Thursday, April 24, 2008
Did George Scutt Die From Poisoned Apple Pie
According to my Grandfather Berlin Olyer, the story teller of our family read some of my earlier post. his grandfather George Scutt, told him that there was a church outing and George's father finished off the apple pie and died next day. well most of his stories have been proven to have some truth about them. He also claimed that the man had a half brother named Smith [that's a lot of help] and he had at least three sister with odd names like Abigail, Emiline and Mehitable, plus a brother Ren. and his wife's name was Mehetible.
Now lets look at what we know, Where do you think the truth lies.
George Wicker Scutt Sr. was born 12 dec 1813 Isle Le Mott, to Harry Scott 12 oct 1790 died 28 jul 1837 and Cornelia Wicker bn 24 aug 1783 died 23 Apr 1874 married 23 aug 1812. they had more kids but we can do them at a later post.
When George was 16 yrs of age a sailor on Lake Champlain he met and married a Mehitable age 44 that was a spring late winter marriage, born 1785, died after the 1850 census when she was 75 years old.
a little bit about her:
She had a family before meeting George. Do not know her first husband name but she had a daughter named Abigail, and a son Andrew Smith born 1824 Ah the 1/2 brother smith with the 16 year old George she had George Wicker Scutt jr born 21 mar 1830 in Alburgh Vt. ,Mehetible 1832, Reynold 1834 then in December 1838 she has a daughter named her Emiline Stoughton 2 months later George Sr. 12 feb 1838 dies.
Wait it gets better. 1850 census Alburgh,Grand Isle,Vt stop 269-270 Mehitable age 50 [she lost 15 yrs]
with her is George Scutt age 20,Reynold Scutt age 16 Sailor ,Andrew Smith age 26 Sailor, Emeline Stoughton 12 [the baby born 2 months before george died]
at Census Alburgh stop 265-266 that is 4 doors apart we find Delancy Stoughton age 66, Delancy Stoughton Jr. age 41, Gustauve age 31 and Helen Mehitable 1 month [dau of Mehetible] her and Gustave were married 15 jan 1850
but by time census was taken they were apart.
No not done yet 1860 census Alburgh ,Grand Island, Vt. Reynolds Scutt age 26 Sailor $500 $600
Harriett his wife age 24, Mary H. age 2, Eugene age 1, and Mehitable SYNARES age 75 mother, Actually its a sad story about Reynold he had more children in Alburgh, but lost his whole family in 1865, they are all buried on same lot. He later marries Mary Haiffen and they have a family in Storm Lake,Buena Vista, Iowa
but back to Mehitable she must have been married at least 4 times ??Smith, then Scutt, Stoughton, and Synares.
It must have been rather strained relations when she had Emieline in Dec and gave her the Stoughton last name and George did not die for 2 months would love to see that obituary I think my grandfather was right again, can not prove it but sure is a strange relationship
This is a comparison photo of one of the old original boats and a new copy. This is the style sailing barges that many young men worked on while on Lake Champlain in the early 1800's