- NOTE that he is only a *possible* father of Elizabeth Hieatt who married William Pollock in the next generation. He is on the Kentucky Mysteries page.
His history comes from the sources noted and communication from a descendant (Arron Hieatt), for which I am very grateful. This is incomplete; there may be more than one Jonathan Hieatt--one from Mason Co., and one from Jessamine Co. A Jonathan Hieatt left a will in Mason Co. in 1809 which was probated in 1812.
From "The Hieatt Family of Central Kentucky": "According to Joseph Martin Hieatt, his grandfather Jonathan and three brothers came to Virginia from Wales. It is known that at least one female family member was accompanying these relatively young men. This woman, Elizabeth Hieatt, married William Proctor in St. Thomas Parish of Orange County, Virginia, in 1777. Jonathan Hieatt's family would live and intertwine with the Proctor family for most of the next century." Orange Co. was formed in 1734.
According to the notes from this narrative, "The birthdates of Jonathan and Mary Conner Hieatt's children were taken from a family Bible in the possession of Elizabeth Harrod of Lexington, Kentucky."
"Jonathan Hiett" is living in Jessamine Co., Kentucky by 1800, when he appears on the "Second Census of Kentucky 1800." He also appears in there in the 1810 census. His estate was settled in Jessamine Co. on 24 Aug. 1815.
Note: There is a Peter Hitt in Orange Co., VA early on, in the "Germanna colonies"; this is a different family.
Note: "Jonathan Hiatt, b. c. 1758, Rowan (now Guildford) Co., NC, prob. died young. He is named in his father's will in 1764. . . . He is not to be confused with another Jonathan Hiatt of Orange Co., Va, who m. 1784 to Mary Connor and removed to Kentucky." Unfortunately, there is nothing more in this source about this distinction.
In Kentucky on 11 Aug. 1803, Thomas Cushman married "Polly Hieath" in Mason Co., Kentucky. The bride's father's name is Stephen Hieath. [1, 2, 3]