FROM THE AUTHOR

Berryman Scalf, son of John Scalf, Sr. and Edeah (Edy) Carlisle Scalf was the great-great grandfather of the author of this chapter.

Very little has been written in prior writings concerning Berryman Scalf and his descendents. The author believes this might have been due in part to the fact that so many Scalf family members of the three brothers, John Scalf, Sr., Benjamin Scalf and David S. Scalf were living near each other in the East Tennessee area. Another contributing factor may have been the difficulty in researching the East Tennessee counties. Many early records were burned or lost during the Civil War.

The Washington/Carter/Sullivan/Hawkins County areas along with Scott/Lee and Russell Counties in Virginia connect in the area where our East Tennessee families were living. This also caused much difficulty in determining the family members of the three brothers John Sr., David S. and Benjamin Scalf. While most of the children of John Scalf, Sr. moved from the East Tennessee/Southwest Virginia area to Kentucky, his son Berryman Scalf decided to make his home in Washington County, Tennessee.

David S. Scalf arrived in Washington County, Tennessee sometime between 1820 and 1830. He was found in Greenville County, South Carolina in 1820 living near his father Lewis and by 1830 he is listed on the Washington County, Tennessee census. Most of his children remained in the area of Washington, Carter and Sullivan counties where many remain today, as well as the Berryman Scalf family (son of John Scalf, Sr).

We believe (no proof) that Benjamin Scalf arrived in East Tennessee before 1820; however, only a scant list for the 1820 census has been compiled for East Tennessee and this census was compiled from other records. Benjamin was not found on this census. This does not mean Benjamin was not in East Tennessee but simply means he was not found on other records by the compiler. By 1835, Benjamin had moved on to McDonough County, Illinois where some of his children were also found.

The author is of the opinion that the remaining descendents of these three men in the East Tennessee/Southwest Virginia area were/are the descendents of David S. Scalf and John Scalf, Sr. with the exception of possibly Mahala and Malinda Scalf. We have not been able to determine if these two women were children of David S. or Benjamin Scalf at this time. No evidence has been found at this time to suggest they could have been part of the family of John Scalf, Sr. or his son Berryman. 

Russell County, Virginia and the above-mentioned East Tennessee Counties are located near each other and the Tennessee counties mentioned above lie on the Virginia border.

To the knowledge of the author there has not been a family researcher from the line of Berryman Scalf in the East Tennessee area compiling the line of Berryman or the other various lines of the East Tennessee families other than Bob Scalf of Knoxville, Tennessee (now living in Blaine, TN). Bob descends from the line of David S. Scalf (son of Lewis 1745)

Bob was in the process of compiling the David S. Scalf family when Henry Scalf was writing Chronicles of the Scalf Family. Due to Bob’s military obligation his research was discontinued until his military obligation was fulfilled. Bob corresponded with Henry Scalf during the writing of Chronicles of the Scalf Family and contributed information gathered on the East Tennessee Scalf families at that time.

It was not until 1984 that the author decided to undertake the task of sorting through these families in order to make an attempt at compiling the line of Berryman. Unfortunately, Chronicles of the Scalf Family, as well as Scalf Family History had both been written at that time. The author was unable to contribute any help to either of the authors concerning the Berryman Scalf family. It was around 1986 that the author first learned of the writings of Henry and Elmer D. Scalf and eventually corresponded with Elmer Scalf, author of Scalf Family History.

At that time Berryman was the only interest of the author; however, time, curiosity, and a love for genealogy became such a challenge that the desire to compile the Scalf family as a whole became more than just a hobby; it became an obsession, as my family can certainly testify to.

A family history cannot be compiled without error no matter who the compiler may be or how accurate one attempts to be. Records are often in error as well as family legend. Legend can certainly not be disregarded but the truth often lies somewhere between the legend and the documented evidence. For errors in this history we apologize though none are intentional.

In many instances one will find errors on official records. Nothing can be done by the author to change these types of errors other than to note statements of family members. Officially, the records will take precedence over our own family knowledge whether right or wrong simply because it is an “official record.”

The author reminds the reader to keep in mind that official records were only as accurate as the person who gave the information for the record. Some informants hardly knew the person for which the record was written and sometimes did not know them at all. We have tried to note in all instances where the information conflicts with known family facts; however, if something has been missed please notify either the author or Bob Scalf at Scalf Family website so we can make note of this.

In the beginning of my research on Berryman Scalf and the families of East Tennessee, many errors were certainly made. Unfortunately, some of those errors found their way into manuscripts, which were deposited with the Mormon Library in Salt Lake City, Utah as well as other facilities. These manuscripts then became what some researchers believe to be “official records.” This information is now listed on CD’s and being sold to those who follow the genealogy path.

This became very concerning to the author and a significant factor in the driving force to set the records straight not only for the East Tennessee Scalf family but also for the Scalf family as a whole and the generations that follow.

As stated above a family history cannot be compiled without error. It is the desire of the author to eliminate some of the previous errors and hopefully provide a somewhat clearer pathway for those who may want to join us in the search for our family heritage.

Margaret (Scalf) Fleenor, author

BERRYMAN SCALF
Son of
John Scalf, Sr. & Edeah Carlisle
Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Berryman Scalf, son of John Scalf, Sr. and Edeah (Edy) Carlisle Scalf was born about 1809 or 1810 either in Floyd County, Kentucky or Russell County, Virginia. Berryman consistently stated he was born in Virginia; however, his father John Scalf, Sr. was found on the 1810 Floyd County, Kentucky census which conflicts with the time and location where Berryman stated he was born.

Logically, if Berryman were born 1809 as most records suggest, then he certainly could have been born in Floyd County, Kentucky; however, due to the location of his father at that time, he also could have migrated through Russell County, Virginia on his way to Kentucky when he left North Carolina around 1805-1806. Berryman could have been born in either Virginia or Kentucky. We have neither legend nor official records to confirm his place of birth other than census records, which cannot be relied on for accuracy.

The area where John Scalf, Sr. was living before his move to Kentucky suggests he could have easily traveled through Russell County, Virginia prior to arriving in Floyd County, Kentucky as many other pioneer’s had done. Further research may eventually reveal the exact route the John Scalf, Sr. family traveled.

There has been some confusion over the years concerning the proper name of Berryman Scalf. It has been recorded in some manuscripts that his given name was Benjamin. In the early days of my research it was not believed by the Berry B. Scalf family (a son of Berryman) that Benjamin was his correct name. Therefore, my daughter and I pursued the records in order to prove or disprove this. 

Berryman has also been listed as Green Berry in other manuscripts, as well as Barryman. Benjamin versus Berryman has certainly been argued over the years between various researchers. However, after careful review of the available records and information from family members, this author is satisfied beyond any shadow of a doubt that the correct name was Berryman Scalf. Recall that Patsy Counts Scalf named him in her deposition in Hawkins County, Tennessee as BERRY, which was a short name for Berryman. Berryman also named a son, Berry B. Although descendents cannot confirm what the middle initial represented, names given to descendents of this line strongly suggest that the (B) possibly represented the name Brownlo. This may or may not be true, as no confirming or denying evidence has been found at this date.

Berryman may have been removed from the home of his father in Russell County, Virginia when the court ordered some of the children removed; however, as with most all of his other sons, no records have been found to confirm or deny that Berryman was actually removed from the home. Berryman did learn the art of a wheel right and it is possible that he may have learned this through an apprenticeship if he was removed from the home, or simply from a neighbor. Berryman may also have learned this art from his wife’s family who appeared to have been engaged in the saddle business.

Regardless of where Berryman learned this trade, legend reveals that he was “good at it.” Some years ago, Mary Scalf Kilgore and the author visited briefly with an elderly gentleman in the Nickelsville (Russell Co) Virginia area. This gentleman recalled his grandfather stating, “There was a Scalf man around here that was very good at making wagon wheels.” Considering the age of the gentleman and the approximate time frame that his grandfather would have been living, we believe it was likely Berryman he recalled.

Another name mentioned by this gentleman was “Kilgore.”  It is a matter of record that the Kilgore family resided in this area and one family member was well known as a “wheel right.” We know of no other Scalf man that might have lived in the area and made wagon wheels; therefore, we assume it was Berryman the gentleman was speaking of. Due to the fact that Mary had married a Kilgore we often wondered if Berryman learned the trade from the Mr. Kilgore mentioned. The Kilgore family arrived in Russell County many years before the Scalf family.

Whether Berryman was born in Russell County, Virginia or Floyd County, Kentucky, it is a matter of record that he grew up in Russell County, Virginia for his father left Floyd County, Kentucky sometime around 1812-1815 after an incident that landed him in the Floyd County jail. John Scalf Sr. was charged with fighting a Mr. McGuire and placed in jail. The old soldier had served in the Continental Line during the Revolutionary War and McGuire had served as a Tory. Words between the two men over the war then escalated to a fight and John apparently drew a knife. John was arrested and placed in jail but later broke jail and “high-tailed” it to Russell County, Virginia taking the chains he was bound in along with him. The story of what happened that day has been passed down through the generations and may or may not be an accurate account of what happened. This story was not included in the Floyd County records. However, the records of Floyd County do reveal that he was charged with fighting a Mr. McGuire and escaped jail before he was tried. The Floyd County records also reveal that the sheriff was charged for the chains.

The family was then found in Russell County by 1820. Berryman was one of the children mentioned in the deposition of Patsy Counts Scalf in Hawkins County, Tennessee as a son of John Scalf, Sr. Patsy mentioned his name as “Berry.” 

At some point between 1825 and 1830 Berryman left the Russell County, Virginia area and moved over to Washington County, Tennessee. His sister Lydia Scalf had married Johnson or Johnston Painter and lived in Washington County, Tennessee. We can only assume this was why Berryman was in Washington County, Tennessee for we have no records to support this. It is difficult to determine if Berryman was in the home of his father in 1830 Russell County but we believe he had already moved over to Washington County, Tennessee or he may have simply been away from home that day.

Berryman was either living in Washington County, Tennessee with relatives or visiting when he met his future wife, Myrtle Rebecca Page. However, a male of his approximate age in 1830 has not been found in any of the homes of relatives in Washington County, Tennessee. It is possible that Berryman was either staying with his sister Lydia Scalf Painter or visiting with the family when he met his future wife. He may also have been working in Washington County, Tennessee at the time. A number of possibilities exist for Berryman being in Washington County, Tennessee. We only know for sure that this is where he married Myrtle Rebecca Page whose family did live in Washington County, Tennessee.

On November 12, 1831, Berryman Scalf and James Wheeler signed a bond of marriage for Berryman and Rebecca Page in Washington County, Tennessee. Berryman and Rebecca were married 17 November 1831. David Shackleford, Baptist Minister in Washington County, Tennessee, returned the license.

Link to marriage bond of  Berryman Scalf

Link to marriage license of  Berryman Scalf

Link to marriage return of  Berryman Scalf

Rebecca was the daughter of Nathan Page and we believe her mother was Martha. It is suggested in at least one record that Martha might have been Martha Gillespie. However, we have no confirming information at this time for Martha’s maiden name.

By 1840, Berryman and Rebecca had begun their family and were found living in Greene County, Tennessee a neighboring county of Washington and Sullivan.

Berryman and Rebecca had three sons and one daughter in 1840. This would have been Jesse, Nathan, Martha Jane and Mark. Berryman was still living in Greene County when his father, John Scalf, Sr. passed away in March of 1848. It is stated in the pension files of John Scalf, Sr., that he passed away at the home of his son in Greene County, Tennessee.

A deed from Washington County, Tennessee dated 1846, reveals that Berryman sold 62.5 acres in one tract and 37 acres in another tract to his brother-in-law, Mark Montieth for $200. This land was located in Washington County and Berryman sold all but 1/7 of this property. This deed indicates that Berryman owned land in Washington County but lived in Greene County, Tennessee, which borders Washington, and we speculate that Berryman was living on the line of Washington and Greene.

Berryman and his brother-in-law, Mark Montieth husband of Rebecca’s sister Jane, were both living in Greene County, Tennessee at this time. We believe the 1/7 of an acre might have been part of the Nathan Page property intended for Berryman’s wife, Rebecca Page Scalf, at the death of her father. It is also possible that Berryman had bought this acreage from her father. 

Greene and Washington counties meet around the area of Fall Branch, which is where Berryman appeared to be living at this time. The land was located at the headwaters of “the Fall Branch of horse creek” (1846 Washington County, TN deed)

As the census records of 1840 reveal, Berryman was living in Greene County, Tennessee in 1840.

1840 Greene County, TN

SCALF, Berry

2 males < 5 1835 - 1840 Nathan and Mark
1 male 5-10 1830 - 1835 Jesse
1 male 20-30 1810 - 1820 Berryman
1 female < 5 1835 - 1840 Martha Jane
1 female 20-30 1810 - 1820 Rebecca

By 1850, Berryman and Rebecca were found in Washington County, Tennessee. This move was likely just across the county line from Greene. 

Berryman’s name has been listed in some manuscripts as Benj. We believe the transcribed book version of the 1850 census is likely the reason for the misspelling of Berryman’s name in so many manuscripts. Review of the original microfilm version suggests the handwriting of the enumerator could have been interpreted as BENJ or BERY; however, we believe the intention of the enumerator was probably BERY considering information from his sister-in-law, Patsy Counts Scalf and other records found with the spelling of Bery. 

Various records confirm the name was Berryman and links to those records will be listed in these writings.  A copy of the original microfilm version of the 1850 census is listed here for review along with the transcribed copy (listed below).

Link to 1850 census of Berryman Scalf

Berryman’s son Berry B. was also listed as Henry in some manuscripts as well as in the book, Scalf Family History. This is also incorrect. Berryman did not have a son named Henry to the knowledge of family members or the author. Again, we believe the handwriting of the enumerator was misinterpreted and the name Bery appeared to some researchers as Henry on the 1850 census.

Considering the fact that close relatives of the Berry B. Scalf family have never heard of a son of Berryman named Henry, we believe that BERRY B. (son of Berryman) was misinterpreted as HENRY from this census record. The name Henry has found its way into many manuscripts as well. This author remembers well hearing about Berry B. Scalf, but never about Henry.

Mrs. Nannie McNutt Fincher knew the Berry B. Scalf family very well as a young girl due to her relationship to the family. Nannie was the great niece of Matilda Pierson Scalf. Nannie’s grandmother and Matilda were sisters and the Pierson, Bates and Scalf families visited often. In a conversation with Nannie before her death in 1992, she stated the brothers of Berry B. Scalf as she had known of them. The brothers stated by her were William, Simpson and Samuel Doctor. Simpson was known as Sim and Doctor was known as Doc.

In her words, Nannie stated, “I did not know any of them personally other than uncle Berry and Sim. I don’t recall ever hearing about a Henry. The older ones had died by the time I was old enough to know of family relationships. I had heard their names mentioned but can’t recall them now, but I know Henry was not one of them. Doc was dead at the time and the reason I can recall him is from family talk and I thought he was a real doctor. His wife was a well-known midwife around Scott County but I can’t, for the life of me, remember her name. She died at her daughter’s house here in Kingsport sometime in the 30’s”  (Interview with Nannie McNutt Fincher, 1990)

Nannie would have been a teenager when Simpson Scalf died and in her 20’s when Berry B. Scalf died.


1850 Washington CO TN       13 December 1850              4th Subdivision

SCALF, Bery 41 1809 VA Value of Real Estate $85
        Rebecca 40 1810 TN  
        Jesse 18 1832 TN  
        Nathan 15 1835 TN  
        Martha J. 13 1837 TN  
        Mark M. 12 1838 TN  
        James   9 1841 TN  
        Andrew   7 1843 TN  
        Wm.   5 1845 TN  
        Berry   3 1847 TN  

The 1850 census lists Berryman’s birthplace as Virginia. Berryman and Rebecca were living in the same subdivision (district) as Rebecca’s father, Nathan Page, at this time.

Rebecca’s father left his Will 18 October 1856 in Washington County, Tennessee listing his daughter Rebecca Scalf as an heir. She was one of seven known children of Nathan Page. Records suggest there were at least two siblings who died and a half-sister named Hannah.

A statement from the will of Nathan Page suggests that Nathan was married twice. Nathan stated,  “I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth 27 acres of Land to have during her natural life or widowhood and then to return to our heir if any there should be but if not then to return to my first heirs.”

This statement indicates that Elizabeth was the second wife of Nathan Page and census records appear to confirm this.

Nathan’s wife from the 1850 census was Martha and the age of his wife from the 1830 and 1840 census correlates with the age of Martha in 1850. At the time of his will in 1856 his wife is named Elizabeth. Although it is possible her name was Martha Elizabeth, we believe these are two separate women based on the ages of the women from the census records.  Elizabeth named in his will was younger than Martha.

The fact that Rebecca Page Scalf named a daughter Martha, as well as her sister Susannah, certainly suggests that Martha was the mother of Rebecca and Susannah.  The statement  “to return to our heir if any there should be” indicates that Nathan’s second wife might have been expecting a child when he made his will.

Note that “heir” is in the singular form and not the pleural. An Elizabeth Page was found on the Washington County, Tennessee census of 1860 with sons Albert and Royston and a daughter Hannah. This family may or may not be the second family of Nathan Page; however, we believe that they were.

Transcribed Will of Nathan Page 18 October 1856 Washington County, TN:

I Nathan Page do make and publish this my last will and Testament First I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first Come into the hands of my executors secondly I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth 27 acres of Land to have during her natural life or widowhood and then to return to our heir if any there should be but if not then to return to my first heirs Equally to wit, beginning on a stake in the line between myself and William Keen and running so as to include the Dwelling house and running by or with a row of peachtrees and so on so as to inclose the above named twenty seven acres.

Thirdly I Give and bequeath to James Crabtree the remainder of my Land which is supposed to be fifty five acres by said James Crabtree paying sixty five dollars in eighteen months from the date of my death to wit to Rebecca Scalf seven dollars

To Susan Charlton seven dollars to Jane Montieth seven dollars to John Pages heirs five dollars to Andrew Page seven dollars; the said James Crabtree is to have possession on date of the said fifty five acres by him taking good care of me the said Nathan Page as long as I may live Fourthly I will that all my property be sold and equally divided between my first named eight heirs  Fifthly I will all my clothes to Moses Page provided he comes back but if not to James Crabtree Lastly I do hereby nominate David F Hall my Executor in witness whereof I do this my will set my hand and seal this 18th day of October 1856.

                                                                                                his
Terry White                                                                  Nathan    Page   (Seal)
Samel H. English                                                                       mark

(See copy of will, Page 1, at this link)

(See copy of will, Page 2, at this link)

Nathan’s will states that all his property be sold and equally divided between his first namedeight heirs” which appear to be his wife Elizabeth, daughters; Rebecca Scalf, Susan Charleton and Jane Montieth. Sons (John Page heirs) Andrew Page, and son-in-law, James Crabtree. This totals to only seven. However, he mentions his son Moses Page last and this would calculate to eight of his first heirs.

James Crabtree was the husband of Nathan’s daughter Catherine. Catherine was not mentioned in the will but her husband James was to receive property for taking care of Nathan.

The 1830 census suggests Nathan Page had an older son that died before 1840 and the 1850 census shows a daughter Rachel who does not appear in marriage records or on a census afterwards. It is believed that Rachel died.

Marriage records of Washington County reveal that all of Nathan’s daughters had married before the enumeration of the 1840 census. Rachel was not mentioned in the will of Nathan Page nor was she found in the marriage records of Washington County, further suggesting she had died.

Berryman and Rebecca named a son Nathan, probably for his grandfather. Nathan Scalf, son of Berryman, married Martha Crabtree in Washington County. We have not found a relationship of Martha and James Crabtree (if any) at this date but we believe Martha might have been a sister or a cousin to this James Crabtree from the will of Nathan Page.

John Page, son of Nathan, was deceased at the writing of Nathan’s will in 1856. John left a family for Nathan stated in his will, “John Pages heirs.” We have no information on John’s family at this time.

Nathan’s son, Moses, had left home and apparently had not returned by 1856 as Nathan stated in his will “should he return.” No information has been found on Moses Page other than he witnessed the deed from Berryman Scalf to Mark Montieth in 1846.

The family of Nathan Page is listed from the census records for research purposes for those interested in tracing the family of Myrtle Rebecca (Page) Scalf.

We do not have information before 1830 on the Nathan Page family. Correspondence with Page family researchers failed to determine the progenitor of Nathan Page at this time. Some Page researchers believe he came from Kentucky while others believe North Carolina.

1830 Washington Co. TN

PAGE, Nathan 

1 male < 5 1825 - 1830 John
1 male 5 - 10 1820 - 1825 Andrew
1 male 10 - 15 1815 - 1820 Moses
1 male 40 - 50 1780 - 1790 Nathan
2 females 10 - 15 1815 - 1820 Susannah and Catherine
2 females 15 - 20 1810 - 1815 Rebecca and Jane
1 female 30 - 40 1790 - 1800 Martha


1840 Washington Co. TN      

Page, Nathan

1 male 5 - 10 1830 - 1835 John
1 male 10 - 15 1825 - 1830 Andrew
1 male 15 - 20 1820 - 1825 Moses
1 male 20 - 30 1810 - 1820 Unknown son probably dead
1 male 50 - 60 1780 - 1790 Nathan
1 female 40 - 50 1790 - 1800 Martha


The acreage from the deed of Berryman Scalf to Mark Montieth in 1846 had been previously conveyed to Berryman’s father-in-law Nathan Page by Cage Grimsley. This suggests that Cage Grimsley might have been the father-in-law of Nathan Page.  

The name “Cage” was used during that time as a nickname for Micajah; however, we have no knowledge if this would have been the name of Cage Grimsly. E. W. Headrick, Loyd Jackson and Moses Page were witnesses to the deed between Berryman Scalf and Mark Montieth and the deed was recorded 27 October 1847.

Unfortunately, this deed was found early on in my research and the deed book was not recorded but can easily be found in the deed indexes of Washington County, Tennessee. (link to deed. page 1)  (link to deed. page 2)

From the 1850 census we find Nathan and Martha Page living in the 4th subdivision of Washington County, Tennessee.

1850 Washington Co. TN       13 December 1850     4th Subdivision

PAGE, Nathan 62 1788 TN
           Martha 64 1786 TN
           Moses 30 1820 TN
           John 23 1827 TN
           Rachel 27 1823 TN


Below is a compilation of the census records along with the marriages of the daughters of Nathan Page; Susannah Page Charleton, Catherine Page Crabtree, and Jane Page Montieth. The Charleton family would become close friends of the Scalf family and remain so to this day.

     1) Rebecca Page married Berryman Scalf 17 November 1831 Wa. Co. TN
    
2)
 Susanna Page married Simpson Charlton/Charleton 5 July 1832 Wa. Co. TN
    
3)
 Catherine Page married James Crabtree 12 April 1838.Wa.Co. TN
    
4)
 Jane Page married Mark Montieth 17 May 1839.

Living a number of houses away from Nathan Page in 1840 was Terry White. Terry White is believed to be the father of Maranda J. (Ran) White who married Elizabeth Scalf, possible daughter of Benjamin or David Scalf. The full name of Maranda (Ran) White is believed to be John Maranda White.

According to family legend, both Ran and Elizabeth were “killed by Indians.” James V. Hankle/Hinkle and Rebecca Scalf Hankle/Hinkle raised the children of Ran and Elizabeth (family legend). It is difficult to determine if this legend might be accurate because Elizabeth Scalf Hinkle/Hankle would have been married much later than any known Indian uprisings took place. By the time Elizabeth married, the removal had taken place some years before and no known incidents are recorded of anything like this taking place in the East Tennessee area. Although we cannot deny the accuracy of this legend, it is also possible that Elizabeth and her husband died from an epidemic that came through this area and the telling of the story was confused over the generations. Without records to associate with this legend, we have no way of making a determination of the fate of John Maranda White and Elizabeth Scalf White. 

This Rebecca Scalf was not the daughter of Berryman but appears to have been the daughter of either Benjamin Scalf or David Scalf. Elizabeth Scalf White was likely a sister to Rebecca. We strongly believe that both were daughters of Benjamin Scalf due in part to the fact that James V. Hankle/Hinkle and Rebecca Scalf were found in McDonough County, Illinois with several of the White children in the home. Benjamin Scalf had moved to McDonough County 1830-1832 and a number of his married children (if not all) had also moved there.

Nathan Page had died by the enumeration of the 1860 census and a search of the census records reveal that an Elizabeth Page was living in Jonesboro (Washington County) Tennessee with three children. We believe the oldest child was from a former marriage even though he is listed as Page on this census.

It is difficult to determine if Royston could have been a son of Nathan Page; however, due to his birth year and the fact that Albert was seven years older than Royston, it is very possible he was. Hannah was three years old and suggests a birth date of 1857. Recall that Nathan worded his Will as if his wife was expecting a child at the time of the writing of his Will in 1856. Therefore, Hannah could have been born after the death of Nathan and was the heir mentioned as “our heir” in Nathan’s Will. Royston might have been a child from a former marriage of Elizabeth. We cannot confirm that this was the second family of Nathan Page; however, there is a good possibility that it was.  Elizabeth was age 35 on this census and born 1825. This does not coincide with the age of Martha Page from the 1830, 1840 and 1850 censuses and we believe Martha was Nathan’s first wife.

Many of the neighbors of Nathan Page were found nearby Elizabeth Page in Haggard’s district, also adding credence that this was likely Nathan’s second wife and family. Terry White and James Crabtree were also found in this district.

1860 Washington Co. TN      28 July 1860   Jonesboro       Haggards District

PAGE, Elizabeth 35 1825 Spinner Gen TN
          Albert 14 1846   TN
          Royston   7 1853   TN
          Hannah   3 1857   TN

Living next door to Nathan Page in 1840 was his daughter and son-in-law, Simpson Charelton. Simpson and Susannah were still living next door to Nathan in 1850.

1840 Washington Co. TN

 

CHARELTON, Simpson
 

1 male < 5 1835 - 1840
1 male 5 - 10 1830 - 1835
1 male 30 - 40 1800 - 1810
1 female < 5 1835 - 1840
1 female 20 - 30 1810 - 1820


1850 Washington Co. TN                   12 December 1850     4th Subdivision

CHARLETON, Simpson 49 1801 Saddler TN
             Susan 31 1819   TN
             John 17 1833 Student TN
             Moses 13 1837   TN
             Cata 11 1839   TN
             Martha 10 1840   TN
             Eleanor   4 1846   TN
             Andrew   1 1849   TN


Cata was probably Catie and short for Catharine. The (a) usually replaced the (ie) or (y) at that time.  Simpson and Susannah were not found in Washington County after this census.

Rebecca’s sister Jane Page married Mark Montieth and this family was found living in Sullivan County, Tennessee just across the line from Washington County in 1850 near Brandon Page.

This census record was difficult to locate due to the fact that Mark’s surname was written by the enumerator as “Teeth” in 1850. Brandon Page and wife Rebecca were living two houses away from Mark and Jane. Brandon was 20 and Rebecca was 28. Family relation unknown.

1850 Washington Co. TN      13 December 1850     4th Subdivision East

TEETH, Mark 30 1820
           Jane 28 1822
           George 10 1840
           Elizabeth   6 1844
           Annie   1 1849

 1860 Sullivan Co. TN                     15 June 1860              District 15

MONTIETH, Mark 48 1812 Farmer TN
            Jane 45 1815 Domestic TN
            George W. 20 1840 Farm Labor TN
            Elizabeth 14 1846   TN
            Moses  12 1848   TN
            Anis K. 10 1850   TN
            Neoma   4 1856   TN


Living next door to Mark and Jane Page Montieth in 1870 is George W. Montieth, son of Mark and Jane. George’ s wife is listed as Juliana (maiden name unknown). Their children were, Mary, 8 years old; Elizabeth, 6 years old and Neomah, 1 year old. Both George and Juliana were 30 years old at this time.

1870 Sullivan Co. TN                     2 August 1870            District 8         Blountville P.O.

MONTIETH, Mark 53 1817 Farmer TN
              Jane 44 1826 Keeps House TN
              Moses 22 1848   TN
              Neomah 14 1856   TN


Living next door to Mark and Jane in 1880 again is their son George and family. George now has a son named Moses. Living on the other side of George was Mark’s son Moses Montieth and his wife Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). Moses and Elizabeth had no children at this time.

1880 Sullivan Co. TN                     1 June 1880                8th District      Blountville

MONTIETH, Mark 63 1817 Farmer TN TN TN
           Jane 64 1816   TN TN TN
           Neomah 23 1857   TN TN TN


In 1850, Catherine Page Crabtree (sister of Rebecca Page Scalf) and her husband James were living in Greene County, Tennessee and were found on the 1850 census. Catherine Page married James Crabtree 12 April 1838 in Washington County, Tennessee.


1850 Greene Co. TN             13 December 1850                 9th Division East District

CRABTREE, James 32 1818 TN Tenant
            Catherine 28 1822 TN  
            Martha 21 1829 TN Attended school in this year

(1850 Greene Co, TN page 1)        (1850 Greene Co, TN page 2)

James and Catherine were living in Washington County, Tennessee in 1860. Martha in the home appears to be their daughter and is listed as 21 years old on this census. She was born 1829. It is doubtful that she was the daughter of James and Catherine for James would have been 11 yrs old at her birth.  We believe Martha was a relative (possibly a sister) to James Crabtree.

This Martha could have been the wife of Nathan Scalf, son of Berryman and Rebecca. However, it is just as possible that another Martha Crabtree was the wife of Nathan Scalf. Note that Martha is gone from the home of James and Catherine in 1860. Nathan Scalf married Martha Crabtree 28 December 1856 further suggesting this could have been the same Martha Crabtree who married Nathan Scalf.

1860 Washington Co. TN      27 July 1860   Jonesboro       Haggard’s District

CRABTREE, James 42 1818 TN Farmer
             Catherine 38 1822 TN Domestic
             Abner 20 1840 TN Farmer
             Margaret 17 1843 TN Domestic
             Elizabeth 12 1848 TN  
             Susan E. 10 1850 TN  
             Elbert T.   7 1853 TN  
             Terry/Jerry   4 1856 TN  
             Matilda C. 2/12 1860 TN  

We believe that the parents of Joseph B. Ruth, husband of Martha Jane Scalf, (daughter of Berryman) was living next door to James Crabtree in 1860 and this family is listed for research purposes concerning the Ruth descendents. Joseph is not in the home on this census for he had married at this time.

1860 Washington Co. TN      27 July 1860   Jonesboro       Haggard’s District

RUTH, Henry 70 1790 TN Shoemaker
          Mary 57 1803 NC Domestic
          Mary 22 1838 VA Domestic
          G.W. 18 1842 TN Farmer

By 1860 Berryman and Rebecca had moved their family once again. This time, the move was to Hawkins County, Tennessee. They were found living in the area of New Canton in 1860. New Canton encompassed a wider area in 1860 than it does today and we believe that Berryman was actually living on what is known as the “upper end” of Beech Creek Community, which is located on the north side of Chimney Top Mountain. The south side of Chimney Top Mountain is located in Greene/Washington County, Tennessee and the north side is located in Hawkins/Sullivan County, Tennessee. It joins Sullivan County on what is known to locals at the “upper end.” A small strip of Washington County joins Greene County on the south side of Chimney Top Mountain.

The neighbors living around Berryman suggest that he was likely living on the “upper end” of Beech Creek.  Abraham Dykes was living next door to Berryman and Rebecca in 1860 and a couple of the grandchildren of Abraham Dykes would later become spouses of several of Berryman’s grandchildren. The Abraham Dykes Sr. family farm was located in what is now known as the Beech Creek Community; however, at least one of Abraham Dykes’ sons moved across the mountain at Chimney Top into Greene County, Tennessee. 

On the 1860 census, once again the enumerator’s handwriting suggests the name could have been BENJ; however, the name is listed in these writings as BERY because the author believes this to be the correct name although BERY is an incorrect spelling. It is the opinion of the author that the enumerator misspelled the name as BERY, which caused it to appear to be BENJ. This has confused researchers for many years.

(Link to 1860 census of Berryman Scalf) 

In the home of Berryman and Rebecca is the family of Joseph B. Ruth and Martha Jane Scalf Ruth, daughter and son-in-law of Berryman and Rebecca. Their daughter, Myrtle Rebecca Ruth had been born at this time and was seven months old in July of 1860.

It has not been determined at this time what the relationship of Lotty Compton might have been to the Scalf family.  However, a number of Compton families lived in this area and she might have simply been a neighbor visiting that day. A later marriage in this line suggests a relationship to the Compton family. The father of the author was born at Chimney Top and knew a number of the Compton families that remain friends of the family today.


1860 Hawkins CO, TN          26 July 1860               District 16       New Canton

SCALF, Bery 52 1808 TN
(Page) Rebecca 50 1810 TN
        Mark M.     21 1839 TN
        James 19 1841 TN
        Andrew 17 1843 TN
        William  15 1845 TN
        Berry  12 1848 TN
        Doctor S.  10 1850 TN
        Simpson   8 1852 TN
COMPTON, Lotty 20 1840 TN
RUTH, Joseph 25 1835 TN
RUTH, Martha J. 23 1837 TN
RUTH, Rebecca M. 7/12 7/12 TN

In 1862, Berryman was taxed on 40 acres of land in Hawkins County, Tennessee along with his son Nathan who was taxed on 100 acres. (Tax list courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

LINK TO TAX RECORD

By 1870, Berryman and Rebecca had moved once again. This move was to Scott County, Virginia, which is approximately 20-30 miles from the Washington/Hawkins/Greene and Sullivan County area. They were living at Copper Creek Community where their sons Berry B. and Simpson Scalf would marry Pierson cousins.

Berryman stated on this census that his occupation was “wheelright.”  The enumerator clearly wrote BERRY on this census. Sarah Pierson is listed in the home and was apparently visiting the Scalf family at this time for she did not marry Simpson until 1873. Berry B. and Matilda had married in January of 1870. Sarah and Matilda Pierson were cousins and this was probably the beginning of the courtship of Simpson Scalf and Sarah Pierson.

(Link to 1870 Scott Co. VA census)

1870 Scott CO, VA                25 August 1870          Estillville Township

SCALF, Berry 61 1809 VA Wheelright
        Rebecca 58 1812 TN  
        Berry 20 1850 TN  
        Simpson 18 1852 TN  
        Doctor S.  16 1854 TN  
(Pierson) Matilda        20 1850 VA  
(Pierson) Sarah M. 23 1847 VA  

Samuel Doctor Scalf also met and married his wife, Nancy Caroline Eads, while living at Copper Creek. The author also remembers the Eads family. John Eads was a member of Ida Baptist Church at Speer’s Ferry and the author’s father knew him well; however, a family relationship was not mentioned to me or at least, it cannot be recalled. The author’s family spent many singing nights at Ida Church. Martha Scalf Hensley (aunt of the writer) lived almost directly across from the church and attended it for many years. The name Eads on the marriage record of Samuel Doctor and Nancy Caroline appears to be EDDS; however, the author is familiar with this surname and the name should be EADS.

The Scalf family farm at Copper Creek has not been located at present but the Pierson family farm still stands although in a dilapidated condition and we suspect the Scalf family farm was not very far from it. An old swinging bridge provided access to the farm from the old narrow road winding down the banks of Copper Creek. A visit there in 2001 revealed that the old swinging bridge was still in operation but greatly in need of repair.

It was here that Berry B. Scalf, son of Berryman courted his future wife Matilda Virginia Pierson and many Saturday nights were spent at the Pierson farm. These two families found they had a lot in common. Both families loved music and both families played instruments and sang. While the “old folks” sang and played, the young folks courted, played, and pulled pranks on each other.

“No two families were ever as playful and happy as the Pierson and Scalf family. When these folks got together you knew you were going to be sore the next day from laughing. What one couldn’t think to pull the other one could. Several times Gillie Ann Pierson was dumped off the old swinging bridge into the creek by her Scalf cousins and in turn they too were dumped when she could get a chance.” (Nannie McNutt Fincher).

This story was one of many of the stories told by Mrs. Fincher before her death. Nannie Fincher was the daughter of David Martin McNutt and Mary Bates. Nannie was the wife of Orlen Fincher. Orlen was born and raised at Chimney Top among the Scalf family. Mary Bates McNutt was the daughter of Frederick and Nancy Pierson Bates. Nancy Pierson Bates and Matilda Pierson Scalf were daughters of Alexander Pierson and Matilda McNite/McNight. Her grandparents, Fred and Nancy Bates, raised Nannie after the death of her mother, Mary. Nannie’s father, David McNutt, was killed in an auto accident in Gate City (Scott Co.) Virginia. David had remarried after the death of Mary to Mary’s cousin, Sarah Elizabeth Pierson.

Nannie used Bates as her surname until her death. However, Nannie was very much aware that David McNutt was her father. For reasons unknown to the author and her children, Nannie used the surname of her grandparents throughout her lifetime. Nannie was born February 26, 1905 in Scott County, Virginia and died March 19, 1992 at her home in Kingsport (Sullivan County) Tennessee. Nannie’s children never knew why Nannie chose not to tell them she was the daughter of David Martin McNutt. Whatever the reasons for Nannie’s choice, her children honored that choice and listed her as Nannie Bates Fincher on her death record because this was how she had lived. However, the records are clear that Nannie was the daughter of David Martin McNutt and Mary Bates McNutt. A photograph of a very young Nannie McNutt (Bates) Fincher with her father, his second wife, and Nannie’s half brother is in the possession of the author, courtesy of Eula Mae Lyon McNutt.  However, this photo is very old and was reproduced on paper. It is not very clear and will not be posted, but a photograph of Nancy Pierson Bates and her two of her granddaughters, Lakie Bates Williams and Lula Bates Scalf is posted here.

PHOTO OF NANCY PIERSON BATES, LAKIE BATES WILLIAMS AND LULA BATES SCALF (Courtesy of Eula Mae Lyons McNutt)

Carson and Eula Mae McNutt are also deceased. Eula Mae was a wonderful researcher and over many years had collected history on numerous families of this area. Eula and I shared lots of records before her death. This lady would provide handwritten information to anyone who was interested in family research if she was able to help. She would also provide the documentation to confirm the information. Eula had researched the Pierson family in depth and sent the author the complete handwritten line before her death. Many years and many hours went into this research. Eula is greatly missed by many in this area and probably in others as well, because if anyone knew or could confirm the history of a local family, Eula could. When the author asked a friend some years ago where Eula lived, the friend replied, “At the Gate City Courthouse and Library, just ask for Eula Mae.” 

It was at Copper Creek that Myrtle Rebecca (Page) Scalf died sometime between the enumeration of the 1870 census and the year 1875. Some records suggest she might have died around 1872.

Family lore passed down states that Rebecca (Page) Scalf was Indian and married Berryman to “hide from the removal of the Cherokee.” However, Berryman and Rebecca married in 1831 and the Cherokee removal did not take place until 1838. This does not mean that Rebecca was not of Native heritage, but the dates do not coincide to support the family lore. If one considers the physical features and dark skin of the Page family of Washington County, TN as being Indian there might be some merit to the legend. The author has known several Page family members and they certainly have the physical appearance of Indian; however, physical features cannot be conclusive proof of heritage. It is a matter of record, however, that there was much discord going on from 1825 through 1838 concerning the removal of the Cherokee, which led up to the removal; therefore, there might be some truth to the legend with the details misinterpreted through the generations.

After the death of Rebecca, Berryman then remarried to the widow Margaret Fields Gilliam on 17 June 1875 in Scott County, Virginia. Margaret was the widow of James Gilliam and daughter of Richard T. Fields and Anna (Pierce or Percy) Fields previously of Russell County, Virginia. (Scott County, Virginia Marriages)

Berryman and Margaret moved to the Poor Valley section of Hawkins County where they were found on the 1880 census. It was on this census that Berryman stated his father was born in England. We suspect Berryman’s age had caused some senility and he could not recall where his father was born. He most likely heard his father state that his family came from England.

On this census Berryman stated that his occupation was “cabinet maker.”  This census also states his name as Berry. Most of the men in the line of Berryman were/are very adept carpenters and the author has talked to many who stated they had a love for woodworking of any type.

The children listed as Scalf on this census were actually the children of James and Margaret Fields Gilliam Scalf. Berryman and Margaret had no children.

(Link to 1880 Hawkins County, TN census)

1880 Hawkins CO, TN          1 June 1880    District 9         Watterson

SCALF, Berry Head 70 1810 VA ENG SC Cabinet Maker
(Gilliam)Margaret,J. Wife 50 1830 VA VA VA  
          Elizabeth S-dau 23 1847 VA VA VA  
         Nancy Ann S-dau 15 1865 VA VA VA  
         Mahaha J. S-dau 11 1869 VA VA VA  

The last record found by this researcher of Berryman Scalf was his signature on a deed with his wife Margaret (Fields) Gilliam Scalf. Having inherited property from a sister who had died without heirs, Margaret then deeded the property to another sister. Berryman relinquished his rights to the property in this deed. 

This deed is recorded in Scott County, Virginia and dated 1887. No records have been found by the author to suggest that Berryman lived longer than 1887 although it is certainly possible. 

His widow Margaret was found living in the home of her son James Gilliam in Hawkins County, Tennessee in 1900 suggesting that Berryman died 1887-1900. We do not know where Berryman might have been buried but most likely would have been in the vicinity of his residence in the Poor Valley of Hawkins County, Tennessee, or possibly Copper Ridge in Scott County, Virginia among other family members. If so, there is no marker to represent the grave of Berryman Scalf.

Berryman was a simple farmer. He tilled the land and raised his family the same way all farmers did at that time. He was not rich by monetary means but was able to provide a living for his family. Berryman and Rebecca lost at least two sons and possibly more to the Civil War. Five sons answered the call but only one returned that we have been able to find records for.

One son, Andrew, was released from duty after his tour was served but no records have been found for Andrew since his discharge. Another son, Mark, we believe was the Martin. M. Scalf who died in Decatur, Alabama from disease on the train en-route to Vicksburg, Mississippi. We cannot confirm with certainty that this was Berryman’s son; however, no other M. M. Scalf appears in another family at this time in the surrounding area, nor was there any Scalf family living in the area where Mark mustered in. Mark mustered in at Henderson Depot (Rogersville Junction), which is what is known today as “Bulls Gap.” We believe strongly that M.  M. Scalf was in fact, Mark M. Scalf, son of Berryman and Rebecca.

A cousin of the author related a story of Berryman that she received from her father, Charlie Scalf. Charlie stated that his grandfather had made a trip to Russell County, Virginia to visit family. The hour was late when he was returning home and as was the custom, a family on the route offered Berryman shelter for the night. This was a common practice during this time and travelers would generally sleep in the barn; however, Berryman was invited inside to sleep in the house.

The family offered Berryman a bedroom and after a cup of coffee and small talk Berryman retired for the night. There was no door to the bedroom; only a blanket was hung to separate the rooms. Berryman had to feel his way to the bed and in the process of doing this; he stuck his hand into something warm and sticky on the bed. He struck a match for light and noticed there was blood on the bed. He then leaned across the bed to see if the window could be opened and his boot struck something solid on the floor. He lit another match and saw a body lying under the bed. He stated that he was beside himself trying to figure out what to do without alerting the family to his discovery.

Berryman wasted no time in getting through the window and crawling out to the barn trying not to alert the family. He said he lay there for only a few minutes but it seemed like hours watching the house for the lamp to go out. When the family finally doused the lamp Berryman wrapped a feed sack around the horse’s muzzle and walked to a nearby hill where he slipped over the hill and quickly laid down. He watched and waited a few minutes to be sure the family had not noticed he had left and then “high-tailed it for home.”  Berryman changed his route when he went visiting again.

This story has been perplexing to the author for no known family members were found living in Russell County, Virginia after 1836. However, we have no way of knowing what year this might have taken place. Berryman married in 1831 and the father and siblings of Berryman were either in Kentucky or had moved down to Hawkins County, Tennessee by 1836. We assume Berryman made his trip back to Russell County 1831-1836.  


