PatronPATRON – BIOGRAPHY: William Raiford Pickett born 1777 – photograph July 27, 2021 October 31, 2021by Donna R Causey To view this content, you must be a member of Alabama Pioneers Patrons's Patreon Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content. Tags: AUTAUGA COUNTYEARLY SETTLERS OF ALABAMAPolitics
[…] Biography: William Raiford Pickett born 1777 with photograph […]
[…] the time when his father emigrated to Alabama, I think in 1818. I was then in the prime of manhood. Col. Wm. R. Pickett settled in Autauga county, near Hayne’s Bluff — the bluff taking its name from its […]
[…] Isaiah Thacker, Aaron Moore, Hiram Bishop, Abram Chancellor, Lewis C. Davis, Thomas C. Smith, William R. Pickett, Mark Howard, Seaborn Mims, Lewis Tyus, Richard Mouton, Wm. Hightower, Jeremiah Jackson, Robert […]
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[…] Col. W. R. Pickett bought it for a niece of Mrs. Pickett’s who settled first in North Alabama. Her name was Body—a sister of Clem Lanier who moved from North Alabama and settled near Mulberry P. O. Mrs. Body married a Mr. S. H. N. Dixon, a commission merchant of Mobile. They sold out to Col. Wyatt, who married a daughter of Todd Robinson, the first settler of Robinson Springs. Col. E. Y. Fair married Wyatt’s daughter, and at the death of her father his wife inherited the place. Col. Dixon moved his family near Clem Lanier’s and likely some members of the family are still there. […]
As a North Carolinian, who now lives in Autauga County, like those before me, I am fascinated with the history of this county. William Raeford Pickett, from Anson County N.C. was a pioneer. Founder of Autaugaville, his plantation was just west of the town. One of the first developers in Alabama, I find it difficult to understand, why his life and stories just disappeared. I understand his house stood until the early 1990’s. However, the record of him, to include his death and burial location, have been lost in time. I have not found his grave. I have not found any reference to his burial location. This si true even in his son Albert’s writings. He is “not” in the Autaugaville Cemetery. Could he have wished to go back to Anson County after his passing?