Descendants of (Thomas C.?) Wiatt
 

Generation No. 1

1.  (THOMAS C.?)1 WIATT  He married __________ CHISWELL?.

In the 1850 census for Jasper County, Mississippi, we find a Thomas C. WYATT living near our Thomas P. WYATT.  Since our Thomas P. WYATT named his son Thomas "C"., it is highly likely that this gentleman is our Thomas P.'s father.  We know from the Mississippi Census that Thomas P. was born in Virginia about 1810; therefore, his father or grandfather must have still been living in Virginia at least until 1810.  Upon checking the Virginia Censuses for the time period immediately prior to 1810, I have found only one Thomas WYATT, and he is listed as a Head of Household on the 1785 Census of Halifax County, Virginia, with a family consisting of four persons.  Going a step further, in a bibliography of family histories having to do with various WYATT lines, I found the following:

                The Wyatt Family Records, by Lucile Rebecca (Douglass) Wyatt.
                The descendants of E. J. Wyatt, of Pittsylvania County, Va., and his lineal descendants from John
                Wyatt, early pioneer of Halifax Co., who is presumably the descendant of Adam Wyatt through the
                Rev. Haute (Hawte) Wyatt, who emigrated from England to Va. in 1621.

I thought it interesting that our ancestor John E. WYATT has the middle initial of the emigrant ancestor, E. J. WYATT, especially because I have not yet found any other men from the older generations who bore a name beginning with "E."  Needless to say, finding a copy of this book is high on my list of priorities!

The maternal name of CHISWELL is strictly a guess.  Because at a number of descendants are given the name “CHISWELL" as their middle name, it is conceivable that this was a surname from a female ancestor.  Significantly, in 1870 there was a man by the name of CHISWELL WYATT living in Campbell County, Virginia, our WIATT's home state.

The name may, however, simply have been given in admiration of Col. John CHISWELL, an early and influential settler of Virginia.  The name CHISWELL is well known and highly respected in Virginia.  The family is listed among the first settlers of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, along with such illustrious Virginia families as the MERRIWETHERs and the LEWISes.  Col. John CHISWELL of England discovered the lead mining potential in Wythe County, Virginia in the 1750's and arranged for Welsh and English funding of a mining venture.  The family eventually spread into Tennessee, West Virginia, and other Southern states, but has remained seated primarily in Maryland and Virginia.  It will be interesting to discover what our connection to the CHISWELL family actually is!

Child of  (THOMAS C.?) WIATT and __________ CHISWELL? is:
2. i. THOMAS P.2 WYATT, M.D., b. 1810, Virginia.


 Generation No. 2

2.  THOMAS P. WYATT, M.D. (THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born 1810 in Virginia.  He married REBECCA
     SNELL 1844 in Jasper County, Mississippi.  She was born 1828 in Mississippi.

The book, The Thigpen Tribe, which recounts the history of the THIGPEN family, states that Thomas WYATT was an officer in the Confederate medical corps during the Civil War.  He is not listed with the rest of his family in the 1860 Census of Turnerville, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, which may indicate that he had already left for the battlefields.  T.C., the oldest son, would leave for battle within a year of the census and would be blinded in both eyes at the Battle of Chickamauga.

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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?)

Notes for REBECCA SNELL:
Rebecca was probably part of the SNELL family that immigrated into Mississippi from the German settlement in Orangeburgh, South Carolina.  Some of them appear to have come to Jasper County, Mississippi, while others went to Pike County.  A number of the extended family moved on into Sabine County, Louisiana where we find them in the 1870’s.

A SNELL family next door to the WYATTs in 1860 is listed below.  The head of the family, J. M. Snell (James Morris Snell), is of the right age to have been Rebecca's brother:

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p. 145, Post Office: Turnerville, 20 Sep 1860
948/953    J. M. Snell, 39, male, farmer,
$1,200 Real Estate, $1,000 Personal Property
b. Miss.

Mary Snell, 23, female, domestic house wife, b. Georgia, can't read/write

Susan Snell, 7, female, b. Miss.  Attended school.

Mary Snell, 5, female, b. Miss.  Attended school.

Sarah Snell, 2, female, b. Miss.

Susan Raborn, 60, female, domestic house wife, b. Tennessee, can't read/write

(Susan may have been Mary's mother, but if so, she must have remarried, for Mary's maiden name was DOWNES.  The other possibility is that Susan was James's mother and therefore probably the mother of our Rebecca, but this is difficult to reconcile with the data given in the various censuses.  The 1840 census shows a Susan SNELL as head of household for a family that included 2 male children and 3 female children.  Rebecca and James fit the age groups for these children.  This Susan was supposedly 50-60 years old when the 1840 Census was taken.  This seems a little old to be the mother of a 10-15 year old boy and a 5-10 yr-old daughter, but it is not impossible; however, it seems likely that the census taker may have intended to put his mark in the 40-50 slot.  If this IS the same Susan living with James in 1860, the census taker must indeed have made a mistake back in 1840.   Also, Susan would have to have remarried to have  taken the name RABORN.  However, in 1870, a Susan SNELL, b. 1797 in SC, aged 73 yrs, is living near the rest of the SNELL family in Sabine County, Louisiana; this lady appears to be the same Susan SNELL of the 1840 census.  Had she indeed remarried, it would be strange for her to drop her new married name of RABORN and go back to her old married name of SNELL.  We may well be speaking of two different Susans, possibly even three.  So for the moment, the mystery remains -- who is SUSAN RABORN?)

Children of THOMAS WYATT and REBECCA SNELL are:
3.   i. THOMAS C. (PROBABLY CHISWELL) "CHIZ"3 WYATT, b. 1845, Mississippi.
     ii. SARAH A. WYATT, b. 1847, Mississippi; m. DAVID ROGERS, 1869, Jasper County, Mississippi.
4. iii. JOHN E. WYATT, b. December 12, 1849, Mississippi; d. August 06, 1923, Mississippi.
    iv. REBECCA VIRGINIA WYATT8, b. January 1852, Miss; d. July 08, 1923, Unknown; m. JARRED COLUMBUS
        WINDHAM, 1868, Jasper County, Mississippi; b. December 14, 1838, Miss; d. 1913, Miss.
5.  v. MELISSA URSULA "LISSA" WYATT, b. November 1856, Mississippi; d. April 01, 1934, Lake Como, Jasper
         County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.
     vi. LUCY J. WYATT, b. September 15, 1857.


 Generation No. 3

3.  THOMAS C. (PROBABLY CHISWELL) "CHIZ"3 WYATT (THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born
     1845 in Mississippi.  He married (1) ELIZA E. ROGERS December 20, 1877 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
     She was born Abt. 1846 in Alabama.  He married (2) CATHERINE LEATHERWOOD December 20, 1892 in
     Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

T.C. Wyatt was in the 8th Reg. Inf. Co. E Tallohoma Hard Shells of Jasper Co.  Mustered into State Service at Paulding 29 July 1861.  He was a Pvt.

Benjamin Frank Cross gave the following testimony:

  Although T. C. (Chiz) Wyatt did not draw a Confederate Pension in Jasper
  County, he survived this record of service, returned home where he, for a
  time made and sold mattresses in Paulding as well as other points of the
  County.  He later owned and operated a large furniture store at Meridian in
  spite of his blindness.  It was at the Battle of Chickamauga he lost both
  his eyes, both being shot out by the enemy.  One of his comrades of Company
  E, T. J. Hare, with Benjamin Frank Cross of Company G. 8th Regt., went to
  him and led him from the Battlefield.

  Records of Jasper Co., MS W.P.A. Source Material
  Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards, 1995.

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The following notice appeared in the Ellisville (Jones Co., MS) newspaper, issue dated Saturday, April 7, 1894:

"T.C. Wyatt, Meridian furniture man, visited in town last Saturday."

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It is possible that Chiz married a second time on April 28, 1892, to Catherine Leatherwood, for a marriage is recorded in Lauderdale County on this date for a couple with the names "T.C. Wyatt and Catherine Leatherwood."

At this point we are aware of only one of Chiz's children, ANN, who was born in Mississippi in 1879.
 

4.  JOHN E. WIATT / WYATT 3 (THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born December 12, 1849 in Mississippi and died August 6, 1923 in Mississippi.   He is buried in the cemetery of the First Baptist Church in Old Williamsburg, Covington County, Mississippi.  He married MARGARET A. “MAGGIE” BRADLEY January 12, 1883 in Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, daughter of JAMES MARION BRADLEY, Jr. and NANCY CAROLINE BYNUM.  She was born February 28, 1857 in Perry County, Mississippi, and died December 2, 1944 in Mississippi.  Her family was among the earliest settlers of the Mississippi Territory.  Among Maggie’s ancestors was the Revolutionary War patriot, _________ WELCH.

My husband says he was told that the family name was originally WATT, but his mother does not recall this.  She does remember that the spelling of the name has changed.

The family legend is that the family was English and owned a shipping company that was quite successful.  It was the owner's intent to pass the business on to his son, but the son was completely unwilling to become a shipping magnate.  To escape his fate, he ran away from home (on a ship!).  The family was embarrassed, for the sons of gentlemen did not do such things in those days.  They threatened to disown the young man, and he defied them, even changing the spelling of his name to WIATT to show his total separation from the family.  We know that during J.E. WIATT's life span, the spelling was changed again to WYATT.  There are some problems with this legend, primarily that at this point we have not been able to confirm the existence of a shipping company owned by a WATT or WIATT family in England.  We have, however, learned that one of the descendants of the Rev. Haute WYATT (brother of Sir Francis WIATT, Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia), had a descendant (William WIATT) who returned to (Liverpool) England to become a shipping company owner and a Sea Captain.  Might this be our missing ancestor?  Might his descendant have returned to the Colonies where he would assuredly have had friends?

