Re: Isaac J. PUGH b 1835 Virginia.
I am currently at an impasse in Chambers County, Alabama with no escape route in sight. Perhaps you can help. I welcome all suggestions to solve this brick wall.
Research reveals the following:
Teenage boy age 15 Isaac J. PUGH living in the home of Andrew Williamson in 1850 Chambers County, AL with no relative in sight. This is my impasse.
Isaac J. PUGH b 1835 VA – d 21 March 1870.
1850 Census-Isaac J. PEW (sp) –Chambers County AL, age 15 years enumerated with Andrew Williamson family.
26 December 1851 mar @age 16 to Sarah Mary Jane Day age 23 years, Chambers County, AL. Andrew Williamson was surety and paid $200.00.
1860 Census Tallapoosa County, AL record census enumerator spelled his name PUGH
1862 enlisted Civil War and served as Pvt. Co K, Louina Guards, 14th Regiment, captured and injured -prisoner of war
May22, 1865-paroled at Talladega, Alabama
1870 Clay County Alabama Census-Lineville reflects the family of Isaac J. PUGH
1870 Clay County Alabama
Page 266-P.O. Notasulga, Tallapoosa Twp. - Lineville. Alabama
Enumerated 21 July 1870 by _____Ass't Marshall
Dwelling Number/ Families numbered in order of visitation/Name/Age/Sex/Color/Occupation/Value of real estate/Value of personal estate/Place of birth
PUGH, Isaac 35 W M farmer 300 335 VA
Mary J. 48 W F keeps house NC
Mary E. 16 W F Ala
James J. 14 W M works on farm Ala
George 11 W M Ala
Martha L. 9 W F Ala
21 March 1870, Isaac J. PUGH died, source pension affidavit of widow
1880 Randolph County, Al Census record-Isaac J. PUGH listed as head of house
1880 Randolph County, Alabama
Fox Creek - Beat 7 - Page 327C
19th and 21st June 1880 - Joseph W. Mootz, Enumerator
name Relation Sex M/S/W Race Age Birthplace Occupation fathers bp mothers bp
Isaac J. PUGH self M M W 48 VA farmer VA VA
Mary J. PUGH Wife F W 59 NC housekeep NC NC
Sarah TOMPKINS servant F S 28 AL SC GA
Unresolved questions are the following:
Why was Isaac at age 15 years living with the Williamson family?
What is the name of Isaac J. PUGH’s Mother and Father?
What is his connection to any known PUGH line?
Did Isaac really die in 1870?
Why is he listed on the1870 and 1880 Census for Randolph County, Alabama if he died on 21 March 1870 1870?
I look forward to any responses to my brick wall.
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