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Scott Family Timeline

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1600's Scott ancestors move from lowlands of Scotland to the province of Ulster in Northern Ireland
1700 Scott ancestors come to Pennsylvania from Northern Ireland
1739 Earliest settlements in Hawfields area of Orange County (now Alamance County)
1755 Hawfields Presbyterian Church founded
1771 Battle of Alamance fought between the Regulators and Governor Tryon's militia
1776 James Scott serves several terms in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War and one term in the Continental Line
1836 Samuel Scott, Elder of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, signs his name to the church's first official roll
1840's Henderson Scott operates several businesses in the Hawfields area including a general store, blacksmith shop, and tannery
1847 Alexander Wilson purchases fifty acres from O.F. Long at Burnt Shop for $20 and conducts Melville School from this site
1849 Alamance County established from Orange County and Scott family assists in founding Graham Presbyterian Church
1861-1865 Henderson Scott supplies North Carolina Civil War troops with leather for shoes and other items
1868 Scott family assists in founding Mebane Presbyterian Church
1878 Robert W. Scott leaves University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to take charge of operating the family farm
1887 North Carolina Agricultural & Mechanical College (NCSU) founded with the strong support of Robert W. Scott
1888 Robert W. Scott elected to North Carolina House of Representatives at age 27
1900 Robert W. Scott elected to the North Carolina Senate
1901 Robert W. Scott ("Farmer Bob") appointed to the State Board of Agriculture
1904 F. Josephine Scott rings college bell at Women's College (UNC-G) alerting students to a fire in "Old Brick" dormitory
1913 Margaret Kerr Scott, the first Home Demonstration Agent for Alamance County, becomes the Assistant State Home Demonstration Agent and field agent for the Girls Canning Club Department of the NCDA and the USDA
1917 W. Kerr Scott serves as a private in the Field Artillery of the US Army and James Edwin Scott serves in the US Army, dying in the service, a victim of influenza
1918 F. Josephine Scott Hudson works with the Farmer's Institute in connection with Home Demonstration programs
1919 Dr. S. Floyd Scott begins practicing medicine in the Union Ridge area of northern Alamance County, following his graduation from the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
1927 Melville Dairy organized by Ralph and Henry Scott
1934-1935 Melville Dairy plant built in Burlington, North Carolina
1936 W. Kerr Scott elected North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
1938-1962 Henry A. Scott elected to the Alamance County Board of Education
1938-1941 Agnes W. Scott serves as Supervisor of Nurses at the Children's Hospital, Staten Island, New York
1940 Elizabeth H. Scott receives her Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, becoming an Operating Room Supervisor Instructor
1943-1962 Henry A. Scott appointed to serve on the Negro Agricultural and Technological College of North Carolina (NC A&T University) Board of Trustees by Governor Broughton and succeeding governors
1945 During World War II, Robert Scott Hudson serves as a glider pilot in Europe and Louis Murdock Smith, Jr., son of Margaret Scott and Louis Murdock Smith, earns Bronze Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
1948-1949 Henry A. Scott serves as President of the North Carolina State School Boards Association
1948 W. Kerr Scott elected Governor of North Carolina
1949 Dr. Floyd Scott and son Dr. Peter Scott build Scott Clinic in Union Ridge and install first radio system in the United States known to link private vehicles with a medical practice
1950 Ralph H. Scott elected to the North Carolina State Senate; becomes President ProTem in 1963
1951 Governor W. Kerr Scott appropriates $2,000,000 for the construction of Scott Hall at the Negro Agricultural and Technological College of North Carolina (NC A&T University)
1952 Scott Hall at North Carolina State College (NCSU) dedicated to Robert W. "Farmer Bob" Scott
1953 Elizabeth Scott Carrington named Chairman of committee that develops the School of Nursing at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1954 W. Kerr Scott elected United States Senator for North Carolina
1957 Robert W. "Bob" Scott named Alamance County "Young Farmer of the Year"
1959 Alamance Dairy Foods organized by William C. Scott, Sr.
1961-1967 A.H. "Jim" Scott serves as a member of the Alamance County Planning Board
1963 Melville Plastics organized by R. Henderson Scott, Jr.
1964 Robert "Bob" Scott elected Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
1965 A.H. "Jim" Scott awarded gold key by Hawfields Church in appreciation for his work as Chairman of the Building Committee for the Educational Building
1967 Melville Dairy is sold to Guilford Dairy of Greensboro, North Carolina and Dr. Samuel Scott joins Scott Clinic
1968 Robert W. "Bob" Scott elected Governor of North Carolina
1969 School of Nursing (Carrington Hall) at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill named for Elizabeth Scott Carrington
1971 Elizabeth Scott Carrington and her nephew, Governor Robert W. Scott, donate 48 acres (the Graham campus) to the Technical Institute of Alamance (Alamance Community College) and Burlington Pediatrics is founded by Dr. Charles K. Scott
1975 Jessie Rae Scott runs as candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Labor
1977-1983 A.H. "Jim" Scott serves on the Alamance County Department of Social Services Board, acting as Chairman from 1980 to 1983
1982 Jessie Ray Scott serves as the American Cancer Society National Director and receives their Distinguished Service Award
1983-1995 Robert W. "Bob" Scott appointed President of the North Carolina Community College System
1993 Melville Plastics sold to a Boston, Massachusetts company
1992 Agnes Scott Haeseler is instrumental in raising funds for the new building of the Hawfields Presbyterian Child Care & Development Center
1995 Jessie Ray Scott named Honorary Life Member of the North Carolina Division of the American Cancer Society
2000 Meg Scott Phipps elected North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
2002 Scott Clinic sold to Piedmont Health Services and renamed Scott Community Health Center and Dr. Samuel Scott retires