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|WILLIAM BEATTY, farmer, Richland Twp., Sec 4; P.O. Bowen's Prairie; born in Ireland in 1826; his father, James Beatty, removed to Philadelphia about 1828, where Mr. Beatty was brought up; he was engaged in the grocery business in Philadelphia about twelve years; he came to Jones Co, in the spring of 1856, and settled in Washington Township, where he lived about one year and a half; he then sold his farm there and removed to Buchanan Co., but soon after resumed the ownership of his former farm in Washington Township, Jones Co., where he returned; he bought his present farm in the spring of 1867. He was married to Ann Elliott, a native of Ireland, later of Philadelphia, they have five children—William J., Mary A. S., James, Robert E. and Isabelle J.; lost two children in infancy. His farm contains 156 acres; has also 160 acres in Carroll Co. Mr. Beatty and wife belong to the United Presbyterian Church.
Source: From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 689.
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