Warren Scovill gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. August 24, 1798 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT
D. October 10, 1844 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Abner Scovill born May 4, 1769 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT son of Ezekial Scovill (1744-1821) and Rebecca (Thompson) Scovill; married (1) Comfort Bristol daughter of Reuben Bristol; married (2) Edith (Moses) Barber widow of Joab Barber and afterwards she became the second wife of Daniel Scovil, Abner’s brother; Abner died November 26, 1836 in in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; buried in West Torrington Cemetery, Torrington, Litchfield County, CT.
  • Mother: Comfort (Bristol) Scovill born in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; Comfort died July 15, 1808 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT.
  • Wife: Emiline Bellamy married (1) Warren Scovill on January 21, 1821 in Allegany County, NY; Emiline married (2) Thomas Spencer, Jr. (1789-1881) on March 10, 1858 in Waupaca County, WI as his second wife; Thomas, was the son of Thomas Spencer (1755-1940) (Revolutionary War Veteran, Connecticut, Sergeant) and Huldah (Oakes) Spencer (1772-1863); Thomas Jr. was a War of 1812 Veteran, 8th New York Militia, Sergeant; Emeline’s death and burial are unknown, probably occurred between 1860-1862; Thomas is buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca County, WI
  • Children:
    1. Adeline C. (Scovill) Ralph born October 9, 1821 in Portage, Livingston County, NY; married Horace Ralph; Adeline died at Dundas, Rice County, MN.
    2. Abner Scovill born January 19, 1824 in Portage, Livingston County, NY; married Diantha Perkins in Waupaca, WI daughter of Chester Boyles Perkins (1799-1872) and Salinda (Chase) Perkins (1806-1891); Abner died October 15, 1853 in Waupaca, Waupaca County, WI killed in hunting accident.
    3. Willoughby L. E. Scovill born December 12, 1826 in Portage, Livingston County, NY; married Phoebe E. Belden on September 7, 1849; Willoughby died September 16, 1865 or 1866.
    4. Willard F. Scovill born April 19, 1829 in Portage, Livingston County, NY; Civil War Veteran (February 29, 1864-January 7, 1865), Company F, 39th Illinois Infantry, Waukegan, married (1) Hannah Bradbury in 1853; married (2) Eliza A. Clemens (1836-1886) in 1868; Willard died March 23, 1908 at the home of his son in Wisconsin; Willard and Eliza are buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Brookings County, SD; According to the Memorial and Biographical….: “Mr. Barber married Miss Eva M. Soville, in Dodge county, Minnesota, on the 1st of June, 1871. Barber was born February 15, 1856, and was one of twins in a family of six.  Her father, Willard F. Scoville, married Hannah Bradbury, in 1853.  He subsequently remarried after the death of his first wife.  Mr. Scoville was a brickmaker and a stone quarrier.  When the war broke out he enlisted in the Forty-fourth Illinois Regiment, and took part in the Peninsular campaign.  He was wounded in his left leg during the first fight in which he was engaged, but his injury was not serious, and he later joined his command.  Mrs. Barber’s grandfather was born in New York, on the Genesee river, and was a hatter by trade.  He removed to Waukegan at an early date, when the great city of Chicago was a village, consisting but six or eight houses.  He died in Waukegan in 1857…”; According to an unsourced newspaper (most likely from Hetland, South Dakota): “WILLIARD F. SCOVILLE. –  Hetland New Era: Word was received here on Monday that W. F. Scoville had died in Wisconsin and would be brought to Arlington where the funeral was held Wednesday.  It has been known that Mr. Scoville had not well all winter but not until a short time ago was he considered dangerous.  He suffered a stroke of paralysis and from this he never recovered.  At the time of death he was nearly 79 years of age.  OBITUARY. – Willard Scoville was born at Portage, New York. April 19, 1829.  His folks moved to Illinois in 1840 and settled near where Waukegon (sic) now is.  He was married to Hannah Bradbury, Nov. 14, 1853.  To this union was born six children 0 one boy and five girls – of whom all but one are living.  When the war of the rebellion broke out he was a guard at the Joliet state prison.  He enlisted in company F. of the 39th Illinois volunteer infantry and was wounded in battle of Fair Oaks.  This would never healed but had to be dressed twice a day as long as he lived.  While he was in the hospital at Hampton Roads there eight sick or wounded in one tent.  This tent was entered by death four times while he lay there.  After the war he and his wife separated and in 1868 he married Eliza Clemans, and to them were born nine children – four of whom are now living.  He moved to South Dakota in 1885 and settled on a farm northeast of here.  His second wife died at his home on June 30, 1886 and was laid to rest in the Arlington cemetery.  He moved from the farm to Hetland in 1901 and lived here until the fall of 1906 when he went to Wautoma, Wis, to live with a brother.  Last summer he went back to his birthplace with his daughter, Carrie, and spent sometime among the scenes of his boyhood, and found some people with whom he had played when a child.  He died on Monday, March 23, at the home of a son where he had been for a few weeks.  Thus another old soldier has joined the ranks of the mighty army that is crossing the river to the other side.”
    5. Sarah M. (Scovill) Dutcher born January 9, 1831 in Portage, Livingston County, NY; married Oscar Dutcher; Sarah died November 28, 1866 in Faribault, Minnesota; buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Faribault County, MN.
    6. Chauncey W. Scoville born May 21, 1833 in Portage, Livingston County, NY; Civil War Veteran (February 15, 1865-January 24, 1866), Company B, 151st Illinois Infantry, Corporal; married (1) Mary Jane Seymour (1839-1883) daughter of Wright Seymour (1813-1888) and Nancy Melissa (Bishop) Seymour (1817-1892); married (2) Orlinda Ellsworth on April 5, 1885 in Waushara County, WI; Chauncey died December 15, 1909; Chauncey and Mary Jane are buried in Marion Cemetery, Wautoma, Waushara County, WI.
    7. Myron C. Scovill born December 13, 1835 in Portage, Livingston County, NY; Myron died April 1, 1837.
    8. Lyman B. Scoville born December 13, 1837 in Portage, Livingston County, NY; Civil War Veteran (recruited October 2, 1861, re-enlisted as Veteran, February 28, 1864-May 15, 1866 from Goodale (Grant) Illinois) Company C, 37th Illinois Infantry, Sergeant; married Margaret Ann Thompson on November 23, 1867; Lyman died May 9, 1905; buried in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth Faribault County, MN
  • Siblings:
    • Philenda (Scovil) Weed born April 2, 1792 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; married Daniel Weed (1772-1853) on January 24, 1815; Philenda died September 24, 1865 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; buried in Center Cemetery, Torrington, Litchfield County, CT
    • Beede (Scovil) Baldwin born 1793 or 1794 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; married Enos Baldwin
    • Abner Scoville born October 1795 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; married Elizabeth “Betsy” Redford (1801-1883) in 1826; Abner died April 12, 1859 in Kingston, Caldwell County, MO; According to the Scoville Family Records, Part III: “Abner removed first to Allegheny county, N. Y., and located at Grove Center, from which place he went to Missouri in 1836 and is said to have joined the Mormon faith. Their children were born in Allegheny county, N. Y…”
    • Darius Scoville born July 4, 1799 in Harwinton, Litchfield, County, CT; married (1) Clarissa Barber (1796-1841) on September 25, 1820 daughter of Joab Barber and Editha (Moses) Barer; married (2) Hannah Kellogg at East Granger, Allegany County, NY; Darius died June 3, 1862 in East Granger, Allegany County, NY; Darius and Clarissa are buried in Hunts Hollow Cemetery, Portage, Livingston County, NY
    • Diantha (Scoville) Shepard born May 16, 1801; married Rufus Shepard (1796-1872) on April 21, 1821 in Warsaw, Wyoming County, NY son of Otis Shepard (1772-1851) and Grace (Everett) Shepard (1775-1861); Diantha died September 4, 1853 in Granger Township, Allegany County, NY; Diantha and Rufus are buried in Hunts Hollow Cemetery, Portage, Livingston County, NY
    • Chester Scovill born February 1, 1803 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; married Abigail Smith (1807-1894) on September 1, 1830; Chester died September 17, 1881 or 1884 in Taylor’s Falls, Chisago County, MN; buried in Kahbakong Cemetery, Taylor Falls, Chisago County, MN; According to the Scoville Family Records, Part III: “Chester was a farmer and made several changes, removing first to New York State, thence to Loraine county, Ohio. He lived for some time in Ionia, Michigan, and in 1867 went to Minnesota, where he passed the rest of his life.”
    • Permelia (Scovil) Armstrong born 1804 or 1805 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; married Fitch Armstrong (1798-1856); Permelia died January 10, 1844 (also given as January 25, 1844) in Oakfield, Genesee County, NY; Permelia is buried in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield, Genesee County, NY; Fitch is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead, Rock County WI
    • Maria (Scovil) Jones born May 6, 1806 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; married Julius Jones (1796-1860) on June 30, 1825 son of Georges Sheldon Jones (1759-1856) and Lucretia (Cook) Jones (1781-1868); Maria died April 4, 1878; Maria and Julius are buried in East Cemetery, Harwinton, Litchfield County, CT; According to the Hartford Courant (Hartford CT) Saturday, April 13, 1878, page 2: JONES – In Harwinton, April 4, Mrs. Maria Jones, widow of Julius Jones, age 72 years.”

