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“Robert T. Scott was born in 1789 at Greenville County, Virginia, and was the third of five children. His early life was spent helping his father on plantations in Virginia and North Carolina. He received his early education in the common schools of North Carolina at Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and studied law at Franklin, Tennessee.
Immediately upon completion of his education, he accompanied his father into Madison County where he purchased a farm. Because of his zest for adventure and his activity in political affairs, he was soon to become one of the most prominent citizens in the county.
It was Robert Scott’s original intention, as land records bear out, to establish a town near the present community of Brownsboro. The records portray the original plan, the land was subdivided with ample streets bearing the picturesque names. Family descendants have been unable to learn why this project failed.
In 1826, Scott returned to his native state to marry Elizabeth Ann Parsons of Moven, North Carolina. They were married in the latter part of that year at Sneedsboro, North Carolina. Scott and his new bride returned to Madison County where he continued to increase his land wealth and popularity with the people.”