Wilson (B.) Scott family

WILSON SCOTT s/o John Wilson & Nancy Keith Scott b. 1790's, prob. 1791 d. between 31 Dec 1842 - Feb 1846 Crawford co. Indiana m. 23 Nov 1815 Harrison (now Crawford) co. Ind. Dorinda Guy Sloan Sharp b. 1792/3 Iredell co. N. C. d. 13 May 1855 Crawford co. Ind. d/o Archibald & Rebecca Guy Sloan; Dorinda m/1. 29 Nov 1811 Barren co. Ky. James Sharp- 1 daughter, Elizabeth, m. 1830/1 Benjamin Gregory

Judging by the land records, Wilson stayed on the land his family had lived on in Crawford co. Ind. when they moved to Illinois.  He is listed as buying a farm in 1822, which I presume was from another of his family.  He laid out the first plat for the town of Hartford, Indiana in 1839, which later became English, the present county seat of Crawford county.  Unfortunately, the area Wilson laid out proved too susceptible to flooding in recent years, and the town has mostly been moved uphill.

There were death dates of 1837 and 20 Nov 1834 that have been circulated for a Wilson Scott with a birthdate of 20 Jan 1794, (died age 40 years 10 months); this I have found to have been a mis-reading of the damaged tombstone of Mahala Kirtland Scott, first wife of Wilson Lindley Scott.

Wilson was said in one source to have been a minister in the Christian church, but that source was a record that named four brothers as ministers- James, Martin, Andrew, and "Samuel Wilson".  HOWEVER, I have recently found some information that suggests he might have been a minister- here, Wilson Scott is listed as a minister at a meeting in Orange co. Ind. (which borders on Crawford county) in August 1829.  His brother Andrew is referenced later on that page as being a preacher in Sangamon county Illinois in September 1840.

That above record could also mean that Wilson Scott's real full name was Samuel Wilson Scott.  But I doubt it.

They had 9 children:

Author: Matt Scott