Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H.H. Hardesty and Company, 1884.
Rpt. in West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock.
Richwood: Comstock, 1974.
SAMUEL ALEXANDER SCOTT – was born in Greenbrier County, (then) Virginia,
May 6, 1848, and was a son of James Keeble SCOTT, born in Monroe County,
(then) Virginia, January 7, 1809, and Clarissa Ann (BLACK) SCOTT, born
in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, January 25, 1823. They lived in
Greenbrier County until 1849, Fayette County until 1859, Kanawha County
until 1862, and then went to Gallia County, Ohio, where the father died
August 27, 1878; the mother is still a resident of that county. At
Gallipolis, Gallia County, in 1872, Samuel A. SCOTT wedded Justina M.
BLAZER, who was born in Gallia county in 1847. Joseph J. and Emeline
(COWDEN) BLAZER were her parents, the former born in Gallia County about
1817, and the latter born in Trumbull County, Ohio. Her mother died in
Gallia County about 1860, and her father is still living there. Mr. and
Mrs. SCOTT are the parents of four children, born: Clarissa M., October
27, 1874; Joseph B. November 29, 1875; Nellie V., February 2, 1877;
James K., August 20, 1880. In 1879, Samuel A. SCOTT returned to the
county of his nativity, and he is residing in Lewisburg, where he is
manager for the Singer Manufacturing Company.
Transcribed and submitted by Valerie Crook,