JESSE RALPH SCALF
Son of
Berryman Scalf & Myrtle Rebecca Page
Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jesse R. Scalf, firstborn child of Berryman Scalf and Myrtle Rebecca Page, was born August 13, 1832 in Washington County, Tennessee and died June 6, 1914 in Washington County, Tennessee. Jesse is buried at the Brown/Mitchell Cemetery near Haws Crossroads in Fall Branch, Tennessee near the home he built for his family. (Washington County TN Marriages, Cemetery Records and Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock)

As his father and brothers, Jesse was an adept carpenter. He built a log home on the 100 acres he purchased from his father-in-law, John Brown. This home is still standing and occupied in the Harmony Community of Washington County (Fall Branch) Tennessee and was reported by family to have been listed in the National Register of Historical Places in the 1980’s.

The home has been purchased by several different families and has been out of the Scalf family for a long time. His granddaughters stated that Jesse had built a staircase with a hand carved railing in the home that was absolutely beautiful. The author has not had the opportunity to investigate this as the home is occupied at the present time. However, if at all possible a photograph may be obtainable in the near future.

Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock, granddaughter of Jesse informed the author at a visit that Jesse was a very religious man and that he seemed to have “an unusual way with animals.” Georgia related a story told to her by her father, George Scalf, concerning Jesse. She stated that birds would fly to Jesse and sit on his shoulder as he sat in the yard, which was something he loved to do. Georgia searched for quite some time for a photograph of Jesse with a black bird sitting on his shoulder eating from his hand. However, the hour was late and we had to leave but told her we would come back at another date for a copy of the photograph. Unfortunately, Georgia died before we could return and we were unable to see the photograph; however, we have no doubt it exists.

This story was not an uncommon story in this line of the family and several stories had been told by various descendents concerning the “unusual way with animals” in this line of the family. The author’s father seemed to have the same “charm.” He would catch bees in the palm of his hand without being stung. I also did this as a youngster after my father had shown me how. However, one day, I stepped on a honeybee with bare feet and that was the end of my desire to get too friendly with these little creatures. 

Jesse joined Company C. of the 60th Mounted Infantry (Crawford’s Unit – also known as the 79th Tennessee Infantry) on September 20, 1862 at Washington County, Tennessee. Lt. Taylor signed the registration card. His brothers, Nathan and James also enlisted at the same time and place. 

Military file of Jesse R. Scalf - roll-call records, PAGE 1 and PAGE 2.  (McClung Library, Knoxville, TN – Courtesy of the author)

The roll-call cards list Jesse as "deserted" April 30, 1863, however, no other information concerning this has been found.

Three years prior to his enlistment, Jesse married Clarissa Brown, daughter of John Brown and Margaret Kincheloe of Washington County, Tennessee on 11 November 1859 in Washington County Tennessee. (Washington Co. TN Marriages)

It has been reported that this John Brown was the Revolutionary Soldier, but this is not likely. John Brown, Revolutionary Solider, would have been too old to be the father of Clarissa Brown as he was born around 1760 –1770. Clarissa was born 1832-1835 when he would have been well into his 70’s. Therefore, it is felt that she was the granddaughter of the Revolutionary Soldier, John Brown.

From the cemetery records of Washington County, Tennessee at Kingsport, Tennessee Library:

“Margaret Kincheloe Brown, J. W. Brown, Clarissa Brown Scalf, Jesse R. Scalf and Clarissa’s sister Louisa and husband D. W. Mitchell are all buried at the Brown/Mitchell Cemetery in Washington County, Tennessee. This cemetery is located 8 miles northwest of Jonesboro at Mitchell Springs near Haws Crossroads on State Highway 81.”

“Our Mother” Margaret Brown October 29, 1800 – July 8, 1883. She married John Brown on January 7, 1817 in Washington Co. and is the daughter of George Kincheloe.

J. W. (Wesley) Brown Jan. 22/23 1788 – Dec 18 1849. Soldier in the War of 1812. (Washington County, TN Cemetery Records)

J. W. Brown and Margaret Brown above were the parents of Clarissa Brown Scalf born about 1839.  The Revolutionary War had been over for several years when this J. W. Brown was born. The marker states J. W. Brown but does not reveal that the J was for John. The name John was submitted by Georgia Scalf Wheelock.

Margaret Kincheloe Brown was still living in 1860 when Jesse and Clarissa were living in her home; however, the 1860 census does not reveal the relationship of Margaret to Jesse and Clarissa. The name Margaret Kincheloe is reported by the family of John Wesley Scalf (son of Jesse) and Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock (daughter of George Scalf and granddaughter of Jesse). Margaret Kincheloe Brown was the daughter of George Kincheloe according to cemetery records.

The author has listed marriages from Washington County, Tennessee below for researchers of this line.

Washington County, Tennessee Marriages, 1780-1879 by Goldene Fillers Burgner:

p. 13, January 7, 1817 John W. Brown--Margaret Kencheloe--Joshua Hail.
p. 120 November 11, 1859 Jesse R. Scalf--Clarissa Brown.
p. 122 March 10, 1860 David Mitchell--Louisa Brown--md. 21 March 1860--William A. Keen, M.G.  

The will of George Kincheloe lists a daughter as Margaret Brown, wife of John W. Brown. The Will is dated June 27, 1840. This confirms that Margaret Kincheloe Brown was still living in 1840 and cemetery records give her death date as 1883. 

Washington County, Tennessee Wills, 1777-1872 by Goldene Fillers Burgner:

p. 38 George E. Kincheloe June 27, 1840

Children: John, William, James, Nancy McPherson, Mary wife of James Owen decd., Sarah, Elizabeth wife of John Whitlock, Clary wife of Chase Hale, Margaret wife of John W. Brown. My watch to my grandson, George Knchelo, son of my son John. Executors: Sons: John, William and James Kincheloe. Wit.: Thomas Fulkerson, George J. Jackson, Elijah Ellis. Signed: George Kincheloe.  

Jesse and Clarissa were enumerated on the 1860 census in the home of her mother, Margaret (Kincheloe) Brown. Clarissa’s father had passed away before the enumeration of this census. No children had been born to Jesse and Clarissa at this time; however, the granddaughters of Jesse state that their father, John Wesley Scalf was born in 1860. The census of 1860 and 1870 show that John was born after Laura Lavonne who was born 1861 according to the census records.

An excerpt from a letter written to Jean Scalf Grier from Jesse’s granddaughter, Mrs. Argil (Georgia Nell Scalf) Wheelock concerning her grandfather Jesse Scalf is listed here:

“What I know about grandfather Jesse R. Scalf. He married Clarissa Brown and she died when my father was 6 mo. Old. He later married a Jane Cox. They didn’t have any children. He was a fine carpenter. He built his home at that time - log. Did all the work his self. Made his tools that he used. Was the most out standing house in Washington County.” (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

We know that Jesse was close enough to his home after he joined the 60th Mounted Infantry to visit his family until sometime in1862 when his unit was ordered to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Legend passed down through the family states that Jesse visited his family often until this time. Company C was transferred to Vicksburg shortly before the battle there began to heat up.

Jesse lost two of his brothers at Vicksburg. These two brothers had joined the 60th at the same time and place as Jesse. Nathan cannot be found on the Memorial Rolls with his brother James due to the fact that the doctor misspelled his surname at the time of his death. This information was received from the D.A. R. chapter at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

SCALF, James; died March 29, 1863 [60th Infantry Regiment - Co. C] 

(The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederate, by John Berrien Lindsley - (Published 1886) 

We know this was James (son of Berryman) from his military registration card. (Military Muster Card - Courtesy of McClung Library, Knoxville, TN)

A letter was sent to the D. A. R. Chapter in Vicksburg, Mississippi in the late 1980’s by the author and Mary Scalf Kilgore requesting information on Nathan Scalf. A response was received and it was reported that he was buried under the name of Nathan Scavef in the Confederate Cemetery at Vicksburg, Mississippi. The name was misspelled due to the illegible handwriting of the physician who attended him. Nathan was not listed on the Memorial Rolls and we assume this is the reason. We were also informed that no grave was found for James. However, his military information on file at the McClung Library in Knoxville, Tennessee (copy in possession of Mary Scalf Kilgore family) states that James died at Vicksburg, Mississippi from a fallen tree.

We have learned that Jesse was, indeed, a prisoner of war. Jesse’s granddaughter Mrs. Ida Lou Scalf Edens (now deceased) stated that her father told her that Jesse was a prisoner of war. The above history appears to confirm this. This might explain why the military records of Jesse Scalf were marked “absent and deserted at Blountville (Sullivan Co) Tennessee” after the surrender of Vicksburg. Another military card in the file of Jesse Scalf states “prisoner of war.”

(LINK TO JESSE SCALF'S PRISONER OF WAR RECORD)

Jesse’s regiment was assigned to Brigadier General John C. Vaughn along with the 61st and 62d Tennessee Regiments.

An excerpt from the history of the 60th is listed here from the compilation of Betty S. Mize. Jesse and his brothers had joined the 60th in September of 1862. 

“The brigade arrived December 26, and there followed the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou and Chickasaw Bluffs. General Stephen D. Lee’s Brigade formed the right of the line of defense, General S. M. Barton’s the center, and General Vaughn’s the left. General Vaughn reported that on the second day he send the 62nd to re-enforce Lee; the 60th to re-enforce Barton on the 3rd day; leaving one regiment, the 61st to defend the abattis. Pemberton’s report stated; "on the left, commanded by General Vaughn, the heavy abattis prevented the approach of the enemy except with sharpshooters who advanced continuously, but were met firmly by his East Tennesseans."

An inspection report by Bob E. Houston, Captain and Assistant Inspector General, for January - February 1863 on Company "G" stated: "I take pleasure in stating that in discipline, efficiency and military appearance this company exceeds that of any I have ever seen in Volunteer service."

The brigade remained at Vicksburg until about the first of May, when General Pemberton decided to meet the enemy in the field. Toward the end of this campaign, on May 17th, while guarding a bridge over the Big Black River, Vaughn’s Brigade was overwhelmed by a Federal division. The 60th regiment surrendered to Brigadier General S. G. Burbridge’s 1st Brigade, 10th Division. A regimental report stated: "Lieutenant Colonel Gregg, one captain, three 1st lieutenants, seven 2nd lieutenants, six brevet 2nd lieutenants, captured at Big Black 239. They belonged to Companies "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "H" and "I". This report was dated October 1864. The Federal reports of this action stated that the regiment, with 360 stand of arms, was captured without the loss of a man by the Federal troops. What was left of the regiment fell back into Vicksburg, and remained in the trenches until the surrender on July 4, 1863. The brigade was surrendered as part of Major General M. L. Smith’s Division, and paroled a few days after the surrender.

On July 16, Vaughn’s Brigade was reported at Brandon, Mississippi.

On September 15, Inspector General Cooper stated "Vaughn’s Brigade was ordered to reassemble in East Tennessee, at such place as General Buckner might designate. But if the men have been seized by the enemy, and their paroles taken from them, it will prevent their reorganization." Colonel J. G. Rose, of the 61st Regiment, in his outline in Lindsley’s Annuals of his own regiment, stated the men from the 61st who were paroled at Vicksburg were not exchanged until June 27, 1864, and the men captured at Big Black remained in Northern prisons until the winter of 1864-5. Presumably, the same thing was true of the men from the 60th, but no definite information to that effect was found. (Typist’s note: this was true as pension applications indicate men from the 60th were held in prison camps in Indianapolis, Fort Delaware and Point Lookout). He further stated that in the spring of 1864 many of those paroled prisoners were assembled in parole camps at Jonesboro, Tennessee, awaiting exchange. A detachment from the 60th, 61st and 62nd regiments were reported near Jonesboro, September 13, 1864.” (Regimental History by Betty S. Mize)

Jesse was paroled on July 8, 1863 at the surrender of Vicksburg.  He signed the oath of allegiance, which was witnessed and signed by Major Sam Ropes of the 56th Illinois Volunteers. The surrender actually took place on July 3, 1863 but was not made official until July 4, 1863.

(LINK TO JESSE SCALF'S PAROLE DOCUMENT)

After General Lee surrendered, Jesse returned home to his family and continued his life as a farmer. He was found as head of house on the 1870 Washington County, Tennessee census. The loss of his brothers and the cruelty of war weighed heavily on his mind but Jesse turned his attention to the farmland and family. He had lost at least three brothers and possibly four to the war. Jesse then lost his wife Clarissa in 1872 and we believe his mother also died the same year.

Census records suggest that Jesse’s first child, Laura Lavonne, was born in 1861 and John Wesley in 1862 or 1863. Most likely, this was 1863. Louisa was then born in either 1864 or 1865. Considering that Jesse was in Vicksburg, Mississippi until at least July of 1863, we believe that Louisa was most likely born in late 1865 or 1866.  Elvira was born around 1867 but had died by the enumeration of the 1870 census. Elvira was not known to living descendents but was listed on the census records of Washington County, Tennessee. She most likely died at a very young age.

Archibald was then born in 1870 and George, the last child of Jesse and Clarissa, was born 1872. This is the birth date stated in the family Bible of Jesse’s son George Scalf and the census records correlate with this date. The only confusion on birth dates is the birth dates of John Wesley, Louisa and Elvira. Due to the timing of the Civil War and Jesse’s involvement we believe the dates are off on the census records of 1870.

On later census records, after leaving Tennessee, Jesse’s son Archibald stated that he was born 1872. He also told his second family that he was born December 25, 1872. Archibald actually celebrated his birthday on the birth date of his brother George Scalf. Archibald’s daughter, Kay (born Crystal Scalf) from his second marriage stated in a letter to Jean Grier that her father always said he was born in 1872.

We have not determined why Arch used his brother’s birth date unless he had forgotten and believed it was his own. Descendents of Jesse Scalf in the Scott County, Virginia area did not know that Archibald had remarried nor did they know what happened to him. The only information passed down from Archibald’s brothers to their children concerning Arch was the fact that “Arch had gone west as a young man and never returned.” (Statement from Ida Lou Scalf Edens to Margaret Fleenor)

Jesse’s wife, Clarissa (Brown) Scalf, died in 1872 when her son, George, was six months old and is buried at the Brown-Mitchell Cemetery at Haws Crossroads in Fall Branch (Washington County) Tennessee not far from her home in Harmony Community. Clarissa has no marker. Jesse’s second wife, Martha Jane (Cox) Scalf had Jesse buried beside of his first wife Clarissa. (Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock statement to Margaret Fleenor)

After Clarissa’s death Jesse remarried to the widow, Martha Jane Cox April 19, 1888 in Washington County, Tennessee. (Washington County, TN Marriages)

LINK TO MARRIAGE LICENSE OF JESSE R. SCALF AND MARTHA JANE COX (Courtesy of the author)

Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock stated that Jesse’s children were concerned that Martha would inherit the home place after the death of Jesse and due to this Jesse sold the farm and divided the proceeds among the children.

Some descendents state that Martha had a daughter from a prior marriage, but no daughter appears on the census records; however, there are two of Martha’s niece’s living in the home of Jesse and Martha in 1900. Both were married at this time.

By 1910 Jesse and Martha were living in the home of one of the nieces of Martha.

In 1920 his widow, Martha Jane (Cox) Scalf was still living in the home of her niece.

NOTE:   The 1860 census does not show any children born to Jesse and Clarissa at this time. The 1870 census does show Laura Lavonne at age 11 suggesting a birth date of 1859. Laura Lavonne could have been born sometime in 1860 after the enumeration of the census and her brother John Wesley in 1861 or possibly 1862, either before Jesse enlisted in the army in September of 1862 or shortly after.


1860 Washington CO TN      28 July 1860   Hoggards District      Jonesboro

BROWN, Margaret F 59 1801 TN Mother of Clarissa - Married John Brown
           Elvira F 14 1846 TN Sister of Clarissa
SCALF, Jesse M 26 1834 TN (Jesse Ralph Scalf)
           Clarissa  F 21 1839 TN Clarissa Brown married 1858
HALE, Robert T. M 20 1840 TN Relationship unknown


1870 Washington CO TN      28 July 1870   District 13       Haws Cross Roads

SCALF, Jesse R. M 37 1833 TN
         Clarissa F 31 1839 TN
         Laura L. F 11 1859 TN
         John W. M   8 1862 TN
         Louisa F   6 1864 TN
         Elvira  F   4 1866 TN
         Archibald M 3/12 1870 TN


1880 Washington CO TN      ? July 1880     District 13     

SCALF, Jesse R. Head 45 1835 TN TN TN Widower
         Laura L. Dau 19 1861 TN TN TN  
         John Son 17 1863 TN TN TN  
         Louisa Dau 15 1865 TN TN TN  
        Archibald Son 10 1870 TN TN TN  
        George Son   8 1872 TN TN TN  


1900 Washington CO TN                  11 June 1900              District 13

SCALF, Jesse R. Head 64 Aug 1835 TN VA TN
(Cox) Martha J. Wife 51 Apr 1849 TN TN TN
FORD, Lillie A. Niece 18 Aug 1881 TN TN TN
WILLIS, Sarah A. Niece 16 Dec 1883 TN TN TN


(1910 Washington Co. TN, page 1)              (1910 Washington Co. TN, page 2)

1910 Washington CO TN                  9 April 1910        District 13

BOWERY, William B. Head 36 1874 TN TN TN  
           Lillie Wife 24 1886 TN TN TN 1 child born, 1 living
           Jesse E.L. Son 6/12 1909 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Jesse R.           Uncle 77 1833 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Martha J. Aunt 60 1850 TN TN TN  


1920 Washington CO TN         8 & 9 January 1920       District 13

BOWERY, William B. Head 46 1874 TN TN TN  
              Lillie Wife 38 1882 TN TN TN  
              Edgar Son 10 1910 TN TN TN  
              Roy Son   7 1913 TN TN TN  
              Ralph Son   6 1914 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Martha Aunt 69 1851 TN TN TN Widow

(Link to death certificate of Martha Jane Cox Scalf)

 

  
                 LAURA LAVONNE SCALF
Daughter of
Jesse Ralph Scalf & Clarissa Brown
Laura<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Laura Lavonne (aka Vonie) Scalf was born about 1860 or 1861 and was the oldest child of Jesse Scalf and Clarissa Brown. Vonie, as the family knew her married Andrew Jackson Rector and they were the parents of four children. Nothing is known of these children at this time. Vonie was remembered by her nieces (daughters of her brother John Wesley) as a very gentle and kind aunt. One of the daughters of John Wesley, brother of Lavonne was named for her aunt. Her husband Andrew was remembered by the nieces as one of their favorite uncles. 

Lavonne Scalf Berry, niece of Lavonne Scalf Rector and Andrew, stated that Andrew Merckie Rector son of Andrew and Vonie was still living in a nursing home in the early 1990’s. A descendent of Andrew’s sister states that Andrew (the son) was named Andrew Audram Rector. We have not found any information on this.

As noted below, Andrew is listed as Merckie A. Rector in 1900 and Andrew M. in 1910. He is listed as Andrew in 1920 and by 1930 is no longer in the home.

Andrew Jackson Rector (the father) was listed as Andrew J. in 1910 and 1920 but listed as Andrew A. in 1930. This may be where the confusion is.

Andrew Merckie Rector (the son) was known to the family of Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock as “Kidd” Rector.  Another cousin also referred to Andrew as “Kidd” Rector. 


1900 Washington CO TN                  7 June 1900                District 13

RECTOR, Andrew Head 40 Sept 1859 TN TN TN  
(Scalf) Vonie L. Wife 39 Sept 1860 TN TN TN 4 children born, 4 living
           Belle Dau 11 Feb 1889 TN TN TN  
           Orland Son   9 Oct 1890 TN TN TN  
           Orgil W.    Son   6 Oct 1893 TN TN TN  
           Merckie A. Son   2 Sept 1898 TN TN TN  


1910 Washington CO TN                  20 April 1910              District 13

RECTOR, Andrew J. Head 51 1859 TN TN TN  
            Lavonia Wife 50 1860 TN TN TN 4 children born, 4 living
            Louisa B. Dau 21 1889 TN TN TN  
            Orgil W. Son 16 1894 TN TN TN  
            Andrew M. Son 12 1898 TN TN TN  


1920 Washington CO TN                  7 & 8 January 1920               District 13

RECTOR, Andy J. Head 60 1860 TN TN TN
          Lavonia Wife 59 1861 TN TN TN
          Bessie Dau 30 1890 TN TN TN
          Orlen Son 28 1892 TN TN TN
          Orgil Son 26 1894 TN TN TN
          Andrew Son 22 1898 TN TN TN


1930 Washington CO TN                  10 April 1930              District 13

RECTOR, Andrew A. Head 70 1860 TN TN TN
             Lavona Wife 69 1861 TN TN TN
             Bessie Dau 41 1889 TN TN TN



JOHN WESLEY SCALF
Son of
Jesse Ralph Scalf & Clarissa Brown
John W<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Wesley Scalf was born 1860-1865 in Washington County, Tennessee according to census records. His birth date is stated as March 1865 on the 1900 Scott County, Virginia census but the 1870 census calculates a date of 1862. His granddaughters state that he was born in 1860. On the headstone of John Wesley Scalf, his birth and death dates are listed as 1862 -1946. John is buried near Fairview (Scott Co) Virginia. (Courtesy of Eula Mae McNutt)

John was a Carpenter and Blacksmith by trade. He married Dorcas Benton 6 November 1894 in Scott County, Virginia. Dorcas was the daughter of William Wheeler Benton (1853 – 1872) and Louemma Darnell Benton (1853 – 1926).

(LINK TO MARRIAGE DOCUMENT)

Unfortunately, we do not have a photograph of John Wesley Scalf at this time. The picture of his wife, daughter, granddaughter, great-grandson and father-in-law was taken after his death.

John was 30 years old and Dorcas was 19 when they married. The marriage records of Scott County, Virginia state that John Wesley Scalf was a widow and this was his second marriage; however, his daughters did not recall this ever being mentioned. We have not found the name of his first wife at this time.

Ida Lou (Scalf) Edens, oldest daughter of John and Dorcas Benton Scalf, and sister Lavonne Scalf Berry contributed to this research. Ida Lou (Scalf) Edens died in 1992 at the age of 96 or 97 years. Ida was blessed with a very sharp memory until her death. Many enjoyable hours were spent at their homes. Both Ida and Lavonne lived in Scott County, Virginia, Ida lived at Sloan Town and Lavonne lived at Fairview. Both communities are located a short distance from Speer’s Ferry.

1900 Scott CO VA                 11 June 1900              Powell District

SCALF, J.W. Head 35 Mar 1865 TN TN TN  
         Dorcas Wife 25 Sep 1874 VA VA VA 4 children born, 4 living
         Ida L. Dau   5 Nov 1894 VA TN VA  
         Mary C. Dau   3 Jan 1897 VA TN VA  
         Beretha  Dau   2 Jun 1898 VA TN VA  
         Eugenia   Dau 2/12 Apr 1900 VA TN VA  


1910 Scott CO VA                 7 May 1910                Powell District  

SCALF, John W. Head 46 1864 TN TN TN  
           Dorcus E. Wife 34 1876 VA VA VA 7 children born, 6 living
           Mary C. Dau 12 1898 VA TN VA  
           Bertha Dau 10 1900 VA TN VA  
           Eugenia L. Dau   8 1902 VA TN VA  
           Flora B. Dau   6 1904 VA TN VA  
           Mamie   Dau   4 1906 VA TN VA  
           Ray Son   2 1908 VA TN VA  

Information from Ida Lou Scalf Edens and her sister Lavonne Scalf Berry states that their brother Ray listed on the 1910 census was named Leonard Ray.  Although the two ladies could not recall the exact age of Leonard when he died, they thought he was around 2 years old. He was the only son of John Wesley Scalf and Dorcas Benton Scalf. The daughter, Bonnie, listed on the 1920 census was actually Lavonne (called Vonnie) by family. We assume the enumerator heard Bonnie instead of Vonnie.

1920 Scott CO VA                 6 January 1920           Powell District     

SCALF, John Head 53 1867 VA VA VA
         Dorcus Wife 44 1876 VA VA VA
         Ida Dau 23 1897 VA VA VA
         Cousby Dau 22 1898 VA VA VA
         Elva Dau 16 1904 VA VA VA
         Mamie Dau 14 1906 VA VA VA
         Vonnie Dau   5 1915 VA VA VA


1930 Scott CO VA                 10 April 1930              Powell district

SCALF, John Head 65 1865 TN TN TN
       Darcus B.    Wife 53 1877 VA VA VA
       Lavona M. Dau 14 1916 VA VA VA
LAWSON, Dewitt Son in law 29 1901 VA VA VA
              Mary C. Dau 33 1897 VA VA VA
              Mamey J. G-dau   1 1929 VA VA VA

Dewitt Lawson was the husband of Mary Cosby Scalf. Mamey J(ean) on the above census was their daughter.

PHOTO OF DORCAS BENTON & FAMILY (Courtesy of Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock)


IDA LOU SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf & Dorcas A. Benton
Ida L<John W<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ida Lou Scalf, daughter of John Wesley Scalf and Dorcas Ann Benton, was born November 11, 1895 and died April 1, 1991 at the age of 96. (Birth date courtesy of Ida LouDeath date courtesy of Eula Mae Lyons McNutt)

Ida Lou married Hiram Edens 27 February 1921 in Gate City (Scott County) Virginia. Ida was 25 and Hiram was 32. Hiram was the son of W. J. and Martha Edens. Hiram was born 1889 in Hancock County, Tennessee.  (Scott Co. VA Marriages and Ida Lou Scalf Edens)

We have no death date for Hiram; however, in 1987 Ida stated that Hiram had been dead for many years.

Hiram and Ida made their home at Sloan Town in Scott County, Virginia on the farm of Ida Lou’s father, John Wesley Scalf. Ida was either living or visiting her grandparents at the enumeration of the 1910 census. She was found in her father’s home in 1920.

Ida was in the home of her grandparents in 1910.


1910 Scott CO VA                 26 April 1910              Powell District 2

BENTON, W.W. Head 55 1855 VA NC VA
          Lonnie R. Wife 56 1854 VA VA VA
SCALF, Ida Lou          G-dau 13 1897 VA TN VA
VENERABLE, Walter G-son 13 1897 VA VA VA
          Hebert  G-son 11 1899 VA VA VA


1920 Scott CO VA                 6 January 1920           Powell District           

SCALF, John Head 53 1867 VA VA VA
        Dorcus Wife 44 1876 VA VA VA
        Ida  Dau 23 1897 VA VA VA
        Cousby Dau 22 1898 VA VA VA
        Elva  Dau 16 1904 VA VA VA
        Mamie    Dau 14 1906 VA VA VA
        Lavonne Dau   5 1915 VA VA VA

On the 1930 Scott County, Virginia census, there were three children in the home of Hiram and Ida. Ida only mentioned one child at our visits. This was Ann who was living with her at the time of our visits. It is assumed that both Emily and Hiram Jr. had died and Ida failed to mention them.


1930 VA Scott                        2 April 1930                Powell District

EDENS, Hiram P. Head 41 1889 TN TN TN
(Scalf) Ida L.          Wife 34 1896 VA TN VA
          Emily M. Dau   8 1922 TN TN VA
          Hiram P. Son   4 1926 VA TN VA
          Elizabeth A. Dau   1 1929 VA TN VA

PHOTOGRAPH OF IDA LOU, HIRAM SR., EMILY, ELIZABETH ANN AND HIRAM JR. (Courtesy of Georgia Scalf Wheelock)  

The child cut off in the photograph is Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Hiram and Ida.

 

MARY COSBY SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf & Dorcas Benton
Mary C<John W<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mary Cosby Scalf was born January 14, 1898 in Scott County, Virginia and died June 13, 1933. Cosby is buried at Fairview (Scott Co) Virginia. (Courtesy of Eula Mae McNutt

Cosby married Dewitt Lawson 1922 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. (Courtesy of Lavonne Scalf Berry)

We believe that Cosby and Dewitt had a son born February 24, 1926 and died February 24, 1926. His name was Elmer G. Lawson and he is buried in the same cemetery near Cosby Scalf Lawson at Fairview. Grandson is listed on the headstone and this grave is also near John Wesley Scalf, father of Cosby. (Courtesy of Eula Mae McNutt)

Dewitt and Mary Cosby had a daughter Mamie Jean Scalf born August 28, 1928. Jean married John Fred Vicars February 3, 1950.

Jean and Fred have three children: 

     1) Jane Elizabeth married David Portwood.
     2) Ruth Marylee married Jack Davenport.
     3) John Edward married Theresa Scott Davenport. 

1930 Scott CO VA                 10 April 1930              Powell district

SCALF, John Head 65 1865 TN TN TN
       Darcus B.    Wife 53 1877 VA VA VA
       Lavona M. Dau 14 1916 VA VA VA
LAWSON, Dewitt Son in law 29 1901 VA VA VA
              Mary C. Dau 33 1897 VA VA VA
              Mamey J. G-dau   1 1929 VA VA VA

 

CLARA BERTHA SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf & Dorcas Ann Benton
Bertha<John Wesley<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Clara Bertha Scalf was born July 14, 1898 in Scott County, Virginia (Lavonne Scalf Berry)

Clara Bertha married George W. Hall June 20, 1915 in Scott County, Virginia. Bertha was 18 and George was 21. (Scott County, VA marriages)

Clara Bertha Scalf and George Hall had the following children as stated by her sister, Lavonne Scalf Berry:

     A) Dorothy Hall married a Williams.

Children of _____Williams and Dorothy Hall:


     1) Glenn Williams
     2) Douglas Williams

     B) A. J. Hall married Mary Church. No children. A. J. is deceased.
     C) Jessie Armine Hall married Flynn Bridwell.

Children of Flynn Bridwell and Jesse Armine Hall:

    
1) Elbert Bridwell.
     2) Raleigh Bridwell.
     3) Clara Hall married Fred Ball.  

Clara Bertha and G.W. were found on the 1920 and 1930 census records with their family. According to the 1930 census of Scott County, Virginia, G.W. and Clara had another child, a daughter, probably named Louemma or possibly Lavonne, the spelling is difficult to determine.


1920 Scott CO VA                    22 January 1920                Powell District

HALL, George W. Head 25 1895 VA VA VA Farmer
          Bertha C.  Wife 20 1900 VA VA VA  
          Alex J. Son   2 1918 VA VA VA  
          Dortha D. Dau   3 1917 VA VA VA  


1930 Scott CO VA                   11 April 1930                    Powell District

HALL, George W. Head 35 1895 VA VA VA Married @ 21 Farmer
         Bertha Wife 31 1899 VA VA VA Married @ 17  
         Doroth D.  Dau 13 1917 VA VA VA    
         Alex J. Son 12 1918 VA VA VA    
         Jesse I. Dau 10  1920 VA VA VA    
         Leumona B. Dau   4 1926 VA VA VA  

 

FLORA BELLE SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf & Dorcas Benton
Flora<John Wesley<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Flora Belle Scalf was born March 25, 1903. We have no death date for Flora; however, we believe Flora died in the late1990’s. Flora was living at the Church Hill Life Care Center at the time of her death. Several of the family members of Gladys Goad Scalf stated that Flora always had a smile and loved to see the church group coming for Sunday services. They said Flora could be heard shouting all over the nursing home on Sunday during the services. Flora is greatly missed by the church. 

Flora Belle Scalf married George Frazier.  Unfortunately, we have no marriage date for Flora and George.

George and Flora had the following children as stated by Lavonne Scalf Berry:

     1) Anna Ruth Frazier married Claude Rogers.
     2) Margaret Frazier married Roy Lawson – two children.
     3) Leta Rachel Frazier married Bob Scruggs – No children.
     4) Lucille Frazier married Herbert Daugherty. Two children; 1) Edith Flo Frazier married Kenneth Collins. 2) Laverne Frazier. 
     5) Jack Frazier married Dolly Vermillion – four or five children.


LAURA EUGENIA SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf & Dorcas Benton
Eugenia<John Wesley<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Laura Eugenia Scalf was born February 1900 in Scott County, Virginia. We have no death date for Eugenia but we believe Eugenia was the last child of John Wesley to die and most likely died in the late 1990’s. The author talked last with Eugenia before her sister Ida Lou died in the 1990’s. 

1920 Scott VA                            30 January 1920                    Taylor District

PIERSON, Worlie C. Head 21 1899 VA VA VA Farmer
           Eugenia Wife 19 1901 VA VA VA  
           Paul H. Son 4/12 1919 VA VA VA  


1930 McDowell CO WV             9 April 1930                            Big Creek  

PIERSON, Worley Head 32 1898 VA VA VA Married @ 20 Carpenter - coal mines
            Jean Wife 30 1900 VA VA VA Married @ 17  
            Paul Son 11 1919 VA VA VA    
            Eunice  Dau   9 1921 VA VA VA    
            Ruth Dau   5 1925 WV VA VA    

Laura Eugenia Scalf married Worley C. Pierson May 10, 1918 in Scott County, Virginia. She was 18 and he was 19. (Scott County, VA marriages)

Eugenia and Worley had the following children as stated by Lavonne Scalf Berry:

     1) Howard Paul Pierson married Launna Edds. Children: Catherine, Nancy, Brian, Susan, and Bruce.
    
2)
 Eunice Pierson married Richard Carter. Children: Donald and Paul.
    
3)
 Ruth Marie Pierson married Lawrence Webb – Children: Martha Jean and Robert.

Eugenia and I discussed her family by telephone in 1986. We discovered that Eugenia had lived about one mile from our family when I was growing up. Her husband Worley Pierson had visited our house many times during my childhood and my father had cut his hair regularly. I could recall this taking place but had no idea they were relatives. My father had known of course.

Worley’s relationship to Matilda and Sarah Pierson (if any) is unknown at this time.

Eugenia is in the photograph of Dorcas Benton Scalf and family listed under John Wesley Scalf
 


MAMIE AZULA SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf & Dorcas Benton
Mamie<John Wesley<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mayme Azula Scalf was born December 9, 1905 in Scott County, Virginia. (Courtesy of Lavonne Scalf Berry)

Mayme married James Wilburn Jones (date unknown). Both Mamie and James are buried at the Falin Cemetery in Scott County, Virginia; however, we have no death dates for either Mayme or James. They are listed in Vol. 6 of the cemetery records of Scott County, Virginia. (Courtesy of Eula Mae McNutt)


1930 Scott CO VA                        11 April 1930                        Powell District

JONES, Wilburn Head 35 1895 VA VA VA Married @ 28 Farmer
          Mamie Wife 26 1904 VA VA VA Married @ 19  
          Ina F. Dau   6 1924 VA VA VA    
          James R. Son   3 1927 VA VA VA    

Mamie and James were the parents of three children: 

     1) Ina Faye Jones married Isaac Hubbard.
    
2)
 Ronald Jones married Marie Frazier.
    
3) Peggy Jones married Cecil Cox.

 
LEONARD RHEA SCALF
Son of
John Wesley Scalf & Dorcas Benton
Leonard<John Wesley<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Leonard Rhea Scalf was born September 4, 1906 and died September 24, 1908. Leonard is buried at the Falin Cemetery in Scott County, Virginia. (Courtesy of Eula Mae McNutt)

 

MINNIE LAVONNE SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf & Dorcas Benton
Lavonne<John Wesley<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Minnie Lavonne Scalf was born 7 June 1915 in Scott County, Virginia. (Courtesy of Eula Mae Lyons McNutt)

Lavonne was the last child born to John Wesley Scalf and Dorcas A. Benton Scalf. Lavonne married George Berry 1932 in Letcher County, Kentucky. George was killed in a mining accident in Virginia. Lavonne and I had several visits and she attended our Scalf family reunion in Kingsport, Tennessee in 1989. Lavonne died 1995-2000. Lavonne and George were the parents of five children listed below and shown by alphabet. 

Children of Lavonne Scalf and George W. Berry as stated by Lavonne:

A) James Wilson Berry born May 12, 1933. James married Gladys Pierson.

Children of James Wilson Berry and Gladys Pierson:

         
1) James Wilson Berry, Jr.
          2) Pamela Berry married Jeff Brickey.
          3) Cynthia Louis Berry married Gordon Iverson.
          4) Rebecca Berry.

     B) George W. Berry, Jr., born January 7, 1935. George married Sue Ella Rhoton. No children. George died February 15, 1989.
     C) Betty Joyce Berry born October 11, 1937. Betty married William M. (Billy) Gibson.

Children William M. Gibson and Betty Joyce Berry
:

          1) William Allen Gibson married Karen Mendonhall.
          2) Phillip Glenn Gibson. Not married in 1986.

D) Dorcas Carolyn Berry born January 29, 1939. Dorcas married Kenneth Davis.

Children of Kenneth Davis and Dorcas Carolyn Berry:

          1) Lori Elaine Davis.

E) Mary Nell Berry born July 23, 1941. Mary Nell married Eugene Epps.

Children of Eugene Epps and Mary Nell Berry

          1) Susan Renee Epps married Mike Ohmsen
          2) Carol Elizabeth Epps.

OBITUARY OF GEORGE BERRY, JR:

George Berry Jr., 54, Route 6, Gate City, Va., died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday (Feb 15, 1989) at Indian Path Medical Center after and extended illness. A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., he was employed by Holliston Mills where he worked as a color maker, Mr. Berry was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Army.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sue Ella Rhoton Berry, Gate City, Va.; his mother, Mrs. Lavona Scalf Berry, Clinchport, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Billy (Betty) Gibson, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Kenneth (Carolyn) Davis, Church Hill, and Mrs. Eugene C. (Mary Nell) Eppes, Suffolk, Va.; one brother, James W. berry, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home downtown and anytime at the home of Bob Cloud, 253 Spruce St., Mount Carmel.  Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW. 
 

LOUISA ELIZA SCALF
Daughter of
Jesse Scalf and Clarissa Brown
Louisa<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Louisa Eliza Scalf daughter, of Jesse Scalf and Clarissa Brown, was born 1864 or 1865 (census records) in Washington County, Tennessee. Louisa married John Hunt in Washington County, Tennessee. (Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock)

On her cemetery marker she is listed as Louise M. Scalf Hunt born 1864 and died 1942. John Hunt was born 1858 and died 1939. Both John and Louisa are buried at the Sherfey/Boyer Cemetery in Washington County, Tennessee. (Cemetery Records of Washington County, TN)

Georgia Nell (Scalf) Wheelock failed to give a marriage date for Louisa, or she did not have one.

Louisa and John had two daughters, Blanche and Minnie. Blanche married William Bacon (no marriage date). Her sister, Minnie, married George Bacon believed to have been a brother of William.


Photograph - Courtesy of Georgia Nell Wheelock


1900 Washington CO TN                 9  June 1900                    District 13                  

HUNT, Catherine Head 62 Nov 1837 TN TN TN 4 children born, 4 living Widow
          John B. Son 41 Nov 1858 TN TN TN   Married 16 years
          Louisa M. Dau in law 35 Aug 1864 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living Married 16 years
          Minnie P. Grand Dau 12 Jan 1888 TN TN TN    
          Blanch  Grand dau   6 Aug 1893 TN TN TN    

 

1910 Washington CO TN                21 April 1910                    District 13

HUNT, John B. Head 51 1859 TN TN TN Married 25 years  
          Eliza Wife 44 1866 TN TN TN Married 25 years 2 children born, 2 living
          Blanche Dau 16 1894 TN TN TN    

1920 Washington CO TN                7 & 8 January 1920          District 13

HUNT, John B. Head 61 1859 TN TN TN Farmer
        Louisa   Wife 55 1865 TN TN TN  

1930 Washington CO TN                10 April 1930                    District 13

HUNT, John B. Head 70 1860 TN TN TN Farmer
          Louise  Wife 65 1865 TN TN TN  
BACON, William Son in law 39 1881 TN TN TN Widower
          Wilma Grand dau 10 1920 TN TN TN  

Blanche Hunt Bacon and her husband William had two children:

     1) John Bacon.
     2) Janice Bacon. Janice married a Stickler but we do not have his first name.

After Blanche died, William remarried to Bess Rector.

Minnie Hunt Bacon and George Bacon had two children:

     1) George Bacon, Jr. (lived at Fall Branch in the 1980’s)
     2) Zela Bacon married Ernest Cox. (Both deceased) lived in Florida.

(Information on the family of Louisa provided by Georgia Nell (Scalf) Wheelock)
 

MINNIE PEARL HUNT
Daughter of
John B. Hunt and Louisa Eliza Scalf
Minnie<Louisa<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Minnie P. Hunt, daughter of John B. Hunt and Louisa Eliza Scalf, was born January 14, 1888 and died December 2, 1944. Minnie married George E. Bacon. This family was found on census records of 1910 through 1930 Washington County, Tennessee.

(Link to death certificate)

1910 Washington CO TN                    28 April 1910                       District 13

BACON, George E. Head 22 1888 TN TN TN Merchant
         Minnie P.      Wife 22 1888 TN TN TN  
         Clarence C. Son 11/12 1909 TN TN TN  
HUNT, Catherine          Grandmother 72 1838 TN TN TN Own income

1920 Washington CO TN                    13 & 14 January 1920          District 13

BACON, George E. Head 31 1889 TN TN TN Farmer
           Minnie Wife 31 1889 TN TN TN  
           Zella Louise Dau   5 1915 TN TN TN  


1930 Washington CO TN                    19 April 1930                        District 13

BACON, George Head 42 1888 TN TN TN Butcher - meat market
           Minnie Wife 42 1888 TN TN TN  
           Louise E. Dau 15 1915 TN TN TN  
           George, Jr. Son   9 1921 TN TN TN  

Minnie Hunt Bacon and George Bacon had two children:

     1) George Bacon, Jr. (lived at Fall Branch in the 1980’s)
    
2)
 Zela Bacon married Ernest Cox. (Both deceased) lived in Florida.


PHOTO OF MINNIE HUNT BACON AND FAMILY
(
Courtesy of the author

 

BLANCHE HUNT
Daughter of
John B. Hunt and Louisa Eliza Scalf
Blanch<Louisa<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf 

Blanche Hunt, daughter of John B. Hunt and Louisa Eliza Scalf, was born about 1894 (1920 census). Blanche married William S. Bacon. She died 1920-1930. William was living in the home of his in-laws, John and Louise Scalf Hunt in 1930. A granddaughter, Wilma, was also in the home. According to descendents, William and Blanche only had two children; John and Janice. We have been unable to verify who Wilma was, but this might have been a middle name of Janice.

1920 Washington CO TN                        7 & 8 January 1920                 District 13  

BACON, William S. Head 28 1892 TN TN TN Farmer
            Blanch Wife 26 1894 TN TN TN  

1930 Washington CO TN                10 April 1930                    District 13

HUNT, John B. Head 70 1860 TN TN TN Farmer
          Louise  Wife 65 1865 TN TN TN  
BACON, William Son in law 39 1881 TN TN TN Widower
          Wilma Grand Dau 10 1920 TN TN TN  


Blanch Hunt Bacon and her husband William had two children:

     1) John Bacon.
     2) Janice Bacon. Janice married a Stickler or Strickler, but we do not have his first name.

After Blanche died, William remarried to Bess Rector.

PHOTO OF BLANCHE HUNT BACON (Courtesy of the author)
 


ELVIRA SCALF
Daughter of
Jesse Scalf and Clarissa Brown
Elvira<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Elvira Scalf daughter of Jesse Scalf and Clarissa Brown was born around 1866 or 1867 in Washington County, Tennessee. We believe Elvira died at a very young age as she was listed only on the 1870 census. She did not appear with the family in 1880. The grandchildren of Jesse Scalf could not recall hearing about Elvira; therefore, we believe she died as a toddler.

 

ARCHIBALD JACKSON SCALF
Son of
Jesse Ralph Scalf & Clarissa Brown
Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Archibald Jackson Scalf son of Jesse Scalf and Clarissa (Brown) Scalf was born May 1870 in Washington County, Tennessee and died 11 June 1941 in Marysville (Nodaway Co) Missouri of heart trouble and kidney failure. (Death Certificate courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE OF ARCHIBALD SCALF

A daughter of Archibald by his second marriage stated that her father celebrated his birthday on December 25th and stated that he was born 1872; however, from the Bible records of Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock her father George Scalf was born 1872 and his mother, Clarissa Brown Scalf died when George was six months old. George was the last child of Jesse and Clarissa (Brown) Scalf before her death. Georgia Nells’ information coincides with census records.

