I don't know if it is the same William E. Pugh but my husbands gggrandfather was a William E. Pugh born around 1805. I found him on the 1850 census in Mathews County, VA He was married to an Adelaide J Hudgins and had five children Elizabeth b: ABT 1842, Mary Elizabeth b:1843 Julia J. b:ABT 1845 William Joseph b: 1849 and John James b: 1852. John James was my husbands ggrandfather. He was married to Mollie Layton(Layden) and the had at least 4 children John James Jr. b:1888, Ida May b: Unknown, Alberta b: ABT 1912. If anyone can give me any further information it would be very helpful. If it the right William E. Pugh I don't before coming to Mathews County in 1850.