Paternal Line of Robin Bellamy - pyan239 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Piatt/Pyatt/Peyatte of all spellings

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John C Ward , Sr.

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John bought a 148 acre tract of land in Nicholas County, (W)Va. October 5, 1840. He and Mary lived their lives there.

Story of John C. Ward:
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cutli p00&id=I8626

1860 WARD JOHN Nicholas County WV 961 Nicholas P.O. Federal Population Schedule WV 1860 Federal Census Index WV45187706
1870 WARD JOHN Nicholas County WV 187 Muddlety Township Federal Population Schedule WV 1870 Federal Census Index WV56999350

John C. Ward was probably born about 1800. He married Mary E. Peatt. Mary was born in VA about 1807. John bought a 148 acre tract of land in Nicholas County VA (WV) October 5, 1840. He and Mary lived out their live There.

Bibliography:
Hytovick, Vivian, "Descendants of Joseph Bragg."
Karabogias, Pauline and Don Norman. "Descendants of William Wilson."
"Nicholas County WV History 1985." pp 224, 329

By the act of the General Assembly of Virginia on January 29, 1818, Nicholas County was formed mostly from Kanawha County but it also included area of Greenbrier and Randolph County. By this act the boundaries for the county were so erratically defined that by the Act of General Assembly of Virginia on January 29, 1820 the boundaries were changed.

The Description of the Boundaries established by the Act of General Assembly on January 20, 1820.

"Beginning at the mouth of Gauley River on the east bank thereof; thence up said river and binding thereon one mile and a holf' thence to the mouth of Black Camp Fork on Bell Creek; thence to the mouth of Otter creek; thence up the west side of Otter Creek to the dividing ridge between Little Kanawha and Elk Rivers; thence with said ridge to a point where a due south course from the upper end of a tract of land now claimed by John Mollohan including Hacker's Lick, will strike said line; thence with ther reverse of said course to the upper end of said tract; thence to Miller's old improvement on Elk River; thence to Spice Bottom on William's River; thence to the Forks of Cranberry; thence to the Sixteen Mile Tree on the Wilderness Road; thence crossing the State Road on Dogwood Ridge, so as to include the inhabitants between said ridge and Gauley Mountain, to New River; thence down the same to the beginning, instead of the boundaries heretofore prescribed for said county."

Additional Notes from Kathy Miketa added Nov 2001: John C. Ward Sr. born in England, possibly Liverpool, circa 1790-1800, his parents being unknown. His father and possibly other members of the family had a skirting business between Liverpool and various ports. He, together with one or more brothers, set sail in a home-made vessel for America. Before reaching their destination their boat was demolished by the large waves and wind near an island. Here they remained for several months before being picked up By a seagoing ship which took them back to England. Determined to come to America, John and one of his brothers embarked on a ship circa 1824 headed for Virginia. The ship did not reach its destination and supposedly sank off the Virginia coast. The two brothers were then taken to New York where they ultimately separated and never heard from each other again. John C. Ward eventually settled along the James River near Surry County, Virginia, and raised Cotton. This venture did not prove profitable so he moved on to Greenbrier County, Virginia, and thence on to Nicholas County, Virginia, both counties now being in West Virginia.

Somewhere along the way John C. Ward met and married Mary Elizabeth Peatt, who was born in Virginia, circa 1807. To this union were born eleven children, namely George P., William Henry, Mary Ann, Oliver Weights, John C. Jr., Nancy Agnes, Alcinda Rachel, Elizabeth Jane, James, Diadena and Louisa Ellen.
On October 5, 1840 John C. Ward Sr. bought a tract of land at Craigsville, Nicholas County containing 148 acres upon which he built a two-story frame house. It was here that he lived and reared his eleven children to adulthood. By occupation he was a farmer. He died circa 1865. - - Eileen M. Nelson.

Could have been born 1790/1800 Could have died Abt 1865

Eula Conley records:

No record of John Ward owning property in Greenbrier County, W.Va. or filing declaration of intention to become a naturalized citizen.

