An obituary that appeared in The East Hampton Star on May 12, 1938, incorrectly gave the names of Phoebe Scott of Amagansett’s mother and first husband.
Her mother was the former Harriet Miller; her stepmother, the former Abigail Topping, married her father, Daniel Loper of Springs, after her mother’s death.
Mrs. Scott’s first husband was Edward Payne. She married James H. Scott some time after Mr. Payne disappeared in about 1885, following his departure for a school for sailors in New York City. She was born on June 25, 1853, in Springs.