Biography of John Pegram
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Pegram, John, was born in Dinwiddie county, Virginia, November 16, 1773, son of Captain Edward and Mary (Lyle) Pegram. His grandfather, Edward Pegram, came from England in the fall of t699 with a party of engineers under Col. Daniel Baker, whose daughter, Mary Scott Baker, he married. Their second son, Captain Edward Pegram (born about 1744 died March 30, 1816), was appointed "special commander" to defend his parish and county against the Indians. and thus became known as "King Pegram." He was also a captain in the American revolution and a juror in the trial of Aaron Burr. John Pegram was a magistrate for more than twenty years, a member of the house of delegates for many yearns and of the state senate for eight years; a representative in the fifteenth congress, 1818-19, completing the term of Peterson Goodwin, deceased; major general of state militia in the war of 1812, and United States marshal of the eastern district of Virginia in Monroe's administration. He married (first) Miss Coleman, of Dinwiddie, and (second) Martha Ward Gregory, and was the father of fourteen children. He died in Dinwiddie county, Virginia. April 8, 1831.

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume II
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915

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