PETER SCALF
Son of
John Scalf, Sr. & Edeah Carlisle
Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Peter Scalf, son of John Scalf Sr. and Edeah (Edy) Carlisle Scalf, was born about 1815 in either Floyd County, Kentucky or Russell County, Virginia. His father, John Scalf Sr., was living in Floyd County, Kentucky in 1810 and Russell County, Virginia in 1820. Peter could have been born either place. We have no birth record specifically stating where Peter was born.

Peter stated on one census he was born in Tennessee, Virginia on another, and Kentucky on yet another census. However, considering that Peter’s parents left Floyd County, Kentucky by 1812, it is the opinion of the author that they went directly to Russell County, Virginia from Floyd County, Kentucky where Peter was most likely born.

Peter would have been around five years old when the court of Russell County, Virginia ordered the sons of John Scalf Sr. “bound out” to learn a trade. No evidence has been found to confirm that this actually took place, however.

Peter, and two of his brothers, (Jesse and Robert) left Russell County, Virginia 1832-1836 and moved over to Clay County, Kentucky. We believe these three sons of John Scalf Sr. moved to Clay County to work at the Goose Creek Salt Mines. Jesse, Peter and Robert Scalf married and raised their families in Clay and nearby counties becoming the progenitors of many of our Kentucky cousins.  Their brother Ira and several sisters also raised families in this area.

Our first indication that Peter and his brothers were living in Clay County, Kentucky as early as 1835 was revealed when Virgil Scalf found the marriage consents for Peter and Robert Scalf signed by their father John Scalf, Sr., and dated October 11, 1835.

This marriage consent enables us to determine the approximate years that Peter and Robert arrived in Kentucky and also reveals further insight to the whereabouts of John Scalf Sr. between December1834 to the date he applied for his pension in Hawkins County, Tennessee in late 1838 or early 1839. The records in the pension file of John Sr. are a bit confusing concerning the exact date of the pension application.

Recalling the chapter of Ira Scalf, the last record found of John Scalf Sr. in Russell County, Virginia was dated December of 1834. In July of 1835 property belonging to his son Ira was confiscated by the sheriff in lieu of a debt owed by John Sr. John Sr. then appears in Hawkins County, Tennessee to file for his military pension by 1838-1839. We believe the marriage consent for Peter and Robert confirms that John Sr. moved over to Kentucky by January of 1835 to work at the Goose Creek Salt Mines before moving to Hawkins County, Tennessee in late 1838 or early 1839.

Reviewing the tax lists of Russell County, Virginia, we can see that John Scalf, Sr., was certainly living in Russell County in 1835. There is one male in the home 16 or older. 

1835A – Russell Co. VA Tax List:

Feb. 14 - Scalf, John, Sr. - 2 white males over 16; 2 horses

(John Sr. again is taxed on one male over 16 and himself)

From the tax lists of 1833 through 1836, it is difficult to determine exactly which son was in the home of John Scalf, Sr., but according to family legend, Jesse, Peter and Robert had left the area around 1833. We have nothing to confirm that all three had left the area at this time but we can confirm that Peter and Robert were in Kentucky by October of 1835 where they married at that time. It is very possible that the younger male in the home of John Sr. in February of 1835 was his son William; however, it is just as possible it could have been William II, Jesse, Peter or Robert. The others sons had married at this time and were living away from home.

In the process of elimination we might conclude that William II could have been the son in the home; however, if this were true, he would have been around 29 years old at this time if his estimated birth date were near correct. It would seem unlikely that he would still be at home at this age instead of being head of his own home.

Jesse would have been around 22 years old if his estimated birth age were correct. This also seems unlikely but very possible.

Peter would have been around 20 years old and although possible, unlikely due to the fact that Peter and his brother Robert married in Clay County, Kentucky in October of the same year. Robert would have been around 17 or 18 years old at this time. It is the opinion of the author that Peter and Robert were in Clay County early in 1835.

The author is of the opinion that William II had died before 1835. If correct, the only male we believe this could have been was Jesse. Jesse did not marry until 1836 in Clay County, Kentucky. Therefore, we believe Peter and Robert probably moved to Clay County before Jesse.

The marriage consents for both Robert and Peter also reveal that Peter’s wife Charlotte (Lotty) Hubbard was the daughter of Joseph Jackson for it was stated in the marriage consent “Sir let my son Peter Scalf have lisons and also my son Robert Scalf the same to mary Lewis Jackson and Joseph Jacksons Daughters by ther request and you will oblige me - John Scalf Lewis Jackson and Joseph Jackson.”  Witnesses were “Airy” Scalf and Dutton May.  (Marriage consents for Peter and Robert Scalf – courtesy of Kentucky Archives-by Virgil Scalf)       

Although John Scalf Sr. could have signed the consent and his son Ira (Airy) witnessed it from Russell County, Virginia, it is not likely because Dutton May also witnessed the consent and Dutton May did not live in Russell County. Dutton lived in Clay County, Kentucky. Unless Dutton signed the consent after it arrived in Clay County, which was not legal, the consent would have been signed in Clay County, Kentucky.

Lotty was the daughter of Leddy Hubbard and Joseph Jackson. However, according to Scalf Family History by Elmer Scalf, James Hubbard, the second husband of her mother Leddy, raised her. For reasons unknown to the author Lotty used the Hubbard name. Elmer Scalf states in Scalf Family History that Lotty was the granddaughter of Benjamin Hubbard born 1768. Elmer also states that Lotty’s father was Josiah Jackson. Although Joseph might have used the name Josiah, the marriage consent states Joseph.

Charlotte Jackson-Hubbard was more commonly known as “Lotty” and the author will use Lotty in this chapter to identify the wife of Peter Scalf. Lotty Jackson-Hubbard Scalf was born 1821 in Clay County, Kentucky according to prior writings and her birth varies on census records.  Lotty married Peter Scalf under the name of Lotty Hubbard. 

Due to prior writings of Henry P. Scalf, Chronicles of the Scalf Family, and Elmer D. Scalf author of Scalf Family History, along with extensive research from a number of descendents of Peter Scalf, we probably know more about the life of Peter Scalf than any of the children of John Scalf. Sr., other than possibly his brother Brittan who was the ancestor of Henry P. Scalf, author of Chronicles of the Scalf Family

The author has attempted to update the prior writings and/or make corrections where needed. We are indebted to Virgil Scalf, great-great grandson of Peter and Lotty Scalf for his ongoing in-depth research and contribution of information concerning this line of our family. Without Virgil’s extensive research into this family this chapter could not have been updated. 

After leaving the Goose Creek Salt Mines, Peter moved from Clay County “just over the hill” to Knox County where his family remained for the most part.  Here, Peter went to work at the sawmill owned by Moses Hubbard. This sawmill was located just outside of Scalf, Kentucky on highway 223.  A trip to this area with a cousin in 1989 was a very interesting and rewarding trip. 

Standing on the bank of the creek where the old sawmill had once stood we could only imagine the lives of this family as my cousin and I discussed the hardships of the mountain pioneers.  We could almost hear the humming of the saw as it split the logs in Knox County.

The humming of the old saw has been silenced for many years and only the singing of the birds could be heard around the creek where the old sawmill once stood. My cousin and I discussed how the family probably scraped out a meager living among the hardships of another place and time. Images of the lives of our ancestors slipped through our minds that day in Knox County, Kentucky.

It is due to the hard work of these early pioneers that we have the luxuries of today. No doubt, if we had to live for just a short time as these folks had to live their entire lives, we would hear little, to no, complaining of the standard of living we now have. No doubt, Peter and Lotty would certainly have enjoyed the luxuries of today.    

In Clay and Knox Counties, Peter and Lotty became the parents of seven children; four boys and three girls.  All of these children lived to adulthood and had families of their own.

We begin the story of Peter Scalf with the 1830 census of Russell County, Virginia.  Listed below are the family members assumed to have been in the home of John Scalf Sr. in 1830.


1830 Russell County VA  

SCALF, John Sr.      
2 Males 10-15 (1815-1820) Peter - Robert?
3 Males 15-20 (1810-1815) Lee - Ira - Jesse?
1 Male 60-70 (1760-1770) John Sr.
1 Female 5-10 (1820-1825) Cecilia?
1 Female 15-20 (1810-1815) Betsy?
1 Female 50-60 (1770-1780) Edy


It should be noted here that it cannot be determined with any confidence which of the sons of John Scalf Sr., were at home in 1830; therefore, we have listed the five youngest sons due to the fact that some might have been away from home working on the day of the enumeration and some might have been married. It is believed that Ira married in 1831 or 1832. From the marriages of Washington County, Tennessee, Berryman married in 1831 but we suspect he was working in Washington County, Tennessee in 1830. Brittan was married as well as his brother John Jr. It is possible that William was home but just as possible he was working on a nearby farm to help support the family. 

We next find John Scalf Sr. along with his sons, Jesse, Peter and Robert living in Clay County, Kentucky.

In October of 1835 John Scalf Sr. signed a note of consent for his sons, Peter and Robert, to marry Charlotte Jackson Hubbard and Martha Jackson daughters of Joseph and Lewis Jackson. This record has been transcribed here with the original spelling left as is. Note that brother, Ira (airy on the document) and Duton May their brother-in-law, were the two witnesses.  (Marriage Consent Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  

Mr Abner Baker Sir let my son
Peter Scalf have lesone and also my         Link to marriage consent
son Robert Scalf the same to mary
Lewis Jackson and Joseph Jacksons
Daughters by their request and you
will oblige me John Scalf Lewis
Jackson and Joseph Jackson

test  airy Scalf
test  Duton May

On the 11th day of October 1835, Peter Scalf and Dutton May signed a marriage bond for the marriage of Peter Scalf to Charlotte Hubbard in Clay County, Kentucky.
(Marriage Bond Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  

Know all men by these presents that we Peter Scalf and
Duttan May acknowledge ourselves indebted to the
commonwealth of Kentucky in the pound sums of P50 current
money which payment will and truly to be made. We bind
ourselves jointly severally and firmly by these presents                      Link to marriage bond of Peter and Lotty Scalf 
sealed with our seal and dated this 11th day of October 1835.    

The condition of the above obligation is such
that whereas the above bound Peter Scalf is about to
obtain license for a marriage intended between
Peter Scalf and Lotty Hubbard now should there
be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage thus the
obligation to be void else remain in full force and virtue.

                                                                   his    
                                                          Peter X Scalf    (seal)
                                                                 mark            
                                                          Dutton May      (seal)

On the 18th day of October 1835
Peter Scalf & Lotty Hubbard
were joined together in the holy state              Link to original document
of Matrimony by me Thomas Waggoner
Minister of the gospel


We next find Peter listed on the 1836 – 1840 Clay County, Kentucky tax lists. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1836 Clay County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age

1837 Clay County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age                    

1838 Clay County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age        
Cattle --- 2

1839 Tax List Missing

1840 Clay County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age        
Cattle --- 2

By 1840 Peter and Lotty had two children five years old or under. This would have been William and Thomas.

1840 Clay CO KY    

SCALF, Peter      
2 males Under 5 (1835 - 1840) William & Thomas
1 male 30 - 40 (1800 - 1810) Peter
1 female 20 -30 (1810 - 1820) Lotty


1841 Clay CO, KY
Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age        
Cattle – 1

Note:  Peter lived on Otter Creek in Clay County, KY and moved to Knox County, KY near Hammond around 1844.  Otter Creek is about 5 miles from Hammond, KY.

The map link listed below shows the approximate home location of several Scalf Families of Knox County and Clay County, Kentucky during the mid to late 1800s. Peter and Lotty lived near the border of Knox and Clay counties. Just “over the hill” from Peter was Manchester (Clay County) KY, the home of Robert, Ira and Miles Scalf. William and Milton, sons of Peter and Lotty, lived near Peter. Later, his son, Thomas Jefferson Scalf, moved from Hammond, KY to “Old Flat Lick”, KY  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Map of Knox County, Kentucky researched by K. S. Warren and drawn by Dwight D. Warren – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)   Link to map

LINK TO PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PETER SCALF HOUSE IN HAMMOND, KY This picture was taken in the mid 1800s.

Peter’s family was next found on the tax lists of Knox County beginning in 1844 through 1870. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1844 Knox County, KY Tax List

Peter Scarf (Scalf)
1 white male over 21 years of age
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $25
Cattle --- 3
Children between 5 & 16 years old --- 1
Total value --- $25

1845 Knox County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Horses and mares --- 2
Value of horses and mares --- $50
Cattle --- 3
Children between 5 & 16 years old --- 2
Total value --- $50

1846 Knox County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $25
Cattle --- 4
Children between 5 & 16 years old --- 2
Total value --- $25

1847 Clay County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf

1 white male over 21 years of age
Land --- 50 acres
Watercourse --- Otter Creek               
Value of each tract --- $75
Qualified voter --- 1
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $40
Cattle --- 1
Children between 5 & 16 years old --- 2
Total value --- $125    

1848 Clay County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white males over 21 years of age
Land --- 50 acres
Watercourse --- Otter Creek               
Value of each tract --- $50
Qualified voter --- 1
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $25
Cattle --- 5
Children between 5 & 16 years old --- 2
Total value --- $75

1849 Knox County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Land --- 100 acres
Watercourse --- Richland Creek
Value of each tract -- $100
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $30
Cattle --- 1
Children between 5 and 16 years old --- 2
Total --- $130

1850 Knox County, KY Tax List

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Land --- 100 acres
Watercourse --- Richland Creek
Value of each tract -- $100
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $25
Cattle --- 2
Children between 5 and 16 years old --- 2
Total --- $125

1850 Knox CO KY                       27 September 1850      

SCALF, Peter 33 1817 TN     Laborer
            Lotty 30 1820 KY
           William 14 1836 KY
           Thomas 11 1839 KY
           James   5 1845 KY
           John M.   4 1846 KY

 
1851 Knox County KY Tax List 

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age

1852 Knox County KY Tax List 

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $45
Cattle --- 3
Children between 6 and 16 years old --- 3
Number of hogs over six months old --- 5
Total value --- $45

In 1850 Peter’s mother Edy Scalf was living with her son John Scalf Jr., in Claiborne County, TN.  At some point between 1850 and 1853, Edy moved to Knox County, KY where she was found living near her son Peter Scalf in 1853.  Edy was not found on the tax lists of Knox County after 1853.

Legend in the Ira Scalf line states that Ira built an additional room behind his home and brought his mother to live with him in Kentucky. Edy was head of house on this tax list suggesting she was living in a separate dwelling at this time. This might have been on Ira’s property but we have no way of knowing. She also might have lived with Ira after this tax list was taken.

1853 Knox County, KY Tax List

 Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $25
Cattle --- 3
Children between 6 and 16 years old --- 3
Number of hogs over six months old --- 15
Total value at 17 cents per 100 --- $25

Edith Scalf
(Edy Scalf – the mother of Peter Scalf)
Cattle - 1

1854 Knox County, KY Tax list

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $40
Cattle --- 2
Children between 6 and 16 years old --- 4
Number of hogs over six months old --- 13
Total value at 17 cents per 100 --- $35

1855 Knox County, KY Tax list

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Land --- 300 acres
Value of land --- $200
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $40
Cattle --- 2
Children between 6 and 16 years old --- 4
Number of hogs over six months old --- 10
Total value at 17 cents per 100 --- $240
Value of gold, silver and other metallic watches and clocks --- $10

1856 Knox County, KY Tax list

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Land --- 300 acres
Value of land --- $250
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $40
Cattle --- 4
Children between 6 and 16 years old --- 5
Number of hogs over six months old --- 6
Total value at 17 cents per 100 --- $50

1857 Knox County, KY Tax list

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Children between 6 and 16 years old --- 5
Number of hogs over six months old --- 20
Total value at 17 cents per 100 --- $80
Value of gold, silver and other metallic watches and clocks --- $10

1858 tax list missing.

By 1859, Peter had accumulated a considerable amount of livestock and personal items considering the times. It was around this time that Peter and Lotty began to have marital problems. However, Peter was still living at home in 1860 and found as head of house in that year.

1859 Knox County, KY Tax list

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Horses and mares --- 2
Value of horses and mares --- $100
Children between 6 and 16 years old --- 5
Number of hogs over six months old --- 13
Pounds of tobacco --- 15
Bushels of corn --- 150
Bushels of wheat --- 10
Total value at 17 cents per 100 --- $150

1860 Knox County, KY Tax list

Peter Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $30
Children between 6 and 16 years old --- 5
Number of hogs over six months old --- 2
Bushels of corn --- 500
Bushels of wheat --- 40
Total value at 17 cents per 100 --- $60

The family of Peter and Lotty had grown to eight children by 1860.


1860 Knox CO. KY       6 July 1860              Stinking Creek District

SCOFF, Peter 45 1815 KY     Farmer
             Lotta 44 1816 KY
            William 24 1836 KY
            Thomas 21 1839 KY
            James 18 1842 KY
            John 16 1844 KY
            Rhoda 10 1850 KY
            Mary   8 1852 KY
            Emily   6 1854 KY
            Milton   4 1856 KY


Sometime between the enumeration of the 1860 census and the 1861 tax list, Peter left Lotty. Lotty then filed for divorce. Virgil Scalf has obtained transcribed copies of Lotty’s complaint transcribed by Elizabeth Masterson from the Genealogical Society Inc; however, please keep in mind that this is a transcribed copy and may not be totally accurate. The original document will be obtained from the Archives of Kentucky at a later date and listed for confirmation.

From the transcribed copy of the divorce complaint we learn the following:

“About three years ago next before the filing of this application, that the defendant Peter Scalf, took up with another woman and left with her and has never returned.” (Affidavit of Lotty Scalf- Courtesy of Virgil Scalf Link to affidavit of Lotty Scalf – pg 1       Link to affidavit of Lotty Scalf – pg 2

The above record was filed December 23, 1862. Calculations from this date to three years before the filing of the application would estimate a date of around December 1859 or possibly early 1860.  According to the wording in this document, “three years ago next,” suggests that Peter “took up” with the other woman sometime around late 1859 or early 1860; however, he was still living with his family in July of 1860 when the census was enumerated. Calculating from December of 1859 to December of 1862 is three years.

Peter and Lotty probably tried to resolve their problems but did not succeed and Peter then left sometime before the tax list was taken in 1861 for Lotty was found as head of house in this year. Peter was listed as head of house when the 1860 tax list was taken but we do not know the month this list was taken in.

On December 23, 1862, the court issued a warning to Peter Scalf to appear in court. R. Herndon Esquire was appointed as his attorney. Peter was ordered to appear in court at the next April term in 1863; however, Peter did not respond. In April of 1864 the charges were answered and the case continued until April of 1865 when it was then dismissed.

We are left wondering what the outcome of this case was. We know that Peter and Lotty did not live together and that Peter left the area; however, we do not know who was allotted the divorce or when. The author suspects Lotty was awarded a divorce by default for the non-appearance of Peter in court.  (Affidavit of Lotty Scalf – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)    Link to affidavit of Lotty Scalf, pg 2

For many years, neither research by the author, nor research by Virgil Scalf, had been successful in identifying the maiden name of Sarah Scalf, second wife of Peter Scalf. We only have the given name of Sarah M., which was found on census records. It had been suggested her name was Sarah Kellard, Kellum/Kellem and Killard and that she was from Lee County, Virginia. A very thorough search of the Lee County, Virginia census records by Virgil Scalf for the name Killard, Kellard and Kellum/Kellem did not reveal a family by any of these names. A search of the 1870 census for Peter Scalf in Tennessee and Virginia also did not reveal Peter Scalf.

During our research, the author and Virgil discovered that the name “Killion” could appear as “Kellem/Kellum” on census records. On page 42 of Scalf Family History, Elmer Scalf states the following:

“It is not known for certain where Peter Scalf went when he left Knox County late in 1860. One source close to the family is certain that he went to Tennessee even though others believe that Peter went to Indiana. It is thought that the “other woman” mentioned in Charlotte’s divorce petition was Sarah Kellard on (typo- word “on” should be or) Kellem and that she and Peter were the parents of seven children. One of these seven may have been Peter Scalf who married Julia Jackson (8-6-1891) in Knox County, Ky.  J. C. Kellem, believed to have been the brother of Sarah, was living near the Peter Scalf home in Knox County, Kentucky in 1860.” (Scalf Family History, pg. 42)

Although the name “Kellem” could very well have been authentic in early Kentucky, it is very possible that Peter met Sarah through his brother Ira’s second wife, Nancy Killion McVey Scalf. Ira married Nancy after his first wife died and this family moved over to Knox County, Kentucky from Claiborne County, Tennessee 1856-1859. The names and dates involved are certainly good indications for further research into the surname of Peter’s second family. Nancy Killion McVey also had a brother, John Killion.

Finally, in 2010, additional information was found that indentified Sarah Scalf's parents and siblings. In 1907, Sarah Scalf applied for a share of the money appropriated by an Act of Congress for the Eastern Cherokee Indians. This application contained a wealth of information that included the names of Sarah's parents, grandparents, and siblings. (Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, & Page 4.) In the application, Sarah stated that her family was living in Sevier County, Tennessee in 1851, and based on this information, they were located on the 1850 census.

According to the 1850 census, Sarah was born about 1838. However, as Sarah grew older, she overstated her age on each census, and by the time the 1910 census was taken, Sarah was listed as 110 years old. Also, on the Eastern Cherokee Indian application, Sarah is listed as 108 years old when she is really about 70 years old. 

1850 Sevier CO TN                        8 October 1850                        Eastern Subdivision 12

KELLEN, Samuel M 45 1805 VA Farmer
          Katharine F 45 1805 NC  
          Jacob M 18 1832 VA Farmer
          Samuel M 15 1835 TN  
          Margaret F 14 1836 TN  
          Sarah F 12 1838 TN (2nd wife of Peter Scalf)
          Thomas M 11 1839 TN  
          Jane F   9 1841 TN  
          Tabitha F   8 1842 TN  
          Susan F   6 1844 TN  
          Narcissus F 8/12 1849 TN  

An excerpt from Elmer's book, which is listed below, describes a J. C. Kellem who appears to be Jacob in the 1850 census above. Also, Jacob and J. C. are the same age. Lynn Camp, KY is about 25 miles from Stinking Creek, KY.

“J. C. Kellem, believed to have been the brother of Sarah, was living near the Peter Scalf home in Knox County, Kentucky in 1860.” (Scalf Family History, pg. 42)

1860 Knox CO KY                    23 June 1860                    Lynn Camp District

KELLEM, J. C. M 28 1832 KY Farmer  
      Emily F 19 1841 KY    
      John M   3 1857 KY    
      George M 6/12 1860 KY  

In her deposition of 1862, Lotty stated that the defendant (Peter) was a “non-resident of this state” which confirms that Peter was out of the state of Kentucky in 1861. Peter and Sarah’s first child, Sarah, was born in Tennessee about 1862 according to census records. This corresponds to the statement of Lotty that Peter had “taken up” with another woman three years prior to December of 1862.

No significant information reveals where Peter and Sarah might have been living 1860-1865 other than possibly Knox County, Tennessee and this is merely speculation based on various reasons. Peter and Sarah do not appear on records until the 1870 census of Marion County, Indiana.

While Peter and Sarah were living in Marion County, Indiana, Lotty had married John Broughton and they were still living at Stinking Creek in Knox County, Kentucky. Sometime shortly before 1880, Peter returned to Knox County. We believe he brought his second family to Knox County with him. However, the family was not together very long for Peter’s second wife, Sarah, then moved to Knox County, Tennessee. (Link to John Broughton and Charlotte Scalf marriage document)

We have no records to indicate when Sarah moved over to Knox County, Tennessee; however, by 1880 Sarah and the children were found living in there. This might indicate that Sarah had family living there and she might also have been born in this area or born in Virginia and the family moved down the Lee Valley through Claiborne County, Tennessee into Knox.  Knox County (Knoxville) Tennessee is a neighbor to Grainger, Hawkins, Hancock, Blount, Union, and Claiborne, some of the counties that Peter’s relatives were living in. 

The year 1861 finds Lotty as head of house on the Knox County Tax List. She was found as head of house from 1861 through 1866 but the tax lists for 1867 through 1869 were missing. She was still head of house in 1870. However, the tax list was apparently produced very early in 1870 for Charlotte “Lotty” Jackson-Hubbard Scalf married John Broughton in March of this year. Since John and Lotty married in March of 1870, we assume the tax list was taken in January or February of 1870.


1861 Knox County, KY Tax list

Lotty (Charlotty) Scalf - wife of Peter Scalf
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $50
Children between 6 and 18 years old --- 5
Bushels of corn --- 200
Total value at 17 cents per 100 --- $85

1862 Knox County, KY Tax list

Charlotte Scalf - wife of Peter Scalf
Children between 6 and 18 years old --- 5
Cattle --- 6
Value of cattle --- $40
Number of hogs over six months old --- 2
Bushels of corn --- 500
Bushels of wheat --- 100

1863 Knox County, KY Tax list

Lotty Scalf - wife of Peter Scalf
Children between 6 and 18 years old --- 3
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $15
Number of hogs over six months old --- 7
Bushels of corn --- 200

1864 Knox County, KY Tax list

Charlotte Scalf
Cattle --- 9
Number of hogs over six months old --- 7
Pounds of tobacco --- 10
Bushels of corn --- 300
Total value at 30 cents per dollar --- $45

1865 Knox County, KY Tax List

Charlotte Scalf
Children between 6 and 20 years old --- 5
Number of hogs over six months old --- 12
Bushels of corn --- 200 

1866 Knox County, KY Tax list

Charlotte Scalf
Children between 6 and 20 years old --- 3
Number of hogs over six months old --- 6
Bushels of corn --- 100

1870 Knox County Tax list

Charlotte Scalf
Children between 6 and 20 years old --- 2

Lotty then married John Broughton in 1870. We assume that the final divorce decree between Lotty and Peter was lost from the records.

We have been unable to determine if Peter and Sarah actually married and if they did, when and where they married.  The court records of Knox County, Kentucky do not reveal that either party ever applied for a marriage license or divorce although we know that Peter did remarry later to his first wife, Lotty Jackson-Hubbard Scalf.  However, these records might also have been lost or destroyed. It is possible if Peter and Sarah were married that Sarah was able to obtain a divorce after she left Knox County, Kentucky but again, no records have been found to support this. 

As stated above, the marriage of John Broughton and Lotty Jackson Scalf took place in March of 1870. The marriage took place at John Scalf’s home. We believe this was Lotty’s son, John.

Knox County, KY Marriage Book BB & C

March 2, 1870
John Broughton to Charlotte Scalf
By: M Woodson Jourdon

At: John Scalf's
Wit: Eli Broughton and Washington Hignight
Pri. & Sur: John Broughton and Eli Broughton

The census was enumerated in August of 1870 five months after the marriage of Lotty and John Broughton. John and Lotty were found in Knox County, Kentucky with two of the children of Peter and Lotty and one child, Henry Broughton, from a prior marriage of John Broughton and Sarah Payne.


1870 Knox Co KY                  12 August 1870          Flat Lick

BROUGHTON, John M 64 1806 KY    Farmer
              Charlotty F 52 1818 KY
(Scalf), Emaline F 17 1853 KY
(Scalf), Milton           M 12 1858 KY
(Broughton), Henry M   6 1864 KY

In July of this same year Peter and Sarah were found living in Marion County, Indiana at Decatur Township. Peter and Sarah had four children at this time.


1870 Marion CO IN              27 JULY 1870            Decatur Township

SCALF, Peter M 55 1815 VA    Farm hand
           Sarah M. F 38 1832 VA
           Sarah C.  F   8 1862 TN   This could be Sarah E.
           Rosanna F   5 1865 IN
           Oliver M   3 1867 IN
           Mary F 10/12 1869 IN   (Born in October 1869)


Sometime after June of 1870, Peter returned to Kentucky. We have no records to confirm that Peter and his second family lived in Knox County, Kentucky during this time; however, their last child was found on the 1880 census of Knox County, Tennessee with a birth date on one census of 1880 estimated at 1869, and on another census of the same year estimated around 1870 and he was born in Kentucky. 

Peter had returned to Knox County, Kentucky 1865-1871.  Lotty was married to John Broughton in1870 but by 1880, Lotty was again head of house and divorced. Peter was living next door to Lotty with his son, Thomas Jefferson Scalf and family. Lotty’s mother, Liddy Hubbard was in the home with her daughter Lotty.

On December 13, 1881 Peter Scalf and Lotty Jackson-Hubbard Scalf Broughton remarried.

Although Peter and Lotty appear to have had a stormy marriage early on there is no doubt they loved each other. Although one can only speculate we are left to assume that Peter and Lotty truly loved each other for Lotty forgave Peter for his extramarital affair and they reconciled 21-22 years after Peter’s infidelity. Peter also left his second family and remarried his first wife.

This causes one to wonder about the validity of an old cliché, “dead men tell no tales.” Do they not? It appears that although Peter and Lotty have been gone for many years, they have told their story.


1880 Knox CO KY           22 June 1880              7th Mag. District
                       

# 386 SCALF, Thos Head 40 1840 KY VA KY Farmer
           Martha Wife 40 1840 KY KY KY  
           Nancy Dau 16 1864 KY KY KY  
           Susan E. Dau 15 1865 KY KY KY (Died ca 1883)
           James W. Son 13 1867 KY KY KY  
           Elijah Son 12 1868 KY KY KY  
           Ellen Dau 10 1870 KY KY KY  
           Henry Son   9 1871 KY KY KY  
           Dawrity Son   7 1873 KY KY KY  
           John   Son   3 1877 KY KY KY  
           Laura Dau   1 1879 KY KY KY  
  SCALF, Peter Father 65 1815 VA VA NC Married ?
  SCALF, James Nephew 18 1862 KY KY KY (Son of James M. Scalf)

Living next door to Thomas Jefferson Scalf was his mother Charlotte (Lotty) Jackson Scalf Broughton. Lotty was using the Scalf name on this census although she was divorced from John Broughton.
 
# 387 SCALF, Charlotty Head 60 1820 KY KY KY Divorced
  HUBBARD, Liddy Mother 80 1800 KY NC NC Widow

Peter Scalf and Lotty Jackson Scalf remarried December 13, 1881 in Knox County, KY


Knox County, KY Marriage Bond Book S, #200    (Link to documents - Page 1 & Page 2)

12-13-1881
groom
bride 2
@ J S Carrell
Peter Scalf [67] VA
Father birth place: NC
Mother birth place: NC
to Charlott Scalf [58]
Mother birth place: NC

Knox County, KY Marriage Book BB & C    

December 15 1881
Peter Scalf to Charlotte Scalf
By: James S Carroll

At: Dionicius Simpson's
Wit: William Baker and Nancy Simpson


We do not know how long Sarah remained in Knox County, Kentucky with Peter but she was found living in Knox County (Knoxville) Tennessee by 1880 as head of house. This might also be the area where Peter and Sarah were living when Peter left Knox County, Kentucky.

The author is of the opinion that Peter and Sarah were somewhere in Tennessee between the years of 1860 and 1865. Peter had relatives living in Carter, Sullivan, Washington and Greene Counties. He also had relatives in Knox, Claiborne, Grainger and Union Counties at this time. His brother, John Jr. was living in Scott County, Virginia in 1860 as well. Peter could have been with Scalf family relatives or with Sarah’s family at that time.

The birth of the first child of Peter and Sarah indicates that Peter and Sarah were living in Tennessee in 1862; however, we have no information to determine where in Tennessee they were living. We assume that Sarah was living in Knox County, Kentucky when she met Peter; however it is very possible she was living in Tennessee. We can only be certain that Peter and Sarah lived in Tennessee 1860-1862 for their first child was born in Tennessee.

Sometime around 1862-1865, Peter and Sarah traveled to Marion County, Indiana where their next three children were born.  Sarah stated she was born in Virginia and this does support the statement of Elmer Scalf in Scalf Family History that Sarah was from Lee County, Virginia; however, a search of the census records by Virgil Scalf failed to confirm a family by this surname in Lee County.

The author was born and raised in the neighborhood of the counties where the John Scalf Sr., family lived. Russell County, Virginia joins Lee County, Virginia and Lee joins Hancock County, Tennessee (Sneedville) near Kyles Ford along the Clinch River. Hancock joins Claiborne (Tazewell) a short distance away and of course; Hawkins joins Hancock as well.

The author lives in Sullivan County, which joins Hawkins around 20 miles southeast of the author’s home. The Scalf and Killion families were probably no further than 20 miles if that far, from Lee County, Virginia, which in turn joins Scott County, Virginia at Blackwater which lies both in Scott and Lee Counties in Virginia. The author can be in any of these counties and a few more within 30-45 minutes depending on which direction is traveled. Taking into consideration that our ancestors could not travel as quickly as we can, they were still not far from each other.

Peter was living with his son, Thomas Jefferson Scalf, in 1880. Lotty was living next door to Peter in 1880 and Sarah and the children were living in Knox County, Tennessee.


1880 Knox CO. TN                      5 June 1880             Shields Town

SCALF, Sarah M. Head 55 1825 VA VA VA Divorced & disabled
          Rosanna  Dau 15 1865 IN VA VA  
          Oliver M. Son 13 1867 IN VA VA  
          Archie B. Son 10 1870 KY VA VA  


Sadly, the author believes that due to Sarah’s handicap and destitution, the children of Peter and Sarah were “bound out” in Knox County to other homes, with the exception of the oldest daughter Sarah whom the author believes might have been Sarah Elizabeth Scalf Rogers.

Note that in1880, the child Mary from the 1870 census was gone from the home.  The most logical assumption would be that she died; however, we believe she was most likely “bound out” to someone or living in a poorhouse around Knox County, Tennessee. She might also have been left in Kentucky. We believe Mary later moved to Hamilton County (Chattanooga) Tennessee when she became of age. 

A record found at McClung Library in Knox County, Tennessee by the author early on in the research of the Scalf family reveals that Oliver P.M. Scalf, son of Peter and Sarah, was apprenticed to the care of S. P. Evans in Knox County, Tennessee. Oliver was 13 years and 3 months old. This record was dated October 6, 1881. We believe this was Oliver Scalf, son of Peter and Sarah Scalf.

