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PICKETT, PAMELIA (?–?). Pamelia Pickett (Picket), one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, on July 21, 1824, received title to a league and a labor of land now in Matagorda and Austin counties. The census of March 1826 classified Pickett as a farmer and stock raiser, a widow aged between forty and fifty. Her household consisted of a son, a daughter, and a slave. She made her home at Bell's Landing and was a close friend of the Austin family.


Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). Noah Smithwick, The Evolution of a State, or Recollections of Old Texas Days (Austin: Gammel, 1900; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"PICKETT, PAMELIA," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.