The Mount Sterling Democrat-News , Saturday, April 27, 1889, pg 3




Luellen Scott




The remains of Luellen Scott, an aged colored woman, were brought here last

Saturday evening for interment.   Aunt Luellen (transcribers note: she was

born about 1822 in Kentucky) as she was familiarly known to all, came to

Illinois from Kentucky with John Means, father of J.R. Means, in 1835, and

lived in his family until she was married the exact date we were unable to

obtain. (Transcribers note: she married John Scott, July 21, 1844 in Brown

Co, IL; Vol. A&B, page 215).  After her marriage she lived with her husband

on a piece of land given her by Mr. Means and where her husband died, until

her removal to Keokuk in 1884.  During her residence in this county she was

a member of the Presbyterian church, but when she removed to Keokuk, finding

there a Baptist church with a large congregation of her own race she united

with them and became one of the prominent and most respected members.   Aunt

Luellen was an exceptionally kind, good, Christian woman and was universally

held in high esteem by all her acquaintances, and, as one expressed it,

though her skin was black she had a white heart.   The funeral occurred from

the residence of John R. Means, one mile northwest of the city, at 10 o

clock Sunday morning with services by Rev. W.D. Smith of the Presbyterian

church, and the remains of a true, devoted friend were laid away in the

Means graveyard to sleep the sleep of the righteous.




(Transcribers note: Brown County, IL cemetery records, page 135, indicate

"Luellen Scott, wife of John Scott, died April 26, 1889, aged 67 years, 16