William P. SCOTT, farmer and stock dealer, was born near Knoxville, April 3, 1847, the son of Hampden S. and Rebecca (Kermer) SCOTT, the former of English stock, born in 1800 at Knoxville, and deceased in Claiborne county in February, 1885, and the latter born in Cumberland County about 1817, the daughter of John KERMER. The father came to this county in 1857, the son of Judge Edward SCOTT, and was a farmer. The mother is a Methodist. Our subject, the fourth of four children, was fairly educated and worked at home until August 27, 1875, when he married Virginia McPHERSON, of Lee County, Va. Their children are Lula A., Joseph W., Nancy C. and James P. After six years in Lee County, in farming and stock dealing, he bought his present farm, where he has so well succeeded. His wife is a Methodist, and he an esteemed man.
Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.