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John Pickens was born on November 6th, 1853 in Kingston, Madison Co., Arkansas.1   John Pickens' father was James Madison Basham and his mother was Mary Ann Johnston.  His paternal grandparents were John Basham and Elizabeth Finley; his maternal grandparents are Samuel Carter Johnson and Margaret Ann Springer. He had two brothers and two sisters, named William, Samuel C., Margaret and Mary Ella.  He was the second youngest of the five children.  He died at the age of 79 on November 8th, 1932 in Oakland, Alameda Co., California.1 

John Pickens' family with Mary Jane Brown

‌John Pickens and Mary Jane were married in a religious ceremony on July 24th, 1870 in Kingston, Madison Co., Arkansas.1   They had five sons and two daughters, named Franklin M., Thomas Arthur, William Edmond, Robert Matthew, John Moody, Virginia Mae (Virga) and Susan Marguerite (Susie).

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