Samuel D. Scott

SAMUEL D. SCOTT is a native of Giles County, Tenn., born June 16, 1849, son of Thomas J. and Malinda W. (Holt) Scott, the former born in Illinois, in 1819, and was taken to Alabama at the age of two years. He married and removed to Mississippi and at the end of seven years moved to Tennessee, and then to Alabama, and in 1881 again to Tennessee. The mother of our subject was born in Alabama, January 11, 1823. Our subject always had a predilection for farming, and has made that his occupation through life, and now owns 380 acres of fine land, on which he raises cotton principally, and also takes considerable interest in stock-raising. November 12, 1868, he wedded Mary F. Whitfield, daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth (Simpson) Whitfield, one of the large landowners and prominent planters of Giles County. To the union of our subject and wife were born the following children: James A. (deceased), Anna R., Minnie R. and Elizabeth W. The mother was born June 24, 1850. Mr. Scott is a supporter of Democratic principles, and he and Mrs. Scott are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County