Scott Family notes
The following information was gathered by:
708 McGowan Street
Brookfield, MO 64628-1110
The burial plot of Ebenezer & Elizabeth Scott
Leah Elizabeth Kermott Scott the daughter of Edward Kermott
New Garden Cemetery
Northeast of Brookfield
Located in Linn Co, MO
SE ¬, Section 8, Township 58, Range 19
Rev. E. J. Scott
born in England on May 10, 1811
died Jan 20, 1890
Wife: Leah Elizabeth Kermott Scott
born in Wakefield, New Brunswick on Jan 31, 1821
died in Brookfield, MO on May 6, 1900
1870 Census of Linn Co, MO ? Copied and compiled by Elizabeth Ellsberry
412 Scott: Ebenezer 58 M Eng
Elizabeth 48 F NB Walter 15 M Canada Ellen 11 F NY
Wrights Funeral Records & MY Rusk Funeral Records 1882-1918
E. J. Scott, born May 10, 1801 Dorsctshire, England,
Died Northeast of Brookfield on Jan 21, 1890 age 82.
Burial: New Garden Cemetery.
Ordered by Neff Lord.
Excerpts of Linneus Bulletin 1887-1894 (Jan 30th paper)
Elder E. J. Scott, born Dorsetshire, England b. May 1811 died (no date given) to Linn Co 1866. Invalid since the cyclone struck his farm in 1877. Was a Baptist minister.
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1882 History of Linn County
The Tornado of 1876?At about five P. M., September 5, 1876, the ?tornado of ?76? struck Brookfield. A heavy cloud first came from the north-west and was met by a violent storm from the southwest. There ensued a most terrible and destructive war of the elements. In Brookfield, the barn of A. K. Lane, valued at $1,000, was demolished. The Methodist Episcopal church building was blown down and completely wrecked; the organ, pulpit and sofa were saved, a portion of the roof falling so as to cover them. Total loss to the church, $2,500. The colored school building was blown down, loss, $1,200. Mr. Tharp?s house in the southern part of town was prostrated, and Mr. Tharp severly injured. The walls of Bowden?s new brick building, which were up to the second story, were blown in. In all parts of town, chimneys, trees, and out-buildings were blown over. Two miles east of town, Nephi Lord?s house went to pieces. E. J. Scott?s house was demolished, and Mr. Scott and his father-in-law were injured. W. T. Hunter?s house was destroyed, and Mr. Hunter had is arm broken. Payton Haine?s house was wrecked, and Mrs. Haines was hurt. John Moore?s house went down. The coal-works were dismantled. Many barns were unroofed, and smaller buildings scattered. R. E. Lee?s fine orchard was ruined. Southwest of Brookfield cornfields and orchards were leveled. The same storm was generally destructive throughout the southern portion of the country. This being Presidential year, considerable interest was taken in the campaign by the Republican and Democratic partisans. Tilden and Hendricks and Hayes and Wheeler clubs were organized and paraded on different occasions. At the November election the vote stood in Brookfield, Hayes, 347; Tilden, 264. On the second of November there was a railroad accident at Yellow Credk bridge, east of town. Four couches of the early morning west-bound train were throuwn from the track at the coal-mine side-track y the derangement of the switch. Many passengers were injured, but none seriously. The wounded were brought to Brookfield and cared for. December twenty-first, the remarkable meteor known as ?the Fort Scott meteor,? passed over Brookfield, creating some consternation and a great deal of wonder. One old darkey servant woman ran into the house and exclaimed, ?Hi, Lord ?a Massa; de moon?s busted!?
[Notes by D. E. Kermott, May 17, 2002 ? How long will it be before all our history books are re-written to remove the politically-incorrect or religious statements?]
Friday, January 31, 1890
In Memory of Elder Scott.
As announced in the Gazette last week the funeral of Rev. E. J. Scott whose death occurred on Tuesday, Jan 21, took place from the family residence seven miles northi of St. Catherine, at 10 a. m. on Sunday and the burial at the New Garden cemetry, five miles northeast of Brookfield. The funeral discourse was preached by Rev, G. C. Sparrow, of Macon, from 11 Timothy IV: 7 ??I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course; I have kept the faith.?
The following facts, furnished by a friend of the family, will be read with interest by those who knew this venerable minister and his family:
E. J. Scott was born in Dorsctshire, England, in 1811. His people came to Canada when he was 10 years of age. He settled in Western New York, and was there in 1844 ordained to the Baptist ministry. He served as pastor in Western New York until he came to Missouri in 1866, under the auspices of the Home Mission society located at Linneus. He labored there on year them moved to Brookfield, where he preached two years. He then purchased land and made a farm near Brookfield. It was here, in 1877, the great cyclone of that year destroyed his house and so severely injured him, that he was ever after an invalid. His last words were: ?What a glorious change from a world of sin and sorrow to a world of glory.? And thus he passed away. Those acquainted with elder Scott, when in the prime of his life, counted him one of the ablest preachers of his day. Peace to his ashes.
Dec 12, 1878
Kermott?Wednesday morning, December, 11, 1878. Edward Kermott aged 87 years. The funeral services will be held at the residence of E. J. Scott, Sunday the 15 inst., at 11 o?clock, A. M. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
?Father Kermott,? whose death and last obsequies are above announced was a native of the Isle of Man, afterward lived in New Brunswick, and later in Canada, whence after the death of his wife seven years ago, he came to Brookfield, and has since resided with his son-in-law Rev. E., J. Scott. Mr. Kermott was a man of dep and earnest piety, having been a Christian from his boyhood. His faith remained firm, and his reliance upon God sure, to the last. His surviving children are Dr. J. W. Kermott of Detroit, Rev. W. J. Kermott of Chicago, who was here on a visit a short time since, Rev. C. H. Kermott now in Canada, and Mrs. M. J. Scott of Brookfield. Father Kermott has lived to a ripe old age, and his memory will ever be precious to all who ever know him.