Sarah Pugsley

Female28 April 1805–1866

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Pugsley was born on 28 April 1805, in Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States, her father, David R Pugsley, was 35 and her mother, Margaret Betz, was 28. She married Thomas Vail Brush on 19 January 1830. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1866, at the age of 61.

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Thomas Vail Brush
Sarah Pugsley
Marriage: 19 January 1830
Jane Louise Brush
Benjamin Vail Brush
Sarah Elizabeth Brush
Richard Alonzo Brush

Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Pugsley - Published information: birth:
  • Sarah Pugsley in entry for Jane L. Brush, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 January 1830
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 20

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon and Somerset): habitational name from a place so called in Warkleigh, Devon. The placename probably derives from an Old English personal name Pocg (genitive Pocges) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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