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Phillip Scofill

Phillip Scofill born 31 March, 1803 in South Carolina.  He married Charity Busby (b 21 February, 1809, South Carolina) on 21 December , 1826 in Bibb County, Georgia.

Charity was the daughter of William Reese Busby and Mary Winn Busby, of Bibb County, GA.  The Scofield (Scofills) of Crawford County, Ga attended Little Union Baptist Church in  Crawford County and they are buried there.

  William Winn and William Reese Busby were also members at the Little Union Church joining in 1828.  We are not sure of the relation of William Winn, if any to Mary Winn. 

Phillip and Charity Scofield had 15 children.  Elaine Labs has done an excellent compilation of the descendants of Charity and Phillip, but  it should be mentioned, they also raised at least 6 grand children, their Hatfield Grandchildren orphaned in the Civil War, and  also Ichabod Scarborough, whom I believe is also a grandchild, in 1840.

 Below is a copy of a letter he wrote to his grandson Phillip Hatfield and it is copied as it is written, some words are missing from the edge of the paper due to age :


December the 6th 1887

Dear nephew and neace

I seat myself down to write you a piece, to let you hear from me .

I am as common and doing verry well at this time.  Hope these few lines will come to your hand and find you all enjoying the same.

Well Phillip, I have not much to write but if I could see you, I would have a right more to say than I can write.  I would like to see your baby, but I know you and Nance have been spoiling it. 

Phillip, Jackson Joynerís wife is dead.  She left  3 children and Anis(?) taken them.  The baby is very ____ now.  I donít know whether it will get over it or not.  The day Frankey was buried Asberry was taken sick at Anis and been there, down with the pneumonia. He is a little better now.

Phillip all the rest of the connection is well as far as I know.  I am nearly done gathering all but a little cattering cotton.  I donít know if I will make two bales or not.  I have not had it ginned yet.  I have corn enough for me. I have not got my hogs fat yet, but I have peas enough to fatten them with, plus the mulberry (?).

I have got Lee with me this year and Frank is with me yet.  Well Phillip, I have wrote all I can, think of this time- you must forgive my short letter.  I come to a close for this time, write me soon.

I remain as ever your Granpa until death,

howdy (?)  and goodbye

Phillip Schofill




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