From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 689-690


David Scoville was born in Onondaga County, N. Y., April 21, 1832, a son of David and Sally (Sutherland) Scoville.  In 1836 his parents moved to Seneca County, Ohio, and in 1845 returned to New York where they both died.  They had a family of three sons and seven daughters.  David remained with his parents till manhood and in 1852 came to Steuben County and spent the winter; then returned to New York and remained till the death of his father.  In February, 1857, he was married to Alena Davis, daughter of John and Sally (Piper) Davis, natives of England, who immigrated to Canada in 1838, leaving Mrs. Scoville, then less than two years old, with her grandmother.  When she was eleven years old she came to America and lived with her parents three years.  When fourteen she went to New York, and there became acquainted with Mr. Scoville.  In the autumn following their marriage they came to Steuben County and engaged in farming till 1866 when they moved to Angola where they have since resided.  They have an adopted daguter -- Elsie.  In politics Mr. Scoville is a stanch Republican.  He has been Marshal of Angola several years.  He was baggage-master for the Fort Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw Railroad two years after coming to Angola.  He has accumulated a good property, although in limited circumstances when he came to the county, and now owns eighty-eight acres of valuable land, two and one-quarter miles from Angola.


Submitted by Kim Davoli