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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume I – Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 1885.
JOHN W. BUGG was born May 31, 1833, in Todd County, Ky., was removed in infancy by his parents to Christian County, and in 1850, with his mother, came to Ballard County, where he has since resided. His father, Richard U. Bugg, a native of Sumner County, Tenn., was born in 1810, and died about 1838. He was the son of Zachariah Bugg. Richard G. espoused Prudence M. Chappell, of Sumner County; she died in 1856, and their offspring are, Ann R. (Rollings), Zachariah, Mary C. (Penn), subject and Robert D. Our subject obtained a fair education and is a reading man. He was married February 6, 1862, to Miss Mary E., daughter of James and Nancy (Brown) Tisdall, of Ballard County, born in 1838, and to them have been born Annie M., Mary and Dick. Subject was formerly engaged in milling, but is now a farmer, owning 126 acres of fine lands in a high state of cultivation. He is a Royal Arch Mason, a member of the Christian Church, and in politics a Democrat.