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Russell D Bean 1895-1984(Wadestown WV),
ShawMarie Butler-Cox
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My Grandfather is John S Bean 1918-2000 (moved to NM died there), his father is Russell D Bean 1895-1984(Wadestown WV), his father Henry Bean unsure of the dates(WV).

Do you have any history on them? I would be SOOOOOOO happy if you helped me with them.  

ShawMarie Butler-Cox
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RE: Russell D Bean 1895-1984(Wadestown WV),
Erin Kelley
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I am not sure what information you already have so I'll just list everything I found for your Bean family.

Here are the Census records I located for your family.  They are all taken in Battelle, Monongalia, West Virginia         

1900 Census:

Head of household: Henry E Bean birth June 1867; born in West Virginia - Both his parents were born in West Virginia

Arwina Bean born June 1873 in West Virginia; both parents born in West Virginia

Russell D Bean age 4

Jessie L Bean age 2

Also Henry's brother, Robert L Bean age 31 is living with them


1910 Census

Henry with Arwina (mispelled as Armena)

Children:  Russell 14, Jesse 12, Jasper 8 Cora 6 and Henry's brother Robert age 41

1920 Census 

Russell is already gone.  The remaining children are Jesse L age 22, Jasper age 17, Cora G age 16 and Snyde (son) age 10.  Robert is still living with Henry, his age is 51.

 I think Henry died post 1930.

I tried attaching Russell Dee Bean's military drafts for both WWI and WWII but they were to large for inclusion.

Okay...so with the information about Henry and Robert I was ready to find Henry Ellis Bean's parents in the 1870 census.

This is in Paw Paw, Marion, West Virginia

Head of household: Joseph Bean born about 1838 in Virginia

Wife Nancy Jane Bean born 1849 in Virginia

Henry Ellis Bean age 3

Robert L Bean age 1

There is also a male as D Bean age 21 on the record. Probably a brother to Joseph.


I hope this helps.  If you want images of the actual draft cards with your grandfather's handwriting let me know and I'll get you my direct email since the site won't support the file.


Erin Kelley
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