James L. & Mary Ann Gilmer Scott family
JAMES L. SCOTT s/o Andrew & Anna Longest
Scott b. 12 Jan 1813 Giles co. Tenn., on the Pigeon Roost Creek of
the Elk River (near present-day Pulaski, Tenn.) d. 10 Jan 1898 Polk
co. Iowa m. 31 Oct 1839 Jefferson co. Iowa Mary Ann Gilmer d/o James &
Elizabeth "Betsey" Tilford Allen Gilmer b. 18 Dec 1818 Adair co.
Ky. d. 3:35 PM, 18 July 1909 at the home of her youngest child, Mrs. H.
E. Bollinger, from the effects of a broken hip suffered around Dec 1908.
James crossed the Mississippi river in fall 1834 and fall 1835 with other
explorers; he lived for a year in Lee co. Iowa; he also spent a year and
a half working at the lead mines in Wisconsin; he was elected the first
sheriff of Jefferson county, Iowa, about the time he got married, and served
for five years. In the 1850 census, they're living with an Alex Scott,
age 23 ("laborer", born in Kentucky). They moved to Des Moines (Lee
township, Polk co. Iowa) in 1856, then to Bloomfield township (also in
Polk county, Iowa) about 1867. 12 children, 8 survived (7 living
in October, 1889; 5 living at the time of Mary's death, 3 boys and 2 girls):
Samantha (Comantha) California - b. 19 Aug 1840 Jefferson
co. Iowa d. 6 Sept 1892 Polk co. Iowa, buried Woodland cemetery,
Polk co. Iowa; m. 24 Dec 1865 Des Moines, Polk co. Iowa
James Embree (lawyer) b. 1839/40 Illinois; one daughter (Pearlie
b. 1866/7 Iowa)
Iowa Evan - b. 19 Nov 1841 Jefferson co. Iowa d. 28 Aug 1923, buried Green Lawn cemetery, Union co. Iowa; m. 24 Nov 1867 Des Moines,
Polk co. Iowa Samuel W. McEldery/McElderry d. before 1920; a daughter,
Ora b. 1870/1, was living with James & Samantha Embree (above) in 1880
Annex Texas- b. 23 Aug 1844 Jefferson co. Iowa d. 2 Oct 1874
Des Moines, Polk co. Iowa (she was "an invalid for many years")
Infant boy b. Jan 1846, died the same day (a child named Sevastopol
in "The History of Polk County, Iowa" may be this baby)
Richard (Dick, Dix)- b. 30 Jan 1847 Jefferson co. Iowa d.
7 Mar 1915 Prairie twp., Jackson co. Mo., never married
Cecil Oregon or Celia Oregon (F)- b. 20 Oct 1848 Jefferson
co. Iowa d. 4:00 AM, 4 Sept 1859 Lee township, Polk co. Iowa (typhus);
buried Gilmer Cemetery, Section 15, Round Prairie Township, Jefferson co.
Iowa (no marker)
Frank- b. 26 Mar 1850 Jefferson co. Iowa d. 19 Apr 1907 Austin,
Travis co. Texas m. 1885 Nellie Overstrus b. Jan 1869 Texas
d. after 1900; at least 5 children
Shasta Bute (or Charity Bute) - listed in the 1856 Iowa State
Census as "Schastibule Scott")- b. 11 Feb 1854 d. 28 July (June?)
1859 (12:00) Lee township, Polk co. Iowa (typhus); buried Gilmer Cemetery,
Section 15, Round Prairie Township, Jefferson co. Iowa (no marker)
Anna Elizabeth- b. 30 Jun 1855 d. 29 July (June?) 1859 (10:30
pm) Lee township, Polk co. Iowa (typhus); buried Gilmer Cemetery, Section
15, Round Prairie Township, Jefferson co. Iowa (no marker). For Cecil/Celia,
Shasta/Charity, and Anna, the discrepancies are between memories of a caretaker
of the Gilmer Cemetery in regards to unmarked graves, and the 1860 Mortality
Schedule of Polk county Iowa. The Gilmer Family Bible matches the information not in parenthesis.
Wilson Alexander - b. 25 Nov 1856 Iowa d. 15 Dec 1889 Des Moines,
Polk co/ Iowa; m. 14 Feb 1882 Des Moines, Polk co. Iowa Lola
Atkinson d/o Jasper & Lena Atkinson b. 1861 Noble co. Ohio
Caleb Dial - b. 28 Jan 1859 Des Moines, Polk co. Iowa d. after
1910 m/1. 6 Aug 1895 Anna L. Tappan d/o J. C. & Martha
B. Whinney Tappan b. Feb 1879 Lake City, Calhoun co. Iowa, at least
1 child; m/2. 1907/8 Isabel _____ b. 1874/5 Iowa (her second marriage).
Worked as a street car conductor in Des Moines.
- b. 23 Oct 1861 Des Moines, Polk co. Iowa d. Salem, Oregon
m. 26 Oct 1887 Des Moines, Polk co. Iowa Henry Edward Bollinger s/o
Henry Bollinger b. 23 Mar 1861 Hocking co. Ohio d. 21 Mar 1931;
lived in Afton, Iowa. Both buried Belcrest cemetery, Salem, Oregon.
Olive attended Drake University in Des Moines. 3 children.