1707, PICKENS, John, (b. 22 May 1810, d. 1828); Notes: This John Pickens is somewhat of a mystery. Judging from the similarity of the tombstones between his and John Norton Pickens, 1706 (1818-1822), it would appear that the two might have either died about the same time or had their stones made about the same time. I can come up with only one John Pickens that satisfies the criteria: John Pickens, son of John and Agnes Mary Bowen Pickens who lived to be 18 years old. The father John Pickens was the eldest child of Capt Robert and Dorcas Hallum Pickens, 1703 and 1704, so this John (if I’m right) is the grandson of Capt. Robert and Dorcas Hallum Pickens, buried a few feet away in the same row. This fits, but I cannot guarantee that it is right. The problem is that sometime after they married, John and Agnes Pickens moved to McMinn County, TN, and died there, with the father John dying in 1827. Although everything I have shows this John being born and dying in Pickens County, SC, there were no birth or death certificates in that era. So there is no surety in this. This is not the only “grandchild” buried in the cemetery and the parents buried elsewhere. Sending older children back to visit grandparents was evidently not unusual in that era, and of course, child mortality was legendary. Embalming was either unknown or extremely expensive, so burial at the place of death was normal practice. All the old sources are silent on this John except for the tradition below mentioned. There are no other John Pickens of any other descendants of the "patriarch" Robert Pickens, 1709, that even come close to fitting the bill. Tradition has always been that this John was a grandson of Capt. Robert, so my tentative identification will even fill tradition.

0222, PICKENS, J(ames) Oliver, s/o W(illiam) S(mith), (0220) & P(rudence) E(meline) (Oliver) (Smith) Pickens, (0221) b. 19 Dec 1865, d. 13 Apr 1913; Notes: brother to Margaret Caroline Pickens, 0312. Half brother (different mother, same father), to Charles Wesley Pickens, 0309, and Robert Welborn Pickens, 0116.

0210, PICKENS, James Robert, b. 18 Dec 1852, d. 12 Mar 1862;

Notes: s/o Rev Robert Mason and Martha Ann Burdine Pickens, 0110 and 0111. Tradition has it that James and his two brothers, William and Theodore were suffering from the measles, and, contrary to the directions from their mother to stay inside and "rest," were outside playing in the creek. Complications set in, and within 5 days, all three brothers were dead, a terrible tragedy for the family. Whether true or not, there must have been something very similar, considering the closeness of the death dates for all three brothers. It is a likely story.

0320, PICKENS, I(srael) Wesley, b. 5 Nov 1835, d. 19 Mar 1909; Notes: s/o Robert and Martha Smith Pickens, cg-0306 and cg-0307. h/o Sarah Ann Sitton, cg-0321,married Dec 1866. Father of William Clarence Pickens, cg-0318. Brother of Sara Smith Pickens, cg-1702, John Norton Pickens, cg-1706, Rev Robert Mason Pickens, cg-0110, Martha Ann Pickens Gambrell, cg-0206, Charles Franklin Pickens, cg-0309, and Col William Smith Pickens, cg-0220. Half-brother (same father, different mother (Nancy T. Pegg Pickens, cg-0305) of Mary Mandeline Pickens, cg-0201, Virginia Angeline Pickens, cg-0202, Adison Gamewell Pickens, cg-0203, Dorcas Emeline Pickens, cg-0204, Sidney Asbury Pickens, cg-0207, Lavina Jane Pickens Pepper, cg-0105.  Israel was a Confederate veteran of Company D, Infantry Regiment of Hampton’s Legion.  He enlisted as a private and had been promoted to Sergeant by the end of the War.

0319, PICKENS, Eleura (Istalena) Sitton, w/o W(illiam) C(larence) Pickens, (0318), b. 30 Dec 1871, d. 9 Apr 1933; Notes: b. Etowah, NC. Married 12 Apr 1894. Mother of unnamed child, 0322.

1704, PICKENS, Dorcas Hellams [sic] (Hallum), w/o (Capt) Robert Pickens, b. 15 Feb 1760, d. 5 Feb 1828; Notes: She was the d/o William (b. 1731 in Prince George Co, MD, d. Sep 1782, Ninety Six District, SC) and Sallie Reeder Hallum, (b. 1735 in Prince George Co MD, d. Ninety Six District, SC). William's parents were John (b. 1702 in London, England, d. 1764 in Rowan Co, NC and Mary Hallum (b. 1712, d. in Prince George Co. MD). Sallie Reeder's parents were Simon (b. 1710 in St Mary's, MD, d. Jul 1797 in Newberry District, SC) and Anastasie Dunbar Reeder, (b. 1721 in St Mary's, MD, d. 1802 in Newberry District, SC.) Dorcas and Robert were married 25 Dec 1773 in Long Canes Area, Ninety Six District, SC, where they had settled near Gen Andrew Pickens, his cousin. They may have been allied in business, and were certainly allied in politics. She is the mother of Martha Pickens Smith, 1708, Elizabeth Pickens, 0205, and Robert Pickens, 0306, and the sister of Elizabeth Hallum Smith (wife of Joseph Smith who is buried in 1210). 

1825, PICKENS, Cyrus, b. ?, d. ?;

Notes: African American slave grave. Possibly son of Jemima Pickens, 1824. New marker.

0322, PICKENS, Child, b. 16 Feb 1895, d. 16 Feb 1895; Notes: This is an infant, probably a daughter, of William Clarence and Eleura Istalena Sitton Pickens, 0318 and 0319.

