|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1865|
John M. Beaty
Company B, 40th Indiana Infantry
Civil War Draft November 2, 1864
John M. Beaty was born in 1836 in Bartholomew County, Indiana the son of William and Sarah Steward Yokum Beaty. He was a farmer in Liberty Township when he married Sarah Jane Purvis December 22, 1855 in Howard County, Indiana. Sarah was the daughter of William and Lucretia White Purvis and sister of the Tipton County Judge. They were both true pioneers of the county being children when their parents came here.
John and Sarah were parents of five children:
William Beaty (1856-1936) #53954047
Sarah Beatty Eaton (1858-1933) #62247058
James Beaty (1860-aft.1940) Mary#29360604
Darius Beaty (1861-1928) #50539547
Sanford Beatty (1864-1932) #50540395
One of Fox's Fighting 300 Regiments, John M. Beaty, served only two months and five days when he died at Jefferson General Hospital in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana from typhoid. He is buried in New Albany National Cemetery with his name carved out as "Baly" and only the grave location 585 is engraved on his stone. Because of this it took me over two years to find him and Sandra StClair a helpful volunteer took the photo for me.
There was never a regimental history written. Their record in battle is second to no other regiment in the Union Army. The men that served in this regiment deserve their stories and deeds to be told. In most of the battle histories where the regiment was present, the “Order of Battle” in the back of a book is about the only time one will see the regiment’s name in print. They were much more than just a side note to the conflict.
Sarah married twice after the death of her husband on January 7, 1865. She married Joseph Tooley October 1865 having one son, Perry, born to them. Joseph Tooley died in 1869 and in November 1872 Sarah married James Christian having four children: Tesia, Elizabeth, Edward and James. The two daughters died in infancy. Sarah and all of her children are buried in Sharpsville Cemetery except for Perry who is buried in Howard County.
Sarah Jane (Purvis) Beaty Tooley Christian Memorial #62293651.
William Beaty (1795 - 1874)
Sarah Elizabeth Steward Beaty (1796 - 1864)
Thomas Beaty (1820 - 1846)*
David Steward Beaty (1825 - 1858)*
John M. Beaty (1836 - 1865)
New Albany National Cemetery
Plot: Section: B; Plot: 585
Maintained by: Brenda McGaw
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3282422