OK..Thomas...your query sent me on the "hunt".I had some research records of a very trusted researcher.He gave me the notes in 2008 in the hopes that I could track down some missing links (particulary 1st marriage of Willoughby Pugh (decd. 1790).I had mainly only concerned myself with that aspect of research but I was amazed when I looked back into the wealth of material he had given me.First, I tried to do some checking this morning for census data for 1820 - 1830 period to pinpoint the movements of Young Pugh from VA to TN. I really felt like this may be your connection to my family.See what you think:
Young Pugh, son of Willoughby Pugh (decd. 1790), is said to have died in TN in 1834 - 1835.According to this information he may have been married twice, first wife unknown and 2nd wife, Mary Ann Landrum. This from my source who researched this family the old fashioned way, long before computers.I put his research aside and accessed Census/Tax data to get a baseline and found that Young Pugh, son of Willoughby Pugh(decd 1790) shows up in census/tax data around 1800 and was still in Charlotte County, VA in 1820.I had trouble accessing the 1830 census for Charlotte County, VA to check and see if he was still in VA at that point.I was able to access the records for Greene County, TN where he supposedly relocated and died in 1835.I could find no Pughs at all in Greene County in 1830.
Greene Co. was formed from Washington County and I found that there was a High Sheriff for Washington Co., TN. named Jonathan Pugh in the late 1780s.I also found a marriage of interest from Greene County, TN between Nancy Pugh to William Landrum in Jan. 30, 1799. This made me sit straight up in the chair as the Landrum and Pugh families had very tight connections in VA.Willoughby Pugh (decd in 1790) was married to a Martha Landrum.Young Pugh was married to a Mary Ann Landrum, the daughter of Young Landrum (March 7, 1792 in Amelia Co., VA).
I now went back to the notes from my trusted source and this is what unfolded as I read:
Willoughby Pugh decd. 1790) lived in Chesterfield Co., VA prior to moving toCharlotte Co., one of his neighbors was Samuel Landrum, most likely Martha's brother. According to the same source in 1763, just prior to the move from Chesterfield Co., VA to Charlotte Co. Va., Willoughby sold some land he held in Chesterfield to Young Landrum. It was 127 acres in Dale Parish. Next to this notation the researcher has a note on Young Landrum's name "see Young Landrum in Essex Co. and Amherst Co. & inTN."
Young Pugh served in the Revolutionary war.In his application for a pension he states he was born in Cumberland Co., VA on June 1, 1754. He claims he lived in all the following places:Charlotte Co., VA; Amherst Co., VA for 4 years, Green Co., TN; Blount Co. Alabama; Macon Co. N.C, WarrenCo., TN for 4 years, now living in Marion Co. TN.He states he was drafted on a number of tours for duty and one in 1782 was as a substitute for John Pugh. According to my source not much is proven on Young's issue but this is what he has written down as his issue: 1. John who married in 1793 to Nancy Stratton, 2. Willoughby Pugh born in 1782 and died in 1853 in Wayne Co. TN and was married to a lady named Mary from KY, 3. Nancy Pugh married to William Landrum in 1799 Green Co. TN. (marriage I located this morning) 4. Samuel D. Pugh who died in 1835 in Marion Co., TN, and finally 5. Mary Pugh who married in 1818 to John Conner.
Sounds like this might be your folks....what do you think?