Samuel Wyatt (c.1755 - d.)

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Birthplace: Virginia
Death: Died in Kentucky (?)
Occupation: soldier, miller
Managed by: Michael Taylor
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About Samuel Wyatt

Samuel Wyatt was a Revolutionary War soldier born in North Carolina. (See: Stewart Clan Magazine at page 7, volume 44; North Carolina Species Certificate No. 603.)

From the Whitley County Kentucky 1818-1993 History & Families: Samuel Wyatt, Sr. was born ca 1755 in Virginia, came to Kentucky via North Carolina and Tennessee, and was first registered on Knox County, KY, tax lists in 1805.... He settled in Greene County Tennessee for a while before removing to Knox County. Family tradition holds that Samuel was a descendant of Sir Francis Wyatt, first governor of Virginia. Samuel Wyatt built a grist mill in Knox County and also drilled wells for salt extraction. His mill was located on Brush Creek in 1814, in Knox County. He also operated a still. He married Rebecca Bennett, daughter of John Bennett who also served in the Revolutionary War for North Carolina, receiving North Carolina Specie Certificate #607 of record June 12 1783. John settled in Greene County, Tennessee.

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From Don Perkins (source?):

Samuel Wyatt was captured by Indians in 1757 who slaughtered his father John and family. He was retrieved by cousins Edward Wyatt and family in 1771 and lived in and around Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co.,Va. Samuel Wyatt then became known and respected as an Indian Fighter. He married Rebecca Bennett, dau. of John Bennett of Va. ca. 1775. Next found Samuel Wyatt and John Bennett in North Carolina Army Continental Line getting discharge in 1783. Both families moved to Greeneville, Tennessee District of N.C. where John Bennett received a 300 acre military warrant land grant. Samuel later bought 640 acres there. Both on 1783 Greenville Tax List. Samuel Wyatt migrated on to Claiborne Co., Tn., buying and selling land until settling permanently in Knox Co.,Ky. Samuel Wyatt was a miller and also drilled for salt wells in Knox Co, Ky.

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Knox Co., Ky - 3/21/1820 Samuel Wyatt gave power of attorney to his son William Wyatt of Greene Co., Tn. to settle the affairs of his wife, the former Rebecca Bennett, daughter of John Bennett.

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A Samuel Wyatt is listed as a constable of Randolph Co., (West) Virginia in 1818. [Probably different?]

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