I believe that the family name was originally WIATT, and that the spelling change was from WIATT to WYATT.  It is very possible that the family is actually descended from Sir Francis WIATT's brother, the Rev. Haute WYATT.  All of the men's names in our WYATT branch are historically and regularly used by the descendants of these men, and many of the aristocratic WIATTs lived in the same areas as our branch of WYATTs.

Sir Francis and Haute were descendants of Sir Thomas WYATT, who was both the son of the world-renowned Poet, Sir Thomas WYATT the Elder, and the aristocrat who led the rebellion against Mary, Queen of Scots.  Sir Thomas was imprisoned in the Tower of London for his "treason" and later was executed.   When Elizabeth came into power, she rewarded his faithfulness by granting many favors to his descendants, including the Royal Governorship of Virginia.

"The ancestral home of the WYATT family is Allington Castle, located in Kent County, five miles from the city of Maidstone.  It stands on the bank of the Medway River and is surrounded by a moat."  (1)  The Virginia WIATTs seem to be centered in Gloucester County (especially in Petsworth Parish) and Spotsylvania County in Virginia, while groups of WYATTs have moved on to the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, and Mississippi, in all of which places large concentrations of WYATTs can be found.  Of the few families that have retained the WIATT spelling, most are found in Virginia.

As stated above, it is also possible that our branch of the family is descended from William WIATT (b. ca. 1720) (son of Francis, Conquest, Edward, Rev. Haute, Sir George, Sir Thomas the Younger, Sir Thomas the Poet, Sir Henry), who left the colonies to return to Liverpool, England to become a merchant and Sea Captain. (2)   It would have been natural for him and his family to have retained contacts in the colonies, and his adult son may well have conducted business in the colonies for him, establishing contacts of his own such that he felt comfortable in moving to America permanently.  We will continue to research the WATT / WIATT / WYATT line, and hope to have some answers soon.  (1997)
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1.  page 8, The Wiatt Family of Virginia, by Alexander Lloyd Wiatt; McClure Printing Company, Inc., Verona, Virginia, 1980; Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 80-51401.

2.  Ibid., page 19.

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Since the above was written, we have learned from the 1880 Federal Census that in June of 1880, John was living with Thomas C. WYATT, presumably an older brother.  At that time, Thomas had a wife named Eliza and a one-year-old daughter named Annie.  According to census, Thomas was a merchant in Meridian and John was a clerk in his store.  John was 31 years old at this time and still single (or perhaps widowed).   It would be another 8 years before he would marry.  The census shows that Thomas and John were both born in Mississippi, that their father was a Virginian (!), and that their mother was a native Mississippian.

J.E. Wiatt and his bride, Maggie A. Bradley, were married in the home of Maggie's parents, with the Rev.  E. (C.?) J. Taylor officiating.

At the time of his marriage to Maggie, John was living in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi.  Evidently he moved to Ellisville upon his marriage.  A few years, later, the following notice appeared in the Ellisville (Jones County, Mississippi) newspaper, issue of Saturday, June 3, 1893:

"J. E. Wiat & family of Covington Co. are visiting their old home in Ellisville."

JOHN E. WYATT: Occupation: storekeeper

Children of JOHN WYATT and MARGARET BRADLEY are:
     i. MARY G.4 WYATT, b. 188322.
6. ii. WALTER ALBA WYATT, b. November 18, 1884, Mississippi; d. February 17, 1933, Williamsburg, Mississippi;
        buried in Williamsburg Baptist Cemetery.
    iii. T. (THOMAS?) P. WYATT, b. 1886.
 

5.  MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT (THOMAS P.2, (THOMAS C.?)1 WIATT) was born November 1856 in MIssissippi, and died April 01, 1934 in Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; and is buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.  She married CHARLES "CHARLIE" THIGPEN in 1878 in Mississippi.  He was the son of WILLIAM THIGPEN.  He was born February 02, 1853 in Old Snow Hill, Wilcox County, Alabama, and died August 24, 1914 in Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.

On Melissa's tombstone, her name is spelled "Malissa Ursala Wyatt"; she was known as "Lissa" or "Aunt Lissey."

Lissa and her husband Charles were affiliated with the Baptist Church in Lake Como.  Charles's father, William THIGPEN, had migrated to Mississippi from Alabama, and was the founder -- along with his brother Robert Scott THIGPEN -- of the village called Lake Como, located five miles east of the present town of Bay Springs in Jasper County, Mississippi.

