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Mary Pickett Henderson b. Fairfield, SC, d. Pinehurst, NC
Posted by: Amy Caddell Sadler (ID *****1792) Date: February 04, 2013 at 19:26:57
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Mary Pickett Henderson (Findagrave #104466116)
The daughter of Guy Pickett and Ediath "Edie" (Hall) Pickett. The wife of Fletcher Henderson.
Born about 1845 (25 years old in 1870) on the John B. Pickett Plantation near Winnsboro, Fairfield County, SC.
Died Jan. 26, 1935 in hospital, Pinehurst, Moore County, NC. Cause of death: Extensive 2nd & 3rd degree burns Conflagration. Residence: Lakeview, Moore County, NC
Birth date listed on death certificate: Aug. 15, 1832.
Birth date listed in 1900 census: Feb 1852

Obituary in The Pilot Friday February 1, 1935
(The Pilot newspaper, Southern Pines, Moore County, NC)

Old Slave Dies

"Mammy" Henderson, said to Be 103 Years Old, Blind for Twelve Years

Another of Moore county's gentle old souls has passed on, the call coming this time to Mary Henderson, said to be 103 years of age. "Mammy" Henderson, as she was lovingly called by many friends of her own and the white race, breathed her last on Saturday at the Moore County Hospital.
The circumstances leading up to Mammy's death were sad, but it is comforting to know that her suffering was of short duration. Mammy had been blind for the past twelve years, and when she knelt in prayer near the open fire before retiring Friday night she probably misjudged her distance, and her outing nightgown became ignited. She protested when her son Dolphus with whom she lived, spoke of taking her to the hospital and said that she had a better place to which she was going, but he carried her to the institution where everything possible was done for her.
Mammy was born in Fairfield, S.C. and belonged to a man named Pickett. She had been married a little more than a year when she was freed. After the death of her husband, she came to North Carolina in 1906 and for a time lived at Lakeview alone, supported by her sons. It is said that she would take her walking stick and walk to Vass at night, unaccompanied, to attend prayer meeting.
In later years she made her home with Dolphus Henderson on Route 1 from Vass, where she was tenderly cared for. Politeness was an outstanding characteristic of this faithful woman, and it is reproduced in a marked degree in her children, eight in number, all of whom were present
for the funeral which was held at Allen's Chapel in Vass Tuesday afternoon. They are Dan and Dolphus of Vass route, Charlie of Southern Pines, John and Maggie Nelson of
Winston-Salem, Bell Griffin of Lakeview, Mary J. Stroud of Charlotte and Edie Vanderham of Ridgeway, S.C.
The body was laid to rest in the Henderson cemetery.

John B. Pickett (1782-1851) had a real estate value of $10,000. in 1850. 62 slaves were listed for him on the 1850 slave schedule. His 2nd wife was Sarah Boulware, they were married in 1814. His will below which names a slave named Gye.

1851 On 19 Feb, John B Pickett of Fairfield District wrote his will naming wife Sarah, young children William and three daughters, daughter Kerana, son Musco, son Micajah, son John, grand-daughter Sarah Rains, daughter Elizabeth, daughter Sarah, daughter Martha, daughter Mary, daughter Amanda. Names Indexed: Abon (Slave); Adam (Slave); Alsey (Slave); Amelia (Slave); Anna (Slave); Bill (Slave); Boulware, Alban; Boulware, Coleman; Cagale (Slave); Caroline (Slave); Carry (Slave); Charles (Slave); Charlotte (Slave); Cloye (Slave); Delia (Slave); Dick (Slave); Dinah (Slave); Edmond (Slave); Elick (Slave); Fanny (Slave); George (Slave); Gye (Slave); Hannah (Slave); Harry (Slave); Hester (Slave); Hollis, Burrell; Isaac (Slave); Jacob (Slave); Jane (Slave); Jefferson; John (Slave); Johnston, James; Joseph (Slave); Kerana (Slave); Killingsworth, P. G.; Little Jesse (Slave); Lucy (Slave); Lydia (Slave); Major (Slave); Malenda (Slave); Martha (Slave); Martha Bell (Slave); Mary (Slave); Mccrory, James; Mcmaster, John; Miale (Slave); Micajah (Slave); Musco; Nelson (Slave); Nicey (Slave); Old Dinah (Slave); Old Lary (Slave); Pickett, Amanda; Pickett, Elizabeth; Pickett, John B.; Pickett, Martha; Pickett, R. K.; Rachel (Slave); Rains, Sarah; Rebecca (Slave); Richard (Slave); Riley (Slave); Riner (Slave); Rose (Slave); Sible (Slave); Silas (Slave); Simpson (Slave); Starke, James; Tom (Slave); Wade (Slave); Washington (Slave); William (Slave); Wright (Slave). [10]

[10] South Carolina Archives Fairfield District, Fairfield County will Book R, Vol 19, Page 295; File 95, Pkg. 364
Credits: Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy 2013/01/31

I am searching for more information about Mary Pickett, her husband Fletcher Henderson, and their descendants. Thank you, Amy <amycaddellsadler@live.com>


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