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BAKER PEGRAM4 AND DESCENDANTS
(D.A.R. 41775, 87448, 97472, 109742, 112014, 119742)

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:

Pegram, Baker, Capt., Major - 1787-1790 taxed on 200a & 240a. 179 1-92 taxed on 200a and 180a conv. by Ben Andrews. 1793 taxed on additional 160a conv. by Instance Hall. 1794 taxed on addn. 200a conv. by George Pegram. The records continue to list parcels of land on which Baker Pegram paid taxes, through 1811 (42).

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

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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.

Major Pegram was one of our most respected citizens. He was one of the gallant and ever to be revered band of worthies whose patriotism and valor achieved American Independence. Most of the hard fought battles of the Revolution witnessed the sincerety of his patriotism and the sternunwavering character of his valor.

Through life he was the steadfast friend of the right of men, whether civil, religious or political. As a  christian he was true to the cause he professed. Interference with the opinion of others constituted, in his estimation, no part of the claim to Christian Character. He lived respected and lamented by a numerous and highly respected circle of friends.

(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:

JOHN JOSEPH7, b. 26 Feb. 1828; d. 18 May 1828.
ANN ELIZA BAKER, b. 5 March 1829.
JOHN EDWARD HARPER, b. 20 Feb. 1831.
NATHANIEL JAMES, b. 21 Feb. 1833; d. 17 July 1846.
INDIANA VIRGINIA, b. 27 April 1835; d. 30 Sept. 1835.
NAPOLEON PEGRAM, b. 21 April 1837.
JEROME M., b. 1 1 Jan. 1841.

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.

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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:

ALVIN PEGRAM7, b. 15 March 1839, m. Alemada DeKalb Cook.
     His daughter ELIZABETH8 m. Clement John Lumpkin. Mrs, Lumpkin
     wrote a document on the Pegram family (41), DAR 41775.
MARTHA JANE7, b. 24 March 1841.
MARIAH LOUISA, b. 8 April 1843.
EDWARD BENJAMIN, b. 25 Nov. 1846.
MICHAEL JOHN, b. 21 Dec. 1848; d. 5 Sept. 1851.
JAMES BAKER, b. 16 Jan. 1851.
FRANK HARPER, b. 12 Nov. 1852.
MARY ELIZABETH, b. 8 Feb. 1855.
NATHANIEL HARPER, JR. b. 16 June 1857.
CAROLINE, b. 29 Jan. 1862; Twin.
VIRGINIA, b. 29 Jan. 1862; d. 4 Nov. 1867, Twin.

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:

JOSEPH W.7, b. 1 Aug. 1839.
SAMUEL CLINTON DEWITT, b. 26 Aug. 1842.
ELIZA JAMES, b. 14 Aug. 1845; d. 6 July 1847.
NATHANIEL PEGRAM, b. 28 Sept. 1848; d. 8 June 1849.
INFANT, b. 15 Oct. 1849; d. 20 Oct. 1849.

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:

THOMAS HARPER7, b. 12 March 1840.
NATHANIEL PEGRAM, b. 20 May 1841, d. 10 Dec. 1841.

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In 1845 Rebecca6 married James Madison Cook of Athens, Alabama, who was born 5 December
1810 and who died 17 November 1863. Mr. Cook was a native of Orange County, Virginia. They had
six children.

SAMUEL HOUSTON7, b. 28 Jan. 1846.
EDWARD PEGRAM, died at age 5.
CLAYTON, died in childhood.
FRANKLIN, died in childhood; A twin.
ALGERNON, b. 6 Jan. 1854; d. 23 June 1854.
CHARLES FOX, b. 1855.

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.


Oh, who can feel a mother's woe,
Or who can tell her grief,
When she beholds her infant's pain
And cannot give relief.

See, its bright and beautious eyes,
That soon must pale in death
To hear its faint and feeble sighs
And mark its strangling breath.

To meet those longing looks of love,
That seem to ask relief,
Yet, know its pain we cannot ease -
This is a mother's grief.

And then the little voice is hushed
Of that sweet one, in life the chief;
The solace of her mother's heart,
Say, what can calm that mother's grief,

It is the hope that Christ has given
Although its stay with her was brief
Her child is an angel bright in heaven
This, this can soothe a mother's grief.

                            Rebecca Cook

Athens, Alabama, 15 Jan. 1855

SUSAN MANSON PEGRAM5, daughter of Baker Pegram4 and Mary Manson, was
born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia in 1780. She married Wilkins Andrews, son of Benjamin Andrews and Jane Wilkins; and a brother of Baker Andrews, who married Mary Peter Pegram, Susan's sister. Susan died at City Point, Prince George County, Virginia. They had a DAUGHTER6 who married Richard Fraser, and they had a daughter, JANE7, born in 1834.

