Joshua Bales PUGH Nancy Eunice PUGH Anna Elizabeth PUGH Mini tree diagram

Mary Electra MARTEL3,1

also known as Mary E. PUGH2

18511,2 - 14th Aug 18803

Life History


Born in Unionport, Jefferson, Ohio.1,2

after 1864

Married Joshua Bales PUGH in Washington County, Illinois.3,6,6

7th Feb 1874

Birth of daughter Nancy Eunice PUGH in Illinois.2,4

28th Jul 1876

Birth of daughter Anna Elizabeth PUGH in Illinois.5,2


Resident in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States.2

14th Aug 1880

Died in Lamar County, Texas.3


  • I found three different helpful genealogies that reported on this marriage and children, with different names.  While one gives Mary's name as only Mary, two provide Mary's full name as Mary Electra.  One provides information on her parents and siblings.  Mary Martel is reported in one genealogy as born in Unionport, Ohio in 1851.  Another genealogy which had no birth date reports her death on 14 August 1880 in Lamar County, Texas.

    Mynnie Riddler reports Mary's father as John Blampied Martel, born 9 March 1827 in Guernsey County, Ohio.  Her mother was Nancy Maria Sarchet, on 4 October 1831 in the same county.  John died in Washington County, Illinois, where the family moved after Joshua was born in Ohio.  Nancy Maria also died in Washington County on 7 January 1863.

    Mynnie also gives Joshua Pugh's full name as Joshua Bales Pugh.  It appears that Joshua's middle name Bales was a form of the family name Bayless in his father's family.  I am not including that whole line here.

    One genealogy reported the three wives of Joshua, while the other two with Martel family information lacked the other two wives.  The more extensive genealogy reported Joshua's children with Mary Martel as Nancy E and Anna E.  Another one also reported two daughters, as Elizabeth and Eunice.

    A third had the name Eunice Pugh but no name for the second daughter.  It would makes sense that the Elizabeth is one of the other girls' middle name.  Being listed first I am guessing that this Elizabeth is Nancy E, and thus reporting this child as Nancy Elizabeth.  This leaves the name Eunice to match Anna E.

    In the 1880 census the two daughters are reported with the names of Nancy E and Elizabeth A.

    1880 Federal Census, Lamar County, Texas, 5 June, Paris, District 81, page 7, Jefferson St, Hse # 56, Fam #72
    Pugh, Joshua B  W M 43   Watchman OH NC PA
    Pugh, Mary E  W F 29 Wife Keeping House OH OH OH
    Pugh, Nancy E  W F 6 Dau IL OH OH
    Pugh, Elizabeth A  W F 46 Dau IL OH OH


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Mynnie's Family Tree,
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Lamar County, Texas
    • 5 June, Paris, District 81, page 7, Jefferson St, Hse # 56, Fam #72
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
    • Pugh-Gibson Genealogy,*v104t2048&id=I137&ftm=1
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Pugh Family Tree,
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Pugh Family Tree,
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • Gibson-Barnett,

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