Pennsylvania Beatty Families With Connection To Ireland
THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER XIX, HISTORICAL CHURCHES, 1710 TO 1744. from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1876 and 1905* editions..
On December 1, 1743, REVEREND CHARLES BEATTY was ordained "to the congregation of Warwick in ye forks of Neshaminy," on a salary of £60, increased to 100 pounds, or $260 at the end of twenty years. Here Mr. Beatty spent his life, absenting himself from his charge only on three occasions, on a missionary visit to the frontiers in 1766, when chaplain to Franklin's regiment in 1755 (8), and a visit to the West Indies in 1771, to collect money for Princeton college, and where he died. In 1745 Neshaminy and "adjacent places" raised 14 pounds .5s 10d. to build a school-house and buy books for Brainard's Indians. The division in the church was consummated during his pastorate. The old church was in the present graveyard, where it stood for several years after the new one was built. Mr. Beatty was succeeded by Reverend Nathaniel Irwin in 1774, who was installed May 18th, and remained until he death, in 1812
(8) Franklin says: "We had for our chaplain a zealous Presbyterian minister, Mr. Beatty, who complained to me that the men did not generally attend his prayers and exhortations. Whey they enlisted they were promised, besides pay and provisions, a gill of rum a day, which was fortunately served out to them half in the morning and half in the evening, and I observed they were punctual in attending to receive it, upon which I said to Mr. Beatty: 'It is perhaps below the dignity of your profession to act as steward of the rum, but if you were to distribute it out only just after prayers, you would have them all about you.' He liked the thought, undertook the task, and with the help of a few hands to measure out the liquor, executed it to satisfaction, and never were prayers more generally or more punctually attended. So that I think this method preferable to the punishment inflicted by some military laws for non-attendance on divine service."
Bios: BEATTY, William 1807-1851: Butler, Butler Co, PA
Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, page 830
BEATTY, WILLIAM, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in STEWARTSTOWN, COUNTY TYRONE, IRELAND, in 1787; immigrated to the United States in 1807 and settled in Butler, Butler County, Pa.; was a sergeant in Captain Thompson's company in the War of 1812; sheriff of Butler County 1823-1826; elected as a Van Buren Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); member of the State house of representatives 1840-1842; appointed deputy sheriff of Butler County; died in Butler, Pa., April 12, 1851; interment in the Old Butler Cemetery.
WILLS WITH IRISH CONNECTIONS:
Wills: James Beaty, 1894: South Beaver Twp, Beaver County, PA
Extract from "History of Beaver County,Pennsylvania", pages 622 and 623, published by A. Warner & co., 1888, Philadelphia, Pa.
Rev. James Beatty, P.O. Blackhawk, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1818. WILLIAM BEATTY, HIS FATHER, CAME FROM THE COUNTY TYRONE, IRELAND, TO AMERICA IN 1806, and worked at his trade, that of a weaver, in the East until 1814, when he moved to Columbiana County, Ohio, where he resided until his death.
He married in this country Letitia Orr, also of County Tyrone, Ireland, and they had twelve children, of whom 6 are living. He eventually became a farmer, purchasing first 160 acres, to which he added by subsequent purchases until he owned 480 acres ar his death.
James was educated at the common schools, and at the age of 31 attended Allegheny College, a Methodist Theological institution for one year. He was married in 1849 to Elizabeth A. R., daughter of Isaac and Catherine (Eaton) Garrett, and they had three children, Victoria A. C. A., Antoinette I. Z., Leonidas
L. J. H.(deceased). The mother died in 1875, age 46 years. After leaving the Theological Seminary, Mr. Beatty became a licensed Minister and since 1850 has been engaged in this work. He owns 100 acres of land in South Beaver Township, Beaver County, Pa., and a farm in Columbiana County, Ohio of 160 acres.
