John Philip & Margaret Pugh. Photo courtesy of Louise Birchfield.

John Philip Pugh was born December 10, 1864 in Winston Co., Alabama and died December 18, 1927 in Winston Co., Alabama from tuberculosis and probable lung cancer. He was the son of John B. Pugh and Eliza Ann Wilson. He married Margaret Elvira Brooks May 30, 1885 in Winston Co. Margaret was born June 15, 1861 in Winston Co. and died January 11, 1935 in Franklin Co., Alabama from pneumonia. She was the daughter of William Wellington Brooks and Rutha Lucinda Long. Both John Philip Pugh and Margaret Brooks Pugh are buried in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. John Philip was ordained as a Baptist preacher at Macedonia Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama in 1904. He served as their pastor in 1908 and 1909 and again in 1911 and 1912.