Colonel John E. Scott

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Colonel John E. Scott

Immediate Family:

Son of John Scott and Eliza Scott
Husband of Selina Ann Scott; Annie Scott and Mary Sophia Scott
Father of Jessie Scott; Ben Bell Scott; Rankin Scott; Carrie Scott; Hannah Pattison and 3 others
Brother of Alexander Scott; Rachel Rex; Barzillai Scott; Margaret A. Percival and Martha Allen White
Half brother of Jane Scott; Thomas Hunt Scott; Charles Frithy Scott and Eliza Scott

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About Colonel John E. Scott

"John Scott, son of John Scott and Eliza Skelly, was born April 14th, 1824...he attended Franklin College, New Athens, Ohio in the summer of 1841. Later he studied law and was atmitted to the bar in the spring of 1845. In the fall of that year he went to Louisville, Kentucky and was teaching a school in Shelby county, Ky at the commencement of the war with Mexico. He enlisted in the First Regiment of Kentucky mounted Volunteers, commanded by Humphrey Marshall, in May 1846... Returning to Kentucky he married Selina A. Bell of Orange County, N.Y. January 18th 1849. He taught in the Bath Seminary, Owingsville, Kentucky and published the 'Kentucky Whig', Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, till the death of his wife, aughust 1st, 1854... In the fall of 1856 he settled in Nevada, Iowa, where he still lives. He was married January 18th 1858 to Annie Crabb, daughter of Abram Crabb and Mary Shane, who died January 26th 1862 and whose son Rankin died on his tenth birthday, February 26th 1869 and whose daughter Carrie died April 12th 1878, in her twentieth year. On the 24th day of November 1863 he married Mary S. Wright, only daughter of Orestes H. Wright and Mary M. Atkinson, of Freeport, Illinois. to this union were born two sons... and two daughters... In 1859 he was elected to the State Senate. In 1861 he entered the army as Captain of Co. 'e' third Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry... In January and February 1862 he served on a Military Court in St. Louis, of which Gen Sturgis was President, and tried a number of important criminals.... He was elected Lieutenant governor of Iowa in 1867, for twoi years, and in 1869 was appointed Assesor of Internal Revenue for the Sixth Collection District of Iowa... He was again elected to the State Senate in 1886 and now, at the age of seventy, he has health and stregnth that befit his years, and the home of the family is amoung the trees he planted on the Iowa prarie thirty-six years ago." -from "Hugh Sott, an Imigrant and his Decendnts" by John Scott 1895

Political: Was Lieut. Gov. of Iowa & Senator from Story Co. from:

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Colonel John E. Scott's Timeline

April 14, 1824
August 26, 1851
Age 27
Age 33
February 26, 1859
Age 34
August 9, 1866
Age 42
Nevada, Story, Iowa, United States