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PICKETT, Albert James, historian, born in An-son county, North Carolina, 13 August, 1810; died in Montgomery, Alabama, 28 October, 1858. He removed with his father to Autauga county, Alabama, in 1818, and studied law, but never practised his profession, devoting his life to literary pursuits and to the care of his plantation. He served in the Creek war in 1836. He was the author of a "History of Alabama" (2 vols., Charleston, 1851), and at the time of his death was preparing a comprehensive history of the southwest. See "Brief Biographical Sketch of Colonel Albert J. Pickett," by Crawford M. Jackson (Montgomery, 1859).
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