WYATTS IN THE MISSISSIPPI CENSUS and the (Mississippi) IGI

The following counties are included:
Attala, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Coahoma, Copiah, DeSoto, Granada, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Issaquena, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones,
Kemper, Lafayette, Lauderdale, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Marshall, Newton, Oktibbeha, Prentiss, Tishomingo, Warren, Wilkinson, Winston, and Yalobusha.

On March 11, 2000, Ancestry.com offered the AIS Mississippi Census Index as a free database.  The people listed are ONLY the Heads of Household.
Family members were not included.  I do not remember if I pulled every WYATT listed in that database, and I know that I did not pull any variant spellings of the
name, so please understand that this is far from an exhaustive list of the WYATT migration into Mississippi.

Ancestry offered the information in an alphabetical format, starting with the most recent Census and going back in time.  I have reorganized the information by putting
it in chronological and county sequence.  That is, I started with the earliest WYATT in the list, William Wyatt.  Since he was in Madison County (1813), I began
with Madison County.  The next earliest WYATT mentioned was Absalom Wyatt of Marshall County (1840).  Therefore, Marshall County was listed next, and so
forth.  I hope this will help you to see the movement of the various WYATT clans in Mississippi.

You will note that in many instances, what may be the same person appears to be listed as many as four times in the same census and even on the same page of the
census.  Because I have not yet seen the actual census records, I cannot say whether or not these are multiple listings of the same person, or listings of different
people.  Since each was assigned a different reference number in the Ancestry.com database, I am assuming they appeared separately in the records.  I will attempt
to view the censuses in question and rectify any confusion on this matter, OR if you have already seen these particular censuses and would care to share your
knowledge, I would greatly appreciate it!

I have also added information from the IGI (International Genealogical Index) and other web pages as I have found it.  Much of this information is inaccurate or at least unverified and should be taken with a grain or two of salt.

If you are looking for a particular individual, please use your "find" capability.  In future I will try to link each of the people listed below to web sites that give their
vital statistics.  If you know of such a web site, please let me know and I will gladly create the link.


Madison County:

1813:  William WYATT.          Is it significant that this earliest WYATT found in Mississippi shares the same name as “William the Mariner”?  This William was
                                                petitioning for land in the Mississippi Territory only 3 years after our Thomas was born.
1850:  Josiah WYATT               (p. 154, Fed. Census Index)
1860:  R. K. WYATT                  (p. 911, Canton, Fed. Census Index)
1870:  Jackson WYATT              (p. 197, Canton P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Richmond WYATT           (p. 23, Canton P.O., Fed. Census Index)



Marshall County:

1840:  Absalom WYATT           (p. 8 of the Fed. Census Index )
           Absalom WYATT              (p. 8 of the Fed. Census Index, apparently a second person)
           G. H. WYATT                   (p. 1 of the Fed Census Index)
           G. H. WYATT                   (p. 11, Fed. Census Index, Southern Division)
           George H. WYATT          (p. 1 of the Fed. Census Index)
           George H. WYATT          (p. 1 of the Fed. Census, apparently a second person)
           George H. WYATT           (p. 11 of the Fed. Census)

1841:  Absalom WYATT             (MS State Census Index)
           G. H. WYATT                  (MS State Census Index, Southern Division)
           George H. WYATT          (MS State Census Index, Southern Division)

1845:   Absalom WYATT             (MS State Census Index)
           G. H. WYATT                  (MS State Census Index, Southern Division)
           George H. WYATT           (MS State Census Index, Southern Division)

1850:  George WYATT              (p. 282, Fed. Census Index, Northern Division)
           George WYATT              (p. 282, Fed. Census Index, Northern Division)
           Henry WYATT                (p. 234, Fed. Census Index, Southern Division)
           Samuel WYATT              (p. 323, Fed. Census Index, Northern Division)

1860:  Henry WYATT                 (p. 1, Chueahoma P.O., Fed. Census Index)

1870:  <male> WYATT                 aged 21 years  (p. 659, Red Banks P.O., Fed Census Index)
           Bradford WYATT              (p. 356, 5 W. Holly Springs, Fed. Census Index)
           Jack WYATT                     (p. 514, Lamar P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Nelson WYATT                  (p. 588, Early Grove P.O., Fed. Census Index)



Attala County:

