James Scott

11 November 1840–2 April 1887 (Age 46)
Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life of James

When James Scott was born on 11 November 1840, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, James Scott, was 44 and his mother, Rachel Wilson, was 36. He married Abigail A Gallagher on 27 April 1871, in Mills, Iowa, United States. He lived in Center Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Douglas Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 2 April 1887, in Mills, Iowa, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States.

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James Scott
Jane Elizabeth Edwards
Marriage: 22 October 1871
Carrie Etta Scott
Gertrude Irene Scott

Spouse and Children

22 October 1871
Mills, Iowa, United States


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

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

Age 6

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 17

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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)

  • James Scott in household of James Scott, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Scott in household of James Scott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Scott in entry for Carrie Landon, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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