|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1778|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1862|
Nathan Wyatt, the pioneer, settled on section 34, Jackson Township in June, 1837, bringing with him from Richland County, Ohio, his wife, Mary and three sons and one daughter. Of these children, William afterward settled in Concord Township and died several years ago; S. Bostwick lives in Rome City, Ind., James lives in Allen County, and Rachel married Charles Watson, of Jackson Township. The eldest son, Samuel, came to the county in 1842, and lives in Newville Township, aged eighty-four years. Another son, Thomas, came with his family in company with his father, and now lives in Allen County. Two daughters, Jane and Mary, wives of two brothers, Amaziah and Abraham Johnson; Susan, wife of William A. Squiers, and Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Tarney, with their families, completed what was called the tribe of Wyatt, a most valuable addition to the infant settlement of Jackson Township. About two years later another daughter, Ann, came with her husband, James P. Plummer. After the death of Mr. Plummer she married Mr. Berry, and after his death became the fourth wife of Samuel Tarney, her sister, Elizabeth, Mr. Tarney's wife, having died in 1867. She is now the widow of Mr. Tarney. In 1847 Mr. Wyatt's daughter, Lydia, with her husband, Samuel Watson, moved to the township. She died in 1849, and still later another daughter, Rebecca and her husband, Jacob Maurer, (now deceased) came and settled where she still lives. Nathan Wyatt joined the Methodist Episcopal church in his boyhood, but the last forty years of his life was a member of the Methodist Protestant church, the greater part of the time a class-leader. His influence was felt on the side of right and was a power for good in the new settlement. He was loved and honored by all who knew him, and his death was a bereavement to many friends as well as his own family. He died Dec. 28, 1862, in is eighty-fourth year. His widow lived till Sept. 20, 1874, and died in her ninety-seventh year, retaining her mental vigor till nearly the close of her life journey.
Biography of Nathan Wyatt, pgs 671/672. History of De Kalb County, Indiana. Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, 1885.
Mary Felton Wyatt (1777 - 1874)
Samuel Wyatt (1801 - 1893)*
Elizabeth Wyatt Tarney (1807 - 1867)*
Rachel Wyatt Watson (1820 - 1909)*
Shedrick Bostic Wyatt (1823 - 1892)*
Bear Creek Cemetery
Created by: Old Guy
Record added: Feb 28, 2009
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