Facts and Events
James Beatty was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of James Beatty in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - COUNTY COURT ORDERS. - 1778, James Beatty, soldier
- Vol. 2 - John Paul vs. James Beaty and Isabel, his wife; Hester, Jane and Jinny Paul--Contest over will of John Paul, Rockbridge, 6th January, 1795. Isabella, daughter of John, testator.
- Vol. 2 - Paul vs. Paul--O. S. 107; N. S. 36--Petition for a new trial at law from Rockbridge. Bill, 1798. In May, 1798, decree was entered in Rockbridge County Court at suit of Andrew, Easter, Jean, Jennet Paul, James Beaty and Isabella, his wife, Joseph Weir and Margaret, his wife, heirs of John Paul, deceased, upsetting John Paul's will. Orator here is John Paul. Mary Paul was John's widow. Bill was filed in Rockbridge 1795. John Paul died in 1794, very aged. John Paul's will dated. Wife, Mary; son John and his two eldest sons, John and Andrew; daughters, Easter, Jan, and Jenney, Isabella Betsy, (Mary Paul, John's daughter?) son, James; son, Andrew; Mary Ray; Ester Ray, granddaughter. Dated 11th May, 1794. Offered in Rockbridge 6th January, 1795, but Court refused to allow it to be recorded, but 1st September, 1795, by order of District Court it was recorded in Rockbridge. Answer says John Paul, Sr., died 28th September, 1794, 78 years old.