John Pickens1

b. 1745, d. 16 December 1781
John Pickens|b. 1745\nd. 16 Dec 1781|p6288.htm|Captain Andrew Pickens|b. c 1699\nd. 1756|p6278.htm|Anne Davis|b. c 1700\nd. bt 1760 - 1763|p6279.htm|William Pickens|b. c 1670\nd. c 1735|p6289.htm|Margaret (—?—) (Pickens)||p6290.htm|||||||

3rd great-granduncle of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
5th great-granduncle of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
     John Pickens was born in 1745 in Augusta County, Virginia.1 He was the son of Captain Andrew Pickens and Anne Davis.1 He died on 16 December 1781 in Georgia.1
Additional Data
In 1756-57 in the French and Indian War, John Pickens and his brother Andrew Pickens were privates in their father Captain Andrew Pickens' Anson County, North Carolina, company of colonia militia.2Click to view image

John Pickens was mentioned in his father Andrew Pickens's will dated 5 November 1756 in Anson County, North Carolina.3,4 Click to view image

John Pickens was captured by Tories along with several others, taken across the Savannah River, and burned at the stake near what is today Columbia, Georgia. His widow filed a claim for his service in the Revolutionary War in 1790.5


  1. [S674] Terry Pickens McLean, online <…>, Terry Pickens McLean (e-mail address), downloaded 2004.
  2. [S677] North Carolina, The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Vol. XXIII (Raleigh: State Department of Archives and History, unknown publish date), 381.
  3. [S675] E.M. Sharp, Pickens Families of the South (Memphis, Tennessee: E.M. Sharp, 1963), 11-12, citing a photostatic copy of the original will made by the State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C. on Oct. 2, 1957. North Carolina Wills, Volume XXIV, page 42.
  4. [S674] Terry Pickens McLean, 2004, citing Lois K. Nix and Mary Kay Snell, Thomas Boone Pickens - His Ancestors; Wolfe City Texas, Hemington Publishing Company, 1989; pp 45-50, who cited Anson County, North Carolina, Will Book I, 1757, p. 115.
  5. [S670] Christopher S. Powell, online <>, Christopher S. Powell (e-mail address), downloaded 2004, citing Lois K. Nix and Mary Kay Snell, THOMAS BOONE PICKENS - HIS ANCESTORS; p. 49, 54, who cited Alice Noble Waring, 'Pickens Genealogy Southern Branch, TRANSACTIONS OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, R. L. Bryan Company, 1966, Vol, 71, p. 69.