Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson’s children: Part IV – An Overview: Nathaniel F. and Daniel W. Scott

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.

Google Map of Ottawa Co., Oklahoma as of today

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.

Heirs at Law of NF Scott and other matters – Probate


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.

Richardson Co., Nebraska the eastern part 1884 David Rumsey Collection

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.

Brown Co. Kansas in the northeastern corner of Kansas with Richardson Co. NE to the north across the state line.

Morrill, Kansas in Brown Co.,

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.

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Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson’s children: Part III – Overview – Hiram and John Scott

In Part I, I covered the first three children of Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson. They were Benjamin (short version), Mary T. (not Susannah Mary) and Obadiah Scott.

In Part II, I covered Harriett Scott and her family and believe I found her husband and his 2nd family.

In this post, Part III, I will cover Hiram, and John B. Scott

Hiram Scott was a son of Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson. He was born 23 February 1831 probably in Waterford Twp., Washington Co., Ohio but another researcher thinks Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. Another researcher suggests Etna, Licking Co., Ohio. He died 16 February 1894 in Arcola, Douglas Co., Illinois.

Several researchers call him Hiram Oliver but so far, I don’t see him use an initial in the records or refer to this middle name.

Hiram Scott appears in the 1850 U.S. Census in Lima Twp., Licking Co., Ohio with Sylvester Scott 49 (1801), Obadiah Scott age 23 (1827), Harriet age 22 (1828), Nathaniel age 20 (1830), Hiram age 18 (1832), John age 16 (1834) and Daniel 14 (1836).

Hiram doesn’t go with the family to Rulo, as far as I can tell. This is because by the 1860 U.S. Census he is in Arcola, Douglas, Illinois as a farm hand. Hiram is single living with a John Foster and family. John Foster, 43 born VA, Cristey A. age 30 born Indiana, Francis age 9 born Indiana, Sarah R. age 1 born Illinois, Nancy age 16 born Illinois. Hiram Scott 31 Farm hand $200 born Ohio, Frank Persal $250 age 30 born Indiana. If there is a relationship with the Foster’s, I do not know currently.

Hiram married on 12 September 1861 in Douglas, Illinois to an Elizabeth M. Moore. Source: Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, FHL#001293661.

Elizabeth’s father was Jacob Moore, Sr.:

He was one of the earliest settlers in the township and became an extensive cattle dealer and large land holder. He was also a noted hunter of great endurance. His first land was entered in section 1, 14, 7, in April, 1835. He died July 15, 1860, leaving a large estate to numerous descendants.  Source: History of Douglas Co., Illinois by H.C. Niles, 1876, page 64 under Bourbon Twp. 

Jacob Moore, the pioneer of the family of Moores in the county, was a native of Kentucky. His wife, Amanda Rice, was also born in Kentucky. They came to Douglas county in the spring of 1834. In the same year he purchased from Sigler Lester forty acres of land, and afterward added about two thousand more. He died in 1860, and his wife in 1863. They had ten children; the eldest of whom William T. Moore, was born in Park County, Indiana, September 5, 1830. page 279. Source: Historical and biographical record of Douglas Co., Illinois, John M. Gresham, 1900, both Histories are online at Internet Archive for viewing.

The Illinois, State Census dated 3 July 1865, has a H. Scott living in Arcola, Douglas, Illinois. This is a statistical census with population and agriculture. Below Hiram are other Moore names.

Illinois 1865 Census for Douglas H Scott & other Moore names

In 1866 Hiram is listed on the U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists – Illinois, District 7, Annual, Monthly and Special Lists 1866: Hiram Scott – Arcola, Cattle Broker, No. in Abstract 186, rate 10., total $8.33 payment Oct.

In 1870 Hiram appears in the U.S. census living in Bourbon, Douglas, Illinois age 38 born 1832 in Ohio, farming $2500/8000, with him is Elizabeth age 29, William age 8, John age 5, Oliver age 3, Mary 3/12, Reuben Wood age 16 farm laborer and John Stanhouse 19, farm laborer. All the others are born in Ohio. Stanhouse was born in Germany.

Hiram Scott appears on the U.S. Civil War Draft Registration Records for 1860-1865 for Bourbon, Illinois, 7th Cong. District Class 1, he is age 33, white, farmer, married, born Ohio. Whether he served or not is unclear.

In the 1880 U.S. Census we find Hiram living still in Bourbon, Douglas, Illinois. He is 49 born about 1831 in Ohio, farming. Elizabeth age 39 wife, William age 17 son, working on the farm, John age 15 son, working on the farm, Almon age 13 son at home, Mary age 10 daughter at home, Sylvester age 80, father, Carpenter born PA.

Elizabeth Scott states in the 1900 U.S. Census that she had 5 children born and 5 living. She is 59 and widowed born February 1841. She is living in Bourbon, Douglas, Illinois at this time. She appears in the 1910 U.S. Census as Lizzie M. Scott head 69 widowed 5 children born, 4 living. She is in Bourbon, Douglas, Illinois in 1920 she is still in Bourbon Twp., but she is 79 years old and listed a widow.

Elizabeth Scott died 17 June 1926 in Bourbon, Douglas, Illinois. Hiram Scott (Hiram Oliver) died 16 Feb 1894. They are both buried in the Arcola Township Cemetery in Arcola with a very impressive tombstone picture at Find A Grave, but you cannot read it.

Scott: Hiram Scott died at his home, one mile and a half east of Chesterville, Friday, Feb. 16 at 3 o’clock. Mr. Scott has been ailing for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was one of the oldest and wealthiest settlers of the neighborhood. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral will be held Sunday from the family residence. The interment will be at the family cemetery.  Source: The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) 18 Feb 1894, Sun, page 1. 

Hiram and Elizabeth Scott had:

  • William Sylvester Scott was born 26 June 1862 in Arcola, Douglas, Illinois and died 21 July 1945 in probably Virden, Illinois. He married twice Nona Hancock 1866-1890 in 1889 in Coles, Illinois and again to Cora Etta Hoverson about 1898 per the 1910 census. William and Cora appear in the 1910 U.S. Census in Janesville, Waseca, Minnesota.  I cannot find them in the 1900 census. In the 1920, 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census they are in Virden, Macoupin, Illinois. William and Cora had Rolland H. Scott 1899-1918, Genevieve Mary 1900-1984, William W. 1902-1943, Roger F. 1904-1974 and Isabel M. 1906. Cora in the 1900 census states that she has 5 children born 5 living. William and Cora are buried in the Janesville Cemetery in Waseca Co., Minnesota and the tombstone is very clear at Find A Grave, but I am a little concerned and feel this needs to be verified. Nona is buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Lafayette Twp., Coles Co., Illinois. The stone is large but difficult to read at Find A Grave.
  • John Moore Scott born 10 March 1865 in Douglas, Illinois and died 28 June 1957 in Waco, McLennan, Texas. He married Melissa E. Potter 1866-1962. They married on 3 Feb 1889 in Clarinda, Page, Iowa. She was listed in the marriage record as Lissa E. Porter.  They are buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, McLennan, Texas. They may have had these three children: Floyd 1890 to 1985, Nellie 1892 to 1936 and Jessie C. 1894-1981. John moved around a bit and appears in the 1900 census in Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa. By 1910 he moves to Texas and appears in the census in Hillsbro, Ward 3, Hill, Texas. In 1920, 1930 and 1940 the family is in Waco Ward 3, McLennan, Texas.
  • Oliver H. Scott was born 31 May 1867 in Douglas Co., Illinois. He died 19 February 1936 in Tuscola, Douglas Co., Illinois. He married Lydia B. Rush in about 1893 and they had Modesta L. Scott 1900-1995. They are all buried in the Arcola Twp. Cemetery in Douglas Co., Illinois. His name on his tombstone is O.H. Ollie stays in Bourbon, Douglas Co., Illinois moving to Tuscola city at the end of his life.

There is a bit of sad news: O.H. Scott Killed in Collision with Mattoon Salesman’s Auto, by Staff Correspondent: Arcola, O.H. Scott, 68 a retired Arcola farmer, was fatally injured in an automobile collision at Main street and U.S. route 45 here Wednesday afternoon. He died at 7 pm in Jarman hospital, Tuscola, of a fractured skull. Scott who was alone in his car skidded into the path of an oncoming automobile driven by C.A. Winter, Mattoon salesman, who was enroute from Champaign to his home. Scott was knocked unconscious in the crash and Winter received a scalp wound. Three other men in Winter’s car were uninjured. Scott and Winter were taken to Jarman hospital in a Schrader ambulance. Winter was treated for the cut on his head and released. An inquest was set for today by Deputy Coroner H.I. Conn.  Born in Bourbon twp. Scott lived in Douglas county all his life. He retired from active farming two years ago and moved to Arcola. Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Miss Modesia Scott, Arcola high school teacher; two brothers J.M. Scott of Waco, Tex. and William Scott of Virden, and a sister, Mrs. E.S. Hood of Arcola. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Source: Herald and Review (Decatur, Illinois) 20 Feb 1936 Thu, Page 5.  Well, I wonder what the Court documents might hold for this Inquest mentioned in the article. Might be very interesting. Inquests include testimony of witnesses.

  • Mary Sarah Scott born 8 February 1870 in Douglas, Illinois and died 15 August 1900 in Licking Co., Ohio. She married George F. Youmans 18 August 1898 in Douglas. George was a cousin a son of George Youmans 1820 to 1903 and Hannah S. Beach 1825-1911. Hannah was the daughter of Almira Scott Cushing Beach Hart who was Hiram’s aunt.  There is a website titled Graveyards of Arcola and there is a picture of a Youman’s tombstone and O.H. Scott is next to it. I can’t show this picture here because I have not asked permission. You can read up on Almira Scott and her three husbands in a past post on this blog.  After Mary’s death George F. Youmans remarried to Jessie Belle Logan 1883 to 1995, about November 1914.
  • Eva R. Scott 28 January 1873 in Douglas Co. and died 25 February 1974 in LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana. She may have been known as Emma? She married Earnest S. Hood 9 April 1895 in Douglas Co. They are both buried in the Arcola Twp. Cemetery in Douglas.

    1893 Atlas of Bourbon Douglas Co., Illinois, can you find Hiram?

    Please review these children of Hiram carefully, I have not fully studied their descendants to make sure it all fits correctly.

There is a deed for Hiram Scott in Douglas County Deeds, Book 37 page 232. Hiram bought land from a George N. Harges and Flora Harges his wife and George O. Wilson (single) in Douglas County, State of Illinois for $5,000, The West Half of the NW quarter section Twenty Eight (28) and the East Half of the NE quarter of Section number #29 all in Twp. #15, North Range #Seven, East of the third principal meridian. Subject to a certain mortgage given by J.B. Harvey of $1600 due on the first day of January 1883 which the second party hereby assumes, 29 Dec 1882 – Signed by George W. Hargis, Flora E. Hargis and George O. (his mark) Wilson. Attested by Moses J. Yoder – Notary public follows.

Another deed appears on page 176 Book 37 Douglas County Deeds, Hiram Scott and Elizabeth M. Scott his wife in the Twp. of Arcola, County of Douglas, State of Illinois for $3,000 to Moses J. Yoder of same. The South half of the SE quarter of Section #20, Twp. #14, North Range #7, East of the third principal meridian on the 29 Dec 1882, signed by Hiram Scott (Seal) and Elizabeth M. Scott (Seal). Witnessed by A.G. Chapman. Notary to follow by Chapman.

There is another deed for Hiram Scott to Yost M. Yoder Book 44 page 354 dated Oct 9, 1888 that appears in the index. The book is not available online for viewing of this deed.

There are other deeds for Hiram in the Deed books, but the online version cuts off at book #40 about 1887. There are a series of Deeds that are as follows and I think these are partition deeds of Hiram’s land. O.H. Scott, the son, died in 1936 so I think he might have been involved with the estate, maybe the administrator.

  • Scott. O.H. to E. Scott Book 60 pg 464 Apr 8, 1902
  • Scott O.H. to WS Scott Book 60 pg 463 Mch 31, 1902
  • Scott O.H. to JM Scott Book 60 pg 462 Mch 31, 1902
  • Scott O.H. to G.F. Youmans book 60 pg 645 Apr 1, 1902

I did not find, for either Hiram or Sylvester, any mention of an estate or probate in the probate indexes for Douglas Co., Illinois, but the online probate records for Douglas Co. are limited two index films. It may take more digging for me to eliminate this possibility for Sylvester Scott and Hiram Scott. The fact that Sylvester Scott went back to Nebraska and appears in the 1885 census with his sister Hannah Shaff makes me think that both states need to be looked at for an estate for Sylvester but I am not hopeful, that he had any land at his death.

I was playing around with Google maps and it was very interesting to me that Licking Co., Douglas Co. and Richardson Co., are all on the same level, with Tazewell Co. just a little blip up from the line.

Etna to Rulo


John B. Scott was a son of Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson. He was born 8 June 1834 in Washington Co., Ohio or maybe in Licking Co. and died 15 November 1897 probably in San Francisco. Sylvester Scott purchased land in Licking County in 1834 from Richard Conine, when he took possession is unknown.

He is in Lima, Licking Co., Ohio in the 1850 U.S. Census along with Sylvester Scott age 49 and his brothers and sisters. He is age 16 and his name is John Scott with no middle initial.

There is a patent for a John B. Scott, Elizabeth and Lewellen Peirce for Brownville, Nebraska, Military Warrant Acces#MW-0474-249, issued 9/15/1860, #85279, 157.41 acres, 6th PM 006N-013E, NW1/4 Section #2, Nemaha. His brother Obadiah also has a patent and it covers another section of this same area of Nemaha.

Patent for John B. Scott 1860

By the 1860 U.S. Census he is in Rulo, Richardson Co., Nebraska Territory living with Sylvester Scott age 60 and Obediah age 32. He is listed as John H. Scott with $560/185 born in Ohio.

G.B. Scott married an Adeline Thomas on 20 March 1864 in Richardson, Nebraska. Source: Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908. The G is a very messy J to me.

John to Adeline 1864 marriage

John B. Scott is living in Rulo, Richardson, Nebraska in the 1870 U.S. Census. He is 36 years old born about 1834 in Ohio, dwelling 8, occupation Livery Stable Prop. $2000/$1000. With him are Adaline Scott age 30 born PA, David E. Scott age 5 and Effie age 2. The children were born in Nebraska.

There is a Record of Mortgages on 13 July 1876, Bk U pg 486, Brown Co., Kansas, Deeds. John B. Scott and Adaline S. Scott, $500 due fifteen months from the date hereof with interest. The NE Qtr of Section No. 23 in Twp. 1 of Range 17, Containing 160 acres.

There is another Record of Mortgages 29 April 1879, Bk 4 pg 110-111 Brown County Deeds. John B. Scott and Adaline S. Scott and the Phoenix Life Ins. Co. of Hartford, $600 – NHalf 1/2 of the NE Qtr of Section 23 in Twp. 1, Range 17 containing 80 acres, 5 years from the date thereof. This is a very complicated Mortgage of several pages.

That following November they create a Quit Claim Deed 12 Nov. 1879 John B. Scott & wife Adaline S. Scott to a William Robbins for $600 – The N1/w of NE Qtr of the N1/2 of the NW fractional Qtr of Sect 18 in Twp. 3 Range 17 containing 154 and 71/100 acres. They come before the notary public and acknowledge this their deed.

John B. Scott became the Postmaster for Rulo, Richardson Co., Nebraska on 20 June 1885, Vol. #21 years 1855-1867.

A John D. Scott is living in Padonia, Brown Co., Kansas in the 1880 U.S. Census and he is age 45 born 1835 in Ohio and farming. With him are Adaline S. age 40 born in PA. With them is Edward age 14 son, Effie age 11 daughter, Nettie age 9 daughter, Mabel age 6 daughter. The children are born in Nebraska.

1 March 1884, another Mortgage Bk 11 pg 609 to , Brown Co., Kansas, Deeds: John B. Scott and Adeline S. Scott husband and wife of the county of Brown, State of Kansas on the first part and The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. of Newark, NJ, party of the 2nd part, paid them $600 by party of 2nd part. North half of the NE Qtr of Section 23 in Twp. 1 Range 17 containing 80 acres being the homestead of the party of the first part and all the land owned by them or either of them in said Brown Co., Kansas.  First the parties of the 1st part make payment on the first of March and September yearly to the Company with interest. Second they must keep up the property and pay the taxes. The deed goes on to explain more of the conditions of the deed page 610 to 611. On page 612 they sign the deed John B. Scott (Seal) Adeline S. Scott (Seal). They appear before the Notary Public and acknowledge the execution of the same. Signed by H.S. Aten, Notary Public.

1st Day of March, 1884 another Mortgage, Bk 11 page 612 Brown Co., Deeds – John B. Scott and Adeline S. Scott husband and wife of the County of Brown party of the 1st part to David L. Bartlett of St. Joseph, Missouri, sum of $60 paid – The North half of the NE Qtr. of Section 23, Range 17. (page 613) ten negotiable Promissory Notes for the sum of $6.00 etc. it goes on to describe the payment of these notes and the terms. They signed and sealed and came before the Notary Public.

In the 1885 Nebraska State Census we have J.B. Scott age 50, Adaline S. age 44, Edward D. age 13, second page, Effie age 16, Nettie A. age 14, Mabel H. age 11, Charles M. age 2 and Clarance W. age 2. They are in Padonia, Brown Co., Kansas.

Adaline Scott is found in 1900 living in Padonia, Brown, Kansas. She is the head, widowed and age 60, born April 1840 in PA. With her are Effie age 31, daughter born Oct 1868, Charles age 17, son born June 1882, Clarance age 16, June 1883, and Raymond McVey age 11 born May 1889 in California listed as nephew.

In the 1910 U.S. Census it is just Adelina Scott age 70 and Effie Scott age 42. Adeline states that 6 children were born 6 living. There is an Edward Scott below Adaline, born Nov 1865 age 34 in Nebraska. With him is Eva, wife, born Jan 1879 age 23, married 2 years. She lists no children born none living.

In the 1920 U.S. Census we find Adaline age 80 living in Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, widowed living on South Third in Hiawatha. She is listed as owner. Effie is with her age 51.

Under Neighborhood News: Mrs. Adaline Scott, mother of Col. C.M. Scott, celebrated her 80 birthday Thursday, April 8. She enjoys good health and lives with her daughter, Miss Effie Scott on South Third Street. Her other children are: Ed Scott of Falls City; Mrs. Walter Cassell, of Roys Creek; Clarence Scott, also of Roys Creek. Another daughter, Mrs. Joe Copeland, died 3 years ago in Abilene. A family dinner will be held at the Scott home Sunday at which all the children are expected to be present. Mrs. Scott is the daughter of Rev. Mr. Thomas, a Baptist preacher who organized the Bethel Baptist church and was the first preacher there. She was born in Mercer Co., PA. and came to Atchison county, Mo. in 1854, moving to Rulo, Nebr., in 1860. In 1876 the Scott family moved to the Roys Creek neighborhood where they lived until moving to Hiawatha. Sunday will be a happy day for her, surrounded by all her family. Source: Hiawatha Daily World (Hiawatha, Kansas), 9 April 1920, Fri. page 1. 

Adeline Sophia Scott was born 1840 and died 18 March 1923. She is buried in the Rulo City Cemetery. Her daughter Effie L. Scott shares the tombstone plaque. Effie Lucretia 1868 to 1961.

Scott – Mrs. Adaline S. Scott died at St. Joseph, Mo., March 18, 1923, age 82 years, 11 months, 10 days. She was born at Sharon, Mercer Co., Pa. She was the daughter of Rev. David V. Thomas and Mary Edwards Thomas. The family came West in May 1854. Lived 4 years at Linden, Atchison Co., Mo. 2 years at St. Stephens, Nebr. removing to Rulo in the spring of 1860. She had lived in Hiawatha for about 5 years until 2 weeks before her death when she went to St. Joseph to live with her son Charles. The deceased was married to John Scott, March 20, 1863. 6 children were born of this union – 5 of whom are living; Edward D. Scott, Falls City; Chas. M. Scott and Effie Scott, of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Nettie Casselle, Clarence Scott, Hiawatha, Kans. A daughter, Mrs. Mabel Copeland, preceded her to the great beyond 6 years ago. A brother, A.J. Thomas, Tustin, Calif. and a sister, Mrs. Emma McVey, of Havelock, Nebr., also survives her. There are 17 grandchildren, one great grandchild, Little Grace Chesnut. Mrs. Scott united with the Baptist church in early youth; later the Baptist church was discontinued in Rulo and she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in June 1874. She was a fine exemplary character a faithful wife and mother. She will be lovingly remembered by the relatives and friends. The funeral was held at Rulo, Tuesday, March 29, at the Baptist Church. the body bearers were Milt Zimmerman, Wesleyan Coupe, E. Arnold, Jim Ratekin, John Mooney, Thomas Winterbottom. Burial was in Rulo Cemetery.  Source: Hiawatha Daily Word (Hiawatha, Kansas) 24 Mar 1923, Sat. page 4.

