C.S. Legislative Branch -Scott, Robert Eden Sr. - C.S. Provisional Delegate, VA

Robert Eden Scott

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Born: April 23, 1808

Birthplace: Warrenton Virginia

Father: Judge John Scott 1781 – 1850

Mother: Elizabeth Blackwell “Betsy” Pickett 1788 – 1862

1st​ Wife: Elizabeth Taylor 1815 – 1834

2nd​ Wife: Anne Casson Morson 1813 – 1846

3rd​ Wife:
Henningham Watkins Lyons 1827 – 1886

Children:
Robert Taylor Scott 1834 – 1897
Elizabeth “Eliza” Gordon Scott 1839 – 1924
John Scott 1846 – 1882
Susan Morson Scott Herbert 1846 – 1928
Henningham Lyons Scott Spilman 1851 – 1936
Camilla Scott Pinckney 1854 – 1928
Lucy Lyons Scott 1857 – 1861
Robert Eden Scott Jr. 1858 – 1954
Josephine Lyons Scott Ellett 1861 – 1892
Imogen Lyons Scott Wellford 1862 – 1956


Political Party: Whig Party

Education:

Graduated from University of Virginia Law School

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Fauquier County Virginia
Owner of Oakwood Plantation in Fauquier County Virginia
1835 – 1842: Member of Virginia State House of Delegates
1845 – 1852: Member of Virginia State House of Delegates
1850 – 1851: Member of Virginia State Constitutional Convention

Civil War Career:
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1861: Fauquier County Delegate Virginia State Secession Convention
1861: Voted against the Virginia Ordinance of Secession on April 4th​.
1861: Voted in support of Virginia Ordinance of Secession on April 17.
Family Tradition says Lincoln sent Seward to Oakwood Plantation to offer Robert Scott appointment as Secretary of Navy.
1861 – 1862: Virginia Delegate Confederate Provisional Congress.
1861 – 1862: Adopted a Strong States Rights posture.
1861 – 1862: Opposed Modest Tax Programs.
1861 – 1862: Supporter of implementing the government for both peace and war.
1861 – 1862: Opposed Free Trade in Congress.
1861 – 1862: Advocate for withholding Cotton from Europe.
1862: Announced his candidacy for the Regular Congress.
1862: Unsuccessful Candidate for Confederate Regular Congress.
1862: He was Defeated for a seat in Congress by William “Extra Billy” Smith.
1862: Helped equip a company of infantry for the Confederate Army.
1862: Served in the Virginia State Home Guard in Fauquier County.



Died:
May 3, 1862
Place of Death: Fauquier County Virginia
Cause of Death: Killed by a Union Deserter named B. F. Smith killed instantly.
Age at time of Death: 54 years old
Burial Place: Family Cemetery at Oakwood Plantation Fauquier County Virginia
His Tombstone reads: “Killed by a Yankee deserter” and bears a quotation from Julius Caesar but makes no mention of his Congress Service.
 
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