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 John Wilson Scott, I

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John Wilson Scott, I

  • Birth 29 May 1763 York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 13 Mar 1847 Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 9421241

JOHN SCOTT was born the 29th or 30th of May 1763 in York Co., Pennsylvania (in what is now Adams Co., Pennsylvania). He was the son of John Scott and Ann Creighton. He moved from York Co., Pennsylvania to Washington Co., Virginia in 1772, along with his parents. He enlisted from Washington Co., Virginia in May 1780, in Captain James Dysart's Company, Colonel William Gamble's Regiment, Virginia line of troops, serving one year; he was in the battles of King's Mountain and Wetzell's Mill. The family came to Sangamon Co., Illinois in 1824; removed to DeWitt Co., Illinois where he died 13th Mar 1847.

John is usually referred to as simply "John Scott" in documents, censuses, etc. He may have added the "Wilson" to his name himself later in life, to distinguish himself from other John Scotts who lived near him.


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  • Maintained by: Gen Story Girl
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 4 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9421241
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wilson Scott, I (29 May 1763–13 Mar 1847), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9421241, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Gen Story Girl (contributor 47021614) .