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John Piatt, III
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1767
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1823
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA

John Piatt, III, like his father before him, was a tanner by trade. He was born on April 16, 1767, in Middlesex County, New Jersey to John and Jane Williamson Piatt. He died on March 10, 1823, in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. John Piatt, III married Elizabeth Cline who was born in 1773 in Middlesex County, New Jersey, and died June 21, 1834, in Washington Township, Lycoming County, PA. Both are buried in the Christ Lutheran (Stone Church) Cemetery located on the grounds of the Allenwood Federal Prison Camp (behind White Deer Golf Course) Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
Children of John Piatt, III and Elizabeth Cline:
1.Frances Piatt d: at one year old
2.Mary Piatt m: John Foresman
3.William Piatt married: (1)Hanna Brady (2)Lucy Oakes (3)Sarah Oakes
4.John Piatt m: Mary Foresman
5.Elizabeth Piatt m: Samuel McCormick
6.Jane Piatt m: Isaac Allen
7.Jennie Allen m: Dr. Thomas Byrnes
8.Herman C Piatt m: Charlotte Brady
JUDGE WILLIAM PIATT, eldest son of John Piatt, III and Elizabeth Cline, was one of the representative men of the Brady Township, PA. He was born on January 29, 1795, and died, January 6, 1876. His father, John Piatt, III came from New Jersey. He was a tanner by trade and followed that business until the close of his life. William Piatt learned the trade with his father and followed it during his lifetime. When he grew to manhood he took much interest in politics. In 1830 he was elected a member of Assembly, and again in 1832 and 1833. In 1855 he was chosen an associate judge and served a full term of five years. In addition to these offices, he at one time was elected county auditor, was president of the Loyalsock Turnpike Company and was president of the Uniontown Bridge Company. Judge Piatt was married three times. His first wife was Hannah, daughter of Capt. John Brady. By this marriage he had four sons and three daughters. McCall, one of the sons, resided on the old homestead, which was one of the finest in the township. Mrs. Piatt died, April 26, 1847. His second wife was Lucy C. Oakes, whom he married in 1849. She died, September 15, 1860, and September 10, 1862, he married Sarah Oakes, a cousin to his second wife. Judge Piatt lived and died on the farm where he was born. Near the spot where their first house or log cabin was erected stands an old apple tree with decaying trunk and gnarled branches, that was planted by his father. In 1891 it bore a fair crop, which was gathered by McCall C. Piatt; Find A Grave Memorial #107080897, grandson of him who planted it (John Piatt, III). Although no such stirring events as those under the famous apple tree at Appomattox have occurred beneath its shade, it is undoubtedly older. Indeed there is little doubt that it is the oldest tree of the kind in the county. Judge William Piatt was also involved in the Watsontown Bridge Company and was very active in the old Presbyterian Church. He engaged the Rev. Isaac Grier, Sr., to preach to the congregation. Judge Piatt also had a taste for the military and he raised the first troop of horse in Lycoming County and served as captain for more than twenty years.It was called the First Lycoming Troop, and an act approved April 18, 1843, authorized the Adjutant General to furnish the “Lycoming Dragoons, a volunteer company of cavalry, with holsters, pistols, sabers, and belts.” Training days for the militia which occurred twice a year were great events and the talk of the country side for miles around. He was later commissioned Major in the Pennsylvania Militia. Some of Judge Piatt’s children migrated to Tipton, Iowa, in search of greener pastures, and their letters home are quite pathetic with accounts of their struggles in a new and unsettled land. One son reported that interest rates ran as high as 25%, although he was only paying 12%, when his father came to his rescue with a nice 6% mortgage. When Judge Piatt died he was buried in a private lot, which he had selected on a high knoll, in one of his own fields, overlooking the country for miles around. By his side are also buried several members of his own family. The outlook from his tomb is exceedingly grand the winding river and the receding hills are seen in the distance; in the foreground appear the well tilled fields and neat buildings of the ancestral estate, while at the base of the hill is Road Hall, the old time inn, and the home of the late William Sedam. It is now within the boundaries of the Susquehanna Ordnance Works, surrounded by a high stone wall, and marked by two tall cedar trees bent with the winds of many a year. Unless they have lately blown or been cut down they can still be seen by the motorist as he journeys along Route 15. By his side rest several members of his immediate family. Piatt Township, Lycoming County, PA is named in honor of Judge William Piatt. According to the Lycoming Law Association Historical Sketch, "John Piatt, Jr., the father of Judge William Piatt, was the son of John Piatt, Sr. John Piatt, Sr. was born at Six Mile Run on July, 1740. He married Jane Williamson and had three sons, John, Jacob and William and three daughters, Catherine, Frances and Jane. John Jr. first moved his family to Northumberland County, near Milton, and then to White Deer Valley. He was a boot and shoe manufacturer while in New Brunswick, NJ. He died at a town laid out by the Piatt family now divided by U. S. Route 15, in Brady Township, in 1819, and is buried in the old Presbyterian graveyard now known as the Stone Church, the Christ Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery in Allenwood, Lycoming County. This was included later in the tract taken over by the U. S. Government as a part of the Susquehanna Ordnance Works. The Stone Church was sold to the Lutherans and Reformeds between 1830-40, when the Presbyterians built the Washington Presbyterian Church and Cemetery at Allenwood. The Christ Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery at Allenwood is one of the oldest in the county and contains the remains of many pioneers who died before and after the Revolution. John Piat, IV (1793-1828), the son of John Piatt, III, is also buried at the Christ Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery in Allenwood, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
Children of John Piatt, IV (1793-1828 and Mary Foresman:
1.Catherine J Piatt (1818-1886) married James H Whitson
2.John Piatt, V married Elizabeth R Grafius
3.Lydia Ann Piatt married Samuel Tate Suydam
4.Robert Piatt (1823-1880) attorney at law
5.Dr. William Alphanzo, M.D. (1826-1860); Find A Grave Memorial #78284946, married Margaretta Jane McCormick. Dr. William A. Piatt, M.D. Graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. Lived in Cherrytree, Indiana County, PA.
NOTE: Tombstone reads: John Piatte
Lycoming Law Association 
Family links: 
  John Piatt (1740 - 1820)
  Elizabeth Cline Piatte (1773 - 1834)
  John Piatte (1793 - 1828)*
  John Piatt (1793 - 1828)*
  William Piatt (1795 - 1876)*
  Jane Piatt Allen (1801 - 1885)*
  Mary Elizabeth Piatt Foresman (1803 - 1831)*
  Jane Piatt Sedam (1764 - 1800)*
  John Piatt (1767 - 1823)
  Frances Piatt McKinney (1770 - 1847)*
  William McKinney Piatt (1778 - 1857)*
*Calculated relationship
Christ Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Aged 56years
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Originally Created by: Leanne Keefer Bechdel
Record added: Sep 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21611392
John Piatt, III
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John Piatt, III
Added by: Leanne Keefer Bechdel
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 Added: Sep. 13, 2008

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