|Julia married David Pugh in 1856. David Pugh was
born 1829 and died April 5, 1896.
—Source: Vital Statistics in NB Newspapers.
The Headquarters, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Dec. 5, 1860:
“On Monday last, Mr. David Pugh, who resides at the
Nashwaaksis Stream near its junction with the Saint
John River, opposite Fredericton, left home in
company with his wife in order to come to town. On
reaching the ice, Mr. Pugh passed over the worst part
of it, and then returned for Mrs. Pugh but their united
weight was too much for the imperfect ice to bear, and
they broke through together; but succeeding for a short
time to keep their heads over water their cries were
heard by the neighbors who hastened to their rescue.
Mr. Pugh’s brother, Stephen, was the first to reach
them, but he also broke through. In the meantime, the
greatest efforts were made by the drowning parties to
save each others lives, but even with the aid of those
who came to their rescue, Mr. Pugh was taken out in a
state of insensibility, while, we, deeply regret to add,
the utmost efforts afterwards made to resuscitate Mrs.
Pugh proved unavailing. The deceased was, we
understand, in the 22nd year of her age, and leaves two
young children, to whom she alluded in her dying
moments as well as a very large circle of friends to
lament their loss.”
After Julia died, David had Sarah Hartt Cook help with
the family. Sarah Cook was the widow of James Cook
and sister of Julia. George L. Pugh used to
affectionately refer to her as “Auntie Cook.” Julia is
buried in the Loyalist Burial Ground, Fredericton, with
her father, George C. Hartt, and her mother, Jane.
Children of Julia (Hartt) & David Pugh: