DAVID S. SCALF
Son of
Lewis Scalf
David<Lewis Scalf

David S. Scalf (son of Lewis Scalf--1745, NC) is believed to have been born 1772 in North Carolina. (Scalf Family History, p. 182)

The author has no knowledge of a record of any type to support this birth date other than the estimation of his approximate birth date according to census records. A reference was not found in Scalf Family History or Chronicles of the Scalf Family concerning this birth date. Over the years of correspondence with Elmer Scalf we neglected to discuss this.

David S. Scalf settled in East Tennessee in the Elizabethton area of Carter County, Tennessee after first coming to Washington County where he is found on the 1830 census. The full name of David’s wife is unknown; we only know her given name of which we have also have no proof other than census records. A marriage record for David has not been found although the author has searched the surrounding counties, as well as Wilkes, Surry and Iredell Counties in North Carolina where David’s family was living when he was first found as head of house. David most likely married in one of the counties in North Carolina. The marriage record might have been lost, burned, or any number of catastrophes that took place during the early days of settlement.

It has always been assumed that the female, Nancy, living in the home of Levi Taylor with David S. Scalf on the 1850 census of Carter County, Tennessee was the wife of David S. Scalf. However, the author cannot confirm with certainty that this was David’s wife. We certainly cannot confirm that they were married to each other simply because they both married in 1810 and were in the same home with David’s daughter Sarah. Nancy could very well have been a daughter of David and widowed, as well as David himself. It would not be unusual that they were living with his daughter, Sarah Scalf Taylor. The early census records do not permit us to determine the relationship between family members; therefore, we have no means of knowing the exact relationship of this household other than what legend provides and we have no legend to rely on concerning the name of David’s wife. It has simply been accepted among descendants that Nancy was his wife due to the listing of the 1850 census.  

In the category, “Married within the year,” meaning married within the year the census was enumerated; a date of 1810 is listed for David. Under Nancy’s name in this same category are quotation marks (“) or what was/is commonly known as “ditto marks” which means to repeat what is listed above. Note in this same category under Levi Taylor, a date of 1830 is listed and under his wife Sarah, the same quotation marks appear. Therefore, we assume that the intention here was to represent a marriage between Levi and Sarah, which Mrs. Motychak confirmed. However, we have nothing to confirm our thoughts concerning David and Nancy’s marriage other than assumption.

In reviewing other names on this census, a particular year is listed under the head of house with quotation marks listed under the first female, and logically we assume this to represent the wife of the head of house. Many people are certainly indebted to this enumerator for this method. Technically, we can only assume that these folks were married to each other because there is no heading that specifically signifies whom these folks were married to. The heading simply states, “Married within the year.”

We must also remember that the enumerator might not have talked directly to the family that day. This information might have been given by anyone in the neighborhood and may or may not have been an accurate account of this family. Considering the “ifs, ands, & buts” of this scenario, we are left to assume according to the information that David and Nancy were married to each other in 1810. It was not uncommon at all for an enumerator to depend on information from a neighbor if the “visited family” was absent. Without some other type of record, or at least family legend, to confirm a marriage between David and Nancy we are left strictly to assumption.

According to the 1810 Iredell County, North Carolina census record, the oldest female in the home of David was born 1765-1784, which correlates with David’s approximate birth date and would also suggest this was his wife. Another younger female in the home was born 1784-1794. One would assume this was David, his wife, and a daughter; however, again we cannot determine the relationship on the early census records. This might have been David and a young wife and the elderly female could have been his wife’s mother. It could also have been David, a first wife and daughter. There is simply too much room for speculation on these earlier census records to assume that any female in the home was the wife of the head of house. The fact that the 1850 census suggests that David married Nancy in 1810 certainly lends credence to the assumption that the younger female in 1810 Iredell Co. North Carolina could have been Nancy and the older female another family member.   

However, another record appears to dispute this assumption when we examine a statement made by Mary Scalf in Sullivan County, TN about 1864 where she states the age of her son Dave. From the interview of Rhoda Peeks Motychak we know that Dave was a son of David S. Scalf.

Mrs. Motychak specifically named the boys that came over from North Carolina as Mac (Malachi) Dave (David) and Ben (Benjamin). However, Mrs. Motychak apparently had no information on the fourth son, William (Will), for she names only three boys. She did state she knew there was another girl besides Sarah, but did not know her name.

On the 1864 statement, Mary Scalf stated Dave’s age and birth and then made her mark as his mother. Calculating the age of Dave at that time we conclude that it could have been none other than David (Dave) Scalf, son of David S. Scalf that Mary was referring to. There was no other David or Dave Scalf aged 45 in the area in the 1860’s.

Considering the above information, combined with the fact that a 72-year old Mary Scalf is living in the home of Ben (son of David S.) in 1860 strongly suggests these boys belonged to Mary Scalf. However, we cannot find records to help us determine if Nancy from the 1850 census with David S. Scalf was the same person as Mary that gave this statement. Mary’s age in 1860 also resembles more closely the female in David’s home in 1810 North Carolina.

Mac, Will, Dave, and Ben were all born after 1810 as well as the girls; therefore, it appears that Nancy would have been their mother if in fact, Nancy was David’s wife. Note that during those days it was a common practice for the youngest son to inherit the care of his parents and Ben was the youngest child. Mary, in his home in 1860, is listed under the Scalf surname; therefore, appearing to be his mother.


1860 Carter CO TN              25 July 1860               Cave Springs             Division 2

SCALF, Benjamin M 31 1829 TN  
             Rhoda F 20 1840 TN  Rosanna Helton/Hilton
             Isaac M 12 1849 TN  
             Mary F 72 1788 NC (Appears to be Benjamin's mother)

Neither Benjamin (Ben) nor Mary appears on a census record after 1860. No doubt, due to her age, Mary had probably died. We also learned from a descendent of Benjamin that Ben died around 1862. (Courtesy of Sherry Winebarger-Reeter)

Ben’s widow, Rhoda Helton/Hilton Scalf has not been found after this census. However, a Rhoda Scalf married John Salts 1866 in Carter County, Tennessee. The fact that Ben had died around 1862 and a Rhoda Scalf marries in 1866 strongly suggests that this Rhoda Scalf could have been Rhoda Helton/Hilton Scalf, widow of Ben Scalf. However, the marriage record does not list parents, ages, or anything to confirm this assumption. It is possible there was another Rhoda Scalf in the area, but none has been found. The Scalf family also had ties to the Salts family through other marriages as well.

It is difficult to piece together the life of David S. Scalf from the meager records. Like many of the Scalf family, it appears David left no records. Some researchers believe that he is the same David Scaff listed in the census records of North Carolina living in the Edenton District of Camden County, North Carolina in 1790. Some believe he was the same David found in the Pasquotank area in 1820 with the spelling of SCAFF; however, when reviewing the 1820 census records of all three counties it is clear that David Scalf was in Greenville County, SC in 1820. His father, Lewis Scalf was living nearby. David Scaff of the 1790 Edenton District, Camden County appears to be from another family due to deeds and other records the author has found. This family used the SCAFF spelling consistently and records reveal that this David was part of the family of John and William Scaff that remained in that area.

An excerpt is listed here from the book of Henry P. Scalf concerning David SCAFF from the 1790 Edenton District of North Carolina:

“David Scalf and wife first appear in the 1790 Census of Edenton District, Camden County, North Carolina. At that time they had no children. His name was written as David SCAFF.”   (Chapter XIV, Miscellaneous Families, Scalfs of Strawberry Plains by Henry P. Scalf from his book Chronicles of the Scalf Family posted on the Scalf Family Website, http://www.scalf-family.org/2ndIndex.htm)

It is the author’s opinion that the David SCAFF of 1790 in the Edenton District of Camden County was not the same person as David S. SCALF. We feel certain that David S. Scalf was in his father’s home in 1790 when he would have been around the age of 18. Evidence points to the fact that David Scaff of Camden County was certainly older than David Scalf at that time. Camden was formed from Pasquotank in 1777 and this family was likely part of the early Scarfe/Scalf/Scaff family of the Pasquotank area.

A David SCAFF was then enumerated on the 1820 census of Pasquotank County, North Carolina while a David SCELF was enumerated on the 1820 census of Greenville County, South Carolina living near Lewis and William Scalf. This census certainly suggests that these men were separate individuals.

The following is an excerpt from Scalf Family History by Elmer Scalf.

“Both David and his father, Lewis Scalf, are listed in the 1820 Greenville County, South Carolina Census." (Scalf Family History, Chapter XIII - Second paragraph)

The author must agree with Elmer Scalf concerning David’s appearance in Greenville County, South Carolina in 1820. The author has a copy of this census record and can verify that Lewis Scalf and David’s brother, William were living in Greenville County, South Carolina while David SCAFF was living in Pasquotank County, NC.

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 A study of the history of Pasquotank County, North Carolina area reveals that David SCAFF may not have moved from the area at all due to the locations of Camden and Pasquotank. 

We can only speculate as to whom this David SCAFF was and this will be addressed later. At this time, our main concentration will be on David whose surname is spelled SCALF.

Neither the author, nor Virgil Scalf, has been able to find David S. Scalf or his brother, Benjamin as head of house in 1800 and must assume that at least David was still with his father, Lewis. David’s brother, Benjamin, who was older and likely married at that time was not found anywhere as head of house until 1810. It has been said that Benjamin was in Tennessee in 1820; however, there is no complete census of East Tennessee for 1820. The census list available has been compiled from other records and no Scalf family was listed.  As stated above, David was in Greenville Co. SC in 1820 and Benjamin was not found at all.

We are left to assume that both David S. Scalf and his brother, Benjamin, were living with their parents in 1800 although we have nothing to support this other than the estimate of ages in their father’s home. It is certainly questionable that they would still be at home due to their ages, given the fact that most men married around 21 years old at that time. Benjamin would have been in his early 30’s and David would have been in his late 20’s; however, it is possible they did marry late.

By 1810, both Benjamin and David are in Iredell County, North Carolina and in 1820 David S. Scalf is in Greenville County, South Carolina, along with his father Lewis and half-brother, William. Benjamin was not found anywhere in 1820. He would have been around 53-55 years old and logically, was likely head of house somewhere in that year unless he was in the home of an unidentified relative.

Elmer Scalf states that Benjamin was in Tennessee in 1820. (Scalf Family History, Chapter XIII, Paragraph 2). Henry Scalf makes no mention in Chronicles of the Scalf Family concerning his thoughts of where Benjamin was living in 1820. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing how Elmer arrived at this conclusion.

The following is an attempt to track David S. Scalf from 1790 North Carolina through his appearance in East Tennessee. 

1790--- First Census of the United States, Edenton District, Camden County, NC-----From the 1790 census of Camden County, North Carolina, a David SCAFF is listed as head of house with an older female assumed to be his wife. It is the author’s opinion that this David was not the David SCALF of Carter Co. TN. David Scalf would have been 18 years old. His father, Lewis, is in Edgecombe County, North Carolina where he has 10 people in the home. Lewis had married Elizabeth Blackburn in 1777 and we believe from the records that their son, William was born about 1784. They likely had a child before this but we have not found one. It is difficult to determine who might have been in the home on this census because some of the children from his first marriage had married at this time. John Sr. had married Edeah Carlisle and from all appearances was likely in the home of his father, Lewis, with two daughters and possibly his son, John Jr., born in 1790. There were three white males under sixteen. Two of these could have been William and John Jr., but we do not know of any other male in the family under 16 at this time. David would have been 18 at this time, and Benjamin was older. The two males over sixteen were likely Lewis and John Sr. It appears from this record that neither Benjamin nor David was with the family in 1790 although they cannot be found as head of house in this year.  

1800----In the 1800 NC census, John and Lewis Scalf are in Surry Co. NC.  John is now head of house and is often found near Lewis until after 1805 when he allegedly participated in the theft of a “light blue hog.” (See the book, Scalf Family History, pg. 16, or Lewis Scalf Chapter III at the website) Neither David S. Scalf nor his brother Benjamin was found as head of house in 1800. We assume by this census that John had his family with him and the two males with Lewis ages 10-16 were probably sons of Lewis and Elizabeth Blackburn. There is one male 16-26 in the home with an estimated birth date of 1774-1790. This could have been David although he is believed to have been born 1772. Neither David nor Benjamin was found as head of house.

1810----Benjamin and David S. Scalf first appear as head of house in the 1810 Iredell Co. NC census. Their father Lewis and son William are in neighboring Wilkes County, North Carolina. John Scalf, Sr. is in Floyd County, Kentucky at this time. 

1820----David S. SCELF is listed on the 1820 Greenville County, South Carolina census; however, Benjamin is not found anywhere. There is a David with the spelling of SCAFF in Pasquotank County, NC and is probably the same David that is listed in 1790 Camden County. There is also a John SCAFF there in 1820 and a Mrs. SCAFF in Halifax Co. North Carolina.

1825 ----Elmer states in his book, Scalf Family History, or Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, on the website), that Lewis Scalf had bought land in Habersham County, Georgia by 1825. This is confirmed by a land deed in possession of the author.

1830----This brings us to the 1830 census where David S. Scalf and his brother, Benjamin, now appear together in Tennessee for the first time. Their brother, John Scalf Sr. is over in Russell County, Virginia and their half-brother, William, is in Habersham County, Georgia with his father in 1830. Lewis Scalf died around 1839 in Habersham County, Georgia. 

LEGEND FOR THE 1810 CENSUS:

Males under 5 years old.
Males from ages 5-10 years of age.
Males from ages 10-15 years of age.
Males from ages 15-20 years of age.
Males from ages 20-30 years of age
Males from ages 30-40 years of age
Males from ages 40-50 years of age
Males from ages 50-60 years of age
Males from ages 60-70 years of age
Males from ages 70-80 years of age
Males from ages 80-90 years of age
Males from ages 90-100 years of age.


1810 Iredell CO NC

David Scalf

1 male 26 - 45 (1765-1784) David S. Scalf
1 female 16 - 26 (1784-1794)
1 female 26 - 45 (1765-1784)

As can be seen on the 1810 census, there is a female in the home of David Scalf that one might assume was his wife. She was born 1765-1784 and was in the same age category as David. Another female one might assume to be their daughter was born 1784 –1794. Due to the style of enumeration during the early census, we cannot confirm if this was a wife and daughter or simply other family members. In reality, these two females could have been anyone. The younger female could have been David’s wife and the older female, her mother.  

However, note the difference in the age of the female that appears to be David’s wife in 1810 and the older female in 1820 Greenville Co. SC. In 1810 the oldest female was born 1765-1784, however, in 1820, the oldest female was born 1794-1804. This is a significant difference. The younger female in 1810 had a birth range of 1784-1794, which does not match with either female in 1820.

According to the years listed on these two census records, the younger female could have been born about 1794 which we could assume was the same person in 1820. However, there is a 10-year gap for the older female. In 1810, she was born 1765-1784 but in 1820 she was born 1784-1794 leaving a gap of 10 years, which suggests she could have been born about 1784. According to the 1850 census of Washington Co. TN, Nancy was born about 1791. The 1830 and 1840 TN census correlates with the 1850 TN census concerning Nancy’s birth date from 1850, but does not correlate with the earlier census records.

Interestingly, the 1830, 1840 and 1850 census of Washington Co. TN correlates more closely with the younger female in David’s home in 1810 Wilkes Co. NC, than the older female in 1820 Greenville Co. SC.

The 1820 census of Greenville Co. SC reveals that David had at least four daughters and three sons by 1820. From the Motychak interview, Mrs. Motychak only knew of three sons and two daughters. She knew of Dave, Mac and Ben. Ben was the youngest son and apparently she had not heard of William, which suggests that William might not have lived near his brothers. Mrs. Motychak confirms that Sarah Scalf Taylor was one daughter of David, but we do not know who the other three daughters were. It is very possible that two daughters died before David moved to Tennessee, but it is also possible they married in South Carolina before the move and remained there, or married soon after they arrived in Tennessee. The author has found no marriages of any female Scalf family members in SC 1820-1830. 


1820 Greenville CO SC

David Scelf

2 males < 10 (1810 - 1820) Dave and William (?)
1 male 45 & up (1775 or before) David
2 females < 10 (1810 - 1820) Could be Sarah and Malinda Scalf
2 females 10 - 16 (1804 - 1810)  (?)
1 female 16 - 26 (1794 - 1804) David’s wife (?) or a daughter from 1810 (?)

From the 1830 census, we find that David had four sons and two daughters in the home, suggesting that two daughters had married or died if the 1820 census was correct. The sons should have been Malachi (Mac), David (Dave), William (Will), and Benjamin (Ben). We believe that at least one daughter was Sarah J. Scalf Taylor. We can only speculate as to the name of the other daughter. This would be a total of eight children born to David S. Scalf if the census records are correct.

The oldest son in David’s home in 1830 was born 1815-1820. Mrs. Motychak states that Mac was the oldest. However, census records suggest Mac was the third son of David S. Scalf. According to the statement of Mary Scalf in Sullivan County, TN, Dave would have been the oldest son, born 1818. William (Will) was born about 1820 according to his age on census records and Malachi (Mac) was born about 1822. Benjamin was the last son born about 1829; therefore some of the daughters were likely born between Mac and Ben (1823-1828). The census for Washington Co. TN was enumerated beginning June 1, 1830.

We know that Sarah married Levi Taylor in 1830 according to the 1850 census. If Malinda was a daughter, she married in 1836 and was at home in 1830. There was still another daughter unmarried and living at home in 1830.


1830 Washington CO TN

SCALF, David

1 male < 5 1825 - 1830   Benjamin (?) b. 1829    
2 males 5 - 10 1820 - 1825   Will and Mac (?) Will b. 1820 – Mac b. 1822    
1 male  10 - 15 1815 - 1820   Dave (?) Born 1818    
1 male  50 - 60 1770 - 1780   David S.    
1 female < 5 1825 - 1830   (?)    
1 female 10 - 15 1815 - 1820   Malinda (?) b. 1812-1815    
1 female 30 - 40 1790 - 1800   Nancy (?)    

In 1830, Jefferson County, TN, there is a Levi Taylor, head of house age; 20-30 and a female age 15-20. No children are in the home, which does suggest this is possibly Levi and Sarah. Jefferson was one county away from Washington where Sarah’s family was living. It is separated from Washington by Greene County, TN. The Jefferson Co. census was enumerated beginning November 1, 1830. There were two free colored females listed with them. If Malinda Scalf Cash was in fact, a daughter of David S. Scalf, Malinda would have been at home in 1830 because she did not marry until 1836.


1830 Jefferson Co. TN

Levi Taylor   

1 male 20 - 30 1800 - 1810
1 female 15 - 20 1810 - 1815
2 females   free colored females

The age category for the colored females is listed next to the category of 100+, under the category of “total.” Therefore, we are not certain as to the ages of these females.

In 1840, David had one daughter at home and two sons.

William (Will) married in Carter County, TN in 1845. Mac (by estimation of first child) married 1840-1844. Mac might have been at home or he could have married shortly before the enumeration of the 1840 census. Dave could also have married before or after the enumeration of the 1840 census. The 1860 census of Sullivan County suggests Dave’s first child was born abt.1844. The author strongly suspects that Will was one of the sons in the home of David in 1840. We do have a marriage record for William and he did not marry until 1845. Ben was certainly the other son due to his age at that time.

On the census of 1840 in David’s home is a free black male, age 10 or less in 1840. This male does not appear on any census before or after.

We could speculate as to whom the missing daughters of David were, but again, this would only be speculation and may not be properly placed in this line; therefore, to avoid confusion, the author will present the information concerning the unplaced Scalf family members in a separate chapter titled “Unplaced Families of East TN.”


1840 Sullivan CO TN

SCALF, David

1 male 10 - 15 (1825 - 1830)  Ben?
1 male 15 - 20 (1820 - 1825) Will?
1 male 60 - 70 (1770 - 1780) David S.
1 female 5 - 10 (1830 - 1835) ?
1 female 40 - 50 (1790 - 1800) Nancy

Living 11 houses away from David S. Scalf in 1840 is Levi and Sarah Scalf Taylor.

1840 Sullivan Co. TN

Levi Taylor

1 male 30 - 40 1800 - 1810
1 female 20 - 30 1810 - 1820

David S. Scalf then appears on the census of 1850 in the home of Levi Taylor. With him is Nancy Scalf who appears to be about 19 years younger than David and assumed to be his wife. Nancy's birth date would estimate around 1791 on this census. Levi and Sarah did not have any children on either census and none have been mentioned by descendants. Abram (Abraham?) Shell was living in the home in 1850. A relationship to the Shell family is unknown at this time.


1850 Carter CO TN                               13 September 1850                District 8

TAYLOR, Levi M 49 1801 Farmer
                Sarah F 39 1811  
SCALF, David S. M 78 1772  
              Nancy F 59 1791  
SHELL, Abram F 12 1838  

David S. Scalf and Nancy were not found after the 1850 census. Nancy’s birth estimation correlates with the oldest female from the 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850 census; however, the age of the oldest female in David’s home in 1810 Wilkes Co. NC conflicts with the birth date of Nancy. The 1850 census more specifically suggests she was born 1791.

Our East Tennessee branch of the Scalf family was not inclined to leave Wills and apparently, not inclined to leave much documentation at all, or the records have been lost or destroyed. Many records were lost and destroyed during the Civil War. The East Tennessee region was a "hot bed" for conflict during this time.

The Carter/Washington/Greene/ Hawkins and Sullivan County area was in turmoil during the Civil War with the Union and the Confederacy both camped here. Our Washington, Sullivan and Carter County cousins were fighting each other during this turmoil. As noted by Mrs. Motychak, Mac and his two sons, William and James enlisted with the Union Army and Mac’s brother Dave enlisted with the Confederate Army. Here the author relates a story told by Mrs. Motychak concerning an incident in the war between her grandfather, Mac, and his brother Dave.

“One day during the fighting Mac said that Dave had been shooting at him all day. Mac stated to the family, “He’s been shooting at me all day, so I cut the bushes for him to run by.”

Not only was this area a wilderness but these folks also experienced more than their share of epidemics such as influenza, typhoid, cholera, and diphtheria, along with other ailments of the day. Many families were completely wiped out during these epidemics.

The East Tennessee region was not exempt from Indian attacks although most of these took place much earlier than 1830. Legend in the family states that Miranda White and Elizabeth Scalf White were killed by Indians and family members raised their children. However, the author has been unable to verify this legend. According to the ages of these folks, it is not likely there were Indian attacks at this time. No doubt, they might have died; however, their children were born well into the 1830-1840 period after Indian attacks had long ceased. The last Indian depredation recorded in this area was 1794-1800. The actual Indian removal took place beginning in 1838. Indian attacks had ceased even before the removal.

The Asiatic cholera epidemic that began in the Mississippi Valley about 1832 reached Jonesborough (Washington County, TN) about 1873 and took its toll on the families of the area with about 60% of the folks having cholera before it ran its course. Three doctors, four ministers and some of the townsfolk remained to care for the sick and bury the dead, but others packed up and left the area with some returning later on. Some families did not return. No doubt, some of our family died during this epidemic, although there is no recorded history to confirm this.

The mountains, hills, and valleys of the East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina regions are a breathtaking and beautiful panorama of color and wildlife. I have not seen anything to compare with it in my travels. However, during the time of our ancestors - though beautiful it was - it was a very dangerous region.

Death was just a breath away in many instances. Doctors were few and very far between. Rattlesnake, copperhead, bear, panther and other wild animals abounded through the mountainous region. One was very fortunate to survive Indian attacks, wild animals, childbirth, and the common ailments of the day, along with epidemics.

Farming was the main occupation of the day and in the mountainous areas this was not an easy task. There was no convenient farm equipment to make it easier and the land was worked mostly by hand-made equipment. If you have ever seen, or have been involved in plowing with a mule or a horse in the mountains then you have had a first-hand experience concerning back-breaking work. This was not an easy task on level ground, but certainly more difficult on the side of a hill or mountain.

Tobacco farming was, and still is, a livelihood in this area and that was another experience for the farmer. This required many hours in the sun, walking along in a stooped position with a handmade tobacco setter (a wooden stick) with which to make holes in the ground to set the plants one at time.

Our ancestors were up at 5 a.m., had breakfast and spent the day working. After a lunch break, they were back at it until sundown. Often, water would have to be hauled in barrels up the side of a hill or mountain by mule or horse in areas where no water supply was close by. The water was poured into the ground as the plant was set. Work was not over after the plants were set either. I won't go into the whole process of tobacco farming but it was very hard work at that time, and still is today even with modern equipment although equipment does make the work less back-breaking.

In many instances, farm work was done with "gun in hand," or at least nearby, as was the case in many regions. Many families lived great distances apart and were alone to defend themselves from attacks of any nature. The Carter and Washington County area is a valley that borders the mountains of North Carolina and was a heavily traveled area from North Carolina into Tennessee. Not only did the Indians travel this area frequently, but bushwhackers were also a problem to contend with.

Carter County was formed from Washington County, Tennessee in January of 1796 before Tennessee was a state. Five months later, in June of 1796, President George Washington signed a bill admitting Tennessee as the sixteenth state. It was named for Landon Carter and the county seat was Elizabethton, which was named for Elizabeth McLin the wife of Landon Carter. (Carter County History, http://www.tngenweb.org/carter/#HISTORY

We have corresponded with a number of researchers that appear to be from the line of David S. Scalf and they have unselfishly contributed to this work. For their efforts, we are very grateful and we have tried to list their names in acknowledgment of their contributions. However, the author is not without error and some names may not be listed. If your name is not listed and you have contributed to this work, please let us know and this will be corrected.

In studying the census records of Carter, Washington and Sullivan County, Tennessee, the author has arrived at the conclusion that the wife of David S. Scalf might have possibly still been living in 1860. However, there is some conflict in the records concerning her name.

Recalling the 1850 census of Carter County, where David S. Scalf and Nancy Scalf are found in the home of Levi Taylor, the census suggests that she might have been his wife and that her name was Nancy. On the 1860 census of Sullivan County, Tennessee, a Mary Scalf is found in the home of Benjamin (Ben) Scalf, a known son of David S. Scalf.

This Mary in Benjamin's (Ben) home is listed as 72 years old and would have been born about 1788. Benjamin was born about 1829 and is certainly a known son of David S. Scalf.  In 1864, Mary stated she was the mother of Dave Scalf. If this is correct, then Mary would have been the wife of David S. Scalf, although we cannot explain Nancy listed with David in the home of Levi and Sarah Scalf Taylor in 1850. (See discussion concerning Nancy and Mary above)

Ben, brother of Malachi (Mac), William (Will) and David (Dave) was found on the 1850 Carter County, Tennessee census with wife, Lydia Mayfield. Benjamin and Lydia were married in 1847 (Carter County marriages). Benjamin is listed as 21 years old and Lydia is listed as 18 years old. They have a son, Isaac who is 2 years old and a son, Jesse, one month old. Benjamin's birth date estimates around 1829.


1850 Sullivan CO TN                        3 October 1850          Division 1

SCALF, Benjamin M 21 1829 NC
(Mayfield), Lydia F 18 1832 TN
             Isaac M   2 1848 TN
             Jesse M 1/12 1850 TN

On the 1860 census, Benjamin is found listed as Benjamin SCALP. His age is now 30 years old and again his birth date falls around 1830 which is only a one-year difference from his stated age on the 1850 census. No other Benjamin is found in the area. His wife is now Rhoda. Carter County marriages reveal that Benjamin Scalf married Rosanna Helton (Hilton?) on March 22, 1860 in Carter County, Tennessee. Rhoda was used as a short name for Rosanna.

Isaac, son of Benjamin and Lydia is in the home and listed as 12 years old, which correlates with the 1850 census in the home of his parents, Ben and Lydia. Benjamin and Lydia’s son, Jesse, is not in the home with Ben and Rhoda. However, a Jesse Scalf is listed in the 1860 East Tennessee Mortality Schedule as dying of “Scrofula” at the age of 2. We believe this was the same Jesse Scalf. Jesse does not appear on any census record after 1850.

A Mary Scalp (Scalf) age 72 is listed in the home of Benjamin. Mary was born in North Carolina about 1788. It appears that this Mary could be the same Mary Scalf that signed the birth statement of Dave Scalf in Sullivan County in 1864, although it is very possible that Mary was Rhoda’s mother and the enumerator failed to list her surname.


1860 Carter CO TN              25 July 1850               Division 2

SCALF, Benjamin M 31 1829 TN  
             Rhoda F 20 1840 TN  
             Isaac M 12 1849 TN  
             Mary F 72 1788 NC (Appears to be Benjamin's mother)


By estimation, Nancy (1850 census of Levi Taylor) would have been born around 1790 - 1793. Mary (1860 census) was born around 1788. This is a difference of three or four years in comparison to Nancy’s estimated birth date. Nancy and Mary could have been the same person and due to possible senility, her age was misstated. A search of the census records does not reveal David or Nancy Scalf as head of house in 1860.

However, the evidence suggests that David Scalf was married to an older female in 1810 Iredell County, North Carolina. He then states in 1830 that he married in 1810 and the female, Nancy, listed beneath him stated the same.

The questions are: Were David and Nancy married to each other? Was Mary a first wife of David and mother of some of his children? Was Mary and Nancy the same person?

It is very possible that Nancy (1830) was a daughter of David and the younger female listed on the 1810 census of Iredell County, North Carolina where David is found with an older female that appears to be his wife. If this is correct, then apparently David and his first wife (if there was a first wife) had parted. We cannot say that David and Nancy were husband and wife simply because they both married in 1810, and were living in the home of a known daughter of David. We also cannot say that Nancy and Mary was the same person without further evidence. Therefore, the wife of David S. Scalf still remains a mystery without further records.

The facts are:

  1) David S. Scalf first appears as head of house in Iredell County, North Carolina in 1810 with an older female born 1765-1784 and a younger female born 1784-1794, both of which appear to be a wife and daughter.

  2) David was then found in Greenville County, South Carolina in 1820 and the older female born 1765-1784 from the 1810 NC census was not listed, but a younger female born 1794-1804 is now the oldest female in the home. The age of this female resembles the age of the younger female from the 1810 NC census.

  4) David appears in Washington Co. TN in 1830 and the oldest female in the home has an age range that resembles the oldest female in the home in 1820 SC and the youngest female in the home in 1810 NC.

  5) In 1840, the age of the oldest female in the home is still in the same age range as the youngest female in 1810 NC, the oldest female in the home in 1820 SC, and the older female in 1830 TN. 

  6) In 1850 Carter Co. TN in the home of Levi and Sarah Scalf Taylor, both David and Nancy state they married in 1810. Nancy’s age resembles the age of the younger female in 1810 NC and the older female from the 1820 SC, 1830 TN and 1840 TN census.

  7) Mary Scalf signs a document stating the birth date of her son, Dave Scalf, in 1864. Dave Scalf was a brother of Benjamin (Ben) and a son of David S. Scalf. 

  8) Mary Scalf is listed in the home of Benjamin Scalf in 1860, a known son of David S. Scalf. Mary was born about 1788 and is listed under the Scalf name.

  9) Neither David S. Scalf nor his assumed wife, Nancy, was found after 1850.

10) Mary Scalf from the 1860 census and 1864 statement was not found after 1860.

David S. Scalf left a number of descendants in Washington, Sullivan and Carter Counties and many remain there today.

The chapter of David S. Scalf has raised more questions than it has given answers; however, due to conflicting records, the author cannot verify with satisfaction the wife or wives of David S. Scalf at this time. If we believe the 1820 census of SC, then David also had more children than we previously thought. Three sons and one daughter of David are confirmed by Mrs. Rhoda Peeks Motychak. Census and marriage records confirm another son; however, the remainder of the children is left to speculation without further records, which do not seem to be located in this area or at least, have not been found.

 

SARAH SCALF
Daughter of
David S. Scalf & Nancy _____
Sarah<David S<Lewis Scalf

Sarah J. Scalf, was born about 1811 according to the 1850 census of Carter County, Tennessee; about 1813 according to the 1860 census of that county; about 1806 on the 1870 census and finally, about 1817 on the 1880 census of Carter County. We have no birth record or any type of record to help us determine exactly when Sarah was born.

The 1850 census states that Sarah and Levi married in 1830 although we don’t know if they married before the enumeration of the census of her father’s home or after. In 1830, there is a Levi Taylor head of house in Jefferson County, Tennessee with a female age 15-20 that might very well be Levi and Sarah.


1830 Jefferson Co. TN

Levi Taylor   

1 male 20 - 30 1800 - 1810
1 female 15 - 20 1810 - 1815
2 females   free colored females

The age category for the colored females is listed next to the category of 100+, under the category of “total.” Therefore, we are not certain as to the ages of these females.


In 1840, Levi and Sarah are living in Sullivan County 11 houses away from her father, David.

1840 Sullivan CO TN

SCALF, David

1 male 10 - 15 (1825 - 1830)  Ben?
1 male 15 - 20 (1820 - 1825) Will?
1 male 60 - 70 (1770 - 1780) David S.
1 female 5 - 10 (1830 - 1835) ?
1 female 40 - 50 (1790 - 1800) Nancy


In the home of Levi and Sarah in 1850 are David S. and Nancy Scalf. Abram Shell, whom we have no information on, was in the home as well.

1850 Carter CO TN                  13 September 1850

TAYLOR, Levi M 49 1801 VA
        Sarah F 39 1811 NC
SCALF, David S. M 78 1772 NC
        Nancy F 59 1791 NC
SHELL, Abram M 12 1838 TN

In 1860, Levi and Sarah were still living in Carter County. David and Nancy are gone and in the home is Adeline Scalf (Addie) daughter of Sarah’s brother Benjamin. Mrs. Motychak confirmed that Adeline (Addie) was raised by Levi and Sarah. We assume due to his age that David had died after 1850. Nancy could have still been living, but might also have died.

1860 Carter CO TN              26 July 1860               Division 2

TAYLOR, Levi M 59 1801 VA
          Sarah F 47 1813 NC
SCALF, Adaline F   4 1856 TN (daughter of Benjamin Scalf)

Levi and Sarah were found in 1870 with Addie still in the home. Christopher Crouch was also living with the family. Interestingly, a Christopher Crouch was in the home. Another of the unplaced Scalf’s in the area was living with the Crouch family in 1850.


1870 Carter CO TN              5 July 1870                 District 8

TAYLOR, Levi M 75 1795 TN
        Sarah J. F 64 1806 NC
CROUCH, Christopher M 16 1854 TN
SCAFF, Adeline F 13 1857 TN

In 1880, Adaline was in the home, but her name is spelled “Adlaide” on this census. Addie had a son, Jesse, at this time likely named for her brother that had died. Addie later married John Emmert. (See section on Adeline Scalf)

1880 Carter CO TN              7 June 1880                District 13 

TAYLOR, Levi Head 81 1799 VA TN TN
        Sarah Wife 63? 1817? TN TN VA
SCALF, Adlaide Niece 21 1859 TN TN VA
SCALF, Jesse Boarder   1 1879 TN TN TN

Levi and Sarah were not found after this census.

There are obvious errors in Sarah’s age from census to census. Note that she was 39 in 1850, 47 in 1860 and then 64 in 1870, and only 63 in 1880. If the 1850 census was near correct, she should have been 49 in 1860, 59 in 1870 and 69 in 1880. Neither Levi nor Sarah was found after 1880. We have no information on any children from this marriage. 

