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William Hart Piatt and Clarinda Marquiss

William Hart Piatt was born October 23, 1816 in Indiana to James Andrew Piatt and Jemima Ford and died November 6, 1906. William was about 19 years old when his father died in Piatt County, Illinois (named so after James Andrew Piatt).

Soon after his father died, William married Clarinda Marquiss in Macon County, Illinois, on April 10, 1838. Their bond was for 'William H Piatt' and 'Clerinda Marquiss'. Clarinda was born in 1819 in Pickaway County, Ohio, to Abraham and Elizabeth Barnes Marquiss.

The known children of William and Clarinda were:

Many of William's relatives lived in various neighboring households on the 1850 census of Monticello (or West Side of Sangamon River), Piatt County, Illinois:

They were enumerated #2063/2110) 2 names on each side of them are Wislon (Ohio) and Hubbart (Ohio). Many of William's relatives lived in various neighboring households including his father's widow, Mahala; his sister, Anna A Piatt Strickler, with their sibling, Jacob Piatt; his brother, John Piatt; and his brother, James A Piatt.

I have a rough census entry for William on the 1860 census of Piatt County, Illinois:

I do not have William on the 1870 census.

On the 1880 census William and family appeared as follows in Goose Creek, Piatt County, Illinois:

From; page 250A.


Updated Mar 2008

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