The Shreveport Times.
Tuesday, November 9, 1880
The remains of Mr. James B. Pickett reached here Sunday evening and were yesterday taken to their final resting place in the city cemetery, followed by sorrowing relatives and friends.
Deceased was raised, if not born, in Bossier, his father having been one of the earliest settlers of that parish. He died in the 41st year of his age, leaving a devoted wife, four interesting children, an aged mother, a brother, and a number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was a devoted and indulgent husband and father, and at all times at the service of his friends. He was somewhat peculiar, in that he gave his confidence and friendship to only a few. To the writer of this notice he was always a friend. Before the war he was quite wealthy but, like all large planters, was seriously injured by the freeing of the slaves and by heavy losses incident to cotton planting after that event.
He married a daughter of the late Roland Jones - a lady born and raised in Shreveport and one of its most accomplished and lovely daughters. The sorrowing wife and mother will permit us to offer our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.
Katie B Jones Pickett