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1 John1 Pickering born about 1615 in England; died 1657 in Salem, MA; married 1636 to Elizabeth (???) who was also born in England and died 1665. In the year 1634/35 John Pickering immigrated to America at Ipswich, Massachusetts on the ship William and John from Yorkshire, England. In 1637, John and Elizabeth move to Salem. John, a carpenter by trade, built a house on his land in 1651 which is still standing and which was home to ten generations of his family. John died in Salem in the year 1657. The house was passed from father to son until 1951, its 300th year, when it was deeded to a corporation known as "The Pickering Foundation." The same year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts granted the corporation a charter which exempted it from all taxes. This ended a tradition of leaving the house to a son of the next generation but created a form of institution more compatibale with existing laws and thus assuring the preservation of the house and it contents. Here is a list of his possible children:
11 Lt. John2 Pickering born 1637; died 1694; married Mrs. Alice Flint Bullock.
12 Jonathan2 Pickering born 1639; died 1729; married about 1666 to Jane Cromwell.
13 Elizabeth2 Pickering born 1644; probably died 1644.
14 Thomas2 Pickering born 1645; died 1719-20; married Mary Gee.
15 Elizabeth2 Pickering born about 1645.

12 Jonathan2 Pickering (John1) born 1639 in Massachusetts; died 1729 in Massachusetts; married about 1666 to Jane Cromwell, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Cromwell. Jane's family is reputed to be related to that of Oliver Cromwell, who served as Protector of the Commonwealth of Britian from 1653 to 1658. In 1660, when the Stuart rule was resumed by Charles II, many of the family and supporters of Cromwell fled England, and Jane's family is believed to have come to America about that time. Johnathan was a shipwright by trade. They were the parents of eleven children:
121 Jane3 Pickering
122 Elizabeth3 Pickering
123 Mary3 Pickering
124 Ann3 Pickering
125 Jonathan3 Pickering
126 Sarah3 Pickering
127 John3 Pickering
128 Hannah3 Pickering
129 Samuel3 Pickering, Sr. born August 3, 1684; Christened September 3, 1684 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 1727 in Solebury Township, Bucks County; married November 7, 1712 to Mary Scarborough who was born 1695 in Bucks County the daughter of John and Mary Scarborough.
12A Mercy3 Pickering
12B child3 Pickering

129 Samuel3 Pickering, Sr. (Jonathan2, John1) born August 3, 1684; Christened September 3, 1684 in Bucks Co, PA; died 1727 in Solesbury Township, Bucks Co, PA; married Novmeber 7, 1712 at Middletown MM, Bucks Co, PA to Mary Scarborough who was born 1695 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania the daughter of John and Mary (Pierson) Scarborough. Sometime in the early 1700s they moved to the Quaker settlement of New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and became affiliated with that religious faith. His wife's parents were both Quakers. Mary's father, John Scarborough, III had come to America with his father, John Jr. His father returned to England and died there but John III remained in America and became an Indian agent for William Penn. After Samuel died, Mary married in 1730 to Joseph Lupton, who had a large family of his own. Joseph was leader of the Quakers in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Frederick County and Berkeley County, Virginia areas. These were prosperous people and many of their old homes and the old restored Quaker Church of Hopewell are still standing (1976). Joseph and Mary had three chldren namely, Ann, Mercy, and Johnathan. In 1742 Joseph moved the family to a Quaker settlement in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, near present Winchester. When the French and Indian War began in 1754, Winchester became headquarters for the frontier army. Several of the Lupton and Pickering children married. (A note must be made here. Although it is "generally" accepted that Samuel, Sr. was the son of Johnathan, there have been many heated debates regarding his parentage.) Samuel and Mary were the parents of seven children:
1291 John4 Pickering born 1714 in Buck County, Pennsylvania; died February 1, 1787; married 1745 to Hannah Dawes who was born 1709 and died December 14, 1791. They lived in the Quaker settlement.
1292 Isaac4 Pickering born December 23, 1716 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married 1738 to Sarah Lupton. Isaac and Sarah lived in Buck County until Sarah's death. Isaac then moved into Frederick County, Virginia where many of his relatives had migrated between 1758 and 1783. He married second Mrs. Sidney (Rogers) Wright, the widow of Isaac Wright. Some of Isaac Pickering's children married Sidney's children.
1293 Samuel4 Pickering, Jr. born January 20, 1720(1718?) in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 1795 in Frederick County, Virginia; married October 30, 1747 in Bucks County to Grace Stackhouse.
1294 Grace4 Pickering born 1722 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania married 1745 to William Lupton. They moved to Frederick County, Virginia after marrying and raised several children.
1295 Levi4 Pickering born 1725 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
1296 William4 Pickering born March 1, 1727 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died January 10, 1789; married to Sarah Wright who was born May 15, 1727 in Frederick County, Virginia the daughter of James and Mary Wright. Sarah died 1796. (I have seen data that suggests William was born in 1720 and Sarah in Pennsylvania.)
1297 child4 Pickering

1293 Samuel4 Pickering, Jr. (Samuel, Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born January 20, 1720(1718?) in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 1795 in Frederick County, Virginia; married October 30, 1747 in Bucks County to Grace Stackhouse who was born July 27, 1720 in Richland, Buck County, Pennsylvania the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Gilbert) Stackhouse and died 1783 in Frederick County, Virginia. It might be noted that Mrs. Ruth Marshall Strong, who is responsible for much of this early work on the Pickerings, has data that suggests Samuel Jr. was born 1718 and that Grace died 1777 in Bucks County and that her parents were John and Elizabeth (Pearson) Stackhouse. Samuel and Grace were born in the first Quaker settlement in the state of Pennsylvania. It was just north of Philadelphia across the Delaware River out of New Jersey. The Quakers began the settlement in 1682-84 and built their first church meeting house called New Hope. The area is now Bucks County. Many of their generation of friends and relatives had gone into the valley of the Potomac and Shenandoah River as early as 1732. The French and Indian Wars came in 1757-65 and many of their relatives and friends went into Frederick County, Virginia which was a Quaker settlement begun by Alexander Ross and others by a large land grant from the Governor of Virginia. A United States Government ordinance of 1787 was passed with no slavery north and west of the Ohio River. After 1800, many of these families were pioneering the frontiers of Ohio and Indiana. Samuel Jr. apparently remained in Bucks County for a time after his mother and step-father (Mary Scarborough Pickering and Joseph Lupton) moved to Virginia. Samuel Jr. is believed to have moved to Frederick County, Virginia sometime after the French and Indian War. They attended Hopewell Meeting House. Records of this family are found in Hinshaw's Quaker Records. Samuel Jr. and Grace were the parents of twelve chldren:
12931 Mary5 Pickering born October 30, 1748 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died Belmont County, Ohio; married August 21, 1768 to Richard Fawcett, II who was born May 7, 1745 in Bucks County, the son of Richard and Rachel (Longacre) Fawcett; died May 29, 1801; Will recorded in Frederick County, Virginia.
12932 Jacob5 Pickering born September 4, 1750 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married December 21, 1774 at Hopewell Church in Frederick County, Virginia to Hannah Ellis who was born 1750 the daughter of Enos and Elizabeth (Colson) Ellis, and died 1816 in Frederick County, Virginia.
12933 Benjamin5 Pickering born July 7, 1752 in Bucks Co, PA; died January 27, 1807 in New Hope, Greene Co, TN; married October 18, 1775 at Hopewell Meeting House, Frederick Co, VA to Rebecca Ellis the daughter of Enos and Elizabeth (Colson) Ellis.
12934 Sarah5 Pickering born September 2, 1754 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
12935 Samuel5 Pickering, III born February 5, 1757 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 1830 in Belmont County, Ohio; married November 14, 1782 in Virginia at Hopewell Church, Frederick County, Virgnina to Phebe Lykins who was born in Virginia.
12936 Isaac5 Pickering born May 12, 1759 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married March 8, 1780 to Sidney Wright who was born in Frederick County, Virginia. (This marriage may belong to Uncle 1292 Isaac Pickering who married second a "Sidney Rogers Wright.")
12937 Jonathan5 Pickering born March 28, 1761 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died in Ohio; married first on November 7, 1787 to Sarah Fisher who was born July 25, 1768 in Frederick County, Virginia the daughter of Borak and Mary Fisher. Jonathan married second in 1793 to Elizabeth Rogers who was born November 13, 1761 in Pennsylvania the daughter of Evan and Sarah Rogers.
12938 John5 Pickering born July 16, 1763 Hopewell MM, Winchester, Frederick County, Virgnina; married September 5, 1786 to Sarah Lykins who was born about 1766 and died 1795 in Frederick County, Virginia.
12939 Grace5 Pickering born November 5, 1765 Hopewell MM, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia; married James Jones who was born in Frederick County, Virginia. They moved to Ohio.
1293A Mercy5 Pickering born December 28, 1767 Hopewell MM, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia; married Joseph Lupton who was born in Frederick County, Virginia.
1293B Rachel5 Pickering born October 4, 1770 Hopewell MM, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia; married John Lupton who was born in Frederick County, Virginia.
1293C Hannah5 Pickering born February 23, 1773 Hopewell MM, Winchester, Frederick County, Virgnia; married October 8, 1800 to James Wright, Jr. who was born in Frederick County, Virginia the son of James and Phoebe Wright. They moved to Ohio.

12933 Benjamin5 Pickering (Samuel, Jr.4, Samuel, Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born July 7, 1752 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died January 27, 1807 in New Hope, Greene County, Tennessee; married October 18, 1775 at Hopewell Meeting House, Frederick Co, VA to Rebecca Ellis who was born September 22, 1753 in Bucks County the daughter of Enos and Elizabeth (Coleson) Ellis; died December 22, 1836 Greene County, Tennessee. Benjamin moved with his parents to Frederick County, Virginia. In 1794, Benjamin and Rebecca moved to Greene County, Tennessee at about the same time as did many of their friends and relatives from the Quaker settlements in Virginia and North Carolina. Much of the land purchased by the Quakers was part of a 25,000 acre land grant to General Nathaniel Greene for his service in the Revolutionary War. Their settlement was established around New Hope Meeting House, named after the original church in Bucks County. It was located near Rheatown on what was then known as McCartney's Knobbs but soon became better known as the Quaker Knobbs. Below find the Wills of Benjamin and Rebecca (Ellis) Pickering.
     "In the Name of God Amen; Whereas I Benjamin Pickering of Greene County and State of
Tennessee Being weak in health but sound in Memory & understanding thanks be to Almighty
God for it, Do make and Constitute this my last will and Testament my body I Recommend to
the Earth to be Buried In a Christian like manner at the Discresion of my Executor and as
touching my wordly Estate I give and Demise and disolve in the following Manner
     first, that all my Just debts & funeral Charges shall be paid
     I give to my Several Sons Samuel, Ellis, Enos, Benjamin, Jonathan, and John, the sum
of five Dollars to Each & Every of them and to my Daughters Rebeckah, Mary and Elizabeth
five Dollars Each to be paid in two years after my Decease to as many of said Legatees as
Shall be then arrived to the Lawful age of an Heir and to be paid to the Rest as they arrive
at the age Aforsaid to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate and Discharged in Good trade.
And all the Remainder of my Real and Moveable Estate I give Demise and Beaqueat th my well
Beloved wife Rebeckah to be in her actual possession *  & after my Decease to Sell & Convey
the sam as She Shall See Cause and also I Constitute make and ordain her my said wife to be my
Sole & absolute Executrix of the my Last will and Testament and I do hereby Revoke Disalow and
Disanul all & Every other testament, Wills, Legaues, bequests and Executors by me in any
wise Named willed and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and not other to be my last
will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Second Day
of the Eight month One thousand Eight hundred and six.

Benjamin Pickering
Signed Sealed & pronounced by me the said Benjamin Pickering as my last will and testament
in the presence of

John Jones
Ellis Ellis"

* illegible
The Will of Rebecca (Ellis) Pickering
     Whereas, I Rebecka Pickering of Green County and State of Tennessee, being in good health
& of sound mind and understanding, thanks be to the authour of my existance for it. - and calling
to mind that all are appointed once to die.  I do make & constitute this to be my Last Will & 
Testament and as touching my worldly estate, I give and dispose of in the following manner, to wit.
     First, That ll my Just debts & funeral charges be paid out of my moveable estate.
     Secondly, I give & bequeath unto my Son Jonathan thirty acres of my land situate lying &
being in the Southeast corner of my one hundred & forty acre tract. to wit, Beginning at the
Southeast corner of my said tract, of land running north to a stake, then Due west dividing my 
apple orchard equal, giving one half thereof unto said Jonathan, continuing west to a stake for 
compliment land then running South to the original line of my said *   the beginning Including 
said thirty acres with my present Dwelling house, out houses, Barn, one half of my said apple 
orchard Joining next to my said buildings, with all & singular the previledges & advantages 
appertaining thereunto, for him to be in actual possession there of at & after my death to sell & 
convey the same as he, his heirs or assigns may see fit.
     Thirdly, I give will & bequeath the remainder of all my lands with all & singular the 
previledges & advantages thereunto belonging unto my five sons namely Samuel, Ellis, Enos, Benjamin, 
and John. to be divided equal in value between them by appraisement or otherwise as my Executors 
may think best, on conditions herein after named.
     Fourth, I will give & allow my son John to have his *  Dwelling house & out house & spring, 
where he now lives clear & entirely free from the above aluded appraisement or valuation, of my 
lands mentioned in the third paragraph hereof, that is to say, my meaning & will is that my son 
John shall have & hold said buildings & spring and have & hold and equal part with my four sons 
named in said third paragraph in said lands keeping said spring & building out of the valuation 
thereof.
     Fifthly, I give & bequeath one third part of all my house hold & kitchen furniture & wearing 
apparrel unto my four grand Daughters namely, Mary, Heta, Rachel & Elizabeth Neal daughters of my 
daughter Rebeckah Neal, Deceased who was wife of Henry Neal, to be divided equal between them by 
appraisement or otherwise as my Executors may think proper and the other remaining in two thirds of 
said furniture & wearing apparrel, I will & give unto my other two daughters namely Mary Johnson & 
Elizabeth Johnson to be Divided equal between them as my Executor may think Just & equal.
     Sixly, the remainder of my moveable estate, I will and allow to be divided equal between my 
above named six sons. to wit; Samuel, Ellis, Enos, Benjamin, Jonathan & John as my Executors shall 
Direct
     Seventhly, I direct & its my will that my six sons above named be and pay each and equal part 
of my said Just debts, funeral charges & expenses of attending on me in sickness or extreme bodily 
infirmities.
     Lastly, I conclude constitute make & appoint my two sons, to wit; Samuel & Jonathan my sole &
absolute Executors of this my last will & Testament hereby revoking & Disannulling all former Wills 
by me in any wise named willed or bequeathed hereby ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my 
last Will and Testament.  In witness, whereof.  I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my seal, this 
fifth day of te fifth month, in the year of one thousand eight hundred & twenty four.

Rebeckah Pickering
Signed, Sealed & pronounced by me Rebeckah Pickering this to be my last will and Testament. In the
presence of

James Jones
William Pickering"

* illegible

The Wills of Benjamin and Rebecca name nine children (six boys and three girls.) There were possibly others who did not reach maturity. The known children of Benjamin and Rebecca are as follows:
129331 Samuel6 Pickering born July 25, 1776 in Frederick County, Virginia; died April 30, 1829 in Greene County, Tennessee; married first on August 19, 1799 to Susanna Ellis who was born January 26, 1769 in Berkley County, Virginia the daughter of Thomas and Madaline (Carlin) Ellis and died 1824. Samuel married second to Nancy Jane Hunter Monteith. (I have seen data that suggests that Susanna Ellis was the daughter of Enos and Elizabeth Ellis.)
129332 Ellis6 Pickering born January 23, 1780 in Frederick County, Virginia; died February 22, 1836 in Greene County, Tennessee; married August 31, 1799 in Greene County to Deborah Jones.
129333 Thomas6 Pickering born December 15, 1781 in Frederick County, Virginia; died before August 2, 1806; married Maggie Potts. (This child may not belong in this family. More evidence needs to be presented.)
129334 Enos6 Pickering born about 1784 in Virginia; Will written February 3, 1855, probated 1857; married first Elizabeth Harrold who was the daughter of Jonathan Harrold, Jr. Elizabeth died February 11, 1834, five days after child birth. Enos married second (or third) on June 23, 1848 to Mrs. Mary A. Johnson.
129335 Rebecca6 Pickering born March 10, 1785 in Frederick County, Virginia; died before 1826 in Greene County, Tennessee; married on April 11, 1804 in Greene County to Henry Neal.
129336 Mary6 Pickering born October 7, 1787 in Frederick County, Virginia; married on April 8, 1808 in Greene County, Tennessee to Benjamin Johnson.
129337 Benjamin6 Pickering born July 28, 1789 in Frederick County, Virginia; married Hester McCool. They moved to Henry County, Indiana in 1847 then on to Iowa. Benjamin and Hester had eight children.
129338 Elizabeth6 Pickering born May 7, 1791 in Frederick County, Virginia; died July 6, 1857 in Greene County, Tennessee; married May 26, 1813 in Greene County to William Johnson.
129339 Jonathan6 Pickering born November 8, 1793 in Frederick County, Virginia; married first Anne Straton who was born 1807 in South Carolina; married second Nancy Anna W. (according to the 1850 and 1860 Greene County, Tennessee census.)
12933A John6 Pickering born October 5, 1795 in Greene County, Tennessee; married first on August 18, 1814 in Greene County to Sally Parkins who died 1830; married second on December 5, 1832 in Greene County to Sallie Morelock Stacy. John moved from Greene County to New Market, Tennessee. He was the father of eight children.
12933B Hannah6 Pickering born December 22, 1798; died September 18, 1799.

129332 Ellis6 Pickering (Benjamin5, Samuel, Jr.4, Samuel, Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born January 23, 1780 in Frederick County, Virginia; died February 22, 1836 in Greene County, Tennessee; married August 31, 1799 in Greene County to Deborah Jones who was born March 11, 1780 in Virginia the daughter of John and Jane (Ellis) Jones; died May 5, 1866 in Greene County. Ellis was born in Frederick County, Virginia. North of Winchester on Apple Ridge is located the old Quaker Church of the settlement that began there in 1732-34. His parents grew up in that part of Virginia. They were Quakers of earliest Pennsylvania. His father, Benjamin, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Ellis' parents had come to Virginia settlement in 1763. His mother, Rebecca Ellis, was the daughter of Quaker parents who were in Virginia before the French and Indian Wars 1757-1763. Ellis and Deborah were married at New Hope Church, Greene County, Tennessee. Ellis' parents came into Greene County in 1793 and settled in the farming area northeast of Greenville, Tennessee which was then a frontier new settlement and did not become a state until 1796. This was the frontier area called "The Free State of Franklin" by its settler in their stuggle for statehood. All the children were born and grew up in the old homestead which still is a homestead today (1976). The original log home of Ellis and Deborah is now enclosed within a two story home on the farm by the Big Spring in Greene County. Of the children - Phenias, Jonathan, Mary, Rebecca and Benjamin and their families all migrated to new frontier in Indiana between 1837 and 1852. Jane, Nathaniel, and Levi lived their lives in Greene County. Several of the sons were with the Union Army during the Civil War. Below is the Will of Ellis Pickering.
     This is the last Will and Testament of me Ellis Pickering of the County of Green 
and State of Tennessee being of sound disposing mind Memory & understanding which will 
I make as followeth vis. -
     First, I order and direct my Executors to pay and discharge all my just debts and 
funeral expenses out of my moveable Estate.
     I then give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Deborah all my land during her natural 
life or while she remains to be my widow.  I also give my wife all my moveable estate except 
as hereafter to be named, during her natural life of while whe remains to be my widow.
     I then give & bequeath to my three sons, Nathaniel, Ellis, & Levi each of them a horse 
beast and saddle worth Eighty dollars at trade on top to be paid to them by my wife or 
executors as they Severally arrive to twenty one years of age, my other four sons, Enos, 
Phineas, Jonathan & Benjamin have each of them received that amount of me.  I then give & 
bequeath to my daughter, Jane, Sixty five dollars, in a saddle, Cow, feather bead and bedsteads, 
and bedding & kitchen furniture at trade rates to that amount to be paid to her when she 
arrives to the age of twenty one years, my two daugthers Mary and Rebecca have each of them 
already received that amount of me.
     At the death of my wife or at the end of the time she remains to be my widow I will 
to my son Enos, part of my land lying in the North East Corner including the house where 
Willis White now lives. Beginning at my white oak Corner, thence with my line South Sixty Seven 
poles to a stake, thence west Sixty Six poles to a stake, thence North Sixty seven poles to a 
Stake on my line, thence East sixty poles with my line to the beginning Containing twenty 
seven & a half acres best the same more or less, to him the said Enos Pickering his heirs 
I assign forever.  And the remainder of my land I will that it be equally divided between 
my six sons Phineas, Jonathan, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Ellis, and Levi to them their heirs and 
assigns forever.
     Whatever of my moveable Estate my be remaining after what is above willed is paid out 
at the death of my above named wife, or at the end of the time she remains to be my widow, 
as the case may be, I will and direct that the balance of my moveable estate be equally divided 
between my three daughters, Mary, Rebecca, and Jane.
     I then appoint my Brothers Enos Pickering and Jonathan Pickering my Executors of this 
my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments at any time 
heretofore made by me.
     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of the 
second Month in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty six -

Ellis Pickering - Seal  Signed sealed & acknowledged as my last will & testament in the 
presence of

William Johnson
Henry Thompson
Aaron Hammer

Ellis and Deborah were the parents of eleven children who were all named in his Will except his first born John, who preceeded him in death. All their children were born in Greene County, Tennessee
1293321 John7 Pickering born January 18, 1801; died August 23, 1806 in Greene County.
1293322 Enos7 Pickering born March 11, 1803; married three times.
1293323 Mary7 Pickering born May 10, 1805; died December 18, 1902 in Union, Hardin County, Iowa at the home of her son, Levi Marshall; married July 26, 1827 to Jesse Marshall, the son of Abram and Martha (Doan) Marshall, who died October 4, 1864 in New London, Howard County, Indiana. Mary and Jesse moved to Henry County, Indiana in 1847.
1293324 Phineas7 Pickering born July 30, 1807; married February 22, 1828 to Rachel Wright who was born January 28, 1806 in Greene County the daughter of Jesse and Ann (Clearwater) Wright. They moved to Bear Creek, Henry County, Indiana in 1844.
1293325 Rebeckah7 Pickering born April 20, 1810; died November 27, 1858; married January 4, 1836 in Greene County to Wesley Grubbs; both are buried in Alto, Indiana.
1293326 Jonathan7 Pickering born July 11, 1812; died March 28, 1877 in Alto, Indiana; married March 3, 1834 in Greene County to Jane White who was born July 14, 1814 in Tennessee, the daughter of Jacob White and died January 22, 1877. Jonathan was a blacksmith. Both are buried in Alto, Indiana.
1293327 Benjamin7 Pickering born March 21, 1815; married July 25, 1835 in Greene County to Melinda White who was born 1817. They moved to Indiana and then to Iowa.
1293328 Nathaniel7 Pickering born May 17, 1817; died March 15, 1876; married first Rebecca Thompson born December 25, 1816 in Greene County and died November 27, 1857 and is buried at Quaker Knob Cemetery. Nathaniel married second on February 14, 1860 in Greene County to Elizabeth Monteeth who was born October 1820 in Tennessee the daughter of George Monteith and died 1904. Elizabeth was the sister of Leah Monteeth who married 129332A Ellis Pickering, Jr.
1293329 Jane7 Pickering born December 16, 1819; died May 6, 1903 in Greene County; married on February 25, 1839 in Greene County to John Robertson who was born May 22, 1819 in Tennessee and died September 12, 1902. Both are buried at Union Temple Cemetery, Greene County.
129332A Ellis7 Pickering born August 15, 1822; died May 20, 1898 in Cooke County, Texas; married March 16, 1844 in Greene County to Leah Monteeth, sister to Elizabeth Monteeth, the second wife of his brother 1293328 Nathaniel Pickering.
129332B Levi7 Pickering born December 13, 1824; died April 28, 1881 in Carter County, Oklahoma; buried Bomar Pt. Cemetery, Carter County; married March 31, 1849 in Greene County to Cynthia Ann Ervin who was born 1830-31 in Tennessee.

