I recently created a scrapbook page featuring the known Scotts in my ancestry. My great grandmother was a Scott. Her father died young and his widow remarried. The second marriage produced no children. Fortunately the grandfather left a detailed will so that I know the makeup of the generation of his children. They lived in Harrison County, Kentucky, on Indian Creek.
His name was the very common John Scott. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1778. One of his neighbors, another of my ancestors, was also born that year in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. As there were Scotts in that vicinity at the time, I hope studying them will produce a relationship. I had hoped the fact that one of John Scott's oldest sons was named Francis might mean that was his father's name - and there was one in that PA location in 1790. I just got the bond and permission of what I think is John's marriage to a Sarah McDaniel in Clark County, Kentucky. It is HER father who was named Francis. Back to the drawing board on that one!
Starting with my great grandmother, here is my Scott surname list (place Harrison County except where noted):
Nancy Isabelle Scott, b. 13 April 1843, d. 31 December 1921 in Lakewood, OH, m. 3 May 1866
John James McClintock, b. 7 July 1826 in Bourbon Co., KY; d. 18 September 1892
Thomas Scott, b. 22 December 1810; d. 22 October 1844; m. 22 December 1840
Elizabeth McShane, b. 2 October 1823; d. 16 October 1907, m (2) 5 February 1846
Caleb S. Whaley, b. 19 March 1818, d. 17 May 1887
John Scott, b. 16 October 1778 in PA; d. 3 March 1857; m. 21 July 1803 in Clark Co., KY
Sarah (Sallie) McDaniel, b. ca. 1784; d. after 1860 census