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Floyd & Bonnie Scott with letters from Old Fogy

Updated September 23, 2010

Floyd Earl Scott
561 Tasha Dr
D'Iberville, MS 39540
A-United States

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Started in memory of Sidney Earl Scott, B: Mar 22, 1967 D: Jul 21, 1999.

Dear Ancestors
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.
Dear Ancestor,
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.

Author Unknown


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.

Transcribed by Gerry Lee in Nov. 2004. From “The Standard Gauge” newspaper found at ADAH and presumed to be dated December 28, 1899.



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