Biography of N. T. Wyant
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N. T. Wyant, who devotes his energies to the operation of one hundred and ninety acres of land in Hilton township, was born in Iowa county on the 22d of February, 187o. His father, Henry Snook Wyant, was born in Seneca county, Ohio, October 3o, 1838, and in early life came to this county, where he was married on the 12th of December, 1867, to Miss Mary Roxana Betz, also a native of Ohio. They made their home upon a farm in this county throughout the remainder of their lives, the father dying December 11, 1906, and the mother June 17, 1904. During the Civil war Mr. Wyant manifested his patriotism by enlisting in Company B, Sixty fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, which regiment was known as Yates' Sharpshooters. He served under General Rosecrans and took part in the engagements of Corinth, Island No. to, Atlanta, Georgia, and Bentonville, North Carolina. After serving his country faithfully for four years he was honorably discharged and mustered out in 1865. He was converted and joined the Methodist Protestant church at Sumner Center and was a man highly esteemed and honored by all who knew him. At his death he left two brothers and two sisters, eight children and thirteen grandchildren.

N. T. Wyant remained at home until he became of age and then began working as a hired hand. After turning his attention to other lines of activity he was teamster for a creamery for two years, and at the end of that time he rented land, the operation of which demanded his time and attention for two years. He then purchased thirteen acres in Honey Creek township, this county, upon which he lived for one year, but at the end of that time he sold that place and bought twenty acres in Cono township and resided thereon for five years. Upon selling that property he bought eighty acres on section 9, Hilton township, and later purchased additional land, his holdings now comprising one hundred and ninety acres. It is finely developed and all of the improvements have been made by Mr. Wyant. He pays some attention to the raising of the usual crops but makes a specialty of raising stock and his work returns to him a good annual income.

In 1893 Mr. Wyant was married to Miss Sadie M. Slaymaker, who was born in Ohio and is a daughter of F. A. and Mary (Walter) Slaymaker, both natives of the Buckeye state. About 1882 the family removed to Iowa and settled upon a farm in Marengo township, this county, but now make their home in the town of Marengo. Mrs. Wyant is one of a family of four children and by her marriage has become the mother of three children: Perry R.; N. Olin, a high school student; and Mary Edna.

Mr. Wyant is a republican and has served as township trustee and as a member of the school board. Fraternally he is identified with lodge No. 148, I. O. O. F., of Marengo, and both he and his wife hold membership in the Presbyterian church, in which he is an elder. Although he gives the greater part of his time and attention to his work as a farmer, he also finds opportunity to participate in community affairs and is a citizen who can be depended upon to do his share in promoting the general good.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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