Edward Archibald McClellan

b. 26 February 1872, d. 4 March 1944

Edward Archibald McClellan, 1872-1944
  • Edward Archibald McClellan was born on 26 February 1872 in McClellanville, Charleston County, South Carolina.
  • He married Lucy Pegues, daughter of Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Sara Olivia Pegues, on 2 January 1907 in Marlboro County, South Carolina, near Cheraw.
  • The following appeared on 7 January 1907 in The State: On Jan. 2, at high noon Maj. R. M. Pegues and his daughter, Miss Carrie Keitt, opened the doors of their beautiful country home, near Cheraw, in true Southern hospitality to about 200 guests. The occasion was the marriage of Maj. Pegues' daughter, Lucy, to Dr. Edward Archibald McClellan of Cheraw.
         The ceremony was impressively performed by Rev. Mr. Murphy of the Cheraw Methodist church, the ring service being used. A sweet incident of the occasion was the use of the bride's mother's wedding ring, to which she had fallen heir.
         Just before the ceremony little Miss Nancy Pegues, a cousin of the bride, sweetly sang Schubert's Serenade.
         The bridal party came in to the strains of Lehengrin's wedding march, beautifully rendered by Mrs. A. C. Everett. An aisle of white ribbons, held by the bride's brothers, Messrs. Olin, Elbert, Hilliard and Sarius Pegues, and her two cousins, Mr. Randolph Pegues and Mr. Josiah Evans, was formed, down which came first the maid of honor, a lovely cousin of the bride, Miss Carrie Maurice Pegues of Cheraw. The charming bride followed on the arm of her father, and was met at the altar by the groom and his best man, Mr. William K. Jackson of Charleston. The groom stepped forward to receive his bride, and the ribbon bearers closed in on either side, forming part of the wedding party. The bride was beautiful in her dainty gown of white crepe de chine and flowing veil. The maid of honor wore an unusually pretty costume of white net over silk. Miss Carrie Keitt Pegues received her guests in a handsome reception gown of champagne viole. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. F. Wilds Pegues, was gowned in a lovely costume of green viole. the large house was a bower of green--the graceful smilax and handsome potted plants enhancing the beauty of the scene. The parlor was filled with handsome gifts of silver, china, cut glass and bric-a-brac.
         A delicious luncheon was served, consisting of two courses. The dining room was attractively decorated in white carnations, ferns and smilax.
         The bride's cake, which was heart-shaped, was baked in the pan that the bride's grandmother's and great grandmother's wedding cakes were baked in. The cutting of this caused much merriment, Miss Hattie Godfrey of Cheraw receiving the ring, Miss Margaret Mallow of Cheraw finding the new dime "for riches" and Miss Kate Bull of Orangeburg cutting the bodkin. Miss Godfrey also caught the bride's bouquet, when it was thrown from the staircase, and Mr. Murphy caught the groom's carnation.
         The wedding register was presided over by Miss Mary Pegues in the library. Miss Pegues was daintily gowned in soft silk and lace. Those assisting Maj. Pegues and Miss Pegues in receiving were the following: Mrs. F. Wilds Pegues, Mrs. F. B/P. Pegues, Mrs. A. C. Everett, Mrs. W. C. Leak, Misses Xina Evans, Margaret Moore, Laura Harrall, Hattie Godfrey, Susie V. Shipp and Nan Coachman. The house wedding gtuests were, Mr. Frank Pegues of Darlington and his three attractive daughters, the groom's sister and a cousin, Miss Ella McClenlan [sic] of McClellansville, and Miss Jennie Causey of Pinopolis. The groom's brother and nephew were also guests from a distance. The bride and groom left amid the usual shower of rice and good wishes, to be away 10 days, after which time they will be at home to their friends in Cheraw, where Dr. McClellan is a prominent physician.
  • Edward Archibald McClellan and Lucy Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Rufus Pegues McClellan.
  • He was a physician, according to the 1910 census.
  • Edward Archibald McClellan and Lucy Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in St. James Santee, Charleston County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Rufus Pegues McClellan, Edward Archibald McClellan Jr. and Absley G. McClellan. Also in the household was one female domestic servant.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
  • Edward Archibald McClellan and Lucy Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in St James Santee, Charleston County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Edward Archibald McClellan Jr. and Absley G. McClellan.
  • He was a physician in general practice, according to the 1930 census.
  • Edward Archibald McClellan and Lucy Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in McClellanville, Charleston County, South Carolina, at Pinckney Street. Other members of the household included Edward Archibald McClellan Jr.
  • He was a medical doctor in private practice, according to the 1940 census.
  • Edward Archibald McClellan died on 4 March 1944 at age 72 in McClellanville, Charleston County, South Carolina.
  • His wife Lucy Pegues became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at McClellanville Methodist Church Cemetery in McClellanville, Charleston County, South Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 12 March 1944 in the Georgetown Times: Dr. Edward Archibald McClellan of McClellanville died at his home Saturday afternoon after a prolonged illness.
         He was born in McClellanville on February 26, 1873 [sic], son of L. P. McClellan. He was graduated from the Citadel and from Mory Medical college in Atlanta. He practiced medicine in Cheraw for a number of years but had practiced in McClellanville for the past 29 years until ill health forced him to retire a few years ago.
         Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Lucy Pegues, of Cheraw, and four children: Rufus P. McClellan of Columbia, Edward A. McClellan, Jr., of McClellanville, Archibald J. McClellan of the Army Air Corps, now stationed in Florida, and Miss Absley McClellan of Hartsville; four sisters, Mrs Carrie M. Lofton of McClellanville, Mrs. Hugh Taylor of Columbia, Mrs. Geraldine Miller of Fort Bragg, and Mrs. W. F. Morris of Paducah, Ky.
  • Last Edited: 26 Jun 2015

Family: Lucy Pegues b. 15 July 1880, d. 19 April 1961