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THE CHILDREN OF CAPTAIN EDWARD PEGRAM4
AND ANN HARPER PARHAM

Mary Lyle Pegram, Edward's first wife died 30 June 1779, after having seven children, including General John Pegram5, who was a noted militarist and politician, and who built "Bonneville", previously discussed. After the death of Mary, Edward married Ann Harper Parham, a widow, and they had seven children.


MARTHA PEGRAM5, first child of Capt. Edward Pegram4 and Ann Harper Parham, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia 24 December 1780. Martha married Col. James Scott of "Laurel Branch", who was born 24 February 1777 and died in 1840 or 41. He was the son of William Scott and Ann Mason, who was the daughter of Daniel Mason and Elizabeth Winfield. James was thus the brother of General Winfield Scott.

Col. James Scott was born, lived and died at "Laurel Branch", the well known Scott homestead. He commanded the 83 rd. Regiment from Dinwiddie County, in the war of 18 12. Martha lived for fifteen years after her husband's death, and died 15 August 1855. James and Martha had: EDWARD PEGRAM6, JAMES, WILLIAM T., ANN ELIZA, SUSAN EMELINE, ROBERT W., MARTHA
HARRIET, WINFIELD and JOHN BAKER.

DR. EDWARD PEGRAM SCOTT6, first child of Martha Pegram and James Scott, was born at "Laurel Branch", Dinwiddie County, 23 January 1800. He married Elizabeth Binns Wilkins, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Jones Wilkins of Greenville County, Virginia, on 30 November 1832. Edward and Elizabeth resided at "Oakland" in Greenville County, near Emporia. Edward was a physician, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was "one of the few men whose resources permitted him to abandon his profession and serve his constituents of Dinwiddie, Brunswick and Greensville Counties for ten years." He was a member ofthe Virginia Senate from 1839 until his retirement in 1849. He served as speaker of the Assembly from 1843 until his retirement. He was a Brigadier General in the Virginia Militia, and commanded the Home Guard. In his later years he was shattered in health and wealth, and stayed with his daughter Elizabeth in St. Louis, Missouri, where he died on 16 May 1876 (143). Edward and Elizabeth had six children: ELIZABETH7, EDWARD PEGRAM, VIRGINIA, MARTHA, MARY and ANN.

ELIZABETH SCOTT7, daughter of Dr. Edward Pegram Scott and Elizabeth Binns Wilkins, was born in Perry County, Alabama on 2 February 1834. She married the Rev. Patrick Gibson Robert of Richmond, Virginia. Rev. Robert was born in Richmond 16 December 1827 and died in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. The marriage was solemnized at "Oakland", near Emporia, Virginia on 5 October 1854. They resided at Smithfield, Virginia until 1866, when Reverend Robert became Rector of the Holy Communion at St. Louis, where he served for 30 years. Dr. Robert was Chaplain for General Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War. Elizabeth died 28 December 1909, and left issue: JOHN GIBSON8, EDWARD SCOTT, DENT HAYES, DOUGLAS WILKINS, and LEE EDWARD.


EDWARD PEGRAM SCOTT JR.7, son of Dr. Edward Pegram Scott and Elizabeth Binns Wilkins, was born in 1838 in Virginia. He was a Captain in the C.S.A. during the Civil War. He married Alice Merrill of Little Rock, Arkansas on 22 January 1868. He died in Texas. There was issue: EDWARD8, GRANVILLE and PEARL.
 

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VIRGINIA SCOTT7, daughter of Edward Pegram Scott and Elizabeth, was born in 1844 and died 16 July 1850.

MARTHA SCOTT7, daughter of Dr. Edward Pegram Scott and Elizabeth Binns Wilkins, died 20 April 1855.

MARY SCOTT7, daughter of Edward Pegram Scott and Elizabeth, was born in 1844 and died 16 July 1850.

ANN SCOTT7, daughter of Edward Pegram Scott and Elizabeth, was born in 1851 and died in 1870.

JAMES SCOTT6, son of Martha Pegrams and Col. James Scott, was born in Dinwiddie County 25 December 1801 and died in 1802.

WILLIAM T. SCOTT6, son of Martha Pegrams and Col. James Scott, was born at "Laurel Branch", Dinwiddie County on 26 October 1803.

ANN ELIZA SCOTT6, daughter of Martha Pegrams and Col. James Scott, was born at "Laurel Branch", 24 January 1806. She married James McFarland of Petersburg, Virginia in 1825.She danced with General LaFayette at a reception given in Petersburg in 1824, during a visit by him to the United States. She was said to be greatly admired by him. He remarked: "She would grace any Court in Europe" (45). Ann Eliza and James had one son, JAMES EDWARD7, born 6 June 1826. His mother died one week later, 13 June 1826.

SUSAN EMELINE SCOTT6, daughter of Martha Pegram and Col. James Scott, was born at "Laurel Branch" 20 November 1807. She died 17 March 1893 in New Orleans, Louisisana. Susan mamed Richard Samuel Jones of Amelia County, Virginia on 20 June 1838. The marriage was at the home of her sister, Martha Harriet, in Uniontown, Alabama, while Susan was on a visit there (45). Their home was "Fairview", in Morengo County, near Demopolis, Alabama. Mr. Jones died 24 July 185 3 and Susan returned to Virginia, and resided in Greenville County. Their issue was: PATTY "POLLY" SCOTT, WINFIELD, EDWA and ANN.

PATTY "POLLY" SCOTT JONES7, was born 1 April 1841 in Greenville County, Virginia. She married Dr. Samuel Nicholson of Wakefield, Virginia on 22 December 1869. She died in New Orleans, Louisiana 1 Januray 1882. Their issue was: EDWA8, born in Brunswick County, Virginia, 24 September 1870; and LEE, born at Pleasant Hill, North Carolina 20 December 1872. Lee was interested in the history of the Pegram family and wrote a number of lengthly letters on the subject (152). JAMES SCOTT, the third child, was born at Pleasant Hill, North Carolina 18 March 1874, and died young.

WINFIELD JONES7, son of Susan Emeline Scott and Samuel Jones, was born 9 May 1844 and died in 1862.

EDWA JONES7, daughter of Susan Emeline Scott and Samuel Jones, was born at"Fairview", near Demopolis, Alabama, 23 March 1847. She married Peter Edward Hellwege, of NewOrleans, Louisiana. They had issue: PETER EDWARD Jr.8, born 29 September 1872; EDWA and SUSAN SCOTT.

ANN JONES7, daughter of Susan Emeline Scott and Samuel Jones, was born at "Fairview", the Alabama family home, 10 September 1850. She married Henry F.C. Schaefer of New Orleans in 1874. They had issue: ANN8, HENRY FREDERICK CONRAD and DORA.

ROBERT W. SCOTT6, son of Martha Ann Pegram and Col. James Scott, was born at the family home in Dinwiddie County, Virginia on 4 October 1809, and died in 1812.

MARTHA HARRIET SCOTT6, daughter of Martha Pegram and Col. James Scott, was born at "Laurel Branch", Dinwiddie County, 26 July 1811. She married Matthew Myrick Fletcher of Uniontown, Alabama, 21 November 183 1. She died 18 December 1863. They had issue: RICHARD7,
MARTHA PEGRAM, HARRIET SCOTT, ANNIE, LUCY BINNS, MATTHEW, WILLIAM EDWIN and CINCINNATUS STITH.

RICHARD FLETCHER7 was born in Perry County, Alabama. He was in the Confederate Army. He married a Miss Mickey of Staunton, Virginia, at the home of Col. James Scott, his grandfather. They had issue: ANN8, who married a Mr. Burrows of New York, MATTHEW, LELIA, THOMAS, KATHERINE and MAUD.

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MARTHA PEGRAM FLETCHER7, daughter of Martha Harriet Scott and Matthew M. Fletcher, was born in Perry County, Alabama, 23 February 1838. She married Judson Tate Ware of Uniontown Alabama on 13 October 1857. They had issue:

WILLIAM MATTHEW FLETCHER8, b. 19 Jan. 1859.
JUDSON TATE, b. 15 Aug. 1860.
RICHARD JAMES, b. 24 Sept. 1863; d. 15 Nov. 1863.
MALCOM, b. 6 April 1866.
MATTIE, b. 6 April 1868.
IRA EUGENE, b. 27 June 1871.

