Robert Scott


ROBERT SCOTT, of Wellsburg, was born in Brooke county, January 9, 1841, the son of John and James (Henderson) Scott, both natives of Ireland. The parents were both devout members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and highly esteemed by all who knew them. The father, who was by trade a weaver, and latterly was engaged in mercantile business in Ohio, died in 1877, aged seventy-five years. His wife died at the age of forty years in 1847. Five sons and three daughters were born to them, of whom one daughter and three sons are living. At the age of eighteen years Mr. Scott began to seek an independent livelihood, working at the carpenter's trade, which he followed until 1882, when he embarked in the lumber business at Wellsburg. He is still engaged in this business, and occupies a creditable place among the enterprising, and successful business men of the town. He is active in public affairs, working as best he can for the good of the community and has for several terms held the office of councilman. He is a member of the Masonic order, is a democrat in politics, and he and wife are affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Scott was married in 1875 to Dora Bachell, daughter of John Bachell of Bethany and by this union has five chidlren: Mattie, Bessie, Pearl, John and Robert.

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