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            Family history is better with stories.  They pull us powerfully into the life of a family.  Nelson Scott has collected stories and “hearsay” regarding the Smith and Curtis[1] branches of the Scott family.  Usually, we do not put the tales first.  Usually we want the facts.  However, in this brief presentation of the descendants of John and Clarrissy Smith, parents of Furman Smith and grandparents of Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott, we shall visit the family stories first.

            Anna Sarah Smith was barely five feet tall; but, she was filled with a proud saga of survival.  Born in 1861 in New Jersey or New York, depending on which census you think was correct, her childhood was a very rugged life.  She came with her parents, Furman Smith and mother, Sarah Jane Curtis, to New Albany, Indiana in the mid 1860s during or following the Civil War.  Anna grew up in New Albany, married a farm boy, George Aaron Scott, in her downtown New Albany home. They had a son, Charles Manker Scott, who had a daughter, Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb.  Sarah (Scott) Crabb thought we should share the family lore, so she wrote a few memories about her grandmother, Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott and her great-grandmother, Sarah Jane (Curtis) Smith.  Sarah also did research to put into context the disappearance of her great-grandfather, Furman Smith.

            Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb was not so concerned about details regarding dates; but, the stories that illuminated her past and her reaction to them as given in the following paragraphs. 

            Nelson Scott has made a few annotations and put them in parenthesis for the context of Sarah’s stories.

            Footnote entries with[1] [2], etc. following can be clicked to go to the source document. Clicking the [1] again will return you to the previous text spot. Example Rev. J. S. Woods.[1] goes to  [1] The 1877-78 New Albany, Indiana City Directory, and clinking the [1] again returns you to your prior narrative location.


Submitted by Sarah Ann Scott nee Williams nee Crabb, Mocksville, North Carolina, 2003

                Family oral history is frequently based on fact. It gives us a glimpse of the people behind the names and dates, as well as the times in which they lived.  As a child I begged everyone for stories of "the Good Old Days.''  I only wish that I had pestered them more and that I had kept a journal.

Father (Charles Manker Scott) always said the Scotts came into the country through Virginia and that our first ancestors in Southern Indiana found the Knobs covered with rhododendron, a near relative of mountain laurel.  Wesley Scott's account bears this out.  Father also told of his grandfather (George Shindler Scott) crossing the Ohio River with a team on the ice.  We know that there are long term weather cycles and that Southern Indiana was probably much colder in 1818.

In the 1930's when I was a little girl, I remember begging Daddy to tell me a story. He picked me up saying, “When I was a little-boy, we had to work too hard to have time for stories." He must have been feeling indulgent because I was sick, as he said he did remember one his father told him.

            "Our ancestors who settled in 'the woods' ran short of supplies.  The father of the family was away, probably trading for needed provisions.  The mother was alone in the cabin with several small children.  Before he returned, she completely ran out of food.  Being desperate, she got on the horse, left the children alone, and rode to the nearest neighbors to borrow some bacon.  It was bitter cold winter and all of the wild animals were starving too. On the way home, a wolf (bear, panther?) started following her.  She was terrified of the wolf and afraid that he might get to the children before she did.  Thinking quickly, she threw the bacon to the wolf and raced home while he ate it.  She and the children survived until the father returned with food."

            This is the only "Story"., as such, he ever told me.  I have tried to remember all the facts and trivia about older family members that we discussed.  Some of this may give clues for further research.  Any additions and corrections will be appreciated.  I have tried to be clear as to what was told me as fact, and what speculation was.

            George Schindler Scott did not fight in the Civil War. He was in his early forties and had a large, young family.  They had very little, and he was afraid they would starve to death if he went.  During the Civil War, if your name came up in the draft lottery, you had the option of going, or paying a specified amount for someone to go in your place.  At great sacrifice, he found the cash for a replacement. He found out later that the man who went in his place was only given a portion of the money he had paid.  Needless to say, this made him very angry.  There was a great deal of political corruption at that time.

            Father, Brother Charles, and I discussed Grandmother Scott's family at great length.  (Anna Sarah Smith Scott’s family).  We also did a lot of speculating in light of the history, economics, and immigration patterns during that period.  Great-grandmother Sarah Jane Curtiss Smith has always fascinated me.  Probably because I look like her and enjoy needlework.  She was a fine seamstress and supported herself as a dressmaker.  Grandmother (Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott) was also gifted with a needle and made very beautiful quilts. As an adult, I asked Grandmother about her mother.  Grandmother did tell me that her maiden name was CURTISS.  When I was living in New Jersey in the 1960's, Father told me his Grandmother Smith's family farm became Asbury Park, New Jersey. This is a seaside resort not far from New York City.  If he was confused on the name, there is an Asbury, N.J. He was quite definite about this.  The following incident would have to be fact.

            When Father was young, a man came to call on Grandmother (Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott) at the farm.  He had been sent to locate Great-grandmother Smith's heirs. (Sarah Jane (Curtis) Smith)  He offered Grandmother $100.00 to sign a release stating that she would make no further claim against her Mother's family estate.  Apparently she and her sister and brother signed these releases.  A hundred dollars was a great deal of money to them at that time.  Someone went to a lot of trouble and expense to clear this estate, so it was probably of reasonable value.  There must have been some communication between Great-grandmother and her family in the East or they wouldn't have known anything about the heirs’ existence, or probable location.

            If Grandmother was born in New York, it is quite possible that her Mother was from New Jersey and left home to work, or in some way met and married Great-grandfather Smith in New York.  As Grandmother was the younger child, they could, also, have moved to New York after their marriage, before coming to Indiana.

            The elusive Great-grandfather Smith (Furman Smith) is interesting.  The family apparently felt that he had deserted them.  Of course, only Great-grandmother would have known if there were family problems that made her believe this.  The bare facts that I have heard really don’t indicate this.  Our tradition is that he was a glass blower, came to work in the New Albany factory, left to find work when it closed, and was never heard from again.  I have tried to tie this in with New Albany history.

            The glass works in New Albany were known at different times as:  J.B. Ford and Sons, Ford's Star Glass Works, and American Plate Glass Works.  It was more or less the same company owned by DePauw family.  (Ford was a nephew.)  At that time, all plate glass was very expensive as it was imported from Europe.  The purpose of the glass works in New Albany was to make cheaper plate glass in the U.S.A.  Very little, if any, glass would have been blown in New Albany, so he probably was, or became a skill plate glass worker.  Ford started the works in 1865 with imported, skilled plate glass workers from England.  It is unlikely that Great-grandfather would have been a member of this particular group. He had been in the country long enough to marry a girl here and start a family.  Grandmother was younger than Aunt Marie (her sister) and their father may have arrived from N.Y. by 1861.  He would have to have been in the U.S. by the late 50's.  He may have been from an old Eastern family and learned glass blowing in this country.  The only facts we have are that his trade and skills were rather rare, there was no known contact with his family, and he apparently did not fight in the Civil War.  This may indicate that he immigrated to this country in the 1850's.  It would be interesting to know if there were any glass works near Asbury Park, New Jersey, in the 1850's.

            The glass works in New Albany did not close until 1893.  By this time, Grandmother (Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott) was married with a family of her own.  I have the impression that he left the family when she was still a girl.  The company had financial difficulties and laid-off  many of their skilled workmen in 1873. I would guess that this is when he left.  The final facts about him are that he went to Detroit, Michigan, and found work.  He sent a letter home with money for the family and said "I will be home for Christmas.” He was never heard from again.  He could have started home with his pay and been robbed and murdered.  He could have become seriously ill and died suddenly. If he had any identification, strangers would probably not have been in a hurry to notify his family if he had money on his person.  This sort of thing happened often in those days.  Evidence that he intentionally deserted his family is small.  Communications were poor and distances great.

            To finish the Smith family lore, Father told another strange story. He said Grandmother, Anna Sarah Smith and her sister, Marie Smith nee Dushane, our aunt, had another sister.  

            I do not know the other sister’s name, but Clara seems to flash in my mind.  He said that as a boy he remembered Grandmother getting letters returned that were marked “Unknown.”  This sister had gone to Philadelphia to work and all grandmother had was a street address.  She wrote repeatedly, even tried writing to the address without a name, hoping someone would respond with information.  He said she never had any response and would cry for days when the letters were returned.


            Nelson Scott received another story from Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb per correspondence, June 23, 2003: 

            Sarah Ann remembered that when her grandmother Ann Scott took residence in New Albany on State Street following the death of her husband, George Aaron Scott, that grandma Ann had inherited some money from her sister, Marie (Smith) Dushane’s estate sale in Indianapolis.  Grandma Ann was very feisty in her mid to late 80’s.   Grandma Ann decided to take her diamond ring and buy even a larger diamond ring with the money inherited.  So, she went to the jewelers and got a large diamond ring, possibly 2 carats with a tiffany setting.   Soon upon returning home, she lost the diamond ring in the yard on State Street.  Sarah Ann remembered the story vividly because her father, Charles Manker Scott, just laughed at this loss but her mother, Ruth, was horrified!  Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb asked Nelson:  “Shall we rent a metal detector on a trip to New Albany to find the ring? I’m game!” said Sarah.

            Other family stories have been heard; but, they were shared orally and not written on paper.  Nelson Scott wrote some of the oral remembrances in his journal and they along with the above lore of Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb can enrich the early historical records that begin with the first generation in America, namely John and Clarissy Smith.

            John Smith was born in England, birth year not available, death and burial information not available, probably died Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, place of marriage was either England or Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, Clarissy (surname not available), birth year not available, born England, death year not available but she lived 94 years, probably died Port Elizabeth, New Jersey.[2] 

            The parents of John and Clarissy Smith were not known.

            John and Clarissy were named in the obituary of their daughter, Anna (Smith) Simmons as “settlers” of Port Elizabeth, New Jersey coming from England.

            Anna (Smith) Simmons’ obituary was found in Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott’s Bible.  Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott was the granddaughter of John and Clarrissy Smith.  Anna’s parents were Furman Smith and Sarah Jane Curtis.  Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott was the niece of Anna (Smith) Simmons. The obituary was in an unidentified newspaper of Jersey City, New Jersey and is transcribed below from the newspaper clipping:[3]

“The funeral of Mrs. Ann Smith Simmons, believed to be Jersey City’s oldest living resident, who died Friday, took place yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Dr. Harris R. Simmons, 557 Bramhall Avenue, services being conducted by Rev. Harry L. Everett, pastor of the First Congregational Church.

“Mrs. Simmons was in her ninety-second year, having been born in Port Elizabeth, N.J., June 12, 1821.  She was the daughter of John and Clarissy Smith, who were settlers of Port Elizabeth, coming to this country from England.  At an early age she was married to Daniel Simmons, a pioneer ship builder, and in 1850 moved to New York City.  Mr. Simmons died in 1877 and then Mrs. Simmons made her home with her son in this city (Jersey City, N.J.).

“Despite her great age, Mrs. Simmons was in full possession of her faculties until the end and only during the past few years was she compelled to wear eyeglasses.

“Until about four months ago she had never had any serious illness.  Last summer she paid a visit to relatives in Brooklyn.  A remarkable fact is that during her long life Mrs. Simmons’ hair did not turn grey.

“Mrs. Simmons had three sons, Dr. Harris R. Simmons of this city, Dr. Daniel Simmons of Brooklyn, and John S. Simmons, Middletown, New York, who is dead.  She is survived by eight grandchildren, Harris Simmons, Jr., and George D. Simmons of this city; Mrs. Dr. William Love of Brooklyn; Mrs. Emma Bush of Pine Hill, N.Y., and Florence, Edward, Bessie and Howard Simmons of Middletown, N. Y., and six great-grandchildren, Florence, Beatrice and Theodora Love and Frank, Maude and Jessie Bush.  Mrs. Simmons’ mother died at the age of 94 years.

“The services yesterday afternoon were largely attended and there was a profusion of floral tributes.  Burial was at Millville, New Jersey this morning.”

End of obituary clipping for Ann (Smith) Simmons

            John and Clarissy Smith probably had other children along with their daughter, Anna (Smith) Simmons; but, their names have not been known in historical records so far.  Another child was likely Furman Smith because his daughter, Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott possessed the above obituary.  Family lore from Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott’s children has indicated that their mother was probably a niece to Anna (Smith) Simmons.  Anna (Smith) Scott acknowledged an aunt who resided “back east” according to family lore and this obituary in her family Bible likely confirmed who the aunt truly was.  Nothing is definite, however, about Furman Smith being a son of John and Clarissy Smith other than the folklore and obvious identification that Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott was indeed related somehow to Anna (Smith) Simmons.

