This grave is apparently unmarked. His death certificate in Morgan County shows that he was a son of Tennessee native Steven Scott and Illinois native Mary Griffith Scott. Cause of David's death was a self-inflicted gunshot in the temple. The incident took place in Arcadia Precinct. A news item in the Jacksonville Daily Journal listed his survivors as a sister, Bess, of Champaign County, Illinois; and three brothers, one of who was John L. Scott of Winchester, Illinois. David was listed as an unmarried laborer. His body was taken to the home of his brother-in-law, John White, who resided 2 1/2 miles northwest of Arcadia.

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