Sarius Olivia Pegues

b. 12 March 1888, d. 10 October 1953

Sarius Olivia Pegtues, 1888-1953
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues was born on 12 March 1888 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Sue Sparks Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina, and one domestic servant.. Other members of the household included Sarius Olivia Pegues, Carrie Keitt Pegues, Olin Marcellus Pegues, Lucy Pegues and Rufus W. Pegues.
  • In 1909 a photographic portrait was made of Cadet Captain and Adjutant Sarius Olivia Pegues at Clemson Agricultural College.
  • He married Naomi Mitchell Simons, daughter of Augustus Taveau Simons and Naomi McPherson Mitchell.
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Kollock, Marlboro County, South Carolina, while living in Kollock with his wife and two children, and employed there as a farmer and owner of the Pegues Company.
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues and Naomi Mitchell Simons appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumerated next to Sarius' brother Olin.. Other members of the household included Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Naomie MacPherson Pegues.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
  • The following appeared on 5 March 1928 in The Charleston Evening Post: Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Petues and Miss Naomi Pegues, of Cheraw, were the guest recently of relatives here.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Olin Marcellus Pegues on 31 July 1929 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues and Naomi Mitchell Simons appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, at Third Street. Other members of the household included Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Naomie MacPherson Pegues.
  • He was a salesman, wholesale fertilizer, according to the 1930 census.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Frank Wilds Pegues on 27 November 1939 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues and Naomi Mitchell Simons appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, at 315 Market. Other members of the household included Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Louise Funderburk.
  • He was an independent cotton broker, according to the 1940 census.
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues became a widower at the 6 July 1944 death of his wife Naomi Mitchell Simons.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Hilliard Evans Pegues on 12 October 1944 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 30 November 1949 in The Augusta Chronicle: (Williston, S.C., Nov. 29) Funeral services for Mrs. Winchester C. Smith were held at her residence in Williston this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with the Rev. M. T. Wharton and the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating.
         Interment was in the Williston cemetery.
         Mrs. Smith died at Columbia hospital Monday. She was born August 27, 1870, near Kollock in Marlboro county, the daughter of Major Rufus M. Pegues and Mrs. Sara Pegues. She was a graduate of Columbia college and resided in Marlboro county until she married Dr. Winchester C. Smith of Williston.
         She was always active in her church work and her club work.
         She is survived by seven [step]children, Admiral Norman M. Smith of Columbia, Mrs. Clothilde Thompson of Williston, Dr. J. Gregg Smith of Gainesville, Ga; J. Ryerson Smith of Orlando, Fla; Murray Smith of San Diego, Calif; Mrs. Phil Harris of Spartanburg, and Winchester Smith of Williston; also two brothers, Sarius Pegues and E. S. Pegues; and one sister, Mrs. A. E. McClellan, all of Cheraw; ten [step]grandchildren and one [step]great granddaughter.
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues died on 10 October 1953 at age 65 in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
  • He was buried at Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 11 Aug 2015

Family: Naomi Mitchell Simons b. 6 July 1888, d. 6 July 1944