Samuel Scott1,2

#22496, b. 29 October 1821, d. 19 April 1908
     Samuel Scott was born on 29 October 1821 in Richland County, Ohio, USA.3,4 He was the son of Joseph Scott.4 He married Minerva Fisher, daughter of Henry Fisher and Nancy Foulks, on 25 February 1843 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2 He died on 19 April 1908 in Polk County, Iowa, USA, at age 86.3
     Obituary: Samuel Scott was born in Richland County, Ohio, October 29, 1821, and died at his home in Polk County, Iowa, April 19, 1908, being at his death eighty-six years, five months and twenty days of age. Mr. Scott was united in marriage to Manerva Fisher in 1843 in Burrit, Winnebago County, Ill., where they resided till 1863, when they came to Iowa, locating in Mitchell County. In 1863 they came to Polk county, and settled on a farm two miles south of the present site of Maxwell, where the family has resided continually ever since. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Scott six children, four of whom died in early childhood. Two daughters only survive them, viz., Mrs. Mary Bell, of Peoria, and Mrs. Malissa Barton, who resided with her father until his death. Mrs. Scott passed away just one year previous to the death of her husband. The deceased united with the Baptist Church in early life, but after coming to Iowa he united with the M. E. Church, in which denomination he remained for a number of years, but at the time of his death did not hold membership in any church. "Uncle Sammy" Scott, as he was familiarly called, has been a prominent figure in growth and development of this section of the county, and was highly esteemed by all acquainces and dearly loved by numerous friends. His heart was easily touched by the suffering of mankind and an appeal for aid in worth cases was never made to him in vain. The name of Samuel Scott was synonymous with philanthropic work and he was a leader in this line. Warm hearted, frugal and industrious he acquired a competence for old age, and his death has left a niche, that will be hard to fill. Residing in this vicinity for so many years he saw the ground staked out for the location of Maxwell and has watched its development with a paternal eye, and has at all times been found battling for the right. The funeral services were conducted form the home, Tuesday afternoon by Rev. T. F. Martin, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Peoria City Cemetery. 'Life's race will run, Life's work well done, Life's victory won, Then cometh rest. (THE MAXWELL TRIBUNE, Maxwell, Iowa, Thursday, April 23, 1908, page 1.)3

Children of Samuel Scott and Minerva Fisher

Citations

  1. FamilySearch, Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1940.
  2. Illinois State Archives, Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  3. Find A Grave.
  4. 1850 US Census, Illinois.
  5. 1860 US Census, Illinois.
  6. FamilySearch, Iowa Death Records, 1921-1940.
  7. 1870 US Census, Iowa.

Joseph Miller1,2

#22497, b. circa 1825
     Joseph Miller is estimated to have been born circa 1825 in Switzerland.3,4,5,6 He married Matilda Fisher, daughter of Henry Fisher and Nancy Foulks, on 25 April 1843 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2

Children of Joseph Miller and Matilda Fisher

Citations

  1. FamilySearch, Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1940.
  2. Illinois State Archives, Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  3. 1900 US Census, Iowa.
  4. 1900 US Census, South Dakota.
  5. 1910 US Census, South Dakota.
  6. 1920 US Census, South Dakota.
  7. Ancestry.com, Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1937.
  8. 1850 US Census, Illinois.

Nancy L. Fisher1,2

#22498, b. 7 May 1823, d. 27 December 1857
     Nancy L. Fisher was born on 7 May 1823 in Richland County, Ohio, USA.3,4 She was the daughter of Henry Fisher and Nancy Foulks.5,3 She married James R. Weatherhead on 14 January 1844 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,4 She died on 27 December 1857 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 34.4

Children of Nancy L. Fisher and James R. Weatherhead

Citations

  1. FamilySearch, Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1940.
  2. Illinois State Archives, Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  3. 1850 US Census, Illinois.
  4. Find A Grave.
  5. Katherine E. Rowland and Barbara Winchester, The Pioneers of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois.
  6. FamilySearch, California County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994.
  7. FamilySearch, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

James R. Weatherhead1,2

#22499, b. circa 1819
     James R. Weatherhead was born circa 1819 in New Hampshire, USA.3 He married Nancy L. Fisher, daughter of Henry Fisher and Nancy Foulks, on 14 January 1844 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,4 He married Sophia A. Jones on 20 October 1858 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1

Children of James R. Weatherhead and Nancy L. Fisher

Citations

  1. FamilySearch, Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1940.
  2. Illinois State Archives, Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  3. 1850 US Census, Illinois.
  4. Find A Grave.
  5. FamilySearch, California County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994.
  6. 1860 US Census, Illinois.
  7. FamilySearch, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.
  8. 1870 US Census, Illinois.

Elizabeth A. Weatherhead1

#22500, b. 20 September 1844, d. 23 October 1922
     Elizabeth A. Weatherhead was born on 20 September 1844 in Harrison Township, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,3 She was the daughter of James R. Weatherhead and Nancy L. Fisher.2,3,4 She married Richard M. Johnson on 14 September 1863 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1 She married Andrew James Downie on 21 September 1871 in Rock County, Wisconsin, USA.5 She died on 23 October 1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA, at age 78.2

Children of Elizabeth A. Weatherhead and Andrew James Downie

Citations

  1. FamilySearch, Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1940.
  2. FamilySearch, California County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994.
  3. 1850 US Census, Illinois.
  4. 1860 US Census, Illinois.
  5. FamilySearch, Wisconsin County Marriages, 1836-1911.
  6. California Department of Health Services, California Death Index 1940-1997.