Pegan: Roy D. Pegan Collection, 1890-1968

Call number:  MG-46

1 box     8 folders     .5 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 2

Scope and Content Note:  This collection contains handwritten volumes which contain genealogy, family reunion records, poems and a list of the ages of death of prominent American and foreign generals, and childhood memories of Sunday school and church activities. Three diaries recount everyday activities between 1890 and 1898.

Creator:  Pegan, Roy D.

Conditions for Access:  Please make an appointment with the Archives staff to view the Pegan Coat of Arms.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Folders 1-8, gift of R. M. Urban from the estate of Roy D. Pegan, October 1958.  Coat of Arms, gift of Clair J. Grove.

Custodial History (Provenance):

Accruals:  No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:  Roy D. Pegan Collection (MG-46), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.

Subject Headings:

Genealogy. (LHo-LOC sh 85053742)

Family records. (LHo-LOC sh 85047062)

Diaries. (LHo-LOC sh 85037601)

Heraldry. (LHo-LOC sh 85060322)

Search Terms:

Coat of arms


Family crest

Family records

Family reunion

Finding aids


Manuscript groups


Processing History:  Processed and finding aid prepared in 1998. This collection has been documented, preserved and managed according to professional museum and archives standards. The finding aid was updated using DACS conventions.

Folder 1  Echoes from the Pegan Reunions, 1933-1939. Record of activities, expenditures and receipts, attendance register, and newspaper articles about the family reunion.

Folder 2  Pegan Reunions, 1940 / Reminiscent of Sunday School and Church Days, 1958. Record of activities, expenditures and receipts, attendance register, and newspaper article about the 12th family reunion. Memories of Sunday school and church activities beginning in 1877.

Folder 3  Diary of everyday events for 1890. Hand-copied poems by various poets. Comparison of ages at death of American and foreign generals. Record of deaths of prominent men.

Folder 4  Diary of everyday events from September 1890 to August 1892.

Folder 5  Diary of everyday events from October 1894 to April 1898.

Folder 6  A Genealogy of the Pegan Clan, 1941. Shows descendants of Andrew Pegan and Jane S. Leiper; James Pegan and Jean Gowan; and Margaret Pegan and Allen Miller. Burial places are recorded toward the end of the volume. Transferred from the library, 30 December 2008.

Folder 7  Who’s Who.  Descendants of the Pegan family who settled in southern Lancaster County (Martic Twp.) about 1725 or 1730. Contains genealogy, photograph, photocopies of documents, coat of arms, a land draft, and a New Era article about Mr. Pegan. Transferred from the library, 30 December 2008.

Folder 8  Pegan Clan in Pictures. Contains drawing of 1749 gravestone and photographs of family members, homesteads, and churches. ca. 1968. Gift of R. D. Pegan.

Coat of Arms. From the Pegan Reunion. No date. Gift of Clair J. Grove.