BAKER PEGRAM4 AND DESCENDANTS
MAJOR BAKER PEGRAM4 (Edward3, Daniel2, George1), the eighth child of Edward Pegram3 and Mary Scott Baker, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 27 January 1758. He died there 14 October 18 30. He married Mary Manson.
Baker Pegram was said to be a man of influence in his community. He was in the Revolutionary War (102) and was with Washington at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, in October 178 1 (6, 45).
The following appears in the Records of Dinwiddie County, Abstracts 1789, 1790, as reported in The William and Mary Quarterly (56):
Baker Pegram Captain, William Scott Lieutenant & Benjamin Andrews Ensign, of the Light Infantry in the Militia, severally took the oath required by the Militia Law & Act of Congress. A list of soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment who have received certificates for the balance of their full pay agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed November Session 178 1 . . . . Pegram, Baker, Rev. Soldier of Va.: 23 Oct. 1783; Sum 17.9.6. Baker Pegram was in 6th. Va. G. Reg. W.D. 1271.
In 1781 Baker Pegrarn signed a petition of citizens adverse to the views of those who desire the enforcement of an act prohibiting immigration of certain persons, etc. . . . Edward and Daniel Pegram also signed the petition (51).
At Dinwiddie Court, 19 January 1789, Edward Young, orphan of Edward Young, made choice of Baker Pegram as guardian. Baker made bond for one thousand pounds, with Peter Manson as surety (6).
At Dinwiddie Court of August 1789 Baker Pegram was reappointed Inspector of the Tobacco Warehouses in Petersburg. He was the executor of the estate of John Manson, deceased. He presented his report to the court 19 July 1790, which was accepted and ordered to be recorded. Peter Manson and Gilliam Booth were also executors.
The land records of Dinwiddie County lists many tracts on which Major Pegram paid taxes during the period 1787-1 820. Some of the land taxed during the period 1787 to 1790 follows:
The land conveyed to Baker Pegram by Ben Andrews, 1791-92, is of some interest. Benjamin Andrews was the son of William and Elizabeth Oglesby Andrews. Elizabeth was the daughter of Patrick Oglesby, of New York and the widow of Colonel Daniel Baker. She was thus a half sister to Mary Scott Baker, wife of Edward Pegram3. As previously noted Benjamin married Jane Wilkins, and their son Wilkins Andrews mamed Susan Manson Pegram5, daughter of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson. Benjamin Andrews, who conveyed the land to Baker Pegram, was therefore the father of Baker's son-in-law, Wilkins Andrews.
Baker Pegram married Mary Manson about 1777. She may have been the daughter of Peter
Manson, but this is not authenticated. They had ten children. After the death of Mary, Baker married a Mrs. Jones, by which there was no issue.
The following obituary appears to be a deserved tribute to the life of Major Baker Pegram4.
(From Pegram (45) who copied it from the original.)
The issue of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson were EDWARD5, SUSAN MANSON, MARTHA, PETER, GEORGE, BENJAMIN, DANIEL, WILLIAM BAKER, MARY PETER, and NATHANIEL JAMES, presented below, with their descendants.
EDWARD PEGRAM5, son of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson, was probably born in Dinwiddie County, 14 February 1778. He died in Brunswick County, Virginia, 10 April 1824. Edward was a large scale planter and owned many slaves. He was said to have been a Mason, and to have lost a large sum of money through securities in connection with the building of a Temple for the Order. This necessitated the sale of many slaves, and it is said that the anxiety from the loss contributed to his death.
EDWARD5 was married to Rebecca Harper on 24 June 1 799 by Peter Wynn. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Harper of Brunswick County, and was born 28 September 1777 and died 8 May 1850. (One source (57) listed Edward's wife as Julia Harper, but his great-granddaughter (41) gave her name as Rebecca, and she had a daughter named Rebecca. Fothergill (104) also listed her as Rebecca). Edward preceded his wife in death, and she, with all of her children, moved to Mooresville, Limestone County, Alabama, in 1824, the year of her husband's death. She united with the Cumberland Church in 1825, and died in Limestone County. The issue of Edward and Rebecca were MARY6, MARTHA, NATHANIEL HARPER, JULIA, LOUISA, MARIA AGNES and REBECCA.
