JONIE SCOTT, who is pleasantly located in township 14, range 9, and on section 28, occupies a prominent position among the leading farmers of Morgan County, wherein he is very popular. He has a snug little farm of eighty acres, improved with good buildings, and which constitutes one of the most attractive homes in this section of the country. Wide-awake, industrious and energetic, Mr. Scott each year adds something to the beauty and value of his property, and each year becomes more useful to the community at large. He is a man more than ordinarily intelligent, and in his youth acquired the practical education which serves him for all ordinary purposes.
Our subject was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1854, is the son of Eneas and Lois Scott, who were natives of England and New Jersey, respectively, and are represented on another page of this volume. He was mostly in his youth, after leaving school, engaged in farming. When ready to establish a home of his own he was united in marriage with Miss Fanny Pavord, of Philadelphia. This lady is a native of England, and was born in 1856. Her parents were natives of England, and her father a tailor by trade. They came to America in 1861, and spent their last years in Philadelphia. Their family consisted of six children, all of whom are living, and with the exception of Mrs. Scott, are residents of Philadelphia, Pa.
The three children of our subject and his estimable wife were names respectively Thomas M., Jewel E. and Minnie L. The eldest is ten years old and the youngest three, and they will be given the training and education suited to their position in life. Mrs. Scott is a member in good standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and our subject, politically, gives his support to the Democratic party. He, however, confines his attention to his farming interests, and in addition to the raising of grain keeps a goodly assortment of horses, cattle and swine. He has hosts of friends who are watching his career with kindly interest and predict for him uniform prosperity