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 David Pickens

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David Pickens

Birth
Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death
6 Feb 1834 (aged 85–86)
Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
Burial
Algoma, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID
96860021 View Source

David PICKENS, d. 1834, was son of Robert Pike PICKENS, 1697-1787, he late of Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, buried Pickens Family Cemetery, and of his wife, Miriam [DAVIS], 1699-1750.

Two other children not name in the will [of Robert Pike PICKENS] and seldom mentioned in the family were probably JOHN PICKENS, "the Tory", {researchers have not actively researched John's line} and his brother DAVID PICKENS, whom he enticed for a time into the Indian country, but who was repatriated by his family and lived to do good service for the Whigs as a spy on the frontier. (Appendix II, par.3). Naturally John was anathema to some of the family and most of the neighbors after the war, and like a great many other men who found themselves on the losing side he went west to the Natchez Country, which was then still British Territory.

David who was repatriated by the family after his capture, remained in S.C. but had property in Natchez County left him by his brother John. He late went out to North Mississippi as a missionary to the Chickasaw Indians, and was stationed at Monroe Mission, [located at Monroe Station] about six miles north of Pontotoc Mississippi. He died there and is buried in an unmarked grave in the cemetery at Monroe church.

'Pickens was a relative of the Patriot of the same name who did so much for the colonies in South Carolina. As his relatives were all Whigs and he was a Tory, he left the country after the revolution and his nearest relatives didn't know where he was. A younger brother went to Monroe Mission with Rev. Thomas C. Stuart and took charge of the Mission farm there. He found his brother's grave after sometime. The refugee Loyalist had married an Indian woman and raised respectable offsprings. Some of his descendants were prominent among the Chickawaws as late as 1875. He was married a second time and the history of his wife is connected with Bernard McLaughlin who married her after Picken's death.'

'The Presbyterian Synod of South Carolina established a mission school among the Chickasaw Indians at Monroe Station, about six miles south of Pontotoc, in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. A man by the name of James Vernon was the mechanic and a man by the name of Pickens had charge of the farm. This was in 1821 when Rev. Thomas C. Stuart took charge of the mission.' Source Information: Presbyterian Church History in Mississippi.

'The estate of DAVID PICKENS, dated February 6, 1834, JAMES VERNON was appointed administrator of this estate. There are no other papers in the file except a later one of the court demanding to know why further action had not been taken on this estate. The second paper was dated 1841. Obviously there was never a final settlement of the estate of David Pickens. He died therefore in 1834.' source Information: Monroe County, Mississippi: Chancery Court Files.

David PICKENS, d. 1834, was son of Robert Pike PICKENS, 1697-1787, he late of Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, buried Pickens Family Cemetery, and of his wife, Miriam [DAVIS], 1699-1750.

Two other children not name in the will [of Robert Pike PICKENS] and seldom mentioned in the family were probably JOHN PICKENS, "the Tory", {researchers have not actively researched John's line} and his brother DAVID PICKENS, whom he enticed for a time into the Indian country, but who was repatriated by his family and lived to do good service for the Whigs as a spy on the frontier. (Appendix II, par.3). Naturally John was anathema to some of the family and most of the neighbors after the war, and like a great many other men who found themselves on the losing side he went west to the Natchez Country, which was then still British Territory.

David who was repatriated by the family after his capture, remained in S.C. but had property in Natchez County left him by his brother John. He late went out to North Mississippi as a missionary to the Chickasaw Indians, and was stationed at Monroe Mission, [located at Monroe Station] about six miles north of Pontotoc Mississippi. He died there and is buried in an unmarked grave in the cemetery at Monroe church.

'Pickens was a relative of the Patriot of the same name who did so much for the colonies in South Carolina. As his relatives were all Whigs and he was a Tory, he left the country after the revolution and his nearest relatives didn't know where he was. A younger brother went to Monroe Mission with Rev. Thomas C. Stuart and took charge of the Mission farm there. He found his brother's grave after sometime. The refugee Loyalist had married an Indian woman and raised respectable offsprings. Some of his descendants were prominent among the Chickawaws as late as 1875. He was married a second time and the history of his wife is connected with Bernard McLaughlin who married her after Picken's death.'

'The Presbyterian Synod of South Carolina established a mission school among the Chickasaw Indians at Monroe Station, about six miles south of Pontotoc, in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. A man by the name of James Vernon was the mechanic and a man by the name of Pickens had charge of the farm. This was in 1821 when Rev. Thomas C. Stuart took charge of the mission.' Source Information: Presbyterian Church History in Mississippi.

'The estate of DAVID PICKENS, dated February 6, 1834, JAMES VERNON was appointed administrator of this estate. There are no other papers in the file except a later one of the court demanding to know why further action had not been taken on this estate. The second paper was dated 1841. Obviously there was never a final settlement of the estate of David Pickens. He died therefore in 1834.' source Information: Monroe County, Mississippi: Chancery Court Files.


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  • Created by: JGW
  • Added: 11 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 96860021
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96860021/david-pickens: accessed ), memorial page for David Pickens (1748–6 Feb 1834), Find a Grave Memorial ID 96860021, citing Old Monroe Cemetery, Algoma, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA; Maintained by JGW (contributor 46956442) .