So far, we have covered the posts for Part I for Benjamin, Mary, and Obadiah, Part II for Harriett and Part III for Hiram and John. The children of Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson.
In this post, Part IV, I will cover the remaining two children, Nathaniel F. Scott and Daniel W. Scott.
Nathaniel F. Scott was born January 1835 in Licking Co., Ohio. He died about 26 Sept 1917 in Ottawa Co., Oklahoma. I do not know where they are buried in Ottawa County.
In the 1850 U.S. Census Nathaniel is with his family in Lima Twp., Licking, Ohio, Sylvester Scott age 49, Obadiah age 23, Harriett age 22, Nathaniel age 20, Hiram age 18, John age 16 and Daniel age 14.
I cannot find Nathaniel in the 1860 U.S. Census, but it might have something to do with the Civil War. He is residing in Nashville, Washington Co., Illinois.
Nathaniel F. Scott was a Sergeant in Co. I, 80th Illinois Infantry. He was 5’8″, hair dark, Eyes Gray, complexion Dark, he was single, a farmer, born about 1832 in Licking Co., Oh. Civil War, 1861-1865 entered age 30, Service Date 10 Aug 1862 in Raineysburg, Illinois. Joined Capt. Hay 3 yrs Muster in 25 Aug 1862 in Centralia, Illinois, mustered out Camp Harker, TN. There is a comment that he was a 2nd Lt. “Commissioned 2LT but not muster out as Sergeant.” Source: Illinois Veterans Index 1775-1995. There are two entries for Nathaniel.
Nathaniel received a Civil War pension date of filing May 22, 1886 #574276/432677, Widow Jane Scott, filed 26 Sept 1917 #1108252/848824. Filed in Oklahoma.
Nathaniel married a Jane Pollock on 22 August 1867 in Mason, Illinois. Source: Illinois, Marriage Index 1860-1920. She was born about 1846 in Pennsylvania and died in 1925 in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma.
There is a curious census listing for a man named “John Scott” in the 1870 U.S. Census age 27 born 1843 in Ohio living in Mason City, Mason, Illinois. With him is Jane age 23 born PA and Charles age 1 born Illinois. Nathaniel and Jane did marry in Mason Co., Illinois. A mistake on the name by the census taker?
In the 1880 U.S. Census we find Nathaniel F. Scott born about 1830 in Ohio, living in Bourbon, Douglas, Illinois. He is 50 years old, farming. Jane is 34, wife, keeping house born Ohio, Amanda is age 8, daughter born Illinois, Charles is 10 son, Ada is 6 daughter, John is 4 son, Fred is 3 son, Edward is 7/12 son. All the others are born in Illinois. They are listed as dwelling 279 and family 283. His brother Hiram is dwelling 27 and family 27.
Nathaniel F. Scott is buying land from a William Jones, 1 September 1883, Book 37, page 382: The Grantor William Jones & Elizabeth his wife in the County of Douglas, State of Illinois $600 from Nathaniel F. Scott for the SW Quarter of the SW Quarter of Section 17 Twp 14, North Range 7 East of the third principal meridian. Containing forty acres more or less, 1st September A.D. 1883 – Signed William Jones and Elizabeth Jones, Notary to follow…Signed by Thom. J. McCord JP.
A little later in the month of September 1883 Nathaniel F. Scott sold this land to his brother Hiram Scott on September 29 1883, Book 37, page 411 Douglas Co., Illinois: Nathaniel F. Scott & Jane B. Scott Twp. of Bourbon, Co. of Douglas, State of Illinois for $600 received from Hiram Scott same place, The SW quarter of the SW Quarter of Section #17 Twp. 14 North Range #7 East of the Third Meridian Containing forty acres more or less. Signed by Nathaniel F. Scott and Jane B. (her mark) Scott. Notary Public A.G. Chapman.
The map below shows the northeastern corner of Oklahoma where Ottawa County is located. You will also see Vinita in Craig Co. Click on the photo and it will open up, just remember to click back carefully or you will lose your place.
We find Nathaniel and family in the 1900 U.S. Census living in Twp. 28, Peoria Nation, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Nathaniel Scott is 65 years old living on Main street born January 1835 married 33 years born Ohio. With him is Jane B. age 53 born Aug 1846 PA, married 33 years wife, 9 children born, 7 living, Manda E. age 28 born June 1871 daughter, Ida age 27 born June 1873 daughter, John W. age 25 born March 1875 son, Fred age 24 born May 1876 son, Edward age 21 born Nov. 1878 son, Henery H. age 17 born son April 1883 and Cornel A. age 17 born April 1883. All the others were born in Illinois.
