Biography of John Scott
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Scott, John, was born in the town of Sempronius, N. Y., March 20, 1832, and is the sixth of thirteen children born to Samuel and Parmelia (Clark) Scott, he a native of Pompey Hill, N. Y., born June 3, 1791, and she a native of Sempronius, born March 10, 1800. The grandfather, Joseph Scott, came from Ireland and settled in Pompey, being a pioneer of the town, where he engaged in farming and where he died. The maternal grandfather, Cyrus Clark, settled in Sempronius and from there went to Indiana, where he died. He was also a farmer. Samuel Scott, father of John, and his brothers, John and Jonathan, settled in what has been since called Scott, Cortland county, where they were the first settlers and built the first machine in the town. Samuel was a lumberman and farmer, and died February 6, 1878 and his wife March 31, 1871. John Scott was reared on the farm and helped his father in the saw mill, but farming has always been his occupation. March 13, 1859. he married Martha McCray, who was born April 16, 1834, daughter of George and Sarah MeCray, natives of Oil Creek, Pa., by whom he had four children: William A., a farmer of Troupsburg; Dorr, also a farmer of Troupsburg; Minnie, wife of John Paul, jr., of Troupsburg; and Ella M., teacher, who was educated at Canisteo, N. Y. Mr. McCrary was a farmer and died in 1862, aged fifty eight years, and his wife February 6, 1885, aged seventy five years. Mr. Scott enlisted in Co. H, 16th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, in December, 1863, was in service until the close of the war, and was in active service all the time. He has been poormaster of the town for seven years, and is a member of McClellan Lodge No. 649, F. & A. M., also Post Bailey No. 351, G. A. R., of Troupsburg.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Steuben County, NY
Biographies

Names A to C
Names D to L
Names M to R
Names S to Z

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012