Apprentice of Oliver P.M. Scalf – Knox County, Tennessee 1881

Thursday Morning Oct. 6, 1881

Court now present to adjournment, now present and presiding, the honorable I. F. Cottrell Chancellor.

O. P. M. Scalf apprenticed to S. P. Evans;

It appearing to the satisfaction of the court, Oliver P.M. Scalf is a minor requiring the protection with which the court is directed by law, and S. P. Evans a citizen of Knox County being willing to take said minor as an apprentice, The said S. P. Evans comes and enters into bond in the sum of Five hundred Dollars with W. A. Walker as his security, which bond is approved by the court and is in the following words and figures _____

State of Tennessee      We S. P. Evans W. A. Walker acknowledge ourselves to be indebted to the State of Tennessee In the case of Oliver P.M. Scalf in the penal sum of Five hundred Dollars well and truly to be paid, we bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Administrators. We set? Our hands and seals this 6th day of October 1881.

But to be void on condition that said S. P. Evans shall well, truly and faithfully comply (??) and conform to all the stipulations contained in the indentions of Apprenticeship this day ordered into between the Chairman of the County Court of Knox County and S. P. Evans relative to the Apprenticeship of Oliver P.M. Scalf and shall further abide by and perform all the requirements of Statutes of Tennessee governing the apprenticing of _____.

                                                                        S. P. Evans (Seal)

                                                                        M. W. Walker (Seal)

Whereupon the Court is pleased to put, place, and bind the said Oliver P.M. Scalf as apprentice to the said S. P. Evans until he attains the age of twenty one years which Indenture is in the following words and figures towit

State of Tennessee Knox County

This Indenture made in presence of and order of the County Court of Knox County State of Tennessee on the 6th day of October 1881 between A. J. Cottrell as Chairman of said Court and S. P. Evans Witnesseth that the said Chairman of said Court doeth Put, place and Bind the said S. P. Evans a child by the name of Oliver P.M. Scalf aged 13 years and 3 months to live with said S. P. Evans after the means of Apprentice until he attains the age of twenty one and the said Oliver P.M. Scalf well and truly to serve his lawful orders and commands to obey. And said S. P. Evans on his part covenants and agrees to furnish said Apprentice during the term of said service with good and wholesome diet, lodging and wearing apparel sufficient and suitable for him both in sickness and health. Also to do for said Apprentice all such other things as is required by the State of Tennessee in as full and. …(Ed. note: second page not copied).  (Courtesy of McClung Library, Knoxville, TN)  

Link to Apprentice of Oliver P.M. Scalf 

Unfortunately, neither the author nor the library attendant on duty that day noticed there was another page to this document and therefore, we do not have the signatures of the parties involved.

Note that on 11 June 1880 Arch Scalf is in the home of Frank Rogers. He was in the home of Sarah Scalf on 5 June 1880.


1880 Blount CO TN     11 June 1880            District 9

ROGERS, Frank Head 21 1859 TN KY TN
           Elizabeth Wife 20 1860 TN KY TN
SCALF, Arch Brother in law   9 1871 TN KY TN


A Frank Rogers and wife Elizabeth were living in nearby Blount County, Tennessee and enumerated on June 11, 1880 just six days after the enumeration of Sarah Scalf. In the home is Arch Scalf listed as a brother-in-law to Frank Rogers.

We know of no other Scalf family in the area with a son named Arch fitting this birth date other than Peter and Sarah and it is the opinion of the author that this was the son of Peter and Sarah Scalf. We believe Sarah C. Scalf found on the 1870 census of Marian County, Indiana as a child in the home of Peter and Sarah Scalf was most likely Sarah E. Scalf instead of Sarah C Scalf and her full name was probably Sarah Elizabeth.

Note that Sarah Scalf (mother of Arch) stated Archie was 10 years old and born in Kentucky on this census. On the 1880 census of Blount County, Tennessee, either Frank Rogers or his wife stated Arch was 9 years old and born in Tennessee. Although this is a discrepancy, we feel strongly this Arch and Archie are the same person although the relationship between Frank, Sarah and Arch cannot be documented. There is, however, substantial information suggesting that Arch was the son of Peter and Sarah Scalf and most likely a brother of Frank Rogers’ wife. 

Sarah was not found in 1900 as head of house suggesting that she might have remarried.  However, we believe she was the same Sarah Scalf found later in Chattanooga (Hamilton Co) Tennessee living with her daughter Rosie Lowe in 1910. Recall that Peter and Sarah named a daughter Rosanna. Ira Scalf, brother of Peter, had also married Rosanna Gibson as his first wife. Peter and Sarah might have named their child Rosanna after Ira’s first wife, however, we can only speculate on this.

A Rosa Scalf married David Campbell in Hamilton County (Chattanooga) Tennessee and may or may not be the daughter of Peter and Sarah; however, the author believes she was.

The records concerning the marriage of Rosa Scalf and Mandy Scalf to David Campbell are confusing. 

In 1886, Hamilton County, Tennessee, Rosa Scalf married David Campbell. In 1890, just three years later, Mandy Scalf married David Campbell. We speculate there is an error on the marriage of one or the other. Rosanna might have been Rosanna Amanda (Mandy) Scalf.  Further research will be needed concerning these marriages to determine if the two were the same person or a different family.

Hamilton County, TN Marriages:

Rosa Scalf married David H. Campbell
11 September 1886      Hamilton Co. TN 
Bk. 5 – page 200.


Mandy Scalf married David Campbell 
8 September 1890        Hamilton Co. TN
Bk. 6, page 186.

David Campbell and wife Rosa, and David Campbell and wife Mandy were not found in 1900 or 1910 Hamilton County, Tennessee. However, in 1910, we find a John Lowe with wife Rosie. Rosie’s mother is in the home and her name is Sarah. We believe this to be the same Sarah Scalf from the 1880 Knox County, Tennessee census and the same Sarah found with Peter Scalf in Indiana in 1870.

On this census, the person giving the information stated that Sarah was 110 years old; however, if she is the same Sarah from the 1870 census of Marion County, Indiana she was only 78 years old in 1910. It was also stated that she had 11 children born with only 2 living. There were only five children listed on the 1870 census of Marion County, Indiana and two of these children were gone from the home of Sarah in 1880. We believe Arch also left home in 1880 just a few days after being enumerated in his mother’s home. 

The two children living would have been Oliver P.M. and Rosie. It is likely that Sarah had lost contact with her oldest daughter and probably Archie as well. We believe Sarah stayed in Knox County, Tennessee until Oliver P.M. finished his apprenticeship. This was likely around five years after he was “bound out” in 1881, putting the date around 1885-1887. If Rosa Scalf that married David Campbell listed above were the daughter of Sarah and Peter, then this would coincide with her marriage in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

According to census records we find only five children of Peter and Sarah. It is possible that some of the children were deceased or living with other relatives. It is also possible that Sarah was married before her marriage to Peter and/or remarried and had more children; however, she was still using Scalf as her surname.

We have no way of knowing who the person was that spoke with the enumerator that day in 1910 when the enumerator visited the Lowe home; however, it is very unlikely that it was Sarah and if it was Sarah was probably senile at that time.

Sarah Scalf died December 31, 1917 in Chattanooga (Hamilton) County, Tennessee. Her age was stated as 117 years old and the informant was John Lowe her son-in-law. John stated she was a widow and born December 27, 1800. He did not know her parent’s names. He did state that both parents were born in Virginia. The attending physician made the following statement: “I never treated the patient. I judge she died from senility and old age.”  Sarah is buried at White Oak Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Death Certificate courtesy of Tennessee State Archives)      Link to original DC

We believe John or his wife Rosa Lowe gave the information for Sarah on the 1910 census and probably stated what Sarah had told them. According to the 1870 census of Marion County, Indiana Sarah was born 1832 in Virginia. According to the 1880 census of Knox County, Tennessee she was born 1825 in Virginia. According to these two census records, Sarah would have been 78-85 when she died in 1917.

Rosa (Rosie/Rosanna) Scalf Lowe was born in Indiana in 1865 according to the 1870 Marion County, Indiana census and the 1880 Knox County, Tennessee census; however, in 1910, her age estimates a birth date of 1878. Her husband John was listed as 54 with an estimated birth date of 1856.

A John Lowes was found in Hamilton County, Tennessee in 1920 at age 42 and no wife was listed but several older children were in the home. Due to the large gap in age, along with the fact that Rosie stated she had 9 children with none living in 1910, we doubt this is the same John Lowe; therefore, the 1920 census has not been listed.


1910 Hamilton CO TN           15-16 April 1910                     District 1

LOWE, John Head 34? 1876? TN US US  
           Rosie Wife 32 1878 IN KY VA 9 children born, 0 living
SCALF, Sarah Mother in law 110? 1800? VA US NC 11 children born, 2 living


Sarah’s daughter Rosanna (Rosie) was the mother of nine children with none living in 1910. Rose Scalf Lowe died May 13, 1916 from rheumatism. (Link to Rose Lowe's death certificate)

In Grainger County, Tennessee, which joins Knox County, Archibald Scalf and his wife Susan were found in 1900. The author believes this was Arch Scalf from the 1880 census in the home of Sarah Scalf and again in the home of Frank Rogers. Grainger County is a neighbor to Blount and Knox and would have been a relatively short distance from the home of Sarah Scalf and Frank Rogers. Elizabeth Haynes was living in the home in 1900 as well as her nephew Hugh.

Marriage records of Union County, Tennessee, another neighbor to Knox, Blount and Grainger, show that Archibald Scalf married Susan Haynes 1 Jul 1894 in Union County. We believe this to be Archibald (Arch) from the 1880 census of Knox and Blount County, Tennessee and the son of Peter and Sarah Scalf.

Arch married in Union County and moved over to Grainger.  Recall that John Scalf Jr. had two children, Richard and his sister Matilda Scalf Lay, also living in Union County and at some point they lived in Grainger as well.  Arch stated on this census that he and his parents were born in Tennessee. He had been married for six years with no children.

Another Scalf-Haynes marriage took place in Knox County, Tennessee in 1917. William M. Scalf son of Berryman married Lula Haynes 8-1-1917 in Knox County, Tennessee. William was 75 or 78 years old and living in District 2 of Knox County, Tennessee. Lula Haynes was 48 years old but this census does not list whether she had been married prior to her marriage to William although we suspect she had.

William married first to Amanda Matilda Crumley. Amanda died 1910-1917 and William remarried to Lula Haynes. We believe William died 1920-1930 and Lula was not found on the 1930 census. We do not know at this time if there was any relationship between Lula Haynes and Susan Haynes.

Union County (Maynardville) Tennessee can be accessed today by a highway that runs from Knox County Tennessee into Union and Claiborne (Tazewell) Counties. Union borders Claiborne. This route is, and has always been, a direct route from Tazewell, Tennessee into Knoxville, Tennessee and vice-versa. In the opposite direction, this route also goes through the Cumberland Gap and into Middlesboro, Kentucky.  If one is familiar with the movie, “Thunder Road,” this was the old route known as “Thunder Road” during the trafficking of moonshine in the 1940s and 1950s. 

In the area of Claiborne County (Tazewell) Tennessee is the old “Kentucky Road” so often listed in the very early deeds of this area and a route no doubt traveled by our early Scalf family from Virginia into Tennessee and Kentucky.


1900 Grainger CO TN         13 June 1900            District 13

SCALF, Archibald Head 30 Apr 1870 TN TN TN Married 6 years
              Susan C.   Wife 48 Mar 1852 TN TN TN Married 6 years - no children born
HAYNES, Elizabeth N. Mother in law 75 Apr 1825 TN TN TN 1 child born, 1 living
                 Hugh L. Nephew 20? Sept 1883? TN TN TN  


Arch again states on the 1910 census that he and his parents were born in TN. He had been married one time for 15 years. Susan stated she had been married twice. She also stated she and her parents were born in TN.


1910 Grainger CO TN            16 April 1910          5th District

SCALF, Arch Head 38 1872 TN TN TN Married once for 15 years
           Susan Wife 54 1856 TN TN TN Married 2 times


In 1920, Arch and Susan were found living in Union County, Tennessee. He stated he and his parents were born in Indiana. This statement confirms to the author that this was the son of Peter and Sarah Scalf. No other Arch Scalf appeared to be living in this area and none known to the author to have been in Indiana. From the earlier census records we believe Arch was in fact, born in Indiana to Peter and Sarah.


1920 Union CO TN                    January 19, 1920          Old 7th & 15th plus new 8th Districts

SCALF, Arch Head 52 1868 IN IN IN
          Susan Wife 65 1855 MO TN TN


Susan Haynes Scalf died October 25, 1923. (Link to death certificate) Arch was found living alone as head of house in 1930 at the age of 55 but should have been about 60 years old if he was born in 1870. There were no known children born to Arch and Susan.

1930 Union CO TN                April 8, 1930                Civil District #4  

SCALF, Arch Head 55 1875 IN IN IN


Arch Scalf married Ethel ____ in the 1930s. Arch died May 2, 1938 from heart problems. (Link to death certificate)

On page, 43 of Scalf Family History, Elmer Scalf states that Peter Scalf died in 1898 at the home of Col. Pat Dizney. Elmer also states that Dawrity Scalf, Peter’s grandson, had married Col. Dizney’s daughter, Sarah.  Part of this statement is correct for Peter did die in 1898 but the other information appears to be incorrect. The following insert is from the research of Virgil Scalf and a Disney descendant:

“Dawrity Scalf, son of Thomas J. Scalf and Martha Hammonds Scalf, was born in Knox County, Kentucky on October 10, 1874.  Dawrity married Sarah Disney, daughter of Thomas Disney and Mary Ann Smith, on June 23, 1894 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Sarah was born December 11, 1879 and died January 29, 1926.  Dawrity’s second wife, Dessie M. Fannin, was born September 25, 1891 & died October 1955.  Dawrity was known by several names including D.W., Dow White, Daw and Doc.  He was a brilliant, well-educated person who was an outstanding entrepreneur.  A traveling merry-go-round and a mobile photograph studio were just a few of his enterprises.” (Virgil Scalf and Disney descendant)

It is the opinion of the author that the above stated parents of Sarah Disney (Thomas and Mary Disney) were more likely the parents of Sarah Disney Scalf. Col. Pat Disney/Dizney was a Revolutionary Soldier and would have been much older than Thomas and more likely a grandfather of Sarah rather than her father.

It is believed by some descendents that Peter died in a “poorhouse” located near the home place of his son, Thomas Jefferson Scalf in Flat Lick, Kentucky.  It is also believed that the Disney family operated this poorhouse but no records were found to confirm this.  We may never know the correct answer to this.  If Peter died in a poorhouse there are probably no surviving records that would indicate this.  These types of records were very often destroyed or lost over the years. Charlotte “Lotty” Jackson-Hubbard Scalf died June 28, 1903 in Flat Lick, Kentucky. 

In 2003, Virgil Scalf and his brother Joe made a trip to Hammond, KY which is located on the Road Fork section of Stinking Creek, Kentucky to search for the graves of Peter and Lotty Jackson-Hubbard Scalf. With the help of a nearby neighbor and descendent still living in the area, Virgil and Joe were successful in finding the gravesites where they planned to have headstones placed on the graves. On October 16, 2004, Virgil Scalf, Joe Scalf, and Delmer Bright placed a headstone on the graves of Peter and Lotty Scalf.  Susan Scalf, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Scalf and granddaughter of Peter and Lotty is buried nearby.

It has been thought for many years that Susan Scalf, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Scalf was Susan Elizabeth Scalf; however, Virgil and his brother Joe Scalf undertook an in-depth research of Susan, and the information obtained revealed that Susan was not Susan Elizabeth Scalf. This will be discussed further on in the chapter.

(Photo of headstone courtesy of Virgil Scalf) Link to headstone  

WILLIAM M. SCALF
son of
 Peter Scalf & Charlotte Jackson
William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William M. Scalf was the oldest son of Peter and Charlotte “Lotty” Jackson Scalf.  William was born about 1836 in Clay County, Kentucky. He married Joicy Ann Jackson on March 18, 1857.  (Marriage Record Courtesy of Virgil Scalf Link to Marriage Record

Joicy Jackson, the daughter of Lewis Jackson and Susan Hubbard, was born about 1839.  According to Scalf Family History by Elmer Scalf, Joicy Jackson and Martha “Patsy” Jackson were sisters.  However, Martha “Patsy” Jackson was around 18-20 years her senior and the author must wonder if this Lewis Jackson might not have been a relative.

Martha “Patsy” Jackson married Robert Scalf, brother of Peter. Scalf Family History also states that Susan Hubbard and Leddy Hubbard were sisters.  Leddy was the mother of Lotty Jackson –Hubbard Scalf, wife of Peter Scalf.  If Leddy and Susan Hubbard were sisters, then Susan was Lotty’s aunt, which would make Lotty and Joicy first cousins through their maternal side.

William and Joicy lived in Flat Lick near Stinking Creek on Trace Fork. William and Joicy were enumerated one time on the census records, and this was in 1870.  Joicy is found as head of house on the 1880 census.  The author agrees with Elmer Scalf that William died sometime between1878 and 1880 as the last child of William and Joicy was born 1879.

William and Joicy were the parents of nine children according to the 1870 and 1880 census.  These children match the children listed in the prior writings.

We have found no further information on the children of William and Joicy. For research purposes of the descendants of this family, and to preserve space here, a link is provided to a database compiled from the Scalf Family History by Elmer Scalf concerning the marriages of the children of William and Joicy.

Link to William M. Scalf and Joicy Jackson family

The census records of William’s parents have been added for continuity.

1840 Clay CO KY    

SCALF, Peter      
2 males Under 5 (1835 - 1840) William & Thomas
1 male 30 - 40 (1800 - 1810) Peter
1 female 20 -30 (1810 - 1820) Lotty


1850 Knox CO KY                       27 September 1850   
   

SCALF, Peter 33 1817 TN
            Lotty 30 1820 KY
           William 14 1836 KY
           Thomas 11 1839 KY
           James   5 1845 KY
           John M.   4 1846 KY


1860 Knox CO KY            6 July 1860              Stinking Creek District

SCALF, Peter 45 1815 KY
             Lotta 44 1816 KY
            William 24 1836 KY
            Thomas 21 1839 KY
            James 18 1842 KY
            John 16 1844 KY
            Rhoda 10 1850 KY
            Mary   8 1852 KY
            Emily   6 1854 KY
            Milton   4 1856 KY


William purchased a warrant from the Knox County Court, which authorized a survey for the land in question.  After receiving the warrant and survey, the Land Office Division in Frankfort, Kentucky issued a patent on the tract of land to William under the County Court Orders Series.   This warrant, a 70-acre tract of land - Patent #41677, was surveyed on April 27, 1868 and granted to William on February 17, 1869.  It was located on the Trace Fork of Stinking Creek in Knox County, Kentucky.   Thomas Scalf, a brother of William, was a member of the survey team.  


KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

Grantee:  Scalf, William
Acres:  70
Book:  74
Page:  101                                         (Link to original document)
Survey Date:  April 27, 1868
Deed date:  February 17, 1869
County:  Knox
Water Course:  Trace Fork of Stinking Creek
Reference:  THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
Volume 1
Part 2
CHAPTER X. GRANTS IN THE COUNTY COURT ORDERS (1836-1924)
THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
page 1663


1870 Knox CO KY                        12 August 1870                 P.O.  Flat lick

SCALF, William M 35 1835 KY Married: March 18, 1857 in Clay CO, KY    Farmer
           Joicy F 33 1837 KY Parents:  Lewis Jackson & Susan Hubbard
           Mary F 10 1860 KY Died 1876
           James M. M   8 1862 KY  
           Nathan M   6 1864 KY  
           Francis M   3 1867 KY  
           Amanda  F   1 1869 KY  


1880 Knox CO KY            30 June 1880            7th Mag. District       

SCALF, Joicy Head 48 1832 KY KY KY        Widow
         Francis    Son 13 1867 KY KY KY
         Amanda  Dau 11 1869 KY KY KY
         Milton Son   9 1871 KY KY KY
         Noah  Son   7 1873 KY KY KY
         William Son   3 1877 KY KY KY
         Lewis Son 10/12 1879 KY KY KY
         Henry G-son   3 1877 KY KY KY

It appears from the 1880 census that Joicy’s husband William had died 1878-1880. The 1894 Kentucky School Census lists a son of William and Joyce and their grandson Henry in school. Both William and Henry were 17 years old.

The author believes Henry might have been a son of Nathan. It also appears that Nathan had died. Their daughter Mary was born 1860 and died about 1876. Their son James M. had moved to Arkansas sometime 1892-1894. The next child was Nathan born 1864 and would have been 30 years old in 1894. Nathan had probably died and Henry was living with his grandmother Joicy in 1894.


1894 Knox County, KY School Census

Parent or Guardian

Children

Age of Male

 Joyce Scalf

W. (William) M. Scalf

17

  Henry Scalf (G-son)

17


As noted, William had died by 1880 and Joicy was living in the home of their son, Milton and wife Sena Miracle Scalf in 1900.  


1900    Knox CO KY            11 June 1900     Mag #2, Voting Precinct #5
 

SCALF, Milton Head 35 1871 KY KY KY Married October 20, 1896
         Sena    Wife 16 1884 KY KY KY John & Mary Miracle
         Francis Son 6/12 1899 KY KY KY  
         Josy Mother 71 1829 KY KY KY Widow

  

JAMES M. SCALF
Son of
William M. Scalf & Joicy Jackson
James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

James M. Scalf, son of William and Joicy Jackson Scalf was born about 1862 in Knox County, Kentucky. James married Mary Jackson, daughter of Daniel Jackson and Joyce Edwards.  The James M. Scalf family was followed from 1880 – 1940 on the census records of Knox County, Kentucky, Pope County, Arkansas and Sequoyah County, Oklahoma where Mary was found as head of house in 1920 and listed as a widow. Mary then moved to Texas. (Mary’s move to Texas stated by a descendent)

"James Scalf and Mary Jackson Scalf lived for years in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He died July 1942 and is buried at Rogers, Ark. Mary Jackson Scalf, born Nov. 7, 1865, died Nov. 29, 1929, at Ballanger, Texas, while on a visit there. Mary Jackson Scalf was a daughter of Daniel Jackson." (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

Based on information from a descendent, a statement from Henry Scalf in his book (Chronicles of the Scalf Family), and an article from a newspaper in Ballinger, TX, it is apparent that Mary Scalf and several family members traveled to Ballington, TX hoping for an improvement in Mary Scalf's health. Unfortunately, Mary Scalf died a few days after arriving at a tourist park in Ballinger, TX. The newspaper article below provides more details.

Newspaper Article:

Mrs. Mary Scalf  died here Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock and the body will be shipped to Fort Smith, Arkansas where the funeral will be held sometime Saturday morning.

Mrs. Scalf arrived here with two sons and two daughters and a grandchild about a week ago, and since that time had been seriously ill at a local tourist park. She had been in ill health for several years and her children came to this part of the state with her in the hope that she would regain her health.

The body was accompanied on the west bound Santa Fe this afternoon by her daughter, Mrs. C. G. Going and her young daughter.

Two sons and a daughter left in a car early Wednesday and expected to arrive at Fort Smith in time for the funeral Saturday.

King Holt Company undertakers had charge of the funeral arrangements here and shipping the body.

There is some confusion concerning James’ death date.  From the Benton County Cemetery Index, it is believed that the James Scalf buried at Tuck’s Chapel Cemetery is this James Scalf.  Mary is listed as head of house in Oklahoma in 1920 as a widow; however, a descendent stated that James and Mary divorced. Apparently, the divorce occurred 1910-1915 because James married Annie Houck on March 24, 1915 in Newton County, Arkansas. (Link to marriage document)

Information concerning some family members was received from a researcher of this line around 1999 but her name and email address was lost in a computer crash.  However, parts of the information were noted on paper before the crash. The researcher filled in some of the blanks and corrected some information from Scalf Family History.  If memory serves me right, this researcher was from the family of Cordia Scalf and Harrison Goins. The following is listed from her information and Elmer Scalf along with what was found from the census records:

Martha Scalf – Never married.  (Descendent) (Scalf Family History, pg. 46, states she died 1945).

Maggie Scalf – Scalf Family History states she died at 2 years old (page 46) but appears on the census records of Arkansas (1910 Pope Co) with her family at age 24, and Oklahoma (1920 Sequoyah Co) with her family, and listed as what appears to be Manny, but is likely Marry, at age 34.

John Scalf - Nothing known of his family from the researcher. Married Ruth A. Reed, granddaughter of Adam R. Reed and great granddaughter of Noah Reed and Louisa Hibbles. (Scalf Family History, pg. 46)

Daniel Scalf – Married 1) Nellie Hill  2) Esther Scalf. (Descendent) Scalf History states Esther’s name as Hester (page 46).  “Dan had three daughters. Two died in a fire. Faye lives in Texas with her husband, Henry P. Smith.  Dan’s full name was William Daniel Scalf.” (Descendent)

Ellen Scalf – Nothing known from the descendent. Scalf Family History, page 46 lists Joyce Scalf married 1) Ross. 2) David ____ and 3) Owen _____. From the research of the author and Virgil Scalf, Ellen was Joyce Ellen Scalf. (1900 Yell Co Arkansas, age 7 – 1910 Pope Co Arkansas, Ellen Ross, age 17 – 1920 Johnson Co. Arkansas, Joice Ross, age 27 – 1930 Sebastian Co AR, Joice E. Owens, age 37).  Ellen married first to Willie Ross and second to Lynn Owens. We have no information on David ____ and Joyce/Joice. Owen ___ should have been Lynn Owens.  (M. Fleenor and Virgil Scalf research)

James Scalf – Nothing known from the descendent.  (Scalf Family History states that James married 1) Dove Reed.  2) Gertrude Whitlock). James is found on the 1930 and 1940 censuses of Oklahoma with wife, Gertrude.  (M. Fleenor and Virgil Scalf research)

Axie Scalf – Nothing known from the descendent. Nothing known from Elmer Scalf or the census records. Axie was last found on the 1910 census of Pope County, AR with her family.

Cordie Scalf – Married 1) Harrison Goins.  2) Rueben Allstott. – (Descendent). Scalf Family History, page 46 states only Harrison Goins.  

Sollie Scalf – Married Myrtle Baker.  (Descendent) (Scalf Family History, page 46 states ____Baker).

Dora Scalf – Married 1) Albert Knight.  2) Ernest Cole. (Descendent) Scalf Family History states the first husband as Albert Knight and second husband as Albert Cole (page 46) 

Sherman Scalf married Pearl ____. (Descendent)  Scalf Family History states only that Sherman may have served in WWII (page 46).

From the Benton County Cemetery Index, Online:

SCALF, JAMES        1857 – 1942    TUCK'S CHAPEL

Note that in 1930 Mary (wife of James) states she is a widow. James died in 1942.

James moved his family to Yell County, Arkansas sometime between 1892 and 1894 for his first child born in Arkansas was James (Jimmie) about 1894. His last child born in Kentucky was Joicy Ellen in 1892. James was found in Yell County, Arkansas under the spelling of SCHALF.


1900 Yell CO AR                  9 June 1900                Mountain Township

SCHALF, James Head 39 Jul 1860 KY KY KY  
(Jackson), Mary J. Wife 34 Nov 1865 KY KY KY 8 children born, 7 living
             Martha  Dau 16 Jul 1883 KY KY KY  
             John Son 12 Jul 1887 KY KY KY  
             William D. Son   9 Sep 1890 KY KY KY  
             Joicy E.      Dau   7 Jul 1892 KY KY KY  
             Jimmie Son   5 Nov 1894 AR KY KY  
             Axie Dau   2 Feb 1898 AR KY KY  


James and Mary’s daughter Ellen (Joicy) married Willie Ross and this couple was living in the home of her parents in 1910. They had a daughter Hester born about 1910. Ellen and Willie had been married for two years in 1910 and had one child born with one living.

1910 Pope CO AR            28 April 1910               Dover Township

SCALF, James Head 48 1862 KY KY KY
(Jackson), Mary Wife 44 1866 KY KY KY
           Martha Dau 27 1883 KY KY KY
           Maggie Dau 24 1886 KY KY KY
           John Son 22 1888 KY KY KY
           Dan Son 20 1890 KY KY KY
ROSS, Ellen Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY       Married 2 years - 1 child born, 1 living
ROSS, Willie Son in law 20 1890 AR KY UKN    Married 2 years
ROSS, Hster G-dau 2/12 1910 AR AR KY
SCALF, James Son 15 1895 AR KY KY
           Axie Dau 12 1898 AR KY KY
           Condie  Son   9 1901 AR KY KY  (Cordie - daughter)
           Saul Dau   7 1903 AR KY KY  (Sollie)
           Dora  Son   5 1905 AR KY KY  (should be daughter)
           Sherman Son   2 1908 AR KY KY

1920 Sequoyah CO OK            3 January 1920         Paw Paw  Township

SCALF, Mary Head 54 1866 KY KY NC     Widow
            Manny Dau 34 1886 KY KY KY     (Maggie)
            James Son 23 1897 AR KY KY
            Sollie Son 16 1904 AR KY KY
            Dora Dau 14 1906 AR KY KY
            Sherman Son 12 1908 AR KY KY

By 1920, Mary is listed as a widow on the census even though James Scalf is not dead. Based on the available information, James and Mary obtained a divorce between 1910 and 1915, and James Scalf married Anna C. (Johnson) Heuck on March 27, 1915 in Newton County, Arkansas. Anna is from Rock Island County, Illinois and married Henry Heuck on September 4, 1895. By 1900, Henry and Anna Heuck have two children, Oma and Odus Heuck. However, between 1910 and 1915, either Henry Heuck dies or they obtained a divorce because Anna and Oma Heuck move to Arkansas. Anna meets and marries James Scalf, and Oma Heuck and Milton Fletcher Peake are married on February 6, 1913 in Newton County, Arkansas. Apparently, the marriage between Anna and James did not last very long because she is living with the family of Milton and Oma Peaks on the 1920 census and is listed as a widow. 

James Scalf married Anna C. Heuck.    (Link to marriage document)  

Oma Heuck married Milton Fletcher Peake. (Link to marriage document)

1920 Boone CO AR                    27 January 1920                    Harrison

PEAK, Milton F. Head 28 1892 IL IL IL  
          Oma Wife 23 1897 IL IL IL  
          Florence E. Dau   5 1915 AR IL IL  
          Anna B.  Dau 3 9/12  1916 AR IL IL  
          Beatrice R. Dau 1 11/12 1918 AR IL IL  
SCALF, Anna C. Mother in law 47 1873 IL Sweden Sweden Widow


James Scalf could not be found on the 1930 census, but Anna is living alone.

1930 Boone CO AR                    9 April 1930                    Harrison

SCALF, Anna C. Head 57 1873 IL Sweden Sweden Widow

1940 Boone CO AR                    8 April 1940                          Harrison

SCALF, Anna C. Head 66 1874 IL Widow

James Scalf is living with the family of his nephew, Sollie Scalf, when the 1940 census was recorded; Anna continues to live alone in Harrison, Arkansas.

1940 Laurel CO KY                        9 May 1940                        District 4

SCALF, Sollie Head 50 1890 KY
        Lizzie Wife 45 1895 KY
        Audrey  Dau 17 1923 KY
        Margaret  Dau 13 1927 KY
        Dewey  Son 11 1929 KY
        Reta Dau   9 1931 KY
        Joe Frank  Son   6 1934 KY
        Lorene Dau   4 1936 KY
        Raymond Son   1 1939 KY
        Jim Uncle 83 1857 KY                Widower

Anna C. Scalf died May 3, 1941 and the body was shipped to Anna's hometown of Rock Island, IL for burial. (Link to death cerificate)

 

MARTHA J. SCALF
Daughter of
James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson
Martha<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Martha Scalf, daughter of James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson, was born July 1883 (Census). Martha was found in Sebastian County, Arkansas in the home of her sister Joyce Ellen Scalf Ross (Davis?) Owens in 1930. It appears that Joyce had been married twice prior to her marriage to Lynn Owens for two stepdaughters Ruth and Helen Ross are listed in the home as well as Irene Davis.  Note that the ages of Ruth and Hester are the same. We believe this is an error.

However, Hester Wilson in the home was the daughter of Willie Ross and Joyce Ellen Scalf. (See the 1910 census of Pope Co. AK) Hester appeared to be the first child of Joyce Ellen Scalf Ross. She married a Wilson but he is not listed on this census. Hester’s son Lawrence is listed in the home. Hester’s two sisters Ruth and Helen are in the home as well. Irene was born in Oklahoma suggesting that Joyce was in Oklahoma five years prior to this census.


1930 Sebastian CO AR      8 April 1930          Upper Township         Fort Smith
 
OWENS, Lynn E. Head 42 1888 AL USA USA
            Joyce E. Wife 37 1893 KY KY KY
WILSON, Hester Dau 20 1910 AR MO KY
ROSS, Helen Step dau   9 1921 AR MO KY    
DAVIS, Irene Step dau   5 1925 OK LA KY
ROSS, Ruth Step dau 20 1910 AR MO KY
SCALF, Martha Sister in law 48 1882 KY KY KY
Wilson, Lawrence G-son 2 3/12 1928 OK MO AR


1940 Lincoln CO OK                  12 - 13 April 1940                            Bryon 

SCALF, Jim J. Head 45 1895 AR
        Gertrude  Wife 31 1909 AR
        Wanda May   Dau 11 1929 AR
        James T.  Son   8 1932 Ok
        Raymond Son   1 1939 OK
        Martha Sister 63 1877 KY

 


MAGGIE SCALF 
Daughter of
James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson
Maggie<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Maggie Scalf, daughter of James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson was born about 1886 (Census) and died at the age of two of whooping cough according to Scalf Family History. Maggie was alive and listed on the 1910 Pope County, Arkansas census with her parents. However, Maggie was not listed on the census of 1900 with her family. Her mother stated in 1900 that she had eight children with seven living. There were six children listed on the census of that year. Maggie was not counted in the home and we believe she was living or visiting relatives at that time. If Maggie had been home, the total children would have matched the information stated by Mary Jackson Scalf.