1.  Anna Smith was born 12 June 1821, Port Elizabeth, New Jersey,[4] died 1913, Jersey City, New Jersey, burial Millville, New Jersey,[5] married, place not available, Daniel Simmons, born 1816, New Jersey,[6] died 1877, New York City, New York, burial was probably in Millville, New Jersey.

The names of Daniel Simmons’ parents were not available.  Nothing is definite about the origin of Daniel Simmons’ parents and grandparents.

In his census records, he was listed as a ship carpenter. Since two of his sons became physicians and assuming that he had to bear the expenses of some of their education, it is likely that Daniel Simmons was much more than a carpenter in the construction of sea-going vessels. Yet, he was humble enough to call himself a simple ship carpenter! There were other Simmons’ families in New York City and in New Jersey during the 1860s and 1870s that were associated with the ship building industry.[7]

In New York City, Daniel and Anna Simmons resided in a large apartment or hotel type facility with usually six to eight other families. Many families in this New York neighborhood lived in such facilities.

Anna and Daniel were probably affiliated with the Congregational Churches of New England, a denomination that traces its history back to the early Puritan settlements. When she died, Anna (Smith) Simmons’ memorial service was officiated by the pastor of the First Congregational Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.

2.  FURMAN SMITH was born 1825, Port Elizabeth or Jersey City, New Jersey.[8]  His death occurred between 1871 and 1876, place of death and burial not available.[9]  He married about 1857-1858, New Jersey,[10] Sarah Jane Curtis,[11] born between 1834-1838, per her census as referenced in Furman Smith’s 1870 Federal Census, New Albany, Indiana, died 26 January 1879, New Albany, burial 28 January 1879, Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana.[12] 

            Herman Smith household, 1870 U.S. census, Floyd County, Indiana, population schedule, City of New Albany, Ward 4, New Albany Post Office, page 344, dwelling 100, family 103; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 313:  Herman Smith, (misspelled given name for Furman), age 45, trade glass cutter, born New Jersey; Sarah J. Smith, age 30, keeping house, born New Jersey; Maria Smith, age 11, at school, born New Jersey; Anni Smith, age 9, at school, born New York; Charles F. Smith, age 7, at school, born New Jersey; Kati C. Smith, age 2, born Indiana

Sarah Jane Curtis’ father was Sam Curtis according to family lore from Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson, granddaughter of Sarah Jane.  Sarah Jane’s maiden name was also remembered in the above lore of Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb.  Nothing is definite in our lore about the New Jersey location of Sam Curtis’ land holdings.  The properties of the pioneer Curtis families were not limited to any one area in New Jersey between the 1790s and 1850s.  The Curtis families were everywhere and no research on property deeds has been done to trace the land holdings, if any, of Sam Curtis.  Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson reported to Nelson Scott that Sarah Jane Curtis was born around Trenton, New Jersey.  Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb has reported through her father as cited above that the Curtis land may have been around Asbury Park on the Atlantic Coast or around the town of Asbury, Warren County, New Jersey located in the west, northwest area of New Jersey. Asbury was one of the better sites for agriculture in Warren County which contained rugged and mountainous ridges and deep valleys between the ridges.  Also, Bertha believed that Sam Curtis owned a cranberry farm.  According to the lore, Sarah Jane Curtis had one brother, Charles Curtis, and sisters, Betsy, Ellen, Prudy, and Charlotte.  So, if Sam Curtis’ land holdings can be found in New Jersey deed records, a more definite origin of his family could be traced with census records and other research.

Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb’s lore contained the fascinating story regarding the inheritance due Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott.  But, we are not sure if the legacy was from her mother’s family or from her father’s family.  Yet, we are sure that the Smith family, John and Clarissy, were settlers in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey per the obituary of Anna (Smith) Simmons.  Port Elizabeth was an historic place on the Maurice River located about eight miles north of Delaware Bay in southern New Jersey.  Some of the earliest settlers arrived from Europe on ships that entered Delaware Bay and turned north into the Maurice River and traveled up the river to Port Elizabeth where they landed in America.  John and Clarissy Smith helped settle the town of Port Elizabeth. Their daughter, Ann (Smith) Simmons was buried in Millville, New Jersey following her death in Jersey City, New Jersey at the home of her son, Dr. Harris Simmons.  Millville was on the Maurice River about eight miles north of Port Elizabeth. Millville and Port Elizabeth were the main areas where Furman Smith and his sister, Anna, were reared.

Anna (Smith) Scott was known by her children to write letters back east to family relatives and especially to write letters to locate her sister, Kate C. Smith, who left New Albany due to the grumblings and dissatisfactions over Kate’s marriage according to the family lore of Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson.  As the years went by, Anna’s letters were returned due to incorrect addresses per the remembrances of Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb’s father, Charles.  Charles, remembered Kate, going to Philadelphia.  But, Charles’ sister, Bertha, remembered Kate going to the Dakotas when she left New Albany.  Isn’t it marvelous that we have variations in our family history?  Nothing is definite about where Kate C. Smith went and whom she married. Yet, all oral family history is grist for the mill so we can know who we are even with our mysteries!   The main point of this special story was that Anna (Smith) Scott was troubled and saddened when she could not keep in touch with her relatives back east or her sister.

At this particular time, Furman Smith’s family and Sarah Jane Curtis’ family probably had no other relatives in the Midwest and they soon lost contact with Anna since her parents, Furman and Sarah Jane had died.  Anna obviously corresponded with her aunt, Anna Smith, who had married Daniel Simmons because she had her aunt’s obituary which was from a Jersey City, New Jersey newspaper. Obviously someone back east had sent it to Anna following her aunt’s death in 1913.  Anna (Smith) Scott tried to keep in touch with her “back east” family; but, it was not always successful.

Sarah Jane (Curtis) Smith’s death announcement:  “Mrs. Sarah J. Smith, a widow who resided on Bank Street, died at 12 o’clock last night and will be buried at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.”[13]

Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson, granddaughter of Furman and Sarah Jane (Curtis) Smith and daughter of Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott, shared folklore with Nelson Scott about her grandfather, Furman.  Bertha reported that her mother, Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott, could not recall her father, Furman Smith.  Anna Smith never knew her father.  Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott was a very bright, outgoing and talkative person but usually appeared sullen and quiet whenever questioned about her father.  Nothing definite was ever said about Furman. Bertha thought that her grandparents were divorced when her mother, Anna Sarah Smith, was very young and the divorce occurred shortly after they arrived in New Albany, Indiana from New Jersey.  But, wasn’t it interesting to read a very insightful and different version of what could have been taking place from Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb’s version?  Again, this is grist for the mill of family history.

            Furman Smith relocated his family from either Pennsylvania or New Jersey to New Albany during the Civil War era.  That move was bound to be a very unsettling time for a four or five year old child to hold strong memories about their parents. Their daughter, Anna, was born 1861, New Jersey or New York.  Sometime between 1863, the birth year of her brother Charles F. Smith in New Jersey, and 1867, the birth year of her sister, Kate C. Smith, born New Albany, Indiana, the family moved to New Albany.  Furman’s first property purchase was 6 February 1868 on Upper Water Street. [14]  The 1868 New Albany City Directory confirmed that Furman Smith resided on the east side of Upper 6th Street at 3 North Water. [15]  The 1870 Census of New Albany, Indiana as referenced above was the last known reference for Furman Smith when his daughter, Anna, was probably 8 years old, more likely 7 years of age when Furman disappeared.  The 1870 Census may have given a clue that Furman was not at home during the time of the census because the record indicated a personal estate valuation of $400 for his wife, Sarah Jane, but no valuation was recorded for Furman. The census-taker, however, may have recorded the valuation on the wrong line which usually was beside the head of the family’s name rather than the spouse’s name.  For the rest of her life, Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott was deeply perplexed about who her father was and what happened to him.  She never said that her parents divorced; but, it was an opinion given by her daughter, Bertha Elizabeth Scott.

            From the lore of Charles Manker Scott, Furman was believed to be interested in settling in New Albany due to its growing glass works factories.  New Jersey had glass works factories, too.  Furman was skilled as a glass cutter which was his occupation per the 1870 New Albany Census.  He probably had gained skills in the 1850s by working in New Jersey glass work factories before coming to New Albany.  Furman obviously worked for one of the New Albany Glass Companies in 1868-1869.  When he was laid off or left before Christmas of 1870 or 1871 for another job or simply returned back east for family matters, we have only the lore that he never returned.     

          Following the death or disappearance of Furman Smith, Sarah Jane Smith reared her children as a single parent.  From about 1870 to 1875, she resided at 291 Upper Market Street and from 1876 to 26 January 1879 (when she died at the age of 41), she resided at 109 Bank Street.  Both addresses were actually in downtown New Albany where she lived and worked as a dressmaker.[16]  Around the corner at Bank and Spring Street was New Albany High School where her daughter, Marie, graduated in 1876 and daughter, Anna, graduated in 1878.

          Before her mother’s death and after graduating from New Albany High School, Marie was employed as an elementary school teacher at the Lower Spring Street School.[17]      


I.  MARIE MCDERMOT SMITH was born before 23 July 1859, [18] New Jersey, died about 19 June 1948, when she was residing at her apartment, 410 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, burial [19] Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.  According to Bertha (Scott) Johnson, Marie married (1) in the late 1880s a man from Evansville, Indiana and married [20] (2), about 1901, place not definite but probably Marion County, Indiana, Sam H. Dushane, born about 1856, Pennsylvania,[21] died about 25 October 1939, 225 Downey Avenue, Indianapolis, burial [22] Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

            While living in Indianapolis during her middle and late years of life, Marie consistently reported via census records and the Indianapolis City Directories[23] that her given name was “Marie.”  Also, her high school graduation record indicated that she was “Marie”.[24]   Her parents, however, reported her name as Maria in their 1870 Federal Census.[25]  When she was the sole head of the family in the 1880 Federal Census,[26] she reported herself as “Maria.” After her graduation from high school, when she worked as an elementary teacher, she reported herself as “Maria” from entries in the New Albany City Directories.[27]  But, her name stayed “Marie” throughout most of her life, so this research respects the long term usage of “Marie.”        

            Marie M. Smith’s middle initial was found in a New Albany High School Alumni Directory, Class of 1876, and in her 1920 Federal census.[28]  The middle name “McDermot” was recorded on her burial record.[29]  The Marie M. Smith who graduated from New Albany High School in 1876 was indeed the same person who had married Sam H. Dushane.

            The New Albany City Directories have with certainty connected the Maria Smith who resided with her parents Furman and Sarah Jane Smith as being the same person who was a teacher in the Lower Spring Street Elementary School. According to the entries in the New Albany City Directories, Maria Smith began teaching in 1877 and continued to teach in the same school through at least 1884.   Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson also believed that Marie worked as a teacher of the blind in Indianapolis; but, her census records never noted any employment of Marie when a resident of Indianapolis.   

            Bertha E. (Scott) Johnson told Nelson Scott that Maria Smith’s first husband was from Evansville, Indiana, and that they had one child who died early and that her first husband died early in their marriage.  They lived in Indianapolis.  Sam H. Dushane of Indianapolis was her second marriage and they were probably married in Indianapolis.  Sam and Maria (Smith) Dushane resided at 225 Downey Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana throughout their marriage.  Their home was next door to the College of Missions, United Christian Missionary Society of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.  Following Sam Dushane’s death, Marie sold their home and took residence in an apartment, 410 North Meridian Street, in downtown Indianapolis.[30]  After Marie's death, her nephew, Clark Scott was responsible for moving and disposing of her furnishings and belongings.  Clark asked his son-in-law, Seibert Scott, to haul the belongings from Indianapolis to Clark and sister, Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson's residences in New Albany, Indiana.  A number of Marie (Smith) Dushane's possessions were known to be given to her niece, Bertha, her nephew, Charles Scott, and to Clark Scott.  Others in the Scott family probably received various items that have now become family heirlooms.   

            Virginia Scott, daughter of Clark Scott, inherited from her father, Marie (Smith) Dushane’s cut glass which Virginia’s daughter, Debbie (Scott) Brown, will inherit and also a love-seat couch in Virginia's east-side upstairs bedroom. Virginia Scott tells this story:  "When Marie (Smith) Dushane came from Indianapolis to visit George & Anna (Smith) Scott at their farm, Anna, referred to Marie as her "rich" sister. When my parents, Clark and Cora (Nicholson) Scott, went to visit Aunt Marie at the farm, my brother, Irvin Scott, and me would always be dressed in our Sunday clothes so we would look nice for Aunt Marie."       

