|Casey County Group Sheets|
Contributed By: Barbara Craig
Descendants of Benjamin Terry SCOTT
Generation No. 1
1. BENJAMIN TERRY2 SCOTT (JAMES1) was born 1750 in Caroline Co., Virginia, and died Bef. 09 Mar 1812 in Casey Co., Kentucky. He married ELEANOR ELLENDER HODGES Abt. 1779 in Surry Co., North Carolina, daughter of WELCOME HODGES and MARY HUBBARD. She was born Abt. 01 Jan 1761 in Halifax Co., Virginia, and died 12 Oct 1832 in Scott Co., Illinois.
Notes for BENJAMIN TERRY SCOTT:
From Mary Lou HACK Mongan a descendent of Benjamin Terry SCOTT II
THE WILL OF BENJAMIN SCOTT (son of James SCOTT and Kezia TERRY Scott)
DATED JANUARY 16, 1811, PROVEN MARCH 9, 1812
CASEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY
From Will Book I, pp 27-28 (transcribed from photocopy by M. L. HACK Mongan, 10-11-03)
In the Name of God. Amen. I Benjamin Scott of the County of Casey being of an advancing age in life but of a sound disposed(?) Mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and knowing that God has appointed for all men once to die and for the (?) better regulating my worldly affairs I do hereby make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament and first of all it is my Will and desire that all my just debts be paid.
Item. I give and bequeath to my eldest son John Scott sixty three acres of land Beginning at the upper end of the Tract of land I now live on running clear ----? of said Tract and down to Tract for the quantity above mentioned.
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Ellender Scott all the tract of land I now live on except the sixty three acres above mentioned to my son John, also the Tract of land containing One hundred and fifty acres which joins the Tract above mentioned all to belong to my Wife during her life or widowhood, I also give and bequeath to my Wife one house which ever she may choose to be her one property forever also the house (?) furniture together with all the farming -----? also three cows and calves which ever she chooses together with one half of the stock of hogs, together with all the sheep.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Welcom Scott one sorrel mare which he now claims and a saddle and bridle also twenty eight hogs which now? he claims together with their increase also one Rifle Gun.
As to the tract of land as above mentioned to my Wife during her life or widowhood is to be divided equally between my three youngest sons namely James Benjamin Terry and Thomas according to quantity? and quality.
Item I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Elizabeth Murphy thirty dollars in Cash. Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Rebeccah Scott seventy dollars in Cash. Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Molly Scott seventy dollars in cash. If there should be any money left it shall be divided equally amongst all the legatees and I do hereby ordain this to be my last Will and Testament for Witness whereof I have here unto set my name and seal this 16th day of January One thousand eight hundred and eleven. And lastly I do appoint my Wife Eleanor Scott and my son John Scott my Executors to this my last Will and Testament.
Benjamin Scott [Seal]
Tested? John Wood
Coonrod? [X] Walker?
At a County Court held for Casey County on Monday the 9th day of March 1812 This Will was proved by the oath of John Wood and James Carson? two of the subscribing Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion? of Eleanor Scott and John Scott the Executors therein named who made oath and executed and acknowledge a bond as the law directs a certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Attest. Raph.? Lancaster C.C.C.?
Transcription Note: As is commonly known, many old documents are in poor condition and photocopies of them do not usually enhance their legibility. This transcription of Benjamin Scott's will is no exception, but I have attempted to make the wording as accurate as possible. Question marks were inserted following unclear words or names. Misreadings may exist, but probably do not change the meaning of the document.
Biographical Note: This is the family history as I (Mary Lou HACK Mongan) understand it. Benjamin SCOTT was born in Virginia, the eldest child of James SCOTT and Kezia TERRY Scott. Following her husband's death, Kezia married Richard MURPHY. The family moved from Virginia to North Carolina and then Kentucky. Kezia and Richard Murphy lived in Lincoln Co., KY at the time of Kezia's death. Benjamin SCOTT and his family lived nearby in Casey Co. which had been part of Lincoln Co. prior to Casey's formation. (A lengthy court case about Kezia's estate ensued involving her widowed husband, Richard MURPHY, and all her children from both marriages. Benjamin SCOTT died in the midst of this case and was represented by his executors, Eleanor SCOTT and John SCOTT.)
After Benjamin SCOTT's death, his widow Eleanor (or Ellender) Scott and most of the family moved from Kentucky to Illinois. John and his family and his younger unmarried brother James were the first to leave in about 1819 and they settled in Morgan Co., IL. Most of the rest of the family moved to Illinois (Morgan/Scott/Greene Co.) about 1830. (As new counties were formed, the county names changed.) Eleanor's son Welcom died prior to the move to Illinois, but his widow and children were included in the migration.
Welcom SCOTT's son, Benjamin Franklin SCOTT (born KY 1813), lived in Greene Co. nearby his uncle Benjamin Terry SCOTT for many years. Uncle Benjamin Terry SCOTT (born KY 1804/5) named one of his sons Welcom (or Welcome) for his deceased brother. Eleanor's youngest son, Thomas SCOTT, named his eldest son Benjamin Welcome SCOTT. Thomas SCOTT and his family moved from Illinois to California in the mid 1800s, spending a few years in Missouri on the way.
