Margaret (—?—) (Pickens)1

5th great-grandmother of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
7th great-grandmother of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for William Lemuel Horn II
     Margaret, traditionally Margaret Pike, married William Pickens, son of Robert (Andre) Pickens and Esther Jane Benoit, in Northern Ireland.1,2
     It is thought that William and Margaret Pickens arrived in America with their children about 1719. Although the majority of Scots-Irish immigrants to Pennsylvania arrived at the Port of Philadelphia, a significant number came through New Castle, Delaware. It is probably safe to say that William and family arrived at one or the other. Apparently, they settled first in Bensalem, Bucks County, where William Pickens and his wife, and Israel and Margaret Pickens are found in the records of the Low Dutch Reformed Church. On a list of "Newcomers from Earlandt" who joined the church are found. . .3

     1719 - Willem Pecken and his wife, by certificate.
     1720 - Iserell Pecken by profession.
     1722 - Margaret Picken by Profession.3,4

And under "New Church Members from Ireland, Nov. 4, 1724. . ."

     The new members from Ireland have been received on letter of attestation and have now become chosen Elders - William Pickens
     and his wife.

Also. . .

     Israel Pickens by profession of faith.
     Margaret Pickens, communicant, June 6, 1724.3,5

     The Low Dutch Reformed Church at "Bensalem & Shammenji" was established on 20 May 1710 as a Dutch speaking Reformed congregation under Presbyterian authority. (The Low Dutch should not be confused with "Pennsylvania Dutch" who were German, not Dutch). The early Scots-Irish immigrants to Pennsylvania, having no churches of their own, joined Dutch Reformed churches. In the years that followed they came to outnumber the Dutch at Bensalem. Fearing the loss of their identity, the Dutch congregants withdrew to form a new Dutch Reformed congregation, and by 1730, the Bensalem church was clearly a Scots-Irish Presbyterian Church.

Children of Margaret (—?—) (Pickens) and William Pickens


  1. [S674] Terry Pickens McLean, online <…>, Terry Pickens McLean (e-mail address), downloaded 2004.
  2. [S675] E.M. Sharp, Pickens Families of the South (Memphis, Tennessee: E.M. Sharp, 1963), 3.
  3. [S674] Terry Pickens McLean, 2004, citing Notes of E.M. Sharp, as found in the Mississippi Dept. of Archives.
  4. [S675] E.M. Sharp, Pickens Families of the South, 2.
  5. [S675] E.M. Sharp, Pickens Families of the South, 2, citing the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania Publications under, Reformed Church, (Neshaminy) Bensalem, Bucks Co.; No. 5, 1912-1914., 35, 36.
  6. [S675] E.M. Sharp, Pickens Families of the South, 2 (writer's conclusion based on Bensalem church records as given in this book).