By William R. Reynolds Jr.
Brigadier normal Andrew Pickens was once a prime strength bringing in regards to the finish of British keep an eye on within the Southern colonies. His efforts helped force basic Cornwallis to Yorktown, Virginia. His later activities on behalf of the Cherokee country are totally explored, and masses by no means earlier than released information regarding him, his relations, and his friends is integrated. Andrew Pickens enjoyed his kingdom and used to be a fearless exemplar of management. He earned the unyielding appreciate of his superiors, his fellow officials, and most significantly his militiamen.
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61 The population in the Ninety Six District was increasing. Dr. John Murray sold 400 acres of his land to John Savage in 1767. 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.
Governor Montagu signed a bill on July 29, 1769, which provided for circuit courts in seven judicial districts throughout South Carolina, including Ninety Six District. King George III authorized the bill through the Circuit Court Act signed on November 25, 1769. Backcountry districts that were authorized circuit courts under the act were Beaufort, Camden, Cheraw, Georgetown, Orangeburg and Ninety Six. The act provided for the court to meet semiannually in each backcountry district and authorized district sheriffs to serve two-year terms.
2. Edging Toward War (1765 –1775) 33 Farmers would show and sell or trade this livestock, and would bring their reaped crops for sale when Court Days occurred in the fall. Horses were especially important to the livelihood of the remote backcountry settlers. What few horses could be spared might be auctioned, traded, or sold. Even hunting dogs were sometimes made available for purchase or swap. Women brought their freshly-baked specialties: breads, cakes, and fruit pies in season. Their canned produce gleamed in glass jars arranged to tempt Court Days buyers.
Andrew Pickens: South Carolina Patriot in the Revolutionary War by William R. Reynolds Jr.