Title: Ibid. Pg 362
Title: e-mail to Gloria D. McCuistion
Publication: Calvert City, Kentucky: 29 July 1998
Note: The original genealogy lists the birth year as 1845. Thomas died during the war and was buried in a field at the back ofthe Scott Farm. A newspaper article relates the following concerningThomas's death.
"Thomas, a native of the Cunningham community, had been in theConfederate Armu only a short time when a Yankee sympathizer namedJafus Rucks of Lovelaceville gave the Yankees information that aidedthem in capturing him at Paducah. Pvt. Scott was sentenced to deathas a spy.
He was held prisoner on the second floor of an old store building onMarket Street in Paducah, which was at that time being used as amiliary prison. With no heat and scant clothing, he contractedpneumonia and died before his execution date. Aunt Melinda Ransom, anelderly lady of the Cunningham Community and neighbor of the Scottfamily, drove an ox team and wagon to Paducah and brought his bodyback home for burial. He was buried in a field at the back of theScott farm inCarlisle County on what is now the west side of Highway62 one-half mile north of Scott Corner.
Thomas and his brothers, Newton, Miles and John served in Company D,12th Kentucky Cavalry of the Confederate Army.
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