Emma Overton

b. 7 May 1856, d. 10 November 1929
  • Emma Overton was born on 7 May 1856 in Overton, Rusk County, Texas.
  • She married Oliver Hazard Pegues, son of Oliver Hazard Perry Pegues and Nancy Adeline Purcell, on 7 May 1890 in Gregg County, Texas.
  • Oliver Hazard Pegues and Emma Overton appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas, at South High Street. Other members of the household included Olive Hortense Pegues, Ione Perry Pegues, Varina Overton Pegues, Mary Allise Pegues and Albert B. Pegues. Also in the household was one female domestic servant.
  • Emma Overton died on 10 November 1929 at age 73 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas, at 303 South Fredonia at her residence . Informant was Mrs. W. H. Bramlette, Jacksonville, Texas.
  • Her husband Oliver Hazard Pegues became a widower at her death.
  • She was interred at Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, Gregg County, Texas.
  • Historical Marker at Grace Hill Cemetery (Tyler Street & US-80): Oliver H. Pegues (November 27, 1847 - March 30, 1937). Descendant of a Huguenot family who migrated to America in 1736, Oliver H. Pegues came to Texas with his parents from his native Mississippi in 1850. He moved to Longview in 1871 and became the town's first Postmaster, Jan. 27, 1871. Pegues served as Gregg County Treasurer, 1875-1900. A merchant and banker, he was an early leader of the First Baptist Church. He was married first to Henrie Dyer (d.1887) and later to Emma Overton (1856-1929), and had 8 children. (Texas Historical Commission, 1976.)
  • Last Edited: 13 Feb 2015

Family: Oliver Hazard Pegues b. 27 November 1847, d. 30 March 1937