Thomas and Jane (Mullinix) Beaty
Thomas Beaty was born in the Lick Creek Valley region of KY in 1801. He was the son of
Revolutionary War soldier Andrew and Elizabeth (Cooper). His
father was born in PA in 1760. Thomas's known brothers and sisters were: William,
Alexander, Andrew, and Agnes, b. 1804.
Jane was born in 1802 in KY. She was the daughter of Nathaniel
Mullinix and Sally Mayberry. Nathaniel was from NC.
Thomas and Jane were married February 4, 1821 and were the parents of eleven children:
Elizabeth (1822-1888), Nancy Agnes (1824-1899), John Andrew (1827 about
1868), Alexander Greene (1830-1836), Nathaniel Priam (1832-1862), Thomas Jefferson
(1835-?), Nina Jane (1838-1855), Martha Ann (1840-1885), William Hagan (1843-about 1864),
Matilda (1846-1918), and Hiram Cyrus (1849-1915).
Two of Thomas and Jane's children married Kings. Elizabeth married James King and Nancy
married Robert King. Nina Jane married Hawk Reagan. Martha Ann married George Washington
Hill. Matilda married Sampson Stephens, and Hiram married Catherine Beaty. There is no
marriage record for the other children.
Nathaniel Priam and William Hagan both died during the Civil War. Nathaniel was killed
during the Battle of Mill Springs, KY and William died as a prisoner of war at the Belie
Island Prison Camp at Richmond, VA.
Many people knew Thomas as "Col. Tom". He was a highly respected man and the
title "Col." apparently was an honorary one, having nothing to do with military
rank. Thomas and Jane raised their family, as did their son Hiram and grandson Thomas, on
the headwaters of Little Crab. Thomas died January 7, 1893. They are both buried in the
Joel Beaty Cemetery at Riverton.
by Gerald DeHaven