Pidcock Family Reunion Celebration: Saturday, August 5, 2017

The reunion will be held in  General Sullivan Pavilion in Washington Crossing Historic Park.

The festivities get under way at noon.

  • 12:45: Group photo
  •  1 o’clock: picnic lunch
  • 1:30: business meeting
  • 2 o’clock: 2017 Addendum to the 2013 Pidcock genealogical report
  • 3 o’clock: visit to the Pidcock graves atop Bowman.
Karen Price, our association genealogist, is putting the finishing touches on a major project – the transcription of the Bounty Land Warrant Application of Charles Pidcock, an ancient legal document that contains great details of his service in the New Jersey Militia during the American Revolutionary War.
 
Association president John L. Moore welcomes suggestions for reunion activities. Please send them to pidcock2013@yahoo.com
 
Moore, who is also our family historian, will also report on the Civil War service of Jason Baker Pidcock, a great-great-grandson of Jonathan Pidcock who served in the Union Army. The soldier was 20 when he was killed on May 9, 1864, during the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain in southwestern Virginia.
Alan Pidcock visited Cloyd’s Mountain on his way home after the 2016 reunion. John Moore stopped there last September.
Here’s a link to a page created by re-enactors in Virginia: https://www.facebook.com/Battle-of-Cloyds-Mountain-Reenactment-156523334401220/
Ironically, Jason died only a few days after his distant cousin, Anderson Pidcock, a Union soldier in a New Jersey regiment, was killed in action during the Battle of the Wilderness near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
 
Our association genealogist, Karen L. Price, reports she is making progress on the 2016 Addendum to the Pidcock Family Association genealogical report, which the family association published in 2013. Karen asks that association members “do their utmost best to send me ALL family updates by the 15th of May.  I will guarantee inclusion in our newest Addendum by that date.  ALWAYS, I will accept updates at any point in time, and I will do my best to include them no matter when they come in.” Karen’s email address is: drkarenl@earthlink.net.
About the association
Our association was organized in 1913. Members trace their descent from Jonathan Pidcock (1729-1812). We held our centennial reunion in August 2013.

For many Pidcocks, a family reunion just isn’t complete without a visit to the (Pidcock)-Thompson-Neely House in Washington’s Crossing Historical Park, PA. which is open Thursdays through Sundays.

Some time prior to 1680, John Pidcock established a trading post on the western shore of the Delaware, on a 505 acre tract of land called by the Lenape Indians Win-Na-Haw-Caw-Chunk. The trading post appears on a 1680 map and William Penn acknowledged and honored Pidcock’s prior claim to this land, part of Pennsylvania, granted to Penn by King Charles II in 1681.

Sunlight outlines the oldest portion of the house, a one room cabin with hearth dating to 1702. Architectural evidence indicates the cabin was originally log or clapboard.

  • Approaching Pidcock House
  • Pidcock Barn
  • Pidcock-Thompson Neeley House
  • 17th century Pidcock Cabin Hearth
  • Sun-lit Pidcock cabin area
  • Pidcock Family Banner
  • Examining the Genealogical Scroll
  • Pidcock Reunion at the house-mid1930s
  • Unveiling the stone Marker a t1931 Reunion
  • Modern Day Genealogical Research
  • Anderson Pidcock's Civil War Bible
  • Pidcocks Play at  Centennial Reunion
Approaching Pidcock House1 Pidcock Barn2 Pidcock-Thompson Neeley House3 17th century Pidcock Cabin Hearth4 Sun-lit Pidcock cabin area5 Pidcock Family Banner6 Examining the Genealogical Scroll7 Pidcock Reunion at the house-mid1930s8 Unveiling the stone Marker a t1931 Reunion9 Modern Day Genealogical Research10 Anderson Pidcock's Civil War Bible11 Pidcocks Play at  Centennial Reunion12
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