Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

Buell Scott

BUELL SCOTT is one of the most widely known men of Stanton County, a resident of Johnson, where he is a real estate dealer and abstractor, and has identified himself with the development and farming of the lands of this section.

Mr. Scott was born in Missouri in 1886, and came to Kansas as a boy of twelve years. His father is John Scott of Ensign, Kansas. From Harrison County, Missouri, the Scott family moved to Kansas in 1899, first locating in Kingman County, and three years later moving to Gray County, where John Scott is still living, a farmer and stock man. He had taken up farming as his regular vocation in Harrison County, Missouri, and in the course of time engaged in the stock business as a dealer, feeder and shipper. His reputation in stock circles is widely extended. He resumed the same business after coming to Kansas. Successful from a business standpoint, he has never manifested any ambition for public office and has enjoyed the respect paid to an earnest, hard working and unassuming private citizen.

Buell Scott received his early education near Blythedale, Missouri, and at Spivey in Kingman County, Kansas. On coming to Stanton County he engaged in the abstract business and also began the buying and development of local farm and ranch property. Some of this he has developed into prospective homes, and his judgment in nearly every case has been justified and he has made an unusual success as a dealer and speculator. He is today one of the large land owners of the county.

Mr. Scott has also been active in public affairs, served as clerk of the court of Stanton County two terms, being first elected in 1912. Politically he is a republican. In Gray County March 31, 1909, Mr. Scott married Lottie Heckathorn, who was born in Sedgwick County, Kansas, June 13, 1890, daughter of Jonah C. and Nancy (Flinn) Heckathorn. Her father came to Kansas from Ohio, and was married in this state. Mr. and Mrs. Scott have three children: Elsie, Ray and Edith.