Scott Plantations ofJefferson County, MS

          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~EXECUTORS NOTICE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Found at the Chancery Clerk's Office, Fayette, Jefferson County, Mississippi. Personal papers of Samuel Scott.



The Natchez Daily Courier (Natchez, Miss.) June 26, 1863

“The Raid in Jefferson County – A Yankee boat landed at Rodney, Tuesday, at 11 o’clock; a cavalry force, not exceeding forty – well mounted and armed – proceeded to the interior by obscure roads – passing about two miles north of Fayette. At Dr. Hardin’s they took a Mr. Dun, and carried him with them seven or eight miles. At Mrs. Samuel Scott’s, they took a negro boy to pilot them, declaring that if he took them to Fayette they would kill him. Two miles above Fayette they cut the telegraph wire, and turning towards Port Gibson, proceeded about one mile, and then by a circuitous route reached the Union Church road, three miles east of Fayette. Proceeding in that direction, they halted at Mrs. W. Scott’s about nine o’clock at night and fed. After a delay of an hour and a half, they took up their line of march in the direction of Union Church. Soon after leaving Mr. Scott’s, the negro boy made his escape and returned home. On the road they met a Mr. Baldridge, and after breaking his gun, they took him with them. They disturbed no property. They inquired of several negroes, if they had seen any Yankee troops.”

Notice of Personal Property Sale of Medora Dubs Scott Butler at Poplar Hill Plantation

Found at the Chancery Clerk's Office, Fayette, Jefferson County, Mississippi.  Personal papers of Medora Scott Butler.