Scagg, Scaggs, Scags, Sceggs,
Skaggs, Skeggs[i]

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

James Scaggs

James Scaggs , immigrant, was in Augusta Co., VA on 28 Nov 1749.  He was a farmer.  On 28 May 1751 he purchased 100 acres of land.  James Scaggs m. Rachel (unknown ) .    James & Rachel Scaggs  had a son:

James , Jr. ; property was conveyed to him on 11 Jan 1754.

The following list of Scaggs men were in the Pittsylvania Co., VA area around 1767.  It is said that Charles  & Richard  are brothers of Henry Scaggs , Long Hunter.  Reasoning that the families stayed in the same area, then John & Zachariah may also be brothers of Henry Scaggs.  It is not known who their parents would have been.  Brothers(?):

Henry Scaggs   - Long Hunter; m. Mary
Richard Scaggs
Charles Scags
  - Cherokee War, SC; m. Lucy
John Scags
, m. Elizabeth .  He was wounded in the Battle of King’s Mountain.
Zachariah Scaggs
, m. Anne ‘Nanny’ (unknown )

In 1761, 18 men from Pittsylvania County & Henry County hunted 18 months in the Hawkins County, Tennessee area.  Henry Scaggs [ii] was among those longhunters in the party.  In 1764 & 1765 Henry Scaggs explored further into Tennesse as a representative of Henderson & Company, a land company.  In 1770, Henry Scaggs once again passes throught the Cumberland Gap.

Zachariah ScaggsO

Zachariah Scaggs   the ancestor of this branch of the family first appears on a tithable list in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1767.  He was living in Montgomery County, Virginia prior to the Revolutionary War.  The place and date of Zachariah's birth are unknown .

Revolutionary War Service

On 13 Sept 1777, Zachariah Scaggs   signed the oath of allegiance in Captain Daniel Trigg 's Company of Militia, Montgomery County, Virginia.

 Zachariah  Scaggs made a Deed of Gift on 1 Mar 1816 conveying 242 acres to John   Scaggs

 Zachariah Scaggs , d. 2 Jun 1818, Russell Co., VA; m. in either Halifax or Pittsylvania Co., VA to  Anne 'Nanny' (unknown ).  Zachariah & Anne Scaggs   had only (1) one known son:

 1.  Jeremiah Skaggs , b. Pittsylvania County, VA; m. 1 Nov 1788 to Hannah Lester .

Jeremiah Skaggs

1.  Jeremiah Skaggs , son of Zachariah & Anne Scaggs, b. Pittsylvania County, VA; d. 1798, Russell County, VA; m. 1 Nov 1788, Montgomery County, VA to Hannah Lester , daughter of Abner  & Martha Lester , b. 1772-1773.  Jeremiah  & Hannah Skaggs  had (5) five children:

1.1..  Nancy , b. Montgomery County, VA; d. 23 Oct 1868, Tazewell County, VA; m. abt 1806, Tazewell County, VA to James Whitt .
1.2.  Martha
, b. abt 1791, Montgomery or Russell County, VA; m. abt 1808-1810 to 'Griffy' Griffith Whit t.
1.3.  'Lidia' Lydia Ann
, b. 2 Nov 1793, Russell County, VA; d. 12 Dec 1871, Lee County, VA; m. bef. 1819, Russell County, VA to John C. Olinger , son of John C. Olinger  I, b. 17 Nov 1790.  SEE OLINGER
1.4.  John
, b.  22 Nov 1795, Russell County, VA; m. Cynthia Horton .
1.5.  Hannah
, b. abt 1797; m. Squire Oney .

After Jeremiah's death Hannah Lester  m.2nd ca. 1801 to Edmund Whitt .

[i] “Early Settlers of Lee County Virginia and Adjacent Counties, Vol. II”, compiled by Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales, pp. 616-618
“Bicentennial History of Lee Co., VA"