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1786 Surveys were made for Charles Pickett for three tracts of land in Fairfield County situate on the waters of Wateree Crk. One survey mentioned Camden District. The maps mentioned S Carolina. [1] [2] [3] [4]

1786 A survey was made for Charles Pickett for a tract of land on the waters of Wateree Crk, bounded by Jarvis Daugherties. The warrant mentioned Camden District. [5] [6]

1788 Charles Pickett, planter, purchased lot 18 in the town of Westerham, from Joseph Kershaw, both of Camden District, South Carolina. Deed dated January 1. [7]

1792 Charles Pickett was listed as a taxpayer in Fairfield, South Carolina with 4 slaves and 400 acres. [8]

1793 Land surveys were made for Charles Pickett for two tracts of land in Fairfield County & Camden District, South Carolina. The two tracts contained 500 acres on the Waters of Dutchmans Creek and 460 acres on Taylors Creek. Molly Henson owned one of the adjacent tracts. The surveys were recorded in 1794. [9]

1795 James Barber was granted land adjacent to Charles Pickett in Camden District on Wateree Creek. [10]

1800 A land survey was made for Charles Pickett for a tract of 190 acres on the Waters of Dutchmans Creek in fairfield District, South Carolina. [11]

1807 Charles Pickett, died on September 14. His estate was recorded in Fairfield District, South Carolina. Letters of administration were issued to John Hacis and Moses Knighton. [12] Bond was posted by John Hacis, Moses Knighton, John Hollis, and Jeremiah Cochral. On November 18, 1807, an order was made to sell the goods from the estate. The inventory was posted by the administrators, Moses Hollis [sic], James Knighton [sic], John Hollis, listing a filley, a chair, and one pair handmill stones. [13] [14] [15]

Letters of Administration, South Carolina, Fairfield district, to John Hacis & Moses Knighton. Whereas Charles Pickett, late of this district, hath died Intestate … do hereby grant unto the said John Hacis & Moses Knighton, full power by the of these presents, to administer the goods, rights and credits of the said decesed, which to him in his lifetime, and at the time of his death did belong … office in Winnborough … the fourteenth day of december in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred & seven [16]

1805-1808 John King dated his will on September 13, 1805 in Fairfield, South Carolina. The estate of John King was probated in Montgomery County, Tennessee, in the January term, 1808. [17] [18]:

Many slaves were named and given to heirs. The will named heirs wife Amy King; daughter Selah Pickett, wife of Charles Pickett; daughter Mary Pickett, wife of William Pickett; daughter Judith Perry, wife of James Perry; daughter Rodah Pickett, wife of Micajah Pickett; and sons John, Moses, and Nathan. Sons John King, Moses King & Nathan King and son-in-law Charles Pickett were named as executors. Grandsons John King Pickett and Thomas King Pickett were named.

Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & five. Signed John King. Signed Sealed Published pronounced & Declared in the presence of us Jas Knox, Jos Evans?. Suret - James McKinney, Robert Knox.

1808 Edward Bird brought suit against John King in Montgomery County while John King was alive. John King and Charles Pickett died since the suit was instituted. Executors John and Moses King declined to act as executors. Nathan King, the remaining executor appointed Frances Long of Montgomery County his attorney. Dated March 18, 1808. Selah King, widow of Charles Pickett appointed Frances Long as her attorney. [19]

Know all men by these present that whereas Edward Bird instituted a suit at law against John King in the Superior Court of Robertson District & County of Montgomery, and whereas the said John King has departed this life since the institution of said suit & whereas the said John King by his last will & testament as nominated & appointed Nath[an] King, Moses King, Charles Pickett & John King executors of the last will & testament of the said John King deceased & whereas the said Charles Pickett has also departed this life & the said Moses King & John King has declined to act & whereas the aforesaid Nathan King is the only acting executor, & has been served with a Si fa since the death of the afsd John King Now know ye that I the aforesaid Nathan King have made ordained, constituted and appointed Frances Long of the County of Montgomery my true & lawful attorney, for me & in my name, to act, do, perform, defend, & do and perform every other act or thing that I myself could do were I personally present relative to said suit. Hereby ratifying and confirming & allowing whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do in the premises. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this twenty sixth day March eighteen hundred & eight. Nathan King. Signed sealed & delivered in the presents of John Cocke, G Gibson. The above was acknowledged in open court March session 1808.

Know all men by these presents that I Morgan Brown of the State & County aforesaid for & in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Francis Long at & before the sealing & delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath bargained & sold & in overt market delivered unto the said Francis Long his heirs & assigns forever a certain Negro woman called Patty together with her three children, Tony, Barbary, & Abel which said Negros I do hereby warrent & will defend unto the said Francis Long …

Know all men by these presents that I Selah Pickett late of Fairfield District in the State of South Carolina & now of Montgomery County in the state of Tennessee, have ordained constituted and appointed and do hereby ordain constitute & appoint my son in law Francis Long now of the aforesaid County of Montgomery my true & lawful attorney for the purpose of collecting for me & in my name & behalf all such debts as are now or hereafter may become due & owing to me either as a dominis? ? of my deceased husband the late Charles Pickett or in my own right … I have hereunto set my hand & seal the nineteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred & seven. Sealah Pickett her seal and mark. Sealed & delivered in presence of Colman Duvall, Henry Minor, James Williams.

1810 On January 9, Charles Pickett, an orphan, chose John Pickett as guardian until he reached age 21. Micajah Pickett also signed the guardian bonds in Fairfield, South Carolina. [20] We have assumed that orphan Charles was at least age 14 at the time of the petition.

Research Notes:

We currently show Charles Pickett, son of Thomas and Nancy Pickett, married to Selah King. A different Charles Pickett [21], son of Thomas and Elizabeth Pickett, could also be her spouse. We seek help in sorting out which Charles Pickett married Selah King.

1790 John Havis lived in Fairfield, South Carolina. [22]

1800 John Havis lived in Fairfield, South Carolina. [23]

1810 John Havis lived in Kershaw, South Carolina. [24]


Footnotes:

[1] Commissioner of Locations, South Carolina, Camden District, Plat books, 1785-1841, C-105, [FamilySearchImage], [FSCatalog].

[2] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series: S213190 Volume: 0014 Page: 00197 Item: 002, [Image], [Search1], [Search2], [Search3].

[3] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series: S213190 Volume: 0014 Page: 00199 Item: 000, [Image], [Search1], [Search2], [Search3].

[4] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series: S213190 Volume: 0014 Page: 00200 Item: 002, [Image], [Search1], [Search2], [Search3].

[5] Commissioner of Locations, South Carolina, Camden District, Plat books, 1785-1841, C-271, [FamilySearchImage], [FSCatalog].

[6] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series: S213190 Volume: 0014 Page: 00200 Item: 001, [Image], [Search1], [Search2], [Search3].

[7] Register of Mesne Conveyance, Kershaw County, South Carolina, Deeds, 1791-1866, A-408, [FamilySearchImage], [FSCatalog].

[8] Tony Draine and Edd Banister, Fairfield County, S.C. Tax Returns, 1792 (Draban Publications, 1991), 12, [GoogleBooks].

[9] Commissioner of Locations, South Carolina, Camden District, Plat books, 1785-1841, E-384, [FamilySearchImage], [FSCatalog].

[10] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series: S213190 Volume: 0032 Page: 00371 Item: 001, [Image], [Search1], [Search2], [Search3].

[11] Commissioner of Locations, South Carolina, Camden District, Plat books, 1785-1841, K-41, [FamilySearchImage], [FSCatalog].

[12] South Carolina, Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District), Estate records, 1800-1847, C-198, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[13] South Carolina, Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District), Miscellaneous probate records, 1780-1868, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[14] South Carolina, Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District), Estate records, 1800-1847, C-317, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[15] South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980, C-317, [AncestryImage].

[16] South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980, C-198, [AncestryImage].

[17] Montgomery County, Tennessee Will A-310, [URL].

[18] Reba Shropshire Wilson, Betty Shropshire Glover, The Lees and Kings of Virginia and North Carolina, 1636-1976 (1975), 125-126, [GoogleBooks].

[19] Montgomery County, Tennessee Will A-314, [URL].

[20] South Carolina, Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District), Estate records, 1800-1847, C-501, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[21] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for Charles Pickett, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Pickett, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[22] United States Federal Census, 1790, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[23] United States Federal Census, 1800, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[24] United States Federal Census, 1810, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].