Additional Information:

According to the Illinois, Public Land Purchase Records, 1813-1909: “Warren Scoville purchses on February 6, 1844, 40 acres in Section 27, Township 45N, Range 10E at a price of $1/25 per acre”

According to the Scoville Family Records, Part III, Harwinton (Conn.) Branch by Charles R. Eastman; 1911: “Warren Scoville (Abner, Ezekiel, Ezekiel, Stephen) born at Harwinton Aug. 24, 1798; married Evelyn Bellamy, Jan. 1, 1821.  She was born Mar. 24, 1799.  He died Oct. 10, 1844, at Waukegan, Illinois, killed at a log raising, or felling timber.  Warren went from Connecticut to New York state about 1820, settling at Portage, where he lived until 1833, and then removed farther west.  In the fall of 1842 he located in Illinois, at Waukegan, or Lake City.”

According to the Lake County Probate documents, Abner Scovil was the Administrator.  An inventory of goods, Chattels and personal estate of Warren Scovill was written on January 28, 1845 by Solomon Fox, James Sullivan and Gairus Garwood.  The estate was valued at $297.72.  According to Petition Papers present to the Justice of the Peace, Levi Marble, the real estate listed is “The Northwest qt of Sec 27 Township 45N R9E also the Northwest qt of the Northwest qt of Sec 27 Township 45N R10E” signed by Abner Scovill on March 3, 1845.