1. Robert Bartlett Pugh was born on 3 Jul 1867 in Texas. He died on 31 Jul 1927 in Brown Co, Texas.
Elected Sheriff of Brown Co 11/5/1918; re-elected 11/2/1920
R. B. PUGH was elected on November 5, 1918, re-elected November 2, 1920, and served until January 1,
1923. Contributed by Patsy Johnson in Brownwood at email@example.com
1880 US census - Brown Co Texas Pct 1 — w/mother & stepfather - William Cain
1900 US census - Brown Co, Texas Pct 6
1910 US census - Brown Co, Texas Pct 6
1920 US census - Brown Co, Texas - Brownwood Ward 1
Date of birth and death from Mclnnis Funeral home records
Stories from local newspapers:
‘Several young Lotharios were in jail in Brownwood (what is now the Brown Co Museum of History). To pass time, they sent an ad to a matrimonial newspaper stating they were wealthy bachelors who lived in a castle by the side of a wide and beautiful river. They enclosed their pictures and wanted to correspond with young ladies who were interested in matrimony and desired to live in their chalet. The local postmaster was swamped with mail Sheriff Bob Pugh had to assign a special deputy to distribute the mail to the jailbirds. (The Nice and the Nasty in Brown County, A collection of Stories by Ruth Griffin Spence; Banner Printing Co, Brownwood, Texas; pg 92)
Inmates Start A Matrimonial Bureau
“Brownwood, Texas. Eight prisoners in the Brown County Jail started a matrimonial agency through a letter to the Chief of Police at Camden, New Jersey.
“In their letter to the Camden officer, these jail birds represented themselves as eight hard working cowboys, living on a lonely ranch, and they wanted to get in correspondence with some nice girls with a view of matrimony. The Camden officer turned the letter over to the Camden Newspaper which published the love pleading epistle under the caption the eight lonely Texas Cowboys were wanting brides in New Jersey.”
From Democrat-- Voice
June 10, 1921
Robert married (Josephine E. ?) Josephine was born in Dec 1867 in Texas. They had the following children:
2F i. May Pugh was born in May 1893 in Texas.
3M ii. Robert B Pugh was born on 18 Sep 1902 in Brown Co, Texas. He died on 25 Jul 1916 in
Brown Co, Texas. He was buried in Bangs Cemetery, Brown Co, Texas.