BJ, this isn't much to go on, but thought I would mention the following. I have a Wm. Scott, b. ca. 1755 who appears on a 1785 tax list of Henry Co., VA with a Thomas Scott. Wm. Scott is there through 1788 with other associated names, e.g. Haynes, Blanchett, etc. About 1790 they appear in Patrick Co. when it was formed from Henry, then in Wythe Co. in 1803 where Wm. Scott sold 200a. of land in Patrick Co. The next appearance of these men is in Wayne Co., Co on an 1806 tax list at which time Wm. Scott has with him his son Wm. Scott, b. 1782 NC. Wayne Co., KY is FULL of Martins; about this time the Martin name becomes very prominent in the Scott family, so there must have been some marriages between these two families.
Wm Scott, b. ca. 1755 is included, though not by name, in the 1786/89 Orange Co., VA will of his uncle Wm. Scott. Also mentioned in the will are the siblings of the decedent: Thomas Scott; John Scott; George Scott who is deceased and has a son Wm.; Patience Morton, wife of Richard Morton; and Barbara Griffin/Griffith wife of Wm. Griffin. Numerous nieces and nephews are mentioned, but not by name. So it is obvious that the Wm. Scott who shows up in Henry Co., VA in 1785 has some ties to Orange Co., VA. I am away from home right now, so don't have access to my notes, but I seem to recall finding quite a bunch of Martins in Orange Co., VA as well. My Wm. Scott, b. ca. 1755 was not the son of the deceased George Scott, as that Wm. Scott remained in Orange Co; this leaves me with the option of his being a son of either Thomas or John.
BTW Wm. Scott, b. ca. 1755 m. ca. 1778 a dau. of Thomas Ayers whose roots were in Pittsylvania Co., VA. This m. possibly took place in Surry Co., NC as that was where Thomas Ayers was living about that time, Thos. Ayers eventually returned to Patrick Co. where he d. 1810.
Hope all of the above hasn't muddied the waters too much. KRB
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