Capt John Seth “Captain” Hyatt

Capt John Seth “Captain” Hyatt

Birth
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Death 5 Jun 1923 (aged 83)
Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA
Burial Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 8, Lot 1
Memorial ID 9096144 · View Source
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Captain John Seth Hyatt (29 Aug 1839-5 Jun 1923), was born in Asheville, North Carolina. He enlisted at Ellijay, Georgia, 12 May 1862, and served with Company A, 65th Georgia Regiment. He attained the rank of captain. Capt. Hyatt was in the Battle of Atlanta, and rather than surrender his sword, he buried it outside of Atlanta. He was wounded 22 Jun 1861, at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, just outside of Atlanta, and was taken prisoner 1 Sep 1864. He resigned 11 Feb 1865. Capt. Hyatt married Mary Cordelia Keith on December 27, 1870 in Stephenville, Texas. Prior to his coming to Midland in 1909, Hyatt was a Pony Express rider for Wells-Fargo, and carried the mail from Fort Belnap to Fort Griffin. An application for pension was filed in Bowie County, Texas. The pension was rejected, however, an unusual amount of information is contained in this file. Location of his grave is Block 8, Lot 1 in Fairview Cemetery, Midland, Texas.


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  • Created by: William Davis
  • Added: 13 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9096144
  • William Davis
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Seth “Captain” Hyatt (29 Aug 1839–5 Jun 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9096144, citing Fairview Cemetery, Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by William Davis (contributor 46624840) .