Peter Pugh


PETER PUGH, was born in New Jersey and migrated with his parents to Burgettstown, Penn. in 1785. About the year 1800 they came to what is known as Fairview, and located on a tract of land containing 400 acres. Peter remained with his father a short time and then removed to Ohio, and he sunk the first salt well on Yellow creek, in which they obtained salt. Whilst there he entered two or three quarters of land, which he soon after disposed of. He was at that time engaged in sinlking salt wells. He returned to Fairview about 1810 and settled on his father's farm, where he staid but a few years, then emigrated east and went to sinking salt wells. In 1818 came back to Fairview and located on the old Pugh farm, where he remained about two years and then settled on the farm now owned by his son David, living there until his death, which sad event took place in 1850, at the advanced age of eighty years. His son David was born near Fairview, June 6, 1806. He lived and worked with his father on the farm until twenty-five years of age. On December 22, 1831, he married Miss Nancy, daughter of Mr. Jonathan Allison, a prominent citizen of the county. After his marriage he took charge of the old homestead. His family consisted of two boys and two girls, namely: Robert W. Pugh; Lizzie, who married Col. R. H. Brown, present sheriff of Hancock county; Peter A., who married Miss O. Campbell, of Cross Creek village, Penn.; Sarah A., who married George A. Spivey, October 1878. He and wife are members of the Fairview Presbyterian church.

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