Timothy Pickering

Timothy Pickering (1745 - 1829)

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Timothy Pickering
Born in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married in Bradford, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Jun 2014
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Categories: American Founding Fathers | Special Improvement Projects | Broad Street Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts | US Secretaries of State | US Secretaries of War | US Postmaster Generals | US Representatives from Massachusetts | US Senators from Massachusetts | American Notables.

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Preceded by
2nd Secretary
Edmund Randolph

Preceded by
1st Secretary

Henry Knox

Preceded by
1st Postmaster General

Samuel Osgood

Preceded by
Dwight Foster
Timothy Pickering
3rd United States
Secretary of State
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2nd United States
Secretary of War
US Secretary of War

2nd United States
Postmaster General
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US Senator (Class 2)
from Massachusetts
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Succeeded by
4th Secretary
John Marshall

Succeeded by
3rd Secretary

James McHenry

Succeeded by
3rd Postmaster General

Joseph Habersham

Succeeded by
Joseph Bradley Varnum


Timothy was born on July 6, 1745.[1] He was married on April 8, 1776.[2] He was the 2nd U.S. Secretary of War; 2nd U.S. Post Master General and 3rd U.S. Secretary of State


  1. The Essex Institute, Vital Records of Salem, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume II - Births M - Z (Salem, Mass. 1918)(Free e-book) (Records are also available at ma-vitalrecords.org) p. 173
  2. The Essex Institute, Vital Records of Salem, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume IV - Marriages M - Z (Salem, Mass. 1924) p. 194

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Timothy by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Timothy:

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On 5 Aug 2018 at 17:53 GMT Christopher Childs wrote:

I have connected Mary Pickering Nichols as a child of Timothy & wife Rebecca (an ancestral couple of my family); for documentation please see the transcript and image of a handwritten original Salem record accessible at [1] (day of birth, 21st, incorrectly transcribed as 25th).

On 9 Mar 2015 at 21:53 GMT Cathryn (Hallett) Hondros wrote:

Timothy is 29 degrees from Jelena Eckstädt, 7 degrees from Theodore Roosevelt and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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