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  1. Mary6 Alma SCOTT: Birth: 5 MAR 1868 in Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana. Death: WFT Est 1908-1963 in unknown

  2. Robert6 Carl SCOTT: Birth: 20 MAY 1869 in Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana. Death: WFT Est 1886-1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana

  3. Nellie6 Ruth SCOTT: Birth: 1 SEP 1871 in Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana. Death: WFT Est 1905-1966 in unknown

  4. Letha6 Moten SCOTT: Birth: 14 MAY 1874 in Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana. Death: 17 JAN 1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana

  5. Harriet6 Miller SCOTT: Birth: 28 FEB 1876 in Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana. Death: WFT Est 1905-1970 in unknown

  6. Fredrick6 Morton SCOTT: Birth: 17 DEC 1880 in Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana. Death: 26 MAR 1882 in Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana


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1. Title:   World Family Tree European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1
Page:   Tree #0447
Author:   Br�derbund Software, Inc.
Publication:   Release date: September 15, 1997

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a. Note:   [Br�derbund WFT European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Tree #0447, Date of Import: Mar 22, 2003]
  Alexander Marshall Scott had 6 children, one of whom was Letha M. Scott, who married Harry Daugherty. He was born in a log cabin near Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana, 60 years after the Declaration of Independence. He was the 8th of 11 children of Alexander and Martha Wills Scott. He was named after his father and given the middle name Marshall, for Supreme Court Chief Justice Marshall, who his father Alexander greatly admired. Alexander was "a farmer and a carpenter" until 1860, then a grocery clerk in 1860-61.
  He fought in the War Between the States, enlisting at Terre Haute, 10 Sept 1861, in the Union Army, Company B, 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry regiment. The following year he was commissioned First Lieutenant. July 4, 1863, the tide of the Civil War turned with the victorious battles of Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and on the Mississippi River at Helena, Arkansas, where, on 4 July 1863, Alexander's brigade of 2500 men "killed and captured more of the Rebel army than we had men in action." He resigned due to ill health 1 April 1864, only 29 days before 200 men of the brigade to which his regiment was attached in Arkansas were killed, wounded or missing, after a furious attack by six thousand of Marmaduke's Cavalry. Following the war, Alexander was commissioned as Captain. He recalled in his autobiography, "..a singular about my relatives (and the circle of kinfolks was large) I do not recall of one of them that was n strong for the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War. As well as I recollect, with the exception of one or two of my boy cousins, all volunteered in the army, not one drafted and there was lots of them. Most of them got home, two gave up their lives. Some came home crippled by wounds or their health shattered by sickness, exposure or starving in rebel prisons." Alexander regained his health and moved to Ladoga, IN, in the Fall of 1866. He bought half interest in a store. That December 13, Alexander [30] married Matilda A. Miller [19], the daughter of Mary Ann Chowning Miller and farmer John Wesly Miller, a farmer and possibly a "local Methodist minister". They had six children, and from 1866-1886 he built a very successful business. 1880 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 300 - Vol 24, ED 106, Sheet 1, Line 7): Montgomery County, Clark Township, Indiana; ALEX. M. SCOTT, 44, Dry goods merchant, IN/PA/KY; MATILDA A., 33, Housekeeping, IN/IN/IN; MARY A., 12, Ind/Ind/Ind; ROBERT C., 11, Ind; NELLIE R., 9, Ind; LETHA M., 8, Ind; HATTIE, 4, Ind Just below on the Census sheet were: THOMAS A. SCOTT, 22, Clerk in store, IN/IN/IN; EDITH B. SCOTT, wife, Mautau Maker, IN/IN/IN In 1883, Matilda died at age 36. Three years later, Alexander married Margaret Brown.
  He became a a cashier for the Bank of Ladoga, 1887-1905, when he finally "retired". He served as director and treasurer, Ladoga Building and Loan Ass'n (1884-1889); organizer, Ladoga Canning Company (1903); and treasurer, Ladoga School Board (1877-1906). In 1906, Alexander and Margaret moved to Indianapolis. He was elected by the people to be their Representative for five terms in the Indiana General Assembly - from Ladoga (Montgomery & Park Co.) in 1877, 1899, and 1901, and from Marion County, at age 78, in 1915 and 1917. (Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, vol. 2, 1900-1984)
  He was the oldest member of the state House during the era 1890-1930. (from The Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978 [1987])
