Books authored

Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers 1818-1872, and Pension Payment Vouchers They Represent - Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA. The purpose of this pamphlet is two-fold: to provide advice on how to effectively and efficiently use pension ledgers and as a finding aid to pension ledgers and pension vouchers that relate to Revolutionary War pensioners and some invalid pensioners of the War of 1812. It is based on a finding aid found in the Microfilm Reading Room of the National Archives, Washington, D.C., and the author’s many years of experience with pension ledgers and payment vouchers. The pensions that are the focus of this pamphlet are the various Revolutionary War and Old Wars pensions that were paid under various acts from the end of the Revolutionary War until the last act dealing with Revolutionary War widows in 1858. They include Revolutionary War survivor pensions paid under the Acts of 1818, 1820, 1826, 1828 and 1832. They include Revolutionary War widow pensions paid under the acts of 1836, 1838, 1843, 1844, 1848, 1853 and 1858. They include payments made to invalid pensioners paid under the Old Wars pension act. Some widows of soldiers who died in the War of 1812 are included among these ledgers, when paid prior to 1873. Chapters include: Pension Ledgers; Pension Payment Vouchers; Last Payments; Final Payments; Case Studies; Case Study #1: Isaac Kingman of Goshen, Massachusetts; Case Study #2: Daniel Waldo, one of the last surviving soldiers of the Revolution; and, Case Study #3: Hedgeman Triplett of Franklin County, Kentucky. Facsimile reprints of original documents and two appendices (Pension Ledger roll list and Pension Ledger List by State, Location, and Act) add to the value of this work.

2014, 8½x11, paper, 78 pp.

101-S5586 ISBN: 0788455869

Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury: Inventory 14 (Revised) - William F. Sherman. With additions and index by Craig R. Scott, CG. A finding aid to what are probably the most underused records by genealogists in the National Archives this book is a must for the serious genealogist. This record group is the source for the settled accounts, the final pensions, claims, pay and employment and special claims commissions. (1997), 2010, 6x9, paper, index, 304 pp. 101-S0006 ISBN: 188826506x 

The ‘Lost’ Pensions: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838, Revised Edition - In 1838 the U.S. Congress directed that money remaining unclaimed by pensioners be transferred by the agents for paying pensions to the Treasury; if the money had remained unclaimed for eight months.

This book is a finding aid to payment records found in the series of records entitled “Settled Accounts for Payment of the Accrued Pensions (Final Payments)” found in Entry 724 of the Records of the Third Auditor, Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Record Group 217, at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. These records represent accounts from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, various Indian Wars before 1860, and the Mexican War. Many of the individuals identified in this list are not found in the pension indexes familiar to genealogists that cover the periods of those wars. This volume (which lists 16,000 settled accounts for pensioners or their heirs) is designed to make access to these records possible.

The original records are arranged by year, then by account number. In this finding aid each entry contains the name of the individual, a relationship, pensioner’s pension office, year, and account number. There are multiple entries for some pensioners; each represents a specific payment voucher. This revised edition takes into account the flat filing and preservation of the material following the publication of the original edition of this book in 1997. (1996, 2009), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, index, 502 pp.


ISBN: 0788454781

Marine Corps Deaths, 1917-1921 - Craig R. Scott. Information was gleamed from several sources, including Record Group 127, Records of the United States Marine Corps, Entry 107, Register of Deaths of Marine Corps Personnel During World War I, 1918–19 (the Officer List and the Enlisted List), housed at the National Archives in Washington, D. C.; Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Marine Corps (except Overseas Dead) Who Died Between November 12, 1918 and November 17, 1921, Inclusive, along with documents of other deaths not yet sourced properly; the Marine Corps Roll of Honor, Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy for 1918; and other privately possessed records.

Each entry gives the name of the Marine, rank, company, regiment, cause of death, date and place of death, and name and address of next of kin. Entries are followed by source information; source codes are identified on the Abbreviations page. It is not unusual for the dates of death to differ between the official report and the date found on the tombstone. This discrepancy is usually a few days; however, in cases where it is longer, the discrepancy is noted. A death entry, even taken from a tombstone, may not indicate the actual burial of an individual; many tombstones are memorial stones and may not be located at the actual burial site. In some cases, there is a memorial in one cemetery and a tombstone in another. The Marines who died on the U.S.S. Cyclops were lost at sea, yet several have tombstones.

2013, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 438 pp.

101-S5487 ISBN: 0788454870

Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the Province of Pennsylvania, 1744 to 1764 - Craig R. Scott, C. G.. For as long as the author can remember, he has had an interest in the French and Indian War. A decade ago, he purchased a set of the appropriate volumes of the Pennsylvania Archives and began an intermittent journey of research and discovery. He saw the need to create a finding aid to this wealth of information, and, in this volume, he shares this helpful research aid with others. Entries are arranged alphabetically by surname and typically include: given name, date of enlistment and company or regiment. The amount of additional information varies and may include any combination of the following: age, birthplace, occupation, rank, where stationed, and/or original source document, such as account book, list of recruits, muster list or return. Individual entries have been combined with others where there was sufficient information.

