Gean Family of Chatham County NC

Philip Geane married Mourning Seymore before 1775, and died in 1781 at the Battle of Cane Creek. His parents are uncertain; for more information see the excellent Gean-ealogy site listed below.

Philip and Mourning had two sons, William and John, and a daughter, Mary. The sons are documented in orphans court records in Orange and Chatham counties, and in a pension claim that William made in 1847. John moved to Hickman Co. TN between 1820 and 1830, and later moved to Graves Co. KY.

William Gean married Patsy Yarbrough in 1806 in Orange Co. NC, and remained in North Carolina.

First Generation

Children of William Gean and Patsy Yarbrough
Albert Gean (1808-1877) m. Cynthia Harmon (1809-1868)
Edward R. Gean (d. before 1850) m. Milberry Groce
Elizabeth Gean m. Harlan Beaver
Bird (John Bird) Gean (1814-aft. 1890), m. 1) Martha Seymore, 2) Sarah Agnes Brantley; moved to Arkansas by 1858
Martha Gean (b. about 1821/1824, d. 1876) m. Cornelius Knight

Second Generation

Children of Albert Gean and Cynthia Harmon
Amelia P. Gean (1829-bef. 1840)
Thomas W. Gean (1831-1883) m. Nancy Bone
Sarah C. Gean (1833-1909) m. James P. Johnson
William Polk Gean (1836-1917) m. 1) Eliza Pickard, 2) Lucretia Catherine Boyles
Ann Cornelia Gean (1838-1894) m. Jefferson Bunyon Mansfield (1836-1883)
Lucy Jane Gean (1840-1934) m. John L. Williams
Lydia Margaret Gean (1846-1912) m. Henry Crutchfield
Catherine Cynthia L. Gean (1848-1897) m. Joseph James Brooks
Mary A. Gean (1851-1877)


Gean-ealogy site
This is an extensive compilation of primary data and excellent analysis on the Gean family - highly recommended!

Thanks also to Melinda Mathis!!!

This page was created on May 25, 2008.


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