James Henry Pyeatt was born January (some records have June) 5, 1861, in San Saba County, Texas, to James B and Margaret J Warren Pyeatt and died March 2, 1942, in Camp Stone, Cochise County, Arizona per his death certificate. (Some researchers have his place of death as Canelo, Santa Cruz County, Arizona). The death certificate shows his father's name as 'Joseph' Benton Pyeatt and his mother as unknown. His wife was the informant. Perhaps when Henry said he wanted to name his son after his dad, he meant the 'Benton' part and his wife thought it was the entire name.
'Henry' was married April 23, 1887, in Ramsey Canyon, Cochise County, Arizona, to Mary Ollie "Mollie" Kelly who was born October 29, 1870 in San Antonio, Texas, and died December 18, 1949 in Tombstone General Hospital, Cochise, Cochise County, Arizona. Both Henry and Mary are buried in the Black Oak Cemetery in Canelo, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Their marriage was recorded as 'Henry Pyeatt and Ollie Kelly, both of Huachuca, 28 Apr 1887 at residence of bride's parents in Huachuca by William Hughes, JP of Charleston' Rec: 30 Apr 1887, p 113.
Henry and Ollie had the following known children:
Henry Seth Pyeatt b: Jul 1888
Brisbee, Cochise Co, AZ d: 12? Oct 1968 m: Annie Guerrero b: c1905 Mexico d: 13 Feb 1999 Florence, Pinal Co, AZ
Joseph Benton Pyeatt b: 11 Aug 1892 Hereford, AZ d: 16 Nov 1929 Cochise Co, AZ m: 1915 May Retta Landers
June Viola Pyeatt b: 22 Apr 1919 Cochise Co, AZ
Lonnie Pyeatt b: 27 Aug 1895 AZ d: 1969 m1: Emma Kane d: 17 Sep 1921 Pima Co, AZ
Emma (Mary) Louise Pyeatt b: 17 Sep 1921 Pima Co, AZ m: ? Schrader
m2: Lila V Landers
Gene Pyeatt of Bakersfield, CA
Irvin Howard Pyeatt b: 23 Dec 1897 (or 1898) AZ d: 1973 m: Lucille Frances Turner
Polly Ellen Pyeatt b: 21 Aug 1930 Cochise Co, AZ
Edith Marion Pyeatt b: 18 Oct 1931 Cochise Co, AZ
Glenn Franklin Pyeatt b: 8 Nov 1932 Cochise Co, AZ
Lorene Willamina "Willie" Pyeatt b: May 1900 TX (probably Taylor Co) d: 1972 m: 5 Jul 1917 Cochise Co, AZ, John Gilbert "Gill" Hanley b: c1896 [both lived in Tombstone 1917]
Female Hanley b: 12 Mar 1919 Cochise Co, AZ
Russell L Pyeatt b: 22 Jan 1903 d: 24? Jun 1968 (obit 25 Jun 1968 'Arizona Republican' pg 20) m1: Catherine Joerger/Yaeger
Lillian Lorene Pyeatt b: 16 Jan 1926 Cochise Co, AZ
Nancy Carroll Pyeatt b: 11 May 1929 Cochise Co, AZ
m2: Rosemary ?
