Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gen. Winfield Scott's sister

Here's another story found on the Library of Congress, Chronicling America website.

As reported in the Anderson Intelligencer (Anderson, South Carolina), February 21, 1861:

Gen. Scott and his Widowed Sister
A sister of Gen. Winfield Scott, now a widow, and in reduced circumstances, is in Itawamba County, Miss., dependent upon a son-in-law for support.  The editor of the Mississippi Baptist says that he conversed with her concerning her illustrious brother, when she informed him that Gen. Scott had long since disowned her by neglect, and that he refused to answer her letters, asking for aid in poverty. 

Does anyone have information about this sister of the famous U. S. General, Winfield Scott, who served in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and as a Union officer in the Civil War.

1 comment:

Paul Armstrong said...


I found a family tree for General Scott's parents which listed a daughter Ann Scott (1775-1872), who married Theodoric Walker (1774-1836). He died in Quincy, Monroe County, MS. Ann was shown in the 1850 census living with her daughter Louisa Walker Raymond, and next door to her son David Walker. David moved to Illinois prior to the 1860 census. Louisa is shown as being buried in Tupelo in 1906. Her grave is in Verona Cemetery, along with her husband Alfred and son William. I haven't found any grave record for Ann or Theo Walker yet. Interesting story!