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Sarah Feather Beaty
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1807
Preston County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 24, 1893
Washington County
Iowa, USA

OBITUARY: Keota Eagle, May 26, 1893: "A great many of our readers will be grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Sarah Beatty (sic), which occurred at Grace Hill Wednesday. Her illness had been of long duration, which, to one enfeebled by age as she was, was very trying. She made her home at times with her daughter, Mrs. Will Charlton, and thus formed many acquaintances here (**in town, in Keota**). She died at the age of 85 years and 11 months and will be buried today at Grace Hill."


Note that husbands and wives are not buried together in this Moravian cemetery. Men are buried on one side of the cemetery, facing the front - and all women are on the other side, also facing the front. As if in church pews facing the preacher. This is typical Moravian practice.


CENSUS 1880. Dutch Creek Twp, Washington Co, IA, Pg 173A, 107/109

Beaty, Sarah 72 WV WV WV
Beaty, John 44 Son -- WV --

Sarah shows she is a widow, John is a farm laborer. Notice how John didn't fill in the blanks for where he or his mother were born.


There is a published genealogy for Jacob Feather by Edna Rogers. She states that Sarah's father, Jacob Feather, a Revolutionary War Veteran, arrived from Germany about the time the War started, with the name "Vatter" - which was Anglicized to "Feather".


(Letter written by Sarah (Feather) Beaty to her daughter, Hulda (Beaty) Taylor, in Concordia, KS. I personally transcribed these letters from the originals approximately 1975. The originals were in the hands of the Aurie (Taylor) McBride family at that time. N Taylor.)

June 27, 1877
Grace Hill

Dear Daughter:

I take my pen in hand to drop you a few lines to let you know that we are all well at preasent and hope those few lines may reach and find you enjoying good health. It has been so long since we heard from you we are getting uneasy about you . We thought maybe the grasshoppers might have eat you up. The rain has very near drowned us out. The lightning struck Lucy's house but did not unjure them any.

Tobias Ramble and Julie Engle are married. They came to church as usual and when preaching was over they steped out and was maried and nobody knew anything about it.

Well, Huldah, how is Aurie? We would like to see her awful. Well, The rest of the folks are all well as far as we know except Willie and he is no better. Allen has got a pattent for a book and he is selling territory. He has been back to Virginia. James Feather has been arested for a bastard and had to give bail for $800 eight hundred dollars.

Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey have been down to (Memphis?) town to see Henrietta and Edwin and Uncle Nash (Rash?) and they say they was there all right. Dick (Dock?)and Alice is still here. Dick (Dock?) is somewhat discouraged on account of the rain.

Well, I will close for this time hoping to hear from you soon.

From Jas & Mother to Ed & Huldah & Aurie

Rite soon

Good by by

(Editor's Note: The handwriting of the letter from Jas & Mother above appears similar to the one from James, the nephew below)

June the 27th 1877
Grace Hill

Dear Aunt:

I have been writing for grandma and I thought I would rite a line for myself and let you know that I am out in Iowa once more. I would like to see you awful. Well, I came out with Uncle Allen Snider. I have been here about 7 weeks. I haven't seen Uncle John (??Urint, Unut??), Louisa, nor you. Well, I haven't mutch to rite, so I will close hoping these lines may find you well.

from James E. Beaty to Uncle Ed, Aunt Huldah, and cousin Aurie

Good by, good by by

Editor's Notes
Although Hulda's name is spelled with an "H", most other references to Hulda are without an H at the end. Since the nephew wrote this letter, I am presuming that he simply misspelled it.

We now have determined that "Uncle Allen Snider" was the husband of Hulda's sister, Elizabeth Beaty. They are buried together in Keota Cemetery in Keota, IA. Uncle John is most likely Hulda's brother, John Beaty.

Family links: 
  Jacob Feather (1759 - 1832)
  Mary Connoly Feather (1769 - 1860)
  James Beaty (1802 - 1878)*
  Robert Beaty (1829 - 1862)*
  Jacob F Beatty (1830 - 1897)*
  Elizabeth Beaty Snider (1834 - 1892)*
  John T. Beaty (1835 - 1920)*
  Hulda Sarah Beaty Taylor (1844 - 1911)*
  Lucy A Beaty Charlton (1846 - 1905)*
  John Solomon Feather (1794 - 1870)*
  Jacob Feather (1796 - 1847)*
  Eva Catharine Feather Lewis (1798 - 1854)*
  Adam Feather (1800 - 1884)*
  Christian Feather (1802 - 1883)*
  Zaccheus Feather (1805 - 1891)*
  Sarah Feather Beaty (1807 - 1893)
  James Feather (1810 - 1886)*
  Jane Virginia Feather Shaffer (1812 - 1876)*
  Joseph B Feather (1816 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Sarah Beaty - Wife of James Beaty died May 24, 1893, aged 85 Yrs, 11 Mos
Grace Hill Cemetery
Washington County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Aug 29, 2010
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