This record was
donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2006 by Glenn R.
Orr Scott was born in County Down,
1781. He was the seventh child of
William and Rebecca (Orr) Scott. He came
with his parents in 1796. On November
15, 1813, Joseph Orr Scott married Mary Clark in Pennsylvania. They were the parents of ten children: Rebecca, William John, William W., Elizabeth,
Sarah, Thomas, Mary Jean, Joseph Orr II, Mary, and Catherine H. In May of 1830, Joseph and his family moved
to Ohio, settling on a farm in Fairfield Township,
Joseph Orr Scott served as Justice of the Peace of Fairfield Township, Tuscawaras County,
Ohio during the 1840s. He died in Fairfield Township
on August 17, 1859.
A Justice of the
Peace presides over a court that hears misdemeanor cases and petty criminal
infractions. Cases may also be heard
that involve small debts, disagreements between tenant and landlord, etc. A Justice of the Peace does not need to have
formal law training.