Piatt, Jacob [2]



Piatt, Jacob [2]


Ryal, Jack
Ryal, Jacob




Jack Ryal was drafted into the U.S. Civil War. His military pension lists an alias of "Jacob Piatt." He settled in Oxford (Ohio).
Died at Oxford, Ohio, on Monday evening, April 4th, Jacob Piatt, in the 53rd year of his age. He was born in Boone Co., Kentucky, Dec. 14th, 1835, and remained a slave until the war. When liberated he enlisted in the U.S. army and served his country faithfully. Since the war he has made his home in Oxford. He was a quiet, faithful industrous man, winning friends wherever he was known. He was a member of Old John Brown Post No. 450 and was buried by his comrades, the commander, his brother-in-law being amongh the mourners. Services were held in the Christian Church of which he was a consistent member. Benjaman Ayers had command of the post who marched with the body of their deceased comrade to his last resting place. "Soldier rest, thy war-fare o'er. Sleep the sleep that knows no waking Dream of battle-fields no more Days of slumber nights of waking." Oxford Citizen, 7 Apr 1887


Birth date

14 Dec 1835

Place of birth



Life event(s)

Marriage: 26 Oct 1861; Boone County (Ky.)



Death date

4 Apr 1887

Place of death

Death and burial information

Woodside Cemetery (Oxford, Ohio)

Military service

Co. G, 72nd Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry
Battery L, 13th Regiment, U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery


United States of America

Held rank

"unassigned infantry"

Place of enlistment

Service began

Sep 1864

Member of

Old John Brown Post No. 450
Oxford Christian Church

Collaborates with

Ayers, Benjamin


Slaveholder(s): unknown

Bibliographic citation(s)

1870 U.S. census, Butler County, Ohio, Oxford, page 371B, Family History Library film 552676, roll M593_1177
1880 U.S. census, Butler County, Ohio, Oxford, enumeration district 027, page 223B, Family History film 1254997, roll 997
FindAGrave.com, memorial #10514272


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Piatt, William Herchel Father Person
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