Vol 8, No 301
October 28, 1866
Roy Bean and Virginia Chavez wed
Future Judge Marries
SAN ANTONIO (1866)
On this date in 1866, in San Antonio, Roy Bean and Virginia Chavez were married. Their marriage would last 14 years, and bear two sons and two daughters. They also adopted another son.
In San Antonio, Bean made money selling milk. To increase his profit he would occasionally water down the milk. Once, when a minnow was found in the milk, he exclaimed, "By Gobs I'll have to stop them cows from drinking out of the creek," a line which seemed to be custom written for Paul Newman in his movie potrayal of Judge Bean. The line was not used.