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Jacob P and Amelia E Crozier Pyeatt

Jacob Preston Pyeatt was born c1829 to Peter and Mary "Polly" Miller Pyeatt and died at the Battle of Wilson's Creek during the Civil War c1862.

He married on May 12, 1854, in Washington County, Arkansas, Amelia Ellen Crozier (listed as "Dunlia E Crozier" in the marriage index; book A pg 357) who was born c1834 Tennessee.

Jacob and Ellen had the following known children:

On the 1860 census of Cane Hill, Washington County, Arkansas, Jacob and his family along with his brother, Andrew, and his family were enumerated as follows:

This family enumerated #738/163. The Andrew Pyeatt is Jacob's brother who married Miranda Jane Tennant in 1855. Other neighbors were #734 Jacob Sexton, #735 Ebenezer Miller, #736 Samuel Clipin, #737 Eli Smith, and #739 Richard Leach.

At #644/71 on pg 567 in Cane Hill Township was the Henderson Bates family. After Jacob died, Ellen married the widowed Henderson Bates. Here is how he appeared with his first wife and family on the 1860 census:

Ellen married second on May 24, 1865 in Washington County, Arkansas, Henderson Bates who was born c1804 in Tennessee. They appeared on the 1870 census as follows:

This family was enumerated #229 pg 98B Boonesboro image 35/41. The neighbors were M J Pyatt, Henry Whittenburg, J M Whittenburg, R A Sharp, J P Sharp, Mary Malley, John Spencer (w/ C Bates), R L Spencer and Wm Glenn.

It appears to me that Ellen and her much older husband have set to work on children of their own, therefore, providing Peter, Charles and Finley with half brothers and sisters as follows:

On the 1880 census of Washington County, Arkansas, they appear as follows:

This land entry from Washington County, Arkansas, original land patents probably belongs to this Jacob P Pyeatt as the other Jacob P Pyeatt was only 19 years old at that time:

An article written on the Wilson Creek battle reads:
41 year old Private William R Bradley, MSG under Col Bevier, would survive this and many more battles . During the siege of Vicksburg, he would take ill and die in Mobile, AL on Aug 9, 1863. He left a wife and seven children. So too, would 23 year old James Gray Hamilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry. Surviving this battle unscathed, he would later take ill and die in Tyro, MS in 1863. Brothers Henry Washington and Pleasant B Clapps of the Missouri State Guard would fight side by side in the battle. Henry would be wounded. Pleasant spent the next 18 days by his brothers side, until he passed away. He buried him in Springfield and delivered the news to his widow, Nancy Grooms. Within the year, Nancy, who was left with a 3 year old son, would loose a brother in the war, and her parents would die in Texas. Amelia Crozier was home in Washington, AR, during the battle. She was awaiting the safe return of her 32 year old husband Private Jacob Preston Pyeatt, of the 3rd AR Inf. She never saw him again, as he was killed in the battle. Nor would Hannah Patrick see her husband, Lt Thomas King III of the 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles Company C, again. Although he survived service in the Mexican War, he would die from injuries 15 days after this battle and leave eight children. Adaline Williams was luckier. Her husband, Private Thomas W Williams of the 3rd Louisiana Infantry left her and a 1 year old daughter, Mary Jane, in Haynesville, LA in 1861. He returned in 1865 and lived until 1908. 43 year old Private Dyer Holder left his wife Lenah and six of their seven children in Arkansas with the 2nd Mtd Rifles. Before he left, he made out a will. In 1863, after her husband died of exposure, she probated it. His son, John Holder was slightly wounded at Wilson's Creek, and died at the Battle of Resaca. A nephew, William Faris Holder, was also at Wilson's Creek, and severely wounded in the arm and wrist. He was permanently discharged by surgeons and lived until 1905. Mr and Mrs Henry and Matilda Minnick would loose one of their seven sons in this battle.


Updated Nov 2012

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