From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; page 167, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing
Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical
Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Eugene J. Scott, one of the leading farmers and stockmen of
Schuyler county, Illinois, was born at Georgetown, Scott county,
Kentucky, June 3, 1845. He passed a quiet, uneventful youth, remaining
under the parental roof until his marriage. He was first united to Miss
Ida V. Watson, March 15, 1877. She was born in Collinsville, Illinois,
February 7, 1847, and died in Schuyler county, Illinois, January 1,
1881; her father was a physician, who died when she was yet a child. By
this marriage one child was born, Eugene W., the date of his birth
being February 6, 1879, and the place Rushville township. Mr. Scott was
married a second time, April 10, 1888, when he was united to Miss Nora
L. Finch, who was born in Greenfield, Greene county, Illinois, July 6,
1855, a daughter of Thomas and Eliza Finch. Mr. and Mrs. Scott are the
parents of one child, Thomas F., born May 28, 1889.
Mr. Scott lived on a farm four years after his marriage, and
then rented the land and removed to Rushville; here he owns a pleasant
residence, and is very comfortably situated. He makes a specialty of
the breeding of fine horses and cattle, his favorite stock being
Hambletonian horses and red-polled cattle; he has some of the finest
animals in the State, in which he takes a just pride.
In politics he is allied with the Democratic party. He is a
member of the school board, and in this capacity has done his utmost to
further educational advancement. In all the walks of life his actions
have been characterized by the highest integrity, and he is well worthy
of confidence reposed in him by his fellow men.