Grove Hill in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Elijah & Issac Pugh
Near this spot are the graves of American Revolution soldier Elijah Pugh and his son Issac, a War of 1812 veteran. Elijah, born in Guilford Co., N.C. in 1760, was 18 when he joined a patriot band led by Col. Elijah Clarke at the end of 1778. He saw fierce fighting for three years, most notably at Kettle Creek in Georgia where his life was spared when a pewter flask on his body deflected a bullet. In 1784, he married Ruth Julian, a fellow patriot who as a teenager carried messages between the rebels. They had seven children: Issac, Rezin, Miriam, Jesse, Achsah, Alviah, and Stephen.
A marker honoring other local American Revolution veterans is at the Clarke County Museum
Erected 2012 by the Clarke County Historical Society.
Location. 31° 42.02′ N, 87° 49.922′ W. Marker is in Grove Hill, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 84 at milepost 40 and Crescent Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 84. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: U.S. Highway 84, Grove Hill AL 36451, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clarke County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Grove Hill, Alabama (approx. 3.3 miles away); Colored and White Soldiers of World War I (approx. 3.3 miles away); Clarke County Soldiers Of The American Revolution (approx. 3.3 miles away); Creagh Law Office (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Sinquefield (approx. 6.8 miles away); Kimbell - James Massacre (approx. 7.3 miles away); Reverend Timothy Horton Ball, A. M. (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grove Hill.
Also see . . . Clarke County Museum biography on Elijah Pugh. (Submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian •
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