Durham, NC

FAMILY TREE Henry Ward Pickett Sr. was born in 1895, the third child of Henry Saunders and Betty Ward Pickett. Looking at the family tree, you figure out very quickly that Henry was a very popular name. Their ninth and…

Alma Mater

Proof of Life A drawing or painting usually begins with a sketch and details are added over time.  Because we were young when he died, we have a sketch of our father, and the journey we are on is giving…

Love & Law

The Box Henry Pickett’s third chapter is life as a family man and as a professional. This is how we found out what we know. Once upon a time I brought a box of family letters on a road trip and my…

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Henry – we are looking for you.

Dear Dad, We are on a search to find out. You are gone but not forgotten but we have a few questions. Who were you and what the heck happened? Searching for you through the mountain of letters. We are…

hindsight

Dear Ones, Keri here: After all the close Pickett’s were gone I lost touch. Kim was better about keeping up with the Pickett side. Although a part of my past, after I closed up the house, the rest of the…

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Interior view.

Dear Friends, Keri here: We are slowly figuring out how to structure this site. There are a lot of pieces in this story and we are sorting out the pieces. The Pickett house in Durham is at the center of…

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What’s in a house?

Dear Ones, Keri here: For sure the story starts here… in this house. Early family pictures show this house to be out in the country… now it is Old North Durham. The boards, the windows, the landscape are like magnets…

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