Jeremiah and Sarah Choat Beaty
"Jerry" Beaty was born in January of 1818. He was one of 15 children born to David Beaty Sr. (1783-PA) and Sarah Stephens Beaty (1780-NC). David
and Sarah are listed in the Overton Co. Census records for 1820 and in the Fentress Co.
Census after it was formed in 1823. The Beaty family lived in the Boatland Community and
were large land owners also dealing in timber and rafting.
Jerry's brothers and sisters were; David Jr., George, John, Catherine, May, Jenetta, Ida,
Rita, Julia, Ann, Sarah (deaf), Nancy, Cuzzy, and Ardema.
Jerry married Sarah Choate, born October 1833 in Fentress County. She was the daughter of
Austin Choate (1795-NC) and Elizabeth "Betsy" Young (1801-TN). Sarah's brothers
and sisters were; George, Jacob, Ann, Celia, John, Christopher, and Denna.
The children of Jerry and Sarah Beaty were; Henry T., Jacob, Vianna, Nancy Arabella,
Shadrick, Farazina Elizabeth, Christopher "Kit", Heiser, Putnam, and Cuzzy Jane.
Henry T., born about 1852, died in his youth.
Jacob, born about 1853, married Polly Ann Garrett. They were the parents of Harriet,
Henry, Jerry, Demia, Owne, Brant, and Hattie. Jacob moved his family to Oklahoma and
Vianna, born about 1858, married Reese Stephens. They were the parents of Vine, Porter,
Allen and Dock.
Nancy Arabella, born about 1859, married Tatum Tipton. Their children were; Dillard,
Janie, Della, Polly, Christopher "Kit", and
Shadrick "Shade", born about 1862, married Mary Hogue. They were the parents of
Myrtle, Viann, Syrene, Osdia, Addie and Joe.
Farazina, born November 1864, married Reese Stephens after the death of her sister
Arabella. Farazina and Reese were the parents of Taz, Carlie and Beaty.
Christopher "Kit", born about 1866, did not marry.
Heiser, born about 1869, married Rosetta Hogue. Their children are; Wyman, Herman, Una,
Lloyd, Clara and Hattie.
Putnam, born August, 1872, married Mary Jane Hall. They are the parents of Hollins,
Ernest, Elza, Arlena, Stella, Orpha, Viann, and a son who died as an infant.
Cuzzy Jane, born in January, 1874, married Welter Harrison "Harry" Davis. They
are the parents of Wayne, Raymond, Allen, Julia, Herman, Cilbert, an infant daughter, and
Welter Harrison who died young.
According to Fentress County Census records, Jeremiah died between 1850 and 1860 and Sarah
died after 1860.
Information for this history provided by Mrs. Wilma Pinckley and several members of the
Putnam Beaty and Cuzzy Jane Davis families; Ernest Beaty, Viann Cobb, Wayne Davis, Gilbert
Davis and Julia Hrder.
by Jewelene Hinds