Maj. Gen. John Pegram, US Rep. (DemRep-VA)

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John Pegram

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Bonneville Plantation, Dinwiddie County, Province of Virginia
Death: April 8, 1831 (57)
Dinwiddie County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Dinwiddie County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Pegram, Jr. and Mary Pegram
Husband of Martha Ward Pegram
Father of John Coleman Pegram; Edward Lyle Pegram; Gen. James West Pegram; Maria Ward May; Richard Gregory Pegram and 10 others
Brother of Elizabeth Scott; Mary Baker Scott; Rebecca Scott; Ann Lyle Pegram; Edward Pegram and 1 other
Half brother of Martha P. Scott; Robert Pegram; William Pegram; Elizabeth Gregory; William Pegram and 2 others

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About Maj. Gen. John Pegram, US Rep. (DemRep-VA)

John Pegram (November 16, 1773 – April 8, 1831) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia and a major general during the War of 1812.

Born at the "Bonneville" plantation in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Pegram attended the common schools. As a young adult, he held various local offices and then served as member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1797 to 1801 and 1813–15. He was a member of the Virginia Senate from 1804 until 1808.

Pegram was the major general of the Virginia militia in the War of 1812 and held field command of all state forces. Following the war, he was appointed United States marshal for the eastern district of Virginia, April 23, 1821.

Pegram was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Peterson Goodwyn. He served from April 21, 1818 – March 3, 1819. He was not a candidate for reelection.

Two of his grandsons became prominent officers in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War—John Pegram and William Ransom Johnson Pegram.

He died at his home in Dinwiddie County and was buried on the family plantation.

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Maj. Gen. John Pegram, US Rep. (DemRep-VA)'s Timeline

November 16, 1773
Dinwiddie County, Province of Virginia
September 27, 1794
Age 20
Dinwiddie, VA
June 26, 1796
Age 22
Dinwiddie, VA
May 7, 1801
Age 27
Dinwiddie, VA
February 1, 1803
Age 29
Dinwiddie, VA
January 22, 1804
Age 30
Lynchburg, VA
February 16, 1806
Age 32
February 21, 1807
Age 33
April 3, 1810
Age 36