Bio: Hastings C. Scoggins, s/o Gillim & Oretha (Chandler) Scoggins
Paulding County Sketches.
HASTINGS C. SCOGGINS, educator and farmer, Dallas,Paulding Co., Ga., son of Gillim and Oretha (Chandler) Scoggins. was born in Carroll county, Ga., in 1844. His father was born in Virginia in 1780, where he grew to manhood and then came to Georgia and settled in Oglethorpe county—one of its earliest settlers. He afterward moved to Coweta county, and thence to Carroll county, where he died—about 1860. He was a commissioned officer in the war of 1812. His mother was born in Virginia in 1800, and was married to his father in 1836—each being the other’s second conjugal companion. To them three children were born: Mrs. Elizabeth Nixon, Seaborn S., and Hastings C., the subject of this sketch. She died in 1874. Mr. Scoggins was educated in the common schools of the county—meantime working on the farm, until he was eighteen years of
age, when he began teaching. Alternately teaching and going to school, he finally acquired a good classical education and adopted the profession of a teacher. Having had the misfortune to be born with but one foot, he was exempt from military service. In 1867 he moved to Chattooga county, where he prospered; but in 1870 returned to Carroll county Two years later he moved to his present home. In 1874 he was elected justice of the peace and served three years; in 1879 he was elected tax receiver and served one term; and in 1881 he was elected school commissioner, which office he held four years. In 1885 he was elected ordinary of the county and held the office eight years, during which time he superintended the erection of the new court-house. Since 1880 he has been engaged in farming, in which he has been very successful. The public offices to which he has been successively and continuously elected, and each new office a promotion, shows that he is very popular and that his official faithfulness and ability have been appreciated. Mr. Scoggins was married Aug. 27, 1868, to Miss Sarah, (laughter of Andrew and Katie (Woods) Millican, of Chattooga county, who has borne him seven children, all sons: Charles A., Gillim A., Jesse E., O'Connor, Claudius, Alphonso C., and Robert B. It may safely be assumed that Mr. Scoggins will be continued in the public service.
Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing Historical Accounts of the State’s Civil, Military, Industrial and Professional Interests, and Personal Sketches of Many of Its People; Volume II, published by The Southern Historical Association, 1895; Pg. 675