Jacob and Hannah had the following known children:
On the 1810 census of Boone County, Kentucky, Jacob appeared as follows:
On the 1820 census of Boone County, Kentucky, they were as follows:
By the 1830 census there were many more households in Boone County, Kentucky. Jacob's appeared as follows:
Other Piatts in Boone County included Jacob's son, Ab'm S and his brothers, Robert and Daniel. Also appearing were John and Johnson W Piatt. This John would not be Jacob's brother as he died in 1822. Can anyone enlighten me as to these other individuals?
This document is Jacob's declaration for his Revolutionary War pension:
In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832 State of Kentucky, Boone County sclt
On this 4th day of August in the year eighteen hundred and thirty two, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County & State Jacob Piatt, a resident of the County of Boone & State of Kentucky aged eighty five years in May last, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress dated June 7th, 1832, “That he entered in the Army of the United States in the year 1775 as an Ensign in the First New Jersey Regiment, which was under Lord Sterling, and commanded a part of the year by Col. Wm. Winds. He continued to serve as an Ensign for one year in said Regiment, at which period the time for which said Regiment was raised expired, and a new regiment was raised & styled the first New Jersey Regiment & commanded by Col. Matthias Ogden in which Regiment, the applicant joined and was appointed Adjutant, which was in the first part of the year 1777. He continued to serve as adjutant in said Regiment until the death of Capt. Peter Voorhies which was in the fall of 1779. He was then appointed as Captain to fill the place of said Voorhies & continued to serve as such until March 1780 & then resigned. During which time of service he was in the Battle of Short Hills in Jersey, and in the Battle of Brandywine with Genl. Sullivan in the Genesee Country. In the first part of his service he went with Col. Winds into Canada. He lived in Middlesex County, State of New Jersey. He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or any annuity, except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State, and that his commission is lost, but he believes his name is to be found on the rolls.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid before me
A Justice of the Peace of said County of Boone.
Reuben Graves, J. P. Jacob Piatt (seal)
[Verbatum copy from Xerox of original furnished by GSA/National Archives.]
These additional notes were on the typed transcript of Jacob Piatt’s declaration. I do not know who made these notes. “Captain Peter Voorhies was the grandson of Minne Van Voorhees & Antje Wyckoff. Minne’s 2nd wife was Lammetie (Stryker) Wyckoff, widow of Jacob Wyckoff and mother of Jacob Wyckoff II, the husband of Frances (Van Vliet) Wyckoff Piatt. Capt. Voorhees was killed on October 26th, 1779 at New Brunswick by Simcoe’s Tories."
"The Declaration is the simple and unadorned statement of an old soldier to which of course, much could be added – but not in this limited space. Following the War, Jacob lived at Bloomsbury – probably just north of the river separating it from Sussex County (now part of Warren County). Louise Lodge held that he held a judgeship in Essex County, which is on the opposite side of the State, but the correct situation is stated in Snell’s “History of Sussex and Warren Counties” on pages 160-161 which lists Sussex officials noting the appointment on 26 Nov. 1794 of Jacob Piatt and Jonathan Willis as judges. This may have been father or other relative of Jacob’s daughter-in-law, Martha Ann. Also noted in 1803 and again in 1808 and 3 Nov. 1813 and 9 Dec. 1823 is the appointment of William McCullough to various posts. He was Jacob’s brother-in-law. He was on the state Council 1799, 1800, 1801-02 and 1803. He was on the State Assembly 1793-94, 1795 and 1796. On page 568, Snell notes that one of the three sites for the new Mansfield Wood House Church on which a vote was taken 31 Dec. 1792 was the property of William McCullough, “where – he now lives”. William McCullough was a colonel in the Revolution and was one of the founders of Asbury, N. J. about seven miles from Bloomsbury per (7). His wife was Catura (Hunt) McCullough died intestate 22 Dec. 1790 at Mansfield Wood House in Sussex County. She was daughter of Edward Hunt whose will was dated 10 March 1786 and proved 11 April 1786. See NJ Arch. Lib. 28, p. 429.
There is some variance of opinion as to when Jacob Piatt moved to Kentucky. The 1790 census for Kentucky, shows no Piatt nor variant thereof in the State. Jacob Piatt is reported to have applied his War pension to the building of a Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceburg, Indiana just across the Ohio River from his home “Federal Hall” in Boone County. He was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
The seeming discrepancy re Somerset & Middlesex Counties is actually quite accurate. When Jacob was born at Six Mile Run (now Franklin Park), that tiny village was in Somerset. Later, the county line was moved northward so as to run thru the village – and the Piatt residence was on the sourth or Middlesex side of the line.”
The following is from the Christian Advocate and Journal, New
York, May 29, 1840, and was written by Rev. Dr. Deems, then pastor of Asbury Circuit, Methodist Episcopal Church, but afterwards pastor of the Church of the Strangers, New York (pp. 135-136):
Feb. 9--At his residence in Asbury, Warren County, N. J., Col. William M'Cullough, in his 82d year. In the death of this venerable man, society has lost a useful member, and his children a kind father. He took apart in the Revolutionary War in favor of the colonies, and was generally known as a promoter of internal improvements. He filled some of the most respectable offices in his county, was frequently elected to a seat in the legislative council of his state, and acted as one of the associate judges in the courts of Sussex and Warren counties for upward of thirty years (35 years). In the year 1786 he became a professor of religion, and attached himself to the M. E. Church, in which he continued an acceptable member until his death. His house was always the preachers' home. his last illness was short and mild, and he passed away like the setting of the evening sun. After his speech failed him, he was asked by a relative (Gershom Rusling - have often heard him relate the incident) if his confidence in Christ still remained unshaken; and if so, to signify it by raising his right hand, when, to the joy of his friends, he immediately raised both, one after the other, and made an effort to elevate his whole body. His funeral was attended by a large collection of relatives and friends, and the religious services were performed by the Rev. M. Force and Rev. George Banghart. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Manning Force, from Psa. lxxiii, 26: "My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strongth of my heart, and my portion forever." C. M. F. D. Colonel McCullough had no brothers, and but a single sister, named Hannah Cook, after her mother. Hannah Cook McCullough had many advantages for her time, as her mother was wealthy for that period, and distinguished in that part of New Jersey as "the first lady who kept her carriage." She was born November 6, 1760. On March 15, 1779, she was married to Jacob Piatt, fifth son of John Piatt, of French Huguenot descent, of the Province of Dauphine, France. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), the Piatt family fled to Holland and established itself in Amsterdam, and there John Piatt married Frances Wykoff, n'e Van Vliet, a widow of English and Dutch ancestry. He soon emigrated to St. Thomas, West Indies, and continued there serveral years.
According to DAR abstracts: Jacob Piatt, (1747-1834), was ensign in the first regiment in the expedition to Quebec, 1775, and, 1776, served under his brother, Daniel. Lieutenant 1777 and captain 1779. He was at the battles of Germantown, Brandywine, Short Hills and was wounded at Monmouth. He was an original member of the Cincinnati, with the rank of captain. He was placed on the pension roll of Boone County, Kentucky, for service as captain in the New Jersey line. He died in Kentucky. Also DAR Nos. 2953, 3009, 6596, 10720, 10721, 13662, 20910.
In "New Jersey Genesis Quarterly" Vol 17 No 1 & 2 (pg 723 & 741) it notes that Jacob Piatt took an Oath of Allegiance in Sussex Co, NJ, on 30 July 1786 and 21 Dec 1790 along with Hannah's brother, Capt. William McCullough.
1st New Jersey Regiment (Eastern Battalion):
Authorized 9 October 1775 in the Continental Army as the 1st New Jersey Regiment and assigned to the New York (subsequently Middle) Department. Organized 26 October - 15 December 1775 at Elizabethtown and Perth Amboy to consist of eight companies from Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Monmouth, Essex, and Bergen Counties. Assigned 24 April 1776 to Stirling's Brigade, an element of the Main Army. Relieved 27 April 1776 from Stirling's Brigade and assigned to the Canadian Department. Relieved 2 July 1776 from the Canadian Department and assigned to the Northern Department. Assigned 20 July 1776 to Stark's Brigade, an element of the Northern Department. Relieved 5 August 1776 Stark's Brigade and assigned to St. Clair's Brigade, an element of the Northern Department. Relieved 14 November 1776 from St. Clair's Brigade and assigned to the Main Army. Assigned 22 May 1777 to the New Jersey Brigade, an element of the Main Army. Reorganized 7 February 1779 to consist of nine companies. Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1783 as the New Jersey regiment. Furloughed 6 June 1782 at Newburgh, New York. Disbanded 15 November 1783. Engagements: Defense of Canada, Lake Champlain, Northern New Jersey, New York 1777, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia - Monmouth, Iroquois 1779, New Jersey 1780, Yorktown.
The information on this unit lineage is taken from "The Continental Army" by Robert K. Wright Jr. published by the Center of Military History, 1989.
Jacob's brother, Daniel Piatt was the commander of the 7th battalion of the First Regiment.
In the book, 'Old Times in Old Monmoth' written in the late 1800's there appears a petition to Congress of Martha Piatt, daughter of Captain Joshua Huddy. At the time of the petition, Dec. 21, 1836, she is 70 years old and living in Cincinnati. Her father was an officer in the NJ Militia during the Revolution. He was hanged by the British in 1780.
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