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Oliver J Pyatt and Josephine E Jones

Oliver J Pyatt was born c1834 in Pennsylvania to Benjamin and Margaret McKeon Pyatt and died in 1903. He married in Woodford County, Illinois, on October 19, 1865, Josephine E Jones. I have a record in Cook County, Illinois, for a marriage between 'Oliver P Pyatt' and 'Josephine Jones' for October 23, 1865. The notation 'Fink' appears. I would assume that the Woodford County information was taken from a secondary source and is in error.

Oliver and Josephine had the following known children:

  • Janvier Piatt b: 1867 IL
  • Edith M Piatt b: 1869 Jacksonville, IL m: Wiliam Samuel Dunlap
  • Benjamin C Piatt b: 1871 IL
  • Addie Piatt b: 1873 IL
  • Charles Piatt b: 1875 MO
  • Josie Piatt b: 1878 MO

    Janvier was named for his great-grandmother, Susan Janvier.

    I first located Oliver on the 1850 census of Morgan County, Illinois, as follows:

    This Crisy Cassell is Oliver's sister, Emily, who married Peter T Cassell in Morgan County. Also in Morgan County were Olivers parents, his brother, Benjamin Pyatt Jr, who was a success tobacco manufacturer and probably his employer; and, his brother, John Pyatt.

    By the 1860 census of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, Oliver had moved into the household of his parents as follows:

    By the 1870 census of Denmark, Morgan County, Illinois, Oliver's family had grown and looked as follows: This family was enumerated #137/140 3 Jun 1870 pg 516 (#13 left top corner)(ancestry image 216/330); O J Pyatt was Asst Marshall who did the enumeration.

    By the 1880 census the family had moved to Lewis County, Missouri - 7th Street in Canton:

    They were enumerated 20/26/44/11: 7th Street, Canton.

    Of interest to me is the Clarence Millburn who lives with this family as I know of other Illinois Pyatts with the Milburn name. In Perry County, Illinois and in Montgomery County, Illinois were first cousins whose first name was Milburn.

    Daughter Edith Pyatt Dunlap DAR # DAR #78104 Revolution Volume 79 page 42
    Mrs. Edith Pyatt Dunlap. DAR ID Number: 78104 Born in Jacksonville, Ill. Wife of William Samuel Dunlap. [p.42] Descendant of Capt. Moses Woodward. Daughter of Oliver J. Pyatt (1834-1903) and Josephine Jones (b. 1835), his wife, m. 1865. Granddaughter of John T. Jones (1795-1877) and Emily Woodward (1805-52), his wife, m. 1827. Gr-granddaughter of William Wallis Woodward (1769-1837) and Susan Janvier (d. 1849), his wife, m. 1791. Gr-gr-granddaughter of Moses Woodward and Eunice Wallis (d. 1789), his wife. Moses Woodward (1740-1810) served as commissary of prisoners at Portsmouth. He was born in Gloucester, Mass.; died in Portsmouth, N. H. Also Nos. 35663, 60570.


    Updated Jul 2004

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