Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I331525
  • Name: Francis Wilkinson PICKENS
  • RELA: 14th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 APR 1805 in South Carolina
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina BET 1834 AND 1841
  • Event: Appointed BET 1858 AND 1860 U.S. Ambassador to Russia
  • Event: Elected Governor of South Carolina BET 1860 AND 1862
  • Death: 25 JAN 1869 in Edgefield Co., SC
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. Francis Wilkinson Pickens
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    PICKENS, Francis Wilkinson, (grandson of Andrew Pickens), a Representative from South Carolina; born on a plantation on the Toogoodoo River, St. Paul's Parish, Colleton District, S.C., April 7, 1805; completed preparatory studies; attended Franklin College, Athens, Ga., and was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Edgefield District in 1829; engaged in planting; member of the state house of representatives 1832-1833; elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George McDuffie; reelected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses and elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from December 8, 1834, to March 3, 1843; chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Twenty-sixth Congress); member of the state senate 1844-1846; member of the Nashville southern convention in 1850; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1857 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andrew P. Butler; Minister to Russia 1858-1860; governor of South Carolina 1860-1862; died in Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C., January 25, 1869; interment in Edgefield Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Andrew PICKENS III b: 13 NOV 1779 in South Carolina
    Mother: Susannah Smith WILKINSON b: ABT 1788

    Marriage 1 Margaret Eliza SIMKINS b: ABT 1808
      1. Has No Children Susan Wilkinson PICKENS b: ABT 1828 in South Carolina
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