Hilliard Evans Pegues

b. 23 May 1884, d. 12 October 1944

Hilliard Evans Pegues, 1884-1944
  • Hilliard Evans Pegues was born on 23 May 1884 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • Hilliard Evans Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina, at Clemson Agricultural College.
  • Olin Marcellus Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Hilliard Evans Pegues, Carrie Keitt Pegues. Also in the household was school teacher May G. Coachman (age 24), identified as "companion."
  • He was manager of the home farm, according to the 1910 census.
  • 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.
  • Hilliard Evans Pegues registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Marlboro County, South Carolina, while living in Marlboro County, and self-employed there as a farmer.
  • 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 Hilliard Evans Pegues, Mary Louise Pegues, James Wright Pegues, Joseph Calhoun Irby, Preston Brooks Pegues, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues, Victor Rene Pegues, Jennie May Pegues and William Leak Pegues.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
  • A snapshot was taken of some Pegues cousins gathered in Spring Hill at the Pegues place during the 1920s.
  • Mary Louise Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Pegues, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Hilliard Evans Pegues, Mary Louise Pegues. Boarding in the household were two single female schoolteachers. Hilliard Pegues also is enumerated nearby as head of a household in which the Turnage family of five was lodging.
  • Hilliard Evans Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Pegues, Marlboro County, South Carolina, head of household near near his sister-in-law Mary Louise Pegues. He also is enumerated within the household of Mary Louise Pegues.
  • He was as a farmer in his own household, and also working on his sister-in-law's farm nearby, according to the 1930 census.
  • Hilliard Evans Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, at Second Street lodging in the household of oil businessman Robert Ingram.
  • A photograph was made of Hilliard Pegues on his horse Collier at the State Fair during the early 1940s.
  • Hilliard Evans Pegues died on 12 October 1944 at age 60 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, . His death was officially witnessed by Sarius Olivia Pegues.
  • He was buried at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 10 Aug 2015

Family 1: Minnie Emanuel b. circa March 1888, d. 1962

Family 2: Marsha Kollock b. 30 September 1888, d. 16 July 1971