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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Andrew Bean was born in St. Francois County, Mo., December 22, 1839, and is a son of John and Rachel (McFarland) Bean. The former, a native of North Carolina, was a cabinet-maker by trade, and also carried on merchandising. Andrew was the fourth in a family of seven children, and was reared on a farm in his native county. He came to Washington County in 1858, and was employed in a store in Irondale four years. He went to Caledonia in 1872, and engaged in milling, under the firm name of Cromer, Bean & Hutching, which business claimed his attention five years. He then sold out to George T. Harvey, and engaged in the sawmill business, under the firm name of Bean & Casey. They find a ready sale for all the lumber they manufacture. Mr. Bean married Miss Lucinda Yeargain October 4, 1860. She was born in St. Francois County. Of the eight children born to their union three are living, viz.: Lewis, Elmer and Ettie.

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