II.  ANNA SARAH SMITH was born 29 March 1861, New York or New Jersey, died 4 September 1954, home of her daughter, Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson, 2217 Shelby Street, New Albany, Indiana, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana, married[31] 29 December 1881, New Albany, Indiana, George Aaron Scott, born 13 July 1859, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, died 10 October 1945, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery.[32]

            The genealogy and family history of George Aaron Scott and Anna Sarah Smith are available on this CD/DVD and were prepared by Nelson S. Scott.  The file is named GEORGE AARON SCOTT FAMILY.  George and Anna’s descendants were placed into a standard genealogical numbering system and format which Nelson Scott did not use in this file on SMITH-CURTIS.

            Anna and George were married at her residence, 109 (West side) Bank Street, between Market and Spring Streets by Rev. J. S. Woods.

            Anna graduated in the Class of 1878, New Albany High School when the school was at Bank and Spring Streets.  She was recognized as the oldest living graduate and was guest of honor on Thursday, May 27, 1954 when the school celebrated its 100th anniversary which included a Centennial banquet at the high school.  At the banquet U. S. Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton was Master of Ceremonies when Anna was recognized as the oldest living graduate.  Anna was interviewed by either the Superintendent of the School Corporation or the Principal of New Albany High School upon this occasion.  The interview was recorded on an old 78 size record.  The record was copied into a cassette tape and given to Nelson Scott by Linda Sue (Johnson) Wenning who also has another cassette tape of this interview.

            After Anna graduated from high school, her daughter, Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson, told Nelson Scott that Anna taught in a grade school in Kentucky before she married George.  Nothing is definite but Bertha thought it may have been Stanford, Kentucky.  In George & Anna Scott’s Family Bible, “Album Section,” was a photograph of Mollie Mobley, a young lady with whom Anna boarded while teaching.

            George and Anna (Smith) Scott resided at an address which was changed from a rural route to 6803 Starlight Road, Floyds Knobs, Indiana. Their farm was located at the northeast intersection of Starlight & Bethel Roads. Their home faced Bethel Road which was laid along Big Indian Creek.  They grew vegetable produce on their farm, raised chickens, milked dairy cows and used horses to till the land for corn, wheat, and oats. 

            Anna was an expert at making cottage cheese and butter from cow's milk.  She sold cottage cheese and butter at the farmer’s market on Market Street, New Albany, Indiana.  Her daughter, Bertha, told the story that after Anna had sold items at the market, she would give Bertha money so she could pay for her piano lessons in New Albany. 

            Anna was very small in height, barely five feet tall and probably less.  She always sat with her husband in the same pew at Chapel Hill Christian Church where she was a member for 70 years.  George Aaron held the office of Elder in the church, devout, dedicated church leader.  Though they had a relatively small farm, they worked it with utmost efficiency with well-planned gardens for vegetables, potatoes, and kept well-groomed apple, peach, and plum trees; lots of strawberries, too!  Nelson Scott remembers family gatherings at their home, the unusual small buildings to the back and side of their home for washing clothes, a kitchen building across the drive from the main house for cooking, canning food and making butter and cottage cheese.  Under the kitchen building was a large cellar for storage of food.  The cellar was very cool even in the summer time. 

            George and Anna were parents of six children who were born on their farm at 6803 Starlight Road, Floyds Knobs, Indiana and were baptized at Chapel Hill Christian Church, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana.  The children and other descendants named below are based upon reliable information known among their children and grandchildren.  The proof for the children and grandchildren’s information was the eyewitness accounts of their parents and siblings.  Most documentation from external, primary sources beyond the family accounts have been omitted, so the family eyewitness accounts are stand alone certification for this family history of George and Anna Scott’s six children and descendants.  Some information has been cited as not available because the eyewitness account was not complete.  Children and descendants from George and Anna Scott are named as follows:

(1)  Edmund Kay Scott, born 2 December 1883, died 15 January 1963, New Albany, Indiana, burial Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Indiana, married [33] Mabelle C. Perry, 8 p.m., Tuesday, 12 March 1907, Central Christian Church parsonage, New Albany, Indiana by Rev. B. F. Cato.   Mabelle was known as Mabel, born 1888, New Albany, Indiana, died 16 October 1967, 511 Captain Frank Road, New Albany, Indiana, burial Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Indiana.  Mabelle C. Perry’s parents were not available.

On the date of their marriage, Edmund K. Scott resided at 1610 E. Elm Street, New Albany, Indiana and Mabel Perry resided at 611 13th Street, New Albany.  After their marriage, they resided at 1606 Shelby Place, New Albany where their children were reared and later they moved to 511 Captain Frank Road, New Albany where both resided at the time of their deaths.

When about 18 years old, Edmund moved to New Albany and worked in the grocery and feed store of his uncle Will (William) L. Scott which was first located at 318 State Street and in 1919 the business relocated to 329-331 State Street.  It was a grocery and feed store from 1885 to 1915.  In 1915, the store dropped its grocery business and became exclusively a wholesale and retail feed store which sold agricultural seeds for farmers to grow corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and also garden vegetables.  The business also sold flour and dairy cattle feed.  While working for his uncle, Will Scott, it is believed that Edmund attended business school in downtown New Albany.  He married at the age of 24.  Edmund Scott was a very astute person.

In 1929, he was President of the Floyd County Building and Loan Association, and secretary of the Scott Seed Company.  In 1929, Edmund’s brother, Charles M. Scott, was President of the Scott Seed Company.[34]  Around 1921 a new partner, Raymond C. Emery, was brought into the business for a few years.  The business was called, “Emery-Scott Seed Company” from 1921-1924.  Raymond C. Emery was Vice-President; William L. Scott, President; and Charles M. Scott was the Secretary-Treasurer.  About 1925, Raymond C. Emery left the company and about 1929, Will (William) Scott also left the business, establishing his own company, “W. L. Scott & Sons,” 320 West Main, New Albany, and then in 1932,  W. L. Scott & Sons moved their business away from New Albany to 1518-1520 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana.  Then in 1929, the brothers, Edmund and Charles Scott, began their own business at 329-331 State Street and officially called it “The Scott Seed Company.”  In 1932, the Scott Seed Company relocated to 108-110 West Main Street, New Albany where it remained until 1942 when the business relocated to 709-733 East 4th Street, New Albany, where larger facilities with warehouses were available.  Edmund and Charles Scott remained in the company until their retirement.

Edmund was an elected New Albany Councilman from the 3rd District.  He was elected by the Council as Mayor Pro Tem, filling the unexpired term of the deceased Mayor Raymond L. Jaegers.  Mayor Pro Tem Edmund K. Scott served from September, 1946 through December, 1947.[35]

Edmund and Mabel Scott were active members of Central Christian Church, New Albany, where all their children were baptized.  Their children were Perry Scott, Katherine Anne Scott and Samuel Edmund Scott.

                        Son, Perry Scott, died as a young adult in his twentieth year of life when engaged to be married.      

                        Daughter, Katherine Anne Scott, born 30 May 1910, New Albany, died 16 May 1994, at the home of her daughter, Anna Kay Duer, Denver, Colorado, buried 20 May 1994, Denver, Colorado, married 31 March 1933, New Albany, IN., Neal Shirley Duer, born 1 January 1904, New Albany, died 1 January 1944, Luzon Island, Luzon, Philippines, military death, buried 1952 in New Albany.  Most of her widowed life, Katherine was office manager and secretary of the Scott Seed Company.  She and Neal were parents of one child, daughter, Anna Kay Duer, born 22 May 1937, New Albany.  Anna Duer never married and became Executive Vice-President, Office Liquidators, Denver.  Anna was very successful in the business of office interior decorating.  In 1998 Anna resided at 7302 E. Bates Drive, Denver, Colorado 80231.

                        Son, Samuel Edmund Scott, born 7 September 1919 New Albany, died 17 September 1993, New Albany, burial Kraft-Graceland Cemetery, New Albany, married 12 October 1948, New Albany, Laverna Pansy Shaw, born 26 August 1926, Longdale, Blain County, Oklahoma, residence as of 2000 was Rural Route # 1, Box 26, Longdale, Oklahoma 73755.  Laverna resides on a ranch once owned by her parents and brothers.

                        Sam and Laverna resided at 808 Binford Road, New Albany.  Sam retired as President of the Scott Seed Company, a Navy veteran of WW 2, a former board member of Community First Federal Bank.  He was a member of Prosser Vocational School Advisory Board, New Albany Rotary Club, DePauw Masonic Lodge 104, Central Christian Church.

                        Sam and Laverna (Shaw) Scott were parents of Steven Scott, Joan Elaine Scott and Carol Sue Scott.

                        Steven Shaw Scott was born 19 May 1953, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, married (1) September, 1972, New Albany, Deborah Ann Cruse; married (2) Kerry (surname not available).  Steven and Deborah Ann Cruse were the parents of 3 children: (1) Devin Matthew Scott, adopted son, born 7 September 1996; (2) Shelby Suze Scott; (3) Brandi Ann Scott who married 18 June 1994, New Albany, Steve Patrick Sommer, and they were the parents of Nicole Lee Sommer, born 7 April 1997, Floyd County, Indiana.

                        Joan Elaine Scott was born 23 April 1955, New Albany, married 1972, New Albany, Richard Wayne Lawson, and they were the parents of their daughter, Catina Michelle Lawson, born 9 August 1972.  Catina Michelle Lawson married William Douglas Rose III, Louisville, Kentucky and they were the parents of William D. Rose IV, born 29 March 1995.

                        Carol Sue Scott was born 27 January 1957, Clarksville, Clark County, Indiana, married (1) Lester Holz; married (2) Lloyd Farnsley, 1994, New Albany.  No children were born to Carol Sue Scott in her marriages.

Continuing:  Children of George Aaron Scott and Anna Sarah Smith

(2) Florence Jane Scott was born 13 June 1887, died 9 June 1989, at the age of 102, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, burial St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church Cemetery, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, married about 1907, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, Jacob William Fredrick Best, nicknamed Will, born February, 1886.[36]

            Will Bests’ parents were Jacob Best and Margaretha Weisenberger.  Margaretha was from Lanesville, Indiana.

            Florence and Will Best resided throughout their life on a farm at 4119 Scottsville Road, about 160 rolling acres at Floyds Knobs, Indiana (back when Florence and Will were married, the town was called Mooresville).  They were members of the St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.  Florence celebrated her 100th Birthday with a Family Reunion held at the Floyds Knobs Community Club on Saturday, June 13, 1987. [37]  At this celebration Florence had received a pictorial “Family Tree” of her life, beginning with the Scott and Smith “roots” and her marriage to William Jacob Best of Floyds Knobs. Florence said that the Best Family had resided on the same farm for more than 100 years which was recognized by an Historic Marker on a tree at the driveway of their farm on Scottsville Road. 

            At this celebration, the following quotations were given by Florence as she told stories about her family’s contributions to Floyd County, “both at Atkins Chapel Church where Aaron Hey, a Scott fore-father gave the land for the building of the first church in that area - and her Grandfather Smith came from New York to New Albany to help establish the J.B. Ford Glass Works, which was one of the earliest industries in the New Albany area.”

            Florence continued to say that “The branches of their “Family Tree” are Evelyn Best of Louisville, Kentucky, who is a Registered Nurse, and Alois William Best, who resides on part of the original Best farm where he winters his Thorough-bred horses during the off season. Alois’ “pride and joy branches” are his Daughter, Mary Ann Duffy (Mrs. Richard), Grand-daughter Anita Duffy and Grandson Michael Duffy and Great-Grand-daughter Summer Duffy; and two Sons: Damon Best and Grandsons: William, James and Allen, and Grand-daughters: Karalynn Thompson, Brenda Kennedy, Janice Staser, Nancy Best and Misty Best; and Great-grand-daughters: Amber Best, April Best, Emily Thompson and Angela Staser; and Great-grandsons: Joey Schaefer, Niall Thompson, James Best, Jr., Timothy Best, Jeremy Kennedy, Joshua Kennedy, Jason Kennedy, Bradley Best and Dustin Best; and David Best and Grandson Thomas Best and Grand-daughters Mary K. Best and Michelle Best.”

