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1828 William Pickett married Susanna Briggs on April 14, 1828 in Amite, Mississippi. They had son James Madison Pickett (b 1829).

1836 William Pickett, Joel Stevens, and Riley Tolles posted bond, as guardians of Margaret Clementine Scott, minor heir of Gabriel Scott, deceased, at the probate court in Yazoo, Mississippi. Dated March 28. [1]

1840 William Pickett married Eliza Anderson on June 18, in Yazoo County, Mississippi. They had children Mary C. Pickett (b: Jun 1841 in Yazoo, Mississippi), William Pickett (b: ABT 1844 in Yazoo, MS), John Pickett (b: 23 May 1848 in Yazoo, MS), Susanna Pickett (b: ABT 1849 in Yazoo, Mississippi), Robert Anderson Pickett (b: 17 Feb 1854 in Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi), Homer Pickett (b: ABT 1858)

1841 William Pickett, William Bull, and Lewis Stevens posted bond as guardians of R K Stevens and Lewis Stevens, minors of Yazoo County. Dated January 25. [2] Perhaps William's sister, Mary Ann, died at this time and her husband, Lewis, neede help with the children.

1841 William Pickett, William Bull, and Lewis Stevens posted bond as guardians of Ann Stevens, minor of Yazoo County. Dated January 25. [3]


1848 William and Micajah Pickett put their plantations in Yazoo County, Mississippi up for sale.
The Weekly Mississippian, Jackson, Mississippi, December 8, 1848. [4]

1850 William Pickett posted bond as the administrator for the estate of Lewis Stevens, late of Yazoo County, Mississippi. Dated August 26, at the probate court of Yazoo County, Mississippi. [5]


1854 J.M and Susan Pickett and Micajah Pickett were guardians for minor children of Stevens in Yazoo County.
The Weekly American Banner, Yazoo City, Mississippi, May 12, 1854. [6]

1850 William Pickett (age 46) and Eliza Pickett (age 27) lived in Yazoo, Mississippi with Mary E (age 9), William (age 6), John (age 2), and Susana (age 1). [7]

1860 William Pickett (age 56, born in South Carolina) lived in Yazoo County, Mississippi, in a household with Eliza Pickett (age 37), William Pickett (age 15), John Pickett (age 12), Robert Pickett (age 7), Hamer Pickett (age 2), Thos Whitney (age 18), Elizabeth Whitney (age 40), and D M Pinkard (age 35). William Pickett was a planter. [8]

1866 The inventory of the estate of William Pickett, deceased, was presented to the court in Bolivar County, Mississippi. [9]

1868 Eliza Pickett prepared the third annual account of the estate of William Pickett, deceased. [10]

1868 Eliza Pickett was named guardian of the minor children of Samuel Dupuy Goza. [11]

1869 Eliza Pickett prepared the final account of the estate of William Pickett, deceased. William had died intestate in the Fall, 1863. E Pickett made an account as guardian of the minor heirs of S.D. Goya: William, Aaron, Eliza, and Samuel (perhaps the Gray children named in the 1870 census). [12]

1870 Son Robert Picket (age 16, born in Mississippi) lived in Range 8, Bolivar County, Mississippi, in a household with Eliza Picket (age 46), William Picket (age 25), John Picket (age 22), William Gray (age 9), Aaron Gray (age 7), Louisa Gray (age 6), Saml Gray (age 4), Milton Scott (age 15), and Willis Gibson (age 21). Robert Picket was at school. [13]

Research Notes:

A biosketch reports: "This is my Great Great Grandfather, Son of William and Mary Pickett. He came to Mississippi as a child in 1807 with his parents. Married 1. Susanna Briggs Married 14 Apr. 1828 Yazoo, MS. Died before 18 June 1840 Yazoo,MS; 2. Eliza Anderson born 1823 Cohoaia, MS Married 18 June 1840 Yazoo, MS." [14]

A History of Bolivar County compiled by Florence Warfield Sillers and members of Mississippi Delta Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the County History Committee, Edited by Wirt A. Williams reported the following. [15] See also [16]

The Goza Family
by Lorine Rush Goza

In 1860, Major Aaron Goza, the grandfather of Aaron Fontaine Goza, Kirk Goza, and Shelby Goza of Bolivar county, Mississippi, was the largest cotton planter in the South, owning vast plantations in …

… death hastened the Gozas' return to the South. The second son, Jimmy Goza, went to Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Dupuy Goza came to Mississippi where he owned the Glover plantation, now the property of Mrs. Alice Blanchard.

During the 50's, Colonel William Pickett came from Yazoo City and developed the adjoining plantation, Clear Lake, and the other Lake place. The oldest son, Will Pickett, at the age of fifteen, ran away to the Civil War. His sister, Mary Pickett, married Dupuy Goza and united the several properties. They had three children, Aaron Fontaine, Samuel Dupuy, and Eliza. When Aaron F. Goza, the father of the present generation, was six years old, both parents died in a few …

1860 An announcement in the North Carolina University Magazine reported that Mary Pickett and Mr. S. Dupuy, of the Class of 1857-'8, were married on January 5 at the home of William Pickett, the bride's father, in Yazoo county, Mississippi. [17]

1860 An announcement about the class of 1858 in the A Record of the Proceedings of the Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina reported that S. Dupuy Goza of Carroll Parish, Louisiana had died not long after graduation. [18] [19] [20]


Footnotes:

[1] Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982, Yazoo County, Exec Bonds and Oaths, 2-57, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[2] Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982, Yazoo County, Exec Bonds and Oaths, 2-268, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[3] Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982, Yazoo County, Exec Bonds and Oaths, 2-269, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[4] The Weekly Mississippian, Jackson, Mississippi, December 8, 1848, page 4, [NewspapersClip].

[5] Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[6] The Weekly American Banner, Yazoo City, Mississippi, May 12, 1854, page 2, [NewspapersClip].

[7] United States Federal Census, 1850, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[8] United States Federal Census, 1860, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[9] Bolivar County, Mississippi, Wills and Inventories, C-189, [FamilySearch Image].

[10] Bolivar County, Mississippi, Wills and Inventories, C-362, [FamilySearch Image].

[11] Bolivar County, Mississippi, Wills and Inventories, [FamilySearch Image].

[12] Bolivar County, Mississippi, Wills and Inventories, C-426, [FamilySearch Image].

[13] United States Federal Census, 1870, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[14] Find A Grave Memorial 7192290, [FindAGrave].

[15] History of Bolivar County, Mississippi, [GoogleBooks].

[16] item 8, [URL].

[17] North Carolina University Magazine, Vol 9, 644, [URL].

[18] [URL].

[19] [URL].

[20] [URL].