Account book of William E. Wiatt kept in Gloucester and Mathews counties, Virginia containing accounts, 1861-1874. Includes a record of books lent to soldiers of the 26th Virginia Infantry Regiment August 1862-September 1863 and of marriages, 1856-1881, performed by Wiatt mostly in King and Queen, Gloucester and Mathews counties. There is a list, 1869-1870, of students in his school in Gloucester County and his accounts indicate that he also worked as a land surveyor.
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William Edward Wiatt was born in Gloucester County, Virginia. He taught school in Kentucky and Alabama, then moved back to Gloucester County.
Served as a Baptist minister and chaplain of 26th Virginia Infantry Regiment. After Civil War, was minister, schoolteacher, and county surveyor. Was a missionary in mountains of Virginia.