1840:  Alexander WYATT              (p. 9, Fed. Census Index)
           Alexander WYATT              (p. 9, Fed. Census Index; apparently a second person)
           Alexander WYATT              (p. 19, Fed. Census Index; apparently a third person)
           Nimrod WYATT                  (p. 9, Fed. Census Index)
           Nimrod WYATT                  (p. 9, Fed. Census Index; apparently a second person)
           Nimrod WYATT                  (p. 19, Fed. Census Index)

1841:  Alexander WYATT              (MS State Census Index)
           Nimrod WYATT                  (MS State Census Index)

1845:  Alexander WYATT              (MS State Census Index)
           Nimrod WYATT                 (MS State Census Index)

1870:  Ann WYATT                      (p. 35, town of Kosciusko, Fed. Census Index)



Jefferson County:

1840:  David P. WYATT              (p. 26, Fed. Census Index)
           David P. WYATT              (p. 26, Fed Census Index, apparently a second person)
           David P. WYATT              (p. 286, Fed. Census Index, apparently a third person)

1841:  David P. WYATT              (MS State Census Index)

1845:  David P. WYATT               (MS State Census)

1850:  David G. WYATT              (p. 99, Town of Fayette, Fed. Census Index)
           Thomas WYATT                (p. 100, East 9 Township, Fed. Census Index)

1853:  David WYATT                  (MS Slave Schedule)
           Thomas W. WYATT          (p. 11, MS State Census Index)

1860:  David P. WYATT              (p. 583, Town of Lafayette, Fed. Census Index)
           Thomas W. WYATT          (p. 604, Rodney, Fed. Census Index)

1870:  John WYATT                      (p. 157, Fayette P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Robert WYATT                  (p. 168, Fayette P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Thomas WYATT                 (p. 73, Fayette P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Thomas WYATT                 (p. 73, Fayette P.O., Fed. Census Index; apparently a 2nd)


Tishomingo County:

1840:  James WYATT , family included a male aged 5-10 yr, a male aged 10-20, a female aged 20-30, and
           a female aged 0-5.
           John WYATT , family included 2 males aged 5-10, a male aged 10-15, a male aged 16-20,  a male
           aged 20-30, a male aged 60-70, a female aged 30-40, two females aged 0-5, two females aged 15-20.
                                                      (p. 27, Fed.Census Index)
           John WYATT                      (p. 27, Fed. Census Index)
           John WYATT                      (p. 217, Fed. Census Index)

1841:  John WYATT                      (MS State Census Index)

1845:   A. J. WYATT  (Is this the Abasalom Wyatt who was in the 1840 and 1841 Censuses of Marshall County,
            but who is missing in the 1845 Census?)  (p. 13, MS State Census Index)  Or is this Andrew Jackson Wyatt?
           James WYATT                  (p. 13, MS State Census Index)
           John WYATT                     (p. 13, MS State Census Index)

1860:  Right WYATT                      (p. 369, Cripple Deer P.O., Fed. Census Index)
 


Yalobusha County:

1840:  Frances WYATT              (This is another name found in the family of William the Mariner.)  (p. 27, Fed.
                                                    Census Index)
           Frances WYATT              (p. 27, Fed Census Index, apparently a second person)
           Francis WYATT               (p. 287, Fed Census Index, apparently a third person)
           James R. WYATT             (p. 22, Fed. Census Index)
           James R. WYATT             (p. 22, Fed. Census Index; apparently a second person)
           James R. WYATT             (p. 272, Fed Census Index)

1841:  Francis WYATT                (MS State Census Index)
           James R. WYATT              (MS State Census Index)

1845:  William WYATT               Is this the same William who was previously living in Madison County?
                                                   (p. 19, MS State Census Index)
           A. J. WYATT
           F. M. WYATT
           John WYATT
           Francis WYATT             (MS State Census Index)
           James R. WYATT           (MS State Census Index)

1850:  Elizabeth WYATT          (p. 454, N. of Yallabusha River, Fed. Census Index)
           H. N. WYATT                (p. 420, Fed. Census Index)
           W. H. WYATT                (p. 454, N. of Yallabusha River, Fed. Census Index)
           W. H. W. WYATT           (p. 225, W. Yalabush River, MS Slave Schedule)

1860:  Willis H. WYATT            (p. 903, Oakland, Fed. Census Index)

1870:  John WYATT                  (p. 101, Coffeeville P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Phillis WYATT                (p. 82, Coffeeville P.O., Fed. Census Index)


DeSoto County:

