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The Scalf Family in America

A Unique History by Margaret Fleenor,
Assisted by Virgil Scalf and Scalf's Everywhere
and One in Which Many of You Participated

So, click HERE or BELOW and let The Scalf  Family in America begin.

Manuscript Chapters:
Chapter 01 - Lewis Scalf 1745-1839
Chapter 02 - David S. Scalf

Chapter 03 - Dave and Susan (now included in Chapter 2)
Chapter 04 - Malachi Scalf (now included in Chapter 2)
Chapter 05 - Benjamin Scalf, Sr.
Chapter 06 - Misc. Scalf Families
Chapter 07 - John Scalf, Sr. (Part 1)
Chapter 07 - John Scalf, Sr. (Part 2)
Chapter 07 - John Scalf, Sr. (Part 3)
Chapter 07 - John Scalf, Sr. (Part 4)
Chapter 07 - John Scalf, Sr. (Part 5)
Chapter 08 - Penelope (Pennie) Scalf Parker
Chapter 09 - William Scalf son of Lewis Scalf
    Children of John Scalf, Sr.
Chapter 10 - Nancy Scalf Collins
Chapter 11 - Mary Polly Scalf Trent
Chapter 12 - John Scalf, Jr.
Chapter 13 - Brittan Scalf 
Chapter 14 - Dicey Scalf
Chapter 15 - Lydia Scalf Painter
Chapter 16 - Berryman Scalf
Chapter 17 - Lee Scalf
Chapter 18 - Ira Scalf
Chapter 19 - Jesse Scalf
Chapter 20 - Peter Scalf
Chapter 21 - Betsy Scalf Collins 
Chapter 22 - Robert Scalf
Chapter 23 - Celia Ann Scalf

"Chronicles of the Scalf Family" by Henry P. Scalf of Stanville, Kentucky.  This is a re-typing of the original book written and copyrighted in 1970 by the author. It is made available here by the generous permission of his son, Albert Scalf, with the knowledge that most of you do not have access to the original book.

"Scalf Family History" by Elmer D. Scalf is complete except for adding a few photographs. This is a re-typing of Elmer's original book written and copyrighted in 1982 by the author.

John Silas Scalf Medicine books - John Silas Scalf was a self-taught mountain medicine man. He was always addressed as Doc Scalf. He operated a small laboratory in his home. In this laboratory he produced many different kinds of ointments, salves, and herb tonics for all the aliments that plagued his neighbors. He developed the Scalf's Indian River Medicine.  Click here to read about his medicine books and additional information.

Scaff, Skagg, and Lyons-Scalf
     ... we have information and links to these families who are directly related.

Scaff / Scaggs - Homepage of Herschel Skaggs from William Littleton Scaff line (Son of Lee Scalf).
 Lots of photos of this line.


*        Lyon(s)-Scalf Families of Sullivan Co., TN:

*       A website containing a large history collection in .pdf file format for the Lyon(s)-Scalf Family. The collection traces the ancestors & descendents of Mary Liddie Scalf, of Sullivan Co., TN (daughter of Isaac Scalf & Nannie Mae Glover; granddaughter of Benjamin Scalf & Lydia Mayfield) and Mary’s husband James Andrew “Jim” Lyons (son of William H. “Bill” Lyons & Florance Woods; grandson of Landon C. Lyon & Louisa Glover). The family history begins in  the mid-1500’s for the Scalf family. The site includes hundreds of old and current family pictures, current family history information, multiple cemetery transcripts, list of family surnames and much more.



For owners of Scalf Family History by Elmer D. Scalf, I have posted Gene Scalf's ALPHABETICAL INDEX for the Scalf Family History. Click HERE to use or download it.

Search & Display Your Family Tree (Being Repaired)

This is an exciting feature.   We are now able to allow you to search one of our databases.  There are many other entries and corrections to be made in Scalf and other connecting families so this will be constantly evolving as research proceeds.

Click on the above link and check it out.

Please Note:

In Chapter VII - John Scalf, Sr. (Part 1)  under "The Early Years", there is a paragraph that began  "This document is the most difficult to read and for this reason, it will not be posted at this time."  That paragraph has been removed and an attempt to read and present the contents of the statement by John Scalf has been inserted. We will soon link that to a copy of the original document.


Nov. 5, 2010   -- Chapters 2,3,4 were combined into Chapter 2, David S. Scalf. This was a MAJOR
                              re-write and upgrade of this chapter.

"The Scalf Family in America", by Margaret Fleenor with the great research assistance of Virgil Scalf and an army of contributors, is now the most complete and accurate work on the family that has ever been done.  The Internet and the resulting contact with more contacts and sources than have been available in the past has been instrumental in this great work. It is my (Bob Scalf) prediction that this will become the definitive work on the Scalf family and that we will never again see such a complete work.  I believe there will be some additions, corrections and clarifications as we continue to learn more and more about the Scalf family history, but they will build upon this work rather than replace it.  Well done Margaret & Virgil !!!

The updates and original works on Lee, Berryman, Ira, Jesse and now Peter each represent months of outstanding research.  These chapters represent a marked step forward in their thoroughness, involvement by many family branches, and quality and number of online supporting documents.  Virgil has done a great job putting together "Scalf Family Land Grants & Purchase Records" and  Death Certificates

Bob Scalf

Have you heard of Scalf's Indian River Medicine? Have you seen a bottle of it and checked the contents? Well, here's a lot about that part of our family history -- click HERE to have a look.

SPECIAL FEATURES:  Search Our Site ... we still have a lot of pages to complete and display, but you can search what we have now using our search capability.


A friend sent along these photographs and asked for help in identifying the people.  Her mother received the photo from Cleo Rowland Winters. Cleo's parents were Ollie Mae Scealf Rowland and Elijah J. Rowland.  We would like to identify the young woman and children in the picture. The requester's mother is to left of the older woman. Thanks for your help.  If you know who they are, please email one of us.

BRITTAN SCALF NOTE: Updates have been added throughout this chapter since the first posting; however, please make special note of the section on Jeremiah and Sarah Brinstone Scalf, son of Brittan and Talitha Couch Scalf. If anyone has confirming/denying information on Sarah, it would be greatly appreciated.

This picture was found behind a framed picture of France "Frank" Scalf, the son of William M. Scalf & Joicy Ann Jackson. Can you identify this family??

Occasionally we will present a document in "Adobe Acrobat" format. These files have a file-type of .PDF and you will need a copy of the  free Adobe Acrobat Reader to display these.

Bob & Jim Scalf - Decendents of Edward Scarfe (Scalf)
                               - 10 Generations -


Last Updated 09/23/21








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Margaret Fleenor Virgil Scalf


Fred R. Scalf, Jr. (Bob)
795 Cliff Top Road
River Farms
Blaine, TN 37709
James E. Scalf (Jim)
5534 Old Fort Jupiter Rd
Jupiter, Florida 33458

Some mornings are like this on the Holston River, Blaine, Tennessee