[p. 624] a well known and popular citizen of Mahoning Township, residing on his farm of twenty-three acres, which he has placed in an excellent state of cultivation, was born February 25, 1839, in Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Scott was reared in Mahoning Township and with the exception of a short period spent in Pulaski Township has lived here through his long and busy life. His early education was obtained in the subscription schools, but in all the important things of life he has been self taught. His occupation has been farming. Early in 1861 Mr. Cox enlisted for service in the Civil War and performed the duties of a soldier faithfully and well for over three months, mainly in Maryland and the mountains of Pennsylvania, as a member of Company F, Twelfth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry under Capt. Edward O'Brien who later became colonel of the regiment.
Mr. Cox married Sarah A. Onstott, who was born in Pulaski Township and died in Mahoning Township. She was a daughter of Adam Onstott, who was a native of Germany and an early settler in Pulaski Township. Six children were born to them, as follows: Alexander L., residing in Mahoning Township; Ira L., residing at New Castle; Maud, wife of Walter Lamm, of New Castle; James L., also of New Castle; Blanche, wife of Harvey Stevenson, residing in Pulaski Township; and Morris K., residing at New Castle. The family was reared in the faith of the Disciples' Church, of which the mother was a consistent member.
In politics, Mr. Scott is a Democrat and has frequently been elected to township offices, and during his term of service as road supervisor greatly improved the highways under his supervision.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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