Bean, Henry an English Congregational minister, was born in London, June 2, 1796, of pious parents, and was converted about the age of twenty. He preached two years as an evangelist at Burslem, North Staffordshire; studied four years at the academy at Idle, and in 1824 was ordained at Upper Chapel, Heckmondwike, where he continued pastor until his death, March 7, 1862. Mr. Bean's power in the pulpit lay in his earnestness; the words he uttered came straight from his heart. He was a well-read man, a rapid speaker, a genial, faithful Christian. He left fifteen or sixteen hundred sermons fully written, and an immense number of skeletons-the produce, for the most part, of the hours he devoted to study before breakfast. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1863, p. 205.