PICKENS, Andrew, (grandfather of Francis Wilkinson Pickens),
a Representative from South Carolina; born in Paxton, Bucks County, Pa.,
September 13, 1739; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to the Waxhaw
settlement in South Carolina in 1752; served in the provincial militia in the campaign against the
Cherokee Indians in 1760; entered the Revolutionary Army as captain of militia and attained the rank
of brigadier general; commanded an expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1782; member of the
state house of representatives 1781-1794; one of the commissioners named to settle the boundary line
between South Carolina and Georgia in 1787; member of the state constitutional convention in 1790;
elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795);
appointed major general of militia in 1795; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States
Senate in 1797; member of the state house of representatives 1800-1812; declined the nomination
for governor in 1812; died in Tomassee, Pendleton District, S.C., August 11, 1817; interment in Old
Stone Churchyard, near Pendleton, S.C.
BibliographyWaring, Alice Noble. The Fighting Elder:
Andrew Pickens, 1739-1817. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1962.