Levi Frisbe Scott
CAPTAIN LEVI FRISBE SCOTT, BETHLEHEM: Farmer.
Levi F. Scott was born in Bethlehem, Conn., Nov. 11, 1818. He had only a common school education; has always been a farmer, and always lived, and now lives, on the
same farm on which his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather lived. He had, in his youth, only limited means; but by his energy and perseverance, he has worked himself up to the top of a farmerís calling. At the age of eighteen he was enrolled in an infantry company in his own town, was chosen corporal, and went up, step by step, to be captain of the company, which office he held for several years. He had the best drilled company in his regiment, and, at a meeting of the officers, he was chosen colonel, but declined the office. He was, however, strongly urged by his superior officers to accept, as he owed the honor to the regiment and the regiment owed the same to him, but he still declined.
He has also delivered lectures upon different subjects in all the towns around him, and in some of them he has appeared several times; his knowledge, wit, and sound logic drawing a full house. He has also written for different agricultural papers all over the country. His treatment of his theme has always been reasonable and persuasive, taken from experience and observation. He has spoken before farmersí clubs and granges many times, but never till 1891 did he unite with the grange, when one was formed in his own town. Previous to this he had been president of a farmersí club. He has held offices of honor and trust in the town of which he has always been a citizen, and has been a leading temperance advocate in Bethlehem, and several places where liquor was sold were broken up through his influence and writings. He was director in a fire insurance company fifteen years.
Source: Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.
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