James Edward Scott
b. 14 October 1809, d. 1893
- Father: Gen. John Baytop Scott b. 6 January 1773, d. 25 November 1839
- Mother: Elizabeth Coleman b. 22 November 1779
- James Edward Scott was born on 14 October 1809 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia.
- He married Millasant DeJarnette Hall, daughter of Dixon Hall and Milly Hutchinson, on 16 November 1833 in Autauga County, Alabama, with Peyton Bibb, MG, officiating.
- James Edward Scott and Millasant DeJarnette Hall appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, enumerated next to James' brother William Bibb Scott.. Other members of the household included John Elliott Scott, Samuel Coleman Scott, Thomas B. Scott, Ruth Ann Scott, Clifton Scott and Emily V. Scott. Also in the household is overseer James Robertson.
- On Saturday, 26 June 1850, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Came to see us this evening Mr Hamlin Lewis, Maxey Lewis, Doctor J.E. Scott, Mr George Robinson & Mr Sellers."
- He was a farmer, 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 Saturday, 26 June 1852, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Came to see us this evening Mr Hamlin Lewis, Macksey Lewis, Doctor J.E. Scott, Mr George Robinson & Mr Sellers."
- 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."
- On Saturday, 25 August 1855, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Doctor Scott & Familey came on a visit," and on Wednesday, the 29th, "Dr. Scott & Familey went home this morning."
- James Edward Scott became a widower at the 16 January 1858 death of his wife Millasant DeJarnette Hall.
- He married Mary Martin Elmore, daughter of John Archer Elmore and Mary Ann Martin, on 6 January 1859 in Montgomery County, Alabama, with H. W. Hilliard, MG, officiating.
- James Edward Scott and Mary Martin Elmore appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Waverly, Walker (later San Jacinto) County, Texas. Other members of the household included Thomas B. Scott, Ruth Ann Scott, Clifton Scott, Emily V. Scott, Robert L. Scott, William B. Scott, John J. Scott, William Edward Lewis, Lucy Hamlin Lewis, Annie Rebecca Lewis and James E. Scott. Also in the household was overseer John B. Jones.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- James E. Scott officiated at the marriage of Horatio White Fisher to Sallie Comer Abercrombie in 1862, and also the marriage of his niece Eliza Elliott Scott to Lorenzo Clarke Fisher in 1865.
- James Edward Scott and Mary Martin Elmore appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Dallas, Texas, Also in the household were a few domestic servants.. Other members of the household included Clifton Scott, William B. Scott, John J. Scott, Lilea Scott and Vernon Dalkeith Scott.
- He was a miller, according to the 1870 census.
- James Edward Scott and Mary Martin Elmore appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Palo Pinto County, Texas. Other members of the household included John J. Scott and Vernon Dalkeith Scott.
- He was a retired physician, according to the 1880 census.
- His wife Mary Martin Elmore became a widow at his death.
- James Edward Scott died in 1893 in Texas.
- The following appeared on 22 February 1916 in The Houston Post: (New Waverly, February 21) Mrs. Mary Martin Elmore Scott, who is said to be the only real Daughter of the American Revolution in Texas, died last night at 8:15 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe R. Hill, here at the age of 92. Mrs. Mary Martin Elmore Scott was born at her father's estate in Huntingdon, Autauga county, Alabama, on November 23, 1823. This county was afterwards named Elmore county in honor of her father, John Archer Elmore.
Her father, John Archer Elmore, enlisted at the age of 16 as a private and served as captain in the army of Virginia and took part in the battle of the cow Pens, and witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He also served his country n the war of 1812 as brigadier general of State troops in alabama.
Her maternal grandfather was captain of a cavalry in the continental army of George Washington and served in Carolina.
Mrs. Scott moved to Texas in 1856 and was one of the pioneer settlers of Old Waverly, Texas, a station eight miles east of New Waverly, Texas.
Mrs. Scott's first husband was Hamlin Freeman Lewis, and was a brother of Dixon H. Lewis, who was United States senator of Alabama for 19 years. Hamlin F. Lewis died when 36 years of age in Angelina county, near Lufkin, in 1852, while he was bringing his slaves from Alabama to a place he had bought near this place.
Mrs. Scott last married Dr. James E. Scott, who was a Methodist minister and a prominent physician of the scetion. Dr. Scott died in 1893 and was buried at Willis. Mrs. Scott is survived by the following children by her first husband, Mr. Lewis: Mrs. J. M. White of Simonton, Texas; Mrs. Annie Jordan of Long Beach, Cal; and Mrs. Elmore Hill of New Waverly, Texas. She is survived by Mrs. Joe R. Hill, daughter of Dr. Scott, besides numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Scott will be buried Tuesday afternoon at Willis, Texas.
- Last Edited: 20 Mar 2014
Family 1: Millasant DeJarnette Hall b. 7 January 1818, d. 16 January 1858
- John Elliott Scott b. 17 October 1835, d. November 1852
- Samuel Coleman Scott b. 23 March 1841, d. 21 February 1859
- Thomas B. Scott b. circa 1843
- Ruth Ann Scott+ b. 3 March 1844, d. 2 April 1929
- Clifton Scott b. circa 1847
- Emily V. Scott b. circa October 1849
- Robert L. Scott b. circa 1852
- William B. Scott b. circa 1854
- John J. Scott b. circa 1856
- James E. Scott b. circa 1858