James & Mary Whitmel Pugh, Francis Pugh 1760s Cumberland Co (Bladen) Land Grants
I descend Wilmington War of 1812 militia, artillery 4th Sgt. Joshua James, Sr., son of Capt. John James (Society of the Cincinnati lineage of W. Clark James of Wilmington) and Mrs. Martha Pugh James, sister of (Ens. Whitmel Pugh?). John was killed age 16 by Tories whilst crossing the Lumber River. Martha widowed, wed Ephrain Sholar (some James descend both her husbands). Martha's parents were James and Mary Whitmel Pugh, Sr., of eastern Cumberland Co. (then Bladen), N.C. Their land grant adjoining Francis Pugh. Who were this Francis and James Pugh Sr's parents?Who was Mrs. Mary Whitmel Pugh's parents? James A. Miller, Jr., 4978 N. Hampton Dr., Southport, N.C. 28461-7420.