MARY PEGRAM6, daughter of Edward Pegram and Rebecca Harper, was born in Dinwiddie County. She died unmarried at Athens, Alabama in 1868. She was described as a noble and greatly beloved woman (45).
MARTHA PEGRAM6, daughter of Edward Pegrarn and Rebecca Harper, was born in Dinwiddie County, 27 December 1806. She married John Allison on 11 April 1827. He was born 7 January 1802 and died 21 March 1850, in Limestone County, Alabama. Martha died 1 February 1841. They had issue:
NATHANIEL HARPER PEGRAM6, son of Edward Pegram and Rebecca Harper, was born in Brunswick County, Virginia 15 September 1807. He married Amanda Elizabeth King of Natchez, Mississippi, 17 September 1838. Amanda Elizabeth was the only child of Michael John King and Middie Middleton Knox, daughter of Middleton and Elizabeth Knox, who moved to Mississippi from North Carolina, with a large number of slaves, to escape the Revolutionary War.
Nathaniel6 moved with his mother from Virginia to Limestone County, Alabama in 1824. He moved on to Mississippi, and then to Green County, Illinois in 1838, where he lived for thirty five years. His home was five miles west of Carrollton, Illinois. He died there 30 September 1889, and is buried in Richwood Cemetery. It will be recalled that Dr. John Coleman Pegram6, son of General John Pegram and Elizabeth Eppes Coleman, moved from Dinwiddie County, Virginia to Carrollton, Illinois, as well as other members of the Pegram family, Nathaniel was merely following the family trend. He was a Captain of Militia in Alabama, and held several minor public offices in Illinois. He was an honored and trusted asset to the community (45). Nathaniel and Amanda had eleven children as follows:
LOUISA PEGRAM6, daughter of Edward Pegram and Rebecca Harper, was born in Bmnswick County, Virginia in 1809 or 1810. She married Thomas Clarke Calvin of Limestone County, Alabama on 7 August 18 . Mr. Calvin was a teacher. Louisa died 28 October 1839. Their issue were JEFFERSON7, SOPHIA, and WILLIAM.
JULIA PEGRAM6, daughter of Edward Pegram and Rebecca Harper, was born in Bmnswick County, Virginia, 27 January 1811. She married John Allison on 17 November 1841, whose first wife was her sister, Martha. John was a planter at Cotton Gin, Mississippi. Julia died at Nashville, Tennessee in 1862. They had a son WILLIAM DANIEL7, born 13 September 1842.
MARIA AGNES PEGRAM6, daughter of Edward Pegram and Rebecca Harper, was born in Brunswick County, Virginia in 1821. She married Samuel T. Calvin, of Limestone County, Alabama, on 2 February 1837. He died 27 March 1855, at 48 years of age. Maria Agnes died 5 July 1884. They had issue:
REBECCA PEGRAM6, daughter of Edward Pegram and Rebecca Harper, was born in Brunswick County, Virginia in 1824. She moved to Alabama with her mother that same year. She married John Quincy Fields, a teacher, of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mr. Fields died there on 15 September 1842, at the age of 23 years. There were two known children:
In 1845 Rebecca6 married James Madison Cook of Athens, Alabama, who
was born 5 December
Rebecca Harper Pegram Cook was a person of some literary attainment. She was the author of a number of poems and verses. The following was written upon the death of her child Algernon.
SUSAN MANSON PEGRAM5, daughter of Baker Pegram4 and Mary Manson, was
MARTHA PEGRAM5, daughter of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson, was born in Dinwiddie County in 1782. She married William E. Goode in 1814, the son of John and Martha Embree Goode of Brunswick County, Virginia. William died in 1825 and Martha in 1829. They had two children: MARTHA PEGRAM6 and WILLIAM HENRY.
MARTHA PEGRAM GOODE6 was born in 18 14. She married Steven Perkins, and they had a son who died at the age of twenty one years, without issue.
Dr. Goode was a wealthy planter before the war, owning "Shannon Hill" in Goochland County, and was for many years connected with the Staunton Iron Works Company. Dr. Goode was for five years a student of Professor Draper at Hampton Sidney College, and at the University of New York. He was assistant in chemistry at the latter school, before and after he took his degree in medicine at Yale.
