Here is what I have on the Henry Co., GA Wyatts and links to our Arkansas family.
Will of John Wyatt of Henry Co., GA proved July, 1831 on page 156 of Wills and Bonds, 1823-1835 Henry Co., GA.
"Be it remembered that I, John Wyatt, of the state of Georgia and County of Henry being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, Blessed be the Almighty God for same, do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and for in following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife May (Mary?) the use of all my property during her life and a negro boy named Dick, and a negro girl named Rose I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Wyatt, in the following manner those two negroes above named shall be valued by two or more proper persons and the said Samuel Wyatt shall pay over to the other legatees what they may be valued at except his own equal part and all the rest of my property to be equally divided among my lawful heirs.I hereby appoint John P. Wyatt my sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills be made . . . . . . this 14th day of March, 1831."
Signed by John Wyatt
The administration of the estate is recorded down to 1857 when the last heir reached the age of twnety-one.The record of administration indicated the following legatees:
2.John P. Wyatt
3.Sara Wyatt, widow of John Wyatt who was still living in 1837.(There is a descrepancy here since the name in the will appears to be either May or Mary.This is the recorded will not the original).
4.Samuel Lindsey for his wife Sarah, daughter of John Wyatt, deceased.
5.William M.W. Rivers for his wife, Mary Wyatt, daughter of John Wyatt, decd.Mary Wyatt died in 1837.Hence the legacy may have passed to her children listed below as "orphans of John Wyatt, deceased."
6."Orphans of John Wyatt, deceased, viz.Frances M., Wyatt, George W. Wyatt, Sara, Louisa, William."
7.Samuel Wyatt, minor orphan of John Wyatt until 1857 when he became of age.At least guardianship was dissolved at that time.Guardianship for Frances M. dissolved in 1855, for George W. in 1853, and for Sara, Louisa, and William, 1854?.
On census records for Henry County, 1830, are four family heads of the Wyatt name.They are as follows:
1.John Wyatt, authro of the above will, 80-90 years old, his wife listed 70-80 years old.Three slaves.
2.Samuel Wyatt, son of John Wyatt above.Age 40-50.His wife is listed between 30-40.One boy under 5, 1 between 5-10, one between 10-15, one between 15-20.One girl under 5, three 5-10, two between 10-15.Six slaves.
3.John P. Wyatt, 20-30; wife, 20-30; one girl under 5.Two slaves.
4.Elizabeth Wyatt, evidently widow of William Wyatt, deceased, age 40-50; one boy under 5; one 5-10; one 10-20; one over 20.One girl between 10-15.One slave.
John P. Wyatt, in May, 1827, went on bond with William H. Wyatt for the latter's administration of the estate of "William Wyatt, deceased, late of Henry County."
In May, 1828, John P. Wyatt became guardian of Jesse J. Wyatt, deaf and mute son of William Wyatt, deceased.On May 20, 1828, John P. Wyatt married Matilda Maybe/Mabee/Mayba in Henry County.
In May 1832, John P. Wyatt is listed as executor of the estate of John Wyatt, deceased.In Nov. 1836, Joh P. Wyatt and Allen Cleveland are joint administrators of the estate of John Wyatt, deceased.In 1838 John P. Wyatt became the guardian of Samuel Wyatt, minor heir (probably an orphaned grandson) of John Wyatt.
Samuel Wyatt - The census of 1830 for Henry County lists Samuel Wyatt as between 40 and 50 years of age.His wife is between 30-40.There were four boys and six girls in the family.One boy ws between 15 and 20 (probably Zachariah), one between 10-15, one between 5-10, and one under 5.Of the girls one was under 5, three between 5-10, and two between 10 and 15.Six slaves appeared in the family listing.
In 1827, Samuel Wyatt bought 202 1/2 acres in Henry County (lot 77, dist. 7)In May 1828, he went on bond with John P. Wyatt for the latter's guardianship of Jessie J. Wyatt, mute and deaf son of William Wyatt, deceased.In 1835 Samuel Wyatt was appointed guardian for Jesse J. Wyatt, "deaf and mute orphan of William Wyatt, deceased."In 1834 Samuel Wyatt went on bond with William H. Wyatt for the latter's guardianship of the orhans of William Wyatt, deceased.
William Wyatt - William Wyatt appears to have been an older son of John Wyatt (ca. 1745-1831).William died in Henry County around 1827.He seems to have been a brother of Samuel and John P. above.On May 27, 1827, William H. and John P. gave bond for William H. Wyatt's administratoin of the estate of William Wyatt, deceased, late of Henry County.On May 6, 1828 Samuel and John P. gave bond for John P.'s administration of guardianship of Jesse J. Wyatt, deaf and mute son of William Wyatt, deceased. On Nov. 2, 1829, William H. became guardian of orphans of William Wyatt, deceased with John P. and Samuel on bond.These children were listed as Jesse, Samuel A., James B., Mahaney (is this possibly Bethenia/Betheney?), Ezekiel M., and Wesley C.
The widow of William Wyatt appears to have been Elizabeth, since she is listed in the 1830 census as Elizabeth Wyatt and her age being between 40 and 50.She had one boy under 5, one between 5-10, one between 15-20, and one between 20-30.There was one girl between 10-15, and one slaveand one far laborer (white).
Living in Henry Co., GA in 1860 census was Samuel Wyatt, age 40, probably the son of William Wyatt who died around 1827, his wife Sara, age 30, John, 15, George, 14, William B., 11, Austin, 1, Jefferson 6 months, and nancy five.
Also living in Henry County in 1860 was William Wyatt, age 25, probably son of the unnamed heir of John Wyatt who died in 1831, his wife Maria, 23, John, 3, and ida, 2.In the Records of Henry County is the marriage of John H. Wyatt and Elizabeth Bledsoe, March 29, 1831.
All this information was compiled by Leonardo Andrea of Columbia, SC in the 1950's.
Let me add that I found Travy Bledsoe in Dallas Co., Ark. who was a brother of Elizabeth Bledsoe who married John H. Wyatt, son of Samuel Wyatt of Henry Co.,GA and Dallas Co., Ark.Travy Bledsoe was administrator of the selling land belonging to Ezekiel Hillman in 1858 in Dallas Co., Ark.In the document, nearly unreadable, he defends selling to the highest bidder, John Brumley, husband of Bethenia Wyatt and my 3rd great grandfather, a portion of this land.There are other deeds involving John H. Wyatt and Elizabeth Bledsoe Wyatt, and Samuel and Mary Wyatt.According to information I got, Samuel's second wife was Mary Bledsoe Torrance (widowed, and last name incorrectly spelled in records as Laurence).They married in Arkansas and Mary was a sister to Elizabeth Bledsoe Wyatt and Travy G. Bledsoe.The Bledsoes moved to Arkansas from Henry and Heard Co., GA with the Wyatts.
Also, I found a deed in Dallas Co. Land Deeds Book B that John Hasty of Dallas Co., Ark. bought land from Matilda Ann Wyatt, also of Dallas Co., Ark. Dated for 16 Dec. 1851 and mentions Matilda Ann Wyatt and "heirs".John Brumley (my gr-gr-gr grandfather) is a witness at the bottom of the deed.Is this Matilda the wife of John P. Wyatt of Henry Co., GA?I haven't seen her name in any household of the Dallas Co., Ark. census for 1850 and haven't looked at 1860 yet.If anyone knows, this would be great to have.Could she be the mother of my Bethenia and other Wyatt children, or did she help her husband raise these children when he was guardian with Samuel Wyatt?Lots of things to sort out here.I hope this information helps.Let me know.