Started in memory of Sidney Earl Scott, B: Mar 22, 1967 D: Jul 21, 1999.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone,
The name and date are chiseled out,
on polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is not too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist.
You died and I was born.
Our blood contracts and beats
a pulse entirely not our own.
the place you filled one hundred years ago,
Spreads out among the ones you left,
who would have loved you so.
I wonder...if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew,
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
GEORGE J. SCOTT
It pains us to chronicle deaths, but we feel it a duty. Geo. J. Scott, the subject of this sketch, was born in South Carolina on the 6th of September, 1819, and died 10th of November, 1899, at Molina, Fla. While a young man, he left South Carolina to live in Georgia, where he married Miss Martha Leonard, third day of January, 1840. They lived happily together until May 7th, 1855, when she died. On August 9th, he was again married to Miss Harriett Snow, who still survives him.
Farming was his occupation, and it can be said that his larder was never empty. His death was a peculiarly sad one, as he was returning from a visit to his children and died on the way home, surrounded by sorrowing friends and relatives. There are thirteen children, who survive him, eight having "passed over the River."
Geo. J. Scott joined the Baptist church in 1841, and lived a devout Christian life, even unto death. Well may we say, "a good man has fallen." May the blessings of God abide with the bereaved ones.
BY ONE WHO LOVED HIM.
Transcribed by Gerry Lee in Nov. 2004. From “The Standard Gauge” newspaper found at ADAH and presumed to be dated December 28, 1899.
- Memorial Garden (30 KB)
For all of those in our family who have gone to God before us.
- Aunt Gerry, Bonnie and Buster (32 KB)
Taken at Moody family reunion May 2000
- Aunt Gerry's 85th Birthday (941 KB)
Mike, Aunt Gerry, Sissy
- Buck and Sue Scott (26 KB)
Buck and Sue enjoying a visit in Buster's back yard.
- Moody family reunion May 2000 (22 KB)
Aunt Teddy in the wheelchair is the oldest Moody.
- Alex Wedding (208 KB)
Sidney's words to Alex on her wedding day
- Alice Williamson Scott and Vashti Williamson Whyte (28 KB)
Grandma and Aunt Vashti furnished by Aunt Gerry
- Sidney Earl Scott Mar 22, 1967 - July 21, 1999 (16 KB)
Gone to be with the family he never knew in life.
- Aunt Mary's Visit Sept 19, 2010 (1613 KB)
Front: Aunt Lavern, Aunt Mary, Rita, Tara, Sherry
Rear: Buster, Mike, Mark, Chad, Derick, Brian
- Scott Reunion (37 KB)
Standing: Frank, Brown, Grandpa George, Grandma Stella,Floyd. Next Row:Jim and Bill. Bottom: Georgie Bell, Ella Rhea, Woodrow and Polly
- The real Scott's Sept 19, 2010 reunion (1504 KB)
Front: Buster, Rita, Tara, Sherry Ann
Rear: Mike, Mark, Chad, Derick, Brian
- Sidney's Wedding (16 KB)
- Talitha Worsham (17 KB)
2nd wife of Daniel Williamson.They had 11 children. Thanks to Billie Jo Westby for this picture
- Francis "Frank" Baker Williamson (19 KB)
Known as Old Fogy. First Mayor of Millry Alabama.
- Daniel Mobley Williamson (16 KB)
Daniel Mobley Williamson was married three times and had 23 children. Thanks to Billie Jo Westby for this picture
- Knapp clock (72 KB)
Roy Knapp keeper of the clock
- Frankville Baptist Church (19 KB)
Brother Turner Johnson and My G-G Gradfather Jacob Scott built this church in another location than were it stands now.
- Sidney Age 19 (46 KB)