Colonel Timothy Pickering was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on July 17, 1745 and was buried in Salem after passing away in 1829. He graduated from Harvard College in 1763. Some of his major contributions to the Revolutionary War included being appointed Adjutant General, Postmaster General, and his exceptional efforts in contributing to the victory. He was also Secretary of State for Washington’s Administration, MA State Representative, and Senator during the 1800’s. After his career in war and politics, he became the first President of the Essex Agricultural Society in 1818. He delivered his annual address in 1818 advocating for ways for crops to survive the cold Winters.