Pickett Springs Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Autauga County, Alabama
Date Constructed/ Founded: bef. 1832
Associated Surnames: Harris, Pickett
Historical Notes: The plantation was first established by William Harris as “Forest Farm” plantation. His daughter Sarah Smith Harris married Albert James Pickett, who had migrated from Anson Co., NC to Alabama as a young boy with his family in 1818. After they were married in 1832, William Harris gave Forest Farm to the couple and A.J. Pickett became a planter. John P. Figh, Sr.  Figh, a brickwork contractor, oversaw the construction of the Figh-Pickett House in 1837 and sold it to A.J. Pickett in 1858. A.J. Pickett died that year, and his family moved in afterward.
Associated Pages: none
Accession: ALauta00001


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

1850: Group 1 – Female age 55 (b.1795), Female age 12 (b.1838), Male age 60 (b.1790), Female age 48 (b.1802), Male age 20 (b.1830), Male age 16 (b.1834), Male age 12 (b.1838), Male age 10 (b.1840), Female age 8 (b.1842), Female age 6 (b.1844), Female age 4 (b.1846), Female age 1 (b.1849); Group 2 – Male age 27 (b.1823), Male age 17 (b.1833), Male age 15 (b.1835), Male age 32 (b.1818), Female age 28 (b.1822), Female age 8 (b.1842), Female age 4 (b.1846), Female age 1 (b.1849); Group 3 – Male age 28 (b.1822), Male age 26 (b.1824), Female age 8 (b.1842), Female age 1 (b.1849); Group 4 – Male age 35 (b.1815), Female age 20 (b.1830), Female age 6 (b.1844); Group 5 – Male age 20 (b.1830), Female age 18 (b.1832), Male age 30 (b.1820), Male age 30 (b.1820), Female age 20 (b.1830), Male age 3 (b.1847), Female age 1 (b.1849); Group 6 – Male age 34 (b.1816), Female age 28 (b.1822), Male age 34 (b.1816), Female age 22 (b.1828), Male age 30 (b.1820), Female age 20 (b.1830), Male age 7 (b.1843), Female age 1 (b.1849); Group 7 – Female age 20 (b.1830), Male age 12 (b.1838), Male age 10 (b.1840), Male age 5 (b.1845); Group 8 – Female age 26 (b.1824), Male age 1 (b.1849); Group 9 – Female age 24 (b.1826), Male age 2 (b.1848); Group 10 – Male age 36 (b.1814), Male age 30 (b.1820), Male age 26 (b.1824), Female age 54 (b.1796), Female age 23 (b.1827), Male age 50 (b.1800), Female age 56 (b.1794), Male age 20 (b.1830), Male age 10 (b.1840), Male age 10 (b.1840); Group 11 – Female age 46 (b.1804), Female age 36 (b.1814), Male age 20 (b.1830), Male age 18 (b.1832), Female age 9 (b.1841), Male age 28 (b.1822), Female age 26 (b.1824), Male age 1 (b.1849); Group 12 – Female age 40 (b.1810), Male age 26 (b.1824), Male age 22 (b.1828), Female age 3 (b.1847) [1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedule, Autauga Co., AL, Albert Pickett, 72 total]

