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Mary Lois Hiatt (Smith)

Also Known As: "Lois", "Hyatt", "Hyot", "Hayet", "Hiatt"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Butleigh, Somerset, England
Death: circa 1745 (66-74)
Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Smith, of Maryland and Grace Smith
Wife of John Hiett, I
Mother of Mary Hiatt; George Hiatt; John Hiatt, II; William M. Hiett, Sr.; Elisha Hiatt and 9 others
Sister of Hannah Smith; William Smith; George Smith and John Smith

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About Mary Lois Hiatt


1a2B) John Hiett [Chr. 27 Apr 1676 Street, s.o. Richard Hiett] d.c. 1727 America

Married: c. 1695 Mary Smith [Chr. 22 Apr 1673 Butleigh] d.o. William and Grace Smith #, d. 1745 Bucks County, Pennsylvania


1) John b. 1696 [probably Butleigh]

2) George b. 1698 [probably Butleigh]

3) William b. 1700 Bucks County, Pennsylvania

John Hiett, arrived in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the autumn of 1699. On 11 April 1700 he purchased 300 acres of land (Bucks Co. Pennsylvania DB 3, page 27) from John Rowland for 350 p. (The foregoing deed is also mentioned in the 'Inventory of Church Archives, Pennsylvania - Friends' . ( In 1700, John Hiett bought 300 a. of John Rowland, a Quaker, who had given the land for the Watson Graveyard out of his tract previous to 1700. The land had been granted to John Rowland by William Penn in 1673. In 1702, John Hiett sold this 300 a. to Thomas Watson, tanner, for 400 p. (DB 3, p. 88) Deed book 4, p. 15, Bucks County: On April 22, 1706, John Hiett of the County of Bucks in ye province of Pensilvania Yeom'n - bought land granted and confirmed unto Andrew Ellet by patent under the hand of William Penn ". John's wife was Mary Smith, the daughter of William and Grace Smith. William lived in Cecil County, Maryland, where on the 20th of May 1710 his will was proven. Some 50 miles SW of Philadelphia in the north east corner of the State of Maryland, lies the county of Cecil. It was here, in Cecil Co., MD that William Smith wrote this will on the 20th of September 1708, it was proved the 20th of May 1710. He leaves to 2nd son John and heirs 1000 acres, dwelling plantation, to daughter Mary, wife of John Hayet, and granddaughter Hannah, daughter of son William personalty (Personal property) . Executors wife Grace, and son John. Teste: David Evans, William Smith 13:113. The name Hayet becomes Hiett in further court proceedings regarding this will. Both, Hietts and Smiths families were members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Somersetshire, England. William Smith, the Quaker, bought a certificate to Philadelphia for himself and wife and family, dated 1699, from Glastonbury Monthly Meeting in Somersetshire, England. It is quite possible, that our John Hiett, immigrant, came to America with his wife's family. William and John Smith, brothers of Mary Smith Hiett, are probably the ancestors of the Smiths show settled in Virginia in the same community and at about the same time as did John Hiatt Jr. and his brother William Hiatt, sons of John and Mary Smith Hiett. Mary Hyot was noted in the Falls Monthly Meeting in Bucks Co. PA, she was received on certificate the 7th of the 6th month in 1706. The History of Bucks Co. Pennsylvania mentioned that the families of Roberts, Foulke, Gilbert, Nixon, Edwards and Hyatt were prominent among those who formed the early community, his was in early 1700's. John Hiett is called a yeoman, in the early deeds of Bucks Co. A yeoman is a freeborn common man of the most respectable class, a freeholder. John is known to have resided in the town of Makefield in Bucks Co. at one time, it is possible that he was a merchant, by which means he acquired the 350 p. (over $1500) to make his first purchase of land in 1700. Andrew Ellet, from whom John Hiett purchased land, was a merchant. He is most probably identical with the John Hyatt who was a witness to the will of Thomas Masters of Philadelphia, Merchant, dated 4 Dec. 1723. Also he was a witness to a will of Abraham Bickley, a Quaker merchant from Burlington, New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA. ( Hiatt - Hiett, Genealogy and Family History, compiled and edited by William Petty Johnson, Payson , Utah )

DD/S/BT/5/7/4 1] John Hiett of Butleigh, yeoman and wife Mary 2] William Hopkins of Butleigh yeoman Assignment of Casway Close (2a) in Butleigh.. [Somerset Archive and Records, BUTLEIGHCOURT PAPERS] Date: 1698

DD/S/BT/6/8/3 1] John Hiett late of Butleigh but now of Pennsylvania, America and wife Mary 2] Henry Coate of Kingsbury, yeoman Mortgage of Hiett's messuage, 6a in the moor, Darksome (1/4a), 4a at East end by Barton river, 2a at Whitewell, 6a at Shilfehedge, 6a at Brownswell Date: 1700.


An excerpt from Larry Anderson's latest HIATT Volume II boo k:


Mary SMITH was the daughter of William SMITH and Grace, thi s much we do kn ow positively. Also it seems fairly plain t hat at least John and Mary appear to have been on the sam e vessel which carried Mary's parents and brothers to the A merican shores in 1699. However, there is much lacking in o ur research concerning the brothers of Mary, or even more s o, any possible sisters or other siblings other than the Jo hn, George and William SMITH. It would be an interesting ta sk to search some of these further connections for at leas t a few generations.

In the March 1986 HIATT Family Newsletter, we included a pa rt of a tradition that was followed by Dr. Joseph Copeland . He passed away before his work was published. I submit th is as a tradition and a theory and personally believe it ha s merit. I was also told the by my grandfather that he ha d been told that one of his grandfathers was Captain John S MITH and an Indian Maiden.

I have done a great deal of research and have found very co nvincing evidence that leads credence to this story. I wil l not include it here but will develop the story and inform ation for anyone wishing to further study and research thi s connection. I would suggest you not rule it out until yo u see more of the facts and story. I have found this stor y pervasive in family traditions so far removed that it i s not possible for them to be shared in recent history. Som e of these families separate in the early 1700's but retai n the same story.

Through some correspondence Dr. Copeland wrote ."I have bee n working on my ancestry for the past few years since I ret ired. I am especially interested in the Copeland and HIAT T families paternal and maternal families.

I have my ancestry back to the 1600's for 61 out of 64 ance stors. All were Quakers, beginning with the Immigrant Joh n HIATT and his wife Mary SMITH.
Mary Smith Hiett was the daughter of William and Grace Smith. Prior to immigrating to the colonies, Mary Smith and John Hiett married c1695.

From the book, Hiatt * Hiett Genealogy and Family History 1699-1949 by William Perry Johnson: "Some fifty miles southwest of Philadelphia, in the northeast of the state of Maryland, lies the county of Cecil. It was here, in Cecil Co, MD, that William Smith wrote his will on 20th of September 1708; it was proved the 20th of May 1710.

For those interested in a further investigation of the Smiths, it is suggested they check the William Smith, Quaker, who brought a certificate to Philadelphia for himself and wife and family dated 1699, from Glastonbury Monthly Meeting in Somerset-shire, England.

Mary Smith Hiett and John Hiett had 3 known sons: John, Jr., (c1696-1764), George (c1698-1793), and William (c1700-1767).

Family links:

 John Hiett (1674 - 1726)

 George Hiatt (1698 - 1793)*


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Mary Lois Hiatt's Timeline

April 22, 1673
Butleigh, Somerset, England
December 5, 1674
Butleigh, Somerset, England
Age 21
Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
February 28, 1698
Age 23
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Age 23
Doylestown, Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 25
Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Age 27
Age 27
Orange, Virginia, United States