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John J Beaty
Birth: Jan. 28, 1821
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Feb. 1, 1895
Lake City
Wabasha County
Minnesota, USA

John Jesse Beaty
He is proudly wearing his GAR Medallion--- in picture---

Civil War Military Service
Age at enlistment: 44
Rank at enlistment: 2 nd Lieut
Enlistment place: Wabasha County, MN
State Served: Minnesota
Survived the War? Yes

Commissioned an officer in Company E, Minnesota 11th Infantry Regiment on 01 Sep 1864 Mustered out on 26 Jun 1865 at St. Paul, MN Birth Date: abt 1820 Sources: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865
Minnesota Adjutant General's Report of 1866..

Carnelian number 157 (GL 10047)
John J Beaty, farmer Gilford Township Wabasha County; Originally from Nova Scotia, joined carnelian Masonic Lodge # 40 in Lake City on March 28 1876; Was Initiated aT Mt Hermann , Massachusetts.

He withdrew 8 Jan 1884 rejoined Carnelian Lodge #40 on the 26 Mar 1889 .Information was obtained from Bro David McCormick

Bro Beaty came to this county in 1856, and resided for one year in Lake City, where he built the first mill. In 1857 he removed to Gilford township, and gave much of his time to farming. Mr. Beaty enlisted in Co. E., 11th Minn. Inf., in 1864, and served until the close of the Civil War.

The Metal worn in the photo of Bro Beaty reveals that he was a member of GAR..
A Brief History
of the
Grand Army of the Republic--follows

GAR memberships were made up of soldiers, who had lived together during Civil war times, fought together, foraged together and survived. They had developed a unique bond that could not be broken. As time went by the memories of the filthy and vile environment of camp life began to be remembered less harshly and eventually fondly. The horror and gore of battle lifted with the smoke and smell of burnt black powder and was replaced with the personal rain of tears for the departed comrades. Friendships forged in battle survived the separation and the warriors missed the warmth of trusting companionship that had asked only total and absolute commitment.

Many GAR members were Master Masons who were renouned for meeting on the Level and parting upon the Square.

With a common background, groups of men began joining together--first for camaraderie and then for solidarity. Emerging most powerful among the various organizations would be the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), which by 1890 would number almost 500,000 veterans of the "War of the Rebellion."

The people of Wabasha county and township have honored Bro Beaty and his family with many positions of trust, all of which have been filled with credit to themselves and to the general satisfaction to the people.

Bro Beaty was the Wabasha county surveyor, which position he held for eight years. Mr. Beaty was a member of the State Grange Association, the Masonic lodge of Lake City, and the Good Templars lodge of Oak Centre.

Mr. Beaty was married in 1844, to Miss Mary Snowdon, to whom were born twelve children, eleven of whom lived well into maturity. This couples first born daughter, Josephine Snowdon beaty married Isaac Newton green right here in Lake city on the 31st of Dec 1865 --They had 14 children..many of which produced decendents living today..

Several of John and Mary's children and thier family members are buried in this very cemetery in which we stand. Some of the Beaty Posterity may yet live in or near the town of Lake City, County of Wabasha, Minnesota, USA in this--our Day and time-- called 'Today'.

Much of this info was Digested From the book about Wabasha Co. Minnesota

produced for Carnelian Masonic event of 7 Apr 2012 by
bro glenn kiecker Mn GL Genealogist and Indexer
in Collaboration with Bro David McComick and Bro Harold Mcaloney of Lake city's Carnelan Lodge #40
Prepared for
Carnelian Masonic Lodge Heritage event of 7 Apr 2012.

Family links: 
  Mary Francis Snowdon Beaty (1823 - 1895)*
  John Jessie Beaty (1853 - 1949)*
  Eugene Skidmore Beaty (1855 - 1921)*
  George Henry Beaty (1859 - 1947)*
  Fanny Jane Beaty Gilman (1863 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakewood Cemetery
Lake City
Wabasha County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Glenn Kiecker
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
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