Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Robert and Rosa Lee Scott]
Robert said, “I was born in Richmond County, South Carolina, and the second year after freedom. I remained in South Carolina, until 1901. There I engaged in farming and doing other odd jobs. My parents were Steven and Susan Scott, who were slaves. Their slave [masters?] were [Kellum?] and Scribner. There were five in my family. ”
Robert stated that he came to Florida in [1901?], and was a grown man when he reached Florida. He worked in the [turpentine?] stills from place to place. He lived in [Homassa?], Dekota county, seven miles from Arcadia until he moved to his present location in 1926.
Robert stated that he married twice. His first wife was Rosa [Spanish?]. They were married in Arcadia, Florida, in 1914. There was one child born during their wedlock. This child died with the influenza. His second marriage was to Rosa Lee Jupiter. They were married in their present home by Rev. Mitchell, of Lake Wales, March 11th, 1936. He had lived the life of a bachelor [up?] until that time. Before he married, his neice, Annie Graham, make here home with Robert.