William A. Scott was born on January 1, 1856. He was married on March 4, 1881, to Rachel Kitchell, who was the daughter of Squire and Nancy (Carlson) Kitchell, of Shelby county. Squire Kitchell came overland from Maryland to Shelby county, and was one of the early settlers of the county. Squire and Nancy Kitchell were the parents of the following children: Rachel, John, Percy, Calvin, Henry, Lizzie and Rebecca. Rachel Kitchell was born and raised in Shelby county. She received her education there and was married there. Her father and mother were both members of the Methodist Episocopal church. William A. and Rachel (Kitchell) Scott are the parents of the following children: Grace, who was born on August 26, 1882, who married William Valentine and they have the following children, Thelma, Donald, Zola and Wilmena; Nellie, December 11, 1883, who married William Brandenburg and they have one child, Lavon; Maggie, August 30, 1885, and who died at the age of four years; Wilbur, February 28, 1889, who married Pearl Barrett and they have on child, Olive; Myrtle, September 16, 1894, who married Luther Jacobi, and Harry, February 10, 1899.
William A. Scott was educated in the common schools. He remained at home with his parents until his marriage. He then rented land in the neighborhood until in 1900 he bought a tract of forty acres of land. In 1906 he bought another tract and he now owns one hundred and nine acres of fine farming land, which he has brought to a high state of improvement.
Mr. Scott is a Democrat in politics. He has always been an active political worker as well as a progressive worker for community interests. He led a losing fight to have the township schools centralized. He served as precinct committeeman of his party from 1908 to 1914. He is a strong supporter of the Christian church at Sugar Creek, and is a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge at Fountaintown. Mr. Scott has served as township trustee.
Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Page 1054-1055.
Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI November 8, 2001.
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