John Harris Scott

Brief Life History of John Harris

When John Harris Scott was born in 1826, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, his father, Wilson Andrew Scott, was 26 and his mother, Althenia Elizabeth Harris, was 15. He married Mary Ann Chiser on 1 May 1851, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died after 1880, in Tennessee, United States.

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John Harris Scott
1826–after 1880
Susan Ann George
Marriage: 23 November 1859
John Calvin Scott
Thomas William Scott
Mary Jane Scott
Annie Scott
David Nathaniel Scott
Boone Scott

Sources (6)

  • Jno H Scott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H Scott, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • John H Scott, "United States Census, 1880"

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Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (Down): habitational and ethnic name from Middle English Scot ‘man from Scotland’. There is no evidence that the surname denoted either of the earlier senses of Scot as ‘(Gaelic-speaking) Irishman’ or ‘man from Alba’, the Gaelic-speaking region of Scotland north of the river Forth. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

English and Scottish: from the rare Middle English personal name Scot (Old English Scott, possibly also Old Norse Skotr), only certainly attested in northern England.

English: variant of Scutt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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