I'm starting to do some looking into my Grandfather's family.All I know is that his parents were Herbert Rankin Pyeatte and Mary (Buchanan) Pyeatte, and that he was born 12/5/1913 in Cane Hill Arkansas. He had at least one sister, Ruby, but I don't know of any other siblings.
My mother has letters that one of his ancestors wrote back to family when he came over for the CA gold rush.Not sure what year.Do know that either he (this ancestor) came over from, or had very close family in France, as some of the letters had words written in French.Will get more specific about that if needed, I'm about 2 hours away from my mom's copies of the letters.
I would appreciate any help, I do know that the name spelling was changed from Pyeat (Pyeatt?) at some point.