Person:Israel Pickens (1)

Israel Pickens
b.ABT 1693 Ireland
  1. Israel PickensABT 1693 - 1749
  2. Robert Pike Pickens1697 - 1793
  3. Andrew PickensABT 1699 - 1756
  4. Anne PickensABT 1702 - Abt 1750
  5. Lucy Pickens1702 - 1782
  6. William PickensABT 1705 - 1783
  7. John PickensABT 1708 - 1770
  8. Gabriel Pickens, of South Branch, Potomac River, VAabt 1715 - 1775
  9. Margaret PickensABT 1716 -
  • HIsrael PickensABT 1693 - 1749
  • WMartha Nisbit1710 - AFT 1774
m. Abt. 1726
  1. James Pickens
  2. Robert Pickens
  3. Ann PickensABT 1726 - 1775
  4. William PickensABT 1728 - 1800
  5. John PickensABT 1735 - ABT 1795
  6. Margaret Pickens1740 - 1793
  7. Mary PickensABT 1741 -
  8. Samuel W. Pickens1743 - 1821
  9. Jane PickensABT 1746 -
  10. Rebecca PickensABT 1746 - 1829
  11. Hannah Pickens1749 - 1806
Facts and Events
Name Israel Pickens
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1693 Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1726 Prob. Pennsylvaniato Martha Nisbit
Death? 1749 Cub Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia[formed in 1746 from Brunswick]

Israel Pickens was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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About Israel Pickens


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:

1. William Pickens born 1728 - died 1800 - m. Elizabeth Black.
2. Margaret Pickens - b. 1739-40 - m. Capt. James Walkup.
3. Capt. Samuel Pickens - b. 1743 - d. 1821 - m. Jane Carrigan.
4. Rebecca Pickens - b. 1745-46. - m. James Davis.
5. Hannah Pickens - b. 1749 - m.(1) James Clark, m. (2) George Davis

Israel Pickens came from Ireland and were admitted at Neshaminy Creek, Bensalem, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1722:

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 :

William Pickins and his wife (Margaret?)
George Davis and his wife
Hugh White and his wife
Andrew Reed and his wife
John Anderson and his wife
Moses White and his wife
Humphrey Eyre and his wife
Israel Pickins
Matte Gillespie
Joanna Bell (or Jane who married George Logan?)
Thomas Foster, his wife, daughter Margaret and the rest of his children; also his wife's brother, George Logan

(Source: Lynx to Ulster: Culture, History & Heritage,

married martha davis abt. 1726 in Bucks Co. Penn. (questionable)