Cyrus Douglass Scott
Posted By: David (email)
Date: 4/24/2003 at 17:44:06
History of Lucas county, Iowa ... Des Moines, State Historical Company
1881. LaCrosse, WI: Brookhaven Press, 2000. [Reprint]
SCOTT, C. D.,
farmer and stock-raiser; post-office, Chariton. Among the earliest
pioneers of Lucas county appears the name of Mr. Scott; he was born
January 21, 1832, in Jackson county, Indiana. When but a child, his
parents moved to Monroe county, where he reached his eighteenth year;
then, early in 1850, he came to Iowa, making his trip on horseback.
When he arrived he had only about $75.00, which he soon lost in an
unfortunate flour speculation, caused by the excessive floods of 1850.
He then began work at $15.00 per month and with his earnings purchased a
part of his present estate. Thirty years of persevering industry has
made him the owner of 240 acres of fine land, well improved with an
excellent house and good facilities for stock raising. He was married
January 1855 to Miss Eliza Jane Wilson, of Indiana; they are blessed
with nine children: Mary J., George W., Andrew J., Lillie B., Perry M.,
Earnest and Virgil; death has carried two away: Louisa and McClellen.
They are zealous members of the M. E. Church.
Lucas Biographies maintained by Ann Selvig.
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