Doubt there is any connection to your Scaggs family; but since my sister forwarded this to me, I looked into my Ferguson Family Book and have the following information that may or may not be of help to you. Our Lourisa Ferguson Scaggs, was born 1864, the eighth child of William Morris Ferguson andMargaret (Peggy) Scaggs, born ca 1820; d. Mar. 1899. Both are buried in the Patrick Creek Cemetary of Wayne Co. WV. Can find no names referring to Ambrose Brice as being connected thru adoption to any of our Ferguson line. But, perhaps they could have changed the name. Who knows? Sorry to not be of any more help.