|Casey County Group Sheets|
Contributed By: Barbara Craig
Descendants of John SCOTT
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN3 SCOTT (BENJAMIN TERRY2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1782 in Surry Co., North Carolina, and died 24 Nov 1855 in Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois. He married (1) MARY MURPHY 22 Jun 1802 in Lincoln Co., Kentucky. She was born 1784, and died Bet. 1814 - 1817. He married (2) MARTHA MURPHY 1817 in Casey Co., Kentucky. She was born in Casey Co., Kentucky, and died Bef. 1850 in 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
Children of JOHN SCOTT and MARY MURPHY are:
i. ELEANOR4 SCOTT, b. 21 Mar 1803, Kentucky; d. 10 Sep 1859, Pike Co., Illinois (56 yr. 5 mo. 20 days); m. JOHN GRATTON, Bef. 1828; b. Virginia.
More About ELEANOR SCOTT:
Burial: Sep 1859, Uriah ELLEDGE Cemetery, Pike Co. IL
More About JOHN GRATTON:
Burial: Uriah ELLEDGE Cemetery, Pike Co., IL
ii. CATHERINE SCOTT, b. 09 Nov 1806, Casey Co., Kentucky; d. 09 Jan 1855, Elledge Farm, Pike Co, Illinois; m. URIAH ELLEDGE, 26 Mar 1825, Olmstead's Mount (now Allison's Mound), Morgan Co., IL; b. 22 Nov 1802, Clark Co., Kentucky; d. 12 Apr 1887, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois.
More About CATHERINE SCOTT:
Burial: Jan 1855, Elledge Cemetery, Griggsville Twp, Pike Co., IL
Residence: Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
Notes for URIAH ELLEDGE:
Uriah Elledge, son of Boone and Rebecca Elledge, was born in Clark county, Ky., Nov. 22, 1802 ; when quite young his parents removed to Indiana; in 1823 he came to Scott county, Ill., where, in 1825, he was married to Catharine Scott, to whom 8 children were born—five of them still living. He came to where Griggsville now stands in 1825, but on account of ill health returned to Scott county, where he remained until the year 1830, when he came to Griggsville township, where, by hard work and economy, he accumulated considerable property, at one time owning over 500 acres of land. In 1849, he with his oldest son, went overland to California, with the first emigrant train that went in search of gold; after suffering the privations of the mining camp for over two years, he returned here. Jan. 9th, 1855, his wife died, and on the 12th day of Dec., 1858. he was married to his second wife, Delia A. Ball; to them were born four children. He was always noted for his kindness and hospitality, no person ever having been turned away when needing assistance. He gradually failed in health, and on April 1, last, was confined to his bed constantly until the 12th inst., when his spirit went to Him who gave it. Just previous to his death he called loved ones to his bedside, and fondly bade them good-bye, saying he was ready for what was to be. The funeral services were conducted in the Christian church, by Elder Holloway, pastor of the Christian church at Perry, where the deceased had held church membership for many years, after which the mortal remains were laid to rest in the Elledge cemetery.
(Submitted by Sandi Donaldson from a newspaper clipping from a Pike county scrapbook)
More About URIAH ELLEDGE:
Burial: Apr 1887, Elledge Cemetery, Griggsville Twp, Pike Co., IL
Census 1: 1850, Griggsville Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - Uriah Elledge 47 & Catherine 43
Census 2: 19 Sep 1860, Griggsville Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - Uriah Elledge 58 & D. A. 31
Census 3: 23 Jun 1870, Griggsville Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - Uriah Elledge 68 & Deliah 41
Census 4: 1880, Griggsville Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - Uriah Elledge 77 KY Farmer & Deliah 51
Residence: Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
Source 1: History of Pike Co., Illinois
Source 2: WFT CD #11
iii. HANNAH SCOTT, b. 1809, Casey Co., Kentucky; d. 14 Dec 1876, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois; m. (1) ISAAC GRATTON; m. (2) ROBERT S. WALKER, 10 Jan 1843, Griggsville Twp., Pike Co, Illinois; b. 1798, Boston, Lincolnshire, England; d. 22 Apr 1861, Perry, Pike Co., Illinois.
