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J. W. Scott?
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938 posts
Jan 10, 2014
9:45 AM
Pat Gorman, President of the Lee County Genealogical Society asked the following in their newsletter. Can anyone help?

Who is J. W. Scott?? As many of you know for the last 2½ years I have been restoring GAR grave markers at Oakwood Cemetery. Of the 317 possible 196 have been restored or replaced, while the rest are gone or buried. While collecting markers off the Oakwood graves I came across one, Star #69 that was on the wrong grave. Sadly MANY are found that way but are returned to the correct grave by the use of our LCGS records. When the restoration was complete I found that the soldier it belonged to had no gravestone of any kind.. I checked the walked records and found nothing! I then checked the Sexton records and only found a listing with his name, no date of birth, no date of death, no internment date no nothing! The veteran's burial book listed the lot# as 422, but had NO military info. Oakwood records listed the plot as having the graves of Arthur & Emily Deming, Mrs. Phebe King & Mrs. M.C. Weyburn graves along with JW. City directories, county histories and newspaper indexes have no mention of him. Going back I'll be checking all records concerning Phebe King and Mrs. M.C. Weyburn and still hunting for anything on J W. We will keep you informed with what is found. The eventual conclusion will be getting a Civil War grave marker for Mr. Scott. In the meantime if anyone out there has anything that can help, let us know.

Happy New Year, Patrick Gorman, Pres. LCGS
204 posts
Jan 10, 2014
2:57 PM
I did a little looking. Asa's son J.W., appears to be a Jesse Willard Scott. Died 1916, and has a obit in the Gazette. Appears to have married more than once. However, I cannot make any connection to the Civil War for him.

939 posts
Jan 11, 2014
8:20 AM
Thanks for checking, Jack.

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