Surnames in bio: SCOTT-COWGILL-PENN-GILBERT-
LEWIS C. SCOTT
He was born in Columbiana Co., OH, the son of
William and Abigail (Cowgill) Scott, who was born
in Loudon Co., VA, and she in Hanover Co., VA.
Lewis's grandparents Scott and Cowgill, took claims
in Columbiana Co. OH, improved farms, and died
William Scott's ancestors came from England with
William Penn, and were among the first settlers of
Pennsylvania. William was of the Society of Friends.
He and Abigail had seven children all of whom were
raised in that faith. They were: Hiram, who married
Elizabeth Gilbert, they went to Iowa in 1848, and
afterward back to Ohio and died there; Margaret,
who married first to Gilbert Bailey, and second to
George Carlock, and they reside in Harrison County,
MO; Lemuel M. married Priscilla Fouty, and after
his death married Benjamin Cowgill; James C., who
married Margaret A. Cobb, and they reside in New
Waterford, Columbiana Co., OH; Rachel, deceased,
married Isaac N. Hanson who resided in California;
Johum married Maria Hanson, and they also reside
Lewis C., with mother and the five youngest
children, came to Iowa in 1849, and first settled
in Lee Co. near Pilot Grove. In 1850 the family
came to Salem, Henry Co., where they resided one
year. They next went to Mahaska Coo. where his
mother died in 1867. Two children returned to Ohio,
and two went to California. Lewis purchased a
farm in Henry Co. from Joshua Cowgill.
Our subject liked the fine climate, soil and
society of Iowa. He farms and has a harness and
shoe shop. He married June 20, 1867
to Mrs. Ann (Montgomery) Dewitt, the daughter of
John and Ann (Heward) Montgomery. They settled in
Henry County in 1839, and came from New Jersey.
General Montgomery of Revolutionary War fame was
an uncle of John, and four of the Hewards were
commissioned officers during that same war.
The granduncle of Mrs. Scott was a Captain in
the War of 1812, and her first husband was a
member of Co. D, 14th Iowa Infantry in the Civil
War. He contracted a disease in service which
ended his life.
Mrs. Scott has a son by her first marriage,
Lorenzo B. Dewitt, and had the following children
with Lewis Scott: William, Rosetta, Annette, and
Lewis Scott is a Friend, and Mrs. Scott is a
member of the Baptist Church.
Henry County, Iowa 1888 bio.
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