HARRIET SCOTT FLETCHER7, daughter of Martha Scott and Matthew Fletcher, was born in Perry County, Alabama.

ANNIE FLETCHER7, daughter of Martha Scott and Matthew Fletcher, was probably born in Perry County, Alabama.

LUCY BINNS FLETCHER7, daughter of Martha Scott and Matthew Fletcher, was born in Perry County, Alabama. She married Joseph Edgar Ware of Uniontown, Alabama. He may have been related to the husband of Martha Fletcher, perhaps a brother. They had issue: LENA8, JOSEPH EDGAR, ANNIE, and LUCY.

MATTHEW FLETCHER7, son of Martha Harriet Scott and Matthew M. Fletcher, was born in Perry County, Alabama. He married Julia Perkins of Uniontown, Alabama.

WILLIAM EDWIN FLETCHER7, son of Martha Harriet Scott and Matthew M. Fletcher, was probably born in Perry County, Alabama.

CICINNATUS STITH FLETCHER7, son of Martha Harriet Scott and Matthew M. Fletcher, died unmarried.

WINFIELD SCOTT, son of Martha Ann Pegram and Col. James Scott, was born 4 November 18 13, and died young.

JOHN BAKER SCOTT6, son of Martha Ann Pegram and Col. James Scott, was born 2 February 1816, and died young.

COLONEL ROBERT PEGRAM5 (Edward4, Edward3, Daniel2, George1) was the second child of Edward Pegram4 and Ann Harper Parham. He was born at the family home "Diamond Springs" in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, on 8 December 1782. He was educated in law but, because of a throat condition, never practiced. He was a Justice of the Dinwiddie County Court in 1806. Robert married Mary Simmons Hardaway on 5 November 1801. She was born 19 June 1786 and died 14 June 1832 (40, 45).

In 1936 the Works Progress Administration of Virginia Historical Inventory, No. 133-C, listed an old leather bound bible owned by Mrs. Henrietta Boisseau. The births of Robert Pegram, and of his wife, Mary Simmons Hardaway were listed therein (97). Col. Pegram was in the War of 1812 (92), along with his brother Maj. General John Pegram and his first cousin Major Edward "Fighting Ned" Pegram. Col. Robert joined the 35th. Infantry as a 1 st. Lieutenant in 18 12 and resigned in 1815, as a Colonel. He was a large scale prosperous planter, and resided at his plantation home "Weiland".  "Weiland" is situated about two and one half miles south of Dinwiddie Courthouse, just east of Courthouse Road, and about one half mile north of Hawkin's Run. It has been altered a number of times, but is well preserved to the present, 1982.

Colonel Robert joined the Methodist Church and became a preacher of the Gospel. This information was contained in a letter of 12 August 1825 from Boswell Hutchings of Dinwiddie County, to his brother William Hutchings of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, giving him the news of the area (39). Col. Pegram died 16 April 1842, and was buried in "Weiland", the Pegram and Hargrave cemetery, four miles southwest of Dinwiddie Courthouse, on route 660. His wife, Mary Simmons Hardaway, is also buried there, along with many members of the Hargrave family, with whom the Pegrams were intermarried. There are no tombstones in the cemetery at the present time. Robert and Mary had nine

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children, all apparently born at the family home "Weiland", in Dinwiddie County. The children were THOMAS HARDAWAY6, MARY ANN, HENRIETTA, ELIZAROBERTA, MARTHA JANE, JULIA ANN HARRIET, WILLIAM EDWARD, MATILDA COLUMBIA and ROBERTA. These and their descendants are discussed according to age seniority.

THOMAS HARDAWAY PEGRAM6, son of Col. Robert Pegram and Mary Simmons Hardaway, was born 7 February 1803 and died 7 March 1806.

