biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ISAIAH PICKRELL, a well-known and highly respected resident of Prairie Township, is one of the pioneers of 1858. He was born in Logan County, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1831, and is a son of William P. and Mary (Williams) Pickrell, the former a native of Ohio, and the latter of Virginia. Mr. Pickrell in his early days was a tanner by trade, and followed that bnsiness for many years, but in the latter years of his life pursued the occupation of farming. He brought his family to Iowa in the year 1850, settling first in Jefferson County, and residing there until 1858, when he came to this county and took up his residence at Oskaloosa, departing this life in 1884, at the ripe age of seventy-six years. His wife died in 1872, at the age of sixty-four. They were the parents of four children, one of whom died in childhood. Isaiah, the subject of this sketch, is the eldest; Sarah J. lives at Oskaloosa; Martha is the wife of Cyrus Beede, Secretary of th& Iowa Life and Endowment Association, of Oskaloosa. Isaiah Pickrell. the subject of this sketch, came with his parents to Iowa, and in 1860 was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Hiatt, a daughter of Amos and Lydia Hiatt. She was born in Highland County, Ohio, Aug. 16, 1838. To them have been born seven children: Cyrus; Lydia, who died at the age of four years; Mary, Caroline, William, Anna and Amos. Soon after his marriage Mr. Pickrell located in Jefferson County, but returned to Mahaska County in 1862, and followed farming near Oskaloosa until 1867, when he purchased his present farm in Prairie Township. It consists of 220 acres of excellent land, in the best possible condition of cultivation and with first quality improvements thereon. Mr. Pickrell follows mixed farming, and is numbered among the successful and prominent farmers of this county. The qualities that so much commended his excellent father have descended to the son, and the honor of the family is in most worthy hands. Of him no evil can be spoken, in truth, and there is much in his daily life and conversation that is worthy of emulation. He possesses all the qualities that go to make up the full measure of honorable manhood, and enjoys the fullest confidence and esteem of all acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy