Rufus Randolph Pegues

b. 24 January 1884, d. 29 October 1938
  • Rufus Randolph Pegues was born on 24 January 1884 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • 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 Rufus Randolph Pegues, Mary Louise Pegues, Preston Brooks Pegues, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues, Nancy Pegues, Jennie May Pegues and Harriet Elizabeth Godfrey Gillespie.
  • Rufus Randolph 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 25 June 1916 in the Charlotte Sunday Observer: (Rockingham, June 24) Nancy Pegues, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brooks Pegues, and Hugh Waddell May of Charleston, W. Va., were married at the country home of the bride Wednesday evening at 7:45. Rev. Mr. Harmon, pastor of the Methodist Church of Cheraw, S. C., officiated. The ceremony was performed on the lawn of the century-old home. The first of the bridal party to appear were the ushers, five brothers of the bride, Randolph, Preston, Marlborough, Victor and Olin Pegues and a cousin, W. C. Leak, Jr., following, came the two dames of honor, Mrs. Olin Pegues and Mrs. W. C. Leak, sister and aunt of the bride, and the maid of honor, Miss Jennie May Pegues. The bride came down the long piazza leaning on the arm of her father, and was met by the groom with his best man, James Woodrow. The wedding music was played by Mrs. Claude Ashton-Jones of Charleston W. Va., who also accompanied Miss Cora Stansill as she sang, "Until," by Wilfrid Sanderson.
         Among the out-of-town guests were noted: Mr. and Mrs. James Woodrow, sister and brother-in-law of the groom, Mrs. Claude Ashton-Jones, Mrs. Holmes Morton and Miss Hannah Pearse of Charleston. [Note that Olin Pegues actually was the husband of Nancy's sister Mary Louise, as well as their first cousin.]
  • Rufus Randolph Pegues registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Marlboro County, South Carolina, while single and living in Kollock, employed as a farmer.
  • A snapshot was taken of some Pegues cousins gathered in Spring Hill at the Pegues place during the 1920s.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1930 census.
  • Rufus Randolph Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in New Hope, Marlboro County, South Carolina, at US Route 1. Other members of the household included Preston Brooks Pegues and Marlborough Kenneth Pegues.
  • Rufus Randolph Pegues died on 29 October 1938 at age 54.
  • He was buried at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 2 May 2015