CAPTAIN EDWARD PEGRAM4
Edward Pegram was born on 13 January 1746 (8), apparently in Prince George County, Virginia, now Dinwiddie County. He died at his home "Diamond Springs", in Dinwiddie, on 30 March 1816. He was said to have been six feet and six inches in height, and proportionally large (7). Edward grew up as the son of an affluent plantation owner, and became active in political and military affairs. The name Capt. Edward Pegram appears on a copy of a Virginia record, in a receipt as follows: 18 December 1778 - Received for the use of Captain Pegram forty eight pounds 2/8 being for reward and pay of guard escorting Thomas Woodward to Public Gaol, Gov. Warr. Also 169 pounds 14/10 for reward and expenses of self and guard escorting John Bond to Public Gaol, Gov. Warr. John Burnett (58).
Edward Pegram was a Captain in the Revolutionary War, and this title was used throughout his life (102). He was also a Captain of Dinwiddie Militia in 1779 (6)
In 1789 Gentlemen Justices of Dinwiddie County were Edward Pegram Jr., Peterson Goodwyn, William Watts, John Videer Jr. and George Pegram.
Edward Pegram was Presiding Justice in Dinwiddie
County for a number of years.
The Edward Pegram was Edward4, son of Edward and Mary Scott Baker.
Edward4 was appointed Special Commander by the Colonial Government to defend his Parish and County attack of the Indians (6). His services in this capacity won for him the title of "King Pegram" (7). In 1792-93 Edward4 was Sheriff of Dinwiddie County (50). He was Mayor of Petersburg, Virginia, and the following letter may be of interest.
The records are replete with the activities of Edward Pegram4 on many committees and commissions, having to do with Civil Governmental and Military Affairs. On 23 January 1800 Edward was head of a Corresponding Committee from Dinwiddie County as the Republican Representative to elect the Vice-President and President of the United States (53).
Captain Edward Pegram4 was a very large land owner in Dinwiddie County, as shown by tax records (42).
Edward married Mary Lyle about 1765, and reared a
large family of very successful people. So far as is known, all of
them were born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, probably some of them
at "Diamond Springs", where Edward lived and died. Edward and Mary
had seven children: ELIZABETH', MARY BAKER, REBECCA, ANN LYLE, JOHN,
BAKER and EDWARD (6, 7, 62).
Each individual, followed by his descendants,
will be discussed in the order just given, which is according to age
MARTHA SCOTT6, daughter of Elizabeth Pegram and Edward Scott, married William A. Starke, and they had two sons: WILLIAM EDWARD', and PETER BURWELL.
WILLIAM EDWARD STARKE7, son of Martha Scott and William A. Starke, was born in Brunswick County, Virginia. He married Louise Gray Hicks, daughter of Q.G. Hicks and Betty Lewis, of Brunswick County. They moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. When the Civil War began William Edward entered the Confederate Army, and attained the rank of Brigadier General. He was killed at the battle of Antietam, Maryland on 17 September 1862, at the age of 48 years. He was buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. There were five children:
PETER BURWELL STARKE7, son of William A. Starke and Martha Scott, was born in Brunswick County, Virginia. He first married Adeline Kirkland of Brunswick County, Virginia. His second wife was Elizabeth J. Percival, also of Brunswick County. Peter Burwell, like his brother, was a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. There was one son of record; WILLIAM EDWARD8, who married Sally Turnbull of Lawrenceville, Virginia.
MARY SCOTT6, daughter of Elizabeth Pegram and Edward Scott, never married.
REBECCA SCOTT6, daughter of Elizabeth Pegram and Edward Scott, apparently never married. (At least no record has been found of either her marriage or that of her sister Mary.)
THOMAS FIELD SCOTT, M.D 6, son of Elizabeth Pegram and Edward Scott, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia in 1806 or 1807, and died 11 July 1883 in Petersburg, Virginia. He was buried in old Blanford Cemetery in Dinwiddie County. He was married in 1843 to Augusta Butts, daughter of Captain Daniel Butts of Dinwiddie County. Thomas Field's second wife was Mary Bain of Petersburg. Dr. Scott was the father of six children:
MARY BAKER PEGRAM5, daughter of Edward Pegram4 and Mary Lyle, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 16 November 1767. She married William Scott, brother of Peter Scott, who married her sister Rebecca.
REBECCA PEGRAM5, daughter of Edward Pegram and Mary Lyle, was born in Dinwiddie County 28 May 1769. She married Peter Scott of Dinwiddie County, probably at "Diamond Springs", the plantation home of her parents. Rebecca and Peter had seven children who will be discussed in the following order: EDWARD6, THOMAS, PETER, JOHN LYLE, ANN, WILLIAM BAKER and FRANCIS.
EDWARD SCOTT6, son of Rebecca Pegram and Peter Scott, was born in Dinwiddie County 25 July 1787 and died in Dinwiddie 30 August 1822. He was married on 28 September 1808 to Juliana Hardaway of Dinwiddie. She was born 6 January 1793. In 1832 she moved with her family,
and brother Thomas S. Hardaway, to Vicksburg, Mississippi, where she died 8 September 1833. The issue was: THOMAS BENJAMIN7, PETER EDWARD, JOHN JAMES, ROBERT BAKER, MARY JANE REBECCA and WILLIAM HENRY.
THOMAS BENJAMIN SCOTT7 was born in Dinwiddie County 18 February 1810. He was married in 1831 to Minerva Hardaway, a half sister to the wife of his uncle Thomas Hardaway (45). He resided in Dinwiddie County and had one daughter, MINERVA THOMAS BENJAMIN8. Thomas Benjamin7 died 27 July 1832, the year following his marriage. His only child, a daughter, carried on his name.
