ANDREW WILSON SCOTT, the leading merchant of Bethany, Moultrie County,
has been in the business in this place since 1876. He was born in Mt. Zion, Macon
County, Ill., September 25, 1848, and is a son of Jehu and Mary (Wilson) Scott, natives of Tennessee,
and the paternal grandfather bore the name of James Scott. More will be learned of this excellent
and prominent family by consulting the biography of A. R. Scott.
ery early settlers of Mt. Zion were the parents of our subject, who came from Tennessee
to Illinois, and located one mile south of Mt. Zion, where they proceeded to cultivate the land,
and passed their remaining years. They became the owners of some eight hundred acres of land,
and placed upon them substantial and handsome improvements. They were both earnest members
of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and are now both deceased. Two children only of their
number grew to man's estate, of whom our subject is the older, and his brother, Alexander B., is
a farmer at Mt. Zion and a partner of Andrew in business, the firm name being A. W. Scott & Bro.
Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, 1891 - p. 390
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