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Scott Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-097

Scope and Contents

Genealogy of the Scott family of Jessamine County, Kentucky, and Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, as descended from Sergeant William Scott; four letters; a deed; and documents relating to James Scott’s service during the American Civil War. The typescript genealogy covers the family’s history from Sergeant William Scott, who served in Virginia during the American Revolution, to approximately 1908. The earliest document is a deed dated 1 November 1806 from several heirs of the estate of Sergeant William Scott to Thomas Scott for 250 acres of land in Jessamine County. The letters are dated 1828-1862 and include one dated 26 January 1828 from Alexander Dunlap Scott of Vincennes, Indiana, to his uncle Hugh Scott of Piqua informing him of the death of his father Rev. Samuel Thornton Scott, and another (manuscript copy) from Corporal James Scott to his sister Mary written from Fort Marcy, Virginia, on 28 July 1864. Among James Scott’s military documents are a certificate of service from the Governor of Ohio David Tod for his service with the "Squirrel Hunters," a group of civilians who assisted the federal government with defending Cincinnati, Ohio, from a Confederate attack in 1862; a commission dated 14 September 1863 appointing him corporal in the 25th Regiment, Company C, of the Ohio Volunteer Militia; and two discharge documents dated 1864 and 1866. Some documents are accompanied by transcriptions.


  • 1806-approximately 1908



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


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Genealogy of the Scott family, as descended from Sergeant William Scott of Jessamine County, Kentucky. Includes Civil War certificates and discharge papers for Corporal James Scott of Piqua, Ohio; letters and wills regarding family members in Piqua ca. 1840-1860; and other materials.


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Scott Family Papers, 1806-approximately 1908
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Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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