He has always taken an active part in politics, and received the nomination of the Democratic Party for the office of Prothonotary, and Trustee of Beaver Academy, but on account of the great Republican majority in the County, was defeated. He is a F and A.M. and a member of the I.O.O.F. Mr Beatty adds, "I do not regret the steps I have taken, in the country, in the Church, or the orders to which my name is attached...I only regret my unfaithfulness. I am a Democrat from principle, and will remain such while I have a country, a Constitution to govern it, the Stars and Stripes to honor us as an independent government. Strength in union, weakness in division"
Wills: Martha McCollock. Proved 1748/49: London Brittan Twp, Chester County
Last Will and Testament of Martha McCollock. Proved March 14, 1748/49
Recorded in Book C Page 109 No 1226, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
[In places it is difficult to determine whether the name is McColloch
or McCollock. Her husband's will is clearly McCollock.]
"In the name of God amen this eleventh Day of february in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine I Martha mcCollock of london Brittan in Chester County and province of Pennsylvania being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is Appointed for all men once to die do make and constitute this my last will and Testament in the following order and first of all I Recommend my Soul to the hands of god who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like an decent manner hoping to receive the Same again at the last Day through the mighty power of god and as touching such worldly goods and chattels wherewith it has
pleased God to bless me with I too order and dispose of them after the following manner.
First I leave and bequeath unto JOHN STEWART MY BELOVED SON AND HIS HEIRS IN IRELAND the sum of five shillings to be paid when demanded.
2nd I leave and bequth MY SON IN LAW WILLIAM BETTY'S CHILDREN OF VIRGINA all the remainder of my estate being seventy five pounds and all the movables as is mentioned in my husbands will to be equally divided only George and Martha is to have ten pound Currancy each above the rest.
I hereby nominate and appoint my trusty friend Mr. Francis Aleson and my son in law Wm Betty the Executors of this my last will and Testament and James Donal of New London to be the Overseers and do hereby revock and disanull all othre wills and testaments made by me at any other time before this and do establish and declare this and no other to be my last will and testament as wittness my hand the day and year above written.
Signed sealed published and declared in presence
of us whoer names are under written as the last
will and testament of Martha McCollock.
James Donnel, Wm Clinton Clark 14th March 48/9
I Martha McColloch being of sound judgment and memory do annex this codicil to my last will and testament. I order that ALL W? BONDS ONE BY WILLIAM BEATY OF VIRGINIA to my late husband Williiam McColloch be given up to him upon his paying the sum of twenty pounds, to discharge of a bond due by
George Stewart, or otherwise as the state of affairs require; and that he have my Red cloak and cap and my bible and my two best suits of cloths and cloth of one of which is unmade up and my black cap and black hood and capes and ribbons as they are contained in a little black box to be carried to Virginia to my Daughter Martha. I leave to my sweet maid Eve Margret Gilson my every day wearing apparel a Calf and a Lamb and one year of her time only then shall have no freedoms; I order that my gown and petticoat
which Mr. Thomas McGee brought over from Ireland shall be a sufficient recompense for the time he lodged at our home. I order that Francis Ahson have my husbends gun sword and new hat; In witness whereof I have hereunto let my had and seal this twenty fifth day of February 1748/49 Martha McCollock her mark
Signed sealed and acknowledged as the codicill of Martha McCollock last will and testament in presence of as James Donnal, Wm Clinton 14th March 48/9
Wills: HAMILTON BEATTY: Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pa.
Will filed 23 July, 1871
I, Hamilton Beatty, of Unity Township., Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, do make and publish this, my last will and Testament. I direct that my debts and expenses be paid out of my financial estate.
I bequeath to my beloved wife, Sarah , the house, stable, and garden , which was reserved in the
partition of the farm so made between my brother John and myself, during her naturallife. Also nine hundred dollars in money, the household furniture, a carriage, and a horse, moreover, the corn in the crib absolutely.
