John B. Pickett

He was born in Mason County, Ky on November 30, 1836. As a young man he went to Texas. He joined the Texas Rangers, mustering in with Company B at Houston on September 7, 1861. He died at Orange, Texas on September 27, 1861.
He was 25 years old. Apparently the first Ranger to die. He was the son of Benjamin O. Pickett and Mary L.F. Bacon of Mason County Kentucky

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting History of the first ranger being killed was from Mason county. The first County Constable reported killed in kentucky was killed in 1845 in Bracken county. He is buried in the Mt. Zion cemetary located just off the AA highway and Rt 875.

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