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Gen Andrew “Skyagunsta” Pickens

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Gen Andrew “Skyagunsta” Pickens

  • Birth 13 Sep 1739 Buck, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 1817 Tamassee, Oconee County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Clemson, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
  • Plot Pickens Family Plot
  • Memorial ID 14519972

Revolutionary War South Carolina Militia General, US Congressman. Born in Pennsylvania, he traveled South with family along the Great Wagon Road in search of land, and settled in Abbeyville County, South Carolina. He was first a military leader against Cherokee Indians, then a prominent Rebel Commander who led American forces against the British in the American Revolution. His troops were successful especially at the Battles of Kettle Creek and Cowpens. He was awarded a sword by the Continental Congress and was the first United States Congressman from the Pendleton, South Carolina district. Son of Andrew Pickens & Nancy Ann Davis. Husband of Rebecca Floride Calhoun, married 19 March, 1765.

Bio by: Scott F. Lewis

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Scott F. Lewis
  • Added: 5 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14519972
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Andrew “Skyagunsta” Pickens (13 Sep 1739–11 Aug 1817), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14519972, citing Old Stone Church Cemetery, Clemson, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .