Dr. James McClure Scott

13 July 1841–20 December 1913 (Age 72)
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of James McClure

When Dr. James McClure Scott was born on 13 July 1841, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, James McClure Scott Jr, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Travers Lewis, was 28. He married Sarah Louis Dickinson on 24 February 1875, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Cedar Mountain Magisterial District, Culpeper, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 20 December 1913, in Raccoon Ford, Culpeper, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mitchells, Culpeper, Virginia, United States.

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Dr. James McClure Scott
Sarah Louis Dickinson
Marriage: 24 February 1875
Dr. McClure Scott
Cassandra Dickinson Scott
Nann Brooke Scott

Spouse and Children

24 February 1875
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 3

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 20

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone with Scottish connections.2 Scottish and Irish: ethnic name for a Gaelic speaker.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James M Scott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J M Scott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James M Scott, "United States Census, 1900"

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