Lemuel Leonard Scott b INDIANA s/o Olney Scott Jane Ann Bishop
Interested in connecting with descendants of Lemuel Leonard Scott who was born ca 1853 in Delaware Co IN to Olney Scott and Jane Ann Bishop. Lemuel L. Scott ended up being buried in Ft Leavenworth Nat Cem in KS and his disabled veteran records are a bit messed up regarding his date of birth. I figure they just didn't have good info. I do know he had at least TWO children and would like to trade information that I know.
See Find a Grave #132623091 for his mother. I have put family info on there.
Lemuel L Scott married twice (perhaps more). Divorced twice I believe.
Married 1st Feb 4 1874 in Delaware Co IN Sarah R Cummings with whom he had one child. However they marriage was very bad and she left the house April 1875 with the infant child and he sued for divorce and wanted the child saying she was unit. (Delaware Court records online).
He remarried Feb 18 1877 Mary ann Smith in Delaware Co IN. They are in the 1880 census living in Hartford City, Blackford co IN where he is working as a carpenter. They have one child: Rosie A Scott, age 1 in that census.
He may have remarried again because a Leila V Scott was listed as widow on some veterans paperwork.
He joined up to Serve in the Spanish American War Oct 4, 1899 serving as a Private Co D 39 US Volunteer Army. Paperwork says he was a Captain US Artillery. He was discharged March 15, 1901 as diabled due to malarial poisoning, chronic diarrhea and shoulder injury. It appears for the quite a bit of his life he had to live in veterans homes, beginning as early as Dec 15, 1908. It appears he lived in veterans homes until his death and burial. A 'nearest relative' on one veterans paperwork was listed as a Mrs. Levati Wright in Muncie, Delaware Co INdiana.
His personal effects at time of death were mailed to a 'Ruth Scott' living in Muncie IN named as daughter. I do not know if this is another child or the real name of the 'Rosie' listed above. His sister Effie (Scott) Stewart is named on his other veterans home paperwork. This solidifies him as the Lemuel L. Scott born 1853 In, son of Olney and Jane Ann Scott.