NOTE --- The above data on Levi was provided by Wendy Pickering Jacobs.
There were two Levi Pickerings about the same age in Greene County in 1850. This has caused some serious confusion. One Levi was living with John and Jane (Pickering) Robertson in household #272 on the 1850 census, age 26. Another Levi, age 28, who had married Annice O. Gaunt had established his own household #285 by 1850. Levi and Annice were again on the 1860 Greene County, Tennessee census as household #207. The other Levi is not found in Greene County in 1860.
NOTE --- The below data is provided by Ruth Marshall Strong and Kay Crum on the Levi for whom they associate with this family.

129332B Levi7 Pickering born December 13, 1824; died November 16, 1895; married in Greene County on February 9, 1848 to Annis Olympus Gaunt who was born February 16, 1829, the daughter of Malachi and Sarah (Ford) Gaunt and died May 22, 1911. Annis was a physician and has the distinction as being the first female practicing physician in Tennessee. Levi and Annis are both buried at Quaker Knob, Greene County. Malachi and Sarah Guant are buried at Babb Cemetery, Kingsport, Hwy 93 on the farm of Carl and Anna Babb. Anna Babb is the sister of the aforementioned Ruth Marshall Strong. Levi enlisted in the Union Army in 1861.

1293322 Enos7 Pickering (Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born March 11, 1803 in Greene Co, TN; married first August 2, 1826 to Jenny Barnes in Greene County, Tennessee; married second in Greene County on July 8, 1847 to (Kiness) Phinias White who was born born about 1811 Tennessee; married third in Greene County on September 19, 1858 to Mrs. Sarah Jane Drennan who was born about 1818 in Virginia. (Sarah Jane had at least three children by her first marriage: Martha E. born about 1845 Tennessee, Nancy E. born about 1846 Tennessee, Sarah J. born about 1846 Tennessee. Also, I have seen a date of death for Enos as December 7, 1857 in Jefferson County, Iowa. If this is 1293322 Enos, he obviously could not have married Sarah Jane Drennan.)
12933221 John E.8 Pickering born October 3, 1849; died April 13, 1921?; married 12933289 Sarah Jane Pickering who was born November 15, 1858 the daughter of 1293328 Nathaniel and Rebecca (Thompson) Pickering and died February 13, 1940. John and Sarah Jane's fathers were brothers.
12933222 Nathaniel Ellis8 Pickering born October 15, 1854 in Greene County, TN; died January 28, 1939 at Troy, Pontotoc County, Mississippi; married September 9, 1874 in Pontotoc County, MS to Minerva Hassletine Griffin was was born March 29, 1856 and died January 28, 1945. [I place Nathaniel in this family for the following reasons. 1) His known brother John married Sarah Jane and was from Tennessee; 2) Family photos of John in TN as well as in Mississippi clearly identify the John of TN as the John who visited Nathaniel in MS; 3) Nathaniel named one of his children “Kindness” after his mother and one child “John” after his brother. 4) Nathaniel was raised by “Aunt Jane” which would be Enos’ sister Jane Pickering Robertson.]


(There was also a James White 3 years living in household of Enos in 1850. James was probably (Kindness) Phinias' son from a previous marriage or possibly a younger brother of (Kindness) Phinias'. Some people have suggested that this individual is actually James White Pickering and son of Enos and Kindness)

The Eighth Generation

Brothers Nathaniel Ellis Pickering
and John E. Pickering
12933222 Nathaniel Ellis8 Pickering (Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born October 15, 1854 in Greene County, Tennessee; died January 28, 1939 in Troy, Pontotoc County, Mississippi; buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County; married before 1875 to Minerva Hassletine Griffin. Nathaniel's birth date was taken from his death certificate. A newspaper article on his 64thwedding anniversary, states his birth date was March 8, 1854. Not much is known about "Hess." Supposedly, she was an only child or possibly an orphan. The 1860 Pontotoc County Census, page 188 Township Tallibenela, shows a "Minerva H. Griffin" age 4 in household #1227 of Thomas H. Ward and family. The age would be right, but more proof is needed. Nathaniel and Minerva H. are both buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, located on Hwy 41 South, six miles southeast of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Nathaniel Ellis and Minerva Hassletine were the parents of ten children all of whom, except Adolphus, are buried with their spouses in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

Nat and Hess Pickering
64thwedding aniversary
It is known that 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis8 Pickering came from the Chuckey, Tennessee area. Chuckey, Tennessee is near the county lines of Greene and Washington. Greene County was formed in 1783 from land once in Washington County, North Carolina. The 1860 Greene County, Tennessee Census has a Nathaniel E. Pickering living with John Robertson. Nat is listed as 6 years old and born in Tennessee. The listing is on page 391 township of Newmansville. A Jane Pickering married a John Robertson on March 13, 1839 in Greene County. The surety was by Benjamin Pickering. Nathaniel was obviously related to the Robertsons, possibly a nephew. Information from the grandchildren of Nathaniel Ellis Pickering, said he lived with an "Aunt Jane" and that he had a brother named John (possibly a sister named Mary) and also another aunt named Mary. If "Aunt Jane" were an aunt in the way kinship is figured today, one of Jane (Pickering) Robertson's brothers would have been Nathaniel Ellis Pickering's father. Through a process of elimination it could be said, but not proven, Nathaniel was the son of 1293322 Enos7 and Kindness (White) Pickering. There is a slight possibility that our Nathaniel was the son of 1293349 Enos7 and Lucinda (Johnson) Pickering.

Nathaniel Ellis Pickering came to Pototoc County at the age of nineteen. He came from Chuckey, Tennessee near Greeneville down to Pontotoc, Mississippi. He married Minerva Hassletine "Hess" Griffin. Hess was an only child. Not much is known about her family. After reaching Pontotoc County, Mississippi, Nathaniel began working on the farm of a "Doc Givhan".
129332221 Myrtle C.9 Pickering born September 15, 1875; died December 15, 1958; married Manual Lee Perry who was born July 8, 1871 and died August 28, 1949.
129332222 Josephine C.9 Pickering born July 22, 1877; died May 25, 1902; never married. Buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
129332223 Martha Lou9 Pickering born July 6, 1879; died October 8, 1966; married on December 21, 1898 to Oma Calloway "Rube" Rackley who was born December 20, 1875 and died May18, 1960.
129332224 John Edward9 Pickering born November 22, 1882; died April 7, 1949; married 1905; to Cora Cobb Lambert who was born December 19, 1888 the daughter of John T. Lambert and Sarah Caroline Foster (who was the daughter of Edwin Foster). Cora Cobb died December 30, 1960.
129332225 Adolphus Lee9 Pickering born January 5, 1885; died November 10, 1959.
129332226 Vila P.9 Pickering born July 13, 1887; died March 14, 1973; married Clofus Gann who was born December 8, 1885 and died September 23, 1963.
129332227 Maude Kindness9 Pickering born September 27, 1889; died June 9, 1989; married Francis Lee Jackson.
129332228 Jettie Lee9 Pickering born July 4, 1892; died July 11, 1971; married on February 27, 1910 to Clarence L. Hardin who was born October 2, 1887 and died March 2, 1964.
129332229 Loyd Ernest "Big John"9 Pickering born March 4, 1896; died March 22, 1992
12933222A Erskin Mitchel9 Pickering born December 31, 1898; died December 17, 1969; married Dovie Mae ---- who was born September 11, 1904 and died October 4, 1953. They are both buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

