Name: Rhoda Pickard
Birth: ABT 1812 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Burial: presumed in Lewis County, Tennessee
Census: 18 OCT 1850 Lewis County, Tennessee, Civil District #4, age 28
Death: BET 1855 AND 1860 in presumed in Lewis County, Tennessee
English (mainly Yorkshire) and German: variant of Picard. English: some early examples, such as Paganus filius Pichardi (Hampshire, 1160), seem to point to derivation from a Germanic personal name, probably composed of the elements bic ‘sharp point’, ‘pointed weapon’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
Dutch: regional name for someone from Picardy in northern France.
German: variant of Picker 4.
Picard Name Meaning
French, Scottish, and German: from Old French Picard ‘Picard’, a regional name for someone from Picardy in northern France.French: from a pejorative derivative of pic ‘pick’, ‘pike’, cognate of Pike 3 and 4.Jewish (western Ashkenazic): Frenchification of the German name Bickhart.
As Rhoda is named as John Pickard's youngest daughter in his will, her birthyear is presumed as 1812, the year her mother died. This would make her a minor, unmarried at the time of her father's will in 1826.
Will of John Pickard written on October 27, 1826 in Maury County, Tennessee, Loose Records Project, Wills and Settlements, Will Book
# F, page 173.
In the name of God Amen. I John Pickard of the county of Maury and State of Tennessee knowing that I am mortal and that it is appointed for all "......." once to die & being weak in body but of a sound and disposing mind. Do make constitute and ordain the following as my last will and testament. (Viz) First I commit my soul to God who gave it and my body to the dust from whence it came to be buried in a decent and Christian manner in hopes of a glorious immortality at the "........" day of resurrection.
Secondly of my world affairs. I give unto my son Isaac my home plantation with the reserve(?) that my beloved wife Nancy is to have her comfortable support off of it during her widowhood.
3rd. I give unto my son John one tract of one hundred & sixty acres adjoining Sollomon Hoge's tract of land and whereon Jerry Dodson now lives.
4th. I leave unto my beloved wife Nancy my dwelling house and outhouse with all of the household and kitchen furniture with the exception of the beds and furniture that my three daughters Ruth, Catherine and Sally to ".............." good beds and furniture each) During her natural life or whilest she remain my widow. "..........................." to my said wife our Negro woman Anaca during her natural life or while she remains my widow. I further give unto her fifteen hogs fit for killing this fall & fifteen "year old" hogs, four cows of her choice out of my stock of cattle, "......." horse to be chosen out of "........." of my horses by herself, our plough(?) "..........................................................." one of two weeding hoes, our crib of corn (viz) "......." "........." "........."
5th. I direct that my Negro man Cull(?) "........." with all of my property that is not before divided (except a black girl named Ester) to be sold and out of the proceeds thereof to give my three sons (viz) Alexander, Young S. and Alen ten dollars each and the balance to be equally divided among my daughters (viz) Margaret Pickard, Rebecca Dodson, Jane Roberson(Robertson?), Delila King, Ruth, Mary, Catherine, Sally & Mahaly.
6th. I give unto my youngest daughter RHODA my Negro girl Ester to be and remain for her & "......" heirs use and benefit forever.
7th. At the death of my said wife or in case she should marry again, then in either case I order that all of the "......." that I have divided or "........." to her that is to be "......." to be sold and equally divided amongst all my nine first married daughters that may then be living or "......" "......" sum(?) of their boddys.
8th. I appoint my son Alexander Pickard and my son in law William Pickard to execute this my last will and testament. In testamony I have thereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th day of October 1826.
John (?) Pickard Seal
David Craig Just
William Stockard Just
Note: Illegible words found in the copy of this original document are seen as "...........".
Father: John Pickard Jr. b: ABT 1763 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Mother: Ruth D. Maiden Name Unknown b: ABT 1768 in probably in North Carolina, USA
Joshua Tune b: ABT 1811 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
31 OCT 1833
in Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Married by Rev. William Grimes
Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee 1808-1852, Marriage Register I,
1808-1837, page 55
Joshua Tune to Rhoda Pickard, License-October 29 , 1833,
Married on October 31, 1833
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
about Joshua Tune
Name: Joshua Tune
Spouse: Rhoda Pickard
Marriage Date: 31 Oct 1833 by Wm. Grimes, M. G.
Marriage County: Maury
Marriage State: Tennessee
Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
- William P. Tune b: ABT 1834 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA
- Louisa Jane Tune b: 31 AUG 1829 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA
- Nancy Louise Tune b: 11 FEB 1840 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA
- Living Tune
- Thomas Theodoric Tune b: JAN 1845 in Lewis County, Tennessee, USA
- James Elihu Tune b: 11 MAY 1847 in Lewis County, Tennessee, USA
- Mahala A. Tune b: ABT 1851 in Tennessee, USA
- Joshua Craig Tune b: 09 JUN 1855 in Lewis County, Tennessee, USA