We believe Maggie was still living at the enumeration of the 1920 census of Sequoyah County, Oklahoma although the spelling of her name appeared to be Manny.  We have no further information on Maggie at this time.

 

JOHN C. SCALF
Son of
James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson
John<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Scalf, son of James and Mary Jackson Scalf, was born July 10, 1886 and died December 23, 1958. John married Ruth Ann Reed. (Scalf Family History, pg. 46) Ruth was born May 25, 1892 and died September 7, 1986.

(Link to John Scalf and Ruth Ann Reed marriage document)

According to the 1910 census of Yell County, Arkansas, Ruth was born in Arkansas but on the 1930 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ruth stated she was born in Kentucky.  It is possible that Ruth Ann and Dove (first wife of James) were related and may have been from some of the Reed family of Kentucky.

John’s wife is listed in 1910 and 1920 as Annie and in 1930 as Ruth. Her headstone states Ruth Ann. This family was found in Yell County, Arkansas in 1910.  However, by 1930 they had moved to Tulsa County, Oklahoma.  John and Annie are buried at Tuck’s Chapel Cemetery along with James M. Scalf, father of John. This record is from the Benton County Arkansas Cemetery Index online.

SCALF             JOHN C.      1886 - 1958               TUCK'S CHAPEL

SCALF             RUTH ANN     1892 -                  TUCK'S CHAPEL
 

1910 Yell CO AR                  22 & 23 April 1910            Mountain Township

SCALF, John Head 23 1887 KY KY KY
          Annie Wife 17 1893 AR AR AR
          Virgil Son   2 1908 AR KY AR


1920 Yell CO AR                  January 1920             Ferguson

SCMETH(Scalf), John Head 34 1886 KY KY KY
                  Annie Wife 27 1893 AR AR AR
                  Virgle Son 12 1908 AR KY AR
                  Ledford Son 10 1910 AR KY AR
                  Myrtle Dau   7 1913 AR KY AR
                  Lony Dau   5 1915 AR KY AR
                  Marie Dau 1 4/12 1918 AR KY AR

WWII Draft Card

Name: John Scalf
Place of Residence: Avoca, Benton, AR
Telephone: None
Age: 57                                         Link to document
Date of birth: July 10, 1884
Place of birth: Knox, CO
State: Kentucky
Name of person who will know your address: Mrs. Ruth Scalf, Avoca, AR
Employer name: None
Place of business: Self - Avoca, Benton, AR


1930 Tulsa CO OK                       2 April 1930               Tulsa

SCALF, John Head 42 1888 AR KY KY
           Ruth Wife 36 1894 KY AR AR
           Virgil Son 22 1908 AR AR KY
           Ledford Son 21 1909 AR AR KY
           Lonnie  Dau 14 1916 AR AR KY
           Marie Dau 11 1919 AR AR KY
           Buford Son   9 1921 AR AR KY
           Don Son   7 1923 AR AR KY
           Carl Son   3 1927 AR AR KY


1940 Benton CO AR                       11 April 1940                         Brightwater  

SCALF, John C. Head 56 1884 KY
            Ruth Wife 46 1894 AR
            Buford Son 19 1921 AR
            Don Son 17 1923 AR
            Loyd Son 13 1927 AR
            Norma L. Dau 10 1930 AR
            Leroy Son   5 1935 AR

  

VIRGIL F. SCALF
Son of
John Scalf & Ruth Ann Reed
Virgil<John<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Virgil Scalf son of John Scalf and Ruth Ann Reed was born December 7, 1907 in Dardenelle, AR and died April 1979. On December 14, 1941, we find Virgil Scalf on board the SS Lula that is sailing from Cristobal, Canal Zone to New Orleans.  Virgil appears to be a Merchant Mariner and his United States address was Corpus Christi, TX. The S.S. Ulua, named for a river in Honduras, was operated by the United Fruit Company in the Caribbean between 1919 and 1942. She served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and in 1946 was retired to the James River Fleet and scrapped. No further information. 

Link to original record   

Virgil married Esther Evelyn Gotcher. We have no marriage date at this time. Esther was born August 19, 1914 in Arkansas and died April 2, 1993 in Eucha (Delaware Co.) Oklahoma. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

We believe Virgil and Esther were married before 1934 for their son, Donald, was born in 1934 and tragically killed by a train in 1955. Another son, Raymond, was born April 15, 1941 and died tragically from an accidental gunshot wound at Choctaw, Oklahoma on March 16, 1952. Several newspaper clippings were found concerning Raymond’s death. From the newspaper clippings and the obituary of Donald Scalf, we confirm that Virgil and Esther had at least six children.

Children of Virgil Scalf and Esther Gotcher:

     1) Donald Scalf born 1934 and died 1955. Donald married Shirley May Dimmick born 1936 and died 1955; One child.
     2)
Marilyn Scalf.
     3)
Betty J. Scalf Beeson.
     4)
Barry Scalf.
     5)
Raymond Scalf, born April 15, 1941. Raymond died March 16, 1952 in Choctaw, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. He was buried at the Elmwood Cemetery in Choctaw, Oklahoma.
     6)
Allan Scalf born about 1945 in Oklahoma.


1940 Benton CO AR                       11 April 1940                         Brightwater  

SCALF, Virgil Head 32 1908 AR
         Ester Wife 26 1914 AR
         Betty J. Dau   8 1932 AR
         Donnie Son   6 1934 AR

Newspaper Clipping of Raymond Scalf from Find a Grave online:
Raymond was only 11 years old and attending 4th grade in Choctaw, Oklahoma, when he was a victim in a shooting accident. His entire class attended the funeral and all of his classmates were deeply shocked and saddened by his loss. In his remarks, the Minister stated that only a week before in Sunday School class during group discussions that Raymond had said that he was ready to go to Heaven whenever he was called. No one could have guessed that he would be called so soon. Raymond was a quiet boy, very friendly, who always had a smile on his face for everybody. His death was a tragedy for the entire Choctaw community.

News Article, The Oklahoman, March 17, 1952
Choctaw Boy Falls on Rifle, Is Killed. An 11-year old farm boy was killed Sunday afternoon when a .22 caliber rifle was accidentally discharged at his farm home, two miles southeast of Choctaw. The victim,
Raymond Scalf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Scalf, was pronounced dead after his father rushed him to the Rutherford Clinic in Midwest City. He was shot under the left arm. Scalf told E.A. Capshaw and Ertie Tomlinson, deputy sheriffs, the gun was discharged after the boy dropped it near the barn. 'Raymond had been hunting rabbits during the afternoon and I told him to clean the gun and put it away,' the father said. 'He left the house to go to the barn and I heard an explosion. When I got there, Raymond cried that he had been shot. He said he dropped the gun and fell on top of it.' The boy's younger brother, Allen, 7, witnessed the shooting.

News Article, The Oklahoman, March 17, 1952
Brother's Shotgun Kills Choctaw Boy. An 11-year old Choctaw farm boy was killed Sunday when his little brother accidentally discharged a gun while cleaning it in their home. Raymond Owen Scalf, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Virgil Scalf, died in an ambulance rushing him to the Rutherford clinic at Midwest City. Raymond and his 7-year old brother, Allen, had returned to their farm home 2 1/2 miles south of Choctaw shortly after noon from a crow hunt. Allen's gun fired as he cleaned it. The shot struck his brother in the left side. Mr. and Mrs. Scalf rushed to Choctaw with the wounded boy and were met by an ambulance. The youth was dead on arrival at the clinic. Coroner W. H. Ivy, Midwest City Justice of Peace, ruled the death as accidental. Services will be announced by Thompson funeral home, Midwest City.

Tragedy again struck the family of Virgil and Esther when they lost their son, Donald, his wife and infant child when they were struck by a train while traveling to Michigan just three years after the death of their son, Raymond. Donald, Shirley and their child are buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

News Article, The Oklahoman, December 30, 1955
Choctaw Rites Today for Scalf Parents, Infant. Joint services for Donald Scalf, 21, his wife, Shirley May, 19, and their 11-month old daughter, Sheree Jean, who were killed last weekend when their car ws struck by a train, will be 2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Choctaw cemetery under direction of Hunter Funeral Home, Oklahoma City. The Choctaw family was killed Saturday during a vacation trip to Carelton, Michigan. Scalf's survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Scalf, of Choctaw; two sisters, Marilyn Scalf, Carelton, Michigan, and Mrs. Betty Beeson, 821 Ferguson Drive, Midwest City, and two brothers, Alan and Barry Scalf, both of Carelton. His wife's mother, Mrs. Lilly Dimmick, of Choctaw, two sisters and six brothers, also survive.

(Courtesy - Shirley Tauer)

 

JAMES LEDFORD SCALF
Son of
John Scalf & Ruth Ann Reed
James<John<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

James Scalf, son of John Scalf & Ruth Ann Reed, was born July 30, 1910 in Yell CO, Arkansas and died December 27, 1993 in Sedona, Coconino, Arizona. James married Velma Vera Long on July 18, 1934 in Benton County, AR. Velma was born January 26, 1914 in California and died January 17, 2002 in Cottonwood, Yavapai, Arizona.

(Link to marriage document)


1940 Los Angeles CO CA                             8 April 1940                            Whittier

SCALF, James Head 29 1911 AR
           Velma Wife 26 1914 CA
           Richard  Son   4 1936 AR
           Gerry Ann    Dau 0/12 1940 CA

 

LORENE SCALF
Daughter of
John Scalf & Ruth Ann Reed
Lorene<John<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lorene Scalf, daughter of John Scalf & Ruth Ann Reed, was born about 1916 in Benton County, AR. Lorene married Clayton Jones on September 12, 1936 in Benton County, AR.

(Link to marriage document of Clayton Jones and Lorene Scalf)

1940 Woods CO OK                    April 1940                    Alva

JONES, Clayton Head 27 1913 KY
           Lorene  Wife 24 1916 AR
           Patricia Ann Dau   3 1937 AR
           Richard Lee Son   1 1939 OK


 

MARIE SCALF
Daughter of
John Scalf & Ruth Ann Reed
Marie<John<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Marie Scalf, daughter of John Scalf & Ruth Ann Reed, was born about 1919 in Benton County, AR. Marie married Carroll Lee on March 9, 1940 in Benton County, AR and later returned to his home in Cherryvale, Kansas.

(Link to marriage document)

1940 Montgomery CO KS                            4 April 1940                        Cherryvale

LEE, Carroll Head 31 1909 AR
          Marie Wife 21 1919 AR

 


CARL LLOYD SCALF
Son of
John Scalf & Ruth Ann Reed
Lloyd<John<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lloyd Scalf, son of John Scalf & Ruth Ann Reed, was born about 1927 in AR. Lloyd married Beverly Ann Tansey on July 22, 1950 in Benton County, AR. Lloyd was 23 years old and Beverly was 21 years old.

(Link to marriage document)
 

WILLIAM DANIEL SCALF
Son of
James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson
Daniel<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Daniel Scalf, son of James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson was born about 1891 (Census) in Kentucky. Daniel married Ester Scalf according to Scalf Family History, page 46.  However, a descendant of Cordia Scalf stated that Dan’s first wife was Nellie Hill. However, Nellie’s grandparents were living in the home of Dan and Nellie in Oklahoma. Her grandparents were Robert and Martha Underwood. We do not know if these were paternal or maternal grandparents.

(Link to Dan Scalf and Nellie Hill marriage document)

Nellie and Dan were married April 2, 1917. Dan was 24 years old and Nellie was 16 years old.

The granddaughter of Cordia Scalf Goins Allstot, sister of Dan, stated that Dan had three daughters. Two of the daughters burned to death in a fire and the third, Faye, married Henry P. Smith and lived in Texas. The 1920 census of Oklahoma shows Dan and Nellie with daughter Vera. We do not know if Vera was Vera Faye or if she was one of the daughters that died.

By 1930, Dan Scalf is divorced and has returned to Kentucky. He is living with his aunt, Malinda Scalf, and her family. Eventually, Dan married Hester Scalf, the daughter of Malinda Scalf, and they return to Oklahoma.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Dan Scalf
Age: 24
Home Address: Boonesville, AR                       (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: December 22, 1893
Where born: Flat Lake (Lick), KY
Present occupation: Lumbering
Name of employer: Scott CO, land and lumber
Place of employment: Logan County
Height: Medium
Build: Stout
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Light
Date: June 5, 1917

1920 Oklahoma CO OK          15 & 16 January 1920            Precinct #2

SCALF, Dan W. Head 29 1891 KY KY USA
          Nellie L. Wife 19 1901 AR AR AR
          Vera B. Dau 1 9/12 1918 AR KY AR
UNDERWOOD, Robert Wife's g-father 67 1853 AR KY MO
UNDERWOOD, Martha E. Wife's g-mother 64 1856 AR TX MO


1930 Knox CO KY                     4 April 1930                           Artemus - Mag District #4     

SCALF, Malinda Head 55 1875 TN TN TN    Widow
            Dora  Dau 35 1895 TN KY TN
            Hester Dau 24 1906 TN KY TN
            Martha Dau 20 1910 KY KY TN
            Elmar Son 13 1917 KY KY TN
            Virgie G-dau 14 1916 KY TN KY
            David  G-son 12 1918 KY TN KY
            Amis G-son   9 1921 KY TN KY
            Daniel Nephew 40 1890 MO MO MO     Divorced
            Hester Dau   5 1925 KY KY KY
            Edna Dau   3 1927 KY KY KY
            Martha  Dau   1 1929 KY KY KY


1940  Oklahoma CO OK                    3 May 1940                            Choctaw

SCALF, William Dan Head 49 1891 KY
             Ester Wife 34 1906 KY

  

  JOYCE ELLEN SCALF
Daughter of
James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson
Joyce Ellen<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Joyce Ellen Scalf daughter of James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson was born about 1893 (Census) in Kentucky before the family moved to Arkansas. She was the last child born in Kentucky according to census records.

Joyce married first to Willie Ross in Pope County, Arkansas and was found in the home of her parents in 1910 with her husband and first child Hester. Hester was two months old in 1910 estimating a birth date of February 1910.


1910 Pope CO AR            28 April 1910               Dover Township

SCALF, James Head 48 1862 KY KY KY
(Jackson), Mary Wife 44 1866 KY KY KY
           Martha Dau 27 1883 KY KY KY
           Maggie Dau 24 1886 KY KY KY
           John Son 22 1888 KY KY KY
           Dan Son 20 1890 KY KY KY
ROSS, Ellen Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY       Married 2 years - 1 child born and 1 living
ROSS, Willie Son in law 20 1890 AR KY UKN    Married 2 years
ROSS, Hster G-dau 2/12 1910 AR AR KY
SCALF, James Son 15 1895 AR KY KY
           Axie Dau 12 1898 AR KY KY
           Condie  Son   9 1901 AR KY KY  (daughter)
           Saul Dau ?   7 1903 AR KY KY  (son)
           Dora  Son   5 1905 AR KY KY
           Sherman Son   2 1908 AR KY KY


By 1920, Joyce and Willie were living in Johnson County, Arkansas and had two more daughters Audie and Ruth born 1903 and 1905 respectively.

1920 Johnson CO AR                            20-21 January 1920                    McKennon 

ROSS, Will Head 32 1888 AR UKN UKN
       Joice Wife 27 1893 KY KY KY
       Hester   Dau   9 1901 AR KY KY
       Audie  Dau   7 1903 AR KY KY
       Ruth  Dau 4 9/12 1905 AR KY KY

The 1930 census finds Joyce remarried to Lynn Owens and living in Sebastian County, Arkansas. This census is somewhat confusing concerning the children of Joyce. It appears Joyce might have been married between her marriage to Willie Ross and Lynn Owens due to the stepchild in the home in 1930 named Irene Davis.

The relationship of Irene Davis to Lynn Owens is stepdaughter suggesting she was a child of Joyce; therefore, since Irene was born 1925 she could not have been Audie from the 1920 census because Audie was born around 1913 and most likely married by 1930. We believe there was another marriage before Lynn Owens.  We also believe Lynn and Joyce had a son named J. C. Owens born 1932.

An email message from a descendent states the following concerning Lynn Owens – Joyce Ellen Scalf family:

Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 10:05 PM

”That’s my grandfather!!!  I would love to learn more about Joyce and if she had any children with my grandfather.  There is a story that they had a child named J.C. b 12 Jan 1932.  I'll have to look up what other info that I have.  I am getting ready to go out of town for a few days so it may be a little while for me to dig up the info.  I'll be happy to share what I know or at least what I have been told.  I'm so glad to have found Joyce.” (Courtesy of Christine Owen Butts)


1930 Sebastian CO AR      8 April 1930    Upper Township                    Fort Smith

OWENS, Lynn E. Head 42 1888 AL USA USA
            Joyce E. Wife 37 1893 KY KY KY
WILSON, Hester (Step) Dau 20 1910 AR MO KY
ROSS, Helen Step dau   9 1921 AR MO KY
DAVIS, Irene Step dau   5 1925 OK LA KY
ROSS, Ruth Step dau 16 1914 AR MO KY
SCALF, Martha Sister in law 48 1882 KY KY KY
Wilson, Lawrence G-son 2 3/12 1928 OK MO AR

  

JAMES J. SCALF
Son of
James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson
 James<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf 

 James “Jimmie” Scalf, son of James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson, was born November 6, 1898 and died May 1950. James married 1) Dove Reed and 2) Gertrude Whitlock. Gertrude was born November 1, 1907 and died July 7, 1998. James and Gertrude with their daughter Wanda were found on the 1930 census living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. By 1940, Jim and Gertrude were living in Bryan, Oklahoma with three children and Martha Scalf, the sister of Jim Scalf.

(Link to Jim Scalf and Dovie Reed marriage document)

(Link to Jim Scalf and Gertrude Whitlock marriage document)

A few years after the divorce of James and Dovie Scalf, Dovie married J. S. Briggs on April 18, 1938 in Yell County, AR. (Link to marriage document)

Children of James Scalf and Gertrude Whitlock

1) Wanda May Scalf - Wanda was born in Oklahoma on October 3, 1928.  She died March 31, 1991. Wanda was married several times, and her first husband was Joseph "Blackie" Lopez.  He was on leave from the Navy in Oklahoma City when they met.  Joseph was born in New York and was dark and handsome.  I heard Wanda tell that she married him to "get out of OK". After his Naval tour was over, they moved to Los Angeles. She had a daughter, Frances June Lopez, on October 17, 1949. The marriage was rocky. Wanda was extremely beautiful (she looked very much like Elizabeth Taylor only with a turned-up nose) and Blackie was very jealous.  However, she gave birth to a son, Joseph, who died at birth.  It was said that Blackie’s jealousy and the death of her son depressed Wanda and she left/divorced Blackie. (Courtesy of Linda Fleshman)  

Wanda's second husband was Victor Rowe. They married in California but moved to Kansas where he was working.  That marriage, too, was not to last.  No children were born, but two years after the divorce, and a move back to Los Angeles, they re-kindled their love and re-married. Well, again, that marriage ended in divorce, but strangely, they remained friends until he died many years later. She remarried for the last time to Ralph Spark. They lived in Los Angeles, CA, until they both retired – fairly wealthy.  Ralph was a captain in the Merchant Marines with 40 years at sea. Wanda worked for Northrop in Los Angeles. Both retired to Arizona. They lived across the Colorado River from Laughlin, NV in Riviera, AZ. She died of kidney cancer in March 1991.  Her only living daughter, Frances Lopez Mahoney, lives in Las Vegas. She married John Mahoney and had two sons: Bryan Mahoney, Jonathon Mahoney and one daughter (different father) Brandy Mahoney (Courtesy of Linda Fleshman)

2) James Truman Scalf - (my father) was born March 27, 1932, in Oklahoma.  He died of lung cancer on August 7, 1994. Being the oldest son, Gertrude relied on ‘JT’ (as she called him) all of his life.  His father (my grandfather) – James died in May 1950.  That was four months before I was born.  My father was only 18 and had only been married a little over a year.  With a new wife and soon to be new daughter, he moved in with Gertrude and all the other brothers in a rural area just outside Oklahoma City.  From the old photos I have seen, it was a very rustic, small house.  James had married a local ‘auburn-haired’ beauty, Dortcha Stiles.  They had two children: Linda Eilene Scalf born September 17, 1950 (me) and James Clinton Scalf born September 1, 1952.  That rocky marriage lasted 19 years.

Jim married Phyllis Trueblood in 1970s.  They had one daughter, Regina Kay Scalf.  Phyllis was killed in a tragic accident and many years later, Jim was married for the last time to Caren Maxine Estes (she had been married two times prior, so I do not know what her maiden name was).  They did not have any children and remained married until he died.

Jim’s daughter, Linda Scalf, married Richard Fleshman and had two daughters: Leatha Michele Fleshman Pearce (married to Chris Pearce with one son, Landon).  Misty Dawn Fleshman Blazi (married and divorced from Greg Blazi) has three sons: Taylor, Derrik and James Blazi).

Jim’s son, James Clinton Scalf, died on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1978.  He was 25 years old.  He married once, for about a year, and had no children.

Jim’s daughter, Regina ‘Gina’ Kay Scalf from marriage with Phyllis, has been married three times with one son from the first marriage: Brandon Shultza.  Her second husband, Donald Anderson, died in 2001.  She remarried Brett Clark two years later.  They are still married with no other children. (Courtesy of Linda Fleshman)  

3) Raymond "Ray" Mitchell Scalf - was born in Oklahoma on September 16, 1938 and is the only living son of Gertrude and James. He was in the Navy in the Pacific. He has been married three times.  Ray's first wife was Wilma – two sons Mitchell and Eric (after divorce, Wilma took boys and they were adopted by her second husband.  They no longer have use the Scalf name, are in their late 40s and live in San Diego area).  Ray's second wife was Elnora Hamm Brown (her second marriage, too) Ray and Elnora had two children: Kimberly Kay Scalf  and Raymond "Mitch" Scalf Jr. Kim is not married.  Mitch has been married twice.  He and his second wife, Kristen, have two young sons: Jack Scalf and Will Scalf.  Both Kim and Mitch are in their early 40s.

After Raymond divorced Elnora, he married Terri. They had one son, Ryan Scalf.  Terri and Raymond had a very short marriage, and when they divorced, she left Ryan with Raymond.  He raised him alone and is still unmarried.  Ryan is 26 and in the Army.  He has been in Iraq twice and is ‘overseas’ now.  We have not been told where, but I’m sure Ray knows, but he keeps to himself now. He is retired and lives alone in the country where he enjoys hunting and fishing and comes to visit Kim and Mitch several times a year. (Courtesy of Linda Fleshman)  

4) Donald Wayne Scalf - was born in Oklahoma December 18, 1940 and died July 1974 of colon cancer.  He never married and lived in Los Angeles most of his life. Donald was the first of the children to die. He died of cancer in Hurst, Texas. He was a gentle, quite man with a dry wit and didn’t think cars were necessary. He never learned to drive. He walked everywhere he went. Of all the Scalf boys, he was the only one tall and slender. All the others were tall but not skinny. (Courtesy of Linda Fleshman)  

5) Thomas Benjamin Scalf - was born in Oklahoma on May 5, 1943. He died of colon cancer on November 1, 1977. Thomas was married twice.  His first wife was Sherri and they had one son, Tommy Scalf.  He died of cancer at a young age.  His second wife was Sharon. (Courtesy of Linda Fleshman)

6) Harvey Lee Scalf - was born January 14, 1947 and died of cancer in May 1985. His wife, Ann, and he had one son; Harvey Lee Scalf Jr. who was born in 1974. (Courtesy of Linda Fleshman)  

WWI Registration Card

Name: James Scalf
Age: 21
Home Address: Talco, TX, Route 2                       (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: November 6, 1896
Born: Clarkville, AR, USA
Farther's birthplace: Kentucky, USA
Name of employer: Mrs. Mary E. Scalf
Place of employment: Booneville, AR
Nearest Relative:  Mrs. Mary E. Scalf - mother
Address of relative: Booneville, AR 
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Light brown
Color of Hair:  Dark Brown
Date:  June 5, 1918

 
1930 Oklahoma CO OK            April 1930                Oklahoma City

SCALF, James Head 33 1897 AR KS KS
(Whitlock), Gertrude Wife 23 1907 AR AR AR
               Wanda A. Dau 1 7/12 1928 AR AR AR


1940 Lincoln CO OK                  12 - 13 April 1940                            Bryon 

SCALF, Jim J. Head 45 1895 AR
        Gertrude  Wife 31 1909 AR
        Wanda May   Dau 11 1929 AR
        James T.  Son   8 1932 Ok
        Raymond Son   1 1939 OK
        Martha Sister 63 1877 KY


 

AXIE SCALF
Daughter of
James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson
Axie<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Axie Scalf, daughter of James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson was born about 1898 (Census) in Arkansas. Axie appears twice on the census records with her family. She was listed on the Yell County, Arkansas census with her family at age 2 and again in Pope County, Arkansas with her family at age 12. Axie was not found after these two censuses and although it is very likely she married 1910–1920, we believe she might also have died. No marriage has been found for her under the name of Axie Scalf.

Axie’s brother James was the first child born in Arkansas in 1895 and her sister Joyce Ellen was born about 1892-1893 in Kentucky, so the family moved from Kentucky sometime between 1893-1895.



CORDIE SCALF
Son of
James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson
Cordie<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Cordie Scalf, daughter of James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson was born November 20, 1900 and died November 26, 1989 in Fort Smith, AR.  Cordie married first to Henry Harrison Goins on February 18, 1916 in Yell County, AR. Harrison was born June 29, 1891 and died July 30, 1946 in Benton County, AR. A large part of this information was contributed by Cordie’s granddaughter whose name and email address was lost by the author in a computer crash. Some of the following information was noted on paper copy.

(Link to marriage document of Harrison Goins and Cordia Scalf)

(Link to marriage document of Ruby Altstatt and Cordia Scalf Goins)

Cordie Scalf second husband was Rueben "Ruby" Altstatt. They were married on August 20, 1932 in Crawford County, AR. Ruby was born June 11, 1900 in AR and died August 1974 in Fort Smith, AR.

Cordie Scalf married:


     1)
Henry Harrison Goins
     2)
 Rueben "Ruby" Alganon Allstott.

(Unknown Descendent)

1920 Sequoyah CO OK                        13 January 1920                        Paw Paw

GOINS, Harrison Head 29 1891 AR KY MO
           Corda Wife 19 1901 AR KY KY
           Marie Dau 1 4/12 1918 AR AR AR


1930 Sebastian CO AR                    7 April 1930                                Fort Smith

MCLAUGHLIN, W. Richard Head 74 1866 AR TN GA
              Laura Wife 75 1865 AR TN TN
GOINS, Cordie Roomer 29 1901 AR KY KY               Widow
          Marie Roomer 11 1919 AR USA AR
ROBERTSON, Rodney R. Roomer 36 1894 AR MO KY
ROBERTSON, (Unknown)                  Roomer 28 1902 IN IN OH


1940 Sebastian CO AR                        13 April 1940                            Fort Smith

ALTSTATT, Ruby Head 39 1901 AR
           Cordia Wife 39 1901 AR
           Shirley Jean Dau   4 1936 AR

 

SOLOMON “SOLLIE” SCALF
Son of
James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson
Sol<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Sollie Scalf, son of James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson, was born about 1903 (Census) in Arkansas according to the 1930 census of Oklahoma and died 1942 in AR.  Scalf Family History did not list the name of Sollie’s wife; however the granddaughter of Cordie Scalf, Goins Allstot, stated her name was Myrtle Baker. The 1930 census of Tulsa Co. Oklahoma lists her given name as Fannie. We believe she was Myrtle Frances “Fannie” Baker Scalf. However, a marriage document lists Clarence Baker as the wife of Sollie Scalf. So, at this time, the given name or nickname of Sollie Scalf's is not clear.

(Link to marriage document)

1930 Tulsa CO OK                       6 April 1930               Tulsa

SCALF, Sollie Head 27 1903 AR KY KY
(Baker), Fannie Wife 25 1905 OK ?? ??

 

DORA LORANE SCALF
Daughter of
James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson
Dora<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Dora Scalf, daughter of James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson, was born about 1905 in Arkansas. Dora married Albert Knight on July 31, 1925 in Sebastian CO, AR.

(Link to marriage document)

1930 Crawford CO AR                    23 April 1930                    Dora

KNIGHT, Albert Head 32 1898 AR AR AR
          Dora Wife 24 1906 AR AR AR
          Albert, Jr. Son 4 1/12 1926 AR AR AR

  
 

SHERMAN N. SCALF
Son of
James M. Scalf & Mary Jackson
Sherman<James M<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Sherman Scalf, son of James M. Scalf and Mary Jackson was born about 1908 (Census) in Arkansas.  His wife was Pearl.  This is all the information we have for Sherman at this time.  (Granddaughter of Cordia Scalf Goins Allstot)

Sherman and Pearl were found on the 1930 census of Tulsa Oklahoma.

1930 Tulsa CO OK            9 April 1930               Tulsa

SCALF, Sherman Head 22 1908 AR USA USA
             Pearl Wife 16 1914 AR UKN UKN

  

FRANCE “FRANK” SCALF
Son of
William M. Scalf & Joicy Jackson
France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

France “Frank” Scalf, the son of William M. Scalf and Joicy Jackson, was born July 10, 1866 and died May 23, 1929 in Knox County, KY. Even though Frances appears on several records, descendents of Frank Scalf state that Frank's given name was France. Frank married Melinda Jackson, the daughter of Greenberry Jackson and Martha Mills, in Knox County, KY on July 26, 1887.  The 1898 –1904 Knox County School Census shows Solomon (Solley), Dora, Maude and Nancy (Mossie?) attending school in those years.

(Link to death certificate of France "Frank" Scalf)

(Link to death certificate of Melinda (Linda) Scalf)

Frank and Melinda were followed on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census. Frank died May 29, 1929, and Melinda was found as head of house in 1930 and listed as a widow.  Daniel Scalf, a son of James M. Scalf (a brother of Frank), was living with Melinda and the children in 1930. Melinda (Linda / Lindie) died October 24, 1941 at her home in Artemus, Kentucky.

(Photographs - courtesy of Shirley Hembree)

 

Children of France "Frank" Scalf and Melinda Jackson:

     1) Solomon Scalf
     2) Dora Scalf
     3) Maude Scalf
     4) Mossie Scalf
     5) William Scalf
     6) Ada "Addie" Scalf
     7) Hester Scalf
     8) Edna Scalf
     9) Martha Scalf
   10) Tressie Scalf
   11) Greenberry Scalf
   12) Elmer Scalf, Sr.


1898 Knox County, KY School Census

Parent or Guardian

Children

Age of Male

 Frances Scalf

Solomon Scalf

8


1900 Knox
County, KY School Census

Parent or Guardian

Children

Age of Male

Age of Female

District

 France Scalf

Solly Scalf

10

 

#40

  Dora Scalf

 

8

 
  Maudie Scalf  

6

 


1900 Knox CO KY            4 June 1900            Mag #2, Voting Precinct #5       

SCALF, Frances Head 32 1868 KY KY KY Married July 26, 1887
           Malinda   Wife 25 1875 KY KY KY  
           Solomon Son 10 1890 KY KY KY  
           Dora Dau   8 1892 KY KY KY  
           Maud Dau   6 1894 KY KY KY  
           Mossie Dau   2 1898 KY KY KY  
           William Son 1/12 1900 KY KY KY  (Appears to have died very young - does not show up on later records)

1901 – 1903 Knox County, KY School Census
(The years 1901 – 1903 are combined)

Parent or Guardian

Children

Age of Male

Age of Female

District

 France Scalf

Solly Scalf

13

 

#44

  Dora Scalf

 

11

 
  Maudie Scalf  

 9

 


1904 Knox County, KY School Census

Parent or Guardian

Children

Age of Male

Age of Female

District

 Francis Scalf

Solomon

13

 

#67

  Dory

 

11

 
  Maudy  

10

 
  Nancy (Mossie?)  

  6

 


1910 Knox CO KY            4-5 May 1910      Road Fork, Stinking Creek 

SCALF, Frank Head 42 1868 KY KY KY
           Malinda Wife 36 1874 KY KY KY
           Sollie Son 20 1890 KY KY KY
           Dora   Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY
           Maudie Dau 16 1894 KY KY KY
           Mossie Dau 12 1898 KY KY KY
           Ada  Dau   7 1903 KY KY KY   (Addie?)


1920 Knox CO KY            15 January 1920                Precinct #4            Artemus

SCALF, Frank Head 53 1867 KY KY KY  
(Jackson), Melinda Wife 47 1873 KY KY KY  
           Dora Dau 27 1893 KY KY KY  
           Mossie  Dau 21 1899 KY KY KY  
           Mattie Dau 17 1903 KY KY KY  (Addie?)
           Hester   Dau 15 1905 KY KY KY  
           Edna Dau 13 1907 KY KY KY  
           Martha Dau 11 1909 KY KY KY  
           Tracy Dau   8 1912 KY KY KY  
          Greenberry      Son   6 1914 KY KY KY  
          Elmer Son   3 1817 KY KY KY  


1930 Knox CO KY            4 April 1930            Artemus - Mag District #4     

SCALF, Malinda Head 55 1875 TN TN TN       Widow
            Dora  Dau 35 1895 TN KY TN
            Hester Dau 24 1906 TN KY TN
            Martha Dau 20 1910 KY KY TN    
            Elmar Son 13 1917 KY KY TN
            Virgie G-dau 14 1916 KY TN KY      (Daughter of Sollie & Ellen Scalf)
            David  G-son 12 1918 KY TN KY      (Son of Sollie & Ellen Scalf)
            Amis G-son   9 1921 KY TN KY      (Son of Sollie & Ellen Scalf)
            Daniel Nephew 40 1890 MO MO MO     Divorced - (Son of James M. Scalf)

  
1940 Knox CO KY                4 April 1940                        Artemus

SCALF, Malinda Head 66 1874 KY           Widow
          Elmer Son 22 1918 KY
          Vergie G-dau 24 1916 KY        (Daughter of Sollie & Ellen Scalf)
          Amis  G-son 18 1922 KY        (Son of Sollie & Ellen Scalf)


 

SAMUEL SOLOMON SCALF
Son of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Solomon<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Solomon Scalf, (aka Sol) son of Frank Scalf and Malinda Jackson, was born about April 9, 1889 and died March 25, 1989. (Link to Samuel Scalf death certificate)  Sol married:

     1) Ellen Jackson - They married in Clay County, Kentucky January 23, 1915.  Ellen was born March 18, 1896 and died July 10, 1921. (Link to Ellen Scalf's death certificate). When Ellen died, the three children, Virgie, David Larkin, and Amos, were placed in the home of Solomon's parents. Frank and Malinda Scalf raised the three children of Sol and Ellen Jackson Scalf and they are found with Malinda on the 1930 census after Frank's death in 1929.

