Marion B. Beaty
Marion B. Beaty was born in May 1850,in Fentress County, Tennessee, and died there,
November 10, 1895, of typhoid fever. He was a son of David Beaty, Jr. and Jane (Smith)
Beaty. His paternal grandparents were David Beaty, Sr. and Sarah
(Stephens) Beaty. His maternal grandparents were Richard Smith and Eleanor (Means) Smith,
d/o Andrew Means and Nancy (Gray) Means. Marion B. Beaty married Martha Emeline King, who
was born December 24, 1857, in Fentress County, Tennessee, and died there, January L7,
1913. Her parents were Robert King and Nancy Agnes Beaty King. Her paternal grandfather
probably was Robert King, Sr. or John A. King. Her maternal grandparents were Thomas Beaty and Jane (Mullinix) Beaty.
The children of Marion B. Beaty and Martha Emeline (King) Beaty were as follows: 1. Dave
"Net" Beaty, b. June 5, 1877; d. Jan. 17, 1960. 2. Robert Beaty, b. Dec. 25,
1878; d. Jan. 4, 1955. 3. Matilda Catherine Beaty, b. Jan. 23, 1880; d. Dec. 5, 1966. 4.
William Richard Beaty, b. Sept. 15, 1882; d. June30,1955.5.Ellen Jane Beaty,b.Feb.24,
1884; d. Apr. 21, 1963. 6. Johnie Beaty, b. June 16, 1888; d. Mar. 5, 1965. 7. Mary Ann
"Molly" Beaty, b. Apr. 1, 1890; d. Oct. 10, 1958. And 8. Infant, born and died,
March 20, 1893; buried in Marion Beaty Cemetery, at Little Crab, Fentress County,
The marriages of the sons and daughters were as follows: Dave "Net" Beaty m.
Mandy Jane, or Mary Jane Hinds, b. Sept. 8, 1876; d. in 1927. Robert Beaty m. (1) Matilda
Clementine Jaynes; m. (2) Mary Sergent. Matilda Catherine Beaty m. Isaac Beaty, (s/o
Alley) b. 1870; d. 1930. William Richard Beaty m. Alberta Eunice McDonald, b. Mar. 26,
1883; d. Mar. 4, 1980. Ellen Jane Beaty m. (1) William Choate; m. (2) Sherman Marcum.
Johnie Beaty m. Nannie Bernice Taylor, b. Sept. 13, 1899; d. Dec. 1, 1929. Mary Ann
"Molly" Beaty m. James Pennycuff.
The grandchildren of Marion B. Beaty and Martha Emeline (King) Beaty are as follows: Dave
"Net" Beaty's children: 1. Marion Beaty, m. Rosie Cooper; d/o James and Mary
Jane (Turner) Cooper. 2. Mary Beaty, m. Charlie Cooper; brother to Rosie. 3. Robert Beaty,
never married; died bout 1965. 4. Emily "Sis" Beaty, m. (1) Amos Sweet; m. (2)
5. Ernest Beaty (female), m. Curtis Pullins; s/o Harrison and Ermine Pullins. 6. Rebecca
Beaty, m. Roma (Rome ?) Seabolt; s/o George Seabolt, from Ringby, (Rugby ?) Tennessee. 7.
Woodrow Beaty, m. Lorene Rosenbaum; from Rugby ?, Tennessee. And 8. Willie Richard Beaty, m. Emma Bertram. Robert Beaty's children:
1. Willie Beaty, m. Chloe Wood, from Boatland. 2. Johnie Beaty, b. Sept. 4, 1907; m.
Maggie Hoover, b. Apr. 19, 1914; d. Jan. 1, 1968; cousin to Lester Hoover. 3. J. Willard
Beaty, never married ; b. Oct. 21, 1909; d. Feb. 19, 1931; buried in Ann Wood Cemetery, at
Little Crab. 4. Dean (male) Beaty, married in Michigan. 5. Elsie Beaty, m. Welter
Peavyhouse, at Boatland. 6. Myrtle Beaty, m. Claude Reagan; s/o Isaac Thomas Reagan, at
Jamestown. 7. Freely (female) Beaty, m. Shirley Greer; s/o James and Jane (Wright) Greer,
at Jamestown. 8. Juanita Beaty, m. Haskell Greer; brother to Shirley Greer; in Florida. 9.
