Son of Robert Eden Scott. A prominent member of the Warrenton Bar. He organized, in 1861, a company known as the "Beauregard Rifles". They were later Co.K 8th Va. Reg. R.Taylor Scott was promoted to Major on Gen. Pickett's staff. At the time of his death, Major Scott was Attorney General of Virginia. Mayor of Warrenton in 1870. Attorney General of Virginia.
The son of Robert Eden and Elizabeth (Taylor) Scott, his father a distinguished lawyer, and grandson of Judge John Scott, well known in the history of the state of Virginia, and of Robert L. Taylor, an eminent lawyer of Alexandria. Virginia. Robert Taylor Scott was educated in the public schools of Warrenton and Alexandria, in the private school of his father's house, and the University of Virginia, which he entered in 1851, and where he remained until 1854. He then settled in his native county, and became a successful lawyer; upon the outbreak of the civil war he joined the Confederate army, and organized a company of Infantry; served as a captain in the famous brigade of Gen. Eppa Hunton, then was on the staff of Gen. Pickett; after the war was a delegate to the constitutional convention of 1867; was a member of the legislature of 1881; was nominated and elected attorney-general in 1888, reŽlected in 1893. During his incumbency the state had much trouble with the bondholders, and Mr. Scott was sent to jail by the Federal court for his fearless enforcement of the state laws called "Coupon Killers," designed to bring about a compromise of the state debt fastened upon the commonwealth by the "scallywags" and "carpet-baggers" just after the war. He was a member of the Episcopal church, and often represented that church in its diocesan councils. In 1858 he married Frances Carter, eldest daughter of Richard H. Carter, Esq., of Fauquier.
Frances Carter Scott (1838 - 1923)
Richard Carter Scott (1859 - 1928)*
Elizabeth Taylor Scott (1861 - 1862)*
Robert Eden Scott (1866 - 1867)*
Mary Welby Scott Keith (1870 - 1958)*
Rosalie Taylor Scott Hardin (1871 - 1962)*
Julian Taylor Scott (1873 - 1873)*
Fanny Taylor Scott (1877 - 1879)*
Robert Taylor Scott (1880 - 1884)*
Edward Carter Scott (1885 - 1885)*
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Apr 01, 2002
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