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 Leander Pyatte

Leander Pyatte

Birth
Avery County, North Carolina, USA
Death 10 Jan 1864 (aged 35–36)
Georgia, USA
Burial Pyatte, Avery County, North Carolina, USA
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Death: 10 JAN 1864 in Atlanta, GA in a prison hospital
Event: Church office 1856 First delegate from Big Meadows Church, Pyatte, NC at an association in Mitchell co
Event: Church office 1861 Big Meadows Baptist Church represented by Leander Pyatte to the Roan Mountain Association
Census: 3 SEP 1850 Yancey co., NC
Census: 1860 Watauga co., NC
Event: Administrator JAN 1858 Named executor of Jake Carpenter's estate
Event: Administrator JAN 1859 Inventory of Jake Carpenter's estate
NAMS: 1904 'Pyatte', NC/ post office from 1904-1953
Burial: AFT 10 JAN 1864 Atlanta, GA?
Military Service: 10 DEC 1863 Forcibly mustered into Co. A, NC 58th Inf in Dalton, GA
Event: Land grant 3 MAR 1857 36 acres in Yancey co., NC
Event: Fact 16 APR 1862 Confederate Conscription Act
Event: Court SEP 1861 Road order

Avery County Heritage Biographies, Genealogies, and Church Histories, Vol
2, p 221:
Leander Pyatte, b 1826 or 1827, oldest son of Joseph, Jr., and granson of Joseph Pyatte, Sr., a Revolutionary war soldier, was reared on a farm near Spear, North Carolina, where Joseph, Jr. and his wife Jane lived and where they are buried in the Dick Wisean Cemetery on Pyatte's Creek. It
is interesting to note that Leander, about whom the least is known and whose grave has never been identified, is the one who gave the most fame to the name Pyatte. It was for him the settlement (town) of Pyatte, N.C. was named and a post office established. The community is still identirfied by that name. (See Pyatt family of Western North Carolina by
Martha Pyatte.)
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Leander died in the Civil War; he was suffering from a fever.
p 222:
Many efforts have been made to locate the grave of Leander, but thus far without success. Stories handed down are at variance causing difficulty
in narrowing the search. Jane's children thought he was buried in Tennessee; another, Indiana; still others, Alabama or Georgia. It is not even agred which side he fought on. It is certain that he was taken against his will as he had been hiding out in Pyatte's laurels when he
slipped in one night to repair the children's shoes. Soldiers who were watching the house took him by force. He told Tilda that he would not live long as he was suffering from fever.

His homeplace marker was placed in remembrance June of 1978 before the Pyatte reunion.
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Children:
Martha Johnson
Z. D. Pyatt
Ellen Wilson.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 30 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47306116
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leander Pyatte (1828–10 Jan 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47306116, citing Franklin Cemetery, Pyatte, Avery County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .