John Pickett
of Navarro County, Texas


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Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
Photo by Dana Stubbs

John Pickett
Dec 20, 1835 - Dec 17, 1932

John Pickett was born on December 20, 1835.  He served the Confederacy as a Private in Winkler's Company I, 4th Texas Volunteer Infantry - The Navarro Rifles.  He was never sick but was present for duty right up to the Battle of Gaines's Mill, where he was wounded and his leg badly mangled.  He was discharged and came back to Navarro County, but re-enlisted again in 1864.  He was in several battles and skirmishes after that, including White Oak Swamp and the Wilderness.  His wound, however, continued to give him trouble and he was discharged from the army on 5 Feb 1865 and returned home to Navarro County.  He was assigned to the Invalid Corps on Sept 29, 1864.  John lived at Angus, Navarro Co., TX in 1908.  He died on Dec 17, 1932 and was buried at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.


  • Information submitted by Norman Stubbs, Commander of J. L. Halbert Camp 359, SCV.  Aug. 2002


Funeral Sunday For John Pickett, Navarro Pioneer
Funeral services for John Pickett, aged 98 years, resident of Navarro county since eight years of age, who died at the family residence in Pickett community Saturday morning at 5:15 o'clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church.
Mr. Pickett was a Confederate veteran, and was the founder of the Pickett community. He moved to his present home from Alabama.
Surviving are three sons, Roy Pickett and Jack Pickett, both of Corsicana, and Robert Pickett, Waco; three daughters, Mrs. Maude Terry, Oklahoma; Mrs. Lillie Thomas Corsicana, and Mrs. Lou Williams, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
Six grandsons were pallbearers.
The funeral was directed by the Southerland-McCammon Funeral Home.


  • Member of Navarro Rifles, Co I, 4 Texas Infantry

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, December 20, 1932

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


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