Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Jesse Bean

Marker ID: THC 2E 30
Location: at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Old Salem Lexie Road, Belvidere TN
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 35° 5.063    W 086° 15.04
  35.08438333    -86.25066666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The first permanent settler in what later became Franklin Co., he established a forge and gunsmith shop in a cave on Caney Hollow Branch, about three miles north, shortly after 1800. A gunsmith of great ability, his 45-inch long rifles became famous throu