BENJAMIN SCALF SR.
1765-1870
Son of Lewis Scalf (1745) 
 

Benjamin Scalf, son of Lewis Scalf and his wife, Ceely Ann Keziah Scalf, was born May 10, 1764 in Johnston County, North Carolina according to his obituary. A copy of this was submitted to the author by Wendy Klosterman. Spelling and punctuation have been left as found in the article.

Herald Of Truth - Volume VII, Number 5 - April, 1870, page 62-63

“Death notices should be written as briefly as possible, and when poetry is added, it should not exceed eight lines.

In Millersburg, Elkhart county, Ind., on the 8th of March 1870, BENJAMIN SCALF, aged 105 years 9 months and 28 days. He was born in Johnson county, North Carolina, May 10th 1764, and consequently was about 12 years old at the time of the Declaration of Independence. He moved to Illinois at an early day, and afterwards removed to this county, probably about 15 years ago. He retained his mental faculties until his death. He had been a member of the M. E. Church over 50 years, though he was 50 years old when he joined the church. He was peculiarly fond of speaking of his religious comforts and *christian enjoyments, which he enjoyed even unto the end.” (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

M. E. is an abbreviation for the “Methodist Episcopal Church.” The obituary states that Benjamin had joined around fifty years or more prior to 1870, and this calculates to at least the year 1820.

The obituary states he was born in Johnson County, NC; however, this should be JOHNSTON. This information also reveals that his father, Lewis Scalf, was living in Johnston County, NC during the time of Benjamin’s birth and may have married there.

Benjamin is believed to have been the second son of Lewis Scalf (born 1745). For identification purposes we will call him Benjamin Sr.  Although no records have been found stating he was a senior, he did have a son named Benjamin and for identification purposes, the author has used senior and junior in these writings.

Little has been known through the years about the line of Benjamin Scalf, Sr. and very little documentation was found prior to these writings. Since the first posting of this chapter, a number of descendants have become involved in helping us put together the family of Benjamin Scalf, Sr., and for this we are very grateful.

We have been unable to find Benjamin listed on an 1800 census as head of house although we believe he might have been married at that time. His father, Lewis, and brother, John, were found living in Surry, a neighboring county, in 1800 and were heads of house in that year.

Benjamin was also not found in 1820 making it further difficult to determine the exact number of his children. His father Lewis and brothers, William and David, were living in Greenville County, South Carolina in 1820 and his brother, John, was living in Russell County, Virginia in 1820.

Following is a timeline of where Lewis Scalf and his sons were located in specific years:

1)   1745 – August 21, 1745, Lewis Scarf was born in Pasquotank Co. NC. Scalf appears to be spelled SCARLF on this record. (Pasquotank Births, Marriages, Deaths, Brands And Flesh Marks 1691-1797, Page 42, Raleigh, NC Archives)

2)   1779 – Tax list. Lewis Scalf in Cumberland Co. NC.

3)   1784 – Tax list. Lewis Scalf in Johnston Co. NC.

4)   1787 – Lewis in Johnston County, NC State Census.

5)   1790 – Lewis is HOH in Edgecombe Co. NC census. Son, John Sr., married 1787 but not found as HOH in 1790. Believed to be in the home of his father at this time.

6)   1798 – Lewis and son, John Scalf, Sr., were found on a tax list of Surry County, NC.  “At the age of 53 Lewis was in Surry County, North Carolina. His name appears there on a tax list in 1798. John Scalf, his son, was living on an adjoining farm." (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, online @ Scalf Family Website)

7)   1799 – Lewis is still in Surry Co. NC. “In 1799 Lewis Scalf again was listed on a tax list for Surry County.” (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, online @ Scalf Family Website)

8)   1800 – Lewis Scalf is HOH on Surry Co. NC census.

9)   1800 - John Scalf Sr. (Son of Lewis) in Surry County census as HOH. Neither Benjamin, David, nor William was found as HOH in 1800.

10)  1805 – Lewis Scalf was taxed in Wilkes County, NC. “Shortly after 1800, however, Lewis moved to Wilkes County, North Carolina where he appears on a tax list in 1805.  Lewis was farming 150 acres at this time and with him was his wife, Elizabeth, and his daughter, Sarah.” (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, online @ Scalf Family Website)

11)  1806 – John Scalf, Sr., leaves North Carolina. “One son, John, left around 1806. He had been charged just prior to this with stealing a "light blue hog." John's brother, William, went on his bond for $40 but John saw fit to leave the county before the trial came up.” (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, online @ Scalf Family Website)

12)  1810 - Lewis was still in Wilkes County, NC.  “Another tax list for 1810 shows Lewis was still residing in Wilkes County at the age of 65.” (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, online @ Scalf Family Website)

13)  1810 – Lewis Scalf found as HOH in Wilkes Co. NC census.

14)  1810 - Benjamin and David (sons of Lewis) are also HOH in nearby Iredell Co. NC census.

15)  1810 – John Scalf, Sr. (Son of Lewis) is HOH Floyd County, KY census.

16)  1812 – David and Benjamin Scalf reported to have left North Carolina around this time. “Two other brothers, David and Benjamin, were in the area also. They both left about the year 1812 and went to Iredell County, North Carolina for a short stay. From Iredell County they soon moved with David going first to Greenville, South Carolina and later on over into, Tennessee. Benjamin, it appears, went directly to Tennessee and later migrated to Indiana where he lived to quite an advanced age.” (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, online @ Scalf Family Website)

17)  1812 – Court record of Surry County records the following – “In the Surry County Superior Court Minutes of March, 1812 there is an entry indicating that Lewis and Elizabeth Scalf were paid to act as witnesses in the trial of Sarah Scalf for the murder of her infant son. Lewis and his wife had to appear in court to give evidence on behalf of the state as did his son, Benjamin, and Benjamin's wife, Ceeley. They were all paid expenses for showing in court according to the records. The final result of the trial has never been learned. In the State Docket bock the records indicate that Lewis had been placed under a $200 appearance bond for himself and his wife to assure their being in court to give testimony in this case.” (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, online @ Scalf Family Website)

18)  1814 – Elmer Scalf states that Lewis left North Carolina about 1814. “Lewis Scalf bought and sold land most everywhere he went. After he moved from North Carolina about 1814 he went to Greenville, South Carolina and bought land there.” (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, online @ Scalf Family Website)

19)  1820 – Lewis Scalf is HOH in Greeneville Co, SC census.

20)  1820 - David and William, (Sons of Lewis) each are HOH in Greenville Co. SC census.

21)  1820 – Benjamin not found anywhere as HOH, but suspected to be in East TN. No 1820 East TN censuses survived. 

22)  1820 - John Scalf, Sr., (son of Lewis) HOH in Russell Co, VA census.

23)  1830 – Lewis Scalf HOH in Habersham Co. GA census.

24)  1830 – William Scalf (son of Lewis) HOH Habersham Co. GA census.

25)  1830 - John Scalf, Sr. (son of Lewis) HOH Russell Co. VA census.

26)  1830 - Benjamin and David (sons of Lewis) both HOH in Washington Co. TN census.

27)  1840 – Lewis Scalf died around 1839-1840 in Habersham, Walker, or Franklin Co. GA. “It is quite possible that Lewis Scalf may have died in Franklin County, Georgia or even Jackson County, Georgia instead of Habersham County as many people have believed for years to be the case.” (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf, online @ Scalf Family Website)

28)  1840 - William (son of Lewis) HOH in Habersham Co census.

29)  1840 – John Scalf Sr. (son of Lewis) HOH in Hawkins Co. TN census.

30)  1840 - Benjamin Scalf (son of Lewis) HOH in McDonough County, IL census.

31)  1840 – David Scalf (son of Lewis) HOH in Sullivan Co. TN census.

32)  1848 - John Scalf, Sr. died 1848 at Greene County, TN

33)  1850 – David Scalf (Son of Lewis) living with son-in-law and daughter in Carter Co. TN.

34)  1850 - Benjamin Scalf (Son of Lewis) still living, but not found on any census with family or as HOH.

35)  1860 – Benjamin Scalf (Son of Lewis) living with son, Benjamin, in Elkhart, Indiana census.

36)  1860 – David Scalf (Son of Lewis) no longer found and assumed deceased.

37)  1870 – Benjamin Scalf (Son of Lewis) died March 1870 before the census enumeration. 

Benjamin Scalf left the East Tennessee area 1830-1836 and moved to McDonough County, Illinois. Most, if not all, of Benjamin’s children followed him to Illinois. We believe Benjamin and some of his sons might have left East Tennessee around the same time and several daughters with their families followed; however, it is very possible they all left together as most families did in those days with the exception of Rebecca Scalf Hankle who followed 1860-1870. No doubt, they were following the land prices, and during the 1830’s land had opened up in these areas at very low prices.  

By estimation from his obituary, Benjamin would have been born around 1765. His brother, John Scalf, Sr. was stated in DAR records to have been born around 1760-1762 and was the oldest son of Lewis Scalf. The author does not agree with this date due to the birth date of their father, Lewis, whose birth record states he was born 1745. If we accept the DAR record of John’s birth date this places Lewis’ age around 14-16 years old when John Sr. was born, which is very unlikely for the time period involved.

Due to the birth date of Lewis Scalf, it is very unlikely that he married at the age of 15 or even 16 in a time period when men were not considered of legal age until they reached 21. It was not common for a man to marry under the age of 21 at that time and those that did, which were very few, required the signature of a parent. Since we have no marriage record for Lewis we cannot know for sure that he did not marry before age 21; however, the author believes that John Scalf Sr. was likely born at least 1765-1767 when his father, Lewis, was 20-22 years old, and Benjamin was likely born a year or two later. If Lewis Scalf did marry around 21 years old as was common, then John was likely born around 1766 or 1767 and would have been around 14 or 15 years old during the Revolutionary War. This seems quite young by today’s standards, but was not uncommon for the Revolutionary War.

If this is correct, this would place Benjamin’s birth date around 1767 or 1768; therefore, his age would calculate to around 102-103 years old when he died in 1870. This seems more logical to the author than the dates that have been suggested. Either way we know that Benjamin certainly lived a very long time.

The next son, David S. Scalf, appears to have been born around 1772 from census records. There would have been at least a 4-5 year span between Benjamin and David and certainly enough space for the birth of at least one child.

Due to the fact that Benjamin cannot be traced very well in the earlier time period, we have been unable to satisfactorily document most of his children and this leaves much to speculation. Benjamin likely married a little earlier than his brother David, but a marriage record for either brother has not been found. Had it not been for the pension file of John Scalf, Sr. we likely would have never known when John married as well. Many tragedies happened in the colonial days of this country that resulted in records being lost and/or destroyed.

If the younger males and females in the home of Benjamin in 1810 were his children, he had a total of four at that time; two daughters and two sons. However, in 1820 Benjamin is missing from the records and twenty years lapse before we find him again. It is likely that some of his children married and left home before he was again found on a census record; therefore, we may never know exactly how many children Benjamin had.  

The fact that David and Benjamin were both living in Washington County, Tennessee in 1830 also causes much difficulty in separating their children. Another factor involved is the area. Washington County, Tennessee is located near Russell County, Virginia where their brother John lived, and some of John’s family also visited the family in Washington County, Tennessee and one son of John married there. A daughter of John and Edy Carlisle Scalf, Lydia Scalf, married Johnston Painter who was also from Washington County, Tennessee and likely lived there for a period of time. The records certainly suggest that the family did keep in touch.

The author has taken liberty in this chapter to present the children believed by the author to have been children of Benjamin Scalf and this may not be correct; however, we believe there is enough circumstantial evidence to support them being children of Benjamin and Ceely Ann Keziah Scalf.  

There are also families in the Carter and Washington County, Tennessee area that have not been placed and although the author feels that most of them likely belonged to one or the other of these men, not enough evidence of any type has been found to comfortably place them with either David or Benjamin. They might also have been children of John Scalf, Jr. and Martha “Patsy” Counts Scalf; therefore, if we cannot find enough information to place these folks, a chapter will be written with the information found to date to elicit help from descendants in placing these folks.

Genealogy will always be a work in progress as long as there is life. Our hope is to guide those who follow the genealogy trail in resolving the mysteries concerning these families.

Benjamin was not found as head of house in 1800 and might have been one of the males in his father’s home at this time. We know that John Scalf, Sr. was married at this time and was head of his own household in 1800. Benjamin, David and William were not found as head of house and this leads us to believe that the other three males were Benjamin, David and William although the ages do not appear to correlate with Benjamin and David.

1800 Surry Co. NC:

Lewis Scalf

2 males 10 - 16 (1784 - 1794)
1 male 16 - 26 (1774 - 1784)
1 male > - 45 (1755 or before)
1 female > - 45 (1755 or before)

Assuming that the ages might have been misstated on this census at least one male 10-16, born 1784-1790 by estimation could have been William. William was born 1780 by estimation of other census records. The other male aged 16-26 was born 1774-1784 and could have been David, but his birth year on later census records estimates his birth date as 1772 and Benjamin was older than David according to his obituary, as well as census records.

We find Benjamin as head of house in 1810 Iredell County, NC.

1810 Iredell CO NC    

SCALF, Benjamin

2 males < 10 (1800 - 1810)  2 sons
1 male 26 - 44 (1765 - 1784)  Benjamin and a relative
2 females < 10 (1800 - 1810)  2 daughters
1 female 26 - 44 (1765 - 1784)  Benjamin's wife
1 female 45 - older (before 1766)  wife or relative

In analyzing this census, there are a number of things that are possible. First, it is possible that the female 26-45 years old was Benjamin’s wife and one of the males in the same age range was Benjamin.

Second, it is just as possible that the female 45 or older was Benjamin’s wife, Ceely Ann Keziah. Benjamin would have been around 40-45 years old if he was actually born 1765-1770 and the female 45 or older could have been 46 years old or older on this census. It was not unusual for a woman to be several years older than her husband, so this census could also be determined in this way.

Third, it might also be assumed that the female 45 or older, was Benjamin’s mother-in-law or any relative of either Benjamin or Ceely Ann living with the family. The same could be said for the other male 26-45 years old. We can certainly rule out the possibility of the male 26-45 being one of Benjamin’s brothers because they were all head of house in this year with their own families, unless Benjamin had a brother we know nothing about. To my knowledge, there has never been any information to suggest to researchers that another brother existed. We can probably rule out the possibility that the older female was Benjamin’s mother on this census due to the fact that a female was in his father’s home that was likely Benjamin’s mother. However, we must not forget that sometimes people were enumerated in their own home and then in the home of a family member in the same census year depending on what day the enumerator came around. Therefore, the earlier census records, especially before 1850, will be mostly speculation. The only factual thing about the 1790-1840 census records is the head of house, for they were the only family members named.  

Last, there is the possibility that one of the males aged 26-45 could have been a brother to Ceely Ann and the older female 45 or older was his wife. Therefore, we also cannot confirm that the children were children of Benjamin and Ceely Ann because they may just as easily have been children of this male and older female.

We do know from Keziah researchers, along with our own research that the Keziah family was living in the same area at this time. We also believe that Sandifer Keziah, believed to have been Ceely Ann’s father, had died by this date and this makes it highly possibly that her mother was living with them at this time and possibly a brother of Ceely Ann.

Assuming that the female aged 26-45 was Benjamin’s wife, the other male aged 26-45 was a relative, the older female 45 or older was Ceely Ann’s mother, and the two younger males and females were children of Benjamin and Ceely, then they had four children by 1810 and the oldest child was born at least 1800 (plus or minus a few years), then Benjamin and Ceely Ann likely married 1795-1800. We also assume Benjamin was in his 30’s before he married. Due to the common age that was likely for Lewis Scalf when his first child, John Sr., was born, the author believes Benjamin was likely born at least 1768-1770; however, we can only speculate on all of this and the margin of error for speculation has no boundaries.

As stated above, assuming these were Benjamin’s children, we believe these children were Lewis, Benjamin Jr., Mahala and possibly Joanna.  

The next record we have of Benjamin was found in the Surry County, North Carolina Court Minutes of 1812, which does reveal that Benjamin was married at this time. This record has not been reviewed by the author but is listed in Scalf Family History. Below is an excerpt from that book:

“In the Surry County Superior Court Minutes of March, 1812 there is an entry indicating that Lewis and Elizabeth Scalf were paid to act as witnesses in the trial of Sarah Scalf for the murder of her infant son. Sarah used an alias, Caps, according to the record. Lewis and his wife had to appear in court to give evidence on behalf of the state as did his son, Benjamin, and Benjamin's wife, Ceeley. They were all paid expenses for showing in court according to the records. The final result of the trial has never been learned. In the State Docket bock the records indicate that Lewis had been placed under a $200 appearance bond for himself and his wife to assure their being in court to give testimony in this case.” (Scalf Family History, Chapter III, Lewis Scalf)

We have no knowledge of how, or if, this case was settled because there is no follow-up record.  The term "alias" used in this record was simply to indicate that Caps was either Sarah’s maiden or married name, not that she was using an assumed name.  This can be found in many of the old records concerning marital names.  The word, “alias” was not a specific term for using an assumed name during that period as it is today, although the term sometimes indicated an assumed name was being used.

Note: A James Cap was living six houses away from Benjamin on this census. Sarah Scalf, daughter of Lewis, is believed to have married James Caps/Capps. This family might have been the family of James and Sarah Scalf Caps. If so, they had five children in 1810. >From the ages of the children, it is indicated that James and Sarah married before 1800. The oldest children were being born as early as 1784 on this census which also complicates things even further. If Sarah had children as early as 1784 it would suggest that she was married around 1780-1784. For Sarah to have been married by 1780 she would have been born around 1759 if she was 21 at her marriage as was common for the time. Even if she was 16-20 she would have been born around 1764-1768 which would again complicates things if we believe that Benjamin was born 1767-1770. John Scalf Sr. was born at least 1766 or 1767. If this was Sarah Scalf Caps, she might have been born between John and Benjamin or between Benjamin and David. David is believed to have been born 1772; therefore, John would have been born 1766, Benjamin in 1768, Sarah in 1769 or 1770 and David in 1772.  If Sarah was born in 1770 she would have only been 14 when she married and although it was not impossible, it was very improbable for this early time period. It did happen much later, but it was rare in this time period. Not to say that it could not have happened, but the probability of it was rare. We also cannot forget that Elmer Scalf stated that Sarah was with her father in 1805 although we do not know on what reference Elmer might have found to base this on. It is just as possible that another daughter was with Lewis in 1805. We might be able to resolve some of these mysteries with further research before Lewis Scalf.   

This appears to be the only census this family was found on. Nothing has been learned of Sarah Scalf Capps, although a number of the Capps/Caps family was found living in Grainger and Claiborne County, Tennessee along with the Scalf family and some of their marital ties. A connection to these families has not been established at this time.

It should also be noted here that one of the Caps researchers does not believe the family living nearby was actually Caps but was likely Cass instead.  This may be one of the reasons we have not learned much about Sarah Scalf Caps. The name might have been Sarah Scalf Cass instead of Caps.

1810 Iredell Co. NC

 Cap, James

1 male       < 10  (1800 - 1810)  1 son
2 males 16 - 26  (1784 - 1794)  2 sons
1 male 45 - older (1765 - before)  Head of house
1 female < 10 (1800 - 1810)  1 daughter
1 female 16 - 26 (1784 - 1794)  1 daughter
1 female 26 - 45 ( 1765 - 1784)  wife

Benjamin Scalf married Ceely Ann Keziah (also spelled Koziah/Coziah/Coziahr). If they married at the common age of 21, they most likely married around 1785-1790.  However, it appears from information thus far that they married 1795-1800. The Keziah family can be found in Washington County, Tennessee (spelled various ways) at the same time the Scalf families were living there and Sandifer Keziah appeared to have been in Washington County before the Scalf family. 

Benjamin and Ceely Ann had a son, Lewis, born 1800-1805 who was living in Washington County, Tennessee and has often been mistaken for his grandfather, Lewis, by researchers over the years. Many researchers have thought that Benjamin and his father, Lewis, were in Washington County, Tennessee but this was Benjamin’s son, not his father.  

Lewis (son of Benjamin) can be found with his first wife, Nancy Keziah (appears as Hoziah/Koziah in Washington Co) on the 1830 census of Washington County, Tennessee. Lewis (Son of Benjamin) and Nancy Keziah married in 1829.  Although no definite proof has been found, the author and Keziah family researchers believe that Nancy was a niece of her husbands’ mother, Ceely Ann Keziah Scalf. 

At first glance of the name Koziah on the Washington County, Tennessee records concerning Nancy, the name appears as Nancy HOZIAH on page 55 of the Washington County Marriages, Book 1.  The name then appears on page 222 of the same book as Nancy Kozeah.  The Koziah name is also found with numerous spellings such as Coziah/Coziar/Coziahr/Keziah/Kizziah/Casiah/Ceziar/Koziah/Hoziah, just to mention a few, and is very difficult to research. The K and C are interchangeable. The most correct spelling according to family researchers is KEZIAH.

Research on the Keziah name leads us back to Surry County, North Carolina to the 1810 census.  On the 1810 Surry County census, a Jodwick and a William Coziah are found.  The name Jodwick should be Lodwick or Ludwick according to a Keziah researcher.  Recall that Lewis Scalf had lived here in 1800.  Lewis Scalf and wife Elizabeth, Benjamin and wife Ceely Ann Keziah Scalf, were also summoned to appear in court there in 1812.

According to a Keziah researcher, the Keziah family was in Washington County, Tennessee as early as 1782.  A Sandifer Kesiah was listed in a deed of land to James Ray (Old Book A, page 38-39, 10/24/1782, NC grant #242 to James Ray 190 acres on a branch of Cherokee Creek adj. Sand'fr Kesiah and Mr. Pinson - Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, County Court Volume 1, 1778-1779 Washington Co. NC-TN.  Washington County, TN Deeds 1775-1800 by Loraine Rae, 1991 Southern Historical Press)

Sandifer Kesiah is also listed in the Revolutionary Army Accounts.  A copy of this is posted and shows that Sandifer received payment in Washington (then Sullivan County, North Carolina) from the State of North Carolina.  The pay vouchers were signed by Landon Carter and E. Williams. Sandifer received one pound-eleven shillings on June 12, 1782, and sixteen shillings on November 12, 1783. The pension record for Sandifer Kesiah has been requested, if one exists. This record of payment shows that Sandifer was drawing a pension for his service. (See copy of pay vouchers and Army Accounts Index).

UPDATE October 2010: A pension file for Sandifer Keziah was requested and the author was informed that none exist.

The area of Washington County that Sandifer Kesiah lived in was also a part of North Carolina before it became Tennessee.  Parts of Surry County, North Carolina were taken to create Washington District, which later became Washington and Sullivan County, Tennessee. Several changes took place concerning the North Carolina/Tennessee boundary which is very confusing to researchers. Without going into the land changes of Tennessee, the author can only direct that a study of Tennessee land versus North Carolina be undertaken to understand these boundary changes. Otherwise, one might lose an ancestor that did not move from the area but the record is recorded other than where one thinks it should be. Depending on the year in question, the record could be recorded in North Carolina or Tennessee as well as Virginia because Virginia and North Carolina both claimed the land that is now East Tennessee at one time. Washington County was also Washington District before it was Washington County. Districts were created before counties and were called Militia Districts. Again, this depends on the years in question.

My Keziah correspondent states that Sandifer Kesiah was the father of Lodwick Coziah who was found on the 1810 Surry County, NC census.  A William Coziah is also found on the same census as head of house and was most likely Lodwick's son due to his estimated age.  The estimated birth date of Sandifer Kesiah is around 1737, just eight years prior to the birth of Lewis Scalf (1745).  Sandifer's son Lodwick's estimated birth date is around 1765-1774 and would fit in the birth range of Benjamin Scalf and his brother David.  If Ceely Ann was born 1767-1770, she was most likely a sister of Lodwick and daughter of Sandifer Kesiah.  This is only speculation according to the birth date of her husband, Benjamin Scalf.  No documented evidence has been forthcoming as to the actual birth date of Ceely Ann Keziah/Coziah. 

The fact that the Keziah family was in Surry Co. NC while Benjamin and Ceely Ann were in Iredell (neighboring counties) along with the fact that Sandifer Kesiah went to Washington County, Tennessee around 1782, and the Scalf family later arrived in Washington County as well would certainly lend support to the theory that she could have been part of the Sandifer Kesiah family especially, when considering the birth date of Benjamin Scalf compared to the birth date of Sandifer's son, Lodwick, who was most likely Ceely Ann's brother. 

My correspondent on the Keziah family is an enrolled member of the Tuscarora Nation.  Although it has not been determined with absolute certainty at this time which tribe the name descends from, there is strong evidence that it may descend from the North Carolina Tuscarora.  Many of these Natives blended in among the settlers and other tribes in the area after the Indian Wars.

The link to the history that was listed here previously has been removed due to a dead link.   

Sandifer Kesiah has been documented in:

County Military Rosters of VA
Mecklenburg Co. NC Militia records of 1767
1772 land grant in Edgefield Co. SC.
Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Revolutionary War Pay Vouchers.
Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1778-1779 Washington County, NC/TN.
1790 Rutherford County, NC Federal Census.
1791 Petition to form Buncombe County, NC.
1795 Buncombe County, NC Court records
Pulaski County, KY tax and census records 1799-1809 

According to my correspondent, If Ceely Ann Keziah was the daughter of Sandifer Keziah she could be a descendant of the Tuscarora, Cherokee, or both. One must remember that many of the tribes intermingled and married into each other’s tribes and Native Indian research is a difficult task due to the lack of records. Native Indian records consist of their history passed down through the tribe through their historians, and unless or until, they ended up in the white population, no conventional records will be found. The traveling patterns of David and Benjamin, and the close ties to family do seem to suggest that there was a tribal pattern here. However, again this is only speculation.

The name, KE SI HAH appears on the Henderson Roll of 1835 and listed in North Carolina.  “The 1835 Henderson Roll is a census of over 16,000 Cherokee residing in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina to be removed to Oklahoma under the treaty of New Echota (1835).”  (Vol. 1, Eastern Cherokee Rolls)

This name may, or may not, be related to the surname Keziah/Koziah/Kesiah. The author is not familiar with the Cherokee language, and cannot say for certain.  In English version it would appear to be related. A student of Cherokee language may be able to determine if these names are related.

For help in researching the Scalf/Keziah line, a study of the history of North Carolina and the movements of the Scalf and Keziah families from North Carolina to Tennessee and then to Indiana and Illinois would be a good idea. Research is ongoing on this and I have received much help from one of the Keziah descendants.  A study of the names in the counties of North Carolina where our Scalf family is found has revealed that they were very much tribal oriented.  Many of the marital connections are found in the same counties of North Carolina and in other states with the Scalf family.  A study of the marital connections of the Scalf family and their movements are ongoing at this time. 

The Keziah family and the Scalf family were in Surry County, North Carolina and then in Washington County, Tennessee at the same time.  Some of these families moved on to the Indiana and Illinois areas together.  The Keziah family is found in Indiana as early as 1820 and then in Illinois.  One of Benjamin’s sons, Benjamin Jr., can be found in Elkhart, Indiana as early as 1835.  Lewis Scalf, son of Benjamin, can be found in McDonough County, Illinois, as well as the Keziah family and the spelling in these areas is Coziahr.

A William Koziah found in Washington County, Tennessee in 1830 could have been the father of Nancy Koziah.  The Lewis Scalf family (son of Benjamin) moved on to McDonough County, Illinois 1830-1840 where Nancy Keziah Scalf died and Lewis remarried to the widow, Ruth Osborne.  Benjamin Scalf Sr. is also found in McDonough County, Illinois as early as 1836. Further research into the Keziah family concerning the Native Indian ancestry is still ongoing and updates will be listed as new information is found. 

With permission from Kevin Wolfe, the following information is listed from an obituary. This obituary documents that this Koziah/Coziah/Kesiah family was known to have been Native Indian.  However, in no way does this mean that our Keziah line is Native Indian, but it does confirm the fact that some of the Keziah family was Native Indian.  This Keziah family member and my correspondent on the Keziah family are two known Keziah family members that are Native Indian.

This is presented only to show that there is documentation to confirm the Native Indian ancestry in the Keziah family. It is unknown if Thomas Kesiah was related to Ceely Ann Keziah at this time.  Kevin also does not know if his Kesiah family has any connection to Sandifer Kesiah/Keziah, possible father of Ceely Ann Koziah.

“Mr. Thomas Kesiah, the Indian survivor of his generation, of Benekee [Abenaki -NL] tribe of Canada, has passed to his long home. A soldier and pensioner of the war of the rebellion, his Grand Army badge and flag draped casket bore testimony to his faithful Americanism. His romantic life in camp at many places in this state; as a traveler on the Mississippi River, an expert weaver of Indian baskets at many summer resorts (Saranac Lake, Saratoga Springs, Glen Falls, Catskill Mountains and Greenwood Lake and other places) made for him a life rich in remembrances. Perhaps the climax of romance was reached when his wife, Margaret Kesiah, dressed in men’s clothes, stealthfully accompanied him to the front, in the war of the rebellion, where, after discovery of the ruse, she remained and assisted in nursing sick and wounded soldiers. He understood and used the Indian dialect fluently when conversing with Mrs. Kesiah. He was fond of music, a good singer, most kindly and sympathetic and gentle in his home. He will be long remembered and cherished by those as fortunate as to have known him intimately. He made his home for some time past with Joseph Coddington of Monroe, N.Y., whose wife was a grand niece and a daughter of his niece, Mrs. David Ball of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., who with her children Thomas, Fred, George, Harold, Minnetta and Emmett are his surviving relatives.” (Contributed by: Kevin M. Wolfe, Jul-1999 (Wolfekev@aol.com)
Published: Monroe Gazette, February 7, 1919)

This obit can be found at http://www.avcnet.org/ne-do-ba/obit_k01.html

As stated previously, an 1820 census of East Tennessee does not exist; therefore, we cannot confirm that Benjamin was in the area in 1820. He does appear in 1830 in Washington County, Tennessee. He appears to have four sons and one daughter on this census. Recall that he had two sons and two daughters in 1810 Iredell Co. NC, if in fact they were his children. Twenty years had lapsed between these censuses and if they were his children they likely married and are not listed here. If they were his children, he had nine children by 1830 and no doubt, there were more that had married and left home before this census.

The following children are believed to have been children of Benjamin and Ceely Ann Keziah Scalf.

     1) Mahala Scalf - born 1798-1804.
     2)
 Lewis Scalf - born about 1805 in North Carolina.
     3)
 Joanna Scalf – dates unknown at this time, but possibly 1800-1810.
     4)
 Benjamin Scalf Jr. - born 1810 – 1815 South Carolina and died July 14, 1889 in Elkhart, Indiana.
     5)
 
John R. Scalf - born about 1815 and died 1872 in Putnam County, Missouri.
    
6) Isaac Scalf born in Tennessee about 1822. Died in Collin County, Texas 1889.
     7)
 Rebecca Scalf – born 1823 in Tennessee and died 1880-1900 in Illinois.
     8)
 Jonah Scalf – born in Tennessee October 5, 1825 and died September 25, 1894 in Iowa.
     9)
 Elizabeth Scalf - born 1827 – 1836. Died 1860-1870.

It is also possible that Malinda Scalf Cash was a daughter of Benjamin and Ceely Ann, but Malinda remained in Carter County, Tennessee and did not move to Illinois, although the fact that she remained in Tennessee certainly does not mean she was not a daughter of Benjamin Sr. However, the author believes she was likely a daughter of David Scalf. We believe Malinda died 1860-1870 for she is missing from records after 1860.  

Benjamin Sr. was in Illinois by 1836 and his son, John R. Scalf, said he left home due to disagreements with this step-mother. John left home at the age of 15 and this would have been around 1830.  From this statement we know that Benjamin had remarried and the 1830 census does suggest that he had a wife aged 40-50 on the 1830 census; however, either they divorced or she died because Benjamin was in McDonough County, Illinois by 1836 and there was no female in his home in 1840.  

The 1830 census below shows four sons in the home. It is possible the sons were John R., Benjamin Jr., Isaac and Jonah. Lewis had married in 1829 and was head of house in 1830.

1830 Washington CO TN

SCALF, Benjamin

1 male 5 - 10 (1820 - 1825)  Isaac?
3 males 15 - 20 (1810 - 1815)  John R. (?) Benjamin Jr. (?) Jonah (?)
1 male 60 - 70 (1760 - 1770)  Benjamin Sr.
1 female 15 - 20 (1810 - 1815)  Joanna (?)
1 female 40 - 50 (1780 - 1790)  Second wife of Benjamin

Recall that there were two young males in Benjamin’s home in 1810. The author believes that one of them was his son Lewis that married Nancy Keziah in Washington County, Tennessee and was head of house there in 1830. The other male in 1810 may, or may not have been Benjamin Jr. These two boys appear to have been the oldest sons of Benjamin. Benjamin Jr. moved on to Indiana where he married in 1835 and was enumerated there in 1840. The author believes he left Washington County, Tennessee 1830-1835. If he was in the home of Benjamin in 1830 and son Lewis married in 1829 and was head of house in 1830, then one of the males in 1830 was probably John R. Scalf. The other two males might have been Isaac and Jonah.

We believe that Ceely Ann Keziah Scalf died before the enumeration of the 1830 census and Benjamin had remarried. The oldest female on the 1830 census is younger than the female from the 1810 census and this suggests there was another daughter that had married by 1830. The author believes this was Mahala Scalf. Marriage records of Washington County, Tennessee reveal that Mahala married there and was in her own home by 1830.   

A letter from Mrs. Roy E. Scalf was written in response to what Elmer Scalf listed in his book, Scalf Family History. Elmer listed John Scalf of Putnam County, Missouri as the son of John Scalf, Jr. Mrs. Scalf did not agree that this was possible. The author agrees with Mrs. Scalf due to the fact that John Jr. and Martha Patsy (Counts) Scalf did not divorce. Therefore, it is unlikely that John Scalf of Putnam County, MO was a son of John Jr. and Patsy. 

