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Posted by: Eileen Wilson (ID *****8668) Date: April 05, 2002 at 11:25:15

Thanks, Susan, for your very kind offer. I understand the book available through is but a summary of the book by Justice; if this is true, I am interested in finding out if there is any additional information about Anthony Scout who married Mary Craven, who was the sister to Eleanor Craven who married Clement Dungan.

There is also reference in the book to an Elizabeth Scout who married Nathan Gilbert (who BTW is descended from a Craven as well). In referring to Nathan and Elizabeth, the book states:

"NATHAN GILBERT (4), (James 1, Elizabeth 2, Nicholas 3), son of Nicholas and Esther (Craven) Gilbert, born in Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1750, died in Virginia in 1786. He married, November 17, 1772, Elizabeth Scout, a granddaughter of Anthony Scout, a native of Staten Island, who settled in Warminster about 1730, and died there, 1791, leaving sons Anthony (who died without issue), William, Adrien and James. The latter, commonly referred to as "Cobe Scout," was a brass-founder and gunsmith, who lived in Johnsville, Warminster Township, where he had a shop, in which the model of John Fitch's steamboat was made. He lies buried in the old Craven graveyard at Johnsville. The inscription on his tombstone states that he was "born September 9, 1738, and died in 1829, aged 90 years and 6 months. He was a brave soldier in Washington's Army, an intimate friend of Thomas Paine. He shot an English soldier nine hundred yards from him and killed him."

Inasmuch as Elizabeth, the wife of Nathan Gilbert, was not mentioned in the will of Anthony Scout, we assume that she was the daughter of William Scout, who seems to have left Bucks County, and was probably a resident of Virginia. The descendants of Nathan Gilbert claim that Cobe Scout was an uncle to Elizabeth."

However, we have found William Scout's daughter, Elizabeth, is not the same Elizabeth who married Nathan Gilbert.

Any light you could shed on this Scout family would be most appreciated.

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