Person:William Scott (184)

     
William Hazelton Scott
d.16 Jul 1884
m. Abt 1805
  1. William Hazelton Scott1805 - 1884
  2. Thomas S. Scott1821 -
m. 3 Jan 1833
  1. James Thomas Scott1833 - 1916
  2. William Covington Scott1836 - 1916
  3. Mary Ellen Scott1839 - 1904
  4. Joseph T. Scott1840 - 1917
  5. Margaret ScottEst 1843 -
  6. Robert T. ScottAbt 1846 - Abt 1863
  7. Gilbert Kimball ScottAbt 1849 - 1931
  8. David Garrett Scott1851 - 1916
  9. George Henry Scott1854 - 1935
Facts and Events
Name William Hazelton Scott
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 Nov 1805 New Castle, Delaware, United States
Marriage 3 Jan 1833 Cecil, Maryland, United Statesto Mary Ann Short
Residence[5] 1838-9 Chester, Pennsylvania, United StatesEast Nottingham Township, assessed for taxes
Census[6] 1840 Chester, Pennsylvania, United StatesEast Nottingham Township
Residence[7] 1842 Chester, Pennsylvania, United StatesEast Nottingham Township
Property[8] 13, 23 Feb 1849 Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesbought property
Census[10] 1850 Chester, Pennsylvania, United StatesEast Nottingham Township
Probate[9] Feb 1850 Cecil, Maryland, United Statesmentioned in probate of mother-in-law's estate
Property[11] 27 Mar 1852 Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statespurchased property
Residence[12] 1856-57 Chester, Pennsylvania, United StatesEast Nottingham Township, assessed for taxes
Other[13] 25 Apr 1857 Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesborrowed money
Property[14][25] 3 Jun 1858 Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statessold property
Other[13] 20 AUG 1859 Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesin court for non-payment of debt
Property[15] 12 Oct 1859 Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesproperty sold for payment of debts
Census[16] 1860 Cecil, Maryland, United States4th District, Elkton
Other[17][26] 21 Jul 1860 Cecil, Maryland, United Statesmember of Democrats for Breckenridge and Lane
Other[18] 14 Nov 1863 Cecil, Maryland, United Statesbroke thigh, unable to work
Census[19] 1870 Putnam, Missouri, United StatesSherman Township
Census[20] 1880 Putnam, Missouri, United StatesSherman Township
Physical Description[21] about six feet tall, with blond hair and blue eyes
Death[2] 16 Jul 1884
DNA[4] Haplogroup I2b1 (I-M223) - See Scott DNA Family in Georgia, Maryland and North Carolina
Burial[3] Putnam, Missouri, United StatesTorrey Cemetery

Who is William’s Father?

William Hazelton Scott’s birth on the 25th of November 1805 in Wilmington, Delaware is reported in a “mug book” biography of his oldest son James.[1] It presumably was also recorded in the family bible. According to old family correspondence, the family bible was given to William’s only daughter, Mary Scott Wilson. A descendant of that daughter who remembers seeing the Bible as a young child identified the family to whom it belonged at that time. Unfortunately, living descendants of the owning family claim never to have seen or have any knowledge of the bible. The fact that a Family Bible did exist, however, lends some credibility to early family reports for William’s birth date and place.

The same “mug book” biography that identifies his date and place of birth also identifies William Hazelton Scott's father as William Scott. As yet no records have been found to directly support that information.[24]

Extensive family stories also name William Scott, often William Covington Scott, as William Hazelton Scott’s father.[24] Other family stories and old family correspondence identified two sisters of William Hazelton Scott as Emma Covington Scott and Helen. The most direct and credible of these stories comes from a series of old family letters talking of visits to and from “Cousin Sewell” Scott and his siblings, particularly the letter of Octa Scott to her son:

"This I know from Cousin Margaret Scott, that lived in Wilmington Delaware: She came to visit us when you were a little boy. She never married. Her brother Charles Scott & wife came to visit us soon after [1946] and he took you to see the circus.
"My Great Grandfather Scott lived in Pa. had 2 wifes. His first wife died and left him with 5 children. He then married a woman that was a widow with 5 children and then they had 5 children of this union. The first set was where my Grandfather belonged. The Widow’s set of 5 would not be blood related, to the first set only step. Cousin Margaret & Chas. Were from the last 3rd set; and of course would be half brothers and sisters to both sets. (1st and 2nd) (All Scotts name were 1st and 3rd sets the 2nd set would not have (Scot) name. He had 15 children 10 of his own and 5 stepchildren." [27]

The family stories, and particularly the old family letters, point to only one family, that of William Scott, born in Georgia, as found in the 1850 US Census in Cecil County, Maryland, with his wife Margaret, daughters Helen and Emma, and a son Sewell (William Hazelton Scott’s son James named a son Sewell).[24]

Support for this William Scott as the father of William Hazelton Scott comes from two sources; his wife Margaret’s will, which identifies the fifth child of the second marriage, as well as referencing children from a previous marriage; and Y-DNA.

