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John WYATT
Martha THOMPSON
Mary (__?__) ELWELL
Husband:  John WYATT
Birth:  1784/5, Virginia
Death:  aft. 1850 (prob. IL) 
Father:  Mr. WYATT
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Martha "Patsy" THOMPSON
Birth:  1790-94
Death:  1840-50
Marriage-2: 19 Mar 1850, McDonough Co., IL
Wife-2:  Mary "Polly" __?__
Birth:  1800, Virginia
Death:  aft. 1850
Other spouse:  m1. Mr. ELWELL
Other children:  Mary E. ELWELL, b. 1831/2, OH
Children with Martha THOMPSON:
1.  Andrew WYATT, b.  1801-4 (but surely closer to 1804); d. 1840-50? 
2.  Sinah/Sina/Sinia J. WYATT, b. 1804/5/6  {45, KY}
3.  Nancy WYATT, b. 1806/7  {43, TN}
4.  John Jackson WYATT, b. 1811/2  {38, KY
5.  (Daughter A) WYATT, b. 1810-20
6.  (Son A) WYATT, b. 1810-20

Some sources give Elizabeth WYATT (b. 1801/2, TN) as a daughter of our subjects, but Martha was too young to have a daughter that age.  Martha was even very young to be the mother of Andrew.  Or was Martha consistently lying about her age?  Or did John have an even earlier wife? 

Children with Mary (__?__) ELWELL:
none
Data in braces are {age, birthplace} from the 1850 Census.


Timeline
Year Location Event
1784/5 VA birth of John WYATT
1790-94   birth of Martha THOMPSON
1800 VA birth of Mary __?__
bef. 1801? 1804?   marriage of John WYATT & Martha THOMPSON
1801/2 TN birth of daughter?, Elizabeth
1801-4   birth of son, Andrew
1804/5 KY birth of daughter, Sinah
1806/7 TN birth of daughter, Nancy
1810 Census   not in KY; TN census destroyed 
1811 KY: Christian [now Todd] Co. John WIATT, taxpayer
1811/2 KY birth of son, John
1817 KY: Christian Co. marriage of daughter?, Elizabeth, to Jesse MANN
1819 KY: Christian [now Todd] Co. John WIATT, taxpayer
1820 Census KY: Todd Co.  John WYATT, head-of-household 
1823 KY: Todd Co. marriage of daugther, Sinah, to Gideon STANDARD
1825 KY: Todd Co. marriage of daughter, Nancy, to William PITTMAN
1825-28 Kentucky to Illinois family moves
1828 IL: Morgan Co. marriage of son, Andrew, to Sarah DAVIS
1830 Census IL: McDonough Co. John WYATT, head-of-household
1830 IL: Pike Co. marriage of son, John, to Elizabeth MAYFIELD
1840 Census IL: McDonough Co. John WYATT, head-of-household

Sources:

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

1b.   Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Illinois Marriages: Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):
Wyatt, John Elwell, Polly [Mrs] 19 Mar 1850 McDonough Co.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313):  not found in Christian Co., KY.  The 1810 Tennessee census was lost, except for Grainger and Rutherford Cos.  It is more than likely that our subjects were in Tennesse

2.  Heritage Quest. Kentucky 1820 Federal Census: Livingston, Logan, Mason, Mercer, and Todd Counties. Family Quest Archives Digital Microfilm CD M33-26 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 KY Todd Co. p. 132A John Wyatt 201110-12010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son A
= John Jackson (1811/12)
1 male 16-18 1801-1804 = Andrew
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = John (b. 1784/5)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter A
2 females 10-15 1804-1810 = Nancy (b. 1806/7)
= Sinah (b. 1804/5/6)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Martha (b. 1790-94)

3.  1824 Morgan County Voter List (online at the Morgan County ILGenWeb site):
1824 Voter List Wyatt, John Dg [= Diamond Grove Precinct]
This would appear to be the other John WYATT in Morgan Co. because our subjects' daughter, Nancy, was married in Todd Co., KY, in 1825.

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Federal Census Wyatt, John IL Morgan Co. p. 77
1830 State Census Wyatt, John IL Morgan Co. p. 15
1830 State Census Wyatt, John IL Morgan Co. p. 18
1835 State Census Wyatt, John IL Morgan Co. p. 44
Based on the State Census, there were two John WYATTs in Morgan Co. in 1830.  There is only one John WYATT indexed in Morgan Co. in the Federal Census, and the numbers do not fit our subject (see the one in the Federal Census).   It will take a page-by-page check of the Morgan Co. census to find the second John, assuming it was the indexer who missed him and not the census-taker.  On the other hand, he may be the John WIAT in McDonough Co., IL.  There are no McDonough Co. records indexed on this CD, so I had to do a page-by-page examination of the McDonough Co. census.  The only WYATTs in McDonough Co. were Widow Fanny WIAT and John WIAT (see next record). 

4b.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #33 of 36; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 IL McDonough Co. 5N4W p. 96/190 John Wiat 101 200 100 - 111 001 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830
1 male 10-14 1815-1820
2 males 15-19 1810-1815 = Son A
= John Jackson (b. 1811/2)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = John (b. 1784/5) 
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 =
1 female 5-9 1820-1825
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Martha (b. 1790-94)
These may not be our subjects.  The parents are the right ages and Martha is young enough to have borne the younger children, but there would have had to have been a massive dieoff of the younger children for John & Martha to show up childless in 1840 not so far-fetched as I've seen a family lose four or five children in a matter of weeks to diptheria or other contagious disease.  Either that or one of the married children is living at home and the youngsters are our subjects' grandchildren.

5.  1840 U. S. Census, McDonough County (online at McDonough County ILGenWeb site):
1840 IL McDonough Co. John Wyatt 000 000 010 - 000 000 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = John (b. 1784/5)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Martha (b. 1790-94)

6.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  McDonough Co., IL, p. 285B, 775/775, enumerated 27 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John Whyett 65 M Farmer 600 Virginia
Polly   " 49 F     ditto
Mary E Elwell 18 F     Ohio
Mary is Polly's daughter from her first marriage.

7a.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1810-1813.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year Last 
Name
First 
Name
A B C D E Acres Watercourse
  1810 [not found]                
94 1811 Wiatt John 1       3    
  1812-13 [not found]                
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 and over; B = White Males 16-20 (this column used only in 1811);
C = Blacks over 16; D = Total Blacks; E = Horses
Thomas WYATT also shows up on the tax rolls of Christian Co. for the first time in 1811.

7b.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1814-1818.   (Self-published; this book is out of print; I do not have a copy.  If you have one to sell, please contact me.)

7c.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1819-1823.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year Last 
Name
First 
Name
A B C D Acres Watercourse
67 1819 Wiatt John 1     2    
  1820-23                
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males over 21; B = Blacks over 16; C = Total Blacks; D = Horses
As expected, John disappears from the Christian Co. tax rolls in 1820 when Todd Co. is formed.

8.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850 (Broderbund CD-400):
Elwell, Jacob Doliver, Mary 1 Jan 1827 Geauga Co.
Could this be Polly's first husband?

9.  1830 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
Elwell, Jacob OH Geauga Co. Painesville Twp. p. 242

10.  1840 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
Elwell, Jacob OH Lake Co. Painesville Twp. p. 073

11.  Family Group Sheet by John Charles Tippet.

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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