Pioneer for Zion.

PC 2 12 1944

Pittsburgh Courier, 12 February 1944.

This second obituary of Susan Pyatt, mother of Hannah Pyatt Peacock, made special mention of her role in organizing Pyatt’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion, just inside Edgecombe County. The congregation still meets in a tiny edifice on Temperance Hall Road, a few miles east of Elm City.

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The obituary of Susan Hines Pyatt.

Wilson Daily Times, 21 January 1944.

On 12 February 1891, Alonza Davis, 27, of Edgecombe, son of Hector and Tabitha McKoy of Cumberland County, married Adline Pyatt, 16, daughter of Booker and Susan Pyatt of Edgecombe County.

On 20 June 1894, Levi H. Peacock, 35, son of James and Mariah Peacock, married Hannah H. Piatt, 22, daughter of Booker and Susan Pyatt, in Wilson. J.H. Clark applied for the license, and Presbyterian minister L.J. Melton performed the service in the presence of Mattie Harris, Minnie L. McGowen and Eliza Winstead.

In the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Levi Peacock, 30; wife Hannah, 28; children Olivia, 5, Hannah, 3, and Levi, 2; and mother-in-law Susan Pyett, 59, widow.

In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Ash Street, post office clerk Levi Peacock, 40; wife Hannah, 38; children Oliva V., 15, Hannah, 13, Levi, 11, Susan, 6, Rubie, 4, and Vivian, 1; and mother-in-law Susan Pryett, 55, laundress.

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: post office clerk Livia H. Peacock, 60; wife Annie, 31; children Olvia, 23, Annie L., 21, Livia H. Jr.; Sudie 14, Rubie, 12, Vivian, 9, Bennie, 5, and John, 3; boarders Mary S. Roberson, 32, and Mary Brodie, 20; plus widow Susan Byatt, 62.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: laborer Levi Peacock, 62; wife Hanna, 64; children Susan, 28, a teacher, Elizabeth L., 26, a hospital nurse, John H., 24, and Benjamin, 23; mother-in-law Hanna Luke, 80; and lodgers Susan Piatt, 34, and Ruby Piatt, 15. [This entry seems to contain several errors. Susan Piatt, not Hanna Luke, was Levi Peacock’s mother-in-law, and she was close to 80, not 34 years old. Also, Ruby was Levi and Hannah Peacock’s daughter.]

Hannah H. Peacock, 50, died 29 March 1935 in Wilson. Per her death certificate she was born in Edgecombe County to Booker Pyatt of Petersburg, Virginia, and Susan Hines of Edgecombe County; resided at 218 Ash Street; was a school tecaher; and was the widow of Levi Peacock.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Hana Peacock, 32; her grandmother Susie Pyatt, 84; and brothers John, 22, and Benjamin Peacock, 24.

Susan H. Pyatt died 14 January 1944 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born in 1874 in Edgecombe County to Louis Hargrove and Hannah Lewis Hines; was widowed; and resided at 218 Ashe.