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Biographical Sketch of Richard J. Scott

(See Thompson and Sanders)-Richard John, son of Starling and Jennie (Thompson) Scott, was born at Fort Gibson March 20, 1852; educated in the Cherokee National Schools.

Married at Vian July 26, 1893, Susie Florence, daughter of George Wesley and Caroline Elizabeth (Sanders) Choate, born November 21,1872.

They are the parents of Caroline Early, born July 12, 1896; Susie J., born August 3, 1899, Arthur Lee, born April 21, 1903; George Sanders, born December 20, 1906; Perry Owen, born May 8, 1909, and Richard John Scott, Jr., born October 26, 1915.

Mr. Scott’s Cherokee name is Noxie, and belongs to the Bird Clan. He is a farmer near Sallisaw. He has the peculiar quality being able to acquire any ordinary of property and by living on it for a short time, transform it into the semblance of a park. He is a member of the Methodist Church, South; the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and Woodmen of the World fraternities. He organized the Eastern Emigrant and Western Cherokees, and is their attorney in fact in their suit for the removal of restrictions and other encumbrances upon the allotted lands of the tribe, and is still prosecuting this case. He is a teetotaler in regard to the non-use of intoxicants and tobacco.

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