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Pvt Andrew Pickens
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1753
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1844
Fayette County
Tennessee, USA

The son of John and Eleanor (Baskin) Pickens of Abbeville District SC, Andrew married Margaret Gillespie about 1774 in Abbeville District SC.

Children with Margaret:
1) David Pickens (1777-1813), m: Susannah Byers.
2) Andrew Pickens Jr (1780-1824), m: Miss Mary (nee unkn).
3) William Gabriel Pickens (1782-1815), m: Margaret Harris.
4) Eziriah Pickens (d. 1850), m: Thomas Shannon.
5) John G Pickens, m: Mary "Polly" McKnight.
6) James H Pickens (1789-1830), m: Jane Davis.
7) Robert Baskin Pickens (1794-1875), m1: Miss Flint, m2: Ann Rodgers.
8) Ann Pickens (1796-1867), m: David McKnight Shannon.
9) Reverend Israel Sidney Pickens (1799-1876), m: Sallie Rutledge.
10) Rachel Pickens (c1802-1878), m: William McKnight.
11) McGrady Pickens (d. 1862)
12) Jane Pickens (d. 1865)

Revolutionary War veteran, Tennessee pioneer and father of twelve children. One of the earliest settlers in Tennessee, having moving there from SC about 1807 and later settling in Fayette Co.

South Carolina Revolutionary War Patriot Roster, Pg 771:
"Pickens, Andrew, S3697
b. 1753, Va.
While residing in Ninety Six District, he entered service on 15 July 1776 under Lt. William Riley, Capt. Robert Anderson and Gen. Andrew Williamson. He marched into te Cherokee Nation and was wounded in the knee in the skirmish on Seneca River against the Indians and the Tories. He remained under a doctor's care at Fort Independence for ten months. He re-entered the service as a wogoner for Gen. Williamson during the fall of 1777. After serving three months, he volunteered to serve as a scout on the frontier under Capt. Robert Carithers. He was at the siege of Ninety Six. He was a full cousin to General Pickens and served under him on two tours in the Cherokee Nation. During these tours, he was in the battles at Sota and Choata. He was still in the service at the end of the war. (Moved to Tenn.) A.A. 5932; K68; S191; Annuitants Claims."

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900:
Name: Andrew Pickens
Pension Year: 1833
Application State: Tennessee
Applicant Designation: Survivor's Pension Application File
Archive Publication Number: M804
Archive Roll Number: 1932
Total Pages in Packet: 71
# S3697
Andrew PICKENS 1835 Private, North Carolina Line,
$80.00 Annual Allowance
$240.00 Amount Received
November 25 1833
Pension Started Age 81 (1835 TN Pension Roll)
Fayette Co Pension Rolls

South Carolina State Land Grants 1784-1868:
Series: S213190
Colume: 0017
Page: 00246
Item: 000
Date: 5/4/1785
Description: Pickens, Andrew, plat surveyed for 227 acres on Rocky Creek, Ninety Six District, surveyed by Thomas Finley.
Names Indexed: Bates, Fleming; Finley, Thomas; Gillespie, Matthew; Pickens, Andrew; Pickens, William.
Locations: Middleton Branch; Ninety Six District; Rocky Creek.
Document type: Plat

OBITUARY: (newspaper not known)
Dateline Lebanon TN, Friday May 2, 1845 -
"Died at residence of W.C. Baldwin, Fayette Co TN Sep 1844-
Andrew PICKENS, a Revolutionary War soldier, aged 91 yrs. Born in VA on 10 Dec 1753. In 1765 he went with his father to SC. In 1774 he married Margaret GILLESPIE of Abbeville District SC, with whom he lived for 55 yrs. He removed to TN about 1807. His wife died 13 Aug 1830. He then lived with his sons, Israel and Robert Pickens, alternately. The last six years he lived most of the time with Rev Israel S Pickens. He was taken sick at the residence of Mr Baldwin, a grandson-in-law."

Excerpt from a published Biography of Rev. Israel Sidney Pickens. Published after 1876:
"Mr. PICKENS (Israel Sidney)...[was the son of] Andrew and Margaret PICKENS ... The fruits of [Andrew's] marriage with Miss Margaret GILLESPIE was twelve children, eight sons and four daughters ... Andrew PICKENS, Esq. lived to the great age of ninety-one years and departed this life Sept. 15, 1844. His wife lived to the good age of 67 years and died August 13, 1830. Their home for many years before their death was with their youngest son, Israel Sidney."

TNGenWeb - Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War-
1835 TN Pension Roll:
"Andrew PICKENS 1835 Private, North Carolina Line, $80.00 Annual Allowance $240.00 Amount Received November 25 1833 Pension Started Age 81"

Information from SAR and DAR records, et al..
SAR #: P-270145
DAR #: A090966
Family links: 
  John Pickens (1714 - 1771)
  Margaret Gillespie Pickens (1763 - 1830)
  Israel Sidney Pickens (1799 - 1876)*
  Israel Pickens (1744 - 1829)*
  Andrew Pickens (1753 - 1844)
*Calculated relationship
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Tennessee, USA
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