Oregon Pioneer Biographies


"Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley - Oregon," Chapman Publishing Company, Chicago, 1903

Joseph F. Scott

Joseph F. Scott, one of the very successful farmers of Yamhill County, has been a resident of the state since one year old. He was born in Tennessee, February 10, 1869, and comes of farming ancestry identified with the south for many years. His father, James Hervey Scott, born in Sullivan county, Tenn., was reared in his native state, and conducted farming there during his early manhood. He married Elizabeth J. McCauley, and there were born to them but two children, of whom Walter F., the younger, is a resident of Sheridan, and a mechanic by trade.

The Scott family removed from Tennessee to Oregon in 1870, settling near Salem, where they farmed for three years. The father then bought land near Grand Ronde and in 1883 moved to Gopher Valley, where he lived for two years. His next home was on the farm now occupied by his son, Joseph F., and a portion of which is owned by the other son and wife. Here Mr. Scott died January 23, 1897, at the age of seventy years. He was sucessful as a farmer and stockraiser, and left to his family a well improved and valuable farm.

Until the death of the older man Joseph F. Scott remained with his father, profiting by the experience of his sire, and attending the public schools as opportunity offered. In 1899 he was united in marriage with Mary Jane Ivy and of this union there has been born one son, Robert E. On his two hundred and twenty-five acres of rented land Mr. Scott carries on general farming and stock-raising, in which he is very successful, and at the same time his efforts give promise of future prominent participation in the general affairs of his neighborhood. He also owns two hundred and seventy acres in Yamhill county, near the Highlands. He is a democrat in politics, and is fraternally connected with the Woodmen of the World. Like his father, Mr. Scott bears an honored name in the community, and his tact and agreeable nature have won him many friends.

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