Person:James Scott (155)

James Scott
b.Abt 1770
d.5 Mar 1831
m. Bef 17 Oct 1791
  1. Joseph Scott1793 -
  2. Nathaniel Scott1795 - 1868
  3. James Scott1797 -
  4. Drewry Rieves Scott1799 -
  5. Esther Scott1801 -
  6. Dennis Cuthbert Scott1803 - 1874
m. Bef 29 Apr 1814
m. 1822
  1. Benjamin Franklin Scott1822 - 1900
  2. George Washington Scott1826 - 1910
  3. Sarah Ann Scott1828 - 1917
Facts and Events
Name James Scott
Gender Male
Birth[1][7] Abt 1770
Marriage Bef 17 Oct 1791 to Sarah Brunson
Other[1] 1812 Screven, Georgia, United StatesNamed Guardian of two of the sons of William Scott and Elizabeth Rieves
Marriage Bef 29 Apr 1814 to Clarissa Rieves
Census[3] 1820 Screven, Georgia, United States
Marriage 1822 to Temperance Rawls
Census[4] 1830 Screven, Georgia, United States
Death[1] 5 Mar 1831
DNA[2] Haplogroup I2b1 - See Scott DNA Family in Georgia, Maryland and North Carolina
Burial[1][5][6] Screven, Georgia, United StatesScott-Powell Family Cemetery
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Walter Scott email, 29 Mar 2012, Secondary quality.
  2. Scott Project, in FamilyTreeDNA, Kit #164125.
  3. Screven, Georgia, in United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33), p. 260, Primary quality.

    James Scott, 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-18 [Dennis], 1 male 45 and over [James], 1 female 10-15 [step-daughter Miriam], 1 female 26-44 (Clarissa], 7 slaves
    others on same page included Nathaniel Scott

  4. District 36, Screven, Georgia, in United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 307, Primary quality.

    James Scott, 1 male under 5 [George], 1 male 5-9 [Benjamin], 1 male 10-14, 1 male 60-69 [James], 1 female under 5 [Sarah], 1 female 15-19, 1 female 20-29 [Temperance]

  5. Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Secondary quality.

    James Scott; Farm, 5 mi fromSylvania-Buck Creek, Screven, GA
    (Original Vol 4)

  6. Find A Grave, Memorial# 29260586, Secondary quality.

    James Scott, Sr
    Birth: unknown
    Death: unknown
    Burial: Powell Family Cemetery, Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia, USA

    James SCOTT Sr., the patriarch of most of Screven County's numerous Scott descendants, is believed to be buried in this old family cemetery. The third wife and widow of James SCOTT Sr., Temperance RAWLS, married secondly to Lewis POWELL; the latter pair are believed to be buried here as well, and most of the cemetery's now unmarked burials are that couple's descendants.

    James SCOTT Sr. was also the father of several sons (including Denis SCOTT) and at least one daughter by his first wife, Sarah BRUNSON, and was the step-father of the three daughters of his second wife (one of the step-daughters took the name SCOTT prior to her marriage).

    Based on today's available deed, census and probate records for James SCOTT Sr., and the census records of his three children by Temperance RAWLS, our ancestor James SCOTT Sr. appears to have been born between 1760 and 1770 in North Carolina, to have moved to Screven County by 1788, and to have died here in March or early April of 1832.

    Although our James SCOTT Sr. was identified in the early 20th Century as the James SCOTT who served as a private with Lawson's Company from the 1st Regiment of Virginia during the American Revolution, we cannot be sure that this identification is accurate, primarily because several contemporary Southern men, some of whom were Revolutionary Soldiers, share the name James SCOTT.

    After several decades in this now badly overgrown cemetery on private land, the Revolutionary Soldier marker (not the burial) that had been placed here in the 20th Century in connection with that identification, was moved in 2000 and placed as a cenotaph in the Buck Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, a few miles to the east of this family cemetery location, because many descendants of James SCOTT Sr. are buried at that church cemetery.

    Denis Scott (1803 - 1874)
    B. F. Scott (1822 - 1900)
    George W. Scott (1826 - 1910)

    Pvt. Lawsons Company
    1 Va. Reg.
    Rev. War 1830 [sic]

    Note: The 20th Century marker (not the early 19th Century burial) placed here in this family cemetery was moved to a nearby church cemetery and stands there today as a cenotaph. Memorial# 24771221

  7. Based on Census records, James was most likely born sometime between 1760 and 1770. According to one of his younger sons, he was born in Virginia, while another younger son at least once cited North Carolina as James birth place. Either is possible.