            Evelyn Lucille Best was born 6 July 1908, Floyds Knobs, (back then the town was called Mooresville), Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, died 31 March 2002, burial St. Mary’s of the Knobs Cemetery, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, married (1) Louisville, Kentucky, Leland Vittitoe who died in 1943; married (2) Louisville, Kentucky, Luther Bardin who died in the 1950s.  Evelyn had no children in her marriages.  She was a registered nurse, resided in Louisville, Kentucky and Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

            Alois William Best was born 6 September 1914, Floyds Knobs, (back then the town was called Mooresville), Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, married 12 September 1934, New Albany, Indiana, Mary Alice Neely, born 9 May 1914.  Alois attended St. Xavier High School, Louisville, Kentucky.  His parents took him to Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky where he became interested in thoroughbred horses as a youth.   Alois supplemented farming by holding publicly elected offices.  He went on to breed, train and race thoroughbreds at Churchill Downs, and the former Miles Park, Louisville, and other tracks in the Midwest.  Bests’ horses won over 300 races.

            Alois and Mary Alice were the parents of three children.

            i.          Damon Alois Best was born 11 March 1935, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, died 31 December 2000, married (1) 25 August 1955, New Albany, Indiana, Anita Fay Kielhorn; married (2) 12 July 1973, Mildred Von Allmen.

                        Damon and Anita Kielhorn were the parents of 7 children.

                        i.          Karalynn Ann Best was born 25 March 1956, New Albany, Indiana, married 12 July 1980, Jonathan Keith Thompson.  Karalynn and Jonathan were the parents of the following children: (1) Jonathan Niall Thompson, born 7 June 1981, New Albany, Indiana, married 30 July 2005, Rebecca Elaine Arms; (2) Emily Ann Thompson, born 21 August 1983, New Albany, Indiana.

                        ii.          William Damon Best was born 9 September 1957, New Albany, Indiana, married 25 June 1983, Donna Jones.  William and Donna Jones were the parents of 3 children: (1) Amber Dawn Best, born 16 September 1981, New Albany, Indiana; (2) April Renee Best, born 18 April 1984, New Albany, Indiana, married Ben Hayes and they were the parents of Braden David Best, born 15 November 2003, New Albany, Indiana; (3) Bradley William Best, born 11 June 1985, New Albany, Indiana

                        iii.         James Foster Best, born 9 September 1958, New Albany, Indiana, married 14 April 1978, New Albany, Debbie Jones.  James and Debbie Jones were the parents of 2 children. (1) James Foster Best, Jr., born 26 September 1978, New Albany, Indiana (2) Timothy Paul Best, born 25 September 1983, New Albany, Indiana, married 27 September 2003, Lindsey Evaline.  Timothy and Lindsey were parents of twin sons, Landon Kade Best and Logan Kaleb Best, born 17 May 2006, New Albany, Indiana.

                        iv.         Brenda Katherine Best, born 8 September 1959, New Albany, Indiana married (1) 28 April 1979, New Albany, Indiana, Cullen Kennedy; married (2) 28 July 1995, Bradley John Snyder.  Brenda and Cullen Kennedy were the parents of 3 children: (1) Jeremy Wayne Kennedy, born 19 September 1979, New Albany, Indiana; (2) Joshua Ryan Kennedy, born 3 November 1981, New Albany, Indiana; (3) Jason Lee Kennedy, born 20 February 1983, New Albany, Indiana.

                                    Brenda and Bradley John Snyder were the parents of Olivia9 Rose Snyder, born 5 May 1997, New Albany, Indiana.

                        v.         Janice Marie Best was born 19 May 1961, New Albany, Indiana, married (1) October, 1977, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Gregg Schaefer; married (2) 26 December 1982, Arthur Lee Staser.  Janice and Gregg Schaefer were the parents of Joseph Edward Schaefer, born 5 March 1978, Austin, Texas, married 27 December 2003, New Albany, Indiana, Rungrueng Boonyuen, nickname Ovi.  Joseph and Ovi were the parents of Rayna10 Renee Schaefer, born 3 July 2004, Okinawa, Japan.

                                    Janice and Arthur Lee Staser were the parents of 2 children: (1) Angela Marie Staser, born 3 October 1984, Fayetteville, North Carolina; (2) Robert Damon Staser, born 5 September 1987, New Albany, Indiana.

Continuing:  Children of Damon Best and Anita Kielhorn

                        vi.         Allen Wayne Best was born 3 July 1963, New Albany, Indiana, married 13 April 1991, St. Mary’s of the Knobs Catholic Church, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, Elizabeth Ann Mary Bezy.  Allen Best and Elizabeth Bezy were the parents of 3 children: (1) Patricia Sue Best, born 3 February 1976, Louisville, Kentucky and the mother of Xzavyion Michael Remseir, born 10 July 1994 and Daymon Best, born 7 December 2002; (2) Matthew Daniel Best, born 25 June 1984, Ashtabula, Ohio; (3) Cortnea  Elizabeth Ann Best, born 16 June 1986, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, married 5 January 2004, Chadwick Andrew Vaughn.  They were the parents of Amelia Rose Vaughn, born 16 November 2004.

Continuing:  Children of Damon Best and Anita Kielhorn

                        vii.        Nancy Joyce Best was born 29 November 1964, New Albany, Indiana, married (1) Joe Wilson; married (2) 19 December 1992, Mike W. Schellenberger.  Nancy Best and Joe Wilson were the parents of Dustin9 Lee Wilson, born 25 November 1985, New Albany, Indiana.  Nancy Best and Mike Schellenberger were the parents of Denim Nicole Schellenberger, born 19 January 1994, New Albany, Indiana.

                        Damon and Mildred Von Allmen were the parents of Misty Lynn Best, born 17 December 1974, Louisville, Kentucky.  Misty married 20 May 2000, New Albany, Indiana, Alan Lyle Wright.  They were the parents of 2 children: (1) Ellie Grace Wright, born 28 September 2002, Nashville, Tennessee; (2) Hannah Joy Wright, born 18 September 2004, Nashville, Tennessee.

Continuing:  Children of Alois and Mary Alice (Neely) Best

ii.          Mary Ann Best was born 20 June 1936, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, married 30 May 1959, St. Mary’s of the Knobs Catholic Church, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, Richard J. Duffy.  Mary Ann and Richard were the parents of 2 children:

            (1) Michael Stanley William Duffy, born 14 November 1960, Fort Wayne, Indiana, married 28 June 1981, Anaheim, California, Vickie Marie Kelsey.  Michael and Vickie were the parents of 2 children: (1) Summer Marie Duffy, born 23 February 1982, Anaheim, California, married 24 July 2004, Greenville, Floyd County, Indiana, Matthew J. Hayes; (2) Cole Michael Duffy, born 7 October 1987, New Albany, Indiana                            (2) Anita Sue Duffy, born 9 April 1962, Louisville, Kentucky.

iii.         David Leland Best was born 10 October 1938, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, married Holy Family Church, New Albany, Indiana, Jane Ann Libs.  David and Jane Best were the parents of 3 children:

                        a.         Thomas Scott Best was born 17 December 1964, New Albany, Indiana, married 26 June 2004, New Albany, Indiana, Ruth Ann Robinson

                        b.         Mary Katherine Best was born 12 April 1967, New Albany, Indiana.

                        c.         Michele Leigh Best was born 21 July 1975, New Albany, Indiana, married 16 May 2003, St. Mary’s of the Knobs Catholic Church, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, Steven Edward McQuigg.  They have a son, Christian Edward McQuigg, born May 10, 2006, New Albany, Indiana.

Continuing: Children of George Aaron Scott and Anna Sarah Smith

            (3) George Dennis Scott, born 18 August 1891, died 6 March 1964, Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany, Indiana, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana, married Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana, 9 September 1913, Myrtle Alvenia McKinley, born 13 September 1895, Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana, died 20 March 1978, Tender Care Nursing Home, Clarksville, Indiana, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery.  Myrtle McKinley was the daughter of Henry and Polly Ann (Brown) McKinley.

                        George and Myrtle lived most of their married life in Georgetown, Indiana where he owned his own hardware business as a merchant.  They also owned a few acres of farm land outside Georgetown on the road to New Albany.  In their early years of marriage, George owned a grocery store on Scottsville Road about 1 ½ miles south of his parent’s home.  This home was the birthplace of their children.  George was an avid Democrat who thoroughly enjoyed politics.  He was active in the Floyd County Democrat Party.  His first elected office was Lafayette Township Trustee.  He served on the Floyd County Council and was elected Floyd County Treasurer about 1945.  He was a trustee of Chapel Hill Christian Church and for 48 years served as a Deacon of the congregation.[38]

                        George and Myrtle were parents of Marcel McKinley Scott and twins, Lillis Lea Scott, nickname “Bud” and twin sister, Gladys Marie Scott.

                        (1) Marcel McKinley Scott was born Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, 23 November 1914, died Seminole, Florida, 5 September 2002, married 29 September 1934, New Albany, Indiana, Esther Wright, born 24 January 1914, New Albany, Indiana, died Seminole, Florida.  Esther’s parents were Joseph S. Wright and Nellie Engleman.  Marcel and Esther were the parents of Donald Marcel Scott, born 9 June 1938, New Albany, Indiana, married (1) Nancy Tower; married (2) Jean ( ____ ); married (3) Nancy ( ___ ). Nancy has been a librarian in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.  Don Scott has been a Professor of Psychology at Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Don and Nancy (Tower) Scott were the parents of Brenda Dawn Scott, born 8 August 1961, married Rev. M. Michael Szymonowski, Episcopal priest.

                        (2) Twin, Lillis Lea Scott, nickname “Bud”, was born Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, 3 August 1916, died 2 January 1984, St. Cloud, Florida, burial Martinsburg Cemetery, Martinsburg, Washington County, Indiana, married Clarksville, Indiana, 26 December 1954, Jane Georgia Ratts, born 22 February 1921, Martinsburg, Washington County, Indiana.  Jane’s parents were John Ratts and Minnie May Hein.

                        Bud was a professional painter who owned his own business.  He painted farm buildings, schools, and houses inside and out!  When Irvin and Margie Scott along with Clark Scott, Irvin’s father, owned a farm on State Road 335, a few miles north of Martinsburg, Irvin Scott met Jane Ratt’s parents and introduced Jane to Bud Scott.  Jane’s parents lived nearby on a farm just outside Martinsburg.  Irvin and Bud Scott were very close friends from childhood.  They bought rental homes, fixed them up, and resold them.  Following their retirement, Clark Scott along with Irvin and Bud bought mobile homes at St. Cloud, Florida, where they lived during the winter months. 

                        Before retirement, Bud and Jane (Ratts) Scott resided at 1720 Canal Lane, Georgetown, Indiana where they lived near Bud’s parents.  Upon the death of Bud in 1984, Jane continued to live at Georgetown for about 8 years and then moved to Hixson, Tennessee near her daughter, Janis.  Bud and Jane attended the Martinsburg, Indiana Church of Christ where Jane was a member and Bud’s church membership was at Chapel Hill Christian Church where he was baptized.

                        Bud and Jane were the parents of Janis Sue Scott, born 14 January 1956, New Albany, Indiana, married 16 June 1979 in the Church of Christ, Hartsville, Trousdale County,  Tennessee, John Martin Massey, born 30 March 1953, Lebanon, Tennessee.  Billy Martin, who owned the Billy Martin Appliance Store, Martinsburg, had a daughter, Connie (Martin) Porter, who had moved to Tennessee and she introduced Janis and John which resulted in marriage.

                        Janis attended Lipscomb University, Nashville, following graduation from Floyd Central High School, Galena, Indiana.  Janis has worked in the office of a primary care physician, Hixson, Tennessee and John has worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga. They are the parents of Bethany Jane Massey and Scott Alan Massey.

                        Bethany Jane Massey was born 12 October 1982, Hixson, Tennessee.  She is a graduate of Lipscomb University and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville.

                        Scott Alan Massey was born 30 May 1985, Hixson, Tennessee and in the year 2005 was attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 

                        Continuing:  Children of George Dennis and Myrtle (McKinley) Scott   

                        (3) Twin, Gladys Marie Scott, born Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, 3 August 1916, died 10 or 11 April 2002, burial Graceland Memorial Park, 2778 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana, married 1 March 1941, Richard William Potts, nickname “Dick”, born 3 January 1914, New Albany, Indiana, died Green Valley Convalescent Center, New Albany, Indiana. Richard Potts’ parents were John Elmer Potts and Olive Minerva Durbin.

