IRA ANDREW SCALF
Son of
John Scalf, Sr. & Edeah Carlisle
Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

This chapter is dedicated in memory of Nelle Goring Cooke 1924-2005

Ira Scalf, son of John Scalf Sr. and Edeah (Edy) Carlisle was born 1812 – 1814 in either Floyd County, Kentucky or Russell County, Virginia.  It is unknown for certain in which location his parents were living during the time Ira was born. 

This photograph of Ira Scalf was originally in the possession of Hattie Scalph, the wife of Ora Scalph. Copies of this photograph have been available to the genealogical community for several years, but their authenticity was never certain. Over the years, several Ira Scalf descendents from different lines have declared this photograph to be Ira Andrew Scalf. Also, a descendent of Ira Scalf produced this photograph and said it was given to his grandmother by Hattie Bell Chapman, the wife of Ora Scalph, who was a son of Alfred Scalf/Scalph. Alfred was the son of Ira Scalf, and the surname Scalf changed to Scalph during his lifetime. Since Hattie Chapman Scalph, a granddaughter-in-law of Ira Scalf, was born in 1883 and died in 1970 which was well before internet mail made it easy to share photographs, we feel comfortable in saying this photograph is Ira Scalf.

(Photograph - courtesy of Anthony Pesce)

Writings of Elmer D. Scalf on the family of Ira Scalf can be found in the book, Scalf Family History, beginning on page 129 – 170 for comparison.

Writings of Henry P. Scalf on the family of Ira Scalf can be found in the book, Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter IX, Rev. Ira and Rosannah Gibson Scalf.

Ira’s father, John Scalf Sr., left Surry County, North Carolina around 1805-1806 and may have traveled through Russell County, Virginia on his way to Floyd County, Kentucky. Ira’s father was living in Floyd County, Kentucky at the enumeration of the 1810 census.  John Scalf Sr. and his family then appear on the 1820 Russell County, Virginia census. 

In August of 1820 Ira was ordered by the court of Russell County, Virginia to be “bound out to learn a trade” but no records have been found to confirm that Ira was actually removed from the home of his father. The court records of Russell County, Virginia do suggest that Ira’s brother William was taken from the home but later returned.  

This bit of information does suggest that the John Scalf Sr. family had been living in Russell County, Virginia for at least several years before 1820. It is unlikely that the family had only been there for a few months when the overseer of the poor determined that the children needed to be removed.

It is the opinion of the author that Russell County, Virginia is where Ira married his first wife Rosanna Gibson sometime around 1831 or 1832 although no marriage record appears to exist.  Rosanna Gibson was probably a member of the Gibson family from the Russell/Scott County area and some records indicate a possible tie to Tyron Gibson (also spelled Tryon in some records and called Tiry by local natives. However, this has not been researched thoroughly at this time. It is also believed that Rosanna was most likely a descendent of the  “Melungeon” Gibson/Gipson families.

The author has been asked the question by various descendents of this line “what is a Melungeon and where did they come from?” Therefore, as much information as possible due to the length of this chapter has been written concerning these folks to aid in the research of descendents of Rosanna Gibson Scalf. The author has also spent a good deal of years compiling information on this subject. Due to the length of this chapter excerpts from some of the writings of Jack H. Goins has been relied on for information concerning the folks described as “Melungeon.”

For more in-depth information on the Gibson Melungeon families the author suggests the book, Melungeons: And Other Pioneer Families by Jack H. Goins, an excellent researcher and friend.

A considerable number of the Gibson/Gipson families were living in the Lee and Scott County, Virginia and Hancock County, Tennessee areas of Blackwater and Newman’s Ridge and were labeled “Melungeon.” According to information gathered during research of these families, the word “Melungeon” did not necessarily depict a specific race of people.

Vardiman (Vardy) Collins, considered to have been the “head Melungeon” of the Collins families in this area stated he was of “Portagee and Indian descent.” Vardy Collins was also known to Joseph Rhea, an early Hawkins County pioneer, as “Navarrh or Navarrah.”

