Ellen, I noticed that you had a message on the Scott family board and was wondering if you know of anybody with the"Scott" surname who may be associated with any Adairs ? Winfield was near the Adairs of Flixton. Thankyou.Your message :
"Gen Winfield Scott's grandfather was James Scott, Scotsman of the Clan Buccleuch;
Gen W Scott's father, Cpt William Scott d 1792, wife Anne Mason, d 1803 - was dau of Daniel MASON, granddau of John Winfield;
Gen Winfield Scott m Maria Mayo 11 Mar 1817, she d 1862 in home - was dau of Col John Mayo of Richmond. They had 7 children: Maria Mayo, John Mayo, Virginia, Edward Winfield, Cornelia, Adeline Camilla, Marcilla (2 sons & 2 dau died early) 3 married dau survived him -Cornelia Scott Scott, Adaline Camilla Scott Hoyt, Marcilla Scott McTabish.
James Scott had taken part in the Field of Cullodon (1746) on behalf of the Pretender to the British throne. He escaped to Bristol after the defeat of the Pretender's forces. Arriving there penniless, he was smuggled aboard a ship bound for VA thru the assistance of a merchant & kinsman who gave him a small purse for the voyage."