"Virginia Genealogist" Vol. 1. Bedford County, VA 1800 Tax List. Gross Scruggs 8 white males over 21; 5 horses owned; 9 slaves.
"Cemeteries of Madison County" Vol 1 page 247; 929.5. Gross Scruggs Cemetery is described in the "Huntsville Times" article written in the 1930's by Virgil Carrington "Pat" Jones on interesting homes throughout the county. Upon parting the growth at the edge of a clump of Sassafras bushes one looks in over a decayed brick wall upon the final resting place of many of the Scruggses. Thick undergrowth has marred all traces of graves. Stone slabs, devoid of inscription lie piled together and alone among the leaves. Gross Scruggs was born in Bedford County, VA., Jan. 5, 1772. He first married Nancy Logwood May 31, 1792 and had seven children: Thomas, William, Gross Jr., Edmund L., Ann H., Mary F., and Martha "Patsy". His wife died April 2, 1805. He married second to Mary Tate in Bedford Co. on Oct 17, 1805 and moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. On July 29, 1812 he bought the NE/4 and SE/4 and SE/4 of Sec. 15-3-1E in Madison Co.,Ala. On June 2, 1817 he bought the west half of the section thereby owning all of Section 15. By his second wife, Mary Tate he had 12 children: Elizabeth, Emily, Sarah, William, Julia, Pamelia, Sophia, John Waddy, James Henry, Margaret, Frances, Harriett, and Eloise which brought his total to 19 children. Mary Tate Scruggs (his 2nd wife) died on Sept. 19, 1832 at Sulphur Springs, Va. at the age of 49. Scruggs then married Mary Saunders, widow of William Jones; after her death he married Edith, widow of Reuben Shotwell. No children were born to these last two marriages. Gross Scruggs died in 1856 at the age of 95 years.
"Valley Leaves" TN Valley Genealogical Society V. IV page 151. PR 2 page 136. Will of Thos. Logwood dated 8 Jul 1820 witnessed by Gross Scrgugs & Wm. B. Scruggs.
Alabama Records Vol 110 Madison County Chancery Records compiled by Pauline Iones Gandreid page 96-98, page 257 of original record. Original bill dated 29 May 1857. Heard at June 1859 term. Chas. H. Patton, exec of Gross Scruggs, deceased, states that said Gross Scruggs departed this life in Madison Co., AL in the year 1856. Children and grandchildren of deceased dau Ann Harris (who at her death left 3 children, two of whom hae died, to wit Martha Louisa and Rebecca) to her dau Martha 1/3 part of the estate. Louisa Turner's 4 children 1/3 part of the estate Child of Rebecca Howard 1/3 part of the estate. Dau in law Susan Scruggs, wife of his son Gross Scruggs land for her lifetime and at her death to the children of said Susan and Gross. Children of deceased son Edmund L. Scruggs, children of his deceased dau mary Tate, to his dau Sarah F. wife of Henry F. Scruggs, to his deceased dau Julia S. Driver, his sons John W. Scruggs, James H. Scruggs, dau Margaret Philpot, wife of Benjamin D. Philpot, dau Elvira (Eloisa) Sanders the widow of William J. Sanders. To his wife Edith and to his great grandchildren, being the children of Rebecca Howard, Louisa Turner and matilda Nash. The legatees of Gross Scruggs are: Edith Scruggs, his widow, and Sarah F. the wife of Henry F. Scruggs, Elouisa Sanders and margaret wife of Benjamin D. Philpot, daughters of testator, John W., and James A. Scruggs, testator's sons; Martha wife of Edwin Spotswood who is a dau of Ann Harris, a dau of testator; Anne E. Turner, Daniel H. Turner, Henry P. Turner and james H. Turner who are children of Louisa M. Turner who was a dau of testator's dau Ann Harris; Susan Scruggs, Ann Scruggs, George Scruggs, Thomas Scruggs and Clementine Scruggs who are the widow and children of Gross Scruggs the testator's son and who died in testator's lifetime, William Scruggs, Leroy Scruggs.
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