Comments by Mary Louise HACK Mongan, October 11, 2003
More About BENJAMIN TERRY SCOTT:
Burial: Prob. in Casey Co., KY
Census: 1790, Counted in census in Surry Co., NC
Probate: 09 Mar 1812, Casey Co., Kentucky
Property 1: Wilkes Co., North Carolina
Property 2: 12 Nov 1785, Purchased 50 acres for 100 pounds, lying on south side of Mitchell River
Property 3: Bet. 1797 - Aug 1807, Bought land in Lincoln Co., KY
Residence: Virginia & Kentucky
Source 1: Jeanette Jahnz, Ancestry.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source 2: Kay Mitchell, Ancestry.com
Source 3: Mary Lou Mongan - e-mail and exchange of information
Source 4: Michael Ritter, Ancestry.com (email@example.com)
Source 5: Peggy Seidler site on Ancestry.com
Source 6: WFT CD #11 Tree #1188
Source 7: WFT CD #4 Tree #795
Will: 16 Jan 1811, Was made
Notes for ELEANOR ELLENDER HODGES:
1 Jan 1771 is what Cowhick Cemetery has for a birth date, but I feel this could be a marriage date or some other significant date in her life. Michael Ritter has her birth as 1 Jan 1761.
More About ELEANOR ELLENDER HODGES:
Burial: Abt. 14 Oct 1832, Cowhick Cemetery, Winchester, Scott Co., IL
Source 1: Cowhick Cemetery records from Jim COWHICK and the cemetery site on the Internet
Source 2: Jim COWHICK, Winchester, Illinois
Children of BENJAMIN SCOTT and ELEANOR HODGES are:
i. ELIZABETH BETSY3 SCOTT, b. Abt. 1780, Surry Co., North Carolina; d. Aft. 1850, Adair Co., Missouri; m. THOMAS MURPHY, 31 Dec 1801, Lincoln Co., Kentucky; b. Abt. 1775, Virginia; d. Aft. 1830, Adair Co., Missouri.
More About ELIZABETH BETSY SCOTT:
Source: Michael Ritter, Ancestry.com
More About THOMAS MURPHY:
Source 1: Bruce Braddock site on Ancestry.com
Source 2: Michael Ritter site on Ancestry.com & e-mail
Source 3: 26 Apr 2004, Ancestry.com - Larry & Elaine Blackman site
Source 4: 26 Apr 2004, James L Lowary site on Ancestry.com site
ii. JOHN SCOTT, b. Abt. 1782, Surry Co., North Carolina; d. 24 Nov 1855, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois; m. (1) MARY MURPHY, 22 Jun 1802, Lincoln Co., Kentucky; b. 1784; d. Bet. 1814 - 1817; m. (2) MARTHA MURPHY, 1817, Casey Co., Kentucky; b. Casey Co., Kentucky; d. Bef. 1850, Scott Co., Illinois.
Notes for JOHN SCOTT:
John and his brother James went to Scott Co., Illinois, about 1820, to settle in new country. Some Scott County Histories say that the county was named after John SCOTT.
John SCOTT was buried in Uriah Elledge Cemetery in Pike Co., IL. His tombstone was uncovered in the Summer of 2002, found buried in the dirt and been cleaned and bleached according to Diane Stuck.
More About JOHN SCOTT:
Burial: Nov 1855, Uriah Elledge Cemetery, Pike Co., IL
Census: 1850, Pike Co., Illinois - living with Uriah Elledge
Fact: 1850, John was living with Catherine & Uriah Elledge
Residence: Scott Co., & Pike Co., Illinois
Source 1: Rootsweb.com Larry & Marilyn Morgan records
Source 2: Clemmie SCOTT Craig
Source 3: Diane Stuck
Source 4: Harry SCOTT
Source 5: Jess M. Thompson's History of Pike Co., Illinois
Source 6: WFT CD #11 Census records
iii. REBECCA SCOTT, b. 1785, Surry Co., North Carolina; m. EDMOND WOOD.
iv. WELCOM WILLIAM SCOTT, b. 1789, North Carolina or Halifax Co., Virginia; d. 1816, Casey Co. Kentucky; m. (1) MARGARET PEGGY ALLEN, 1813, Casey Co., Kentucky; b. 1787, Kentucky; d. 1816; m. (2) ELIZABETH ALLEN, Abt. 1816; b. 1795, Kentucky.
