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-
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:
Leannah- b. 1816/7 Crawford co. Ind. d. ca. 1855 Crawford co. Ind.
m. 1 Nov 1832 Crawford co. Ind. Harrison Denbo s/o Joseph & Elizabeth
Tucker Denbo b. 29 Oct 1811 Harrison co. Ind. d. 7 Feb 1871 Crawford co.
Ind. buried Denbo cemetery, English, Indiana. After Leannah died,
Harrison married her widowed sister Didamia. 7 or 8 children.
Clarissa Ann- b. ca. 1818 Crawford co. Ind. d. ca. 1843 Crawford
co. Ind. m. 8 Dec 1836 Harrison co. Ind. Carroll Nash s/o Thomas &
Mary "Polly" Parker Nash b. 1815/6 Smith co. Tenn. d. before 1900.
Didamia- b. 1822-4 d. after 1880, probably before 1900 m. 17 Dec
1845 Crawford co. Ind. Isaiah Lambdin b. 1819/20 Orange co. Ind. d. ca.
1855 Crawford co. Ind.; 5 or 6 children. Didamia m/2. 6 Jan 1857
Harrison Denbo, widow of her sister Leannah (info above); 1 child.
Son- b. ca. 1824 Crawford co. Ind. d. 1830's Crawford co. Ind.
John M. B.- b. 1825/6 Crawford co. Ind. d. 1880-1900, probably not
in Crawford co. Ind. (he moved from the state in May 1880); 2nd Lt., 81st
Indiana volunteer infantry, Company H, Civil War- enlisted 11 Aug 1862,
resigned on 18 Nov 1862 m. 10 Feb 1850 Crawford co. Ind. Frances
Roberson b. 1827/8 Indiana. As many as 9 children and an unmatched
ability to produce conflicting age information on census reports.
Nancy K.- b. Apr 1832 Crawford co. Ind. d. after 1900, Crawford
or Dubois co. Ind. m. 27 Nov 1851 Crawford co. Ind. Harvey Roberson
s/o Benjamin & Sarah Yates Roberson b. 2 Feb 1831 Grantsburgh, Crawford
co. Indiana d. 28 Mar 1911 DuBois co.Ind.; enlisted 29 Aug 1862 in
the 81st Indiana Infantry, Co. H, Civil War, and was mustered out at Nashville
13 Jun 1865. 11 children total, only 4 were living in 1900.
Rebecca J.- b. 19 Jun 1833 Crawford co. Ind. d. 17 Feb 1892
Wheatland, Knox co. Ind. m. 28 Sept 1848 Crawford co. Ind. William
Woodson Ray b. 27 Feb 1833 Crawford co. Ind. d. 6 Jul 1882 Wheatland,
Knox co. Ind. They moved from Crawford county, Indiana in the 1860's
and were in Steen township, Knox county Indiana in 1880, where William
was listed as bedridden, suffering from paralysis. 8 children.
Ruth Ann- b. 1836/7 Crawford co. Ind. d. by 1892 m/1. 29 July
1855 George Benton Miller s/o Col. Houston Miller b. 1835/6 Indiana d.
5 Mar 1862 Mumfordsville, Ky., buried Sloan Cemetary, Crawford co. Ind;
Co. F., 50th Indiana Infantry, Civil War; 3 children. George was
the proprietor of a general store north of English, Indiana, before he
left for the war. He died of some kind of disease. Some of the letters
written by George B. Miller home to his wife have survived; read an article
about them here. Ruth m/2.
8 Dec 1864 Samuel Roberson s/o Daniel & Esther Yates Roberson b. 22
Jun 1821 Meade co. Ky. d. 13 Mar 1902 Knox co. Ind. (his second marriage
also, of at least three); 3 children? Samuel had been married to
a woman named Rebecca (who'd also been married before) for eight years
in the 1900 census.
Wilson Windfield- b. 1840/1 Crawford co. Ind. d. 4 Jul 1873 Crawford
co. Ind. m. 22 Jun 1858 Crawford co. Ind. Ailcey A. Roberson d/o Benjamin
& Sarah Yates Roberson b. 26 Dec 1841 Indiana d. 26 Apr 1915 Crawford
co. Ind., buried Grantsburgh cemetery; 6 children. It's just barely
possible that Wilson W. Scott was murdered. In the issue of the local
Crawford county paper that came out the day after his death, a reference
was made to "the Scott murder" in a column header; the accompanying paragraph
was a rebuttal letter from a local doctor in response to an earlier claim
by someone that he had done his job poorly at some time. I couldn't
find any other reference prior to this, though, so I don't know what he
was talking about.