September 8, 1800
SALE OF LAND
By virtue of an order of the Orphan's Court of the county of Northumberland, will be exposed to sale, on Tuesday the seventh day of October next, between the hours of 10 o'clock in the forenoon and 4 in the afternoon of said day, at the house of Joseph Pegg, on the premises, A certain Plantation or tract of Land, situate in Catawissa township in said county, containing Three Hundred and Fourteen and one Quarter acres of Land, and the usual allowance of 6 per cent, with the appurtenances the same being part of the real estate of Philip Albright, deceased. Attendance will be given, and terms made known on the day of sale, by George Albright, and George Small, administrators of said Philip Albright. By order of the Court, Jasper Ewing, Clerk of Orphans Court.
There are sixty acres of said Land cleared and in good order, about six acres of which is meadow; there is also a Barn and two good Dwelling Houses, a Saw-mill, on a good stream; and a great quantity of excellent Timber on said Land. George Albright, George Small, Admin. August 26th, 1800.
October 30, 1838
In Sawpit, on Tuesday evening, the 10th ult., Mrs. Mary Pegg, wife of Mr. John Pegg.
May 20, 1839
Among the passengers in the steamer Liverpool, sailed on Saturday morning from New York, were Mrs. Mary Bailey, Messrs. W. H. Mercer, H. M. Walker, John Moss, C. J. Biddle, Jos. Pegg, of Philadelphia, and the Hon. Daniel Webster, lady and daughter.
March 25, 1846
Benjamin Pegg, a revolutionary soldier, died last week near Covington, Miami county, Ohio, aged one hundred years and ten months.
March 26, 1863
The friends and those of the family are invited to attend the funeral, from her late residence, No. 52 West Forty-sixth street, on Saturday afternoon, at one o'clock, without further invitation.
October 12, 1863
SAMUEL W. PEGG
April 24, 1871
Mr. Randall Pegg, an old, well-known and eccentric citizen of the Sixth ward, died on Saturday afternoon. There is hardly a citizen of Washington who has not seen him, hat in hand, even in mid-winter, pacing all over town, as he said, "for exercise," and at times would have all the semblance of a lunatic, and yet, save for this one peculiarity, Mr. Pegg was a quiet, honest man, all his days, and was never known to harm anybody or do a wrong act.
August 16, 1877
In this City, August 15th, at 2 p.m., of convulsions, Winnie Haynes Culmer, daughter of G. F. and Annie Culmer, aged 2 years and 6 months.
In the 13th Ward of this City, of general debility, James Pegg, in the 82nd year of his age.
Deceased was a native of Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, joined the Church in Sydney, Australia, twenty-three years ago, and emigrated from the latter place during the present year, arriving in this City ten weeks since. Elder Pegg was a diligent and faithful Latter-day Saint, and was greatly respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
Funeral services at 10 a.m. to-morrow, at late residence of deceased. Friends of the family are invited.
Dec 8, 1892
AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION
MR. JOSEPH PEGG
Recently Captain Pegg made a trip to Europe, and in order that the officers of the state department might earn their money, as well as to show his own importance, the captain secured a passport-secured it personally in Washington, so as to make sure that it was all right.
In the passport a description of the person is always written, but this the captain, in the hurry of preparation, neglected to read.
One day, while dining at a restaurant in Berlin, an official entered, and tapping the captain on the shoulder said:
"Do I look like a convict?" demanded the captain.
"Possibly not, but in any case I must see your passport."
In his confusion the captain, instead of producing his passport, handed the officer the bill of fare. The latter commenced to read:
"Sheep's head, neck of mutton, pig's feet. Very good, sir, the description talies; you must come along."
Jan 28, 1894
WORRIED TO DEATH BY AN INDICTMENT
Dr. Austin Pegg, of Ossian, Iowa, died there today of brain fever. He was under indictment here with Pension Agent Van Lewen, and it is supposed worry killed him.
December 15, 1895
FORTUNE AWAITS THEM
The following which appeared in the press dispatches more than two months ago, gives an interesting account of an old lease now lapsed in the city of Philadelphia in which certain Knoxville parties are particularly interested:
Portland, Oregon, December 23.
In 1793 Daniel Pegg leased thirty-four acres of land to the city of Philadelphia for a term of 99 years. The land was subsequently parceled out subject to this lease, as the records are said to show, and in time became part of the great city. For 40 years no lease money has been paid and aside from the property itself there is a large claim against the city. Gillingham will shortly leave for Philadelphia to accelerate proceedings.
The information contained in the above dispatch has proven especially interesting to at least two residents of Knoxville, who have been notified that they are among the beneficiaries of the magnificent estate mentioned above.
They are Mr. Wm. P. Pegg, (familiarly known as "Bob") and his sister, Mrs. H. C. Barry, grandchildren of Frederick Pegg, who died here many years ago and who was a grandson of Daniel Pegg above referred to.
A journal reporter in attempting to gather further details of the matter yesterday learned that the young man mentioned as one of the heirs was temporarily absent from the city, but later he gathered from Mr. H. C. Barry a very interesting statement regarding the big bonanza.
