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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Alfred W. Scott, a farmer and teacher, is the youngest child and third son in the family of five children born to Thomas and Elizabeth (Hargis) Scott. Thomas Scott was born in South Carolina in 1792, and was of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was reared in his native State, whence he removed to O’Brien County, Tenn., and later located in Christian County, Ky. In early life he learned the trade of a boot and shoemaker, and later devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits; having also a taste for the medical profession, his services in that direction were in frequent demand; he came to Washington County in 1844. Mrs. Elizabeth Scott was a daughter of Capt. Thomas Hargis, who was a prominent planter and an officer in the War of 1812; she was born December 1, 1797. Alfred W. was reared in Washington County, where he received his early education, and later attended the Steelville Academy, Crawford County. He has long been a prominent teacher in Washington County, and has firmly established himself in the estimation of all as a thorough instructor, having manifested his superior fitness for the calling. April 2, 1865, he married Miss Annie Carlyon, who was born in Cornwall, England, March 15, 1837, and is a daughter of William Carlyon. Mr. and Mrs. Scott have three children: Lizzie (wife of W. B. Nicholson), William Thomas and George A.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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