BEATTY, CHARLES ROAMBROSE
BEATTY, CHARLES ROAMBROSE (1828–1902). Charles Roambrose Beatty (aka Beaty), miller, farmer, and Confederate officer, was born October 22, 1828, in Muscogee County, Georgia. Beatty settled in Jasper County, Texas, in 1838. On February 5, 1852, he married Nancy Blewett, who was born in 1828 in Georgia. The couple gave birth to four sons and two daughters. Beatty's second son, John, born on January 28, 1855, achieved notoriety as a sheriff, lawyer, and Texas state senator, representing Jasper County. Throughout the 1850s, the Beatty family prospered. In 1860 Beatty owned a farm, sixteen slaves, and a sawmill with seven full-time employees.
After the onset of the Civil War, Beatty volunteered for service in the Confederacy and joined the Thirteenth Texas Cavalry as a major on March 1, 1862. He served with this unit during its assignments and campaigns in Louisiana and the lower Mississippi River region. On April 22, 1864, Beatty received promotion to lieutenant colonel. Beatty was in Texas with the Thirteenth Cavalry when it was surrendered on June 2, 1865. After the war, Beatty remained in Texas and settled in Travis County in 1876. By 1880 he had moved to Austin and was living on “rents.” Beatty died in Austin on October 30, 1902. He is buried in Live Oak Cemetery, Manchaca.
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