Arch married first to Laura Hulse 26 May 1891 in Washington County, Tennessee. (Marriage Certificate - Washington County TN) (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

Laura Hulse was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Nelson) Hulse of Washington County, Tennessee. Laura was born 12 February 1873 and died 9 April 1925 in Greene County, Tennessee. Laura is buried at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Greene County, Tennessee. (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

Laura married second to William Casteel.  Laura and William had one child, Selma Irene Casteel. Selma was born 16 January 1911 in Greene County, Tennessee. (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

We are indebted to Ms. Jean Scalf Grier, for much of the information concerning Arch and his family. Jean is the granddaughter of Archibald and Laura.

Arch and Laura separated around the autumn of 1906 and Laura moved to her sister’s home in Greene County.  Arch left Tennessee and was next found in Atchison County, Missouri where he was enumerated on the 1910 census with his second wife, Anna Marie Oslin.

Copies of letters in the possession of the author and Jean Scalf Grier, from a daughter of the second family of Arch Scalf, has been instrumental in putting together the life of Archibald Scalf.

Arch had left Tennessee to work in the wheat fields of Minnesota according to some family members; however, we believe this might have been Missouri considering the information listed in the letters of one of his daughters from his second marriage. Not knowing when he would return and being concerned about the crops and harvest, Laura sent for a cousin to help gather the crops. 

Laura’s cousin was making his home in the barn on the farm of Laura and Arch when Arch returned. A daughter from the second marriage of Archibald repeated what had been told to her by her half-sister Lola, daughter of Arch and Laura. Lola was at home with her mother Laura in Tennessee when her father returned. Lola stated that, “we saw him walking through the corn field towards the house and the corn was so high we could barely see him.” 

Although the cornfield could have been like this in July, we believe Arch returned in the fall because the daughter stated “mother was concerned about the harvest” and harvesting takes place in the fall. This could have been in early August.

Lola went on to state that Arch was furious about the cousin being there and “threw both him and Laura out.” 

Laura took some of her children and went to live with her sister Mattie Hulse who was also caring for their mother at that time. (1910 Greene County, TN census)

Court records from Missouri show that Arch filed for divorce in Rockport, Missouri April 19, 1907. The following is a transcribed copy of the proceedings from the plaintiff Arch Scalf to the defendant Laura Scalf.

Plaintiff for cause of action States, that he was lawfully married to the defendant, on the 10 day of May 1893 (See marriage certificate of Arch and Laura) according to the laws of the State of Tennessee; That from the time of said marriage to the committing of the grievances hereinafter mentioned, Plaintiff at all times treated the defendant with kindness and affection, and discharged all of his duties as the husband of the defendant, but the defendant disregarding her duties as the wife of plaintiff, on or about the 8 day of December 1904, abandoned and deserted plaintiff without cause or provocation, and has ever since refused to live with plaintiff.

Plaintiff States that he has resided one whole year next before the filing of this petition in the state of Missouri.

Plaintiff therefore prays that the bonds of matrimony contracted as aforesaid, be dissolved and that he may be Divorced from the defendant, with such other and further relief, as to the court may seem proper.

Plaintiff herein being duly sworn, upon oath says that the facts stated in the above petition are true according to his best knowledge and belief, and that this complaint is not made out of levity, or by collusion, fear, or restraint, between plaintiff and defendant, for the mere purpose of being separated from each other, but in sincerity and in truth for the causes mentioned in the Petition.

Archibald made an x for his signature.

Papers were then sent to J. W. McCollum, Deputy Sheriff of Greene County, Tennessee and received on the 25th of April 1907. Sheriff McCollum served the papers to Laura and the following is her response:

In the Circuit Court of the County of Atchison in the State of Missouri Archibald Scalf Plaintiff against Laura Scalf Defendant

Now comes the defendant and moves the court to make a rule on the plaintiff granting the defendant alimony (words indistinguishable) and also a reasonable amount for attorney’s fees and for preparation in and about her defense.

That she is poor and absolutely without means of Support or with which to make her defense.  That Plaintiff is a man of some means and able to support defendant and provide for her defense.

Wherefore the previous being considered defendant prays the court to make said rule upon the Plaintiff.

Laura Scalf (she signed her name)

Attorney Mr. Lee Mullins

Arch was awarded the divorce decree by default because Laura did not appear in the Missouri Court.

Going back to the marriage of Arch and Laura, Arch stated in his divorce petition that he married Laura 10 May 1893. The marriage certificate of Arch and Laura states May 26, 1891. The first child of Arch and Laura, Thomas Decatour Scalf, was born November 1892 and died 1963.

Atchison County, Missouri deed records record that A. J. Scalf purchased 7.5 acres of the North East Fourth of the Southwest Quarter of Section 32 in Township 66 of Range Forty One and also the West half of the Northwest Fourth of the Southeast Fourth of Section 32, Township 66 of Range Forty One containing Twenty acres more or less in the amount of $800 on May 30, 1902 from George B. and his wife, Frances M. Bartholomew. (Deed Record of Atchison Co. MO-courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

Deed records reveal that Arch was in Missouri as early as 1902, four years before the incident took place between Arch, Laura, and Laura’s cousin.

Arch also stated that Laura left him in December of 1904 and refused to live with him. Census and birth records show that his son Elgie was born in 1904 and Rueben in 1905.  

On the 2d day of October 1908, after his permanent move to Atchison County, Missouri, A. J. Scalf purchased 30 more acres in Atchison County, Missouri from Leroy and Mary Wolf.

The next land purchase in Missouri was made on the 23d of April 1930 between Mont and Essie Cradit (grantors) and Violet Scalf, Joseph Brooks Scalf, and Arch J. Scalf in the amount of $1400. The property consisted of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Block No. 12 of the Meeks Addition to Rockport, Missouri. It being the intention of the Grantors to vest in Arch J. Scalf an absolute title to the within described real estate for and during his natural life and after his death the title to said estate shall vest in Violet Scalf and Joseph Brooks Scalf.

The brothers of Arch in Tennessee did not talk about Archibald other than to tell their children “he went west and never returned.” Letters from Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock reveal that the family did not seem to know of the divorce of Arch and Laura Hulse. This was kept from family members over the years and the brothers and sisters of Archibald did not know they had relatives from Archibald’s marriage to Laura. In fact, some of them were living nearby.

Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock (granddaughter of Jesse) had been told that Arch had “gone West and had not returned.” She did not think that his wife had gone with him but she did know that he was married at the time.

Excerpt from letter to Jean Scalf Greer by Georgia Nell Wheelock:

“I have always heard of uncle Arch Scalf but have never heard from any of them. My Daddy always said he never came back. Neither did he keep in touch, so I learned more from you than I ever knew. But I don’t believe his wife went with him when he left.” (Courtesy Jean Scalf Grier)

At some point, Arch took his two daughters Ada and Lola to Missouri. His son John had also gone to Missouri with Arch and was living with Arch and his second wife in 1910.  However, Lola and Ada were placed with foster parents in Missouri. John William, son of Arch and Laura, worked on a nearby farm in Missouri. Thomas, Elgie and Rueben remained with their mother in Tennessee.

No one knows if Laura ever saw the children in Missouri again.  The names of the foster family the girls lived with were not mentioned in the letters and it appears the daughter of Arch and Anna did not know the names of the foster parents. However, the two daughters of Arch and Laura did visit the second family of Arch as they were growing up.

Jean Scalf Grier has provided us with the full names, birth and death dates, and marriages of the children of Arch and Laura. Dates were confirmed by death, marriage and cemetery records.

1) Thomas Decatour Scalf born 25 November 1892-94. Died 8 December 1963 in Greenville, Tennessee. Tom married Ena Haynes. She was born 26 September 1897 and died April 1981 at the age of 83 in Afton, (Greene Co.) TN. (SS Death Index) Tom was buried 12 December 1963 at Stone Dam Cemetery in Greene County, Tennessee. We assume Ena is buried there also.

2) John William Scalf born 8 December 1893 in Tennessee and died 18 December 1979 in Missouri.  John married first to Ruth Woolsey who died in 1938. He married second to Ruth Balentine. He was buried 20 December 1979 in Linden Cemetery (Atchison County) Missouri.

3) Ada Ilene Scalf born July 1895 in Tennessee, died 198? in Missouri. Ada married a Brooks.

4) Lola B. Scalf born August 1897 in Tennessee, died 1972 in Missouri. Lola married Stewart F. Murdock in Rockport, Missouri 27 January 1932.

5) Elgie Edmund Scalf born 6 August 1904 in Greeneville (Greene Co) Tennessee and died 13 August 1980 in Tucson (Pima Co) Arizona. Elgie married first to Catherine Virginia (MNU).  2) Alice M. Burke October 1945 at Ovid (Seneca Co) New York. Elgie was buried 15 August 1980 at Ft. Huachuca (Cochise Co) Arizona.

6) Rueben Franklin Scalf born 25 April 1905 in Afton (Greene Co) Tennessee and died 14 January 1964 in Marion (Grant Co) Indiana. Rueben married first to Nell Sutherland and second to Mildred (MNU) in 1932 at Greene County, Tennessee. Rueben was buried 17 January 1964 at Gas City (Grant Co) Indiana.

Laura (Hulse) Scalf remarried to William Casteel. From this union one child was born. Selma Irene Casteel was born 16 January 1911. Selma married Willard Baskette 6 October 1933 in Greene County, Tennessee. We have no other information on Selma.

At some point, either before or after Laura’s death, a trunk was sent to Arch and Anna in Missouri. The daughter from the second family of Arch did not know what the trunk contained and stated that the girls (Ada and Lola) “used to stare at it a lot when they came to visit but never mentioned it.” Arch’s second wife, Anna, had said she would have the girls come get the trunk after it arrived but Arch told her no, leave it be. No one in the family knew what the trunk contained or if the girls (Ada and Lola) were ever allowed to have it.

Whether Arch was justified in his accusations of Laura’s infidelity lies buried with Arch, Laura and her cousin; however, from the description given by the author of these letters, it is suspected that Arch simply assumed an affair was going on and his reaction was extreme. Laura may have been innocent of this accusation.

In 1880 Laura Hulse was living with her parents Thomas and Mary Hulse in the 13th district of Washington County, Tennessee, which was known then as Haws Crossroads and is now the Harmony Community. This was the same area where Archibald’s family lived and some descendents still live today. Laura had twin sisters, Mary and Martha. Martha was known as “Mattie.”  We have no information on Martha’s twin sister Mary at this time, nor do we know the maiden name of Laura’s mother. 

1880 Washington Co. TN      15 June 1880              13th District

HULSE, Thomas Head 33 1847 TN TN TN
          Mary Wife 34 1846 NC NC NC
          Mary E. Dau 10 1870 TN TN NC
          Martha M. Dau 10 1870 TN TN NC
          Laura T. Dau   7 1873 TN TN NC
          Nancy E. Dau   4 1876 TN TN NC
          William F. Son   3 1877 TN TN NC


1900 Washington CO TN                  5 June 1900                District 13

SCALF, Archable Head 30 May 1870 TN TN TN  
(Hulse) Laura T. Wife 27 Feb 1873 TN TN NC 4 children born, 4 living
           Thomas Son   7 Nov 1892 TN TN TN  
           John Son   6 Dec 1894 TN TN TN  
           Ada Dau   4 Jul 1895 TN TN TN  
           Lola Dau   2 Aug 1897 TN TN TN  


1910 Greene CO TN             26 April 1910              District 14

HULTZ, Mattie Head 38 1872 TN TN TN 3 children born, 3 living     Divorced
          Onie  Dau 14 1896 TN TN TN  
          Charlie Son   6 1904 TN TN TN  
          Mary Dau   3 1907 TN TN TN  
          Mary R. Mother 62 1848 TN TN TN 6 children born, 6 living     Widow
SCALF, Thomas Nephew 17 1893 TN TN TN  
          Elzia Nephew   6 1904 TN TN TN (Elgie)
          Ruby Nephew   4 1906 TN TN TN (Rueben)
          Laura Sister 36 1874 TN TN TN  

Mattie (Martha) Hulse is listed with the spelling of Hultz on the 1910 Greene County, Tennessee census; however, this should be Hulse. 

Mattie had three children born and three living. Mary R. Hulse mother of Mattie and Laura was in the home. Since no surname is listed before Mary’s name we assume the spelling of Hultz should be Hulse as this was Mary’s married name. Mary had six children born with six living and was a widow.

Elgie’s name appears to be spelled Elzie here but his daughter states it was Elgie. Reuben appears to be Ruby, another misspelling. Laura Hulse Scalf was 36 years old at this time.

PHOTOGRAPH OF LAURA HULSE SCALF (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)                

Archibald, husband of Laura Hulse Scalf had moved permanently to Missouri by 1910 where he was found enumerated with his second wife on the 1910 census of Atchison County, Missouri.

Archibald Jackson Scalf married second to Anna Marie Olsen 1906-1910 in Rockport, Missouri. She was the daughter of Sam Oslin and Sarah Daily. Anna was born June 22, 1888 and died December 20, 1946 at the age of 56. She is buried at the Linden Cemetery at Rockport, Missouri. (Courtesy of Missouri Cemetery Records)

Anna was confined to the hospital with tuberculosis the last five and a half years of her life in Jasper County, Missouri. Her death certificate states her birthday as June 22, 1889 and her headstone from the cemetery book states 1889. However, the cemetery book was transcribed and the year might have been read inaccurately.

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE OF ANNA MAE OSLIN SCALF (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

The 1910 census reveals that Anna and Arch had no children at this time; however, Anna was expecting their first child. This census was enumerated in May of 1910.

Eldon, oldest son of Arch and Anna was born June 22, 1910 according to a letter written by his sister. The 1920 census calculates a birth date of 1911 but considering the fact he was born in June of 1910, he would have been nine years old in January of 1920, which would correlate with the census. John, the son of Arch and Laura was living with his father in 1910.

1910 Atchison CO MO                      3 & 4 May 1910         Polk Township

SCALF, Arch J. Head 38 1872 TN TN TN  
(Oslin) Anna Wife 21 1889 MO USA USA No children
           John    Son 16 1894 TN TN TN (Laura's son)


The 1920 census of Atchison County, Missouri shows that Arch and Anna had four children born at this time.   

1920 Atchison CO MO          3 & 5 January 1920               Polk Township

SCALF, Archie Head 48 1872 TN TN TN
          Anna   Wife 30 1890 MO MO IN
          Eldon Son   9 1911 MO TN MO
          Krystal Dau   7 1913 MO TN MO
          Willard Son   6 1914 MO TN MO
          Violet Dau   1 1919 MO TN MO


The 1930 census shows four more children had been born to Arch and Anna. Arch and Anna had a total of eight children.

1930 Atchison CO MO          15 April 1930              Polk Township

SCALF, Arch J. Head 59 1871 TN TN TN
           Anna Wife 41 1889 MO MO MO
           Violet Dau 12 1918 MO TN MO
           Pearl Dau 10 1920 MO TN MO
           Arel (Albert) J. Son   7 1922 MO TN MO
           Orvel Son   5 1923 MO TN MO
           Joseph B. Son   2 1928 MO TN MO


1940 Atchison CO MO                        5 April 1940                 Clay       

SCALF, Arch J.                 Head 70 1870 TN              Widower

Children of Archibald Scalf and Anna Marie (Olsin) Scalf, courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier:

     1) Eldon Scalf born 26 June 1910 in Rockport, Missouri. Married Marie M. White 20 March 1929 at Rockport (Atchison Co) Missouri.
    
2)
 Crystal Scalf born 11 May 1911 at Watson (Atchison Co) Missouri. Crystal married 1) Col. Leo Henry Dawson 1 November 1941 at Carlsbad, New Mexico. Crystal married 2) Andrew Eddy January 15, 1966 at Seattle, Washington. Andrew died 12 February 1968. We have no death date on Crystal.
    
3)
 Willard Scalf born 7 July 1913 in Missouri.
    
4)
 Violet Norma Scalf born 12 February 1918 in Missouri.
    
5)
 Pearl Hilda Scalf born 12 January 1920 in Watson (Atchison Co) Missouri. Pearl died 29 May 1938 at Mt. Vernon (Lawrence Co) Missouri. She was buried 1 June 1938 at Rockport (Atchison Co) Missouri.  Not married.
    
6)
 Albert J. Scalf born 1923 in Missouri. Albert married 31 March 1941 to Dorothy Elaine Essex in Rockport, Missouri.
    
7)
 Orville Lee Scalf born 3 April 1925 in Missouri.
    
8)
 Joseph Brooks Scalf born 20 October 1927 in Missouri. He married Jean (MNU)

On the 30th day of January 1931, one year after the land purchase in 1830, Archibald Scalf made his will.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ARCHIBALD SCALF:

I, Arch Scalf, of the county of Atchison, in the state of Missouri, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make, declare and publish this as and for my last will, hereby revoking all former wills by me made:

     (1) It is my desire, and I direct, that all my just debts and the expenses of my last sickness be first paid out of my estate.
    
(2)
 I give and bequeath to my children, Ada Scalf, John Scalf, Lola Scalf, Elden Scalf, Crystal Scalf, Thomas Scalf and Willer Scalf, and to each of them, the sum of $1.00.
    
(3)
 I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Anna Scalf, and to my children, Violet Norma Scalf, Pearl Scalf, A. J. Scalf, Orval Lee Scalf, Joseph Brooks Scalf, all the rest and residue of my estate,
           both real, personal and mixed, and wherever situate, they, and each of them, to share and share alike therein, and own the same absolutely and in fee simple.
    
(4)
 I hereby appoint my beloved wife, Anna Scalf, as executrix of this my last will and testament, and request that she be permitted to act as such without bond.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 30th day of January 1931.

    his mark
Arch x Scalf

Witnesses to mark of Arch Scalf

Henry B. Hunt

Frederick Kurtz

P. E. Cavender (sp?)

The foregoing instrument was, at the date thereof, signed and declared by the said Arch Scalf to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

The next record from the life of Archibald Scalf was another divorce decree.

In the Circuit Court of Atchison County, Missouri, February Term, 1936.

Anna Marie Scalf ……Plaintiff
Vs.
Arch J. Scalf ………Defendant

Now on this 12th day of March, 1936, being the 14th day of the regular February term, 1936, comes plaintiff by her attorney, but the defendant, being still in default, comes not; thereupon plaintiff by attorney submits the cause to the court upon the pleading and proof, and the court after hearing the evidence therein, being satisfied that the plaintiff is the innocent and injured party and is entitled to the relief prayed for in her petition, doth order, adjudge and decree that she be and she hereby is absolutely and forever divorced from the bonds of matrimony existing between plaintiff and defendant and that she be and she hereby is restored to all rights and privileges of an unmarried person and that she have the care and custody of the infant children, Violet Scalf, Pearl Scalf, A. J. Scalf, Orville Lee Scalf and Joseph Brooks Scalf.

On this same day, a general warranty deed was drawn between Arch and Anna. For the sum of one dollar all the land owned by Arch in section 32 was deeded to Anna. Witnesses were Pearl Scalf and Clayton Allen. (Warranty Deed for Arch and Anna Scalf)

Archibald Jackson Scalf died in Maryville, Missouri five years after he made his will.

Obituary of Arch J. Scalf

Arch J. Scalf, for some years a resident of Rock Port, died at the Maryville hospital on Wed. 11 June. He had suffered from a heart ailment and kidney affection (sp)

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Tandy of the High Creek Baptist church at the Bertram Funeral Home on Friday afternoon. Burial was at Linden Cemetery.

The Mail regrets that aside from the fact that Mr. Scalf was born 25 December 1872 (incorrect) and died in his 69th year, other facts concerning his life are not available. However, he is survived by his wife and a large number of children, among them Mrs. Lola Murdock of Hamburg, Iowa and John Scalf who lived in this community some years and now resides in Iowa.

An effort was made to learn the facts concerning his life, but those questioned were unable to furnish the data desired. The deceased followed farming for many years, but during his residence in Rock Port had lived in retirement and did not engaged in any particular activity. (Atchison Co. Mail 20 June 1941)

A list of his children was stated by the administrator of the estate, Ray O. Richards. As noted below, Neither Elgie nor Rueben were listed and we assume the administrator was not told of these two sons:

     1) Ada Scalf, daughter (residence not given)
    
2)
 John Scalf, son (New Market, Iowa)
    
3)
 Lola Scalf Murdock, daughter (Hamburg, Iowa)
    
4)
 Elden Scalf, son (Auburn, Nebraska)
    
5)
 Crystal Scalf, daughter (residence not given)
    
6)
 Thomas Scalf, son (residence not given)
    
7)
 Willer Scalf, son (residence not given)
    
8)
 Anna Scalf, widow (Tarkio, MO) (now divorced)
    
9)
 Violet Normal Scalf, daughter (4028 Locust St. Kansas City, MO)
  
10)
 Pearl Scalf, daughter (deceased)
  
11)
 A. J. Scalf, son (Hamburg, Iowa)
  
12)
 Orval Lee Scalf, son, (Tarkio, MO)
  
13)
 Joseph Brooks Scalf, son (Tarkio, MO)

Archibald Scalf had a total of 15 children. Arch died 11 June 1941 at Maryville, Missouri.

PHOTOGRAPH OF ARCHIBALD “ARCH” SCALF AND ANNA MARIE OSLIN SCALF (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)
 


THOMAS DECATOUR SCALF
Son of
Archibald J. Scalf & Laura Hulse
Thomas D<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thomas Decatour Scalf, son of Archibald Scalf and Laura Hulse was born November 1892 according to the 1900 census record. His death certificate states November 11, 1894. Tom was 69 years old when he died December 8, 1963. He was a farmer and had lived at Afton (Greene Co) Tennessee for the past 20 years. The death certificate does not state where he was born but most likely he was born in either Greene or Washington County, Tennessee. His wife is listed as Enia (Eva) Haynes and his parents were Arch Scalf and Laura Hulse. Tom is buried at Stone Dam Cemetery in Greene County, Tennessee December 10, 1963. (Death Certificate 63-34297 State of Tennessee Vital Statistics) 

Tom married Eva Haynes September 6, 1919 in Greene County, Tennessee. (Greene County Marriages)  It is unknown if Eva was a relative of the Tipton/Haynes family of Johnson City (Washington Co) Tennessee or not. This family owned the historical Tipton-Haynes farm. Eva was born 26 Sep 1897 and died April 1981. (SS Index, Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to marriage document)

Tom and Eva were found only on the 1920 census of Green County, Tennessee. His mother, Laura (Hulse) Scalf Casteel was living in the home and was a widow at this time. Laura died in 1925.

Laura had remarried in 1911 and had a daughter from her last marriage, Selma Casteel. Selma was listed in the home in 1920.


WWI Registration Card

Name: Thomas Scalf
Age: 22
Home Address: Afton, TN
Date of Birth: November 25, 1894
Born: Jonesboro, TN                                   (Link to original document)
Employed:  Farmer, New Afton, TN
Married/single: Single
Height: Medium
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917


1920 Greene CO TN             2 January 1920           District 14

SCALF, Thomas Head 25 1895 TN TN TN  
            Eva Wife 22 1898 TN TN TN (Ena)
            Frances J. Dau 6/12 1919 TN TN TN  
CASTEEL, Laura T. Mother 42 1879 TN TN TN  
            Selma I.   Sister   8 1912 TN TN TN  

 

JOHN WILLIAM SCALF
Son of
Archibald J. Scalf & Laura Hulse
John W<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

John William Scalf son of Archibald Scalf and Laura (Hulse) Scalf was born December 8, 1895 according to his WW I Draft Card. John stated on his draft registration card that he was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. We cannot confirm this but it may be correct. However, we have no knowledge of Archibald and Laura being in Knox County, Tennessee.

The headstone of John William Scalf states a birth date of December 8, 1893 and a death date of December 18, 1979, age 86. He is buried at the Linden Cemetery in Atchison County, Missouri. (Courtesy of Edith Stacey

John was single when he signed his draft card on June 5th.  The draft card has no year listed but we assume this was 1918.  John listed his occupation as “farmer” on the card. He was of medium build, slim, with brown hair and brown eyes. John was living at Watson (Atchison Co) Missouri. His father Arch was also living in Watson at this time. (Draft Registration Card - Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

John married first to Ruth Woolsey who died in 1938. John and Ruth Woolsey Scalf had no known children. Ruth was born September 17, 1893 and died December 11, 1938 at the age of 45. She was the daughter of James W. and Grace Ann (Barber) Woolsey.  Ruth is buried at the Linden Cemetery in Atchison County, Missouri. (Courtesy of Edith Stacey)

After Ruth died John remarried to Ruth (O’Dell) Ballentine in Clarinda (Page Co) Iowa in 1950. There were no children from this union. An obituary for John states that he died at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 1979 at Municipal Hospital in Clarinda. John had spent the last three years of his life at Bethesda Care Center. He and Ruth lived at New Market (Taylor) County, Iowa.

Although John registered for the draft, he was not listed as a veteran of the war. His birth date is listed as December 8, 1893 in Greene County, Tennessee and his parents were A. J. Scalf and Laura Hulse. John is buried at Linden  (north of Rockport) MO on December 20, 1979. Another obituary listed below states the year of John’s birth as 1892.

 

(Photograph - courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

 

 

WWI REGISTRATION CARD:

Name: John William Scalf
Age: 22
Residence:  Watson, Route 2, MO     Link to document
Born: Knoxville, TN
Date of Birth:  December 8, 1895
Occupation: Farm laborer
Married/Single: Single
Build: Medium/Slender
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Date: June 5
Location: Atchison, MO

A copy of John’s social security death record is listed here, courtesy of Virgil Scalf. As can be seen, his birth date here conflicts with the date stated on his draft registration card. The birth date from the social security index corresponds to the date listed by Jean Scalf Grier and the census records.

Name:                                      John Scalf
Last Residence:                     
51646  New Market, Taylor, Iowa, United States of America
Born:                                       8 Dec 1893
Last Benefit:                           51646  New Market, Taylor, Iowa, United States of America
Died:                                        Dec 1979
State (Year) SSN issued:        Iowa (1955 )


OBITUARY OF JOHN W. SCALF

Funeral services for John William Scalf 86, of New Market were held December 20 in Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda, with Rev. Carl Cummings and Rev. William Van Dam officiating. Mr. Scalf died December 18, 1979, in Municipal Hospital in Clarinda. Interment was at Linden, Missouri Cemetery.

He was born December 8, 1892, in Green County, Tn., the son of A. J. and Laura Hulse. He was married to Ruth Woolsey who preceded him in death in 1938. In 1950 he was married to Ruth Ballentine who survives.

Besides his wife he is survived by a stepson, Bob Ballentine, San Angelo, Tx., and three grandchildren, Ileen Brooks of Perry is a sister.

Prior to living in the New Market area he had farmed in the Linden, Missouri area. (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

1920 Atchison CO MO          2 January 1920                       Clay Township

SCALF, John W. Head 25 1895 TN TN TN
           Ruth Wife 26 1894 MO MO IN


1930 Atchison CO MO          8 April 1930                Buchanan Township

SCALF, John Head 36 1894 TN TN TN
          Ruth Wife 36 1894 MO MO IN
GREGG, Arthur Labor 22 1908 TN TN TN


John W. Scalf is living in Dallas, Iowa in 1940. His future wife and her son are living in the home. Ruth's surname is listed as Valentine but should be Ballentine.

1940 Taylor CO IA                        9-10 May 1940                        Dallas

SCALF, John W. Head 46 1894 TN Widower
VALENTINE, Ruth         Home keeper 31 1909 IA Divorced  (Ruth Balentine)
               Bobbie Lodger   9 1931 IA  


John remarried after Ruth’s death to Ruth (O’Dell) Ballentine 1 March 1950.

Ruth O’Dell Ballentine Scalf died December 30, 2003 at San Angelo, Texas. Ruth was born near New Market, Iowa, the daughter of Noah and Edna Cora (Damewood) O’Dell. Her obituary is listed below.

OBITUARY OF RUTH O’DELL BALLENTINE SCALF

CLARINDA, Iowa:  Ruth O’Dell Ballentine Scalf passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the residence of her son, Bob Ballentine, San Angelo, Texas. Ruth Helen was born on Aug. 25, 1908, to Noah and Eda Cora Damewood O’Dell near New Market, Iowa.

Ruth attended rural Frog Valley School, Taylor County and New Market High School, graduating in 1926. She married Glenn Ballentine of St. Joseph, Mo., in 1928, and John Scalf of New Market, Iowa, in 1950. She worked at the Mental Health Institute of Clarinda, Iowa, for 23 years. In 1950, Ruth joined the New Market Methodist Church, where her membership and many dear friends reside today.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John W. Scalf; and grandson, Johnny Bob Ballentine.

She is survived by a son, Bob Ballentine, and his wife, Ruth, of San Angelo, Texas; grandchildren, Jon Ballentine of Pleasanton, Texas, Lori Rambo and her husband, Mann, of Menard, and their children, Bryan and Lindsay of Menard, Texas, Jeff Ballentine and his wife, Cristi, and their children, Heather, Anthony, Hunter and Blaine of San Angelo, Texas; Bill O’Dell and his wife, Lorraine, of Bedford, Iowa; and cousins and friends in Iowa, Florida and Texas.

The immediate family of Ruth would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to VistaCare Hospice, San Angelo, Texas, First Christian Church family of San Angelo, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 457, San Angelo, and all of our friends who offered support and the assistance that made it possible for Ruth to stay in our home during her final days. Again, our sincere thanks to all.

Funeral services for Ruth Scalf were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family was at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, until service time. Burial was in Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa.

Ruth and the family request memorial contributions be directed to New Market Methodist Church or VistaCare Hospice, 940B Arroyo, San Angelo, TX 76903. Memorial service will be at a later date at First Christian Church, San Angelo, Texas. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)
 


ADA ILEEN SCALF
Daughter of
Archibald Scalf and Laura Hulse
Ada I<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ada Ileen Scalf, daughter of Archibald Scalf and Laura (Hulse) Scalf was born July 1895 according to the 1900 census.

Ada married Charles Mansfield Brooks between 1920 and 1930. Charles was a veteran of WW I. Charles was born February 18, 1887 in Iowa according to his draft registration card.  His address when he was drafted was Coburg (Montgomery Co) Iowa. Charles was 33 years old when he was drafted on September 12, 1918. Charles was of medium build with dark hair and blue eyes. His wife, Mrs. Charles M. Brooks was listed as his nearest relative.  (WW I Draft Card-courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(WWI DRAFT CARD FOR CHARLES MANSFIELD BROOKS)

Information from Patty Anderson, granddaughter of Charles and Ada reports the following:

Charles was the son of William Charles Brooks born October 3, 1863 died 11/24/1944 and Emma McGuire born January 17, 1866 and died January 18, 1953. Charles was the grandson of James Harrison Brooks born March 17, 1840 in Union County, Iowa and died January 3, 1922. James married Julie Adams born October 17, 1844.  Charles Mansfield Brooks, son of William Charles Brooks, was born February 18, 1886 in Colburg, Iowa and died 1976.

Charles and Ada Ileen Scalf Brooks were the parents of Lola Mildred Brooks, (mother of Patty Anderson) born 04/30/1943?, Essex, Iowa and died 10/02/1989. Lola married Harold B. Rankin born 02/28/1943 in New Mexico. (Courtesy of Patty Anderson)

Charles’ first wife was listed on the 1910 census as Frances M. He married second to Alzie (Alcie or Alice?) R. Morrow daughter of William B. Morrow. Charles married third to Ada Ileen Scalf. Charles’ children were George and Erma. We know that George was the son of Charles and Frances; however, we cannot say with certainty which wife was the mother of Erma.

Geraldine listed on the 1930 census as a daughter was the daughter of Ada Scalf and her first husband, a Mr. Swans.

(photograph - Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

 

Note:  The early families of Charles Brooks are shown here to provide continuity in the family members.


1910 Greenwood CO IA                    25 April 1910              Shell Rock Township

BROOKS, Charles M. Head 24 1886 IA OH IA
             Frances M. Wife 25 1885 MO OH IL
             George W. Son 11/12 1909 KS IA MO
             Warren A.   Bro 21 1889 IA OH IA


1920 Montgomery CO IA                 13 January 1920         Grant Township

BROOKS, Charles M. Head 33 1887 IA IA IA  
             Alzie R. Wife 25 1895 KS IN OH  
             George W. Son 10 1910 KS IA KS  
             Erma E. Dau   7 1913 KS IA KS  
MORROW, William B. Father in law 61 1859 IN IN IN Widower
COLTON, Ruel Brother 12 1908 IA USA USA  


1920 Pottawattamie CO IA               9 January 1920           Silver Creek Township

WEAK, G. R. Head 32 1888 IA USA USA
         Rhoda Wife 29 1891 IA USA USA
         Dora Dau 3 3/12 1916 IA IA IA
         George Son 1 11/12 1918 IA IA IA
SWANS, Mrs. Ileen Helper 24 1896 TN USA USA
               Geraldine   Dau 2 4/12 1917 IA USA TN


1925 Montgomery CO IA       

     

 

Father

Born

Age last birthday Maiden name of mother Born
BROOKS, Charley M. Head 39 OH Wells C. Brooks OH 60 Emma McGreen IA
            Ileen Wife 29 IA John Scalf TN 70    
            George W.  Son 14 IA Charley Brooks OH   Frances Brooks TN
            Erma E. Dau 11 IA Charley Brooks OH     TN
            Frances G. Son   9 IA Charley Brooks OH     TN
            Geraldine S-dau 10 IA Charley Brooks OH   Eleen Brooks TN
            Nace V. S-son   5 IA Charley Brooks OH     TN
            Mildred L. Dau   3 IA Charley Brooks OH     TN


1930 Dallas CO IA                14 April 1930              Spring Valley Township

BROOKS, Charles M. Head 44 1886 IA OH IA
               Ileen   Wife 34 1896 KY KY KY
               Irma E.  Dau 17 1913 KS MO IA
               Geraldine R.  Dau 13 1917 KS MO IA
               Nace B. Son 10 1920 KS MO IA
               Lola M. Dau   7 1923 IA KY IA

 

LOLA B. SCALF
Daughter of
Archibald Scalf and Laura Hulse
Lola<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lola Scalf, daughter of Archibald Scalf and Laura Hulse Scalf was born August 12, 1897 according to the social security death index and her headstone in Linden Cemetery about three miles north of Rockport.

Lola was born in Washington County, Tennessee to Archibald Scalf and Laura Hulse Scalf. Lola died October 1973 in Perry (Dallas Co) Iowa. She married Stewart Murdock 27 January 1932 in Rockport (Atchison Co) Missouri. Stewart was born December 6, 1892 in Washington County, Tennessee and died December 31, 1933 at the age of 41 years old. He was the son of Woodward and Margaret Nave Murdock. Stewart is buried at the Linden Cemetery about three miles north of Rockport.  (Courtesy of Edith Stacey)

Lola was one of the children moved to Watson (Atchison Co) Missouri by her father Archibald Scalf. Letters from a daughter of Archibald and his second wife state that Lola was placed with foster parents in Missouri. We believe she might have lived nearby Archibald and Anna in Missouri but later lived in Iowa.

We have very little information on Lola; however, the 1930 census shows a Lola Scalf living in the home of Ralph Clayton and his wife in Freemont County, Iowa. We believe this to be Lola Scalf, daughter of Archibald and Laura. This family was living at Franklin Township in Hamburg City and descendents confirm that Lola lived in Hamburg, Iowa.

 

 

photograph - Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

 

 

 


1930 FREMONT CO IO       11 April 1930  Franklin Township     Hamburg City

CLAYTON, Ralph A. Head 49 1881 MO MO MO Married 13 years
            Leora Wife 42 1888 MO MO MO No children
SCALF, Lola Servant 32 1898 MO TN TN Single

 

 

According to information from Jean Scalf Grier, Lola married Stewart F. Murdock 27 January 1932 at Rockport, Missouri. We have no information on children of Stewart and Lola.

Lola B. (Scalf) Murdock died October 1973 according to the Social Security Death Index.

Name:                                     Lola Murdock
Last Residence:                    
50220  Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States of America
Born:                                      12 Aug 1897
Died:                                       Oct 1973
State (Year) SSN issued:      Iowa (Before 1951)


EDMOND ELGIE SCALF
Son of
Archibald Scalf & Laura Hulse
Elgie<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Elgie Scalf, son of Archibald Scalf and Laura (Hulse) Scalf, was born August 6, 1904 in Afton, Tennessee and died August 13, 1980 in Tucson, Arizona. From the available records, Elgie appears to have spent a career in the Navy and traveled around a lot. He was married to (1) Catherine Virginia Miller (2) Alice Mary Burke, and (3) Hazel Webb. His daughter by one of his marriages stated that she had found more information on his siblings than him.

PHOTOGRAPH OF ELGIE SCALF (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

1920 Macon CO TN                    3 February 1920                        District 13 

ROADS, Berdie T. Head 40 1880 TN TN TN
           Norah E. Nephew 20 1900 TN TN TN
           Alta Wife 26 1894 TN TN TN
SCOUT (SCALF), Elgie Servant 16 1904 TN TN TN


1930 Kitsap CO WA                            3 April 1930                        Keyport

SCALF, Elgie Head 27 1903 TN MO TN U. S. Navy


1940 Newport CO RI                    22 April 1940                    Newport

SCALF, Edmond E. Head 35 1905 TN Navy
         Catherine B. Wife 33 1907 KY  
         Arnett E. Son 13 1927 CA  

SS Death Index

Name: Edmund Scalf
SSN: 526-36-8845
Last Residence: 85706  Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States of America
Born: 6 Aug 1902
Died: Aug 1980 State (Year)
SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951)

 

RUBEN SCALF
Son of
Archibald Scalf & Laura Hulse
Ruben<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ruben Scalf, son of Archibald Scalf and Laura (Hulse) Scalf was born about 1906 according to the 1910 census of Greene County, Tennessee.

We have the following information on Rueben and his family submitted by Linda Goldsberry, a granddaughter of Rueben. 

Rubin Franklin Scalf was born about 1906 in Washington County, Tennessee and died about 1961 in Marion (Grant Co) Indiana. He is buried at Gas City, Indiana. Rueben married first to Nell Sutherland born January 10, 1917 in Washington County, Tennessee and died January 10, 1997 at her home in Galveston, Indiana. Nell is buried at Ever Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Logansport, Indiana. Rubin married second to Mildred Myers.

Children of Rubin and Nell:

     1) Rovina Elsie Scalf born May 25, 1934 in Washington County, Tennessee and died June 10, 1997 at Crystal River, Florida. Rovina married Joseph Warner born September 1930 in Cass County, Indiana. They married January 1952 in Cass County, Indiana.

Children of Rovina Scalf and Joseph Warner: 

          i) Sandra S. Warner married Laurent M. Barrett. One child; Matthew Henley.
        
ii)
 Penney Jo Warner married Anthony Wayne Trusty. One child: Anthony Wayne Trusty, I married Robyn Sees. Three children: Richard, Roland Luke, and Zachary Joseph Trusty.

    
2)
 Fannie Belle Scalf born October 12, 1937 in Washington County, Tennessee married John Irick born February 10, 1966 in Howard County, Indiana. Children of Fannie and John:

         
i)
 Tony Lynn Irick married Charley R. Thicke.
        
ii)
 Natasha Thicke.

3) Charles Allen Scalf born August 16, 1940 in Washington County, Tennessee, married Barbara Joan Amos, December 3, 1958 in Cass County, Indiana. She was born August 11, 1942 in Howard Co. IN.  Charles and Barbara divorced 1969. Children of Charles and Barbara are:

           i) Julie Lynn Scalf married Glenn Greenwood.
         
ii) Shari Kae Scalf
        
iii) Stacie Renee Scalf married James Surder.

 Second wife of Charles Allen Scalf was Ruth Elmira Gains born October 25, 1950 in Campbell County (Lafollette) Tennessee. Ruth is the daughter of Onie Gains and Nancy Paul. Charles and Ruth married December 1, 1970 in Howard County, Indiana. Children of Charles and Ruth are:

           i) Marianne Scalf married Bryant Lacky. One son, Justin Lee Scalf.

(Courtesy of Linda Goldsberry)


ELDON SCALF
Son of
Archibald J. Scalf & Anna Marie Oslin
Eldon<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Eldon Scalf son of Archibald and Anna Marie (Oslin) Scalf was born June 26, 1910. (Letter from Eldon Scalf to Jean Grier)

We have confusing information concerning the wife of Eldon Scalf. A friend of the author who lives in Salina, Kansas and has access to cemetery records of Atchison County, Missouri and sent this piece of information from the cemetery records. “Marie Mildred Hill born March 20, 1914 in Freemont County, Iowa and died December 6, 1945 at age 31 – husband Eldon Scalf. (Courtesy of Edith Stacey)

Jean Scalf Grier states in her research that Eldon married Marie M. White 20 March 1929 in Rockport, Missouri. This was reported to Jean by Ms. Eva Gaylor who compiled records for Jean in Missouri during her research. We cannot determine which surname is correct for Eldon’s wife or if he married twice. It is possible that Marie Mildred Hill was also Marie Mildred Hill White and possibly married prior to her marriage to Eldon.

Eldon Scalf responded to a letter written to him by Jean Scalf Grier in the 1980’s. Eldon stated that he was the oldest child of Archibald (Jaykie?) or (Jayline?) Scalf. The handwriting of Eldon is not clear on the middle name of Archibald. We assume the name to have been either Jaykie as in Jack or Jaykie as in Jacob.

Eldon (son of Arch and Anna) states that he knew John William Scalf (son of Arch and Laura) and heard John speak of Thomas (son of Arch and Laura) He states that when he first knew him he was working for a neighbor of Arch. He also stated John and two sisters grew up near the farm in Watson and Rockport, Missouri. Arch had placed the girls in a home.

Name: Eldon V. Scalf
SSN: 508-03-2631
Last Residence: 68901  Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States of America
Born: 26 Jun 1910 Died: 30 Mar 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: Nebraska (Before 1951)

Children of Archibald and Anna as written by Eldon Scalf:

     1) Eldon
    
2)
 Crystal Bula (goes by Kay – Mrs. Kay Eddy of Seattle, WA)
    
3)
 Willard (deceased)
    
4)
 Violet Norma (she goes by Norma Violet – Tacoma, WA)
    
5)
 A. J. (deceased)
    
6)
 Orville Lee (goes by Lee – Kansas City, Kansas)
    
7)
 Joseph Brooks (Deceased) Joseph’s wife was also named Jean.

 The 1930 census of Atchison County, Kansas provides us with the following information concerning the wife of Eldon.  As seen below, it appears her maiden name was Hill. The spelling “Monrie” should probably be Marie or Mildred; however, names are copied as they appear on the census records.

1930 Atchison CO MO          15 April 1930              Polk Township

HILL, Myrtle Head 36 1894 IA MO KS
       William Q.   Son 13 1917 MO MO IA
        Amrose E. Son 12 1918 MO MO IA
        Herbert R.  Son 10 1920 SD MO IA
        Arla M. Dau   7 1920 SD MO IA
        Grace W. Dau   6 1924 SD MO IA
        Cliford C.  Son 10 1920 MO MO IA
        Gerald  Son   4 1926 MO MO IA
SCALF, Eldon Son in law 19 1911 TN MO TN
(Hill) Monrie M. Dau 17 1913 IA MO IA


1940 Nemaha CO NB                        13 April 1940                        Douglas Precinct

SCALF, Eldon V. Head 29 1911 MO
          Marie Wife 25 1915 IA
          Marybell  Dau   6 1934 MO
HILL, Clifford Bro in law 10  1930 MO

 

 CRYSTAL BEULAH (KAY) SCALF
Daughter of
Archibald J. Scalf & Anna Marie Oslin
Crystal<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Crystal Beulah Scalf was born 11 May 1911 in Watson (Atchison Co) Missouri. Crystal went by the name “Kay.” No explanation of this was offered in her letters or in the letter of her brother, Eldon.

Kay married first to Col Leo Henry Dawson 7 November 1941 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Leo and Kay divorced and she remarried to Andrew Eddy 15 January 1966 in Seattle, Washington.  Andrew died 12 February 1968. We have no knowledge of any children from either marriage.

