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Thomas Morton Scott, American soldier. member of the board of directors State Agricultural and Mech. College and Prairie View Normal School, 1876-1886; member board of trustees and financial agent Add Ran Christion U., Texas, 1892-1897—.

Background

Scott, Thomas Morton was born on June 25, 1824 in Cadiz, Ohio, United States. Son of James and Harriet (Arnold) Scott.

Education

Lineal descendant of Thomas Scott, member English Parliament, and one of committee which signed death warrant of Charles I. Academic education; moved to Louisville, Kentucky, 1844.

Career

Z. M. Shirley, May 1851. Sergt. major, 1st Kentucky Infantry, in Mexican War. Participated in battles of Monterey and Buena Vista.

In California, 1849-1851. Commanded troop of vols. against hostile Indians. Lived in Texas, since 1852.

Raised Company I, 9th Texas Infantry, C.S.A. Served through war as captain and a.a.g. Assisted in making peace treaties with 160 wild Indian tribes who had been depredating in Texas, May 1865.

Membership

Member of the board of directors State Agricultural and Mech. College and Prairie View Normal School, 1876-1886. Member board of trustees and financial agent Add Ran Christion U., Texas, 1892-1897—.

Connections

Married sister of Captain.

father:
James Scott

mother:
Harriet (Arnold) Scott

spouse:
sister of Captain