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Daniel Wyatt of Tennessee

Posted: 22 Sep 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 7:01AM GMT
Surnames: Wyatt, Nichols, Burrow, Flanery
John Wyatt, a Mariner, was born 1720 Gloucester Co., VA and died 1833. He married Martha Gaines in 1745. One of their children was Daniel Wyatt.
Daniel was born 1750 in Gloucester Co., VA and died February 11, 1815 in New Orleans, LA. He married Sarah Martha Wells January 15, 1798 in Lincoln Co., NC.

From Colonial Families of the Southern States of America by Stella Pickett Hardy: Page 544
"Daniel, of Tennessee, b. 1750, in Gloucester Co., VA; d. 1815 in New Orleans, LA. Emigrated to Tennessee about the year 1795, served with distinction in the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812, participated in the Battle of New Orleans, married unknown and had issue."

From Goodspeed Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, Randolph Co., AR. Page 439 (1890)
"Daniel Wyatt was a very early settler of Tennessee. Served in the War of 1812, being a particpant in the battle of New Orleans, at which place he died of smallpox on the 11th day of February 1815."

Daniel was a private in Cocke's 2nd regiment and in Gray's company, West Tennessee Militia.

One of Daniel Wyatt and Martha Wells children was David.
David Wyatt was born 1804 in Stewart Co., TN and died November 10, 1857 in Randolph Co., Arkansas.
Goodspeed Biographical & Historcial Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, Randolph Co. Page 439-440 (1890)
"David and Jansey Wyatt (maiden name Nickols), were natives of the state of Tennessee, the former's birth occuring in 1804, and the latter in 1806. They both died in Randolph County, Arkansas. David November 10, 1857, and Jansey July 29, 1858. They were married in Tennessee in 1823, and in 1833 moved to Cape Girardeau Co., Missouri, and in 1837 to Lawrence Co., Arkansas, coming in 1841 to Randolph Co., Arkansas. Both were members of the Baptist church, and he was a member of Randolph Lodge No. 71, A. F. & A. M., and a Democrat. He worked at the blacksmith trade in connection with farming, and was successful in both enterprises.
There were born to the marriage of David and Jansey Wyatt ten children, of whom Daniel was the fourth child; three of the family are now living; Eveline, wife of Redding Vandergriff, a physician and surgeon, and a farmer of Old Round Rock, Texas; Daniel(D. David), who resides in Randolph County, Arkansas, and Albert P., who went to California in 1859, and has been mining in the west since then."

From family history:
"David's house was the original home of these Wyatts in Arkansas. It was a two room log house and stood on a hill top for many years. It had a huge chimney, built when Daniel D.David Wyatt was twelve years old. The chimney had a big "D" on one of its large stones, put there by the boy Daniel D. David."

The estate of David Wyatt (1804-1857) was administered 1858. The heirs listed were:
Harvey H. Wyatt
Daniel D. D. Wyatt
Eveline (Wyatt) Vandergriff, wife of Redding Vandergriff
Elizabeth I. (Wyatt) wife of John T. Baker
Daniel Stubblefield (on one page the name is Daniel, another pare has the name David Stubblefield)
Jensey E. Baker
Susan F. Wyatt
George W. Wyatt
Albert P. Wyatt

Daniel D. David Wyatt was born July 29, 1830 in Steward County, Tennessee and died April 23, 1904 in Randolph County, Arkansas. He married (1) Nancy Caroline Burrows November 10, 1852 in Ripley County, Missouri, daughter of Jesse Burrow. He married (2) Bethany J. Flanery December 10, 1868 in Randolph County, Arkansas. He married (3) Ellen Adeline Ellis Chesser September 23, 1880 in Randolph County, Arkansas, daughter of William Ellis and Nellie Chesser. (Note: Ellen's maiden name is Ellis, her first husband, Benjamin Franklin Chesser had died. I do not know if Benjamin Chesser was kin to her mother, whose maiden name was also Chesser.)

From Goodspeed Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, Randolph County. Page 439-440 (1890)
"Daniel Wyatt was born in Stewart Co., TN July 29, 1830 and is a son of David and Jansey (Nichols) Wyatt, who were natives of the State of Tennessee.
Daniel received his education in Randolph County, Arkansas, and worked on his father's farm until twenty-three years of age, when he located on the farm where he now lives, then consisting of eighty acres, to which he has since added 700 acres.
November 10, 1852, he married Nancy C. Burrow, a daughter of Jesse Burrow. She was born in Jackson County, Alabama, March 27, 1832, and died in Randloph County, Arkansas on the 30th of September 1868. She bore five children, three of whom are now living; Letha C., wife of J. T. Benntee, a farmer of Cooke County, Texas; Ella, wife of J. W. Knoy, a farmer of Kaufman County, Texas; and Marion, a farmer of Randolph County, Arkansas.
November 10, 1869 was the date of Daniel D. David Wyatt's second marriage, it being with Bethany J. Flanery, a daughter of John Flanery. She was born in Arkansas on the 30th of September 1832, was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and died on the 25th of July 1880, having become the mother of three children; Marvin, John, and Nancy J., who is now the wife of Charles H. Tyler, a farmer of Randolph County, Arkansas.
Daniel D. David Wyatt's thrid marrige took place September 23, 1880, his wife being a Mrs. Ellen A. Chesser (her maiden name was Ellis), whose birth occured on December 13, 1842, in Davidson County, Tennessee. They have one child; Jethro, born May 5, 1881.
Mrs. Wyatt is a member of the Christian Church, and Mr. Wyatt belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
In the month of September 1862, he enlisted in Captain Wyatt's company C, in Colonial Shaver's regiment of infantry, Confederate States army, and served eighteen months, participating in many skirmishes.
In 1876 he was elected to the office of justice of the peace, which position he held for several years, and in 1880 he was elected county and probate judge of Randolph County, Arkansas."

From family history:
Daniel D. David Wyatt was a prominent citizen of Randolph County, Arkansas. He was known as "Uncle Dan", a man of strong character, and well read. A story is told that a young couple were eloping, and came to Daniel Wyatt to get married. They were in a hurry for the girl's father was about to catch them. The J. P. said, "Join hands, kiss the bride, you ugly devil, give me five dollors and be on your way."

Daniel D. David Wyatt is buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas.

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