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Scott, Edward C., Vergennes, was born in Chittenden county, Vt., in 1844. He settled in Vergennes, Vt., in 1870, engaged in the butcher business, and in 1880 he added a general stock of groceries and provisions to his general butcher business. He has been sheriff for three terms, and is at the present time water commissioner of the town. He is one of the most successful business men of his town. He was married in 1865 to Helen L. Kingsley, of Monkton, Vt. They have had three children born to them — Edward C., jr., Emma Augusta (married on October 15, 1885, to Len O. Allen), and Gertie Scott (who died in 1876). Edward C. Scott was a son of William J. and Elizabeth (Gaines) Scott. He enlisted in the Seventeenth Vermont in 1864, and served until the close of the war, when he was discharged with his regiment.