Pickens Cemetery

1819, SITTON, Matthew, b. ?, d. ?;

Notes: African American slave grave. Nothing further known about him. New marker.

1217, ROSAMOND, Mattie A(urelia) E(meline), d/o J(ohn) W(estfield) & A(urelia) A(deliaide) (Oliver) Rosamond (1220 & 1219), b. 18 Apr 1856, d. 27 Sep 1856; Notes: Sister of John Hodges Rosamond, 1218, Dr James Oliver Rosamond, 1222, Jennie Westfield Rosamond, 1221, Addie Rosamond, 1223, Maud Leech Rosamond Wigington, 1319.

1220, ROSAMOND, John W(estfield) b. 25 Dec 1824, d. 21 Sep 1912; Notes: s/o John Hodges Rosamond, born 16 Sep 1789 and died 5 May 1859, buried at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church,  and Jane Westfield Rosamond, born 1791 and died between 1890 and 1900, but her burial site is unknown – it may be in a fieldstone marked grave in this cemetery. H/o Aurelia Adelaide Oliver, 1219. Father of Mattie Aurelia Emeline Rosamond, 1217, John H. Rosamond, 1218, Jennie Westfield Rosamond, 1221, Dr. James Oliver Rosamond, 1222, Addie Rosamond, 1223, Maude Leech Rosamond Wigington, 1319. John W. Rosamond is remembered as a beloved teacher during some period at Three & Twenty School.  There is a tradition that he was the first teacher at that local school with either a college degree or some amount of college.  I have never heard what college he attended, if this passed down history is true.

1218, ROSAMOND, John H(odges) b. 25 Oct 1866, d. 11 Apr 1867; Notes: s/o John Westfield and Aurelia Adelaide Oliver Rosamond, 1220 and 1219. Brother of Mattie Aurelia Emeline Rosamond, 1217, Dr James Oliver Rosamond, 1222, Jennie Westfield Rosamond, 1221, Addie Rosamond, 1223, Maud Leech Rosamond Wigington, 1319.

1221, ROSAMOND, Jennie (Westfield), d/o John (Westfield) & (Aurelia)Adelaide (Oliver) Rosamond, b. 17 Nov 1854, d. 22 Jun 1913; Notes: Sister of Mattie Aurelia Emeline Rosamond, 1217, John H. Rosamond, 1218, Dr. James Oliver Rosamond, 1222, Addie Rosamond, 1223, Maud Leech Rosamond Wigington, 1319.

1222,  ROSAMOND, Dr. James Oliver, b. 5 Feb 1865, d. 23 Apr 1938; Notes: s/o John Westfield and Aurelia Adelaide Oliver Rosamond, 1220 and 1219. Brother of Mattie Aurelia Emeline Rosamond, 1217, John H. Rosamond, 1218, Jennie Westfield Rosamond, 1221, Addie Rosamond, 1223, Maud Leech Rosamond Wigington, 1319.  Dr. Rosamond never married, but he and his sister Addie kept the family home and entertained as appropriate.

1219, ROSAMOND, (Aurelia) Adelaide Oliver, b. 15 Apr 1832, d. 14 Nov 1900; Notes: d/o Dr. James and Martha Leech Oliver, 1215 and 1216. w/o John Westfield Rosamond, 1220. Mother of Mattie Aurelia Emeline Rosamond, 1217, John H. Rosamond, 1218, Jennie Westfield Rosamond, 1221, Dr. James Oliver Rosamond, 1222, Addie Rosamond, 1223, Maud Leech Rosamond Wigington, 1319. Sister of Martha Antionette Oliver Bowen, 1212, David Alexander Oliver, 1214, Prudence Emeline Oliver Smith Pickens, 0221.

1223, ROSAMOND, Addie, b, 20 Mar 1861, d. 30 May 1949; Notes: d/o John Westfield and Aurelia Adelaide Oliver Rosamond, 1220 and 1219. Sister of Mattie Aurelia Emeline Rosamond, 1217, John H. Rosamond, 1218, Jennie Westfield Rosamond, 1221, Dr. James Oliver Rosamond, 1222, and Maud Leech Rosamond Wigington, 1319.  Addie Rosamond never married and she and Dr. James Rosamond (who also never married) lived at and managed the old homeplace.

0308, ROGERS, Nancy (Smith), b. 21 Oct 1833, d. 1 Sep 1845; Notes: d/o Simeon Perkinson and Margaret Pickens Rogers (b. 27 Jan 1816, d. 14 Jun 1905); Simeon and Margaret died and are buried in Cumming, Forsyth County, GA. Margaret Pickens was the eldest child of Robert and Martha Smith Pickens, 0306 and 0307, so this child is another grandchild buried with grandparents rather than parents. Nancy had come up on a visit to the grandparents, fell ill, and died rather suddenly, according to a letter from Margaret to her brother, William Smith Pickens, 0220. It was probably too expensive to return the body to Georgia, and embalming may have been unavailable at that time in this area.

0212, PRIDMORE, Julian, b. 6 Jul 1891, d. 23 Sep 1891; Notes: s/o G. M. (d. 15 Nov 1891, not buried here) and Julia Adeline Pickens Pridmore, 0211.  New marker.

0211, PRIDMORE, Julia Adeline Pickens, b. 4 Apr 1851, d. 4 Aug 1891; Notes: d/o Rev Robert Mason and Martha Ann Burdine Pickens, 0110 and 0111. Sister of William Asbury Pickens, 0208, Theodore Franklin Pickens, 0209, and James Robert Pickens, 0210. w/o G. M. Pridmore (d. 15 Nov 1891, not buried here). They married 24 Jul 1880. She was the mother of Julian Pridmore, 0212, and probably died from complications from Julian's childbirth. 

