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201 Died in the Civil War. CUTTING, Charles H. (I6623)
202 Drowned June 5, 1816. PUFFER, Gilbert F. (I33154)
203 He attended school at Mechanicsville and Mt. Vernon, IA. He lived i n Cedar County, IA, until 1875, when he moved to Missouri and settled i n the town of Cleopatra, where he owns more than a section of land. Hi s home is in Lineville, where he has lived since 1902. He is a large l and owner and stock raiser. PUFFER, Daniel Comstock (I24548)
204 He is a farmer at So. Newfane, VT. PIERCE, Herbert Frank (I16455)
205 Joseph Putnam, will always be remembered for his opposition to Mr. Parris and the witchcraft trails. The position which he took could only have been maintained by one who, like himself, was allied with the principal families of the county. He opposed from first to last the proceedings which disgraced Danvers and his immediate relatives and friends.  PUTNAM, Joseph (I48257)
206 Lived in Canfield, OH PUFFER, Maria Louise (I19468)
207 Lived in Lancaster  DUNN, Mary (I18678)

Leading Aircraftman Norman Ralph Puffer – R 273954 — ACTIVE SERVICE (World War II)
August 17, 1943 a Form – Application Foe Aircrew or Ground Duty – Personal Record on Norman Ralph Puffer was completed. The contents stated that he was unfit for Aircrew (due to colour blindness). The Interviewing Officer’s Assessment stated: “Fine type of boy, well motivated and really wants to fly. Sport loving, alert, keen, well-mannered and should be a credit to the Service. Selection explained and accepted. Recommended for Air Engine Mechanic, War Emergency Training Program.
On September 3, 1943 Norman Ralph Puffer completed the Attestation Paper for the Royal Canadian Air Force at No 11 Recruiting Centre (RC), No 1 Manning Depot (MD) Toronto, Ontario. He was 18 years and 10 months old when, as a single man, he enlisted for the duration of the War. Norman Ralph was born in Clarina, Ontario and gave his birth-date as November 14, 1924. He lists 188 Rubidge Street, Peterborough Ontario as his present address. He indicated that he had no previous Military experience. Norman Ralph’s File indicates that he completed his Primary education at S. S. #9, Dummer; 3 years at Lakefield High School plus a month’s course in machine shop practice. As far as his Trade or Calling is concerned, he lists Fitter Assembler at the Canadian General Electric Company (Genelco Ltd.) Peterborough, Ontario. Norman Ralph was 5? 8½” tall, weighed 119 pounds, brown hair, had a 35½” (expanded), had hazel eyes and could read French. He gave four Character and Ability references: Mr. J. Harvey, Lakefield Ontario, High School Principal; Mr. Snelgrove, Warsaw Ontario, a Minister; Mr. J. Carroll, C/O Genelco Ltd., Plant Foreman and Mr. M. Montgomery, C/O Genelco Ltd., Sel Service Officer. His medical examination took place in Toronto, he had a scar on his right index finger and there is a note which indicates that he is a “good candidate” his colour vision so bad on their tests that he probably wouldn’t be able to qualify for aircrew. Notwithstanding the colour vision restrictions Norman Ralph was deemed fit (Category A), for duty with the RCAF. His next-of-kin was listed as his father, Russell Elmer Puffer, a Diesel Engineer, living at RR #2, Lakefield Ontario. Norman Ralph signed the Declaration and Oath September 3, 1943 in Toronto. The Certificate of Attesting Officer was signed on September 3, 1943. Norman Ralph Puffer was taken-on-strength as an Aircraftman 2nd Class (AC-2) with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and was assigned Service Number R 273954.
September 3, 1943 AC-2 Puffer was taken-on-strength to No11 RC, No 1 MD, Toronto with the trade of an “Air Engine Mechanic (AEM) [War Emergency Training Program (WETP)]. He would have been introduced to a Basic Training Program for about 1 month before being posted. September 4, 1943 AC-2 Puffer indicated that he was Insured with Confederate Life. On October 14, 1943 AC-2 Puffer was struck-off-strength from No 1 MD to No 4 Wireless (W) School at Guelph, Ontario and was taken-on-strength to No 4 W School on October 15, 1943. On December 24, 1943 he was granted 5 days Christmas Leave to December 29, 1943. On March 14, 1944 AC-2 Puffer was granted the trade of AEM (TTS) Standard. On March 18, 1944 he was granted 14 days Annual Leave to April 1, 1944. After 5 months and 3 weeks of training at No 4 W School, on March 31, 1944 AC-2 Puffer was struck-off-strength from No 4 W School to the Technical Training School (TTS) at St. Thomas; he spent 6 weeks here learning Technical Publications. April 1, 1944 he was taken-on-strength with the TTS at St. Thomas, Ontario. A On August 9, 1944 AC-2 Puffer was promoted to the rake of Aircraftman 1st Class (AC-1) and granted the trade of AEM (TTS) C. On August 24, 1944, having trained at the TTS for 5 months and 3 weeks; AC-1 Puffer was struck-off-strength from TTS to RCAF Station Mountain View, Ontario and was taken-on-strength August 25, 1944.
On September 19, 1944 AC-1 Puffer was granted 14 days Embarkation Leave to October 2, 1944. On October 2, 1944, after about 1 month and 7 days training, he was struck-off-strength from RCAF Station Mountain View upon being transferred to No 1 “Y” Depot* Lachine, Québec, he was taken-on-strength on October 3, 1944. Then, on October 13, 1944 AC-1 Puffer was struck-off-strength from No 1 “Y” Depot, Lachine, Québec to the No 3 (RCAF) Progress Review Committee (PRC) at 62 (RCAF) Base, UK. AC-1 Puffer Embarked Canada on October 13, 1944 and Disembarked the UK on October 20, 1944. On October
21, 1944 he was attached to Intelligence (Int) C 337 of the No 3 (RCAF) PRC. On November 15, 1944 he was struck-off-strength from No 3 (RCAF) PRC to 62 (RCAF) Base *The No 1 “Y” Depot handles the transition of personnel.
January 8, 1945 AC-1 Puffer was granted 7 days, plus 48 hours, Privilege Leave to January 16, 1945. January 26, 1945 a document indicated that AC-1 Puffer received training on the: Rifle; Sten Gun; Grenade; and Elementary Fieldcraft at Innsworth, UK. March 3, 1945 AC-1 Puffer was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. March 5, 1945 AC-1 Puffer was granted 7 days, plus 48 hours, Privilege Leave to March 13, 1945; including a Ration Allowance. On June 18, 1945 AC-1 Puffer was struck-off-strength due to repatriation on posting to RCAF Station Debert, Nova Scotia. June 19, 1945 he is taken-on-strength at RCAF Station Debert, Nova Scotia, put on Draft TA 126 Embarkment for Canada; very long range (VLR). On June 20, 1945 AC-1 Puffer was struck-off-strength from RCAF Station Debert to No 1 “Y” Depot, Debert, Nova Scotia. June 21, 1945 he was taken-on-strength to No 1 “Y” Depot, Debert, Nova Scotia. AC-1 Puffer would have Disembark at Halifax about June 25, 1945. June 29, 1945 AC-1 Puffer was granted 30 days Disembarkation Leave to July 28, 1945.
July 1, 1945 AC-1 Puffer was promoted to the rank of Leading Aircraftman (LAC) and granted the trade of AEM (TTS) B he was also qualified for remuster to the Allied Central Mediterranean Force (ACMF) although it was not actioned. September 20, 1945 LAC Puffer is struck-off-strength from RCAF Station Debert to No 1 “Y” Depot, Moncton, New Brunswick and taken-on-strength. Also on September 20, 1945 LAC Puffer completed a “Statement Of Loss Of Identification Discs/Cards”. The form text is: I hereby certify that I lost my Identification Discs/Card on or about June 18, 1945 while with the RCAF. The circumstances surrounding the loss are as follows: Canadian Identity Card returned, Discs lost on return trip to Canada. Signed – R.N. Puffer September 29, 1945
No 1 “Y” Depot, Moncton N.B.
September 22, 1945 LAC Puffer has an Interview at Moncton: he indicated that he wishes to take on the job training in draughting; he was trained as an aero engine mechanic, overseas from October 1944 to June 1945 and as a crew member on aircraft maintenance; his Service record indicates good learning ability and high mechanical aptitudes; it was recommended that he have Vocational Training or return to his former employment. Also, on September 22, 1945 LAC Puffer’s Medical Board Proceedings stated that it was a Non-Medical Discharge and there was no hospitalization during his term of Service. During his Service he had extensive dental worked done which included a number of extractions and fillings. September 25, 1945 LAC Puffer is discharged from the RCAF (Reserve) Special Section “on completion of a term of voluntary service during an emergency” and transferred to the RCAF (Reserve) General Section, Class “E”. He ceases to occupy Government quarters and ceases rations. LAC Puffer is entitled to a Clothing Allowance and a Rehabilitation Grant and he received his War Service Gratuity of $281.08. His address on discharge is: 197 Brock Street, Peterborough, Ontario.
Leading Aircraftman Norman Ralph’s Military File indicates that he was eligible to receive the following Medals:
Defence Medal;
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp; and
War Medal 1939 – 45.
He also received War Service Badge, Class A, 689207 on November 16, 1945.
LAC Puffer indicated that he wanted his Medals sent to: c/o Bank of Montreal; Frankford, Ontario.
According to Aircraftman Norman Ralph Puffer’s Military File he served a total of 2 years and 22 days with the Royal Canadian Air Force: 1 year, 4 months and 10 days in Canada; 8 months in the UK and 14 days travel time.
An excerpt from an article in Maclean’s by Barbara Ameil, September 1996:
”The Military is the single calling in the world with job specifications that include a commitment to die for your nation. What could be more honorable”.

