James Scott

Brief Life History of James

When James Scott was born on 25 November 1837, in Indiana, United States, his father, John Scott, was 56 and his mother, Rebecca Welch, was 33. He married Caroline H Charlton on 9 April 1863, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Shelby Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 November 1883, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Jefferson, Indiana, United States.

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James Scott
Caroline H Charlton
Marriage: 9 April 1863
Lawrence Scott
Orlando Scott
Alice Scott
William Scott
Glendale Clark Scott
Stanley Scott

Sources (9)

  • James Scott in household of John Scott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Scott, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
  • James H. Scott, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


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

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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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