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Isaac and Nancy Pyeatt Hildebrand

Nancy Pyeatt was born c1800-1810 to John and ? Pyeatt. She was married to Isaac Hildebrand, Jr born c1806 the third child of Isaac and Marguerite House Hildebrand. The Isaac Hildebrand Sr family lived at Marais de Liards (St. Ferdinand, St. Louis Co.) and purchased land on Big River in 1805. We know that Nancy and Isaac were married before Aug 1826 though we have no marriage record for them. I doubt that they were married earlier than 1824. They were living in a Catholic community and the family is listed as Protestant in other records. Some of the family went to St. Charles, Missouri to have a Protestant wedding.

The children of Isaac and Nancy:

We learn from Book C Jefferson County, MO deeds pg 13: Aug 7, 1826: Abraham Hillerbran and Bassheba, his wife and Isaac Hillerbran and Nancy, his wife of the one part and Michael Null of the second part purchasing for $150 a tract . . of land containing 426 2/3 arpents, situated on Big River, County of Jefferson, joining a claim of Abraham Hellebran on the West and public lands to the north, east and south and confirmed to Isaac Hildebrand, decd which the said Abraham and Isaac Hildebrand obtained as heirs of Isaac Hildebrand, decd. 1838. This Abraham and Bassheba are the brother and sister-in-law of Isaac Jr. Abraham was a few years older than Isaac and married Bassheba Jones. Their children were: Michael Norman b: 1824 m: 1848 Syrena Perpper Johns; a son (possibly James L b: c1830 believed to have died young; Maria b: c1829 m: Robert Stanton; Jane b: 1834; Thomas b: 1833-35 m: Mary A ?). After Abraham's death, Bassheba married in 1844 Phillip Owens and had Catherine b: 1845 and Angeline b: 1849.

Margarite House Hildebrand (mother of Elizabeth; Abraham m: Bassheba wilson; Isaac; Michael; Charles, John A, Katherine, David, Mary, & Margaret) married second, Michael Null, who is mention in the deed above. Also of note, one of Margarite's daughters was married to Hamilton Williams who purchased property from some of Nancy's brothers and sisters (their portion of their father's estate in 1845 in Jefferson Co, Missouri.

Isaac and Nancy were listed in the 1830 census of Jefferson Co., Merimac Township as follows:
Helterbran, Isaac 1m<5; 1m20-30; 1f<5; 1f20-30

This fits the estimate of Isaac's birthdate of c1806. It establishes Nancy's birth year at 1800-1810. If fits the birthdate of James D of 1829 and it alludes to a female born 1825-1830.

Book C Jefferson County, MO deeds pg 185: Land sold for auction --non-resident, non payment of taxes. Assessed to Isaac Hildebrand heirs in Twp. 42 & 43, Range 3 & 4. Owed $. 212 acres taxed in 1828. William Russell purchased this tract and 3 others for $30.51. Total of 2,500 acres in 1830. This could be explained by the fact that 'The State of Missouri' was the Plaintiff in action against Isaac Helterbrand in Bk 5, pg 711, paper #3186. This probably means that Isaac was 'sent away' and his family was having to make their own way and were unable to pay their taxes. It might explain why Isaac could not be located as a head of household during the 1840 census period.

From the City of St Louis deed dook V page 102 (copies from the City of St. Louis Courthouse Archives office. Dec 2001) Know all men by these presents that we Betsey Null, Abram & Bathshiba his wife & Isaac & Nancy his wife heirs of Isaac Hildebrand deceased all of the State of Missouri and County Jefferson for and in consideration of the Sum of twelve dollars to us in hand paid by Adam Martin jun a certain lot of ground lying in maris dislaird otherwise village Arabech? Acquired by Sd Isaac ? & Sd from the Spanish Government of Upper Louisiana being lot No 18 bounded by Charles or main street, on the North by Sd Jirionics? Lots, on the west and a lot owned by D. Hildebrand, on the East and by Labour on the South Sd lot containing one hundred and fifty feet square. To have and to hold all and singular the right and appartenances thereon belonging unto the Sd Adam Martin Jun. his heirs and assigns forever and we the Sd Betsey Null Abraham & Bathsheba his wife Isaac and Nancy his wife heirs of the said deceased do hereby bind ourselves our heirs and assigns jointly and severally by these presents to warrant and forever defend Said premises free from the Claim of any person or manner of persons claiming the Same or any part thereof. In testimony whereof we have set Four hands and Seals this fifteenth of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four
Betsey (her mark) Null (seal) // Abram (his mark) Hildebrand (seal) // Bathshiba (her mark) Hildebrand (seal)
Isaac Hilterband (seal) // Nancy (her mark) Hildebrand (seal)
Test: Samuel Graham // Ths J. Doolen // Michael (his mark) Null
State of Missouri County of Jefferson // Be it remembered that on the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four personally appeared before me a justice of the peace within and for the County aforesaid the above persons whose names are Subscribed to the foregoing instrument and Severally acknowledged the Same to be their actual deed for the purposes therein above mentioned. Taken and certified the day and year aforesaid, by Samuel Graham a justice of the peace
Recorded 28th October 1835 Archibald Gamble, Recorder

