"The Thigpen Tribe" states that Dr. Wyatt was an officer in the Confederate
medical corps during the Civil War. He is not listed in the 1860
Census of Turnerville, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, which may indicate
that he had already left for the battlefields.
1860 Census, p. 145, Post Office: Turnerville, 20 Sep 1860
947/952 Rebecca Wyatt, 37, female, Farmer,
Real Estate $7,000 Personal Property $2,000
Born Mississippi, can't read/write
T. C. Wyatt, 15, male, day laborer, b. Miss.
S. A. Wyatt, 13, female, b. Miss. Attended school.
R. N. Wyatt, 6, female, b. Miss. Attended school.
J. E. Wyatt, 11, male, b. Miss. Attended school.
M. W. Wyatt, 4, female, b. Miss.
L. J. Wyatt, 2, female, b. Miss.
T. J. Mitchell, 22, male, farmer, $150 personal property, b. Georgia, can't read/write.
(Was T. J. Mitchell perhaps a laborer hired to help out while Dr. Tom
was gone to war?)
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