Alexander Beaty
[Catherine widow]
Bounty Land Application #20822

28 Feb 1851

Transcribed and contributed by Nel Rocklein


[Cover/Folder info -- front]
Alexander Beaty -- his Cap I Gregg, Col B Christan Ten Mil
En Nov 93, dis Jany 94 -- Indian War
2nd ??? Cap Andrew Beaty, Col Jno Scott Ten Mil
En Oct 94, Dis Nov 94 -- Indian War

3 Allerton's? Office Feb 26, 52
No Rolls of Cap's Greggs and Beatys Companies for the years 1793 & 4 are found.  They are presumed
to have been destroyed in the burning of the Public Buildings.
P Y Gallaher for B Allerton (??)
No evidence March 23, 1853

L B Maxcy, Albany KY  Clr May 22/53  ECE

[Cover/Folder info -- back]
Hurd Andetors?? Office  May 9th, 1853
It does not appear from the Books of this office that Captain Gregg & 
Andrew Beatty were in service in 1793 & 1794. R Grame for David?
Letter to Hon A Galtain Talbott  Mar 11/58  H Payten

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					Washington, D. C.
					March 5th, 1858
Hon Geo. C. Whiting
Com. Pens.
 
Dear Sir,
Enclosed find affidavit of Thos Travis additional evidence in case of the Application of Catherine Beaty 
for Bounty Land under act March 3rd, 1855 which, if sufficient you will please issue a Land Warrant in 
conformity to the petitions of applicant, otherwise let me know at your earliest convenience what more 
may be wanting.
					I have the honor to be
					Most Respectfully
					A. Gallatin Talbott
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State of Tennessee, Fentress County//
On this the 9th day of April 1853 personally appeared before me James L Stony a Justice of the Peace in 
and for the County and State aforesaid Catherine Beaty living in the edge of Kentucky and after being 
duly sworn for that purpose on her oath making the following Declaration in order to obtain Bounty Land 
for the service of her Dec'd husband Alexander Beaty.  She states that she was married in Sulivan County 
East Tennessee by Squire Andy Crockett 51 years and six months in the month of May that she & her 
said husband moved from Sulivan County to Cumberland County Kentucky, lived together up until the 
time of his death which took place on the 3rd day of March 1851 in Clinton County, that she has 
remained a widow ever since, that she now has at her same place where she has and for  (???) as of 45 
years that her said husband served a Tour of (???) 3 or six months against the Indians & thinks he was 
under his brother Captain Andy Beaty - that she has all through his life talked of his service when he 
went and till all a/// that he sent on his claim for Bounty Land some tine before his death.  She makes said 
papers a part hereof she states that her name was Travis before she was married, that she was 23 years 
old when she was married & is now 73 years old.  She states that she has a chance of making her 
Declaration in Tennessee about one? mile & a half from her house and does so as she is old and 
frail and unable to go far from home.                                             
							her
					       Catherine  X    Beaty
						           mark 

Sworn to and subscribed to this 9th day of April 1853 before me.
James L Stonie, J.P.

State of Tennessee Fentress County
I certify that I will?? know Alexander Beaty for many years and his widow and the family that I believe 
her statements are ??thy true, that they are Good and worthy citizens.  Given under my had this 9th day of 
April 1853.
					James L Stonie, justice
					of the peace for said county

Sate of Tennessee
Fentress County//
I David C. Travis, Clerk of the County Court of the county & state aforesaid, certify that James L Story 
Esq whose signatures appear to the foregoing Declarations and certificate is and was at the time of signing 
the same an acting Justice of the peace in and for the county and state aforesaid and full faith and (???) is 
due all his act as such and the foregoing signatures purports in to be his are G(???) (??) testimony where 
of I have (???).
Set my hand and affixed my seal this 11th day of April 1853
David C. Travis Clerk by R. T Thelduck?
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State of Tennessee
Clinton County//
On this the twentyfourth day of January A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one, personally appeared 
before me a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State 
aforesaid, Alexander Beaty aged eighty one years a resident of Clinton County, Kentucky, who being duly 
sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Alexander Beaty who was a private in the company 
commanded by Captain James Gragg in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Gilbert Christian in the Indian 
War between the United States and the Cherokee in the year 1793.  That he was drafted in Sullivan County 
Tennessee in November 1793, as well as he now remembers, for the period of three months, and continued 
in actual service in said War for about two months and was honorably discharged in Knoxville, Tennessee in 
January 1794; That he was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Andrew Beaty in the Regiment 
commanded by Colonel John Scott of Mounted men, in the war between the United States and the Cherokee
 Indians in the year 1794.  
That he volunteered in Sullivan County Tennessee in October 1794, as well as he now remembers, and 
continued in actual service in said ?? for about 33 days, and was honorable discharged at Knoxville Tennessee
in the month of November or December 1794.

	He state that he received a written certificate of Discharge for his services in Capt Graggs Company, 
	Col Christian's Regiment which got burned up together with all his other papers, when  his house was 
	burned in 1806.

	He does not now recollect whether he received a written certificate of Discharge or not for his second 
	tour of service.  He states that he sold his claim for pay to John Shelby for $20 or $25 for his last service.

	He states that William Snodgrass was a Lieut in Capt Andrew Beaty's Company, and that Snodgrass 
	commanded the company, Beaty not being with it.

	He is unable at his advanced age, and after the lapse of so many years, to give dates with precision.

	By reference to the Muster Rolls of the Companies with which he served his service (???) be seen.

	He remembers that George Rutledge was a Major in Col Scotts Regiment.

	He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty land which may be (???) (???) , under 
	the act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service 
	of the United States passed September 28th, 1850.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day and year above written, and I hereby certify that I believe the 
Declarant Alexander Beaty to be the identical man? who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated.