Kay made her home at Seattle, Washington and was living there in 1983. Kay corresponded with Jean Scalf Grier on her father’s family and from her letters we have gleaned information concerning the second family of Archibald Scalf. We have no further information on Kay Scalf Dawson Eddy.

In 1930 Kay was living with the Edwards family in Sioux City, Iowa. We have no further information on Kay.

1930 Woodbury CO IA                      3 April 1930                Sioux City

EDWARDS, Major R. Head 49 1881 PA NY PA
          Louemma Wife 49 1881 IN OH IN
          Eleanor Dau 11 1919 KS PA IN
          Robert B. Son   8 1922 NB PA IN
SCALF, Kristal G. Lodger 18 1912 MO TN AR


1940 Denver CO CO                            2 April 1940                    Denver 

SCALF, Crystal Head 28 1912 MO



WILLARD SCALF
Son of
Archibald Scalf & Anna Marie Oslin
Willard<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Willard Scalf, son of Archibald and Anna Marie Oslin Scalf was born 7 July 1913 and died at a young age according to his sister, Kay; however, Virgil Scalf found a death record for Willard from the state of Texas. (Letter from Kay Scalf Eddy to Jean Grier)

Willard died 11 March 1964 at Big Spring (Howard Co) Texas.

Name: Willard Scalf
Death date: 11 Mar 1964
Death place: Big Spring, Precinct # 1, Howard, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 50 years 7 months 28 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 07 Jul 1913
Birth place: Atchison, Missouri
Marital status: Single
Spouse name:
Father name: Arch J. Scalf
Father birth place:
Mother name: Anna Oslin
Mother birth place:
Occupation: Mail Clerk, St. Hosp.
Residence: Big Spring, Howard, Texas
Cemetery name: Trinity Memorial Park
Burial place: Big Spring, Texas
Burial date: 13 Mar 1964
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2117484
Digital GS number: 4028408
Image number: 2926
Reference number: Cn 24431
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976



NORMA VIOLET SCALF
Daughter of
Archibald Scalf & Anna Marie Oslin
Norma<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Norma Violet Scalf was born 12 February 1918 probably in Watson Missouri. No further information on Norma.



HILDA PEARL SCALF
Daughter of
Archibald Scalf & Anna Marie Oslin
Pearl<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Hilda Pearl Scalf daughter of Archibald Scalf and Anna Marie Oslin was born January 12, 1920 in Watson (Atchison Co) Missouri and died May 29, 1938 at Mount Vernon, Missouri from tuberculosis. Her obituary is listed from the Atchison County Mail, Rock Port, Missouri, Friday, June 10, 1938.

OBITUARY:

Hilda Pearl Scalf, daughter of A. J. and Anna Scalf, was born on a farm near Linden, this county, on January 12th, 1920, and passed away at the state sanitarium at Mount Vernon, MO., May 29th, 1938. She had been at the state institution for some time, taking treatment for tuberculosis.

The body was returned here to the Clifton Funeral Home and funeral services were held at the Linden Christian church Thursday afternoon. June 2nd, conducted by Rev. Loren S. Goings. Interment was at the Linden Cemetery.

Miss Scalf is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Willard and Violet, Mt. Vernon, MO., Eldon and A. J. of Auburn, Neb.: Krystal of Omaha; Arville and Joe of the home; a half-brother, John of Gravity, Iowa, and two half-sisters, Lola Scalf Murdock of Hamburg, and Ilene Scalf Brooks of Perry, Iowa.

The deceased was a member of the Rock Port Christian church. She had been in failing health for several years and had gone to Mount Vernon in the hope of being benefited.

The Atchison County Mail

Rock Port, Missouri

Friday, June 10, 1938.

(Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier by Alice Amthor, Atchison County Library)

A death certificate for Pearl was also found by Virgil Scalf.

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE OF HILDA PEARL SCALF (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)
 


ALBERT J. SCALF
Son of
Archibald Scalf and Anna Marie Oslin
Albert<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Albert J. Scalf was born 1923 in Watson (Atchison Co) Missouri. He married Dorothy Elaine Essex of Auburn, Nebraska. They married 31 March 1941. Dorothy’s mother gave consent. We have no further information on Albert’s family.


ORVILLE LEE SCALF
Son of
Archibald Scalf & Anna Marie Oslin
Orville<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Orville Lee Scalf son of Archibald Scalf and Anna Marie Oslin Scalf was born 3 April 1925 in Watson (Atchison Co) Missouri. We have no further information for Orville.



JOSEPH BROOKS SCALF
Son of
Archibald Scalf & Anna Marie Oslin
Joseph<Archibald<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Joseph Brooks Scalf son of Archibald Scalf and Anna Marie Oslin Scalf was born 20 October 1927 in Atchison County, Missouri. Joseph’s wife was Jean. We have no maiden name for Jean and no death dates.

Joseph was living in an orphanage in 1940.

1940 Buchanan CO MO                                27 April 1940                            St. Joseph

SCALF, Joe Student 12 1928 MO  




GEORGE BROWNLO SCALF
Son of
Jesse Ralph Scalf & Clarissa Brown
George B<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

George Brownlo Scalf son of Jesse Scalf and Clarissa Brown Scalf was born December 25, 1872 in Washington County, Tennessee and died July 4, 1961 in Washington County, Tennessee. George married Mary (Mollie) Kincheloe 22 January 1897 in Washington County, Tennessee. Mollie Kincheloe Scalf died December 3,1937 in Washington County and both George and Mollie are buried at the Sherfey/Boyer Cemetery. (Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock and Marriages of Washington County, TN)

(Link to death certificate for Mollie Kincheloe Scalf)

Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock submitted information on this family to the author in 1987. A copy of a letter from Georgia Nell to Jean Scalf Grier in the possession of the author has also been relied on.

George’s marker states George Brown Scalf; however, his daughter states his name was George Brownlo. Mollie’s full name was Mary Evelyn Kincheloe. (Washington Co. TN Cemetery Records)

Georgia Nell married Argil Wheelock. No children were born to Georgia and Argil but they did take a boy and raised him from 13 months of age. (Georgia Nell)

Georgia Nell lived a short distance from the log home built by her grandfather, Jesse Scalf. Georgia insisted she knew very little of the family but a Bible was in her possession stating marriages and a few births of her father’s family. Copies were made from the Bible and transcribed in this chapter.

Georgia Nell stated that her father’s middle name was spelled Browlo, not Brownlow. She did not know why the name was spelled this way but stated that this was how the family always spelled it.

Excerpt from the letter of Georgia Nell to Jean Scalf Grier:

“My oldest brother Jess passed away at the age of 45. Ralph passed away 1962 and Thomas in 1956. I have one sister she was 77 Feb. 22. She lives in Decatur, Ill. Her husband passed away three years ago. There was only one Grandchild, Gwendolyn Miller. She was Thomas’ child. She lives in Niles, Ohio.”  (Letter from Georgia Nell Scalf to Jean Scalf Grier – date unknown)

Many visits with George and Mollie were made by the Charlie Scalf family and his brother John Eli Scalf. The author’s father, along with Charlie Scalf and his sons visited George and Mollie many times and would play music and sing.

Gwendolyn Scalf, granddaughter of George and Mollie played piano and according to the author’s father was a very accomplished pianist. My father stated, “she could walk all over that piano” a term often used for an exceptionally good musician. The family would get together as often as possible to play and sing.

Copy of Bible Record of George and Mollie Kincheloe Scalf (Courtesy of Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock)

1900 Washington CO TN                  16 June 1900              District 13

SCALF, George B. Head 28 Dec 1871 TN TN TN  
           Mollie E. Wife 23 Nov 1876 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living
           Jesse H. Son   2 Dec 1897 TN TN TN  
           Ralph R. Son 8/12 Sep 1899 TN TN TN  


1910 Washington CO TN                  29 April 1910              District 13

SCALF, George B. Head 38 1872 TN TN TN
           Mollie Wife 33 1877 TN TN TN
           Jesse H. Son 12 1898 TN TN TN
           Ralph V. Son 10 1900 TN TN TN
           Thomas R. Son   7 1903 TN TN TN
           Anna C. Dau   5 1905 TN TN TN


1920 Washington CO TN                  22 January 1920                     District 13

SCALF, George B. Head 48 1872 TN TN TN
           Mollie Wife 43 1877 TN TN TN
           Jess Son 22 1898 TN TN TN
           Ralph Son 20 1900 TN TN TN
           Tom Son 17 1903 TN TN TN
           Clarissia Dau 14 1906 TN TN TN
           Georgianell Dau   9 1911 TN TN TN


1930 Washington CO TN                  22 April 1930              District 13

SCALF, George Head 58 1872 TN TN TN
         Mollie Wife 53 1877 TN TN TN
         Ralf Son 30 1900 TN TN TN
         Thomas Son 27 1903 TN TN TN
         Clara Dau 25 1905 TN TN TN


1940 Washington CO TN                    24 April 1940                    District 13

SCALF, George B. Head 68 1872 TN Widower
         Ralph Son 40 1900 TN  

PHOTO OF GEORGE BROWNLO SCALF, CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILD (Courtesy of Georgia Scalf Wheelock)

 

JESSE HORACE SCALF
Son of
George B. Scalf & Mollie E. Kincheloe
Jesse H<George<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jesse Horace Scalf was born December 4, 1897 in Washington County, Tennessee and died January 16, 1945 in Washington County. (Family Bible of George Scalf) (Link to death certificate)

Jesse married Stella Furgeson July 28, 1927 in Washington County, Tennessee. (Washington County, TN Marriages)

Stella was born April 13, 1899. There is no death date for Stella but both are buried at the Sherfey/Boyer Cemetery in Washington County, Tennessee. (Washington County Cemetery Records)

No children were born to Jesse and Stella. (Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock)


WWI DRAFT REG CARD:

Name: Jessie Horace Scalf
Age: 20
Date of Birth:  December 4, 1897
Residence: 13 Jonesboro, Washington Co. TN    Link to document
Occupation: Farmer
Employer: G.B. Scalf (George Brownlo Scalf)
Nearest Relative: Molly Scalf, 13 Jonesboro, TN
Height/Build: Medium/Slim
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Blue
Date: September 12, 1918

1930 Washington CO TN                            14 April 1930                District 13

SCALF, Jess Head 32 1898 TN TN TN
         Stella Wife 31 1899 TN TN TN


1940 Washington CO TN                        18-19 April 1940                District 13

SCALF, Jess Head 42 1898 TN
       Stella Wife 40 1900 TN

 

RALPH R. SCALF
Son of
George B. Scalf & Mollie E. Kincheloe
(Ralph R. <George<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ralph R. Scalf, son of George B. Scalf and Mollie E. Kincheloe Scalf was born September 6, 1899 in Washington County, Tennessee and died September 6, 1962 in Washington County, Tennessee. (Family Bible of George Scalf)

Ralph is buried at the Sherfey/Boyer Cemetery in Washington County, Tennessee. We do not know the name of Ralph’s wife. (Cemetery Records of Washington County, TN)

WWI DRAFT REG CARD:

Name: Ralph R. Scalf
Age: 19
Date of Birth: September 6, 1899
Residence: 13 Jonesboro, Washington Co. TN          Link to document
Occupation: Farmer
Employer:  G.B. Scalf (George Brownlo Scalf)
Nearest Relative: G. B. Scalf, 13 Jonesboro, TN
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Date: September 12, 1918

1940 Washington CO TN                    24 April 1940                    District 13

SCALF, George B. Head 68 1872 TN Widower
         Ralph Son 40 1900 TN  

 


RUAL THOMAS SCALF
Son of
George B. Scalf & Mollie E. Kincheloe
Thomas<George<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Rual Thomas Scalf son of George B. Scalf and Mollie E. Kincheloe was born July 2, 1902 in Washington County, Tennessee and died September 1, 1956. Rual Thomas married Minnie Rupe/Roop January 21, 1931. Minnie was born June 21, 1909 at Indian Springs Community (Sullivan Co) TN. Minnie died September 24, 1974 and both are buried at the Sherfey/Boyer Cemetery in Washington County, Tennessee. (Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock and Cemetery Records of Washington County, TN)

(Rual Scalf death certificate)

One daughter, Mary Ethel Gwendolyn Scalf born December 19, 1932 Washington County, Tennessee. Gwendolyn was the only grandchild of George and Mollie Kincheloe Scalf. Gwendolyn passed away at Niles, Ohio March 29, 1998.

Obituary of Gwendolyn Scalf Miller

NILES, Ohio -- Gwendolyn Scalf Miller, 65, 142 Royal Mall Drive, died Sunday (March 29, 1998) in Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Washington County, Tenn., she moved to Niles, Ohio in 1966. She worked for Kingsport Iron and Metal and was employed at Perkins Restaurant in Ohio for 14 years, retiring in 1984 due to ill health.

Mrs. Miller was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Rural T. (Tom) and Minnie Rupe Scalf.

Surviving are her husband, James (Jimmy) Miller, Niles, Ohio; daughters, Tommie Lillo, Canfield, Ohio, Johnnetta (Jake) Aiello and Clarrissia (Chrissie) Miller, both of Niles, Ohio; a stepson, Michael Hunt, Waxhaw, N.C.; five granddaughters and four great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Cecil Sturgill officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Harmony Cemetery, Jonesborough.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

1940 Washington CO TN                24 April 1940

SCALF, R. Thomas Head 37 1903 TN
          Minnie A. Wife 30 1910 TN
          E. Gwendolyn Dau   7 1933 TN
RUPE, Lura Mother in law 57 1883 TN

 

CLARISSA (CLARA) ANN SCALF
Daughter of
George B. Scalf & Mollie E. Kincheloe
Clarissa<George B<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Clarissa Ann (Clara) Scalf daughter of George B. Scalf and Mollie E. Kincheloe Scalf was born about 1905 or 1906 in Washington County, Tennessee. We have no death date for Clara at this time as she was living at the time of our visit with Georgia Nell. Clara married Homer Wagoner January 24, 1921 at the home place of her father in Harmony Community (Washington Co) Tennessee. (Family Bible of George Scalf) Clara and Homer had no children. (Georgia Nell Scalf Wheelock)


GEORGIA NELL SCALF
Daughter of
George B. Scalf & Mollie E. Kincheloe
Georgia Nell<George B<Jesse<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Georgia Nell Scalf, daughter of George B. Scalf and Mollie E. Kincheloe, was born Sept. 30, 1910 in Washington County, Tennessee and died May 2, 1996. Georgia Nell married Argil Wheelock October 28, 1928, by James Duncan, M.G., at his home. Argil was born Nov. 27, 1909 and died Oct. 7, 1983. Both Argil and Georgia Nell are buried at the Harmony Cemetery, formerly known as the Young/Lyle Cemetery in Washington County, Tennessee. Argil served as a Corporal in the U. S. Army in WW II.

No children were born to this marriage; however, Argil and Georgia Nell raised a child.


NATHAN SCALF
Son of
Berryman Scalf & Myrtle Rebecca Page
Nathan<Berryman<John Sr.<Lewis Scalf

We are indebted to Dean Scalf, g-g-grandson of Nathan Scalf and Martha Crabtree Scalf as well as Kay Scalf Allison g-g-granddaughter of Nathan and Martha along with her daughter, Jennifer, of Oakridge, Tennessee for information on this line of the family.

Kay and I met some years ago when she contacted me concerning her Scalf family. Kay and her daughter Jennifer were researching this family at that time. I later met Dean Scalf through email and he has confirmed and added information to this line.

Nathan Scalf, son of Berryman Scalf and Myrtle Rebecca (Page) Scalf was born about 1835 in Washington County, Tennessee. Nathan was the second child of Berryman and Myrtle Rebecca (Page) Scalf. Nathan and his brothers Jesse and James enlisted in Company C (Crawford’s Regiment) of the 60th Mounted Infantry at Washington County, Tennessee in 1862. Nathan was around 26 or 27 years old when he enlisted.

Nathan Scalf and Martha Crabtree were married 28 December 1856 in Washington County, Tennessee about four years before the Civil War began. Although we cannot determine with certainty that Martha Crabtree was a relative to James Crabtree, we believe that she might have been.

James Crabtree married Catherine Page 22 December 1833 in Washington County, Tennessee. Catherine was a sister to Nathan Scalf’s mother, Rebecca Page Scalf. A James Crabtree was mentioned in the will of Nathan Page and also mentioned in the pension file of William Scalf (son of Malachi) as being his caretaker after the death of William’s wife. However, we do not know if this was a James Crabtree, Sr. or Jr. 

Nathan Scalf was probably named for his grandfather Nathan Page. Nathan died from disease on February 4, 1863 five months before the surrender of Vicksburg during the Civil War.  Just one month later, his brother James died at Vicksburg. Brother Jesse appears to be the only son of Berryman and Rebecca to return home from the 60th Mounted Infantry.

Nathan Scalf was buried at Vicksburg, Mississippi in the Confederate Cemetery. His surname was spelled “Scavef” on his headstone and in his hospital records. Information concerning Nathan’s death was requested from Vicksburg, Mississippi and a response from the D.A. R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) stated that he was buried under this spelling due to the poor handwriting of the doctor on Nathan’s hospital record at Vicksburg.

We are certain this was Nathan Scalf (son of Berryman and Rebecca) due to information listed on his muster card, which matched the information in the records at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  No burial record of James was found but we suspect he was probably buried in the same cemetery and likely with his named misspelled as well. However, a search by the D.A. R. Chapter of Vicksburg did not reveal any information for James.

Nathan Scalf and Martha Crabtree Scalf were the parents of at least two children before Nathan died according to the 1860 census of Washington County, Tennessee. We believe that one son did not live to adulthood.

It has been stated that William Jack Scalf was also a son of Nathan and Martha; however, we find no supporting evidence to confirm this information. The research of Dean Scalf, g-g-grandson of Nathan states the following in an email to the author.

“Our family Bible research indicates that Nathan and Martha Crabtree had only one son – Alexander.”  (Dean Scalf)

This supports the assumption that John W. Scalf listed in the home of Nathan and Martha on the 1860 census died before the enumeration of the 1870 census and most likely was not known to family members. It also confirms that William Jack Scalf or Jack Wesley Scalf as listed in some manuscripts was not the son of Nathan Scalf and Martha Crabtree.

The 1860 census shows only Alexander and John W. Scalf as children of Nathan and Martha. Some researchers believe that John W. Scalf was also the same person as Jack Scalf.  Letters from the wife of a son of William Jack Scalf states her father-in-law’s name as Jack. Charmie Scalf, widow of Harold Scalf named the siblings of her husband and his parents in her letter in 1982. Her information does not suggest that this family is part of the Berryman Scalf family.

It has also been suggested that three Scalf children belonging to Nathan and Martha were buried at the White family cemetery in Washington County, Tennessee. In a cemetery book titled Washington County Cemetery Records at the Kingsport, Tennessee library, the following information was transcribed by the author in 1988 and listed as follows:

“White Cemetery Washington County, located on southwest side of highway 81 near McCrary home at Fall Branch. Notes from Nellie White and Dessie Maude Payne descendents, about some of those buried here:  John Arnold and wife, Martha; 3 Scalf children; relatives of John Arnold; 3 slaves belonging to Terry White.” (Cemetery Records of Washington County, TN-Kingsport Library)

This statement did not state that the three Scalf children were children of John and Martha Arnold or Nathan and Martha Scalf, only that there were three Scalf children buried here. We believe there might be some confusion concerning these Scalf children and the children of Maranda White and Elizabeth Scalf White.

Elizabeth Scalf, who is believed to have been the daughter of Benjamin Scalf or his brother David, married John Maranda (Ran) White in 1860. It was stated by a granddaughter of James Valentine Hankle/Hinkle that her grandfather married Rebecca Scalf and raised the children of Ran and Elizabeth White because “Ran and Elizabeth and some of their children were killed by Indians.” This information was passed down by one of the children of Ran and Elizabeth Scalf White to one of the grandchildren. We believe that at least two of the children in the White Cemetery might have been children of Ran and Elizabeth; however, this also is assumption with no evidence. 

One child might have been John W. Scalf son of Nathan and Martha but we cannot confirm this. All three children could have been the children of Ran and Elizabeth (Scalf) White or anyone in the Scalf family. Without proper records we may never know whom these children actually belonged to.

James Hankle/Hinkle and Rebecca Scalf Hankle/Hinkle were found living in Fulton County, Illinois in 1870 with John F. Scalf in the home at age 13 and listed as a nephew.  A Joanna Osborn was also listed in the home as a cousin. Wesley White was listed in the home as a nephew.

Although we have no information to confirm who the correct parents of these children were, this does suggest that the information from the granddaughter of James Hankle/Hinkle is accurate in some respect; however, since the children were listed with different surnames on census records we cannot confirm they were all children of Ran and Elizabeth Scalf White.  We are still researching this line and hope to be able to confirm exactly whom these children belonged to as well as the three Scalf children in the White Cemetery.

For many years it was believed that John W. Scalf (son of Nathan and Martha) was the son of Jesse Scalf and Clarissa Brown Scalf instead of Nathan and Martha. However, the census records suggest he was not the son of Jesse Scalf but was in fact, the son of Nathan and Martha. This is the only census that this John W. Scalf appears on and we believe John W. Scalf in the home of Nathan and Martha (Crabtree) Scalf died young for he was not found on a census after this. Nathan’s brother Jesse did have a son named John Wesley, however.

After Nathan’s death, Martha Crabtree Scalf married John Arnold 24 February 1870 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Very little is known of Martha after her marriage to John Arnold but this couple was tracked through 1880 and added here for research purposes.

A property deed was found in the Hawkins County records concerning land belonging to Martha and her son Alexander N. Scalf. It is difficult to determine some of the writing in this deed but it appears that Martha and Alexander sold property inherited from Nathan Scalf (father of Alexander) to John Arnold, the second husband of Martha. This transaction took place June 14, 1881. Alexander’s first wife Sarah (Smith) Scalf also made her mark on the deed.

Other than the 1850 census where Nathan was found in his father’s home, the 1860 census is the only census Nathan Scalf was listed on; however, Nathan was listed on an 1862 property tax list where he was assessed for 100 acres of land. This was the last record found of Nathan. This was probably the property Martha and Alexander inherited after the death of Nathan in the Civil War. Nathan joined the Confederate Army in September of the same year and did not return. This property was located in Hawkins County on Beech Creek.

There are no Scalf children in the home of John Arnold and Martha in 1870 other than Alexander; therefore, we feel that John W. and Alexander were the only two children of Nathan Scalf and Martha Crabtree and we believe that John W. died 1860-1870 leaving Alexander as the only living child of Nathan and Martha Crabtree Scalf.

William Jack Scalf has not been added to this line at this time due to the lack of evidence concerning his parentage; however, should we find that William Jack Scalf was actually John W. Scalf, this information will be updated.

Nathan Scalf was the first of Berryman’s sons to die at Vicksburg on February 4, 1863 from disease. Their brother James died a short time later on March 29, 1863 from a falling tree. The falling tree no doubt was due to the heavy cannon shot which took place during this battle. The battle of Vicksburg was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

Nathan Scalf, Pvt. Co. C 60th Mounted Infantry, Crawford’s Regiment – also known as the 79th Tennessee Infantry. Joined 9-20-1862 at Washington County, Tennessee by Lt. Taylor for 3 years. Nathan died at Vicksburg, Mississippi of disease February 4, 1863. (Muster Card of Nathan Scalf - McClung Library, Knoxville, TN)


1860 Washington CO TN                  3 August 1860            Swinneys District

SCALF, Nathan M 24 1836 TN
(Crabtree) Martha F 20 1840 TN
           Alex M   1 1859 TN
           John W.  M 7/12 1860 TN


John Arnold and Martha Crabtree Scalf Arnold were found on the 1870 census of Sullivan County, Tennessee.

1870 Sullivan Co. TN 26 August 1870          15th District    P.O. Pleasant Plains

ARNOLD, John K. M 28 1842 TN
          Martha J. F 30 1840 TN
SCALF, Alexander M 10 1860 TN


By 1880, Alexander had left the home of his mother and stepfather and John and Martha were living in Washington County, Tennessee. John and Martha had three children of their own at this time. As can be seen above, if Martha and Nathan had other children, we have no explanation as to where they may have been when this census was enumerated.

Again, John W. Scalf shown on the 1860 census is missing in 1880. John would have been younger than Alexander and if alive, should have been shown with his mother on this census or at least, with relatives. John W. Scalf was not found in East Tennessee after the 1860 census.

1880 Washington Co. TN      5 June 1880    7th District

ARNOLD, John K. Head 35 1845 TN TN TN
          Martha J?A? Wife 40 1840 TN TN TN
          Martha J. Dau 10 1870 TN TN TN
          Catherine V. Dau   8 1872 TN TN TN
          James C. Son   5 1875 TN TN TN

 

ALEXANDER N. SCALF
Son of
Nathan Scalf & Martha Crabtree
Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Alexander Scalf was the oldest and only living child of Nathan Scalf and Martha Crabtree Scalf. Alexander was born 12 January 1858 in Washington County, Tennessee and died January 29, 1923 in Knox County, Tennessee. (Kay Scalf Alison-g-granddaughter)

(Link to death certificate)

Alexander was known as Alex. Alex is listed on records as Alexander N. Scalf and it is assumed his middle name was probably Nathan for his father; however, this is simply speculation and no records have been found to confirm this.

Alex married first to Sarah F. Smith 21 February 1875 in Washington County, Tennessee. Alex and Sarah were the parents of eleven children with only seven living to adulthood. (Washington County, TN Marriages)

LINK TO MARRIAGE LICENSE OF ALEXANDER SCALF AND SARAH F. SMITH (Courtesy of the author)

Sarah died 1893 – 1905 and Alex remarried to Katherine “Kate” Ward 1 August 1905 in Washington County, Tennessee. (Washington Co. TN Marriages) Katherine was born April 1, 1866 and died May 23, 1924 in Knox County, Tennessee.

LINK TO KATHERINE WARD SCALF DEATH CERTFICATE

LINK TO MARRIAGE LICENSE OF ALEXANDER N. SCALF AND KATHERINE WARD (Courtesy of the author)

The author received the following information from Dean Scalf, a descendent of Alexander.

“Alex and Katherine (spelled with a K) are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville not far from Grand-dad and Aunt Jesse (Jesse Cleo Newman – his third and final wife). I’ve seen their headstones and Pop said she was known simply as KATE.”  (Dean Scalf-g-grandson)

We have no information on where Sarah Smith Scalf might have been buried.

1900 Washington CO TN                  2 June 1900                District 7

SCALF, Alex Head 42 Jan 1858 TN TN TN  
        Sarah F. Wife 44 Nov 1855 TN TN TN 11 children born, 7 living
        George M. Son 20 Apr 1880 TN TN TN  
        Hale C. Son 18 Apr 1882 TN TN TN  
        William A. Son 16 Dec 1883 TN TN TN  
        Elbert S.  Son 14 Dec 1885 TN TN TN  
        Lena B. Dau 12 Feb 1887 TN TN TN  
        Wesley D. Son 10 Mar 1890 TN TN TN (John Wesley)
        Martha A. Dau   6 Oct 1893 TN TN TN  

Kay Scalf Miller Allison and her cousin, Dean Scalf, submitted the following information on the children of Alexander Scalf and Sarah F. Smith Scalf.

William A (lexander) (Zan) born December 1883 was hit and killed by a train in Johnson City, Tennessee when he was 19 years old. (Link to newspaper article) (Kay Scalf Miller Alison)

Lena born 1887 married and moved to Georgia. No other records. (Kay Scalf Miller Alison)

We believe that Wesley D. listed on the above census should have been Wesley J. Scalf; however, this letter appeared to be a D. He was not found on other census records as Wesley D. but was found as John W. and Wesley. This information was sent to Dean Scalf who has the family Bible of his father. This is Dean’s response:

“Pop’s family Bible also had him as John Wesley.”  (Dean Scalf)

“By way of “gee whiz” info – Pop often referred to his aunts and uncles by family names or nicknames. Some of these might appear in documents and could cause a little confusion. For instance – George M. is really George Monroe and was usually referred to as just ROE.  Hale C. was Hale Columbus and Pop always called him LUM. Elbert Sevier was my direct grandfather and was known simply as EB.” (Dean Scalf)


1910    Knox CO TN              4 May 1910                District 8

SCALF, Alexander N. Head 52 1858 TN TN TN (Married Catherine Ward 8-1-1905)
(Ward) Catherine Wife 43 1867 TN TN TN No children
           Martha A. Dau 15 1895 TN TN TN  


1920    Knox CO TN              9 January 1920                       District 2

SCAFF, Alexander N. Head 61 1859 TN TN TN
         Catherine Wife 52 1868 TN USA USA
WILLIAMS, Martha Dau 26 1894 TN TN TN

 

GEORGE MONROE “ROE” SCALF
Son of
Alexander Nathan Scalf & Sarah Smith
George M<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 George Monroe Scalf was born April 3, 1880 in Washington County, Tennessee to Alexander Scalf and Sarah F. (Smith) Scalf. (WW I Draft Card) George married first to Jane (McCrary) Smith April 11, 1903 in Washington County, Tennessee. (Washington County, TN Marriages) Jane and George were divorced for he was found living at Monmouth, Illinois in 1918 where he was drafted for WW I. George stated that he was a “Carpenter” and employed by “English Brothers” at Neat Lakes, Illinois.  (WW I Draft Card) The draft card states that George had gray eyes and brown hair. His build was tall and slender on the card. George was listed as 38 years old. He did not appear on the 1920 census and it is assumed he was serving in the military at this time.

When George married Jane (McCrary) Smith, she was the mother of at least four children. In 1913, George is living in Knoxville, Tennessee at 825 Hoitt Avenue near his father Alex N. Scalf who is living at 805 Hoitt Avenue. Jane and the children do not appear in this listing of the Knoxville City Directory and are probably living with George. However, it appears George and Jane obtained a divorce around 1915 because she appears in the directory for the first time and is living at 800 Hoitt Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. After 1915, George does not appear in the Knoxville City Directory. As was stated earlier, George Scalf moved to Illinois and probably served some time in the military during WWI before deciding to move to Iowa after the war was over.

After George and Jane divorced, she appears many times in the Knoxville City Directory. Starting in 1921, Jane is listed in the directory on many occasions as the widow of G. M. Scalf  which was incorrect because we know that George moved to Burlington, Iowa and lived there for many years. 

WWI DRAFT REG CARD:

Name: George Monroe Scalf
Age: 38
Date of Birth: April 3, 1880
Residence: Monmouth, IL          Link to document
Occupation: Carpenter
Employer: English Brothers
Nearest Relative: H.C. Scalf
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Gray

Children of George Scalf and Jane McCrary:

     1) Ernest Scalf.
    
2)
 Samuel Patrick Scalf, Sr. - born March 2, 1909 in Knoxville, TN; died May 20, 1989 in Middletown Ohio.
    
3)
 Melissa Scalf - born about 1908.
    
4)
 Magdalene Scalf - born March 24, 1911 and died March 13, 1940; married Kenneth Green. (Link to death certificate)
     5) Pauline Scalf.

In the 1920 census, Gene (Jane) is listed as the wife of James Vann and seven of her children from two previous marriages are living in the home.

1920 Knox CO TN                3 January 1920          District 12            Knoxville

VANN, James Head 36 1884 TN TN TN
              Gene (Jane) Wife 44 1876 TN TN TN
SMITH, Bertha               Step child 25 1895 TN TN TN
            John Step child 21 1899 TN TN TN
            Howard Step child 18 1902 TN TN TN
            Lize Step child 15 1905 TN TN TN
SCALF, Sam Step child 10 1910 TN TN TN
           Maggielene Step child   7 1913 TN TN TN
           Pauline Step child   5 1915 TN TN TN

In the 1930 census, Jane is divorced and living with three of her children. However, she is listed as a widow of James in the Knoxville Directory on one occasion; so, James Vann may have died.

1930 Knox CO TN                3 April 1930               District 1         Knoxville

SCALF, Jane Head 48 1882 NC NC NC Married @ 16 Divorced
SMITH, John   Son 25 1905 NC NC NC    
           Howard Son 23 1907 NC NC NC    
SCALF, Mellissa Dau 22 1908 TN NC NC    
SMITH, Margaret Dau in law 19 1911 TN TN TN wife of Howard  

Jane and the children continued to live in Knoxville until her death on November 24, 1933. (Link to death certificate of Jane Scalf)

George married Clara (maiden name unknown) around 1920 according to information stated on the 1930 census of Des Moines County, Iowa. Clara might have been Clara Roesner before marriage. E. W. Roesner is listed in the home as a brother-in-law to George; however, this might have been the husband of a sister to Clara or George so we cannot confirm her maiden name at this time. Also, in the 1930 census, George and Clara stated they had been married for 10 years. There were no children in the home at this time.  George and Clara arrived in Burlington, Iowa around 1926. They spend the next ten years in Burlington until 1936 when Clara appears alone for several years. Clara shows up again in 1938. However, after 1938, George and Clara are not listed and she may have died.

1930 Des Moines CO IA             2 April 1930                Burlington Township

SCALF, Geo Head 50 1880 TN TN TN Married @ 40 
        Clara    Wife 50 1880 IA GRM GRM Married @ 40 
ROESNER, E.W. Brother in law 46 1884 IA GRM GRM Widower
        Lois  Niece     7 1923 IA IA IA  
KLIEN, Cortland         Nephew 19 1911 IL IA IA  
SCHRODER, Elmina Servant 65 1865 IA KY IN Widow
RANGE, Clara Boarder 62 1868 IA GRM GRM  
KLIEN, John Boarder 65 1865 SWD SWD SWD Widower

Apparently, George and Clara obtained a divorce in the middle 1930s since he shows up in Camden County, MO on the 1940 census with a new wife.

1940 Camden CO MO                    3 May 1940                        Osage

SCALF, George M. Head 60 1880 TN
           Charlotte W. Wife 47 1893 IA

 


HOWARD NELSON SMITH
Son of
Unknown Smith & Jane McCrary

Howard Smith, the son of  _____ Smith and Jane McCrary, was born March 15, 1900 and died August 20, 1957. Jane was married to George Scalf and she used the Scalf surname for many years and it appeared on the 1930 census and on her death certificate. Also, Howard's mother was listed as Jane Scalf on his death certificate.

(Link to Howard Smith death certificate)

1920 Knox CO TN                3 January 1920          District 12            Knoxville

VANN, James Head 36 1884 TN TN TN
              Gene (Jane) Wife 44 1876 TN TN TN
SMITH, Bertha               Step child 25 1895 TN TN TN
            John Step child 21 1899 TN TN TN
            Howard Step child 18 1902 TN TN TN
            Lize Step child 15 1905 TN TN TN
SCALF, Sam Step child 10 1910 TN TN TN
           Maggielene Step child   7 1913 TN TN TN
           Pauline Step child   5 1915 TN TN TN


1930 Knox CO TN                3 April 1930               District 1         Knoxville

SCALF, Jane Head 48 1882 NC NC NC Married @ 16 Divorced
SMITH, John   Son 25 1905 NC NC NC    
           Howard Son 23 1907 NC NC NC    
SCALF, Mellissa Dau 22 1908 TN NC NC    
SMITH, Margaret Dau in law 19 1911 TN TN TN wife of Howard Smith  


1940 Knox CO TN                        29 April 1940                        Knoxville

SMITH, Howard Head 39 1901 TN
           Margaret Wife 29 1911 TN
           Howard, Jr. Son 10 1930 TN
           Earl Son   8 1932 TN
           Albert Son   5 1935 TN
           Betty Dau   3 1937 TN
           Sidney Dau 8/12 1939 TN

 

SAMUEL PATRICK SCALF, SR
Son of
George Monroe Scalf & Jane McCrary
Samuel<George M<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Samuel Scalf, son of George Monroe Scalf & Jane McCrary, was born March 2, 1909 in Knoxville, TN and died May 20, 1989 in Middletown Ohio. Sam married Willie Dunn in the early 1930's; unfortunately, Willie died on April 29, 1937.

"My father's name is Samuel Patrick Scalf Jr. and he was born on Oct. 5, 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father's name is Samuel Patrick Scalf and he was born on March 2, 1909 in Tennessee and he died on May 20, 1989 in Middletown Ohio. His mother's name is Willie Scalf and her is maiden name is Dunn and she was born on May 28, 1909 in Tennessee and she died on April 27, 1937 in Tennessee. My father was 5 years old when his mother died. After his mother died, his father, Sam Scalf, took him and his 2 sisters to a orphanage and the 3 kids were adopted out to 3 different families." (Courtesy of Nancy Bryant)   

(Link to death certificate of Willie Dunn Scalf)

Samuel and Willie Scalf continued to live in Knoxville, Tennessee after his mother's death in 1933. After Willie's death, Sam moved out of Knoxville and his next appearance is in New Albany, Indiana which is located on the Ohio river near Louisville, Kentucky. Sam spends a few years in New Albany, and apparently met and married Dorotha (maiden name unknown). In 1940, Sam and Dorotha are listed on the 1940 census. By 1945, Sam and Dorotha have moved to Middletown, Ohio. Sam's sister, Melissa, moved to Middletown around 1955. Sam and Dorotha spent their lives in Middletown, Ohio, and Sam dies in a nursing home on May 20, 1989.

We would like to thank Nancy Bryant for the valuable information and important clues that lead to the identity of Samuel Patrick Scalf, Sr. and his proper place in the Scalf line.  

Children of Samuel Scalf and Willie Dunn:

     1) Samuel Patrick Scalf Jr. (Birth name) - Patrick William Norton (Adopted name) He was adopted when he was 8 years to the Norton's. His birthday is 10/5/1932.

     2) Barbara Ann Scalf (Birth Name) - Maud Barbara Mooney-Burke (Adopted Name) She was adopted when she was little by the Mooney's. Her birthday is 12/30/1934.

     3) Nancy Sue Scalf (Birth Name) - Nancy Jane Hall (Adopted Name) She was adopted when she was little by the Hall's. Her birthday is 11/20/1935.

(Courtesy of Nancy Bryant)
 

1940 Spencer CO IN                22 April 1940                    Ohio Township

SCALF, Samuel P. Head 31 1909 TN Carpenter
         Dorotha Wife 21 1919 IN  

Name: Samuel P Scalf
Birth Date: Mar 1909
Birth State: Tennessee
Birth Country: United States
Gender: Male
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Residence City: Middletown
Residence County: Butler
Residence State: Ohio
Residence Country: United States
Death Date: 20 May 1989
Hospital of Death: Long-Term Care Facilities
City of Death: Middletown
County of Death: Butler
Certificate: 032314
Age at Death: 80
Certifier: Physician
Referred to Coroner: Not Referred to Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Filing Date: 23 May 1989
Hospital Status: Other/Nursing Home
Injury in Ohio: Yes
Type Place of Injury: Unspecified Place
Social Security Number: 316-03-0189
Father's Surname: Scalf
Marital Status: Married
Education: 12
Industry of Decedent: Construction
Occupation of Decedent: Civil engineers
Primary Registration District: 0902

 

MELISSA SCALF
Daughter of
George Monroe Scalf & Jane McCrary
Melissa<George M<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Melissa Scalf, daughter of George Monroe Scalf & Jane McCrary, was born about 1907 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
 

1940 Knox CO TN                    17 April 1940                            Knoxville

FISHER, M. Jess Head 33 1907 TN
          Pauline Wife 26 1914 TN
          Jessie Marie Dau   2 1938 TN
SCALF, Melissa Aunt 33 1907 TN             (Sister)

 

PAULINE SCALF
Daughter of
George Monroe Scalf & Jane McCrary
Pauline<George M<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Pauline Scalf, daughter of George Monroe Scalf & Jane McCrary, was born January 20, 1914 and died October 29, 1997 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Pauline married M. Jess Fisher.
 

1940 Knox CO TN                    17 April 1940                            Knoxville

FISHER, M. Jess Head 33 1907 TN
          Pauline Wife 26 1914 TN
          Jessie Marie Dau   2 1938 TN
SCALF, Melissa Aunt 33 1907 TN            (Sister)
 

SS Death Index:

Name: Pauline M. Fisher
SSN: 408-50-1781
Last Residence: 37917  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States of America
Born: 20 Jan 1914
Last Benefit: 37917  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States of America
Died: 29 Oct 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951)

HALE COLUMBUS “LUM” SCALF
Son of
Alexander Nathan Scalf & Sarah Smith
Columbus<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Hale Columbus Scalf was born April 5, 1882 according to his WW I Draft Card. However, this date could have been 1887. It is difficult to determine which number the writer intended, whether it was a 2 or a 7; however, the 1920 census suggests he was born 1883 so we are assuming the draft registrar intended this to be a 2. Hale signed his wife’s name as his nearest relative on his draft card at Kirkwood, Illinois in 1918.

Lum (as he was known to family) was listed as having blue eyes and brown hair. His draft card states he had “four fingers off the left hand.”  Lum did not serve time in the military and was found on the 1920 Warren County, Illinois census with his family. He was not found in 1910 but the 1920 census suggests this family might have been living in Missouri at some point for Nellie was born in Missouri. A search of the 1910 Missouri records did not locate this family.

Hale Columbus married Lela May Evans August 17, 1905 in Washington County, Tennessee (Washington Co. TN Marriages).

Hale Columbus died 1952 in Illinois. (Clara Mae Scalf Myers)

WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:

Name: Hale Columbus Scalf
Age: 36
Date of Birth: April 5, 1882
Residence: Kirkwood, IL             Link to document
Occupation: Laborer
Nearest Relative: Lela Scalf
Height: Medium
Build: Blue
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Gray
Injury: Four fingers off left hand

1920 Warren CO IL               9 January 1920                    Tompkins Township

SCALF, Hale C. Head 37 1883 TN TN TN
(Evans) May L.   Wife 30 1890 TN TN TN
        Glen G. Son 13 1907 TN TN TN
        Nellie P. Dau 11 1909 MO TN TN
        Williams L. Son   9 1911 MO TN TN
        Etelene  Dau   7 1913 IL TN TN
        Leroy J. Son 4 1/2 1915 IL TN TN
        Fred R. Son 2 11/12 1917 IL TN TN
        George A. Son 1 3/12 1918 IL TN TN


1930 Warren CO IL               24 April 1930                  Tompkins Township

SCALF, Hale Head 48 1882 TN TN TN
        Mary L. Wife 40 1890 NC TN TN
        Leroy J. Son 14 1916 IL TN TN
        Fredrick R. Son 13 1917 IL TN TN
        George A. Son 11 1919 IL TN TN
        Myrtle C. Dau   9 1921 IL TN TN
        Glenn G. Son 23 1907 TN TN TN
        Vera M.  Dau in law 17 1913 IN POL GERM


1940 Warren CO IL               4 April 1940                  Tompkins Township

SCALF, Hale Head 58 1882 TN
         Lela May Wife 51 1889 IL

Lela Mae Scalf was counted at home and at work on the 1940 census.


1940 Warren CO IL                18 April 1940                    Lenox - Warren County Home (Alma House)

SCALF, Mae Employee 50 1890 TN



WWII REGISTRATION CARD

Name: Hale Columbus Scalf
Residence: Kirkwood, Warren CO, OH
Mailing address: Box 223, Kirkwood, Warren CO, OH        (Link to document)
Age: 60
Date of birth: April 5, 1882
Place of birth: Fall Branch, Washington CO, TN
Name & address of person who will know your address: Mrs. Hale Scalf, Box 223, Kirkwood, Warren CO, OH
Employer: None
Place of employment: None

 

GLENN GILBERT SCALF
Son of
Hale Columbus Scalf & Lela May Evans
Glenn<Columbus<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Glen Scalf, son of Hale C. Scalf and Lela May Evans was born about 1907 in Tennessee and was found living in Warren County, Illinois with his wife and in-laws in 1930. It appears that Glen married Vera Mae or Vera Mary Davis. They were enumerated on April 2 of 1930 in the home of Vera’s parents and again on April 24th in the home of Glenn’s parents. From these census records we have assumed that Vera’s maiden name was Davis. 

1930 Warren CO IL                            2 April 1930                                Hammond

DAVIS, Sam Head 53 1877 RUS RUS RUS
         Julia Wife 52 1878 RUS RUS RUS
         Frank Son 12 1918 IN RUS RUS
SCALF, Glenn Son in law 23 1907 TN MO TN
         Mary V. Dau 18 1912 IN RUS RUS


1940 Champaign CO IL                            8 April 1940                       Mahomet

SCALF, Gilbert G. Head 33 1907 TN
         Vera M. Wife 25 1915 IN
         Samuel H.  Son   4 1936 IL
         Franklin G.  Son   1 1939 IL




WILLIAM L. SCALF
Son of
Hale Columbus Scalf & May L. Evans
William L<Columbus<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William L. Scalf was born about 1911. The 1920 census of his parents state he was born in Missouri; however, the 1930 census states he was born in Illinois. William was living with the Evans family in 1930 Warren Co. Illinois. From the obituary of William Marvin Scalf, son of William L. Scalf, we find that William L. Scalf married Ramona Guinn, probably after the enumeration of the 1930 census according to the birth date of William Marvin Scalf in 1931. According to the obituary of William Marvin Scalf, William and Ramona had at least two sons and one daughter; William Marvin Scalf, Dennis Scalf and the daughter’s name is unknown.

1930 Warren CO IL               16 April 1930              Hammond

EVENS, Margrette Head 31 1899 IA IA IA Widower
            Lahoma P. Dau 12 1918 IA TN IA  
            Rolland T. Son 10 1920 IA TN IA  
            Tuila M. Dau   8 1922 IA TN IA  
MOORE, Lesty R. Boarder 18 1912 IA IA IA  
SCALF, William L. Boarder 19 1911 IL TN TN  


1940 Lake CO IN                    18 April 1940                        Eagle Creek

SCALF, William L. Head 29 1911 MO
            Ramona Wife 27 1913 IA
            William Son   8 1932 IN
            Marline Dau   7 1933 IN
            Ramona   Dau   4 1936 IN

 

 

WILLIAM MARVIN SCALF
Son of
William L. Scalf & Ramona Guinn
William M<William L<Hale C<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

William Marvin Scalf, son of William L. Scalf and Ramona Guinn, was born July 10, 1931 in Gary, Indiana. The only information we have for this family is from the obituary of William Marvin Scalf.

OBITUARY:

Mr. William Marvin Scalf, age 77, of Caldwell, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Mr. Scalf was born July 10, 1931, in Gary, Ind., the son of William L. Scalf and Ramona Guinn Scalf. He was a member of the Cedar Hills Community Reform Church of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was also a past Kiwanian president, a veteran of the United States Army and a businessman. Mr. Scalf married Mary E. Simpson in 1954 and she survives him along with a son, Scott Scalf of Colt; a daughter, Vicki DeWaide of Coto DeCaza, Calif.; one brother, Dennis Scalf of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Marlene Mitchell of Abbington, Ill.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Scalf will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM MARVIN SCALF AND MARY E. SIMPSON:

     1) Scott Scalf
     2)
 Vicki Scalf Dewaide

LEROY SCALF
Son of
Hale Columbus Scalf & Lela May Evans
Leroy<Columbus<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Leory Scalf, son of Hale Columbus Scalf & Lela May Evans, was born about 1915. He married Martha ____.

1940 Cook CO IL                        4 May 1940                        Lyons

SCALF, Roy Head 24 1916 IL
      Martha Wife 24 1916 IA
      Phyllis J. Dau   4 1936 IL
      Marilyn Dau   2 1938 IL
      Bonnie Dau   1 1939 IL
      Donald Son 7/12 1939 IL

 


FREDRICK ROBERT SCALF
Son of
Hale Columbus Scalf & Lela May Evans
Fredrick<Columbus<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Fredrick Scalf, son of Hale Columbus Scalf & Lela May Evans, was born 1917.
 

1940 Warren CO IL               6 April 1940                  Tompkins Township

SCALF, Fredrick Head 23 1917 IL
         Margaret Wife 22 1918 IL
         Elizabeth Ann Dau   6 1934 IL
         Barbara  Dau   4 1936 IL
         James Son   3 1937 IL
         Carrol Son 5/12 1939 IL

 

JERRY E. SCALF
Son of
Fredrick Scalf & Margaret Sword
Jerry<Fredrick<Columbus<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jerry Scalf was born about 1953 and died June 10, 2011. He married Nancy Larson.

OBITUARY:

BELTON, S.C. - Jerry E. Scalf, 58, beloved husband of Nancy Larson Scalf, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 10, 2011.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Nancy Larson Scalf; a daughter, Denise Scalf Johnson and son-in-law Marc, and grandchildren Madison and Gavin of Anderson, S.C.; and a son, Steve Scalf and daughter-in-law Dana, and granddaughters, Tatum and Sydney of Anderson, S.C. Also surviving are his father, Frederick Robert Scalf of Knoxville, Ill.; two sisters, Tootie Harshbarger of Galesburg, Ill., and Barbara Howarter of Maryville, Tenn.; and two brothers, Frederick Scalf of Winter haven, Fla., and Bud Scalf of Galesburg, Ill. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Sword Scalf, and a brother, Jim Scalf.

Born in Galesburg, Ill., Mr. Scalf was a son of Frederick Robert Scalf of Knoxville, Ill., and the late Margaret Sword Scalf. He served in the U.S. Army, having been a paratrooper for the 101st Airborne, and was of Lutheran faith.

A private graveside service will be in MJ "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home after 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson, SC 29621.

Cremation Society of South Carolina is in charge of arrangements.

GEORGE SCALF
Son of
Hale Columbus Scalf & Lela May Evans
George<Columbus<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

1940 Warren CO IL               6 April 1940                  Monmouth - YMCA

SCALF, George Lodger 21 1919 IL

 


ELBERT SEVIER SCALF
Son of
Alexander Scalf & Sarah Smith
Elbert S<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr.<Lewis

Elbert Sevier Scalf was born December 5, 1885 in Washington County, Tennessee and died October 15, 1966 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Elbert married first to Pearl Riddle 6 August 1904 in Washington County, Tennessee. He married second to Rosa Bell Carroll 13 October 1907. (Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, McClung Library)

LINK TO MARRIAGE LICENSE OF ELBERT AND PEARL (Courtesy of the author)

LINK TO MARRIAGE LICENSE OF ELBERT AND ROSA BELL (Courtesy of the author)

Rosa Bell Carroll Scalf was born November 29, 1888 and died August 2, 1941. She is buried at Lovelace Cemetery in Greenville (Greene Co) Tennessee. (Dean Scalf and Kay Allison)

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE OF ROSA BELL CARROLL SCALF

Rosa was the daughter of James Garfield Carroll and Nancy Baysinger. James Garfield Carroll was a Blacksmith and was killed by a white supremacist group when they mistakenly thought he was someone else. He died one day later from injuries.  James is buried at Lovelace Cemetery in Greene County, Tennessee. (Kay Scalf Allison)

Information from Dean Scalf states that Elbert and Rosa had three other children who died at birth or shortly thereafter:

     1) Paul Edward Scalf born March 7, 1909 and died August 9, 1910.
     2) Carroll James Scalf born December 8, 1921 and died February 23, 1922. (Link to death certificate)
     3) Gladis Scalf born February 18, 1927 and died the same date. 

The above children are all buried at Lovelace Cemetery in Greene County, Tennessee.

Elbert married third to Jessie Cleo Newman 8 January 1944. Jessie was the aunt of Evelyn Newman who married Thomas Scalf (son of Elbert). Elbert is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville (Knox Co) Tennessee. (Rosa Estelle “Kay” Allison). Jessie was born 27 Jul 1903 and died October 1966. (SS Index, Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

As all eligible men were required to do when World War I began, Albert had to register for the draft. Dean Scalf states that Elbert did not serve during WW I.

WWI DRAFT REG. CARD

Name:  Elbert Sevier Scalf
Age:  32
Residence:  Rt. 4 Fall Branch, TN
DOB:  December 5, 1888
POB: Not listed
Occup: Farmer                          Link to document
Location: Fall Branch, TN
Marital Status:  Married
Dependents:  Wife – Rosa Bell Scalf
Height/Build:  Medium
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Gray
Date:  September 12, 1918

Elbert and his second wife Rosa separated around 1910 but solved their differences and re-united. Rosa was living with her mother at the enumeration of the 1910 census. Rosa had two sisters not shown on this census; Martha Magnolia Carroll who married Roy Crigger and Oria Mae Carroll who married David Thornburg. (Kay Scalf Allison)

Paul Edward Scalf son of Elbert and Rosa Bell was living in the home with his mother and grandmother on this census. Paul died just three months after the enumeration of this census.

1910 Knox CO TN                 18 May 1910              District 2

CARROLL, Nancy Head 46 1864 TN TN TN 5 children born, 5 living Widow
          William H. Son 26 1884 TN TN TN    
          Albert L. Son 25 1885 TN TN TN    
          Clara M. Dau 11 1899 TN TN TN    
SCALF, Rosa B. Dau 21 1889 TN TN TN 1 child born, 1 living  
SCALF, Paul G-son 1 1/12 1909 TN TN TN    

By 1920, Elbert and Rosa had re-united and were living in Greene County, Tennessee. Elbert and Rosa then moved to Washington County, Tennessee 1920-1930 where Rosa died and was buried at Lovelace Cemetery in Greene County, Tennessee. This cemetery is located outside of Fall Branch on the Horton Highway between Kingsport and Baileyton, Tennessee.

1920 Greene CO TN             11 February 1920             District 17

SCALF, Elbert S. Head 36 1884 TN TN TN
(Carroll) Rosa B. Wife 31 1889 TN TN TN
        Mack D. Son   8 1912 TN TN TN
        Steward L. Son   5 1915 TN TN TN
        Clyde G.  Son 2 8/12 1917 TN TN TN
        Clara M.  Dau 4/12 1919 TN TN TN


1930 Washington CO TN               11 April 1930              District 13

SCALF, Elbert S. Head 44 1886 TN TN TN
         Rosa Wife 44 1886 TN TN TN
         Mac Son 18 1912 TN TN TN
         Stewart Son 15 1915 TN TN TN
         Clyde Son 11 1919 TN TN TN
         Clara Dau 10 1920 TN TN TN
         Thomas Son   6 1924 TN TN TN
         Howard Son 4 1/12 1926 TN TN TN
         Frances Dau 2 1/12 1928 TN TN TN


1940 Washington CO TN                    18-19 April 1940                District 13

SCALF, Elbert S. Head 54 1886 TN
           Rosa B. Wife 51 1889 TN
           Stewart L. Son 25 1915 TN
           Clyde G. Son 23 1917 TN
           Thomas H. Son 17 1923 TN
           Howard W.    Son 15 1925 TN
           Frances S. Dau 12 1928 TN
CARROL, William H. Brother 58 1882 TN
           Fred Nephew 13 1927 TN

 

PAUL EDWARD SCALF
Son of
Elbert Sevier Scalf & Rosa Belle Carroll
Paul<Elbert S<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Paul Edward Scalf son of Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll was born March 7, 1909 and died August 9, 1910.


 

MACK DEWEY SCALF
Son of
Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll
(Mac<Elbert<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mack Dewey Scalf was born January 28, 1912 and died Aug 4, 1989Mac married first to Hattie Pauline Jeffers Dec 1934.  Hattie was married first to James Wilcox 28 March 1927. Hattie and James divorced. No known children.

Hattie Pauline (Jeffers) Wilcox Scalf died December 14, 1949 just one month after the death of her last child, George Elbert Scalf. (Link to death certificate)

UPDATE: After the posting of this chapter, the author received information from Tom Scalf, Jr. concerning the marriage of Mac Dewey Scalf and Mary Alyce Brady. These changes have been made.

“CHANGE:  Mack then remarried to Mary Alyce Brady.  We have no marriage record. TO READ:  Mary Alyce Brady was the second and third wife of Mac.  They first married some time in the 1950’s, probably before their daughter Susan was born.  They divorced sometime in the early 1960’s.  They then remarried a short time later.  We have no marriage records.” (Courtesy of Tom Scalf, Sr.)

After the death of Pauline, three of the younger children of Mac and Pauline were adopted. Paul Edward, Jerry Lynn and Rosa Estelle (Kay) Scalf were adopted and grew up not knowing who their birth parents were until Kay’s sister Bessie found them through many years of searching. Bessie found her siblings in the early 1980’s living in the same county.  Rosa was adopted by the Miller family. Paul and his brother Jerry were adopted by the Armstrong family.

Children of Mac Dewey Scalf and Hattie Pauline Jeffers:

     1) Andrew J. Scalf born August 21, 1935, married Murl Cherry.
    
2)
 Bessie Lou Scalf born September 21, 1937 (deceased), married James Harrod.
    
3)
 James Dewey (Bud) Scalf born July 17, 1940, married 1) Carolyn Bolen. 2) Hazel Lee Keller. 3) Annie Cherry.
    
4)
 Horace Fredrick Scalf born May 21, 1941, married Phyllis Caldwell.
    
5)
 Paul Edward Scalf born December 28, 1943.
    
6)
 Jerry Lynn Scalf born December 19, 1946. (Twin) Married Brenda Diane Nelson.
    
7)
 Jackie Lee Scalf born December 19, 1946, died September 4, 1947. (Twin)
    
8)
 Rosa Estelle (Kay) Scalf born August 14, 1948.
    
9)
 George Elbert Scalf born April 1949, died November 1949.

 Children of Mac Dewey Scalf and Mary Alyce Brady

     1) Susan Kay Scalf born June 23, 1953.
    
2)
 Mark Darren Scalf born October 9, 1960 and died Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

Five of the sons of Mac Dewey Scalf served in Viet Nam.

PHOTOGRAPH OF MACK DEWEY SCALF AND FAMILY (Courtesy of Kay Scalf-Allison)


ANDREW J. SCALF
Son of
Mac Dewey Scalf & Hattie Pauline Jeffers
Andrew<Mac Dewey<Elbert S<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Andrew J. Scalf, son of Mac Dewey Scalf and Hattie Pauline Jeffers was born August 21,1935 in Greene County, Tennessee. Andrew also served in the armed forces in Viet Nam, however, I am not sure which branch of the service he served in. I think Army. (Kay Scalf Allison)

Andrew married Murl Cherry.

Andrew and Murl had one son and one daughter.

     1) Tracy Andrew Scalf, son of Andrew Scalf and Murl Cherry was killed in a traffic accident in July of 2005. Two sons.
    
2)
 Karen Scalf married Brett Bumpus. One child, a boy.
 

BESSIE LOU SCALF
Daughter of
Mac Dewey Scalf & Hattie Pauline Jeffers
Bessie<Mac Dewey<Elbert S<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Bessie Lou Scalf, daughter of Mac Dewey Scalf and Hattie Pauline Jeffers was born September 21, 1937 in Greene County, Tennessee. Bessie died December 16, 2002. She married James T. Harrod. He died June 1, 1991. James and Bessie had three children.

Children of Bessie Lou Scalf and James T. Harrod:

     1) Denessa born 12/30/1957 married John Darrell Turner. Denessa and John had twins. Eric and Aaron. Son Brandon died around one year old. Daughter Candice. Denessa and John are divorced.
     2) Daryl.
     3) Stacy Ellen. Children of Stacy Ellen: 1) Britiania Dinalle 1/11/1986. 2) Antonio 11/4/1987. 3) Christopher born 9/6/1988“I know Britiania has had one, maybe 2 children. Eric and Aaron and Candice have all married, and I believe Eric and Aaron have had kids” (Kay Scalf Alison)

 

OBITUARY OF BESSIE LOU SCALF HARROD:

 

Knoxville News-Sentinel, Dec 16, 2002

 

Harrod, Bessie Scalf - age 65 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2002 at her home. A member of New Beverly Baptist Church. Retired from Tennessee School for the Deaf. Preceded in death by husband in 1991, James Thomas (Jimmy) Harrod and grandson, Brandon Turner. She leaves to cherish; daughters, Denisa Turner and Staci Harrod; son, Daryl Harrod; grandchildren, Eric, Dena, Aaron, Amanda and Candice Turner, Britani Harrod, Antonio and Christopher Wynn; brothers, Andrew and Muriel Scalf of Dover, Tenn., James Dewey Scalf of Murray, Ky., Horace Scalf of Boones Mill, Va., Paul Armstrong of Maryville, Mark Darren Scalf of Knoxville; sisters, Kay Allison of Oak Ridge and Susan Kay of Knoxville. Special thanks to the girls at Covenant Hospice, Camilla, Michelle and Lynn. Also a special thanks to Dr. William Snyder. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Rev. Perry Austin officiating. Family and friends will meet at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday for interment services at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.  (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

 

UPDATE: DARYL LEE HARROD, SON OF JAMES AND BESSIE SCALF HARROD. 

 

We regretfully received word after the posting of this chapter that Daryl Lee Harrod, son of James and Bessie Scalf Harrod, passed away August 16, 2008.

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 7:53 AM

 

“Margaret, tried to reach you by the earthlink but that came back. I have a little up date on the Scalf family.

 

Daryl Lee Harrod, 41 son of James and Bessie Scalf Harrod, both deceased passed away Sat. Aug 16,2008 at University of Tennessee Hospital.

Daryl was unmarried and had no children.”  (Courtesy of Rosa Kay Scalf-Miller Alison)  
 

JAMES DEWEY “BUD” SCALF
Son of
Mac Dewey Scalf & Hattie Pauline Jeffers
James D<Mac Dewey<Elbert S<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Lewis

James Dewey Scalf, son of Mac Dewey Scalf and Hattie Pauline Jeffers was born July 17, 1940 in Greene County, Tennessee. James was known as “Bud.”  He married Carolyn Bolen. Carolyn died in childbirth to a daughter Carolyn Sue Scalf born April 2, 1968.

James married second to Hazel Lee Keller August 1970 and they have two children, Lisa Ann born February 1972 and Jami Lee born September 1979. Hazel died March 2002. James married last to Annie Cherry, May 2004. Annie is a sister of Murl Cherry who married his brother Andrew.

James Dewey also served in the military in Viet Nam, however the branch of service is unknown at this time. (Dean Scalf)

After the posting of this chapter, the author received the following post:

“I am Jami Lee (Scalf) Adams, daughter of James Dewey "Bud" Scalf. I was reading your chapter on Berryman Scalf when I ran across some information that was incorrect. My father never served in Viet Nam. He was drafted and sent to Fort Hood but was never shipped out.  And my name is spelled without the e. My sister Carolyn Sue Scalf has been married twice first to Ronnie Kyle Smith, they have 3 daughters Jana Leigh born May 1989, Jessica Lynn born May 1990, and Samntha Kay Marie born July 29 1991. They divorced and she married Emery Allen Robbins III in March 2001. They have no children. My sister Lisa Ann Scalf has 4 children (1 boy & 3 girls). Her children are Preston Tra Scalf-Frommeyer born January 14 1996, Payton Marshell Tapscott born November 1999, Keagin Brooks born February 2002 (Lisa married Adam Brooks in Jan. 2002, they divorced in 2002) & Bryce Kanyon (can't remember last name) born March (?) 2004. Lisa has never re-married. I married Nathan Linn Adams July 9, 2001 we have 1 son Hunter James Adams born Oct. 10, 2001. Our son was named after my dad.

My step-mom Annie has told me that my Uncle Andy (Andrew J. Scalf) also did not serve in Viet Nam. I will have her e-mail you his info.” (Courtesy of Jami Lee Scalf Adams)
 


HORACE FREDRICK SCALF
Son of
Mack Dewey Scalf & Hattie Pauline Jeffers
Horace<Mac Dewey<Elbert S<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Horace Fredrick Scalf, son of Mac Dewey Scalf and Hattie Pauline Jeffers was born May 21, 1941 in Greene County, Tennessee. Horace served in the armed forces (Viet Nam) but we are not sure which branch of the service. Kay Allison thinks it was the Army.

Horace married Phyllis Caldwell and they had three children before they divorced. 

Children of Horace Fredrick Scalf and Phyllis Caldwell:

     1) Ginger Scalf
    
2)
 Lee Ann Scalf
    
3)
 Tina Elizabeth

Children of Horace Fredrick Scalf and Cindy ____:

     1) Brandon Scalf

PAUL EDWARD SCALF
Son of
Mac Dewey Scalf & Hattie Pauline Jeffers
Paul E<Mac Dewey<Elbert S<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Paul Edward (Scalf) Armstrong, son of Mac Dewey Scalf and Hattie Pauline Jeffers was born December 28, 1943 in Greene County, Tennessee. The Armstrong family adopted Paul, along with his brother Jerry, after the death of their mother.  Paul served in the Marines in Viet Nam. (Kay Scalf Allison-Jerry Scalf-Armstrong)
 


JERRY LYNN SCALF
Son of
Mac Dewey Scalf & Hattie Pauline Jeffers
Jerry<Mac Dewey<Elbert S<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jerry Lynn (Scalf) Armstrong, son of Mac Dewey Scalf and Hattie Pauline Jeffers was born December 19, 1946 in Tennessee. Jerry had a twin brother Jackie Lee who died at one year old. Jerry and his brother Paul were adopted by the Armstrong family after the death of their mother. Jerry served in the Navy in Viet Nam.

“Jerry went into the Navy because he wanted to sail on the ocean, they put him in a plane and flew him to Viet Nam.” (Kay Scalf Allison)

Jerry married Brenda Diane Nelson June 5, 1971 and they have two children:

     1) Joshua Lynn Armstrong born Feb. 20, 1975
    
2)
 Jackie DaleRay Armstrong born Aug. 31, 1983


ROSA ESTELLE (KAY) SCALF
Daughter of
Mac Dewey Scalf & Hattie Pauline Jeffers
Rosa<Mac Dewey<Elbert S<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Rosa Estell Scalf, daughter of Mac Dewey Scalf and Hattie Pauline Jeffers was born April 14, 1948 in Greenville (Greene County) Tennessee.

After the death of Hattie Mac placed the younger children in other homes. The three younger children were adopted. Rosa’s name was changed to Kay Ellen Miller. Kay grew up in the Oak Ridge, Tennessee area near her other adopted siblings without knowing of them. Kay’s older sister Bessie persistently searched for the children for many years. Bessie left no stone unturned in getting adoption records opened and the family was eventually re-united.

After reading a family sketch written by the author and placed in Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee 1796-1992, Vol I, Kay Miller Alison (Rosa Estelle Scalf) contacted me concerning her Scalf family. We became good friends and corresponded often. Kay and her daughter Jennifer were researching their Scalf family at that time. Kay graciously submitted their research to the author for this chapter. The following information was written in the words of Kay Ellen Miller Allison (Rosa Estelle Scalf).

Rosa Estelle Scalf (adopted as Kay Ellen Miller)

Birth: April 14, 1948
Birthplace: Rural Greeneville, TN
Parents: Mack Dewey Scalf - Hattie Pauline Jeffers Scalf
Married: Michael Charles Allison Dec. 27, 1968.
Michael C. Allison - Birth: Dec. 18, 1945 St. Louis, Mo

Parents:  Harley L. Allison - Christine H. Gerling
Spouses:  Vonda Knapp, Renata?

Kay and Michael divorced: March 17, 1992

Children of Kay Scalf -Miller Allison (Rosa Estelle Scalf)

1) Jennifer Ann Allison

Birth: Oct. 24, 1971 Jefferson City, MO 
Married: 1) Terrell Pettit (divorced)
Married: 2) William Anthony (Tony) Mallory March 9 - Sept. 23,1996. Tony Mallory
Born March 9, 1970 Carrolton, GA

Children of Jennifer Allison:

     a) Karey Elizabeth Allison
         Birth: Aug. 6, 1992
         Oak Ridge, TN

Child of Jennifer Allison and Anthony (Tony) Mallory:

     a) Charles Christian Mallory
         Birth: Feb. 22, 1997
         Oak Ridge, TN

2) Jason Andrew Allison

Birth: Dec. 9, 1974
Cincinnati, Ohio

3) James Ashley Allison

Birth: Oct. 3, 1978
Oak Ridge, TN
Married: Sarah Beth Wing
July 26, 2001 - Sarah Beth Wing was born April 29, 1978 in Ohio

Children of James Ashley Allison and Sarah Beth Wing:

     a) Emily Rose Allison - Birth: Sept. 26, 2003, Oak Ridge, TN
     b) Ashli Grace Allison - Birth: Aug. 26, 2005, Knoxville, TN


STEWARD LEE SCALF
Son of
Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll
Steward<Elbert<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Steward Lee Scalf, son of Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll was born July 22, 1914 and died July 16, 1969. Steward married Betty Stellman.

OBITUARY:

Columbus Dispatch     Date: Thursday, July 17, 1969    Page: 28 A

SCALF

Steward Lee Scalf, age 54, of 3699 Ventura Blvd. Grove City, Wednesday.

Member of Southeast Conservation Club and Southeast Archery Club. Survived by wife, Betty L. of the residence. Brothers, Thomas, Howard and Mack, and two sisters, Frances Mulkey and Clara Myers, all of Tennessee; many nieces and nephews. Calling hours Friday at Berry Funeral Home in Knoxville, Tenn; where service will be Saturday. Interment Lovelace Cemetery in Fall Branch, Tenn. Local arrangements by Held-Cotner Funeral Home.  17-18

A social security death index and Ohio death record was also contributed by Virgil Scalf.

Name:

Steward Scalf

SSN:

409-12-7721

Last Residence:

43123 Grove City, Franklin, Ohio, United States of America

Born:

22 Jul 1914

Died:

Jul 1969

State (Year) SSN issued:

Tennessee (Before 1951)

Ohio Deaths, 1958-2002 - Record Steward L Scalf
Name:  Steward L Scalf
Age at Death:   54
Date of Death:  16 Jul 1969
City of Death:   Franklin County
County of Death: Franklin
Volume: 19733
Certificate: 051746
Date of Birth: Est. 1915
Gender: Male
Marital Status:  Married
Race: White
County of Residence: Franklin
State of Residence: Ohio
Country of Residence:   United States
Census Tract: 0979
Hospital of Death: Home
Certifier: Physician
Autopsy: No autopsy


CLYDE GARDLEY SCALF
Son of
Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll
Clyde<Elbert<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Clyde Gardley Scalf was born January 29, 1917 and died March 9, 1944. Clyde married Gracie Hayes. Clyde was killed in a tank in Belgium during WW II. (Clara Mae Scalf Myers)

Children of Clyde and Gracie:

     1) Clyde Gardley Jr. Scalf born July 2, 1942, married Kathy ____. Two children; Clyde Gardley III and James.
    
2)
 Lottie Alice Scalf born November 12, 1943, married Paul Edmund Phillips. One child; Paul Edmund Phillips, III.  Lottie Alice Scalf is the first known member of this line to recieve a college degree BS in Business Administration from Western Kentucky University. (Dean Scalf)
 


CLARA MAE SCALF
Daughter of
Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll
Clara<Elbert<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Clara Mae Scalf, daughter of Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll was born June 12, 1919 and died 1990’s. Clara Mae married Arland Meyers April 17, 1935. (Clara Scalf Myers)

NOTE: Changes have been made to child No. 5 and child No. 6, following the posting of this chapter. Tom Scalf, Jr submitted the information.

Children of Clara Mae Scalf and Arland Myers:

     1) Lee Vern Myers born April 24, 1936, married Violet Arnold. Two children: Kathy Eloise Myers and Sammy Dean Myers.
     2) Cecil Dale Myers born February 1938 and died February 1938.
     3) Onie Richard Myers born February 17, 1939 and died February 26, 1939.
     4) Louis Mack Myers born January 1940 and died January 1940.
     5) Billy Charles Myers born April 30, 1941. Billy was born with brain damage/cerebral palsy. (Courtesy of Tom Scalf, Jr.) 
     6) Thelner Roy Myers born July 14, 1943, married Phyllis Hunt July 15, 1966. Two children: Sandra Marie Myers born November 24, 1968. Barbara Allen Meyers born March 17, 1970, died March 18, 1970. Bobby Joe Myers, born early 1970’s. (Courtesy of Tom Scalf, Jr.)
     7) Betty Rose Myers born June 10, 1945, married Roy Ryans March 21, 1964. Five Children: Melissa Ryans, Dennis Ray Ryans, Roy Ryans, Jr., Betty Jean Ryans and Homer Gene Ryans.

(Courtesy of Clara Mae Scalf Myers)


CARROLL JAMES SCALF
Son of
Elbert Sevier Scalf & Rosa Belle Carroll
Carroll<Elbert<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Carroll James Scalf son of Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll was born December 8, 1921 and died February 23, 1922. (Courtesy of Clara Mae Scalf Myers)
 

 

THOMAS HENRY SCALF, SR.
Son of
Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll
(Thomas<Elbert<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Thomas Henry Scalf, son of Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll was born March 10, 1923 and died February 9, 2000. Thomas married Evelyn Maxine Newman April 11, 1947. This family lived at Alcoa (Blount Co) Tennessee. The obituary of Thomas Henry Scalf is listed here:

Children of Thomas and Evelyn:

     1) Thomas Henry Scalf, Jr. born November 9, 1948.  Married Martha Gaye Glass - two children; Leanne Rebecca Scalf, Thomas Henry Scalf III. (Dean Scalf)
    
2)
 Dean Allen Scalf, born July 23, 1951, married Debra Coleen Stansberry - one child; Jennifer Lynn Scalf. (Dean Scalf)
    
3)
 Janet Marie Scalf, born October 13, 1953, Married Fred J. Robinson - two children - Angela Suzanne (Robinson) Hatcher, Christi Michelle (Robinson) Hatcher married Andrew Hatcher -
one child; Gail Pauline Hatcher. (Dean Scalf)
    
4)
 Anita Faye Scalf born November 6, 1961, Married David Cherry (divorced), married Victor Hovis (divorced). One child; Rachael Elizabeth Hovis, married Rick Tipton. (Dean Scalf)

 Obituary of Thomas H. Scalf

ALCOA, Tenn. — Thomas H. Scalf, 76, died Wednesday (Feb. 9, 2000) at his home.

He was a member of Maryville First United Methodist Church and retired from ALCOA after 32 years of service. He was a member of the ALCOA for 25 Year Service Club and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Newman Scalf, Alcoa; son, Thomas H. Scalf Jr., Alexandria, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Dean A. and Debra Scalf, Morristown; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Andrew Hatcher, Louisville, Tenn., Anita and Rick Tipton, Friendsville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Rev. Glenn Mulkey, Loudon, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, Tenn., with the Rev. C.D. Hagaman and the Rev. Ken Dyer officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Friends will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for a military graveside service.

 

THOMAS HENRY SCALF, JR.

Son of

Thomas Henry Scalf, Sr. and Evelyn Maxine Newman

Thomas J<Thomas Sr<Elbert Sevier<Alexander N<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis

 

Thomas Henry Scalf Jr. son of Thomas Henry Scalf Sr. and Evelyn Maxine Newman was born November 9, 1948 and died March 29, 2011 in Virginia. Thomas Henry Scalf Jr. married Martha Gaye Glass. They have two children.

 

UPDATE:  INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF THIS CHAPTER:  

Comments from Leanne Scalf Hankins received at the Scalf Family Website Bulletin Board:

Date: 6/26/2006

This is a wonderful directory but I would like to add a few entries to update Thomas Henry Scalf, Sr. I am his oldest granddaughter - Leanne Rebecca Scalf Hankins. My Father is Thomas Henry Scalf Jr. My brother is Thomas Henry Scalf III. I married Matthew Charles Hankins on Dec 12, 1992 and we have 3 children - Mary Grace Elizabeth (12/20/92), Matthew Michael Ezra (6/23/98), and Marjorie Suzanne Rebecca (6/20/2003). My brother has one child - Thomas Henry Scalf IV born in February of 2003 and he and his wife, Bea, are expecting their second child in August. Uncle Dean & his wife, Debbie, have one child, Jennifer, & she has a daughter Kayla. Aunt Janet & her husband Andy have 3 daughters, Angela, Christi, & Gail. Angela has 2 daughters, Shelby & Emily; Christy has a son, Tyler & Gail has a daughter, Lydia. Aunt Anita has a daughter Rachel. Thank you for such a great site. Leanne Scalf Hankins (lrshankins@yahoo.com) - Great Great Great.... Grandaughter of Berryman Scalf. (Courtesy of Leanne Rebecca Scalf Hankins)

 

Children of Thomas Henry Scalf Jr. and Martha Gaye Glass submitted by Leanne Rebecca Scalf Hankins:

1) Leanne Rebecca Scalf. Leanne married Matthew Charles Hankins December 12, 1992. They have three children: 

a) Mary Grace Elizabeth Hankins born December 20, 1992.
b) Matthew Michael Ezra Hankins born June 23, 1998. 
c)  Marjorie Suzanne Rebecca Hankins born June 20, 2003.

2) Thomas Henry Scalf, IV born February 2003. Thomas and wife, Bea, are expecting their second child in August of 2006.

(Courtesy of Leanne Rebecca Scalf Hankins)

 

OBITUARY:

 

SCALF, THOMAS HENRY, JR. - age 62 of Alexandria, VA, formerly of Alcoa, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in VA, following a brief illness. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 9, 1948 to Thomas Henry Scalf, Sr. and Evelyn Newman Scalf, Tom was the oldest of four children. He was raised in Calderwood and Alcoa and graduated from Alcoa High School in 1966. An alumnus of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, he held a degree in chemical engineering. Tom married Gaye Glass in 1970, from that union came Leanne Rebecca Scalf Hankins and Thomas Henry Scalf, III. His great love for and pride in his country was demonstrated by his twelve years spent serving his country in the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged, Tom moved into employment in the private sector in the area of logistics and computer programming. At the time of his death he was employed by L-3 Communications as a Senior Principle Logistics Analyst. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas, Sr. and Evelyn. He is survived by his children, Leanne Hankins of Martinsville, VA and Thomas H., III and wife Beatrice Scalf of Madison, TN; grandchildren, Mary Grace, Michael, and Marjorie Hankins, Thomas H., IV, Lilianna and Elisha Scalf; brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Debi Scalf of Morristown, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet and Andy Hatcher of Louisville, TN, Anita and Rick Tipton of Friendsville, TN; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank "Buzz" Trexler officiating. The interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to either the Scholarship Fund at First United Methodist Church of Morristown, TN or the Northern Virginia Mended Heart Chapter 200. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Maryville 982-6812
 


HOWARD WILLIAM SCALF
Son of
Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll
Howard<Elbert<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Howard William Scalf, son of Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll was born February 9, 1925. Howard married Trula Mitchell. 

Howard and Trula had no children. Howard was shot and killed February 1992 by a neighbor during a dispute over a dog. (Dean Scalf)

 

GLADYS SCALF
Daughter of
Elbert Sevier Scalf & Rosa Bell Carroll
Gladys<Elbert<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Gladys Scalf, daughter of Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll was born February 18, 1927 and died February 18, 1927.

 

FRANCES SCALF
Daughter of
Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Carroll
Frances<Elbert<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Sammie Frances Scalf, daughter of Elbert Sevier Scalf and Rosa Belle Scalf was born March 25, 1928. Frances married Rev. Calvin Glenn Mulkey March 29, 1946.

Children of Frances Scalf and Glenn Mulkey:

     1) Mary Rose Mulkey born January 15, 1948, married Aubry Gerald Sharp. Two children; Aubry Gerald, Jr., and Marian Mulkey.
    
2)
 Caren Gwen Mulkey born September 22, 1953, married Mike Berrier. Two children; Kerry and Melody Berrier.
    
3)
 Marian Rhea Mulkey born March 6, 1950.
    
4)
 Kerry Lynn Mulkey born April 19, 1958.
    
5)
 Melody Diane Mulkey born August 28, 1963.

 LENA B. SCALF
Daughter of
Alexander Scalf and Sarah F. Smith
Lena B<Alexander N<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lena B. Scalf, daughter of Alexander N. Scalf and Sarah F. (Smith) Scalf, was born February 1887 in Tennessee. Lena married and moved to Georgia. We have no further information for Lena.

 

 JOHN WESLEY SCALF
Son of
Alexander Scalf & Sarah Smith
John Wesley<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Wesley Scalf, son of Alexander N. Scalf and Sarah (Smith) Scalf was born March 18, 1890 in Tennessee and died October 31, 1952 in Knoxville, Tennessee. John Wesley married Alma McKinney November 30, 1908 in Knox County, Tennessee. We have no information on Alma’s parents.

(Link to John Wesley Scalf death certificate)

Two people with the name Alma Scalf are listed on the SS Indexes. One or the other may or may not be Alma McKinney Scalf.

ALMA SCALF    17 Jul 1891 - Mar 1979  - 87   Knoxville, Knox, TN 37912   Knoxville, Knox TN 37921   Tennessee  

ALMA SCALF    6 Jun 1899   19 Jan 1989   89   Elizabethton, Carter, TN 37643   (not specified) Tennessee  

This family was living in Washington County, Tennessee in 1910 but had moved to Louisville (Jefferson County) Kentucky 1910 –1920 where they had two children a son and daughter, both stillborn.

By 1930 they had moved to Knox County, Tennessee where they were found living with John’s sister Martha Scalf Williams. 

On December19, 1919, an infant son of John and Alma was stillborn. Virgil Scalf submitted a copy of the death certificate.

Infant son of John W. and Alma McKinney Scalf:

Link to death certificate

Male, white, born December19, 1919 and died December 19, 1919 – Stillborn
Birthplace:   Louisville, Kentucky  
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Birthplace of Mother:  North Carolina.
Burial:  Eastern Cemetery, December 20, 1919.

On May 31, 1922 an infant son and an infant daughter of John and Alma were stillborn. Her death certificate was filed at Louisville (Jefferson Co) Kentucky. A copy of the death certificate was submitted by Virgil Scalf:

Infant daughter of John W. and Alma Scalf:

Link to death certificate

Female, white, born May 31, 1922 and died May 31, 1922 – Stillborn
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Parents listed as John W. Scalf and Alma McKinney.
Birthplace of father:  Tenn.
Birthplace of mother: NC
Burial:  Eastern Cemetery, June1, 1922


1910 Washington CO TN                  29 April 1910              District 7

SCALF, Wesley Head 20 1890 TN TN TN  
         Alma C. Wife 18 1892 NC NC NC 1 child born, 0 living


John Wesley appears to also have had another name. His draft registration card lists him as Wesley Devault Scalf. He was 27 years old when he registered for the draft of WWI.

WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD

Name: Wesley Develt Scalf
Age: 27
Residence: 1529 Lombard, Louisville, KY
DOB: March 18, 1890
Born: Washington County, TN
Occupation: Laborer                          Link to document
Employer: Cave Hill Cemetery
Location: Louisville, KY
Marital Status: Married - wife and child
Military: "G" Company
Height Medium
Build: Slender
Hair: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917
City: Louisville, KY

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1920 Jefferson CO KY          5 January 1920           Louisville

SCLOF, John W. Head 29 1891 TN TN TN
         Alma C. Wife 28 1892 NC NC NC
         Evie May Dau   6 1914 GA TN NC

By 1930, John and Alma had moved to Knox County, Tennessee where they were found living with John’s sister, Martha Scalf Williams. Martha later married a Mowl; however, we do not have his name at this time.

1930 Knox CO TN                 16 April 1930              District 2         Knoxville

WILLIAMS, Martha Head 36 1894 TN TN TN Divorced
             Otha Son 17 1913 TN TN TN  
             Louise Dau 16 1914 TN TN TN  
SCALF, John W. Brother 40 1890 TN TN TN  
             Alma C. Sister in law 38 1892 NC NC NC  
             Eva M. Niece 16 1914 GA TN NC  


1940 Knox CO TN                12 April 1940                        Knoxville

SCALF, J. Wesley Head 50 1890 TN
          Alma Wife 48 1892 TN
SMITH, Glenn K. Son in law 38 1902 TN
         Eva Mae Dau 26 1914 TN

 

MARTHA A. SCALF
Daughter of
Alexander Nathan Scalf & Sarah Smith
Martha A<Alexander<Nathan<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Martha A. Scalf, daughter of Alexander Scalf and Sarah F. (Smith) Scalf was born about 1894 in Tennessee. Martha married John Williams and this couple divorced. She was found as head of house in 1930 Knox County, Tennessee with two children, Otha and Louise. Her brother, John Wesley Scalf along with his wife and daughter were also living in the home. Martha remarried after 1930 to a Mowl but we do not have his name at this time. Martha is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville (Knox Co) Tennessee. We have no further information for Martha (Scalf) Williams Mowl.

1930 Knox CO TN                 16 April 1930              District 2         Knoxville

WILLIAMS, Martha Head 36 1894 TN TN TN Divorced
             Otha Son 17 1913 TN TN TN  
             Louise Dau 16 1914 TN TN TN  
SCALF, John W. Brother 40 1890 TN TN TN  
             Alma C. Sister in law 38 1892 NC NC NC  
             Eva M. Niece 16 1914 GA TN NC  

 

MARTHA JANE SCALF
Daughter of
Berryman Scalf & Myrtle Rebecca Page
Martha J<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Martha Jane Scalf, second child and only daughter of Berryman Scalf was born about 1835-1837 in Washington County, Tennessee. We have no information on when Martha died; however, she was not found on the 1900 census.

Martha Jane Scalf daughter of Berryman Scalf and Myrtle Rebecca (Page) Scalf married Joseph Brady Ruth March 4, 1858 in Greene County, Tennessee.  There is no marriage certificate on file for Martha and Joseph. The marriage certificates for the period of years during the time of Martha’s marriage were destroyed during the Civil War. Only the index book survived at the Greene County, Tennessee courthouse.

Fortunately, in 1993 the author met Mr. Roy Frank Kindle and his wife Annie at a funeral home in Scott County, Virginia. A cousin who had gone with me to the funeral home knew Roy’s wife and they began to talk.

Roy and I had never met but struck up a conversation about family history. In the course of conversation we realized we shared a common ancestor. While discussing the Scalf family and Roy’s mother, Polly Ann (Scalf) Kindle, I informed Roy that his g-grandfather, Berryman Scalf was my g-g-g-grandfather. Roy was thrilled to find out about his Scalf family, as he had not known about any of the family before his mother, Polly Ann. Roy and I made plans to visit at a later date and put our information together but unfortunately Roy passed away before this visit could take place.

We also learned that Roy’s wife Annie was a sister to a Mr. Bostic (E. M. Bostic) who as a child remembered Simpson Scalf (son of Berryman) and had told us that his father always insisted that the  “best wheat cradles around were made by Sim Scalf.”  Mr. Bostic stated that his father always bought his wheat cradles from Sim. Mr. Bostic had also sung in a quartet with my father and the children of Charlie C. Scalf for many years. 

It was from information provided by Roy and Annie Bostic Kindle, along with the help of Virgil Scalf on census records, that we have managed to find whom we believe to be the family of Martha Jane Scalf and Joseph B. Ruth.

Martha’s husband Joseph Brady Ruth enlisted in the Confederate Service at Rogersville Junction (now known as Bulls Gap). Joseph joined Co. G, 39th Mounted Infantry on March 18, 1862. Joseph’s regiment was captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi July 9th 1863.

At the time of the surrender, Joseph was assigned to the 31st Regiment Co. G (General Pemberton). Joseph signed the oath of allegiance on 10 July 1863, witnessed by W. P. Burem, Captain, sworn and subscribed by Capt. J.O. Pullen of the 20th Regiment Illinois Volunteers. (Families of Hawkins County, 1786-1999, Vol.2, by Gladys Owens)

Martha and Joseph lived for a while in Hawkins County, Tennessee but then moved their family to Scott County, Virginia shortly after the Civil War came to a close.

Gladys Owens states that the family lived in Washington County as well. (Families of Hawkins County, Vol. 2, 1786-1999)

On page 334 of “Families of Hawkins County, Vol. 2, 1786-1999, Gladys states that Martha’s father was Benjamin Scalf. This is incorrect but certainly understandable due to the way he was listed on some transcribed census records.

Copies of his marriage certificate, deeds, tax lists, and personal family knowledge reveals that his name was in fact “Berryman” Scalf and he was known as Berry. He also had a son Berry B. Scalf, which has also been confusing to some researchers and often listed as Henry.

The children of Joseph Ruth and Martha Scalf Ruth are listed here as stated by Roy Kindle before his death. Roy was the son of Houston Kindle and Polly Ann Scalf, daughter of Joseph and Martha Jane (Scalf) Ruth.

