Name: Peggy Whatley
Note: As seen in the will of her father and her husband.
Birth: BET 1749 AND 1754 in Virginia or North Carolina, USA
Note: Birth year estimated from a marriage at age 16-21 & the date of 1793 when son Thomas was born, according the biography of his son John Pickard. Also Thomas Pickard is listed last in the will of John Pickard, Sr. as one of his three youngest sons. And the 1800 census shows the eldest female was born 1755 or ealier.
Death: AFT 15 FEB 1812 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Note: Date of her husband's will
Note the number of given names of the children of Michael & Catherine Byrd Whatley that are found in the those of John & Margaret "Peggy" Whatley Pickard's children.
Named as his daughter in the Deed of Gift & Testament of Michael Whatley, 16 February 1788....
Note - Wilkes County was the first of eight original counties created in the first state constitution on February 5, 1777; Washington county was formed in 1784; Greene County was formed on February 3, 1786, from land given by Washington County.
Deed of Gift & Testament located at http://ancestry.com
Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992
Wilkes County, Georgia
Wills, 1790-1852, images 186-187
Deed of Gift & Testament
Transcribed by Gloria J. Tune 04 October 2015
16 February 1788
In the name of God Amen. I Michael Whatley of the State of Georgia & County of Washington, being in perfect health and of sound mind & memory, but calling to mind the mortality of my body, and for other causes me thereunto moving, do dispose of my worldly goods with which it hath pleased God to bless me, in manner and form following.
Item. And all the rest of my movable estate not above mentioned I give and bequeath to my son Daniel, and my daughter Peggy Pickard wife of John Pickard, to be equally divided between them and to be to their own proper use & behoof and their heirs forever. And I do firmly by these presents ratify and confirm the above Deed of Gift and do hereby disannul any and every will and testament heretofore made by me, in witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty eight.
S/ Michael Whatley (seal)
Sealed & signed in presnece of
S/ John Chandler
S/ Gideon Anderson
S/ Martin Anderson
At the bottom it states "I desire this above deed of Gift & Testament should be admitted to record immediately." There is no signature under this statement.
"Michael Whatley Deed of Gift & Testament 1788"
Note the listings recorded for this cemetery following do not include the name of John Pickard, Sr. or wife Peggy Whatley Pickard. It does appears some of their descendants are buried here. Notes show there are 55 unmarked graves among the 12 that are marked.
Orange County North Carolina Cemeteries
164 MINNIS FAMILY CEMETERY (ca. 1834)
Location - In west central Bingham Township NW of the intersection of Teer Road (SR #1101) and Bradshaw Quarry Road (SR #1100 and SR #1115). The stone-walled cemetery lies on the right hand side about 100 ft north up Kinlin Trail, a new road about 100 ft west of the intersection.
Coordinates: 35d 58m 18.0s N; 79d 14m 56.0s W Click here for Google maps
Survey - This cemetery was surveyed on February 28, 1974. Visited and photographed in January 2005 by Milton Forsyth, who also revised the location instructions.
Graves, Marked - 12 marked graves.
Graves, Unmarked - 55 unmarked graves. There are probably many more.
Comment - See historical comments under entry for 'Pickard, John'.
Status  - Cemetery is unattended and overgrown and the stone walls are partially broken down. There are still some standing grave markers; apparently the appearance is much like it was in the 1970s.
C----, J P (b. - d. )
(Stone out of position)
Crawford, George S. (b. - d. 3 Mar 1854)
Son of Saml. and Rebecca Crawford. Ag'D 1 Yr. 4 Mos. 26 Ds.
Minnis, Infant Son (b. - d. 11 Jul 1852)
Infant Son of Jas. M. and Mary Minnis. Age 8 Mos., 18 Ds.
Minnis, Infant Son (b. - d. 26 Feb 1853)
Infant Son of Jas. M. and Mary Minnis (stone fallen)
Minnis, James M. (b. - d. 24 Mar 1854)
Aged 39 Yrs., 3 Mos., 9 Ds.
Minnis, Mary (b. - d. 25 Mar 1853)
Wife of Jas. M. Minnis. Aged 32 Yrs., 11 Mos., 29 Ds.
Minnis, Mary Ann (b. - d. 22 Jul 1852)
Daughter of Jas. M. and Mary Minnis. Aged 1 Yr., 11 Mos., 8 Ds.
Pickard, Daniel (b. - d. 15 Apr 1842)
(Stone out of position)
Pickard, Elisha (b. - d. 25 Dec 1834)
Shale (Stone out of position)
Pickard, Ellen A. (b. 6 Feb 1801 - d. 18 Nov 1874)
Wife of John Pickard. Aged 73 Yrs., 9 Mos. and 12 Ds. (stone off base). Name: Ellena (or Ellen A.?)
Pickard, John (b. 1800 - d. Jan 1863)
Aged about 63 Yrs. (stone off base). Footstone: J. P. --- From a letter from Jim Pickard to Mrs. Engstrom, Feb 11, 1977: I found the old Minnis Graveyard last summer and found John and Ellena Pickard's stones. They are my great-grandparents. But I did not find Elisha's who was John's father. Someone has destroyed the stone as Mr. Bradshaw, who owns the land, said vandals had damaged the graveyard recently. [James W. Pickard, 114 Shaw St., Randleman, NC 27317]. See also Orange County Will Book D, P. 351, Will of John Pickard, Dtd 15 Feb 1812.
Smith, Edward (b. 14 Aug 1820 - d. 17 Nov 1865)
Aged 45 Yrs., 3 Mos. and 3 Ds. Footstone: E.S.
Not certain the following records belong to Margaret "Peggy" Whatley Pickard, or are those of another Pickard wife......
1830 United States Federal Census
Enumeration date: 01 June 1830
Name: Margaret Pickard
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Orange, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 (b. 1821-1825)
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
****Note this record also shows a Free White Female, age 60 but under 70, but was failed to be listed by Ancestry.com records--that would be a female born circa 1761-1770.
Total Free White Persons: 2---this should say 3, not 2
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):2
1830; Census Place: Orange, North Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 123; Page: 274; Family History Library Film: 0018089
Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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Original data: Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
Name: Margaret Pickard
Probate Date: 1830
Probate Place: Orange, North Carolina, USA
Inferred Death Year: Abt 1830
Inferred Death Place: North Carolina, USA
Item Description: Wills, 1663-1978; Estate Papers, 1754-1944
06 October 1830
Letters of Administration granted to John Jones for the estate of Margaret Pickard, deceased of Orange County. Entered into bond with Thomas D. Watts & Robert Moore for $300.
From copy of original......
State of North Carolina
At a Court held at the Clerk's office of Orange County on 6th October 1830
Present Thomas Clancy, David Yarbrough, William H. Adams
Administrators of the Estate of Margaret Pickard decd. is granted to John Jones who entered into Bond with Thomas D. Watts and Robert Moore & Jones
Ordered that the Admr. of Margaret Pickard decd. have leave to sale all the personal estate of said decd. consisting of household & kitchen furniture, one cow & calf, corn, oats, one ax.
Given under our hands & seals
S/ David Yarbrough (seal)
S/ Thos. H. Adams (seal)
S/ Thos. Clancy (seal)
27th November 1830
John Jones & Thomas D. Watts bound for $300 for John Jones as Admintrator of the estate of Margaret Pickard, deceased of Orange County.
Wills, 1663-1978, Estate Papers, 1754-1944 (Orange County); Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Raleigh, North Carolina); Probate Place: Orange, North Carolina
Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: North Carolina County, District and Probate Courts.
Father: Michael Whatley Sr. b: ABT 1727 in Virginia Colony
Mother: Catherine Byrd
John Pickard Sr. b: ABT 1730 in Wales
BEF 15 FEB 1788
in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Note: Named on this date in her father Michael Whatley's will as Peggy Pickard, wife of John Pickard.
- Henry Pickard b: BET 1751 AND 1760 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- James Pickard b: BEF 1755 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- John Pickard Jr. b: ABT 1763 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Alexander Pickard b: SEP 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Rebecca Pickard b: ABT 1767 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Isaac Pickard b: BET 1769 AND 1773 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Richard Pickard b: ABT 1775 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Sally Pickard b: BET 1776 AND 1794 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Elisha Pickard b: ABT 1777 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Frances Pickard b: ABT 1779 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Michael Pickard b: BET 1785 AND 1788 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Catherine Pickard b: ABT 1786 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Daniel Pickard b: ABT 1789 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Jesse Pickard b: ABT 1791 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
- Thomas Pickard b: ABT 1793 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA