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Col Jacob Piatt
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Birth: May 16, 1747
Death: Aug. 14, 1834
Boone County
Kentucky, USA

Taken From:
Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution (1888-1898), Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, submitted by Walter George Smith.

Ensign, Captain Andrew M'Mires' Company First Battalion, First Establishment, December 15, 1775; Second Lieutenant,
Captain Elias Longstreet's Company, November 29, 1776, Adjutant, First Batallion, Second Establishment, First Lieutenant and Adjutant, First Regiment, January 10, 1777;
Captain-Lieutenant, First Regiment, to date from February 2, 1779; Captain by brevt; Captain, First Regiment, October 26, 1779, New Jersey Line; resigned to date March 11, 1780.
Society of the Cincinatti

One of five Piatt brothers who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Jacob Piatt fought in the battles of Quebec, Germantown, Brandywine, Short Hills, and was wounded at the Battle of Monmouth. He also served as a Captain during Major General John Sullivan's 1779 Campaign against the Six Nations of Indians. During that campaign he was in Brig. General William Maxwell's 1st NJ Brigade and in Colonel Matthias Ogden's 1st. NJ Regiment. He was present at the final engagement in Yorktown as well. He married Hannah Cook McCullough on March 15, 1779.
After her death in 1818 he married Martha Perry in 1819 in Cincinatti, Ohio.
Jacob Piatt was a Captain during the Revolution.
He served on General Washington's staff and according to his grandson Donn Piatt, Jacob Piatt was seriously wounded at the Battle of Monmouth, NJ. He later became a Colonel while in Boone County, Kentucky.
After the revolution, he moved his family to Cincinatti, Ohio before finally settling in Boone County, Kentucky.
Hr located in Boone County in 1795 on land he received as a military land grant. He erected Federal Hall on his Petersburg, Boone County Plantation. The large plantation mansion was located on the hillside above second Creek overlooking the Ohio River. He died and is buried there on the hillside. His tombstone is said to have read: A Soldier of the Revolution and of the Cross.
He was a Judge in Bonne County for thirteen years.
The Jacob Piatt Mansion, Federal Hall, above the river, north of Petersburg, burned down in the 1970's.
Jacob Piatt was an original member of the Society of the Cincinatti.
Major Daniel and Captain William Piatt, his brothers, were also original members.

Jacob Piatt's son Benjamin McCullough Piatt (find-a-grave memorial #26403908) became a lawyer and judge. Judge Piatt was a wealthy landowner and entrepenuer. Judge Piatt married Elizabeth Barnett (find-a-grave memorial #26403936).
Their two sons Abram and Donn erected the Piatt Castles which are National Historic Sites. General Abram Sanders Piatt is find-a-grave mem.#5893696. Col. Donn Piatt is find-a-grave mem.#26403930.
Benjamin and Elizabeth Barnett's daughter, Isabella Piatt
Runkle (find-a-grave mem.#26435229) married Ralph E. Runkle(find-a-grave mem.#26170537).
They had a son General Benjamin Piatt Runkle; Find-A-Grave Memorial #12982 is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

From: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans 1904

Benjamin Piatt Runkle, soldier and clergyman, was born in West Liberty, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1837; son of Ralph E. and Hannah Isabella (Piatt) Runkle; grandson of Jacob and Euphemia Runkle and of Benjamin Marshall and Elizabeth (Barnett) Piatt, and a descendant of Adam Runkle, who was descended from the Lords of Runkel of Hesse Nassau, Germany, and of Col. Jacob Piatt of the Continental army, who was a descendant of John Piatt, a Huguenot emigrant. He was graduated at Miami university, Oxford, Ohio, A.B., 1857; was admitted to the bar in 1859, and practiced law in Cincinnati, 1859-61. He was commissioned captain, 13th Ohio volunteers, April 19, 1861; was promoted major, Nov. 8, 1861; honorably mustered out, Aug. 18, 1862; commissioned colonel, 45th Ohio volunteers, Aug. 19, 1862, and again honorably mustered out, July 21, 1864. He served in the West Virginia campaign, 1861, under Rosecrans; in the Shiloh campaign under Buell (in which he was severely wounded and left for dead on the field), in the campaigns in Kentucky and Tennessee under Gilmore and Burnside, and in the Atlanta campaign under Schofield and Sherman. He was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the veteran reserve corps, Aug. 22, 1864; was commissioned major 45th infantry, U.S.A., July 28, 1866; was honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, Oct. 5, 1866, and was brevetted lieutenant-colonel, U.S.A., for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Shiloh, March 2, 1867, and on the same day was brevetted colonel for gallant and meritorious services during the war. He was brevetted colonel, brigadier-general and major-general for meritorious services, Nov. 8, 1868, and was retired, Dec. 15, 1870, because of wounds received in duty. He was editor of the Urbana, Ohio, Union, 1873-75; attended Bexley Hall, the theological seminary of Kenyon college at Gambier, Ohio, 1879-80; was professor of military science and tactics in Milner Hall, Kenyon college, 1879-80, and was admitted to the deaconate of the Protestant Episcopal church in 1880; serving in parishes in Galena, Ohio, Midland, Mich., Minneapolis, Minn., and Greencastle, Ind., 1880-85. In 1888 he became manager of Belford's Magazine. He was married, Feb. 10, 1894, to Lalla Leins, daughter of Andrew and Anna R. Trimble (McDowell) McMicken and granddaughter of Gen. Joseph J. and Sallie Allen (McCue) McDowell. In 1895 he resigned the deaconate. He was professor of military science and tactics in Miami university, 1900-01; in University of Maine, 1901-02, and in 1902 accepted a like position in Peekskill Military academy. He was a founder of the Sigma Chi fraternity, of which he was grand counsel, 1895-97; a trustee of Miami university, 1863-72, and received the degree of L.H.D. from Miami in 1900.


Johnson, Rossiter, ed.
Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
Vol. I-X. Boston, MA, USA: The Biographical Society, 1904.

Jacob and Hannah had the following known children:

Taken From:

Benjamin McCullough Piatt b: 26 Dec 1779 Bloomsbury, Sussex Co, NJ d: 28 Apr 1863 Mac-O-Cheek, West Liberty, Logan Co, OH (buried Piatt Family Cemetery, Logan Co, OH) m: 24 Sep 1799 Boone Co, KY, Elizabeth Barnett b: 2 Oct 1780 d: 8 Apr 1867 (buried Piatt family Cemetery, Logan Co, OH)
John Hopper/Hunt Piatt b: 15 Aug 1781 Bloomsbury, Warren Co (or Sussex Co), New Jersey d: 11 Feb 1822 Washington, DC m: Martha Ann Willis
Frances Annabelle Piatt b: 21 Oct 1783 Bloomsbury, Sussex Co, NJ d: 9 Jun 1840 (or 1870) Indiana m: 22 Nov 1804 Boone Co, KY, Isaac Dunn
Jacob Piatt Dunn m: Harriet Louisa Tate :
Louisa Maria Dunn m: Henry Wesley Tutewiler
Hattie Mary Tutewiler b: Indianapolis, IN, DAR ID Number: 20915
Catherine Dunn b: Evansville, IN, DAR ID Number: 20910
John Piatt Dunn m: Almira Buell
William McCullough Dunn m: Amy Talbot
Amy Nell Dunn b: Philadelphia, PA, DAR ID Number: 34752
Hannah Cooke Piatt b: 30 Mar 1799 (or 1789) Boone Co, KY d: 10 Oct 1884 (or 1885) Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH m: 17 Sep 1816 Boone Co, KY, Phillip Grandin
Mary Eliza Grandin b: 1820 m: 1837 Thomas Jefferson Orr b: 1810 d: 1873
Mary Arabella Orr m: Thomas C Coe
Mary Grandin Coe b: Kenton Co, KY m: E Nelson High (Mary's DAR ID Number: 65360)
George Burnett Orr b: 1841 m: 1864 Anna Ogden Spencer b: 1841
Mary Louise Orr b: 1865 m: 1886 William Taylor Irwin b: 1861
Anna Irwin b: Cincinnati, OH m: Francis G Baldwin (Anna's DAR ID Number: 66826)
Harriet Orr b: m: ? Sweeney (Harriet's DAR ID Number: 13662)
John Piatt Grandin b: 1794 d: 1858 m: 1847 Mary Henry Reading b: 1824 d: 1914
Samuel Sherwood Grandin b: 1846 m: 1892 Alice Bates b: 1861
Alice Louise Grandin b: Westfield, NY, DAR ID Number: 111007
William Piatt b: Boone Co, KY (died as an infant)
Abraham Sedam Piatt b: 30 Nov 1801 Boone Co, KY (or Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH) d: 29 Dec 1876 Petersburg, Boone Co, KY m: 6 Jun 1822 Boone Co, KY, Mary Pope McCoy b: 10 Jan 1805 VA d: 8 Jul 1886 (both buried in the Abraham Piatt family Cemetery in Boone County, Kentucky)

Family links: 
  John Hull Piatt (1712 - 1760)
  Frances Vliet Wyckoff Piatt (1713 - 1776)
  Hannah Cook McCullough Piatt (1760 - 1818)
  Benjamin McCullough Piatt (1779 - 1863)*
  John Hooper Piatt (1781 - 1820)*
  John Hooper Piatt (1781 - 1822)*
  Hannah C Piatt Grandin (1798 - 1884)*
  Abraham S Piatt (1801 - 1876)*
  Jacob Wyckoff (1734 - 1797)**
  Margaret Wyckoff (1735 - 1738)**
  Frances Wyckoff (1737 - 1738)**
  John Piatt (1740 - 1819)*
  Abraham Piatt (1741 - 1791)*
  William Piatt (1743 - 1791)*
  Daniel Piatt (1745 - 1780)*
  Jacob Piatt (1747 - 1834)
*Calculated relationship
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Created by: Terry W.
Record added: Jan 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64920061
Col Jacob Piatt
Added by: Terry W.
Col Jacob Piatt
Added by: Terry W.
Col Jacob Piatt
Added by: Terry W.
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Love to my 5th Great-Grandfather.
- Judy Montei
 Added: Oct. 8, 2012
Love, and rest in peace,
- Pat Flanigan Jordan
 Added: Sep. 23, 2012

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Jan. 30, 2011

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