More About HANNAH SCOTT:
Burial: Dec 1876
Census: 12 Jul 1870, Fairmount Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - Hannah Walker 66 - with James (19) & Lowry Elledge (9)
Notes for ROBERT S. WALKER:
Portrait and Biographical Album, Pike & Calhoun Co., Ill, (1891) page 727-728 (James W. Walker)
"When sixteen years of age he bade adieu to his native land and crossing the briny deep began his career in the Prairie State. He occupied a farm in Scott county for a time and later coming to Pike county purchased land in Griggsville Township...sold, buying in its stead a large tract near Perry....sold and bought a large farm consisting of eight hundred acres lying in the western part of Perry and eastern part of Fairmount Townships....retiring, bought a home in Perry and resided there until called hence in 1861 when sixty-five years old. His political..Republican party and religious faith to the Christian church.
Robert Walker was married three times. His first wife died six months after marriage..married a Miss Wade who bore him three children, all now living. His last union was...Mrs. Hannah Gratton, nee Scott."
Past & Present of Pike Co., Illinois, Massie (1906) pg 526-527 (John R. Walker)
"His father, Robert Walker, was born in England, and came alone from that country to America, when seventeen years of age, crossing the Atlantic in a sailing vessel, which dropped anchor in the harbor of New Orleans. He remained for ten years in the Crescent city and vicinity, rafting logs from up the river down to New Orleans and employing a number of Negroes, whom he secured by buying their services from their masters. When a decade has passed he removed to Pike Co., Illinois, and entered one hundred & sixty acres of land from the government Nebraska of Griggsville. Here he built a home & sent for his married sister, Mrs. Wilson, to join him....Later he sold the property to his sister and entered one hundred & sixty acres adjoining his original claim on the north.....he built the first barn with a cellar"...
After a time he sold his second farm and bought two hundred acres of land south of Perry, on which a part of the village of Perry now stands, and after selling that property to William Ward he bought one hundred and forty-five acres of prairie land and eighty acres of timber land....He retired from the farm in 1855, when he removed to Perry.
More About ROBERT S. WALKER:
Burial: Apr 1861, McCord Cemetery, Perry, Pike Co., IL
Census: 05 Sep 1860, Perry Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - Robert Walker 60 & Hannah 50
Emigration: 1815, At 17 came alone arriving at New Orleans
Religion: 1857, Joined the Christian church
Source 1: Ancestry.com - Marilyn Morgan Site
Source 2: Cemetery records of Pike Co., IL
Source 3: Family.org
Source 4: Linda Irick
Source 5: The Jess M. Thompson Pike County History
Source 6: WFT CD #39
iv. MARTHA SCOTT, b. 1811, Casey Co., Kentucky; d. 1895; m. WILLIAM WALTON, 13 Apr 1835, Greene Co., Illinois; b. 1808, England; d. 05 Aug 1848.
More About MARTHA SCOTT:
Burial: 1895, Vandeveer Cemetery, Rubicon Twp, Greene Co., IL, later moved to Union Cem., Athensville Twp., Greene Co., IL
Census 1: 19 Aug 1860, Mt Airy Twp., Greene Co., Illinois - Martha Walton 49
Census 2: 1880, Whitehall Twp., Greene Co., Illinois - Martha Walton 69 - living with Francis Walton
Residence: 1880, Was living with Francis in Whitehall, Green Co., IL
Notes for WILLIAM WALTON:
Copied from information sent by email from Terri Brewcznski:
William Walton came over to this country with his parents as a boy. He moved from Kentucky to Greene County, IL in 1831. He married Martha Scott in April 1835. William fell from a haystack and landed on a pitchfork, He died a few day later from his injuries, leaving his widow to raise five small children.
Tombstones were moved to Union Cemetery, Athensville Township, Greene Co., IL
More About WILLIAM WALTON:
Burial: Vandeveer Cemetery, Rubicon Twp, Greene Co., IL, later moved to Union Cem., Athensville Twp., Greene Co., IL
Cause of Death: Falling on a pitch fork
Source: Terri Brewczynski
v. ELIZABETH L. SCOTT, b. 07 Feb 1814; d. 16 May 1866; m. JAMES CRAWFORD, 18 Jun 1839, Pike Co., Illinois; b. 28 Feb 1807, England; d. 27 Nov 1882.
More About ELIZABETH L. SCOTT:
Burial: May 1882, Griggsville Cemetery, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
More About JAMES CRAWFORD:
Burial: Nov 1882, Griggsville Cemetery, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
Census 1: 19 Jun 1860, Flint Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - James Crawford 53 & Elizabeth 47
Census 2: 11 Aug 1870, Flint Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - James Crawford 63 & Mary 30, Anna 28 & Laura 25
Census 3: 02 Jun 1880, Flint Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - James Crawford 73 & Mary 40, Anna 38 & Laura 35
Fact: Griggsville Cemetery Records
Children of JOHN SCOTT and MARTHA MURPHY are:
vi. JULIA ANN4 SCOTT, b. 02 Apr 1820, Wood River, Madison Co., Illinois; d. 24 Aug 1893, Big Mound, Cedar Twp., Lee Co., Iowa; m. JOSIAH KENNEDY, 27 Mar 1837, Scott Co., Illinois; b. 18 Jan 1817, Casey Co., Kentucky; d. 28 Jul 1891, Big Mound, Cedar Twp., Lee Co., Iowa.
