The Resource William Campbell Scott Journal

William Campbell Scott Journal

Label
William Campbell Scott Journal, 1842-1864
Title
William Campbell Scott Journal
Inclusive dates
1842-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Campbell Scott Journal, 1842-1864, records transactions performed by Scott as trustee for various clients. Information found in journal includes name of clients, date of transactions, type of transaction, and amounts owed and paid. Transactions include the hiring of slaves
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Biographical or historical data
  • William Campbell Scott was born in 1809 in Powhatan Company. He attended Hampden-Sydney College in 1823-1827. Scott graduated from University of Virginia Law School in 1829. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1837 and 1851. Scott ran as Know-Nothing candidate in 1856 and was defeated. He was a lawyer in Powhatan County, colonel of the 102nd Virginia Militia Regiment, and brigadier general of the 4th Brigade, 1st Division, Virginia Militia. Scott was a member of the Virginia Secession Convention in 1861. He was appointed colonel of the 44th Virginia Infantry on June 14, 1861. He commanded the 44th during the Valley Campaign. Scott resigned his commission of the 44th on January 14, 1863. Scott died in Powhatan County on April 9, 1865.
  • The journal was used as an exhibit in the chancery suits Polly R. Crawford vs. Executor of William C. Scott, etc., James Shipley and wife versus Executor of William C. Scott, etc., Administrator of Cleon A. Crawford, Jr. versus Executor of William C. Scott, etc., and Richard P. Crawford versus Executor of William C. Scott, etc. They were heard together in the Powhatan County Circuit Court. The suits involved Scott's failure to settle his accounts as guardian of Polly R. Crawford, Ellen R. Crawford, Cleon A. Crawford, Jr., and Richard P. Crawford.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
For additional information see the Powhatan County Chancery Causes, Polly R. Crawford vs. Executor of William C. Scott, etc., James Shipley and wife versus Executor of William C. Scott, etc., Administrator of Cleon A. Crawford, Jr. versus Executor of William C. Scott, etc., and Richard P. Crawford versus Executor of William C. Scott, etc. They are available on the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index. The index number is 1870-014.
Label
William Campbell Scott Journal
Note
This item came in a transfer of court papers from Powhatan County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Powhatan County Circuit Court
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001604263
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v. (364 p.)

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