Biography - William Beatty

William A. BEATTY, farmer, P. O. Raymond, born in Grayson County, Ky., January 29, 1847; received his education from the common schools of his native county. He remained with his parents in Kentucky until 1864, when he enlisted in the Federal army, Twenty-sixth Kentucky Volunteers, commanded by Burbridge, afterward by Maxwell, last by Col. Farley; served about thirteen months; mustered out in July, 1865; in 1866, removed to Montgomery County, where he commenced by working as a farm hand, continuing the same until 1872, when he rented a farm of 160 acres and worked it until 1876, when he bought 100 acres, and has since added 100 to it, now having 200 acres. In 1876, January 27, in Montgomery County, he married Sarah A. BOWLES, a native of Greene County, Ill., born in 1857. When he commenced on his farm, there were no improvements; upon his farm he has a good residence; wheat, corn, oats, cattle and hogs of good stock; father was Joseph BEATTY, born in Grayson County, Ky., in 1823; now lives near Raymond; mother, Sarah AKRES, born in Kentucky; she died in 1847, aged about twenty-one years; parents had one child, our subject. Subject has had four children, three living - Oliver M., William A. (dead), Orrie, Bessie. Politically, Republican.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 235.

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