Thomas Pyatt was born September 15, 1842, in Illinois (probably Perry County) to Jacob and Elizabeth Stewart Pyatt and died November 1, 1927, in Lemhi, Idaho. He married on October 16, 1867, in Perry County, Illinois, Pelisha Gill who was born c1850 in Illinois and died September 17, 1922. Their marriage bond was for 'Thomas Pyatt' and 'Pelitha Gill' vol 4 page 503.
The known children of Thomas and Pelisha were as follows:
Cornelia Pyeatt b: c1868 IL
William Pyeatt b: c1873 IL
Arthur L Pyeatt b: c1874 IL
Burleigh Pyeatt b: c1879 ID
Thomas's family had been in Perry County, Illinois, since before 1840. While Thomas was very young and within the span of a month, his nine-year-old brother and one-year-old sister died. On the 1850 census and 1860 census Thomas appeared with his parents and then his widowed mother in Perry County, Illinois.
By the 1870 census of DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois, Thomas and family were enumerated as follows:
Pyatt, Thomas age 27 born IL WM Farmer $1600/800
Pyatt, Peliza age 22 born IL W F Keeping House
Pyatt, Cornelia age 2 born IL W F At Home
They were enumerated at #143/146 on 20 Jul 1870; ancestry image 20/23 [Pickneyville marked through and changed to DuQuoin].
Their neighbors included Thomas' mother, Elizabeth, living with his brother, Jacob Pyatt, at #154 and his brothers Corydon and George at #80 and #85. Also in Perry County were the families of Samual Pyatt (son of Ebenezer Pyatt) and his son Milburn M Pyatt.
By the 1880 census the family was in Junction, Lemhi Valley, Lemhi County, Idaho
Pyeatte, Thomas Self M Male W 37 IL Farmer PA ---
Pyeatt, Pelisha Wife M Female W 30 IL Keeping House GA ---
Pyeatte, Cornelia Dau S Female W 12 IL At Home IL IL
Pyeatte, William Son S Male W 8 IL IL IL
Pyeatte, Arthur L Son S Male W 6 IL IL IL
Pyeatte, Burleigh Son S Male W 1 ID IL IL
This information was abstracted at familysearch.org; page 214D. Nearby were the only other Pyeatt/Piatt/Pyatts in Idaho as follows:
Yearian, George Self M Male W 55 OH Farmer PA ---
Yearian, Elisabeth A. Wife M Female W 40 TN Keeping House TN TN
Yearian, John W. Son S Male W 22 IL Farm Laborer OH TN
Yearian, Thomas H. Son S Male W 15 IL Farm Laborer OH TN
Yearian, Elnora J. Dau S Female W 10 MT OH TN
Walters, Green Other S Male B 37 MO Laborer KY KY
Pyeatte, Wm. A. Other S Male W 21 IL Farm Laborer OH IL
Pyeatte, Walter Other S Male W 22 IL Farm Laborer OH IL
McClain, Henry H Other S Male W 21 IL Farmer --- ---
Tyler, Wm. A. Other W Male W 40 MA Tinner MA MA
Brooks, Stephen Other S Male W 26 IN Herder OH IN
Brown, Timothy B. Other S Male W 25 UT Herder OH OH
W????, Jas. T Other S Male W 20 MO Farm Laborer MO MO
This family was on page 214D near the Thomas Pyatt family. The William and Walter Pyatt are sons of Thomas' brother, Corydon Pyatt. Undoubtedly, the Yearians are the ones that were closely tied to Thomas' mother, Elizabeth. Could this Elizabeth Yearian above be the reason that Elizabeth Stewart Pyatt is thought by some to be Elizabeth Yearian?