James & Lydia Poor Scurlock lived in NOrth Carolina when James died.She came with her brother and his family over the mountains from Stokes, NC to Gallia,Co later was renamed Jackson CO, OH.They arrived in 1806-1808.The county names changed in 1816.
This is the ONLY branch of Scurlock's who went NORTH, after the migration from Virginia occurred.Thisis the ONLY branch of the early Scurlock's who did not own slaves.
Story is: that Michael, the original (found) Scurlock in America was father to most of the descendents (for a few years before immigration became common) in Early America.We can prove Michael was here by 1699 but we know it had to be a few years before that.
Michael's 3 sons were Thomas Scurlough (spelled the Scottish way), Edward and Alexander.Thomas would have 3 and then 8 children if he was married twice.Finding information on woman that far back is exceedingly difficult...had to be a recorded marriage, land she got as a widow or a will or birth records.
Rosemary Corley-Neal wrote a very well documented book "Tidewater to Texas" that covered the early years.In most cases she was accurate.
The "Northern" Scurlocks celebrated being in OHIO for 200 years in 2008 when they had a heritage reunion.About 150-200 people attended from ALL 8 lines of the children.From that we decided to honor the Scurlock's by putting together a MILITARY SCRAPBOOK of all the OHIO Scurlock descendents that served in the military.We will then place the scrapbook into a library/museum for posterity.SO.... we need your help.
We are looking for pictures (particularly from the Civil War era since those pictures are so hard to come by) of the OHIO Scurlock's or their descendents who went to MO, TN, IL, IN, KS, IA, and other places yet not known.
In addition, we would like to have as much information as you can provide such as RANK, UNIT, BRANCH of Service, Muster IN/OUT dates, locations/battles where they served.Any known ribbons/medals or Ship Names/Planes that they served on.We have identified 223 names so far.We have about 100 plus pictures and still trying to find more.
We chose this Patriotic project because it has been said that a Scurlock fought in every war since the Revolutionary War....and so far that is true including Viet Nam, Desert Storm and Iraq.I think we may have identified one who is serving in Afgahnistan?.What a great way to honor your ancestor in a centralized location (the scrapbook) with all the other "cousins."
Your help is appreciated.
Helen, 3rd great granddaughter of John Scurlock War of 1812
Go to findagraveand see John in Jackson Co, OH Perkins Cemetery.
PS.There is a second early Scurlock that is claimed as Thomas Asbury Scurlock (1786-1847)(AL/TX for the early years) who had many descendents.He is reported to have been a Methodist preacher.If so, someone needs to do research through the Methodists to prove his information. As far as we can tell, he was not related to those who currently were in America when he arrived