Daniel Pickernell born 23 March 1792

Daniel Pickernell was born 23 March 1792 in Kittery, ME, the sixth child of Nelson Pickernail and Anna Place.  Their name is also seen as Pickernail and Picknell. 

The family moved to New Hampshire and was counted in the 1810 census of Wendell.  Daniel and his brother Samuel were both privates in Capt. Thomas Currier’s Company, and members of the 1st Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of 1812.  They enlisted at Concord on 1 February 1813.

“Sunapee’s contribution to the war effort of 1812 was large by comparison, but her soldiers saw but little actual combat.  After the War of 1812 to enforce America’s right to “freedom of the seas,” there was nothing of an eventual nature that happened in Wendell for several years, except that it was a period of building new roads, establishing small district schools, clearing new land by immigrants, improving cultivation, raising large families, and migration west.”   (The Story of Sunapee, BS Adams, 1941, p 54-55.)

Daniel married 22 December 1818 to Sally Pickett, in Wendell (Sunapee) NH. 

The family appeared in Town Inventory of Croyden, NH in 1828; Vol. 2, p. 503, 510.  In 1830, Daniel’s family still lived in Croydon NH.  Daniel and Sally eventually had ten children.  According to the Wendell town record dated Mar 12, 1839 the children of Daniel Pickernell were left to the care of the Selectmen & bound out according to law except youngest child.  

Around 1840, they moved to Vermont, but I was not able to locate them in that census.  Sally died some time before 1850.  Daniel married Lurena Corey.  I have seen the date of 5 November 1858 for this marriage, but Daniel and Lurena are in the 1850 census together, so I know she was married by 1850.  They lived in Lebanon in 1850, and Plainfield in 1860.  In 1870, the family was in Tunbridge, Vermont.  Daniel and Lurena had at least five children. 

Daniel died 2 August 1878 in Tunbridge, and according to Find-a-Grave, is buried at Hunt Cemetery in Tunbridge.  Lurena Pickernail died 29 Jan 1894 in Tunbridge. 

Daniel and Sally were parents of my ancestor Sarah Pickernail who married George Blood.  Daniel and Lurena were parents of Alfassette Picknell, whose son Dexter Walter Royce married Mariette “Minnie” Blood, George’s daughter.  That means Minnie married her first cousin, once removed.


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