Nick first appeared with his parents on the 1860 census at age 6 as 'Nicodemus' in Mountain Home Township, Watauga County, North Carolina. When Nick was about 9 years old, his father was killed in the Civil War. They evidently moved to Mitchell County, North Carolina sometime before the 1870 census. His mother did not remarry until 1877 when Nick was grown and married. Both marriages probably occurred in Mitchell County, North Carolina.
Nick married Charity R Frank who was born November 29, 1853 and who died January 19, 1943.
Nick and Charity had the following known children:
Verdi L Pyatt (daughter) b: c1874 NC
William B Pyatt b: c1878 NC
Agnes Pyatt b: c1879 NC
I found Nick and family on the 1880 census in Linville, Mitchell County, North Carolina:
Pyatt, Nick D. age 26 born NC / Married / Male / W / Farmer / father/mother born NC
Pyatt, Charity R. (Wife) age 26 born NC / Married / Female / W / Keep House / father/mother born NC
Pyatt, Verdi L. (Dau) age 6 born NC / Single / Female / W / father/mother born NC
Pyatt, William B. (Son) age 2 born NC / Single / Male / father/mother born NC
Pyatt, Agnes (Dau) age 7M born NC / Single / Female / W / father/mother born NC
This abstract was taken from familysearch.org page 67C. Next door was his brother, Zebideo Pyatt and his mother, Matilda Vance, and her second husband, William Vance. His sister, Ellen Wilson and family lived in Bakersville, Mitchell County, North Carolina.
"The Pyatt Family of Western North Carolina" 1977 Martha A Pyatte
Marty Grant's Carpenter Family History http://www.martygrant.com/gen/carpenter/carpenter-jacob-yancey.htm#frances