Margaret’s oldest daughter from her marriage to William Scott was Sophia C. Scott, who married a Levi Todd, and had a grandson named Leslie Covington Pennock, with no indication of a Covington family connection through the Todd or Pennock families.

Y-DNA matches have been found at the 64-marker level with three individuals, two of whom trace their ancestry back to the late 1700s in Georgia, the birth place claimed for William Scott in the 1850 Census record.

Although no other families have been found who might be William Hazelton Scott’s parents, some problems remain with the identification of William Scott of Georgia as his father. The most serious problem is that of William Scott of Georgia’s age. If, as reported in the 1850 Census, he was born in 1790, then he seems to be rather young to be the father of William Hazelton Scott. It’s possible that his reported age is a rounded – and incorrect – estimate, a common occurrence in census records, particularly late in an individual’s life.

Another problem is that the 1880 census for William Hazelton Scott states that his father was born in Maryland, not Georgia.[20] Again, census records can be notoriously unreliable in reporting place of birth (two of William Scott of Georgia’s documented children report his place of birth as South Carolina), and this report comes late in William Hazelton Scott’s life.

Despite the problems, William Scott of Georgia has the only family that is consistent with family information and/or cannot be disproven for other reasons.

William's Documented Biography

The earliest documentary record for William Hazelton Scott is for his marriage to Mary Ann Short, 3 January 1833, in Cecil County, Maryland. After his marriage, William and wife Mary may have moved to St. Georges Hundred in New Castle County, Delaware, where a William Scott first appears on the tax records in 1833. He appears again in 1834, with the addition of a cow worth $10, and then disappears in 1835, when a William Short from Maryland appears on the tax records.S22 The cow, presumably, would have been in response to the birth of William and Mary's first son, James Thomas Scott.

The next certain record for William is in 1838, when he appears on the tax records for East Nottingham Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, again with a cow worth $10. Here William and his growing family remained for the next twenty to twenty-one years, with William working in a local mill and purchasing land, most likely at the behest of his wife, who had a strong desire to own land and who was considered by family members to “have more spunk” than William.S21 Part of the cost of the land was paid for by Mary’s inheritance from her mother.

The land slopes steeply to a creek before rising again on the other side and would not have been sufficient to provide a living for a growing family, although it would have provided pasturage for the cow, and young boys no doubt would find much to entertain themselves in the creek. There were two mills about equal distance from the land, one owned by a William Gibson, the other by Edward T. Richardson and Joseph Richardson.S23

It’s not clear, however, that the family actually lived on the land. One of the prized possessions of several of William’s grandchildren is a photograph of a large house that was said to be the family home in Pennsylvania, but that house does not sit on the land William owned, nor does it ever appear to have done so.

View of land as seen from the road. The house on the land owned by William Scott. The house of which the family was so proud.

For whatever reason, the family finances were not sufficient to pay for the land and other , possibly unexpected, expenses. Around 1857 William borrowed money from Edward Richardson and Joseph Richardson, owners of a nearby mill, but was unable to repay the loan when it came due. Even after selling part of the land, William still was not able to repay the loan, and the property was sold at public auction. The family moved temporarily across the state line to Cecil County, Maryland, and William apparently found work in Elkton. William continued to work in Elkton through most of 1863, while the family apparently moved back across the state line to the small town of Lewisville in Chester County, Pennsylvania. (The state line actually runs through the community of Lewisville, although the town is in Pennsylvania.) It may have been at this time that they lived in the larger house. Sometime in the next six years, William, Mary, and their two youngest sons moved to Putnam County, Missouri, joining their oldest son James and other family members. Here they lived another fifteen to twenty years. And here William seems to have made many friends among his contemporaries, being more easy going than his wife; friends who turned out in force for his funeral.
Footnotes
  1. 1.0 1.1 History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler counties, Missouri: from the earliest time to the present. (Chicago [Illinois]: Goodspeed Pub., 1888), pp. 1104-1105, Secondary quality.

    W. H. Scott, native of New Castle, Del., was son of William Scott, a Captain in the War of 1812.

    Information was provided by William H. Scott's oldest son, James Thomas.

    Information provided by William's son in the Putnam County history is consistent with information in various census records

  2. "Unionville Republican," Unionville, Putnam Co., MO, 24 July 1884, in Scott Family emails, Secondary quality.

    "Mr. William Scott, died on Wednesday July 16th 1884, at the residence of his son James T. Scott, of York Township, Putnam county, Mo.
    "Mr. Scott was extensively and familiarly know in this county, as General Scott. He was born in New Castle county, in the State of Delaware, on the 25th of November 1805. He was married January 3rd, 1833. In early life he moved to Chester County, Pa., where he resided until the year 1869, when he came to this county where he has resided until his death. He was a miller by occupation, and labored most of his life at that business. He lived happily with his wife, until Feb. 2, 1882 when she died, leaving him lonely and frail. On Thursday he was buried by her side in the Torrey cemetery, attended to his grave by four of his sons, James T., William C., Joe T., and George Scott and one daughter, Mrs. George H. Wilson, and a large number of sympathizing friends many of whom were far advanced in years, Mr. G. W. Gaitrel who was born in 1800, Mr. Andrew Smith born in 1807, Mrs. Susan Caul born in 1817, and eight or ten men over fifty years of age."

  3. Putnam County, Missouri, Cemeteries; FHL #1698083, items 26 and 27, in Phillips, Sarah Lemen. Putnam County, Missouri cemeteries: information obtained by stone readings and additional data from Unionville Republican; readings to 1980 inclusive. (Kirksville, Missouri: Simpson Printing, c1990), p. 280, Secondary quality.

    - Torrey Cemetery, Sherman Township
    Scott, William H. d. 16 July 1884 age 79yr, 8m, 21d

  4. Scott FamilyTreeDNA Project, in FamilyTreeDNA, Primary quality.

    Kit #155913, from gggrandson

  5. East Nottingham Township, Chester County, PA, Tax Assessments, 1830-1839; Chester County Archives, Primary quality.

    1838 - William Scott (miller), married, with one cow at $10 but no land
    1839 - William H. Scott, married, with one cow at $10 but no land

  6. Pennsylvania, Chester County; NARA M704-454, in United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 237, Primary quality.

    Scott, William H., 1 m under 5 (William C.), 1 m 5-9 (James), 1 m 20-29 (William H.); 1 f under 5 (Mary Ellen), 1 f 20-29 (Mary); 1 employed in manufacturing

  7. Septennial enumeration of the taxable inhabitants, 1842; FHL #0020897, in Chester County (Pennsylvania). Assessors. Septennial enumeration of the taxable inhabitants, slaves, etc., 1842. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1946, 1968), Primary quality.

    East Nottingham Township, 1842
    William Scott, laborer

  8. Chester County (Pennsylvania). Recorder of Deeds. Deeds 1688-1903 ; Index to deeds 1688-1922. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), Book K5-268, 267, Primary quality.

    13 February 1849
    From James McCrachan, Jane McCrachan, Mary McCrachan of East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., PA
    To William Scott of county and state aforesaid
    for $12 paid by William Scott
    land adjoining land of James Armstrong and other lands of said McCrackans and Scott
    Beginning in a Public Road leading from Lewisville to Pleasant Garden Ironworks at a corner of William Scotts other land in a line of James Armstrongs land and running N 46 deg E 22 perches to a post then S 15 and 1/2 deg E 4 perches to a post a corner of said McCrachans land then by the same S 37 degrees W 21 perches and 5/10 to the middle of said road, then along said N 46 deg W 1 per5ch and 5/10 to the place of beginning
    Containing 60 perches
    Signed James McCracken, Jane McCracken, Mary McCracken
    Witness: Amos Bye JP, Elisha Brown, Tho. J. Kennedy
    Recorded 28 January 1850
    -----------------
    23 August 1849
    From John Mackie and Catherine Mackie his wife, of Cecil Co., MD
    for $150 paid by William Scott (miller) of Chester County, PA
    a parcel of land in East Nottingham, Chester Co.
    bounded by lands of James McCrachan, Ann Cowan and the Public Road leading from William Gibsons Mill to the stone graveyard, containing 3 acres
    Signed: John Machie, Catherine Machie
    Witness Amos Bye, Deborah Bye, Chester County
    Recorded 28 January 1850

  9. Administrators and Guardian Accounts 1849-1854; FHL #0013886, in Maryland. Orphan's Court (Cecil County). Administration accounts : 1819-1854. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1948), p. 35-36, Orphan's Court February Term 1850, Primary quality.

    William H. Scott and Wife
    Whereas by the last will and testament of Mary Short late of Cecil County deceased . . . Mary Short daughter of the said Mary Short deceased is entitled to one third of the residue of the Real and personal estate of said deceased. . . given in trust to James L. Wilson and William Short sons of the said deceased. . . and Whereas William H. Scott who hath intermarried with the said Mary Short now Mary Scott hath executed a mortgage upon a certain Real Estate in Chester County in the State of Pennsylvania. . . . Now Know all men by these presents that we William H. Scott and Mary Scott . . . do Hereby acknowledge to have received from the said James L. Wilson and William Short . . . the sum of one Hundred and twenty-five dollars and twenty sixty five cents $125.65/100 in full of the distributive share of the said estate of the said deceased due Mary Short now Mary Scott. . . . Witness our Hands and Seals this Second day of February eighteen hundred and fifty
    William H. Scott, Mary Ann Scott
    Witness: Geo. H. Joyce
    Recorded 12 February 1850

  10. Chester County, Pennsylvania Census; NARA #M432-764, in United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 69, Family 70, Primary quality.

    William Scott, 44, male, miller, RE = $150, born DE
    , Mary, 36, female, b. MD
    , James, 16, male, born DE, attending school
    , William, 14, male, b. PA, attending school
    , Mary, 11, female, born PA
    , Joseph, 9, male, born PA, attending school
    , Robert, 4, male, born PA
    , Gilbert, 1, male, born PA

  11. Chester County, PA Deed Books P5-Q5 (1851-1853); FHL #0557216, in Chester County (Pennsylvania). Recorder of Deeds. Deeds 1688-1903 ; Index to deeds 1688-1922. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), Book Q5, p. 30, Primary quality.

    Deed, Made the 27th March 1852 between Thomas J. Kennady (attorney) for James McCracken, June McCracken and Mary McCracken of East Nottingham Chester County, Pennsylvania
    and William H. Scott of same place Miller who paid $375 for
    Land being bounded and limited as follows to wit
    Beginning at a corner Chesnut tree of the said William H Scotts other land and of Hugh Guy's land thence by lands of the said Hugh Guy North seventy-five degrees East thirty five perches and three tenths to a lime stone by land of Thos. Scott and Brothers South twenty two degrees West twenty two perches to a stone thence by the same South seven degrees and a half West forty one perches and one tenth to a stake in a public land thence along said Road by the residence of this tract of land North eighty seven degrees West twenty seven perches to a Rock thence by the same and land of Mary Armstrong North sixty-two degrees East twenty three perches and two tenths to a stake thence by land of the said William H. Scott North thirty nine degrees East twenty three perches and six tenths to a stake thence by the same North twenty degrees and a fourth East nineteen perches and seven tenths to the place of Beginning Containing twelve acres and eighty eight perches of Land by the same more or less.
    Recorded April 1st 1852

  12. Chester County, PA, Enumeration of taxable inhabitants, 1842, 1856; FHL #0020897, in Chester County (Pennsylvania). Assessors. Septennial census for 1857: list of taxable inhabitants taken in 1856 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1946, 1968), Primary quality.

    East Nottingham Township, 1856
    Wm. H. Scott, miller

  13. 13.0 13.1 Court File, Court of Common Pleas, #95; Chester County Archives, August 1859, Primary quality.

