Pages 435-436, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




DANIEL HOUSTON SCOTT, of Iola, whose residence here has been extended over a period of nearly a quarter of a century, was born in Blunt county, Tennessee, November 21, 1842. His father, Daniel Scott, was born in the same county and state in 1805 and died in Sullivan county, Missouri, in 1862. Our subject's paternal grandfather was William Scott. He was born in old Virginia in 1778 and died in Blunt county, Tennessee, in 1855. He married Phebe Marr and was the father of six children: Daniel, James, Sarah, wife of John McBrin; Mary, wife of William McBrin; Jane and Charles.

Daniel Scott married Jane, a daughter of Richard McBrin. She died


in 1870 at the age of sixty-eight years. Her children were: Charles T., deceased; William H., of Livingston county, Missouri; Nancy J., who resides in Sullivan county, Missouri; John Tipton Scott, deceased; James M., deceased, and Richard and Elizabeth C., deceased; the latter was married to Andrew Johnson and left a family in Sullivan county, Missouri; Isaac A., of Fulton, Kansas; Phebe A., deceased, who married John Ruble; Daniel H.; Sarah L., wife of Byram Chapman, of Bourbon county, Kansas.

At the age of twelve years Houston Scott went with his parents to Sullivan county, Missouri, and was there limitedly schooled in the rural schools. He was a resident of that county till the year after the Civil war. He was married in 1865 to Hannah M., a daughter of John G. Anderson, who moved from Kentucky to Ripley county, Ohio, resided there some years and continued his journey westward to Livingston county, Illinois, and still another move to Linn county, Missouri. In 1868 he took up his final location in Kansas, settling at Iola in 1867. He moved to Neosho county, Kansas, where he died in 1868.

Mr. Scott settled temporarily in Bourbon county upon his advent to Kansas. He entered Allen county in 1874 and three years later he came into Iola. He was essentially a farmer up to the date of his location in this city, since which time he has been engaged as a mechanic. He has done much of the mason work in old Iola and only within the recent past has his physical condition forced his retirement from active work.

Mr. Scott is one of the well known Grand Army men of Allen county. November 2nd, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, Twenty-third Missouri Infantry, which regiment was a part of Sherman's army. At the battle of Shiloh Mr. Scott was taken prisoner. He was in the Rebel prisons at Montgomery, Alabama, and at Macon, Georgia, seven and a half months and was exchanged. He reached his regiment again December 25th and served with it till December 30th, 1864, when he was mustered out at Savannah, Georgia. He was in the battles of Lovejoy Station, Peachtree Creek, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta and Snakehead Gap.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott's family consists of the following children: James Winfield, of Coffeyville, Kansas; May L., of Blackfoot, Idaho; Anna M., of Whittier, California; Lottie Alice, of Blackfoot, Idaho; William H., one of the leading barbers of Iola; Bertha and Ruby Scott. The first three daughters are well known and efficient teachers in their respective homes and May L. Scott was named by the Republicans of her county for the office of County Superinteodent in 1898, and again in 1890 and was elected to the office.

The political history of the Scotts reveals the fact that they have been Whigs and then Republican, as those parties existed. Houston Scott became a Republican when his attention was first turned toward politics. His fealty to the principles of that party has been constant and such steadfastness is a matter of personal pride to himself and of satisfaction to his party.

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