                        Gladys and Dick were active members of Central Christian Church, New Albany, Indiana.  For many years, they resided at 2206 Elm Street, New Albany where both resided at death.  Gladys and her brother, Marcel Scott, inherited the Scott Family Bible from their father, George Dennis Scott.  Gladys said that the Bible was purchased as a gift to George Aaron and Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott.  The person(s) who purchased the Bible and gave it to them was not known.  Upon the death of Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott, the Bible was obtained by her son, George Dennis Scott and was eventually given to Marcel Scott.  In September 1995, Marcel and Gladys decided to give the Bible to Donald L. Scott, son of Virginia Scott, daughter of Clark Scott.  Don knew that his brother, Nelson Scott, was more interested in the Scott Family History, so he communicated through Virginia Scott to Gladys that the George and Anna (Smith) Scott’s family Bible be given to Nelson to hold in trust for the Scott family.  Marcel and Gladys concurred in that suggestion.  Marcel mailed the Bible from Florida to Nelson and Gladys sent Nelson a note with instructions to hold it in trust for the Scott family.

                        Gladys and Dick Potts were the parents of Stephen Richard Potts, Robert Scott Potts, and Betsy Ann Potts.

                        (1) Stephen Richard Potts was born 5 September 1943, New Albany, Indiana, died 20 December 1976, while on a sailing cruise in the Bermuda Triangle, married Rebecca Anne Blake, born 6 March 19 ( ___ ), New Albany.  Stephen and Rebecca were the parents of Bradley Richard Potts, born 18 February 1963, Louisville, Kentucky and Aaron Jeremy Potts, born 14 October 1970, Terre Haute, Indiana. Aaron Potts resided in San Jose, California and Bradley Potts resided in Alameda, California.

                        (2) Robert Scott Potts, nickname Bob, was born 7 December 1945, New Albany, married 10 June 1966, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Albany, Nancy Jane Shuck, born 7 June 1946, New Albany.  Bob and Nancy were the parents of Jessica Ann Potts, born 21 May 1970, Champaign, Illinois while her father was a student at the University of Illinois Mechanical and Engineering School; Anna Lynn Potts, born 17 March 1973, Ntick, Massachusetts.  Bob and Nancy Potts resided in Boston, Massachusetts. 

                        (3) Betsy Ann Potts was born 27 September 1947, New Albany, married (1) Lynn Peters, married (2) Robert Lewis Flanagan; married (3) Darryl Walters.  Betsy and Lynn Peters were the parents of Mary Alan Peters, born 8 July 1963.  Betsy and Robert Flanagan were the parents of Shawn Patrick Flanagan, born 30 December 1966 and Christopher Scott Flanagan, born 5 August 1971, married Jerri Mattingly.  Betsy and her family have resided in New Albany, Indiana.  Her husband, Darryl, is in the insurance business. 

            Continuing: Children of George Aaron Scott and Anna Sarah Smith

            (4) Charles Manker Scott was born 25 September 1893, died 30 December 1974 (of emphysema), New Albany, Indiana; burial Graceland Cemetery, New Albany, married 9 June 1920, New Albany, Indiana, Eva L. Deatrick.  No children were born to this marriage.  They were married only briefly for 6 months or less. Charles and Eva resided at 226 W. Market Street, New Albany, at the home of her father, James H. Deatrick, President, P. N. Curl Grocery Company, New Albany.  After their divorce, Charles rented an apartment at 430 Beharrel Avenue, New Albany, Indiana and remained single for 5 years.

            On 14 June 1927, Charles married at Park Christian Church, New Albany, the pastor’s daughter of the church, Ruth Eliza Bartle, born 1 November 1901, Finley Township, Scott County, Indiana, died 2 October 1976, New Albany, burial Graceland Cemetery, New Albany.  Ruth (Bartle) Scott was a graduate of Valparaiso College, Valparaiso, Indiana, church choir director, singer, music teacher.

            William Dennes Scott, grandson of Charles Manker Scott, wrote the following information about the early life of Charles M. Scott.[39]  William said the information was based on stories that he had heard from his aunt, Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb, daughter of Charles M. Scott. 

                        “As a teenager, CM (Charles Manker) worked for his father and neighboring farmers as a day laborer (this would have been in the 1910s) and saved up some money ($50?) and bought a piece of land.  Then he raised a "crop" - sold the crop & the land, and used this money to finance his education at the New Albany Business College.

                        “After "graduation", CM went to work for the L&N Railroad, but I am not sure which railroad it was.  It's probable that his older brother, Edmund, got him the job, and it is possible that CM boarded with Ed & Mabel Scott.  CM also lived in a Boarding House during this period.  His job was essentially an assistant (go-fer) for some executive, and he didn't work there for long (it may have been in Louisville, Kentucky).

                        “He then went to work as a "peddler" or traveling salesman (literally driving a buggy in the country) for a man named Thron (Thorne?) in New Albany (maybe on State Street).  With this came an exemption from military service in WWI (Aunt Sally says he always regretted taking this "out") as a "necessary agricultural exemption to the war effort.  He sold butter churns, lightning rods, seeds, and presumably other things farmers might need.

                        “His "understanding" was that he was to get an equity position for his efforts, but at the end of the war, Thorn's sons came home and joined the firm.  When CMS asked for his equity share understanding to be put in writing, he was "laughed at" and quit soon after.

                        “He went to the bank, borrowed money and started the Scott Seed Co. (Aunt Sally does not know exactly who Will Scott was  - listed as the President in an early 1920s New Albany City Directory I once saw.  The first Scott Seed Co. may have been on Main Street? then State Street.”  This concluded the lore of Charles M. Scott’s early life.

            From 1921 - 1924, Charles was Secretary - Treasurer of the Emery-Scott Seed Company.  William L. Scott was President, Raymond C. Emery was Vice-President, and Charles M. Scott was the Secretary-Treasurer per the New Albany City Directories for those years.  William “Will” L. Scott was an uncle of Charles.  Will owned a grocery store, 318 State Street, from about 1886 - 1915.  Around 1915, he changed his business into a retail and wholesale feed and seed store -- a business which served agricultural seeds for farmers to grow corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and also garden vegetables.  The business also sold flour and dairy cattle feed.   His sons, Isaac “Ike” G. Scott and Joseph Hey Scott, worked in the business. Then in 1919 the business relocated to 329-331 State Street, New Albany. Around 1921 a new partner, Raymond C. Emery, was brought into the business along with Charles M. Scott. By 1925, Raymond C. Emery had left the business.  By 1929, William L. Scott had left the business and temporarily formed a similar business, “W. L. Scott & Sons,” 320 West Main, New Albany, and in 1932, Will Scott moved his business to 1518-1520 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana, per City Directory of Jeffersonville and New Albany.  By 1929, Charles M. Scott was President of the Scott Seed Company.  Charles’ brother, Edmund K., held the office of secretary - treasurer.  In 1930, the Scott Seed Company relocated to 108-110 West Main Street, where it remained until after the 1937 flood which practically destroyed downtown New Albany. The Main Street building had the top two floors removed because of the flood damage.  The Scott Seed Company relocated to 709-733 East 4th Street, (4th & Culbertson), New Albany, where larger warehouse facilities could be used. Edmund and Charles Scott remained in the company until their retirement.  The Scott Seed Company expanded and grew under the marketing and sales work of Charles Scott. Through the years, the company supported numerous people in the families of Charles and Edmund Scott.

            Charles M. and Ruth (Bartle) Scott resided off Paoli Pike (State Highway 150) with the present-day address as 502 Kenzig Road, New Albany, Indiana.  Kenzig Road was established alongside Interstate Highway 265, (the Interstate around New Albany connecting I-64 and I-65).   This home was located in the highland woods overlooking New Albany.  Their children were born and reared there. Their home was often the site of family reunions in the 1940s and 1950s.  Charles enjoyed growing lovely flower gardens and created a pond for watering his flowers.  Their home was one of the most “modern” residences in Floyd County during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.  They entertained business associates, church friends and civic-music organizations that they supported.  Charles and Ruth were members of the New Albany Country Club.  Adjacent to their home was also the home of their son, Charles Bartle Scott and his wife, Jane Kendrick Wolff.  Charles Bartle and Jane’s home was built on the present-day site of Windover Drive which intersects with Kenzig Road. Their home was the first home on Windover Drive, affectionately called the “Windover” home and street.  The street was probably named by Charles and Jane.

            Charles and Ruth were the parents of Charles Bartle Scott and Sarah Ann Scott.

            Charles Bartle Scott was born 15 July 1931, New Albany, baptized Park Christian Church, New Albany, married (1) New Albany, Jane Kendrick Wolff, born 16 August 1933; married (2) Rosemary Newman.

            Charles worked at the Scott Seed Company until 1968, when he and Jane moved to Portland, Oregon. He continued there in the seed business with several companies and on his own until his retirement. They were the parents of the following children:

            (1)  William Dennes Scott, born 1949, New Albany, married and wife is deceased, no children born in their marriage.  William resides in Birmingham, Alabama.

            (2)  David Bryan Scott, born 1957, New Albany, married Monica ( ___ ).  David and Monica are the parents of Kathryn Valerie Scott, born 1990.  They resided in Lake Forest Park, Washington.

            (3)  Carolyn Ruth Scott was born 1959, New Albany, married Wilborn Kent, nickname “Bill.”  They are the parents of Ethan Bartle Kent, born 25 October 1986 and Zane Wilbain Kent, born 4 August 1988.  They resided at Creswell, Oregon.

            (4)  Susan Jane Scott was born 1966, New Albany, IN., married Leigh Yielding.  They are parents of Sarah Ann Yielding, born 15 May 1995 and Adam Scott Yielding, born 9 February 1999.  Susan and Leigh Yeilding resided Freeland, Washington.

            (5)  Mary Elizabeth Scott was born 1970, New Albany, married Phillip Huff.  They resided at Fairview, Oregon.  They are the parents of Lindsey Gardner Huff, born 1999, and Campbell Kendrick Huff, born 2001, Fairview, Oregon.

Continuing:  Children of Charles Manker Scott and Ruth Eliza Bartle

                        Sarah Ann Scott was born 29 October 1933, New Albany, baptized Park Christian Church, New Albany, married (1) Pheneious Clark Williams, Jr.  Pheneious spelled his name as the Welsh -- not the typical Greek “Phenias.”  He went by the name of “Clark”.  After the divorce of Pheneious, Sarah Ann (Scott) Williams married Fred Topping Crabb, who also is deceased.  No children were born to Sarah Ann and Fred.  From his previous marriage, Fred Crabb had one son, Charles F. Crabb.  Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb resided in Mocksville, North Carolina and attended the Presbyterian Church. Three children were born in Sarah’s marriage to Pheneious Clark Williams, Jr.:

                        (1) Charles Scott Williams, born 1953, married Barbara Reichert.  They reside in Canfield, Ohio.   Four children were born to their marriage:  Katherine Elizabeth Williams, born 2 October 1978; Jonathan Whitney Williams, born 13 December 1980; Julia Ruth Williams, born 30 December 1983; and, Sarah Caroline Williams, born 30 November 1990.

                        (2) Pheneious Clark Williams III, known as “Buddy”, born 1956, married (1) Betty Thompson.  Buddy and Betty resided in Mocksville, North Carolina and one child was born in their marriage, Pheneious Clark Williams IV, known as “Clark”, born 1979, married Vristy Burton.  Clark and Vristy were the parents of  Tatum Jakob Williams, born 1998; Kassidy Saylor Williams, born 1999; Brady Ray Williams, born 30 October 2003; Emma Grace Williams born 7 January 2006. Clark and Vristy Williams IV resided Mocksville, North Carolina.                         

                        Buddy (Pheneious Clark Williams III) married (2) Marcheta Dull Hill.  They resided Mocksville, North Carolina.  Marcheta in a previous marriage was the mother of Adam Hill who married Lilley Beck and Emily Hill who married Bart Burroughs.  Adam and Emily Hill were twins, born 4 August 1990.  Also, Buddy and Marcheta Williams III are the adopted parents of Brandy Rogers Williams, born 4 August 1990.


                     (3) Allison Gardner Williams, born 1958, married (1) Robert Bruce Tally, married (2) Norman Moore Lee, Jr.  No children were born to Allison in her marriage to Norman Lee, Jr. Allison and Robert Bruce Tally were the parents of Amanda Christine Tally, born 1977, and Robert Scott Tally, born 1981.  Allison and her husband, Norman Lee, Jr. resided Green Cove Springs, Florida.

Continuing: Children of George Aaron Scott and Anna Sarah Smith

            (5) Clark Craven Scott, born 21 June 1896, died 1984, Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany, Indiana, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana, married (1) 26 February 1916, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana,[40] Cora Bell Nicholson, born 4 August 1899, Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana, died 2 July 1990, New Albany, Indiana, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana; married (2) Violet M. McLain, born 16 June 1919, English, Crawford County, Indiana, died 26 December 1996, Providence Retirement Home, New Albany, Indiana, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana. No children were born in Clark’s marriage to Violet McLain. Cora Bell Nicholson's parents were Zachariah Nicholson and Adaline Fordyce whose nickname was Addie.

                        Clark and Cora (Nicholson) Scott were reared on family farms. Throughout their marriage, they were a farm family. Following marriage, they leased a small farm on the north side of Fertig Road, ½ mile east of the Fertig Road and Stiller Road intersection, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana.  Their first child, Irvin Scott, was born at this location only a few miles west of the farm owned by Clark’s parents, George and Ann (Smith) Scott.  They purchased a 22 acre farm along the south side of Bannaman Creek and Chapel Hill Road where it intersects with Scottsville Road.[41] The present day address of that home is 8014 Scottsville Road, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, where their daughter, Virginia Scott, was born.  The home was adjacent to the old Lafayette Township Elementary School, (no longer standing but the present address for the old school is 7978 Scottsville Road.)  Virginia Scott as a preschooler played with the school children and when the children went back into the school following their recess, Virginia would cry because she wanted to go into the school, too!  At the age of 5, she entered the first grade!  The school teacher, Vera McGuirt, took room and board in Clark and Cora Scott’s home. The village of Scottsville, Indiana was a few miles north of their farm. 

When they sold this farm, Clark took employment with the Scott Feed and Seed Company, New Albany, which was owned and operated by his brothers, Edmund and Charles Scott.  Clark and Cora resided at 302 E. Elm Street, New Albany; the home was actually on the corner of Third Street and Elm Street with the front of the home facing Elm. In early childhood, Virginia and Irvin Scott attended an elementary school in New Albany.

Clark and Cora Scott’s fourth home was at the northeast corner of the Chapel Hill Road and Louis Smith Road intersection, ¼ mile east of the Chapel Hill Christian Church and Chapel Hill School House.  The present day address of the fourth home is 6634 Chapel Hill Road. Clark purchased nearly 60 acres on the north and south side of the Chapel Hill Road.  He used horses to till the land, milked dairy cattle, had chickens and hogs, grew strawberries, owned wild blackberry patches, sold fruit, and Cora took vegetables from their garden and “canned” them for winter food.  Clark, like his parents, took his produce and crops to New Albany and sold them at the New Albany Farmer’s Market on Market Street from the back of their pick-up truck! 

Most people in New Albany bought “canned goods” and large supplies of fresh garden items from area farmers so they could store food in their homes during the non-growing season.  In the 1930’s, city dwellers had limited electricity, limited refrigeration, and limited tin can packaging, so most city people had to buy raw, fresh, bulk food products, then prepare them and “can” them for storage.

Clark and Cora’s children, Irvin and Virginia, completed their elementary school education through the eighth grade at the Chapel Hill School House at the corner of Chapel Hill Road and Navilleton Road.  When Clark and Cora sold this farm about December, 1935, they leased a farm on the northwest corner of Interstate 64 and Highway 150. Their children, Irvin and Virginia attended New Albany High School with both dropping out.  Virginia quit high school in the middle of her junior year, December, 1935 and married Seibert Scott, March, 1936.  They were married at Park Christian Church, New Albany, in a small Sunday morning ceremony before the worship service. Charles Manker Scott, who was a member of Park Christian Church, knew about their pending marriage that particular Sunday and following the ceremony, congratulated them on the church steps.     

Clark and Cora moved to New Albany and resided at 162 Cherry Street, New Albany. While living there, Irvin met his wife, Margie Schlageter, whose parents owned the Schlageter Nursery and Floral Business a few houses west.  They were married 22 April 1939.  Clark took a job with Donaldson Bakery, Louisville, Kentucky.  He drove a truck delivering baked goods, bread products and made house deliveries in New Albany and Louisville.  While delivering baked goods to homes, Clark met some interesting women!  Clark and Cora divorced while living at this home in 1938.  Afterwards Clark began a new career in real estate. His real estate office was 155 East Main Street, New Albany and was called the Clark Scott Real Estate Firm.   Above the real estate office, Clark had his living quarters.  Following his divorce from Cora, Clark remained single and only married after his retirement, Violet McLain. Clark and Violet resided at 103 West Cottom Avenue, New Albany, near the home of Irvin and Margie Scott.

            Clark and Cora (Nicholson) Scott were the parents of Irvin Scott and Virginia Scott

            (1) Irvin Nicholson Scott, born 3 November 1916, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, baptized August, 1926, Chapel Hill Christian Church, Floyd County, Indiana, died 24 May 1989 at his residence,109 Adam Street, New Albany, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery, Greenville Township, Floyd County, married (1) date not available, Borden, Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana, Dorthea Miller, who died from miscarriage at the age of 16; married (2) 22 April 1939, New Albany, Margie Mae Schlageter, born 21 October 1920, baptized 27 October 1957, Chapel Hill Christian Church, died 28 December 1999, at her residence, 109 Adam Street, New Albany, burial 31 December 1999, Chapel Hill Cemetery.  Rev. Nelson S. Scott, nephew of Margie Scott, was the officiating pastor at her memorial service. [42]

            Margie M. Schlageter was the daughter of Joseph Matthew Schlageter and Cora Agnes Atkins. Following their marriage, Irvin worked at the Schlageter Nursery and Floral Business on Cherry Street and also owned several farms with his father, Clark Scott, and then became a fireman for the New Albany Fire Department and retired after 25 years.  Irvin Scott was a Deacon and Trustee of Chapel Hill Christian Church and served on the Property and Grounds Committee and the Chapel Hill Cemetery Association Board of Trustees.

            Irvin and Margie (Schlageter) Scott were parents of one child, David Clark Scott, born 27 December 1945, New Albany, baptized 27 October 1957, Chapel Hill Christian Church, married 31 August 1968, Holy Family Church, New Albany, Janice Colin, born 8 December 1947, New Albany, christened April, 1950, Holy Family Church, New Albany. Janice Colin was the daughter of Walter Colin and Wanda Gates.

            David Scott retired from the New Albany Fire Department, served on the Providence High School Athletic Board, and after retirement worked as the head of the Holy Family Parochial School and Holy Family Church Maintenance Departments.  Janice retired from the Holy Family Church Administrative Office.  They resided at 2900 Moccasin Court, New Albany, Indiana. 

            David and Janice were the adopted parents of one child, Danelle Marie Scott, born 13 February 1975, Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida, christened, Holy Family Catholic Church, New Albany, married 20 October 1995, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, Shawn Sorg, born 3 January 1974, Henryville, Clark County, Indiana. Danelle has become a single parent, working as an Emergency Medical Technician with a company in Louisville, Kentucky and rearing her children, Erin Marie Sorg, born 13 July 1996, New Albany, christened New Albany Holy Family Church, and Kyle Sorg, born 1998.                

            Continuing:  Children of Clark Scott and Cora Nicholson

            (2) Virginia Berniece Scott, born 13 May 1919, Scottsville, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, baptized Chapel Hill Christian Church, married 29 March 1936, Park Christian Church Parsonage, New Albany, Indiana, Seibert Clarence Scott, born 5 February 1911, Spickert Knobs Road, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, baptized Chapel Hill Christian Church. Seibert Scott’s parents were Clarence E. Scott and Nellie Olivia Reese who resided in Galena, Indiana.

            Virginia first met Seibert at Chapel Hill Christian Church. Following their marriage, Seibert and Virginia resided with his parents for about one year and then purchased eight acres with a house and barn on the east side of Galena, Indiana, present-day address, 6740 Highway 150.  They lived at this location throughout their lives. Seibert was a partner with his father in their business, the Scott General Store, Galena, Indiana.  Virginia worked in the business, too, beginning part-time in the 1960s and later full-time during the elderly years of Clarence Scott. They sold the business in 1975 following 45 years.  After retirement, Seibert had a “hobby” business called the Scott Antique Shoppe housed in his barn and several other buildings on his property.

                        Virginia and Seibert were the parents of four children, Nelson Seibert Scott, Donald Lee Scott, Bruce Craven Scott, and Debbie Sue Scott.

                        (1) Nelson Seibert Scott was born 30 May 1941, Galena, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana, married 23 June 1962, Greenville Christian Church, Greenville, Indiana, Judith Lynn Hartfield, born 28 February 1942, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana. Judy was the eldest child of Oscar Hartfield, Jr. and Una Boaz of Greenville, Indiana.

                        Nelson retired in 2004 following 42 years in the ministry.  He was an ordained pastor of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  In 1981, Nelson specialized as an interim pastor serving congregations in the Indiana and Illinois Regions of the Christian Church and the Indiana-Kentucky and Illinois Conferences of the United Church of Christ.  Judy’s career was a reading specialist in elementary education where she taught in Indianapolis, Indiana; Normandy School District, Normandy, Missouri; and completed her career at Judith Giacomo Elementary School, Westville, Illinois.  They have resided in Danville, Illinois since January, 1976, where Nelson served Central Christian Church as Senior Minister.  After that ministry was completed, they continued to live in Danville throughout their careers and during their retirement.

                        Nelson and Judy were the parents of one child, daughter, Courtney Ann Scott, born 12 December 1975, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, baptized Chapel Hill Christian Church, Floyd County, Indiana, married 30 June 2001, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Danville, Illinois, Christopher Michael Doran.  Chris Doran was the eldest son of Dennis Doran and Kathi Voshart of Minnesota.  Following graduation at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois, Courtney’s career has been a physician assistant specializing in cardio-vascular medicine at Carle Clinic, Champaign, Illinois and Belleville, Illinois.  Her husband Chris is a medical doctor, graduating from the University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana; Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis; and the University of Illinois School of Medicine, Champaign.  Chris did his medical residency with the University of Washington Medical School and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, specializing in anesthesiology.  They reside in St. Louis, Missouri and are the parents of Hannah Marie Doran, born 14 March 2004, Champaign, Illinois.

                        (2) Donald Lee Scott was born 11 March 1944, New Albany, Indiana, married 5 June 1964, First Baptist Church, New Albany, Patricia Joyce Cook, born 8 July 1945, Galena, Floyd County, Indiana. Joyce’s parents were Willard Cook and Grace Blanche Duvall of Galena and New Albany, Indiana.  Following Don’s marriage and service in the U. S. Army, he and Joyce have resided in New Albany. 

Don’s biography included his graduation from Indiana Central University, Indianapolis, later named University of Indianapolis; his U. S. Army service, stationed in Germany; and, his retirement from the Federal Government’s Department of Labor, compliance officer for the south-central Indiana territory.  Don’s office was in the Federal Building, New Albany, Indiana.  Joyce has worked for the New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation, manager of the Green Valley Elementary School Office, New Albany.  Don & Joyce have held many offices in the Chapel Hill Christian Church.  They were avid collectors of cookie jars, specializing in antique McCoy cookie jars and pottery.  Don was a member of the New Albany High School Boosters Club and helped with high school athletic events.  They were the parents of two children.

Joy Lynn Scott was born 13 January 1968, Heidelberg, Germany, where her parents were living while her father was doing military service; baptized Chapel Hill Christian Church, married Tim Spears. Tim’s parents were Ralph Paul Spears and Sharon Rose Kalbhin, Louisville, Kentucky.  Joy and Tim are both graduates of Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky. Joy has been an elementary special education teacher with the Jefferson County, Kentucky Public School System and Tim has been with the Royal Crown Cola Company, Louisville.  They have resided at 6314 Eric Drive, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, near the town of Galena, Indiana.  They have been very involved in youth and children’s ministries of Chapel Hill Christian Church. Louisville.  They have two children:  Alyssa Rose Spears, born 2 November 1992, Louisville, and Evan Scott Spears, born 12 May 1997, Louisville.  Alyssa plays the violin and Evan plays basketball and baseball!  Joy and Tim have resided at 6314 Eric Drive, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, near the town of Galena, Indiana.  They have been very involved in youth and children’s ministries of Chapel Hill Christian Church.

Dennis Wayne Scott was born 19 August 1972, New Albany, Indiana, married 15 July 2006, Monroe County, Bloomington, Indiana, Kimberly Marie Teague.  Kimberly, nickname Kim, was born 8 March 1980, Bloomington, Indiana where her mother, Patricia Teague resided.

