Biography of Alexander S. Beatty
Crawford County, PA Biographies





ALEXANDER S. BEATTY, farmer, P. O. Shaw's Landing, was born April 5, 1831; son of Finlaw and Jane (Shaw) Beatty, the mother a native of East Fairfield Township, and the father of Perry County, Penn. Their family consisted of two sons: Samuel, who died about 1872 in Meadville, where his widow still lives, and our subject, who lives on the old home farm of sixty acres, which he owns and which is well improved. Finlaw Beatty was twice married, first to Miss Isabella Work, sister of ex-Judge Work, which union was blessed with six children, of whom four survive: W. W. Beatty and Mrs. A. E. Wentworth, living in Iowa; I. M. Beatty and Mrs. M. P. Harvey, at Shaw's Landing, Penn. Mrs. Beatty died June 30, 1825, and our subject's father was again married, and he and his second wife, Jane Shaw, died in March, 1852, there being bat two days difference in the dates of their deaths. Our subject was married December 24, 1860, to Miss Elizabeth E. Harvy, and they have four children: Finlaw A., Frank H., Matthew W. and Anna Blanche, all living. Mr. Beatty was mail agent on the Franklin branch of the New York. Pennsylvania & Ohio Railroad from Meadville to Oil City for three and a half years. He is now Postmaster at Shaw's Landing. He has been School Director for several terms. He and his wife are members of the United Presbyterian Church.


From:
History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Illustrated
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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