Marriages: Wm Peatt married Mary Smith Nov. 17, 1814 in Augusta County, Va. They were married by Rev. Wm. King. This was taken from, page 4, in a book on Augusta County Marriages 1813 - 1850 at a Genealogical Forum Meeting at Public Library 3 - 27 - 73. Published by Col. Thos. Hughart DAR, Augusta County, Va. McClure Press, Verona, Va.

Page 29 of above book. Isabell Peatt married John McWilliams Aug. 3,1826 by Rev. John Hendrern. Wm Peatt & Isaball Peatt could have been brother and sister. Wm. Peatt a had son named Marshall who died in 1912 at age 93. He was a doctor. It is my belief that Wm. Peatt was a brother to Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) Peyatt.

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Mary Elizabeth Jane (Piatt)

Peatts live in Pocahontas and Augusta Co. VA

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Received in e-mail August 31, 2000:

From: Charles Piatt <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Ward/Peatt/WV
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 21:47:16 -0400

Hi Charlene,

I hope you are not in West Virginia. I belong to a group of people who have
met for a week to do Piatt research for the past 16 years and this last June
we met in Elkins WV to work on the WV Piatts. One of our people is a
descendant of a suspected half-brother of the woman who married John C Ward
and she found lots and lots of material on the Peatts on down to present day.
She even found that the folks at Craigsville WV have a reunion every year.
She plans to attend.

We feel that most Piatt lines (spelling doesn't matter) go back to a Rene
Piatt who was in New Jersey by 1688. But there are gaps in the proof.
Several Piatts showed up west of the Alleghenies in WV and OH after the
Revolutionary War and we are having trouble finding proof to make the links
back to descendants of Rene known to have been in NJ before the war.

One of these "brick walls" is WILLIAM PEATT who married MARY SMITH, maybe as
his second wife. Later census shows a large age difference between William
and Mary, hence the suspicion that she was his second wife. Census records
show a William Piatt/etc in Hampshire Co (W)VA in 1810; in Augusta Co VA in
1820; in Nicholas Co (W)VA in 1830 and in 1840.

Mary SMITH was the daughter of MARTIN SMITH according to her marriage record
of 17 Nov 1814 in Augusta Co VA.

In the 1880 census Elijah Peat, who we think was a son of William Peatt,
above, said his father was born in NJ. However, another suspected son,
Marshall, said his father was born in VA.

We think that William and Mary Smith Peatt's family included James, a
daughter, Elijah H, Marshall, a daughter(?), William, Andrew Jackson, Dianah,
George, Alexander, and John S. This would be William's second family most
likely.

The 1810 census of Hampshire Co VA may list William with his first wife and 5
children including a Benjamin Franklin Piatt who later went to IN and Mary
Elizabeth Peatt who married John C Ward. A granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin
Piatt wrote of her family saying:

"I do not know the year Grandpa Piatt [Benjamin Franklin Piatt] came out from
Virginia to Ind. with only his clothes and an ax. He left home at 16 years
because of stepmother [Mary Smith Peatt?] He had a younger brother and an
older sister that married a well to do Englishman and was disowned."

>From THE WEST VIRGINIA HERITAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA, edited by Jim Comstock,
Richwood
WV (1976) Vol 22, page 4848-4851 is this:

"JOHN C WARD, SR, an early settler of what became Nicholas County, was born in
England. He came to America in the early 1820's accompanied by two brothers,
who names are unknown. He first resided in Augusta County, Virginia, the
moved to Greenbrier County, and finally in 1840 purchased a tract of land near
Craigsville. The property was deeded to his son, John C Jr in 1863. It
consisted of 148 acres. The older Ward married MARY ELIZABETH PEYATT, PEATT,
PYATT or PIATT of Virginia around 1826, whose parents came from New Jersey.
They had 11 children. Ward died between 1863 and 1860; his wife in 1885." [I
wonder if that 1863 should be 1853. 1863 is what is copied in the Piatt
Family Newsletter.]

That's where we stand on this Piatt line at the moment, that we suspect that
William Peatt who married Mary Smith was from New Jersey and had two families.
We think that when Benjamin Franklin Piatt left home "because of his
stepmother" that he went to Indiana to be with his Piatt uncles and cousins.
If Mary Elizabeth Peatt was indeed disowned because she married an Englishman
it may have been a reflection of the dislike of things English. We had just
fought two wars against the English.

