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Biography of Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott. A companion of the early days of Shawnee County and a sharer in the prosperity unfolded by the zeal and understanding of its tireless workers, Andrew Scott had spent his career in the pursuit of agriculture, and at the present time is the owner of 240 acres of finely developed land, located north of North Topeka. When he came to Kansas, in 1867, he was a young man without prospects, save as they were represented by a keen ambition, willing hands and a strong heart, but these were put to such good account that he had steadily advanced in position and means, and now is adjudged one of the substantial men of his community. Andrew Scott was born April 11, 1847, near Medora, Lawrence County, Indiana, a son of John P. and Cynthia (Dodd) Scott. His father was born about 1812, in Kentucky, a member of a pioneer family of that state which was of German origin. There he was married to Cynthia Dodd, also a member of an old and prominent family, and at an early day in the history of Indiana they removed to that state and settled in Lawrence County, where they devoted the remaining years of their lives to agricultural pursults. They were typical pioneers of that district, sturdy, courageous and God-fearing, and played a part in the development of the Hoosier State. John P. Scott was a man of very strong convictions, of high principles and of good business talents. It was very unusual for a man during his day and locality to be a total abstainer, but this was the case...

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