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Robert Beaty ledgers

Identifier: L182

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two autographed transaction ledgers from Robert Beaty in Greene County, Indiana ranging from 1816 to 1817, regarding financial transactions and lists of weights and measures.


  • circa 1816-1934


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Robert Beaty [Baity] was born March 5, 1795 in Virginia to Andrew and Ann [Nancy?] Beaty, the oldest of several children, including John and James. Beaty married Elizabeth Cox on August 30, 1820 in Pulaski County, Kentucky; she died in 1857. They had 9 children: Eleanor (born 1844, died 1865), Nancy, William, Elisabeth, Polly, Barbary [Barbara], Floyd, Amanda, and Lucinda. Beaty was a shopkeeper, selling a wide variety of products in 1816 and 1817 and lived in Greene County, Indiana from at least 1824 though 1860. He was a justice of the peace in Greene County, appointed May 17, 1824. Beaty died May 5, 1862 and is buried in Ferguson Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.


Information found within the collection.

"[Baity], Robert." Executive Proceedings of the State of Indiana, 1816-1836, p. 446. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1947. "Elizabeth Cox." Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850. Accessed March 15, 2016. "Robert [Baty]." 1830 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 15, 2016. "Robert Beaty." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 15, 2016. "Robert Beaty." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 15, 2016. "Robert Beaty." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed March 15, 2016.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 small manuscript box)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Cheryl A. Gliva on 2016/03/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/04/04 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/04 by Edythe Huffman.
Robert Beaty ledgers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.