More About WELCOM WILLIAM SCOTT:
Source 1: Mary Lou HACK Mongan
Source 2: WFT CD #2, 4, 8 & 9
More About ELIZABETH ALLEN:
Census: 1860, Mount Ary, Greene Co., Illinois - Elizabeth - 64 - living with Benj & Lucinda Scott
v. JAMES SCOTT, b. 20 Dec 1798, Kentucky; d. 17 Sep 1875, Palmyra, Macoupin Co., Illinois; m. MARY A. COWHICK, 17 Oct 1822, Greene Co., IL; b. 13 Aug 1806, Champaign Co., Ohio; d. 21 Mar 1888, Palmyra, Macoupin Co., Illinois.
More About JAMES SCOTT:
Burial: Sep 1875, Cowhick Cemetery, Winchester, IL
Census: 1870, Palmyra, Macoupin Co., Illinois
Residence 1: Bet. 1820 - 1864, Winchester, Scott Co., Illinois
Residence 2: 1864, Palmyra, Macoupin Co., IL
Residence 2: Bet. 1865 - 1875, Macoupin Co., Illinois
Source 1: Jim COWHICK of Winchester, Scott Co., IL
Source 2: Jody Arnn site on RootsWeb.com
Source 3: Toni Courtney of Springfield, IL
Source 4: World Family Treemaker CD #4
More About MARY A. COWHICK:
Burial: 23 Mar 1888, Cowhick Cemetery, Winchester, Scott Co., IL
Census: 1880, South Palmyra, Macoupin Co., IL - living with son Robert M.
vi. MARY "MOLLY" SCOTT, b. 22 May 1801, Lincoln Co., Kentucky; d. 03 Oct 1884, Grundy Co., Missouri; m. AMOS HODGES, 09 Sep 1824, Casey Co., Kentucky; b. 12 Sep 1801, Green Co., Kentucky; d. 27 May 1874, Missouri.
More About MARY "MOLLY" SCOTT:
Burial: Oct 1884, Old Galt East Cemetery, Grundy Co., Missouri
Census: 1880, Myers Twp., Grundy Co., Missouri
More About AMOS HODGES:
Burial: May 1874, Old Galt East Cemetery, Grundy Co., Missouri
Census 1: 25 Jul 1860, Liberty Twp., Grundy Co., Missouri - Amos Hodges 59 & Mary 59
Census 2: 01 Aug 1870, Liberty Twp., Grundy Co., Missouri - Amos Hodges 68 & Mary 69
Source 1: Ancestry.com Message Board
Source 2: Mary Lou HACK Mongan
Source 3: 17 Jan 2004, Betty BARRY Deal of Alameda, CA
vii. BENJAMIN TERRY SCOTT, b. Abt. 1804, Casey Co., Kentucky; d. Bef. 1870, Illinois; m. CHRISTINE OR CHRISTIANNA DRAKE, 24 Oct 1825, Casey Co., Kentucky; b. Abt. 1807, Casey Co., Kentucky; d. Oct 1879.
More About BENJAMIN TERRY SCOTT:
Burial: Prob. in Greene Co., IL
Census: 1860, Mt Airy Twp, Greene Co., Illinois - Benja Scott
Source 1: John Warstler site on Ancestry.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source 2: Carin Trammell site @ rootsweb.com
Source 3: Mary Lou Mongan
Source 4: 13 Jun 2003, Nick Scott e-mail
Notes for CHRISTINE OR CHRISTIANNA DRAKE:
Notes from Mary Lou Mongan:
Christine Drake's first name has been written in several different ways:Teny or Tiny on marriage license, Christina on sale of Casey Co., KY property, and Christiana or Christianna on various census forms. She signed her name with an X on the property sale contract so probably would not have been able to tell anyone how her name was spelled, but a grand daughter was named Christena, presumably in her honor.
More About CHRISTINE OR CHRISTIANNA DRAKE:
Cause of Death: Typhoid Feber
Census: 1870, Greene Co., Illinois - Cristina Scott & Emily
viii. THOMAS C. SCOTT, b. 02 Nov 1806, Kentucky; d. 03 Nov 1875, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA; m. ANNA M. COWHICK, 20 Nov 1828, Morgan Co., IL; b. 14 Jun 1810, Urbana, Champaign Co., Ohio; d. 31 Oct 1900, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., CA.
More About THOMAS C. SCOTT:
Burial: 06 Nov 1875, Shiloh Cemetery, Fulton, Sonoma Co., CA
Census 1: 1860, Santa RosaTwp., Sonoma Co., CA
Census 2: 1870, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA
Source 1: Kay Mitchell, Ancestry.com
Source 2: Jody Arnn site @ rootsweb.com
Source 3: Mary Lou Mongan
Source 4: Jul 2001, Jim Cowhick, Winchester, Scott Co., IL
Source 5: Sep 2002, James L. Rader (Ancestry.com message board)
Source 6: Sep 2002, Joan Lake (Ancestry.com message board & emails)
Source 7: 13 Feb 2003, David Roddick descendent of Thomas Scott and Anna Cowhick
More About ANNA M. COWHICK:
Burial: 03 Nov 1900, Santa Maria Cem., Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., CA
Census: 06 Jul 1900, 9th Judicial Twp., Santa Barbara Co., California living with son John Cowhick Scott