Roy could not recall the dates for these children; however, he did remember the names. Roy stated that his mother always used the name Pollyanna.  We are assuming this was Mary A. Ruth since Polly was often used as a nickname for Mary. Her correct name was probably Mary Ann Ruth.

Children as stated by Roy Kindle and children listed on census records:

     1) Myrtle Rebecca Ruth (census birth date = 1860)
    
2)
 Thomas Henry Ruth (census birth date = 1862)
    
3)
 John Wesley Ruth (census birth date = 1866)
    
4)
 Keener Parson Ruth (census birth date – 1869)
    
5)
 Polly Ann Ruth (probably Mary A. census birth date = 1871)
    
6)
 Sarah Frances Ruth (census birth date = 1873)
    
7)
 Victoria Louisa Ruth - born May 11, 1874 and died July 17, 1939.
    
8)
 Samuel Ruth - born April 28, 1878 and died February 10, 1951.

Children of Joseph and Martha as listed from “Families of Hawkins County, Volume 2, 1786 – 1999, page 334-335 as stated by Gladys Owens.

     1) Rebecca born 1-12-1860 in TN married Harvey or George Griffin.
    
2)
 Thomas H. born 1862 in TN
    
3)
 John W. born 1866 in VA
    
4)
 Keene born 1869 in VA.
    
5)
 Mary (Polly) born 1871 in VA.
    
6)
 Sarah (Sally) born 1873 in VA.
    
7)
 Victoria Louise - born May 11, 1874 and died July 17, 1939 in VA; married John P. Taylor.
    
8)
 Samuel born VA 4-28-1878 died 2-10-1951 married 12-13-1898 Addie Lambert born 5-6-1880 died 1-18-1940. Addie was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Lambert and Mary Ann Emmertt.

From notes of my conversation with Roy Kindle and his wife Annie, Roy stated that Myrtle Rebecca Ruth married a Griffin and one girl married a Taylor. Roy also stated that Sarah married a Falin; however, he had no first names. 

The 1860 census of Hawkins County, Tennessee reveals that Martha and Joseph were living with her parents in Hawkins County, Tennessee at the enumeration of the 1860 census.

Notes listed at the end of the lines are from the author.

1860 Hawkins CO, TN          26 July 1860               District 16       New Canton

SCALF, Bery M 52 1808 TN
(Page) Rebecca F 50 1810 TN
        Mark M.     M 21 1839 TN
        James M 19 1841 TN
        Andrew M 17 1843 TN
        William  M 15 1845 TN
        Berry  M 12 1848 TN
        Doctor S.  M 10 1850 TN
        Simpson M   8 1852 TN
COMPTON, Lotty F 20 1840 TN
RUTH, Joseph F 25 1835 TN
RUTH, Martha J. F 23 1837 TN
RUTH, Rebecca M. F 7/12 7/12 TN

Rebecca and Thomas were the only two children born in Tennessee according to the 1870 Scott County census.

1870 Scott CO VA                 28 September 1870    Powell Township

RUTH, Joseph B. M 35 1835 VA (Joseph B. Ruth)
       Martha J. F 33 1837 TN (Martha Jane Scalf)
       Rebecca M. F 10 1860 TN (Myrtle Rebecca)
       Thomas H. M   8 1862 TN (Thomas Henry)
       John M   5 1865 VA (John Wesley)
       Parson K.   M   1 1869 VA Keener Parson)


1880 Scott CO VA                 8 June 1880    Powell District

RUTH, Joseph B. Head 48 1832 VA IRE NC  
        Martha J. Wife 42 1838 TN TN TN  
        Rebecca M. Dau 20 1860 TN TN TN  
        Thomas H. Son 18 1862 TN TN TN  
        John W. Son 14 1866 VA TN TN  
        Keener Son 11 1869 VA VA TN  
        Mary A. Dau   9 1871 VA TN TN (Polly Ann)
        Sarah F. Dau   7 1873 VA TN TN  
        Louisa Dau   5 1875 VA VA TN  
        Samuel Son   3 1877 VA VA TN  

A Henry Ruth was living in Washington County, Tennessee next door to Terry White in 1840. Henry’s age was 40-50 as well as his wife. There were four daughters and three sons in the home on this census. We believe one of the sons was Joseph Brady Ruth.

Nathan Page, father of Rebecca Page Scalf was living about 18 houses from Henry Ruth. In Families of Hawkins County, page 332, Gladys Owens states that Joseph Brady Ruth was the son of Thomas Henry Ruth and his mother’s name was unknown.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

It has been listed in many manuscripts that Sela Scalf living in the home of the Guinn family in Washington County, Tennessee 1850 was a daughter of Berryman; however, there is no confirming documentation to support this theory and the children from the census records of Berryman Scalf correlate with the known family history of Berryman’s children; therefore, we believe this is a mistake in various manuscripts. The author has found no supporting records or evidence to believe that Sela Scalf was a daughter of Berryman Scalf. 

An earlier researcher who conveyed this opinion to Elsie Payne Archer when Henry Scalf was writing “Chronicles of the Scalf Family” “assumed” that Sela was likely a daughter of Berryman.  This was only an assumption that found its way into Chronicles of the Scalf Family and Scalf Family History, as well as other manuscripts and descendent charts.

No confirming evidence or documentation supports this opinion; however, a few records do suggest Sela could have been a granddaughter of either David S. Scalf or Benjamin Scalf, Sr. 

 

MYRTLE REBECCA RUTH
Daughter of
Joseph B. Ruth and Martha Jane Scalf
Rebecca<Martha<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Myrtle Rebecca Ruth was born either December of 1859 or January of 1860. Gladys Owens states in Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee that she was born January 12, 1860. No reference is given for the birth date but we assume this is correct. The 1900 census of Scott County, Virginia lists a birth date of January 1861; however, Rebecca’s age is probably off a year on this census as most were.

The census of 1860 shows that she was seven months old in July of 1860 making it possible for her to have born in January. Her parents were living in the home of her grandparents, Berryman and Rebecca (Page) Scalf when Rebecca Ruth was born in 1860. 

Rebecca married a Griffin according to her nephew Roy Kindle; however, we have no marriage date for this couple. From a search of the census records, we believe Rebecca married George W. Griffin. If the following census records do represent the family of George W. and Rebecca (Ruth) Griffin, then Rebecca either died or they divorced 1920-1930. We believe Rebecca died.

The census records below were compiled assuming this is the family of George and Rebecca Ruth Griffin; however, we are not certain this is the correct family and further research will be needed to verify this family.

In 1900, Rebecca stated she had 8 children with 7 living. There appears to be a significant gap between Bessie and Elijah and this might have been when another child was born and died.

Notes at the end of the lines on the following census records were taken from the census records.

1900 Scott Co. VA                 5 June 1900                Powell District

GRIFFIN, George Head 35 Feb 1865 VA VA VA Married 8 years
         Rebecca Wife 39 Jan 1861 TN TN TN 8 children born, 7 living
         Venus Dau 19 Aug 1880 VA VA TN  
         Maggie  Dau 16 Aug 1883 VA VA TN  
         Henry Son 15 Mar 1885 VA VA TN  
         Bessie Dau 12 Jan 1888 VA VA TN  
         Elijah Son   7 Apr 1893 VA VA TN  
         Anlee Dau   4 May 1896 VA VA TN  
         Harvey Son   2 Mar 1898 VA VA TN  


1910 Scott Co. VA                 9 May 1910                Powell District

GRIFFIN, George W. Head 46 1864 VA VA VA Married 19 years - 2nd marriage Farmer
           Rebecca Wife 49 1861 TN TN TN Married 19 years - 2nd marriage  
           Elijah Son 17 1893 VA VA TN    
           Annie L. Dau 14 1896 VA VA TN    
           James H. Son 12 1898 VA VA TN    
           George C. Son   6 1904 VA VA TN    

The enumerator listed Rebecca and George as being married twice. It is possible that George was married twice and the enumerator mistakenly repeated this in the column for Rebecca. However, it is also possible that both George and Rebecca had married prior to their marriage.

1920 Scott Co. VA                 12 June 1920              Powell District

GIFFIN George W. Head 53 1867 VA VA VA Farmer
           Rebecca Wife 59 1861 TN TN TN  
           James H.  Son 21 1899 VA VA TN  
           Geogre C. Son 16 1904 VA VA TN  

Rebecca died before the enumeration of the 1930 census or they divorced, as she was not listed on this census. The census also did not list George as widowed suggesting this couple might have divorced.

1930 Scott Co. VA                 2 April 1930                Powell District

GRIFFIN, George W. Head 64 1866 VA VA VA Farmer
            Lizzie Dau in law 30 1900 VA VA VA  
            Thurman R. G-son   7 1923 VA VA VA  
            James H. G-son   5 1925 VA VA VA  

Lizzie is listed as the daughter-in-law of George Griffin and appears to have been the wife of James H. Griffin. This assumption is based solely on the fact that Lizzie had a son named James H.



THOMAS HENRY RUTH
Son of
Joseph B. Ruth and Martha Jane Scalf
Thomas<Martha<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thomas Henry Ruth was born about August 2, 1862 (Terry Mullins)

Joseph and Martha were probably living with Berryman and Rebecca when the first two children were born. Thomas was the second child and the census records suggest that John, the third child was born in Virginia around 1865 or 1866. The move to Virginia probably took place when Joseph Ruth returned from the war.

Thomas Henry Ruth married Sarah Ann Failin 4 March 1882. (Terry Mullins)


JOHN WESLEY RUTH
Son of
Joseph B. Ruth & Martha Jane Scalf
John<Martha<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Wesley Ruth was born March 1865 or 1866 in Virginia according to census records. We cannot confirm with certainty that the census records below are the same John W. Ruth; however, from all appearances, we believe this is John, son of Joseph B. and Mary Jane Scalf Ruth. 

The census records reveal that John and his wife Magga (Maggie) had been married for eight years at the enumeration of the 1900 census. This calculates at marriage date of 1882.

In 1910, both John and his wife state they were married for 15 years which calculates a marriage date of 1885. John states this is his second marriage but Maggie states it is her first marriage. John was born in 1865 or 1866 according to earlier census records. Note that on the 1930 census he stated he married at 24 years old. If his birth from earlier census records is correct, John could have married 1889 or 1890 to Maggie (maiden name unknown).

In 1900 they had no children and only boarders were living in the home. In 1910 John and Maggie had four children with the oldest (Martha) being 18 years old. Martha’s birth date calculates to 1892 and she should have been listed on the 1900 census as 8 years old; however, no children were listed in 1900. Martha may have been visiting relatives that day.

Ester, the second child was 10 years old in 1910 calculating a birth date of 1900. The next child, Bertie, was 3 years old calculating a birth date of 1907 and the last child Robert was 2 which would calculate a birth date of 1908. There is a significant space between the birth of Ester and Bertie that might indicate some children had been born and died.

The child Mertie listed on the 1920 census is near the age of the child that appears to be Bertie in 1910. We believe this is the same person with the age listed incorrectly. Bertie appears in 1910 and Mertie appears in 1920. John and Maggie also have two more children born by 1920, Bailey and Minnie.

In 1930 Beulah and Madge Breeding are listed in the home as granddaughters of John and Maggie indicating that one of the daughters had married Breeding and may have died before 1930. 

1900 Wise Co. VA                 4 June 1900                Richmond Magt. District

RUTH, John W. Head 34 Mar 1866 VA VA VA Married 8 years
           Magga Wife 24 Mar 1876 VA VA VA Married 8 years
BROWN, Robert Boarder 23 Jan 1877 VA VA VA  
SANDIDGE, John Boarder 23 Jun 1874 NC NC NC  
LINGON, Lige Boarder 19 May 1881 TN TN TN  
GAINES, Robert R. Boarder 16 Jun 1884 TN TN TN  


1910 Wise Co. VA                 7 May 1910    Richmond District

RUTH, John Head 34 1876 VA VA VA Married twice Coal miner
        Maggie Wife 32 1878 VA VA VA Married once 4 children born, 3 living
        Martha Dau 18 1892 VA VA VA    
        Ester Dau 10 1900 VA VA VA    
        Bertie Dau   3 1907 VA VA VA    
        Robert  Son   2 1908 VA VA VA    


1920 Wise Co. VA                 15 January 1920         Richmond District

RUTH, John Head 53 1867 VA VA VA Coal miner
        Maggie  Wife 45 1875 VA VA VA  
        Mertie  Dau 15 1905 VA VA VA  
        Robert Son 14 1906 VA VA VA  
        Bailey  Son 11 1909 VA VA VA  
        Minnie Dau   5 1915 VA VA VA  
BURDINE, William Boarder 19 1901 KY KY KY Coal miner


1930 Wise Co. VA                 11 April 1930              Richmond District

RUTH, John W. Head 64 1866 VA VA VA Married @ 24
         Maggie A. Wife 51 1879 VA VA VA Married @ 16
         Robert H. Son 24 1906 VA VA VA Road construction
         Bailey Son 22 1908 VA VA VA Laborer - dairy
         Minnie L. Dau 15 1915 VA VA VA  
BREEDING, Beulah L. G-dau   6 1924 VA VA VA  
BREEDING, Madge C. G-dau   3 1927 VA VA VA  

            

KEENER PARSON RUTH
Son of
Joseph B. Ruth and Martha Jane Scalf
Keener<Martha<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Keener Parson Ruth was born about 1869 in Virginia. We have no further information on Keener Ruth.

 

MARY A. (POLLY ANN) RUTH
Daughter of
Joseph B. Ruth & Martha Jane Scalf
Pollyann<Martha<Berryman<John R<Lewis)

Mary A. (Polly Ann) Ruth was born February 1870 or 1871 in Virginia according to census records. We were unable to get a full birth date or marriage date for Polly before her son Roy passed away.

Polly married Houston Kindle in Scott County, Virginia. The 1900 census of Scott County, Virginia states that Polly had been married for 12 years, which calculates a marriage date of 1888. The 1910 census states she had been married 23 years, which calculates a date of 1887. Their first child, Martha, was born 1889.

Polly stated in 1900 that she had 10 children with 8 living. The two oldest children, Martha and Ida do not appear on the 1910 census and we believe these are the two children that died. We also believe that Victoria from the 1900 census is listed as Clara on the 1910 census. If this is correct, then Martha and Ida were the two children that died 1900-1910.

1900 Scott Co. VA                 21 June 1900              Taylor District

KINNEL. Huston Head 30 Jul 1869 VA NC NC Married 12 years  
         Polly A. wife 30 Feb 1870 VA TN TN 4 children born, 4 living  
         Martha E. Dau 10 Aug 1889 VA VA VA    
         Ida H. Dau   8 Mar 1892 VA VA VA    
         Victoria Dau   3 Feb 1897 VA VA VA    
         Dewey Son   2 Mar 1898 VA VA VA    


1910 Scott Co. VA                 7 May 1910                Powell District

KINDLE, Huston Head 41 1869 VA VA VA Married 23 years
           Polly A. Wife 39 1871 VA TN TN 10 children born, 8 living
           Clara Dau 14 1896 VA VA VA  
           Dewey  Son 11 1899 VA VA VA  
           Thomas Son   9 1901 VA VA VA  
           Roy Son   5 1905 VA VA VA  
           Lena B. Dau   3 1908 VA VA VA  
           Armis Dau 1 7/12 1909 VA VA VA  

Note on the 1910 census the name Armis. This is how the name appears on the census; however, reviewing the 1920 census we find that her name was Alice. Lena appears to have been Lena Belle.

1920 Scott Co. VA     5 January 1920           Powell District

KINDLE, Huston Head 50 1870 VA VA VA Farmer
           Polly  Wife 49 1871 VA VA VA  
           Dewey Son 20 1900 VA VA VA  
           Thomas Son 17 1903 VA VA VA  
           Roy Son 14 1906 VA VA VA  
           Belle Dau 12 1908 VA VA VA  
           Alice Dau 10 1910 VA VA VA  
           Rosa Dau   8 1912 VA VA VA  
           Woodrow Son   6 1914 VA VA VA  


1930 Scott Co. VA          29 April 1930        Powell District

HH #310

Family #315

KINDLE, Huston Head 63 1867 VA VA VA Married @ 20 Farmer
          Polly A. Wife 60 1870 VA VA VA Married @ 17  
          Tom H. Son 29 1901 VA VA VA Laborer  
          Rosa L. Dau 19 1911 VA VA VA    
          Reby Dau 17 1913 VA VA VA    

Living nearby is Burdine Kindle, age 60 and wife Florence. They have two sons at home, James and Samuel. This could be a brother to Houston Kindle. Living next door to Huston and Polly in 1930 was their son Roy Frank Kindle.



ROY FRANK KINDLE
Son of
Mary A. (Pollyann) Scalf and Houston Kindle
Roy<Pollyann<Martha<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Roy Frank Kindle was born June 9, 1904 in Scott County, Virginia, the son of Mary A. (Pollyann) Scalf and Houston Kindle. Roy died November 28, 1993.

Roy married Annie L. Bostic, daughter of Rufus and Mary Benton Bostic. Annie was born August 27, 1907 and died April 27, 2003. Roy and Annie were married December 31, 1924. Both Roy and Annie are now deceased. Roy retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1969 after 24 years of service.

Roy and Annie were the parents of six children:

     1) Wilma (Kindle) Tomlinson.
    
2)
 Eileen (Kindle) Stata.
    
3)
 Ellra Kindle married Fay ___.
    
4)
 Mildred (Kindle) Sturgill.
    
5)
 Patsy (Kindle) Bledsoe married Wade Bledsoe.
    
6)
 Frank Kindle married Marlene ___.

Both Ellar and Frank served two years in the U.S. Army. Ellra was employed with Tennessee Eastman Company in 1991 but may have retired at the time of this writing. His brother Frank was employed with AFG Industries (Hawkins Co. Plant) and may also have retired at the time of this writing. (Scott County, Virginia and its People, 1814-1991, page 228, submitted by Annie Kindle)


1930 Scott Co. VA          29 April 1930        Powell District

HH #311

Family #315

KINDLE, Roy Head 26 1904 VA VA VA Married @ 21  
         Anna Wife 22 1908 VA VA VA Married @ 17  
         Wilma  Dau   2 1928 VA VA VA    
         Iline Dau 5/12 1929 VA VA VA    


Roy Frank Kindle died November 28, 1993 according to the SS Indexes. We do not have his obituary at this time.      

Name:                                  Roy Kindle
Last Residence:                 
24244 Duffield, Scott, Virginia, United States of America
Born:                                   9 Jun 1904
Died:                                    28 Nov 1993
State (Year) SSN issued:   Virginia (Before 1951)

Roy’s wife, Annie Bostic Kindle, survived him ten years. Annie’s obituary is listed here, courtesy of Virgil Scalf.

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Annie Loraine Bostic Kindle, 95, of the Fairview community, died Sunday evening (April 27, 2003) at her residence after an extended illness.
Born August 27, 1907 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Rufus T. and Mary Elizabeth Benton Bostic. She loved flowers, gardening, and quilting. She professed her faith in Christ at an early age. She was loved by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Roy Frank Kindle; two brothers, E.M. Bostic and Ed Bostic; sister, Callie Bostic; four grandchildren, Mark Stata, Barry Brent Kindle, Gary Wayne Kindle and Myron Frank Kindle.

The family would like to express their thanks for the wonderful care provided by her special caregivers, Sue Bledsoe, Lizzie Johnson and Teresa Starnes.

Surviving are her daughters, Wilma Jean Tomlinson of Clinchport, Eileen Stata of Kingsport, Mildred Sturgill of Clinchport, Patsy and husband Wade Bledsoe of Clinchport; sons, Ellra and wife Faye Kindle of Clinchport, Frank and wife Marlene Kindle of Kingsport; sister, Venus Bostic of Clinchport; grandchildren, Brenda and husband Robert Stevens, David (T) and wife Debbie Kindle, Chuck and wife Connie Sturgill, Craig Sturgill, Gregory and wife Emily Sturgill, Phillip and wife Rose Bledsoe, Kathy and husband Robert Rhoton, Donna and husband Steve Baldwin, Randy and wife Sheila Perciful, and Lori Kindle; great-grandchildren, Jody Blair, Mark Stata, Scott Stata, Joey Sturgill, Eric Sturgill, Noelle Bledsoe, Lilly Bledsoe, Mitchell Rhoton, Avery Rhoton, Rebecca Baldwin, Rachel Baldwin, Jonathan Perciful and Makaylah Perciful; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village and anytime at the home of Patsy Bledsoe.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Minister Randy Perciful officiating.

Music will be provided by Salleys Chapel Quartet.

Committal services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport.


SARAH (SALLIE) FRANCES RUTH
Daughter of
Joseph B. Ruth & Martha Jane Scalf
Sarah<Martha<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Sarah Frances (Sallie) Ruth was born about 1873 in Scott County, Virginia. She married either John Falin or George Falin. Several folks state John Falin and several state George Falin. It is unknown to this author, which is correct. Roy Kindle. stated that she married “a Falin” but had no idea what her husband’s name was. No further information.

 

VICTORIA LOUISA  RUTH
Daughter of
Joseph B. Ruth & Martha Jane Scalf
Louisa<Martha<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Louise V. Ruth was born May 11, 1874 in Scott County, Virginia. According to the article in Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee by Gladys Owens, Louisa married John P. Taylor. Roy Kindle stated that one of the girls married a Taylor but he could not recall which one. We were able to find a John Taylor with wife, Louise on the following census records. Louisa died July 17, 1939. (Link to death certificate) 

1900 Scott Co VA                  ? June 1900                Taylor District

TAYLOR, John Head 32 Apr 1868 VA VA VA Married 11 years
           Lou Wife 26 May 1874 VA VA VA 4 children born, 3 living
           James H. Son   9 Jul 1890 VA VA VA  
           Charles H. Son   7 Feb 1893 VA VA VA  
           Dora A. Dau   2 Jun 1897 VA VA VA  


 1910 Scott Co VA                  10 May 1910              Taylor District

TAYLOR, Jno Head 42 1868 VA VA VA Married 1 time for 20 years    
          Lou V. Wife 36 1874 VA VA VA Married 1 time 5 children born, 4 living  
          Chas. Son 17 1893 VA VA VA      
          Dora Dau 13 1897 VA VA VA      
          Milo Son   7 1903 VA VA VA      
          Chas. H.  Father 67 1843 VA VA VA      

Living next door to John and Lou is a family believed to have been their son, James H. Taylor.

1910 Scott Co. VA                 10 May 1910              Taylor District

TAYLOR, James H. Head 18 1892 VA VA VA Married 1 time
            Ester Wife 22 1888 VA VA VA No children


1920 Scott Co. VA                 26 January 1920         Taylor District

TAYLOR, John Head 50 1870 VA VA VA
         Lou V. Wife 45 1875 VA VA VA
         Milo Son 18 1902 VA VA VA
         Claude G-son   8 1912 VA VA VA

Claude, the grandson of John and Lou was most likely a son of James H. Taylor and wife Ester according to calculations from the censuses.

1930 Scott Co. VA                 8 April 1930                Taylor District

TAYLOR, John Head 62 1868 VA VA VA Married @ 21
          Louise Wife 56 1874 VA VA VA Married @ 17
          Claude Son 18 1912 VA VA VA  

 

SAMUEL DOCK RUTH
Son of
Joseph B. Ruth & Martha Jane Scalf
Samuel<Martha<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Samuel was born in Virginia on April 28, 1878 and died October 10, 1951. He married Addie Lambert born May 6, 1880 and died January 18, 1940. She was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Lambert and Mary Ann Emmertt. (Families of Hawkins County, TN, 1776-1999, Vol 2, page 334, by Gladys Owens)

(Link to death certificate)

Family of Hawkins Co. TN, 1776-1999, Vol 2, page 334-335 by Gladys Owens lists the following children of Samuel and Addie: 

     1) Ollie Mae born 5-10-1899 in VA and died 7-27-1981 in Charleston, SC. Married Paul Jarrett.
    
2)
 Reba Jane born 3-21-1902 in VA and died in Rutledge, TN. Married 2-11-1930 Eckle Derrick.
    
3)
 John William born 7-30-1905 in VA died 10-21-1974 in Kingsport, TN. Married 5-30-1930 Clarice Clark.
    
4)
 George Washington born 1-1-1907 in VA died 4-26-1986 in North Charleston, SC. Married 1.1935 Minnie Mays.
    
5)
 Thomas Lewis born 4-12-1909 died 6-25-1978 in Kingsport, TN. Married 12-21-1935 Hazel Davis.
    
6)
 Charles Ernst born 7-12-1912 in VA, died 4-30-1993 in Lawrenceville, GA. Married 6-22-1934 Bonnie Mays.
    
7)
 Nora Helen born 2-12-1915 in Hawkins County, TN, died 5-15-1997 in Charleston, SC. Married September 1953 Walter Spangle.
    
8)
 Bertha Ann born 4-20-1919 in Kingsport, TN. Married 4-27-1940 Charles Luster Hicks.

Samuel also answered the draft for World War I. His draft card is transcribed here:

Name: Samuel Ruth
Address:  Kingsport (Sullivan Co) TN
Age: 42
Birth Date: April 28, 1876            Link to document
Occupation: Laborer
Employment: R. C. Duff Co.
Nearest Relative:  Addie Ruth
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Red
Date of Card: September 12, 1918

Samuel and Addie were found on the 1920 Sullivan County, Tennessee census.

One name on the 1920 census is very difficult to determine. This name could have been Tomie, Samie or Lanie or possibly even Lorrie. However, Gladys Owns states there was a son named Thomas and this is probably him on this census.

1920 Sullivan Co. TN             28 January 1920         12 Civil District

RUTH, Samuel Head 44 1876 VA TN TN Sawmill worker
         Addie Wife 43 1877 TN NC TN  
         Reba J. Dau 18 1902 VA VA TN  
         John Son 15 1905 VA VA TN  
         George W.  Son 13 1907 VA VA TN  
         Tomie Son 10 1910 TN VA TN  
         Charles Son   7 1913 VA VA TN  
         Nora H. Dau 4 2/12 1915 TN VA TN  
         Bertha A. Dau 8/12 1919 TN VA TN  

By 1930 Samuel had moved his family to Hawkins County, Tennessee.

1930 Hawkins Co. TN           14 April 1930              7th Civil District

RUTH, Samuel Head 53 1877 VA VA TN Married @ 22
          Ada Wife 53 1877 TN TN TN Married @ 22
          Tom Son 19 1911 TN TN TN  
          Reva Dau 18 1912 VA TN TN  
          Charlie Son 17 1913 VA TN TN  
          Nora Dau 14 1916 TN TN TN  
          Bertha Dau 11 1919 TN TN TN  

   

MARK M. SCALF
Son of
Berryman Scalf & Myrtle Rebecca Page
Mark M<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mark M. Scalf was born about 1838 in Washington County, Tennessee. We believe that Mark was the Martin M. Scalf who joined the 37th Tennessee Infantry at Rogersville Junction (Bulls Gap) in Hawkins County, Tennessee as a Confederate Soldier.

An M. M. Scalf died on the train en-route to Vicksburg, Mississippi on March 24, 1862. We believe this was Mark M. Scalf, son of Berryman Scalf.

The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederate. First Series: Embracing a Review of Military Operations with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls.
Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls.
Thirty-seventh Tennessee Infantry

Scalf, M. M., d. March 24, 1862.

Scalf, Martin     M    F Co. 37th - Tennessee Infantry Private – Confederate

M. M. Scalf died March 24, 1862 at Decatur, Alabama on train en-route to Vicksburg, MS – died of disease. (Military file – McClung Library – Knoxville, TN)

The above information and the information listed below was copied from records at McClung Library in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1987 by Mary Lou Scalf Kilgore and Margaret Scalf Fleenor:

Martin M. Scalf, Pvt. Co. F. 37th Tenn. Infantry

7th Tenn. Regiment Provisional Army – 1st E. Tenn. Rifles

Joined 09-01-1861 at Henderson’s Depot for 12 months. Died at Decatur, Alabama March 24, 1862 of disease.

8The fact that Mark was listed on the census records as Mark M. Scalf, combined with the fact that Martin M. Scalf is listed in the Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, in conjunction with the fact that Henderson’s Depot (Rogersville Junction) is now known as “Bulls Gap” and located near the home of Berryman Scalf suggests that Mark M., Martin M. and M. M. Scalf are the same person. No other Mark, Martin or M. M. Scalf was found in the East Tennessee area during this time.



JAMES SCALF
Son of
Berryman Scalf & Myrtle Rebecca Page
James<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

James Scalf son of Berryman Scalf and Myrtle Rebecca Page was born about 1841 or 1842 in Hawkins County, Tennessee and died March 29, 1863 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. James was killed by a falling tree at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi, no doubt from the heavy cannot shot fired. 

The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederate. First Series: Embracing a Review of Military Operations with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls.
Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls.
Sixtieth Tennessee Infantry

Scalf, James, d. March 29, 1863.

James Scalf Co. C -60th TN Mtd. Inf Private – Confederate

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

James joined the Confederacy the same date (09-20-1862) as his brothers, Jesse and Nathan at Washington County, Tennessee under Lt. Taylor for three years in Company C of the 60th Mounted Infantry, Crawford’s Regiment, also known as the 79th Tennessee Infantry. James was killed at Vicksburg, Mississippi when a tree fell on him on March 29, 1863. (McClung Library, Knoxville, TN)

We have no information on the burial of James but assume he is buried in the Confederate Cemetery at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
 

ANDREW SCALF
Son of
Berryman Scalf & Myrtle Rebecca Page
Andrew<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Andrew Scalf, son of Berryman Scalf and Myrtle Rebecca Page was born about 1840 or 1841 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. We believe Andrew was named for his uncle, Andrew Page.

Andrew Scalf  - G - 39 TN Mtd Inf – Private – Confederate. (The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederate.)

Andrew Scalf, Pvt. Co. G 39th Tenn. Mounted Infantry. Col. W. M. Bradford’s Regiment Volunteers – also known as the 31st Tenn. Infantry.  Andrew joined March 18, 1862 at Rogersville Junction by W. M. Bradford for 12 months. LINK TO CARD NO. 1 OF 11

Andrew was home on sick leave May and June 1862. LINK TO CARD NO. 4 OF 11.

Andrew was discharged March 26, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. (Military Muster Card - McClung Library, Knoxville, Tennessee)

LINK TO CARD NO. 9 OF 11

Andrew was discharged and paid for his horse and clothing in 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. No further records have been found for Andrew and it is unknown if Andrew returned home or if he died before he made it home. LINK TO CARD NO. 11 OF 11



WILLIAM SCALF
Son of
Berryman Scalf & Myrtle Rebecca Page
William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Scalf, son of Berryman and Rebecca was born about 1845. Some census records suggest 1847 but the earlier censuses suggest 1845 and this is probably more accurate than 1847 considering the ages of the other children.

William was not old enough to take part in the Civil War and remained at home with the family. The war had taken the five older brothers and only one or possibly two of them would return; however, we can only be certain of one.

William married Amanda Matilda Crumley. We believe they married somewhere other than Tennessee or Virginia because a marriage cannot be found for this couple in these areas. Matilda was born in South Carolina and it is possible that William was working there when they met. Other records suggest a connection from the Berryman line to folks in South Carolina but the exact connection has not been determined at this time.

It appears that William and Matilda married around 1866 estimating from the birth of their first child, William Andrew. We can confirm with some amount of certainty that William’s wife’s name was either Amanda Matilda or Matilda Amanda due to the fact she is listed as Amanda on the 1870 census, Tilda on the 1880 census and Mandy M. on the 1900 census. Mandy was used for a short name for Amanda. These census records confused many researchers for a long time, myself included. Confirmation of her name is confirmed by the daughter-in-law of William and Amanda.

Excerpt from a telephone conversation with Eva Pearl Roach, daughter in law of William and Amanda in a 1967 interview by Bob Scalf:

“William Scalf (married Amanda Crumley) (middle name may be Andrew, believed from Hamilton Co., married twice, buried at New Market, TN.” (Eva Pearl Roach Scalf)

(Note from the author: William was from Washington County, Tennessee area and later moved to New Market, TN)

Matilda stated on the 1900 census that she had six children with only four living. In studying the census records, it appears there could have been two born and died between Andrew and Harvey from the 1880 census.

William and Matilda moved around quite a bit for they were found first in the 19th district of Washington County (Fall Branch), then the 7th and last the 2d district of Washington County.

It should also be noted that there is no confirming evidence that Amanda Matilda was Amanda Matilda Crumley other than the statement from Eva Pearl Roach Scalf and we have no reason not to believe this as fact. We believe this could be where Charlie Scalf (son of Berry B.) acquired his middle name of Crumley.

We have no records to confirm that William Scalf was married twice as stated by Eva; however, we did find a William Scalf listed on the 1920 census of Knox County, Tennessee at the age of 78 years old born 1842. His wife is Lula, age 48.

William and Lula were living in the 2d district of Knox County, Tennessee and this is also where William and Matilda lived. Considering this information we believe this is the same William Scalf (son of Berry B.) that married first to Amanda Matilda Crumley.

Note that William’s age is off on every census. 

1870 Washington CO TN      18 October 1870         District 19       Fall Branch

SCALF, William M 23 1847 TN
         Amanda F 22 1848 SC
         William  M   2 1868 TN


1880 Washington CO TN      1 June 1880    District 7

SCALF, William Head 30 1850 TN TN TN
           Tilda Wife 24 1856 SC SC SC
           Andrew Son 12 1868 TN TN SC
           Harvey Son   6 1874 TN TN SC
           Mary Alice Dau   4 1876 TN TN SC
           Monroe  Son   2 1878 TN TN SC


By 1900 William and Matilda had moved with several family members to Jefferson County, Tennessee and then to Knoxville (Knox County) Tennessee.  Their son Monroe had married his first cousin, Martha Scalf daughter of Berry B. Scalf.  All of William’s children had moved to Knox County, Tennessee with the exception of Harvey who had moved to Iowa.

1900 Knox CO TN                 15 June 1900              District 2

SCALF, William Head 62 May 1838 TN TN TN  
         Mandy M. Wife 59 Apr 1841 SC SC SC 6 children born, 4 living

William and Amanda were not found in 1910. However, a marriage for a William M. Scalf to Lula Haynes was found at McClung Library in Knoxville (Knox Co) TN. The couple was married August 1, 1917. (Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, McClung Library)

LINK TO MARRIAGE LICENSE OF WILLIAM SCALF AND LULA HAYNES (Courtesy of the author)

We believe this was the same William that married Amanda Matilda Crumley, however, we have no proof other than the middle initial of his name on the marriage record which matches the 1930 census. If this is the same William, then Amanda died 1900-1917.

1920 Knox CO TN                 15 January                  District 2

SCALF, William M. Head 78 1842 TN US US
              Lula Wife 48 1872 TN KY TN

William was not found as head of house in 1930 and we believe he died 1920-1930. It has been suggested that William died in Crawfordsville, Indiana. We have been unable to confirm this at this time.

A Lula Scalf was found living in the home of her brother-in-law in 1930 Knox County, Tennessee. She is listed as a widow and married first at age 25. Lula was listed as 50 years old on this census. However, if this is the same Lula Scalf as listed on the 1920 census with William, she would have been around 58 years old.  This may or may not be Lula Haynes. If so, then Haynes was likely a married name from a prior marriage. Also, if this is the correct person, William M. Scalf died 1920-1930.


1930 Knox CO TN                19 April 1930             District 13

MCCLAIN, Ferrel Head 65 1865 TN TN TN  
           Jessie Wife 48 1882 TN TN TN  
           Hershel Son 27 1903 TN TN TN  
           Sajronia Dau   7 1923 TN TN TN  
POWERS, Theodore Son in law 24 1906 TN TN TN  
      "           Marry    Dau 21 1909 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Lula Sister in law 50 1880 TN TN TN Widow

 

 

WILLIAM ANDREW JACKSON SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Amanda Crumley
William A<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Andrew Jackson Scalf was born May 29, 1862 and died September 29, 1929 in Virden, Macoupin, Illinois. He was the son of William Scalf and Amanda Matilda Crumley.  William Andrew Jackson was a brother to Monroe Scalf who married Martha Scalf, daughter of Berry B. Scalf. Berry B. Scalf and William (father of William Andrew) were brothers.

William Andrew married Matilda V. Minter June 15, 1893 in Knox County, Tennessee. (Knox County TN marriages)

William Andrew Jackson Scalf and Matilda V. Minter Scalf were living in Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1910 and 1920 along with other relatives. William had died by 1930 and his widow was living in Fountain County, Indiana with her daughter Lula Scalf Solomon.

Excerpt from an interview with Eva Pearl Roach Scalf, second wife of Minter Arthur Scalf son of William Andrew Jackson Scalf taken by Bob Scalf in 1967:

“Andrew buried in Waynestown, Illinois; wife was German, buried in IN” 

“Lula Scalf Solomon (sister of Minter Arthur Scalf) lived in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1967.”

1910 Jefferson CO TN          21 April 1910                          District 12

 SCALF, William J. Head 47 1863 VA VA SC
(Minter) Matilda V. Wife 48 1862 NC VA VA
           Minter A. Son 15 1895 TN NC VA
           Lula E. Dau 14 1896 TN NC VA
           Columbus A. Son 11 1899 TN NC VA


1920 Jefferson CO TN          8-10 January 1920                 District 7

SCALF, William A.J. Head 56 1864 VA VA SC
           Matilda V. Wife 58 1852 NC VA VA
           Columbus A. Son 20 1900 TN VA NC
MASON, William Lodger 29 1891 TN TN TN


1930 Fountain CO IN                        14 April 1930              Cain Township

SOLOMAN, Theo Head 36 1894 TN TN TN  
          Lula Wife 34 1896 TN TN TN  
          Wilson Son 10 1920 IL TN TN  
           Demple Fern Dau   4 1926 IL TN TN  
SCALF, Matilda V. Mother in law 70 1860 TN TN TN Widow

Matilda Scalf died June 7, 1939.


JAMES HARVEY SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Amanda Matilda Crumley
Harvey<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

James Harvey (Harve) Scalf was born December 1873 (census) in Washington County, Tennessee. Harvey was living in the home of his parents in 1880 Washington County, Tennessee.

 James Harvey Scalf died November 29, 1929 in Cantril, Iowa and is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, section 1, Row 23. Dates on headstone read; 1873-1929, Book 2, page 190, Van Buren County, Iowa Records, Keosauqua, IA. (Iowa Cemetery Records - Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

(Link to obituary for James Harvey Scalf)

Harve married Daisy Mae Thompson December 7, 1897. She was born May 15, 1879 near Cantril, Iowa. She was the daughter of D. L. and Martha Thompson.

Mrs. Daisy Scalf married Benjamin F. Martin May 13, 1933 in Abingdon, IL, the brides two sons witnessed the marriage, Edgar and Garland Scalf. The wedding was kept secret for a month. They both resided in Milton, IA. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Harve and Mae had four children:

     1) Garland V. Scalf, born August 1899, Iowa. (1900 Van Buren County census)
    
2)
 Virgil Carson Scalf born September 18, 1901 (female) Jackson Township, Van Buren County, Iowa  (Book 4, page 357-Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)
    
3)
 Catherine Leona Scalf born May 12, 1903 (female) Jackson Township, Van Buren County, Iowa (Book 4, page 358-Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)
    
4)
 Edgar Eugene Scalf, born September 6, 1914, Milton, Iowa Jackson Township, Van Buren County, Iowa. Parents were J. H. Scalf, age 41 and Daisy M. Thompson, age 36. Number of children 4. Number of children living, 3. (Book 5, page 184) (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)


1880 Washington CO TN      1 June 1880    District 7

SCALF, William Head 30 1850 TN TN TN
           Tilda Wife 24 1856 SC SC SC
           Andrew Son 12 1868 TN TN SC
           Harvey Son   6 1874 TN TN SC
           Mary Alice Dau   4 1876 TN TN SC
           Monroe  Son   2 1878 TN TN SC


1900 Van Buren CO IA                     11 June 1900              Jackson Township

SCALF, J. Harvy Head 26 Dec 1873 TN TN TN  
          Daisy Wife 20 May 1880 IA IN OH 1 child born, 1 living
          Garland V.  Son 9/12 Aug 1899 IA TN IA  

1905 Van Buren CO IA State Census

J. H. Scalf Cantril, IA
May Scalf Cantril, IA
Garland Scalf Cantril, IA
Leona Scalf Cantril, IA


1910 Van Buren CO IA                     25 April 1910              Jackson Township

SCALF, Harve J. Head 36 1874 TN TN TN  
          May Wife 30 1880 IA IA IA 3 children born, 2 living
          Garland V. Son 10 1900 IA TN IA  
          Leona Dau   6 1904 IA TN IA  

1915 Van Buren CO IA State Census                        Jackson Township

SCALF, J. H. M 41 1874 TN 18 years in IA    
        May F 35 1880 IA 35 years in IA    
        Garland M 15 1900 IA 15 years in IA    
        Leona F 11 1904 IA 11 years in IA    


WWI DRAFT CARD:

Name: Harve James Scalf
Age: 44
Residence: Cantril, Van Buren CO, IA
Date of Birth: December 25, 1873          (Link to document)
Occupation: Farming
Employer's name: Self
Nearest Relative: May D. Scalf
Address: Cantril, Van Buren CO, IA
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
Date: September 12, 1918


1920 Van Buren CO IA                     12 & 13 January 1920           Jackson Township

SCALF, Harvey Head 46 1874 TN TN TN
          May Wife 37 1883 IA IN OH
          Garland Son 20 1900 IA TN IA
          Leona Dau 16 1904 IA TN IA
          Edgar Son   5 1915 IA TN IA

1925 Van Buren CO IA  

     

 

Father

Born

Age last birthday

Maiden name of mother Born Age last birthday
SCALF, J. H. Head 51 TN William Scalf TN   Amanda Compton TN  
            May Wife 45 IA Lafayette Thompson IA 73  Martha Duncan IA  
            Edgar Son 10 IA J. H. Scalf TN 51 May Thompson IA 45

Obituary of James Harvey Scalf, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman:

HARVE SCALF DIES SUDDENLY:

Harve Scalf died quite suddenly of apoplexy at his home one and a half miles south of Elms School House a little before noon Friday. He fell as he rested a moment from sawing wood, and had passed away before he could be carried into the house. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon in the Methodist Church in Cantril and interment was made in the Cantril Cemetery.

(Link to obituary for Harve Scalf)

November 29, 1929 (Newspaper clipping)

(Link to obituary for Daisy Mae (Thompson) Scalf-Martin) (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

After Harvey died, Daisy remarried to Ben F. Martin.

MARRIAGE KEPT SECRET A MONTH

Mrs. Daisy Mae Scalf wed to Ben Martin May 13 in Illinois.

Benjamin F. Martin and Mrs. Daisy Mae Scalf both of Milton were married at Abingdon, Illinois on May 13, 1933. The wedding had been kept secret from most of the Milton friends until just a few days ago. They will continue to make their home in Milton Mr. Martin being a rural mail carrier from the Milton post office. The ceremony was performed in the office of an Abingdon justice of the peace, with the bride’s two sons, Edgar and Garland as witnesses. Since the ceremony, Garland was injured and later died as a result of a tragedy in Knox County, Illinois when a wall of dirt caved in on him while he was working to help put in some drain tile. Thirty-six friends of the newly weds, as soon as the news of their marriage was verified, gave them an old fashioned charivari at their home Monday evening of this week. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)



GARLAND VANCE SCALF
Son of
James Harvey Scalf & Daisy Mae Thompson
Garland<James Harvey<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Garland V. Scalf was born August 31, 1899 according to his WWI registration card. Garland married Marion Elizabeth Todd around 1920-1922 by estimation of their first-born child Harvey Eugene Scalf.

Children of Garland Vance Scalf and Marion Elizabeth Todd

     1) Harvey Eugene Scalf was born June 6, 1922 in Des Moines Township, Cantril, Iowa (Book 6, page 241, Van Buren County, Iowa Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)
    
2)
 Margaret Irene Scalf born December 6, 1923 in Jackson Township, Iowa. (Book 6, page 242, Van Buren County, IowaCourtesy Wendy Klosterman)

Interestingly, the mother of the next child is listed as Mattie Reynold; however, the next record of the children of Garland Scalf lists Marion Eliz Todd as the mother.

     3) Lawrence Dale Scalf born September 26, 1925 Jackson Township (Van Buren Co) Cantril, Iowa. Father was Garland Scalf and mother was Mattie Reynold. (Book 6, page 244 – Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)
    
4)
 Garnett Fay Scalf born July 2, 1927 in Jackson Township, Cantril, Iowa. Parents were Garland Scalf and Marion Eliz. Todd. (Book 6, page 245Courtesy Wendy Klosterman)
    
5)
 Garland Ray Scalf born July 2, 1897, Jackson Township (Van Buren Co.) Cantril, Iowa. Parents were Garland Vance Scalf and Marion Eliz. Todd. (Book 6, page 245Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

We believe there might have been an error in the listing of the mother of Lawrence Dale Scalf. It appears that Garnett Fay and Garland Ray were twins.

WWI DRAFT CARD:

Name: Garland Vance Scalf
Age: 19
Residence: Cantril, Van Buren CO, IA
Date of Birth: August 31, 1899          (Link to document)
Occupation: Farming
Employer's name: J. H. Scalf
Nearest Relative: J. H. Scalf
Address: Cantril, Van Buren CO, IA
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Date: September 12, 1918


1925 Van Buren CO IA       

     

 

Father

Born

Age last birthday Maiden name of mother Born Age last birthday
SCALF, Garland V. Head 25 IA Harvey Scalf TN 51  May D. Thompson IA 40 
            Matie E. Wife 28 IL Denner Todd IL   Clara Nanamaker IL 53
            Eugene Son   2 IA Elmer E. Dill IA   Matie E. Todd IL 28

“Garland Vance Scalf was killed soon after his mother’s second marriage. The tragedy was listed in her wedding announcement. He was digging a trench for tile when the wall caved in on him. He died a couple of days after the accident in Knox County, Illinois.” (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman

Garland and Marion have not been found on the 1930 census at this time and the only information we have on his children is the death of Garland Ray Scalf listed below.

Garland Scalf, Jr. was killed in action in the Korean Conflict. His military record is listed here. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Name: Garland R Scalf

Birth Date: 1927
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian
Home City: Jefferson
Home State: Iowa
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 5 Sep 1950
Processed Date: Nov 1979
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Cause: US Army - No Information Available
Casualty Air: US Army - No Information Available
Service Branch: US Army
Component: Reserve (USAR, USNR, USAFR, USMCR, USCGR)
Rank: Private First Class

Pay Grade: Private First Class (U.S. Army) Or Airman Second Class (Airman First Class) (U.S. Air Force) Or Lance Corporal (U.S. Marine Corps) Or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: A,C,D,F,H,S,Or T; Second Column: A; Third And Fourth Columns: Blank (U.S

Name: SCALF GARLAND R

Age: 27
Home: JEFFERSON, Iowa
Service Number: 46040287
Rank: E3
Branch: U.S. Army
Service Component: Reserve
Casualty Type: Killed in Action
Death Record: 500905
Race: Caucasian
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen

Garland was transported back to the states for burial and is buried in Rock Island County, at the National Cemetery, Rock Island IL.

 Name                             Section & Grave

SCALF, GARLAND R.                   E-34C

VIRGIL CARSON SCALF
Son of
James Harvey Scalf & Daisy Mae Thompson
Virgil<James Harvey<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Virgil Carson Scalf son of James Harvey Scalf and Daisy Mae Thompson was born September 18, 1901 at Jackson Township (Van Buren Co.) Cantril, Iowa. (Book 4, page 357, Van Buren County, Iowa Records – Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

We have no further information for Virgil.

CATHERINE LEONA SCALF
Daughter of
James Harvey Scalf & Daisy Mae Thompson
Catherine<James Harvey<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Catherine Leona Scalf daughter of James Harvey Scalf and Daisy Mae Thompson was born May 12, 1903 in Iowa. (Book 4, page 358, Van Buren County Iowa Records – Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

We have no further information for Leona.

EDGAR EUGENE SCALF
Son of
James Harvey Scalf and Daisy Mae Thompson
Edgar<James Harvey<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Edgar Eugene Scalf, son on of James Harvey Scalf and Daisy Mae Thompson was born September 14, 1914 in Iowa. (Payment of Old Age Assistance Tax, Van Buren County, Iowa, 1934-1937, Stockport, Iowa, Union Township Miscellaneous Book 36, Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

1940 Knox CO IL                        3 May 1940                    Abingdon

SCALF, Edgar Head 25 1915 IA
          Arlene Wife 23 1917 IA
          Vesta Dau   4 1936 IA
          Donna Dau   2 1938 IL

We have no further information for Edgar.

MINTER ARTHUR SCALF
Son of
William Andrew Jackson Scalf & Matilda V. Minter
Minter<William A.J.<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis

We are indebted to Mrs. Imogene Scalf McCall, daughter of Minter Arthur Scalf, for the dates and names of this family. Names and dates from her father’s Bible submitted to Bob Scalf of Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Minter Arthur Scalf was born October 26, 1894 and died December 3, 1962 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. (Eva Pearl Roach Scalf interview-courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Minter married first to Grace Pearl Farley January 28, 1917. Grace was born June 7, 1894 and died April 15, 1923.

Minter and Grace had three children:

     1) Helen Louise Scalf born October 21, 1917. Married Lynn B. Houser.
    
2)
 Beatrice Scalf born May 21, 1920. Married Will Edd Stipes.
    
3)
 Margaret Elizabeth Scalf born August 24, 1922. Married William H. Houser.

Minter then married Eva Pearl Roach 17 December 1923 at Mascot (Knox Co) Tennessee. (Knox Co Marriage License, McClung Library)

Children of Minter and Eva:

     1) Imogene Scalf born December 11, 1924, married John C. McCall.
    
2)
 Myzella Scalf born May 14, 1926, married Tillman Sherlin.
    
3)
 Katherine Scalf born February 19, 1929, married Herbert F. Mills.
    
4)
 Arthur Elmore Scalf born May 29, 1931, married Dorothy Witt November 11, 1950. Three children: Debbie, Darrell and Patricia. (Telephone conversation with Bob Scalf)
    
5)
 William Andrew Scalf born July 7, 1933.
    
6)
 Teddy Washington Scalf born August 7, 1935.
    
7)
 Matilda Marie Scalf born June 1, 1937.
    
8)
 Minter Porter Scalf born April 4, 1939.
    
9)
 Carl Edward Scalf born July 17, 1941.
  
10)
 Alma Patricia Scalf born March 17, 1944, married Woodrow Lawson.
  
11)
 Judy Carline Scalf born May 15, 1947, married David Hensley.

Notes of Bob Scalf from the 1967 interview of Eva Pearl Roach Scalf:

     1) Minter was born and raised at Mill Springs, near Cherokee Dam, in East Tennessee.
    
2)
 Daughter of Eva & Minter Scalf is Imogene Scalf McCall, married to John Clarence McCall of Strawberry Plains, TN.
    
3)
 Minter’s aunt by marriage (father’s brother’s wife) is Martha Scalf of Knoxville, TN. She has been married several times (Ed. Note – believe this is Martha Scalf Williams Mowl who is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville). (Author’s Note: This was not Martha Scalf Williams Mowl buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. This was the great-aunt of the author of this chapter, Martha “Matt” Scalf, daughter of Berry B. Scalf).
    
4)
 One of Minter’s relatives is Roe Scalf, a Knoxville preacher, who was burned in a church fire there. (Author’s Note: Monroe “Roe” Scalf was the husband of Martha “Matt” Scalf noted above and the great uncle of the author of this chapter. Monroe was burned in a fire in Rockwood Tennessee in 1930. He was the son of William and Amanda Crumley Scalf. William was a brother to Berry B. Scalf).
    
5)
 Author Elmore Scalf, Big Bend Road, Strawberry Plains, TN is a son of Minter & Eva Scalf. He was born May 29, 1911 and married Dorothy Witt Nov. 11, 1950. The have 3 children, Debbie, Darrell and Patricia.(Minter Scalf family - Scalf Family Website-Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

WWI DRAFT CARD:

Name: Minter Scalf
Age: 22
Residence: New Market, TN
Date of Birth: October 26, 1894          (Link to document)
Born: Washington CO, TN
Occupation: Farming
Employer's name: H. R. Nave
Height: Medium
Build: Stout
Eyes: Gray
Hair: dark
Date: June 5, 1917

Minter Arthur Scalf and Grace P. Farley were found living in Knox County, Tennessee in 1920. By 1930, Minter was living in the home of Robert Milhorn as a boarder.

1920 Knox CO TN                 2 February 1920         District 13

SCALF, Minter Head 24 1896 TN VA NC
(Farley) Grace P. Wife 20 1900 TN TN TN
       Helen L. Dau   2 1918 TN TN TN
       Columbus A. Bro 20 1900 TN VA NC


In 1930 Minter apparently was visiting in Sullivan County, Tennessee for he was found in the home of Robert Milhorn (relation unknown).

1930    Sullivan CO TN          7 April 1930                District 18

MILHORN, Robert L. Head 58 1872 TN TN TN
          Alice L. Wife 57 1873 TN TN TN
          Cleo M. Dau 24 1906 TN TN TN
          Riley L. Son 20 1910 TN TN TN
          Earnest R. Son 17 1913 TN TN TN
MCPERSON, George B. Boarder 60 1870 AR AL TN
BELL, Ruble          Boarder 25 1905 TN TN TN
SCALF, Minter Boarder 35 1895 TN TN NC


1940 Jefferson CO TN                        8 April 1940                        Strawberry Plains

SCALF, Minter B. Head 44 1896 TN
        Eva P. Wife 34 1906 TN
        Margaret E. Dau 17 1923 TN
        Imogene C. Dau 15 1925 TN
        Mozella Dau 12 1928 TN
        Katherine Dau 10 1930 TN
        Arthur E. Son   8 1932 TN
        William A. Son   6 1934 TN
        Tilda M. Dau   3 1937 TN
        Minter P. Son   1 1939 TN


EXCERPTS FROM A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WITH EVA PEARL ROACH SCALF BY BOB SCALF JUNE 26, 1967:

Eva Pearl Roach Scalf

Husband's name - Minter Author Scalf Oct 26, 1894 to Dec 3, 1962
                            (Buried in cemetery at Strawberry Plains, TN)

Husband's parents - Andrew Scalf and Matilda Minter Scalf
                               [William Andrew Jackson Scalf]
                               (Andrew buried in Waynestown, IL;
                               wife was German, buried in IN)

Husband's grandfather - William Scalf [married Amanda Crumley]
                                (middle name may be Andrew, believed from Hamilton Co.,
                                 married twice, buried in New Market, TN

Husband's sister - Lula Scalf Solomon lives in Crawfordsville, IN 47933
                                 (501 Prospect St.).
                                 She knows a lot more about the family.

Husband's brother - Columbus
                                  (Has son Clyde Scalf living in Crawfordsville, IN.
                                  Lula can provide address.

Miscellaneous facts -

Minter was born and raised at Mill Springs, near Cherokee Dam, in East Tennessee.

Daughter of Eva & Minter Scalf is Imogene Scalf McCall, married to John Clarence McCall, Box 72, Strawberry Plains, TN

Minter's aunt by marriage (father's brother's wife) is Martha Scalf of Knoxville, TN. She has been married several times. [Ed. Note - believe this is Martha Scalf Williams Mowl who is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville.


One of Minter's relatives is Roe Scalf, a Knoxville preacher, who was burned in a church fire there.

Arthor Elmore Scalf, Big Bend Road, Strawberry Plains, TN is a son of Minter & Eva Scalf. He was born May 29, 1911 and married Dorothy Witt on Nov. 11, 1950. They have 3 children, Debbie, Darrell, and Patricia.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: This Martha Scalf was the wife of Monroe “Roe” Scalf of Knoxville that Eva mentioned as a relative of Minter that was burned in a church fire. This was not Martha Scalf Williams Mowl. This was Martha Scalf-Scalf Teters


LULA E. SCALF
Daughter of
William Andrew Jackson Scalf & Matilda V. Minter
Lula<William A.J.<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Lula E. Scalf, daughter of William Andrew Jackson Scalf and Matilda V. Minter was born 1895-1897. Lula married Theodore (Theo) Solomon. Lula and Theo were found on the 1920 Jefferson County, Tennessee census but by 1930 had moved to Fountain County, Indiana. This family was followed on the census records of 1920 and 1930. Only two children are found on these census records; however, we believe there were likely more. Matilda V. Minter Scalf was living in the home in 1930 listed as a widow.


1920 Jefferson CO TN          2 & 3 January 1920               District 7

SOLOMAN, Theo Head 25 1895 TN TN TN
          Lula E. Wife 23 1897 TN TN TN
          Valentine W. Son 8/12 1919 TN TN TN


1930 Fountain CO IN                        14 April 1930              Cain Township

SOLOMAN, Theo Head 36 1894 TN TN TN  
          Lula Wife 34 1896 TN TN TN  
          Wilson Son 10 1920 IL TN TN  
           Demple Fern Dau   4 1926 IL TN TN  
SCALF, Matilda V. Mother in law 70 1860 TN TN TN Widow



COLUMBUS ANDREW SCALF
Son of
William Andrew Jackson Scalf & Matilda V. Minter
Columbus<William A.J.<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Columbus Andrew Scalf was born February 10, 1899 in Tennessee and married Lillie Maude Solomon December 17, 1921 in Knox County, Tennessee. (Knox County Marriages – McClung Library)

(LINK TO MARRIAGE DOCUMENT)

This family moved to Macoupin County, Illinois in 1930. Clyde Odis/Otis was a son of Columbus and Lillie and to our knowledge died in Illinois. It is reported that Lillie Maude Solomon was a sister to Theodore (Theo) Solomon. We have no further information on this family.

WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD

Name: Columbus Andrew Scalf
Age: 19
Residence: Cantril, Van Buren, IA
Date of birth: February 10, 1899
Present occupation: Farmer                           Link to document
Employed by: Harve Scalf
Where: Cantril, Van Buren, IA
Nearest relative: W. A. Scalf
Location: Jefferson CO, TN
Height: Tall
Build: Medium
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Infirmities: None
Date: September 12, 1918
Location: Van Buren CO, IA

1920 Knox CO TN                 2 February 1920         District 13

SCALF, Minter Head 24 1896 TN VA NC
(Farley) Grace P. Wife 20 1900 TN TN TN
       Helen L. Dau   2 1918 TN TN TN
       Columbus A. Bro 20 1900 TN VA NC

 

1930 Macoupin CO IL           17 April 1930              Virden Township

SCALF, Columbus Head 31 1899 TN TN VA
          Lillie Wife 38 1892 TN TN TN
          Clyde O. Son   7 1923 TN TN TN
          William J. Son   5 1925 TN TN TN
          Allie Dau   2 1928 IL TN TN


1940 Macoupin CO IL           3 April 1940              Virden Township

SCALF, Lillie Maud Head 48 1892 TN                   Widow
             Clyde Son 17 1923 TN
             Jay Son 14 1926 TN
             Allie Dau 11 1929 IL

 

CLYDE OTIS SCALF
Son of
Columbus Andrew Scalf & Lillie Solomon
Clyde<Columbus<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Clyde Otis Scalf, son of Columbus Andrew Scalf and Lillie Solomon, was born 21 Sep 1922 at Crawfordsville (Montgomery Co) Indiana and died February 1978. (SS Indexes, Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

We have no further information on Clyde and his family.

 

MARK MONROE SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Amanda M. Crumley
Mark M<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mark Monroe (Roe) Scalf son of William Scalf and Amanda Matilda (Crumley) Scalf was born June 1, 1878 in Greene County, Tennessee and died October 7, 1930 at 6 p.m. in Clarksville (Montgomery Co) Tennessee. Monroe is buried at the Greenwood Cemetery at Rockwood, Tennessee. (Death Certificate 23595 - State of TN Vital Statistics)

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE – (Courtesy Of the author)

Monroe married Martha (Matt) Virginia Scalf, daughter of Berry B. Scalf and Matilda Virginia Pierson 21 January 1896 in Washington County, Tennessee. (Washington County TN Marriages)

Correction to the marriage of Monroe and Martha Scalf:  The author mistakenly typed Greene County, Tennessee for the record of Monroe and Martha’s marriage; however, this should be Washington County, Tennessee. This has been corrected on the original transcript.

LINK TO MARRIAGE LICENSE OF MONROE AND MARTHA SCALF (Courtesy of the author)

Martha (Matt) Scalf was born about 1874 in Scott County, Virginia and died 1950 at Rockwood (Roane County) Tennessee. Matt is buried at the Greenwood Cemetery in Rockwood, Tennessee. (Headstone at Greenwood Cemetery-Roane Co. TN)

Uncle Roe and aunt Matt, as the author knew of them, lived at Chimney Top (Greene County) Tennessee after their marriage. A log house had been built by Houston Dykes and his wife Gillie Ann Scalf Dykes (sister of Matt) after their marriage and Houston and Gillie Ann lived there until their move to Tyler (Smith Co) Texas around 1908. Monroe and Matt then bought the home place of Houston and Gillie and lived there for a short time.

After Uncle Roe and aunt Matt lived in the log house of Houston and Gillie they moved to Rockwood (Roane Co) Tennessee where they divorced. Monroe then moved to Clarksville (Montgomery Co) Tennessee where he lived at a boarding house.

Monroe was a minister and was affiliated with the United Church of the Brethren, a very old German Baptist religion. Monroe pastured several churches in the Washington, Greene and Sullivan County area before he moved to Knoxville.

On a cold October day in 1930 at Clarksville (Montgomery Co) Tennessee Monroe went down to the church he attended to replenish the oil stove in the church. Thinking he had a container of oil to pour into the stove, Monroe picked up a container of kerosene and poured it into the already burning oil stove. The stove exploded and Monroe became a human torch. 

Monroe ran from the basement of the church covered in flames and continued to run down the street. A Negro man was driving a wagon through town on his way to the mill and saw Monroe. The man jumped off, grabbed a tarp from the wagon and chased Monroe until he caught him and tackled him to the ground smothering the flames with the tarp. Monroe was burned severely over 90 % of his body. He was taken to Clarksville Hospital where he lived until approximately 6 p.m. that evening and died from severe burns he received in the fire. Had Monroe not panicked and ran he might have been able to extinguish the fire and possibly lived.  (Death of Monroe Scalf as told by family members)

Aunt Matt came to visit our family the last time in 1946 when my older brother (James Harvey) was born and stayed several weeks until my mother was able to recuperate.

My parents went to Rockwood several times after 1947 but Matt had moved from the house where she had lived before and they were unable to find her.

We assume that aunt Matt was probably ill for several years before her death and this was the reason no one heard from her. Her son Harvey was not in the area and Harvey was the only child that knew how to contact us.

In 1989 my mother and I made a trip to Rockwood to see if we could locate any of the family. A former neighbor of aunt Matt told us where she was buried and we located the cemetery. We found that aunt Matt had passed away in 1950 four years after her last visit to Kingsport. Her sister, Mary Bell lived until 1959 and died not knowing that her sister had passed away. Her brother Charlie passed away in 1957 and neither he nor his family knew when aunt Matt passed away or where her grave was located.

The headstone of aunt Matt lists Martha Scalf Teeters 1869-1950. The birth date is incorrect according to records and family information.  Monroe’s headstone lists M. M. Scalf 1875-1930. Monroe’s birth date is also incorrect according to other records. 

We believe that Matt’s second husband (Mr. Teeters) might have been William David Teeters Tenn. F1 U.S. Navy WW I, March 1, 1895 – July 29, 1973. He is buried near Matt as well. The former neighbor informed us that aunt Matt had remarried to a Mr. Teeters but did not recall his given name. We are assuming this was her second husband due to the name and location of the grave.  

UPDATE ON THE SECOND HUSBAND OF MARTHA “MATT” SCALF:  After the posting of this chapter, we have learned that Matt’s second husband was Thomas Teeters.

LINK TO MARRIAGE RECORD (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Monroe registered for the draft on September 12, 1918 and his draft registration is transcribed and listed here:

WWI DRAFT REG CARD:

Name: Mark Monroe Scalf
Age: 41
Date of Birth:  June 1, 1877
Residence: 1440 Edgewood, Knoxville (Knox Co) TN
Occupation:  Minister
Nearest Relative: Wife - Martha Scalf      (Link to document)
Height/Build: Medium/Medium
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Date: September 12, 1918
Location: Not listed

Aunt Matt was a very nervous and “high-strung” person. She could not sit still for very long. She would sometimes ride a greyhound bus from Rockwood to Kingsport to visit family. On one occasion she brought her daughter Evy and several times she brought Harve. Helen and Weakly did not make the trip to Kingsport and the family never got to meet either of them.

In the 1940’s and through the 1950’s a bus ran through the community where we lived and folks would pay $.10 to ride the bus to town (Kingsport). When Aunt Matt came to visit, she had to ride a greyhound bus from Rockwood to the bus station in Kingsport and then catch the bus coming to our neighborhood. The bus did not leave the main highway and we lived off the main highway so Aunt Matt would have to stop the bus (pulling a cord overhead) and get off about ½ mile from our house and walk.

On one visit at our house, my dad had driven her to her brother Charlie’s house to visit. Charlie and his family lived on what is called the “upper end of Beech Creek” up in a hollow on the north side of Chimney Top Mountain. Matt had not been there long when it began to rain. She started to get nervous and pace. Aunt Matt was anxious to catch the bus back to Rockwood that evening and afraid the rain would cause her to miss it. Charlie did not drive but he had bought an old car for the boys to drive and the car had to be parked down the hollow near the main road because the old road to the house was rutted out pretty badly. Matt would have to walk out of the hollow and down to the main road so one of the boys (usually Ezra) could drive her to Kingsport.

Aunt Matt paced back and forth to the door and Charlie told her to just sit down awhile it was only a little summer shower and would be over soon. She finally asked Charlie, “do you reckon it’s raining down on the road, Charlie?”  Charlie said, “of course it’s raining down on the road Matt and it’s raining down the hollow to the road.”

Apparently, aunt Matt thought “isolated” meant it was only raining at Charlie’s house. In fond memory of aunt Matt, this became a joke in the family for when the family gets together and it starts to rain, someone is bound to say, “do you reckon it’s raining down on the road?”  This is just one of many stories this author has enjoyed from family members over the years.

Monroe and Matt were found on the following census records. The 1900 census records of Knox County, Tennessee show that Matt and Roe had two children but one had died. Josephine was their oldest living child.

1900 Knox CO TN                 15 June 1900              District 2

SCALF, Monroe Head 22 Jun 1878 TN TN TN  
        Martha V. Wife 22 Sep 1877 VA TN TN 2 children born, 1 living
        Josephine Dau 0/12 May 1900 TN TN VA  


By 1910, Monroe and Matt had moved to Jefferson County, Tennessee, not far from Knoxville. It appears from this census that Josephine and Eva could have been the same person. Eva was pronounced by family members as Evy with a short E and it is stated that her full name was Evelyn.  Note the age gap between Eva and Helen. Matt stated she had five children with two living so three children had died since her marriage to Monroe. 

1910 Jefferson CO TN          28 April 1910              District 1

SCALF, Monroe Head 33 1877 TN VA SC  
         Martha Wife 34 1876 VA VA VA 5 children born, 2 living
         Eva Dau   9 1901 TN VA VA  
         Hellen Dau   2 1908 TN VA VA  


In 1920, Matt and Monroe were back in Knox County, Tennessee. James Harvey (known as ‘Big Harve’) had been born and we believe there was at least one child born (also deceased) between James Harvey and Helen.  Weakly O. Scalf was the last child known of by this author and the 1930 census supports this.

1920 Knox CO TN                 19 January 1920         District 2

SCALF, Mark M. Head 43 1877 TN USA NC
        Martha V. Wife 44 1876 VA USA VA
        Helen Dau 11 1909 TN TN VA
        James H.  Son   7 1913 TN TN VA
        Weekly O. Son   5 1915 TN TN VA


1930 Montgomery CO TN       13 April 1930              Clarksville

SPIERS, Charlie Head 58 1872 MD MD MD
         Minnie Wife 48 1882 OH GERM GERM
         Ethel Dau 21 1909 TN MD OH
         Helen Dau 15 1915 TN MD OH
         Charlie, Jr. Son   8 1922 TN MD OH
SCALF, Monroe Boarder 52 1878 TN TN TN      Widower

 

JOSEPHINE SCALF
Daughter of
Mark Monroe Scalf & Martha (Matt) Scalf
Josephine<Mark M<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Josephine Scalf was born May 1900 in Knox County, Tennessee. We believe Josephine probably died young as family members do not recall hearing anything about her other than her name and she was not listed on the 1910 census. Aunt Matt stated she had five children with two living in 1910 and the two living were Evy and Helen, indicating that Matt had three children deceased, one likely being Josephine unless Josephine was actually Evelyn Josephine (Evy).

Names of the other two children are unknown; however, there are some children buried at Chimney Top Baptist Church Cemetery that might have been these children. No stones mark the graves and no one knew exactly where these children were located except for a couple of family members who are now deceased.

The only information the family has is that these children are buried at the feet of Kate Moore Scalf. The ground at the foot of Kate’s grave is sunken as if there could be graves located here.

 

EVELYN (EVIE) SCALF
Daughter of
Mark Monroe Scalf & Martha (Matt) Scalf
Evelyn<Mark M<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Evelyn or Evy (as she was known to family) was born about 1901 or 1902 in Knox County, Tennessee. She is believed to have married first to a Hardin and second to a Matt (surname). She was listed in her father’s obituary of 1930 as Evy Matt. We have been unable to locate any family members if living. 

 

HELEN SCALF
Daughter of
Mark Monroe Scalf & Martha (Matt) Scalf
Helen<Mark M<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Helen Scalf daughter of Mark Monroe Scalf and Martha (Matt) Scalf was born about 1908 or 1909 and might have been born in either Knox or Greene County, Tennessee. Helen married Denver French in Rockwood, Tennessee. She was listed as Helen French in the obituary of her father. This couple moved to Daytona, Florida where they owned and operated a Dry Cleaning Service. My father visited them when he was in the service 1942-1944 and we have a photograph of my father and Helen at that visit. After my father returned to Kingsport, contact was lost with the family and no further information is known.


JAMES HARVEY SCALF
Son of
Mark Monroe Scalf & Martha (Matt) Scalf
James Harvey<Mark M<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

James Harvey Scalf was born about 1912 or 1913 probably in Greene County, Tennessee. James was known to the family as “Big Harve.”  My brother, James Harvey Scalf, acquired the namesake of Harve Scalf. My brother was known to family as “Little Harve.” When Little Harve grew up, he and “Big Harve” were both 6 ft. tall.

Our family knew Harve well and he visited several times after my parents were married. He boarded with them for some time when he moved back to Kingsport around 1943-1945. He was employed at General Shale at this time. My mother could not recall the name of his wife but stated that he was married at that time and thought her name might have been Helen or Josephine; however, we believe she was confused with the names of his sisters.

The last time Harve was seen by the family was in the late 1940’s sometime around 1947. He had driven to Gate City (Scott Co) Virginia before he came to Kingsport but the reason was not recalled. For some reason that no one could recall, someone picked a quarrel with him in Gate City and a fight began. Harve was no stranger to a fight and could “hold his own” very well. The other man took a swing and Harve “laid him out.”

Of course the local law became involved but Harve was very much agitated and not easily calmed down. He took a swing at the officer and made contact. In his words, “both the lawman and the big mouth were just laying there on the side of the street sleeping like babies” when he left. 

Needless to say, Harve did not hang around to see if anyone else was interested in a mid-day nap. He hightailed it for Tennessee and stopped by our house to say hello. He was upset from what had happened and sorry that he had let it get out of control. He only stayed a few minutes and left.  (As told by Gladys Goad Scalf)

To this day, no one in our family has seen or heard from Harve. We suspect he is no longer living. At the time this incident happened he was a truck driver but no one knows what company he was driving for.

We have searched records for many years trying to find out what happened to him and the rest of the children with no luck. At some point, Harve joined the Navy; however, we have no dates on this but it is believed he was stationed in Washington, D.C. in 1930 when his father died. He may have served in WWII.

 

WILLIAM WEAKLEY SCALF
Son of
Mark Monroe Scalf & Martha (Matt) Scalf
Weakly<Mark M<William<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Weakly Scalf was born about 1915 or 1916 probably in Greene County, Tennessee. A deed of land suggests that Monroe and Matt were living in Greene County around this time. The only information we have been able to obtain concerning Weakly is a court order from Roane County, Tennessee after his father died. Matt had no income to care for Weakly after his father died and Weakly was “bound out” to learn a trade. We believe Weakly finished school and was employed by the Oak Ridge Nuclear Plant. This is the last information we have on Weakly. 

If anyone can help with locating descendents of this family it would be greatly appreciated. It is a possibility that Weakly is still living; however, the rest are likely deceased now. A record from Knox County (Knoxville) Tennessee suggests that Weakly might have married Helen Taylor; however, this cannot be confirmed.

(Link to death certificate of William Weekley)

The family knows no other name for Weakly. He is listed as Weakly O. Scalf on one census.


1940 Jefferson CO KY                    12 April 1940                           Louisville

SCALF, Wm W. Head 26 1914 TN
        Katheryne Wife 24 1916 TN
SHIVELY, Lyle        Step-son   5 1935 TN
        Betty J.  Step-dau   8 1932 TN

 

BERRY B. SCALF
Son of
Berryman Scalf & Myrtle Rebecca Page
Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Berry B. Scalf, son of Berryman Scalf and Myrtle Rebecca Page, was born June 18, 1843 in Scott County, Virginia according to his death certificate; however, the year was incorrectly stated on his death certificate by his son, Charlie. (State of TN Vital Statistics

Berry B. was actually born June 18, 1847 for his mother or father stated that he was three years old on the 1850 census of Washington County, Tennessee. Berry was nine months old when his grandfather, John Scalf, Sr. died March 10, 1848 at the home of Berryman Scalf in Greene County, Tennessee. (Statement of Edy Scalf, Pension File of John Scalf, Sr.)

Although Edy probably stated the name of the son they were visiting at the time of her husband’s death, this line is either faded out or the clerk failed to write the son’s name in and there is a blank space in this sentence. However, census and tax records of the sons of John Scalf, Sr. reveal that Berryman was the only son living in Greene County, Tennessee at this time. Berryman was living in Greene County, Tennessee when the 1840 census was enumerated but had moved over to Washington County, Tennessee by the enumeration of the 1850 census.

Berry B. Scalf died July 10, 1932 in Hawkins County, Tennessee at the home of his son, Charlie C. Scalf at Van Hill (Hawkins County) Tennessee.  The cause of death was listed as “paralysis” so we assume that Berry succumbed to complications from a stroke. He was buried July 12, 1932 at Chimney Top Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Greene County, Tennessee. Berry’s father’s name is listed as Berry Scalf and his mother is listed as Myrtle Page on the death certificate. He was born in Virginia according to the information given by his son but no records suggest that Berryman lived in Virginia after his marriage until 1870. If Berry B. was born in Virginia, the family was probably visiting at that time.

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE OF BERRY B. SCALF (Courtesy of the author)

Berry B. married Matilda Virginia Pierson born June 17, 1850 in Scott County, Virginia. (Birth date of Matilda by Eula Mae McNutt)

Matilda Virginia Pierson Scalf died October 23, 1923 at Chimney Top (Greene County) Tennessee. Matilda was buried October 25, 1923 at Chimney Top Baptist Church Cemetery in Greene County, Tennessee.  

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE OF MATILDA PIERSON SCALF (Courtesy of the author)

Matilda was the daughter of Alexander Pierson and Matilda McKnight and the granddaughter of Patrick Pierson and Mary Lane. Berry B. and Matilda were married 16 January 1870 in Scott County, Virginia.

LINK TO MARRIAGE LICENSE OF BERRY B. SCALF AND MATILDA PIERSON (Courtesy of the author)

A Charleton family member who was very fond of Matilda requested to be buried beside of Matilda and is buried between Matilda and Berry B. Scalf at Chimney Top Baptist Church Cemetery. No headstone marks the grave of this person and no one recalls which Charleton family member this was. (Diary of Bernie Scalf and children of Charlie Scalf)

Sundays for the Berry B. Scalf family were spent at church. This was also where families became acquainted with future spouses. Sometimes the walk to church would be several miles from home across the mountain, creeks, hills, and valleys but church was rarely missed as this was not only a house of worship to these families but a gathering place for folks to visit and swap news.

“Church certainly could not be missed. If missed, one might miss their future husband or wife. One reason some families married cousins according to Nannie Mae McNutt Fincher was,  “Pickins were slim at that time.” (Nannie McNutt Fincher)

Berry B. and Matilda were certainly loved by their friends and neighbors. Many Saturday nights were spent at the old home place in the mountain making music and singing. Berry played fiddle, mandolin, guitar and banjo. Matilda also played. They both took part in the services at Chimney Top Baptist Church with Berry holding services when needed and Matilda taught Sunday School. They both sang often at the little country church.

“Berry B. was responsible for making the wine for the monthly sacrament at church. On one occasion when Berry had made the wine for the Sunday night sacrament his sons John and Charlie (being young boys) had found the wine and drank it. Berry was beside himself not knowing what to do. He did not want to go to the service that night without the wine and he did not want to tell the church his sons had drank the wine. Finally, he decided he would go on to church.

When the meeting began and the preacher asked Berry for the wine, Berry mumbled something inaudible and the preacher asked again for the wine. Berry’s response was “grapes soured.”  Of course, everyone knew this was not an excuse so Berry had to admit that his two sons had found the wine and drank it. The church prayed a lot for John and Charlie that night but not enough for them to avoid a good thrashing when Berry got home. He was so embarrassed about the wine that he refused to go back to church for a long time.” (Nannie McNutt Fincher)

Berry loved to play the mountain music and every chance he got he was found making music. Berry also loved to dance but thought it might be a sin for a Christian to dance so he tried to avoid dancing. The kinfolks would gather on Saturday night to make music and sometimes on Sunday after church. One Sunday after church Berry came home to find the Pierson family had come to visit. Guitars, mandolins, banjos and fiddles were tuned up and the music began.

“Berry could never sit still while the music was playing and they knew that pretty soon he would be ‘cuttin the rug.’  Berry would pat his foot and then as if he remembered he shouldn’t do this he would slap his leg and stop. Not far along into the festivities, some of the kinfolk began to urge Berry to ‘dance us one.’  Finally, he couldn’t stand it any longer and Berry jumped up, threw off his long-tailed Sunday coat and said, ‘Just lay right there you old Baptist while I dance this one out.”  (Nannie McNutt Fincher)

There was always music in the Scalf and Pierson home. Natural talent abounded in the family and Berry’s sons, John and his brother Charlie taught singing schools all over East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and North Carolina. Charlie taught more in the East Tennessee area but John would travel all over to teach singing schools. If John or Charlie ever played an instrument no one recalls but they were well known for their singing abilities. Most of the children and grandchildren of this line play various instruments and sing.

Life was hard for the family at Chimney Top. There wasn’t much land that could be worked without working the side of the mountain so that is what Berry and his children did. Gardens were planted using a mule and plow on the side of the mountain and lots of logging took place. Chimney Top Mountain is a rocky mountain and many rocks were carried from the planting grounds and stacked below the old log home place. In the 1960’s the rocks were still neatly stacked. Berry and his sons built a rock wall below the old cabin with these rocks. . Wild flowers of many colors grew along the rock wall and all around the house. Berry had built a shed with an attic just a few feet from the old cabin and Nannie McNutt Fincher related a very humorous story about the attic.

Sometimes Berry would get mad at Matilda and “leave.”  One morning on a visit with her aunt Matilda, Nannie asked Matilda where uncle Berry was. Matilda replied, “He’s left me.”  Nannie was distraught over this but Matilda did not seem the least bit concerned. Nannie said she couldn’t understand why Matilda was not upset and asked her about it. Matilda replied, “Oh, he leaves me all the time but he always comes back when he smells the ham and biscuits, and sure enough Berry came in the house just as they were sitting down to eat. Matilda told Nannie that Berry would get mad at her and leave thinking Matilda did not know where he was. Matilda always pretended not to know where he was. (Nannie McNutt Fincher)

After the death of Matilda, Berry went to live with his daughter Mary Bell at Speer’s Ferry (Scott Co) Virginia. He lived with Bell awhile and then went to live with his son Charlie in Hawkins County, Tennessee where he died from a stroke.

The three oldest children are not shown on the census records. Berry and Matilda married in 1870 but were not found on the 1880 census. We know they were living at Copper Creek (Scott Co) Virginia and assume the name was misspelled on the census index or they were missed by the enumerator. The older children not listed in 1900 were William (Bill) Scalf; Martha (Matt) Scalf and Gillie Ann Scalf. All three had married at this time.

Berry and Matilda were the parents of eight children. Seven lived to adulthood and one died young. We have not found the name of this child and no one can recall now.

1900 Greene CO TN             8 June 1900    District 17

SCALF, Berry Head 52 Jun 1848 TN VA TN  
       Matilda V. Wife 47 Nov 1852 VA VA KY 8 children born, 7 living
       Thomas J. Son 22 Jun 1877 VA TN VA  
       Marry B. Dau 18 Feb 1882 VA TN VA  
       John E. Son 16 Apr 1884 VA TN VA  
       Charley C. Son 10 Jun 1887 VA TN VA  


1910 Greene CO TN             2 May 1910    District 15              

SCALF, Berry Head 64 1846 TN VA TN
      Tilda Wife 52 1858 VA VA KY
      Charlie C.  Son 19 1891 TN TN OH
      Jeff    Son 26 1884 TN TN OH


1920 Greene CO TN             10 & 12 January 1920           District 17

SCALF, Berry B. Head 76 1844 TN TN TN
          Matilda V. Wife 69 1851 VA VA OH
          Thomas J. Son 43 1877 VA TN VA


1930 Scott CO VA                 8 April 1930                Estillville District

HENSLEY, George D. Head 61 1869 VA VA VA
         Bell M. Wife 45 1885 VA TN VA
SCALF, Berry         Father in law 86 1844 TN VA TN

PHOTO OF BERRY B. SCALF, MATILDA VIRGINIA PIERSON AND SON, THOMAS JEFFERSON SCALF - This photo was taken shortly before Matilda died in 1923 (Courtesy of Margaret Scalf Fleenor)

 
WILLIAM N. “BILL” SCALF
Son of
Berry B. Scalf & Matilda V. Pierson
William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William N. “Bill” Scalf was born December 14, 1872 in Scott County, Virginia, and died June 14, 1947 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. William is buried at the Williams Cemetery in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas among other family members.

The exact birth date for William was found on his draft registration card and this card confirms that William was the first-born living child of Berry B. Scalf and Matilda (Pierson) Scalf. Several dates have been noted referring to William’s birth, but the family of John Eli Scalf always stated that William was the oldest child of Berry B. Scalf.

It is understandable that the year could have been misinterpreted due to the fading of the draft card. The year could be assumed to be 1877; however, the faded line (tail) of the last number we feel sure was intended to be a 2 and not a 7. William Scalf was the great uncle of the author. It appears that William forgot how hold he was on several census records which did not help solve the issue of his birth date.

William married first to Vonie/Vonnia Ira Compton according to information from a great-granddaughter. She also states that Vonie’s mother was Bernadette Clemmons and did not know if Vonie was born before Bernadette’s marriage to James Loyd Dalton or after the marriage. If Vonie were a Compton it would appear that Bernadette had either married a Compton before her marriage to the Dalton, or Vonie was born out of wedlock and her mother was a Compton who married a Clemmons and then a Dalton. We have not been able to resolve this issue at the present time.

It has also been stated (and previously thought by the author) that William married his first cousin, Vonie Scalf, daughter of his uncle William Scalf and Amanda Matilda (Crumley) Scalf due the fact that Vonie is listed as Scalf on her marriage record. However, her first name is also listed as ‘Bony” instead of Vonie.

(Photograph - Courtesy of Margaret Scalf Fleenor)

Many manuscripts list Vonie as the sister of Mark Monroe Scalf who married William’s sister, Martha (Matt) Scalf. However, the census records do not list a daughter by this name under William and Amanda Scalf. The only daughter listed is Mary Alice Scalf whom we have no information on.

It is possible that William Scalf and Amanda Crumley Scalf had another daughter after the last census but not likely. When asked if Bill and Vonie were related, Mrs. Orlan (Nannie Mae) Fincher, niece of Berry B. and Matilda Scalf stated that she could not recall a relationship between Bill and Vonie but she did recall the family being upset that aunt Matt (sister to William) married her cousin Mark Monroe Scalf who was a son of William and Amanda.

Lola Scalf, daughter of William and Vonie passed down the information to her children and grandchildren that Vonie was Vonie Compton and we do not doubt that Lola would have known her mother’s maiden name. Due to the information from their daughter, we have disregarded the name on the marriage record of William and Vonie and consider the information of her daughter as the official record.

William and Vonie were married June 24, 1897 in Greene County, Tennessee according to the marriage index book at the Greene County courthouse. The marriage certificate did not exist.

By 1900, William and Vonie were living in Knox County, Tennessee near his sister Martha and her husband Monroe, along with members of Monroe’s family.

By 1910, William and Vonie had moved back to Greene County, Tennessee and according to family legend, they were living in the log house built by his brother-in-law, Thomas Houston Dykes. This house was near Berry B. and Matilda at Chimney Top Mountain.

Sometime around 1908 - 1910, William and Vonie Compton Scalf, along with John and Katherine Moore Scalf decided to try their luck in Texas. The two families moved to Tyler (Smith Co) Texas where William and Vonie lived until their deaths. Records suggest that Houston and Gillie Ann Scalf Dykes (sister of William and John) had left for Texas around 1908 or 1909. 

William and Vonie had six children with only four living to adulthood. Vonie Scalf died in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas 1925-1930 according to our best estimation from family information. We believe Vonie is buried in an unmarked grave in the William’s Cemetery in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas where her husband William is also buried.

After Vonie’s death, William remarried to Anna Belle Sasser around 1929 either in Alabama or Texas. Anna Belle was born August 21, 1893 in Alabama and died December 18, 1978 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. She is buried at the Williams Cemetery in Tyler.

After their marriage William moved Anna Belle from Alabama to his home in Tyler, Texas and three children were born to this union. Rosa, Josephine and James Howard Scalf. Rosa and Josephine were still living in 2002 in Tyler, Texas. James Howard Scalf was born April 24, 1936 and died September 8, 1961 when his car was hit by a train on the railroad track in Tyler.

Our family knew of the children of William and Vonie but had never known if there were children from William’s second marriage until the 1970’s when Harvey Scalf, brother of the author, moved to Tyler, Texas and was employed by the Tyler Pipe Corporation.

While on the job Harvey met Henry Scalf, son of William and Vonie. Harvey and Henry had never met but had known of each other through family members. Harvey was quite surprised to find that Henry was also employed at Tyler Pipe. The two became acquainted and exchanged family information. We discovered through Henry that William had remarried after the death of Vonie and had three more children.

Around the year 2000, a granddaughter of William and Anna Belle through their daughter Rose contacted me by email. Another g-g-g-granddaughter through Lola, daughter of William and Vonie also contacted me in 2001.

Around 2002 Louise Waldrep (g-g-g-granddaughter of William and Vonie) and her brother, along with his wife and Louise’ daughter made a trip to Tennessee to visit the old home place at Chimney Top.

Louise submitted some of the information listed below. Her aunt Jackie whose mother was Lola Scalf, daughter of William and Vonie, passed this information to her and we are grateful for her help in placing these family members.

After the death of William, Anna Belle Sasser Scalf remarried to a McCaslin; however, we have no information on this marriage.

William “Bill” Scalf registered for the draft in World War I. A transcribed copy of his draft card is listed below.

