The Banes or Beans

Families of Bucks County are descended from the old Yorkshire family of Baines, the main branch of which have resided at Baines Hall, Knowesthorpe, Yorkshire, for over seven hundred years. According to Burke, the founder of theYorkshire family came from Scotland and located in Yorkshire in1182, and they they as well as the Bayne, Bane, and Bean families, of Scotland, representatives of whom have found their way to America at different periods since 1650, claim descent from Donalbain, son of Duncan, King of Scotland, and brother to Malcolm Canmore, with whom and his son he several times contended for the throne of Scotia, and has been immortalized by Shakespeare in "MacBeth." The Yorkshire family of Baines have been knighted at several different periods and has produced many famous men. Among the earlist converts of George Fox (Quakers) in Yorkshire were Joseph and William Baines of Strangerwaite.

History of Bucks County by Wm. Davis pg. 722

Beans of Bucks County
bulletBayne or Bayn, or Baine, or Bane

ANDREW J. BEAN, boot and shoe manufacturer, P.O. Ottsville, is a grandson of Moses Bean, who was a farmer in NOCKAMIXON, where he died over sixty years ago. His son Henry was born in RICHLAND in 1815, and died in May, 1881. He was a shoemaker, and subsequently a manufacturer. He was a sober, industrious, and intelligent man, who acquired a competence by his own exertions. He was twice married. His first wife was Sarah, daughter of John C. Hager, of NOCKAMIXON township. She was born in 1814, and died in 1857. Their children were Leanna and Alfred (deceased), Mary, Henry, Emeline, Wilson B., Catherine, Julia Ann and Andrew J. Mr. Bean’s second wife was Sarah, daughter of Henry Fretz. She died in April, 1878, leaving three children: Charles Harvey, Erwin and Reuben. Our subject, Andrew J., was born March 28, 1846. He learned his father’s trade, which failing health compelled him to give up for a time. On his marriage he started to manufacture on his own account, combining farming with it. He has built up a good trade, and now employs ten hands. January 4, 1868, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Levi Trauger of DURHAM township. She was born in 1839. They have had five children. Two are deceased: Laura and Bloomy. The survivors are L. Warren, Katie N. and Sue E. Mr. Bean is member of Peace and Union lodge, No. 456, I.O.O.F., of Riegelsville, in which he has passed all the chairs. He and his wife are members of the Nockamixon Lutheran church, of which he is a trustee.  Battle's History of Bucks County


Chapter XXXIX

Biographical Sketches – Nockamixon


…postmaster and merchant, P.O. Nockamixon, was born in 1840.  His father, Jacob, married Elizabeth Trouger, daughter of Jacob Trouger, of this county.  They had nine children, Frank being the fifth son.  Jacob was a tailor by trade, an occupation he followed for some twenty years, after that farming the remainder of his life.  Frank remained at home till he became a young man, and with a good common-school education left home and learned the bricklaying trade, which he followed till 1872, when he located at this place.  In 1871 he was married to Rosa, daughter of Joseph Kiefer, of Northampton county.  No children as yet have blessed this happy union.  Mr. Bean has his establishment well stocked with all kinds of goods found in a country store.  He is a great reader and has quite an extensive




…merchant and manufacturer, P.O. Nockamixon, was born in this township in 1853.  His father, Henry, was born in Richland township, this county, in 1813 and died in 1882.  His first wife was Sarah, daughter of John Hager.  Nine children were born to this union, of whom Wilson was the eighth.  The mother died in 1856.  The father was again married in 1861 to Sarah Fritz, who had four children.  Henry Bean was a shoemaker and followed that business up to the time of his death, doing a wholesale trade, the goods being mostly sold in this county.  Wilson W. learned the trade of his father and keeps an average of fifteen men employed in the manufacture of boots and shoes.  He married Ida, daughter of Josiah Rufe, of this township.  She has borne him two children:  Bertha Estella and Chester Clarence.  Mr. Bean has recently built a handsome new residence near his old home.  He is a member of the Lutheran church and superintendent of the Sabbath school.  In politics he is a democrat.

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