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George Washington Scott

George Washington Scott[1]

Male 1829 - 1903  (74 years)

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  • Name George Washington Scott 
    George Washington Scott (1829-1903)
    George Washington Scott (1829-1903)
    Born 22 Feb 1829  Alexandria, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Leon County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military 5 Mar 1862  Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Commissioned an officer in Company D, Florida 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 5 Mar 1862. Promoted to Full Captain on 8 May 1862. Promoted to Full Major on 26 Aug 1863. Mustered out on 26 Aug 1863. Commissioned an officer in Company S, Florida 5th Cavalry Battalion on 26 Aug 1863. Promoted to Full Lt Col on 25 Jul 1864. 
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!
    Military 20 Feb 1864  Olustee, Baker, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Olustee, the only major military battle fought in Florida during the war and a Confederate victory. 
    Military 6 Mar 1865  Woodville, Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Battle of Natural Bridge was a battle during the American Civil War, fought in what is now Woodville, Florida, near Tallahassee, on March 6, 1865.  
    Residence 1870  Leon County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1880  Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Education 1889  Agnes Scott College, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Scott, along with Rev. Frank Henry Gaines and other Presbyterian leaders, founded Decatur Female Seminary in 1889. The school was charted as Agnes Scott College in 1906, named for his mother. 
    Residence 1900  Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 3 Oct 1903  Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for George Washington Scott
    Findagrave memorial for George Washington Scott
    George Washington Scott
    Photographed
    Person ID I21197  Dickinson
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2018 

    Father John Scott,   b. 25 Dec 1784, Marsh Creek, Adams, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1850, Alexandria, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Agnes Irvin,   b. 13 Jun 1799, Ballykeel, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1877, Alexandria, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F6623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebekah Bucher,   b. 20 May 1834, Buchers Mills, Warren, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1899, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1845 
    Children 
    +1. George Bucher Scott,   b. 23 Oct 1855, Buchers Mills, Warren, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1920, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
     2. Annie Scott,   b. 26 Aug 1858, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1937, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Mary Hough Scott,   b. 12 Jan 1860, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1940, Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Nellie Bucher Scott,   b. 27 Oct 1865, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1957, DeKalb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Rebekah Hough Scott,   b. 5 Aug 1874, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1937, Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F6605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1829 - Alexandria, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Leon County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Commissioned an officer in Company D, Florida 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 5 Mar 1862. Promoted to Full Captain on 8 May 1862. Promoted to Full Major on 26 Aug 1863. Mustered out on 26 Aug 1863. Commissioned an officer in Company S, Florida 5th Cavalry Battalion on 26 Aug 1863. Promoted to Full Lt Col on 25 Jul 1864. - 5 Mar 1862 - Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Battle of Olustee, the only major military battle fought in Florida during the war and a Confederate victory. - 20 Feb 1864 - Olustee, Baker, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - The Battle of Natural Bridge was a battle during the American Civil War, fought in what is now Woodville, Florida, near Tallahassee, on March 6, 1865. - 6 Mar 1865 - Woodville, Leon, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Leon County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Scott, along with Rev. Frank Henry Gaines and other Presbyterian leaders, founded Decatur Female Seminary in 1889. The school was charted as Agnes Scott College in 1906, named for his mother. - 1889 - Agnes Scott College, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Oct 1903 - Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "George Washington Scott" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Scott.
      George Washington Scott (February 22, 1829 - October 3, 1903) was a noted Florida businessman, planter, and military officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

    2. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Leon, Florida; Roll: M653_108; Page: 77; Family History Library Film: 803108.
      Name: G W Scott
      Age: 34
      Birth Year: abt 1826
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1860: Leon, Florida
      Post Office: Tallahassee
      Dwelling Number: 448
      Family Number: 448
      Occupation: Planter
      Real Estate Value: 4000
      Personal Estate Value: 4000

      G W Scott 34
      Rebecca Scott 25
      G B Scott 5
      Anna Scott 2
      Mary Scott 5/12


    3. [S239] U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line], Historical Data Systems, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009).

    4. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Census Place: Southern Portion, Leon, Florida; Roll: M593_131; Page: 671B; Family History Library Film: 545630.
      Name: George W Scott
      Age in 1870: 41
      Birth Year: abt 1829
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Dwelling Number: 671
      Home in 1870: Southern Portion, Leon, Florida
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Occupation: Planter
      Male Citizen Over 21: Y
      Personal Estate Value: 8000
      Real Estate Value: 30000
      Inferred Spouse: Rebecka Scott
      Inferred Children: Bucher Scott
      Annie Scott
      Mary Scott
      Nellie Scott

    5. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), Census Place: Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia; Roll: 143; Page: 348C; Enumeration District: 047.
      Name: Geo. W. Scott
      Age: 51
      Birth Date: Abt 1829
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1880: Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, USA
      Dwelling Number: 321
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Rebecca Scott
      Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
      Occupation: Merchant

      Geo. W. Scott 51
      Rebecca Scott 46
      George B. Scott 24
      Anne Scott 21
      Mary Scott 20
      Nellie Scott 14
      Bessie Scott 5


    6. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), Census Place: Decatur, De Kalb, Georgia; Page: 12; Enumeration District: 0014.
      Name: George W Scott
      Age: 71
      Birth Date: Feb 1829
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1900: Decatur, De Kalb, Georgia
      Street: Sycamore
      House Number: 1
      Sheet Number: 12
      Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 229
      Family Number: 247
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Occupation: Merchant
      Months not employed: 12
      Attended School: 1
      Can Read: Yes
      Can Write: Yes
      Can Speak English: Yes
      House Owned or Rented: R
      Farm or House: H

      George W Scott 71
      Bessie Scott 25
      Thomas L Cooper 41
      Annie Cooper 41
      Mary Kendrix 25
      Nell Kendrix 2
      Allen Watlington 24
      Victoria Ford 13
      Jack Goldsmith 46
      Susan Goldsmith 44
      George Goldsmith 18
      Clara Payne 23
      Clarence Payne 6