Biography of Loren R. Scott
Madison County, NY Biographies





Scott, Loren R., p. o. Unadilla Forks, was born in Brookfield, November 24, 1846, a son of Giles, son of Marvin Scott, who came from New England to Brookfield at an early day. He had eleven brothers and sisters and several came to Brookfield, and the vicinity where Mr. Scott lives was known as Scott street; his wife was Julie, daughter of Joel Ives, one of the earlier settlers of Bridgewater. The father of Marvin Scott was Amos, 2d, who spent his last days in Brookfield. His father, Amos Scott, 1st, died in Brookfield and was buried in Bridgewater. Six children were born to Marvin and Julia (Ives) Scott. Giles Scott was born in Brookfield, October 13, 1818, and here lived and died. He was one of the leading farmers of the town; was first a Democrat and after the organization of the Republican party joined that side and was once assessor and a captain of militia His wife was Elizabeth Babcock, daughter of Martin Babcock, one of the early settlers of Bridgewater, coming from New England in an ox cart. They had two sons: W. I. of Bridgewater and Loren R. Mr. Scott died in 1892, aged seventy four years, and his wife died in July, 1892. Loren R. Scott was reared on a farm, educated in the common schools and Clinton Liberal Institute and has always been a farmer; he is one of the leading agriculturists in Unadilla valley and follows dairying and bop growing. He is a Republican in politics, but not an aspirant to office. November 23, 1870, Mr. Scott married Clara Ferris, and they have had six children: Giles F., born November 17, 1871, educated in the common schools and Clinton Liberal Institute; Fred L., born September 14, 1877, educated in Clinton Liberal Institute, graduated from Fairfield Military Academy and enlisted in Co. D, 1st Florida Regiment in the Spanish war; Charles T., born July 26, 1881, at home; Earl B., born August 20, 1884, at home; Irving N., born April 26, 1887; and Elizabeth, born August 8, 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Scott are members of the Universalist Church of Bridgewater. Mrs. Scott graduated from Clinton Institute in 1868 and followed teaching a short time.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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