Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Jonathan SCOTT

Born:  26 Jan 1816, Fayette County, Indiana
Died:  3 Feb 1903, Wabash County, Indiana

Emery Cemetery, La Fontaine, Indiana

Jonathan Scott was born January 26, 1816 in Fayette County, Indiana. On the 4th of January, 1845, he came to the than new and undeveloped wilds of Wabash County, and settled in Liberty Township, where he has since resided.

On the first of November 1840, he was married to Mary Pearson, who was born in Granger County, Tennessee, August 18, 1824. Her father, Mahlon Pearson, is still living in the township, and has already reached advanced years, having been born January 10, 1797.

His father moved to Jefferson County, Tennessee, when he was nine years of age. He himself moved to Wabash County November 9, 1834. He entered the first forty acres of land in Liberty Township, and served on the first grand jury ever impanelled in Wabash County. He was the father of eleven children. 

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 died in the service of his country at Otterville, Missouri, December 16, 1861.

Mr. Scott has already passed the prime of life, but is still in the vigorous enjoyment of his faculties, both bodily and mental. He is one of the leading citizens of the township, and is distinguished for his many acts of public spirit.

Source: 1875 Atlas of Wabash County, Indiana page 56

Jonathan's Find A Grave memorial can be found here.

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