Dec. 28, 1828 Maryville Blount County Tennessee, USA
Oct. 12, 1902 Sarcoxie Jasper County Missouri, USA
He was the son of Milas Scroggs and Elizabeth Saffell. He married Mary Caroline Carpenter 27 October 1853 in Blount County, Tennessee. They moved to Indiana in 1866, settling on a farm. John was in strong sympathy with the Union cause and volunteered for service in the Civil War. He enlisted 10 Oct 1862 as a private Co. H., Regiment 2nd Cavalry.