Nathaniel S. Scott is living in Miami Ward 2, Ottawa in the 1910 U.S. Census, Oklahoma on H Street with a general farm. He is now age 80 and Jane B. is 69. She states that she gave birth to 9 children and 5 are living. Well, the ages of this couple are interesting and are all over the place.
The age for Nathaniel is very hard to read in the 1910 census. He would be about 75, not 80. However, it appears that his age in the other census is a little older than he might have been.
In the 1920 U.S. Census, Jane is living in Twp. 1, Dist. 0003, Craig, Oklahoma. She is 75 years old, widowed. She is actually living with her son Fred and his family and listed as mother.
Nathaniel and Jane Scott had these children. I am missing one child. In the 1910 U.S. Census she states she had 9 children born and 5 were living.
Charles Scott b. 1870, is listed in the 1880 U.S. Census with the family at age 10. His name is very common so it will take a bit of work to determine if he survived. Currently, he is not on Find A Grave.
Amanda Scott was born Jun 1871 in Illinois. She died 17 June 1905 in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma. She appears in the 1880 U.S. Census and 1900 U.S. Census with her family. She is buried in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Miami, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma. Her nickname may have been “Mandy.”
Ida Scott was born June 1873 in Illinois. By the 1910 U.S. Census she is age 36 and living in Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma. She is with Ennis Harris age 42 farmer grain, Clarence age 6, Belle age 4, Arthur age 3 and Ethel age 1. They have been married 7 years. She has had 4 children born and 4 living at this time.
Ida married Ennis L. Harris on the 31st of March 1903 in Craig, Oklahoma. Source: Oklahoma County Marriage Records 1890-1995, FHL#001290309.
Ennis Harris has an Estate in Ottawa Co., Oklahoma Case #959 Probate: August 1918. There is a Bond, Letters of Administration, a R.T. Groom was appointed Administrator of the Estate. The deceased Ennis L. Harris died intestate on or about the 24th of August 1918, Hearing date set, Appraisers appointed, proof of Publication, claims, Inventory Amt $951.76, Petition for sale of personal property, Order Approving sale of personal property 8 October 1918, Notice of Sale of Personal Property, Return of Sale of Personal Property 27 September 1918. Claim from Millner & Fribley for casket $55.00, Hearse $10.00, opening grave $6.00 total $71.00. Settlement of Final Account 19 May 1919. Annual or Final Account about Jan 1919.
This estate is a packet that is usually kept at the courthouse or state archive. There are, in addition, the clerk records in the court book recording each of the steps of the probate. This probate file was not filmed in an orderly fashion. There was a lot of duplicate filming of pages and it was big. Still a wonderful source of information. Based on this probate, I do not get any reference to the widow just the children in the document below. So, this implies that Ida had died years before.
John W. Scott was born March 1875 and died in 1963 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma. He married Orpha A. Harris 1872-1954. They are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, Craig Co., Oklahoma. They had Walter Lee Scott 1902-1981, Walter C. Scott 1903-1964 buried Mose Ridge Cemetery in Delaware Co., OK, Willis R. Scott 1904-1936 killed in a gun accident buried Fairview Cemetery in Vinita, Lizzie Lettie Scott 1909-2003 buried Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, CA., and Harvey Hiram Scott 1916-1975 buried in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens in Ottawa Co., OK. John is listed as an heir in his father’s estate about 1920 living in Miami, Oklahoma.
Fred Scott was born May 1876 in Illinois (1900 census). He died 24 May 1946 in Ottawa Co., Oklahoma. He married Martha Mae Davis 1881-1983. They are buried in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Miami, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma. Their daughter Ella Grace Scott 1909 to 1908 is buried near them. She was 10 mos. old at death. Their other children were Ruth 1906, Marea 1912 to 2004, Everett E. 1919. Fred is listed as an heir in this father’s estate file and living in Miami, OK. in 1920.
Edward Scott was born November 1878 in Illinois. He appears in the 1880 and 1900 U.S. Census. In 1900 he was 21 years old. There is a possible marriage for Edward to a Jessie Thompson on 26 November 1905 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Source: Oklahoma County Marriages FHL#001312353. He is listed in his father’s estate about 1920 as living in Great Bend, Kansas. More research needs to be done to determine his fate.
