1865 — Fulton County, Arkansas
When I was a child I remember my grandmother telling me that her father (William F. Huggins) and her grandfather (William C. Pulley) were in the Civil War together. I know that both men were in the Civil War, but still don't know if they ever served together or not. William C. was severely wounded ( proven) and, the story goes, William F. saved his life. William C. told the slightly younger man that if they should survive the war he (William F) could marry William C's daughter. Now, Sarah was born in 1865 and the battle at Corinth (where we know that William C. was wounded) was in October of 1862 so that in itself would seem to disprove the story. Of course, there could have been another time when William Huggins did save William Pulley's life. Right now, we just don't know for sure either way. However, we do know that both William's were in business together for many years and that they were contemporaries (William C. born in 1837, William F. in 1844). William F. was living in Breckenridge when the Pulley's arrived. Could it be that this was the reason for the move? Whatever the truth may be it's an interesting and romantic story.