|Death: ||Feb., 1908|
Irene or "Irena" was born in Worth County, MO to Valentine Branson and Susanna East. She died in Mariposa Co., CA.
She and her half-brother, Isaac Branson, followed their cousin, John Sevier Branson, to Ca. in search of gold during the Civil War. Her husband, William Wyatt Scott, obtained a leave-of-absence from the Union Army so that he could relocate the family in the Far West.
The household became part of a large wagon train that included many Bransons, which were leaving Missouri for the first time.
Near the Platte River in Nebraska Territory, William Scott was killed by lightning. Irena was also badly injured, but she survived and gave birth to a son in Oregon.
She went on to live a long life and was one of the founders of Mariposa County.
Irena is buried next to her cousin John in the Oddfellows Cemetery, in Hornitos, CA.
William Wyatt Scott (1826 - 1864)*
Julia Ann Scott Petty (1853 - 1919)*
Elijah E. Scott (1856 - 1893)*
Mary Marilda Scott Guest (1859 - 1935)*
Charlotte Safrona Scott Marshall (1862 - 1887)*
William Wyatt Scott (1864 - 1892)*
Hornitos Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: Bobette
Record added: Jun 26, 2006
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Her name really was Irena, not Irene. Nicknamed Rena. The name was misrendered in her obituary and unfortunately the obit was subsequently used as a source by quite a few family researchers.|
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