The Pidcocks will return to the banks of Bucks County’s Pidcock Creek on Saturday.
Members of one of Pennsylvania’s oldest families, the Pidcocks trace their lineage to John Pidcock, who took up residence along the creek during the late 1600s. His descendants have been gathering there for their annual summer reunions since at least 1913, the year the Pidcock Family Association was organized.
The 2022 reunion will begin at noon at the General John Sullivan Pavilion in Washington Crossing Historic Park. The traditional group photo is set for 12:30 p.m., with a picnic lunch at 1 p.m. COVID-19 forced to organization to cancel its 2020 and 2021 reunions. With this year’s reunion at hand, association president Alan Pidcock said he is “looking forward to seeing everyone in person again.”
Pidcock descendants interested in determining their lineage are welcome to attend the reunion. People who would like to do so are asked to send an email to email@example.com by 5 p.m. Friday. Association genealogist Karen Pidcock Price will give an update on the revision of the 2013 genealogy report. Family historian John L. Moore will tell why historians say John Pidcock became the first European to settle above the Delaware River falls at Trenton.
Historians say that Pidcock operated a trading post for the Indians at a site along the creek. In his 1942 book, “Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,” George MacReynolds reported that the tract on which Pidcock settled “included the site of an old Lenni Lenape Indian field and village called Win-na-haw-cawchunk in the Wheeler and Pidcock deeds of 1690 and 1701.” Gilbert Wheeler was another early settler.
John L. Moore is historian and treasurer of the Pidcock Family Association.