No one truly knows where the word Melungeon originated or exactly why. However, records of nearby Stony Creek Baptist Church, the first church erected in the Fort Blackmore area of Virginia lists the name “Melungins” as early as 1813 on page 37 of the Stony Creek Baptist Church Minutes. Early Gibson families were members of the Stony Creek Baptist Church of Fort Blackmore as early as 1802 and then moved to the Blackwater area in the same year. (Melungeons: And Other Pioneer Families, pg. 69, Jack H. Goins)

It was also stated by one old-timer from the area that they were known in this locale as “Ramps”  (Melungeons: And Other Pioneer Families, pg. 66, Goins)

The old-timer referred to was speaking of an area located between Dungannon and Fort Blackmore, Virginia known as “Ramp Town.”

Shepherd “Buck” Gibson (also spelled Gipson) is believed to be one of the first Gibson/Gipson families in the area of Hawkins/Hancock Co. Tennessee. Shepherd was the brother-in-law of Vardiman (Vardy) Collins and these two gentlemen are believed to be the progenitors of the original Melungeon families of these particular areas. The word original meaning, “the first known inhabitants to the Newman Ridge area known as “Melungeon.” Jack Goins often lists them as the “source Melungeons” in his book, which may be a more accurate description than “original.” 

The family of Thomas Gibson of Louisa County, Virginia was in Russell County, Virginia as early as 1802. Rhuebin, Fanny, Henry, Thomas Jr., and Vina Gibson joined the Stony Creek Baptist Church at Fort Blackmore in July of this year. Charles Gibson and wife Mary joined the church just one month prior in June of 1802. (Melungeons: And Other Pioneer Families, pg. 68, Goins)

As Jack Goins stated, these families were living in the Fort Blackmore area as early as 1802. At that time Fort Blackmore was in Russell County, Virginia. Russell County was created in 1786 from Washington County, Virginia. Scott County, Virginia was then created in 1815 from parts of Russell. Fort Blackmore is now located in Scott County. 

Most of these families originally came from the Pamunkey River area to Flat River (Orange County) North Caroline and then to the area of Grayson and Russell Counties in Virginia, having lived also in the Wilkes (now Ashe) County, North Carolina area. The author is of the opinion that Rosanna Gibson’s family descended from these early pioneers; however, further research will be needed to establish the exact link.

According to the research of Jack Goins, a definition for “Melungeon” was not even written until 1890 and these early settlers were certainly living in the above-mentioned areas long before 1890.

Much controversy abounds among researchers and scientist today concerning these people. They were a simple people living remotely from society with different traditions, beliefs, and family traits. The original families now being extinct, their descendents are scattered throughout the country today.  (Melungeons: And Other Pioneer Families)

It has been theorized by various researchers that they were of Negro, White, Indian and Portuguese heritage as well as various other mixtures but there still remains (in 2007) no concrete evidence available that would definitely place these families in any specific ethnic group.

Joseph Rhea, a prominent citizen and early attorney of Hawkins County, Tennessee states that Vardy Collins was “of Portuguese Nationality” Joseph was a friend of the children of Solomon Collins as well as the brother-in-law of Bailey Collins, son of Solomon. Joseph spent a good deal of time with these families. This information was passed on in a letter to Mary Collins, a niece of Joseph Rhea.

See Joseph Rhea’s letter.  http://www.geocities.com/ourmelungeons/Rhea_Letter.html

We can think of no reason that Joseph Rhea would have made these statements other than to inform his niece of her ancestors.  Joseph’s sister Melissa Rhea had married Bailey Collins son of Solomon Collins and knew the families intimately and no doubt recalled the information from what he had been told.

Records reveal that Vardy Collins (brother-in-law of Shepherd Gibson/Gipson) was living in Ashe County, North Carolina at the time of the enumeration of the 1810 census but was living on Newman’s Ridge by 1812 in what was then Hawkins County, Tennessee and later Hancock. This area was and still is to some extent, a very isolated region coursing through the Blackwater (Scott/Lee Co) Virginia area and into Hancock County, Tennessee. 

Many theories abound concerning the people known as “Melungeon” and why they chose Newman’s Ridge as their home. The research of Jack Goins documents their earliest known beginnings on the Pamunky River in Virginia where the Saponi Indians were living. It is a matter of record that many of these families traveled down the New River Valley area of Virginia and North Carolina through Washington and Russell County, Virginia before finally settling on Newman’s Ridge.

Having lived in the East Tennessee area for the majority of my life and having known a number of descendents of these families, it is the opinion of the author that the research of Jack Goins holds more logic than any other read by this author. Jack’s book is highly recommended to anyone interested in the Melungeon heritage. Especially, for research of the Collins, Gibson, Minor, and Goins name, just to mention a few.

Follow this link to some of Jack’s writings.  http://www.geocities.com/ourmelungeons/jack.html

The parents of Rosanna Gibson Scalf have not been determined at this time. However, research is ongoing. It is stated in Scalf Family History, page 129 that Ira married Rosanna in 1832 in either Russell County, Virginia or Hawkins County, Tennessee. The author believes they most likely married in Virginia. The 1833 tax list of Russell County, Virginia suggests that Ira was head of house in 1833, for he was taxed on one white poll, which would have been Ira himself.

Chapter IX of Chronicles of the Scalf Family, by Henry P. Scalf states that Rosanna was an inmate of an orphanage in South Carolina.  The following is an excerpt from that chapter.

“He married Rosanna Gibson who had been an inmate of a South Carolina Methodist Church orphanage. Date of the marriage was about 1833 or 1834. Rosanna and her brother David, their parents' names unknown, were not living in the orphanage at the time of the marriage, died sometime around 1852 in Claiborne County, Tennessee along with her last child, Pacify, etc…” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter IX)

The following is an excerpt from Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

“Tradition is consistent that Rosanna Gibson Scalf was of dark complexion, this physical trait descending to her children and grandchildren. Her life was marked with hardship and high courage in rearing her family. She was born in Virginia in 1814 and was about 20 years of age at the time of her marriage, two years younger than her husband. The mother of Rosanna was also of dark skin and hair and said to be clairvoyant by her family and neighbors, She predicted her own death. Within three years, scratched the date on the bottom of a pewter place and showed it to her daughter Rose.

Nothing is preserved by tradition relative to Rosanna's father so we assume that at the time of the prediction of her mother's death was made, he was already deceased. Naturally, the children, facing the impact of their mother's prediction, talked to the neighbors. The old witch-hunt psychosis was still lingering and the aroused neighbors charged Mrs. Gibson with being a witch. Under the threat of a trial or ill treatment from the neighbors, the mother gathered her children and what possessions she could carry and fled. There is evidence, deduced from tradition that the family was living in either Virginia or North Carolina at the time.

Fleeing south with her children, Mrs. Gibson finally domiciled in South Carolina. There, true to her prediction, it is said, she died, followed by two other children, leaving Rosanna and David. The latter two were placed in a Methodist Church orphanage. It is only a folk tradition but may have a background of truth. Like many folk stories it conflicts with the record. Rosanna Gibson, according to census records, was born in Virginia.”  http://www.scalf-family.org/HPScalf/Chapter%209.htm

The statements above by Henry P. Scalf were made from legend passed down in the Ira Scalf family. We have been unable to confirm that Rosanna or David were in South Carolina although we also cannot deny it. As stated by Henry, we believe there is a remnant of truth in the legend; however, no supporting evidence has been found as of this date.

