William Caleb 'Bud' Pyatt was born September 4, 1847, (or Sept 1846) in Crawford County, Missouri, (or Phelps County, Missouri) to James Glass Piatt and Rachel Miller and died March 8, 1903, near Salem, Missouri. He is buried in the Stagner Cemetery, Dent County, Missouri. William's family was in Crawford County, Missouri, for most of his youth. He was still with his parents on the 1860 census in Crawford County, Missouri.
William C Pyatt was married January 28, 1869, in Texas County, Missouri to Mary Ann Williams who was born November 19, 1848 in Kentucky. Incidentally, that was less than a month before his father married Mary A Honeycutt in the same County.
The known children of William and Mary:
Philip A Pyatt b: 31 May 1871 MO d: 16 Jun 1895 (thrown from horse while going to church meeting 23 1/2 miles SE of Salem when horse ran against a tree)
Emmaline Pyatt b: 4 Apr 1873 Dent Co, MO d: 7 Dec 1961 Salem (Stagner Cemetery, Dent Co, MO) m1: 13 Aug 1891 Dent Co, MO, William Warren Cox (s/o Thomas and Caroline Cox) b: 8 Jan 1868 d: 19 Dec 1916 (Stagner Cemetery, Dent Co, MO)
Alpha Cox b: 7 Sep 1894 Dent Co, MO d: 22 Aug 1967 m1: Alphus Gearhart m2: Joseph Coleman
Hilda May Gearhart
Delma Gearhart m: Smith Wofford
Clifford Cox b: 1900 d: 1901
Mervin Cox b: 1907 d: 1917
Lura Cox m: Herbert Stephens
Clara Cox m: Clifford Gaines
Troy Cox m: Ollie Wright
Sterling Cox b: 29 Jul 1904 d: 20 Feb 1981 m: 13 Oct 1928 Daisy Callahan b: 12 Apr 1909 Salem (d/o Isaac and Susie Barnes Callahan) d: 13 Mar 1966 St Louis, St Louis, Co, MO
Charaleen Cox m: Kenneth Mills (moved to St Louis)
Earl Cox m: Nancy Pearl Shelton
William Pyatt b: c1875 MO
Albert E Pyatt b: 10 Apr 1877 Dent Co, MO d: 17 Sep 1900 Dent Co, MO (Stagner Cemetery, Dent Co, MO)
Lula M Pyatt b: Mar 1879 Dent Co, MO m: Spurgeon Bryant (lived Franklin Twp, Dent Co, MO)
Laura E Pyatt b: 27 Jan 1881 Dent Co, MO d: 27 Sep 1901 Dent Co, MO (Stagner Cemetery, Dent Co, MO)
Alva P Pyatt b: 12 Jun 1883 Dent Co, MO d: 28 Jun 1899 Dent Co, MO (Stagner Cemetery, Dent Co, MO)
Mary Ellen 'Mollie' Pyatt b: 15 Mar 1885 Dent Co, MO d: 7 Feb 1907 Dent Co, MO (Stagner Cemetery, Dent Co, MO)
Fred Pyatt b: 8 Jul 1888 Dent Co, MO d: 16 Apr 1906 Dent Co, MO (Stagner Cemetery, Dent Co, MO)
Taylor Pyatt m: girl from NY
According to Stagner Cemetery information, these children mostly died of Tuberculosis.
While they married in 1869 in Texas County, we find William and Mary living in Emminence, Spring Valley Township, Shannon County, Missouri on the 1870 census as follows:
Pyatt, William age 22 born MO / wm / Farmer / $200/$250
Pyatt, Mary age 21 born MO / wf / Keeping House
This family was enumerated #20/19 Pg 667. At #19 was William's father and stepmother with five of his siblings. At #18 was his sister, Sarah Piatt Chilton, and her family and at #23 his brother, John Pyatt.
