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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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Henry L. Scott, a merchant and trader of Rock Spring, is a native of the State of Pennsylvania and was born April 17, 1848. His parents, Thomas J. and Dorothy (Lowrey) Scott, were natives of the same State, and of their two children Henry L. is the eldest. The latter was reared and educated in his native State, where he lived until 1867, when he moved to Washington County, Mo., and engaged in farming and trading. In 1885 he commenced selling goods, in connection with which he buys mineral and trades in stock. In December, 1874, he married Miss Emma Reynolds, a daughter of George Reynolds, a native of Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Scott have five children, viz.: Hattie, Thomas, Bertha, Johnnie and Israella.

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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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