biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JOHN SCOTT, one of the reliable citizens and well-to-do farmers of Adams Township, was born in the Lowlands of Scotland, and came to America with his parents when quite young. They at once proceeded to Iowa and settled in this county, and both died soon afterward. They were the parents of eleven children: John, the subject of this sketch; Adam, Catharine and Mary, deceased; Agnes, the wife of David Morgan, of Tipton, Lorain Co., Ohio; Elizabeth, Mercy A. and Jane are deceased; Sarah J. is the wife of Charles Wells, of Knoxville, Iowa; Jeanette is the wife of S. Reynolds, and lives in Adams Township. The subject of this sketch received an excellent common-school education, and followed the profession of teaching until 1862, and has since that time lived a retired life. His farm consists of 101 acres of fine land in excellent cultivation and well-improved. Politically he is a Republican, and a strong man in the councils of that party. He comes of that sturdy Scotch stock who never waver in their devotion to principle, and, as a friend, sticks as close as a brother. He bears a most estimable character and is highly regarded by his friends and neighbors and an extended circle of acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy