Sunday, May 3, 2020

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

John M. Bean, age 32; then serving in Company F of the 6th Regiment; payments made in 1864 and 1865 to his wife and children in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 15 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Henrietta Bean, age 41; wife of John M. Bean - Henrietta (Laskey) Bean
  • Albert A. Bean, age 8; son of John M. Bean
  • John C. Bean, age 7; son of John M. Bean
  • Sarah E. Bean, age 5; daughter of John M. Bean
  • Miles E. Bean, age 1; son of John M. Bean

According to a record in Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918, John M. Bean was born in 1832 and died on 15 September 1905. He enlisted on 9 September 1862 at Augusta, Maine, and was discharged on March 25, 1865 from Company G of the 6th Regiment Infantry, Maine Volunteers.  An additional comment noted that he was wounded on 9 November 1863 and was discharged for disability - apparently not removed from the rolls right away or able to serve in a diminished capacity.

The 1900 US Census of Calais, Maine, notes that John and Henrietta married about 1854.  In 1900, one of their children, Miles E. Bean, an electrician, was still living in his parents' household.

Henrietta (Laskey) Bean, daughter of ship builder Robert Laskey and Henrietta Rebecca (Glazier) Laskey, died on 1 January 1910.

John's death record in Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 notes that he died of a cerebral hemorrhage and that he was the son of Luther Bean and Persis (Stanhope) Bean.  The veterans record cited in the previous paragraph notes that John was buried in Calais, Maine, Section 21, R81, Lot 5.

If you have information on the family of John M. Bean and Henrietta (Laskey) 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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