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1732/33 On 8 March, Petition. Micajah Pickett against James Nelson. Judgement granted the plaintiff for 265 pounds of tobacco. Micajah Pickett paid Benjamin Rush 135 pounds of tobacco for giving evidence in court in Caroline County, Virginia against James Nelson. [1]

1733 Micajah Pickett and John Pickett were each paid 300 pounds of tobacco for 10 days of testimony for Benjamin Rennolds against Robert Willis (perhaps a brother-in-law to brother James Pickett) in Caroline County, Virginia. [2]

1734 On 11 July, Micajah Pickett and John Pickett Jr were paid for providing evidence in a case. [3]

1734 On 13 December, The court proceeded to lay the County levy: Micajah Pickett and Mace Pickett were paid per account. [4]

1738 On 30 January, Micajah Pickett was an overseer of the slaves of Richard Blackburn in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Micajah was fined for "beating whipping inhumanly and unmercifully the sd slaves". [5][6][7]

1742 On 13 November, Action on debt. Major [Micajah] Pickett quitam & c against John Beasley in Caroline County, Virginia. William Waller gent. is assigned to be attorney for the defendant. [8][9]

1744/45 On 8 March, Action of trespass on the case. Winney Weasley (sic) (Beasley), an infant under the age of 21 years, by John Beasley her next friend, agt. Mace Pickett and Elizabeth his wife. Dismissed, being agreed. [10]

1745 Micajah Pickett brought suit against Edmond Badgett in Caroline County, Virginia. [11][12]

1745-46 Estes and Pickett court encounters: Thomas Estes and Thomas Pickett were in court for an action of trespass (page 476). Thomas Estes died and John Pickett was named as security for his estate [13]. James and Micajah Pickett were ordered to pay John Estes for serving as a witness [14]. Abraham Estes brought suit against James and Micajah Pickett for Trespass [15].

1746/47 Henry Webster and Ann Oakley were summoned to prove the will of John Gouge. [16]

1747 On 8 May, Micajah Pickett was awarded 1000 pounds of tobacco to settle a petition brought against James and Mace Pickett. [17][18]

1747 On 23 July, Micajah Pickett was fined 5 shillings, to be paid to the churchwardens of St Thomas Parish, for gaming on Sunday in Orange County, Virginia. [19][20]

1747 On 24 July, Martin Dewitt brought suit, in Orange County, Virginia, against Micajah Pickett, for assault and battery. Dismissed. [21][22]

1747 On 13 February, Henry Webster and Ann Oakey were summoned in Caroline County to prove the will of John Gouge. [23]

1747 On 14 March, Winney Gouch petitioned for, and got, administration of the estate of John Gouge, who with John Beasley and Aaron Quisenbury her security acknowledged bond. Wm Daniel Jr, John Sneed, James Jameson and Thomas Croucher appraised the estate. [24]

1747 On 8 May, the inventory of the estate of John Gouch was returned to the Caroline County court. [25]

1747 On 13 June, Micajah Pickett was fined 5 pounds for gambling on the Sabbath at James Martin's tavern at the north end of Guinney Bridge on 7 August 1746 [26][27].

1748 Micajah Pickett had married Winifred Beasley, the widow of John Gough, who was involved in court proceedings concerning the estate of John Gough. [28]

1747 On 10 July, Winney Gouch was summoned to answer the petition of Aaron Quisenbury. [29]

1748 On 11 June, Suit on the summons. Aaron Quisenbury against Winney Gouch. Dismissed. [30]

1748 On 8 July, William Dixon petitioned against Micajah Pickett and Winney his wife. Robert Boyd and William Dunlop, merchants sued Micajah and Winny Pickett. [31]

1749 Trespass on the Case. On 15 July, "Thomas Harriss, Plaintiff brought suit against Micajah Pickett and Winifred his wife. Jury [having been] sworn and separated, they are discharged. New Trial ordered." [32]. On 9 Feb next year: the jury "find for plaintiff, £5.5 sterling...Order that Thomas Harris pay Elizabeth Beasley 375 lbs. tobacco for 15 days attendance as an evidence for him against Pickett & Wife... [O.B. p. 195]. Order that Thomas Harris pay William Dixon 400 lbs. tobacco for 16 days attendance as an evidence for him... Order that Pickett pay Ann Quisenberry 50 lbs. tobacco for 2 days attendance; pay John Beasley & Charles Beasley each 225 lbs. tobacco for 9 days attendance as an evidence for him against Harris... Ordered that Thomas Harris pay Abraham Martin 375 lbs. tobacco [no number of days given] attendance as an evidence for him against. Pickett." [33][34]

1749 On 15 July, Patrick Mitchell brought trespass suit against Micajah Pickett and Winifred, his wife. Winifred, as administratrix owed the plaintiff money. The plaintiff could recover goods and chattels of John Gouge £7.3.11. [35][36]

1749 On 11 December, Petition. David Roberts against Micajah Pickett and Winnifred his wife administratrix. Judgement granted the plaintiff for £2.17. [37]

1749 On 11 December, Thomas Harris against Micajah Pickett and Winifrid his wife, Tresspass upon the case. Jury find for the plaintiff, £5.5 sterling. Thomas Harris paid Elizabeth Beasley and William Dixon while Micajah Pickett paid Aron Quisenberry for attending court. [38]

1750 On 9 February, Micajah Pickett was ordered to pay Aron Quisenberry, Charles Beasley, and John Beasley for evidence against Harris. [39]

1752/58 Micajah Pickett was bondsman for estate of William Barbee in Orange County, North Carolina. [40]

1755 Micajah [Cager] Pickett was taxed in Orange County, North Carolina. [41]

1757 Robert Terrell, warrant dated 4 July 1757 269 acres in Orange County on both sides of Upper Bartons Creek. Sworn Chain Carrier: Micajah Pickett, James Rennols W Churton survr. [42]

1757 Micajah Pickett was a bondsman for the estate of William Barbee of Orange County, Virginia. [43]

1758-59 At the December court of Orange County, North Carolina, George [John?] Gouge deceased - his orphan children - Micajah Pickett was to be restrained from removing any of Gouge's estate. Winnifred Pickett sued Micajah Pickett. Wm Reaves and Thomas Velvin were summoned on behalf of Winnifred. The suit of Winnifred Pickett against her husband Micajah was resolved with bond of 100 pounds proclamation money for his good behavior for one year. [44][45][46]

1759 William Combs. 22 February 1759. 181 acres in Orange County in the parish of St Matthew ... Witnesses James Watson and Micajah Pickett. [47]

1759 Moses Ginn. 6 August 1759. 433 acres in Orange County in the parish of St Matthew ... Witnesses W Churton and Micajah Pickett. [48]

1760 The suit brought by Winnifred's son against Micajah Pickett was continued. [49]

1760 At August court, "Ordered that James Daniel be appointed guardian to John Gouge orphan child of John Gouge, deceased." Bond 200 pounds. Bondsmen Thomas Harris and Wm. Reees. [50]

1762 Daniel Booth. 28 June 1762. 282 acres in Orange County on both sides of Barbees Creek, joining Booths line and Barbies line. Chain carrier: Wm Pickett, Micajah Pickett. W Churton surveyor. [51]

1763 On 21 November, Micajah [Macagah] Pickett and David Dumas and Benjamin Smith witnessed deed of sale to William Cheek by William Irby, both of Anson County, North Carolina. [52]

1764 On 22 January, Micajah Pickett of Anson County, North Carolina, sold one mair (perhaps a horse) to Sarah Cheek. Witnessed by Michael Weeks and Mary Weaks. [53]

1764 Micajah Pickett was listed on the rent role for Culpeper County, Virginia. [54]

1766 in June, Micajah Pickett was Justice of the Court in Craven County. South Carolina. Soon after, "Old Craven Co." was discontinued and the area became a part of the new "Camden Dist." [55]

Uncertainty: By 1766, Micajah Pickett had purchased land northwest of Camden, South Carolina (then called Craven County/judicial district) on Dutchman's Creek and Wateree River. Micajah Pickett, by Wateree Creek, was named on several documents through 1774. In 1810, an adjacent tract was sold by Ambrose Mills to Micajah Pickett. In 1768, Micajah Pickett Jr purchased land at Cartledge Creek, a tributary to the Pee Dee River north of Rockingham, North Carolina by Blewett Lake. I assume here, without much evidence, that the original purchase on Wateree River was made by Micajah Pickett, Sr born about 1709, who lived there till at least 1774 and that documents dated after 1810 for Micajah Pickett on Wateree River or in Fairfield County, South Carolina refer to son Micajah Pickett born 1748 or to grandson Micajah Pickett born 1777.

