Wesley Leatherwood Pegues

b. 22 June 1818, d. 16 July 1894
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues was born on 22 June 1818 in South Carolina.
  • He married Caroline Ann Keitt on 1 June 1843.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues and Caroline Ann Keitt appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Marlboro District, South Carolina, and also overseer Jackson McIntosh.. Other members of the household included Rufus Marcellus Pegues, Caroline A. Pegues and John Keitt Pegues.
  • He was a Methodist Episcopal clergyman, according to the 1850 census.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues became a widower at the 27 September 1856 death of his wife Caroline Ann Keitt.
  • He married Olivia Amanda Dickinson, daughter of Josiah Dickinson and Carolina Jane McMillan, on 11 May 1859.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues and Olivia Amanda Dickinson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Lynchburgh, Sumter County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Rufus Marcellus Pegues, Caroline A. Pegues, John Keitt Pegues, William Wesley Pegues and Jane O. Pegues.
  • He was a Methodist Episcopal minister, according to the 1860 census.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues and Olivia Amanda Dickinson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina, and son Shipp, born about 1868, was apparently missed by the enumerator.. Other members of the household included Caroline A. Pegues, William Wesley Pegues, Jane O. Pegues, Frank E. Pegues, Arthur Clarence Pegues, Walter Dickinson Pegues and Barnwell Pegues.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues became a widower at the 1880 death of his wife Olivia Amanda Dickinson.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Shiloh, Sumter County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Jane O. Pegues, Frank E. Pegues, Arthur Clarence Pegues, Walter Dickinson Pegues, Barnwell Pegues, Albert Shipp Pegues and Herbert Henry Pegues. Also in the household was one domestic servant.
  • He was a minister, according to the 1880 census.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues died on 16 July 1894 at age 76 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
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  • He was buried at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
    Rev. Wesley Leatherwood Pegues (1818-1898), New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Marlboro County
  • The following appeared on 19 July 1894 in The State: (Cheraw, July 17) The Rev. W. L. Pegues, preacher in charge of the Lancaster circuit, and one of the oldest members of the South Carolina Conference, died here yesterday afternoon very suddenly. Mr. Pegues was on his way to his home in Marlboro county, traveling in his buggy. When he reached Cheraw he was suffering from heart trouble, with which he had been afflicted for years. He stopped at the drug store to get relief, but died almost instantly after getting out of his buggy.
         Mr. Pegues leaves a large family connection. He has long been a prominent person in this section of the State. He died in harness, having filled his appointments on Sunday. The funeral takes place today at New Hope church, Marlboro county.
         Mr. Pegues joined the South Carolina Conference in 1840 and had therefore been in service for 54 years.
  • Last Edited: 21 May 2016

Family 1: Caroline Ann Keitt b. 1 April 1825, d. 27 September 1856

Family 2: Olivia Amanda Dickinson b. 1832, d. 1880