He was the ninth child born to this couple. We find him with his parents on the 1880 census of Jefferson County, MO (Plattin Township) where the family appeared as follows:
Pyatt, William age 48 born MO / mwm / Farmer/Blacksmith / father born MO/mother born VA
Pyatt, Diana (wife) age 43 born MS / mwf / Keeping House / father born MS/mother born SC
Pyatt, George (son) age 20 born MO / swm / Works on Farm
Pyatt, John (son) age 18 born MO / swm / Works on Farm
Pyatt, Michael (son) age 16 born MO / swm / Works on Farm
Pyatt, Frank (son) age 9 born IL / swm
Pyatt, Nancy (daugher) age 6 born MO / swf
Pyatt, Byrd (son) age 4 born MO / swm
Pyatt, Agnes (daughter) age 4/12 February born MO / swf (this family enumerated vol 18 ed 191 sh 19 line 5 household 160/161)
We believe that this family - or at least the grown children had moved to Shannon County, MO, between 1880 and 1886. And then, by 1900 some of them appear to be back in the Ripley/Carter County, Missouri area.
On Nov 27, 1898, F C Pyeatt and Lou Swafford were married in Carter County, MO (Book C pg 23). We believe this to be William and Diana's son, Frank C Pyeatt.
On the 1900 census of Carter County, Johnson Township, Missouri we find the newlyweds listed as follows:
Pyatt, Frank C born Mar 1871 in Unknown / 29 on last bday / mother TX
Pyatt, Lucinda (wife) born Sep 1876 in MO / 23 on last bday / father/mother born TN (This family enumerated 151/37/27/88).
Of interest is the place of birth of Frank's mother listed as Texas. William met and married Diana Hornsby in Texas and many of her children assumed that she was born there (actually having been born in Mississippi).
We do not find any other record for Frank in Missouri - however, Frank and siblings were living in Tulsa, Oklahoma by June of 1928. On the 1920 census of Osage County, Oklahoma we find a Frank and Lou who appear to be the couple who were in Carter County, Missouri, in 1900 as follow:
Pyett, Frank age 49 born IL
Pyett, Lou (wife) age 43 born MO
Pyett, Lydia (daughter) age 19 born MO
Ludwig, Henry (roomer) age 54 born NY (this family enumerated 57/74/12/95: Chestnut Street, Osage)
Since the age and place of birth for this Frank Pyeatt match that of Frank, son of William and Diana, we feel even more strongly that we have matched up the "right" Frank with Lou Swafford. Also, it appears that the Carter Co, MO, Frank and Lou match up birthdate and birth place wise as the 1920 Osage Co, OK, Frank and Lou.
When Frank's mother, Diana Hornsby Pyeatt, died in June of 1928 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Frank and five of his siblings were listed as living in Tulsa.