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Lafayette and Eliza A Cole Piatt

Lafayette Piatt was born in October 1839 (or 1842) in Indiana to Jacob and Jane Thompson Piatt and died in Kamiah (?Idaho) September 13, 1922. He married in Henry County, Illinois, November 11, 1864, Eliza A Cole who was born c1848 in Illinois.

The known children of Lafayette and Eliza:

The following men served from Henry County during the civil war:

Lafayette’s fellow soldiers were Robert Thorp Piatt (I do not have placed) and James Piatt. Is James his uncle, John Piatt’s, son who was born c1850 in Henry County, Illinois (very young to be a soldier). Or, Lafayette's brother, James A Piatt, who was somewhat old to have been a soldier.

Lafayette’s mother, Jane Piatt, was living with his sister, Eliza Stewart, in Coal Valley PO, Colona Township, Henry County, Illinois in 1870 and 1880. I believe Lafayette was already in Iowa during the 1870 census. By the 1880 census he was in Beaver Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, as follows: