Governor Francis W. Pickens - South Carolina's Governor

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Francis Wilkinson Pickens:
Born: April 7, 1805
Birthplace: Todagoo St. Paul's Parish Colleton Co. South Carolina
Father: Governor Andrew Pickens 1779 – 1838
(Buried: Old Stone Church Cemetery Clemson South Carolina)
Mother: Susan Smith Wilkinson Pickens 1788 – 1810
(Buried: Old Stone Church Cemetery Clemson South Carolina)
Wives:
1st​ Wife: Marion Antoinette Dearing 1824 – 1853
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
2nd​ Wife: Lucy Petway Holcombe 1832 – 1899
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
Children:
Jennie M. Pickens Whaley 1846 – 1866
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
Douscka Pickens Dugas 1859 - 1893
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
Education:
Attended Franklin College in Athens Georgia
Attended South Carolina College in Columbia South Carolina
Occupation before War:
Attorney in Edgefield South Carolina
1832 – 1834: South Carolina State Representative
1834 – 1843: United States Representative from South Carolina
1844 – 1846: South Carolina State Senator
1850: Delegate to Nashville Tennessee Convention
1858 – 1860: United States Minister to Russia
Civil War Career:
1860 – 1862: Governor of South Carolina
Strong Advocate for Session of the Southern States
1860: Was not a signer of the South Carolina Secession Ordnance
1862 – 1865: Lived at his Edgewood Plantation in Edgefield S.C.
Occupation after War:
1865: Delegate to South Carolina State Constitution Convention
1865 – 1869: Attorney in Edgefield South Carolina

Died: January 25, 1869
Place of Death: Edgefield South Carolina
Age at Death: 63 years old
Burial Place: Willow Brook Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina


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