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Thomas Scruggs (1737 - abt. 1804)

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Thomas Scruggs
Born in Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Chesterfield Co., VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Bedford County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 May 2011
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Contents

Biography

Birth

b. 1737, Alabama[citation needed][1]

Death

d. 1804[citation needed]

Residences

Cumberland Co Order Book, p 140 24 Sep 1753. Thomas Scruggs added to the list of tithables.
1782 Cumberland County, Virginia[2]
March 18, 1789 Bedford County, Virginia[3]
1800 Scott County, Kentucky[4][5]

Will

Bedford County, Virginia Will Book 3, p. 61 17 Nov 1801; proved 22 Oct 1804:
In the name of God amen. I Thomas Scruggs of Bedford Co being sick in body but 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 that all my just debts be paid.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my loving wife Jane Scruggs all my Real and personal during her life and after her death I give and bequeath to my son Reaves Scott Scruggs my estate both real and personal provided my my wife is not pregnant with another child at this time. If that should be the case it amoung the two children at their mothers death, it is also my desire that when my son Reaves Scott is the age of twenty that he shall be put in Possesion of two negroes - namely To wit Sampson and Joanah. Thirdly, I do hereby appoint my son Gross Scruggs and my wife executors to this my last will and testament, making null and void all former wills, and declaring this to be my last will and testament Whereof I have here unto set my hand and afixed my seal this seventeenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and one. Signed sealed and delivered in the presense of
Abner Ferrel
Henry Buford sr
Ursely Scott
Thos Scruggs

Research Notes

  • Warning: Check the data.
    A father's death date should not be more than nine months before one of his children's birth dates.
  • Based on his will above, I have removed Susanna Hughes as a spouse. She died after he died, and she and her children are not mentioned in his will. -- Fiscus-32 10:07, 19 November 2016 (EST)
  • Thomas is not named as a son of Thomas in the will of Thomas. He may not be a son of Thomas.
  • There were several items in the original biography referring to dates after his date of death. I removed those. Also, the birthplace in the biography text does not match the birthdate in the vital statistics at the top of the profile. -- Fiscus-32 10:07, 19 November 2016 (EST)

Sources

  1. This does not agree with the information entered above
  2. Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Virginia Census, 1607-1890. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes. (http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=vacen&h=32757950&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt)
  3. Bedford County Personal Tax Records; Repository: Binns Genealogy; Date: March 18, 1789; Quote: Whites 21+: 1; Whites 16 to 21: 1; Blacks 16+: 4; Blacks 12-16: 1; Horses: 6. Note: Probably his son, William Scruggs, is listed on prior line as over age 21.
  4. Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Kentucky Census, 1810-90. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes. (http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=kycen&h=8971092&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt)
  5. Is this the same Thomas Scruggs? Why was he in Kentucky in 1800 if he was born and died in Virginia.

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Scruggs-51 created through the import of Paula's family 5-28-2011.GED on May 29, 2011 by Paula Marksman.


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On 19 Nov 2016 at 15:32 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:

Scruggs-441 and Scruggs-51 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicates. Be sure to merge the profiles for his father first. Thanks!! :-)

On 10 Sep 2015 at 15:31 GMT Howard Waldrop wrote:

This Thomas Scruggs is, according to Dunklin, a son of Thomas who died abut 1788 in Cumberland Co VA.

Thomas Scruggs, d 1788, is, again according to Dunklin, a son of Henry Scruggs and Anne Gross.



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