Re: [SPAM] [Tracing_Pugh_Origins] John Pugh to PA during the 1850's
- --- In Tracing_Pugh_Origins@yahoogroups.com, "hatchb4ck" <hatchb4ck@...>
> > Do we have anyone in our group with ties to PA, MINN, IA, or
> >Hello Joe Pugh
> My Pugh lineage, according to research and first hand experience has
> ties to both Colorado and Minnesota. Although I don't have exact
> information yet as to the location in Colorado, I do have quite a bit
> of documentation on my ancestors in Minnesota. Most of my ancestors
> in Minnesota are in Aitkin and Itasca counties.
> Let me know if I can offer any further information or perhaps we can
> share the information that we have.
> Joe Pugh
My greatgrandfather (John Pugh born abt. 1831) came from Wales during
the 1850's and lived in Penn (Johnstown area) and married in that area
abt. 1865. He was naturalized Sept. 18, 1868 in Ebensburg, Penn.
He moved to Blue Earth County, Minn. and lived close to a brother Thomas
during 1869. John Pugh returned to Johnstown, Penn. in March of 1871
where he died on May 30, 1871.
John had one son (Benjamin, my grandfather) born 16 Dec. 1867. After
John's death Ben lived with his mother (Mary Ann) in the Iowa City, Iowa
area. After Ben's mother died (11 Dec. 1891) he traveled to Colorado
and lived in Cripple Creek working in the gold mines.
Ben met and married ( 10 Jan. 1900) Nettie Mae Stephenson (she worked in
a bording house which served gold miners). They had five children which
included my father (John S Pugh). Ben obtained a homestead east of
Denver and died 2 Dec. 1944.
Joe, Do our families have any connect?
Ben Morgan Pugh