Notes for JULIA ANN SCOTT:
Found on Message Board at ancestry.com September 26, 2002
Gone to Her Reward.
Julia Kennedy was born April 2, 1820 in Scott county, Ill., and died of Consumption, at her home near Big Mound, Iowa, August 24, 1893. She was married to Josiah Kennedy, 1837. They then moved to Iowa and settled near Clay Grove, and removed from there in 1843, to Cedar township, where they reared their family in honor. Nine children were born to them; four of them with their father, preceded the mother to the better land. Five are left, James, Joanna, Nellie, Mrs. Wm. Dinsmore of Big Mound and William Kennedy of Stockton, California, to mourn their loss.
Deceased was a member of the Christian church for several years. The funeral services were held at the Clay Grove church, at eleven o'clock August 26, by Rev. Heightshoe, who preached a beautiful sermon from the 14th chap. of Job. The choir sang Near my God to Thee, Asleep in Jesus, and Jesus Lover of My Soul, after which she was laid to rest beside her beloved companion in Clay Grove cemetery.
The pall bearers were Messrs. J. Sivil, S. McGown, J. Ware, R. Dinsmore, H. Logan and Wm. Hemming, Senior.
The floral offerings were beautiful and appropriate, among them being a beautiful wreath of white lilies and [illegible], by Mrs. Cass and Mrs. Ryland; a sickle of tube roses, Mrs. Joe Meek and family; a wreath, by Miss Katie Eieb; all of Bonaparte. A boquet of white flowers, Mrs. F.G. Gesford, of Farmington; a cluster of white lilies, Mrs. H. F. Moore; and anchor and wreath, by Miss Addie Logan, Mrs. Lizzie Clark and Mrs. John Heaton.
Source: Entler Scrapbook, vol. 6, Iowa Historical Library, Iowa City, IA
More About JULIA ANN SCOTT:
Burial: 26 Aug 1893, Clay Grove Cemetery, Lee Co., Iowa
Cause of Death: consumption
Source 1: Ancestry.com Message Board.com -obituaries
Source 2: Jo Ann Jackson, Oskaloosa, IA - descendent
Notes for JOSIAH KENNEDY:
Found on the Message Board of Ancestry.com September 23, 2002.
1817 - 1891
Gone From Earth.
The announcement of the death of Mr. Josiah Kennedy which occurred at his late home near Big Mound, aroused the honest feelings of grief in the hearts of many friends.
He was born in Casey county, Kentucky, January 18, 1817 and departed this life at one p.m., Tuesday July 28 1891, aged 74 years, 6 month and 10 days. He came with his parents in 1828 to Scott county, Illinois, where he was married to Julia Scott in 1837. He then moved to Iowa and settled near Clay Grove, and removed from there in 1843 to Cedar Township, where he resided until the day of his death. His sickness was of only a few hours, being caused by heart failure.
Mr. Kennedy possessed all the noble qualities that go so far toward making a true friend, loving husband and affectionate father. He was considered an honorable man, liberal in charity and assisting in every good work. The deceased was a member of the Christian church for thirty-five years. He was the father of nine children, four of whom have preceded him to the better world, and five are left, two sons and three daughters, with his wife, to mourn the loss of a good husband and father, while many friends are saddened and mourn with them.
The funeral services were conducted at the residence at ten o'clock a.m., on Thursday, July 30, when the remains were taken to Clay Grove church when Rev. Hightshoe preached a beautiful sermon from 1st Peter, 1st chap. 24-25 verses. The very large concourse of people assembled testified to the respect in which the deceased was held. They then followed him to the grave and laid him beside his four children.
The pall bearers were Messrs. John Ware, Hugh Logan, L. Reader, Robt. Dinsmore, Wm. Hemming and Wm. Moran. The funeral was conducted by G. A. Demple in his usual satisfactory manner.
Source: Entler Scrapbook, vol. 6, Iowa Historical Library, Iowa City, IA.
