|Birth: ||Jul. 19, 1755|
Prince George's County
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 1834|
The battle of King's Mountain is very closely connected with thehistory of Wilkes County. Nearly or probably more than, half theAmerican soldiers, engaged in this famous battle for freedom of theAmerican people were from Wilkes county, as her boundary lines were atthat time. Wilkes furnished three distinguished leaders for this battle-Col. Benjamin J. Cleveland, Col. John Sevier and General Isaac Shelby. The forces - assembled at Watauga, in Wilkes county (now inCarter county, Tenn.) and decided to attack the British forces underMajor Ferguson.
At that time the Western part of North Carolina was a strong-hold for the Tories and many of the men in the British ranks at King's Mountain were Tories.
Revolutionary War Record of Thomas Scott, Pension File #5997
Thomas Scott was born July 19, 1755 in Maryland; the exact
place of his birth and the names of his parents are not shown,
He was taken to North Carolina and lived in Wilkes Co. in that state
at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Scott, while a resident of Wilkes County, North Carolina
enlisted early in the summer of 1777 and served a tour as a private
in Captain James Morrow's North Carolina company against the
Indians. He moved to Burke County, North Carolina, and in the spring
of 1778, enlisted and served though the fall of that year in Captain
Charles Forester's North Carolina Company; he enlisted in September
1780 and served one month as private in Captain Barton's company,
Colonel Cleveland's North Carolina regiment and was in the Battle of
King's Mountain, His entire service amounted to ten months.
The soldier moved from Burke County, North Carolina, to Kentucky
Thomas was allowed pension on his application executed December
25, 1833, at which time he resided in Cumberland County, Kentucky,
the county line of Fentress County, Tennessee. His application
for pension was executed in said Fentress County.
The Soldier died March 1, 1834 in Cumberland County, Kentucky
He married in the year 1775, in Burke County, North Carolina,
Lettice Russell; the date and place of her birth and the names of
her parents are not given, They lived in Burke County for many
years. Lettice Scott, Soldier's window, died January 31, 1837 in
Cumberland Co. Kentucky.
The names of the children of Thomas Scott and his wife Lettice,
are shown as follow; Mary, their first child; Samuel, their second
child, who was born June 19, 1777 in Burke County, North Carolina
Nancy; Lettice;Richard; Jemima or Gemima; Jane; Elizabeth.
In 1839, the surviving children were Mary West, Nancy Davis, Lettice
Long, Jemima (Gemima ) Blair, Jane Brashear, Elizabeth Beaty,
Richard Scott and Samuel Scott. This son Samuel Scott was then
a resident of Morgan County, Tennessee, and was called Captain
Samuel Scott, no explanation given regarding this rank; he married
a daughter of Edward Long, her name not stated, and moved with
her from North Carolina to Kentucky. Samuel Scott died prior to March
In 1839 Thomas Scott, son of the soldier's son, Samuel was a
resident of Morgan County aged forty years. He was the
Administrator of the estate of his grandmother, Lettice Scott.
In 1844 one Samuel Long was a Justice of the Peace for Clinton
County, Kentucky, no relationship to the soldier's family shown.
In 1844, one Caption Isaac Story, aged sixty-six years, resided
in Clinton County, Kentucky; he stated then that he married
in October 1800 in Wilkes County (adjoining Burke County),
North Carolina a daughter of Edward Long, that he lived near
Samuel Scott (the soldier's son) who was his brother-in-law
in that state, and moved with him to Kentucky
he did not state the name of his wife
to the Administrator
Thomas Scott was born 19 Jul 1755 Prince George in the state of Maryland. From Maryland
he moved to Rowan Co., NC, with his parents and was living in Burke Co st the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Thomas, enlisted in the summer of 1777
and served a tour of duty as a private in Capt. James Morrow's NC Co. against
the indians. Was in Burke Co, NC, and in the spring of 1778 enlisted and
served throught the fall of that year in Capt. Charles Forester's NC Co. He
enlisted in 1780 and served 1 month as a private in Capt. Barton's Co., Col.
Clevland's NC Regiment, and was in the battle of King's Mountain. Thomas was
married to Lettice Russell of Burke Co., NC in the year 1775. She was the daughter of William Russell and mother Unk. Had brothers Benjamin and Isaac Russell.
