An American Family History

Samuel Pickering


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.

Samuel Pickering was born in 1718.

He married Grace Stackhouse. He was the son of Samuel Pickering and Mary Scarborough Pickering Lupton.

Mary Pickering (1748, married Richard Fawcett)
Jacob Pickering (1750, married Hannah Ellis)
Benjamin Pickering (1752, married Rebecca Ellis)
Sarah Pickering (1754)
Samuel Pickering, Jr. (1757, married Phebe Lykins)
Isaac Pickering (1759)
Jonathan Pickering (1761)
John Pickering (1763, married Sarah Lykins)
Grace Pickering (1765, married James Jones)
Mercy Pickering (1767)
Rachel Pickering (1770)
Hannah Pickering (1773).

In 1771 the Hopewell Monthly Meeting in Frederick County, Virginia appointed Samuel Pickering as one of those to meet the committee from the quarterly meeting.

In 1773 Samuel, Grace, and their children Jacob, Samuel, and Sarah, signed his sister, Ann's, marriage certificate at Hopewell.

It 1778 they pledged 5£ for

...the Benefit of the Indians, who were formerly the Native Owners of the Lands, on which we now live, or thire descendents if to be found, and if not for the service, & benefit of Other Indians....

Frederick County, Virginia was formed in 1743 from Orange County. Old Frederick County included all or part of four counties in present-day Virginia: Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, and Frederick, as well as five in present-day West Virginia: Hardy, Hampshire, Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan.



from Ancestors and Descendants of Joel and Sarah (McKee) Haworth compiled by Louise Baker, Virginia Schneider and Aletha Thomas.

Mary Scarborough, dau of John Scarbrough and Mary Pierson, born 8 Oct 1695, md/1 Samuel Pickering 1712,md/2 Joseph Lupton Sr 1730.


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...

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