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    ROBERT S. SCOTT, for many years a prominent agriculturist of Miami County, Ohio, is now living in retirement in the city of Troy. He was born in Elizabeth Township, Miami County, in March, 1832, and is a son of John Scott, who first came to the county as early as 1820.

    John Scott was born in Pennsylvania, and there learned the trade of a millwright. Upon coming to Miami County, Ohio, he resumed his trade and became a very useful citizen, being at various periods identified with many of the old mills in this and adjoining counties. The latter years of his life were spent on the farm. He was one of the first abolitionists in the county, and for years was the only one to vote the Free Soil ticket in Elizabeth Township.

    Robert S. Scott has always lived in Miami County, and his business has always been that of a farmer. He was in 1856 united in marriage with Miss Rebecca Hearst, who was born in Pennsylvania and was in childhood when her parents moved to Miami County, Ohio. Her death occurred in 1878. Mr. Scott formed a second union with Miss Rebecca Wharton, who was born in Miami County, and is a daughter of Oliver and Jane (Duer) Wharton.

    Oliver Wharton, father of Mrs. Scott, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1807, and was four years old when his parents moved west to Warren County, Ohio, where they took rank among the pioneers. There he was reared and educated, and at the age of fourteen years began learning the trade of a wheelwright. He served an apprenticeship of seven years and then opened a shop of his own. He continued there until l836, when he moved to Fletcher, in Miami County, Ohio, and established a 

    successful business. He continued at Fletcher until 1865, when he moved upon his farm in Brown Township and spent the declining years of his life. He was married to Miss Jane Duer, who was born in Pennsylvania, but was living in Warren County, Ohio, at the time o f her marriage. Two sons and two daughters were the issue of this union, namely: William, Samuel, Phebe and Rebecca (Scott).

    Mr. and Mrs. Scott are parents of three sons: Robert Stanley; Alva Wharton, deputy surveyor of Miami County; and Ernest H., who is an electrician by profession. Religiously they are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, of which Mr. Scott is an elder. Politically he is a Republican.

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