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.