[signed] Alexander Beaty				Geo Scoope?  J.P. C. C.

State of Kentucky
Clinton County//
I Rice Maxey Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid certify that George Scoope Esq whose general(?) 
signature appears to the foregoing Declaration is & was at the time of signing the same a Justice of the Peace for the 
County & State aforesaid duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes.
In testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed the seal of office of said county at the Clerk's Office in 
Albany, this 20th day of February 1851.
						Rice Maxey Clk
						By John Delten D.C.
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State of Tennessee Fentress County//
On this 9th day of April 1853 personally appeared before me James L. Story a Justice of the Peace in and for said 
county Eleanor Meek widow of James Meek Deceased a resident citizen of Clinton County Kentucky, aged about 
75 years she being in ??? to full Credit and after being duly sworn on her oath makes the following affidavit towit 
that she was living at the house of Alexander Beaty in Sulavin County Tennessee when he served as a soldier against 
the Indians, a volunteer for the time of three months, as she now thinks under his brother Captain Andy Beaty, that 
she helped to fix him off and remained there with his father and mother until his term of service was outs and returned 
home and continued to live there for some years after that, she then married James Meek and lived some years on 
said Beatys farm.  That said Beaty then married Catharine Travis at the house of said Alexander Beaty where his 
father then lived That she & her husband James Meek was at the wedding & that as well as she now remembers 
by squire Andy Crockett married them.  That she has lived in sight of the house of said Alexander Beaty & his now 
widow Catharine for about 40 years or perhaps more that she cannot t??? the exact date of said marriage from 
the great length of time.  That she lived by the all the time in Tennessee, moved with them to Kentucky and with 
exception of 2 years has lived by them ever since.  She states that ??? Andy Cooper was in the same company 
with Beaty in said tour and is now dead.
								her
						         Eleanor   X   Meek
                                                                                               mark

Sworn to and subscribed to this the 9th day of April 1853 before me.
James L Stone  Justice of the Peace for Fentress County

State of Tennessee Fentress County//
I David C. Travis Clerk of the County Court of the County and State aforesaid certify that James L Storie Esquire 
whose signature appears to the foregoing affidavit is and was at the time of signing the same an acting Justice or 
the Peace in and for the county and stat aforesaid and full faith and credit is due all his acts as such & the foregoing 
signature purporting to be his is ?? in testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal of office 
done at Jamestown Tennessee this 11th day of April 1853.
David C. Travis Clerk, by R. T. Hildreth D.C. 
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Kentucky Clinton County Court ordained that it be certified that it was proven to the satisfaction of the Court that 
Alexander Beaty, died in Clinton County Kentucky died in the year March 1851 leaving Catherine Beaty his 
widow who is still his widow and still living.
	Kentucky Clinton County ??
J. S. B. Maxey Clerk of the County Court for the County of Clinton and State aforesaid, certify that the foregoing 
order is a true copy of the record in my office.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the 
seal of my office at the Clerks Office in Albany this 18th day of April 1853.
Ate? S. B. Maxey Clk
By R. L Brame  D.C. 
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State of Kentucky Clinton County //
On this the 20th day of February 1858 personally appeared before me J. C. Southerland, a Justice of the Peace 
in and for the County aforesaid: Thomas Travis aged 48 years a resident Citizen of the county aforesaid he is a 
Good citizen of the county aforesaid and being first duly sworn for that purpose on his oath make the following 
affidavit, that he will?? new Alexander Beaty now deceased for a great many years before his death and with 
his now widow Catharine Beaty, he states that he lived for many years before the death of said Beaty in sight 
of him and ever since in sight of his widow Catharine.  Affidant states that he is a nephew of said Beaty, and 
many times heard him speak of his service against the Indians in the war of 1790 under Captain Andy Beaty -- 
he stated he was out several months from East Tennessee.
						Thos Travis
Sworn to and Subscribed this 20th day of February 1858 before me
J. C. Southerland, J.P.

State of Kentucky Clinton County//
I J. A. Brents Clerk of the County ???? aforesaid do certify that J. C. Southerland whose signature appears 
to the foregoing affidavit is and was at the time an acting Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid 
and full faith and credit is due all his acts as such and the foregoing signature purporting to be his is genuine.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto ?? my hand and seal of office 
done at Albany this 20th day of February 1858.   J. A. Brents Clk
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[Folder Cover]
Catherine Beatys Claim for Bounty Land.  Addition Evidence --
Affidavit of Thos Travis----
Application made under Act of March 3rd 1855
Sent by Hon A. G. Talbott for W. J. Dabney Albany Clinton Co Kentucky
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State of Kentucky   Clinton County//
This day Elleanor Meek came in person before me a Justice of the Peace authorized to administer oaths within 
and for the County and State aforesaid and being duly and legally sworn before me on her oath states that she 
is personally acquainted with the above declarant Alexander Beaty and was so acquainted with him when he 
performed the services set out in his declaration and she states that she knows that he started from home as a 
soldier, that she assisted in making his clothes to wear on the campaign, That he started and was gone on the 
campaign months, that he performed another tour of duty but how long she does not know.
								 her
							Elenor   X  Meek
								mark
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of January A.D. 1851. Geo Snoope  J.P.

State of Kentucky  Clinton County//
I Rice Maxey Clerk of the County aforesaid certify that George Scoope Esq. whose genuine signature appears 
to the foregoing Affidavit is and was at the time of signing the same a Justice of the Peace within and for the 
County & State aforesaid duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes.
In testimony whereof I have herewith sat my hand the seal of office of said County at the Clerks Office this the 
20 day of February 1851.  Rice Maxey Clk by John Dillen D.C.


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