Continued: "Walton's of Old Virginia" by Wilmer Kerns.
Marriage Register 1 & 2 page 34 in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Nelson County, VA; record of John A. Scruggs and Amanda D. Christian dated 9 Mar 1836.
Buckingham Co., VA Register of Deaths.
1850 Nelson Co., VA census
John A Scruggs 61
Amanda P Scruggs 34 Frances C Scruggs 13 William E Scruggs 11 John J Scruggs 9 Martha A Scruggs 7 Frederic C Scruggs 6 Mary E Scruggs 5 Amanda E Scruggs 1 James Christian 76 William R Christian 46 James B Christian 19 1860 Appomattox Co., VA census
John A Scruggs 53
Amanda D Scruggs 44 Frances C Scruggs 22 William E Scruggs 20 John J Scruggs 18 Martha A Scruggs 15 Frederick Scruggs 14 Emma Scruggs 12 Bettie A Scruggs 10 Thomas W Scruggs 8 Terisha Scruggs 1 Jesse Mitchell 32 1870 Nelson Co., VA census
John A Scruggs 62
Mary E Scruggs 22 Frederick C Scruggs 25 Thomas Scruggs 18 Ferry dellard Scruggs 10 1880 Nelson Co., VA census
Jno. A. Scruggs 72
Terry D. Scruggs 22 Chancery Orders Nelson Co., Virginia Book D 1860-1870 page 75 dated 28 Sept 1865: John A. Scruggs & Amanda formerly Amanda Christian & Sam'l. Read adm'r of Geo. H. Christian vs Silas P. Vawter Trustee for Jas. Christian & in his own right & w/Eliz. & others. Terisha W. Dillard who purchased one of the tracts of land since dec'd. Commr to execute conveyance to Wm, Sally C., Mary & Jas Dillard, children & heirs at law of Terisha Dillard & his widow, Mary E.
Nelson County, VA Deed Book 15 pages 543-544 dated 28 Feb 1860; Judith Seay of Bedford Co., VA to John A. Scruggs. All int in tr of Nelson Co. land sold by Seay to Lankford. Judith Seay widow of James Seay.
Nelson Co., VA Deed Book 15 page 568. Wm. S. Loving, Commr. to John A. Scruggs 220 acres of Richd Clark est. (Wm S. Loving, Adm't) adj lands of Stephen Turner & others & upon which the said Scruggs now resides.
Chancery Court Nelson Co., VA.. Sara S. Christian v John A. Scruggs, Admr, et al. John A. Scruggs served as adm'r of his brother-in-law Wm Robert Christian's est. Wm's widow, Sara later brought suit accusing John of wasting the estate. See Part III, Misc. Section for the details of this interesting case.
Nelson CO.,, VA Deed Book 16 page 351 DT dated 9 Jan 1866 bet John A. Scruggs, 1st pt; Wm E. Scruggs, 2nd pt; Wm. A.B. Scruggs, T.W. Scruggs & Reuben C. Coffey, 3rd pt (Note: Reuben Coffee m 5 Sep 1801, Amherst Co., VA nancy Giles , dau of Wm. Giles & his wife Margaret) 582 acres.
Nelson CO., VA Deed Book 15 pages 542-543; James C. Lankford & wife Eliz to John A. Scruggs 133 acres dated 13 Apr 1852.
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