 

MALINDA SCALF
Daughter of
David S. Scalf & Nancy (?) ____ Mary (?) ____
Malinda<David S<Lewis Scalf

Malinda Scalf, daughter of David S. Scalf, was born about 1815 in Tennessee. The author cannot verify that Malinda was the daughter of David S. Scalf at this time; however, we feel strongly that she was the other daughter that Mrs. Motychak could not recall and possibly because Malinda had died early.

Malinda and William L. Cash were married March 17, 1836 in Washington County, Tennessee.  Very little is known of this family and research is ongoing.  What is known about Malinda comes from the 1850 and 1860 Carter County and Sullivan County, Tennessee census.

William Cash was born about 1812 in Tennessee. William and Malinda are listed on the 1850 and 1860 censuses with the following children.

All birth dates are estimated from this census.  All of the members of this family were listed as born in Tennessee. 


1850 Washington CO TN      5 September 1850      4th Subdivision – East District

CASH, William M 38 1812 TN Cooper
        Malinda F 35 1815 TN  
        Mary F 11 1839 TN  
        Henry M   9 1841 TN  
        John M   7 1843 TN  
        Elizabeth F   6 1844 TN  
        Joseph M   4 1846 TN  
        Daniel M   2 1848 TN  
        James M. M 2/12 1850 TN  


By 1860, William and Malinda had moved over to Sullivan County, Tennessee and was living in District 18. We believe Malinda died 1860-1870.

1860 Sullivan CO TN             20 August 1860                      District 18

CASH, William L. M 51 1809 NC Cooper
         Malinda F 48 1812 NC  
         Martha F 23 1837 NC  
         Mary F 21 1839 NC  
         Elizabeth F 17 1843 NC  
         John M 19 1841 NC  
         Joseph M 15 1845 NC  
         Daniel M 13 1847 NC  
         Benjamin M   8 1852 NC  
         Nancy F   5 1855 NC  
         James R. M   2 1858 NC  


We believe William remarried after the death of Malinda.  His wife is Mary on the 1870 census and Robert Cox is living in the home. Robert was possibly a son of Mary from a prior marriage.

1870 Washington CO TN                  18 July 1870               District 12

CASH, William M 59 1811 NC Cooper
          Mary F 54 1816 TN  
COX, Robert M 13 1857 TN  

  

DANIEL CASH
Son of
William L. Cash & Malinda Scalf
Daniel Cash<Malinda Scalf<David S<Lewis Scalf

Daniel Cash, son of William and Malinda Scalf Cash, was born about 1848 according to census records. He was living in Washington County, Tennessee with his parents in 1850 and by 1860 Daniel had married and was head of house. His wife is Martha. James, who appears to be a son in 1870, is nine years old. The 1880 census reveals that Martha had been married prior to her marriage to Daniel and James from the 1870 census was a son by her prior marriage. We do not have Martha’s maiden name at this time.

1870 Washington                 21 July 1870                    District 13

CASH, Daniel M 22 1848 TN
        Martha F 25 1845 TN
        James M   9 1861 TN


1880 Washington                  8 June 1880                   District 13

CASH, Daniel Head 32 1848 TN VA TN  
           Martha Wife 35 1845 TN TN TN Liver disease
COX, James S-son 18 1862 TN TN TN Liver disease

We have no further information on Malinda’s family.

 

DAVID (Dave) SCALF
Son of
David S. Scalf & Nancy (?) Mary (?) _____
Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

David (Dave) Scalf, son of David S. Scalf, was born 1818-1822 according to census records. Mrs. Rhoda Peeks Motychak stated in her interview with Bob Scalf that this David was known to the family as Dave; therefore, in order to differentiate between father and son, the author will use the name “Dave” in this chapter when referring to this David.

Dave Scalf was part of "Witcher's Sullivan County Local Defense Troops" in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. (Roster of Tennesseans in the Civil War) His brother, Malachi and Malachi’s two sons, William (Bill) and James (Jim) joined the Union Army during the war. (Motychak interview #2)

 (Photograph of David "Dave" Scalf) (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr.)

An interview with Rhoda Peeks Motychak, by Bob Scalf, has been relied on for information on this family along with census records, deeds, and other records, as well as history submitted by descendants of this line. 

Dave first appears on the 1860 Sullivan County, TN census. Some confusion concerning Dave’s name was caused due to a transcribed copy of the 1870 census of Sullivan County, TN where his name appeared to be Daniel; however, further review of the original microfilm reveals that the spelling is likely David and not Daniel.

We are indebted to Diane McGreevy, a descendant of Dave Scalf, for sending us a copy of a document revealing the birth date of Dave Scalf. The lady signing this document as Dave’s mother is listed as Mary Scalf. Mary signed with an X. This document suggests that Dave Scalf of Sullivan County, Tennessee was the son of Mary Scalf of Sullivan County, Tennessee.  However, examination of the 1850 census of Carter County causes further confusion because this census suggests that Dave’s father, David S. Scalf, was married to Nancy. No mention of a wife named Mary has been found in records or by legend concerning David S. Scalf. 

In 1860 Carter County, Tennessee in the home of Benjamin (Ben) Scalf (youngest son of David S. Scalf) there is a female named Mary. Her relationship to Benjamin is not stated on this census; however, no other surname is listed for her. Her age is listed as 72 and her approximate birth year would be 1788. Interestingly, the lady that stated Dave’s birth date was also named Mary. Dave and Ben were brothers. This causes us to question who Nancy on the 1850 census actually was and whether David S. Scalf was married twice, or Nancy was also Mary.

We know that David S. Scalf stated he married in 1810 and a female named Nancy is listed beneath him on the 1850 census. It is also stated that Nancy married in 1810; therefore, we would logically assume that she was the wife of David S. Scalf.  If Nancy was his wife, then she would have been the mother of the children born after 1810. As we can see from the statement of Mary Scalf, Dave was born November 25, 1818. 

Transcribed copy of the statement of Mary Scalf:

STATE OF TENNESSEE: This day Sullivan County. personally appeared, Mary Scalf, before the undersigned acting Justice for said County and made Oath that David Scalf my son was forty five years old the 25th day of last November 1863 so help me God.

Sworn & subscribed to before me Jan 30th 1864 A. J. Hall J. Peace          

               her

   Mary    X   Scalf
mark

Martha White

(Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)

 Link to original document

Note that Mary said “the 25th day of last November 1863” and her statement was made January 30, 1864. Calculating 45 years from the year 1863 places Dave’s birth year as 1818 and correlates with Mary’s statement. It is unknown to the author at this time why this oath was needed, but one assumption could be due to something pertaining to the Civil War since the war was still in progress at that time.

Dave was living in Sullivan County, Tennessee in 1870 as can be seen on the census record of that year. By 1880, records reveal that Dave moved to Carter County, Tennessee where his father had lived previously. Diane McGreevy confirmed this with another document stating that David entered five acres in Carter County on March 10, 1880. This property was in District 8 of Carter County, TN. Below is a transcribed copy from that document with the original spelling. 

State of Tennessee
Carter County

David Scalf locates and enters five acres of Land in Said county adjoining the Land of L Carter & Chambers Beginning on a Blackoak with pine pointers corner to Said Scalf then Various courses for complement Located and Entered this 10 day of March 1880

                 his

            D   X    Scalf
    mark

A true coppy Jus G Smith           E _____

Rec’d of David Scalf $235 the Amt of his tax in Dist 9 for 1852. 3&4
                                                                         M Massingill  Dst. Clk 

(Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)

Link to original document

Dave’s property joined L. Carter and ____Chambers. The author assumes that L. Carter was Landon Carter, son of John Carter, prominent citizens of Carter Co. TN. Information on the Landon Carter family can be found at the following address. http://www.tngenweb.org/carter               

Dave paid $235, “the amount of his tax in Dist 9 for 1852, 3&4.” This statement could be interpreted several ways and raises several questions.

First, was Dave living in district 9 of Carter County in 1852, 53 and 54 and did not pay property tax for those years? Was Dave delinquent on his property tax in district 9 of Sullivan County, which had to be met before he could purchase the tract in Carter County? 

We assume there was a district 9 in Carter County in those years because Dave’s brother Malachi was living in district 8 of Carter County in 1850; therefore, this statement suggests that Dave might have lived there previously and owed back tax in Carter County for 1852, 53 and 54. Dave then paid the taxes owed on the property in Carter County and moved from district 9 of Sullivan to Carter. This also raises another question; did Dave’s father, David S. Scalf, own the property in Carter County and Dave purchased the property for back tax?

Interestingly, David S. Scalf was living with his daughter, Sarah Scalf Taylor, in district 8 of Carter County in 1850. In 1840, districts were not listed on census records, but David S. Scalf was head of house in that year and living in Sullivan County. David S. Scalf was not found after 1850 and assumed deceased. It is possible he owned the property in Carter County and due to old age and infirmities; he moved to his daughter’s home and was unable to pay the taxes.

A number of things can be assumed from the early records. Early records were not recorded as accurately at that time as they are today and statements were not as specific as we are accustomed to. We might assume that if this were the original property of David S. Scalf, the clerk would have made some sort of statement suggesting this; however, there is nothing to indicate that David S. Scalf was involved with this property at all. 

This is not a significant factor in tracking our ancestors other than to descendants of this line that might be interested in where their ancestors lived. The author has pointed this out for those interested in pursuing this. For those not familiar with the area, Sullivan, Carter and Washington Counties join in the area where many of our Scalf family lived. In some cases, they lived across the road from each other in different counties.

Dave (son of David S.) most likely died 1880 – 1900. His wife, Susannah, appears on the 1900 census of Carter County, Tennessee as head of house where she is listed as Susan. Dave and Susannah lived in Sullivan County through 1879 and moved to District 8 of Carter County in 1880 according to census and tax records. It appears that Susan remained in Carter County after Dave’s death.    

By estimation of the age of the first child born to Dave and Susannah, it appears they married 1840-1844. Their first child, Nancy, was born about 1844 according to the 1860 census.

Children of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling:

     1) Nancy Jane Scalf, born about 1844.
     2) George W. Scalf, born about 1846.
     3) Mary E. Scalf, born about 1848.
     4) Dorthula A. Scalf, born about 1851.
     5) Samuel Scalf, born about 1853.
     6) David R. Scalf, born about 1857.
     7) Martha M. Scalf, born about 1859.
     8) Solomon David Scalf, born October 11, 1862 and died December 1, 1934.
     9) Sarah E. Scalf, born 1864 - 1866 and died 1948.
   10) William M. Scalf, born 1861 - 1866.

Dave was not found on the 1850 census of this area although we assume he would have been head of house in this year. Dave and Susannah had seven children on this census.

1860 Sullivan CO TN          28 July 1860   District 9         Piney Flats PO

SCALF, David M 38 1822 TN
(Smalling), Susannah F 36 1824 TN
            Nancy J. F 16 1844 TN
            George W.   M 14 1846 TN
            Mary E. F 12 1848 TN
            Dorthula A. F   9 1851 TN
            Samuel N. M   7 1853 TN
            David R.  M   3 1857 TN
            Martha M. F   1 1859 TN

Note that George, Dorthula, Samuel, David and Martha were not listed on the 1870 census. We believe these are the children that died. Dave states he was born in NC on this census, but on the previous census he stated he was born in TN.

1870 Sullivan CO TN                        1 August 1870            District 16       Union Depot 

SCALF, David M 52 1818 NC
       Susannah F 47 1823 TN
       Nancy Jane F 23 1847 TN
       Mary E. F 21 1849 TN
       Solomon. M   9 1861 TN
       Sarah E. F   6 1864 TN
       William M. M   4 1866 TN

Dave Scalf and his family appear on the 1880 census of Carter County, Tennessee in the 8th district, enumerated on June 23, 1880. Sarah E. is still in the home here, but Mary E. is gone.


1880 Carter CO TN              23 June 1880              District 8

SCALF, David Head 60 1820 NC NC NC
         Susannah  Wife 60 1820 TN TN TN
         Solomon Son 17 1863 TN NC TN
         Sarah Dau 15 1865 TN NC TN
         William Son 13 1867 TN NC TN


Note the ages from each of these censuses. As we know, ages can vary by several years from census -to- census. Dave Scalf was not found after 1880; however, his wife, Susannah, was still living in Carter County, Tennessee on the 1900 census where she states her age is 70, and is listed as Susan Scalf.

According to other census records, Susannah (Susan) should have been 76-80 by the enumeration of the 1900 census. Their daughter, Sarah E., was also in the home and born around 1865 according to this census. Their son, William, was born around 1867.

Please remember that the 1900 census shows the age, the birth month and year. Sometimes the person giving the information did not count the years accurately and sometimes the enumerator did the calculations and did not calculate correctly. This is sometimes the reason for the age variance from one census to another. Other census years do not list the birth month or year, only the age.

In 1880, Dave’s daughter, Mary Elizabeth, was gone from the home. An Elizabeth Scalf was found living next door to Dave in 1880 in district 8 of Carter County. We believe this was David’s daughter, Mary Elizabeth Scalf.

On the census below (1900), her daughter Sarah E. is still in the home. Sarah’s birth date is stated here as 1865. Susan’s son, William, is now gone from the home.


1900 Carter CO TN              11 June 1900              District 13

SCALF, Susan Head 70 Sep 1829 TN TN TN 10 children born, 5 living Widow
        Sarah E. Dau 34 Dec 1865 TN TN TN 4 children born, 3 living  
        Mamy B. G-dau   8 Dec 1891 TN TN TN    
        Eva T. G-dau   4 May 1896 TN TN TN    
        Dennie J.  G-dau 11/12 May 1900 TN TN TN    

 

 NANCY JANE SCALF
Daughter of
Dave Scalf & Susannah Smalling
Nancy<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Nancy Jane Scalf, daughter of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling Scalf, was born March 8, 1843 in Tennessee and died April 5, 1930 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Nancy was found as head of house in 1880 Carter County, Tennessee with two daughters and a son in the home at this time.

Lawson Hampton, a boarder, was also living in the home and would become the husband of Nancy. Nancy and Lawson were married July 21, 1881. (Carter County, TN Marriages)

Marriage document for Nancy Scalf and Lawson Hampton

Either Lawson Hampton died, or Nancy and Lawson divorced, for she then married Eli Peeks March 6, 1889. (Carter Co. TN Marriages)

Marriage document for Nancy Hampton and Eli Peaks

Eli was considerably older than Nancy and had been married prior to his marriage to Nancy. He was found with his first family on the 1850 census living in the 7th District of Carter County. He was 32 years old at this time with an estimated birth date of 1818. The children in the home were Sarah, Alfred and Matilda. In 1860, he and his wife, Martha were living in the 19th district of Carter County. He is listed as 45 years old, a Cooper, born in NC. In the home are his wife, Martha, and children, Sarah, Alfred and Ann. In 1880, he and Martha are living in Carter County, but the district is not listed. He is now 61 years old. Eli and Martha were not found after this census. Apparently, Martha had died and he remarried to Nancy Scalf in 1889. He would have been around 26 years older than Nancy.

Eli was a soldier in the 13th Cavalry along with William Jackson and James Landon Scalf. He is listed on the 1890 Veteran’s Schedule.

1890 Veteran’s Schedule (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Peeks, Eli – Private – 13th Cavalry – Enlisted 24 September 1863 – Discharged 5 September 1865 serving 1 year, 11 months and nineteen days. Post Office address appears to be Keensburg. Disability incurred was Chronic Diarrhea. It is difficult to determine what district this was. It appears to be the 11th or 13th district.

Link to 1890 Veteran’s Schedule

It is unknown if Lawson was the father of the children in the home in 1880. The estimated birth years suggest they were born before her marriage to Eli Peeks; however, the children used the Peeks name.

NOTE: Remie from the 1880 census should be Renie.

Nancy was living in District 8 of Carter County. Her parents and sister, Mary Elizabeth, were also living in District 8 in this year.

1880 Carter CO TN              23 June 1880              District 8

SCALF, Nancy Head 36 1844 TN NC TN
           Remie Dau   8 1872 TN TN TN Should be Renie
           Jerimih  Son   5 1875 TN TN TN
           Athie Dau 2/12 1880 TN TN TN
HAMPTON, Lawson Boarder 66 1814 TN TN TN

Nancy Jane Scalf married Eli Peeks (my grandfather).

Their children:

Jerry Peeks (my Daddy) was the oldest [Ed note: Lorene (Renie) was older]
Athie Peeks
Lorene Peeks
Texana Peeks 3 girls and 2 boys in all!
David Peeks (Motychak Interview)

Living in District 8 of Carter County, TN in 1900 is a Nancy PEAX. She has a son David, born July 1888. This Nancy was a widow and stated she had one child born with one living. Her birth is listed as March 1855, which does not correlate with Nancy Scalf Peeks. Her statement of the number of children also does not correlate even though she has a son named David in the home.

Please note that this may not be Nancy Scalf Peeks, daughter of Dave and Susannah; however, this appears to be the only Nancy Peeks (Peax) listed in the area and we can only assume this might be the correct Nancy Scalf Peeks. Recall that Nancy Scalf, daughter of Dave and Susannah was living in District 8 of Carter County in 1880 and this might be her in 1900 although there are discrepancies on this census. 

A Nancy Peeks that correlates with our Nancy Scalf Peeks cannot be confirmed in this area in 1910 or 1920. However, by 1930 Nancy Scalf Peeks was found living in the home of her daughter, Atha Peeks Brown who was also a widow at that time.

1900 Carter CO TN            25 & 26 June 1900                    District 8

PEAX, Nancy Head 56 Mar 1855 TN TN TN 1 child born, 1 living Widow
          David Son 11 Jul 1888 TN TN TN    

1930 Washington CO TN                11 April 1930            Johnson City

BROWN, Atha Head 46 1884 TN TN TN Widow
STROUP, Ethel Dau 32 1898 TN TN TN Divorced
              Ethel T. G-dau 4 6/12 1925 TN TN TN  
PEAKS, Nancy Jane Mother 84 1846 TN TN TN Widow

(Link to death certificate of Nancy Jane Scalf Peeks)



LORENE (RENIE) PEEKS
Daughter of
Eli Peeks & Nancy Jane Scalf
Lorene<Nancy<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf


Lorene (Renie) Peeks, daughter of Eli Peeks and Nancy Jane (Scalf) Hampton-Peeks, was born about 1872 (1880 census). Renie died October 2, 1916 in Johnson City, Tennessee. (Link to death certificate)

Lorene's children:

Lena (Lena Turner; was in the hospital in June 1967. She had 9 boys & 1 girl)
Georgie
Ellie
Bernice
Nell
Betty
Lilly
Robert - was drowned in the Tennessee River at Knoxville (Motychak interview)

 

DAVID PEEKS
Son of
Eli Peeks & Nancy Jane Scalf
Dave<Nancy<David<David S<Lewis Scalf

David Peeks, son of Eli Peeks and Nancy Jane Scalf Hampton, was born March 13, 1879 and died June 9, 1958. He married Eliza Bowers on June 1, 1913 in Carter CO, Tennessee. Link to marriage document  

(Link to David Peeks death certificate)

 David Peeks married a Bowers. Their children: 

Ellerds
Harold
June
Rosella
Novella
Cristal - has 4 red-headed boys (Motychak interview)

1920 Carter CO TN                               22 January 1920                    Elizabethton

PEEKS, David Head 36 1884 TN TN TN
           Liza Wife 29 1891 TN MD VA
           Eldreg Son   5 1915 TN TN TN
           Rosa Dau   4 1916 TN TN TN
           Novella Dau   2 1918 TN TN TN
           Howard Son 1/12 1919 TN TN TN

1930 Carter CO TN                    11 April 1930                    Elizabethton

PEEKS, David Head 46 1884 TN TN TN
           Elza Wife 38 1892 TN TN TN
           Eldridge Son 16 1914 TN TN TN
           Rosella  Dau 14 1916 TN TN TN
           Novella Dau 12 1918 TN TN TN
           Harold Son 10 1920 TN TN TN
           David Son   8 1922 TN TN TN
           Crystal Dau   4 1926 TN TN TN

 

MARY ELIZABETH SCALF
Daughter of
Dave Scalf & Susannah Smalling
Mary Elizabeth<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Mary Elizabeth Scalf (aka Lizzie), daughter of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling, was born October 7, 1843 and died October 6, 1923.

(Link to death certificate)

Mary Elizabeth was found as head of house in 1880 Carter County, Tennessee, District 8 with her three children, William, Robert and Caldonia (Callie) Scalf. Mary Elizabeth was living near her parents and her sister, Nancy, at this time. Descendants of Mary Elizabeth Scalf have been contributed by Patricia Miller of Knoxville, Tennessee and a study of census records.

Note: On this census Elizabeth states her age as 32 and her birth is estimated to be about 1848. Looking at the 1860 census in her father's home, she is age, 12 and her birth is estimated at 1848. Again, in 1870 her age is listed as 21 and born in 1849. There is a one-year difference both ways. In 1880, she is 32 and born in 1848.

 
1880 Carter CO TN              23 June 1880              District 8
 

SCALF, Elizabeth Head 32 1848 TN NC TN
            William Son   8 1872 TN TN TN
            Robert Son   4 1876 TN TN TN
            Caldonia Dau   1 1879 TN TN TN

Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) was found on the 1900 census once again as head of house; however, she was now living in District 15. She is listed here as a “widow” although we cannot confirm a marriage for her at this time. Her son, Robert, who was divorced at this time, and daughter, Callie, from the 1880 census are in the home. Mary Elizabeth had a granddaughter Bessie in the home in 1900 Carter County, TN. Bessie was the daughter of Mary’s daughter, Susan.

Mary is now listed as 61 with a calculated birth date of 1839, which would lead one to believe this is not the same person. We believe that either Elizabeth or the enumerator did not calculate the years correctly on this census. However, her son, Robert and Callie (Caldonia) is in the home and confirms this to be Elizabeth from the 1880 census. Robert's age is stated as 20 here. His age was stated as 4 years old on the 1880 census and he should be 24 in 1900. Lizzie states she was widowed, but no marriage has been found.


1900 Carter CO TN              9 June 1900                District 15

SCALF, Lizzie Head 61 Nov 1839 TN TN TN 5 children born, 5 living Widow
        Robert Son 20 Oct 1869 TN TN TN Divorced  
        Callie Dau 21 Nov 1868 TN TN TN    
        Susan  Dau 17 Mar 1883 TN TN TN    
        David Son 15 May 1885 TN TN TN    
        Bessie G-dau   1 Jun 1899 TN TN TN    

Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) was also found in 1910 as head of house and living in district 15 again. Her grandchildren, Bessie and Chester, were also living in the home. Bessie and Chester were children of her daughter, Susan.

1910 Carter Co TN               23 April 1910             District 15
 

SCALF, Lizzie Head 64 1846 TN TN SC 5 children born, 5 living
            Susan Dau 27 1883 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living
            Bessie  G-dau 10 1900 TN TN TN  
            Chester G-son   2 1908 TN TN TN  

In 1920, Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) had either moved to district 7 or the districts had changed. Her daughter Susan was still living with her at this time, as well as her grandson Chester. Susan now has a daughter, Mary M.  


1920 Carter CO TN              9 January 1920                      District 7

SCALF, Mary E. Head 73 1847 TN SC TN
         Susan Dau 38 1882 TN TN TN
         Chester G-son 11 1909 TN TN TN
         Mary M. G-dau   6 1914 TN TN TN

Children of Mary Elizabeth Scalf are:

     1) William Scalf, born 1872.
     2) Robert Scalf, born 1876 - Carter CO TN.
     3) Callie Scalf, born November 1879, died August 17, 1928 - Carter CO TN. (Courtesy of Patricia Miller)
    
4) Susan Scalf, born March 1883.
     5) David Scalf, born May 1895.

On the 1900 census of Carter County, Tennessee Susan (Susannah) wife of Dave stated that she had 10 children with 5 living. On the 1860 census of Sullivan County, Dave and Susannah had seven children and by the enumeration of the 1870 Sullivan County census, three more children were born. This calculates a total of 10 children as stated by their mother. We believe the deceased children of Dave and Susannah were George, Dorthula, Samuel, David and Martha. Dave and Susannah lost five children in 10 years. These children appear on the 1860 census but are gone from the 1870 census. 
 


WILLIAM OBEDIAH SCALF
Son of
Mary Elizabeth Scalf
William O<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

William Obediah Scalf, son of Mary Elizabeth Scalf, was born September 8, 1871 and died July 27, 1941. William Obediah Scalf died July 27, 1941 from heart disease. (Link to death certificate)

He married Ora (AKA Orie) Anna Bowers Heaton October 5, 1895 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages) She was born March 16, 1875 in Carter County, TN and died October 14, 1946.

(Link to death certificate of Ora Ann Scalf)

William lived near, or in, the Siam Community of Carter County, (Elizabethton, TN). William and Orie are buried at the Bowers Cemetery in Carter County located off Charity Hill Road near Charity Hill Church south of the Siam Community.  (Marriage information from a relative in 1987along with death and burial records, Kingsport, TN Library)

We believe that William Obediah was the son of Mary Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling. When comparing the William in Mary Elizabeth’s home to the census record of William’s home, the birth date is very close. No other William Scalf fits the criteria as closely as this William.

In the earlier years of this research, Mary Scalf Kilgore and I made a visit to this area. A descendent of this family through the Bowers family confirmed to us that Ora’s maiden name was Bowers. The descendent also told us that she was “half Cherokee.” The wife of Roy Elbert Scalf, son of William Obediah confirmed this information on a visit with her. She also confirmed that William Obediah was called “Obe” and “Obediah” by family members.

 

We believe Ora was born a Bowers but her father is listed as a Heaton on her application to the Cherokee Nation. She might have been born before her mother married. From the application listed below, it appears that Ora was related to Nettie Deloach Scalf because Nettie also applied to the Cherokee Nation stating she descended from Steve Wallen, father of Phebe Wallen Deloach.  Nettie Deloach married William M. Scalf, son of Dave and Susannah Smalling Scalf.

 

Ora stated the following information on the application:

   1) That she was 32 years old and born March 16, 1875 in Carter County, TN.
   2) That she married William O. Scalf.
   3) That she belonged to the Cherokee tribe of Indians.
   4) That the name of her living children as of May 28, 1907. 1. Mary Scalf, 11 years old was born July 25, 1896. 2. Brownlow Scalf, age 6 born February 22, 1901. 3. Kate Scalf, age 5 born 1902.4. Roy Scalf, 4 months old was born 1907.
   5) That her father’s name was Tom Heaton, born Carter Co. TN.
   6) That her mother’s name was Mary Bowers Heaton. Birthplace not listed.
   7) That in 1851, they resided in Carter Co. TN.
   8) That her father was still living in 1902.
   9) That she was never enrolled for any other type of benefits by any other Indian tribe.
 10) That her brothers and sisters were: Rebecca Loveless born 1880. 2. Pat Heaton was born 1882. 3. Rhudy Heaton was born 1882.
 11) That her paternal grandparents were: John and Kate Heaton.
 12) That her maternal grandparents were: William and Rebecca Bowers.
 13) That they were all born in Carter Co. TN and resided there in 1851.
 14) That her paternal aunts and uncles were: Lisie Heaton, S. L. Heaton, Phys (?) Heaton, Rhode Collins, Nancy Heaton, Rebecca Heaton.
 15) That her maternal aunts and uncles were: M. C.? Bowers, Ann Bowers, Reese Bowers, Andy Bowers.
 16) She makes her claim as a great-great-granddaughter of Phebe Wallen who married John Deloach being Rebecca Bowers’ grandmother, and Phebe Wallen Deloach was a child of Steve Wallen and a full-blooded Cherokee Indian.
 17) Sworn to on 26 August 1907. L. F. Hyder and John Fletcher were witnesses.
 (Application courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

We have no document to determine if Ora was accepted or denied of this claim.

 

On the 1900 census of Carter County, Obediah stated he had been married for five years. This estimates a marriage date of 1895. Ora stated she had 3 children with 2 living.

 

On the 1910 census, William and Ora stated they had been married for 14 years. The oldest child, Mary, was 13 years old and this suggests a marriage date for William and Ora of 1896.


1900 Carter CO TN              7 & 8 June 1900                     District 14

SCALF, Obediah Head 24 1876 TN TN TN  
          Orie Wife 26 1874 TN TN TN 3 children born, 2 living
          Mary Dau   4 1896 TN TN TN  
          Brownlow Son 4/12 1900 TN TN TN  

 
1910 Carter CO TN              15 April 1910                         District 14

SCALF, William O. Head 39 1871 TN TN TN  
           Ora Wife 35 1875 TN TN TN 7 children born, 5 living
           Mary Dau 13 1895 TN TN TN  
           Brownlow Son 10 1900 TN TN TN  
           Martha R. Dau   8 1902 TN TN TN  
           Roy E. Son   3 1907 TN TN TN  
           Ethel L. Dau 1 2/12 1909 TN TN TN  

The birth records of Carter County, Tennessee at Elizabethton state the date of birth for Ethel Scalf, daughter of W. O. Scalf and Ora Scalf as February 14, 1909.  


1920 Carter CO TN              12 January 1920                                District 7 

SCALF, William O. Head 53 1867 TN TN TN  
         Ora Wife 44 1876 TN TN MO  
         Mary Dau 23 1897 TN TN TN  
         Brownlow Son 20 1900 TN TN TN  
         Roy  Son 12 1908 TN TN TN  
         Leu Dau 11 1909 TN TN TN (Ethel 2-14-1909)
         Josie E. Dau   8 1912 TN TN TN (Born 1-27-1911)
         Harry Son 4 11/12 1915 TN TN TN  
         Lolia B. Dau   3 1917 TN TN TN  
         Carrie J. Dau 1 2/12 1918 TN TN TN  

The birth records of Carter County, Tennessee state the birth of Josie Edith Scalf, daughter of W. O. and Ora Scalf as January 27, 1911.  


1930 Carter CO TN              3 & 4 April 1930                                District 14
 

SCALF, Ode Head 54 1876 TN TN TN
        Ora Wife 56 1874 TN TN TN
        Roy Son 23 1907 TN TN TN
        Lue Dau 21 1909 TN TN TN
        Jossie Dau 19 1911 TN TN TN
        Harry Son 15 1915 TN TN TN
        Birtie  Dau 12 1918 TN TN TN
        Carry Dau 10 1920 TN TN TN


1940 Carter CO TN               19 April 1940

SCALF, Harry Head 25 1915 TN
       Marie Wife 16 1924 NC
       W. O.   Father 67 1873 TN
       Ora Mother 65 1875 TN

 


MARY JANE SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf & Ora Anna Bowers
Mary<William M<Mary E<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Mary Jane Scalf, daughter of William M. Scalf and Ora Bowers Scalf, was born July 26, 1896 and died February 13, 1953. (Link to death certificate) She married Henry Fair on August 10, 1929 in Carter County, Tennessee. As the record indicates, Mary did not marry until she was over thirty years old. (Link to marriage document)

1930 Carter CO TN                    14 April 1930                    Elizabethton

FAIR, Henry Head 40 1890 TN TN TN
          Mary Wife 33 1897 TN TN TN


1940 Carter CO TN                    5 April 1930                    Elizabethton

FAIR, Henry Head 49 1891 TN
          Mary Wife 44 1896 TN


 

DAVID BROWNLOW SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Ora Anna Bowers
David B<William M<Mary E<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

David Brownlow Scalf, son of William M. Scalf and Ora Bowers Scalf, was born February 1, 1900. He married Mary Estep on July 8, 1920 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)

WWI Registration Card

Name: David Brownlow Scalf
Age: 18
Home: Elizabethton, Carter CO, TN                        (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: February 1, 1900
Present Occupation:
Employer's Name:
Nearest relative: Mrs. Ora Scalf - mother
Address: Elizabethton, Carter CO, TN
Height: Tall
Build: Medium
Color eyes: Blue
Color hair: Light
Date: September 12, 1918


1930 Carter CO TN                              21 April 1930                        Elizabethton

SCALF, Brownlow Head 30 1900 TN TN TN
           Mary Wife 28 1902 TN TN TN
           Virginia  Dau   9 1921 TN TN TN
           Frances   Dau 1 10/12 1928 TN TN TN
HICKS, Fannie Servant 19 1911 NC NC NC


1940 Carter CO TN                            8-9 April 1940                        Elizabethton

SCALF, Brownlow Head 35 1905 TN
         Mary Wife 32 1908 TN
         Virginia Dau 20 1920 TN
         Frances Dau   9 1931 TN

 

ROY ELBERT SCALF
Son of
William Obediah Scalf & Ora Bowers
Roy E<William O<Mary E<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Roy Elbert Scalf, son of William Obediah Scalf and Ora Ann Bowers, was born April 13, 1907 and died July 28, 1968. Roy is buried at the Bowers Cemetery in Carter County, Tennessee. (Bowers Cemetery Records, Kingsport TN Library)  Roy married Alma Montgomery. Alma was born 1899 and died 1989 in Elizabethton (Carter Co.) TN. (Courtesy of Sherry Winebarger-Reeter)

SS Index:

Name: Alma Scalf

SSN: 409-08-8099

Last Residence: 37643 Elizabethton, Carter, Tennessee, United States of America

Born: 6 Jun 1899

Died: 19 Jan 1989

State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (1973 )

Children of Roy Scalf and Alma Montgomery:

     1) Marie Scalf
     2) Hamky Joe Scalf - born December 29, 1933 and died April 28, 1941. (Link to death certificate)
     3) Samuel P. Scalf
     4) Paul Scalf - listed on the birth records of Carter County, Tennessee. This child was not named on the birth record but was listed as Male Scalf born November 18, 1938.


1940 Carter CO TN                 9 April 1940             Siam Valley

SCALF, Roy Head 32 1908 TN
        Alma   Wife 29 1911 TN
        Marie Dau   7 1933 TN
        Hampie Son   6 1934 TN
        Samuel P. Son   3 1937 TN
        Paul Son   1 1939 TN

 

JOSIE EDITH SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf & Ora Anna Bowers
Josie<William M<Mary E<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Josie Scalf, the daughter of William Scalf & Ora Anna Bowers, was  born January 27, 1911. She was married three times and the third marriage was to William Herbert Carter on August 8, 1970. (Link to marriage document)
 


HARRY ELBERT SCALF
Son of
William Obediah Scalf & Ora Bowers
Harry E<William O<Mary E<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Harry Elbert Scalf, son of William Obediah Scalf & Ora Bowers, was born January 29, 1915 and died July 1971 in Hamilton, OH. He married China Marie Holtsclaw. China died January 24, 2000, at Sycamore Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Children of Harry Scalf and China Holtsclaw:

     1) Dalton P. Scalf
     2) Larry E. Scalf
     3) Martha Nell Scalf - married Gary Franklin Gillespie October 29, 1962. (Link to marriage document)

1940 Carter CO TN               19 April 1940

SCALF, Harry Head 25 1915 TN
       Marie Wife 16 1924 NC
       W. O.   Father 67 1873 TN
       Ora Mother 65 1875 TN


OBITUARY:

   China Marie Scalf, 76, of Germantown, Ohio, formerly of Hampton, died Monday, January 24, 2000, at Sycamore Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Scalf was a native of Elk Park, N.C., and the daughter of the late Henry Dewey and Novella Hicks Holtsclaw. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edgar Scalf, and a brother, Homer P. Holtsclaw. Survivors include two sons, Dayton P. Scalf, Johnson City, and Larry E. Scalf, Hampton, and a daughter, Marty Gillespie, Germantown, Ohio. Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

SCALF -- Funeral services for China Marie Scalf, 76, of Germantown, Ohio, formerly of Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Pilgrims. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Gillespie, Shawn Gillespie, John Hill, Todd Velt, Lynn Scalf and Bill Weeks. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


 

ROBERT SCALF
Son of
Mary Elizabeth Scalf
Robert<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Robert Scalf, son of Mary Elizabeth Scalf was born about 1876 (Census records). Robert was born February 7, 1874 and died January 25, 1913 at the age of 39 years old. (Highland Cemetery Records)

Robert married Francis "Fannie" Matilda Gregg on June 30, 1901 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)    (Photo of Matilda Scalf)

Francis Gregg Scalf is reported to have been a full-blood Cherokee, and at one time lived on the Cherokee Reservation. She was the daughter of Shelby Gregg and Eveline Coffey.