Several years ago, the author became acquainted with Jean Scalf Grier while researching the family of Archibald Scalf, son of Jesse Scalf from East Tennessee. Jean sent me copies of letters of correspondence from various researchers she had corresponded with in search of her family. Jean was searching for a John Scalf, a son of Archibald Scalf, and in her research she met several other researchers with someone named John in their line. She received a letter from Mrs. Roy (Catherine) Scalf whose husband was a grandson of John R. Scalf of Putnam County, Missouri. Below are excerpts of one of the letters from Mrs. Scalf:

Excerpt from letter of Mrs. Roy E. Scalf:

"Now I’ll try to explain as briefly as possible about Roy’s grandfather John Scalf, what I learned many years ago from my father in law, all was handed down by word of mouth. There are no written records.  John Scalf left home at age 15 – trouble between him and stepmother. He never returned home. He was working for a man with family. This man was dyeing and begged John to marry his wife and take care of her and their children. John was against doing this but finally consented. I think history gives it he married about 1840. It must have been before his 20th birthday as my father in law said John was 19 – the woman 29. He married somewhere in MO. Next we know they had 2 sons – both in Iowa, John Wesley – born 1844 and Benjamin Franklin, born 1846. She dies when or shortly after Benj. was born. We do not know who she was but I learned while back home (Putnam Co. MO) (Unionville) that she was buried by first husband – so not knowing names, no way to find cemetery record. John, lost and despondent started to roam. He left his two sons with a Mr. Young in east part of Putnam Co. MO. Made his way to CA Gold Fields. Some said he struck it rich. He finally came back to MO to sons and took land in Putnam Co. although at that time it was called Dodge Co. I only today received papers showing he took 40 acres in 1850 – so did not know until today that he had returned by 1850. One abstract that we had (Roy and I owned at one time land that had belonged to his grandfather – It was dated 1852 so this is land he bought later on). On with story; After John tired of prospecting or claim ran out – whatever the reason he took a boat – came in around “The Horn,” my father in-law said. Was somewhere in PA waiting on a train for journey back to MO. He had 4 hours wait. While waiting he saw an old gentleman across from the depot – he was sitting on his porch in a rocking chair, looking at a paper. John was drawn to the old fellow and evidently there was an attraction to John, for the old fellow would lower his paper and peer over his spectacles at John. This went on for quite a while and about the time John had made his mind up to go talk to the old fellow, he heard the train in the distance and not wanting to miss the train he remained until train arrived, boarded it and was on way home. The memory of the old gentleman haunted John. He couldn’t seem to get him out of his mind. Now John takes land. Then in Feb. 1856 he married Ann Eliza Tate of Linn Co. MO. They are married at Unionville MO. They had 4 daughters and one son - My father in-law James Allen Scalf born April 5, 1861. Then between 1861 and 1870 John’s brother Lewis and Matt come to MO. In their talks John speaks of the old fellow he had been drawn to in PA. Brothers learn the location and tell John. “My God John that was your father”! John was crushed and could never seem to get over it. John dies in late 1871 or early 1872 - Date on tombstone – 1815-1872 – but stone was put up when my husband was a young man. Court records show administrator appointed Jan. 1872. Now while back in Unionville MO last couple of years I went to library and found census records. Because of episode of PA my father in-law always thought his ancestors were from PA. Not so according to 1860 & 1870 census – Following is what I found.” (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

Catherine goes on to list the census records of Lewis Scalf and his son, William, along with marriages of McDonough County, Illinois.  Catherine was correct in what she believed and the marriages of Illinois, along with census records, support her belief as will be shown in the sections of Benjamin’s children. However, Catherine states two brothers of John and names them as Lewis and Matt. No one named Matt has been found at this time. It is possible that William, son of Lewis, was the person that she thought was Matt because William and Matilda Jane also moved over to Missouri around the same time as his father, Lewis. However, her father-in-law stated to her and her husband, “two brothers.” Therefore, we cannot discount that there might be another brother that did not remain in Missouri but left. Catherine wrote another letter mentioning Matt and an excerpt is listed here:

“That coupled together with stories my father in-law told and retold of his uncle Lewis being there in MO of his uncle Matt moving on – or going back home. Uncle Lewis stayed awhile as is proven by the 1860 census.” (Letter from Catherine Scalf to Jean Grier, 1983, Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

The author has determined that Matt might have been a name not used on records by this brother as he has not been found. This might have been a middle name or a first name.

Benjamin left East Tennessee and was found listed on the Illinois Public Land Purchase Records of 1836 in McDonough County, Illinois. 

Illinois
Public Land Purchase Records
(Internet)

Name: SCALF, BENJAMIN
Section: NENE
Price: 125
Total: 3698
Date: 21 January 1836
Volume: 698
Page: 143
Type: FD
Sect: 03
Township: 04N
Range: 04W
Meridian: 4
Acres: 2958
Corr-Tag: 0
ID: 007603
SocStat:
Blank:
Reside: 000

Illinois Public Land
Purchase Records

Benjamin was then found as head of house in 1840 McDonough County. Note that the oldest male (Benjamin) is still the same age as he was on the 1830 census of Washington County, Tennessee. This was not at all uncommon on the early census records. He should have been 70 - 80 on this census. The other older male (assumed son) on this census was born 1825-1830 and could not have been the John Scalf Mrs. Roy Scalf was talking about because John was born 1815. He was likely in the home in 1830 Washington County, Tennessee, but had moved on by 1840.  In fact, John married Malinda Wood/Woods in 1837 Lewis County, Missouri. (Missouri Marriages)

 Although it is only an opinion, the author feels that John and some of his brothers left Washington County, Tennessee around the same time and their father either left with them or followed. Due to his age at the time, the author believes that Benjamin and his sons left Washington County, Tennessee together and likely around 1834-1836.

1840 McDonough CO IL

SCALF, Benjamin

1 male 10 - 15 (1825 - 1830)  Jonah?
1 male 15 - 20 (1820 - 1825)  Isaac?
1 male 60 - 70 (1760 - 1770)  Benjamin

It cannot be determined at this time if these children were sons of Benjamin or grandsons.  Lewis Scalf, (probable son of Benjamin) is also in McDonough County during this time.  Note that another son has been born since the 1830 census if the ages were correct and they most likely were not since this son should have been on the 1830 census if born 1825-1830.  This could be the same son born 1820-1825 on the previous census.   However, the male born 1820-1825 on this census appears to be the same male born 1820-1825 on the previous census and most likely the one born 1825-1830 is another child born during 1830 or after. 

In the Bureau of Land Management Records is a land patent for Benjamin Scalf patented in November of 1840 for 29.58 acres in Quincy (McDonough County), Illinois.  He also lived in this area until around 1855 when he then moved over to Elkhart, Indiana to live with his son, Benjamin Jr. We know the land patent owner was not the son, Benjamin Jr., because he had been living in Elkhart, Indiana after his move from Tennessee and married Eleanor Thomas there in 1835. (See copy of Land Patent).

Benjamin Scalf Sr. is not found in 1850 when he should have still been in McDonough County, Illinois.  However, he may have been living with another child on the 1850 census of McDonough and was missed.  Benjamin Sr. is then found on the 1860 Elkhart, Indiana census in the home of his son, Benjamin Jr. and wife, Eleanor Thomas.  Benjamin Jr. was found in Elkhart, Indiana in 1850, but his father has not been found on any of the 1850 censuses at this time.  This copy of the census comes from Barbara Bowman, a probable descendant of this line who has worked diligently in help solve some of the puzzles of this line.

1860 Elkhart CO IN             29 May 1860          Clinton Township

SCALF, Benjamin M 45 1805 NC
           Eleanor F 45 1805 VA
           William L. M 24 1826 IN
           Francis F 19 1831 IN
           Henry M 16 1834 IN
           Mary F 11 1839 IN
           Benjamin M 95 1745 NC

At the enumeration of the 1870 census, enumerated in July, Benjamin Jr. was living with his son William, and Benjamin Sr. may have been in the home when he died in March of 1870. The census was enumerated in July after Benjamin Sr. had died.

1870 Elkhart CO IN

SCALF, William M 34 1836 IN Brick Mason
              Mary F 23 1847 Germany Housekeeper
              Benjamin M 56 1814 NC Shoemaker
              Eleanor F 56 1814 VA  
         
                       

If the census records of 1810 and 1830 reflect the children of Benjamin Scalf, Sr., then he had at least nine children. However, it is very likely there were more due to the fact that Benjamin’s family is missing in 1820. There is a twenty-year lapse in time between the 1810 census and the 1830 census and certainly enough time gone by for children to have married without us ever knowing who they were.

The author has taken liberty to add children to this chapter that may, or may not, have been children of Benjamin Scalf, Sr; however, there it appears logical that these were Benjamin’s children.  If these children are not children of Benjamin and anyone has information to support this, please contact our website so we can place these folks in their proper line.


MAHALA SCALF
Daughter of
Benjamin Scalf & Ceely Ann Keziah
Mahala<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Mahala Scalf is believed to have been a daughter of Benjamin Scalf, Sr. and Ceely Ann Keziah Scalf. We first find Mahala in the Washington County, Tennessee marriages where she married William Moon or Moore September 2, 1825. This was a short marriage because the marriage records then record Mahala Scalph married James Moore February 24, 1827 in Washington County, TN.

It should be noted that William might have been William Moore and not William Moon. The name “Moon” might be Moore instead due to the handwriting of the clerk. The author has spent many years trying to determine if the name was Moon or Moore without success. Research into the Moon family has also not revealed a Mahala Moon that correlates with our Mahala Scalf.

Mahala Scalf & James Moore marriage data

Either William died or they divorced because Mahala then married James Moore in Washington County, Tennessee on February 24, 1827.

Mahala Scalf & William Moon marriage data

Research of the 1830, 1840 and 1850 census records of East Tennessee does not reveal James and Mahala Scalf Moore. It is unknown where they might have moved to after their marriage, but we have not been able to find them in Tennessee. It is possible that they did move to Illinois as did Benjamin Scalf, Sr. and the rest of the children.

We did find Rosanna Moore on the 1850 Pike County, Illinois census as stated by Rick Lipsky and she had a son named Martin in the home. We believe it is possible that this was Mahala Scalf.

1850 Pike CO IL                    27 September 1850     Township 5 S 5 W

# 602 MOORE, Rosanna F 52 1798 SC
              Elizabeth J. F 19 1831 IL
              Eliza A. F 16 1834 IL
              Martin M 14 1836 IL
              George W, M 11 1839 IL

Mahala Moore then married Fielding Hankins in 1862 McDonough County, Illinois. (Illinois Statewide Marriages, online)

Groom                                           Bride                         Date                           County

Hankins, Fielding L.               Moore, Mahala Mrs.       1862-12-02                  McDonough

Link to Illinois Statewide Marriage Index: (http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp)

Neither Mahala nor Rosanna was found in 1860 in Illinois or the surrounding area. Mahala Moore was found in York County, SC but this Mahala Moore had been living in York County in 1850 and we don’t believe this was the same person as Roseanna Moore in Pike County, Illinois in 1850. Mahala’s family in York County, SC appeared to remain in the York County, area after she was gone from census records and she appeared there in 1850 while Roseanna appears in Illinois 1850. Rick stated that her name was listed on records as Roseanna and Mahala. We will need to find the records that she signed for her children’s marriages to confirm that this is the same person.

Rick stated that his ancestor, Wilkins Osborn, was a son of Joseph Osborn and Mary C. Moore, daughter of Rosanna/Mahala. Wilkins Osborn married Sarah Moore Johnson. Sarah had been married to Joseph Johnson prior to her marriage to Wilkins and Joseph was killed in the Civil War. Their marriage is recorded in the Illinois Statewide Marriages. Sarah was a daughter of Mahala.

Groom                        Bride                                       Date                County

Johnson, Joseph          Moore, Sarah A.                      1861-05-19      McDonough

Osborn, Wilkins T.      Johnson, Sarah Ann, Mrs.       1869-12-09      McDonough

The Illinois Statewide marriages are listed online with a very good search engine. When using the search engine, type in the exact spelling of the surname of the groom and the surname of the bride listed in this chapter. Either the groom or the bride’s surname can be used alone. If you want to check for other names try using different spellings of the name. You will have to use a comma after the groom’s surname and then the given name. Do the same for the bride.

Example:

GROOM:  Scalf, William

BRIDE:   Osborn, Matilda Mrs.

It can also be used in this way:

GROOM:  Scalf

BRIDE:  Osborn        

Link to Illinois Statewide Marriage Index: (http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp)


1860 Franklin CO IL            1860                T 5 SR 2 E

OSBORN, Joseph M 35 1825 IL
           Mary C. F 28 1832 IL
           Wilkins M 10 1850 IL
           Minerva J.  F   8 1852 IL
           John V. M   6 1854 IL
           Sarah E. F   2 1858 IL


Mahala was then found in Canton, Lee County, Iowa in the home of her son, Martin Moore in 1870. Fielding Hankins had died by 1870.

1870 Lee CO IA        18 June 1870              Canton           Van Buren Township

#82 MOORE, Martin M 36 1834 IL
             Susan F 29 1841 SC
             Mahalia F   9 1861 MO
             Harriet F   7 1863 MO
             Nancy F   4 1866 MO
             Ida  F   2 1868 IL
  HANKINS, Mahalia F 72 1798 SC

Mahala/Rosanna was not found after the 1870 census; however, Martin was found living in Sullivan County, Missouri, just across the river from Iowa.


1880 Sullivan CO MO           28 June 1880              Jackson Township

MOORE, Martin V. Head 46 1834 IL TN TN
          Susanna Wife 39 1841 NC NC NC
          Hariet, J.  Dau 16 1864 MO IL NC
          Nancy E. Dau 15 1865 MO IL IL
          Sarah I. M. Dau 12 1868 IL IL IL
JARVIS, Eva E. Foster dau   1 1879 MO IL OH


Martin was then found in Washington County, Arkansas in 1900.

1900 Washington Co. AR     6 June 1900                Lees Creek Township

MOORE, Martin B. Head 66 Mar 1834 IL TN TN Married 39 years
          Susan Wife 59 Oct 1840 NC NC NC Married 39 years


By 1910 Martin was in Crawford County, Arkansas and Susan had died. He had remarried to Viola _____.

1910 Crawford Co. AR        30 April 1910             Whitley Township

MOORE, Martin V. Head 76 1834 IL TN TN 2nd marriage Married 5 years
          Viola Wife 49 1861 IL OH KY 2nd marriage Married 5 years          2 children born, 2 living

We believe that Mahala was Mahala Rosanna (Scalf) Moore-Hankins. She died 1870-1880, probably in Canton, Iowa and is probably buried there. This family will need to be researched further to confirm the family of Rosanna Mahala (Scalf) Moore.

       

LEWIS SCALF
Son of
Benjamin Scalf & Ceely Ann Keziah
Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Lewis Scalf, son of Benjamin and Ceely Ann Keziah Scalf, was born about 1805 in North Carolina (probably Wilkes or Iredell County) and married Nancy Coziah/Keziah in Washington County, Tennessee September 12, 1829.  (Washington County Marriages, Book 1, page 55 and page 222- Washington County, Tennessee Courthouse). 

Link to marriage record of Lewis Scalf and Nancy Keziah

In order to confirm that Lewis Scalf and John Scalf of Putnam County, Missouri were brothers and sons of Benjamin Scalf, we list the following:

Mrs. Della Rae Marvin wrote the following information in a letter concerning John Scalf of Putnam County, Missouri when Henry Scalf wrote the book, Chronicles of the Scalf Family.  Mrs. Marvin thought that John came from Pennsylvania. Please see Chapter XIV of Chronicles of the Scalf family for the complete letter.

Excerpt from Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

"Years later, when John’s brother, Louis came to Missouri he told a story that explained the attraction of the old man to John and caused John much sorrow as the years went by. Louis brought the news that the old man reading the newspaper on the porch of that little house was none other than John's own father whom he had not seen since he left his home in Pennsylvania in his youth."  (Paragraph #7, Putnam County, Missouri Scalfs, Chapter XIV, Chronicles of the Scalf Family).

We believe that this information, along with Mrs. Roy (Catherine) Scalf and our own research confirms that Lewis and John R. Scalf of Putnam County, Missouri were brothers. We do not, however, believe that Pennsylvania was the area that John might have seen his father in, but was likely Elkhart, Indiana.  

We know that Lewis had arrived in McDonough County, Illinois by 1836, for he patented 40 acres of land in September of that year. His father, Benjamin, was in McDonough County earlier and had patented land in January of the same year. From these land patents we know that Benjamin Scalf, Sr., left Washington County, Tennessee at least by January of 1836 and possibly before.

Illinois Public Land Purchase Records

Name: SCALF LEWIS
Section: NESE
Price: 125
Total: 5000
Date: 06 September 1836
Volume: 698
Page: 143
Type: FD
Sect: 03
Township: 04N
Range: 04W
Meridian: 4
Acres: 4000
Corr-Tag: 0
ID: 009163
SocStat:
Blank:
Reside: 000 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Purchaser: SCALF LEWIS
Residence of Purchaser: Unknown
Social Status:
Aliquot Parts of Lot: NESE
Section Number: 03
Township: 04N
Range:  04W
Meridian:  4
County of Purchase: McDonough

1830 Washington CO TN

SCALF, Lewis

1 male 20 - 30 (1800 - 1810)
1 female 20 - 30 (1800 - 1810)

Lewis and Nancy were then found on the McDonough County, Illinois census in 1840. At this time they had four children; two males and two females.

1840 McDonough CO IL

SCALF, Lewis

1 male < 5 (1835 - 1840)   Elija C.    
1 male 5 - 10 (1830 - 1835)   William
1 male 30 - 40 (1800 - 1810)   Lewis
1 female < 5 (1835 - 1840)   Unknown female
1 female 5 - 10 (1830 - 1835)   Mary J.
1 female 20 - 30 (1810 - 1820)   Nancy Keziah Scalf

Lewis then patented another 40 acres on November 3, 1840 in Quincy (McDonough County), Illinois. (Link to copy of land patent).

In 1846, Lewis appeared on the tax list of McDonough County along with Jonah Scalf.

(Link to copy of 1846 tax list)

Lewis appeared again on the tax list of 1846 but Jonah is not listed in this year, possibly indicating he was no longer in McDonough County. Benjamin was also missing from this tax list; however, Riley Bloyd, who later married a daughter of Lewis and Nancy, was listed on this tax list. The author believes the name was likely Boyd and not Bloyd. This was probably an error due to the handwriting of the enumerator.

(Link to copy of 1847 tax list)

Wendy Klosterman checked the records in the counties these families lived in and reports that Benjamin sold his land to his son, Lewis, on February 3, 1847. Although we can only speculate, this might have been when Benjamin moved over to Elkhart, Indiana to live with his son, Benjamin Jr., or he might have gone to live with another child. He was not found on the 1850 census at all so we have no information concerning Benjamin Sr., until he appears again in 1860 living in the home of his son, Benjamin, Jr., in Elkhart, Indiana. His obituary suggests he moved to Elkhart, Indiana about 1855. If this is correct, Benjamin might have been anywhere in 1850 and living with someone we don’t have a name for yet.

Email from Wendy:

“As I found on the internet, Benjamin bought land in January 1836, and Lewis bought land on September of that same year. They were not given their land, but bought it from the Federal Government. In Feb. 3, 1847 Benjamin sold his land to Lewis. Margaret, on the 1861 Platt map I sent you I found Lewis Scalf, he is in section 3. Then I have a copy of Lewis selling his land to a Darell Jenkins in December 1850. On January 30, 1860, Lewis and Ruth sell land to Edward Darnell for $450.00. The writing is hard to distinguish.” (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

In 1850, Lewis and Nancy are listed as head of house and living in McDonough County, Illinois. They have seven children in the home and a son-in-law, Riley Bloyd. Scalf is misspelled on this census as “Calve.” Note the gap in the births of the children between 1834 and 1842.  This might indicate there were more children that possibly died. If the ages of the children are correct on this census, there is enough space for at least two, and possibly three, more children to have been born.  

Living three homes away from the Lewis Scalf family is Eliji and Rebecca Bloyd, 40 and 35 years old respectively. They may or may not be relatives of Riley Bloyd.

1850 McDonough CO IL                               1 October 1850

CALVE, Lewis 45 1805 NC
           Nancy 40 1810 TN
           William 20 1830 TN
           Mary J. 18 1832 TN
           Elijah C. 16 1834 TN
           James   8 1842 TN
           John   6 1844 TN
           Nancy   4 1846 TN
           Henry   2 1848 TN
BLOYD, Riley 23 1827 TN

Recall that Lewis and Nancy had two boys and two girls in 1840. The two boys were likely William and Elijah. One of the girls was probably Mary J., but the other girl does not appear on the 1850 census. It is possible that the female in 1840 that is missing in 1850 was Celia Elizabeth Scalf found in the marriage records of McDonough County.

Celia Elizabeth Scalf married Augustine Borden September 15, 1853 in McDonough County, Illinois. (Illinois Statewide Marriages, License No. 333. (Link to marriage index)

(Link to marriage license for Augustine Borden and Celia Elizabeth Scalf)

Celia Elizabeth Scalf appears only one time in the records and we are unable to determine where she fits into the family.

The David Jenkins family was living next door to Lewis in 1840 and was still living there in 1850. Also, in 1840, Benjamin was living on the other side of David Jenkins but he does not appear there on the 1850 census.

Lewis was then found on the 1855 State census of McDonough County. He would have been 55 years old at this time. This is a Militia census and Lewis and four of his sons were listed. These were probably Elijah, James, John and Henry.


1855 McDonough CO State Census            3 July 1855                 Township 4

SCALF, Lewis        
     

Militia

Value if Life Stock

2 males 10 or less (1845 - 1855)    
2 males 10 - 20 (1835 - 1845)    
1 male 40 - 50 (1805 - 1845) 1 100

Nancy Keziah Scalf died between October of 1850 and April of 1851 for the marriage records of McDonough County reveal that Lewis Scalf married the widow, Mrs. Ruth Osborne, on April 17, 1851. 

Scalf, Luis      Osborn, Ruth Mrs.      04/17/1851      106      McDonough

(Link to marriage index)

http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp

Ruth Osborne Scalf was living in the home of William Smith in October of 1850. In the home was her daughter Matilda and son, Joseph Osborne.

Wendy Klosterman made a trip to McDonough County and sent us the following information concerning Lewis and Ruth:

“I traveled back to McDonough County IL today (it was a nice day by the way). I found out who Ruth Osborn Scalf's first husband was, James Osborn, and he died in Missouri. An Elizabeth Jones gave oath.  I have a copy of her wedding certificate to Lewis Scalf. They were married in April 17, 1851. I could not find birth records for our group or death records as they didn't have to report these happenings until 1880's.” (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Note: I have a copy of Lewis selling his land to a Darell Jenkins in December 1850. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Wendy found a deed stating that Lewis sold his land to “Darrell” Jenkins and the census lists a “David” Jenkins as a neighbor to both Benjamin and Lewis in 1840. The name might have been misread on one or the other documents, or Darrell might have been a son of David Jenkins.


1850 McDonough CO IL                   16 October 1850 

SMITH, William

M

30

1820

IN

            Malinda

F

26

1824

IL

OSBORNE, Ruth

F

32

1818

IN

            Matilda 

F

13

1837

IL

            Joseph

M

  6

1844

IL

We speculate that Nancy Keziah Scalf might have died in childbirth to the last child, Lydia. According to the 1850 census, Lydia had not been born at the enumeration of the 1850 census enumerated in October of 1850; however, Lydia then appears on the 1860 census of Putnam County, Missouri in the home of her father Lewis and his second wife, Ruth Osborn Scalf. Lydia is listed on the 1860 Putnam County, Missouri census with an estimated birth date of 1849.

Joseph Osborn, age 14, is found in the home of Lewis and Ruth in 1860 and was the son of Ruth and her previous husband, James Osborn.

By 1860, Lewis and Ruth moved over to Putnam County, Missouri where John R. Scalf was living.

1860 Putnam CO MO                    21 September 1850                    Jackson Township

SCALF, Lewis 53 1807 NC
           Ruth 45 1815 IN
           James 18 1842 TN
           John 17 1844 TN
           George 15 1846 IL
           Henry 15 1846 IL
           Lydia 11 1849 IL
OSBURN, Joseph 14 1846 IL

Living between John R. Scalf and Lewis Scalf in Putnam County, Missouri in 1860, is William and Matilda Osborne Scalf, son of Lewis and Nancy Keziah Scalf. Matilda was the daughter of Ruth (Smith) Osborne Scalf. William and Melinda Smith from the 1850 McDonough County, Illinois census are living on the other side of Lewis and Ruth. Other families in Putnam County, Missouri previously in McDonough County were the Nobles, Caves and Dixon families.

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HH # 1103/173

1860 Putnam Co. MO                       21 Sept. 1860              Jackson Township

SCALF, William 30 1830 TN  
           Metilda 23 1837 IL  
           William   7 1853 IL  
           James   4 1856 IL  
           Daniel   2 1858 IL  

Note: On January 30, 1860, Lewis and Ruth sold land to Edward Darnell for $450.00. The writing is hard to distinguish. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Lewis and Ruth are then found in Marion County, Missouri.  Lewis’ daughter, Lydia A. Scalf, married Wilson R. (Rice) Boyd on May 13, 1869 in McDonough, Illinois. (Illinois Marriages) Lydia and Wilson are in the home with Lewis and Ruth in 1870.

(Link to Marriage Certificate of Lydia Scalf and Wilson Boyd) (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)


1870 Marion MO                   28 June 1870              Fabius Township

SCALF, Lewis M 58 1812 NC
             Ruth F 50 1820 IL
BOYD, Lydia     F 18 1852 IL
BOYD, Rice M 23 1847 IL

History of McDonough County, Illinois:

"In 1832, Joseph Smith made the first settlement in what is now Mound township, on section 18, where he remained until the spring of 1837.”  (History of McDonough County, Illinois)

According to the History of McDonough County, The Smith and Osborne families were very early settlers.  The Osborne family can also be found on earlier census records of North Carolina. 

"Stephen Osborne, in 1826, also made settlement in the neighborhood of Mr. Carter, where he remained but a short time when he went to Knox County, and passed out of the knowledge of those left here.  William Osborne is believed to have been the first to make settlement in what is now known as Scotland township, he camping out all the summer of 1828, on the banks of the water-course since known as Camp creek, from this circumstance.  This Osborne was not what may be truly termed a settler, but rather in the light of a temporary inhabitant."  (History of McDonough County, IL)

The above information shows a relationship of the Osborne and Smith families very early on in McDonough County, Illinois. 

Lewis and Ruth were not found after the 1870 census of Putnam County, Missouri. Lewis would have been around 75 years old in 1880 if he was born 1805. He might have died before the enumeration of the 1880 census. Ruth was also not found after 1870 and could have died, or possibly remarried. Several of Lewis’ sons had moved to the area by 1883.

A Jesse Scalf was found on the 1865 Clay County, Illinois State Census that cannot be placed with any of the families and might be another son of Benjamin Scalf, Sr., that we have not heard about.  We are still researching this Jesse Scalf.  According to the ages of his children, he probably married 1850-1855; however, no marriage record was found on the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index. Jesse was born 1825-1830 and might have been the brother of Lewis that was mentioned in a letter as being the brother that “moved on or went back home” although the brother was named Matthew in the letter. Matthew might have been a middle name for Jesse. Jesse was not found before or after this census.    

1865 Clay CO State Census                         3 July 1865                 Songer

SCALF, Jesse

 

 

 

Militia

Value of Live Stock

 

1 male

10 or less

(1855 - 1865)

 

 

 

1 male

30 - 40

(1825 - 1835)

1

 

 

2 females

10 or less

(1855 - 1865)

 

 

 

1 female

20 - 30

(1835 - 1845)

 

 

 

 

WILLIAM SCALF
Son of
Lewis Scalf & Nancy Keziah
William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Scalf, son of Lewis Scalf and Nancy Koziah/Keziah was born about 1831 in Washington County, Tennessee (Census estimation).  In his pension application, William stated he was born August 12, 1825 in Washington County, Tennessee. William died October 30, 1908 at Nara Visa New Mexico. His daughter-in-law stated he was buried there in a country cemetery. (Pension file of William Scalf, courtesy of James Monger)

William married Matilda Jane Osborne. Matilda was born January 24, 1837 and died April 25, 1899 at Wellman (Washington Co. Iowa). She is buried at Wassonville Cemetery. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Link to death certificate of Matilda Jane Smith-Osborn-Scalf (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

William and Matilda Jane Osborn were married March 21, 1853 in Macomb (McDonough County) Illinois (Illinois Statewide Marriages-License number 291) Matilda was the daughter of James and Ruth (Smith) Osborne. Ruth Smith Osborne married William’s father, Lewis Scalf, after the death of William’s mother, Nancy Keziah Scalf. Riley Bloyd/Boyd signed the consent for Matilda’s mother, Ruth.

(Link to marriage document of William Scalf and Matilda Osborne)

William appears to have been the first child born to Lewis Scalf and Nancy Keziah Scalf.  The 1840 census of McDonough County, Illinois estimates his birth 1830 – 1835 and the 1850 census suggests he was born in 1830. Since Lewis and Nancy married in September of 1829, William was most likely born 1829-1831.

We believe William was the male age 5-10 in the home in 1840. 

1840 McDonough CO IL

SCALF, Lewis

1 male < 5 (1835 - 1840)   Elija C.    
1 male 5 - 10 (1830 - 1835)   William
1 male 30 - 40 (1800 - 1810)   Lewis
1 female < 5 (1835 - 1840)   Unknown female (probably died before 1850)
1 female 5 - 10 (1830 - 1835)   Mary J.
1 female 20 - 30 (1810 - 1820)   Nancy Keziah Scalf

In 1850 William is at home with his parents. His age is listed as 20 on this census.

1850 McDonough CO IL                               1 October 1850

CALVE,

Lewis

45

1805

NC

 

Nancy

40

1810

TN

 

William

20

1830

TN

 

Mary J.

18

1832

TN

 

Elijah C.

16

1834

TN

 

James

8

1842

TN

 

John

6

1844

TN

 

Nancy C.

4

1846

TN

 

Henry

2

1848

TN

BLOYD,

Riley

23

1827

TN

Riley Bloyd, husband of William’s sister, Mary Jane Scalf, signed an affidavit for consent of Ruth Osborne for the marriage of her daughter, Matilda Jane to William Scalf.

(Marriage consent - Riley Bloyd) (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

By 1860, William and Matilda, as well as the William Smith family, had moved over to Putnam County, Missouri near William’s father, Lewis Scalf, and his uncle, John R. Scalf.

The Civil War was brewing at this time and in 1864 William enlisted as a Private in Co. G of the 137th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on 23 May 1864 at Wellman (Washington County) Iowa. He was honorably discharged at Springfield, Illinois 24 September 1864.

William first applied for his pension October 17, 1892. He was 63 years old at this time. The following information was obtained from his pension application submitted by James Monger.

In his pension application, William states he was born August 12, 1825 in Washington County, Tennessee and that his places of residence were as follows:  Illinois 8 years; Iowa 3 years; Missouri 3 years and Oregon 2 years.  Census records reveal that William lived in Illinois for at least 10 – 15 years but he may have forgotten this in his later years. 

William then states that he married Matilda Jane Osborn March 20, 1853 in McDonough County, Illinois by Justice Lewis of Marion, Illinois. He stated no certificate was given but the marriage was recorded in McDonough County.  A marriage license for William and Matilda was found by Wendy Klosterman recorded in McDonough County, Illinois and the marriage is also listed in the Statewide Marriages of Illinois on the Internet. 

William stated he had not been married before and lists the names of his and Matilda’s children.

     1) James M. Scalf born December 22, 1853
     2) Daniel M. Scalf born August 5, 1857
     3) Irene B. Scalf born June 16, 1867

The names of the above children correspond to the children found on the census records; however, William did not mention having a son, William, who was the oldest child. William, son of William and Matilda, is listed on the 1860 census. This William was confused by earlier researchers and listed as a son of Jonah Scalf. This also confused the author when compiling these families and was listed as Jonah’s son. However, this William was not the son of Jonah Scalf. Jonah’s son, William, married Lauretta Griffin and William’s son, William, married Esther Smeltser.

1860 Putnam MO      21 September 1860                Jackson Township

SCALF, William M 30 1830 TN
              Matilda F 23 1837 IL
              William M   7 1853 IL
              James M   4 1856 IL
              Daniel M   2 1858 IL

William and Matilda were not found in 1870 but were found again in 1880.

William’s description from the pension papers is 5 feet – 3 inches tall with a dark complexion, blue eyes and brown hair, and was a farmer. As was common with military pension applications, neighbors and friends gave depositions in support of the pension. One of the neighbors was J. D. Booth. William’s son, Daniel, married Winnie Booth, a neighbor girl who lived on a connecting farm. According to information from Wendy Klosterman, J. D. Booth was actually T. D. Booth, the father of Winnie Booth that married William’s son, Daniel.

Email to the author:

“As for Winnie, her father is T.D. Booth a wealthy land owner around Wassonville/Wellman. I have come across his name many times on land deeds and Platt maps. He owned large tracts of land beside the Scalf farm. In fact I think that T.D. Booth and Thurman D. Booth are one of the same as they have both names on the Wassonville Cemetery map and have them buried in the same spot.” (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Mr. Booth stated that he had known William for 10 years and that William had worked for him at different times. He also stated he knew that William was not able to work more than half-time and since he had the “grip” last winter he was not able to do much.

Another neighbor, B. F. Van Clear stated, “He worked with him about seven years ago until he got so he wasn’t able to work and his son had been keeping him ever since then.” He also stated that William was a “physical reck” (wreck). William was allotted a pension in the amount of $20 per month commencing on 18 March 1907.

William Scalf died 30 October 1908 at Nara Visa New Mexico at the home of his son Daniel and wife Winnie Booth Scalf. Daniel and Winnie were living about 14 miles from Nara Visa New Mexico. Winnie stated that William was buried about ½ miles from her house in the country graveyard. Winnie Booth Scalf cared for her father-in-law until his death.

Matilda Jane Osborne Scalf died April 15, 1900 according to information given by Winnie Booth Scalf in the pension papers. However, a death record for Matilda was found by Wendy Klosterman stating that Matilda Jane Scalf died April 25, 1899 at the age of 62 years, 4 months and 1 day old. She was born in Illinois and died at Lime Creek Township in Washington County, Iowa. She is buried at Wassonville Cemetery, one mile north of Wellman, Iowa. 


Children of William and Matilda Osborne Scalf:

1) William M. Scalf. William was born 1852 or 1853 in Illinois. William died March 28, 1930 in Covina, CA.  He married Esther Smelzer July 15, 1883 in Knox County, IL. Esther was the daughter of James Smelzer and Melissa Robertson. (Illinois Statewide marriages, Vol. 00F, Pg. 0089, Lic. No. 00006749)

2) James Scalf. James married Katherine Ida Farley November 9, 1882 in Wellman (Washington County) Iowa.

3) Daniel Scalf. Daniel married Winnie Booth.

4) Mary Irene Scalf - married first to William Whetstine November 8, 1882 in Wellman (Washington County) Iowa. She married second to John Wesley Carr March 25, 1894.

William and Matilda were living at Lime Creek Township in Washington County, Iowa in 1880.

1880 Washington CO IA      17 & 18 June 1880     Lime Creek Township

SCALF, William Head 52 1828 TN NC TN
              Matilda Wife 42 1838 IL TN IN
              James M. Son 26 1854 IL TN IL
              Daniel M. Son 23 1857 IL TN IL
              Mary I.B. Dau 13 1867 IL TN IL
BANKS, Edwin Labor 27 1853 IN IRE UKN
BANKS, Elizabeth Housekeeper 23 1857 IL UKN UKN

William and Matilda were still living at the same address at the enumeration of the 1895 state census of Iowa.

1895 Washington CO IA State Census                   Lime Creek Township

SCALF, William Head 66 1829 TN
      Matilda Jane Wife 57 1838 IL

Matilda Jane Scalf died four years after the enumeration of the 1895 state census. Her husband survived her by nine years. William was living with his son Daniel in 1900 at Lime Creek Township.

1895 Washington CO IA State Census                   Lime Creek Township

SCALF, Daniel Martin Head 36 1859 IL
(Booth), Winnie               Wife 29 1866 IA
              Edith Dau   6 1889 IA
              James Vinian  Son   3 1892 IA
              William (father) 66 1829 TN
              Matilda Jane (mother) 57 1838 IL


1900    Washington CO IA               2-4 June 1900             Lime Creek Township         

SCALF, Daniel Head 38 Sep 1861 OH OH OH  
           Winny Wife 35 May 1865 IA ME IA 6 children born, 2 living
           Edith Scalf Dau 12 Apr 1888 IA IL IA  
           James V. Son   8 Aug 1891 IA IL IA  
SCALF, William Father 74 Aug 1825 TN TN TN Widower

William was living with his son, Daniel, in 1905.

1905 Washington CO IA State Census                Wellman

SCALF, Daniel  
            Winnie  
             Edith  
             James  
             William  (father)

William Scalf, son of Lewis and Nancy, died three years after the enumeration of the 1905 state census.
 