1766 A survey, dated 28 September, shows land in Craven County, South Carolina granted to Ambrose Mills bounding on Wateree River, Patrick McCommicks, Frances Laton, Pickett, and Richard Kirkland. [56] See 1810 sale to Micajah Pickett (Jr) by Ambrose Mills.

1766 Son, Micajah Pickett Jr., married Kizannah Hinson, daughter of Phillip Hinson. Land of Phillip Hinson (see 26 October 1776 and 1784 deeds in Hinson marriage notes) was near land of Micajah Pickett Sr (see 1766 survey of Ambrose Mills in these notes) about this time, so they lived near each other.

1768 Micajah Pickett continued a suit brought originally by John Pickett against Philip May. This suggests that Micajah was John's son. [57]

1768 On 28 December, land of William Mitchell on Taylors Creek, a branch of Wateree River, in Craven County, South Carolina was shown on a survey map as adjoining that of Micajah Pickett and Francis Laton. [58]

1770 On 7 April, Micajah Pickett [Picket] was granted 200 acres in Craven Co, South Carolina. [59]

1770 On 27 May, Micajah Pickett Memorial for 200 acres on Reedys Branch, Wateree Creek, Wateree River, Craven Co, South Carolina. Also named: Joseph Cates. [60]

1770 On 17 September, William Mitchell Memorial for 150 acres on Taylors Creek, Craven Co, South Carolina. Also named: Micajah Pickett and Frances Leaton. [61]

1771 A survey, dated 23 July, shows land on Wateree Creek in Craven County, South Carolina granted to Augustus Prestwood, bounding on Micajah Pickett, and William Jones. [62]

1772 On August 1, the William Aldridge memorial for 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek named Micajah Pickets. [63]
Photocopy, Map showing Dutchman’s Creek, South Carolina.
Photocopy, Map showing Dutchman’s Creek, South Carolina.
Photocopy, Map showing Dutchman’s Creek, South Carolina.

1772 On 2 October, William Tidwell of St. Mark's parish, Camden District, sold land on Wateree Creek to Micajah Pickett. Witnessed by Smallwood Owen and Thomas Stone. [64]

1773 The will of William Harrison on Wateree River, Craven County, South Carolina bequeathed a plantation near land of Micajah [Cager] Pickett and John Dukes to daughter Patience. [65]

1774 On 1 August, a memorial on Wateree Creek in Craven County, South Carolina named Augustine Prestwood, William Jones, Micajah Pickett, and Joseph Hellow. [66]

See also [67]


Footnotes:

[1] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1732-1740, Part One 1732-34/5 (Washington: 1965), 27, [Google_Book].

[2] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1732-1740, Part One 1732-34/5 (Washington: 1965), 29, [Google_Book].

[3] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1732-1740, Part One 1732-34/5 (Washington: 1965), 78, [Google_Book].

[4] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1732-1740, Part One 1732-34/5 (Washington: 1965), 85, [Google_Book].

[5] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 296,97, [Google_Book].

[6] Family History Library microfilm, 034295, Westmoreland County, Virginia Court Orders 1731-1739 p.299, 299a, not seen, [FHL_Film_Catalog].

[7] Westmoreland County, Library of Virginia Microfilm, reel 56, County Court Orders, 1731-1739, not seen, [Library_Virginia].

[8] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 295,97, [Google_Book].

[9] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1740-1746, Part One 1740-42 (Washington: 1971), 83, [Google_Book].

[10] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1740-1746, Part Three 1744-46 (Washington:), 11.

[11] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 295, 297, [Google_Book].

[12] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1740-1746, Part Three 1744-46 (Washington:), 13.

[13] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1740-1746, Part Three 1744-46 (Washington:), 21, citing page 537.

[14] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1740-1746, Part Three 1744-46 (Washington:), 78, citing page 607.

[15] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1740-1746, Part Three 1744-46 (Washington:), 79.

[16] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part One 1746-48 (Washington: 1968), 3.

