Beane, Samuel a Congregational minister, was born at Lyman, N. H., March 1, 1812. He was educated at the Haverhill (N.H.) Academy, where he was converted, at Dartmouth College (graduated 1836), and at Andover Theological Seminary. He was ordained pastor of the Church in Great Falls, N. H., 1841, serving there three years. In 1846, he was installed pastor at Little Compton, R. I., the Church of which was bitterly divided on the slavery question, but had been united and harmony restored by Mr. Beane. He removed to Beloit, Wis., in 1857, conducting a female seminary for three years. His health improving, he returned east and was installed in Norton, Mass., 1860, where he labored until his death, after a protracted and painful illness, May 6, 1865. Mr. Beane was a model pastor, and a scriptural and earnest preacher. See Cong., Quarterly, 1867, p. 200.