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Caleb Scott is a Kentuckian, and was reared and educated in his native State, the date of his birth being December 12, 1808. He became a farmer on starting in life for himself, and followed that occupation in Kentucky till the fall of 1829. Being then of age, he went to Indiana and there engaged in farming and school-teaching till the fall of 1850, when he went to Sangamon county, Illinois. He remained there till some time in 1855, when he came to Daviess county, of which he has ever since been a citizen. Two years. after his coming he was elected justice of the peace, which office he resigned, however, on account of ill-health. Mr. Scott was married, in Kentucky,. February 28, 1830. to Miss Sarah Scott. By this union they have had twelve children, eleven of whom are still living. The names of the surviving ones are Thomas M., Matthew 0., Volney B., Timothy G., Oliver G., Matilda, A., Edward D., Mary J., John W., Jacob C., and Martha E. The one deceased was a son named William.
Mr. Scott has been a citizen of this county for over a quarter of a century; and his upright character and value as a neighbor and friend are well known and fully appreciated by all his acquaintances.