Recall the above information by Jack Goins. “The family of Thomas Gibson of Louisa County, Virginia was in Russell County, Virginia as early as 1802. Rhuebin, Fanny, Henry, Thomas Jr., and Vina Gibson joined the Stony Creek Baptist Church at Fort Blackmore in July of this year. Charles Gibson and wife Mary joined the church just one month prior in June of 1802. (Melungeons: And Other Pioneer Families, pg. 68, Goins)

Considering that the above Gibson/Gipson families were in Russell County in 1802, we believe that Rosanna’s father could have been a son or grandson of any of the above families. However, this is only speculation and further research is needed to determine the line of Rosanna Gibson Scalf. 

Some stories state that Rosanna and her last child, Pacify, died of measles and some state they died of cholera or typhoid, which was rampant in that area during the 1850’s.  This disease wiped out complete families in the Russell County area and other areas as well.

By 1840 we find the Ira Scalf family living in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Ira and Rosanna had four sons at the enumeration of this census. The two oldest sons were born 1830 – 1835, which suggest that Ira and Rosanna were married around 1832 or early 1833.

We know from the property records of Claiborne County, Tennessee that Ira was living in Hancock County, Tennessee by1849.  Hancock was created from Hawkins in 1844 and made official around 1846 or 1847.  Ira was living in the area of Hawkins County that became Hancock County and from records appears to have lived there since 1839.

Land records of Claiborne County, Tennessee reveal that Ira bought 12 acres from Phillip Keck on December 5, 1849.  The deed states that Ira Scalf was of Hancock County, Tennessee at this time and Phillip Keck was of Claiborne County.  Ira paid $50.00 for this land and the land was part of a 100-acre tract conveyed by Evans and Casey to Phillip Keck earlier.  The description of this land reads as follows:

“Beginning on a locust and Said Kecks line thence S 20 E 90 poles to a Stake, thence Eastwardly to a Stake a conditional line made between said Hopers thence with said line to a poplar thence to the Beginning.”  Phillip Keck signed by mark (X).  The witnesses were Elijah Goin and William Scalf.  (Link to deed - Page 1 & Page 2)

This would not have been Ira’s brother who was known to Scalf descendents as William #2, if the statement made by Patsy Counts Scalf in Hawkins County in 1845 is correct. Patsy stated that William #2 had died by 1845.  Ira purchased the land in 1849 but the deed was not registered until 27 May 1856 at 5 o’clock p.m.  This alone would rule out this William being Ira’s brother. The William who signed this deed died 1852-1854 and his widow Talitha Scalf remarried by 1854 to Cornelius (Neil) Trent. 

Land deed records of Claiborne County, Tennessee also show that Ira bought property from John Keck in Claiborne County.  The date was January 6, 1850 in the amount of $16.45.  This land was located on the south side of the Powell River, containing 50 acres more or less.  This was mountain land for the most part and was probably much poorer land than the 12 acres Ira had bought from Phillip Keck considering the price Ira paid for this land. The description of this land is as follows:

“Beginning on a Locus thence with a conditional line made between John Hopper and Thomas Hopper to Hezekiah Hoppers corner on the grant line from thence with the top meanderings of the top of the Apalachee Ridge to a post Oak corner made by William P. Yadon and John Keck thence with a conditional line made by the said William P. Yadon and John Keck, to a Sugar tree in the hollow below the Ivy Spring thence on a conditional line to a Stake on Harmon Hoppers line from thence to the Beginning.” (Claiborne County Deed Book(Link to deed - Page 1 & Page 2)

The witnesses to this deed were Levi Goins, L. L. Harrell and V. Meyers.  This deed was not recorded until 23 May 1856.  John Keck acknowledged the deed on October 29, 1855. 

Rosanna was still living when Ira bought the land in Claiborne County in 1849 and 1850.  However, she had died at the time Ira registered the deed in May of 1856. This land appears to have been located near or in Tazewell, Tennessee. From the information listed above, it appears that Ira and Rosanna had moved from Sneedville (Hancock Co) Tennessee to Tazewell (Claiborne Co) Tennessee. Claiborne County had been formed much earlier than Hancock so this was a definite move and not a boundary change.

Considering the fact that Ira sold both parcels of land in Claiborne County around 1856, along with the fact that no other deeds were found of Ira purchasing more land, suggests that Ira and his second wife, Nancy Killion McVey, could have moved over to Clay County, Kentucky around 1856. 

Ira had purchased the land before Rosanna died but did not register the deed until after his marriage to Nancy.  Since the deeds were not registered until 1856, it is believed that Ira sold the property at this time. However, the author had no luck in finding a deed of sale for the property. Ira and Nancy probably lived there until this time then moved over to Clay County, Kentucky where Ira’s son, Miles, married his second wife in 1857.

It is believed that Ira, along with his father John Sr., had left Russell County, Virginia and made a trip to Kentucky where Ira’s son, David Crockett Scalf was born. This was sometime between December of 1834 and July of 1835. The last record found of John Scalf Sr. in Russell County, Virginia was dated December 1834 and the last record found of Ira in Russell County, Virginia was July of 1835.

On the 1850 census of Claiborne County, Tennessee Ira and Rosanna stated that Miles J. Scalf was 16 years old. This estimates Miles birth date to around 1834. Ira might have gone to Kentucky during this time and Miles was born there. However, Ira was back in Russell County, Virginia by 1835 and David C. Scalf is listed as the next son born in 1835 in Virginia. However, David consistently stated he was born in Kentucky.


1830 Russell CO VA

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

The Russell County, Virginia tax lists of 1833 – 1850 contributed by Sharon Carter, confirms that Ira Scalf was living in Russell County 1833 and 1835. He disappears from the tax list in 1834 and was not found listed after 1835.

Considering this information it is possible that Ira’s son Miles could have been born in 1834 in Kentucky and David C. born 1836 in Kentucky. It appears that the Scalf family was moving back and forth between Virginia and Kentucky during this time. The following tax list reveals the location of Ira’s family.


RUSSELL CO. VIRGINIA TAX LISTS

1833B

May 7 - Scalf, Ira - 1 white male over 16

1835A

April 20 - Scalf, Ira - 1 white male over 16; 1 horse

In July of 1835 the sheriff of Russell County, Virginia confiscated property belonging to Ira Scalf, which was thought to belong to John Scalf, Sr; however, it was proven that the property belonged to Ira and Ira was compensated. This was the last record found of Ira Scalf in Russell County, Virginia.

David C. Scalf was the last child born to Ira and Rosanna in Virginia in 1835 according to the information Ira and Rosanna gave on the 1850 census and Wesley was the first child born in Tennessee around 1837. 

The 1836 tax list of Clay County, Kentucky reveals that Ira was living on Otter Creek in Clay County in this year. Ira’s son, David C. Scalf always stated he was born in Kentucky. His birth record states he was born 1838 in Kentucky but Ira was not found in Kentucky in 1838 although he might have still been living there.

Ira did not appear on the tax lists there in 1837 or 1838. Ira was not found in Russell County, Virginia or in Kentucky during the years of 1837 and 1838. Interestingly, his brother Jesse and father, John Scalf, Sr. were living on Otter Creek in 1836 and listed on the same tax list. We believe this to be John Scalf Sr. and not John Jr. because the tax lists of Russell County, Virginia show John Scalf Jr. still in Russell County. We do not believe John Jr. left Russell County until his move to Hawkins County. The 1836 tax list of Clay County also suggests that Ira was renting the property on Otter Creek for it was entered in the name of J. Jackson.

The school population census of 1839 in Hawkins County, Tennessee reveals that Ira was living there by 1839.

Recall in the pension file of John Scalf Sr., it was stated that John Sr. spent several years in Kentucky between the time he left Russell County, Virginia (1834-1835) and his move to Hawkins County, Tennessee (1838-1839). 

(Kentucky tax lists courtesy of Virgil Scalf from the Kentucky Archives)

1836 Clay Co. KY                        Ira Scalf

White male over 21 years of age    1
Land (3rd rate) 20 Acres
Water Course Otter Creek
In whose name entered J. Jackson
Horses, mares, mules & jennies 1
Value of land per acre   $1
Total value $20

Ira was picked up again beginning in 1839 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

The School Population Census, known as the “Squires Ledger” from Hawkins County, Tennessee finds Ira in Hawkins County in1839 where he has one child of school age.  No Scalf was listed on the school census in 1840.

The household census records reveal that Ira was still living in Hawkins County in 1840.

 Hawkins County School Population Census

 1839

Ira Scalf      1

Miles would have been five years old in 1839 if he were born in 1834 as the 1850 census states. He would have been one year younger than school age at this time considering his age on the census.

 
1840 Hawkins CO TN

SCALF, Ira
2 males      < 5    (1835 – 1840)  Wesley - Greenberry
2 males      5 – 10  (1830 – 1835)  Miles – David 
1 male      20 – 30 (1810 – 1820)  Ira
1 female   20 – 30 (1810 – 1820)  Rosannah

Ira is again found in 1841 on the school census and followed through 1847 with the exception of the year 1843 when Ira is either missing from the list or the list for that year was missing.

1841

Ira Scalf    2

By 1841, Miles and David were both in school. Using the school census as a guide, we could conclude that Miles and David were born 1833 and 1835. The age for children to begin school at this time was 6 years old.  Ira was again missing in 1843 but this could be due to the fact the list was very difficult to read. Ira might have been listed this year as well but Sharon was unable to read the name.

1842

Ira Scalf   2

1843

Ira missing

1844

Ira Scalf 3

Ira now has three children in school. This would be Miles, David and Wesley. If the ages were correct on the 1850 census, Miles would be 10, David, 9 and Wesley 7 at this time.

1845

Ira Scalf 4

Ira now has four children in school. Green B. was born in 1839 and was now 6 years old.

1846

Iry Scalf 4

Ira still has four children in school but Chary has now reached school age as she was born in 1840 according to the 1850 census but might have been born 1841 since Ira has four children in school instead of five.

Hancock County

1847

Iry Scalf 3

In 1847, Ira only has three children in school. This suggests that a child either dropped out of school or had died and possibly more than one since Ira should have had at least six children of school age in 1847. Miles and David had probably dropped out of school to help on the farm as was common at this time. This leaves a total of four children of school age. We believe the three oldest children were not in school at this time.  

No Scalf’s were listed on the school census after 1847 in Hancock or Hawkins County.

The 1850 tax list of Claiborne County, Tennessee reveals that Ira was taxed there in this year. As can be seen, Ira was taxed in the 11th district in 1850 but the enumeration of the 1850 census shows that he was living in the 10th district by October of 1850.

Ira had bought 12 acres of land in Claiborne County in 1849 from Phillip Keck. The deed stated that Ira was of Hancock County in 1849. He was most likely there in 1848 as well. Claiborne County was created long before Hancock so we know this was not a boundary change but was certainly a move for the Ira Scalf family. It is interesting that the tax list states 13 acres but the land Ira bought from Phillip Keck was only 12 acres.

John Scalf Jr. and William Scalf were taxed in Claiborne County in 1850 and only John Jr. was taxed in 1851. John Jr. also owned 50 acres of land but William was taxed only on himself and did not own property at this time.
 

1850 Claiborne Co.

Dist. 11

Scalf, Ira - 13 acres land, val. $15; 1 poll; .44 tax
 

1850 Claiborne CO TN             16 October 1850            Subdivision #7 – District #10  

SCALF, Ira 38 1812 VA
      Rosannah 34 1816 VA
      Miles J. 16 1834 VA
      David     15 1835 VA
      Wesly  13 1837 TN
      Green B.  11 1839 TN
      Chary 10 1840 TN
      Jane    9 1841 TN
      Alfred   4 1846 TN
      Rosannah   2 1848 TN
      Pacify L.  2/12 1850 TN

Note from the author:  In her deposition taken July 1845 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, Patsy (Counts) Scalf stated that Ira had seven children at this time. This does correlate with the 1850 census of Claiborne County, Tennessee. Therefore, we can safely assume that Miles Scalf was the firstborn child of Ira Scalf and Rosanna Gibson Scalf.

