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David Scott

DAVID SCOTT, a successful farmer of Afton Township, has been a resident of Cherokee County for nineteen years.  He was born near Dunville, Ontario, April 7, 1834, and lived in the land of his nativity until he was twenty -two years of age, following boating as a business.  In 1856 he removed to Winneshiek County, Iowa and settled near Frankville; for six years he engaged in farming and then came to Cherokee County and entered eighty-six acres of land on which his residence now stands.  He was prosperous in his business and from time to time added to his first purchase of land until he now owns 256 acres of as fine land as lied in Cherokee County.  He has built a good dwelling, commodious barns and sheds and has planted a fine grove of trees.  During his residence in Cherokee County Mr. Scott devoted himself to raising grain and livestock and his efforts have met with uniform success.  David Scott is the son of Samuel and Ann (Tate) Scott of Irish birth.  He was married January 28, 1865 to Mary Ackerson, a native of the State of New York, and a daughter of Cornelius and Eliza (Furdman) Ackerson, of Dutch origin.  Mr and Mrs Scott are the parents of ten children, eight of whom are living: John Henry, George Albert, James Jefferson, Winfield, Anna Eliza, Emma Ida, Eugene and Clara.  Since his residence in Cheroke County Mr. Scott has held several local offices of trust and responsibilty to the entire satisfaction of the public.  His political affiliations are with the Republican party.  He has given his children a good common-school education, and is a liberal supporter of all efforts to advance the standing of the community.

Source: Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889

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