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Lt. James SCOTT

Male Abt 1744 - 1781  (~ 37 years)

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  • Name James SCOTT 
    Title Lt. 
    Born Abt 1744  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 11/25/1780 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Jan 1781  Monongalia County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Source: Kathy Miller .

      (2) Vercoe, Josephine McCord, A Genealogical History of the Scott Family, 1939, pp. 3-6:

      James Scott, son of John and Judith (Davis) Scott, was born ca 1744; died January 1781. He received one thousand acres of land known as the Richwood tract for his services in the French and Indian, Wars, Dec. 1774, under Lord Dunmore. The Richwood tract is between Scotts Meadow Run and Scotts Mill Run. When the patent was granted the branch had no name. Laurel Point, Scotts Run (later called Dents Run) and the Richwood tract were one and the same. This land is about five miles from Morgantown, in Monongalia County, W. Va. James Scott headed the Minute Men Oct. 23, 1775 according to information from Public claims of Revolutionary records. His will was made Nov. 1780. Elizabeth, wife of James Scott was listed in the first census of Monongalia County as head of the household, comprised of five whites and two slaves (blacks). December 1, 1803 noted Widow Scott in the Pindall estate. The children of James Scott of Richwood and Elizabeth ___ Scott his wife were:

      1. Judith, born 1766, died 1793; married Thomas Pindall, son of Capt. Phillip Pindall. Thomas Pindall died May 19, 1795. His first wife was Elizabeth Harrison who was killed by the Indians. She was fifteen years of age at her father[']s death and then received the Crookin Place. Both are buried at the head waters of Birchfield Run on the present Lows farm near Lowesville, 1. Va.

      2. David, (known as Major David) was born in 1786 [sic; should be 1768]; died March 13, 1846. Married first, Rachel ___, second, Mary Brand.

      3. Jemima, born 1771; married first Edward Pindall, son of Capt. Phillip Pindall, married second, ___ Hess of Mannington, W. Va.

      4. Hannah, born 1779; married William Chipps, son of Thomas and Joanna Chipps.

      The original land grant for Colonial Service of James Scott is filed in Richmond, in Augusta Book, page 574, Land office records.

      James Scott was Lieutenant in the 13th Va. Regiment.

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      Will of James Scott (of Richrood).

      In the name of God Amen, I James Scott of Monongalia County, in the State of Virginia, being at the time in a low state of health, but of sound mind, do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament, revoking all former wills that have been made by me, and the first thing I give my soul to the Almighty and my body to the grave to be buried in a decent Christian like manner.

      I do hereby appoint my dear brother Jacob Scott and my Uncle David Scott to be executors of my estate, real and personal.

      I give and bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth Scott one rone mare besides what the law allows. I give and bequeath to my best beloved son David Scott the plantation where I formerly lived on the west side of the Monongalia River. I give and bequeath to my daughter Judith Scott, that tract of land known by the name of Crookin Place. I give and bequeath to my daughter Jemima Scott the place I now live on in the Forks, and I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Scott an equal share of land not mentioned in the will to be as valuable share as the rest of my children has out of what I own, not mentioned herein.

      Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 25th day of November 1780.

      James x Scott

      Signed, sealed in the presence of John Burroughs, James Johnston and John Evans.

      Bill states James died January, 1781; all of the children being infants: Judith age 15; David age 13; Jemima about 10; Hannah about 2. He owned the Richwood tract. See Chancery file, 1807.


      This will on file at University of W. Va. library, Morgantown, W. Va.
    Person ID I13779  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 

    Family Elizabeth (SCOTT),   d. Aft 1 Dec 1803 
    Married Bef 1766  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Hannah SCOTT,   b. 1779, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. David SCOTT,   b. 1768, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1846, Monongalia County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 10:22:37 
    Family ID F6222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart