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James Henry SCOTT

James Henry SCOTT[1]

Male 1842 - 1931  (88 years)

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  • Name James Henry SCOTT 
    Born 13 Mar 1842  Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • According to the pension file, James was born on March 13, 1842, 16 miles from Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. James Henry Scott's death certificate names his parents as John Scott, birthplace Kentucky, and Polly Swinney, birthplace Kentucky. It gives his birthdate as March 13, 1842 and his place of birth simply as Kentucky
    Gender Male 
    Census 15 Aug 1850  Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    2nd Division 
    • John Scott, age 46, Farmer, $300 real estate, born in KY, cannot read and write
      Mary Scott, age 42, born in KY, cannot read and write
      George W. Scott, age 17, born in KY
      Nancy J. Scott, age 21, born in KY, cannot read and write
      William Scott, age 14, born in KY, in school
      Elizabeth F. Scott, age 12, born in KY, in school
      James H. Scott, age 9, born in KY, in school
      Cosby B. Scott, age 5 (M), born in KY
      Mary C. Scott, age 1, born in KY
    Census 20 Jun 1860  Metcalfe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • John Scott, age 57, Farmer, real property $800. personal property $800, born in KY, cannot read and write
      Mary Scott, age 51, born in KY, cannot read and write
      William J. Scott, age 26, born in KY
      Elizabeth Scott, age 22, born in KY
      James H. Scott, age 18, born in KY
      Benjamin C. Scott, age 14, born in KY
      Mary C. Scott, age 11, born in KY
    Military Between 20 Oct 1863 and 29 Dec 1864  [6
    (Company G, 37th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers - Mounted Infantry) 
    • James served as a Corporal for the Union.
    Census 11 Aug 1870  Lafayette, Metcalfe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • James H. Scott, age 28, Farmer, personal property $285, born in KY
      Melissa Scott, age 24, Keeping house, born in KY
      Lowry S. Scott, age 4, born in KY
      Perry E.C. Scott, age 3, born in KY
      Eugene E. F. Scott, age 1, born in KY
    Census 17 Jun 1880  Lafayette, Metcalfe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • James H. Scott, age 38, married, Farmer, born in Kentucky, both parents born in KY
      Malissa Scott, age 33, married, keeping house, born in Kentucky, both parents born in KY
      L____ S. Scott, age 14, son, works on farm, cannot read or write, born in Kentucky, both parents born in KY
      Perry C. Scott, age 13, son, works on farm, cannot read or write, born in Kentucky, both parents born in KY
      Eugene E. Scott, age 11, son, works on farm, cannot read or write, born in Kentucky, both parents born in KY
      Porter D. Scott, age 7, son, born in Kentucky, both parents born in KY
      Emer L. Scott, age 4, daughter, born in Kentucky, both parents born in KY
      William B. Scott, age 1, son, born in Kentucky, both parents born in KY
    Residence 15 Oct 1881  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census Jun 1890  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • James H. Scott, Corpl., Company G, 37 Ky Volunteers, enlisted Oct 20, 1863, discharged Dec 29, 1864.
    Census 7 Jun 1900  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    Precinct 6 
    • J. H. Scott, head, born March, 1842, age 58, married 16 years, born in KY, both parents born in KY, Farmer
      Carrie Scott, wife, born Dec. 1848, age 51, married 16 years, mother of 8 children, 6 of whom are still living, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother born in Georgia
      Emline Scott, daughter, born July 1886, age 13, born in TX, father born in KY, mother born in Alabama
      C.H. Scott, son, born Apr 1889, age 11, born in TX, father born in KY, mother born in Alabama
      E.B. Jackson, stepdaughter, born Oct 1873, age 26, born in TX, both parents born in AL
      A. J. Jackson, stepdaughter, born July 1879, age 20, born in TX, both parents born in AL
    Census May 1910  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    Precinct 6 
    • James H. Scott, head, age 68, widowed, born in KY, both parents born in Virginia
      James Scott, son, age 21, married 2 years, born in TX, father born in KY, mother born in TX
      Lizzie Scott, daughter-in-law, age 20, married 2 years, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      Emily Hughes, daughter, age 24, married, born in TX, father born in KY, mother born in TX
      Charles Hughes, grandson, age 3, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      Thelma Hughes, granddaughter, age 8 months, born in TX, both parents born in TX
    Census 16 Jan 1920  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Address:
    Precinct 6 
    • McDonnell, J. W., farmer - owned his land/free of mortgage, age 37, born in TX, both parents born in Missouri
      McDonnell, Emily, age 33, born in TX, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Alabama
      McDonnell, Perry, son, age 16, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      McDonnell, Ruby, daughter, age 13, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      McDonnell, Charley, son, age 12, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      McDonnell, Thelma, duaghter, age 10, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      McDonnell, J.W., Jr, son, age 4, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      Scott, J. H., father-in-law, age 78, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky
    Census 29 Jan 1920  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Address:
    Precinct 6 
    • J. H. Scott, Jr., head, age 30, born in Texas, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Alabama
      Elizzie Scott, wife, age 30, born in Texas, father born in Alabama, mother born in Texas
      J. F. Scott, son, age 8, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas
      Lorie Scott, daughter, age 6, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas (first name was very hard to read)
      J. H. Scott, Sr., father, age 77, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky
    Census 30 Apr 1930  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    Precinct 6 
    • James H. Scott, head, age 41, age 18 at first marriage, born in TX, fahter born in KY, mother bon in Alabama, grocer
      Susie Scott, wife, age 41, age 16 at first marriage, born in TX, both parents born in Georgia
      James H. Scott, father, age 88, age 23 at first marriage, born in KY, both parents born in KY
      Holly Minnie Lee, stepdaughter, age 12, born in TX, both parents born in TX
    Died 20 Jan 1931  Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: of a cerebal hemorrhage 
    Buried 21 Jan 1931  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Dixie Cemetery 
    Headstone - James Henry Scott
    Headstone - James Henry Scott
    Person ID I568  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2008 

    Father John SCOTT,   b. Abt 1804, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1878, Center, Metcalfe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Mary SWINEY,   b. Abt 1808, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 11 Nov 1879 and 23 Feb 1880, Center, Metcalfe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1827  Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Samuel Swiney acted as surety. Marriage bond dated March 12, 1827.

      John and Mary were married by Ralph Petty, a Baptist minister.

      According to an August 2007 letter from the Barren County Clerk's office, the 1827 marriage records have been lost for many years; hence, they were unable to find a copy of John and Mary's marriage record or bond.
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Malissa B. WILCOXSON,   b. Abt 1847, Green County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1864  Metcalfe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • According to his Civil War Pension file, James and Malissa were married by Marshal Goodman in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. I have attempted to obtain a copy of the marriage record, but no record has been found in the courthouse. The courthouse burned in 1865 and again in 1868, and all records prior to 1868 were destroyed.
    Children 
    +1. Lowery Sherman SCOTT,   b. 5 Dec 1865, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1956, Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Perry E. C. SCOTT,   b. 1867, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Aug 1917  (Age < 50 years)
    +3. Eugene E. F. SCOTT,   b. Mar 1869, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1901  (Age ~ 31 years)
     4. Porter Adolphus SCOTT,   b. 30 Aug 1872, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1940, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Nathan SCOTT,   b. 16 Apr 1875,   d. 18 Apr 1875  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Lenora SCOTT,   b. 2 May 1876, Metcalfe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1966, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +7. Quincy Baxter SCOTT,   b. 1 Dec 1878, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1954, Nolan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Mary SCOTT,   b. 25 Aug 1880, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Sep 1940, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Carrie E. HART,   b. Dec 1848, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1884  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Children 
    +1. Emily SCOTT,   b. 7 Jul 1886, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Baby Boy SCOTT,   b. 7 Jul 1886,   d. 9 Jul 1886  (Age 0 years)
    +3. James Harrison SCOTT,   b. 1 Mar 1889, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1965, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F498  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Mar 1842 - Barren County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
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    2nd Division - 15 Aug 1850 - Barren County, Kentucky
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 20 Jun 1860 - Metcalfe County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1864 - Metcalfe County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Aug 1870 - Lafayette, Metcalfe County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Jun 1880 - Lafayette, Metcalfe County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 15 Oct 1881 - Grayson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Aug 1884 - Grayson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jun 1890 - Grayson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Precinct 6 - 7 Jun 1900 - Grayson County, Texas
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    Precinct 6 - May 1910 - Grayson County, Texas
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    Precinct 6 - 16 Jan 1920 - Grayson County, Texas
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    Precinct 6 - 29 Jan 1920 - Grayson County, Texas
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    Precinct 6 - 30 Apr 1930 - Grayson County, Texas
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of a cerebal hemorrhage - 20 Jan 1931 - Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Dixie Cemetery - 21 Jan 1931 - Grayson County, Texas
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    James Henry Scott
    James Henry Scott

    Documents
    Marriage Record - James H. Scott & Carrie (Hart) Jackson
    Marriage Record - James H. Scott & Carrie (Hart) Jackson
    Will of John Scott - filed December 23, 1878 Metcalfe Co KY
    Will of John Scott - filed December 23, 1878 Metcalfe Co KY
    Will of Mary Scott - dated Nov 11, 1879 & filed of record Feb 23, 1880
    Will of Mary Scott - dated Nov 11, 1879 & filed of record Feb 23, 1880

  • Notes 
    • James was described as 5 feet 10 1/2 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair. Another description in his file is as follows: 5 feet 11 1/2 inches, light complexion, light hair, blue eyes; in fact, this second description was found another time, except that in that instance, James was described as 5 feet 11 inches tall.

      In his pension file, James stated he had seven other children who were deceased by August 3, 1917. Two of the deceased children are Perry Scott and Eugene Scott.

      James also had a third wife, who died in 1914. I have no information about her name or when they married.

  • Sources 
    1. [S124] Federal Pension Record - James H. Scott, Certificate No. 940056 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S710] Texas Death Certificate - J.H.Scott.

    3. [S1061] Email from Sandi Goren - re Scott births.
      No First, d/o James H & Marissa (WILCOXSON) Scott (Bar-Bar), 2 May 1876
      Note: this message was sent to the South-Central Kentucky Rootsweb email list, and is archived at that site.

    4. [S220] Kentucky, Barren - 1850 - John Scott (Reliability: 3).
      John Scott, age 46, Farmer, $300 real estate, born in KY, cannot read and write
      Mary Scott, age 42, born in KY, cannot read and write
      George W. Scott, age 17, born in KY
      Nancy J. Scott, age 21, born in KY, cannot read and write
      William Scott, age 14, born in KY, in school
      Elizabeth F. Scott, age 12, born in KY, in school
      James H. Scott, age 9, born in KY, in school
      Cosby B. Scott, age 5 (M), born in KY
      Mary C. Scott, age 1, born in KY

    5. [S223] Kentucky, Metcalfe - 1860 - John Scott (Reliability: 3).
      John Scott, age 57, Farmer, real property $800. personal property $800, born in KY, cannot read and write
      Mary Scott, age 51, born in KY, cannot read and write
      William J. Scott, age 26, born in KY
      Elizabeth Scott, age 22, born in KY
      James H. Scott, age 18, born in KY
      Benjamin C. Scott, age 14, born in KY
      Mary C. Scott, age 11, born in KY

    6. [S124] Federal Pension Record - James H. Scott, Certificate No. 940056. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1133] Kentucky, Metcalfe - 1870 - James H. Scott.
      James H. Scott, age 28, Farmer, personal property $285, born in KY
      Melissa Scott, age 24, Keeping house, born in KY
      Lowry S. Scott, age 4, born in KY
      Perry E.C. Scott, age 3, born in KY
      Eugene E. F. Scott, age 1, born in KY

    8. [S1639] Kentucky, Metcalfe - 1880 - James H. Scott.

    9. [S1914] Texas, Grayson - 1890 - James H. Scott.
      {James H. Scott, Corpl., Company G, 37 Ky Volunteers, enlisted Oct 20, 1863, discharged Dec 29, 1864.}

    10. [S1903] Texas, Grayson - 1900 - James H. Scott.
      {J. H. Scott, head, born March, 1842, age 58, married 16 years, born in KY, both parents born in KY, Farmer
      Carrie Scott, wife, born Dec. 1848, age 51, married 16 years, mother of 8 children, 6 of whom are still living, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother born in Georgia
      Emline Scott, daughter, born July 1886, age 13, born in TX, father born in KY, mother born in Alabama
      C.H. Scott, son, born Apr 1889, age 11, born in TX, father born in KY, mother born in Alabama
      E.B. Jackson, stepdaughter, born Oct 1873, age 26, born in TX, both parents born in AL
      A. J. Jackson, stepdaughter, born July 1879, age 20, born in TX, both parents born in AL}

    11. [S1915] Texas, Grayson - 1910 - James H. Scott.
      {James H. Scott, head, age 68, widowed, born in KY, both parents born in Virginia
      James Scott, son, age 21, married 2 years, born in TX, father born in KY, mother born in TX
      Lizzie Scott, daughter-in-law, age 20, married 2 years, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      Emily Hughes, daughter, age 24, married, born in TX, father born in KY, mother born in TX
      Charles Hughes, grandson, age 3, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      Thelma Hughes, granddaughter, age 8 months, born in TX, both parents born in TX}

    12. [S1916] Texas, Grayson - 1920 - J. W. McDonnell.
      {McDonnell, J. W., farmer - owned his land/free of mortgage, age 37, born in TX, both parents born in Missouri
      McDonnell, Emily, age 33, born in TX, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Alabama
      McDonnell, Perry, son, age 16, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      McDonnell, Ruby, daughter, age 13, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      McDonnell, Charley, son, age 12, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      McDonnell, Thelma, duaghter, age 10, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      McDonnell, J.W., Jr, son, age 4, born in TX, both parents born in TX
      Scott, J. H., father-in-law, age 78, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky}

    13. [S846] Texas, Grayson - 1920 - J. H. Scott, Jr..
      J. H. Scott, Jr., head, age 30, born in Texas, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Alabama
      Elizzie Scott, wife, age 30, born in Texas, father born in Alabama, mother born in Texas
      J. F. Scott, son, age 8, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas
      Lorie Scott, daughter, age 6, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas (first name was very hard to read)
      J. H. Scott, Sr., father, age 77, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky

    14. [S1917] Texas, Grayson - 1930 - James H. Scott.
      {James H. Scott, head, age 41, age 18 at first marriage, born in TX, fahter born in KY, mother bon in Alabama, grocer
      Susie Scott, wife, age 41, age 16 at first marriage, born in TX, both parents born in Georgia
      James H. Scott, father, age 88, age 23 at first marriage, born in KY, both parents born in KY
      Holly Minnie Lee, stepdaughter, age 12, born in TX, both parents born in TX}

    15. [S104] Email - from Sandi Gorin to Carol Voiles.

    16. [S852] Marriage Record - James H. Scott & Carrie Jackson.


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