Monday, February 13, 2012

Military Monday - Private William R. SCOTT

(photo courtesy of Sixdogteam)

William R. SCOTT
12 Feb 1842 - 16 Dec 1861
Harper Cemetery, La Fontaine, Indiana

Son of Jonathan and Mary Pearson SCOTT
I COMPANY, 8TH INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT

WILLIAM R. SCOTT--Jonathan Scott was born January 26, 1816 in Fayette County, Indiana. On the 4th of January, 1845, he came to the then new and undeveloped wilds of Wabash County, and settled in Liberty Township. On the first of November 1840, he was married to Mary Pearson, daughter of Mahlon Pearson who was born in Granger County, Tennessee, August 18, 1824. Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Scott raised a family of three children, two sons, and one daughter. Both sons served in the war of the Rebellion, and the older one, William, died in the service of his country at Otterville, Missouri, December 16, 1861.
(From the History of Wabash County, Indiana)

William was 19 years old when he died.  His Find a Grave memorial can be found here.



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