Scott, Jacob, a minister of the Baptist denomination, was born in Boston, March 1,1815, and was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1836, and of the Newton Theological Institution in the class of 1842, His ordination occurred at Petersburg, VA, September; 1842. He was pastor at Petersburg and Hampton, VA, and for two years chaplain at the University of Virginia. Subsequently he had charge of important churches in Portland, Me.; Fall River, Mass.; and Yonkers, N. Y. He was obliged, on account of his health, to retire from the ministry. For some time he was superintendent of schools in Malden, Mass. where he died, Dec. 10, 1871.