Hi Jana - I would love to correspond with you. The William F. Scott,that I have been researching had a farm located near what is now Meherrin, Virginia. Our connection to him was through the children he was reputed (known)to have had with Betsy Lyle.
Betsy Lyle was the daughter of white mother and an enslaved black man.
Betsy Lyle lived and worked on the farm of William F. Scott between the mid to late 1840s until his probable death in the late 1860s. I say probable, as I have not been able to find out just when William F. Scott died. What I can tell you that, he's out of the picture by the late 1860s.
I presume that he had died sometime around 1867 based on both age of Betsy Lyle's youngest daughter, Maria F. Lyle in the census records. The marriage record of Maria F. Lyle to Robert Green names Scott as her father.
Do you know where Lockett, Virginia would have been relative to Keysville? That's were most of the Lyles and their kin (Early, Eggleston,Hatcher,Green,Brown) lived until just before WWII.