Elijah & Issac Pugh

Elijah & Issac Pugh (HM1IV0)

Location: Grove Hill, AL 36451 Clarke County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 42.02', W 87° 49.922'

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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 the 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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Issac, born March 9, 1785 in Wilkes Co., Ga., came to the Mississippi Territory in 1810, settling in a 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.
HM NumberHM1IV0
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Clarke County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 421154 N 3507521
Decimal Degrees31.70033333, -87.83203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.02', W 87° 49.922'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 1.2" N, 87° 49' 55.32" W
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Area Code(s)251, 334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near AL-12, Grove Hill AL 36451, US
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