The Beatty family connected to the Loftin family when Sally
Lavinia Beatty married
Thomas Loftin on 22 Apr 1821.
was one of the first settlers on the west banks of
the Catawba River. The Beattys are descendents of one of
the oldest clans of Scotland, the MacBeths. Thomas Beatty
was one of the signers of the "Tryon Declaration of
Independence," advocating freedom from British rule.