Surname: Beattie

Another Beattie Cousin Found!

Another Beattie Cousin Found!

The other day I was contacted by a John Beattie who responded to my online inquiry about Beattie’s in and around the Birkenhead area of England. He confirmed that his grandfather was John Beattie, son of Charles Belford Beattie of Kirkudbright. Charles had moved to Birkenhead, England along with the many of his siblings (see: The Great Beattie Migration to […]

The Great Beattie Migration to Birkenhead and Liverpool, England

The Great Beattie Migration to Birkenhead and Liverpool, England

I began researching the Beattie name in depth several months ago.  Since then, there have been several major breakthroughs.  But just today, I put the pieces together that clearly indicate that after the deaths of their parents,  the children of Robert and Eliza Beattie made a mass migration to the Liverpool / Birkenhead area in England.  In the 1911 England […]

Angela Beattie Hughes Died At The Age Of 101 in December 2001

Angela Beattie Hughes Died At The Age Of 101 in December 2001

Published: December 31, 2001 HUGHES-Angela Beattie. 101, on December 29, 2001, of Garden City. Beloved wife of the late William A. Hughes. Dear mother of Angela Dolores Hughes and Regina Hughes Haffey and her husband Joseph. Devoted grandmother of Patricia Clemency, Regina O’Connell, Anne Haffey, Joseph Haffey Jr. and Robert Haffey. Great-grandmother of ten and great-great-grandmother of one. Reposing at […]

"Galloway One Hundred Years Ago: The Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright"

“Galloway One Hundred Years Ago: The Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright”

I found this wonderful article at old-kirkcudbright.net written nearly 100 years ago about Kirkcudbright circa 1830.  So this is the story of how Kirkcudbright was almost 200 years ago. What makes this find so great is that it mentions Robert Beattie on High Street.  This is my great-great-great grandfather. In 1841, Robert lived on High Street with his entire family.  He was a merchant sailor but his […]

Hayes Branch Cemtery Headstone Photo Album

Hayes Branch Cemtery Headstone Photo Album

The Hayes Branch Cemetery Headstone Photo Album contains pictures from various cemteries for the following surnames. Lewis Tierney Beattie Hayes Hanley Colwell Gackstetter Bishop Graham Hayes Sheehan Click here to view the Headstone Photo Album Last Updated: December 7, 2008

Part Of The Beattie Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery Is Solved

Part Of The Beattie Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery Is Solved

After studying the information provided to me in the Internment Report and comparing it to my uncle Lloyd’s notes and census records, I have identified several people buried at the Beattie plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn. First, I believe “Mary Beattie & Infant” (b 1864, d. 1904) may be the wife of John J. Beattie.   John J. […]

The Holy Cross Internment Report Has Arrived!

The Holy Cross Internment Report Has Arrived!

After waiting close to eight weeks, my long awaited Internment Report has arrived for the Beattie’s and Tierney’s buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. After paying $75 for the report, I find it raised more questions than it really resolved. Back in July 2008, I made a trip to Holy Cross after learning from two death certificates […]

 A True Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn

A True Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn

The other day, when I visited Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn to check out the Tierney and Beattie grave sites, I discovered something VERY odd.  First, our family does not seem to be into entering subsequent family members deaths onto tombstones.  We seem to just add them to the graves.  Only the first to die seem to get listed. I […]