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Sarah Anabella Scruggs

Female 1826 - 1913  (87 years)

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  • Name Sarah Anabella Scruggs  [1, 2, 3
    Born 16 Jan 1826  Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Dec 1913  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Harvey Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • The State of TEXAS, County of Sabine

         Statement of Mrs. Sarah A. Harvey, made at her home in Sabine County, TEXAS
      on the 24 day of Jan.A. D. 1913.

      My name is Sarah A. Harvey. I was born on the 16th day of January A.D. 1826,
      near the town of Florence, in the State of Alabama. I am the daughter of Jesse T.Scruggs
      and Susan  Thornton Scruggs. My father and mother moved from the State of Alabama,
      to Sabine County, Texas, about the year 1836, and settled when we first came to Texas,
      near Milam, and resided there about one year. We then moved to Hamilton on the Sabine
      River, and lived there not quite one year, and moved fron there and settled on the
      McAdams tract or land in Sabine county, and lived there a great many years. I was
      married while living on that tract of land to Robert Harvey on August, 10th
      1854, and after my marriage; my husband and I moved to the place I now reside on,
      where I have lived ever since then, and this place I now reside is about two and
      one half miles from the John McAdams tract of land. I knew Lawrence McGuire and his
      family for many years. When my father and mother came to Texas about 1836, Lawrence
      McGuire, and his family came with them, and all settled in Sabine County. Hambleton
      McGuire, so I was told by Lawrence  McGuire, came to Texas about one year before we
      did, and we found him in Sabine County when we arrived there.

          Lawrence McGuire's family when we moved to Texas consisted of his wife, a son
      named Hambleton B. McGuire, and two daughters: one named Mary, the other named Arabella.
      Lawrence McGuire was married one time, and by his said wife he had the above children.
      My mother was Susan Thornton Scruggs, died after we came to Texas, and my father,
      Jesse T.Scruggs, married Mary McGuire one of the two sisters of Hambleton McGuire.
      My husband, Robert Harvey, had been married once before I married him, and his first
      wife was Arabella McGuire, a sister of Hambleton McGuire, and a daughter of Lawrence
      McGuire, as above stated.

          Lawrence McGuire died in Sabine County, Texas, about year A.D. 1855, and he was
      buried in the McGuire burial ground on the John McAdams survey in Sabine County.;
      his first wife died prior to his death, and is buried in the same burial ground near
      him. At the time of his death, Lawrence McGurie left surviving him; his son, Hambleton
      B. NcGuire, who was a practicing physician; and his daughter Mary McGuire, who married
      my father; and the children of Arabella, who was my husbands first wife, who was the
      daughter of Lawrence McGuire as above stated. Hy husband, Robert Harvey, as the guardian
      of his children by Arabella McGuire, his first wife.

          Lawrence McGuire, at the time of his death was the Owner of a one-half interest
      in a tract of about twelve hundred and eighty acres (128O), a part of the John McAdams
      survey, in Sabine County, which he purchased, together with his son, Hambleton McGuire;
      from John McAdams about the year 1848. He also owned some negroes, and had some money.
      After his death, a division was made of his estate among his heirs, and Hambleton
      McGuire was given as his part of the estate the interest owned by Lawrence McGuire
      in the John McAdams survey in Sabine County, Texas; Mary Scruggs, nee McGuire, my
      step-mother, received two negroes as her portion of the estate, and
      the children of Arabella Harvey, nee McGuire, received cash as their portion of the
      estate, and this money was paid to my husband Robert Harvey, who was guardian of said
      children, and their father.

          Hambleton McGuire after he received as his portion of the estate owned by his father
      in the John McAdams survey, sold the land about the year 1861 to J. H. Burroughs.
      Hambleton B. McGuire was frequently at our house, and was there just prior to the
      time he sold his land to J.M.  Burroughs, and was talking with my father, and he stated
      to him that he was going to sell the land to said Burroughs. He was there a short
      while after this, and stated that he had sold all the John McAdams survey to J. M.
      Borroughs, and that he had also sold said Borroughs a Negro woman named Hannah.

          J. M. Burroughs at that time was living on a tract of land adjoining the John
      McAdams survey, and after the purchase of the John McAdams tract from Hambleton McGuire,
      as stated above, he cultivated a large portion of the said McAdams survey, and had it
      cultivated for about forty years, and at all times claimed it as his own. J.M. Burroughs
      was an attorney at law, and Was ummarried.

          This statement is made in the prescence of T. G. Minton, who signs my name hereto
      at my request for the reason that on account of extreme age, 1 am unable to write,
      and also in the presence of Docia Harvey, wife of Perkins Harvey, and in the presence
      of W.C.Ramsey.

           Witness my hand at home, on this day 24th of June A.D. 1913.

           (signed)  Sarah A. Harvey

           Sworn to and SUbSCribed before me at the home of Sarah A. Harvey

           in Sabine County, Texas on this the 24th day of January, A.D. 1913.

                                               T.G. Minton, J.P. TX official

                                               Notary Public in and for Sabine Co., Texas


        Docia Harvey

        W.C. Ramsey

        Filed for record Jan.27, 1913

        Recorded in Deed Book no. 5, at pages 678 and 679.

      (Sent via email by Irene Walton on 23 March 2006. Irene's email address at the time was: The email attachment was a word document titled
    Person ID I1226  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Jesse Thomas Scruggs, Sr.,   b. 1 Feb 1799, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1882, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Susan A. Thornton,   b. Bef 1805,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1825  [1
    Family ID F850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert S. Harvey,   b. Abt 1826, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1882  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1854  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
     1. Jesse Harvey,   b. Abt 1856,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Susan A. Harvey,   b. 2 Aug 1848, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1937, Zwolle, Sabine Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Sarah Harvey,   b. Abt Nov 1859,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lucy J. Harvey,   b. 25 Mar 1866,   d. 9 Nov 1933, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1826 - Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Aug 1854 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1913 - Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S485] Walton, Irene Email Transcription of Affadavit of Sarah A. HARVEY dated 24 Jan 1913.

    2. [S1207] McCary, Mackie & Kay "Harvey Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ;

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online];, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 64877058 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S339] Betts, Leatha A--Family Researcher ( 777 West 1000 South Woods Cross, UT 84087, (

    5. [S434] Toole, Blanche "Sabine County Marriages 1875-1900 1900-1910 Prior to 1875" c. 1983.