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Scott, Samuel


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Biographical History of Cherokee County, Iowa. Published in Chicago, W.S. Dunbar, 1889

SAMUEL SCOTT, of Cedar Township, claims recognition as a pioneer, having settled in Cherokee County in 1869. He is a native of Vermont, born February 13, 1826. He is a son of William Scott, a native of Vermont, of English and Irish ancestry. His mother was Prudence Covey, a native of Connecticut, of Scotch ancestry. William Scott was a son of Thomas Scott, who was a Revolutionary soldier. Thomas Scott married Nancy Willoughby, a sister of Calvin Willoughby, a prominent Revolutionary officer. William served in the War of 1812. Samuel Scott, the subject of this notice, spent his boyhood days on a farm; at the age of fifteen years he went to learn the cabinetmakerís trade, which business he followed many years. He was married in West Albany, Vermont, March 31, 1847, to Miss Sarah M. Hazen, who was born in Grand Isle County, Vermont, and who is a daughter of Frederick and Catherine (Fadder) Hazen. Her father was of Scotch origin, and her mother was a daughter of James Fadder, a soldier in the War of 1812. In 1855 Mr. Scott removed to Hamilton County, Canada, and worked in a car factory for several months, when he came to Iowa, and settled at Marshalltown; there he worked at his trade for some time, and then engaged in the general merchandise business. In 1863 he removed to Boone County, Iowa, and remained there six years, working at his trade. He then came to Cherokee County, and purchased eighty acres of land in Cedar Township. As his means increased he made further investments in land, until he now owns 200 acres, splendidly improved; he has a fine residence, a commodious barn, and numerous conveniences for carrying on farm industries. Mr. and Mrs. Scott are the parents of seven children: Sylvester, Louisa, wife of J. M. Starr; Celia, wife of E. F. Coombs; Edna, wife of R. W. Luther; Emma, wife of W. G. Sylvester; Elmer F. and Lester. Mr. Scott affiliates with the Republican party. He and his wife are highly respected, and have reared their family in such a way as to be worthy of the esteem and regard of all.


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