CHARLES C. SCOTT, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Athens; was born in Hardin Co., Ohio, Dec. 6, 1849. His father Charles C. Scott, was a native of Kentucky, as was the mother, whose maiden name was Jane Patterson. They were the parents of nine children, four of whom are now living. The father departed this life Jan. 28, 1854. Our subject was brought up to farm labor; he received a good common-school education; at 18 years of age, he embarked in the mercantile business; in 1869, he came on a visit to Menard Co., Ill., where he became acquainted with Miss Hulda Kincaid, to whom he was married, March 24, 1875; she is a daughter of John Kennedy Kincaid, one of the early settlers of Menard Co.; she as born Aug. 15, 1854. From this union there have been two children - Warren C., born Oct. 14, 1876, and Kennedy E., Dec. 27, 1878. Mr. Scott owns eighty acres of nicely improved land. Is a Republican in politics and a member of the Christian Church.