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Col John Pickett
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1763
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1831
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

The second son of Captain William Sanford Pickett, who served in the Culpepper minutemen and then as Colonel in the Third Virginia Regiment during The Revolutionary War. John was born on the 24th of December 1763. His mother was Elizabeth Metcalf. John married Elizabeth Chamberlayne, of Loudoun County on 20 November 1790. The couple migrated to Mason County Kentucky to oversee lands attained in the Revolutionary war by the family. It is said that their home at “Rose Hill” was the first brick family dwelling in the area. They located the “plantation” between Washington and Charleston on the Ohio River. Pickett became active in the military of Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois before 1790. After his move to Mason County he became a Colonel in the Kentucky Militia. He conducted the first training maneuvers of Kentucky’s newly formed Militia. From 1795 to 1822 Pickett was active and well recognized political figure. He was considered a leader in the Jeffersonian party. He served as Mason County’s Representative in the State Legislature between 1796 and 1801. He served as a circuit court Judge in 1815. He also became the county’s State Representative in the Kentucky Senate between 1819 and 1822. In 1824 he withdrew from public life and spent his time on private pursuits. He is described as a man of strong convictions and principles, and as a man whose life is above reproach. He was above average in height and had dark brown hair with deep blue eyes. He passed in his 68th year while visiting Cincinnati, Ohio. His body was returned to his home at “Rose Hill". His widow, Elizabeth, survived him by 11 years.
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  Elizabeth Chamberlayne Pickett (1769 - 1842)*
  James Chamberlayne Pickett (1791 - 1872)*
  Benjamin O'rear Pickett (1803 - 1872)*
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Rose Hill Cemetery
Mason County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: K M
Record added: Sep 22, 2003
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Col John Pickett
Added by: K M
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 Added: Sep. 13, 2010

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