John Wilson II & Mary Keith Scott family
JOHN WILSON SCOTT II b. 2 Jan 1788, the son of John
& Nancy Keith Scott d. 18 Jan 1852 Dewitt co. Ill. m. ca. 1809
d/o Alexander & Sarah Gailey Keith b. 20 Nov 1789 96 district, S. C.
d. 14 Dec 1877 Daviess co. Missouri; John & Mary's marriage record
has not been found- they were probably married in
Jackson co. Tenn., and many of that county's records were lost in
John and Mary and their children are listed in the 1820 census for Jackson
county, Tennessee, but their ages are a bit off: John should be 32
and Mary 30, but they both list as aged "over 45". Alex at 9 and
Nancy at 7 are also listed in categories for ages 10-15.
John and his family stayed in Jackson county, Tennessee, after the rest
of the family moved on to southern Indiana. In the spring of 1827,
he and his family moved to Jefferson county, Illinois. They only
stayed there until that fall, when they moved to where the rest of the
family had arrived at, near Waynesville, in what was then Tazewell county
John ran a grist and sawmill on the Kickapoo creek west of Waynesville
for about two years, until it proved unprofitable. That time period
covered the "winter of the deep snow" (1830-31). He also at some
point ran a store of some kind in Clinton. There is some evidence
that he at some point was also a preacher.
After John died, Mary moved with many members of the Scott family to
Daviess county, Missouri. He is buried in Rock Creek Cemetary, near
Waynesville, Illinois; she is buried under a large pine tree in Old Scotland
Cemetery in Daviess co. Mo.
John and Mary were first cousins- Alexander Keith (Mary's father) and
Nancy Keith (John's mother) were brother and sister. Mary Keith Scott
is described in every biography as being a devout member of the Christian
church, and the word "zealous" is always used. They had 9 or 10 children.
b. 2 Aug 1810 Jackson (now Clay) co. Tenn. d. 25 May 1881 Daviess co. Mo.
m.18 Feb 1831 Tazewell co. Ill. (by his uncle Martin Scott) Dianner Atherton
b. 25 Feb 1815 Grayson co. Ky. d. 28 Jun 1893 Daviess co. Mo. They
moved to Pike co. Ill. after 1839. 13 children, 7 survived.
Nancy Galey b. 5 Mar 1813 Jackson (now
Clay) co. Tenn. d. 18 Mar 1867 Dewitt co. Ill. m. 22 Aug 1839 Dewitt co.
Ill. John Sylvester Strange (his 2nd marriage) b. 21 Nov 1800 Jefferson
co. Ky. d. 10 Jan 1859 Dewitt co. Ill. 8 children.
John Wilson III b.
22 Jan 1815 Jackson (now Clay) co. Tenn. d. 11 Mar 1895 Dewitt co. Ill.
m. 22 Jan 1845 Pike co. Ill. Mahala W. Atherton b. 24 Nov 1827 Tazewell
co. Ill. d. 11 Apr 1896 Wapella township, Dewitt co. Ill. 7 children.
John or his cousin John W. Scott was indicted for assault with a knife
in Dewitt county in October, 1851.
James Andrew b. 2 Mar 1817 Jackson (now
Clay) co. Tenn. d. 7 Mar 1872 Daviess co. Mo. m/1. 31 May 1841 Pike co.
Ill. Letitia Jane Glenn d/o Thomas M. & Anna C.
Scott Glenn b. 26 Sept 1823 Crawford co. Ind. d. 10 Aug 1846
Dewitt co. Ill.; 3 children. James m/2. 2 Jun 1848 Dewitt co. Ill.
Dinah Clifton Robb b. 29 May 1820 Ky. d. 1 Apr 1905 Daviess co. Mo.; 4
Daniel Keith b.
27 May 1819 Jackson (now Clay) co. Tenn. d. 20 July 1901 Dewitt co. Ill.
m. 16 May 1839 McLean co. Ill. Margaret Ann Lindley b. 22 July 1818 Christian
co. Ky. d. 27 Jan 1908 Dewitt co. Ill. They seem to be living in
his father's house in the 1840 census. 7 children, 6 survived.
Andrew B. b.
24 May 1821 Jackson (now Clay) co. Tenn. d. 12 Dec 1893 at his son's house
near McLean, McLean co. Ill. m. 15 Aug 1844 Pike co. Ill. Sarah Atherton
b. 19 Dec 1824 Sangamon co. Ill. d. 30 Jan 1912 Dewitt co. Ill. 8
children, 7 survived.
William Liddell b.
Mar 1823 Jackson (now Clay) co. Tenn. d. after 1901 Missouri m. 25 Sept
1853 Pike co. Ill. Drucilla Cox b. 1833 Mo. d. 1875 Dewitt co. Ill.
Sarah Keith b. 29 May 1825 Jackson (now
Clay) co. Tenn. d. 4 Nov 1892 Daviess co. Mo. m. 16 Mar 1843 Dewitt co.
Ill. Andrew C. "Blind Andrew" Scott b. 18 Mar 1817 Orange co. Ind. d. 1894
Daviess co. Mo. Was also nearly blind in her old age. 2 children.
Elizabeth Ann b. 4 Aug 1827 Tennessee
or possibly Illinois (same day as her husband, according to the family
bible) d. 1891?, probably in Missouri (although there is no marker
in Old Scotland Cemetery for her) m/1. 16 Mar 1848 Pike co. Ill.
William Brumfield b. 4 Aug 1827 Jessamine co. Ky. d. 27 July 1868 Gallatin,
Daviess co. Mo.; 7 children. Elizabeth m/2. 11 Jun 1878 Daviess co.
Mo. Jonathan Hartman s/o Daniel & Phebe Stuck Hartman b.
1810 Pa. or Clark co. Ohio d. before 1880 Daviess co. Mo., may be
buried Old Scotland Cemetery.
Martin - A grave in Rock Creek Cemetery near Waynesville, Illinois,
said "Martin Scott s/o J. & M. Scott aged 3 mo. 17 d.". I have
been to the cemetary many times and cannot find the stone any more (it
was there in 1976). He may have been the son of John Wilson III and
Mahala Atherton Scott, but there is no way to be certain. The original
cemetary transcription said "aged 3d.", but my copy was corrected to read
"3m 17d". In another note that I have, that seems to be a quote from
a county genealogical newsletter in 1970, it sounds as if the stone was
found somewhere, and that there was a year on it, but it was too
worn to read. Also in a history of the Scott family compiled by Thomas
F. Scott many years ago, he lists a child of John W. Scott II as "Martin
II". If Martin does belong in this family, he likely lived after
1831, because Samuel E. Scott (brother of John W. Scott II) died that year,
and is known as the first person buried in Rock Creek Cemetery. I
believe the stone is still there but has been covered with a layer of grass