Bean, Benaiah

Bean, Benaiah a Free-will Baptist minister, was born at Salisbury, N. H., June 30, 1793. He was baptized by Rev. Joshua Qunimby in 1812; moved to Whitefield, N. H. in 1821, and became a member of the Church in that place at the time of its organization. He was licensed to preach in 1823, and ordained Aug. 24, 1828; and was pastor of the Church at Whitefield for ten years, during which several revivals were enjoyed. In 1838 he moved to Bethlehem, N. H., and was pastor there for eight years. In 1850 he became pastor of what was called the Clarkville and Pittsburg Church, and subsequently of the Church at Stewartstown, N. H. He died in Colebrook, N. H., Dec. 17, 1856. See Freewill Baptist Register, 1858, p. 87. (J. C. S.)

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