingham County Deeds between the years of 1881-1885. It seems this property was about 5 acres in size and did not contain a dwelling house.
John was in the shoe industry and later a Laborer in the dairy industry. Their home in Salem, NH was located on the left side of Granite St if coming from RT 97. Further property records can be found in the Rockingham County NH Registry of Deeds.
In 1893 Celestia sues George S. Smith of Haverhill for slander, but unfortunately I don't know much else at the moment. One could check the Haverhill Bulletin in the Haverhill Public Library Archives for March 25, 1893 to get more details. I couldn't find it in the gazette. Just as a side note this was about the same time her Mom passed away.
John died in Salem, NH on Jan 26 1938 in Salem, NH according to the Salem Annual Report, and was buried in an unmarked grave in Burrough's/North Chester Cemetery on Smith Rd Chester, NH. Celestia was buried with him after passing away in Salem at the age of 93 on Jul 5 1939.
John & Celestia had the following children:
1. Mary "Alice" Haseltine was born Sept 5, 1868 in Chester (NHVR-B) and married George P. Cross, son of Joseph & Ruth Cross on Jan 9, 1893 (NHVR-M). George P. was b: Jan 1827 and had previously been married on Feb 7 1866 to Josephine/Julia Woodbury b: Oct 1841, dau of Isaiah Woodbury & Sarah Gardner. George & Julia had a son named George Milton Cross b: Feb 1867.
In 1880 Julia/Josephine and her son George M. are with her parents. On the 1900 census it states Alice & Geo Sr have been married 10 yrs. Josephine is listed two doors down as the head of the household and divorced. George M Cross is listed in both households as "S" for single. George P. and Alice have 2 young daughters Ruth a7 & Hattie a3.
Josephine/Julia died Oct 1 1901 (states "George P. Cross and divorced") and George P died Apr 1 1901. that record shows he was definitely married but does not name his wife.
Alice & her “step-son” George Milton Cross who was actually her age, go to Manhattan and marry May 7 1902, and on the 1910 census it states Alice is married to the younger George M. and has been for 18yrs, 5ch/4lv, the later of which is clearly not true.
1920 they are both in Salem with Harriet, Elsie & George. Alice died of appendicitis on July 12 1927 in Lawrence, MA age 57y,10 m & 3d, b: Sep 5, 1869 (NHVR-D). The 1930 Census lists George M. as a widower & living with Elsie a26 who is listed as his daughter. George Milton Cross died Dec 2 1941 in Salem, NH record says his wife was Alice Hazelton; parents George P. Cross & Josephine Woodbury.
Alice & George P. Cross had:
i. Ruth Cross b: Nov 20 1893 Salem- says father "George P." (NHVR-B)
m: James W Fielding
Aug 18 1915 Salem, NH (NHVR-M)
ii. Harriet A. Cross b: May 15 1897 Salem, NH says father "George P." (NHVR-B)
iii. Marian Cross Jun 16 1899 Salem, NH says "George P." (NHVR-B) d: Sep 4 1899
says "George P." (NHVR-D)
Alice & George M. Cross had:
iv. Elsie E. Cross b: a1903 - no birth record found
v. George A. Cross b: a1905- no birth record found m: Florence E. Sweetser
on Oct 23 1926 in Salem, NH says father "George M." (NHVR-M)
2. Oscar Haseltine was born about June 1870 in Haverhill, MA according to his death record when he died on Jan 27 1876 age 5yrs & 6mo in Derry of Intermittent pneumonia (NHVR-D).However I highly suspect his birth record lists him as Frank A. Haseltine born Sept 9 1870 in Haverhill, MA (MVR-B)
3. Ernest Costello Haseltine about Jan 1877 Click Link
4. Unnamed infant – was b: Nov 8 1877 in Raymond, NH & died shortly thereafter on Nov 17 1877 in Raymond of Eclampsia. The mother is mistakenly recorded as Mary.
5. Fred Haseltine was born Dec 17 1878 in Candia, NH and recorded as “Infant –no name”. They resided in Candia at the time (NHVR-B). He died at 8 months old of canker on Neptune St. in Lynn, Ma on Sept 15, 1879 (MVR-D)
6. Alonzo Carleton Haseltine was born in Jun 27, 1880 in Lynn, MA (MVR-B). Alonzo first married about 1915 -1916 Mary Ann (Connelly) Durocher who was born in Lynn, MA. She was the widow of Harold J Durochers who she had married Dec 9 1910 in Lynn, Ma. He died about 1915. Harold was the son of Joseph O. Durrocher & Sarah J. Connor according to their marriage record. Alonzo married Mary A. (Connelly) Durocher on Apr 15 1917 in Haverhill, MA (MVR_M) and in the 1919 Lynn Directory Alonzo is listed as married to Mary A. as well. Mary died January 13 1919 in Lynn, Ma of influenza with bronchial pneumonia. She is buried in st Joseph’s in Lynn, MA.
Harold & Mary had:
John Edward Durocher b: May 23 1913 in Lynn, Ma (NEHGS). John continued to live with his Step-grandparents John & Celestia Hazeltine until after 1930, perhaps even until their deaths later in the decade. He went on to enlist in the Navy during WWII & marry Antoniet T. He died Nov 17 1971 in Boston, MA and was buried in Andover, MA with a
military marker. Antoniet was b. Jan 23 1917 in Massachusetts & died Jan 20 2000 in
Margaret W. Durocher b: Aug 30 1914 Lynn (NEHGS) d: Jan 31 1915 Lynn (NEHGS)
Alonzo took John in as his own and then Alonzo & Mary had the following children:
i. Hazel Haseltine b: a1916 (d: btn 2008-14) m: _______Perry of Florida
ii. Pearl C. Haseltine b: a1918 d: May 12 2012 m: Raymond Brown m: Ralph Newhall of Lynn & Danvers, MA
iii. Albert C. Haseltine b: Nov 14 1918 d: Aug 13 2010. He lived in Lawrence, MA
The 1920 Census lists John, Pearl & Albert as grandchildren in the household of John & Celestia Haseltine. It is unknown where Hazel was at this time, but she was not listed on the census with the others. Perhaps she was just mistakenly left off. Alonzo is listed alone in Lynn, Ma at the time as a lodger and married.