WWI DRAFT CARD:

Name: William Scalf
Age: 45
Residence:  Rt. 7 Tyler (Smith) Texas
Date of Birth:  December 14, 1872          (Link to document)
Occupation: Farming
Nearest Relative: Vonnie Scalf
Build: Tall/Medium
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Date: September 12, 1918
Location: Smith County, Texas


1900 Knox CO TN                 15 June 1900              District 2

SCALF, William Head 21 Dec 1879 TN TN VA  
         Vonie Wife 20 May 1880 TN TN TN 1 child born, 1 living
         Lola Dau 11/12 Jun 1899 TN TN TN (Born in Knox CO, TN)


1910 Greene CO TN             2 May 1910                District 15

SCALF, William Head 31 1879 TN TN OH  
         Vonia Wife 31 1879 TN TN TN 6 children born, 4 living
         Lola Dau   8 1902 TN TN TN  
         Adrin Dau   6 1904 TN TN TN  
         Garvie Son   3 1907 TN TN TN  
         Belle Dau 0/12 1910 TN TN TN  


1920 Smith CO TX                 20 January 1920         Pleasant Grove

SCAFF, Will Head 47 1873 VA VA VA  
      Vonie Wife 40 1880 TN TN TN (Vonie Compton)
       Adrian Dau 15 1905 TN VA TN  
       Gravie Dau 12 1908 TN VA TN  
       Bell Dau   9 1911 TN VA TN  


Lee and Henry in the home in 1930 were the children of William and Vonie. Rosie was the first child born to William and Anna Belle Sasser Scalf.

1930 Smith CO TX                 14 April 1930              Justice Precinct 2

SCALF, Willie Head 47 1873 TN TN VA
       Anna B. Wife 35 1895 AL GA AL
       Lee  Son 15 1915 TX TN AL
       Henry Son 12 1918 TX TN AL
       Rosie M.   Dau 4/12 1930 TN TN AL


1940 Smith CO TX                    6 May 1940                        Precinct 3

SCALF, Willie M. Head 69 1871 TN
           Anna B. Wife 48 1892 AL
           Lee Son 28 1912 TX
           Henry Son 23 1917 TX
           Rosa M. Dau 10 1930 TX
           Josephine Dau   8 1932 TX
           Howard Son   3 1937 TX

We have no photograph of William’s first wife, Vonie, or of his second wife, Anna Belle.

 

LOLA ESTELLE SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf & Vonie Compton
Lola<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lola Estelle Scalf daughter of William and Vonie Compton Scalf was born June 28, 1899 in Knox County, Tennessee and died January 12, 1969 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. Lola is buried in the Williams Cemetery. (Cemetery marker-Williams Cemetery - Courtesy of Louise Waldrep

Lola married Henry Decatur “Jake” Mays born July 29, 1887, died March 7, 1952 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Mays and Caroline Parker. Lola and Henry lived at Brownsboro in Tyler, Texas.

After Henry died Lola remarried to Standard Eugene Hubbard. Eugene was born October 12, 1896. His headstone does not list a death date. Eugene is buried beside of Lola at the Williams Cemetery in Tyler, Texas. (Courtesy of Louise Waldrep)

Children of Lola and Henry Mays from Louise Waldrep:

     1) Jackie Mays born April 29, 1919 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas married Raymond Dye. Jackie died October 6, 1996 in Jacksonville (Cherokee Co) Texas.
    
2)
 Earl Harvey Mays born November 15, 1925 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas married Margaret (MNU) believed to have been Margaret Cox. Earl died in Jacksonville (Cherokee Co) Texas but we have no death date.
    
3)
 Elzie Andrew Jackson Mays born October 15, 1928 in Troup (Cherokee Co) Texas. No further information.
    
4)
 Alvenia Louisa Mays born September 25, 1930 at Tyler (Smith Co) Texas, died June 20, 1984 at Lufkin (Angeline Co) Texas. She married Francis Levy May March 10, 1947 at Conroe (Montgomery Co) Texas. Alvenia is buried at Union Springs in Corrigan (Polk Co) Texas.

Note: Texas death records list Alvenia as Elvena Louise.


JACKIE MAYS
Daughter of
Lola Estelle Scalf & Henry Decatur Mays
Jackie<Lola<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jackie Mays daughter of Lola Estelle Scalf and Henry Decatur Mays was born April 29, 1919 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas and died June 10, 1996 in Jacksonville (Cherokee Co) Texas. Jackie is buried at Earls Chapel. She married Raymond Dye and this couple had four children. Jackie then married a Spikes but we have no information on this marriage or if there were children. (Courtesy of Louise Waldrep)

Children of Jackie Mays and Raymond Dye from Louise Waldrep:

     1) Shirley Ann Dye born June 22, 1943 in Houston, Texas. Shirley married ____ Norsworthy and they had four children. Jackie was living outside of Jacksonville, Texas in 2001.

          a) James Ray (PeeWee) Norsworthy.
          b
)
 Patrick Bryan (Butch) Norsworthy.
          c
)
 Shirley Janette (Eller) Norsworthy.
          d
)
 Roy Randal Norsworthy.

     2) Joyce Ivy Dye was born September 4, 1945 in Houston, Texas. Joyce married ___Rogers. Joyce was living in Camile, Texas outside of Coldsprings in 2001.

They had the following children.

          a) Anita Jo Rogers.
          b
)
 Jeanie Kay Rogers
          c
)
 Ricky Lynn Rogers
          d
) Kristina Grace Rogers

     3) Hazel Marie Dye born July 15, 1950 in Lufkin, Texas, died February 7, 1986 in Chandler, Texas. Hazel is buried at the Williams Cemetery in Tyler, Texas. Marie married ___Bumper.

          a) Bobby Lynn Bumper
         
b)
 Mellisa Marie Bumper
         
c)
 Allen Roger Nash Jr.

4) Ollie Faye Dye born May 17, 1953 in Aransas Pass, Texas. Faye had the following children:

          a) Catheryn Renee Dye born May 1972
         
b)
 Bryan O’Neal Terry.

EARL HARVEY MAYS
Son of
Lola Estelle Scalf & Henry Decatur Mays
Earl<Lola<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Earl Harvey Mays son of Lola Estelle Scalf and Henry Decatur Mays was born November 15, 1925 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. Earl married Margaret Cox (?). (Courtesy of Louise Waldrep)

Earl and Margaret had the following children:

     1) Earl Harvey Mays, Jr. born June 2, 1951, died August 2, 1973. Earl Jr. is buried at the Williams Cemetery in Tyler, Texas.  Earl Jr. married Sue ___ and had the following children: Harvey Lenn and Charles.
    
2)
 Jimmy Wayne Mays, married Sue (after Harvey’s death) and they have a daughter and a son.
    
3)
 Marjorie Gail Mays. Two sons.
    
4)
 Richard Lynn Mays. One daughter and a son.
    
5)
 Danny Lynn. Two daughters and a son.

(Courtesy of Louise Waldrep)

ELZIE ANDREW JACKSON MAYS
Son of
Lola Estelle Scalf & Henry Decatur Mays
Elzie<Lola<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Elzie Andrew Jackson Mays, son of Lola Estelle Scalf and Henry Mays was born October 15, 1928 in Troup (Cherokee Co) Texas. Elzie married first to Marie (maiden name unknown) and they had on daughter, Claire Marie. Marie and their daughter Claire Marie were killed in an automobile accident in 1949 and are buried in Willis Cemetery (assumed to be in Willis, Texas). Elzie then married Juanita (maiden name unknown) and had the following children:

     1) Sheba Mays
    
2)
 Eddie Mays
    
3)
 Judy Mays
    
4)
 Johnny Mays (killed September 1998 or 1999) buried outside of Flat, Texas.
    
5)
 David Earl (Peanut) Mays.
    
6)
 Frances Mays (Female)

(Courtesy of Louise Waldrep)

ALVENIA LOUISE MAYS
Daughter of
Lola Estelle Scalf and Henry Decatur Mays
Alvenia<Lola<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Alvenia Louise Mays (aka Dean), daughter of Lola Estelle Scalf and Henry Mays was born September 25, 1930 at Tyler (Smith Co) Texas and died June 20, 1984 at Lufkin (Angeline Co) Texas. She is buried at Union Springs in Corrigan (Polk Co) Texas.

Alvenia married Francis Levy May, born September 12, 1911 at Lovelady (Houston Co) Texas. They were married March 10, 1947. Francis died January 24, 1981 at Diboll (Angeline Co) Texas and is buried at Union Springs in Corrigan (Polk Co) Texas.

Alvenia and Francis had six children. Two of these children made the trip to Tennessee in 2001 to visit the old home place of Berry B. Scalf. This was the first time any of our family had met this part of the Texas family and we really enjoyed the time we spent together.

Children of Alvenia and Francis:

     1) Judy Estelle Mays born June 15, 1948 at Cleveland (Liberty Co) Texas and died June 15, 1948 at Cleveland, Texas.
    
2)
 Levy (Little Levy) Mays born? died January 31, 1953 at Livingston (Polk Co) Texas.
    
3)
 Raymond Orville Mays born January 31, 1953 at Tyler (Smith Co) Texas.
    
4)
 Joel Carell Mays born July 24, 1957 at Corrigan (Polk Co) Texas. Wife is Marsha (MNU)
    
5)
 Estelle Louise Mays born June 19, 1959 at Corrigan (Polk Co) Texas. Employed by the Texas Highway Patrol.
    
6)
 Elizabeth Annette Mays born November 14, 1961 at Livingston (Polk Co) Texas.  Married Jimmy Dewayne Laird.

(Courtesy of Louise Waldrep)

RAYMOND ORVILLE MAY
Son of
Alvenia Louise Mays & Francis Leva May
(Raymond<Alvenia< Lola<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis)

Raymond Orville May, son of Alvenia and Francis May was born January 30, 1953 at Tyler (Smith Co) Texas.  Raymond married Bethel Delores Austin born November 21, 1955.    Raymond and Bethel married April 16, 1971 at Diboll (Angelina Co) Texas.  They separated around 1982 and divorced in 1984.  

Children of Raymond and Bethel 

     1) Michael Orville May born July 13, 1970 in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas.
     2) Judy Lynn May born October 30, 1971 in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas.  Judy married James Houston in 1988.  They divorced in September 2001.   They had one daughter, Autumn Nichole Houston born September 21, 1987.

Raymond then married Carolann Marie Bradford born March 8, 1958.  Raymond and Carolann divorced in 1996?.  They had the following children

     1) Francis Robert May born May 8, 1983 in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas.  Robert currently lives in Bellington, WV.  He has one son Seth Russell May born October 2, 2006.
     2) Jessie Dwayne May born November 29, 1984 in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas.  Jessie currently lives in Lufkin, Texas.
     3) Ashley Marie May born and died in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas.  She is buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas.
     4) Amber Nicole May born December 15, 1991.  Resides in Bellington, WV. 

 

JOEL CARRELL MAY

Son of

Alvenia Louise Mays & Francis Levy May

(Joel<Alvenia<Lola<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis)

 

Joel “Joe” Carrell May, son of Alvenia Louise Mays and Francis Leva May, was born July 24, 1957 in Livingston (Polk Co) Texas.  He married 1st Kay Smith and later divorced. Joe then married Marsha (MNU). They live in Joplin MO.  Joe has no children.
 

ESTELLE LOUISE MAY
Daughter of
Alvenia Louise Mays & Francis Levy Mays
Estelle<Alvenia<Lola<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Estelle Louise May, daughter of Alvenia and Francis May was born June 19, 1959 at Corrigan (Polk Co) Texas. Louise married first to William Anthony Waldrep born March 21, 1953. Louise and Anthony married November 29, 1979 at Diboll (Angelina Co) Texas. They divorced November 22, 1996. He is the son of Jessie Polk Waldrep and Dicy Hefley.

Louise married second to George Kurtis Marshall born October 9, 1955.  Louise and Kurt married May 5, 2005 in Lufkin Angelina Co Texas.  He is the son of Eddy Marshall and Ernestine Finley.

Louise is employed by law enforcement in Lufkin, Texas. Louise has been a great help with the family of William Scalf and Vonie Compton. Louise provided names, birth and death dates along with photos of headstones on the family of William and Vonie Scalf. 

Children of Louise and Anthony:

     1) Waylon O’Neal Waldrep born October 5, 1980 in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas. Waylon was stillborn. Buried in Corrigan (Polk Co) Texas at Union Springs Cemetery.
     2) William Anthony Waldrep, II, born November 23, 1982 at Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas.  William married Crystal Diane Sullivan July 31, 2001 in Lufkin, Texas. William married Lesley Kay Ricks born September 20,1984 in Hawaii.   William is in the Navy and is currently stationed in San Diego, Ca
     3)  Brandon David Waldrep, born December 27, 1983.  Brandon married Crystal Diane Sullivan born September 23, 1983 July 31, 2001 in Lufkin, Texas, they divorced October of 2002.  Brandon and Crystal had one son Jesse Polk Waldrep born June 9, 2001 Houston (Harris Co) Texas.   Brandon has custody of this son. Brandon then married Christina Diane Smith born September 30, 1983 on February 4, 2003 in Crockett (Houston Co) Texas.  Brandon and Christina have a daughter Shelby Grace Waldrep, born March 2, 2006 in Lufkin, Tx.
     4) Amanda Estelle Waldrep born January 4, 1993 in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas. (Courtesy of Louise Waldrep)

Amanda, daughter of Louise, made the trip with her mother and uncle Joe to Tennessee in 2001. Photographs were made at Chimney Top on this trip. Chimney Top Baptist Church is in the background of this photograph with the mountain behind. Many of the Berry B. Scalf family are buried in this cemetery.

 

ELIZABETH ANNETTE MAY
Daughter of
Alvenia Louise Mays & Francis Levy May
(Elizabeth<Alvenia<Lola<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis)

Elizabeth Annette May, daughter of Alvenia and Francis May was born November 14, 1961 at Corrigan (Polk Co) Texas.  Annette married Jimmy Dwayne Laird.  They later divorced.  She is currently with Roy Gossett.

Children of Annette May:

     1) Kayla Denise May born August 20, 1979 in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas. Kayla has three children:  Raven Elizabeth Smith, Colton May and Sadie Marie Bear.

Children of Elizabeth May and Jimmy Laird:

     1) Heather Estelle Laird born March 13, 1988.  She has one son born October 3, 2006 in Lufkin (Angelina Co) Texas.
     2) Jimmy Joel Laird born October 13, 1990.

 
ETHEL ADRIAN SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf and Vonie Compton
Ethel<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Adrian or Adrin Scalf as she is listed on census records, was the daughter of William Scalf and Vonie Compton. She was born about 1902 in Knox County, Tennessee. We have no death date for Adrian. We only know that she died in Texas. We have no marriage or children for Adrian and do not know if she married. (Courtesy of Louise Waldrep)



GARVIE LLOYD SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Vonie Compton
Garvie<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Garvie Loyd Scalf son of William Scalf Vonie Compton was born about 1905 in Tennessee before his parents left for Texas. Garvie married Eula McLeroy in Texas, probably in Troup (Cherokee Co) or Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. Garvie died 1956 in Conroe (Montgomery Co) Texas and is buried at Willis (Montgomery Co) Texas. (Louise Waldrep)

1930 Cherokee CO TX          8 & 9 April 1930         Justice Precinct 4

SCALF, Garvie Head 25 1905 TN TN TN
          Eula I. Wife 32 1898 TX TN TX
          Dalton E. Son 3/12 1930 TX TN TX
          Dorothy E. Dau 3/12 1930 TX TN TX


1940 Cherokee CO TX                    9 April 1940                        Precinct 3   

SCALF, Garvie Head 37 1903 TN
           Euta  Wife 41 1899 TX
           Dalton Son 10 1930 TX
           Dorothy Dau 10 1930 TX
           Lloyd R. Son   9 1931 TX
           Billy Son   5 1935 TX

 


DEATH RECORD OF PERLINE SCALF

Name: Perline Scalf
Death date: 15 Jul 1932
Death place: Troup, Smith, Texas
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): W
Age at death: 2 months 11 days
Estimated birth year: 1932
Birth date:
Birth place: Troup, TX
Marital status:
Spouse name:
Father name: G E Scalf
Father birth place: Tn
Mother name: Eut McElroy
Mother birth place: Cherokee Co
Occupation:
Residence: Troup Smith TX
Cemetery name: Mixon
Burial place:
Burial date: 16 Jul 1932
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2115162
Digital GS number: 4163783
Image number: 802
Reference number: CN 60536
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (Texas Death Record Index)

 

DALTON SCALF
Son of
Garvie Scalf & Eula
Dalton<Garvie<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Dalton Scalf, son of Garvie and Eula Scalf was born December 19, 1929 in Troup (Cherokee Co) Texas. Dalton married Shirley Evans in Greenville, South Carolina while he was stationed there in the Air Force in 1952. Dalton went into the Air Force in 1948 and retired in 1972. He settled in Abilene, Texas and worked for a local utility company. He retired in 1985. Dalton and Shirley have six children, three boys and three girls. They have 15 grandchildren.

Children of Dalton and Shirley:

     1) Robin Van (Abilene, TX)
    
2)
 Brian Edward (Abilene, TX)
    
3)
 Randall Alan (Abilene, TX)
    
4)
 Linda Christine (San Angelo, TX)
    
5)
 Janice Marie (Hawaii)
    
6)
 Sandra Diane (Amarillo, TX)

Dalton was living in Abilene, Texas as of 1995. 

(Courtesy Louise Waldrep)

 

DOROTHY ETOY SCALF
Daughter of
Garvie Loyd Scalf & Eula
Dorothy<Garvie<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Dorothy Etoy Scalf, daughter of Garvie Loyd Scalf and Eula Scalf was born about 1930 in Texas. Dorothy married Odell Pogue and they are the parents of at least three known children.

     1) Paul Glenn Pogue.
     2) Martha Nell Pogue.
     3)
 Rita Dell Pogue.

We have no further information on this family.


LEE SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Vonie Compton
Lee<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lee Scalf son of William Scalf and Vonie Compton Scalf was born September 13, 1913 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas according to his World War II draft registration card and his death certificate.  The 1920 census calculates a date of 1915.

We are very much indebted to Virgil Scalf for information on the family of Lee Scalf. Virgil ordered a military file on one of his ancestors who was also named Lee and unfortunately for Virgil, he received a large file on this Lee Scalf. Virgil was kind enough to share this file and we are very appreciative.

From this file we have gleaned some very helpful information on this family. In the file, Lee Scalf states that his father was Willie N. Scalf. It was not known if William had a middle name and the initial N suggests he might have been named for his uncle, Nathan Scalf; however, this could have been another name as well.

Lee registered for service on June 28, 1941 at the age of 28 years old. At that time, he was employed as an automobile serviceman. Lee stated his race was American Indian Citizen; however, we have no knowledge of this. We do not have any background information on Lee’s mother and she might very well have been American Indian or the legend concerning his grandmother Myrtle Rebecca Page Scalf could be true. This information was not listed on his brother Henry’s card. Lee is listed as 72 inches tall (6 ft) and weighed 157 pounds.

A g-g-granddaughter of William and Vonie lists Lee’s name as Acel Lee Scalf; however, the military file states no middle name and he was listed only as Lee Scalf. Lee had his physical examination for the service and was admitted on 3 April 1944 for the length of two years. He was 32 years old.

PFC Lee Scalf was assigned to Co. C, 1st BN, 516th Sig AW Regt and stationed at Ft. Gulick.

Name:  Lee Scalf
Birth Year: 1913
Race: American Indian, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Texas
State: Texas
County or City: Smith
Enlistment Date: 28 Jun 1941
Enlistment State: New Jersey
Enlistment City: Fort Monmouth Red Bank
Branch: Signal Corps
Branch Code: Signal Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the Panama Canal Department
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Selective Service within 3 months of Discharge 11 punch
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman
Marital Status:  Single, without dependents
Height:  72
Weight: 157

On July 16, 1942 Lee was treated for “recurrent malaria” which he acquired in service. On October 2, 1942 Lee was again treated. Lee had arrived at the Panama Canal September 10, 1941. He was assigned to duty at a small outpost near the Columbia border.

Lee had been near the border since October 14, 1941. He had been well until June 13, 1942 when he became sick with chills, fever, headache, generalized joint aches and nausea. A diagnosis of malaria was made and Lee was confined to quarters. A diagnosis could not be confirmed because there was no laboratory.

Lee then received 45 gm of quinine sulfate orally but his temperature continued to spike to 103 and 104 degrees. He was placed on Atabrine daily and then back to quinine. His last temperature reached 104 degrees on June 19. After this his temperature returned to normal. Lee recovered quickly and regained his strength. He was returned to duty on June 29th and ordered to continue the quinine for 20 days.

Lee was well until July 16, 1942 when he became ill with the same symptoms again. He was confined to quarters and the quinine sulfate was again ordered. His temperature fell rapidly but the following day spiked again to 104 degrees. Lee had lost considerable weight since the first onset of illness and complained of weakness.

When Lee was admitted to the hospital his temperature had reached 105.4 degrees. He had been taking quinine sulfate for 9 months. He had three positive smears for malaria and one negative.

On April 5, 1944 Lee was examined and had “marked tenderness” of the 5th metacarpal of the right hand. This might have been from an old fracture noted previously on another examination. In a previous medical examination Lee was listed as “flat-footed.” He also had hypertension, atherosclerosis and heart problems.

Lee received an honorable discharge June 27, 1944. His military special occupation was “cook.” Lee was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star and American Theatre Ribbon. His character was stated as “excellent.”

When Lee left the army he made his home in Brooklyn (Kings Co) New York near his daughter Carolyn and her husband George Siroti. Lee had two children, Carolyn and Linda. We have no information on Linda other than she was living with her sister’s family in New York after Lee returned from the army. Linda left her sister’s home and was placed in a foster home in New York.

Descendents state that Lee made a trip back home to Tyler (Smith Co) Texas to help his brother care for their stepmother Anna Belle Sasser Scalf. Lee’s daughter Linda returned with him but Linda was unhappy in Texas and pleaded with her father to return to New York. Lee did not stay long in Tyler and the two of them returned to New York. This was the last time the family in Tyler saw Lee.

Lee Scalf died at 2 a.m. on December 21, 1978 at the age of 65 in New Martinsville (Wetzel Co) West Virginia from arteriosclerosis and atherosclerotic heart disease. His death certificate states that his occupation was “Plumber.” We assume that Lee was visiting his daughter Carolyn when he died because Carolyn was living in New Martinsville at that time and Lee’s death certificate states he was a resident of Brooklyn, New York.

Lee was taken back to New York and his body interred at St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York December 23, 1978. We have no knowledge of Lee’s wife but his death certificate states he was widowed. The file did not mention the name of Lee’s wife and we assume she died in New York and is probably buried at St. John’s Cemetery in Queens, New York.

 

HENRY SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Vonie Compton
Henry<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Henry Scalf, son of William (Bill) Scalf and Vonie Compton Scalf was born January 23, 1917, in Tyler (Smith County) Texas and died July 2, 1984 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas.

Henry married Marie. Her maiden name is unknown at this time. We do not know if Henry’s wife is still living at this time. If Henry had children it was never mentioned to James Harvey Scalf in their conversations at work.

As stated on his draft registration card, Henry was slightly smaller than his brother Lee. Henry was 71 inches (5 ft. 9in) and weighed 136 pounds. The card did not list Henry’s hair or eye color. He enlisted July 9, 1942 and served in the U. S. Army in WW II. 

Henry lived across the street from his stepmother, Anna Belle Sasser Scalf in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas.  According to g-grandchildren Henry was very good to Anna Belle. He cared for her as if she were his own mother until she died.  Henry was very young when his mother died and told one of the granddaughters that he had few (if any) memories of his own mother and that Anna Belle was the only mother he had known. The granddaughter spoke very highly of Henry and said he was a very good person.

WW II DRAFT CARD

Name:  Henry Scalf
Birth Year: 1917
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Texas
State: Texas
County or City: Smith
Enlistment Date: 9 Jul 1942
Enlistment State: Texas
Enlistment City: Tyler
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade:  Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Geographer
Marital Status:  Married
Height:  71
Weight: 136

 Henry Scalf died July 2, 1984 in Tyler, Texas and is buried at the Williams Cemetery in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas.

 

BELLE SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf & Vonie Compton
Belle<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Belle Scalf, daughter of William Scalf and Vonie Compton Scalf was born about 1910 and might have been the first child of William and Vonie to be born in Greene County, Tennessee where the family was living in 1910. Belle died about 1926 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas and we assume she was also buried at the Williams Cemetery in Tyler without a marker. It has been speculated by some that Belle died around the same time as her mother Vonie, possibly from some type of disease such as typhoid or diphtheria; however, this is only speculation and we have no death record to confirm this.

 

EVIE (EVELYN?) SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf & Vonie Compton
Evie<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Evie Scalf, daughter of William Scalf and Vonie Compton Scalf was born 1910-1920 probably in Smith County, Texas. Evie died at two or three days old. (Courtesy Louise Waldrep) We have no information on this daughter.  The Tennessee family did not know of her and we assume she died as an infant.

 

CHETAL (ESTELLE?) SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf and Vonie Compton
Chetal<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Chetal Scalf (if this name is correct) was born 1915-1920 and was probably born in Smith County (Tyler) Texas.  This name might have been Ethel or Estelle. This child died at two or three days old. (Courtesy Louise Waldrep)

We suspect this child’s name might have been Estelle from discussions with some of the Texas descendents.
 

JAMES HOWARD SCALF
Son of
William N. Scalf & Anna Belle Sasser
Howard<William<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr.<Lewis Scalf

James Howard Scalf, son of William N. “Bill” Scalf and his second wife, Anna Belle Sasser, was born 24 April 1936 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. Howard was hit by a train on his way to work one morning. (Courtesy of Louise Waldrep)

We have no information on Howard’s family other than he was married and did have children.

DEATH RECORD OF JAMES HOWARD SCALF

Name: Mr. James Howard Scalf
Death date: 08 Sep 1961
Death place: Tyler, Smith, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): W
Age at death: 25 years
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 24 Apr 1936
Birth place: Whitehouse, Texas
Marital status: Married
Spouse name:
Father name: W. M. Scalf
Father birth place:
Mother name: Annie Bell Sasser
Mother birth place:
Occupation: Binding Machine Operator
Residence:
Cemetery name: Williams
Burial place: Tyler, Smith, Texas
Burial date: 10 Sep 1961
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2116793
Digital GS number: 4166599
Image number: 28
Reference number: 54317
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (Texas Death Record Index)

 

MARTHA (MATT) VIRGINIA SCALF
Daughter of
Berry B. Scalf & Matilda V. Pierson
Martha<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Martha (Matt) Virginia Scalf, daughter of Berry B. Scalf and Matilda Virginia Pierson was born 1873-1875 according to census records and family knowledge. Martha was the second child of Berry B. and Matilda and her brother, William, was the first child. If William was born 1873, then Martha was born at least 1875. Her birth date from her obituary is listed as September 30, 1869 and death date is listed as January 29, 1950. (Courtesy of Roane County, Tennessee Library)

Martha married the Rev. Mark Monroe Scalf 21 January 1896 in Greene County, Tennessee. (Greene County TN Marriages) Monroe was the son of William Scalf and Amanda Matilda Crumley.

Martha and Monroe divorced 1928-1930 in Rockwood, Tennessee. Martha remarried September 9, 1928 to Thomas J. Teeters. Martha, Monroe and Mr. Teeters are all buried at the Greenwood Cemetery in Rockwood, Tennessee. (Greenwood Cemetery Marker

The author requested a copy of the obituary of Matt Scalf Teters and received the following information:

Martha Virginia Scalf Teters

September 30, 1869 – to January 29, 1950 – age 81

Oak Grove – same stone as Rev. M. M. Scalf (1875-1930)

Widow of Tom Teters {word marked through} of Rockwood

Her mother was Matilda Pearson

Had been visiting her son Wm. Scalf of Oak Ridge for several weeks – 2 sons – Wm. Scalf & Harvey Scalf of Oak Ridge

2 stepsons – Wm. T. Teters of Rockwood and Charley Teters of Johnson City

5 daughters – Mrs. Helen French – Mrs. Evelyn Matt - & Mrs. J. W. Braddock all of Miami, Fla. Mrs. B. B. Bonner – Mrs. J. W. Swinney of Washington D.C.

Funeral – 1st Baptist Church were she was a member

Palbearers – G. A. Walker, Lester Wyrick, Herbert Walker, Dillard or Willard Walker, Frank Presley and Clyde Billings (Courtesy of Roane Co. TN Library)

NOTE:  It was unknown to any of the family that Matt had any daughters other than Helen and Evelyn (Evy). Census records did not reveal that Matt and Monroe had more than four living children, the other two being Wm. and Harvey. William was known to the family as Weakly. We do not know if the other three daughters belonged to Monroe Scalf or Matt’s second husband, Tom Teters. The information from the obituary states the two stepsons and the author assumes the other three daughters would have been listed as stepdaughters as well if they were stepdaughters. Oak Grove Cemetery was the original name of the cemetery where Matt and Monroe are buried. The name later became Greenwood Cemetery.

1930 Roane CO TN            16 April 1930                Rockwood

TETER, Thomas J.

Head

65

1865

TN

TN

TN

First married at age 21

         Martha V.

Wife

53

1877

TN

TN

TN

First married at age 19

(See paragraph on Mark Monroe Scalf, son of William and Amanda Scalf for further information)

 PHOTO OF MARTHA “MATT” SCALF WITH SISTERS, GILLIE ANN, MARY BELLE, AND BROTHER CHARLIE – (Courtesy of the author)

LEFT TO RIGHT: Mary Belle (Scalf) Dykes, Hensley, Flanary - Gillie Ann (Scalf) Dykes - Charlie Scalf - Martha “Matt” (Scalf)-Scalf Teters.  This was taken sometime in the 1940’s.

 

THOMAS JEFFERSON SCALF
Son of
Berry B. Scalf & Matilda V. Pierson
Thomas J<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thomas Jefferson Scalf was born about 1877 in Scott County, Virginia and died 1934 in Scott County, Virginia. Uncle Jeff (as he was known to our family) was never married. He did have a girlfriend at some point but his mother Matilda Pierson Scalf was very protective of Jeff and the relationship eventually dissolved with some help from Matilda and Jeff’s brothers. (Nannie Fincher

Folks who remembered Jeff Scalf were extremely fond of him and all said he was the happiest, most joyful person they had ever known. Several different people stated that you would always know when uncle Jeff was nearby because he was always whistling or singing and he always had a smile.

After Matilda died, Jeff was on his own. This was something that had worried Matilda a great deal before her death. It had been decided that his sister Mary Bell Scalf Hensley would be the caretaker of uncle Jeff; however, uncle Jeff had his own ideas. He worked on various farms for local farmers, as did a lot of folks at that time and often boarded a few days here and there with folks he knew. He was always on the move and would stay a few days and move on.

In 1989 at a Scalf family reunion in Kingsport, Tennessee, Mr. S. M. Scalf (g-grandson of Samuel Doctor Scalf) attended our family reunion. We had a wonderful visit and much Scalf information was passed between us. It was through S. M. Scalf that the author learned the details of the death of Jeff Scalf. S. M. Scalf was present the day uncle Jeff was killed.

S. M. was a young boy on his way home from school and recalled the incident very vividly. This was something S.M. stated he would never forget.

Jeff was walking along the road at Speer’s Ferry in Scott County, Virginia with his normal happy stride. He was almost within reach of the old road that ascended Copper Ridge where his sister Mary Bell Scalf Hensley was living. He was directly in front of an old store (no longer standing in the community) once owned by a family named Booher (or Brewer). A car came down the road behind Jeff. The driver apparently had taken his eyes off the road just long enough to either light a cigarette or grab a burning cigarette that had fallen in the floorboard. S.M. could not recall the reason. The car moved out of the road and ran directly over uncle Jeff. His skull was crushed and he died instantly.

A number of men were gathered in the old store (as was the custom of the day) and had witnessed the accident. The fact that Jeff was so loved and well known in the community caused good men to lose control that would not have normally done so. Before the driver realized what had happened he was being dragged from the car and a noose had been thrown over his neck. The rope was swung across a branch of the huge old oak tree that stood beside the store building and the men from the store prepared to hang the terrified man. The author recalls this store and the old tree from many trips to visit aunt Martha Scalf Hensley.

Mr. Booher (or Brewer’s) wife was expecting a child and she happened to be in the store that day. She begged and pleaded with the men not to hang this man but to call the authorities and let them take over. They finally gave in for fear they might cause her to lose the child and the man’s life was spared. Not a minute too soon for S. M. Scalf. He said the accident was one of the worst things he had ever witnessed and he certainly did not want to witness a hanging as well, but “I thought for sure they were going to hang that man that day.”  (S.M. Scalf)

The authorities were summands and the man went to jail at Gate City. It was determined that this was an accident and the man did not serve a long sentence. S.M. said the memory of what had happened that day was probably sentence enough for the man.

Thomas Jefferson Scalf died in1934 and is buried in the Hensley Cemetery atop Copper Ridge, along with other family members.

Jeff was found boarding with the Fuller family in 1930.

1930 Scott CO VA                 12 April 1930              Johnson District

FULLER, Horton Head 23 1907 VA VA VA
          L. Murriel Wife 18 1912 VA VA VA
          Lela May Dau 3/12 1930 VA VA VA
SCALF, Jeff Lodger 53 1877 VA VA VA

PHOTO OF THOMAS JEFFERSON SCALF (Courtesy of the author)

The lady in the photograph with Uncle Jeff was his girlfriend; however, her name is not known at this time. 

 

GILLIE ANN SCALF
Daughter of
Berry B. Scalf & Matilda V. Pierson
Gillie Ann<Berry B<Berryman<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Gillie Ann Scalf daughter of Berry B. Scalf and Matilda Pierson was born June 1879 in Scott County, Virginia and died 1951 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. (Tommy Dykes-grandson)

“Gillie Ann received her namesake from her cousin, Gillie Ann Pierson. The two girls were best buddies as well as cousins and played pranks quite often on the family.” (Nannie Fincher)

Gillie Ann was known to the author as aunt Gillie from hearing my father speak of her so often.

Gillie Ann married Thomas Houston Dykes born July 1875 and died 1954 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. Gillie and Houston were married September 13, 1896 in Greene County, Tennessee.

Houston (or uncle Hust) as we knew him, was the son of Abraham Lincoln Dykes, Sr. according to Rosie Morrison (now deceased). Rosie Morrison was a neighbor and family friend to the Dykes and Scalf family in Greene/Washington County, Tennessee. Rosie helped care for the last wife of Abraham Lincoln Dykes when she was ill. (Rosie Morrison) The mother of Thomas Houston Dykes was Anna Marshall. (DyAnna Dykes Ellis)

After Anna’s death Abraham remarried to Mary Pulliam. (Rosie Morrison)

Houston’s father, Abraham Dykes, furnished the material and donated land to build the first school/church at Chimney Top in Greene County, Tennessee. (Rosie Morrison)

Houston Dykes also had a brother Abraham Lincoln Dykes (named for his father) who married Gillie Ann’s sister, Mary Bell Scalf. This Lincoln Dykes was the first husband of Mary Bell Scalf.

Gillie Ann and Houston built a log home a short distance from her father, Berry B. Scalf at the foot of Chimney Top Mountain after their marriage. They lived there for a short time and then moved to Tyler (Smith County) Texas around 1908 or 1909. Gillie and Houston and their family, along with her brother William and Vonie remained in Texas throughout their lives but their brother, John Eli and wife Katherine returned to Tennessee.

In 1951 my parents and two siblings, along with Gillie Ann’s brother, Charlie C. Scalf made a trip to Tyler, Texas to visit Gillie and Houston. Gillie’s brother Charlie had only seen his sister Gillie twice since the family had left Chimney Top around 1908.

PHOTO OF CHARLIE C. SCALF AND IRA BERNIE SCALF TAKEN MAY 1951 (Courtesy of the author)

My father had never met his aunt Gillie Ann but had heard much about her and was anxious to finally meet the aunt he had heard so many good things about. This story is told often around the family circles because Gillie’s brother Charlie had never been anywhere other than Kingsport.

Charlie sat on the edge of his seat in the back seat of the old 49 Ford and constantly asked my father, “Are we almost there, Bernie?” My mother said he was so excited to be going but so tired of riding he once said he was tempted to get out and walk to Texas to relieve the pain of sitting. My mother was expecting me at this time and of course, this was also not forgotten in the family circle.

When I was a child and things happened that I could not recall the family would tell me “it happened when you were in Texas.”  I believed this and it became so real to me that when someone talked about something concerning the family that I knew nothing about I would seriously ask, “was I in Texas when that happened?”

When my parents, siblings, and uncle Charlie arrived at Houston and Gillie’s home that day they found no one home. As folks would do at that time, they made themselves at home on the front porch to await the return of the family. Uncle Houston returned shortly with one of the children and reported the sad news of Gillie’s death to her brother Charlie.

Uncle Houston had just returned from the burial of aunt Gillie Ann and of course, the family was on the road and knew nothing of her death until that moment. It was certainly a sad occasion. Uncle Houston would join his wife just a few short years later.

The year 1951 was a sad year for both my father and mother for when the family returned home, my mother’s sister had passed away from cancer shortly before they reached Kingsport. 

When my older brother moved to Tyler, Texas in 1970, I followed. I became acquainted with some of the family of Gillie Ann and Houston and enjoyed them very much. Unfortunately, I did not find the first or second family of her brother William until many years later.

The census records below reveal the children of Gillie Ann Scalf and Thomas Houston Dykes. Of these children I was able to meet Carl, Opal and Ruby. They were wonderful people and all are now deceased.

We kept in touch with a son of Carl Houston Dykes (Tommy Dykes) until the middle 1990’s. We recently found another granddaughter of Houston and Gillie Ann who informed us that Tommy had died in 2004 of lung cancer. Unfortunately, we had no contact with any of the family during the time Tommy was ill and only recently learned of his death.

When the draft of WWI took place, Houston and Gillie Ann were living in Colorado. Family legend states that the family moved to Colorado for a short time.

LINK TO WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:

NAME: Thomas Houston Dykes
RESIDENCE: Kirk (Yuma Co.) Colo.
AGE: 43.     
DOB: July 14, 1875.
RACE: White
US CITIZEN: X
CCUPATION: Farming.
NEAREST RELATIVE: Gillie Ann Dykes.
RESIDENCE: Kirk (Yuma Co.) Colo.
DESCRIPTION: Tall, large build, blue eyes, sandy hair.
DATE: September 12, 1918.

We do not have a photo of the headstone of Gillie Ann and Houston but a listing from the Williams Cemetery was found on the Internet.

We are indebted to DyAnna Dykes Ellis for birth and death dates of many of the family members. DyAnna is the daughter of Charlie Earl Dykes and granddaughter of Thomas Houston and Gillie Ann Scalf Dykes.

PHOTOGRAPH OF GILLIE ANN SCALF AND THOMAS HOUSTON DYKES (Courtesy of Debbie Fitton)


WILLIAMS CEMETERY:

DYKES, T. H. - 1875-1954                            (Thomas Houston Dykes)

DYKES, Annie - 1879-1951 – Mother            (Gillie Ann Scalf Dykes)


1900 Greene CO TN             7 & 8 June 1900         District 17

DIKES, Houston Head 24 Jul 1875 TN TN TN  
(Scalf), Gillie A. Wife 20 Jun 1879 VA TN VA 2 children, 2 living
          Jessie G. Son   2 Mar 1898 TN TN VA  
          Cleo Dau 0/12 Apr 1900 TN TN VA  


1910 Smith CO TX                 23 April 1910              Browning

DYKES, Houston Head 34 1876 TN TN TN
           Gillian Wife 30 1880 VA TN VA
           Jessie Son 12 1898 TN TN VA
           Lois Dau 10 1900 TN TN VA
           Lincoln Son   8 1902 TN TN VA
           Carl Son   6 1904 TN TN VA
           Rosie Dau   4 1906 TN TN VA
           Eva Dau   3 1907 TN TN VA
           Elva Dau   1 1909 TN TN VA

Eva and Elva died young. Eva was born March 24, 1907 in Tyler (Smith Co) Texas. She was listed on the 1910 census but not listed on the 1920 census. DyAnna Dykes Ellis (granddaughter of Houston and Gillie) states a death date of July 27, 1917. Elva was born December 24, 1908 and died January 8, 1911. (Courtesy of DyAnna Dykes Ellis)


1920 Smith CO TX                 19 January 1920         Pleasant Grove

DICKES, Houston Head 44 1876 TN TN TN
          Annie Wife 40 1880 VA TN VA
          Lola  Dau 19 1901 TN TN VA
          Linkion  Son 18 1902 TN TN VA
          Carl Son 16 1904 TN TN VA
          Rosey Dau 14 1906 TN TN VA
          Opal Dau   7 1913 TN TN VA
          Rubie Dau   6 1914 TX TN VA


1930 Smith CO TX                 24 April 1930              Justice Precinct

DYKES, Thomas H. Head 54 1876 TN TN TN
           Annie Wife 50 1880 VA TN VA
           Ruby Dau 16 1914 TX TN VA

 

JESSE GARRISON DYKES
Son of
Houston Dykes & Gillie Ann Scalf
Jesse<Gillie Ann<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jesse Garrison Dykes was born March 9, 1898 in Greene County, Tennessee, the oldest child of Thomas Houston Dykes and Gillie Ann Scalf and died February 14, 1965 in Texas. Jesse married Lola G. Poole in Texas. (Birth/Death date from DyAnna Dykes Ellis. Other information from Nannie Fincher and census records)

Nannie Fincher stated that Jesse made a trip to Tennessee with the family once or twice but unfortunately our family was unable to meet Jesse.

Jesse was found on the 1920 census of Dallas County, Texas living at Love Field Air Force Flying School.

1920 Dallas CO TX               5 February 1920         Justice Precinct 1

Air Force Flying School, Love Field

DYKES, Jesse G. Soldier 21 1899 TN TN TN Private


1930 Smith CO TX                 4 April 1930                Justice Precinct 6

DYKES, Jess G. Head 32 1898 TN TN VA
        Lola G.   Wife 30 1900 TX TX TX
        James P. Son   5 1925 TX TN TX
        Patsy R. Dau 1 5/12 1928 TX TX TX

Email from DyAnna Dykes Ellis to the author June 12, 2006: “I talked to Gwen Chandler and she has confirmed this information as best as we can tell. I can find no birth record for James P or Patsy R but do know they were Jesse and Lola's children. Gwen says that James moved to New Hampshire and was not heard from again. Pasty married a Donald Poole and had two children one was named Donna but don’t know the name of the other one. Also another child was born to this couple per Gwen and the Texas Birth Records. Frank O'Neal Dykes born 11/14/1934 - died 7/1986
Wife unknown.” (Courtesy of DyAnna Dykes Ellis)

Gwen Chandler is the daughter of Roy and Ruby Dykes Jenkins and granddaughter of Gillie Ann Scalf and Thomas Houston Dykes.

Children of Jesse Garrison Dykes and Lola G. Poole:

     1) James P. Dykes born about 1925 in Texas.
    
2)
 Patsy R. Dykes born about 1928 in Texas.
    
3)
 Frank O’Neal Dykes born November 14, 1934 – died July 1986.

Child of Frank O’Neal Dykes:

    
1)
 Frank O' Neal Dykes Jr.   2/11/1966

(I have a lead on him but will take a bit to confirm) “  (DyAnna Dykes Ellis)

No further information on this family.
 

LOLA CLEO DYKES
Daughter of
Thomas Houston Dykes & Gillie Ann Scalf
Lola<Gillie Ann<Berry B<Berryman<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lola Cleo Dykes, daughter of Thomas Houston Dykes and Gillie Ann Scalf was born April 28, 1900 in Greene County, Tennessee and died July 10, 1944 in Texas. Lola married Benjamin Franklin Spier. Benjamin was born November 28, 1894 and died Feb.24, 1972 in Tyler (Smith) TX. (Courtesy of DyAnna Dykes Ellis – Death date of Bennie by KLSB, a descendent)

Lola, Ben and Bennie are buried at Wood Verner Cemetery in Smith Co TX. (Courtesy of KLSB, a descendent)

Ben and Lola were living in Smith County, Texas in 1930.  Ben was 29 when he married and Lola was 23 according to the 1930 census. Their child, Bennie Jr. was five years old in 1930.