  With only a common education, he was a self-made man. He was a strong proponent of women's rights and of the supreme wisdom of the Bible. He was a Freemason, a member of the Anti-Saloon League, Sons of Temperance, and Knights of Pythias, and an elder in the Presbyterian Church. He was active in the national Presbyterian Church affairs and in veterans' groups and temperance work. When his daughters were married, he gave them the choice of a cow or a sewing machine. One record has his death at 4 July 1921, but his headstone says 5 August. Alexander was admitted to Indiana Sons of the Revolution, 4 January 191 [Br�derbund WFT European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Tree #0447, Date of Import: Dec 30, 2003]
  Alexander Marshall Scott had 6 children, one of whom was Letha M. Scott, who married Harry Daugherty. He was born in a log cabin near Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana, 60 years after the Declaration of Independence. He was the 8th of 11 children of Alexander and Martha Wills Scott. He was named after his father and given the middle name Marshall, for Supreme Court Chief Justice Marshall, who his father Alexander greatly admired. Alexander was "a farmer and a carpenter" until 1860, then a grocery clerk in 1860-61.
  He fought in the War Between the States, enlisting at Terre Haute, 10 Sept 1861, in the Union Army, Company B, 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry regiment. The following year he was commissioned First Lieutenant. July 4, 1863, the tide of the Civil War turned with the victorious battles of Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and on the Mississippi River at Helena, Arkansas, where, on 4 July 1863, Alexander's brigade of 2500 men "killed and captured more of the Rebel army than we had men in action." He resigned due to ill health 1 April 1864, only 29 days before 200 men of the brigade to which his regiment was attached in Arkansas were killed, wounded or missing, after a furious attack by six thousand of Marmaduke's Cavalry. Following the war, Alexander was commissioned as Captain. He recalled in his autobiography, "..a singular about my relatives (and the circle of kinfolks was large) I do not recall of one of them that was n strong for the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War. As well as I recollect, with the exception of one or two of my boy cousins, all volunteered in the army, not one drafted and there was lots of them. Most of them got home, two gave up their lives. Some came home crippled by wounds or their health shattered by sickness, exposure or starving in rebel prisons." Alexander regained his health and moved to Ladoga, IN, in the Fall of 1866. He bought half interest in a store. That December 13, Alexander [30] married Matilda A. Miller [19], the daughter of Mary Ann Chowning Miller and farmer John Wesly Miller, a farmer and possibly a "local Methodist minister". They had six children, and from 1866-1886 he built a very successful business. 1880 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 300 - Vol 24, ED 106, Sheet 1, Line 7): Montgomery County, Clark Township, Indiana; ALEX. M. SCOTT, 44, Dry goods merchant, IN/PA/KY; MATILDA A., 33, Housekeeping, IN/IN/IN; MARY A., 12, Ind/Ind/Ind; ROBERT C., 11, Ind; NELLIE R., 9, Ind; LETHA M., 8, Ind; HATTIE, 4, Ind Just below on the Census sheet were: THOMAS A. SCOTT, 22, Clerk in store, IN/IN/IN; EDITH B. SCOTT, wife, Mautau Maker, IN/IN/IN In 1883, Matilda died at age 36. Three years later, Alexander married Margaret Brown.
  He became a a cashier for the Bank of Ladoga, 1887-1905, when he finally "retired". He served as director and treasurer, Ladoga Building and Loan Ass'n (1884-1889); organizer, Ladoga Canning Company (1903); and treasurer, Ladoga School Board (1877-1906). In 1906, Alexander and Margaret moved to Indianapolis. He was elected by the people to be their Representative for five terms in the Indiana General Assembly - from Ladoga (Montgomery & Park Co.) in 1877, 1899, and 1901, and from Marion County, at age 78, in 1915 and 1917. (Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, vol. 2, 1900-1984)
  He was the oldest member of the state House during the era 1890-1930. (from The Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978 [1987])
  With only a common education, he was a self-made man. He was a strong proponent of women's rights and of the supreme wisdom of the Bible. He was a Freemason, a member of the Anti-Saloon League, Sons of Temperance, and Knights of Pythias, and an elder in the Presbyterian Church. He was active in the national Presbyterian Church affairs and in veterans' groups and temperance work. When his daughters were married, he gave them the choice of a cow or a sewing machine. One record has his death at 4 July 1921, but his headstone says 5 August. Alexander was admitted to Indiana Sons of the Revolution, 4 January 191


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