Sollie was listed as divorced on the marriage documents when he married Lizzie Pierce, his second wife. She was listed as a widow. Family members do not know why he was listed as divorced. Ellen was the daughter of Larkin Jackson and Sarah Hubbard. (Courtesy of Shirley Scalf Hembree)

     2)
 Lizzie Pierce - Sol and Lizzie were married the first time on February 14, 1922. Their first child, Audrey, was born about November 26, 1922. Sol and Lizzie were divorced and then remarried again on September 1, 1924.   

(Link to first marriage record of Sollie Scalf and Lizzie Miller)

(Link to second marriage record of Sollie Scalf and Lizzie Pierce)

 


(Photograph courtesy of Ona Scalf)

 

Children of Sollie Scalf and Ellen Jackson:   

     1)
 Virginia "Virgie" Scalf - married Neely Warren.
     2)
 David Scalf - married Bertha Lou Bunch.
     3)
 Amos Scalf - married Wilma Rowland.

Children of Sollie Scalf and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pierce: (Link to photograph of children)  (Photograph courtesy of Shirley Hembree)

     1) Audrey Scalf - born November 26, 1922 in Knox County, KY; married William L. Epperson.
     2) Jessie Scalf - born August 8, 1925 and died September 28, 1927 in Knox County, KY  (Link to Jessie Scalf death certificate)
     3) Margaret Scalf - born December 4, 1926 in Knox County, KY and died November 29, 2000 in Greencastle, IN. She married James A. Tye.
     4) Mollie Scalf - born January 21, 1928 and died January 21, 1928 in Knox County, KY  (Link to Mollie Scalf death certificate)
     5) Dewey Scalf (twin) - born December 22, 1928 in Knox County, KY.
     6) Opal Scalf (twin) - born December 22, 1928 in Knox County, KY.
     7) Reta Scalf - born October 3, 1930 and died February 10, 2005 in London, KY. Reta married Carl Conley McQueen.
     8) Joe Frank Scalf - born December 15, 1933 in Knox County, KY. Frank married Gerthia Johnson October 31, 1957 Laurel Co. KY.
     9) Lorene "Toots" Scalf - born November 17, 1935 and died December 2, 1989.
   10) Raymond Turner Scalf - born August 8, 1938; married Elizabeth Keller September 22, 1959 in Laurel County, KY.
    
WWI Registration Card

Name:  Sollie Scalf
Age:  27
Home Address:  Ogle, KY              (Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  April 4, 1890
Born:  Knox CO, KY
Employed:  Farmer
Married:  Wife and one child
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Brown
Color of Hair:  Black
Date:  June 5, 1917

1920 Clay CO KY                        27 January 1920            Otter Creek – Precinct #8

SCALF, Sol Head 30 1890 KY KY KY
(Jackson), Ellen Wife 23 1897 KY KY KY
          Bertie Dau   4 1916 KY KY KY (Virgie)
          Larkin Son   2 1918 KY KY KY (David)


1930 Knox CO KY            2 April 1930            District #2 – Artemus

SCALF, Sollie Head 40 1890 KY KY KY
            Lizzie  Wife 37 1893 KY KY KY
            Audrey Dau   7 1923 KY KY KY
            Margaret Dau 3 1/12 1927 KY KY KY
            Dewey  Son 2 1/12 1928 KY KY KY
            Othie  Dau 2 1/12 1928 KY KY KY


1940 Laurel CO KY                        9 May 1940                        District 4

SCALF, Sollie Head 50 1890 KY
        Lizzie Wife 45 1895 KY
        Audrey  Dau 17 1923 KY
        Margaret  Dau 13 1927 KY
        Dewey  Son 11 1929 KY
        Reta Dau   9 1931 KY
        Joe Frank  Son   6 1934 KY
        Lorene Dau   4 1936 KY
        Raymond Son   1 1939 KY
        Jim Uncle 83 1857 KY                Widower

 

VIRGINIA "VIRGIE" SCALF
Daughter of
Solomon Scalf & Ellen Jackson
Virginia<Solomon<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Virginia "Virgie" Scalf, the daughter of Solomon Scalf and Ellen Jackson, was born December 4, 1915 and died March 9, 1999. Virgie Scalf married Neely Warren. They lived in Himyar, Kentucky and moved to Ohio in 1986.

(Link to a photograph of Virgie Scalf Warren)

Children of Neely Warren and Virginia "Virgie" Scalf::

     1) John Warren
     2) Amos Warren
 

DAVID LARKIN SCALF
Son of
Solomon Scalf & Ellen Jackson
David<Solomon<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalfher

David Scalf, son of Solomon Scalf and Ellen Jackson, was born September 3, 1917 and died November 11, 1994 in North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio. David married Bertha Lou Bunch.   

Child of David Scalf and Bertha Lou Bunch:

     1) Shirley Scalf

1930 Knox CO KY                            4 April 1930                              Artemus - Mag District #4     

SCALF, Malinda Head 55 1875 TN TN TN       Widow
            Dora  Dau 35 1895 TN KY TN
            Hester Dau 24 1906 TN KY TN
            Martha Dau 20 1910 KY KY TN    
            Elmar Son 13 1917 KY KY TN
            Virgie G-dau 14 1916 KY TN KY      (Daughter of Sollie & Ellen Scalf)
            David  G-son 12 1918 KY TN KY      (Son of Sollie & Ellen Scalf)
            Amis G-son   9 1921 KY TN KY      (Son of Sollie & Ellen Scalf)
            Daniel Nephew 40 1890 MO MO MO     Divorced - (Son of James M. Scalf)


1940 Bartholomew CO OH                        4 April 1940                    Columbus

SCALF, David Head 21 1919 KY


 

AMOS SCALF
Son of
Solomon Scalf & Ellen Jackson
Amos<Solomon<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Amos Scalf, son of Solomon Scalf and Ellen Jackson, was born June 21, 1921 at Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky. Amos married Lela Wilson December 22, 1941. Lela was the daughter of James Wilson and Samantha Bennett. Lela gave birth to a daughter who died at birth or shortly thereafter. She had surgery for an ovarian tumor right after giving birth to their daughter and died from complications of the surgery. (Link to photograph of Lela Wilson Scalf)

 Amos Scalf married his second wife, Wilma Rowland, on September 6, 1947 at the First Baptist Church in Corbin, Kentucky. Wilma died November 26, 1992 at Corbin, Kentucky. They were the parents of two sons, Jerry W. Scalf and Dennis C. Scalf.

 Obituary

Amos Scalf, our beloved father and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at the Oak Tree Hospital in Corbin, KY. Amos was born on June 21, 1921 in Manchester, Clay County, KY. His parents were the late Sollie and Ellen Jackson Scalf. He married Wilma Rowland on September 6, 1947 at First Baptist Church in Corbin, she preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 1992 in Corbin. Also, Amos was preceded in death by a brother; David Scalf and (4) sisters; Virgie Warren, Margaret Tye, Reta McQueen and Lorene Scalf. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Corbin and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.  Amos and Wilma have (2) sons; Jerry W. Scalf and wife, Marsha of Thornville, OH and Dennis C. Scalf and wife, Ona of Corbin, (5) grandchildren; Joanna Kappel and husband Todd of SC, Shawn Scalf of OH, Melinda Applegate and husband John of OH, Tonya Eversole and husband Chris of GA, Derek Scalf of Corbin, (9) great grandchildren, (3) brothers; Dewey Scalf, Frank Scalf, and Raymond Scalf and a sister, Audrey Epperson all of London, KY. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 with Rev. Doyle Lester officiating. Burial followed in the Tuggle Family Cemetery in Whitley County, Kentucky.

O'Neil Funeral Home of Corbin, KY was in charge of all arrangements.

(Obituary of Amos Scalf courtesy of Ona Scalf)

 
DORA SCALF
Daughter of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Dora<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Dora Scalf, daughter of France “Frank” Scalf and Malinda Jackson was born about 1893 according to the 1920 Lee County, Virginia census record. Dora was living with her mother, Malinda Scalf, on the 1920 and 1930 census. However, Dora was found living with her sister and brother-in-law in 1920 Lee County, Virginia.  Dorie (as known to family) married Nelson “Nels” Messer in Bell County, Kentucky on January 23, 1935.  Dorie and Nels lived in Harlan County, Kentucky.  Dorie died November 1963 (the week of President Kennedy’s funeral).

1920 Lee CO VA                   28 April 1920                   St Charles Precinct

JACKSON, William A. Head 27 1893 KY KY KY
                 Maud Wife 24 1896 KY KY KY
JACKSON, Robert Brother 17 1903 KY KY KY
SCALF, Dora Sister in law 27 1893 KY KY KY

    

MAUDE SCALF
Daughter of
France “Frank” Scalf and Malinda Jackson
Maude<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Maude Scalf, daughter of Frank Scalf and Malinda Jackson was born about 1894 according to census records. She married William A. Jackson, brother of Ellen Jackson Scalf and wife of Solomon Scalf, on July 5, 1917.  Maude and her husband were found in Lee County, Virginia in 1920 with her sister Dora living in the home at age, 27 and William’s brother Robert, age 17.  

(Link to William Jackson and Maude Scalf marriage document)

1920 Lee CO VA                   28 April 1920                   St Charles Precinct

JACKSON, William A. Head 27 1893 KY KY KY
                 Maud Wife 24 1896 KY KY KY
JACKSON, Robert Brother 17 1903 KY KY KY
SCALF, Dora Sister in law 27 1893 KY KY KY



MOSSIE SCALF
Daughter of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Mossie<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mossie Scalf, daughter of France “Frank” Scalf, was born September 15, 1897 in Kentucky. Mossie married Harris Myrick. (We have no marriage date). Harris and Mossie were found on the 1930 Harlan County, Kentucky census with one daughter, Imogene. Mossie and Harris lived in Verda, Harlan County, Kentucky. They are buried in Evart Memorial Gardens in Harlan County.  Mossie died in 1990 and Harris passed in 1977.

Children of Harry Myrick and Mossie Scalf:

     1) Imogene Myrick - born November 22, 1925 in Knox County, KY 
     2) Faye Myrick
     3) Theda Myrick - born August 11, 1933 in Harlan County, KY

1930 Harlan CO KY                        19 April 1930                   District 2

MYRICK, Harry Head 25 1905 KY USA USA
           Mossie Wife 30 1900 KY KY KY
           Imogene Dau 4 5/12 1925 KY KY KY

 

ADA "ADDIE" SCALF
Daughter of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Ada<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ada “Addie” Scalf, daughter of France “Frank” Scalf and Malinda Jackson was born April 21, 1902 and died December 4, 1981 in Harlan County, KY. Ada married John Myrick, the brother of Harris Myrick, husband of Mossie Scalf. Addie and family lived in Loyall, Harlan County, Kentucky. Vernon Myrick, the son of John and Addie Myrick, died at a young age. He is buried in Artemus Cemetry in Artemus, Kentucky with his maternal grandparents, aunts and uncle.  Olene Myrick was an established steel guitarist.  He played with many country/western bands in his early days and appeared with bands at the Grand Ole Opry.  Both sons lived with their parents until their departure. Burgoyne had one son by a previous marriage. (Courtesy of Shirley Scalf Hembree)

1930 Harlan CO KY                        23 April 1930                   District 2

MYRICK, John Head 29 1901 KY KY KY
           Addie Wife 27 1903 KY KY KY
           Burgoyne Son   7 1923 KY KY KY
           Vernon Son   4 1926 KY KY KY   (died January 22, 1932)    (Link to death certificate)
           Preston Olene  Son 1 10/12 1928 KY KY KY




HESTER SCALF
Daughter of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Hester<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Hester Scalf, the daughter France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson, was born about 1905. On some documents, Esther is used instead of Hester. She married Daniel Scalf, the son of James M. Scalf, and lived in Poteau, Oklahoma until her death in early 1990s. They did not have any children, but Daniel had children by a previous marriage. 



EDNA M. SCALF
Daughter of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Edna<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Edna Scalf, the daughter of France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson, was born September 21, 1906 and died May 28, 2003 in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana. She married Rice Johnson and lived in Columbus, Indiana.

Children of Rice Johnson and Edna Scalf:

     1) Rice "R. J." Johnson, Jr.
     2) Don Johnson
     3) Evelyn Johnson
     4) Joanne Johnson
     5) Michael Johnson

 

MARTHA SCALF
Daughter of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Martha<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Martha Scalf, the daughter of France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson, was born September 9, 1910 and died February 12, 1939 in Harlan County, KY. She was hit by a car.

(Link to death certificate of Martha Scalf)
 

TRESSIE SCALF
Daughter of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Tressie<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Tressie Scalf, the daughter of France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson, was born March 26, 1911 and died June 13, 1925 in Knox county, KY.

 (Link to death certificate of Tressie Scalf)

GREENBERRY SCALF
Son of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Greenberry<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Greenberry Scalf, the Son of France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson, was born November 19, 1913 and died February 12, 1913.

 (Link to death certificate of Greenberry Scalf)

 

ELMER SCALF, SR.
Son of
France “Frank” Scalf & Malinda Jackson
Elmer<France "Frank"<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Elmer Scalf, son of France “Frank” Scalf and Malinda Jackson was born October 19, 1916 and died September 25, 1986 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Elmer married Rose Warren on May 16, 1942. Rose was born March 17, 1913 and died March 26, 1992 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rose was the daughter of Emily Woolum Warren. From the family bible, it was always Elmer’s belief that he was born in 1917. During a visit from his sister Addie, Elmer discovered that his birth year was actually 1916 as stated on his birth certificate.  Elmer was a World War II veteran.  Elmer purchased the Frank and Melinda Scalf home in Artemus, Kentucky on Ramsey Branch from the heirs after the death of his mother, Melinda.  He farmed, coal-mined and finally left Kentucky for work. He moved his family to Ohio around 1953 and sold the farm in the early 1960s.  Elmer's son, Elmer, Jr, was born in 1944 while his father was serving his country in Europe during the war. Elmer, Jr. never married. Elmer's daughter, Shirley, was born in 1949 and married Larry Hembree. Shirley and Larry have one daughter, Stephanie, born in 1976. Stephanie married Jeffrey Siegel in 2001 and they have one son, Colton, born in 2006.  Elmer and Rose also raised Brenda Warren, daughter of Virgie Scalf Warren’s son, John, as their own. (Courtesy of Shirley Scalf Hembree)

OBITUARY:

Elmer Scalf, Sr., 69, of Mount Carmel, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, died at his home September 25, 1986. Mr. Scalf was the son of the late Frank Scalf and Melinda Jackson Scalf and was born to them October 19, 1916 in Knox County.

Mr. Scalf was a retired machinist for the American Standard Co. He was a US Army veteran of World War II.

On May 16, 1942, he and Rose Warren united in marriage. Four sisters, Dora Messer, Addie Myrick, Tressie Scalf, and Martha Scalf, and two brothers, Samuel and Greenberry Scalf, preceded him in death.

Mr. Scalf leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Rose, of Mount Carmel, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Shirley) Hembree of Amelia, Ohio, Mrs. Brian (Brenda) Langdon of Goshen, Ohio; a son, Elmer Scalf, Jr. of Cinninnati, Ohio; three sisters, Mossie Myrick of Johnson City, Tennessee, Hester Scalf of Poteal, Oklahoma, Edna Johnson of Columbus, Indiana; three grandchildren and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel September 28, at 2 P. M. with Rev. John Partin officiating. Interment was in the Warren Family Cemetery at Himyar in Knox County.

Pallbearers were nephews and grandnephews of Mr. Scalf. Hopper Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

"From my father's and mother's obit you will find an additional person listed as daughter (Brenda). She is the daughter of Virgie Scalf Warren's son John. My parents raised her from a very young age and she called them mom and dad. Her children listed are step-children that considered my parents as grandparents." (Courtesy of Shirley Hembree)
 

SSDI
Name:  Elmer Scalf
SSN:  404-16-5145
Last Residence:  45244   Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States of America
Born:  19 Oct 1917
Died:  Sep 1986
State (Year) SSN issued:     Kentucky (Before 1951 )

Name:  Rose Scalf
SSN:  402-14-5021  
Last Residence:     45244   Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States of America
Born:  17 Mar 1913
Died:  26 Mar 1992
State (Year) SSN issued:  Kentucky (Before 1951 )


Ohio Deaths 1958-2000


Name:  Elmer Scalf
Gender:  Male
Date of Death:  25 September 1986
Birth Date:  19 October 1916
Volume:  26640
Certificate:  081776
Social Security Number:  404-16-5145
Marital Status:  Married
Hispanic Origin:  American
Place of Death:  Clermont County  
Certifier:  Physician  
Race:  White  
Birth Place:  Kentucky  
Residence:  Clermont County  
Age:  69 Years


KY BIRTH INDEX

Note:  The wife of Elmer Scalf and their two children

 

Name: Rosa Warren
Date of Birth: 17 Mar 1913

County:

Knox
Mother's name: Emily Woolum
Volume Number: 30
Certificate Number: 14844
Volume Year: 1913

From the Kentucky Birth Indexes, Elmer and Rose had a son Elmer Scalf born June 6, 1944. We have no further information on Elmer.

Name: Elmer Scalf
Date of Birth: 6 Jun 1944
County: Knox
Mother's name: Rose Warren
Volume Number: 074
Certificate Number: 36536
Volume Year: 1944

Also from the Kentucky Death Indexes, Elmer and Rose had a daughter, Shirley Scalf, born August 28, 1949.
"I was born at home and mother always said the doctor got the time wrong. Being born after midnight therefore all other records have August 29, 1949 as birthdate". (Courtesy of Shirley Hembree)
 
Name: Shirley Scalf
Date of Birth: 28 Aug 1949
County: Knox
Mother's name: Rose Warren
Volume Number: 086
Certificate Number: 42922
Volume Year: 1949

 

MILTON SCALF
Son of
William M. Scalf & Joicy Jackson
Milton<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Milton Scalf, son of William M. Scalf and Joicy Jackson, was born October 4, 1870 in Knox County, Kentucky. Milton married first to Cresea Qualls (this name is listed as Squalls in Scalf Family History) on August 8, 1889 in Knox County, Kentucky. (Scalf Family History, pg. 47)

We have no information or documentation to prove the marriage of Milton Scalf to Cresea Qualls/Squalls and Elmer Scalf did not list a reference in his writings. Although Cresea’s maiden name could have been Squalls, the author believes this name should have been Qualls. Many Qualls families lived in the Claiborne/Hancock area of Tennessee and most natives pronounced it as “Squalls” although this was incorrect. We do not know if Cresea died or if they divorced. We do not know if there were any children from this marriage. 

Milton then married as his second wife, Celia Miracle on October 20, 1896. She was the daughter of John and Mary Miracle. Celia was born April 9, 1879 and died February 19, 1964. Milton Scalf died December 2, 1950. (Scalf Family History, pg. 47)

(Link to photograph of Celia Miracle Scalf)

(Link to Milton Scalf and Celia Miracle marriage document)

1900 Knox CO KY            11 June 1900     Mag #2, VOTING Precinct #5 

SCALF, Milton Head 35 1871 KY KY KY Married October 20, 1896
         Sena    Wife 16 1884 KY KY KY John & Mary Miracle
         Francis Son 6/12 1899 KY KY KY  
         Josy Mother 71 1829 KY KY KY Widow


1904 Knox County, KY School Census

Parent or Guardian

Children

Age of Male

Age of Female

District

 Milton Scalf

Celia (Miracle)

19M

 

#67

Note:  Milton Scalf is married to Celia but she is enrolled in the local school.


1910 Knox CO KY            15 April 1910    East Flat Lick – Precinct #5

SCALF, Milt Head 39 1871 KY KY KY
(Miracle), Selia Wife 25 1885 KY KY KY
            Tip Son   8 1902 KY KY KY
            Evy Dau?   6 1904 KY KY KY
            Lizzie Dau   2 1908 KY KY KY


1920 Knox CO KY            19-20 January 1920            Precinct #4 – Artemus

SCALF, Milton Head 51 1869 KY KY KY
            Celia Wife 35 1885 KY KY KY
            Tip  Son 17 1903 KY KY KY
            Eva Dau? 14 1906 KY KY KY
            Elizabeth Dau 11 1909 KY KY KY
            Clifford Son   7 1913 KY KY KY
            Carry M. Dau   4 1916 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY            8 April 1930               District #2 Artemus

SCALF, Milt Head 59 1871 TN TN TN
             Cilis Wife 49 1881 TN TN TN
             Evie   Son 24 1906 TN TN TN
             Carry M. Dau 17 1913 KY TN TN
             Clifford Son 14 1916 KY TN TN


1940 Knox CO KY            13 April 1940                    Artemus

SCALF, Milton Head 67 1873 KY
          Celie Wife 58 1882 KY
          Fred G-son 14 1926 KY             (Son of Evie Scalf and Pearl Holcomb)   (Link to death certificate)
          Clarence G-son 12 1928 KY             (Son of Evie Scalf and Pearl Holcomb)


The following information on the children of Milton and Celia was taken from Scalf Family History and cannot be verified at this time. Scalf Family History does not list any information on Francis Scalf, son or daughter of Milton Scalf born 1899.



TIPTON SCALF
Son of
Milton Scalf & Celia Miracle
Tipton<Milton<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Tip Scalf, son of Milton Scalf and Celia Miracle, was born about 1902-1903 (Census). Tip married Dora Jordan and they had five daughters. Tip died 1977. (Scalf Family History, pg. 47)

Tip married Dora Jordan and this couple was found on the 1930 census of Knox County, Kentucky with two daughters, Vivian and Mary.


1930 Knox CO KY            5 April 1930            District #2 - Artemus

SCALF, Tipton Head 29 1901 KY KY KY
(Jordan), Dora Wife 25 1905 KY KY KY
             Vivian Dau 3 8/12 1926 KY KY KY
             Mary  Dau 1 7/12 1828 KY KY KY


1940 Knox CO KY            15 April 1940                           Artemus                    

SCALF, Tip Head 39 1901 KY
           Doris J. Wife 35 1905 KY
           Vivan  Dau 13 1927 KY
           Mary Celia Dau 11 1929 KY
           Nora Edna Dau   9 1931 KY
           Elsie Lee Dau   5 1935 KY
           Dora Beulah Dau   2 1938 KY



EVA SCALF
Son of
Milton Scalf & Celia Miracle
Eva<Milton<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Eva Scalf, son of Milton Scalf and Celia Miracle, was born September 12, 1904 and died December 23, 1955. He married Jane Henson 1930 Knox County, Kentucky. (Scalf Family History, pg. 47

In 1940, Eva is living in Rocky Station, Virginia and is working in a coal mine.  His daughter, Katherine Scalf, is living with her grandparents; however, Jane Henson Scalf is not with her parents and has not been located on the 1940 census. Fred and Clarence Scalf, the sons of Eva Scalf, are living with his parents.

1940 Lee CO VA                    1 June 1940                    Rocky Station

BROWN, J. Y. Head 51 1889 VA
          Amma Wife 39 1901 GA
          Ben Son 20 1920 KY
          John Son 19 1921 KY
          Lucy Mildred Dau 17 1923 KY
WOODROW, Everet Lodger 29 1911 VA
SCALF, Eva Lodger 39 1901 KY
SWINDLER, A. H. Lodger 40 1900 TN


1940 Knox CO KY                        13 April 1940                Artemus

HENSON, John D. Head 64 1876 KY
          Julia Wife 48 1892 KY
          Governor Son 29 1911 KY
          Ollie     Dau 24 1916 KY
          Robert Son 21 1919 KY
          Rosa Anna Dau 19 1921 KY
SCALF, Katherine R. G-dau   8 1932 KY


1940 Knox CO KY            13 April 1940                    Artemus

SCALF, Milton Head 67 1873 KY
          Celie Wife 58 1882 KY
          Fred G-son 14 1926 KY             (Son of Evie Scalf and Pearl Holcomb)   (Link to death certificate)
          Clarence G-son 12 1928 KY             (Son of Evie Scalf and Pearl Holcomb)

 


 
ELIZABETH “LIZZIE” SCALF
Daughter of
Milton Scalf & Celia Miracle
Elizabeth<Milton<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf
 

Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of Milton Scalf and Celia Miracle, was born May 1, 1908 and died July 23, 1940. Lizzie is buried in the Walton Cemetery, Ramseys Branch, Knox Co, KY. She married John D. Smith on April 17, 1926. John was born March 18, 1902 and died November 6, 1959.

Elizabeth Scalf Smith died July 23, 1940 from Leukemia. (Link to death certificate)

Elizabeth and her husband John were found on the 1930 census of Knox County, Kentucky with one daughter, Reva, in the home at that time.

Children of John D. Smith and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Scalf:

     1. Reva Smith - born June 5, 1927 in Knox County, KY and died March 11, 1942 in Knox County, KY.
     2. Helen Ruth Smith - born August 11, 1930 in Knox County, KY.
     3. Braxton Smith - born August 19, 1934 in Knox County, KY.
     4. Harold Smith - born June 13, 1936 in Knox County, KY. and Died April 22, 1944 in Bell County, KY.

Elmer Scalf listed two sons and four daughters in his book, but additional records could not be found. (Scalf Family History, pg. 47)
  

1930 Knox CO KY            4 April 1930            District #2 - Artemus

SMITH, John D. Head 32 1898 VA VA VA
           Lizzie Wife 21 1909 KY TN KY
           Reva  Dau 2 10/12 1927 KY VA KY


When the 1940 census was taken, John Smith and family are living on Ramseys Branch in Knox County, KY in a house next door to Milton Scalf, the father of Lizzie Scalf. John's nickname must have been "Sol" since he is listed as Sol Smith on the 1940 census. Lizzie is very ill at this time and she dies a few month later on July 23, 1940.

1940 Knox CO KY        13 April 1940            Artemus

SMITH, Sol Head 38 1902 KY Steam Railroad
          Lizzie Wife 31 1909 KY  
          Reba Dau 12 1928 KY  
          Helen Ruth Dau   9 1931 KY  
          Braxton Son   5 1935 KY  
          Harold  Son   3 1937 KY  

Reva Smith died March 11, 1942 from a Cerebral Hemorrhage. (Link to death certificate)



CLIFFORD SCALF
Son of
Milton Scalf & Celia Miracle
Clifford<Milton<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Clifford Scalf, son of Milton Scalf and Celia Miracle, was born about 1912-1913 and died 1972. He married Bessie M. Baker 1931 in Knox Co. Kentucky. (Scalf Family History, pg. 47) Clifford Scalf's second marriage was to Cora Mae Smith. (Link to photograph of Cora Mae Smith) (Courtesy of Wayne Highsmith)

(Link to Clifford Scalf and Bessie Mae Baker marriage document)


1940 Clark CO KY                    28 May 1940                        District 2

WYNN, John A. Head 57 1883 KY
            Lora L. Wife 57 1883 KY
SCALF, Clifford            Laborer 28 1912 KY
LETTRELL, Louisa Mother in law 78 1862 KY

 
 

CARRIE MAE SCALF
Daughter of
Milton Scalf & Celia Miracle
Carrie<Milton<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Carrie M. Scalf, (also spelled Carry) was born September 28, 1915. She is listed on the census records with her parents. Carrie married Roy Johnson on February 13, 1931.

Children of Roy Johnson and Carrie Scalf:

     1) Celia Elizabeth Johnson - born and died June 12, 1932. (Link to death certificate)
     2) John Tip Johnson - born April 1, 1934 and died February 11. 1935. (Link to death certificate)



ERNEST SCALF
Son of
Milton Scalf & Celia Miracle
 Ernest<Milton<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Ernest Scalf, son of Milton Scalf and Celia Miracle, is listed in Scalf Family History; however, he is not listed on the census records and may have been the last child of Milton and Celia after the enumeration of the 1930 census. Scalf Family History states he had two sons. No other information is known.
 


NOAH SCALF
Son of
William M. Scalf & Joicy Jackson
 Noah<William M<Peter<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Noah Scalf, the son of William M. Scalf & Joicy Jackson, was born about 1873 (census). Noah was married first to Martha Caldwell, the daughter of Mary Jane Caldwell, on May 16, 1893. (Link to marriage document) This was the first marriage for Noah and Martha. Noah's second marriage was to Abigail Scalf, the daughter of Andrew Scalf and Emiline Scalf. They were married August 30, 1896 in Knox County, Kentucky. (Link to marriage document).  Noah's third marriage was to Mary McVey.

Children of Noah Scalf and Abigail Scalf:

     1) Lloyd Scalf - born March 1, 1898.
     2)
 Reverend Solomon Scalf - born February 15, 1900 and died March 21, 1948.
     3)
 Julia Scalf - born about 1902; married Dewey Parker.
     4) Charles Scalf - born about 1904.   
     5)
 Willie Scalf - born about 1906.
     6)
 Possie Scalf - born October 16, 1912; died November 8, 1930  (Link to death certificate)
     7)
 Nannie Scalf - born January 28, 1912; married William Mills.  

Children of Noah and Mary McVey:

     1)
 Lelia Mae Scalf – born May 10, 1918 and died February 1, 1941; married Homer Hembree.
     2) Walter Scalf - October 18, 1920.

From review of the census records of 1910 through 1930 we believe Abigail died 1912-1918 and Noah remarried to Mary McVey and had at least two children, Lila and Walter. From the Kentucky Birth Records we can confirm that Mary was the mother of Lillie (Lila). The Kentucky Birth Records also confirm that Abigail was the mother of Nannie and also supports the theory that Abigail died 1912-1918.

14 5497 SCALF NANIE - KNOX  - SCALF ABIGAIL   1     28 1912   9       1912

107 53070 SEALF LILA - KNOX  - MCVEY MARY   5   10 1918   9       1918



1910 Knox Co KY               4-5 May 1910           Road Fork Precinct            Stinking Creek

SCALF, Noah Head 33 1877 KY KY KY
            Abbie Wife 32 1878 KY KY KY
            Lloyd Son 12 1898 KY KY KY
            Sol Son 10 1900 KY KY KY
            Julia Dau   8 1902 KY KY KY
            Charlie  Son   6 1904 KY KY KY
            Willie Son   4 1906 KY KY KY
            Possie Dau 6/12 1909 KY KY KY 


1920 Knox CO KY     19 January 1920            Precinct #4 - Artemus

SCALF, Noah Head 47 1873 KY KY KY
            Mary Wife 35 1885 KY KY KY
            Lloyd Son 20 1900 KY KY KY
            Julia Dau 17 1903 KY KY KY
            Charlie Son 14 1906 KY KY KY
            Willie Son 12 1908 KY KY KY
             Possie Dau 10 1910 KY KY KY 
             Nannie Dau   8 1912 KY KY KY
             Lillie Dau 1 5/12 1918 KY KY KY
PARKER, Shelby G-son 6/12 1919 KY KY KY
HUBBARD, William Boarder 20 1900 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY            4 April 1930            District #2 – Artemus

SCALF, Noah Head 48 1882 KY TN TN
            Mary Wife 44 1886 KY TN KY
            Pastie? Dau 19 1911 KY KY KY
            Nannie Dau 17 1913 KY KY KY
            Lilia Dau 11 1919 KY KY KY


In 1940 Mary Scalf is listed as a widow in the home of her daughter, Nancy Mills. Another daughter, Lela Hembree, is living in the home with her family. We do not know when Noah Scalf died.


1940 Knox CO KY                                9 April 1940                            Boone Height

MILLS, William Head 31 1909 KY      
       Nannie Wife 26 1914 KY      
       Betty June Dau   5 1935 KY      
SCALF, Mary Mother in law 52 1888 KY Widow    
HEMBREE, Homer Lodger 24 1916 KY      
       Lela    Wife 21 1919 KY      
       Mary Etta Dau   2 1938 KY      
       Betty Ray Dau   1 1939 KY      

   


LLOYD SCALF
Son of
Noah Scalf & Abigail Scalf
Lloyd< Noah<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Lloyd Scalf, son of Noah and Abigail Scalf, was born March 1, 1898 in Knox County, Kentucky. Lloyd was employed by the Cumberland Railroad Company. He registered for the draft of WWI and his draft card is listed below. Lloyd died December 15, 1924. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to death certificate)


WWI Registration Card

Name:  Loyd Scalf
Age:  20
Home Address:  Artemus, Knox Co, KY            (Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  March 1, 1898
Born:  Artemus, Knox CO, KY
Employed:  Cumberland Railroad CO
Nearest Relative:  Abbie Scalf (mother), Artemus, Knox CO, KY
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Brown
Color of Hair:  Light Brown
Date:  September 12, 1918

Lloyd Scalf was living with his parents in the 1920 census and died on December 15, 1924.   

 

REV. SOLOMON SCALF
Son of
Noah Scalf & Mary McVey
Solomon<Noah<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis

Reverend Solomon (Sol) Scalf, son of Noah Scalf and Abigail Scalf, was born February 25, 1900 in Knox County, Kentucky and died February 21, 1948 in Knox County, Kentucky at the age of 44 from an accident. A pile of logs fell on Solomon and fractured his skull. Solomon is buried at Barbourville, Kentucky. (Death Certificate of Rev. Solomon Scalf – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  

 Reverend Solomon Scalf married Sarah Elam. (Death Certificate of Solomon Scalf – courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Link to Death Certificate

Solomon married Sarah Elam but we have no marriage date for them at this time.

1940 Ben Hill CO GA                    23 April 1940                    Fitzgerald

SCALF, Solomon Head 40 1900 KY Minister
          Sarah Wife 38 1902 KY  
          Hersel Son 17 1923 KY  
          Randel D. Son   4 1936 KY  

The 1940 census is not very clear concerning Hursle (Hershel) Scalf. He is living with his parents in Fitzgerald, GA on April 23, 1940. However, the following month, he is listed as the grandson of J. T. Hale and living in Dewitt, KY. Also, Hurshel was listed on a separate page from his grandparents. It appears that Hershel was omitted when the family of J. T. Hale was listed, and he was placed on a catch-all list with several other people.


1940 Knox CO KY                    13 May 1940                        Dewitt

HALE, J. T. Head 63 1877 KY
        Mary  Wife 27 1913 KY
        Bergoins Son 23 1917 KY
        Lonzo Son 18 1928 KY
SCALF, Hursle G-son 17 1923 KY

 

JULIA SCALF
Daughter of
Noah Scalf & Abigail Scalf
Julia< Noah<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Julia Scalf Parker and son, Shelby, were living with her parents in 1920.

1920 Knox CO KY     19 January 1920            Precinct #4 - Artemus

SCALF, Noah Head 47 1873 KY KY KY
            Mary Wife 35 1885 KY KY KY
            Lloyd Son 20 1900 KY KY KY
            Julia Dau 17 1903 KY KY KY
            Charlie Son 14 1906 KY KY KY
            Willie Son 12 1908 KY KY KY
             Possie Dau 10 1910 KY KY KY 
             Nannie Dau   8 1912 KY KY KY
             Lillie Dau 1 5/12 1918 KY KY KY
PARKER, Shelby G-son 6/12 1919 KY KY KY
HUBBARD, William Boarder 20 1900 KY KY KY


1930 Bell CO KY                    5 April 1930           District 7 - Colmar Mining Camp

PARKER, Dewey Head 31 1899 KY US US
          Julia Wife 28 1902 KY KY KY
         Shelby Son 10 1920 KY KY KY
         James Son   5 1925 KY KY KY


1940 Bell CO KY                        9 May 1940                            Colmar

Parker, Dewey Head 38 1902 KY
          Julia Wife 37 1903 KY
          Shelby  Dau 21 1919 KY
          James Son 15 1925 KY
          Wilma  Dau   9 1931 KY
          Pansy E. Dau   1 1939 KY

 


NANNIE SCALF
Daughter of
Noah Scalf & Abigail Scalf
Nannie< Noah<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Nannie Scalf, the daughter of Noah Scalf & Abigail Scalf, was born May 10, 1919. Nannie married William Mills, the daughter of Andrew and Lizzie Hembree, on December 23, 1935. (Link to marriage document)
 

1940 Knox CO KY                                9 April 1940                            Boone Height

MILLS, William Head 31 1909 KY      
       Nannie Wife 26 1914 KY      
       Betty June Dau   5 1935 KY      
SCALF, Mary Mother in law 52 1888 KY Widow    
HEMBREE, Homer Lodger 24 1916 KY      
       Lela    Wife 21 1919 KY      
       Mary Etta Dau   2 1938 KY      
       Betty Ray Dau   1 1939 KY      

 


LELIA SCALF
Daughter of
Noah Scalf & Mary McVey
Lelia< Noah<William M.<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Lelia Scalf, the daughter of Noah Scalf & Mary McVey, was born May 10, 1919 and died February 1, 1941. Lelia married Homer Hembree on December 23, 1935.

(Link to death certificate)
 

Children of Homer Hembree and Lela Scalf:

     1) Mary Ella Hembree
     2) Betty Ray Hembree

1940 Knox CO KY                                9 April 1940                            Boone Height

MILLS, William Head 31 1909 KY      
       Nannie Wife 26 1914 KY      
       Betty June Dau   5 1935 KY      
SCALF, Mary Mother in law 52 1888 KY Widow    
HEMBREE, Homer Lodger 24 1916 KY      
       Lela    Wife 21 1919 KY      
       Mary Etta Dau   2 1938 KY      
       Betty Ray Dau   1 1939 KY      

 

WILLIAM J. SCALF
Son of
William M. Scalf & Joicy Jackson
William J<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William J. Scalf, son of William M. Scalf and Joicy Jackson was born August 5, 1876 (WWI Draft Registration Card – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) and died January 3, 1959.

(Link to William Scalf death certificate)         (Link to Dorcas Abigail Scalf death certificate)

William married Dorcas Abigail Mills probably around 1900. William was the third husband of Dorcas. Dorcas had married first to Thomas G. Hubbard and second to Archibald Jackson. Dorcas and Thomas Hubbard were the parents of Julie and Thomas Hubbard. Dorcas and Archibald Jackson were the parents of Martha and Nancy Jackson.

William was employed by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in 1918 when he was required to register for the draft. William was boarding in the home of Benjamin and Mary Jackson in 1900 Bell County, Kentucky at Pineville.

KENTUCKY DEATH INDEX:

Name: William Scalf
Death Date:
3 Jan 1959
Death Place: Laurel
Age: 082
Residence: Laurel
Volume: 7
Certificate: 3236

Note that the month and year of William’s birth differs between his draft card and the 1900 census.


1900 Bell CO KY                        13 June 1900                               Pineville

JACKSON, Benjamin Head 22 May 1878 KY KY KY
                 Mary Wife 18 Feb 1882 KY KY KY
                 Elijah Son   1 Oct 1899 KY KY KY
MILLS, George Boarder 21 Oct 1878 KY KY KY
SCALF, William Boarder 23 Feb 1877 KY KY KY


1901 – 1903 Knox County, KY School Census
     (The years 1901 – 1903 are combined)

Parent or Guardian

Children

Age of Male

Age of Female

District

William Scalf

Julie Hubbard

 

14

#67

   Thomas Hubbard

12 

 

 
   Martha Jackson  

8

 
  Nancy Jackson  

 

 
1904 Knox County, KY School Census

Parent or Guardian

Children

Age of Male

Age of Female

District

William Scalf

Julie Hubbard

 

15

#67

   Thomas Hubbard

13 

 

 
   Martha Jackson  

9

 
  Nancy Jackson  

7

 


1910 Bell CO KY             28 April 1910        District #1, Precinct #2             Wasioto

SCALF, William Head 28 1882 KY KY KY
(Mills), Dorcas Wife 42 1868 KY KY KY
            Roxie Dau   9 1901 KY KY KY
            Leonard Son   6 1904 KY KY KY
            Andrew Son 1 4/12 1909 KY KY KY
JACKSON, Martha Step dau 15 1895 KY KY KY
                    Nancy Step dau 13 1897 KY KY KY
BEDO, Tom Boarder 25 1885 KY KY KY
SOUTHERN, Putham Boarder 20 1890 KY KY KY
RAINS, Homer Boarder 17 1893 KY KY KY


WWI Registration Card

Name:  William Scalf
Age:  42                                                             (Link to original document)              
Home Address:  Calvin, Bell County, KY
Date of Birth:  August 5, 1876
Employer:  Louisville & Nashville Railroad – Rail Grading
Nearest relative:  Dorcas Scalf (wife) - Calvin, Bell County, KY
Height:  5 foot, 6 inches
Build:  Stout
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Black
Date:  September 12, 1918


1920 Whitley CO KY            16 January 1920            Precinct #5 – West Corbin

SCALF, William M. Head 42 1878 KY KY KY
               Darcus  Wife 47 1873 KY KY KY
               Leonard Son 15 1905 KY KY KY
               Andrew Son 10 1810 KY KY KY


1930 Whitley Co KY            23 April 1930            4th District - 3rd Ward - Corbin

SCALF, William Head 52 1878 KY KY KY
              Darcus Wife 63 1867 KY KY KY
NOE, Arthur C. G-child 14 1916 KY KY KY (son of Roxie Scalf)


1940 Whitley CO KY                        4 April 1940                        Corbin

SCALF, William Head 63 1877 KY
            Daer   Wife 73 1867 KY
            Andrew Son 32 1908 KY
            Emmie Dau in law 22 1918 KY
BUNCH, Edith R. G-dau   3 1937 KY

  

ROXIE SCALF
Daughter of
William J. Scalf & Dorcas Abigail Mills
Roxie<William J<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Roxie Scalf, daughter of William J. Scalf and Dorcas Abigail Mills was born about 1902 according to census records. First, Roxie married John Monroe Noe and they are found on the 1920 census. Later, Roxie married William H. Frost and this couple was found on the 1930 Harlan County, Kentucky census with one son, William H. Frost, Jr. Note that Harry C. Noe was a stepson to William H. Frost and was living with his mother and step-father in 1930. Arthur C. Noe, another son of Roxie's, is living with her parents in 1930.

Children of John M. Noe and Roxie Scalf:

     1) Arthur C. Noe
     2) Harry C. Noe

Children of William Frost and Roxie Scalf:

    
1) William H. Frost, Jr.
     2) Francis Ruth Frost - born August 26, 1930 and died September 3, 1931. (Link to death certificate)
   
 3) Patricia G. Frost

1920 Bell CO KY                            19 February 1920                    Williams Branch Precinct

NOE, John M. Head 27 1893 OK VA VA
         Roxie Wife 20 1900 KY KY KY
         Arthur C. Son 3 10/12 1916 KY KY KY
         Harry C. Son 1 10/12 1918 KY KY KY


1930 Harlan CO KY                        2 April 1930                District 1

Frost, William H. Head 28 1902 TN TN TN
      Roxie M.  Wife 28 1902 KY KY KY
      William H., Jr.   Son   1 1929 KY TN KY
NOE, Harry C.        Step son 10 1920 KY VA KY


1940 Harlan CO KY                        9 April 1940                        Loyall           

FROST, W. M. H. Head 40 1900 TN
         Roxie Wife 39 1901 KY
         Harry C. Son 21 1919 KY
         Billie  Son 11 1929 KY
         Panzy Dau   4 1936 KY

 

LEONARD L. SCALF
Son of
William J. Scalf & Dorcas Abigail Mills
Leonard<William J<William M<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Leonard Scalf, son of William J. Scalf and Dorcas Abigail Mills was born about 1904 in Kentucky according to the 1930 census. His Kentucky Death Index states his date of birth as August 5, 1956.  

Kentucky Death Index: 

Name: Leonard L Scalf
Death Date: 5 Aug 1956
Death Place: Whitley
Age: 052
Residence: Whitley
Volume: 36
Certificate: 17542

Leonard married Lillian Beckner probably around 1925-1927. 

1930 Whitley CO KY            2 April 1930    4th District - 3rd Ward        Corbin

SCALF, Leonard Head 26 1904 KY KY KY
(Beckner), Lillian Wife 23 1907 TN TN TN
              John W. Son   3 1927 KY KY TN
              Jean A. Son   1 1929 KY TN TN

 

1940 Harlan CO KY                          16 April 1940                            Loyall
 
SCALF, Leonard L. Head 35 1905 KY
            Lillian A. Wife 33 1907 TN
            John W. Son 13 1927 KY
            Gene Arthur Son 10 1930 KY
            Paul Leonard Son   8 1932 KY
            Joseph Leonard Son   6 1934 KY
            Vola Joyce Dau   4 1936 KY
BECKNER, Irene Sister 20 1920 KY           (Sister of Lillian)



THOMAS JEFFERSON SCALF
Son of
Peter Scalf & Charlotte Hubbard
 
Thomas<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf


(The photograph - courtesy of Vera Osborne - great granddaughter of Thomas J. Scalf)

Thomas Jefferson Scalf, son of Peter Scalf and Charlotte Hubbard, was born in Clay County, Kentucky on August 20, 1839. On Friday, July 7, 1905, the Mountain Advocate in Barbourville, KY reported that, "Thomas Scalf of Flat Lick, KY was very low at this writing." Three days later, Thomas died on July 10, 1905 of Typhoid Fever. Thomas J. Scalf married Martha Hammonds, daughter of Elijah and Nancy Hammonds, on July 31, 1862 in Knox County Kentucky. (Link to marriage certification)  Martha Hammonds was born on November 28, 1840, and she died on October 23, 1897 of Typhoid Fever on a Saturday morning at 7:30 A.M. Thomas and Martha are buried in the Concord Cemetery in Flat Lick, Kentucky. This cemetery is located beside the Concord Baptist Church and across the road from the location of Thomas Jefferson Scalf’s old home site.

An education was very important to Thomas, and most of his children graduated from high school and some went to college. Two of his daughters became teachers. Ellen Scalf attended and taught at the Loretto Seminary in Marion County, Kentucky, and Laura Scalf was a schoolteacher in Pineville, WV. 

Thomas Scalf moved his family from Stinking Creek, KY to Flat Lick, KY around 1889. Family history tells us that Thomas and his family lived in a log cabin while the two-story house was under construction.  (Link to house)  The house was located across the road from the Concord Church. This house was later torn down and the wood was used to build another house on the same site.  Mollie Baker, the daughter of James Milton Scalf, lived next door to Thomas Scalf in Flat Lick, KY.  Since she was a relative and lived nearby, Mollie was the primary source of historical data concerning Thomas and many of the other Scalfs. Molly’s house was destroyed by fire and a foundation is all that remains. Thomas’s butcher shop was located in the forks of two roads near his house. Also, he owned a livery stable in Flat Lick, rented horses and wagons, raised cattle, and operated a wholesale meat business in Knox County. 

In 1835, the Kentucky General Assembly modified the system for patenting unappropriated land in the Commonwealth. Prospective landowners purchased orders, also called "Warrants", from the county court authorizing the county surveyor to survey a tract of unappropriated land for a patent application. The total acreage could not exceed the amount specified in each warrant; the land had to be located within the county issuing the warrant. More than one warrant could be used for each survey. The survey and a copy of the authorizing order(s) were then sent to the Register of the Land Office in Frankfort. Upon approval by the Land Register and, in some instances, the Attorney General or the Governor signed the grant finalizing the patent. – Kentucky Land Office  

At one time he owned several hundred acres of land and was a real estate operator in Knox County, Kentucky which is defined above.  Thomas purchased three warrants from the Knox County Court, which authorized surveys for the land in question.  After receiving the warrants and surveys, the Land Office Division in Frankfort, Kentucky issued patents on the three tracts of land to Thomas under the County Court Orders Series.   The first of these warrants was an 80-acre tract of land, Patent #41676, which was surveyed on May 16, 1868 and granted to Thomas on February 16, 1869.  It was located on Trace Fork in the Stinking Creek area of Knox County, Kentucky.  (Links to survey and grant for Patent #41676)  The following year he purchased a warrant for an additional 100 acres, Patent #45093, on the Salt Gum Fork in Knox County, Kentucky.  (Links to survey and grant) for Patent #45093  This tract of land was surveyed on January 26,1870 and the grant was issued on April 10, 1871.  Later, Thomas purchased another warrant for 100 acres of land, Patent #45094, on Trace Fork.  This last parcel of land was surveyed on May 9, 1870 and the grant was issued on April 10, 1871. (Links to survey and grant) for Patent #45094 The Knox County, Kentucky records of Land Conveyances shows that Thomas J. Scalf was the recipient of 16 recorded deeds.  In another transaction, Thomas bought a tract of land from John and Charlotty Broughton. (link to deed)  John Broughton is the second husband of Charlotty Hubbard Scalf, the mother of Thomas Scalf.

The records do not indicate that Thomas Scalf served in the Civil War. However, he did register for the draft. (Link to Civil War draft registration)

Thomas was a Justice of The Peace in Knox County and officiated in this role at the marriages of several couples including the marriage of William Broughton and Almira (Mary) Scalf, the daughter of Ira Scalf.  Thomas J. Scalf also presided at the Upper Stinking Creek Court in Knox County.  A copy of the newspaper, "The Mountain Echo," printed in Barbourville, Kentucky and dated October 2, 1874 has, on the front page, an article indicating that Thomas J. Scalf would be presiding at the Magistrate's Court at Upper Stinking Creek, District No. 7 when it met Thursday after the second Monday in March, June, September and December. - Scalf Family History

Thomas and his family appear in the 1870 Knox County Census.  The family lived in a part of Knox County, Kentucky that is locally known as Stinking Creek, and the nearest post office was in Flat Lick, Kentucky.  Thomas lived in the house (link to house) that was owned by his father, Peter Scalf, and he has real restate and personal property valued at $800.  Two of the children in the home are listed as Nancy in this report, but the second listing of Nancy, who is one year old, appears to be a misunderstanding by the enumerator.  The one-year-old child is probably Ellen Scalf and, in fact, she appears in the 1880 census and the second Nancy is not listed.

The 1880 Knox County Census finds Thomas and his family in Stinking Creek, Kentucky.  As was discussed above, Ellen Scalf has replaced the second Nancy from the 1870 census and appears in the appropriate slot.  Also living with Thomas in 1880 was his father, Peter Scalf, age 65 and Thomas's nephew, James Scalf, 18, who was the son of James M. Scalf.  After Peter Scalf returned from Indiana in the 1870s, he lived with several of his children.  Eventually, according to oral tradition and probably due to poor health, Peter spent the last few months of his life in a nursing home or poorhouse as it was called in those days.  In his later years, Peter suffered from Alzheimer Disease.  This insidious disease, which robs a person of their memory and eventually takes their life, has affected several of Peter’s descendants. 

Charlotte Scalf, the mother of Thomas, age 60, and Leddy Hubbard, Charlotte's mother, age 80, were living next door on property owned by Thomas J. Scalf in Knox County in 1880.  Peter Scalf and Charlotte Scalf, the parents of Thomas Scalf, were married for the second time on December 13, 1882.

In a section of a manuscript written by Elmer Decker, called Knox County Kentucky, he lists the Knox County Officials.  In 1884, George F. Corum, was elected the forty-third sheriff.  Thomas Scalf, James T. Gibson, James Goodin, G.M. Faulkner, John S. Rees, James M. Hammons, and J.T. Beams were listed as securities. This group of men resigned on October 28, 1887.  The meaning of “Securities” is not clear, but the elected Sheriff, George Corum, probably appointed Thomas Scalf and several other men to security positions, such as Deputy Sheriffs.

A small cemetery is located near the houses occupied by Thomas and his mother, Charlotte Scalf, in Stinking Creek, Kentucky.  Local tradition remembers several Scalfs that are buried at this site.  Also, traditional memories passed down from family members say that Peter and Charlotte Scalf, plus Thomas Scalf’s daughter, Susan “Susie” Scalf are buried in this graveyard.  Three graves sites were found 2003, and a gravestone listing the three members of the Scalf family was placed on the site in July 2004.  The house lived in by Charlotte and her mother, Leddy, was torn down many years ago, but the house lived in by Thomas Scalf and known as the “Old Peter Scalf House” by the Scalf descendents and later as the “Old Grant Hammonds House” by the Hammonds family was standing in 2006.  The house is starting to fall down and in a few years will be just a memory. 

When Thomas Scalf and his family moved to Flat Lick, KY in 1889, they lived in a small log cabin at the back of the property until the large two-story house was built.  This large house was located across the road from the Concord Baptist Church. Also, Thomas built several buildings in the “forks” of two roads near his house from which he operated several businesses.

Although it is known that Thomas died in 1905 and is buried in Knox County, he is not listed in the 1900 Knox County, Kentucky Census.  Thomas moved away from Knox County for several years late in his life due to problems within the family, and this move probably is the reason for his absence on the 1900 census.  According to family tradition, Thomas went to Oklahoma, but no written record has been found to support this belief. Near the end of his life, Thomas moved back into his house in Flat Lick, KY. (Written by Virgil Scalf, great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson Scalf and great-great-grandson of Peter Scalf)

THOMAS JEFFERSON SCALF’S
WILL

 (Link to original document)

In the Knox County, Kentucky Will Book " C" on page 545 is found the will of Thomas J. Scalf dated 21 November 1905. It reads:

“In the name of God, Amen.  I, Thomas J. Scalf, having lived to a good old age and knowing the uncertainty of life and the assurance of death do this November 8, 1904, make and publish this, my last will and testament.

 I will bequeath unto my children, namely: Mary Stone, Elizabeth Gray, Henry S. Scalf, and J. W. Scalf, the infant heirs of E. S. (Elijah), D. W. Scalf, Ellen Davis, Sarah (Laura) Farley, Lee Scalf, Ashia (Axie) Crowder, and Johnny Scalf. After my burial expenses and what little debts I owe which is just is paid, then the remainder of my real and personal property which I request to be equally divided with my eleven children herein mentioned.  My real estate composes of dwellings house and lot, butcher shop in Flat Lick, Knox County, Kentucky in the forks of the road all of which may be fully described by my deed to same.

I further desire that my said children put same to best use and benefit and that this division I here make may satisfy all of them.

 Done by me at Flat Lick, Knox County, Kentucky, on the day and date above written in the presence of Andrew Short.”

Andrew Short                                                                                                                                                                  Signed, Thomas J. Scalf


1840 Knox CO KY

SCALF, Peter
        2 males under 5 (1835 - 1840) William & Thomas
        1 male 30 - 40 (1800 - 1810) Peter
        1 female 20 - 30 1810 - 1820) Lotty


1850 Knox CO KY                       27 September 1850

SCALF, Peter 33 1817 TN
(Hubbard) Lotty 30 1820 KY
           William  14 1836 KY
           Thomas 11 1839 KY
           James   5 1845 KY
           John M.   4 1846 KY


1860 Knox CO KY                       6 JULY 1860                  Stinking Creek District  

SCALF, Peter 45 1815 KY
(Hubbard) Lotta   44 1816 KY
                  William  24 1836 KY
                 Thomas  21 1834 KY
                 James 18 1842 KY
                 John  16 1844 KY
                 Rhoda 10 1850 KY
                 Mary   8 1852 KY
                 Emily   6 1854 KY
                 Milton   4 1856 KY

In the process of finding his calling as an entrepreneur, Thomas ran into a bit of trouble with the local court. Thomas was married at this time and had at least one, and maybe two children at home for his daughter Susan was born in this year.

On Wednesday, September 13, 1865 the third day of the court term, Thomas was charged and found “guilty” of operating a “tippling house.”  A Tippling House was similar to what was more commonly known in old England as an “Alehouse” or a Pub. 

Interestingly, Josiah Disney was elected as one of the jurors. We do not have any information on a connection between Josiah and Sarah Disney although there may or may not have been one. Sarah was the wife of Thomas’ son, Dawrity Scalf.  

Link to Court Minutes of Thomas Scalf  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1870 Knox CO KY   7 August 1870      Subdivision #93  P.O.  Flat lick  

SCALF, Thomas 33 1837 KY   (Married: July 31, 1862)               Farmer
              Martha 32 1838 KY   (Parents: Elijah Hammonds & Nancy Crook)
              Nancy J.   7 1863 KY
              Susan   5 1865 KY
              James    4 1866 KY
              Elijah   3 1867 KY
              Nancy   1 1869 KY   (This entry should have been Ellen Scalf) 
CUNDUFF, Mary 14 1856 KY


We have no documents to explain what happened in the year 1875 or 1876 to explain why Thomas was charged with “perjury.” We only have the court minutes of August 10, 1876 charging Thomas with perjury and the case continued until the next court term. W. W. Pope and Larkin Hubbard were placed under a $100 bond each to insure their appearance at the next court term. Other witnesses were also to be subpoenaed. We have no records concerning the outcome of this charge at this time.

Author’s notes in parentheses (  )

Monday, August 10, 1876     

Commonwealth of Kentucky Agst (abbrev) Thomas Scalf] Ind – (Abbrev for Indicted or Indent?)    Perjury    Continued and bond of defendant respected until the first day of the next term of this court and upon motion of the attorney for the Comweth (abbrev) W.W. Pope and Larkin Hubbard being required then to acknowledge themselves indebted to the Commonwealth in the Sum of $100 Each to be void upon their appearing in the Court on the first day of its next term and not to depart without leave of the Court and Subpoena ordered for other witnesses. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Link To Court Minutes


1880 Knox CO KY            22 June 1880            7th Mag. District 

#386 SCALF, Thos Head 40 1840 KY VA KY Farmer
             Martha Wife 40 1840 KY KY KY
             Nancy  Dau 16 1864 KY KY KY
             Susan E. Dau 15 1865 KY KY KY   (Died ca 1883)
             James W. Son 13 1867 KY KY KY
             Elijah Son 12 1868 KY KY KY
             Ellen Dau 10 1870 KY KY KY
             Henry Son   9 1871 KY KY KY
             Dawrity Son   7 1873 KY KY KY
             John Son   3 1877 KY KY KY
             Laura Dau   1 1879 KY KY KY
SCALF, Peter Father 65 1815 VA VA NC Married
SCALF, James Nephew 18 1862 KY KY KY

Note that Peter was listed as “married” in 1880. This suggests that Peter and Sarah had not divorced at the enumeration of the 1880 census; however, they were separated and Sarah was living in Knox County, Tennessee where she stated she was divorced.

 Living next door to the Thomas Jefferson Scalf family was Charlotte (Lotty Jackson) Scalf Broughton and her mother Liddy Hubbard. 

#387 SCALF, Charlotty Head 60 1820 KY KY KY Divorced
HUBBARD, Liddy Mother 80 1800 KY NC NC Widow



MARTHA ELONORA HAMMONDS

Wife of
Thomas Jefferson Scalf
&
Daughter of
Martha<Elijah Hammonds & Nancy Crook<Elijah<Obediah, III<Obediah, Jr.<Obediah, Sr

Martha Elenora Hammonds Scalf, wife of Thomas Jefferson Scalf was born about 1841 in Kentucky. She was the daughter of Elijah Hammonds and Nancy Crook and the great-granddaughter of Obadiah Hammonds of Knox County, Kentucky, previously of Roane County, North Carolina. The following insert was taken from the writings of Elmer Decker, an early Knox County and Kentucky Historian:

“Obediah Hammonds, first enlisted in Roane County, N.C., Peter Hammonds and Henry Hurst, of Perry County, Kentucky served with him, born in Prince William County, Va., parents, Obediah and Betty Hammonds, his statement, “I knew General Washington as a child.”  (History of Knox County, Kentucky – Decker, 266)

The will abstract of Obediah Hammonds records a few of the names of his children and his wife. Note that Elijah Hammonds signed as a witness. 

OBEDIAH HAMONDS -- Will -- September 1854; wife, Susana; daughters, Susan and Levins; other children names not mentioned. Witnesses, James Hammonds, William Gray and Elijah Hammonds.” (History of Knox County, Kentucky, Decker, 146)

Elijah and Nancy Crook Hammonds were living in Knox County, Kentucky in 1850 and 1860. In 1860 they were living at Stinking Creek District. Martha was the oldest child in the home.  By 1870, Martha had married Thomas Jefferson Scalf. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1850 Knox CO KY        29 JULY 1850
    

HAMMONDS, Elijah 31 1819 KY

     (Crook)       Nancy   

26 1824 KY
                        Martha   9 1841 KY
                        Mary   7 1843 KY
                        Susan   4 1846 KY
                        Elizabeth    1 1849 KY

 

1860 Knox CO. KY            6 July 1860                  Stinking Creek District  

HAMMONDS, Elijah 41 1819 KY
     (Crook)  Nancy 39 1821 KY
                    Martha 19 1841 KY
                    Mary 17 1843 KY
                    Susan 15 1845 KY
                    Elizabeth  13 1847 KY
                    John   10 1850 KY
                    Jane   7 1853 KY
                    Manda   5 1855 KY
                   William    1 1859 KY

        

ELIZABETH GAMBREL/GAMBLE SCALF
Daughter of
Thomas Jefferson Scalf & Mary Gambrel/Gamble/Gamble

Note:  After extensive research, it has been determined that Elizabeth Scalf was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Scalf and Mary Gambrel/Gamble.  The supporting data and background information are contained in this section.

Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of Thomas J. Scalf, was born May 1860 and died November 1, 1935.  She married Nelson Gray born November 15, 1837 and died March 20, 1929. They married 1877.  Nelson, the son of Edmond Gray and Rebecca Powell was a Justice of The Peace in Knox County. Nelson was born 1857.

There has been a lot of confusion for many years among genealogical researchers concerning the parents of Elizabeth Gray, the wife of Nelson Gray.  It is certain that Thomas Jefferson Scalf is the father of Elizabeth, due in part to a will written by Thomas in 1905, but her mother has been unknown to past and current researchers. 

A Susan E. Scalf was listed in the household of Thomas and Martha Scalf in the 1870 and 1880 censuses of Knox County, KY, and those entries led many people to believe this young girl was Susan E. (Elizabeth) Scalf, the future wife of Nelson Gray.  However, this was not true.  Susan “Susie” E., the daughter of Thomas Scalf and Martha Hammonds, was retarded, died when she was a teenager, and is buried near her grandfather, Peter Scalf, in Hammond, KY.  In an effort to find the truth about Elizabeth, a thorough search was conducted in all the available records.  Since Elizabeth was known to be the daughter of Thomas but did not grow up in the home of Thomas and Martha Scalf, there was a good chance she lived nearby.

Death certificates for Lucy Gray and Mattie Bingham, daughters of Nelson and Elizabeth Gray, provided the first clues. The death certificates of these two ladies named the father as Nelson Gray and the mother as Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble. 

Armed with this information, a search was made in the census records of 1870 Knox County for an 8-10 year-old girl named Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble.  After a thorough search, a Mary Gambrel/Gamble & family were found living in Subdivision #93 which is in the Stinking Creek/Flat Lick area.  Several of Mary’s brothers were living nearby. 

The search for Mary Gambrel/Gamble was moved back to the 1860 Knox County, KY census where Mary was found living with her parents, Harland and Sealy Gamble, in Stinking Creek, KY.  Peter Scalf and family, which included Thomas Scalf, were living next door.  It appears that a relationship between Thomas Scalf (son of Peter Scalf) and Mary Gambrel/Gamble (the girl next door) resulted in an unplanned pregnancy. 

However, for some unknown reason Thomas elected to marry Martha Hammonds several months later.  This all happened about the time his father, Peter Scalf, left town with another woman.  Peter did not return to Knox CO, KY for ten years.

The 1850 census revealed that Mary Gambrel/Gamble (spelled Gambill on this census) was living with her parents at age 5.


1850 Knox CO KY                        8 August 1850     
         

GAMBILL, Harland M 25 1825 KY
                  Sealy  F 26 1824 KY
                  Gordon  M   6 1844 KY
                  Mary F   5 1845 KY   (Mother of Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble)
                  Ephraim M   4 1846 KY
                  William M 5/12 1850 KY
PIERCIFIELD, Margaret F   9 1841 KY

Harlan Gambrel, son of John Gambrel/Gamble and grandson of Thomas Gambrel/Gamble was born 1825 in Kentucky and died December 7, 1863 in Knox County, Kentucky.   He married Sealey Purciful June 12, 1841 in Knox County, Kentucky.   Sealey was born 1824 in Kentucky, and died February 15, 1862 in Kentucky. 

Children of Harlan Gambrel and Sealey Purciful are:

GORDON GAMBREL - b. 1844, Knox County, Kentucky.   No other information

MARY GAMBREL
- b. 1844, Knox County, Kentucky, was never married according to a descendent but was the mother of two children.  Mother of Elizabeth Gambrel Gray

DANIEL GAMBREL - b. May 16, 1846, Knox County, Kentucky; d. January 10, 1924, Flat Lick, Knox County, Kentucky; m. (1) MARY CATHERINE BINGHAM, January 26, 1870, Knox County, Kentucky; b. August 1, 1855, Knox County, Kentucky; d. October 10, 1897, Knox County, Kentucky; m. (2) SUSAN NOLAN, May 6, 1898, Knox County, Kentucky; b. July 1, 1878, Knox County, Kentucky; d. November 1, 1962, Bimble, Knox County, Kentucky.

EPHRIAM GAMBREL - b. February 15, 1849, Knox County, Kentucky; d. Bef. 1910; m. EMALINE WOOLUM, August 17, 1868, Knox County, Kentucky; b. 1847, Mills, Knox County, Kentucky; d. September 22, 1927, Knox County, Kentucky.

NANCY GAMBREL - b. 1851; d. March 16, 1854, Death reported by Harlan Gambrel.

MARINDA GAMBREL - b. December 20, 1854, Straight Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky; d. July 27, 1894, Knox County, Kentucky; m. CARLO BRITTON WOOLUM, February 17, 1872, Knox County, Kentucky; b. January 1, 1850, Bell County, Kentucky; d. January 1, 1918, Knox County, Kentucky.

ELEINOR NELLIE GAMBREL - b. August 9, 1856, Dewitt, Knox County, Kentucky; d. August 9, 1938, Dewitt, Knox County, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM GRAY, Abt. 1873; b. 1848, Dewitt, Moores Creek Road; d. December 14, 1929, Four mile, Bell County, Kentucky.


The family of Harlan and Sealy Gambrel is listed below from the 1860 census with their daughter Mary Gamble/Gambrel in the home. 


1860 Knox CO KY                        6 JULY 1860            Stinking Creek District
 

#580 Gamble, Harland M 45? 1815? KY
             Sealy  F 40? 1820? KY
             Gordan M 18 1842 KY
             Mary F 16 1844 KY   (Mother of Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble)
             Ephraim M 15 1845 KY
             Daniel M 12 1848 KY
             Marinda F 10 1850 KY
             Einder  M   8 1852 KY

 Note:  The ages of Harland and Sealy have been written over on the census report and could be Harland (35) & Sealy (30).           

Peter and Lotty Jackson Scalf were living next door to the Gamble/Gambrel family in 1860. Their son, Thomas, was in the home at this time.


1860 Knox CO. KY                       6 JULY 1860                  Stinking Creek District
 

SCALF, Peter 45 1815 KY
(Hubbard) Lotta   44 1816 KY
                  William  24 1836 KY
                 Thomas  21 1834 KY  (Father of Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble)
                 James 18 1842 KY
                 John  16 1844 KY
                 Rhoda 10 1850 KY
                 Mary   8 1852 KY
                 Emily   6 1854 KY
                 Milton   4 1856 KY


In the 1870 census, which is listed below, it appears that Mary Gamble had not been married and was living with two daughters and two siblings.  One of Mary’s daughters was nine years old, and her name was “Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble” age 9, and calculating a birth date of 1861.


