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Waldron M. SCOTT
c 1835 - Sep 9, 1905
(Paternal Grandfather of Vernon Jewell SCOTT)
- BIRTH: c 1835, White Plains, New York, USA
- DEATH: Sep 9, 1905, Fort Scott, Kansas, USA
Family 1 : Mary Ann JOHNSON
- MARRIAGE: March 15, 1864, Croton, Lee County, Iowa, USA
- Minnie A. SCOTT - born: January 14, 1865
- James SCOTT - born: 1866
- Cora SCOTT - born: 1868
- Eva Alta SCOTT - born: October 1869
- Caroline Elizabeth SCOTT - born: July 22, 1871
- Mabel S. SCOTT - born: 1873
- Walter Emanuel SCOTT - born: July 26, 1876
- Charles Augustus SCOTT - born: 1878
- Hetty SCOTT - born: July 14, 1880
- Mary G. SCOTT - born: September 18, 1882
- Edmund Hyatt SCOTT (Eddie)
Click here to see the Scott family Ancestor Tree:
_James W. SCOTT __________|
|--Waldron M. SCOTT
|_Caroline Augusta HYATT __|
He was born circa 1835. He would have been about eleven years old when the family moved west.
They moved to Monmouth in Warren County, Illinois. The town of Monmouth is in the western part of Illinois,
not far from the Mississippi River.
Sometime during the 1850s, Waldron moved further west-southwest. (Son Waldron is listed in the Warren County,
Illinois census of 1850, but not 1860.) He settled in the tiny hamlet of Garland, Kansas.
Today Garland does not appear on most maps, but is located right on the Kansas-Missouri line,
about eight miles south-southeast of Fort Scott, Kansas.
Waldron appears to have worked as a coal-miner there, either before or after the Civil War (this info from his son,
Walter Emanuel), or both.
His Military Record of Interment indicates that he was a Corporal who was promoted to Sergeant and served with
Co. F, 7th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the United States Army during the Civil War from June 1861 to
Nov 1864. He is buried in grave 109A, Section 1 of the Fort Scott National Historic
Site, Kansas. Fort Scott is 60 miles south of Kansas City on Hwy 69. See
his interment record.
According to his Military Record from the Missouri State Archives, Sgt. Waldron Scott was age
25 and served with the Union 7th Regiment Infantry Volunteers, Company F. His commanding officer was Captain Russell.
Click here for the History of the UNION 7th REGIMENT INFANTRY
as documented in the work "A COMPENDIUM OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION" by F.H. Dyer:
His military record indicates that he enlisted on June 1, 1861 in St. Louis, Missouri. His company was mustered-in on
June 28, 1861 in St. Louis. The remarks are difficult to read. They seem to indicate that he was
Discharged on Sept, 1863 by reason of wounds at the Battle
of Raymond, Mississippi, May 12, 1863 in the larger fight for Vicksburg.
According to his Civil War Pension record, his widow was Mary Ann Johnson.
Here is an interesting history of the "Irish
Seventh" by the MISSOURI IRISH BRIGADE OF CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTORS.
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