My ggrandmother was Mattie E Pyland. She married my ggrandfather John A Bobbitt in 1875. Mattie was born in 1856 or 1857 and was the daughter of William Pyland and Melissa Crockett. The Pylands and the Bobbitts moved from Gibson County, Tn to Dallas County, Tx sometime between 1875 and 1880. They are listed in the Census of 1880 for Dallas County, Texas. I guess William Pyland had died before the Census was taken. The Bobbitt family moved to Marion County, Texas soon after the 1880 Census was taken, and my grandfather- William White Bobbitt-was born in Marion County in 1881. My father was Rodney Dale Bobbitt.....I think he was born in either Linden or Lassater, Texas in 1915. As a child my family visited Linden, Texas in the 1950's...I think about 1956-57 and I remember visiting the Pyland Cemetery.....where my grandmother, Jimmie Bell Simmons(Heneghan on the grave marker as she must have remarried after my grandfather mysteriously disaappeared for several years.....I have no idea where), is buried.
If you can fill in some of the history of the Pyland family in Tennessee and Texas, I would appreciate learning more as my dad was not very talkative on the subject.