Saturday, April 30, 2011

Surname Saturday: SCOTT in Kentucky

I recently created a scrapbook page featuring the known Scotts in my ancestry. My great grandmother was a Scott. Her father died young and his widow remarried. The second marriage produced no children. Fortunately the grandfather left a detailed will so that I know the makeup of the generation of his children. They lived in Harrison County, Kentucky, on Indian Creek.

His name was the very common John Scott. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1778. One of his neighbors, another of my ancestors, was also born that year in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. As there were Scotts in that vicinity at the time, I hope studying them will produce a relationship. I had hoped the fact that one of John Scott's oldest sons was named Francis might mean that was his father's name - and there was one in that PA location in 1790. I just got the bond and permission of what I think is John's marriage to a Sarah McDaniel in Clark County, Kentucky. It is HER father who was named Francis. Back to the drawing board on that one!

Starting with my great grandmother, here is my Scott surname list (place Harrison County except where noted):

Nancy Isabelle Scott, b. 13 April 1843, d. 31 December 1921 in Lakewood, OH, m. 3 May 1866
     John James McClintock, b. 7 July 1826 in Bourbon Co., KY; d. 18 September 1892

Thomas Scott, b. 22 December 1810; d. 22 October 1844; m. 22 December 1840
     Elizabeth McShane, b. 2 October 1823; d. 16 October 1907, m (2) 5 February 1846
          Caleb S. Whaley, b. 19 March 1818, d. 17 May 1887

John Scott, b. 16 October 1778 in PA; d. 3 March 1857; m. 21 July 1803 in Clark Co., KY
     Sarah (Sallie) McDaniel, b. ca. 1784; d. after 1860 census


  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  2. Interesting. I have Scott and Ackles ancestors. They were from Pennsylvania and then migrated westward. I pick their history up in Illinois, where my 3rd great-grandmother, Sarah Scott settled and raised a family with my 3rd great-grandfather, Richard Aickles/Ackles. Their son, Charles, is my line. They had another son, George. They all lived in the American Bottom, Columbia (formerly called Eagle Twp.), Monroe county, Illinois. Another closely associated family is Ennis. My Charles Ackles married Mahala Ennis.