John Scott was born 31 Jan 1804 at New Scottsville, Beaver Co., PA. He was the fourth son and seventh child of David and Jane Walker Scott. His grandfather James Scott and his wife, Margaret Tully Scott, came to this county from Roxburyshire, Scotland, in 1775, arriving in Philadelphia when that city was in the possession of the British. Their ship was the last one permitted to land emigrants until the war was over.
They came to Fort Pitt, now Pittsburg, and settled upon land which became the heart of the city. In 1792, the leased their land in Pittsburg, and removed into the wilderness and settled on what was called Zion Hill tract, on the Brodhead Road.
On this farm John Scott was born and reared. He received his education under the difficulties incident to frontier life, walking from New Scottsville to the old log schoolhouse at Service in the winter.
He was married to Mary Walker, daughter of Major Isaac Walker of Walker's Mills on 6 Jan 1836. They began housekeeping on the farm on Raccoon Creek, near New Sheffield.
In 1852 he started a general store in New Sheffield. In 1856, he was elected as an associate judge of Beaver County. He served one term and was re-elected in 1861.
Judge John Scott died 4 Feb 1862 at age 58.
Source: History of Beaver County, 1904
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