Palmyra Revisited : The New York Mission of Willard W. and Rebecca P. Bean, 1915-1939
Baugh, Alexander L.,Hedges, Andrew H.
Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History : New York-Pennsylvania
Department of Church History and Doctrine, BYU
In this chapter Boone describes the mission of Willard W. and Rebecca P. Bean to Palmyra, New York. The Beans were called to represent and reestablish a church presence in the area, as well as to oversee the Joseph Smith Sr. farm house. Bean also played a significant role in acquiring several historic properties for the church.