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James M. Scott,

of the firm of Scott & Brown, grocers, Vevay, was born in Craig Township in 1837, son of Walter and Janet (Glen) Scott. His father was born near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1789; his mother near Kelmarnock, Scotland, in 1797. In 1817 they came to the United States, and in 1820 to this county, where they were married in 1825. His father was a farmer, and later a merchant at Moorefield. He died in 1879; his wife passed away in 1864. Our subject was reared to farm life, which he continued successfully for many years. April 5, 1883, he married Susanna Wiseman, a native of Craig Township, and after his marriage he removed to Vevay and began merchandising, in which he is now engaged. Mr. and Mrs. Scott have one daughter, Ethel W., born April 7, 1884.