Bio: Scott, James W. (History - b 1842)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Scott, Campbell

--Transcribed from pages 438-450 "History of Northern Wisconsin" - Biographical Sketches

James W. Scott, proprietor Merrill livery stables, was born in Canada East, Sept. 6, 1842. He first settled in Oasis, Waushara Co., in 1855, where he lived seven years. Then he went to Minnesota, and drove stage for several years. From there he went to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and then to Denver, in the employ of the Wells & Fargo Stage Co. He lived there three years, driving between the latter place and Salt Lake City. From there he went on the Cheyenne and Wyoming stage; then to the Kit Carson and Lake Station stage road, and from there to Baxter Springs, Ark., where he was a short time on the Baxter Springs and Sherman, Texas route. From there he went to Ft. Smith, Ark., and rove to Pierce City, Mo. Then he drove from Ft. Smith to Muskogee, Ind. Ter. From there he returned to Sherman, Texas, and drove to Gainesville, Texas. Then to Ft. Smith, Ark., where he rigged up a four-horse team and wagon, took his family, and came overland to Wausau. They were two months on the route. Then he went to freighting, to Lake Somo, and then ran a freight and express between Wausau and Merrill; also ran a stage one and one-half years, until the advent of the Wisconsin Valley Railroad. He was born in Canada East, Sept. 6, 1842. He was married Sept. 1, 1872, at Ft. Smith, Ark., to Mrs. Margaret Campbell. She was born in Indian Territory, Jan. 28, 1845. She has one son by her first husband, named John Campbell. They have one boy, named Clyde Scott.


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