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BEATTY, Samuel, soldier, born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1820; died in Jackson, Stark County, Ohio, 26 May. 1885. He removed with his father, a native of Ireland, to Jackson, Ohio, in 1827, received a limited education in the common schools, and became a farmer. He served nearly two years in the Mexican war as 1st lieutenant in the lid Ohio volunteers, was elected sheriff of his county in 1857, re-elected in 1859, and on 16 November 1861, became colonel of the 19th Ohio volunteers. He was made Brigadier-General of volunteers on 29 November 1862, commanded a division in the battle of Stone River, and was brevetted Major-General on 13 March 1865. In 1866 he returned to his farm in Jackson, where he spent the rest of his life.
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