Posted by: Beth | June 4, 2012

MRIN-11 Ellis A. Wyatt and Mary A. Pennington

Ellis A. Wyatt and Mary A. Pennington

My maternal 2nd great grandparents

MRIN-11

Ellis A. Wyatt

  • Born: 1824 in Dry Fork, Randolph County, (West) Virginia
  • Married: Mary A. Pennington in 1849 in Randolph County
  • Died: Apr 1900 in Dry Fork, Randolph County, West Virginia
  • Buried: in a small family cemetery on the farm that they owned in Randolph County, West Virginia
  • Cause of Death: unknown
  • Parents: John Wyatt and Elizabeth Raines

ELLIS A. WYATT born 1824 on Dry Fork, son of John and Elizabeth (Raines) Wyatt; German ancestry. In 1849 he married Mary, daughter of John and Winnie Pennington. Children, Jacob Flanagan, Samuel Crane, John Imboden, Seymour, Solomon, Jasper T., Ellis A., Washington, Phoebe Jane, Mary Ellen, Lenora E. In 1848 he built the first house in the neighborhood where he resides. After the Civil War he was the first and only Democrat to vote at Dry Fork. No Democratic ticket had been printed, and one had to be written to accommodate him. His father, John Wyatt, was the first settler between Dry Fork and Shaver’s Fork. He settled on Middle Mountain in 1827. The grandfather of the subject of this sketch was Edmund Wyatt, a native of Virginia.

-Source: Hu Maxwell’s History of Randolph County, Page 516
Ellis Wyatt sat down with John J. Ferguson and gave the interview for this book about 3 years before his death.  (What I wouldn’t give to see the original notes from the interview before it had been condensed down to one paragraph)

Not noted in the above bio is that Ellis was also the first Postmaster in Alpena. He took the appointment on June 13, 1879.

Mary A.Pennington

  • Born: Sep 1839 in (West) Virginia
  • Married: Ellis A. Wyatt about 1849 in Randolph County, (West) Virginia
  • Died: after 1900. Her Find A Grave memorial page gives her death date as 1906 which may be correct, but I have not found any sources to verify that date. She is alive in the 1900 census at age 60, but is not found in the 1910 census. We know from that information that she most likely died between 1900-1910. To my knowledge she does not have a cemetery marker and I cannot find a death record on her either.
  • Buried: unknown. Probably in a small family cemetery on the farm that they owned in Randolph County, West Virginia
  • Cause of Death: unknown
  • Parents: John Pennington and Winnie Thompson

Their Children

  1. Jacob Flanagan Wyatt was born on 04 Apr 1851 in Dry Fork, Randolph County, (West) Virginia. He died on 22 Oct 1866 on Shaver’s Mountain in Randolph County, West Virginia at the age of 15 years, 6 months, 18 days. He is buried in a small family cemetery on the farm that his parents owned in Randolph County, West Virginia Cause. His cause of death was Bellows Rheumatism
  2. Samuel Crane Wyatt (1853-1928)
  3. Phoebe Jane Wyatt (1856- after 1880. She is in her parents household with her son in the 1880 census)
  4. Mary E. Wyatt (1859-1945)
  5. John Imboden Wyatt (1862- after 1900. He is in the same household as his mother and brother in the 1900 census)
  6. Seymour Wyatt (1865- after 1900. He is in the same household as his mother and brother in the 1900 census)
  7. Solomon Wyatt (1868-1934)
  8. Ellis A. Wyatt Jr. was born in 1870 and died on 03 Aug 1871 at the age of 1 from Scrofula (Tuberculosis of the neck). He is buried in a small family cemetery on the farm that his parents owned in Randolph County, West Virginia
  9. Lenora Emma Wyatt (1874-1934)
  10. Jasper T. Wyatt was born in Jun 1878 in Randolph County, West Virginia. He died on 31 Jan 1899 in Randolph County, West Virginia from a fever. He was 20 years and 7 months old. He was buried in the small family cemetery on the farm that his parents owned in Randolph County, West Virginia.
  11. Washington Wyatt (1878/1880-???? I think Washington probably was an infant or small child when he died. There is a male child listed as “not named” in the 1880 census. His age was given as 2, but I’m wondering if that might not have been meant as 2 months rather than 2 years as by 2 years they usually had a name. His nephew, George Washington Wyatt, age 5, was listed directly below him)

Sources:

    1. 1850; Census Place: District 52, Randolph, Virginia; Roll: M432_972; Page: 60B
    2. 1860; Census Place: Randolph, Virginia; Roll: M653_1374; Page: 98
    3. 1870; Census Place: Dry Fork, Randolph, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1698; Page: 432A
    4. 1880; Census Place: Dry Fork, Randolph, West Virginia; Roll: 1412; Page: 205C; Enumeration District: 049
    5. 1900; Census Place: Dry Fork, Randolph, West Virginia; Roll: 1771; Page: 28A; Enumeration District:0115
    6. Deaths in Randolph County, WV in the year 1866, District No. 2, Jacob Wyatt
    7. Deaths in Randolph County, WV in the year 1871, District No. 2, Line 18, Ellis A. Wyatt
    8. Deaths in Randolph County, WV in the year 1899, Line 33, Jasper Wyatt
    9. Deaths in Randolph County, WV in the year 1928, Page 185, Line 16, Samuel Wyatt
    10. Book: Randolph County, West Virginia Cemetery Pictures, Volume 4, by E.J. Skidmore, 2004. The Wyatt Cemetery, Pages 15-16
    11. Find A Grave Memorial# 13919233, Ellis A. Wyatt Sr. (includes a picture of Ellis Wyatt and his cemetery marker)
    12. Find A Grave Memorial# 98115828, Mary Ann (Pennington) Wyatt (includes a picture of Mary)
    13. Find A Grave Memorial# 13919250, Jacob Flanagan Wyatt (includes picture of his cemetery marker)
    14. Find A Grave Memorial# 13936963, Samuel Crane Wyatt (includes picture of his cemetery marker)
    15. U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
    16. U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971
    17. The history of Randolph County, West Virginia by Hu Maxwell (1898). Page 516
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Responses

  1. Hi Beth,

    We are third cousins once removed. You have a great blog! Lenora Emma (Wyatt) Flanagan is my maternal 2nd great grandmother. Have you learned anything more about Elizabeth Raines? Why do you think there is uncertainty concerning her background? Thanks!

  2. My name is Sharon Purkey Hudson. My parents were James William and Fanny Malissa Roby Purkey. My grandparents were John Hoy and Peach May Wyatt Purkey. James and Fanny had 12 children (Rella, Lenard, Ronald & Donald (twins), Ileta, Berlen, myself, Betty, Willis, Bonnie and Helen. Ileta Berlen and Betty are now deceased. My oldest sister Rella was overjoyed when I told her that I ran across your blog as she knew some of the info that you posted. It’s great that you’re doing this and can’t wait to see if you find additional info.
    I did notice in your blog that you stated that the female infant that died at birth was Peachie’s and James’. This should be Peachie’s and John’s. Thank you for all your hard work in posting this.

    • Hi Sharon! It’s so great to hear from you. It’s not everyday that I get to meet a new 2nd cousin. Thank you for the additional information and the correction on the James/John. Sometimes I get going and those errors get past me. I haven’t worked on the Wyatt line in quite awhile, so it’s always refreshing to get a little more interest and info to bring me back to them.


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