Gen. James West Pegram

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James West Pegram

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lynchburg, VA
Death: Died in The Lucy Walker
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Gen. John Pegram, US Rep. (DemRep-VA) and Martha Ward Pegram
Husband of Virginia Evans Pegram
Father of Brig. General John Pegram (CSA); Colonel William "Willy" Pegram (CSA); <private> Pegram; <private> Pegram; <private> Pegram and 1 other
Brother of Maria Ward May; Richard Gregory Pegram; William Benjamin Pegram; Mary Lyle Pegram; Virginia Ann Pegram and 7 others
Half brother of John Coleman Pegram and Edward Lyle Pegram

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About Gen. James West Pegram

http://www.sethwarddescendants.org/getperson.php?personID=P5370&tree=SethWardDescendants

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=pegram&GSfn=james&GSmn=west&GSby=1804&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=146830550&df=all&

He died on the Steamboat Lucy Walker, which exploded near New Albany, IN, on the Ohio River.

Reportedly, he died while trying to rescue a woman and her children from the blaze.

His body was never recovered.

There is a memorial stone installed in this cemetery, where a large number of his family is buried.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Walker_steamboat_disaster

Among the dead were General James West Pegram, a lawyer and banker, whose sons would become important Confederate officers in the Civil War. Pegram was also an important leader in the Whig party

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Gen. James West Pegram's Timeline

1804
January 22, 1804
Lynchburg, VA
1829
June 30, 1829
Age 25
Chesterfield Co, VA
1832
January 24, 1832
Age 28
1839
1839
Age 34
Richmond, Dinwiddie, Virginia
1841
June 29, 1841
Age 37
1844
October 23, 1844
Age 40
The Lucy Walker