1840:  Reuben WYATT              (p. 11, Fed. Census Index)
           Reuben WYATT              (p. 11, Fed. Census Index; apparently a second person)
           Reuben WYATT              (p. 131, Fed. Census Index)

1841:  Reuben WYATT              (MS State Census Index)

1845:  Reuben WYATT              (MS State Census Index)

1850:  Absalom WYATT              (p. 356, Fed. Census Index, Southern Division)
           Absalom WYATT             (p. 356, Fed. Census Index, Southern Div., apparently a 2nd)
           E. D. WYATT                   (p. 358, Fed. Census Index, Southern Div.)
           E. D. WYATT                   (p. 358, Fed. Census Index, Southern Div.; apparently a 2nd)
           L. WYATT                        (p. 349, Fed. Census Index, Southern Div.)
           L. WYATT                        (p. 729, Slave Schedule, Southern Div)
           Reuben W. WYATT          (p. 358, Fed. Census Index, Southern Div.)
           Reuben W. WYATT          (p. 358, Fed. Census Index, Southern Div., a 2nd person?)
           R. W. WYATT                   (p. 737, MS Slave Schedule, Southern Div.)
           Susan WYATT                  (p. 358, Fed. Census Index, Southern Div)

1860:  L. WYATT                         (p. 13, Arkabulta, Fed. Census Index)
          Solomon WYATT              (p. 9, Arkabulta, Fed. Census Index.)
           Starkes WYATT                (p. 113, Flewellens & Roads, Fed. Census Index)

1870:  Bowling WYATT              (p. 390, twp 6 R 7, Fed. Census Index)
           D. P. WYATT                  (p. 404, twp 6, R 8, Fed. Census Index)
           Frank WYATT                (p. 287, Twp 4 R 8, Fed. Census Index)
           Joseph WYATT               (p. 181, Twp. 3 R 7, Fed. Census Index)
           Robert WYATT               (p. 365, Twp 5 R 9, Fed. Census Index)
           Solomon WYATT            (p. 298, Twp. 4, R 9, Fed. Census Index)
           William B. WYATT          (p. 295, Twp. 4 R 9, Fed. Census Index)
           Yancy WYATT                 (p. 298, Twp. 4, R 9, Fed. Census Index)
 


Holmes County:

1840:  Francis WYATT             (p. 26 of the Fed Census Index)
           Francis WYATT             (p. 26 of the Fed. Census Index; apparently a second person)
           Francis WYATT             (p. 246 of the Fed. Census Index; apparently a third person)
           John D. WYATT             (p. 29, Fed. Census Index)
           John D. WYATT             (p. 29, Fed. Census Index; apparently a second person)
           John D. WYATT             (p. 217, Fed. Census Index)
           John D. WYATT             (p. 249, Fed. Census Index)

1841:  Francis WYATT              (MS State Census Index)
           John D. WYATT             (MS State Census Index)

1845:  Francis WYATT               (MS State Census Index)
           Francis WYATT               (MS State Census Index, apparently a second person)
           John D. WYATT               (MS State Census Index)

1850:  Francis WYATT                (p. 239, Lexington Police Beat, Fed. Census Index)
           James R. WYATT              (p. 290, Lexington, Fed. Census Index)
           John D. WYATT                (p. 293, Lexington, Fed. Census Index)

1860:  James WYATT                  (p. 404, Tchula Beat, MS Slave Schedule)
           John M. WYATT               (p. 349, Eulogy Beat, MS Slave Schedule)
           Mrs. M. C. WYATT           (p. 404, Tchula Beat, MS Slave Schedule)
           T. M. WYATT                    (p. 389, Tchula Beat, MS Slave Schedule)

1866:  F. A. WYATT                     (p. 15, MS State Census Index)
           F.M. WYATT                     (p. 25, MS State Census Index)
           John WYATT                     (p. 25, MS State Census Index)
           Mrs. Mohala WYATT        (p. 26, MS State Census Index)

1870:  Adeline WYATT                (p. 200, Tehula Dist., Fed. Census Index)
           Alfred WYATT                  (p. 241, Tehula Dist., Fed. Census Index)
           Frank A. WYATT             (p. 208, Tehula Dist., Fed. Census Index)
           Mary WYATT                   (p. 67, Eulogy Dist. Fed. Census Index)


Coahoma County:

1841:  A. J. WYATT             Is this one of the two Abasaloms that we find in Marshall County
           in 1840 but who is missing in the 1841 census?  (MS State Census Index)  Or is this Andrew
           Jackson Wyatt again?