PETER EDWARD SCOTT7, son of Edward Scott and Juliana Hardaway, was born in Dinwiddie County 22 October 1811. He married Harriet Meade, of Petersburg, Virginia, on 3 September 1834, in Brunswick County. They moved to Mississippi where he died, 26 October 1841, without issue. Peter Edward was associated with his brother-in-law Thomas Randolph, in the firm of Scott and Randolph (45).
MARY JANE SCOTT7, daughter of Edward Scott and Juliana Hardaway, was born in Dinwiddie County 20 June 1815, and died 15 September 1822.
ROBERT BAKER SCOTT7, son of Edward Scott and Juliana Hardaway, was born in Dinwiddie County 18 October 1817. He was educated in Virginia, and was a physician. He moved to Warren County, Mississippi. He was married to Louise Irene Walcott of Warren County. She was born 7 February 1826 and died 27 June 1855. Robert Baker married Maria L. Cowan of Warren County on 1 February 1856. He moved to Texas and died there. The issue of the first marriage was
MARY JANE REBECCA SCOTT7, daughter of Edward Scott and Juliana Hardaway, was born in Dinwiddie County 9 July 1820. She moved with her mother to Mississippi. She married Thomas Randolph and they had JULIA SCOTT8, born in 1837.
After the death of Mr. Randolph, Mary Jane married Joseph Hawks of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and they had issue:
WILLIAM HENRY SCOTT7, son of Edward Scott and Juliana Hardaway, was born in Dinwiddie County, 5 August 1822. He was for years in the United States Army, and served in the Mexican War with the rank of Captain. He was a Major in the C.S.A. He died at Pensacola, Florida, and was buried in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was unmarried.
THOMAS SCOTT, M.D.6, son of Rebecca Pegram5 and Peter Scott, was born in Dinwiddie County about 1790. He married _______ Hunter of Raleigh, North Carolina, and had issue: REBECCA7 and THEODORE, M.D.
PETER SCOTT6, son of Rebecca Pegram and Peter Scott, was born about 1792 in Dinwidde County, where he died unmarried.
JOHN LYLE SCOTT6, son of Rebecca Pegram and Peter Scott, was born about 1795 in Dinwiddie County. He died there unmarried.
ANN (NANCY) SCOTT6, daughter of Rebecca Pegram and Peter Scott, was born in Dinwiddie County; and married Major John Pegram5 of "Woodlawn", a son of John Pegram and Martha Sturdivant (see male line).
WILLIAM BAKER SCOTT, M.D.6, son of Rebecca Pegram and Peter Scott, was born in Diwiddie County about 1800. His home was "Locust Grove", near Dewitt, Virginia. He graduated in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1820. He married Elizabeth Torborne, daughter of William and Elizabeth Arthur Torborne of Amelia County, Virginia. They had seven children: ANN ELIZABETH7, WILLIAM WALTER, JOHN LYLE, EDWARD PEGRAM, PETER HENRY, THOMAS WALTER and WASHINGTON TORBORNE, presented below.
ANN ELIZABETH SCOTT6, first child of Dr. William Baker Scott and Elizabeth Torborne, was born 3 August 1823 in Dinwiddie County. She married James P. Boisseau of Dinwiddie on 3 May 1842, and died in 1890. Mr. Boisseau was born 21 April 1813 and died 14 August 1892. They lived at "Mount Liberty" in Dinwiddie County. Ann and James had nine children.
JOHN LYLE SCOTT, M.D.7, son of Dr. William Baker Scott and Elizabeth Torborne, was born in Dinwiddie County in 1826. He married Helen B. Howerton of Dinwiddie. He was married a second time. He was the father of HELEN ELIZA8, MARY ELIZABETH and HELEN LYLE.
EDWARD PEGRAM SCOTT7, son of Dr. William Baker Scott and Elizabeth Torborne, was born in Dinwiddie County in 1828. He married Amelia Adams of Dinwiddie on 5 November 1853. There was one child of record, EDWARD PEGRAM8, who died young.
PETER HENRY SCOTT7, son of Dr. William Baker Scott and Elizabeth Torborne, was born in 1830 in Dinwiddie County. He married Mary Isabella Price, daughter of Samuel Price. Their issue was ISABELLA8 and HENRY PRICE. Henry married Kate Guico and lived in Jackson, Mississippi.
THOMAS WALTER SCOTT7, son of Dr. William Baker Scott and Elizabeth Torborne, was born in Dinwiddie County in 1832. He was a clergyman. He married Gussie Foster, and they had issue PEARL8 and RICHARD MARVIN.
WASHINGTON TORBORNE SCOTT7, son of Dr. William Baker Scott and Elizabeth Torborne, was born in Dinwiddie County in 1834, and was married to Jennie Hartwell. They had one child, VIRGINIAS (45).
FRANCIS SCOTT6, son of Rebecca Pegram and Peter
Scott, was born in 1788. He married Patsy Tucker, born in 1810, in
Dinwiddie County. They had four children:
THOMAS BERRYMAN8 and ANSON; killed at
battle of Gettysburg. CHARLES TURNER, m. Mrs. Burns of Petersburg;
had ELIZABETH SUSAN8. BESSEMAN TUCKER, married, no issue.
|Source: Samuel W. Simmons, The Pegrams Of Virginia And Their Descendants (Atlanta Georgia, 1984) All rights reserved|
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