James H. Scott
Sex: male
Birth: 1787 South Carolina, probably Abbeville
Death: aft 01 July 1870, Sanford, Lamar County, Alabama
Spouse/Partner: Isabella

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James H. Scott

James Scott was a farmer from South Carolina who moved to Alabama as an adult. Most of what is known about him comes from the following sources:

1850 Census: Beat 9, Division 16 Fayette County Alabama, dwelling 116:, 04 Nov 1850: James H. Scott, age 63, farmer, born in SC; Isabella Scott, age 58, born in SC; Thomas L. Scott, age 26, farmer, born in SC; Samuel M. Scott, age 25, farmer, born in SC Harvey W. Scott, age 23, farmer, born in SC Benjamin Y. Scott, age 20, farmer, born in SC. William A. Scott, age 27 and James A. Scott, age 30 resided nearby (dwelling 118).

Based on the information in the 1850 census, it appears that James H. was born in 1787 or late 1786 in South Carolina. As evidenced by a land patent dated 01 Jul 1848, James H. Scott had been in Alabama since at least that date. It is believed that the family moved to Alabama in 1840.

1820 Census: The 1820 Census of South Carolina lists a James H. Scott in Abbeville district. In that household there are 2 white males under 10, one white male age 26 to 45, one white female under age 10 and one white female age 26 to 45. These demographics appear to be consistent with that of the subject family, with the exception of the under 10 female, who may have married by the time the family moved to Alabama. James would have been 33 and Isabella 28. James A. would have been an infant and his older brother John about 3.

1779 Census: A compilation of the 1779 census of the Old 96 District of SC, of which Abbeville county was a part, lists 3 heads of household named Scott, James, John and Samuel. No other information was provided.


Name Birth date Birth place Death date Death place
John J. Scott 1817 South Carolina, USA

James A. Scott 1820 South Carolina, USA

William A. Scott 1823 South Carolina, USA

Thomas L. Scott 1824 South Carolina, USA

Samuel M. Scott (1825-1894) 1825 South Carolina, USA

Harvey W. Scott 1827 South Carolina, USA

Benjamin Y. Scott 1830 South Carolina, USA

Rachael Scott 1841 Alabama, USA