William Liddell & Nancy Scott family
WILLIAM LIDDELL SCOTT s/o John Wilson &
Nancy Keith Scott b. 15 Mar 1795 Washington district, S. C. d. 6 Oct
1844 Mahaska co. Iowa m. 8 Aug 1816 Orange (now Crawford) co. Ind.
Nancy Scott, probable daughter of John Scott
b. 2 Apr 1798 Kentucky d. 18 Jan 1880 Daviess co. Mo. (Nancy stated in
the 1870 census that her father was foreign-born). William & Nancy
moved to Illinois about 1822 (although Ruth Scott Cline's obituary says
they moved in 1837), and to Mahaska co. Iowa in 1843 (it was opened for
settlement by whites May 1, 1843). "During the month of April, 1843,
many people collected and camped on lands within the limits of the county
waiting for the Indian claim to expire. Few of them attempted to sleep
on the night of the 1ast of April, and as soon as their watches indicated
the hour of twelve they commenced marking their claims. It so happened
that many made their locations and commenced making improvements simultaneously,
and it was, therefore, impossible to tell who was the first".
"The county was apportioned into election precincts previous to the
April election of 1843, but was not regularly divided into townships until
January 7, 1845, when the county commissioners defined the following: White
Oak, Harrison, Spring Creek, Monroe, Union, Des Moines, Oskaloosa, Madison,
Jefferson, Jackson, Cedar, English River, Lake, and White Breast. Jackson,
English River, Lake, and White Breast were not part of Mahaska County,
but were within the limits of other counties attached to it and ceased
to be under the jurisdiction of Mahaska as soon as those counties were
organized. Spring Creek was attached to Oskaloosa, March 11, 1845, and
the name of Jackson was changed to Scott soon afterwards". I'm
trying to find out why it was changed to Scott and if that's where
this family actually lived.
"In January, 1846, the commissioners of Mahaska County granted John
Scott permission to establish a ferry across Des Moines River, at the mouth
of Raccoon River, for a license fee of ten dollars. So far did the jurisdiction
of this county extend at that time". Who was this John?
John B. Scott, s/o Alexander Scott?
After William's death, Nancy Scott moved her family back to Dewitt co.
Ill. by 1850 (and were said to have stayed in Illinois for 2 years, encompassing
1850), then returned to Mahaska co. Iowa by 1855, when they moved to Daviess
L-R Back: Nancy
Ann Scott Wright, Isabella Louisa Scott Wymore, Alexander Scott, Matilda
M. Scott Glenn, William W. Scott, Mary K. Scott. L-R Front: Sarah
Jane Scott Hobbs, James Hugh Scott, Ruth L. Scott Cline, Andrew C. Scott.
Missing from photo: John E. Scott (assumed deceased), Thomas Martin Scott
(deceased), Levi W. Scott (deceased), Samuel Porter Scott. Photo believed
taken about 1880.
They had 14 children:
Andrew C. "Blind Andrew" b. 18 Mar 1817
Orange co. Indiana d. 1894 Daviess co. Missouri m. 16 Mar 1843
Dewitt co. Ill. Sarah G. Scott d/o John W. II
& Mary Keith Scott b. 29 May 1825 Jackson co. Tennessee d.
4 Nov 1894 Daviess co. Mo. It's said that both Andrew and Sarah were
blind or nearly so in their older days, although I have yet to see a census
report showing either one of them as blind (in fact, Andrew was a rather
prosperous farmer in his day). They had 2 daughters. There's
also somebody who claims that Andrew married 26 Feb 1845 Woodstock, McHenry
co. Illinois Sarah Ann Sponer, d/o Isaac & Anna A. Perry Sponer, b.
26 Oct 1820 Woodstock, Ill., and they had 10 children. It certainly
isn't this Andrew, but that bad info is out there.
Mary K. b. 19 Aug 1818 Crawford co. Ind. d. 30 Nov 1905, probably
in Norton co. Kansas, where she was living in 1900 with her sister and
brother-in-law, J.P. & Matilda Scott Glenn. Mary never married.
I found this death date listed on Ancestry.com for her, supposedly from
a letter from Al Glenn to Tom Vinson.
Ruth J. or L. b.
25 May 1820 Crawford co. Ind. d. 8 Dec 1912 Port Orchard, Kitsap co. Washington
m. 29 Dec 1838 Dewitt co. Ill. Levi Cline s/o George & Tansey Winders
Cline b. 17 Sept 1818 Madison, Ohio d. 6 May 1886 Sidney, Kitsap co. Wash.
