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Orrin Peer Allen.
OF HATFIELD. MASS.,
John Scott of Springfield, Mass.,
ORRIN PEER ALLEN,
Compiler of the Genealogies of The Families of Allen, Cady, Doolittle,
F'airman, Johnson, Lee, Scott, Etc., Etc.
Curator of the Palmer Historical Society.
Member of the Society Sons of the American Revolution.
Go count thy sires of honored name;
Add thou to thine ^./air a fame ;
Then shall the fa Y y^^>'s confess
That thou didst . thy branch to bless.
Published by the Author.
From the Press of C. B. Fiske & Company.
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This genealogy is arranged according to the plan adopted by the New-
England Historical and Genealogical Register, which has come into general
use. Thus on page 21 the figures on the left of the page denote the
successive numbers of the heads of the families which will be taken up
again ; when a number Ls omitted before a name it indicates that such a name
will not be mentioned again. Thus 11, i, William, etc., we find again on
page 2 7, where he is brought up with full particulars and his full family record
given. The small exponent figures as on page 27, which follow thus, William*
Scott (William-, William'), show the number of the generation from the
common ancestor William Scott.
Abbreviations. â€” b. for born; d. for died; m. for married; unm. for
unmarried; dau. for daughter.
Old .^xd New Style. â€” All dates prior to 1752 are supposed to conform
to the old style then used.
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Primarily the writer was prompted to undertake the compilation
of the Scott Genealogy because of his connection with the family
by marriage, and because so little had appeared in print concerning
the descendants of William Scott of Hatfield. The quest for
material has extended through the period of fifteen years, as time
could be spared to devote to the subject. All available means have
been resorted to for the purpose of rendering the work as complete
as possible, by search in public records and through extensive corre-
spondence in this country and Canada. A few families may not be
found in this compilation because no response could be obtained in
answer to solicited records, and a limited number of families seem
to have dropped out of the reach of earnest inquiry.
Only those who have engaged in similar work can realize the
needed patience and perseverance required to bring such a task to a
satisfactory conclusion. For this reason the compiler desires to
acknowledge his great indebtedness to the hosts of correspondents
who have, in the main, so heartily responded to his inquiries, and
have made the completion of the genealogy possible. He has been
especially indebted to the late lamented William M. Scott of Cam-
bridge, Vt., who took a deep and abiding interest in the prosecution
of the work, and gathered a valuable amount of data pertaining to
his branch of the Scott family. It was through his earnest search
that the descendants of Daniel Scott were found in Canada, who
had been lost sight of for an entire century.
The descendants of John Scott of Springfield have been given a
place in this work, because by many he is thought to have been a
near relative to William Scott, although the connection has not as
yet been made clear.
As no work of this nature has yet attained to perfection, the com-
piler desires any one who may discover any error to kindly advise
him of it, that it may be corrected in an addenda if advisable.
Again thanking all who have rendered aid, the compiler trusts
that this completed work will prove an acceptable memorial of a
time-honored family, whose sons and daughters have contributed so
much to the material welfare of their respective communities.
ORRIN PEER ALLEN.
Palmer, Mass., June 23, 1906.
List of Illustrations,
Antiquity of the Name of Scott, ....
The Scott Coats of Arms, .....
Some Scotts Who Came Early to this Country,
Descendants of William Scott of Hatfield,
A. â€” The Canadian Branch of Scotts,
B. â€” Descendants of Eli Scott, ....
C. â€” Captain Waitsell Scott, .....
John Scott of Springfield, Mass., ....
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
To face pages as indicated below
Orrin Peer Allen,
Mrs. Polly (Scott) Gates,
Mrs. Martha (Gates) Matteson,
Seba Austin Helton,
Mrs. Martha A. (Miller) Scott,
William Henry Scott, M. D.,
Orasmiis Alonzo Scott,
Eleazer Guernsey Scott,
Mrs. Sarah A. (Noyes) Scott,
Julia Adeline Scott,
Henry Harrison Howland,
Mrs. Lucinda (Scott) Howland,
Erasmus Alvah Scott,
Mrs. Elizabeth P. (Noyes) Scott
Hon. Obed Edson,
Mrs. Sarah (Scott) Edson,
John Milton Edson,
John Milton Edson Jr.,
Willis Scott Edson,
Mrs. Bertha F. (Edson) Hammond,
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Scott and granddaughter
Hon. Rufus Leonard Scott,
Clara Louise Scott,
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
Rufus Leonard Scott Jr., .
Charles Warren Smead,
Mrs. Sarah E. (Scott) Smead,
Joel Eleazer Guernsey Scott,
Mrs. Mary (Barclay) Scott,
Mrs. Lucinda E. (Scott) Allen,
Walter Scott Allen,
Julia .Adeline Allen,
Lillie May Allen,
Clayton C. Scott,
Warren A. Scott,
William Morgan Scott,
Mrs. Jennie A. (Fillebrown) Scott,
Marcus Duane Scott,
George Valentine Scott and family.
Home of George V. Scott, Campello, Mass
Capt. David Scott,
Judge Winfield Scott,
Col. John David Scott,
Capt. Benjamin Forbes,
Thomas Chester Forbes,
Heatherton, Home of John S. Goodwin, Naperville, 111.,
Antiquity of the Name of Scott.*
" The theory of Professor Inness of Edinborough University, in
relation to the original name of Scott in Scotland, is that long before
surnames were known the people of that country who wandered into
England received the distinctive appellation of Scotus or Scot, and
returned to Scotland bearing the name of Scot in addition to their
former name. The canny lad who crossed the border a plain
Robert, returned in time from England as Robert Scot, and reared
a family who retained the surname of their ancestor. In 1686
Satchells wrote a history of the name of Scott, in which he carried
it back to the days of Charlemagne.
" Buchanan, in his history of Scotland, confirms this. He asserts
that Charles the Great sent to Scotland for some learned and pious
men who read philosophy in Greek and Latin at Paris, among
whom were Johannes, surnamed Scotus. He was the preceptor of
Charlemagne and left many monuments of learning which puts it
beyond a doubt that the surname of Scot is of great antiquity.
" But Hector Beothius, and other historians, among whom are
Verraundus, Cornelius, and Scoleger, claim a still more remote
antiquity for the name of Scot than is accorded by Satchells.
Boethius avers that the name of Scot originated from Scota, the
daughter of that Pharaoh, king of Egypt, that was drowned in the
Red Sea. Thus : â€” Gathelus, son of Cecrops, first king of Athens,
and a native of Egypt, became so insolent and troublesome at his
father's court that he was banished the kingdom ; wherefore with a
large band of fugutives he left Greece and went to Egypt in the
*N. E. Genealogical Register, Vol. XXIII, p. 121.
â€¢Extracts from a paper by Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, O.
time of Moses, at a period when Pharaoh was engaged in a war
with neighboring nations; joining his forces with the Egyptions, he
was made a general and soon subdued the natives at war with
Pharaoh, and so won the favor and confidence of that monarch that
he gave his daughter, named Scota, in marriage. About this time
Egypt was visited with the plague of which we read, because
Pharaoh would not let the children of Israel go. In order to escape
from the i)lague, which was carrying off multitudes, Gathelus and
Scota, his wife, with a large number of Greeks and Egyptians put to
sea and afterwards landed in Spain, called that portion of the country
Port Gathale, which is now known as Portugal. Here he named the
people " Scottis," from the affection he bore to his wife Scota.
" After years of bloody wars with the barbarians of Spain
Gathelus, with his colony, sailed for and landed in Ireland, and
afterwards went over to the northern part of Britain, which was
called Scotland (the land of the Scots) from the Scots who planted
" We have the testimony of Seneca that the name of Scot was
known to some writer in the first century. The Bishop of Aberdeen,
who searched all the monuments of antiquity of Scotland, says all
concur that the name of Scot was derived from Scota, the most
important person in the colony.
