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Any BLACK Pegrams??

Any BLACK Pegrams??

LaVerne Pegram Wiggins (View posts)
Posted: 1 Sep 2001 4:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: PEGRAM
I am curious as a BLACK American, born into the PEGRAM family, if any of the people that you are speaking of are also BLACK? Thank You.

Re: Any BLACK Pegrams??

Posted: 10 Oct 2001 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jan 2002 3:15PM GMT
Surnames: Pegram
all the Pegrams I have known have been short white people. Did your Pegrams come from England?

Re: Any BLACK Pegrams??

Sophia Pegram (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jan 2003 6:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
my last name is pegram and i m curious about how i ggot my last name .i m from new jersey but maybe some how we could be related. and yes i m a black pegram if u get any innfo. please email me thank u .

Re: Any BLACK Pegrams??

Janet Hopkins (View posts)
Posted: 20 Jan 2003 6:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pegram Pegrame Peggram Pegrum Pegrame
Dear Sophia, I have traced my Pegram line to the 1860's in London England. Thomas Pegram and Catherine Sullivan produced Thomas Pegram in 1864 in Mile End Old Town, which is in the east end of London. I do know if you check the Ellis Island site, you will find lots of Pegrams with various spellings who came from England to the US. I know that some Pegrams as early as the 1600's landed in Virginia, USA and some of them lived on plantations where there were slaves. I wonder if you are descended from people who were plantation owners and/or black slaves? There are some American Pegram researchers who might be able to help you more with this. janetchopkins@hotmail.com

Re: Any BLACK Pegrams??

JMP (View posts)
Posted: 8 Apr 2005 4:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pegram
I am an American Black Pegram and I believe that the Blacks were either mixed with the slave owners or adopted the name from the owners. The majority of the Pegram's were European and took on slaves...as in General Pegram of the Confederate Army. We are the Pegram's of Petersburg, myself..and I believe Sophia..is my niece..Hello Niecie

Re: Any BLACK Pegrams??

Janet Hopkins (View posts)
Posted: 11 Apr 2005 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Pegrams in Petersburg! (Is that in USA?)
Besides the Black Pegrams, there are many more white folks than are aware that have Black ancestry, especially in the USA. I saw an Oprah show once where people were surprised to find this out. Much of that of course would be from the days of slavery.
I wonder if any Pegram folks were slave owners, or if any of you are descended from slaves. Do any of our listers have any of their family trees back that far?It is amazing how the history (and cruelty) around us shapes our lives.
Janet in Canada

Re: Any BLACK Pegrams??

Jay (View posts)
Posted: 11 Apr 2005 3:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, the Pegram's. The most Famous being Gen. Pegram who lead the Confderate Army had slaves. That is where the name on the Black side mostly derives. I am certain that there was interracial affairs, however secret. The slaves automatically took the owners name, for the original name from Africa was lost with the original language as well... There were also Black / Negro Pegram who fought in the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy.....

Re: Any BLACK Pegrams??

Barbara (View posts)
Posted: 2 Aug 2006 1:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pegram
Yes. My great-grandmother was a Pegram from Petersburg & married an Oliver.

Many of the families (Pegram) were in Petersburg, VA and again, were related by blood or otherwise, to the white landholdling Pegrams whose men fought as Confederate officers. How far back can you go? If you can follow your male Pegram ancestors back, you can look them up in the 1930, 1920, 1910,1890, 1880, & 1870 Census for Dinwiddie County, Petersburg, VA. If there is a really large library or a Mormon Family History Library near you, why not call them and see if they have the Census books or microfilm you could look through.

Re: Any BLACK Pegrams??

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 7:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
To Sophis Pegram, a Black Pegram from NJ, my family is from NJ too!

Re: Any BLACK Pegrams??

Posted: 26 Jul 2009 2:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, Lavern , I have a black pegram /pigram in my family. I have a Willie . Is /Do your pegram ever lived in memphis, tn? It seens that Memphis is place that most people Lived!
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