Prior Scroggins (E62)1

M, #53, (c 1797 - c 1833)
  • Reference: [53:L] (SP:E62)




Children of Prior Scroggins (E62) & Mary (Polly) Tatum

  • Last Edited: 5 Jan 2017


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  2. [S212] IL Marriage Index, URL:…, Groom: SCROGGINS, PRYOR, Bride: TATIM, POLLY, County: MADISON, Date: 06/29/1820, Vol/Page: 006/0007, Lic.: 00000255.
  3. [S985] Carol Wells, Pioneers of Dickson Co, TN, p. 180.
  4. [S229] Madison Co, IL, History, 1882, Jackson and Prier Scroggins settled in the southwest part of Township 5, Range 6, in 1818.
  5. [S749] Ed. Margaret Cross Norton, IL Census, State, 1820, p. 153.
  6. [S1] Age estimate: 15-20 in 1840 census; 28 in 1850 census; 38 in 1860 census; 41 in pension declaration of 17 Apr 1863; parents married Jun 1820; sister Ann born 16 Oct 1822; most likely born between Jun 1821 and Jan 1822.
  7. [S655] Pension application of Malinda Scroggins Webb Malinda Scroggins (F117) based military service of Benjamin F. Webb (National Archives).
  8. [S750] Jill Secoy, comp, Small Southern, Macoupin Co, IL, Cemeteries, II, Wayne Cem 3; "Simmons, [Snowden] w/ Sarah E (Scroggins), 5 May 1823-11 Jan 1877."
  9. [S5] Birth and name information from census and other records:
    Grave says 5 May 1823, but sister Ann was born 16 Oct 1822
    1850: Not found
    1860: Age 36 (1 Jun 123-1 Jun 1824), IL
    1870: Not found.
  10. [S5] Birth and name information from census and other records:
    1828 May 31: William born; Anderson in between, do Jackson probably born not later than 1 Dec 1826
    1847 May 20 & Jun 2: Age 21 (2 Jun 1825-20 May 1826) (Enlisted & mustered in).
  11. [S35] "Notes taken by Maurice Elbert Scroggins in conversation with Dorothy Driemeyer, Edwardsville, IL, 5 Nov 1967 & Other Documents,", Maurice E. Scroggins (H589) quoted Dorothy Scroggins Driemeyer (H602)
         as saying her father and grandfather were born in Staunton;
         Staunton was in Madison Co until 1829.
  12. [S5] Birth and name information from census and other records:
    1828 May 31: William born, Anderson most likely before 1 Sep 1827
    1846 Jun 12: Age 19 (12 Jun 1826-12 Jun 1827) (Muster in)
    1850: Not found
    1860: Not found
    1864 Sep 14: Age 37 (14 Sep 1826-14 Sep 1827) (Muster in)
    1865 Jul 14: Age 37 (14 Jul 1827-14 Jul 1828), IL (Discharge)
    1870: Age 43 (1 Jun 1826-1 Jun 1827), IL
    1880: Age 50 (1 Jun 1829-1 Jun 1830), IL, Fa:AL, Mo:GA
    Most likely:.
  13. [S2262] Find A Grave, URL:, Anderson Scroggins, 4 Sep 2011
    Anderson Scroggins

    Birth:      1827
    Madison County
    Illinois, USA
    Death:      Aug. 11, 1885
    Des Moines County
    Iowa, USA

    Many secondary sources show Anderson's birthdate as May 1827, but there does not appear to be any primary documentation for that. Age information in census and military records varies, but May 1827 is possible. He was almost certainly born in Madison County, Illinois, possibly in the southeast part of the area that became Macoupin County in 1829.

    Anderson died at the Des Moines County Poor Farm in Union Township about three weeks after becoming ill while passing though Burlington on his way north. In 1895 the Poor Farm overseer and doctor reported the date of death as "on or about August 12, 1885." Cemetery records indicate that he died on August 11 and was buried on August 12.

    Anderson was the son of Prior Scroggins and Mary Ann Tatum Scroggins Thurston. Prior is said to have died in Alton, IL, in 1833; nothing is known about where he might have been buried. Mary died, probably in southeastern Macoupin County, IL, sometime after 1860. Some researchers believe she may have been buried in the former Dees Cemetery, destroyed in or after the 1920s.

    Anderson was a veteran of both the Mexican and Civil Wars. His first wife, Ellen Gaskill, is believed to have died in the fall of 1857, probably in east-central Madison or southeastern Macoupin County, Illinois. Her place of burial is unknown, but possible near Olly Scroggins near the front of the oldest section of the Staunton (IL) City Cemetery. His second wife, Catherine Bachelor, who received a pension based on his Mexican War service, died in 1919 and is buried in St. Charles, MO.
    [Updated 21 Jan 2012]

    Family links:
    ulian Elbert Scroggins (1856 - 1933)J
    William Anderson Scroggins (1868 - 1944)
    John Pryor Scroggins (1874 - 1947)

    Aspen Grove Cemetery
    Des Moines County
    Iowa, USA
    Plot: Block 272, Lot 18, Grave 12
    GPS (lat/lon): 40.8263, -91.12114

    Created by: John M. Scroggins
    Record added: Sep 04, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 75975024.
  14. [S83] 1830 Federal Census, National Archives M19, Roll 25, Page 193
    * Ancestry Images Online: M19_25\ILM19_25-0385.sid,
  15. [S83] 1830 Federal Census, National Archives M19, Roll 25
    * Ancestry Images Online: M19_25\ILM19_25-0385.sid,
  16. [S53] USGenWeb, Site: Macoupin Co, IL, Title: "My Earliest Macoupin County Ancestors," by Eunice E. (Jones) Salter, in News From Macoupin County Genealoigical Society, by Cindy Leonard, URL:
  17. [S39] Letter, Maurice E. Scroggins to Loma Scroggins Patton, 1 Jun 1971.
  18. [S9] Ellen DalPozzo (Ellen Marie Salter), Scroggins, p. 2.
  19. [S9] Ellen DalPozzo (Ellen Marie Salter), Scroggins, p. 2, 4, 7-9.
  20. [S230] 1904 History of Macoupin Co, IL, "William was one of nine children of Prier Scroggins and Mary Tatum."