As many of you are aware...my family line is from the Bean family of Monroe County, West Virginia. DNA studies have not revealed a link to any other Bean lines that have been tested to date. This makes us somewhat of an "orphan" Bean line. Was our name possibly something else at another time? That's a question we may have to wait to answer. In the meantime, here is what we do know:
Cynthia Ann BEANE born in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana. The daughter of Walter BEANE and Lois Velleda DREHER. Married Johnnie Lee HENRY, son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise ROTGE in Covington, Allegheny, Virginia.
Walter Maxwell BEANE born in Waiteville, Monroe, West Virginia. The son of John Monroe BEAN and Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE. He married Lois Velleda DREHER, daughter of Henry Condar DREHER and Irene Caroline BANET in Presidio, San Francisco, California.
John Monroe BEAN born 15 Dec 1866 in Cincinatti, Ohio to William McHarvey BEAN and Margaret Smith PERKINS. Died 10 Apr 1954 in Waiteville, Monroe, West Virginia. He married  Blanche Uremia CROSIER; he married  Ada BURDETTE; and he married  Mary Elizabeth Faudree [03 Jun 1897-01 Jan 1975] daughter of Stephen Ledford FAUDREE and Elizabeth CARNEFIX.
William McHarvey BEAN born 26 Aug 1832, Dropping Lick Creek, Monroe, West Virginia to William BEAN and Rachel WISEMAN. Died 14 May 1890 at Gap Mills, Monroe, West Virginia. He married Margaret Smith PERKINS [03 Mar 1826 - 11 Jun 1891] the daughter of Rev. Samuel PERKINS and Elizabeth TUCKWILLER.
William BEAN born 18 Sept 1792 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of reportedly William McBean and Sarah [Unknown]. Died 01 Jan 1864, Wiseman's Hollow, Monroe, West Virginia. He married Rachel WISEMAN [23 Apr 1790 - 07 Nov 1856], the daughter of Joseph WISEMAN and Elizabeth BATEMAN.
William McBEAN died approximately 1803-1804. Sarah [Unknown] died about 1805-1806. Neither William McBean or Sarah Unknown have been proven. beyond doubt, and so I put those names forth a bit reluctantly, although other researchers state them as fact, without proof.