Please forgive my intrusion in your day. My name is Donna M. Evans. I am not sure whom I should be contacting for further information so I have contacted those emails associated with this site and information.� I have been researching my� slave family genealogy for over 30 years with very little success until the 1940 census was released in April 2012. I have been looking for a slave by the name of� Mary Scott from the Missouri region. I found your post on the links below. If she is the mother or grandmother� of Mary E. Scott she would be my ggg or gggg grandmother. I do have a photo of a Mary (Scott) Meredith (sent to me by my 1st cousin) whose mother and father were born in Missouri as well as the census records. Mary E. is the mother to Viola Scott who is my grandmother. I am hoping we have found the link to our families line so we can share her history with over a thousand descendants.
Donna M. (Scott/Smith) Evans
SCOTT, MO, MISC, 1844
To whom it may concern:
During the course of my research I was sent a copy of a photo
of Mary Scott of Missouri. She lived in St. Louis area with
the family of James Jennings and Ann Bradley Montague. I do
not know where she was born, but know that the Jennings migrated
from Cartersville, Cumberland Co., VA in late 1830s. By what has
been passed on byword of mouth, approx. 40 African-Americans were
with this family when they moved from VA to MO. Mary went to live
and work for the family of Mary Jane (Jennings) and Abram Granville
Switzer. She was said to have married and had children, but I know
little else about her at this point. The Montague line goes back
to 1624 to Peter Montague, who worked as an indentured servant after
passage to the states from England in the Company of Samuel Matthews.
The reason I give this history is so that the researcher may, if
necessary trace back his/her ancestors through any records that
might be available to them. I will be sending a copy of a photo of
Mary Scott that was passed to me, to your archives via U.S. Postal Service.
If I may be of any assistance to any doing related research, please contact me.
I will be happy to help in whatever way possible.
Slaveowner's name--James Jennings, Ann Bradley Montague
** After 1844--Mary Jane (Jennings) and Abram G. Switzer
Name of Slave--Mary Scott
Birthplace--?? Lived during 1800s, pre-Civil War era in MO.
Sex of Slave--female
Color of Slave--??
State--MO, possibly also VA before 1839
County--St. Louis County
Year of Source Document--?? Photo only with handwritten description passed
on by gg-grandaughter of James Jennings/Ann Bradley Montague
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