Marriage Records

1853 Scott-Riddell Marriage Bond, License, Return – Boone County

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Jacob F. Scott and L. B. Stephens are held and firmly bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the penal sum of one hundred dollars, for the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly, severally, and finally by these presents, witness our signatures this 21st day of February 1853.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a Marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the said Jacob F. Scott and Augustine Riddell, now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligations to be void, else to be in full force.

Test. J. G. Harrison, Clerk                                            Jacob F. Scott, L. B. Stephens

The following is a copy of a License issued from this Office on the 21st day of February 1853.

To any Minister of the Gospel, Priest of any denomination, or Judge of a Court, in the State of Kentucky, legally authorized to solemnize marriage, Greeting:

You are hereby authorized to celebrate the rites of marriage between Jacob F. Scott and Augustine Riddell, and for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant.  Witness my hand as Clerk of the Boone County Court, this 21st day of February 1853.

J. G. Harrison, Clerk

On the 27h day of August 1853 the following return on said License was made.

I solemnized a Marriage between Jacob F. Scott and Augustine Riddell named within, at the house of L. B. Stephens, Boone County, in the presence of L. B. Stephens, R. T. Slaughter, B. Sudduth and others, on the 22nd day of February 1853.

Edward Ells, minister of Presbyterian Church

I truly intended to post a quick blog yesterday and chose a marriage bond from Boone County.  But with a little research I found this family to be far more interesting than just a small note about the couples’  marriage.  Thus, you had to wait another day for this post.

Jacob Fowler Scott was born September 11, 1828, in Boone County, to Chasteen Scott and Abigail Esther Fowler.  On February 22, 1853, in Boone County, he married Augustine Riddell, who was born August 10, 1834.  Jacob and Augustine had the following five children:

  1. William H. Scott, March 10, 1854-July 12, 1920, died in Fayette County, Kentucky, lived in Boone County. Married Mary ?.
  2. Sallie D. Scott, December 24, 1856-May 25, 1945, died in Bedford County, Missouri. Married Henry C. Earnest, 1844-1909.
  3. Chasteen F. Scott, September 12, 1861-March 21, 1939, died in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Married first Eva Mary Gilkey; second Mabel Emma Lagorin.
  4. Claire Scott, 1870-1870.
  5. Louis Henry Scott, September 1, 1873-December 21, 1956, died in California. Married Linda C. Boyce.

In 1880 the family was living in Greenwood County, Kansas.  All the children except William, who remained in Kentucky, were with their parents.  Jacob Scott died July 16, 1893, and was buried In Blakely Cemetery in Madison, Greenwood County, Kansas. 

By 1900 Augustine was living in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, with youngest son Louis and his wife, Linda.  The young couple had no children at that time, having married two years prior.  Within the next ten years Augustine lived with her son Chasteen and his second wife, Mabel, in Bureau County, Illinois.  By 1920 Chasteen’s family, including his mother Augustine, lived in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  They were found in the 1930 census there, where Augustine is listed as 95.  The next year she passed away September 1, 1931.

Bureau County Tribune, Illinois

Friday, September 11, 1931

Mrs. J. E. Fuller of East Peru Street received word last Wednesday of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Augustine Scott of Oklahoma City, who passed away at the age of 97 years, Tuesday afternoon of last week.  Burial was made at Madison, Kansas.  Mrs. Scott was a former Princeton resident having made her home in Princeton about twenty-five years ago.  She has visited here occasionally, the last time being about two years ago.

Oklahoma City Star, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Friday, September 11, 1931

Mrs. Augustine Riddell Scott, mother of C. F. Scott, who has made her home with her son here, passed away on Tuesday, September 1.  Burial was arranged in the family lot at Madison, Kansas, former home of the Scott family.

During their lifetimes the Scott family lived in nine different states, sometimes together, sometimes in separate states – Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Mississippi, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee and California.  Chasteen Scott lived in seven states during his lifetime; Louis, six; Augustine, five; and Sallie, four.  What an interesting family!

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