William Scott was born in Cayuga county NY. Taken from the 1875 NYS Census, he claims he was born in Connecticut and mother was born in NY. His occupation was Stone Mason also he is listed as William, Sr.
** note that William Scott's grave was erected and that his tombstone had been replaced. Probably due to erosion/ deterioration resulted in change of dates on his tombstone.
Please refer to notes given at end of bio.
He married Joan Allen circa 1840.
William and Joan had 7 children (possibly 6 as see explanation below under Sarah) who they raised in Weedsport or Brutus, Cayuga county, NY.
(per census from 1850, 1855, 1860, 1870, 1875 and 1880)
Birth year is approximate.
1) Orrin Edgar Scott - 1841.
2) William Augustus Scott - 1844.
3) John Albert Scott - 1847.
4) Walter S. Scott - 1849.
5) Amanda Scott - 1855, died young, not able to find any more info. only mentioned in 1855 NY State Census.
6) Sarah J. Scott - 1855, may have married, not able to find any more info. "not mentioned in 1855, possible scenario is Sarah was named Amanda and her name was later changed or Amanda was a few months old and died in which later in 1855 Sarah was born.
7) Josephine Scott - 1860.
*** 3 sons in the CIVIL WAR ***
August 1862, Orrin E., William A., and John A. had enlisted in Auburn, NY. They were assigned to NY 3rd Regiment, Company K, Light Artillery. The 3 Scott brothers went into combat at the same Battles.
date of service: Aug. 25, 1862 to June 30, 1865.
1) Rawls Mill on Nov. 2, 1862 in N.C.
2) Kinston on Dec. 14, 1862 in N.C.
3) White Hall on Dec. 16, 1862 in N.C.
4) Goldsboro on Dec. 17, 1862 in N.C.
5) Chaffin's Farm on Sept. 29 - 30, 1864 in Va.
6) Petersburg on June 9, 1864 to March 25, 1865 in Va.
All 3 brothers were mustered out of Richmond, Virginia at the end of the war. On August 2, 1865 , Orrin would die from a disease he contracted during the war. Walter was too young to enlist during the time of war.
*** SUPPLEMENT TO BURIALS IN THE WEEDSPORT RURAL CEMETERY Most of the burial data preceding this were copied directly from tombstones in the fall of 1958. Data in the Supplement were taken from the "Register of Interments" book which appears to have been kept carefully only since the mid-1920's, although much earlier material was collected and recorded therein. Many names are doubtless duplicates of those in the main list as a result of using both Christian names, and, occasionally, nicknames. Many duplicate entries were found in the "Register" and doubtless many more went undetected. However, most names in the Supplement come from cases where tombstones were not erected or where tombstone data were illegible. Some burials made after the tombstone survey appear in the Supplement.
SCOTT, William 1816 - 2/18/1899 (per register)
1958 - dates copied from tombstones:
Section 4 of Weedsport Rural cemetery.
SCOTT, William 1815-1898
Joan his wife 1815-1892
wife of J. P. BERGER
After careful evaluation and verification of other names listed with William Scott in the Cayuga Chief newpaper, George Klumpp and Henry Schoonmaker had both died in 1899. Because of legibility of the newspaper archive which the year was difficult to read as 1898 or 1899. The tombstone markers of Klumpp and Schoonmaker with the year 1899 engraved is evidence that William Scott had also died in 1899.
The erection of William Scott's grave or deterioration of his grave marker in which were replaced may have caused birth and death date discrepancies.
William's correct birth year has not been determined but most reflective in several CENSUS that it would be 1816.
It has however been recognized that William was older (by a few months) than his wife Joanna. Based on her age of 76 given in her obit and what been etched on his gravestone that 1815 is more definitive.
Bio by: ScottishPiper