Thomas Humphries Scott

Male30 October 1820–14 March 1900

Brief Life History of Thomas Humphries

When Thomas Humphries Scott was born on 30 October 1820, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Francis Scott, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Jones, was 26. He married Mary Elizabeth Clunn on 5 January 1846, in Madison, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 14 March 1900, in Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lamar Land District, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Humphries Scott
Mary Elizabeth Clunn
Marriage: 5 January 1846
William Francis Scott
Charles Edwin Scott
James Thomas Scott
Anne Elizabeth Scott
Harriett Ann Scott
Nancy Jane Scott

Sources (5)

  • Thomas H Scott, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Thos H Scott in entry for Harriet Walker, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Thomas Humphries Scott, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1846Madison, Alabama, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 5

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas

    Age 24

    Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

    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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