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 John Reardon Scott

John Reardon Scott

South Carolina, USA
Death 8 Mar 1900 (aged 64)
Burial Wildwood, Sumter County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 14120224 · View Source
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John Reardon Scott is my 2nd Great Grandfather. He was the son of Samuel James Washington and Susan Jane Reardon Scotta.

Picture of John Reardons Grave back years and years ago.

Scott--John R. Scott born in Clarendon County, South Carolina, October 20, 1835. He was converted in 1857 under the ministry of Rev. William Jones of the South Carolina Conference, and united with the Methodist Church. He came to Florida in January 1861. He first served as clerk in a storn in the town of Sumterville, afterwards he taught school for a short while.

In July 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate Army. He belonged to Company G. of the Forth Florida Regiment. He held the office of Lieutenant, and is said to have been very popular with his comrades in arms, and to have been a true and gallant soldier.

He was taken prisoner at the battle of Murfreesborough and was carried to Fort Delaware N.J. where he remained until the war was closed.

He contracted the disease of which he died by exposure during the war. It first assumed the form of catarrh, and then developed into consumption. After the war he returned to Sumter County, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was united in marriage on January 23, 1870, to Miss
Frances C. Tompkins of this county. To them were born seven children, six of whom are living, his wife also survives him. Brother Scott seems to hve enjoyed the implicit confidence and highest regards of all who knew him. He served his county as Treasurer for a long term of years, beginning in 1885. In 1898, he refused to be renominated as candidate for the office.

I visted him several times during his last sickness, and he always expressed himself as being fully prepared, and perfectly willing, even anxious to depart and be with Christ.

On Wednesday February 28th. he called his family around his bed, and eshorted them to prepare to meet him in heaven, telling them that in one week mor he would be at home. On the 20th of October, being his 64th. birthday, he exerted himself, and went to the table and dined for the last time with his family.

He held family prayers after he was too weak himself to bow in prayer. He was conscious to the last, and only a very short while before his departure he insisted on his family sending for that they might not be alone whe he died. He passed away peacefully as two minutes to 7 O'clock p.m. March 8, 1900.

We laid his body to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery in this county on Friday the 8th inst. in the presence of a large gathering of friends and loved ones. While this is a sad bereavement, yet thank the Lord they sorrow not as those who have no hope. Dear weeping ones loo to Him who alone can prepare you for a happy meeting, where good byes are never said and sorrow can never intrude. ----------R. M.Evans

Name: John Scott
Enlistment Date: 2 Jul 1861
Enlistment Place: Ocala, Florida
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Florida
Birth Date: 20 Oct 1835
Death Date: 8 Mar 1900
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 2 July 1861 at the age of 25.
Enlisted in Company G, 4th Infantry Regiment Florida on 2 Jul 1861.
Promoted to Full Private (Reduced to ranks) on 22 Jul 1862.
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 13 Apr 1863.
Sources: 51,87
Height: 6' "
Eye Color: dark
Hair Color: dark
Complexion: dark





  • Maintained by: Donna McPherson
  • Originally Created by: Cheryl Behrend
  • Added: 29 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14120224
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Reardon Scott (20 Oct 1835–8 Mar 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14120224, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Wildwood, Sumter County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Donna McPherson (contributor 46906329) .