The Ninth Generation

129332221 Myrtle C.9 Pickering (Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born September 15, 1875, the daughter of 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis and Minerva Hasseltine (Griffin) Pickering; died December 15, 1958; married Manual Lee Perry who was born July 8, 1871 and died August 28, 1949. They are both buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, MS. They were the parents of two children who were raised in the Troy, Mississippi area:
1293322211 William N. "Bill"10 Perry born October 31, 1908; died April 30, 1945
1293322212 Almeda10 Perry

129332223 Martha Lou9 Pickering (Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born July 6, 1879; died October 8, 1966, the daughter of 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis and Minerva Hasseltine (Griffin) Pickering; married on December 21,1898 to Oma Calloway "Rube" Rackley who was born December 20, 1875 and died May 18, 1960. They are both buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. They rasied seven children near Pontotoc, Mississippi:
1293322231 Aubry10 Rackley
1293322232 Ruby10 Rackley
1293322233 Myrtle10 Rackley
1293322234 Inel10 Rackley
1293322235 Cecil10 Rackley
1293322236 Lloyd10 Rackley
1293322237 child10 Rackley

John Edward Pickering and Cora Cobb Lambert
129332224 John Edward9 Pickering (Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born November 22, 1882, the son of 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis and Minerva Hasseltine (Griffin) Pickering, died April 7, 1949; married 1905; to Cora Cobb Lambert (See Lambert who was born December 19, 1888 the daughter of John T. Lambert and Sarah Caroline Foster (who was the daughter of Edwin Foster). Cora Cobb died December 30, 1960. They are both buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. John Edward and Cora Cobb were the parents of twelve children:
1293322241 Hulet Erwin10 Pickering born October 14, 1905; died January 26, 1983; married on December 13, 1925 to Evelyn May Bell Anglin who was born May 11, 1908 and died February 2, 1980.
1293322242 Vivian Estelle10 Pickering born December 18, 1906; died July 15, 1996; married on March 16, 1931 to Joshua Adams Monts who was born March 21, 1902 and died May 25, 1967.
1293322243 Vera Pearl10 Pickering born October 31, 1908; died October 2, 1991; married Charlie Towery
1293322244 Marion Bailey "Bill"10 Pickering born August 17, 1910; died February 10, 1971; married Julia Belle Yancy.
1293322245 Gussie Mae10 Pickering born January 26, 1912; married Henry Abraham Cruise who was born July 23, 1913 and died September 22, 1960.
1293322246 Harold Durell10 Pickering born September 29, 1914; died December 9, 1944 in World War II; married Helen Scruggs.
1293322247 Dessie Green10 Pickering born October 28, 1916; married Henry C. Robinson
1293322248 Lois10 Pickering born August 17, 1918; died September 20, 1918
1293322249 Udell10 Pickering born May 1, 1919; died May 1, 1919
129332224A Cubell10 Pickering born May 1, 1919; died May 1, 1919; twin to Udell
129332224B Hazel Ruth10 Pickering born August 17, 1920; died March 21, 2008; married Albert Ethridge
129332224C Lou Nell10 Pickering born December 23, 1923; married on May 16, 1941 to Willie Burkell Poe.
129332224D Helen Joan10 Pickering born April 1, 1926; married on March 2, 1946 to Marion H. "Jake" Floyd who was born March 21, 1923.
129332224E James Edward10 Pickering born September 8, 1927; died March 21, 2008; married first Sudie Hicks; married second on September 7, 1957 to Edna Lumm.
129332224F Julia Faye10 Pickering born September 26, 1930; died August 17, 1990; married Bernard L. Russell.

129332225 Adolphus Lee9 Pickering (Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born January 5, 1885 the son of 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis and Minerva Hasseltine (Griffin) Pickering; died November 10, 1959; married Lillie Loggins. They were the parents of at least twelve children who were all raised in and around Joneboro and Truman, Arkansas.
1293322251 Ellis Winston "Bill"10 Pickering born March 28, 1912 in Pontotoc, Mississippi; died March 6, 1961 in Wabash, Indiana; married Ramey Webb.
1293322252 Elbert Lee "Monk"10 Pickering born September 29, 1913 in Pontotoc, Mississippi; married Earlene Eaton; lives (March 1996) in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
1293322253 Robbie Mae10 Pickering born August 27, 1915 in Pontotoc, Mississippi; married on June 3, 1933 to Allen Holt.
1293322254 Raymond D.10 Pickering born March 22, 1918 in Harrisburg, Arkansas; married first to Christine Pope; married second to Lena Miller. Raymond moved to Montana and died there.
1293322255 Bernice Olene "Donnie"10 Pickering born January 8, 1920 in Mississippi; married February 5, 1937 to Edward Biford
1293322256 Boyce D.10 Pickering born September 22, 1921 in Mississippi; married Juna Griffey
1293322257 James Willis10 Pickering born March 6, 1923 in Mississippi; married Ernestine Dillard
1293322258 Jessie Cleveland "Pete"10 Pickering born October 26, 1924 in Mississippi; married Barbara Mansfield
1293322259 Carroll Coy "Jack"10 Pickering born June 20, 1926 in Mississippi; married Shirley (?)
129332225A Nancy Lurene "Lucy"10 Pickering born December 21, 1928 in Truman, Arkansas; married on January 31, 1948 to William Roedel
129332225B Eunice Dean10 Pickering born July 7, 1931 in Arkansas; married May 8, 1948 to Millis Griffey
129332225C Billy Gene10 Pickering born April 20, 1933 in Truman, Arkansas; married Marcella Hollway

129332226 Vila P.9 Pickering (Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born July 13, 1887, the daughter of 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis and Minerva Hasseltine (Griffin) Pickering; died March 14, 1973; married Clofus Gann who was born December 8, 1885 and died September 25, 1963. They are both buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. They raised their six children near Nettleton and Shannon:
1293322261 Myrtle Lou10 Gann
1293322262 Verna10 Gann
1293322263 Horace10 Gann
1293322264 Irma10 Gann
1293322265 Audrey10 Gann
1293322266 Clovis10 Gann, Jr.

129332227 Maude Kindness9 Pickering (Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born August 27, 1889, the daughter of 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis and Minerva Hasseltine (Griffin) Pickering, died June 9, 1989; married Francis Lee Jackson who was born March 8, 1886 and died February 6, 1980. Maude and Francis Lee are both buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Mississippi and were the parents of three children:
1293322271 Imogene10 Jackson born January 22, 1916; never married. School teacher.
1293322272 Frances10 Jackson born August 19, 1917; married Walter Brewer McGuffee. Frances and Walter are the parents of one child:
12933222721 Linda Jean11 McGuffee born October 2, 1949; lives in Alberquerque, NM
1293322273 Nellie Rose10 Jackson born March 27, 1923; married J.D. Lancaster. Nellie Rose lives in Starkville, MS. She and J.D. were the parents of three children:
12933222731 James Francis11 Lancaster born October 10, 1945; married Cynthia Norrell. James Francis and Cynthia live in Huntsville, AL and have three children:
129332227311 Tonya12 Lancaster born August 6, 1970
129332227312 Monica12 Lancaster born January 6, 1972
129332227313 Alica12 Lancaster born May 31, 1975
12933222732 Harold Jackson11 Lancaster born July 24, 1948; married Candace Henderson. Harold Jackson lives in Montgomery, AL. He and Candace have two children:
129332227321 Jason12 Lancaster born July 1977 (???)
129332227322 Jackson12 Lancaster born July 1981 (???)
12933222733 Charles Everette11 Lancaster born May 19, 1950; lives in Starkville, MS

129332228 Jettie Lee9 Pickering (Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born July 4, 1892, the daughter of 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis and Minerva Hasseltine (Griffin) Pickering, died July 11, 1971; married on February 27, 1910 to Clarence L. Hardin who was born October 2, 1887 and died March 2, 1964. They are both buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Jettie Lee and Clarence L. were the parents of twelve children:
1293322281 Sallie10 Hardin born March 5, 1911; married Thomas Melvin McVay who was born August 5, 1912.
1293322282 infant10 Hardin (Mary Bell Hardin ?)
1293322283 William A. "Lonzo"10 Hardin born November 30, 1913; died May 16, 1991; buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, MS; was HM2 US Navy World War II.
1293322284 Andrew10 Hardin
1293322285 Grace10 Hardin
1293322286 Dorothy10 Hardin
1293322287 Abe10 Hardin
1293322288 Clarence10 Hardin, Jr.
1293322289 Jabus "Jon"10 Hardin
129332228A Vann10 Hardin
129332228B Martha Jo10 Hardin married Fred Stegall ?
129332228C Kitty10 Hardin

129332229 Loyd Ernest "Big John"9 Pickering (Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born March 4, 1896, the son of 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis and Minerva Hasseltine (Griffin) Pickering, died March 22, 1992. "Big John" married 1919 to Mary M. Rhea who was born January 22, 1902 and died August 24, 1979. His obituary stated he was the grandfather of 27; great grandfather of 29; and great-great grandfather of 1. They are both buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. He was the father of six children:
1293322291 Odis Alonzo10 Pickering married May Brakefield
1293322292 Mandy10 Pickering married 1950 to Leo Thompson
1293322293 Madaline10 Pickering married Joe Dick Young
1293322294 Emmit10 Pickering married Emogene Young. He was living in Pontotoc, MS at the time of his father's death.
1293322295 Hubert10 Pickering married Arlene Williams. He was living in El Paso, TX at the time of his father's death.
1293322296 William Henry10 Pickering married Lucille George. He was living in Columbus, MS at the time of his father's death.

12933222A Erskin Mitchel9 Pickering (Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born December 31, 1898, the son of 12933222 Nathaniel Ellis and Miverva Hasseltine (Griffin) Pickering; died December 17, 1969; married Dovie Mae ---- who was born September 11, 1904 and died October 4, 1953. They are both buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Their children were raised in Pontotoc, Mississippi.
12933222A1 Zorus Erskin10 Pickering married Rudell Smith
12933222A2 Jewell10 Pickering lived in Smithville, MS; deceased; married Mr. Morris
12933222A3 Frances "Fannie" Lou10 Pickering married Mr. Crowder; lives in Saltillo, MS
12933222A4 Cortez10 Pickering lived in Tupelo, MS; deceased; married Mr. White
12933222A5 Elizabeth10 Pickering lived in Nettleton, MS; deceased; married Mr. Kozlowitz
12933222A6 Travis10 Pickering died about 2003; lived in Earle, AR
12933222A7 Rose Marie10 Pickering

The Tenth Generation

H.E. Pickering
1965
1293322241 Hulet Erwin10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born October 14, 1905 in Lee Co, MS; died January 26, 1983 in Calhoun Co, MS; buried Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery, Calhoun County, MS; married December 13, 1925 to Evelyn Mabell Anglin (See Anglin) who was born May 11, 1908, the daughter of John William Anglin and Fredda May Mabry. Evelyn died February 2, 1980. Their children were born near the Palmetto community which is in Lee County, Mississippi, near Tupelo. They moved to Derma, Mississippi some time after their youngest child was born. Hulet was the manager of the Calhoun County Co-Op in Calhoun City, MS. Evelyn was raised by her grandparents. Her grandmother Julia Isabella Cossitt Mabry taught her to write poetry. Hulet and Evelyn were the parents of seven children:
12933222411 John Hulet11 Pickering born October 4, 1926; died December 9, 2005, Florida; married on December 21, 1947 to Dorthy Louise Saylor who was born May 23, 1926.
12933222412 Julia Frances11 Pickering born December 7, 1928; married on April 19, 1947 to Charles Roebuck who was born March 4, 1924.
12933222413 Baby Jean11 Pickering born September 18, 1930 and died September 18, 1930.
12933222414 Mary Pauline11 Pickering born December 29, 1931; died June 26, 1970; married June 28, 1961 to Donald Skelton. Polly and Don raised his three children from his previous marriage. Their names were Steven, Karen, and Kevin.
12933222415 Norma Ruth11 Pickering born March 23, 1936; married on May 22, 1954 (divorced) to James Bailey Caviness who was born March 19, 1936.
12933222416 Glenn Alden11 Pickering born July 29, 1939; married on July 2, 1961 Claudia Lee Brasher who was born February 18, 1942.
12933222417 Thomas Erwin11 Pickering born October 27, 1945; died November 8, 1945.

1293322242 Vivian Estelle10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born December 18, 1906; died July 15, 1996; married on March 16, 1931 to Joshua Adams Monts who was born March 21, 1902 and died May 25, 1967. She is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Vivian and Joshua A. were the parents of two children:
12933222421 Johnny Adams11 Monts born April 4, 1933; married July 27, 1957 to Barbara Dobbs who was born March 13, 19??. Johnny and Barbara are the parents of three children:
129332224211 Jeffrey Alan12 Monts born May 4, 1958; married in July 1986 to Millissa --
129332224212 Jay Monts12 died October 14, 1979
129332224213 Michalle12 Monts born October 1, 1960; married on August 11, 1985 to David Taylor. Michalle and David have one child:
1293322242131 Cooper13 Taylor born May 16, 1989
12933222422 Eve Sue11 Monts born April 25, 1935; married first Mr. Stafford; married second August 17, 1963 to Oscar Miles who was born January 26, 1925 and is Navy Retired. Eve Sue and Mr. Stafford had two children and Eve Sue and Oscar are the parent of two children:
129332224221 Susan Rebecca12 Stafford born May 16, 1955; married on October 19, 1974 to Thomas Itterly who was born October 1, 1952. Susan Rebecca and Thomas are the parents of two children:
1293322242211 Shanna13 Itterly born April 16, 1982
1293322242212 Kevin Andrew13 Itterly born May 4, 1990
129332224222 Mark12 Stafford born May 29, 1960
129332224223 Amika Jill12 Miles born July 18, 1964; married on March 19, 1983 to John Freshour who was born September 5, 1964. Amika Jill and John have one child:
1293322242231 Amanda Lee13 Freshour born June 8, 1984
129332224224 Walter Adam12 Miles born September 7, 1970; died February 13, 1971

1293322243 Vera Pearl10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born October 31, 1908, the daughter of 129332224 John Edward and Cora Cobb (Lambert) Pickering, died October 2, 1991; married on October 10, 1925 to Charles Thomas Towery who was born June 9, 1904 and died April 24, 1985. Vera and Charlie were the parents of three children:
12933222431 Vera Charlene11 Towery born October 20, 1926; married on March 9, 1962 to Van H. Robinson who was born October 11, 1922. They have one child.
129332224311 Nancy Claure12 Robinson born August 19, 1963; married on September 18, 1991 to Robin Wilder who was born February 13, 1961
12933222432 Bobby Gene11 Towery born October 8, 1931; married Roberta Joanne Gunn. They have three children.
129332224321 Bobby12 Towery
129332224322 Thomas S.12 Towery
129332224323 Lynn12 Towerey who married Brady Roberts and has one child.
1293322243231 Anna13 Roberts
12933222433 Miriam Ann11 Towery born November 7, 1938; married Charles Payne. They have three children.
129332224331 Elizabeth Ann12 Payne married Gary Scott and has one child
1293322243311 Grant13 Scott
129332224332 David12 Payne married Vickie Prather
129332224332 Cynthia Jane12 Payne

1293322245 Gussie Mae10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born January 26, 1912, the daughter of 129332224 John Edward and Cora Cobb (Lambert) Pickering, married Henry Abraham Cruise who was born July 23, 1913 and died September 22, 1960. Guss and Henry were the parents of one child:
12933222451 Barbara Ann11 Cruse born November 17, 1949; married ------ Reed. Barbara Ann has one child:
129332224511 Christi Lynn12 Reed.