Dennis graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and University of Louisville, with a career in secondary education.  He taught in the business curriculum of New Albany Senior High School and also Kimberly was a teacher in the business curriculum and health education at New Albany High School.  Dennis has been a coach of several athletic teams, especially boys’ and girls’ track and field sports.

Continuing:  Children of Virginia Scott and Seibert Scott

(3) Bruce Craven Scott was born 3 May 1946, New Albany, married 4 July 1968, St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, Indiana, Mary Helen Best, born 5 December 1946, Floyds Knobs, Indiana.  Mary Helen Best was the eldest child of Kiren James “Bob” Best and Marybel Murphy.  Bruce and Mary Helen have resided at 3884 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobs, the former home of Mary Helen Best’s parents.

Bruce’s biography included his graduation from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, and University of Indianapolis, and D. T. Watson School of Physiatrics, Leetsdale, Pennsylvania.  Mary Helen graduated from the University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana with a career in elementary special education with the Louisville Kentucky Catholic Schools and the Greater Clark County School Corporation in the Charlestown Middle School, Charlestown, Indiana.

Bruce was an athletic trainer with the University of Washington Athletic Department, Seattle, Washington; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas; and, with the National Football League as assistant trainer with the Detroit Lions and head trainer with the Seattle Seahawks.  He concluded his career as a physical therapist in Louisville, Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana.

Bruce and Mary Helen were the parents of Jennifer Marie Scott and Christopher Kiren Scott.  

Jennifer Marie Scott was born 10 December 1973, Pontiac, Michigan.  Jennifer graduated from Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana and obtained her Doctoral Degree in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington.  She is a Special Education Administrator for several school districts in Marion County, Indiana. Jennifer resides in Greenwood, Indiana.  She married on 17 October 2006, Kalahuipua’a, Island of Hawaii, Michael Sean Burton, who went by his middle name, Sean, born 6 August, 1971, Topeka, Kansas.

Sean was the father of Peyten Elizabeth Burton, born 2 April 1998, Bedford, Indiana.  Sean graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.  He is the operations manager for Paoli Peak Ski Resort, Paoli, Indiana.

Christopher Kiren Scott was born 24 April 1975, Pontiac, Michigan and now resides in Indianapolis where he has worked for the Indianapolis International Airport, the Indiana Sports Complex, and Lowe’s.

Continuing:  Children of Virginia Scott and Seibert Scott

(4) Debbie Sue Scott was born 16 August 1959, New Albany, Indiana, baptized Chapel Hill Christian Church, married 24 September 1983, Chapel Hill Christian Church, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana, Derek Brown.

Derek Brown’s parents were Keith Brown and Laura Effie Buchanan of Greenwood, Indiana.

Debbie Scott Brown was a registered nurse and graduate of University of Indianapolis.  She specialized in cardio-vascular nursing and worked her entire career at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.  Debbie was a pianist and vocalist.  She became the pianist for the choir and worship services at Chapel Hill Christian Church.  She and Derek were active with the Bell Choir ensemble programs at Floyd Central High School assisting the instructors in doing performances and events.  Debbie and Derek resided at Galena, Indiana.

Debbie and Derek were the parents of two children: 1) Cara Elise Brown, born 17 March 1987, Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky; 2) Kelly Jo Brown, born 14 September 1990, Norton Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.

Continuing: Children of George Aaron Scott and Anna Sarah Smith

            (6)  Bertha Elizabeth Scott was born 20 February 1903, died 1 March 2002, age 99 years, Wedgewood Nursing Home, New Albany, Indiana, burial Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Indiana, married 14 September 1922, at the home of her parents, Julius J. Johnson, born 25 February 1901, Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana, died 14 June 1994, New Albany, Indiana, burial Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Indiana. Parents of Julius J. Johnson were Charles and Laura (Schmidt) Johnson.

            Julius J. Johnson was the eldest child of Charles and Laura (Schmidt) Johnson, Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana. They were buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Wood Township. The Johnson family resided on the Borden Road just north of the Floyd County line (Smith Road) in Clark County, Indiana. 

           Bertha and Julius met one another at Chapel Hill Christian Church.  They were married at her parent’s home by Rev. George Henry, minister of Chapel Hill Christian Church.  Julius retired from International Harvester Company, Louisville, Kentucky.  

          Bertha was close to her brother Clark Scott.  Clark’s daughter, Virginia Scott, spoke of Bertha as her favorite aunt.  Virginia and Seibert Scott often visited with Julius and Bertha through the years.  Bertha Scott was reared in the Chapel Hill Christian Church and following marriage, they resided near Bertha’s parents on Bethel Road.  Bertha and Julius then moved to New Albany where they resided on Shelby Street and took membership at Central Christian Church, New Albany.  Bertha and Julius were very interested in preserving family history.  They shared photos, folklore, and important clues which helped immensely to uncover the past of the Scott families.  

          Four children were born to Bertha Scott and Julius Johnson:

                        1)  Ruth E. Johnson, born 2 May 1924, New Albany, Indiana, died 13 May 1996, at Ruth's apartment  in Jasper, Dubois County, Indiana, burial 16 May 1996, Graceland Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana, married John (Jack) L. Eicholz, born 13 August 1922,  New Albany, Indiana, died 18 January 1992, New Albany, Indiana, cremation burial, Graceland Cemetery, New Albany. 

                        Jack Eicholz parents were William Kenneth Eicholz and Agnes Amelia Spatig.  Jack Eicholz had two sisters, Marilyn Brown, Missouri City, Texas; and, Judy Homringhausen and one brother, Kenneth William Eicholz.

                        Ruth and Jack Eicholz reared all their children in New Albany, and later moved to Calvert City, Kentucky and resided there until 1962, and then moved to Terre Haute, Indiana where they lived until Jack's retirement, and then they moved back to New Albany around 1988.    

                        Ruth and John “Jack” Eicholz were the parents of Gregory and Cynthia Eicholz. 

                                    a.) Gregory K. Eicholz was born 16 November 1946, New Albany, Indiana. Gregory presently resides in Friendswood, Texas, married (1) Vicky Payne and children Greg Allen Eicholz, born 6 September about 1969 and Kelley Michelle Eichoz, born 12 October 1970; married (2) Wanda Mooneyham (“Mooneyham” was her married name).  Gregory and Wanda had one child:  Elizabeth Lynne Eicholz, born 10 March 1983.  Greg also adopted Wanda's child from her first marriage, Renee Mooneyham.  

                                    b.) Cynthia Lynn Eicholz was born 19 December 1950, married 1975, Terre Haute, Indiana, Arthur Randall Snyder, born 14 July 1949, South Carolina.  They had two children: Brad William Snyder, born 1 December 1987; Ryan Randall Snyder, born 12 July 1985.  Arthur Randall Snyder's parents were Arthur E. Snyder and Mildred Buxton both born and reared at Chrisney, Indiana.  Cynthia Synder is employed with the Heritage House and Rehabilitation Center Jasper, Indiana.  Cynthia inherited from her grandmother, Bertha "Mimi" (Scott) Johnson, a picture of Sarah Jane (Curtiss) Smith, her great-great grandmother, the mother of Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott.  A copy of Sarah Jane (Curtiss) Smith's portrait was given to Nelson S. Scott.  Nelson repaired the “backing” of the portrait and also the frame of Cynthia’s inherited portrait and returned it to her after photocopying the original.  On the back of the large frame that held an 8 x 10 photograph, it had penciled the following words:  In reference to Ruth E. Johnson, it said, “My great grandmother whose family owned a glass blowing company in New York City.”

                        Continuing:  Children born to Bertha E. Scott and Julius Johnson

                        2)  Wayne Johnson married Emily Harp (her second marriage).  She had children before she married Wayne and then Emily and Wayne had children.  (No other information available on this family)

                        3)  Robert Johnson, birth date not available, born New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, married 1950, place not available, Doris “Dottie” Maddox, born 1932, Bloomington, Illinois, died Monday, 8 March 2004, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, buried Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana.  Robert Johnson retired as a professional firefighter with the New Albany Fire Department.  Dottie was a former receptionist, Bruce Fox Company, New Albany.  Children born in their marriage of 54 years were Robert Wayne Johnson; Janey (Johnson) Lee (2566 Hickoryvale Drive, New Albany, Indiana. 47150); Patsy (Johnson) Schuppert of Louisville, Kentucky; Ginny Johnson of New Albany, Indiana; Lynda (Johnson) Grunzinger of Greenville, Floyd County, Indiana.  Grandchildren born to Robert and Dottie Johnson were Lori Hope, Lisa Lee, Jazmine Reed and Sam Grunzinger.  Robert and Dottie Johnson had four great-grandchildren. Dottie Johnson had one brother, Scott Mattux who preceded her in death and one brother J. M. Caress of Boston, Massachusetts where he was living at the date of Dotty’s death.[43]

                        Robert W. Johnson, son of Robert & Doris (Maddox) Johnson, was born 1 October 1957, New Albany, Indiana, died 1 July 1959, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery, Greenville Township, Floyd County, Indiana.  The obituary of Robert W. Johnson reads: [44]  Robert Wayne Johnson, 20 months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Johnson, 1334 Minton Drive, New Albany, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Clark County Memorial Hospital. He was afflicted with cerebral palsy and was rushed to the hospital with Clarksville Police escort at 10 a.m. yesterday. Surviving besides the parents are four sisters, Elizabeth Jane, Patricia Jean, Virginia Ann and Linda Carroll Johnson, all of Jeffersonville; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. J. Z. Johnson and Mr. & Mrs. T.C. Caress, all of New Albany. The body was moved to the Kraft Funeral Home where services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Floyd County.        

                        Continuing:  Children born to Bertha E. Scott and Julius Johnson

                        4)  Linda Sue Johnson was born New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, married Damon Tex Wenning, died about 1993, Muncie, Indiana, work related accident, cremation, Kraft Funeral Home, New Albany, Indiana. Linda and Tex resided 2329 Quincetree Drive, Clarksville, Indiana.  They were members of Central Christian Church, New Albany, Indiana.  They were parents of the following children: Mark and Jeffrey Wenning of Clarksville, Indiana; three daughters, Beth Ann and Kaitlin Rose Wenning of Clarksville, Indiana; and Debbie Owens of New Albany, Indiana.

                        Linda Sue was a great help in planning the 2006 Scott Family Reunion held at the Chapel Hill Community Building.  She had a “treasure chest” of family memorabilia, photos, and folklore inherited from her mother, Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson.  Linda has worked in her later years alongside her sons, Mark and Jeffrey, in their business.  As a single parent, she has been the glue, the dependable constant friend who has held her extended family together through the years.


III.  CHARLES F. SMITH was born about 1863, New Jersey per his father’s census as referenced above.   In that census, he was named, Charles F. Smith.  The name was also given in the 1880-1881 New Albany City Directory where he was listed as a student and resided at the same address as his sister, Miss Maria Smith.[45]   Charles’ middle name was likely Furman receiving the given name of his father as his sister, Anna, received the middle name of her mother’s given name, Sarah -- Anna Sarah Smith.

            The 1882-83 New Albany City Directory listed Charles Smith as a helper employed by the New Albany Woolen Mills (no residence given).  The 1884-85 New Albany City Directory listed Charles Smith, helper, with the DePauw Glass Works.  He boarded at 492 Clark Street, near Chartres Street.[46]  The work as helper may be for a young man who had no skills.  It is interesting that he helped the DePauw Glass Works in the same kind of factory that his father had worked.  Charles Smith probably helped his sister, Marie, with an income for the family.  After his 21st birthday, Charles probably left New Albany.

            Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson, daughter of Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott, remembered a story about Charles Smith.  She said that he left New Albany and went to California where he worked as an actor and supposedly was in the movie, “Hunchback of Notre Dame.”  When that movie came to the Grand Theater in New Albany, Wayne Johnson, son of Bertha, remembered that the family spoke about Charles' connection to that movie.  But, nothing is definite about what happened to Charles F. Smit


IV.  KATE C. SMITH was born 1868, New Albany, Indiana per her father’s census as referenced above.  In that census, she was named, Kate C. Smith.  Kate was named in her sister, Maria Smith’s household in the 1880 Census as being 11 years old and in school.[47]     

            Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson believed that Kate went to the Dakotas and died in middle age.  Bertha also remembered that there was some dissatisfaction over Kate’s marriage or pending marriage due to the religious faith or background of her husband or finance.  Kate’s sister, Anna, attempted to contact Kate via letters but evidently to no avail.  Sarah Ann (Scott) Crabb heard from her father, Charles Manker Scott, that Kate left New Albany and went to Philadelphia to work.  Kate’s sister, Anna, had Kate’s Philadelphia address but every attempt to correspond with Kate at that address was to no avail.  The letters were returned to Anna.  So, like Charles F. Smith, nothing is definite about what happened to Kate.