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.

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WILLIAM HENRY GOODE, M.D.6, son of Martha Pegram and William E. Goode, was born in 1820, likely in Brunswick County, Virginia. He was a graduate of the Yale Medical College, class of 1842. In 1849 he married Elizabeth Morris, daughter of Owen C. Morris of Goochland County, Virginia.

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.

He wrote:


I was connected in some way with nearly all the experiments and researches conducted by Dr.Draper. While I was his assistant at Hampton College (Sidney), he had discovered the principle of electrotyping, but turned it to no practical purpose. He took copies of some coins and medals butnothing more. (45).

In New York he was first to apply Daguerra's power of taking pictures of human faces.

My face was the first ever photographed by that process, for I sat for the picture in the chapel of the University of New York within three days of the time Daguerra's pamphlet was received in New York. I was closely and intimately associated with Dr. Draper in his efforts to improve the camera and the processso that it could be used in taking pictures of man. Great advances were made in the laboratory, some by him and some by me. The cameras now used in photography is our joint production. The old iodine process was radically defective. (See contemporary file of Sillman's Journal.) Dr. Goode was also associated with Draper and Sillman in their first experiments in photography with electric light. (45,79).

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

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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:

GEORGE RUSH7, b. 15 Oct. 1850; d. 15 Oct. 1851.
VIRGINIA W., b. 25 Feb. 1852; d. 19 July 1869.
BLANCH, b. 8 April 1854.
CAROLINE EMBROUGH, b. 8 April 1856.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER JR., b. 20 June 1858; d. 28 Jan. 1869.
THOMAS LINCOLN, b. 4 Sept. 1860.
MARY ELIZABETH, b. 7 Dec. 1863.
EDITH, b. 21 Nov. 1865.
JOHN MAYO, b. 25 Feb. 1868; d. 27 Feb. 1868.
HELEN PETERS, b. 30 March 1869.
VIRGINIA, b. 3 Aug. 187 1.
SAMUEL MAYO, b. 29 Sept. 1876.

Second marriage, Sarah J. Martin:

WILLIAM ALEXANDER III7, b. 22 Jan. 1886.

JULIANA PEGRAM6, daughter of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M. J. Walker,

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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:

ANN MARIE7, b. 24 Sept. 1854.
WILLIAM HENRY, b. 18 April 1856.
AMBROSE MARSHALL, b. 6 Nov. 1859.
MAUD MARY, b. 21 Jan. 1863.
VIRGINIA, b. 1 1 Sept. 1864.

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:

SARAH ELIZABETH7, b. 28 Oct. 1853

Third marriage, Martha Ash:

EMMA BAKER7, b. 21 Nov. 1868.
OLIVE, b. 4 Aug. 187 1; d. 1871 - a twin.
LULIE, b. 4 Aug. 1871; d. 1871 - a twin.
ALTHEA JAMES, b. 23 Feb. 1872.
MAUD, b. 12 Aug. 1874.
WILLIAM BAKER, b. 16 July 1877.

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:

EDWARD LEIGHTON7, b. 29 Nov. 1857.
HELEN MARY, b. 4 Dec. 1859.
ANNA, b. 7 June 1862.
JAMES WILLIAM, b. 22 Oct. 1865.
KATIE, b. 10 Jan. 1868; d. 1 July 1869.
BESSIE MAYO, b. 22 Nov. 1869.
KATHERINE LEIGHTON, b. 4 June 1878.

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MARY SUSAN PEGRAM6, daughter of William Baker Pegram and Sarah E.M.J. Walker, was born in Carrollton, Illinois 28 October 1835. She moved to Lincoln with her parents in 1856. She received her education at the Illinois Woman's College at Jacksonville. She taught at the college from 1865 to 1872, and was Principal from 1875 to 1882. She was Dean of Xenia College, Xenia, Ohio from 1882 to 1887. Mary Susan was Superintendent of the Deaconess Training School of Kansas City, Missouri in 1899 and 1900, and Superintendent of Deaconess Hospital of Keokuk, Iowa, 1900-1901. She never married.

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 101st. anniversary of the marriage of his parents (45). Thomas James and Mary Esther had seven children, as follows:

WALKER ABBOTT7, b. 3 Dec. 1876.
GEORGE KEEN, b. 30 Aug. 1879.
HENRY BAKER, b. 17 June 1881.
THOMAS MANSON, b. 8 March 1884.
CARL MAYO, b. 14 May 1886; d. 11 March 1887.
BENJAMIN HARRISON, b. 5 June 1888.
MARY VIRGINIA, b. 6 Jan. 1901.