They moved to Mahaska co. Iowa in 1843 with her parents, then stayed until
1855 when they moved to Daviess co. Mo. In 1874, Levi sold out the
big farm in Missouri for $10,000. He and Ruth and their children except
Tamsey, Mary, John and George Polk drove overland to Rush County Kansas
(George Polk went to Kansas a year later). Here the family filed on a thousand
acres of government land located on a beautiful little creek called the
"Walnut," so named because a few walnut trees had somehow or other managed
to survive the hot winds and long periods of drought. It was claimed that
their roots were buried in some tiny springs which fed from the Rocky Mountains
several miles away. Ruth told that when they first arrived here, there
were no flies. She would gather walnut leaves and spread them over the
fresh-killed game which would keep it fresh for days. Three of their
children: Tamsey, Mary and John died in Missouri and are buried in Scotland
Cemetery in Daviess county. Nancy settled in Ness County, Kansas and George
Polk in Pawnee County Kansas, where they died. In 1883 James Henry and
Sarah "Sadie" and their families moved to Kitsap County Washington. Levi,
Moses, Thomas and William with their families followed shortly afterward,
where they all remained the rest of their lives. In 1885, Levi and Ruth
also moved to Kitsap County, Washington where Levi died in 1886 and Ruth
in 1912. They are buried in the Bethel Cemetery. 11 children.
John E. b. 24 Sept 1822 Crawford co. Ind. d. after 1830. This
birthdate is from an entry in the family bible. No furthur information
at all, so it is assumed he died young, in the 1830's (a male his age is
accounted for in the 1830 census).
Thomas Martin b. 17 Mar 1824 Crawford co. Ind. d. 14 Apr 1855 Oskaloosa,
Mahaska co. Iowa (apparently killed in a "wagon incident", though I don't
know the details) m. 2 July 1849 Mahaska co. Iowa Leodicia
d/o Jonathan M. & Susannah W. Russell Hartman b. 10 Dec 1833
Tuscarawas co. Ohio d. 11 July 1896 Iowa? Supposedly buried in Topeka,
Kansas. They lived in Dewitt co. Ill in 1850 and then moved back
to Iowa, apparently. They had 3 children; Leodicia was married twice
more and had 3 children by each of her husbands. Leodicia's father
Jonathan Hartman m/2. Elizabeth Scott Brumfield;
Leodicia's brother Oliver Cromwell Hartman married Ruth J. Scott, d/o Dr.
Alexander K. Scott.
Sarah Jane b. 6 Jan 1826 Tazewell co. Ill. (or possibly Crawford
co. Ind.) d. 29 Apr 1890 Wapello co. Iowa (run over by a train) m. 5 Jun 1845 Mahaska co.
Iowa Abraham W. Hobbs s/o Abraham & Jane Glenn Hobbs b. 1819
Indiana or Virginia d. 1 Jun 1897 Ottumwa, Wapello co. Iowa. 2 to
William W. b. 20 Feb 1828 Tazewell co. Ill. d. 25 Jan 1913 Ottumwa,
Wapello co. Iowa m. 7 May 1871 (where?) Mary Emily Hobbs b. 1855 Iowa
d. before 1910; 2 children that I know of. In 1910, William was living
with his daughter Mary (b. 1881/2 Mo. m. 1898/9 Lewis Petery) in Center
township, Wapello co. Iowa.
Samuel Porter b. 26 Mar 1830 Tazewell co. Ill. d. 12 Jun 1919 Caldwell,
Canyon co. Idaho m. 15 Nov 1857 Clarke co. Iowa Susannah Melinda Land d/o
William Enos & Elizabeth Glenn Land b. 11 Apr 1840 Crawford co. Ind.
d. 4 Jan 1901 Caldwell, Canyon co. Idaho. Susan Land was raised by
her aunt Jane French, her 2 brothers James & William Enos lived with
another aunt, Charity Ann Vinson, until Susan married. Susan &
Samuel P. Scott took the two brothers into their home, where they remained
until grown. 2 children.
Nancy Ann b. 13 Mar 1833 McLean co. Ill. d. 19 Jan 1904 Norton co.
Kansas (or maybe Almena, Norton co. Nebraska, but she was living in Norton
co. Kansas in 1900, which also proves that the death date I had for her
of 18 Jan 1886 is incorrect) m. 13 Mar 1856 Oskaloosa, Mahaska co.
Iowa James Grant Wright s/o Isaac & Mary or Polly Fletcher Wright
b. 16 Mar 1834 Montgomery co. Indiana d. 14 Sept 1865 Daviess co.
Mo.; Served in the Civil War, Company F 43rd Regiment of Infantry Missouri
Volunteers, commanded by William F. Flint. Volunteer Enlistment dated 25
August 1864, mustered into the service 6 September 1864 at St. Joseph,
Missouri; discharged at Benton Barracks, Missouri on 30 June 1865, war
closed. While so serving, he contracted measles, also chronic diarrhea;
from the effects of which, he died in Daviess Co., Missouri. 7 children
supposedly, but in the 1900 census she said she'd had 6 children and 5
b. 26 Jan 1835 McLean co. Ill. d. 23 Jan 1918 Daviess co. Mo. m. 22 Sept
1862 Daviess co. Mo. Hannah Stretch d/o Thomas & Jane Stretch b. 10
Oct 1840 England or Indiana d. 14 Aug 1913 Daviess co. Mo. 3 children.
James Hugh (twin)
b. 14 Oct 1837 McLean co. Ill. d. 26/27 Jan 1915 Grant township, Norton
co. Kansas m/1. 7 Dec 1862 Daviess co. Mo. Mary Emily Goodvin b. ca. 1841
d. ca. 1871/2, 4 children (2 died young); m/2. 22 Jun 1873 Wymore, Gage
County, Nebraska to Mary Catherine Tisdell Randall (her 2nd marriage as
well) b. 22 Jan 1848 Missouri d. 11 May 1910 Almena, Norton co. Kansas,
9 children. James fought in the Civil War, Co. H, 23rd Mo. infantry,
was captured at the battle of Shiloh, spent six months a prisoner of war
at Andersonville, and returned to his company to continute serving to the
close of the war.
Isabella Louisa (twin) b. 14 Oct 1837 McLean co. Ill. d. 1 Jan 1913
Gage co. Nebraska m. 8 Aug 1857 Samuel Wymore b. 20 Nov 1835 Cale Creek
Prarie, between Park and Montgomery counties, Indiana d. 20 Dec 1908 Wymore,
Gage co. Nebraska. Samuel
founded the town of Wymore, Nebraska. Wymore was founded when
the Burlington Railroad was turned down by Blue Springs (Neb.) to build
their railway center there. The railroad offered Blue Springs a deal in
which the town would provide the land for a depot, business buildings,
tracks and a round house. In return, the railroad would help the growth
of the town by providing good transportation in both directions. In 1881
Wymore was established when Samuel Wymore donated the sotheast section
of his land to the Burlington Railroad. 7 children.
Wymore & family
b. 7 Sept 1840 Dewitt co. Ill. d. 16
Feb 1913 Caldwell, Canyon co. Idaho (of chronic asthma and influenza)
m. 6 Jan 1874 Daviess co. Mo. (by Elder Martin
Scott) John Peter Glenn
s/o James William & Mildred Murphy Glenn b. 27 Nov 1840 Jefferson
co. Iowa d. 28/29 Jan 1915 Norton, Norton co. Kansas (of pneumonia).
John was m/1. to Barbara Ann Cassiday. John served in the Civil War,
Co. B, 8th Iowa Cavalry, enlisted 26 Jun 1863, and was discharged 14 Aug
1865, while living in Wymore, Gage county Nebraska. They lived in
Daviess county Missouri in 1878 and 1887, but were in Blue Springs, Gage
county Nebraska in 1880, 1891, and 1898. When he applied for his
pension in 1891 (while in Nebraska), he was was listed as 6' 1" tall, brown
hair, gray eyes, and suffering "a disability which is not the result
of his own vicious habits, and as he verily believes is permanent in character.
That said disability is Giles and Disease of the heart also Dislocation
of right ankle joint". They lived Norton co. Kansas in 1900,
and in North township, Sharp co. Arkansas in 1910. 4 children, only
2 living in 1900 & 1910. After Matilda died, John supposedly
married 28 Aug 1913 in Caldwell, Canyon co. Idaho Mary Jane Scott,
d/o Andrew C. & Sarah Galey Scott (Matilda's
brother and cousin).
Levi W. b. 10 Oct 1842 Dewitt co. Ill. d. 6 Apr 1862 Shiloh, Hardin
co. Tennessee at the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War. His mother
Nancy applied for pension benefits on 11 Mar 1864 (application #47274).