biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Rev. G. M. SCOTT, of Oskaloosa, is the son of Charles and Susan Scott, and was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1820. He was reared partly in said county, and partly in Washington County, Pa., and in January, 1844, was licensed to preach the Gospel. In the fall of that year he was received into the Muskingum Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, and entered the regular itinerant work, which he continued in said conference until the fall of 1865. He was married, May 4, 1847, to Miss Hadassah J., daughter of Robert H. and Blanche Cotton, in Athens County, Ohio. To them were born six children: Emma H., who died in the fifteenth year of her age; Orion C.; Cleland M.; Mary Blanche and Florence D., born in Ohio, and John Albert in Iowa. Those living are all engaged in business for themselves. During the late war Mr. Scott enlisted in Co. C, 96th Iowa Vol. Inf., as Corporal, was soon made First Sergeant, and at the end of ten months, while in the siege of Vicksburg, was appointed Chaplain of his regiment by Gov. Todd, of Ohio. He was with Gen. Banks' expedition up Red River, at the battle of Sabine Cross-Roads on the 8th of April, 1864, was taken prisoner and held at Mansfield, La., for nearly three months, during which time he assisted in caring for his wounded and dying cornrades. After his release he rejoined his regiment, and was present at the capture of Fts. Gaines and Morgan at the entrance of Mobile, La. Finally, on account of ill-health, he tendered his resignation, and was honorably discharged a few months before the close of the war. In the fall of 1865 Mr. Scott, with his family, came to Iowa and took charge of Tipton Circuit, having become connected with the Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church in Cedar County, with which he still remains. The largest portion of his ministerial work in Iowa has been in Cedar and Marshall Counties. Nearly three years ago he located his family in Oskaloosa, this county. and this year (1886-87) he has taken a vacation for the first time since the commencement of his ministerial labors.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy