James Wescott was born in Cumberland county, Maine, October 22, 1823. He went to California in 1849, and followed
mining uniil 1853. Returning to his former home, the next spring, he came to Eagan and began farming, having a
claim of one hundred and sixty acres. Here he has since resided and is one of the pieneers of the county. In 1863,
he entered the army, joining Company I, First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, as junior lieutenant. He was honorably
discharged at Nashville, Tennessee, at the close of the war. Was elected treasurer of Dakota county in 1860, and
held the office two years. His residence in Eagan is near Westcott station, which was named in his honor. August
23d, 1857, be married Mary E. Atkinson, who has borne him seven children, five are living.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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