Julia, This is what I found at the CP Church Archives web site, copied, and am pasting here for you: Pylant Family Information John Pylant [son of Robert Pylant and Caroline Bell] born: 1772 - Edgecombe County, North Carolina died: 18 June 1854 - Coosa County, Alabama buried: Old Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery - Hanover, Coosa County, Alabama 1st marriage: c1795 - North Carolina 1st wife: Zilphy Jones [daughter of ? Jones and ? ?] born: c1774 died: before 1818 - North Carolina
From this it looks like John is NOT listed as the husband of Caroline Bell but instead is listed as the son of Robert Pylant/Pyland and Caroline Bell.
Here is also an excerpt from Margaret "Peggy" Pylant's widow's pension application for her husband Pinkney Pylant's service in the War of 1812 and their marriage bond from Cumberland Co., NC:
Pinkney Pylant's widow's pension application # 30066 for his service in the War of 1812 State of Tennessee County of Lincoln On this second day of August A.D. eighteen hundred and seventy-eight personally appeared before me, Paul D. Boyce, Clerk of the County Court, a Court of Record in and for the County and State aforesaid, Margaret (Peggy) Pylant aged seventy-seven years, a resident of Norris Creek, County of Lincoln, State of Tennessee, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Pinkney Pylant who served the full period of fourteen days in the (1) military service of the United States in the War of 1812, and who was the identical Pinkney Pylant who (2) enlisted in Captain John Green's Company, North Carolina Militia at Raleigh, North Carolina in 1814, and was honorably discharged at Norfolk, Virginia in 1815; that (3) he served in said Company as a Private the last five or six months of the war. The precise date of enlistment and discharge not remembered, nor can the applicant designate the Regiment, Brigade & Division of the Army; that she married under the name of Peggy Gilbert to said Pinkney Pylant on the twelvth day of September A.D. 1820 by John Burch, a Justice of the Peace of Cumberland Co., N.C. in said Co., there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that her said husband died at Norris Creek, Lincoln Co., Tenn. on the twenty-first day of September 1861 and that she has not remarried since his death; that she is not in receipt of a pension under any previous act; that she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension rolls of the United States, under the provision of the act approved March 9, 1878, and hereby constitues and appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Holman & Holman, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, her true and lawful attorneys to prosecute her claim, and obtain the pension certificate that may be issued; that her post-office is at Norris Creek, County of Lincoln, State of Tennessee; that her domicile or place of abode is Norris Creek, Lincoln County, Tennessee. Peggy Pylant, applicant Attest: Isham Sorrells Jas. F. Renfrow Rejected Feb. 21st, 1879 on the ground that there is no record evidence of the service of the organization in which individual service is alleged in the War of 1812.
Cumberland Co., NC Marriage Records 1803-1878, by Frances T. Ingmire, 1984 Page 00034 Pinkney Pylant (groom) Peggy Gilbert (bride) October 11, 1820 (date)