WILLIAM M. SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Matilda Jane (Smith) Osborn Scalf
William M<William M<Lewis<Benjamin<Lewis Scalf

William M. Scalf, son of William M. Scalf and Matilda Jane (Smith) Osborn Scalf, was born 1852 in Illinois. William died March 28, 1930 in Covina, CA. 

William M. Scalf was listed with his parents in 1860 Putnam County, Missouri. However, William was gone from the home by 1870. His father did not list him as a child in his pension affidavit. William would have been around 17 or 18 years old in 1870.

1860 Putnam MO      21 September 1860                Jackson Township

SCALF, William

 M

30

1830

TN

              Matilda

 F

23

1837

IL

              William

 M

  7

1853

IL

              James

 M

  4

1856

IL

              Daniel

 M

  2

1858

IL

We have no knowledge of where William was until his marriage to Esther Smelzer.

William married Esther Smelzer on July 15, 1883 in Knox County, IL. Esther was the daughter of James Smelzer and Melissa Robertson (Illinois Statewide marriages, Vol. 00F, Pg. 0089, Lic. No. 00006749)

 Esther was born 1861 in IL and died1915 in Covina, CA.

(Link to marriage index)

http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp

We next find William and Esther in Union County, Iowa on the state census.  They were living in Lincoln Township.  Note that their first child on this census appears to be named Cassie; however, her headstone in California reveals that her name was Carrie. We believe the handwriting of the enumerator caused her name to appear as Cassie. William’s brother, James Madison, also named a daughter Carrie.  


1895 Union CO IA State Census                 Lincoln Township
 

SEALF, William Head 43 1852 IL (Married 7/15/1883)
(SMELTER), Esther Wife 33 1862 IL  
              Cassie  Dau   4 1891 IA  
              Fannie    Dau   2 1893 IA  

By 1900, William and Esther had moved to California and were found on the 1900 census of San Diego County.  Esther’s name appears on this census as Esta and the oldest child, Carrie, appears as Esta Cassie. Fannie, the second child from the 1895 census is missing on this census but appears again in 1910.

1900 San Diego CO CA                    13 June 1900              National Township 

SCALF, William Head 48 Jan 1852 IL IL IL  
           Esta L. Wife 38 Dec 1861 IL IL IL 3 children born, 2 living
           Esta (Cassie/Carrie) Dau   9 Jul 1891 IL IL IL  

In 1910, William and Esther are living at Los Angeles County. Carrie had died in 1908 and Fannie is in the home again. They also have a son, Lester. Esther stated she had three children born with two living. William’s brother, James Madison, named a son Merton Lester.  

Link to cemetery marker of Carrie L. Scalf

1910 Los Angeles CO CA                 30 May 1910              Rowland Township

SCALF, William F. Head 58 1852 IL Ukn IL  
           Esther L. Wife 48 1862 IL KY IL 3 children born, 2 living
           Fannie F. Dau 17 1893 IA IL IL  
           Lester E. Son   8 1902 CA IL IL  

Esther died in 1915 at the age of 54.  William, Esther and Carrie are all buried at Oakdale Memorial Park in Covina (Los Angeles Co.) California.

Link to Find a Grave Memorial

William was not found on the 1920 census, but both William and his son, Lester, were listed on the 1922 Los Angeles County Voter’s Registration list. William’s occupation was “Rancher” at this time and his son was listed as “Laborer and Workman.” We don’t know if William owned a ranch, or worked for someone else at this time. William was listed again on the 1924 Voter’s Registration, but his son was not listed.

Link to 1922 Voters Registration

Link to 1924 Voters Registration

William was not found on the 1930 census. He died in 1930 at the age of 78 and is buried at Oakdale Memorial Park with his wife Esther and daughter, Carrie. We have no further information on Fannie.

 

LESTER E. SCALF
Son of
William M. Scalf & Esther Smelter
Lester<William<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Lester E. Scalf appears on the 1922, 1934, 1936 Los Angeles County Voters Registration and the 1940 and 1942 San Bernardino County Voters Registration.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
 

  Name: Lester E. Scalf
Birth Year: 1901
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: California
State: California
County or City: Los Angeles
Enlistment Date: 3 Jan 1942
Enlistment State: California
Enlistment City: Los Angeles
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman 
  whose State enlistment expire while in the Federal Service.
Source: Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge
Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Tracktor Driver* or Truck Driver, Heavy or Chauffeur or Truck Driver, Light An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular
  occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service ManuaOral Trade Test
Marital Status: Married
Height: 65
Weight: 132

 

JAMES MADISON SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Matilda Jane Osborne
James<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

We are deeply indebted to Wendy Klosterman of Iowa, a great-granddaughter of James Madison Scalf and Kathrine Ida (Farley) Scalf for her generous help on these families.

James Madison Scalf, son of William Scalf and Matilda Jane Osborne Scalf, was born December 1853 according to the 1900 Washington County, Iowa census.

Family Bible records submitted by Wendy Klosterman list his birth date as December 22, 1852. His father stated in his pension application that James was born December 22, 1853; however, his father was quite elderly when he gave this information.

James Madison Scalf married Kathrine Ida Farley November 9, 1882 in Wellman (Washington County) Iowa. Kathrine was the daughter of John R. Farley and Susanna Dobbs Farley.


Link to Bible Records of James Madison and Kathrine Ida (Farley) Scalf
 
(Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)


Email from Wendy Klosterman
:

“Here is a little history on Kathrine Ida Farley, James’ wife. Her father came to Iowa from Virginia/Ohio (the family moved frequently) with his brothers, they bought land and all had a trade. Isaac Farley was a lawyer and Judge here in Iowa, John and his wife were wagon maker and she was a seamstress, Sylvester bought large tracks of land as did his brothers. They even purchased some from the U.S. government. It is a fact that Jesse James and his gang came through Wassonville/Daytonville/Wellman area frequently. What is rumored is that they stayed with the Farley boys, as they were roughens too. One of the James gang is buried in Wassonville cemetery, plus Wassonville was home to the Underground Railroad. They hid the slaves in the caves in the quarries and in the Wassonville cemetery. Isaac took supplies to John Brown in Kansas for that uprising. All the Farley men were against slavery. Kathrine's father enlisted twice in the Civil War. Kathrine was a late in life child. Many of my Aunts and Uncles thought she was an only child when in fact she had quite a few siblings (found in census). A couple of them were married before she came to be.” (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

 

Photograph - (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

 

The marriage record for James and Kathrine lists the following information:

Marriage license No: 140
Date of License: November 9, 1882.
Marriage consent given by: Wm. Scalf and Bride’s parents.
Full Name of Groom: James Scalf
Residence: Wellman, Iowa
Occupation: Farmer
Age next Birthday: 27
Race or Color: White
Place of Birth: Illinois
Father’s name: W. Scalf
Mother’s maiden name: Matilda J. Farley
No. of groom’s marriage: Second
 Full name of Bride: Catherine Farley
Place of Residence: Wellman, Iowa
Age next birthday: 17
Race or color: White
Place of birth: Iowa
Father’s name: John R. Farley
Mother’s maiden name: Susan Cobb
No.  of bride’s marriage: First
Where and when married: Bride’s residence in Washington Co. Iowa Nov. 9, 1882.
Date of return: November 9, 1882
Date registered: November 11, 1882
By whom certified: J. D. Matthews, Justice of the Peace.

Link to marriage license of James Madison Scalf and Kathrine Ida Farley (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

The marriage record of James and Kathrine states that this was a second marriage for James and the first for Kathrine. We do not know at this time who the first wife of James might have been or what might have happened to her. Note that under the heading of Parents names; mother’s maiden name is Wm. Scalf and Matilda Farley. Since Kathrine’s father was a Farley, we believe the clerk got confused and listed James’ mother, Matilda Smith Osborn, as Farley also.

Kathrine’s name was spelled (KATHRINE) in her Family Bible and this is the spelling that will be listed in these writings with the exception of the spellings on the census records and these were copied as they appeared on the records.

Kathrine was born July 10, 1866 in Iowa, the daughter of John R. Farley and Susana Cobb. Wendy Klosterman reports that Kathrine’s parents came to Iowa in the late 1840’s and Kathrine was born around Wassonville. Her father operated a Tailor Shop and a Wagon Shop in town.

James and Kathrine were the parents of five living children. These children and their spouses are listed here from the Bible of Kathrine Ida (Farley) Scalf. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

1.      Carrie Arminda was born December 29, 1883 in Iowa. She married Emanuel Whetstine March 27, 1901. Carrie died November 29, 1906 at Roswell, New Mexico from tuberculosis. She is buried at Roswell, NM.

2.      Susana Matilda was born August 12, 1886 in Iowa. She married Albert Lantz October 21, 1903.

3.      Viola was born September 10, 1888 in Oregon. She married Charles Perrin June 26, 1906.

4.      Lettie Leona was born May 18, 1893 in Iowa. She died November 14, 1893.

5.      Merton Lester was born June 1, 1903 in Iowa. He married first to Lydia Miller April 10, 1925. Lydia Miller Scalf died July 13, 1953.  He married second to Grace King (deceased). Merton married third to Lydia Leverne Rhodes born October 17, 1916. She died December 10, 1999. Merton and Lydia Leverne married December 10, 1958. They had two girls; Dorothy Leverne Scalf and Barbara Jane Scalf.  Merton Lester Scalf died March 19, 1979. He had a stroke earlier. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

On the 1900 census, Kathrine stated she had four children with only three living. Lettie Leona was born 1893 and died 1893. James stated on this census that they had been married for 17 years; however, they would have been married around 18 years according to their marriage date of 1882.

Photograph of James Madison Scalf and son, Daniel, when they worked for the railroad in 1892. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Scalf railroad crew

This picture, the James Madison Scalf family, was taken in 1906 when James & Kathrine Scalf was in Roswell, NM. They are the older couple standing on the steps in the background.  The little boy is Merton Lester Scalf, the father of Ethel Scalf, and the grandfather of Wendy Klosterman. James and Kathrine traveled to Roswell, New Mexico with their daughter Carrie Arminda Scalf Whetstine and her family sometime after the enumeration of the 1900 census because of her health. Carrie had tuberculosis, and she died there in 1906 and is buried in Roswell, NM. Carrie had married in 1901 and had only been married five years when she died. Her children traveled with her, but a family member of her husband came down and took them back to Wellman, IA. James and Kathrine also returned to Iowa.

James Madison Scalf died July 8, 1932 at the age of 79 years, 6 months, and 15 days old at Wellman, Iowa from carcinoma of the bile duct. He is buried at Wassonville Cemetery in Washington County (Wellman) Iowa. His death certificate is listed in Book 5, page 236 of the Washington County, Iowa death records.

Link to death certificate of James Madison Scalf (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Obituary of James Madison Scalf:

Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 19 - August 11, 1932 ­ page 415.

Scalf, James Madison was born to William and Matilda Scalf on Dec. 22, 1852, in Hancock Co., Ill.; died July 8, 1932, at his home in Wellman, Iowa; aged 79 y. 6 m. 18 d.
On Nov. 9, 1882, he was married to Katherine Farley. This union was blessed with 4 daughters and 1 son. Two daughters preceded him in death. Surviving are the widow, 1 sister, 3 children, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. His last illness began about last Christmas and gradually grew worse till the end. In February, 1932, he united with the Mennonite Church, to which he was faithful. His testimony of peace with God and his willingness to submit to His plan assures us that our loss is his eternal gain. The funeral was conducted by Abner G. Yoder and Edward Diener. Interment in the Wassonville Cemetery. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Kathrine Ida (Farley) Scalf died December 10, 1950 and is also buried at the Wassonville Cemetery. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

 

The family of James Madison Scalf and Kathrine Ida Farley were followed on census records through 1930. We first find James and Kathrine on the 1895 Washington County, Iowa State Census, living at Lime Creek Township.

1895 Washington CO IA State Census                   Lime Creek Township

SCALF, James Head 41 1854 IL
        Catharine I. Wife 26 1869 IA
        Carrie R. Dau 11 1884 IA
        Susannah M. Dau   9 1886 IA
        Viola Dau   7 1888 OR

 
1900    Washington CO IA               June 1900                   Wellman

SCALF, James M. Head 46 Dec 1853 IL TN IL  
           Katharine I. Wife 33 Jul 1856 IA OH IN 4 children born, 3 living
           Carrie A. Dau 16 Dec 1873 IA IL IA  
           Susana M. Dau 13 Aug 1886 IA IL IA  
           Viola Dau 11 Sep 1888 OR IL IA  

Note that Kathrine stated in 1900 that she had four children born with three living. She had three children in 1895. James and Kathrine married 1882 and Carrie was born December of 1883 according to the 1900 census. Susana was born August of 1886; therefore, we believe Kathrine had a child that died between Carrie and Susana. 

1905 Washington CO IA State Census

James M. Scalf Wellman, IA
Merton Lester Scalf Wellman, IA
Catherine Ida Scalf Wellman, IA
Viola Scalf Wellman, IA

In 1910 Kathrine stated she had five children born with three living.

1910 Washington CO IA      13 May 1910              Lime Creek Township

SCALF, James M. Head 56 1854 IL IL IL  
           Catharing I. Wife 44 1866 IA OH IN 5 children born, 3 living
           Merton L. Son   6 1904 IA IL IA  


1915 Washington CO IA State Census                  Wellman

James Scalf M 60 1855 IL 45 years in IA    
Catherine Scalf F 48 1867 IA 48 years in IA    
Merton Scalf M 11 1904 IA 11 years in IA    

 
1920 Washington CO IA      7 January 1920            Lime Creek Township

SCALF, James Head 67 1853 IL TN MO
         Catherine Wife 55 1865 IA OH OH
         Merton Son 16 1905 IA IL IA

 
1930 Washington CO IA      10 April 1930             Lime Creek Township

SCALF, James M. Head 77 1853 IL TN MO
           Catherine Wife 63 1867 IA OH IN
PERRIN, Willis G-son 16 1914 IA IA OR


1940 Washington CO IA      4 April 1940             Lime Creek Township

SCALF, Catherine Head 73 1967 IA

 

 SUSANNAH MATILDA SCALF
Daughter of
James M. Scalf & Catherine Ida Farley
Susannah<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Susana Matilda Scalf, daughter of James Madison Scalf and Kathrine Ida Farley, was born August 12, 1886 in Iowa. (Bible record courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

She married Albert Lantz October 21, 1903 in Iowa. Albert was the son of Gilbert and Madeline Lantz.  Albert and Susana only had one daughter. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

We have no further information on this family. They were followed on census records through 1930.


1910 Washington CO IA                      29 April 1910                             English River Township

LANTZ, Albert Head 27 1883 IA Germ Germ Married 6 years
         Susanna M. Wife 23 1887 IA OH IA Married 6 years


1920 Washington CO IA                      9 January 1920                             English River Township

LANTZ, Albert Head 39 1881 IA Germ Germ
       Susie Wife 33 1887 IA IL IA
       Helen Dau   5 1915 IA IA IA


1925 Washington CO IA State Census

LANTZ, Albert H. Head 45 1880 IA Father: Gilbert Lantz - Germ - Age: 74 Mother: Madeline Oberle - Germ
            Susie Wife 38 1887 IA Father: James Scalf - IL Mother: Katherine Farley - IA - Age: 73
            Helen Dau 10 1915 IA Father: Albert Lantz - IA - Age: 45 Mother: Susie Scalf - IA


1930 Washington CO IA      24 April 1930             Lime Creek Township

LANTZ, Albert Head 50 1880 IA Germ Germ
      Susie Wife 43 1887 IA IL IA
      Helen Dau 15 1915 IA IA IA



VIOLA OLEY SCALF
Daughter of
James M. Scalf & Catherine Ida Farley
Viola<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Viola Oley (also known to family as Ollie) Scalf, daughter of James Madison Scalf and Kathrine Ida Farley, was born September 10, 1888 in Oregon. (Bible record of Kathrine Ida (Farley) Scalf, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman) 

Viola married Charles Perrin June 26, 1906 in Oregon. James and Kathrine moved their family to Oregon where James was a lumberjack and Kathrine was the camp cook at that time (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)
 

                                                                               PERRIN FAMILY

Seated - (L to R) Sarah Ellen Perrin Brown, Martha Ann Perrin Spear, Mary A. Cassell Perrin, Thadeus Robert Perrin, Emma Mae Perrin Allen & Minnie Alnora Perrin Blumenstein.

 

 

Standing - (L to R) Charles Porter Perrin, Jonathan Robert Perrin, William Henry Perrin, Wesley Levi Perrin and Stephen I. Perrin.

Willis Perrin, grandson of James and Kathrine, was living in the home on the 1930 census. He was the son of Charles and Viola Scalf Perrin, daughter of James and Kathrine.

1910 Washington CO IA                18 May 1910                    Lime Creek Township

PERRIN, Charles Head 20 1890 IA NY NY
            Viola Wife 21 1889 IA IL IA
            Mabel Dau   2 1908 IA IA IA
            Ida Dau 7/12 1909 IA IA IA


1920 Washington CO IA                12 January 1920                    Lime Creek Township

EMDE, William Head 49 1871 IA Germ Germ
         Viola Wife 31 1889 OR IA IA
         Mable S-dau 12 1908 IA IA OR
         Ida S-dau 10 1910 IA IA OR
         Willis S-son   5 1915 IA IA OR



IDA IRENE PERRIN
Daughter of
Viola Oley Scalf & Charles Perrin
Ida<Viola<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Ida Irene Perrin, daughter of Viola Scalf and Charles Perrin, was born about 1904 in Iowa (Census). Ida married Earl Adams. (We have no marriage date). They were found on the 1930 Washington County Iowa census. We have no further information on this family.

1930 Washington CO IA                    16 April 1930                    Daytonville

ADAMS, Earl Head 26 1904 IA IA IA
       Ida Wife 20 1910 IA IA OR
       Virginia Dau 4 8/12 1925 IA IA IA
       Betty J. Dau 2 4/12 1927 IA IA IA



WILLIS PERRIN
Son of
Viola Oley Scalf & Charles Perrin
Willis<Viola<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Willis Perrin, son of Viola Scalf and Charles Perrin, was born about 1914 in Iowa. He was living with his grandparents in 1930 Washington County, Iowa. We have no further information on Willis.  

1930 Washington CO IA      10 April 1930             Lime Creek Township

SCALF, James M. Head 77 1853 IL TN MO
           Catherine Wife 63 1867 IA OH IN
PERRIN, Willis G-son 16 1914 IA IA OR

 

MERTON LESTER SCALF
Son of
James M. Scalf & Catherine Ida Farley
Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Merton Lester Scalf, son of James Madison Scalf and Kathrine Ida Farley, was born June 1, 1903 and died March 19, 1979. Merton married first to Lydia Miller April 10, 1925. Lydia Miller Scalf died July 13, 1953. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Merton married second to Grace King (deceased). They had no children. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Merton married last to Lydia Leverne Rhodes born October 17, 1916. She died December 10, 1999. Merton and Lydia Leverne married December 10, 1958. They had two daughters, Dorothy Leverne Scalf and Barbara Jane Scalf. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

This picture was taken in Roswell NM when the older couple in the picture - James Madison and Kathrine Ida Scalf - was there to help the oldest child, Carrie Arminda Scalf Whetstine when she had tuberculosis. Merton Lester Scalf, their youngest child, is in the far front. The other two gentlemen, no one knows who they are. Carrie died in New Mexico, her children were with her, but part of the Bell family came and took them back to Iowa. This picture was taken in 1906. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Child of Lydia Miller:

1)    Louisa Katheryne Miller born April 12, 1920. Louisa died in a car accident in Savannah Georgia in March of 1983.

Children of Merton Lester Scalf and Lydia Miller Scalf:

     1) Carolyn Bernice Scalf born 9-25-1925 at her grandparent’s home in Johnson County, IA.
     2)
Ethel Viola Scalf born January 7, 1927.
     3)
Iva Ellen Scalf born July 20, 1929. She died February 9, 2000 from cancer.
     4)
Calvin Lester Scalf April 8, 1931.
     5)
Doris Leora Scalf February 1, 1934.
     6)
Evelyn Mae Scalf April 16, 1936.
     7)
Daniel James Scalf April 19, 1938.
     8)
George Edward Scalf born August 9, 1941.

 

Merton and his first wife, Lydia Miller, were found on the 1930 census of Washington County, Iowa.

1930 Washington CO IA                        11 & 12 April 1930                Lime Creek Township

SCALF, Merton Head 26 1914 IA MO IA
          Lydia Wife 30 1900 IA IA IA
          Louisa S-dau   9 1921 IA OH IA
          Carolyn Dau 4 6/12 1925 IA IA IA
          Ethel Dau 3 3/12 1927 IA IA IA
          Iva E. Dau 8/12 1929 IA IA IA


1940 Washington CO IA                         15 April 1930                           Lime Creek Township

SCALF, Merton L. Head 36 1904 IA
            Lydie L. Wife 40 1900 IA
            Carolyn B. Dau 15 1925 IA
            Ethyl V. Dau 13 1927 IA
            Iva E. Dau 10 1930 IA
            Calvin L. Son   8 1932 IA
            Doris L. Dau   6 1934 IA
            Evelyn M. Dau   4 1936 IA
            Daniel J. Son   1 1939 IA

 

LOUISA MILLER SCALF
Daughter of

Lydia Miller
Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Louisa Katheryne Miller (Scalf), daughter of Lydia Miller, was born April 12, 1920. Louisa died in a car accident in Savannah Georgia in March of 1983. No further information on Louisa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

CAROLYN SCALF
Daughter of
Merton Scalf & Lydia Miller
Carolyn<Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Carolyn Scalf, daughter of Merton Lester Scalf and Lydia Miller, was born 9-25-1925.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETHEL SCALF
Daughter of
Merton Scalf & Lydia Miller
Ethel<Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ethel Scalf, daughter of Merton Lester Scalf and Lydia Miller, was born January 7, 1927.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IVA ELLEN SCALF
Daughter of
Merton Scalf & Lydia Miller
Iva<Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Iva Ellen Scalf, daughter of Merton Lester Scalf and Lydia Miller, was born July 20, 1929. Iva died February 9, 2000 from cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALVIN LESTER SCALF
Son of
Merton Scalf & Lydia Miller
Calvin<Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Calvin Scalf, son of Merton Lester Scalf and Lydia Miller, was born April 8, 1931.

 

OBITUARY:

Calvin Lester Scalf, 74, 109 15th St. East, Wellman, died Monday, April 25, 2005 at his home of lung cancer. Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the Wellman Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife Nelle are two daughters, Carrie Marshall of Lone Tree and Donna Logsdon of Marion; a son, Edward Scalf of Highridge, MO; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; and 8 brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters. Calvin was born April 8, 1931 in Wellman the son of Merton and Lydia (Miller) Scalf. He married Nelle J. Hayes on May 26, 1951 in Wellman. Calvin worked for Buckwalter Motors, Inc. as the service manager for 40 years, until his retirement in 1993. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Calvin was a member of the Wellman Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Calvin loved his family and his church. Military Rites by the Wellman American Legion. Memorials may be made to Washington County Hospice or to the Wellman Baptist Church. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa.

 

 

 

 

 

DORIS LEORA SCALF
Daughter of
Merton Scalf & Lydia Miller
Doris<Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Doris Leora Scalf, daughter of Merton Lester Scalf and Lydia Miller, was born February 1, 1934.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVELYN MAE SCALF
Daughter of
Merton Scalf & Lydia Miller
Evelyn<Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Evelyn Mae Scalf, daughter of Merton Lester Scalf and Lydia Miller, was born April 16, 1936.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DANIEL JAMES SCALF
Son of
Merton Scalf & Lydia Miller
Daniel<Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Daniel James Scalf, son of Merton Lester Scalf and Lydia Miller, was born April 19, 1938.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GEORGE EDWARD SCALF
Son of
Merton Scalf & Lydia Miller
George<Merton<James<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

George Edward Scalf, son of Merton Lester Scalf and Lydia Miller, was born August 9, 1941. George died November 1, 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANIEL MARTIN SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Matilda Jane Osborne
Daniel<William<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Daniel Martin Scalf, son of William Scalf and Matilda Jane Osborne, was born about 1858 or 1859 in Illinois, probably McDonough County.

Daniel married Winnie Booth, daughter of T. D. Booth June 4, 1883 in Washington County, Iowa. Daniel was 26 years old and Winnie was 18.  (Marriage license courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Daniel Scalf & Winnie Booth marriage certificate

“This picture was taken from the Wellman, Iowa Centennial Book. William Whetstine was Mary Irene Belle Scalf’s first husband. In the picture, William Whetstine, Daniel Martin Scalf, James Madison Scalf and Ed Banks who lived with Daniel and Winnie Scalf as hired help.” (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

1895 Washington CO IA State Census                   Lime Creek Township

SCALF, Daniel Martin Head 36 1859 IL
(Booth), Winnie               Wife 29 1866 IA
              Edith Dau   6 1889 IA
              James Vinian  Son   3 1892 IA
              William (father) 66 1829 TN
              Matilda Jane (mother) 57 1838 IL


1900    Washington CO IA               2-4 June 1900             Lime Creek Township         

SCALF, Daniel Head 38 Sep 1861 OH OH OH  
           Winny Wife 35 May 1865 IA ME IA 6 children born, 2 living
           James V. Son   8 Aug 1891 IA IL IA  
           Edith Dau 12 Apr 1888 IA IL IA  
SCALF, William Father 74 Aug 1825 TN TN TN Widower


1905 Washington CO IA State Census                Wellman

SCALF, Daniel  
            Winnie  
             Edith  
             James  
             William  (father)


1910 Union CO NM              28 & 29 April 1910                Precinct 20     Ione

SCALF, Daniel M. Head 52 1858 IL TN USA
             Winnie Wife 45 1865 IA IL IA
             Edith Dau 22 1888 IA IL IA
             James Son 18 1892 IA IL IA
             Mayre Adpt-dau 13 1897 IA IA IA


1920 Shannon CO MO         9 February 1920                    Montier Township

SCALF, Daniel M. Head 64 1856 IL TN USA
              Winnie   Wife 53 1867 IA IA IA
              James V. Son 25 1895 IA L IA
              Leta J. Dau in law 17 1907 MO MO MO
BERRY, Charles Son in law 38 1878 MO USA AR
               Edith N. Dau 32 1888 IA IL IA
               Charles R. G-son 10 1910 NM MO IA
               Robert A. G-son 4 5/12 1915 NM MO IA
               Harold L. G-son 2 4/12 1917 CO MO IA
               Bernice I. G-dau 0/12 1920 MO MO IA

 
1930 Kearny CO KS             12 April 1930             Southside Township

SCALF, Daniel Head 73 1857 IL TN MO
         Winnie Wife 64 1866 IA IL IA



EDITH N. SCALF
Daughter of
Daniel M. Scalf & Winnie Booth
Edith<Daniel<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Edith Scalf, daughter of Daniel Martin Scalf and Winnie Booth, was born about 1888 in Iowa. Edith graduated from Wellman High school in 1906. She married Clement Charles Berry and they were the parents of at least six children. (Census records)

1920 Shannon CO MO         9 February 1920                    Montier Township

SCALF, Daniel M. Head 64 1856 IL TN USA
              Winnie   Wife 53 1867 IA IA IA
              James V. Son 25 1895 IA L IA
              Leta J. Dau in law 17 1907 MO MO MO
BERRY, Charles Son in law 38 1882 MO USA AR
               Edith N. Dau 32 1888 IA IL IA
               Charles R. G-son 10 1910 NM MO IA
               Robert A. G-son 4 5/12 1915 NM MO IA
               Harold L. G-son 2 4/12 1917 CO MO IA
               Bernice I. G-dau 0/12 1920 MO MO IA


The Clem Berry family arrived in Kansas from New Mexico..

1925 KS State Census

BERRY, Clem C. Head 43 1882 MO
         Edith Wife 36 1891 IA
         Richard Son 15 1910 NM
         Robert Son   9 1916 NM
         Lee Son   7 1918 CO
         Bernice Dau   5 1920 MO
         Gordon Son   2 1923 NM


1930 Kearny CO KS                        12 April 1930                        Southside Township

BERRY, Clem C. Head 48 1882 KS KS IN
         Edith Wife 41 1889 IA IL IA
         Charles R. Son 20 1910 NM MO IA
         Robert A. Son 14 1916 NM MO IA
         Harold L.  Son 12 1918 CO MO IA
         Bernice I. Dau 10 1920 MO MO IA
         Gordon E. Son   7 1923 NM MO IA
         Alice L. Dau   2 1928 KS MO IA



JAMES VIVIAN SCALF
Son of
Daniel M. Scalf & Winnie Booth
James<Daniel<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

James Vivian Scalf, son of Daniel Martin Scalf and Winnie Booth, was born August 23, 1891 (WWII registration card) in Iowa and died June 28, 1971 in Solano, California. James married Leola Jane Belen on November 21, 1919 in Shannon, Missouri.

Children of James V. Scalf and Leola Jane Belen:

     1) Thelma F. Scalf
     2) Gladys Pauline Scalf

WWI Registration Card

Name: James Vivian Scalf
Age: 25
Home: San Acacio, CO                        (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: August 23, 1891
Present Occupation: Farming
Employer's Name: Self
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color eyes: Light Blue
Color hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917


1920 Shannon CO MO         9 February 1920                    Montier Township

SCALF, Daniel M. Head 64 1856 IL TN USA
              Winnie   Wife 53 1867 IA IA IA
              James V. Son 25 1895 IA L IA
              Leta J. Dau in law 17 1907 MO MO MO
BERRY, Charles Son in law 38 1878 MO USA AR
               Edith N. Dau 32 1888 IA IL IA
               Charles R. G-son 10 1910 NM MO IA
               Robert A. G-son 4 5/12 1915 NM MO IA
               Harold L. G-son 2 4/12 1917 CO MO IA
               Bernice I. G-dau 0/12 1920 MO MO IA


1930 Kearny CO KS             12 April 1930             Southside Township

SCALF, James V. Head 38 1892 IA IL IA
           Leta J. Wife 28 1902 MO MO MO
          Thelma F. Dau   9 1921 MO IA MO
          Gladys P. Dau   4 1925 KS IA MO


1940 Hamilton CO KS                20 April 1940                Syracuse

SCALF, James V. Head 49 1891 IA
               Louise Wife 54 1886 KS
               Pauline Dau 14 1926 KS

Apparently, James and Loeta Scalf obtained a divorce, but by 1940, they were both remarried. Pauline is living with her father when the census was taken on April 20, 1940; however, she is living with her mother, sister, and step father when the census is taken a few days later on May 1, 1940.

1940 Finney CO KS                    1 May 1940                    Garden City

GREEN, James R. Head 38 1902 OK
            Leota Wife 38 1902 MO
            Thelma Step dau 18 1922 MO
            Pauline S. Step dau 14 1926 KS
GREEN, James E. Son   1 1939 KS

After staying with her mother for a few days, Pauline was moved again. This time she is living with an older couple, J. A. and A. S. Warner. At this time, we do not know the relationship between Pauline and this couple. However, she is back in the same county as her father. James V. Scalf.

1940 Hamilton CO KS                May 1940                        Syracuse

WARNER, J. A. Head 81 1859 WV
               S. A. Wife 74 1866 WV
SCALF, Pauline School girl 14 1926 KS

 

MARY IRENE BELL SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf & Matilda Jane Osborne
Mary<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Mary Irene Scalf, daughter of William Scalf and Matilda Jane Osborne, was born June 16, 1867 and died October 15, 1943. (Headstone information, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Mary Irene married William Whetstine November 9, 1882. William died November 30, 1893. (Bible records of Kathrine Farley Scalf, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

(Link to marriage document)

After the death of William, Mary Irene married John Wesley Carr March 25, 1894. (Bible records of Kathrine Farley Scalf, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman) John was born October 16, 1864 and died January 22, 1954. (Headstone marker of Mary Irene and John Wesley Carr, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Link to cemetery marker

Mary Irene and William Whetstine were the parents of two sons before William died; Charles Monroe Whetstine born about 1886, and Daniel Harrison Whetstine born about 1889. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Mary and John were the parents of three sons; William Carr born January 1895, Arthur Carr born July 1899 and George F. M. Carr born 1903. (Courtesy of
Wendy Klosterman)

Due to marriage and death date, Mary Irene and her first husband were not found on census records. She was found with her second husband, John Wesley Carr in 1895 Washington County, Iowa, living at Lime Creek Township. They were followed on census records through 1930.

In 1900, Mary Irene stated she had 6 children born with 4 living. It is undetermined if the two deceased children were from the first or the second marriage.


1895 Washington CO IA State Census                   Lime Creek Township

CARR, John Wesley M 30 1865 IA
         Mary Irene Belle F 27 1868 IL
WHETSTINE, Charles Monroe M   9 1886 IA
WHETSTINE, Daniel Harrison M   5 1890 IA


1900 Washington CO IA                        June 1900                    Lime Creek Township

KARR, John W. Head 35 Oct 1864 IA OH IN Married 6 years  
        Irene Wife 32 Jun 1867 IL TN IL Married 6 years 6 children born, 4 living
        William Son   5 Jan 1895 IA IA IL    
        Arthur  Son   1 Jul 1898 IA IA IL    
WHETSTINE, Charles S-son 14 Mar 1885 IA IA IL    
WHETSTINE, Harry S-son 11 Apr 1889 IA IA IL    


1905 Washington CO IA State Census               Kalona Post Office

CARR, John  
         Irene  
         William W.  
         James A.  
         George F.  
WHETSTINE, Chas M.  
WHETSTINE, Daniel H.  


In 1910, Mary Irene stated she had 7 children born with 5 living. We believe there was another child born to John and Mary that died.

1910 Washington CO IA                        13 May 1910                    Lime Creek Township

CARR, John W. Head 45 1865 IA OH IN Married 1 time  
         Mary Irene B. Wife 43 1867 IL TN IL Married 2 times 7 children born, 5 living
         William W. Son 15 1895 IA IA IL    
         J. Arthur Son 11 1899 IA IA IL    
         George F.M. Son   7 1903 IA IA IL    
WHETSTINE, Charles M. S-son 24 1886 IA IA IL    
WHETSTINE, Daniel H. S-son 21 1889 IA IA IL    


1920 Washington CO IA                        13 January 1920                    Lime Creek Township

CARR, John Head 55 1865 IA MI IN
      Mary Irene Wife 51 1869 IL TN MO
      Arthur Son 22 1898 IA IA IL
      George Son 17 1903 IA IA IL


1930 Washington CO IA                        5 April 1930                    Lime Creek Township

CARR, John W. Head 66 1864 IA MI IN
           Irene Wife 62 1868 IL IL IL



CHARLES MONROE WHETSTINE
Son of
William Whetstine & Mary Irene Belle Scalf
Charles<Mary<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Charles Monroe Whetstine, son of Mary Irene Bell Scalf and William Whetstine, was born March 24, 1886 in Iowa. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman) We have no death date for Charles.

Charles married Velma (maiden name unknown) Whetstine. She was born July 3, 1896. They were married August 11, 1913. Information on Velma was contributed by Wendy Klosterman.

