Category Archives: Scott County

George McCullough

George McCullough
b. 17 June 1780, County Antrim, Ireland
d. 25 September 1867, College Springs, Page County, Iowa

m. 1805, Ireland
Jennet Thompson
b. 5 August 1785, Rocavau, County Antrim, Ireland
d. 13 March 1859, College Springs, Page County, Iowa

Children with Jennet Thompson:

  • William (b. 1805)
  • Jennet (b. 1807)
  • John (b. 1809)
  • James Young (b. 1811)
  • Margaret (b. 1813)
  • Elizabeth (died young)
  • Elizabeth (b. 1817)
  • Sarah (b. 1819)
  • Jane (b. 1822)
  • Mary (b. 1824)
  • George (b. 1826)
  • Robert (b. 1828)

George immigrated to Indiana from Chester District, South Carolina, in 1830. He resided at
Vienna Township, Scott County, Indiana, and moved to Page County, Iowa, in 1858.

According to family tradition, after George and Jennet McCullough left Ireland in 1806, they were shipwrecked off the Bermuda Islands and detained there for a while by authorities. Six months after leaving Ireland, they arrived in South Carolina in May of 1807.

George’s grandson remembered that when the family emigrated from Indiana to Page County, Iowa, George, who was 78 years old, thought they were headed for a new promised land. Among his possessions in their covered wagon was a tombstone so that if he died on the way, his death would not go unnoted.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Lynne Emmons
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

John Wesley James

John Wesley James
b. 19 February 1866, Johnson, Scott County, Indiana, to Thomas Jefferson and Angilettie (Dinsmore) James
d. after 1939, Centerville, Iowa

Chloe Chance
b. 22 June 1874, Indiana

John emigrated to Mystic, Iowa, by 1904. He was raised by his grandparents, Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Bennett) Dinsmore, after the death of his mother in 1868 in Scott County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Carol B. Susnick
Scottsburg IN

Sarah Elliott

Sarah Elliott
b. 17 January 1819, Shelby County, Kentucky, to Charles and Elizabeth (Glover) Elliott
d. 20 September 1911, Sharpsville, Tipton County, Indiana

m. 4 January 1838, Vienna Township, Scott County, Indiana
John McCullough
b. 25 August 1809, Chester District, South Carolina, to George and Jenny (Thompson) McCullough
d. 18 November 1855, Wapello County, Iowa

Children with John McCullough:

  • Elizabeth (b. 1839)
  • George (b. 1840)
  • Charles (b. 1842)
  • William (b. 1842)
  • James (b. 1844)
  • Charles Elliott (b. 1846)
  • Jannette (b. 1849)
  • Margaret (b. 1853)

Sarah immigrated to Scott County, Indiana, from Shelby County, Kentucky, in 1831 and emigrated from Sharpsville, Tipton County, Indiana, to Page County, Iowa, in 1884.

Sarah and her husband John helped in the raising of Hopewell Church, two miles east of Vienna, Scott County, Indiana. The couple owned a farm of 120 acres in Scott County, Indiana, another near Little York, Indiana, and 160 acres in Mahaska County, Iowa. In the fall of 1855, John went to see his Iowa land but became ill with cholera and died there in Wapello County, Iowa.

Sarah raised her six children as well as two other fatherless children and managed to add to the estate left to her by her husband. She remained a member of Hopewell Church until the congregation decreased so much it couldn’t support a minister.

In 1884, Sarah moved with her daughter and son-in-law, Dennis Sands, to Page County, Iowa. But in 1902, they returned to Indiana to live in Sharpsville, Tipton County, Indiana. At the time of her death, Sarah was supposedly the oldest woman in the county.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Lynn Emmons
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Jeanette Mary Austin

Jeannette Mary Austin
b. 18 February 1870, Scott (?) County, Indiana, to Charles and Almeda Ann (Alcorn) Austin
d. 20 May 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
m. 24 October 1888, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Simon Simonson
b. 21 November 1857, Sandar, Norway
d. 26 April 1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Children with Simon Simonson:

  • Jeanette (d. 1896)
  • Charles Albert (d. 1896)
  • Alemeda “Alice” Louise (b. 1893) married William Francis Amies
  • Andrew (1896-1934) married Martha Hand Jackson
  • Edward George (1898-1983) married Agnes Lalande
  • Wilbur (d. 1904)

Submitted by:
Eugene Glenn Stackhouse
Philadelphia PA