Mary Abigail Scott

7 October 1848–2 November 1904 (Age 56)
Seneca, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Abigail

When Mary Abigail Scott was born on 7 October 1848, in Seneca, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Scott Jr, was 26 and her mother, Susan Howell Covert, was 23. She married Edwin Schutts Harris on 21 July 1867, in Hamlin Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Hamlin Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Eaton Rapids, Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 2 November 1904, in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Schutts Harris
Mary Abigail Scott
Marriage: 21 July 1867
Artie Scott Harris
Bert Scott Harris
Abbie C. Harris
Florence E Harris
Mary M. Harris

Spouse and Children

21 July 1867
Hamlin Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Scott Jr


    Susan Howell Covert




    John Covert Scott



    Artie Scott


World Events (7)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone with Scottish connections.2 Scottish and Irish: ethnic name for a Gaelic speaker.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Harris in household of Edwin S Harris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary A Harris in household of Edwin S Harris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary A. Scott in entry for Arthur L. Webster and Florence E. Harris, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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