Florida First Coast Pioneer Families
John Seymour Pickett
John Seymour and Maria [Pons] lived
in the territory of Mosquitoes, where he was granted the present site in
New Smyrna in 1803 by Spanish Governor White. They lived there
for five years until the Indians burned the settlement to the ground.
Though Seymour had bought head rights to Hodquin's plantation,
Township 2, Nassau County, Florida in 1804, he settled instead in Duval
County, six miles north of what became the City of Jacksonville.
He was given 640 acres at Lains [Lanes} branch which he had
settled since 1814 and has been known as Pickettville thereafter.
He fought in the Indian War in 1837 as a private in Captain
Waterman's 1st Regiment of Florida Mounted Volunteers, furnished
his own arms, mounted his own horsel He also fought under
Captains John Price and Thomas Suarez.
Source: Helen B Hodges, "pioneers of Florida's First Coast" Vol 1 pg
295 compiled by The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society.
The children of
Seymour Pickett and Maria Pons were :
Pickett b. 1810 Duval County, Florida d. 1889 Pickettville, Duval County, Florida.
Married Amanda Emma Flinn b.
1819 d. 1890 Pickettville.
Pickett b. 1811 Duval County,
Florida d. unknown
James A Pickett b. 1819 Duval County, Florida
d. 1882 Picketville, Duval County, Florida. Married Lucinda Sarah Hagan
Pickett b. 1823 d. 1902, Hillsboro,
b. 1828, Pickettville, Duval County, Florida
Pickett b. 1822, Pickettville, Duval County, Florida
Compiled by Terrell Thompson
This page created December 27, 2009
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