Jacob Pyeatt was born May 22, 1802, in Belmont County, Ohio, to Thomas Piatt and Catherine Bell and died February 8, 1857, in Perry County, Illinois. He is buried in the Old McElvain Cemetery near DuQuoin, Illinois. He married in Richland County, Ohio, June 30, 1823 (recorded July 11, 1823) Elizabeth Stewart who was born July 12, 1805, in Vermont to Philo Stewart and died March 3, 1875, in Perry County, Illinois. Family lore says her name was Elizabeth Yearian. There were many Yearian families in the area around this Pyeatt family. Perhaps her name was Elizabeth Yearian Stewart. Click here to see a photo of Elizabeth Yearian Pyeatt taken c1870 in Perry County, Illinois).
The marriage bond of Jacob and Elizabeth reads as follows: This is to certify that on the 30 day of June 1823 I united Jacob Pyatt and Elizabeth Steward in the bonds of matrimony given under my hand this 11 day of July 1823. Ellzey Hedges, JP
Their children were as follows:
Stewart Pyeatt b: Nov 25, 1823 Ohio
William Pyeatt b: Oct 4, 1825 Ohio m: August 03, 1851, Perry Co, IL, Elizabeth B Hay b: c1828 VA(widow of Dennis Disney)
Corydon Pyeatt b: Jan 26, 1829 d: Jan 1, 1908 m1: April 29, 1852, Perry Co, IL, Mary E McLaughlin m2: 6 Nov 1869 Perry Co, IL, Lucinda Jane ? Reynolds (widow)
b: 5 May 1849 IL d: 28 Jul 1922 Lenora, Dewey County, OK (buried in the Raymond Cemetery, Dewey County, OK) m: Margaret Jane Ellison b: 3 May 1851 Aimesville, OH d: 26 Oct 1936 Lenora, Dewey County, OK
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After this census was taken, the family lost 9 year old Alfred and then less than a month later, 1 year old Mercy. Of note to those interested in studying Elizabeth Yearian, are four Yearian marriages between 1839 and 1843 (see Perry County Marriages 1827-1850 .) Also, the following Yearian marriages appear in Richland County, Ohio:
25 Dec 1871, R G Yearian and A P Niman, Vol 11:23
26 Sep 1874, George R Yearian and Libbie Such, Vol 11:315
25 Jul 1854, Elizabeth Yearian and J L Reed, Vol 6:221
22 Jul 1859, Lucy M Yearian and Job Gorton, Vol 8:138
28 Sep 1869, Mattie J Yearian and John M Criley, Vol 10:166
Is the Elizabeth Yearian Reed above the one in the photo?
Also in Perry County was the family of Samuel Pyatt born c1793 in OH (and who was also on the 1840 Perry County, IL federal census). This is a son of Ebenezer Pyeatt.
Jacob had died by the 1860 federal census, but, Elizabeth appeared as follows in T6SR2W, DuQuoin P O, Perry Co, IL:
Pyatt, Elizabeth age 55 born VT / female / $3600/$1500
Pyatt, Philo age 24 born OH / male / farmer
Pyatt, Thos age 18 born IL / male / att school
Pyatt, Caroline age 15 / female / att school
Pyatt, Jacob age 10 / male / att school (This family enumerated #1453/1453 9th July 1860 'T6SR2W Duquoin' pg 203 (ancestry image 205/246)
Jacob and Elizabeth's sons, William, George and Corydon were also found on the 1860 Perry County, Illinois, federal census, with their families.
By the 1870 census of DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois, Elizabeth was enumerated as follows:
Pyatt, Jacob age 21 born IL W M Farmer $2000/700
Pyatt, Elizabeth age 65 born VA W F Keeping House
This family enumerated #154/157 20 Jul 1870; ancestry image 22/23 [Pickneyville marked through and changed to DuQuoin]). Also enumerated in this township were her sons; Thomas, Corydon and George and their families and the families of Samual Pyatt (son of Ebenezer) and his son Milburn M Pyatt.
1840-1870 Perry County, IL, federal census
History of Henry & St. Clair Counties, MO, 1883, National Historical Co., page 1137
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Civil War pension application of Caroline Woolridge