Clara M. Beaty, b. Feb. 19, 1915; d. Oct. 29, 1947; m. Willie Chism; buried in Ann Wood
Cemetery, at Little Crab. 10. Edith Beaty, m. (1) Lester Hoover, (cousin to Maggie). She
married twice more. 11. Pansy Beaty, m. Fred Chism. 12. --, m. Roy Bertram. 13. Willis
Adean Beaty, married in Michigan. 14. A baby boy; died when one week old. Matilda
Catherine Beaty's children: 1. Minnie Beaty, m. Owensby "Pete" Beaty; buried in
Fentress Memorial Gardens, at Jamestown. 2. Annie Beaty, b. Feb. 18, 1897; d. Apr. 23,
1937; buried in Ann Wood Cemetery, at Little Crab; m. (1) Dillard Robbins; m. (2) Dewey
Byrd. William Richard Beaty's children: 1. Woodrow Milborn Beaty, b. Apr. 29, 1913; d.
Feb. 7, 1985; m. Creo Roles; b. July 28, 1916. 2. Johnie Cletis Beaty, h. Dec. 7, 1918; m.
Ninis Dean Little; b. Dec. 25, 1924. 3. J.D. Beaty, b. Sept. 19, 1922; m. Billie Glee
Matthews; b. Nov. 13, 1928. 4. Martha Bea Beaty, b. Sept. 1, 1927; m. Everett Parsons; b.
Aug. 21, 1925. Ellen Jane (Beaty) Marcum's children: by William Choate: 1. Mollie Choate,
m. Jesse Clark. 2. Edna Choate, m. Paul Carter. 3. Pearl Choate, married a Watts. 4. Marie
Choate, married an Ellis. 5. Ruby Choate, m. Sam Rodenella. 6. Melvin Choate, married in
Illinois. 7 John Choate, never married; died at about 20 years of age; buried the same
place as his mother, Ellen Jane (Beaty) Marcum. Johnie Beaty's children: 1. Martha Anna
Lee Beaty; b. Aug. 3, 1922, m. Wilbur C. Smith; b. May 7, 1920. 2. Vada Ilene Beaty; b.
Feb. 4, 1924; m. Emil McDonald; b. May 30, 1923; d. Nov. 1, 1977. She lives at Cleveland,
Ohio. 3. Ada Elwanda Beaty; b. Dec. 18, 1925; m Edward Carnell Waller. (Camden,
Tennessee). 4. Willie Alton Beaty; b. July 24, 1927; m. Anna Grace Hastings; b. May 16,
1932. They live at Monroe, Overton County, Tennessee, where he is a school principal. Mary
Ann (Beaty) Pennycuffs children: 1. Willie Pennycuff. 2. Delmer Pennycuff. 3. Vonnie
Pennycuff; m. Proctor Cobb, in Poplar Cove. (Fentress County). 4. McKinley Pennycuff. 5.
Murley Pennycuff. 6. R.D. Pennycuff. 7. a daughter. And 8. a son. Making a total of 43
grandchildren for Marion B. Beaty and Martha Emeline (King) Beaty. If there are any more,
I don't know about them.
Marion B. Beaty's wife -- Martha Emeline (King) Beaty -- is buried in the Ann Wood
Cemetery. She was a sister to my grandmother, Elizabeth Ann (King) Wright. Marion B. Beaty
is buried in the old abandoned cemetery by that name. It is located beside the road, on
the right, about half a mile before reaching the Ann Wood Cemetery. I have been there
about 5 or 6 times since 1980. I have been to a total of about 44 cemeteries in Fentress,
Pickett and Overton counties. Mostly in the following areas: at Manson, Riverton, Little
Crab, Red Hill, Pall Mall, in Buffalo Cove, in Poplar Cove, on Double Top Mountain, at
Fairview, Moodyville, Etter, Alpine, Monroe and in Jamestown and Byrdstown; plus the
And I have visited the following relatives down there: Wilma (Reagan) Pinckley -- 4th
cousin, and Rebecca (Cravens) Hyder -- 3rd cousin, and family, in Jamestown; also Arnold
Wright -- 3rd cousin. Tilford Chism "Pete" Wright -- 2nd cousin; and his son,
Brady Wright -- 3rd cousin, near Manson. Susie Wright -- 2nd cousin, at Manson. Carson
Hensley -- 4th cousin, and Fred Moody -- 4th cousin, and family, on Double Top Mountain.
Jonah D. Lowery -- half-2nd cousin, in Moodyville, and his daughter. Ada (Wright) Rains
2nd cousin, and daughters, Alms Rains and Ruby (Rains) Upchurch 3rd cousins, at Etter.
James Poore 3rd cousin, in Byrdstown. Guy Beaty -- 3rd cousin, in Alpine, (in Overton
County). Alleta (King) Smith -- 2nd cousin, and family, and Hattie (Reagan) Padgett -- 2nd
cousin, at Monroe, in Overton County. And Anna Lee (Beaty) Smith -- 2nd cousin, and
husband, Wilbur C. Smith, in Overton County. And Anna and husband, Alleta and family, and
Hattie and folks have been up here.
by Roscoe Hollis Wright