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James Scott

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Gloucester , Virginia
Death: Died in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Thomas Scott and Anne Scott
Husband of Frances Scott
Father of Frances McGehee; Nancy Baytop McGehee; Mildred C. Spencer; Thomas Baytop Scott; Gen. John B. Scott and 4 others
Brother of John Scott and Capt. Thomas Scott, Jr.

Occupation: Planter
Managed by: Taya Thurman
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About Capt. James Scott

James Scott DAR Ancestor #: A101530

  • Birth: 1728 - Virginia
  • Death: 1799 - Abbeville District, SC (1766?) typo?
  • Parents: Thomas Scott, Ann Baytop
  • Married: Frances Collier


James was a planter. He was a Captain in the Revolutionary War.

He purchased 700 acres of land from John Nash in Prince Edward County 10 November 1761, Deed Book 1, page 154, at Farmington. In 1763, he purchased land in Prince Edward County from George Walton Of Lunenburg County, Deed Book 2, page 176. This land became the home of Capt. James Scott and his wife Frances. It was located on Mountain Creek between Haskins plantation and the road that leads to Moore's Ordinary. It was located near the border of Lunenburg County.

He sold "twenty acres of land in Prince Edward County being part of the tract of land where said James Scott now lives on Mountain Creek," to Thomas Haskins, 15 February 1773, Deed Book 5, pg. 38 at Farmington, Prince Edward Co, VA He sold the remaining 829 acres of his residential property to John Fox of Gloucester County, VA on 18 November 1776, Deed Book 6, p. 121, at Farmington. He deeded 391 acres of land lying in Prince Edward Co. on Fort creek to his son-in-law Reuben Coleman, 26 September 1776, witnesses Francis Scott, Samuel McGehee, and Henry Young.

Although over 50 years of age at the beginning of the Revolution, James Scott served the cause of American Independence as a Captain in the Revolutionary army, in VA and later in SC. He removed from Prince Edward Co, VA to Abbeville District, SC where he died after the Revolution.

Cousin notes

John Scott was the 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 1st wife was Elizabeth Coleman. They married Oct 22, 1782 in Halifax Co., VA. They had no children. After Elizabeth died, John married Martha "Patsy" Thompson Sept 29, 1785.


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Capt. James Scott's Timeline

Gloucester , Virginia
Age 23
Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States
Age 25
Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Age 30
Prince Edward County, Province of Virginia
Age 33
Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States
January 16, 1766
Age 38
Caswell, North Carolina, USA
January 6, 1773
Age 45
Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States
January 6, 1773
Age 45
Prince Edwards, Virginia
Age 71
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States