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.
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.
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.
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 :
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.
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.
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.
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,