Fourth Generation


107. Ada Isibelle DENNIS was born on 28 February 1877 in Jackson County, Tennessee.21,24 She died on 20 July 1947 at the age of 70. She was buried in Burris Cemetery, Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee.51

But then there is also an Ada Dennis Bean who married George R. Bean - they are buried in the Burris cemetery where Isibelle's parents and sister Minda are buried. Ada Dennis Bean was born 1878, died 1947. A family tree on Ancestry seemed to have been posted by a descendant.

1910 Census. Civil Dist 15, Putnam, TN, Hh 95
George R. Bean, 34, married 16 years, b. KY, farmer
Ader B., wife, 33, 7 children - all living
Deller S., dau, 13
Vona M., dau, 12
James T., son , 10
Otha C., son, 7
Dora B., dau, 4
Lena G., dau, age 2

1920 Census. Civil Dist 10, Jackson, TN, Hh 120
George Bean, 43. Ada, wife, 42.
Ella , dau, 25. Della, dau, 23. Mae, dau, 21. Tom, son 19. Othie, son, 16. Dora, dau 14. Lena, dau 12. Viola, dau, 6. Vola, dau, 3 years, 2 months.

1930 census. Civil Dist 10, Jackson, TN, Hh 65
George R. Bean, 53. Ader B., wife, 53. Married at 19
Limonds G., dau (Lena), age 22.
Otha C., son, 27, married at 25
Mattie, dau-in-law, 21, married at 19
Viola, dau, 15. Voler F., dau, 13.

1940 Census. Putnam, TN, Hh 236
George Bean, 64, b. KY
Ada, 63, b. TN
Lena, 31

Tennessee Death Certificate #15708
Ada Bell Bean died 20 Jul 1947, Cookeville, Putnam Co, TN. She was born 28 Feb 1877, Jackson Co, TN and was married to George Robert Bean. She died of a coronary thrombosis (heart attack). Her parents listed as LeeRoy Dennis and Mary Bean - both born in Jackson Co, TN. Vola F. Holloway was the informant. Ada was buried Burris Cemetery, Cookeville,

Ada Isibelle DENNIS and George Robert BEAN were married on 29 August 1894 in Jackson County, Tennessee. George Robert BEAN, son of Ezekiel BEEN and Lucinda JEFFERIES, was born on 13 April 1876. He died on 30 January 1957 at the age of 80.

1880 Census. West Litchfield Precinct, Grayson Co, Ky, Hh 384
Ezekial Bean, 34, farmer, b. TN
Julia, 21, wife, b. TN
Sarah E., 9, dau. Thomas 8, son. George, 6, son. Abram, 4, son. All born in Kentucky.

World War I Draft Registration
12 Sep 1918
George Robert Bean, Rt #3, Cookeville, Putnam, TN. Age 42, born 13 Apr 1876. Farmer.
Nearest relative is Ada Bean of the same address.
Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, black hair.

Tennessee Death Certificate 57-01686
George Robert Bean died 30 Jan 1957 of heart disease His address was Rt. 3, Cookeville, Putnam, TN. He was age 80 and widowed. Born 13 Apr 1876 in Kentucky. Wife was Ada Bell Bean. Father was Zeke Bean. Mother unknown. Mrs. Vola Holloway of Cookeville was the informant. George died of heart disease and was buried Burris Cemetery, Jackson Co, TN.

Family is on George Bean's FindAGrave Memorial #82754760

Ada Isibelle DENNIS and George Robert BEAN had the following children:

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Mary Ella BEAN was born on 27 June 1895 in Tennessee. She died on 17 June 1967 at the age of 71. She was buried in Smith Chapel, Bangham, Putnam County, Tennessee.

Married John Bartlett Chaffin (20 Aug 1892 - 16 Dec 1957)

They are buried Smith's Chapel Cemetery, Bangham, Putnam, TN

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Della S. BEAN was born on 5 August 1896 in Tennessee. She died on 12 June 1983 at the age of 86. She was buried in Crest Lawn, Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee.

Della married Merle Harrison Phy (5 May 1895 - 22 Aug 1969)

They are buried Crest Lawn Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam, TN

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Vona Mae BEAN was born on 29 March 1899 in Jackson County,Tennessee. She died on 20 June 1988 at the age of 89.

Married Frank Alexander, b. 1896.

Find A Grave Memorial# 126283513
COOKEVILLE – Funeral services for Vona Mae Alexander, 89, of Cookeville were today, June 22, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial was in Crest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Alexander died Monday (June 20, 1988) in Masters Health Care Center.
Born May 29, 1899, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late George Robert and Ada Dennis Bean.
Mrs. Alexander was a restaurant owner and a member of the Church of Christ.
Her family includes one brother, Tom Bean of Cookeville, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Alexander.

Buried Crest Lawn Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam Co, TN

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James Thomas BEAN was born on 24 November 1900 in Tennessee. He died on 20 February 1992 at the age of 91. He was buried in Smyrna Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee.

Married Minnie A. Gaw (8 Aug 1895 - 28 Jul 1974)

Find A Grave Memorial# 64490362
Tom got his nickname, "Black Tom" because he had black hair. He had an uncle, William Thomas Bean, who apparently also went by Tom, and his hair was red. So he was called "Black Tom" so as to differentiate from his red-headed uncle. His uncle was nicknamed "Red Tom".
Tom was a no-nonsense type of man for the most part. He did enjoy teasing people occasionally and when I was a child and visited him and my grandmother, he would wake me up by poking me with his cane. I'm still not sure if he just thought I should get up or if he was just happy we were there, but he always seemed happy when he did it.
Tom was a very hard working farmer and believed everyone should work and be honest. He had little tolerance for lazy folks or thieves and would not be shy about letting you know about it. He worked very hard all his life farming but in spite of the hard work had little, like most folks of his time and community.
For a time he went to Detroit, Michigan to work; he also worked for a time in Dayton, Ohio, at Siebenthaler's Nursery. In the days of the depression many from the community traveled north for work of any kind. He also worked at TTU, or Tennessee Polytechnic as it was called then. He was a custodian there.
He had a sharp wit and lived alone for many years after the death of his wife. He looked forward to the van that would pick him up along with other seniors to take him to the grocery or doctor - he enjoyed socializing with the others.
He was a very strong man. As an elderly man he caught himself on fire while burning trash. He lived in a hollow and a passerby saw the fire. He lost parts of some fingers and had a lot of severe burns. For a man of such advanced years it still amazes me that he survived it. He was made of strong stock.
He and my grandmother had a good partnership from all the accounts from his children. My father and his siblings that I asked said they could not remember their parents ever quarreling in front of them.
I don't recall ever seeing him dressed in anything other than his bib overalls. The older I get the more I wish I could talk to him again.


Buried Smyrna Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam, TN.

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Otha Cook BEAN was born on 12 May 1903 in Tennessee. He died on 3 July 1987 at the age of 84.52 He was buried in Smyrna Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee.

Wife was Mattie J. Maxwell (28 Feb 1909 - 24 Jul 1979), daughter of James G. Maxwell and Pearlie Henley. They were married 20 Aug 1928, Overton, TN

Otha Bean
Cookeville
Funeral services for Otha C. Bena, 84, of Cookeville were today, July 6, at 2 pm in the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home with burial in Smyrna Cemetery.
Mr. Bean died Friday (July 3, 1987) in Masters Health Care Center after suffering from an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late George and Ada Dennis Bean.
Mr. Bean was a farmer.
His family includes two sons, Freddie and Charles Bean, both of Cookeville; one sister Mae Alexandra of Cookeville; one brother Tom Bean of Cookeville and two grandchildren.
Mr. Bean was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Jean Bean.
Pallbearers were Bob Bean, Bill Holloway, Ben Chaffin, John Allen, Elmer Roberts, and Jerry Rector.
Bro. Clarence DeLoach officiated.

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Dora Belle BEAN was born on 13 June 1905 in Tennessee. She died on 14 November 1982 at the age of 77.

Married Claude William Allen, b. 27 Jul 1902, d. 3 Nov 1991. They were married 27 Aug 1922, Putnam Co, TN.

Find A Grave Memorial# 55418984
Buried Smiths Chapel Cemetery, Bangham, Putnam Co, TN, with Claude.

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Lena G. BEAN was born on 19 November 1908 in Tennessee. She died on 18 March 1981 at the age of 72 in Tennessee. She was buried in Burris Cemetery, Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee.

Never married.

Lena and her sister Rosie share a marker, Burris Cemetery, Gainesboro, Jackson, TN.

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Rosie BEAN was born on 26 June 1911 in Tennessee. She died on 14 October 1914 at the age of 3. She was buried in Burris Cemetery, Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee.

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Viola BEAN (private).

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Vola BEAN was born on 6 October 1916 in Tennessee. She died on 3 February 1984 at the age of 67 in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee. She was buried in Burris Cemetery, Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee.

Married name was Holloway. She is buried with a daughter, Linda Fay, (b. 6 Nov 1939, died five days later on 11 Nov 1939)

Vola Holloway
Cookeville- Funeral services for Mrs. Vola F. Holloway, of 357 Highland St. Cookeville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home.
Mrs. Holloway was dead on arrival at Cookeville General Hospital on Friday (Feb, 3, 1984). She was 87.
Burial will be in Burris Cemeteyt in Jackson County. Officiating at today's services will be the Rev. Charles Crain.
Mrs Holloway was a native of Tennessee, daughter of the late George Robert and Ada Bell Dennis Bean.
Her family includes a son, Billy G. Holloway, of the Hanging Limb community; three grandchildrenm Nancy, Chris and Beth Ann Holloway; two brothers Tom Bean of Cookeville and Otha Bean of Algood; and a sister Mrs. Mae Alexander of Cookeville.