Clotilda was born on 14 Mar 1769, daughter of Lord and Lady Vincent of Ireland. She married Edward Columbus Bean, known as John Bean, in Baltimore, St. Mary's County, Maryland. They came to Nelson County, Kentucky in 1798 with five children and seven slaves and Clotilda's sister, Elizabeth Vincent Kelly who lived with her. Another sister Louanna Brewer lived about 12 miles north of Bardstown in Fairfield.
Children born to Clotilda and John in Maryland: Ann Harriet, Francis Baker, George Alexander, John Randolf, and Augustus. Three more children born in Kentucky were: Nancy, William Polycarp (my husband's line) and James Matthew.
When Clotilda's husband John Bean made a trip back to Maryland to retrieve furniture and supplies and to lead other pioneers back to Kentucky, he was killed by Indians on the return trip through the Cumberland Gap. He was buried in the Gap alongside the road.
Clotilda was a very devout Catholic woman who died 13 Sep 1864, and is the second oldest person buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Bardstown. Her tombstone was erected by one of her slaves, Joe Bean.