Jean Purvis <cj e a n p u r v i s @ j u n o . c o m> came forth some weeks ago and greatly increased our knowledge of the Sarah Elizabeth Scalf line, and even provided a photograph of Sarah Elizabeth. I will post that very soon.
Now, Patricia Miller <s p m i l l e r 1 @ a o l . c o m> has provided a very interesting brain teaser and I ask for those of you who are interested and have access to various public records to help dig into this and let's see how the information correlates (dates, names, etc etc). Here is the hypothesis or question: This is not yet proven!!
"Elizabeth" above was actually Mary Elizabeth Scalf. Like her sister Sarah Elizabeth Scalf, she never married to our knowledge. I show Elizabeth having 3 children: William, Robert and Caldonia. If what Patricia Miller has provided from her family diggings is correct, Caldonia was called Callie which is a common usage.
William was actually William David
There is even more evidence that Mary Elizabeth and Sarah Elizabeth were different people: Caldonia was known as Callie and next to her grave in Highland Cemetery in Elizabethton is buried Mary Elizabeth. Also buried there is David Scalf and Patricia Miller says "William" was William David. Only Robert is not there it seems.
From firstname.lastname@example.org we have this which relates to above.
Callie Scalf b.1876 d.1928 buried Highland Cem. Elizabethton,
Kent Scalf b. ? d.1971
Kent was said to take in homeless children.
Ray Scalf ???
Lloyd Scalf b. ? d. 1971
Elmer B. Scalf b.1927--- d. 11/13/2000
+Ruby Hall ?
Ada Zella Scalf b. ? d. 1968
Inez Blackburn b. ?
Ada had other children but I don't know all of them
George Scalf b. 1908 d.1942
Inez Elizabeth Scalf b.1910 d. 1983 (Grandmother )
+Raymond L. Mckinney b. 1907------d. 1989
Barbara J. Mckinney b. 1934-----d. 1997 (Mother)
+William Jack Renfro b. 1932
+James R. Poarch b. 1932-----d. 1995
Vivion L. Mckinney b. 1935
Jo Ann Mckinney b. 1945
Next to Callie's grave in Highland Cem. Elizabethton, Tn. Carter Co.
Mary Elizabeth Scalf b. 1850-----d.1923
David Scalf b. 3-14-1881---d. 1942
Robert Scalf b. 2-7-1874---d.1-25-1913
Hope you can understand this let me know if you think this could be the Elizabeth of David & Susan Smalling Scalf.