Wesley Leatherwood Pegues

b. 1 December 1878, d. 12 November 1947
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues was born on 1 December 1878 in South Carolina.
  • John Keitt Pegues and Nannie Gillespie Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina, and also cousin John H. Threadgill, Overseer.. Other members of the household included Wesley Leatherwood Pegues, Sarah Adele Pegues and Cornelius Kollock Pegues.
  • He married Mary Lide on 21 December 1904.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues and Mary Lide appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, at Kershaw Street. Other members of the household included Cornelius Kollock Pegues. Also in the household were children Erma (age 4) and William (3), as well as Mary's brother Boardman Lide (18.)
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Newport News, Virginia, while living with his wife at 131 25th in Newport News, and employed there as a clerk by US Shopping Company.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues became a widower at the 25 November 1918 death of his wife Mary Lide.
  • The following appeared on 18 June 1921 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: The body of the 12-year-old boy killed near Providence Forge station, in New Kent County, Thursday morning by a Chesapeake and Ohio train, was yesterday identified as that of Cornelius Pegues, the son of a Middendorf, S. C., man, at one time said to be prominent.
         Young Pegues, with a brother, William, and Clarence Davis, are said to have escaped from the Covington School for Boys recently. William Pegues and Davis were taken into custody by Chesapeake and Ohio yardmen following the accident. The body was found alongside the tracks with the right arm severed, the skull fractured and bruises and cuts about the face.
         The boy's father has been notified by J. W. King, special agent for the railroad.
  • Wesley Leatherwood Pegues died on 12 November 1947 at age 68.
  • He was interred at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2015

Family: Mary Lide b. 24 September 1882, d. 25 November 1918