I am looking for information on Abraham Pickering

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He had two children,

Nathan Johnson Pickering-1816-1818 (died of consumption at 17 months)

Benjamin Franklin Pickering-1824-1902

His wife was Sarah (Sally) Alley. Her parents were Rueben and Margaret Alley.

He was listed as a mariner, captain who died at sea.

He was on a ship coming from Russia called the Nils arriving on 26 Jan 1830.

I have his Will and Probate record with his wife's signature as Sally Pickering.
WikiTree profile: Abraham Pickering
asked in Genealogy Help by ReBecca Bennett G2G Crew (440 points)
edited by ReBecca Bennett

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Pickering

This is an English locational surname. Recorded in a wide variety of spellings including Pickering, Pickerin, and the dialectals Pickring, Pickrin, Puckering, Puckrin, and Puckring, it originates from the little town of Pickering in the North Riding of Yorkshire. This place was 'cleared' under the early Enclosure Acts, by which people having rights of grazing on common lands were dispossessed, and forced to look elsewhere for their livelihood. The town name derives from the Olde English pre 7th century "Picoringas", meaning meaning the sharp point (pic) of a hill, with "ora", edge, and the suffix "-ing" This translates as 'The people living on the ridge of the pointed hill", a fair description of Pickering. The placename was recorded as "Picheringa" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and as "Pikering" in the Close Rolls of Yorkshire. The surname dates back to the mid 12th Century (see below), and other early recordings include: Henry de Pikeringes (1246), in the Feet of Fines of Oxfordshire, and John Pykeryng (1327), recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset. Recordings from English Church Registers include: the christening of Anne, daughter of William Pikering, on March 4th 1551, in Aberford, Yorkshire, and the marriage of Richard Pickering and Anne Swynerton on February 10th 1562, at St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, London. A Coat of Arms granted to a Pickering family is silver and red chequy, a black bend. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Reginald de Pichering, which was dated 1165, in the "Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Bennett

This interesting surname derives from the medieval given name "Benedict", from the Latin "Benedictus" meaning blessed. This personal name owed its popularity in the Middle Ages chiefly to St. Benedict (circa 480 - 550), who founded the Benedictine order of monks at Monte Cassino, and wrote a monastic rule that formed a model for all subsequent rules. There were many versions of the name throughout Europe, and in England in the 12th Century the Latin form of the name can be found alongside versions derived from the Old French forms "Beneit" and "Benoit", which were popular among the Normans. The surname dates back to the early 13th Century (see below). London Church Records list the christening of Dennys Bennett on June 15th 1567 at St. Mary at Hill, and the christening of Thomas Bennit on December 1st 1583 at St. John's, Hackney. One John Bennett was an early emigrant to the New World; he is recorded as sailing in the "Plaine Joan" from London in May 1635, bound for Virginia. A Coat of Arms granted to a Bennett family is silver, a chevron between three red lions' heads erased. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Benet, which was dated 1208, in the "Charter Rolls of Durham", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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2 Answers

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Abraham Pickering

mentioned in the record of Benj. Pickering and Sarah E. Hardy

Name Abraham Pickering
Gender Male
Wife Sally Pickering
Son Benj. Pickering

Other information in the record of and

from Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961

Name Benj. Pickering
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 24 Jun 1847
Event Place , Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Gender Male
Father's Name Abraham Pickering
Mother's Name Sally Pickering
Spouse's Name Sarah E. Hardy
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 17
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1830
Spouse's Father's Name Nathanial Hardy
Spouse's Mother's Name Hardy

This image is available:

Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961

Reference ID item 4 p 102
GS Film Number 1927788
Digital Folder Number 007579523
Image Number 00445

Citing this Record

"Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FH71-XFC : 20 April 2016), Abraham Pickering in entry for Benj. Pickering and Sarah E. Hardy, 24 Jun 1847; citing , Essex, Massachusetts, United States, Town clerks and local churches; FHL microfilm 1,927,788.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
This information I have. Thank you. This was from Benjamin's wedding. I'm trying to go back into Abraham's information if at all possible. Thank you so much! I do like that there is confirmation though and I did NOT have that! Again, thank you!
+1 vote
Abraham Pickering
United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records
Name    Abraham Pickering
Event Type    Military Service
Event Date    1812-1815
Event Place    United States

Affiliate Publication Number    M602
Affiliate Publication Title    Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812.
Affiliate Film Number    164
GS Film Number    000882682
Digital Folder Number    004869525
Image Number    02450
Citing this Record
United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-L74B : 11 March 2016), Abraham Pickering, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 164; FHL microfilm 882,682.
answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
I have a question on how to make certain this is the same one I am searching. You can probably tell I am new to this. What I have found is that Abraham was a mariner, so would that be the same as this one? This is awesome! Thank you so much!
I am not positive that this is the same person, but it seems like a reasonable possibility. From my "Roger Conant" book, there were Pickerings in Salem, MA over 100 years before Abraham Pickering was born.

"The year 1637 was marked by several changes in Roger Conant's life. In the spring three men with whom Conant had much to do in later life were admitted to participation in community affairs. John Pickering, a twenty-two year old carpenter and builder, of whom much more anon, was made a freeman..."   Page 127

"On September 17, 1675,... "Lieutenant John Pickering won  glory for Salem on that field.,,"  This has to do with King Philips (native American) War and is on page 160 of the book titled "Roger Conant, A Founder of Massachusetts." by Clifford K. Shipton, Cambridge, Massachusetts by the Harvard University Press, 1944.

I don't know whether John Pickering is an ancestor of Abraham Pickering, but it might be worth considering for future research.

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