1293322247 Dessie Green10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born October 28, 1916, the daughter of 129332224 John Edward and Cora Cobb (Lambert) Pickering, married Henry C. Robinson. Dessie and Henry C. are the parents of two children:
12933222471 Leon11 Robinson
12933222472 Gary11 Robinson. Gary has two children:
129332224721 Bridgette12 Robinson
129332224722 Montte12 Robinson

129332224B Hazel Ruth10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born August 17, 1920, the daughter of 129332224 John Edward and Cora Cobb (Lambert) Pickering; died March 21, 2008; married Albert Ethridge. Hazel and Albert are the parents of three children:
129332224B1 Patsy Ruth11 Ethridge
129332224B2 Wanda11 Ethridge born November 1946; married Harold D. Scruggs
129332224B3 Billy11 Ethridge born July 3, 1948. Billy has three children:
129332224B31 William12 Ethridge
129332224B32 Michael12 Ethridge
129332224B33 Bobby Joe12 Ethridge

129332224C Lou Nell10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born December 23, 1923, the daughter of 129332224 John Edward and Cora Cobb (Lambert) Pickering, married on May 16, 1941 to Willie Burkell Poe who died March 17, 2005. Nell and Willie Burkell are the parents of three children:
129332224C1 Dan Michael11 Poe born February 18, 1943
129332224C2 James Timothy11 Poe born Janaury 13, 1947
129332224C3 Linda Faye11 Poe born December 29, 1951; married Mr. Pryor

129332224D Helen Joan10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born April 1, 1926, the daughter of 129332224 John Edward and Cora Cobb (Lambert) Pickering, married on March 2, 1946 to Marion H. "Jake" Floyd who was born March 21, 1923. Joan and Jake are the parents of two children:
129332224D1 Sharon11 Floyd born February 11, 1947; married April 1972 to Christopher C. Cornelius who was born September 21, 1923. Sharon and Christopher have one child:
129332224D11 Shannon12 Cornelius born September 11, 1981
129332224D2 Harold Kenneth11 Floyd born July 23, 1948; married on May 24, 1975 to Shirley Evesque who was born August 25, 1953. Harold Kenneth and Shirley are the parents of three children:
129332224D21 Lindsay12 Floyd born February 2, 1981
129332224D22 Jonathan12 Floyd born February 28, 1984
129332224D23 Blake12 Floyd born August 11, 1988

129332224E James Edward10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born September 8, 1927, the son of 129332224 John Edward and Cora Cobb (Lambert) Pickering, died March 21, 2008, married first Sudie Hicks; married second on September 7, 1957 to Edna Lumm. James and Sudie Hicks had one child and James and Edna Lumm have three children:
129332224E1 Jimmy11 Pickering - from first marriage
129332224E2 Stephen11 Pickering
129332224E3 Michael11 Pickering
129332224E4 Barry11 Pickering

129332224F Julia Faye10 Pickering (John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born September 26, 1930, the daughter of 129332224 John Edward and Cora Cobb (Lambert) Pickering, died August 17, 1990; married Bernard L. Russell. Julia Faye and Bernard L. were the parents of six children:
129332224F1 Brenda11 Russell married on July 2, 1973 to Billy Floyd. Brenda and Billy have two children:
129332224F11 Raymond12 Floyd born May 5, 1974
129332224F12 Carla12 Floyd born January 4, 1978; married on August 10, 1996 to Kevin Hall. They have one child:
129332224F121 Kaitlyn13 Hall born May 9, 1998.
129332224F2 Sharon11 Russell married first Hoyt Ray Floyd. They had four children. Married second Mr. Echols.
129332224F21 Julia Loretta12 Floyd born October 3, 1975; married in 1997 to Gary Lee Pullman. Children include:
129332224F211 Joshua Lee13 Pullman born January 27, 1998
129332224F212 Ellana13 Pullman born January 1999; died at birth.
129332224F213 Caleb13 Pullman born in 2000
129332224F214 David13 Pullman born in 2002
129332224F22 Hoyt Ray12 Floyd, Jr. born June 17, 1977; married May 24, 2002 to Leah Dorlarque. Children include:
129332224F221 Anna Elizabeth13 Floyd born January 8, 2003
129332224F222 Matthew Wayne13 Floyd born April 20, 2004
129332224F23 Cynthia Kay12 Floyd never married. One child:
129332224F231 Noah13 Floyd born February 13, 2003
129332224F24 Kathryn Elaine12 Floyd born October 24, 1981; married first in 1997 to Jacob John Westbrook; married second in November 2003 to Edgar Allende.
129332224F241 Jacob John13 Westbrook, Jr. born May 22, 1998
129332224F242 Katy Elizabeth13 Westbrook born June 11, 2000
129332224F243 Alexia Danalle13 Allende born October 25, 2002
129332224F244 Brandon Russell13 Allende born September 24, 2003
129332224F3 Anita11 Russell born April 21, 1958; married Ricky Floyd who was born July 26, 1956. They have three children.
129332224F31 Anita Michelle12 Floyd born November 11, 1976; married on August 30, 1996 to Wayne Priest. Their children include:
129332224F311 Mekenzie13 Priest born November 11, 2002.
129332224F312 Jalen13 Priest born July 19, 2004
129332224F32 Shane12 Floyd born November 15, 1978; never married. Has one child.
129332224F321 Caleb12 Floyd born May 4, 2001
129332224F33 Jennifer12 Floyd born January 26, 1982; married Matt Erickson. Jennifer has a step-son and an adopted child.
129332224F331 Oliver13 Erickson born October 12, 2000
129332224F332 Madison13 Erickson born February 1, 2007
129332224F4 Jerry11 Russell born June 9, 1963; married on August 19, 1983 to Wanda Pearson. Their children:
129332224F41 Rebecca12 Russell born June 15, 1984; never married. Two children:
129332224F411 Anna13 Prestage born December 8, 2004
129332224F412 Micheal13 Prestage born August 21, 2006
129332224F42 Kimberly Charlene12Russell born February 18, 1986; married Jessie Tyler Whaley. Children:
129332224F421 Aaliyah Russell13 Whaley born June 4, 2002
129332224F422 Tyler Wayne13 Whaley born March 8, 2005
129332224F5 Kenny11 Russell
129332224F6 Martha Gay11 Russell born February 24, 1961; married (later divorced) Samuel Oxner. Children:
129332224F61 Rebecca Leeann12 Oxner born June 18, 1985
129332224F62 John Edward12 Oxner born May 10, 1985

1293322256 Boyce D.10 Pickering (Adolphus Lee9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born September 22, 1921 in Mississippi; died April 10, 2004 in Springfield, Missouri; married Juna Griffey who now lives (Nov 2007) in Branson, Missouri.
12933222561 Boyce Alan11 Pickering born August 30th, 1952 (in Jonesboro, AR?); married first on September 1, 1972 to Linda Lorene Williams (divorced November 16, 1988); married second on January 1st, 1992 to Sarah Sloan Edwards. Children by Alan and his first wife, Linda Lorene Williams include:
129332225611 Alyson Minette12 Pickering born May 21, 1980. Lives (Nov 2007) in Spokane, Washington.
129332225612 Courtney Erin12 Pickering born April 26th, 1982. US Marine stationed in San Diego, California after two tours of duty in Iraq.
129332225613 Ian Michael12 Pickering born October 8, 1984; married on December 15, 2005 in Billings, Montana to Evi Susanti who was born April 21, 1979. Lives (Nov 2007) in Billings, Montana.
129332225614 Paul Marshall12 Pickering born November 23, 1986. Lives (Nov 2007) in Bozeman, Montana.
12933222562 Elmira Janelle11 Pickering born about 1956; married first James (?); married second Wayne Thigpen and have one child:
129332225621 Sara Janelle12 Thigpen.

1293322257 James Willis10 Pickering (Adolphus Lee9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born March 6, 1923 in Mississippi the son of 129332225 Adolphus Lee and Lillie (Loggins) Pickering; married Earnestine Dillard. They lived in Pontotoc, Mississippi and were the parents of three children:
12933222571 James Steven11 Pickering born March 29, 1948
12933222572 William David11 Pickering born March 12, 1950
12933222573 Barber Jane11 Pickering born March 19, 1952; married Mr. Andrews.
129332225731 daughter12 Andrews married Mr. McClain from Houlka.

