The Scott Family of Waterbury to Huntington Twp. – An Overview

The Scott Family

This page is devoted to the Scott Family of Waterbury and especially to Obadiah Scott who migrated to Huntington Twp. in the Wyoming Valley of what we know today as the Wilkes-Barre area and Luzerne County in Pennsylvania.

The land in the area had been taken under control by the Susquehannah Company and distributed to settlers. It was also known as Westermoreland Twp., County and attached to Litchfield Co., Connecticut governmentally till the Trenton Decree of 1782 awarding the land in the area to Pennsylvania.  Connecticut withdrew and the settlers were temporarily under Northumberland Co. till 1786 when Luzerne County was created.

This page will be a table of contents of the posts written about Obadiah Scott b. 1737 in Waterbury, his life, marriages, and children and descendants.


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  4. Blogs are backward from a book, so the oldest posts are the first. So you could technically go back to the beginning and go forward through the blog.  I strive to do the genealogy in a chronological manner but not always for this is also a story about their lives and family connections which make it very complicated. When I start writing about a family, I do a summary post of the family of a specific couple listing their children and then try to follow it with more detailed posts about the children and their families if it works within the concept of the blog.  If you see revisiting in the title it means I have found new information or am going back to that person or couple and adding more detail.


The Scott Family – Obadiah Scott his wife Hannah How(e) and

his 2nd wife Charity Barber Sutliff and more…

Supplemental posts of interest, already published:

Waterford Cemetery, Washington Co., Ohio, February 2, 2013 (Trip to Ohio, visit to this cemetery.) Burial of Obadiah Scott Jr. born 1771.

A Review of Solomon Goss and Olive (Scott) Goss’s children, October 23, 2016

Olive Scott Goss – What Happened to her? January 22, 2017

Westmoreland County Taxables 1776 to 1780, January 21, 2018.

Meetings of the Proprietors of Huntington Twp. 1777 to 1778, January 28, 2018

The Decree of Trenton 1782 – The Connecticut Settlers in the Wyoming Valley react…June 10, 2018 – Obadiah Scott signed one of the petitions.

Philip Goss Jr. & Others – Proceedings of the Commissioners Under the Confirming Law of 1787, February 2, 2019. An attempt to settle the land claims that failed.

Nathaniel Goss and Hannah Scott’s Children: an overview, June 29, 2019

Solomon Goss and his marriage to Olive Scott 1776, December 17, 2019

The above is a list of posts published on this blog that has information about the Scott family of Huntington Twp. especially Obadiah Scott. There might be more references to this man or his children because they interacted with other families in many situations.


The Scott Family of Huntington Twp. new material as of January 2020:

The Scott Family: Two Scott Sisters, Hannah & Olive, daughters of Obadiah and Hannah Scott, January 26, 2020

Obadiah Scott Sr., Waterbury to Huntington Twp. 1774 to 1779, January 31, 2020 – Covers his birth, arrival in the valley, tax lists, search for military records, meeting minutes of the township.

Obadiah Scott Sr. and the decade of the 1780 to 1789 in Huntington Twp. February 2, 2020.  Covers his submission of Losses for the war, his presence in the Wyoming valley, taking an Oath of Allegiance to Pennsylvania, appearing in the 1786 tax list, and participating in the land claims process regarding the ill-fated Confirming Act 1787.

Obadiah Scott Sr. and the life in Huntington Twp. from 1790 to 1799, February 4, 2020. Covers the 1790 US Census, almost Justice of the Peace, taxes 1796 and 1798, the Compromise Act of 1799.

Obadiah Scott Sr. and Jesse Scott: The Sale of Vacant Lands, by Act of 1784 and 1792, February 6, 2020. Covers the 400+ acres that he and his son Jesse bought in 1793.

Obadiah Scott Sr. and the turn of the century, his life in 1800 through 1820, February 9, 2020. Covers the 1800 US Census, Letters left, 1802 Meeting for land claims for Huntington. Newspaper article about land certificates, 1810 and 1820 US Census, more detail to follow.

Obadiah Scott, the Elder (Senior) his land the Land Surveys in Huntington Twp., February 11, 2020

Obadiah Scott Sr. (1737 to 1828) Burial in Scott Cemetery, February 13, 2020

Obadiah Scott Senior his Will (1817) and his Probate in Luzerne County Pennsylvania in 1828. February 16, 2020

Obadiah Scott Sr. and his two marriages and children, February 18, 2020 – Covers marriage to Hannah How(e) and Charity Barber Sutliff.

Obadiah Scott Senior and Hannah Howe’s children: Lucy Scott and her very confusing life…February 19, 2020, The Pettibone Family and Lucy Scott.

Lucy Scott and Amariah Watson…did they marry…February 24, 2020 – A review of the Pettibone family, Noah Pettibone Jr. his land, and a little about his life, Amariah Watson, and his life. A review of the marriages of all of them.

Obadiah Scott Senior and Hannah Howe’s children: Jesse Scott & his wife Amy Evans. February 27, 2020 – Jesse Scott and Amy in Luzerne Co. from 1790 to about 1804.

Jesse Scott’s Land History & claims as a Connecticut Claimant, March 1, 2020

Lot#13 – Jesse Scott to Steven Harrison in 1791 and then to John Goss by the Auditors in 1804, March 3, 2020

Lot#31 and 28 – Obadiah Scott Sr. to Jesse Scott -1798, March 4, 2020

Jesse Scott a Pitch of Land for 45 acres and 28 perches 1799, again in 1802, March 5, 2020

Jesse Scott & the Solomon Squires Land Dispute – Lots 35/37, Lot #3, 42, 22 – 1795 – 1804, March 8, 2020

Lots #5 & 8: Jesse Scott, Mary Santee and the King Family – 1800 & 1804, March 10, 2020

Lot #7 – Jesse Scott to John Goss, 1801, March 12, 2020

Lot #41 – Jesse Scott to John & Polly Goss, 1801, March 13, 2020

Lots#24 and 25 – Jesse Scott and his deeds with John Goss & the Auditors – 1801 to 1804, March 15, 2020

Jesse Scott and the High Sheriff of Luzerne County, PA 1805 – Unseated Lands, March 17, 2020

Jesse Scott and Any Scott migrate to Waterford Twp., Washington Co., Ohio about 1803, March 19, 2020

The Estate of Jesse Scott, August 1816, March 22, 2020

Jesse Scott and Amy Evans’ Children: An Overview Part I, April 1, 2020 – Cynthia, David, and Jesse Scott.

Jesse Scott and Amy Evans’ Children: An Overview Part II, April 5, 2020 – John, Obadiah, Barnabus, Amy, and Lola Scott.

A grandson writes to his grandfather Obadiah Scott 1825, April 7, 2020

Jesse Scott, Amy Evans and a Deed of Partition of Nathaniel Evans, April 9, 2020

Obadiah Scott Sr. and Hannah Howe’s children: Obadiah Scott Jr. (III) and his wife Thankful Rood, April 12, 2020

Obadiah Scott Jr., his Land History in Luzerne Co., PA – Lots #15, 17 and 19 – Part I. April 14, 2020

Obadiah Scott Jr. and Lot #17 in Luzerne Co., PA – Part II, April 16, 2020

Obadiah Scott Jr. some Township Committee Deeds next to Lot #17 and Lot #50 in Luzerne Co., PA – Part III, April 19, 2020

Solomon Goss sells to Obadiah Scott Jr. Lots #29 2nd Div. and Lot #4 3rd Div. – Part IV, April 21, 2020

Obadiah Jr. & Thankful Scott migrate to Ohio and settle in Washington County by 1810, April 23, 2020

Obadiah Scott Jr., his death and burial in Waterford Twp., Washington Co., Ohio – 1827, April 27, 2020

Part I – Obadiah Scott Jr./III’s Estate in Washington County, Ohio, 1827 to 1833 – Inventory & Sale of Personal Possessions. May 3, 2020

Part II – Obadiah Scott Jr./III’s Estate – A visit to Luzerne Co., PA in 1830 to sell Lot#4 in the 3rd Div., May 5, 2020

Part III – Obadiah Scott (Jr’s) Estate – Petition to Sell Land in Ohio for debts 1831 to 1833, May 7, 2020

Part IV – Obadiah Scott Jr/III’s Estate – The Settlement, May 11, 2020

Thankful Rood Scott an her journey after Obadiah…May 18, 2020

Obadiah Scott Jr/III & Thankful Rood’s Children: Celestina Scott and Nathaniel Fuller – Part I, May 24, 2020 – Covers Celestina and Nathaniel Fuller’s lives, their children Percival Scott Fuller, Mary Elvira Fuller, and Clarissa Fuller.