“I came across an obit on Velma Whetstine who married Charles Whetstine (son of Mary Irene and Charles Whetstine) in South English, IA on Aug. 11, 1913. Velma was born on July 3, 1896. They had nine children Raymond, Harold, Clifford, Austin, Charles, Evelyn, Ruby, Marvel, and Helen. I talked with some of my older friends, and they remember some of the children. They lived in Wellman, Richmond, and Kinross. Evelyn married a Trent (no first name yet). She lived in Wellman most of her life working at the turkey plant. Raymond lived in Chicago at the time of his mother’s death. Harold lived in Cosgrove, IA (near Wellman). Clifford lived in Midland, TX. Lt. Charles Whetstine was stationed in Ft. Benning, GA. Ruby married a Clark and lived in Inglewood, CO.  Marvel married a Correll and lived in Colorado Spring, CO, and Helen married an Abbott and lived in Iowa City, IA. Velma died in a car accident near Hills City, KA in April of 1957. A date was not given, but the paper came out on April 6, 1957. She was driving her and her son Austin when she lost control of the car on a bridge due to slush and ice and crashed into the bridge banister. Austin lived, with only minor injuries. She was 61 at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by three children. I'm not sure if they died in infancy.” (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)


WWI Registration Card

Name: Charles Monroe Whetstine
Age: 32
Home: Wellman, Washington CO, IA                        (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: March 24, 1886
Present Occupation: Farming
Employer's Name: J.D. Adams
Nearest relative: Velma E. Whetstine
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color eyes: Blue
Color hair: Light Brown
Date: September 12, (1918)


1920 Washington CO IA                        16 January 1920                    Lime Creek Township

WHETSTINE, Charles Head 33 1887 IA US US
            Velma Wife 23 1897 IA IA IA
            Ray Son   5 1915 IA IA IA
            Evylan   Dau 2 2/12 1917 IA IA IA
            Harold Son 6/12 1919 IA IA IA


1930 Iowa CO IA                        4 April 1930                    Greene Township

WHETSTEIN, Charles Head 44 1886 IA IA IA
           Velma Wife 33 1897 IA IA IA
           Ray Son 16 1914 IA IA IA
           Evelyn Dau 12 1918 IA IA IA
           Harold Son 11 1919 IA IA IA
           Clifford Son   9 1921 IA IA IA
           Austin Son   8 1922 IA IA IA
           Chas Jr. Son   6 1924 IA IA IA



DANIEL HARRISON WHETSTINE
Son of
William Whetstine & Mary Irene Belle Scalf
Daniel<Mary<William<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Daniel Harrison Whetstine, son of Mary Irene Bell Scalf and William Whetstine, was born April 28, 1889 (WWI registration card) in Iowa. Daniel’s wife was Ina (1920 census). We have no further information on Daniel. Daniel and Ina had five children found on the 1920 and 1930 census records. There might have been more children.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Daniel H. Whetstine
Age: 28
Home: Wellman, Washington CO, IA                        (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: April 28, 1889
Present Occupation: Brick Layer helper
Employer's Name: Will Perrin
Dependents: Wife and two children
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color eyes: Blue
Color hair: Light Brown
Date: June 5, 1918


1920 Washington CO IA                    2 January 1920                    Lime Creek Township

WHETSTINE, Daniel H. Head 30 1890 IA IA IL
             Ina Wife 20 1900 IA IL IA
             Irene Dau   5 1915 IA IA IA
             George Son 2 6/12 1917 IA IA IA
             Arthur Son 11/12 1919 IA IA IA


1930 Washington CO IA                    9 April 1930                    Lime Creek Township

WHETSTINE, Hal D. Head 40 1890 IA IA IA
           Ina Wife 30 1900 IA IA IL
           Irene Dau 15 1915 IA IA IA
          George Son 12 1918 IA IA IA
          Arthur Son 11 1919 IA IA IA
          Dorothy  Dau   9 1921 IA IA IA
          Frances  Dau 4 4/12 1925 IA IA IA



MARY JANE SCALF

Daughter of
Lewis Scalf & Nancy Koziah
Mary<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Mary Jane Scalf, daughter of Lewis Scalf and Nancy Keziah was born about 1832 in Washington County, TN. (Census records)

 

During her research Wendy found an article stating that Mary Jane died May 28, 1878 of typhoid fever in McDonough County, Illinois and is buried at Brown's Cemetery in Hancock County, IL. However, Riley Bloyd’s wife on the 1880 census is listed as Mary J. with an estimated birth date of 1830. It cannot be determined at this time if this was the same Mary Jane Scalf mentioned in the article Wendy found, or if the death date was a misprint in this article. This might also have been a second wife named Mary J. If this was not a second wife, Mary Jane might still have been living in 1880.

Mary Jane Scalf married Riley Bloyd October 4, 1849 in McDonough County, IL. (Illinois Statewide Marriages, Internet)

Link to Illinois Statewide Marriages

Link to Illinois Statewide Marriage Index: (http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp)
 
Name: Mary Jane Scalf
Spouse: Riley Bloyd
Date: 4 Oct 1849
County: McDonough
State: Illinois
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Microfilm: 1320670 item 8

In 1850, McDonough County, Illinois, Mary Jane and Riley were living in the home of her parents, Lewis and Nancy Keziah Scalf.

1850 McDonough CO IL                               1 October 1850

CALVE, Lewis 45 1805 NC
           Nancy 40 1810 TN
           William 20 1830 TN
           Mary J. 18 1832 TN
           Elijah C. 16 1834 TN
           James   8 1842 TN
           John   6 1844 TN
           Nancy   4 1846 TN
           Henry   2 1848 TN
BLOYD, Riley 23 1827 TN

Note: Although it may not be significant, Riley and Mary Jane named a daughter Mahala. This daughter might have been named for Mahala Scalf Moore.  

1880 Hancock CO IL                    4 & 5 June 1880                Hancock Township

BLOYD, Riley Head 54 1826 IL MD KY
        Mary J.  Wife 50 1830 TN IN IN
        James T.  Son 25 1855 IL IL IN
        William H.  Son 18 1862 IL IL IN
        Mahala E.   Dau   7 1873 IL IL IN

 

JAMES SCALF
Son of
Lewis Scalf & Nancy Hoziah
James<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

James Scalf, son of Lewis Scalf and Nancy Keziah, was born 1840-1845 in McDonough County, Illinois. James and his wife, Susan, along with their daughter, Nancy, were living with his brother, John, at Deep Water in Henry County, Missouri in 1870.  James married Susannah Coziar (Keziah) December 4, 1862 in McDonough County, Illinois.  

Link to marriage license (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

1870 Henry CO MO              9 September 1870                  Deep Water 

SCALF, John M 27 1843 IL
           James M 30 1840 IL
           Susan F 22 1848 IL
           Nancy F   6 1864 IL
WEBSTER, Julia F 18 1852 IL

In 1880, James and Susanna had moved back to McDonough County and were living at La Moine Township. Their daughter, Elizabeth, was in the home.

1880 McDonough CO IL                  7 & 8 June 1880         La Moine Township

SCELF, James Head 39 1841 IL NC NC
    Susanna Wife 36 1844 IN NC TN
    Elizabeth N. Dau 16 1864 IL IL IN


In 1895, James and Susanna had moved to Decatur County, Kansas. Their daughter, Elizabeth, was not in the home and was likely married at this time.

1895 Decatur CO KS – State Census          1 March 1895             Sherman Township

#18 SCALF, James 54 1841 IL Farmer
        Susanna 51 1844 IN  


James and Susanna were still living at Decatur County, Kansas in 1900 and remained there throughout their lives. 

1900 Decatur CO KS                                    27 June 1900              Sherman Township

SCALF, James Head 50 Nov 1840 IL NC NC  
         Susanna Wife 56 Oct 1843 IN NC TN 1 child born, 1 living

 
1905 Decatur CO KS – State Census          1 March 1905             Sherman Township

SCALF, James 64 1841 IL Farmer
         Susanna 61 1844 IN  

We believe James died 1905-1910. His widow, Susanna, was living with their daughter, Nancy Elizabeth and her husband, James Hatch, in Decatur County, Kansas in 1910.

1910 Decatur CO KS                        15 April 1910             Olive Township

HATCH, James H. Head 44 1866 IL OH KY    
         Elizabeth N. Wife 45 1865 IL IL IN   4 children born, 2 living
SCALF, Susan         Mother in law 66 1844 NC TN TN Widow 1 child born, 1 living

 
1920 Decatur CO KS                        20 January 1920                    Olive Township

HATCH, James H. Head 52 1868 IL OH KY  
           Nancy E. Wife 55 1865 IL IL IN  
SCALF, Susan Mother in law 76 1844 IN NC TN Widow

 

ELIZABETH NANCY SCALF
Daughter of
James Scalf & Susan Coziahr
Elizabeth<James<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Elizabeth Nancy Scalf, (or possibly Nancy Elizabeth) daughter of James Scalf and Susanna Coziar, was born April 29, 1864. We have managed to piece a small amount of information together on these families through census records and internet searches.

A marriage date for James and Nancy was found through an Internet search: 

“3 Nov 1886 James H. Hatch m. Nancy E. (Elizabeth) Scalf in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas
Decatur Co., Kansas Marriage Record Index:” http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/decatur/Marriages/bride_s.htm  (Courtesy of Joyce Zachman)

We believe that Susanna Coziar (Keziah) was from the same Keziah family as Ceely Ann and Nancy Keziah Scalf. The Keziah/Coziar families were in Washington County, Tennessee at the same time the Scalf families lived there and moved to Illinois, then over to Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas.

Benjamin Scalf married Ceely Ann Keziah. His son, Lewis, married Nancy Keziah (spelled Koziah in Washington County, TN). We believe Susanna Coziar was also related to both Ceely and Nancy and likely the spelling was the same depending on the region it is found in. In Illinois the name was found as Coziahr and Coziar.

In 1895 James and Elizabeth had two children; Orpha and May. They were living at Sherman Township in Decatur County, Kansas. They were then living at Olive Township in the same county 1900 through 1930.


1895 Decatur CO KS State Census            1 March 1895                Sherman

HATCH, J. H. M 29 IL
        Lizzie F 30 IL
        Orpha   F   6 KS
        May  F   4 KS


1900 Decatur CO KS                        6 June 1900                Olive Township

HATCH, James Head 33 Jul 1866 IL OH KY
          Lizie Wife 36 Apr 1864 IL IL IN
          Orpha Dau 11 Jan 1889 KS IL IL
          May Dau   9 Jul 1891 KS IL IL


1905 Decatur CO KS State Census         March 1, 1905           Olive

HATCH, J. H. M 38 IL
          N. E. F 41 IL
          Orpha F 16 KS
          May F 13 KS

Nancy stated in 1910 that she had four children with two living. The census calculates that Orpha was born January 1889 and May was born July 1891.  

It appears that James Scalf died 1905-1910 for his widow, Susanna Keziah Scalf, was living with her daughter and son-in-law in 1910 and 1920.

1910 Decatur CO KS                        15 April 1910             Olive Township

HATCH, James H. Head 44 1866 IL OH KY    
         Elizabeth N. Wife 45 1865 IL IL IN   4 children born, 2 living
SCALF, Susan Mother in law 66 1844 NC TN TN Widow 1 child born, 1 living


1915 Kansas State Census                 Olive

HATCH, J. H. M 48
          Lizzie F 49
SCALF, Susannah F 70

 
1920 Decatur CO KS                        20 January 1920                    Olive Township

HATCH, James H. Head 52 1868 IL OH KY  
           Nancy E. Wife 55 1865 IL IL IN  
SCALF, Susan Mother in law 76 1844 IN NC TN Widow

We believe that Susanna had likely died by 1930 for she was not found as head of house or living with her daughter. In 1930 Charles and Edna Sutton, children of Harvey Sutton and May Hatch Sutton, were living with their grandparents at Oberlin in Decatur County, Kansas.

1930 Decatur CO KS                        4 April 1930               Olive Township

HATCH, James H. Head 63 1867 IL OH KY
         Elizabeth Wife 65 1865 IL IL IN
SUTTON, Charles B. G-son 20 1910 NB MO KS
SUTTON, Edna E. G-dau 19 1911 KS Germ Germ



ORPHA T. HATCH
Daughter of
James Hatch & Elizabeth Scalf
Orpha<Elizabeth<James<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Orpha Hatch, daughter of James H. Hatch and Elizabeth Scalf, was born January 1889 (1900 Decatur Co. KS census)

Orpha married first to Charles W. Rozell in McCook (Red Willow County) Nebraska on June 30, 1909. (Internet post, courtesy of Joyce Zachman)

Several internet posts by Joyce Zachman are listed below:

POST:

“There is a James Rozelle in SSDI, b. 28 Jan 1911, d. May 1960, SSN issued in NE and a William Victor Rozelle, b. 22 May 1913 Kansas, d. 13 Jun 1954 Riverside Co., CA (CA Death Index)”  (Courtesy of Joyce Zachman)

These may or may not be children of Charles and Orpha.

Orpha then married second to James Otis Dugger in Republican City, (Harlan County) Kansas October 4, 1916.  

POST:

“Jgzachman   Posted: 29 Dec 2008 4:40PM

Classification: Query

Surnames: Hatch

“I am not related to the Hatch family. I have a business & a hobby that sometimes melds together – antiques and genealogy. I have recently come across a framed marriage certificate that I would like to get to the correct family. I do not own the certificate; it is on loan to me by an antique auctioneer. It is a certificate for Charles W. ROZELL & Orpha T. HATCH who married 30 Jun 1909 in McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska.

I did a cursory research on both families to see if I could locate a descendant. I believe that there are none. However, perhaps someone in your group might have an interest in it.

I can locate Orpha with her family in the 1895 & 1905 Kansas State Censuses & the 1900 US Census, in Olive, Decatur, Kansas. And, I found Orpha & Charles in the 1910 US Census in Olive, Decatur, Kansas. I cannot locate them after that census.

Orpha T. HATCH (b. Jan 1889 KS), was the daughter of James H. HATCH (b. Jul 1866 IL) and Nancy Elizabeth SCALF (b. Apr 1864 IL), who married 3 Nov 1886 in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas.

James HATCH & Nancy Elizabeth SCALF had one other daughter, whose full name, I believe, was Bulah Elizabeth Maye (Mary?) HATCH (b. Jul 1891 KS). Maye married Harvey SUTTON on 14 Dec 1907 in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas. They had two children: Averil (dau) b. c1908, Charles B. b. c1910. It seems that Bulah Maye and her daughter, Averil, must have died before the 1920 census; her husband, Harvey is remarried and living in Colorado. He eventually has three more children. Their son, I believe, is Charles Bazil SUTTON, b. 27 Feb 1910 NE, d. Jun 1978 Oberlin, Decatur, KS. SSN issued in CO. Charles Bazil SUTTON enlisted WWII in Denver, CO; b. NE 1910; lives in Decatur Co., KS; married; Concrete-Mixer Operator* or Earth-boring Machine Operator or Highway Construction Machine Operator An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service.” (Zachman)

Post by Joyce Zachman:  Post submitted by Robin Sutton Oram, granddaughter of Charles B. SUTTON, to Rootsweb, 6 Jul 1998. “I am looking for information about Charles Bazil SUTTON, born 1912 near Marion, Nebraska. His father’s name was Harvey Sutton, mother Maye HATCH. They lived in Oberlin Kansas from 1914 until ? He was my grandfather.”

Another post by Joyce on 6 Aug 1998, “I am still searching in vain for information on my grandfather Charles B. Sutton. His father’s name was Harvey Sutton. Charles had two half-brothers: Mark from Denver Co. and Lyle from California. Charles was born in 1910 moved to Kansas when he was 2 years old. Charles died in 1978 in Oberlin, Kansas.”(Robin Sutton Oram)

Joyce also states: “I have not contacted Robin Sutton Oram, as the post she made was 10+ years ago. If anyone is interested in the marriage certificate, they can contact me directly and I’ll arrange it for them. However, it needs to be no later than January 4th, as the auctioneer will place it for auction at that time.”

Sincerely,
Joyce Zachman” (Courtesy of Joyce Zachman)

An attempt to contact these folks failed as these posts were considerably old when found by the author.

1910 Decatur CO KS                  15 April 1910                    Olive

ROSELLE, Charles W. Head 21 1889 IL IL WI Married 1 year  
               Orpha Wife 21 1889 KS IL IL Married 1 year No children

From the information posted by Joyce Zachman we find that Orpha married Otis James Dugger, son of W. R. Dugger and Naomi Beckham October 4, 1916 at Republican City (Harlan Co.) Kansas. We do not know if Orpha’s first husband, Charles Rozell, had died or if they had divorced.

“4 Oct 1916 Orpha (HATCH) ROZELLE, age 27, b. KS, resident of Republican City, d/o J. H. Hatch & Lizzie Schalf, married in Republican City, Harlan, KS to Otis DUGGER, age 24, b. AR, resident of Republican City, s/o W R Dugger & Naomi Beckham.” (Internet post, courtesy of Joyce Zachman)


1920 Phillips CO KS               2 January 1920                         Long Island

DUGGER, James O. Head 27 1893 AR AR AR Section Foreman on railroad
          Orpha Wife 30 1890 KS IL IL  
          Bruce Son   8 1912 KS AR KS  
          Victor Son   6 1916 KS AR KS  
          Hazel Dau 2 3/12 1917 KS AR KS  

In 1930 James and Orpha were living at Olive (Decatur Co) Kansas next door to her parents, James and Elizabeth. Orpha’s children from her marriage to Charles Rozell, (James and William) were also in the home. Orpha and her second husband, James Dugger, also had two children at this time, Hazel and Haskell.

1930 Decatur CO Kansas                4 April 1930                Olive

DUGGER, James Otis Head 36 1894 AR AR AR Carpenter
         Orpha I. M. Wife 41 1889 KS IL IL  
ROZELLA, James B.         Step son 18 1912 KS IL KS  
              William V.     Step son 16 1914 KS IL KS  
DUGGER, Hazel R. Dau 12 1918 KS AR KS  
               Haskell O. Dau   7 1923 KS AR KS  

 

 MAY HATCH
Daughter of
James H. Hatch & Nancy Elizabeth Scalf
May Hatch<Elizabeth Scalf<James<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

May Hatch (Possibly named Beulah May Hatch), daughter of James Hatch and Nancy Elizabeth Hatch, was born July 1891 in Decatur County, Kansas. (Census)

May married Harvey Sutton December 14, 1907 at Oberlin (Decatur Co) Kansas. (Courtesy of Joyce Zachman)

“14 Dec 1907 Harvey Sutton m. Mary (Maye) Hatch in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas
Decatur Co., Kansas Marriage Record Index:” http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/decatur/Marriages/groom_s.ht... (Courtesy of Joyce Zachman, Internet post)

I am looking for information about Charles Bazil SUTTON, born 1912 near Marion, Nebraska. His father’s name was Harvey Sutton, mother Maye HATCH. They lived in Oberlin Kansas from 1914 until? He was my grandfather.” (Post of Robin Sutton Oram, granddaughter of Charles B. SUTTON, to Rootsweb, 6 Jul 1998 (Joyce Zachman)

Another post on 6 Aug 1998: (Joyce Zachman)

I am still searching in vain for information on my grandfather Charles B. Sutton. His father’s name was Harvey Sutton. Charles had two half-brothers: Mark from Denver Co. and Lyle from California. Charles was born in 1910 moved to Kansas when he was 2 years old. Charles died in 1978 in Oberlin, Kansas.” Robin Sutton Oram (b. Jan 1955) listed in “whitepages.com” in 2002, 11323 Lyons Hwy, Sand Creek, MI 49279-9728” (Robin Sutton Oram post)

Excerpt from post of Joyce Zachman:

“Between 1908 & 1910, Harvey Sutton & James H. Hatch were subscribers to the Oberlin Herald Newspaper.”
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/decatur/subscribers_of_the_o...(Courtesy of Joyce Zachman)

Harvey and Bulah (Beulah) were found living at Red Willow Township in Danbury County, Nebraska in 1910. They were then found living at Olive Township in Oberlin (Decatur Co) Kansas in 1915. Their daughter, Averil/Averill (?) was two years old in 1915 and six years old in 1915. Their son, Charles, was 2 ½ in 1910 and four years old in 1915.

1910 Danbury CO NB       28 & 29 April 1910           Red Willow

SUTTON, Harvey H. Head 25 1885 MO MO USA Married 3 years  
         Bulah E. M. Wife 19 1891 KS MO IL Married 3 years 2 children born, 2 living
         Averil J. Dau   2 1908 KS MO KS    
         Charles B. Son 2/12 1910 NB MO KS    


1915 Kansas State Census                 Olive

SUTTON, Harvey M 30
           May F 23
           Averill F   6
          Chas B. M   4

Harvey and Maye were not found in 1920 or 1930; however, their children, Averil/Averill (?) were found living with their grandparents, James and Elizabeth in 1930, indicating that one or both of their parents had died. The spelling “Averill” is what the name appeared to be on the census; however, this is likely inaccurate.

“I believe this woman’s full name is Bulah Elizabeth Mary (Maye?) Hatch the sister of Orpha T. Hatch. Does she die between 1910 and 1920 because Harvey Sutton is remarried and in 1920 US Census for Hale, Yuma, Colorado, he is living with a new wife and her parents? Their children, Averil J. & Charles B. are not with him. As a minor footnote, Harvey Sutton appears on the 1930 census in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, while his 2nd wife and their 2 children are still living with her parents now in Wray, Yuma, Colorado.” (Courtesy of Joyce Zachman, internet post)

Harvey enlisted for WWII at Denver Colorado. Joyce Zachman found this information in her search:

Enlisted WWII in Denver, CO; b. NE 1910; lives in Decatur Co., KS; married; Concrete-Mixer Operator* or Earth-boring Machine Operator or Highway Construction Machine Operator An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service.(Courtesy of Joyce Zachman, internet post)

Charles Sutton, son of Harvey and May, died 1978 in Oberlin (Decatur Co) Kansas. Charles was born 1912 near Marion, Nebraska (Courtesy of Robin Sutton Oram, Rootsweb post)


1930 Decatur CO KS                        4 April 1930               Olive Township

HATCH, James H. Head 63 1867 IL OH KY
         Elizabeth Wife 65 1865 IL IL IN
SUTTON, Charles B. G-son 20 1910 NB MO KS
SUTTON, Edna E. G-dau 19 1911 KS Germ Germ

We have no further information on these families.

JOHN SCALF
Son of
Lewis Scalf & Nancy Hoziah
John<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

John Scalf, son of Lewis Scalf and Nancy Keziah, was born about 1843 in McDonough County, Illinois. John was head of house in 1870 Henry County, Missouri, but did not appear to be married at this time. His brother James and sister-in-law Susanna Coziar Scalf was living in the home with their daughter, Nancy Elizabeth.  Julia Webster (relationship unknown) was also in the home.

1870 Henry CO MO              9 September 1870                  Deep Water

SCALF, John M 27 1843 IL
          James  M 30 1840 IL
          Susan F 22 1848 IL
          Nancy F   6 1864 IL
WEBSTER, Julia F 18 1852 IL


In 1880, Hancock County, Illinois, John was head of house and was married to Martha. Martha was born November 14, 1852 and died January 8, 1883. (Cemetery Inscriptions, Bear Creek Cemetery, online)

We have no marriage record for John and Martha, but by estimation of their child, Lenora, (aka Nora) from the 1870 census, we believe they likely married 1870-1874.

1880 Hancock CO IL                        21 June 1880              Hancock Township

SCALF, John Head 37 1843 IL TN TN
      Martha A. Wife 31 1849 MO VA VA
      Leonora B. Dau   6 1874 IL IL VA

John and Martha also had a son, Ansill F. Scalf, born August 6, 1880 and died February 26, 1881. Ansill and his mother, Martha, are buried at Bear Creek Cemetery in Henry County, Missouri. John had a brother named George and on the Illinois deaths online, an Ancel George Scalf is listed. We believe this was John’s brother, George, and Ansill/Ancel was probably the namesake for his brother, George.

Link to Bear Creek cemetery record of Ansill F. Scalf and Martha Scalf

John and Martha were not found in 1900, but by 1910 their daughter, Lenora (Nora), had married William Webb and they were living in Henry County, Missouri. William and Nora had four children in the home, along with Nora’s father, John.


1910 Henry CO MO              25 April 1910             Walker Township 

WEBB, Wm W. Head 45 1865 IL KY KY  
          Nora B. Wife 33 1877 IL IL MO 5 children born, 3 living
          Elza Son 14 1896 MO IL IL  
          Elsie Dau 14 1896 MO IL IL  
          Ruth Dau 12 1898 MO IL IL  
          Belle Dau   7 1903 MO IL IL  
          Martha  Dau   5 1905 MO IL IL  
SCALF, John Father in law 67 1843 IL SC SC Widower


On the 1915 Kansas State Census, William and Nora were living in Barber County, Kansas. Nora’s father, John, was still living with them. John was now listed as 73 years old. William and Nora had twins, Elza and Elsie.

1915 Barber CO KS (State)             1 March 1915             Kiowa Township

WEBB, W.W. M 50 (1865)
         Nora B. F 38 (1877)
         Elsie F 18 (1897)
         Elza M 18 (1897)
         Bell F 12 (1903)
         Martha F 10 (1905)
SCALF, John M 73 (1842)


In 1920, Nora Scalf Webb was found living in Woods County, Oklahoma with her son, Elza Webb. Two of the daughters of Nora and William Webb were also in the home. Her father, John, was still living with them and listed as 75 years old.

1920 Woods CO OK             19 January 1920                    Fritzlen Township

WEBB, Elza Head 23 1897 MO IL IL    
     Nora Belle     Mother 42 1878 IL IL MO Widow  
     Belle Sister 17 1903 MO IL IL    
     Martha Sister 14 1906 MO IL IL    
SCALF, John Grandfather 75 1845 IL PA PA Widower Died January 18th

Interestingly, the 1920 census states that John died January 18, 1920, one day before the enumeration of this census. He is listed on this census as 75 years old. However, John would have been around 78 years old if he was born 1842.

 

LEONORA BELLE SCALF
Daughter of
John Scalf & Martha A. ___
Leonora<John<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Lenora (Nora) Belle Scalf, daughter of John Scalf and Martha (maiden name unknown) Scalf, was born about 1877 in Illinois. (Census calculation)

Nora married William W. Webb. (Census) We have no marriage date at this time.

William and Nora were the parents of four children according to census records. Nora stated in 1910 that she had five children born with three living; however, there are four children on census records.

We believe Nora’s mother had died by 1910, and her father was living with the family in Henry County, Missouri. He remained with Nora’s family until his death in Oklahoma in 1920. (See section of John Scalf)

1910 Henry CO MO              25 April 1910             Walker Township

WEBB, Wm W. Head 45 1865 IL KY KY  
          Nora B. Wife 33 1877 IL IL MO 5 children born, 3 living
          Elza Son 14 1896 MO IL IL  
          Elsie Dau 14 1896 MO IL IL  
          Ruth Dau 12 1898 MO IL IL  
          Belle Dau   7 1903 MO IL IL  
          Martha  Dau   5 1905 MO IL IL  
SCALF, John Father in law 67 1843 IL SC SC Widower


1915 Barber CO KS (State)             1 March 1915             Kiowa Township

WEBB, W.W. M 50 (1865)
         Nora B. F 38 (1877)
         Elsie F 18 (1897)
         Elza M 18 (1897)
         Bell F 12 (1903)
         Martha F 10 (1905)
SCALF, John M 73 (1842)


1920 Woods CO OK             19 January 1920                    Fritzlen Township

WEBB, Elza Head 23 1897 MO IL IL  
     Nora Belle     Mother 42 1878 IL IL MO Widow
     Belle Sister 17 1903 MO IL IL  
     Martha Sister 14 1906 MO IL IL  
SCALF, John Grandfather 75 1845 IL PA PA Widower



GEORGE SCALF
Son of
Lewis Scalf and Nancy Keziah
(George<Lewis<Benjamin Sr<Lewis)

George Scalf, son of Lewis Scalf and Nancy Keziah, was born about 1845 or 1846 in McDonough County, Illinois. George married Abigail (Abbie) Kepple and this couple was found on the 1880 McDonough County, Illinois census under the spelling of SKELF.

We are indebted to Wendy Klosterman for her diligent research on these families. Wendy’s search has provided us with information from the county records that has enabled us to compile these families. An excerpt is listed here from Wendy’s email dated January 24, 2005:

“James F. Scalf married Jennie F. Ingram on March 15, 1896, in Colchester (McDonough County, IL). His parents were George Scalf and Abbie Kepple. James was born in Ladue, Missouri. Jennie’s father's name was Ira Ingram and her mother’s name was Amelia Box.  Jennie was born in Illinois. This is a first marriage for both and both were 22 years of age.” (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

From this information, a check of the McDonough County Illinois census of 1880 reveals that George and Abigail were living in La Moine Township when the census was enumerated on June 17, 1880. One son, James, was in the home.


1880 McDonough CO IL                  17 June 1880              La Moine Township

SKELF, George Head 34 1846 IL TN TN
          Abigail Wife 27 1853 IL TN IN
          James Son   5 1875 MO IL IL

George and Abigail’s son James, mentioned above in the email from Wendy, married Jennie Ingram. James was listed on the marriage records as born in Missouri but the census states Illinois. Illinois would seem more likely because his parents were living in McDonough County, Illinois and did not move to Missouri until after his mother died and his father remarried. However, it is possible that his parents had been visiting in Missouri when he was born.

In 1888, twin boys were born to George and Abigail. George Arthur and Charles Artie Scalf were born April 11, 1888 in La Moine Township (McDonough Co.) Illinois. (Birth record courtesy of Wendy Klosterman) Abbie might have died in childbirth for she was not with George in 1900 and he is listed as “widowed.”

Death records online list two men named George Scalf. One is named Ancel George and he died in 1923. The other is simply George Scalf. It is possible that one of the men might have been the son, George  

George was living with the Potts family in 1900 in Knox County, Illinois at Galesburg Township. We have no information concerning what relationship the Potts family might have been to George, if any at all. George was widowed at this time.

George married Margaret Jane Rhodes in McDonough County, Illinois December 25, 1882.    (Link to marriage license)

We cannot confirm that this was the same George Scalf; however, we have found no other George Scalf of this time period. If this is correct, Margaret also was deceased by 1900 for George was listed as widowed in at this time. Leona Scalf Robison, great-granddaughter of George was living with a Clara Rhodes in 1930 on the Gage County, Nebraska census. We have not been able to determine if Clara might have been a relative of Margaret Jane Rhodes.


1900 Knox CO IL                 8 June 1900                Galesburg Township

POTTS, John Head 45 Apr 1855 PA PA PA Married 11 years
      Frances A. Wife 29 Aug 1870 KS IL IL 1 child born, 1 living
      Cora J. Dau 20 Jun 1879 IL PA PA  
      Ada E. Dau 15 Sep 1884 IL PA PA  
      Harry R. Son 10 Apr 1890 IL PA KS  
SCALF, George Boarder 65? Dec 1834 PA TN TN Widower

In 1910 George was living with William Crum and his wife in McDonough County. We have no information on this family.

1910 McDonough CO IL      6 May 1910                Lamoine Township

CRUM, William Head 27 1883 IL IL IL Married 3 years
           May E. Wife 26 1884 IL IL VA 1 child born, 0 living
SCALF, George Hired hand 65 1845 IL US US Widower

 


George was found on the 1920 census of McDonough County living at the County Inmate Home.  Note that his age is 64 on this census. His age estimated at 65 in 1900.

1920 McDonough CO IL                         3 January 1920                               Scotland Township
  
                                                          (County Inmate Home)

SCALPH, George L. Inmate 64? 1856 KS KS KS Widower

From the Illinois deaths online, a death record was found for a George Scalf who died in McDonough County, Illinois May 11, 1923. We believe this is the same George Scalf listed in the County Inmate Home in 1920.

Last Name     First Name      Middle Name     Sex/Race           Age             Cert No               Death Date             County                         City                               Date Filed

SCALF         GEORGE                                    M/W               Y-85           0000154              1941-05-10            MCDONOUGH         SCOTLAND TWP              - -

Link to Illinois Statewide Death 1916 - 1950  (http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp )

 

JAMES FLEMMING SCALF
Son of
George Scalf and Abigail Kepple
James F<George<Lewis<Benjamin Sr< Lewis

James Flemming Scalf, son of George Scalf and Abigail (Abby) Kepple, was born 23 August 1875 in Missouri according to his WW I Draft Registration Card.  The Social Security Index lists a birth date of 28 Aug 1874 and a death date of January 1963 in Nebraska. This indicates that George and Abigail Scalf were either visiting or living in Missouri when James was born.

James married Jennie Ingram March 18, 1896 in Colchester (McDonough County) Illinois. Jennie was the daughter of Ira Ingram and Amelia Box. Witnesses to the marriage were C. F. Calliham and E. J. Calliham. (Marriage No. 1418, State of Illinois, page 135 of Marriage Register – Filed March 20, 1896- Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)  

Link to James F. Scalf and Jennie Ingram marriage document: (Front of document)   (Back of document)    (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)  

By 1910, James and his family were living in Gage County, Nebraska and his wife is listed as Sophronia J. Scalf. Although Jennie’s name is listed as what appears to be Jennie F. on the marriage record and on the 1900 Knox County, Illinois census record, this might have actually been an S instead of F.

James was employed as a railroad worker in 1900 Knox County, Illinois and a farmer in 1910 Gage County, Nebraska. He is then listed as a railroad worker in 1920 Gage County, Nebraska. His occupation on his marriage license was listed as “Laborer at Pottery.” It appears that James and Jennie were in Iowa around 1897 or 1898 as Myra Leona, their first child, was born in Iowa during this time.

By 1899 the family had moved back to Illinois where Lloyd was born.  James states that he was born in Missouri on several census records but then states Illinois and Kansas on others. His father might have been in those states at various times.

James was required to register for the draft of World War I and we find James’ birth date and middle name from his draft registration card. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) 

WWI Registration Card

Name: James Flemming Scalf
Age: 43
Home Address: 803 South 6th, Gage, NE               (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: August 23, 1875
Employed: Section Foreman, Beatrice, Gage, NE
Nearest relative: Wife, 803 South 6th, Beatrice, Gage, NE
Height: Tall
Build: Medium
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
Date: September 12, 1918

James and Jennie were followed on census records through 1930.

1900 Knox CO IL                 9 June 1900                Galesbury Township

SCALF, James F. Head 25 Aug 1874 MO IL IL Railroad employee
            Jennie F. Wife 26 Apr 1874 IL KY IL 2 children born, 2 living
            Leona M. Dau   3 Jun 1897 IA MO IL  
            Loyd Son 5/12 Dec 1899 IL MO IL  


1910 Gage CO NE                19 April 1910             Elm Township

SCALF, James Head 35 1875 MO IL IL Farmer
      Sophoronie J. Wife 35 1875 IL OH OH 3 children born, 3 living
      Myra L. Dau 13 1897 IA MO IL  
      Loyd Son   9 1901 IL MO IL  
      Lawrence Son   5 1905 IL MO IL  


Leona, daughter of James and Sophronia is listed twice on the census records of 1920 Gage County, Nebraska; once in the home of her parents in 1920 and again in the Hospital Complex. Leona was employed by the hospital at Beatrice (Gage County) Nebraska.


1920 Gage CO NE                11 January 1920        Midland Township

SCALF, James Head 42 1878 KS MO US Railroad employee
      Sophrona J.   Wife 43 1877 IL OH OH  
      Leona Dau 23 1897 IL KS IL Hospital employee
      Lloyd Son 20 1900 IL KS IL Railroad employee
      Lawrence Son 15 1905 IL KS IL  


1930 Gage CO IL                  16 April 1930             Ward 1                       Beatrice

SCALF, James Head 54 1876 MO USA USA
        Sophrona J. Wife 54 1876 IN USA USA
ROBISON, Truman     Son in law 27 1903 NE MO USA
          Leona Dau 32 1898 IA MO IN
          Meredith G-dau   7 1923 NE NE IA
          Truman G-son   6 1924 NE NE IA
          Bonita    G-dau 4 7/12 1925 NE NE IA
          Opal G-dau 3 2/12 1927 NE NE IA


1940 Lancaster CO NB                            22 April 1940                            Lincoln

SCALF, Lloyd Head 40 1900 IL
            James Father 65 1875 MO              Widower


James Flemming Scalf and his son Lloyd are buried at Fairview County Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Courtesy of Michelle McGee from her mother’s records)

We believe that James and Lloyd’s family members might also be buried there.