0310, PICKENS, Charles Wesley, s/o W(illiam) S(mith) (0220) & J(ulia) (Ann) W(elborn) Pickens (0311) b. 3 Apr 1857, d. 4 Jun 1857; Notes: Complications from this childbirth were the evident cause of death of Charles’ mother, Julia Ann Welborn Pickens, 0311, as she died only 13 days after this son, who was only 2 months old at his death. Charles Wesley was the brother of Robert Welborn Pickens, 0116.

0309, PICKENS, Charles Franklin, b. 16 Dec 1832, d. 28 Jun 1852; Notes: s/o Robert and Martha Smith Pickens, 0306 and 0307. Brother of Sara Smith Pickens, 1702, John Norton Pickens, 1706, Rev Robert Mason Pickens, 0110, Martha Ann Pickens Gambrell, 0206, Col William Smith Pickens, 0220, and Israel Wesley Pickens, 0320. Half-brother (same father, different mother, Nancy T. Pegg Pickens, 0305) of Mary Mandeline Pickens, 0201, Virginia Angeline Pickens, 0202, Adison Gamewell Pickens, 0203, Dorcas Emeline Pickens, 0204, Sidney Asbury Pickens, 0207, Lavina Jane Pickens Pepper, 0105.

1820, PICKENS, Benjamin Perry, b.?, d. ?;

Notes: African American slave grave. Possibly a son of Jemima Pickens, 1824. New marker.

1824, PICKENS, Aunt Jemima, b. ca 1763? d. 1868, Age 105; Notes: She was an African American slave, yet much more than that. Family remembrances of her show she was a treasured family member who was very close to many in the family. Technically, she belonged to Capt Robert Pickens (1703) and was willed to his son, Robert Pickens, (0306), but from the family stories, it is more likely that this was done out of formality rather than "ownership." She was chosen to accompany the family to Augusta, GA, to see President George Washington as he toured the southern states in 1791. This shows the high esteem she was held in by the family. Her tombstone was hand carved by Dr. Andrew Lee Pickens in the early 1930s from local soapstone as a fitting memorial, and shows the flags of the nations under which she lived: England, South Carolina, United States, and Confederacy.

0203, PICKENS, Addison G(amewell), b. 23 Sep 1849, d. 14 Dec 1872; Notes: s/o Robert and Nancy T. Pegg Pickens (his 2nd wife), 0306 and 0305. Brother of Mary Mandeline Pickens, 0201, Virginia Angeline Pickens, 0202, Dorcas Emeline Pickens, 0204, Sidney Asbury Pickens, 0207. Half-brother (same father, different mother, Martha Smith Pickens, 0307,) of Sarah Smith Pickens, 1702, John Norton Pickens, 1706, Martha Ann Pickens Gambrell, 0206, Rev Robert Mason Pickens, 0110, Col William Smith Pickens, 0220, Israel Wesley Pickens, 0320.

0217, PHILLIPS, Female Child, b. ?, d. ca 1873; Notes: Considered to be daughter of a Methodist pastor of Pickens Chapel during the period. During this time, the church was known as Wesley Chapel. New marker.

0216, PHILLIPS, Female Child, b. ?, d. ca 1865; Notes: Considered to be daughter of a Methodist pastor of Pickens Chapel during the period. During this time, the church was known as Wesley Chapel. New marker.

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0311, PICKENS, Julia (Ann) Welborn, 1st w/o Col. W(illiam) S(mith) Pickens, b. 29 Oct 1825, d. 17 Jun 1857; Notes: d/o Moses (b. 14 Mar 1786 in Rowan Co, NC, d. 25 Aug 1834 in Tuscaloosa, AL) and Sarah Halbert Welborn, b. 22 May 1791 in Williamston, Pendleton District, d. 22 Sep 1871 in Shubuta, Clarke Co, MS, m. 21 Aug 1808. Mother of Robert Welborn Pickens, 0116, Charles Wesley Pickens, 0310.

1706, PICKENS, John Norton, b. 28 Dec 1819, d. 24 Dec 1822; Notes: s/o Robert and Martha Smith Pickens, 0306 and 0307. Brother of Sara Smith Pickens, 1702, Charles Franklin Pickens, 0309, Rev Robert Mason Pickens, 0110, Martha Ann Pickens Gambrell, 0206, Col William Smith Pickens, 0220, and Israel Wesley Pickens, 0320. Half-brother (same father, different mother (Nancy T. Pegg Pickens, 0305) of Mary Mandeline Pickens, 0201, Virginia Angeline Pickens, 0202, Adison Gamewell Pickens, 0203, Dorcas Emeline Pickens, 0204, Sidney Asbury Pickens, 0207, Lavina Jane Pickens Pepper, 0105.

0205, PICKENS, Elizabeth, b. 16 Apr 1780, d. 12 Oct 1858; Notes: d/o Capt Robert and Dorcas Hallum Pickens, 1703 and 1704. Sister of Robert Pickens, 0306, and Martha Pickens Smith, 1708.

1821, PICKENS, Elias, b. ?, d. ?;

Notes: African American slave grave. Possibly a descendant of Jemima Pickens, 1824.  New marker.

0204, PICKENS, Dorcas Emeline, b. 6 Oct 1845, d. 14 Jan 1864; Notes: d/o Robert and Nancy T. Pegg Pickens, 0306 and 0305. Sister of Mary Mandeline Pickens, 0201, Virginia Angeline Pickens, 0202, Adison Gamewell Pickens, 0203, Sidney Asbury Pickens, 0207. Half-brother (same father, different mother, Martha Smith Pickens, 0307,) of Sarah Smith Pickens, 1702, John Norton Pickens, 1706, Martha Ann Pickens Gambrell, 0206, Rev Robert Mason Pickens, 0110, Col William Smith Pickens, 0220, Israel Wesley Pickens, 0320.