I'm searching for information about my husband's great great grandparents: Benjamin F. Pugh born 1836 in Ohio; his parents were born in VA. He married Nancy Rose February 2,1862 in Hancock County, Illinois. Nancy Rose was born in Illinois; her father was born in Kentucky and mother was born in Virginia.
They had the following children according to the 1880 Census of Des Moines Township, Mahaska County,Iowa: (1)Elizah S. age 17(2)Sidney E. age 14(3)Arthur F. age 11 (4)William A. age 9(5)David B. age 3 and (6)Lucy age 1 The first four were born in Illinois.David and Lucy were born in Iowa.
We were told by an aunt that they had a daughter named Lydia who married a Patorfield, but she wasn't on the 1880 Census. Lydia would have been born in Illinois; probably late 1862.
Benjamin and Nancy Pugh came to Iowa from Augusta, Illinois in 1875 and settled at Given, which is near Eddyville, Iowa.