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:

ROBERT RUSH7, b. 14 Aug. 1875.
SUE L., b. 19 Dec. 1879.
JULIA MAYO, b. 25 Aug. 1882.

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

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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:

MARY LOUISA7, b. 1851; d. 1861.
HARDIN, b. 1 Jan. 1852.
MATTIE JONES, b. 19 Nov. 1854.
WILLIE, b. 1856, d. 1856.

Issue of second marriage, Martha Ann Bostwick:

FANNIE HARVEY7, b. 22 Dec. 1858, d. 30 Jan. 1876.
NATHANIEL J., b. 30 Oct. 1860; d. Feb. 1861.
VIRGINIA SUSAN, b. 12 July 1862; d. 1864.
LULA VIRGINIA, b. 19 Jan. 1866.
BAKER PEGRAM, b. 21 July 1869.
MARY CATHERINE, b. 20 Feb. 1873.

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:

FLORENCE B.7, b. 22 Feb. 185 1, d. 9 June 1851.
LOUIS HERBERT, b. 19 May 1852.
MARY FLORENCE, b. 15 Aug. 1864. (more likely 1854, sws).
FONTAINE BAKER
BOSTWICK.
VIRGINIA HARDIN, b. 18 Oct. 1874.

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:

CATHERINE LOUISE7, b. 8 April 1853.
BENJAMIN BAKER, b. 27 Oct. 1854.
MARY JANE, b. 22 April 1856; d. in infancy.
LIZZIE J., b. 19 Aug. 1857.
JOHN BOSTWICK, b. 26 Aug. 1859.
MARTHA VIRGINIA, b. 23 Feb. 186 1.
MARY HARDIN, b. 13 Aug. 1862.

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NATHANIEL LEE, b. 16 Sept. 1864.
DELIA BELL, b. 12 July 1866.
BEATRICE I., b. 15 July 1868.
JESSIE PEGRAM, b. 20 Nov. 1869; d. in infancy.


BAKER PEGRAM ANDREWS6, son of Mary Peter Pegram and Baker Andrews, was born in Christian County, Kentucky, 25 May 1835. He moved with his mother to Carrollton, Illinois, the year of his birth. He was married 1 September 1856 to Martha Jones, daughter of Dr. John F. Jones and Bethunia Bostwick, formerly from Virginia, and Christian County, Kentucky, but living in Carrollton. After the death of his wife Martha, Baker Andrews married Emma Louise Hand, 18 April 189 1. Baker Andrews was associated with George Pegram in business, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was well known throughout central Illinois as the head of the Baker P. Andrews Lumber Company, which had branches in many of the larger towns. The issue of Baker P. Andrews and Martha Jones were as follows:

VIRGINIA CATHERINE7, b. 3 Aug. 1857.
JAMES LEE, b. 17 March 1859.
FONTAINE JONES, b. 14 Nov. 1860.
LOUISA ELIZABETH, b. 9 May 1863.
WILLIAM BAKER, b. 5 January 1865.
JESSE DAVIS, b. 27 Oct. 1867.
MARY BAKER, b. 28 Jan. 1872; d. 2 Sept. 1891.

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:

Died at ten minutes of five o'clock, on Thursday, May 3 1, (.1866) N.J. Pegram, age sixty three years, a native of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, but for twenty six years a resident of this city.

A good man gone. . . . It was with no little sorrow that we noticed the death of our old and respected citizen N.J. Pegram at the advanced age of sixty three. During a residence of twenty six years, his nanie has become identified with the commercial interest of our city. A native of Virginia, he naturally assimilated with the manner and customs of our people; and his genial disposition, the sauvity of deportment and the benevolence of his nature endeared him to all classes of citizens. Never did the "sad minister of death" summon to the better world a purer, gentler spirit.

The large concourse of friends who accompanied his remains to their last resting place at Cypress Grove Cemetery on Friday morning testify his worth and the irreparable loss which his sudden demise has caused in our midst. (45).

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:

NATHANIEL JAMES JR.7, b. 17 Sept. 1866.
HENRY ROBERT, b. 12 Feb. 1869; d. Oct. 1883.

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MARY REBECCA, b. 7 July 1871.
LOUISE ELIZABETH, b. 28 Dec. 1874.
JOHNIE NEILLY, b. 15 Aug. 1878.
WILLIAM BRYAN, b. 24 Aug. 1881.
EMMA CAROLINE, b. 10 Sept. 1884.


ELIZABETH TURNER PEGRAM6, daughter of Nathaniel James Pegram Sr. and  Mary Malvinia Bryan, was born 7 October 1846.

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