Sep. 13, 1739 Buck Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA
Aug. 11, 1817 Tamassee Oconee County South Carolina, USA
Revolutionary War South Carolina Militia General, US Congressman. Born in Pennsylvania, he traveled South with family along the Great Wagon Road in search of land, and settled in Abbeyville County, South Carolina. He was first a military leader against Cherokee Indians, then a prominent Rebel Commander who led American forces against the British in the American Revolution. His troops were successful especially at the Battles of Kettle Creek and Cowpens. He was awarded a sword by the Continental Congress and was the first United States Congressman from the Pendleton, South Carolina district. Son of Andrew Pickens & Nancy Ann Davis. Husband of Rebecca Floride Calhoun, married 19 March, 1765. (bio by: Scott F. Lewis)
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The sword given by Congress to my 5th Great Grandfather, Andrew Pickens. We're coming to the Old Stone Church, Hopewell and to the Cowpens Battlefiled this weekend (235 anniversary of Battle of Cowpens) in your honor! Thank you for your service to the N...(Read more) -
Brian Rowland Added: Jan. 14, 2016