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John R Bean
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  • Birth  25 Apr 1830  Enfield, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I445  bolstridge
    Last Modified  4 Oct 2017 

    Family  Julia A Mathison,   b. Abt 1834 
    Married  7 Jan 1855 
    >1. Mary E Bean,   b. 1855, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1503  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • JOHN R. BEAN, was born Aril 25, 1830, in Enfield, Maine. Attended common schools in Oldtown and Bangor. When still a boy he went on a whaling voyage to the Pacific ocean, which took him around Cape Horn and back to New Bedford, Mass., consuming three years and three months in the cruise. He made two shorter sea voyages and then found employment in a cotton factory at Salmon Falls, New Hampshire. He came to St. Anthony, Minn., in September, 1848, and worked about the saw mills there until the fall of 1849, when in company with John Simpson he made a camp on the island in the Mississippi now called Cloutier?s island about opposite the farm of C.G.Richardson in the town of Ramsey. At this camp a lively trade was carried on with the Winnebago Indians, who had not kept very closely upon their reservation at Long Prairie and were scattered all along the Mississippi above Itaska, and even as far south as the present site of Champlin. In the spring Mr. Bean built a log house on the main land on the present Richardson farm. About 1853 Bean and Simpson made a trading trip to Pembina, where they remained one year. On one occasion Mr. Bean got across the British boundary and was captured by agents of the Hudson Bay Company, but luckily escaped without having his furs confiscated, being put back across the boundary with a warning to trade only south of the forty-ninth parallel. Mr. Bean then lived several years in St. Anthony, working in the sawmills. In 1855 he built a permanent dwelling on the present Richardson farm, where he lived continuously with the exception of eighteen months, until 1870, when he purchased his present home in Anoka, where he has since lived.

      Mr. Bean was married Jan 7, 1855, to Julia A. Mathison. Children: Mary E. (Mrs. William Bolstridge, St. Francis, Minn), Ida E. (Mrs. George L. Rathbun) and Daniel R.


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    1. [S627] See Notes.

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