Norman Ralph Puffer was born on a farm in Clarina, Ontario on November 14, 1924, son of Russell Elmer Puffer, born in Norwood, Ontario and Mabel Beatrice Ivey, born in Norwood. Norman Ralph went by the name “Ralph”. Ralph grew up on Stoney Lake Road (County Road 6), just below Puffer’s Road. He went to a one-room schoolhouse at the top of the Hill (Puffer’s Hill).
Ralph attended School Section Number 9 (S.S. #9), Dummer and the Lakefield and District High School and completed Grade 11. He was schooled in English and could read French. Ralph played hockey, baseball and football; his hobby was aero plane modelling. Just prior to enlisting Ralph worked at the Canadian General Electric Company for two years where he did bench work and assembly. After the War Ralph was a Banker with the Bank of Montreal for 45 years.
Norman Ralph Puffer married Helen Jean Millar, born November 30, 1925 in Lakefield, Ontario; Helen Jean went by “Jean”. Ralph and Jean had two children: Malcolm Ralph, born February 16, 1959 and Jill Elizabeth, born April 3, 1961.
Norman Ralph Puffer died March 5, 1993 at Burlington, Ontario; age 68 years. Helen Jean Puffer (Millar) died June 15, 2013 at Burlington, Ontario; age 89 years; both are buried in Lakefield Cemetery.

Norman Ralph Puffer’s paternal grandparents are William Milford Puffer, born January 23, 1859 in Brighton Township, Northumberland, Ontario and Agnes Connell Cuthbertson, born September 11, 1865 in Glasgow, Scotland. William and Agnes had 10 children: Thomas; William Henry; Walter Bertram; John Wesley; Norman Ralph; Russell Elmer; Elizabeth Jane; Carmen Roswell; Clara May and Garfield Wellington. On March 1, 1915 William Milford Puffer traveled to Buffalo, New York USA to visit his brother Isaac Norwood Puffer.
William Milford died March 7, 1928 at Peterborough, Ontario age 69 years. Agnes Connell died September 28, 1948 in Ontario age 83 years; both are interred in the Norwood-Asphodel Cemetery in Norwood, Ontario. 
PUFFER, Norman Ralph (I4223)

Private Russell Elmer Puffer – 3059001 — ACTIVE SERVICE (World War I)
October 23, 1917 a Form “Particulars of Recruit Drafted Under Military Service Act, 1917? (Class 1) on Russell Elmer Puffer was completed in Peterborough, Ontario. Russell Elmer’s present address was given as Clarina, Ontario and his Military Service Act letter and number was PC 922472. He stated that he was born in Norwood, Ontario on April 11, 1896. Russell Elmer gave his Trade as a Farmer and his father, William Puffer who lives in Clarina, as his next-of-kin. He further indicated that he was not a member of the Active Militia nor had he had any previous military or naval service. Russell Elmer’s apparent age was 22 years, 1 month; he was 5? 7½” tall, with a 37? chest (expanded), grey eyes and dark brown hair. He had a scar on his left instep and was declared fit for duty Overseas. On May 10, 1918 Russell Elmer Puffer was enlisted for the duration of the War with the 1st Depot Battalion (Bn), Eastern Ontario Regiment (EOR), Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) at No 3 Military District (MD) Barriefield, Ontario (very near Kingston, Ontario as a Private (Pte) with Service Number 3059001.
Pte Puffer was granted Leave from May 11, 1918; the duration was not given.
The events which transpired from the termination of Pte Puffer’s Leave until June 28, 1917 are not given; there are no notations to explain why he would be in Vienna, Austria or Thongwa, Myanmar and how he managed to get there. Private Russell Elmer Puffer did not qualify for any Military Medals; he spent most of his time in the Service dealing with medical problems. He was in England the majority of his time and due to the late engagement date (unable to get properly trained) he did not serve in Europe in a Theatre of War. He did qualified for War Service Badge CEF Class “C”.
On June 28, 1918 Pte Puffer embarked the City of Vienna. July 10, 1918 he re-embarked Thongwa, Myanmar and disembarked in England July 22, 1918 where he was taken-on-strength from Canada to the 47th Draft, 1st Bn, Eastern Ontario Regiment (EOR) to the 6th Reserves Battalion (Res Bn) at Seaford, England.
July 28, 1918 Pte Puffer is struck-off-strength from S Wing to the Regimental Depot Group, Witley..August 10, 1918 Pte Puffer, still with the 6th Res Bn, was admitted to the No 14 Canadian General Hospital (CGH) Eastborne and was diagnosed with Mumps. September 3, 1918 Pte Puffer was struck-off-strength from 6th Res Bn to MHS. He spent 63 days in the Hospital before being discharged on October 11, 1918.
On October 11, 1918 Pte Puffer is posted to the Eastern Ontario Regiment Depot (EORD) on discharge from the Hospital On-Command to the 3rd Canadian Convalescent Depot (CCD) at Witley, England. October 20, 1918 Pte Puffer was admitted to the No 14 (CGH) with a cough & expectoration plus pain on his right side (Influenza). He spent 26 days in the Hospital before being discharged on November 14, 1918 with good recovery and a Category D. October 22, 1918 Pte Puffer is admitted to No 14 CGH, Eastborne, England and was reported dangerously ill with Lobar Pneumonia. October 27, 1918 he was removed from the Dangerously Ill List.
On November 10, 1918 Pte Puffer ceases to be On-Command to the 3rd CCD. November 14, 1918 is attached to 1st CCD for Physical Training (PT), etc. at Witley from the 3rd CCD. December 10, 1918 Pte Puffer is posted from EORD on reporting to the 6th Res Bn from the 1st CCD. December 20, 1918 he is On-Command to Kinmel Park at Rhyl, England.
On February 24, 1919 Pte Puffer is taken-on-strength of Perm Cadre at Rhyl from MD C 12 Wing. April 12, 1919 Pte Puffer is struck-off-strength from No 2 MD, London. May 24, 1919 Pte Puffer is struck-off-strength from Perm Cadre and embarked for Canada as recorded by i/c Records “8” Wing Casualty Clearing Centre (CCC), Witley.
June 2, 1919 Pte Puffer is struck-off-strength from the 6th Res Bn on posting to No 3 Regiment Depot at Seaford, England. June 12, 1919 Pte Puffer was admitted to the No 12 (CGH), Bramshott; the diagnosis of Gastritis was given on his admittance. He spent 19 days in the Hospital before being discharged on July 2, 1919. July 2, 1919 Pte Puffer was transferred to the No 16 (CGH), Bramshott Orpington complaining of hyperacidity. Examination of the stomach showed negative results. He spent 11 days in the Hospital for recovery before being discharged on July 12, 1919 with a Category A.
July 12, 1919 the Canadian Records Office (CRO) indicated that Pte Puffer was to be Invalided to Canada on Sailing List (SL) 506 from No 2 MD at London, England. Also on July 12, 1919 Pte Puffer was taken-on-strength with No 2 DD, Toronto Ontario to be Invalided to Canada. Pte Puffer embarked Liverpool aboard the SS Royal George on July 12, 1919 and disembarked Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 21, 1919. July 23, 1919 Pte Puffer was struck-off-strength from No 2 DD on discharge due to demobilisation from the Canadian Army.

Pte Puffer made a Pay Assignment upon enlisting which provided $20.00 monthly to his father William Puffer. He did not qualify for the War Service Gratuity; he did not serve in Europe in a Theatre of War. He received a $35.00 Clothing Allowance and $70.00 Post Discharge Pay.
There is no reference, in Private Russell Elmer Puffer’s Military File indicating what Military Medals he was awarded. Based on his Military Service, he should have received:
British War Medal 1914 – 1920; and
He also qualified for the War Service Badge Class “C”.
Based on his Military File, Private Russell Elmer Puffer served a total of 1 year, 4 months, 6 days with the Canadian Expeditionary Force: 5 months, 1 day in Canada; 9 months, 28 days in England, 1 month, 6 days in France and 11 days Travel Time.
An excerpt from an article in Maclean’s by Barbara Ameil, September 1996:
”The Military is the single calling in the world with job specifications that include a commitment to die for your nation. What could be more honorable”.

Russell Elmer Puffer was born in Dummer Township, Peterborough County, Ontario on April 13, 1896, son of William Milford Puffer, and Agnes Connell Cuthbertson. Russell Elmer went by the name “Russell”. Russell grew up on Stoney Lake Road (County Road 6), just below Puffer’s Road.
Russell Elmer Puffer married Mabel Beatrice Ivey on November 24, 1920, at the Ivey family farm in Clarina, Ontario. Mabel was born in Norwood, Ontario on March 18, 1900. Russell and Mabel had five children: Mildred Ruth Joye, born October 3, 1921; a daughter born stillborn on December 8, 1922; Norman Ralph, born November 14, 1924; Doreen Audrey, born July 11, 1929 and Marina, born March 11 1940. Russell was a WWI Veteran and on his return farmed and worked as an Electrician at the American Nepheline Mines, at the Nephton Mine, Nephton Ontario.
Mabel Beatrice Puffer (Ivey) died April 15, 1973 in the Civic Hospital, Peterborough; age 73 and Russell Elmer Puffer died March 25, 1976 in Peterborough; age 79; both are buried in the Norwood Asphodel Cemetery, Norwood, Ontario. Mildred Ruth Joye Louden nee Puffer died April 3, 2013 at Sherwood Park, Strathcona County, Alberta; age 91; Norman Ralph died March 5, 1993 in Burlington, Ontario and Doreen Audrey Murdy nee Puffer died May 23, 2014 at Peterborough Manor and is buried in Lakefield Cemetery. 
PUFFER, Russell Elmer (I4226)
210 Res. Westminster and Royalston. EDGELL, Melinda (I34579)
211 Res. Westminster. WHITNEY, Mary Reed (I6621)
212 Resided at Ashburnham, MA GOODWIN, Lois Irene (I19168)
213 Resided at Auburn, N.Y. PUFFER, Grace Ann (I22076)
214 Resided in Chicago CHAPMAN, Elizabeth Tabitha (I23368)
215 Resided in Downers Grove, Ill. REID, David Gorton (I14728)
216 Resided Providence, RI PUFFER, Submit Goddard (I19233)
217 Settled at Lockport, NY  WHEELER, Josiah Addison (I23717)
218 unmarried WHEELER, Harriet Foster (I23711)
219  Edward Small, who came to America about 1632, was probably from Dartmouth, or some other point in Devonshire, England, where the family has long been one of high character and position. He is said to have come under the auspices of his kinsman, Sir Ferdinando Gorges. He, with Champernown and others, founded Piscataqua, which was afterwards divided into the Maine towns of Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick, and Berwick. Edward Small was at the first general court at Saco in 1640, also member of the grand jury the same year. His name was entered on the list as "Edward Small, gent." We find him at old Falmouth, Maine, in 1640; a magistrate there in 1645; and that afterwards he was at the Isle of Shoals. He was one of the magistrates of the general court held at Saco, October 21, 1645. He seems to have built a house in Piscataqua before 1643, as the grant of one hundred acres made to him July 25, 1643, by Thomas Gorges, deputy governor of the Province of Maine (in behalf of Sir Ferdinando Gorges Kt. Ld., proprietor of said province) was specified as "lying between two crickes of each side of the house of the said Edward Small, and so backward to Sturgeon Crick," five shillings yearly being payment for the same. Five years later, June 23, 1647, Edward Small sold this tract of land and "my dwelling house field" to Antipus Maverick, for forty-five pounds. No mention of wife or children is found in any deed or record. The last mention we find of him is in the Isle of Shoals, in 1653. He probably returned to England. SMALL, Edward (I17222)
220 Family lived for 4 years [ca 1875-1879] in Mercer County MO, moved t o Davis County IA in 1879, and to Bloomfield, Davis County, in 1903. Th ey were farmers.  BASSETT, William M. (I4898)
221 He came to Middleboro, MA in 1750 with his parents. Was a private in C apt Benjamin Pratt's Co., and served in the French and Indian War in th e campaign in and about Fort Henry, 1757. In 1768 he purchased land in O akham, MA and made his home there in 1769. He was elected 2nd Lt. 14 Ma y 1776, of the 8th (Oakham) Co. when the 4th Worcester Co. Regt. of MA M ilitia was organized at Brookfield. He was commissioned 31 May 1776. Se rved 3 yrs in Rev. War as Lt.in Capt. Crawford's Co. After the war he t aught school, was Selectman of Oakham FRENCH, Lt. Asa (I12514)

Chicago and New York Publishing Company 1919
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At the age of eighty, still hale and vigorous, Isaac Harrison McKaughan l ives in the villag e of Kernersville, in Forsyth County. He grew up and h ad his first business experience befor e the war. During the war he ser ved faithfully and loyally as a Confederate Soldier. After th e final s urrender he returned home to take up the threads of civil existence. Mr . McKaughan w as a very prosperous farmer for many years, and still own s a very large and handsome estate.

He was born in Guilford County, North Carolina August 26, 1837. His gra ndfather McKaughan, o f Scotch ancestry, reared his family in Guilford C ounty. In the early years of the last centu ry, he was determined to se ek a home in the new country then opening to American settlers i n that p art of the Dominion of Mexico known as Texas. It was such an adventure a s many pionee rs were willing to engage in at a risk of considerable pe rsonal danger. His son, Archibald, r eceived from him a letter written a t Natchitoches, Louisana, the border of Texas, and soon af terwards the re came a notice to the effect that Hugh McKaughan was dead. Hugh marri ed Phoeb e Pope who survived her husband many years and died at the hom e of her son, Forrester, in Gui lford County. Her six children were nam ed: George, Archibald, William, Forrester, Jesse and J ane.

Archibald McKaughan, father of Isaac H., was born in Guilford County, N orth Carolina, 15 Dece mber 1808. He grew up in country surroundings an d lived in Guilford County until 1839, when h e moved to Stokes County. S ettling near Freidland, now Forsyth County, he became a general fa rmer , and he remained in that county an honored and useful citizen, until h is death in 1879 . He married Mary Welch. She was born in Guilford Coun ty February 3, 1810. Her father, Isaa c Welch, was a native of the same c ounty, and her grandfather, William Welch, was also a farm er who spent h is last years in Guilford County. The Welch settlement is about three o r four m iles from High Point. Isaac Welch, married Martha Paine, who w as probably a life long residen t of Guilford County. Mrs Archibald McK aughan died January 26, 1877. Her six children were: W illiam, Isaac H. , Richard, Charlotte, Phoebe Jane and John. The sons, William, Isaac an d Rich ard were Confederate Soldiers.

