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Captain John T. Bean

BEAN, John T., Captain (May 11, 1817 Jan. 18, 1885) Born in Tennessee, John Bean settled near Town Bluff on the Neches River about 1838. During the brief life of the Republic of Texas, he served the Menard District as County Constable (1841-1842). Following statehood for Texas and the creation of Tyler County in 1847, he was appointed as enumerator of the first U.S. Census held in the county in the summer of 1850. He married Narcissa J. Fulgham in 1844, and at the outbreak of the war had five sons and one daughter. He organized Company H (later Co K) of the 13th Texas Cavalry Regiment at Woodville, Texas on March 1, 1862 and commanded the company until the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department at Galveston, Texas in June 1865. He returned to farming in Tyler County and remained active in civic affairs until his death in 1885. Captain Bean was buried in the family cemetery near Colmesneil, Texas.

Source, Thomas Reid

Texans in the Civil War
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