1293322291 Odis Alonzo10 Pickering (Loyd Ernest "Big John"9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) the son of 129332229 Loyd Ernest "Big John" and Mary (Rhea) Pickering; married May Brakefield. They had two children:
12933222911 Donald11 Pickering
12933222912 Ricky11 Pickering

1293322292 Mandy10 Pickering (Loyd Ernest "Big John"9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) the daughter of 129332229 Loyd Ernest "Big John" and Mary (Rhea) Pickering; married 1950 to Leo Thompson. They have two children:
12933222921 Jetty11 Thompson
12933222922 Jery11 Thompson

1293322293 Madaline10 Pickering (Loyd Ernest "Big John"9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) the daughter of 129332229 Loyd Ernest "Big John" and Mary (Rhea) Pickering; married Joe Dick Young. They had nine children:
12933222931 Lydia11 Young
12933222932 Margaret11 Young
12933222933 Billy11 Young
12933222934 Wiley11 Young
12933222935 Judy11 Young
12933222936 Nancy11 Young
12933222937 Norma11 Young
12933222938 Waymon11 Young
12933222939 infant11 Young died at birth

1293322294 Emmit10 Pickering (Loyd Ernest "Big John"9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born April 9, 1925 the son of 129332229 Loyd Ernest "Big John" and Mary (Rhea) Pickering; married Emogene Young who was born February 14, 1928. He was living in Pontotoc, MS at the time of his father's death. They are the parents of at least seven children:
12933222941 Lois Jean11 Pickering born June 14, 1947; married Mr. Nolen
12933222942 James Alvin "Jimmy"11 Pickering born April 12, 1948
12933222943 Sissy11 Pickering
12933222944 Kenneth11 Pickering
12933222945 Geneva11 Pickering
12933222946 Janette11 Pickering
12933222947 Jenerva11 Pickering

1293322295 Hubert10 Pickering (Loyd Ernest "Big John"9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) the son of 129332229 Loyd Ernest "Big John" and Mary (Rhea) Pickering; married Arlene Williams. He was living in El Paso, TX at the time of his father's death. Hubert and Arlene have two children:
12933222951 Debra11 Pickering
12933222952 Pamela11 Pickering

1293322296 William Henry10 Pickering (Loyd Ernest "Big John"9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born April 8, 1928 the son of 129332229 Loyd Ernest "Big John" and Mary (Rhea) Pickering; married Dorothy Lucille George who was born November 30, 1936. He was living in Columbus, MS at the time of his father's death. W.H. and Lucille have one son:
12933222961 W. Dale11 Pickering

12933222A1 Zorus Erskin10 Pickering (Erskin Mitchel9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born November 14, 1923 the son of 12933222A Erskin Mitchel and Dovie Mae (-----) Pickering; died September 20, 1992. Zorus Erskin married Rudell Smith who was born July 18, 1923 and died April 7, 1994. They are both buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. His obituary stated he died at the age of 68. His children were listed as follows:
12933222A11 Joyce11 Pickering married Mr. Matthews; live in Pontotoc
12933222A12 Edith11 Pickering married Mr. Matthews; live in Pontotoc
12933222A13 Dusty11 Pickering married Mr. McKnight; live in Pontotoc
12933222A14 Diane11 Pickering married Mr. Tackitt; live in Pontotoc
12933222A15 Dale11 Pickering married Mr. Allen; live in Pontotoc
12933222A16 Kenneth Zorus11 Pickering; lives in Shannon
12933222A17 Mitchell Zorus11 Pickering; lives in Pontotoc
12933222A18 Allen Zorus11 Pickering; lives in Pontotoc
12933222A19 Travis Zorus11 Pickering; lives in Pontotoc
12933222A1A Rocky Zorus11 Pickering; lives in Plantersville

The Eleventh Generation

12933222411 John Hulet11 Pickering (Hulet Erwin10, John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born October 4, 1926; died December 9, 2005, Florida; married on December 21, 1947 to Dorthy Louise Saylor who was born May 23, 1926. John Hulet served in the Navy. He and Dot were the parents of three children:
129332224111 Leslie Ann12 Pickering born April 13, 1950; married on May 13, 1979 to William David Ungerman; divorced May 3, 1984. No issue.
129332224112 Barry Neal12 Pickering born December 2, 1952; married on June 11, 1983 to Patty Sue Blackstone who was born April 12, 1958. Barry and Patty have two children:
1293322241121 Sheena Jeanette13 Pickering born May 12, 1985
1293322241122 Ashley Marie13 Pickering born August 22, 1988
129332224113 John Andrew12 Pickering born December 26, 1956; married on March 20, 1982 to Joanna Lynn Hayes who was born December 12, 1958. Andy and Joanna have one child:
1293322241131 Laura Ann13 Pickering born August 6, 1989

12933222412 Julia Frances11 Pickering (Hulet Erwin10, John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born December 7, 1928; married on April 19, 1947 to Charles Roebuck who was born March 4, 1924. Judy lives in Tupelo, Mississippi. She and Charles' child is as follows:
129332224121 Charles David12 Roebuck born December 7, 1953; married second on May 11, 1986 to Lynette Lynch who was born October 29, 1964. David and Lynette have three children:
1293322241211 Jessica Leigh13 Roebuck born February 26, 1989
1293322241212 Dylan Jennings13 Roebuck born December 29, 1991
1293322241213 Adam Justice13 Roebuck born October 26, 1993

12933222415 Norma Ruth11 Pickering (Hulet Erwin10, John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born March 23, 1936 in Lee Co, MS; married May 22, 1954 (divorced 1997) to James Bailey Caviness who was born March 19, 1936. Norma is the mother of three children:
129332224151 James Donald12 Caviness born January 9, 1958, married on July 18, 1981 (divorced 1994) to Kathy Annette Lunceford born April 7, 1960. She died August 26, 1994 as a result of an automobile accident. They were the parents of one son. Don married second Gloria Jean "Jennie" Kelly Kisner. Jeannie has two children from a previous marriage, Kelly Kisner and Carson Kisner.
1293322241511 James Kristopher13 Caviness born January 24, 1983
129332224152 Terri Lynne12 Caviness born December 19, 1959, married May 23, 1981 (divorced 1999) to Douglas Driskell Amacker born August 28, 1958. They are the parents of one son:
1293322241521 William Elliot13 Amacker born June 7, 1985.
129332224153 Michael Erwin12 Caviness (the author of this website) born October 8, 1961; married July 14, 1990 to Connie Cay Hentz born December 7, 1967. We are the parents of three children:
1293322241531 Darby Claire13 Caviness born March 6, 1998
1293322241532 Conner Michael13 Caviness born July 1, 2002 at 4:54 p.m.
1293322241533 Cooper Steven13 Caviness born July 1, 2002 at 4:56 p.m.

12933222416 Glenn Alden11 Pickering (Hulet Erwin10, John Edward9, Nathaniel Ellis8, Enos7, Ellis6, Benjamin5, Samuel Jr.4, Samuel Sr.3, Jonathan2, John1) born July 29, 1939; married on July 2, 1961 Claudia Lee Brasher who was born February 18, 1942. Glenn and Claudia reside in Vicksburg, Mississippi where he is a retired engineer. He and Claudia are the parents of two children:
129332224161 Diana Susan12 Pickering born July 12, 1962;married on October 11, 1986 to Kimble Duane Slayton who was born July 21, 1963.Susan and Kimble are the parents of one child:
1293322241611 Kiefer Dalton13 Slayton born July 25, 1991
129332224162 Byron Alden12 Pickering born October 13, 1965; married on August 5, 1989 to Charlette Kay Haynes who was born November 22, 1968. Bryon is a minister. He and Charlette are the parents of one child.
1293322241621 Jackson Alden13 Pickering born September 8, 1999