Thank you, JoAnn, for replying to my query. Since posting it I have located some additional info on John Howard Scruggs and his mother that agrees with your data. John was born 22 Aug 1890 in Rutherford County, NC and died Oct 1966 in Mooresboro, Cleveland County, NC. He was buried at Goodes Creek Baptist Church in Rutherford County. His mother Huldah Jane Scruggs was born about 1872 and died about 1908 in Rutherford County. She did not marry John's father, Garland Goode, but she did marry Samuel McCraw about 1898. They had the following children: James W, Mary Louise, and Clarence. Samuel was born May 1879 and died 27 Feb 1917 in Rutherford County. If I can be of any assistance to you, please contact me at email@example.com.