 

MYRA LEONA SCALF
Daughter of
James F. Scalf & Sophronia (Jennie) Ingram
Myra Leona<James<George<Lewis<Benjamin Sr< Lewis

Myra Leona Scalf, daughter of James F. Scalf and Sophronia (Jennie?) Ingram Scalf was born about 1877 in Illinois.

We have no marriage record for Myra but census records reveal that she married Truman Robison. Estimating from the birth of her first child Meredith, we believe she married Truman Robison 1920 – 1923. Meredith was born about 1923 according to the 1930 census. Myra and Truman had four children listed on this census with Opal being the last child. We believe there were probably more children.

Myra and her family were living with her parents in 1930 at Beatrice (Gage Co.) Nebraska. We have no further information on this family.

1920 Gage CO IL                  15 January 1920        Ward 4                       Beatrice

RHODES, Clara Head 36 1884 NE VA OH Hospital employee
SCALF, Leona Assistant 22 1898 IA MO IA Hospital employee

A total of 14 assistants were living in the hospital complex.

Leona was home with her parents in 1920 and probably married shortly afterwards. Leona and her husband, Truman, were living with her parents in 1930.

1930 Gage CO IL                  16 April 1930             Ward 1                       Beatrice

SCALF, James Head 54 1876 MO USA USA
        Sophrona J. Wife 54 1876 IN USA USA
ROBISON, Truman     Son in law 27 1903 NE MO USA
          Leona Dau 32 1898 IA MO IN
          Meredith G-dau   7 1923 NE NE IA
          Truman G-son   6 1924 NE NE IA
          Bonita    G-dau 4 7/12 1925 NE NE IA
          Opal G-dau 3 2/12 1927 NE NE IA

 

LLOYD SCALF
Son of
James F. Scalf and Sophronia (Jennie) Ingram
Lloyd<James<George<Lewis<Benjamin Sr< Lewis

Lloyd Scalf, son of James F. Scalf and Jennie Sophronia or Sophronia Jennie Ingram was born December 19, 1899 in Knox County, Illinois. (WWI Registration Card courtesy of Virgil Scalf).  He died January 18, 1960 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (SS Index courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

We find Lloyd listed in his parent’s home from 1900 through 1920. The following information was submitted in an email from Stephen Scalf concerning Lloyd:

“Lloyd Steven Scalf, b. 19 Dec 1899 in Knox Co., Illinois, d. Jan 1960 in Nebraska where he had been a foreman at Abel Construction.” Dates are confirmed by Social Security Index. (Courtesy of Stephen Scalf)

Lloyd married Ella Mary Truman in February of 1945 in Nebraska. Ella was born 25 September 1917 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Henry Truman. We do not have her mother’s name at this time. (Courtesy of Michelle McGee)

Ella had six siblings: 1) Emmett Truman, married Evelyn Cater/Carter, Ruby May Truman, Geraldine Truman (married Bill __), Thomas Truman, and Beulah Maxine Truman. Beulah was adopted by the Crum family and became Annis Jeanette Crum. (Courtesy of Michelle McGee)

Interestingly, George Scalf, grandfather of Lloyd Scalf, was living with a Crum family in McDonough County, Illinois in 1910. We have no information on the Crum family at this time.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Lloyd Scalf
Age: 18
Home Address: Beatrice, Gage, NB               (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: December 19, 1899
Employed: Section man, Burlington Railroad
Nearest relative: Sophronia Jane Scalf
Height: Medium
Build: Slender
Date: September 12, 1918


Name:  Lloyd Scalf
SSN:  507-10-7554
Born:  19 Dec 1899
Died:  Jan 1960
State (Year) SSN issued:  Nebraska (Before 1951 )

Emails were passed between a descendant of this family and the author when it was discovered that the descendant was inquiring about Lloyd and Ella. Listed below is one of those emails:

 “Hello, I don't mind at all, you can email me any time. Here is all the info I have accumulated on my mom’s family. Her father was Lloyd Scalf, born December 19, 1899 in Knox County Illinois, and died January 18, 1960 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was married in February of 1945 to her mother Ella Mary Truman born Sept. 1917 in Wichita, Kansas and passed away in Leeds, Utah in September 1960 while taking her 6 children to California. She died and was buried in Leeds, Utah. The children where then sent back to Lincoln, Nebraska to live with family. I can’t find anything on either of them except Lloyds’ death record. The 6 children; Sandra Jane 1948, Henry James 1942, Barbara Kay 1954, Thomas Lee 1956, Leroy Steven 1958, and Patricia May 1959.  In January 1960 Lloyd died and then in September 1960 Ella died.  The siblings were split up and I have only found 1, Patricia. My mom was Sandra. I am looking for info on the rest of this family. Any info you could help me get will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for contacting me.

Michelle”

Excerpt from another email from Michelle:

“The children were brought back to Nebraska and lived with Truman relatives. The Shultz family adopted two of the children.” (Courtesy of Michelle McGee)

Michelle states a death date for Lloyd of April 1960, but the Social Security Death Index lists a date of January 1960.

Children of Lloyd Scalf and Ella Mary Truman: 

(Courtesy of Michelle McGee, daughter of Sandra Jane Scalf McGee and granddaughter of Lloyd and Ella Truman Scalf)

     1)  Henry James Scalf born 1942
     2)  Sandra Jane Scalf McGee born 1948 (deceased)
     3)  Barbara Kay Scalf born 1954
     4) Thomas Lee Scalf born 1956
     5)  Leroy Steven Scalf born 1958
     6)  Patricia May Scalf Adams born 1959

1940 Lancaster CO NB                            22 April 1940                            Lincoln

SCALF, Lloyd Head 40 1900 IL
            James Father 65 1875 MO              Widower

 

LAWRENCE "LARRY" W. SCALF
Son of
James F. Scalf & Sophronia (Jennie) Ingram
Lawrence<James<George<Lewis<Benjamin, Sr< Lewis Scalf

Lawrence Scalf, son of James F. Scalf and Sophronia “Jennie” Ingram, was born about 1905 in Illinois. (1930 Denver CO census)

Lawrence was found with his wife, Lillian, living in Denver County, Colorado in 1930. 

1930 Denver CO CO                          7 April 1930                            Denver

SCALF, Lawrence W. Head 25 1905 IL NE NE
             Lillian J. Wife 21 1909 CO CAN CAN

1940 Los Angeles CO CA                  8 April 1940                        Los Angeles

SCALF, Larry W. Head 35 1905 IL                  Divorced


 

JOANNA SCALF
Daughter of
Benjamin Scalf & Ceely Ann Keziah
Joanna<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Joanna Scalf, possible daughter of Benjamin Scalf Sr. and Ceely Ann Keziah, cannot be documented as a daughter of this couple; however, I will list here all the information found at this date concerning Joanna and hopefully, the reader will find more information in their search that will eventually document her. 

Elmer Scalf wrote the following statement: 

“Jonah had a sister, Joanna Scalf that married ______ Maine. They went to California also.” (Letter from Elmer Scalf to Margaret Fleenor, 1990)

Unfortunately, Elmer did not say how he knew this or if he had found this on some type of record. 

Barbara Bowman, another correspondent sent copies of some information she had concerning Joanna. This information is written on a page that appears to have come from a Bible record in the marriage section. On one side of this page the death date of Joanna Jackson is1876. Two Jackson children are listed on the left side of the page and are likely children of Joanna Jackson. A search on the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index revealed that Joanna Scalf married Samuel Jackson.

Groom                     Bride               Date          Vol.  Page    Lic. No.      County   

Jackson, Samuel   Scalf, Johanna  10/29/1870   00D/0167     00000263    Fulton

Link to Illinois Statewide Marriages

Link to Illinois Statewide Marriage Index: (http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp)

If Joanna/Johanna married ______Maine, she surely married him before 1870 and if they went to California, then he must have died and she came to Illinois or he died in Illinois. Virgil searched the census records but did not find them listed in any state.

In the late 1990’s I corresponded with a Hankle/Hinkle descendant and she stated that she was told that “ _____ Maine was Frank Maine and he married one of the Scalf girls” but she had believed it might have been a first or second marriage for Rebecca Scalf that married James V. Hankle or that one of her sisters married Frank Maine, she wasn’t sure. This came to her through correspondence with other researchers and she knew nothing about the Scalf family other than James V. Hankle married Rebecca Scalf. Of this much she was sure.  

Joanna Jackson died October 14, 1876. (Courtesy of Barbara Bowman family records)

Children of Samuel Jackson and Joanna Scalf:

1)      Daniel Marion Jackson Born April 11, 1872. (Courtesy of Barbara Bowman family records) It appears that Daniel married Wilhelmina G. Wilkes January 24, 1901 in Cook County, Illinois. This might not be the same Daniel M. Jackson; however, he is the only Daniel M. Jackson found in the Illinois marriage records online. (Illinois Statewide Marriages, License No. 321254.5)

2)      Wm. Marine (?) Marion (?) Jackson Born February 22, 1874. (Courtesy of Barbara Bowman family records) There are too many William Jacksons in the Illinois Statewide marriages to determine which one he might be; however, marriages for these families can be found at the URL address listed in this chapter for the Illinois Statewide Marriages.

Link to record of Jackson children and death of Joanna (Courtesy of Barbara Bowman)

Interestingly, only Joanna’s death is listed in this family record and there is no marriage date. The above birth dates of David and William Jackson correlate with the marriage of Joanna to Samuel Jackson for they were married in 1870. According to Barbara’s record, Joanna died 1876. If this is correct, Joanna only lived six years after her marriage and only had two children during that time, so she obviously could not have married Mr. Maine after her marriage to Samuel Jackson.

Joanna is not listed on any records with the Benjamin Scalf family and appears only in Illinois on the marriage records and disappears afterwards; however, she probably came to Illinois with the family of Rebecca Scalf Hankle. Rebecca came to Illinois after the enumeration of the 1860 census and before the enumeration of the 1870 census. It has been stated that she left East Tennessee around 1862 and this may be correct. At this time, we have no further information on Joanna.

           

BENJAMIN SCALF, JR
Son of
Benjamin Scalf Sr. and Ceely Ann Koziah
Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Benjamin Scalf, Jr., son of Benjamin Scalf and Ceely Ann Keziah, was born about 1815 in North Carolina according to the 1850 and 1860 Elkhart, Indiana census.  Elmer Scalf states that his birth date was February 26, 1814. (Chapter XIV,  Scalf Family History).  A reference for the birth date from Elmer has not been found. 

Benjamin Jr. married Eleanor Narcissa Thomas in Union County, Indiana on September 24, 1835.  Eleanor was the daughter of Samuel Thomas of Virginia and granddaughter of Benjamin Thomas and Margaret McClain Matthews. Benjamin and Eleanor were found on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 Elkhart, Indiana census records. 

We know from records that Benjamin Scalf, Sr., had left Washington County, Tennessee sometime between 1830 and 1836 and moved to McDonough County, Illinois; however, we cannot establish exactly when his son, Benjamin, left the area of Washington County or whether he went directly to Indiana or Illinois. We do know that Benjamin, Jr. married in Elkhart, Indiana by September of 1835 and we assume he had gone directly to Indiana and probably did not go to Illinois as his father did.

In 1840 Benjamin and Eleanor had two sons.

1840 Elkhart CO IN

SCALF, Benjamin

2 males < 5 (1835 - 1840)
1 male 20 - 30 (1810 - 1820)
1 female 20 - 30 (1810 - 1820)

Benjamin and Eleanor had four sons at the enumeration of the 1850 census.

1850 Elkhart CO IN            23 August 1850                Jefferson Township

SCALF, Benjamin M 35 1815 NC  
            Mrs. Scalf F 34 1814 NC  
            Louis M 14 1836 IN  
            Albert M 12 1838 IN  
           Frances M 9 1841 IN  
           Henry M 8 1842 IN  
CONRAD, Malinda F 53 1797 PN Poor house
DICKEY, Joseph M 72 1778 IRE Poor house
RENAS, Desia F 39 1811 Europe  Poor house

Their son, Louis, on the 1850 census, is listed on the 1860 census as William L., as can be seen below.  Albert, the son of Benjamin Jr., had married and is in his own home in 1860 as head of house.

William L. Scalf married Mary Fissenhizer on October 18, 1866 in Elkhart County, Indiana, Book 2, page 520 of the Elkhart County, Indiana marriages.  

The same marriage records also show that William L. Scalf married Charity Walters on January 3, 1861 in Book 1, page 563.  William married Charity Walters first and after her death, he married Mary Fizzonhizer/Fissenhizer.  The name is spelled Rizenhizer in Chronicles of the Scalf family and Scalf Family History.  We have no knowledge as to which spelling is correct.

On the 1850 and 1860 census of Elkhart, Indiana, Benjamin has a son named Francis. Francis is gone in 1870 and no records have been found for this Francis Scalf. Chronicles of the Scalf Family lists this son as Francis Marion Scalf born June 23, 1841, Union County and died Nov. 2. 1868. Henry had no further information on this Francis Scalf in his book. Elmer Scalf then lists the same information in Scalf Family History. However, we have been unable to find information that correlates with this Francis Scalf and neither author listed any sources for their information.

However, information for Francis “Frank” M. Scalf, son of Henry B. Scalf was found and his full name was Francis M. Scalf, also known as Frank. We believe the information concerning Francis Scalf and Francis Marion Scalf has been confused.  Elsie Payne Archer helped Henry with his research on the Scalf family, but Henry did not state whether Elsie found the information on Francis Marion Scalf or not.

Virgil then checked the Indiana Marriages and found the following:

“The marriage records of Elkhart, Indiana 1850-1920 show that a Francis Marion Scalf married Ester McCloughen on January 25, 1904 in Book 13, page 268. If this is the son from the 1860 census, then this would have been a second wife for Francis was born about 1841 according to the census and probably married before 1904 since he would have been around 63 in 1904.” (Email from Virgil Scalf)

Neither the Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, nor Iowa marriage records online show a marriage for a Francis or Francis Marion Scalf other than Francis M. “Frank” Scalf, son of Henry B. Scalf. Henry and Elmer Scalf state that Francis Marion Scalf died 1868; therefore, if Benjamin Jr. had a son named Francis Marion that was born and died at the time indicated, he would have been around 27 years old at this death and one would think he would have married before that time. Also, if he died 1868 he could not have been the Francis Marion that married Esther McCloughen. It is possible that he never married; however, as stated above, the author believes there has been some confusion concerning Francis Marion Scalf. 

“A letter from Ray W. Scalf, 812 Durant Street, Lansing, Mich., to Mrs. Elsie Payne Archer, Springfield, Illinois, dated March 19, 1957, states:

My grandfather was Samuel Albert Scalf, brother of Louis, of Ligonier, Indiana, and Henry of either Elkhart or Goshen, Indiana. My grandfather moved to Harbor Springs, Mich., in 1876, where I was born in 1889. Father (William) had two brothers, Benjamin and Harvey, and sister, Ella (Orpha E.). Benjamin's two granddaughters live in Arlington and Falls Church, Virginia, and one in Michigan [sic]. Ella has children in Newport News, Virginia.

In 1850, Benjamin Franklin Scalf and family were residents of Elkhart County, Jefferson Township, Indiana, for they were enumerated there that year. Benjamin Franklin Scalf died July 14, 1889. His widow survived until July 5. 1899.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter XIV)

Louis, mentioned by Ray Scalf, was William Lewis/Louis Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf, Jr. Samuel Albert and Henry B. were brothers of William Louis/Lewis Scalf. Ray did not mention a brother, Francis, or Francis Marion, which suggests that Ray had not heard of this brother. It could be possible that Francis died in 1868 and was not mentioned by the family, or he might have left home early and was not mentioned, as was the case with Arch Scalf, son of Jesse Scalf of East Tennessee.  Some descendants had not heard of Arch because he left East Tennessee early in life and was only mentioned to a few grandchildren in that line and others had never heard the name. However, we believe that Francis Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf, Jr., was actually John Francis Scalf and is discussed under the section titled, John Francis Scalf.

1860 Elkhart CO IN             29 May 1860          Clinton Township

SCALF, Benjamin M 45 1805 NC
           Eleanor F 45 1805 VA
           William L. M 24 1826 IN
           Francis M 19 1831 IN
           Henry M 16 1834 IN
           Mary F 11 1839 IN
           Benjamin M 95 1745 NC

As can be seen, Henry’s age is off on this census and Mary was born after the 1850 census was enumerated, so she most likely was born in 1850 instead of 1849.  The years between the birth of Henry and Mary also suggest that there may have been children that died.  Benjamin Sr. is listed as 95.  Eleanor is stated as being born in Ohio or at least an O is used and I’m assuming Ohio.  She was listed as being born in NY on the 1850 census and on the 1870 census she was born in Virginia.  Louis, on the 1850 census was actually, William Louis.  Living two doors down from Benjamin and Eleanor was son, Albert, and his wife Malinda.  Benjamin Sr. is living in the home of his son on this census.  He was now 95 years old.

Benjamin Jr., was no longer head of house in 1870 and he and his wife were living with their son, William Lewis Scalf. His father, Benjamin Sr. had passed away in March of this year.

1870 Elkhart CO IN                      29 July 1870                Clinton Township

SCALF, William M 34 1836 Brick mason IN
              Mary  F 23 1847 Housecleaner Germany
              Benjamin M 56 1813 Shoemaker NC
              Eleanor F 56 1813   VA


1880 Elkhart CO IN             1 June 1880                Clinton Township

SCALF, Benjamin Head 66 1814 NC NC NC
           Ellender Wife 66 1814 VA VA VA

Neither Benjamin nor his wife Eleanor was found after the 1880 census and we assume they had both died; however, we have no information to confirm their death, or where they might be buried.

 

WILLIAM LEWIS SCALF
Son of
Benjamin Scalf & Eleanor Narcissus Thomas
William<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Lewis Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf, Jr. and Eleanor Thomas, was born about 1836 in Union County, IN and died 1900 – 1910. (Census estimations)

William Lewis Scalf married first to Charity Walters January 3, 1861 in Elkhart, Indiana. Charity died July 12, 1863 in Union County, IN.  We have found no children for William and Charity at this time and Henry Scalf states there were no children of this union in Chronicles of the Scalf Family under Miscellaneous Families.

Indiana Marriages 1811-1959

Groom: Wm Lewis Scalfe
Bride: Charity Walters
Date of license: 29 Dec 1860
Date of marriage: 03 Jan 1861
Digital folder number: 4540477
Number of images: 1

William married second to Mary Regina Fizzonhizer October 18, 1866 in Elkhart, Indiana. 

Indiana Marriages 1811-1959

Groom: William L Scalf
Bride: Mary Fizzenhizer
Date of license: 18 Oct 1866
County of license: Elkhart
Date of marriage: 18 Oct 1866
Place of marriage: , Elkhart, Indiana
Digital folder number: 4540478
Number of images: 1

William is buried at the Millersburg Cemetery, Kosciusko Co, IN.  Mary is buried in Goshen, IN. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter XIV).

Children of William Scalf and Mary Fizzonhizer:

     1) Oscar D. Scalf - married Mae Jennings December 25, 1895, Elkhart, Indiana. (Indiana marriages, online)
     2) Elizabeth Scalf married James Harrison Cary 9/20/1892 in Cook County, Illinois. (Illinois Statewide Marriages, Internet)
     3) Anna Berdina Scalf was born July 21, 1884.

1870 Elkhart CO IN                      29 July 1870                Clinton Township

SCALF, William M 34 1836 Brick mason IN
              Mary  F 23 1847 Housecleaner Germany
              Benjamin M 56 1813 Shoemaker NC (Father of William)
              Eleanor F 56 1813   VA (Mother of William)

William Louis Scalf named a son, Oscar, probably for his brother Oscar D.

1880 Elkhart CO IN             1 June 1880                Clinton Township

SCALF, Lewis Head 44 1836 IN NC VA   (William Lewis)
           Mary    Wife 32 1848 Baden Germ Baden
           Elizabeth Dau 10 1870 IN IN Baden
           Oscar Son   7 1873 IN IN Baden

 
1900 Elkhart CO IN             16 June 1900              Clinton Township

SCALF, Lewis W. Head 63 Jul 1836 IN NC Ukn  
            Mary Wife 52 Sep 1847 Germ Germ Germ 4 children born, 3 living
            Anna Dau 15 Jul 1884 IN IN Germ  

William Lewis Scalf died 1900-1910 and his widow was found as head of house with their daughter, Anna, and their granddaughter Vera, daughter of their son Oscar.

1910 Elkhart CO IN             19 April 1910             Clinton Township

SCALF, Mary Head 62 1848 Germ Germ Germ Three children born, 3 living Widow
           Anna B. Dau 25 1885 IN IN Germ    
           Vera J. G-dau 12 1898 IN IN IN (Oscar's dau)  

Mary and Anna moved to California and were listed on the San Diego County Voters Registration in 1916. Mary is listed on the San Diego and Alameda County Voters Registration from 1916 through 1918.

1920 Alameda CO CA          5 January 1930          Oakland

SCALF, Anna Head 35 1885 IN IN Germ  
           Mary Mother 72 1848 Germ Germ Germ Widow

 

ELIZABETH SCALF
 Daughter of
William Lewis Scalf & Mary Regina Fizzonhizer
Elizabeth<William<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of William Lewis Scalf and Mary Regina Fizzonhizer, was born about 1870 in Indiana. (Census calculation)

She married James H. Carey September 20, 1892 in Cook County, Illinois. (Illinois Statewide Marriage Index)

Groom                         Bride                           Marriage Date             License No.     County

Carey, James H           Scalf, Elizabeth           1892 – 09-20               00189218        Cook

Elizabeth and her husband, James, moved to Memphis (Shelby Co) Tennessee where they were enumerated in 1900. Elizabeth died 1920-1930 and James was head of house in 1930.

James and Elizabeth were living in the home of Benjamin Talley/Tolley/Tulley in Shelby County, TN in 1900. The name could be any of the three names listed above, but appears to be Talley. Mr. Talley was a contractor by occupation and James might have been working for him.

1900 Shelby CO TN 1 June 1900 Memphis

TALLEY, Benjamin Head 59 May 1841 IA IA IA    
         Olivia Wife 57 Sept 1842 MO MO MO    
CARY, James H. Boarder 44 Oct 1855 TN TN KY Married 8 years  
         Elizabeth Boarder 29 Aug 1870 IN IN GERM Married 8 years No children
THOMAS, Melissa Servant 32 Apr 1868 TN TN TN    
WRIGHT, Henderson Servant 25 May 1875 AL AL AL    

By 1910 James and Elizabeth were in their own home and still living in Shelby County, TN. It does not appear that James and Elizabeth had any children. None were listed on any of the census records.


1910 Shelby CO TN              20 April 1910                         Memphis

CARY, James H. Head 54 1856 TN KY KY M1 for 17 years
Elizabeth wife 39 1871 IN IN GERM M1 for 17 years
NASH, Mary Servant 25 1885 MS NC VA Divorced


1920 Shelby CO TN              9 January 1920                      Memphis

CARY, James Head 64 1856 TN VA KY
Elizabeth Wife 49 1871 IN IN GERM


1930 Shelby CO TN              4 April 1930                           Memphis

CARY, James H. Head 74 1856 TN KY KY Widower

 

OSCAR DEWEY SCALF
Son of
William Lewis Scalf & Mary Regina Fizzonhizer
Oscar<William<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Oscar Dewey Scalf, son of William Louis Scalf and Mary Regina Fizzonhizer, was born April 6, 1873 at Millersburg, Indiana and died December 30, 1843 at the age of 70 years, 8 months and 24 days old from coronary occlusion. His wife gave the information for his death certificate. Oscar was a bookkeeper for a manufacturing business by occupation. His father was listed as Luis Scalf, born in Virginia and his mother was listed as Mae Fizenhaizer born in Germany. Oscar was living at Norwood (Hamilton Co) Ohio when he died and had been a resident for 30 years. (Death Certificate courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Link to death certificate of Oscar Dewey Scalf

Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959

Groom: Oscar D Scalf
Bride: E May Jennings
Sate of license: 24 Dec 1895
County of license: Elkhart
Date of marriage: 25 Dec 1895
Place of marriage: Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana
Digital folder number: 4540481
Number of images: 1

In 1900 Oscar’s family was living in the home of Sarah Waldro. Oscar and Mae had one child, Vera, at this time.

1900 Noble CO IN                 23 June 1900              Orange Township

WALDRON, Sarah Head 64 Sep 1835 OH OH MD  
SCALF, Oscar D. Boarder 27 Apr 1873 IN NC Germ  
              May E. Boarder 27 Sep 1872 IN OH OH 1 child born, 1 living
              Vera Boarder   2 Sep 1897 IN IN IN  
LOWE, Frank Boarder 17 Sep 1882 IN IN IN  

Apparently Oscar and his wife were separated in 1910 for Oscar was living at the Munroe Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio at this time.  He might have been working there. His wife was not found in 1910, but appears again in 1920 in the home in Ohio. Vera, their daughter was living with her grandmother, Mary FIzzonhizer in 1910 Elkhart, Indiana. 

1910 Hamilton OH                16 April 1910             Cincinnati

  Munroe Hotel          
SCALF, Oscar D. Guest 37 1873 IN SC Germ

 
WWI Registration Card

Name: Oscar Dewey Scalf
Age: 45
Home Hamilton, OH                                               (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: April 6, 1873
Employed: Section man, Burlington Railroad
Nearest relative: Mary Scalf - mother
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color eyes: Blue
Color hair: Black
Date: September 12, 1918

By 1920, Oscar and his family were living in Hamilton County, Ohio. Their daughter, Vera, was again with her parents. 

1920 Hamilton CO OH         16 January 1920        Columbus Township

SCALF, Oscar D. Head 47 1873 IN VA OH
            E. Mae Wife 47 1873 IN OH OH
            Vera J. Dau 22 1898 IN VA IN

Vera J. Scalf died March 31, 1927.  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to death certificate)

Oscar and Mae were still living in Hamilton County, Ohio in 1930

1930 Hamilton CO OH         17 & 18 April 1930    Columbus Township

SCALF, Oscar D. Head 57 1873 IN VA Germ
            Mae E. Wife 57 1873 IN OH OH


1940 Hamilton CO OH                    25 April 1940                        Norwood

SCALF, Oscar D. Head 66 1874 IN
            Effie Mae Wife 67 1873 IN

 

ANNA BERDINA SCALF
 Daughter of
William Lewis Scalf & Mary Regina Fizzonhizer
Anna<William<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Anna Berdina Scalf, daughter of William Lewis Scalf and Mary Regina Fizzonhizer, was born July 21, 1884 and died July 31, 1975 (SS Index).  She was a school teacher and may have never married. There is some speculation that Anna married Lloyd D. Botts in Elkhart, IN; however, we have found that Berdina Scalf, daughter of Frank Scalf married Lloyd Botts and not this Anna.

Anna moved to California with her mother by 1916, where they appeared on the San Diego County Voters Registration in 1916. Later, they moved to Alameda County, CA and appeared on the Alameda County Voters Registration in 1918. Mary and Anna Scalf were members of the Democratic Party. Anna is listed on the San Diego and Alameda County Voters Registration from 1916 through 1944.

Link to CA Voter’s Registration list


1920 Alameda CO CA                                      5 January 1930                                    Oakland

SCALF, Anna Head 35 1885 IN IN Germ  
           Mary Mother 72 1848 Germ Germ Germ Widow


In 1930 and 1940, Anna was boarding with the Rounds family in Alameda County, California. We believe her mother died 1920-1930.

1930 Alameda CO CA                                      14 April 1930                                          Piedmont      

ROUNDS, Florence E. Head 74 1856 IA OH OH
             Frances E. Dau 40 1890 WY NY IA
Fuendeling, Valdi B. G-dau 27 1903 WY MO IA
SCALF, Anna    Boarder 43 1887 IN IN Germ


1940 Alameda CO CA                                       April 1940                                                 Piedmont

ROUNDS, Frances E. Head 50 1890 WY
DOSS, Lucille R.              Sister 40 1900 WY           Divorce
            Thomsa Edwin Nephew   9 1931 OH
SCALF, Anna Roomer 55 1885 IN
SEARS, Louise Fisher Housekeeper 66 1874 Nova Scotia             Widow

On May 1, 1952, Anna Scalf is listed onboard the "Hawaiian Pilot" that was sailing from Honolulu, Hawaii to San Francisco, CA.

Link to ship list

Anna Scalf was also listed onboard the "R.M.S. Franconia" that sailed from Liverpool, England on July 29, 1954 and arrived in Quebec, Canada on August 6, 1954.

Link to ship list

Anna died July 31, 1975. (Social Security Index)

Name:

Scalf, Anna B

Social Security #:

558662994

Sex:

Female

Birth Date:

21 Jul 1884

Birthplace:

Indiana

Death Date:

31 Jul 1975

Death Place:

Alameda

 

SAMUAL ALBERT SCALF
Son of
Benjamin Scalf & Eleanor Narcissus Thomas
Samuel<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Samuel Albert Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf, Jr. and Eleanor Thomas, was born about 1838 according to the 1850 census of Elkhart, Indiana. 

He married Malinda Imbody October 25, 1859 in Elkhart, Indiana. (Indiana Marriage Index 1811-1959) She was the daughter of Adam Imbody and Orpha Tanehil. Samuel Albert Scalf is buried in Harbor Springs, Michigan. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter XIV)

Groom:

Samuel A Scalf

Bride:

Malinda Inbody

Date of license:

23 May 1859

County of license:

Elkhart

Date of marriage:

25 Oct 1859

Place of marriage:

, Elkhart, Indiana

Digital folder number:

4540477

Number of images:

1

Children of Samuel Scalf and Malinda Imbody:

    
1) William H. A. Scalf was born June 17, 1860. He married Elizabeth Rodle/Roddle.
     2) Orpha Eleanor Scalf was born June 16, 1865. Orpha married H. H. Hile.
     3) Benjamin Scalf was born June 12, 1868.
     4) Harvey A. Scalf was born May 11, 1872.

Name: Samuel Scalf
RESIDENCE: Goshen, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 15 Feb 1865
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 February 1865.
Enlisted in Company E, 152nd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 15 Feb 1865.
Mustered Out Company E, 152nd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 30 Aug 1865 at Clarksburg, WV.
 

 

Name: Samuel A. Scalf
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Indiana
Regiment Name: 152 Indiana Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 152nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry
COMPANY: E
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Alternate Name: Samuel/Scalf
Film Number: M540 roll 67


 Michigan Land Certificate

Name: Samuel A Scalf
Land Office: REED CITY
Sequence #: 1
Document Number: 4428
Total Acres: 160
Misc. Doc. Nr.: 7172
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 5 Jul 1883
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original
Land Description:
1 SW   MICHIGAN-TOLEDO STRIP No 36 N 6 W 22


1860 Elkhart CO IN             29 July 1860               Clinton Township

SCALF, Albert M 22 1838 IN
        Malinda     F 23 1837 OH
IMBODY, Ophra F 46 1814 OH
IMBODY, Mary F 20 1840 OH

 
1870 Elkhart CO IN             2 July 1870                 Ward 1                       Goshen

SCALF, Albert M 32 1838 IN
         Malinda F 35 1835 IN
         William M 10 1860 IN
         Nathan M   7 1863 IN
         Ellen F   6 1864 IN
IMBODY, Orpha F 67 1803 OH
IMBODY, Mary F 25 1845 OH

 
1880 Emmet CO MI              18 June 1880              Friendship Township

SCALF, Samuel A. Head 42 1838 IN TN NC
          Malinda Wife 44 1836 IN OH OH
          William H.A. Son 20 1860 IN IN IN
          Benjamin A.  Son 17 1863 IN IN IN
          Orpha E. Dau 15 1865 IN IN IN
          Harvey Son   8 1872 IN IN IN


1884 Emmitt CO MI State Census                    Friendship

SCALF, Samuel A. Husband 46 1838 IN  
           Ath Malinda Wife 49 1835 IN (Wife of Samuel Scalf)
           William H. A. Son 23 1861 IN  
           Susan E. Wife 19 1865 MI (Wife of William Scalf)
           Harvey A. Son 12 1872 IN  


1890 Emmett CO MI, Veterans Schedule

Name Rank Company Regiment Date of enlistment

Date of discharged

Post Office address Disability Incurred
SCALF, Samuel A. Private E 152 IN Reg. Feb 15, 1865 August 30, 1865 Harbor Springs Injury to spine


1900 Emmet CO MI              12 June 1900              Little Traverse Township

SCALF, Samuel Head 62 Oct 1837 IN NC TN  
           Malinda Wife 65 Mar 1835 IN PA OH 4 children born, 4 living


1910 Emmet CO MI              19 April 1910             Little Traverse Township

SCALF, Samuel A. Head 72 1838 IN TN NC
        Malinda Wife 74 1836 IN OH OH

Malinda Imbody Scalf died November 26, 1913, and Samuel was living with his son and daughter-in-law in 1920.

(Link to death certificate of Malinda Inbody Scalf)

1920 Emmet CO MI              5 & 6 January 1920             Little Traverse Township 

SCALF, Will Head 59 1861 IN IN IN  
    Elizabeth Wife 54 1866 MI NY OH  
    Samuel Father 82 1838 IN TN TN Widower

 

WILLIAM H.A. SCALF
Son of
Samuel Albert Scalf & Malinda Imbody
William H.A<Samuel A<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

William H. A. Scalf, son of Samuel Albert Scalf and Malinda Imbody, was born June 1860 according to the 1900 census of Elkhart, Indiana. William married Susan Elizabeth Rodle. We have no marriage date for this couple. Only one child appears on census records with William and Susan. This was Ray W. Scalf. A nephew, Elmer Roddle, was living in the home with the family in 1910 Emmet County, Michigan. Susan stated in 1900 that she had one child born, with one child living.

1900 Elkhart CO IN             5-6 June 1900             Benton Township

SCALF, William H.A. Head 39 Jun 1860 IN IN OH  
(Rodle), Susan Wife 35 May 1865 MI PA OH 1 child born, 1 living
              Ray W. Son 11 May 1889 MI IN MI  

Sometime after the 1900 census, William moved his family to Emmet County, Michigan. We believe his wife’s family was from Michigan. The census lists her birthplace as Michigan.

1910 Emmet CO MI              16 April 1910             Little Traverse Township

SCALF, William Head 49 1861 IN IN IN
           Elizabeth Wife 44 1866 MI PA OH
           Ray Son 20 1890 MI IN MI
RODDLE, Elmer Nephew   7 1903 MI MI MI


1920 Emmet CO MI              5 & 6 January 1920             Little Traverse Township 

SCALF, Will Head 59 1861 IN IN IN  
    Elizabeth Wife 54 1866 MI NY OH  
    Samuel Father 82 1838 IN TN TN Widower

William H. A. Scalf died 1920-1930 and his widow is head of house. His father, Samuel, had probably also died during this time.


