William Scott

Brief Life History of William

When William Scott was born on 4 December 1809, in Maryland, United States, his father, John Scott, was 37 and his mother, Ann Ford, was 40. He married Abigail Woods about 1830, in Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 18 January 1878, in Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Scott
Abigail Woods
Marriage: about 1830
Walter Guy Scott
Samuel Woods Scott
John Wesley Scott
Joel Woods Scott
William Ford Scott
Leah Margaret Scott
James A Scott
George W. Scott
Jane Ann Scott

Sources (7)

  • William Scott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Scott, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Scott in entry for James Thomas and Leah Margaret Scott, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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