John Beatty (Continental Congress)
Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Beatty was the oldest of ten children of Charles Clinton Beatty and Anne Reading. Charles Clinton Beatty was a Presbyterian minister who did missionary work among the Native Americans. John Beatty became a doctor and opened his first practice in Hartsville, Pennsylvania. John Beatty rose to the rank of major in the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was captured at the surrender of Fort Washington on 16 November 1776. After his exchange, he was appointed Commissary General for Prisoners with the rank of colonel. By the end of the war he had become a resident of New Jersey, serving as a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council (now the New Jersey Senate) from 1781 to 1783 and delegate from that state to the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1785. He was the speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1789 to 1790, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Third Congress from 1793 to 1795. He later served as Secretary of State of New Jersey from 1795 to 1805.
The Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has a collection of personal papers, including diaries, correspondences and genealogical notes, related to the Beatty Family. Besides John Beatty's papers, the collection also includes journals by his father, Charles Clinton Beatty, who served as an early missionary with George Duffield among Native Americans.
- United States Congress. "John Beatty (id: B000282)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Service record from Francis B. Heitman's Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army
- Purcell, L. Edward. Who Was Who in the American Revolution. New York: Facts on File, 1993. ISBN 0-8160-2107-4.
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Beatty, John (physician)". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
|United States House of Representatives|
Elias Boudinot, Abraham Clark, Jonathan Dayton, and Aaron Kitchell on a General ticket
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district
alongside Elias Boudinot, Abraham Clark, Jonathan Dayton, and Lambert Cadwalader on a General ticket
1793 – 1795
Jonathan Dayton, Aaron Kitchell, Mark Thomson, Thomas Henderson, and Isaac Smith on a General ticket
Benjamin Van Cleve
|Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly
1789 – 1790
Samuel W. Stockton
|Secretary of State of New Jersey
1795 – 1805