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Son of Benjamin Beatty (1745-1831) and Martha Chamberlain (1755-1845). Born in York Co., PA, Hamilton Beatty was a soldier in the War of 1812. In Sep. 1817, he married Sarah Anderson. The Beattys had six known children: Nancy Tittle; Benjamin; John; Martha Chamberlain; William Anderson; and Sarah Ann. The family resided in Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co. Hamilton was a Presbyterian, and was a member of the church board of elders for more than five decades. After his death, his widow collected a government pension based on his early military service.

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1786 1
York Co., PA 1
Death:
10 Jul 1871 1
Beatty Stn., Westmoreland Co., PA 1
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Hamilton Beatty 1
Birth:
1786 1
York Co., PA 1
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Cause: Cancer 1
Death:
10 Jul 1871 1
Beatty Stn., Westmoreland Co., PA 1
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Burial Place: Unity Presby. Cem., Westmoreland Co., PA 1
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Mother: Martha Chamberlain 1
Father: Benjamin Beatty 1
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Sarah Anderson 1
11 Sep 1817 1
Spouse Death Date: 25 May 1879 1
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From "Old and New Westmoreland, Volume 3" by John Newton Boucher, American Historical Society, 1918, p. 451.

  Hamilton Beatty was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania, in 1786, came with his parents to Westmoreland countyin 1810. In 1824 he became jointly with his brother, John, the owner of the Beatty homestead. He served with honor in the War of 1812 and assisted in the building of Fort Meigs. He was one of the prosperous and substantial citizens of the community and served in various public capacities. He was a lifelong Democrat. He was one of the devoted members of the United Presbyterian church, serving as a member of its board of elders for fifty-six years.His death occurred at Beatty Station, July 10, 1871, in his eighty-fifth year. On September 1, 1817, he married Sarah Anderson, born September 27, 1796, died May 25 1879, a daughter of Colonel William and Nancy (Tittle) Anderson. Of this marriage seven children were born, three dying in infancy; those attaining maturity were: Mrs. Nancy Tittle (Beatty)  George, John Beatty, Jr., Mrs. Martha Chamberlain (Beatty)  Baldridge, and Mrs. Sarah Ann (Beatty) Adams.

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