James Franklin Beaty
|Beatty (Beaty), James Franklin, Company "D", 6th W.Va. Volunteer Infantry. He was the son of John C. Beaty, b. W.Va. 1802, & Susannah Farrell, b. W.Va. 1803. His grandparents were Alexander Beaty, b. 17 May 1772, possibly New York or Ireland and his wife, Mary S. "Molly" Carter, b. W.Va. 16 Nov 1779. His maternal grandparents were Robert Ferrell, b. about 1843 in Berkeley County, VA, and Hannah, his wife. On 28 June 1863 (location unknown), James married Mary Ann Nagle, born 02 April 1847 in County Cork, Ireland. James and Mary Ann were the parents of Susanna Beaty Buehrer, Julia Captoria Beatty Beal, and Eva Beatty Dickman. Other children may include Alice, Maria, and Mary.
Sometime after 1880, Mary Ann and their children moved to Illinois to live with a brother. Pension affidavits indicate that James was unstable and left his wife with the responsibility of caring for the children. After leaving West Virginia, James may have lived with a family member in Ohio. He died about 1910 somewhere near Wellsville, Ohio.
Notes from Karen Meng:
I am forwarding a jpeg file of my G-g grandfather's Civil war medal (James F. Beatty, L6). It is amazing that I ever found it. In the 1930s, my mom wrote to Ohio to get his records from an Old Soldier's Rest Home. She received information on a different James Beatty. We did not realize this until about a year ago when we were in Ohio babysitting with our granddaughter while her mom was at a business meeting. We were lucky enough to squeeze just one hour in at the Ohio Archives. I was able to get his death certificate.