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  • ID: I05476
  • Name: Edward Bradford Pickett
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1823 in Wilson Co., Tennessee
  • Death: 26 JAN 1882 in Liberty, Liberty Co., Texas
  • Change Date: 24 SEP 2005
  • Note:
    Household Record 1880 United States Census
    --------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------
    Household:
    Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
    Edward B. PICKETT Self W Male W 56 TN Farmer & Lawyer --- --- **Widowed**
    Virginia PICKETT Dau S Female W 24 TX Keeping House TN ---
    Howal L. PICKETT Son S Male W 17 TX At Home TN ---
    --------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------
    Source Information:
    Census Place Liberty, Liberty, Texas
    Family History Library Film 1255317
    NA Film Number T9-1317
    Page Number 262D

    1870 U.S. Federal Census > Texas > Liberty > Precincts 1 and 5
    July 11, 1870
    Pickett, Edward B 46 M W Lawyer 1000 2000 TN
    Edward B. 17 M W Student 100 TX
    Virginia 12 F W TX
    Helen 10 F W TX
    Howell 7 M W TX

    1860 US Census
    Texas, Liberty Co., Liberty Twp. Post Office Liberty, Page 10
    June 16, 1860
    79 81 E. B. Pickett 36 M Lawyer 3,000 7,300 TN
    V. O. 30 F Alabama
    Prescott Pickett 10 M TX
    E. B Pickett Jr. 8 M TX
    H. W. Pickett 5 M TX
    V. O. Pickett 3 F TX
    Helen Pickett 8/12 F TX

    The Political Graveyard
    Index to Politicians: Pickett
    Pickett, Edward Bradford (1823-1882) of Texas. Born in Wilson County, Tenn., 1823. Brother of Howell L. Pickett. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state senate; elected 1869; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1875; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1876. Died in Liberty, Liberty County, Tex., January 26, 1882. Interment at City Cemetery, Liberty, Tex.

    The Handbook of Texas Online
    **Edward Bradford Pickett was born in Tennessee, not Virginia.**
    PICKETT, EDWARD BRADFORD (1823-1882). Edward Bradford Pickett, soldier, lawyer, and statesman, son of Hugh W. and Louanna (Looper) Pickett, was born in Virginia in 1823. At age twenty-three, he served as a private during the Mexican War In 1850 he married Virginia Orange Bell, and they moved to Liberty, Texas. They had five children. Pickett practiced law in several Southeast Texas counties during the 1850s. On May 3, 1862, he was commissioned captain of a company in the Twenty-fifth Texas Cavalry under the command of Col. Clayton C. Gillespie in the service of the Confederate States; he was soon elected to regimental major. After serving in Louisiana, he was reassigned to Arkansas Post, where he and his company were captured by the federals. He was removed to Camp Douglas, Illinois, and in an exchange of prisoners he returned to the Confederate Army and participated in the siege of Chattanooga and in John Bell Hood's Tennessee campaign. At the end of the Civil War he was discharged as a lieutenant colonel. Pickett was elected as a Democrat to the state Senate in the general election of 1869 and served during the Twelfth and Thirteenth sessions of the legislature. He also served as president of the Constitutional Convention of 1875 He was a member of the Senate Committee on Education when the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University) was established in 1871. Upon organization of the college in 1876, he became president of its first board of directors, a post he held at the time of his death. He died in Liberty, Texas, on January 26, 1882, and was buried in the City Cemetery there.
    BIBLIOGRAPHY: Miriam Partlow, Liberty, Liberty County, and the Atascosito District (Austin: Pemberton, 1974). Vertical Files, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin.
    Barbara H. Fisher

    CIVIL WAR REFERENCE
    Edward Bradford Pickett
    Texas Confederate
    FIELD COMMANDS
    25th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Major)




    Father: Hugh Willoughby Pickett b: ABT 1796 in Buckingham Co., Virginia
    Mother: Lurana Looper b: ABT 1804 in South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Virginia Orange Bell b: ABT 1830 in Alabama
    • Married: 4 DEC 1850 in Brazoria Co., Texas
    • Note:
      Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909
      Name: E. Bradford Pickett
      Marriage Date: 4 Dec 1850
      Spouse: Virginia O. Bell
      Marriage County: Brazoria
      Marriage State: Texas
      Source: Texas Marriages, 1814-1909
    Children
    1. Has No Children Prescott Pickett b: ABT 1850 in Texas
    2. Has Children Edward Bradford Pickett b: 13 AUG 1852 in Liberty, Liberty Co., Texas
    3. Has No Children H. W. Pickett b: ABT 1855 in Texas
    4. Has No Children Virginia O. Pickett b: ABT 1856 in Texas
    5. Has Children Helen Pickett b: ABT OCT 1859 in Texas
    6. Has No Children Howell L. Pickett b: ABT 1863 in Texas
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