" Lx)ng anterior to the general use of surnames, natives of Scotland
who domiciled in England in the same period, or other countries,
added " Scotus " to their proper name to denote their nativity or
descent, as Johannes, surnamed Scotus, mentioned by Buchanau ;
John Duns Scotus, one of the greatest scholars of his time, of whom
Halles says " at Oxford 30,000 pupils attended his lectures ; "
Marianus Scotus, the learned monk of Fulde, historian, etc.
"As we come down to the Norman period in England, distin-
guished persons who had Scotch blood in their veins added the
christian name " le Scot," as John le Scot last Earl of Chester, and
his grand nephew, William Baliol le Scot, ancestor of the Scotts of
Scotts Hall, Kent.
" In process of time the tendency of North Britain to pass into
England became common, and as surnames came generally into use
about the eleventh century, many descendants of Scotia assumed
the name of Scott, usually spelled with one t, down to the beginning
of the seventeenth century, with few exceptions.
" The Scotts of Harden, according to good authority, sprang from
the Laird of Sintur, of which family was Sir Waher Scott ; another
notable member of this family is the Rev. Dr. Robert Scott, a
proficient scholar and master of Baliol College, Oxford.
"The Scotts of Scotts Hall, Kent, trace their pedigree in an
unbroken line through Dervorgille (daughter and one of the heirs of
Alan, lord of Galloway, Constable of Scotland), the mother of
William Baliol Scot, to Fergus, king of Scotland, in the time of
Alexander the Great, to Rollo, first duke of Normandy ; Baldwin,
first Count of Flanders ; Henry I, emperor of Germany ; Waldimer
the Great of Russia ; Romanus I, of the Greek empire ; Alfred the
Great ; William the Conqueror ; and finally to Charlemagne ; mainly
through female branches ; also to David I, of Scotland, and Stuard,
earl of Northumberland, of a different line. The old Norman
church at Brabourne, Kent, contains many monuments of the Scotts
of Scotts Hall, some of which date back to the thirteenth century.
In Kent, Staffordshire, and the Scotch border, for long generations
the family of Scott has been one of great wealth and power ; at
one period it was said the Scotts of Scotts Hall could travel from
Brabourne to London (some fifty or sixty miles) without leaving the
estates of the family connections. It is an historical record that in
1665 "Lady Anna Scott was esteemed the greatest fortune and most
accompHshed lady of the Isle of Britain."
" In Scotch history we meet with John Scot, a native of Cheshire,
England, who was elected Bishop of St. Andrews in 1178. The first
of the name of Scot to be met with in English history after sur-
names came into general use was John Scott, the last earl of Chester,
born A. D. 1206 ; Sir Peter Scott, first mayor of Newcastle in 1251,
and Sir Nicholas Scott his son, capital Bailiff of Newcastle in 1269.
The Scotts of Holden, Kent, date back to John Scott, 1442.
" During the last six centuries those bearing the name of Scott
have earned honors in literature, arts and arms, and have frequently
performed parts that have turned the tide even in the destiny of
" Better hearts o'er the border sod
To seige or rescue never trod."
The Scott Coats of Arms.
'Ihe name of Scott ranks among the most prominent British
surnames, nearly 60 coats of arms l)eing assigned to it in the
Herald's College, and Durke gives the arms of 94 of the name,
while the London Directory shows about 200 merchants, traders and
bankers of this name in that metropolis.
The Heraldric Journal, p. 103, gives good reasons for supposing
that the Scotts of New England came from the branches of Scotts
Hall, Kent Co., England, so as a matter of general interest I give a
description of the coat of arms of this famous house as follows :
Shield of eight quarterings, viz : â€”
1. Argent, three Ca.thcrine wheels sable, a bordure engrailed,
2. Barry of six, argent and gules, a chief vaire.
3. Purpure, a lion rampant, and crowned, gold.
4. Chequy, gold and azure.
5. Argent qutte de sang, a saltier sable.
6. Argent, a bend double, cotised, gules.
7. Gules a fesse between six cross-croslets, fitchee, argent.
8. Gules, a chevron between three trifoils argent.
Some Scotts Who Came Early to This Country.
