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Full text of "Scruggs genealogy; with a brief history of the allied families Briscoe Dial, Dunklin, Leake and Price"

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

WITH A BRIEF HISTORY OP THE '' 
ALLIED FAMILIES BRISCOE. DIAL, 
DUNKLIN. LEAKE AND PRICE 



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COAT OF ARMS 

As borne by the SCRUGGES and SCROGGS of 
BEDFORDSHIRE, England: 

Arms — Argent on a bend azure between two 
greyhounds courant bendways sable, three Cornish 
Choughs or. 

Crest — A pewit's head argent, collared sable 
wings addorsed bendy of four or and sable. 

As borne by the SCROGGS, OF HERTFORD- 
SHIRE, England : 

Arms — Argent on a bend azure between two grey- 
hounds courant bendways sable, three pewits or. 

Crest — A stork's head argent collared gules wings 
endorsed bendy of four or and sable. 

(See Fairbairnes Crests of Great Britain and Ire- 
land; the Harl. Soc. Pub. Visitation of Bedfordshire. 
1 566- 1 582- 1 634. pages 154 and 159; Visitation of Hert- 
fordshire, 1572-1634. Appendix II.. p. 163. and Burke"> 
General Armory.) 



SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 



RULES OF HERALDRY 

To prove a right to Coat-of-Arms in England or 
in any of the Colonies outside the United Kingdom of 
Great Britain, it is necessary to show without break 
male descent from some person to whom Arms 

' (a) have been granted by patent ; 

(b) have been confirmed at one or other of 
the Visitations ; 

(c) have been officially recorded or registered 
at the College of Arms. 

The Rules of Heraldry forbid to any lady, save 
a Queen Regent, the use of shield, crest, motto, helmet 
or mantling in her own right. She is, however, per- 
mitted before marriage, to display the Arms of her 
family upon a lozenge. During marriage the real po- 
sition, heraldically, is that the identity of the wife is 
merged in that of the husband, who bears impaled or 
in pretence the Arms of his wife's family for her. 

A widow reverts to the lozenge, placing thereupon 
the Arms of her deceased husband, conjoined with 
those of her own family as her husband bore them, 
either impaled or with hers in pretence, as circum- 
stances dictate. 

(See Heraldry Explained, by A. C. Foz-Davies.) 



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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 
INTRODUCTION 

My grandfather, GROSS SCRUGGS of Kentucky, 
was a remarkable man in many ways; he was deter- 
mined, commanding, impatient of criticism or sugges- 
tion, yet gentle and affectionate with those whom he 
loved. 

As I remember him, he was very proud and aristo- 
cratic and delighted in relating to me incidents and 
traditions connected with his family. 

It was he who sowed the first seed, that later 
ripened into a desire to collect and preserv^e such data as 
could be obtained concerning the SCRUGGES in 
America. 

I have spent much time and labor in a conscientious 
effort to gather from the many parts of our United 
States and the many more histories dealing with its 
people, times and boundary lines, such facts as I hope 
may prove interesting and acceptable to those now 
scattered, who bear this family name. 

The work has been a labor of love, notwithstand- 
ing the many disappointments and discouraging set- 
backs, and this little volumiC of the descendants of 
RICHARD SCRUGGS, Gentleman, of England and 
the Virginia Province, is offered now not as a finished 
family history, but m.erely an historic basis, upon which 
the numerous kindred may build their records and 
achievements. 

And now across this vast area of our United 
States, I send a cordial and affectionate greeting to the 

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many known and unknown kindred, thanking each in 
turn, who have helped me in my efforts, and to their 
courteous consideration, I pass with tender veneration 
these "Old Ancestors"' who, from constant association, 
have become to me as living men. 

Ethel Scruggs Dunklin. 
New York City. 



SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 
* ' HISTORY 

In the year 1609 the Virginia Company of London 
occupied a territorial grant covering two hundred miles 
north and two hundred miles south of Old Point Com- 
fort and wxst to the Pacific. 

The settlement, after passing through a series of 
vicissitudes, ultimately became prosperous, owing to 
the influx of immigrants from the Mother Country — 
men generally of the patrician stamp, who obtained 
Crown Grants of large estates, and thus became pro- 
genitors of families representing what has been termed, 
in modern times, "True Virginia Stock." 

In 1634, the territory held by the Virginia Colony 
was divided into nine shires or counties — James City, 
Charles City, Elizabeth City, Warwick, Accomac, 
Nansemond. Isle of Wight, Henrico and York. In 
1654 a county was formed from York called New 
Kent. Goochland and Cumberland Counties were in- 
cluded in Henrico until 1782-84, when they became 
independent counties. 

The first English Settlement in America was made 
in Carolina, on Roanoke Island, in 1585, by Sir Walter 
Raleigh, but was abandoned the following year. In 
1663 George H. granted Carolina, which had previously 
been attached to Virginia, to Lord Clarendon and 
others, and a large immigration from Virginia settled 
in the northern part of the Province. In 1729 the King 
purchased the Colony of Carolina and it was divided 
into two Provinces with separate governments. 

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Georgia was first included in the charter of the 
Carolinas, but in 1732 George II. granted a separate 
charter to General James Oglethorpe and others, and 
it was settled and colonized by the British in 1733. This 
charter covered the entire territory westward to the 
Mississippi River, and was called "Georgia" in compli- 
ment to the King. For a long time the early colonists 
were harassed by their Indian neighbors and former 
possessors, the Creeks, but finally succeeded in subdu- 
ing them. In 1752 the charter was surrendered, pro- 
prietary government abolished, as it proved unfavor- 
able, and Georgia became a Royal Colony, securing 
privileges similar to those of the other Colonies. 

Tennessee was originally included within the limits 
of North Carolina, from which Colony the inhabitants 
came and first settled at Fort London. 

These immigrations occurred principally from 1756 
to 1 76 1, when an Indian War broke out and armed 
forces were sent from the sister Colonies of Virginia 
and Carolina to aid the new settlers, and the Indians 
were defeated. In 1789 North CaroHna proposed to 
cede the territory to the United States and by its act 
of May 25, 1790, Congress constituted it "The Teri-i- 
tory of the United States South of the Ohio" (see Uni- 
versal Atlas, by George F. Cram; American Dictionary 

6 Cyclopedia, Vol. XVI). 



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THE SPELLING OF THE NAME 

In Colonial days when America was in its infancy, 
the spelling of proper names seems to have been for the 
most part phonetic. 

The name SCRUGGS occurs spelled SCRUDG, 
SCRUDGE, SCROGGS, S C R U G, SCRUGS, 
SCRUGG as well as SCRUGGS. 

In Fairbairnes Crests of Great Britain and Ire- 
land he gives authority for two ways of spelling the 
name, that of SCROGGS and SCRUGGS, either be- 
ing correct, both coming from the same root and bear- 
ing the same family Arms ; the O having the sound of 
U as in the word sun and son. 

In America SCRUGGS has been the accepted pref- 
erence, although branches of the family in Carolina, 
Georgia, Pennsylvania and Maryland use the O. 






SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 



TOWNS NAMED "SCRUGGS" 

BEDFORD COUNTY, 

VIRGINIA. 
. COLE COUNTY, 

MISSOURI. 

Bedford County was formed in 1753 out of 
Lunenburg and was named for the fourth Duke of 
Bedford. It comprised what is known as Bedford, 
Campbell and a part of Franklin Counties. 

Campbell County was cut from Bedford County 
on the southeast in 1781, and subsequently, in 1784, 
the County of Franklin was cut on the south side. 

The town of "SCRUGGS" was originally in Bed- 
ford County, and was named in honor of that branch 
of the Scruggs family that settled there. After the 
division of Bedford and Franklin Counties, however, 
"SCRUGGS" became situated in the northern part of 
Franklin County, two miles from the present Bedford 
County line. The town of "SCRUGGS" in Cole 
County, Missouri, is situated near JeflFerson City, the 
State Capitol, 



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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 
THOMAS SCRUGGS OF SALEM, MASS. 

Thomas Scruggs came to America with Endicott 
in the "Abigail," sailing from Weymouth, England, 
June 20th, 1628, and arrived at Salem, Mass., Sep- 
tember 6, 1628, where he settled and died in 1654. 
He often represented the town of Salem as Deputy 
in the General Court; was one of the Judges of the 
local court, and was always recognized among the 
rulers of the town. In January, 1636, he received a 
grant of three hundred acres of land on the south- 
west limits of its territory (near Marblehead), in the 
immediate neighborhood of the seashore, in full view 
of the spacious bay, its promontories, islands and nav- 
igation. The month following this grant Mr. Scruggs 
relinquished the land in order to further a project 
which the leading people of Salem had at heart, a 
desire to establish a College on this tract. ' The effort 
failed. In an address at the Essex Institute celebra- 
tion (about 1898) Pres. Robert Rantoul said: "Har- 
vard College came near being placed on Scruggs land 
in Salem, when it would have been named Scruggs 
College." 

From the little recorded of Thomas Scruggs it 
is evident he was a valuable and intelligent citizen, 
and the event that brought his career as a public man 
to a close proves that his mind was enlightened liberal 
and independent ; that he was in advance of the times 
in which he lived. When the bitter and violent perse- 
cution of the celebrated Anne Hutchinson on ac^-ount 
of her Antinomian sentiments took place, Mr. Scruggs 

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disapproved and denounced it ; he gave his whole in- 
fluence earnestly and openly against such attempts — 
to suppress freedom of inquiry and the rights of 
conscience, in consequence he was with five other lead- 
ing men, proscribed, disarmed and deprived of his 
public functions. He died on his estate 1654. leaving 
a widow, Margery and one child, Rachel. The in- 
ventor}' of his property, June 24, 1654, shows him to 
have been possessed of large estate for his times. 

REFERENCES : 
Massachusetts Bay, Colony Records — 
Vol. I., pp. 164-175, 178, 185-212. 
Vol. II., p. 159. 
Vol. IV., p. 92. 
Felts Annals of Salem. 
Essex Hist. Col. Vol. I., p. II. 
American Biography of Jared Sparks. 
Salem Witchcraft, by Upham, Vol. I., p. 64. 
Winchester Notes, by Hotchkiss, p. 204. 



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The Genealogical 

AND 

Biographical Record 

OF THE 

Descendants 

OF 

HENERY SCRUGGS 

AND raS WIFE 

ANNE GROSE 



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KEY TO THE GENEALOGICAL 

AND 

BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD 

This record is devoted to the descendants of Henry 
Scruggs and his wife Anne Grose of ^^laryland and 
the Virginia Province. The children as given through- 
out the volume represent only those found in the 
present research and do not necessarily embrace the 
entire issue of any individual. All descendants are 
numbered with the Arabic numerals i 2, 3, etc. Chil- 
dren born of second marriages have the numerals in 
a parenthesis (i), (2), (3), etc. 



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RICHARD SCRUGGS, Gentleman 

RICHARD SCRUGGS. Gentleman, an English- 
man of Bedfordshire, came to America in 1655, being 
transported by John Linge, of James City County, and 
Henry Barlow. He settled in the Province of Virginia, 
where he became a large land owner, receiving 
Crown Grants from King George II, in James City 
and New Kent Counties, aggregating several thousand 
acres, some patents being granted him for the trans- 
portation of persons to assist in colonizing the Prov- 
ince. He was closely associated, in these grants, with 
Charles W'oodington, George Morris, George Gilbert 
and Thomas Mitchell, whose plantation was adjoining. 
He had issue : 

I.— HEXERY. 

n.— RICHARD. . ' ' 



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I.— HENERY SCRUGGS, son of Richard Scruggs, 
Gentleman, of New Kent County, Virginia, was 
married in St. Peter's Parish January 25, 1685-6, 
to Anne Grose*. 

He is mentioned in Old St. Peter's Vestry Book 
as follows : 

Entry in 1723. 

'Ordered that Henry Scruggs Senr, his Tith- 
ables and Richd Scruggs be added to Mr. Adams 
precincts for clearing the Highway.' 
He had issue: 

1. Henry. 

2. John. . , . 

3. Richard. ,.. 1 ,, 

4. Thomas. - 

5. Edward, died 1738. 

6. Mary, died 1738. ' 

7. Anne. ' 



* Roger Grosef was Gentleman Justice and Commissioner of 
the Peace of Ann Arundel County, Maryland, July 22. 
1658, November 11, 1611, and October 10, 1665 (see Mary- 
land Archives, Vol. III.). 

Will of John Grose, Ann Arundel County, Maryland, Decem- 
ber 4, 1675, proved April 18, 1076. as follows: 

To brother Royer a tract on Miles River. 

To brother William, when twenty-one years old, the planta- 
tion on Wye River. 

To sister Elizabeth, wife of Richard Snowden, 400 acres on 
Wye River. 

To sister Frances at sixteen years old, and heirs, 2."0 acres on 
Miles River (see Maryland Calendar >:.f Wills). 

t Brought to America, 1637, by Francis Fowler of James 
River County. 



SCRUGGS G E N E A L O G Y 

I.-i— HENRY SCRUGGS, son of Henery Scruggs by 
his wife Anne Grose, was born in Virginia and 
died in New Kent County September 8, 1738. He 

:;.. married Elizabeth .„ „, by whom he 

had issue : 

1. Davis, baptized June 20, 1715. 

2. Henry, born June 11, 1722. 

3. James, born March 13, 1723-4. 

4. Samuel, born September 30, 1726. 

5. EHzabeth, born in New Kent County, Vir- 

ginia, St. Peter's Parish, 1729. 

6. JuHus, born in New Kent County, Virginia, 

January r, 1736. 

His wife, EHzabeth Scruggs, had the following 
slaves baptized in New Kent County, Virginia, 
1757: Lucy, Betty. Richard, Roger, Milly, and 
: Margaret. 



I.-2— JOHN SCRUGGS, son of Henery Scruggs by 
his wife Anne Grose, was baptised May 25, 1690, 
married in New Kent County August 4, 1709. 
Judith Porter, by whom he had issue : 

1. Henry. 

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2. William, 

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I._3_RICHARD SCRUGGS, son of Henry Scruggs 

by his wife Anne Grose, married Martha , 

by whom he had issue in New Kent County, 
Virginia : 

1. Martha, bom April 4, 1718. 

2. Richard, born January 10, 1720. 

3. Drury, born February i, 1725. 

4. Thomas, born July 30, baptised 7ber, 1729. 

5. Jesse, born July 23, 1736. 

6. Mar>', born February 12, 1738. 

Richard Scruggs was granted two hundred and 
thirty acres in Goochland County, Virginia, in 
1755, w^hich grant had been previously owned by 
Drury Scruggs, who. failing to make the necessary 
improvements, forfeited same. 

I.-4— THO^IAS SCRUGGS, son of Henry Scruggs 
by his wife Anne GrOse, was bom in New Kent 
County, Virginia. He married twice, firstly 

Mitchell, a sister of Valentine Mitchell. 

He married secondly Juday Buford. Thomas 
Scruggs moved from New Kent County to Buck- 
ingham County and settled just prior to his death 
in Cumberland, where his will was dated April 
26, 178^, in which he m.entions his wife, his son 
Dmr>% and his grandson Finch Scruggs, and "my 
other children." The will is signed, sealed and 
delivered in the presence of Thomas Scmgs, 
Obedier Scrugs, V/illiam Anderson. 

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He had issue (sons) : 

1. William. 

2. Gross. 

3. Thomas. 

4. Valentine. - 

5. Drury. 

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I..i-3_JAMES SCRUGGS, son of Henry Scruggs by 
his wife Elizabeth, was born in Virginia March 13, 
1723-4, and moved up the James River. He bought 
land on both sides of Slate River in Albermarle 
County, formerly part of Goochland County, Sep- 
tember 10, 1760, where he settled. 

I.-i.4_SAMUEL SCRUGGS, son of Henry Scruggs, 
was born in New Kent County, Virginia, Septem- 
ber 30, 1726. He married Elizabeth , 

by whom he had issue : 

1. Mary, born 1756, New Kent County, Vir- 

ginia. 

2. Anne, born 1758, Xew Kent County, Virginia 

I._i-6_JUIJUS SCRUGGS, son of Henry Scruggs 
by his wife Elizabeth, was born in New Kent 
County. Virginia, January i, 1736; baptized St. 
Peter's Parish, March 6, 1736. He married Sabra 
Finch, by whom he had issue (sons) : 

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1. James, born New Kent County, Vir^nia, 

December 25, 1760, and remained in 
Virginia. 

2. Richard, bom 1764. 

Julius Scruggs moved from New Kent County 
to Henry County, where he took his oath of al- 
legiance in 1776. 

I.-2-i_HENRY SCRUGGS, son of John Scruggs by 

his wife Judith Porter, married Ann 

He moved to Cumberland County where he died in 
the Parish of Littleton. His will, dated April 10. 
1793, and probated in Cumberland County March 
24, 1794, mentions wife Ann, four children, Little- 
berry, Sally, Phebe, and Tabitha, his grandchil- 
dren the Le Seurs (their father Peter Le Seur. 
French Hugenot, was born 8ber 23, 1750, son 
of David Le Seur and Elizabet, his wife), 
granddaughter Lucy Porter Scruggs, and her 
Brother William. He appoints son, Littleberry 
■ Scruggs, and George Baskerville, sole executors. 
The will is sealed, signed and delivered in presence 
of Ann Seay, Fleming Cayce and Sephia Golding. 
Henry Scruggs had issue : 

1. Littleberry. 

2. Phebe, married William Richardson, Septem- 

ber 25, 1775, Cumberland County. 

3. Sally. 

4. Tabitha. 

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I.-3-2 — RICHARD SCRUGGS, son of Richard 
Scruggs by his wife Martha, was born in Virginia, 
January lo, 1720. Went with his wife and five 
children (also eight slaves) to the Georgia Prov- 
ince, and settled in St. Matthew's Parish, after- 
wards called Effingham County, 1757. He received 
land grants from the Colonial and State Govern- 
ments from 1760 to 1768, being known thereby as 
a "Headright." He was a very prominent man 

;. and held the position of Gentleman Justice of St. 
Matthew's Parish November, 1764-1766. 

L-3.3_DRURY SCRUGGS, son of Richard Scruggs 
by his wife Martha, was born in New Kent 
County, Virginia, February i, 1725. He married 
Mary Carter, by whom he had issue: 

1. John, 

2. Theoderick. 

3. Jane, who married Early. 

4. Drury. > 

5. Edward. 

6. Nancy or Ann, who married William Minton, 

November i, 1773. 

7. Carter. 

8. Frances, called "Fanny," who married Wil- 

liam Anderson. 

Drury Scruggs died in Cumberland Count}-, 
Virginia. His will is -dated April 29, 1782, and 
proved August 26, 1782, in which he makes be- 

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quests to all his children and appoints his be- 
loved wife, Mary, as guardian to '"manage, do, and 
act" for his son, Carter Scruggs,* and if she 
should die before his son Carter, he appoints his 
son Edward to act and manage for him, etc. The 
will is signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence 
of Will Anderson, Archibald Hatcher, John L. 
Wood. 

I._3_4_THOMAS SCRUGGS, son of Richard 
Scruggs by his wife Martha, was born July 30. 
1729. Reserved in the Second Virginia Regiment. 
1776, and died prior to 1778. Married Kesia 

._ , who drew a pension from the United 

States Government for the services rendered by 
her husband in the Revolutionary W^ar. 

I--3-5— JESSE SCRUGGS, son of Richard Scruggs 
by his wife Martha, was born in Virginia July 23. 
1736. He moved with his family and settled in 
Burke County, Georgia, prior to 1774. 
He had issue : 

1. Gross, born in Virginia, 1758. 

2. Jesse. 

3. Josiah. 

4. William. 

5. Mary. 



It is evident that the son Carter died young, as the will of 
Mary Scruggs, wife of Drury Scruggs, hied in Cumber- 
land County, 1804, makes no mention of him. 

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I..4_i_WILLIAM SCRUGGS, son of Thomas 
Scruggs, was born in Virginia. He moved from 
New Kent up the James River, and in 1750 re- 
ceived Colonial grants of land in Albermarle 
County (which county was formerly a part of 
Goochland and Hanover Counties, Hanover 
County having been a part of New Kent County), 
and after the division of Albermarle County, part 
of his land became situated in Buckingham 
County. His will, dated May i/th, 1785, mentions 
one-half of 174 acres in Buckingham County to 
be given to his son John. He had issue : 

1. Finch, born in Buckingham County, Vir- 

ginia, July 13, 1772. 

2, Allen, born in Buckingham County, Virginia, 

1778. 
^ 3. John. 

I.-4-2— GROSS SCRUGGS, Gentleman, of Bedford 
County, Virginia, son of Thomas Scruggs, was 
born in X'irginia about 1736. He was sergeant in 
the Colonial ]\Iilitia in 1758; Gentleman Justice of 
the Court of Bedford County, June 25, 1771 ; 
qualified as Justice of the Peace, March 26, 1771 ; 
appointed trustee to regulate the making of slopes 
for the passage of fish in the mill dams on Black 
Water River, February, 1772; was chosen County 
Committeeman, May 25, 1775. He was commis- 
sioned as captain of the Fifth \irginia Regiment, 
February 26, 1776 (commanded by Colonel 

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Charles Scott), and served as late as March, 1778; 
he was a major prior to November, 1781, in the 
Continental line with George Washington, Com- 
mander-in-Chief, He qualified as Sheriff of Bed- 
ford County, November 24, 1783, under commis- 
sion from the Governor of Virginia, dated October 
6, 1783, to act during pleasure. He married 
(bachelor) October 4, 1768, Elizabeth Arthur, of 
Bedford County, sister to Benjamin Arthur. He 
had no issue. 

Gross Scruggs' will was dated July 12, 1787, 
and probated in Bedford County, July 28, 1788, 
in which he leaves all of his estate, both real and 
personal, to his wife Elizabeth, and at her death 
to her nephew William Arthur, son of Benjamin 
Arthur, with a legacy to Gross Scruggs, son of 
Thomas Scruggs, of fifty pounds current money. 
He makes his wife executrix, and his brother 
Thomas Scruggs with Edmund Winston, execu- 
tors. The will was sealed in the presence of 
Thomas Arthur, x\nne Brown, Boyce Edison. 

I..4-3_THOMAS SCRUGGS, Gentleman, son of 
Thomas Scruggs, married twice; he had issue by 
his first wife: 

1, William, born in Virginia April i, 1763. 

2. Elizabeth, called '"Betsy," born in Virginia. 

married January 25, 1785 (by the Rev. Na- 
thaniel Shrewsbury in Bedford County, 

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Virginia), Julius Blackburn, the son of 
Edward and Anna Blackburn, and grand- 
son of William and Elizabeth Blackburn. 
'^ 3. Thomas, Jr., born in Virginia. 

4. Martha, called "Patsy," who married „ _ 

Welsh, and died in Virginia. 

5. Gross, born in Virginia in 1769. 

Thomas Scruggs, after the death of his first 
wife, and about the year 1793-94, went to Scott 
County, Kentucky, with his five grown children, 
and settled them there (with the exception of his 
son Gross, who returned to Virginia). He gave 
to each, adjoining tracts of land near "Lindsay 
Station," about twelve miles from the city of 
Frankfort, and known to this day as the "Old 
Scruggs' Place." He gave, in addition, to his 
eldest son, William, two valuable slaves, man and 
wife,'named Kiah and Joan, who had been among 
his own, trusted, faithful servants, and who were 
said to possess unusual sagacity, common sense 
and loyalty. These slaves, or their increase, con- 
tinued in the family some time after the close of 
the Civil War. Thomas Scruggs returned from 
Kentucky to Virginia prior to 1798, and was mar- 
ried there to Jane Scott, the daughter of Walter 
Scott of Bedford County, by whom he had issue : 

(i.) Reaves Scott, born in Bedford County, 
I .^ • Virginia, November, 1799. 

(2.) Richard ^^litchell, born in Bedford County, 
Virginia, 1802. 

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Thomas Scruggs' will was dated November 17, 
1801, and probated in Bedford County, Virginia, 
October 22, 1804, in which he leaves his real and 
personal estate to his loving wife Jane, and at her 
death to be equally divided between her two chil- 
dred. To the elder son Reaves Scott, at his ma- 
jority, he bequeathes two negroes, man and wife, 
named Sampson and Joannah, He appoints his 
son Gross Scruggs and his wife Jane Scruggs, ex- 
ecutors. The will is sealed, signed and delivered 
in the "presents" of Abner Ferrel, Henry Buford, 
Sr., Ursley G. Scott. 

I.-4-4_VALENTINE SCRUGGS, Gentleman, of 
Buckinham County, Virginia, son of Thomas 
Scruggs, served in the Virginia Militia during the 
Revolution in Captain Ballow's Mint. Company, 
May 24, 1777. He was appointed and constituted 
Trustee by the Court of Virginia, November 5. 
1793, and December 18, 1794, for extending and 
clearing for navigation Slate River, in Bucking- 
ham County. He married Jane Allen, the daughter 
of George Allen by his wife Jane Ashby, by whom 
he had issue: 
r. George Allen. 

I.-4-5- 
I.-i-6-i_ 

I.- 1-6-2— RICHARD SCRUGGS, son of Julius 
Scruggs by his wife Sabra Finch, was born in \ ir- 
ginia in 1764. He moved from Virginia to Green 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOG Y 

County, Tenn., and settled a half mile from the 
town of W'arrenbiirg. He was a wealthy planter 
and owner of slaves. His home was situated in 
the midst of his broad acres, on a high bluff, oA-er- 
looking the Nola Cluicky River. He married 
twice; firstly, in Tennessee, Elizabeth McMackin, 
whose mother was a Johnston. He married, sec- 
ondly, the widow Davis. He had issue by his first 
wife only; seven sons and three daughters : 

1. James, born in Tennessee, October i, 1794. 

2. John, born in Tennessee, March 4, 1797. 

3. Abijah. 

4. Rufus, 

5. William. r . , 

6. Frederick, who died single, and was very 

fond of all sports, keeping a private stable 
of fine race horses, and possessing a num- 
ber of blue ribbons taken by them at dif- 
ferent times in New Orleans and elsewhere. 

7. Richard, died single in Cynthiana. Ky. 

8. Sarah, who married twice; firstly. 

Gordon ; secondly, John Bayless. 

9. Mary, who married John Jarnigan. 

10. Martha, who married twice ; firstly, _ 

Dinsmore, secondly, Charles Webster. 

I.-2-i-i_LITTLEBERRY SCRUGGS, the only son 
of Henry Scruggs, by his wife Ann, was born in 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

Virginia, and married Frances _ _ , by 

whom he had issue : 

1. Lucy Porter, who married Palmore. 

2. WilHam. 

3. Elizabeth, who married __ Edwards. 

4. Sally, who married Granger. 

5. Benjamin Eliott. 

6. Henry, 

7. Thomas. 

Littleberry Scruggs died in Cumberlaxid 
County, Virginia. His will is dated December 18. 
1822, and probated November 24, 1823, in which 
he mentions his beloved wife Frances, and six of 
his children. He leaves the sum of $100 to be 
paid his grandson Littleberry Palmore. He ap- 
points and constitutes his friend, Colonel Maurice 
Langhofne, with his son* Benjamin E. Scruggs, 
executors. The will is signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of James Aiken, Benjamin F. 
Sims. 

I--3-3-I— JOHN SCRUGGS, son of Drury Scruggs 
by his wife Alary Carter, served in the Revolution 
from North Carolina and participated in the battle 
of Guilford Court House under General Nathaniel 
Green. He was one of the pioneer settlers of 
Tennessee, where his name appears on the records 
of Anderson County for 200 acres in 1801, and 50 
acres in 1804. He married Millie 2>Ienefee, daugh- 
ter of George Menefee, by whom he had issue : 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

1. John, born Alay 31, 1797; died, May 5, 1861. 

2. James. 

3. William. 

4. Carter, born 1810. 

5. Thomas. 

6. Richard. 

7. George, died single. 

8. Nancy, married Isaac Sartin, by whom she 

had issue four sons, John, Wiley, Richard, 
Isaac, and three daughters, Tabitha, Millie, 
and Matilda. 

9. Matilda, married John Simms. 
10. Elizabeth, married Joseph Day. 

I--3-3-2— 

I--3-3-4— DRURY E. SCRUGGS son of Drury 
Scruggs by his wife ^Nlary Carter, was born in 
Virginia. When an aged man he emigrated to 
Davidson County, Tennessee, with his family of 
grown children, four sons and three daughters. 
He served in the Revolution with Washington. 
He had issue : 



I. Richard. 

2 _ 

3. Theophilus, born September, 1782. 

4 

5 

6 



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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

I--3-3-5— EDWARD SCRUGGS, son of Drury 
Scruggs by his wife Mary Carter, was born in 
Virginia. He went to Botetourt County and set- 
tled near Fincastle, where he became a wealthy 
planter and owner of slaves. He had issue : 

1. John. 

2. William. 

3. Edward. 

4. Sarah, called "Sallie," who married in Wil- 

liamson County, Tenn., Samuel Glass, by 
whom she had a son, Fielding Glass, 

I--3-5-I— GROSS SCRUGGS, son of Jesse Scruggs 
was bom in Virginia. He served in the Revolu- 
tionary War, enlisting as private under General 
Anthony Wayne. At the close of the war he re- 
turned with General W^ayne, and the militia be- 
longing to the upper counties of Georgia, to their 
Headquarters at Ebenezer, April 22, 1782. He 
married twice; first, Annie Kieth Hale, by whom 
he had issue: 

1. Frederick. 

2. William, located in Georgia. 

3. Mary. 

Gross Scruggs married, for his second wife, 
Margaret Earle of Georgia, by whom he had issue : 

(i.) Gross, born February 10, 1790. 
(2.) Jesse. 
(3.) Margaret. 

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SCRUGGS GENE A L O G Y 

(4.) Josiah, settled in Baker County, Georgia. 

Margaret Earle Scruggs died suddenly in Ef- 
fingham County, Georgia, in 1799. 

I.-3-5-2— 

I--3-5-3— JOSIAH SCRUGGS, son of Jesse Scruggs, 
had issue : 

I. Nathaniel. ' , 

And others. 
I--3-5-4— 

I..4-i.i_FINCH SCRUGGS, son of William 
Scruggs, and grandson of Thomas Scruggs, was 
born in Buckingham County, Virginia, July 13, 
1772, and married, November, 17S9, Nancy 
Thomas, who was born in Cumberland County, 
Virginia, October 27, 1773, by \vhom he had issue : 

1. Mary Stevenson, born November 3, 1794, in 

Cumberland County, and married William 
R. Barksdale, by whom she had issue, sev- 
eral sons and a daughter named Narcissa. 

2. William, born February 5. 1797, Bucking- 

ham County, Virginia. 

3. Jesse T., Born February 17, 1799. in Buck- 

ingham County, Virginia. 

4. Finch Philip, born May 19, 1801, in Bucking- 

ham County, Virginia. 

5. .A.llen F., born Nov. 8, 1803, in Buckingham 

County, Virginia. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

6. Phineas Thomas, born March 29, 1806, in 

Davidson County, Tennessee. 

7. Sarah H., born July 3, 1808, in Davidson 

County, Tennessee. 

8. Anthony, born April 30, 18 10, in Wil- 

liamson County, Tennessee. 

9. Albert, born July 18, 1815, in WilHamson 

County, Tennessee. 

10. Jobe Howell, born Nov. 11, 1817, in Wil- 

liamson County, Tennessee. 

11. John H., bom June 20, 1820, in WilHamson 

Coimty, Tennessee. 

Finch Scruggs and his wife Nancy moved with 
their first five children from Virginia to Tennessee 
in 1804 and settled on the place afterwards called 
Nashville. Subsequently they moved to David- 
son County, Tennessee, from thence to the City of 
Franklin. He died in Tishomingo County, Missis- 
sippi, August 28, 1863, at the advanced age of 
ninety -one, and his wife Nancy died April 8, 1868, 
at the age of ninety-five years. 

I.-4.i.2_ALLEN SCRUGGS, son of William 
Scruggs and brother of Finch Scruggs, was born 
in Buckingham County, Virginia, 1778, and died 
in 1840 in Lawrence County, Alabama. He mar- 
ried S. Bradley, by whom he had issue, three sons 
and three daughters : 

I. William, died single. ' 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

2. Jesse, died young. 

3. Finch. 

4. Elizabeth. ' '. : 

5. Martha. 

6. Sarah. 
I.-4-1-3— 

I._4_3.i_WILLIA]M SCRUGGS, eldest son of 
Thomas Scruggs, was born in Virginia, April 
I, 1763. He married in Bedford County, Vir- 
ginia, February 8, 1784 (by the Rev. Charles 
Clay), Elizabeth Buford, born Decem.ber 24, 
1765, the daughter of Captain James Buford 
of Virginia State Militia (March 22, 1777) and 
Elizabeth Bramlett, his wife. \\'illiam Scruggs 
enhsted as a private in Captain David Boyd's Com- 
pany, Colonel Lynch's Regiment, from Bedford 
County, Mrginia. He was also a private under 
Colonel James Calloway. X'irginia State Troops, 
1781. He served under command of Colonel ^Vil- 
liam Washington. He \vas at the Battle of Guil- 
ford Court House, and participated in the pursuit 
of Lord Cornwallis into South Carolina. In Sep- 
tember, 1 78 1, he apprehended a deserter, for 
which act he received a credit of three months' 
service. His widow, Elizabeth Buford vScruggs, 
drew a pension from the United States Govern- 
ment until her death for services rendered by her 
husband during the War of the Revolution. Slie 
died June 14, 1854, at the home of her son, 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

Thomas Mitchell Scruggs, in Kentucky. William 
Scruggs moved from Bedford County, Virginia, 
to Scott County, Kentucky, in 1793-94, where he 
died July 6, 1833. He had issue: 

1. Sophia, born in Virginia July i, 1785, married 

Kertly, and died in Columbia, 

Mo. 

