I’ve been researching the African-American Pegues family and adding its members to WikiTree for a few months now. I do this in collaboration with another WikiTree member, Emma MacBeath, who began working on the family first at the request of a third party. Their roots are in North Carolina or South Carolina and she is keeping her focus there. Some of the Pegueses migrated to an area in Lafayette County, Mississippi where many of my paternal ancestors are from. I discovered my first Pegues family member in Oxford, which is about 10 miles south of Abbeville, the birthplace of several of my ancestors.
To my knowledge I’m not related to the Pegues family, though I wouldn’t be surprised if I turned out to be because of how large the family is and the fact that there were several Pegues family clusters in the same area as my paternal ancestors for generations.
I’ve discovered some interesting things about them that I will likely write posts about, starting with the first member I came across, Paris Boyd Pegues (1898-1927). Ancestry has a page with facts about Pegues, including a list of historical figures with the Pegues name.
New: Emma created a Pegues One Name Study on WikiTree for everyone whose surname is Pegues (regardless of birth).