Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Pickett

Male 1700 - 1766  (66 years)


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  • Name William Pickett  [1
    Born 1700  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1766  Hamilton Parish, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I004862  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 

    Father John Pickett,   b. Bef 1680, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, Drysdale Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Cooke,   b. 1712, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Married 1728  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Pickett,   b. 26 Feb 1734/35, St. Paulís Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1803, Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Martin Pickett,   b. 25 Dec 1736, St. Paulís Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1804, "Paradise", Fauquier County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. William Pickett,   b. 1741, St. Paulís Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
     4. Mary Anne Pickett,   b. 1747, St. Paulís Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1821, Eminence, Henry County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)
     5. Reuben Pickett,   b. 25 Aug 1752, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1823, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. George Pickett,   b. 1753, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sarah Pickett,   b. 1754, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1825, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Anne Pickett,   b. Bef 1762
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F03639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Sanford,   b. Bef 1715, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Copley Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years) 
    Children 
     1. William Sanford Pickett,   b. Bef Nov 1732, Copley Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1798, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years)
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F45413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Fauquier County, VA Will Box 1 (1759-83); (page 110)
      The will of William Pickett, of Fauquier County, dated Sept. 26, 1766; probated Nov. 24, 1766;
      to daughter Sarah Pickett, slaves and personal property when she is of age;
      wife Elizabeth Pickett, all estate, except land I hold in Caroline and Culpeper Counties;
      son Reuben Pickett when he comes of age.
      "Land I hold in Caroline Co. to be sold after my mother's death" and money arising from sale thereof to be paid to Mary Ann Marshall;
      to daughter Sarah Pickett, £70 currency.
      After my wife's death, property to be sold and divided among three sons, viz: John Pickett, Martin Pickett and William Pickett, except should sons George Pickett and Reuben Pickett not have as much as the others they shall be made equal.
      Executors, my wife, and sons Martin Pickett and William Pickett.
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      Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. II

      Essex County, Wills & Deeds, 1711-1714

      P.245 Will of James ffullerton. Dated 10 Dec. 1713. Probated 13 May 1714. To son James ffullerton all land and plantations, he failing in heirs to be divided equally among his five daughters. Personal estate to be divided equally between wife and children at age or day of marriage. Exors wife 'Coson' James Griffin and Mr. William Johnson. If wife remarry her exorship to be discontinued. Signed James ffullerton. Wit: The mark of William Dyer, The mark of William Comton, Erasmus Allen. Bond. 13 May 1714. £1500. Sterling. Sarah ffullerton and James Griffin as Exors of James ffullerton, deceased. Signed Sarah ffullerton, James Griffing, Jno Picket, JOHN HAILES, William Picket. Wit: Ja Alderson, R Buckner. Rec. 13 May 1714.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Genealogy of Wilkinson and Kindred Families , Page 482
      Note:
      William Picket above b. 1700 d. 1766 married Elizabeth Cook, the daughter of Mordecai and his wife Elizabeth Buckner, they were married in Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, she was born in 1712, they removed to Hamilton Parish, Fauquier County, where he died in 1766; made will Sept., 16, 1766, and the same was probated Nov., 24, 1766; names as executors, his sons, Martin and William, his wife Elizabeth, also his other children, John, Reuben, Martin, William, George, Sarah, and Ann. He was born in Westmoreland County, resided for a while in King George and Queen Counties, and at the time of his death, was living in Fauquier County, Virginia
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      URL: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/e/i/Kuzriel-Meir-PT-PLEASANT/ FILE/0004page.html
      URL title: John Pickett (1735 - 1803) Reuben Pickett (1752 - 1823)
      Note:
      Traditionally historians have relied upon a deed where John brought 400 acres of land on the Pee Dee River in North Carolina, on 13 August 1757. This deed suggested that his birth date was on 14 Jan. 1744. (Deed Book. C-1 1749-1759.; p. 376; FHL film # 018,143). The evidence for the earlier birth date is an Indenture Deed ( a 99 year lease) between Hancock Lee of Hanover Parish and William Pickett of Spotsylvania Co. for 150 Acres in Hanover Parish. It is signed William Pickett and his wife Elizabeth with a notation of John Pickett, son. The document is dated 16 April 1741. (Deed Book #2 , King George County, p. 362-3; FHL film # 032,062).
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL:
      URL title: RICHARD ROSSER 1677-1736 OF RICHMOND & KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
      Note:
      Mr. Martin Picket in trust for heirs of Mr William Pickett for who surveyed 11 Mar 1762 - 8 Apr 1762 243 acres on dr. of Carter's Run Rappahannock Piney Mountain; adjacent Henry Martin, John Rowser, Rossiers, Hite, Thomas, Kemper, Joseph Blackwell on warrant only. Present John Rossier and Wm Pickett, Junr Surv. John Moffett.

      4 Apr 1780 Fauquier County, Virginia. I-375 Capt William Pickett of Fauquier County 520 acres in said county survy by Mr John MOFFETT, 243 acres in said county . Martin Pickett to dispose of agreeable to said will. survey Mr John Moffett. adjacent John Rossier, Hitt's Martin's, Thomas's and Kemper's lines 3 Apr 1780.

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafauqui/roser.htm
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 362-362
      Indenture made 16th April 1741 between HANCOCK LEE of King George County Gent. and WILLIAM PICKETT of Spotsylvania County Planter .. for Rents 150 acres in Hanover Parish .. same being part of larger tract belonging to Hancock Lee .. to be laid of to the sd Wm. Picket's liking and to include all ye Houses and Plantations formerly known by ye name of Lee's Ordinary .. to hold .. also Liberty of getting all such Timber as shall be necessary for Building and repairing of Houses of said Plantation of that part of sd Land on that side of Road next to Major GEORGE TURBERVIL'S the same containing 1200 acres and also to get Pine on any part of the whole tract .. during term of Natural lives of William Picket and ELIZABETH his wife & JOHN his son .. paying yearly on 16th April the Sum of Four pounds Currt. Money of Virginia ..
      Presence James Hewitt, Hancock Lee
      T. Jameson, Richd. McGraw
      At a court held 4th July 1741 .. Lease recorded.
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      https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2006598&id=I429

      "A Gathering of Picketts, Vol, I Virginia & Kentucky; by Dixie Johnson Clark & Rosemary Beckham Hill, 1998 pp 170-171:
      "In order to list the first born of the six known sons of William, we must go back to the beginning where we first found him in Copley Parish, Westmoreland Co., VA. There, in November 1732, Martha Sanford was summoned to court by order of the Church Wardens to answer the presentment against her for having had an illegitimate child within the past six months. At that hearing, she apparently named William Pickett as the father of her child.

      In March 1733, Martha was again summoned to court, sentenced and fined five hundred lbs tobacco and casks, or sixty shillings current money, and court costs. No one appears on the record to help her or to pay her fine. Nothing further was found until November 1733, when the court summoned William Pickett and Martha Sanford of Copley Parish to answer the presentment against them for "living together in fornication within the last six months." This would seem to indicate that William and Martha had, perhaps lived together from at least 2732, and that he continued to live with her after the child was born (251see: "A Gathering of Picketts, Vol ). But, he would soon leave Martha.

      William never denied the child was his. How could he? But, in March 2734, he stated in court that he was not living with Martha and was married to another woman. It was, therefore, considered by the court that the prosecution against him be dismissed. Just like that! William turned his back on Martha and the baby and walked away. He never acknowledged the child whom Martha named William Sanford Pickett. William is seen in Westmoreland Court records through the 1730's, suing various people for debt, but apparently he did not reside in the county after August 1732 (252 see: "A Gathering of Picketts, Vol I

  • Sources 
    1. [S044832] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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