Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."
Samuel Pickering was baptized on August 3, 1684 in Salem, Essex County Massachusetts.
They lived in Solebury, Bucks County Pennsylvania between the upper and lower York roads, two miles east of Lahaska.
John and Mary's children probably included:
Mercy Pickering (1713),
John Pickering (1715, married Hannah Dawes),
Isaac Pickering (1716, married Sarah Lupton), Samuel Pickering (1718, married Grace Stackhouse),
Grace Pickering (1722, married William Lupton),
(1727, married Sarah Wright).
Mary died on May 25, 1760. Frederick County, Virginia.
First printed in Boston 1745
The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.
from Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd: A Township of Montgomery County, by Howard Malcolm Jenkins
[Joseph Lupton married] Mary Pickering (b. Scarborough, widow Samuel, who came from England), and after this second marriage removed to Virginia. William, Samuel, and Grace Pickering, Mary's children, also removed there.
Grace Pickering m. in Virginia William Lupton, and lived in Frederick Co., in 1787, and their son Asa [or Asahel?], b. 1757, m. 1787, Hannah Hank, dau. of John, of Rockingham Co., Va., of the same family, probably, as President Lincoln's mother and the Hanks mentioned in the Evans Genealogy, in this volume.
from Settlers by the Long Grey Trail by John Houston Harrison
Samuel Pickering was an early settler in the old Quaker community, near Winchester. He was a native of Bucks County, Pennslvania, where he married, before his removal to Virginia, Grace Stackhouse...Samuel was a son of Samuel Pickering, Sr., who about 1700 emigrated from Bristol England to Pennsylvania and settled in Bucks County. His wife was Mary Scarborough...