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Scott, George W.

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Scott, George W.
February 27, 2007 11:10PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887,
Shelby Co.

GEORGE W. SCOTT was born in Trigg County, Ky., July 30, 1835, the eldest
son of a family of three sons and one daughter born to Willis and Selah
Ann (Rucker) Scott. His father was a native of Shelby County, born
December 21, 1806, was a well-to-do farmer, a member of the Baptist Church
for about eighteen years, and was one of its firm supporters; was an
ardent advocate of temperance, and noted for his many acts of charity. He
died September 3, 1873. His mother is a native of Shelby County, born near
Christiansburg June 13, 1810. She has been a member of the Baptist Church
since her seventeenth year, and has always been a firm supporter of its
principles. Subject's paternal grandfather, George Scott, a distant
relative of Gen. Winfield Scott, was a native of Pennsylvania. He came to
Kentucky in 1787 and settled on a farm near Taylorsville, where he was also
engaged in selling goods, and was the first to sell merchandise in Shelby
County. He died in 1825. His maternal grandfather was a native of
Woodford County, born about 1784, was one of the first settlers of
Kentucky and died in 1811. The maternal grandmother of our subject, was
Lucy Eastes, was a native of Bedford County, Va., born in 1783, came to
Kentucky with her husband in 1804, and died March 31, 1865. George W.
Scott passed his life with his father on the farm until August, 1861, when
he enlisted as a private, in the Federal Army, Company F, Sixth Kentucky
Volunteer Infantry commanded by Col. Walter C. Whitaker, now brigadier
general of Louisville. He participated in the battles of Shiloh,
Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Stone River, Dalton, Kenesaw and Marietta,
Ga., and many minor ones. He fought gallantly in defense of his country,
and was honorably discharged at Louisville, Ky., January 5, 1865. He was
united in marriage, May 19, 1870, with Susan M. Walker, an estimable lady
of Anderson County, daughter of Hon. Randall Walker, and two sons and two
daughters blessed their union: Walker S., born August 7, 1871; Ann E.,
born August 17, 1874; Bettie J., born February 28, 1878, and Mortie R.,
born September 1, 1881. Politically Mr. Scott was an old line Whig, but
since the organization of the Republican party has cast his ballot in its
behalf, and is an ardent advocate of its principles. He has a well
cultivated farm of 330 acres in a high state of cultivation, which he
successfully manages, and is justly recognized as one of Shelby County's
enterprising and prominent citizens.

Scott Rucker Eastes Walker
Trigg-KY Taylorsville-Spencer-KY Woodford-KY Bedford-VA PA

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