William had moved on to Franklin Township, Dent County, Missouri, on the 1880 census as follows:
Pyatt, William C age 33 born MO / WM / Married / Farmer / father born IN/mother born NC
Pyatt, Mary A (Wife)age 32 born KY / WF / Married / Keeping House / father/mother born KY
Pyatt, Philip A (Son) age 9 born MO / WM / Single / father born MO/mother born KY
Pyatt, Emoline (Daughter) age 7 born MO / WF / Single / father born MO/ mother born KY
Pyatt, William (Son) age 5 born MO / WM / Single / father born MO/mother born KY
Pyatt, Albert E (Son) age 3 born MO / WM / Single / father born MO/mother born KY
Pyatt, Lula M (Daughter) age 1 born MO / WF / Single / father born MO/mother born KY
This abstract was taken from familysearch.org;no page # available. Most of the family had also relocated. Also in Franklin Township were his father and stepmother with his youngest siblings and half-siblings, and his brothers, James G Pyatt Jr and Samuel Pleasant Pyatt.
Of note, descendants of Benjamin Piatt, the brother of James Glass Pyeatt lived in Dent County, Missouri. Is this how these families came to move here?
The following birth record is recorded in Dent County, Missouri:
Name: Piatt, Mary Ellen (female) County: Dent DOB: March 15, 1885 Father: William C Piatt Mother: Mary Ann Williams
Coleman, Alpha Gearhart 9/7/1894 Dent Co to 9/22/1967, nee Cox, d/o William & Emaline nee Piatt; 1st md. Alphus Gearhart 6/17/1911, ch.: Richard & Hilda May d. young, Howard, & Delma (Mrs. Smith Wofford); md. Joseph Coleman, step-mother of Virgil Coleman & Mrs. Donald Wood; lived New Hope Community, member Jadwin Church of Christ
Cox, William Warren 1/8/1868 - 12/19/1916, s/o Thomas & Caroline; md Emmaline Piatt, 8/13/1891, 8 ch.: Clifford & Mervin d. young, Alpha (Mrs. Alphus Gearhart later Mrs. Joe Coleman), Lura (Mrs. Herbert Stephens), Clara (Mrs. Clifford Gaines), Troy (md. Ollie Wright), Sterling, & Earl (md. Nancy Pearl Shelton); farmer south of Salem
Cox, Emmaline w/o William W. 4/4/1873, Dent Co. to 12/7/1961, Salem, nee Piatt d/o William C. & Mary A. nee Williams; Cumberland Presbyterian
Cox, Clifford s/o Wm. W. & Emmaline 1900-1901
Cox, Mervin s/o Wm. W. & Emmaline 1907 - 1917
Cox, Sterling B 7/29/1904 to 2/20/1981, s/o Wm W. & Emmaline; md. Daisy Callahan, 10/13/1928, 2 ch.: Bryon & Charaleen (m. Kenneth Mills); moved to St. Louis.
Cox, Daisy w/o Sterling 4/12/1909, Salem - 3/13/1966, St. Louis, nee Callahan, d/o Isaac & Susie nee Barnes; member Tower Grove Baptist, St. Louis
Piatt, William C "BUD" 9/4/1847 - 3/8/1903; md. Mary A. Williams, ch.: Philip A., Alva P., Albert E., Laura E., Fred, & Mary E. - all died young, mostly with TB; Taylor (Cannon City, CO, m. girl from NY), Emeline (Mrs. William W. Cox), Lula M. (Mrs. Spurgeon Bryant); lived Franklin Twn., Dent Co.
Piatt, Mary A w/o William C., nee Williams; b. 11/19/1848; had sister, Summersville.
Piatt, Philip A s/o W.C. & Mary A. 5/31/1871 - 6/16/1895 when thrown from horse while going to church meeting 23 1/2 miles SE of Salem when horse ran against a tree.
Piatt, Alva P s/o W.C. & Mary A. 6/12/1883 - 6//28/1899
Piatt, Albert E s/o W.C. & Mary A. 4/10/1877 - 9/17/1900
Piatt, Fred s/o W.C. & Mary A. 7/8/1888 - 4/16/1906
Piatt, Laura E d/o W.C. & Mary A. 1/27/1887 - 9/27/1901
Piatt, Mary "Mollie" E d/o W.C. & Mary A. 3/18/1885 - 2/7/1907
Piatt, Benjamon s/o J.G. & M.A. 2/11/1879 - 6/6/1896