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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of A. S. Scott

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905


A.S. SCOTT is a native of West Virginia, where he was born in 1839, the son of Alexander and Mary (SEYMOUR) SCOTT, both natives of Virginia, where the father followed the vocation of a farmer.  The subject of this sketch obtained his education in private schools and at the Virginia Military Institute, and in 1867 came to Scott Township, Champaign County, where he owns a farm comprising 500 acres, situated on Sections 5 and 8, Scott Township.  Here he is engaged in farming and stockraising.

Mr. Scott participated in the Civil War, having enlisted in the Eighteenth Virginia Cavalry, which fought principally in the Shenandoah Valley, and he was promoted to the rank of Captain for honorable service.  Policitally, he is a Democrat, and served as Supervisor of Scott Township from 1890 to 1901.

In 1872, Mr. Scott married Sally J. SEYMOUR, a native of Ross County, Ohio, and they are the parents of three children:  Anna, Robert S. and William R.

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