0403, PICKLE, Nancy J. b. 15 Jul 1840, d. 8 Dec 1844; Notes: d/o Jacob and Martha F. Pegg Pickle, 0409 and 0408. Sister to Caroline F. Pickle, 0405, Amanda E. Pickle, 0404, and the unnamed stillborn child Pickle, 0402. See comment at Jacob Pickle, 0409, for the spelling of the name. New marker.

0408, PICKLE,  Martha F. Pegg, b. (31 Aug 1808 in KY) , d. (6 Apr 1880); Notes: d/o John and Sarah Douthit Pegg, 0806 and 0807, and sister of James Bailey Pegg, 0707; Nancy T. Pegg Pickens, 0305; and Caroline Elvina Pegg Gambrell, 1810. Martha was the wife of Jacob Pickle (0409), and they were married on 8 Nov 1831. Martha and Jacob had 10 children: Amanda (0404), John H. (0410), William J., Sarah J., Nancy J. (0403), Caroline F. (0405), an unnamed child (0402), Theresa M., Martha A., and Henrietta A.  See the comment in Jacob Pickle about the spelling of the name.  New Marker.

0410, PICKLE, John H.,  b. Aug 21, 1834, d. Aug 17, 1878; Notes: This is surely a child of Jacob, 0409, and Martha Pegg Pickle. Some sources say Martha Pelfrey was Jacob's 2nd wife. One normally reliable source said John was son of Jacob and Martha Pegg Pickle, and that Jacob only had one wife. We just need to know more about the Pickle family. See comment at Jacob Pickle about the spelling of the name.  New marker.

0409, PICKLE, Jacob, b. 6 Apr 1808, d. 6 Dec 1882; Notes: The name Pickle is often spelled "Pickell" or "Pickel" in many sources, but on all the old period chiseled fieldstones,  it is spelled "Pickle," and tradition has it that Jacob himself carved and chiseled all four of the old soapstone markers for his and Martha’s children that died so terribly young. So I have copied their spelling. Jacob was the first son of William (b. 30 Oct 1776, d. 2 Feb 1866) and Elizabeth Wilson Pickle or Pickell (b. 2 May 1782, d. 1 Mar 1869), both of whom are buried at Big Creek Baptist Church in Williamston, Anderson County, SC.  (I find it fascinating that William, Jacob’s father, was a deacon of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in the period 1824-1837(and maybe earlier and later too), when Mt. Pisgah only had one deacon.  His family had to travel over 10 miles to attend church – a great distance, especially considering he lived in Williamston where Big Creek Baptist Church was located!)  Jacob’s grandfather, Jacob Pickel, came from Germany ca 1780. Jacob married Martha F. Pegg on 8 Nov 1831. There is a reference book “History of the William Pickle Family” by Jack Pickle of Victoria, Texas, that I hope to obtain and that it will have some more information on this family and their Pegg connection.  Jacob and Martha had 10 children: Amanda (0404), John H. (0410), William J., Sarah J., Nancy J. (0403), Caroline F. (0405), an unnamed child (0402), Theresa M., Martha A., and Henrietta A. New Marker.

0405, PICKLE, Caroline F., b. 19 March 1843, d. 21 Jun 1849; Notes: d/o Jacob and Martha F. Pegg Pickle, 0409 and 0408. Sister to Nancy J. Pickle, 0403, Amanda E. Pickle, 0404, and the unnamed stillborn child Pickle, 0402. See comment at Jacob Pickle, 0409, for the spelling of the name. New marker.

0402, PICKLE, Child, b. 8 Apr 1845, d. 8 Apr 1845; Notes: An unnamed child of unknown gender of Jacob and Martha F. Pegg Pickle, 0409 and 0408. The old home made marker simply said "A Still Birth." See comment at Jacob Pickle, 0409, for the spelling of the name. New marker.

0404, PICKLE, Amanda E., b. 4 Sep 1839, d. 30 Nov 1841; Notes: d/o Jacob and Martha F. Pegg Pickle, 0409 and 0408. Sister to Nancy J. Pickle, 0403, Caroline F. Pickle, 0405, and the unnamed stillborn child Pickle, 0402. See comment at Jacob Pickle, 0409, for the spelling of the name. New marker.

0220, PICKENS, Col. William S(mith), b. 6 Feb 1823, d. 20 May 1907; Notes: s/o Robert and Martha Smith Pickens, 0306 and 0307. h/o (1st wife) Julia Ann Welborn, 0311, with whom he was father of Robert Welborn Pickens, 0116 and Charles Wesley Pickens, 0310; (2nd wife) Prudence Emeline Oliver Smith, 0221,  with whom he was father of James Oliver Pickens, 0222, Margaret Caroline Pickens, 0312; (3rd wife) Martha Louisa Rush, b. 20 Aug 1841, d. 16 Nov 1910, buried at Trinity Methodist in Anderson, SC. Brother of Sara Smith Pickens, 1702, John Norton Pickens, 1706, Rev Robert Mason Pickens, 0110, Martha Ann Pickens Gambrell, 0206, Charles Franklin Pickens, 0309, 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. As a side note, the Colonel title must have been honorary, as there seems to have been no record of any official military service of any kind, even militia service by William Smith Pickens. But he was certainly a leading citizen of this part of Anderson County, and the title was not unusual for the time and place.

0318, PICKENS, W(illiam) Clarence, b. 14 Oct 1867, d. 19 Aug 1929; Notes: s/o Israel Wesley and Sarah Ann Sitton Pickens, 0320 and 0321. h/o Eleura Istalena Sitton Pickens, 0319, married 12 Apr 1894. Father of unnamed infant, probably daughter, 0322.

0208, PICKENS, William Asbury, b. 24 Jun 1860, d. 8 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.