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Fred O.  Scroggs

Fred Otto Scroggs was born March 6, 1891 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina, the son of Lillie Alloway Strange and Lucius Leander "Lush" Scroggs, a farmer. He grew up in Brasstown, Clay County, and was a very progressive fellow for his time. He graduated from Young Harris College in northern Georgia and was a school teacher in his early adulthood.

Scroggs ran the general store in Brasstown, and was instrumental in organizing the local community support for the creation of the John C. Campbell Folk School in 1925. Scroggs was heavily involved in Brasstown community affairs well into the late 1950s. He worked at preserving the personal stories of the Civil War Veterans and documented other events of his time. He also ran a small rock shop in Brasstown (an adjunct to his general store?). The "Rockhounders Building" still stands in Brasstown; the exterior of the chimney is laid up with blue and white Marble and the inside is veneered with dozens of examples of minerals from the local area as well as other parts of the country.

Scroggs married Mary ("Mae") Jane Arrant (1896-1984), and together they had ten children: Lucille, Robert, Blanche, Boyd, Fay, Mercer, Dale, Wanda, John and one other. He died January 1, 1967, in Brasstown, Clay County, North Carolina.

U.S. Federal Census, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
Social Security Death Index.
North Carolina Death Index.
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