Pickrell, Benjamin F.

Born: 1811-03-10 Montgomery County, Kentucky

Died: 1838-08-28 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Alternate name: Pickerell

Pickrell moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, with his father in 1831. He fought in the Black Hawk War alongside Abraham Lincoln before marrying Mary A. Elkin in 1834, with whom he had three children.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 566-67; Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers.