Anderson Scroggins (F142)1

M, #55, (bet. 1826 & 1827 - 1885)

  • Reference: [55:L] (SP:F142)




  • Name-HS: (BS:A4).

Child of Anderson Scroggins (F142) & Ellen Gaskill

Children of Anderson Scroggins (F142) & Catherine Bachelor

  • Last Edited: 30 Mar 2016


  1. 55.
  2. [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.
  3. [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:.
  4. [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.
  5. [S212] IL Marriage Index, URL:…, Groom: SCROGGINS, ANDERSON, Bride: GASKILL, ELLEN, County: BOND, Date: 11/22/1855, Vol/Page: A/ 195.
  6. [S1] Need to find source(s).
  7. [S83] 1830 Federal Census, National Archives M19, Roll 25, Page 193
    * Ancestry Images Online: M19_25\ILM19_25-0385.sid,
  8. [S84] 1840 Federal Census, National Archives M704, Roll 64
    * Ancestry Images Online: M704_64\ILM704_64-0219.sid,
  9. [S17] Lois Loma Scroggins Patton (Lois Loma Scroggins), Wars & Mr. Scroggins, p. 1-62 & 1-63.
  10. [S1022] Pension application of Catherine Scroggins Catherine Bachelor based military service of Anderson Scroggins (F142) (National Archives).
  11. [S35] "Notes taken by Maurice Elbert Scroggins in conversation with Dorothy Driemeyer, Edwardsville, IL, 5 Nov 1967 & Other Documents,."
  12. [S17] Lois Loma Scroggins Patton (Lois Loma Scroggins), Wars & Mr. Scroggins, p. 1-62, 1-63, & 1-107.
  13. [S1022] Pension application of Catherine Scroggins Catherine Bachelor based military service of Anderson Scroggins (F142), Abstract, 7 Nov 1895 (National Archives).
  14. [S1023] "Compiled Military Service Record of Anderson Scroggins" (Anderson Scroggins (F142), Card abstract (Scan cards).
  15. [S185] Roberta Zeiser, "Ross," e-mail message to jms, 18 Mar 1999.
  16. [S1951] Unknown author, MO Death Index, Matilda Ross.
  17. [S99] Unknown author, New Family Search, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for William Anderson Scroggins
    Name:      William Anderson Scroggins
    Titles and Terms (original):      
    Death Date:      13 Aug 1944
    Death Place:      Venice, Madison, Illinois
    Gender:      Male
    Marital Status:      
    Race or Color:      
    Age:      76
    Estimated Birth Year:      1868
    Birth Date:      06 Mar 1868
    Birthplace:      Staunton, Illinois
    Father's Titles and Terms (original):      
    Father's Birth Place:      
    Mother:      Catherine Batchelor
    Mother's Titles and Terms (original):      
    Mother's Birth Place:      
    Occupation:      Watchman
    Residence:      Venice, Madison, Illinois
    Street Address:      
    Spouse:      Lena
    Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):      
    Spouse's Birthplace:      
    Burial Date:      16 Aug 1944
    Burial Place:      Alton, Madison, Illinois
    Cemetery:      Valhalla
    Additional Relatives:      
    Digital Folder Number:      4163889
    Image Number:      862
    Film Number:      1983999
    Volume/Page/Certificate Number:      cn 32506.
  18. [S1730] 1870 Federal Census, National Archives, M-593, Roll 798, Page 54R, (28 Jul 1870)
    Ancestry Images Online: MOM593_798-0110
    Dwelling, 501, Family, 501, Head: A. Scroggins
    27. Scroggins, A., 43,m,w, Laborer, $250 personal, IL
    28. Scroggins, Kate, 29,f,w, Keeps House, IN
    29. Scroggins, Albert, 13,m,w, IL
    30. Scroggins, Matilda, 5,f,w, IL
    31. Scroggins, Wm. A., 2,m,w, IL.
  19. [S1] John P's 1941 affidavit for John J's delayed birth certificate gives John P's birthplace as Litchfield, Illinois. The 1900 census shows John P's birthplace as Missouri; 1910 shows it as Illinois; and it is illegible in the 1920 census.
  20. [S90] 1900 Federal Census, National Archives T623, Roll 326
    * Ancestry Images Online: 1900, Madison Village, Venice Twp, Madison Co, IL, ED 68, Sheet 1, [Image 2 of 42], -
  21. [S91] 1910 Federal Census, National Archives T624, Roll 310, Page 114B
    * Ancestry Images Online:
  22. [S92] 1920 Federal Census, National Archives M625, Roll 390, Sheet 5A, * Ancestry Images Online:
    T625_390\ILT625_390-1111.sid, -
  23. [S1250] Letter, Lois Jean Thorn to John M. Scroggins, 29 Aug 2002 (Also, followup telephone call, 3 Sep 2002).
  24. [S2261] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, URL:,
    Name:      John Prior Scroggins
    City:      Not Stated
    County:      Madison
    State:      Illinois
    Birth Date:      1 May 1874
    Race:      White
    Roll:      1614347
    DraftBoard:      3.
  25. [S2] LDS Church, "Ancestral File (TM)", Ancestral File.
  26. [S2398] 1885 unknown record type, unknown location, unknown record info.
  27. [S13] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch number:
  28. [S1277] Gertrude Pfeiffer Johnson, 468-01-8797, p. 11, Says "Joseph Gross" and "Matilda Scroggins."
  29. [S2393], Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, URL:,
    Name:      Malilda Scroggins
    Marriage Date:      27 Jul 1885
    Marriage Location:      St Davidenco of M Scroggins, St Charles, Missouri
    Image actually says "the residence of Mrs. Scroggins"
    Marriage County:      St Charles
    Spouse Name:      Joseph Gross.