William H (or M) Pyeatt was born on September 18, 1839, to Finis Ewing and Elizabeth Maxwell Pyeatt. He died December 18, 1922. William married on November 25, 1868 in Washington County, Arkansas (book C pg 423) Elizabeth W Barrington who was born June 14 (or 19), 1852 in Arkansas.
William served along with his brother, Jacob Preston Pyeatt in the Civil War (as an Ord Sgt) in Company E (Stirman's) 1st Cavalry Battalion. His brother was a Sgt Major.
The children of William and Elizabeth:
Mary Kate Pyeatt b: 26 Sep 1869 AR (probably Washington Co) m: ? Jaggers
Maude Elizabeth Pyeatt b: 12 Sep 1872 AR (probably Washington Co) d: 16 Oct 1875
William Emil Pyeatt (one researcher has 'Barrington' for middle name) b: 26 Sep 1876 AR (probably Washington Co) m: c1899 (probably Washington Co, AR) Stella Rickert b: ?Nov 15 1880 AR (d/o ? and Janie ? Rickert)
Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Pyeatt b: 15 Feb 1879 d: Sep 1905 m: aft 1900 (probably Washington Co, AR) Douglas Dowdy
John Maxwell Pyeatt b: 10 Mar 1881 AR (probably Washington Co) m: aft 1910 Fannie Montgomery
James Herbert Pyeatt b: 9 Apr 1886 AR (probably Washington Co) m: 11 Jan 1911 Nora Neal b: 25 Sep 1885
William Thomas Pyeatt b: 13 Jan 1913 d: 25 Feb 1923
Margaret Ann Pyeatt b: 14 Nov 1914
Frank Charley Pyeatt b: 21 Apr 1888 AR (probably Washington Co) d: 1 Dec 1977 m: aft 1910 Callie Shumate b: 29 Aug 1895
Henry Lee Pyeatt b: 14 Aug 1890 AR (probably Washington Co) d: 31 Oct 1941 m: 1916 Polly Minervia Jones b: 23 Dec 1894 Clay Center, KS d: 4 May 1990 (both in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Prairie Grove, AR)
William and family were enumerated on the 1870 census at Marrs Hill, Washington County, Arkansas as follows:
Pyatt, W H age 30 born AR / wm / Farmer / $0/$600
Pyatt, E age 17 born AR / wf / KH (keeping house)
Pyatt, Kate age 8/12 born Sep AR / wf
This family was enumerated #66/67 pg 157B Ray's Mill. Neighbors were ? Hinds, D W Woodruff, W E Zellner, T J Smith, A Borden, Irvin Laney, P B Tucker. Also in Marrs Township were J C Pyatt and F E Pyatt on page 153B.
William and family appear as follows on the 1880 census at Marrs Hill, Washington County, Arkansas:
Pyeatte, William H age 40 born AR / MWM / farmer / father/mother born AR
Pyeatte, Elizabeth W (wife) age 27 born AR / MWF / keeping house / father/mother born TN
Pyeatte, Mary Kate (daughter) age 10 born AR / SWF / father/mother born AR
Pyeatte, Benjamin E (son) age 8 born AR / SWM / father/mother born AR
Pyeatte, William E (son) age 3 born AR / SWM / father/mother born AR
Pyeatte, Sarah E (daughter) age 1 born AR / SWF / father/mother born AR
This family was enumerated #176/176 Marrs Hill pg 505 12th June 1880. Near neighbors were John James and James W Goss. William's brother, Jacob P Pyeatte, was two houses away and his brother, John C Pyeatte, and family and their mother was at #95.
On the 1900 census of Marrs Hill Township, Washington County, Arkansas, William's family had grown and appeared as:
Pyeatt, William ?H born Sept 18 1839 AR age 60 / married 31 yrs / farmer / father/mother born AR
Pyeatt, Elizabeth (wife) born Jun 14 (or 19) 1852 AR age 47 / married 31 yrs / 8 children/7 living / father/mother born TN
Pyeatt, Mary C (daughter) born Sept 24 (or 26) 1869 AR age 30 / single / house ?keeper / father/mother born AR (same on all children)
Pyeatt, Sallie E (daughter) Feb 15 1879 AR age 21 / single
Pyeatt, John M (son) born May 10 1881 AR age 19 / single / farm labor
Pyeatt, Hugh ?B (son) born Sept 28 1883 AR age 16 (17 crossed out) / single / farm labor
Pyeatt, James ?H (son) Aprl 9 1886 AR age 14 / single / farm labor
Pyeatt, Frank C (son) born Aprl 21 1888 AR age 12 / single / farm labor
Pyeatt, Henry ?L (son) born Aug 19 1891 AR age 8 / single
This family was enumerated #123 pg 180B image 14/20 ED 109. Living next door at #124 was William's brother, Jacob P Pyeatt. Note here that Elizabeth (or whomever answered these questions) claimed eight children and seven still living (Maude had died at the age of 3). Later, Elizabeth will answer that she bore ten children. In looking at their various census entries, I believe the number ten to be accurate. I believe the number eight was the seven children still living at home plus the one deceased.
By the 1910 census of Marrs Hill Township, Washington County, Arkansas, they appeared as follows:
Pyeatt, William H age 68 born AR / wm / married1 30 yrs / farmer - general farm / father born TN/mother born AR
Pyeatt, Elizabeth (wife) age 49 born AR / wf / married1 30 yrs / 10 children/8 living / father/mother born AR (same for rest of family)
Pyeatt, John (son) age 25 born AR / wm / single / farm laborer - home farm
Pyeatt, Jamie (son) age 23 born AR / wm / single / farm laborer - home farm
Pyeatt, Frank (son) age 22 born AR / wm / single / farm laborer - home farm
Pyeatt, Lee (son) age 19 born AR / wm / single / farm laborer - home farm
This family was enumerated #137/141 pg 153A ED 139 image 17/22. William's brother, Jacob P Pyeatt, lived at #139. Other neighbors were Adain Rhine, Frank Smith, Jiff Parks, Ray Rawlings, Isaac Rhine, William D Wells, James Cavett, Robert Kendrick, and James Stubbs. Also in Marrs Hill Township was their son, Ben E Pyeatt, at #97 and Jacob's nephew, Robert E Pyeatt, at #139. Their son, Hugh B Pyeatt, was in Center Township. I studied this entry for a long while and it definately says '30' years of marriage. That is not possible as their answer 10 years earlier was '31' years and we know that they were married by the 1880 census. Therefore this answer must be in error.
"In Re The Pyeatt or Piatt Family" 1927 Kenneth Randoph Pyeatt, Memphis, TN