George W. Scott, Co. I, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Biographical Sketches of Greene County, PA, by Bates, 1888, pg 596.

George W. Scott, farmer, Rutan, PA, was born in Center Twp., this county, April 30, 1837. His parents are James and Charlotte (Straw) Scott, natives of Greene County, where they were married and remained until Mr. Scott’s death in 1884. His window is still living. George W. was united in marriage July 4, 1864, with Amanda J. Woods, who was born in Waynesburg, PA., October 25, 1843, and is a daughter of Samuel and Leah Woods (nee Divers). Mrs. Scott’s mother was born in Baltimore, MD., and her father was a native of Washington County, PA., where they were married. They settled in Waynesburg and remained until their death-Mrs. Woods dying June 6,1885, and her husband June 21, 1886. To Mr. and Mrs. Scott have been born six children, viz.- Emma L., wife of George B. McNeely, M.D.; Mary C.; Cora; Nellie L.; Reynolds and Claude. Mr. Scott has devoted his life chiefly to farming, and owns 131 acres of land where he and family reside. When the war broke out Mr. Scott entered the service of his county in Company I, Eighth Pennsylvania Reserves, and served three years. He passed through many serious engagements, and was wounded three time. He has filled the office of auditor of his township. Mrs. Scott is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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