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James Beaty
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Birth: 1802
Preston County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1878

OBITUARY: Keota Eagle, approx Aug 10, 1878. "DIED - Another old landmark has been removed from Dutch Creek, in the person of Mr. James Beatty (sic), who died Wednesday evening and buried in the Moravian cemetery, Thursday at 4pm. Father Beatty was born in Preston Co, WV in 1802, came to Iowa and settled in D. C. (Dutch Creek) in 1856, and has resided there most of the time since, except 3 years he spent in Lafayette Twp, Keokuk Co. He raised a family of 9 children, 3 boys and 6 girls, 8 of whom are still living. He has been a member of the M. E. church (Methodist Episcopalean) for many years, was kind and good to his family and neighbors, just one of that rare class of men who appear to try to do all the good possible. He had no enemies. He was sensible to the last and expressed his readiness "to step on the boat at any time." His disease was hemorrage of the lungs. Dr. Wallace treated him, and the friends wish us to thank him for his untiring zeal professionally. Rev Herbst preached the funeral sermon."

CENSUS 1860 Dutch Creek Twp, Washington Co, IA, Pg 359, 1561/1503

James Beaty 58 VA
Sarah 55 VA
John 24 VA
Louisa 22 VA
Martha 20 VA
Huldah 18 VA
Lucy 14 VA

James is a farmer, No RE, PE = $200.

Why he is buried in a Moravian cemetery is somewhat a mystery. His obituary indicated "He has been a member of the M. E. church (Methodist Episcopalean) for many years". He did, however, appear to live in the area of this church.

The family's surname was variously spelled, even by the children of James. Although his obituary showed 2 "t's", his headstone had 1 "t", and his daughter Huldah spelled the name with one "t".

Family links: 
  Sarah Feather Beaty (1807 - 1893)
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
James Beaty Died Aug 7, 1878, in the 76th year of his age
Grace Hill Cemetery
Washington County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Aug 29, 2010
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