NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
From the very beginning of the custom of using family names, Scot or Scott has been a surname in pretty general use in England as well as Scotland. It was in use in Peeblesshire, Fifeshire, Forfarshire, Roxburghshire, Dumfiresshire, Selkiekshire, Kincardshire, and to a less extent in other counties of Scotland before the year 1200. The family possesses the dukedoms of Buccleugh and Queensbury; the marquisate of Deumbriesshire; earldoms of Buccleugh, Deloraine, Drumlanrig, Sanquhar and Tarrs; viscounties of Hermitage, Nith, Torthorwald and Ross.
(I) Francis Scott was born in Canada, lived and died there. He married ____ Welton.
Children, born near Prescott, Canada:
William, mentioned below.
(II) William, son of Francis Scott, was born near Prescott, Canada. He was educated in the public schools. He learned the trade of shoemaker and engaged in business as a retail shoe dealer at Kingston, Canada, and later at Morristown, N.Y.
He married Mary Ann Boice, a native of Canada, of Scottish ancestry.
Charles L., mentioned below.
(III) Charles L., son of William Scott, was born in Kingston, Canada, April 8, 1854. He came with his parents to Morristown, N.Y. when a very young boy, and was educated there in the public schools. He learned the trade of stone mason and has followed it as apprentice, journeyman and master to the present (1910) time. He resides in Morristown.
He married Minnie H., daughter of Marshall and Melinda Eager, of Morristown.
1. Alfred, born Sept. 10, 1877, a farmer at Indian Orchard, Mass.; married Cora Clark and has one child, Harry Clark.
2. Frank L., mentioned below.
(IV) Frank Leslie, son of Charles L. Scott, was born in Morristown in 1879. He attended the public schools in his native town and Cornell University Law School, from which he was graduated in 1904. He was admitted the the bar and practiced for two years in Syracuse, N.Y. Since 1906 he has been located in Morristown and has practiced his profession there. He is secretary of the Morristown Milk Products Company, one of the incorporators of same.
In politics he is a Republican; he has been supervisor of the town, member and secretary of Board of Trade. He is a member of Morristown Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and the Modern Woodmen of America.
In religion he is a Presbyterian.
He is unmarried.
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