Of the Scott families which came early to this county the
following are known to have been connected with the branches of
the Scotts of Scotts Hall, Kent, viz : â€” Richard Scott of Providence ;
John Scott of Eong Island fame, who came in 1642 ; Judge Edward
Scott of Newport, R. L, and his cousin, James Scott, about 17 10.
The above Richard Scott was probably the son of Richard of
Crlemsford, England, born in 1607 ; he was of the church in Boston
1634. He soon removed to Providence. He married Catherine
Marbury, 1637-8. He was said to have been the first convert of the
Quakers in New England. He d. 1681-2; his wife d. 1687, ae.
Their children were :
HL Mary, m. Aug. 12, 1666, Christopher Holder.
IV. Patience, m. Sept. 28, 1668, Henry Beere.
INTRODUCTION. 1 1
V. Deliverence, m. Aug. 30, 1670, VVilliam Richardson.
VI. A daughter who m. Gov. Walter Clarke.
The connections of the following have not been traced ; some of
them may have been from the branches of the Kent Scotts.
Benjamin Scott was early of Braintree, Mass., about 1643. He d.
and wid. Hannah m. 21st of 7th mo., 1647, John Harbor.
His children were :
I. Hannah, b. in England; m. in Braintree iSth nth
mo., 165:^, Christopher Webb. Their children were
Peter, John, Christopher, Hannah, Benjamin, Mary,
II. John, b. 25th loth mo., 1640; d. soon.
III. Peter, b. Mar. 6, 1643.
IV. Benjamin, d. 16S3; bequeathed to Benjamin, son of
his bro. Peter Scott, and to ch. of his brother-in-
law, Christopher Webb. There may have been
The above Peter Scott of Braintree m. 2 2d loth mo., 1673,
Abigail Neale. He d. Aug. 11, 1693.
Their children were :
I. Benjamin, b. 24th 9th mo., 1676; m. May 31, 1699,
II. John, b. 9th 4th mo., 167S.
III. Peter, b. Sept. 20, 1680.
IV. Abigail, b. Oct. i, 1685.
V. Joseph, b. Dec. 28, 168S.
Steven Scott of Braintree, m. 27th 5th mo., 1664, Sarah Lamb.
He may have been a son of Benjamin Scott. He had a dau. b.
1665 ; a son b. 1667 ; and Ellen, b. 1670.
Robert Scott t
was admitted to the church at Boston 15th loth mo., 1633, and was
a merchant there in 1639. His wife, Elizabeth, was admitted to
the church 1638, and was granted administration on husband's
estate Mar. 24, 1653. She m. (2) John Sweet.
Children b. in Boston : â€”
I. Nathaniel, bapt. 19th 6th mo., 1638.
II. Elizabeth, b. loth loth mo., 1640.
*Vide Braintree Records.
fVide Pope's Pioneers of Mass.
III. Mary, b. 28th 12th mo., 1642.
IV. John, b. and d. 1645.
V. Samuel, bapt. 1st 6th mo., 1647.
\'I. John, bapt. 6th 3d mo., 1649.
\"II. Joseph, bapt. 9th 4th mo., 1650.
VIII. Redemption, b. Mar. 2, 1653.
IX. DeHverance, bapt. 6th ist mo., 1653.
X. Eleazer, b. July 18, 1654.
Benjamin Scott^ was of Cambridge, where his wife Mary had
Joseph, b. 1644; Benjamin, b. 1645. By wife Margaret had John,
b. 1648. He probably removed to Rawley, Mass., 1652, where he
had Samuel, b. 1655, and two daughters, where his will was made
and probated in 167 1. His widow, Margaret, was executed as a
witch in Salem, Sept. 22d, 1693.
