Biography of G. W. Prugh
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





G. W. PRUGH, farmer. P. 0. West Jefferson, is a grandson of George W. Prugh, who emigrated from Maryland to Deer Creek, in Somerford Township, Madison Co., Ohio, in 1812, where he and wife both died. Of their eight children, Samuel, the father of George W., was the second, and, from one year old, lived in Madison County, where he now resides. Of his thirteen children, George W. is the fifth, and a brother to S. M. Prugh, County Auditor George W. is a native of Somerford Township„ where he was born in 1842. He matured on his father's farm, and has through life followed agricultural pursuits, save three years spent in the late war. He enlisted, in 1862, in Company B, Ninety fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Richmond. Ky., Jackson, Miss., Vicksburg, siege of Jackson, and many others, and lastly in the battle of Guntown, Miss., or, as historically known, Brice's Cross Road, where he was captured, and subsequently lived six months in the Andersonville Prison, and three months in other rebel prisons. He was one of the few fortunate ones who lived and returned home uninjured at the close of the war. He was married, in 1869, to Martha A. Heffley, and has two children - Addie and Charley. Mr. Prugh is one of the well to do farmers of Jefferson Township, and has 110 acres of well improved land.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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