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Re: ESTATE OF JOHN PEGRAM, JR
of Guilford Co., North Carolina

This is from abstract of Supreme Court Records - Cause No. 5915 during 1850s from original papers at N.C. State Archieves. Styled BAKER PEGRAM vs. JESSE F. PEGRAM, et al. It is posted since it is a document showing the relationship of George Pegram, Sr. and his son, John Pegram, Sr. to the Pegrams who settled in Guilford Co., North Carolina.

Abstract: Orator BAKER PEGRAM states that in 1845 his brother, JOHN, borrowed for said BAKER from SAMUEL DWIGGINS - $150. Said BAKER now owes the Estate of his brother, JOHN for the stated amount plus interest. Said brother JOHN died in July 1848 in Guilford Co. and left heirs: JOHN F. PEGRAM, REBECCA J. PEGRAM, THOMAS C. PEGRAM, JESSE F. PEGRAM and MARY ANN PEGRAM (who married CHARLES N. BARHAM & died since her father, leaving infant, JOHN F. BARHAM). However, JESSE F. PEGRAM and CHARLES N. BARHAM have refused to receive the money plus interest to pay off the loan. The defendants say that the loan used a tract of land as collateral and that the loan was not paid up on time, and therefore the land has now has changed hands and there is no money due. Following the arguments several people made depositions with regard to the presumed agreement between said BAKER PEGRAM and his brother, JOHN. In very brief summation here is family information gathered from despositions:

JOHN B. PEGRAM states he was born July 1831.
JAMES H. PEGRAM states he is a son of BAKER and 20 years of age.
DEMPSEY McKENNEY states that he married a PEGRAM related to both parties.
JESSE PEGRAM states he is BAKER PEGRAM's brother and brother to father of Def.
DANIEL PEGRAM states he is a brother to both parties.
JOHN F. PEGRAM says he is 29 years old and BAKER & JOHN were his uncles.

Other PEGRAMs who testified but did not state a relationship are HENRY J. PEGRAM, ALLEN W. PEGRAM, ROBERT W. PEGRAM and ELIJAH S. PEGRAM.

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Daniel Pegram's Will
Probated 1777, Warren Co., North Carolina

In the name of God Amen, I, DANIEL PEGRAM of the Province of North Carolina and County of Bute being weak in body, but of a sound sense and memory, and knowing the frailty of this life, and that it is appointed for all men once to die have thought proper to make this my Last Will and Testament. As to my body, I desire it may be decently buried when carried out of the house. My soul, I trust in the hands of my Dear Redeemer and as to my temporal affairs after my debts being paid, which debts are to be paid out of the money due to me for schooling, and the tobacco as soon as my Exctr. can get a market for the same, Thomas Miller and Allan Love & Co. being all the debts I owe, the rest of my Estate which God has blest me with I give and bequeath in manner and form following

I give to my son DANIEL PEGRAM a tract or parcel of land situate lying and being on the west side of Hobb Quarter Creek - bounded by FRANCIS RIGGIN's line and my original line, between Charles Johnston's deed and me being by estimation one hundred & forty Acres more or less and whatever was given at his marriage I now confirm, and do appoint him and my son GEORGE PEGRAM my Executors, to this my Will and to settle and discharge my debts with the two above creditors.

I give and bequeath to my son GEORGE PEGRAM one tract or parcel of land lying in both sides of Hobb Quarter Creek, bounded by FRANCIS RIGGIN's line from the Hico Road to the creek, down the creek to a branch called the Mirey branch, up the said branch to the head, thence by a line of marked trees to the original line; Thence along the old Line to the Hico Road, thence up the road to the first station being by estimation 140 acres more or less, and what was given to him at his marriage I now confirm.