1870 Knox Co KY                   3 August 1870               Subdivision 93  

GAMBREL, Mary F 25 1845 KY
                Elizabeth           F   9 1861 KY
                Margaret F   3 1867 KY
                Marinda F 15   1855 KY
                Elender M 13 1857 KY


By 1880, Elizabeth was found with her husband and family and listed as Isabell. We believe this to be Elizabeth Isabell Gambrel/Gamble (Scalf) Gray.     

1880 Knox CO KY            17 June 1880                 Flat Lick   

GRAY, Nelson Head 23 1857 KY KY KY   (Parents:  Edmond Gray & Rebecca Powell)
            Isibell Wife 19 1861 KY KY KY
            Mary E. Dau   2 1878 KY KY KY
            Ilie  Day   1 1879 KY KY KY

Note: The comparison of the two 1880 census records for Nelson and Elizabeth Gray and Thomas and Martha Scalf provide additional proof that Elizabeth Scalf, the wife of Nelson Gray, and Susan Scalf, the daughter of Thomas and Martha Scalf, are two different individuals. In 1880, Nelson and Isabell (Elizabeth) Gray (19) has been married for over two years and had two children. Susan E. Scalf (15) was living at home with Thomas and Martha Scalf.      

The parent’s names on the death certificates of their two daughters, coupled with the comparison of the census records, strongly supports that Elizabeth Gray was Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble (Scalf) Gray, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Scalf and Mary Gambrel/Gamble.


1880 Knox CO KY            22 June 1880            7th Mag. District 

#386 SCALF, Thos Head 40 1840 KY VA KY
             Martha Wife 40 1840 KY KY KY
             Nancy  Dau 16 1864 KY KY KY
             Susan E. Dau 15 1865 KY KY KY   (Died ca 1883)
             James W. Son 13 1867 KY KY KY
             Elijah Son 12 1868 KY KY KY
             Ellen Dau 10 1870 KY KY KY
             Henry Son   9 1871 KY KY KY
             Dawrity Son   7 1873 KY KY KY
             John Son   3 1877 KY KY KY
             Laura Dau   1 1879 KY KY KY
SCALF, Peter Father 65 1815 VA VA NC Married
SCALF, James Nephew 18 1862 KY KY KY


In 1894, Nelson and Elizabeth had six children in school in Knox County.


1894 Knox County KY School Census – 28 April 1894
 

PARENT/GUARDIAN    

CHILD

MALE

FEMALE  
 
Nelson Gray Mary Gray   17  
Ida Gray   15  
Thursa Gray   13  
George Gray 15  
Rebecca Gray     7  
Bertha Gray     6  


In 1900, Nelson and Elizabeth had seven children in school.

1900 Knox County, KY School Census – Flat Lick – District #44    

PARENT/GUARDIAN    

CHILD

MALE FEMALE
Nelson Gray  Thursa        19
 George W.

  16

 Rebecca        14
 Bertha        13
 Matta        10
 Lucy          8
   C.C.

     6


Nelson and Elizabeth were then found on the 1900 – 1930 census records of Knox County, Kentucky.  The 1930 census states they were the parents of 15 children with 12 living. Elizabeth was not found listed as Isabell on any census other than 1880.             


1900 Knox CO KY            15 June 1900                 Flat Lick
 

GRAY, Nelson Head 43 1857 KY KY KY
           Elizabeth    Wife 40 1860 KY KY KY 12 born, 11 living
           Ida Dau 21 1879 KY KY KY
          Thursa Dau 17 1883 KY KY KY
          George Son 14 1886 KY KY KY
          Rebecca Dau 13 1887 KY KY KY
          Bertha Dau 12 1888 KY KY KY
          Mattie Dau   8 1892 KY KY KY
          Lucy  Dau   6 1894 KY KY KY
          Clell Son   5 1895 KY KY KY
          Mertie Dau   4 1896 KY KY KY
          Vincent Son   1 1899 KY KY KY
          Nina Dau 6/12 1900 KY KY KY


1910 Knox CO KY            21 April 1910            Precinct #5 – East Flat Lick
 

GRAY, Nelson Head 55 1855 KY KY KY
           Elizabeth       Wife 45 1865 KY KY KY   15 born, 12 living
           Lucy   Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY Died June 25, 1911  (Link to Death certificate)
           C. McCelland Son 15 1895 KY KY KY
           Myrtle Dau 14 1896 KY KY KY
           Vincent  Son 12 1898 KY KY KY
           Nina Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY
           Pearl Dau   8 1902 KY KY KY
           M. Cletus Son   5 1905 KY KY KY

 Note:  Lucy Gray died July 2, 1911 as the result of pulmonary tuberculosis.


1920 Knox CO KY            10 April 1920            Precinct #5 – Flat Lick
 

GRAY, Nelson Head 65 1855 KY KY KY     Died March 20, 1929
            Elizabeth    Wife 57 1863 KY KY KY
            Nina Son? 14 1906 KY KY KY
            Pearl Dau 17 1903 KY KY KY
            Cletus Son 13 1907 KY KY KY

 Note:  Nelson Gray died March 20, 1929.   (Link to death certificate)


1930 Knox CO KY             5 April 1930               3rd District  

GRAY, Elizabeth Head 62 1868 KY KY KY Widow
             Cletus Son 23 1907 KY KY KY Died December 23, 1949  (Link to Death certificate)
             Lettie   Dau in law 18 1912 KY KY KY
HORN, Vivian G-dau   9 1921 KY KY KY Daughter of Edward Horn & Rebecca Gray

 Note:  Elizabeth Gray died November 1, 1935.  (Link to death certificate)

Nelson Gray preceded his wife in death by eight years. Nelson died in 1929 and Elizabeth in 1935. They were the parents of fifteen children.

 

NELSON GRAY WILL

  I, Nelson Gray, being of  (sound mind) and disposing memory invoke publish and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking all previous wills and codicils.

     First, it is my will that any just debts owned by me including my funeral expenses be first paid.

     Second, I will to my beloved wife Elizabeth Gray all my real estate of every kind and character now owned by me, with full right of sale and disposal if she needs to do so or thinks best.  This real estate consists of tract known as (S) ummer tract, Reeder Tract, Reynolds Tract known as Right of way tract.  The G M Dean Tract, a one half undivided interest in a 4 ½ acre patent tract owned jointly with E. B. Gray and a one half undivided in Elizabeth Epperson tract known as Moor’s creek property.  But in this regard it is my will that should my beloved wife Elizabeth Gray die possessed of any of this real estate then it shall descend to the following of my children, share and share alike.  Ida Epperson, Mattie Bingham, C.C. Gray, V.B. Gray, Cletis Gray, Nina Fields, Myrtle Baird and Pearl Gray.

     Third  I will and bequeath all of my personal property including any money and all my estate except the real estate mentioned and deposed in section two hereof to my beloved wife Elizabeth Gray during her lifetime if she survives me and at her death if she survives me there to go to the heirs named in section two hereof.

     Fourth  I have some other heirs at law namely, the children of my son George Gray, as follows  Litch, Larry, Norvell, and Vivian Gray, and the following children of my deceased daughter Thursa Bargo, namely Dora Bargo, and the children of my deceased daughter Bertha Asher, namely Rutherford, Thelma, Paul and Myrtle Asher, and the children of my deceased daughter Ella Reynolds, namely Ada, Walter, and Ida Reynolds, and the children of my deceased daughter Rebecca Horn, namely Elizabeth, Magdaline, James, Mattie, Vivian, Nelson, and Raymond Horn.  It is my will and wish that none nor either nor all take any interest whatever in any of my estate either real, personal, or mixed.

     Fifth it is my will and wish and I hereby appoint C.C. Gray, V.B. Gray and R.B. Baird my executors to carry out the provisions of this my last will and testament and they will execute bond for their faithful performance of the provisions herein and should one or more of them for any reason fail to qualify then the other or others may act.

     In Testimony whereof I here unto subscribe my name in the presents of Ida Epperson and W.R. Lay and onto as my request sign their names as witnesses hereto.  This Jan 11-1929.

                                                                                                      Nelson Gray

      We Ida Epperson and W R Lay certify that Nelson Gray signed his name to this his will in our presence and that we at his request have signed our names hereto as witnesses.

  This Jan 11-1929

   Ida Epperson

  WR Lay         


Children of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble/Scalf

     1) Mary Elizabeth Gray (1878 -?) married Rutherford B. Reynolds
     2)
 Ida Gray (B. 5/1879 -?) married John Epperson   (B. 1878 -?)
     3)
 Thurza Gray (B. 12/1882 -?) married J. D. Bargo
     4)
 George Gray (B. 10/1885 -?)
     5)
 Rebecca Gray (B. 10/1886 -?) married Edward Horn (B. 1878 -?)
     6)
 Bertha Gray (B. 5/1888 -?) married Jack A. Asher (B. 1885 -?)
     7)
 Mattie Gray (B. 6/1891 – D. 8/20/1963) married Lafayette Bingham
     8)
 Lucy Gray (Born 10/1893 – Died 7/2/1911)
     9)
 Clell McClelland (“C.C.”) Gray (B. 10/1894 -?) married Alma Odell
   10)
 Myrtle Gray (B. 3/18/1896 – D. 6/21/1968) married Renfro Blackburn Baird (B. 8/23/1893 - D. 3/26/1965) son of Dr. Calvin Russell Baird and Etta Clementine McCartt on 1 January 1920 in
Kentucky. 
   11)
 Vincent Gray (B. 6/1898 -?) married Verda Bailey
   12)
 Nina Gray (B. 1899 -) married Thomas H. Fields
   13)
 Pearl Gray (B. 1902 – D. 1999) married Elmer Rollins
   14)
 Cletus Gray (B. 1905-?) married Sudie Jackson
   15)
 Thomas Gray - Died young  


MARY ELLEN GRAY

Daughter of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Mary Ellen Gray was born February 1878 in Knox County, KY.  She married Rutherford Burchard Reynolds, son of John G. Reynolds and Lucy H. Stewart, on August 28, 1895, in Knox County, KY. (Knox County Marriages – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

"Their oldest child was my great grandmother Mary Elen (not Elizabeth) Gray Reynolds. She was born in February of 1878 and died on December 28, 1899. She was married on August 8, 1895 to my great grandfather Rutherford Burchard Reynolds. He remarried after her death to Elizabeth Hubbard on March 15, 1900. Elizabeth Hubbard Reynolds died on June 1, 1959. RB Reynolds died on August 9, 1962.
 
RB Reynolds and Mary Elen had four children: Ada Elizabeth, Ida Mae (my grandmother), Walter Gillis, and Laura Francis (Colklin?) (b. 10/20/1899 - died 8/17/1967).
 
RB and Elizabeth had a number of children thereafter: Sara Ellen (b. 1/23/1901 - died 2/18/1901), Rosa Lee (b. 9/10/1903), Susie Gints (b. 12/12/1904), Wealthia Addus (b. 1/15/1907), Alba Louise (b. 3/3/1909 - died 2/16/1964)), Ruth Elston (Baker) (b. 10/24/1910 - died February, 1967), Florence Stuart (b. 8/7/1913 - died 2/26/1919), Rutherford Burchard (b. 11/19/1915 - died April 1, 1963), Marion Chandler (b. 4/26/1919), Dorthy Ages (b. 2/27/1921) and Stuart Hubbard (b. 11/15/1922)."

Children of Rutherford Reynolds and Mary Elen Gray:

     1) Ada Elizabeth Reynolds
     2) Ida Mae Reynolds
     3) Walter Gillis Reynolds
     4) Laura Francis Reynolds

Children of Rutherford Reynolds and Elizabeth Hubbard:

     1) Sarah Ellen Reynolds - born: January 23, 1901; died: February 18, 1901
     2) Rose Lee Reynolds - born: September 10, 1903
     3) Susan Gints Reynolds - born: December 12, 1904
     4) Wealthia Addus Reynolds - born: January 15, 1907
     5) Alba Louise Reynolds - born: March 3, 1909; died: February 16, 1964
     6) Ruth Elston Reynolds - born: October 24, 1910; died: February 1967
     7) Florence Stuart Reynolds - born: August 8, 1913
     8) Rutherford Burchard Reynolds - born: November 19, 1913
     9) Marion Chandler Reynolds - born: April 26, 1919
   10) Dorothy Ages Reynolds - born: February 27, 1921
   11) Stuart Hubbard Reynolds - Born: November 15, 1921


Knox Co. Marriage Bond Book N, Page 60          

August 28, 1895
Groom - lst marriage
Bride - lst marriage
At: W. B. ANDERSON's
REYNOLDS, R. B., age 19
Born: Bell Co.
Father: J. G. REYNOLDS
Mother: Lucy REYNOLDS to:
GRAY, Mary E., 18,
b.: Knox Co.
Father: Nelson GRAY
Mother: Elizabeth
 

1900 Knox CO KY                        5 June 1900                            Flat Lick 

REYNOLDS, R.B. Head 24 Oct 1875 KY KY KY
                  Liza    Wife 20 Jan 1880 KY KY KY
                  Ada   Dau   3 Sep 1896 KY KY KY
                  Ida Dau   2 Nov 1897 KY KY KY
                  Walter Son 11/12 Jul 1899 KY KY KY
                  Laura Dau 2/12 Oct 1899 KY KY KY


1910 Knox CO KY                          29 April 1910            West Flat Lick

REYNOLDS, Rub B. Head 35 1875 KY KY KY
                       Liza Wife 28 1882 KY KY KY 6  born, 5 living
                       Ada Dau 13 1897 KY KY KY
                Ida Dau 12 1898 KY KY KY
Walter Son 10 1900 KY KY KY
Laura Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY
Rose Dau   9 1901 KY KY KY
Susie Dau   5 1905 KY KY KY
Wealthia Dau   3 1907 KY KY KY
Alba Dau   1 1909 KY KY KY


1920 Lincoln CO KY                        12 January 1920              Stanford

REYNOLDS, R.B. Head 43 1877 KY KY KY
               Elizabeth Wife 38 1882 KY KY KY
Walter J. Son 20 1900 KY KY KY
Rosie L. Dau 17 1903 KY KY KY
Susan Dau 15 1905 KY KY KY
Wealthia Dau 12 1908 KY KY KY
Ruth E. Dau 10 1910 KY KY KY
Rufus B. Son   4 1916 KY KY KY
Marian Son 8/12 1919 KY KY KY

1930 - Unable to find R. B. Reynolds

 

IDA M. GRAY
Daughter of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Ida Gray, daughter of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born May 1879. Ida married John William Epperson and this family was found on the 1910 – 1930 Knox County, Kentucky censuses. We have no further information on this family.


1910 Knox CO KY            22 April 1910            Precinct #6 – West Flat Lick
 

EPPERSON, John Head 29 1881 KY KY KY
(Gray)         Ida  Wife 28 1882 KY KY KY
           Marvin R.           Son   2 1908 KY KY KY


1920 Knox CO KY            21 January 1920            Precinct #5 – Flat Lick
 

EPPERSON, John Head 40 1880 KY KY KY
(Gray)         Ida  Wife 40 1880 KY KY KY
                  Marvin R. Son 10 1910 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY             5 April 1930               3rd District – Flat Lick  

EPPERSON, John Head 50 1880 KY KY KY
(Gray)        Ida M.   Wife 50 1880 KY KY KY
                  Marvin Son 21 1909 KY KY KY


1940 Knox CO KY                    17 April 1940                       Flat Lick

EPPERSON, John Head 60 1880 KY
            Ida Wife 61 1879 KY



THURSA GRAY
Daughter of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Thursa Gray, daughter of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born December 1882. Thursa (also spelled Thurza) married John Bargo. They were found only on the 1900 census of Knox County, Kentucky. No further information.  


1900 Knox Co KY                   1 June 1900                District 2
 

BARGO, John Head 25 Oct 1874 KY KY KY Widower
            Dora     Dau   4 Mar 1876 KY KY KY

 

GEORGE GRAY
Son of
Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf

George Gray, son of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born October 1885. We do not know the name of George’s wife at this time. We have no further information for George.

George was listed in his father’s will and had the following children:

     1) Litch Gray.
     2)
 Larry Gray.
     3)
 Norvell Gray.
     4)
Vivian Gray.

 REBECCA GRAY
Daughter of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Rebecca Gray, daughter of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born October 16, 1886 at Flat Lick (Knox County) Kentucky and died June 4, 1925 at 3 a.m. of pulmonary tuberculosis. Rebecca is buried at buried at Flat Lick (Knox Co) Kentucky. (Death Certificate of Rebecca Gray Horn – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Rebecca married Edward Horn. Edward and Rebecca were found on the 1910 and 1920 Bell and Knox County, Kentucky censuses.

1910 Bell CO KY            23 April 1910            Cary Precinct  

HORN, Edward Head 29 1881 KY KY KY
(Gray) Rebecca Wife 22 1888 KY KY KY
           Elizabeth Dau   2 1908 KY KY KY


1920 Knox CO KY            10 January 1920            Precinct #5 – Flat Lick
 

Horn, Edward Head 42 1878 KY KY KY
(Gray) Rebecca  Wife 33 1887 KY KY KY
           Elizabeth Dau 14 1906 KY KY KY
          Magdaline Dau 10 1910 KY KY KY
          Edward Son   6 1904 KY KY KY
          Mattie Dau 4 2/12   1916 KY KY KY
          Vivian Dau 1 4/12 1919 KY KY KY

Note: Vivian is living with grandmother on 1930 census.

REBECA HORN

Death Certificate #14766     Flat Lick, KY     Knox Co
Female – white - married
Born:  October 16, 1886   Flat Lick, KY            (Link to original document)
Died:  June 4, 1925 at 3 AM
Cause of death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis for 3 yrs
Father:  Nelson Gray   born:  Flat Lick, KY
Mother:  Lizzie Scalf     born:  Flat Lick, KY
Buried at Flat Lick, KY on June 6, 1925
Informant:  Nelson Gray

BERTHA GRAY
Daughter of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Bertha Gray, daughter of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf, was born May 1888. Bertha married Jack Asher but we have no marriage date. Bertha died March 1, 1920 which occurred before the enumeration of the 1930 census, and Jack was found in the home of his mother in 1930 with the children. We have no further information on this family.


1910 Knox CO KY            29 April 1910            Precinct #6 – West Flat Lick
 

ASHER, Jack Head 25 1885 KY KY KY
(Gray)    Bertha  Wife 22 1888 KY KY KY
              Rutherford     Son 8/12 1909 KY KY KY


1920 Bell CO KY            22-23 January 1920            Arjay Precinct 83
  

ASHER, Jackson Head 36 1884 KY KY KY  
(Gray)   Bertha              Wife 34 1886 KY KY KY (Died March 1, 1920)  (Link to death certificate)
             Rutherford Son 10 1910 KY KY KY  
             Thelma Dau   7 1913 KY KY KY  
             Paul   Son   5 1915 KY KY KY  
             Myrtle Dau 2 2/12 1917 KY KY KY  


1930 Knox CO KY            7 April 1930            3rd District
 

ASHER, Lucretia Head 78 1852 KY KY KY Widow
              Jack A.   Son 44 1886 KY KY KY Widower (Husband of Bertha Gray)
              Thelma G-dau 18 1912 KY KY KY
              Paul  G-son 15 1915 KY KY KY
              Myrtle G-dau 12 1918 KY KY KY

Thomas included his daughter, Elizabeth Gambrel (Scalf) Gray in his will when he died.     


LUCY GRAY
Daughter of
Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf

Lucy Gray, daughter of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born October 7, 1892 and died July 25, 1911 at the age of 18 years, 9 months and 7 days old of pulmonary tuberculosis. Her father was Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble. Lucy is buried at Flat Lick Cemetery. (Death Certificate of Lucy Gray – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)            

Link to Death Certificate

 

CLELL McCLELLAND GRAY
Son of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Clell Gray, son of Nelson Gray was born October1894. We have no death date for Clell. He was also known as C. C. Clell married Alma Odell (No marriage date). Clell was not found on census records. Dolly Scalf Gilliam stated that she believed Clell lived in California until his death and was also a medical doctor but this has not been confirmed.


Children of Clell Gray and Alma Odell:

     1) Clell Gray, Jr.
     2)
 Julian Gray
     3)
 Mary Elizabeth Gray

    MATTIE GREY
Daughter of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Mattie Gray, daughter of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born July 17, 1891 and died August 19, 1963 at 3:50 a.m. at the age of 72 from cerebral vascular accident (stroke). Mattie is buried at the Bingham Cemetery in Dewitt (Know Co) Kentucky. Her parents were listed as Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble. Her son, Morehead Bingham gave the information for her death certificate (Death Certificate courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Link to death certificate

Mattie married Lafayette Bingham. This family was found on the 1910 through 1930 census of Knox County, Kentucky.      


1910 Knox CO KY            29 April 1910            Precinct #6 – West Flat Lick
 

BINGHAM, Lath Head 22 1888 KY KY KY
(Gray) Mattie Wife 20 1890 KY KY KY


1920 Knox CO KY            6-7 January 1910            Precinct #5 – Flat Lick
 

BINGHAM, Lath Head 32 1888 KY KY KY
(Gray)        Mattie Wife 28 1892 KY KY KY
                  Cleo Dau 10 1910 KY KY KY
                  Ellen Dau   5 1915 KY KY KY
                  Clell Son 3 7/12 1916 KY KY KY
                  Morehead Son 2 1/12 1917 KY KY KY
                  Nelson Son 3/12 1919 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY             16 April 1930               3rd District            

BINGHAM, Lathe Head 41 1889 KY KY KY
(Gray)        Mattie  Wife 38 1892 KY KY KY
                  Cleo Dau 19 1911 KY KY KY
                  Morehead Son 11 1919 KY KY KY
                  Irene Dau   5 1925 KY KY KY
                  Pauline Dau   4 1926 KY KY KY
                  Scyjean Dau   2 1928 KY KY KY


1940 Knox CO KY                            8 March 1940                        Baughman

BINGHAM, Lath Head 52 1888 KY
          Mattie Wife 48 1892 KY
          Ilell Son 22 1918 KY
          Morehead Son 20 1920 KY
          Irene Dau 14 1926 KY
          Pauline Dau 13 1927 KY
          Scyjean Dau 10 1930 KY
          Tiny B.        Dau   8 1932 KY
          Mattie M. Dau   6 1934 KY

 

MYRTLE GRAY
Daughter of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Myrtle (Mertie) Gray, daughter of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born March18, 1896 and died June 21, 1968. Mertle (Myrtle) married Renfro Blackburn Baird born August 23, 1893 and died March 26,1965.

Children of Myrtle Gray and Dr. Renfro Blackburn Baird:

     1) Dr. Renfro Blackburn Baird, Jr.
     2)
 Calvin Lewis Baird, Sr.


1930 Bell CO KY            9 April 1930            Ward A-1  

BAIRD, Renfro Head 36 1894 TN TN TN
(Gray)  Mertle   Wife 30 1900 KY KY KY
            Renfro Jr. Son   8 1922 KY TN KY
            Calvin Son   6 1924 KY TN KY



VINCENT GRAY
Son of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Vincent Gray, son of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born June 1898. We have no death date for Vincent. He married Verda Bailey. They were found living in Bell County, Kentucky in 1930. No further information for this family.


1930 Bell CO KY            23 April 1930            Cardinal Precinct
 

Gray, Vincent Head 32 1898 KY KY KY
          Verda      Wife 22 1908 KY KY KY
          Betty J. Dau 1 10/12 1928 KY KY KY

  

NINA GRAY
Daughter of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble

  Nina Gray, daughter of Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Gambrel/Gamble was born November 3, 1899 and died December 12, 1977 in Columbiana (Stark Co) Ohio at the age of 78. (Ohio Death Records – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Name: Nina Fields
Last Residence: 43945   Salineville, Columbiana, Ohio, United States of America
Born: 3 Nov 1899
Died: Dec 1977
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (1973)

 
OHIO DEATHS 1958-2000
Name: Nina E Fields
Age at Death: 78
Date of Death: 12 Dec 1977
City of Death: Stark County
County of Death: Stark
Volume: 23107
Certificate: 092753 
Date of Birth: Est. 1899 
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Race: White 
County of Residence: Columbiana
State of Residence: Ohio
Country of Residence: United States 
Hospital of Death: Long-Term Care Facilities
Certifier: Physician
Autopsy: Unknown  

Nina was living at home when the 1920 census was taken.  However, between 1920 and 1930, she moved away from home and married a Fields.  This information is known because she is addressed as Nina Fields in her father’s will that was written January 11, 1929. 

After a long search, a Nina Fields was found on a 1930 Columbiana County, Ohio census.  She was married to a Thomas H. Fields.  Thomas and Nina had one son.  Thelma, a daughter of Thomas Fields, is living in the home and may not be the daughter of Nina, due to the daughter’s age and the fact that Nina was married at age 23 according to the census. 

Since Thomas was born in Kentucky, a search was made in the 1900-1920 records.  A Thomas Fields was found on a WWI Draft Registration Card (DRC), which was recorded around 1917.  On the DRC, Thomas lists Elijah Fields as his nearest relative and Flat Lick, KY as his permanent home.  

WWI Registration Card                               Link to document

Name:  Thomas Fields
Age:  20
Home Address:  Flat Lick, Knox Co, KY 
Date of Birth:  August 16, 1898
Present occupation:  Farming
Nearest Relative:  Elijah Fields, Flat Lick, Knox CO, KY
Height:  Medium
Build:  Stout
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Light

Since Nina was born and raised in Flat Lick, KY, they were in the same area during the early 1920s.  Elijah appears to be the father of Thomas because they are found together in a 1900 Jackson County, Kentucky census.  A Naril Fields is living nearby and is probably the father of Elijah Fields.  It appears that Thomas named his young son after his grandfather.         


1910 Knox CO KY            21 April 1910            Precinct #5 – East Flat Lick                     

GRAY, Nelson Head 55 1855 KY KY KY Farmer
Elizabeth Wife 45 1865 KY KY KY 15 born, 12 living
Lucy Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY
C. McCelland Son 15 1895 KY KY KY
Myrtle Dau 14 1896 KY KY KY
Vincent Son 12 1898 KY KY KY
Nina Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY   (*********)
Pearl Dau   8 1902 KY KY KY
M. Cletus Son   5 1905 KY KY KY


19
20 Knox CO KY            10 April 1920            Precinct #5 – Flat Lick

GRAY, Nelson Head 65 1855 KY KY KY
Elizabeth Wife 57 1863 KY KY KY
Nina Dau 19 1901 KY KY KY  (*******)
Pearl Dau 17 1903 KY KY KY  
Cletus Son 13 1907 KY KY KY


1930 Columbiana CO OH             2 April 1930                Wellsville

FIELDS, Thomas H. Head 31 1899 M18 KY KY KY
Nina Wife 26 1904 M23 KY KY KY
Thelma Dau   6 1924 KY KY KY
Naril Son 6/12  1929 OH KY KY


Nina’s husband, Thomas, was born August 19, 1898 and died December 8, 1985 at the age of 87. Thomas was born in Kentucky and died in Ohio. We do not know the place of interment for Nina or Thomas.

NameThomas Fields
Last Residence:  43945 Salineville, Columbiana, Ohio, United States of America
Born:  19 Aug 1898
Died:  Dec 1985
State (Year) SSN issued:  Ohio (Before 1951)

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


Ohio Deaths, 1958-2002

Name:  Thomas H Fields
Age at Death:  87 
Date of Death:  8 Dec 1985
City of Death:  East Liverpool 
County of Death:  Columbiana 
Volume:  26259 
Certificate:  089011 
Date of Birth:  Est. 1898
State of Birth:  Kentucky 
Country of Birth:  United States 
Gender:  Male 
Marital Status:  Widowed 
Race:  White 
Industry:  Not specified manufacturing industries 
Occupation:  Miscellaneous machine operators, not elsewhere classified 
County of Residence:  Columbiana 
State of Residence:  Ohio 
Country of Residence:  United States 
Hospital of Death:  East Liverpool City Hospital 
Certifier:  Physician

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

PEARL GRAY
Daughter of
Nelson Gray & Elizabeth Scalf

Pearl Gray, daughter of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born 1902 and died 1999. Pearl married Elmer Rollins. They were found on the 1930 census of Bell County, Kentucky. No further information for this family.


1930 Bell CO KY                          12 April 1930                        Cardinal Precinct

ROLLINS, Elmer G. Head 26 1904 KY KY KY
                  Pearl Wife 24 1906 KY KY KY


1940 Bell CO KY                        17 April 1940                            District 3

ROLLINS, Elmer G. Head 36 1904 KY
            Pearl Wife 39 1906 KY
            Ophia E. Dau   9 1931 KY
COLEMAN, Dorothy Servant 17 1923 KY
BROOKS, Dr. Henrg Lodger 56 1884 GA

 

MARVIN CLETUS GRAY
Son of
Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf

Cletus Gray son of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf was born 1905 and died December 23, 1949 in Warren, OH. He married Sudie Jackson and Littie Dean. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Tom Fields, informant, was the husband of Nina Gray. (See death certificate)

We have no further information on Cletus Gray.


THOMAS GRAY
Son of
Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf

Thomas Gray was the last child of Nelson Gray and Elizabeth Scalf. Thomas died young but we have no death date for Thomas. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)



THOMAS SCALF & MARTHA HAMMONDS


Children of Thomas J. Scalf and Martha Hammonds

(Link to family reunion - 1938)


A) Nancy "Mary" Scalf
(B. 1863 -) married:

     1) Willis “Wilkerson” Broughton
     2)
 Jasper Stanfield
     3)
 Nick Stone

B) Susan (Susie) Scalf (B. 1864 – D. 1883) ca 19 years old

C) James W. Scalf (B. 6/16/1866 – D. 7/1/1919) married Florence York

D) Elijah Scalf (B. 1868 D. 8/7/1896) - married Nannie Rice

E) Ellen Scalf (B. 11/25/1870 – D. 5/3/1946) married Preston Davis

F) Henry S. Scalf (B. 1871 -) married:

     1) Monie Hoskins
     2)
 Chastella Williams

G) Dawrity White Scalf (B. 10/1873 – D. 2/10/1945) married:

     1) Sarah Disney (daughter of Colonel Pat Disney & Camella Owens)
     2)
 Dessie Fannin

H) Johnny Scalf (B. 2/1/1877 – D. 9/17/1961) married Sarah Lockhard

I) Laura "Sarah" Scalf (B. 1879 -) married George Madison Farley

J) Lee Scalf (B. 6/18/1881 – 5/14/1946) married:

     1) Polly Owens
     2)
 Julia E. Chambers

K) Ashia (Axie) Scalf (B. 1884 – D.1948) married William Wilson Crowder (B. 1972)


Thomas and Martha had four children in school in 1894.

1894 Knox County, KY School Census  

Name of Parent or Guardian

Name of Children

 Male

Female

Thomas Scalf

          John Scalf

17

          Laura Scalf      15
          Lee Scalf

12

          Axie Scalf    10

The following school censuses reveals the names of the children of Thomas and Martha attending school 1898 – 1899.

1898 Knox County, KY School Census

Parent or Guardian Child Date of Birth Male Female Town
T.J. Scalf Lee Scalf October 12, 1883 15 Flat Lick, KY
Axie Scalf May 1885 12


1899 Knox County, KY School Census

Parent or Guardian Child Date of Birth Male Female Post Office
T.J. Scalf Lee Scalf October 12, 1883    17 Barbourville, KY
Axie Scalf May 1885      14

Note:  During the 1899 school year, Thomas appears to be living in two locations.  As was noted above, Thomas may have moved to Barbourville, KY with his youngest daughter, due to family trouble in Flat Lick, KY.  Later, Axie lived with the John Scalf family, an older brother, until she married William Crowder.  Lee Scalf has married and moved away from home.     

1900?

Parent or Guardian Child Date of Birth Male Female Post Office
T.J. Scalf Axie Scalf May 1885   15 Flat Lick, KY


 
NANCY SCALF  
Daughter of  
Thomas J. Scalf & Martha Hammonds
Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Nancy "Mary" Scalf, daughter of Thomas J. Scalf and Martha Hammonds Scalf, was born 1863 in Knox County, Kentucky.  Nancy’s first name is different depending on when and where it is written.  In the early census reports, she was called Nancy then later Nannie and Nan were used.  From oral tradition, Aunt Nan was used, and in Thomas Scalf’s Will, Mary Stone is listed. 

After the chapter of Peter Scalf was posted, new information was found for this family. This information has allowed us to sort out some of the information concerning Nancy “Mary” Scalf Broughton and her children, especially Nancy and her daughter Daley. The prior writings concerning this family have been updated with the new information.

Nancy married first to Wilkerson Broughton, son of William and Elizabeth Slusher Broughton on December 22, 1880 in Knox County, Kentucky. Nancy and Wilkerson divorced before 1892 for the records show that Wilkerson married Sarah Johnson July 23, 1892.

Nancy married second to Jasper Stanfield, son of Starlin Stanfield & Elizabeth (ukn), on February 18, 1894. This was also a second marriage for the groom. 

Apparently, Jasper died before 1900 because Nancy is listed as “widowed” on this census. Nancy then married the third time to Nick Stone on January 19, 1903. 

Tradition states that Nancy died in Arkansas. It has been said that Nancy inherited a great deal of money at the time of her last husband's death, and that she went to Arkansas where she bought a considerable amount of property. Finally, tradition tells us that her last husband was a rather wealthy hotel owner and saloon operator.  (Scalf-Family History)

The 1920 Crawford County, Arkansas census reveals that Nancy did in fact go to Arkansas. Her fourth marriage took place around 1916-1920 to John L. Wofford. We have no marriage record at this time, and cannot confirm where this marriage took place, nor can we confirm if Nancy went to Arkansas before or after her last marriage. However, Nancy and John were found on the 1920 census of Crawford County, Arkansas. The family of John L. Wofford and Nancy “Mary” Scalf is confirmed by the children listed in the home on the 1920 census.

According to information received from Nancy on the 1910 census, she had five living children. The children listed here are from her first marriage to Willis "Wilkerson" Broughton. 

At the time of the last writing of this section there was some uncertainty about who Daley’s father was due to her birth date; however, a death certificate for Daley was found by Virgil Scalf, confirming that her father was a Broughton. Although her father’s first name was not listed on the death record, the record certainly indicates that her father was Wilkerson Broughton, first husband of Nancy “Mary” Scalf. Therefore, it appears that Daley’s birth date has been listed inaccurately on some records.