1930 Emmet CO MI              7 April 1930               Little Traverse Township

SCALF, Elizabeth Head 64 1866 MI PA OH Widow
LA COUNT, Lela M. Boarder 18 1912 MI MI IN  


1940 Emmet CO MI                22 April 1940                  Harbor Springs

SCALF, Elizabeth Head 74 1866 MI
BLACKMAN, Fred   Lodger 42 1898 MI

 

RAY W. SCALF
Son of
William H.A. Scalf & Elizabeth Rodle
Ray W<William<Samuel<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ray W. Scalf, son of William H. A. Scalf and Susan Elizabeth Rodle, was born May 4, 1889. (WWI registration card)

In 1910, Ray was with his parents. By 1917, he had registered for the draft of WWI and the draft card did not indicate that he was married at this time.


WWI Registration Card

Name: Ray W. Scalf
Age: 28
Home: Harbor Springs, MI                                               (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: May 4, 1889
Employed: Section man, Burlington Railroad
Nearest relative: Mary Scalf - mother
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color eyes: Blue
Color hair: Medium
Bald: Yes
Date: June 5, 1917

Ray W. Scalf married Madge Densmore August 21, 1912 in Emmet County, Michigan. On December 16, 1913, Madge gave birth to a daughter she named Vinian Irene Scalf. For reasons unknown, on February 21, 1914, Ray and Madge gave Vinian up for adoption and she became the daughter of Herman and Katherine Fetz. Vinian was then named Frances Elizabeth Fetz.

The author was contacted by Bob Scalf of Knoxville, Tennessee after he had heard from a descendant of this family. The descendant asked if we could assist him in finding his line and Bob informed him we would certainly try. Virgil and I went to work on this and found information that corresponded with what the descendant knew. We were able to place this family in the proper position and these are the results of that search. With his permission, this is an email from the son of Vinian Irene Scalf (aka as Frances Elizabeth Fetz).

Following is what we know re my mother:

Born Dec. 16, 1913 as per birth certificate from Emmet County, Michigan in town of Petosky. Born to "Ray W. Scalf & Madge Irene Scalf", unknown maiden name, & both of Petosky, Mi. as per PROBATE COURT, Emmet Co. Mi. 0n 21 Feb. 1914, establishing the Scalf's as the natural parents & directing the adoption of their daughter, "Vinian Irene Scalf," my mother, by "Herman Fetz" and his wife, "Katherine Fetz," both of Petosky also. On that day, my mother's new/adopted name became "Frances Elizabeth Fetz."  Herman's middle name was Joseph & Katherine's middle name was Louise. Katherine's maiden name was BEACH. Mothers' birth certificate certifies DOB of 16 Dec.1913 to parents Herman Fetz & Katherine Fetz and is authenticated on 19 Aug. 1966, by State Director of Public Records. That's what the record search will show today. However, a deeper search of the Emmet Co. Probate Court records, referenced above, will show what actually transpired at the times reported.  Michigan was a state which "hid" adoption records from appearing on birth certificates.

It was rumored that Ray and Madge were medical students struggling with the cost of medical school, etc., as the reason for their adopting Vinian to the Fetz; however, the family has not found for certain what happened. (Courtesy of Richard Martin)

Madge was at home with her parents in 1910.

1910 Emmet Co. MI              21 April 1910             McKinley Township
 

DENSMORE, Emery C. Head 47 1863 MI MA MI Married @ 30 years old  
             Elfie J. Wife 43 1867 MI MI NY Married @ 20 years old 2 children born, 1 living
             Madge       Dau 17 1893 MI MI MI Single  
Tower? Power? Rosamond      Lodger 26 1884 IL IL MI Single  
Roland, Alice Lodger 26 1884 MI NY NY Single  

Ray and Madge were found on the 1920 census of Cheboygan County, Michigan with their son, Ray E. Scalf. Ray E. Scalf was born about 1917.

1920 Cheboygan CO MI                  7 & 8 January 1920               Cheboygan

SCALF, Ray W. Head 30 1890 MI MI MI
(Densmore), Madge Wife 26 1894 MI MI MI
              Ray E. Son 2 4/12 1917 MI MI MI

In 1930, Ray and Madge had moved from Cheboygan County and were living in Kent County, Michigan.  Madge’s parents were in the home with them in 1930.

1930 Kent CO MI                 25 April 1930                         Gaines Township     

SCALF, Ray Head 40 1890 MI IN MI
       Madge I. Wife 36 1894 MI MI MI
       Ray E. Son 12 1918 MI MI MI
DENSMORE, Emory C. Father in law 67 1863 MI MA PA
DENSMORE, Effie Mother in law 63 1867 MI MI NY


1940 Montcalm CO MI                        6 & 7 May 1940                Greenville

SCALF, Ray W. Head 50 1890 MI
         Madge Wife 47 1893 MI

We have no further information on the family of Ray and Madge Scalf.


ORPHA ELENORA SCALF
Daughter of
Samuel Albert Scalf & Malinda Imbody
Orpha<Samuel<Benjamin, Jr.<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Orpha Scalf, the daughter of Samuel Albert Scalf & Malinda Imbody, was born June 15, 1865 and died October 6, 1941 in Hampton, Virginia. Orpha married John Henry Hile in Emmet, Michigan on July 8, 1883. John Hile died May 9, 1911 Newport News, Independent Cities, Virginia. Orpha married a second time to Joseph W. Ready.
 

Children of John H. Hile and Orpha Scalf:

     1) Benjamin Hile
     2) Minnie Hile
     3) Florance Grace Hile
     4) Ira Henry Hile
     5) Harvey Harmon Hile
     6) Esther A. Hile
     7) Rose O. Hile
     8) Orpha Eleanor Hile
     9) Esmeranda Hile
   10) Marian Elizabeth Hile

 

 

 

 

(Photograph - Internet)

 


 

1900 Warwick CO VA                        6 June 1900                    Newport News

HYLE, John H. Head 47 Jul 1852 OH GERM GERM Married 19 years  
        Orpha Wife 36 Jun 1863 IN IN IN Married 19 years 8 children born, 7 living
        Minnie M. Dau 14 Apr 1886 MI OH IN    
        Florence T. Dau 12 Mar 1888 MI OH IN    
        Ira H. Son   9 Jun 1890 MI IH IN    
        Henry H. Son   7 Jan 1892 MI OH IN    
        Esther A. Dau   5 Aug 1894 MI OH IN    
        Rosa O. Dau   4 Apr 1896 MI OH IN    
        Orpha E. Dau 6/12 Nov 1899 VA OH IN    
MCGONIGAL, Daniel  Lodger 60 Aug 1839 CAN CAN CAN    
KEYS, John Lodger 59 Nov 1840 VA VA VA    
            William Lodger 20 Jul 1879 VA VA VA    


1920 Elizabeth City CO VA                    16 & 17 February 1920                        Hampton

HILE, Harvey H. Head 28 1892 MI GERM GERM  
          Orpha Eleanor Mother 54 1866 MI IN   Widow
          Esther Sister 26 1894 MI GERM GERM  
          Esma Sister 15 1905 VA GERM GERM  
          Annie Sister 15 1905 VA GERM GERM  
          Marion Sister 11 1909 VA GERM GERM  
SMITH, Orpha Sister 20 1900 VA GERM GERM  
          Harry Brother in law 23 1897 VA VA GERM  

 

BENJAMIN A. SCALF
Son of
Samuel Albert Scalf & Malinda Imbody
Benjamin A<Samuel<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Benjamin A. Scalf, son of Samuel Albert Scalf and Malinda Imbody, was born June 1863 in Indiana according to the 1900 Emmet County, Michigan census. Benjamin married Hattie (maiden name unknown). Hattie was born December 1866 in Michigan. Benjamin was followed on census records 1900 through 1930.

From the 1910 census, it appears that Hattie died 1900-1910 for Benjamin’s wife is listed as Charlotte M. on the 1910 census, and Bethel Thompson is listed as a stepdaughter on this census. From this information we know that Charlotte had been married to a Thompson prior to her marriage to Benjamin.

It appears that Benjamin and Hattie only had three children, Fred, Nettie and Verna. Charlotte had two children from a prior marriage, but it does not appear that Benjamin and Charlotte had any children.

Charlotte died at Santa Clara, CA on February 13, 1953. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1900 Emmet CO MI              23 June 1900              Friendship Township

SCALF, Benjamin Head 37 Jun 1863 IN IN OH  
            Hattie    Wife 33 Dec 1866 MI OH Ukn 3 children born, 3 living
            Fred Son 11 Dec 1888 MI IN MI  
            Nettie Dau   9 Nov 1890 MI IN MI (Link to death certificate)
            Verna Son   5 Jun 1894 MI IN MI (Link to death certificate)


1910 Emmet CO MI              4 May 1910                Little Traverse Township

SCALF, Benjamine Head 47 1863 IN IN OH  
          Charlotte M. Wife 48 1862 ENG ENG ENG 2 children born, 2 living
THOMPSON, Bethel G.   S-dau 15 1895 ENG ENG ENG  

 
1920 Emmet CO MI              3 & 4 February 1920             Little Traverse Township

SCALF, Benjamin Head 56 1864 IN IN IN
          Charlotte M. Wife 57 1863 CAN IRE CAN

 
1930 Emmet CO MI              5 April 1930               Petoskey

SCALF, Benajmin Head 66 1864 IN IN IN
           Charlotte Wife 68 1862 CAN IRE CAN

Note: Charlotte Maria Scalf died in Santa Clara, CA on February 13, 1953.

FRED O. SCALF
Son of
Benjamin Scalf & Hattie Radle
Fred<Benjamin<Samuel<Benjamin, Jr.<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Fred O. Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf and Hattie Radle was born December 8, 1887 at Harbor Springs, Michigan. (WWI registration card)

Fred was living with the Ryers family in 1910 as a boarder. By 1920, Fred was married to Vivian Elizabeth Jenner Cruse and they had four daughters, Janet and Frances, Virginia and Mable.

1910 Emmet CO MI              25 April 1910             Resort Township

RYERS, Joe J. Head 33 1877 MI OH NY
           Edith Wife 28 1892 MI NY NY
           Leon Son   9 1901 MI MI MI
SCALF, Fred Boarder 22 1888 MI IN OH
WILLIAMS, Harold Boarder 19 1891 NY NY NY
WILLIAMS, Hedelaid Hired hand 17 1893 MI NY NY
DAVIS, Leu Boarder 38 1862 MI MI MI

 
WWI Registration Card

Name: Fred O. Scalf
Age: 29
Home: Allegan, MI                                               (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: December 8, 1887
Born: Harbor Springs, MI
Employed: Inspector in machine shop
Height: Tall
Build: Medium
Color eyes: Black
Color hair: Black
Bald: No
Date: June 5, 1917


1920 Emmet CO MI                          3 – 5 January 1920                     Little Traverse Township

SCALF, Fred Head 31 1889 MI IN MI
          Vivian Wife 30 1890 MI MI MI
          Janet Dau 4 3/12 1915 MI MI MI
          Francis J. Dau 1 9/12 1918 MI MI MI


1930 Baraga CO MI                              10 April 1930                          L'Anse      

SCALF, Fred O. Head 42 1888 MI IN IN
           Vivian Wife 40 1890 MI MI MI
           Janet M. Dau 14 1916 MI MI MI
           Frances J. Dau 12 1918 MI MI MI
           Virginia L. Dau   8 1922 MI MI MI
            Mable J. Dau   5 1925 MI MI MI


Michigan Death Index:

Name: Fred O. Scalf
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1887
Birth Place: Harbor Springs, Mich.
Death Date: 21 Apr 1939
Death Place: Allegan, Allegan, Michigan
Burial Date: 24 Apr 1939
Cemetery Name: Oakwood Death
Age: 51 Occupation: Oil Leaser
Race: White Marital
Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Benjamin Scalf
Father Birth Place: Ind.
Mother Name: Hattie Radle
Mother Birth Place: Ind.
Spouse Name: Vivian Scalf
FHL Film Number: 2110084

1940 Allegan MI                        11 & 12 April 1940                    Allegan

SCALF, Vivian Head 50 1890 MI Widow
        Virginia    Dau 18 1922 MI  
        Joyce  Dau 14 1926 MI  


 

JANET M. SCALF
Daughter of
Fred Scalf & Vivian Radle
Janet<Fred<Benjamin<Samuel<Benjamin, Jr.<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Janet Scalf, the daughter of Fred Scalf & Vivian Radle, was born about 1915.
 

1940 Washington DC                             24 April 1940                                    Washington

REDMAN, Celo Head 45 1895 OH
             Leafy Wife 44 1896 VA
            Villa M. Dau 18 1922 DC
            Theo Dau 16 1924 DC
SCALF, Janet Lodger 24 1916 MI


 

HARVEY A. SCALF
Son of
Samuel Albert Scalf & Malinda Imbody
Harvey<Samuel<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Harvey Scalf, son of Samuel Albert Scalf and Malinda Imbody, was born May 1873 in Indiana. He married Rosa Bell Young in Harbor Springs, Michigan April 17, 1897. Harvey died on February 22, 1903, and Rosa married Charles Losinger. Harvey and Rosa had two children before his death; Dovey E. Scalf born June 1897, and Tera E. Scalf born about 1901.

Link to Harvey Scalf and Rosa Bell Young marriage document

Rosa and her second husband had two children in 1910, Dortha M. born about 1908 and Effie G., born about 1909.

1900 Emmet CO MI              12 June 1900              Little Traverse Township

SCALF, Harvey Head 27 May 1873 IN IN IN
            Rosa Wife 21 May 1879 MI MI MI
            Dovey E. Dau   2 June 1897 MI IN MI

 
1910 Emmet CO MI              18 April 1910             Little Traverse Township

LOSINGER, Charles Head 35 1875 PA PA PA
             Rosa B. Wife 31 1879 MI NY ENG
             Dortha M. Dau   2 1908 MI PA MI
             Effie G. Dau 5/12 1909 MI PA MI
SCALF, Dovie S-dau 12 1898 MI IN MI
SCALF, Tera E. S-dau   9 1901 MI IN MI

 

JOHN FRANCIS SCALF
Son of
Benjamin Scalf, Jr. & Eleanor Narcissus Thomas
John F<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis

Francis Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf, Jr. and Eleanor Narcissus Thomas, was born about 1841 in Illinois according to the 1860 Elkhart, Indiana census. On the 1850 census of Elkhart, Indiana it was stated that both Benjamin and Eleanor were born in NC. On the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses, it was stated that Benjamin was born in NC and Eleanor was born in VA with his parents being born in NC and her parents born in VA. The author believes that Eleanor was born in VA, as well as her parents, and might have been from the Thomas family of Washington County (Abingdon) Virginia; however, we have not been able to confirm this at this time.

For many years the author has believed that John Francis Scalf could have been the Francis Scalf listed in the home of Benjamin Scalf, Jr., but no confirming evidence could be found to place him in this line of the family. The author had read in Chronicles of the Scalf Family that this Francis Scalf was Francis Marion Scalf and his birth date was given, but Henry had no further information for him. However, when compiling the information for the update of the Benjamin Scalf, Jr. family, Henry Scalf’s information in Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter XIV, Miscellaneous Scalf Families, Elkhart and Union County, Indiana Scalf’s, was reviewed once again and it was determined by the author that Francis Scalf listed on the 1860 census in the home of Benjamin Scalf, Jr. was probably not Francis Marion Scalf as Henry thought.

Virgil then began a search for Francis Marion Scalf and found Frank Scalf that married Esther McCloughen. He is listed in the Indiana Marriage Index as Francis M. Scalf and married Ester/Esther McCloughen in 1904. We then determined from Virgil’s information and the information in Chronicles of the Scalf Family that Francis Marion Scalf that married Ester/Esther McCloughen could not have been this Francis Scalf in the home of Benjamin Scalf, Jr in 1860. Francis Marion Scalf was called “Frank” as a short name for Francis, and was a son of Henry B. Scalf and Lucinda Anglon and would have been the grandson of Benjamin Scalf, Jr.

The author began corresponding with Barbara Bowman, a descendant of John Francis Scalf, in 1999. Barbara and I worked diligently on John’s parentage off and on for a number of years until we lost contact. The fact that John’s wife, Mary Helen Ferguson Scalf, stated on his death certificate that John was born in VA and that his father’s name was John caused us much confusion; however, it is the opinion of the author that Mary Helen was confused at the time she gave the information for the death certificate. Mary Helen was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease when her husband, John Francis Scalf, died. 

It has been believed by some researchers and some descendants that John Francis Scalf might have been the son of John Scalf, Jr. and Patsy Counts Scalf; however, we believe if John and Patsy had a son named John born 1839-1842 the 1840 census would have reflected this, and he would have been listed by name on at least the 1850 census. The estimated birth date of the son from the 1840 census does not correlate with the estimated birth date of John Francis Scalf. There is only one son in the home of John and Patsy in 1840 and we believe this son was Richard Scalf. John Francis would only have been 1 year old in 1840 if he was born 1839 and it is doubtful at that age that he would have been living with relatives. John Francis Scalf would have been 11-13 years old in 1850 if he was born 1839-1842 and again, we believe he would have been in John Jr.’s home in 1850 if he was a son of John and Patsy. He certainly would have been too young to have left home and tried to make it on his own. Therefore, the author must rule out the possibility that he was a son of John Scalf, Jr.

None of the brothers of Benjamin Scalf, Sr. (John Scalf, Sr. and David Scalf) appear to have had a son named John born at the time John Francis Scalf was born. The possibility that John Francis Scalf was a son of Benjamin Scalf, Sr. has also been considered, but again, his estimated birth date does not correlate to have been the son of Benjamin Sr., unless he was the son of the second wife of Benjamin, and from information gathered, it does not appear that Benjamin and his second wife were together after 1835. Benjamin Sr. had left East Tennessee and was in Illinois by 1836 where he purchased land there in January of that year.

(Photographs - courtesy of Vicky Daniels)                                                                                                                            

By 1840, Benjamin Sr. was in McDonough County, Illinois with only two sons in the home, neither of which had a birth date that would coincide with John Francis. Benjamin was without a wife in 1840 and although we cannot verify that his second wife did not go to Illinois with him, we cannot verify that she did. >From records and family information from this line, it does not appear that Benjamin Sr. had any children after 1829. The earliest birth date we find from all information concerning John Francis is 1839 and the latest is 1842. The 1860 census of Benjamin Jr. lists Francis as being born about 1841.

Barbara and I often wondered why John Francis chose to leave Illinois and move to Shelby County, Tennessee and during the compilation of this chapter, the author learned that Elizabeth Scalf, a daughter of Benjamin Scalf, Jr. married James Harrison Cary and this family moved to Shelby County, Tennessee. John Francis Scalf also moved to Shelby County, Tennessee by 1879. This also suggests that John Francis Scalf could have been a part of the Benjamin Scalf, Jr. family.  

John was living in district 8 of Shelby County and Elizabeth was living in district 15 in 1900. John Francis was a cabinet maker by trade and Elizabeth and her husband was living in the home of a Mr. Talley whose occupation was “contractor.” It is possible that John Francis moved to Memphis due to work opportunities.

John Francis Scalf was not found on the 1870 census in any state. Barbara reports it was rumored that he was a Medic during the Civil War; however, no Civil War record has been found for John at this time. Barbara stated that John Francis was known to have many talents and often worked at various trades.

John is first mentioned in the marriages of Peoria County, Illinois when he married Sarah Ellen Millison October 22, 1872.

Link to John F. Scalf & S. E. Millison Marriage

The next record pertaining to John was the death of his wife. Sarah Ellen Millison Scalf died in childbirth to a son, Norman Francis Scalf. It was believed that the doctor that delivered the child caused Sarah Ellen’s death and several newspaper articles were found concerning this. The child only lived a few months. 

Links to Newspaper Articles of Sarah E. Millison Scalf - December 20, 1873 - PART 1, PART 2, & PART 3

Another researcher, Rick Lipsky, sent a note to the author that he had found the following information concerning John Francis Scalf and Sarah Ellen Millison Scalf. 

Note: Sarah E. Scalf had a business selling sewing machines. The Peoria City Directories listed Scalf, S E, sewing machines -  Adams bs 5 res 2 b Franklin, and Scalf, John F. cabinet maker  - res Adams bs 2 b Franklin. Sarah Scalf died on or about the 14th day of December, 1873 in Peoria Illinois, leaving a husband John F Scalf and one child, a son Frances Norman Scalf. Francis Norman Scalf, 2 months, 30 days, died or buried 3-11-1873?  (Courtesy of Rick Lipsky)

Child of John Scalf and Sarah Ellen Milleson:

1) Norman Francis Scalf - born December 1873 and died 1873.

After Sarah Ellen died, John remarried to Mary Helen Ferguson. Their first child, Almeda, was born about 1876 in Evansville, Indiana and we estimate their marriage around 1875. We have no marriage record for John and Mary Helen.

The next child born to John Francis and Mary Helen Ferguson Scalf was Deleana born in Shelby County in 1879; therefore, we know that John had arrived in Shelby County, Tennessee by 1879 and quite possibly before.

Link to John Francis Scalf & Family - 1892 (Courtesy of Barbara Bowman)

John and Mary Helen were not found in 1880, but were found in Shelby County, Tennessee in 1900. We believe it has been difficult to find John on census records due to so many misspellings of the name Scalf on census indexes, as well as the handwriting of some enumerators.

1900 Shelby CO TN              22 June 1900              District 8

SCALF, J. F. Head 53 Jan 1847 VA NC NC  
       Mary Wife 41 Oct 1858 IL IL KY 7 children born, 4 living
       Almeda Dau 24 May 1876 IN VA IL  
       Otto Son 14 Apr 1886 TN VA IL  
       Leo Son 11 Feb 1889 TN VA IL  
       Mary Dau   5 Oct 1894 TN VA IL  
       John Iving Son 7/12 Sep 1899 TN VA IL  

John had several children that were born and died in Shelby County. John and Mary Helen then had a son, Francis Erwin, born 1883 in Shelby County and died 1886 in Shelby County.

Link to cemetery marker of Deleana Scalf (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Link to cemetery marker of Francis Erwin Scalf (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

John and Mary Helen had eight children; all but one was born in Shelby County, Tennessee. The last child was born 1899 in Shelby County.

According to Barbara’s information, they lived in Bartlett (Shelby County) and then in Arlington, also in Shelby County. We don’t know when they left Tennessee and moved to California, but they were in California by the enumeration of the 1910 census where they spent the remainder of their lives and are buried there. Barbara also stated there was another child, Vernon, born1892 between Leo and Mary Ella and this child also died in 1893 in Shelby County. We do not have a cemetery marker for Vernon or a death record. Mary Helen stated on the 1900 census that she had 7 children with four living so there was a mistake either on the census or in Barbara’s information. It is possible that Vernon was born between Mary and John Ivan instead of between Leo and Mary.

Children of John Scalf and Mary Helen Ferguson:

1)Almeda Scalf - born May 14, 1876, Evansville (Vanderburgh County) IN; died March 1967, Oakland (Alameda County) CA.
2) Deleana Scalf - born February 10, 1879, Wythe Depot (Shelby County) TN; died August 18, 1884, Arlington (Shelby County) Tennessee.
3) Francis Erwin Scalf - born May 11, 1883, Shelby County, TN; died January 26, 1886, Shelby County, Tennessee.
4) Otto Levy Scalf - born April 13, 1886, Shelby County, TN; died January 10, 1962. He is buried at the
Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Brundo, San Mateo County, California.
5) Leo Cephus Scalf - born February 14, 1889, Shelby County, TN; died August 1979, CA. Leo Scalf is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA
6) Vernon Scalf - born November 21, 1892, Shelby County, TN; died October 28, 1893, Shelby County, Tennessee.
7) Mary Ella Scalf - born October 10, 1894, Shelby County, TN; died October 17, 1978, Berkeley (Almameda County) CA.
8) John Ivan Scalf - born September 01, 1899, Shelby County, TN; died October 1979, Berkeley (Almameda County) CA. John Ivan Scalf is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA.
(Courtesy of Barbara Bowman)

By 1910, John Francis Scalf had left Memphis and moved his family to Butte County, California.

1910 Butte CO CA                29 April 1910             Chico Township

SCALF, John F. Head 68 1842 VA VA NC  
         Mary E. Wife 52 1858 IL KY KY 8 children born, 5 living
         Leo Son 21 1889 TN VA KY  
         Mary Dau 14 1896 TN VA KY  
         John I. Son 10 1900 TN VA KY  

John Ivan was the only child still at home in 1920.


1920 Alameda CO CA                      10 January 1920        Oakland Township

SCALF, John F. Head 78 1842 VA VA NC  
        Mary E. Wife 60 1860 IL KY KY  
        John I. Son 20 1900 TN VA IL  
EDMISTON, Louisa Lodger 65 1855 NY USA USA Widow
        Lois E. Lodger 12 1908 CA NY NY  
        William Lodger 36 1884 NY USA NY Widower

John Francis Scalf died before the enumeration of the 1930 census and Mary Helen was living with her son, John Ivan, in 1930. Barbara stated that John Francis always called her Mary Ellen but her name was Mary Helen. She is listed on census records as Mary E.

Link to death certificate of John Francis Scalf

 
1930 Alameda CO CA                      15 April 1930                Albany

SCALF, J. Ivan Head 30 1900 TN VA IL  
           Mary E. Mother 70 1860 IL IL IL Widow
LAGRONE, Allie Sister 53 1877 IN VA IL  

 

  ALMEDA SCALF
Daughter of
John Francis Scalf & Mary Helen Ferguson
Alemda< John Francis Scalf<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis

Almeda Scalf, daughter of John Francis Scalf and Mary Helen Ferguson, was born May 14, 1876 in Illinois and died April 10, 1967 in California. Almeda married David Lagrone and they were living in Oklahahom in 1910. (SS Index)

1910 Oklahoma CO OK                     25 April 1910             Oklahoma City

LAGRONE, David Head 49 1861 MS SC PA Married 9 years
            Allie   Wife 34 1876 IN VA KY 3 children born, 3 living
            Frank     Son   6 1904 TN MS IN  
            Stella  Dau   4 1906 TN MS IN  
            Myrtle  Dau   2 1908 CA MS IN  
            Anna  Mother 76 1834 PA PA NJ 6 children born, 1 living

By 1920, Almeda and her family were living in Butte County, California.


1920 Butte CO CA                19-21 January 1920               Durham

LAGRONE, David H. Head 59 1861 MS SC PA
                Allie Wife 43 1877 IN TN IL
                Henry   Son 16 1904 TN MS IN
                Stella M. Dau 13 1907 TN MS IN


1930 Alameda CO CA                      15 April 1930                Albany

SCALF, J. Ivan Head 30 1900 TN VA IL  
           Mary E. Mother 70 1860 IL IL IL Widow
LAGRONE, Allie Sister 53 1877 IN VA IL  

Social Security

Name: Almeda Lagrone
Social Security #: 560286613
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 14 May 1876
Birthplace: Indiana
Death Date: 10 Apr 1967
Death Place: Alameda
Mother's Maiden Name: Furgerson
Last residence: 94703 Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States of America
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

Link to Almeda Scalf (Allie) Lagrone obituary 

Link to photo of Almeda Scalf Lagrone at 16

Link to photo of Almeda and David Lagrone  (Photograph - courtesy of Vicky Daniels)

 

 

OTTO LEVY SCALF
Son of
John Francis Scalf & Mary Helen Ferguson

Otto L<John F<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Otto Levy/Levi Scalf, son of John Francis Scalf and Mary Helen Ferguson, was born April 13, 1886 in Shelby County, Tennessee and  died January 10, 1962. He is buried at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Brundo, San Mateo County, California.                     

Otto registered for the draft in WWI. At this time, he was employed by Oakland Antioch Railroad. He married Eunice Lillian Chapman. They were living at Vine (Berkeley Co) California in 1918. Otto also registered for the draft of WWII.

We believe Otto and Eunice divorced for she was listed as head of house in 1930 Alameda, California. Otto was married to Thelma ______ in 1930.

 

 

 (Link to photograph of Otto Scalf & son, Neil Otto Scalf)

 

 

 

 (Photograph - courtesy of Vicky Daniels)

 

 

 

WWI - DRAFT REG CARD:

Name: Otto Levy Scalf
Age: 32
Date of Birth: April 13, 1886              

Address: 1811 Vine, Berkley, CA       (Link to document)
Occupation: Electrican
Employer: Oakland Antioch Railroad
Location of employment: Oakland, CA
Nearest Relative: Eunice Lillian Scalf
Address of nearest relative: 1811 Vine, Berkeley, CA
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Black
Date: September 12, 1918
 

1920 Alameda CO CA                      5 January 1920          Oakland Township

SCALF, Otto L. Head 32 1888 TN VA IL
            Eunice L. Wife 26 1894 KS IL IA
            Neil O. Son   9 1911 CA TN KS


1930 Alameda CO CA                      3 April 1930               Health District 5

SCALF, Otto Head 43 1887 TN VA IL Married @ 22
        Thelma     Wife 23 1907 CA MS MI Married @ 20


1940 Alameda CO CA                    19 April 1940                        Warm Springs

SCALF, Otto L. Head 54 1886 TN
          Thelma Wife 34 1906 CA


WWII REGISTRATION CARD 

Name: Otto Levy Scalf
Place of Residence: Irvington, Alameda, CA
Telephone #: Berkeley Thornwell 0554
Age: 56
Date of birth: April 13, 1886            (Link to document)
Place of birth: Arlington, TN
Name of person who will know your address: D. H. Lagrone
Employer's name and address:  Pacific Gas & Electric Co, P. G. & E. Bldg, San Francisco, CA
Place of employment: P. G. & E. Substation, Newark, Alameda, CA

 Eunice, first wife of Otto Levy Scalf was living in Alameda County in 1830 as head of house.  

1930 Alameda CO CA          9 April 1930               Health District 6

SCALF, Eunice Head 36 1894 KS IL IA

 

NEIL OTTO SCALF
Son of
Otto Levy Scalf & Eunice Lillian Chapman.
Neal O.<Otto L<Neil<John F<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis

Neil Otto Scalf, son of Otto Levy Scalf and Eunice Lillian Chapman, was born about 1911 in California. (1920 census of Alameda Co. CA)

Neil Otto Scalf married first to Georgina Marie Weidemann and they had one son.

Child of Neil Otto Scalf and Georgina Marie Weidemann:

1)    George Neil Scalf. George had three daughters.  Elizabeth, Victoria and Katherine. (Courtesy of Georgianna Morse Alcazar)

Neil Otto Scalf then married Mary Margaret Martin and they had one child.

Child of Neil Otto Scalf and Margaret May Martin:

1)      Carrolyn Mae Scalf. Carrolyn married _______Morse.  Carrolyn has five children; Karin, Neil, Joseph, Michael and Georgianna. (Courtesy of Georgianna Morse Alcazar)

 

(Photograph - courtesy of Vicky Daniels)

 

 

 

(Photograph of Neil Scalf & his grandmother, Mary Helen Ferguson Scalf) (Photograph - courtesy of Vicky Daniels)

Email from Georgianna:

“My Mother's brother (my uncle) is the late George Neil Scalf son of Neil Otto Scalf, Grandson to Otto Levy Scalf, etc.... Neil Otto Scalf only had 2 children. Son: George with wife Georgina Marie Wiedemann & Daughter: Carrolyn with wife Margaret May Martin. No other children. George Neil Scalf has 3 daughters (my 1st cousins) Elizabeth, Victoria, Katherine. Carolyn Mae Scalf had 5 children, Karin, Neil, Joseph, Michael, Georgianna.” (Courtesy of Georgianna Morse Alcazar)


1940 Alameda CO CA                        17 April 1940                 Emeryville

MARTON, Harrietta M. Head 42 1898 MO               Widow
SCALF, Margaret M.                Dau 21 1919 CA
               Carolyn M. G-dau   1 1939 CA

 

GEORGE NEAL SCALF
Son of
Neal Otto Scalf & Georgia Weidmann
George N.<Neal O.<Otto L<Neil<John F<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis

1940 Alameda CO CA                        10 April 1940                    Oakland

WIEDMAN, George Head 51 1889 Germ
            Anna Wife 47 1893 Germ
            Georgia Dau 27 1913 CA
            Albert G.  Son 25 1915 CA
SCALF, Neal G. G-son   9 1931 CA


 

LEO CEPHUS SCALF
Son of
John Francis Scalf & Mary Helen Ferguson
Leo< John Francis Scalf<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis

Leo Cephus Scalf, son of John Francis Scalf and Mary Helen Ferguson, was born February 4, 1889 and died August 1979 at Oakland (Alameda Co.) CA. (SS Index)

Leo married Virginia Davis. Leo and Virginia were found on the census records of 1920 and 1930.

SS INDEX:

NAME:  LEO SCALF
BIRTH DATE: 4 Feb 1889.
DEATH DATE:  Aug 1979.
AGE: 90
PLACE OF LAST RESIDENCE:  Oakland, Alameda, CA 94619
PLACE ISSUED:  Oakland, Alameda , CA 94619 
SS-5 Letter  

 

(Photograph - courtesy of Vicky Daniels)

 

 

Photograph of Leo & Virginia Davis Scalf - circa 1940 (Photograph - courtesy of Vicky Daniels)


1920 Alameda CO CA                      5 January 1920          Oakland Township

SCALF, Leon C. Head 30 1890 TN VA IA
(Davis) Virginia E.  Wife 22 1898 OH OH OH
         Pauline J. Dau 3 10/12 1916 CA TN OH
         Howard L. Son 1 7/12 1918 CA TN OH


1930 Alameda CO CA                      14 April 1930             Oakland

SCALF, Leo C. Head 41 1889 TN VA IA
          Virginia  Wife 32 1898 OH OH OH
          Pauline  Dau 14 1916 CA TN OH
          Howard   Son 11 1919 CA TN OH
HYLER, Graham Lodger 30 1900 NY NY NY

Howard Scalf, son of Leo and Virginia Davis Scalf, was hit and killed October 30, 1933 by an automobile at the age of 15. Howard was pulling a wagon of wood at the time of the accident.  A friend was injured in the accident, but survived.

Newspaper article concerning death of Howard Scalf   Part 1 - Part 2

Litigation concerning death of Howard Scalf

Link to newspaper article on settlement for Mrs. Virginia Scalf

1940 Alameda CO CA                        4 April 1940                       Oakland

SCALF, Leo Head 50 1890 TN
          Virginia Wife 42 1898 OH


WWII REGISTRATION CARD 

Name: Leo Cephus Scalf
Place of Residence: 681 30th Street, Oakland, CA
Telephone #: Higate 7064
Age: 53
Date of birth: February 4, 1889             Link to document
Place of birth: Shelby CO TN
Name of person who will know your address: D. H. Lagrone
Employer's name and address: East Bay Electric CO
Place of employment: 140 12th Street - Oakland, CA 

Photograph of Pauline Scalf - daughter of Leo & Virginia Scalf

Pauline married Stanley Peterson.

Photograph of Stanley and Pauline Scalf Peterson 1940’s  (Photograph - courtesy of Vicky Daniels)

  

MARY ELLA SCALF
Daughter of
John Francis Scalf & Mary Helen Ferguson
Mary<John Francis Scalf<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis

Mary Ella Scalf, daughter of John Francis Scalf and Mary Helen Ferguson, was born about 1895 according to the 1930 census. Mary married Lindsey McKinstry and they were found on the 1930 census of Alameda County. Elizabeth Mitzel was listed as a step-daughter to Lindsey McKinstry; however, we have no information on a prior marriage for Mary Ella.

