Thursday, October 15, 2009

Loftin Brandon Scott (1845-1920)

Loftin Brandon Scott (1845-1920)

On October 24, 2009, a Confederate headstone dedication ceremony will held at the grave site of Loftin Brandon Scott (1845-1920):

From Scott family member Mrs. Roberta Hanna - The Dedication will be at Lebanon Church on Cunningham Road in Semora at 1 PM October 24th. Afterwards we will go to the Methodist Church on Hwy 119 for a covered dish meal. Only request is to bring a covered dish and join us for some social time and visit with family and friends.

Loftin Brandon Scott descends from a John Scott, who died 1781 in Caswell County, North Carolina. This John Scott is the father-in-law of the famous Rev. Hugh McAden, who also died in 1781. In 1762, Rev. Hugh McAden married John Scott's daughter Catherine Scott.

John Scott - Will - written 16 June 1781. Sons Robert, John, and deceased son William; daughters Cathrine McAden, Mary McFarland; son in law Samuel Cunningham; son in law David Logan; daughter in law Rebecca Scott; Grandchildren: John and Hannah Cunningham; David, Cathrine, and Mary Hannah Logan; Sarah, Rebecca, Cathrine, Eamy ,Elizabeth, Loften, and John Graham Scott. Executors: sons Robert and John. Witnesses: Archibald Murphey, Fed Debo, Jno. McAden.

Source: Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814 and 1814-1843 (Two Volumes In One), Katharine Kerr Kendall (1979 and 1983) (Volume I at 8.

John Scott (d. 1781, Caswell County, North Carolina) had seven children. The name of his wife is unknown:

1. Robert Scott married Rachel Burton
2. John Scott, Jr., married Dicey Moon
3. William Scott married Rebecca Brown
4. Mary Scott married Unknown McFarland
5. Catherine Scott married Rev. Hugh McAden
6. Jean Scott married Samuel Cunningham
7. Unknown Scott married David Logan.

Following is the ancestral outline for Loftin Brandon Scott:

John Scott (d. 1871, Caswell County, North Carolina)
William Scott m. Rebecca Brown
John Graham Scott m. Jinny Turner
John Berryman Scott m. Nancy Daniel Brandon
Loftin Brandon Scott

William Scott left a will in Halifax County, Virginia (Will Book 1, p. 288) in which he mentions his two sons (including John "Gryms" Scott) and several daughters. A Brandon is a witness or surety.

Note that John Graham Scott had a brother named Loften/Loftin Scott, who may be the namesake of Loftin Brandon Scott (1845-1920).