Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I59343
  • Name: Andrew PICKENS , Jr.
  • RELA: 13th cousin 9x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 SEP 1739 in Paxton, Lancaster Co., PA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina BET 4 MAR 1793 AND 3 MAR 1795
  • Death: 8 NOV 1817 in Pendleton Dist., SC
  • Event: Pic Andrew Pickens
  • Note:
    PICKENS, Andrew, (grandfather of Francis Wilkinson Pickens), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Paxton, Bucks County, Pa., September 13, 1739; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to the Waxhaw settlement in South Carolina in 1752; served in the provincial militia in the campaign against the Cherokee Indians in 1760; entered the Revolutionary Army as captain of militia and attained the rank of brigadier general; commanded an expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1782; member of the state house of representatives 1781-1794; one of the commissioners named to settle the boundary line between South Carolina and Georgia in 1787; member of the state constitutional convention in 1790; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); appointed major general of militia in 1795; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1797; member of the state house of representatives 1800-1812; declined the nomination for governor in 1812; died in Tomassee, Pendleton District, S.C., August 11, 1817; interment in Old Stone Churchyard, near Pendleton, S.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Andrew PICKENS b: ABT 1695 in Ireland
    Mother: Anne DAVIS b: ABT 1705 in North Ireland

    Marriage 1 Rebecca Floride CALHOUN b: 18 NOV 1745
    • Married: 19 MAR 1765 in Abbeville District, SC
    1. Has Children Mary PICKENS b: 1766 in Abbeville Co., SC
    2. Has Children Andrew PICKENS III b: 13 NOV 1779 in South Carolina
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