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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Morris Monroe Scott and Bessie White Harris

This couple is not in my husband's line. Bessie White Harris Scott was the sister of Stan's direct ancestor, Edward Boyd Harris.

Bessie White Harris was born 4/16/1892 in Union County, SC to Gamewell Calhoun Harris and Sarah "Sallie" Clementine Brakefield Harris. Gamewell Calhoun Harris was born 5/26/1853 in Union County, SC to Fleming Matthew Harris and Augusta Ann Harris and he died 10/21/1933 in Union County, SC. Sarah Clementine Brakefield was born 4/18/1860 in York County, SC to James M. Brakefield and Sarah Emmaline Roach. She died 3/6/1930 in Union County, SC. They are both buried at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 373 Wesley Chapel Road, Union, Union County, SC.

South Carolina Delayed Births, 1766-1900
Handwritten 15-1203
Bessie White Harris
DOB: 4/16/1892 in Pinckney, Union County, SC
White, American
Present address: Mrs. Morris M. Scott, Route 3, Union, SC
Father: Gamewell Harris, American, White, Deceased, 80 yrs old at death, Born in Pinckney Township, Union County, SC
Mother: Sarah Brakefield, American, White, Deceased, 75 yrs old at death, Born in Union County, SC

State of SC, County of Union
Personally appeared before me, Gordon P. Godshall, who, being first duly sworn, deposes and says that he is 72 yrs old; that the date of birth is based on deponent's best memory, information and belief; that deponent definite and positive of the above facts as to the date and place of birth, and that the statement of birth so given is true. (Friend of family)
Sworn and subscribed before me on this 31st day of May, 1955
Emil Godshall - Notary
Signed Gordon P. Godshall
Union, SC

State of SC, County of Union
Personally appeared before me, H.J. Kirby, who, being first duly sworn, deposes and says that she is 83 yrs old; that the date of birth is based on deponent's best memory, information and belief; that deponent definite and positive of the above facts as to the date and place of birth, and that the statement of birth so given is true. (Friend of family)
Sworn and subscribed before me on this 31st day of May, 1955
Emil Godshall - Notary
Signed H.J. Kirby
RFD 3, Union, SC


1900 U.S. Census of Pinckney,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T623_ 1544; Page:  17A; Enumeration District:  72, Lines 15-27, "Ravenell Harris" (sic)
Ravenell Harris, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born May, 1853, 47 yrs old, Married 23 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, Owns farm, mortgage
Sallie Harris, Wife, W, F, Born Apr, 1861, 39 yrs old, Married, 11 children with 9 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Boyd Harris, Son, W, M, Born May, 1878, 22 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
James Harris, Son, W, M, Born Apr, 1881, 19 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
May Harris, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1883, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
Paul Harris, Son, W, M, Born Apr, 1888, 12 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At school
Florrence Harris (sic), Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1890, 10 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At school
Essie Harris, Daughter, W, F, Born Apr, 1892, 8 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At school
Carl Harris, Son, W, M, Born June, 1894, 5 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Cass Harris (sic, looks like Voss Harris and is actually Wallace Harris but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Cass Harris), Son, W, M, Born Mar, 1898, 2 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Bernice Wix, Daughter, W, F, Born June, 1884, 15 yrs old, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Cotton mill weaver
Dusky A. Harris (sic), Mother, W, F, Born May, 1813, 87 yrs old, Widowed, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Havanah Harris, Sister, W, F, Born Feb, 1851, 49 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC


The Union Times, 2/27/1903, Page 7, Image 7, "Monarch School"
Monarch School
1st Grade-Bessie Harris, Willie Johnson, Grey Brewington, Arthur Becknell, Howard Huddleston
Bessie would have been 10 yrs old in 1903, is this her?


1910 U.S. Census of Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1474; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 1061, Lines 12-18, "Boyd E. Harris"
Boyd E. Harris, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 30 yrs old (DOB 1880), First marriage, Married 5 yrs (DOM 1905), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write, Engineer in cotton mill, Rents home
Ida M. Harris, Wife, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1883), First marriage, Married 5 yrs, Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Can read and write
James M. Harris, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Walter E. Harris, Son, M, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 11/12 mos old (DOB 1909), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Bennie Harris (sic, looks like Bernice Harris which is correct but Ancestry.com has her indexed as Bennie Harris), Sister, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1886), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Spooler at cotton mill
Bessie Harris, Sister, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC


Union County, SC Marriage Records from Early Newspapers: 1851-1912 Marriage Registers, Deed Bks, Probate Records by Tommy J. Vaughan and Michael Becknel, Pg 136, marriage record of Bessie Harris and M. M. Scott in The Progress 4/21/1911.


Morris Monroe Scott (aka Maurice Monroe Scott) was born 2/14/1889 in SC to John Thomas Landy Scott and Clara E. Fowler. John Thomas Landy Scott was born 3/1855 in SC and died 12/26/1908 in Union, Union County, SC. Clara E. Fowler was born 7/18/1858 in SC and died 5/12/1900 in Jonesville, Union County, SC. Morris was the 5th of 7 children. His siblings were Ardison Scott, Herbert Scott, Lulu Scott, Mildred Scott and Florence Mae Scott.


The Union Times, 11/23/1906, Page 8, Image 8, 1st column, "Monarch School"
Monarch School
1st Grade - Arthur Hix, Dewey Kenneth, Gladys Parks, Cary Rook, Lillian Williams, Morris Scott, Edgar Hart, Bertha Parris, Pascal Wade.
Morris Monroe Scott would have been 17 yrs old in 1906 so this probably isn't him.


Union County, SC Marriage Records from Early Newspapers: 1851-1912 Marriage Registers, Deed Bks, Probate Records by Tommy J. Vaughan and Michael Becknel, Pg 136, marriage record of Bessie Harris and M. M. Scott in The Progress 4/21/1911.


Morris Monroe Scott and Bessie White Harris had 6 children that I'm aware of:

1) Ophelia Scott (DOB 3/18/1912 in Union County, SC; DOD 8/24/1996 in Union County, SC) married Robert Hix Lamb (DOB 12/1/1908 in SC; DOD 12/22/1973 in Union County, SC).

2) Dorothy M. Scott (DOB 1/1/1914 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/12/2003 in Wallace Thomson Hospital, Union, Union County, SC) married Miles S. Jolly (DOB 3/22/1911 in SC; DOD 11/5/1964 in Union County, SC).

3) Gladys Scott (DOB 8/28/1916 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/26/1992 in Union, Union County, SC).

4) Wilson Thomas Scott (DOB 9/20/1918 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/29/1945) married ?.

5) Charles B. Scott (DOB 8/15/1920 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/9/1989 in Union, Union County, SC) married ?.

6) Mildred Scott (DOB 11/30/1923 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/1997 in Buffalo, Union County, SC) married Paul James Malone (DOB 5/28/1923 in Buffalo, Union County, SC; DOD 9/22/2004 in Buffalo, Union County, SC).


U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Union County, South Carolina; Roll: 1877684; Draft Board: 0
Form #1621, No. 146
Morris Monroe Scott
Home Address: Frances, Union County, SC
DOB: 2/15/1889 in Union County, SC
Occupation: Mill operative at Monarch Mills, Union, SC
Dependents: Wife and 3 children
Married, White
Do you claim exemption from draft? Wife dependant
39-2-22-A
Short, Slender
Brown eyes, Dark hair, Bald? Yes
Signed by him at Monarch, Union County, SC, on 6/5/1917


1920 U.S. Census of Osborne St, Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T625_1713; Page:  11A; Enumeration District:  142; Image:  884, Lines 43-48, "Norris Scott" (sic)
Norris Scott, Head, Rents house, M(ale), W(hite), 39 yrs old (DOB 1881), Married, Can read & write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Second Hand in cotton mill
Bessie Scott, Wife, F, W, 28 yrs old (DOB 1898), Married, Can read & write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Fidgel Scott (sic, Ophelia Scott), Son (sic), M (sic), W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1922), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Dorothy Scott, Daughter, M, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1923), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Gladys Scott, Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1926), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Welima Scott (sic, Wilson Thomas Scott), Son, M, W, 1 yrs old (DOB 1929), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC


The Union Times, Vol LXXII, No. 1383, 5/19/1922, middle of 6th column, "Court of General Sessions Closes"
Court of General Sessions
Court of general sessions closed yesterday....
A special term of court will be held for two weeks, beginning on May 29. This will be a court of common pleas. Thomas McDow of York has been appointed special judge to hold this court.
The jury list for the first and second week of this special term of court is as follows:
...
Second Week
..., M.M. Scott, ...


1930 U.S. Census of Osborne St., Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  2215; Page:  9A; Enumeration District:  22; Image:  296.0, Lines 16-22, "Morris Scott"
Morris Scott, Head, Rents home for $4/month, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1889), Married at age 34 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Loom fixer at cotton mill
Essie Scott, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married at age 19 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Dorothy Scott, Daughter, F, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1914), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Fill battery at cotton mill
Gladys Scott, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Wilson Scott, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1919), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Charles Scott, Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1921), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mildred Scott, Daughter, F, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1924), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC


1940 U.S. Census of Church Street, Ottaray-Monarch, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3843; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 44-23A, Lines 20-27, "Maurice M. Death" (sic, It's actually Maurice M. Scott (sic), but Ancestry.com has him as Maurice M. Death)
Maurice M. Death, Head, Rents home for $12, M(ale), W(hite), 31 yrs old (DOB 1909), Married, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Loom fixer in cotton mill
Began Death (sic, Bessie Scott), Wife, F, W, 38 yrs old (DOB 1902), Married, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Housework at home
Daroth M. Death (sic, Dorothy Scott), Daughter, F, W, 26 yrs old (DOB 1914), Single, Attended high school 1 yr, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Battery filler in cotton mill
Gladys Death (sic, Gladys Scott), Daughter, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1916), Single, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Battery filler in cotton mill
William Death (sic, Wilson Scott), Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1918), Single, Attended high school 1 yr, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Blow Off Hand in cotton mill
Charles B. Death (sic, Charles B. Scott), Son, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1920), Single, Attended high school 1 yr, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Battery filler
Michel Death (sic, Mildred Scott), Daughter, F, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1924), Single, Attends school, Attended high school 3 yrs, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935
Bernice L. Hart, Sister-in-law, F, W, 55 yrs old (DOB 1885), Widowed, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Housework in home


Obituary of Morris Monroe Scott, 23 Nov 1959, The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina, Pg 5

Morris Monroe Scott, 70, of Rt. 3, Union, died at his home Sunday (11/22/1959) after a long illness. Mr. Scott, a retired textile employee, was a member of Bethel Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Harris Scott; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Lamb, Mrs. Miles Jolly and Miss Gladys Scott of Rt. 3, Union, and Mrs. Paul Malone of Buffalo; a son, Charles B. Scott of Rt 3, Union; three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Lowe of Rt. 3, Union, Mrs. J. B. Foster of Gaffney and Mrs. J. H. Sparks of Greenwood; two brothers, C. Maxwell Scott of Rt 3. Union, and Herbert W. Scott of Lancaster; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted today at 3 p.m. at Bethel Methodist Church by the Rev. J. Edgefield and the Rev. W. A. Home. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


Social Security Death Index
Name: Bessie Scott
SSN: 248-15-****
Last Residence: 29379 Union, Union, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 16 Apr 1892
Died: Dec 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (1973)


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