In the 1880 census, this Pugh family has a John Robertson, age 73, living with them, and it's John Roberton's connection to the Pugh's I'd like to know about.
John Robertson and his family, sons John M. and Andrew J and their familes, plus the Pugh family, moved from West Point, Lawrence County TN to Lawrence County AR in about 1880 - 1881, and many members of the party died enroute. The story is told in "Mother of Counties: Lawrence County AR" under the name "John Robinson" (the family name is also sometimes spelled Roberson), and in that section it says that a William Pugh told of the migration from TN to AR, and that the Pugh family is related to the Robinson family.
Do you have any information on the Robinson/Pugh connection? I was wondering if the mother listed in the census, Caroline, was a Robinson, as John M. named one of his daughters Caroline.
Also, the copy of the census that I have does not show William F. as deceased but as head of household. I got my copy of the census from the LDS site; from where did you get your copy?