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From: Melissa Carnley Folsom Boyen
Date: 25 Jun 2004
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Green Carley is mentioned in this article as the son of Ananias and Neppie. (Nepia “Neppie,” b. 1838, d. 1922, m. Ananias Carnley (both buried at Old Bethel Cemetery). Neppie was the daughter oF Vicey Cataline and John Scroggins. Vicey was the daughter of Christian and Anna Carnley .
Scroggins family settled in Horn Hill By Curtis Thomasson The Andalusia Star-News
Ancestors of the Scroggins family arrived in America during the early 1600s. It appears they came from Wales, although some claim Scotland, and landed along the Virginia coast.
The earliest relative identified in south Alabama was John A. Scroggins (John Scogin). He was listed on the 1818 Poll Tax List for Conecuh County. He was also there for the 1820 census, but he had moved to Monroe County by 1830. Since he was not named in the 1840 census, it is assumed that he had died by this date.
John was listed earlier as having been born in Pennsylvania. He had a sister named Lucretia who was born in 1800 in South Carolina. She was married to Cornelius Jackson.
John was married to Vicy Cantaline, daughter of Christian and Anna Cantaline. After Vicy’s death circa 1845, their children lived with her parents.
John and Vicy had the following children: Henry Beckley, b. 1832, d. ca 1890, m. Sarah?; Polly, b. ca 1832, d. 1915, m. Duncan/Dunklin Jackson; John, b. 1835, d. 1860-65, m. Matilda (? Cantaline); Nepia “Neppie,” b. 1838, d. 1922, m. Ananias Carnley (both buried at Old Bethel Cemetery); and Nancy, b. 1840, single.
All of the above children with the exception of Polly were living with the Christian Cantaline family in Covington County by the 1850 census. Actually, the family had moved to the Horn Hill community near Opp circa 1841. (Andalusia and Opp did not even exist at the time.) These relatives were always found near other Cantaline and Carnley families.
In 1854, Christian Cantaline (Cardaline/Cardlin) acquired 40 acres of land in the Horn Hill community. In 1857, he purchased an additional 80 acres in the same area. The same year, his grandson, Henry B. Scroggins, bought 40 acres in the same community. In 1888, Henry acquired 80 acres in the nearby Wiggins community.
Henry B. was the oldest son of John A. Scroggins. He and his wife, Sarah, had the following children: John W., b. 1852; James Jefferson, b. ca 1853, d. by 1884, m. Sarah “Sally” Harrison, daughter of Grancer Harrison of Kinston; Martha Jane, b. 1857, d. 1921, m. James Maddox Thomas; Sarah Elizabeth “Mary,” b. 1864, d. 1900, m. Elisha Carroll; and Nancy R., b. 1856, m.? Henderson in her later years and after she had given birth to several children bearing the Scroggins name.
Polly, the oldest daughter, and her husband, Duncan Jackson, reared the following children: Dave “Dee,” b. 1849, m. Mary Louise “Bobie” Jackson; John, b. 1856, d. 1936, m. Martha Luiza Jackson (first cousin); Thomas J. “Tom,” b. 1848, d. 1933, m. Mittie E. Carroll; Alex, b. 1857, m. Sarah “Sally,” Carroll; James R. “Jim,” m. Babe Carroll; and Miranda, m.? Smith.
The next son, John, and his wife, Matilda, had the following three children: Eli S., b. 1856, m. Missouri Andrews in 1880, Santa Rosa Co., Fla.; Nancy C. “Mary,” b. 1858, m. (1) Mitchell Ayres Williams; and William T., b. 1860, d. 1935, m. Eliza Jane Powell.
The next daughter, Neppie, and her husband, Ananias Carnley, reared the following three children: Green, m. (1) Mary Harrell (2) Molly King (3) ?; Calvin Hardy, b. 1862, m. Celia Ann day; and Elizabeth Victoria, b. 1857, d. 1939, m. Julius Gilbert “Bird” Day.
Although the youngest daughter, Nancy, never married, she had two children: Lum, mentally handicapped; and Laduska “Dusty,” b. 1872, m. David Williams. There is a possibility of a third child being born to Nancy.
The above brothers, Henry B. and John, were enumerated with their families in the 1860 Census for Covington County. They were 30 years and 24 years of age respectively, and both were farmers. Unfortunately, John had died by the 1870 census.
In the 1867 listing of register voters for Covington County, there were two Scogins, G.B. and J.T., recorded from Beat Number Two. In the 1870 census, G.B. Scrogin was 25 years of age with wife, E.G., who was 24 years of age. They had a one-year-old infant, J.B., at the time.
Although no relationship to the family of this sketch has been determined, there were two Scroggins children residing in the home of Reading and Lourinda Stokes when the 1860 census was taken. Lucy was 10 years of age and Brisk was eight, and they were shown as being born in Georgia. There is also some indication that they may have lived for a time in the home of Eli Cooper.
Columbus R. “Brisk” grew up and likely lived in the Antioch community where he was buried at his death in 1910. He was married to Caroline “Callie” Mitchell, daughter of Alex and Rebecca (English) Mitchell. They reared the following children: Mary Jane “Mollie,” b. 1886, d. 1978, m. William Ellie B. Stacks; Elie “Bose,” b. 1888, d. 1927, m. (1) Ida Biggs (2) Lena Cogburn; Sidney, b. ca 1893, d. 1937, m. (1) Lillia Long (2) Carrie Earl Jones; Rosa “Rosie,” b. 1894, d. 1983, m. Bishop Biggs; Rebecca, b. ca 1897, d. 1965, m. Thomas Biggs; Gilford Burnite, b. 1899, d. 1960, m. (1) Carrie Mae Jowers (2) Sabra Miller; Julia, b. 1901, d. 1984, m. (1) Monroe Turberville (2) Walden Leland Huggins; Oscar, b. 1904, d. 1984, m. Emma Cleo Floyd; Henry Albert, b. 1906, d. 1906; and Marcus, b. 1909, d. 1956, m. Cora L. Treadaway.
There is a family history publication available to the John A. Scroggins descendants. The book was compiled and written by George Scroggins. Appreciation is expressed to Dewayne Scroggins, a descendant of John and Matilda Scroggins, for sharing his family’s records for this column.
The family would appreciate any additional information or any corrections to the above data. Please contact Curtis Thomasson at Route 9, Box 97, Andalusia, AL 36420 or E-mail: email@example.com