Charles, one of six heirs to his father's plantation lands, inherited land at the intersection of Lake Como Rd. and Heidleberg Rd. in Lake Como.  "He had a general store with post office and a cotton gin.  His house site joined Lake Como Baptist Church which joined Lake Como Academy (several buildings).  He donated land across [the] road from the church for Lake Como Cemetery.  Charles and Malissa are buried there, graves well marked, grounds well kept; several children also buried there.  Charles was a brother to my grand father, Paul (William's son).  My uncle Percy of Birmingham, the last survivor of Paul's family, owns the 1858 house that William built soon after moving there.  Uncle Percy recalls numerous facts abouy his Uncle Charlie and Aunt Lissey.  He and his mother ate a meal at her house in Aunt Lissey's later years, 1930's."
(Charlotte Thigpen Turner, Thigpen Family Group Sheets, copies graciously provided to this author in March, 2000.)

More About MELISSA URSULA "LISSA" WYATT:
Alt date of birth: November 20, 1866, or even November 30, 186628

Children of MELISSA WYATT and CHARLES THIGPEN are:
        i. FRANK DUKE4 THIGPEN, b. February 26, 1876, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. April 04, 1876, Lake
           Como, Jasper County, Mississippi.
       ii. RUBY THIGPEN, b. January 27, 1877, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. January 26, 1879, Lake Como,
           Jasper County, Mississippi.
7.   iii. CHARLES WYATT THIGPEN, b. February 26, 1879, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. 1948,
          Vicksburg?, Mississippi.
8.   iv. EMILY REBECCA "BESSIE" THIGPEN, b. March 04, 1881, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. April 05,
          1922, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County,
           Mississippi.
9.    v. WILEY BURRELL THIGPEN, b. January 26, 1883, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi.
10. vi. EVA THIGPEN, b. March 26, 1885, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi.
11. vii. OSBORN "AUD" CHISWELL THIGPEN, b. December 10, 1887, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi.
12. viii. ELSIE THIGPEN, b. February 26, 1889, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. Abt. 1990.
       ix. VICTOR THIGPEN, b. February 06, 1890, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. June 03, 1898, Lake
            Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.
        x. MINNIE LEE THIGPEN, b. November 20, 1893, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. June 06, 1898,
            Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County,
            Mississippi.
        xi. RUTH ELIZABETH THIGPEN, b. December 02, 1895, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. August
            16, 1898, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County,
            Mississippi.


 Generation No. 4

6.  WALTER ALBA4 WYATT (JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born November 18, 1884 in Mississippi, and died February 17, 1933 in Williamsburg, Mississippi; buried in Williamsburg Baptist Cemetery.  He married (1) NANCY SUSAN (WYATT) Bef. August 1907 in Mississippi.  She was born October 18, 1882, and died August 15, 1907 in Mississippi; buried in Williamsburg Baptist Cemetery, Old Williamsburg, Covington County, MS.  He married (2) MARY "TINY" VAN ZANDT July 26, 1908 in Mississippi, daughter of JACOB VAN ZANDT and MARGARET MAGEE.  She was born May 25, 1890 in Covington County, Mississippi, and died January 05, 1945 in Covington County, Mississippi.

Notes for WALTER ALBA WYATT:  Year of birth listed in family Bible as both 1884 and 1885.

Family name is spelled in Bible as both WIATT and WYATT.  The "WIATT" spellings are all by one person and all dates listed are 1885 or earlier.

Notes for MARY "TINY" VAN ZANDT:
Nicknamed "Tiny".  Even entries in the family Bible refer to her as "Tiny".  Tiny's father's family was a German and Dutch family that had helped to fund the Revolutionary War.  President George Washington honored the family by giving the first dance at his inaugural ball to one of the Van ZANDT daughters.  The family had moved from New York and Pennsylvania down into Rutherford, North Carolina, and then on into Franklin County, Tennessee, where Tiny's father was born.  They moved into the Mississippi Territory a short while later.  Tiny's mother, known as "Betty" MAGEE, was the daughter of a wealthy planter in Simpson County, Mississippi.

More About MARY "TINY" VAN ZANDT:
Alt date of birth: October 25, 1890, Mississippi

Children of WALTER WYATT and MARY VAN ZANDT are:
       i. AUTHER HOWARD5 WYATT, b. May 10, 1909; d. November 18, 1910, in his second year of life, in
          Williamsburg, Mississippi; buried in the cemetery of  the Baptist Church in Old Williamsburg, Covington County,
          Mississippi..
13. ii. ROBERT WINSTON WYATT, SR., b. December 19, 1910, Williamsburg, Mississippi; d. December 15, 1972,
          Waveland, Mississippi; buried in Highland Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS.
14. iii. LOU ETHEL WYATT
15. iv. JOHN BURNETT WYATT
 

7.  CHARLES WYATT4 THIGPEN (MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born February 26, 1879 in Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi, and died 1948 in Vicksburg?, Mississippi.  He married HANNAH COWART Bef. 1903.

