Charles E. Beatty, a farmer of Miami township, is a native son of Greene county, born on a farm in Xenia township on March 5, 1865. son of John and Delilah (Jones) Beatty, the former of whom was a native of Ireland, born in County Tyrone, Ulster, and the latter, of the state of Virginia, born in 1837. John Beatty was born in 1812 and was twenty-eight years of age when he came to this country. After his marriage he settled on a farm in the neighborhood of the Collins school in Xenia township, and there spent the rest of his life. He and his wife were the parents of eight children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the fifth in order of birth, the others being as follows: Catherine, who is living in Xenia township; William, a farmer, of Xenia township; James, deceased: John, who is engaged in the furniture business at Xenia; Margaret, also of Xenia township; Frank, who is now living in Michigan, owner of the great Kellogg strawberry farm at Three Rivers, and Allie, of Xenia township.


Reared on the home farm in Xenia township, Charles E. Beatty received his schooling in the Collins school and as a young man began farming on his own account, renting farms, and was thus engaged until he entered upon possession of the farm on which he is now living in Miami township. Mr. Beatty served as school supervisor for four or five years. He is a member of the Presbyterian church.


Mr. Beatty has been twice married. On March 4, 1887, he was united in marriage to Amanda Burrows, a resident of the Osborn neighborhood, in Bath township, and to that union were born three children, namely: Alice, who married L. M. Stevenson, now living at Columbus, Ohio, and has one son, Robert; Roscoe, now living at Twin Falls, Idaho, manager of a big ranch belonging to his uncle, and who married Frances Lyman and has two children, Alice May and Francis Edward; and Mary, a professional nurse, who continues her residence at the old home in Miami township. The mother of these children died on April 3, 1907, and on June 28, 1910, at Yellow Springs, Mr. Beatty married Missouri Lott, who was born in Perry county, Ohio, July 14, 1880, daughter of Bradford and Delilah (Gates) Lott, the latter of whom is now deceased and the former of whom is now a resident of Fairfield, this county. Bradford Lott and wife were the parents of five children, those besides Mrs. Beatty being as follow: Mrs. Fay Loe, of Yellow Springs: Mrs. Blanche Sellers, of Troy; William, who married Sarah Frick, sister of Henry Clay Frick, of New York, the great coke and steel magnate, and is now living retired at Wooster, Ohio, and Victor, who died in 1904 and whose widow is living at Xenia.

 

From History of Greene County Ohio, Its People, Industries and Institutions, vol. 2. M.A.Broadstone, editor. B.F.Bowen & Co., Indianapolis. 1918