Col Prior Scott

Col Prior Scott

Birth
Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Death 16 Aug 1888 (aged 90)
Mechanicsville, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
Burial Mechanicsville, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 10203299 · View Source
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Colonel of Militia who was appointed by Governor Dodge of Iowa Territory.OBIT from scrapbook of obits Cedar County Historical Museum.

SCOTT.-At his home near Mechanicsville, this county, on Thursday mooring, August 16th, 1888, Col. Prior Scott, in the ninetieth year of his age.
Deceased was born on Silas Creek, near the junction of Scott, Bourbon and Harrison counties, Kentucky, on the fourth day of November, 1798. In 1818 he went to Indiana for one year, after which he spent several years in Ohio, where on August 4th, 1824, he was united in marriage with Ruth Caraway. Two years thereafter he returned to Indiana, and in 1837 emigrated to the territory of Wisconsin and located upon the very farm where he died 51 years later-thus becoming one of the very first settlers of what is now Cedar County, Iowa. Thus has another of the pioneers been called to his long home, very few if any being left whose coming dates back so far as his.
Mr. Scott was an active and fearless man-one well fitted to his chosen duty upon the outposts of advancing civilization. And these qualities, with his abounding hospitality, soon made his home to be known far and wide and to serve as the rendezvous of the scattered settlers and the refuge of the traveling stranger and explorer. The Territorial Governor, Hon. A. C. Dodge, also commissioned him as Colonel in the earliest militia organization; and although the troops may have existed chiefly on paper, the title fitted the recipient and has remained with him ever since.
August 27th, 1874, the wife of his youth was called away, three days more than a half century of wedded life having then been allowed her. In 1875 he remarried to Mrs. Mary Rubel, a native of Illinois and a resident of the vicinity. Four sons and four daughters were born of the first marriage and one daughter of the second. A lengthy illness preceded Mr. Scott's decease, which was in part at least induced by a fall received from a buggy three years ago.
The funeral was solemnized at the residence on last Friday, Rev. W. N. Chaffee, of Mechanicsville officiating. A large number of friends and neighbors, including many old settlers, were present to pay their last respects to the veteran, whose mortal remains were laid beside those of his first wife in Pioneer Grove Cemetery.



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