Pickens, Andrew, 1739-1817

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Birth 1739-09-13
Death 1817-08-11

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South Carolina Revolutionary War soldier, U.S. commissioner negotiating with the southern Indians, 1785-1802.

From the description of Journal, 1802. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37999358

Mrs. Alice Noble Waring of Hughes, Arkansas, great-great-great granddaughter of General Andrew Pickens, collected photostatic copies of original correspondence, documents, and papers which she used in writing The Fighting Elder: Andrew Pickens, 1739-1817, published in 1962. These copies were acquired from major research libraries, including the Library of Congress, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Draper Collection), William L. Clement Library, the Huntington Library, Duke University, and the New York Public Library. Mrs. Waring owned some originals, and she donated the original deed of Tamassee to the South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, South Carolina.

From the description of Andrew Pickens papers, 1780-1819. Photostatic copies. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 20273627

General in Continental Army during American Revolutionary War, and later politician of Ninety Six District (S.C.)

From the description of Andrew Pickens papers, 1779 June 9 - 1962 (bulk, 1779-1812) (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 716136247

General Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), South Carolina soldier and legislator. In 1785-1897, he served on a number of federal commissions appointed by the Congress and the President to negotiate with the Cherokee and Creek Indians, particularly in relation to conflicts on the Georgia border. The commissions negotiated treaties of Hopewell (1786), New York (1790), Holson (1791) and Coleraine (1797).

From the description of Papers of Andrew Pickens, 1785-1835 (bulk 1785-1797). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122446420


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  • Soldiers
  • Indians of North America--Land tenure--History--Sources
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Generals--Correspondence
  • Choctaw Indians
  • Indians of North America--History--19th century--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Treaties--History--18th century--Sources
  • Creek Indians--Land tenure--History--19th century--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--History--18th century--Sources
  • Cherokee Indians--Government relations--Sources
  • Creek Indians
  • Creek Indians--Treaties--History--19th century--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--History--18th century-vSources
  • Creek Indians--Government relations--Sources
  • Creek Indians--Government relations--History--18th century--Sources
  • Cherokee Indians--Government relations--History--18th century--Sources


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  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Georgia--Fort Wilkinson (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
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