27 February 2006

Benjamin Scoggin in the Civil War

Benjamin Scoggin’s gravestone in the Raymond Cemetery in Mississippi.

Company D 7th Texas Infantry (Bass Grays) was organized primarily in Harrison County, Texas, although I found nothing definitive about Benjamin Scoggin in that county. In 1860 there was a Benjamin Scoggin in Navarro County, Texas, age 33, who was born in Alabama. He had a wife, Sarah, age 27, who was born in Tennessee, and a daughter, Sarah, age 6, born in Texas. They were living with the Doctor H.J. Cage family (originally from Tennessee). Is this the Benjamin Scoggin buried in the Rodney, Mississippi, cemetery who was killed in the Civil War?

The SCOGGIN/SCROGGINS name is of special interest to me because our hard-to-find ancestor, Ransom Scroggins Rice, MAY have a connection based upon his middle name. Purely speculation at this point, though.

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