Posted By: Volunteer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 4/2/2002 at 11:26:27
KENNEDY, JOSIAH, farmer, Sec. 29; P.O. Big Mound; owns 340 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born Jan. 18, 1817, in Casey Co., Ky; emigrated with his parents to Morgan Co., Ill., in the fall of 1828. Married Julia Scott, of Scott Co., Ill., in March, 1837 (her father was the first settler, after whom the county was named); wife was born in Morgan, the adjoining county, April 2, 1819; in the fall of 1842, he emigrated to Iowa, stopped in Van Buren Co., till the spring of 1843, when he came into Lee Co., where he since resided most of the time in Cedar Tp., which he has served as Township Trustee sixteen years, and in other official capacity; politically, he has supported the Republican party since 1854; till the fall of 1878, voted the Greenback ticket; member of the Christian Church. Have five children living-James, Joanna, Nellie, William H. and Eda; lost four-Josephine, John S., Mary and Sophia.
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More About JOSIAH KENNEDY:
Burial: 30 Jul 1891, Clay Grove Cemetery, Lee Co., Iowa
Census 1: 13 Jul 1860, Cedar Twp., Lee Co., Iowa - Josiah Kenedy 43 KY Farmer & Julia 38 IL
Census 2: 02 Aug 1870, Cedar Twp., Lee Co., Iowa - Josiah Kenedy 52 KU Farmer & Julia 48 IL
Census 3: 1880, Cedar Twp., Lee Co., Iowa - Josioh Kenedy 62 & Julia 58
Emigration 1: 1842, Van Buren Co., Iowa
Emigration 2: 1843, Lee Co., Iowa
Residence: Cedar Twp., Lee Co., Iowa
Source 1: Jo Ann Jackson, Oskaloosa, IA - descendent
Source 2: 26 Sep 2002, Message board at ancestry.com
Source 3: 03 Mar 2005, Mary Raymond - Lee Co., IA - Volunteer
vii. NANCY N. SCOTT, b. 02 Apr 1820, Wood River, Madison Co., Illinois; d. 19 Jun 1892, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois; m. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ELLEDGE, 21 Oct 1841, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois; b. 03 Jan 1819, Boone Twp., Harrison Co., IN; d. 17 Oct 1864, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois.
Notes for NANCY N. SCOTT:
Nancy N. Scott, the mother of the eleven Elledge children whose histories have been recorded, was a daughter of John Scott and Martha Murphy, who were married in Casey county, Kentucky, and came to what is now Scott county, Illinois, early in 1820. She was a sister of John C. Scott, Flint township pioneer; also of Julia Scott Kenady (her twin) and Catharine Scott, who was the wife of pioneer Uriah Elledge. Two of Nancy's sisters married Grattons, one of them, Eleanor Scott, being the wife of Pike county John Gratton of early days and mother of Mary E. (Aunt Easter) Gratton, who married Jesse Elledge Alcorn, son of Robin Alcorn and Mary Elledge and a grandson of Charity Boone. Eleanor Scott was also the mother of Alice May Gratton, who married Andrew J. Windsor and became the mother of Ben F. Windsor of Griggsville, who married Carrie Elledge, daughter of Uriah Douglas Elledge.
Excerpt from The Jess Thompson Pike County History
(This was from the Internet - We have the book)
NANCY N. (SCOTT) ELLEDGE - Died, at her home near Griggsville, Jan. 19, 1892, Mrs. Nancy Elledge, aged 71 years, 9 months, and 17 days. Nancy Scott was born in Madison county, Illinois, April 2, 1820, and at an early day emigrated with her parents to Scott county, where they resided several years, and then crossed the Illinois river and settled near Griggsville. She was married to Benjamin Elledge Oct. 17, 1841, who soon after located on the farm where he and she died, he dying Oct. 17, 1864. Eleven children were born to them--eight sons and three daughters—all of whom survive them. Mrs. Elledge lived to see all her children grown to manhood and womanhood, three sons and three daughters being with her when she died. She was a firm believer in the Christian religion, having joined the Christian church when she was young and continuing a zealous member throughout her long life. She was greatly attached to her home, her family, and her neighbors; and the family had a deep love for Mother, and the neighbors and friends showed by their untiring aid in her lingering sickness that her faith in them was not overrated.
More About NANCY N. SCOTT:
Burial: 21 Jun 1892, Griggsville Cemetery Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
Census 1: 23 Jun 1870, Griggsville Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - Nancy Elledge 51
Census 2: 1880, Griggsville Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - Nancy Elledge 60
Fact: 02 Apr 1829, The twins were born on the way to Scott Co., Illinois
Source: WFT CD #11
Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ELLEDGE:
Benjamin Franklin Elledge died October 17, 1864, aged 45 years, nine months and 14 days. His wife, Nancy N. (Scott) Elledge, survived until January 19, 1892, dying at the age of 71 years, nine months and 17 days. Both are buried in Griggsville cemetery.
