|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1761|
Prince Edward County
Son of Thomas Scott (born March 21, 1727 in Gloucester Co., Virgina) & Catherine Tompkins (born 1733 in Virginia)
John attended Hampden-Sydney College. He entered William & Mary College after the Revolution and graduated in the Law Department.
John's first wife was Elizabeth Coleman. They married Oct 22, 1782 in Halifax Co., VA. Elizabeth died March 27, 1783 in Halifax Co. Elizabeth was the cousin of John's 2nd wife, Patsy. Elizabeth was also the only sister of Hon. Henry E. Coleman of Halifax Co. (This info is found in the book "A History of Halifax Co. by Wirt Johnson Carrington, pages 244-245. Info also found in family notes made by Christopher C. Scott, Dec 25, 1848-Sept 2, 1854)
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 53. The Village of Scottsburg, VA in Halifax County was named for Scott.
For children of John & Martha-see Martha's memorial
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.
(See Daisy's memorial # 6827348)
Pictures & Info from Ginger George Gentry.
Martha Thompson Scott (1769 - 1817)*
Christopher Columbus Scott (1807 - 1859)*
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
Created by: M. Halm
Record added: Jul 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94136041