"So far as I know there can be no longer any objection to its publication," said Mr. Barry, "especially since it is the expressed desire of Mr. Gillingham that the matter be made public in order that all heirs may present their claims. It all came about in this way," he continued, "A letter from a relative enclosed the above dispatch clipped from a Cincinnati paper and requested correspondence on the subject, adding that the earliest ancestor of whom any record exists, according to family tradition came to this country from England whan a lad of fifteen in the early part of the seventeenth century, locating in Philadelphia, when that city was the national capital. Here is a letter received from a relative in Indiana, who is in possession of records giving the names of ancestors back to Daniel. An explanatory letter from Mr. Gillingham mentioned above says: "The property embraces thirty acres, now built up in solid brick structures in the business portion of Philadelphia, and four acres are occupied by union depot and buildings, the wole with forty years' rent due being now estimated at ninety millions."
"Besides these, a number of other letters have been received by the heirs here from claimants in different states, as well as from attorneys, regarding the estate. Some of the claimants-there are about seventy-are giving powers of attorney for the settlement of their claims at the best advantage, while others will probably await the result of the big lawsuit which will inevitably folow."
Jan 9, 1896
WILL SECURE PART OF $66,000.000.
James Boone, Mrs. C. R. Johnson, and Eugene Boone were today officially informed that it had been proved that they are among the fifty-four heirs to the Pegg estate of $66,000,000, at Philadelphia, Pa., soon to be secured by the claimants. Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Bryan of Cincinnati, Ohio, Charles Pegg of Batavia, Ohio, and L. M. Bryan, author of "A Guide to the Civil Service," are among the other heirs. The mother of the Boones of Decatur was a Pegg. Her grandfather was a brother of Daniel Pegg. President Buchanan gave to the paternal grandparents of the Pegg family a land grant for the property in question, and the ninety-nine-year lease will expire in a short time. The Decatur heirs are a hard-working people.
Jan 12, 1896
MR. PEGG AN HEIR TO MILLIONS
M. A. Pegg of 1116 1/2 Michigan avenue, a salesman for the St. Louis Avenue Beef company, a branch of the Swift Packing company, is of the opinion that he is one of the heirs to 66 million dollars' worth of property in Philadelphia, which has recently reverted to the Pegg family by the expiration of a ninety-nine year lease, Fifty-four heirs have already put in their claims. Mr. Pegg's uncle, A. B. Pegg of Terre Haute, Ind., recently wrote to him and said that he was preparing to take the matter into court.
Jan. 30, 1896
MRS. CRUM AN HEIR
The press dispatches recently have contained announcements regarding the Pegg estate in Philadelphia, estimated to be worth $66,000,000 and soon to be distributed among the heirs. The estate comprises an immense tract of land granted by Buchanan to the Pegg family. A large part of it was allenated from the control of the owners by a ninety-nine-year lease which will soon terminate. Mrs. Hannah Crum, 720 Broadway, is a daughter of Elizabeth Antill and a grand-daughter of Nancy Pegg, who was a sister to Daniel Pegg, one of the original owners of the estate. Mrs. Crum has proof of her descent and will assert her claim as one of the heirs to the vast estate.
February 9, 1896
ANOTHER HEIR TO PEGG ESTATE
Mrs. Samuel Cook, leader of the Women's Christian Temperance union, and who is known over the state in that connection, has information that she is one of the direct heirs of Valentine Pegg, deceased, who left an estate in Philadelphia valued at $75,000,000.
Feb 12, 1896
HEIRS TO A BIG ESTATE
A vast fortune in Philadelphia is said to await Samuel Pegg, a farmer of this county, and he will leave Tuesday to look after his share. The estate is valued at $85,000,000, and the property consists of about thirty acres in the central part of Philadelphia. Mr. Pegg has traced his relationship, and finds that the man who left the vast wealth was the only uncle of his father, Rev. Reuben Pegg. There was one brother and a sister. There are only five known living descendants, and by descent Samuel Pegg comes into possession of one-eighth of the estate. They have been notified by their lawyer in Philadelphia, who has been for some time working on the case, that a division will be made as soon as they can all go and claim their rights.
March 20, 1896
RECEIVED A PENSION AND DIED
Last Friday James Pegg, a veteran of the late war, who resided in Peoria, received a check for over $300 from the pension department. He deposited the check in a bank and as he was leaving the building he was seized with hemorrhage of the nose and on Monday he died.
April 1, 1896
NO PEGG ESTATE
The officials and clerks in the offices of the Prothonotary and Register of Wills, are over-run with inquiries and letters pertaining to what purports to be the estate of Daniel Pegg.
The officers state positively that there is no such estate, and they are greatly annoyed at the fictitious accounts which have been published throughout the country.
April 6, 1896
THE PEGG HEIRS' CLAIM
The Pegg heirs of this and adjoining States who seek to obtain possession of 35o acres of land in the heart of Philadelphia, have formed an association and are now arranging for a big meeting, to be held at Columbus on April 11.
