Robert Bean

Full Name: Robert Bean
Date of birth: April 20, 1839
Date of death: July 30, 1911

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Forestburg / Montague   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Grayson, Hardeman, Knox, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger

(1) Post office Gainesville, Montague County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(2) "Robert Bean returned to Cooke County for a time before relocating to Montague County in 1869 . . . Following his turn at public service Bean resumed his farming activities in Montague County. He resided [t]here until 1901 at which time he returned to Gainesville, Cooke County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) COOKE COUNTY. Gainesville, founded in 1850, has been the county seat since the organization of the county. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) FORESTBURG, TX. "Forestburg is at the intersection of Farm roads 455, 1655, 922, and 677, some fifteen miles southeast of Montague in southeastern Montague County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(5) Gainesville, Montague County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Forestburg, Montague County. "The war over he returned at once to his home and in 1869 he began farming and stock raising in Montague county at Forestburg, about eighteen miles southeast of the city of Montague." A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Lieut. Robert Bean, Volume 20, Number 5, May 1912, p. 235. Death date 7/30/1911 in Gainesville. "He removed from Cooke to the adjoining county of Montague, which he represented in the legislature . . . " Confederate Veteran.
  • BEAN, ROBERT (1839-1911). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Captain Robert Bean, Volume II, pp. 712-713. "While living in Montague county Captain Bean also became a factor in political circles and his ability for leadership and his able service in behalf of the party were recognized in his election as a member of the fourteenth legislature under the Governor Coke administration." A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Robert Bean, Montague County, age 41, born circa 1839 in Arkansas, farmer, wife Amanda.
    Census of 1910 - Robt. Bean, Cooke County, age 72, born circa 1838 in Arkansas, wife Sallie E. FamilySearch. 1880 1910
  • Robt. Bean, birth date 4/20/1839, death date 7/30/1911, burial in Perryman Cemetery, Forestburg, Montague County. Includes photo of Lieut. Robert Bean from Confederate Veteran. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. Robert Bean, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Indian Affairs  
Public Lands and Land Office  

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