William Pickard was born in 1728 in New York. He was a stone mason and helped build Fort Klock in 1750. According to his United Empire Loyalists deposition, William left New York in the late 1760s went to Pennsylvania during the Pennamite wars in the Wyoming district of the Susquehanna River Valley. He was a staunch loyalist and became disgusted with the actions of the rebels. By 1777, William had had enough of being burned out and went to Canada. William married to Elizabeth Windemoed/Wintermute and had at least seven children. William died in 1804 in Canada.


Offspring of William Pickard and Elizabeth Wintermute (1738-1797)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Pickard (?-1804)
John Pickard (?-?)
Benjamin Pickard (1770-?)
Mary Pickard (?-?)
Margaret Pickard (?-?)
Rebecca Pickard (1769-?)
Elizabeth Pickard (1774-1797)

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