By William R. Reynolds Jr.
Brigadier basic Andrew Pickens used to be a major strength bringing in regards to the finish of British keep an eye on within the Southern colonies. His efforts helped force normal Cornwallis to Yorktown, Virginia. His later activities on behalf of the Cherokee country are absolutely explored, and lots more and plenty by no means ahead of released information regarding him, his relatives, and his friends is incorporated. Andrew Pickens enjoyed his nation and was once a fearless exemplar of management. He earned the unyielding admire of his superiors, his fellow officials, and most significantly his militiamen.
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62 As the population increased, so did the criminal element and the lawlessness. In 1896, the Cowpens Centennial Committee quoted an unidentiﬁed writer about Andrew Pickens, “A beautiful and devoted wife; a cheerful ﬁreside; peace and plenty about him — what more could a man crave? ”63 Andrew Pickens, along with his Scots-Irish Presbyterian neighbors, was soon to become directly involved in the affairs of the backcountry. 2 Edging Toward War (1765 –1775) By late 1765, the future appeared promising for the Pickens family.
Part of the delay for Joseph’s and Andrew’s move may be attributed to their mother’s ill health. She died no later than the end of 1763. There is evidence that some Cherokee regularly made it their practice to break the treaty and enter the Long Canes settlement to steal stock. In October 1764, it was recorded in The London Chronicle (see Appendix G): By letters from Fort Boone at Long-Canes we are informed, that on the 24th past Capt. Calhoun [Patrick], of the Rangers, received information from two Cherokee Indians, that they had discovered some Indians, which they took for Creeks, with two horses, at some distance.
Andrew Pickens was 21 years old at the time. The brothers had matured into ﬁne young men. They were tall for that era; Andrew having stood shy of six feet and Joseph a bit shorter. They were each lean, sinewy, agile and strong, yet not muscle-bound. Joseph was somewhat stockier than Andrew. Their bodies were toned by years of grueling farm work, and they each had considerable endurance. Andrew usually tied his shoulder-length hair neatly in a queue while Joseph tended to let his hang freely. Each of the brothers was known for honesty, tenacity, and sincerity, and each was held above reproach.