Fifth Generation


146. Lavinia Jane McCuistion was born in 1813 in Bedford County, Tennessee.271 Lavinia is the twin sister of Rachel McCuistion. She died between 1846 and 1853 at the age of 33.271 James left for Ballard County, Kentucky with his eight children; it is unclear whether Lavinia made the move with the family. She has reference number 3156(81-361).

Lavinia Jane McCuistion and James Scott were married in 1834 in Bedford County, Tennessee.271,272 James was in Ballard County, Kentucky, in 1853. The children were with him. Leona's book does not say whether Lavinia was with him. James Scott, son of John Scott and Ferriby Martin, was born in 1808 in Williamson County, Tennessee.271 Name moved place date.271 James moved to Ballard County, Kentucky with his eight children; it is unknown whether Lavinia was with them. He died about 1892 at the age of 84 in Carlisle County, Kentucky.271

Lavinia Jane McCuistion-390 and James Scott-402 had the following children:

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Lucinda Scott was born in 1835 in Tennessee.271 She has reference number (81i-361).

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Newton J. Scott was born in 1837 in Tennessee.271 In 1860 he was a Farm Laborer in Ballard County, Kentucky.273 Newton is listed in the home of his father, James during the 1860 census of Ballard County, Kentucky. His name is spelled Nuton J., and he is a farm laborer. He served in the military Confederate Army Civil War.271 Newton and his brothers, John, Thomas and Miles served in Company D, 12th Kentucky Cavalry of the Confederate Army. Newton has reference number (81ii-361).

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John H. Scott was born in 1839 in Tennessee.271,272 The original genealogy lists the birth year as 1841. He served in the military Confederate Army on 10 April 1864 in Civil War.271 John and his brothers, Newton, Thomas and Miles served in Company D, 12th Kentucky Cavalry of the Confederate Army. John was posted as a deserter 28 May 1864 and surrendered at Paducah, Kentucky on 1 April 1865. He has reference number (81iv-361).

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Thomas Scott was born in 1840 in Tennessee.271,274 The original genealogy lists the birth year as 1845. He served in the military Confederate Army Civil War.271 Thomas and his brothers, Newton, Miles and John served in Company D, 12th Kentucky Cavalry of the Confederate Army. Thomas died during the war and was buried in a field at the back of the Scott Farm in Carlisle County, Kentucky. A newspaper article relates the following concerning Thomas's death.

"Thomas, a native of the Cunningham community, had been in the Confederate Army only a short time when a Yankee sympathizer named Jafus Rucks of Lovelaceville gave the Yankees information that aided them in capturing him at Paducah. Pvt. Scott was sentenced to death as a spy.

He was held prisoner on the second floor of an old store building on Market Street in Paducah, which was at that time being used as a military prison. With no heat and scant clothing, he contracted pneumonia and died before his execution date. Aunt Melinda Ransom, an elderly lady of the Cunningham Community and neighbor of the Scott family, drove an ox team and wagon to Paducah and brought his body back home for burial. He was buried in a field at the back of the Scott farm in Carlisle County on what is now the west side of Highway 62 one-half mile north of Scott Corner." He died in in the Civil War.275 Thomas has reference number (81vi-362).

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Mary Jane Scott was born in 1842 in Tennessee.271,272 The original genealogy lists the birth year as 1839. She has reference number (81iii-361).

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James Pleasant Scott-409.

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Winney Catherine Scott-407.

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Miles Scott was born in 1846 in Tennessee.271,274 The original genealogy lists the birth year as 1849. He served in the military Confederate Army on 1 April 1864 in Ballard County, Kentucky.271 Miles and his brothers, Newton, Thomas and John served in Company D, 12th Kentucky Cavalry of the Confederate Army. Miles was posted as a deserter at Cotton Grove, Tennessee, on 1 May 1864. He has reference number (81viii-362).