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Scroggins & Strange from northern VA

In 1817 Reuben Strange (wife Courtney) was freed in Winchester, Frederick, VA. Several of Reuben's descendants moved from northern Virginia to Pennsylvania where they settled in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. While tracing families with Strange surname in PA I found several apparently related Scroggins/Scrogens families that also moved to PA from northern VA.

1850 census: Turners, Fauquier, VA
HOH: Anna Scroggins (b. 1804) with sons John (b. 1836), Philip, Fleet, Edward

1860 census: South West Revenue District, Fauquier, VA
HOH: John Scroggins (b. 1835 VA) with wife Nelly

1870 census: Leesburg P.O., Northern Division, Loudoun, VA
HOH: Fleet Scroggins, 28, laborer; wife Mary, 21, keeping house; dau Anna, 2

1870 census:
William Scroggins, 27, barber, b. 1843 MD

1880 census: Scott, Fauquier, VA
HOH: John Scroggins (b. 1835 VA); wife Nellie; children Philip, Georgeanna, William F., Charles E., Fielden J. (b. 1872 VA), Herbert B. (b. 1874 VA), Henry Walter (b. 1876), Wade H.; also John Scroggins (b. 1864 VA), single laborer, in household of John H. Cochran

1890 Pittsburgh, PA City Directory:
Reuben Strange, pud (puddler in steel mill?), 3009 Smallman. Father of Ralph and chef William.
Edmond Strange, laborer, 21 Voegtly, A (Could be related to Edmond Strange, USCT Civil War soldier, b. 1818 VA; resident of ME 1870-80?)
Emmanuel Strange, janitor, rear 136 Fifth Avenue
Arthur Strange, waiter, 23 Pearl, A (Could be son of Charles & Rebecca in Clarke County, VA 1880?)
John Edmonds, marble polisher, 67 Colwell
Mary Edmonds, 67 Colwell
William Scroggins, porter, 502 Wood
William H. Scroggins, barber, 50 N. Diamond; 277 East A

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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