John Baytop Scott (1761 - 1814) MP

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Birthplace: Prince Edward Co., VA
Death: Died in Scottsburg, Halifax, VA
Occupation: Planter, lawyer
Managed by: Michael Gerst
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About John Baytop Scott

John Baytop Scott DAR Ancestor #: A101648

  • Service:  VIRGINIA    Rank: LIEUTENANT
  • Birth:  9-26-1761    HALIFAX CO VIRGINIA
  • Death:  2-1-1814     HALIFAX CO VIRGINIA
  • Pension Number: R17708V
  • Service Description: 1) 1ST REGT, LIGHT DRAGOONS, CL
  • Residence: 1) County: HALIFAX CO - State: VIRGINIA
  • Married: 1) Elizabeth Coleman 2) Martha "Patsy" Thompson

Note: Lieut. of Lee's Legion, Captain in War of 1812, General of the Militia, Vice President VA. Society of the Cincinnati  

This is NOT the John Baytop Scott born in 1773, who was the son of Frances Colyer (Collier) and James Scott

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 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.

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Lieut. John Baytop Scott's Timeline

1761
September 26, 1761
Prince Edward Co., VA
1787
1787
Age 25
1789
1789
Age 27
1791
1791
Age 29
1797
1797
Age 35
1801
1801
Age 39
1804
1804
Age 42
1807
1807
Age 45
1810
1810
Age 48
Virginia
1814
February, 1814
Age 52
Scottsburg, Halifax, VA