|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1847|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1906|
excerpts from the biography of her daughter, Georgie (Scott) Poer, 1976 Hendricks County history, page 483:
Nancy May Pritchett was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Pritchett who lived north of Montclair. When she and James I. Scott were married on September 20, 1866, they started housekeeping between Lizton and Montclair never living far from their parents.
Eight children were born to James and Nancy Scott: Charles died in infancy. Cora died in 1917. Minnie died at age three. Ida married Charles Mitchell. Lavenia married Allen West. Pearl married Halbert Manaugh in Illinois. Ruth married Otis Day. Georgie married Bert Poer.
The Scott farm was next to the stockyards on the south side of Montclair. A neighbor, I. J. Mendenhall, often bought hogs and cattle to the stock pens where a freight train would set a stock car for loading the livestock to take to the Indianapolis stockyards.
At that time, Montclair had a saw mill, one church, a tavern, two stores and 12 or 15 houses with a family living in every house. One store, owned by Tom Day, doubled as a postoffice with Tom handling the mail.
James Scott finally bought a 40-acre farm where he and Nancy, Ruth, Cora and Georgie lived. Nancy Scott had a dream of owning a new house.
It was decided to keep boarders and roomers in order to supplement the family income. She also prepared breakfasts and dinners in "nickel" baskets for the men on the freight trains. The station agent signaled with white cloths how many meals should be prepared. The Scott girls took the baskets to the depot and the message was sent ahead that the dinners were ready. The baskets were returned the next day and left for the following day's meals. Country butter was furnished to some of the railroadmen on the passenger train. The buckets held from one to three pounds of butter.
The dream of a new house became a reality but Nancy Scott lived only a short time. She died on October 8, 1906 at the age of 59 without living to enjoy the house she worked so hard to obtain.
James Pritchett (1820 - 1908)
Elizabeth Brock Pritchett (1823 - 1906)
James Ivan Scott (1845 - 1925)*
Charles F. Scott (1867 - 1868)*
Cora Ellen Scott (1869 - 1917)*
Minnie Belle Scott (1872 - 1875)*
Ida Elizabeth Scott Mitchell (1874 - 1917)*
Louvenia Wonnell Scott West (1877 - 1957)*
Georgia Fern Scott Poer (1891 - 1979)*
Created by: David Smith
Record added: Jan 06, 2013
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