"As I have stated, John Scott died between 1796 and 1800, and his widow Mary married Abraham Kittle 8r. in 1805. At the time of that marriage Kittle was about 75 years old and Mary was about 39. It is known that he lived on his land grant at what today is known as Sullivan's Crossing near Elkins, as his family members have marked graves in the graveyard there, one dating back to 1801!. So Abraham and Mary (Scott) Kittle were living there during the War of 1812, and he died in 1816. That would have left Mary on the Kittle farm as the senior member of the family. So who was there with her? That question can be answered for certain by one document at the Randolph County courthouse: Chancery File 2 Case 23. In the papers of that court case, in which George H. Scott is asking the court for a deed to the Kittle farm, he states that his father William Scott had lived on the Kittle place for 30 years at the time of his (William's) death in 1844. So that document conclusively places William Scott on the Kittle farm in 1814, eight years before he married!"