George Yearian Pyeatt born on March 6, 1834, in Richland County, Ohio to Jacob Pyeatt born 1802, also a native of Ohio, and Elizabeth Stewart from Vermont. George died on February 5, 1911 in California. The family moved to Illinois in 1838/1840 and were among the early settlers of Perry County. George married Teresa Wells on February 14, 1856 in DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois. Teresa was born on April 2, 1837 and was from the locality. Her parents were Lewis and Polly Ann Smith Fanning Wells. Lewis farmed for about 21 years and in 1877 came to Missouri. Teresa was the oldest of 15 siblings and died May 21, 1914 in California. George and Teresa had six
Virgil Wells Pyeatt b: Mar 31, 1857 IL (probably Perry Co) d: 26 Feb 1956 Orange Co, CA m: Sept 20, 1883, Mary (Mamie) Finch
Philena Finch Pyeatt b: 22 Feb 1859 IL d: 6 Feb 1946 San Diego Co, CA m: Cyrus H. Hinkle/Hinkley
Hinkley, George E b: 27 Jun 1881 MO d: 25 Dec 1961 Los Angeles Co, CA
Emma Frances Pyeatt b: Jul 14, 1861 IL d: 1874 IL
Alice Ann Pyeatt b: Jul 14, 1861 IL (died in infancy)
Alverta Elizabeth Pyeatt b: Oct 2, 1863 DeQuoin, Perry Co, IL m: Dec 25, 1881 Harley A. Hinkley
Alfred Grant Pyeatt b: Oct 2, 1863 DeQuoin, Perry Co, IL d: Sep 29, 1885 St. Clair, Co, MO m: Feb 13, 1884 Cynthia Bell Denny
Alfred Dell Pyeatt b: Jun 17, 1885 m: Goldena 'Goldie' Maupin
Adelle Ruth Pyatt b: 10 Oct 1916 d: 27 Mar 2004 (buried Paragonah Cemetery, Paragonah, Utah) m: 5 Oct 1946 Santa Ana, CA, Albert Thomas Michaeli d: 1992
Sabra Ward Pyeatt b: Sep 4, 1866 IL m: Sep 8, 1882 Johnson City, MO, Edward J. Allenson (ch: Lena; Edna)
Pyatt, G. Y. age 27 born OH / wm / Farmer / $ 600/$400
Pyatt, Terresa age 23 born IL / wf
Pyatt, Vergiul W. age 3 born Il / wm
Pyatt, Philina age 1 born Il / wf (This family enumerated #1492.)
Just a few houses away was George's brother, Corydon Pyatt and family.
By 1870 the family appeared as follows in DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois:
Pyatte, George age 37 born OH / W M / Farmer / $1700/$500
Pyatte, Terresa age 33 born IL / W F / Keeping House
Pyatte, Virgil age 13 born IL / W M / Farmer
Pyatte, Philena age 11 born IL / W F / At Home
Pyatte, Emma age 8 born IL / W F / At Home
Pyatte, Alfred age 6 born IL / W M / At Home
Pyatte, Alverta age 6 born IL / W F / At Home
Pyatte, Sabra age 4 born IL / W F / At Home
Pyatte, Hershell age 1 born IL / W M / At home
This family was enumerated #85/86 T6R2 pg 206 [‘Pickneyville’ marked out and ‘Du Quoin’ written in] (ancestry image 12/23). Neighbors were #79 Fred Hahu, #80 Corydon Pyatte (George's brother), #81 John W Grubo, #82 Louis Hess, #83 Louis Moore, #84 Mary Tappy, and #86 George Harsha.
Around 1877, (according to Alfred G Pyeatt's headstone which says "In MO 8 years"), the family moved to St Clair County, Missouri, where George was elected as a Missouri state representative in 1896 and 1898 (he was a Democrat).
George and Teresa (along with some of their children) moved to California in 1902.
George and Teresa's daughter, Philena F Pyeatt, married Cyrus H. Hinkley who was born in 1837 in Pennsylvania and died in 1909 in California. They had three sons:
Herbert Dell Hinkley b: 10 May 1878 MO d: 1 Jul 1931 San Diego, San Diego Co, CA m: Flora Adelia Lawrence
Georgia Alcyone Hinkley (grandmother of Diane McGlynn)
Frank Leslie Hinkley b: 1884 MO d: 1924 CA m: Florence Helen Hawthorne b: 1887 CO d: 1983 CA. They had:
Leslie H. Hinkley b: 1904 CA d: 1962 CA m: Edna Sullivan (no issue)
Lorene Florence Hinkley b: 1908 CA d: 1989 CA m: William Newton Dwyer b: 1907 CA d: 1995 CA
George Ernest Hinkley b: 1887 MO d: 1961 CA m: Emma Marie Heylmann b: 1884 d: 1967 CA. They had:
Ernest D. Hinkley b: 1904 CA d: 1940 CA
Ethel Louise Hinkley b: 1908 CA m: Jackson John Richards b: 1908
Clair Lane Hinkley b: 1913 CA d: 1955 CA
Dorothy Evelyn Hinkley b: 1914 CA m: George Ray Oliver
George and Teresa's son, Alfred Grant Pyeatt, and wife Cynthia Bell Denny had a son named Alfred Dell Pyeatt who was born just a few months before his father died. Alfred Dell Pyeatt married Mary "Goldie" Maupin who was born in 1888 and died in 1967 in California. They had three children: Mildred Pyeatt who was born 1910 in California and who died in 1993 in California, Norman Ernest Pyeatt who was born in 1914 in California and who died in 1991 in California and Adele Pyeatt who was born October 10, 1916, in Missouri and died March 27, 2004, in Desert Hot Springs, California. She was married to Alfred Thomas Michaela on October 5, 1946, in Santa Ana, California. Her obituary follows:
Adele Ruth Michaeli, 87, of Desert Hot Springs and Costa Mesa died March 27, 2004, in Desert Hot Springs. She was born Oct. 10, 1916, to Alfred Dell and Goldena Maupin Pyatt in Missouri. She married Albert Thomas Michaeli on Oct. 5, 1946, in Santa Ana. She was a chemist for Normco in Costa Mesa for 20 years. She was a member of the Lady Elks, Toastmasters and First Christian Church of Santa Ana. She volunteered as a Pink Lady at Cedar City Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Nunan of Costa Mesa; her son, Allen D. Boris of Orange, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Thomas Michaeli, in 1992. Services will be private. Burial will be at Paragonah Cemetery in Paragonah, Utah, with Rose Mortuary of Desert Hot Springs in charge of arrangements.
Donna Stoner DDS123@aol.com descendant of Philena Pyeatt Hinkle
Rebecca Pyeatt Cumins email@example.com
History of Henry & St. Clair Counties, MO, 1883, National Historical Co., page 1137.