Raleigh Register, and North Carolina Gazette
Death of Joseph SCOTT.
Date: September 22 1835
Newspaper published in: Raleigh, NC
In Caswell county, on the 3d ult. Joseph SCOTT, father of Solicitor General John SCOTT, in the 67th year of his age. In his life he was an excellent example of honesty, industry, economy and godliness. For more than forty years he lived in devotion to God, and for more than thirty years he was a highly useful Elder in the Presbyterian Church. His life was governed by his own maxim, which he always pressed on others; "Take care that you do no harm--If you do no good, do no harm." He has left a wife and three children and numerous grand children to bemoan their loss.