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Re: Edward DeLozier Frances 'Fanny' Dyer

Posted: 31 Oct 2002 4:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Oct 2004 8:54AM GMT

Thanks for responding to my post.

My Thomas R Wyatt was not the son of Saunders Wyatt, rather his nephew. I've seen many trees that include the following children as Saunders and Eliza Ralston's children: Thomas R Wyatt, b. 1844, Joseph L Wyatt, b. 1849, and Margaret Wyatt, b. abt 1854.

The above 3 children were born to Samuel Wyatt & Mary DeLozier (younger sister to Rachel DeLozier, who was Saunders' first wife). My greatgrandfather was Joseph Larkin Wyatt, and Thomas was my greatgranduncle.

I have death certificates showing their father as Samuel, not Saunders Wyatt. I've found Samuel & Saunders on the 1840 Missouri Census for Rives Co, (which was the original parent county for Henry & St Clair counties).

Now, here's what I've found (so far) regarding Thomas R. Wyatt, Joseph Larkin Wyatt, and Margaret Wyatt. In a letter from my 2nd cousin, he states that 'Jody' (my ggrandfather Joseph) had one brother, Thomas, and a sister Margaret. On the 1860 MO census, I find Thomas living with his Aunt Adaline [DeLozier] Lawler & her family, but unable to find Joseph or Margaret in 1860 (Saunders died in 1858 in St. Clair). Joseph is found living with his Uncle Joseph DeLozier and his family on the 1870 MO census. Again, no hint of where Margaret is - she ultimately appears in Oklahoma where another DeLozier family member migrated to.

Here's what I'm thinking may have happened. I think Samuel & Mary may have met an early death, when their children were very young. I haven't been able to determine the relationship between Saunders and Samuel (they may very well have been brothers) but I think Saunders and Eliza may have taken them in to raise as their own. Once the boys became teenagers, they were sent to work on their relatives farms (as their occupation on the census shows Laborer). This may be why Edward DeLozier names the children of Samuel as heirs to Saunders estate. Saunders may have inherited Samuel & Mary's land when they perished. And when Saunders died in 1858, these three children were 'farmed' out again to DeLozier relatives. Of course this is all conjecture, but.....stranger things have happened..

Look forward to hearing from you. If you like, you may email me directly at:
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
LEMohr 6 Jan 2001 9:19PM GMT 
Robert Kent De Lozier 26 Feb 2001 1:46PM GMT 
RKDeLozier195... 29 Nov 2002 11:58PM GMT 
caroledelozie... 23 Oct 2009 11:23PM GMT 
RKDeLozier195... 27 Oct 2009 3:51PM GMT 
tee1cal1 6 Mar 2001 3:25PM GMT 
tee1cal1 4 Nov 2001 12:07AM GMT 
Megan DeLozier 15 Jun 2002 3:25AM GMT 
BARF50931 30 Oct 2002 6:59PM GMT 
@@TEE1CAL@aol... 31 Oct 2002 11:58PM GMT 
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