Willard Pickens

Male5 May 1839–30 January 1923

Brief Life History of Willard

When Willard Pickens was born on 5 May 1839, in Hartwick, Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Martin Pickens, was 42 and his mother, Hannah Countryman, was 38. He married Ellen Bissell on 27 November 1862, in Hartwick, Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Middlefield, Otsego, New York, United States in 1850 and Wellsville, Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States for about 45 years. He died on 30 January 1923, in Hartwick, Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hartwick, Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Willard Pickens
Ellen Bissell
Marriage: 27 November 1862
Caroline Pickens
Burt H Pickins

Sources (14)

  • William Pickens in household of Martin Pickens, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Willard Pickins in entry for Burt H Pickins, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Willard Pickens, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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  • Marriage
    27 November 1862Hartwick, Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 24

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 24

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: variant of Picken .

    Possibly also an altered form of French Picon .

    History: General Andrew Pickens (1739–1817) of the American Revolution was a great grandson of Robert (Andrew) Pickens alias Robert (André) Picon, reportedly a Huguenot who in 1685 left France to avoid religious persecution and settled briefly in Scotland and finally in Northern Ireland. The name of this ancestor is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors, where he is said to have been born in France to André Picon, while some other sources claim he was a Scotsman who, having married a French Huguenot woman, lived in France until 1685.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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