Hiram Scott

Brief Life History of Hiram

When Hiram Scott was born in 1813, in Pocahontas, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Obadiah Scott Jr, was 42 and his mother, Thankful Rood, was 35. He married Alice P. "Alla" Varner on 16 October 1839, in Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Greenbrier, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Greenbrier District, Summers, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 12 January 1883, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in United States.

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Hiram Scott
Alice P. "Alla" Varner
Marriage: 16 October 1839
Mary Christine Scott
Elizabeth Jane Scott
Susan E. Scott
Luther P. Scott
Alla Isabell Scott
John Calvan Scott
Carrie Brown Scott
Margaret E. Scott
William H. Scott

Sources (37)

  • Hiram Scott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram Scott, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"
  • Hiram Scott, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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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