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Judith Cary Scott (Bell)

Also Known As: "Gist"
Birthplace: Tasagi Town, Cherokee Nation East
Death: Died in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David D. Bell, M.D. and Judith Bell
Wife of Col. Nathaniel Gist and Maj. Gen. Charles Scott (Continental Army), Governor
Mother of Sarah Howard Bledsoe; Henry Cary Gist; Judith Bell Boswell; Anna Maria Hart; Davidella C. Gist and 3 others

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About Judith Cary Scott

After the war, Nathaniel Gist took an American wife Judith Cary Bell (1750–1833), daughter of David Bell & Judith Cary.

Their children:

  1. Sarah Howard Gist b: ABT 1784/1785 in , Buckingham Co., Virginia
  2. Henry Cary Gist b: ABT 1786 in , Buckingham Co., Virginia
  3. Judith Bell Gist b: ABT 1788 in , Buckingham Co., Virginia
  4. Thomas Nathaniel Gist b: ABT 1790 in , Buckingham Co., Virginia
  5. Anna Maria Gist b: ABT 1791 in , Buckingham Co., Virginia
  6. Davidella C. (Dandella) Gist b: ABT 1793 in , Buckingham Co., Virginia
  7. Elizabeth Violet H."Eliza" Gist b: 1793/1795
  8. Maria Cecil Gist b: 18 Jul 1797 in Canewood, Bourbon Co., Kentucky

She married Gov. Charles Scot second:

"(9a) 1834, 7 Nov: Judith B. BOSWELL of Fayette Co., KY sold to Benjamin GRATZ her interest in the Canewood tract, Clark Co., KY, being that portion of the estate of Col. Nathaniel GIST, deceased, which was allocated to his widow, who afterwards married Charles SCOTT and has since died, as her dower, also all right to slaves, etc., held by GRATZ as administrator of the estate of Judith C. SCOTT, deceased."


"The daughters of the couple married distinguished men. Sarah Howard Gist married Jesse Bledsoe, a United States senator from Kentucky, characterized by Henry Clay as the most formidable man he ever met at the bar in Kentucky; Anne Cary Gist married Dr. Joseph Boswell; Eliza Gist married Francis Preston Blair, and they were parents of Montgomery Blair, a member of Lincoln's cabinet, and Francis Preston Blair, Jr., who was a United States senator from Missouri and a brigadier-general in the Civil War; and Maria C. Gist married Benjamin Gratz, a wealthy citizen of Lexington." (1)

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Judith Cary Scott's Timeline

Tasagi Town, Cherokee Nation East
Age 35
Buckingham, Floyd, Virginia, USA
Age 36
Buckingham, Virginia, USA
Age 38
Buckingham, Virginia, USA
Age 41
Buckingham County, Vrginia
Age 43
Buckingham , Virginia
Age 45
Buckingham, Virginia, USA
July 18, 1797
Age 47
Canewood, Clarke, Kentucky