I give and bequeath to my son EDWARD PEGRAM a tract or parcel of land on the south side of the Hico road bounded by the lines of ROBERT HARRIS, JAMES NICHOLSON, FRANCIS RIGGIN & GEORGE PEGRAM being by estimation 140 acres more or less & also one mare and fold, six head of cattle & also one feather bed and pair of sheets and forty shillings V. money due for his part of tobacco.

I give and bequeath to my son GIDEON PEGRAM the land whereon he resides, bounded by GEORGE PEGRAM's line, JOHNSTON's line and Hobb Quarter Creek, being by estimation 140 acres more or less, as also one black mare three years old, 4 head of cattle, 2 sows and shoats, and all the tools except the cross saw which I leave for the use of all my sons, as also the fold the sorrell mare is with fold of as also one feather bed and a pair of sheets.

As to my daughter MARY RIGGIN, having given her on her marriage what I intended, but fearing the Deed should not prove authentic, it is my desire that she keep everything given at that time with out molestation or control.

I leave in the possession of my wife all the rest of my Estate (except a sorrell horse colt two years old which colt I give to my daughter SALLY PEGRAM, and the fold the sorrel mare is now with fold of, which fold is already given to my son GIDEON which estate of stock and household furniture I desire she may not be molested in during her life, and I likewise desire she may live and have this place for her place of abode during her life, and her daughters SALLEY and PATTEY PEGRAM to live with her while married, the land that I joined in taking up and surveying with JOSEPH RIGGIN, I give to my daughters SALLEY and PATTEY PEGRAM, to be equally divided between them by my Exctr the part adjoining to THOMAS BELL, to SALLEY PEGRAM the part on Little Creek to PATTEY PEGRAM, and at the death of my wife it is my desire that the stock and household furniture be equally divided between my two daughters SALLEY & PATTEY PEGRAM except the sorrell mare of which mare and her increase I give to my daughter PATTEY PEGRAM , and I revoke and annul all other gifts heretofore made and do acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament. Given and acknowledged under my hand and seal this 15th day of November 1776.

John Baxter
Thos. Harton
John Rodwell
Daniel Pegram (Seal)

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Inventory Estate of Sarah Pegram
York Co., Va. Orders & Wills, Part 2, B16, P246


 4 cows and calves, 4 of same, 2 two year old heffers
1 set blue curtains & vallians & bed & bedsted,, counterpin, blankets & rug & sheets
1 set (?) tallows with bed & bolster, bedsted , rug and sheets one ____ bed sheets
1 large & 1 small looking glass, 1 chest drawers, 7 chairs2 brass sconce & candlestick, 1 iron ___,
1 small money scale1 square table, 1 round ____, 1 set wool cards, 2 small boxes, 1 set andirons
1 saddle & bridle, 1 grid stone & (?) fender, 1 box iron shot, 1 gun. 1 cradle & bed
2 doz bottles, 2 chests, 1 jug, 2 beer casks, 1 brass ____, 3 dippers, 1 set spoon molds
36_____, 1 set silver spoons, ditto pewter
1 stand for a candle, 1 quilting frame, 2 sets _____, 1 small pillow ____ with feathers & _____
1 large bible & the whole history of man, ______, ______
___________, 1 frying pan, 1 washing tub, 2 pails, 19 (?)geese, 5 (?) turkeys
4 iron pots, 1 mare & her colt, 1 young horse
3 butter pots, 1_ ___, 1 ladle, 1 churn, 2 milk pans, 1_______, 4 knives, ________
    

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Will of GEORGE PEGRAM, SR.
WARREN COUNTY, N.C. - 1825

In the name of God Amen, I GEORGE PEGRAM of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina being well in body and sound disposing mind and memory, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Item The following property I have to be sold, the tract of land whereon I now live, one bay mare, cart, two saddles, one grind stone, all my barrels and hogsheads, and the money arising from the sale, to pay my just debts, and the balance to be equally divided between six of my children, viz, GEORGE PEGRAM, WILLIAM PEGRAM, NANCY BELL, SALLY PEGRAM, PATSY PEGRAM, AND LUCRETIA PEGRAM.

