William Edward Pickens
I have in my possession the Bible, which
belonged to my Grandparents, William Edward Pickens
and Laura Jane McGill Pickens. This Holy Bible was printed by the American
in 1880. It has a hard light brown cover, the front of which is no longer
attached. It is in poor condition. W.E. and Laura Jane Pickens lived on a farm
between Dyer and Trenton, in Gibson Co., TN., having moved there from Chester
Co. TN. W.E. Pickens was born in Hardin Co., TN., son of Alexander G. Pickens.
Laura Jane was born in Chester Co., TN. All six of W.E. and Laura's children are
buried with them at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mt. Olive Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, Dyer, TN.
The information in the Bible is as follows:
W. E. (William Edward) Pickens was born October 6, 1849 [My grandfather]
Laura Jane (McGill) Pickens was born January 14, 1854
Laura Merlin Pickens (Kinsey) was born Sept. 11, 1880
Vader (Vada) Pickens (Holt) was born November 6, 1882
Willie Novell Pickens was born Aug. 18, 1884
Irene Pickens (Markham) was born January 12, 1886
Mary Cordelia (Dee) (Hays) was born March 31, 1888
Wilmer (Wilma) Pickens (Griffin) was born December 4, 1893 [My mother]
W.E. (William Edward) died July 30, 1928
Mon. Evening 10:30 o'clock
Funeral Wed. 9:00
Laura Jane "Mother Pickens" died Nov. 11, 1935
Mon. at 12:26 p.m.
Buried Tues. afternoon.
Willie Novell Pickens died Sept. 12, 1908
Sat. afternoon 4:00
Buried Sun. afternoon
Vader (Vada) died March 30, 1930
Sun. afternoon 5:00
Buried Tues., April 1st
W.E. Pickens and Laura Jane McGill were married Dec. 2, 1879
Wilma Pickens and Earl Griffin were married March 19th (Wed. afternoon) 1919
in the Methodist Parsonage in Dyer Tenn. by Rev. Woods.
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