Biography - George Scott

George W. SCOTT, lawyer, Hillsboro, born in Putnam County, Ill., July 3, 1853; came to this county September, 1874, son of George and Harriet B. (PHILLIPS) SCOTT, he born in Virginia March 10, 1813, moved to St. Charles, Mo., with his parents in 1820; his father, Phelix SCOTT, was Lieutenant Governor of Missouri in 1827-28, and his father, Col. Charles SCOTT, was Colonel in the Revolutionary army; she, a daughter of Capt. Thomas PHILLIPS, of Hillsboro, was born in Livingston County, Ky., in 1823. Our subject is the youngest son of a family of three sons and one daughter; attended the high school at Henry, Ill.; graduated at the Northwestern University at Chicago in 1872; commenced reading law, in the summer of 1874, with his uncle, Judge PHILLIPS; began practicing in 1876; went West February 25, 1879, and returned August 20, 1881, having visited Colorado, New Mexico, Old Mexico, Arizona, California, again to Arizona, thence home. He was admitted to the bar in Colorado, and practiced there ten months. Our subject was married, in Hillsboro, December 9, 1875, to Jennie RUSSELL, born at Greenville June 6, 1857, daughter of Thomas J. and Mary (BUCHANAN) RUSSELL, he born at Harper's Ferry, Va., in 1833, still lives there, while she was born in Greenville, Ill. The result of this union is one daughter, Pearl, born January 30, 1877. Our subject is a Democrat, a member of the Masonic fraternity, and was married by Rev. James WOOLARD, who had officiated at his wife's father's and mother's marriage, and also at his wife's grandfather's and grandmother's marriage.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 118-119.

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