A. D. SCRUGGS, A. B., M. D., was born in Monroe County, Tenn., May 29, 1842. He is the son of John SCRUGGS, a native of Greene County, Tenn., who was educated in Tusculum College, of which he was afterward a professor for some time, and later took to the ministry of the Missionary Baptist Church. His mother was formerly Miss Theresa CARTER, who was born in Cocke County, Tenn. In their family were thirteen children--eight sons and five daughters, of whom seven are now living--three sons and four daughters. Our subject is a graduate of Mossy Creek College. In 1861 he entered the Confederate service as hospital steward of the Fifty-ninth Tennessee Infantry Regiment, and during and after the siege of Vicksburg was acting assistant surgeon of his regiment. He read medicine with his brother and in 1885, entered Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, from which institution he graduated in 1867. He began practicing in McMinn County, continuing there with success until 1871, when he came to Cleveland, where he has since been practicing, having built up an excellent trade. He now confines himself to a select or special practice, and his twenty-six years of active work in his profession eminently fit him for the care of the sick. In 1867 he married Miss Maggie HEISKELL, of Monroe County, by whom he has five children--two sons and two daughters living. In 1874 he entered the drug business, and has thus continued since, the firm now being SCRUGGS, COOPER & BOSTICK. He is a Democrat, and his wife is a Cumberland Presbyterian
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