In his application for pension , Dec 1833, Thomas tells more details
concerning his tour of duty. He also tells of his difficulty in finding a
Justice of Peace, since the nearest one (on KY side) had gone to AR and that
being of old age and loss of bodily strength, it would be extremely unhandy to
get a Justice of Peace on KY side in his own county but he is handy to a
Justice of Peace on the TN side, in Fentress Co. He further states that he is
affected with the deadley Palsy and that he was 78 years agreeable to hs
Thomas recounts in his pension application that during his first tour of
duty, he marched to Cathies Fort and while stationed there he marched to
various places along the Catawba River and Silver Creek. He finally marched
back and was ack (what is ack) and was verbally discharged by his Capt.
After moving to Burke Co, he again volunteered for 3 months and again went
to Cathies Fort and marched up and down the Catawba River. After 3 months he
was verbally discharged. Again, he volunteered and served most of the fall
and winter serving sometimes about 20 days, then about 10 days. Sometimes
more and sometimes less -- having done the service in detached pieces, but to
his best recollection he served not less than 9 months against the Indians as
a private volunteer. He again volunteered and entered the service under Capt.
Barton as a "Light Horse" sometimes about 20 days before the Battle of Kings
Mountain and went on as was in said battle and after helped to take care of
the wounded. He was verbally discharged after serving 30 days agreeable to
his best information.
Thomas was allowed a penson on his application executed 25 Dec 1833. He
died 1 Mar 1834 in Cumberland Co., KY. His widow, Lettice Russell Scott,
received a pension effective 1 Mar 1834 in the amount of $33.33. She died 31
The children of Lettice and Thomas were: Mary, Samuel, Nancy, Lettice,
Richard, Jemima(Gemima), Jane and Elizabeth. In 1839 their surving children
were: Mary West, Nancy Davis, Lettice Long, Jemima Blair, Jane Brashear,
Elizabeth Beaty, Richard Scott and Samuel Scott.
Samuel Scott was born 19 Jun 1777 in Burke Co, NC. He came to Morgan Co,
TN and built the well known "Scott Tavern" in the town of Montgomery on Emory
River. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and was one of the largest land
holders in Morgan Co and east TN.
Thomas Scott's parents were
Samuel Scott and Mary Jones, daughter of Richard Jones of Prince George Co., Maryland.
And per land deeds and other records we have confirmed that Samuel Scott's parent were Thomas Scott born Feb 14, 1702 Prince Geo Co and died 1739 Prince Geo. Co. Maryland and wife Elizabeth Prather. Thomas Scott's parents William Scott b/ 1672 and Mary Lucas, daughter of Thomas Lucas and Elizabeth.
Lettice Russell father William Russell, her brothers Isaac and Benjamin Russell also William Russell married Rachel Scott, his second wife, daughter of Samuel Scott and Mary Jones
of Prince George Co. Maryland. Lettice mother is unknown.
Other Children who graves are unknown;
Martin Scott b/ 1787 Burke Co died 1814 Wayne Co Ky.
married Elizabeth. No known children
Nancy Scott b/ abt 1778 and died Unk. married unk. Davis
per her father pension file.
Jane Scott b/1783 died abt 1855 Greene Co Missouri
married Benjamia Brashears
Jemima Scott b/ abt 1780 and died bef 1841 Lawrence Co Illinois married William Blair
Lettice Scott b/16 Oct 1784 died Unk. married John Long
brother to Lydia Long Scott.
Samuel Scott (1728 - 1790)
Mary Jones Scott (1728 - ____)
Letitia "Letty" Russell Scott (1757 - 1837)
Mary Scott West (1776 - 1849)*
Samuel Scott (1777 - 1841)*
Richard Scott (1791 - 1857)*
Elizabeth Scott Beaty (1793 - 1847)*
Rachel Scott Russell (1753 - ____)*
Thomas Scott (1755 - 1834)
Nathaniel Scott (1760 - 1824)*
Note: Buried in unmarked grave in Cumberland Co. KY. Now Clinton Co. Ky
Clear Fork Church Cemetery
Created by: Jerry Scott
Record added: Nov 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31632538