Family of Samuel Scott and Anna Patton/Patten

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last updated 17 March 2008

The Family of Delos Theodore SCOTT and Harriet Selina STEELE

of Otsego & Delaware Counties in New York and Steele County, Minnesota

Text copyright 2008 Carolyn M. Brady

Draft version of family tree on-line at World Connect

The Robert Delos THOM document listed Delos SCOTT's parents as Samuel Scott and "Anna (Scheilds Patton) Scott."

Marriage of Samuel Scott to Anna Patten on 5 Feb 1832 in Cooperstown NY reported in Gertrude Barber's compilation Marriages Taken from the Otsego Herald & Western Advertiser and Freeman's Journal (1932, Vol. 1, p. 67)

In the 1850 federal census, the household of Samuel SCOTT in Otsego, Otsego Co., New York (p. 490, dwelling # 671, family #711) consisted of

All members of the household were listed as New York-born. I'm fairly certain that "Theodore D." is Delos T. SCOTT based on his age.

In the 1855 New York state census, the household of Samuel SCOTT, Town of Otsego, 2nd District, Otsego Co., (Dwelling #260) had

All members of the household were born in Otsego County.

Samuel SCOTT (d. 1891, age 82) and Anna Shields SCOTT (d. 1907, age 92) are buried in the same lot at Fly Creek Valley Cemetery, Otsego, NY

From the Otsego Farmer (Cooperstown, NY)

1 Jan 1892 - p. 8, col. 3 "DIED" - At Fly Creek, Dec. 27th, Samuel Scott, aged 82 years

4 Oct. 1907 - p. 4, col. 1 - Mrs. Anna Patton Scott

The death of Mrs. Anna Patton Scott removes one of the oldest if not the oldest resident of Flycreek. Her death which occurred Tuesday evening, September 26th, and the age of ninety-two years is spoken of as "a child falling asleep." She was the mother of fourteen children, four of whom survive her, Merric of Schenectady, Mrs. Ira Sutherland, and Mrs. Anna Lathrop of Herkimer.

Leon Scott and family, who occupy the Scott homestead, have cared for the aged mother and grandmother during her declining years. The deceased was a sister of the late Merric Patten, long a resident of Flycreek., and connected with the Patten and Thayer families in Pierstown and Phoenix Mills and numbered among the earlier settlers of the town of Otsego. John Patten, a nephew of the deceased of Oneonta, was in attendance at the funeral of his aunt.
--Our Flycreek Reporter.


Samuel SCOTT's father may have been George SCOTT, who was described in the 1878 History of Otsego County, New York as a native of Yorkshire, England, who arrived in America in 1788 and had a son Samuel Scott, born 1809, who still resided in the town of Otsego. (Ours was the only Samuel SCOTT of the right age living in Otsego in the 1880 census.) Among the grave inscriptions in the Old Chapel Burying Ground in Fly Creek, Otsego Co., NY is a marker for Alice, mother of Samuel SCOTT, who is buried with some of the children of Samuel and Anna.

Anna Shields SCOTT's parents were John PATTEN and Aurelia KIBBE. A transcription of baptisms performed by the Rev. Daniel NASH of Cooperstown, NY, lists four children of John and Aurelia PALTEN [sic] all baptized on the same day in 1818, including Anna Shields "PALTEN" born 4 October 1815.

Because John PATTEN was a Scottish immigrant, the Mayflower connection, if it exists, would most likely be in Aurelia KIBBE's line. (More information on the PATTEN/PATTON line can be found at Carol Leatham's website.)