Scott, Hezekiah, (1789-1879), was a weaver and who operated a distillery on the brook near his home on Barlow Mountain Road — a stream later called Uncle Kiah’s Brook and now just Kiah’s Brook. He also operated a sawmill on Ledges Road on this brook, which is the outlet from Pierrepont Pond. He was a state representative in 1845. “Hezekiah Scott was a colorful figure in the community and he remembered and often related having voted in every administration from Madison to Hayes,” Silvio Bedini reported.
Silvio Bedini, Ridgefield in Review, and Jack Sanders, Ridgefield Names.