[17] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part One 1746-48 (Washington: 1968), 27.

[18] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 296, [Google_Book].

[19] Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Virginia Court Records, Orange County, Virginia, Orders, 1747-1748 (The Antient Press, 1997), 2.

[20] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 297, [Google_Book].

[21] Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Virginia Court Records, Orange County, Virginia, Orders, 1747-1748 (The Antient Press, 1997), 11, 25.

[22] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 298, [Google_Book].

[23] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part One 1746-48 (Washington: 1968), 3.

[24] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part One 1746-48 (Washington: 1968), 14.

[25] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part One 1746-48 (Washington: 1968), 20.

[26] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part One 1746-48 (Washington: 1968), 28.

[27] Thomas Elliott Campbell, Colonial Caroline: A History of Caroline County, Virginia (Richmond, Virginia: 1954), 415, [Google_Book].

[28] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 298, [Google_Book].

[29] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part One 1746-48 (Washington: 1968), 33.

[30] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part One 1746-48 (Washington: 1968), 64.

[31] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part One 1746-48 (Washington: 1968), 72.

[32] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part Two 1748-50 (Washington: 1968), 38.

[33] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 299, [Google_Book].

[34] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part Two 1748-50 (Washington: 1968), 18 July.

[35] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 299, [Google_Book].

[36] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part Two 1748-50 (Washington: 1968), 39.

[37] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part Two 1748-50 (Washington: 1968), 57.

[38] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part Two 1748-50 (Washington: 1968), 64.

[39] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1746-1754, Part Two 1748-50 (Washington: 1968), 64.

[40] Ruth Herndon Shields, Belle Lewter West, Kathryn Crossley, A Study of the Barbee Families of Chatham, Orange, and Wake Counties in North Carolina (1971), [Google_Book].

[41] Clarence E. Ratcliff, North Carolina Taxpayers, 1701-1786 (1984), 161, [Google_Book].

[42] Margaret M. Hoffman, The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, Volume 5 (1995), 232, deed 6545.

[43] "Orange County Court Minutes, 1752-1766," Journal of North Carolina Genealogy 11 (1965), 1520-1526, at 1404.

[44] Research Note (citation not recorded): Orange County, Virginia Court Orders, Minutes, March 1759 at Corbintown, pages 177 and 183.

[45] "Orange County Court Minutes, 1752-1766," Journal of North Carolina Genealogy 11 (1965), 1520-1526, at 1521-1522.

[46] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 302, [Google_Book].

[47] Margaret M. Hoffman, The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, Volume 2 (1987), 262, deed 3793, citing patent book 14-380.

[48] Margaret M. Hoffman, The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, Volume 2 (1987), 273, deed 3902, citing patent book 14-406.

[49] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 303, [Google_Book].

[50] "Orange County Court Minutes, 1752-1766," Journal of North Carolina Genealogy 11 (1965), 1520-1526, at 1523, 1524.

[51] Margaret M. Hoffman, The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, Volume 2 (1987), 251, deed 3684, citing patent book 14-352.

[52] Brent H. Holcomb, Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980), 103, 3-83, [Ancestry_Record].

[53] Brent H. Holcomb, Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980), 109, 3-174, [Ancestry_Record].

[54] Ancestry.com, Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890, [Ancestry_Record].

[55] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 306, [Google_Book].

[56] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S213184, colonial platt 8-477, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[57] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 304, [Google_Book].

[58] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S213184, Vol. 11, Page 379, Item 1, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[59] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series: S213019, Vol. 19-345, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[60] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series: S111001, memorial Vol. 10-154, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[61] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series: S111001, Memorial, Vol. 10-231, Item 3, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[62] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S213184, colonial platt 19-266, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[63] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S111001, Volume 11, Page 313, Item 5, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[64] Charles Owen Johnson, "The Tidwell Family". The Virginia Genealogist 18 (1974), 175-82, at 181, citing Fairfield County, South Carolina deed H-86, [American_Ancestors].

[65] Caroline T. Moore, Agatha Aimar Simmons, Abstracts of the Wills of the State of South Carolina: 1760-1784 (1969), 219, citing will TT-79, dated 16 December, [Google_Book].

[66] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series S111001, Memorial 12-530, [Abstract], [Image], [Search].

[67] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 295, [Google_Book].


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