1930 Alameda CO CA                      12 April 1930             Berkeley

MCKINSTRY, Lindsley C. Head 46 1884 PA PA PA
             Mary E. Wife 35 1895 TN WV IL
MITZEL, Elizabeth Step-dau 11 1919 CA MO TN

  

JOHN IVAN SCALF
Son of
John Francis Scalf & Mary Helen Ferguson
John I< John Francis Scalf<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis

John Ivan Scalf, son of John Francis Scalf and Mary Helen Ferguson, was born September 1, 1899 in Memphis (Shelby Co.) Tennessee and died October 1976 at the age of 77 years old in Oakland (Alameda Co.) California.  John Ivan Scalf is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA

John married Mary E. _____ (maiden name unknown).  John and Mary were found on the 1930 census of Alameda County, CA only. John’s sister, Allie, (Stella) was living with them in 1930.

 

SS INDEX:

Name:  John Scalf
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1899
Death Date: Oct 1976
AGE:  77
LAST RESIDENCE:  Oakland, Alameda, CA 94621
Last Benefit:  Not specified.
Issued:  California  

1930 Alameda CO CA                      15 April 1930                Albany

SCALF, J. Ivan Head 30 1900 TN VA IL  
           Mary E. Mother 70 1860 IL IL IL Widow
LAGRONE, Allie Sister 53 1877 IN VA IL  


1930 Alameda CO CA                      15 April 1930                Berkley

SCALF, Ivan J. Head 40 1900 TN
           Mary E. Mother 80 1860 IL
LAGRONE, Almeda           Sister 63 1877 IA

        

HENRY B. SCALF
Son of
Benjamin Scalf & Eleanor Narcissus Thomas
Henry B<Benjamin, Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Henry B. Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf and Eleanor Thomas, was born about 1843 in Indiana and died October 20, 1902 in Grant County, Indiana. Henry married Lucinda Anglin/Anglon March 13, 1867 at Kosciusko County, Indiana. (Indiana Marriage Collection, courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Indiana Marriage Collection

Name: Henry B Scalf
Spouse Name: Lucinda Anglin
Marriage Date: 13 Mar 1867
Marriage County: Kosciusko
Source Title 1: Kosciusko County Indiana
Source Title 2: Marriages 1846-1891
Source Title 3: Brides Compiled by Ruth M Slevin 1972
Book: C
OS Page: 487
 

In 1870, Henry and Lucinda were living in Marshall County, Indiana. They had one child, Mary, born about 1868.

1870 Marshall CO IN           6 August 1870            Bourbon

SCALF, Henry M 27 1843 TN
              Lucinda F 20 1850 IN
              Mary E. F   2 1868 IN
PICKETT, J.W. M 49 1821 OH
PICKETT, Samuel M   6 1864 OH

When the census was enumerated on June 5, 1880, Henry was boarding with James Rowley in Elkhart, Indiana. By June 18, 1880 Henry was living with his family once again. Henry and Lucinda had three children at this time, Mary, Effa, and Burty.

1880 Elkhart CO IN             5 June 1880                Elkhart

ROWLEY, James Head 29 1851 NY NY NY
                Lydia Wife 20 1860 MI MI MI
                Frankie E. Son   2 1878 IN NY MI
                Maud Dau 11/12 1879 IN NY MI
SCALF, Henry Boarder 37 1843 IN NC NC


1880 Elkhart CO IN             18 June 1880                Goshen

SCALF, Henry Head 37 1843 IN PA PA
           Lucinda Wife 29 1851 IN VA IN
           Mary A. Dau 12 1868 IN IN IN
           Effa Dau   7 1873 IN IN IN
           Burty Dau   5 1875 IN IN IN

 By 1900, Henry was living in Grant County, Indiana at the National Military Home. He had been a soldier of the late Civil War.

1900 Grant IN           16 June 1900              Marion Branch, National Military Home

SCALF, Henry B. M 56 1844 Widower

Henry joined Company E. of the 129th Indiana Infantry during the war.  

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
 

Name: Henry B. Scalf
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Indiana
Regiment Name: 129 Indiana Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 129th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
COMPANY: E
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Rank Out Expanded: Corporal
Film Number: M540 roll 67

Henry B. Scalf died October 20, 1902 in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers located in Grant CO, IN. (Link to document)

The National Asylum for disabled Civil War volunteers was established by Congress in 1865, and was renamed the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in 1873. (It became known as the National Military Home, and colloquially as the Old Soldiers Home). It was originally funded by various fines and by pensions, but in 1875 Congress began appropriating money directly for it. In 1930, President Hoover combined the National Home and the Veterans Bureau (created after World War I) into the Veterans Administration – (Internet source)

Henry was listed as “widowed” on the 1900 census; however, it appears that Henry and Lucinda had gone their separate ways. Lucinda had remarried to Charles Hopper and they were found living at Elkhart, Indiana in 1900. In 1910, Lucinda stated she was the mother of four children with three living.

1900 Elkhart CO IN             2-4 June 1900             Elkhart Township     Goshen 

HOPPER, Charles Head 50 Jan 1850 MI NY PA
               Lucinda Wife 49 Jul 1850 IN VA Ukn
SCALF, Bertie S-dau 25 May 1875 IN IN IN
SCALF, Frank S-son 16 Jul 1883 IN IN IN


1910 Elkhart CO IN             16 April 1910             Elkhart Township     Goshen 

HOPPER, Charles Head 59 1851 MI NY NT Married 14 years  
            Lucinda  Wife 59 1851 IN VA VA Married 14 years 4 children born, 3 living
SCALF, Bertie E. S-dau 34 1876 IN IN IN    

 Children of Henry B. Scalf and Lucinda Anglon:

     1) Mary Scalf born about 1868.
     2) Effa Scalf born about 1873.
     3)
 Burty/Bertie Scalf born May 1875.
     4)
 Frank Scalf born July 1883. 

 

EFFA J. SCALF
Daughter of
Henry B. Scalf & Lucinda Anglon
Effa<Henry B<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Effa Scalf, daughter of Henry B. Scalf and Lucinda Anglon, was born March 1873 in Indiana. We have no death date for Effa. She married Herman Bartels November 17, 1892 at Elkhart, Indiana. It does not appear that Effa and Herman had any children.

Name: Effie Seolf
Spouse Name: Herman Bartels
Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1892
Marriage County: Elkhart
Source Title 1: Elkhart County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1850-1920 Inclusive Volum
Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Gos
Book: 9
OS Page: 131


1900 Elkhart CO IN             12 & 13 June 1900                 Elkhart Township

BARTELL, Herman Head 37 Apr 1863 IN Germ Germ  
              Effie Wife 27 Mar 1873 IN IN IN No children born
WYSONG, Guy Nephew   5 Feb 1895 IN   -   -  

 
1910 Elkhart CO IN             23 April 1910             Goshen Ward           

BARTELLS, Herman M. Head 48 1862 IN Germ Germ
               Effie J. Wife 37 1873 IN Ukn IN
WYSONG, Guy M. Nephew 15 1895 IN IN IN


1920 Elkhart CO IN                        8 January 1920                        Elkhart

BARTEL, Herman F. Head 59 1861 IN Germ Germ
            Jane Wife 47 1873 IN IN IN


1930 Elkhart CO IN                         12 April 1930                             Goshen  

BARTELL, Herman Head 67 1863 IN Germ Germ
             Effie Wife 56 1874 IN US US



BERTIE ESTELLA SCALF
Daughter of
Henry B. Scalf & Lucinda Anglon
Bertie<Henry B<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Bertie Estella Scalf, daughter of Henry B. Scalf and Lucinda Anglon, was born May 4, 1875 in Indiana. A marriage record for Bertie was found online at Indiana Marriage Indexes.

 

Groom: Harry Landon
Groom's race: White
Groom's date of birth: 08 Sep 1887
Groom's place of birth: Ligonier, , Indiana
Groom's residence: Goshen, , Indiana
Groom's father: Samuel Landon
Groom's mother: Irena Conrad
Bride: Estella Scalf
Bride's race: White
Bride's date of birth: 04 May 1875
Bride's place of birth: Goshen, , Indiana
Bride's residence: Goshen, , Indiana
Bride's father: Henry Scalf
Bride's mother: Lucinda Anglin
Date of license: 30 Jan 1915
County of license: Elkhart
Date of marriage: 30 Jan 1915
Place of marriage: Elkhart, Indiana
Digital folder number: 4540487

 

1930 Elkhart CO IN                         12 April 1930                             Goshen  

LANDON, Harry Head 49 1881 IN IN IN
            Bertie Wife 52 1878 IN IN IN

 

FRANCES MARION “FRANK” SCALF
Son of
Henry B. Scalf & Lucinda Anglon
Frank<Henry B<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Francis “Frank” Marion Scalf, son of Henry B. Scalf and Lucinda Anglon was born July 1883. We do not have a death date for Frank. He married Esther McCloughen January 25, 1904 in Elkhart, Indiana. (Indiana Marriages Online

Groom: Francis M Scalf
Bride: Esther Mccloughen
Date of license: 25 Jan 1904
County of license: Elkhart
Date of marriage: 25 Jan 1904
Place of marriage: Elkhart, Indiana
Digital folder number: 4540482
Number of images: 1

Frank and Esther had one known child, Berdina Irene Scalf.


1910 Elkhart CO IN             27 April 1910             Elkhart Township     Goshen

SCALF, Frank Head 25 1885 IN IN IN  
           Esther Wife 21 1889 IN IN IN 1 child born, 1 living
           Berdinia Dau   7 1903 IN IN IN (married Lloyd D. Botts)
BOWEN, William Boarder 47 1863 OH OH OH  

 
1920 Elkhart CO IN             5 January 1920             Elkhart Township      Goshen

SCALF, Frank Head 31 1889 IN IN IN
       Esther Wife 30 1890 IN IN IN
       Berdina  Dau 17 1903 IN IN IN


 

BERDINA IRENE SCALF
Daughter of
Frank Scalf & Esther McCloughen
Berdina I<Frank M<Henry B<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Berdina Irene Scalf, daughter of Francis M. “Frank” Scalf and Esther McCloughen, was born January 9, 1903 in Goshen, Indiana. Berdina married first to Lloyd Donald Botts September 4, 1920 in Elkhart County, Indiana. He was born September 27, 1901 in Millersburg, Indiana.

There were three Berdina Scalf’s living during this time period and are easily confused. As discussed earlier, Anna Berdina Scalf, daughter of William Lewis Scalf, was born about 1884 and never married. (Virgil Scalf)

 

 Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959

Groom:

 

 

Lloyd Donald Botts

Groom's race: White
Groom's date of birth: 27 Sep 1901
Groom's place of birth: Millersburg, , Indiana
Groom's residence: Goshen, , Indiana
Groom's father: Daniel Botts
Groom's mother: Zoa Ott
Bride: Berdina Scalf
Bride's race: White
Bride's date of birth: 09 Jan 1903
Bride's place of birth: Goshen, , Indiana
Bride's residence: Goshen, , Indiana
Bride's father: Frank Scalf
Bride's mother: Esther Mccluen
Date of license: 04 Sep 1920
County of license: Elkhart
Date of marriage: 04 Sep 1920
Place of marriage: Elkhart, Indiana
Digital folder number: 4540489
Number of images: 1

(Indiana Marriages online)

We believe Berdina married twice for a marriage was found for Berdina Irene Botts in Lagrange, Indiana. Berdina married second to Edmund E. Fritz. Edmund was born June 9, 1903 the son of Charles W. and Cora L. Fritz. (Indiana Marriage Index)

1930 Elkhart CO IN                10 April 1930          Goshen

BOTTS, Lloyd D. Head 28 1902 IN OH IN
             Berdina Wife 28 1902 IN IN IN
             Corbett Son   5 1925 IN IN IN
BOWEN, William Boarder 68 1862 OH OH OH


Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959

Groom: Edmund E Fritz
Groom's race: W
Groom's date of birth: 09 Jun 1903
Groom's place of birth: Waterloo, Dekalb, Indiana
Groom's residence: Ligonier, , Indiana
Groom's father: Charles W Fritz
Groom's mother: Cora L Fritz
Bride: Berdina Irene Botts
Bride's race: W
Bride's date of birth: 09 Jan 1903
Bride's place of birth: Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana
Bride's residence: Topeka,  Indiana
Bride's number of marriage: once
Bride's father: Frank Scalf
Bride's mother: Esther Mccloughen
Date of license: 20 Oct 1934
County of license: Lagrange
Date of marriage: 20 Oct 1934
Place of marriage: Lagrange, Indiana
Digital folder number: 4839126
Number of images: 1

(Indiana Marriages online)
 

CORBETT NEAL BOTTS
Son of
Lloyd Donald Botts & Berdina Irene Botts
Corbett Botts<Berdina I. Scalf<Frank M<Henry B<Benjamin Jr<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Corbett Neal Botts, son of Berdina Irene Scalf and Lloyd Donald Botts, was born February 20, 1925 in Indiana. Corbett married Patricia Joanne Reynolds. She was born August 24, 1931 in Niles, Michigan, the daughter of Raymond Rodney Reynolds and Mabel Mullins. Berdina’s name is stated as Berdina Lorene Scalf on this record; however, she is listed as Irene on other records. We have no further information on this family. 

Spouse: Lloyd Donald Botts
Child: Corbett Neal Botts

 

Groom: Corbett Neal Botts
Groom's race: White
Groom's date of birth: 20 Feb 1925
Groom's place of birth: Goshen, , Indiana
Groom's residence: Elkhart, , Indiana
Groom's number of marriage: 1
Groom's father: Lloyd Donald Botts
Groom's mother: Berdina Lorene Scalf
Bride: Patricia Joanne Reynolds
Bride's race: White
Bride's date of birth: 24 Aug 1931
Bride's place of birth: Niles, , Michigan
Bride's residence: Elkhart, , Indiana
Bride's father: Raymond Rodney Reynolds
Bride's mother: Mabel Mullins
Date of license: 12 Jul 1951
Date of marriage: 14 Jul 1951
Digital folder number: 4540511
Number of images: 1

(Indiana Marriages online)

 

JOHN R. SCALF
Son of
Benjamin Scalf & Ceely Ann Keziah
 John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

John R. Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf and Ceely Ann Keziah, was born about 1815 and died 1872 in Putnam County, Missouri. (Cemetery stone of Union Grove Cemetery, courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates) 

We are indebted to Lorna Carol Bates and Wendy Klosterman, for most of our information on this family. Lorna has diligently researched this family for many years and the author was very fortunate to meet Lorna and her husband, John, when they made a trip to Murphy, North Carolina and went out of their way to visit me on their trip. We enjoyed our visit very much, but unfortunately it did not last long enough. Wendy had planned to come with Lorna but had to cancel her plans and I regret not having the opportunity to meet Wendy. Wendy has traveled over the Iowa/Illinois counties and collected a lot of information on the line of Benjamin Scalf to help us connect and document this line. We are indebted to both Wendy and Lorna for their help.  

We will begin this segment with several excerpts from Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry P. Scalf in order to explain why the author believes that John should be added to the Benjamin Scalf chapter.  It was believed by both Henry and Elmer Scalf, author of Scalf Family History that this John Scalf was a son of John Scalf, Jr. and Martha “Patsy” Counts Scalf. We have no factual information to share with you that would explain why they felt John belonged in the John Scalf, Jr. family other than the fact that Patsy made a statement in Rogersville, Tennessee in 1845 that she and John had 14 children. The fact that a lot of those children do not appear on census records might be the reason they felt this John Scalf to be one of those children; however, this is only speculation and nothing has been stated to this author by Elmer Scalf to suggest this. The fact that John R. Scalf was born 1815 and would not have appeared on census records in his parent’s home might be part of the reason for Henry and Elmer placing him in John Jr.’s family.

When Henry wrote his book on the Scalf family, he and Elsie Payne Archer wrote letters to Scalf family members all over the United States trying to solicit help in placing family members in the correct line; however, many of those letters went unanswered and letters that were answered were not often very helpful for many folks did not know farther back than grandparents. It was a difficult task to put together so many family lines at that time. Henry and Elmer did not have access to family members as we do now but, overall they did a commendable job with what they had to work with.

Henry corresponded with Mrs. Della Ray Marvin on this branch of the family and I have pulled excerpts from his book concerning what Mrs. Marvin had to say about John R. Scalf.

"Our record goes back to 1815, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to the birth of John Scalf. Little is known of his early life in Pennsylvania but we do know that he came to the northwest part of Missouri in 1840. There he married and though the name of his wife is not known we do know that they had two boys whose names were Wess and Frank. Sometime after the birth of the youngest boy his wife died. John, being a man who loved to travel, left the two boys with a Mr. Young in Unionville, Missouri, and began a long interval as a roaming man. He first made his way to California in 1849, along with, thousands of other people who had dreams of making a fortune in the Gold Rush of '49. Unlike many of those anxious people, John Scalf was fortunate enough to 'strike it rich.' He tired of the life of a miner or else the strike ended. At any rate the next record we have of our ancestor is further wandering. He boarded a ship and sailed around Cape Horn and landed at Philadelphia.

The urge to see his sons and the old home in Missouri caused him to board a train that would take him home again. He discovered that he would have a four-hour wait at the depot in Philadelphia and while he was waiting his attention was drawn to a little house just across the street from the station. His gaze kept going to the little old man who was sitting on the porch. Something about the old fellow seemed to draw John to him. The impulse to go across and speak to the old man grew stronger and stronger and just when John had decided to go speak to him the train pulled into the station and John left on it. Years later, when John's brother Louis (Lewis) came to Missouri, he told a story that explained the attraction of the old man to John and caused John much sorrow as the years went by. Louis brought the news that the old man reading the newspaper on the porch of that little house was none other than John's own father whom he had not seen since he left his home in Pennsylvania in his youth.

Upon his return to Missouri, John met and married Ann Eliza Tate in 1856. His older sons were both soldiers in the Civil War. Frank was killed but Wess returned and reared two children. John and Eliza had five children: James Allen (my grandfather), Sally, Elizabeth, Arminda, and Evalyne.”


(Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter XIV, Miscellaneous Scalf Families, Putnam County, Missouri Scalfs)

Note that Mrs. Marvin believed that John was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; however, the records will show that John was likely born in either North Carolina or Tennessee. She mentions his brother Louis (Lewis) moving to Missouri and the records show that Lewis Scalf married Nancy Koziah (Keziah) in Washington County, Tennessee in 1829. Lewis and Nancy moved to McDonough County, Illinois along with Lewis’ father, Benjamin Scalf, Sr. by 1836. Benjamin patented land there in January of 1836 and his son, Lewis, patented land there later in the same year. Lewis’ wife, Nancy, died in McDonough County, Illinois and he remarried to the widow Ruth Osborne. Lewis and Ruth then moved over to Putnam County, Missouri near John and his second wife, Ann Eliza Tate. (See sections on Benjamin Scalf, Sr. and Lewis Scalf)

Mrs. Roy Scalf, a daughter-in-law of James Allen Scalf, son of John R. Scalf and Eliza Tate corresponded with a friend of the author, Mrs. Jean Grier and Mrs. Grier sent copies of her letters to me: 

"It just does not jive with what my father-in-law told time and again of his father John leaving home at age 15 because he couldn't get along with his step-mother.  Our John was born 1815 - so his father would have had to be remarried by 1830 or before.  Also, John saw his father sitting on a porch in Pa.  (See Elmer's book-pages 156 and 157).  Since our John is supposed to have taken land in1850 in what was then Dodge Co., later in 1853 it became Putnam County, MO…" 

She goes on to state "our John homesteaded land 1850, name John R. Scalf.  In 1850 - John Jr. and wife Martha was probably in Scott County, VA. (Page 157)" (Courtesy of Jean Scalf Grier)

In our research we find that John R. Scalf married first to Malinda Wood January 17, 1837 in Lewis County, MO (Missouri marriages).  She was born 1800 - 1815 in MO and died in MO.  John and Malinda had two sons, John Wesley and Benjamin Franklin Scalf.

Link to marriage record of John Scalf and Malinda Wood (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

A John Scalf married Mary Ette Hiles November 22, 1849 in Dubuque County, Iowa. However, we have been unable to verify who this John Scalf was.  

We know that John R. Scalf was in Putnam County, Missouri by 1852 because he had purchased land there at that time.

Link to Land Plat of John R. Scalf (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

Deeds were registered in 1856 and 1857; however, this might have been from the purchase of 1852.

Link to deeds  6314   6315   6316). (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

John then married Ann Elizabeth (Eliza) Tate February 24, 1856 in Unionville, MO. She was the daughter of Andrew Tate and Elizabeth Bruce. (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

According to her death certificate, Ann Eliza was born June 25, 1851 in Putnam County MO and died November 26, 1911 in Putnam County MO.

(Link to John Scalf and Ann Eliza Tate marriage document) (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Link to death certificate of Ann Eliza Tate Scalf (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Living nearby the family of John and Ann Eliza (Tate) Scalf in Putnam County, Missouri is John’s brother, Lewis Scalf and wife, Ruth Osborne Scalf, along with Lewis’ son, William Scalf and his wife, Matilda Jane Osborne Scalf.

1860 Putnam CO MO                    21 September 1850                    Jackson Township

SCALF, Lewis M 53 1807 NC
           Ruth F 45 1815 IN
           James M 18 1842 TN
           John M 17 1844 TN
           George M 15 1846 IL
           Henry M 15 1846 IL
           Lydia F 11 1849 IL
OSBURN, Joseph M 14 1846 IL


1860 Putnam MO      21 September 1860                Jackson Township

SCALF, William M 30 1830 TN
              Matilda F 23 1837 IL
              William M   7 1853 IL
              James M   4 1856 IL
              Daniel M   2 1858 IL

To establish the family relationship of John R. Scalf and Lewis Scalf, we have relied on letters from family members written to Henry P. Scalf, along with other available records. Although a will naming John R. Scalf as Benjamin’s son would certainly establish him as Benjamin’s son, we feel the evidence found lends a significant amount of support to this theory. The author has listed here the letter written to Henry P. Scalf from Mrs. Della Rae Marvin of Washington:

“This branch of the Scalf family is headed by John Scalf, native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Most of the early history of this branch is tradition. Evidence that John was born in Pennsylvania is slight and persons interested in the family history do not accept the statement that he was born in Pennsylvania as incontrovertible. One bit of interesting tradition still extant is that John had a brother Lewis, leading to the inference that both were probable nephews of Lewis Scalf, son of James.

One researcher of this branch of the Scalf family is Mrs. Della Rae Marvin, 2509 Kulshan St., Bellingham, Washington. (1961) Traditionary stories of the family were passed to her by her great-grandfather, James Allen Scalf (1861-1949) and her grandfather, Charles Vestal Scalf (born 1895), both of Lucerne, Missouri.

James Allen Scalf, son of John Scalf, was born April 5, 1861, at Lucerne; married Sarah J. Scott, 1885; died Sept. 14, 1949. Charles Vestal Scalf, son of James Allen and Sarah J. Scott Scalf, was born August 2, 1895, at Lucerne; married Mary E. Gleason, August 16, 1916; was still living and residing at Unionville, Missouri, in 1961. ''One daughter of Charles Vestal and Mary Opal Scalf, born August 25, 1919, at Lucerne; married Floyd E. Rupe, March 9, 1935. They are parents of the family researcher, Mrs. Della Rae Marvin, of Bellingham, Washington.”

Mrs. Della Rae Marvin stated that this John Scalf came from Pennsylvania. However, we have been unable to verify that John R. Scalf, or any of this Scalf family was in Pennsylvania. John was born in Washington County, Tennessee and left the area 1830-1838 and we believe he is the same John Scelf found on the Van Buren County, Iowa which census of 1838 which was the 1838 Wisconsin Territorial Census at that time.


1838 Van Buren County Iowa Census                         Wisconsin Territory


SEELF/SCELF, John

Male

Female

Total
1 2 3

There were two females in the home at this time but we have no way of knowing how old they were. We believe one of the females was Malinda Wood Scalf, the first wife of John R. Scalf. It is possible that one of the females was a child, but if so, the child must have died because no one in the family knows of a daughter. It could have been a sister, mother, or even a daughter from a prior marriage of Malinda.

The 1838 Wisconsin Territorial Census of the recently established Van Buren County was alphabetized from the original document by Mrs. Gerald Reynolds, Des Moines, Iowa. The original of this manuscript is in the Iowa Department of History and Archives. (Van Buren County, Iowa GenWeb)

The above territorial census was once available online; however, the link to this census is dead and it is no longer available as a free census. Therefore, a reference link cannot be listed.

The information from land records, tax records, censuses and letters of Mrs. Della Rae Marvin and Mrs. Roy Scalf appears to tie Lewis of McDonough County to John Scalf of Putnam County, Missouri. 

In the home of John in Van Buren County, Iowa in 1840 is listed two males aged 20-30, one male 5 or under and one female 30-40; four persons total. One male is no doubt, John and the younger male is likely a son of John and his wife, Malinda Wood Scalf. One of the females in the home in 1838 is missing on this census.

1840 Van Buren Co. IA

SCELF, John      

1 male < 5 (1835 - 1840)
2 males 20 - 30 (1810 - 1820
1 female 30 - 40 (1800 - 1810)

In the neighborhood of John Scalf on this census was Jesse Smith, believed to be the father of Sarah Jane Smith Scalf, who later married Isaac Scalf. The author has long believed that the male in the home of John Scalf in Van Buren County, Iowa in 1840 was Isaac Scalf.

John did not appear on the 1847 Van Buren County, Iowa Territorial census and is believed to have left the area at this time; however, Isaac Scalf does appear as head of house on this census. This census only names the head of house and the number of people living in the home. The census lists Isaac as head of house with a total of three people in the home. Isaac had married Sarah Jane Smith in 1845 and they might have had a child at this time. Jesse Smith, Sarah Jane’s father, is still living in the area with 8 people in the home.

1847 VAN BUREN COUNTY IOWA CENSUS

SCOLF            Isaac          3               (Van Burn County, Iowa GenWeb)

In 1850, John was not found on any census record and this might have been when he was traveling according to Mrs. Marvin, or he might have simply been missed by the enumerator on the 1850 census.

The only John Scalf of any spelling found in the area in 1850 is a John Scarf in Henry County, Iowa. We have been unable to identify this John Scarf/Scalf at this time, but he was born around 1809 in Maryland and does not appear to be from any line of these families.

1850 Henry Co. Iowa            5 September 1850      Division 2 - Trenton Township

SCARF, John M 41 1809 MD
       Laura F 35 1815 MD
       William M 13 1837 OH
       John M 12 1838 OH
       James M 11 1839 OH
       Samuel M   9 1841 OH
       Mary   F   6 1844 IA
       Rebecca F   4 1846 IA
       Edmund  M 6/12 1850 IA

James, Rebecca and Emily Scott (born in Illinois) were living in the neighborhood on this census. They may or may not have been related to James Allen Scalf’s wife, Sarah Jane Scott. The John Scarf listed above may not have been part of the Scalf family; however, the author has listed this information in the event that someone might recognize this family.

As stated above, John left the area after his wife Malinda Wood Scalf had died, and John left their children with the William Young family in Wapello County, Iowa. Although we do not know at this time if this family was related to the Scalf family, Jane Young, wife of William Young, was born in Tennessee.

Note that Wesley Scalf was born in Iowa as well as his brother, Benjamin. Benjamin was born in 1845 and Wesley in 1842 by estimation on this census. However, there was a male in John’s home in 1840 that might have been Wesley and if so, he was born before 1842.  

1850 Putnam CO MO                    27 August 1850                 District 13

YOUNG, William M 62 1788 London, England
                Jane F 51 1799 TN
                William M. M 27 1823 TN
                 John D. M 25 1825 TN
                 Mary L. F 19 1831 TN
                 Elizabeth     F 19 1831 TN
                 Giles M 17 1833 TN
SCALF, Wesley M   8 1842 IA
SCALF, Benjamin F. M   5 1845 IA

The next record of John was the land purchase of 1852. John disappears from records after 1840 and legend has it that he went to California to try his luck in the gold rush. This may be true.

He then married Ann Eliza Tate February 24, 1856 in Unionville, MO and appears on the 1860 census of Putnam County. Eliza’s mother, Elizabeth Bruce Tate was living in the home in 1860. Her maiden name was sent to the author by Lorna Carol Bates, a descendant of this family.

John Wesley and Benjamin Franklin Scalf, sons of John and Malinda Wood Scalf, were at home with John and Eliza on the 1850 census; however, by 1861 John Wesley had enlisted in Company M, 7th Regiment of the Missouri Calvary. Brother Benjamin followed January 22, 1862 and enlisted in Company C, 1st Regiment of the Missouri State Militia. John survived the war but Benjamin lived only three months after his enlistment and died April 11, 1862 at Laclede, Missouri of “Brain Fever.” (Military file of Benjamin F. Scalf courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1860 Putnam CO MO                     21 September 1860                Jackson Township

SCALF, John M 45 1815 NC
           Eliza F 28 1822 MO
           John W. M 16 1844 IA
           Benj. M 14 1846 IA
           Arminda F   3 1857 MO
           Elizabeth F   1 1859 MO
TATE, Elizabeth F 53 1807 KY

1870 Putnam CO MO                       22 June 1870              Jackson Township 

SCALF, John M 55 1815 KY
         Eliza A.   F 39 1831 MO
         Amanda F 13 1857 MO
         Betsy J.  F 11 1859 MO
         James A. M   9 1861 MO
         Malinda F   6 1864 MO
         Sarah F   2 1868 MO

 Estate of John Scalf: Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4 - Page 5 - Page 6   (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

John R. Scalf died 1870 according to a land deed issued from Ann Eliza Tate Scalf to her son, James Allen Scalf in 1903. John’s headstone states he died 1872. John was head of house in Putnam County in 1870; therefore, if he died in 1870 he likely died after June 22.

Link to deed from Ann Eliza to James Allen Scalf - Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3   (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

Ann Eliza was listed as head of house in 1880. Leonard A. Scalf, a grandson of Ann Eliza, son of Arminda, was living in the home.

1880    Putnam CO MO                    4 June 1880                Jackson Township   

SCALF, Anna E. Head 49 1831 MO KY KY Widow
            Amanda Dau 23 1857 MO TN MO (should be Arminda) 
            Betsy J. Dau 21 1859 MO TN MO  
            James A. Son 19 1861 MO TN MO  
            Malinda E. Dau 16 1864 MO TN MO  
            Sarah S. Dau 12 1868 MO TN MO  
            Leonard A. G-son   1 1879 MO MO MO

By 1900 Ann Eliza had turned the home place over to her son, James Allen Scalf, and was living in the home with his family. She was not found after this census although she did not die until November 26, 1911. (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

Census records of her son, James, in 1910 does not show Ann Eliza in the home of his family and she might have been living with another child. In 1900 Ann Eliza stated she had five children with five living.

1900 Putnam CO MO                        1 June 1900                Jackson Township

SCALF, James A. Head 39 Apr 1861 MO TN MO  
(SCOTT), Sarah J. Wife 36 Jan 1864 MO WV MO 6 children living
          Dollie L. Dau 11 Apr 1889 MO MO MO  
          Roy E. Son   9 Mar 1891 MO MO MO  
          Anna E. Dau   7 May 1893 MO MO MO  
          Charles V. Son   4 Aug 1895 MO MO MO  
          Lelie E. Dau   2 Aug 1897 MO MO MO  
          Pell M. Dau 10/12 Aug 1899 MO MO MO  
SCALF, Anna E. Mother 68 Jun 1831 MO TN KY 5 children born, 5 living

 

JOHN WESLEY SCALF
Son of
John R. Scalf & Melinda Wood
 John W<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Wesley Scalf was born about1842 in Putnam Co. MO and died May 25, 1899 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Puget Sound, Washington. John lived at Walla Walla, Washington when he died at the age of 58. The cause of death was alcoholism. (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

Link to death record of John WesleyLine No. 842 (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

John married Maranda Jane Dickson/Dixon March 7, 1865 in Putnam County, MO.  They were married at the home of John Cave.  (Book 1, p 316, Putnam Co. MO marriages, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Link to marriage record of John Wesley Scalf and Marnada Jane Dixon/Dickson (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Children of John Scalf and Maranda Dickson:

     1)
 Willie Scalf. Willie died young and is buried in Putnam County, MO. We assume he is buried in the same cemetery as John and Eliza Ann Tate Scalf, however, we cannot verify this.
     2)
 Phoebe Caroline “Carrie” Scalf.
     3)
 Leonard Wesley Scalf.


1850 Putnam CO MO                    27 August 1850                 District 13

YOUNG, William M 62 1788 London, England
                Jane F 51 1799 TN
                William M. M 27 1823 TN
                 John D. M 25 1825 TN
                 Mary L. F 19 1831 TN
                 Elizabeth     F 19 1831 TN
                 Giles M 17 1833 TN
SCALF, Wesley M   8 1842 IA
SCALF, Benjamin F. M   5 1845 IA


John first appears again as head of house in 1860 Putnam County, Missouri with his second wife, Ann Eliza Tate and their children, along with his two sons by Malinda Wood Scalf, John Wesley and Benjamin F. Scalf.

(Link to John Scalf and Eliza Tate marriage document)

1860 Putnam CO MO                     21 September 1860                Jackson Township

SCALF, John M 45 1815 NC
           Eliza F 28 1822 MO
           John W. M 16 1844 IA
           Benj. M 14 1846 IA
           Arminda F   3 1857 MO
           Elizabeth F   1 1859 MO
TATE, Elizabeth F 53 1807 KY

On July 11, 1861, John W. Scalf enrolled in Company M, 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry. He was honorably discharged at St. Louis, Missouri on November 22, 1864. On December, 19, 1890, John applied for his pension. See pension documents: Document 1, Document 2, Document 3, Document 4, & Document 5(Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)


1870 Putnam CO MO                       23 July 1870               Jackson Township   

SCALF, John W. M 25 1845 IA
(DICKSON) Maranda F 21 1849 MO
                Leonard M   3 1867 MO
                William H. M   2 1868 MO

We believe that William H. was the son Maranda called “Willie” in her letter to James Allen Scalf. Willie was born 1868 and died 1874.

In 1880, John was found living with Ann Eliza’s relatives in Centreville, Oregon.  

1880 Umatilla CO OR           28 June 1880              Centreville

TATE, Morgan Head 33 1847 IL IL IL
         Sarah Wife 26 1854 IL IL IL
         Wesley Son   3 1877 WA IL IL
         William Son 1/12 1880 OR IL IL
SCARF, John Boarder 35 1845 MO MO MO

John’s wife, Maranda, filed for divorce in 1877.

Link to divorce file of John Wesley and Maranda Dickson (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

By 1880, Maranda Dickson Scalf had divorced John and moved to California. She had remarried to Andrew Miller. A daughter, Eva L. Miller, was born about 1881. Either Andrew or Maranda divorced, or Andrew died for she then married a Ledford around 1902.  

In 1908 Maranda wrote a letter to James Allen Scalf, the half-brother of John Wesley, inquiring about some land that had been sold by her husband without her knowledge.

(Letter, part 1)  (Letter, part 2) This letter was transcribed by Lorna Bates.

 
1880 Yolo CO CA                 17 June 1880              Cacheville

MILLER, Andrew Head 33 1847 IA KY KY
            Maranda Wife 31 1849 MO SC KY
SCALF, Leonard S-son 13 1867 MO IA MO
SCALF, Phobe S-dau   6 1874 MO IA MO

In 1910, Maranda was living with her brother-in-law, George Hiatt/Hyatt. We don’t know if Andrew Miller had died or if they had divorced.
  
1910 Yolo CO CA                16 April 1910            Woodland Township

HIATT, George W. Head 82 1838 KY KY TN Widower  
LEDFORD, Marenda J. Sister in law 60 1850 MO Ukn KY Married 8 years 4 children born, 3 living


In 1920 Maranda was living with her daughter Eva and son-in-law James Roseberry. She is listed as a widow on this census. We assume her last husband had died at this time.

1920 Solano CO CA             3 & 5 January 1920        Silveyville Township

ROSEBERRY, James H. Head 41 1879 CA PA CA  
              Eva L. Wife 39 1881 CA IA MO  
              Elizabeth J. Dau 14 1906 CA CA CA  
LEDFORD, Marenda J. Mother in law 70 1850 MO US PA Widow

 

LEONARD WESLEY SCALF
Son of
John Wesley Scalf & Maranda Jane Dixon
Leonard W.< John W.<John R.<Benjamin, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Leonard Wesley Scalf, son of John Wesley Scalf and Maranda (also known as Amanda) Jane Dixon/Dickson was born November 28, 1878 in Putnam County, Missouri. (U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 - courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 He enlisted in the Army on November 24, 1891 in Woodland, CA. He was 25 years old. Leonard stayed in the Army for about 18 months and was discharged on May 31, 1893.  

(see register of enlistments)

Leonard Wesley Scalf appeared on the Yolo County, California Voters Registrations in 1902 thru 1920.

1920 Yolo CO CA                 16 February 1920                  Woodlawn Township

BRAY, Sarah Head 54 1866 CA KY TN
SCALF, Leonard Employee 53 1867 MO MO MO

Leonard was a foreman at the Sarah Bray ranch in Woodland California where he died while doing his chores. (Newspaper article 1)

Note: Leonard W. Scalf died August 7, 1922. (Newspaper article 2)

In the August 9, 1922 issue of the Woodland, CA newspaper, Woodland Daily Democrat, the following notice was posted: Last rites for Leonard W. Scalf, ranch foreman, were held from the Kitto and Wilson Chapel at 2:00 this afternoon. Rev. C.C. Black of the South Methodist Church officiated. Scalf was foreman for the Bray farm for many years. Later, an article from family members thanking everyone for their concern was placed in the newspaper. (Newspaper article 3)  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

 PHOEBE CAROLINE SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf & Maranda Jane Dixon
Phoebe C< John W<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Phoebe Caroline Scalf, daughter of John Wesley and Maranda Dixon/Dickson Scalf, was born about 1874 in Missouri. (Census estimation)

She married Cyrus Warren. In the early 1900’s, Cyrus and Caroline were living in Sacramento CO, CA and later moved to San Francisco, CA. Cyrus was a bartender, drove a brewery truck, and operated a saloon.

1910 San Francisco CO CA                        18 April 1910                        San Francisco

WARREN, Cryus Head 38 1872 CA ME IRE Married 14 years  
           Carrie Wife 36 1874 MO MO MO Married 14 years No children born


1920 San Francisco CO CA                        9 January 1920                        San Francisco

WARREN, P. Cyrus Head 49 1871 CA ME IRE
              P. Carrie Wife 45 1875 MO MO MO
NOGEAL, Gus Roomer 48 1872 RUS RUS GERM
WILLIAMS, David Roomer 40 1880 PA US US

 

EVA L. MILLER
Daughter of
Andrew Miller & Maranda Jane Dixon
Eva L< John W<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Eva L. Miller, daughter of Maranda Dixon/Dickson Scalf-Miller was born September 1880 in California. (1900 Yolo County, CA census) She married James H. Roseberry. We have no further information on this family.  

1900 Yolo CO CA                    4 & 6 June 1910                Woodland Township

ROSEBERRY, James H. Head 22 Feb 1878 CA PA CA  
              Eva L. Wife 19 Sep 1880 CA MO MO Recently married with no children
              Lizzie L. Sister 21 Apr 1879 CA PA CA  
              Etta M. Sister 19 Sep 1880 CA PA CA  


1910 Placer CO CA                    18 April 1910                Roseville

ROSEBERRY, James H. Head 32 1878 CA PA CA  
             Eva J. Wife 27 1883 CA MO CA 2 children born, 1 living
             Elizabeth Dau   5 1905 CA CA CA  


1920 Solano CO CA             3 & 5 January 1920        Silveyville Township

ROSEBERRY, James H. Head 41 1879 CA PA CA  
              Eva L. Wife 39 1881 CA IA MO  
              Elizabeth J. Dau 14 1906 CA CA CA  
LEDFORD, Marenda J. Mother in law 70 1850 MO US PA Widow


1930 Yolo CO CA                    8 April 1930                Winters Township

ROSEBERRY, James Head 52 1878 CA PA CA
            Eva Wife 49 1881 CA US MO

James Heaton Roseberry WWII Registration Card


ELIZABETH JANE ROSEBERRY
Daughter of
James H. Roseberry & Eva J. Miller
Elizabeth Roseberry<Eva L. Miller<Maranda Dixon Scalf Miller

Elizabeth Jane Rosenberry, daughter of James Rosenberry and Eva J. Miller, was born February 9, 1905 in California and died November 6, 1992 in Nevada. Elizabeth married Wallace Kenbrook and was found on the 1930 Alameda County, CA census. No further information.

1930 Alameda CO CA                    5 April 1930                Oakland

KENBROOK, Wallace Head 28 1902 CA TN CA
      Elizabeth Wife 25 1905 CA CA CA


Name:
Elizabeth Jane Zane [Elizabeth Jane Roseberry
Social Security #: 566302406
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 9 Feb 1905
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 6 Nov 1992
Death Place: Nevada
Mother's Maiden Name: Miller
FATHER'S SURNAME: Roseberry


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SCALF
Son of
John R. Scalf & Melinda Wood
 Benjamin F<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Benjamin Franklin Scalf, son of John R. Scalf and Malinda Wood, was born about 1845 (Census) and died April 11, 1862 of brain fever at Laclede County, Missouri.

Name: Benjamin F. Scalf
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Missouri
Regiment Name: 1 Missouri S.M. Cav.
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry
COMPANY: C

Benjamin F. Scalf enlisted in Missouri State Militia, 1st Regiment Cavalry M.S.M., Company C, and was on the Muster Roll from February 17, 1862 until April 30, 1862. However, he died in the hospital at Laclede, Missouri on April 11, 1862 from brain fever which was a term used for meningitis in the Civil War. Benjamin did not receive any pay due to the short time he was in the militia, but his clothing allotment consisted of a jacket, cap, pants, underwear, a pair of socks, overcoat, blanket, and a pair of boots.

Links to military file of Benjamin Franklin Scalf :   PAGE 1 - PAGE 2 - PAGE 3 - PAGE 4 - PAGE 5 (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

1850 Putnam CO MO                    27 August 1850                 District 13

YOUNG, William M 62 1788 London, England
                Jane F 51 1799 TN
                William M. M 27 1823 TN
                 John D. M 25 1825 TN
                 Mary L. F 19 1831 TN
                 Elizabeth     F 19 1831 TN
                 Giles M 17 1833 TN
SCALF, Wesley M 8 1842 IA
SCALF, Benjamin F. M 5 1845 IA

Note:  Benjamin is living with parents in 1860.

1860 Putnam CO MO                     21 September 1860                Jackson Township

SCALF, John M 45 1815 NC
         Eliza F 28 1822 MO
         John W. M 16 1844 IA
         Benj. M 14 1846 IA
         Arminda F   3 1857 MO
         Elizabeth F   1 1859 MO
TATE, Elizabeth F 53 1807 KY

 

 ARMINDA SCALF
Daughter of
John R. Scalf & Ann Eliza Tate

 Arminda<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Arminda Scalf, daughter of John R. Scalf and Ann Eliza Tate, was born about 1857 in Unionville, MO. (Census). She married Isaac Harper December 10, 1880. (Marriage date, courtesy of Ed Scalf) This marriage is recorded in the Putnam County, Missouri marriages and verified by Wendy Klosterman in her research. (Book 3, page 145)

Isaac and Arminda were found on the 1900 census but Isaac died before the 1910 census. We believe Isaac and Arminda spit up before 1908. Ed states that Arminda married John Norman in 1908 in Powersville, Missouri and they were found on the 1910 census of Putnam County, MO.

1900 Putnam Co MO                        13 June 1900                          Union Township

HARPER, Isaac Head 74 Mar 1826 SPN SPN SPN  
         Scalf Wife 43 Jan 1857 MO IL IL 9 children born, 9 living
         Harriett C. Dau 17 Aug 1882 MO SPN MO  
         Sarah E. Dau 15 Nov 1884 MO SPN MO  
         Catherine J. Dau 12 Nov 1887 MO SPN MO  
         Annie E.  Dau 10 Mar 1890 MO SPN MO  
         Leroy W. Son   7 Nov 1892 MO SPN MO  
         Charles J. Son   6 May 1894 MO SPN MO  
         Walter V. Son   4 May 1896 MO SPN MO  
         Minnie M. Dau 2/12 Mar 1900 MO SPN MO  

Note:  Isaac Harper died June 30, 1912. Link to death certificate

From the Missouri birth and death records online, we have a birth record for Annie E., daughter of Isaac and Arminda:

County: Putnam
Roll No.: C 5578
Page: 53
Number: 2329
Date of Return: Mch 20 1890 (Note: March)
Sex: Female
No. of child of this mother: third
Race: White
Date of Birth: March 9 1890
Place of Birth: Jackson Township
Nationality of Father: American
Place of Father’s Birth: VA
Age of Father: 40
Nationality of Mother: American
Place of Mother’s Birth: Putnam Co.
Age of Mother: 34
Full Name of Mother: Armianda Harfrer (Note: Should be Arminda Harper)
Maiden Name of Mother: Scalf
Residence of Mother: Jackson Township
Full Name of Father: Isaac Harfu? (Note: Should be Harper)
Occupation of Father: Farmer
Name and Address of Medical Attendant: W L Downing Unionville MO
Name and Address of Person Making Certificate: W L Downing Unionville MO
Returned by: W L Downing Unionville MO

Ed Scalf, a descendant of this line states that Arminda married John A. Norma in 1910. We have no marriage license for this couple at this time. They were found on the 1910 Putnam County, Missouri census only. John Kellogg was in the home of John and Arminda and listed as a step son-in-law with two children. We do not know which one of the daughters might have been married to John Kellogg at this time but it appears the daughter was deceased.  

1910 Putnam Co MO                        26-28 April 1910                    Lincoln Township

NORMAN, John A. Head 53 1857 MO KY IN  
            Arminda Wife 52 1858 MO US US 11 children born, 9 living
            Elen G-son   9 1901 MO MO MO  
HARPER, Charley Step-son 15 1895 MO MO MO  
           Virgil Step-son 13 1897 MO MO MO  
           Maud Step-dau 10 1900 MO MO MO  
KELLOGG, John Step son in law 29 1881 MO IL IL  
           Roxie Step g-dau   7 1903 MO MO MO  
           Florence Step g-dau   3 1907 MO MO MO  

The name ELEN might have been ALEN on this census since the relation is listed as grandson. We only have information for Leonard Arthur, son of Arminda and Isaac at this time; therefore, the other children are not listed in sections.

The 1915 Iowa State Census listed Arminda Norman as a widow and living in Appanoose County. (Link to census record)
 

LEONARD ALFORD SCALF
Son of
Arminda Scalf

Leonard<Arminda<John<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Leonard Alford Scalf, son of Arminda Scalf, was born November 23, 1878 in Putnam County, Missouri and died September 20, 1951 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri at the age of 72 years, 9 months, and 27 days old. He was a carpenter by occupation. The cause of death was degenerative myocarditis with an underlying condition of embolism and gangrene of the right foot. His mother is listed as Arminda Scalf and his father as John Scalf. His wife, Ella, gave the information.

We believe that John was listed as his father because he lived with his grandfather, John Scalf. Leonard was born before Arminda’s marriage.  

(Link to death certificate)  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Leonard married Ella Columbus Swiger February 25, 1900 in MO. Ella was the daughter of Jasper Swiger and Mariah Chaplin.  She was born October 18, 1872 in West VA, and died December 19, 1953 in MO. Leonard and Ella are buried in the Unionville Cemetery in Putnam County, Missouri. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)

Children of Leonard Scalf and Ella Swiger:

     1) Harry Wortz Scalf - born August 07, 1902, Sullivan County, Missouri and died July 2, 1970, Aurora, CO.
     2) Zelpha Edith Estella Scalf - born October 11, 1904, Lucerne, (Putnam Co) MO; died after 1980; married Chester Frank Jones, February 12, 1922; Chester was born July 15, 1899; died April 15, 1970, Rockford, IL. Burial: Both are buried in the Unionville Cemetery, MO.
     3) Dale Bill Scalf - born August 10, 1907, Putnam County, MO; died August 5,1953 at Denver, CO; married Myrtle Lawson, December 24, 1932 (Book 8, p 214, Putnam Co. MO Marriages, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman) Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, CO. (Obituary of Myrtle Lawson Scalf, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)
     4)
Harold Obert Scalf - born October 09, 1910, Putnam County, MO; died June 28, 1976, Putnam County, MO; married Crystal Fickle; Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, CO. 


1900 Putnam CO MO                        1 June 1900                Jackson Township

SCALF, Leonard A. Head 23 Nov 1876 MO TN MO  
               Ela Wife 26 Oct 1873 WV WV PA No children


1910 Putnam CO MO                       5 & 7 May 1910                     Medicine Township  

SCALF, Lenord A. Head 31 1879 MO OH MO  
            Ella Wife 32 1878 VA VA VA 3 children born, 3 living
            Harry Son   7 1903 MO MO VA  
            Edith Dau   4 1906 MO MO VA  
            Jewel Son   2 1908 MO MO VA  


WWI Registration Card

Name: Leonard Alfred Scalf
Age: 39
Home: Putnam CO, MO                                               (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: November 28, 1878
Employed: Carpenter
Nearest relative: Ella C. Scalf
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color eyes: Brown
Color hair: Light Brown
Date: September 12, 1918


1920 Putnam CO MO                       January 1920             Jackson Township 

SCALF, Leonard Head 40 1880 MO Ukn MO
          Ella C. Wife 47 1873 WV WV PA
          Hary W. Son 17 1903 MO MO WV
          Zelta E. Dau 15 1905 MO MO WV
          Jewell D. Son 12 1908 MO MO WV
          Harold O. Son   9 1911 MO MO WV

 
1930 Putnam CO MO                       9 & 10 April 1930                  Jackson Township

SCALF, Leonard A. Head 52 1878 MO USA MO
           Ella C. Wife 54 1876 WV WV PA
           Jewell D. Son 22 1908 MO MO WV
           Harold O. Son 19 1911 MO MO WV


1940 Putnam CO MO           16 April 1940                     Jackson Township

SCALF, Leonard Head 61 1879 MO
           Ella Wife 67 1873 WV

A few days after the first census report on April 16 Ella is listed with the Walsh family as a housekeeper, and she is divorced.

1940 Washington CO OH                    27 April 1940                    Belpre

WALSH, Peter J. Head 52 1888 OH
             Hannah Sister 65 1875 OH
             Ella Housekeeper 52 1888 WV                 Divorced

Link to history of the Swiger family: PAGE 1 - PAGE 2 (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

 

HARRY WORTZ SCALF
Son of
Leonard Scalf & Ella Swiger

Harry<Leonard<Arminda<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Harry Wortz Scalf was born August 07, 1902 in Sullivan County, Missouri, and died July 2, 1970 in Aurora, CO.  He married first to Edith Golda Watson on June 17, 1923 in Putnam County, Missouri. Edith was the daughter of Willie Watson and Rosie (Nelson?).  She was born December 10, 1898 in Livingston, Iowa, and died December 13, 1947 in Denver, CO. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)

Link to Obit of Edith Watson Scalf (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Harry married second to Pearl Knox on February 11, 1950, she passed away in 1964. Preceeding him in death is brother Jewell Dale “Bill” Scalf. (Obituary of Harry W. Scalf, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Both Harry and Pearl are buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)

Link to Obit of Harry Wortz Scalf (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Children of Harry Wortz Scalf and Edith Watson:

     1) Ralph Leon Scalf - born March 31, 1928, Lucerne, (Putnam Co) MO. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)
    
2)
 Marjorie Eileen Scalf - born November 28, 1924, Putnam County, MO. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf) Marjorie died  November 28, 1924, Putnam County, MO. (Cemetery stones of Union Grove Cemetery, courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)
    
3)
 Carol Max Scalf - born March 16, 1926, Lucerne, (Putnam Co) MO. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf) Max died September 05, 1999, Friendswood, TX; married Marylin McGuire, August 05, 1955; Marylin was born May 31, 1930. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)
    
4)
 Harry Wayne Scalf - born February 20, 1930; married Beverly Daniels on September 13, 1930; died June 14, 1993 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)
    
5)
 Phyllis Jean Scalf - born October 4, 1932; died October 11, 1932; buried in Union Grove Cemetery, MO. (Cemetery stones of Union Grove Cemetery, courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

Link to obit of Phyllis Jean Scalf (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)


1930 Putnam CO MO                       9 & 10 April 1930                  Jackson Township

SCALF, Harry W. Head 27 1903 MO MO WV
          Edith G. Wife 31 1899 IA IA IA
          Carol M. Dau 4 1/12 1926 MO MO IA
          Ralph L. Son   2 1928 MO MO IA
          Harry W. Son   1 1929 MO MO IA


1940 Putnam CO MO           16 April 1940                     Jackson Township

SCALF, Harry Head 37 1903 MO
          Edith Wife 42 1898 IA
          Carrol Son 14 1926 MO
          Ralph Son 12 1928 MO
          Wayne Son 10 1930 MO

 

RALPH LEON SCALF
Son of
Harry Scalf & Edith Watson
Ralph<
Harry<Leonard<Arminda<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ralph Leon Scalf was born March 31, 1928 in Lucerne, Putnam County, MO.  He married Doris Jean Warden on April 7, 1950 in New Mexico. Doris is the daughter of Harley Warden and Bessie Hulvey.  She was born April 29, 1931 in Picher, OK and died June 27, 1995 in Aurora, Colorado. Doris is buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery, CO. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)

Children of Ralph Scalf and Doris Warden:

     1) Barbara Jean Scalf - born August 03, 1947, Denver, CO; married Robert Rector Wallace on July 20, 1967.   (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)
     2) Doris June Scalf - born August 20, 1951; married Roger Joseph Charette on November 23, 1974.   (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)
     3) Edward Leon Scalf - born May 16, 1953, Denver, CO; married Nancy Lynn Hoppis on August 04, 1974.   (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)

 

EDWARD LEON SCALF
Son of
Ralph Scalf & Doris Warden
Edward<Ralph<
Harry<Leonard<Arminda<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Edward Leon Scalf, son of Ralph Leon Scalf and Doris Warden, was born May 16, 1953, in Denver, Colorodo. Edward married Nancy Lynn Hoppis August 4, 1974. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf)

Children of Edward Scalf and Nancy Lynn Hoppis:

     1) Lisa Kay Scalf - born October 13, 1979
     2) Patricia Lynn Scalf - born August 4, 1982
     3) Laurie Lynn Scalf - born August 4, 1982.
 

JEWEL D. "BILL" SCALF
Son of
Leonard Scalf & Ella Swiger

Jewel<Leonard<Arminda<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jewel Scalf, son of Leonard Scalf & Ella Swiger, was born August 10, 1907 and died August 5, 1953. Jewel married Myrtle (surname unknown) about 1935.

1940 Muscatine CO IA                        4 April 1940                        Muscatine

SCALF, Jewell D. Head 33 1907 MO
            Myrtle Wife 28 1912 OK
            Beverly Dau   4 1936 IA
            Melvin Son   1 1939 IA


 

HOWARD OBERT SCALF
Son of
Leonard Scalf & Ella Swiger

Howard<Leonard<Arminda<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Howard Scalf, son of Leonard Scalf & Ella Swiger, waas born October 9, 1910 and died June 28, 1976. Howard married Crystal (surname unknown).

1940 Muscatine CO IA                        4 April 1940                        Muscatine

SCALF, Howard Head 30 1910 MO
           Crystal Wife 31 1909 MO
FICKLE, Lloyd           Son 12 1928 MO
              Doris Jean Dau 11 1929 IA


 

LEROY HARPER
Son of
Isaac Harper & Arminda Scalf
Leroy<Arminda<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Leroy Harper, son of Isaac Harper and Arminda Scalf, was born November 1892 according to the 1900 census in the home of his parents. We have very little information on Leroy. His wife is listed as Levah on census records.  This spelling may appear as Levah due to the handwriting of the enumerator.  Her name might have been something different. Leroy and Levah divorced sometime between 1920 and 1930 and Levah is living with her father, Tom Hatchett.

1920 Putnam CO MO            14 & 15 January 1920                       Medicine Township

HARPER, Leroy Head 27 1893 MO ?? MO
           Levah Wife 23 1897 MO IL MO
           Forest L.    Son 1/12 1920 MO MO MO


1930 Livingston CO MO            25 April 1930                       Ludlow

HATCHETT, Tom Head 70 1860 IL USA USA Widower
          Levah S. Dau 33 1897 MO IL MO Divorced
          Forest E. G-son 10 1920 MO USA MO  

 

ELIZABETH JANE “BETSY” SCALF
Daughter of
John R. Scalf & Ann Eliza Tate
Elizabeth J<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Elizabeth Jane “Betsy” Scalf, daughter of John R. Scalf and Ann Eliza Tate, was born about 1859 according to the 1870 census of Putnam County, Missouri in the home of her parents.  Very little is known about Betsy; however, a marriage record was found for Elizabeth Jane Scalf to John Grindstaff dated August 31, 1881. (Book 1, pg. 5, Putnam Co. MO marriages, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Link to marriage license of Elizabeth Scalf and John Grindstaff (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

They were married at the home of the widow Scalf. We believe this was the daughter of John and Ann Eliza Tate Scalf.

We have a birth record for at least one child of John and Betsy. This record was found on the Missouri Marriages online and does not list the child’s name.

Link to birth record

According to the 1900 census, Elizabeth had eight children with seven living but only Mary E. Grindstaff remained at home.

1900 Sullivan CO MO                        18 June 1900                            Jackson

GRINDSTAFF, John Head 53 Feb 1847 MO KY KY Married 19 years  
            Elizabeth Wife 42 Oct 1857 MO UKN UKN Married 19 years 8 children born, 7 living
            Mary E. Dau 17 Jul 1882 MO MO MO    

 

JAMES ALLEN SCALF
Son of
John R. Scalf & Ann Eliza Tate
James A<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

James Allen Scalf, son of John R. Scalf and Ann Eliza Tate, was born April 5, 1861 in Putnam County, Missouri and died September 14, 1949 in Putnam County (Jackson Township) Missouri at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 9 days old. He was the son of John Scalf and Anna Tate. The cause of death was chronic nephritis and prostatitis. Charles Ingersoll submitted the information for the death certificate. (Death certificate of James Allen Scalf, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Link to death certificate of James Allen Scalf

James married Sarah Jane Scott April 3, 1884 in MO. Sarah was the daughter of Alexander Scott and Susan Elizabeth Bruce. (Obituary of Susan Elizabeth Bruce, courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

Sarah Jane Scott was born January 24, 1864 in Putnam County, Missouri and died November 6, 1953 in Putnam County, Missouri from cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 89 years, 9 months, and 24 days old. Her son, Charles, gave the information for the death certificate.

Link to Marriage License of James Allen Scalf and Sarah Jane Scott (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Link to death certificate of Sarah Jane Scott Scalf (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

James and Sarah Jane Scott Scalf are buried at West Liberty Cemetery in Missouri. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Children of James Scalf and Sarah Scott:

     1) Infant son of Jim Scalf, born (?) died December 24, 1885. Buried at West Liberty Cemetery in Putnam County, Missouri. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)
     2) Dollie Lavern Scalf - born April 09, 1889, MO; died November 07, 1947, MO. She married Charles Milton Ingersoll.
     3) Roy E. Scalf - born March 31, 1891, MO; died December 30, 1974, MO; married Catherine L. Butler on March 05, 1930.
    
4) Anna L. Scalf - born May 06, 1893, MO; died November 1911. Anna married Walter W.  Christian,  May 14, 1914 at Putnam County, MO. (Book 6, pg. 67, Putnam Co. MO marriages, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)
    
5) Charles Vestal Scalf - born August 02, 1895, Lucerne, MO; died September 10, 1975, MO. Charles married Mary E. Gleason.
     6) Lelah E. Scalf - born August 12, 1897, MO; died February 26, 1967; married February 27, 1917, Oscar Ingersoll.
     7) Opal M. Scalf - born August 25, 1899, MO; died June 1945. Opal married ____Hackney.
     8) Bertha Oral Scalf - born June 11, 1902, Missouri and died July 6, 1993 at Unionville, Missouri.
(Courtesy of Tina Marie Gillispie)
    
9) Finis T. Scalf - born December 09, 1907, MO.


1900 Putnam CO MO                        1 June 1900                Jackson Township

SCALF, James A. Head 39 Apr 1861 MO TN MO  
(SCOTT), Sarah J. Wife 36 Jan 1864 MO WV MO 6 children living
          Dollie L. Dau 11 Apr 1889 MO MO MO  
          Roy E. Son   9 Mar 1891 MO MO MO  
          Anna E. Dau   7 May 1893 MO MO MO  
          Charles V. Son   4 Aug 1895 MO MO MO  
          Lelie E. Dau   2 Aug 1897 MO MO MO  
          Pell M. Dau 10/12 Aug 1899 MO MO MO  
SCALF, Anna E. Mother 68 Jun 1831 MO TN KY 5 children born, 5 living

In 1903, Ann Eliza sold the property she and John had owned to her son, James Allen Scalf.  

Link to deed from Ann Eliza to James Allen Scalf - Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3    (Courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)

1910 Putnam CO MO                       28 April 1910             Jackson Township  

SCALF, James Head 49 1861 MO MO MO  
        Sarah J. Wife 46 1864 MO VA MO 11 children born, 8 living
        Roy  Son 18 1892 MO MO MO  
        Annie  Dau 16 1894 MO MO MO  
        Charley Son 14 1896 MO MO MO  
        Lella  Dau 12 1898 MO MO MO  
        Opple Dau 10 1900 MO MO MO  
        Berth Dau   7 1903 MO MO MO  
        Fines    Son   3 1907 MO MO MO  

 
1920 Putnam CO MO           27 & 28 January 1920                       Jackson Township   

SCALF, James Head 58 1862 MO TN MO
         Sarah Wife 55 1865 MO WV MO
         Roy Son 28 1892 MO MO MO
         Bertha Dau 17 1903 MO MO MO
         Finis Son 13 1907 MO MO MO
CHRISTION, Oliver G-son   5 1915 MO MO MO

 
1930 Putnam CO MO           7 – 9 April 1930                     Jackson Township

SCALF, James A. Head 69 1861 MO TN MO
            Sarah J.   Wife 66 1864 MO WV MO


1940 Putnam CO MO           16 April 1940                     Jackson Township

SCALF, James A. Head 78 1862 MO
          Sarah Wife 76 1864 MO

Wendy Klosterman reports that James and Sarah raised two grandchildren; Orvil and Viola Christian.


Obituary of Sarah Jane Scott Scalf:            Link to obituary of Sarah Jane Scott

Sarah Jane Scott Scalf, daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Scott, was born January 24, 1864 in Putnam County, Missouri. She was living with her children, Charley and Isabel, when she was called home to be with the Lord on November 6, 1953 at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 13 days.

When Sarah was just a few weeks old her parents moved to Wayne County, Iowa where they live until she was nineteen years old. At that time they moved to a farm in Putnam County where Sarah met and married James A. Scalf. They lived on a farm near Lucerne until Mr. Scalf was called home in September 1949. Also preceding her in death were three daughters, Dollie Ingersoll, Opal Hackney, Anna Christian.

Surviving are three sons, Roy and Charley of Lucerene and Finis of Stevensville, Montana, two daughters, Lelah Ingersoll of Unionville and Bertha of Liermo Brooklyn, Iowa. She is survived by 24 grandchildren, included two of whom she reared as her own, Orval Christian of Kingsburg, California and Viola Alexander of Lucerne and also surviving are 37 great grandchildren. (Courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)  

Anna, daughter of James Allen Scalf and Sarah Scott married Walter William Christian. Walter was born November 4, 1891 and died October 17, 1980. He served in the Army in WWI. Anna was born May 6, 1893 and died December 23, 1915. Both are buried at Union Grove Cemetery in Putnam County, Missouri. Walter and Anna had an infant son buried near them. He died October 27, 1915. (Cemetery stones courtesy of Lorna Carol Bates)
 


DOLLIE LAVERN SCALF
Daughter of
James Allen Scalf & Sarah Jane Scott
Dollie L
<James A<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Dollie Lavern Scalf, daughter of James Allen Scalf and Sarah Jane Scott, was born April 10, 1889 and died November 7, 1951. Dollie is buried at West Liberty Cemetery in Putnam County, Missouri. (Cemetery stone courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Dollie Scalf married Milton Ingersoll (Book 4, p 398, Putnam Co. MO marriages, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Wendy found the index for this marriage but was not able to find the marriage license. The obituary of James Ingersoll confirms this marriage. Milton’s first name was Charles and was taken from census records.

We have very little information on Dollie’s family. What is known of her family comes from census records and the obituary of her son, Rev. James Ingersoll.  


Obituary of Rev. James Ingersoll:

Rev. James Ingersoll

Rev. James Ingersoll, 88, of Unionville, Mo., died early Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville, Mo.

He was born March 16, 1917 near Lucerne, Mo., the son of Milton and Dolly (Scalf) Ingersoll.

He married Gayle McHenry on Feb. 15, 1940 in Unionville, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sarah Johnson and husband, Robert, of Milan, Ga.; three sons, Jim Ingersoll and wife, Laura, of Tehachapi, Calif., Robert Ingersoll and wife, Diana, of Lancaster, Mo., and Rick Ingersoll and his wife, Kimberly, of Godfrey, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Jason Ingersoll and wife, Jill, Jeana Wolfe and husband, Eric, Kenneth Johnson and wife, Donna, Mandi Johnson, Abby Johnson, Adam Ingersoll and wife, Pam, Bess Ingersoll and Annie Elliott and husband, Jeff; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jerry Johnson; three sisters, Mary Ingersoll, Beulah Houston and Thelma Bennett; and two brothers, Willard Ingersoll and Don Ingersoll.

Jim grew up in the Midway area of Putnam County, Mo. When he was 15, he went to Montana and worked as a fire watcher and was a guide at a dude ranch. Following his marriage, he and Gayle moved to Missoula, Mont., where he worked in a sugar beet factory. In 1942, the family moved to Ottumwa and he was employed in various industrial facilities. He served with the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II. In the early 1950s they returned to Putnam County and he was engaged in farming and carpentry. In 1961, he accepted the call into the ministry in the Southern Baptist denomination. He pastored several churches in northern Missouri, including Livonia, Hartford, Omaha, Worthington, Lancaster, LaPlata, Unionville, West Liberty, Memphis, Novinger and Mount Tabor. He performed over 900 weddings and numerous funerals over the years. During his 18 years in Lancaster, he also worked part time as a carpenter and at Norman Funeral Home and Ambulance Service.

Visitation was held Monday at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Mo., and will continue from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Unionville, Mo.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, Bridgeton, Mo. (Courtesy of Ed Scalf from the Daily Iowegian Newspaper) http://dailyiowegian.com/obituaries/x519464200/Obituaries-2-7

Children of Dollie Scalf and Charles Ingersoll from the 1920 and 1930 census:

1.      Thelma Ingersoll born March 9, 1912 in Putnam County, Missouri and died July 23, 1998 at New Mexico. She married Raymond E. Bennett November 13, 1936 at Unionville, Missouri. Thelma and Raymond had two children; David married Alice ____. Sue Ingersoll married Bob Allison. (Obituary of Thelma L. Ingersoll Bennett, courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

2.      Beulah Ingersoll born about 1916. She married _____Houston. (Obituary of James K. Ingersoll, courtesy of Ed Scalf)

3.      James K. Ingersoll born March 16, 1917, died February 4, 2006.  Veteran of Navy Sebees WWII. (Obituary of James Ingersoll, courtesy of Ed Scalf)

4.      Willard R. Ingersoll born about 1919-1920. Married Bernice ____.

5.      Mary P. Ingersoll born about 1926.

6.      Don Charles Ingersoll born July 26, 1928 in Putnam County, Missouri and died May 27, 1992 at Kansas City, Missouri. Don married first to Shirley “Sallie” Barrett and one son was born; Mark Ingersoll. Don married second to Mary Whitt. No known children. (Obituary of Don Charles Ingersoll, courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1920 Putnam CO MO                        12 & 13 January 1920                        Sherman  

INGERSOLL, Charles M. Head 32 1888 MO US US
             Dollie Wife 31 1889 MO MO IA
             Thelma Dau   7 1913 MO MO MO
             Bulah Dau   4 1916 MO MO MO
             James Son   2 1918 MO MO MO
            Willard Son 4/12 1919 MO MO MO


1930 Putnam CO MO                        23 April 1930                        Union  

INGEROAL, Chas M. Head 42 1888 MO MO MO
          Dollie L. Wife 41 1889 MO MO MO
          Thelma I. Dau 18 1912 MO MO MO
          Bulah I. Dau 14 1916 MO MO MO
          James K.  Son 13 1917 MO MO MO
          Willard R. Son 10 1920 MO MO MO
          Mary P. Dau 3 9/12 1926 MO MO MO
          Don C. Son 2 9/12 1927 MO MO MO

 

ROY ELBRIDGE SCALF
Son of
James Allen Scalf & Sarah Jane Scott
Roy E<James A<John R<Benjamin Sr<Lewis Scalf

Roy E. Scalf, son of James Allen Scalf and Sarah Jane Scott, was born March 31, 1891.  (WWI Draft Registration) Roy died December 30, 1974.

Roy married Catherine L. Butler March 5, 1930 in Unionville, Missouri. (Obituary of Roy E. Scalf)

Link to obit of Roy E. Scalf

Catherine was born October 5, 1910 and died January 1997.  She is buried at Unionville Cemetery in Unionville, Missouri. (Obit of Catherine L. Butler Scalf, courtesy of Wendy Klosterman)

Link to obit of Catherine Butler Scalf

Children of Roy and Catherine Butler Scalf from the obituary of Catherine Butler Scalf:

     1) Joseph Allen Scalf. Joseph married Blanche Joan Baker.
     2) Roy Edward Scalf.
     3) Charles Walter Scalf.
     4) James Ronald Scalf. Wife is Carol ____. (Obituary of Catherine)
     5) Donald Scalf. Wife is Annette _____. (Obituary of Catherine)
     6) Lilly Yvonne Scalf Bell.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Roy Elbridge Scalf
Age: 26
Home: Lucerne, MO                             (Link to original document)      
Date of Birth: March 31, 1891
Employed: Farmer                                                  
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color eyes: Brown
Color hair: Dark Brown
Date: June 5, 1917

(Link to WW1 service record)

1930 Putnam CO MO           7 – 9 April 1930                     Jackson Township 

SCALF, Roy E. Head 39 1891 MO MO MO  
        Katherine L. Wife 19 1911 MO USA USA  
        Charley V. Brother 34 1896 MO MO MO Widower
CHRISTIAN, Oliver M. Nephew 15 1915 MO MO MO  
SCALF, Viola A. Niece   6 1924 MO MO MO  

Note:  Viola A. Scalf in the home of Roy and Catherine is the daughter of Bertha Scalf, daughter of James A. Scalf. (Courtesy of Lorna Bates)


1940 Putnam CO MO           16 April 1940                     Jackson Township