2. Polly Four (or Fore), born in Virginia, Oc- 

tober 2, 1787, died single, June 29, 1833. 

3. Judith, born November 20, 1789, married 

James Vallandingham, by whom she had 
no issue. 
- 4. James, born March 14, 1792. 

5. William Buford, born October 4, 1794; en- 

listed in the United States Army, 17th In- 
fantry, April 8, 1814 ; transferred to the 7th 
Infantry May 11, 1814; made third lieuten- 
ant May 14, 1814; promoted to second 
; lieutenant June 9, 18 14, and honorably dis- 
charged June 15, 1815. He died single, 
February, 1847. 

6. Martha (called "Patsy"), born in Kentucky, 

October 10, 1797; married February 28, 
1822, Joseph Beatty, by whom she had is- 
sue, Elizabeth, Martha Helen (called 
"Patsy" and who married Robert Rear- 
don; their children were Joseph, Edgar, 

. Mary Elizabeth, Nanscy. "Patsy," Frances 
John Chapman, Robert, Clarence, and 

;: Clemence), William Joseph, Mary Buford. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

and John Chapman, who died at twenty 
years of age. 

7. Elizabeth, born in Kentucky, March 4, 1800, 

who married her cousin, Abraham Scruggs. 
She died July 14, 1833, leaving one child, a 
son named James Vallandingham Scruggs. 

8. Thomas Mitchell, born in Scott County, Ken- 

tucky, November 17, 1802. 

9. Frances, born in Scott County, Kentucky, 

March 29, 1805, married twice, first James 
Ritchie, by whom she had no issue ; sec- 
ondly, her cousin and brother-in-law, Abra- 
ham Scruggs, by whom she had no issue. 
10. Gross Franklin, born in Scott County, Ken- 
tucky, November 22, 1808. 

I._4_3.3_THOMAS SCRUGGS, second £on of 
Thomas Scruggs, was born in Mrginia. He mar- 
ried in Bedford County, Virginia, Alarch i, 1787 
(by the Rev. Jeremiah Hatcher), Judith Buford,- 
the daughter of Captain James Buford and Eliza- 
beth Bramlett, and a sister of Elizabeth Buford, 
who had married William Scruggs. Thomas 
Scruggs went to Kentucky with his father and 
brothers in 1793-94, and settled there on the 
"Scruggs Place." He had issue: 

1. William, born in \'irginia. 17S8. 

2. Thomas Buford, born in \'irginia, 1790. 

3. John. 

4. Abraham. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

5. Valentine. 

6. Simeon. 

7. Elizabeth, who married John, (called 

"Beaver") Johnson. 

8. Pamelia, who married William Lindsay, the 

son of Anthony Lindsay and Alice Cole, of 
"Lindsay Station," Kentucky, and grand- 
son of Anthony Lindsay and Nellie Dorsey, 
of Virginia. 

9. Nancy, who married William Sale. 

I.-4-3-5— GROSS SCRUGGS, third son of Thomas 
Scruggs, was born in Virginia, 1769. He 
went to Kentucky with his father and brothers 
in 1793-94, but did not remain. He went 
from there to Tennessee, and on back to Vir- 
ginia, and finally settled in Alabama on a large 
plantation, near Huntsville, Madison County. It 
is said he caused quite a sensation upon his ar- 
rival in Alabama, as he came in his coach-and-four, 
with out-riders. He married four times, first in 
Bedford County, Virginia, May 31, 1792. Nancy 
Logwood ; secondly, in Bedford County, Virginia. 
October 17, 1805,' Mary (called "Polly") Tate, 
who died September 19, 1832. He married, 
thirdly, in Alabama, the widow Jones, and 
fourthly, in Alabama, the widow Shotwell. Gross 
Scruggs had issue by Nancy Logwood: 

I. Thomas, born August 10, 1793, died wlien 
17 years of age. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

2. William, born January 5, 1795. 

3. Gross, bom October 3, 1796. 

4. Edmond L., born November 18, 1798. 

5. Ann H., born December 16, 1800, who mar- 

ried Daniel Harris. 

6. Mary F., born September 30, 1802 (called 

"Polly"), who married Dr. Waddy Tate 
and had a son named Frederick, after- 
wards colonel on Vandorn's stafif, Missis- 
sippi. 

7. Martha (called "Patsy"), born September 16, 

1804. 

Nancy Logwood Scruggs was a sister of Kitty 

' Logwood and a first cousin of Mary Otey Left- 

wich, who married Pleasant Goggin, brother to 

Pamelia Goggin, the wife of Samuel Clemens, 

from whom we have "Mark Twain." 

Gross Scruggs had issue by Mary Tate : 

: ^ (i.) Elizabeth, born October 11, 1807. ■ 

(2.) Emily, born October 29, 1809. 
(3.) Sarah, born October 16, 181 1, who mar- 
■: ',,. ried Judge Henry Fielding Scruggs, the son 

. . of Oglcsby Scruggs and his wife Christian 

(called "Kitty") Leake. Their issue was, 
; I. William, 2. Houston, 3. James Waddy, 

- 4. Irene, who married Otey Robinson, 5. 

Julia, who married James Ford, 6. Ella. 
(4.) Pamelia, born October 11, 1813. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

(5.) Julia Sophia, born Au^ist 26, 181 5, who 

married EU Driver. 
(6.) John Waddy, born July 6, 1817. 
(7.) James Henry, born May 26, 1819. 
(8.) Margaret Frances, born May 29, 1821, 

who married Benjamin Philpott. 
(9.) Harriet, born February 14, 1823. 
(10.) Elouise, born June 14, 1826, who married 
twice; first, William Saunders, by whom 
she had issue, Alice, ISIargaret, and Ella. 

She married, secondly, ...„_ Parker. 

Gross Scruggs had no issue by his last two 
wives. He was a prominent man of his times, and 
amassed quite a fortune, which, at his death, 
became divided amongst his numerous children. 
He died in Alabama on his plantation, in 1856, at 
the advanced age of ninety-five years, blind, but 
in full possession of his mental faculties. 

I._4.3_(i)_REAVES SCOTT SCRUGGS, eldest 
son of Thomas Scruggs by his second wife Jane 
Scott, was born in Virginia, November, 1799. He 
was an influential planter in Bedford County, Vir- 
ginia, and a political leader, representing the 
county in the State Legislature in 1S46-7, and in 
1847-8. In a recent letter received from Mr. Ro- 
land D. Buford, late Clerk of the County Court 
of Bedford County, he speaks of Reaves Scott 
Scruggs as follows : 

"Reaves Scott Scruggs was a gentleman of 
more than ordinary intelligence, and a fair 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

scholar; his chyrography was exceptional, and 
he was a gentleman of elegant and cultured 
manners. 

"His last sickness was immediately preceded 
by a sudden attack in my office, and as he was 
falling I caught him in my arms and prevented 
his fall to the floor. His first wafe was a first 
cousin to my sainted mother." 

Reaves Scott Scruggs married twice ; first, 1820, 
Mildred Leftwich Otey, born 1803, the daughter 
of Frazier Otey and his wife ^Mildred Leftwich,* 
and granddaughter of Captain John Otey, the 
Revolutionary soldier, and Mary Hopkins, his 
wife. He married secondly Sephia Cobbs. He 
died 1873. He had issue by his first wife: 

1. James, born 1821 ; died single. 

2. Richard Mitchell, born in Bedford County, 

Virginia, February 10, 1822. 

3. Ella Jane, who married John W. Holt. 

4. A child who died in infancy. 

•" ' 5. William Reaves, born February 13, 1828. 

6. Elizabeth (called "Betty"), who married 

James R. Holt. . 

7. Thomas. 

8. Sarah (called "Sallie"'). 

9. Edward G. 

(See Leftwich Lir.eagc and Arms of Ancient English i^tsccnt 
bv Jane Griffith Keys — revised and corrected by Roland 
D. Buford.) 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

10. Mildred L., who married William Kinnen. 

11. Gus A., living in St. Louis, Missouri. 

12. Charles Otey, living in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Reaves Scott Scruggs had issue by his second 
wife: 

(i,) John M., who married Annie Booth. 
(2.) Virginia R., v/ho married T. E. Cobbs. 

L-4-3- (2)— RICHARD MITCHELL SCRUGGS, 
son of Thomas Scruggs by his second wife Jane 
Scott, was born in Bedford County, \'irginia, 1802. 
At the death of his father, EH D. Gilmore was 
appointed his guardian. He married November 6, 
■ 1823, Charlott Caffery, by whom he had no issue. 
he died 1824, and on November i, 1825, his widow, 
Charlott, married Jubal Early. 

I..4.4.i_GEORGE ALLEN SCRUGGS, son of 
Valentine Scruggs by his wife Jane Allen, was 
bom in Buckingham County, Virginia; married 
Mary Ward, the daughter of Thomas East Ward 
and his wife Sarah Mimms Culpepper, by whom 
he had issue : 

1. Valentine Ward. 

2. Sarah, died young. 

3. Mary Ward, who married Marshall Living- 

stone. 

I.-1-6-2-1— JAMES SCRUGGS, son of Richard 
Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth McMackin, was 
born in Tennessee, October i, 1794. He married. 



SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

October 2, 1823, Catherine Douglas Hale, born 
November 22, 1801, the daughter of Philip Hale 
and his wife Catherine Douglas, by whom he had 
issue: 

1. A son born July 20, 1824; died in infancy. 

2. Elizabeth Kieth, born August 27, 1825, mar- 

ried William Chilton ; issue eleven sons and 
no daughters. James William. Charles 
Garrett, Richard Scruggs, PhiHp Hale, 
George Alexander, Joseph Ewing, John 
Bell, Frederick Douglas, Samuel Porter, 
Rufus Janigan and Keith. 

3. Philip Hale, born April 18, 1828; died single. 

4. Richard Douglas, born June 22, 1830. 

5. Alexander William, bom April 11, 1833, 

6. Catherine Jane, born July 22, 1836; married 

June 28, 1857, Elvin Ewing Watkins, who 
died 1881, and by whom she had issue: 
Elizabeth Douglass, Ida Blain, James, 
William Alexander, Charles Temple and 
" Richard Ewing. 

7. James Williams, bom March 25, 1840; died 

at age of four years. 
; 8. Charles Kieth, born November 26, 1842. 

9. A son born July 2^, 1846; died in infancy. 
James Scruggs was captain of a military com- 
pany organized for driving the Indians further 
west out of Tennessee, for v/hich services he re- 
ceived ?200 pay; at this time he was barely eigh- 
teen years of age. Captain James vScruggs was 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

educated at the Nola Chucky Academy. He was a 
merchant for ten years in Warrenburg, Tennessee, 
sold his business after that time and purchased 
a large plantation adjoining his father's estate on 
the Nola Chucky River, near Dandridge, where he 
was postmaster for many years. After fifteen 
years he moved from his plantation to the town of 
Dandridge, the County Seat of Jefferson County, 
Tennessee, placing his plantation in the hands of 
his son-in-law, William Chilton. James Scruggs 
died May 12, 1850, and Catherine Douglas 
Scruggs died in 1883 at the home of her daughter, 
Catherine Jane Watkins, in Decatur, Texas. 

I.- 1 -6-2-2— JOHN SCRUGGS, son of Richard 
Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth McMackin, was 
bom in Green County, Tennessee, Alarch 4, 1797- 
He was educated at Tusculum College, of which 
college he was afterwards Professor of Greek for 
some years, later becoming a minister in the Mis- 
sionarj' Baptist Church. He erected a brick 
church building on his private estate, which is still 
used as a Baptist Church. He was pastor of the 
Mount Harmony Church for twenty years, resign- 
ing December 1863. He was never known to ac- 
cept a cent of remuneration during his entire ser- 
vice in the ministry. He married, September 7, 
1824, Theresa Newell Carter, born in Cocke 
County, Tennessee, October 8, 1806, the daughter 
of Francis Jackson Carter and his wife Esther 
Crockett, by whom he had issue: 



-y-'j 



i ;)J;^-.■l. 



SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

1. Mary, born October 5, 1825; married April 

25, 1S44, Judge George Brown, by whom 
she had issue: George, Mary, EHzabeth, 
Sarah Theresa, Margaret, George, Jr., 
Louise A., John, Joseph, Richard W. and 
James Frederick. She died June 24, 1871, 
at Knoxville, Tennessee. 

2. EHzabeth Esther, born September 26, 1827, 

married Horace Burton Yearwood Septem- 
ber 30, 1848, by whom she had issue: John, 
Francis Carter, Richard J,, Horace Burton, 
Jr., and Daniel Boone. 
.3. Sarah Stakely, born May 7, 1829; married 
twice; first, December 18, 1845, John Jor- 
dan, by whom she had one child, Josephine, 
who married Thomas Turner. She married, 
secondly, William H. Stevens, by whom she 
had no issue. She died at Ash Grove, [Mis- 
souri, in 1895. 
' - 4. Susan, born March 8, 1831 ; died April 25, 
1831. 
5. Lavinia Walker, born February 13, 1832; 
married, September 8, 1853, Thomas Year- 
wood, the son of William Yearwood and 
Martha Xeely, by whom she had issue : 
James Forest, Martha Theresa, John Fran- 
,. ' . cis, William Frederick, Thomas Abijah, 
Miranda Elizabeth, Robert Sneed, Lela 
Tklay. She died near Sweetwater, Tennes- 
see, August 4, 1899, her husband having 
- ^ died May 24, 1889. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

6. Richard Francis, bom February i, 1834. 

7. William Frederick Crockett, born January 9, 

1837; died, single, July 29, 1S57. 

8. John Jarnigan, born February 5, 1839; died 

September 13, 1839. 

9. James, born May 30, 1840. 

10. Abijah Douglas, born May 29, 1842. 

11. Miranda Lee, born March 17, 1844; niar- 

ried June 14, 1870, Jefferson L. Carson, by 
whom she had issue: Theresa, Frederick, 
and Paul. 

12. George Washington, born February 11, 

1846; died November 29, 1849. 

13. Zachary Taylor, born June 11, 1848; died 

April 30, 1849. 

14. Rufus, born August 28, 1850; died October 

21, 1856. 

John Scruggs died suddenly at his plantation 
home Gudger, near Madisonville, Monroe County, 
Tennessee, November 11, 1867, at the age of 
seventy-three years. Theresa Carter Scruggs, his 
wife, died at Gudger, November 9, 1888. 

I.- 1 -6-2-3— ABIJAH SCRUGGS son of Richard 
Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth McMackin, was 
born in Tennessee. He married Elizabeth (^^ called 
"Betsy") Brown, by whom he had issue: 

1. Preston. 

2. William. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

3. Richard. 

4. James, 

5. Minerva, who married Joseph Chilton ; issue, 

three. 

6. Sarah, who married Joseph Davis ; issue, five. 

7. Martha, who married Alexander Davis ; 
issue, one son named James. 

8. Mary, who married Emmet Newman ; issue, 
one son named Walter. 

9. Julia, who married Thomas Frey ; issue, two. 

I.-1-6-2-4— RUFUS SCRUGGS, son of Richard 
Scruggs, by his wife Elizabeth McMackin, was 
born in Tennessee. He married Mary Jarnigan, 
by whom he had issue: 

1. WilHam. 

2. Richard. 

3. Elizabeth. 

I.-1-6-2-5— \MLLIAM SCRUGGS, son of Richard 
Scruggs, by his wife Elizabeth McMackin, was 
born in Tennessee. He married Lucy Braboon, 
by whom he had issue : 

1. Ephraim. 

2. Frederick, who married Eliza Jane Mc- 

Curley. .. \ 

3. William. 

4. Benjamin. 

5. Thomas. 

6. Sarah, who married _ Witt. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

7. Annie, who married _ _ — Maloney. 

8. Virginia (called "J^^^"^^")* who married 

Hale. 

9. Mary, who married Dr. DeBusk. 

I.-2-1-1-2— WILLIAM SCRUGGS, son of Littleberry 
Scruggs by his wife Frances, married, in 1808, 
in Lynchburg, Virginia, Susan Mauzy, of French 
Hugenot descent and whose father she said was 
the son of a French nobleman related to General 
Rousseau, who commanded a division at the Battle 
of Perry\-ille, and who called to see her when he 
passed through the town where she lived. Wil- 
liam Scruggs moved from Virginia to Kentucky 
the latter part of the year 1808. He had issue: 

1. 'Berry, born July 2, 1809, in Kentucky. 

2. Benjamin Franklin. 

3. Henry. 

4. Mary, who married Turner Colvin. 

5. Sally, who married Albert Barnett. 

6. Eliott, died young. 

William Scruggs died in 1850 and his widow 
died ten years later. 

I.-2-i-i-5_BEXJAML\ ELIOTT SCRUGGS, son of 
Littleberry Scruggs by his wife Frances, married 
Emeline S. Cabell, December 17, 1829, in Lynch- 
burg, \''irginia, the youngest daughter of Samuel 
Jorden Cabell of "Soldier's Joy"' and Sarah Sims 
of Hanover County, Virginia. Samuel J. Cabell 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 



was the eldest son of William Cabell and Mar- 
garet Jorden, and was a member of Congress from 
1795-1803, and a Lieut.-Colonel in the Civil War. 
Benjamin Eliott Scruggs died March, 1855. 

1.-2-1-1-6 — 

I.-2-1-1-7 — 

I._3.3.i_i_jOHN SCRUGGS, son of John Scruggs 
by his wife Millie Menefee, was born May 31, 
1797; died May 5, 1861. He married, September 
6, 182 1, in Anderson Count>-, Tennessee. Susannah 
Edwards, daughter of Samuel Edwards, who went 
to Tennessee from Maryland, by whom he had 
issue: j 

1. Mary, born August 3, 1822; married Henr>- 

Clear, by whom she had issue, John, Mar- 
^ garet, and Luther. 

2. George Menefee, born December 24, 1823. 

3. Polecy Ann, born April 28, 1S25. 

4. Millie, born September 14, 1826. 

5. William, bom February 8, 1828. 

6. Devenia, born March 9, 1830; married 

Charles Leinart; no issue. 

7. John Wesley, bom December 22, 183 1. 
'^ 8. Elizabeth Ellen, born October 18, 1833. 

9. Martha Jane, born September 26, 1835 ; mar- 
ried Reynolds Brogan, by whom she had is- 

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sue, John Wesley, Frank, Susannah, and 
James T. 

10. Samuel Edwards, born April 24, 1837. 

11. Thomas Jefferson, born January 13, 1S39. 

12. James Carter, born December 16, 1840. 

13. Louisa Catherine, bom October 30, 1842; 

married Calvin Keith, by whom she had is- 
sue, Samuel C, John W., and Charles Law- 
rence. 

L-3.3_i_2_JAMES SCRUGGS, son of John Scruggs 
by his wife Millie Menefee, married Martha 
Woodcock, moved from Virginia and settled in 
Alabama. 

I..3.3.i-3_\VILLLA.M SCRUGGS, son of John 
Scruggs by his wife Millie Alenefee, moved from 
Tennessee with his brother James and settled in 
Alabama. 

I._3.3-i_4_CARTER SCRUGGS, son of John 
Scruggs, was born in Anderson County, Tennes- 
see, July 2, 1810, and died at Altamount, Febru- 
ary I, 1866. He went to Marion County, Tennes- 
see, when a yovmg man, about 1834-5, and was 
married there to Lucinda Killgore, who was born 
March 20, 1820, daughter of Charles Killgore and 
Nancy Layne. He was a planter, Clerk of the 
Circuit Court one term. Justice of the Peace for 
many years. Chairman of the County Court, Tax 
Assessor of the County, member of the Methodist 

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Church South, and held many offices in the Society 
to which he belonged. He was a Whig politically, 
but later joined the Democx-atic Party. He had 
issue : 

1. Nancy, who married Henry Overturf. 

2. John, born February 19, 1844. 

3. Sarah A., who married J. C. Smith. 

4. Martha B., who married William Brown. 

5. James E. 

6. William AI., living in Texas. ^ 

7. Thomas J., living in Texas. 

8. Millie. 

9. George M., died in infancy. " 
10. Infant who died. 

I.-3-3-I-5— 
I--3-3-1-6— 
I.-3-3-4-I— .: 

I..3-3-4_3_THEOPHILUS SCRUGGS, third son of 
Drury E. Scruggs, was bom September, 1782. He 
came with his father's family to Davidson County. 
Tennessee, in 1808. He was an old line Whig, 
a soldier in the war of 181 2, Captain of a com- 
pany of Volunteers which he raised. He was an 
ardent lover of the Chase; died at Goodlettsville, 
Tenn., April 16, 1864. He married, November 
22, 1818, Charlotte Perry, by whom he had issue : 

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1. George P., bom November 2, 182 1. 

2. Benj. F., born January 22, 1823. 

3. Elizabeth Anne, born November 26, 1824. 

4. Narcissa, born August 26, 1826. 

5. Allen P., born February 28, 1829. 

6. Christopher C, born April 2, 1831. 

7. Alexander, born October 2, 1834. 

8. Richard, born February 28, 1837. 

I--3-3-5-I— JOHN SCRUGGS, son of Edward 
Scruggs and grandson of Drury Scruggs, went, 
when a young man, to Williamson County, Ten- 
nessee, where he married twice; first Mary Has- 
sell, the daughter of Joseph Hassell (who fought 
in the War of 181 2 under Jackson), in the year 
1818, by whom he had no issue. He married sec- 
ondly, Sallie Carl; no issue. 

I.-3-3-5-2— WILLIAIM SCRUGGS, son of Edward 
Scruggs and grandson of Drury Scruggs, went, 
when a young man, to Williamson County, Ten- 
nessee, where he married three times ; first, Sallie 
Kimbrough; by whom he had no issue. He mar- 
ried, secondly, Sarah Battle, by whom he had no 
issue. He married, thirdly, M. Edmonson; no 
issue. 

I.-3-3-5-3— EDWARD SCRUGGS, son of Edward 
Scruggs and grandson of Drury Scruggs, went to 
Williamson County, Tennessee, with his brothers 

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and married there Alpha Hassell in 1818, the 
daughter of Joseph Hassell and a sister to Mary, 
who married his brother, John Scruggs, He died 
in Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1846. 
Issue : 

1. Thomas, born 1819. 

2. William, born 1821, 

3. Joseph, born 1823. 

4. Edward, born 1825, died single. 

5. John, born 1827. 

6. Nancy, born 1829, who married, in 1850, Dee 

R. Crutcher. 

7. Theophilus or Theoderick, born 183 1. 
- 8. Young. 

9. Drury, died young. 

I..3_5-i_i_FREDERICK SCRUGGS, son of Gross 
Scruggs and his wife Anne Kieth Hale, settled in 
that part of North Carolina afterwards called Jef- 
ferson County, Tennessee. He was an extensive 
land owner, and left his widow one of the wealth- 
iest women in the State of Tennessee. He was a 
man of high intelligence and possessed grace and 

• cultured manners. He married Rebecca Lindsay 
Conway, the daughter of Edwin Conway, by whom 
he had issue : 

1. Basdell. 

2. Archibald. 

3. Murray. 

4. Elizabeth., who married Ingram. 

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5. Penelope, who married __ _ _ „ Gass. 

6. Frederick, born 1807. 

Rebecca Conway Scruggs, after the death of her 
first husband, married George Hudson, a Vir- 
ginian, who settled in Tennessee, near Dandridgc, 
by whom she had issue : Joel, Mary and Amie. 
She died at the age of eighty-seven. 

"445 Peachtreet Street, 
Atlanta, Mar. 10, 1910. 
To 

Mrs. Ethel Scruggs Dunklin, 

New York City. 

My Dear Cousin : 

I have had the pleasure to receive your esteemed letter 
of the 7th instant. Edwin Conway, of Virginia, my grand- 
mother's father, was Chairman of 'the Committee of 
Safety' of Lancaster County, in that State, at tiie time 
the Revolutionary War was breaking out. rie appears 
to have been a man of wealth and high, social position, 
and among the first to espouse the cause of independence. 
He was a personal friend of George Washington, who, it 
seems, was often a guest at his house. I do not know- 
certainly whether he ever held a commission as general 
in the Continental Army ; but as he was always spoken 
of by his neighbors as "General Conway,' I infer that he 
did. Still, the title may have been merely complimentary. 

It was charged, I believe, at one time, that he and 
Washington became estranged, and that he was in the 
'Conspiracy' (in the Continental Congress) to supplant 
Washington as Commander-in-Chief; but 1 have never 
been able to find any evidence in support of such a charge. 

I remember hearing my grandmother (Rebecca Lind- 
say Conway) speaking of the close friendship Ix'tween 
her father and Washington. She was tl;en a girl of some 
six or eight years. 

As history tells us there v.-as. at one time, a conspiracy 
to supplant Washington, and a 'Gen. Consvay' secm.s to 

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have had some connection with it, but I've never been 
able to determine whether it was our 'Gen. Conway' or 
some other. Certainly, so far as I can discover, there 
is no documentary evidence that my grandmother's father 
was in the plot, altho' he may have' been. 
_ I shall look forward with much interest to the comple- 
tion and publication of your work; meantime, if I can 
serve you, command me. 

With sincere esteem, ' 

Your kinsman, 

William L. Scruggs. 

■ P. S. : There is an old pamphlet, published by William 

and_Mar>' College (Williamsburg. Va.), which throws 
considerable light on the Scruggs-Conway geneology and 
history. It is long since out of print, and I know of but 
one copy extant. It is in the library and archives of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, at Washington, 
D. C.^ You might write to the 'Historical General' of 
the National D. A. R's. who would probably be willing 
to loan it to you. 

W. L. S." 

I.-3-5-I-2— WILLIAM SCRUGGS, son of Gross 
Scruggs, married in Georgia. 

I.-3-5-i-(i)— GROSS SCRUGGS, eldest son of 
Gross Scruggs by his second wife, Margaret 
Earle, was born February lo, 1790. He married 
in Georgia about 1818-20, Mar}^ Lundy and moved 
to Clark County, Alabama. He had issue : 

I. James Monroe, born September 28, 182! ; 

died July 2, 1853, single. 
2.* William Lundy, born November 26, 1823; 

died December 8, 189S. 
3. Margaret Earle, born November 18, 1825; 

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married twice ; first, December, 1844, Abner 
Albert Turner, by whom she had issue: 
Josephine E., Jesse Abner and Gross Al- 
bert. She married, secondly, January 8. 
1852, Eli Slater Thornton, by whom she 
had issue: William James, George Slater 
and Leander Earle. She died October 8, 
1858. 

4. Gross, born February 20, 1829. 

5. Jesse, born 183 1. 

6. Mary A., died March 26, 1834, aged seven 
months and three days. 

I..3-5_i-(2)— JESSE SCRUGGS, son of Gross 
Scruggs by his wife Margaret Earle, was born in 
Georgia about 1794. He married Alethia Sissons, 
by whom he had issue : 

1. John, who settled in Lowndes County, 

Alabama. 

2. Richard, born 18 18. 

3. Elizabeth, who married Dr. Hill, of South 

Carolina. 

I.-3-5-i-(4)- 

I..3.5.3.i_NATHANIEL SCRUGGS, the son of 
Josiah Scruggs, was born in Virginia about 1779. 
*He moved from Buckingham County, Virginia, to 
Tennessee, and settled on Big Harpeth River, 
near Franklin, Williamson County. He married 
Rhoda _ - by whom he had issue : 

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1. John, born 1806, in Buckingham County, 

Virginia. 

2. Augusta, who married James Jones. 

3. Kesiah, who married _ Williams. 

4. Josiah. 

5. Elizabeth Jane. 

6. Isham, who married "Bing" „ — 

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L-4-1-1-3— '■']_.,'] V ', 

I.-4.i-i.4_FINCH PHILIP SCRUGGS, third son 
of Finch Scruggs by his wife Nancy Thomas, was 
born in Buckingham County, Virginia, May 19, 
1801. He married twice, first in 1826, Martha 

■ •■•'■ Kittrell, of Tennessee, who died in 1836; secondly, 

the widow Murphy nee Susanne Boyce. Pie was a 

. Methodist minister from 1820 until his death on 

' ' '■ September 26, 1881. He had issue by his first 
wife: 

1. Solomon Kittrell, born 1828, living in Texas 

with a large family. 

2. Phineas Thomas, born 183 1 ; died July 13, 

1855- 

3. Lewis Summerfield, born July 13, 1834. 

4. Edward Young, born June 2, 1836, and died 

a soldier (C. S. A.), leaving a widow and 
one daughter. 

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Finch Philip Scruggs had issue by his second 
wife : 

(i.) Katherine, called "Kate," who married the 
noted artist Carl Gerthez, by whom she had 
issue, Susanne, Carl, Godfried, and Fred- 
erick Marshall. 

I.-4-I-I-5— ALLEN F. SCRUGGS, fourth son of 
Finch Scruggs, by his wife, Nancy Thomas, was 
born in Buckingham County, Virginia, November 
8, 1803; and ordained a minister of the Methodist 
Church. He moved with his parents in 1804 to 
Tennessee. In 1820 he went to Alabama where he, 
in 1826 and in 1828-29, ^^'^s sent as a missionary 
to the Cherokee Indians. He married three times, 
once in 1830, again in 1835, and in 1837, death 
leaving him a widower without issue each time. 
In 1856, on April 22, he married for the fourth 
time, a widow, Margaret P. Honey, nee Stephens, 
the daughter of Thomas and Alary Fisher Ste- 
phens, born in Ohio, May 18, 1827. He was en- 
gaged for some years in farming in Pettis County, 
Missouri, where he died. He had issue : 

1. Allena Frances, born September 6, 1857, who 

married February i, 1883, Joseph H. Roth- 
well. 

2. Eugene Jones, born December 17, 1859, in 

Johnson County. ^Missouri. 

3. Clarence McKendrce, born in Johnson 

County, Missouri, October 3, 1865. 

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I._4_i-i:6_PHINEAS THOMAS SCRUGGS, fifth 
son of Finch Scruggs, by his wife Nancy 
Thomas, was born in Davidson County. Tennessee. 
March 29, 1806. He was a prominent lawyer in 
Memphis, Tennessee, for over thirty years, and 
was Judge of the Criminal Court. He married 
Minerv'a Rivers, by whom he had issue : 

1. James Merriweather. 

2. Mary, who married „ _ Horton, 

by whom she had five children. 

3. Sarah, called "Sallie," who married 

Johnson. 

4. Edmond Rivers. 

5. Thomas Henderson, who was killed w-hen 

sixteen years old at the Battle of Chicka- 
mauga. 

I._4_i_i.8_ANTHONY T. SCRUGGS, sixth son of 
"~- Finch Scruggs by his wife Nancy Thomas, was 
born April 30, 18 10, in Williamson County. Ten- 
nessee ; married , by whom he had 

issue : 

1. Joel Dyer, born January 28, 1850, Marshall 

County, Mississippi. 

2. William Augustus, M. D. 

3. :.„ „, who married Henri 

Bascom Hale. 

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I..4.i_i_ic>_jOBE HOWELL SCRUGGS— eighth 
son of Finch Scruggs by his wife Nancy Thomas, 
was bom in WilHamson County, Tennessee, No- 
vember II, 1817. He married in 1843, Mary 
Locke, by whom he had issue : 

1. Phineas Thomas. 

2. Anthony T. 

3. John Hartwell, born in Mississippi, married 

Ludie Paine, of Aberdeen, Mississippi, 
April 4, 1883. 

4. Joseph L. 

L-4-1-1-11 — 

L-4-1-2-3— FINCH SCRUGGS, son of Allen Scruggs 
by his wife S. Bradley, married Elizabeth Ragger, 
by whom he had issue : 

1. Allen, born 1832. 

2, Seth, borni834. 

"; 3, Finch, Jr., bom 1847, January 30. 

4. Robert, born November 2, 1852. 

5. Sarah, called "Sallie," born August 29, 1838, 

married Martin. 

6. Lucy, born February 14, 1854. 

7. Eliza. 

8. Mary Frances. 

9. S. Bradley. - 

10. Rebecca. 

11. Narcissa Ann. 

12. Elizabeth. 

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L-4-3-I-4— JAMES SCRUGGS, eldest son of Wil- 
liam Scruggs, by his wife Elizabeth Buford, was 
worn in Virginia, Alarch 14, 1792. ?Ie eloped 
and married, in 1819, Henrietta Berryman, by 
whom he had issue : 

1. Oscar Fitzallen, born in Kentucky and said 

to be the "handsomest man in Kentucky, 
Missouri, or six states." 

2. Martin Luther. 

3. William Gilson. 

4. Mar>% who married J. P. Flournoy. by whom 

she had issue : \\'illiam, Sarah and John P. 

5. James Alexander. 

6. Sarah Ann, who married twice ; first. Watt 

Royester, by whom she had issue : Maurice 
and Mary. She married for her second 
husband Carter; no issue. 

7. John C. 

8. Thomas B. 

^ 9. Gross Valentine, who died young. 
10. Ann Hughes. 

I.-4-3.1. 8— THOMAS ^HTCHELL SCRUGGS, 
• third son of \\'illiam Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth 
Buford, was born in Scott County, Ky., Novem- 
ber 17, 1802. He was educated and grew to man- 
hood on the "Old Scruggs Place." He married, 
in 1834, Nancy Osborne, the daughter of Lieuten- 
ant Bennett Osborne, the Revolutionary soldier, of 
North Carolina (1778-1782), who had moved to 



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Kentucky after the war. Thomas Mitchell 
Scruggs lived in Kentucky until 1855, when he 
moved to Clay County, AIo., where he bought 
land and engaged in farming. He was a genial, 
quiet man, greatly beloved, a planter and owner of 
slaves. He died in the Fall of 1861. He had 
issue : 

1. Milus Dickey, bom in Scott County, Ky., 

1838. 

2. Thomas Mitchell, Jr. 

3. Elizabeth Ann, born 1847; married George 

Patton, by whom she had issue, one child, 
Martha, who married Charles Hutchason. 

I..4.3-i-io_GROSS FRANKLIN SCRUGGS, 
fourth son of William Scruggs by his wife Eliza- 
beth Buford, was born in Scott County, Ky., No- 
vember 22, 1808. He married there, September 
21, 1832, Anne (called "Nancy") M. Briscoe, the 
daughter of James Briscoe and his wife IMary 
Bruner, of Frederick, Maryland. Gross Franklin 
Scruggs moved from Scott County, Kentucky, to 

• Owen County, thence to Gallatin County, thence 
to Grant County, going from the State of Ken- 
tucky to Clinton County. Missouri, in 1856, and 
later to Sunflower County, Mississippi, finally 
settling, with his family and those slaves who re- 
mained with him, on a large plantation called 
"Forest Home," near Huntsville, Walker County, 
Texas, where he became a prominent planter, uni- 

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versally esteemed by his neighbors as a man of 
unquestioned integrity, courage and honor. He 
had issue: 

1. Elizabeth Buford, bom in Scott County, Ken- 

tucky, October 12, 1833; married WilHam 
C. Simpson in 1855, at Bowling Green, 
Kentucky, by whom she had issue: Gross, 
William, and George. 

2. James Briscoe, born in Scott County, Ken- 

tucky, October 12, 1S35. 

3. William, born in Scott County, Kentucky, 

1837; died in infancy. 

4. Melissa Prudence, bom in Scott County, 

Kentucky, 1839; died single. 

5. Mary Bruner, born in Gallatin County, Ken- 

tucky. 1841 ; married David P. \\'atts in 
1858, at Hainsville, Missouri, by whom she 
had issue : Ella, Orv-il. and three others. 

6. Edward Herndon, born in Gallatin County, 

Kentucky, 1843; was taken ill during the 
^ Civil War while in service, and was sent 

'' home to Sunflower County, ^Mississippi, 

^ where he died in 1863, single. 

7. Frances Jane, born in Grant County. Ken- 

tuck}% 1845 ; married William R. Bo wen at 
Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, by 
whom she had issue: James, Frankhn, and 
a son who died in infancy. 

8. Martha Helen, born in Grant County, Ken- 

tucky, 1847; married Reverend Silas Dean 



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Davenport, the Dean of St. Matthew's 
Cathedral, Dallas, Texas, a widower with 
child named ^.lary, who married Clarence 
L. Shumate, of Virginia. Martha Scruggs 
Davenport had issue one child, a daughter 
named Helen Dean, who died young. 
9, Oberia Gaines, born in Grant County, Ken- 
tucky, 1850; married twice; first, Wilham 
D. Simpson, in 1872, at Huntsville, Walker 
County, Texas, by whom she had issue a 
son who died in infancy. She married, 
secondly, Algernon E. Newton Means, of 
Grafton, West Virginia; no issue. 

10. Nancy jMitchell, born in Grant County, Ken- 

tucky, 1852; married in 1S72 at Hunts- 
ville, Walker County, Texas, James Bald- 
win, by whom she had issue one child, a 
daughter named Nanette Arlington, who 
married Willis Howell ]McCullough, of 
Waco, Texas. 

11. Estelle Grosse, bom in Clinton County, Mis- 
/^ souri, 1858. 

Gross Franklin Scruggs, before leaving the 
State of Kentucky, sold the "Old Scruggs Place," 
retaining that part of the plantation known as the 
family burying ground, where the graves are to 
this day in good preservation. After the death 
of his wife, Nancy, in Walker County, Texas, 
February, 1867, he went to Dallas, Texas, where 
he died, at the advanced age of eighty-nine years, 

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January 8, 1897, at the home of his son, James 
Briscoe Scruggs. 

I.-4-3-3-1— WILLIAM SCRUGGS, son of Thomas 
Scruggs, Jr., by his wife Judith Buford, was bom 

• in Virginia, 1788. He married Duval, 

of Kentucky, by whom he had issue, a daughter. 

I..4_3.3.2— THOMAS BUFORD SCRUGGS, son 
of Thomas Scruggs, Jr., by his wife Judith Bu- 
ford, married twice; first, in i8ro, Lucy Lindsay, 
born 1792, died, 1834, the daughter of Anthony 
Lindsay and his wife Alice Cole, of Lindsay Sta- 
tion, Scott County, Kentucky, near Frankfort, 
and granddaughter of Anthony Lindsay and 
Nellie Dorsey, of Virginia. He had issue by his 
first wife : 

1. William Reaves, born February 11, 181 1. 

2. Martha ) 

twms. 

3. Sarah ) . 

4. Nancy. 

5. Mary \ ^ . 

i* -^ : twms. 

-— 6. John \ 

7. Thomas. 

Thomas Buford Scruggs, after the death of his 
first wife, moved to St. Louis, where he owned a 
large hotel and a racing stable of fine horses. He 
had issue by his second wife, Callahan : 

(i.) George, died 1854, single. 

(2.) Henry M., born August 15th, 1846. 

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Thomas Buford Scniggs and his wife 
Callahan died in the spring of 1850. 



I.-4_3_3-3_jOHN SCRUGGS, son of Thomas 
Scruggs, Jr., by his wife Judith Buford, married 
Docia Baker, who, at his death, married Jesse 
Lindsay, son of Anthony Lindsay and Alice Cole. 

L-4-3-3-4— ABRAHAM SCRUGGS, son of Thomas 
Scruggs, Jr., by his wife Judith Buford, married 
twice; first, Elizabeth Scruggs, daughter of his 
uncle, William Scruggs, and at Elizabeth's death 
he married Frances Scruggs Ritchie, the widow 
of James Ritchie and a sister of his first wife. He 
was a member of the House of Representatives 
from Gallatin County, Kentucky, in 1849. He hid 
issue by his first wife only, a son named James 
Vallendingham, who married Harriet Frank, of 
Warsaw, Kentucky, by whom he had issue, a son 
named Abraham, and a daughter. 

I--4-3-3-5— VALENTINE SCRUGGS, son of 
^Thomas Scruggs, Jr., by his wife Judith Buford, 
married the widow Sinclair, nee Tripett. 

L-4-3-3-6— SIMEON SCRUGGS, son of Thomas 
Scruggs, Jr., by his wife Judith Buford, married 
Eloise Herndon, by whom he had issue, }>Iary 
Shipp, a noted beauty of Leavenworth, Kansas. 



SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

I.-4-3-5-2— WILLIAM SCRUGGS, son of Gross 
Scruggs, by his wife Nancy Logwood, was born 
January 5, 1795. He was County Judge of ]Madi- 
son County, Alabama, defeating his opponent, Mr. 
Hammond, by a small vote. 

I--4-3-5-3— GROSS SCRUGGS, third son of Gross 
Scruggs by his wife Nancy Logwood, was bom in 
Virginia, October 3, 1796. He married Mary 
Susan Saunders, of Tennessee, November 12, 
1842, a niece of his step-mother, Mrs. Jones- 
Scruggs, He had issue: 

1. Ann, born July 14, 1843; died single, June 

20, 1874. 

2. Nancy, who died in infancy. 

3. Thomas Driver, born January, 1846. 

4. Mary, died in infancy. 

5. George Saunders, born February i, 1850. 

6. Clemmie, born October 7, 1854; died No- 

vember 28, 1898; married Dr. A. M. Bass, 
of Bowling Green, Kentucky, by whom she 
--vj . had issue one child, Louise, born February 

20, 1885, married, November 10, 1909, 
Frank Ormond, of Selma, Alabama. 

L-4-3.5.4_EDMOND L. SCRUGGS, fourth son of 
Gross Scniggs by his wife Nancy Logwood, was 
born in \'irginia, November 18, 1798. He married 
Pamelia Steger, by whom he had issue : 

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1. A daughter, born 1820, who married Profes- 

sor Nash, of West Virginia, by whom she 
had issue : Sophia, Henry, Mary, Edmond 
and Cranston. 

2. John, who drowned at the age of twenty 

years, in the Ohio River. 

3. WilHam, born 1824; died in 1864 without 

issue. 

4. Gross, who married Fate Simpson ; no issue. 

5. Leroy, who married Cynthia Folkes ; no 

issue, 

6. Martha (called "Mattie"), who married 

Monroe Jones ; no issue. 

L_4-3-5-(6)_JOHN WADDY' SCRUGGS, eldest 
son of Gross Scruggs by his second wife Mary 
Tate, was bom July 6, 1817. He married, Decem- 
ber 28, 1843, Narcissa Patteson, by whom he had 
issue : 

1. Benjamin. 

2. John. 

3. Frank. . . * 

* '■ ' ' ' 

4. Mary. 

5. Frances (called "Fannie"). 

I.-4.3_5.(7)_jAMES HENRY SCRUGGS, second 
son of Gross Scruggs by his second wife Mary 
Tate, was born in Virginia, May 26, 1819. He 

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married, January, 1843, Maria Pope, by whom he 
had issue : 

1. Emma. 

2. Pope. 

I--4-3-5-(3)-i— WILLIAIM SCRUGGS, eldest son 
of Judge Henry Fielding Scruggs by his wife 
Sarah Scruggs, and grandson of Oglesby Scruggs, 
married Martha (called "Mattie") Lanier, of 
Nashville, Tennessee, by whom he had issue: 

1. Jeanne, who married Walter Brewster, of 

New York City. 

2. Martha. 

3. Lanier. 

I--4-3-5-(3)-2— HOUSTON SCRUGGS, second son 
of Judge Fielding Scruggs by his wife Sarah 
Scruggs, and grandson of Oglesby Scruggs, mar- 
ried Emma Cooley, of Nashville, Tennessee, by 
whom he had issue : 

I. Henry. . 

^~' 2. Charles. 

3. Mary. 

4. Theodora. 

5. Willonise. 

I--4-3-5-(3")-3— 

L-4-3- ( I )-2— RICHARD AHTCHELL SCRUGGS, 
second son of Reaves Scott Scruggs by his "vife 
Mildred Leftwich Otey, was born in Bedford 

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County, \^irginia, February lo, 1822. He lived at 
one time, for a period of eight years, in Lynchburg, 
Virginia, tlien went to Richmond. In 1847 he 
moved to Huntsville, Alabama, from which place 
he went to St. Louis, ^Missouri. He established 
there a dry goods firm which culminated in the 
Scruggs, Vandervoort & Barney Dry Goods Co. 
He was president of the Leiderkranz Association, 
a director and president of the Mercantile Library 
Association, president of the Mullanjhy Immi- 
grant Relief Fund, president of the St. Louis 
Provident Association, treasurer of the St. Louis 
Exposition and a director of the Louisiana Pur- 
chase Exposition. He died, single, at his home on 
Olive Street in St. Louis, Missouri. 

I.-4-3- ( I )-5— WILLIAM REAVES SCRUGGS, 
third son of Reaves Scott Scruggs by his wife Mil- 
dred Leftwich Otey, was born near Lynchburg, 
Virginia, February 13, 1828. He married, March 
27, 1S67, Minnie T. Chadsey, of Clifton Park, New 
York, the daughter of Dr. A. J. Chadsey. He was 
educated in a private school and at the age of 
fifteen years went to Huntsville, Alabama. He 
served in the Confederate Army and at the close 

* of the war returned to Lynchburg, Virginia, but 
soon after went to Bedford County, the old home. 
After his marriage he settled in Decatur, Illinois, 
and formed a partnership with W. H. Lynn under 
the firm name of Lynn & Scruggs. William 
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at the home of his daughter in St. Louis, Missouri, 
where he had gone on a visit. Minnie Chadsey 
Scruggs died six months after her husband on 
Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1909. William 
Reaves Scruggs, at the time of his death, was 
patriarchal in appearance, dignified and pleasing 
in manner, and a member of the First Presbyterian 
Church. He had issue : 

1. R. Reaves. 

2. Sarah (called "Sallie"), married Benjamin 

Cater Jinkins, of St. Louis, Mo. 

I.-4_4-i-i_VALENTINE WARD SCRUGGS, only 
son of George Allen Scruggs by his wife 
Mary Ward, was born in Buckingham County, 
Virginia. He married "Polly," the daughter of 
Clough Amos and his wife Kate Herndon. He 
moved with his family from Virginia to South 
Carolina, about 1824, and settled in Newberry 
County. Issue : 

1. Allen Skelton, born in Buckingham County, 

Virginia, October 10, 1822. 

2. Clough Henry Archie, born in Newberry 

County, South Carolina, July 30, 1824. 
~- 3- James Valentine, killed at Battle of Shiloh, 
under General Albert Sidney Johnson. 

4. Mary. 

5. Jane. 

6. Nancy. 

7. Elizabeth. 

8. Sarah. 

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I.-I-6-2-I-4— RICHARD DOUGLAS SCRUGGS, 
third son of James Scruggs by his wife Cath- 
erine Douglas Hale, was born June 22, 1830. He 
married twice, first, Lula Hodges, June 20, 1850, 
by whom he had issue : 

I. Magnolia McMiner, married twice; first. 
Tames C. French ; second, Major Y. L. 
Brady. 
3. Catherine (called "Kate"). 
Richard Douglas Scruggs married, secondly, 
August 20, 1858, Mary E. Scott, of Cynthiana, 
Kentucky, the daughter of Andrew Scott, by whom 
he had issue : 

(i.) Sarah (called "Sallie") ; married Alexan- 
der Smith. 
(2.) James Andrew. 

Richard Douglas Scruggs died a soldier in the 
Southern Army, and his family moved to Platts- 
burg, Missouri. 

I.-1-6-2-1-5— ALEXANDER WILLIAM 

SCRUGGS, fourth son of James Scruggs by his 
wife Catherine Douglas Hale, was born April 11, 
1833, in Tennessee. He married the widow, Eliza- 
beth Wilkins, by whom he had no issue. 

I.-1-6-2-1-8— CHARLES KEITH SCRUGGS, 
sixth son of James Scruggs by his wife Catherine 
Douglas Hale, was born in Tennessee, November 
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ing the Civil War and died a few weeks after re- 
turning home. He had no issue. 

I.-i -6-2-2-6— RICHARD FRANCIS SCRUGGS, 
eldest son of John Scruggs by his wife Theresa 
Carter, was born February i, 1834. He was edu- 
cated, and graduated in medicine, at Massy Creek 
College. He married, February 14, i860, Eliza- 
beth Ramsey Heiskell, by whom he had issue : 

1. Frank Heiskell. 

2. J, Frederick. 

3. Daniel Pope. ;.- 

4. Albert Bruce. 

5. Catherine Grace, who married Henry 

Hardy, by whom she had issue, two sons. 

6. Annie, who married J. Ross Owen. 

7. Richard Abijah. 

Richard Francis Scruggs, AI. D,, died at Sweet- 
water, Tennessee, December 28, 1903. 

I.-1-6-2-2-9— JAMES SCRUGGS, fourth son of 
John Scruggs by his wife Theresa Carter, was 
born May 30, 1840. He married Mary E. Carson 
on November 30, 1869, by whom he had issue: 

1. Amos Carson, 

2. Theresa Newell. 

3. Carrie Black, who married Newton Fain, by 

whom she had issue, two children. 

4. Esther Carter, who married Harrison. 

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5. Sarah Green. 

6. Delia Bicknell, who married _ „ Coins. 

7. Richard Francis. 

8. Mary Grace. 

9. Lucy. 

James Scruggs and his family lived on the old 
John Scruggs plantation at Gudger, Monroe 
County, Tennessee, near the city of jMadisonville, 
where he died, 1906. 

I.-1-6-2-2-10— ABIJAH DOUGLAS SCRUGGS, 
fifth son of John Scruggs by his wife Theresa 
Carter, was born at Gudger, Monroe County, Ten- 
nessee, May 29, 1842. He was educated at Massy 
Creek College, now Carson and Newman, and took 
an A. AL degree. In 1861 he entered the Con- 
federate service as Hospital Steward of the Fifty- 
ninth Tennessee Regiment ; during and after the 
siege of Vicksburg he was assistant surgeon of the 
regiment. He read medicine with his older brother, 
Richard Francis Scruggs, for a short time, and in 
1865, he entered the Jefferson Medical College at 
Philadelphia, from which institution he gradu- 
ated in 1867. He began his medical career in 
McMinn County, Tennessee, where he remained 
until 1874, when he moved to Cleveland Bradley 
County, Tennessee, where he built up a large and 
successful practice. In 1896, he and his eldest 
son formed a partnership in Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee, and conducted a large drug business in 

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Sweetwater. In 1908, after the death of his eldest 
son, he formed a partnership with his second son, 
which firm continued until his death at Knoxville, 
April 9, 1909. He married, May ist, 1867, Mar- 
garet Caroline Heiskell, the daughter of Daniel 
Heiskell and Mary Wallace Montgomery, by 
whom he had issue: 

1. Richard Francis, born July 31, 1869. 

2. Mary Heiskell, born March 14, 1872. 

3. Daniel Heiskell, born September 15, 1874; 

died, July 11, 1909. 

4. Bessie, born January 31, 1879. 

5. Samuel, born July i, 1881 ; died at Cleveland, 

Tennessee, July 8, 1883. 

I.-2-1-1-2-1— 'BERRY SCRUGGS, son of William 
Scruggs by his wife Susan Mauzy, was born July 
2, 1809, died 1875. He married Martha Comly, 
the daughter of Sabritt Comly, by whom he had 
issue : 

1. Henry, who died young. 

2. Sabritt, born December 26, 1839. 

3. Elizabeth, who married Harrison Crouch. 

4. Mary, who married Thomas Phelps. 

5. George Robert. 

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I.-3-3-I-I-2— GEORGE MENEFEE SCRUGGS, son 
of John Scruggs by his wife Susannah Edwards, 
was born in Tennessee December 24, 1823. He 
married Sarah Fraker, by whom he had issue : 

1. Louisa C, 

2. Thomas J. 

3. Susannah. 

4. Millie. 

5. Mary. 

6. George. 

7. Samuel. 

8. John. 

I.-3-3-1-1-5— WILLIAM SCRUGGS, son of John 
Scruggs by his wife Susannah Edwards, was born 
in Tennessee, February 8, 1828. He married Har- 
- net Lamma, by whom he had issue : 

1. George Menefee. ., . 1 . 

2. Thomas J. • ; . ■ 

3. JohnW. r -. 

4. Elizabeth. :; 

5- Jane. .. 1 ^ -- 

I.-3-3-1-1-7— JOHN WESLEY SCRUGGS, son of 
John Scruggs by his wife Susannah Edwards, 
was born in Tennessee, December 22, 1831. He 
married Liza Holder, by whom he had no issue. 

I.-3-3-1-1-10— 

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I.-3-3-i_i.i2_JA]MES CARTER SCRUGGS, son of 
John Scruggs by his wife Susannah Edwards, was 
bom in Tennessee, December i6, 1840. He ser\'ed 
in the Civil War in Company C, 2d Tennessee In- 
fantry. He is Clerk and Master of the Chancery 
Court, Anderson County, Tennessee. He married, 
June 2^, 1877, Mary Lou Moore, by whom he had 
issue : 

1. Oscar S. 

2. Mabel. 

3. Mary Edna. 

4. John C. 

5. Henry C. 

6. Nellie. 

7. William Edwards, died in infancy. 

I._3.3.i-4_2_JOHX SCRUGGS, son of Carter 
Scruggs by his wife Lucinda Killgore, was born 
February 19, 1844, in Marion County, Tennessee. 
He was Clerk of the County Court of Grundy 
County, Tennessee, for a number of years. He 
served in the Confederate War, enlisting from 
Grundy County, September 6, 1861, and sur- 
rendering under command of Joseph E. Johnston, 
near Greenboro, N. C, April 26, 1865. Served 
the greater part as private, but held non-commis- 
sioned positions of Corporal, Sergeant, etc., and 
was elected Lieutenant of his Company just before 
the close of the War, 35th Regiment, Tennessee 
Volunteer Infantry, Company A, commanded by 

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Colonel B. J. Hill. He married twice ; firstly, Jan- 
uary 24, 1867, Winnie Jane Walker, who died 
1889, the daughter of Zedekia Walker, by whom 
he had issue: 

1. James D., born 1868. ; 

2. Frances Lee, died in infancy. 

3. John Carter, died in infancy. 

4. Ida Jane, died in infancy. 

5. Joseph Harris, born 1873. 

6. Mary Catherine, married ..._ Ash wort. 

7. Nancy Alice, died in infancy. 

8. Laura Ann, born 188 1, married _...- 

Johnson. 

John Scruggs married, secondly, November 8, 
1893, Bertha Augusta Freudenburg, the daughter 
of John N. Freudenburg, and the widow of Albert 
O'Leary, a German lady, American born, by whom 
he had issue : 

(I.) Ida May | ^^.^^ 

(2.) Addie Augusta^ 

(3.) Robert Bryan. 

(4.) William Clarence. 

(5.) Thomas Benton. 

(6.) Martha Cleo, who died when three years 

old. 

(7.) Clara Mabel. 

(8.) Timmie Louise. 

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I--3-3-4-3-5— ALLEN P. SCRUGGS, the third son of 
Theophilus Scruggs by his wife Charlotte Perry, 
was born in Tennessee February 28, 1829. He 
married, March 3, 1859, Susan E. Speer, the 
daughter of Andrew Speer. 

I--3-3-4-3-6— 
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I--3-3-4-3-8— 

I--3-3-5-3-I— THOMAS SCRUGGS, eldest son of 
Edwards Scruggs by his wife Alpha Hassell, was 
born 1819; married, 1852, ]Mary Wright, by whom 
he had issue : 

I. Lula, who married Fugett, of 

Louisville, Kentucky. 

I--3-3-5-3-2— WILLL-\M SCRUGGS, second son of 
Edward Scruggs by his wife, Alpha Hassell, was 
born in 1821 ; died, 1905. He married Sallie Kim- 
brough, by whom he had issue : 

1. Lucinda, who married Edward Mayberry, by 

whom she had issue Sallie and Elizabeth, 
living in Nashville, Tennessee. 

2. Edward, called "Ned." 

William Scruggs, when a small boy, was adopted 
by his uncle, William Scruggs (for whom he had 
been naniccl and who was childless), by whom he 
was educated and given every advantage and op- 

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portunity. His uncle adopted a niece of his first 
wife, named Sallie Kimbrough, and the two 
adopted children afterwards married. Upon the 
death of his foster-father William Scruggs in- 
herited from him six hundred acres of land near 
the city of Nashville, upon which his only son, 
Edward Scruggs and family reside at the present 
day. 

I--3-3-5-3-3— JOSEPH SCRUGGS, third son of 
Edward Scruggs by his wife Alpha Hassell, was 
born in 1823 ; died 1897. He married Angeline 
Bennett, by whom he had issue: 

1. A daughter, who married John Harrison. 

2. Florence, who married _ Kennedy. 

3. Nannie, living in Franklin, Tennessee, single. 

I--3-3-5-3-5— JOHN SCRUGGS, fifth son of Edward 
Scruggs by his wife Alpha Hassell, was born 1827. 
He and his six brothers were educated at the "Old 
Franklin Academy" in Tennessee. "None of these 
brothers ever did any work in their entire lives, 
but spent their time deer hunting, fox hunting, 
and fishing." He married, in 185 1, Mary Eliza 
Griddle, the daughter of Smith Criddle and Lucy 
Whitfield, the granddaughter of John Criddle and 
Hannah Drake, and the great-granddaughter of 
John Criddle and Elizabeth Smith of Cumberland 
County, Virginia (sister of Alexander Smith), 
by whom he had issue: 

I. Edward Criddle, bom in Tennessee, 1854. 

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I--3-3-5-3-7— THEOPHILUS or THEODERICK 
SCRUGGS, sixth son of Edward Scruggs by his 
wife Ali^ha Hassell, was born in Tennessee, in 
183 1. He married Belle White, by whom he had 
no issue. 

I.-3-3-5-3-8— YOUNG SCRUGGS, seventh son of 
Edward Scruggs by his wife Alpha Hassell, was 
bom in Tennessee, moved to Alabama, where he 
died in 1908, He married Ida Bennett, by whom 
he had issue : 

1. Edward. 

2. Ida. 

I.-3-5-1-1-1— BASDELL SCRUGGS, son of Fred- 
erick Scruggs by his wife Rebecca Lindsay Con- 
way, was born in Tennessee. He married twice; 
the names of his wives are not known. He had 
issue, two sons : 

1. William Lawson. 

2. David Hale. 

I.-3-5-1-1-2— ARCHIBALD SCRUGGS, son of 
Frederick Scruggs, by his wife Rebecca Lindsay 
Conway, was born in Tennessee. He married 

twice; first , by whom he 

had issue, two sons. He married, secondly, 

Kimbrough, a cousin of Margaret 

Kimbrough, by whom he had issue a son and two 

daughters ; one married Cate ; 

the other _ Maloney. 

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I..3_5.i_i.3_MURRAY SCRUGGS, son of Fred- 
erick Scruggs by his wife Rebecca Lindsay Con- 
way, died a bachelor, aged forty-nine years. 

I..3-5-i-i_6— FREDERICK SCRUGGS, son of 
Frederick Scruggs by his wife Rebecca Lindsay 
Conway, was born in Tennessee about 1807. He 
. was a wealthy land owner and stock raiser, very 
popular in the community where he lived, was a 
man of liberal education and high ideals, and often 
chosen arbitrator of disputes among his neighbors. 
He was an "old fashioned Methodist," and lived 
up to his creeds. He married, in Tennessee, Mar- 
garet Kimbrough, by whom he had issue : 

1. William Lindsay, born September 14, 1836. 

2. Rufus Kendrick. 

3. Ephraim Foster. 

4. George Frederick, born May 4, 1848. 

5. Mary, who married Jones. 

6. Minerva, who married — Russell. 

7. Annie, who married Judge Hunt, of Ala- 

bama, by whom she had issue, a son named 
Luke. ' , . 

Frederick Scruggs died of pneumonia at the age 
of forty-seven years, in Tennessee, 1854, on his 
plantation situated on the French Broad River, 
some twenty miles above Knoxville. 

L-3-5-i-( I )-2— WILLIAM LUNDY SCxRUGGS, 
son of Gross Scruggs by his wife Mary Lundy, 

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was born November 26, 1823. He married 
twice; first, in 1850, Sophia Fluker (who died 
1855), by whom he had issue: 

1. Alice, born April, 1852, married Dr. Jones 

in 1886; no issue. 

2. Ella, died in 1855. 

William Luijdy Scruggs married, secondly, in 
1857, Elizabeth Dras, born 1838; died, 1904, by 
whom he had issue: 

(i.) Mary, bom November, 1859; married 

Robert Long. 
(2.) Jessie, bom 1861 ; married Thomas W. 

Long. 
(3.) John Lawrence, born 1863. 
William Lundy Scruggs died December 8, 1898. 

I--3-5-i-( 0-4— GROSS SCRUGGS, son of Gross 
Scmggs by his wife Mary Lundy, was born in 
Clark County, Alabama, Febmary 20, 1829 He 
married May 24, 1S54, Chaste Helen Noble, the 
daughter of Joseph Noble and his wife Arsenath 
Turner, by whom he had issue: 

1. Mary Ella, born July 5, 1855; died July i, 

1856. 

2. Alberta Elizabeth, born November 20, 1856 ; 
„ married, November 15, 1876, Frank Net- 

* ■ ties Malone, of Atlanta, Georgia. 

3. Gross, born May 18, 1859. 

4. Joseph Noble, born September 20, 1861 ; 

died December i, 1864. 

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Gross Scruggs died in the Confederate Army at 
Bayou La Batre, Louisiana, January 12, 1863. 

I--3-5-i-(i)-5 — ^JESSE SCRUGGS, son of Gross 
Scruggs by his wife Mary Lundy, was bom at 
West Bend, Clark County, Alabama, iSIay 28, 
1831. He married, February 18, 1852, Elizabeth 
Slater, by whom he had issue: 

1. James, who died young. 

2. Elizabeth (called "Lizzie"), born January 4, 

1853; married Dr. C. R, Nettles in 1872, 
by whom she had issue : Boliver and Eva. 
Jesse Scrugg moved from Alabama to Marlin, 
Texas, where he died December 3, 1891. 

L-3-5-i-(2)-i— 

L-3-5-i-(2)-2— RICHARD SCRUGGS, son of 
Jesse Scruggs by his wife Aletha Sissons, was 
bom about 1818; died in Burke County, Georgia, 
in 1872, fifty odd years of age. He was educated 
in Vermont, where he received a classical educa- 
tion, being able to speak^ several languages 
fluently. He lived in Effingham County, Georgia, 
as well as in Savannah, from which place he 
went to Burke County, near the town of 
Waynesboro, and founded a private school in 
which he taught until his death. He m.arried 
Eliza Perry, the daughter of Hardy Perry and 
Miss Frier, one of the earliest settlers of Burke 
County, Georgia, by whom he had issue: 

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1. Sissons Frier, born 1840; died, single, in 

1875; ^&^» thirty-five years. 

2. Jessie Aletha, who married Andrew Aldridge 

of Shell Bluff, Georgia. 
■ 3. A girl who died in infancy. 

4. Hettie, who married „ _. _..Mobley. 

5. Herman Perry, born i865; died, single, 1900. 

6. A girl who died in infancy. 

I--3-5-3-I-I— JOHN SCRUGGS, son of Nathanial 
Scruggs by his wife Rhoda, was born Decem- 
ber 8, 1806, died January 23, 1884. He mar- 
ried when twenty-six years old, on February 22, 
1832, in the County of Lawrence, Alabama, near 
Courtland, Elizabeth Edna Manning, born January 
18, 1812, the only daughter of William ^Manning, 
of Edgefield, Davidson County, Tennessee. She 
died within a few days of her husband, after a 
married life of fifty years. They had issue : 

1. William Planning, born December 18, 1832, 

died in Alabama, November 21, 1853, 
single. 

2. Nathaniel Hudson, born April 14, 1834. 

3. Nancy Jane, born December 22, 1835, died 

November 24, 185 1, single. 
4.^ Mary E., born November 10, 1837, died 
September 28, 1906; married John \V. Hall 
October 8, 1857. 

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5. Narcissa Woolridge, born May 25, 1839; 

married James Neely, 1857, and died Jan- 
uary- 8, 1896. 

6. John Wesley, born March 19, 1842. 

7. Thomas Anderson, born October 18, 1843. 

8. Virginia E., called "Jennie," born September 

18, 1845 ; married William Moore, of 
Columbia, Tennessee, September 7, 1865. 

9. Sarah EUzabeth, called "Sallie," born May 

23, 1847; married Professor W. J. Smith, 
living at Lynnville, Tennessee. 

10. Josiah Henry, born January 18, 1849. 

11. Lucy, born January 12, 1851 ; died 1862. 

12. Walter Watson, of Nashville, Tennessee. 

I--3-5-3-I-4— . 

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I.-4-1-1-4-2— PHINEAS THOMAS SCRUGGS, 
second son of Finch Philip Scruggs by his wife 
Martha Kittrell, was bom in Tennessee in 183 1; 
died when quite a young man, July 13, 1855. He 
married EUzabeth ^Marshall Murphy, the daugh- 
ter of Susanne Boyce Murphy, by whom he had 
a posthumous son : 

I. Thomas IMurphy, born in Decatur, Alabama, 
September 20, 1855. 

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I.-4-I-I-4-3— LEWIS SUMMERFIELD SCRUGGS, 
third son of Finch Phihp Scruggs by his wife 
Martha Kittrell, was born July 13, 1834. He mar- 
' ried twice, first Augusta C. Finley, on April 18, 
1865, who died July 14, 1877, leaving one child, a 
son: 

I. Finley. 

Lewis Summerfield Scruggs, after the death of 
his first wife, married Priscilla Scruggs nee Ham- 
mond, a wadow with two children. He enlisted 
as a private in Company B, 15th Regiment of 
Mississippi Infantr}% was promoted to Captain 
of Company B, 17th Mississippi Regiment, and 
was a Major in Featherstone Brigade, Army of 
Northern Virginia, when surrendered under Gen- 
eral Robert E. Lee in 1S65. 

L-4-1-1-5-2— EUGENE JONES SCRUGGS, eldest 
son of Allen F. Scruggs by his wife Margaret 
Stephens, was born in Johnson County, Missouri, 
December 17, 1859. He graduated from the Mis- 
souri Medical College, after w^hich he married 
twice; first Mollie B. Wheeler (born in Pettis 
County, Missouri, June 5, i860; died August 2, 
1888) on September 6, 1883, the daughter of 
Johnson Wheeler and Susanna Myers, by whom 
he had issue : 

I. Ada, born in Johnson County, Missouri, July 
4, 1884. 

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2. Mollie, born in Johnson County, Missouri, 
Marc 15, 1888. 

Eugene Jones Scruggs married, secondly, Addie 
May Gillum, born Februar}' 26, i860, the daughter 
of John T. Gillum and ^largaret Mays. 

I.-4-I-I-5-3— 

I.-4-1-1-6-1— JAMES MERRIWEATHER 

SCRUGGS, son of Phineas Thomas Scruggs by 
his wife Minerva Rivers, married Priscilla Ham- 
mond, by whom he had issue: 

1. Frances Lynn, called "Fannie," born July 25, 

1865," who married Hancock Robinson of 
Washington, D. C, born May 10, 1847, by 
whom she had issue one child named 
Shelby. 

2. James Merriweather, Jr., bom June 8, 1870. 

L-4-1-1-6-4— EDMOND RIVERS SCRUGGS, son 
of Phineas Thomas Scruggs by his wife Minerva 
Rivers, married in Somerville, Tennessee, Fannie 
Higgason, by whom he had issue : 

1. J. Higgason. , 

2. Thomas H. 

3. William D. 

4. Flarris. ■'•' . ' - 

5. Donald. 

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I.-4-I-I-8-I— JOEL DYER SCRUGGS, son of 

Anthony Scruggs by his wife , 

married _ , by whom he had 

issue : 

1. Thomas Anthony. 

2. James Wilson. 

3. Birdie. 

I.-4-1-1-8-2 — 

I.-4-1-2-3-1— ALLEN SCRUGGS, eldest son of Finch 
Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth Ragger, was born 
1832. He married Mary Dickersoh, by whom he 
had issue : 

1. Sallie Rebecca. 

2. Rosa Emmeiine. 

3. Nannie. , ■ 

4. Molly. 

5. Ada. 

6. Jack. 

7. Mack. 

8. Finch. 

9. George. 

10. Robert. 

11. John. 

I.-4-1 -2-3-2— SETH SCRUGGS, second son of Finch 
Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth Ragger, was born 
1834. He married Mary Patent, by whom lie 
had issue: 

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1. Helen. 

2. Molly. 

3. Nannie. 

4. Johnnie. 

I.-4-1-2-3-3— FINCH SCRUGGS, third son of Finch 
Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth Ragger, was born 
January 30, 1847. He married Terry Wood, by 
whom he had issue: 

1. Thomas. 

2. Robert. 

3. CUfton. , 

4. Cleveland. 

5. Frances, called "Fannie." 

6. Lucy. v., ,■ y, 

L-4- 1 -2-3-4— ROBERT SCRUGGS, fourth son of 
Finch Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth Ragger, was 
born November 2, 1852. He was married twice; 
first, Laura Cox, by whom he had issue : 

1. Edward. 

2. William. •■'■.-■ . 

3. Harlow. 

4. Otho. . 

5. Jessie. 

6. Lula. 

Issue by second wife, name unknown : 

(i.) Lucy. 

(2.) Henry Lee. 

(3.) Mansie. 

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I.-4-3-I-4-I— 

I.-4-3-I-4-2— , , 

L-4-3-I-4-3— 

I.-4-3-I-4-5— JAMES ALEXANDER SCRUGGS, 
son of James Scruggs by his wife Henrietta Berry- 
man, married Amanda Wiggington, by whom he 
had issue: 

1. John Luther. 

2. Gertrude, who married Benjamin Hauken- 

bury; issue, six children. 

3. James Walter. 

4. Elizabeth Buford, who married George P. 

Winburn ; issue, seven. 

5. Mary Bell. 

6. Cora Lee. ; 

7. Katherine. 

8. Jessie Berryman. , . . 

9. Alexander. , , , 

L-4-3-1-4-7— JOHN C. SCRUGGS, son of James 
Scruggs by his wife Henriette Berryman, married 
Julia Sexton, by whom he had issue: 
I. John Calvin. 

L-4-3-1-4-8— THOMAS B. SCRUGGS, son of 
James Scruggs by his wife Henrietta Berryman, 
married May 25, 1S59, Orilla A. Dickey, by whom 
he had issue: 

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1. John James, born i860. 

2. Maud Newton, born January 26, 1861 ; mar- 

ried January i, 1883, Frederick W. Bohle. 

3. Ora Amanda, born July 4, 1864. 

4. Edward Dickey, born August 2/, 1S67. 

5. Mary Portrice, born November 30, 1869; 

died, June 24, 1901. 

6. Sarah Berryman, born February 17, 1873; 

married Orrin Lamb. 

7. An infant, born January 30, 1877, and died 

three weeks later. 

I.-4-3-1-8-1— MILUS DICKEY SCRUGGS, son of 
Thomas Mitchell Scruggs, by his wife Nancy 
Osborne, was born in Scott County, Kentucky, in 
1828. He lived in Georgetown, Kentucky, until 
1855, when he moved to Clay County, Missouri, 
with his father and family. He was educated at 
the Georgetown Academy, at Bethel College in 
Kentucky, and at Mt. Jewell College, Clay County, 
Missouri, which college he left in 1861, to join the 
Missouri Southern forces, organized as the Mis- 
souri State Guards. He was wounded at the Bat- 
tle of Wilson's Creek and was brought back from 
there to his home in Clay County, Missouri, where 
he remained an invalid for some years. In 187 1 he 
went to St. Louis, Missouri, and engaged in the 
stock business, removing to Kansas City, Missouri, 
in the year 1866, where he became vice-presi lent 
of the Kansas City Live Stock Commission. He 

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became a member of the Baptist Church in 1S72. 
He is a member of the Sons of the Revolution 
and the Commercial Chib of Kansas City. He 
Married Martha Watkins, of Clay County, Mis- 
souri, in the year 1874, by vvhom he had issue: 

1. Mary Catherine. 

2. Martha Buford. 

3. Walters Vv'atkins. 

4. Thomas Mitchell. 

5. Nancy Lee. 

I.-4-3- 1-8-2— 

I.-4-3-1-10-2— JAMES BRISCOE SCRUGGS, 
eldest son of Gross Franklin Scruggs by his wife 
Ann Briscoe, was born in Scott County, Ken- 
tucky, October 12, 1835. He married in Robertson 
County, Texas, September 14, 1865 (by Rev. Wm. 
B. Eaves), Mary Isabelle Hastings Dial, the 
daughter of Garlington Coker Dial and his wife 
Pamelia Scogen. James Briscoe Scruggs was edu- 
cated at Rural Academy, near Castilian Springs. 
Sumner County, Tennessee. He moved with his 
father's family to Clinton County. Missouri, in 
1856. In June, 1861, he organized Company C, 
Hugh's Regiment, Missouri State Guards, of 
which company he was elected first lieutenant. He 
Vv'as wounded at the Battle of Wilson's Cre-ik, near 
Springfield, Missouri, August, 1861. He com- 
manded his company at Lexington, Missouri, 

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where Colonel Alulligan was captured, with com- 
mand, after a three days' siege. At the disband- 
ing of the Missouri State Guards, he went to Sun- 
flower County, Mississippi, with his father's fam- 
ily, and joined as private the Third Mississippi 
Regiment, from which he was detailed in the 
Spring of 1863 into the Quartermaster's Depart- 
ment at Vicksburg, Alissisippi, where he was 
awarded for competent and satisfactory service a 
commission of Alajor. From thence he was or- 
dered to the Trans-Mississippi Department, April, 
1864, to report to ]^dajor William ]Myrick at Waco, 
Texas. He remained in Texas, settling finally in 
Dallas, where he became a prominent citizen and 
"Old Resident." He died there May 10, 1910. He 
had issue: 

1. Gross, who died in infancy. 

2. Gross Robert, born in Robertson County, 

Texas. 

3. Ethel Hastings, born in Dallas, Texas, gradu- 

ated from The Reed School, New York 
City ; Recording Secretary and Director of 
the Dallas Shakespeare Club ; married. No- 
vember 6, 1907 (by Rev. Harry T. ^loore. 
Dean of St. Matthew's Cathedral), Wil- 
liam Wathin Dunklin. 

I.-4-3-3-2-i_WILLIAM REAVES SCRUGGS, 
lawyer, son of Thomas Buford Scruggs by his 
wife Lucy Lindsay, was born February 11, 181 1, 

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in Scott County, Kentucky. He married, March 
12, 1830, Catherine B. Elliston, the daughter of 
John and Nancy Snead ElHston, in Gallatin 
County, Kentucky. He was reared on the "Old 
Scruggs Place," near Frankfort, Ky. He enlisted. 
March 12, 1847, at Louisville, Kentucky, in Com- 
pany K, Sixteenth Infantry, ^Mexican War, and 
was honorably discharged August 2, 1848, at the 
expiration of term of service. He died in the 
year 1894 at Owenton, Kentucky. He had issue: 

1. Lucy Ann, born ]\Iay 20, 1832, died May 9, 

1875 ; married John Wainwright. by whom 
she had issue one child, John W. Wain- 
wright, M, D., born August 15, 1850, in 
Louisville, Kentucky, who married Eloise 
Bacon Tallmadge, January 22, 1880, and 
had one child, Richard Brower Wain- 
wright, born January 19, 1882. 

2. Sarah Caroline, born May 20, 1834, died 

April 23, 1895; married Richard Gladson. 
son of Presley Gladson and Frances Alli- 
son Gladson of Fauquier County, \'irginia, 
December i, 1852. 

3. Pamelia Jane, born November 6, 1836; mar- 

ried John Thomas O'N^eale of Carroll 
County, Kentucky. 

4. Mary Buford, born December 4, 1838; mar- 

ried, firstly, Thomas Craig ; secondly, 
Angleton. 

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5. John Thomas, born May 9, 1841 ; married, 

firstly _ McNulty ; issue, Cath- 
erine Harper ; secondly, jMary Scruggs ; 
issue, David and Anna. Served in Civil 
War, enlisting in Illinois where he then was 
living. 

6. Benjamin Elliston, born August 28, 1843 ; 

died January 30, 1862 ; married Martha 
Perkins. Issue : William Merritt Scruggs. 

7. Robert Morton, born June 4, 1845 ; died Oc- 

tober 6, 1884; married twice; served in 
Civil War, enlisting in Illinois where he 
then lived. 

8. Isabell Cummins, born June 10, 1848; mar- 

ried Joseph Harper. 

I--4-3-3-2-6— 
I.-4-3-3-2-7— 

I..4.3.3.2-(2)— HENRY M. SCRUGGS, youngest 
son of Thomas Buford Scruggs by his second 

wife, Callahan, w-as born August 

15th, 1846. He was reared by his uncle, Abra- 
ham Scruggs, as his father, mother and elder 
brother all died before he reached his fifth year. 
He married in Clay County, Missouri, March 11, 
1869, Lucy E. ]\f asett, by whom he had issue : 

I. Ella Gertrude, born November 26, 1871 ; 
married Lewis F. Van Osdell, December, 
1891. 

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• ■ 2. Lola May, born Februan^ 20, 1874; married 
March 26, 1S93, Adam Scheurer, by whom 
she had issue: Lela Lenore, bom 1894; 
George Henry, born 1898; Edith May, 
born 1896, and Frederick Lee, born 1900. 

Henry M. Scruggs served in the Civil War 
under General Price, and is living (1913) in 
Kingfisher, Oklahoma. 

I--4-3-5-3-3— THOAL'VS DRIVER SCRUGGS, eldest 
son of Gross Scruggs, by his wife Mary Su- 
san Saunders, was born January 26, 1846. He 
married Ruth Martin, by whom he had issue, one 
child, Clemmie, bom January 17, 1881, and died 
August 2, 1888. Ruth Martin Scruggs died No- 
vember 30, 188 1. Thomas Driver Scruggs died 
March 30, 1884. 

I.-4_3-5.3.5_GEORGE SAUNDERS SCRUGGS, 
second son of Gross Scruggs by his wife Mary- 
Susan Saunders, was born February i, 1850, six 
miles north of Huntsville, Alabama. He was edu- 
cated at the Grammar School near the old home. 
When twenty-two years old he went to Richmond, 
Virginia, where he became identified with the 
Richmond and Danville Road, in the Dispatcher's 
Office. In 187S he became engaged in the leaf 
tobacco business in Durham, N.. C, with Duke 
Sons & Co., which firm he left to become Southern 
representative for R. P. Richardson, Jr., and Co. 

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of Reidsville, North Carolina. He later moved 
to Memphis, Tennessee, where he organized the 
firm of Scruggs, Robinson and Co., of which he 
became senior member. He is a Knight Templar, 
Mason, belongs to the Insurance Department of 
the Knights of Pythias, is a member of the Mem- 
phis Board of Trade, a member of and Steward 
in the First Methodist Church, and Assistant Su- 
perintendent of the Sunday School, is a strong 
advocate of temperance, and a convincing extem- 
poraneous speaker on the subject. He married, 
June i8, 1871, Sallie Bradley Patteson, daughter 
of Benjamin Patteson (of Mexican War, and 
United States Marshall under President Bu- 
chanan for Northern District of Alabama) and 
grand-daughter of William Sanders of Wythville. 
Virginia, and his wife Susan. No issue. 

L-4-4-1-1-1— ALLEN SKELTON SCRUGGS, son 
of Valentine Ward Scruggs by his wife Polly 
Amos, was bom in Buckingham County, Virginia, 
October 10, 1822. He married, in South Carolina, 
Mary Suber, of Newberry County. Issue, four 
sons and one daughter : , 

1. Seth Ward, born in Greenville County, 

South Carolina. 

2. Annie, married E. D. Andrews, Greenwood, 

South Carolina. 
3- Son. 

4. Son. 

5. Son. ■ ■■ " ' ' 

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I.-4-4-I-I-2— CLOUGH HENRY SCRUGGS, son of 
Valentine Ward Scruggs by his wife Polly Amos, 
was born in Newberry County, South Carolina, 
July 30, 1824; died in Columbia, South Carolina, 
June, 1899. He married Mary Elizabeth An- 
drews, born in Fairfield County, South Carolina, 
March 5, 1829; died in Fairfield County, June, 
1896, September 12, 1849. Issue: 

1. James Edward, born July i, 1850; died July 

I, 1868. 

2. Martha Angerona, bom April 13, 1852; died 

September, 1852. 

3. Bunyan Clough, bom August 26, 1853 ; died 

1885. 

4. Thomas Wayland, born October 14, 1856; 

married Anna Beard April, 1880; she 
died 1883, when he married J^Iamie Bran- 
ham in 1885. 

5. Marion Kirkland, born June 2, 1858; mar- 

ried Minnie Turner, 1883 ; she died in 
1885 ; he then married Albertine Hooper 
of Louisiana, 1887. He is an M. D. living 
in Shaw, Mississippi. 

6. Minnie Emeline, born May 2y, i860; married 

John Joseph Watt, October, 1879; he died 
September, 1906. 

7. Warren Judson, born April 26, 1864; mar- 

ried Loula Davidson, 1887. 

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8. Sallie Rebecca, born February 26, i856 ; mar- 

ried George Edgar Wilmot of New Hamp- 
shire, January, 1893. 

9. Amos Lee, born September i, 1869; married 

Etta Bell, April, 1900. He is County 
Treasurer of Fairfield County. Winns- 
boro, South Carolina. 
10. Eddie Gooding, born April 20, 1872 ; married 
Nannie Gladden, 1895 ; she died 1899, when 
he married Jennie Bolick, 190 1. 

I.- 1 -6-2-1 -4- (2) — 

I.1-6-2-2-6-1— FRANK HEISKELL SCRUGGS, 
son of Richard Francis Scruggs by his wife 
Elizabeth Ramsey Heiskell, married Anne 
Lowry, by whom he had issue : 

1. Margaret. 

2. Elizabeth (called "Bess"). ; 

3. Frank, Jr. 

I.-1-6-2-2-6-2— J. FREDERICK SCRUGGS, son of 
Richard Francis Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth 
Ramsey Heiskell, married Margaret Williams, by 
whom he had issue : 

1. John Henr)'. 

2. Richard Francis. 

3. William. 

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I.-I-6-2-2-6-3— DANIEL POPE SCRUGGS, son of 
Richard Francis Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth 
Ramsey Heiskell, married Eva Rogers, by whom 
he had issue : 

1. Ellen. 

2. Eugene. 

3. Bertha. 

4. Roger. 

I.- 1 -6-2-2-6-4— ALBERT BRUCE SCRUGGS, son 
of Richard Francis Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth 
Ramsey Heiskell, married Belle Heabler, by whom 
he had issue: 

1. Joseph. 

2. Carlton. 

3. David. 

L-i-6-2-2-6-7 — 

L-1-6-2-2-101— RICHARD FRANCIS SCRUGGS, 
eldest son of Abijah Douglas Scruggs by his wife 
Margaret Caroline Heiskell, was born July 31, 
1869. He married Geraldine Bowdery Jackson, of 
Nashville, Tenn, January 24, 1895, t)y whom he 
had issue : 

1. Margaret Louise, born July 3, 1896. 

2. Douglas Jackson, bom April, 1898. 

Richard Francis Scruggs died at his home in 
Sweetwater, Tennessee, May 11, 1902. 

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I.-2-I-I-2-I-2— SABRITT SCRUGGS, son of 'Berry 
Scniggs by his wife IMartha Comly, daughter of 
Sabritt Comly, was born December 26, 1839. He 
is a physician of prominence, having taken his de- 
gree in 1866. He serv^ed three years in the Fed- 
eral Army as Hospital Steward, He married 
Margaret lone de Baun, by whom he had issue : 

1. John Berry, who married Laura Begole. 

2. Ivoyd. 

3. Samuel Jackson. 

4. Katie Pleasant, who married Opha Tichenor. 

5. Laura de Baun, who married Walter Covey, 

of Chicago, Illinois. 

L-2-1-1-2-1-5 — 

I.-3-3-1-4-2-1— JAMES D. SCRUGGS, son of John 
Scruggs, by his wife, Winnie Jane W'alker, was 
born 1868, living at Coalmont, Tennessee. 

I._3-3_i-4.2-5_jOSEPH HARRIS SCRUGGS, son 
of John Scruggs by his wife Winnie Jane Walker, 
living at Whitewell, Tennessee. 

I.-3-3-5-3-2-2— EDWARD SCRUGGS, called "Ned," 
the only son of William Scruggs by his wife Sallie 
Kimbrough, was born in Tennessee. He married 
Alice Brown, by whom he had issue : 

1. William. ^ 

2. Edward. 

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3. Alexander, called "Alec." 

4. Alice, a student at Belmont College, in Nash- 

ville, Tenn. 

I--3-3-5-3-5-I— EDW'ARD CRIDDLE SCRUGGS, 
only son of John Scruggs by his wife Mary Eliza 
Criddle, was born in Tennessee, 1854. When a 
school boy he went hunting with a gentleman 
friend of the family, near the city of Nashville, 
and while following the pastime of his father and 
uncles he met with a most deplorable accident. A 
loaded gun was discharged in his face, the shot 
penetrating his eye-balls and rendering him blind 
for life. Despite this appalling affliction he con- 
tinued his education, becoming efficient in all the 
dififerent English branches, and winning unstinted 
praise from his tutors, who, in after years, wrote 
some reminiscences of their days of teaching, and 
the record is filled with the marvelous progress of 
their little blind pupil. They refer to the years 
spent in teaching him as "genuine, bona-fide oasis 
in the desert of all their previous experience." In 
later years he became a successful inventor, his 
home being constantly thronged with visitors 
eager to see the accurate and beautiful models 
which he had created. His uncle, the late Mr. 
Criddle, appointed him executor and guardian for 
his five little boys. He married, in 1902, Elizabeth 
Stuart, of Pittsburg, Pa., the daughter of Colonel 

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Samuel Stuart and Mary Bothvvell, and grand- 
daughter of William Stuart. Issue : 

I. Edward Criddle, born October 15, 1903. 

1.-3-5-1-1-6-1— WILLIAM LINDSAY SCRUGGS, 
son of Frederick Scruggs by his wife Margaret 
Kimbrough, was born near Knoxville, Tennessee, 
September 14, 1836. He was a lawyer, journalist, 
and diplomat ; was educated at the Grammar 
School near his home, and by a private tutor, lin- 
ishing at Strawberry Plains College, East Ten- 
nessee. Was admitted to the Bar, 1861, and was a 
member of the Georgia State Bar Association ; was 
chief editor of the Columbus, Georgia. Daily Sun. 
and Atlanta, Georgia, Neiv Era, 1862, 1871 ; was 
United States Minister to Columbia. 1872-7, and 
again in 1^2-y, United States Consul to Chin 
Kiang and Canton, China, 1877-81 ; Ambassador 
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of 
the United States to Venezuela, 1889-93; Legal 
Adviser and Special Agent to Venezuela Govern- 
ment, charged with the settlement of the Anglo- 
Venezuelan boundary dispute, 1894-98, brought it 
to arbitration, 1897. Was an Independent Repub- 
lican and the author of the following works : 
British Aggressions in \'enezuela, or the Monroe 
Doctrine on Trial, 1894 ; Official History of the 
Gauyana Boundary Dispute, 1895 : Lord Salis- 
bury's Mistakes, 1896; Evolution of American 
Citizenship, 1901 : Origin and Meaning of the 

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Monroe Doctrine, 1902; The Columbian and Ven- 
ezuelan Republics, 1905 ; Fallacies of the British 
Blue Book, 1896; Evolution of the XlVth and 
XVth Amendments. He was a contributor to his- 
torical, economic and legal reviews. He married, 
in 1858, Judith Anne Potts, the daughter of John 
Suttle Potts and Susan Terry, his wife, of Staf- 
ford County, Virginia. Judith Potts Scruggs died 
in a railroad accident, August, 1897. William L. 
Scruggs died of apoplexy, July 18, 1912, at his 
home on Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia. 
Issue: 

1. William Edgar. 

2. Susan, who married Judge J. C. Jenkins of 

the Federal Court in the Phillipines. 

3. Minerva (called "Minnie"), who married Dr. 

W. C. Robinson. 

4. Maud Barrick, a musical genius, and com- 

poser of several operas. 

5. Rebecca Erskine (called "Ruby"), an ac- 

complished linguist and mathematician. 

I..3-5-1 -1-6-2— RUFUS KENRICK SCRUGGS, son 
of Frederick Scruggs by his wife Margaret Kim- 
brough, was born in Tennessee. He was a metho- 
dist minister and educator. He died young, leav- 
ing a son now living in Australia, and daughter 
who married Dr. Bogle, a surgeon in Santa Rosa, 
California. 

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I._3-5.i-i-6-3— EPHRAIM FOSTER SCRUGGS, 
son of Frederick Scruggs by his wife Margaret 
Kimbrough, was born in Tennessee. He left col- 
lege to enlist in one of the Tennessee regiments in 
the Civil War at the age of sixteen, and was killed 
in one of the battles around Richmond, Virginia. 

I.-3-5_i-i_6-4— G EORGE FREDERICK 
SCRUGGS, son of Frederick Scruggs by his wife 
Margaret Kimbrough, was born in Scotts County, 
Tennessee, May 4, 1848. He married, November 
25, 1868, Sarah H. Fennell, daughter of Isabella 
Fennell, whose mother was Isabella Alison, by 
whom he had issue : 

1. Charles W. • 

2. Margaret. 

3. Gertrude. 

George Frederick Scruggs is a merchant and 
cotton planter living in Greensboro, Alabama. He 
married, secondly, in Selma, Alabama, the Widow 
Broadstreet, nee Alice Mason, August 25, 1909. 

I..3.5-i_(i).2-(3)— J O H N LAWRENCE 
SCRUGGS, only son of William Lundy Scruggs 
by his second wife Elizabeth Dras, was bom in 
1863. He married Marv' Wilson. . . 

I..3.5.i_(i)-4_3_GROSS SCRUGGS, eldest son of 
Gross Scruggs by his wife Chaste Helen Noble, 
was born May 18, 1859, in Clark County. Ala- 
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bama. He married Virginia E. White, the daugh- 
ter of Josiah White, and his wife Sarah Ann, by 
whom he had issue : 

1. Sarah Helen, born August 17, 1881, who 

married Sidney Stringer in 1902. 

2. Gross, born November 18, 1882. 

3. Alberta Elizabeth, born October 27, 1884. 

4. Joseph Noble, born September 4, 1886. 

5. William Stephen, born August 11, 1889. 

6. Virginia (called "Jennie"), born January 28, 

1891. 

7. Margaret, bom December 3, 1896. 

8. Mary, born May 30, 1899. 

I--3-5-3-I-I-2— N ATHANIEL HUDSON 

SCRUGGS, second son of John Scruggs by his 
wife Elizabeth Edna Manning, was t)orn April 14, 
1834; died November 4, 1895 ; married Ellen Rut- 
land on November 18, 1857, in Franklin County, 
Alabama, by whom he had issue: 

I. Frank, living in Tuscumbia, Alabama. 

I--3-5-3-I-I-6— JOHN WESLEY SCRUGGS, third 
son of John Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth Edna 
Manning, was born March 19, 1842. He m.arried, 
November 29, 1870, Margaret, called "Maggie," 
Douglas, of Lauderdale County, Alabama, the 
daughter of James Douglas, by whom he ha<i 
issue : 

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1. Joseph Hubert. 

2. John Douglas. 

3. James Douglas. 

I._3_5-3-i_i_7_THOMAS ANDERSON SCRUGGS, 
fourth son of John Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth 
Edna Manning, was born October 18, 1843. He 
is a Methodist minister. He married Olive Orr in 
Southern, 111., by whom he had issue : 

1. Lawrence. ... 

2. Josiah. •.! 

3. Hallie. 

4. Myrtle. 

5. Jessie. 

6. Eunice. 

7. May. 

I._3-5.3-i-i_i(>_jOSIAH HENRY SCRUGGS, fifth 
son of John Scruggs by his wife Elizabeth Edna 
Manning, was born January 18, 1849; died Sep- 
tember 10, 1881. He married Lillian King, the 
daughter of Philip King, by whom he had issue : 

I. Minna, living in Florence, Alabama, with an 
aunt, Mrs. Coffee. 

I.-4-1-1-4-2-1— THOMAS MURPHY SCRUGGS, 
only son of Phineas Thomas Scruggs by his wife 
Elizabeth Marshall Murphy, was born in Decatur, 

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Alabama, September 20, 1855. He is a promi- 
nent lawyer and judge of ^Memphis, Tennessee. 
He married at the Cathedral in Boston, Mass, 
1889, Susanna Conlan, by whom he had issue : 

1. Thomas Murphy, Jr., born September 28, 

1890. 

2. Susie, born January 26, 1892. 

3. James Conlan, born February 11, 1893. 

4. Elizabeth Marshall, born January 25, 1895. 

5. Marshall Boyce, born April 10, 1897. 

6. John Frost, born August 26, 1899. 

I.-4-1-1-4-3-1— FINLEY SCRUGGS, only son of 
Lewis Summer field Scruggs by his wife Augusta 
C. Finley, married Sue McEIroy of Springfield. 
Kentucky, by whom he had issue : 

1, Finley McElroy. 

2. Charles. 

L-4-1-1-6-1-2— JAMES MERRIWEATHER 

SCRUGGS, JR., only son of James Merriweather 
Scruggs by his wife Priscilla Hammond, was born 
in Holly Springs, Miss, June 8, 1870; was edu- 
cated at the primar}^ schools there and at Bingham 
School in North Carolina. He is a member of the 
Chickasaw Club, the Menesha Club, the Hatchie 
Coon Club, and the Business Men's Club of Mem- 
phis, Tennessee. He is vice-president and general 
manager of the Banks Wholesale Grocery Com- 
.' pany of Memphis. He married, October, 1893, i" 

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Memphis, Tennessee, Lillie Whitney, the daughter 
of Charles Osro Whitney and Adeha Swarts. of 
New York, and granddaughter of Orison Whitney 
and Amanda Chase, by whom he had issue : 

1. Whitney, a daughter, born at Memphis, 1895. 

2. James Merriweather, Jr., born at Memphis, 

1897. 

3. Noland F., a son, born at Memphis, 1900. 

I.-4-1-1-6-4-1— J. HIGGASON SCRUGGS, son of 
Edmond Rivers Scruggs by his wife Fannie Hig- 
gason, was born in Tennessee. He married Flor- 
ence Day and is engaged in the oil business in New 
Orleans, La. 

I.-4-1-1-6-4-2— THOMAS H. SCRUGGS, son of 
Edmond Rivers Scruggs by his wife Fannie Hig- 
gason, was born in Tennessee. He married Eliza- 
beth Ryan and is living in Jackson, Tenn. 

I.-4.i-i_6-4-3_WILUAM D. SCRUGGS, son of 
Edmond Rivers Scruggs by his wife Fannie Hig- 
gason, was born in Tennessee. He is private sec- 
retary to Governor Patterson of that State, and is 
living in Nashville. He married May Child, by 
whom he had issue : 

1. Geraldine. , . 

2. Rivers. 

3. William. , . 
■* 4. Mary. 

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I.-4-1 -1-6-4-4 — 

I.-4-1-1-6-4-5— 

I.-4-3-1-4-5-1— 

I.-4-3-1-4-5-3— JAMES WALTER SCRUGGS, son 
of James Alexander Scruggs, by his wife 
Amanda Wiggington, married Sadie Sechler, by 
whom he had issue : 

1. Bertha Dean. 

2. Walter Lee. 

3. Roy Wellington. 

4. Curtis Harold. 

5. James Theodore. 

6. Robert Kent. 



I..4_3.i.4.5.9_ALEXANDER SCRUGGS, son of 
James Alexander Scruggs, by his wife Amanda 
Wiggington, married Elizabeth McKay. 

L-4-3-1-4-8-1— 

I..4.3-1-4.8-4— EDWARD DICKEY SCRUGGS, 
second son of Thomas B. Scruggs by his wife 
Orilla A. Dickey, was born August 27, 1867. Re- 
married Josie Tuggle, by whom he had issue: 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

1. Gladys, .. ■ ' o 

2. Dale. ■ 

3. Aubrey. 

4. Corinne. 

I.-4-3-1-10-2-2— GROSS ROBERT SCRUGGS, son 
of James Briscoe Scruggs by his wife Mary Isa- 
belle Hastings Dial, was born in Robertson 
County, Texas, January 5th, 1868. He was 
educated at the University of the South, Se- 
wanee, Tennessee. He is a member of the 
Delta Tau Delta, Greek Fraternity; the Dallas 
Club; the Dallas Golf and County Club; the 
Dallas Gun and Rod Club; the Automobile Club 
of America ; and Secretary of the Dallas Auto- 
mobile Club ; a stockholder in the Texas State 
Fair and Dallas Exposition ; a member of the 
Commercial Club, honorary member of the Idle- 
wild Club of Dallas, Texas, and President of the 
Gross Scruggs Coal Mine, Stephens, Texas. He 
is senior member of the firm of Gross R. Scruggs 
& Co. He married, November 18, 1890, at the 
First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, I\Iarian 
Stuart Price, the daughter of Robert Stuart Price 
and Margaret Butler, of Kentucky, by whom he 
had issue : 

I. Margaret, born in Dallas, Texas, a student 
of Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Penn- 
sylvania; married June 6th, 1912, Ray- 

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mond P. Caruth, youngest son of Walter 
Caruth* by his wife, Anne Worthington. 
2. Stuart Briscoe, born in Dallas, Texas, De- 
cember 13, 1894, a student at Lehigh Uni- 
versity, Lehigh, Pennsylvania ; President of 
the freshman class 1912-13; member of 
the Delta Upsilon fraternity and right 
tackle on the University football team. 

L4-4-1-1-1-1— SETH WARD SCRUGGS, son of 
Allen Skelton Scruggs by his wife Mar}- Suber, 
was bom in Greenville County, South Carolina; 
married Elizabeth Elsie French, daughter of 
George W. French and Mary Carter. 

* Captain Caruth came with his children, wife and Daniel 
Boone across the old Wilderness, a road from Carolina 
to Kentucky, settling at the border of Tennessee, in 
Allen County, where he died. The name of his wife is 
not known. He had issue: John, Henry Clay, who mar- 
ried Mary Mansfield, and Samuel, who married Eliza- 
beth Anderson, widow of Gen. Robert Maxwell of Vir- 
ginia. John Caruth, the eldest son. married twice ; firstly, 
Katherine Allen, by whom he had issue, two children : 
Walter and William. He had no issue by his second 

wife, Emily . W'alter Caruth. eldest son of John 

Caruth, by his wife Katherine Allen, was born in Allen 
County, Kentucky, February 1st, 1826; died in Dallas, 
Texas, Februarv' 3rd, 1897 ; married March 5th, 1S65, 
Anne Worthington, daughter of Thomas Worthington of 
Mucklenburg, Kentucky, by whom he had issue : 

1. Minnie Bell, born 1866, died 1872. 

2. Mattie, born 1868, married Neil A. Mac Millan. 

3. Walter, Jr., born i86q, died 1905, single 

4. Kittie Anderson, born 1874, died 1875. 

5. William, born 1876, married Sidney Scott. 

6. Henry Clay, born 1878, died 1SS4. 

7. Raymond P.. born 1885. 

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I.-3-5-I-I-6-I-I— WILLIAM EDGAR SCRUGGS, 
only son of William Lindsay Scruggs by his wife 
Judith Anne Potts, was born in Georgia. He mar- 
ried, when nineteen years old. Lulu Eugenia Wat- 
son, the daughter of William Lindsay Watson and 
Nancy Evelin Fuller, and the granddaughter of 
William Lindsay Watson by his wife Elizabeth 
Ann Brockman. Issue. 

1. William Lindsay, bom 1889. 

2. John Edgar, born 1891. 

3. Ernest Curzon, born 1893. 

4. Anderson IMcLaren, born 1895. 

5. Edwin Conway, born 1899. 

6. Marian Louise, born 1904. 

7. Susan Margaret, bom 1906. 



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SOME DISCONNECTED 
BRANCHES AND FRAGMENTS 

Which I publish with an eager desire for further 
information, and a sincere hope that some 
descendant may have at hand 
sufficient data to estab- 
lish an unbroken 
connection. 
E. S. D. 



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Five brothers settled in Tennessee: 

1. Drury Edward. 

2. James. 
: 3. "Wiley. 

4. Albert. 

5. John Warfield, born February 4, 1820; died 

August 31, 1889; married the widow Cath- 
erine Tilbert Chick, by whom he had issue : 
I. Edward Vernon, born June 23, 1850; 2. 
.Mary Frances, born November ist, 1852; 
died August 8, 1871 ; 3. William Brown, 
born July 14, 1856. 

EDWARD VERNON SCRUGGS, eldest son of John 
Warfield Scruggs by his wife Catherine Chick, 
was born in Tennessee, June 23, 1850. He mar- 
ried, December, 1872, Mary Anne Stephens, of 
Flint, Michigan, by whom he had issue : 

1. Bertha Louise Eleanor, bom September 16, 

1874. 

2. Pearle Elaine, bom May 22. 1876; died Oc- 

tober 12, 1897. 

Edward Vernon Scruggs died in Nashville, 
Tennessee, August, 1896. 



ROBERT SCRUGGS, son of 

by his wife Ann „... _ Married 

Tabitha He died in Cumberland 



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County, his will being dated August 21, 1780, in 
which he mentions his wife Tabitha, his mother 
Ann, and his children : 

1. Jemimah, who married William Frazer. 

2. Kesiah, who married Field Robinson, De- 

cember 9, 1784, Cumberland County, Vir- 
ginia. 

3. Thea, died, single. 

4. Jesse. 

5. Nancy. 

6. John Lumkin. 

7. Molly. 

8. Robert. 

9. Sally. 

10. Dick. y ' 

JESSE SCRUGGS, eldest son of Robert Scruggs by 
his wife Tabitha, was born in \'irginia. He mar- 
ried Rebecca , and died without 

issue in Cumberland County, his will being dated 
December 29, 1774, in which he mentions his 
father Robert, and his wife, Rebecca, who at his 
death married Henry Garrett. 

JOHN LUMKIN SCRUGGS, second son of Robert 
Scruggs by his wife Tabitha, was born in Vir- 
ginia. He married Lucy .. , by 

whom he had issue, one child, a son : 

I. Guthridge P. 

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John Lumkin Scruggs died in Cumberland 
County, Virginia, His will is dated December 3, 
1801, in which he mentions his mother Tabitha, 
his wife Lucy, and his son, Guthridge P. Scruggs. 



JAMES SCRUGGS, of Virginia, private in Revolu- 
tionarj' War under Colonels William Crawford 
and Nathaniel Gist. - : . 



WILLIAM SCRUGGS, son of F. T. Scruggs and 
Rebecca Newton, was born in Buckingham 
County, Va., 1856 ; married in Hampshire County, 
West Virginia, in 1877, Katie, the daughter of 
Jeremiah and Anne Day Kiester of Strasburgh, 
Virginia. Issue: 

1. Clarence H. 

2. Sanello R. 

William Scruggs traveled in Virginia and North 
Carolina before coming to West Virginia. He 
settled in Hampshire County in 1882, and was 
elected Justice of the Peace at that place. He is 
a member of the ^Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
a Free Mason. His father, F. T. Scruggs, was 
bom in 1828 and was a Confederate soldier. His 
grandfather, Thomas Scruggs, was bom in 1795 
and was in the War of 1812. His great-great- 
grandfather was John Scruggs and the said John 
Scruggs' father came from Europe. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

CHAS. SCRUGGS of North Carolina received pay 
for soldiers in Revolution. 



CHAS. SCRUGGS of North Carolina— Army pay- 
Revolutionary War. 



JOHN SCRUGGS— petitions on lands— North and 
South Carolina. 



EDWARD SCRUGGS married Jane Dunkum in Cum- 
berland County, Virginia, Alay 13, 1818. 



ROBERT SCRUGGS married Maria Atkinson in 
Cumberland County, Virginia, January 13, 18 13. 



CHARLES SCRUGGS married Marthy Newton in 
Cumberland County, Virginia, May 14, 1821. 



JOHN SCRUGGS married Elizabeth Minton in 
Cumberland County, Virginia, during the time 
Henry Lee was Governor of Virginia. 



JOHN SCRUGGS married Molly Minter, July 23, 
1793, Cumberland County, Virginia. 



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JOHN SCRUGGS and wife Janey conveyed land to 
Lewis Jefferson in 1S14, both of the County of 
"Nelson." 



JOHN SCRUGGS of Virginia, private in American 
Revolution under Colonels William Crawford 
and Nathaniel Gist. 



JOHN EMMETT SCRUGGS of Powhatan County, 
Virginia, died in prison at Johnson's Island, 1863. 
He was editor of a newspaper. Married Susan 
Catherine Swart, the widow of William Christo- 
pher Alexander, August i, 1855. Issue: 

1. Marian Scott Scruggs, bom December 7, 

1857; died, 1859. 

2. Bessie Hamilton Scruggs, born April, 1862 ; 

married, December 9, 1886, Charles Eugene 
Chamberlayne, IM. D., by whom she had 
issue, Susan and Eugene. 



NATHANIEL SCRUGGS married Martha Bradley. 
January' 11, 1824, in Cumberland County, Vir- 
ginia. , , 



ISAAC SCRUGGS married Kessiah Scruggs in 
Campbell County, Virginia, between 1805-1816. 



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LANGHORNE SCRUGGS, born 1824, was County 
Clerk of Chatham County, Virginia, for many 
years. He died August 20th, 1901, leaving a 
widow and one child, Mrs. E. S. Reid and a 
brother, Jno. W. Scruggs. 



SAMUEL SCRUGGS married Sally Meddor in Cum- 
berland County, Virginia, September 8, 1818. 



SAMUEL S. SCRUGGS and wife Janey conveyed 
land in Amherst County, Virginia, in 1805 and 
1806. 



HENRY SCRUGGS was paid seven pounds, three 
shillings for services as Sergeant of Halifax 
County, Virginia, Militia, in 1763. 



RICIL\RD SCRUGGS married Rachel Wright, No- 
vember, 1763, by whom he had issue: 

I. William, born February 4, 1769. 



HENRY SCRUGGS of Cumberland Co., Va., was a 
Confederate soldier in the Civil War, in the Com- 
pany of John A. Booker. He married Etta Steger 
and settled in the South. 



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WILLIAM SCRUGGS, married, October, 1804, 
Frances Wingo, daughter of John Wingo, Amelia 
County, Virginia. 



MARY SCRUGGS McNEELY, of Sugar Valley, 
Georgia, was born 1797. Her father, Richard 
Scruggs, was a Virginian. He was present at the 
surrender of Cornwallis and came then to Green- 
ville, South Carolina, where Mrs. McNeely was 
born. 



DRURY SCRUGGS married, October 27, 1788, 
Frances Amos, in Cumberland County, Virginia. 



October 18, 1771 — ]Married in Cumberland County. 
Virginia, John Higginson and Ann Scruggs. 



WILLIAM SCRUGGS had sons Thomas and Little- 
berry, who settled in Franklin County, Virginia. 
Thomas had no family. Littleberry had seven 
children. 



MARY SCRUGGS married James Houchcns Janu- 
ary I, 1785; Security Richard Scruggs. 



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OLD WILLS 



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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

Considering the many years ago, that the follow- 
ing "Old Wills" were written, it is interesting to note 
the spelling, the quaint and often obsolete expressions 
employed, as well as the fact that the "Old Ancestors" 
were for the most part men of education, signing and 
sealing these documents in their own handwriting, save 
in case of death-bed wills, where an X mark is some- 
times found. — E. S. D. 



In the name of God Amen I Gross Scruggs of the 
County of Bedford being sick but in perfect mind & 
memory do make and Order in this my Last Will & 
Testament. First I recomend my Soul to the Lord as 
in the Hands of a Being Infinitely Good and as to my 
Body I Desire it may be Buried Decently as 'my Ex- 
ecutrix & Executors hereafter named shall Judge 
most convenant and as to what Worldy Goods it has 
pleased God to Bless me within this Life I give & dis- 
pose of it in the Following Planner and Form. 

First of all I give to my Loveing Wife Elizabeth 
Scruggs (During her Widowhood all my Estate both 
Real & personal & if it shall not appear to my Execu- 
tors that my Wife (by Consequence of a Second Mar- 
riage) is wasteing the Estate it is my Desire that she 
shall enjoy the whole of my Estate During her Life. 

I give to my Wifes Xephew William Arthur son 
of Benjamin Arthur all my Estate Real & personal 

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(after my Wifes Decease) except the Legacie here- 
after ]\Ientioned with this Reserve, that my Executrix 
& Executors shall have a Reasonable time to pay all 
my Just Debts and then to have a Reasonable time to 
pay the said Legecie. 

I give to Gross Scruggs son of Thomas Scruggs 
fifty pounds Currant Money. 

And Lastly I appoint my wife Executrix and my 
Brother Thomas Scruggs and Edmund Winston Ex- 
ecutors of this my Last Will & Testament and do here- 
by Revoke all former Wills by me made made <& De- 
clare this my Last Will & Testament in Witness 
Whereof I have Hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 
I2th day of July one Thousand Seven Hundred & 
Eighty Seven. 

GROSS SCRUGGS (Seal) 

Sealed & acknowledged as the 
Testators Last Will & Testament 
in presents off us 

Thomas Arthur 
Ann Brown 

BOYCE ElDSON 

(A copy of the will as probated in Bedford 
County Court July 28, 1788.) 



In the name of God Amen I Thomas Scruggs 
Senior of Bedford County being sick in boddy but of 
Sound mind and of perfect Good memory and Calling 



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to mind the uncertainty of this life do make and 
ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner 
and form Following, To wit, In the first place I desire 
all my Just Debts to be paid — 

Secondly I Give and bequeath to my loving Wife 
Jane Scruggs all my Estate Real and Personal Dureing 
her life, and after her death I Give and Bequeathe all 
my Estate both Real and Personal to my Son Reaves 
Scott Scruggs provided my Wife Jane Scruggs is not 
Pregnant with another Child at this time, if that should 
be the Case it is my desire that ^ly Estate be Equally 
Devided among the two Children at their mothers 
death, it is allso my desire that when my Son Reaves 
Scott Scruggs is the age of twenty one that he shall 
be put in Procession of two negroes namely. To wit 
(Sampson and Joanah — ) 

Thirdly I do hereby appoint my Son Gross 
Scruggs and my Wife Jane Scruggs Executors to this 
my last Will and Testament, makeing null and void all 
former Wills, and declareing this to be my last Will 
and Testament in Testimony whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and afixed my Seal this Seventeenth day 
of November one thousand eight hundred and one. 

THOS. SCRUGGS. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 
in presents of 

AbnER FerrEl ■ ■ 

Henry BuFORD Senr. 

Ursley G. Scott 

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In the name of God Amen, I William Scruggs of 
Cumberland County being sick and weak but perfect 
and sound in memory^ bless be the Lord God for it, I 
do make and ordain this to be my last will and testa- 
ment, whereunto I have set my hand and seal, this 17th 
day of !^Iay one thousand seven hundred and eighty 
five. 

First, I give my soul to God who gave it to me and 
my body to the earth from whence it was taken, to be 
decently buried according to descretion of my Executor 
hereafter menched. 

Item. I give to my son John Scruggs the half of 
one hundred and seventy-four acres of land, lying in 
Rock Island in Buckingham County and at the death 
of my wife the other of the land to go to the two other 
sons, and all my personal estate I leave to my beloved 
wife so long as she liveth, then after her death to be 
equally divided between my daughters but one bed to 
my son John Scruggs. 

I leave my beloved wife and Edward Scruggs and 
Charles Woodson my Executors of this my last will 
and testament. 

WILLIAM SCRUGGS. X his mark. (l. s.) 

Sealed and delivered in presence of 
Thomas Scruggs. X his mark. 
JuDAY Scruggs. X her mark. 
Edward Scruggs. 



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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

At a Court held for Cumberland County 25, July 
1785. This last will and testament of William Scruggs 
deceased was presented in Court by Edward Scruggs 
one of the Executors therein named and proved by the 
oaths of Thos. Scruggs and Judith Scruggs two of 
the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and 
on the motion of the said Edward who made oath ac- 
cording to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining 
a probat thereof in due form giving security, where- 
upon he with Martin Richarason his security, entered 
into a bond according to law. And liberty is re- 
served to the other Executors to join in probat. 

Teste, 

M. WOODSON, Clk. 



In the name of God amen I Thomas Scruggs of the 
County of Cumberland being weak in body but of per- 
fect sence and memory do make and ordain this my 
last will and testament in manner and form following 
Vizt. I lend to my beloved wife during her natural 
life or widowhood three feather beds and furniture 
one dark bay mare six head cattle six hogs and all the 
rest of my household furniture my desire is that at the 
decease or marriage of my wife my son Drury Scrugs 
shall possess the whole of the above articles which I 
have lent to my wife except one feather bed and furni- 
ture which I gave to my grandson Finch Scrugs as to 
me other children I have given them their potion al- 
ready I appoint my beloved wife and son Drury 
Scrugs Executors of this my last will and testament 

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utterly revoking and disannulling all former wills 
and testaments made by me. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and affixed my seal this twenty sixth day of April 
1788. 

THOS. SCRUGS. 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 

William Anderson 

Thomas ocrugs 

Obedier Scrugs 

At a Court held for Cumberland County the 27th 
Octr. 1788. 

The last will and testament of Thomas Scruggs de- 
ceased was exhibited in Court by Thomas Scruggs 
one of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be cer- 
tified. 

At a Court held for Cumberland County the 26th 
November 1792 

This last will and testament of Thomas Scruggs 
deceased was further proved by William Anderson a 
witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste, 

BLAKE B. WOODSON D C. 



In the name of God Amen. I Drury Scruggs of 
Cumberland County being sick in body but of perfect 
sense and memory do make this my last will and testa- 
ment in manner and form following, (to wit). 



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I give and bequeath to my son John Scruggs one 

negro woman &. 
I give to my son Theoderick Scruggs one negro 

girl &. 
I lend to my daughter Jane Eareley one negro 

woman &.. 
I give to my son Drury Scruggs one negro &. 
I give to my son Edward Scruggs, three hundred 

acres of land &. 
I lend to my daughter Ann Minton one negro 

girl & 
I lend to my son Carter Scruggs the use of two 

negroes &. 
I appoint my beloved wife as guardian, to manage 

do and act for my son Carter Scruggs, and if 

she should die before my son Carter Scruggs I 

appoint my son Edward Scruggs to act and 

manage for him &. 
I lend to my daughter Fanny Scruggs two negroes 

&. 
I lend to my beloved wife Mary Scruggs during her 

natural life &. 
Lastly I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Mary 

Scruggs, my sons John Scruggs Edward 

Scruggs, Executors of this my last will and 

testament hereby utterly revoking and making 

void all other wills and testaments, heretofore 

made. 

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In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal this twenty-nineth day of April one thousand 
seven hundred and eighty-two. 

DRURY SCRUGGS (L. S.) X mark. 

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of 
Will Anderson 
Archibald Hatcher 
John L. Wood. 

At a Court held for Cumberland County, 26th, 
August, 1782, this will was probated. 

Test, 

George Carrinton, Jr., 
Clk. 

In the name of God Amen. I Mary Scruggs of 
Cumberland County do declare and publish the follow- 
ing sentences to be my last will and testament: — 

First, I give and bequeath to my son Edward 
Scruggs and his heirs forever three horses called Mich, 
Blake and Black Mare ; and all the cattle and sheep 
of any description which to me belongs also the furni- 
ture of my beds except what may be hereinafter given 
to others. 

I give to my daughter Nancy Minton one bed and 
furniture. 

I give to my daughter Frances Anderson the Cow 
and Kettle, which I have heretofore lent to her. 

All other interest which I have of any discription 
in any kind property or estate whatsoever. I give t'.^ 
my son Edward Scruggs. 

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Published and acknowledged in presence of 
William Daniel Jr. 
Vincent Scruggs. 

Feb. i/th 1803, 
MARY SCRUGGS X her mark. 

At a Court held for Cumberland County the 24th day 
of July 1804. This last will and testament of Mary 
Scruggs was exhibited in Court and proved by the wit- 
nesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. 

Teste, 
B. B. WOODSON. Clk. 



I Edward Scruggs ordain this my last will and 
testament revoking all former wills and testaments 
which I may at any time previous to this have made. 

I loan to my wife Cicily during her life should 
she so long remain unmarried and if not during her 
widowhood the tract of land upon which 1 now live, 
and after her death or marriage the said tract of land 
I give to my son Edward L. Scruggs and his heirs 
forever. 

I also loan to my wife Cicily Scruggs during her 
life should she so long remain unmarried, and if not 
during her widowhood all my negroes except such as 
are hereinafter otherwise disposed of. also all the stock 
of every description upon my plantation, and all the 
plantation utensils, and after her death or marriage 
they shall be equally divided amongst my son Edv/ard 
L Scruggs and my two Youngest daughters Martha 
G. and Judith R. Scruggs. 

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I give and bequeath to my daughter Maria Allen 
one negro man Harry and one negro woman Chancy 
to her and her heirs forever should either or both of 
my youngest daughters Martha and Judith marry be- 
fore the death of their mother, when they are married 
they shall have the Following negroes (to- wit) Martha 
shall have Ned and Charles and Judith shall have 
Isham and Asa ; and should my two daughters or either 
of them not marry during the life or widowhood of 
their Mother, it is my will that they shall hve with their 
Mother, and be supported by her until her death or 
marriage. 

I also loan to my daughter Elizabeth Merr^man, 
during her life one negro woman Aggy and her chil- 
dren, and after her death I give them to be equally 
divided amongst her children. 

I give and bequeath to my son Edward L. Scruggs 
my old and faithful servant Will. 

I appoint my son Edward L. Scruggs sole Executor 
to seal this my last will and testament. 

As witness my hand this eleventh day of October 
one thousand eight hundred and twenty three. 

ED. SCRUGGS (Seal). 
Witnesses 

Signed, Sealed and delivered as and for the 
last will and testament of Edward Scruggs in the pres- 
ence of us 

R. Henderson 

George H. Matthews. 

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At a Court held for Cumberland County the 22nd 
day of December 1823. 

This will and testament of Edward Scruggs deed, 
was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of 
Robert Henderson and George H. Matthews two wit- 
nesses thereto, ordered that the same be recorded. 

On the motion of Edward L. Scruggs the Exer. in 
said will named who with George H. IMatthews, Robert 
Henderson and John W. Wilson his securities entered 
into and acknowledged their bond for the purpose in 
the penalty of twenty thousand dollars conditioned ac- 
cording to law and took the oath required by law. 
Certificate for obtaining a probate thereof in due form 
is granted him. 

Teste, 

WILLIAM POWEL, D. C. 



In the name of God, Amen. I Robert Scruggs of 
Cumberland County, being sick and weak, but in per- 
fect health of mind and memory, considering the un- 
certainty of my Mortal state, do make this my last 
will and testament in manner following. Viz : — 
Imp. — I bequeath my soul to Almighty God that gave 
it, and my body to be buried at the discretion of Execu- 
tors of this my last will and testament, hereafter men- 
tioned. 

Item. — I lend to my wife Tabitha Scruggs two negroes, 
Baldy and Jenny during her natural life, after her de- 
cease they and their income to be equally divided among 
my seven children, Nancy Scruggs — Dick Scruggs — 

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Molly Scruggs — Jesse Scruggs — ^John Lumkin 
Scruggs — Robert Scruggs — and Sally Scruggs, also the 
profits of my land I bought of Jacob Winfree and 
Isaac Winfree, during her widowhood 
Item. — I give to my Mother Ann Scruggs, ten pounds 
per year during her life, and one feather bed and fur- 
niture. 

Item. — I give to my daughter Jemimah Frazer one 
negro boy named Harry, one feather bed and furni- 
ture which she is now in possession of. 
Item. — I give to my daughter Kesiah Scruggs one 
negro boy Billy, one feather bed and furniture and one 
hundred pounds current money. 

Item. — I give to my daughter Theah Scruggs one negro 
boy named Frank, one feather bed and furniture, and 
one hundred pounds current money. 
Item. — I give two hundred acres land I purchased 
of Hughe's Executors to my sons Dick Scruggs and 
John Lumkin Scruggs to be equally divided when my 
son Dick Scruggss arive to the age of twenty-one years. 
Item. — I give to my son Jesse Scruggs all the land 
on the South side of !Muddy Creek of the land I pur- 
chased of Jacob Winfree and Isaac Winfree. 
Item. — I give to my son Robert Scruggs all the land 
on the Xorth side of Muddy Creek of the land I pur- 
chased of Jacob Winfree and Isaac Winfree. 
Item, — I give the residue of my estate not mentioned 
to be equally divided among my seven children, Nancy 
Scruggs — Dick Scruggs — Molly Scruggs — Jesse 
Scruggs — John Lumkin Scruggs — Robert Scruggs — 
and Sally Scruggs, and it is my desire my wife Tabitha 

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Scruggs shall keep my estate except legacies, during 
her widowhood or until my son Dick Scruggs shall 
come to the age of twenty one years, to raise my seven 
children before named, and give them sufficient school- 
ing out of the profits of the estate. It is my desire if 
my wife Tabitha Scruggs should fail schooling my 
children that my Executors hereafter named shall 
take the estate and give them schooling out of the 
profits, and if my Executors shall see fit to sell any 
part of my stock, beding chairs or household furniture 
to do it at their descretion. 

And lastly I nominate and appoint my wife Tabitha 
Scruggs Executrix and Frederick Hatcher and Simon 
Gentry Executors of this my last will and testament 
who is hereby desired to pay and discharge all my just 
debts and I hereby revoke and make void all other 
wills. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand and affixed my seal this twenty first day of Aug. 
one thousand seven hundred and eighty. 

ROBERT SCRUGGS. L. S. 

Test 

Neil Thompson 

John Holt '■ - 

Creed Hoskins. 

At a Courtiield for Cumberland County Sept. 24, 1781. 

This last will and testament of Robert Scruggs de- 
ceased was exhibited in Court by Tabitha Scruggs Ex- 

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ecutrix and Simon Gentry one of the Executors therein 
named and proved by Neil Thompson and John Holt 
two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded 
and on the motion of the said Executrix and Executors 
who made oath according to law, certificate is granted 
them for obtaining a probat thereof in due form, they 
having with William Clark, Jesse Thomas, Joseph Cal- 
loud, and William Costelo Hill, their securities, en- 
tered into bond according to law and liberty is reserved 
to the other Executor to join in probat. 

Teste, 

G. CARRINGTON, clerk. 



I Jesse Scruggs of Cumberland County do make 
my last will and testament in manner following. 

I give and devise to my loving wife during her 
natural life the whole of my Estate viz: beds and fur- 
niture, hosehold moveable kitchen utencels also 
twenty five pounds current money of Virginia in John 
Mays hands for one year's overseeing in the year of 
one thousand seven hundred and seventy three, which 
I leave unto my loving wife Rebeccah Scruggs and 
fourteen pounds nineteen shillings all which I bequeath 
to my said wife after my debts are paid, also twenty 
four shillings and four pence in George Watwoods 
hands which I give and bequeath to my wife Rebeccah 
Scruggs and lastly of all I appoint my loving wife Re- 
beccah Scruggs Executrix and loving Father Robert 
Scruggs, Executor of my last will and testament. Wit- 

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ness my hand and Seal this twenty ninth day of De- 
cember one thousand seven hundred and seventy four. 

JESSE SCRUGGS. (L. S.) 

Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence of 
Tabbith Scruggs, her X mark 
Simon Hughes ^ 

John Fuppen. 



At a Court held for Cumberland County the 2rth 
July 1775, this last will and testament of Jesse Scruggs 
desceased, exhibited in Court and the same being 
proved by Simon Hughes and John Flippen two of the 
witnesses thereto was ordered to be recorded and 
Robert Scruggs one of the Executors therein named 
having by a writing from under his hand refused to 
take upon himself the burthen and execution thereof 
on motion of Henry Garrot who hath intermarried 
with Rebeccah Scruggs late widow of the said Jesse 
and Executrix in the said will named and who made 
oath according to law Certificate was granted him for 
obtaining letters of administration of the said testa- 
tors estate with the said will annexed giving security 
whereupon he with Samuel Taylor his Security en- 
tered into law according to law. 

Teste, 

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In the name of God Amen. I Theaah Scrugs being 
in my proper sense tho' weak in body do make this 
my last will and testament. 

Item. It is my will and desire that my brother-in- 
law William Frasher may have my bed &. 

I constitute and appoint William Frasher and Wil- 
liam Cunningham Executors and my Sister Ceriah 
Scrugs Executrix. Witness my hand this 17th day of 
May 1784. 

THEAAH SCRUGS. X her mark. 

Test, 

John Holt. 
Philip Holt. 
Elizabeth Cunningham 
Susannah Parker. 

At a Court held for Cumberland County 25th Oct. 
1784 this last will and testament of Theaah Scrugs 
deed, was proved by John Holt and Philip Holt two of 
the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. 

, Test, 

. GEORGE CARRINGTON, JR. Clk. 



In the name of God Amen. I Henr\' Scruggs of 
the County of Cumberland and Parish of Littleton, 
being sick and weak in body but of perfect sound mind 
and mem.ory &. 

I give unto my beloved wife Ann during her nat- 
ural life or widowhood the land whereon I now live 

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with all my slaves except, Sam, Harry, Mary, and 
Betty &. 

I give and bequeth unto my son Littleberry Scruggs 
the land whereon I now live after his Alothers death &. 

I give unto my grand children Leseurs, Harry and 
Mary to them with their increase, their heirs and as- 
signes forever under the care of their Father Peter 
Leseur &. also I give unto my grand daughter Lucy 
Porter Scruggs, a negro girl named Bett, with half 
her increase if any and the other half to her brother 
William Scruggs them and to their heirs forever &. 

Divided among my four children, Littleberry, Sally 
Phebe, and Tabitha and also appoint my son Littleberry 
Scruggs and George Baskerv'ille whole and sole Ex- 
ecutors of this my last will and Testament &. 

Signed, Sealed and pronounced and declared by the 
said Henry Scruggs to be his last Will and Testament 
in the presence of ' • ' 

HENRY SCRUGGS. X his Mark. 

The name Harry and Bett interlined before As- 
signed Admitted it is my desire that my grand daughter 
Lucy Porter Scruggs have a good feather bed out of 
my household furniture. 

Ann Seay 

Fleming Cayce 

Sephia Goldtng, X her mark. 

Will dated April lo, 1793, probated in the County 
Court of Cumberland County, March 24, 1794. 

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In the name of God Amen. I Littleberry Scruggs 
of Cumberland County &. . 

Items. 

I lend my well beloved wife Frances during her 
natural life &. 

To my son William I give and bequeath &. 

At my decease I will and bequeath to my son Ben- 
jamin Elliot the following &. 

I give and beqiiath to my son Henry &. 

I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Eliza- 
beth Edwards &. 

I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sally 
Granger &. 

After my decease I lend in the hands of my Execu- 
tors for the use of my son Thomas &. be equally divided 
among my son Henry and my daughters Elizabeth and 
Sally, and they and each of the others shall pay to my 
grandson Littleberry Palmore the sum of one hundred 
dollars &. 

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my Friends 
Colonel Maurice Langhorn and my son Benjamin 
Elliot Scruggs the Executors of this my last will and 
testament. LITTLEBERRY SCRUGGS (Seal) 

Signed and Sealed this eighteenth day of December 
in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and twenty 
two. 

In the presence of 

James Aiken 

Benjamin F. Sims. 

At a Court held for Cumberland County the 24th 
day of November 1823 this will was probated. 

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In the name of God amen, I Edward Scruggs of the 
County of Cumberland being in a low state of health 
but of sound mind and memory do hereby make and 
constitute this my last will and testament in the manner 
and form following, that is to say. 
1st. I will that all my just debts be paid after my death. 
2nd. I will and desire that after all my just debts are 
paid that my wife Alartha Scruggs should and keep the 
balance of my estate together during her natural life. 
3rd. I will and desire that my son Elijah Scruggs shall 
take care of my wife Martha Scruggs during her life, 
and the balance after her support in the necessaries of 
life that the balance of crops of whatever kind after 
her necessary support as before said that Elijah 
Scruggs my son shall be entitled to it. 
4th. I further will and desire that after the death of 
my wife Martha Scruggs that all my property of what- 
soever kind it may be shall belong to my son Elijah 
Scruggs and to his heirs forever. 

5th. It is my will and desire that my son Elijah Scruggs 
shall be executor of this my last will and testament 
hereby revoking all others will or wills whatever. 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this eight day of August one thousand eight hun- 
dred and twenty two. 

his 
EDWARD X SCRUGGS (Seal) 
mark 



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Signed, sealed and deld. 
in the presence of 

E. Beter ^ . 

his 

JaS. X OSLIN 

mark -^ 

Willis Sanderson 
Elizabeth B. Sanderson 

At a Superior Court of Law continued and held for 
Cumberland County the 3rd day of December 1823. 

This last will and testament of Edward Scruggs 
deed, was presented in Court and proved by the oaths 
of James Oslin and Willis Sanderson two witnesses 
thereto, ordered that the same be recorded. On the 
motion of Elijah Scruggs Exer. in said will named 
who with Willis Sanderson his surety entered into and 
acknowledged their bond for the purpose in the pen- 
alty of Five Hundred dollars conditioned according to 
law and took the oath required by law, Certificate for 
obtaining a probate thereof in due form is granted him. 

Teste, 
WILLIAM POWELL, D. C. 



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EARLY COLONIAL LAND 
GRANTS IN VIRGINIA 



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Land Patents 

From an early date the immigration of a person to 
Virginia, gave a title to fifty acres of land. The immi- 
gration was proved by oath before a county court, 
which issued a certificate of the fact. On the presenta- 
tion of this certificate to the Secretary of the Colony 
an order for a survey was granted, which was followed 
by the granting of a Patent. All Patents were signed 
by the Governor, as representative of the Crown, and 
in this way were the "Grants from the Crown." 

The fifty acres rights were known as "Head- 
rights" and of course in the case of slaves and in- 
dentured servants, their grants belonged to their 
Masters, but were always transferable, and often 
passed through several hands before land was located 
in virtue of them. 

Though not always the case it may be accepted as 
a general rule that the first appearance of a person as 
a "Patentee" or "Headright" gives the approximate 
date of his arrival in Virginia. The Patents state the 
locality of the land, the name, and often the social 
condition, parentage and other relationship of the 
"Patentee." — Richmond (Va.) Critic. 

Book 4, page 602. 

To All 4c. Whereas &C. Now know yee that I 
the said Sir William Berkeley Knight, Governor &c. 
Give and grant unto George Gilbert and RICHARD 
SCRUDG one thousand acres of land lying in James 
City County on the north side of the Swair.p of 
Chickahominy River bounding as followeth Viz : BE- 

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GINNING at a corner tree in the east southeast line of )' 
a FORMER dividend belonging to said RICHARD \ 
SCRUDG and Charles Woodington running north 
northeast 400 poles to the land of Capt. Richard Barn- 
house, thence east southeast 320 poles towards West- 
over, parallel with the first line 500 poles to the land 
of Mr. Francis Barnhouse, thence west northwest 320 
poles and northeast ico poles to the place it began. 

The said land being due unto the said George Gil- 
bert and RICHARD SCRUDG by and for the trans- 
portation of twenty persons Sec. To have and to hold 
&c. To be held &c. Yielding and paying &c. Provided 
&c. Dated the 3rd of June 1663. 

Book 5, page 230. 

To ALL &c. Whereas &c. Now know yee that I the 
said Sir William Berkeley Knight, Governor &c Give 
and grant unto George Morris and RICHARD 
SCRUDG seven hundred and forty acres of land in 
James City County upon the branches of Chickahominy 
Swamp bounding as followeth Viz BEGINNING at 
a corner tree in the line of Gooch and Pullam below 
the dwelling house or quarter of Mr. Mitchell & run- 
ning along the land of Mr. Trancis Burnell north 
west north to the land of Edward Price, thence taking 
his north northeast line to a corner hickory in the line 
of RICHARD SCRUDG aforesaid, and along his line 
of trees to a corner hickory by a branch extending 
northerly thence down Towyent swamp east by north 
& east by south half a point southerly to the corner 
tree of RICHARD SCRUDG aforesaid and along his 

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line north northeast including northerly to a corner 
tree in that line east northerly to two small comer 
oaks, thence south westerly crossing Towyent swamp 
and branches thereof to Mr. Michells line and along 
his line to the place where it first began, bounded on all 
sides. The said land being due per transportation of 
fifteen persons &c. To have and to hold Sac. To be 
held &c. Yielding & paying &c. Provided &c. Dated 
the sixteenth day of April one thousand six hundred 
and sixty three. 

Book 5, page 237. 

To ALL &c. Whereas &.c. Now know yee that I 
the said Sir William Berkeley Knight, Governor iScc. 
Give and grant unto Thomas ^vlichaell seven hundred 
and forty acres of land lying in James City County 
& upon the branches of Chickahominy Swamp bound- 
ing as followeth, Viz: BEGIXXIXG at a comer tree 
in the line of Gooch and Pullam below the dwelling 
house or quarter of the said Michell and running 
along the land of Mr. Francis Burnell north west by 
north to the land of Edmond Price, then taking his 
north northeast line to a comer hickory by a branch 
extending northerly thence down Towyent swamp 
east by north and east by south half a point, southerly 
to the corner tree of RICHARD SCRUDG aforesaid 
and along his line north northeast including northerly 
to a corner tree in that line east northerly to two 
small corner oaks thence south westerly crossing 
Ho want Swamp and branches thereof to the said 
Michaells line and along his line to the place where 

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it first began. Bounded on all sides. The said 
land being formerly granted to George Morris and 
RICHARD SCRUDG by Patent Dated the sixteenth 
of April one thousand six hundred and sixty three 
and by them assigned to the said Michaell To have & 
to hold &c. To be held &c. Yielding and paying &c. 
Provided &c. Dated the twenty third of June one 
thousand six hundred and sixty four. 