[1]1850, 1860, 1870 New Jersey census records and early historical books about New Jersey cited the Curtis name overwhelmingly with a single “s” rather than “Curtiss.” In respect for Sarah Jane’s origins in New Jersey, it would be best to spell her name as Curtis and more helpful for further research on her family.  However, if it was spelled differently in printed folklore documents, Nelson Scott has preserved the spelling of the writer.

[2]Obituary of Ann (Smith) Simmons, unidentified Jersey City, New Jersey newspaper clipping, undated, in family Bible of George Aaron and Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott, now possessed by Nelson S. Scott, 418 Swisher Avenue, Danville, Illinois.  John & Clarissy Smith’s information was obtained from the obituary.

[3]Anna Sarah (Smith) Scott’s Family Bible was inherited by her son, George Dennis Scott, whose children were Marcel McKinley Scott, Lillis Lea “Bud” Scott (twin) and Gladys Marie Scott (twin).  Marcel married Esther Wright and Gladys Scott married Richard William Potts. In September, 1995, Marcel and his sister, Gladys, jointly concurred that the Bible be given to Nelson S. Scott to hold in trust for the Scott family.  Linda Sue (Johnson) Wenning of New Albany, Indiana has attested that the obituary was transcribed accurately.

[4]Ibid., obituary of Ann (Smith) Simmons

[5]Ibid., obituary of Ann (Smith) Simmons

[6]Daniel Simmons household, 1860 U. S. Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, City of New York, 8th District, 11th Ward, New York Post Office, page 78, dwelling 150, family 656; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 801;  also,1870 U. S. Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, City of New York, 18th District, 11th Ward, Post Office, 249 Seventh Street, New York, page 408, dwelling 24, family 72; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 988.

[7]John Simmons household, 1870 U. S. Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, City of New York, 19th District, 11th Ward, Post Office, New York City, page 463, dwelling 85, family 493; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 988.  John Simmons was 30 years old, born New Jersey and he was a ship carpenter.  Nothing is definite about his relationship to Daniel Simmons.

[8] Herman Smith household (census miss-spelling of Furman Smith’s given name), 1870 U. S. Census, Floyd County, Indiana, population schedule, City of New Albany, Ward 4, 23 July 1870, Post Office New Albany, Indiana, page 344, dwelling 100, family 103; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 313.  The names of his wife and children confirmed that this was indeed the household of Furman Smith.  His age was 45, thus born in 1825 and birth place was New Jersey.

[9] The 1877-78 New Albany, Indiana City Directory, (R. L. Polk & Company, Taylor, Michigan),  page 186, reported Sarah Jane Smith resided west side of Bank between Market & Spring and that she was the widow of Furman Smith.  Furman Smith died between his entry in the 1870 census and this entry in the New Albany City Directory.

[10] Furman Smith’s marriage year was based on birth of his eldest child, Maria, born 1859, as referenced in Furman’s 1870 Federal Census, Floyd County, Indiana.

[11] Sarah J. Curtis’ surname was provided by family lore through the descendants of her grandchildren -- Clark Scott, Bertha Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson, Charles Manker Scott.

[12] Mary Cuzzort Clipp, Richard Clipp, Jackie Murray Nance, Wanda Perkins Stepp, Shirley Wolf, compilers, Fairview Cemetery, Volume II, January 7, 1866 to December 31, 1880,  copyright 1991, The Indiana Southern Counties Collection, page 87:  Sarah J. Smith’s burial information contained the following:  burial number 7279, born New Jersey, death age 45, date of burial, 28 January 1879, plot 3, range 13, lot 8 or B (type not clear), lot owner, Maria Smith, died because of consumption, physician Dr. Murer; also, some descendants believed that from her monument in Fairview Cemetery that she was born 1838. 

[13] The Ledger Standard, New Albany, Indiana newspaper, 27 Jan 1879, page 4, column 4: (microfilm, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library)

[14] Floyd County Deed Book 15, page 234, 6 February 1868, Recorders Office, City-County Building, New Albany, Indiana.  The deed was named Turman (misspelled for Furman) Smith, Lot 5, Plat A of Upper Water Street (Southeast 30 x 100 feet) purchased from David W. LaFollette, administrator for the deceased Aaron Lyon’s estate. Also, Floyd County, Indiana Deed Book 15, page 396, 7 May 1868:  Furman and Sarah J. Smith sold Lot 5, to G. H. Hinkebein for $1150.  Deed identified the property as purchased from David W. LaFollette, administrator of deceased Aaron Lyon. Mortgage on the Lot was taken 7 February 1867 (error in Deed Book because it should be 1868, Floyd County Mortgage Book, Volume 6, page 385.

[15] The 1868 New Albany, Indiana City Directory, (R. L. Polk & Company, Taylor, Michigan), page 126

[16] The 1873-74 New Albany, Indiana City Directory, (R. L. Polk & Company, Taylor, Michigan),  page 151; also, The 1877-78 New Albany, Indiana City Directory, (R. L. Polk & Company, Taylor, Michigan),  page 186

[17]  The 1877-78 New Albany City Directory, (R. L. Polk & Company, Taylor, Michigan), page 185; also, ibid., The 1880-1881 New Albany City Directory, page 210; also, ibid., The 1882-1883 New Albany City Directory, page 245

[18] Marie Smith’s most accurate birth date was observed in the 1870 Federal Census.  All other birth dates cited below from census records and New Albany, Indiana City Directories and Indianapolis, Indiana City Directories claimed her age erroneously as being born after her sister, Anna Sarah Smith was born.  The children of Anna Sarah Smith, especially Clark Scott and Bertha (Scott) Johnson, knew their aunt Marie was older than their mother. Marie Smith evidently reported her age so she would appear younger!  Marie’s parents gave the record of her age in the 1870 Federal Census and it corroborated family lore.

[19] Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208, web site index of burials, accessed 4 August 2005 <>.  Marie McDermot Dushane, burial 22 June 1948; burial in Section 39, Lot 263, marker available.  Her death date was estimated from the date of her burial in the cemetery.

[20] Sam H. Dushane household, 1910 U. S. Census, Marion County, Indiana, population schedule, Warren Township, City of Indianapolis, 28 April 1910, enumeration district [ED] 169, supervisor’s district [SD] 7, sheet 17, Address, 225 Downey Avenue, dwelling 385, family 390; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 368, page 232

[21] Ibid., Sam H. Dushane household, 1910 U. S. Census, Marion County, Indiana, population schedule, Warren Township, City of Indianapolis, 28 April 1910, enumeration district [ED] 169, supervisor’s district [SD] 7, sheet 17: also, Sam H. Dushane household, 1920 U. S. Census, Marion County, Indiana, population schedule, Warren Township, City of Indianapolis, 21 January 1920, enumeration district [ED] 175, supervisor’s district [SD] 7, sheet 14, Address, 225 Downey Avenue, dwelling 300, family 344; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 454, page 260

[22] Ibid., Crown Hill Cemetery, web site index of burials, accessed 4 August 2005; <>; Sam H. Dushane, burial 28 October 1939, burial in Section 39, Lot 263, marker available; his death date was estimated from the date of his burial in the cemetery.

[23]  Polk’s Indianapolis, Indiana City Directories, 1931 volume, 1941 through 1947 volumes, (R. L. Polk & Company, 225 New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Indiana)

[24]  No reference for the publication of the New Albany High School Alumni Directory of graduates and their year of graduation can be provided due to copyright laws but the book was purchased by Linda Sue (Johnson) Wenning and observed by Nelson S. Scott as verification for Marie M. Smith’s name in the Class of 1876.

[25]  Herman Smith household (census misspelling of Furman Smith’s given name), 1870 U. S. Census, Floyd County, Indiana, population schedule, City of New Albany, Ward 4, 23 July 1870, Post Office New Albany, Indiana, page 344, dwelling 100, family 103; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 313.

[26]  Maria Smith household, 1880 U. S. Census, Floyd County, Indiana, population schedule, City of New Albany, Ward 4, enumeration district [ED] 74, supervisor’s district [SD] 2, sheet 21, 105 Bank Street, dwelling 194, family 205; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 277, page 328A.

[27]  Polk’s New Albany, Indiana City Directories, [1877-1878 volume year, page 78; also, 1880-1881 volume year, page 210; also, 1882-1883 volume year, page 245], (R. L. Polk & Company, Taylor, Michigan)

[28] Sam H. Dushane household, 1920 U. S. Census, Marion County, Indiana, population schedule, Warren Township, City of Indianapolis, 21 January 1920, enumeration district [ED] 175, supervisor’s district [SD] 7, sheet 14, Address, 225 Downey Avenue, dwelling 300, family 344; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 454, page 260.  Her name was recorded as Marie M. Dushane.

[29] Ibid., Crown Hill Cemetery,<>, noted 4 August 2005 by Nelson S. Scott

[30] Ibid., Polk’s Indianapolis, Indiana City Directory, Volume 1947, (R. L. Polk & Company, 322 Board of Trade Building, Indianapolis, Indiana)

[31]  Floyd County Marriage Book 8, page 291, County Clerk’s Office, City-County Building, New Albany, Indiana which noted the address of the marriage

[32]  Paul E. and Patricia A. Coffman, compilers, Chapel Hill Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana, (Privately printed, CC Publishing, 10710 Coffman Road, Borden, Indiana, 1998), page 20 which included obituaries of George A. and Anna (Smith) Scott and information reported in this paragraph  

[33] New Albany Evening Tribune, 13 Mar 1907, page 1, column 7

[34] Ibid., The 1929-1930 New Albany City Directory, page 425 and all succeeding New Albany City Directories through the 1940s substantiate the historic officers and locations of the Scott Seed Company and the W. L. Scott & Sons businesses.  The Directories verify the folklore of Mary E. Scott Atkins and Velva Scott Devine, children of W. L. Scott.   

[35] The New Albany Tribune, New Albany, Indiana, 6 September 1946, page 1, column 4 

[36] Jacob Best household, 1900 U.S. census, Floyd County, Indiana, population schedule, Lafayette Township, Scottsville Road, enumeration district [ED] 57, supervisor’s district [SD] 3, sheet 4b, dwelling 77, family 79; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 371, page 48

[37] “Celebration of Living the Past 100 Years” by Florence Jane (Scott) Best, undated newspaper clipping from unidentified newspaper in family papers of Florence Best. The article appeared in the newspaper after 13 June 1987.

[38] The Borden Historical Society, compiler, The McKinley Clan, (Privately printed, CC Publishing, 10710 Coffman Road, Borden, Indiana, February, 1999), page 87

[39] Transcribed information from William D. Scott, Birmingham, Alabama in a correspondence on 9 October 2000 to Nelson S. Scott

[40] Floyd County Marriage Book 18, page 123:  Clark and Cora Scott's marriage license indicated that Clark was born 21 Feb. 1894 but that date was impossible when the birth of his brother, Charles Manker Scott was 25 September 1893, only 5 months between their births.  Clark Scott undoubtedly desired to appear older upon marriage and intentionally gave a two year shift on his birth.

[41] Floyd County Deed Book 70, page 297, 31 Jan 1918, Clark C. Scott & wife, Cora B., purchased from Thomas J. Smith & wife, Rena, 10 acres, SE ¼ , SE ¼ , SW ¼, Sec. 25, 1S, R5E; also, 12 acres SW ¼ , SE ¼ , Sec 25, 1S, R5E; also, 3 acres NW ¼ , NE ¼, Sec 36, 1S, R5E which was east of the Scottsville Road and included land adjacent to the Lafayette Township School, known as “Flea-Ridge School”. 

[42] Margie Mae Schlageter before her death provided Nelson Scott with information about her family

[43] New Albany Tribune, New Albany, Indiana, March 10, 2004, Dottie Johnson’s obituary per her family.

[44] New Albany Tribune, New Albany, Indiana, Thursday, July 2, 2004

[45] Ibid., The 1880-1881 New Albany City Directory, pages 209, 210

[46] Ibid., The 1882-83 New Albany City Directory, page 243; also, The 1884-85 New Albany City Directory, page 249

[47] Maria Smith household, 1880 U. S. Census, Floyd County, Indiana, population schedule, City of New Albany, Ward 4, enumeration district [ED] 74, supervisor’s district [SD] 2, sheet 21, 105 Bank Street, dwelling 194, family 205; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 277, page 328A.

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