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Mary (Bivens) Scott (abt. 1804)

Mary Scott formerly Bivens
Born about in Kentucky, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 2 Jan 1830 in Daviess, Indiana, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Early Life

Mary was born about 1804 in Kentucky. [1] [2]


She married Thomas Scott in Daviess County, Indiana in 1830 [3] [4]


They had 5 children together:

  1. Smith Scott (abt.1836-abt.1877) [1]
  2. William Scott (abt.1838-) [1][2]
  3. Royal Scott (1840-) [1][2]
  4. Nancy Scott (abt.1842-) [1][2]
  5. Julia Ann Scott (1844-) [1][2]

Research Notes

spelling of last name: Bivons (1830 - marriage license)[3], (Polly) Bevens (son Royal's marriage license)[5], Bivens on Ancestry family trees

Death reported for Mary Bivens in some trees as Apr 1867, but the married name is wrong (Rogers) and no indication that she had been married/divorce/remarried between 1860 and 1867.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 December 2020), Mary Scott in household of Thomas Scott, Warren, Illinois, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "United States Census, 1860," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 March 2017), Illinois > Warren > Monmouth City > image 12 of 63; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, ( : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 January 2016), Daviess > 1817-1831 Volume A > image 46 of 56; Indiana Commission on Public Records, Indianapolis.
  4. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 February 2021), Thomas Scott, Daviess, Indiana, United States; citing 369, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 31; FHL microfilm 7,720.
  5. "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2018), Polly Bevens in entry for Royal Scott, 10 Jan 1927; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,613,727.

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