    1) Precipe [original statement of claim], file 27 June 1859 & issue of Summons
    Edward T. Richardson and Joseph Richardson trading under the name of the firm of E. T. and J. Richardson
    vs
    William H. Scott
    2) Summons of William H. Scott to appear in court 2nd Monday in August next 1859 to answer Edward T. Richardson and Joseph Richardson trading under the firm name of E. T. and J. Richardson of a plea of trespass on the etc. to their damage etc. issued 27 June 1859. Served personally 7 July 1859 by David McNutt, Sheriff
    3) #95 - August 1859; Narr in assumpsit
    William H. Scott was attached to answer Edward T. Richardson and Joseph Richardson, the Plaintiffs complain that the defendant on 25 April 1857 signed a Promisory Note to pay to the Plaintiffs six months after the sum of $169.86 with interest.
    Never the less, the defendant hath not paid
    Whereas the defendant on 25 April 1857 made a Promissory note and promised to pay the Plaintiffs six months later $117.84 with interest and has not paid
    Wherefore the Plaintiffs say they have sustained damage of $400
    4) Rule of Ref, filed 27 June 1859
    Plaintiffs on 27 June 1859 state it to be their determination to have Arbitrators chosen [they do not want to go to trial]
    5) Order to Arb, filed 20 Aug 1859
    James J. Creigh Esq., Francis C. Hooton Esq., and Henry M. McIntire Esq. are to meet at the Green Tree Hotel in the Borough of West Chester on 13 August at 10:00 am.
    James J. Creigh met, Francis C. Hooton was absent, and Henry M. McIntire was retained as counsel for the defendant. Two other arbitrators were appointed. The case was heard and at the request of the defendant adjourned to meet again on the 20th day of August 1859 when the arbitrators concluded the hearing in favor of the plaintiffs in the sum of $147.56. The arbitrators were paid $6 for 2 days by the Plaintiffs.
    Chester County Court File, Execution Docket H, October 1859
    FiFa No. 46 issued Aug 1859
    Debt $400 - Premises No. 1 sold $950

  14. Deed Books K6 (1858-1859); FHL #0557227, in Chester County (Pennsylvania). Recorder of Deeds. Deeds 1688-1903 ; Index to deeds 1688-1922. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), K6, p. 186, Primary quality.

    On 3 June 1858, between William H. Scott of Elk Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania and Mary Ann his wife; and James Scott of the same place
    for the sum of $260.621/2
    "certain messauge or tenement and tract of land situated in the Township of Elk County and State aforesaid now being bounded and limited as follows to wit Beginning at a stone in a public Road leading from the Brick Meeting House toward lewisville a corner for this and lands of James Scott and George McCreary and Running by lands of George McCreary aforesaid south Eighty-five degrees West thirteen perches and five [ten]th to a Stone thence by lands of William H. Scott North five degrees East fifty perches and two tenths to a Stone a corner for this and William H Scotts land and in a line of Land belonging to the heirs of Hugh Gay thence by lands late of the aforesaid Hugh Gay North seventy three and a half degrees East Seventeenth perches and eight tenths to a Stone a corner of the late Huge Gay's lands and lands of James Scott thence by lands of the aforesaid James Scott South twenty-two and a half degrees West twelve perches to a Stone thence by lands of the Same South five degrees West fourty two perches and Eight tenths to the place of Beginning containing Four acres one R[oo]d and fifteen perches of land be the Same more or less Being part of a larger tract of lands which Thomas J. Kennady attorney for James McCracken [J]ane McCracken and Mary McCracken by Indenture given under his hand and Seal the twenty Seventh day of March" 1852 conveyed to William H Scott,
    recorded in Q5 Vol 113 page 30
    Signed, Sealed and Delivered by William H. Scott and Mary A. Scott in the presence of Thomas Strickland and John Kerr

    Elk Township - formed from East Nottingham in 1857; bounded on east by Big Elk Creek
    (p. 174,History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope. Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts 1881; FHL # 0020995)

  15. Chester County Deed Records, Vol. L6; Chester County Archives, in Chester County (Pennsylvania). Recorder of Deeds. Deeds 1688-1903 ; Index to deeds 1688-1922. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), L6, p. 569.

    David McNutt, High Sheriff of Chester Count, PA
    Whereas by a writ of Fierri Facias, issued out of the Court of Common Pleas, 21 May 1859
    was commanded that of all the Goods and Chattels lands and tenements of William H. Scott late of my county, I should cause to be levied as well a certain debt of $400 which Edward T. Richardson and Joseph Richardson in the court of Common Pleas recorded against him as also 72 shillings which to Edward Richardson and Joseph Richardson in the same court were adjudged, for their damages which they sustained by occasion of the detention of that debt whereof:
    the said William H. Scott is convict [sic] as appeared of Record, etc. and that I should have that money before the Judges at West Chester at a Court of common Pleas there to be held on a day certain in the said unit contained to render the said Edward T. Richardson and Joseph T. Richardson for their debt and damages aforesaid, and that I should have then there that writ At which said day I the said Sheriff to the Judges did return that by virtue of said writ to me directed I had seized and taken in execution the following described Real Estate as the property of the above named defendant, to wit:
    . . . tract of land in the Township of Elk in the county of Chester. Bounded by a Public Road leading from Lewisville and Pleasant Garden Forge, and by lands of Edward T. Scott, Thomas Stern and others. Containing 11 acres and 93 perches of land, late the property of William H. Scott in said unit named with remained in my hands unsold for want of buyers; so that I could not have the money in the said unit mentioned before the said Judges, as thereby I was commanded; and the residue of the execution of said writ appeared in a certain schedule or Inquisition thereunto annexed whereby it appeared by the oaths and affirmations of the inquest therein named that the clear profits of the said premises . . . were not sufficient, beyond all reprises, to satisfy the debt and damages in the said writ mentioned, within the space of seven years;
    Wherefore, by a certain other writ of Vendifiori Exponas, issued out of the said Court bearing teste the 18th day of August last past . . . to seize the premises and expose for sale and have the money before the said Judges at West Chester, Court of common Pleas, the last Monday of October . . . on Wednesday, 12 October exposed the premises to sale by public vendue or outcry and sold the same to Edward T. Richardson and Joseph Richardson of Chester County for $950.
    Signed 3 November 1859

    Elk Township - formed from East Nottingham in 1857; bounded on east by Big Elk Creek
    (p. 174,History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope. Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts 1881; FHL # 0020995)

  16. Cecil County, Maryland; NARA M653-472 , in United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 14, HH 904, Fam 879, Primary quality.

    Wm. Scott, age 55, miller, RE = $500, PE = $100, born DE
    , Mary, 45, born DE
    , Joseph, 19, born DE
    , Robert, 13, born DE, blind
    , Gilbert, 11, born PA
    , Garrett, 7, born PA
    , George, 5, born PA

  17. Cecil Democrat, 21 July 1860, p. 3; Cecil County Historical Society, Primary quality.

    "The friends of Breckenridge and Lane favorable to the formation of a Democratic Club for the Third Election District, are requested to meet at the Court House, in Elkton, on Monday evening next July 23rd, at 8 o'clock, to organize for the coming campaign." Signers inc. William H. Scott

  18. Cecil Democrat, 14 November 1863, p. 2; Cecil County Historical Society, Primary quality.

    "Painful Accident - Wm. H. Scott, miller, of this town, but whose family resides at Lewisville, Pa, while walking along the road, in the vicinity of his residence, on Sunday last, accidentally fell and broke his thigh. This unfortunate accident will prevent him from attending to business for several months."

  19. Pulaski and Putnam Counties, Missouri; FHL #0552300, in United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 165, Family 165, Primary quality.

    Scott, W. C., age 33, farmer, RE = $600, PE = $1000, born PA, eligible to vote
    , W. H., age 64, farmer, born DE, eligible to vote
    , Mary A., age 54, keeps house, born MD
    , Gilbert, age 21, at home, born PA, eligible to vote
    , Garret D., age 18, at home, born PA, attends school
    , Geo. H., age 17, at home, born PA, attends school

  20. 20.0 20.1 Putnam County, Missouri; FHL #1254711, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 104, Family 105, Primary quality.

    Scott, Wm H., 74, miller, b. DE, father b. MD, mother b. DE
    , Mary A., 66, wife, keeping house, disabilities: rheumatism and hemmorrhage of lungs, b. MD, father b. MD, mother b. DE
    Alden, Hiram, 13, servant, at school, b. IA

  21. Alice Fay Scott to Reece Mayer, October 1984, in Scott Family Letters, Secondary quality.
  22.   New Castle [Delaware] Assessment Records, 1832-Christiana Hundred to 1834 White Clay Creek Hundred; Delaware Public Archives Record Group 2535 Reel 13 AND New Castle [Delaware] Assessment Records, 1834-Christiana Hundred to [1840 Appoquiminik Hd]; Delaware Public Archives Record Group 2535 Reel 14, Primary quality.

    1833, St. Georges Hundred - William Scott - individual with no property (marital status not given)
    1834, St. Georges Hundred - William Scott, individual with livestock worth $10, no land
    1835 - St. Georges Hundred - William [H.] Short from Maryland, $50 worth of livestock, no land

  23.   Elk Twp. Maps, 1860; Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pennsylvania., Primary quality.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Scott Family Search for WH Scott's father.
  25. Elk Township - formed from East Nottingham in 1857; bounded on east by Big Elk Creek
    (p. 174,History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope. Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts 1881; FHL # 0020995)
  26. Breckenridge and Lane were presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the Southern Democratic Party in the 1860 election. See, e.g., United States presidential election, 1860, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1860
  27. Reece Mayer, Mary Ida Godfrey to Myrtle Scott Davis, 13 September 1960, Beulah Scott Underwood, Octa Scott Whitely to Earl Whitely