The individuals below may appear in your DNA matches.
Some Scoggin(s) and Scroggin(s) families appear to have the same origin. The name has morphed both directions over time among family members. Example: Wayne LeRoy Scroggins, 1930-2006, descends from a Scoggins line who surname morphed from Scoggin to Scroggin in 1859.
However, there are indeed two distinct Scoggins and Scroggins families that are not related. They have different origins.
I track both families in my tree as both appear within DNA matches among all branches of our Golden family.
DNA matches with Scroggins are plentiful. How and when our families connected is somewhere in the 5th-8th cousin range.
DNA matches with direct lineage Scroggins exists across almost all Golden lines descendant from William and Nelly Golden in the late 1700s.
There is one particular line that DNA matches seem to associate with, the family of Benjamin Rice, 1792–1857, and Margaret (Peggy) Scroggin, 1792–1859.
Parents of Margaret Scroggin were Humphrey John Scroggin II, 1763–1845, and Sarah Ann (Sallie) Kirby, 1764–1837. Both the Scroggin and Kirby line are probably contributory to our DNA admixture.
- Parents of Humphrey John Scroggin were George Scroggins, 1692–1769, and Elizabeth Warren, 1690–1750, from William and Mary Parish, Charles County in southern Maryland (SOMD). SOMD is far to drive by car from the Upper Neck of Virginia, which was one of the earliest areas settled in both Maryland and Virginia, but one area to the other by boat across the Potomac River is no more than five miles.
- Parents of Sarah Ann (Sallie) Kirby were David Leonard Kirby, 1738–1811, and Rachel Elizabeth Tarrant, 1739–1811. Tarrant family DNA matches are abundant across Golden lines. Author of this family history, Bill Golden is a direct descendant of the Tarrants with his 6th great-grandparents being Leonard Douthitt Tarrant, 1714–1791, and Mary Rose Hargrove, 1719–1755. Descendency of Bill Golden to the Tarrants: Leonard Douthitt Tarrant ++10 1714-1791 … 6th great-grandfather James M. Tarrant ++7 Rev War VA Militia Capt 1753-1840 … Son of Leonard … Continue reading
THESIS: Until such time as a Scroggin intermarriage can be shown to introduce Scroggin DNA into our family lines, a thesis is that Scroggins and our Goldens may be sharing Tarrant descendant DNA which is causing us to match.
~~~ 1660: Born at Pyckyawaxon or Charles, Maryland, George Scroggins, c1660–1697, married to Susanna Lowe, 1660–1700. Scroggin’s parents are unknown. Suggested parents are George Scroggin, 1630–1700 and Susan Hess, 1630–1700.
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|↑1||Example: Wayne LeRoy Scroggins, 1930-2006, descends from a Scoggins line who surname morphed from Scoggin to Scroggin in 1859.|
|↑2||Descendency of Bill Golden to the Tarrants:|
Leonard Douthitt Tarrant ++10 1714-1791
… 6th great-grandfather
James M. Tarrant ++7 Rev War VA Militia Capt 1753-1840
… Son of Leonard Douthitt Tarrant ++10
Drucilla Elizabeth Tarrant 1808-1849
… Daughter of James M. Tarrant ++7 Rev War VA Militia Capt
Margaret Ellen Hemphill ++4 1829-1916
… Daughter of Drucilla Elizabeth Tarrant
Thomas Richard Belcher ++ 1852-1922
… Son of Margaret Ellen Hemphill ++4
John Allen Belcher 1875-1957
… Son of Thomas Richard Belcher ++
Readie Mae Belcher (Golden) ++ 1907-1993
… Daughter of John Allen Belcher
John Henry (John, Johnny) Golden ++ USMC 1934-2001
… Son of Readie Mae Belcher (Golden) ++