Isaac Harrison McKaughan grew up in Stokes County on his father's farm. W hen he was 19 year s of age, he started for South Carolina for the purp ose of selling tobacco. He hired a team f rom his Uncle and bought a st ock of tobacco from N.D. Sullivan. As a tobacco peddler he did c onside rable business, and was in South Carolina until 1862. In the spring of t hat year he enr olled in the Clemons Company and was attached to the Se venth Confederate Regiment under Colon el Clayburn. He was subsequently t ransferred to the Sixteenth North Carolina Battalion. Thi s service too k him all over the great battlefields of Virginia, and while constantly o n dut y and ever ready for the hazards and fortune of a soldier's life, h e suffered neither sicknes s or wounds or capture and was with his comm and until the surrender at Appomattex. He and six teen of his commrades w ere able to retain their horses, and they rode home and were paroled a t G reenboro.

Bravely facing the conditions of life in a devastated country, he at on ce rented a tract of l and in Abbott's Creek Township and spent the spr ing and summer farming. The rest of the yea r he was again a tobacco sa lesman in South Carolina. In 1869 Mr. McKaughan bought a tract o f land i n Abbott's Creek Township and was

Steadily engaged in farming there until 1876. In that year he sold his f arm and moved to Kern ersville. He is first purchase of land there was f ifty acres close to the town, and in 1884 h e bought a lot in the villa ge and erected a commodious brick house, where he has since lived . Muc h of Mr McKaughan's prosperity in business was acquireds a tobacco sale sman, and for upw ards to forty years he made his annual trips to South C arolina. He continued to invest in lan d until he had upwards to 350 ac res and has financial independence that enables him to live a nd take l ife leisurely.

Mr McKaughan was married in 1864 to Esther Robertson. She was born five m iles south of Kerner sville October 6, 1939, daughter of William Haley a nd Mahala Robertson. They were happily mar ried for thirty-four years u ntil her death on May 20, 1898. In 1899, Mr. McKaughan married MA RY NE WTON PEGAM, a native of Guilford County and a daughter of John F. and N ancy Jones Pegam . Mr. McKaughan is an active member of Kernersville Me thodist Episcopal Church, south, and bo th his wives had also been memb ers of that society. He is affiliated with Norfleet Camp of th e Confed erate Veterans.

By his first marriage, he had six children: Miranda, Mary, David, Corne lius M., Arminius Harr ison, and Charles. Miranda is the wife of Robert E . Steele of Greenboro, Mary married Charle s Hester and their son Homer i s a dentist. David married Minnie Hooker; their seven childre n are Bes sie, Roy Hooker, Gates, Olivia, David and Esther. Cornelius by his seco nd marriage t o Leata Reed has a son, Robert Steele. Arminius married B etty Gentry and they have seven chil dren: Elah, Duke, Ralph, Donald, J ohn, Phyllis and Maxine. Charles married Nona Brown, and th eir three c hildren are William, Charles and Mary.

Supplied by:
The late Elah McKaughn Peace, High Point, North Carolina, 1965
MCKAUGHAN, Isaac Harrison (I19037)
223 A "doffer" at a textile mill MARZUCCA, Elvira (I3304)
224 A "drawer" at a worsted mill MARZUCCA, Joseph (I3306)
225 A 'carman' with the Maine Central Railroad Family: GARFIELD, Clarence Frederick / WHITTEN, Mary A. Haynes (F23735)
226 A 'doffer' in the worsted mill in Providence, RI in 1940. DUFRESNE, Pearl Theresa (I17310)
227 A 'lodger' in the home of Lillian Wentworth, which must have some sort of orphanage, school, or child care facility as many other children about his age were also living there. PUFFER, Sanford Bruce (I24223)
228 a 'roughneck' on an oil rig in 1940 PRIDGEN, Robert Lee (I45153)
229 A 'spiritualist lecturer' according to the 1940 Federal Census. COLBURN, Henrietta Sturdevant (I12492)
230 A 1908 graduate of the University of MI. City engineer of Kalamazoo. LENDERINK, Andrew (I2812)
231 A 1930 graduate of Cornell. PUFFER, Mary Arminda (I33429)
232 A baker PUFFER, William (I24240)
233 A baker PUFFER, Henry J. (I36292)
234 A baker and confectioner with her mother in 1895.

She was "one of the best known and most popular young ladies in Burlington (KS), having been born and raised in this city." Source: The Burlington Republican (Burlington, Kansas)29 Oct 1897, Page 1

