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Platte Co., MO 1850 census Simeon Scruggs 42 Elvira S. 39 Emma E. 11 Robert W 6 Henry 4 Joseph 1
Kansas state census 1857
1860 Leavenworth Co., KS Terr. 1860 census
Simeon Scruggs Elivira Robert 16 Henry 14 Joseph 10
Atchison Co., KS 1880 census Joseph Scruggs 31 Susan 25 Walter B 2 Herndon Scruggs 1 Martha i m Simeon Scruggs 71
Kickapoo Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS
Known in Leavenworth, KS as Captain Simeon Scruggs. Simeon Scruggs and William S. Murphy owned a Leavenworth sawmill (1854). After the death of W.S. Murphy, the sawmill closed, about 1859. Simeon them moved to Kickapoo. one of the earliest and most valuable institutions of Leavenworth, in the way of buildings, which commenced to flourish at this time, was the saw mill of Murphy & Scruggs, at the mouth of Three-Mills Creek, north side. Capt. W. S. Murphy and Capt. Simeon Scruggs were partners and completed the mill in the fall of 1854, os that they were able to issue the following advertisement in October: "Murphy & Scruggs have erected and have in successful operation at Leavenworth, K. T., a large steam saw mill of the most approved model and with all the recent improvements. They are ready to fill bills for lumber of every description and in quantity at the shortest notice and on favorable terms." This was the first saw mill not only in the county, but in the Territory. Although they made considerable money, the death of Capt. Murphy, and subsequent legal complications, so disarranged and consumed the partnership property that Capt. Scruggs lost nearly all his share in Leavenworth and retired to his farm near Kickapoo.
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On 3 Jan 2017 at 07:03 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote: