Person Sheet

Name Hannah Tabitha Caroline Scroggins
Birth Apr 18, 1852, Tennessee
Death Feb 27, 1897, McGee Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Father Smith Scroggins Jr. (1829-1863)
Mother Ellender "Eleanore" Wells Holt (1830-1904)
1 Houston Marion Byford
Birth Dec 4, 1847, Mississippi
Death Mar 7, 1911, Garvin County, Stratford, Oklahoma
Occupation Carpenter and musician
Father William Byford (1821-)
Mother Mary Ann Farmer (1825-)
Marriage May 11, 1867, Corinth County, Alcorn, Mississippi
Children: Mary Ellen (1868-1892)
William Smith (1870-1948)
Annie (1872-1877)
Thomas Jefferson (1874-1967)
John Houston (1877-1973)
James Robert (Dock) (1879-1960)
Martha Rovilla (1881-1957)
George Washington (1883-1964)
Andrew Jackson (1885-1960)
Abigail Fannie (Abby) (1887-1910)
Maggie Lena (1891-)
Ethel Lillian (1893-)
Charlie Stutson (1897-1897)
Notes for Hannah Tabitha Caroline Scroggins
Hannah Tabitha Caroline Scroggins Byford was christened in the Free Will Baptist in Indian Territory in McGee, Oklahoma. She is buried in Lewis Cemetery near Stratford, Oklahoma.

Somewhere between March, 1868 and February 28, 1879, the family moves to Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky.

Between 1870 and 1872, this family has moved to Arkansas from Kentucky.

1879 - Around this year, Houston Marion Byford and Hannah Tabitha Caroline Scroggins Byford, move their family from Saline County, Arkansas to Scott County, Arkansas. Her brother, William Alexander (Billy) Scroggins, who has previously moved to Scott County in 1874, near Black Fork, comes to Saline County to visit his sister and convinces Houston and Caroline to move to Scott County.

February 27, 1897 - Hannah Tabitha Caroline Scroggins Byford dies in McGee, Indian Territory of blood poisoning shortly after the birth of her son, Charley Byford. Her son Thomas Jefferson Byford and her daughter, Emma Byford, care for the baby after her death until the baby dies at 10 months of age. Caroline was 44 years of age. Thomas Jefferson Byford wrote: Mother (Hannah) died from blood poisoning shortly after little Charley was born. Emma and I cared for the baby until he passed away, when he was about 10 months old. We also helped Dad take care of the smaller children. Dad lived until 1911.

From Brenda Scroggins:

!BIO: Information from Brenda Scroggins Sawyer, Texas City, Texas 77590.; <<Hannah Tabitha Caroline Scroggins>>, b. April 18, 1852 in Lincoln County, Tennessee; d. February 27, 1897 in McGee, Indian Territory (Oklahoma); m. Houston Marion Byford May 14, 1867 in Corinth, Tishomingo County (now Alcorn County), Mississippi.

!BIO: Information from Brenda Scroggins Sawyer, Texas City, Texas 77590.; Ellender was born in April, 1830 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Callie (Scroggins) Hollis told Loma (Scroggins) Patton that Ellender's maiden name was Wells. I have found two different books on Tennessee marriages that list her name as Eleanor Holt. Ellender could write and she spelled her first name, Ellender and not Eleanor. I believe that Wells is her maiden name and that she was married for a short while to a man named Holt before she married Smith. After Smith was killed in the Civil war, Ellender remained for several years in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. She moved her family before 1870 to Decatur County, Tennessee where she was living during the 1870 Census. Sometime before 1874 she moved her family to Saline County, Arkansas. There she remarried to a widower with five children named Lemuel Worthy. Her son-in-law, Houston Marion Byford, was a Justice of the Peace and performed the marriage ceremony. We have found a marriage record for an Ellen Scoggins (45) and John Worthy (50) in Saline County, Arkansas on November 7, 1875. We think this could possibly be them. Ellender would have been (45) years old that year. Before 1879 the family moved farther west to Scott County, Arkansas near the town of Black Fork. This is where they were living during the 1880 census. Ellender later moved to McGee, Oklahoma with the Byford family, as her husband Lem Worthy had died. It appears that after her daughter, <<Hannah Tabitha Caronline (Scroggins) Byford>> died in 1897, she went to live with her granddaughter, Minnie Laura (Scroggins) Gardner because in 1900 Ellender was living with her in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (present day Bryan County, Oklahoma. Sometime after 1900 she moved to Texas with he son, William Alexander Scorggins. She died August 19, 1904 in Cothrans, Lamar County, Texas. She was 74 years old when she died. "Cothrans" or "Cothrans Store" is now known as Tigertown. Tigertown is in Lamar County, Texas and is several miles east of Selfs in Fannin County, Texas.
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