Known to his family as "Cousin Mike", Charles was educated at Mississippi College at Clinton, MS and Millsaps College in Jackson, MS.  He was an attorney, a judge of the Vicksburg City Court, and a state legislator.  His hobby was music.  His wife Hannah was the daughter of Miss _______ WEATHERSBY and Dr. _______ COWART of Silver Creek, Mississippi.
(Charlotte Turner, THIGPEN Family Group Sheets, copies graciously provided to this author in March, 2000)

Children of CHARLES THIGPEN and HANNAH COWART are:
      i. CHARLES BENJAMIN5 THIGPEN, b. November 14, 1903; d. March 27, 1907, Mississippi; buried in Lake
         Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.
      ii. LESELLE THIGPEN, b. February 20, 1909; d. February 20, 1909, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist
         Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.
     iii. CABE OSBORNE THIGPEN, b. June 29, 1910; d. July 10, 1910, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist
         Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.
     iv. MELISSA THIGPEN, b. February 02, 1922; d. March 04, 1924, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist
         Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.
      v. REBECCA THIGPEN, d. 1999, Montgomery, Alabama; a gov't worker.
16. vi. VIRGINIA THIGPEN.
 

8.  EMILY REBECCA "BESSIE"4 THIGPEN (MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born March 04, 1881 in Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi, and died April 05, 1922 in Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.  She married EDGAR WATKINS COLEMAN.  He was born February 11, 1872, and died September 27, 1922 in Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi.

Bessie was a graduate of Lake Como High School and Beasons College, MSCW, Peabody Conservatory of Music at Nashville.  She was a music teacher for many years.  Her husband was the high school Superintendent, Jasper Co., MS, schools superintendent, and a planter.  (Charlotte Thigpen TURNER, THIGPEN Family Group Sheets, copies graciously shared with this author in March, 2000)

Children of EMILY THIGPEN and EDGAR COLEMAN are:
       i. MADELINE R.5 COLEMAN b. April 11, 1904, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. July 18, 1905,
          Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County,
          Mississippi.
      ii. LOUISE WYATT COLEMAN, b. March 27, 1905, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. March 25,
          1922, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County,
          Mississippi.
      iii. WOODROW COLEMAN, b. April 12, 1915, Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; d. March 12, 1916,
          Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi; buried in Lake Como Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County,
          Mississippi.
17. iv. CHARLES EDGAR COLEMAN.
      v. NANCY MELISSA COLEMAN, m. WILLIAM FOSTER.   No children; residence in St. Petersburg, Florida
      vi. HANNAH EVANGELINE COLEMAN.  Unmarried; Gov't employee; Alexandria, Virginia
18. vii. ELSIE BESS COLEMAN.
19. viii. JAMES ELZEY COLEMAN.
 

9.  WILEY BURRELL4 THIGPEN (MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born January 26, 1883 in Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi.  He married BIRDIE LEWIS.

Wiley was educated at Lake Como High School and Mississippi College.  He was a merchant, planter, and state legislator.  He resided in Bay Springs and Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  (Charlotte Thigpen TURNER, THIGPEN Family Group Sheets, copies graciously shared with this author in March, 2000)

Children of WILEY THIGPEN and BIRDIE LEWIS are:
20. i. MELISSA ELIZABETH "LISSIBET"5 THIGPEN.
21. ii. CHRISTINE THIGPEN.
22. iii. BILLIE THIGPEN.
 

10.  EVA4 THIGPEN (MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born March 26, 1885 in Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi.  She married JAMES REUBEN THOMPSON.

Eva was educated at Lake Como High School and Blue Mountain College in Mississippi.  She was a teacher.  Her husband was both a teacher and a planter.  He died of cancer.   (Charlotte Thigpen TURNER, THIGPEN Family Group Sheets, copies graciously shared with this author in March, 2000)

Child of EVA THIGPEN and JAMES THOMPSON is:
23. i. EARL5 THOMPSON.
 

11.  OSBORN "AUD" CHISWELL4 THIGPEN(MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born December 10, 1887 in Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi.  He married ELSIE RUTHERFORD.  She was "of Marion, Alabama".

Osborn was educated at Mississippi State College at Starkville.  He was an electrical engineer in Meridian, Mississippi.   (Charlotte Thigpen TURNERr, THIGPEN Family Group Sheets, copies graciously shared with this author in March, 2000)

Children of OSBORN THIGPEN and ELSIE RUTHERFORD are:
24.   i. OSBORN CHISWELL5 THIGPEN, JR..
       ii. RUSH THIGPEN, b. Bet. 1912 - 1914.   Mentally retarded?
25. iii. BILLIE THIGPEN, b. 1915.
      iv. EMILY THIGPEN, b. 1917; m. ROBERT "BOB" KRUMMENACHER; "of New York".  No issue.
 

