Jennie May Pegues

b. 1 May 1861, d. 1 August 1925

Jennie May Pegues, 1861-1925
  • Jennie May Pegues was born on 1 May 1861 in South Carolina.
  • Rufus Randolph Pegues and Nancy Godfrey Gillespie appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Wadesboro Township, Anson County, North Carolina. Other members of the household included Jennie May Pegues, Marlborough Pegues and Harriet Elizabeth Godfrey Gillespie.
  • Nancy Godfrey Gillespie appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Jennie May Pegues, Marlborough Pegues, Nancy Kennedy Pegues, Harriet Elizabeth Godfrey Gillespie and Francis Preston Brooks Pegues.
  • She married Francis Preston Brooks Pegues, son of John Fletcher Pegues and Maria Louisa Bryan, circa 1880, first cousins; their fathers were brothers.
  • Francis Preston Brooks Pegues and Jennie May Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumerated near to Frank's brother John.. Other members of the household included Mary Louise Pegues, Rufus Randolph Pegues, Preston Brooks Pegues, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues, Nancy Pegues, Jennie May Pegues and Harriet Elizabeth Godfrey Gillespie.
  • Francis Preston Brooks Pegues and Jennie May Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Mary Louise Pegues, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues, Jennie May Pegues and William Leak Pegues.
  • Jennie May Pegues became a widow at the 15 April 1924 death of her husband Francis Preston Brooks Pegues.
  • The following appeared on 17 April 1924 in the Rockingham Post-Dispatch: The death of Mr. Frank Preston Brooks Pegues, at his home 14 miles south of Rockingham, across the State line in South Carolina, Tuesday morning at 8:30 came as a distinct shock to his friends.
         He suffered a stroke of paralysis in June, 1922, and since then he has had what might be termied "ups and downs," better one day and worse the next. Tuesday morning he felt better, and was helped to the front porch where he was enjoying the Spring brightness with his devoted wife sitting beside him. Without warning he fainted; he was helped to his bed, and apparently rallied, having sufficient strength to reach up and pluck a handkerchief from his wife's belt; and almost immediately expired.
         The funeral was held from St. Paul church, nearby, this (Thursday) morning, conducted by Rev. J. B. Weldon, assisted by Rev. J. E. Ford, of Orangeburg. The active pall-bearers were J. LeGrand Everett, James McArthur, F. W. Pegues, Ernest and W. Walker Duvall, C. K. Waddill, Herbert Wannamaker, and S. G. Godfrey; together with an honorary escort of friends. The large number present, and the beautiful flowers, were in a measure an attestation of the genuine regard in which he was held.
         Frank Preston Brooks Pegues was born in Florida Feb. 20 1857, a son of Fletcher and Maria Louisa Bryan Pegues. The family moved to Marlboro county when he was quite small, and his life has there been spent, quietly, and yet of material service to his State. He was made a Steward in New Hope church at the age of 21, and served as such until his death. And only his enfeebled condition two years ago forced him to give up his work as Supt. of that Sunday School. He served for six years in the South Carolina Legislature, and took an active part in State and County affairs; also, he was a director in the Merchants & Farmers Bank of Cheraw.
         He was married to Miss Jennie May Pegues Dec. 7 1880. She was a daughter of Rev. Rufus Randolph and Nancy Gillespie Pegues. She with 8 children survive; they are: Mrs. Olen (Mary) Pegues, Randolph, Preston, Marlborough, Mrs. Hugh (Nancy) May, Victor, Mrs. Paul (Jennie May) Hammond, and Leak Pegues.
         The following very beautiful tribute to his memory was written for the Post-Dispatch by a friend. . .
  • Jennie May Pegues died on 1 August 1925 at age 64 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • She was buried at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 6 August 1925 in The Charlotte Observer: (Rockingham, Aug. 5) Mrs. Jennie May Pegues died Saturday night at 8:30 at her home, 14 miles south of Rockingham, across the state line. She had been ill barely ten hours, her heart being affected. The almost sudden death came as a great shock to scroes of friends and relatives. The funeral was held Monday at New Hope church, conducted by her former pastor, Rev. Peter Stokes, of Darlington.
         Mrs. Pegues was 64 years old last May 1. Her husband, Frank Preston Brooks Pegues, an old-time Southern planter and gentleman, died April 15, 1924. Surviving are two daughters, who live in West Virginia, and five grown sons.
  • Last Edited: 30 Apr 2015

Family: Francis Preston Brooks Pegues b. 20 February 1856, d. 15 April 1924