In 1882 she played "Eva" in a production of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by the Globe Dramatic Company, in Junction City, KS. 
FELTON, Nellie A. (I6875)
235 A baker at Garrett Bakery CARANCI, Florindo (I16436)
236 A baker at the time of his death BLODGETT, Levi (I10405)
237 A banker and broker in NYC, resided chiefly in Worcester, MA.. Family: ANTHONY, Charles James / DAVIS, Anna Rich (F16889)
238 A banker in Newcastle on Tyne, Norwood BREWIS, John Moor (I35152)
239 A Baptist minister ANDREWS, Rev. Erastus (I35383)
240 A Baptist minister SMITH, Avery P. (I38724)
241 A barber BULGER, Jack (I13649)
242 A barber NEWMAN, Ernest R. (I57514)
243 A barber KALMAN, Louis B. (I126372)
244 A barber at the time of his death WEBB, Andrew J. (I40850)
245 A barber at the time of his death BLYTHEWOOD, Julian Samuel (I49176)
246 A bartender in a tavern PUFFER, Clifford Abiah (I44450)
247 A bellows maker COOPER, Margaret T. (I9965)
248 A blacksmith BLISS, Thomas (I1074)
249 A blacksmith PUFFER, Wales Warren (I17044)
250 A blacksmith NEALLY, Charles D. (I19547)
251 A blacksmith CHANDLER, Capt. John (I21031)
252 A blacksmith MOORE, Capt. Josiah (I34154)
253 A blacksmith PUFFER, Capt. Smith C. (I36072)
254 A blacksmith Family: PONSFORD, William G. / LEADER, Louisa (F8128)
255 A blacksmith according to the 1920 Federal Census PUFFER, Silas Alvin (I10614)
256 A blacksmith and Methodist minister in Broome County, NY ca 1850. Member of New York state assembly from Broome County, 1857, Justice of the Peace 1856, Fenton, NY. PUFFER, Rev. Enos (I35727)
257 a blacksmith and Quaker CHASE, Lt. Isaac (I19348)
258 A blacksmith and wealthy, he was one of the first Proprietors and Freeh olders of Roxbury, MA, he served as a Representative to the General Cou rt of MA Bay Colony in 1678 CHANDLER, Capt. Thomas (I12089)
259 A blacksmith at the time of his death SPRAGUE, Joseph Cushing (I9225)
260 A blacksmith at the time of his marriage KRIVACHEK, Frank J. (I34991)
261 A blacksmith at the time of his marriage GERRY, Ernest Reed (I41391)
262 A blacksmith at the time of his marriage Family: DAVIS, William Henry / STEVENS, Katherine M. (F14097)
263 A blacksmith at the time of his marriage Family: FRENCH, Albert Nelson / ISRAEL, Jennie (F22793)
264 A blacksmith for the NY City Sanitation Dept. STENDER, Henry Detlef (I1109)
265 A blacksmith in 1892 VOUGHT, Alison T. (I49736)
266 A blacksmith in Fayette County, IL in 1870 PUFFER, Hugh (I1106)
267 A blacksmith in Hobart, NY BARLOW, Ward Samuel (I2037)
268 A blacksmith in Hobart, NY at the time of his marriage BARLOW, William Harrison (I11093)
269 A blacksmith in Lockport, Nova Scotia. BILL, Caleb Ryder (I13841)
270 A blacksmith, brother of Luther. WASHBURN, Rufus (I19244)
271 A blacksmith, resided at 3736 Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
A painter, resided at 212 38th Ave. North, Minneapolis 
PUFFER, William Hale (I33517)
272 A blacksmith. PERRY, Calvin (I17360)
273 A blacksmith. BOYNTON, Ebenezer (I59538)
274 A blacksmith. The Haynes family settled on a grant of land called "Quinisigmonnd" aft er arrival on the "Confidence" April 9, 1638. Deacon John Haynes grant ed one hundred of land included in the tract to Henry Balcombe, Septemb er 5, 1672.] Married by Lt. Edm. Goodonow BALCOMBE, Henry (I29543)
275 A bodyguard for George Washington MCCAUSLAND, James (I35287)
276 A bookeeper WASS, Beverly (I62594)
277 A bookkeeper IRONS, Franklin Henry (I22205)
278 A bookkeeper at the time of her marriage. Family: SMITH, Eben Eri / MCMILLAN, Mary Pauline (F10375)
279 A bookkeeper in NYC PUFFER, William Lord (I18491)
280 A bookkeeper. Resided at 83 Chandler Street, Boston. TAYLOR, Amos Spaulding (I13731)
281 A boot and shoe merchant. AGNEW, James Henry (I23103)
282 A bootmaker at the time of his death FISHER, Ebenezer B. (I39552)
283 A border, with (supposedly her brothers), Armen M. and Joseph M. Demerjian, in the house of Thomas Flaherty. DE MERJIAN, Mary (I6032)
284 A boxer, undefeated and the Amateur Maine State Golden Glove Welterweight Champion. US Army Vet (forward scout) wounded in the head, honored with the Purple Heart. POTVIN, Richard Paul (I12651)
285 A brakeman for the B&O Railroad PUFFER, Neil D. (I3328)
286 A breeder of Cotswold and Leicester sheep, apiarist 50 swarms, and farm er 215 acres. FOLSOM, Chauncey Alonzo (I6440)
287 A brick maker

(Note: The Puffer Genealogy says his name was William. g.s says Wilson) 
PUFFER, Wilson (I11582)
288 A brick maker/layer in 1850 Family: PUFFER, Simon / DICKINSON, Adeline G. (F9853)
289 A brick mason in 1870, he lived at Porter, MI and afterward at Breckinridge, MI.

Living with his brother Benjamin in 1880 according to the Federal Census. 
PUFFER, William R. (I22202)
290 A bricklayer at the time of his death. MOORE, Charles Albion (I36824)
291 A brickmason MILLER, Harry Harmon (I20922)
292 A bridge builder LEE, Nathan Sr. (I18430)
293 A British Revolutionary War Soldier TREADWELL, Ephraim (I48970)
294 A Briton who settled in England during the reign of Henry II. ZOUCHE, Alan La (I9752)
295 A Bronze Star medal recipient for "exceptional courage, skill and adaptability to adverse conditions". A Cpl in the US Army, stationed in Europe and Korea. FRENCH, Edwin Freeman (I56232)
296 A bus boy at a hotel ROMANO, Paul C. (I61289)
297 A business administrator for a life insurance company Family: PUFFER, Leonard Goff / TOTTEN, Margaret Olive (F14921)
298 A butcher REED, William Harrison Jr. (I33203)
299 A butter maker in 1900 PUFFER, William (I37912)
300 A buyer for a department store PUFFER, Mary D. (I58912)
301 A cab driver? Employed by Yellow Cab Taxi Co. Centralia, IL PUFFER, Harry Roscoe (I6895)
302 A cabinet maker BLACK, Jesse S. (I3719)
303 A cabinet maker by trade and during most of his active life resided in Boston, where he manufactured musical instruments.

