The following seems to shed light on Samuel's difficulties; and with the death of Henry Pickett, his father, it does shed light on who the sister in law certainly might be.
Samuel Pickett, living on Maple street, Sandy Hill, was- arrested in that village Sunday on suspicion of having murdered his wife. The death of the latter occurred early in the morning of July 8, 1909. Pickett had been
missing since that time, not returning home until last
Saturday night. When Picket left home after his wife's
death he explained that he was going after an undertaker.
The death of Mrs. Pickett was attended by suspicions circumstances and after the man's disappearance the
woman's mother and her sister who were members of the household, caused the stomach of the dead woman to undergo a chemical analvsis. It was shown by the analysis; the
authorities claim, that the stomach contained a quantity of poison. The body is also said to have exhibited several
"I'm back again to run this house; get the cops if you wish." is the remark attributed to Pickett when he returned home Saturday night. According to Pickett' s mother-in-law and sister-in-law , he had frequently quarreled with his wife before her death. After his arrest Pickett denied that
h e had run away from Sandy Hill because of fear of arrest, but because he could not stand the abuse, as he said, of his mother-in-law and his sister-in-law. He stated that he had read in a Vermont paper while awav that suspicion was — directed toward him of murder and he returned for the purpose of facing the charge. Mrs. Pickett was about forty years old. The man is a few years older.
August 4, 1910---Samuel Pickett Married Again.
Samuel Pickett, formerly of Hudson Falls, who was acquitted of a charge of murdering his wife at a term of supreme
court in Salem last winter, was married Thursday to Mias Edna Kenyon, of Glens Falls.
June 25, 1900---The funeral of Henry Pickett, whose death occurred on Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John H (Cora) Briggs, on John street, took place yesterday afternoon. He leaves another daughter Mrs James Barton, and a son, Samuel Pickett.
Monday, July 27, 1942--Hudson Falls
Mrs. Myrtle Stockwell, Helen Street, this village, and Mrs. Matilda Lee of Henrietta, sisters, met recently at the home of their father, Samuel Pickett, In Rochester, after
being separated for 33 years.
All information found at Old Fulton, NY, Postcard site.
Took me about 2 hrs of reading; then I found you had an Ancestry tree.