Re: William Beatty, Sr. d. 1803 in Scott Co., KY
I also am at a loss trying to prove the connection. The probate records for James were witnessed by William Crocket and David Beatty, as well as Obid Swearingen and John Tomlin. James' son Andrew (Jackson), b. 1818 in Howard Co. MO, chose William Crockett as a guardian. (James' estate was probated 22 Apr. 1826 in Saline Co. MO. Note: Saline from Howard Co. in 1820, but some records still in Howard Co. until later.)
According to another researcher, the David Beaty/Beatty of the probate record [b. 1789 in TN], was the son of James [d. 1826] and married Jane(Jean)Crocket, [a sister of William Crockett (b. 1788 in TN)] --- but this same researcher also lists David as a brother of James (d. 1826), William (m. Elizabeth Irvine), Alexander, Catherine (m. William Crockett), Milly and Sally. [Take your pick. I've been working under the premise that David was the brother of James, but will check to see if my data fits better with James as the father. It would put his DOB back another 18 - 20 years.]
As an adult, Andrew Jackson (now: Baty) trekked to the Oregon Territory. He is reported to have been a scout with Fremont at one time. Andrew Jackson (A.J. in some census records) homesteaded in Clackamas Co. Oregon, married Mary Polly Young, and died there in 1892.His children were: James Monroe, b. 1852, Robert, b. 1861, and Alex Strowe, b. 1858.
My husband is descended from Alex Strowe.
This Baty/Beatty/Beaty lineage is like a giant jigsaw puzzle. I think we have all of the pieces, put can't quite find where they fit in!