He was a 'pianoforte' maker in the 1850 Federal Census. 
PUFFER, Aaron (I33664)
304 A cabinet maker for Heywood Bros and Wakefield, Co. TOMLINSON, Oscar Campbell (I51436)
305 A cabinet maker. MESSINGER, Jacob (I18741)
306 A cadet in British Navy, wounded in engagement with the French. Merchant, Falmouth, Jamaica-West Indies DELISSER, Samuel de Aaron (I41735)
307 A Capt. in the US Army during WWII PERSHALL, George Arthur (I49612)
308 A captain from the island of Hooge, off the coast of Germany (just south of Fohr) FRERKSEN, Frerk (I48338)
309 A cardboard manufacturer CHENEY, Frank Page (I21605)
310 A caretaker of ranch buildings. PUFFER, Alonzo Ace (I7736)
311 A carpenter PUFFER, Amos Taft (I564)
312 A carpenter PUFFER, Arthur Ransom F. (I1012)
313 A carpenter PUFFER, Lorenzo (I11982)
314 A carpenter PUFFER, Francis A. (I11984)
315 A carpenter WILDER, Thomas (I14457)
316 A carpenter PUFFER, Albert S. (I18772)
317 A carpenter SPRAGUE, Soreno M. (I19803)
318 A carpenter WHITMORE, Harry (I20289)
319 a carpenter LANG, John K. (I21407)
320 A carpenter INGRAHAM, Edwin G. (I22172)
321 A carpenter FRENCH, Isaac Edwin (I33625)
322 A carpenter MINOTT, Joseph Nelson (I34551)
323 A carpenter PUFFER, Franklin Jason (I35697)
324 A carpenter HOTCHKISS, John W. (I36273)
325 A carpenter NASH, Herrick E. (I36881)
326 A carpenter BEEMAN, Daniel Raymond (I40201)
327 A carpenter Family: PUFFER, William H. / WOODRUFF, Elizabeth (F9316)
328 A carpenter and joiner. GROVER, Wesley (I22207)
329 A carpenter and joiner. He served in the Albany, NY Company during the Revolution and while enlisted he became ill which lasted for approx. 18 months after his service ended. He was never paid for his time in service and numerous letters and petitions were raised by his family to secure remuneration. MARSHALL, Enos Sr. (I46873)
330 A carpenter and machinist in the Pantry dist., north east Sudbury; later at Malden;
Civil War Veteran, served nine months, 1862-3, Co. F. in the 45th Mass. Inf. 
PUFFER, Pvt. Alpheus (I34330)
331 A carpenter and signatory of the Mayflower Compact, he died shortly after landing. BROWNE, Peter MAYFLOWER (I10906)
332 A carpenter at the time of his death. ROGERS, Alvin Geoffrey (I22147)
333 A carpenter by trade. MACOMBER, John (I12548)
334 A carpenter by trade. A soldier in the French and Indian war. CLAPP, Joel (I2790)
335 A carpenter in 1850.
In 1855 he appears in the NY State Census with is mother, Eliza, as "Mar Miller", not Puffer. 
PUFFER, Marshall G. (I42941)
336 A carpenter in 1860. Family: BEASLEY, Charles / Susan (F13096)
337 A carpenter in Augusta, ME. PLANTE, Omer (I45933)
338 A carpenter living at Woodhaven Ave, Ozone Park, NY.

He owned W.E. Puffer & Sons, furnace dealers 
PUFFER, William Edwin (I21290)
339 A carpenter, contractor and builder (1888 Town Directory, St. Johnsbury, VT) BRAGG, Alfred Ladd (I15137)
340 A carpenter, from English descent. SHORTT, Leslie Alford (I10235)
341 A carpenter, living at Columbia Falls, ME, no children

He had a substitute that served for him during the Civil War. 
PUFFER, Elijah Redman (I36564)
342 A carpenter, living near Hornell, NY. PUFFER, Salem Monroe (I16861)
343 A carpenter, master-builder. CHANDLER, Philemon (I7585)
344 A carpenter, Utica, N.Y.

Recommended to be appointed a "Plank Road Inspector" 12 Nov 1874, Chenango County, NY Source: The Chenango American, Greene, NY, Nov 26, 1874

Won a contract from the highway commission to build a bridge "across the river at Tillotson's Mills". Source: The Chenango American, Greene, NY, 27 Jun 1861.

Called to sit on the grand jury in Oxford, NY, on 2 Apr 1868. Source: The Chenango American, Greene, NY, 2 Apr 1868.

Granted a patent on a vehicle wheel. Source: The Chenango American, Greene, NY, 3 May 1888.

Granted a patent, #39,245 along with Andrew J. Sands for improvements in Water Elevators. Source: Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Patents, US Patents Office, Vol 1, page 541

He sued Jacob Bearer for assault and battery and won a $55 judgment. Source: Oxford Times, Oxford, NY, 17 Oct 1855, page 2.

He was elected Commissioner of Highway in 1872 for the town of Oxford. Source: Oxford Times, Oxford, NY, 28 Feb 1872, page 3. 
PUFFER, Stephen Haynes (I17299)
345 A carpenter. APPEL, Thomas (I4330)
346 A carpenter. GOODWIN, Matthew Edward (I19171)
347 A carriage maker FRENCH, William III (I23605)
348 A carriage mfg at Leominster, MA KENDALL, George Wakefield (I498)
349 A carriage painter in 1875 CLARK, Willie (I46669)
350 A cashier at a brass factory

