Our Pickett family came to Tennessee from North Carolina. They first settled in Roane County where John A. Pickett enlisted in Capt. R. C. Dunlap’s regiment for the first Seminole Indian War of 1818. The family moved to Marion County, Tennessee around 1827 and settled on the east side of the Sequatchie Valley between New Hope Community and Powell’s Crossroads.
A bill of sale from a slave from Edward T. Pickett and others to John A. Pickett, dated October 26, 1837, listed the Pickett brothers and sisters:
John A. Pickett (1792 N.C. – Jan. 18, 1868 Marion County)
m. (1) Pernina Sneed c. 1820, probably in Roane County, TN
(2) Ruth Griffith on Feb 1, 1843
John and Ruth are buried at a private family cemetery on the farm where they lived. There are fifteen to twenty family slaves also buried in this cemetery.
A. Rebecca Pickett (c. 1842 – )
m. Louis Powell
They became the parents of George H. Powell who married out Minnie Texanna Johnston.
2. Edward T. Pickett (c. 1800 N.C. – c. 1838 Marion County)
m. c. 1820, probably in Roane County, TN – Elizabeth _____________
They are said to be buried at the Pickett Family cemetery also. They were the parents of eight known children.
A. Calvin Pickett (c. 1823
Buried at Red Hill Cemetery, Marion County, TN
m. Mary (Cowan??)
B. George Washington Pickett (Dec. 29, 1825 – June 10, 1902)
m. Angelina Ross (Feb 27, 1825 – June 23, 1902)
They are buried at the family cemetery were they lived in Marion County.The cemetery is now called the Brock Cemetery. Angelina is said to be related to Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation. George W. served as a U.S. soldier in the Co., 6th TN Mounted Infantry during the Civil War.
C. Vesti Pickett
m. Pleasant Carroll Grayson
D. Allen Pickett (1830-1920)
Died in Hamilton County, TN
E. Bethena Picket (1835 – after 1920)
m. c. 1850
Michael “Mikey” Miller
Members of their family married into our Johnston family. See the Millers for details.
F. Elizabeth Pickett (1837 – )
G. Jane Pickett ( 1838 – )
3. Elizabeth Pickett (c. 1810 – )
m. John Rainbolt
The 1830 census shows them with one female and three males.
4. Katharine Pickett (c. 1810 – )
m. John Johnston
This John Johnston is unknown to us and we have been unable to locate any descendants. The 1830 census lists him as 20 to 30 years old with one male and one female under age 5. He and Katharine probably married in Roane County, TN.
5. William Pickett
Married by 1830 with no children.
6. Anderson Pickett
7. Pearson Pickett
8. James Pickett
9. Nancy Pickett
m. 1823 in Roane County, TN
Fredrick Earls, went to Texas in 1896.
FYI: The research for this line was done by Maxine Johnston Douglas. I have neither added anything nor taken any away. I did correct some typos from the original manuscript.