SCOTT COX, a well known and popular citizen of Mahoning Township, residing on his farm of twenty three acres,
which he has placed in an excellent state of cultivation, was born February 25, 1839, in Mahoning Township, Lawrence
Mr. Scott was reared in Mahoning Township and with the exception of a short period spent in Pulaski Township has
lived here through his long and busy life. His early education was obtained in the subscription schools, but in
all the important things of life he has been self taught. His occupation has been farming. Early in 1861 Mr. Cox
enlisted for service in the Civil War and performed the duties of a soldier faithfully and well for over three
months, mainly in Maryland and the mountains of Pennsylvania, as a member of Company F, Twelfth Regiment, Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Edward O'Brien, who later became colonel of the regiment.
Mr. Cox married Sarah A. Onstott, who was born in Pulaski Township and died in Masoning Township. She was a daughter
of Adam Onstott, who was a native of Germany and an early settler in Pulaski Township. Six children were born to
them, as follows: Alexander L., residing in Mahoning Township; Ira L., residing at New Castle; Maud, wife of Walter
Lamm, of New Castle; James L. also of New Castle; Blanche, wife of L., Stevenson, residing in Pulaski Township;
and Morris K., residing at New Castle. The family was reared in the faith of the Disciples' Church, of which the
mother was a consistent member.
In politics, Mr. Scott is a Democrat and has frequently been elected to township offices, and during his term of
service as road supervisor greatly improved the highways under his supervision.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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