|Birth: ||May 21, 1826|
|Death: ||May 27, 1910|
George Washington SCOTT was the son of James SCOTT Sr. (about 1765-1832) & his third wife, Temperance RAWLS SCOTT POWELL; his father and mother were also the parents of Benjamin Franklin SCOTT Sr. (1822-1900) and Sarah Ann SCOTT ENNEIS (1828-1917, buried in Bulloch County). James SCOTT Sr. was the father of several sons and at least one daughter by his first wife, and was the step-father of the three daughters (surnamed HARDING) of his second wife. George's widowed mother, Temperance, remarried and also had children (surnamed POWELL) by her second marriage.
On the same day in 1835, guardian bonds were issued in Screven County for George & his future wife, Keziah S. DOWDY, "Cassandra", at the ages of eight and about thirteen, each having lost one parent some time previously. The couple married in 1842, and they were the parents of at least five children, born 1847 through 1860:
• Laura A. SCOTT (buried at Laurel Grove Cemetery with her mother),
• Sarah A. SCOTT JORDAN (buried at Catholic Cemetery with her husband),
• William Henry SCOTT (buried at Laurel Grove Cemetery with his mother),
• John G. SCOTT (buried at Little Ogeechee Baptist Church in Screven County with his father), and
• Josephine SCOTT (born in 1860 - she evidently died before 1863).
George & Cassandra generally farmed in Screven County (1850 farmer, 1852, 1860 merchant, 1880 farmer), but also maintained a boarding house in Savannah during at least 1870 and 1871; at that time, their four children who survived infancy attended school in Savannah. Among their ten boarders in 1870 was John G. DAVIS, a butcher who would become their son William's business partner during at least 1874-1879 as butchers in Savannah and during 1880 as merchants in Screven County. By 1900 the partners had returned to Savannah; John G. DAVIS died in 1907 and is also buried in the Scott Family Lot at Laurel Grove. In 1900 and 1910, George, a widower, and his unmarried daughter Laura lived in Screven County with his son John, also a widower.
Cassandra Dowdy Scott (____ - 1896)
William Henry Scott (____ - 1910)*
Laura A. Scott (1847 - 1915)*
Sarah A. Jordan (1850 - 1923)*
John G. Scott (1855 - 1910)*
Dennis Cuthbert Scott (1803 - 1874)*
Benjamin Franklin Scott (1822 - 1900)*
George Washington Scott (1826 - 1910)
Age 84 years and 6 days
Little Ogeechee Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: jrpv
Record added: Feb 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24321762
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