A Guide to the Scatterday Family Papers, 1848-1877 Scatterday Family Papers SC 0003

A Guide to the Scatterday Family Papers, 1848-1877

A Collection in the
Thomas Balch Library
Collection Number SC 0003


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Repository
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number
SC 0003
Title
Scatterday Family Papers 1848-1877
Size
9 items
Collector
Robin Titina and Glen Scatterday
Language
English
Abstract
Letters and sworn statements relating to determining the legitimate heirs of David Reece

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

No physical characteristics affect use of this material.

Preferred Citation

Scatterday Family Papers, 1848-1877 (SC 0003), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA

Provenance

Robin Titina; Glen Scatterday, Dallas OR

Alternative Form Available

Transcriptions of the documents are included in the collection.

Accruals

1995.0005, 1997.0004

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Ottinger 14 Mar 2006.


Biographical Information

Esther Craig (ca. 1745-1812) married George Scatterday (ca.1734-1768) in 1765. After George's death in 1768, Esther married Lewis Reece (before 1742-1802/03). Esther brought with her to this marriage two children, Aaron (1765-ca.1795) and John (1766- 1844). Esther and Lewis had two children, David (ca.1770-1830) and Mary (Polly) born about 1770.

When Lewis died, his estate was divided between Esther, David, and Mary; David, according to laws of primogeniture, inherited the plantation which consisted of 100 acres and 3/4 acres located in western Loudoun County. David never married, had no children, and died intestate, leaving the courts to determine the legitimate heir(s) to his land.

Scope and Content

These documents were found in a wooden box near a log house south of Hillsboro, Virginia. This is thought to have been the home of Ann Matilda Beatty Scatterday (28 Feb 1814-28 Jul 1893), the wife of Aaron Scatterday, Jr. (1 Mar 1795-6 Mar 1872). The dates of the papers are 1848-1877, with most dated 1849.

Most of the letters and sworn statements in this collection relate to the legal process of establishing legitimate heirs of David Reece, especially seeking to determine the claim of heirs of Aaron Scatterday, Jr. to share in the estate.

Related Material

Scatterday Genealogy 1765-2002, M 021; The Scatterday Family History by Glen A. Scatterday, VREF 929.2 SCATTERDAY; The Scatterday Family Genealogy by Glen A. Scatterday VREF 929.2 SCATTERDAY.

Separated Material


Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Scatterday Family Papers, 1848-1877 (SC 0003), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA Scatterday Genealogy, 1765-2002 (M 021), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Other Finding Aid

None


Other Finding Aid

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Bibliography

Scatterday Family Papers, 1848-1877 (SC 0003), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA Scatterday Genealogy, 1765-2002 (M 021), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Contents List

Folder 1: Thomas Ellwood Hatcher to Ann Scatterday, ANS , 26 Sep 1848
Folder 2: Deposition Mahlon Morris for Aaron Scatterday, the younger, ADS , 14 Jun 1849
Folder 3: Deposition Evan Evans, ADS , 11 Aug 1849
Folder 4: Achilles Scatterday, son of John Scatterday, to Aaron Scatterday, Jr., ALS , 15 Oct 1849
Folder 5: Deposition Abner Williams, ADS , 19 Oct 1849
Folder 6: Mary Beatty Barr to Ann Matilda Beatty Scatterday, ALS , 14 Apr 1850
Folder 7: Ann Beatty to "Dear Sister," ALS , 13 Jun 1851
Folder 8: James Shields to Aaron Scatterday, Jr., his half-brother, ASL , 24 Mar 1855
Folder 9: Charles P. Janney to Ann Matilda Scatterday, ASL , 28 Feb 1877