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Thomas Beaty Sr.Age: 65 years17031769

Thomas Beaty Sr.
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Birth September 14, 1703 42 33
Christening September 14, 1703
Birth of a brotherEdward Beaty
about 1705 (Age 15 months)
Christening of a sisterMartha Beaty
April 20, 1707 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Beaty
September 11, 1709 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry Beaty
December 30, 1711 (Age 8 years)
Death of a sisterAgnes Beaty
about 1720 (Age 16 years)

Death of a fatherJohn Beaty Sr.
about 1720 (Age 16 years)
Death of a brotherCharles Beaty
March 11, 1727 (Age 23 years)
MarriageMarytee JansenView this family
October 29, 1728 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
Charles Beaty
about 1730 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a son
Thomas Beaty Jr.
1735 (Age 31 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Beaty
about 1738 (Age 34 years)

Death of a brotherRobert Beaty
about 1740 (Age 36 years)
Death of a brotherJames Beaty
January 29, 1742 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a son
James Edward Beaty
October 16, 1742 (Age 39 years)
Death of a motherSusannah Asfordby
1745 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
Sarah A. Beaty
about 1756 (Age 52 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Beaty
about 1757 (Age 53 years)

Death about 1769 (Age 65 years)
Burial 1769 (on the date of death)
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Marriage: November 7, 1691Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
14 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
Charles Beaty
Birth: January 9, 1698 37 28Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USA
Death: March 11, 1727Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USA
22 months
elder sister
16 months
elder brother
3 years
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
James Beaty
Birth: September 11, 1709 48 39Ulster County, New York, USA
Death: January 29, 1742
2 years
younger brother
Henry Beaty
Birth: December 30, 1711 50 42Ulster County, New York, USA
Death: about 1738
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Marriage: October 29, 1728Kingstson, Ulster County, New York, USA
2 years
6 years
Thomas Beaty Jr.
Birth: 1735 31 27Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death: December 31, 1815Creagerstown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
James Edward Beaty
Birth: October 16, 1742 39 34Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death: March 5, 1820Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
14 years

1739 BEATTY, THOMAS. Frederick, MD. (1703-1769) Judge of Prince Georges Co 1739-1748; Frederick Co 1748-49 & 1752-1760. Elected to MD House of Burgesses 1757, 1758. One of the "Sons of Liberty" who led the revolt against the Stamp Act in MD. (BP2000-Lineage One) *************************** *************************** Last Will of Thomas Beatty Will of Thomas BEATTY (1760) Frederick County, Maryland This file was contributed by David Rohde <> ************************************************************************ * USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organizations. ************************************************************************ Thomas (1703-1769) was the son of Susannah Beatty (1742 Frederick County Will) Thomas Beatty Will *********************************************************** THOMAS BEATTY...IN THE NAME OF GOD,this day of February,one thousand seven hundred and sixty years,I Thomas Beatty of Fredrick County and providence of Maryland and being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory,thanks be given to God for the same,and calling to mind the mortality of my body to make and ordain this,my last will and testament and first of all I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty,my hravenly Father,hoping for forgiveness of all my sins through the merits and intersessions of my blessed redeamer and Savior Jesus Christ,and as touching such worldly estates wherewith it hath opleased God to bless me in this life,I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following,viz: Imprimis. I gtive and bequeath to Mary,my beloved wife,two of my best hoeses and two of my best cows beside what the law allows her. Item...I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Beatty the sum of two pounds current money as his birthright. Item...My will and devise is that my son and daughter Sarah be educated in reading,writing and cyphering as far as my other children and to be paid out of my estate by my executors and furthermore my will and pleasure is that all remainder of my real and personzanal estate that iI have any right to be equally divided between my children namely;Thomas Beatty,Charles Beatty,Susannah Maynard (wife of Nathan Maynard) ,James Beatty, and Barbara Beatty,their heirs and assigns forever,and if it should happen that any of my said children should die before they arrive at age of lawful heir,that then his or her share shall be equally divided between them,then in such a case my will and pleasureis that Mr Daniel Richards and Mr John Carmack ,both of Fredrick County in their(his or her) place in behalf of the orphans of heirs so left in dividing my said lands ,and if either or both of them should refuse to act,then it is my will and desire that they should choose two credible freeholders to act in their place, and I do hereby impower the aforsaid Daniel Richard and and John Carmack or either of them ,of any person so appointed by them to act in the part and behalf of the deceased ,same oas if he,she,or they were themselves living to give releases or any other testement of writing writing which shall be necessary in law. And lastly I do make constitute and ordain my dearly beloved wife Mary and my son Charles Beatty my executors of this,my last will and testiment and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull,all and every other former will of wills,bequeaths and legacies whatsoever by me before this time made willed or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have herunto set mt hand and seal the day and year above written. Tho.Beatty (seal) Siognes,sealed,published ,pronounced and declared by the aforesaid Thomas Beatty to be his l;ast will and testament in presence of us the word (10) between the eighth and ninth linesthe words (or either of them) between the 25 and 26 lines being first inyerlined. William Beatty John Beatty John Middagh Will made February 1768 and proved April 1769. (Frederick County, Maryland) ************** ************** The Sons of Liberty In Boston in early summer of 1765 a group of shopkeepers and artisans who called themselves The Loyal Nine, began preparing for agitation against the Stamp Act. As that group grew, it came to be known as the Sons of Liberty. And grow it did! These were not the leading men of Boston, but rather workers and tradesmen. It was unseemly that they would be so agitated by a parliamentary act. Though their ranks did not include Samuel and John Adams, the fact may have been a result of a mutually beneficial agreement. The Adams' and other radical members of the legislature were daily in the public eye; they could not afford to be too closely associated with violence, neither could the secretive Sons of Liberty afford much public exposure. However, amongst the members were two men who could generate much public sentiment about the Act. Benjamin Edes, a printer, and John Gill of the Boston Gazette produced a steady stream of news & opinion. Within a very short time a group of some two thousand men had been organized under Ebenezer McIntosh, a South Boston shoemaker. The first widely known acts of the Sons took place on August 14, 1765, when an effigy of Andrew Oliver (who was to be commissioned Distributor of Stamps for Massachusetts) was found hanging in a tree on Newbury street, along with a large boot with a devil climbing out of it. The boot was a play on the name of the Earl of Bute and the whole display was intended to establish an evil connection between Oliver and the Stamp Act. The sheriffs were told to remove the display but protested in fear of their lives, for a large crowd had formed at the scene. Before the evening a mob burned Oliver's property on Kilby street, then moved on to his house. There they beheaded the effigy and stoned the house as its occupants looked out in horror. They then moved to nearby Fort Hill were they built a large fire and burned what was left of the effigy. Most of the crowd dissipated at that point, however McIntosh and crew, then under cover of darkness, ransacked Oliver's abandoned home until midnight. On that evening it became very clear who ruled Boston. The British Militia, the Sheriffs and Justices, kept a low profile. No one dared respond to such violent force. By the end of that year the Sons of Liberty existed in every colony. Their most popular objective was to force Stamp Distributors throughout the colonies to resign. The groups also applied pressure to any Merchants who did not comply with the non-importation associations. Wherever these groups existed they were either directed in secret by leading men in the community or actually lead by them. However, there were opportunists everywhere, too, who would use the name Sons of Liberty to carry out acts of revenge and other violence not related to the cause. For example, in South Carolina a group of sailors, calling themselves The Sons of Liberty, formed a mob to coerce money from people on the streets*. Such behavior could certainly undermine the cause, so the Sons spent a great deal of time policing themselves & pretenders. This was the origin on names such as "True Sons," and "True-born Sons" of Liberty. The success of these movements in undermining the Stamp Act cannot be attributed to violence alone. Their most effective work was performed in newsprint. A great many of the Sons were printers and publishers themselves & even those who were not, were sympathetic to the cause. It was they who would pay the most in duties, after all. Nearly every newspaper in the colonies carried daily reports of the activities of the Sons. Accounts of the most dramatic escapades spread throughout the colonies. In one most remarkable incident, an account of the Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions was printed far & wide. It is not certain how many of the editors who reprinted it were aware of the status of the resolutions, but seven were printed, while only five actually passed (the fifth was in fact rescinded the day after adoption.) The ultimate effect of such propaganda was to embolden both citizens and Legislatures in every colony. When the Stamp Act became effective on the 1st of November, 1765, nearly all of these papers went right on publishing without the required Stamp. In the early months of 1766 there was such chaos that many of the royal governors had gone into hiding. The Sheriffs and Militia that they might have counted on to keep the peace were mostly members of the Sons of Liberty. Governors were afraid to unlock the weapons stores. Few royal troops were available & they were vastly outnumbered in any case. The Sons of Liberty had displaced the royal government in nearly every colony. The Stamp Act Congress had concluded its business, but there was little hope that its petition to Gr. Britain would be heard. Correspondence between the various groups began, toward the mutual support and defense of the cause. It was expected that eventually British troops would land & attempt to reassert control. So it was that the first efforts to unite the colonies were not undertaken by their respective legislatures, but by these independent radical groups. The various Sons throughout the colonies began to correspond and develop a larger organization. ****** ****** The Sons of Liberty organizations responded to the Stamp Act of 1765 in various ways. The New York Sons of Liberty declared in December 1765 that they would "go to the last extremity" with their lives and fortunes to prevent the enforcement of the Stamp Act. This declaration included the use of violence if necessary. Acts of rebellion against the Stamp Tax in New York City included an incident from January 9, 1766 in which ten boxes of parchment and stamped paper were delivered to City Hall and immediately confiscated, unpacked, and burned by secret leaders of the New York Sons group.5 Some merchants simply refused to pay the stamp excises. Printers, lawyers, laborers and small shopkeepers simply ignored paying the duty and carried on business as usual.6