Wilkerson Broughton was born about 1848 and died January 19, 1916 at the age of 68 according to a delayed death certificate. Wilkerson died of “leakage of the heart.” Sarah Broughton gave the information for the death certificate. His father was not listed but his mother was Elizabeth Slusher.  (Death Certificate courtesy of Virgil Scalf

Children of Wilkerson Broughton and Nancy "Mary" Scalf

     1) Thomas Broughton (B. 1882 -) married Susan Caldwell
     2) Ellen Broughton (B. May 8, 1885-) married 1. Willis May 2. ____ Rubin 
     3) Martha Broughton (B. 1886 -) married Nasby Johnson
     4) Lillie Broughton (B. 12/25/1887 - D. 8/26/1966) married Silas Mills
     5) Daley Broughton (B. May 12, 1890 – D. 6/22/1949) married 1. Dock W. Russell 2. Thomas C. Pittman

In 1897, a School Census was taken and four of the children of Wilkerson and Nancy were listed on this census. Wilkerson was listed as the parent or guardian of four of the children indicating that four of the five children of Wilkerson and Nancy were living with their father at this time. Ellen Broughton was one of the children. 


1897 Knox CO, KY School Census – District #34  

PARENT or GUARDIAN    CHILDREN MALE

FEMALE

Wilkerson Broughton Thomas Broughton    16
Ellen Broughton       13
Martha Broughton       11
Lilla Broughton         8

On the 1898 School Census, Nancy is listed as the guardian/parent of two of the children, Ellen and Daisy. According to this record Ellen was born May 8, 1885 and Daisy was born March 12, 1890.  Ellen had moved from her father’s home where she had been living in 1897. 

1898 Knox County, KY School Census

PARENT or GUARDIAN CHILDREN

DATE of BIRTH

MALE FEMALE TOWN
Nancy Scalf   Ellen Scalf

    May 8, 1885

     13 Flat Lick
  Daisy Scalf

    March 12, 1890

       8

Note that the date of birth (March 12) for Daisy on the 1898 Knox County School Census matches the birth date of Daley Margaret Broughton Pittman from her death certificate listed under the writings of Daley Broughton below.

In view of this information, we conclude that Daisy was actually Daley Margaret Broughton. Daisy is again noted on the 1899 Knox County, Kentucky School Census with Nancy as the parent/guardian.  Ellen is still in the home of her mother at this time.          

 1899 Knox County, KY School Census  

PARENT or GUARDIAN CHILDREN DATE of BIRTH MALE FEMALE POST OFFICE
Nancy Scalf   Ellen Scalf     May 8, 1885      14      Flat Lick
  Daisy Scalf     March 12, 1890        9

On the 1900 census, Nancy is widowed and living in Middlesboro, KY with a ten year-old daughter named Delice (Daley). Wilkerson is living in Stinking Creek, KY and caring for four of their children.  Ellen had moved back to her father’s home by 1900. Why Wilkerson had four of the children and Nancy only one is unknown.  The ability to care for the children probably was a major reason for the arrangement at that time.

It is the opinion of the author that Delice from the 1900 census, Daisy from the 1898 and 1899 School Population Census, and Dailih from the 1910 census are all misspellings of the name, Daly.

1900 Bell CO KY            5 June 1900            Mag. District #6 - Middlesboro  

SCALF, Nannie Head 28 1872 KY KY KY Widow Laundress
              Delice Dau 10 1890 KY KY KY  

On the 1900 School Census, there are four children listed, one child is listed as Lillie Broughton, daughter of Wilkerson and Nancy Scalf Broughton. Note that Lillie and Frank are both listed at age 12. According to sources close to the family, Frank was a nephew of Wilkerson Broughton and not a son. Frank does not appear on the 1900 census of Knox County with the family and was likely living elsewhere.


1900 Knox County, KY School Census – Upper Road Fork – District #57
 

PARENT or GUARDIAN    CHILDREN MALE

FEMALE

Wilkerson Broughton Thomas Broughton    18
Lillie Broughton       12
Mary Broughton         7
Frank Broughton    12  

On the 1900 census, enumerated on June 11, 1900, Ellen, daughter of Nancy Scalf and Wilkerson Broughton is again in the home of her father, Wilkerson. She had been living with her mother, Nancy, in 1898 and 1899. Chora, a granddaughter of Wilkerson (daughter of Ellen) was also in the home at age 1, estimating her birth date at 1899.

1900 Knox CO KY            11 June 1900                 Voting Precinct #5

BROUGHTON, Wilkerson Head 35 1865 KY KY KY    Married 9 years
                        Sarah Wife 30 1870 KY KY KY    Married 9 years - 4 children born, 4 living
                        Thomas Son 18 1882 KY KY KY    (Son of Nancy Scalf Broughton)   
                        Ellen Dau 16 1884 KY KY KY    (Daughter of Nancy Scalf Broughton)
                        Martha   Dau 14 1886 KY KY KY    (Daughter of Nancy Scalf Broughton)
                        Lillie Dau 12 1888 KY KY KY    (Daughter of Nancy Scalf Broughton)
                        Mary   Dau   7 1893 KY KY KY
                        John H. Son   5 1895 KY KY KY
                        Nora   Dau   2 1898 KY KY KY
                        Lucy Dau 1/12 1900 KY KY KY
                       Clora M. G-dau   1 1899 KY KY KY    (Daughter of Ellen Broughton)


The 1910 census of reveals that Wilkerson’s son-in-law Nasby Johnson who was also his brother-in-law (brother of his wife Sarah) was living in the home of Wilkerson and Sarah. Nasby and Martha’s son, Enos (Ernie) was also living in the home. Nasby and Martha were divorced and Martha was living with her mother, Nancy.

1910 Knox CO KY                21 April 1910            Road Fork Precinct

BROUGHTON, Wilk Head 49 1861 KY KY KY Married 2 times  
             Sarah Wife 38 1872 KY KY KY Married once 8 children born, 8 living
             Mary Dau 15 1895 KY KY KY    
             Henry Son 13 1897 KY KY KY    
             Nora Dau 11 1899 KY KY KY    
             Lucy Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY    
             Charley Son   8 1902 KY KY KY    
             Fannie Dau   6 1904 KY KY KY    
             Della Dau   4 1906 KY KY KY    
             Edna Dau 8/12 1909 KY KY KY    
JOHNSON, Nasby Brother in law 29 1881 KY KY KY Divorced  
             Ennie Grandson   4 1906 KY KY KY    


In 1910, Nannie (Scalf) Broughton-Stanfield-Stone was living in Middlesboro, KY with several family members in the home. Nannies’ third husband, Nick Stone, had died and she was operating a hotel or boarding house.  There were fourteen boarders and two servants listed in the boarding house. Nannie stated she had five children born and five children living.  Wilkerson Broughton continued to live in Stinking Creek, KY.

Thomas and Lillie Broughton were married and had started their own families.  However, three of Nancy’s daughters, Ellen, Martha, and Dailah (Daly) were living in the hotel with their mother. 

Ellen had been married to a Rhubin for three years and had two children in the home, her daughter Chora (Cora?) listed as Chora Rhubin and a son Ellis Rhubin.  Although Chora is listed as a Rhubin, we cannot confirm that Mr. Rhubin was her father. Chora was born to Ellen before her marriage to Mr. Rhubin.

Martha was divorced from Nasby Johnson, and living with her mother, and Dailah (Daley) had been married to Dock W. Russell for three years and were living in the home with Nancy.

1910 Bell CO KY                 21 April 1910              City Hall Precinct - Middlesboro 

STONE, Nannie Head 31 1879 KY KY KY Widow Proprietress - restaurant
RUSSELL, Dock W. Son in law 28 1882 KY TN TN  
                  Dailah    Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY  
BROUGHTON, Martha  Dau 23 1887 KY KY KY Divorced  
RHUBIN, Ellen Dau 20 1890 KY KY KY  
            Chora   G-dau   9 1901 KY Italy KY  
            Ellis  G-son   3 1907 KY Italy KY  

After the posting of the chapter of Peter Scalf, another search was undertaken by Virgil Scalf to confirm that Nancy had moved to Arkansas as stated in Scalf Family History.  This search revealed that Nancy was living in Crawford County, Arkansas in 1920 and Sebastian County, AR in 1930 with her last husband, John L. Wofford. Her grandson Ellis Ruben was also living in the home in 1920. Emaline, a daughter of John Wofford and his former wife was also in the home as well as a boarder, Valentine Cotton.

1920 Crawford CO AR            23 January 1920                Richland Township

WOFFORD, John L. Head 48 1872 AR GA GA    Farmer
         Nanna Wife 47 1873 KY US US
         Emaline   Dau 17 1903 OK AR KY
RUBEN, Ellis (?) Son 14 1906 VA US KY
Cotton, Valentine Boarder 48 1872 TX MO MO

By 1930, Nancy’s daughter, Daley and her husband Thomas Pittman were living in the home of John and Nancy in 1930.

1930 Sebastian CO AR                5 April 1930                    Fort Smith

WOFFORD, John L. Head 59 1871 AR AR AR Laborer - lumber
        Nannie Wife 56 1873 KY KY KY Married @ 15
PITTMAN, Thomas C. Son in law 36 1894 MS MS MS Married @ 20    Laborer - lumber
        Daley  Dau 35 1895 KY KY KY Married @ 19

Nancy Scalf married:

     1) Wilkerson Broughton - December 22, 1880, son of William Broughton & Elizabeth Slusher. (Link to marriage document)
     2) Jasper Stanfield - February 22, 1894 son of Starlin Stanfield & Elizabeth (ukn) (Link to marriage document)
     3) Nick Stone - January 19, 1903  (Link to marriage document)
     4) John L. Wofford – 1916-1920

John L. Wofford was born about 1873 and died March 12, 1940 in Crawford County, Arkansas. John is buried at Newberry Cemetery in Alma, Arkansas. John was married first to Martha Isabelle Adam in Searcy, Arkansas 30 August 1899. They were the parents of Mary Emmaline Wofford. (Internet family tree of Wofford family)

Link to death index of John L. Wofford - (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Nancy “Mary” (Scalf) Broughton-Stanfield-Stone-Wofford died October 25, 1933 in Sebastian County, Arkansas.  She is buried at Newberry Cemetery in Alma, Arkansas.

Link to death certificate of Nannie Wofford - (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


     
THOMAS BROUGHTON
Son of
Wilkerson Broughton and Nancy Scalf Broughton
Thomas<Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thomas Broughton, son of Wilkerson Broughton and Nancy Scalf Broughton, was born in October 1881.  Thomas married Sudie Caldwell (Coldwell?) daughter of Colson and Mary Edwards Caldwell.  He lived most of his life in Stinking Creek, Kentucky.   (Link to marriage document) 

Children of Thomas Broughton and Sudie Caldwell

     1) Bella Broughton (B. 1904 -)
     2)
 Floyd Broughton (B. 1905 -)
     3)
 Martha Broughton (B. 1907 -)
     4)
 Boyd S. Broughton (B. 1909 -)
     5)
 Vernon Broughton (B. 11/21/1912 -)
     6)
 Nannie Broughton (B. 9/27/1918 -)
     7)
 Harlan Broughton (B. 1/29/1920 -)
     8)
 Dorothy Broughton (B. 11/27/1921 -)


1910 Knox CO KY                        4 May 1910                Road Fork Precinct
 
BROUGHTON, Thomas Head 28 1882 KY KY KY Farmer
                  Sudie Wife 27 1883 KY KY KY 4 children born, 4 living
                  Bella Dau   6 1904 KY KY KY  
                  Floyd Son   5 1905 KY KY KY  
                  Martha Dau   3 1907 KY KY KY  
                  Boyd S.      Son 1 4/12 1909 KY KY KY  

 

 

1920 Knox Co KY                   15 January 1920            Road Fork            Precinct 8     

 

BROUGHTON, Thomas Head 35 1885 KY KY KY    Farmer
                  Sudie Wife 37 1883 KY KY KY
                  Bell      Dau 16 1904 KY KY KY
                 Floyd Son 15 1905 KY KY KY
                 Martha Dau 13 1907 KY KY KY
                 Boyd      Son 11 1909 KY KY KY
                 Vernon Son   7 1913 KY KY KY
                 Nannie Dau 1 4/12 1919 KY KY KY

 

 

1930 Knox CO KY                        4 April 1930                District 4
 

BROUGHTON, Thomas Head 48 1882 KY KY KY    Farmer
                     Sudie Wife 47 1883 KY KY KY
                     Vernon Son 17 1913 KY KY KY
                     Nannie Dau 12 1918 KY KY KY
                     Harlan Son 10 1920 KY KY KY
                     Dorthy        Dau   8 1922 KY KY KY

 
 

ELLEN BROUGHTON
 Daughter of
Wilkerson Broughton and Nancy Scalf
Ellen<Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf 

Ellen Broughton, daughter Nancy “Mary” Scalf Broughton, was born May 8, 1885. (School Population Census) She was born in Knox County, Kentucky (Marriage License)

Ellen lived with her father after the divorce of her parents. She was listed on the 1897 School Population Census in the home of her father along with two of her sisters and a brother. Ellen then moved to her mother’s home in 1898 where she remained in 1899 and listed on the School Population Census. By the enumeration of the census in June of 1900, Ellen was again living with her father. At this time, Ellen had a child, Chora, aged 1 year old.

“About 1898 and according to family history, “Wilkerson forced Ellen to leave home due to the illegitimate child.   She went to live with her mother Nancy Scalf.” (Un-named descendent)

On March 16, 1901, the Clay County, Kentucky marriages reveal that Ellen married her 3d cousin, Willis May, son of Cealy/Ceely Ann Scalf and Duton May at the home of her father, Wilkerson Broughton. Wilkerson signed his permission for the marriage of Ellen. She was 16 and Willis was 31 according to the marriage application.  Ellen was born in Knox County and Willis was born in Clay County, Kentucky.

On the 1900 census of Knox County, Kentucky, Willis May was living in the home of Joseph Hammons. Wilkerson Broughton was living four houses away in household No. 119. Milton Scalf, son of William Scalf and Joicy (Jackson) Scalf were living in household No. 120, next door to Wilkerson. Milton was a grandson of Peter and Lotty Scalf. Joseph Hammons was living in household No. 125. Other Broughton families were living nearby.


1900 Knox CO KY            11 June 1900                 Voting Precinct #5

HAMMONS, Joseph Head 27 Nov 1872 KY KY KY
              Nannie Wife 15 Jul 1884 KY KY KY
              Verna   Dau   7 Jan 1893 KY KY KY
              Leonard Son   4 Oct 1895 KY KY KY
              Sallie Dau   3 Sep 1896 KY KY KY
MAY, Willis Boarder 34 Apr 1866 KY KY KY

Note that Joseph Hammons is head of house on this census and Nannie is listed as his wife. The children are listed as their children; however, in the column listing how long the person has been married, a 0 is listed for both Joseph and Nannie. In the column listing number of living and deceased children, a 0 is listed in both columns. Due to this information, we cannot confirm that Joseph and Nannie were actually husband and wife. Note the age of both. If Verna had been their child at 7 years old, Joseph would have been 19 when she was born and Nannie would have been 8. It appears something is amiss with this census listing and it is possible that Joseph and Nannie were brother and sister with younger siblings in the home.           
 

WILLIS MAY and ELLEN BROUGHTON:

Marriage: March 16, 1901, Knox County, Kentucky

Knox Co., KY Marriage Bond Book K, #205
03-26-1901
Number of marriages of groom - 3      (Link to marriage document)
Number of marriages of bride - 1
@ Wilks Broughton
Willis May [31] Clay
 to
Ellen Broughton [16] Knox
Married at residence of brides parents  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Apparently, the marriage of Willis May and Ellen Broughton ended in divorce 1901-1907 for Ellen remarried to a Rhubin sometime around 1907 according to her statement on the 1910 census. Ellen stated she had been married for three years. She had moved back to her mother’s home in Bell County, Kentucky where she was enumerated on the census of 1910. Mr. Rhubin does not appear on this census with Ellen.  Ellen’s daughter Chora was listed as 9 years old on this census estimating a birth date of 1901. However, this age does not correspond with the 1900 census where Chora was listed in the home of her grandfather Wilkerson Broughton, at 1 year old with an estimated birth date of 1899. According to the 1900 census, Chlora would have been 11 years old in 1910.

Ellen and two of her sisters, Daley and Martha, were living with their mother Nannie (Nancy “Mary” Scalf) Stone in Middlesboro, KY in 1910.  Ellen had two children at this time. Her daughter, Chora was listed as Chora Rhubin and a son Ellis Rhubin. However, according to census and marriage records, Chora was born before either of her marriages.

1910 Bell Co KY                 21 April 1910              City Hall Precinct - Middlesboro 

STONE, Nannie Head 31 1879 KY KY KY Widow
RUSSELL, Dock W. Son in law 28 1882 KY TN TN
                  Dailih    Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY
BROUGHTON, Martha  Dau 23 1887 KY KY KY Divorced
Rhubin, Ellen Dau 20 1890 KY KY KY
            Chora   G-dau   9 1901 KY Italy KY
            Ellis  G-son   3 1907 KY Italy KY

In 1920, Ellis Ruben, the son of Ellen Broughton Ruben, was living with his grandmother, Nanna Wofford, in Crawford CO, AR which may indicate that Ellen has died or moved away from home.   

1920 Crawford CO AR            23 January 1920                Richland Township

WOFFORD, John L. Head 48 1872 AR GA GA
         Nanna Wife 47 1873 KY US US
         Emaline   Dau 17 1903 OK AR KY
RUBEN, Ellis (?) Son 14 1906 VA US KY (Son of Ellen Broughton)
Cotton, Valentine Boarder 48 1872 TX MO MO

Ellen Broughton married:

     1) Willis Mays.
     2) Mr. Rhubin.

Child of Ellen Broughton:

     Chora (B. 5/1899 -)

Child of Ellen Broughton and Mr. Rhubin:

     Ellis Rhubin (B. 1907 -)

We have no knowledge of any children born to Ellen Broughton and Willis May at this time. Nothing has been found of Ellen after the 1910 census.
 

MARTHA BROUGHTON
Daughter of
Wilkerson Broughton and Nancy Scalf
Martha<Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Martha Broughton, daughter of Wilkerson and Nancy Broughton, was born in Knox County, KY on October 1, 1885.  In the 1900 census, she was living with her father Wilkerson Broughton and his second wife Sarah.   Martha Broughton married Nasby Johnson on January 4, 1901. However, Nasby and Martha were divorced around 1906 and she was living with her mother in Middlesboro, KY in 1910.  Nasby Johnson and his son Enos were living with Wilkerson and Sarah Johnson Broughton (his sister) in 1910. 

After the divorce from Martha Broughton, the daughter of Wilkerson Broughton, Nasby Johnson married again to a second Martha Broughton, the daughter of Peter Broughton on March 6, 1912. In the 1920 census, Nasby is living with the second Martha Broughton in Knox County Kentucky. The two Martha Broughtons can be confused due to their names and ages.

Alice, daughter of Nasby and Martha, cannot be located on the 1910 census.  Sometime after 1910 Martha left Kentucky.  Oral family history tells us that Martha remarried, raised a family in St Louis, Missouri, and died in the mid 1940s.  Martha’s family in St. Louis contacted Alice and Enos, the children of Nasby Johnson and Martha Broughton at the time of her death and requested they sign a quit-claim deed to relinquish any rights to her property. Alice and Enos would not sign the deed. However, a few weeks later they received another letter from Martha's family stating that a will was found and they would not need the deed. Martha’s family did not contact them again.   

Children of Nasby and Martha Johnson

     1) Alice Johnson (B. 8/12/1902 – D. 10/9/1964)
     2) Enos Johnson (B. 12/12/1904 - D. 10/1973)

1910 Bell Co KY                 21 April 1910              City Hall Precinct - Middlesboro 

STONE, Nannie Head 31 1879 KY KY KY Widow
RUSSELL, Dock W. Son in law 28 1882 KY TN TN
                  Dailih    Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY
BROUGHTON, Martha  Dau 23 1887 KY KY KY Divorced
Rhubin, Ellen Dau 20 1890 KY KY KY
            Chora   G-dau   9 1901 KY Italy KY
            Ellis  G-son   3 1907 KY Italy KY

Martha Broughton (B. 1886 -) married Nasby Johnson, other marriage(s) unknown.  (Link to marriage document)

We have no death date or burial for Martha, and no marriage record for any other marriages. Martha did move to Missouri and had another family; however, this family is unknown at this time.

In 1910, after the divorce from Martha Broughton, Nasby Johnson and his son, Enos Johnson, are living with his brother in law, Wilkerson Broughton. 

1910 Knox CO KY                21 April 1910            Road Fork Precinct

BROUGHTON, Wilk Head 49 1861 KY KY KY Married 2 times  
             Sarah Wife 38 1872 KY KY KY Married once 8 children born, 8 living
             Mary Dau 15 1895 KY KY KY    
             Henry Son 13 1897 KY KY KY    
             Nora Dau 11 1899 KY KY KY    
             Lucy Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY    
             Charley Son   8 1902 KY KY KY    
             Fannie Dau   6 1904 KY KY KY    
             Della Dau   4 1906 KY KY KY    
             Edna Dau 8/12 1909 KY KY KY    
JOHNSON, Nasby Brother in law 29 1881 KY KY KY Divorced  
             Ennie Grandson   4 1906 KY KY KY    


1920 Knox CO KY                15 January 1920            Road Fork Precinct

JOHNSON, Nasby Head 38 1882 KY KY KY  
          Martha Wife 29 1891 KY KY KY (Martha Broughton, daughter of Peter Broughton)
          John M. Son   7 1913 KY KY KY  
          Read P. Son 4 2/12 1915 KY KY KY  
          Enie  Son 13 1907 KY KY KY (Son of Martha Broughton)

 

ALICE JOHNSON
Daughter of
Nasby Johnson & Martha Broughton
Alice<Martha<Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Alice Johnson, the daughter of Nasby Johnson and Martha Broughton, was born on August 12, 1902 in Knox County, Kentucky.  After Nasby and Martha were divorced, Nancy was raised by Wilkerson and Sarah Broughton. However, Alice can not be located in the 1910 census and was probably overlooked in the census. Alice married Lawrence Bright on March 10, 1919.

Children of Lawrence and Alice Johnson Bright

     1) Bertha Bright
     2) Tinsley Bright
     3) Delmer Bright
     4) Mattie Bright
     5) Norma Bright
     6) Everett Bright
     7) Wilma Bright
     8) Lawrence Bright, Jr.
     9) Winston Bright
   10) Harland Bright

1920 Knox CO KY                14 January 1920                    Road Fork

BRIGHT, Larence Head 35 1885 KY KY KY
            Alice Wife 17 1903 KY KY KY
            Tip Son 15 1905 KY KY KY
            Ellen  Dau 13 1907 KY KY KY
            Critt Son 10 1910 KY KY KY
            Lucy     Dau   8 1912 KY KY KY
            James  Son   6 1914 KY KY KY
            Clarence Son 3 4/12 1916 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY                10 April 1930                District 4

BRIGHT, Lawrence Head 46 1884 KY KY KY
            Alice Wife 28 1902 KY KY KY
            James Son 15 1915 KY KY KY
            Clarence  Son 13 1917 KY KY KY
            Bertha Dau   9 1921 KY KY KY
            Delmer Son   2 1928 KY KY KY
BRIGHT, Easter Mother 90 1840 KY KY KY




DELMER BRIGHT
Son of
 Lawrence and Alice Johnson Bright
Delmer<Alice<Martha<Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Delmer Bright, the son of Lawrence and Alice Johnson Bright, was born on February 28, 1928 and died January 21, 2012. On October 16, 2004, Virgil Scalf, Joe Scalf, and Delmer Bright placed a headstone on the graves of Peter and Lotty Scalf.  Susan Scalf, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Scalf and granddaughter of Peter and Lotty is buried nearby. 

OBITUARY:

Delmer Bright age 83, of Dewitt, was born on February 28, 1928 at Hammond, Kentucky. He was a son of the late Lawrence Bright and Alice Johnson Bright. Mr. Bright died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 in Barbourville. He was a member of the Dewitt Baptist Church. Mr. Bright worked for the L&N and CSX Railroads before retiring. He was a United States Veteran of the Korean War, was a member and mason of the Barbourville Masonic Lodge #187 F&AM, was a member of the American Legion and was a Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Bright united in marriage to Loretta Lester and to this union three beloved children were born. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by, four brothers; Tip, Clarence, Everett and Crit and three sisters; Bertha Callebs, Mattie Franks and Lucy Mills.

Mr. Bright is survived by his loving wife, Loretta Bright of Dewitt; his daughters; Brenda Frazier and husband, Bill of Barbourville; Jacqueline Carter and husband, Dr. Richard Carter of Barbourville; his son; Ronald Wayne Bright and wife, Ginger of Orange Park, Florida; his dear grandchildren; Brian Bright and wife, Rachel; Steven Bright, Lee Frazier, Emily Carter and Sara Carter; his great grandchildren; Jonah and Alexandra; his sisters; Norma Averill of Nebraska; Wilma Stamper of Middletown, Ohio; and his brothers; Lawrence Bright Jr. of Artemus and Winston Bright of North Dakota.

Funeral Services for Delmer Bright will be conducted at the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Vernon Morris and Gary Steenbergen officiating. Burial will follow in the Barbourville Cemetery with, Donald Bright, Terrell Callebs, Eddie Lewis, Lee Frazier, Brian Bright and Steve Bright serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Joe Broughton, Oleen Johnson, Jim Ed Smith, Freddie Cole, Cotton Baker, Henry Black and Dale Owens. Friends will be received at the Hopper Funeral Home, Friday after 6:00 p.m. The Barbourville Masonic Lodge #187 F&AM will be conducting masonic services at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Friends will be received after 10:00 a.m. Saturday until the funeral hour at 11:00 a.m. Hopper Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
 

 

ENOS JOHNSON
Son of
Nasby Johnson & Martha Broughton
Enos<Martha<Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf 

Enos Johnson, son of Nasby Johnson and Martha Broughton, was born December 4, 1904 in Knox County and died October 1973 in Crestline, Crawford CO, Ohio.  Enos married Victoria Smith, the daughter of Marcum Smith.             (Link to marriage document)

Children of Enos & Victoria Johnson

     1) Chiseal Johnson (B. 1928 -)
     2) Oleen (Johnny) Johnson
     3) Lorenna Johnson
     4) Doris Johnson
     5) Charles Johnson

1930 Knox CO KY                4 April 1930                District 3

JOHNSON, Enos Head 24 1906 KY KY KY Married @ 19   Section worker - L & N Railroad
           Victoria Wife 21 1909 KY KY KY Married @ 17
           Cheseal  Son   2 1928 KY KY KY  


1940 Knox CO KY                        16 April 1940                            Flat Lick

JOHNSON, Enos Head 35 1905 KY
          Victoria   Wife 32 1908 KY
           Cheseal  Son 12 1928 KY
           Oleon  Son   9 1931 KY
           Lorenna Dau   5 1935 KY
           Docas Dau   3 1937 KY
           Charles Son   2 1938 KY

 


LILLIE BROUGHTON
Daughter of
Wilkerson Broughton and Nancy Scalf
Lillie<Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lillie Broughton, daughter of Wilkerson Broughton and Nancy Scalf, was born December 25, 1887 in Knox County, KY.  She married Silas Mills January 15, 1906. Silas Mills died November 26, 1979 and Lillie Broughton Mills died August 28, 1966.  (Link to marriage document)

The 1910 and 1920 Knox County censuses do not list the children with in the same order as they are listed here.


Children of Silas Mills and Lillie Broughton as found on the Internet – unproven:

     1) Birdie Mills (B. 9/11/1907 -)
     2) Dice Mills (B. 1908)
     3) Edward Mills (B. 2/16/1910 -)
     4) Nancy Mills (B. 1912 -)
     5) Albert Mills (B. 3/25/1914 -)
     6) Eva Mills (B. 2/28/1916 -)
     7) Hobert Mills (B. 9/10/1918 -)
     8) Litha Mills (B. 1920 -)
     9) Clarence Mills (B. 4/17/1925 -)
   10) Thomas Mills (B. 1928 -)


1910 Knox Co KY                   3 May 1910                Road Fork
 

MILLS, Silas Head 27 1883 KY KY KY
            Lillie Wife 21 1889 KY KY KY 3 children born, 3 living
            Dicie Dau   3 1907 KY KY KY
            Birdie Dau   2 1908 KY KY KY
            Edward Son 4/12 1910 KY KY KY

   

1920 Knox Co KY                   16 January 1920            Messer Precinct  

MILLS, Silas Head 36 1884 KY KY KY
             Lilly Wife 31 1889 KY KY KY
             Dicy Dau 12 1908 KY KY KY
             Birdie Dau 11 1909 KY KY KY
             Edward Son   9 1911 KY KY KY
             Nancy Dau   7 1913 KY KY KY
             Albert Son   5 1915 KY KY KY
             Hobert   Son   1 1919 KY KY KY

   

1930 Knox Co KY                   15 April 1930                   District 4

MILLS, Silas Head 47 1883 KY KY KY
             Lillie Wife 41 1889 KY KY KY
             Birdie    Dau 21 1909 KY KY KY
             Nancy Dau 18 1912 KY KY KY
             Albert Son 16 1914 KY KY KY
             Hobert Son 12 1918 KY KY KY
             Litha Dau 10 1920 KY KY KY
             Clarence Son   5 1925 KY KY KY
             Thomas Son   2 1928 KY KY KY


1940 Knox CO KY                        6 May 1940                        Mills

MILLS, Silas Head 58 1882 KY
         Lillie Wife 48 1892 KY
         Clarence Son 16 1924 KY

   

EDWARD MILLS
Son of
Silas Mills & Lillie Broughton
Edward<Lillie<Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Edward Mills, son of Lillie Broughton Mills was born about 1911 (1920 census). We have no further information on this family.  


1930 Knox Co KY                   15 April 1930                   District 4  

#135 MILLS, Edward Head 19 1911 KY KY KY
             Lucy Wife 17 1913 KY KY KY
            Opal Dau 5/12 1930 KY KY KY

    

NANCY MILLS
Daughter of
Silas Mills & Lillie Broughton
Nancy<Lillie<Nancy<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Nancy Mills, daughter of Lillie Broughton Mills was born about 1913 (1920 census).  Nancy married Gilbert Smith, and according to the 1940 census, they were living in Bell County, KY in 1935. When they were recorded on the 1940 census the family had moved back to Knox County, KY.

Children of Gilbert Smith and Nancy Mills:

     1) Otis Mills (Born about 1937)
     2) Lones Mills (Born about 1940)
     3) Lithia Mills
     4) Nancy Mills
     5) James Mills

1940 Knox CO KY                    9 May 1940                                Mills                  

SMITH, Gilbert Head 28 1912 KY
            Nancy Wife 27 1913 KY
            Otis Son   3 1937 KY
            Lones Son 1/12 1940 KY

"My name is Amanda Vazquez, I recently decided to join ancestry.com in a quest to learn more about my mother's father's history. She had a falling out with her father as a child so I never came to know him as my grandfather. I actually never met him at all and he passed some years back of a heart attack. In a search of his history, I've mostly unveiled the history his mother, my great grandmother, whom I did have a relationship with and whom mother was incredibly close to. Her name will seem familiar to you as it is Nancy Mills. She passed in 2013 I believe, at the age of 101. Her mother's name was Lillie and her father Silas Mills. I believe them to be the same Lillie and Silas Mills mentioned in your book. The names of their children (those that I know of) were Dicy (called her great aunt dice and was privileged to know as well), Clarence (still alive and apparently the only one still alive), Litha, Berdie, and Hobart. Since we only had a relationship with Nancy and Dice Mills, I cannot confirm any other names. Nancy Mills was born on May 5th, 1912. She married Gilbert Smith (whom I have no information on) and they had five children: Lones Smith (My grandfather), Lithia Smith, Nancy Smith, Otis Smith, and James Smith. Nancy Mills resided in Indiana at the time of her death. Nancy Mills Smith and Gilbert Smith did separate, but it is believed they did not officially ever divorce." (Courtesy of Amanda Vazquez)

 

DALEY MARGARET BROUGHTON

Daughter of

Wilkerson Broughton & Nancy “Mary” Scalf

Daley Broughton<Nancy Scalf<Thomas Jefferson<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf 

Pictures of Dailey Broughton

Link to picture taken in 1931
Link to picture

Daley Margaret Broughton, daughter of Nancy “Mary” Scalf and Wilkerson Broughton, was born March 12, 1897 in Middlesboro, Kentucky according to her death certificate. Middlesboro is spelled Middlesburg on this record. However, Daley is listed on the 1910 Bell County, Kentucky census as 17 years old, which estimates her birth year as 1893. She was married to Dock W. Russell at that time.

It appears that Daley was listed on the 1898 and 1899 Knox County School Census as Daisy with a birth date of March 12, 1890. Delice, appearing on the 1900 Bell County, Kentucky census in the home of Nancy is most likely Daley and her birth year estimates to 1890 as well. If the school record is correct, Daley was born March 12, 1890 and was actually 57 when she died instead of 52.

Daley Broughton (B. May 12, 1890 – D. 6/22/1949) married:

     1) Dock W. Russell.
     2) Thomas C. Pitman.

Daley Margaret (Broughton) Pittman died in Sebastian County (Fort Smith) Arkansas of carcinoma of the liver June 22, 1949. Her death certificate listed her age as 52 years old on her last birthday. Oak Cemetery was the place of interment. Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith, Arkansas was in charge of the services. Joseph Johnson, M. D. attended Daley during her illness.

