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Alexander Gillespie Pickens
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Birth: May 16, 1817
Hardin County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1882
Chester County
Tennessee, USA

Alexander G. Pickens was born on 16 May 1817 in Hardin or Maury County, Tennessee (there is some records which list his birth as Long Cane, Abbeville County, South Carolina, although his siblings were born in Tennessee). There is some controversy over the birth date, as well. It is listed in some records as 1814 and others as 1816. His father was John G. Pickens (1780-1871) and his mother was Mary O. "Polly" Curry (1781-1858). He was ninth of 12 children.
He was a farmer. He married Mahala Robinson on 19 Jun 1837 in Hardin County, Tennessee. Mahala is buried elsewhere, although there is a more recent erected monument that says "Mother Pickens" at the same cemetery. It is believed she is buried in Alabama.
Their children were:
Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Pickens Covey (1840-1904)
James Oliver Pickens (1841-1937)
Mary Ann Pickens Alexander Stewart (1843-1897)
John Alexander Pickens (1844-1862)
Martha J. "Mattie" Pickens Hogan (1846-1932)
Bowen David Pickens (1848-1942) Oldest living Texas Ranger at the Texas Centennial in 1936
William Edward Pickens (1849-1928)
Delia Pickens (abt 1850- ?)(Never Married)
Josephus Flavious Pickens (1854-1922)
Felix J. Pickens (1855- ?)(Some controversy over whether he is brother or not)
Mahala F.Angeline "Mattie" Pickens (1858-1874)(Never Married)

Alexander died 30 Dec 1882 at the age of 65. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mahala Robinson Pickens (1814 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Ann Pickens Covey (1839 - 1904)*
  Mary Ann Pickens Alexander Stewart (1843 - 1897)*
  Martha J. Pickens (1846 - 1932)*
  Bowen David Pickens (1848 - 1942)*
  Josephus Flavius Pickens (1854 - 1922)*
  Mahala F. Angeline Pickens (1858 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"He is at rest"
 
Burial:
Old Mifflin Cemetery
Mifflin
Chester County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Carolyn Schmid
Record added: Jun 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53565915
Alexander Gillespie Pickens
Added by: Carolyn Schmid
 
Alexander Gillespie Pickens
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