Patrick Scott filed a declaration of intent to become a citizen on March 6, 1852 [source: Naturalization records of final admission and primary declaration, 1840- 1852, Court of Common Pleas, and Supreme Judicial Court, Hampden County, Massachusetts. In these papers, he stated: (1) he was born July 20, 1806 in Templeboy Parish, County Sligo; (2) he arrived at the port of Boston, Massachusetts July 3, 1848. A review of Boston passenger lists revealed Patrick Scott (age 43) was on the ship Juniper, and on June 30, 1848, the ship entered Boston Harbor from Liverpool with 116 passengers- all Irish. No other Scotts were aboard. His grandson, Joseph Patrick Scott (born 1887) stated that the family did not come over together.
Templeboy Parish registers recorded that Patrick Scott and Ann (Anne, Anna) Grehan (Graham) married February 3, 1836. The witnesses were Thady Grehan and Maria Smith. Thady may be a brother. Ann had a brother who immigrated to New York. John Graham and wife Margaret had one child, Dennis, born in Sligo 1832. According to Dennis's obituary, Dennis’s obituary, the family immigrated to America the year following Dennis’s birth (1832), so they arrived in 1833. Dennis died April 6, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois. Dennis was a noted architecht, specializing in opera houses and theaters.
Patrick and Ann had the following children by the time of his immigration: Elizabeth (born 1838), William Allen (born about 1840), James Albert (born about 1841), Patrick (born about 1843); and Winnifred (born 1848).
By 1850, Patrick and his family lived in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA. In 1852 they lived in Mitchell Township, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. One more son was born, John (born about 1851 - 1852).
In 1871, Patrick filed his final papers to become a citizen. One witness was Martin Devine, born about 1820 in Sligo County, Ireland.
Ann divorced Patrick in 1879 due to cruelty, attested in court papers by two of her children still living in Wisconsin at that time. Patrick died January 9, 1881. Thomas Heraty (his neighbor) noted his death in his diary: “Jan. 9, Sun., Patrick Scott, Sr. died at 6 a.m. Attended wake. Jan. 11, Tue. Attended Scott's funeral.” Ann moved to Waterloo, Iowa with her daughter, Elizabeth and died there: Thomas Heraty recorded Ann’s death in his diary for Tuesday March 28, 1882: “Old Mrs. Pat Scott died at Waterloo, Ia. Aged 70 of T.B. and old age. Buried Mitchell [St. Michael’s cemetery, a Catholic cemetery].”
|Date of Birth||20th Jul 1806|
|Date of Death||9th Jan 1881|