Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
Photo by Dana Stubbs
Dec 20, 1835 - Dec 17, 1932
Pickett was born on December 20, 1835. He served the Confederacy as a Private in
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
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
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