1860: Female age 70 (b.1790), Female age 65 (b.1795), Male age 62 (b.1798), Female age 62 (b.1798), Male age 60 (b.1800), Female age 54 (b.1806), Male age 55 (b.1805), Male age 54 (b.1806), Female age 53 (b.1807), Male age 50 (b.1810), Male age 50 (b.1810), Male age 50 (b.1810), Female age 44 (b.1816), Male age 44 (b.1816), Male age 42 (b.1818), Female age 41 (b.1819), Female age 41 (b.1819), Male age 41 (b.1819), Male age 40 (b.1820), Female age 40 (b.1820), Male age 38 (b.1822), Male age 38 (b.1822), Female age 36 (b.1824), Female age 34 (b.1826), Male age 34 (b.1826), Female age 32 (b.1828), Male age 32 (b.1828), Male age 32 (b.1828), Male age 32 (b.1828), Female age 31 (b.1829), Female age 31 (b.1829), Male age 30 (b.1830), Male age 30 (b.1830), Male age 30 (b.1830), Female age 30 (b.1830), Male age 30 (b.1830), Male age 30 (b.1830), Female age 30 (b.1830), Male age 30 (b.1830), Male age 30 (b.1830), Female age 26 (b.1834), Female age 26 (b.1834), Male age 25 (b.1835), Female age 24 (b.1836), Male age 22 (b.1838), Female age 21 (b.1839), Female age 20 (b.1840), Male age 17 (b.1843), Male age 17 (b.1843), Female age 14 (b.1846), Female age 14 (b.1846), Female age 14 (b.1846), Male age 12 (b.1848), Male age 12 (b.1848), Female age 11 (b.1849), Female age 10 (b.1850), Male age 8 (b.1852), Female age 6 (b.1854), Female age 5 (b.1855), Male age 4 (b.1856), Female age 3 (b.1857), Male age 2 (b.1858), Male age 2 (b.1858), Female age 1 (b.1859), Female age 1 (b.1859), Female age 9/12 (b.1860), Female age 5/12 (b.1860) [1860 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedule, Mulberry, Autauga Co., AL, (Estate of) Albert J. Pickett, 68 total, 14 houses]

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Harris family: William Harris (b.?-d.?) – founder of Forest Farm

Pickett family: Albert James Pickett (b.1810-d.1858) – owner, Alabama’s “first historian,” established Pickett Springs Plantation at Forest Farm Plantation; Sarah Smith Harris Pickett (b.1815-d.1894) – wife of A.J. Pickett (m.1832), dau. of William Harris of Forest Farm Plantation; William Raiford Pickett (b.1833-d.1889) – son of A.J. and S.S. Pickett; Mary Gindrat Pickett (b.1834-d.1900) – dau. of A.J. and S.S. Pickett; Martha Raiford Pickett (b.1837-d.1898) – dau. of A.J. and S.S. Pickett; Corrine Albert Pickett (b.1839-d.1867) – dau. of A.J. and S.S. Pickett; Eliza Ward Pickett (b.1841-d.1910) – dau. of A.J. and S.S. Pickett; Sarah Julia Pickett (b.1843-d.1920) – dau. of A.J. and S.S. Pickett; Albert James Pickett (b.1850-d.1899) – son of A.J. and S.S. Pickett; Alston Harris Pickett (b.1853-d.1908) – son of A.J. and S.S. Pickett; John Gindrat Pickett (b.1856-d.1922) – son of A.J. and S.S. Pickett


HISTORICAL RECORDS AND DATA

  • 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Montgomery Co., Alabama, USA (Ancestry.com) – Sarah S. Pickett, household 1485 (p.177/303)
  • Albert James Pickett, memorial ID 6858259 (Find a Grave)
  • Pickett Springs (side A), “The Best Public Resort” (side B), marker ID p139820 (The Historical Marker Database)
  • Civil War – Barnes School (side 1), Figh-Pickett House (side 2), marker ID p353223 (The Historical Marker Database)

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • None available yet

REFERENCES AND DATA SOURCES

  • Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Marriages, Deaths, Wills, Court, and Other Records, 1784-1920 [database on-line]. http://ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. http://ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. (Year: 1860; Census Place: Division 1, Montgomery, Alabama; Page: 303; Family History Library Film: 803019)
  • Ancestry.com. 1860 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules [database on-line]. http://ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls)
  • Ancestry.com. 1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules [database on-line]. http://ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2004. (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls)
  • Find a Grave. [database online]. http://findagrave.com.
  • The Historical Marker Database. Pickett Springs / “The Best Public Resort” [database on-line]. http://www.hmdb.org.
  • The Historical Marker Database. Civil War – Barnes School / Figh-Pickett House [database on-line]. https://www.hmdb.org.
  • The Goat Hill History Blog. Albert James Pickett. http://www.goathillhistory.com/blog/2016/6/23/albert-james-pickett.

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