John B. Scott and Adaline had:

  • Edward D. Scott was born 11 November 1871 (Death certificate states 1871 for year of death) in Rulo, Richardson Co., Nebraska and died 4 July 1929 in Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri. He married Eva L. Branic 24 December 1897 in Brown Co., Kansas. They are buried in the Steele Cemetery in Falls City, Richardson Co., Nebraska. They had Sue Marie Scott who married a Raymond J. Becker 1905-2008.  Gerald Edward Scott 1909 to 1969 and he may have married twice, still pondering his life. He is buried with Hazel Swimley 1913 to 1980. These two children are buried in the Steele Cemetery. There is a very nice and long obituary notice for Eva Scott in the Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) 17 Feb 1952, Sun pg. 8 at
  • Effie L. Scott October 1868 in Rulo, Richardson Co., Nebraska and died 29 November 1961 in Brown Co., Kansas. She lived with her mother and in the end, she lived with her brother Charles. She shares the tombstone with her mother in the Rulo City Cemetery.
  • Nettie A. Scott was born about 1870 in Nebraska and died 30 May 1935 in Brown Co., Kansas. She married an Isaac W. Cassell or Casselle 1871 to 1938. They are buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Irving Twp., Brown Co., Kansas. Nettie and Isaac married 26 December 1894 in Brown Co., Kansas. They had Charles F., Oron, Walter F. and Byron.
  • Mabel H. Scott was born 12 April 1874 in Rulo, Richardson Co., Nebraska and died in 14 November 1916. She married Joseph G. Copeland 10 September 1895 in Brown Co., Kansas. He was born 1872 and died 1945. They are buried in the Prairiedale Cemetery in Talmage, Dickson Co., Kansas. They had Glen G., Virgil W., Cecil C. and Dana H.  Joseph Copeland remarried to a Myrtle M. Earhart 1872 to 1950. She is also buried in Prairiedale Cemetery in Talmage.

Obituary – Mrs. Joseph Copeland. Mabel Harriett Scott Copeland was born April 12, 1874 at Rulo, Neb. and her parents moved to Brown County, Kansas in 1876. She was married to Joseph Copeland Sept. 10, 1895 at Reserve, Kan. and lived in Brown county until February 1905 when the family moved to Dickinson County where she lived until her death Nov. 14, 1916. She was 42 years, 7 months and 2 days of age at time of death. She leaves her husband and four sons, Glen, Virgil, Cecil and Dana, her mother, Mrs. Adaline Scott of Hiawatha; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Casselle and Miss Effie Scott of Hiawatha; three brothers Edward Scott of Falls City, Neb. and Charles and Clarence Scott of Hiawatha. Mrs. Copeland united with Talmage Methodist church about six years ago. She lived an exemplary Christian life and was a devoted wife and mother. She had a kind and loving disposition and will be greatly missed by friends as well as relatives. The funeral services were held at the home at 1:30 and at 2:30 the church in Talmade, Rev. Mr. Benson officiating. The floral offers were most beautiful. A precious one from us has gone, a voice we loved is still, a place is vacant in our home which never can be filled.

  • Charles M. Scott was born June 1882 in Padonia, Brown Co., Kansas and died 9 May 1933 in Los Angeles, California. He married a Leora O. Kemp 29 Mar 1903 in Rulo, NE. She was born 1884 and died 1979. She is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California. They had Nellie A., Charles, Nettie J. and Opal M.

 Scott May 7, at 3128 Wisconsin Street, South Gate, Charles M. Scott beloved husband of Leora O. Scott, loving father of Mrs. O.E. Shirton, Mrs. R. B. Sadler, Opal and Charles E. Scott; also survived by two sisters and one brother in the East. Services Wednesday at 2 pm at Edwards Brothers Colonial Mortuary. The Los Angeles Times, 9 May 1933 Tue page 16.  

  • Clarence W. Scott was born 1883 and died 1960. He married twice to Grace M. Radar on 24 Apr 1904 in Brown Co. she was born 1884 and died 1918. (FHL#001870744). They had a Mabel b. 1905 and a Mildred b. 1907. He remarried Viola L. Youel Ball 27 November 1919 in Craig, Holt, Missouri. She was born 1895 and died 1967 and she is buried with him. He is buried in the Hiawatha Cemetery in Brown Co., Kansas. They had Kenneth, Clarence, Laverne and Donald R. There is a very nice obituary for Viola Scott in the St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, MO) for 28 Jan 1967, Sat. page 3, I am still trying to untangle Clarence’s life and marriage and whose children belonged to whom.

I now return to John B. Scott, the father:

There is a lot of confusion about John’s middle name. His middle initial gets changed through the years in documents. I have seen D H and B. After reviewing the different sources, I believe it is a “B.”

There is an interesting notation in the Court Records for Brown, Kansas Index FHL#008627388. Case “a1506” Scott, Adaline vs. John B. Scott about 1898-99. I cannot find the case file in the online records Volumes K-L are missing at FamilySearch, I have looked twice.

There is a California Voters Registration that has a John B. Scott in Santa Cruz 1868-1898. He is age 58, 5ft 8 inches, Complexion Dark, Eyes Blue, Hair Brown, Soquel, Soquel No. r, Date of Reg: 27 Sept 1892. Soquel is in Santa Cruz Co. and about 75 miles south of San Francisco.

There is a deed in the Brown Co., Kansas deeds 2nd January 1889 – John B. Scott and Adaline Scott. Bk 8 pg 541 to 542. This Deed side margin: Filed for Record Jan 4, 1899 at 1:20 PM Geo. M. Davis County Recorder.

This Indenture, made the 26th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 1889 Between John B. Scott of the Town of Soquel, County of Santa Cruz, State of California the party of the first part, and Adaline S. Scott his wife of the County of Brown, State of Kansas the party of the second part. Witnesseth: That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Two Thousand Five hundred dollars $2500, Gold coin of the United States of American to him in hand paid by the said party of the out of her separate property and estate, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, does by these presents, grant, bargain and sell convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, and to her heirs and assigns forever as her sole and separate property, all that certain lot and parcel of land, situate lying and being in the County of Brown, State of Kansas and bounded and particularly described as follow, to wit:  The North half (N1/2) of the North East Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section Twenty Three (23) in Township Number one (1) North of Range Number 17, East containing eighty (80) acres of land.  Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. To Have and to Hold, all and singular the said premises, together with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns forever as her sole and separate property. In Witness whereof, the said party of the first part, has hereunto se this hand and seal the day and year above written. John B. Scott (Seal) (page 542) Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of Interlineations between 11th and 12 and 14th and 15th lines first page made before signing. H.E. Makinney and F.W. Makinney.

State of California, County of Santa Cruz SS))) On this twenty sixth day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine, before me, H.E. Mackinney a Notary Public in and for the said County, residing therein, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared John B. Scott know to me to be the person described in whose name is subscribed to and who executed the within instrument, and he acknowledged to me that he executed the same. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Official Seal at my office in the City of Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, the day and year in this Certificate first above written.  H.E. Makinney, Notary Public in and for said County

9 February 1899 Adaline S. Scott unmarried – Bk 72 pg 309 to 313 Brown Co., Kansas:

This Indenture, made this Ninth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine. Between Adaline S. Scott unmarried; of the County of Brown and State of Kansas, party of the first part and The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, a body politic and corporate by the laws of the State of New Jersey, located in the City of Newark, in the County of Essex, and State of New Jersey, party of the second part, $700 in receipt whereof — The North Half of the NE Qtr of Section 23, Twp. 1, Range 17, containing 80 acres. This deed goes on to describe the terms of the mortgage through to page 612. Adaline S. Scott signs the deeds in the presence of M. G. Ham. Adaline S. Scott goes before the Notary Public and acknowledges this as her voluntary act. Before M.G. Ham.

23 Mar 1899 Satisfaction of a Mortgage – David L. Bartlett to John B. Scott and Adaline S. Scott his wife, Bk 76 pg 163 Brown County, Kansas. Release of Mortgage recorded Book 11, page 612.

Again, on 12 January 1903 Adaline S. Scott (unmarried) is involved with a Mortgage Record, Bk 90 pg 72 and 73, Brown Co., Kansas to Lillie G. Bartlett. $200 – The North half of the NE qtr of Section 23, Twp. 1, Range 17, containing 80 acres.

In 1 February, 1904 – Adaline S. Scott unmarried, Bk 90 pg 88 and 89, Mortgage Record, of Brown Co., Kansas $900 for the North half of the NE quarter of Section 23 Twp. 1 Range 17, containing 80 acres, payable to Bartlett Bros in St. Joseph, MO (not the Mutual Benefit Life Ins Co. of Newark, NJ.) Adaline S. Scott (Seal) In presence of Geo. M. Davis and M. G. Ham. Goes before the Notary Public and she executed same of her voluntary act and deed. In the margin is the following note: Satisfaction of Mortgage, I Lillie G. Bartlett the mortgagee within named do hereby acknowledge full payment of the debt secured by the forgoing mortgage and authorized the Register of Deeds of Brown Co., KA to discharge the same of record. Witness my hand this 2nd day of March A.D. 1904.

There is another Deed dated 1 Feb 1904 Adaline S. Scott to Bartlett Bros. Bk 100 pg 381 covering N2 NE 4 Section 23, Twp. 1, Range 17. This deed is in the index for Deeds, but the book is not online for viewing. They stop at about book 92.

I don’t know about you, but I am very confused regarding these last deeds and Adaline’s status as to whether she is married or no longer married. I think we need the court records, I cited above, to help make sense out of this. As for his death, I am going to keep and open mind, he might have died in 1897 but it is not clear to me. We do know that by 1889 he was not in Brown Co. but in Soquel, Santa Cruz, California. I was hoping his children’s obituaries would mention the father, but it is not happening.

In Summary of Part III:  We have taken a look at Hiram Scott who migrated to Illinois and settled in Douglas County and lives out his life in that location. John B. Scott migrated to Nebraska, then Kansas.  It looks like he eventually ended up in California. If I could get at the court record mentioned above, I might figure out what happened. Adaline continued to live in Brown County and prosper. I would like to encourage care with the children of both brothers. There is still more work to be done.

In the next post, I will write about Nathaniel F. and Daniel W. Scott, the last two children of Sylvester and Hannah Scott. After that I will dig into Benjamin J. Scott and Mahala Myers to see if I cannot find out more about this couple.

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Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson’s children: Part II – An Overview – Harriett Scott and her husband Jethro Denton

In the last post, I covered Part I of the children of Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson. In this post, I will dedicate it to Harriett Scott, the daughter who stayed behind.

Harriett Scott was born about 1824 to 1830, probably in Waterford Twp., Washington Co., Ohio. She was a daughter of Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson.

She appears in the 1850 U.S. Census living in Lima, Licking Co., Ohio. She is listed as 22 years old (b. 1828). She is with Sylvester Scott age 49, Obadiah 23, Nathaniel 20, Hiram 18, John 16 and Daniel 14.

Her father, Sylvester Scott migrated to Rulo, Richardson Co., Nebraska and appears in the 1860 U.S. Census living there with two sons Obediah and John. Harriett is not with them.

At first, I thought I was going out on a limb with a theory that I had about Harriett.  It was that she married after 1850 in Licking County. What would keep her there in Licking?

Beneath the listing for burial for Hannah Scott, Harriett’s mother, in the Etna Cemetery at USgennet Archives there was this listing, this Harriett would have been born 1824.

Harriet Denton b. unk d. Dec. 28, 1860 36 yrs wife of Jethro Denton

I don’t find any other Harriett’s in the Etna Cemetery listing. This one Harriett was next to Hannah Scott wife of Sylvester. Here is the link to the Etna Cemetery:

According to an online tree Jethro Denton married a Harriett B. Scott born Etna, Ohio and died 1861. This couple married about 1855.

They appear in the 1860 U.S. Census living in Truro Twp., Franklin Co., Ohio. Jethro Denton is age 24, a Butcher, $5000/1500 born England. With him are Harriett B. age 30 (b. 1830), wife born Ohio, Ida Mary Denton age 4 born Ohio, Winfield Scott age 2 born Ohio, Susan Shirer age 18 born Ohio,

Jethro Denton and Harriett Scott had these children:

  • Ida Mary 1855-1928
  • Winfield Scott 1857-1938
  • Harriett Ann Denton 1860-1933.

I will present these three children in more detail later in this post.

Jethro Denton according to the family trees, remarried after the death of Harriett, to a Margaret Ruth Frame on 19 Aug 1861 in Franklin Co., Ohio.

In the 1870 U.S. Census Jethro Denton is living in Mulenberg, Pickaway, Ohio, age 33, farmer born England $16850/2386. With him is Margaret age 30 born Ohio, Ida age 14 born Ohio (1856), Scott age 12 born Ohio (1858), Harriett age 9 born Ohio (1861), Guydver age 7 born Ohio, Alva age 4 born Ohio and Minnie age 1 born Ohio. The first 3 children were born before his marriage to Margaret in 1861. Pickaway Co. is south of Franklin Co., Ohio.

In the 1880 U.S. Census Jethro Denton is 44 born about 1836 in Northhampshire, England a butcher. He is living in Groveport, Franklin Co., Ohio, he is a Butcher. With him is Margaret age 41, G.D. Denton age 16 helping in the butchering, Alvin Denton age 12 (crippled hand), Minnie Denton age 11, Ito Denton age 8, Katie Denton age 6, Frank Denton age 4 and Asa Denton age 2. All sons and daughters born in Ohio.

The children of Jethro and Harriett’s disappear in the above 1880 census. Ida and Winfield Scott are adults now. Ida is about 25 and Winfield Scott is about 22. Harriet Ann would be about 19 years old if she was born 1860 or 1861.

When I was working on Almira Scott a daughter of Obadiah and Thankful Scott and sister of Sylvester. I was studying her children and Amy Beach had married a Wm. C. Elliott. They were featured in the 1880 U.S. Census living in Pataskala, Licking Co., Ohio. With her was Almira Scott Cushing Beach Hart (mother), Wm. Elliott husband, Anna B. Fuller, sister and a Harriett Denton age 19. This Harriett Denton was listed as a cousin.

Harriett Denton would be a 1st cousin once removed from Amy (Beach) Elliott:

1880 Licking Almira, Amy and Harriett Denton

I think I found Sylvester’s daughter Harriett and her family. Sadly, Harriett Scott Denton died in 1860 at the age of about 36. You can see that her age varies from about 1824 to 1830 for a birth year when you study the sources presented above. All I need now is a marriage record but we know that in that time frame of the 1850’s it is difficult.

Jethro Denton continued to live well into the 1900’s.

In the 1900 U.S. Census Jethro Denton is now living in Dist. 0037 Madison, Franklin Co., Ohio, born Nov 1835 age 64 married 38 years, born England, Margaret wife age 61 born Jan 1838 in Ohio, married 38 years, had 11 children born and 8 are living. With them is Mary F. daughter born Jan 1876 age 24, and Irenus R. son born August 1882 age 17, born Ohio.

In the 1910 U.S. Census, Jethro Denton age 78 born 1832 in England is living in Madison, Franklin Co., Ohio on Blacklick Street. He is widowed, owns his house, is naturalized 1880 and living with his daughter Frances age 34 born Ohio. He is not working but she is keeping house.

Jethro Denton lived from 22 November 1831 born in England (probably Northhampshire) and died 27 Apr 1914 in Groveport, Franklin, Ohio. Margaret R. Frame Denton born 12 January 1839 and died 15 July 1904. They are buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

The map below shows that the township of Madison is where Groveport is located.

This map is from:

Pre 1873 Franklin Co., Ohio from GenealogyBug

In the Franklin Co., Ohio Probate index, I find the following: 28042 and 28043 Irenus R. Denton, Admr. Book 20 page 241. Another entry is 28838 Denton, Scott Adm. Book 20 page 401. Winfield Scott used Scott Denton as his name. I cannot access these records because FamilySearch only has Franklin Co., Probates up to about 1885 or so.  Jethro’s probate would be in 1914, so I can’t access online.  Irenus was his son with the 2nd wife. This estate might identify the living children of this man, or give clues.  An educated guess on my part, these records are probably at the Ohio Historical and Archive in Columbus, Ohio. An amazing archive to do research in. I have been their and it was one of those most excellent experiences. Columbus Ohio and Franklin County are so huge that doing research in that area requires a lot of planning and determining where the records are kept.

Jethro and Harriett (Scott) Denton had these children

Ida Mary Denton 21 August 1855, Reynoldsburg, Franklin Co., Ohio. She died 2 November 1928 in Columbus, Ohio and is buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery. She married Nelson Henry Bunn on 8 October 1885 in Franklin Co., Ohio. He was born 10 Nov. 1851 in Pickaway Co., Ohio and died 22 Aug 1912 in Groveport, Ohio. He is buried in the Lithopolis Cemetery in Canal Winchester, Fairfield Co., Ohio. He was married before to a Sarah P. Culp and they had three children that did not survive.

Nelson and Ida had one child together: Frederick Jethro Bunn died died 19 July 1918 in France. He is buried in France Aisne-Marne American Cemetery & Memorial Belleau, Dept de l’Aisne Picardie, France, birth date is 7 March 1887 according to Find A Grave.  A second memorial for him is also at the Lithopolis Cemetery, Find A Grave birth date is 29 March, 1887.

Winfield Scott Denton was born 24 November 1857 and died 4 January 1938 and is buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery. He used Scott Denton.

Scott Denton married twice. He married first to Mary W. Nicely born 28 Nov 1861 and died 12 Jun 1896. She is buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus. This first wife misses the census so it makes it difficult to track her. With his first wife he had:

  • Charles Aaron Denton born 6 June 1884, died 31 December 1951 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, buried Green Lawn Cemetery.
  • Earl Jethro Denton born 14 June 1895 and died 24 May 1943 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, buried Green Lawn Cemetery.

Scott Denton married second to a Mary M. Elliott (1874-1958) on 8 Feb 1899 in Franklin Co., Ohio. Mary is also buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery.

Winfield Scott Denton was with his parents Jethro and Harriett in the 1860 census in Truro, Franklin Co., Ohio.  In the 1870 he is with his father Jethro and step-mother Margaret, sisters and half siblings. They are living in Pickaway, Ohio.

In the 1880 census he is a boarder and working as a butcher, age 21 and living in Reynoldsburg, Franklin, Ohio.

Scott Denton remarries 8 February 1899 in Franklin Co., Ohio to a Mary Elliott age 25 born 1874. Her parents are Benjamin Elliott and Caroline Clover. (Film#00285156).

In the 1900 U.S. Census Scott W. Denton is living in Columbus Dist 0102, Ward 14, Franklin Co., Ohio, born Nov 1851 age 42. He has been married one year to a Mary M. wife born may 1874 age 26, no children born. With them is Charley son born June 1884 age 15.

In the 1910 U.S. Census Winfield J. Denton is age 52, Married 2x’s for 11 years born Ohio. With him is Mary, wife age 36 married first 11 years, born in Ohio no children born. Charles is now 25 and Earle is with them age 15. They are living in Columbus, Dist 0132, Ward 9, Franklin Co., Ohio.

Windfield S. Denton in the 1920 US census is living in Scioto, Pickaway, Ohio farming. He is 62. With him is Mary M. wife, age 45, James Geglin Servant age 70 single, Herald Denton, Servant age 19 single.

In the 1930 U.S. Census Scott Denton is living in Dist 0096 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, he is head $15,000 Rents age 72. With him is Mary M. wife age 55.

Harriett Ann Denton was born about 1860 and died in 1933. She did not marry but she lived her life out in Columbus, Ohio being a dressmaker. According to Find A Grave she was born 4 July 1860 and died 3 March 1933. She is buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. There is a headstone for her.

In the 1870 U.S. Census she is with her father Jethro Denton and step-mother Margaret, living in Pickaway Co., Ohio.

In the 1880 U.S. Census she was with her cousins in Pataskala, Licking Co., Ohio Amy Elliott’s family and Almira Hart and others. See above explanation.

Harriett A. Denton appears in quite a few City Directories for Columbus, Ohio over many years, I found her in 1901, 1918, 1927 and many more entries under dressmaker.

Columbus, Ohio City Directory, 1927 – The Denton’s

In the 1910 U.S. Census, Harriett is living in Dist. #0090, Ward 5, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. She is 49 Single and head, dressmaker, at home.. With her is a Frederick J. Bunn (Indexed Brenn). He is her nephew age 23, single, book keeper for an Ice Co. He is her sister Ida’s son who died in WWI, killed in action.

In the 1930 U.S. Census Harriett A. Denton is living in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. She is single and a dressmaker with $12,000 age 69 born Ohio. A look at her Estate/probate file would be interesting but I can’t access them online because they stop about 1900. Single individuals can be very helpful in identifying other family.

In Summary:  I knew Almira Scott, sister to Sylvester and Celestina, would help me out. Didn’t realize it would be about a cousin or her niece. Of course, I always encourage double checking me for births, deaths, burials, estates, land records and more. I did not list all the children of Jethro and Margaret: Florie, Guy, Alvin, Minnie, Ito, Katie, Mary F., Frank, Asa, and Irenaus. She stated in the 1900 census that she had 11 children and 8 were living. So I am missing one that the census are not revealing.

Green Lawn Cemetery is huge, so it requires planning to go there, you don’t want to  wander around that large a burial ground. Some cemetery offices will give access to burial records others require you be a family person, just depends and they can be very interesting:

In the next post we cover Hiram and John B. Scott in Part III of Sylvester and Hannah Johnson’s children.

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