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Notes for Micajah Pickett and Susannah Thompson

Research Notes:

1797 Deed dated June 22, 1797 from Elizabeth Thomson, Adam Thomson, Susana Johns, John Shumake, John Thomson, Nancy Thomson, Samuel Thomson, Sarah Thomson, and Elizabeth Thomson Jr. all of Rutherford County, North Carolina to Henry Montague 50 acres on the east side Green River. Recorded Dec. 10, 1805. This land was purchased from James Miller by Samuel Thomson on July 10, 1786. [1]

1800 Micajah Pickett and Susannah Johns signed an agreement to live together. This document was witnessed by Adam Thompson. This document refers to land on White Oak Creek that Micajah owned.

1807 Deed dated Sept. 21, 1807, from Adam Thomson, Samuel Thomson, lawful heirs of Samuel Thompson, deceased. Adam and Samuel Thomson of Christian County Kentucky, and John Thomson of Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Thomas Lyles, 178 acres on south side Green River including mouth of White Oak Creek & all improvements where the widow Thomson formerly lived, it being a patent of 200 acres granted to Robert Large Feb. 24, 1775, and conveyed by deed to Samuel Thomson, deceased. Recorded Dec. 29, 1807. [2]

We seek evidence about the name Johns for Susanna. Perhaps her parents were named Thomson, as the deeds above suggest and she married to Johns? We have seen reports of this possibility.

Deed records in Rutherford County, North Carolina indicate that Susannah Johns was a daughter of Samuel Thomson/Thompson and wife Elizabeth. There are several court records in the 1780's that show Samuel Thomson with a wife Elizabeth. (Reported in the genealogy.com Pickett message board on September 26, 2004 by Karen Hagar)(FHL Pedigree Resource File - Compact Disc #18, Pin #121788)

Susannah was married to Mr. Johns before her partnership with Micajah.

1830 Susannah Pickett lived in Buncombe County, North Carolina in a household with males: 1 (20 thru 29); and females: 1 (15 thru 19) and 1 (50 thru 59). [3] Son Joseph Pickett was listed adjacent.

1837 Thomas Briggs was appointed administrator for the estate of Susannah Pickett in Fairfield County, North Carolina. [4]


[1] Rutherford County, North Carolina, Deed 23-384, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[2] Rutherford County, North Carolina, Deed 24-141, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[3] United States Federal Census, 1830, [AncestryRecord].

[4] South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980, [AncestryRecord].