Roland Melvin "Buster" Pyeatt b: 18 Apr 1906 Canelo, AZ d: 10 Feb 1993 Sierra Vista, AZ m: Rose Marie Ritchie b: 1912 d: ?30 Jul 1969 (obit 31 Jul 1969 'Arizona Republican' pg 57) both buried in Black Oak Cemetery
Roland Ritchie Pyeatt b: 16 Jun 1933 Cochise Co, AZ
Jim Pyeatt email@example.com
Luella Virginia Pyeatt b: 1911 m: Harlan Frank Cooper
Alfred Dean Cooper b: 13 Sep 1933 Pima Co, AZ
Mary appeared alone as a head of household with her children - including a newborn infant on the 1900 census of JP 2 District 151 Taylor County, Texas, next door to her brother-in-law, William Pyeatt, and his family as follows:
Pyeatt, Mary age 29 born Oct 1870 TX / MWF / married 16 yrs / 6 children/6 living / housekeeping / father born TX/mother born KY
Pyeatt, Henry S (son) age 11 born Jul 1888 AZ / SWM / at school / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Ozella (daughter) age 10 born Apr 1890 AZ / SWF / at school / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, ?Joseph (son) age 7 born Aug 1892 AZ / SWM / at school / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Lonnie (son) age 4 born Aug 1895 AZ / SWM / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Ervin (son) age 2 born Dec 1897 AZ / SWM / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, An Infant (daughter) age 0/12 born May 1900 TX / SWF / father/mother born TX
This family enumerated #48/48 pg 61B (Ancestry.com image 6/26). Why was Henry in Arizona and not with his poor wife at this time? She isn't listed as widowed, but, 'married' as is he in District 9, Cochise County, Arizona, as follows:
Pyeatt, Henry age 38 born Jan/Jun 1862 TX / MWM / married 13 yrs / cattle raiser / father born MO/mother born TN
Pyeatt, John (brother) age 23 born ?Jul/Jun 1876 TX / SWM / cowboy / father born MO/mother born TN
Kelly, John ?I (servant) age 23 born born Mar 1877 TX / SWM / farm laborer / father/mother born unknown
Frey, Conrad (servant) age 55 born Jan 1845 SWITZ / WWM / farm laborer / father/mother born SWITZ / immigrated 1880
Cook, Francis (servant) age 66 born Dec 1833 IRE / WWM / ??? / father/mother born IRE / immigrated 1834
I know that Mary had just recently moved back to Texas from Arizona due to the children's places of birth. Was this just a short trip of six months or something for this family? Why didn't Henry come with them? Evidently, they all moved back to Arizona where they were living at the time of the 1910 census in Elgin District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, as follows:
Pyeatt, Henry age 49 born TX / wm / married1 for 23 yrs / farmer / father born MO/mother born TN
Pyeatt, Olive M (wife) age 39 born TX / wf / married1 for 23 yrs / 8 children/8 living / father born TX/mother born KY
Pyeatt, Seth H (son) age 22 born AZ / wm / single / cowboy / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Joseph B (son) age 17 born AZ / wm / single / cowboy / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Lonnie (son) age 14 born AZ / wm / single / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, ?Isoone H (son) age 12 born AZ / wm / single / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Willie L (daughter) age 10 born TX / wf / single / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Russell L (son) age 7 born AZ / wm / single / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Roland M (son) age 3 born AZ / wm / single / father/mother born TX
This family was enumerated #10 pg 226A ED #117. Ollie says that she has eight children living and seven are in their household. It appears that 20-year-old Ozella has already married. I couldn't locate a J Koogler in Arizona or any place that seemed likely. When the index is expanded to 'every name' - I need to search for Ozella with her birthyear and place.
By the 1920 census, the family appeared in Canello, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, as follows:
Pyeatt, Henry age 58 born TX / MWM / stockman / stock raiser / father born MO/mother born TN
Pyeatt, Ollie (wife) age 49 born TX / MWF / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Irvin (son) age 22 born AZ / SWM / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Russell (son) age 16 born AZ / SWM / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Roland (son) age 13 born AZ / SWM / father/mother born TX
Pyeatt, Luella (daughter) age 9 born AZ / SWF / father/mother born TX
This family enumerated #2/2 (Ancestry.com image 1/2) Neighbors were the Pardas family. 'Garces District' had been written at the top of the page. Also in 'Garces District/District 13' was Henry's brother, John Benton Pyeatt and family. Their son, Joseph, was in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona.
This article was written about thier 50th anniversary party:
Casa Grande Dispatch | Casa Grande, Arizona | Friday, May 07, 1937 | Page 1
Grandsons Present At Golden Wedding
Grand children from Casa Grande were among the many members of the family which were present at the celebration of the golden wedding aniversary of Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Pyeatt, pioneer Negates couple, conducted Sunday at their ranch in the Huachuca mountains. Ben Pyeatt and Roland Curry were the Casa Grande grand sons present. Mr. and Mrs. Pyeatt were married 5O years ago at Ramsey canyon in the Huachucas being among the early white settlers in that section.