Excerpt from The Jess Thompson Pike County History
(This was from the Internet - We have the book)
More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ELLEDGE:
Burial: 19 Oct 1864, Griggsville Cemetery Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
Census: 19 Sep 1860, Griggsville Twp., Pike Co., Illinois - Benjamin Elledge 40 & Nancy 40
Residence: Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
viii. JOHN C. SCOTT, b. 22 Dec 1823, Scott Co., Illinois; d. 16 Aug 1881, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois; m. (1) MARY ANN HOBSON, 13 Jan 1845, Scott Co., Illinois; b. Abt. 1823, Scott Co., Illinois; d. 1846, Scott Co., Illinois; m. (2) MARTHA WILSON, 18 Sep 1850, Pike Co., Illinois; b. Sep 1832, Pike Co., Illinois; d. 1908, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois.
Notes for JOHN C. SCOTT:
John C. SCOTT was the first white child born in Scott County, Illinois. He went to Pike County in 1836, returned for awhile to Scott County during his first marriage. After his first wife's death, he returned to Pike County and spent the rest of his life there. Martha came to Kansas in 1906, with her youngest son, George Edward "Ed" SCOTT, from Valley City, Pike Co., Illinois. Some of her children were already in Kansas.
The Griggsville Reflector, Thursday, August 18, 1881.
John C. Scott died suddenly at noon, Tuesday, the 16th, from congestion of the heart and lungs, at his home in Flint township, 4 miles northeast of this place.
Mr. Scott was born in Scott county, Ill., Dec. 22d, 1823, and is said to have been the first white child born in what is now Scott, county; at the time a part of Morgan. His wife, a daughter of the aged Joseph Wilson, and nine children survive him. By the marriage of his sister he was brother-in-law to Uriah Elledge, James Crawford, L. Gratton, the late Benj. Elledge of this vicinity and has also a sister, Mrs. Josiah Kennedy, in Iowa, and Mrs. Walton of Green Co. Mr. Scott was a man of kind and generous disposition of quiet and unpretending manners, honest in purpose and strong in his convictions, especially in political matters. The large family that he has reared, not without privations and struggles, are known and respected in the community and have the sympathy of numerous friends in their bereavement. The interment took place at Griggsville Cemetery, Wednesday, p.m., 17th last.
"Flint Township's History" (From the Internet)
John C. Scott, is a native of Scott Co. where he was born Dec22, 1823, being the first white child born in the county, was brought up on a farm, came to this county in 1836, in 1843 returned to Scott Co., where he married, in Jan 1845, Mary A Hobson, who died the next year; then Mr. S. returned to this county, where in 1850 he married Martha Wilson, and of their 11 children the following 9 are living. Charles E., James M., Leonard G., David W., Frank W., Joseph L., Benjamin E., Margaret J. and George E. Mr. Scott is a farmer on sec 7. His father John Scott, was the first settle in Scott county, and for him that county was named. Having been a soldier in the war of 1812 he was a pensioner until his death in Jan., 1856. He was a noble- hearted, man.
More About JOHN C. SCOTT:
Burial: 17 Aug 1881, Griggsville Cemetery, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
Cause of Death: congestion of the heart and lungs
Census 1: 1850, Pike Co., Illinois - living with Uriah Elledge
Census 2: 25 Sep 1860, Flint Twp., Pike Co. Illinois - John C. Scott 36 KY Farmer & Martha 28 KY
Census 3: 13 Aug 1870, Flint Twp., Pike Co. Illinois - John C. Scott 48 IL Farmer & Martha 37 IL
Census 4: 1880, Flint Twp., Pike Co. Illinois - John C. Scott 56 & Martha 47
Residence: 1845, Scott Co., Illinois
Residence 2: Aft. 1850, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
Source 1: Ancestry.com - Larry & Marilyn Morgan records
Source 2: Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois
Source 3: John C. SCOTT's obituary
Source 4: Pike Co., Illinois History (Ill. Regional Archives)
Source 5: The Jess M. Thompson PIKE COUNTY HISTORY
More About MARTHA WILSON:
Burial: 1908, Griggsville Cemetery, Griggsville, Pike Co., Illinois
Census: 18 Jul 1900, Flint Twp., Pike Co. Illinois - head of household - Martha 67 IL - Charles, Joseph, George E, Mary & Charles M
Church: Methodist Episcopal Church