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Wyatt Family Bible

I don’t see these very often, it’s a good opportunity to purchase and preserve family history.

Description reads:

Fully adorned/ uniquely designed Full-Leather embossed covers, with some light scuffing, rubbing, fading and wear to extremities, although still quite well kept externally; both boards have detached, and the spine cover, with some chips and loss, has begun to lightly split away, otherwise the Bible is intact and presented well. Central presentation on front pastedown denotes the Bible was donated by the Wyatt family of DeKalb County, Indiana, with the Presentation containing a few members names. Otherwise, the Bible remains unmarked, including family pages and photo holders, both unused. A few leaves in front a little worn on the edges with a few small chips, but the rest bound firm and clean. Many illustrations both in text and plates, some of them being from the amazing Biblical artist Gustave DORE!  Pages lightly browned but nicely aged. Page edges shining gilt. The pages are all present, and the Bible is complete, including the family pages, which remain bright and unused… and immaculate. Good luck!

Dimensions 11″ wide, 13″ tall, 4″ thick. Good luck!


The gentleman whose career is briefly sl<etched in the following lines is 
one of the established residents of Auburn and his life has been such as to 
gain the confidence and good will of the people of his community and to make 
him well and favorably known throughout the county of which he has been 
so long an honored citizen. In the highe,st sense of the term, he is a self- 
made man and as such has met with success in material things such as few at- 
tain and made a record which may be studied with profit by the young men 
of the rising generation. 

Ed Wyatt, as the subject of this sketch is popularly known, is a native 
of DeKalb county, Indiana, having been born in Jackson township, on April 
26, 1862, and is a son of John and Sarah Jane (Robe) Wyatt. John 
Wyatt, the son of Nathan and Mary Wyatt, was born in Mercer county, 
Pennsylvania, April 4, 181 1, and came to DeKalb county, Indiana, in 1836. 
He died July 28, 1906, at his home in DeKalb county, aged ninety-three 
years three months and twenty-four days. He was married April i, 1834, in 
Medina county, Ohio, to Eva Kitchen, who died February 12, 1839. Their 
only child, Rachel, was born sixteen months after they came to this county 
and died at the age of fourteen years. On September 12, 1839, Mr. Wyatt 
married Sarah Jane Robe, a native of Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, born 
on October 31, 1820, and who died Januar}- 2'], 1888, aged sixty-seven years 
two months and twenty-six days. It was in the fall of 1836 that Mr. Wyatt 
came to Jackson township to seek a location for a future home. Here, travel- 
ing through the dense woods, which were full of a thick growth of wild pea 
vines, prickly ash, etc., the knees of his pants wore out and his hide too, but he 
bound up his knees and struggled on. He selected government land in sec- 
tion 34, then returned for his family, bringing them here the fall of 1837.

The deed for this land was signed by President Andrew Jackson. In the
spring of 1837 John Wyatt’s father had come from his Ohio home and so
many of the family and relatives accompanied him that the people there
called it the exodus of the tribe of Wyatt. Nathan Wyatt also settled in
section 34 in Jackson township, and for the last forty years of his life was a
member of the Methodist Protestant church, the greater part of the time a
class leader and he was a power for good in the new settlement. John Wyatt
was taken sick soon after reaching his new home, and he hired his brother-in-
law, A. Squiers, to cut logs to make the house, built it with a puncheon floor
and an outside chimney of clay and straw. The following spring he added
a hearth made of mud. They were in comfortable and better circumstances
than some of their neighbors. About the hohdays, winter set in. He had
nothing of any kind to winter the seven cattle he had brought with him.
The poor animals would roam around the house and moan so pitifully at
night that he would cover his head to keep out the sound, but he bought some
corn meal and a barrel of salt (price nine dollars), and that, with browsing
tree tops, brought the cattle out all right in the spring. Of the season of
1838 he wrote: “We ran out of provisions. I managed td get a bushel of
corn and going nine miles to mill liy a zigzag road through the wt^ods, could
not get my grist until the next day and then not, because I would not Iruy a
jug of whiskey. I traveled that road four times and finally, to keep from
starving at home, gave money to fill that jug, got my grist and finished my
well and got good water.” He gave twelve dollars for a barrel of flour, six-
teen dollars a hundred for pork ; drove far and near to get corn, found some
west of Fort Wayne three years old and musty and co\’ered with litters of
rats. It was all he could get and it cost him one d<illar a bushel. Roads
were only a few trails cut through forest and dense underbrush, and much
stuff was hauled up the St. Joe in boats and he had many narrow escapes from
tipping over and losing the cargoes. John Wyatt owned and lived on the
same land for seventy years, a record never equaled in DeKalb county.

Edmond Wratt was reared on the parental farmstead in Jackson tow-n-
ship and completed his educational training in the high school at Spencer-
ville. Reared as he was to the life of a farmer, he pursued this vocation
after reaching his majority and became the owner of forty acres of good land
in Jackson township. In 1891 he sold this tract and lx>ught eighty acres in
Newville township, to the cultivation of which he devoted his attention until
1902, in February of which year he sold his farm and moved to Auburn. In
January, 1903, Mr. Wyatt engaged in the coal business in this city, to which
he has since devoted his attention and in which he has lieen rewarded with
very creditable success. He carries a complete line of hard and soft coal and
coke and is prompt and reliable in his deliveries to the trade. A man of good
business judgment and the strictest integrity, he has won and retains” to a
notable degree the confidence of the people and, because of his sterling quali-
ties and genial manner, he is popular in the circles in which he moves.

On March 8. 18S5. Mr. Wyatt was married to Jane McKinley, who 
was born in 1862 in Ashland coimty, Ohio, being brought the same year to 
DeKalb county, Indiana, by her parents. William and Sarah (Romine) Mc- 
Kinley, the former of whom was a second cousin of President McKinley. 
Her parents were residents of Jackson township, this county, for many years, 
but in later life removed to Butler township, where they spent their last 
days. Mr. McKinley was born in Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, on January 
22, 1820, and his death occurred on February 6, 1896, at the age of seventy- 
six years. He was a good neighbor, kind and considerate to all and was gen- 
erous in his aid to others. His first wife, Mary Shinneman, became the 
mother of four children, and his second wife, to whom he was married on 
January 9, 1851, was born in Putnam county, Ohio, on September 11, 1830, 
and died on April 21, 1900. She became the mother of twelve children, of 
whom eight are living. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt have been born three children: Franklin 
Dale, born December 30, 1885, married May Milliman, and they have three 
children, Violet Marie, Charles Cecil and Harry Richard ; lea May, born May 
4, 1887, is the wife of Fordyce Newton, of'Auburn : Myrtle, born December 
20, i88g, is at home with her parents. Since May, 191 1. Fordyce Newton 
has been a partner with Mr. Wyatt in the coal business, although his per- 
sonal attention is given to his own trade as a machinist. Fraternally, Mr. 
Wyatt is a member of the Knights of Pythias. 

Mr. Wyatt has always been enterprising and public spirited and ready 
at all times to lend his influence to measures and movements having for their 
object the welfare of his fellowmen. His character has always been above 
reproach, his word as sacred as his bond and all who know him speak in high 
praise of his sterling qualities of manhood and citizenship. He has li\ed 
wisely and his friends, who are legion, unite in the earnest prayer that he may 
be spared many years to bless the world."

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I’m going to leave this post up after auction end because the seller included so much important information.

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Updated 5/29/12

This should be a convenient starting-place for “cousins” who are just starting to pull their trees together.

Adam Wyatt
Born 1320 in Yorkshire, England
Died 1385 in Yorkshire, England
Married Agnes Wigton
Born 1330 in Norwoods, London, England
Died 1385 in Southange, Yorkshire, England

Son William Wyatt
Born 1350 in Southange, Yorkshire, England
Died 1388 in Southange, Yorkshire, England
Second wife Jane Bailiffe
Born 1355
Died 1372

Son Robert Wyatt
Born 1372 in Southange, Yorkshire, England
Died 1440 in Southange, Yorkshire, England
Married Jane Skipwith
Born 1395 in South Haigh Mexborough, Yorkshire, England

Son Geoffrey Wyatt
Born 1410 in Southange, Yorkshire, England
Died 1460 in Southhenge, Surrey, England
Married Anne Skipwith – a cousin (?)
Born 1411 in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
Died 1443 in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England

Son Richard Wyatt, Sheriff 
Born 1428 in South Haigh Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
Died 1478 in Kent, England – not at Allington, the Wyatts didn’t own it yet
Married Lady Margaret Jane Bailiffe or Clarke
Born 1438 in Yorkshire, England
Died 1460 in Boxley, Kent, England

Sir Henry Wyatt
Loyally served Henry VII, helped Henry VIII get the ball rolling.
Born 1460 in Boxley, Kent, England
Died March 10, 1537 in Boxley, Kent, England
Married Lady Anne Skinner
Born 1475 in Ryegate, Sussex, England
Died 1503 in Boxley, Kent, England

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Poet, a.k.a. Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder
Friend of /diplomat and ambassador for Henry VIII.
Born 1503 in Allington, Kent, England
Henry VIII had him deliver the Imperial Ambassador to London and he got sick from the heat and died at 39 years of age on 11 October 1542.
Married Elizabeth Brooke
The unhappy marriage did not last long.
She was born 1503 in Cobhamhall, Kent, England
After Sir Thomas’ death, Elizabeth remarried Sir Edward Warner, Lord Lieutenant of the Tower. When she died 10 October 1542, she was buried on Tower grounds.

(Interesting: After Henry VIII elbowed our Sir Tom out of Anne Boleyn’s circle, he took Elizabeth Darrell as his mistress. She was one of Katherine of Aragon’s few trusted servants. Katherine left money for Elizabeth’s eventual marriage, but that didn’t happen until both Sir Thomases were deceased. She had three children by Sir Thomas Wyatt the Poet and/or Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger. Potentially tawdry, I know. After Wyatt’s Rebellion one of her sons was executed with his father or half-brother – depending on what you choose to believe.)

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder’s son by his wife, Elizabeth Brooke –

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger
One of the leaders of “Wyatt’s Rebellion” against Queen Mary Tudor
Born 1521 in Allington Castle
Died a traitor’s death 11 April 1554 for his role in the rebellion against Queen Mary (Wyatt’s Rebellion)
Married Lady Jane Hawte or Haute
Born 1522 in Bishopsbourne and Wavering, Kent, England
Died 1600 in Boxley, Kent, England

Sir George Wyatt
First biographer of Anne Boleyn, still quoted.
(See footnotes for Allison Weir’s The Six Wives of Henry VIII.)
Born 1550 in Kent, England
Died 1625
Married Lady Jane Finch 8 Oct 1582, Caswell, Kent, England
She was born 1555 in Eastwell, Kent, England, Great Britain
Died at the age of 89 in Allington Castle, Kent, England, Great Britain
Buried 27 March 1644 in Boxley, Kent, England, Great Britain

Reverend Hawte Wyatt
Born  4 Jun 1594 in Maidstone, Kent, England
Died 31 Jul 1638 in Maidstone, Kent, England
Married Anne Cocke or Cox
Born 1607 in Maidstone Co., London, Kent, England
Died 29 Feb 1632 in Boxley Abbey, Kent, England

Captain John Wyatt
(First of four sequential John Wyatts)
Born 1630 in Boxley, Kent, England
Died 1666 in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States
Married Jane Osborne
Born 1622 in Boxley, Kent, England
Died 1665 in Gloucester, Virginia, USA.

John Wyatt
(Second of four sequential John Wyatts)
Born 1663 in Boxley, Kent Co., England
Died 1684 in Gloucestor, Carolina, Virginia, United States
Married Anne Jones
Born 1663 in Lancaster, Virginia, United States
Died date unknown, Rappahannock, Virginia, United States

Captain John Wyatt
(Third of four sequential John Wyatts)
Born 1684 in Gloucestor, Carolina, Virginia, USA
Died November 1750 in Plaindealing, Caroline, Virginia, USA
Married Jane Pamplin
Born 1690 in Rickling, Essex, England
Died 1750 in Caroline, Virginia, USA

John Wyatt
(Fourth of four sequential John Wyatts)
Born 1731 in St George Parish, Caroline, Virginia, United States
Died 1 Mar 1785 in Gloucestor, Carolina, Virginia, United States
Married Elizabeth Ballard Smith
Born 19 Apr 1740 in Louisa, Virginia, United States
Died 13 Aug 1766 in Orange, Virginia, United States

Henry Wyatt
Born 1753 in Drysdale Parish, King Queen, Virginia, USA
Died 27 Dec 1823 in Pendleton, Kentucky, USA
Married Elizabeth Redd
Born 1759-10-05 in Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
Died 1840 in Pendleton, Kentucky, USA

James R. Wyatt
Born 1792 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Died 1840 in Pendleton, Kentucky, USA
Married Rachel Rice
Born 1797 in Virginia, USA
Died 1860 (after)

Daughter Sarah Jane Wyatt
Born 1823
Died 1915
Husband William T. Clayton
Born about 1823 in Nicholas Co., KY
Died 15 Jan 1863 in Civil War

James C. Clayton
Born 24 Aug 1859 in Pendleton Co., KY
Died after 1900 in Harrison Co., KY
Married Roselle E. (Rosa) Simpson
Born May 1869 in Harrison Co., KY
Died AFT 1900 in Harrison Co., KY

Annie Mariah Clayton
Born Apr 1891 in Harrison Co., KY
Died September 6, 1954
Husband Jesse T Bolen
Born May 1887 in Indiana
Left his wife and son, moved to Oregon & started a new family
Died 1946, buried in Crescent Grove Cemetery, Tigard, Oregon

Edwin Harold Bolen – my grandfather.
Born 23 October 1909 in Springfield, Ohio
Died 14 October 1974 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Married Edla Sophia Wuolle – my grandmother

Dates rarely match in these old records. If you see glaring errors, please let me know!

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Wyatt Coats of Arms

Wyatt Coat of Arms

Richard – son of Captain John Wyatt (1684) and Jane Pamplin made history for burning the family coat of arms. 

This excellent site helped me establish his relation within our family tree – check it out when you get a chance: http://jbwyatt.com/history.htm)

The following is from A History of Caroline County, Virginia by Marshall Wingfield: page 490.
(I ordered this book for my library;  I have a link to it below.)

“The Wyatt Family

The Wyatt family of Virginia descends from the distinguished English line of Sir Thomas Wyatt, courtier and poet. Just preceding the Revolution, Richard Wyatt, (1720-1803), at his home in Caroline county, becoming incensed at the Mother Country, tore the family Coat of Arms from the wall, and, hacking it from the frame with his sword, threw it on the blazing logs in the fireplace. It was rescued by his daughter, Nancy, who later became the second wife of Colonel Anthony New. When they removed to Kentucky, the treasured painting went with them. In the year 1830, a descendant seeing the old relic in their Kentucky home made a little sketch of the design. Though blackened by fire and smoke, there were still to be plainly seen bands of boar’s heads on the shield similar to the Arms of Sir Thomas Wyatt of England. The painting was later totally destroyed by fire, but the little sketch is still in the family.”

If you cruise the ‘net, you may find a copy of the drawing. I remember seeing it, but forgot to make a copy.

More about Richard Wyatt: He was born May 20, 1720, died at “Plain Dealing” in November, 1803. His first wife was Elizabeth Streshley, who died at the birth of her first child in 1744. Richard then married Amy, daughter of Walter Chiles on November 17, 1752. Walter was a descendant of immigrant Walter Chiles who represented Charles City county in the General Assembly, was Speaker and member of the James City Council.

Click to order “A History of Caroline County, Virginia” by Marshall Wingfield:

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Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth

Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth

During the battle Molly Pitcher, the wife of an American gunner officer, is said to have taken over the firing of her husband’s cannon, when the crew became casualties.

Henry Wyatt was born in 1759 in King and queen City, VA.

Henry served in the 7th VA Regiment “under Colonel Health of the Continental Line under Captain Hill for 1 year”.

He fought in the Battle of Monmouth.  Record of his service can be found in Revolutionary War Rolls, compiled 1894 – 1913, documenting the period 1775 – 1783

Learn about the battle: 


Here are some excerpts …

“General Washington, bringing the main American army along the Monmouth road, encountered, not the rear of the British column, but Lee’s regiments, retreating in considerable disorder with the British advancing behind them.

Memorably this is the one occasion Washington is said to have sworn. He deployed a consignment of oaths directed at Lee, to the admiration of those listening, before ordering Lee to the rear. Washington then galloped forward and began the task of rallying Lee’s disordered troops.

Some US authorities categorise Lee as a traitor. Lee is a strange and interesting character. He first arrived in America as a captain in Halkett’s 44th Regiment, taking part in Braddock’s disastrous march to the Ohio River during 1755. Lee continued to serve during the French and Indian War. He was given the nickname of “Boiling Water” by the Iroquois due to his temper. He was also the subject of an assassination attempt by members of his regiment.

The British suffered some 300 casualties and the Americans 350. Up to 100 men are thought to have died of heatstroke during the battle.”

Overall, the battle was considered a bit of a wash with no real victor.

After the war Henry married Elizabeth Redd on June 9, 1787 in Spotsylvania. VA. “Cousin” Bonnie Snow provided the following – thank you Bonnie!

The marriage bond of Henry Wyatt and Elizabeth Redd …

Please to issue Henry Wyatt license for to marry my daughter Elizabeth Redd. June 9,1787
 Elizabeth Redd

Know all men by these presents that we Henry Wyatt and P.D. Redd are held and firmly bound unto Sam’l Randolp Esq., Governor of this state and to his successors in the sum of fifty pounds to the payment of which will ( ) to be made, we bind ourselves jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed this 11th day of June 1787. The Cond’n is such that whereas J. Chew Jr. clk of the County Court of Spotsl. hath this day issued a license for the marriage of the above named Henry Wyatt unto Elizabeth Redd of the said County. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marg’e and then the above obligation to be void.

Henry Wyatt (SEAL)
Phillip D. Redd (SEAL)

As I understand it, Revolutionary War veterans were given land in Kentucky. Henry Wyatt moved to Pendleton County in the early 1800s. He had a plantation of approximately 500 acres.

Henry Wyatt applied for his Revolutionary Pension (W-836)  in Pendleton County, Kentucky on October 19, 1819.  His stated age was 60 years old and he reported serving in King & Queen County, Virginia.

He died October 4, 1824 in Pendleton City, Kentucky. At the time of his death he left 8 slaves, 325 acres of land – and a widow who had to fight long and hard to get his pension. 

(My family had the following, as did “cousin” Bonnie Snow.)


Rev. & 1812 Wars Section
September 17, 1926

Mrs. R. B. Browder


I have to advise you that is appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, W. 836, that HENRY WYATT enlisted in King & Queen County, Virgina, in 1777 and served on year as a private in Captain Thomas Hill’s Company in Colonel Heth’s Virginia Regiment and he was in the battle of Monmouth.

He was allowed pension on his application executed October 19, 1819 at which time he was sixty-six years of age and was a resident of Pendleton County, Kentucky.

He died December 27, 1823.

He married in 1787 in Spottsylvania County, Virginia, Elizabeth Redd.  She was allowed pension on her application executed November 1, 1837, while a resident of Pendleton County, Kentucky, and at that time she was over seventy years of age.

Henry and Elizabeth Wyatt had the following children:  Mordecai who was the oldest, Parmelia, James, Philip, Betsey, Henry, Nancy, Agnes, Beverly, John and Sally.

E. W. Morgan
Acting Commissioner”

Emily Permelia Wyatt (noted in the Revolutionary pension document) was born about 1795.  She married Moses Simpson and one of their children was Martha Simpson, born in 1827.   She married Josiah F. Tinney on October 19, 1841. Josiah was in the War of 1812.

Their son John Henry Tinney was in the Civil War. Martha’s letter to her son at this time is heartbreaking.

See my other post for details. If you have information to share, please contact me!!!

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