William and Mary Gay Piatt
William Piatt was born 1821 Colerain Twp, Hamilton Co, Ohio, to Jacob and Jane Thompson Piatt and died March 25, 1896 Louse Creek (near Grants Pass), Josephine Co, Oregon. He married in Fountain County, Indiana, March 24, 1840, Mary Gay who was born c1817 in Ohio (or Virginia) and who died September 4, 1882, Grants Pass, Josephine Co, Oregon. Both are buried in the Old
Pioneer or Croxton Cemetery in Josephine County, OR.
The known children of William and Mary were:
- James M Piatt b: 18 Jan 1841 IN (or IL) d: Feb 1900 m: Mary E ?
- Robert Thorp (or L) Piatt b: 4 Mar 1842 Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co, IN (or IL) m: 5 Feb 1867 Hannah Anna Taylor
- William Piatt b: c1844 Knox Co, IL
- Jacob Piatt b: 9 Aug 1846 (or 1849) Knox Co, IL m: Matilda ?
- Emma Piatt (twin) b: 4 Nov 1879 Henry Co, IL m&d: ? Simmons
- Charles Simmons b: c1875 KS
- Amanda Piatt (twin) b: 4 Nov 1879 Henry Co, IL
- Allen Piatt b: 27 Nov 1852 (or 1853) Henry Co, IL m: Mary E [Henreden?]
- Jane Piatt b: 1 Dec 1855 Henry Co, IL (widowed by 1880)
- Elvira Piatt (twin) b: 1 Dec 1859 Henry Co, IL
- Elmira "Nellie" Piatt (twin) b: 1 Dec 1859 Henry Co, IL
What a great birthday present for Jane on her 4th birthday - twin sisters!What are the odds do you think?
William and family appeared as follows on the 1880 census of Rock Point Precinct, Jackson County, Oregon:
- Piatt, William age 59 born OH / farmer / father born France/mother born PA
- Piatt, Mary (wife) age 63 born OH / mother/father born VA
- Simmons, Emma (daughter) age 30 born IL / divorced / father/mother born OH
- Piatt, Jane (daughter) age 25 born IL / widow / father/mother born OH
- Piatt, Vira (daughter) age 20 born IL / father/mother born OH
- Piatt, Nellis (daughter) age 20 born IL / father/mother born OH
- Simmons, Charles (grandson) age 5 born KS / father born (blank)/mother born IL
- Piatt, Mary (granddaughter) age 5 born KS / father/mother born IL (page 80C)
Note that William gives his father's birthplace as France.
Updated Feb 2003
- Piatt Family Newsletter Volume 7
- 1880 Jackson Co, OR, census
- Indiana Marriage records
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