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Edward Gaither Hyatt
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Birth: 1740
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1817
Jackson County
North Carolina, USA

A descendant of Sir Charles Hyatt II of England who came to the American Colonies in 1665, Edward Gaither Hyatt came to North Carolina after his father died and his mother remarried. He married Hannah Parker Leatherwood in Maryland or NC and started a family. He joined the patriots and fought the British in the Battle of King's Mountain during the Revolutionary War. Not long after the "Big Pigeon Treaty" had been made with the Cherokee about 1785, Edward left the Morganton area and went even farther west to an area that later became Haywood County. Making friends with the Indians in the area, he selected land near the present town of Waynesville on which to settle, after a brief time living in the Pigeon Valley area. Only a handful of other white men were venturing there to settle at that time. Edward, his wife Hannah, and six children and their spouses, built homes in the area and settled down to frontier living. He was a very devout man and soon built a small log chapel, probably the first Baptist house of worship for miles around. It was located near the present Maple Grove United Methodist Church.

When he was 77, Edward became ill and died while visiting his son Nathan in Jackson County, so was buried there. Hannah was buried in Haywood County when she died several years later in 1837. 
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  Hannah Parker Leatherwood Hyatt (1750 - 1837)
  Shadrach Hyatt (1776 - 1853)*
  Nathan Hyatt (1783 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
Revolutionary Soldier
Hyatt Cemetery
Jackson County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Frances Rogers
Originally Created by: John L. Mathis
Record added: May 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37167217
Edward Gaither Hyatt
Added by: John L. Mathis
Edward Gaither Hyatt
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Thank you for your Service in helping to create this Nation.
- Grady Leroy Puryear
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
Thinking of you, my gggg Grandfather.
- Frances Rogers
 Added: Sep. 10, 2013

- genie keadle
 Added: May. 5, 2013
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