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It's not proven she belongs in this family however its the only family that fits with dates and places. 
PUFFER, Rena M. (I33402)
351 A cashier at a restaurant PUFFER, Margaret B. (I10201)
352 A Catholic priest, Pastor of St. Francis Parish, 1913-1947 PUFFER, Rev. Leonhard (I36286)
353 A chair manufacturer in Gardner. BAKER, Ezra (I14698)
354 A chaplain in the US Army. The post Chaplain at Fort Keogh in the late 1 800s. A member of the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. RITNER, Rev. Capt. Isaac Newton (I14501)
355 a chauffeur FRENCH, John Clinton (I33602)
356 A chauffeur and he owned a trucking business PUFFER, Raymond Henry Sr. (I13807)
357 A chauffeur for the Police Dept. BRIDGHAM, Justin Roland (I47941)
358 A cheese maker at the time of his marriage Family: PUFFER, William Henry / CONE, Winnie Adell (F22882)
359 A cheesemaker COLBY, Roy Pablo (I32573)
360 A chemical engineer REESE, Charles Lee (I631)
361 A chemist HUNT, Harvey (I32976)
362 A chemistry professor at Univ. of Florida FRENCH, Dr. Roland Barnes (I61352)
363 A Choctaw native indian MANNING, Dr. Thomas Jeffereson Sr (I62991)
364 A Christian Science practitioner PUFFER, Katherine May (I21213)
365 A Christian Science practitioner PUFFER, Katherine May (I21213)
366 A cigar clerk at A. L, Rudger PUFFER, Harry Wilson (I14412)
367 A city firefighter SOUTHARD, Donald J. (I57204)
368 A civil engineer Family: PUFFER, Clayton Linville / SHUMAKER, Beulah Alice (F16139)
369 A civil engineer for the Norwegian government. A teacher of manual training, formerly at the Pennington Academy, Pennington, N.J., now (1915) director of manual training in the school of Morristown, N.J.. Resides in Morristown, N.J. LIED, Fred C. M. (I8713)
370 A Civil War corporal, he was captured at Canton, MS, Mar 2 1864. JONES, Perry (I43063)
371 A Civil War Soldier LEIGHTON, George Nelson (I36865)
372 A Civil War soldier, killed at Petersburg, VA. HICKS, Merritt Gideon (I23095)
373 A Civil War Vet from the village of Pentwater, MI; Company K, 19th Michigan Infantry. Ira enlisted at Kalamazoo, MI at age 18 for 3 years service on August 8, 1864. He reached the Regiment at Atlanta, Georgia on September 5, 1864. Transferred to Company G, 10th MI Infantry on June 10, 1865. Mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky on July 19, 1865.

Admitted to the National home for Disabled Veterans in 1905 with malaria, chronic constipation, right inguinal hernia. 
PUFFER, Ira M. Sr. (I119)
374 A Civil War Vet, Pvt. with 20th Maine Infantry Regt. YOUNG, John A. (I1946)
375 A Civil War Veteran
A lumberman 
KINCAID, Samuel (I36676)
376 A Civil War Veteran ROBERTSON, Thomas Logan (I13160)
377 A Civil War Veteran DORR, Benjamin Eli (I18950)
378 A Civil War Veteran PIERSON, Charles W. (I33515)
379 A Civil War Veteran LEIGHTON, Corp. Stephen Silsby (I36868)
380 A Civil War Veteran LEIGHTON, Harris H. (I50398)
381 A Civil War Veteran 2nd Battery of Light MA Artillery as a corporal. ANDREWS, Erastus Ellsworth (I2918)
382 A Civil War Veteran and lived in the Soldier's Home at Bennington, VT (1915-21). Pvt., Co. H., 8th VT. He enlisted when he was 15 years old and served 4 years.

He was promoted corporal June 9, 1864, sergeant Dec. 6, 1864, and first sergeant April 13, 1865.

A shoemaker by trade. He was a mechanic when his first child was born in 1868.

Enlisted in Company H, Vermont 8th Infantry Regiment on 18 Feb 1862.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 07 Jun 1864.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 08 Dec 1864.
Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on 12 Apr 1865.
Mustered out on 28 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC. 
PUFFER, Henry L. (I18719)
383 A Civil War veteran born in VT of English ancestry. BUGBEE, Van Ness H. (I19289)
384 A Civil War Veteran in Co. J., 16th Vermont Regt. and later Co. H. 8th VT Regt. He came to Chicago in January, 1894, where for eleven years he followed the occupation of saw filer for Swift & Co. When he enlisted he recieved a bounty of $500.00 PUFFER, Francis J. (I16959)
385 A Civil War Veteran, 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry SMITH, Seth Marshall Jr. (I47151)
386 A Civil War Veteran, 11th NY Art. Btty. OUDERKIRK, Nelson Bernard (I36272)
387 A Civil War Veteran, 21st OH Inf. Regt.
Married and has descendants near Ravannah, OH 
PUFFER, Silas Peter (I2076)
388 A Civil War Veteran, 35th Inf. Regt, New Jersey. ZELLERS, Martin Van Buren (I17603)
389 A Civil War Veteran, 8th Mass Infantry. Wounded in battle. MURPHY, Michael W. (I52180)
390 A Civil War Veteran, a musician with the MA 27th Infantry Regt. CLAPP, Julius M. (I21581)
391 A Civil War Veteran, A PVT in Co. A, 23rd Reg., MA Infantry. WHITNEY, Jonas Lovering (I33127)
392 A Civil War Veteran, and a farmer GALLAHER, Theron Espasia (I24716)
393 A Civil War veteran, and later a lighthouse keeper at Petit Manan and Egg Rock, both close to Bar Harbor. SMALL, Amaziah Ricker (I52678)
394 A Civil War Veteran, Co A., 29th Michgan Infantry

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A Civil War Veteran, 29th Michgan Infantry 
LUCE, James Collins (I24725)
395 A Civil War Veteran, Co. B, 8th Mass Infantry Regt.

Res. Adams, MA 
BATTLES, Joseph A. (I13694)
396 A Civil War Veteran, Co. C., 144th NY Infantry Regt., a musician PUFFER, John Harold (I2027)
397 A Civil War veteran, Co. C., 3rd PA Calvary Regiment. In the lumber business. BRILLHART, John Wesley (I8740)
398 A Civil War Veteran, Co. D, Seventeenth OH Vol. Inf., and Co. D, 1st OH Calvary; wounded with a pension, and a farmer. He was "Hurt in privates, on sadle" according to disability records. PUFFER, George W. (I987)
399 A Civil War Veteran, Co. E. 142d Infantry. SAWYER, Platt Rogers Halstead (I54943)
400 A Civil War Veteran, Co. F. 52nd Mass. Vol. Inf.; Corp. 30th Co. Unattached Mass. Heavy Artillery

He petitioned to be Executor of his mother-in-law's estate on 19 Dec 1878. He was unsuccessful and Joseph H. Root was appointed Executor on Jan 7 1879. 
ANDREWS, Joseph Luther (I35381)

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