Reason Miles Scott

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parents:  James Scott and Elizabeth Scott

 

Birth:  14 Apr 1838  Bloomfield, Greene, IN or Martin Co, IN
Death:  21 Apr 1913  Burns City, Martin, IN
Burial:  Burns City Cemetery, Burns City, Martin, IN

Marriage #1

Nancy Jones

29 Apr 1861  Martin Co, IN

Children

Joseph Price Scott 11 May 1862
Mary A Scott 29 Aug 1863
Noah Scott Jun 1865
Barbara Ellen Scott 01 Sep 1867
Sarah Lou Edith Catherine Jane Scott 22 Nov 1869
Nancy Jane Scott c. 1872

children of Reason Miles Scott and Nancy (Jones) Scott


Marriage #2

Mary Jane Bowman

09 Oct 1873  Martin Co, IN

Children

Julia Ann Scott May 1876
Reason Charles Scott 14 Dec 1878
Lillie Myrtle Scott 14 Apr 1883

children of Reason Miles Scott and Mary Jane (Bowman) Scott

 

Sources
1840 Federal census Martin Co, IN - age "1 male under 5"  (view census information)
1850 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 20 Sep 1850 - age 12 (view census information)
1860 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 01 Jul 1860 - age 22 (view census information)
1870 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 11 Jul 1870 - age 32 (view census information)
1880 Federal census  McCameron Twp, Martin, IN - age 42 (view census information)
1900 Federal census McCameron Twp, Martin, IN - age 62 (view census information)
1910 Federal census McCameron Twp, Martin, IN - age 72 (view census information)
Ancestry.com WWI and WWII draft registration cards; 
National Archives, Washington D.C. Service and pension records of Reason Miles Scott (personally viewed and copied)
GenGathering.com Volunteer for CA death records
Daviess Co Courthouse, Washington, IN Marriage records (personally viewed and copied)
Daviess Co Health Dept, Washington, IN Death records (personally viewed and copied)
Martin Co, IN Courthouse, Shoals, IN Marriage records; birth records (personally viewed and copied)
Carnegie Library, Washington, IN Yearbooks
Martin Co Library, Shoals, IN Obituaries; cemetery index (Burns City Cemetery); 1865 Martin Co, IN Taxpayers
Walnut Hill Cemetery, Daviess Co, IN Personally viewed and photographed tombstones
Williams Cemetery, Martin Co, IN Personally viewed and photographed tombstones
Burns City Cemetery, Burns City, Martin, IN Personally viewed and photographed tombstones
Find a Grave volunteers John C Irish and krose Tombstone and cemetery photos - Beverly Cemetery, Beverly, Lincoln, KS
Find a Grave volunteers Traci's Mom and TASM Tombstone and cemetery photos - Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, IN
Find a Grave volunteers Scott DuJardin and countedx58 Tombstone and cemetery photos - Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy, Santa Clara, CA
Find a Grave volunteers Joan Viney, Kittye Williams and Dave Churchill Tombstone and cemetery photos - Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma
Volunteer Jim Roaix Funeral records from Reed-Culiver Funeral Home, Tahlequah, OK 
Family records Records and photos belonging to Eldon and Jacqueline (Girdley) Vickers
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

 

Miscellaneous Information

1) Wife (1) of Reason Miles Scott: Nancy Jones - born 11 Mar 1841 IN; died 01 Mar 1873 Martin Co, IN; buried Williams Cemetery, Martin Co, IN; daughter of Charles Jones and Barbara Cruise.

2) Wife (2) of Reason Miles Scott: Mary Jane Bowman - see link above.

3) We have a copy of Mary Jane and Reason's marriage license.

4) From service and pension records that we viewed in the National Archives:
Reason was a private in Co B, 22nd Indiana Infantry during the Civil War.  He was drafted 21 Sep 1864 and was discharged 5 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.  He is listed as 5'4", fair complexion, black hair, black eyes.  His pension mentions the following problems: varicose veins, heart disease, disease of rectum, rheumatism, chronic diarrhea and running of bowels.  He died 21 Apr 1913.

5) We have a copy of the last letter Reason wrote to the pension office - four days before his death.  We also have 28 pages of various documents and records that were in his pension file.  If you need any of them, e-mail us.

6) We have a copy of Reason's obituary; cause of death: paralysis


Photos and/or signatures

Reason Miles Scott

unknown date

thanks to Jacqueline (Girdley) Vickers for this photo

Reason Miles Scott and his wife, Mary Jane (Bowman) Scott

Burns City Cemetery
Burns City, Martin, Indiana

photos taken by Valerie Boman

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