Item I give and devise to my son JOHN PEGRAM one bed and furniture to him, his heirs and assigns forever. I give and devise to my Grand Son MICAGER BELL one dollar to him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item I give and devise to my Grand Son JACK PEGRAM (son of THOMAS PEGRAM) thirty dollars to be put out to interest for him until he arrives to the age of twenty one years. It is also my will and desire if my Grand Son JACK PEGRAM shall die before the age of twenty one years the money should be divided amongst all my children.

Item I give and devise to my two sons, GEORGE PEGRAM and WILLIAM PEGRAM all my working tools of any description to be equally divided between them.

Item The balance of my property I give to three of my daughters that now live with me, vis, SALLY PEGRAM, PATSEY PEGRAM and LUCRETIA PEGRAM, to be equally divided amongst them.

Item Out of the money I leave to my daughter NANCY BELL I give to my son GEORGE PEGRAM eleven dollars, to him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item I hereby nominate my sons GEORGE PEGRAM and WILLIAM PEGRAM to be whole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 30th day of March in the year of our Lord 1819.

GEORGE PEGRAM, SR.

Signed, sealed and delivered in presents of

PEYTON VAUGHN
DANIEL RIGGAN

Warren County
Nov Court 1825

This Will of GEORGE PEGRAM, SR. was proved in open Court by the Oaths of PEYTON VAUGHAN and DANIEL RIGGAN sucscribing witnesses thereto & on motion ordered to be recorded whereupon GEORGE PEGRAM on of the Executors therein named qualified in due form of law.

C DRAKE, Clerk

 

 

Will of Gideon Pegram
Probated Warren County, North Carolina 1823

In the name of God Amen

I Gideon Pegram of the County of Warren & State of North Carolina being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner following, to wit,

I lend to my beloved wife Charity Pegram all my lands and plantations with all the appurtenances thereto belonging, during her natural life to be used and enjoyed as she may think proper, also I giveto my wife all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep, also I lend to my wife all my household and kitchen furniture during her natural life.

I give to my daughter Patsey Nicholson after the death of my wife, the following tracts of land which I bought of Gideon Horton and Thomas Horton formerly the land of John Horton to her and her heirs forever. Also I give to my daughter Patsey Nicholson after the death of my wife, one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.

I give to my grand daughter after the death of my wife, Martha A. Vaughn the following tract of land, beginning at George Pegramís corner at the head of the Mirey Branch, thence down the said branch to Hubquarter Creek, thence down the said creek to the old corner maple, thence up my spring branch to the head of the said branch, then forward to the old line on a Hickory, also one feather bed and _____ furniture. Alos one desk, one walnut chest and one walnust table. To her and her heirs forever, provided my said grand daughter live to the agoe of twenty one years and marries and has lawfull issue, but if she dies without said issue, then my will is that the abvoe property be equally divited between all her brothers and sisters by the motherís side.
 

My will is that at my death what money I may have on hand or debts due to me in any way I give to my wife.

I give to my friend Henry Fitts after the death of my wife, the following track of lands, beginning at a maple at Hubquarter Creek on the old line, thence along Millerís to a red oak, thence along Hortonís line to a red oak, thence to a hickory, thence to the head of my spring branch and down the said branch to the beginning, also an equal share of all the property loaned to wife, not otherwise given away, to him and his heirs forever, requesting my said frind to use an appropriate the said property for the benefit of my daughter Elizabeth Vaughn and her children except Martha A. Vaughn who is already provided for.

After the death of my wife, my will is that the household and kitchen furniture I give to my friend Henry Fitts as above - and I do hearby appoint my wife Executirx and my friend Henry Fitts Executor of this my Last Will & Testament, in witness whereof I herunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of March 1823.

Signed, sealed, published & declared in presence of Gideon Pegram, 20 March 1823.

(Signed) Gideon Pegram


 
 
 

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