Robert Lindsey Scott

b. 5 August 1820, d. 28 November 1852
  • Robert Lindsey Scott was born on 5 August 1820 in Alabama.
  • He married Laura Ann Lewis, daughter of Dixon Hall Lewis and Susan Elizabeth Elmore, on 25 May 1841 in Lowndes County, Alabama.
  • Robert Lindsey Scott and Laura Ann Lewis appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Lowndes County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Eliza Elliott Scott and Clariinda Vernon Scott. Burrell H. and Martha A. Smith and Franklin, age 2, also were in the household.
  • He was a planter, according to the 1850 census.
  • On Sunday, 9 November 1851, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Dr. J. E. Scott and Mr. Robert Scott and Mr. Hardy arrived this evening," and on Thursday, the 20th, "Dr. and Robt Scott left this morning for Leon."
  • On Monday, 5 July 1852, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Confirmed to day a Sale to Hamlin F.Lewis & Robert Scott by Doctor J. E. Scott of Harris & Wood Tract of Land for Willis B. Wood, 1,352 Acres at $5 per Acre, 1/3 this January & the balance at one & two years with interest."
  • His wife Laura Ann Lewis became a widow at his death.
  • Robert Lindsey Scott died on 28 November 1852 at age 32 in Angelina County, Texas.
  • He was interred at Waverly Cemetery, Waverly, Walker (later San Jacinto) County, Texas, a reinterment.
  • The following appeared on 30 December 1852 in The Democrat (Huntsville, Alabama); FROM TEXAS: -- By the steamship Perseverance, Capt. Forbes, we have our Texas exchanges. Galveston dates are to the 10th instant.
         Mr. Dean, of Galveston, has received information of the arrival in Polk County, of some families from Alabama who have been severely attacked with cholera. The heads of the families are Hamiln F. Lewis, brother of Dixon H. Lewis; Robert Scott, brother-in-law [sic] of Hamlin H. Lewis; John E. Scott, nephew of Robert Scott, and Mr. Snow, all from Lowndes county, Alabama, together with the negroes of the widow of Dixon H. Lewis - the negroes in all numbering some 300 or 400. A letter to Mr. Dean, dated Cold Springs, December 2nd, says: "One of the Alabama company, Mr. Snow has died of cholera, together with eight or ten of his negroes." Mr. Dean was also informed, from other sources, that Mr. Hamiln H. Lewis, Mr. Robert Scott, and Mr. John E. Scott have also died of the same disease, together with some 40 or 50 negroes, belonging to Mr. Hamlin H. Lewis, Mrs. Dixon H. Lewis and Mr. Scott.
  • Last Edited: 20 Mar 2014

Family: Laura Ann Lewis b. 12 September 1824, d. 20 July 1882