On This Day In Alabama History: Albert James Pickett Was Born

| August 13, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Erin Harney

Albert James Pickett was born on this day in 1810. At the age of 8, he moved with his father, William R. Pickett, to the frontier of Autauga County, ceded to the United States by the Creek Indians in the Treaty of Fort Jackson only four years earlier. William Pickett built a home near Autaugaville and a mill building and traders post on Swift Creek. Growing up, Albert Pickett befriended many of the Creek and frontier traders who frequented his father’s store. From them he began to piece together the early history of the state, which he later put into writing.

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