m. Abt. 1726
Facts and Events
Israel Pickens was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
About Israel Pickens
From "THE ISRAEL PICKENS FAMILY AND PICKENS ORIGINS", by E.M. Sharp:
ISRAEL PICKENS, Probably the oldest son of William and Margaret Pickens was born in Ireland and migrated with his parents to Bucks Co. Penn. ca. 1718. He united with Bensalem church on confession in 1722. Married soon afterward. He moved to Ornage Co. VA. where he had a mill near Statnton before 1730. Had a child baptised while there in 1740. He moved again about 1743 to Brunswick Co. VA. locating at Cub Creek which is in the present Charlotte Co. VA. He was a member of Cub Creek Presbyterian church where he died and was buried in 1749.
MARTHA PICKENS, his wife may have been the second wife, as there is a gap of 11 years between the oldest child and the next oldest. After the death of Israel she moved to Anson Co. N.C. where on May 20, 1754 she was granted 514 acres on the north side of King Creek, branch of the Catawaba River. (Raleigh land grant files 1692, Bk. 15, pg. 28) There seems to be proof that in later years Martha married again to JOHN McFALL and lived in Lincoln Co. N.C. Martha Pickens lived in Cabarrus County, N.C. when she married McFall. Mary Clark Corrigan, granddaughter of Martha Pickens made a statement in the settlement papers of her father, James Clark that she inherited from her grandmorhter MARTHA McFALLS. John and Martha McFalls sold 300 acres of land Oct. 10, 1774 which had been granted to John McFalls May 5, 1768 on south fork of Cathey's Creek.(Lincoln Co. N.C. Deed Bk. 2 pg. 120)
Children of Israel Pickens and wife Martha Pickens:
North of Philadelphia the Presbyterians, chiefly Dutch settlers with a few Welshmen, had worshipped at Neshaminy Creek, Bensalem, and other near-by towns since 1710. The Neshaminy records are of especial interest in 1722 when persons from "Eerlant" (Ireland) were recorded as admitted by certificate.
These persons were :
(Source: Lynx to Ulster: Culture, History & Heritage, http://www.lynx2ulster.com/ScotchIrishPioneers/014.php)
married martha davis abt. 1726 in Bucks Co. Penn. (questionable)