While doing some database management chores, I found an entry for a
James Madison Scott (1870-1944) at
researcher who posted this information has linked him as the son of
George M. Scott and Aner Jane Sackett. If this is correct, then he is
James M. Scott #22663 in Thurmon's database. I suspect that Deb Barbee
and Thurmon may be interested in exploring this information a bit more
as it identifies him as marrying a Zilpha Belle Kennedy.
Per the FamilySearch data, George was b. 24 Aug 1870 in Missouri; d. 18
Apr 1944 in Box Butte Co., Nebraska, and is buried in Alliance, Box
Butte Co., NE. Zlipha was b. Sep 1881 in Miles, Pawnee Co., Nebraska; d.
June 1965 in Alliance, Box Butte Co., NE., and is buried in Alliance.
She is the daughter of Lewis M. Kennedy (1848-1930) and Lenora Rebecca
In the 1900 census, Zilpha B. Kennedy, b. Sep 1881 in Nebraska, single,
is in the home of L.N. and Lenora R. Kennedy in Liberty & Snake Creek
Pcts., Box Butte Co., Nebraska.
The 1910 census for Lake, Box Butte, Nebraska has Lyon Zilpha Kennedy,
age 28, widowed, living in the home of Lewis N. and Lenora R. Kennedy in
Lake, Box Butte Co., NE. Also in their home is grandson Wlifred V. Lyon,
age 4, b. in Idaho. James M. Scott is found nearby as a boarder in
Alliance, Box Butte Co., NE.
researcher indicates that James M. Scott married
Zilpha in June 1910 in Box Butte Co., NE.
The 1920 census has James M. and Zilpha (incorrectly indexed as Siltha
at FamilySearch) Scott in Alliance, Box Butte Co., Nebraska with stepson
Verne Lyon (age 14, b. in Idaho), daughter Edith Lyon (age 8, b. in NE),
and son Lewis Lyon (age 2, b. in NE). Clearly, if Mr. Lyon was dead by
1910 and James married Zilpha in 1910, then Edith and Lewis should be
listed as Scott, not Lyon. This seems verified in 1930 and 1940.
The 1930 census has James M. Scott, Zilpha Scott (wife), Edith L. Scott
(daughter), Lewis G. Scott (son), and Lewis M. Kennedy (widowed,
father-in-law) living in Alliance, Box Butte Co., NE.
The 1940 (April 11) census finds James M. and Zilpha Scott in Alliance,
Box Butte Co., NE, with son Lewis Scott, a laborer.