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William C. Scott,

farmer, Pleasant Township. His father, Walter Scott, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the year 1789, and is a son of William and Christiana Scott; both were natives of Scotland, who immigrated with their family to this county with four children, viz.: John, Walter, Margaret and Nancy. In the year 1818 Mr. Scott purchased land in Craig Township, which was unimproved. In Craig he lived a number of years, and also resided for a time in Pleasant Township. Eventually he removed to Madison, where he died. The grandfather and grandmother both died in Craig Township, each at the remarkable age of one hundred years. Walter Scott was married in this county, to Jannet Glenn. Walter was a Presbyterian in religious belief, and took an active part in church work, as well as in the development of schools. Six children were born to them, viz.: William C., David (deceased), John (deceased), Robert, James and Ann (deceased). The living reside in the county, and are among its substantial citizens. William C. Scott was born in Craig Township in the year 1826. He was reared to farm pursuits, and in the district school obtained a limited education. He was married, in 1847, and subsequently lived in Craig Township till 1880, when he removed to Pleasant Township, where he has a desirable home. To him and wife have been born five children, of whom three are living, viz.: Robert, Bruce and Irvine; two deceased, viz.: Walter and Arthur. He owns 225 acres of good land adjoining the village of Moorefield.