12.  ELSIE THIGPEN4 (MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born February 26, 1889 in Lake Como, Jasper County, Mississippi, and died Abt. 199043.  She married EMMETT BARWICK, son of JAMES BARWICK and CAROLINE LACY.  He died October 22, 1956.

Elsie was educated at Lake Como High School and at Blue Mountain College.  Her husband, Emmett, a planter and merchant in Braxton, MS, was the son of Caroline Lacy and Capt. James Andrew Barwick, CSA.   (Charlotte Thigpen TURNER, THIGPEN Family Group Sheets, copies graciously shared with this author in March, 2000)

Children of ELSIE THIGPEN and EMMETT BARWICK are:
       i. ANNA BESS5 BARWICK, d. 1996, unmarried.
26. ii. JAMES ANDREW BARWICK II.



 

Generation No. 5
 

13.  ROBERT WINSTON5 WYATT, SR. (WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) was born December 19, 1910 in Williamsburg, Mississippi, and died December 15, 1972 in Waveland, Mississippi; buried in Highland Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS.  He married (1) RUTH GRACE FINNEY July 15, 1933 in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, daughter of DAVID FINNEY and EMMA MUNRO.  She was born November 29, 1910 in Jackson, Mississippi, and died November 1970 in Waveland, Mississippi; buried in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS.  He married (2) NELLIE (WYATT) Aft. 1934.  She was born  in Nicaragua.

ROBERT WINSTON WYATT, SR.:
"Worked in Nicaragua."50
Residence: 515 Canal St., Picayune, Mississippi
Social Security Number: 428-09-1003

Children of ROBERT WYATT and RUTH FINNEY are:
27. i. ROBERT WINSTON "BOB"6 WYATT, JR.
      ii. SHIRLEY ANN WYATT
28. iii. WALTER DAVID "DAVE" WYATT, SR.
29. iv. JOHN MUNRO "JOHNNY" WYATT

Child of ROBERT WYATT and NELLIE (WYATT) is:
 v. PATRICIA6 WYATT.
 

14.  LOU ETHEL5 WYATT (WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2,THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married (1) GORDON CAMPBELL.    She married (2) JAMES FAIRBANKS.

Child of LOU WYATT and GORDON CAMPBELL is:
       i. MARY JO GORDON6 CAMPBELL.
 

15.  JOHN BURNETT5 WYATT (WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married (1) BARBARA ANNE HOEPPNER, daughter of HENRY JOHN HOEPPNER and VIRGINIA WEISS LEWIS.  He married (2) Carolyn “Lyn” CHILD.

Children of JOHN WYATT and BARBARA HOEPPNER are:
30. i. JOHN WALTER6 WYATT.
31. ii. VIRGINIA "GINNIE" ANNE WYATT.
32. iii. MARY LOU WYATT.
 

16.  VIRGINIA5 THIGPEN(CHARLES WYATT4, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  She married HAROLD ARDAHL.

Children of VIRGINIA THIGPEN and HAROLD ARDAHL are:
     i. HAROLD6 ARDAHL, JR.
    ii. LINDA ARDAHL.
 

17.  CHARLES EDGAR5 COLEMAN (EMILY REBECCA "BESSIE"4 THIGPEN, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)

Children of CHARLES EDGAR COLEMAN are:
     i. NANCY LUCILLE6 COLEMAN.
    ii. CHARLES EDGAR COLEMAN, JR.
   iii. JAMES E. COLEMAN.
 

18.  ELSIE BESS5 COLEMAN (EMILY REBECCA "BESSIE"4 THIGPEN, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  She married JUNIUS R0BINSON.

Child of ELSIE COLEMAN and JUNIUS ROBINSON is:
      i. MELANIE6 ROBINSON, m. GEORGE MCNAIE; d. , WWII.
 

19.  JAMES ELZEY5 COLEMAN (EMILY REBECCA "BESSIE"4 THIGPEN, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  He married JUANITA COUNTRYMAN.

Children of JAMES COLEMAN and JUANITA COUNTRYMAN are:
 i. NANCY6 COLEMAN.    Twin of her sister Lynn
 ii. LYNN COLEMAN.   Twin of her sister Nancy
 iii. MELISSA ANN COLEMAN, m. WHEELER TOOMBS III.
 iv. JAMES ELZEY COLEMAN, JR..
 

20.  MELISSA ELIZABETH "LISSIBET"5 THIGPEN (WILEY BURRELL4, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  She married R. G. GILL.   They lived in Louin, Mississippi

Children of MELISSA THIGPEN and R. GILL are:
     i. DAUGHTER6 GILL.
     ii. MARJORIE THIGPEN GILL.
    iii. LINDA GILL.
    iv. INFANT GILL.
 

21.  CHRISTINE5 THIGPEN (WILEY BURRELL4, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2,THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  She married JACK MUELLER.

Child of CHRISTINE THIGPEN and JACK MUELLER is:
33. i. BILLIE LOU6 MUELLER.
 

