Jessie Fletcher Pegues
b. August 1877, d. 11 April 1915
- Father: James Bartholomew Pegues b. 3 November 1836, d. 11 August 1901
- Mother: Ann Eliza Brodnax b. circa 1840, d. circa 1883
- Jessie Fletcher Pegues was a fireman (steam engine), according to the census.
- Jessie Fletcher Pegues was born in August 1877 in Alabama.
- He was known as Fletch by his family.
- James Bartholomew Pegues and Ann Eliza Brodnax appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Jessie Fletcher Pegues, Anna Mary Pegues, Rebecca M. Pegues, Decima H. Pegues, Thomas Pegues, Edward Hartley Pegues, Christopher Curtis Pegues and Sarah A. Pegues.
- Christopher Curtis Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at 2642 Cleveland Avenue. Other members of the household included Jessie Fletcher Pegues, Decima H. Pegues.
- On 16 January 1901, James Bartholomew Pegues wrote to Rebecca Pegues Torbert:
New Orleans, Jan 16, 1901
Miss Redie Torbert, Old Spring Hill, Ala
My dear little daughter
I know you thought I had entirely forgotten my promise to send you my picture; but you were mistaken. Grandpa seldom forgets a promise made to anyone and especially does he remember one made to his dear little children. I am sometimes slow in fulfilling my promises; but as soon as I can I always try to do it so you must forgive me for being so long about it. I send you my picture in this letter. Deccie & the boys Kit & Fletch say it is a good one, I don’t know whether it is or not myself. If I ever have the money to spare I am going to have some photographs taken and send some of you one of those. I had this picture taken for you alone. I want to see you all so bad. It seems like a year since I left home. I can’t tell now when I will come back home. Work is scarce here just now and hard to get so money is scarce with me. I would give a lot to see my & Dutchman, and in fact all of you. Tell my Dutchman that I will be sure to bring him a lot of nails when I come and tell Whitfield I have not forgotten his hatchet, and that it shall be a steel one that will not break so easy. I suppose you all go to school now to Miss Bertie Small, Do you like her. I hope my dear little Jimmie is well and finally rid of his chills. Tell your mama to open my box of scaley barks and take half of them out for you all if you want them, and if she can to sell the other half for me and pay Mr. Lowry the 30c I owe him and if she get more than 30c for them to buy her some postage stamps with the rest. I don’t know if she can sell them or not, or what they are worth. Kiss mama, the baby, my Dutchman, and Whitfield for me and give my love to all the rest. Now my dear little girl I must close. Deccie & the boys send love to all. Tell old man Isac howdy for me when you see him. Write to me when you can.
Your loving Grandfather.
- Christopher Curtis Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at 4703 Iberville Street. Other members of the household included Jessie Fletcher Pegues, Decima H. Pegues.
- He was a bridge supervisor, according to the census.
- Jessie Fletcher Pegues died on 11 April 1915 at age 37 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at Charity Hospital . Cause of death was a ruptured appendix.
- Last Edited: 28 Mar 2015