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A. Brice SCAGGS adopted by J.R. Ferguson
Posted by: Lilla Date: December 21, 1999 at 22:20:52
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I found Brice Scaggs Ferguson (b.Feb 1870, Hempstead Co. AR) in the 1900 census living with J.R. Ferguson & his wife Mollie - they are Brice's adoptive parents. With Brice is his wife Mollie Eason and their two children.

So I know now that J.R. Ferguson is indeed the adoptive parent of Brice as this is actually stated on the census. This couple has no children of their own. This too is stated on the 1900 census.

Still no leads on who Brice's birth parents are. All I know is his mother is Sarah, and father is someone Scaggs. Brice has two brother's Elias Scaggs b.1860 and Henry Clay Scaggs b.1863. All three children b. in Hempstead Co. AR. Henry Clay is adopted by Simon T. Sanders family of Hempstead County. Per one source Brice was 6 weeks old when parents died.

Ferguson, J.R. AR HEMPSTEAD CO. OZAN TWP 423 1870

1870. J. R. Fergerson 29 farmer AR
M. J. " 20 (female)AL
J. H. " 24 clerk AR

1880, did not locate only houselolds of Henry and William

1900 census, DeRoan Twp page 136, Hempstead Co.
born age marr'd
Ferguson, J.R. Apr 1840 60 33yr AR KY AR farmer
,Mollie Feb 1849 51 no child AL NC NC {Mollie J per 1870}
,Brice Feb 1870 30 6Yr AR AR AR farmer adopted
,Mollie O. Feb 1877 23 2 child AL AL AL daughter-in-law {Eason is maiden name}
,P.L. Jan 1895 5 AR AR AL grandson {Penn}
, A. A. Apr 1897 3 AR AR AL granddaughter {Alma}.

Have a Merry Christmas, Lilla

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