22.  BILLIE5 THIGPEN(WILEY BURRELL4, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  She married JOSEPH "JOE" WILSON.

Child of BILLIE THIGPEN and JOSEPH WILSON is:
      i. JOSEPH WILEY6 WILSON.
 

23.  EARL5 THOMPSON (EVA4 THIGPEN, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  He married ANNETTE CARMEN.

Child of EARL THOMPSON and ANNETTE CARMEN is:
      i. DEANE6 THOMPSON.
 

24.  OSBORN CHISWELL5 THIGPEN, JR. (OSBORN "AUD" CHISWELL4, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  He married ?.

Children of OSBORN THIGPEN and ? are:
      i. PEGGY ANN6 THIGPEN.
     ii. JAMES OSBORN THIGPEN

25.  BILLIE5 THIGPEN (OSBORN "AUD" CHISWELL4, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married ROBERT WEAVER.

Children of BILLIE THIGPEN and ROBERT WEAVER are:
      i. EMILY SUSAN WEAVER.   Married, with one child
     ii. ROBERT WEAVER, JR..  Married
    iii. JAMES MICHAEL WEAVER.
 

26.  JAMES ANDREW5 BARWICK II (ELSIE4 THIGPEN, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  He married ALICE INGE, daughter of GEORGE INGE.

Children of JAMES BARWICK and ALICE INGE are:
        i. ELSIE TERESA6 BARWICK.
       ii. GEORGE EMMETT BARWICK, d. infancy.
      iii. MELISSA ANN BARWICK.
      iv. SHERRELL BARWICK.
       v. JAMES ANDREW BARWICK III.
34. vi. MELISSA CAROLYN BARWICK.


Generation No. 6
 

27.  ROBERT WINSTON "BOB"6 WYATT, JR. (ROBERT WINSTON5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married SANDRA JOE BRYANT.

Children of ROBERT WYATT and SANDRA BRYANT are:
      i. ROBERT WINSTON7 WYATT III.
     ii. PHILLIP GREGORY WYATT.
    iii. SHERRY LYNN WYATT.
    iv. MICHAEL SCOTT WYATT.
 

28.  WALTER DAVID "DAVE"6 WYATT, SR. (ROBERT WINSTON5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  married ANN ELIZABETH GRIFFIN.

Children of WALTER WYATT and ANN GRIFFIN are:
35. i. WALTER DAVID "DAVID"7 WYATT, JR.
36. ii. MELISSA ANN WYATT..
 

29.  JOHN MUNRO "JOHNNY"6 WYATT (ROBERT WINSTON5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married (1) MARGARET SHARON SMITH.  He married (2) LILY ANN (WYATT).

Children of JOHN WYATT and LILY (WYATT) are:
      i. JOHN MUNRO7 WYATT, JR.
     ii. RUBY ANN WYATT
    iii. KEVIN PAUL WYATT
 

30.  JOHN WALTER6 WYATT (JOHN BURNETT5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married (1) PEGGY JUNE MCKINNEY, daughter of LEONARD MCKINNEY and JUNE  LAMKIN.  He married (2) SUSAN DOROTHY EGAN, daughter of JOSEPH EGAN and MARGARET EASTHAM.

Children of JOHN WYATT and PEGGY MCKINNEY are:
       i. LEONARD  BURNETT7 "LEE" WYATT.
37. ii. APRIL ELIZABETH WYATT.

Children of JOHN WYATT and SUSAN EGAN are:
      iii. JOHN WESLEY7 WYATT.
      iv. MATTHEW JOSEPH WYATT.
.

31.  VIRGINIA ANNE6 "GINNIE" WYATT (JOHN BURNETT5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2,THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married DWIGHT GROVER.  She met JOHN MATTHEWS.

Children of VIRGINIA WYATT and DWIGHT GROVER are:
       i. SARINA7 GROVER.
      ii. COLIN GROVER.
 

32.  MARY LOU6 WYATT (JOHN BURNETT5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married TIMOTHY CURTIS TINER, son of HENRY TINER and MARY CAFLISH.

Children of MARY WYATT and TIMOTHY TINER are:
38. i. JULIANNE  MARIE7 "JULI" TINER.
     ii. JOSHUA TINER, m. MINDY GILBOY
     iii. JANNA CAFLISH TINER.
     iv. JOSIAH TINER.
     v. JOSEF TINER.
    vi. JUSTY TINER, b. 1997, Salzburg, Austria; d. 1997, Salzburg, Austria.   Justy naturally aborted prior to birth, sex
         unknown.  The child was deeply mourned by the entire family, and a memorial service was celebrated.  The infant's
        mother, Mary Lou, wrote a poem for the occasion.
 

33.  BILLIE LOU6 MUELLER (CHRISTINE5 THIGPEN, WILEY BURRELL4, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT)  She married HUSBAND?.