Cornel A. Scott born April 1883 in Illinois. Cornel looks like is a twin to Henry. He appears in the 1900 U.S. Census for the family in Indian Territory. He and his brother are 17 years old. He is not mentioned in the father’s estate specially.
Henry H. Scott born April 1883 in Illinois. He is in the 1900 U.S. census with his family and is 17 years old. Henry is listed as H.H. Scott living in Sawyer, Kansas in his father’s estate about 1920.
Much to my surprise I found an Estate File Co. of Ottawa, Oklahoma, for Nathaniel F. Scott under N.F. Scott Pk. #1163.
John W., Fred and a M.R. Tidwell gave sureties $300.00 on 24 December 1920. John W. Scott became the Administrator. N.F. Scott died 13 September 1917 and Letters of Administration to John W. Scott 24 December 1920. Appraisers are assigned, notices are published in the location paper for credits and sale of the land.
In the letter below is a list of the Heirs at law for N.F. Scott. The Harris children are Ida’s. She married Ennis Harris. I am having trouble with Roy and Frank Scott (grandsons) and not sure whose son’s they are. If grandchildren, then the son is probably deceased, leaving Charles or Cornel as possibilities? I have very little information on the family of N.F. Scott and Jane.
Daniel W. Scott was born 28 June 1836 in Licking Co., Ohio to Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson. He died 11 January 1906 in Morrill, Brown Co., Kansas.
In the 1850 U.S. Census Daniel is with his family in Lima Twp., Licking, Ohio, Sylvester Scott age 49, Obadiah age 23, Harriett age 22, Nathaniel age 20, Hiram age 18, John age 16 and Daniel age 14.
Daniel Scott married on 6 November 1855 in Putnam, Ohio to a Caroline A. Plumb. Source: Ohio County Marriages, 1774-1993 FHL#000915773.
By 1860 D.W. Scott is in Benton, Taylor, Iowa. He is 24 years old a farmer $200 and born in Ohio. With him is Caroline Scott age 20 born Ohio, Charles age 13 born Ohio, George age 12 born in Iowa.
Daniel W. Scott was a Civil War soldier. He served as a Private Enlisted 7 November 1861 at Hagerstown. He was 25 years old. Serg’t Co. N 4th Missouri S.M. Cavalry, Served in Co. G, 4th Missouri State Militia Cavalry. He had a pension: Scott, Daniel W. Scott Caroline A. G4 Mo SM Cav. Feb 23, 1888 #641904/868481 Neb. Widow 5 Feb 1903 #777667/555002 Kansas.
In 1870 we find Daniel Scott age 34 born 1836 in Ohio living in Twp. 1, Richardson, Nebraska dwelling 30 family 30. He is living with Sylvester Scott age 70. Caroline age 31, Charles S. age 13, James age 10, Mary J. age 8, William age 4 and Elmer age 7/12. The PO is Falls City. Several houses over about 5 families, is the Benjamin J. Scott family dwelling 36 house 36. In this group of 5 a Lewis Plumb age 28 with family, is listed.
Daniel Scott appears in the 1870 US Agriculture Census line 22, Improved 120 Woodland 10 other unimproved 40 present cash $4800 value of farm implements $200 Horse 4 Mulch cows 7 other cattle 13 swine 7 value of all stock $1100 spring wheat 100 Indian corn 3500 oats 600. Benjamin Scott is 5 lines down from Daniel on line 27.
By 1880 Daniel W. Scott age 44 is in Salem, Richardson, Nebraska. He is listed as a Miller. With him is Caroline age 40 wife, keeping house, James W. age 20 son laborer born Iowa, Mary J. age 18 daughter works out born Iowa, Emma G. age 7 daughter born Kansas, Ella age 4 daughter born Nebraska.
In June of 1880 Daniel W. Scott appears in the Salem, Richardson, Nebraska Agriculture Census for 1880. He has two horses, 2 mulch cows and other cattle and about 12 swine.
Dan Scott age 48 appears in the Nebraska State Census for 1885. He is in Falls City, Richardson, Nebraska. C.A. Scott age 44 is with him.
D.W. Scott appears in the Kansas State Collection for 1 March 1895 living in Morrill, Brown County. He is 58 born 1837. With him is C.A. age 54, and Ulrica age 6.
17 March 1897 Deed Record, Bk 74 pg 272, Brown Co., Kansas, Eva Fisher (formerly Eva Chandler) & P.K. Fisher her husband of Boulder, Colorado to Daniel W. Scott in consideration of $350, commencing at the NE corner of Lot Number 10 on Virginia Street in the Town of Morrill. Thence South Fifty feet thence west one hundred feet thence north fifty feet, then last one hundred feet to point and place of beginning, etc. Signed by Eva Fisher and P.K. Fisher. Eva and P.K. came before the County Clerk in Boulder, Colorado and acknowledged this deed…Sne M. Callahan, County Clerk, Boulder, Colorado.
In the 1900 U.S. Census Daniel W. Scott age 63 born Jun 1836 in Ohio is living in Morrill, Brown, Kansas. He is a carpenter. Caroline wife born Aug 1840 59 years old. They have been married 43 years. She had 10 children of which 5 are living. She was born in Ohio. Ulrica daughter Dec 1887 is 12 born in Nebraska, at school.
The index of Deeds for Brown County, Kansas online at FamilySearch shows several more deeds for Daniel W. Scott; however, I cannot access them for copies because the books after Book 92 dated 1900 to 1913 are not available online. Here they are from the Deed Index:
Deed dated 16 July 1902, Thos. Muxworthy & wife sold to Daniel W. Scott Bk 97 pg 43, Lots 2 and 4 Virginia St. in Morrill, Kansas.
Deed dated 16 July 1902, Daniel W. Scott & wife to Gertrude Muxworthy, Bk 97 pg 44, Lots 2 and 4 Virginia St. in Morrill, Kansas.
Gertrude was their daughter and she had married a Thomas Muxworthy. These deeds are very close to the death of Thomas and I am a little confused about it all. I did not find an estate file for Daniel in the index for Brown County but there were only two films online to search. More research is needed to confirm these findings.
Caroline is on her own in the 1910 U.S. Census. She is in Morrill, Brown Co., Kansas age 69 widowed. She listed 10 children born and 4 are living.
Daniel W. Scott died 11 January 1906 in Morrill, Brown Co., Kansas. Caroline Scott died 15 Aug 1915. They are buried in the Morrill Cemetery in Morrill, Brown Co., Kansas.
I do have one problem with Daniel, as far I can tell he is fairly consistent with his birth year. I found a tombstone for his mother Hannah and the website states she died 28 Apr 1835 age 37 in the Etna Cemetery. This means that Daniel’s birth date is either wrong and needs to be verified or Hannah’s death date is incorrect. I am wondering if the 35 is really a 38.
What we need is a very good picture of Hannah’s tombstone and several other shots to really figure it out. On these soft tombstones, I like to run my clean finger in the grooves. I do not put chalk or chemicals on these stones because it degrades them. The other source is a publication of a transcription of the cemetery published by the local genealogical society or archive this would help and hopefully it is not in alpha order but by rows. I usually try for the oldest transcription and reading of a cemetery that I can find.
Scott: Daniel W. Scott was born in Pataska (Pataskala), Ohio, June 28, 1836. Died at his home in Morrill, Sunday January 11, 1903, aged 66 year, 6 months and 13 days. The early part of his life was spent in Northern Ohio. In 1855 he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Plumb. Soon after their marriage they came west settling first in Nebraska and afterward in Morrill, Kansas. He retired Saturday evening in as good health as usual. On Sunday morning he did not wake. All efforts to arouse him availed nothing. At four o’clock of the same day he died. His disease was apoplexy (Stroke). For some time it was apparent that he was failing but none thought the end so near. He leaves a wife, three daughters Mrs. Miller of Dawson, Nebraska, Mrs. Muxworthy of Morrill, Kansas, and Mrs. Easly of Salem, Nebraska, two sons, one in Falls City and the other in Indian Territory. All were present at the burial service. He was an old soldier having enlisted in the Civil War May 14, 1861. He served his country over three years. It is said he hadn’t an enemy. He was kind to every one. Not a child in town but what loved “Uncle Dan” as he was called. He was a familiar figure on the street and will be missed. His was a ready sympathy for any one in trouble. The funeral service was held in the M.E. church Tuesday, at 2:30 pm Rev. Vernon delivered the address after which the Masonic Lodge took charge of the service. The exercises were most impressive. The burial was postponed until 2:30 pm on Wednesday because of the inability of the oldest son to arrive in time for the funeral. The Masons conducted a beautiful service at the grave on Wednesday. Source: The Morrill Weekly News (Morrill, Kansas) 16 Jan 1903, Fri, Page 1.
Daniel and Caroline had these children. In the 1910 census it was noted that she had 10 children born but 4 were living.
- Charles W. Scott was born about 1857 and died in 1933 in Sebastian Co., Arkansas. He married Cora S. Clark. They had Conor 1880, Pearl 1882 and James D. 1885-1905 who died in mining accident and is buried in the Jackson-Red Yard Cemetery. Charles and Cora are who are also buried in the Jackson-Red Yard Cemetery in Hartford, Sebastian, Arkansas.
- James W. Scott was born 21 Dec 1859 in Iowa and died 5 April 1908 Richardson, Nebraska. He married Mary J. Burney 3 April 1881 in Salem, Nebraska. Mary was born May 1859 in Iowa and died 3 Aug 1859. They had Ollie P. 1885-1959, Edna E. 1888-1981 and James H. 1898. They are buried in the Humboldt Cemetery in Richardson Co., Nebraska.
- George Scott was born about 1859 in Iowa. He was in the 1860 census with his family at 6/12 years old in Benton, Taylor, Iowa. He is not listed in the 1870 U.S. Census.
- Mary J. Scott was born 1861 and died 1954. She married Michael B. Miller. They are buried in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Dawson, Richardson Co., Nebraska. They married 29 Sept. 1881 in Falls City. They may have had Mary E. 1883, Joseph 1886, Joanna 1886, Michael 1888, Brian Francis 1891-1925, Gertrude 1894 and Bridget 1895.
- William Scott was born 1866 and died before 1880. He is with his family in the 1870 Census. He is listed as 4 years old. They are living in Twp. 1, Richardson Co., Nebraska. He is not listed in the 1880 census for Salem, Nebraska.
- Elmer Scott was born about 1869. He is listed in the 1870 census with his family. He is 7/12 months old. He is not listed in the 1880 census.
- Mariah A or Mary Amy Scott. 1871 and died in 1930. Mary Amy Scott married a Jacob Dehoet on 18 Aug 1891 in Marion, Iowa. Jacob’s last name is spelled a variety of ways: De Hoot, Den Huedt, deHoedt, Den Hoedt. I think the last version is the best. Jacob was born April 1870 in Holland and died 1949 in Monroe, Jasper Co., Iowa. He and Amy area buried in the Monroe Cemetery in Jasper Co. They had a daughter Rose Den Hoedt Heffelfinger born 23 Apr 1900 Otley, Marion Co., Iowa and died 1 Nov 1957 in Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama. Other children were Arie M. 1892-1969, Hester C. 1895-1938, Dorsey A. 1898-1967, Russell S. 1902-1980, Lucy A. 1904-1996, Blanche A. 1907 to 1985, Clarence J. 1907-1908, Stillborn 1909, Martha Fae 1911-2002. Jacob may have remarried to an Edith Gail in 1931 after Mary’s death.
- Emma Gertrude Scott was born 2 Dec 1872 and died 15 Jan 1954. She first married Thomas Muxworthy about 1891. He was born 1862 and died 1902. They had Roxie 1890-1918 and Ferris T. 1893-1951. She remarried to a George H. Michaelis on 3 April 1904 in Brown, Kansas, per marriage records. George was born 2 August 1876 in Adams Twp., Defiance, Ohio. Gertrude and George had Mary 1908. George H. Michaelis died 25 July 1939 and is buried in the Lake Creek Union Cemetery in Bartlett, Labette Co., Kansas. Gertrude died 15 Jan 1954 and is buried in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Edna, Labette Co., Kansas. In the 1930 Census Gertrude states she is widowed. However, it appears that George may have remarried to a Sarah Ann Vandermark in 1938. He was killed by a team of horses in 1939.
- Lydia C. Scott was born 1 January 1874 in Iowa and died 14 April 1949 in Iowa. She married a Fred Carlton Parker born 5 Nov 1868 in Jasper Co., Iowa and died 26 July 1928 in Newton, Jasper Co., Iowa. They are buried in the Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa. Lydia remarried to a John Steel on 22 Mar 1935 in Williamstown, Iowa. Fred and Lydia had Dorsey W., Myrtle E., Estelle L., Mamy, Charles S., Florence P., Delmer J., Lawrence L.
- Ella Scott was born 1875 in Salem, Nebraska. She married first to a James A. Easley 1861 to 1898. They had Myrtle and Mildred. She remarried to a Frederick W. Boyd 28 October 1903 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born 27 Apr 1880 and died 24 Sep 1961. Fred and Ella had Bernice. Fred is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska. James and Ella are buried in the Steele Cemetery in Falls City, Richardson Co., Nebraska. Ella died 9 April 1962 in Richardson Co., Nebraska.
Much to my delight I found a Will and estate for Caroline A. Scott in 1915.
Petition for Probate of Will pg 524 submitted by a Mrs. Ella Boyd. Caroline died 15 August 1915. Heirs are Charles S. Scott, Hackett, Ark Age 59, Mary Miller, Dawson, Nebr. age 54, Gertrude Michaelis, Santa Anna, Calif age 4, Ella Boyd, Salem, Nebr. age 39. Heirs of James W. Scott deceased: Olive King, Havelock, Nebr. age 28, Edna Wadbro, Kansas City, Mo. age 26, Harry Scott, Humboldt, Neb. age 17. Helen Scott Humboldt Nebr. age 12 – 18 Aug 1915.
Order for hearing of the Will, Brown Co., State of Kansas 18 Aug 1915 – sent to the heirs for them to appear August term of the court 1915 city of Hiawatha at the Courthouse 9 Sept 1915 3 pm.
Order admitting will to Probate pg 526 and proof of the will filed Sept. 9, 1915.
Exhibit A. Last Will and Testament of Caroline A. Scott widow of Daniel W. Scott late of Morrill, Brown Co., Kansas, Filed Aug 18, 195.
In the name of God Amen: I Caroline A. Scott, widow of Daniel W. Scott late of Morrill, Brown Co., Kansas being grateful to Almighty God for his manifold blessings to me and being mindful of the uncertainty of life, ___being of sound mind and disposing memory do make, declare, utter and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revolving and canceling all former and other wills and codicils to the same that may have made, theretofore. Article I – It is my wish that all my just debts shall be first paid? Article II After the payment of my just debts; I hereby devise and bequeath all my personal property of every nature or kind whatsoever to my beloved granddaughter Ulrica Naoma Shadel. Article III I give devise and bequeath unto my said beloved Grand daughter Ulrica Naomi Shadel the following described real estate to wit – The north fifty feet of lot eight (8) and north fifty feet of lot 10 on said street on Virginia Street in the city of Morrill, Kansas as and in accordance with the recorded plat thereof. It being intended hereby to devise and bequeath my interest and right in and to said property described as the same maybe by law determined. Article IIII In the event of the decease before me of Ulrica Naoma Shadel leaving surviving any issue of her body then the property herein devised to her I give devise and bequeath unto such issue equally and in case she decease before me without issue then and in that event I give devise and bequeath the property herein devised to her to my beloved children surviving equally between them. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of G. Keplinger and F.J. Roberts whom I request to subscribe as attesting witnesses thereto on this 29th day of June A.D. 1907 on this the first page of this will. Caroline A. Scott
Subscribed and acknowledged before us by said Caroline A. Scott s her last will and testament and at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our hands as subscribing witnesses thereto this 29th day of June 1907 on this the first page of this will. F.J. Roberts and G. Keplinger
Oath of Executor Sept 24, 1915. A William Whistler is made the Executor of Caroline’s will. Signed by G.W. Seaman Probate Judge.
Ulrica Scott is listed on the census as their daughter, but her birth is December 1888 which does not work with Caroline and Daniel’s ages. In the above Will we see that this Ulrica is listed by Caroline as a granddaughter. There is a Rica Shadel listed in the 1910 U.S. Census, living in Morrill with a John Shadel, she states she had two children but none living. They are also in the Kansas State census for 1915 with a daughter names Alma age 1. They are listed in the 1920 U.S. Census living in Morrill, Brown, Kansas with a daughter named Edna age 6 born about 1914 but no Alma. I have not been able to figure out Ulrica/Rica’s lineage at this time, but I do not believe she is a daughter of Caroline and Daniel.
In Summary: Nathaniel F. Scott ended up in Oklahoma, migrating there at age 65 or about. His children need further work to find out where they settled and ended their lives. Daniel W. Scott migrated several times, he was in Richardsons then he migrated to Brown Co., Kansas. We need an estate file for him in order to figure out his children. As usual more work on each of these individual’s and their descendants is necessary and please check my work. We also need to determine Ulrica Naoma’s identity. There is always more to do, and the research can be endless, but it is like a mystery and I enjoy that. Any help will be appreciated.
I have come to the end of the children of Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson except for one, Benjamin J. Scott whom I wish to revisit. Now that we have and idea of what happened to the other children we can now concentrate on Benjamin and Mahala and see what we find.