Wednesday, April 29, 2020

1864/1865 Payments on Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier George E. Bean; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

George E. Bean (1846-1903), age 19, serving in the Third Maine Battery: payments made in 1864 and 1865 to his parents in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 6 - with John T. Garnett sharing the lower portion of the page - in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments made on behalf of:
  • Luther F. Bean, age 44; father
  • Eliza M. Bean, age 40; mother

George E. Bean was born 26 October 1846 in Robbinston, Maine, son of Luther F. Bean and Eliza M. (Trott) Bean.  He enlisted in the First Regiment of Artillery Volunteers on 24 December 1863 - putting a crimp in the holidays at home, no doubt.  He mustered in the Third Battery at Belfast, Maine, on January 1, 1864 and mustered out at Augusta, Maine, on 17 June 1865.

After the war, Bean worked as a stevedore in Calais, Maine. He died there on 26 May 1903.

If you have information on the family of George E. Bean, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The ledger measures about 13" by 8" by 1/2" and contains entries for almost 50 families and many pages of other financial transactions. About half of the 178 numbered pages have entries. The ledger is missing its covers; the first page of what remains is shown below.

Soldiers and sailors listed in the ledger
  • The numbers in parentheses indicate specific pages in the ledger.
  • Many of the men listed below were born in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and may have returned to Canada after the War.  See the map below to see how close New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were, particularly in the Age of Sail.
  • If you have information on any of the men listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The List, Alphabetized

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