Pidcock Family Reunion Celebration: Saturday, August 6, 2016

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

The festivities got under way at noon.

Here’s a tentative schedule:

·       12:45: Group photo
·       1 o’clock: picnic lunch
·       1:30: business meeting
·       2 o’clock:  Addendum for 2016 to the 2013 Pidcock genealogical report
·       3 o’clock: visit to Thompson-Neely House
We welcome suggestions for reunion activities. Please send them to pidcock2013@yahoo.com
Genealogy updates
 
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 the 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 is transcribing Charles Pidcock’s Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrant papers. Written long before the invention of typewriters, these documents were written by hand in the ornate style and script of two centuries ago, and can be difficult to decipher. “I’m looking forward to completion by the first of June, if not a month or so sooner,” she says.
Karen’s email address is: drkarenl@earthlink.net.  You may also send information to her via the U.S. Postal Service at: 1756 17th Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Her phone: 330-472-6449.
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.
Lambertville church to dedicate memorial to Revolutionary War veterans
On Sunday, May 29, the Lambertville Presbyterian Church, which is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding in 1816, will dedicate a Memorial Stone honoring the Revolutionary War service of 26 men with ties to the church. The veterans include two Pidcocks who were father and son – Jonathan (1729-1812) and Charles (1756-1836). Incidentally, one of the founders of the church was Jonathan Pidcock (1783-1861). Jonathan was the son of Charles and grandson of Jonathan.
The dedication and the unveiling will follow the 10:30 a.m. worship. Craig A. Reading, the church historian, is also a Pidcock descendant. He advises that members of the extended Pidcock family are welcome to attend.
The church is located at 31 N. Union St., Lambertville, N.J.  You may find its website at http://www.lambpres.org/.

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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