MARY ANN PEGRAM6, daughter of Col. Robert Pegram and Mary Simmons Hardaway, was born 29 April 1805. She married John North Fisher on 1 January 1823. He died in 1828, but Mary lived until 16 June 1884, and died at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mary Ann and Mr. Fisher had three children: ROBERT PEGRAM7, born 10 February 1824 and died 4 October 1827; EDWARD ALGERNON, born 26 August 1826 and died 7 August 1829; and MARY JACQUELINE born 15 September 1828. She married Lazarus Noble Lindsey of Newport, Kentucky, in Vicksburg,
Mississippi, on 26 October 1852. They had issue:

JOHN FOX5, d. in infancy.
MARY NOBLE, b. 9 Feb. 1855.
THOMAS WILLIAM, b. 4 Aug. 1857.
LOUISE JANE, b. 26 June 1860.
MARIA PEGRAM, b. 12 Aug. 1863.
EMILY, b. 19 Jan. 1866.
ROBERT LEE, b. 7 Oct. 1870.

HENRIETTA PEGRAM6, daughter of Col. Robert Pegram5 and Mary Simmons Hardaway, was born at the family home "Weiland", on 27 April 1807. She married the Reverend Isham Epes Hargrave, on 25 October 1821 (45). He was born 23 January 1797 and died 23 April 1858. He was an M.E. Minister, Chancellor and Commissioner of the Court of Dinwiddie County, and Sheriff, 1841-43. The home of Col. Robert Pegram was inherited by Henrietta, after her father's death, and she resided there until her death in 1849, when it became the home of her daughter, Martha Eliza Hargrave7, and her husband Capt. William F. Doyle. It was later inherited by their daughter, Louise

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Adelaide Doyles. It was rebuilt by her husband, David A. Barner (40,97). "Weiland" which had been the home of several generations of Pegrams was finally sold. Henrietta Pegram and the Reverend Hargrave had twelve children. Here we view a tragedy that would have seemed almost too heavy to bear, and which occurred among families of that day, be they rich or poor; and that was the loss of many of their children during the first few years of their lives.

Of the twelve children seven died before the age of eleven years, one lived to twenty five, one to twenty seven, another grew up and married, and the lifespan of two is not known. Most child deaths of that time were caused by infectious diseases, which for the most part have been eliminated, or, are now, easily controlled, in the United States. When considering any undesirable features of life that may have accompanied developments over the last two centuries, the advances in public health are not among them. After giving birth to twelve children, poor Henrietta herself died, at the early age offorty two (98). What a tragic life she must have had. Both she and her husband are buried at Weiland Cemetery. The issue of Henrietta and the Reverend Hargrave follows (97).


ROBERT EPES7, b. 1 Sept. 1822; d. 9 Oct. 1822.
JAMES SPOONER, b. 1 July 1825; d. 1 Aug. 1850.
MARY JANE EPES, b. 29 Oct. 1827; d. 1833.
THOMAS EDWARD, b. 29 Sept. 1829; d. 15 July 1838.
SARAH ANN, b. 18 Sept. 1831; d. Aug. 1833.
VIRGINIA BRANER, b. 5 Nov. 1833; d. 26 Sept. 1843.
MARTHA ELIZA, b. 29 Jan. 1836; m. Capt. William F. Doyle; one child
      LOUISE ADELAIDE8; m. David A. Barner.
WILLIAM EPES, b. May 1838; d. 18 March 1839.
INDIANA, b. 25 May 1840; d. 27 May 1845.
ISHAM EPES, b. 16 Sept. 1842; d. 4 March 1869.
EMMET PEGRAM, b. 21 July 1845.
THOMAS PETERSON WILBUR BAIN, b. 23 Aug. 1847.

ELIZA ROBERTA PEGRAM6, daughter of Col. Robert Pegram and Mary Simmons Hardaway, was born 19 January 18 10, and died 25 March 1822.

MARTHA JANE PEGRAM6, daughter of Col. Robert Pegram and Mary Simmons Hardaway, was born 5 August 1813.

JULIA ANN HARRIET PEGRAM6, daughter of Col. Robert Pegram and Mary Simmons Hardaway, was born 2 June 1816. She married John W. Hardaway, of Dinwiddie County, and died without issue.

