|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1852|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1937|
Wife of: John Thaddeus Persons
Born: 17 Aug 1851 Upson Co., GA
Died: 13 Oct 1891 Marion Co., GA (Burial Location UNK)
James Lafayette Pickard and Ann Hasseltine "Hess" Judson Ross. James and Hess are buried in the Pickard/Geiger Cemetery in Upson Co., GA. that is located on the site of the previously owed plantation of James Lafayette Pickard and inherited by Hess upon his death in 1863. James died in Savannah during the Civil War. Also buried there is the 2nd husband of Hess, Augustus "Gus" Geiger, who was the overseer of the Pickard plantation prior to both he and James Lafayette Pickard serving in the same unit during the war. Upon his return from the war he again became the overseer and married Hess. The Pickard family became most distraught over this marriage and the treatment by Gus Geiger of the children of Hess and James Pickard so the children were removed and sent to live with relatives where they were loved, educated and safe. Gus Grigger was a widower with children. Each of the Pickard children lived out their lives happy, well educated, well established and raising their own families. The graves of James Lafayette Pickard and Gus Geiger are supposedly marked as serving in the CSA but the grave of Hess is one of those that is sunken and not marked. There are several other sunken unmarked graves in the cemetery. Could they be those of Micajah Pickard and wife Sarah Barksdale-Pickard? The cemetery is very over grown and appears will be lost to time in the years to come.
"UNDER THE WAR FLAGS OF 1861"
by: William Lowndes Pickard
Louisville, KY: Charles T. Dearing 1895
Preface: 12 Aug 1894 - "the characters herein depicted are real, only their names are fictitious".
Any member of the Pickard family who descends from James Lafayette Pickard and Hasseltine Ross and knows the story of the family will have no issue recognizing each character as a family member. William Lowndes Pickard was the brother of Sarah Sophronia Pickard-Persons.
Micajah Pickard & Sarah Barksdale
John Ross, Reverend & Charity Mitchell
James Lafayette Pickard (1826 - 1863)
Anne Hasseltine Ross Pickard (1831 - ____)
Thaddeus Lafayette Persons (1871 - 1875)*
Estelle Mendes Persons Hall (1872 - 1964)*
Viola Mullins Persons Booth (1875 - 1944)*
Bertha Emma Persons Kiser (1882 - 1960)*
Victor Hugo Persons (1884 - 1972)*
Claude Cutts Persons (1886 - 1969)*
Jeffie Moore Persons Pryor (1888 - 1964)*
Eva Mae Persons Cole (1890 - 1983)*
Sarah Sophronia Pickard Persons (1852 - 1937)
James Lafayette Pickard (1858 - 1927)*
William Lowndes Pickard (1861 - 1935)*
Created by: Dianne
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57970463
In memory of my gg grandmother.|
Added: Jan. 5, 2013