James Wright Pegues
b. 16 August 1843, d. 16 April 1921
- Father: William Johnson Pegues b. 5 November 1811, d. 14 April 1879
- Mother: Eliza A. Watson b. circa 1814, d. 30 April 1875
- James Wright Pegues was born on 16 August 1843 in South Carolina.
- William Johnson Pegues and Eliza A. Watson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina, enumerated next to William's brother Benjamin.. Other members of the household included James Wright Pegues, Rebecca Irby Pegues, Jane Johnson Pegues, Harriet Irby Pegues, Ellen Pegues, Fanny Pegues and Edward Pegues. Also in the household was overseer William Howell, age 21.
- James Wright Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumerated next to his father's brother's widow Maria Louisa Pegues.. Other members of the household included Harriet Irby Pegues, Sallie Marshall Threadgill, Lillie Irby Threadgill and John Henry Threadgill.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
- He married Caroline A. Pegues, daughter of Wesley Leatherwood Pegues and Caroline Ann Keitt, circa 1871, first cousins, their fathers were brothers.
- James Wright Pegues and Caroline A. Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina, living near his first cousin William Wesley Pegues.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
- James Wright Pegues and Caroline A. Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
- James Wright Pegues became a widower at the 31 October 1915 death of his wife Caroline A. Pegues.
- The following appeared on 4 November 1915 in The Messenger and Intelligencer: (McFarlan) Mrs. James W. Pegues died last Sunday morning about 8 o'clock after several weeks of heart disease. Mrs. Peguese before her marriage was Miss Carrie Pegues, daughter of the late Rev. Wesley L. Pegues of Marlboro County, S. C. She was born January 31, 1847 in Marlboro Co., where she was reared and was a graduate of the Methodist College for Women at Spartanburg, S. C. She was married to James W. Pegues in the year of 1871 and is survived by her husband and the following brothers and one sister, Miss Jennie O. Pegues of Kollock, S. C., and brothers being Prof. Ship S. Pegues, of Georgetown, Texas, and Mr. Walter Pegues, of Cheraw and Mr. Frank Pegues of Darlington, S. C., also a number of other near relatives in Marlboro county and Cheraw. Mrs. Pegues was a member of Pleasant Hill church and until her physical strength failed her she was very active in Sunday school work, and all other church work, being a faithful member of the Ladies' Aid Society. She was a woman of practical judgment and her conduct of church affairs were superb. She had a wide influence and as we recall her gentle, familiar face and voice full of faith and strength our hearts ache over the thought of never again, in the life of enjoying the pleasure of sweet intercourse with her, but we know that she is still a guiding star, only brighter. Her influence will ever live among us. The interment was at New Hope church, her old home church. The floral tribute was very beautiful. The entire community extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved husband and entire family connection, may God comfort them in their sore bereavement.
- 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 James Wright Pegues, Mary Louise Pegues, Hilliard Evans Pegues, Joseph Calhoun Irby, Preston Brooks Pegues, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues, Victor Rene Pegues, Jennie May Pegues and William Leak Pegues.
- James Wright Pegues died on 16 April 1921 at age 77 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, . His death was officially witnessed by John Keitt Pegues. Informant was J. K. Pegues, McFarlan, North Carolina.
- He was interred at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
- Last Edited: 22 Feb 2015
- Charts: Descendants of PEGUES Claudius & Marcia Saunders (#1), Descendants of PEGUES Claudius & Marcia Saunders (#2)