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WILFORD L. SCOTT

 

 

WILFORD L. SCOTT, of Buckingham, farmer, was born in Upper Makefield township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1858, son of Joseph M. and Mary A. (TORBERT) SCOTT.  John SCOTT, the great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a prominent farmer in Newtown township, where his son Joseph SCOTT was born.  Joseph SCOTT was also a prominent farmer in Newtown.  He married Sarah MATHEWS, and lived and died in Newtown township.

            Joseph M. SCOTT, son of Joseph and Sarah (MATHEWS) SCOTT, born in Newtown, in 1825, was reared on a farm in Newtown township, received a good education, and was a school teacher for a number of years in Bucks county.  He later purchased a farm in Upper Makefield township, where he made his home until 1895, since which time he has resided with his daughter at Richboro.  He was for several years engaged in the lumber business, owning a large planning and saw mill at Portland, Northampton county, Pennsylvania.    In 1876 his mills and lumber yard were consumed by fire, and his insurance having expired, he was financially ruined.  In polities he is a Democrat, and has always taken an active interest in the councils of his party.  He was for several years a justice of the peace in Upper Makefield.  He married Mary A., daughter of James M. and Mary W. (SIMPSON) TORBERT, whose great-grandfather, Samuel TORBERT, came from Carrickfergus, county Antrim, Ireland, in 1726, and settled in Newtown, where he was a tanner for many years, settling later in Makefield township.  The children of Joseph M. and Mary A. (TORBERT) SCOTT were seven in number, six of whom survive, viz.: Frank, a hardware merchant of Trenton, New Jersey, residing in Yardley, Bucks county, Pennsylvania; Sallie, wife of Harry LUFF, of Richboro; George, engaged in the creamery business at Frenchtown, New Jersey; Joseph, of Trenton, in business with his brother Frank; Belle, wife of Watson HUNTER, of Montgomery county; and Wilford L. the subject of this sketch. 

The subject of this sketch was born in Upper Makefield, and reared on the farm, acquiring his education at the public schools and at Newtown Academy.  On arriving at manhood he took charge of his fatherís farm, conducting it in partnership with his father.  He married November 17, 1892, S. Jennie WILLIAMS, daughter of John and Martha WILLIAMS, of Dolington, and purchasing his present farm of 125 acres in Buckingham, removed thereon the following spring.  In politics Mr. SCOTT is a Democrat, and in religion a member of the Presbyterian church.  Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT are the parents of six children: Charlotte, Martha, Mary, Sarah, Emma, and Laura.

 

 

Text taken from page 547 to 548 of: 

 

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed August 2006 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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