Jackson County:

1850:  James M. WYATT              (p. 19, Fed. Census Index)
           James W. WYATT              (p. 769, MS Slave Schedule)

1870:  Ira WYATT                         (p. 443, Americus P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Ruth WYATT                      (p. 450, Vancleave P.O., Fed. Census Index)


Jasper County (where we know our Thomas and Rebecca lived):

1850: Our Thomas P. WYATT and also his son Thomas C. WYATT appear in this census.
           Our John is not mentioned, of course, for he had just been born on December 12 of
           the previous year and was certainly not a head of household!

1860:  Alcy WYATT, living in Buckleys Township  (In 1850, Alcy is listed as ALSEY
           and is found in Newton County, where s number of WYATTs were later found..)
           (p. 480, Fed. Census Index)

1866:  Mrs Mohala WYATT, wife of Alcy
 


Newton County:

1850:  Alsey WYATT                             (p. 172, Fed. Census Index)
           Henry WYATT                            (p. 173, Fed. Census Index)
           James WYATT                            (p. 169, Fed. Census Index)

1860:  Denson WYATT                          (p. 765, Decatur, Fed. Census Index)
           Nancy WYATT                            (p. 744, Decatur, Fed. Census Index)

1870:  Andrew WYATT                          (p. 464, Twp 7 R 10, Fed. Census Index)
           Elijah WYATT                             (p. 468, Twp 7 R 10, Fed. Census Index)
           Henry WYATT                             (p. 390, Twp 5 R 11, Fed. Census Index)
           Lucinda WYATT                          (p. 402, Twp 5 R 12, Fed. Census Index)
           Milbry WYATT                            (p. 402, Twp 5 R 12, Fed. Census Index)
           William WYATT                          (p. 409, Twp. 5 R 12, Fed. Census Index)
           William WYATT                          (p. 463, Twp 7, R 10, Fed. Census Index)
 


Carroll County:

1850:  Catherine WYATT                       (p. 222, Fed. Census Index, Southern Division)
           Elizabeth WYATT                        (p. 285, Fed. Census Index, Northern Division)
           Nancy WYATT                             (p. 234, Fed. Census Index, Southern Division)
           Susan WYATT                              (p. 289, Fed. Census Index, Northern Division)
           William WYATT                           (p. 238, Fed. Census Index, Southern Division)
           Wilmoth WYATT                          (p. 296, Fed. Census Index, Northern Division)

1870:  Frank WYATT                             (p. 465, Sidon P.O., Fed. Census Index)


Harrison County:

1850:  Elizabeth WYATT                       (p. 102, Fed. Census Index)

1860:  Washington WYATT                   (p. 389, Biloxi, Fed. Census Index)


Winston County:

1850:  George WYATT                          (p. 348, 22nd Subdiv., Fed. Census Index)


Wilkinson County:

1850:  Martha J. WYATT                      (p. 311, Fed. Census Index)

1870:  Henry WYATT                           (p. 278, Woodville P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Stella WYATT                            (p. 279, Woodville P.O., Fed. Census Index)

1890:  Henry WYATT                            (p. 1, Fort Adams Precinct, MS Veterans Schedule)


Lowndes County:

1850:  William WYATT                          (p. 743, MS Slave Schedule)

1860:  William WYATT                          (p. 746, City of Columbus, Fed. Census Index)

1870:  Eliza WYATT                              (p. 370, Crawfordsville P.O., Fed. Census Index)


Lafayette County:

1850:  R. C. WYATT                              (p. 320, Oxford, Fed. Census Index)
           R. G. WYATT                              (p. 267, MS Slave Schedule)

1860:  Richard WYATT                         (p. 192, Oxford Dist., MS Slave Schedule)
           Richard WYATT                         (p. 207, Paris, Fed. Census Index)
           Robert WYATT                           (p. 201,. Paris, Fed. Census Index)

1870:  A.M. WYATT                              (p. 390, Twp. 6, Fed. Census Index)
           J. G. WYATT                              (p. 389, Twp 6, Fed. Census Index)
           J. G. WYATT                              (p. 400, Twp 6, Fed. Census Index)
           R. W. WYATT                              (p. 389, Twp. 6, Fed. Census Index)


Oktibbeha County:

1860:  Annie WYATT                              (p. 120, St. Arkville, Fed. Census Index)

