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Corydon Pyeatt

Corydon Pyatt was born on January 26, 1829, in Ohio (probably Richland County) to Jacob and Elizabeth Stewart Pyatt and died on April 23, 1915 (or January 1, 1908). I was first given the January 1, 1908, date; however, Rowland Cochran ( wrote to tell me that he had found at the Ft. Wayne Indiana Library, 'Pinckneyville, Perry County Illinois Death Records': Corydon Pyatt born Jan 26, 1829 died Apr 23, 1915 buried McElvain Cemetery lot #121.

Corydon married first in Perry County, Illinois, on April 29, 1852, Mary E McLaughlin who was born c1831 in M?. The marriage license was for 'Corydon Pyatt' and 'Mary E McLaughlin' vol 2 pg 44.

Corydon and Mary had the following known children:

Corydon made the following purchase of Illinois Public Domain Lands:

On the 1860 census of DuQuion, Perry County, Illinois, Corydon and family appeared as follows:

This family was enumerated #1483/1487 9th July 1860 'T6SR2W Duquoin' pg 207 (ancestry image 209/246). Neighbors included his mother and several siblings at #1453, and his brother, George Yearian Pyatt, at #1493. After Mary's death, Corydon married second on November 6, 1869, in Perry County, Illinois, Lucinda Jane ? Reynolds a widow. Their marriage license was for 'Corydon Pyatt' and 'Mrs Lucinda Jane Runels' vol B pg 6 license #213. Lucinda J was born in May 1832 in Tennessee.

Corydon and Jane had the following known children:

The new family appeared as follows in DeQuoin, Perry County, Illinois, on the 1870 census:

This family was enumerated #80/81 T6R2 pg 206 [‘Pickneyville’ marked out and ‘Du Quoin’ written in] (ancestry image 12/23). Their neighbors were #79 Fred Hahu, #81 John W Grubo, #82 Louis Hess, #83 Louis Moore, #84 Mary Tappy, #85 George Pyatte (Corydon's brother), and #86 George Harsha. This census entry is confusing because all of the family members are given Pyatte for a surname when some are step-children who are actually Runnells/Reynolds children. I think that Lucinda Jane gave the enumeration and started with her own children from her previous marriage [Martha, Eliza, George and Henrietta who do not appear with Corydon and wife on the 1860 census and who are too old to belong to Corydon and Lucinda together] and then Corydon and Mary's children [John, Oliver, Walter, William, Anna and Thomas the four oldest of which appeared on the 1860 census with Corydon and Mary]. This is also borne out by the 1880 census below where Henrietta is listed as 'Raynolds' a step-daughter to Corydon.

To further prove this theory, the entry for Jane Reynold's family on the 1860 census for DeQuoin, Perry County, Illinois, is as follows:

Also, I have the following Perry County, Illinois, marriage records:

On the 1880 census of DeQuoin, Perry County, Illinois, Corydon and family appeared as follows:

This abstract was from page 54D. Nearby on pg 52D was the George Yearian family which included Anne Pyatt age 19 born IL and at pg 70C was Elizabeth B Pyeatte age 51 born VA. Two of Corydon's sons, William and Walter, were living near Corydon's brother, Thomas, on the 1880 census of Junction, Lemhi Valley, Lemhi County, Idaho.

By the 1900 census Corydon and family appeared as follows in DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois: