Reaves Scott was in public office in Bedford. Richmond Whig. 5 May 1846. elected to office.
DATE: 18 March 1848 PARTIES: William M. BURWELL of the first part; Joseph WILSON, Edward D. STEPTOE & J. R. STEPTOE of the second part; William T. CAMPBELL, Gustavus A. WINGFIELD & Reaves S. SCRUGGS of the third part, all of Bedford County DOCUMENT TYPE: Deed of Trust SOURCE: Bedford County Courthouse, Bedford VA, Deed Book 33, p481 SLAVES NAMED IN DOCUMENT: Taph [or Taft?], Burwell, Bob, Robert son of Mat, Clara, Spenser, Armistead, Betsy, Washington, Peggy, little Burwell, Ben, Claibourne & Fanny his wife, Sam & Ben their children" COMMENTS: A mind-boggling deed. Everyone is indebted to everyone else, including folks not named among the principal parties. Basically, Burwell conveys the slaves named in the deed to Wilson and the Steptoes, to secure debts to Campbell et al. William M. Burwell was the husband of Frances Calloway Steptoe, Edward D. Steptoe's sister and J.R. Steptoe's aunt.
Reaves Scott Scruggs (son of Thomas Scruggs and his 2nd wife, Jane Scott), b Nov l799, Bedford Co., VA, d at age 72 on l5 Feb l873, Bedford Co., VA. (Occupation: Planter, political leader). He 1st m Mildred Leftwich Otey (m.b. 8 Feb l820, Bedford Co., VA), (dau of Frazier Otey and g.da of Capt. John Otey and his wife, Mary Hopkins). Children of Reaves Scott Scruggs and his 1st wife, Mildred Leftwich Otey were: (1) James Scruggs, b l82l, d single; (2) Richard Mitchell Scruggs, b l0 Feb l822, Bedford Co., VA; (3) Ella Jane Scruggs; m 26 Aug l846, Bedford Co., VA (bond dated 25 Aug l846) to John White Holt; (4) child d in infancy; (5) William Reaves Scruggs; (6) Elizabeth "Betty" Scruggs; m.b 22 Oct l85l, Bedford Co., VA, James R. Holt; (7) Thomas Scruggs; (8) Sarah "Hallie" Scruggs; (9) Edward G. Scruggs; (10) Mildred L. Scruggs; m William Kinnen; (11) Gus A. Scruggs [resided in St. Louis, MO];
Reaves S. Scruggs m 2nd to Sophia W. Cobbs (m.b. 11 Dec 1843, Bedford Co., VA), b c 1810, Bedford Co., VA, d aft l873. Children of Reaves Scott Scruggs and his 2nd wife Sophia W. Cobbs were: (1) John Marshall Scruggs; m Annie Booth; (2) Virginia R. Scruggs; m T. E. Cobbs
1850 Bedford County, Virginia. Reaves S. Scruggs 49 yrs old, farmer; Sophia W. 40 yrs old; Bettie 18 yrs old; Edwin 13 yrs old; Sarah 11 yrs old; Gustavus A. 10 yrs old; Charles 8 yrs old; Salia 7 yrs old; Virginia 4 yrs old; John M. 3 yrs old.
1840 Bedford Co., VA census.
1850 Bedford Co., VA census. Reaves Scott 49 Sophia 40 Bettie 18 Edwin 13 Sarah 11 Gustavus 10 Virginia 4 John 3.
Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA
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