1870:  Wilson WYATT                            (p. 352, St. Arkville, Fed. Census Index)


Hinds County:

1860:  E. C. WYATT                              (p. 635, Raymond P.O., Fed. Census Index)

1870:  Thomas WYATT                          (p. 743, Jackson, Fed. Census Index)

1890:  Nelson WYATT                            (Mississippi Terr. Precint, 1890 MS Veterans Schedule)


Jones County :

1870:  Charles P. WYATT, living in Ellisville, the hometown of our ancestress, Maggie
           Bradley.  (p. 200, Ellisville P.O., Fed. Census Index)


Lauderdale County: (This is the county where Chiz and John E. Wyatt ran a furniture store  in the town of Meridian)

1870:  Jackson WYATT , who lived in Meridian, the same town as Chiz and John had the store.  We know the store was
           operating in 1880, but John and Chiz do not appear in the Meridian census of 1870, so they must have come to town
           in the years between 1870 and 1880.  Was it Jackson WYATT who told them about the burgeoning economy there
           (a factory had just opened and was pulling people from all over the state)?  Another Jackson WYATT was living in
           Madison County MS in 1870, perhaps a father of this Jackson.  (p. 57, Meridian P.O., Fed. Census Index)

1880:  Thomas C. WYATT   (This is our relative, "Chiz", the furniture man, who was living in Meridian with our ancestor,
           John E. Wyatt.)


Lee County:

1870:  Churchwell WYATT                 (p. 489, Coonewah P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Sarah J. WYATT                      (p. 490, Verona P.O., Fed. Census Index)


Bolivar County:

1870:  Edmond WYATT                      (p. 263, Bolivar Landing P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Jane WYATT                            (p. 272, Glenton P.O, Fed. Census Index)


Prentiss County:

1870:  Eliza A. WYATT                       (p. 419, Twp 5, Fed. Census Index)


Grenada County:

1870:  Elizabeth WYATT                      (p. 254, Graysport P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Larinia WYATT                         (p. 254, Graysport P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Thomas WYATT                        (p. 220, West Ward Grenada, Fed. Census Index)


Warren County:

1870:  Henry WYATT                          (p. 227, I. W. Vicksburg, Fed. Census Index)
           James WYATT                          (p. 135, Davie Bend Precinct, Fed. Census Index)
           James WYATT                          (p. 325, Vicksburg, Fed. Census Index)

1890:  Hubbard WYATT                      (Hasgingus St. Ore Precinct, MS 1890 Veterans Schedule)


Issaquena County:

1870:  Jacob WYATT                           (p. 330, Tallula P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Roby WYATT                            (p. 248, Dunbarton Precinct, Fed. Census Index


Claiborne County:

1870:  John WYATT                            (p. 490, Port Gibson P.O., Fed. Census Index)
          Nathaniel WYATT                     (p. 524, Port Gibson P.O., Fed. Census Index)


Kemper County:

1870:  Joseph WYATT                          (p. 250, Peden P.O., Fed. Census Index)


Copiah County:

1870:  Renard WYATT                          (p. 178, Hazlehurst P.O., Fed. Census Index)


Calhoun County:

1870:  Richard WYATT                         (p. 400, Banner P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Robert WYATT                           (p. 399, Sarepta P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Sallie WYATT                             (p. 421, Big Creek P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Sarah WYATT                             (p. 370, Benela P.O., Fed. Census Index)
           Susan WYATT                             (p. 421, Big Creek P.O., Fed. Census Index)



Absalom WYATT:  b. 1796 in South Carolina, the son of Abraham WYATT, Jr. (b. 1762, SC) and Lavina MASENGALE, and the grandson of Abraham
WYATT, Sr. of England, and Abraham and Unity MASENGALE.  Absalom was one of 15 children. (His father Abraham fought in the Continental Army.)
Absalom married Sarah HENLEY, and with her had at least six children, Robert Matthew, Elizabeth, James (b. about 1833), Solomon, William, and Yancy.  Their children were all born in Tennessee before 1840, at which time the family apparently came to Mississippi, settling originally in Marshall County, but later moving to DeSoto County.  At least two of Absalom's brothers -- Samuel and Reuben Warren WYATT -- followed Absalom to Mississippi.  It appears that their mother may also have come along.  All of these families eventually scattered to Texas and Arkansas.  Absalom is mentioned in History of Texas, Supplemented with Biographical Mention of Many Families of the State - Central Texas, Vol. 1, published by The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1896.)  (World Family Tree, Volume 3)  More about Absalom and his family may be seen at: Every Name Index: WYATT, and The Moravian Connection.



