Re: Scott, Sam, born 1835 TN
I may have some help for you, but it isn't much. I have just started researching my late husbands family and his great grandfather was named Joseph L.(?) Scott, who married Mellisa McCann in White Co. Tenn. Joseph was born in 1857 but in Ga.Let me know if this fits with your Sam, The age seems right, but there were a lot of Scotts. There was a Samuel J. Scott listed on the Muster Roll of 2nd CO. F, 1st Confederate Reg. Volunteers; Infantry, Army of Tenn. but from Powder Springs, Cobb Co. Ga. This was found in a book called "History of Paulding Co. Ga."
I'll be glad to share what little I have if this is the same family