Andrew Jackson Scott

Brief Life History of Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson Scott was born on 6 November 1836, in McLean, Illinois, United States, his father, Alexander Scott, was 47 and his mother, Rebecca Blackburn, was 39. He married Mary Ann Brown on 6 September 1857, in Daviess, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Grand River Township, Daviess, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 September 1881, in Daviess, Missouri, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Jameson, Daviess, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Scott
1836–1881
Mary Ann Brown
1839–1919
Marriage: 6 September 1857
Rebecca Jane Scott
1858–1940
Ida Scott
1875–
Joshua Alexander Scott
1861–1953
William R Scott
1863–1865
Sarah E Scott
1864–1865
Roby Ann Scott
1867–
Ruth B Scott
1869–1891
John Andrew Scott
1873–1948
Dora Scott
1876–1906
Effie May Scott
1878–1951
Daniel Clarence Scott
1881–1960

Sources (16)

  • Andrew J Scott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Andrew Scott, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Andrew Jackson Scott, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1839

Historical Boundaries: 1839: DeWitt, Illinois, United States

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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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