Reuben Warren WYATT:  b. Aug 02, 1808, Stewart Co., TN; d. Dec. 26, 1884, Fannin Co., TX (buried in Bettes Cem., Ivanhoe, Fannin Co., TX), son of
Abraham WYATT, Jr. (b. 1762, SC) and Lavina MASENGALE, and the grandson of Abraham WYATT, Sr., of England, and Abraham and Unity
MASENGALE.  Reuben was the brother of Absalom.  Reuben was in DeSoto County by 1840, while his brother Absalom had gone to Marshall Co.  However,
sometime between 1845 and 1850, Absalom moved to DeSoto County, too, probably at the urging of Reuben.  Reuben married (1) Mary Ellen (unknown) 1829 in
Stewart Co., TN.  He married (2) Sarah E. WEAVER Feb 07, 1870 in Fannin Co., TX.  He and Mary Ellen had 12 children:  William D., James C. (married Emily E. Johnston, 19 Sept 1854 in DeSoto County, Mississippi), Serena Jane, Rachel,  Nancy S., Martha Evaline, Reuben Henry, Susan Frances, Annie E., John W., George W., and Texas Adeline WYATT.  This family left Mississippi between 1854 and 1857, and settled in Fannin Co., TX.. Reuben married (3) Martha A. BOWLES on 08 Nov 1877 in Fannin Co., TX.  (World Family Tree, Volume 3)



Samuel WYATT:  b. 1798 in South Carolina, son of Abraham WYATT, Jr. (b. 1762, SC) and Lavina MASENGALE, and the grandson of Abraham WYATT, Sr. of England, and Abraham and Unity MASENGALE.  Solomon was the brother of Absalom and Reuben.  We find him in Marshall County in 1850, where he followed his brother Absalom.  He had come from Tennessee, where he had married Mary Anne "Polly" JOHNSON.  They had eight children: A., Joseph, Nancy, Rebecca, Richard, Mary, Abraham, and E. A.   Samuel was in Mississippi by 1837, when his son Abraham was born there on Oct 21, 1837.  However, we do not see him in the census after 1850, so he may have died, or he may have gone to Texas with his family.  (His son Abraham was married in Upshur County, TX, in 1858.)  His descendants are found in Fannin, Upshur, Sutton and other counties in Texas.  (World Family Tree, Volume 3)



Solomon WYATT:  b. 1835 in Tennessee; d. ?.  He was the son of Absalom WYATT and Sarah HENLEY.  Solomon is found in the Mississippi census until
1870, at which time he disappears.  It is possible that he died, but he may also have moved on to join family in Texas or Arkansas.  (The family of his brother Robert had moved to Arkansas.)  (World Family Tree, Volume 3)



Robert Matthew WYATT:  b. 1830 in Perry Co., TN; son of Absalom WYATT and  Sarah HENLEY.  Robert came to Mississippi as a young child with his
parents, c. 1840.  They first settled in Marshall Co., but moved to DeSoto County between 1845-1850.  Robert married (1) Mary Jane OSBORNE in 1853.  He married (2) Martha Jane HAYWOOD, Sept. 20, 1857, in DeSoto County, MS.  With Mary, he had one child, James Thaddeus WYATT.  Mary died in 1857, and since he had a very young son to raise, Robert immediately married Martha, with whom he had six more children: Hardy, Louis D., Robert Clyde, John Monroe, Mary, and Annie.  Robert and Martha's second child, Louis, was born in Arkansas between 1852-1859, as was their third, from which fact one may conjecture that Martha's family may have been in Arkansas.  By the time their fourth child, John, was born in 1859, they were back in DeSoto County, MS.   Their fifth child was also born in DeSoto County, but their last child, Annie, was born in Arkansas in 1882 (?), so this family had a hard time settling down!  Most of their descendants
lived in Arkansas, but at least one child, Robert Clyde, went to Texas, where he died in Tarrant County in 1958.  (World Family Tree, Volume 3)



William B. WYATT:  b. 1837 in Tennessee, son of Absalom WYATT and Sarah HENLEY.  William came to Mississippi as a very young child with his parents, c. 1840.  They first settled in Marshall Co., but moved to DeSoto Co. between 1845-1850.  (World Family Tree, Volume 3)



