Peter Pyeatt, son of Jacob and Margaret Finley Pyeatt was born August 29, 1793 in Guilford County, North Carolina, and died April 26, 1856, in Washington County, Arkansas. Peter married on December 31, 1822, in Independance or Pulaski County, Arkansas, Mary "Polly" Miller who was born November 15, 1804 in Livingston County, Kentucky and who died December 15, 1858 (probably in Washington County, Arkansas).
b: 1829 AR d: 1862 m: aft 1850 Amelia Ellen Crozier
Peter C Pyeatt m1: Henrietta Josephine Tennant (d/o Thomas H and Clarissa White Tennant) [Is this the 'P C Pyeatt' who married 'N J Tennant' 30 Jul 1882 Washington Co, AR? The 'N J' could be 'H J'. MCP] m2: Nancy Malvina Whitaker
b: 26 Aug 1833 AR d: bef 1873 m: 6 Dec 1857 Washington Co, AR, Emmeline Forsythe Marrs b: 11 Jul 1836 d: 1862
Andrew J Pyeatt (Confederate soldier) b: 1835 Washington Co, AR m: 21 Aug 1855 Washington Co, AR, Miranda Jane Tennant (d/o Thomas H and Christine Hacker Tennant; moved to Bell Co, TX, by 1880) ancestors of Ed Pyeatt of Oakland, CA email@example.com
b: 1840 AR m: 1860 Isabelle Buchanan [Need to abstract on 1870 Washington Co, AR]
Miranda and Ada Tennant were sisters. Their younger sister half-sister, Henrietta "Hettie" Josephine Tennant (d/o Thomas H. and Clarissa White Tennant) later married Peter C. Pyeatt, a nephew to the two Pyeatt brothers.
Some tax lists which include two Peter Pyeatts seem to distinguish between the two. It seems that Peter Pyeatt, his father, Jacob Pyeatt (along with Andrew Pyeatt and John Pyeatt) lived in Cane Hill Township while Peter Paulus Pyeatt and brother, Henry Porter Pyeatt, lived in Vineyard township.
1828 Arkansas - Washington County
Pyeatt, Henry P (from 1819-1829 tax list only)
Pyatt, Peter (from 1819-1829 tax list only)
1829 Arkansas - Washington County - Vineyard Township
Pyeatt, Henry P pg 2 (from index only)
Pyeatt, Peter P pg 2 (from index only)
1829 Arkansas - Washington County - Cane Hill Township
Pyeatt, Andrew pg 3 (from index only)
Pyeatt, Jacob pg 3 (from index only)
Pyeatt, John R pg 3 (from index only)
Pyeatt, Peter pg 3 (from index only)
Peter and family appeared as follows on the 1840 census of Washington County, Arkansas:
Pyatt, Peter 2m<5; 3m5-10; 2m10-15; 1m40-50; 1m70-80; 1f30-40 (Pg 16 line 30)(also on pg 265 of the 1840 tax list)
This would appear to be Peter and Polly with his father and seven of their children. Males under five would be Jessie and Joseph; males 5-10 would be Andrew, Henderson and John; males 10-15 would be Jacob and James. This would assume that Samual who was age 16 was out of the house. It would also indicate that the daughter Mary had died by this time.
Peter and family appeared as follows on the 1850 census of Washington County, Arkansas:
Pyeatt, Peter age 57 / m / born NC / Farmer
Pyeatt, Mary age 42 / f / born KY
Pyeatt, Jacob age 21 / m / born AR / Farmer
Pyeatt, John age 19 / m / born AR / Farmer
Pyeatt, Henderson age 17 / m / born AR / Farmer
Pyeatt, Andrew age 15 / m / born AR / Farmer
Pyeatt, Jessie age 10 / m / born AR (this family enumerated #110 on page #418B)
Peter and Polly had both died by the 1860 census. I would have expected them to be in the Cane Hill Cemetery, but, do not find them on the inscriptions that I have for Washington County. If anyone can provide further information on these other children, please contact me.
Land records in Washington County, AR, which appear to belong to Peter include:
Peter P Pyeatt 08/20/1838; doc #140; NWNW sec 28 town 14N rang 32W 40 acres; AR0850_.135
Peter P Pyeatt 03/10/1843; doc #3309; SWSW sec 21 town 14N rang 32W 40 acres; AR0920_.162
Peter P Pyeatt 08/20/1838; doc #500; NENE sec 29 town 14N rang 32W 40 acres; Ar0850_.476
Peter Pyeatt 09/01/1849; doc #4917; W1/2NW sec 6 town 14N rang 32W 82.46 acres; AR0940_.345
In "The Pyeatts and Carnahans of Old Cane Hill" by Rev. Alfred E. Carnahan and Susan Carnahan Cruse, Bulletin #8 of the Washington Co. [AR] Historical Society, p. 47 (see Family Histories I page for LDS ordering instructions on this history. MCP} "The Adventure of 'Big Peter' Pyeatt" appears the following:
"About the time of the settlement of northwest Arkansas, “Big Peter” and a
partner went on a trapping expedition on the Verdigris River in the
Indian Territory. Near the close of the trapping season and while he was
gone from the camp, this partner loaded the furs on the boat in which
they had made the upstream trip, and stole away, leaving Peter alone and
many miles from any white settlement. Making his way homeward as best he
could, in a famished condition, he came to an Indian village. Making
signs of friendship, they received him, and understanding his condition,
fed him small bits of sliced venison (raw) until his strength was
restored. An Indian then accompanied him to a certain point where he made
signs that white men could be found, grunted a farewell, and left him.
Peter soon found the white settlement, which I suppose was Fort Smith."
Information provided by Jean Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org
Information provided by Dan Chambers ChambersDL@aol.com
Tom Buchanan Setonarock@aol.com (from Rootsweb)
1850 census of Washington County, AR
Marriage records of Arkansas
Tax records of Washington Co, AR
"The Pyeatts and Carnahans of Old Cane Hill"
Unidentified Family Group Sheets
Candace Wellman of Bellingham, WA (Pyeatt-Tennant researcher) Candace918@aol.com
Margerett Jane Pyeatt info at http://www.sdragons.com/Genealogy/html/id0002.html#I00033