I have a little more on Ward, but only 6 of the 11 children that Mary
Elizabeth Peatt Ward was supposed to have had.

Let me know what you think.

Laverne Ingram Piatt
Ontario, OH

Name is Eliza in 1870 census, living with son, Oliver.


George W Cutlip

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George Cutlip
100 Acres
Nicholas County
Deliv'd to Mr.
Dickenson 10th
Decr. 1835
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Littn. W. Tazewell Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall come, GREETING: KNOW YE, That in conformity with a Survey, made on the 29th day of October [183-?] by virtue of an Exchanged Warrant No. 2590, & 2 land Office treasury warrants Nos. [10735?] & 7687 there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto George Cutlip
A certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing one hundred acres situate in Nicholas County on the North side of Elk river & the right fork of little Otter Creek a North branch of same, & bounded as follows, Beginning at a white oak & beech corner to his own land & leaving N85E 38 poles to a beech hickory & poplar S52E 62 poles to a beech S81E 57 poles to a chesnut oak N43E 63 poles to a beech & poplar N60W 220 poles to a white oak & two beeches S25 W 124 poles to a beech corner to his own land & with his line S54E 60½ poles to the beginning with its appurtenances
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Tract or Parcel of Land, with its appurtenances, to the said George Cutlip and his heirs forever.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said Littn. W. Tazewell Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his Hand and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed, at Richmond, on the 25th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five and of the Commonwealth the 60th ~
Littn. W. Tazewell

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George Cutlip
100 Acres
Nicholas County
Deliv'd to Mr.
Dickenson 10th
Decr. 1835
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Littn. W. Tazewell Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall come, GREETING: KNOW YE, That in conformity with a Survey, made on the 29th day of October [183-?] by virtue of an Exchanged Warrant No. 2590, & 2 land Office treasury warrants Nos. [10735?] & 7687 there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto George Cutlip
A certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing one hundred acres situate in Nicholas County on the North side of Elk river & the right fork of little Otter Creek a North branch of same, & bounded as follows, Beginning at a white oak & beech corner to his own land & leaving N85E 38 poles to a beech hickory & poplar S52E 62 poles to a beech S81E 57 poles to a chesnut oak N43E 63 poles to a beech & poplar N60W 220 poles to a white oak & two beeches S25 W 124 poles to a beech corner to his own land & with his line S54E 60½ poles to the beginning with its appurtenances
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Tract or Parcel of Land, with its appurtenances, to the said George Cutlip and his heirs forever.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said Littn. W. Tazewell Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his Hand and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed, at Richmond, on the 25th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five and of the Commonwealth the 60th ~
Littn. W. Tazewell

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Lucinda Jane Fowler

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CENSUS:
1850: Nicholas Co., (W)VA
Cutlip, George, 46 (Farmer)
Jane, 30 [really 40]
John, 16
Sarah, 13
Hannah, 11
Margaret, 9
Lucinda, 7
Caroline, 3
George, 11
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1880: F031, Greenbrier Co., WV
Cutlip, Geo W. 72 (Farmer) WV-WV-WV
Lucinda J. 61 (Keeping House) WV-WV-WV

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CENSUS:
1850: Nicholas Co., (W)VA
Cutlip, George, 46 (Farmer)
Jane, 30 [really 40]
John, 16
Sarah, 13
Hannah, 11
Margaret, 9
Lucinda, 7
Caroline, 3
George, 11
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1880: F031, Greenbrier Co., WV
Cutlip, Geo W. 72 (Farmer) WV-WV-WV
Lucinda J. 61 (Keeping House) WV-WV-WV

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CENSUS:
1850: Nicholas Co., (W)VA
Cutlip, George, 46 (Farmer)
Jane, 30 [really 40]
John, 16
Sarah, 13
Hannah, 11
Margaret, 9
Lucinda, 7
Caroline, 3
George, 11
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1880: F031, Greenbrier Co., WV
Cutlip, Geo W. 72 (Farmer) WV-WV-WV
Lucinda J. 61 (Keeping House) WV-WV-WV

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