Biography of Dr. Samuel Pickett
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

DR. SAMUEL PICKETT was born in Athens County, Ohio, September 10, 1820. He is a son of Samuel and Charity (Young) Pickett, natives of Maryland and Virginia respectively; his father was a cousin to Gen. Pickett, of confederate fame. His parents located in Athens County about 1805, removing to Coshocton County in 1827, and to this county in 1830. They located in this township, being the flrst settlers, naming the township from the quality of the soil. Five of the seven .chidren are now living; William, Hethcot, Temperance, James and Samuel. The father died in 1856, aged seventy five years; the mother in 1825, aged thirty. Dr. Pickett obtained but three months' schooling, his youth being spent on the farm and in the woods. He was personally acquainted with many of the noted Indians, having slept in their houses and dined at their tables. His health failing at eighteen, he studied medicine four years with Dr. Stephens, of Mt. Blanchard, and has practiced more or less since that time, though not as a professional. He was married, October 13, 1844, to Miss Clarissa Sterling, who died in 1852, leaving one child, Harrison. Mr. Pickett was again married, July 31, 1854, to Miss Clarissa Smith, daughter of Benjamin and Martha Smith and a native of Bristol. England. Of seven children born to this union but four are now living; Louisa (wife of John P. Tanner), Theressa A., Sink, Lilly and Abraham L. The deceased were infants. Mr. Pickett now owns 150 acres. all earned by hard labor; he was formerly a Whig, but now a strong Republican; member of the Universalist Church. Mrs. Pickett is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Mt. Blanchard.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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