JANE ELLEN EMMERT SCALF
Sep 11, 1864 - Apr 3, 1946
Sarah Jane was born in Watauga, Tennessee, the 9th child of Jeremiah and Frances
Moody Emmert. She was said to be the prettiest of the Emmert girls and
could read and write. She married
Solomon David Scalf on September 5, 1880 and they had 13 children, of whom 3
died at birth. In talking with
those who knew her personally, Sarah Jane was said to be a very good housekeeper
and was well thought of by everyone. All
those interviewed had a lot of praise for her and nothing to say against her.
She was often described as a Afine
lady@. She was able to blot severe shock from her mind, lapsing into
periods of amnesia at the deaths of her husband ABud@
and her last child Robert Bruce.
Sarah Jane is buried in a marked grave in the Scalf Cemetery at Watauga,