Nancy Kennedy Pegues

b. 20 August 1870, d. 5 July 1964
  • Nancy Kennedy Pegues was born on 20 August 1870 in North Carolina.
  • Nancy Godfrey Gillespie appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Nancy Kennedy Pegues, Jennie May Pegues, Marlborough Pegues, Harriet Elizabeth Godfrey Gillespie and Francis Preston Brooks Pegues.
  • She married William Clay Leak.
  • The following appeared on 7 December 1899 in The Anglo-Saxon: Mrs. W. C. Leak entertained a party of young ladies from South Carolina this week. They were Misses Carry Keitt Pegues, Lucy Pegues, Susie Shipp, Marion Godfrey and Sidney Gillespie.
  • 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.]
  • Nancy Kennedy Pegues became a widow at the 23 January 1918 death of her husband William Clay Leak.
  • The following appeared on 24 January 1918 in The Charlotte Observer: Mr. Frank Pegues, of Kollock, S. C., and daughter, Mrs. Olin Pegues, of Rockingham, were in the city Wednesday, having been called here by the critical illness and subsequent death of Mr. W. C. Leak. Mr. Pegues is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Leak.
         Mr. T. L. Parsons, a nephew of Mr. Leak, was also here to see him. Mr. and Mrs. Marlbrough Pegues, the former a brother of Mrs. Leak, from Greenville, S. C., arrived here just before Mr. Leak died.
  • The following appeared on 25 January 1918 in the Greensboro Daily News: (Charlotte, Jan. 24) W. C. Leak, of Rockingham, died at a hospital in this city Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The funeral and interment will take place in Rockingham. Mr. Leak suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago. He was about 60 years of age and was one of the most prominent men of Richmond county. He was president of the Pee Dee Manufacturing company and had other large interest in the Pee Dee section. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Mary [sic] Pegues, of Marlboro, S. C; and two sons, Thomas Randolph Leak, of Rockingham, and W. C. Leak, Jr., a student at the University of North Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 22 April 1922 in The Charlotte Observer: Mrs. W. C. Leak of Rockingham, announced on Wednesday afternoon to a small gathering of relatives and intimate friends, the engagement of her niece, Miss Jennie May Pegues to Mr. Paul Hammond of Welch, West Virginia, the wedding to take place in October.
         Mrs. Leak had as her house guests for the occasion Mrs. H. A. Foushee of Durham, Miss Ida Morrison of Raleigh, Miss Emily Hammond of West Virginia, Miss Susanne Pegues of Greenville, SC.
  • She officially witnessed the death of Marlborough Pegues on 28 November 1922 in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina.
  • Nancy Kennedy Pegues died on 5 July 1964 at age 93.
  • She was interred at Eastside Cemetery, Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 7 Feb 2015

Family: William Clay Leak b. 18 June 1863, d. 23 January 1918