I found the following article about Scottsville and it's short life in Sullivan County. Milton Howard Williams was my ggg grandfather - married to Nancy Withers. He was in Sullivan County in the late 1830's and the 1840's. In 1852 he and his family went west on the Oregon Trail and settled in Douglas County, Oregon. He had at least 7 children, Sons: Jefferson, James, John and David. David Williams served in the US-Mexican war and for some reason enrolled with the 4th ILL Vol Infantry.....any information would be appreciated
"The first Merchant in Scottsville was Washington Weathers (1847). The next Milton H. Williams & Son, 1850 Mr. McCormack, young Biswell sold dry goods and groceries, 1855 George Smith kept a store, 1855 to 1867. Dan Ransom sold dry goods and whiskey. Other merchants were Tyer, Bagwell, and Tunnell. There were seven stores in Scottsville, at one time, each doing business. (Source: "Sullivan County History, Vol 1.") Scottsville today in 1997 is gone. Not even a building is left standing, just memories of a town long ago. "