Once storyteller’s tales were repeated for generations. Folks called her Granny Mac. Mildred MacMahon was her name. Could she tell a story! Granny; had one for every occasion. They were usually about the William Bean family, who moved into Tennessee in 1768. You see, Granny Mac was a Bean Sprout. That expression describes that this person is kin to the Bean family of Tennessee. The Beans here are descendants of folks who came to the United States from Scotland by way of Ireland. They are called Scotch-Irish in Appalachia.