The residue of my personal estate I bequeath to my son, John Beatty. I also devise to my son, John Beatty, his heirs and assigns, my farm, or plantation on which he now resides, lying south of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
I bequeath to my daughter, Sarah Ann, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, to my daughter, Martha C. fifteen hundred dollars, and to my daughter, Nancy T, fifteen hundred dollars, which said legacy I direct my son, John Beatty, to pay out of the farm hereon above devised to him in one year after my decease, which I hereby charge on said farm.
Also, my son is to furnish my wife with fuel during her natural life.
I further direct that whatever money I may hereafter pay either of my daughters in my lifetime, I direct that the same shall be deducted from their legacy herein before bequeathed to them .
I make, constitute and appoint my son, John Beatty, executor of this, my will.
In witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand and seal, this eighth day of March, 1871 Hamilton Beatty
Witnesses: A. D. Houston and H. C. Marchand
Researcher note: HAMILTON BEATTY IS OLDEST SON OF BENJAMIN BEATTY AND MARTHA CHAMBERLAIN. BENJAMIN BEATTY WAS BORN IN IRELAND IN 1745. He was one of the Patriots with General Washington at the crossing the Delaware River.
Shelocta, Indiana County, Pa. and Sibley County, Minnesota
ROBERT BEATTY Family Bible entries and Family notes
This Bible is in the possession of James R. BEATTY, St. Peter, Minn.
Robert BEATTY born April 25, 1803 in NORTHERN IRELAND, son of Andrew
BEATTY and Sarah Lnu
Robert BEATTY died March 10, 1890- buried Family Cemetery- Dryden,
THIS IS BPL 84.
Othcourt: Naturalizations 1802-1830: Fayette Co, PA
#140 HUGH BEATTY (signed BEATY); a resident of Tyrone Twp., and a native OF IRELAND.
#152 THOMAS BEATTY, in 1809 a resident of Springhill Twp., and a native OF IRELAND.
#366 GEORGE BEATTY, petition 1828; BORN IN IRELAND, COUNTY TYRONE; in 1828, he is 46 years of age.
#367 STEWART HENDERSON; migrated from County Donegal, Ireland in the parish of Liffend; migrated to U. S. in 1812; petition of 1828, he states that he has been a resident of Fayette county for the last 9 years [witness is JAMES BEATTY, senior]
#376 JAMES BEATTY; petition June 1829; born IN COUNTY TYRONE, IRELAND; in 1829 he is 29 years of age and a resident of Springhill Township, Fayette county.
Other Court: Beatty, Alexander - Naturalization, Indiana Co
Petition No 194
Naturalization ALEXANDER BEATTY
File March 29,1831
To the Honorable Judges of the Court of common Pleas Indiana Co
The Petition of ALEXANDER BEATTY A NATIVE OF THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH THAT YOUR PETITIONER LANDED AT PHILADELPHIA IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 1806 and and has resided for more then ten years in the county of Indiana , Pennsylvania, that he hath never born any hereditary title or been of any order of nobility and if any such by means unexpected descend to him doth absolutely and entirely renounce the same;that he hath never been heretofore prosecuted by any state,or has been legally convicted of having joined the army of Great Britain during the late war, that your petitioner is desirous of becoming a citizen of the United States and enjoy the benefits and protection of the constitution and laws thereof; your petitioner therefore prays your honorable court to admit him to be a citizen of the said United States upon his complying with the requisites of the acts of congress in such case made and provided and he will pray.
Alexander Beatty being sworn in open court according to law doth declare and say that the information in the above petition are true; that he has resided in the United States prior to or in the year 1806 and has continued to resided within the same, and for more then one year last past has resided in the state of Pennsylvania, that he will support the constitution of the United States and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjoin all allegience and fidelity to any foriegn Prince, Potentate, state, or sovereignty whatever, particularly to the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Other Court: Beatty, Robert - Naturalization, Indiana Co
Number 228, Petition of Robert Beatty for Naturalization 28 Sept., 1835 Fee $1.00
ROBERT BEATTY, THE FOREGOING PETITIONER, BEING SWORN IN OPEN COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF SAID COUNTY, DEPSETH AND SAITH THAT HE EMIGRATED FROM THE COUNTY OF TYRONE IN IRELAND IN MAY, 1824 AND ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE MONTH OF JULY, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR and has resided therein until this time, that his age is thirty one years and his residence Armstrong Township,Indiana County, and that he never had any hereditary title and is not of any other order of Nobility.
Sworn and subscribed in open court this twenty eighth day of September, 1835
Signed Robert Beatty, Junr.
To the Honorable, the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Indiana County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The petition of Robert Beatty, Jr. of Armstrong in said County, an alien.
Respectfully showeth that your petitioner is a native of the County of Tyrone in Ireland ,
and now or lately, owing allegiance to William,King of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland, that your petitioner emigrated from Ireland in the month of May,
1824, and arrived at BlackRock in the United States of America the ----- day of July,
eighteen hundred and twenty four, that your petitioner was a minor, not having arrived at
years of maturity when he arrived in The United States, that he is desirous of becoming a
citizen of The United States, his intended residence is in the Township of Armstrong, in
said County of Indiana.
He therefore prays, your Honor, that he may be admitted a citizen of The United
States, according to Act of Congress in such case made and provided,Robert Beatty, Junr.
Indiana County. Personally appeared in Common Court of Common Pleas of said County of Indiana the foregoing petitioner, Robert Beatty, Junr, and being duly sworn according to law, doth depose and say that it is bonifide his intention to become a citizen of The United States of America, his intended residence is in the Township of Armstrong, and to renounce forever all allegiance and that he doth hereby renounce all allegiance and fidelity to any foriegn Prince, Potentate, State, or sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to King William, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to whom he was heretofore a
subject. Sworn and subscribed in open court this 28th day of September. A.D. 1835
Signed Robert Beatty, Jr.
Personally appeared in open Court of Common Pleas of said County of Indiana, James Thompson, a citizen of the United States, and being sworn, according to law, deposeth and saieth that Robert Beatty, Junr, the foregoing petitioner has resided in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania one year last past, and in the United States of America five years last past, that during that time he has behaved himself as a man of good moral character atttached to the principals of the Constitution of The Unuted States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same.
Sworn and subscribed in open Court this 28th day of September A.D. 1835 Signed James Thompson, Jr.
Other Court: BEATTY, JAMES Naturalization Application Indiana County, Pa.
To the Honorable Thomas White, Esq., and his Associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Idiana County at September term.
The Petition of JAMES BEATTY, A NATIVE OF IRELAND
Respectfully sweareth that your petitioner was residing within the limits and under the jurisdiction of The United States between the 14th day of April, 1802 and the eighteenth day of June, 1812, and has continued to reside there., that he is desirous and willing to be come a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foriegn Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereinty whatsoever, and particularly to the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, of whom he is now a subject He therefore prays your Honorable Court to admit him to become a citizen of The United States in conformity with the provisions agreeable to the directions of the Act of Congress of The United States in such cases made and provided James Beatty
James Bothel and Levi Anthony, citizens of The United States,being duly sworn, say that they are well acquainted with the above named James Beatty, and that the said James Beatty has resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of The United States between the fourteenth day of April, 1802 and the eighteenth day of June, 1812, and has resided within the same , to the best of the deponents knowledge, and devise that he is a man of good moral character, attached to the principals of the Constitution of The
United States and well disposed to the good order of the same. Sworn and subscribed in open Court. James Bothel and Levi Anthony
I, James Beatty, the petitioner, do on my oath before the Honorable Court , declare that the contents of my petition are true, that I will support the Constitution of The United States, that I do hereby renounce and relinquish any Title or Order of Nobility to which I am, or may hereafter may be entitled, and that I do absolutely and entirely renounce and abolish all allegiance and fidelity to any foriegn Prince, Potentate, State, or sovereignty whatever, and partricularly to the Quenn of Great Britain and Ireland, of
whom I was heretofore a subject James Beatty
Sworn and subscribed in open Court
Other Court Documents: James I. Beatty Naturalization, Indiana County, Pa.
