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                                                                     Pugh Plot
                                                     Rockbridge Township, Richland County, Wisconsin  USA       

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Catalogued May 16, 1975 by H. A. Dieter. Located on the present Kenneth Schaefer farm, section 12, Town of  Rockbridge. It is accessible from a town road leading northward off of County Trunk D near the Gerald Mick residence. Courthouse records has a recorded death certificate for one John Pugh Jr., son of John and Ersula Madden Pugh. The burial location was indefinite except that it was noted to be in a Buck Creek yard. Search was made, some physical and the final one through 1888 tax records produced by Halsey Rinehart, clerk of Rockbridge Township. The young lad's parents are buried in Pleasant Ridge - Willow Cemetery. Several senior citizens attested to the credibility of  accounts received from neighboring areas. Three other Buck Creek burials were reported on the Thomas Higgins farm with no names available. Buck Creek has been a most familiar locale since the first settlers began pushing northward through the county. A town hall and church were long well known landmarks. together with two stores, a  postoffice and one blacksmith shop as noted in a County plat of 1895. This age old Creek continues to flow toward Pine River where it empties a short distance west of Wis. 80. Roads change with the years but one young lad's grave will remain unnoticed even though recorded in county records.

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