Peter was married twice. His first wife's name is not known to us at this time, but, they probably married in Indiana. He had the following known child with his first wife:
It is known that Peter had a first wife per his 1910 census entry (below) and as at least one of the children predate his marriage to his second wife. I have listed Jacob as a son of Peter although there is some contradictory evidence against it. The most compelling reason to believe that he is their son is that Jacob's son, Roy Piatt, is listed as Martha's grandson on the 1930 census entry (below).
Peter was married in Butler County, Missouri, October 30, 1881, to Martha A Huston. Martha was 15 years old at the time to Peter's 24. There are two families who Martha might belong to (1) the Aron Houston family who appeared on the 1870 census in Lincoln Township, Putnam County, with a 4-year-old 'Martha Houston' born in Missouri or (2) the Charles W Huston family in Brownsville, Grand Pass, Saline County, Missouri, on the 1870 census with a 4-year-old 'Martha E Huston' born in Missouri. My money is on the Arron Houston family as they had an Illinois connection (the mother and many of the children were born in Illinois) which is where Martha claims one or both of her parents were born on various census entries (below). Martha appears as a 14-year-old in Beaver Dam Township, Butler County, Missouri with the Benjamin Cowen family and a few other boarders: Austin Donalds age 19 born in MO and Henry Crooms age 11 born in KY. Could the Cowens' be family? They were born in NC and NY which doesn't appear to be plausible.
I believe that Peter may have made a trip from Indiana to Missouri and married Martha and then gone back to Indiana to live. I believe this since the oldest of their children are said to have been born in Indiana.
Peter and Martha had the following known children:
Peter and family appeared on the 1910 census of Ash Hill Township, Butler County, Missouri, as follows:
Various searches for any members of Peter's family on the 1920 census index at ancestry.com turned up the families of Fred Piatt and Jacob Piatt.
By the 1930 census of Ash Hill Township, Butler County, Missouri, Martha appears as a widow with one of her sons and grandsons as follows:
This family was enumerated #4/4 New Hampshire Street.
This grandson, Roy Piatt, appears with Jacob Piatt on the 1920 census of Ash Hill Township as his son.
Martha is also listed as living with her ex daughter-in-law in District 29, Campbell Township, Dunklin County, Missouri, as follows:
This family was enumerated #138/144 ancestry.com image 12/32. The most likely explanation is that Martha was living with Ada at least part-time to help care for the children. George was probably actually the head of household (or at least when Martha was away).
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