Albert M. Beatty

ALBERT M. BEATTY. The great-grandfather of Albert M. Beatty of Ligonier, was William Beatty, who spent his entire life in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, where he followed the trade of a wagonmaker and was also engaged in business as an undertaker. His wife was Isabella Colwell, and their children were: James, mentioned hereafter; William, Absalom, Samuel, Jane married William Bowman; and Margaret, married Samuel Patterson.

James Beatty, son of William and Isabella (Colwell) Beatty, was born in 1812, in Armstrong county, and learned the wagonmaker's trade which he followed in connection with that of a carpenter and cabinetmaker, and also engaged in the milling business. He was a member of the Lutheran church. Mr. Beatty married Catherine Richard, and their children were: Mary, married Silas Wareham; Michael, deceased; William; Miles, lives in Armstrong county; James, a carpenter and builder in the same county; Samuel A., mentioned hereafter; John, a resident of Pittsburg; Daniel, also lives in that city; and Catherine, wife of Thompson Kelley.

Samuel A. Beatty, son of James and Catherine (Richard) Beatty, was born February 24, 1847, in Armstrong county, and received his education in the common schools. For some years he worked among the farmers of his native county. In 1865 he enlisted in the One Hundred and Fourth Regiment, Sixth Army Corps, Pennsylvania Volunteers, for one year or during the war, and was mustered out of service August 25, 1865. Mr. Beatty married Elenora Hawk, and they had children: Ora, wife of Edward Fry; Albert M., mentioned hereafter; Wyron W., at home; Smith E.; Florence A., at home; Gertrude A., married Edward Lowry, of Ligonier.

Albert M. Beatty, son of Samuel A. and Elenora (Hawk) Beatty, was born July 29, 1870, and received his education in the common schools. In 1893 he began to learn the business of a barber with Jacob Hamilton, of Ligonier, with whom he remained one year, and then opened an establishment of his own in partnership with C. L. Bonser, after conducting the business alone for two years. The connection was maintained five years, and in April, 1902, Mr. Beatty leased the National Hotel, in Ligonier, of which he has ever since been the successful proprietor. He is a member of Lodge No. 964, I. O. O. F., of Ligonier. Mr. Beatty married Martha, daughter of James and Martha (Long) Gillespie, and they have two children: Margaret, and Eugene.

Source: Page(s) 192, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed May 2007 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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