In New York he was first to apply Daguerra's power of taking pictures of human faces.
The issue of Dr. Goode and Elizabeth Morris were OWEN7, WILLIAM T., SUSAN PEGRAM, ELIZABETH EMBRY, JOHN VIVIAN, and ROBERT E.
OWEN MORRIS GOODE7 was born in 1850. He was in the tobacco buisness for the T.C. Williamson Company of Richmond.
WILLIAM T. GOODE7, son of Dr. William Henry Goode and Elizabeth Morris, was born in 185 3. He lived at Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where he was an engineer in the building of the Schuykill Tunnel. He died there in 1883.
SUSAN PEGRAM GOODE7, daughter of Dr. William Henry Goode and Elizabeth Morris, was born in 1856. She married R.C. Parr of Culpepper, Virginia. There was no issue.
ELIZABETH EMBRY GOODE7, daughter of Dr. William Henry Goode and Elizabeth Morris, was born in 1860, and was a teacher in Staunton, Virginia.
JOHN VIVIAN GOODE7, son of Dr. William Henry Goode and Elizabeth Morris, was born in 1864. He lived in Forth Worth, Texas, where he was Superintendent of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad.
ROBERT E. GOODE7, son of Dr. William Henry Goode and Elizabeth Morris, was born in 1868 and died in 1896. He was a real estate agent in New York.
PETER PEGRAM5, son of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson died in early youth.
GEORGE PEGRAM5, son of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson, was born in 1786, and died unmarried on 13 December 1815 (19).
BENJAMIN PEGRAM5, son of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson, was born in Dinwiddie County, 18 November 1792, and died in Tennessee 15 June 1833. Benjamin married Catherine Stith of Dinwiddie County, who was born 15 June 1796 and died 3 March 1854, at Carrollton, Illinois. There were three children: BUCHNER STITH6, BENJAMIN and MARY ANN.
BUCHNER STITH PEGRAM6 was born 16 December 18 16 and died 8 January 1821.
BENJAMIN M. PEGRAM6, son of Benjamin Pegram and Catherine Stith, was born in Dinwiddie County 22 December 1818. He moved with his parents to Tennessee. In 1839 he went to
Green County, Illinois, where a number of the Pegram family had previously gone. He married Mary Walker, and moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was a land owner and planter. He died 17 December 1908. The issue were CATHERINE A.7, SUSAN ELIZABETH, MARTHA, DAVID S., BENJAMIN, died in youth: JAMES W., FANNY, died young; and CAROLINE, died young.
MARY ANN PEGRAM6, daughter of Benjamin Pegram and Catherine A. Stith, was born 10 September 1820, and died 25 January 1821.
DANIEL PEGRAM5, son of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson, died young.
WILLIAM BAKER PEGRAMS, son of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson, was born 22 January 1797, in Dinwiddie County. He was a twin to Mary Peter Pegram. William Baker attended school in a log cabin near his home, until sixteen years of age. He was apprenticed to the Wholesale House of Charles Kent of Petersburg, Virginia, but after about two years he went to sea. He was cabin boy on "The John Brown", and then Chief Mate. After a few years, with capital furnished by his father, he formed a business partnership with Wilkins Andrews, who married his sister, Susan Manson Pegram. Ill health again forced him to go to sea. He became Captain of a vessel, and was left at Port-au-Prince, Haiti with yellow fever. Nursed back to health by an old negro woman, he returned home, and promised not to go to sea again.