On the 1840 census of St Lewis Co, Missouri, Merrimack Township, Issac's family appeared as follows:
Hildebrand, Isaac 1m<5; 1m5-10; 1m10-15; 1m20-30; 1f<5; 1f5-10; 1f15-20; 1f30-40

This family enumerated on page 261. Neighbors included John Votaw, M Sledd, Mrs M Smith, James Roberts, John Jeminson, Joseph Potterfield, Jacob Pyatt, William Inks, John Pyatt, Willson Sledd, Jefferson May, E Inks and Robert Patten.

Land was put up for public auction due to non payment of taxes in 1830 listed as belonging to "the heirs of Isaac Hildebrand".

We know that Isaac (husband of Nancy) died before 1845 when Nancy Hildebrand, widow, sold her share of her father's property in Jefferson Co, MO. This deed also claimed that all of the parties lived in St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve or Jefferson Counties in Missouri. If anyone has abstracted this family, please let me know.

Isaac and Nancy's daughter, Olive Hildebrand, was living in the household of Nancy's brother, William Peyatt on the 1850 census of Jefferson County, Missouri. Also, their son, Isaac III, was living with David B Null and family in District 42 of Jefferson County, Missouri (near sister Olive who lived with William Pyeatt). David Null was born c1825 and his wife/sister Nancy Null was born c1820. Others in that household were Sarilda J Null born 1844; Mileta C Null born 1846; Silas M Null born 1848 and Lorcuzo Null born c1850. Where were the other members of Nancy and Isaac's family?

There is a record of a Nancy Hildebrand who married Wm. H. Eagleson 5 Feb 1852 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, who might be the same Nancy, widow of Isaac. The question here is, where was Nancy during the 1850 census? I do not locate her in Jefferson County, Missouri, although, it is more possible that she was living in St. Louis County at that time. In 1845 the children of John Piatt were all said to be living in Ste Genevieve, Jefferson or St Louis Counties. Nancy is the only one that I have even suspected might have lived in St Louis County. I searched for an Eagleson family on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census of Missouri with no families of that name found. According to IGI records, there was a Nancy A Hildebrand b: 1806 in St Louis and was daughter of Christian Terwalt Hildebrand and Mary M Martin. She could be this Nancy who married William Eagleson.

I searched the 1880 census at for any female named Nancy born 1806 (+-5 years) in Missouri and searched only in the state of Missouri. I looked at the counties where these ladies lived and at the households in St Louis and other 'related' counties with no family connections or other possible matches found. I searched for James Hildebrand (any spelling) born in Missouri and searched the entire US with no matches found. I also searched with no last name and a birth year of 1829 (+-2 years) with nothing resembling 'Hildebrand' in the 400 matches. I searched the state of Missouri for any Margaret born 1832 (+-2 years) in Missouri. There were more than 200 matches which I did not look into further. I searched in Missouri for any 'Olive' born in 1837 (+-2 years) in Missouri. There were 12 matches - one was an Olivia Woodruff in St Louis, MO, born 1839 whose parents were born in MO. All others were in counties unknown to me or whose parents were born in the wrong place. I searched for Issac Hildebrand born in Missouri in 1839 (+-10 years). I searched the US with no matches found.

There is a marriage record in Jefferson County for an Isaac Hildebrand who married Miss Mathiah Wilson 6 Dec 1857. This Isaac would probably have been born ca 1837 or earlier. This is said to be the son of Isaac and Nancy. I find in St Louis archive records C 10366 (vol L RDSL8 307) an Isaac Hildebrand who died April 14, 1865, pg 74 Holy Ghost. Is this the son of Nancy and Isaac who was said to have died by 1867?


Updated Jan 2003

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