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Valentine Pegg

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  • Name  Valentine Pegg 
    Born  10 Apr 1744  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  4 Nov 1828  White Water Mm, Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I1676  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  19 Nov 2008 

    Father  William Pegg,   b. 1700, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Kent, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Unknown 
    Family ID  F1504  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Stafford,   b. Abt 1748, Abbotts Mill, Sussex, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1790 
    Married  Abt 1769  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Pegg,   b. 24 Oct 1768,   d. 27 Oct 1839, Whitewater MM, Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Pegg,   b. 10 Oct 1770, Rowan, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1846, Green, Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Pegg,   b. 9 Dec 1772,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Nathan Pegg,   b. 6 Nov 1774,   d. 30 Aug 1814, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Pegg,   b. 7 Feb 1777,   d. 9 Oct 1846, Madison, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Caleb Pegg,   b. 9 Mar 1779,   d. 14 Mar 1839
     7. Valentine Pegg,   b. 16 Aug 1781, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Pegg,   b. 25 Jan 1788,   d. 4 Jan 1867
     9. Lydia Pegg,   b. 28 Mar 1790, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1850, Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  19 Nov 2008 
    Family ID  F1502  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Mills,   b. 8 Jan 1750, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1820, White Water Mm, Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Feb 1806  Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified  19 Nov 2008 
    Family ID  F592  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Sarah Griffin,   b. 10 Oct 1773, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1854, Marion, Grant, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Apr 1821  Whitewater MM, Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  30 Nov 2012 
    Family ID  F1503  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1744 - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1769 - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Feb 1806 - Guilford, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Nicolite Map
    Nicolite Map
    Nicolite Map, Guilford, North Carolina

  • Notes 
    • By Barbara Epaves; Posted on Ancestery.com;
      VALENTINE PEGG, born April 10, 1744, Maryland; died Nov. 24, 1828 in Whitewater, Wayne Co., IN.
      VALENTINE, during 1770, was living in Mispillion Hundred, Kent County, Delaware. He migrated to Guilford County, NC as part of the Nicholite sect from the Maryland/Delaware border area and was one of the original Nicolite settlers in the Guilford County area.
      -- VALENTINE married his first wife, MARY STAFFORD, b: ca. 1748, Sussex Co., DE. She was the daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Stafford. MARY and VALENTINE were married prior to May, 1776. Source of marriage date: MARY's father, Henry Stafford II, stated in his will, dated May 21, 1776, that "I also give to my daughter Mary Pegg: the sum of one shilling - Sterling". Henry's gift to "Mary Pegg" indicates that Mary had married Valentine Pegg prior to 1776.
      --VALENTINE & MARY (Stafford) are believed to have had three daughters: Elizabeth, born Feb.7, 1777, possibly in Deep River, Guilford County, NC ( who married Daniel Nicholson on May 11, 1801, Rowan Co., NC); Mary Jr., born January 25, 1788 in Deep River, Guilford County, NC and Lydia, born March 28, 1790 in Deep River, Guilford County, NC.
      -- MARY Sr. died sometime in 1790(probably shortly after the birth on March 28, 17 of her third daughter, Lydia ) in Deep River, Guilford Co., N.C. MARY Sr. and VALENTINE were married prior to May, 1776.
      -- After the death of his first wife, (Mary Stafford) in 1790, VALENTINE married his second wife, the widow Mary Cook, whose maiden surname was "Mills". Source: EQC - Deep River MM, Guilford, NC ( page # 833), that VALENTINE married a MARY COOK on December 4, 1806.
      ---- VALENTINE bought land on the East Fork of Deep River, Guilford County, NC in 1784.
      -- In 1778, VALENTINE was among those who signed "The Nicolite Petition" addressed to the NC General Assembly.
      -- As the Nicholites disintegrated, VALENTINE requested membership in a Quaker meeting as did most other Nicholites. According to the Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy (EQC), VALENTINE was "received on request" by Deep River on May 6, 1805. His daughter, LYDIA was " received on request" by Deep River on June 3, 1805. Was LYDIA another daughter of VALENTINE and MARY STAFFORD or was she one of VALENTINE's known daughters, i.e., ELIZABETH or MARY, who was using the name "LYDIA"? Source: Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy (EQC) - Deep River MM, Guilford, NC ( page # 833).
      --VALENTINE and "family" were granted a "certificate" to White Water MM, Indiana on August 8, 1812. MARY and LYDIA were granted a "certificate" to Whitewate MM, Indiana shortly thereafter on September 7, 1812.. In view of the fact that the EQC also states that VALENTINE's daughter MARY -- his daughter by MARY STAFFORD -- had married RICHARD MENDENHALL earlier the same year in February, it is believed the "MARY" who was granted certificate to Whitewater MM, Indiana on September 7, 1812, was apparently VALENTINE's second wife, Mary Mills/Cook. VALENTINE and Mary Mills/Cook migrated to the Whitewater MM, Wayne Co., IN, Dec. 31, 1812.
      -- VALENTINE had a 3rd. wife, Sarah (Small) Griffin who he had married in Wayne Co., IN. April 4, 1821. Sarah died in 1853, in her 80th year.
      -- VALENTINE died on Nov. 24, 1828. He is buried at the Old Friends Burying Ground, Whitewater, Wayne Co, IN.
      The following list of Nicholite pioneers in Guilford County comes from Jack L. Perdue's "The Nicholites of Jamestown and Deep River" in THEGUILFORD GENEALOGIST, Vol 11, No 2, Winter 1984:
      Paris Chipman, James Caldwell, Major Anderson, Isaac Linnegar, Isaac Nichols, Valentine Pegg, Martin Pegg, Levin Charles, William Charles.
      This issue of the GG also abstracts the article "Another Look at Nicholites" published originally by Kenneth L. Carroll in THE SOUTHERN FRIEND, Vol V, No 2, 1983. Names mentioned are: Noble Covey, Horneys, Benjamin Shaw, Sullivan Family, Levin Wright, Joseph Standley, Charles family. Listed as possible Nicholite families: Anderson, Cain, Chilcutt, Cranor, Dawson, Goslin, Gray, Jester, Melvin, Miner, Moore, Ross, Rumly, Russell, Stafford, and Sapp.

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Pegg Family History, Chuck Pegg.

    2. [S169] Whitewater MM, Willard Heiss, (Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis Indiana, 1996), Page 47 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S76] Deep River Monthly Meeting, Vol I, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 806 (Reliability: 3).