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First Name: Andrew

Last Name: Pickens

Birthplace: PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Militia - Revolutionary War

Date of Birth: 15 September 1739

Date of Death: 11 August 1817


Years Served:
Andrew Pickens

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)


Andrew Pickens
Brigadier General, South Carolina Militia

Andrew Pickens was born on 15 September 1739 in Pennsylvania, son of Andrew Pickens and Nancy Ann Davis.

Pickens traveled south from Pennsylvania with his family along the Great Wagon Road in search of land, and settled in Abbeville County, SC. He was first a military leader against Cherokee Indians, then a prominent Rebel Commander who led American forces against the British in the American Revolution.

His troops were especially successful at the Battles of Kettle Creek and Cowpens. He was awarded a sword by the Continental Congress and was the first U.S. Congressman from the Pendleton, SC, district.


He married Rebecca Floride Calhoun on 19 March 1765.

Death and Burial

Brigadier General Andrew Pickens died on 11 August 1817. He is buried at Old Stone Church Cemetery in Clemson, SC.

Honoree ID: 2958   Created by: MHOH




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