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Abraham Scott

Also Known As: "Cheraw of Ft Christanna"
Birthplace: Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Scott and Mourning (Exum) Scott, Old Cheraw
Brother of Catharine Scott; Elizabeth Clark; Mary Morning (Scott) Price and John Scott, Old Cheraw

ydna: Q M3 Native American
Managed by: Bellinda Gail Myrick-Barnett
Last Updated:

About Abraham Scott


Abraham Scott / Cheraw of Ft Christanna was born in 213 South Main Street, Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, VA, 23868, United States. His parents were William Scott and Mourning Scott.

Abraham Scott received voucher no. 3430 for 1 pound, 13 shilling specie in January 1782 for military service in the Revolution [North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782,, Scott, Abraham]. He was head of a Halifax County household of 6 "other free" in 1790 [NC:61].

David Scott was head of a Sumter District, South Carolina household of 15 "other free" in 1810 and 8 "free colored" and 2 female slaves in 1820. He appeared in Sumter District court on 12 June 1818 to apply for a pension, stating that he enlisted in Murfreesboro (Hertford County), North Carolina, on 25 September 1775 in Captain Hardy Murfree's Company of the 2nd North Carolina Regiment, served for a year, and then enlisted in the 5th South Carolina Regiment and served for three years [NARA, S.9473, M804, roll 2135, frame 897 of 1004;]. The inhabitants of Sumter District petitioned to release his descendants from paying the tax on free Blacks [S.C. Archives series S.108092, reel 131, frame 330].

Emanuel Scott enlisted for 12 months in Raiford's Company in the 10th North Carolina Regiment on 25 April 1781 and left the service on 25 April 1782 [Clark, The State Records of North Carolina, XVI:1162]. He made a deposition in Halifax County court on 22 August 1789 that he was a twelve months soldier in the Continental Line [NCGSJ XV:232]. He was head of a Halifax County household of 7 "other free" in 1790, 2 in 1800 [NC:342], and 6 in Cumberland County in 1810 [NC:599].

Exum Scott was head of a Halifax county household of 9 "other free" in 1790 [NC:63], and in 1800 he was called "Axiom" in Cumberland County, head of a household of 9 "other free" in 1810. He served 18 months in the Revolution under Colonel Nicholas Long and was paid 9 pounds on 30 August 1783 and 23 pounds in 1783 or 1784 [NARA, W.5994, M804, roll 2136, frame 172 of 850;].

Isaac Scott drafted from Northampton County during the Revolution [TR B5F16]. He was head of a Northampton County household of 9 "other free" in 1790 [NC:73].

Isham Scott was head of a Halifax County household of 8 "other free" in 1800 [NC:342] and 8 in 1810 [NC:49]. He was a servant to Major Hogg and was at the skirmish at Halifax [NARA, S.42004, M804, Roll 2136, frame 0433;].

Israel Scott was a "Mixt Blood/ Free Negro" taxable in Bladen County in 1776 [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, II:94]. He enlisted in the 10th North Carolina Regiment on 20 July 1778 for nine months [Clark, The State Records of North Carolina, XVI:1160]. He was head of an Edgecombe County household of 7 "other free" in 1790 [NC:55], 6 in 1800 (called "Free Negro"), 5 in 1810 [NC:776], and 2 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:94].

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Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, VA