Archibald Scott, a native of Ireland, crossed the Atlantic in early life to come to Canada. He was married there to Miss Jane Busby, also a native of Ireland. Following his marriage, he devoted his time and energies to agricultural pursuits in Canada. In 1852 he movedwith his family to Macomb County,Michigan, settling in Ray Township where he purchased wild land which he cleared and improved, developing a farm which was equipped with modern conveniences and accessories. Later, however, he sold this farm and returned to Canada, where he again resided for a few years and then came once more to Michigan and settled in Sanilac County. There he began another farm upon which his remaining days were passed. His death occured the 9th of June 1900, at the ripe old age of 86.
Obituary of Archibald Scott:
Archibald Scott, an old pioneer of Maple Valley, died at his home in Odelville, June 9 after a long illness. He ws buried in Valley Center. A resident of Michigan for 32 years and Maple Valley for 24 years. He was 85 years of age and had been a member of the M.E. Church for many years. He was married for 56 years and left a widow 75 years of age and ten children as follows: James and Thomas Scott of Macomb Co., Mrs. John Earls of Valley Center, Mrs. David McWhinney of Odelville, Mrs. Charles Van Horn of Burnside, Archie Scott of Caro, Robert Scott of Maple Valley, Francis Scott of Macomb County and Mrs. Alex Schell of Burnside. The old gentleman was a kind neighbor and higly respected by all who knew him.
Thomas Scott was for forty years an active and substantial farmer of Macomb County, owning an 80 acre tract of land in Macomb Township. He was born in Lower Canada, May 16, 1845. In 1852 his father, Archibald Scott moved the family to Macomb County, Michigan and settled in Ray Township. He was married in Perth County Canada on February 19 1868 to Miss Jane Patterson, a native of Canada. Following his marriage he settled the above mentioned 40 acres and cleared away the trees so he could plow and plant crops. He later sold the property and removed to Macomb Township where he purchased 80 acres and there upon built a log cabin in which they lived for 27 years. He erected a neat, substantial residence and good barns, planted fruit trees, built fences and tiled the place and altogether developed a valuable farm, which was pleasantly and conveniently located within nine miles of Mt. Clemens. There he carried on general agricultural pursuits until 1898 when he sold the house and purchased a home in Davis, where he retired to enjoy the fruits of his former toil. Politically, Mr. Scott was a Republican and cast his first Presidential vote for Rutherford B. Hayes. He was elected and served as highway commissioner for three years and was always active in local politics. His death occurred June 26, 1911.
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