Submitted by Wayne Scoggins
Contributor's note: This
represents four pages from a home-made book that was compiled by
Mrs. Ann S. Englebert of Green Pond (
THE LEGACY OF A FAMILY
THE SCOGGINS FAMILY
When I started this book, I did it in memory of my
father, Ross Melton Cleveland M C Scoggins. But after I got started
I realized that there was two other people that deserved some recognition. I do this book in loving memory of FIELDEN AND
SALLY SCROGGINS. These two people had a very hard life, and it's a shame that you can't legally prove that they ever existed
as a family. Just a note on a family sheet. We know they were real, because of the stories told to us by our fathers. My
father told me how difficult life was in the days of his childhood being
in a family with Indian blood line. You see Sally was a Creek Indian, the story Daddy and Uncle Walter told me
was, Sally was the only daughter of an Indian Chief, she was a Princess.
I am very proud to be a descendent of Fielden and Sally Scroggins, after all Sally is a true American. I have enjoyed learning about my family and I intend to keep looking for more information, maybe I can find some legal proof of this family.
I would like to apologize if I wrote a date wrong or if I misspelled anyone's name, forgive me.
Family Group sheet
Fielden, Born ca 1790, Married SALLY, a Creek
Indian woman. In1832 Fielden and Sally are listed on the Creek Indian
census with Sally listed as head of household. They were living in the Creek Indian town of Cusetta (Cussetaw) on the
Little Uchee ( Euchee ) Creek in Russell County Alabama;
In 1840 Fielden is listed on the federal census as Livingin Dale County Alabama.
Cleveland used to tell of the hardships his Grandfather's family endured. Fielden was called a SQUAW MAN, and his
grandfather James was referred to as a HALF BREED.
1. James M Scroggins
JAMES M SCROGGINS