Obadiah Scott Jr/III & Thankful Rood’s Children: Celestina Scott and Nathaniel Fuller – Part I, May 27, 2020 – Rowena, Almira, Eliza, Clarence, Orville, Videlius and Ann A.

Obadiah Scott Jr/III & Thankful Rood’s children: Almira Scott and her three husbands…May 31, 2020 – 1) Samuel Cushing, 2) John Beach, 3) Mr. Hart

Obadiah Scott Jr/III & Thankful Rood’s children: Sylvester Scott and a little about Hannah Johnson, his wife…June 7, 2020

Hannah Johnson, Sylvester Scott’s wife – Finding a father and brother and more…June 9, 2020

Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson’s children: Part I – An Overview: Benjamin, Mary, and Obadiah Scott, June 27, 2020

Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson’s children: Part II – An Overview: Harriett Scott and her husband Jethro Denton, June 30, 2020

Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson’s children: Part III – An Overview: Hiram Scott and John Scott, published July 8, 2020

Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson’s children: Part IV – An Overview: Nathaniel F. Scott and Daniel W. Scott, July 10, 2020

Sylvester Scott and Hannah Johnson’s children: Benjamin J. Scott and a little about his wife Mahala Myers…July 31, 2020

Mahala Myers Scott and her life 1829 to 1904, August 2, 2020

The Year of 1891 – The Divorce of Mahala Scott and Benjamin J. Scott, August 4, 2020

Benjamin J. Scott and his land in Wyoming – 1883 to 1907, August 7, 2020

Benjamin J. Scott and Mahala Myers’ their children: an overview Part I, August 11, 2020 – Covers Thankful, Amanda, Mary A. and a little about Albert S. Scott.

Benjamin J. Scott and Mahala Myers’ their children: an overview Part II, August 14, 2020 – Covers John M. Scott, Almeda C. Scott, Almina D. Scott, Martha F. Scott, Robert A. Scott, Ida C. Scott and Ada D. Scott.

Benjamin J. Scott and Mahala Myers children: Albert Sylvester Scott & Julia Rawley, August 16, 2020.

Albert Scott his Estate: 1923 to 1932, August 19, 2020 – Son of Benjamin & Mahala Scott.

Part I – Albert S. Scott and Julia A. Rawley and their children: an overview: Mary T. Higgins, Edward N. Scott, and Margaret C. Wyatt, August 22, 2020

Part II – Albert Scott and Julia A. Rawley and their children: an overview: Helen Derr and Daniel P. Scott, published August 25, 2020

Part III – Albert Scott and Julia Rawley’s children: An overview: Josephine Scott and Ida Scott Sherwood, published August 27, 2020.

Part IV – Albert Scott and Julia Rawley’s children: An Overview: James Sylvester Scott and a little about his wife Vergie May Parnell, August 31, 2020

James and Vergie Scott’s son Bernard Albert Scott and his wife, Mary Ruth Aspaas, September 3, 2020

Obadiah Scott Jr/III and Thankful Rood’s children: Tracy Scott & his wife Elizabeth Thompson, September 8, 2020.

Obadiah Scott Jr./III and Thankful Rood’s children: Obadiah, Hannah, James, and Hiram Scott. September 10, 2020.

Part I: The Ancestors of Obadiah Scott and Hannah How(e) of Huntington Twp. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, September 20, 2020

Part II: The Early years of Edmund Scott!, published September 22, 2020

I have reached a stopping point on the Scott Family of Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., PA, and Washington Co., Ohio. There is still a lot of research to be done on this family but it is time for me to move on 9/22/2020.