Grove Hill in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Elijah & Isaac 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 in Grove Hill.
Erected 2012 by the Clarke County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1896.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: US Highway 84, Grove Hill AL 36451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on August 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.