The famous case of the Anneke Jans Bogardus heirs for the possession of millions' worth of property situated in the heart of the New York business section and held by the Trinity Church Corporation has a parallel in the Pegg suit in this State. The Anneke Jans heirs have formed an incorporated company for the prosecution of their claims. The descendants of Pegg have not been so radical, but they have an association that answers the purpose just as well.
At present Colonel Innes, of the State Capitol, in company with L. L. Pegg, is in Philadelphia looking after their interests by examining records and tracing the genealogical branches. At the meeting of the heirs a decision will be made by the Pegg Association in the premises.
It is stated that if the original property granted in the patent was held together it would to-day be worth $850,000,000.
Clerks and officials in the offices of the Prothonotary and Register of Wills are almost upset by the numerous letters and inquiries pouring in, asking for information concerning what purports to be the estate of Daniel Pegg. The officers declare with a good deal of emphasis that no such estate exists.
December 31, 1897
Bath, South Dakota, Dec. 29
Elijah Pegg returned home to Mason, Minn., Friday night.
April 26, 1899
December 21, 1901
A MYTHICAL ESTATE
In response to a communication from William H. Bryan, of Buffalo, inquiring after the "Pegg estate," supposed to be worth millions, with large deposits in the treasury of this city, City Treasurer Moore yesterday replied for the benefit of Mr. Bryan and others making similar inquiries that the estate and deposits, as far as he knows, have nothing but a mythical existence. Numerous other inquiries have been received, which Mr. Moore believes to have been inspired by unscrupulous agents seeking dupes.
August 23, 1902
LAY CLAIM TO THE QUAKER CITY
During the coming week several sorts of persons living in various parts of Indiana and adjoining state will meet in Indianapolis to raise funds to send legal representatives to Philadelphia to establish their claim to property in the business district of that cityvalued at millions of dollars, which they claim is due them as descendants of Daniel Pegg, the original owner of the land. The heirs claim that Pegg owned 350 acres of land in what is now the heart of Philadelphia, on a grant from the lieutenant governor of the colony of New York, which was leased to the city of Philadelphia, William Penn. The heirs believe that they can prove title to the ground, which it is declared was leased to the city of Philadelphia by Daniel Pegg, the third of the line. They have engaged able counsel to represent them and go to Philadelphia to search the records for the proofs. In order to prove the claim it will first be necessary to secure a plat of the ground, a very difficult thing, the attorneys say, and if the proof is abtainable, suit will be filed to recover the property and moneys due them for rental on the lease.
The claimants have two or three times before attempted to investigate the claim, but have never had sufficient funds. It is believed that at next week's conference the sufficient amount will be raised to push the matter to a conclusion.
March 1, 1904
WANT FIFTY MILLIONS WORTH OF CITY LAND
The Pegg heirs have turned up again. They claim title to all the property in the Northern Liberties district from Vine to Poplar streets and from Third street to the Delaware River. They yesterday visited Lawyer J. Joseph Murphy and deposited with him a great mass of papers yellow with age.
Mr. Murphy promised to look into their case carefully. He said that as the property claimed was worth about $50,000,000, saving nothing of all of the back rents, his fee ought to be about fifteen millions, if they recovered. That sum made him happier than he always is. The base of the claim is that Daniel Pegg leased the territory for 99 years and that the term has expired. Fifty years ago the name of Daniel Pegg was a household word in that section of the city. Pegg street was named in his honor. The creek where Willow street now is was then called Pegg's Run.
Nov. 16, 1907
Feb 13, 1908
GOVERNOR HONORS DANVILLE MAN
Robert J. Pegg, of this town, was today notified that he has been appointed by Governor Stuart as trustee of the Hospital for the Insane at this place, vice Harry M. Schoch deceased.
September 29, 1908
August 16, 1911
FALLS OFF WAGON; KILLED
John Pegg, aged about 75 years, was found dead in his woods near Ringoes last night. Pegg drove to the woods in the afternoon. There was a large gash on his head. It is believed he fell from the wagon, his head striking a stone. Pegg was a former constable of Amwell township and was well known.
June 3, 1914
November 16, 1918
Estate of Harry W. Pegg, late of Kingston, Edward W. Pegg, administrator, value $1000.
December 19, 1921
A surprise party was held Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Davis, of Shawnee avenue, in honor of their daughter, Miss Eleanor. A delightful evening was spent in games and singing.
At a late hour luncheon was served to the following: Margaret Davis, Margaret Jones, Lawrence Pegg, Mabel Richards, Evan Davis, Warren Meyer, Marie Evans, Eleanor Davis, Anna Davis, Trixie Powell, Malcolm Scott, Roy Reese, Ruth Jones, Benjamin Trimcavage, Mildred Reese, Hannah Davis, Janet Humphreys, David Lloyd, Ralph Humphreys, Madeline Walzack, William Reese, Ruth Patten, Mr. and Mrs. M. Davis and daughter, Margaret.
July 24, 1922