09 September 2016

Captain Martin Scott's Probate File 1512

Michigan, Probate Records, Wayne Probate packets 1848-1849...:

Wayne County, Michigan
Probate File #1512

Captain Martin Scott addressed a letter to Major B. F. [Benjamin Franklin] Larned dated 10 September 1845, that stated "you are authorized on receiving satisfactory evidence of my death to turn over to any one of my sisters the $33 00 in your hands by me this day for which I hold your receipt...".

Addressing the question of the instructions in the letter being approved as a probate document, the following information was added:  "...is a good will, Captain S. being in the Army, a soldier on his march, in an expedition to Mexico, then the seat of active war...".

Captain Scott, of the 5th Infantry, late of the State of Vermont, left no children and his wife was provided for.  Scott heirs listed here.

In 1846 he was at the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma in Texas (Fold3).

Fort Martin Scott, Near Fredericksburg, Texas [Source - Jim's Blog]

Captain Scott was killed 8 September 1847 at the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mexico (per a document at Fold3).

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