m. ABT 1730
Facts and Events
Andrew Pickens was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Andrew Pickens' land (Beverley Manor NW, 400 acres, acquired from William Vance in 1744) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Will Abstract of Andrew Pickens
From Anson County, North Carolina Abstracts of Wills and Estates, 1749-1795, by Brent H. Holcomb:
Records of Andrew Pickens in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on Andrew Pickens
REF WFT VOLUME I, EDITION I, 1996.
CAME TO BUCKS CO, PA. HE AND HIS WIFE CAME FROM IRELAND BUT PROBABLY MARRIED IN PA. HE LIVED IN LANCASTER CO, PA, MOVED TO AUGUSTA CO, VA. AND LATER TO ANSON CO, NC WHERE HE OBTAINED A LAND GRANT APRIL 13, 1752. HE DIED IN MECKLENBURG CO, NC IN 1756.
(DOC. 12, PG 3, 11)
WILL: " IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. THE LAST WILL AND DYING TESTAMENT OF ANDREW PICKENS, BEING WEAK IN BODY BUT OF PERFECT MEMORY AND CALLING TO MIND THAT IS IS APPOINTED FOR ALL MEN ONCE TO DIE...FIRST I COMMEND MY SPIRIT TO GOD WHO GAVE IT AND MY BODY TO BE INTERRED, AT THE DISCRETION OF MY EXTR. AND ALL MY LAWFUL DEBTS PAID AND I DO HEREBY CONSTITUTE AND APPOINT WILLIAM DAVIS AND MY DEARLY BELOVED WIFE NANCY TO BE MY LAWFUL AND SOLE EXECUTORS.
AND I DO GIVE AND BEQUEATH THE PLANTATION I NOW LIVE UPON CONTAINING FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE ACRES IN YE MANNER FOLLOWING; THAT IS TO SAY, THREE HUNDRED ACRES TO MY SON ANDREW PICKENS TO BE SURVEYED OFF YE UPPER END OF PLANTATION, AND YE REMAINDER TO MY SON JOSEPH PICKENS. BUT ALLOW MY SON ANDREW TO PROCURE TWO HUNDRED ACRES OF GOOD LAND FOR MY SON JOHN PICKENS AT YE FIRST AND BEST OPPORTUNITY OR IN FIVE YEARS AFTER DATE TO PAY HIM A TEN POUND PIECE; ALSO I GIVE TO MY SON JOHN A MEARE CALLED CATHLINE AND HER COLT AND TO MY BELOVED WIFE I GIVE AND BEQUEATH A BAY MEARE CALLED BONNEY WITH ALL YE BENEFITS OF YE PLANTATION AND ALL YE MOVABLES THEREON DURING HER LIFE; AND AFTER HER DEPARTURE TO BE YE PROPERTY OF MY SON ANDREW. AND TO MY DAUGHTER JEAN, A BLACK MEARE CALLED BONNEY AND A SADDLE AND BRIDLE WITH ALL THE OTHER THINGS CALLED HER PROPERTY; ALLOWING THIS TO BE MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, DISANNULLING ANY OTHER EVER MADE BY ME. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL THIS 5TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 1756. SIGNED: ANDREW PICKENS. WITNESS: ROBERT MCCLENACHAN AND JOHN PICKENS."
ORIGINAL WILL IN STATE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, RALEIGH, NC. "NC WILLS, VOLUME XXIV, PAGE 42."
ORDER BOOK No. I.
December 9, 1745.
Page (1) County Court formed--First Justices: James Patton, John Buchanan, Peter Scholl, Robert Campbell, Robert Poage, Thomas Lewis, Robert Cunningham, Richard Woods, Robert Craven, Adam Dickinson, John Anderson, John Lewis, George Robinson, James Bell, John Brown, John Pickens, Hugh Thomson, John Finla, John Christian, James Kerr, Andrew Pickens. (1) James Patton qualified Sheriff. William Thompson surety. (2) John Madison qualified Clerk. (2) John Buchanan and Henry Downs qualified Deputy Sheriffs. (2) William Russell, James Porteus, Gabriel Jones, John Quinn, and Thomas Chew qualified Attorneys.
FEBRUARY 12, 1745/6.
(13) Robert McClenachan--Ordinary license at Co. Ho. David Stewart, Sty. (13) John Hutchison--same. (13) Andrew Pickens, Peter Scholl, Richard Woods recommended coroners--and Pickens to act until appt. (13) Wm. Thomson, security for Alexr. Thomson. (14) Enis Young, security for James Davis.
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 15, Ed. 1, Tree #2478, Date of Import: Oct 1, 1998]
DEED BOOK No. I.
Page 1 - 9th December, 1745. Andrew Pickens to William McFeeters, 6 pounds, 12 1/2 acres Wm. McFeeters' old survey. Witnesses, Thos Chew, James Trimble, Jno. Madison. Acknowledged, 10th December, 1745.
December 9, 1745.
No. 649 - Andrew Pickins, 55 Acres, Issued April 3, 1751, Book No. 10, Page No. 312. Location: Beginning at a hickory standing on the N side of Waxhaw Creek.