|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1829|
Born 1829 in Covington County,Mississippi.
Moved to Texas about 1851.
Died between 1890 and 1900, probably in Anderson County, Texas.
Civil War Records list Private A. J. Pickering, age 32, in Co. F., 11 (Spaights) Battalion Texas Volunteers. formerly designated as the 6th (Likens) Battalion Texas Infantry. Enrolled March 26, 1862 in Liberty county, Texas by Captain Ashley W. Spaight. Mustered into service April 21, 1862 in Liberty county, Texas. Valuation of horse $95.00 and equipment $20.00. Listed on Company muster roll for April 21, 1862 to June 2, 1862. Paid August 8, 1862, October 31, 1862, Absent October 31, 1863, and sent to the hospital in Beaumont February 23, 1864. Last page of record shows still serving July 1864, signed by J. B. Hyatt.
"Chambers County, Texas in the War Between the States," a book by Kevin Ladd published in 1994, states that A. J. Pickering was a neighbor and good friend to the family of John Stengler and served in the Confederate army with Fritz, Charles and William Hankamer. A. J. Pickering is mentioned in some of the Stengler family letters written during the Civil War.
A. J. Pickering was born about 1829 in Covington, Mississippi, and was a farmer by occupation. He enlisted in Company F. of Spaight's Battalion, serving under Captain William B. Duncan. Pickering appears on the 1860 census of Chambers County with his wife, Eliza A., age 38, and a daughter, Mary H. [the middle initial, of course, should be A, not H-She was my grandmother-Gary Sanders], Pickering, age 6. The census lists Eliza's birthplace as South Carolina. He appears to have been a close friend and neighbor to the family of John Stengler and served with Fritz, Charles and William Hankamer. He is mentioned in some of the Stengler family letters written during the Civil War period and published in this volume.
page 312, a letter from John Stengler to Fritz Hankamer written from Crackersneck, April 20th, 1865:
"Dear son, I sold the latter[?] to Pickering for his cattle, they are 2 gentle cows, 1 4-year old beef, 1 3-year old heifer and a 1-year old heifer and 1 work ox."
The last known record of Andrew Jackson Pickering is in 1890 in Anderson County, Texas where he is listed on the tax record with a cow valued at $10, a horse/mule valued at $35, and miscellaneous property worth $8.
Andrew Jackson Pickering was a brother to John G. Pickering of Tyler, Angelina, and Jasper Counties in Texas.
John G. was a lumber mill operator most of his life, but later in life claimed to be a veteran of the battle of San Jacinto (almost certainly not true as the John Pickering who fought at San Jacinto died in 1838 in a fight with the Indians). John G. also did a lot of country "doctoring" (selling Watkins Liniment, for example) and it is said he died from catching a cold after visiting a patient who lived far out in the country.
The father of John G. Pickering and Andrew Jackson Pickering was probably Aaron Pickering who appears on the 1840 Covington County, Mississippi census. The first son of A.J. was given the middle name of Aaron, and the first son of J.G. was given the middle name of Aaron.
Aaron's parents are believed to have been John Pickering and Sarah Phoebe Hargrove. Aaron was probably a brother to James Timothy Pickering
Mary Amanda Pickering Sanders was a child of A. J. Pickering by his first wife, Elizabeth Davis.
Tola Mosco Pickering who is buried in the Willow Springs Cemetery in Henderson County, Texas, is probably a son of Andrew Jackson Pickering and his second wife, Remember Jane Shelton.
By his second wife, Remember Jane Shelton Pickering, he had three confirmed children:
Joseph Aaron Pickering
Malinda Burrow Pickering Bissett Heaton
Sarah Aivia Pickering Banks
Elizabeth Ann Davis (1822 - 1865)
Remember Jane "Janie" Shelton Pickering (1842 - 1878)
Mary Amanda Pickering Sanders (1854 - 1898)*
Joseph Aaron Pickering (1866 - 1932)*
Malinda Burros Pickering Heaton (1874 - 1946)*
Note: Burial may be in Willow Springs Cemetery. There are a couple of unmarked graves near the tombstone of his second wife, Remember Jane Shelton Pickering.
Willow Springs Cemetery
Created by: Gary B. Sanders
Record added: Dec 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63077316