Book 6, page 230. 

To ALL &c. Whereas &c. Now know yee that I 
the said Sir William Berkeley Knight, Governor &:. 
Give and grant unto RICHARD SCRUGG foure hun- 
dred acres of land lying in New Kent County on the 
West side of a branch of Chickahominy River called 
Towinck beginning at a fork of ye said branch at a 
comer hickory running from thence West N. W. 310 
poles by the land of Edrod Price & Mr. Mitchell to a 
white oak corner from thence No'ly by the land of 
Tho. Morley E. 210 poles to a gum in an other branch 
of the said Towinck from thence E. S. E. 310 poles to 
an other marked gum being a corner tree of Jno. Coxes 
his land thence so'ly 60 poles to a Spanish oake neare 
the head of a small branch thence down said branch 
to the mayne branch and down the mayne branch to 
the fork where it first began three hundred acres pt. 
thereof being pt. of a patt. of one thousand acres taken 
up in the year 1662 by the said SCRUG and Geo Gil- 
bert* and one hundred acres and residue is pt. of a 



*On page 155 is the deed for this patt. of land and note 
the spelling of the name SCRUDG.— E. S. D. 

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patt. for looo acres taken up by the said SCRUGG & 
Charles Wooding^on. To have and to hold &c. Yield- 
ing &c. Paying &c. Provided Sec. Dated the 23, of 
August 1669. 

Book 30, page 54. 

GEORGE the Second by the Grace of God, of 
Great Britain, Ireland and France, King Defender of 
the Faith &c. To all to whom these presents shall 
come 'greeting, know yee that for divers good causes 
and considerations, but more especially for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of FORTY SHILLINGS of 
good and lawful money paid to our Receiver General 
of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of 
Virginia WE HAVE given, granted, and confirm.ed 
and by these presents for us our heirs and successors 
Do give grant and confirm unto WILLIAM SCRUGS 
one certain tract or parcel of land containing four 
hundred acres lying and being in the County of Al- 
bemarle on the south side of the Fluvanna River on 
Stonewall Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit. 

BEGINNING at a pine and running thence cross- 
ing the creek North eighty three degrees east one hun- 
dred and eighty poles to a white oak north twenty nine 
degrees east three hundred and sixty four poles to 
pointers north eighty one degrees west nineteen poles 
to a pine north eighty five degrees west nineteen poles 
to a pine north seventy six degrees west one hundred 
and thirty poles crossing the creek to a white oak 
south eighteen degrees west four hundred and twenty 

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poles to the beginning. With all woods underwoods 
swamps marches low grounds meadows feeding, and 
his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well 
discovered as not discovered within the bounds afore- 
said and being part of the said quantity of four hun- 
dred acres of land and the rivers waters and water 
courses therein contained together with the privileges 
of hunting, hawking, fishing, fowling and all other 
profits, commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to 
the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise 
appertaining. To have, hold, possess, and enjoy the 
said tract or parcel of land and all other the before 
granted premises and every part thereof with their 
and every of their appurtenances unto the said WIL- 
LIAM SCRUGS AND TO HIS HEIRS AND 
ASSIGNS forever to the only use and behoolf of him 
the said WILLIAM SCRUGS his heirs and assigns 
forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of 
our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent 
in free and common soccage and not in Capite or by 
Knights service Yielding and Paying unto us our heirs 
and successors forever fifty acres of land and so pro- 
portionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty 
acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon 
the feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel and also cul- 
tivating and improving three acres part of every fifty 
of the tract above mentioned within three years after 
the date of these presents Provided always that if three 
years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in 
arrears or unpaid or if the said WILLIAM SCRUGS 

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his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three 
next coming after the date of these presents cultivate 
and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract 
above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall 
cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall 
and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and succes- 
sors to grant the same lands and premises with the 
appurtenances unto such other person or persons as v,-e 
our heirs and successors shall see fit. In witness where- 
of we have caused these our Letters Patent to be 
made witness our trusty and beloved Thomas Lee 
Esquire President of our Council and Commander in 
Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williams- 
burg under the seal of our said Colony the first day of 
June one thousand seven hundred and fifty, in the 
twenty third year of our Reign. 

THOMAS LEE P. 
Book 30, page 52. 

GEORGE the second by the Grace of God, of Great 
Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the 
Faith &c. To all to whom these presents shall come 
greeting, know yee that for divers good causes and con- 
siderations but more especially for and in considera- 
tion of the sum of twenty shillings of good and lawful 
money for our use to our Receiver General of our 
Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. 
We have given granted and confirmed and by these 
presents for us our heirs and successors Do give grant 
and confirm unto WILLIAM SCRUGS one certain 

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tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres 
of land lying and being in the County of Albemarle on 
the Cat-tail Branch of the Wreck Island Creek and 
bounded as followeth, to wit. 

BEGINNING at a poplar in the said branch and 
running thence new lines south sixty degrees west 
three hundred and nine poles to a corner stone north 
sixty degrees west one hundred and twelve poles to a 
red oak north sixty degrees east three hundred and 
nine poles to pointers and south sixty degrees east 
one hundred and twelve poles to the beginning. With 
all &c. To have hold &c. To be held &c. Yielding 
and Paying &c. Provided &c. In witness &c. Wit- 
ness our trusty and welbeloved Thomas Lee Esquire 
President of our Council and Commander in Chief of 
our said Colony and Dominion of Virginia at Williams- 
burg under the seal of our said Colony the first day of 
June one thousand seven hundred and fifty. In the 
twenty third year of our Reign. 

THOMAS LEE. 

Book 32, page 651. 

GEORGE the second &c. To all &c. Whereas by 
one patent under the great Seal of this our Colony and 
Dominion of Virginia bearing date the fifteenth day 
of December one thousand seven hundred and fourty 
nine there was granted unto Gideon Man one certain 
tract or parcel of land containing two hunclreJ and 
thirty acres lying and then being in the County of 

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Goochland and now in the County of Cumberland 
at the head of Muddy Creek and bounded as follow- 
eth, to wit : 

BEGINNING at pointers a corner of William 
Tabors and running thence to John Robinson north 
two hundred and twenty three poles to pointers, 
thence on William Bradley west one hundred and 
forty two poles to pointers thence on William Alay 
the same course continued twenty four poles to pointers 
south two hundred and twenty three poles to pointers 
and thence on William Tabor east one hundred and 
sixty six poles to the first station Which said tract or 
parcel of land was granted on condition of paying our 
quit-rents and cultivating and improving as in the said 
patent expressed. And whereas DRURY SCRUGGS 
in whom the right and title of the said land is since 
become vested hath faileth to make such cultivation 
'and improvement RICHARD SCRUGGS hath made 
humble suit to our Lieutenant Governor & Commander 
in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion and hath 
obtained grant for the said THEREFORE know yee 
that for divers good causes and considerations but 
more especially for and in consideration of the sum of 
twenty-five shillings of good and lawful money of our 
use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in 
this our said Colony & Dominion We have given 
granted and confirmed by these presents for us our 
heirs and successors do give grant and conhrm unto the 
said RICHARD SCRUGGS and to his heirs and as- 

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signs forever all the said tract or parcel of land and 
every' part and parcel thereof With all &c. To have 
hold Sec. To be held &c. Yielding and Paying &c. 
Provided &c. In witness &c. Witness our trusty and 
Welbeloved Robert Dinwiddie Esqr. our Lieut. Gov- 
ernor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and 
Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said 
Colony the twenty first day of November M. D. C. C. 
L. V. In the twenty ninth year of our Reign. 

ROBERT DINWIDDIE. 
Book sz, page 189. 

GEORGE the Second &c. To all &c. Know yee 
that for divers good causes and considerations but 
more especially for and in consideration of the sum of 
FORTY SHILLINGS of good and lawful money for 
our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues 
in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have 
given granted and confirmed and by these presents for 
us our heirs and successors Do give grant and confirm 
unto HENRY SCRUGGS one certain tract or parcel 
of land containing four hundred acres lying and being 
in the County of Amelia on the south side of Appo- 
mattox River and bounded as followeth, to wit : 

BEGINNING at a black walnut on the River just 
above the mouth of a branch thence south west sixty 
poles to a faced corner thence south six degrees east 
three hundred and eighty poles to a faced corner thence 
v/est sixty four poles to a faced corner thence north 

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eight degrees west twenty four poles to a corner red 
oak on the River thence up the River as it meanders 
to the beginning. With all &c. To have held &c. 
Yielding and Paying &c. Provided &c. In witness &c. 
Witness our trusty and Welbeloved Robert Dinwiddle 
Esquire our Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief 
of our sai 1 Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg 
under the seal of our said Colony the sixteenth day of 
August one thousand seven hundred and fifty six. In 
the thirtieth year of our Reign, 

ROBERT DINWIDDIE. 
Book 34, page 719. 

GEORGE the Second &c. To all &c. Know yee 
that for divers good causes and considerations but 
more especially for and in consideration of the sum of 
FORTY SHILLINGS of good and lawful money for 
our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues 
in this our Colony arrd Dominion of Virginia We have 
given granted and confirmed and by these presents for 
us our heirs and successors Do give grant and confirm 
unto JAMES SCRUGG one certain tract or parcel of 
land containing four hundred acres lying and being in 
the County of Albemarle on both sides of Slate River 
and boundeth as followeth to wit : 

BEGINNING at a black gum near a branch thence 
north one hundred and thirty poles to a white oak 
saplin thence north fifty two degrees east three hun- 
dred and four poles crossing two branches to a pine 
thence south thirty tv.o degrees east thirty four poles 

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to a white oak thence south fifteen degrees east sixty 
six poles to pointers on Slate River thence down the 
River to a white oak thence south twenty degrees west 
thirty eight poles to a pine thence south seventy de- 
grees west two hundred and eighteen poles crossing a 
branch to pointers thence north fifty five degrees west 
sixty six poles along John Allen's line and crossing 
Slate River to the beginning. With all &c. To have 
hold &c. To be held &c. Yielding and Paying &c. 
Provided &c. In witness &c. Witness our trusty and 
Welbeloved Francis Fauquier Esqs. our Lieut. Gov- 
ernor & Commander in Chief of our said Colony and 
Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said 
Colony the lo, Sept. 1760. In the thirty fourth year of 
our Reign. 

FRAN. FAUQUIER. 



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1. Register cf St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia. 

2. Records of Patents under Regal Government, at 

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3. William & xMary's College Quarterly, Vols. V, 

VII, VIII IX, X, XII. Index XX, XVII. 

4. Henning's Statutes at Large, Vols. VII, VIII. 

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5. Virginia Colonial Militia, by Crozier, page 67. 

6. Gleanings of Virginia History, by Boogher, page 

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7. Virginia Historical Collections, Vol. VI, page 160. 

8. Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Vols. 

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9. Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vols. VII, 

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10. The Goode Family, by Goode. 

11. History of Kentucky, by Collins, Vol. II. Index. 

12. Virginia Census of 1782-85. 

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14. County Court Records of Bedford and Cumber- 

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15. The Euford Family in America, by Marcus Buford 

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21. Historical Collections of the Joseph Habersham 

Chapter of D. A. R., Vols. I, H. Index. 

22. History of Davidson County, Tennessee, page 483. 

23. South Carolina Census, 1790. 

24. North Carolina Census, 1790. 

25. Historical Collections of Georgia, by White. 

26. Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg, Vir- 

ginia. 

27. Early Settlers of Alabama, by Saunders. 

28. The Adjutant General's Office, War Department, 

Washington, D. C. 

29. The Pension Bureau, Washington, D, C. 

30. Randolph County, West Virginia, by H. Maxwell. 

31. Cleveland Family, by E. J. and H. G, Cleveland. 

32. Sharpless Family, by G. Cope. Index. 

33. Stephens Family, by E. S. Clark. Index. 

34. History of the Anthony Lindsay Family. 

35. Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United 

States, Vol. VI, page 660, by John Brown. 

36. Gen. Quarterly Magazine, Vol. X, page 164. 

2,7. The North Carolina Colonial Records. Index, 
Vols. IX, XVII. 

38. An Old "Family Record" and other Bible Entries. 

39. Notes from private correspondence. 

40. Revolutionary Records, Virginia State Library, 

Richmond Virginia. 

41. Early Virginia Emigrants, by George Cobell Greer. 



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BRISCO— BRISCOE 

Arms — Arg. three greyhounds courant in pale sa. 
Crest — A greyhound in pursuit of a hare. 
Motto — Alter Altero. 

PHILIP BRISCOE of St. Mary's and Charles Coun- 
ties, Maryland, was born about 1648-50. Was 
Commissioner for St. Mary's County October 16, 
1694. Chosen Vestryman for King and Queen 
Parish St. Mary's County, 1696. Gentleman Jus- 
tice of Charles County July loth, 1696-8. Com- 
missioner of the Peace 1696-8. Appointed Cor- 
oner of Charles County 1696. Member for 
Charles County 1696. Colonel in State Militia, 
Colonial, Annapolis Records. Married Susannah 
Swann, daughter of Colonel Samuel Swann. Will 
on file Land Commissioner's office Annapolis, 
Maryland, as follows, dated Charles County, April 
25th, 1724 (See Liber W. D. No. i, folio 339) 
mentions: 

Wife: 

Susanna. 

Sons : 
John (sole executor), heir to "Morris Venture." 
Edward, tract called "Kitchen and III acres, 

part of "Loves Enjoyment." 
Philip, "the tract given me by Father Swann. 

part of Eagleto 80 acres." 
James, "200 acres of Loves Enjoyment." 

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Daughters : 

Sarah Howard. 

Susannah Compton. 

Judith Ashtom. 

Ann Wood. 
Grandson : 

Leonard, son of deceased George Briscoe. 

Will of Susanna Brisco, wife of the above 
Philip Briscoe, on file at Land Commissioner's 
office, Annapolis, Maryland (see Liber D.D., No. 
I, folio 212) ; mentions: dated February 5th, 1739, 
pro, July 24th, 1740: 

Sons: 

James ) , • \ 

V,, ... > Jomt executors. 
Phihp ( -^ 

Grandchildren, children of my deceased son, John 

Briscoe : 

Samuel Williamson Briscoe. 

Philip Briscoe. 

James Briscoe. - ■ 1 

: John Briscoe. 

■ Hezekiah Briscoe. 

Martha Wilson. ' 

Elizabeth Briscoe. 

Daughter : 

Ann Wood. 

Granddaughter : 

Mary Wood, daughter of my daughter, Ann 

Wood. 

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Grandsons : 

William Howard. 

John Davis. 

Briscoe Davis. 

George Davis. 
Granddaughters : . . 

Sarah Parker. 

Mary Howard. 

Susanna Whitely, and other dear Susanna 
Compton's children. 
Grandson : Robert Briscoe, son of my son Edward 

Briscoe, deceased. i • 

Grandson : Leonard Briscoe. 
Grandchildren : children of my daughter, Judith 

Brook. . • . .,, 

Granddaughter : Rebecca Briscoe. 
Grandsons : Williamson Briscoe and Henry 

Smoot. 
Brother: Samuel Swann. 
Witnesses : John Briscoe, Junr. John Briscoe 

(minor) and Philip Briscoe (minor). 

PHILIP BRISCOE, son of Philip Briscoe by his wife, 
Susanna Swann, was born in St. Mary's County, 
Maryland, about 1698. Was appointed executor 
of his mother's will, 1740, Charles County. Mar- 
ried Susanna Williamson, daughter of Ralph Wil- 
liamson by his wife Ann Tarleton. Ralph Wil- 
liamson was "Master" of the ship "Charity" of 
Liverpool, in the "Potomac District," May 26th, 
1697, William Dent, Naval officer. Issue: 

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1. Mary, who married Jonathan Swann. 

2. John, who married in Trinity Parish 

Charles County, November 27, 1746, Ann 
Wood. 

3. James Sotheron, of St. Mary's County, ap- 

pointed Church Warden of All Faith's 
Church, in that County, 1770-74. Mar- 
ried Mary Herbert. Will dated St. Mary's 

■ County, April 4th, 1774, pro. October 12th, 

1774 (See St. Mary's Register of Wills, 
Liber T.A., No. i, folio 677). Mentions 
Wife Mary; "My beloved brother John, 

I my God-son Ralph Briscoe, my brother 

Natham, and my sister Mary, wife of Jona- 
than Swann, and a tract of land known as 
"The Barber Tract," etc. 

4. Natham. 

Trinity Parish in Charles County was created from 
All Faith's and King and Queen's Parish in 1744, and 
comprised that part of these two Parishes that was 
lying in Charles County. The Vestry was not created 
until 1750. 

RALPH BRISCOE, son of John Bnscoe by his wife 
Ann (Wood) Briscoe, was born in Trinity Parish, 
Charles County, Maryland, November 24th, 1747. 
Was a soldier in the American Revolution, 1776. 
Moved to Frederick County, Maryland, where he 
located prior to 1790. Name appears in the First 
Census of the U. S. for Maryland, 1790, Fred- 

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erick County. He married three times, first, Ann 
Mackal. He married, secondly, March 8th, 1792, 
Sarah Trammel, the widow of Lindsay Dela- 
shmutt, and the daughter of John Trammel of 
"Trammels." Name of the third wife not known, 
and no issue by the third wife. Children by the 
first wife, Ann Mackal Briscoe: 

1. Mary Herbert, married June 29th, 1786. 

Jeremiah Tarleton of Carrolls' ^vlanor, by 
whom she had issue, Ralph Briscoe Tarle- 
ton, born Hagerstown, Maryland, 1789; 
Ann, born 1792, died 1823; Alfred, born 
1794, died 1858; Emily, born 1798; John, 
born August 25th, 1800, died 1882, was an 
M.D.; Catherine, born 1802; Meredith, 
bom 1804; Llewellyn Pitt, born 1814; 
Amanda B., born 1816. 

2. John, married July ist, 1795, Jane Dela- 

schmutt, daughter of Lindsay and Sarah 
Trammel Delaschmutt, by whom he had 
: issue, Ralph Delashmutt, born Frederick 

County, Maryland, August 23rd, 1797; An- 
drew of Mo., member of State Legislature ; 
and other, names unknown. 

3. Ann, called "Nancy," married 

Davenport. 

4. Dorcas. 

5. James Mackal, born November 15th, 1779. 

in Frederick, Maryland. 

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Children by the second wife, Sarah Trammel 
Delashmutt Briscoe: 

(i.) Truman, born November 8th, 1794, bapt. 
February 12th, 1795, in Frederick, Mary- 
land. 

(2.) William, died before twenty years of age. 

(3.) Artimesia, married Thomas Higdon. 

(4.) Lindsay, born Frederick, Maryland, Feb- 
ruary 2ist, 1798, married in Scott County, 
Kentucky, July 29th, 1819, Eliza D. Du- 
Vall, by whom he had issue : Maria Jane, 
born 1820; Mareen DuVall, born 1822; 
Ralph Trammel, born 1824; William Ed- 
ward, born 1826; ]Martha Malvina, born 
1829; James Lindsay, born 1833 ; John Ar- 
ington, born 1835 ; Mary Eliza, born 1838, 
married Richard Scott, and Sarah Marcia. 

Ralph Briscoe moved from Maryland to Kentucky 
about 181 2, and later to ^Missouri, where he died 
1835. at the advanced age of eighty-eight years. 

JAMES MACKAL BRISCOE, son of Ralph Briscoe 
by his first wife Ann Mackal, was born in Fred- 
erick, Maryland. November 15th, 1779. Married 
in Frederick, Maryland, May 7th, 1801, Mary 
Bruner, born January 19th, 1783, daughter of 
John Bruner by his wife Susanna Delaughter 
(married October 9, 1779). He procured a li- 
cense in 1800 which was not used, and the mar- 
riage in 1 80 1 was an elopement. He moved with 

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his father's family to Georgetown, Scott County, 
Kentucky, and settled on "Dry Run," between 
Georgetown and Lexington, where he owned six 
hundred acres and many slaves. He had issue : 

1. Catherine, born June 27th, 1802, married 

Benjamin Emerson and had children, Me- 
lissa, Martha, and James Ash. 

2. Dorcas, born March nth, 1804, died young. 

3. Jane, called "Nettie," born June 15th, 1806, 

unmarried. 

4. John B., born March 23rd, 1808, died 1814. 

5. Melissa, born June 9th, 18 10, married Jo- 

seph Nelson and had children: Mary, Su- 
sanna, Pauline, Dorcas, and James. 

6. Susanna Bnmer Delaughter, bom February 

I2th, 1812, married Lewis Ramsburgh, of 
Frederick, Maryland, and had children: 
Jane, Mary, and Charlotte. 

7. Ann Mackal, called "Nancy," born July i8th, 

1814, Scott County, Kentucky, married, 
there Gross Scruggs, September 21st, 1832, 
son of William Scruggs, of Bedford Coun- 
ty, Virginia, by whom she had three sons, 
WiUiam Buford, died young; Edv/ard 
Herndon, died without issue, and the eld- 
est son, James Briscoe Scruggs, a Major 
in the Civil War, married ]Mary Isabel 
Dial, daughter of Garlingtcn Coker Dial 
of South Carolina, by whom he had two 

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children, Gross Scruggs and Ethel Hast- 
ings Scruggs. 

8. James Washington, born December /th, 1816, 

married Margaret Long. 

9. Mary Ann, born April ist. 1819, married Jo- 

seph Edward Herndon of Virginia. 

10. William, born August 15th, 182 1, died in 

infancy. 

11. Andrew Jackson, called "Jack," born May 

24th, 1823, married Elizabeth Snell. 

12. Lucy Bruner, born November 14th, 1825, 

married twice; first, Frank P. Gaines, by 
whom she had one child, a son, Briscoe 
Gaines. She married, secondly, Thomas 
Bates Wallace, of Lexington, Missouri, 

I and had three children : Nettie Briscoe, 

born October 17th, 1857, married the dis- 
tinguished author John Harvey Williams, 
no children ; Thomas Bates, Jr., born No- 
vember 25th, 1859, married Elizabeth Dar- 
nell, issue Hugh Campbell, Darnell, and 
Elizabeth Kinkaid. Hugh Campbell, born 
February loth, 1863, married Mildred, 
daughter of Melville Fuller, Chief Justice 
of U. S., children, Mildred Fuller, died 

.' young; Thomas Bates, HI, died in child- 

hood, and Melville Weston Fuller, born 
May 5th, 1895. 



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REFERENCES : 

1. Maryland Archives, Vols. XX, XXII, XXIII, 

Index. 

2. Colonial Families of the United States, by Mac- 

kenzie, Vol. III. Index. 

3. Tarleton Family, by C. W. Tarleton, 1900. 

4. Records of Trinity Parish, Charles County, on 

file at the Maryland Hist. Soc, Baltimore, Md. 

5. Briscoe Family Bible. 

6. History of Western ^Maryland, by Scharf. Index. 

7. Records of Frederick County Court. 



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DYALL— DIAL 

Arms — Arg. on a chief gu. three crosses pattee 
fitchee of the field. 

Crest — An armed ann holding a banner charged 
with a cross pattee as in the Arms (Burke's General 
Armory ) . 

The Dyall family emigrated from Warwickshire. 
England, to Pennsylvania in company with the Hast- 
ings and Abercrombie families ; later they moved to 
North Carolina and finally settled in Laurens Dist., 
South Carolina. 

The town "Dial," in Cumberland County, North 
Carolina, was named in honor of this family. 

THOMAS DYALL sold 540 a. land lying at Ahotsky 
power of attorney to acknowledge sale to Leonard 
Langston 100 a. land September 20, 1715. Test., 
William Whitfield, John Core, and John Dawson. 
These abstracts of conveyances include all deeds 
for Bertie and Hertford Counties, North Caro- 
lina to 1 7 12, etc. (See North Carolina History 
and Gen. Reg., Vol. i, p. 289). 

THOMAS DYALL sold 640 a. land lying at Ahotsky 
to John Gotten. (See North Carolina Colonial 
Record, Vol. H, p. 330.) 

HENRY ARTHUR DYALL was a member of the' 
North CaroHna State Militia in Colonial times and 
was killed in an Indian skirmish. He married 
Isabella Hastings, by whom he had issue : 

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1. Hastings, born November 8th, 1732. 

2. James, sensed in Revolution, North CaroHna ; 

paid, 1784. 

3. Isaac. 

4. Isabella. 

5. Albert. 

6. John. 

7. Martin, married Cr>'stal Abercrombie, the 

daughter of James Abercrombie, and sister 
of Rebecca Abercrombie, who married 
Hastings. Dial. 

Mrs. Isabella Dyall is mentioned in the will of 
Thomas Ryan, Esq., of Bertie, North Carolina, 
Januar}' 27, 1753. After the death of her husband, 
Isabella Hastings Dyall went from North to 
South Carolina with most of her children and 
settled in Laurens District. She had a brother 
John Hastings, who became one of the wealthy 
men of Pennsylvania. 

The bricks of which the Dial home in South 
Carolina was built, were brought from England 
and are in use at the present day by descendants. 
The room occupied by Isabella Hastings, the wife 
of Henry Arthur Dial, was kept intact for many 
years after her death and has been visited by mem- 
bers of the family from time to time, on account 
of the many objects of interest, especially a huge 
punch bowl engraved with the Dyall and Hastings 
coat of arms. 

Cal. Delaware Wills, p. 48 : 

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Peter Hastings, Mill Creek, Hundred, April 
20, 1748; proved December 15, 1750 (G. 440); 
son John ; granddaughter Patience Shannon ; eld- 
est son Peter; daughter Isabel and her two chil- 
dren ; daughter Jane ; daughter ]Mar>' ; daughter 
Grace; son Isaac; executors, John Hastings (son) 
and Captain William McCrea. 

HASTINGS DIAL, son of Henry Arthur Dyall, by his 
wife Isabella Hastings, served in the War of 1776 
on the side of the English. He married Rebecca 
Abercrombie, born Feb. 4th, 1739, the daughter 
of James Abercrombie, Attorney-General of 
South Carolina (1732) by whom he had issue: 

1. Hastings, Jr., born 1769, died 1850. 

2. Isabella, married, first, Abraham Madden ; 

second, John Woodie. 

3. James, born June 26, 1770, in North Caro- 

lina. 

4. Isaac Malcolm, born Februar)' 19, 1772. 

5. Henry Arthur, died young. 

6. Mary, married Mabry Madden. 

7. Rebecca, married James Johnson. 

ISAAC MALCOLM DIAL, son of Hastings Dial, by 
his wife Rebecca Abercrombie, was born in South 
Carolina, February 19, 1772. He was a man of 
quick, impatient temper, of indomitable will, a 
brilliant mind and wealthy for his time. He mar- 

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ried twice; firstly in 1801, Nancy Amanda Coker, 
born March 24, 1784, Laurens District, South 
Carolina, sister of Garlington and James Coker. 
by whom he had issue: 

1. Rebecca, born March, 1802, died young. 

2. Hastings, born December 5, 1804, married 

Mar}- Hill. 

3. James Laurens, born October 4, 1806, mar- 

ried twice ; firstly, Maria Louise Madden ; 
secondly, Annie Olds Netherlands, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Benjamin Netherland and his 
; wife, Marietta Rebecca Olds. 

4. Isaac Malcolm, born October 14, 1808, mar- 

ried Jane _ 

5. Garlington Coker, born April 20, 18 10. 

6. Henry Arthur, born May 30, 1812, died of 

yellow fever in Charlestown. 

7. Mary, born April 25, 1814, m.arried twice; 

first, William Henderson, and second, John 
Hall. 

8. Benjamin Franklin, born February 5, 1816, 

married twice; first, Barbara Howerton, 
and second, Amanda Fitzallen Anderson. 

9. Harriett, born October 8, 1818, married Alice 

Coleman. 
10. William Harrison, born April 18, 1820, mar- 
ried Katherine Adair, the daughter of Gov- 
ernor Adair, of iVlabama, and the widow 
of Mr. Cook. 

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11. Nancy Amanda, born February i8, 1822, 

married William Davenport. 

12. Martha Caroline, born May 6, 1824, married 

Samuel Adams Kirby. 

13. Isabella P., born July 28, 1826, married 

Joseph Davenport, M. D., the brother of 
William Davenport, who married her sis- 
ter, Nancy Amanda Dial. 

Isaac Malcolm Dial married for his second wife, 
Mary Coker, sister to his first wife, by whom he 
had issue : 

(i.) Drury, born 1829. 

(2,) Louisa, born 1830, married, first, 

Nelson, second, _ Hunter. 

GARLINGTON COKER DIAL, son of Isaac Mal- 
colm Dial, by his first wife Nancy Coker, was 
bom in South Carolina April 20, 18 10. He left 
home v/hen a young man and went to Alabama, 
thence to Texas, about 1844. He bought up nu- 
merous old Spanish land grants in Texas, where, 
enthused with the spirit of the pioneer, he organ- 
ized, in Harrison County, a militia company to 
fight the Indians in and around Austin, of which 
company he was elected captain and saw much ser- 
vice, often joining forces with Captain Cook and 
his men. He was also much concerned in the war 
between the 'Regulators' and 'Moderators.' In 
1848 he married in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, 
Pamelia Scogen, born 1818, the daughter of John 

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Scogen,* by his wife Mary Lang Mosley, and 
brought her back to his Texas home at Marshall. 
Garlington Coker Dial was a man highly esteemed 
for his rigid integrity, keen justice and unques- 
tioned honesty. He was a consistent "Old School" 
Presbyterian and his home reflected his splendid 
personality and high ideals. He died at the be- 
ginning of the Civil War, and his wife some eleven 
years later. He had issue: 

1. Mary Isabella Hastings, married in Robert- 

son County, Texas, James Briscoe Scruggs, 
of Scott County, Kentucky. 

2. Martha Caroline, married John Sims Carr- 

ington, M. D., of Virginia., by whom she 
had issue one child, Paulme. 

3. Anna Margaret Greer, married in Texas, 

William Hearne of Hearne, Texas, by 
whom she had issue Lorenzo, William 
Leonard, and Idalea. 

4. Robert Garlington, married Mary Earnshaw- 

Blanche of Louisiana, by whom he had 
issue, Robert, William Hastings, and 
Martha Earnshaw. 



* John Scogen, son of Captain John Scogen by his wife Miss 
Waggoner, was bom in Edgefield District, South Caro- 
lina, December 20th, 1770. He married twice ; firstly, 

by whom he had three sons and two 

daughters. He married, secondly, in iidgeficld District, 
Mary Lang, widow of Mason Mosely, born September 
5th, 1775, in South Carolina, by whom he had issue Tal- 

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leferrio Lang; Albert; L. Gresham ; Benjamin Tillman; 
Pamelia and Martha. John Scogen moved from South 
Carolina to Connecuh County. Alabama, near the town 
of Evergreen, thence to Mississippi, and finally settled 
at Bethany, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, where both he 
and his wife are buried. He died September 27th, 1841, 
and his wife, Mary, died March 31st, 1839. 

REFERENCES : 

1. South Carolina Census, 1790. 

2. Colonial Records. North Carolina, Vol. XVII., 

p. 205. 

3. North Carolina Historical & Genealogical Reg- 

ister, Vol. I., p. 3,763. 

4. The James Dial Family Bible. 



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DUNKLYN— DUNKLIN 

In the reign of King John the name was spelled 
D-U-N-C-L-E-N-T and was later changed to the pres- 
ent spelling. The following brief sketch shows the old 
form and the later change. 

THE MANOR OF DUNCLENT. 

DUNCLENT, or Dunclent Park, is situated partly 
in the Parish of Stone, and partly in the Parish of 
Kidderminster. In the Conqueror's time it was the 
land of St. Guthlac, and held by Nigellus (see Domes- 
day, Tax. IX). There were in demesne one carucate, 
two bordares and two herdsmen, and there might have 
been five carucates more. It was worth 25s. but was 
only worth los. at the time of the sur\'ey. Odo had 
formerly held it of St. Guthlas. It afterwards became 
the property of the Beauchamps, and was held of them 
by the D-U-N-C-L-E-N-T-S. a family who took their 
name from this place so early as 12 John (see Red Book 
of the Exchequer).* 

EDMUND DE DUNCLENT (see Record of the 
Tower 9 Edward II) presented to the Parsonage of 
Churchill, March 16, 163 1, and 7 Henry VI, the heir 
of Amicia Dunclent held the lands in Dunclent which 
formerly belonged to Stephen de Bosco. and which the 
said Amicia had held. 



♦There were no surnames in England until the time of the 
Conqueror, who established the custom ^yhen he had 
Doomsday Book compiled, and some families took their 
name from the location of their dwelling, or from their 
occupations. 

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DUNCLENT (see Records of the Exchequer) 
afterwards came to the Barons of Abergavenny. Mr. 
John Aloore, ancestor of the Foliots of Pirton, some- 
time held it. It then passed to Mr. Erode, and is now 
the property of Lord Foley. In Dunclent is a parcel 
of land called "Monksurlong," which formerly be- 
longed to the Abbot of Bordesley, and at the suppres- 
sion of that house 36 Henry VIII, was given by the 
King to John Maynard, who conveyed it to Mr. 
Edward Brode. 

Aubrey, in his survey of Surrey, says: "I 
cannot help taking particular notice of an estate at 
D-U-N-K-L-Y-N in WORCESTERSHIRE, pur- 
chased by jMr. Foley, at about 3CK) pounds per ann. 
which was sandy ground covered with heathand im- 
proved to about 600 pounds per ann. by letting the 
waters over it." (see Nash's History of Worcester- 
shire, Vol. II, pp. 386, 387.) 

DUNCLENT OF DUNCLENT 

Arms — On a bend cottised three escollops. 

These arms are on a seal appended to a charter, 
dated 42 Edv/ard III, whereby John de Dunclent grants 
to John, son of Edmund de Dunclent, a rent of 6s., is- 
suing out of Churchill Mill, which Clement de 
Dunclent, his father, had of a gift of John Melford, 
formerly Lord of Churchill juxta Kidderminster (see 
Heldry of Worcestershire, by Sydney Grazebrook, Vol. 
I, p. iSo; also Nash's History of Worcestershire, Vol. 
I, p. 190). 

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THE DUNKLIN FAMILY 

OF SOUTH CAROLINA 

L— JOSEPH DUNKLIN sailed from London to 
Charleston, South Carolina. On the same ship 
was Jean Wathin* of Wales. Soon after leav- 
ing port they became acquainted, and were mar- 
ried shortly after the arrival of the boat at 
Charleston. They settled at Four Hole Swamp, 
St. Mathew's Parish, near Bonneau, Berkley Dis- 
trict, where they are both buried. Jean Wathin 
was considered a very beautiful woman of her 
day, and it was doubtless that same beauty that 
first attracted the gallant Joseph Dunklin. He was 
appointed on January i6, 1777, Inquiror and Col- 
lector of St. Matthew's Parish, including Orange- 
burg Township, for the purpose of raising and 
collecting taxes. Joseph Dunklin died soon after 
the close of the Revolutionary War, and his wife 
two years later. The old Dunklin "burying- 
ground" is near Four Hole Swamp, above 
Charleston. Joseph Dunklin had issue by his 
wife Jean: 

1. Joseph. 

2. John. 

3. Ann (called "Nancy"), married twice; first. 

William Shipp, who died February 5, 1788, 
his will is on file in Greenville Court House. 



♦This name is found spelled Worthyn, Worthin, Wathin. 

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South Carolina. She married for her sec- 
ond husband, Nat Sullivan. 

4. James. 

5. Mary, born February 17. 1772, married De- 

cember 19, 1787, Hewlett Sullivan, son of 
Charles Sullivan and his wife Mary, the 
widow Johnson of Goochland and Char- 
lotte Counties, Virginia. Hewlett Sullivan 
was a magistrate in Greenville County, 
South Carolina, and represented the Green- 
ville District in the State Legislature and 
Senate. He was the first advocate of the 
free school system in South Carolina. He 
died July 11, 1830, and his wife Mary, June 
12, 1850. They had issue eight sons and 
four daughters. 

6. Elizabeth. 

7. William, born May 17, 1781, Orangeburg 

Township. 

The children of Joseph and Jean Dunklin 
moved, in 1785, up the country, and settled in a 
locality on Reedy River, afterwards named in 
their honor, and known as DUNKLIN TOWN- 
SHIP and DUNKLIN BRIDGE, Greenville 
County, South Carolina. 

WILL OF JOSEPH DUNKLIN, ESQ. 

In the name of God, Amen ; I Joseph Dunklin, of 
St. Mattew's Parish, South Carolina, Berkley Coimry. 
Charles Tov/n District, Planter; being through the 

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abundant mercy and goodness of God, tho' weak in 
body yet of sound and perfect understanding and 
memory, do constitute this my last will and testament, 
and desire it may be received by all as such ; 

First ; I most humbly bequeath my Soul to God my 
maker, beseeching His most gracious acceptance of it 
through the all sufficient merits and mediation of my 
most compassionate Redeemer, Jesus Christ, who gave 
Himself to be an atonement for my sins, and is able to 
save to the uttermost, all that come unto God by Him, 
seeing He now liveth to make intercession for them, 
and who I trust will not reject me, a returning and 
penitent sinner, when I come to Him for mercy; in 
this hope and confidence I render up my Soul with 
comfort, humbly beseeching the most Blessed and 
Glorious Trinity, our God, most Holy, most Merciful 
and Gracious to prepare me for the time of my disso- 
lution, and then take me to Himself, into that Peace 
and Rest and Incomparable Fecility, which He has 
prepared for all them that love and fear His Holy 
Name Amen ; Blessed be God. 

I give my body to the earth from whence it was 
taken, in full assurance of its resurrection from 
thence, at the last day. As for my burial I desire it 
may be decent without pomp or state, at the descretion 
of my dear wife and my executors (my dear Wife be- 
ing one of my Executors hereafter named) who I 
doubt not will manage it with all requisite prudence. 

As to my wordly estate, I will and positively order 
that all my just debts be paid. 

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First ; I give and order it to be so, that all my lands 
be equally divided between my well beloved sons, and 
as to my dear wife; she is to have full possession of 
the said lands, and not to be interrupted by any person 
during her life. 

As to the rest of my movable estate, it is to be 
equally divided amongst my family, that is, my dear 
Wife and Children (after my debts are paid out of 
the said movable estate) as they come of age; It is my 
desire that they shall have their part out of the said 
estate, and it is my desire that the said estate be 
equally divided, after the recording hereof or as soon 
as it possibly can after the Blessed Lord shall receive 
my breath Who gave it. 

And I do constitute and appoint my dear Wife, 
Jean Dunklin, and Joseph Dunklin, Executors of this 
my last will and testament, and Trustees for m.y Chil- 
dren, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand 
and Seal, the seventh day of May, in the year of our 
Lord, one thousand and seven hundred and seventy six. 

JOSEPH DUNKLLW L. S. 

Sealed in the presence of, 

Benjamin (his X mark) Johnson. 
Rebecca Johnson. 
William Millard. 

Proved before Charles Lining Esquire O. C. F. D. 
February 12th, 1784. At the same time qualified 
Joseph Dunklin Executor. 

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There are documents on file in Columbia, South 
Carolina, as follows : 

This is to certify that as Commissary General of 
Purchases for the State of South Carolina, I, have 
purchased of JOSEPH DUNKLIN three bushels of 
corn, for the use of the Southern Army commanded by 
the Hon. Alaj. Gen. Green, at the prices fixed by re- 
solve of the Continental Congress dated February 25, 
1780. Ans. received this second day of February 
1782. 

Thomas Wade. 

10/6. C. G. P. South Carolina. 

Received December 31, 1785, full satisfaction for 
the inclosed amont. to ten shillings and sixpense. N. B. 
Order filed in No. 78, R. 
Endorsed JOSEPH DUNKLIN Charles Sullivan 

For three bushels of Indian corn supplied the 
Southern Army, commanded by Gen. Green in Febru- 
ary, 1782, at 3/6 per bushel. Amt. Sterling 10/6. N. B. 
not attested. Exd. J. M. C. No. 745, Lib. Y. 

I.-i— JOSEPH DUNKLIN, son of Joseph Dunklin 
by his wife Jean Wathin, was born in South 
CaroUna about 1758, married Sarah Sullivan. They 
lived in Greenville District until 1806, when Joseph 
Dunklin went to Caldwell County, Kentucky, and 
purchased land there preparatory to making a 
home. He returned to South Carolina for his 
wife and children, was taken ill, died and \vas 
buried in the Old Homestead burying-ground. 

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His widow and the unmarried children later went 
on to Kentucky as he intended, and took posses- 
sion of the home he had bought, near the City of 
Fredonia. Sarah Dunklin married in Kentucky, 
Micajah Sweeney. Joseph Dunklin ser\^ed in the 
Revolutionary War under Generals Francis 
Marion and Horry. He had issue by his wife, 
Sarah: ^ . 

1. Mary Hewlett, married March 6, 1805, David 

W. Gregory, in Greenville, by whom she 
had issue four sons and nine daughters. 
They moved to Chambers County, Ala- 
bama where she died November 16, 1840, 
and is buried in a little graveyard between 
Fredonia and Lafayette. 

2. Joseph. 

3. Jane Caroline, married Isaac Hicks. They 

moved to Washington County, Missouri, 
in 1828-30, and had issue two sons and three 
daughters : Robert, Joseph, Becky, Sally 
and Kate. 

4. Daniel, born 1790. , 

5. Stephen Tomplot. 

I.-2— JOHN DUNKLIN, son of Joseph Dunklin by 
his wife Jean Wathin, married Polly Bowman. 
The Bowman family lived on Reedy River in the 
fork of Laurens County, now known as John 
Smith's or Nismonger's Mill. Bishop Asbury on 
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the widow Bowman, the mother of Polly, and in 
all his travels through this countr>% he made this 
place his home. They moved to Kentucky, later 
settling in Washington County, Missouri, where 
he farmed for fifteen years ; they then moved to 
New Madrid County, 2^Iissouri, where they both 
died. John Dunklin served in the Revolutionary 
War under Generals Francis Marion and Horry, 
with his brother Joseph. He had issue by his 
wife Polly : 

1. William, married Susan Cole. 

2. JefTerson. 

3. Madison. 

4. Nancy, married David Imboden and moved 
to Northern Louisiana. 

L-4— JAMES DUNKLIN, son of Joseph Dunklin by 
his wife Jean Wathin, was a verj' popular man in 
his day; he was a Magistrate and Member of the 
State Legislature of South Carolina, and lived at 
the Old Red House in Laurens County, so called 
because it was the first red house in the State. He 
later moved to Greenville, Alabama. He married 
four times, first, Elizabeth Boiling, the daughter 
of Samuel Boiling, who lived above Dunklins 
Bridge in Laurens County, by whom he had issue: 

1. John. 

2. Joseph. 

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3. Abbie, born 1797, died 1957, married Hillory 

Herbert, M. D. (born 1788, died 1856) of 
Newberry County, South Carolina. They 
moved to Butler County, Alabama. They 
had issue two sons and five daughters : 
George, James, Elizabeth, Lucinda, Martha 
Fannie and Cornelia. 

4. Nancy Ann, married George B. Herbert, 

M.D., of Newberry County. This mar- 
riage was the first to be celebrated in 
Butler County, Alabama, and was con- 
ferred February, 1819. 

5. Lucinda, married Ennis McDaniel, by whom 

she had issue two children. 
James Dunklin married for his second wife, 
Mrs. Martha, called Margery, Law, by whom he 
. had issue: 

(i.) William A. Turner. 
(2,) James Law. 

(3.) Caroline, married S. A. McMeans, Treas- 
urer of the State of California. 

James Dunklin married for his third wife an 
Irby, by whom he had issue one child, a son : 
(la.) Irby. 

James Dunklin married for his fourth wife a 
widow in Alabama. Catherine Gafiford, who sur- 
vived him and by whom he had issue one child, 
a son : 

(lb.) Daniel. 

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When James Dunklin left South Carolina he 
went to Alabama and settled at a place which he 
named Greenville (in Butler County) for the old 
home county in South Carolina. 

I._7_\VILLIAM DUNKLIN, son of Joseph Dunklin 
by his wife Jean Wathin, was born in Orangeburg 
Township, South Carolina, May 17, 1781. He 
married in 1799, Anne Hendricks Hamilton, the 
daughter of Thomas Hamilton (son of David 
Hamilton by his wife Margaret Carlisle of Bel- 
fast, Ireland, who had emigrated to America in 
1762, bringing their four-year-old son Thomas, 
who had been born in Ireland April 9. 1758, and 
who died August 1844), by his wife Temperance 
Arnold, in South Carolina. They moved to Ala- 
bama in 1819 and settled first in Butler County 
and later removed to Lowndes County near Col- 
lorine Hill, where they both died, he in 1828 and 
his wife in 1869. Both are hurried in Wathin 
Cemetery, ten miles south of Benton, Alabama. 
They had issue : 

1. Hanse Hamilton, born July 28, 1801. 

2. John Hendricks, born September 28, 1803, 

died July 18, 1824, of fever; buried in But- 
ler County, Alabama. 

3. James Washington, born September 5, 1805. 

4. Temperance Martin, born December 9, 1807, 

married William B. Haralson, September 
13, 1827. 

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5. William i\Ianson, born January 30, 1810. 

6. Thomas Wathin, bom April 2, 181 2. 

7. Jane Caroline, born February 9, 1814, mar- 

ried January 27, 1829, Hugh Patrick Caf- 
fey, by whom she had issue: Thomas 
Dunklin, born May 23, 183 1 ; died Novem- 
ber 10, 1904, single; Hugh William,* bom 
February 20, 1833; Hooper Patrick, bora 
March 26, 1837, died September 13, 1863, 
married Maria Rast; Mary Ann, born 
January 23, 1840, married William Wathin 
Dunklin, and Irene Caroline, born October 
29, 1845, <^ied July 14, 1900, married John 
Ashprst Caffey. 

8. Margaret Ann, born January' 11, 1816, died 

1817. 



*HUGH WILLIAM CAFFEY (born February 20, 1833) 
married first Jerusha May Rives January 2, 1856, at Col- 
lirene, Lowndes County, Alabama. Children: Caroline 
May (Caffey) Dudley,' Lela May (Caffey) Catts, Hugh 
Thomas Caffey. Hugh William Caffey married secondly 
Alabama Gordon on October 25, 1865, at Gordonsville. 
Lowndes Co., Alabama. Children : William Hooper Caf- 
fey, Francis Gordon Caffey who graduated from Harvard 
1891-92 after preparation at Howard College, Marion, 
Ala. Served as assistant in American History and in 
forensica at Harvard. Admitted to the bar in Alabama 
1894; removed to Xevv York 1902; served in Spanish- 
American war as Lieut.-Col. of 3rci Alabama Vol. Inf. 
Appointed in IQ13 Solicitor of the Department of Agri- 
culture, Washington. D. C. ; Evelyn (Caffey) Buford. 
David Hamilton Caffey, (born Sept. 2;^, 1874; died July 
18, 1875) ; Guy Hamilton Caft'ey. 

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9. Ann Elizabeth, born January 13, 1818, mar- 
ried first, John A. Pierce, May 24, 1836; 
second, Daniel Rast. 
10. Mary Greenville, born October 4, 1820, died 
1823. 

I._i.2_JOSEPH DUNKLIN, son of Joseph Dunklin 
by his wife Sarah Sullivan, married Sarah Perkins 
in South Carolina. They moved to Mississippi, 
where he died in 1834. His widow then moved to 
near Lake Providence, Louisiana, where she lived 
many years, then went to Texas. His daughter 
Kate married Simon P. Johnson and lived in 
Texas. 

L-i -4— DANIEL DUNKLIN, son of Joseph Dunklin 
by his wife Sarah Sullivan, was born in Green- 
ville, South Carolina, 1790. He went to Kentucky 
with his mother in 1806-7, ^^*^ later to Missouri in 
1810. He was among the first settlers in Missouri, 
who obtained Spanish Land Grants in and about 
the Village of Mine-a-Rreton. He was elected 
Lieutenant-Governor of the State of Missouri in 
1828-32, later becoming one of the Pioneer Gov- 
ernors of the State, from which position he re- 
signed and was appointed United States Surveyor 
General, 1832-36. The County of DUNKLIN, 
Missouri, was named in his honor ; it was or- 
gani7:ed February 14, 1845, '^^^ occupies a narrow 
strip of country lying between the counties of New 
Madrid and the Penicost and St. Francis River, is 

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about nfty miles long and four hundred and fifty 
square miles in area. It is the greatest cotton 
growing county in the state, producing annually 
from eight to ten thousand bales, as much as all 
the other counties of ^Missouri combined. He mar- 
ried Emily W. Haley of Mercer County. He 
died in Jefferson County, Missouri, August 25, 
1844 at the age of fifty-four years and his wife 
died nine years later. They had issue : 

1. Mary W., bom at Beverly, Missouri, March 

26, 1816, married Franklin Cannon (born 
March 28, 1794, at Greensboro, North 
Carolina) Lieutenant-Governor of Mis- 
souri 1832-36. 

2. Emily, married Mcllwaine, no issue. 

3. James L. 

4. Sarah. 

5. Eliza. 

6. Jane Caroline, married Boarman, no issue. 

I.-1-5— STEPHEN TOMPLOT DUNKLIN, son of 
Joseph Dunklin by his wife Sarah Sullivan, moved 
from Kentucky to Missouri in 18 16. He married 
Rachel E. McGuire of Pennsylvania, who died in 
1869, and by whom he had issue: 

1. John P. 

2. Eliza L., married December 28, 1843, William 

E. McCready (born 1818 in Washington 
County, Missouri). 

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3. Belle. 

4. Joseph. 

5. Fannie, married first, Dr. Tate, and for her 

second husband, Major Clark. They lived 

in Cape Gerardeau County, Missouri, he 

being in charge of the Revenue Department 

of Virginia, North Carolina and South 

Carolina. 

Stephen Tomplot Dunklin married a second 

time, in his old age, a young woman who survived 

him only a few months, no issue. He died in 

Jefferson County, Missouri, March, 1789. 

1.-2-2— JEFFERSON DUNKLIN, son of John 
Dunklin by his wife Polly Bowman, has an estate 
in Missouri. He and two of his children, Molly 
and Wathin, are still living. 

I.-2-3_MADISON DUNKLIN, the twin brother of 
Jefferson Dunklin, and son of John Dunklin by 
his wife Polly Bowman, died single. 

I..4-i_jOHN DUNKLIN, son of James Dunklin by 
his wife Elizabeth Boiling, married Rachel Black- 
burn, by whom he had issue a large family, some 
of whom live at Harmony Hill, Rusk County, 
Texas. 

1. Joseph. 

2. Dock. 

3. Thomas. 

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4. James Hillory. 

5. Nord. 

6. Caroline. 

7. Lucinda. 

I..4-2— JOSEPH DUNKLIN, son of James Dunklin, 
by his wife Elizabeth Boiling, was born in Green- 
ville District, South Carolina, August 22, 1804. He 
married Mary C. Judge and settled in Greenville, 
Butler County, Alabama, where he was in the 
drug business. He was Treasurer of Butler Co. 
1854 to 1 86 1. He was as regular as the town 
clock, went to his store at a certain time every 
morning, never varied a minute, took dinner 
promptly at twelve o'clock, had his six smokes 
every day, no more, no less, for thirty years. He 
was still living at the age of seventy-nine and had 
three children : 

1. James H., was Major of the Thirty-third 

Alabama in the Civil War, and at his death 
in Greenville was State Senator, 1876; died 
1877. 

2. Elmira J., married Judge J. F. Johnson, 

member of the United States Congress, and 
living in Greenville or Haynesville. 

3. Abigail E., married Captain Holden Wade, 

and lives in Montgomery, Alabama. 

I.-4-( I )— WILLIAM A. TURNER DUNKLIN, son 
of James Dunklin, by his second wife Martha 

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Law, was born in South Carolina. He married 
Mary Herbert Cook, the daughter of Philip Cook, 
by his wife Ellen Hampton Herbert, the aunt of 
Hillory A. Herbert, Secretary of the Navy under 
President Cleveland. He was engaged in the 
lumber business and lived in Greenville, Alabama, 
later moving to Texas. She died soon after the 
War and he lived to be sixty-three at Douglas- 
ville, Texas. They had issue : 

1. James, died February, 1882; married Annie 

; issue one child. 

2. Margery. 

3. Ella. 

4. Herbert C, lives in Cass County, Texas. 

5. George Hillory, lives in Cass County, Texas. 

6. Irby. 

I.-4-(2)— JAiMES LAW DUNKLL\, son of James 
Dunklin by his second wife, Martha Law, married 
in 1883 — __ , by whom he had sev- 
eral children, all living near Greenville, Alabama. 
He was Treasurer of Butler Co., 1846-51-80-85. 

L-4-(ia)— IRBY DUNKLIN, M. D., son of James 
Dunklin by his third wife, married Harriet F. 
Montgomery of Spartenburg County, South Caro- 
lina. They located at Laurens Court House, South 
Carolina. He was a prominent physician of that 
place. He died in 1881 at Laurens Court House. 
never having left the old State. He married late 

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in life, after the close of the Civil War, and had 
issue : 

1. Mar}' M. 

2. James W. 

I._4-(ib)_DANIEL G. DUNKLIN, son of James 
Dunklin by his fourth wife Catherine or Charlotte 
Gafford, married twice, first, Susan Burnett, by 
whom he had ten children, all of whom died before 
reaching the age of twenty years but one son. He 
married for his second wife Hannah Patton, They 
settled in Butler County, Alabama, from which 
county he was a Member of the Legislature 1882, 
House of Representatives, and a prominent and 
prosperous merchant, being one of the wealthiest 
men of that County. He was a member of the 
Alabama Historical Society. He had one child 
by his second wife. 

I..7_i_HANSE HAMILTON DUNKLIN, son of 
William Dunklin by his wife Anne Hendricks 
Hamilton, was born in South Carolina July 28, 
1801, married March 11, 1824, Ann Hendricks 
Arnold, the daughter of Thomas Arnold. He 
moved to Alabama, settling on Mulberry Creek in 
Dallas County, where he died May 17, 1846. They 
had issue: 

1. John Thomas, a professor in Auburn College. 

2. William Arnold, a lawyer in Eelma, Alabama, 

married twice, first, Pnidilla Hartsfield of 

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Lebannon, Tennessee, and for his second 
wife, Jennie Thompson, of Georgia. He 
was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, Vir- 
ginia. 

3. James, died in the Army. 

4. Tyler, married ...._ „„ _ Henry. 

5. Helen Albertine, married Texas James Sul- 

livan. 

I._7-3_jAMES WASHINGTON DUNKLIN, son of 
William Dunklin by his wife Anne Hendricks 
Hamilton, was born in South Carolina, September 
5, 1805, married April 6, 1832, Rebecca Ann Clay- 
ton in Lexington, Kentucky, where he received his 
medical education. They settled at Colloraine Hill 
in Lowndes County, Alabama, where he became a 
noted physician of that place. They had issue : 

1. Edward Clayton, an eminent physician, mar- 

ried Mary A. Hardy, by whom he had issue 
a son and a daughter. 

2. Mary E., married H. F. Paicley, M. D., no 

issue. 

3. William Herbert, killed at Chancellorsville, 

Virginia. 

4. Frances Temperance. 

5. Virgil James. 

6. Florence Estelle, married W. H. Pierce. 

7. Rebecca, died 1S83. 

8. Charles Polk, married twice, first, Angeline 

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Rives, for his second wife he married Alice 
Hardy. 
James Washington Dunklin died in 1871 at the 
age of seventy years, on CoUoraine Hill, Alabama. 

I..7_5_WILLIAM ALANSON DUNKLIN, son of 
William Dunklin by his wife Anne Hendricks 
Hamilton, was bom in South Carolina January 30, 
1810, He moved from there to CoUoraine Hill, 
Lowndes County, Alabama, with his father's 
family in 1819-20. From Alabama he went to 
Aberdeen, Mississippi, 1857, and from thence to 
McLennan County, Texas, just prior to the Civil 
War. He was a man highly respected throughout 
the State of Texas for his keen sense of honor, 
justice and great moral as well as physical cour- 
age. He was a physician of prominence, with 
dignified and courteous manners. He founded the 
cotton firm of W. A. Dunklin and Co. of Gal- 
veston, Texas, of which firm he was the senior 
member. He married twice, first Mary Eliza 
Rogers, the daughter of Timothy Rogers and his 
wife Mary (called "Polly") Miles (daughter of 
John Miles and "Polly" Deane*) by v/hom he had 
issue : 

1. Anna Mary, died single in Aberdeen, Missis- 

sippi. 

2. Francis Marion. 

3. Timothy Lincoln, killed at the Second Battle 

of Manassas, or Bull Run, 1862. He was 
buried on the battlefield and a monument 

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to his memory was erected there by his 
father. 
4. William Wathin, bom January 9, 1843. 



William Alanson Dunklin married for his sec- 
ond wife in 1866, x\nn Gibson, the widow Cline. 
and daughter of Colonel Gibson of Port Gibson, 
Mississippi, by whom he had no issue. He died 
May 31, 1888, in Galveston, Texas. 



*LEA BIBLE 



Bought January 29, 1790 

GEORGE LEA, born January 16, 1739; died January 15, 

1825: age 8G years. ,. , „ 

LUCY TOLBERT. his wife, bom July 26, 1739; died Sep- 



tember 20, 1813. 




Children 


Bom 


Frank (dau.) 


Dec 2. 1761 


Sarah 


April 10, 1764 


Rhoda 


May 22, 1766 


Ransom 


Mch. 10, 1763 


Eunicy 


Feb. 9, 1771 


Temple 


Nov. 9, 1773 


Judy 


Mch. 21, 1775 


Letty 


Oct 3. 1778 


Green 


April 16, 1781 



Married 



Black 

Wm. Miles 
Cathey 
Xath'l Deane 
Nancy Moffit 



Peggy 



RHODA LEA married \VILLL\M MILES who died July 
27, 1836, age 72 years, Lowndes County, Alabama. 



Children 

Nancy 



Bom 
Oct 12, 1790 



Married 

\Vm. Hearne, in 
Jasper Co., Ga. 



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RANSOM LEA married CATHEY 
Children Bom 



Married 



Harriet 

Lewis 

Hiram 



Dec. 11, 1792 

Oct. 24, 1794 

Oct. 6, 1796 



EUNICY LEA married NATHANIEL DEANE. 



Children 

Thomas 

Burkit 

George 

Polly 

Betsy 

Bob 



Bom 

Sept. 16, 1790 
Feb. 5, 1794 
Jan. 15, 1797 
Feb. 22, 1800 
Oct. 12, 1304 

July 11 or 10 



Married 



John Miles 



Married 



TEMPLE LEA married NANCY MOFFIT. 

Children Bom 

Nettie Tom Powers 

Verilla Mart Royston 

Maggie Sam Houston 

POLLY DEANE. married JOHN MILES, brother to Wm. 
Miles. 

Children Bom Married 

John 

Quilla 

*Polly 

Hannah Lea, born Nov. 14, 1801. 

Thomas Lea, born Feb. 6, 1799. 

Salley Deane, daughter of Nathaniel Oliver Deane, born Aug. 

2r, A. D. 1707. 
Samuel Bikings Lea, son of John B and Lucy Lea, was born 

Jan. 31, 1802. 
Columbus Lea, son of Green and Peggy Lea, was born May 

25, 1811. 



Timothy Rogers 



I..7_6_THOMAS WATHTX DUNKLIX. son of 
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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

Hamilton, was born in South Carolina April 2, 
1812. He settled at Colloraine Hill, Lowndes 
County, Alabama, and died there June 9, 1878. He 
married Martha Crumpton July 16, 1840, by whom 
he had issue: 

1. William John, married Claudia Rives. 

2. Mary Greenville, married Paul J. Rast. 

3. Emma Caroline, married J. \V. Rast. 

4. EHzabeth Wathin, married F. J. Hardy. 

5. Anna Jerusha. 

6. Martha Amelia, married Herbert Dudley 

7. Frank Hamilton. 

I.-I_4-3_JAMES L. DUNKLIN, son of Daniel Dunk- 
lin by his wife Emily Haley, was born in Washing- 
ton County, Missouri. He married Cassandra 
Anderson of Tennessee. They settled at Pevley, 
Missouri, where they had issue : 

1. Mary Albertine, married, in 1867, Captain 

Charles B. Tilden. 

2. Emily. 

3. Alice. 

4. Daniel, a physician, born in Missouri, 185 1, 

married there Ella Hunn, the daughter of 
Alexander and Sarah L. Daniels Hunn, by 
whom he had issue, Ella, Lucille, and 
Stella T. 

5. Linn. 

6. Alfonso, lives in Memphis, Tennessee. 

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7. Charles. 

8. James, Jr. 

I..i_5_i_jOHN P. DUNKLIN, son of Stephen 
Tomplot Dunklin by his wife Rachel McGuire, is 
engraving clerk of the House of Representatives 
of Missouri (1882). 

I..i-5.4_jOSEPH DUNKLIN, son of Stephen 
Tomplot Dunklin by his wife Rachel McGuire, 
moved and settled in Texas. 

I._4.i.4_jAMES HILLORY DUNKLIN, son of 
John Dunklin by his wife Rachel Blackburn, mar- 
ried Cynthia Brabham, by whom he had issue six 
sons and two daughters. 

1. John Turner, served in Confederate Army 

in Alabama. 

2. George Thomas. 

3. Joseph, shot by a negro guard on Ship 

Island during the Civil War. 

4. Sarah Lavinia. 

5. Rachel Elizabeth. 

6. Nealy (a son). 

7. Marion Fletcher (a son). 

8. Reuben Jefferson. 

I..4.(i).6— IRBY DUNKLIN, son of William A. 
Turner Dunklin by his wife Mary Cook, was 
bom in Greenville, Alabama, September 11, 1857; 

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graduated in the State University of Georgia, at 
Athens, Georgia, July, 1881 ; studied law and was 
admitted to the bar in Fort Worth, Texas, Au- 
gust, 1882; elected Judge of the District Court 
of the 48th Judicial District of Texas in Fort 
Worth, November, 1896- 1900- 1904. In 1908 he 
was elected to the office of Associate Justice of 
the Court of Civil Appeals of the 2nd Supreme 
Judicial District of Texas, and re-elected in 1912. 
He married Lillie Arnold, the daughter of Wilton 
Jackson Arnold by his wife Edna Ann Beall, and 
grand-daughter of Wm. Arnold. 

I..7_5-2_FRANCIS AfARION DUNKLIN, son of 
William Alanson Dunklin by his wife ]!\Iary Eliza 
Rogers, moved with his father's family to McLen- 
nan County, Texas. He served in the Commissary 
Department in the Civil W^ar. He was a member 
of the firm of W. A. Dunklin and Co., at Galves- 
ton, Texas, and a successful planter. He was a 
very popular man. being a clever and amusing ra- 
conteur and having a keen sense of humor. He 
married three times ; first, Laura Wilcox, by 
whom he had no issue; he married for his second 
wife Icephoena Hearne, the daughter of Ebenezer 
Heame and his wife Minerva Walker, by whom he 
had issue : 

(i.) Ann Harrison, married Clarence Mc- 
Queen, by whom she had issue, Frances, 
Winifred, Katherine, Minerva, and Clar- 
ence, Jr. 

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(2.) Hearne Phoena, born October 10, 1875; 
married December 30, 1896, Georgia S. 
Wood, by whom he had issue two sons, 
Hearne Poena, Jr., and Francis Marion. 

Francis Marion DunkHn married for his third 
wife, Eliza Gamp, by whom he had issue two 
daughters, both of whom died young. He died in 
Waco, Texas, September 27, 1891. 

I._7.5-4_\VILLIAM WATHIN DUNKLIN, son of 
William Alanson Dunklin by his wife, Mary Eliza 
Rogers, was born January 9, 1843, died in McLen- 
nan Gounty, Texas, January 25, 1888. He enlisted 
when seventeen years old, in the famous Hood's 
Texas Brigade, where he rose to the rank of 
sergeant in Gompany E, Fourth Texas Regiment, 
fighting to the close of the war, and surrendering 
with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. He 
was attended throughout the war by his faithful 
slave and body servant. Primus, who claimed some 
credit for his master's safe return. Manv 
stories are told by his fellow companions, of his 
grit and steady pluck. Judge John West, of Waco, 
who was in the same Gompany, says of him in a 
letter : 

"He was as jolly and jocund as a boy at a picnic. 
Even when death seemed to stare us in the face, 
he never faltered nor flinched. I was with him 
day and night in many hard marches, and two 
great battles, Gettysburg and Ghickamauga, and 
no finer soldier ever carried a musket. I saw him 

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on the march from Chattanooga to Knoxville with 
his feet wrapped in rags (when the brigade could 
be trailed by the bloody tracks in the snow) as 
there were only twelve pairs of shoes in the whole 
brigade, but he never complained, and when we 
met some Yankee prisoners going to the rear, he 
smiled and said, 'Hello, Yanks, how do you like 
the sunny South ?' We have a reunion of Hood's 
Texas Brigade each year, and we speak of the 
gallant companions gone before, and the name of 
Sergeant Dunklin is always mentioned as a syno- 
nym of faithful devotion to duty, when the hour of 
trial came." 

William W^athin Dunklin was educated and took 
three medical degrees, one from the ^ledical Col- 
lege of Galveston, Texas, one from the College 
of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the third from 
Bellevue Hospital, New York City. He was a 
physician of note, a member of the firm of W. A. 
Dunklin and Company of Galveston, Texas, and 
owned land extensively throughout the State. In 
the latter years of his life he engaged in planting, 
in addition to his profession, and with his brother, 
Francis Marion Dunklin, bought from his father 
the old home place, "Spring Hill," near the town 
of Waco. He married twice ; firstly, in Lowndes 
Co., Alabama, September 4, 1864, his cousin 
Mary Ann CafTey, the daughter of Hugh P. Caf- 
fey and his wife Jane Caroline Dunklin, by whom 
he had issue : 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

I. Francis Thomas, born July 8, 1866; married 
Nannie Underwood, by whom he had issue 
one child, a daughter, liable. He died 
May, 191 1, Fort Worth, Texas. 
• 2. Irene Eliza, born February 5, 1868, married 
Allison Harrison, by whom she had issue, 
Alice, Catherine and Ann Dunklin, all liv- 
ing at "Spring Hill," near Waco. 

3. Timothy, twin brother of James, died May 

7, 1890, sixteen years old. 

4. James, twin brother of Timothy, died in 

infancy. 

William Wathin Dunklin married for his sec- 
ond wife Hallie Milburn Atkins, the daughter of 
Benjamin F. Atkins and his wife Elizabeth Mil- 
burn and granddaughter of James Atkins and his 
wife Isabella McNeill, of North Carolina, by 
whom he had issue : 

(i.) William Alanson, died in infancy. 

(2.) Marion, married John Griff en, M. D. 

(3.) Richard S. 

(4.) William Wathin. 

(5.) Jack Rust, married September 16, 191 1, 
New York City, Josephine Belle Gates, the 
widow Mollenhauer, with one daughter 
named Ruth. 

I.-4-1-4-2— GEORGE THOMAS DUNKLIN, son of 
James Hillory Dunklin by his wife Cynthia 
Brabham, served in the Confederate Army in 

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Alabama. At the close of the war he moved to 
Texas and settled in Henderson County about 
twelve miles from Athens. He married twice ; 
firtly, Ren Lee Henderson, by whom he had issue : 

I. Cotus, now living on the old place in Hen- 
derson County. 
2. 'James Hillory. 

3. Crix. 

4. Hattie, married James Hodge. 



George Thomas Dunklin married for his second 
wife Jennie EHzabeth Shelby, the wddow Simons, 
of Smith County, Texas (with two sons; Cicero 
F. Simons and Dr. James E. Simons, of Bay City), 
by whom he had issue, three sons and five 
daughters : 



(I 
(2 
(3 
(4 
(5 
(6 
(7 
(8 



•Delia 

Georgie. , : •: 

Earle. 

Una. J 

Cora. 

Thomas Brooks. 

Joseph. 

Gilbert Turner, who graduated from Dal- 
las, Texas, High School, class 1906, and 
later in electrical engineering at Purdue 
University, at age of 21. He was elected 
to the Honorary Society of Sigma Chi, 
which is essentially a faculty Society and 
stands for investigation and research along 



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scientific lines. He was left an orphan at 
II years and has, unaided, made his way. 
Numerous cities are using street light sup- 
ports of his designing. 

1.-7-5-4- (4)— WILLIAM WATHIN DUNKLIN, son 
of William Wathin Dunklin by his second wife, 
Hallie M. Atkins, was born at "Spring Hill," the 
family plantation near Waco, Texas. His earlier 
days were spent in Waco, where he was employed 
in the newspaper business, being identified with 
the Bvening Telephone, a newspaper owned by his 
mother. In 1902 he moved to New York City 
where later he entered the stock brokerage busi- 
ness, becoming a member of the Consolidated 
Stock Exchange of New York. 

In 1910, he, with A. L. de Laplante, Esq., or- 
ganized the corporation of Laplante & Dunklin 
Printing Company, of which he was elected Presi- 
dent. 

He married November 6, 1907, at Dallas, Texas, 
Ethel Hastings Scruggs, the daughter of James 
Briscoe Scruggs and his wife Mary Isabella Dial. 

REFERENCES: 

1. History of Orangeburg Township, by Salley, p. 

271. 

2. South Carolina Census, 1790. 

3. History of the Sullivan Family, by Wm. Dunklin 
Sullivan. Tumbling Shoals, South Carolina. 

216 



SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

4. The Thomas Hamilton Family Bible. 

5. History of Butler County, Alabama, by Little, 

p. 79- 

6. Hood's Texas Brigade, by J. B. Polley. 

7. History of South-Eastern Missouri (Goodspeed 

Pub. Co., 188), Index. 

8. History of Franklin, Washington, Jefferson 

Counties, Missouri (Goodspeed Pub. Co.), 
Index. 

9. Hearn Family, by W. T. Hearne, 1895, p. 386. 

10. Private Correspondence. 



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SCRUGGS GENUA LOGY 
LEAK OR LEAKE 

WILLIAM LEAKE or LEAK, an Englishman, settled 
about 1685 in what is now called Goochland 
County, Virginia, at "Rocky Spring," and is buried 
there. 

He married Mary Bostwick, by whom he had. 
amongst other children, a son 

WALTER LEAKE, who married JuditTi Mask, by 
whom he had, amongst other children, a son 

JOSIAH LEAKE, born 1730, died 1783, and who mar- 
ried three times, firstly, Anne Fenton, by whom he 
had issue : 

1. Lucy, who married Frederick Jones. 

2. Judith, who married C. Woodson. 

He married, secondly, Anne Minter, by whom he 
had issue : 

(I.) Walter. 

(2.) Josia, born October 26, 1770, who married 
Elizabeth Porter Hatcher. 

He married, thirdly, Anne Foster, by whom he 
had issue: 

(la.) John M. Leake, who died single. 
(2a.) Samuel Davis Leake, M. D., who died 
single. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

(3a) Christian Leake (called "Kitty"), 
who married Oglesby Scruggs, by whom 
she had issue: i. Henry Fielding Scruggs, 
2. Josiah Leake Scruggs. 3. Samuel 
Oglesby Scruggs, 4. Louisa Scruggs, who 
married Mr. Smith. 



REFERENCE: 

The above data was taken from an old blue-print 
furnished me by Miss Patty Leake, of Ashland, Vir- 
ginia. — E. S. D. 



S C R U G G S GENEALOGY 

PRICE 

JOHN PRICE, a Welchman, emigrated to Jamestown 
in 1620 in the "Starr." He was one of the Eleven 
Councillors with Sir Francis Wyatt in the Pro- 
vincial Government when the London Company 
was dissolved. 

He married twice ; first wife named Mary, and 
the second wife was Ann Matthews. There was 
a son by the second wife, named 

MATTHEW PRICE, born in Wales, 161 5, and died in 
Henrico County, Virginia. He was left in Wales 
by his father and mother to be educated, and did 
not come to Virginia until twenty (20) years of 
age, 1635 (see American Ancestry, Vol. I). His 
son, 

JOHN PRICE was born in Henrico County, Virginia, 
about 1650. He married Jane .r....^::.-;... ...-:...-..., by 

whom he had issue : 

1. Mary Cannon. 

2. John. 

3. Daniel. . \ 

4. Pew or Pugh. 

5. Elizabeth. 

PUGH PRICE, son of John Price by his wife Jane, 
was born in Henrico County, \'irginia, about 
1690. In 1743 he was Processioner in Old St. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

Johns Church. He married twice, name of first 
wife unknown. He married the second time, 
Jerusha Penick. Pugh Price moved from Hen- 
rico County and settled near where Hampden Sid- 
ney College now stands, Prince Edwards County, 
Virginia, and at his death owned a magnificent 
estate. He had issue by his first wife, seven 
children, and by his second wife, nine. In his 
will (dated November 20, 1774) he mentioned: 

1. Sarah. 

2. William. 

3. Pugh. 

4. Mical. 

5. Phebe. 

6. Tabitha. 

7. Elizabeth. 

(i.) Charles. 

(2.) Fanny. 

(3.) Judith. 

(4.) Patty. 

(5.) John. 

(6.) Daniel. - _ . 

(7.) Josiah. ' 

(8.) Jaipes. 

(9.) A posthumous child, f z^-^' 



U) 



"CAPTAIN" JOHN PRICE of Kentucky, was the 
twelfth child of Pugh Price and the fifth of his 
mother, Jerusha Penick. He was born in Prince 
Edward County, Virginia, 1764. He served as 



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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

private in Captain John Payton Harrison's Com- 
pany, the 2d Virginia Regiment, in the Revolu- 
tionary War, commanded successively by Colonel 
Alexander Spottswood and Colonel Christian 
Febiger. His name is first borne in company 
payroll, ^lay, 1777, and last, 1779. He married 
three times, first, in 1788, Frances Branch, of 
Chesterfield County, Virginia, by whom he had 
issue: 

I. Daniel Branch, born 1789. 

He married, in 1792, Judith Womack, by whom 
he had issue: 

I. Elizabeth. 

He married for his third wife Anna Fishbank, 
by whom he had issue : 

1. William. 

2. Louise. 

3. James. . 

4. Jefferson. . , ), 

5. Jacob Fishback. . j , 

6. Samuel Davis. 

DANIEL BRANCH PRICE, son of John Price by 
his wife, Frances Branch, was born in Prince Ed- 
ward County, Virginia, j\Iay i, 1789, died Nich- 
olasville, Kentucky, October 20, i860. He married 
twice; first, in 1813, Eliza Moore Crocket, by 
whom he had issue : 

1. John Moore, born 1814. 

2. Joseph C, bom 1816. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 

3. Elizabeth F. 

4. Martha Moore. 

5. Mathew Branch. 

6. Louisa Ann. 

7. Samuel Woodson. 

8. Mary. 

9. Ann Maria. 

He married, May 10, 1836, Mary Jane Stuart, 
by whom he had issue : 

(i.) Daniel Branch, born December 24, 1838. 

(2.) Eliza v., born 1841. 

(3.) Robert Stuart, born 1842. 

(4.) John, born 1845. 

(5.) Margaret Louise, bom 1847. 

ROBERT STUART PRICE, son of Daniel Branch 
Price by his wife Mary Jane Stuart, was born in 
Nicholasville, Kentucky, December 13, 1842; mar- 
ried, November 6, 1866, Margaret Butler, daugh- 
ter of John Butler by his wife Mary Ann Settle, 
and granddaughter of Thomas Butler, by his wife 
Catherine Catlett ; by whom he had issue : 

1. Marian Stuart, married in Dallas, Texas, 

Gross Robert Scruggs. 

2. Robert Butler, married in Dallas, Texas, 

Susan Coffee, by whom he had issue, a 
daughter Marian. 

REFERENCE: 
I. The Price Family. 

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SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 
ADDITIONAL NOTES 



SCRUGGS GENEALOGY 
ADDITIONAL NOTES 



INDEX 



SCRUGGS FAMILY NAMES 



Abijah, 34-51 

Abijah Douglas, 51-79 

Abraham. 42-71-101 

Ada, 92-94 

Addie Augusta, 83 

Albert, 39-123 

Albert Bruce, 78-106 

Alberta Elizabeth, 88-112 

Alexander, 57-96-108-116 

Alexander William, 48-77 

Alice. 88-108 

Allen, 30-39-65-94 

Allen F., 38-63 

Allen Skelton, 76-103 

Allen P., 57-84 

Allena Frances, 63 

Amos Carson. 78 

Amos Lee. 105 

Anderson McLaren, 119 

Ann-Anne, 23-26-27-28-34-72 
129-144-148 

Ann H., 44 

Ann Hughes, 66 

Annie, 53-78-87-103 

Anthony, 39 

Anthony T., 64-65 

Archibald, 58-86 

Aubrey, 117 

Augusta, 62 

B 

Basdell, 58-86 
Benjamin, 52-73 
Benjamin Eliott, 35-53-54 
150 



Benjamin EUiston. 101 

Benjamin F., 57 

Benjamin Franklin, 53 

Bertha. 106 

Bertha Dean. 116 

Bertha Louise Eleanor. 123 

Berry, 53-80 

Bessie. 80 

Bessie Hamilton, 127 

Birdie, 94 

Eunyon Clough. 104 



Carlton. 106 

Carrie Black, 78 

Carter. 28-29-36-55-139 

Catherine, 77 

Catherine Grace, 78 

Catherine Jane, 48 

Cesiah, 148 

Charles. 74-114-126 

Charles Keith, 48-77 

Charles Otey, 47 

Charles W., Ill 

Christopher C, 57 

Cicily, 141 

Clara Mable, 83 

Clarence H., 125 

Clarence McKendree, 03 

Clemmie 72-102 

Cleveland, 95 

Clifton, 95 

Clough Henry Archie, 76-104 

Cora Lee, 96 

Corinne, 117 

Curtis Harold, 116 



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INDEX 



Dale, 117 

Daniel Heiskel, 80 

Daniel Pope, 78 -IOC 

David, 106 

David Hale. 86 

Davis, 24-26 

Delia Bicknell, 79 

Devenia, 54-143-144-145 

Dick, 124-143-144 

Donald, 93 

Douglas Jackson, 106 

Drury, 25-26-28-29-58-129 

137-138-139-140-163 
Drury E., 36 
Drury Edward, 123 

E 

Eddie Gooding^, 105 

Edmond L., 44-72 

Edmond Rivers, 64-93 

Edward, 23-28-29-37-57-58-84 
85-86-95-107-126-136-137 
139-140-141-142-151-152 

Edward Criddle, 85-108-109 

Edward Dickey, 97-116 

Edward G., 46 

Edward Herndon, 68 

Edward L., 141-142 

Edward Vernon, 123 

Edward TounEr, 62 

Edwin Conway, 119 

Elijah, 151152 

Eliza, 65 

Elizabeth, 24-31-35-36-40-42 
43-44-46-52-58-61-65-71-76 
80-81-89-105-133-150 

Elizabeth Ann, 57-67 

Elizabeth Buford, 68-96 

Elizabeth Ellen, 54 

Elizabeth Esther, 50 

Elizabeth Jane. 62 . , - 

Elizabeth Keith. 48 



Elizabeth Marshall, 114 

Ella, 44-88 

Ella Gertrude, 101 

Ella Jane, 46 

Ellen, 106 

Elouise, 45 

Eliott, 53 

Emily, 44 

Emma, 74 

Ephriam, 52 

Ephriam Foster. 87-111 

Ernest Curzon, 119 

Estelle Grosse. 69 

Esther Carter, 78 

Ethel Hastings, 99 

Eugene Jones, 63-92-93 

Eugene, 106 

Eunice, 113 



Fanny, 139 

Finch. 25-30-38-39-40-65-94 

95-137 
Finch Philip, 38-62-63 
Finley, 92-114 
Finley McElroy, 114 
Florence, 85 

Frances, 28-42-73-95-150 
Frances Jane, 68 
Frances Lee, 83 
Frances Lynn, 93 
Frank, 73-105-112 
Frank Heiskell, 78-105 
Frederick, 34-37-52-58-59-87 
F. T., 125 



George, 36-70-81-94 
George Allen, 33-47 
George Frederick, 87-111 
George M., 56 
George Menefee. 54-81 
George P., 57 



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INDEX 



ill 



George Robert, 80 

George Saunders, 72-102 

George Washington, 51 

Geraldine, 115 .-•' 

Gertrude, 96-111 

Gladys, 117 

Gross, 26-29-30-31-32-33-37 
43-44-45-60-61-72-73-88-89 
99-111-112-133-134-135 

Gross Franklin, 42-67-69 

Gross Robert, 99-117 

Gross Valentine, 66 

Gus A., 47 

Gutheridge P., 124 

H 

Hallie, 113 

Harlow, 95 

Harriet, 45 

Harris, 93 

Helen, 95 

Henry, 22-23-24-27-35-53-74 

80-128-148-149-150-164 
Henry C, 82 
Henry Fielding, 44-74 
Henry Lee, 95 
Henry M., 70-101-102 
Herman Perry, 90 
Hettie, 90 
Houston, 44-74 



Ida, 86 

Ida Jane, 83 

Ida May, 83 

Irene, 44 

Isaac, 127 

Isabell Cummins, 101 

Isham, 62 

J 

Jack, 94 

James, 24-26-27-34-36-41-46 
47-48-49-51-52-55-66-78-79 
89-123-125-165 



James Alexander, 66-96 
James Andrew, 77 
James Briscoe, 68-70-98 
James Conlan, 114 

James Carter, 55-82 

James D., 83-107 

James Douglas, 113 

James E., 56 

James Edward, 104 

J. Frederick, 78-105 

James Henry, 45-73 

James Merriweather, 64-93 
114-115 

James Monroe, 60 

James Theodore, 116 

James Waddy, 44 

James Walter, 96-116 

James William, 48 

James Wilson, 94 

James Vallendingham, 42-71 

James Valentine, 76 

Jane. 28-33-76-81-135 

Jeanne, 74 

Jemimah, 124 

Jesse, 25-29-37-40-61-89-124 
144-146-147 

Jesse T., 38 

Jessie, 88-95-113 

Jessie Aletha, 90 

Jessie Berry man, 96 

J. Higgason, 93-115 

Jobe Howell, 39-65 

Joel Dyer, 64 94 

John, 23-24-28-30-34-35-36-37 
42-49-51-54-56-57-58-61-62 
70-71-73-81-82-83-85-90-94 
126-127-136-139 

Johnnie, 95 

John Berry, 107 

John C, 66-82-96 

John Calvin, 96 

John Carter, 83 

John Douglas, 113 

John Edgar, 119 



INDEX 



John Emmett, 125 
John Frost, 114 
John H., 39 
John Hartwell, 65 
John Henry, 1C5 
John James, 97 
John Jarnigan, 51 
John Lawrence, 8S-111 
John Lumkin, 124-125-144 
John Luther, 96 
John M., 47 
John Thomas, 101 
John W., 81-128 
■john Waddy, 45-73 
Jolm Warfield, 123 
John Wesley, 54-81-91-112 
Joseph, 58-85-106 
Joseph Harris, 83-107 
Joseph Hubert, 113 
Joseph L., 65 
Joseph Noble, 88-112 
Josiah, 29-38-62-113 
Joslah Henry, 91-113 
Juday. 136 
Judith, 41-137 
Judith R., 141 
Julia, 44-52 
Julia Sophia, 45 
Julius, 24-26-27 

K 

Katherine, 63-96 
Katie Pleasant, 107 
Kesia, 29 
Kesiah, 62-124-144 
Kessiah, 127 



Langhorne, 1 28 
Lanier, 74 
Laura Ann, 83 
Laura de Baun, 107 
Lawrence, 113 , 
Lavinia Walker, 50 



Leroy, 73 

Lewis Summerfield, 62-92 

Littleberry, 27-34-35-149-150 

Lola May, 102 

Louisa C, 81 

Louisa Catherine, 55 

Loyd, 107 

Lucinda, 84 

Lucy, 65-79-91-95 

Lucy Ann, 100 

Lucy Porter. 27-35-149 

Lula, 84-95 

M 

Mabel, 82 

Mack, 94 

Magnolia McMlner, 77 

Mansie, 95 

Marian Louise, 119 

Marion Kirkland, 104 

Marion Scott, 127 

Margaret, 37-105-111-112-117 

Margaret Earle, 60 

Margaret Frances, 45 

Margaret Louise. 106 

Marshall Boyce, 114 

Martha, 25-32-34-40-41-44-52 

70-73-74-151 
Martha Angerona, 104 
Martha B., 56 
Martha Buford, 98 
Martha Cleo, 83 
Martha G., 141 
Martha Jane, 54 
Martha Helen, 68 
Martin Luther, 6 6 
Mary, 23-25-26-29-34-37-50 
52-53-54-64-66-70-72-73-7 4 
76-80-81-87-88-101-112-115 
129-J.40-141 
Mary A., 61 
Mary Bell, 96 
Mary Buford, 100 
Hilary Bruner, 68 



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INDEX 



Mary Catherine, 83-98 

Mary Edna. 82 

Mary Ella, 88 

Mary E.. 90 

Mary F., 44 

Mary Frances, 65-123 

Mary Grace, 79 

Mary Heiskell, 80 

Mary Portrlce, 97 

Mary Shipp, 71 

Mary Stevenson, 38 

Mary Ward, 47 

Matilda, 36 

Maud Barrick, 110 

Maud Newton, 97 

May, 113 

Melissa Prudence, 68 

Milus Dickey, 67-97 

Minerv-a, 5'2-87-110 

Minnie Emeline, 104 

Minna, 113 

Mildred L., 47 

Millie, 54-56-81 

Miranda Lee, 51 

Mollie — Molly, 93-94-95-124 

144 
Murray, 58-87 
Myrtle, 113 

N 

Nancy, 28-36-43-56-58-70-72 

76-124-143 
Nancy Alice, 83 
Nancy Jane, 90 
Nancy Lee, 98 
Nancy Mitchell, 69 
Nannie, 85-94-95 
Narcissa, 57 
Narcissa Ann, 65 
Narcissa Woolridse, 91 
Nathaniel, 38-61-127 
Nathaniel Hudson, 90-112 
Nellie. 82 
Noland F., 115 



Obedler, 138 
Oberia Gaines, 69 
Oglesby. 44-74 
Ora Amanda, 97 
Oscar Fitzallen, 66 
Oscar S., 82 
Otho. 95 



Pamelia, 43-44 
* Pamelia Jane. 100 
Pearle Elaine, 123 
Penelope, 59 
Phebe, 27-149 
Philip Hale. 48 
Phineas Thomas, 39-62-6 4-65 

91 
Polecy .Ann, 54 
Polly Fore, 41 , , ■ 

Pope, 74 
Preston, 51 



R. Reaves, 76 

Reaves Scott, 32-33-45-46-47 

135 
Rebecca, 59-65-146-147 
Rebecca Erskine, 110 
Richard, 22-23-25-27-28-33-34 
36-52-57-61-89-128-129-155 

156-157-158-163 
Richard Abijah, 78 
Richard Douglas, 48-77 
Richard Francis, 51-78-79-80 

105-106 
Richard Mitchell, 32-46-47-74 
Rivers, 115 
Robert, 65-94-95-123-124-126 

143-144-145-146-147 
Robert Bryan, 83 
Robert Kent, 116 
Robert Morton, 101 



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INDEX 



Roger, 106 

Rosa Emmeline, 94 

Roy Wellington, 116 

Rufiia, 34-51-52 

Rufus Kendrick, 87-110 



Sabritt, 80-107 

Sallie Rebecca, 94-105 

Sally. 27-35-53-124-144-1411 

S. Bradley, 65 

Samuel, 24-26-80-81-128 

Samuel Edward, 55 

Samuel Jackson, 107 

Sanello R., 125 

Sarah, 34-37-40-44-46-47-52 

64-65-70-74-76-77 
Sarah A., 56 
Sarah Ann, 66 
Sarah Berryman, 97 
Sarah Elizabeth, 91 
Sarah Caroline, 100 
Sarah H., 39 
Sarah Helen, 112 
Sarah Green, 79 
Sarah Stakely, 50 
Seth, 65-94 
Seth Ward, 103-118 
Simeon, 43-71 
Sissons Frier, 90 
Solomon Kittrell, 62 
Sophia, 41 
Stuart Briscoe, 118 
Susan, 50-110 
Susan Margaret, 119 
Susannah, 81 
Susie, 114 



Tabbith, 147 

Tabitha, 27-143-144-145-140 

Thea, 124-144-148 

Theodora, 74 

Theoderick, 28-58-86-139 



Teophilus. 36-56-58-86 

Theresa Carter, 51 

Theresa Newell, 78 

Thomas, 17-23-25-26-29-31-32 
33-35-36-42-43-4 6-3 2-58-70 
84 -95-125-134-135-136-137 
138-150 

Thomas Anderson, 91-113 

Thomas Anthony, 94 

Thomas B., 66-96 

Thomas Benton, 83 

Thomas Buford, 42-70-71 

Thomas Driver, 72-102 

Thomas H., 93-115 

Thomas Henderson, 64 

Thomas J., 56-81 

Thomas Jefferson, 55 

Thomas Mitchell, 41-42-66-67 
98 

Thomas Murphy, 91-113-114 

Thomas Wayland, 104-114 

Timmie Louise, 83 

V 

Valentine, 26-33-43-71 
Valentine Ward, 47-76 
Vincent, 141 
Virginia, 53-112 
Virginia E., 91 
Virginia R., 47 

w 

Walter Lee, 116 

Walter Watkins, 98 

Walter Watson, 91 

Warren Judson, 104 

Whitney, 115 

Wiley, 123 

William, 24-26-27-29-30-31 
32-34-35-36-37-38-39-40-41 
42-44-51-52-53-54-55-57-58 
60-68-70-72-73-7 4-81-84-85 
95-105-107-115-125-129 
136-137-150-159-160-161 



INDEX 



vU 



William 
William 
William 
William 
William 
William 
William 
William 

51 
William 
William 
William 

119 
William 
William 



Augustus, 64 
Brown, 123 
Buford, 41 
Clarence, 83 
D., 93-115 
Edgar, 110-119 
Edwards, 82 
Frederick Crockett, 

Gilson, 66 
Lawson, 86 
Lindsay, 60-87-109 

Lundy, 60-87-88 
M., 56 



William Manning. 90 
William Merrit, 101 
William Reaves, 46-70-75-76 

99 
William Stephen, 112 
Willonise, 74 



Young, 58-86 



Zachary Taylor, 51 



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SURNAMES— OTHER THAN SCRUGGS 



Adams, 23 

Aiken. 35-150 

Aldridge, 90 

Alexander, 127 

Allen, 33-47-142 

Allison, 102-111 

Amos, 76-103-104-120 

Anderson, 25-28-20-138-139 

140 
Andrews, 103-104 
Angleton, 100 
Arthur, 31-133-134 
Ashby, 33 
Ashwort, 83 
Atkinson, 126 



Baker, 71 
Baldwin, 69 
Ballow, 33 
Banks, 114 
Barlow, 22 
Bamett, 53 
Barney, 75 
Barksdale, 38 
Baskerville, 27 
Bass, 72 
Battle. 57 
Bay less, 34 
Beard, 104 
Beatty, 41 
Begole, 107 
Bell, 105 
Bennett, 85-86 
Berryman, 66-96 
Beter, 152 
Blackburn, 32 
Bogle, 110 
Bohle, 97 



Bolick, 105 

Booker, 128 

Booth. 47 

Bowen, 68 -• 

Bothwell, 109 

Boyce, 62 

Boyd, 80 

Braboon, 52 

Bradley, 39-65-127 

Brady, 77 

Bramlett, 40-42 

Branham, 104 

Brewster, 74 

Briscoe. 67-98 

Briscoe Family, 171 

Bruner, 67 

Broadstreet, 111 

Brockman, 119 

Brogan, 54 

Brown, 31-50-51-5G-107-134 

Buford. 25-33-40-42-45-47-66 

67-70-71-135 
Butler. 117 



Cabell. 53-54 

Caffery, 47 

Callahan. 70-71-101 

Calloway, 40 

Carl, 57 

Carrington, 140 

Carson. 51-78 

Carter, 28-35-49-66-78-79-118 

Caruth, 118 

Cate, 86 

Cayce, 27-149 

Chamberlaine, 127 

Chadsey, 75 

Chase, 115 

Chick, 123 



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Child, 115 
Chilton. 48-49-52 
Clay, 40 
Clear, 54 
Clemens, 44 
Cobbs, 46-47 
Coffee, 113 
Cole, 43-70-71 
Colvin, 53 
Comly, 80-107 
Conlan, 114 
Conway, 58-59-60-86- 
Cooley, 74 
Covey, 107 
Cox. 95 
Craig, 100 
Crawford, 125-127 
Criddie, 85-108 
Crockett, 49 
Crouch. 80 
Crutcher, 58 
Culpepper. 47 
Ctuiningham, 148 



Daniel, 141 
Davis, 34-52 
Davidson, 104 
Davenport, 69 
Day, 36-115 
De Baun, 107 
De Busk, 53 
Dial, 98-117 
Dial Family, 180 
Dickerson, 94 
Dickey, 96-116 
Dinsmore, 34 
Dorsey, 43-70 
Douglas, 48-112 
Drake, 85 
Dras, 88-111 
Driver, 45 
Duke, 102 



Dunkum. 126 
Dunklin, 99 
Dunklin Family, 187 
Duval, 70 

E 

Earle, 37-60-61 

Early, 28-47-139 

Eaves, 98 

EUiston, 100 

Edison, 31-134 

Edmonson, 57 

Edwards. 35-54-81-82-150 



Fain, 78 
Fennell, 111 
Ferrel. 33-135 
Finch, 26-33 
Finley, 92-114 
Fisher, 63 
Fllppen, 147 
Flournoy, 66 
Fluker, 88 
Folkes, 73 
Ford, 44 
Fowler, 23 
Fraker, 81 
Frank, 71 
Frazer, 124-144 
Freudenburg, 83 
French, 77-118 
Frey, 52 
Frier, 89 
Fugett, 84 
Fuller, 119 



Garrett, 124-147 
Gass, 59 
Gentry, 146 
Gerthez, 63 



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INDEX 



Gilbert. 22 
Gilmore, 47 
Gillum, 93 
Gist, 125-127 
Gladden, 105 
Gladson, 100 
Glass, 37 
Goggin, 44 
Goins, 79 
Goldin?, 27-149 
Gordon, 34 
Granger, 35-150 
Green, 35 
Grose, 21-23-24-25 

H 

Hale, 37-48-53-58-64-77 
Hall, 90 
Harper, 101 

Hammond, 72-92-93-114 
Haukenbur>-, 96 
Harris, 44 
Harrison, 78-85 
Hardy, 78 

Hassell, 57-58-84-83-86 
Hatcher, 29-42-140 
Heabler, 106 
Heiskell, 78-80-105-106 
■Hemdor, 71-76 
Henderson, 142-143 
Higgason, 93-115 
Higginson, 129 
Hill. 61-83 
Hodges, 77 
Holder, 81 
Holt. 46-145-146-148 
Hopkins, 46 
Hoskins, 145 
Honey, 63 
Hooper, 104 
Horton, 6 4 
Houchens, 129 
Hudson, 59 



Hughes, 147 
Hunt, 87 
Hutchason, 67 



Ingram, 58 



Jackson. 106 
Jarnigan, 34-52 
Jefferson, 127 
Jenkins, 110 
Jinkins, 76 
Johnson, 43-64-83 
Johnston, 34-82 
Jones, 43-62-73-87-88 
Jordan, 50 
Jorden, 54 

K 

Keith, 55 

Kennedy, 85 

Kertly, 41 

Keys, 47 

Kiester, 125 

Killgore. 55-82 

King. 113 

Kinnen, 46 

Kimbrough, 57-84-85-86-87 

107-109-110-111 
Kittrell, 62-91-92 



Lamb, 97 
Lamma, 81 
Langhorne, 35-150 
Lanier, 74 
LajTie, 55 
Leake, 44 



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Leake Family, a*T 
Lee. 92 

Leftwich, 44-46-47 
Leinart, 5 4 
Le Seur, 27 
Lindsay. 43-70-71-99 
Linge, 22 
Livingstone, 4 7 
Locke. 65 
LogT%-ood, 43-44-72 
Long, 8S 
Lowry, 105 
Lundy, 60-87-88-8!:i 
Lynch, 40 
Lynn, 75 



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McMackin, 34-47-49-51-52 

McNeely. 129 

McNulty, 101 

McElroy, 114 

Myers, 92 

MsTick, 99 

N 

Nash. 7 3 
Neely, 50-91 
Nettles, 89 
Newman, 52 
Newton, 125-126 
Noble. 88-111 



M 

Malone, 88 
Maloney, 53-86 
Manning, 90-112-113 
Martin, 65-102 
Masett, 101 
Mason, 111 
Matthews, 142-143 
Mauzy, 53-80 
Mayberry, 84 
Mays. 93-146 
Means. 69 
Meddor. 128 
Menefee, 35-54-55 
Merryman, 14 2 
Minton. 28-126-139-140 
Minter. 126 
Mitchell. 22-25 
Mobley. 90 
Montgomery-, 80 
Moore, 82-91-99 
Morris, 22 
Mulligan, 99 
Murphy, 91 
McCullough. 69 
McCurley. 52 
McKay. 116 



Ormond, 72 
Orr. 113 
Osborne, 66-97 
Oslin. 152 
Otey, 46-74-75 
Overturf. 56 -^ 
Owen, 78 
O'Learj-. 83 
O'Neale, 100 



Paine, 65 
Palmore, 35-150 
Parker. 45-148 
Patent. 94 
Patton, 67 
Patteson, 73-103 
Perkins, 101 
Perry, 56-84-89 
Phelps, 80 
Philpott, 45 
Pope, 74 
Porter. 24-27 
Potts, 110-119 



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INDEX 



Powel, 143 
trice, 102-117 
Price Family, m 



Ragger, 65 

Reardon, 41 

Reid, 128 

Richardson, 27-102-137 

Ritchie, 42-71 

Rivers, 64-93 

Robinson, 44-93-102-110-124 

Rogers, 106 

Rothwell, 63 

Rousseau, 53 

Roysler, 66 

Russell. 87 

Rutland. 112 

Ryan, 115 



Sale, 43 

Sanders, 103 

Sanderson, 152 

Sartin, 36 

Saunders, 45-72-102 

Seay, 27-149 

Sechler, 116 

Sexton, 96 

Scogen, 98 

Scott, 31-32-33-47-77-135 

Scheurer, 102 

Shumate, 69 

Shrewsbury, 31 

Shotwell, 43 

Sims, 35-53-150 

Simms, 36 

Simpson, 68-65-73 

Sinclair, 71 

Sissons, 61-89 

Slater, 89 

Smith, 56-77-85-91 

Snead, 100 



Snowden, 23 
Speer, 84 

Stephens, 63-92-123 
Stringer, 112 
Stuart, 108-109 
Steger, 72-128 
Stevens, 50 
Suber, 103-118 
Swarts, 115 
Swart, 127 



Tallmage, 100 

Tate, 43-44-73 

Taylor, 147 

Terrj', 110 

Tichenor, 107 

Thomas. 38-62-63-6 4-65 

Thompson, 145-146 

Thornton, 61 

Tripett, 71 

Tuggle, 116 

Turner, 50-61-88-104 



Vallandingham, 41 
Vandervoort, 75 
Van Osdell, 101 

w 

Wainwright, 100 
Waliter, 83-107 
Washington, 31-40-59 
Watt, 104 
Watts, 68 
Watkins, 48-49-98 
Watson, 119 
Watwood, 146 
Ward, 47-76 
WajTie, 37 
Webster, 34 
Welsh, 32 



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INDEX - 3 

Wheeler, 92 Winston, 31-134 

Whitfield, 85 Witt, 52 

Whitney, 115 . Wood, 29-95-140 

White, 86-112 Woodcock, 55 

WiiTgington, 96-116 .■' Woodinston, 22 

Wilkins, 77 Woodson, 136-13T-138-141 

Williams, 62-105 Worthington, 118 

Wilraot, 105 Wright, 84-128 

Wilson, 111-143 

Winfree, 144 Y 

Winburn, 96 

Wingo, 129 Yearwood. 50