Child of BILLIE MUELLER and HUSBAND? is:
       i. TWO7 CHILDREN.
 

34.  MELISSA CAROLYN6 BARWICK (JAMES ANDREW5, ELSIE4 THIGPEN, MELISSA URSULA "LISSA"3 WYATT, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married JOHN GRANT, son of JOHN GRANT and DORA TOWERS.

Children of MELISSA BARWICK and JOHN GRANT are:
       i. JOHN SAMUEL7 GRANT III.
      ii. MELISSA ANN GRANT.
     iii. ELSIE CAROLINE GRANT.
 



 

Generation No. 7
 

35.  WALTER DAVID "DAVID"7 WYATT, JR. (WALTER DAVID "DAVE"6, ROBERT WINSTON5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married DEBORAH ANN HILDEBRAND.

Children of WALTER WYATT and DEBORAH HILDEBRAND are:
       i. JOSHUA MATTHEW8 WYATT; Adopted child.
      ii. DANIEL JONATHAN WYATT.
     iii. DINA JANAE' WYATT.
 

36.  MELISSA ANN7 WYATT (WALTER DAVID "DAVE"6, ROBERT WINSTON5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) married CARSON ALEXANDER JOHNSON, son of BARBARA ANGELICA JOHNSON.

Child of MELISSA WYATT and CARSON JOHNSON is:
       i. DYLAN ALEXANDER8 JOHNSON.
 

37.  APRIL ELIZABETH7 WYATT (JOHN WALTER6, JOHN BURNETT5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.?1 WIATT) met AARON CAUGHEY.  She married (1) JEREMY SPARKS.

Child of APRIL WYATT and AARON CAUGHEY is:
       i. CHANCE LANECAUGHEY.
 

38.  JULIANNE MARIE7 "JULI" TINER (MARY LOU6 WYATT, JOHN BURNETT5, WALTER ALBA4, JOHN E.3, THOMAS P.2, THOMAS C.1 WIATT) married STEPHEN BRIAN BOUNDS, son of BRIAN BOUNDS and GWYNNETH BAKER.

Child of JULIANNE TINER and STEPHEN BOUNDS is:
       i. SELAH DAVINNA8 BOUNDS.
 


                                                                       SOURCES
 

Who Married Whom in Jasper County, Mississippi.

1880 Federal Census, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, p. 14, Supervisor's Dist. No. 2, Enumeration Dist. No. 90, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, June 3, 1880.

 Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1,  (Release date: November 29, 1995), "CD-
 ROM," Tree #5810, Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999.

Charlotte Thigpen Turner, 1419 Plantation Drive, Brentwood, TN  37027-6909, "THIGPEN Family Group Sheets," received in the mail March 15, 2000.   Almost all of the information regarding Melissa Ursula WYATT and her descendants is from Charlotte.  Thanks, Charlotte!

Headstones, cemetery of Williamsburg Baptist Church, Old Williamsburg, Covington County, Mississippi.

Wiatt/Wyatt family Bible, in possession of Walter David Wyatt, Sr., "Deaths",  "Births" and "Marriage Certification."

Marie Manasco, email address WhiteLac4U@aol.com, Descendants of WILLIAM BYNUM,  (accessed at Kindred Konnections web site, < http://www.kindredkonnections.com/).

EV  <fmet@earthlink.net>, "Melissa Wyatt Thigpen",  (response posted Fri., 17 Sep 1999 in response a query posted by this  author) "Melissa Ursula Wyatt", posted Mon. 13 Sep 1999 , Jasper Co., MS; Rootsweb Forum, <http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/MS/Jasper?read=530 >), "Electronic."

Personal knowledge of  John Burnett Wyatt, son of Walter Alba Wyatt.  Confirmed by Family Bible., "Family Register –
Grandparents", a page in the Wyatt Family Bible.

Edith Magee, Notes Pertaining to the Magee Family, unpublished.  This material was kindly provided to me by Mr. Brian Flynt.

 Descendants of Robert Winston Wyatt, Sr., unpublished manuscript by Walter David "Dave" Wyatt, Sr.

Barbara Anne Hoeppner Wyatt in an interview given to Susan Egan Wyatt in October 1997.

Personal knowledge of Barbara Anne Hoeppner Wyatt and Virginia Weiss Lewis Hoeppner.

 John Walter Wyatt, son of John Burnett Wyatt, as given in an interview conducted by Susan Wyatt nee Egan in December, 1997.

Texas Marriage Records, 1966-1997,  (rootsweb site, June 8, 2000), "Electronic," File No. 090688.

Personal knowledge of the author.

Birth Certificate of Susan Dorothy Egan.

Personal knowledge of the author and the Birth Certificate of John Wesley Wyatt.

Personal knowledge of the author and the Birth Certificate of Matthew Joseph Wyatt.

Invitation to the wedding of Julianne Tiner and Stephen Bounds.
 



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