Gen. John B. Scott

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John Baytop Scott

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Prince Edward County, Virginia
Death: November 26, 1839 (66)
Lowndes County, Alabama, United States
Place of Burial: Scott's Buring Ground Blk 6, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain James Scott and Frances Scott
Husband of Eliza Ann Scott
Father of James Edward Scott; Elliott Scott; Clementina Rebecca James; Emily Virginia Pollard; Robert Lindsey Scott and 12 others
Brother of Frances McGehee; Nancy Baytop McGehee; Mildred C. Spencer; Thomas Baytop Scott; Sarah Lee Scott and 4 others

Occupation: Commissioner, legislator, JP
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About Gen. John B. Scott

Gen. Scott was a brigadier general in the War of 1812. He was a commissioner, legislator and justice of peace in Jefferson County, and was the contractor when a new statehouse was built in Milledgeville.

The Gen. John Baytop Scott Chapter of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 was organized in Gainesville's Dixie Hunt Hotel ballroom in 1938 under president Mattie Thompson Hulsey (Mrs. John McAfee).


This is not John 1761 Baytop Scott who is described at: this FindAGrave memorial # 94136041

Yes, there are two of them. This is the one who married Elizabeth Coleman


This image is often mistakenly used as the image of General John B. Scott's first cousin, John Baytop Scott of Halifax County, VA., born in 1761, deceased in February, 1814.

Portrait Photo by John Engelhardt Scott is copyrighted. Special Use Credit and Thanks: Alabama Department Of Archives & History, Montgomery, Alabama. (Portrait c1840) Note: This portrait was painted after General John Scott's death. The following excerpt is from Mrs. Emily Virginia Semple's "Reminiscences of My Life And Relatives": "Having no portrait of Gen. John Scott, a plaster cast was made of his head and face after his death, and a most excellent likeness of him painted." Mrs. Semple was the grand-daughter of General John B. Scott. Her parents were Lorenzo James and Eliza Ann Scott James.

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Gen. John B. Scott's Timeline

January 6, 1773
Prince Edward County, Virginia
Age 22
Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia
Age 23
October 8, 1800
Age 27
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, United States
October 8, 1800
Age 27
Augusta, Georgia, United States
Age 26
September 5, 1802
Age 29
Richmond County, Georgia, United States
Age 28
Autauga County, Alabama
November 26, 1805
Age 32
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, United States