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Residence of Jonathan and Mary Scott
Lexington Tp, Stark County, 1892

This drawing, treasured by the descendants of Jonathan and Mary Scott, has been carefully carried five hundred miles away from the farmland of Ohio....the ancestral farm scene proudly displayed wherever the family moved.  Working from home this year provided the time to ponder the details of the drawing and to research the signature "F.A. Brader / no. 872" .

Our research indicates the Scott farm was located at the south east corner of Lexington Township at the junction of Freshley Avenue and State Street (rt.62).   The buildings are gone now, but you can compare the residence shown in this family photo with the house Brader so faithfully commemorated in his drawing.

The drawing is filled with details of family life on an Ohio farm, including a variety of  horse drawn wagons equipment and even, in the background, a train on the tracks for the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway.

We are grateful that the owners decided to research their family treasure and then to share their family story and photos.