Our subject was born Sept. 14, 1842, in Elizabeth, N.J., and came with his parents to this county in 1854, when a lad of twelve years. They settled in township 14, range 9, where the father carries on farming. Sylvanus was reared to man's estate under the home roof, and was married June 9, 1869, to Miss Elizabeth Dodsworth, a lady of English birth and parentage, who emigrated to America with her parents in 1854, they settling in this county. Mr. Dodsworth is now deceased, and his widow was subsequently married to Dawson Darley, who is also deceased, and Mrs. Darley occupies the old homestead in township 14, range 10. To the parents of Mrs. Scott there were born two children - Elizabeth and Thomas.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Scott were named respectively: Edward D., Sarah L., Gilbert W., Ira Eneas, Rhoda H., Winfield W., Annie and Alfred E. Mrs. Scott is a member in good standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Durbin and both our subject and his wife enjoy the friendship of a large circle of acquaintances. They have a pleasant home and everything to make life comfortable and desirable.