2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 294 pp.

101-S5653 ISBN: 0788456539

New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery - Marty Hiatt and Craig R. Scott.

The New Jerusalem Lutheran Church congregation was established in Lovettsville, Virginia, in 1765 by people who were predominantly of a rural German background. Soon after a church building was constructed, burials began around it. The Lutheran pastors began recording burials in 1785. The earliest burial is not known as there are many unmarked graves. The earliest readable inscription is that of Isack Vckens (sic) 1770; however, the majority of the stones are from the 1800s. Mrs. Aurelia Jewell copied information from the headstones in 1949. Some of the stones she transcribed are no longer present or are not legible; seventy-eight stones have since been found and are included in this book.

The book is organized in three parts: an alphabetical list, a row order list, and an index for names other than the decedents. The alphabetical list is arranged by the surname of the deceased; the row order list is arranged by cemetery row. Entries include: location of the grave (stone and row), full name of the deceased, dates of birth and death, and other names (parent(s), spouse, consort, and/or children) and relationships (when stated). Index entries refer to other people on the headstone (not the decedent) followed by the row and headstone number (not the page number). This is not a complete listing as not all stones had inscriptions and not all inscriptions were legible.
(1995), 2019, 8½x11, paper, index, 66 pp

Index to the Fairfax County, Virginia Register of Marriages, 1853-1933 - Constance K. Ring and Craig R. Scott. The Register consists of one oversize volume of 145 double pages containing more than 6,500 entries. This index, arranged alphabetically by the surname of the groom. Each entry consists of the name of the groom, bride, date of marriage, race, marital status and the page in the Register where the entry can be found. 1997, 5½x8½, paper, index, 208 pp. 

Loudoun County, Virginia Tithables, 1758-1786.

Marty Hiatt & Craig Roberts Scott. 1994, 2011.  3 Volume Set

A full and faithful transcription of the tithable records of this most important Northern Neck County. A must for any eighteenth-century researcher in the Northern Neck area.

Louisa County, Virginia 1850 Federal Census.

Marty Hiatt & Craig Roberts Scott. 


A faithful transcription of the first census which included all family members and not merely heads of households. Includes age, sex, race, occupation, place of birth, and valuable fiscal data.

Index to the Loudoun County, Virginia Chancery Suits, 1759-1915.

Marty Hiatt & Craig Roberts Scott. 1994.  

An index of the chancery suits arranged alphabetical both by plaintiff and defendant.

Fairfax County, Virginia Implied Marriages. 

Marty Hiatt & Craig R. Scott. 1994.  

The authors have duplicated the extensive court card file of marriages based on a wide variety of will, deed and other records in order to put this information in the hands of genealogists. More than 5,000 marriages are represented here. Full name index of all parties, including parents and other relatives whenever cited.

Washington County, Virginia: Ministers' Returns, 1776-1855. 

Marty Hiatt & Craig Roberts Scott. 1995. 

Washington County was formed in 1777 from part of Fincastle when the latter was abolished. In 1787 Russell County was cut off, with Scott County following in 1815, and part was taken to form Smyth County in 1832. The information is extracted from the sole surviving early marriage register (No. 1).


SCOTT FAMILY FINDING AIDS, VOLUME #1, MARRIAGES, 1700-1900 - Craig Roberts Scott. Contains 5,000 plus Scott family marriages, listing date, county, state.

1992, 8½x11, paper, index, 98pp.

101-S0519 ISBN: 1585495190

Genealogy at a Glance: Revolutionary War Genealogy Research. Craig R. Scott. Tracing descent from a Revolutionary War ancestor is a lofty goal, and this “Genealogy at a Glance” publication will give a much-needed kick-start to your research, setting you on the correct course by guiding you through all the major record sources and online resources you’re likely to need in establishing Revolutionary War ancestry.
Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the “Genealogy at a Glance” series attempts to give you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. In less than a handful of pages (specially laminated for heavy use), it provides an overview of the facts you need to know in order to begin and proceed successfully with your research. It boils the subject down to its essence and allows you to grasp the basics of research at a glance!
In this instance, Revolutionary War expert Craig Scott provides step-by-step guidance to the standard Revolutionary War sources such as pension records, compiled service records, and records of lineage societies, explaining how they can be used and where they can be found. And he brings you quickly up to speed on the important records of the militia, state troops, and Continental troops, including muster rolls, pay rolls, bounty land records, and settled accounts.
In addition, Scott provides crucial information about National Archives microfilm records, citations to the standard works on Revolutionary War genealogy, and references to all major online resources.

2011. 4 pp. laminated.

ISBN: 9780806318868