Born: 1809-07-07 Warren County, Kentucky
Flourished: 1840-03-01 Mount Pulaski, Illinois
Scroggin moved with his parents to Gallatin County, Illinois, in 1812. He relocated to Logan County in 1828. During the Black Hawk War, he served as a private in John Dawson's company of the Spy Battalion. In 1835, he married Emily Turley, with whom he had seven children. In the 1830s and 1840s, Scroggin purchased 160 acres near and west of Mount Pulaski. In 1850, he was farming and owned $2,000 in real estate. Scroggin was a Democrat in political affiliation.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 1 January 1835, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; History of Logan County, Illinois (Chicago: Donnelley, Loyd, 1878), 419; Lawrence B. Stringer, History of Logan County, Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer, 1911), 81; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Logan County, 69:31, 75; 70:24, 119, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Logan County, IL, 182.