Bennett Malone might have been related to Jesse Scott's wife Senia Malone. The Malones have been a total brick wall.
In 1850, Alabama was already threatening succession from the Union if they didn't get their way, which might have motivated them to conduct their own census.
There are three Scott families on this page. Or one. Depends on your perspective.
Today we're looking Jesse Scott in the 1840 United States Census.
Newman J. Albright and S. Elizabeth Scott were enumerated in the 1870 United States Census six months after their December 1869 marriage.