WILLIAM EDWARD PEGRAM6, son of Col. Robert Pegram and Mary Simmons Hardaway, was born at "Weiland", the family home, on 22 January 18 19. A William E. Pegram was listed as a student at William and Mary College in the session of 1836-37. William Edward would have been seventeen years of age at the time, and was the likely student. He married Mrs. Vannie Ruffin Horton, widow of Jefferson Horton, and daughter of Jefferson C. Vandyke and Eliza Ruffin, on 7 March 1868. They moved to Alabama where William Edward died 21 April 1900. They had issue: WILLIAM EDWARD JR.7, born 13 December 1869; MAY OVINA, born 13 December 1871 and GEORGE JOHN, born 9 September 1876.

MATILDA COLUMBIA PEGRAM6, daughter of Col. Robert Pegram and Mary Simmons Hardaway, was born 21 March 1821 and died 9 March 1824.

ROBERTA PEGRAM6, daughter of Col. Robert Pegram and Mary Simmons Hardaway, was born 2 April 1823.

WILLIAM PEGRAM5, son of Capt. Edward Pegram and Ann Harper Parham, was born at "Diamond Springs", Dinwiddie County, 26 April 1785. He probably died young.

ELIZABETH "BETSY" PEGRAM5, daughter of Capt. Edward Pegram and Ann Harper Parham, was born at "Diamond Springs" 31 January 1787. She married Maj. Francis

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Gregory, of Dinwiddie County. They later moved to Columbus, Mississippi. Major Gregory died in 1826. Their issue were ANN6, INDIA, who married Henry S. Taylor; VIRGINIA, EDWARD and FRANCIS.

An undated letter written to an unknown person by Mrs. Elizabeth Pegram Franklin7 of Gallatin, Tennessee, states that she was a granddaughter of Maj. Francis Gregory and Mary Elizabeth Pegram5, daughter of Capt. Edward Pegram4 and Ann Harper Parham. Mrs. Franklin's parents were Dr. William Humphries and Martha Pegram Gregory6 of Columbus, Mississippi. If this is correct, Elizabeth Pegram5 and Maj. Gregory must have had a sixth child, Martha Pegram Gregory, not previously encountered, who married Dr. Humphries. The letter must have been written in the early 1900s, or before, since Mrs. Franklin speaks of having a living brother, Capt. William W. Humphries, who served in the Civil War from 1861 to 1864, and was at the time a practicing attorney. He was probably born no later than 1845.

WILLIAM PEGRAM5, son of Capt. Edward Pegram and Ann Harper Parham, was born at "Diamond Springs" in Dinwiddie County, on 23 March 1789. Here is another instance where some extrapolation is necessary relative to the famiIy of William. A document obtained from the
Pegram files (45) entitled "William and Margrette Pegram", and signed by Nan Pegram8, states:

"TILFORD PEGRAM6 (our grandfather) was the son of William5 and Margarette Pegram; was born April 27, 1818 near Lynchburg, Virginia; married Margaret McLemore, daughter of Sterling and Margaret McLemore. There were thirteen children (only twelve were named) as follows: ELIZA J.7, LAVINIA, JEROME B., ROBERT C., STERLING, HARPER, HETTIE, GRIFFIN, our father, WILLIAM C., BELL, TILFORD and LUCY L.".

It is stated that:

Griffin Gamer Pegram7 (Nan's father) was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, October 12,1844, married Elizabeth Ann Rundel, who was the daughter of Helen Jane Walker and Elias Bacon Rundel, who was born in Yazoo County, Mississippi, April 25, 1848, and died in Vicksburg, Mississippi July 19, 1881. The following were the children of the above: HELEN MARGARET, GRIFFIN GARNER JR., BRAINARD RUNDEL, MARY MURDOCK, ANN HOLT, ELIZABETH RUNDEL and GEORGE KLEIN.

The generation designations of these people have been added by me from other sources of information.

This document is undated, but since it bears a signature, apparently that of Nan Pegram, of Washington, D.C.; which must be the Ann Holt Pegram listed under the children of Griffin Garner Pegram, her father; it would appear to be authentic information. Elizabeth, Nan's sister, also lived in Washington (45).

Tilford Pegram6 is listed in the 1840 Lincoln County, Tennessee census and in the 1850 census of Vicksburg, Mississippi. His age was given as 34 in the 1850 census, and his birthplace as Tennessee, not Lynchburg, Virginia, as given in the Nan Pegram document. Margaret, presumably his wife, is listed second with no age given, but birthplace as Tennessee. In addition, the following children were listed: JEROME7, age 11 born Tennessee; GEORGE G., age 6, born Tennessee; WILLIAM, age 3, born Mississippi; ARABELLE, born Mississippi and JAMES, born Mississippi.

Of the foregoing, only Jerome and William are included in the children of Tilford, as listed by Nan Pegram of Washington, D.C. Jerome7, it will be recalled, was the scout for General Bragg, that General John Pegram had observed on the field of battle, and remarked to him that he bore his name well. Peggy Marie Wood of Baytown, Texas, a great granddaughter of Tilford Pegram is actively engaged in tracing her family history. She names TiIford's wife as Margaret McLemore, the same name given by Nan Pegram. She believes that William was the father of Tilford, as stated by Nan Pegram's document, and further that William was the son of Edward Pegram II, which would be Edward4.

William Pegram5 was listed as a teacher in the 1840 Lincoln County, Tennessee census.

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Miss Wood states that he married Martha Whitaker, but another source (41) gives his wife as Margaret Tilford, which seems more likely, in view of his having a son named Tilford. Aside from some discrepancies, it appears that William Pegram5, the probable son of Capt. Edward Pegram4 and Ann Harper Parham of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, was the father of Tilford Pegram.

Since there is no official proof that the William Pegram that was the father of Tilford, was the son of Edward4 and Ann Harper Parham, it seems indicated to paraphrase another version (41, 45):

William Pegrarn educated at Harvard, married Mrs. Simpson, daughter of General Simpson, and fought with him at the Battle of New Orleans, 8 January 1815. He migrated to Tennessee, and his son William married Margaret Tilford and had four children: Tilford, George, Lemare and Jane.

(From the records of William C. Pegram of Vicksburg, Mississippi, as cited by Pegram (45).)

Following the foregoing, the document gives the same 12 children of Tilford Pegram as listed by Nan Pegram. This version introduces an extra generation; a William Pegram that was the grandfather of Tilford, as well as William that was his father. Datewise this would eliminate William, the son of Edward4 and Ann Harper Parham, as the father of Tilford. William4 the son of Edward3 and Mary Scott Baker married Elizabeth , and died in Dinwiddie County. He had a son William Baker who could have been the father of Tilford, as far as his age, and the birthplace of Tilford is concerned, but he married Martha Coleman, daughter of Capt. Williamson Coleman and Millian Hardaway. This  rules him out as Tilford's father. William Pegram6, son of William Baker5, was born in 1801, and would have been only 17 years of age at the time that Tilford was born, furthermore William6 married Betsy Ann Stephenson, thus effectively eliminating him as Tilford's father.

We therefore must return to our original premise, that William5 was most likely the son of Edward4 and Ann Harper Parham, and the most plausible father of Tilford Pegram6.

HARRIET PEGRAM5, daughter of Capt. Edward Pegram4 and Ann Harper Parham, was born at "Diamond Springs", Dinwiddie County, 30 October 1793. She married Captain Cincinnatus Stith of Dinwiddie County, a lawyer and a man of considerable wealth. He served in the 83rd. Regiment of Dinwiddie County, commanded by Col. James Scott, husband of Martha Pegram during the War of 18 12. Capt. Stith and Harriet moved to Uniontown, Alabama. Capt. Stith was said to have served as a Captain in the Civil War and was killed (45). This statement has not been verified. Unless he was considerably younger than his wife he would have been in his late sixties when the Civil War began, and unlikely to have served. Harriet spent her remaining years after the death of her husband in Alabama, and died without issue.

The letter written by Mrs. Elizabeth Pegram Franklin, previously referred to, stated that her grandmother had a sister, Harriet, who married Cincinnatus Stith, which is correct.

GEORGE PEGRAM5, son of Capt. Edward Pegram4 and Ann Harper Parham, was born at "Diamond Springs", on 26 September 1795, and died in infancy.

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Source: Samuel W. Simmons, The Pegrams Of Virginia And Their Descendants (Atlanta Georgia, 1984) All rights reserved
 
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