|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1761|
Prince Edward County
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1814|
Son of Thomas Scott (born March 21, 1727 in Gloucester Co., Virgina) & Catherine Tomkies (born 1733 in Virginia)
John attended Hampden-Sydney College. He entered William & Mary College after the Revolution and graduated in the Law Department.
Some family info is from notes made by Christopher C. Scott, (1807-1859)
John's 1st wife was Elizabeth Ann Coleman-sister of Henry Embry Coleman of Woodlawn Plantation. (Elizabeth & her brother, Henry, were children of John & Mary (Embry) Coleman)John and Elizabeth married October 22,1782 and
Elizabeth died March 23, 1783.
John married Martha "Patsy" Thompson Sept 29, 1785.
John's plantation, 2000 acres, stretched from the Village of Scottsburg all the way back to Difficult Creek, some three miles northwest of Scottsburg. There John practiced law and farmed. He was well known in the criminal department of the law profession and often received large fees. He established saw mills, & grist mills on Difficult Creek and was planning a cotton mill when he died at age 52. The Village of Scottsburg, VA in Halifax County was named for Scott.
For children of John & Martha-see Martha's memorial-click on link below.
John & Martha are buried in the cemetery near the site where their home once stood. The cemetery is enclosed by a fieldstone rock wall.
John & Martha's headstone was paid for by John's great great granddaughter, Mrs. (Daisy) David Haines Ball. The headstone was set by the local Berryman Green Chapter National Society of the DAR. The President, at that time, of Hampden-Sydney College gave an address at the ceremony when the headstone was placed.
Children of John And Martha Scott,born in Halifax Co.Va.
1-Mary C."Polly" Scott
Married: John R. Cocke, December 24,1803 in Halifax Co
2-William T. Scott
3-John Watts Scott
Marriage : Eliza C.Irvine
4-Thomas Baytop Scott
5-James Baytop Scott
6-Francis Tomkies Scott
Marriages:1-Margaret Jack 2-Elizabeth White
7-Martha Ann Scott
marriage Dr.James P. Hill
8-Christopher Columbus Scott
Marriage: Elizabeth Strother Smith
9-Elizabeth Rebecca Coleman Scott
Marriages:1-Dr.Turner D.Bell 2-Lyle B.Fawcett
(See Daisy's memorial # 6827348)
Pictures & Info from Ginger George Gentry.
Thomas Scott (1727 - 1804)
Elizabeth Ann Coleman Scott (____ - 1783)*
Martha Thompson Scott (1769 - 1817)*
Mary Coleman Scott Cocke (1787 - 1857)*
Thomas Baytop Scott (1794 - 1824)*
Francis Tomkies Scott (1801 - 1885)*
Christopher Columbus Scott (1807 - 1859)*
Elizabeth Rebecca Coleman Scott McMahon (1810 - 1883)*
Martha Anne Scott Hill (1811 - 1867)*
Mary Scott Watts (1758 - 1836)*
John Baytop Scott (1761 - 1814)
Charles Scott (1763 - 1819)*
Note: Lieut. of Lee's Legion, Captain in War of 1812, General of the Militia, Vice President VA. Society of the Cincinnati
Scott Home Site Cemetery
Maintained by: GINGER GENTRY
Originally Created by: MKH
Record added: Jul 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94136041