Born: 1705 in La Bresse, Vosges, Lorraine, France

Died: 10 May 1788 in La Bresse, Vosges, Lorraine, France

Spouse: Barba Aubert (Haubert)

Born: 14 Mar 1709 La Bresse, Vosges, Lorraine, France

Died: 20 Apr 1790 La Bresse, Vosges, Lorraine, France

Son: Reuben Valentine Pieratt

Born: 21 Mar 1750 in Brest, Bretagne, Finistère, France

Died: 1836 in , Bath, Kentucky, USA

Married: Elizabeth Anna Ayrie on 6 Nov 1791 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Parents to John Pieratt 1790-1875 whom married Anne Maxey and had Thomas Pieratt 1820-1876 whom married Elizabeth Cox and had John S. Pieratt aka “Long John” (guessing here, the S. stood for Silver? – jk)1843-1902 whom married Margaret Harrison Nickell and had “Alice Aretta Pieratt” 1867-1937 whom married Woodrow Wilson Craft and had Mary “Edna” Craft 1900-1956 whom married James “Nathan” Fugate; both went by their middle names, too funny, we’re big on using our middle names; together they had my Grandma, Elvia Mae Fugate 1918-1965 that married my Grandpa, Odis LeRoy Stump and they had my mom, Julia Lorraine Stump 1937-1978. This bring us to the present day…

Here is a copy or an email from a distant cousin Randy Blecha (not making light because I really do appreciate it) doing research on the “Pieratt” family he sent me copies of the actual Military records and then this note…

Sheila, I realized that I forgot to send the translation. I had a friend of mine, who reads/writes French try to translate the Military Induction for Valentine Pieratt. It said: Valentine Pierrat “Son of Valentine and of Barbe Haubert native of Latrens Province of Lorraine Jurisdiction of ?? Age: 27 years Height ?? Face: Long, Nose: Large Eyes: Brown Hair: Same Brows: Black, Marked with small blisters 2nd Legion Date of Joining: Jan. 13, 1779 Date of Leave: Dismissed for ?? to America May 1, 1783 I hope that is helpful. Randy Blecha

Again, I had to post this email … it was just, too funny. No wonder, I have such a “BIG NOSE,” I got it from all directions. I love it… I will probably get some nasty letters about this one as well, but to me, it makes them human. I love my family!!!! Notice I have Nickell’s on both sides of my family, hey… it’s Kentucky and our trees are well rounded. lol

Thanks Randy, for all the work you are doing. The family and I, really appreciate it. Enjoy your visit to Morgan County, I hear it’s nice this time of year. I only, wish I had time to go, maybe someday…

Thanks as always,
Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

and you thought it was just me out there beating the bushes, didn’t you…