Sunday, June 2, 2013
Scott Home, Gainesville Texas, ca. 1870's
We believe this is the home of Rufus Franklin Scott and his wife Martha Helen Moran, the sister of John Williamson Moran. The Scott's made their way to Gainesville Texas in 1858 in a rockaway carriage with their three slaves which had been given to them as wedding presents.
The couple had five children: William, Moran, Arthur Carroll, Oscar Franklin and Berry. Arthur Carroll Scott would go on to become a leading cancer specialist and co-founder of the Scott and White Hospital which is now known as the Scott & White Healthcare, one of the country's leading multi-specialty groups in the United States. His death in 1940 was attended by such notables as Governor and Mrs. W. Lee O'Daniel, seven past presidents of the Texas Medical Association, a president of the American Medical Association as well as many other colleagues, friends and family.