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Scroggin, Thomas J.

Born: 1807-11-20 Kentucky

Died: 1850-10-13

Flourished: 1840-03-01 Mount Pulaski, Illinois

Scroggin married Lucy Turley in Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1830. The couple settled in Logan County, Illinois, where he purchased 240 acres of land between 1831 and 1835. Scroggin was postmaster of Georgetown, Illinois, and, in 1841, won election as a school trustee in Mount Pulaski. In 1850, he was working as a farmer and owned $2,000 in real estate.

Gravestone, Carlyle Cemetery, Mount Pulaski, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 28 January 1830, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Logan County, 68:101, 182, 258, 69:31; Lawrence B. Stringer, History of Logan County, Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer, 1911), 1:437, 597; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Mount Pulaski, Logan County, IL, 178.