Person:Timothy Pickering (1)

m. 21 Nov 1728
  1. Sarah Pickering1729/30 - 1826
  2. Mary Pickering1733 -
  3. Lydia Pickering1735/36 -
  4. Elizabeth Pickering1737 -
  5. John Pickering1739/40 -
  6. Lois Pickering1742 - 1815
  7. Eunice Pickering1742 - 1843
  8. Timothy Pickering1745 - 1829
  9. Lucy Pickering1747 -
  • HTimothy Pickering1745 - 1829
  • W.  Rebecca White (add)
m. 8 Apr 1776
Facts and Events
Name Timothy Pickering
Gender Male
Birth[1][5] 6 Jul 1745 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 8 Apr 1776 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Rebecca White (add)
Death[1] 29 Jan 1829 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[3] Broad Street Cemetery, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number? Q435168?

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Timothy Pickering (July 17, 1745January 29, 1829) was a politician from Massachusetts who served in a variety of roles, most notably as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party.

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Pickering began a legal career after graduating from Harvard University. He won election to the Massachusetts General Court and served as a county judge. He also became an officer in the colonial militia and served in the Siege of Boston during the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. Later in the war, he was Adjutant General and Quartermaster General of the Continental Army. After the war, Pickering moved to the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania and took part in the then colony's 1787 ratifying convention for the United States Constitution.

President Washington appointed Pickering to the position of Postmaster General in 1791. After briefly serving as Secretary of War, Pickering became the Secretary of State in 1795, and remained in that office after President Adams was inaugurated. As Secretary of State, Pickering favored close relations with Britain. President Adams dismissed him in 1800 due to Pickering's opposition to peace with France during the Quasi-War.

Pickering won election to represent Massachusetts in the United States Senate in 1803, becoming an ardent opponent of the Embargo Act of 1807. He continued to support Britain in the Napoleonic Wars, famously describing the country as "The World's last hope - Britain's Fast-anchored Isle." He left the Senate in 1811 but served in the United States House of Representatives from 1813 to 1817. During the War of 1812 he became a leader of the New England secession movement and helped organize the Hartford Convention. The fallout from the convention ended Pickering's political career. He lived as a farmer in Salem until his death in 1829.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records to the End of the year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1916-1925)
    Vol. 2, p. 173.

    PICKERING, Timothy, s. Timothy and Mary, [born] July 6, 1745. PR584.
    [Note: PR584=Bible record now in possession of John Pickering]

    Wikipedia uses the new style date shifted by 11 days (Jul 17).

  2.   Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records to the End of the year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1916-1925)
    Vol. 6, p. 143.

    PICKERING, Timothy, [Col. CR1], pleuritis, [died] Jan. 29, 1829, a. 84 y.
    [Note: born about 1745.]

  3. Timothy Pickering, in Find A Grave.
  4.   Ellery, Harrison, and Charles Pickering Bowditch. The Pickering genealogy: being an account of the first three generations of the Pickering family of Salem, Mass., and of the descendants of John and Sarah (Burrill) Pickering of the third generation. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983)
    Vol. 1, p. 84, 133.

    Timothy Pickering [#58-24], s/o Timothy Pickering [#48-59], b. Salem 6 Jul 1745, d. Salem 29 jan 1829, m. 8 Apr 1776 Rebecca White.

  5. Wikipedia uses the new style date shifted by 11 days (Jul 17).