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Grove Hill in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Elijah & Issac Pugh

 
 
Elijah & Issac Pugh Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
1. Elijah & Issac Pugh Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Side 1
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.
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Side 2
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Issac, born March 9, 1785 in Wilkes Co., Ga., came to the Mississippi Territory in 1810, settling in an area soon to become Clarke Co. He lived a year with the Choctaw Indians and became a friend of Pushmataha, the tribe's paramount chief. In 1811, he brought his wife, Hannah Baskin, who he married in 1809, and his parents and siblings here. During the Creek War, the southern campaign of the War of 1812, he fought in the Battle of Burnt Corn and was later picked by Pushmataha to train 3,000 warriors.
A marker honoring other local American Revolution veterans is at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill.
 
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
Elijah & Issac Pugh Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
2. Elijah & Issac Pugh Marker (Side 2)
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 7 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); Clarke County Soldiers Of The American Revolution (approx. 3.3 miles away); Colored and White Soldiers of World War I (approx. 3.3 miles away); Creagh Law Office (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Landrum Site (approx. 5.2 miles away); Union Methodist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fort Sinquefield (approx. 6.8 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 & SettlersWar of 1812War, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Wide view of marker area looking east on U.S. Highway 84. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
3. Wide view of marker area looking east on U.S. Highway 84.
Wide view of marker looking south towards Crescent Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
4. Wide view of marker looking south towards Crescent Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 11, 2016.
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