James Henry Pyeatt's obituary appeared as follows:
Tucson Daily Citizen | Tucson, Arizona | Tuesday, March 03, 1942 | Page 5
Funeral For Cochise Pioneer Set Thursday
BISBEE. March 3. Funeral services will be conducted at Canelo in Santa Cruz county Thursday for James Henry Pyeatt, 81, rancher and territorial Indian fighter, who suffered a fatal heart attack while plowing one of his properties west of the Huachuca mountains. Pyeatt came to Arizona 38 years ago with a herd of cattle, living in Douglas and later Hereford. He was employed by the Greene Cattle company until 1901 when he bought the Igo ranch. Pyeatt is survived by his wife, Mary, and five sons, Seth of Florence, Lon and Irving of Tombstone, Russell and Buster of Fort Huachuca, and two daughters, Mrs. H. F. Cooper of Los Angeles and
Mrs. J. G. Hanley, Bisbee.
Mary's obit appeared as follows in 'The Arizona Republic' Tuesday, Dec 20, 1949:
Mary Pyeatt, Huachuca Area Pioneer Dies
Bisbee, Dec. 19 -- (AP) -- Mrs. Mary Ollie Pyeatt, 79 years old, who once
attended school with Billy Clanton, one of the principals in the
Earp-Clanton feud during Tombstone's frontier days, died Sunday in
Tombstone. A native of San Antonio, Tex., she came to Arizona with her family in 1880. She was married at Charleston in 1887 and since that time the family lived in the Huachuca mountain area and Tombstone. She was acquainted with Doc Holliday, the McLowery family, Sheriff John Slaughter and other famous Tombstone characters of its heyday. Surviving are four sons, Seth Pyeatt of Florence, Lon of Tombstone, Irvin
of Fry, Russell, Nogales, Roland of Elgin; two daughters, Mrs. J. G. Hanley of Bisbee and Mrs. Luella Cooper, Tucson; and brother Dave Kelly, Petersburg, Tex., 33 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Graveside rites are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Black Oak Cemetery
near the ranch at Canelo in the shadow of the Huachucas.
According to Mary's death certificate, her mother was a 'Davis' born in Texas. She died of Myocardial failure. She also had Hypertensive heart disease and old cerebral hemmorhages with fibrosis. The informant was Roland Pyeatt who was living in Elgin, Arizona.
The following Arizona land purchases probably belong to this Henry:
Henry Pyeatt 09/08/1919; doc #280; sec 36 town 21S rang 18E Remarks: HOMESTEAD ENTRY SURVEY #288 and sec 31 town 21S rang 19E Remarks: HOMESTEAD ENTRY SURVEY #288 159.54 acres; AZPHX 0000280; Cochise and Santa Cruz County
Henry Pyeatt 07/20/1926 S1/2S1/2NENW sec 31 town 21S rang 19E and S1/2S1/2NWNW sec 31 town 21S rang 19E and Lot 1 sec 31 town 21S rang 19E Remarks: LOT 1 OF NWNE and Lot 11 sec 31 town 21S rang 19E Remarks: LOT 11 OF SWSW and Lot 2 sec 31 town 21S rang 19E Remarks: LOT 2 OF SWNE and Lot 6 sec 31 town 21S rang 19E Remarks: LOT 6 OF SWNW and
Lot 7 sec 31 town 21S rang 19E Remarks: LOT 7 OF SENW and Lot 9 sec 31 town 21S rang 19E Remarks: LOT 9 OF W HALF OF SW 163.25 acres; AZPHX 0057678
Henry Pyeatt 10/26/1927; W1/2NE sec 11 town 21S rang 19E and E1/2NW sec 11 town 21S rang 19E and NESW sec 11 town 21S rang 19E and NWSE sec 11 town 21S rang 19E Lot 2 sec 11 town 21S rang 19E Remarks: LOT 2 OR SWSE QUARTER and Lot 3 sec 11 town 21S rang 19E Remarks: LOT 3 OR SESW QUARTER 315.18 acres; AZPHX 0055613
Others purchasing land in Cochise County were Daisy Blakeslee Pyeatt, John Pyeatt, and Samuel Thomas Pyeatt.