Cumberland Pioneer Settlers
John Beaty Sr. was born ca 1725 in Ireland and came to
Pennsylvania about 1750. He married first, Margaret Montgomery.
Their family consisted of 8 children including James and Andrew.
After Margaret's death John migrated south to Rowan County, North
Carolina. Apparently the older sons migrated also. Andrew was
living in Sullivan County when the Revolutionary War
John Beaty's second wife in unknown but we do know that
they had at least three sons including George Beaty. All three sons
I have mentioned settled along the East fork of the Obey river at
Boatland, Fentress County, Tennessee and are developed in our
- James Beaty - Born 10 Feb 1753 in Chester, Co., PA,
Died after 1835 in Rutherford Co., TN. He married Mary Catherine
Smith. They had one son:
- 3rd Generation
- Isaac Beaty, Born 1803 in Cumberland Co., KY, Died
Fentress Co., TN. He married Susannah Gwin and they had eleven
- Andrew Beaty - Born 1758 in Pennsylvania, Died 19 Jul
1836. He married Elizabeth Cooper. Andrew lived in what is now
Sullivan Co, TN during the Revolutionary War, but later migrated to
Cumberland Co., KY. He and Elizabeth had seven children
- Alexander Beaty - Born 1798 in Cumberland Co., KY, Died
1881 in Fentress Co., TN. He married Mary "Polly" Hull and they had
- William Thomas Beaty - Born 1800 in Kentucky, Died 1878
in Little Crab, TN. He married Jane Mullinex and they had eleven
- George Beaty - Born 1785 in North Carolina, Burial in
Lacy Cem., Boatland, Fentress Co., TN. He married Lydia Ann Wilson.
They had eight children including:
- J. Fleming Beaty - Born 1812 in Boatland, Fentress Co.,
TN, Died 1882. He married Sarah Cobb and they had nine
- David "Tinker Dave" Beaty - Born 19 Feb 1817 in
Boatland, Fentress Co. TN, Died 22 Aug 1876. He married Avey
Collier and they had seven children.
Beaty Family History
Roots Surname List RSL offers registered Beaty researchers
listings showing the earliest and latest dates of their Beaty
family data, origination of family, migration route and last, the
E-Mail address of the submitter of the Beaty family data. RSL is
now located on the RootsWeb
Genealogical Data Cooperative server and includes a growing
list of searchable databases which will likely be of interest to
the researcher. These folks do a great job!
- Excellent tools for serious family researchers are
The Beatty Notebook Genealogy archives and related information on
several variant spellings as well as The Beatty Project 2000.
- Beaty Family Sites on the Internet (If anyone can add
anything let me know and I'll post to this list).
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