Beattie, John a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born at Salem, N. Y., in 1784, of Scottish parents, and was brought up among the Scotch Presbyterians. He studied under Dr. Proudfit, and was licensed by the Classis of New York in 1808. He became missionary in west New York and Canada, 1809 to 1810, where he had much hard labor, but heroically went forward where duty called. He was pastor at New Utrecht, L. I., 1809 to 1834; stated supply at Buffalo, 1838 to 1842; and pastor there from 1842 till his death, Jan. 22, 1864. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church of America (3d ed.), p. 172.