SCOTT, JAMES [1799–1856]
SCOTT, JAMES (1799–1856). James Scott, early plantation owner, was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, on March 15, 1799. In Tennessee, where he was a friend of David Crockett, he married Sarah Lane. The couple moved to Mississippi, where Scott studied law and became a judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court. In 1838 or 1839 they moved to Montgomery County, Texas, and established a plantation. Scott represented his district at the Convention of 1845 and protested the homestead exemption provisions in the Constitution of 1845. In August 1856 the steamship Nautilus, on which he was a passenger, was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico during a storm, and he was drowned.
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