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):

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