Honorable John Jacob Bucher
Susanna Margaret Horter
Joseph Hough
Elizabeth West
Honorable George Horter Bucher
Hannah Hough
Rebekah Bucher


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1. Colonel George Washington Scott

Rebekah Bucher 1 2

  • Born: 20 May 1834, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Colonel George Washington Scott on 19 Sep 1854
  • Died: 12 Jul 1899, Decatur, DeKalb, GA at age 65 2
  • Buried: Decatur: Decatur Cemetery, DeKalb, GA 2

   Other names for Rebekah were Rebecca Bucher 3 and Rebecca P Bucher.4

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1840 in Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland, PA. Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 son Robert?
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 older son ??
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 father George
Females (born)
5-9 (1831-1835) = 3 daughters (??, Mary, Rebecca)
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 daughter?
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 mother Hannah

2. Census in 1850 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 5 Rebecca has the distinction of showing up twice in the 1850 Census: once in Cumberland County and again in Harrisburg! Rebecca P. Bucher, 15, is listed in the Harrisburg home of Maria Lawrence, 45, and John A. Lawrence, merchant. Also in the home is Elizabeth Scott, 20.

3. Census in 1850 in Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland, PA. 4 George H. Bucher, occupation "gentleman", with real estate valued at $20,000 making him quite wealthy, has his age appearing as 15 but this is obviously wrong since he is listed as the head of a family with wife Hannah, age 39. The children living with them are Mary H., 18; Rebecca P., 16; Robert A., 10; Ellin, 8; Ann, 6; Clenna M., 3; and Hannah, 1. Also living there is Charles Lee, 14, who is black. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1860 in Tallahassee, Leon, FL. 6 George Scott, planter, 34, has real estate valued at $4,000 and possessions worth $4,000. Living with him is Rebecka, 25; son G. B., 5; Anna, 2; and Mary, 5 months when the census was recorded on 21 Jul 1860.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania, except Annie and Mary who were born in Florida.

5. Census in 1870 in Tallahassee, Leon, FL. 7 George Scott, planter, 41, has real estate valued at $30,000 and possessions worth $8,000. Living with him is Rebecka, 32; son Bucher Scott, 14; Annie, 11; Mary, 9; and Nellie, 5.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania, except Annie and Mary who were born in Florida. This means in 1859, George was in Florida when Annie was born, but in 1865, Nellie is born in Pennsylvania, perhaps because her mother returned home during or after the Civil War?

Also in the household is Charlotte Proctor, 33, no occupation listed, and her children, Ellen, 11, and Toney, 8. Since Charlotte is black, she is likely a servant.

6. Census in 1880 in Decatur, DeKalb, GA. 8 George W. Scott, merchant, 51, is living with wife Rebecca, 46; George B., merchant, 24; Anne, 21; Mary, 20; Nellie, 14; and Bessie, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Anne and Mary were born in Florida, and Bessie in Georgia. Also, George W's mother was born in Ireland.

7. She was named as an heir in a will. Nov 1903 Decatur, DeKalb, GA. 9
Deceased: Scott, George W.
Heir: Agnes Scott Institute
Heir: Bidwell, Carrie B. (daughter of sister Susan)
Heir: Bucker, Annie C.
Heir: Bucker, Hannah C.
Heir: Candler, Mary K. (daughter)
Heir: Candler, Nellie B. (daughter)
Heir: Cassessls, Clara M.
Heir: Cooper, Annie India (daughter)
Heir: Harmon, Bessie N.
Heir: Phillips, Susan
Heir: Rebecca Scott Memorial Fund
Heir: Scott, Carrie I. (niece, daughter of brother Alfred)
Heir: Scott, George B. (son)

8. Fact: A building at Agnes Scott College which her husband founded is named in her honor., 1905, Decatur, DeKalb, GA. 1 A picture of the building and the following text is found at the Agnes Scott College website at:
Built in 1905, Rebekah Scott Hall is named in honor of George Washington Scott's wife, Rebekah Bucher Scott.

Rebekah married Colonel George Washington Scott, son of Honorable John Scott and Agnes Irvine, on 19 Sep 1854. (Colonel George Washington Scott was born on 22 Feb 1829 in Alexandria, Huntingdon, PA,2 8 died on 3 Oct 1903 in Decatur, DeKalb, GA 2 and was buried in Decatur: Decatur Cemetery, DeKalb, GA 2.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. They have conflicting marriage information of 9 Sep 1854. 3


1 <i>Agnes Scott College Website</i> (http://www.agnesscott.edu
Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia), http://www.agnesscott.edu/about/p_campustour2.asp.

2 <i>Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia</i> (http://www.dekalbhistory.org).

3 Egle, William Henry, <i>Pennsylvania Genealogies, Mainly Scotch Irish And German</i> (1896, 798 pp.
Reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Online via Google Book Search.), Page 127.

4 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Silver Spring Township, Series: M432 Roll: 773 Page: 257.

5 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Series: M432 Roll: 774 Page: 24.

6 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Florida, Leon County, Tallahassee PO, Series: M653 Roll: 108 Page: 77.

7 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Florida, Leon County, Tallahassee PO, Series: M593 Roll: 131 Page: 671.

8 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1254143; National Archives Film T9-0143; Page 348C.

9 <i>DeKalb County Courthouse, Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia</i> (Online at: http://www.dekalbhistory.org), Wills: Book C, Page 143.

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