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George W. Beatty
Volga Twp.

George W. Beatty, one of the prominent farmers of Volga Township, was born in West Virginia, Oct. 8, 1825. His parents were John and Hannah Beatty, nee DeFord, the former a native of Virginia, the latter of Pennsylvania. They are now deceased. George W. was reared on a farm, and was educated in the schools of Monongalia County, W.VA. When twenty-one years of age he left home and went to Ohio, thence to Clayton County in 1849. He entered a large tract of land, and in 1850 went to California, drawn thither by the gold excitement then prevailing. He mined and prospected there ten years, being very successful, and in 1860 returned to Clayton County, where he has been extensively engaged in farming and stock-raising since. He owns 160 acres of land in Clayton, and 160 Kossuth County, making a fine possession of 320 acres. Mr. Beatty has never married, and keeps bachelor's hall. In politics he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1118
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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