Children of Robert Scalf and Matilda Scalf are:

     1) Hattie M. Scalf, born 1904.
     2) Nola Belle Scalf, born March 8, 1905.
     3) Ruby V. Scalf, born 1907.
     4) Willie Scalf, born 1909.
     5) Robert Scalf, born February 3, 1910.

Reference for the birth date of Robert (1910) was obtained from the Carter County Birth Records (Carter Co. Court House). The TN State Birth Records at the Kingsport Library in Sullivan County, TN lists Robert's birth date as February 3, 1911 on page 410, Sheet No. 347.

1910 Carter CO TN              2 May 1910                District 8

SCALF, Robert Head 34 1876 TN TN TN  
          Tilda Wife 21 1889 TN   -   - 5 children born, 4 living
          Hattie M. Dau   6 1904 TN TN TN  
          Nola B. Dau   5 1905 TN TN TN  
          Ruba V. Dau   3 1907 TN TN TN  
          Willa Dau 1 9/12 1908 TN TN TN  

 

By 1920, Francis Maltida Gregg Scalf remarried to a Logan after the death of Robert in 1913. She is listed as widowed in 1920 indicating that her second husband had also died. 

1920 Washington CO TN                    12 January 1920                    Johnson City

LOGAN, Francis Head 32 1888 TN NC TN Widow
               Hazel Dau 2 5/12 1917 TN TN TN  
LAWS, Nola Dau 18 1902 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Ruby Dau 15 1905 TN TN TN  
MOSS, Lena Boarder 24 1896 TN TN TN  

  NOLA BELLE SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf & Francis "Fannie" Matilda Gregg
Nola<Robert<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Nola Scalf, the daughter of Robert Scalf and Francis "Fannie" Matilda Gregg, was born March 8, 1905 and died January 16, 1982 in Elizabethton, Carter County, TN. Nola married (1) Tom Tipton and (2) Frank Lee Giles. (Link to photograph of Nola B. Scalf)

 

CALDONIA (Callie) SCALF
Daughter of
Mary Elizabeth Scalf
Caldonia<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Callie Scalf, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Scalf, was born November 1879 in Carter Co. TN, and died August 17, 1928 in Carter Co. TN. (Patricia Miller)

The death certificate of Callie states she was 58 years old when she died. Callie died from uterine cancer at 9 a.m. August 17, 1928. She was listed as a widow at the time of her death. (NOTE: We have no information on Callie’s marriage.) Callie’s parents are listed as Ab (Abe?) Slagle and Miss Scalf. Callie is buried at the Highland Cemetery in Carter Co. Tennessee. (Death Record of Callie, Nashville, TN Vital Statistics)

(Link to death record of Callie Scalf) (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Children of Callie Scalf submitted by Patricia Miller and census records:

     1) McKinney (Kent) Scalf
     2)
 Ada Zella Scalf
     3)
 Lloyd Scalf
     4)
 Inez Elizabeth Scalf, born May 2, 1910, December 3, 1989.
     5)
 George David Scalf, born May 3, 1912 and died September 6, 1942.

1910 Carter CO TN             22 April 1910             District 7 

SCALF, Callie Head 37 1873 TN TN TN
       McKinnley     Son   9 1901 TN TN TN
       A. Z.  Dau   6 1904 TN TN TN    Ada Zella
       Loyd Son   4 1906 TN TN TN
       Inez Dau 1 11/12 1908 TN TN TN

 
1920 Carter CO TN              9 January 1920                      District 7 

SCALF, Callie Head 43 1877 TN TN TN
         Loyd Son 14 1896 TN TN TN
         Inez Dau 11 1909 TN TN TN
         George Son   7 1913 TN TN TN
SALTS, Ida         Dau 16 1904 TN TN TN
SALTS, Millard Son in law 19 1901 TN TN TN




MCKINNLEY (KENT) SCALF
Son of
Caldonia Scalf
McKinnley<Caldonia<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf


McKinnley Scalf, son of Caldonia (Callie) Scalf, was born about 1901 (1920 Bradley Co. TN census) in Carter County, Tennessee. He married Hattie Guinn January 26, 1918 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)  

County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)

SS Index:  (Courtesy of Sherry Winebarger-Reeter)

Name: McKinley Scalf

SSN: 414-01-5096

Last Residence: 37643 Elizabethton, Carter, Tennessee, United States of America

Born: 9 Oct 1900

Died: Jan 1971


1920 Bradley CO TN                        3 & 5 May 1920         District 3 

SCALF, McKinley Head 19 1901 TN TN TN
           Hattie Wife 21 1899 TN TN TN
LACY, Batter W. Boarder 40 1880 TN NC NC

 
1930 Carter CO TN              10 April 1930             District 7         Elizabethton

SCALF, Kent Head 30 1900 TN TN TN    
          Hattie Wife 30 1900 TN TN TN    
          Eugene Son 10 1920 TN TN TN    
          James E. Son   8 1922 TN TN TN (Died September 11, 1035)      (Link to death certificate)
          Rhoda Aunt 49 1881 NC TN TN    


1940 Carter CO TN                        27 April 1940                                Elizabethton

SCALF, McKinley Head 39 1901 TN
        Hattie  Wife 40 1900 TN
        Eugene Son 20 1920 TN
        George Brother 27 1913 TN          Divorced


 

WILLIAM EUGENE SCALF
Son of
McKinley Scalf & Hattie Guinn
William E<McKinnley<Caldonia<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

William Eugene Scalf, son of McKinley Scalf & Hattie Guinn, was born April 21, 1920 and died July 8, 1990. Although we cannot be certain, we believe that this William Eugene Scalf married first to Ida Pack. The marriage index of Carter County, Tennessee reveals that William E. Scalf married Ida L. Pack May 16, 1940. Although we have no definite evidence to confirm this is the same William Eugene Scalf, the author believes that it is very likely.  (Link to marriage document)

A message was left on the bulletin board at the website requesting information concerning a Eugene Scalf that married Ida Pack. The author sent several emails to this address but they were returned.

Bulletin Board Message:

“Grandfather Eugene Scalf. Looking for information on Grandfather I never knew. My mother was Nancy Scalf. Born in Elizabethton, Tenn. on January 17, 1941. Her Mother was Ida Pack.” My e-mail is shiela_lippold@frederick.co.md.us

William then married Frances Nave on June 23, 1943 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Link to marriage document)

WWII Army Enlistment Record

Name: William E Scalf
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Tennessee
State of Residence: Tennessee
County or City: Carter
Enlistment Date: 27 Aug 1941
Enlistment State: Georgia
Enlistment City: Fort Oglethorpe
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Electrician
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 69
Weight: 146

William was a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean War. William and Frances are buried at the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City (Washington Co) TN.

Scalf, William E, b. 04/21/1920, d. 07/08/1990, US Army, CPL, Res: Elizabethton, TN, Plot: LL 0 2328, bur. 07/11/1990

Obituary:

Mrs. Frances Mable Nave Scalf, 80, 409 McArthur Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mrs. Scalf was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Samuel Grant and Bessie McQueen Nave. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William E. "Gene" Scalf, three brothers, Coy Nave, Robert "Bob" Nave and James "Jim" Nave, and four sisters, Mary Hampton, Dessie Nave, Gladys Nave and Ruella McKinney.

Mrs. Scalf was a 1942 graduate of Happy Valley High School. She was a retired welder with American Water Heaters and an Avon Sales Representative. She was a member of Big Spring Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Harry Farthing, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Keely Hamm and Sydney Farthing, both of Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Maetrue Nave, Bristol, Va.; special nieces, Patsy Hubbard, Elizabethton, and Linda Payne, Milligan College Community; and a special nephew, Larry Nave, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Buford Hankins and Mr. Steve Payne, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Nave, Larry Nave, Randy McKinney, Mike McKinney, Gene Hubbard and Steve Payne. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, Administration and Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Dr. Robert Allen, Dr. Peter Tuberty, Holland Morelock, P.A., Staff of Castle Clinic, Charles Hollowell, Dr. David Hardin, Nurses and Staff of the 2500 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center, Harry and Sue Farthing and Deane Farthing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Melissa Farthing, 114 Wedgewood Circle, Elizabethton, at any time.

To those who desire memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Pre-School Equipment Fund, First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. (Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, Obituaries, Published March 4, 2004.)
 


  ADA ZELLA SCALF
Daughter of
Caldonia Scalf
Ada<Caldonia<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf


Ada Zella Scalf, daughter of Caldonia (Callie) Scalf, was born about 1904 in Carter County, Tennessee. Ada married first to Millard Salts and they were living with Ada’s mother, Callie, in 1920. (See 1920 census) Ada then married S. C. Blackburn in 1924 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Courtesy of Patricia Miller)

Ada Zella Scalf married Millard Salts August 10, 1918 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)

Ada Zella Scalf married S. C. Blackburn September 1, 1924 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)

 

LLOYD E. SCALF
Son of
Caldonia Scalf
Lloyd<Caldonia<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Lloyd Scalf, son of Caldonia Scalf, was born about 1906 (1930 Carter Co. TN census) and died 1971 (Courtesy of Patricia Miller) He married 1) Maude Shaw, 2) Ruby Hall. (Courtesy of Patricia Miller)

From the Carter County, Tennessee Marriages, Lloyd married Maude Shaw October 9, 1926 in Carter County, TN.

Link to marriage license

1930 Carter CO TN              11 April 1930             District 7 

SCALF, Loyd Head 24 1906 TN TN TN
(Shaw), Maud Wife 23 1907 TN TN TN
         Elmer Son 2 8/12 1927 TN TN TN


1940 Carter CO TN                    4 April 1940                Elizabethton

SCALF, Maude Head 32 1908 TN        Divorced
        Elmer Son 12 1928 TN
Shaw, Mrs. Bessie        Mother 58 1882 TN        Widow


1940 Carter CO TN                    18 April 1940                        Hampton

SCALF, Loyd E. Head 34 1906 TN
          Ruby Wife 25 1915 TN


Child of Lloyd Scalf and Maude Shaw:

     1) Elmer Scalf

Child of Lloyd Scalf and Ruby Hall:

     1) Darrell Hall

ELMER BLAKE SCALF
Son of
Lloyd Scalf & Maude Shaw
Elmer<Lloyd<Caldonia<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf
 

Elmer Blake Scalf, son of Lloyd Scalf and Maude Shaw Scalf, was born July 16, 1927 (WWII draft registration) and died November 13, 2000. (Obituary)  Elmer married Martha K. Greenwell. (Obituary)

His obituary is listed below.

Obituary of Elmer Black Scalf:

Elmer B. Scalf, 73, 148 Old Stony Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.

Mr. Scalf was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Lloyd and Maude Shaw Scalf.

Mr. Scalf was of the Baptist Faith. He was a former employee of Bemberg Corporation, North American Rayon Corporation, Tri-State Container, and American Water Heater. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Martha K. Greenwell Scalf.
   
Funeral services for Elmer B. Scalf, 73, 148 Old Stony Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 13, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Buddy Street officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 17, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Troy Mann, Marty Hill, Chad Tipton and Rev. Bud Street. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nursing staff of VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 


WWII Draft Registration of Elmer Blake Scalf:

Name: Elmer Blake Scalf
Service Info.: PFC US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1927
Death Date: 13 Nov 2000
Service Start Date: 15 Sep 1945
Interment Date: 17 Nov 2000
Cemetery: Mountain Home National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: P.O. Box 8 VA Medical Center Johnson City, TN 37684
Buried At: Section Mm Row 6 Site 32

 

INEZ ELIZABETH SCALF
Daughter of
Caldonia Scalf
Inez<Caldonia<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Inez Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of Caldonia Scalf, was born May 2, 1910 in Carter Co. TN and died June 2, 1997. She married Raymond L. McKinney. He was born December 22, 1907 in Erwin, TN and died December 3, 1983 in TN. (Courtesy of Patricia Miller)

Children of Inez Scalf and Raymond McKinney are:

     1) Barbara J. McKinney, born January 7, 1934 and died June 2, 1997.
     2) Vivian McKinney, born July 1, 1935.
     3) Jo Ann McKinney, born April 17, 1945.

Children of Barbara McKinney and William Renfro are:

     1) William L. Renfro, born June 18, 1953.
     2) Patricia E. Renfro, born July 16, 1956.

Children of Barbara McKinney and James Poarch are:

     1) Mary Anne E. Poarch, born April 30, 1961.
     2) James R. Poarch, born February 5, 1965.
     3) Michael E. Poarch, born August 10, 1966. 

Children of Vivian McKinney and Mario A. Benetiz are:

     1) Tony Benetiz.
     2) Kenneth Benetiz.
     3) Lydia Benetiz.

(Courtesy of Patricia Miller)

GEORGE DAVID SCALF
Son of
Caldonia Scalf
George<Caldonia<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

George Scalf, the son of Caldonia "Callie" Scalf, was born about May 3, 1912 in Carter County, TN and died September 6, 1942 in Carter County, Tennessee. Samuel Blevins is listed on his death certificate as the father. (Link to death certificate)

An email message from a descendent of George Scalf:

“Hi Sherry,

I do not have a ton of info on the Scalf family. Ray Blake Scalf was George Scalf and his first wife’s son. My great-grandmother, Edna, married George Scalf a few years before his death and had a daughter with him. I have Georges parents as being Samuel Blevins and Callie Scalf. I am not certain of Samuel Blevins and would have to see what my source for that info was. I’d be more than happy to give you information that I may have.

-Michael Honeycutt www.ancestry.com

When the 1940 census was taken, George and Muriel Scalf are divorced. George is living with his brother and Muriel has moved back into the home of her parents with the three children.


1940 Carter CO TN                        27 April 1940                                Elizabethton

SCALF, McKinley Head 39 1901 TN
        Hattie  Wife 40 1900 TN
        Eugene Son 20 1920 TN
        George Brother 27 1913 TN          Divorced 


1940 Carter CO TN                    19 April 1940                                Elizabethton

WILLIAMS, Jeff Head 53 1887 TN
           Callie Wife 38 1902 TN
           Dovie Dau 16 1924 TN
           Normalie Dau 14 1926 TN
           Ruby Dau   9 1931 TN
SCALF, Muriel            Dau 24 1916 TN      Divorced
           Ray G-son   8 1932 TN
           George, Jr. G-son   6 1934 TN
           Hazel G-dau   4 1936 TN

 

REV. RAY BLAKE SCALF, SR.
Son of
George Scalf & Muriel Williams
Ray<George<Caldonia<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Rev. Ray Scalf, the son of George Scalf, was born January 14, 1932. Ray married Lillian Charleton on August 31, 1951 in Carter County, TN and died October 7, 2006 in Elizabethton, TN.

Link to marriage license (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

An email message from a descendent of George Scalf:

“Hi Sherry,

I do not have a ton of info on the Scalf family. Ray Blake Scalf was George Scalf and his first wife’s son. My great-grandmother, Edna, married George Scalf a few years before his death and had a daughter with him. I have Georges parents as being Samuel Blevins and Callie Scalf. I am not certain of Samuel Blevins and would have to see what my source for that info was. I’d be more than happy to give you information that I may have.

-Michael Honeycutt www.ancestry.com


OBITUARY:

ELIZABETHTON - Rev. Ray B. Scalf, Sr. age 74, Elizabethton, TN, went home to be with his Lord, on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Rev. Scalf was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County. He was the son of George and Muriel Smithy Scalf.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two brothers, Hazen and Junior Scalf and a son, Ray B. Scalf, Jr. Rev. Scalf was a veteran of the Korean War and received a Purple Heart while serving his country.

While in the military service, he excelled as an amateur boxer and was crowned United States All-Army Champion in the lightweight division during an International Tournament in Japan. As a local boxer he was considered one of Tennessee’s best amateur boxers by winning numerous local and state titles. He was instrumental in the development of the Elizabethton Amateur Boxing Team and as a hobby, trained some of its members. Rev. Scalf started his newspaper career at the Elizabethton Star as a photographer and sports writer. He moved into the advertising department where he served as the Advertising Manager until his retirement. He was elected President of the Elizabethton Civitan Club for two terms and while club president, he and other club members seized the opportunity to construct the Elizabethton Civitan Park for the Handicapped, located off Highway 19E in Elizabethton, which continues to be enjoyed by many people today.

In 1973, Rev. Scalf was called into the ministry and was the founding pastor of Salvation Temple Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as pastor for over 26 years before retiring from the pulpit in 1999.

Rev. Scalf enjoyed several hobbies including drawing, painting freehand and reading, especially the Bible. He loved all sports especially professional boxing where from time to time he would participate as a judge at the Bristol Sports Arena.

Survivors include his wife and best friend of 55 years, Lillian Scalf of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ron Scalf of Johnson City and Reggie and Kim Scalf of Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Steve Carr, Elizabethton; four grandchildren Joshua Scalf, Sheena Scalf, Tyler Scalf and Autumn Scalf; and one great-granddaughter, Ashiah Scalf. One sister, Brenda Hamilton, Johnson City; one brother Billy Smithy, Elizabethton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

The funeral service for Rev. Scalf will be conducted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. James Richardson, Rev. Ron Owens and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Rev. Clarence Phillips, Rev. Elmer Carter, Rev. Phil Poston and Rev. Gary Roe will be honorary ministers. Music will be under the direction of Kenny and Kathy Lethcoe. The graveside service and interment will be Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Martin Pousa, Deacon Bowers, George Trent, Jack Campbell and Bob Carter and family members. Honorary pallbearers will be the past and present employees of the Elizabethton Star and members of the Salvation Temple Freewill Baptist Church. Those wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:15 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, prior to the service.

The family would like to extend its gratitude to Dr. Tony Katras, Dr. Daniel S. Rush, Dr. William Messerschmidt, Dr. Stephen Fahrig and Associates, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Dr. Julie Dunn, Dr. David Fenner and the staff of Johnson City Medical Center hospital. They would also like to thank Dr. Stephen May and the staff of Pine Ridge Care and Rehab center for the loving care given to Rev. Scalf, as well as his faithful friends Charlie Brown, James Smith and Barbara Schell.

Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is serving the Scalf family. Online condolences may be sent to the Scalf family by visiting our Web site, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

  

SUSAN SCALF
Daughter of
Mary Elizabeth Scalf
  Susan<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Susan Scalf, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Scalf, was born 1881 and died March 3, 1939 at the age of 58 years old. (Highland Cemetery Records)

(Link to death certificate of Susan Scalf)

We have no information on a marriage for Susan. However, we have two children from a descendent confirmed by census records. Census records also indicate there were two more children.

Children of Susan Scalf from a descendent:

     1) Bessie Scalf, born June 1899.
     2) Chester Scalf, born 1907-1908.

Note that Susan’s mother, Lizzie (Mary Elizabeth) had a granddaughter, Mary M. in the home in 1910 and 1920. Mary M. appears to be Maud from the 1930 census.

Children of Susan Scalf from census records: 

     1) Bessie Scalf born about 1900.
     2) Chester Scalf born about 1908.
     3) Mary M. (Maude?) born about 1914.
    
4) Maynard Earl Scalf, born December 24, 1920 and died August 9, 1936 at the age of 16 years old. (Highland Cemetery Records)

1910 Carter Co TN               23 April 1910             District 15 

SCALF, Lizzie Head 64 1846 TN TN SC 5 children born, 5 living
            Susan Dau 27 1883 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living
            Bessie  G-dau 10 1900 TN TN TN  
            Chester G-son   2 1908 TN TN TN  

 
1920 Carter CO TN              9 January 1920                      District 7

SCALF, Mary E. Head 73 1847 TN SC TN
         Susan Dau 38 1882 TN TN TN
         Chester G-son 11 1909 TN TN TN
         Mary M. G-dau   6 1914 TN TN TN

 

1930 Carter CO TN              10 April 1930             District 7         Elizabethton

SCALF, Susan Head 44 1886 TN TN TN Widow
           Maud Dau 16 1914 TN TN TN  
           Maynard Son 10 1920 TN TN TN  

  

JOHN CHESTER SCALF
Son of
Susan Scalf
  John Chester<Susan<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 


Chester Scalf, son of Susan Scalf, was born January 8, 1907 and died June 6, 1958 in Carter County, Tennessee. Chester married Nellie Bowling October 2, 1924 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)

(Link to John Chester Scalf death certificate)

Susan Scalf, mother of Chester, along with Chester and his wife, Nell Bowling Scalf, are buried at Highland Cemetery in Elizabethton, Tennessee. From the comment section at the Scalf Family Website, we have the following comments:

Comments

“I’m an East Tn Scalf from Elizabethton, Carter Co. TN. My father's grandmother - Susan Scalf - is buried in The Highland Cemetery in Elizabethton. Also there, are his father Chester Scalf & mother Nell Bowling Scalf. There are other Scalf’s there, but I'm not sure how they are related to me. I feel sure they are related - because Highlands is a small Cemetery & Elizabethton was a small town.”

Children of Chester Scalf and Nellie Bowling are:

    
1) Harrison Scalf
     2) Dorothy N. Scalf
     3) Chester Scalf, Jr.
     4) Rondall Scalf

1930 Carter CO TN              11 April 1930             District 7

SCALF, Chester Head 22 1908 TN TN TN
             Nell Wife 22 1908 TN TN TN
             Harrison Son 4 11/12 1925 TN TN TN
             Dorothy N. Dau 1 5/12 1928 TN TN TN

There were other children born to Chester and Nell that we have no information for. One child was born November 16, 1938 according to the birth records of Carter County, Tennessee; however, the records only list this child as a white male.

1940 Carter CO TN                        4 April 1940                        Elizabethton

SCALF, Chester Head 32 1908 TN
            Nelle Wife 32 1908 TN
            Harrison Son 13 1927 TN
            Dorothy Dau 11 1929 TN
            Chester, Jr. Son   5 1935 TN
            Rondall Son   1 1939 TN

 

HARRISON "SKIP" SCALF
Son of
Chester Scalf & Nell Bowling
Harrison<Chester<Susan<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Harrison Scalf, son of Chester Scalf and Nell Bowling, was born about 1925 (1930 Carter Co. TN Census). Harrison married Lois Holly. One known son of Harrison and Lois is Larry Scalf.

(Link to marriage document of Harrison Scalf and Lois Holly)

Private Harrison Scalf was wounded in WWII while serving in the USMCR.

Children of Harrison Scalf and Lois Holly:

     1) Kathy Daine Scalf
     2) Larry Scalf
     3) Linda Gale Scalf
     4) Randy Scalf
     5) Robert "Bo" Dale Scalf - born 1961 and died May 24, 1996 in Carter County. TN.

From the comments section at the Scalf Family Website we have a comment from Harrison’s granddaughter, Kathie. The author tried unsuccessfully to contact Kathie. We would like to hear from her again for additional information if possible. Please contact us at the website.

COMMENTS:

“Hello. My name is Kathie Scalf. I'm just interested in my ancestry and came across this site by accident. I'm from Carter County but only know as far back as my great-grandfather's name, which is Chester Scalf who married a woman named Nell. My grandfathers name is Harrison Scalf married to Lois Holly and my fathers name is Larry Scalf.”

We believe Harrison, son of Chester and Nell, might be the same Harrison Scalf listed on the SS Index. If so, Harrison was born 25 February 192 and died 12 June 2001.

SS INDEX:

HARRISON SCALF- 25 Feb 1926 - 12 Jun 2001 V - 75 - Elizabethton, Carter, TN 37643   (not specified) Tennessee

 

DOROTHY N. SCALF
Daughter of
Chester Scalf & Nell Bowling
Dorothy N<Chester<Susan<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Dorothy N. Scalf, daughter of Chester Scalf and Nell Bowling was born about 1928. We have no further information for Dorothy.

 

DAVID R. SCALF
Son of
Mary Elizabeth Scalf
  David<Mary<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

David Scalf, son of Mary Elizabeth Scalf, was born March 14, 1881 according to his WWI registration card and death certificate and died September 26, 1942. David married Rhoda Ellen Mitchell August 22, 1906 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages) Rhoda Mitchell Scalf was born about 1884 and died March 17, 1943.

(Link to death certificate of David Scalf)

(Link to death certificate of Rhoda Mitchell Scalf)

1910 Carter CO TN              18 April 1910                        District 14 

SCALF, David Head 25? 1885 TN TN TN
        Rhoda Wife 25? 1885 VA NC Ukn
        Nora B. S-dau   6 1904 TN TN VA
        Ruben Son 1 6/12 1908 TN TN VA


WWI Registration Card

Name: David Scalf
Age: 37
Home: Elizabethton, Carter CO, TN                        (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: March 14, 1881
Present Occupation: Laborer
Employer's Name: Elizabethton Flooring CO
Nearest relative: Rody Scalf
Address: Elizabethton, Carter CO, TN
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color eyes: Blue
Color hair: Black
Date: September 12, 1918

David and Rhoda were found on the 1920 and 1930 census records.

Their son Ruben, on the 1920 and 1930 census might be David Ruben Scalf. A birth record in Carter County, Tennessee lists a David Scalf born September 28, 1908 to David and Rhoda Scalf. This child was born at the home of Adeline Obey, Oley, or Oney. The writing was somewhat illegible.

James M. Scalf, the son of David and Rhoda Scalf, was born February 5, 1914 and died February 16. 1914.


1920 Carter CO TN              10 January 1920        District 7         Elizabethton

SCALF, David Head 38 1882 TN TN TN
         Rhoda Wife 38 1882 TN TN TN
         Ruben Son 11 1909 TN TN TN
         Loneza Dau   6 1914 TN TN TN
         Marvin  Son   4 1916 TN TN TN
         Irene Dau 1 8/12 1918 TN TN TN

 
1930 Carter CO TN              10 April 1930             District 7         Elizabethton

SCALF, Kent Head 30 1900 TN TN TN  
          Hattie Wife 30 1900 TN TN TN  
          Eugene Son 10 1920 TN TN TN  
          James E. Son   8 1922 TN TN TN  
          Rhoda Aunt 49 1881 NC TN TN (Wife of David Scalf)

In 1930, David’s wife, Rhoda, appears on two census reports. Kent was the son of Callie Scalf, sister of David Scalf from the 1930 census above. Rhoda might have been in Kent’s home in 1930 due to an illness in the family. Kent’s home was enumerated on April 10th and Rhoda had gone back home by April 28th when her home was enumerated.

1930 Carter CO TN              28 April 1930             District 7        

SCALF, David Head 52 1878 TN TN TN
            Rhoda Wife 48 1882 TN TN TN
            Ruben Son 21 1909 TN TN TN
            Marvin Son 15 1915 TN TN TN
            Irene Dau 14 1916 TN TN TN
            Myrtle G. Dau 10 1920 TN TN TN


1940 Carter CO TN                    3 April 1940                       Elizabethton

SCALF, David Head 59 1881 TN
TEIDISEO, Paul         Son in law 25 1915 WV
         Elizabeth Dau 21 1919 TN

 

WILLIAM MCKINLEY SCALF
Son of
Dave Scalf & Susannah Smalling
William M<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

William McKinley Scalf, son of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling Scalf, was born June 1861 in Carter County, Tennessee. (1900 Sullivan Co. TN census) McKinley married Mary Elizabeth Smallwood. (Courtesy of Dorothy Depew) Mary Smallwood was born August 12, 1858 and died March 8, 1933. They were found on the 1900 through 1930 census records. Before her death, the author discussed these families with Dorothy Scalf Depew, daughter of William McKinley Scalf and Mary Jane Smallwood. This William McKinley was the son of William McKinley and Mary Elizabeth Smallwood.

(Link to death certificate of Mary Elizabeth Smallwood Scalf)


1900 Sullivan CO TN                7 June 1900                    District 12

SCALF, Wm. Head 38 Jun 1861 TN TN TN Married 12 years  
        Mary Wife 42 Aug 1857 TN TN TN Married 12 years 4 children born, 3 living
        John M. Son 12 Sep 1887 TN TN TN    
        COra Dau 11 Apr 1889 TN TN TN    
        William McKinnley Son   3 Dec 1896 TN TN TN    


1910 Sullivan CO TN                29 April 1910                    District 12

SCALF, William Head 51 1859 TN TN TN Married 22 years  
         Mary    Wife 53 1857 TN TN TN Married 22 years 4 children born, 3 living
         William M. Son 13 1897 TN TN TN    

William and Mary were not found after 1910.


JOHN M. SCALF
Son of
William McKinnley Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Smallwood
John M<William M<<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

John M. Scalf, son of William McKinley Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Smallwood, was born about 1888. John married Lula Mae Hickman in Sullivan County, TN April 17, 1913. (Sullivan County Marriage Index, Blountville, TN)

Link to marriage license

Link to death certificate of Lula May Scalf

John and Lula were followed on census records.

1910 Sullivan CO TN                15 April 1910                    District 15

SCALF, J. M. Head 22 1888 TN TN TN Married 2 years  
        Lula Wife 20 1890 TN TN TN Married 2 years 1 child born, 1 living
        Rosie Dau 9/12 1909 TN TN TN    


1920 Sullivan CO TN                19-20 January 1920            District 13

SCALF, John Head 40 1880 TN TN TN
         Lula Wife 29 1891 TN TN TN
         Rosa Dau 10 1910 TN TN TN
         Bessie Dau 3 3/12 1916 TN TN TN
         Lee R. Son 3/12 1919 TN TN TN

An interview with Dorothy Scalf Depew confirmed two of the children of John Scalf and Lula Harris. 

John’s children as stated by Dorothy Scalf Depew: (Note from the author: Marriages were taken from the Scott County, Virginia marriage records at Gate City, Virginia by the author.)

     1) Bessie Scalf – married Monroe Harless January 5, 1934 in Scott County, Virginia at the age of 21. He was also 21. She was the daughter of John Scalf and Lula Harris and he was the son of Jim Harless and Phoebe Roberts. Both Bessie and Monroe were residents of Sullivan County, TN. (Scott Co. VA Marriage Records – Gate City, VA Courthouse)

     2) Rosa Scalf – married 1st to James Johnson August 9, 1933 in Scott County, Virginia. She was a resident of Sullivan County, Tennessee. He was a resident of Lee County, Virginia. James was the son of W. J. Johnson and Mattie Burton. Rosa was 24 and James was 23. This was a first marriage for both. Rosa and James divorced and Rosa remarried to Melvin Harless, brother of Monroe January 30, 1935 in Scott County, Virginia. She was the daughter of John Scalf and Lula Harris and he was the son of Jim Harless and Phoebe Roberts.  This was a first marriage for Melvin. (Scott Co. VA marriages)
 
3) Lee Roy Scalf - born September 1, 1919 and died May 29, 1922. (Link to death certificate)

      Child of Melvin Harless and Rosa Scalf:  

            1. Thelma Lee Harless - born January 17, 1936 and died March 29, 1938.

      4) Claude Scalf. Claude married Gladys Dykes. (Note: We have one son confirmed as Dale “Bill” Scalf. Dale married Geraldine _____. Dale “Bill” Scalf passed away February 2, 2007 at Holston Valley Medical Center. (Obituary of Dale “Bill” Scalf) 

      5) Ona Jean Scalf - born March 28, 1929 and died December 16, 1932. (Link to death certificate)

Obituary for Gladys Dykes Scalf:

KINGSPORT - Gladys Dykes Scalf, 78, went to be with the Lord Thursday (March 25, 2004) at Brookhaven Manor following a lengthy illness.

Born in Sullivan County where she was a lifelong resident, Mrs. Scalf retired from Eastman Kodak in 1972 after 26 years of service.

She was a member of Visions Freewill Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, J.L. "Jimmy" and Carrie Dykes; husband, Claude Scalf; two sisters, Nellie Dykes and Artie Darnell; and brother, Rev. Fred Dykes.

Surviving are two sons, Dale "Bill" Scalf and wife, Geraldine, Fall Branch, Don Scalf and wife, Lynn, Palm Coast, Fla.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one uncle, Simon Forbes; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport and anytime at the home of a son at 110 Richards Lane, Fall Branch.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Orville Dolen and Rev. Roy Darnell officiating.

Burial will follow at Hilltop Mission Church Cemetery.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

MemOral contributions may be given to the Kingsport Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Dorothy Scalf Depew stated to the author during our conversation that a lot of her family members lived near or in the area of Depew’s Chapel and many were buried at Depew Chapel Cemetery.

From a post at the Scalf Family Website, Claude Scalf was confirmed by Christopher Jason Scalf, son of James D. Scalf and grandson of Claude Homer Scalf and Gladys Dykes Scalf.

“Comments

I am Christopher Jason Scalf, son of James D. Scalf, grandson of Claude Homer Scalf and Gladys Dykes. Dale Scalf is my uncle. Claude is the son of John Scalf and brother of Rose and Bess.”

OBITUARY OF DALE “BILL” SCALF

FALL BRANCH – Dale “Bill” Scalf, 63, of Fall Branch, passed away Friday (Feb. 2, 2007 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Bill retired from Phillips Consumer Electronics after over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Johnson Lodge and Jericho Shriners Temple.  In May 2006, Bill accepted the Lord as his Savior. His parents, Claude and Gladys Scalf preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine, son Mike Cooke and wife, Barbara of Fall Branch; two grandchildren, Zachary and Zane; one brother, Don Scalf and wife, Lynn of Palm Coast, Fla; a niece, Jennifer, a nephew, Christopher; and an aunt, Julie Dykes.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm. Today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will follow at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Robert York and Rev. Charles Fields officiating.  Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Depew’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. (Obituary – Kingsport Times News)

An email from Jennifer Scalf Nottle has helped us clear up more information on this family:

“My name is Jeni (Jennifer) Scalf Kiep Nottle.  I'm descended from David S. Scalf and I've pasted the section of the tree you have on your site of which I am part of. I've added things and made corrections in red, for your information.  I hope you don't mind. (The color of Jeni's descendent chart was changed to black, but the contents were not changed.)

I love this site and it interests me to no end. I always thought our name was so unusual and we didn't have much family.  I knew my Great Aunt's Bess and Rose (both married Harless men) but that's it from the Scalf side.  I grew part of the way up in Kingsport but moved to Florida when I was 12. 

I now live in England with my husband and children.  Us Scalfs get around, eh?”

Thank you and please thank Margaret for all of her hard work. 

Respectfully,

Jeni Scalf Nottle

John W. Scalf 1888 -
      Lula Mae Hickman
............... 5 Claude Homer Scalf
                + Gladys Dykes   
.................. 6 Dale Leon Scalf
                    +Geraldine Crawford
                   6 James Donald Scalf
                      7 Christopher Jason Scalf
                        +Cassandra Tromley
                        +Nancy Johnston
                          8 Lauren Rose Scalf
                          8 Halle Lynn Scalf                        
                      7 Jennifer Suzanne Scalf------Me!!
............... 5 Rosie Scalf

(Courtesy of Jeni Scalf Nottle)

The Scott County, Virginia marriage records list the names of the parents of all brides and grooms, which is stated below under the marriages of Bessie and Rosa Scalf. Bessie and Rosa’s parents are listed as John Scalf and Lula Harris; however, Jeni Scalf Nottle states that John married Lula Hickman. The Sullivan County, Tennessee marriage index lists John Scalf married Lula H____. No last name was listed for Lula on this index; therefore, we cannot verify which name is correct at this time. 


WILLIAM “Mac” McKINLEY SCALF
Son of
William McKinley Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Smallwood
William M<William M<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

William McKinley Scalf, (AKA Mac) son of William McKinnley Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Smallwood, was born December 21, 1896 and died in the early 1920’s from a heart attack while loading a truck at the Kingsport Brick Company. (Courtesy of Dorothy Depew)

This William McKinley Scalf married Mary Jane Smallwood. (Courtesy of Dorothy Depew)

Dorothy did not know if Mary Jane Smallwood was related to Mary Elizabeth Smallwood and the author has been unable to find a connection at this time.

WWI Registration Card

Name: McKinley Scalf
Age: 21
Home: Kingsport, TN                        (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: December 21, 1896
Employer's Name: Kingsport Brick
Place of employment: Kingsport, TN
Nearest relative: Mary Scalf - mother
Address of relative: Kingsport, TN
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color eyes: Gray
Color hair: Red
Date: June 5, 1918

From an interview with Dorothy Scalf Depew, the author confirmed by the Scott County, Virginia marriage records that Mary Jane Smallwood remarried after the death of McKinley to Clarence Bear at Gate City (Scott Co) Virginia June 9, 1936 at the age of 32. He was 21. Mary was listed as widowed and Clarence as single. She was the daughter of ____ (record faded) and Fannie Smallwood. Clarence was the son of J. D. Bear and Blamie Depew. (Scott County, Virginia Marriages)

Dorothy Depew stated that Henry and Frances Smallwood were the parents of Mary Jane Smallwood Scalf Bear.

1930 Sullivan CO TN                23 April 1930            District 12

SCALF, McKinley Head 33 1897 TN TN TN
           Mary Wife 30 1900 TN TN TN
           Dortha Dau   7 1923 TN TN TN
           Arthur Son   5 1925 TN TN TN
           Mary Mother 74 1856 TN TN TN
SCALF, Henry Uncle 72 1858 TN TN TN   Probably Henry Smallwood

Henry Scalf is listed as an uncle of McKinnley on the 1930 Sullivan County, Tennessee census but this was most likely Henry Smallwood, father of Mary Jane Smallwood Scalf. Note the age of Henry and the age of McKinnley. Henry was considerably older than McKinnley.  Dorothy Depew stated that Mary Jane’s father was Henry Smallwood. McKinley Scalf did not have a brother named Henry to anyone’s knowledge and this was likely a mistake made by the enumerator when listing the household.



ARTHUR SCALF
Son of
William McKinley Scalf & Mary Jane Smallwood
Arthur< William M<William M<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

 ARTHUR SCALF    4 Nov 1923 - Mar 1978 - 54 - Kingsport, Sullivan, TN 37660   (not specified)   Tennessee (Search GenCircles)

SS-5 Letter  

Kenneth Scalf, 51, Kingsport.

KINGSPORT - Kenneth Ronald Scalf, 51, of 1932 Patton Street, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport).

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Arthur Scalf; and his sister, Brenda Sue Rogers.

Surviving are his mother, Reba Hyatt Scalf, Kingsport; sisters, Ms. Geraldine Scalf, Kingsport, and Mrs. Norma Jean Ritch and husband, Bill, Kingsport; brother, Rev. Jerry Scalf and wife, Linda, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Arthur N. Scalf was born November 04, 1925 in Sullivan Co. TN, and died in Sullivan Co. TN.  He married Reba Mae Hyatt in Sullivan Co. TN.  She was born June 25, 1933, and died in Sullivan Co. TN. Arthur is buried at Depew’s Chapel Cemetery in Sullivan County, TN along with his wife, Reba.

Children of Arthur Scalf and Reba Hyatt:

     1) Jerry (Rev.) Scalf.
     2) Brenda Sue Scalf, b. 1952, Sullivan Co. TN; d. November 20, 1996, Sullivan Co. TN. She married Harold D. Rogers. (Obituary of Brenda Sue Scalf Rogers)
    
3) Norma Jean Scalf, married ____Bowen.
     4) Geraldine Scalf.
     5) Kenneth Scalf.

Children of Brenda Sue Scalf and Harold D. Rogers:

     1) Renita Rogers, married Donnie Wolfe.
     2) Tammy Rogers.
     3) Jonathan D. Rogers, married Heather ____.
     4) Anthony C. Rogers.

Child of Norma Jean Scalf and ____Bowen.

     1) Nathan Bowen.

 

SOLOMON DAVID “BUD” SCALF
Son of
David Scalf & Susannah Smalling
Solomon D<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Solomon David Scalf, (AKA Bud) son of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling, was born October 11, 1862 and died December 1, 1934. Solomon David married Sarah Jane Ellen “Sallie” Emmert September 5, 1880 in Carter County, Tennessee. She was born September 1, 1864 and died April 3, 1946. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Emmert and Francis Moodie.

(Link to Solomon David Scalf's death certificate)

 (Link to Sarah Jane Emmert Scalf's death certificate)

 (Link to photograph of Solomon and Sarah Scalf family)   (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr.)  

 (Link to photograph of Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert Scalf)    (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr.)

According to the Bible records of Sarah Jane, she was born September 11, 1864 and died April 3, 1946. (Headstone of Sarah Jane at Scalf Cemetery in Watauga)

Both Solomon David and Sarah Jane are buried at the Scalf Cemetery at Watauga (Carter Co) TN.

The names and dates for this family have been taken from the "Scalf Family History" a study of the census records, descendants, and the Bible of Sarah Jane Scalf, transcribed and posted on the Scalf Family Website at http://www.scalf-family.org

 (Link to Solomon D. Scalf Masonic Certificate)

Children of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Emmert:

     1) Sudie Harriet Ann Scalf, born January 5, 1882. (Bible record)
     2) Samuel Washington Scalf, February 24, 1884. (Bible record) He died June 29, 1947 (Courtesy of Larry Hammons)
     3) Mattie Lou Sindie Scalf, born February 15, 1887 (Bible record)
     4) Laura Zeal Scalf, born November 30, 1890. (Bible record) She married first to Abraham Bolling, March 7, 1910. She married second to John McGinnis; born May 31, 1903 in Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN m. Oct. 17, 1922. (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr. and Marriage records of Knox Co. TN)
    
5) Marshall J. Carl Scalf, born March 3, 1892. (Bible record)
     6)
 Henry Clay Ivenes Scalf, born April 16, 1895. (Bible record)
     7)
 Myrtle Ethel Mary Scalf, born June 4, 1897. (Bible record) She died August 28, 1989. (Courtesy of Larry Hammons)
     8
) Ivia Minnie Bell Scalf, born September 14, 1899. (Bible record) Ivia died September 26, 1989. (obituary)
    
9) Dorthea Pearl Scalf, born September 7, 1902. (Bible record)
   10) Robert Bruce Scalf, born December 22, 1905; died June 28, 1913. (Bible record)


1900 Carter CO TN              15 June 1900              District 13
 

SCALF, Solomon Head 37 Oct 1862 TN TN TN  
           Sarah E. Wife 35 Sep 1864 TN TN TN 8 children born, 7 living
           Samuel W. Son 16 Feb 1884 TN TN TN  Samuel Washington
           Mattie S. Dau 12 Feb 1888 TN TN TN  Mattie Lou Sindie
           Larrah Z. Dau   9 Nov 1890 TN TN TN  Laura Zeal
           Carl M. Son   7 Mar 1893 TN TN TN  Marshall Carl
           Myrtle E. Dau   3 Jun 1897 TN TN TN  Myrtle Ethel
           Minnie B. Dau 8/12 Sep 1899 TN TN TN  Ivia Minnie Bell

 
1910 Carter CO TN              22 April 1910             District 13

SCALF, Solomon D. Head 51 1859 TN TN TN  
           Sarah Wife 48 1862 TN TN TN 11 children born, 9 living
           Mertel Dau 12 1898 TN TN TN (Myrtle Ethel)
           Carl Son 17 1893 TN TN TN ( Marshall Carl)
           Zva Dau 10 1900 TN TN TN (Ivia Minnie Bell)
           Pearl Dau   8 1902 TN TN TN (Dorthea Pearl)  
           Robert Son   5 1915 TN TN TN (Robert Bruce)

 
1920 Carter CO TN              14 January 1920        District 13

SCALF, Solomon D. Head 58 1862 TN TN TN
            Sarah J. Wife 56 1864 TN TN TN
NORMAN, Iva M. Dau 20 1900 TN TN TN Ivia Minnie Bell Scalf
NORMAN, T. J. G-son 3 2/12 1917 TN TN TN
BOLDEN, Jerry G-son   9 1911 TN TN TN

 
1930 Carter CO TN              5 April 1930   District 21-13

HUMPHREYS, David Head 47 1883 TN TN TN
             Mattie L. Wife 43 1887 TN TN TN Mattie Lou Sindie
             Sarah C. Dau 24 1906 TN TN TN
             Florence E. Dau 20 1910 TN TN TN
             Wiley J. Son 18 1912 TN TN TN
              Reva B. Dau 16 1914 TN TN TN
              Lucy R. Dau 14 1916 TN TN TN
              Charlie L. Son 12 1918 TN TN TN
              Novels Dau 10 1920 TN TN TN
              Curtis Son   8 1922 TN TN TN
              Lola Dau   6 1924 TN TN TN
              Clarence R. Son   1 1929 TN TN TN
SCALF, Solomon D. Father in law 73 1857 TN TN TN Solomon David
SCALF, Sarah J. Mother in law 72 1858 TN TN TN Sarah Jane


1940 Knox CO TN                  15 April 1940                   District 13      

SCALF, Jerry Head 29 1911 TN
        Oleta Wife 28 1912 TN
        Gwendlyn Dau   3 1937 TN
        Mrs. Sarah Grandmother 75 1865 TN                  Widow

   

SUDA HARRIET CATHERINE SCALF
Daughter of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Sudie<Solomon D<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Sudie Harriet Catherine Scalf, daughter of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, was born January 05, 1882. Sudie married Joseph Floyd Campbell. He was born July 15, 1878 according to the Bible records; however, Larry Hammons, son of Fred James Hammons and Geneva Ida Campbell Hammons, states the year was 1877. Larry stated these dates came from death certificates. Floyd Campbell was the son of Manuel Campbell. The 1900 census of Carter County, district 13, reports Floyd’s name as Joseph F. Campbell. (Bible record of Sarah Emmert Scalf, courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Bob also found a marriage record for Floyd and Sudie:

The names and dates for this family have been taken from the Bible of Sudie Scalf Campbell at Watauga, Tennessee in 1967, transcribed by Fred Robert Scalf, Jr., and posted on the Scalf Family website at http://www.scalf-family.org

A descendent, Larry Hammons, spoke by telephone with Bob Scalf and states the following information for Sudie and her family:

Sudie’s full name was Suda Harriet Catherine. She was born January 5, 1882 in Carter County, TN, and died February 23, 1958 in Carter County, TN. (Link to death certificate) She married Joseph Floyd Campbell, son of William F. and Martha E. Campbell. Joseph Floyd Campbell was born July 15, 1877 in Rhea County, TN. He died February 3, 1948 in Carter County, TN. Floyd and Suda married August 27, 1899 in Carter County, TN. (Courtesy of Larry Hammons)

Children listed from the records of Larry Hammons:

     1) Manuel David Campbell born July 10, 1900. He died July 1958.
     2) Clyde William Henry Campbell, born September 10, 1902.
     3) George John Campbell, born September 27, 1904. He died December 18, 1967.
     4) Charles Campbell, born March 31, 1906. He died August 31, 1909.
     5) Dorothy Mae Campbell, born May 10, 1909. She married M. Jim Oxendine. Dorothy died August 25, 1970.
     6) Pansy Elizabeth Campbell, born July 11, 1911. She married M. Ernest Lonzo Perry. Pansy died February 4, 1976.
     7) Geneva Ida Campbell, born December 7, 1918; died December 31, 1997. She married Fred James Hammons, born October 13, 1912 and died February 5, 1998. He was the son of Thomas Lillard Hammons and Ollie Edith Curd. Fred had two siblings; Ruth and Pearl.
     8) Infant Campbell born 1920; died 1920, Watauga, Carter County, TN.

Children of Sudie Scalf and Floyd Campbell from the Bible record:

     1) Manuel David Campbell, born July 10, 1900. (Bible said Manuel Daniel)
     2) Clyde William Henry Campbell, born September 10, 1902.
     3) George John Campbell, born September 27, 1904.
     4) Charles Campbell born March 3, 1906, died August 31, 1909.
     5) Dorothy Mae Campbell, born May 10, 1909. (Carter Co. TN births)
     6) Pansy Elizabeth Campbell, born July 11, 1911.
     7) Geneva Ida Campbell, born December 07, 1918; married Fred James Hammons.  September 2, 1939; Fred was born October 13, 1912. Geneva died December 31, 1977 at Watauga in Carter County, TN. (SS Index courtesy of Bob Scalf)
     8) Infant Campbell, born 1920 and died 1920.
     9)  James Campbell.


GENEVA IDA CAMPBELL
Daughter of
Suda Harriet Catherine Scalf & Joseph Floyd Campbell
Geneva Hammons<Suda Campbell<Solomon David<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Geneva Ida Campbell, daughter of Suda Harriet Catherine Scalf and Joseph Floyd Campbell was born December 7, 1918 and died December 31, 1977 at Watauga (Carter Co) TN. She married Fred James Hammons September 2, 1939 at Watauga (Carter Co.) TN. (Courtesy of Larry Hammons)

Geneva and Fred were the parents of three children:

     1) Kenneth Wayne Hammons, born January 20, 1941, died January 21, 1941.
     2) Larry Roger Hammons, born Watauga (Carter Co.) TN.
     3) Brenda Gail Hammons, born Watauga (Carter Co.) TN.

 (Link to photograph of Fred Hammons)

 

 (Photograph - courtesy of Bob Scalf)

 

 

SAMUEL WASHINGTON SCALF
Son of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Samuel<Solomon<<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Samuel Washington Scalf was the son of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert. Samuel was born 24 Feb 1884 in Carter Co., TN. (WWI Draft Registration courtesy of Virgil Scalf) Samuel died Jun 29, 1947. (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

(Link to death certificate of Samuel Scalf)

Sam is found in the home of his parents in 1900 Carter County, Tennessee but does not appear afterwards with his parents. His parents were still living in Carter County, TN in 1930. Samuel was living in Wise Co. VA at this time.

By 1903, Sam was in Anderson County, TN where he married Lizzie Graham, December 22, 1903.  (Marriage bond)  (Marriage license record)  (Marriages of Anderson Co. TN)

Sam states he was 20 years old and Lizzie was 18. G. S. Cole signed the marriage bond.  J. C.  Shipe or Shipel signed as M.G. (Minister of the Gospel)

Samuel was then found in Wise County, Virginia in 1920 married to America J. Belcher Taylor with seven stepchildren in the home. The last stepchild was born about 1913, so we assume Samuel and America did not marry until 1913-1920.

In an email from Carlene Johnson, she confirms that Sam married Maggie Elizabeth Graham in Anderson Co. TN.

“My GGF was Samuel Scalf, who married Maggie Elizabeth Graham in Anderson Co., TN 22 Dec 1903.  They were divorced there in 1906.  My grandmother's birth certificate lists him as being from Carter CO, TN.  I have found a Samuel Washington Scalf in Wise CO, VA with wife America.  His WW I and WW II draft cards list his birth as 24 Feb 1884 in Carter Co., TN.  I am sure that this is the Samuel Washington Scalf who is a son of Soloman David Scalf as listed on the 1900 census of Carter Co., but am not absolutely certain that he is the same Samuel Scalf from Carter Co. who is the father of my grandmother.  If anyone out there has any further info on him, I would very much appreciate it.” (Courtesy of Carlene Johnson)
 
 
WWI Registration Card

Name: Samuel Washington Scalf
Age: 34
Home: Norton, Wise CO, VA                        (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: February 24, 1884
Present Occupation: Miner
Employer's Name: Norton Coal CO.
Nearest relative: Belle Scalf - wife
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color eyes: Light Brown
Color hair: Black
Date: September 12, (1918)


1920 Wise CO VA                 10 & 11 March 1920             Gladeville District

SCALF, Samuel W. Head 36 1884 TN TN TN  
             Amarke Wife 35 1885 KY KY KY (America)
TAYLOR, Elina S-dau 19 1901 VA VA KY  
             Dwaey S-son 16 1904 VA VA KY (Dewey)
             Mary S-dau 16 1904 VA VA KY  
             Sarah  S-dau 13 1907 VA VA KY  
             Albert S-son 12 1908 VA VA KY  
             Johnny S-son 12 1908 VA VA KY  
             Malina S-dau   7 1913 VA VA KY  

 
1930 Wise CO VA                 15 April 1930             Gladeville District

SCALF, Sam W. Head 46 1884 TN TN TN
           America Wife 46 1884 KY KY KY
TAYLOR, Minnie S-dau 17 1913 VA VA KY
PEEK, Mary S-dau 26 1904 VA VA KY
PEEK, Hubbard G-son   6 1924 VA VA VA
PEEK, Jimmy G-son 2 7/12 1927 VA VA VA

In the home of Sam and America were stepchildren and step-grandchildren. Minnie, daughter of America by her first marriage, was 17 and probably unmarried at this time. Mary, daughter of America by her first marriage had married a Peek or Peeks, possibly related to Nancy Scalf Peeks, daughter of Dave and Susannah Smalling Scalf. Mary had two children in the home, Hubbard and Jimmy Peek/Peeks.


WWII REGISTRATION CARD

Name: Samuel Washington Scalf
Residence: Kentucky Ave, Norton, Wise CO, VA
Mailing address: General delivery, Norton, VA        (Link to document)
Age: 58
Date of birth: February 24, 1884
Born: Carter CO, TN
Name & address of person who will know your address: Mrs. America Scalf, wife, Norton, VA
Employer: Norton Coal Co.
Place of employment: Norton, Wise CO, VA
 

1940 Wise CO VA                        22 May 1940                        Gladenville

SCALF, Sam Head 56 1884 TN
       America Wife 56 1884 KY


 

MATTIE LOU SINDIE SCALF
Daughter of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Mattie<Solomon<<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Mattie Lou Sindie Scalf, daughter of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, was born February 15, 1887. She married Dave Humphreys on June 30, 1905. Dave Humphreys was born Oct. 25, 1885 and died Sep. 13, 1936. (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr.)

(Link to Photograph of Mattie Scalf Humphreys and  Mary  Porterfield Scalf) (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr.)

The birth names and dates for this family are copied from the Bible of Sudie Scalf Campbell photographed and transcribed by Bob Scalf and posted on the Scalf Family website-- http://www.Scalf-Family.org

Children of Mattie Scalf and Dave Humphreys:

     1) Sarah Catherine Humphreys, born April 07, 1906, married Landon Pierce, Aug. 17, 1935.
     2) David Frank Humphreys, born October 07, 1907, married Pauline Trent, Dec 15, 1927.
     3) Edith Florence Humphreys, born September 14, 1909, married Jake Denton, July 04, 1934.
     4) James W. "Wiley" Humphreys, born July 28, 1911.
     5) Suda Riva Bell Humphreys, born September 08, 1913.
     6) Lola Elizabeth Humphreys, born August 28, 1914, married William "Bill" Hudson in 1944.
     7) Lucy Irene Humphreys, born July 17, 1915. Married Dewey Andrew Scalf (date unknown). A child is listed on the Carter Co.
     8) C. L. Humphreys, born June 13, 1917, married Hazel Penix Jan 02, 1937.
     9) Amanda Novella Humphreys, born September 12, 1920, married Edgar Ford, Sep. 14, 1939.
   10) Willie Curtis Humphreys, born September 18, 1922, married Dorothy L. Taylor, June 29, 1947.
   11) Infant Humphreys, born July 02, 1927, died July 02, 1927.
   12) Clarence Ross "Tip" Humphreys, born November 18, 1928, married Margaret Lucille Feathers, Oct. 26, 1947.

Birth names and dates for this family were copied from the Family Bible of Sudie Scalf Humphreys photographed and transcribed by Bob Scalf and posted on the Scalf Family website-- http://www.Scalf-Family.org

1910 Carter CO TN             18 April 1910                        District 13

HUMPHREYS, David Head 24 1886 TN TN TN Married 5 years  
           Mattie Wife 22 1888 TN TN TN Married 5 years 3 children born, 3 living
           Sarah Dau   4 1906 TN TN TN    
           Frank Son   2 1908 TN TN TN    
           Florence Dau 7/12 1909 TN TN TN    


1920 Carter CO TN             8 January 1920                    District 13

HUMPHREYS, David Head 35 1885 TN TN TN
            Mattie L. Wife 31 1889 TN TN TN
            Sarah C. Dau 13 1907 TN TN TN
            David F. Son 11 1909 TN TN TN David Frank
            Florence Dau   9 1911 TN TN TN
            Wiley Son   7 1913 TN TN TN
             Reva B. Dau   5 1915 TN TN TN
             Lucy Dau 4 5/12 1915 TN TN TN
             C. L. Son 2 5/12 1917 TN TN TN


1930 Carter CO TN              5 April 1930                      District 21-13

HUMPHREYS, David Head 47 1883 TN TN TN
             Mattie L. Wife 43 1887 TN TN TN
             Sarah C. Dau 24 1906 TN TN TN
             Florence E. Dau 20 1910 TN TN TN
             Wiley J. Son 18 1912 TN TN TN
              Reva B. Dau 16 1914 TN TN TN
              Lucy R. Dau 14 1916 TN TN TN
              Charlie L. Son 12 1918 TN TN TN
              Novels Dau 10 1920 TN TN TN
              Curtis Son   8 1922 TN TN TN
              Lola Dau   6 1924 TN TN TN
              Clarence R. Son   1 1929 TN TN TN
SCALF, Solomon D. Father in law 73 1857 TN TN TN
SCALF, Sarah J. Mother in law 72 1858 TN TN TN


1940 Washington CP TN                    10 April 1940             District 10      

HUMPHERIES, Wiley Head 26 1914 TN  
             Mattie Mother 52 1888 TN Widow
             Curtis Brother 17 1923 TN  
             Lola Sister 15 1925 TN  
             Clarence Brother 12 1918 TN  
             C. L. Brother 22 1918 TN Married
             Hazel Sister in law 20 1920 TN Married
             David   Nephew   2 1938 TN  
             Riley Boarder 21 1919 TN  


 

DAVID FRANK HUMPHREYS
Son of
David Humphreys & Mattie Lou Sindie Scalf
David Humphreys<Mattie<Solomon D<<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

David Frank Humphreys, son of Mattie Lou Sindie Scalf and David Humphreys, was born about 1909. He married Pauline (maiden name unknown). They were found on the 1930 census of Carter County, Tennessee.

1930 Carter CO TN              5 April 1930   District 21-13            

HUMPHREYS, Frank D. Head 21 1909 TN TN TN
             Pauline M. Wife 17 1913 TN TN TN
             Raymond C. Son 2/12 1930 TN TN TN


 

CHARLIE L. HUMPHREYS
Son of
David Humphreys & Mattie Lou Sindie Scalf
Charlie L. Humphreys<Mattie<Solomon D<<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Charlie L. Humphreys, son of David Humphreys & Mattie Lou Sindie Scalf, was born June 17, 1917 and died October 31, 1956. (Link to death certificate)
 

1940 Washington CP TN                    10 April 1940             District 10      

HUMPHERIES, Wiley Head 26 1914 TN  
             Mattie Mother 52 1888 TN Widow
             Curtis Brother 17 1923 TN  
             Lola Sister 15 1925 TN  
             Clarence Brother 12 1918 TN  
             C. L. Brother 22 1918 TN Married
             Hazel Sister in law 20 1920 TN Married
             David   Nephew   2 1938 TN  
             Riley Boarder 21 1919 TN  

  

LAURA ZEAL SCALF
Daughter of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Laura<Solomon D<<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Laura Zeal Scalf, daughter of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, born November 30, 1890. She married (1) Abraham Bolling, March 7, 1910.  (2) John McGinnis, born May 31, 1903 in Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN. They married October 17, 1922. (Link to photograph of John McGinnis)

In the Scalf Cemetery on Smalling Road at Watauga, Tennessee is a child, Myrtle Dwanedith Scalf, daughter of Laura Scalf. We cannot confirm if this child was the daughter of this Laura Scalf or another Laura Scalf. According to the dates concerned, we have not found another Laura Scalf that was possibly the mother of Myrtle Dwanedith.  

1920 Knox CO TN                29 January 1920        District 13

GAUT, Clabe Head 34 1886 TN KY TN  
         Lizzie B. Wife 29 1891 TN TN TN  
         Geneva C. Dau   7 1913 TN TN TN  
         Annie B.   Dau 4 5/12 1915 TN TN TN  
SCLAF, Laura Z.   - 28  1892 TN TN TN Divorced
RAMSEY, Jerry   - 19 1901 NC NC TN  
BAILEY, Joe   - 23 1897 TN TN TN  
SMITH, Porter   - 33 1887 TN TN TN  
BURTON, John   - 44 1876 MI NY NY  
WOLF, Joe   - 54 1866 TN USA USA  
ALSTINE, Huel   - 58 1862 TN TN TN  

  
 


JERRY SCALF
Son of
Abraham Bolling & Laura Z. Scalf
Jerry<Laura<Solomon D<<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Jerry Scalf, the son of Laura Scalf, was born about 1909. There is a strong possibility that Abraham Bolling is his father, but this is not certain, since Jerry used the name Scalf as his surname. Jerry married Oleta Vandergriff in Bell County, KY on April 27, 1935.  (Link to marriage document)

1930 Knox CO TN               25 April 1930                     District 13
 

HIGHTOWER, Doc Head 35 1895 TN TN TN
           Iva Wife 30 1900 TN TN TN
           Hazel Dau 13 1917 TN TN TN
SCALF, Jerry Nephew 21 1909 TN TN TN


1940 Knox CO TN                  15 April 1940                   District 13      

SCALF, Jerry Head 29 1911 TN
        Oleta Wife 28 1912 TN
        Gwendlyn Dau   3 1937 TN
        Mrs. Sarah Grandmother 75 1865 TN                  Widow

 

 

MARSHAL J. CARL SCALF
Son of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Marshal<Solomon<<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Marshall J. “Carl” Scalf, son of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, was born March 3, 1892 in Watauga (Carter Co.) Tennessee. Carl married Mary Maude Porterfield January 28, 1911 in Knox County, Tennessee. Mary was born September 17, 1893 at Strawberry Plains (Knox Co.) TN and died September 24, 1976 at Dandridge (Jefferson Co.) TN. Mary is buried at the Trentville Cemetery in Strawberry Plains. She was the daughter of Richard Campbell Porterfield (8/14/1850 – 5/16/1912) and Martha “Mary” C. Patty (3/16/1851 – 4/2/1917).

(Link to photograph of Marshal J. Carl Scalf)  (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr.)

(Link to Photograph of Mattie Scalf Humphreys and  Mary  Porterfield Scalf) (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr.)

Carl and Mary were the parents of six children. One child, Carlyle Scalf died in infancy from cholera infantum. This type of cholera was not “true cholera” but was the type of cholera known as intestinal virus with flu-like symptoms. According to his death certificate, Carlyle was born March 5, 1917 and died October 1, 1917 at the age of 7 months. He is buried at the Trentville Cemetery in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

Link to DC of Carlyle Scalf (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Bob and his brother Jim made a trip to the Trentville Cemetery in October of 2010 to look at family graves. They found the headstone of Carlyle had sunk into the ground and reset the headstone to its proper position. When the stone was reset they found that Carlyle’s birth and death date was inscribed as March 5, 1917 - October 5, 1917. There is a death date difference of four days from the death certificate and his headstone inscription at the cemetery. We have no explanation for this discrepancy other than the assumption that the tombstone company might have made a mistake on the inscription. His full name inscribed on the stone is Melvin Carlyle Scalf.  

Link to headstone of Carlyle Scalf (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Carl and Mary had another son they named Carl Scalf, Jr. Carl died an untimely death at the age of 12, due to a childhood accident.

(Link to photograph of Carl Scalf, Jr.)  (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Link to newspaper account of the death of Carl Scalf, Jr. (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Carl left Mary and the children in 1923 and was never heard from again. 

Carl registered for the draft of WWI. He was listed as a Shovel Crane Operator in 1917. He was working for Campbell Dean Company at Strawberry Plains, TN. Carl and Mary had four children at this time.

Children of Carl and Mary Porterfield Scalf:

     1) Goldia Ivia, born October 1, 1911 at Knox County, TN and died May 11, 1991 at Dandridge (Jefferson Co.) TN. She married first to Ernest Howard Derreberry (1912-1977). Goldia married second to Harvey H. Smith (1906-1980).
     2) Jennie Louise, born January 21, 1913 at Strawberry Plains (Jefferson Co.) TN and died October 27, 2000. She married John Lee Goforth (1904-1979). They married September 4, 1932.
     3) Fred Robert Scalf, born December 30, 1914 at Watauga (Carter Co.) TN and died September 22, 1995 at Knoxville (Knox Co.) TN. Fred married Dorothy Fay Burris (1916-2006).
     4) Carlyle Scalf, born March 5, 1917 at Strawberry Plains (Jefferson Co.) TN and died October 1, 1917 at Strawberry Plains (Jefferson Co.) TN.
     5) Gladys Marie Scalf, born April 22, 1919 at Strawberry Plains (Jefferson Co.) TN and died July 26, 1985 at Newport News, Virginia. She married John Edward Daniels (1917-1989).
     6) Carl Scalf, Jr., born May 8, 1923 at Strawberry Plains (Jefferson Co. TN) and died September 1, 1935 at Strawberry Plains (Jefferson Co.) TN. (Link to death certificate)

(Courtesy of Bob Scalf)


WWI Registration Card 

Name: Marshal Carl Scalf
Age: 24
Home: Strawberry Plains, TN                        (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: March 3, 1892
Born: Watauga, TN
Present Occupation: Shovel crane
Employer's Name: Campbell Dean CO - Strawberry Plains, TN
Dependents: Wife and four children
Military service: No
Exemption claim: Ruptured
Height: Tall
Build: Stout
Color eyes: Gray
Color hair: Black
Date: June 5, 1917

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

The author believes that “Horace” listed on the 1920 Knox Co. TN census, is one and the same person as Marshall Carl Scalf. It is possible the enumerator did not hear the name “Carl” clearly and thought he heard “Horace.”

1920 Knox CO TN                29 January 1920        District 13 

SCALF, Horace Head 27 1893 TN TN TN
           Mary M. Wife 26 1894 TN TN TN
           Goldie I. Dau   8 1912 TN TN TN
           Jennie L. Dau   7 1913 TN TN TN
           Fred R.  Son 5 7/12 1914 TN TN TN
           Glades M. Dau 0/12 1920 TN TN TN

Note:  According to information from the family, Carl left Mary and the children in 1923, which is supported by the 1930 census below. An insert is listed below from Fred Robert Scalf, Jr., concerning Marshall Carl Scalf. If anyone has information on Carl, please contact us at the Scalf family website. The family would be interested in knowing what happened to Carl, when and where he died, and where he might be buried.

“He was a heavy equipment operator, operating a steam drill, steam shovel, etc. at rock quarries and occasionally at a mine. On January 28, 1911 he married Mary Porterfield and they had 6 children. In 1923, Carl left Mary and the children in Strawberry Plains, TN, stayed in the area a short time, then proceeded in the company of Anna Mae Warwick (later married a White) to Norton, VA where he worked in a coal mine and lived with his brother some while there. Carl left Anna Mae in Norton. He later worked in a rock quarry in Easley, SC and was said to have left there in late 1935. While in Easley, he lived with the Sheriff family, the last member of which died in 1965. He was believed returning to the Strawberry Plains when he left Easley.

No concrete information has been received on his whereabouts since 1935. If any contact was made with the family or friends after that, it was kept a secret. His sisters all died without admitting (to his wife or her side of the family) that they knew anything further of his whereabouts. A check by his wife with the Social Security Administration in Knoxville and Washington D.C. indicated that no one by the name of Marshall Carl Scalf (not sure if they tried similar names) had ever filed for Social Security.

It was said that checks with the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Nashville, TN, turned up no evidence of an official name change. Since they also had a Strawberry Plains company, it was speculated that Carl worked later for the Birmingham Slag Co., but checks came back negative.

Mary, his abandoned wife, never remarried and never gave up hope before her death. His children never fully healed from the scars of his abandoning the family. As of this writing, only Louise and Fred are alive, and both are ailing.” (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr.)

In 1930, Mary Porterfield Scalf was found as head of house in Knox County, Tennessee. Mary and Carl had five living children at this time. 

1930 Knox CO TN                3 April 1930               District 15

SCALF, Mary Head 36 1894 TN TN TN
         Goldie Dau 18 1912 TN TN TN
         Louise Dau 17 1913 TN TN TN
         Fred Son 15 1915 TN TN TN
         Gladys Dau 10 1920 TN TN TN
         Carl Son   6 1924 TN TN TN


1940 Knox CO TN                    5 April 1940                        Knoxville

SCALF, Fred Head 25 1915 TN  
         Dorotha Wife 25 1915 TN  
         Fred, Jr. Son   2 1938 TN  
         Mary Mother 46 1894 TN Widow
DANIELS, John Brother in law 23 1917 TN  
         Gladys Sister 20 1920 TN  

 

GOLDIA IVIA SCALF
Daughter of
Marshall Carl Scalf & Mary Maude Porterfield
Golda<Carl<Solomon D<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Goldia Ivia Scalf, daughter of Marshall Carl Scalf and Mary Maude Porterfield, was born October 1, 1911 in Knox County, Tennessee. Goldia died May 11, 1991 at Dandridge (Jefferson Co.) TN. She married first to Ernest Howard Derreberry. Ernest was born 1912 and died 1977. Goldie and Ernest were married March 7, 1931 in Kentucky.

She married second to Harvey H. Smith. Harvey was born January 11, 1906 and died May 1980. Goldia and Ernest had six children. No children were born from the second marriage.

Children of Goldia Scalf and Ernest Derreberry:

     1) Barbara Jean Derreberry. (Living).
     2) Mary Jane Derreberry, born 1933 and died 1978.
     3) James Edward Derreberry, born 1934 and died 1979.
     4) Betty Louise Derreberry, born February 2, 1937 and died January 10, 2010.
     5) Nancy Carol Derreberry (Living). Married: (1) Fred Leonard Shults December 19, 1956 (2) Troy E. Renfroe September 8, 1985.  (Link to marriage document)
     6) David Howard Derreberry, born November 27, 1940 and died November 5, 2003.



 

BETTY LOUISE DERREBERRY
Daughter of
Ernest Derreberry & Goldia Scalf
Betty Derreberry<Goldia<Carl<Solomon D<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Betty, the daughter of Ernest Derreberry and Goldia Scalf, was born February 2, 1937 and died January 10, 2010 in Sevier County, TN. Nancy, a younger sister, stated that Betty Louise was named after Aunt Jennie Louise Scalf Goforth. Betty married (1) Jerry Everett on March 19,1954 in Kingston, Roane County, TN (2) Vernon Richard Ray was born May 21, 1943 and died March 7, 1976 at age 32 in Jefferson City, TN.  Betty is buried next to Vernon in Jefferson City, TN.
 
Link to marriage documents for Betty Derreberry and Jerry Evertt   (Marriage Bond)  (Marriage Record)

Children of Betty Derreberry and Jerry Everett:
 
     1) Marty Everett
     2) Steve Everett
 
Children of Betty Derreberry and Vernon Ray:
 
     1) Joey Lynn Ray
     2) Ricky Ray

Obituary: Betty Louise Derreberry Everett Ray

Betty Ray, age 72, formerly of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010, at the home of her son, Joey Ray in Seymour. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Ray; mother, Goldie Derreberry Smith; father, Ernest Derreberry; brothers, Jim and David Derreberry; sister, Mary Jane Derreberry Paddock. She is survived by her sons, Joey Ray of Seymour, Ricky Ray of Strawberry Plains, Marty and Steve Everett of Maryville; granddaughters, Jennifer Patterson and Ashley Ray; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks to her caregiver, Sharon Brock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her son, Joey Ray. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 at Fielden Chapel with Rev. Arthur Easterday conducting the services. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 13 in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the services at the funeral home. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market, is in charge of arrangements.


JENNIE LOUISE SCALF
Daughter of
Marshall Carl Scalf & Mary Maude Porterfield
Jennie<Carl<Solomon D<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Jennie Louise Scalf, daughter of Marshall Carl Scalf and Mary Maude Porterfield, was born January 21, 1913 and died October 27, 2000. She married John Lee Goforth. He was born September 6, 1904 and died February 22, 1979. They were married September 4, 1932. John served two terms as Sheriff. Both John and Louise are buried at McCampbell’s Chapel Cemetery in Jefferson County, TN. Louise and John had no children. 

 

 

 

 

(Photographs - courtesy of Bob Scalf)

 

 

FRED ROBERT SCALF, SR.
Son of
Marshall Carl Scalf & Mary Maude Porterfield
Fred<Carl<Solomon D<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Fred Robert Scalf, son of Marshall Carl Scalf and Mary Maude Porterfield, was born December 30, 1914 and died September 22, 1995. Fred married Dorothy Fay Burris September 19, 1936 at Knoxville (Knox Co.) TN. Dorothy was the daughter of William (Will) Harrison Burris and Lillian Lackey. Dorothy was born June 24, 1916 and died March 16, 2006 at Knoxville (Knox Co.) TN.       

Children of Fred Robert Scalf and Dorothy Burris:

 A) Fred Robert “Bob” Scalf, Jr. (Living). Bob married first to Janis Jeffries. She is the daughter of Floyd Houston and Mary Ethel Jeffries. Bob and Janis have two sons, Fred Robert “Bobby” and Gerald David “Jerry” Scalf.

Children of Fred Robert “Bob” Scalf and Janis Jeffries:

     1) Fred Robert “Bobby” Scalf, III. Bobby married first to Jody Johnson, daughter of Jesse and Marlene Johnson. He married second to Lori Ann Nehrich; one son, Fred Robert IV (aka Robert Daniel Hora) . He married third to Kathryn Ann Giordano; one daughter, Sara Ann Scalf (nee Cozens). 
     2) Gerald David "Jerry" Scalf. Jerry married Wendy Christine Warren. They have two children, Tyler Warren and Blake William Scalf.

Bob married second to Frances Rowena “Fran” Eastridge. Fran is the daughter of Eugene Bly Eastridge and Nola Maxine Patrick. Fran married first to J. Paul Garrison (deceased). Paul and Fran have one son, Paul Anthony "Tony" Garrison. Tony married Tricia Elaine Dodrill and they have two children; Jake Montana and Savannah Kate Garrison. Bob and Fran reside at Blaine TN.

     B) James “Jim” Eugene Scalf. (Living). Jim married Mary Elizabeth Saffold March 15, 1965 in Knox County, Tennessee. Jim and Mary have two children; Debbie Lynne and Karen Elizabeth Scalf.

           1) Debbie married Brian Jason Youngblood August 15, 1992 at Lake Park, Florida. They have two children, Ashley Elizabeth and Matthew Lewis Youngblood.
           2) Karen married James Oliver Council June 4, 1994 at Lake Park, Florida and they have two children, Christopher James and Caroline Elizabeth Council.

 

1940 Knox CO TN                    5 April 1940                        Knoxville

SCALF, Fred Head 25 1915 TN  
         Dorotha Wife 25 1915 TN  
         Fred, Jr. Son   2 1938 TN  
         Mary Mother 46 1894 TN Widow
DANIELS, John Brother in law 23 1917 TN  
         Gladys Sister 20 1920 TN  

 

GLADYS MARIE SCALF
Daughter of
Marshall Carl Scalf & Mary Maude Porterfield
Gladys<Carl<Solomon D<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Gladys Marie Scalf, daughter of Marshall Carl Scalf and Mary Maude Porterfield, was born April 22, 1919 at Strawberry Plains (Jefferson Co.) TN and died July 26, 1985 at Newport News, Virginia. She married (1) John Edward Daniels. He was born April 5, 1917 in Knox County, TN, the son of Charles and Rufina Daniels. John died November 22, 1989 at Toledo (Lucus Co.) Ohio. Gladys and John were married November 1, 1939 at Knox County, TN, (2) Samuel Edward Lewis, born about 1921. He was killed by hit and run driver in Jacksonville, FL (he was a Gunners Mate stationed at Mayport at the time), (3) Freddie Fuentes, (4) Charles Dail (pronounced like Dell).

Children of Gladys Marie Scalf and John Edward Daniels:

     1) Mary Charlene Daniels. She married first to Rodney Lowell Smith (1928-1998). Charlene and Rodney were married November 8, 1957 at Woodbine, GA. Charlene married second to Kenneth Vaughn Davis (1930-2002). They were married June 23, 1973 at Elizabeth City (Pasquotank Co) NC.  
     2) John Edward Daniels, Jr.
, born April 05, 1917 at Mascot, Knox County, TN and died November 22, 1989 in Toledo, Lucas County, OH. He married Brenda Brown.

 Children of Mary Charlene Daniels and Rodney Lowell Smith:

     1) Rhonda Darlene Smith. She married David Plasted.
     2) Deana Marie Smith.
     3) Louise Adel Smith. She married Theodore Boykin.
     4) Rodney Lowell Smith, Jr. He married Kimberly Christine Norris.
     5) Deborah Jean Smith.
     6) Sharon Denise Smith. She married Michael Miles. Three children; Caleb, Andrew & Rebecca.


1940 Knox CO TN                    5 April 1940                        Knoxville

SCALF, Fred Head 25 1915 TN  
         Dorotha Wife 25 1915 TN  
         Fred, Jr. Son   2 1938 TN  
         Mary Mother 46 1894 TN Widow
DANIELS, John Brother in law 23 1917 TN  
         Gladys Sister 20 1920 TN  



HENRY CLAY IVENES SCALF
Son of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Henry<Solomon D<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

 Henry Clay Ivenes Scalf, son of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, was born April 16, 1895. We have no further information on Henry.

 

MYRTLE ETHEL MARY SCALF
Daughter of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Myrtle<Solomon<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Myrtle Ethel Mary Scalf, daughter of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, was born June 4, 1897(Bible record) and died August 28, 1989 (SS Index)

Myrtle married Thomas Grimsley Campbell April 19, 1913 in Watauga, TN in the presence of her father and mother, Solomon David and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert Scalf. "Grims" was born March 01, 1886. (Link to marriage document)

The birth names and dates for this family copied from family Bible of Myrtle Scalf Campbell photographed and transcribed by Bob Scalf and posted on the Scalf Family website-- http://www.Scalf-Family.org

Children of Myrtle Scalf and Thomas Campbell are:

     1) Mike Campbell, born May 21, 1913, died May 22, 1913. (Scalf Cemetery Carter Co. TN)
     2) Alma Gertrude Campbell, born April 23, 1914; died January 4, 1916.
     3) Matthew Howard Campbell, born March 7, 1916; married Juanita Farmer, June 2, 1942.
     4) Daisy Ellen Campbell, born November 10, 1917; married David Booker, October 1936.
     5) Bertha Viola Campbell, born December 4, 1919; married David Vest, July 29, 1937.
     6) Carry Victory Campbell, born May 5, 1921; died October 12, 1921.  (Link to death certificate)
     7) Bulah Mae Campbell, born February 24, 1923; married Edgar Scalf, April 11, 1939.
     8) Ernest Ray Campbell, born March 21, 1925.
     9) Daniel Campbell, born January 7, 1928.
   10) Bobby J. Campbell, born March 15, 1929.
   11) Ray Gilbert Campbell, born August 8, 1931.
   12) Ruth Campbell, born December 26, 1934.
   13) Barbara Campbell, born July 24, 1940.

Births, names and dates for this family copied from the family Bible of Myrtle Scalf Campbell photographed and transcribed by Bob Scalf and posted on the Scalf Family website-- http://www.Scalf-Family.org

 1920 Carter CO TN                    19 January 1920                    District 13

CAMPBELL, Thomas G. Head 33 1887 TN TN TN  
                  Myrtle Wife 22 1898 TN TN TN  
                  Nat. H. son 3 9/12 1916 TN TN TN  
                  Daisey E. Dau 2 1/12 1918 TN TN TN  
                  Bertha V. Dau 0/12 1920 TN TN TN  
                  Nancy A. Mother 76 1844 TN TN TN Widow

1930 Carter CO TN                    17 April 1930                    District 13

CAMPBELL. Grimsley Head 46 1884 TN TN TN Married @ 29
               Myrtle M. Wife 32 1898 TN TN TN Married @ 15
               Howard N. son 14 1916 TN TN TN  
               Daisey E. Dau 12 1918 TN TN TN  
               Bertha V. Dau 10 1920 TN TN TN  
               Bulah M. Dau   7 1923 TN TN TN  
               Ernest R. Son   5 1925 TN TN TN  
               Daniel Son   2 1928 TN TN TN  
               Bobie J.  Son   1 1929 TN TN TN  

 

IVIA MINNIE BELL SCALF
Daughter of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Ivia<Solomon<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Ivia Minnie Bell Scalf, daughter of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, was born September 14, 1899. She married Charlie Leonard Norman August 22, 1916. He was born July 06, 1897. Later, Ivia Married a Dennison. She was living in Strawberry Plains, TN when she died September 1989.

Child of Ivia Scalf and Charlie Norman:

    
1) T. J. Norman, born October 29, 1917 and died May 13, 1922. (Link to death certificate)


1920 Carter CO TN              14 January 1920        District 13

SCALF, Solomon D. Head 58 1862 TN TN TN
            Sarah J. Wife 56 1864 TN TN TN
NORMAN, Iva M. Dau 20 1900 TN TN TN
NORMAN, T. J. G-son 3 2/12 1917 TN TN TN
BOLDEN, Jerry G-son   9 1911 TN TN TN

 

1930 Knox CO TN               25 April 1930                     District 13
 

HIGHTOWER, Doc Head 35 1895 TN TN TN  
           Iva Wife 30 1900 TN TN TN  
           Hazel Dau 13 1917 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Jerry Nephew 21 1909 TN TN TN  


 

DORTHEA PEARL SCALF
Daughter of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Dorthea<Solomon<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Dorthea Pearl Scalf, daughter of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, was born September 7, 1902. Dorthea married (1) Steven Robert McMurray (2) William Blaylock.

"Pearl and Steve had 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls.  They lived in Pennington Gap, VA.  We believe that they divorced sometime in the late 30's and both remarried.  Pearl married a William Blaylock and moved to Washington, D.C. She appears in the 1940 census with Wm. and her 4 youngest children." (Courtesy of Linda Duer) 

Children of Steven McMurray and Dorthea Scalf:

     1) Cecil McMurray
     2) Helen McMurray
     3) James McMurray
     4) Louis McMurray, Jr.
     5) Velma Ruth McMurray
     6) Barbara J. McMurray

1930 Lee CO VA                    7 April 1930                  Pennington Gap

McMURRAY, J Steven Head 33 1897 VA VA VA Electrician
                Pearl Wife 29 1901 TN VA VA  
                Cecil Son   9 1921 TN VA TN  
                Helen Dau   7 1923 TN VA TN  
                James Son   6 1924 VA VA TN  
                Louis, Jr. Son   3 1927 TN VA TN  
                Ruth Dau   1 1929 VA VA TN  


1940 District of Colombia                        5 April 1940                            Washington

BLAYLOCK, William R. Head 32 1908 VA
              Pearl Wife 38 1902 TN
McMURRAY, James              Step son 15 1925 VA
             Louis Jr. Step son 14 1926 TN
             Velma R. Step dau 11 1929 VA
             Barbara J. Step dau   8 1932 VA
BLAYLOCK, Mary Aunt 24 1916 DC
             Helen E. Cousin   5 1935 DC
             Alice L. Cousin 6/12 1939 DC

 

ROBERT BRUCE SCALF
Son of
Solomon David Scalf & Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert
Robert<Solomon<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf 

Robert Bruce Scalf, son of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, was born December 22, 1905 and died June 28, 1913 at the age of 8.

"Robert Bruce Scalf died on the dining room table during a tonsil removal.  The doctor was drunk on that Sunday morning and I believe our Nancy Jane Scalf was attending him. She was running in and out for water and towels while screaming at the doctor "you're going to kill that boy".  He did." (Courtesy of Fred Robert Scalf, Jr.)

 

SARAH ELIZABETH SCALF
Daughter of
David Scalf & Susannah Smalling
Sarah<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Sarah Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling, was born September 8, 1865 and died June 12, 1948. (Link to death certificate) The compilation of the children of Sarah E. Scalf was confirmed by Diane McGreevy, a descendant of this line. Information from Diane reveals that this Sarah E. Scalf was known to the family as Sarah Elizabeth Scalf.

In Diane’s baby book, her mother had written Diane’s g-g-grandmother’s name was Sarah Elizabeth Scalf.  Diane states that Sarah died in the spring of 1948. Sarah would have been around 83 or 84 years old when she died according to the estimation of her birth from census records. 

Sarah E. Scalf, and her sister, Mary E. Scalf were both named Elizabeth.  This may explain why Mary Elizabeth used the name “Lizzie” on the 1900 and 1910 census of Carter County, Tennessee.  We could also assume that the census enumerator used the name in order to keep the two women separate since they lived in the same neighborhood. 

It was a common practice of the day to use some type of short name or initials to distinguish two people living in the same community with the same first and last names.  This was often done when two men lived in the same neighborhood and carried the same first and last name, such as John Sr. and John Jr.  However, they did not have to be father and son to be referred to as senior or junior; they simply had to carry the same name.  Often an uncle with the name John was referred to as senior if he had a nephew named John living in the same community. 

The author has found instances where females were noted in the same fashion if there was an older female and a younger female living near each other with the same names.  Both Mary and Sarah had the same middle name, Elizabeth, and may have been known to their neighbors by their middle names. The census enumerators were usually people who lived in the same community as well, and this enumerator probably knew both of these women. Many assumptions can be suggested concerning this, but the important thing is we now have enough supporting evidence to say that both of these girls were named Elizabeth.

Caution should be used in researching these families due to the naming patterns in this line. There are also other family members in the area with the same names.  A very careful study of other information only will determine which person the record is referring to.

The 1900 census is listed here to show Sarah E. Scalf in the home of her mother, Susan (Susannah) Smalling Scalf. Sarah had children Mamie/Mamy B., Eva (Ena?) and what appears to be Dennie or Jennie, but was actually Donna and confirmed by the 1930 census where she is listed as Donnah. This information was related to the author from another descendent of Susan. Diane McGreevy confirms this in an email correspondence to Bob Scalf of Knoxville, Tennessee.


1900 Carter CO TN               11 June 1900          District 13

SCALF, Susan Head 70 Sept 1829 TN TN TN TN 10 children born, 5 living Widow
           Sarah E.    Dau 34 Dec 1865 TN TN TN TN 4 children born, 3 living  
           Mamy B.   G-dau   8 Dec 1891 TN TN TN TN    
           Eva G-dau   4 May 1896 TN TN TN TN    
           Dennis G-dau 11/12 May 1900 TN TN TN TN  Donna Jane  


Sarah is again found on the 1910 census and Mamie/Mamy had married to James Greg at this time.

1910 Carter CO TN               23 April 1910                Elizabethton

SCALF, Sarah Head 38 1872 TN TN TN 5 children born, 4 living  
             Texanna Dau 13 1897 TN TN TN    
             Jennie Dau   8 1902 TN TN TN    
             Maggie P. Dau   6 1904 TN TN TN    
GREG, James Son in law 19 1901 TN TN TN (James Gregg)  
            Mamie Dau 18 1902 TN TN TN No children  
RASNICK, Ida Boarder 20 1900 VA VA VA    


In 1930 Carter County, TN, Dennis/Jenni now appears as Donna.

1930 Carter CO TN               23 April 1930                Elizabethton

SCALF, Sarah Head 56 1874 TN TN TN Widow
          Donnah   Dau 26 1904 TN TN TN  
          Peggy G-dau   5 1925 TN TN TN  
          Betty J. G-dau   1 1929 TN TN TN  


1940 Carter CO TN                30 April 1940                        Elizabethton

SCALF, Donna Head 35 1905 TN
          Frances Dau 20 1920 TN
          Imogene Dau 17 1923 TN
          Margaret Dau 14 1926 TN
          Betty Dau 11 1929 TN
          Sarah Mother 75 1865 TN

The child, Donnah, in 1930 confirms that Sarah was Sarah E. Scalf listed on prior census records. She also appears to be the same Sarah E. listed on the earlier censuses as the daughter of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling. The following email messages from Diane McGreevy to Bob Scalf of Knoxville, confirms that this was the daughter of Dave and Susannah Smalling Scalf.

“November 24, 2000:

Margaret and William had four daughters. Ruth, Evelyn, Billie (my mother) and Anne. Ruth and Anne still live in Elizabethton. My mother, Billie, married Doran Dolan from Shell Creek TN. They moved to Dayton, Oh and my dad worked for General Motors. I was born here in Dayton in Dec. 47. “ (Diane McGreevy - Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

“November 26, 2000:

“My Sarah Elizabeth Scalf b. 1866 d. Spring1948. Both in Elizabethton TN. She was the daughter of Dave Scalf and Susan Smalling. Nancy Jane, Solomon, and William were her brothers and sisters. There may have been more but that is all that my mom remembers. She did not know Nancy Jane but her grandmother talked about her sister, Jane being a midwife. She visited Bud (Solomon). I do not know the rest of her brothers and sisters. She may have been called Elizabeth and had another sister named Sarah. We only knew her as Mammy and that her name was Sarah Elizabeth. So as I said I am confused about the Sarahs and Elizabeths.” (Diane McGreevy - Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Children of Sarah E. Scalf were:

     1) Mamie B. Scalf, born about 1892 in Carter CO TN; married James Gray. (Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)
     2) Eva Scalf, born about 1896. (Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)
     3) Evelyn Texanna Scalf married Bob Rogers. (Courtesy of Dianne McGreevy)
     4) Donna Jane Scalf, born June 4, 1901 in Carter Co. TN and died March 1994 in Carter Co. TN. (Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)
     5) Donna Jane (Jennie) Scalf, born about 1902. No spouse. (Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)
     6) Margaret “Maggie” Pauline Scalf born June 10, 1904 Elizabethton (Carter Co) Tennessee married William Large born May 3, 1896 and died December 26, 1950. (Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)

 

DONNA JANE SCALF
Daughter of
Sarah Scalf
Donna Jane<Sarah<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Donna Jane Scalf, daughter of Sarah E. Scalf, was born June 04, 1901 in Carter Co. TN and died March 1994 in Carter Co. TN. Nancy, a descendent of Donna Jane, sent information on Donna’s family to the author. Unfortunately, Nancy’s last name has been lost, but the author thinks it might have been Scalf.

Children of Donna Jane Scalf are:

     1) Frances Scalf.
     2) Wanda Imogene Scalf; married (Unknown Blount)
     3) Margaret Scalf; married (Unknown Carriger)
     4) Betty Jane Scalf; married (Unknown Church) (Courtesy of Nancy)


1940 Carter CO TN                30 April 1940                        Elizabethton

SCALF, Donna Head 35 1905 TN
          Frances Dau 20 1920 TN
          Imogene Dau 17 1923 TN
          Margaret Dau 14 1926 TN
          Betty Dau 11 1929 TN
          Sarah Mother 75 1865 TN


 

WANDA IMOGENE SCALF
Daughter of
Donna Jane Scalf
Wanda<Donna Jane<Sarah<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

  Wanda Imogene Scalf, daughter of Donna Jane Scalf, married (Unknown) Blount.

Child of Wanda Scalf and (Unknown) Blount:

     1) Jim Blount. He married Nancy (Unknown)

 

MARGARET (MAGGIE) PAULINE SCALF
Daughter of
Sarah E. Scalf
Margaret P<Sarah<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Margaret P. Scalf was born about 1904 in Carter CO TN. She married William Martin Large on June 16, 1922 in Carter CO TN. (Link to marriage document)

Children of Margaret Pauline Scalf and William Large:

     1) Sarah Ruth Large born August 1924 in Elizabethton, TN married William Elmore. No children.
     2)
 Evelyn Merle Large born 1926 Dayton, Ohio, died May 1974 in Elizabethton, TN. Evelyn married Ralph Snavely. Their children are Tony, born December 26, 1946 and Gary (no dates)
     3)
 Billie June Large born April 14, 1929 Dayton, Ohio married Doran Dolan, born December 11, 1927 at Shell Creek, TN.
     4)
 Virginia Ann Large born July 29, 1931 Elizabethton, TN married Charles Eller. One daughter, Kathy Ann married Ronald Hurley. They have three children, Keeta, Dustin and Lindsey.
     (Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)

 

BILLIE JUNE LARGE
Daughter of
Margaret Pauline Scalf & William Martin Large
Billie Large<Margaret P Scalf<Sarah<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Billie June Large, daughter of Margaret “Maggie” Pauline Scalf and William Martin Large, married Doran Dolan. Billie and Doran were the parents of Diane Dolan McGreevy. (Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)

Children of Billie June Large and Doran Dolan:

    
1) Billie Diane Dolan born December 27, 1947 Dayton, Ohio married Bob McGreevy born October 6, 1947 at Zanesville, Ohio.
     2) Kimberly Doreen Dolan born November 21, 1956 Dayton, Ohio married Carl Kenestrick. One daughter Amber Nicole born October 3, 1979 Dayton, Ohio. One son Brady William born July 17, 2000.

(Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)

Children of Billie Diane Dolan and Bob McGreevy:

     1) Michele Doreen born July 31, 1968 at Dayton, Ohio, married Michael Roberts. One child, Rachel Kaitlyn born November 7, 1997 Dayton, Ohio.
     2) David Patrick born June 9, 1974 at Dayton, Ohio.

(Courtesy of Diane McGreevy)

 

MAMIE LOU SCALF
Daughter of
Sarah Elizabeth Scalf
Mamie<Sarah<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Mammie Lou Scalf, daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Scalf, was born December 13, 1891. Mammie died on January 27, 1961 and is buried at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Johnson City, TN (Washington Co) TN. Mammie Scalf married James Lewis Gregg, born January 25, 1891.

Children of James Gregg and Mammie Scalf are:

     1) James G. Gregg, born November 4, 1911 in Carter CO TN.
     2) Ina Marie Gregg, born June 6, 1914.
     3) Helen Gregg. (Twin to Harold)
     4) Harold Gregg. (Twin to Helen)
     5) Charlotte Gregg.
     6) Nadine Gregg.
     7) Edward Gregg, April 22, 1916 and died April 23, 1916.
     8) Paris Tilton Gregg, born January 3, 1923 and died July 19, 1923.
     9) Robert O'Neil (Bob) Gregg, born September 24, 1926 and died January 18, 1957 from an automobile accident. (Link to death certificate)
   10) Sylvia Gregg.

1920 Washington CO TN                 15 January 1920        District 9

GREGG, James L. Head 28 1892 TN NC TN
         Mamie Wife 28 1892 TN TN TN
         James Son   8 1912 TN TN TN
         Ina Dau   5 1915 TN TN TN
         Helen Dau 2 6/12 1917 TN TN TN
         Harold Son 2 6/12 1917 TN TN TN
         Mary Dau 8/12 1919 TN TN TN


1930 Washington CO TN                 8 April 1930   District 9

GREGG, J. L. Head 40 1890 TN NC NC
         Mamie Wife 38 1892 TN TN TN
         James Son 18 1912 TN TN TN
         Ina Dau 15 1915 TN TN TN
         Helen Dau 13 1917 TN TN TN
         Harold Son 13 1917 TN TN TN
         Mary Mele Dau 10 1920 TN TN TN
         Robert Son 3 6/12 1927 TN TN TN
         Sylvia Dau 1 5/12 1929 TN TN TN

 

TEXANA SCALF
Daughter of
Sarah Elizabeth Scalf
Texana<Sarah<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Texana Scalf, daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Scalf, was born about 1897. She married Marvin Rogers February 17, 1922 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)

1930 Carter CO TN            20 April 1930                        District 15

RODGERS, Texie Head 33 1897 TN TN TN
          Edward Son 10 1920 TN TN TN
          Junior Son   7 1923 TN TN TN
          Robert Son   5 1925 TN TN TN
          Vivian Dau 1 4/12 1929 TN TN TN
          Violet Dau 1 4/12 1929 TN TN TN

 

WILLIAM MATTERSON SCALF
Son of
Dave Scalf & Susannah Smalling
William M<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

 
William M. Scalf, son of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling, was born about 1866 and died July 15, 1937. He married Nettie Deloach December 24, 1885 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County Tennessee Marriages) Part 1 & Part 2

(Link to death certificate of William Matterson Scalf)

Nettie was the daughter of Thomas Deloach and Perlina Oliver. Nettie was born 1865 and died November 12, 1934. (Obituary of Nettie Scalf)

Obituary of Nettie Deloach Scalf:
 
Mrs. Nettie Scalf, age 63, wife of William Scalf, died at her home on the Charity Hill road Monday evening at 7 p.m., after a short illness. Death was caused by an attack of asthma. She was a life long member of the Baptist church. Survivors are her husband; one son, Cameron Scalf, and one daughter, Bertie. Funeral services will be conducted from the residence, Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Hamp Hopkins officiating.
Interment will be in the Hyder Cemetery. (Carter County Deaths from the Elizabethton Star, Tuesday, November 13, 1934)

Carter County Death Records show a listing for Nettie Scalf, born 1865 and died 12 November 1934. Her parents were listed as Thomas DeLoach and Perlina Oliver.

William is listed only as William on the census records. He is listed as W. M. Scalf on his marriage record.

It is the opinion of the author that this William Scalf was the son of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling due in part to the fact that his name is listed as W. M. Scalf on his marriage record and although the birth dates conflict on the census records, we still believe this William to have been the son of Dave and Susannah. No other William of the right age has been found.

William M. Scalf was an uncle to William Obediah Scalf of Carter County, Tennessee. Dave and Susannah’s family remained in the Sullivan and Carter County area for the most part.

William and Nettie were followed on the census records from 1900 through 1930. William was in his parent’s home in 1870 and 1880.

1870 Sullivan CO TN                        1 August 1870            District 16       Union Depot 

SCALF, David M 52 1818 NC
       Susannah F 47 1823 TN
       Nancy Jane F 23 1847 TN
       Mary E. F 21 1849 TN
       Solomon D. M   9 1861 TN
       Sarah E. F   6 1864 TN
       William M. M   4 1866 TN

 

1880 Carter CO TN              23 June 1880              District 8

SCALF, David Head 60 1820 NC NC NC
         Susannah  Wife 60 1820 TN TN TN
         Solomon Son 17 1863 TN NC TN
         Sarah Dau 15 1865 TN NC TN
         William Son 13 1867 TN NC TN

 
1900 Carter CO TN              19 June 1900              District 15

SCALF, Wm. Head 38 Jun 1861 TN TN TN  
        Nettie Wife 35 Jul 1864 TN TN TN 4 children born, 2 living
        Cameron Son   9 Oct 1890 TN TN TN  
        Bertha Dau   7 Nov 1892 TN TN TN  

 

  
1910 Carter CO TN              23 April 1910             District 7

SCALF, Wm Head 50 1860 TN TN TN  
          Nellie Wife 45 1865 TN TN TN 3 children born, 2 living
          W. C. Son 19 1891 TN TN TN  
          Bertha Dau 17 1893 TN TN TN  

In 1913 William Cameron Scalf married Mary Alice Turner.  


1920 Carter CO TN              13 January 1920                    District 7

SCALF, William Head 53 1867 TN TN TN
           Netta Wife 54 1866 TN TN TN


By 1930, William Cameron Scalf and Mary Alice Turner had divorced and he was living in the home of his parents with the children from his marriage.

1930 Carter CO TN              24 April 1930             District 7

SCALF, William Head 69 1861 TN TN TN  
          Nellie Wife 67 1863 TN TN TN  (Nettie)
          Cameron Son 40 1890 TN TN TN Divorced
          Selma G-dau 17 1913 TN TN TN  
          Mary G-dau 14 1916 TN TN TN  
          Harold G-son 11 1919 TN TN TN  
          Christine G-dau   9 1921 TN TN TN  

Children of William Scalf and Nettie Deloach from census records:

     1) Bertha Scalf born November 1892.
     2) Cameron Scalf. (William Cameron Scalf)

In her application to the Eastern Cherokee in 1907, Nettie Deloach Scalf stated that her daughter Bertie was 16 years old and born 1891.

We find considerable information on Nettie Deloach Scalf from her application to the Eastern Cherokee in 1907. This file can be found at the following URL address. http://files.usgwarchives.net/tn/carter/history/scalf01.txt


CARTER COUNTY, TN - MISC
- Abstract, Nettie Scalf Application of Eastern Cherokee

 Contributor's note:  Nettie Scalf was the wife of William Scalf, and the daughter of Thomas D. Deloach and Perlina Olliver.

Application to the Guion Miller Roll of the Eastern Cherokees - Abstract

Application 39569 dated 28 Aug 1907

Nettie Scalf

Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee

Age and Date of Birth

42 years old, born 1865

Husband's name and age

William Scalf, 45 years old

List of children living on May 28, 1906

Campha Scalf     19      1888   (Author’s note: Campha was probably Cameron)
Bertie Scalf         16      1891

Father - Thomas Deloach Born Carter County

Died 1888

Mother - Lina Olliver born Carter County

Died 1906

Name of brothers and sisters, date of birth and residence

James Deloach
Mary Deloach 
John Deloach 
Geo. K. Deloach
Jane Deloach
Wm. Deloach
Sam Deloach
Emiline Deloach
Elizabeth Deloach

Grandparents

Father's side

John DeLoach born unknown
Phebe DeLoach born unknown

Mother's side

Geo. Olliver
___ Olliver

Name of grandparent's children

Susan Deloach
Martha Deloach 
Nathan Deloach
Nancy Deloach  
Matilda Deloach
Phoebe Deloach
Mary Deloach   
John Deloach 

Remarks - "This claim is filed by descent from Stephen Waldron great grandfather Cherokee Indian"

Application rejected.  Claims through the same source as 35207 (Elizabeth Treadway).

Note from the author: Because her claim was rejected does not mean that she was not of native descent.

 
WILLIAM CAMERON SCALF
Son of
William Scalf and Nettie Deloach
William M<Mary E<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

William Cameron Scalf, son of William Scalf and Nettie Deloach, was born October 1890. We have no death date for William. He married Mary Alice Turner January 11, 1913 in Carter County, TN. (Carter County TN Marriages)

(Link to death certificate of William Cameron Scalf)

William and Mary Alice were divorced by 1930. Alice’s name appears to be Annie on the 1920 census; however, this was likely Alice.

1920 Carter CO TN              15 January 1920                    District 15

SCALF, Cameron Head 34 1886 TN TN TN
            Annie Wife 23 1897 TN TN TN
            Selma Dau   6 1914 TN TN TN
            Mary Dau   4 1916 TN TN TN
            Harold Son 6/12 1919 TN TN TN

 
1930 Carter CO TN              24 April 1930             District 7

SCALF, William Head 69 1861 TN TN TN  
          Nellie Wife 67 1863 TN TN TN  Nettie Deloach
          Cameron Son 40 1890 TN TN TN Divorced
          Selma G-dau 17 1913 TN TN TN  
          Mary G-dau 14 1916 TN TN TN  
          Harold G-son 11 1919 TN TN TN  
          Christine G-dau   9 1921 TN TN TN  


1940 Carter CO TN                    24 April 1940                    Elizabethton

CAMPBELL, Woodrow Head 27 1913 TN
               Selma Wife 26 1914 TN
               Stewart Son   5 1935 TN
               Nellie Ruth Dau   3 1937 TN
               Chasim Son 2/12 1940 TN
SCALF, Cameron Father in law 54 1886 TN     Widower
              Christine   Sister in law 19 1921 TN


Children of William Cameron Scalf and Alice Turner from census records and death certificate:

     1) Selma Scalf - born about 1913.
     2) Mary Scalf - born about 1916.
     3) Ruby Scalf - born June 25, 1917 and died August 25, 1918. (link to death certificate)
     4) Harold Scalf - born about 1919.
     5) Christine Scalf - born about 1921.

SELMA SCALF
Daughter of
William Cameron Scalf and Alice Turner
Selma<William M<Mary E<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

1940 Carter CO TN                    24 April 1940                    Elizabethton

CAMPBELL, Woodrow Head 27 1913 TN
               Selma Wife 26 1914 TN
               Stewart Son   5 1935 TN
               Nellie Ruth Dau   3 1937 TN
               Chasim Son 2/12 1940 TN
SCALF, Cameron Father in law 54 1886 TN     Widower
              Christine   Sister in law 19 1921 TN




MARY FRANCIS SCALF
Daughter of
William Cameron Scalf and Alice Turner
Mary<William M<Mary E<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

Mary Scalf married Jason Hill about 1935.

 

CHRISTINE SCALF
Daughter of
William Cameron Scalf and Alice Turner
Christine<William M<Mary E<Dave<David S<Lewis Scalf

1940 Carter CO TN                    24 April 1940                    Elizabethton

CAMPBELL, Woodrow Head 27 1913 TN
               Selma Wife 26 1914 TN
               Stewart Son   5 1935 TN
               Nellie Ruth Dau   3 1937 TN
               Chasim Son 2/12 1940 TN
SCALF, Cameron Father in law 54 1886 TN     Widower
              Christine    Sister in law 19 1921 TN

 


WILLIAM SCALF
Son of
David S. Scalf & Nancy _____
William<David S<Lewis Scalf

William Scalf son of David S. Scalf was born 1818-1820. We have been unable to learn very much about William. We believe he was the same William that married Mary Lee Curtice, the daughter of William Curtis and Sarah Morris, on September 18, 1845 in Washington County, Tennessee. (Washington County, TN Marriages) Mary Curtis Scalf was born October 15, 1829 and died January 26, 1923. (Link to death certificate of Mary Curtis Scalf)

It is unknown if there were any children born from this marriage. However, in 1860 Nancy Cade, born about 1851, was living in the home of William and his wife, Mary. We believe Nancy was an orphan raised by William and Mary. Mary had been married prior to her marriage to William and her maiden name was Lee.

In the Washington County, Tennessee marriage index, at the courthouse in Elizabethton, Tennessee, a marriage for William Scalf and Sabra Henry was found with a date of November 3, 1849. As can be seen, William had married Mary Lee Curtis/Curtice just four years earlier and was found with Mary on census records until his death.

There is also a marriage date for Sabra Henry to Andrew Curtis/Curtice of November 15, 1849 in Washington County, Tennessee. The license was applied for November 3, 1849 and this is the same date as the record for William Scalf to Sabra Henry. We believe there was some type of mistake made on the marriage index because Sabra actually married Andrew Curtis and not William Scalf. We believe William either signed consent for one of the parties or signed the marriage bond, but was mistakenly listed on the index as a marriage. No marriage license was found for William and Sabra. 

Link to Andrew Curtis and Sabra Henry marriage license

We believe there was a relationship between Mary Lee Curtis/Curtice and Andrew Curtis; however, we have been unable to determine exactly what the relationship might have been at this time. It does not appear that Andrew was a son of Mary from a prior marriage due to the estimated ages; however, he might have been another relative.

This William was the only William in the Carter, Washington, Sullivan, and Greene County area during this time and we feel sure he would have been a son of David S. Scalf.

Nancy Cade, on the 1860 census with William and Mary married William Lewis and had a son William Martin Lewis who stated on one census record that Mary Scalf (wife of William) was his foster mother.

Although no children have been found for William and Mary, it is possible there were some that have not been identified at this time.

1860 Washington CO TN                 12 July 1860               Boon’s Creek

SCALF, William M. M 40 1820 TN
           Mary F 29 1831 TN
CADE, Nancy F   9 1851 TN


1870 Washington CO TN                 7 July 1870                 District 11

SCALF, William M 53 1817 TN
            Mary L. F 40 1830 TN
LEWIS, William M 19 1851 TN
LEWIS, Nancy F 19 1851 TN

 
1880 Washington CO TN                 5 June 1880                District 10

SCLAF, William Head 60 1820 NC NC NC  
         Mary L. Wife 59? 1821? TN NC TN  
LEWIS, Nancy Boarder 30 1850 TN TN TN Widow
LEWIS, M. L. Boarder 10 1870 TN TN TN  
LEWIS, Adaline Boarder   6 1874 TN TN TN  
LEWIS, Henry Boarder   2 1878 TN TN TN  


Note: William Martin Lewis appears to be Nancy’s son in 1900.

1900 Washington CO TN                 2 June 1900                District 10

LEWIS, Martin Head 29 Mar 1871 TN TN VA  
          Isabella Wife 43 Jul 1856 TN TN TN  
          Henry A. Bro 21 Feb 1879 TN VA VA  
SCALF, Mary Mother in law 70 Oct 1829 TN TN TN Widow

 
1910 Washington CO TN                 21 April 1910             District 10

LEWIS, William M. Head 39 1871 TN NC TN  
            Isabelle Wife 52 1858 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Mary Foster mother 80 1830 TN NC TN Widow

 
1920 Washington CO TN                 12 January 1920        District 10

LEWIS, W. Martin Head 49 1871 TN USA TN  
            Isabell Wife 60 1870 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Mary Lee Foster mother 90 1830 TN TN TN Widow

No further information is known of this family.

 

MARY ADELINE LEWIS
Daughter of
William Lewis and Nancy Cade/Scalf
Mary Adeline<Nancy<William<David S<Lewis Scalf

Mary Adeline Lewis, the daughter of William Lewis and Nancy Cade/Scalf, was born July 19, 1875 and died November 24, 1915. Mary was married to a Gibson. (Link to death certificate)
 

 

MALACHI SCALF
Son of
David S. and Nancy (Mary?)
Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Since the first posting of this chapter, a considerable amount of information has been obtained on many of these families. Rather than undertake the tedious process of noting each change and/or update, the author has determined that the rewriting of this chapter would be the more simple solution for both the reader and the author.

Malachi Scalf, son of David S. Scalf, was born about 1822, probably in South Carolina where his parents were living at this time. Malachi was called “Mac” by family and will often be listed in these writings as “Mac.”

We are indebted to Mrs. Rhoda Peeks Motychak (deceased) g-granddaughter of Mac for some of the information in these writings. William Jackson and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Foust Scalf, were the grandparents of Rhoda. William was the son of Malachi and Diannah and raised Rhoda after the death of her mother, Mollicie Scalf Peeks.

Excerpts of an interview with Rhoda by Bob Scalf are listed at the Scalf Family Website at www.Scalf-Family.org.

Mac was first found as head of house on the 1850 census records of Carter County with his first wife, Diannah Lacey (AKA Anna. Malachi and Diannah were the parents of three known children before Diannah’s death. Two of these children were William Jackson (AKA Bill) and James Landon Scalf (AKA Jim).

Both sons were Civil War Soldiers enlisted in the 13th Cavalry. Their military pension applications are on file at the Washington, D. C. Archives.

Their third child, Matilda, never married according to Mrs. Motychak. (Motychak interview #1) We have no death date for Matilda at this time.

Information concerning the names of the children of William (Bill) and James (Jim), along with birth and death dates, was learned from the military pension files of these men, as well as other records.

Mac and Dianah were living in District 8 of Carter County, TN in 1850. 

1850 Carter CO TN              9 September 1850                  District 8 

SCALF, Mallicai M 28 1822 NC
           Diannah F 20 1830 VA
           William M   8 1842 TN
           James    M   7 1843 TN
           Matilda  F   5 1845 TN

Dianah was probably older than 20 years old on the 1850 census. If she were 20, she would have been 12 when William Jackson Scalf was born. William Jackson’s age is stated different on various records; however, he states he was born in 1839 in his application for a pension. His death certificate states he was born 1834, but Mr. Fred Range of Johnson City stated the information for William’s death certificate and was less likely to be accurate.

In 1860, Diannah’s age is the same as Malachi and William’s age has a one-year difference from the 1850 census. The author believes 1839-1842 is a more accurate birth date for William Jackson Scalf.

Malachi (Mac) was also found on the 1860-1872-tax list of Carter County, TN. He was living in District 8 of Carter County, TN in 1860. This was the only time Mac was found on a tax list. His son, William Jackson Scalf, was living in District 8 in 1860, 1866 and 1871. Mac’s brother, Benjamin, was living in district 4 of Carter County in 1860 but was not found in Carter County afterwards. On the same tax list for 1860, a Mordicai Scalf is listed living in district 8. However, we know of no Scalf member in this area named Mordicai. Mordicai was no found in records after this tax list. (Tax List 1860-1872, Carter County, TN courthouse)

The name, Mordicai might have been a spelling error on this list, or this might have been a middle name for one of the other sons of David S. Scalf. However, William, another brother of Mac was living at Boone’s Creek in Washington County according to the census of that year. We assume their brother, Dave, was living in Sullivan County at this time; however, it is possible Dave was living in Carter and his middle name might have been Mordicai. If so, Dave was not found on other records by this name. 

Malachi (Mac) was also found on the 1860 census with Diannah and their children. However, this time the name is listed as SCALP. This census is transcribed from a census book at the Kingsport, Tennessee library. Note that the person transcribing this census (Ms. Bishop) lists Malachi as M. Mc., and the last name is spelled SCLAFS on the index.


1860 Carter CO TN              21 June 1860              Division 1       Elizabethton

SCLAFS, M. Mc. M 38 1822 NC
         Dianah F 38 1822 VA
         William J.     M 19 1841 TN
          James M 17 1843 TN
          Mary A.  F 15 1845 TN

Malachi was born in North Carolina on this census and Diannah in Virginia. Mary A. is likely Matilda from the 1850 census. Rhoda Peeks Motychak confirmed the name of Mac’s daughter as Matilda. (See the 1850 census and Motychak Interview #1).

Although it is unknown where Diannah was buried, it is the opinion of the author that she was buried in the Scalf cemetery in Carter County as was the custom of the day. The customary habit during the time of our ancestors was for the husband to be buried beside of his first wife, no matter how many times he married unless the distance was too far from his place of death. This was considered to be "Christian." For this reason alone, we believe that Malachi was buried beside of Diannah and most likely Diannah had a wooden marker, which deteriorated from weather conditions, or she might have only had a field stone, which was also customary for the day.

For those interested in researching the family of Dianah Lacey, the family of Reuben Lacy is living in home No. 407 on the 1860 Carter County, Tennessee census. He is listed as 70 years old and born in TN. His wife is Sarah and they have Hannah, Abagail and Samuel under the name of Lacy. A Miles Hutson and Elizabeth Maland are in the home and a Julia E. Maland. However, since Diannah states she was born in Virginia this may, or may not, be her family.

There is a Thomas Lacy listed in dwelling #403, age 75 with wife, Abigail, age 58. Thomas was born in Virginia and Abigail was born in Tennessee. This family also could have been Diannah's family since Thomas was born in Virginia. However, in my experience, this is usually of little significance also and both families should be checked.

Diannah Lacey Scalf died sometime between 1845 and1869, for records show that Mallacai/Malachi remarried by 1869. Their last known child, Matilda, was born about 1845. If there were more children, they may have died by the enumeration of the 1860 census, for they are not listed.

Information concerning Malachi Scalf and wife, Diannah Lacey, has been compiled from a study of the Carter County, TN census records of 1850 and 1860, cemetery listings, and information provided from the personal knowledge of descendants of this line. Information has also been obtained on this family from a study of the pension applications of James and William who were Civil War Solders in the 13th Cavalry, Union Army during the Civil War. Birth dates for the families have been submitted by various descendents and researchers.

In order to compile and establish the proper placement of these families, the following is presented from the records of Bob Scalf of Knoxville, Tennessee from an interview with Mrs. Rhoda Peeks Motychak in 1967.

"There were 3 brothers that came over from North Carolina. Mac (Malachi) was the oldest, then Dave (David), and Ben (Benjamin). Mac and Dave fought in the Civil War, but Ben was too young. They had a sister Sarah who married Levi Taylor and they were said to be witches back then. There was also another sister I believe, but I never knew her." (Motychak interview #1, @ www.scalf-family.org)

Malachi Scalf was born January 2, 1822 and died August 5, 1891 at Watauga in Carter Co. TN. (Headstone of Malachi at Scalf Cemetery). Mac married first to Diannah Lacey 1835 – 1840. Mac and Diannah could have been married in Carter, Sullivan or Washington County, TN; however, no marriage record has been found in either county at this time. Diannah died before 1869 for records show that Mac married Ellen Spivey December 8, 1869 in Washington Co TN. Ellen was born March 7, 1845 in South Carolina, and died May 29, 1925. She is buried in Highland Cemetery, Carter County, TN.


Children of Malachi Scalf and Diannah (Anna) Lacey

     1) William Jackson Scalf, born June 25, 1839, Carter Co. TN; died April 19, 1927, Carter Co. TN. (Pension file of William Jackson Scalf, National Archives, Washington D. C.)
    
2) James Landon Scalf, born about 1843, Carter Co. TN; died July 24, 1881, Carter Co. TN. (Pension file of James Landon Scalf, National Archives, Washington, D.
    
3) Matilda Scalf, born about 1845, Carter Co. TN. (Census records)

 

WILLIAM JACKSON SCALF
Son of

Malachi and Diannah Lacy
William J<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

William Jackson Scalf, son of Malachi Scalf and Diannah Lacy, was born April 19, 1834 at Watauga, Tennessee (Carter County) and died April 18, 1927. (Death certificate of William Jackson Scalf)

Interestingly, the death certificate of William Jackson Scalf states his birth date as April 19, 1834. However, the informant was Fred Range of Carter County, TN and Mr. Range probably did not know the correct date. William died April 19, 1927 from chronic valvular heart lesion and rheumatism at the age of 93. Although the death certificate will take precedence over the application for pension, William gave his birth date in his application for pension as June 25, 1839. (Death Certificate of William Jackson Scalf

(Link to photograph of William Jackson Scalf)

Link to DC of William Jackson Scalf

William married Mary Elizabeth Foust September 20, 1865 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Pension file of William Jackson Scalf)

Link to marriage from pension file

Link to marriage license of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Foust (Courtesy of Sherry Winebarger-Reeter)

(Link to death certificate of Mary Elizabeth Foust Scalf)

Mary Elizabeth Foust Scalf was born February 24, 1846 in Carter County, TN and died January 28, 1921 in Carter County, TN. (Scalf Cemetery records). She is buried at the Scalf Cemetery on Smalling Road at Watauga (Carter Co.) TN. (Cemetery Records at Scalf Family Website)

From his application for pension, it was stated that after Mary Elizabeth died, James Crabtree was caring for William who was sick and unable to get out of bed. It was stated that Mr. Crabtree had to carry him from place to place and help him dress, etc. This is probably the same James Crabtree, father of Martha Crabtree that married Nathan Scalf, son of Berryman Scalf and Rebecca Page Scalf.

William was around 93 years old when he died, but most of his children died young. According to the pension file only two children, Mary and Modenia, survived to adulthood.

From the cemetery records, it was found that all the children of William Jackson (Bill) Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Foust are buried in the Scalf Cemetery. However, James, Loyd and Modenia were not listed. Modenia married Alexander (Alex) Jones and may be buried in the Jones cemetery. Mary is buried at the Scalf cemetery under the name of Emmert. Mary married an Emmert and we believe she died just a few short years after her marriage. Mary was deceased by 1898 according to the pension file of William Jackson Scalf. It is unknown at this time, which Emmert Mary married and this marriage was not mentioned in the file.

Mollissie/Molliccie, Rhoda, Lucy (Carrie Lucy), are buried in the Scalf cemetery and the dates of birth and death match the information that William Jackson (Bill) Scalf stated on his pension application.

One minor difference of date is noted. William Jackson states that Mollissie was born December 19, 1874. Her cemetery record states that she was born December 18, 1874 and this could be a transcribing error since it is a difference between the dates 18 and 19. Mary Elizabeth Foust Scalf is buried in the Scalf cemetery. She was born February 24, 1846 and died January 28, 1921.

The two sons, James and Loyd were not found in the cemetery records, but one descendant feels they are also buried in the Scalf cemetery without markers.


Children of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Foust
:

     1) Mary Scalf was born September 9, 1863, Carter Co. TN and died July 24, 1884 in Carter Co. TN. (Pension file of William Jackson Scalf) She married George A. Emmert.
     2) James Scalf was born August 12, 1866 in Carter Co. TN and died December 18, 1872, Carter Co. TN. (Pension file of William Jackson Scalf)
     3) Modenia Scalf was born July 6, 1869 in Carter Co. TN. She married Alexander (Alex) Jones. (Pension file of William Jackson Scalf)
     4) Lloyd Scalf was born July 20, 1872 in Carter Co. TN and died September 9, 1874, Carter Co. TN. (Pension file of William Jackson Scalf)
     5) Mollicie Scalf was born December 19, 1874 in Carter Co. TN and died March 5, 1898 in Carter Co. TN. (Pension file of William Jackson Scalf) Mollicie married Jerry Peeks.
     6) Rhoda Scalf was born April 3, 1877 in Carter Co. TN and died October 18, 1884 in Carter Co. TN. (Pension file of William Jackson Scalf)
     7) Carrie Lucy Scalf was born June 6, 1886, Carter Co. TN and died August 25, 1905 in Carter Co. TN. (Pension file of William Jackson Scalf)

Link to birth/death dates of children from pension file of William Jackson Scalf

Links to Scalf Cemetery at Watauga, Tennessee, Part 1 & Part 2

William Jackson and Mary Elizabeth moved to Washington County by 1870 and were living in District 11. They had three children living at this time.


1870 Washington CO TN     7 July 1870                 District 11
 
SCALF, William J. M 28 1842 TN
          Mary E.      F 27 1843 TN
          Mary E. F   6 1864 TN
          James A. M   3 1867 TN
          Modenia F   1 1869 TN

William and Mary had moved back to Carter County by 1880. Their daughter, Mary, was gone from the home. She would have been around 16 or 17 years old. James died in 1872 and Loyd died 1874.


1880 Carter CO TN              7 June 1880                District 13      

SCALF, William J. Head 43 1837 TN TN NC
          Mary E. Wife 40 1840 TN NC NC
          Modine Dau 10 1870 TN TN TN
          Molissa Dau   5 1875 TN TN TN
          Rhoda A.  Dau   2 1878 TN TN TN

William and Mary were still living in District 13 of Carter County. Carrie Lucy was the only child at home in 1900. Mary married George A. Emmert; however, Mary died 1884. Mollicie, James, Loyd and Rhoda had died. Rhoda also died in 1884, four years after the enumeration of the 1880 census.


1900 Carter CO TN              1 June 1900                District 13
 

SCALF, William J. Head 63 Jun 1836 TN TN TN  
          Mary E. Wife 62 Jun 1837 TN TN TN 7 children born, 2 living
          Carrie L. Dau 15 Jun 1886 TN TN TN  
JONES, Modena J. Dau 30 Jul 1869 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living
          Elic (Alex)  Son in law 25 Nov 1874 TN GA TN  
          Mary E.    G-dau   4 Mar 1896 TN TN TN  
          Ida  G-dau 10/12 Jun 1899 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Roda C. G-dau   6 Jan 1894 TN TN TN  

Carrie Lucy was born 1886 and was 15 years old on the 1900 census. Carrie Lucy died in 1905 at age of 19. Modenia was the only surviving child of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Scalf. Modenia was now married and living in her parent’s home with her husband and children. Roda C. Scalf (granddaughter) was the daughter of Mollicie Scalf and Jerry Peeks. Rhoda went to live with her grandparents after her mother died. Roda C. was Rhoda Peeks Motychak.


1910 Carter CO TN              26 April 1910             District 13  

SCALF, William Head 73 1837 TN TN TN  
             Betsy Wife 70 1840 TN TN TN 7 children born, 1 living
             Rhoda G-dau 15 1895 TN TN TN  

William Jackson and Mary Elizabeth were still in District 13 of Carter County in 1910. Elizabeth was listed as “Betsy” on this census. Their granddaughter, Rhoda Peeks, was still living in the home. Modenia and her family had moved from the home but were also living in District 13.

On November 15, 1911, their granddaughter, Rhoda C., married David Hubbard. (Carter Co. Marriages)

Rhoda then married Theodore Motychak and they were living with Rhoda’s grandparents again in 1920. James and William Hubbard are listed as g-g-grandsons of William Jackson and Mary Elizabeth; however, they would have been great-grandsons. 


1920 Carter CO TN              2 January 1920          District 13

SCALF, William J. Head 85 1835 TN TN TN
          Mary E. Wife 81 1839 TN TN TN
MOTYCHAK, Theodore G-son in law 37 1883 ND AST ASTRIA
          Rhoda C.    G-dau 24 1896 TN TN TN
HUBBARD, James E. GG-son   7 1913 TN TN TN
          William A.      GG-son   5 1915 TN TN TN

From a book titled “History of the Revolutions in Europe, 1838,which was owned by William Jackson Scalf and in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Rhoda Peeks Motychak, of Watauga, Tennessee in June, 1967. Entries were written in the book by hand, some were in green ink written by quill. (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Theodore Motychak was born March 2, 1879
Rhoda Motychak was born January 2, 1895
Eliza Hubbard was born August 24, 1912
William Hubbard was born November 20, 1914

Howard Motychak was born September 30, 1920
Ruth Motychak was born May 6, 1926
Olga Motychak was born September 9, 1928
Elsie Hubbard .......... (unable to read from photocopy)

 

MARY E. SCALF
Daughter of
William Jackson Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Foust
Mary E<William J<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Mary E. Scalf, daughter of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Foust, was born September 9, 1863 in Carter Co. TN and died July 24, 1884. (Pension File of William J. Scalf) Mary died at the age of 19. She is buried at the Scalf Cemetery in Carter County, TN. We have no death certificate or record of marriage for Mary; however, we believe she married George A. Emmert. (Scalf family website)

This family was found on the 1880 census of Carter County, TN. George and Mary had one son, James L. Emmert. James would have been around 3 years old when Mary died. 

1880 Carter Co. TN              7 June 1880                District 13

LAST FIRST AGE         BORN PARENTS BORN
EMMERT George A. 20 W M Married Farm laborer TN TN
  Mary 16 W F Wife Housekeeping TN TN
  James L. 6 Mos W M     TN  

 

JAMES A. SCALF
Son of
William Jackson Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Foust
James A<William J<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

James A. Scalf, son of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Foust, was born August 12, 1866 in Carter Co. TN and died December 18, 1872 in Carter County. James died at the age of 6. (Pension File of William J. Scalf) We have no death certificate for James. Most of the children of William Jackson Scalf that died young are buried at Scalf Cemetery in Watauga, and we assume that James might have been one of the graves without a headstone.

 

MODENIA J. SCALF
Daughter of
William Jack Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Foust
Modenia<William J<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Modenia (Dean) Scalf, daughter of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Scalf, was born July 06, 1868 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died April 2, 1949 in Carter  County, Tennessee. (Link to death certificate). She married Alexander (Alex) Jones June 23, 1895 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)

Children of Modenia Scalf and Alexander Jones
:

     1) Mary E. Jones, b. March 1896.
     2) Ida M. Jones, b. July 1899.
     3) Lena Jones, b. 1902.
     4) James J. Jones, b 1907.
    
5) Rhoda C. Jones, b. 1912 

Modenia and her family were living with her parents in 1900 Carter County, TN.


1900 Carter CO TN              1 June 1900                District 13
 

SCALF, William Head 63 Jun 1836 TN TN TN  
          Mary E. Wife 62 Jun 1837 TN TN TN 7 children born, 2 living
          Carrie L. Dau 15 Jun 1886 TN TN TN  
JONES, Modena J. Dau 30 Jul 1869 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living
          Elic (Alex)  Son in law 25 Nov 1874 TN GA TN  
          Mary E.    G-dau   4 Mar 1896 TN TN TN  
          Ida  G-dau 10/12 Jun 1899 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Roda C. G-dau   6 Jan 1894 TN TN TN  

 
1910 Carter CO TN              26 April 1910             District 13      

JONES, Alexander Head 36 1874 TN TN TN  
            Modina Wife 40 1870 TN TN TN 5 children born, 4 living
            Mary L. Dau 14 1896 TN TN TN  
            Ida Dau 10 1900 TN TN TN  
            Lena Dau   8 1902 TN TN TN  
           James J. Son   3 1907 TN TN TN  


1920 Carter CO TN              8 January 1920                      District 13      

JONES, Alex Head 47 1873 TN VA TN
          Modane Wife 50 1870 TN TN TN
          James J. Son 13 1907 TN TN TN
          Rhoda B. Dau   8 1912 TN TN TN

 

LOYD SCALF
Son of
William Jackson Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Foust
Loyd<William J<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Loyd Scalf, son of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Foust was born July 20, 1872 in Carter County, TN and died September 9, 1874 in Carter County. Loyd died at the age of 2. (Pension File of William J. Scalf)

We have no death certificate or cemetery record for Loyd; however, we believe he might be buried in an unmarked grave at Scalf cemetery in Watauga.

  

MELISSA (MOLLICIE) SCALF
Daughter of
William Jackson Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Foust
Melissa<William J<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Mollicie (Melissa) Scalf, daughter of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Foust, was born December 19, 1874 in Carter Co. TN and died March 5, 1898 in Carter County. Melissa is buried at the Scalf Cemetery on Smalling Road in Watauga (Carter Co.) TN. She married Jeremiah (Jerry) Peeks on July 28, 1894 in Carter Co. TN (Carter Co. Marriages)

Jeremiah (Jerry) was born 1874-1875. Jerry and Mellisa (Mollisie) will not be found on a census record due to their birth and marriage dates. They had one daughter before Melissa died.

Link to marriage document

Child of Jerry Peeks and Melissa Scalf:

1) Rhoda Peeks born January 2, 1895 and died September 1973. Rhoda married first to David Hubbard and second to Theodore Motychak.

After the death of Melissa, Jerry remarried to Rhoda Miller on December 20, 1898 in Carter County, TN. (Carter County TN Marriages)

Link to marriage record

Jerry and Rhoda were found on census records living in District 8 of Carter County, TN in 1900. They had been married 1 year on this census and had one child. They were living in the 15th district of Carter County in 1910 and had been married 7 years. They had seven children with 5 living; Elmer, Bonnie, Hazel, Delmer and Rose. In 1920, they were still living in the 15th district of Carter County and had Elmer, Bonnie, Hazel, Selma, Ada, Mattie, and Bruce. Living near them was Berry and Maggie Scalf Sams, along with Ellen Robinson Scalf Turbyfield and her children. By 1930, Jerry had died and Rhoda was head of house. The children were married at this time and they and their spouses, along with some grandchildren were living with Rhoda.

 

RHODA PEEKS
Daughter of
Mollicie (Melissa) Scalf & Jerry Peeks
Rhoda Peeks<Melissa<William J<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Rhoda Peeks, daughter of Jerry Peeks and Melissa Scalf, was born January 2, 1895 and died September 1973. Rhoda lived with her grandparents, William and Mary Foust Scalf, after the death of her mother. After her mother’s death, Rhoda’s father remarried to Rhoda Miller December 20, 1898.

Rhoda married David Hubbard November 1911 in Carter County, TN. At least two children were born to David and Rhoda.

Children of Rhoda Peeks and David Hubbard:

     1) Eliza Hubbard, born August 24, 1912.
     2) William Hubbard, born November 20, 1914.

By 1920, Rhoda Peeks Hubbard, granddaughter of William and Mary Elizabeth Foust Scalf, had married Theodore Motychak and was living in the home of her grandparents again. On this census, James and William Hubbard are listed as g-g-grandsons of William Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Foust Scalf. However, they would have been g-grandsons.

(Link to marriage document - Rhoda Peeks and Theodore Motychak)  (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

(Link to photograph of Rhoda Peeks Motychak)  (link to a photograph of a young Rhoda Peeks Mothchak)  (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

(Link to photograph of Theodore Motychak)  (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

1920 Carter CO TN              2 January 1920          District 13

SCALF, William J. Head 85 1835 TN TN TN
          Mary E. Wife 81 1839 TN TN TN
MOTYCHAK, Theodore G-son in law 37 1883 ND AST ASTRIA
          Rhoda C.    G-dau 24 1896 TN TN TN
HUBBARD, James E. GG-son   7 1913 TN TN TN
          William A.      GG-son   5 1915 TN TN TN

“From a book titled “History of the Revolutions in Europe, 1838, which was owned by William Jackson Scalf and in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Rhoda Peeks Motychak, of Watauga, Tennessee in June, 1967. Entries were written in the book by hand, some were in green ink written by quill.” (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Theodore Motychak was born March 2, 1879
Rhoda Motychak was born January 2, 1895
Eliza Hubbard was born August 24, 1912
William Hubbard was born November 20, 1914
Howard Motychak was born September 30, 1920
Ruth Motychak was born May 6, 1926
Olga Motychak was born September 9, 1928
Elsie Hubbard .......... (unable to read from photocopy) (Book in possession of Rhoda Peeks Motcychak in 1967, courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Children of Rhoda Peeks and Theodore Motychak:

     1) Howard Motychak born September 30, 1920.
     2) Ruth Motychak born May 6, 1926.
     3) Olga Motychak born September 9, 1928.

Elsie Hubbard was listed in this book, although Bob was unable to read what was listed after her name. Elsie might have been another child of Rhoda and David, or a relative of David.

 

RHODA A. SCALF
Daughter of
William Jackson Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Scalf
Rhoda<William J<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

 Rhoda A. Scalf, daughter of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Foust, was born April 3, 1877 in Carter County, TN and died October 18, 1884 in Carter County. Rhoda died at the age of 7. We have no death certificate for Rhoda; however, she is buried at Scalf Cemetery on Smalling Road in Watauga (Carter Co) TN.

 

CARRIE LUCY SCALF
Daughter of
William Jackson Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Foust
Carrie L<William J<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Carrie Lucy Scalf, daughter of William Jackson Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Scalf, was born June 6, 1886 in Carter Co. TN and died August 25, 1905 in Carter County. Carrie died at the age of 19. We have no death certificate for Carrie. Carrie is buried at the Scalf Cemetery on Smalling Road in Watauga (Carter Co.) TN.

 

 JAMES LANDON SCALF
Son of
Malachi Scalf & Diannah Lacey
James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

James Landon Scalf, son of Malachi Scalf and Diannah Lacey, was born about 1843 (Census) and died July 25, 1881 (Pension file). James is buried at Scalf Cemetery in Watauga (Carter Co.) TN. James married Mary Ann Emmert May 12, 1871 in Washington County, Tennessee. (Washington County, TN Marriages)  She was the daughter of Jeremiah Emmert and Sarah (Sallie) Frances Moody Emmert. Jeremiah was born June 11,1826 and died July 2, 1896. Sarah Frances Moody was born November 30, 1832. We have no death date for Sallie. Jeremiah and Sarah “Sallie” were married January 30, 1848.

Children of Jeremiah Emmert and Sarah (Sallie) Frances Moody:

     1) Elizabeth Emmert was born December 29, 1849
     2) Catherine Emmert was born September 15, 1850
     3) Marianne Emmert was born November 25, 1852
     4) Peter W. Emmert was born December 25, 1854
     5) David Swetenburg Emmert was born September 30, 1856
     6) John Miller Emmert was born January 29, 1858. John married Adeline (Addie) Scalf, daughter of Benjamin Scalf and Lydia Mayfield.
     7) Harriet Levina Emmert was born March 24, 1862.
     8) Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert was born September 11, 1864. (Bible record of Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert Scalf in possession of her daughter, Laura Scalf McGinnis, courtesy of Bob Scalf) Sarah Jane married Solomon David (AKA Bud) Scalf, son of Dave Scalf and Susannah Smalling, September 5, 1880. (Courtesy of Bob Scalf, Scalf Family Website)

Information on this family was compiled from the pension application filed by Mary Ann Emmert Scalf, Bible records of this family and descendants of this line. The pension application provides a wealth of information on the family of James Landon Scalf and from this file we have learned the names, birth, and death dates of his children as well as the date of marriage of James and Mary Ann. 

James Landon Scalf was a Union Soldier and joined the Union Army on 09/24/1863 until 09/05/1865 at Watauga, Tennessee. His brother, William Jackson Scalf, also joined the same unit on the same day. This unit was led by General Shackelford, General S. P. Carter, Colonel Foster and others. (Pension application of Mary Ann Scalf - Washington D.C. Archives)

The names of the children are listed with middle initials such as; Peter DI; (Daniel? David?) James SM (Samuel) or LN (Landon?) etc. The middle names have been for these children as they have been learned from descendants.  Mary Ann did receive a pension for her husband’s service; however, it was short-lived and the pension was revoked due to Mary Ann having children out of wedlock.

The author has listed the birth date of Mary Ann as 1845-1850 due to conflicting records and the statements given in the pension application of Mary Ann. She is listed on several different census records with various ages.

Mary Ann’s death certificate states her date of birth as “unknown.” She was listed as 67 years old in 1917 calculating a birth date of 1850. She was born in Carter County, Tennessee, daughter of Jerry (Jeremiah) Emmert and Sallie (Sarah) Moody. Mary Ann’s occupation was “house work” at the time of her death on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1917. Mary Ann died on her daughter Mary’s birthday. Mary Ann’s son, Peter Scalf, gave the information for her death certificate. She was buried 26 December 1917 at the Range Cemetery in Johnson City, Tennessee. (Death Certificate of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

Link to Death Certificate of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf

James Landon Scalf, husband of Mary Ann, is buried in the Scalf Cemetery at Watauga, in Carter County, Tennessee.

James and Mary Ann appear first on the 1880 Sullivan County census with their family of five children. According to the affidavit made by Jeremiah Emmert, Mary Ann’s father, James and Mary Ann had one more child (Lydia Cornia) born before James’ death. She was born 1881 and died 1884 (Pension application of Mary Ann Scalf)

Mary Ann stated in an affidavit that she had two illegitimate children after her husband died. The first one was born April 10, 1888 but she gives no date for the second child. In Martha Scalf Loudy’s affidavit (daughter of James and Mary Ann) she states her mother had two children after her father died, but does not mention whether they were illegitimate or not.


1880 Sullivan Co TN             25 June 1880              District 16

SCALF, James L. M 40 1840 TN
            Mary F 37 1843 TN
            Peter I. M   8 1872 TN
            James L. M   6 1874 TN
            Mary D. F   5 1875 TN
            Martha J. F   3 1877 TN
            Elizabeth E. F 11/12 Jul 1879 TN

 
The next record of this family is from the pension application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf. This document is dated November 7, 1884. In 1862 a law was passed concerning pensions for soldiers having served in Federal Units of the Civil War. Mary Ann’s name is spelled SCHELF in this document.

The document has been transcribed here in part:

“On this 7th day of Novbr 1884 personally appeared before me, a clerk of the Court of Record in and for the County and State aforesaid (Tennessee, Carter). Mary A. Schelf a resident of Union Depot in the County of Sullivan and State of Tennessee aged 35 years who being duly sworn makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the Pension provided by the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862. 

That she is the widow of James L. Schelf who was a private in the Company H commanded by Landon Carter in the 13 Regiment of Tennessee in the War of 1861; that her maiden name was Mary A. Emmert and that she was married to said James Schelf on or about the 12 day of May 1871, at or near Saint Johns Mill in the County of Washington and State of Tennessee by a preacher Worn Sills (Author’s note: Probably Warren Seals) and that she knows of no record evidence of said marriage - the marriage record is in Jones Borough County of Washington Tennessee.

SHE FURTHER DECLARES that said James L. Schelf her husband died from disease contracted in the service of the United States as aforesaid at – in Sullivan Co. Tenn. In the State of Tennessee on or about the 24 day of July 1882, of Dropsy which was contracted in the U. S. Service. She also states that has remained a widow ever since the death of said James L. Schelf and that she has not in any manner been engaged in or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; and she hereby appoints Geo. F. Davis of Washington D. C. and B. H. Midosky of Union Tennessee as her lawful Attorney with power or substitution and authorized him to present and prosecute this claim and to receive her pension certificates. The following are the names dates of births and place of residence of all the children of her deceased husband who were under sixteen years of age at the time of his death.   Peter D. I. Born 1 April 1872  James L.N. Born 14 May 1873   Mary Dyones (Iynoes?) born November 24 1875   Marthy Jane Born July 25 1877   Lizzie L. C. August 29 1879   Lydia Cornia born May 25 1881.  My Post Office address is Union Depot Tennessee.”

Mary Ann signed this document with an X.

John Smith and C. F. Emmert witnessed.  (Pension application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

The documents then jump to the year 1886 and the record of James’ service from the War Department, Adjutant General’s Office. This indicates that Mary Ann was not receiving a pension as of this date.

Washington March 27, 1886

Respectively returned to the Commissions of Pensions.

James L. Scalf (age 20) a Private in Company H. 13 Regiment Tenn Cavy. Volunteers was enrolled on the 24 day of Sept. 1863 at Carter Co. 3 years and is reported on roll from enrollment to Dec. 31/63 present. Jany and Feb 1864 not on file. Mar and April 1864 present. May and June 1864 same report and same for July and Aug 1864.  May and June 65 next on file present. July and Aug 1865 not on file. He was mustered out with the Co. Sept. 5/65, Knoxville, Tenn a Private. No returns on file prior to May 1864. Sept 64 and Oct 64 not on file. Nov 64 does not report him absent. Same for Dec 64, Jany 65, Feb. 65 Mar. 65 April 65. May 65, and July 65 last on file. There is no such organization known to this office as 13 Tenn Infty. Not born as James L. Schelf (Pension application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

Author’s Note: The 13th Tennessee was the 13th Tennessee Calvary and not Infantry. This would explain why there was no such record of this organization and James was not born as SCHELF, he was born as SCALF.

The next record in the file brings us to the year 1888 when G. L. Persinger, a Justice of the Peace of Carter County makes a statement to the birth dates of the children of James and Mary Ann. This document is dated 22 August 1888.

Author’s note: Recall that Mary Ann’s first illegitimate child was born April 10, 1888. Mr. Persinger’s statement is made August 22 of 1888.

“I have this day examined the family records of James L. Scalf decd and the following is a true copy of the same.

James L. Scalf and Mary A. Emmert was married the 12th day of May 1871
Peter D I Scalf was born April 8 1872
James S.M. (?) L. N. (?) Scalf was born May 14, 1873
Mary D E Scalf was born December 24, 1875
Marthy L. M. E. Scalf was born July 25, 1877
Elizabeth L. C. Scalf was born Aug. 5, 1879
Lidie C. F. Scalf was born May 25, 1881 and died July 25, 1884.
James L. Scalf died July 25, 1881.

I found the above record in a Testament in possession of Mary Ann Scalf the widow of James L. Scalf. I think from appearance and from my knowledge of the family the same is a true and correct record. I have known Mrs. Scalf from her childhood. I am a Justice of the Peace for Carter Co. Tenn and give this matter my official oath.

G. L. Persinger Justice of the Peace  (Pension application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

Several months later in 1889, Jeremiah Emmert, father of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf, also filed an affidavit.

8 Feb. 1889

In the matter of Mary Ann widow of James L. Scalf Pvt. Co H of the 13th Tenn Cavl on this 8th day of February A.D. 1889 personally appeared before me in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths Jeremiah Emmert aged 62 years, a resident of Carters Depot in the County of Carter and State of Tennessee whose Post Office address is Carters Depot, Tenn.

I am the father of Mary A. Scalf widow of James L. Scalf late of Co. H. 13th Tennessee Cavalry and know that Lydia C. the youngest child of said Scalf and wife died about July the 20th 1884 and further given that the following children are living on this date viz: Peter, James, Mary, Martha and Elizabeth.

Jeremiah Emmert (signed) (Pension Application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

The above statement was also witnessed by Mr. Persinger and signed by Jno. Emmert, County Clerk.

The next record from the file is dated June 13, 1892. Mary Ann made a statement concerning her unintentional mistake on three of the children’s birth dates. The dates appear to match the above dates given.

     1) Mary L. born Dec. 24th 1875
     2) Martha born July 25th 1877
     3) Elizabeth born Aug 5th 1879

On June 13, 1892 Francis Emmert (Mary Ann’s mother) age 61 also confirmed the above statements by Mary Ann and stated that Mary Ann had memory problems.

In 1899 Mary Ann was asked to supply information from comrades and medical personnel who had treated her husband or had served with him; however, the medical personnel had died and she could not supply the information requested.

James E. Persinger, Commissary Sergeant who served with James came forward and made the statement that James had looked “lean, yellow, and weak” when he distributed rations to him. He stated that James had continued to look like this until his death in 1881.

In 1899, Mary Ann sent another affidavit to the Bureau of Pensions. We assume by this affidavit that Mary Ann’s pension had been revoked at this time.

23 February 1899

Mary A. Scalf age 46 of Watauga, Carter Co, Tennessee

I am the widow of James Scalf and kept my widows vows and virtues from the date of his death July 25, 1881 until about twelve months or one year before my first illegitimate child was born on April 10, 1888.  All was caused by trouble and hardships and want for the necessities of life such as provisions and clothing for myself and children. (Pension application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

Mary Ann signed her name, Mary A. Scalf

The next record finds Mary Ann living in Carter County with two of her daughters, Martha and Elizabeth in the home. It appears from the census that Martha was divorced at this time; however, in her affidavit for benefits denied her mother, Martha stated that she married John Loudy “six years ago.” The statement was made in 1908. This places Martha’s marriage to John Loudy in 1902. If this is correct, we would assume that she was married prior to her marriage to John Loudy, and Noah were born before her marriage to John Loudy; however, we cannot confirm a marriage before John. Martha’s sister, Elizabeth, married Henry Lewis. Elizabeth is listed as “single” with two children born and two living. Other records suggest that Henry and Noah were children of Martha and not Elizabeth.


1900 Carter CO TN              16 June 1900 

SCALF, Mary A. Head 46 Nov 1853 TN TN TN 8 children born, 6 living Widow
         Marthey Dau 22 Jul 1877 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living Divorced
         Elizabeth L.    Dau 20 Dec 1879 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living Single
         Henry G-son   4 Jun 1895 TN TN TN (Martha's son)  
         Noah G-son   2 Feb 1898 TN TN TN (Martha's son)  


At some point after Mary Ann lost the pension, the pension laws were updated. The author has been unable to verify at what date the law went into effect. This new law allowed minors (and in some cases others) to file for accrued pension. In August of 1900 Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of James and Mary Ann, filed an Affidavit for her part of the pension due her as a minor.

3 August 1900 Carter County, Tennessee

Elizabeth Scalf (born about August 5, 1879) Watauga in the County of Carter and state of Tennessee whose Post Office address is Watauga and who being duly sworn declares as follows:  

That she is the child of James L. Scalf, late of Co. H, 13 Tenn Cav. Her mother Mary A. Scalf and the widow of the above named soldier was a pensioner under act of June 27, 1890 as the widow of said James L. Scalf, on widow’s certificate no. 343, 976 and was dropped from the rolls under said law, because of having given birth to a child out of marriage, subsequent to death of soldier.  I was included for pension in my mother’s certificate, under said new law, and have not drawn any pension since my mother was dropped from the rolls. I, in view of this fact, make this application for the purpose of receiving pension from date of my mother’s last payment, something over six years ago up to the time I arrived at the age of sixteen years. I guess I will be entitled to my mother’s $8 per month and $2 per month on account of my self for the period mentioned. I ask this pension be paid me in my own right, as I will be twenty one years of age the 5 day of next month. See the date of my birth in my mother’s application for pension and the evidence in her case in support of same. Elizabeth signed by her mark, (X). (Pension application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

It appears from this application that Mary Ann’s pension was revoked around 1894 or 1895 considering the statement of Elizabeth, “from date of my mother’s last payment, something over six years ago up to the time I arrived at the age of sixteen years.”   

In April of 1908 Elizabeth’s sister, Martha, also filed for her share of the pension that had been revoked.

State of Tennessee, County of Washington, On this April 22, 1909. A.D. personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County duly authorized to administer oaths Martha Loudy, age - about 26 years, a resident of (Carnegie) Johnson City in the county of Washington and State of Tennessee whose Post-Office address is (Carnegie) Johnson City, Tennessee and who being duly sworn as follows: That I am the child of James L. Scalf, who enlisted in Co. “H” 13 Tenn Vol. Cavy. On Sept. 24, 1863. He died more than 20 years ago, really before I could remember him, his wife, my mother Mary A. Scalf, I think drew a pension on account of my father’s aforesaid service to include, as I learn, myself, Sister Lizzie, Sister Mary, and Peter and James Scalf, All of us now over 21 years of age. My mother’s pension, if she drew one, was terminated because of her violation of act of August 8, 1882 (Child being born out of marriage, subsequent to father’s death). Now if mother drew a pension to include myself as a minor, I ask to be paid my part of my minor’s pension that would be due the five of us legitimate children, in my own right to be paid to me my part of this accrued pension up to time I arrived at the age of 16 years. Then consider this application as asked and advise. Mother is still living and resides at Watauga, Carter Co. Tenn, and has never remarried since father’s death. As I said, mother had two (2) children after father’s death. Then as father left five of us as above noted, legitimate, minor children under 10 years of age, if mother forfeited her right then the accrued pension money of her has reverted to us children. I ask in my own right my part of said.

I am the wife of John Loudy having married him about six years ago. For further data in my claim see mother’s claim in the bureau of pensions. (Widow’s pension application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

On September 8, 1908, Mary Ann filed a request to receive accrued pension.

AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIMANT:

State of Tennessee County of Washington. In the matter of pension of Mary A. Scalf, widow of James L. Scalf, late of Co. “H” 13 Tenn. Cavy. Vol. Widow’s Cert. No. 345, 976. Personally appeared before me the undersigned Authority in and for the aforesaid County fully authorized to Administer oaths, Mary A. Scalf, age 58 years of age, about said age, and states as follows:

I am the above named claimant, and was once a pensioner on the rolls of the Knoxville Agency as the widow of above named soldier, but my pension, which I think was under act of June 27, 1890, was terminated by reason of violation of act of August 7, 1882. I did give birth to two children out of marriage, subsequent to the death of my above named husband and I have never remarried since his death.  I ask my claim be given further consideration under the general law, I guess it is, and give me the requirements to complete same, if not complete. Give __ me a pension to include children under 10, from time of husband’s death until time it was determined I violated the act referred to deducting amount drawn under new law, giving me the difference under accrued amount if entitled. I ask that M. L. Peoples of Johnson City, Tenn be recognized as my attorney in this claim for accrued pension. My P.O. address is Watauga, Tennessee.

September 8, 1908

Mary A. Scalf             (Pension Application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

Mary Ann signed her name on this document.

In 1909, Elizabeth and her sister Martha appealed together for their share of the pension. No records have been found to indicate that either Mary Ann, or her children ever received the accrued pension money.

State of Tennessee County of Washington on this 7 day of July 1909. Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority in and for the aforesaid County duly authorized to administer oaths, Martha Loudy, and Elizabeth Lewis, Minors of James Scalf, “H” 13, Tenn. Vol. Cavy a resident of now Johnson City, Tenn., In the County of Washington, Whose P. O. address is now Johnson City, Tenn and being duly sworn declares as follows;

That we are the children of James Scalf, late of Co. “H” 13 Tenn Cavy. That our mother, Mary A. Scalf, a widow drew a pension under act of June 27, 1890, we presume including us as minors. She drew under widow’s card No. 343, 976. That her pension was terminated, before we reached 16 years of age as we have it, by reason of her violation of act of August, 1882. Now in case any accrued money is due us as minors, under act of June 27, 1890, than mother lacked of drawing, when her claim was terminated, that would be due us from time she was cut off to time we arrived at 16 years of age, we ask for same.

I Martha Loudy am the wife of John Loudy and I Elizabeth Lewis am the wife of Henry Lewis. I Martha Loudy get my mail at Johnson City, Tenn and I Elizabeth Lewis get my mail at Watauga, Tenn. See our correct ages on file in the claim of our mother. Look this matter of accrued pension up and advise me.

Martha and Elizabeth signed by their mark (X). The document was witnessed by John Gibson and C. H. Cambridge. Mr. Gibson was living at Watauga and Mr. Cambridge at Johnson City. (Pension Application of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf)

The above document reveals that Mary Ann was awarded the pension June 27, 1890 as stated in the document, “That our mother, Mary A. Scalf, a widow drew a pension under act of June 27, 1890.”

We have no information to confirm when the pension was actually revoked but we believe it was sometime around 1894 or 1895.

Mary Ann stated she had 8 children with 6 living on the 1910 census. She and James had six children according to the affidavit of Jeremiah Emmert. One of the children, Lydia Cornia, was born 1881 and died 1884. James died in 1881 and Lydia died three years later. This left five living children of James and Mary Ann.

If Mary Ann had eight children with six living, this would have been Peter, James, Mary, Martha, Elizabeth and the child born after James died named Lydia Cornia Scalf. This would make six children. The seventh child was John Samuel Scalf born April 10, 1888. We assume by the above statements that one of the illegitimate children was born after 1888 and died as well. Mary Ann stated her first illegitimate child was born 1888.

Mary Ann is then found on the 1910 census with her son, John. An email from the wife of a descendent of John Samuel Scalf confirms that John was Mary Ann’s child although the descendent did not know who John’s parents were. Her email is listed here:

“If my info is correct John Samuel was born 1888, not sure of the state, and died 1963. He was married to Amanda Louise Thomas, born 1900 and died 1947 – This is strange to me. He had at least 3 siblings, Pete, Jim and Liz, all went by Scalf. He is buried at Watauga area (Carter Co. TN) in a cemetery I’ve only heard been called Turkey Town. It is at least partially Scalf family cemetery, once run by Frank Loudy.”   (Cindy)

Mary Ann stated she had two illegitimate children. She had six children with her husband James Landon Scalf and two born after his death. We believe the note above along with other emails from Cindy and census records confirm that John Samuel Scalf was the child born to Mary Ann Emmert Scalf after the death of James Landon Scalf.

The tragic story of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf ended on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1917 when Mary Ann left behind all the hardships. Her life had no doubt been hardship after hardship following the death of her husband of whom she apparently loved deeply.

The times were much different then than now and Mary Ann had no place to turn for help with five children to raise alone. Mary Ann accepted whatever work was available and at that time, housework and laundry would have been the best she could have managed other than a field hand. Most families of that day had little use for field hands, as the families were generally large enough that they did not have to hire help. As the old saying goes “pickins were slim.” 

Before one judges Mary Ann, one should study the history of that particular time and maybe it will shed some light on the options that Mary Ann felt she had. We do not know the circumstances that surrounded the birth of two children born out of wedlock other than what Mary Ann stated in the pension application. However, the author has found since the beginning of the genealogy search that many of these situations occurred and for the same reasons that Mary Ann stated. The author also has personal knowledge passed down by family members of some of the things that happened to women while employed in these capacities during those times. Employers were not always kind.

Information of the father of John Samuel Scalf is not known to the author of this chapter; however, the author offers any help needed to assist the descendants in finding the surname of John Samuel.

Mary Ann and her last child, John, were found living in District 13 of Carter County, Tennessee on the 1910 census.  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1910 Carter CO TN              April 1910                  District 13

SCALF, Mary A. Head 60 1850 TN TN TN 8 children born, 6 living Widow
           John Son 21 1889 TN TN TN   Widower

Note that John stated he was also widowed on the 1910 census.

 

PETER (D. I.) SCALF
Son of
 James Landon Scalf and Mary Ann Emmert
Peter<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Peter D.I. Scalf, son of James Landon Scalf and Mary Ann Emmert, was born April 8, 1871 according to cemetery records at the Kingsport, TN library; however, Peter’s mother stated he was born 1872 in her pension application. Peter died June 15, 1955 at the age of 84 years old. He is buried beside his wife at the Scalf Cemetery on Smalling Road at Watauga (Carter Co.) TN. (Cemetery Records at Scalf Family Website)  

(Link to Peter Scalf death certificate)

Peter married Allie (Alice) Tester.  Alice was born September 27, 1880 and died December 19, 1939. (Link to death certificate Allie Tester Scalf) She is also buried at the Scalf Cemetery on Smalling Road in Watauga (Carter Co.) TN. Peter and Alice were living in Mitchell County (near Ashville) NC in 1900 then moved back to Carter County, Tennessee by 1910.

In 1900, Mitchell County, NC, Peter’s sister, Martha was living in the home with her two children, Henry and Noah.

1900 Mitchell NC                  26 June 1900              Linville Township

SCALF, Peter Head 26 Apr 1874 TN TN TN  
           Alice Wife 22 Sep 1878 NC NC NC 2 children born, 1 living
           James Son   2 Apr 1898 TN TN TN  
           Martha Sister 22 Apr 1878 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living
           Henry Son   4 Jan 1896 TN TN TN Martha's son
           Noah Son   2 Feb 1898 TN TN TN Martha's son

In 1910, Carter County, TN, Alice’s sister, Nellie was living in the home of Peter and Alice.


1910 Carter CO TN              April 1910                  District 13

SCALF, Peter Head 37 1873 TN TN TN  
          Allie Wife 32 1878 NC NC NC 10 children born, 3 living
          James Jr. Son 12 1902 NC TN NC  
          Francis Son   2 1908 TN TN NC  
          Vernie M. Dau 3/12 1910 TN TN NC  
TESTER, Nellie Sister in law 15 1895 NC NC NC  

Peter and Alice had moved to Washington County, TN by 1920. In the home is a boarder listed as Joseph E. under the Scalf name. We have not been able to identify what family Joseph might have been from at this time.  


1920 Washington TN                        12 & 13 January 1920                       District 9

SCALF, Peter I. Head 49 1871 TN TN TN  
       Allie Wife 43 1877 NC NC NC  
       Marrion F. Son 12 1908 TN TN NC  
       Vernia M. Dau 10 1910 TN TN NC  
       Virginia D. Dau   7 1913 TN TN VA  
       Delie A.  Son   5 1915 TN TN VA (Dewey)
       Daniel E. Son 2 8/12 1917 TN TN VA  
       John W. Son 7/12 1919 TN TN VA  
       Joseph E. Boarder 16 1904 TN TN TN  

 
1930 Sullivan CO TN                        4 April 1930

SCALF, Peter Head 59 1871 TN TN TN
        Allie Wife 50 1880 NC NC NC
        Verna Dau 19 1911 TN TN NC
        Dewey Son 15 1915 TN TN NC
        Edgar Son 12 1918 TN TN NC
        Mable Dau   9 1921 TN TN NC


1940 CARTER CO TN                    27 April 1940                        Watauga

SCALF, Dewey Head 25 1915 TN
          Lucy Wife 24 1916 TN
          Nancy R. Dau   1 1939 TN
          Dewey, Jr. Son 1/12 1940 TN
          Petter Father 65 1875 TN      Widower


Children of Peter Scalf and Nancy Tester from Thomas Scalf
:

    1) Jim Scalf
    2) Francie (France) Scalf
    3) Dewey Scalf
    4) Daniel Edward Scalf. Daniel’s nickname was “Edgar.”
    5) Vernie Scalf
    6) Virginia Scalf
    7) John Wesley Scalf - Born 1919, died July 25, 1920.
    8) Mabel Scalf


JAMES SCALF
Son of
Peter Scalf & Nancy Alice (Allie) Tester
James<Peter<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

James Scalf, son of Peter Scalf and Nancy Alice Tester, was born April 1898 (Census). Thomas Scalf, a descendent of this line, submitted information for the children of James and Marie. 

  Children of Jim Scalf and Marie (Unknown):

     1) Jimmy Joe Scalf
     2) Mary Scalf
     3) Cecil Scalf

1940 Washington CO TN                    2 April 1940                    District 9

SCALF, James Head 41 1899 NC
          Marie Wife 27 1913 TN
          Cecil           Son 19 1921 TN
          Charles Son 11 1929 TN
          Howard Son   9 1931 TN
          Randolph  Son   5 1935 TN



 

FRANCIS MARION SCALF
Son of
Peter Scalf & Nancy Alice (Allie) Tester
Francis<Peter<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Francis Marion Scalf (AKA France) son of Peter Scalf and Nancy Alice Tester was born about 1907 or 1908. (Census) France and his wife, Flora, were found on the 1930 census of Washington County, TN. We have no further information on this family.

1930 Washington CO TN                 9 April 1930               District 9

SCALF, France M. Head 23 1907 TN NC TN
         Flora Wife 19 1911 WV NC NC
         Cecil Nephew   8 1922 TN TN TN



 
DEWEY ANDREW SCALF
Son of
Peter Scalf & Nancy Alice (Allie) Tester
Dewie<Peter<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Dewey Scalf, son of Peter Scalf and Nancy Alice Tester, was born November 22, 1914 and died February 8, 1947. Dewey married Lucy Scott.

(Link to death certificate) Thomas Scalf submitted information on Dewey’s family.  

Children of Dewey Scalf and Lucy Scott:

     1) Dewey (Jr) Scalf
     2) Nancy Scalf
     3) Roscoe David Scalf - born November 22, 1943 and died May 31, 1952. (Link to death certificate)
     4) Hattie Ruth Scalf

1940 CARTER CO TN                    27 April 1940                        Watauga

SCALF, Dewey Head 25 1915 TN
          Lucy Wife 24 1916 TN
          Nancy R. Dau   1 1939 TN
          Dewey, Jr. Son 1/12 1940 TN
          Petter Father 65 1875 TN      Widower


 

DANIEL EDWARD “Edgar” SCALF
Son of
Peter Scalf & Nancy Alice (Allie) Tester
Daniel<Peter<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

 Daniel Edward (Edgar) Scalf, son of Peter Scalf and Nancy Tester, was born about 1917. (Census) Daniel married Beulah May Campbell April 11, 1939 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County marriages)

Link to marriage bond and license

Information concerning the names of Daniel’s family is contributed by Tom Scalf, a descendant of this line.

Children of Daniel Scalf and Beulah Campbell:

     1) Phyllis June Scalf married Willie (Jr.) Carr.
     2) Katherine May Scalf married (Unknown) White.
     3) Thomas Edward Scalf
     4) Mary Lee Scalf married Loyd Crosby.
     5) Joe Jimmie Scalf, married Jackie Quarter, 1968.
     6) Peter Eugene Scalf married Liz Curtis.
     7) Monica Marie Scalf married (Unknown) Shepard.
     8) Tammy Gay Scalf married Randy Wade.

1940 Washington CO TN                        2 April 1940                        District 9

SCALF, Edgar Head 22 1918 TN
          Beulah Wife 17 1923 TN

WWII Enlistment Record:

Name: Daniel E Scalf
Birth Year: 1917
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Tennessee
State of Residence: Tennessee
County or City: Carter  
Enlistment Date: 25 Mar 1944
Enlistment State: Mississippi
Enlistment City: Camp Shelby
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
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: Cooks, except private family
Marital Status: Married

(WWII Draft registration courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

From the comment section at the Scalf Family website, we have the following comment:

Comments:

“My name is Phyllis J. Carr - My father was Daniel Edward Scalf. He was the son of Pete Scalf, I have not yet found any family members in your files except my grandmother on my mothers side or was also a descendent of the scalf family. In the graveyard listings you have a "mike son of TG and Myrtle Campbell" who was my uncle mike. The TG stands for Thomas Grimesly. I believe she was an emmet before she married my grandfather and I think her mother's name was Scalf. I am very interested in building information about this family line but do not have much time or knowledge of how it is done. I have just begun and intend to devour your sight.

I agree with you any information I can find I will gladly share as I would like to see this FREE sight filled with information for our decendents to access at will. ”Phyllis

NOTE: We checked the information stated by Phyllis concerning Myrtle Campbell and found the following information listed in the chapter of David (Dave) Scalf, son of David S. Scalf.

Myrtle Ethel Mary Scalf, daughter of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert, was born June 04, 1897. She married Thomas Grimsley Campbell April 19, 1913 in Watauga, TN in the presence of her father and mother, Solomon David and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert Scalf. "Grims" was born March 01, 1886.

The birth names and dates for this family were copied from the family Bible of Myrtle Scalf Campbell photographed and transcribed by Bob Scalf and posted on the Scalf Family website-- http://www.Scalf-Family.org

Myrtle Scalf Campbell was the daughter of Solomon David Scalf and Sarah Jane Ellen Emmert.

 

VERNIE SCALF
Daughter of
Peter Scalf & Nancy Alice (Allie) Tester
Vernie<Peter<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Vernie Scalf, daughter of Peter Scalf and Nancy Alice Tester, was born about 1911. (Census) Vernie married Johnny Koker. Tom Scalf submitted names for this family. 

Children of Vernie Scalf and Johnny Koker:

     1) Johnny (Jr.) Koker
     2) Chris Koker

VIRGINIA SCALF
Daughter of
Peter Scalf & Nancy Alice (Allie) Tester
Virginia<Peter<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Virginia Scalf, daughter of Peter Scalf and Nancy Alice Tester, was born about 1913. (Census) Tom Scalf submitted family names for this family.

Virginia Scalf married Fred Williams.

Children of Virginia Scalf and Fred Williams:

     1) Gilbert Williams.
     2) Leonard Williams.
     3) Buck Williams.
     4) Ernest Williams.
     5) Donald Williams.
     6) Hubert Williams.
     7) Joy Williams.

MABEL SCALF
Daughter of
Peter Scalf & Nancy Alice (Allie) Tester
Mabel<Peter<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Mabel Scalf, daughter of Peter Scalf and Nancy Alice Tester, was born about 1921. (Census) Mabel married Guy Arthur. Tom Scalf submitted names for this family.

Children of Mabel Scalf and Guy Arthur:

     1) Guy (Jr.) Arthur.
     2) Frank Arthur.
     3) Leana Arthur.
     4) Mildred Arthur.
     5) Marrie Arthur.

JAMES LANDON SCALF II
Son of
James Landon Scalf & Mary Ann Emmert
James L, II<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

  
James Landon Scalf, son of James Landon Scalf and Mary Ann Emmert, was born May 9, 1871 in Carter Co. TN, and died August 25, 1953 in Carter Co. TN. (Link to death certificate)

James married Carrie Lee Salts August 16, 1899 in Carter County, Tennessee.  (Carter County, TN Marriages) Carrie Lee Salts was born November 12, 1881 in Carter Co. TN and died June 27, 1961 in Carter Co. TN.

In at least one instance, initials of his name appear to be James S. M. Scalf. However, all other records list him either as James L. or James Landon Scalf. James and Carrie were the parents of Samuel Mark Scalf.

WWI Registration Card

Name: James Landon Scalf
Age: 45
Home: Watauga, Carter CO, TN                        (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: May 9, 1873
Present Occupation: Farmer
Employer's Name: Self employed
Nearest relative: Mrs. Carrie Scalf
Address: Watauga, Carter CO, TN
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color eyes: Blue
Color hair: Black
Date: September 12, 1918

The family of James Landon Scalf and Carrie Lee Salts was taken from a compilation of the Carter/Sullivan/Washington County census records, marriages of Washington and Carter County, TN., as well as a descendent, Mrs. Trula Scalf Lucas, daughter of Samuel Mark Scalf. Trula is the granddaughter of James Landon Scalf, II, great-granddaughter of James Landon Scalf, I, g-g-granddaughter of Malachi (Mac) Scalf, and g-g-g-granddaughter of David S. Scalf. Trula provided dates and marriages for these families.

Children of James Landon Scalf II and Carrie Lee Salts:

     1) William Franklin Scalf born about 1902, Washington Co. TN; married Georgia Gail Roberts
     2)
 Samuel Mark Scalf born October 3, 1903, Carter Co. TN; d. January 1, 1993, Carter Co. TN
     3)
 Cordie Scalf born December 25, 1905.
     4)
 Tilda Jane Scalf born December 11, 1907.
     5)
 Charlie Mikelem born December 27, 1909.
     6)
 Lottie Mae born January 1, 1912.
     7)
 Paul Scalf born July 9, 1914; married Occie Williams
     8)
 Larkin B. Scalf born January 6, 1917
     9)
 James Landon Scalf, III  born June 24, 1919
   10)
 Stephen Doll Scalf born November 21, 1921
   11)
 Daniel Thomas Scalf born March 3, 1924, died October 19, 1975 at Kokomo, Indiana.

Lloyd Daniel Scalf, son of Daniel Thomas Scalf, left a post at the website submitting additional information on his father’s family. His post is listed here:

“My father was Daniel Thomas Scalf (Listed as Thomas Daniel Scalf - youngest son of James Samuel Scalf and Carrie Salts of the Malachi Scalf lineage). He died in Kokomo, Indiana on October 19, 1975. I am the oldest of Dan and Flo's four children. My name is listed as Danny in the information included in the family tree. My real name is Lloyd Daniel Scalf. I was born July 2, 1945. I married Linda Dombek on June 27, 1968. (Link to marriage document) We have a daughter (Angela Dawn Scalf - born February 23, 1969) and a son (Chad Daniel Scalf - born June 11, 1971). My sister, Barbara Flo Scalf, was born May 25, 1947. She married Charles Sims in Kokomo, IN in 1964. They have three children: Tosha, Shane, and Christie. My brother, Gregory Wayne Scalf, was born on August 31, 1952. His wife is Randi and they have no children. My youngest sister, Ginger Fay Scalf, was born on August 5, 1954. She married Richard Hichens. They have two sons: Richard and Derick. Thank you for all the hard work in compiling our family history and constructing this website. It's a wonderful blessing. Sincerely, Lloyd (Dan) Scalf danscalf@yahoo.com” (Courtesy of Lloyd Daniel Scalf)

James and Carrie had no children in 1900.

1900 Carter CO TN              15 June 1900              District 13 

SCALF, James Head 25 May 1875 TN TN TN  
          Carrie Wife 18 Nov 1881 TN TN TN No  children


By 1910, James and Carrie were the parents of five children. Many of the children and grandchildren of Samuel Mark Scalf reside in Carter County today.

1910 Carter CO TN              19 April 1910             District 13 

SCALF, James Head 37 1873 TN TN TN  
        Carrie Wife 25 1885 VA VA VA 6 children born, 5 living
        Frank  Son   8 1902 TN TN VA  
        Mark Son   6 1904 TN TN VA  
        Cordie Dau   4 1906 TN TN VA  
        Tildy Dau   2 1908 TN TN VA  
        Charlie Son 8/12 1909 TN TN VA  
SALTS, Mollie Sister in law 18 1892 TN TN VA  


1920 Carter CO TN              2 February 1920        District 13

SCALF, James Head 48 1872 TN TN VA
        Carrie L. Wife 38 1882 VA VA VA
        William F. Son 18 1902 TN TN VA
        Samuel M. Son 16 1904 TN TN VA
        Cordie E. Dau 14 1906 TN TN VA
        Tilda J.  Dau 12 1908 TN TN VA
        Charles M. Son   8 1912 TN TN VA
        Lottie M. Dau 5 5/12 1914 TN TN VA
        Paul Son 4 5/12 1915 TN TN VA
        William L. Son 2 5/12 1917 TN TN VA
        James L. Son 2/12 1919 TN TN VA


Note the additional children born by 1920 to James and Carrie. They now have a son James Landon as well. In order to distinguish between these gentlemen, the author has assigned the Roman Numerals I, II, and III to these men with James Landon, son of Malachi being James Landon I.

Malachi’s daughter, Matilda (AKA Tilda) was living in the home of James and Carrie in 1930. Malachi was the grandfather of James Landon Scalf, II. Matilda never married but had lived with other family members until 1930. James Landon Scalf, II (son of James Landon, I) named one of his daughters for his Aunt Matilda.


1930 Carter CO TN              11 April 1930             District 13

SCALF, James L. Head 58 1872 TN TN TN
          Carrie L. Wife 46 1884 TN TN TN
          Mark C. Son 23 1907 TN TN TN
          Charlie M. Son 20 1910 TN TN TN
          Paul D. Son 16 1914 TN TN TN
          Larkin B. Son 13 1917 TN TN TN
          Landon J. Son 11 1919 TN TN TN
          Stephen D. Son   9 1921 TN TN TN
          Daniel Son   7 1921 TN TN TN
SCALF, Tilda Aunt 81 1949 TN TN TN


 1940 Carter CO TN                  13 May 1940            District 13

#337 SCALF, James Head 68 1872 TN

 For some reason, James Scalf is living in a house a short distance away from his family when the 1940 census was taken. Also, according to the census, James and Carrie had been living apart for at least five years.

#339 SCALF, Carrie Head 57 1883 VA
           Landon Son 20 1920 TN
           Stephen D.  Son 18 1922 TN
           Daniel Son 16 1924 TN

      
 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN SCALF
Son of
James Landon Scalf II and Carrie Lee Salts
William F<James L, II<James L, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis

William Frank Scalf was born about 1902 in Washington County, Tennessee. Frank married Georgia Gail Roberts. (Courtesy of Trula Scalf Lucus)

1930 Washington CO VA                    3 May 1930                    Goodson

SCALF, Franklin Head 28 1902 TN TN TN
        Georgia G. Wife 21 1909 TN TN TN


1940 Washington CO VA                        1 May 1940                    Bristol

SCALF, William F. Head 38 1902 TN
          Georgia G. Wife 31 1909 TN

We have no further information.

SAMUEL MARK SCALF
Son of
James Landon Scalf II and Carrie Lee Salts
Samuel M< James L, II<James L, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis

Samuel Mark Scalf, son of James Landon Scalf, II and Carrie Lee Salts, was born October 3, 1903 and died February 1, 1993 at Hampton, (Carter Co) TN. Mark was the father of Trula Scalf Lucas who helped supply the information for these families. Mark was still living when Trula and I met and some of the information was received from Mark and his wife Eula. Eula has also passed away since that time.

Samuel Mark Scalf married Eula Mae Hyder October 8, 1937 at Bristol, Tennessee. Eula was the daughter of William Hyder and Celia Cable. She was born June 28, 1912 in Hampton, TN, and died in Carter Co. TN. Both Samuel Mark Scalf and Eula Mae Hyder Scalf are buried at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Carter Co. TN

Children of Samuel Mark Scalf and Eula Mae Hyder:

     1) Dillard Hugh Scalf born August 18, 1938, Hampton, TN; married Betty Ruth Miller, January 4, 1962, Scott Co. VA. Dillard died 10/11/1998 and is buried at Mountain Home Cemetery in Johnson City, TN. He is listed in their cemetery records as US Army, SP 4, Res: Elizabethton, TN, Plot: II 7 33, bur. 10/14/1998. His cemetery record states he was born August 17, 1938.
     2) Hershel Lee Scalf born September 02, 1940, Hampton, TN; married Barbara Lou Wallace July 16, 1966, Greene Co. TN.
     3) Romolus Edmund Scalf born December 22, 1941, Hampton, TN; married Sheila Margaret Port, April 16, 1963, Georgia.
     4) Trula Dean Scalf born February 15, 1943; married Donald Charles Lucas, September 02, 1966, Scott Co. VA; b. October 25, 1938, Greene Co. TN.
     5) Tonuia Una SCALF, born September 08, 1945; married Chester Buchanan, Jr., August 26, 1967, Erwin, TN.
     6) Connie Kay Scalf born June 08, 1948, Elizabethton (Carter County) TN; married Roger Lynn Jones, December 20, 1968, Sullivan Co. TN.
     7) Rometta Arzelda Scalf, January 13, 1951, Elizabethton (Carter County) TN; married (1) David Shankle, May 06, 1969, NC; born January 16, 1947; married (2) Benny Ison, November 16, 1979.
     8) Sonja Judy Scalf born February 08, 1953, Elizabethton (Carter County) TN; married Donald Gene Merritt, October 1969, NC.
     9) Michael Mark Scalf, born December 28, 1955, Elizabethton (Carter County) TN; married Diana Ward. (Courtesy of Trula Scalf Lucas)


1940 Carter CO TN                        27 April 1940                        3rd District

SCALF, Mark Head 36 1904 TN
         Ula Wife 27 1913 TN
         Dillard  Son   1 1939 TN

Obituary of Samuel Mark Scalf  - transcribed in part:

Hampton – Samuel Mark Scalf, 89, Route 1 Hampton, died Tuesday (Feb. 1, 1993) at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.

A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late James and Carrie Salts Scalf. He retired from the Bemberg Corporation after 34 years of service and was a member of Valley Forge Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula Hyder Scalf; four sons, Dillard Scalf and Michael Scalf, both of Hampton, Hershel Scalf, Johnson City, and Romolus Scalf, Florida; five daughters, Trula Lucus, Greenville, Tonya Buchanan, Hampton, Connie Kay Jones, Kingsport, and Sonya Broyles, Elizabethton; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Two sisters; Mrs. Cordie Miller, Michigan; and Mrs. Mae Head Pierce, Johnson City and Mrs. Rometta Ison, Ohio; three brothers; Paul Scalf, Elizabethton, Landon Scalf and Steven “Doll” Scalf both of Watauga. (Internet Obituaries)

Note that the obituary listed Rometta as a sister to Samuel Mark Scalf. Rometta was his daughter whom the author corresponded with several times.



CORDIE ELIZABETH SCALF
Daughter of
James Landon Scalf II & Carrie Lee Salts
Cordie E< James L. II<James L, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis

Cordie Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of James Landon Scalf II, and Carrie Lee Salts, was born December 25, 1905 at Watauga (Carter County) Tennessee, Co.

Cordie Elizabeth Scalf married Thomas Wilda Waters August 10, 1922.

(Link to marriage license) Thomas died at a young age on June 11, 1929.

(Link to death certificate)

Children of Cordie Scalf and Wilda Waters:

     1) Thomas Waters
     2) Pearl Waters

 Children of Cordie Scalf and Roby Miller:

     1) Edward Miller
     2) Naomi Miller
     3) Norman Miller

 (Courtesy of Trula Scalf Lucas)

 We have no further information on Cordie’s family.

1930 Washington CO TN                          5 April 1930                Johnson City 

BECK, Lula Head 22 1908 VA TN TN  
        Luther Son   7 1923 TN TN VA  
        Margaret P. Dau   5 1925 TN TN VA  
        Dorothy Dau 1 4/12 1928 TN TN VA  
WATERS, Cordie Servant 24 1906 TN TN TN Widow
        Pearl Dau   7 1923 TN TN TN (Daughter of Cordie Scalf Waters)
        Thomas Son   5 1925 TN TN TN (Son of Cordie Scalf Waters)

We cannot confirm who Lula Beck was on the 1930 census; however, we have a marriage record for Lula Scalf to William Beck April 22, 1922, in Washington County, TN. This might have been Lula Scalf or it might have been a second marriage of Lula and her first marriage was to a Scalf.



TILDA JANE SCALF
Daughter of
James Landon Scalf II & Carrie Lee Salts
Tilda J< James L, II<James L, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis

Tilda Jane Scalf was born December 11, 1907 in Carter County, Tennessee. Tilda married Allen Beckner April 9, 1926 in Carter CO, TN. (Carter County, TN Marriages) Tilda and Allen had 6 children.

 Children of Tilda Jane Scalf and Allen Beckner:

     1) Jay Beckner
     2) Minnie Beckner
     3) Roy Beckner
     4) Dorothy Beckner
     5) Johnny Beckner
     6) Paul Beckner

 (Courtesy of Trula Scalf Lucas)

 No further information on Tilda’s family.

  

CHARLIE MIKELEM SCALF
Son of
James Landon Scalf II & Carrie Lee Salts
Charlie M< James L, II<James L, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis

Charlie Mikelem Scalf, son of James Landon Scalf, II and Carrie Lee Salts, was born December 27, 1909. Charlie married Laurie Waters, the daughter of Henry and Manerva Waters. We have no marriage or death dates.

Children of Charlie Mikelem Scalf and Laurie Waters:

     1) J. C. Scalf
     2) Mary Lee Scalf


1940 Carter CO TN                        4 May 1940                           Watauga

SCALF, Charlie Head 30 1910 TN
          Laura Wife 23 1917 TN
          J. C. Son   6 1934 TN
          Mary Lee Dau 11/12 1939 TN
WATERS, Minerva Mother in law 48 1892 TN

 (Courtesy of Trula Scalf Lucas)

 No further information

 
LOTTIE MAE SCALF

Daughter of
James Landon Scalf II & Carrie Lee Salts
Lottie M< James L, II<James L, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis

Lottie Mae Scalf was born January 01, 1912 according to Trula’s information; however, a birth record at the Kingsport library (Sullivan County) Tennessee states her birth as February 1, 1912---Page 410 -- Sheet No. 347. The author does not know which date is correct, but a mistake might have been made on the birth record.

Lottie married first to John Head and second to Dana Pierce. We do not believe Lottie and Dana had any children. If so, Trula failed to list them.

Children of Lottie Mae Scalf and John Head:

     1) George Head
     2) Minnie Head
     3) Lottie Mae Head
     4) Stephen Head
     5) Mark Head
     6) Rose Head
     7) James Head
     8) William Head


LARKIN BILL SCALF
Son of
James Landon Scalf, II & Carrie L. Salts
Larkin<James Landon, II<James Landon<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Larkin Scalf was born January 06, 1917 at Carter County, Tennessee and died September 1986 at Watauga (Carter Co) Tennessee. We believe Larkin’s full name was William Larkin and he was known as Bill as well as Larkin. However, Trula did not mention this. This is speculation by the author due to notations on other records. This may not be accurate.

Larkin married Gladys Harrison. From the SS Indexes we believe Gladys was born October 6, 1920 and died October 1, 1999 if this is the correct Gladys Scalf. An obituary of one of the children of Larkin and Gladys suggests that this is the correct Gladys Scalf. Her full name was Gladys Bertha Harrison Scalf.

Obituary of James “Yo” Scalf, son of Larkin and Gladys. We believe James was the child listed as Monroe from the list of children stated by Trula Scalf Lucas.

OBITUARY:

JAMES M. “YO” SCALF
Born:
August 8, 1940
Died: March 18, 2003
Services: 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2003 Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2003

James M. “Yo” Scalf, age 62, 373 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Larkin Bill and Gladys Bertha Harrison Scalf. He was preceded in death by one brother, Junior Ray Scalf.

Survivors include a son, Eddie O’Quinn, Elizabethton, a daughter, Amanda Scalf, Greenville, TN, 4 brothers, Steven Scalf, Johnson City, Larry Scalf, Watauga, Terry Scalf, Watauga, Jerry Scalf, Kokomo, IN, one sister, Linda Milhorn, Watauga, 4 grandchildren, 7 nieces and 11 nephews also survive.

The funeral service for James M. “Yo” Scalf, age 62, 373 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, who died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Mike Lamb officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at Scalf Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 21 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel or friends may call at the residence of his sister, Linda Milhorn, 376 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga anytime. (Courtesy of Sherry Winebarger-Reeter)

Children of Larkin Scalf and Gladys Harrison:

     1) Junior Scalf (listed in obituary of James Scalf)
     2) Monroe Scalf (James “Yo” obituary of James Scalf)
     3) Jerry Scalf (listed in obituary of James Scalf)
     4) Larry Scalf (listed in obituary of James Scalf)
     5) Linda Scalf (married a Milhorn – obituary of James Scalf)
     6) Terry Scalf (listed in obituary of James Scalf) Terry died April 29, 2005 (Obituary of Terry Scalf)
     7) Steve Scalf (listed in obituary of James Scalf)

 (Courtesy of Trula Scalf Lucas and SS Index)

Obituary of Gladys H. Scalf

10/08/99

Gladys Harrison Scalf, 79, 373 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at her residence following a brief illness.

A native of Watauga County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Spencer and Alice Harvey Harrison. Mrs. Scalf was preceded in death by her husband, Larken Bill Scalf, a son, Junior Ray Scalf, and a brother, Roy Wade Harrison.

She was a member of Straightway Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sons: James Monroe Scalf, Larry Wesley Scalf, and Terry Lee Scalf, all of Watauga, Tenn.; Jerry Wayne Scalf, Kokomo, Ind.; and Steven Don Scalf, Johnson City; Tenn; one daughter, Linda Scalf Milhorn and son-in-law, Kenneth Milhorn, Watauga, Tenn.; five brothers: James and Reynold Harrison, Elizabethton, Tenn.; Bill Harrison, Johnson City, Tenn.; Eugene Harrison, Palm Harbor, Fla; and Kenneth Harrison, Afton, Tenn.; three sisters: Ann Coffey, Blowing Rock, N.C.; Sherry Coffey, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and Pauline Hodge, Ohio. Nineteen grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

SCALF -- Funeral services for Gladys Harrison Scalf, 79, 373 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, Tenn., who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Lamb and the Rev. Robert Crusenberry officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Peterson Family. Interment will follow at Scalf Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. 

Terry Lee Scalf Obituary (Courtesy of Sherry Winebarger-Reeter)

Born: November 03, 1946
Died: April 29, 2005
Services: 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2005 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home.
Visitation: 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel.

Terry Scalf, Sr., age 58, 360 Garland Branch Rd., Watauga, died Friday, April 29, 2005 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Larkin B. and Gladys Harrison Scalf. He had worked in the construction industry as a roofer. Mr. Scalf had service in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Junior Scalf, James Scalf and Jerry Scalf. Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Harold Presnell, Watauga, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Terry Scalf, Jr., Johnson City, Mark and Lori Scalf, Greeneville, five grandchildren, one sister, Linda Milhorn, Watauga, two brothers, Steven Scalf, Johnson City and Larry Scalf, Watauga. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral service for Mr. Scalf will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2005 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Jerry Stout officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel or at other times at the home of his sister, Linda Milhorn, 376 Wade Bulla Rd., Watauga. The graveside service and interment will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005 in the Scalf Cemetery. Those wishing to attend will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Teddy Milhorn and Kenneth Milhorn.
 
 

JAMES LANDON SCALF III
Son of
James Landon Scalf II & Carrie Lee Salts
James L, III< James L, II<James L, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis

James Landon Scalf III was born June 24, 1919 and died January 4, 1998 at Watauga, Carter County, TN. He is buried at the George Mattern Cemetery in Elizabethon (Carter Co.) TN. James was the son of James Landon Scalf II and Carrie Lee Salts of Carter County, Tennessee. James served as a Sergeant in WWII.

Name:  James Landon Scalf
Service Information:  SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date:  24 Jun 1919
Death Date:  4 Jan 1998
Cemetery:  George Mottern Cemetery
Cemetery Address:  C/O Tetrick Funeral Home Inc 211 N Riverside Dr Elizabethton, TN 37643 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Trula states that James married Jean Oaklin; however, we cannot confirm this. Obituaries list Wanda J. O’Quinn as the mother of Donnie but we have no information on Ronnie. It is possible that James Landon married twice. James married Wanda O’Quinn October 1953 so it is possible he was married first to Jean Oaklin. An obituary was found for Donald Scalf who passed away recently.

Donald J.  Scalf

Donald J. "Donnie" Scalf, 52, 321 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, died Sunday, August 27, 2006, at the residence of his mother following an extended illness.

Mr. Scalf was a native of Carter County and the son of Wanda O' Quinn Scalf, Watauga, and the late James Landon Scalf. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.

Mr. Scalf attended Cripple Creek Free Will Baptist Church. He was employed at Fleming Food until 1998 when the company closed, and was also a roofer.

One of the joys of his life was visiting with people.

Survivors include a son, Don Scalf, Watauga; a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Shawn Johnson of Gray; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Carol Scalf of Watauga; six grandchildren, Don Scalf Jr., Justin Johnson, Makayla Johnson, Kaytlyne Copas, James Crabtree and Amber Crabtree; one nephew, Josh Scalf of Blountville; one niece, Carolyn Stevens of Johnson City; and his ex-wife, Brenda Hyatt of Kingsport.

The funeral service for Mr. Scalf will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. J.W. Mann, Rev. Gene Riddle and Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Music will be under the direction of Linda and Kenneth Milhorn. Interment will follow at Scalf Cemetery, Watauga. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, in the Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the home of his mother, 315 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, at other times. Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. (Obituary courtesy of Sherry Winebarger-Reeter)

Children of James Landon Scalf III and Wanda O’Quinn:

     1) Ronald Scalf
     2) Donald Scalf

 (Courtesy of Trula Scalf Lucas)

We have no further information on this family.

 

STEPHEN DOLL SCALF
Son of
James Landon Scalf II & Carrie Lee Salts
Stephen D< James L, II<James L, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis

Stephen Doll Scalf, son of James Landon Scalf, II and Carrie Lee Salts, was born November 21, 1921 in Carter County, Tennessee. Stephen married Willie Blevins.

Children of Stephen Scalf and Willie Blevins:

     1) Eula Dean Scalf
     2) Tex Scalf

 (Courtesy of Trula Scalf Lucas)

 No further information.

 

DANIEL THOMAS SCALF
Son of
James Landon Scalf II & Carrie Lee Salts
Daniel T< James L, II<James L, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis

Daniel Thomas Scalf, son of James Landon Scalf, II and Carrie Lee Salts, was born March 3, 1924 in Carter County, Tennessee. He might be the Daniel Scalf listed on the SS Index. If so, he died November 1875 at Kokomo (Howard County) Indiana. Daniel married Flo Potter June 27, 1944 in Carter CO, TN.  (Link to marriage license)

Children of Daniel Thomas Scalf and Flo Potter:

     1) Loyd Daniel Scalf, born July 2, 1945. Married Linda Dombek, June 27, 1968. Two children: Angela Dawn Scalf born Feb. 23, 1969 and Chad Daniel Scalf born June 11, 1971. (Courtesy of Loyd Daniel Scalf
     2) Barbara Flo Scalf born May 25, 1947, married Charles Sims 1964 in Kokomo, Indiana. Three children: Tosha, Shane, and Christie. (Courtesy of Loyd Daniel Scalf)
    
3) Gregory Wayne Scalf, born August 31, 1952, married Randi Friedman. They have no children. (Link to marriage document) (Courtesy of Loyd Daniel Scalf)
     4) Ginger Fay Scalf, born August 5, 1954. Ginger married Richard Hichens. They have two sons, Richard and Derick. (Link to marriage document) (Courtesy of Loyd Daniel Scalf)

 (Courtesy of Trula Scalf Lucus)

We sincerely appreciate Loyd Daniel Scalf, son of Daniel Thomas Scalf and Flo Potter, for leaving a post at the Scalf Family Website, updating and making a correction to his father’s name. His post is listed below:

“My father was Daniel Thomas Scalf (Listed as Thomas Daniel Scalf - youngest son of James Samuel Scalf and Carrie Salts of the Malachi Scalf lineage). He died in Kokomo, Indiana on October 19, 1975. I am the oldest of Dan and Flo's four children. My name is listed as Danny in the information included in the family tree. My real name is Lloyd Daniel Scalf. I was born July 2, 1945. I married Linda Dombek on June 27, 1968. We have a daughter (Angela Dawn Scalf - born February 23, 1969) and a son (Chad Daniel Scalf - born June 11, 1971). My sister, Barbara Flo Scalf, was born May 25, 1947. She married Charles Sims in Kokomo, IN in 1964. They have three children: Tosha, Shane, and Christie. My brother, Gregory Wayne Scalf, was born on August 31, 1952. His wife is Randi and they have no children. My youngest sister, Ginger Fay Scalf, was born on August 5, 1954. She married Richard Hichens. They have two sons: Richard and Derick. Thank you for all the hard work in compiling our family history and constructing this website. It's a wonderful blessing. Sincerely, Lloyd (Dan) Scalf danscalf@yahoo.com

 

MARY DIANE ESTELL SCALF
Daughter of
 James Landon Scalf, I and Mary Ann Emmert
Mary<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Mary Diane Estelle Scalf, daughter of James Landon Scalf and Mary Ann Emmert, was born November 24 1875. (Widow’s pension file of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf) We have no death date for Mary. She married Mark Nidiffer on October 24, 1892 in Carter County, Tennessee. (Carter County, TN Marriages)

Mark and Mary were living in Sullivan County, Tennessee with their family 1900 – 1920. As can be seen from the census records, Mary was also known as “Mollie.” She is listed on the 1910 census as what appears to be Mary S. but the S is likely a D.

1900 Sullivan CO TN                        7 June 1900                District 18 

NIDIFFER, Mark L. Head 28 Apr 1872 Married 8 years TN TN TN  
          Mollie D. Wife 23 Dec 1876 Married 8 years TN TN TN 5 children born, 2 living
          William A. Son   8 Sep 1895   TN TN TN  
          James L. Son 8/12 Mar 1899   TN TN TN  

 
1910 Sullivan CO TN                        25 April 1910             District 18

NIDIFFER, Mark L. Head 38 1872 TN TN TN Married 18 years
          Mary S.  Wife 35 1875 TN TN TN 11 children born, 7 living
          William A. Son 15 1895 TN TN TN  
          James L. Son 11 1899 TN TN TN  
          Levi M. Son   9 1901 TN TN TN  
          Elizabeth  Dau   7 1903 TN TN TN  
          Caroline Dau   6 1904 TN TN TN  
          Lafayette Son   2 1908 TN TN TN  
          Elva Dau   1 1909 TN TN TN  


1920 Sullivan CO TN                        17 January 1920                    Bristol

NIDIFFER, Mark L. Head 48 1872 TN TN TN
           Mollie D.  Wife 40 1880 TN TN TN
           Lizzie Dau 16 1904 TN TN TN
           C. Lula Dau 16 1904 TN TN TN
           Layfette Son 12 1908 TN TN TN
           Elvie M. Dau 10 1910 TN TN TN
           Edgar J. Son   8 1912 TN TN TN
           John N. Son   7 1913 TN TN TN
           Myrtle Dau 4 10/12 1915 TN TN TN


Children of Mary Diane Estell Scalf and Mark Niddifer from census records:

     1) William A. Niddifer b. September 1895.
     2) James L. Niddifer b. March 1899.
     3) Levi M. Niddifer b. abt. 1901.
     4) Elizabeth “Lizzie” Niddifer b. abt. 1903.
     5) Caroline L. Niddifer b. abt. 1904.
     6) Lafayette Niddifer b. abt. 1908.
     7) Elva M. Niddifer b. abt. 1909.
     8) Edgar J. Niddifer b. abt. 1912.
     9) John N. Niddifer b. abt. 1913.
   10) Myrtle Niddifer b. abt. 1915.

WILLIAM A. NIDIFFER
Son of
Mary D. Scalf & Mark L. Nidiffer
William A Nidiffer<Mary D Scalf<James Landon I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

William A. Nidiffer, son of Mary Diane Scalf and William A. Nidiffer, was born about 1895. (Census record) William and his wife, Lydia (maiden name unknown) was found on the 1920 Sullivan County, Tennessee census living at Bristol, Tennessee. They had two children listed on this census, Gladys and Evelyn. We have no further information for this family.

 
1920 Sullivan CO TN                        17 January 1920                    Bristol 

NIDIFFER, William Head 24 1896 TN TN TN
           Lydia E.  Wife 34 1886 TN TN TN
           H. Gladys Dau 10 1910 TN TN TN
           S. Evelyn Dau 1/12 1919 TN TN TN



MARTHA T. J. SCALF
Daughter of
James Landon Scalf, I and Mary Ann Emmert
Martha T.J.<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

 Martha T. J. Scalf, daughter of James Landon Scalf I, and Mary Ann Emmert, was born September 9, 1880 and died August 2, 1943. (Link to death certificate) We know that Martha married John Loudy; however, she is listed on the 1900 census with her mother as “divorced.” This census was enumerated on 16 June 1900. She is then listed just 10 days later in Mitchell County, NC on June 26, 1900 living with her brother, Peter. On both census records, there are two children in the home, Henry and Noah.

Martha stated in her mother’s home that she was divorced and had two children with two living. Both the children were with her in NC where she stated she had two children with two living.

In 1910, Martha is then found living with her husband, John Loudy, Henry is in the home and listed as a stepson of John Loudy.

In 1908, Martha stated she had been married to John Loudy for six years. This estimates a marriage date of 1902 for Martha and John Loudy. Henry was born about 1896 by estimation; however, the 1900 census states he was born 1895. Noah was born February of 1898 on the same census. 

Children of Martha T. J. Scalf and her first husband:

     1) Henry, born June 1895 (1900 Carter Co. TN census)
     2) Noah, born February 1898 (1900 Carter Co. TN census)

Children of Martha T. J. Scalf and John Loudy from census records:

     1) Savannah Loudy, born about 1907.
     2) Lawrence Frank Loudy, born about 1909.
     3) Charles Loudy, born about 1912.
     4) Bud Loudy, born about 1914.
     5) Nola Loudy, born about 1915.
    
6) Bessie Loudy, born about 1919.

1900 Carter CO TN              16 June 1900 

SCALF, Mary A. Head 46 Nov 1853 TN TN TN 8 children born, 6 living Widow
         Marthey Dau 22 Jul 1877 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living Divorced
         Elizabeth L.    Dau 20 Dec 1879 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living Single
         Henry G-son   4 Jun 1895 TN TN TN (Martha's son)  
         Noah G-son   2 Feb 1898 TN TN TN (Martha's son)  


1900 Mitchell NC                  26 June 1900              Linville Township

SCALF, Peter Head 26 Apr 1874 TN TN TN  
           Alice Wife 22 Sep 1878 NC NC NC 2 children born, 1 living
           James Son   2 Apr 1898 TN TN TN  
           Martha Sister 22 Apr 1878 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living
           Henry Son   4 Jan 1896 TN TN TN Martha's son
           Noah Son   2 Feb 1898 TN TN TN Martha's son

John Loudy stated on the 1910 census that this was his first marriage and he had been married seven years. Martha stated this was her second marriage and she had been married for seven years. She had six children born with three living. Only three children were in the home in 1910; Savannah and Lawrence Loudy, and Henry Scalf. However, in 1920, we find Savannah, Frank, Charles, Bud and Nola Loudy in the home, and in 1930 we find Savannah, Buddy, Nola and Bessie Loudy in the home indicating that all of her children with John Loudy were still living.

It appears that Martha had Henry, Noah, and two deceased children from her first marriage. She then had Savannah and Lawrence Loudy from her second marriage, which totals six children in 1910. The 1920 and 1930 census records reveal that the Loudy children were still living. Noah and two other siblings from her first marriage were deceased in 1910.


1910 Sullivan CO TN                5 May 1910                    District 18

LOWDY, John Head 34 1876 TN TN TN First Marriage for seven years  
         Martha Wife 32 1878 TN TN TN Second marriage for seven years 6 children born, 3 living
         Savannah Dau   3 1907 TN TN TN    
         Lawrence Son 11/12 1909 TN TN TN    
SCALF, Henry Step son 13 1897 TN TN TN    


1920    Washington CO TN            5 & 6 January 1920                District 9

LOWDY, John Head 40 1880 TN TN TN
        Maratha Wife 42 1878 TN TN TN
        Savannah Dau 13 1907 TN TN TN
        Frank Son 11 1909 TN TN TN
        Charles Son   8 1912 TN TN TN
        Bud Son   6 1914 TN TN TN
        Nola Dau   5 1915 TN TN TN


1930 Washington CO TN                 14 April 1930             Johnson City

LOUDY, John Head 52 1878 TN TN TN Married 27 years
      Martha Wife 52 1878 TN TN TN Married 27 years
      Savannah   Dau 22 1908 TN TN TN  
      Buddy   Son 17 1913 TN TN TN  
      Nola Dau 14 1916 TN TN TN  
      Bessie Dau 11 1919 TN TN TN  


 

HENRY J. SCALF
Son of
Martha Scalf
Henry<Martha T.J.<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Henry Scalf, the son of Martha Scalf, was born January 1896 in Tennessee. At this time we do not know the date of Henry's death. Henry married Bessie Taylor, the daughter of John Taylor, but they were divorced by 1930. However, when the 1940 census was taken, Henry and Bessie are back together again and living in Carter County with one child.

Child of Henry Scalf and Bessie Taylor:

     1) Manuel Desmond Scalf - born September 16, 1926; died June 15, 1948.

1900 Mitchell NC                  26 June 1900              Linville Township

SCALF, Peter Head 26 Apr 1874 TN TN TN  
           Alice Wife 22 Sep 1878 NC NC NC 2 children born, 1 living
           James Son   2 Apr 1898 TN TN TN  
           Martha Sister 22 Apr 1878 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living
           Henry Son   4 Jan 1896 TN TN TN Martha's son
           Noah Son   2 Feb 1898 TN TN TN Martha's son


1910 Sullivan CO TN                5 May 1910                    District 18

LOWDY, John Head 34 1876 TN TN TN First Marriage for seven years  
         Martha Wife 32 1878 TN TN TN Second marriage for seven years 6 children born, 3 living
         Savannah Dau   3 1907 TN TN TN    
         Lawrence Son 11/12 1909 TN TN TN    
SCALF, Henry Step son 13 1897 TN TN TN    


1920 Roanoke CO VA                14 January 1920                        Roanoke

SCALF, Henry Head 28 1892 TN TN TN
          Bessie Wife 27 1893 TN TN TN


1930 Washington CO TN                 14 April 1930             District 9

TAYLOR, John Head 53 1877 TN TN TN Widower
SCALF, Bessie Dau 38 1892 TN TN TN Divorced
             M. D. G-son 1 8/12 1928 TN TN TN  


1940 Carter CO TN                    4 May 1940                    Sixth District

SCALF, Henry Head 43 1897 TN
          Bessie Wife 44 1896 TN
        M. D. Son 11 1929 TN

 

MANUEL DESMOND SCALF
Son of
Henry Scalf & Bessie Taylor
Manuel<Henry<Martha T.J.<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Manuel Scalf, the son of Henry Scalf & Bessie Taylor, was born September 16, 1926 and died June 15, 1948 due to an accident on a motorcycle.

Manuel joined the Navy and served in WWII on the U. S. S. Point Cruz.

Death Certificate: 

Name: Manuel D Scalf
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1926               (Link to death certificate)
Birth Place: Tennessee
Age: 21
Death Date: 15 Jun 1948
Death Place: Mountain Home, Washington, Tennessee
Burial Date: 15 Jun 1948
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Residence Place: Johnson City, Washington, Tennessee
Occupation: Textile Worker
Father's Name: Henry J Scalf Father's
Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's name: Bessie C Taylor
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
FHL Film Number: 2137398

 

ELIZABETH SCALF
Daughter of
 James Landon Scalf, I & Mary Ann Emmert
Elizabeth<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of James Landon Scalf, I and Mary Ann Emmert, was born Aug. 5, 1879 in Carter County, Tennessee. We have no death date for Elizabeth. From her mother’s application for a widow’s pension, she stated she married Henry Lewis. We have no marriage date for Elizabeth and Henry.

On the 1900 census of Carter County, TN, Elizabeth stated she was single.

1900 Carter CO TN              16 June 1900 

SCALF, Mary A. Head 46 Nov 1853 TN TN TN 8 children born, 6 living Widow
         Marthey Dau 22 Jul 1877 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living Divorced
         Elizabeth L.    Dau 20 Dec 1879 TN TN TN 2 children born, 2 living Single
         Henry G-son   4 Jun 1895 TN TN TN (Martha's son)  
         Noah G-son   2 Feb 1898 TN TN TN (Martha's son)  

 

In 1910, Elizabeth “Lizzie” stated she was a widow and had 8 children born with 3 living. She is listed as a Scalf in 1910. However, she stated she married Henry Lewis in her mother’s application for a widow’s pension. Three children were in the home in 1910; Jane born about 1902; Edgar born about 1904, and Johnnie (son) born about 1907. 

1910 Carter CO TN              19 April 1910             District 13

SALF(Scalf), Lizzie Head 30 1880 TN TN TN 8 children born, 3 living Widow
           Jane Dau   8 1902 TN TN TN    
           Edgar Son   6 1904 TN TN TN    
           Johnnie Son   3 1907 TN TN TN    


1920 Carter CO TN              30 January 1920             District 13

McDonald, John Head 60 1860 Ireland Ireland Ireland
         Lizzie    Wife 40 1880 TN TN TN
HUDSON, Josie Step Dau 17 1903 TN TN TN
LEWIS, Joseph         Step Son 15 1905 VA VA TN
              John   Step Son 13 1907 TN VA TN
              McKinley   Step Son   8 1912 TN VA TN
              Tempie Step Dau   6 1914 TN VA TN
              Mack Step Son 3 8/12 1916 TN VA TN


1930 Washington CO TN                    11 April 1930                        Johnson City

MCDONALD, Lizzie Head 50 1880 TN TN TN Widow  
SCALF, John Son 22 1908 TN TN TN    
              Tempie Dau 15 1915 TN TN TN    
              Mackie Son 13 1917 TN TN TN    
CALLAS, John Boarder 35 1895 TN US US    


1940 Washington CO TN                    16 April 1940                        Johnson City

MCDONALD, Lizzie Head 64 1875 TN Widow
DEMPSEY, Tempie        Dau 26 1914 TN Divorced
                  Mackey Son 24 1916 TN Divorced
                  Albert, Jr.  G-son   6 1934 TN  

 


TEMPIA ADDIE BELL DEMPSEY
Daughter of
John Dempsey & Elizabeth Scalf
Tempia<Elizabeth<James Landon, I<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf

Tempia Dempsey, daughter of John Dempsey & Elizabeth Scalf, was born September 16, 1914 in Carter County, Tennessee and died November 12, 1956 in Washington County, Tennessee due to an automobile accident. Tempia was married to Hobert Hyatt.

(Link to death certificate)
 

1940 Washington CO TN                    16 April 1940                        Johnson City

MCDONALD, Lizzie Head 64 1875 TN Widow
DEMPSEY, Tempie         Dau 26 1914 TN Divorced
                  Mackey Son 24 1916 TN Divorced
                  Albert, Jr.  G-son   6 1934 TN  

 


JOHN SAMUEL SCALF
Son of
Mary Ann Emmert Scalf
John S<Mary A. Emmert Scalf

John Samuel Scalf, son of Mary Ann Emmert Scalf, was born about 1888 according to Mary Ann’s statement in the pension file of her husband, James Landon Scalf, I. Mary Ann was found on the 1910 census of Carter County, TN with her son, John. John was born after the death of James Landon and we have no information on who his father might have been. Mary Ann also had another child after the death of James Landon Scalf; however, we believe this child had died.

John stated in 1910 that he was widowed. By the enumeration of the 1930 census, John was married to Lula (Amanda Louise Thomas) and they had four children. John and Amanda married October 29, 1904. (Carter Co. TN Marriages). This marriage date conflicts with the 1910 census where John stated he was widowed. However, we have no other marriage for John and it is possible the enumerator made a mistake on the census.  Amanda Louise Thomas Scalf died 1947 (Cindy, wife of a descendent of John Samuel)

Link to marriage record

1910 Carter CO TN              April 1910                  District 13

SCALF, Mary A. Head 60 1850 TN TN TN 8 children born, 6 living Widow
           John Son 21 1889 TN TN TN   Widower

Neither Mary Ann, nor John was found in 1920.

In 1930, Henry Lewis, aged 42 and born 1888, is in the home of John and Lula. We believe this was the husband of John’s half-sister, Elizabeth Scalf Lewis. Henry stated he was divorced although Elizabeth stated in 1910 that she was “widowed.”

1930 Washington CO TN                 5 April 1930               Johnson City

SCALF, John Head 41 1889 TN TN TN  
      Lula Wife 29 1901 TN VA TN  
      Florence Dau   9 1921 TN TN TN  
      Riley    Son   7 1923 TN TN TN  
      John Jr.   Son   5 1925 TN TN TN  
      Carl     Son   4 1926 TN TN TN  
LEWIS, Henry Boarder 42 1888 TN TN TN Divorced

Note: John Scalf, Jr., the son of John Scalf and Lula Thomas, was born June 16, 1924 and died December 20, 1933. (Link to death certificate)

In an email from Cindy, a daughter-in-law of James Riley, son of John and Amanda Louise Thomas Scalf, Cindy gave the following information concerning John, son of Mary Ann.

I don't know if this will be of any help since they were all born as Scalf’s but here is a list of all of John’s children.

     1) Frank- still born, buried at Turkey Town
     2)
Mildred- still born, buried at Turkey Town
     3)
 Betty Jo-died at birth, buried at Turkey Town, Sept. 9, 1931
     4)
 John died at the age of 9, buried at Turkey Town
     5)
 James Riley- July 5,1921-July 11,1978 (my husband’s father), buried at Turkey Town
     6)
Carl Andrew- died July 1978, buried at Turkey Town
     7)
 Bobby Eugene- born April 18, 1938
     8)
Florence Nightingale- May 16, 1920-Sept. 5, 1985
     9)
 Peggy Jean-Aug. 12, 1935-March 1986, buried at VA
   10)
 Gladys Irene- Sept. 5, 1932, still living
   11)
 Helen Marie-July 16, 1942, still living

Also some information that blew my mind, John’s full name is John Samuel Michael July Harrison Jeremiah Scalf.  Also his first wife’s nicknames were Lula or Red.

The family of Hugh (Wishbone) Scalf and his wife, Cindy, is listed below from an email sent to the author from Cindy. James Riley Scalf was the son of John and Amanda Louise Thomas Scalf. 

Good morning Margaret,

Hope this finds you doing well. 

I was just looking over some of my old mail and realized I gave you the info on everyone but my husband’s family.

James Riley Scalf and Elizabeth Mae Owens were married on June 29, 1945. 

    
1)
 James Riley Scalf Jr. was born April 18 1945 and died July 15, 2002.  He married Wilma Jean King.  One child of his own and two stepchildren.  The one is Veronica Regina Scalf, Nichols. Veronica has two children; Samuel Edward Scalf was born January 12, 1948 and died April 1989.  He married Betty Fisher. 
     2)
 Elizabeth Louise Scalf Bates born January 1, 1950.  Married Bobby Joe Bates and has two children; Tina Louise Bates McNeeley. Two children and Tawana Michelle Bates Johnson; two children.
     3)
 Paul Allen Scalf born January 11, 1952.  Married Debbie Peters; One child, Kenneth Allen Scalf.  Paul is now divorced.
     4) Dewey Ray (Critter) Scalf born December 11, 1955, died January 19, 2003.  Never married and no children that we know of.
     5) Hugh Scalf (Wishbone) was born July 22, 1959.  He married Cynthia Darlene Brooks, April 10, 1981.  Have three girls; Christy Michelle Scalf (from previous marriage), Shirra Nicole Scalf, Branum and Leatha Shay Scalf of the home.  Shirra is pregnant with their second child.
     6) Daisy Mae Scalf Scott born April 12, 1961.  Married Lynn Clendenon and had one child, Chasity Lynn Clendenon; One child.  She is married now to Tommy Scott.
     7) Mary Ruth (Pebbles) Scalf born September 2, 1962 died December 14, 1976.  

No 1) Jr. is buried at Washington Co. Memory Gardens.

No.1) Sam is buried at the V.A. (Grandson of James Riley Scalf)

No. 4 & 7) Pebbles and Dewey are both at Monte Vista cemetery.

As you can see Wish lost two brothers within six months.  It has been a difficult time lately. Poor Mae has buried four of her children now. She is a strong woman. (Courtesy of Cindy Scalf)

1940 Washington CO TN                  16 April 1940                        Johnson City

SCALF, Lula Head 39 1901 TN
       Riley James    Son 17 1923 TN
       Carl Andrew   Son 14 1926 TN
       Gladys Irene  Dau   7 1933 TN
       Peggy Jean  Dau   4 1936 TN
       Bobby Eugene Son 11/12 1939 TN

 

MATILDA SCALF
Daughter of
Malachi Scalf and Diannah Lacy
Matilda<Malachi<David S<Lewis Scalf