William Baker married Sarah Elizabeth Mary Jones Walker, daughter of Colonel Alexander Walker and his wife Sarah, a prominent planter and miller of Brunswick County, Virginia. William Baker and Sarah Elizabeth moved to Tennessee in 1826, and to Christian County, Kentucky in 1830. In 1834 he moved to Green County, Illinois and to Logan County in 1836. He was said to be a man of fine appearance and an influential citizen (19, 41, 45). The issue of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M. J. Walker were WILLIAM ALEXANDER6, JULIANA, BENJAMIN BAKER, NATHANIEL EDWARD, MARY SUSAN, THOMAS JAMES, and SAMUEL MAYO.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER PEGRAM6, son of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M.J. Walker, was born in Dinwiddie County 16 January 1824. He moved with his parents to Kentucky and to Illinois. He was in Greene County, Illinois in 1834 and in Logan County in 1856. He married Martha Ward Pegram7 on 3 July 1849. She was the daughter of Dr. John C. Pegram and Caroline Pegram of Carrollton, Illinois, formerly of Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Martha died 1 December 1877, and on 5 February 1885 William married Sarah J. Martin, of Lincoln, Illinois. William died 1 February 1905. He was a farmer and later a merchant in Lincoln. He was a member of the M.E. Church (44). There were 12 children by the first marriage and one by the second, as follows:
First marriage to Martha Ward Pegram:
Second marriage, Sarah J. Martin:
JULIANA PEGRAM6, daughter of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M. J. Walker,
was born in Dinwiddie County 5 June 1826. Juliana moved with her parents to Tennessee, the same year that she was born. They moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1830, and to Greene County, Illinois in 1834. She was educated at Monticello Seminary at Godfrey, Illinois. She married Arnbrose Marshall Miller, M.D. of Baltimore, Maryland, at Carrollton, Illinois, in 1853. Dr. Miller was a physician in Lincoln, Illinois at the time. He was a member of Congress, Superintendent of the Illinois State School for the feeble minded, and held many positions of honor and trust (44).
Juliana died at Lincoln 10 January 1905. There were five children:
BENJAMIN BAKER PEGRAM6, son of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M.J. Walker, was born near Clarksville, Tennessee, 14 August 1828. He moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky with his parents, and then to Greene County, Illinois in 1834, and to Lincoln, Illinois in 1856. Benjamin was a farmer in Illinois for the most of his life. He was a Captain during the Civil War, in the 106th Regiment of Illinois, and he always carried that title. Here we have a second instance where a Pegram wore the Blue, against the gray of his Virginia kin. Benjamin married Josephine McEvers, 1 March 185 1. He was married a second time to Mary Ann Edgar, 6 November 1859, and a third time to Martha Ash, 16 February 1868. He died at Lincoln, Illinois. There was one child of the first marriage and six of the third marriage.
First marriage, Josephine McEvers:
Third marriage, Martha Ash:
NATHANIEL EDWARD PEGRAM6, son of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M.J. Walker, was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky 19 November 1930. He moved with his parents to Greene County, Illinois, and in 1858 he moved to Lincoln, Illinois. He married Katherine Hall Leighton, 1 November 1856. She was the daughter of Dr. James Leighton of Manchester, Illinois, and was born 14 March 1838. Nathaniel was a leading business man of his community. He and his brother owned a number of grain elevators. It is said that "he belonged to that body of men who made Illinois grow from a sparsely settled Commonwealth to the Empire State of the Great Mississippi Valley." (45). There were seven children:
MARY SUSAN PEGRAM6, daughter of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M.J.
THOMAS JAMES PEGRAM6, son of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M.J. Walker, was born in Carrollton, Illinois 21 March 1838, and moved with his parents to Lincoln in 1856. He married Mary Esther Abbott of Mason County, Illinois, on 30 December 1875. She was born 27 March 18 34 and died 18 January 1922. Thomas owned land and was engaged in farming, and was in the grain business with his brother Nathaniel. He died in Lincoln, Illinois 1 1 October 1924. He was the last of his family, and died on the 101 st. anniversary of the marriage of his parents (45). Thomas James and Mary Esther had seven children, as follows:
SAMUEL MAY0 PEGRAM, M.D.6, son of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M.J. Walker, was born in Carrollton, Illinois, 3 January 1842. He moved with his parents to Lincoln, Illinois in 1856. He married Patsey J. Yates of Lincoln, and they lived in Manchester, Illinois. He died there 28 June 1895, and was buried in Lincoln. There were three children:
MARY PETER PEGRAM5, daughter of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 22 January 1797. She was a twin sister of William Baker Pegram. She married.Baker Andrews in 1822, a son of Benjamin Andrews of Dinwiddie County. It will be recalled that Mary Peter's sister, Susan, married Wilkins Andrews, a brother of Baker Andrews. Mary Peter Pegram and Baker Andrews moved to Christian County, Kentucky in 1830, where Mr. Andrews died in 1834. In 1835 Mary Peter moved her family of six small children to Carrollton, Illinois. In addition to her twin brother, William Baker Pegram, there were other members of the family in Carrollton. It is said that some of them moved there because of negro insurrection in Virginia. Mary Peter was married a second time to Thomas Booth of Carrollton, in 1839, and they lived in the "Richwood" neighborhood. There were no children of the second marriage. Mary Peter was buried in the Stith Graveyard. The issue of Mary Peter Pegram and Baker Andrews were MARY CATHERINE6, BENJAMIN B., WILLIAM WILKINS, VIRGINIA, NATHANIEL JAMES and BAKER PEGRAM. (45).
MARY CATHERINE ANDREWS6, daughter of Mary Peter Pegram and Baker Andrews, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 29 January 1823, at the home of Capt. Benjamin Andrews. She died in November 1856, in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Capt. George Pegram7, son of Dr. John Coleman Pegram. For issue see male line.
BENJAMIN B. ANDREWS6, son of Mary Peter Pegram and Baker Andrews, was born in Dinwiddie County, and died unmarried, at an early age, in Greene County, Illinois.
WILLIAM WILKINS ANDREWS6, son of Mary Peter Pegram and Baker Andrews, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 18 March 1827. He moved with his parents to Christian
County, Kentucky in 1830. William Wilkins married Amanda Louisa Jones, 1 May 1850. They moved to Greene County, Illinois in 1835, and Amanda Louise died 9 May 1856. William Wilkins married Martha Ann Bostwick, 9 June 1857. They lived on a farm near Fayette, Illinois until October 1872, when they moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas. William died there 12 March 1875.
Issue of first marriage, Amanda Louisa Jones:
Issue of second marriage, Martha Ann Bostwick:
VIRGINIA ANDREWS6, daughter of Mary Peter Pegram and Baker Andrews, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 17 February 1829. She moved to Christian County, Kentucky with her parents in 1830, and to Greene County, Illinois with her mother in 1835, after the death of her father. She married Fontaine Jones, M.D., 1 May 1850. Dr. Jones was a Virginian who received his medical degree in Louisville, Kentucky. He had three sisters who married his wife's three brothers: William Wilkins Andrews, Nathaniel J. Andrews and Baker Pegram Andrews. This was a most unlikely occurrence. Virginia and Dr. Jones lived in Texas for many years. They eventually returned to Illinois, where they died at Farmer City. They are buried in Carrollton, Illinois. They had issue:
NATHANIEL JAMES ANDREWS6, son of Mary Peter Pegram and Baker Andrews, was born in Christian County, Kentucky, 14 March 1831. He moved with his mother to Carrollton, Illinois. He married Elizabeth Walker Jones, 27 April 1852. She was the daughter of Dr. John F. Jones and Hardin Bethunia Bostwick. She was born in Christian County, Kentucky 23 January 1834, and moved with her family to Illinois in 1837. She died 24 June 1899.
Nathaniel was a land owner and farmer. He was elected sheriff in 1832, was twice elected Mayor of Carrollton, and twice elected Supervisor of Carrollton. He was Secretary of the Greene County Fair Association for twenty years. Nathaniel and Elizabeth had eleven children as follows:
NATHANIEL JAMES PEGRAM5, son of Baker Pegram and Mary Manson, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 30 February 1804. He married Mary Malvinia Bryan, 22 December 1835. She was the daugher of Henry Bryan and Mary Hunter of Oakville, Tennessee. She was born on 10 February 18 10 and died 22 December 1865. After living for a short time in Carrollton, Illinois Nathaniel and Mary moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. Nathaniel died there 3 1 May 1866.
Obituary of Nathaniel James Pegram:
Nathaniel Pegram and Mary Bryan had two children: HENRY BAKER6 and ELIZABETH TURNER.
HENRY BAKER PEGRAM6, son of Nathaniel Pegram and Mary Bryan, was born 12 June 1838, probably in Carrollton, Illinois, just before his parents moved to New Orleans. Henry Baker lived in New Orleans, and was in the Confederate Army from 1 1 April 186 1 to 13 May 1865. He married Louise Robert, born 5 July 1844, on 12 December 1865. They lived at Fort Gibson, Mississippi. Henry Baker died 3 November 19 15. There were seven children: