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Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 2/6/2017 at 19:59:55

In Response To: pickins (joyce O'Bannon)

Parents of Warren Pickens were John Henry Pickens and Nancy Melvina (Estabrooks) Pickens.

John Henry Pickens
Born: October 24, 1839 - New York
Died: April 7, 1909 - Irvington, Kossuth, Iowa

April 16, 1909
Algona Courier - Algona, Iowa

J. H. Pickens of Irvington died last week and was buried in the Humboldt cemetery, near which place he lived before coming to Kossuth county. He was about 70 years of age.


Nancy Melvina (Estabrooks) Pickens
Born: February 11, 1834 - New York
Died: September 10, 1903 -- Irvington, Kossuth County, Iowa

September 16, 1903
Algona Upper Des Moines - Algona, Iowa

Mrs. J. H. Pickens passed away Thursday morning Sept. 10th at four o'clock at her home northeast of Irvington. Mrs. Pickens had been in poor health for some time. Since the death of her daughter July 29th, she had been in poor spirits and sank gradually away. In the death of Mrs. Pickens the community loses one whose character was above reproach or prejudice, whose kindness of heart made her a silent but powerful factor for good. In the home she was an ideal mother and helpmate and until saddened by the untimely death of her daughter she beamed cheer and helpfulness on all who came in contact with her. She was a member of the Disciple church. To the family such a memory of so grand a life brings at this hour when the shadows of grief are so deep the solace of sweet consolation, and it will continue in all the years to come blessing and guiding them forever.

Her maiden name was Nancy Melvina Estabrooks, born in New York, Feb. 11, 1834. She was married to J. H. Pickens, Nov. 7th 1858 and came to Iowa in 1864. She is survived by her husband and four children. Rev. D. L. Moffett preached the funeral sermon at the Irvington church Friday afternoon and the remains were taken to Livermore for interment.


John Henry Pickens was the son of John Pickens
[October 20, 1800 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts --- November 13, 1869 in Bristol, Kenosha, Wisconsin] and Dinah Sherman.

Kenosha County Court In Probate

In the matter of the last Will and Testament of

John Pickens deceased

The last Will and testament of John Pickens of the town of Bristol, County of Kenosha and State of Wisconsin
I John Pickens considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of Sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament following that is to say; First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Dianah Pickens the use of one third part of all my real Estate and one half of all my personal property during her natural life. Second I give and bequeath to my four sons William Pickens, Barker C. Pickens, Oliver R. Pickens, John H. Pickens all my real Estate and the balance of my personal property to be divided equally among them. Third I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Lester and sum of Two Hundred Dollars. Fourth I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eliza E. Chase the sum of Two Hundred Dollars which said several legacies or sums of money I will and order to be paid to the said respective legacies in yearly payments of one hundred dollars to each per year by the aforesaid four sons, and also I further order and Will that my aforesaid four sons William Pickens, Barker C Pickens, Oliver R. Pickens and John H. Pickens shall pay all of the debts and funeral charges and ten dollars yearly to my beloved wife during her natural life. I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 28 day of March AD 1868.

John Pickens (LS)

The above instrument consisting of two sheets was now here subscribed by John Pickens the testaments in the presence of each of us and was at the saw twice declared by him to his last Will and Testament and we at his request sign our waver hereto as attesting witness.

Charles Stuart

Hiram Stuart
Kenosha County Court In Probate State of Wisconsin Kenosha } S. S.

Be it remembered that on this 4th day of January AD 1870 the last will and testament of John Pickens late of the town of Bristol in the County of Kenosha address deceased was duly proved and admitted to Probate before I. W. Webster County judge in and for County of Kenosha holding a court in Probate at his effect in Kenosha City; according to law as and for the last Will and Testament of the real and personal Estate of said John Pickens deceased which last Will and Testament recorded in the office of said County Court Registry of said County together with the judgment of the Probate thereof in the first column of Wills on pages 234, 235, 236

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my motive and affixed

(LS) the seal of the said Court at Kenosha to in said County the 10th day January AD 1870.

I W Webster, County Judge

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