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Alson Wyatt

Yes another Wyatt that rode with Quantrill from Jackson Co.

Name Alson Wyatt
Birth Date 9 Jan 1837
Birth Place Ashe County, North Carolina, United States of America
Death Date 17 Jun 1863
Death Place Jackson County, Missouri, United States of America
Cemetery Blue Ridge Cemetery

1850 censusName Alson Wiate
Gender Male
Race White
Age 12
Birth Year abt 1838
Birthplace North Carolina
Home in 1850 Kentucky, Owsley, Kentucky, USA
Line Number 16
Dwelling Number 217
Family Number 217
Inferred Father
John Wiate
Inferred Mother
Jane Wiate
Household Members (Name) Age
John Wiate 70
Jane Wiate 50
Catharine Wiate 20
William Wiate 14
Calvin Wiate 12
Alson Wiate 12
Noah Wiate 10
Jane Wiate 6

1860 census:
Name Alson Wyatt
Age 23
Birth Year abt 1837
Gender Male
Race White
Birth Place North Carolina
Home in 1860 Division 35, Jackson, Missouri
Post Office New Santa Fee
Dwelling Number 1614
Family Number 1678
Occupation Laborer
Personal Estate Value 140
Household Members (Name) Age
Soloman Wyatt 52
Caroline Wyatt 37
William Wyatt 17
Elizabeth L Wyatt
Lucy A Wyatt 13
Lewis A Wyatt 10
John B Wyatt 7
Wiley Wyatt 4
Alson Wyatt 23

He was killed riding with William Quantrill in a skirmish near Westport, MO against 3 companies of Federal troops from Kansas.
"During this fight in the lane, Al Wyatt's horse also became unmanageable and ran into the Fedrals. Wyatt was shot in the breast and instantly killed. He has only been with us a few days. I took his spurs and sent them to his wife. We tied the bodies of Captain Scott and Al Wyatt across their saddles and, leading their horses, took them to a graveyard, and, wrapping their blankets around them, buried them." John McCorkle, 'Three Years With Quantrell'.

FWIW he died before the jail collapse and Lawrence.

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