The Resource 1806-1882
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- Business records -- Virginia | Chesterfield County
- Pegram, Virginia Johnson, 1810-1888
- Johnson and Duggers (Chesterfield County, Va.)
- Pegram, John, 1832-1865
- United States Military Academy
- Johnson family
- Virginia -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Social life and customs
- Pegram, James West, 1804-1844
- Confederate States of America
- Johnson, Mary Evans, 1785-1843
- Military records
- Letters (correspondence)
- Horse breeders
- Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Pegram, William Ransom Johnson, 1841-1865
- Johnson, William Ransom, 1782-1849
- Pegram family
- Papers, 1806-1882, of the Johnson and Pegram families of Chesterfield and Dinwiddie Counties and Richmond, Virginia. The bulk of the collection covers the years 1827-1865. Includes accounts and receipts, agreements, correspondence, deeds, powers of attorney, slave bills of sale, records concerning the firm of Johnson and Duggers, and military records
- The majority of the collection consists of letters written to William Ransom Johnson (1782-1849), Mary (Evans) Johnson (1785-1843), and Virginia (Johnson) Pegram (1810-1888). Subjects include the purchase and breeding of horses, miscellaneous family news, the estate of Gen. James W. Pegram (1804-1844) and letters of sympathy upon his death, and the military career of Gen. John Pegram (1832-1865), including letters while he was attending West Point, and afterwards while serving as a military officer on the western frontier. Also included are military commissions, pay rolls, and ordnance, quartermaster, and clothing returns. There are also a few letters written by his brother William Johnson Pegram (1841-1865) to their mother while he was serving in the Confederate Army
- Biographical or historical data
- James West Pegram was born at "Booneville," Dinwiddie County, Virginia on 22 January 1804. He married Virginia Johnson (1810-1888) on 16 June 1829. Pegram was a prominent attorney in Petersburg and Richmond, cashier and later president of the Bank of Virginia, and a brigadier general in the militia. He died in 1844 after an explosion aboard the steaboat "Lucy Walker" on the Ohio River. His body was never recovered. James and Virginia had five children: Mary Evans Pegram, John Pegram, James West Pegram, Jr., Wiliam Ransom Johnson Pegram, and Virginia Johnson Pegram.
- Mary Evans Pegram (1830-1913) opened a school for girls in Richmond. Following the Civil War, she married Gen. Joseph R. Anderson, president of Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond. John Pegram (1832-1865) attended West Point and served on the western frontier as a military officer. He resigned his commission and joined the Confederate Army in 1861, and was ultimately appointed Brigadier General on 7 November 1862. He married Hetty Cary in Richmond on 19 January 1865, but was killed less than three weeks later on 6 February at the Battle of Hatcher's Run. His brother James West Pegram, Jr. (1839-1881) married Elizabeth Daniel. He served as a major in the Confederate Army. He died in Atlanta, Georgia. Another brother, William Ransom Johnson Pegram (1841-1865), also served in the Confederacy, ultimately at the rank of colonel. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Five Forks on 1 April 1865 and died the following day. The youngest daughter of James and Virginia Pegram was Virginia Johnson Pegram (b. 1843). She married Col. David McIntosh of South Carolina on 8 November 1865. The lived in Towsontown, Maryland where he was an attorney.
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- Funding information
- Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
- Location of originals duplicates
- The Huntington Library;
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