John Scott was of Salem, 1648 ; he probably went to Providence,
R. I., where by his wife Rebecca had
I. Sarah, b. Sept. 29, 1662.
II. John, b. Mar. 14, 1664.
III. Mary, b. Feb. i, 1666.
IV. Catherine, b. May 20, 1668.
V. Deborah, b. Dec. 24, 1669.
VI. Sylvanus, b. Nov. 10, 1672.
Thomas Scott, probably of Boston, Co. Lincoln, Eng., came to
Cambridge, Mass., about 1630, and settled in Hartford, Conn., about
1635. He was accidentally shot by John Ewe and died Nov. 6,
1643. His widow, Ann, m. (2) Nov. 7, 1644, Thomas Ford, who
later removed to Northampton.
Children of Thomas and Ann Scott, probably all b. in England : â€”
I. Mary, m. Nov. 7, 1644, Robert Porter of Hartford.
II. Sarah, m. Dec. 5, 1645, John Stanly of Hartford.
III. I'^li/.abeth, m. Feb. 3, 164S, John Loomis, son of
Joseph, who came from England before 1659.
IV. Thomas, is said to have been an invalid and died at
Hartford not long after his father's decease.
" Thomas Scott, ae. 40, with wife Elizabeth, ae. 40, and ch.
Elizabeth ae. 9, Abigail ae. 7, Thomas ae. 6, came in the Elizabeth
of Ipswich Apr. 30, 1634. Martha Scott, ae. 60, came in the same
ship. He settled at Cambridge; propr. 1634; freeman Mar. 4,
1634-5. Removed to Ipswich; propr. 1635; town officer 1653.
He was a son of Henry Scott of Rattlesden, Suffolk, yeoman, and
his wife Martha. The father d. in 1624, and the widow came as
above ; her dau. Ursula, wife of Richard Kembold or Kimball, came
in the same ship. Will dated Mar. 8, 1653-4, probated 28th ist
mo., 1654, beq. to son Thomas, daus. Elizabeth, Abigail, Hannah,
Sarah and Mary Beas ; Richard Kimball-, Thomas Rawlinson Sen.,
and Edmund Bridges, execs. His son, Thomas Scott of Stamford,
Conn., sold land in Ipswich by his agent, Richard Kimball, Jan. 31,
1654. He paid legacy of his father to his sister Hannah, wife of
Edmund Lockwood of Stamford, Mar. 15, 1667. After his death in
1683 his sisters Abigail, wife of Hamel Bosworth, and Elizabeth
Spofford, with Thomas Patch, petitioned for re-administration of the
estate of their father (Essex Files 41, 71). The widow married
Ezekiel Rogers, made will at Boston June 22, 1678; prob. 2d 6th
mo., 1678 ; beq. to son and dau. Snelling's children and dau. Martha
Thomas Scott Jr. m. Margaret, dau. of William Hubbard, and
removed to Stamford, Conn., where he d. in 1657 ; his widow
returned to Ipswich and m. (2) Ezekiel Rogers. The son and a
dau., Margaret, of this Thomas Scott are accounted for in this way :
This Margaret Scott m, a Rogers, probably a son of her step-father,
and this son deposing in 1693 says: " My grandfather and mother
Scott had two children, Thomas and Margaret, my mother.
Thomas, my uncle, went into England in 1683 and died there.
Edward Scott was of Hadley before 1670, where he m. 1670
Elizabeth Webster, probably dau. of Gov. John Webster. She d.
Mar. 13, 1689, ae. 40. He removed later to New Haven.
Children : â€”
I. EHzabeth, b. 1671.
II. Sarah, b. 1674.
III. Thomas, b. 1675.
IV. John, b. 1677.
V. Ebenezer, b. 1681. '
iTTT* A >â– twins, b. 1682 .