Declaration Number 438, Filed March 25, 1846
State of Pennsylvania, Indiana County
Be it remembered that at a Court of Common Pleas held at Indiana for said County personally appeared JAMES BEATTY (IRISH) , A NATIVE OF IRELAND, BEFORE THE SAID COURT, WHO UPON HIS SOLEMN OATH DID DEPOSE AND SAY THAT HE WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF TYRONE IN IRELAND, IN THE KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
ABOUT THE YEAR 1806, and that he landed in the United States in the port of New York, on or about the thirtyeth day of June, A.D. 1834, that he now resides in the County of Indiana and State of Pennsylvania, aged about 40 years, and that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce forever all allegience and fidelity to any foriegn Prince, Potentate, State, or sovieriengty whatever, and particularly Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland of whom he was heretofore a subject. In witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed the seal of said County at Indiana this 25th of March, 1846 Signed James Beatty (x his mark)
Sworn and subscribed in open Court the 25th day of March, A.D. 1846
Robert Armstrong and William Robinson, citizens of the United States, being duly sworn according to law, say they are well acquainted with the above named Petitioner, and that to the best of their belief and knowledge, he has resided within the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States for five years last past and for one year last past within the State of Pennsylvania, that during the same period he has behaved himself as a man of good moral character , attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States , and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same. Robert Armstrong and William Robinson
Sworn in open Court, this 26th day of September, 1848,
J.W. Taylor Deputy Clerk
Other Court Documents: JOSEPH BEATTY Petition for Naturalization Indiana County, Pa.
Declaration Number 377, Filed June 23, 1846
To the Honorable, the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Indiana
The Petition of JOSEPH BEATTY, A NATIVE OF IRELAND, now of Armstrong Township, Indiana County
Respectfully showeth that your Petitioner arrived in the United States of America to wit: at the Port of Philadelphia on the ---- day of June, 1835, and that in pursuance of an Act of Congress entitled " An Act to Establish a Uniform Rule of Naturalization " and to repeal the Acts heretofore passed on that subject. Made a declaration of his intention to become and to report the registry of his nativity, age, allegience , immigration , and intended place of residence in the United States conformably to the said Act before the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Indiana. On the --- day of March 1844 a certificate whereof is hereunto annexed, and that he has resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States for five years last past, and one year last past within the State of Pennsylvania, that he has never borne any hereditary title, nor have been of any order of the Nobility in the Kingdom whence he came, or lsewhere. He therefore knows he may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States. And he will pray. Joseph Beatty
State of Pennsylvania, County of Indiana, S.S.
William Rankin and James Bothel, citizens of the United States, being duly sworn according to law, in open Court, Common Pleas, in and for said County, do depose and say that they are acquainted with Joseph Beatty, the foregoing petitioner, that the said Joseph Beatty has resided within the limits of the United
States for more than five years last past , and within the State of Pennsylvania for more than one year last past, and during the time, he has behaved as a man of good moral character , attached to the Principles of the Constitution of the United States , and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same.
Sworn and subscribed in open Court this 22nd day of June, 1845
William Rankin and James Bothel, Jr.
State of Pennsylvania, Indiana County. S.S.
The foregoing petitioner, being duly sworn according to law, in open Court, sayeth that the facts set forth in his petition are true, that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and that he hath absolutely and entirely renounce and abjourn all allegience and fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or
sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to Queen Victoria ,Queen of Great Britain and Ireland whereof he had heretofore been a subject. Sworn and subscribed in open Court of Common Pleas in said County this --- day of June,1846 H,N, Taylor, Register Joseph Beatty
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