Preston Brooks Pegues

b. 28 July 1886, d. 24 June 1951
  • Preston Brooks Pegues was born on 28 July 1886 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 Preston Brooks Pegues, Mary Louise Pegues, Rufus Randolph Pegues, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues, Nancy Pegues, Jennie May Pegues and Harriet Elizabeth Godfrey Gillespie.
  • Martha Estell Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Preston Brooks Pegues, John Fletcher Pegues and Emily Louise Pegues.
  • 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.]
  • Preston Brooks Pegues registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Marlboro County, South Carolina, while single and employed as a farmer, residing in Kollock.
  • Olin Marcellus Pegues and Mary Louise Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Preston Brooks Pegues, Mary Louise Pegues, Hilliard Evans Pegues, James Wright Pegues, Joseph Calhoun Irby, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues, Victor Rene Pegues, Jennie May Pegues and William Leak Pegues.
  • He was employed as manager of a gin house, according to thr 1920 census.
  • A snapshot was taken of some Pegues cousins gathered in Spring Hill at the Pegues place during the 1920s.
  • He was working on the farm, 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, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1940 census. on 1 April 1940.
  • Victor Rene Pegues and Elisabeth Hamer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in New Hope District, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Preston Brooks Pegues, Mary Louise Pegues. In 1935 they all were living in the same house.
  • Preston Brooks Pegues died on 24 June 1951 at age 64.
  • He was buried at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 2 May 2015