VII. Ann 3 '
VIII. Hannah, b. Nov. i, 1689.
" Gen. Winfield Scott's grandfather was a Scotchman of the Clan
Buccleuch, who escaped from the field of Culloden in 1748." I
Hotton's list of emigrants we find the name of William Scott, who
embarked from Gravesend Aug. 21, 1635, for Virginia, ae. 24.
*Vide Pope's Pioneers of Mass.
Descendants of William Scott of Hatfield, Mass.
Long and dilligent search has been made for the parentage of
William Scott, but as yet the problem remains unsolved. There
seems to have been no clue left by which we can judge whence or
when he came to this country, for it now seems probable that he was
an emigrant. He first appears on the scene at Hatfield about 1668,
just a little later than John Scott at Springfield ; and from the similar
names in both families the inference is drawn that they may have
been brothers or very near of kin, for John also has left no trace of
his ancestory. It is to be deplored that they left no record of their
extraction to gratify the reasonable curiosity of their descendants.
It is quite reasonable, however, to suppose that they were both
scions of that proud house of Scotts of Scotts Hall of Kent,
England, from which so many claim descent in this country, but this
is only conjecture. The late J. M. Crafts, in his history of Whately,
favors the opinion that William Scott was the son of Thomas of
Hartford, but a few months before his death he wrote me that he
had abandoned that idea and averred his belief that he was his
grandson ; but in presenting his argument to prove this suggestion
he had overlooked the fact that he had merged the lives of Thomas
Scott of Ipswich and Thomas of Hartford into the same person,
which fact upsets his theory. The reader will clearly see that our
William Scott could not have been a descendant of either by care-
fully reading the sketches of them in previous pages. My suggestion
is that our William Scott may have been connected in some way
with Benjamin Scott of Braintree, where his father-in-law, \Villiam
Allis, was located some twelve years before settling in Hadley, which
might account for his acquaintance with his future wife and for his
coming to Hatfield.
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SCOIT. 15
As before stated, William Scott came to that part of Hadley now
Hatfield, about 1668. He married, Jan. 28, 1670, Hannah, daughter
of Lieut. William AUis of Hatfield, b. about 1649. Lieut. Allis was
an emigrant from England who settled first in Watertown, then in
Braintree 1656 to 1658, later in Hartford, and finally was one of
the original proprietors of Hadley in 1661. He was assigned a
houselot on the west side of the river, now Hatfield, where he
became the leading citizen for many years. He held the office of
deacon, lieutenant of cavalry, justice of the peace and selectman.
He died Sept. 6, 1678. His estate was inventoried at _;^496-6s*.
Aug. 8, 1670, William Scott was assigned a home lot 20 rods in
width on the east side of the street near the north end of the street,
opposite of Sergt. Ben Wait's, and this lot of Ben Wait's was where
John Brown lived in 1882. There were two lots north of William
Scott's before we reach the road running to the ferry. f Jan. 16,
167 1, he had another grant of land on the plains. Lie also had
division in the commons. Hatfield street as first laid out extended
one mile north and south ; the street was about 10 rods wide and
the house lots of about eight acres each were laid out on each side.
As William Scott was some seven years later in coming than the
original settlers his home, as has been stated above, was located at
the north end of the long street, near the present estates of Ellis
Wait and William Dorothy (according to information furnished by
Mr. D. W. Wells of Hatfield).
Here then our ancestor began life in a somewhat rude house ; but
as a sawmill had been erected in Hatfield in 1664 or 5, no doubt he
had a framed house inclosed by boards in a plain way. But this old
first home has passed away long ago, as have all the others which
were then scattered along the old street. At this time there were
probably about thirty families in town. The rich meadows of
Hatfield were mostly clear of trees when the whites settled there,
and ready for the plow, where the red race for ages had raised corn ;
so the yeomen of the valley had a much easier time to commence
life than those who settled in the hill towns.
"The Hatfield lands were mostly purchased from the Indian
chiefs Umponchalla and Quanquont, of the Norwottuck tribe." J