Biography of John Pugh
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Pugh, John, was born in the north of Wales, March 23, 1821, and came to America in 1847, settling in Canajoharie, where he resided till 1854. He then came to Orleans county and settled a mile south of Holley, in the town of Clarendon, where he soon purchased a small farm, and five years later bought a farm on the Hulberton road in the town of Clarendon, and here lived for five years, building barns and making many improvements on his place. In 1864 he bought of A. L. Salisbury the farm where he has since resided, in the southwest part of the town. Here he erected a substantial house and otherwise improved the property and by economy and untiring industry has acquired a competency. For several years Mr. Pugh owned a boat, and was engaged on the canal. He is a member of the United Brethren, and also contributed towards the building of the church in Clarendon in 1869. In 1847 he married Elizabeth Goff, who died in 1890.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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