I know by 1925, Alonzo had married Celina (Canney, Christy or Carpenter) but no record has been found & the births of their children have not been released yet either. From the Lynn Directory we can see that in 1920, 1921, & 1923 he listed in the Lynn Directory without a wife listed …Celina is listed in 1925 (I did not check 1924). Perhaps she was just left out in error as it would seem Alonzo & Celina were likely married about 1920.
Alonzo & Celina had:
iv. Mildred M. “Millie” Haseltine b: 1921 (d: btn 2008-14) m: _________Petrillo of Saugus,
v. Female Haseltine b: 1922 Living in July 2014
vi. Oscar F. Haseltine b: a1925 d: July 19 2014. He lived in Salem, NH.
vii. Female Haseltine b: 1927 Living in July 2014
viii. Walter C. Haseltine b:a1928 d: Feb 28 2008 in Haverhill, Massachusetts
Alonzo died Feb 28, 1960 at the age of 79 and he is buried in Smith Road Cemetery in North Chester, NH. His wife is marked there and also in Pinegrove Cemetery, Salem, NH.
7. Bertha M Haseltine ‘s birth was recorded without a name on Aug 13 1882 in Derry, NH (NHVR-B). She married George L. Day b: 1878 Kennebunk, ME, son of Charles L. Day & Mary E. Wildes on Dec 22, 1900 in Haverhill, Ma (MVR-M) The marriage record also confirms she was born in Derry, NH. On the 1910 Census in Lynn, MA she is listed as "Maude B." Day married 9 yrs.
i. Oscar Day b: a1904
ii. Irene Day b: a1909
8. Frank A. Haseltine b: Nov 11, 1886 d: Nov 12 1886 in Lynn, Ma of deficient vitality, mother listed as Sylvia born in Lynn, Fa listed as John C. born in Manchester, NH, no street in Lynn listed
9. Fred Haseltine was born on Jun 26 1888 in Salem, NH (NHVR-B). He also died as a baby & was the 9th child per his birth record.
10. Alberto "Burt" Forrest Haseltine was born in Jun 12 1887-1889 but no birth record has been found. His WWI Draft states: Jun 12 1890; His WWII Draft states: Jun 12 1887. The 1900 Census in Salem, NH states June 1889. He died June 18, 1942 age 54. He married Hattie Cavanaugh on Jul 9, 1909 in Lawrence (MVR-M). She was born in Lawrence. She is buried in Lawrence Immaculate Cemetery and he is buried in Pinegrove, Salem, NH.
Burt & Hattie had:
i. Irene Haseltine 1909-1909 (NHVR-D)
ii. Fred Haseltine who died 1 hr old in 1910 (NHVR-D)
iii. Alice May Haseltine was born in Jul 7 1911 at the Rockingham Race Track in
Salem, NH where her father was a caretaker, she having told the writer’s mother
herself. She lived a long life and the writer also remembers her. She married
Alfio "Fred" Sapienza b. Nov 19 1906 in Lawrence son of Antonio Sapienza & Guiseppina Petralia.
Fred & Alice married Feb 19 1928 in Salem, NH. Fred died Feb 26 1995 and at the time they had
been married 67 years. Alice died May 21 2003 in Haverhill, MA at the
age of 91.
They had one son:
1. Anthony “Tony” Sapienza who was a noted teacher & runner in
Massachusetts. He suddenly died right after winning a race in Haverhill,
MA during Mar 1987.
11. Pearl C Haseltine was born in Jan 20 1890 in Salem, NH (NHVR). Pearl m: Leon Drowns in Haverhill, Ma on Mar 4, 1911, she listed as b: & resides in Salem, NH as a packer. Her father is named as John but her mother is curiously noted as "Mary Stevens". His parents are listed as Paskel Downs & Alice Burnes. He was b: 1889 in Burlington, VT. The 1920 Census shows them in Haverhill and the 1923 Directory for Haverhill shows them as well. She died in Lawrence, Ma Dec 1980 which mistakenly lists her birth as Jan 20 1891. I did not find Leon or Pearl between 1923-1940 when they are on the US Census for Lawrence, MA.
Pearl & ?? Harlow
i. Earle Carlton Harlow b: Jun 20 1907 no father listed or information about a father; mo: named as Pearl C. Haseltine born in Salem., NH (MVR-B). Then there is a Grand Lodge
Masons Membership Card on NEHGS for Earl Carlton Harlow granted membership in
1937. It says he is an operative, lives in Lawrence, b: June 20 1905. He died Jun 30 1976
in Lawrence, MA.
Pearl & Leon had:
ii. Charlie Drowns - stillborn d: Dec 16 1911 Salem, NH (NHVR-D)
Sourcing not clearly listed in text:
NEHGS - New England Historical Genealogical Society
MVR – Massachusetts Vital Records B = Birth Record; m= Marriage Record; D=Death Record
NHVR – New Hampshire Vital Records B = Birth Record; m= Marriage Record; D=Death Record
CR – Cemetery Record at the specific cemetery named
CS – Hilldale Cemetery Survey – Complete survey of grave markers by Amylynne Baker-Santagate in progress 2013 -2014.
RCNH Deeds – Rockingham County, NH Registry of Deeds
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