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 Elizabeth not Eliza Coleman, of Woodlawn and Martha "Patsy" (Thompson) Scott
Father of Mary Coleman Cocke; John Watts Scott; Francis Tomkies Scott; Thomas Baytop Scott; Christopher C. Scott, Sr. and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Scott; Major Francis Scott; Mary Watts and Col. Charles Scott

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
Age 27
Age 29
Age 35
Age 39
Age 42
Age 45
July 17, 1810
Age 48
Scottsburg, VA, USA
February 1814
Age 52
Scottsburg, Halifax, VA