Yancy WYATT:  b. 1840 in Tennessee, youngest child of Absalom WYATT and Sarah HENLEY.  Yancy came to Mississippi as an infant with his parents, within months of his birth.  Yancy, too, disappears in the census after 1870, so it is possible that he, too, went to Texas or Arkansas. (World Family Tree, Volume 3)



Richard George WYATT:  Richard was married to Elizabeth M. BOND.  Their son, George Steinback WYATT, was born in Oxford, Lafayette County, MS, Nov 23, 1852, and married Fannie (or Fanny) Maude PERRY on 25 December 1876, also in Oxford, Layfayette County, MS. Another son, Robert Hamilton WYATT, was born 09 December 1839 in Oxford.  (IGI)



Elijah S. WYATT: Elijah was married twice.  By his first wife, Obedience _______, he had a son, William Conquest "Bucky" WYATT.  By his second wife, Barbara Ann DODSON, he had another son, Benjamin Franklin WYATT (b. 25 April 1857 in Alabama or Mississippi, d. 04 August 1917), who married Amanda A. "Annie" Brown, with whom he had five children: William Alonza "Willie", Cleavland, Minnea E. Lee "Onie", Georgia Ella "Georgie", and Fincher F.  Elijah was a descendant of the Rev. Haute WYATT.  Working from his father backward: Elijah M. (married Mary Honeycutt) < William Edward (or Edwin) Richard (who married Lettice Nichols) < Capt. Edward (or Edwin) (who married Frances Newton)  < Conquest (and wife Sallie Pate) < Edward (and wife Jane Conquest) < Rev. Haute (and wife Barbara Mitford).  Enter the Rev. Haute Wyatt's name into any search engine, and you will easily find his ancestry, which includes Sir Thomas Wyatt the Poet, among other famous names.



Hubbard WYATT:  Hubbard was born about 1815 in Greenville County, Virginia, the son of Harland and Sylva WYATT.  He was somehow related to the Hubbard Wyatt who married Betsey S. Avery on 31 December 1805 in Greenville County, Virginia.  Sometime before 01 Oct 1868, "Mississippi" Hubbard married Mandy _______ (b. about 1847) in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.



Jacob WYATT:  On 10 December 1875, Jacob married Maria DAVIS in Issaquena County, MS.  He is probably the same Jacob born in Issaquena County about 1855 (no parents given in the IGI).



Robert WYATT: Born 1841 in Calhoun County.



Churchwell WYATT: He is listed in the IGI as Church Will WYATT, and was born about 1864 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, just a little to the southwest of Lee County.  On  08 May 1884 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, Church married Anna Wilson.  (IGI)



James R. WYATT: possibly the son of James Ricks WYATT (b. 1765 in North Carolina, died 1835 in Holmes County, Mississippi), and grandson of Francis or Frank WYATT (b. 1735 in Halifax County, North Carolina, died before 1784 in Chatham County, North Carolina).  If this is so, the Francis/Frank who appears in the census with him is probably his brother.



Nelson WYATT:  Nelson married Ollie Wheatley on 24 February 1876 in Hinds County, Mississippi.



Alexander WYATT:  in the 1840's, there was a WYATT family in Ashe, North Carolina, that was using the given name 'Alexander' over several generations.  There was also an Alexander Wyatt born in Gordon, Georgia in 1819.



Jackson "Jack" WYATT: born about 1861, possibly in Madison County, Mississippi.  On 20 September 1881, he married Emely Semmes in Madison County, MS.



Richmond WYATT: This may be the Richmond R. WYATT who was born 1846 in Rowan, NC, son of Richmond (b. 1803 in Rowan, NC) and Lucy (FOSTER) WYATT (who were married 23 Feb 1822 in Rowan, NC) (per the IGI).



Josiah WYATT:  Josiah was a 21-year-old carpenter, born in Tennessee.  He is found living in the household of John VANDON, a young "founder" (worker in metals) with two other young skilled workmen; the four young men came from all over the country.  A more complete listing from the Census can be found at MADISON CO., MS 1850 Federal Census. This may have been Josiah Nicholas WYATT, born 23 March 1828 in Dyer County, Tennessee, son of  Joseph WYATT and Martha Moon WALTON (see IGI).  According to the IGI, this Josiah was married in Dyer County, Tennessee in 1864 (to Martha Ann PARKS), which would explain why he does not show up in the Mississippi Census again.


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