Only the last name of Daley’s father is listed on the death certificate. Her mother is listed as Nannie Scalf and Thomas C. Pittman was the informant. (DC - Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE OF DALEY MARGARET PITTMAN

1930 Sebastian CO AR                       5 April 1930                         Fort Smith

WOFFORD, John L. Head 59 1871 AR AR AR  
        Nannie Wife 56 1873 KY KY KY Married @ 15
PITTMAN, Thomas C. Son in law 36 1894 MS MS MS Married @ 20
        Daley  Dau 35 1895 KY KY KY Married @ 19


1940 Sebastian CO AR                    13 & 15 April 1940            Fort Smith

PITTMAN, Thos K. Head 45 1895 MS
           Daley Wife 43 1897 KY

Thomas Pittman died 1958 and is buried at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas along with his wife, Daley. (Arkansas Cemetery Records – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

LINK TO CEMETERY RECORD

SUSAN SCALF
Daughter of
Thomas Jefferson Scalf & Martha Hammonds
Susan<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Susan Scalf, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Scalf and Martha Hammonds was born about 1865 in Knox County, Kentucky and died 1883 in Knox County, Kentucky. Susan is buried beside her grandparents, Peter and Charlotte “Lotty” Jackson Scalf.

For many years, researchers have believed that Susan Scalf was actually Susan Elizabeth Scalf that married Nelson Gray; however, diligent research by Virgil and Joe Scalf, along with family information passed down has proven this was not true. Elizabeth and Susan were in fact half sisters and two separate individuals. This fact was proven by the death certificates of two of Elizabeth Scalf Gray’s children listing Elizabeth’s maiden name as Gambrel.

Elizabeth Scalf was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Scalf and Mary Gambrel/Gamble before his marriage to Martha Hammonds. His daughter, Elizabeth, lived with her mother not far from the home of Thomas and Martha. Susan Scalf, daughter of Thomas and Martha, died in 1883 and was buried beside her grandparents; Peter and Charlotte “Lotty” Jackson Scalf near the old home place in Stinking Creek (Knox Co) Kentucky in a small graveyard.  

On a trip to the old Peter Scalf home place in search of the graves of Peter and Charlotte, Virgil and his brother Joe, along with Delmer Bright, a descendent of Peter Scalf, found three gravesites in the small cemetery located near the home of Thomas Scalf and his mother, Charlotte, which does correlate with traditional family legend that Susan, Peter, and Charlotte (Lotty) were buried here.

Along with family legend, memories of local residents also recall several Scalf family members that were buried at this site.  Three gravesites were found in 2003 confirming the legend. Virgil, Joe, and Delmer placed a headstone listing the three family members Peter, Charlotte and Susan Scalf at this site in July of 2004.  (Link to gravesites)

We are deeply indebted to Virgil, Joe, and Delmer for their diligent research into this matter and confirming that Elizabeth and Susan were two separate people. We are also indebted to them for the beautiful headstone placed at the graves of Peter, Lotty, and their granddaughter, Susan Scalf. 

 

JAMES WILLIAM SCALF
Son of
Thomas J. Scalf & Martha Hammonds
James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

James (Jimmy) William Scalf, son of Thomas Jefferson Scalf and Martha Hammonds, was born June 16, 1866 in Knox County, KY.  He married Mary Florence York in Knox County, KY on November 4, 1889.  Mary Florence was the daughter of Andrew York, a corporal in the Civil War, and Mary York.  James and Florence moved many times during their marriage; however, most of their homes were in Williamsburg, KY.  James was a carpenter and built many houses in Williamsburg, KY and Jellico, TN.  He collected wild herbs such as ginseng, and sold them to individuals and companies that made the different tonics and salves that were popular in that era. 

(Link to James Scalf and Florence York marriage document)

James died in Jellico, TN July 1, 1919 from a severe case of dysentery due to eating spoiled fruit.  Shortly after James’s death, Florence, along with her four children, moved from Jellico, TN to Morley, TN.  The two boys worked in the coalmines until they married in the late 1920s.  Florence and the two girls then lived alternatively with her married children until she died of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Ethel McKeehan, in Corbin, KY on November 27, 1930. – (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

(Link to Mary Florence Scalf death certificate)

 Children of James Scalf and Florence York

     1) Andrew Oscar Scalf (B. 7/5/1891 – D. 5/26/1924)
     2) Condie Thomas Scalf (B. 5/10/1894 – D. June 1975)
     3) Ethel Mertrue Scalf (B. 1/15/1897 – B. 10/7/1946)
     4) Robert Leffler Scalf (B. 2/2/1900 – D. 2/12/1958)
     5) Cecil Bill Scalf (B. 2/2/1905 – D. 5/1970)
     6) Gladys Marie Scalf (B.8/15/1910 - D. 1996)
     7) Euna Lee Scalf (B. 4/15/1915 – D. 8/2001)


On June 27, 1892, James Scalf and a friend filed an affidavit on behalf of his wife’s Grandmother.  Mary Woolum York, the grandmother of Florence York Scalf and the wife of Dennis C. York, is requesting a pension due to her husband’s service in the Civil War.

August 10, 1892
Affidavit for Widow's Pension Claim
Soldier- Dennis C York
Widow- Mary Woolum York
Affidavit written by- James Scalf & R. W. Lefler
State of Kentucky
County of Knox

In the matter of org. pension claim No 358887 June 27 1892 of Mary York  said wife of Dennis C York late of Co A. 49. Regts Ky. Vols, On this 10th day of Aug 1892 personally appeared before me J. P.  in and for said County and State duly authorized to administer oaths, James Scalf aged 25 years a resident of Flat Lick in the county of Knox and the state of Kentucky whose Post Office address is Flat Lick Knox Co, Ky and R. W. Lefler age 31 years a resident of ____ (left blank) in the county of Knox and the State of Kentucky whose Post Office address is Flat Lick Knox Co, Ky well known to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case, as follows: That they are personally acquainted with the above named widow and know her to be the identical person by that name that she claims to be say they see her frequently and are well acquainted with her manner of living.

Affiants say that she has no income any way, no estate, no one duty bound to support her. Say that all she gets is by the charity of her friends. Say they know this to be so by them living in the neighborhood and seeing her often and knowing all about her circumstances of living.

Further declare that they have no interest in said case and are not concerned in its prosecution.

Signed

J. W Scalf  &   R. W. Lefler


When the 1900 Census was taken, James and Florence were living on a farm in Whitley County, Kentucky, and they have been married for eleven years.  Four children have been born during this marriage, and all of the children are living at home.
   

1900 Whitley CO KY                        12 June 1900     Pleasant View Precinct  

SCALF, James W. Head 33 1867 KY KY KY Married:  Married November 4, 1889     Farmer
(York)   Florence Wife 27 1873 KY KY TN Parents:  Andrew & Mary York
             Oscar D.  Son   8 1892 KY KY KY
             Conie C.  Son   6 1894 KY KY KY
             Ethel Dau   3 1897 KY KY KY
             Halsey R. Son 3/12 1900 KY KY KY


The 1910 Census finds James and Florence in Williamsburg, Kentucky.  James has stared to build houses in the Williamsburg area.  Another son was born during the last ten years, and five children are living in the home.

1910 Whitley CO KY                        28 April 1910            Depot Precinct – Williamsburg             

SCALF, James W. Head 39 1871 KY KY KY   Carpenter
              Florence  Wife 36 1874 KY KY TN
              Andrew Son 17 1893 TN KY KY
              Conie Son 14 1896 KY KY KY
              Ethel Dau 12 1898 KY KY KY
              Lefter Son   9 1901 KY KY KY
              Cecil Son   6 1904 KY KY KY

 

When the 1920 Census was taken, Ethel Scalf has married James McKeehan and moved away from home, but two more daughters have been born.  Unfortunately, James Scalf died a few months before the census was taken, and the family is living in Campbell County, TN. 


1920 Campbell CO TN            16 January            1920            District #5
 

SCALF, Florence Head 45 1875 KY KY KY Widow
              Andrew     Son 28 1892 KY KY KY
              Condie  Son 23 1897 KY KY KY
              Robert Son 18 1902 KY KY KY
              Cecil Son 14 1906 KY KY KY
              Gladis Dau   9 1911 KY KY KY
              Enua  Dau   4 1916 KY KY KY


When the 1930 Census was taken, Florence has moved back to Kentucky.  She is living with Condie Scalf, a son, in Knox County.  Sadly, Andrew Oscar Scalf, Florence Scalf’s oldest son, died in 1924.  Gladys and Euna Scalf cannot be found on the 1930 census.  Since they lived with relatives on a temporary basis and moved around frequently, the enumerators probably overlooked them.


1930 Knox CO KY                        14 April 1930            Precinct #29
 

SCALF, Condie Head 29 1901 KY KY KY
              Nola Wife 20 1910 KY TN TN
SCALF, Florence Mother 56 1874 KY KY TN Widow

  

ANDREW OSCAR SCALF  
Son of  
James W. Scalf & Florence York
Andrew<James W.<Thomas<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Andrew Oscar Scalf, son of James Scalf and Florence York, was born in Cumberland Gap, TN on July 5, 1891.  He married Pluma Kelly (B 10/12/1898 – D. 3/26/1976).  Andrew died from the complications of a gall bladder operation on May 26, 1924 in Lafollette, TN and is buried in a rural cemetery that is nearly surrounded by the backwaters of Norris Dam.  His farm, located in the forks of the Powell and Clinch Rivers, is also covered by Norris Lake.  Andrew’s son, Dee Scalf, said when he was 5-7 years old, he went with his dad to take farm products to Cotulla to sell at the mining camps.  Andrew died on May 5, 1924 and is buried in the Pond Cemetery which is located in Demory, Campbell CO, TN.  Located at the corner of Grantsboro Road and Leroy Day Lane. The TVA, in relocating graves during the 1934 - 1935 Norris Dam Project, used Pond Cemetery. - (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Pluma remarried to Elmer Cooke after Andrew’s death and had two daughters.


WWI Registration Card


Name:  Andrew Scalf
Age:  25
Home Address:  Jellico, Tennessee        (Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  August 6, 1891
Born:  Williamsburg, Kentucky
Employed:  Proctor Coal Company
Height:  Tall
Build:  Slender
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Light Brown
Date:  June 5, 1917
 

1920 Campbell CO TN            16 January            1920            District #5  

SCALF, Florence Head 45 1875 KY KY KY Widow
              Andrew     Son 28 1892 KY KY KY
              Condie  Son 23 1897 KY KY KY
              Robert Son 18 1902 KY KY KY
              Cecil Son 14 1906 KY KY KY
              Gladis Dau   9 1911 KY KY KY
              Enua  Dau   4 1916 KY KY KY


Note: Andrew Scalf, who is living in his mother’s house in the 1920 listing above and Drew, who is living with his wife in 1920, are the same person.   Andrew Scalf died on May 26, 1924.  Plumey Kelly Scalf remarried to Elmer Cook and they are listed in the 1930 Harlan County, KY census.


1920 Harlan CO KY                   28 January 1920            Precinct #18
 

SCALF, Drew Head 28 1892 TN TN TN
(Kelly)   Plumie   Wife 23 1897 TN TN TN
              Robert Son   5 1915 TN TN TN
              De Son   2 1918 TN TN TN


1930 Harlan CO KY                   15 April 1930               District #2
 

COOK, Elmer Head 25 1905 KY NC KY
(Scalf)   Plumey Wife 30 1900 TN OH KY
             Edna   Dau 3 6/12 1926 KY KY TN
             Rosyln Dau 4/12 1930 KY KY TN
SCALF, Robert Step son 14 1916 KY KY TN
             D.W.  Step son 12 1918 KY KY TN
             Ethel Step dau   9 1921 KY KY TN


1940 Harlan CO KY                        23 April 1940                    Kitts

COOK, Elmer Head 35 1905 KY
           Plumey Wife 41 1899 TN
           Louise Dau 12 1928 KY
           Rosalyn Dau 10 1930 KY
WILDER, Ethel           Step-dau 19 1921 KY
           Gerald Grand son 5/12 1939 KY
SCALF, Edward Step son 15 1925 TN

Dee (D. W.) Scalf, the son of Andrew Scalf and Plumey Kelly, married Della York. (Link to marriage document)

Two messages were left at the Scalf Family Bulletin Board from descendents of this line: 

Date: 5/26/02

Time: 5:54:20 AM

Remote User:

Comments

This is unbelievable! Our son, Dee W. Scalf, III who currently is living in Australia told me on the phone yesterday he's been doing some research on our family. He told me about Edward Scarfe...I began surfing the web and went to Isle of Man and somehow ended up here!

My husband is Dee W. Scalf, Jr. His grandfather was Drew Scalf married to Plummie (a) Cook...We now live in Jerusalem, Israel...please contact us! (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

 Date: 4/6/03

Time: 9:08:20 PM

Remote User:

Comments

My name is D.W. (Trace) Scalf III. I'm named after my 2nd great Uncle "Dr." Dawrity Scalf. I am currently living in Queensland, Australia and have a son Jackson Samuel Scalf who just turned 1 year old. I have used this site, along with ancestry.com to trace my family line back to Edward Scarfe from the Isle of Man. I am very exited to have found theses sites!! To read about my 6th GGF John Scalf Sr. fighting in the American Revolution was amazing.... Thank you so much for the info!! I would appreciate any info on the Edward Scarfe descendants, especially any relating to the American Civil War. Thanks again for your hard work and dedication to our Scalf ancestors. (Courtesy of Bob Scalf)

Sincerely, D.W. Scalf III

tscalf@hotmail.com

1236 Old North Rd Bray Park, Qld Australia 4500

The author was able to contact D. W. (Trace) Scalf; however, attempts were made to contact his parents but were unsuccessful.



ROBERT C. SCALF
Son of
Andrew Scalf & Plumey Kelly
Robert<Andrew<James W<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Robert C. Scalf, son of Andrew Scalf and Plumey Kelly was born about 1916 in Kentucky (census). Robert married Katherine Boughner. We learned a little about the family of Robert and Katherine from an ex-wife of a descendent. This information is inserted here:

Robert & Kathy (Mossie) moved to MI and had kids and then moved to FL. (The children stayed here in MI)

 Robert C. Scalf b. 10 Sep 1915 in KY d. 06 Oct 1994 in FL (s/o Andrew Scalf & Pluma Kelly) Married; 18 Oct 1935 in Harlan Co., KY to Mossie Katherine Parker b. abt 1917 d. 7 June 2003 

 Children of Robert C. Scalf and Mossie Katherine Parker:
     1) Patricia Scalf (w/o ___ Galvez)
     2) Robert L. Scalf Married; Evylene G. Morris

Children of Robert L. Scalf and Evylene G. Morris

                a) Christine Scalf (w/o Vincent)
                b)
 Matthew Scalf

     3) Eloise J. Scalf (w/o John Cady & Charles Philips)
     4) Bobbie Scalf. Married; John 'Jack' Boughner

Children of Susan Boughner and Dave Dyer:
               
a) Susan Boughner (Married Dave Dyer)

1940 Harlan CO KY                    5 April 1940                            Harlan

SCALF, Robert Head 24 1916 KY
         Mossie Wife 23 1917 KY
         Bobbie A. Dau   3 1937 KY

 
We have an obituary for Katherine listed below but we have no further information on Robert.  

Obituary

Katherine Scalf, 86 of Sterling Heights, formally of Orlando Florida, Died June 7, 2003 at Evangelical Home. She married the late Robert C. Scalf on October 18, 1935 in Harlan, Kentucky. Survived by Bobbie (John) Boughner, Robert (Evylene), Eloise (Charles) Phillips, Patricia Galvez. 11 grand, 17 great, 2 great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Scalf enjoyed playing cards with her friends, traveling across the U.S. with her family and playing the piano for church choirs. Funeral Service Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. at Diener Chapel, Gramer Funeral Home, 48271 Van Dyke (between 21 & 22) Utica Visitation Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ocala Florida. 

       

ETHEL SCALF
Daughter of
Andrew Scalf & Plumey Kelly
Ethel<Andrew<James W<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ethel Virginia Scalf, daughter of Andrew Scalf and Plumey Kelly was born about 1921 according to her obituary estimation. We do not have the first name of Ethel’s husband; however, the obituary indicates she married a Sweezy.  

Obituary of Ethel Virginia Sweezy:

SWEEZY, ETHEL VIRGINIA - age 78, of La Follette, passed away Thursday, May 13, 1999 at La Follette Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Andrew Scalf and Plumey Scalf Cooke; brothers, Edward, D. W. and Robert Scalf; brother-in-law, Todd Galusha. She was a member of Fordtown Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Pat and John Bond of La Follette; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Charlotte Wilder of Speedwell; grandchildren, Kelly and Jeff Bond, Jonica Green, Kamille Brandenburg and Stephen Wilder; great-grandchildren, Shelby Wilder, Samantha and Johnathon Brandenburg, Hannah Bond and Kristi Owens; sisters and brother-in-law, Rosalyn and Porter Pearman of Arthur, TN and Louise Galusha of Napa, California. Funeral service 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Fordtown Baptist Church, Rev. David Hicks and Rev. Clyde Ellison officiating. Interment 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pineville Cemetery, Pineville, Kentucky. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.


CONDIE (Connie) THOMAS SCALF  
Son of  
James W. Scalf & Florence York
Thomas<James W<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Condie Thomas Scalf, son of James Scalf and Florence York, was born May 30, 1894.  He lived most of his life in Knox and Whitely Counties in KY.  He worked as a farmer, carpenter, and coalminer.  Condie was married four times. 

His first wife was Lizzie Baker, the sister of Tom Baker who was married to Cora Scalf, the daughter of Johnny Scalf.  Condie was married to 2. Bertha Hatmaker, 3. Nola Green, and 4. Alice Stepp.   He died in June 1975 and is buried in Dalton GA. – (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of Condie Scalf & Lizzie Baker

     
1) Robert Scalf (B/D 1914) stillborn

Children of Condie Scalf & Bertha Hatmaker

           1) James Ivan Scalf  (B. 3/18/1921 – D. 4/5/1921)
     2) Monnie Scalf (B. 5/1922 -)
     3) Wilma Scalf (B. 1925 -)

Children of Condie Scalf & Nola Green

     1) Betty Sue Scalf (B. 9/24/1930 – D. 1/2001)
     2) Billie Scalf (B/D. 7/13/1933) stillborn

 Photograph courtesy of Lois Jones

 


Children of Condie Scalf & Alice Stepp

     1) Carrie Madine Scalf (B 5/2/1935 – D. 7/1935)
     2) Cordelia Scalf
     3) Thomas Eugene Scalf (B. 2/11/1940)
     4) Doris Etheline Scalf (B. 9/1944 -)
     5) Kermit Scalf (B. 11/1946 – D. 1/29/1964)
     6) William Harrison (Buddie) Scalf (B. 12/1/1941)
     7) Mary Ann Scalf (B. 4/23/1951)

WWI Registration Card

Name:  Condie Scalf
Age:  23
Home Address:  Himyar, KY          (Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  May 1, 1894
Born:  Williamsburg, KY
Employed:  Own farm
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Dark Blue
Color of Hair:  Dark Brown
Date:  June 5, 1917
 

In the 1930 census, Condie is living with his third wife, Nola Green. His mother, Florence Scalf, is living in the home.

1930 Knox CO KY                        14 April 1930            Precinct #29  

SCALF, Condie Head 29 1901 KY KY KY
             Nola         Wife 20 1910 KY TN TN
SCALF, Florence Mother 56 1874 KY KY TN Widow


1930 Campbell CO TN       15 April 1930                   District 2

SCALF, Bertha Head 29 1901 TN TN TN (Bertha (Hatmaker) Scalf is divorced from Condie Scalf)
              Monnie     Dau   8 1922 TN TN TN
              Wilma Dau   5 1925 TN TN TN

Unfortunately, Nola Green, the wife of Condie Scalf, died July 13, 1933, and their daughter, Betty Sue Scalf, is placed in the home of Bill and Susie Green, the parents of Nola Green. 

1940 Whitley CO KY                        2 April 1940                        District 1

GREEN, Bill Head 50 1890 TN
          Susie   Wife 47 1893 TX
          John Son 21 1919 KY
          Bernetta  Dau 19 1921 KY
          Dorothy Dau 15 1925 KY
BROWNING, Iva Lee G-dau   9 1931 KY
SCALF, Betty Sue G-dau   9 1931 KY


In 1940, Bertha Scalf and daughter, Wilma, are living with her sister's family. John Hatmaker, a brother of Viola and Bertha, is living in the home.

1940 Anderson CO TN                        9 May 1940                        District 5

BOGGS, Fred W. Head 41 1899 TN
          Viola M. Wife 42 1898 TN
          Opal F. Dau 18 1922 TN
SCALF, Bertha M. Sister in law 38 1902 TN
             Wilma L. Niece 15 1925 TN
HATMAKER, John H. Lodger 46 1894 TN

 

ETHEL SCALF
Daughter of
James W. Scalf & Florence York
Ethel<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf 

Ethel Merture Scalf, daughter of James Scalf and Mary Florence York, was born in Williamsburg, KY on January 15, 1897.  She married James (Dutch) Wolford McKeehan in Jellico, TN in 1915.  Dutch was working for the Southern Railroad.  Dutch and Ethel moved to Corbin, KY in 1922, and he started to work for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad as a locomotive fireman on the Cumberland Valley Division.  Ethel died from complications due to kidney stones, and Dutch died in 1966 at the Corbin Hospital from a stroke and pneumonia.  Dutch and Ethel McKeehan are buried in the Smith Cemetery in Faber, KY. (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of James Wolford McKeehan and Ethel Mertrue Scalf

     1) Iris June McKeehan 
     2) Arthur Eugene McKeehan
     3) Doris Emagene McKeehan
     4) Lois Vera McKeehan
     5) Norma Eloise McKeehan
     6) Nowano Verbal McKeehan


1920 Whitley CO KY            6 January 1920            Precinct #5 – West Corbin
       
 

MCKEEHAN, James W. Head 26 1894 KY KY KY    (Married 1915)
(Scalf), Ethel Wife 22 1898 KY KY KY
            June Dau 3 4/12 1897 TN KY KY

  

1930 Whitley CO KY            7 April 1930            4th Ward – Corbin  

MCKEEHAN, James W. Head 36 1894 KY KY KY
                 Ethel Wife 34 1896 KY KY KY
                 Iris J. Dau 14 1916 KY KY KY
                 Eugene A. Son 10 1920 TN KY KY
                 Doris E. Dau   5 1925 KY KY KY
                 Lois V. Dau   3 1927 KY KY KY
                 Norma L. Dau 7/12 1929 KY KY KY

  

IRIS JUNE MCKEEHAN
Daughter of 
 James Wolford McKeehan & Ethel Scalf
Iris McKeehan<Ethel Scalf<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Iris June McKeehan, daughter of James Wolford McKeehan and Ethel Scalf, was born August 22, 1916 and married Robert I. Bias on January 31, 1943. Robert died February 1997 and Iris died February 6, 1999.  They are buried in Huntington, WV. (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones

Children of Robert Bias & Iris June McKeehan

     1) Reah March Bias (B. 4/12/1944 – D. 3/1996)
     2) Wayne Dudley Bias (B. 8/6/1947)
     3) Jon Alan Bias (B. 8/14/1950)
     4) David Neil Bias (B. 7/20/1951)


ARTHUR EUGENE MCKEEHAN
Son of 
 James Wolford McKeehan & Ethel Scalf
Arthur McKeehan<Ethel Scalf<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Arthur Eugene McKeehan, son of James Wolford McKeehan and Ethel Scalf, was born May 20, 1919 in Jellico, TN.  He died of Bright’s disease in March 1932 and is buried at Brier Creek Cemetery in Williamsburg, KY.  (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

 

DORIS EMAGENE MCKEEHAN
 Daughter of 
 James Wolford McKeehan & Ethel Scalf
Doris McKeehan<Ethel Scalf<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Doris Emagene McKeehan, daughter of James Wolford Mckeehan and Ethel Scalf, was born May 12, 1925.  Doris married James Comer Lusby March 1946. (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of James Lusby & Doris McKeehan

     1) Dianna Jean Lusby (B. 12/9/1946)
     2) Larry Dean Lusby (B/D 1948)
     3) Patricia Kaye Lusby (B. 8/29/1949)
     4) Linda Sue Lusby (B. 4/29/1952)
     5) Sandra Yvonne Lusby (B. 8/5/1953)
     6) Kimberly Jane Lusby (B. 10/20/1956)
     7) Jamie Annette Lusby (B. 7/3/1959)


LOIS VERA MCKEEHAN
 Daughter of 
 James Wolford McKeehan & Ethel Scalf
Lois McKeehan<Ethel Scalf<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lois Vera McKeehan, daughter of James Wolford McKeehan and Ethel Mertrue Scalf, was born July 13 1927.  She married Arvil Bennett Jones (B. 12/6/1926 – D. 5/11/1957) on March 28, 1953 at Faber, KY and they lived in Dayton, Ohio.  Arvil served in the Air Force from 1949 to 1952 as a Staff Sergeant and was stationed in the Philippines.  He attended Officers’ Training School in San Antonio, Texas.  After marriage, they lived in Dayton, Ohio where he worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the airplane maintenance section. Arvil died in Dayton on May 11, 1957 at Grandview Hospital from a heart attack due to a long history of Rheumatic heart disease.  He is buried in the Ryan’s Cemetery near Williamsburg, KY.  Lois taught school in Whitley County, KY and Dayton, Ohio.  She became a school librarian after Arvil died and worked for the Corbin City School System.  Later she worked for the Department of Defense in Bermuda and the Azores for 6 years as a librarian.  She also worked three years (1978-1980) as Catalog librarian for Christian Broadcasting University in Virginia Beach, VA.  

Lois served on the mission field as school librarian for Rosslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa for 2 years (1988-1990). 

After Arvil died, she lived in Knoxville, TN for three years then went back to Corbin and Williamsburg, KY in 1960 and finished her degree at Cumberland College.  In 1976 she got her MA degree at Union College in Barbourville, KY.  Lois has lived in Lexington, KY since 1980.  (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of Arvil Jones and Lois McKeehan

     1) Carolyn Elaine Jones
     2)
 Curtis Eldon Jones

 
CAROLYN ELAINE JONES
Daughter of
Arvil Bennett Jones & Doris McKeehan
Carolyn Jones<Lois McKeehan Jones<Ethel Scalf<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Carolyn Elaine Jones, daughter of Arvil Jones and Lois McKeehan, was born February 7, 1954 in Dayton, OH.  She married William Henry Wheeler, III of Princeton, KY on July 26, 1980.  He owned an advertising business and they lived in Lexington, KY.  She graduated from the Base High School in Bermuda in 1972 and from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY.  She was President of the Chaffee High School Honor Society and was a Bermuda Debutante in 1972 representing the Base High School.  She was editor at the school newspaper and was the piano accompanist for youth choirs at church and school. Additionally, she was accompanist for the Transylvania University Vocal Music department.

Carolyn was first runner up at the Miss Kentucky scholarship pageant three times with the titles of Miss Cumberland Falls (1977), Miss Lake Cumberland (1978), and Miss Lexington (1979).  She won the title of Miss National Sweetheart at the pageant in Hoopston Illinois in 1978.  Carolyn’s talent was piano.   She has worked for Fayette County Schools System since 1985 as Special Education Teacher and placement Specialist.

Carolyn was selected to be private secretary to Kentucky First Lady Phyllis George Brown at Frankfort during the time the Kentucky First Lady was expecting her first child.  Carolyn quit to get married in July 7, 1980.  During the period when she was in the pageants, she had the opportunity to meet many celebrities such as Bob Hope, former governor Happy Chandler, Col Sanders, Andy Williams, Ed McMahan and others.  (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of Henry Wheeler and Carolyn Jones

     1) Rachel McKeehan Wheeler (B. 8/13/1983)
     2)
 William Henry Wheeler, IV (B. 5/19/1988)
     3)
 Benjamin Cody Wheeler (B. 12/24/1990)
  

CURTIS ELDON JONES
Son of
Arvil Bennett Jones & Doris McKeehan
Curtis Jones<Lois McKeehan<Ethel Scalf<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis

Curtis Eldon Jones, son of Arvil Jones and Lois McKeehan, was born April 1, 1955 in Dayton, OH.  He married Lisa Collins-Duncan (B. 4/5/54) on February 14, 1987 at the home of Lois Jones. Curtis graduated from Chaffee High School in Bermuda. He worked on the school newspaper, was editor of the Yearbook, and was official escort for the Bermuda Debutantes two for years.  He served on the Bermuda Youth Parliament, was a delegate from First Baptist Church to a youth conference in the States, and was a member of the Bermuda Air Station Reef Roamer’s scuba divers club and the school-bowling league.  He graduated from Transylvania University.  Lisa is assistant registrar at the University of Kentucky.  (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of Curtis Jones and Lisa Collins-Duncan

1) Ira Duncan

 

NORMA ELOISE MCKEEHAN
 Daughter of 
 James Wolford McKeehan & Ethel Scalf
Norma McKeehan<Ethel Scalf<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Norma Eloise McKeehan, daughter of James Wolford Jones and Ethel Mertrue McKeehan, was born September 10, 1929.  She married 1) Steve Bales.  2) George W. (Pete) Ellison. 3) Don Struck.  Pete was the co-owner of the Ellison Funeral Home in Jellico. TN (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children Steve Bales and Norma Eloise McKeehan

1) Sherry Lynn Bales

  Children of George Ellison and Norma Eloise McKeehan

     1) Alisa Kaye Ellison
     2)
 Rodney Lee Ellison, Sr.

 

NOWANO VERBAL MCKEEHAN
 Daughter of 
 James Wolford McKeehan & Ethel Scalf
Nowano McKeehan<Ethel Scalf<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Nowano Verbal McKeehan, daughter of James Wolford Mckeehan and Ethel Scalf, was born May 5, 1933.  She married Melvin K. Smith. (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of Melvin Smith & Nowano Verbal McKeehan

     1) Debra June Smith (B. 6/6/1956 -)
     2)
 Melinda Renee (B. 8/22/1965 -)

  
ROBERT LEFFLER SCALF
Son of 
 James Wolford McKeehan & Ethel Scalf
Robert<Ethel Scalf<James W<Thomas<Peter<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Robert Leffler Scalf, son of James Scalf and Mary Florence York, was born February 2, 1900.  He married Juda Siler (B. 7/28/1904 – D. 1982).  Robert was injured by falling slate while working in a coal mine in Packard, KY and almost died as a result of the accident.  He had a very hard life after that.  He would pass out and fall in dangerous places and was badly burned a couple of times. Since he was a danger to himself and Juda and probably to others, she had him committed to a Danville, KY asylum.  However, he was declared mentally competent and management at the asylum told the family to come and get him.  Uncle Condie went and picked him up and took him to his house until he died.  He was a very handsome and easy-going man who was a hard worker until the accident.  (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of Robert Scalf & Juda Siler

    
1) Howard Scalf (B. 5/1927 – D. 6/1930)
     2) Billie J. Scalf (B. 10/28/1930 -)
     3) Thelma Scalf (B. 11/18/1932 -)
     4) Christine Scalf (B. 1935 – D. 1937)
     5) Norma Sue Scalf (B. 6/23/1939 -)
     6) Lois June Scalf (B. 4/1/1941 -)


1930 Bell CO KY    25 April 1930          District #3 – Blacksnake
 

SCALF, Robert Head 27 1903 KY KY KY Laborer in coal mines
            Juda Wife 25 1905 KY KY KY  
            Howard Son 2 10/12 1927 KY KY KY  


1940 Whitley CO KY                        9 April 1940                        Packard

SCALF, Bob Head 37 1903 KY
         Juda Wife 35 1905 KY
         Billie Son   9 1931 KY
         Thelma Dau   7 1933 KY
         Norma S.   Dau 9/12 1939 KY

 

CECIL SCALF  
Son of  
James W. Scalf & Florence York
Cecil<James W.<Thomas<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

 Cecil Ibeth Scalf, son of James Scalf and Florence, was born February 2, 1905 in Knox County, KY.  He was a minister in the same church Condie Scalf was in and converted him. He converted my dad and tried hard to get the rest of the family.  He really was a wonderful man, always teasing and joking with everyone. He didn't seem to have a temper. He died of a heart attack while preaching in a church during a revival at Corbin.  – (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of Cecil Scalf:

     1) Jeanette Baker Scalf – step daughter (B. 9/1929)
     2) Minnie Mae Scalf  (B. 5/1/1931 -)
     3) Gloria Lee Scalf (B. 1936 -)
     4) James (Jimmy) Scalf (B. 2/5/1939 -)
                                   

1930 Bell CO KY            28 April 1930               District #3 – Blacksnake  

SCALF, Cecil Head 25 1905 KY KY KY
              Alice  Wife 21 1909 KY KY KY
              Gennett Dau 4 8/12 1925 KY KY KY
              Jackleen Dau 7/12 1929 KY KY KY


1940 Harlan CO KY                    15 April 1940                        Verda

SCALF, Cecil Head 35 1905 KY
          Alice Wife 32 1908 KY
          Janette Dau 14 1926 KY
          Jacquline Dau 10 1930 KY
          Minnie    Dau   8 1932 KY
          Lora Lee Dau   3 1937 KY
          Jimmy Son   1 1939 KY

 

GLADYS MARIE SCALF
 Daughter of  
James W. Scalf & Florence York
Gladys<James W.<Thomas<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Gladys Marie Scalf, daughter of James Scalf and Florence York, was born August 15, 1910.  Gladys was married three times but had no children.  She died in Lafollette, TN at a nursing home in 1996.  She had Alzheimer’s but may have died of pneumonia. (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

 

EUNA LEE SCALF
 Daughter of  
James W. Scalf & Florence York
Enua<James W.<Thomas<Peter<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Euna Lee Scalf, daughter of James Scalf and Florence, was born April 15, 1915 in Jellico, TN.  Euna had a very hard life.  James Scalf died when she was about four years old.  After the other children were married, Florence, Euna, and Gladys lived alternately with the married children.   She died August 2001 in the Corbin nursing home and is buried beside her sister, Ethel, in Smith Cemetery at Faber, KY in Whitley Co. (Courtesy of Lois McKeehan Jones)

Children of Euna Lee Scalf

     1) Cecil Scalf Watkins
     2) Jerry Ray Scalf
     3) Shirley
     4) Janet Bolton
     5) Willie Bolton

 
ELIJAH SCALF
Son of
Thomas J. Scalf & M