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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES BEA

the Continental Army, by 1778. STANDS ON PUB-
LIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: signed along with other Fred-
erick County delegates an address to Charles Car-
roll of Carrollton (1737-1832) thanking him for
the stand he took in opposition to Gov. Robert
Eden's Fee Bill proclamation, 1773. WEALTH DUR-

ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 2,248
acres in Frederick County, which included a half
interest in 208 acres held with George Fraser Haw-
kins (ca. 1741-1785). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

owned 3,474 acres (including the partnership in
208 acres) in Frederick County, by 1773; Beatty
was very active in patenting, resurveying, buying,
and selling tracts. Due to the creation of several
new counties from Frederick County during the
period between 1773 and 1798, some of the tracts
he owned were possibly overlooked when Beatty
was assessed in 1798. Also, some of the tracts may
ultimately have been incorporated into Washing-
ton, D.C. He owned at least 1,820 acres, including
115 lots in Frederick, Montgomery, Prince
George's, and Allegany counties, and Georgetown
and Washington, D.C., 1798; patented 248 acres
in Prince George's County between 1801 and
1802; sold 305 acres in Frederick County between
1802 and 1804. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED be-
tween August 18 and November 21, 1804, in
Montgomery County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£630.16.6 current money (including 13 slaves);
FB, estate overpaid £512.5.10. LAND: at least
1,763 acres, including 115 lots in Frederick, Mont-
gomery, Prince George's, and Allegany counties,
and Georgetown and Washington, D.C.

BEATTY (BEATIE, BEATY), JOHN (?-1811)
BORN: probably in Frederick County. NATIVE: pos-
sibly; if so, second generation. RESIDED, in Freder-
ick County; Cumberland Town, Allegany County.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: possibly Robert

Beatty. UNCLE, possibly Thomas Beatty (?-1768).
MARRIED on December 21, 1799, Ann Beall. CHIL-
DREN. SONS. William Beall; Thomas Beall; Otho
Beall; Lewis; Henry Grosh; and John Elie.
DAUGHTERS: Louisa Eleanor; Eliza; and Priscilla.
PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: probably a planter. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Fred-
erick County, 1779-1780, 1785. LOCAL OFFICES:
sheriff, Allegany County, commissioned 1790,
1791, and 1800; justice, Allegany County, 1795-at
least 1800. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: 3 slaves, 1800. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION: 166 acres in Frederick County. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: patented 1,658 acres in Allegany
County, and purchased 4 lots in Cumberland
Town, Allegany County, 1793-1795. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: between October 22 and November
25, 1811, in Allegany County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY. TEV, $2,855.29 current money (including
china, silver, and a Bible); FB, $1,548.85. LAND:
possibly 1,758 acres in Allegany County, plus 4
lots in Cumberland Town, Allegany County.
IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS. There were five men
named John Beatty during this time period. Infor-
mation on family background is scarce and it is
very difficult in many instances to differentiate the
references to John Beatty. Thus the link between
the legislator and the John Beatty identified here is
tentative.

BEATTY, THOMAS (?-1768). BORN: probably in
Monocacy, Prince George's County. NATIVE:
probably, if so second generation. RESIDED: in
Frederick County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
MOTHER: Susanna (?-ca. 1745). BROTHERS: Ro-
bert; William; John; Edward (?-1755); and Jaime
(James). SISTERS Agness; Martha, who married
Capt. John Midaugh (Midday). NEPHEW: possibly
John Beatty (?-1811). MARRIED Mary. CHILDREN.
SONS. Thomas Beatty (ca. 1735-1815); James; and
Charles Beatty (ca. 1736-1804). DAUGHTERS:
Susanna, who married Nathan Maynard; Sarah.
PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate; provided
for the education of his minor children in his will.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STA-

TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., 1753; Gent., 1762. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: yeoman. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Frederick
County, 1757-1758, 1762-1763. LOCAL OFFICES:
justice, Prince George's County, 1739-1747, Fred-
erick County, 1748-at least 1763 (quorum, 1748-
at least 1763); justice, Court of Oyer and Terminer
and Gaol Delivery, Frederick County, commis-
sioned 1762, 1764, 1765, and 1766. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION at least
529 acres in Frederick County. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: sold 145 acres and patented at least
1,100 acres in Frederick County, plus he pur-
chased a mill in partnership with two other peo-
ple, between 1757 and 1768. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between February 1768, and April 8, 1768,
in Frederick County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£859.4.7 current money (including 4 slaves and 1
servant); FB, £571.7.11. LAND: possibly ca. 1,484
acres in Frederick County.

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