Elbert Sanders Pegues

b. 11 January 1878, d. 26 March 1957

Elbert Sanders Pegues, 1878-1957
  • Elbert Sanders Pegues was born on 11 January 1878 in South Carolina.
  • Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Sara Olivia Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Elbert Sanders Pegues, Carrie Keitt Pegues, Frank Wilds Pegues and Olin Marcellus Pegues.
  • Elbert Sanders Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Seneca Township, Oconee County, South Carolina, a student at Clemson Agricultural College.
  • Elbert Sanders Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1910 census.
  • The following appeared on 28 March 1911 in The Charleston Evening Post: Mr. Francis B. Hacker has issued invitations to the wedding of his daughter, Josephine, to Mr. Elbert Pegues, of Cheraw, which will be celebrated Wednesday afternoon, April 3, in the Church of the Holy Communion.
  • He married Ellen Josephine Hacker, daughter of Francis Beckmann Hacker and Anna Maria Herbert, on 5 April 1911 in Charleston, South Carolina, at the Church of the Holy Communion, with the Rev. F. Harriman Harding, rector, officiating.
  • The following appeared on 7 April 1911 in The Charleston Evening Post: A beautiful wedding this week was that of Miss Josephine Hacker, daughter of Mr. Francis B. Hacker, to Mr. Elbert Pegues, of Cheraw, which was celebrated Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, in the Church of the Holy Communion, the Rev. F. Harriman Harding, rector of the church, performing the ceremony. The church was exquisitely decorated . . . . A brilliant wedding march announced the coming of the bridal party which was led by the ushers: Messrs. John D. Newcomer and Edward H. Robertson, of Charleston, and Rev. Mr. Rouse, of Cheraw. Immediately after these was the maid of honor, Miss Lucia McGowan, who was beautifully attired in a gown of . . . . She was followed by the bride on the arm of her father, the bride wearing an elegane champagne colored tailored suit . . . . The bride and her father were met at the chancel by the groom and his brother, Mr. Hilliard Pegues, of Cheraw, who acted as best man. There being a breaking up of the family, there was no reception after the wedding. The gifts were numerous and very handsome. Mr. and Mrs. Pegues left Wednesday evening for their home in Cheraw. The out-of-town guests at the wedding were Mrs. W. C. Smith, of Williston, Rev. Mr. Rouse, Messrs. Hilliard Pegues, Wilds Pegues, Frank Brooks Pegues, of Cheraw, and Miss Nancy Pegues, also of Cheraw.
  • The following appeared on 10 May 1911 in The Charleston Evening Post: Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Pegues, of Kollock, near Cheraw, were in the city for a few days, guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gilliland. Mrs. Pegues came down to accompany her father, Mr. Francis B. Hacker on his way to Kollock where he will make his home with his daughter. They left here Monday morning.
  • Elbert Sanders Pegues registered for the draft on 9 September 1918 in Berkeley County, South Carolina, while living with his wife Josephine in Pinopolis, and employed as a foreman at the port of Charleston.
  • Elbert Sanders Pegues and Ellen Josephine Hacker appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Lucia M. Pegues, Elizabeth Hacker Pegues and Helen Butler Pegues. Also in the household was unmarried cousin Helen N. Butler (age 64).
  • He was a port ?terminal? foreman, according to the 1920 census.
  • Elbert Sanders Pegues and Ellen Josephine Hacker appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, at Bennett Street. Other members of the household included Lucia M. Pegues, Elizabeth Hacker Pegues and Helen Butler Pegues. Also in the household were unmarried cousin Helen L. Butler (age 74) and one female boarder.
  • He was employed as a guard at the county camp, according to the 1930 census.
  • Elbert Sanders Pegues and Ellen Josephine Hacker appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, at 400 Bennett. Also in the household was one elderly female lodger.
  • He was employed as a WPA superintendent, according to the 1940 census.
  • The following appeared on 8 July 1940 in The Charleston Evening Post: (Mount Pleasant) Mrs. James Turner Morehead and her daughter, Bianca, of New York city, are visiting Mrs. Morehead's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Pegues.
         Mr. and Mrs. William J. Erckmann, of Charleston, are also guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pegues.
  • The following appeared on 8 July 1941 in The Charleston Evening Post: (Mount Pleasant) Small Bianca Morehead, of New York city, arrived on Wednesday to visit her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Pegues, having made the trip unaccompanied.
  • 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.
  • Elbert Sanders Pegues died on 26 March 1957 at age 79.
  • His wife Ellen Josephine Hacker became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 10 Aug 2015

Family 1: Eliza Kollock b. circa 1878

Family 2: Ellen Josephine Hacker b. 18 February 1878, d. 7 May 1971