Person:William Pickens (22)

William Pickens
m. abt. 1744
  1. Margaret PickensABT 1745 -
  2. William Pickens1748 - 1835
m. 29 February 1776
  1. John G. Pickens1780 - 1871
  2. David Pickensabt 1785 - 1813
  3. William Hamilton Pickens1792 - 1872
  4. Matthew Gillespie Pickens1795 - 1841
  5. Elizabeth Ann Pickens1798 - 1850
  6. Margaret Jane 'Peggy' Pickens1800 - 1844
  7. James S. Pickens1800 - 1880
Facts and Events
Name William Pickens
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 5 October 1748 Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia
Christening? 17 April 1749 Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 29 February 1776 Abbeville District, South Carolinato Jane Hamilton
Death[2] 6 May 1835 Maury County, Tennessee

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


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Baptism at Tinkling Spring

'William Pickens is listed in the Tinkling Spring List of Baptisms in Augusta County, Virginia on 17 April 1749.

American Revolutionary War Veteran

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 4, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Pickens, William - born 1749 in Augusta County, Virginia; moved abt. age 15 with father to Abbeville District, South Carolina where entered service 1776 in South Carolina regiment; entered service 1777 in company of Captain John Pickens (no kinship given); entered service 1779 in regiment of Colonel Andrew Pickens (no kinship given); moved 1807 to Maury County, Tennessee, where granted Pension in 1833; surname also spelled Pickins; query letter in file 1914 from descendant Mrs. Alice Hay Pope of Washington, D.C. F-S3699, R1932.

Information on William Pickens

From "Let the Drums Roll: Veterans and Patriots of the Revolutionary War who settled in Maury County, Tennessee:

William Pickens, b. 5 October 1748, Augusta County, Virginia, son of Gabriel and Zerubiah Pickens. When William Pickens was about fifteen years old, his father moved to Abbeville Dist., South Carolina, where the son was living when he volunteered about the first of August, 1776, in Captain Thomas Langdon’s Company, Colonel Dayton’s Regiment.

  1. Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom. (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 480.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).