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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
John Riley Pyatt b: c1853 IL (probably Perry Co)
Oliver A Pyatt b: c1854 IL (probably Perry Co)
Walter H Pyatt b: c1857 IL (probably Perry Co)
William C Pyatt b: c1859 IL (probably Perry Co)
Anna B Pyatt b: c1863 IL (probably Perry Co)
Thomas Carroll Pyatt b: c1864 IL (probably Perry Co)
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:
Pyatt, Cangdon/Corydon age 32 born OH / male / farmer / $1600/?$200
Pyatt, M E age 29 born M? / female / cannot read/write
Pyatt, J R age 7 born IL / male / att school
Pyatt, Oliver age 6 born IL / female [I have this as Oliver a male. MCP]
Pyatt, Walter H age ?3 born IL / male
Pyatt, Wm ?C ? age 1 born IL / male
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:
William/Willard 'Willie' D Pyatt b: C1871 IL (probably Perry Co)
The new family appeared as follows in DeQuoin, Perry County, Illinois, on the 1870 census:
Pyatte, Corydon age 41 born OH / W M / Farmer / $2500/$600
Pyatte, Jane age 38 born TN / W F / Keeping House / cannot read/write
Pyatte, Martha age 19 born IL / W F / At Home / cannot read/write [Should be Runels/Reynolds surname. MCP]
Pyatte, Eliza E age 16 born KY / W F / At Home / cannot read/write [Should be Runels/Reynolds surname. MCP]
Pyatte, George A age 12 born IL / W M / At Home [Should be Runels/Reynolds surname. MCP]
Pyatte, Henrietta age 5 born IL / W F / At Home [Should be Runels/Reynolds surname. MCP]
Pyatte, John age 17 born IL / W M / Farmer
Pyatte, Oliver A age 15 born IL / W M / At Home
Pyatte, Walter ?A/H/M? age 12 born IL / W M / Farmer
Pyatte, William age 10 born IL / W M / Farmer
Pyatte, Anna age 7 born IL / W F / At Home
Pyatte, Thomas C age 6 born IL / W M / At Home
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:
Reynolds, H S age 31 born KY / W M / Farmer / $0/$250
Reynolds, Jane age 26 born TN / W F
Reynolds, Martha age 9 born IL / W F
Reynolds, Eliza E age 6 born KY / W F
Reynolds, George ?N/A age 2 born IL / W M (this family enumerated #1521/1521 T6R2W)
Also, I have the following Perry County, Illinois, marriage records:
REYNOLDS, ELIZABETH to SAUDNERS, ASA L 03/26/1854 2/ 85
REYNOLDS, HENRIETTA to FRANKLIN, ROBERT 07/14/1881 B/93 033
REYNOLDS, MARTHA E to LIPE, FRANCIS MARION 09/28/1871 B/13 480
On the 1880 census of DeQuoin, Perry County, Illinois, Corydon and family appeared as follows:
Pyatt, Corydon age 51 born OH / WM / Married / Farmer / father born OH/mother born VT
Pyatt, Lucinda J. (wife) age 48 born TN / WF / Married / Keep House / father/mother born NC
Pyatt, Carroll (son) age 17 born IL / WM / Single / W On Farm / father born OH/mother born TN
Raynolds, Henrietta R. (s-daughter) age 16 born IL / WF / Single / At Home / father born KY/mother born TN
Pyatt, Willie D. (son) age 9 born IL / WM / Single / At Home / father born OH/mother born TN
This abstract was from familysearch.org 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:
Pyeatt, Cordon/Cardon age 71 born Jan 1829 OH / wm / married 30 yrs / father born VA/mother born VT / farmer
Pyeatt, Lucinda J (wife) age 69 born May 1832 TN / married 30 yrs / 8 children/4 living / father/mother born NC
Pyeatt, Willard (son) age 29 born Dec 1870 IL / wm / single / father born OH/mother born TN
They were enumerated #78/79 on page 45B (Ancestry.com image 8/24). I wonder if Willard remained a bachelor or married later in life? If Lucinda had 8 children and 4 were living - then one of her children from the 1870 census entry must have died before 1900.