Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

William Baston Pickett[1]

Male 1818 - 1892  (73 years)


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  • Name William Baston Pickett 
    Born 30 Sep 1818  [2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00133-8240.1 
    Died 2 Sep 1892  [2
    Buried Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I14704  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Susannah Wismer,   b. Aug 1833, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Pickett
     2. Esther Pickett
     3. Joseph Pickett
     4. Amos Pickett
     5. George Pickett
     6. Jesse Pickett
     7. Elizabeth Pickett,   b. Abt 1850,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary A. Pickett,   b. 15 Jul 1856,   d. 31 Dec 1887  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "William B Pickett is a native of England, born in Bedfordshire, Sept 28 1818. His parents, William and Mary (Baston) Pickett, emigrated to Canada in 1827, and settled in Galt. Mr. Pickett, Sr. met with an accident which disabled him from active business and the support of the family devolved upon the son. There were eight children besides the parents, and it was a heavy burden upon the boy's shoulders, but it was bourn uncomplainingly, and with the best results to the son who "honored" his father and mother. His industry and attention to the duties that came nearest to his hands, have brought him competency and comfort in the sunset of his life. he learned the joiners trade, at which he worked twenty years. he came to this county oct 13, 1854 and settled on section twenty, where he cleared 65 acres of wilderness in five years. he removed to Ionia county in 1863 and in 1865 came back to Kent county and settled on section twenty once more. in 1867 he fixed his residence permanently on section 33. He owns a valuable farm on sections 33 and 34, including 280 acres of finely improved land. He was married may 15 1849 to Susanna Wismer, born in Dumfries, Canada Aug 16 1831. their children are as follows: Elizabeth (Mrs Cyrus Nogles), John, Joseph, Mary (Mrs C. W. Wernette), Amos, George, and Jesse. Mr Pickett is a republican and served as highway commissioner. a portrait of Mr. Pickett appears on another page, from a photograph taken in 1869.


      Gaines Twp Biographies, p. 751 (Chapman 1881) Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project"

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 668.

    2. [S179] Cemetery - Michigan, Kent, Gaines Township - Gaines Cemetery Internet Link.
      Wm B. Pickett / Sept 2 1892 / Aged 73 Yr 11 Ms 3 Dy // Susannah / His Wife / 1833 - 1922