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James A. Scott

Birthplace: York, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Scott and Violet Scott
Husband of Jane Scott
Father of Josiah Wilson Scott; Abram Claypool Scott; Ann Violet Scott; Margaret Jane Scott; Mary E. Carter and 2 others
Brother of Alexander Scott; Sarah Scott; Mary Cotton; Elizabeth Stevenson; Jane Workman and 1 other
Half brother of Hugh Scott; Robert Scott; Samuel Scott and John Scott

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About James A. Scott

James was born in York Co., PA on the west bank of the Susquehanna River, within a mile of the Maryland line. After James was of age his father gave him a farm, but resolving to prepare himself for the ministry, he sold his land to pay his way through college.

James graduated in 1805 and was licensed to preach the gospel October 20, 1807 by the Presbytery of Ohio. He went as far as Sandusky, OH on a missionary tour where he united with others in efforts to establish a mission among the Wyandot Indians.

In 1808 he was called by the congregations at Clinton (now Mt. Vernon), Frederickton, and Martinsburg, in Knox Co., OH, and was soon afterwards ordained and installed in a tent at Clinton as their pastor. He was the first settled minister in central Ohio.

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James A. Scott's Timeline

February 22, 1773
York, Pennsylvania, United States
July 10, 1810
Age 37
May 23, 1815
Age 42
March 13, 1817
Age 44
Knox, Ohio, United States
April 20, 1819
Age 46
March 14, 1821
Age 48
July 30, 1823
Age 50
March 20, 1826
Age 53
May 20, 1828
Age 55
Knox, Ohio, United States
September 10, 1850
Age 77