History of Mercer County, Munsell Publishing Company, 1903, p 718;
(deceased) was born in Greenbriar County, Ohio, in 1810; raised a farmer and followed the occupation for some time in Boone County, Indiana; came to Mercer County April 25, 1837, and secured a claim of 225 acres of land in North Henderson Township, which he entered later and became a very successful farmer, eventually owning a section of land. He married Sally Betts, and they became the parents of twelve children, ten boys and two girls, viz.: Preston, Fielding E., Joseph R. and William, all of whom were born in Indiana, while Michael D., Uriel, Nancy, Notley, Samuel, Sarah, Lewis Cass and Nathaniel G. were born on the homestead in Mercer County, Ill. In politics Mr. Scott was a Democrat, and as a representative of that party, filled the office of Township Supervisor and School Director. Fraternally he was a Mason. Died May 19, 1891, and Mrs. Scott died in 1872.