Lieut. John Baytop Scott

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John Baytop Scott

Birthplace: Prince Edward Co., VA
Death: Died in Scottsburg, Halifax, VA
Place of Burial: White Cemetery, Scottsburg, Halifax, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Thomas Scott, Jr. and Catherine Scott
Husband of Martha "Patsy" (Thompson) Scott
Father of William Thompson Scott; Mary "Polly" Coleman Cocke; Thomas Baytop Scott; John Watts Scott; Francis Tomkies Scott and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Scott; Thomas Scott; Mary Watts; Major Francis Scott; Charles Scott and 1 other

Occupation: Planter, lawyer
Managed by: Michael Joseph Gerst
Last Updated:

About Lieut. 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

September 26, 1761
Prince Edward Co., VA
Age 25
Halifax County, Virginia, United States
Age 27
Halifax County, Virginia, United States
Age 29
Halifax County, Virginia, United States
June 30, 1794
Age 32
Halifax County, Virginia, United States
Age 39
April 22, 1807
Age 45
Scottsburg, Halifax County, Virginia, United States
July 17, 1810
Age 48
Scottsburg, Halifax County, Virginia, United States
February 4, 1811
Age 49
Halifax County, Virginia, United States
February 1814
Age 52
Scottsburg, Halifax, VA