Ira is again taxed in the same district in 1851 and is shown owning more acreage in 1851 than in 1850.  As stated above, Ira had bought the 50 acres from John Keck in 1849. Ira was not found on the tax lists of Claiborne County after this year. However, some of the tax lists did not survive for this period and we believe that Ira was still living there.  Ira could have been living in District 10 but owned these parcels of land in District 11; however no other deeds were found for Ira. 

1851 Claiborne Co.

Dist. 11
Scalf, Ira - 50 acres; val. $75; 1 poll; .78 1/2 tax

Rosanna Gibson Scalf and her daughter, Pacify, are believed to have died either late 1851 or early 1852. This was the year that William Scalf who married Talitha Scalf made his will.  William would have been 33 years old at this time and most likely had contracted the same disease as Rosanna and her daughter Pacify.

We then lost track of the Ira Scalf family until 1854 when he married the widow, Nancy Killion McVey. Ira was still living in the Claiborne County area during this time.  Nancy was the daughter of William Killion and Ann Coleman and the widow of James McVey. James McVey had been killed at Walter Buchanan’s saloon in Tazewell (Claiborne Co) Tennessee. Ira and Nancy were married by Simpson Hurst, J. P. on January 29, 1854 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. (Claiborne County, TN Marriages)

Land deeds discussed above suggest that Ira sold his property and left the area sometime around 1856 – 1858 and moved to Kentucky.  In fact, Ira was picked up again on the Knox County, Kentucky tax lists beginning in 1858 and this confirms that Ira and his second wife, Nancy Killion McVey Scalf had moved over to Knox County, Kentucky and was living at Goose Creek. Ira might have been working at the Goose Creek Salt Works at this time along with his son Miles Scalf who was also living at Goose Creek. Ira was followed on the tax lists of Knox County from 1858 through 1870. Ira was missing from the tax lists in three years; these were, 1861, 1862 and 1866; however, this could have been due to missing tax records.

Although Ira could not be found on the 1860 census of Knox or Clay County, Kentucky, the 1860 tax list of Knox County reveals that Ira was still living in Knox County, Kentucky in this year.

1858 Knox County, KY           

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek

Note:  Ira Scalf is listed twice in 1858.

1859 Knox County, KY   

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of Horses and mares --- $100
Children between 6 & 18 --- 8
Total value at 20 cents per 100 --- $100  

Ira and Nancy were not found on the 1860 census of Kentucky but Ira and Rosanna’s son Greenberry is found in the home of Ransom Stuart in Kentucky in 1860. Several of the children of Ira and Rosanna had left the home by this time. Although Ira was not found on the 1860 census, he was found on the 1860 tax list. We assume that Ira was missed by the enumerator on the 1860 census.

1860 Knox County, KY         

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of Horses and mares --- $40
Children between 6 & 18 --- 6
Bushels of corn --- 200
Total value at 20 cents per 100 --- $40

1861 – Ira missing

1862 – Ira missing

1863 Knox County, KY

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Children between 6 & 18 --- 5
Bushels of corn --- 50

1864 Knox County, KY

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Horses and mares --- 2
Value of Horses and mares --- $100
Children between 6 & 18 --- 5
Bushels of corn --- 200

1865 Knox County, KY   

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Slave --- 1
Value of slave --- $75
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of Horses and mares --- $75
Children between 6 & 18 --- 3
Bushels of corn --- 200

1866 - Ira Scalf missing

1867 Knox County, KY

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of Horses and mares --- $40
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of Horses and mares --- $40
Children between 6 & 20 --- 4
Bushels of corn --- 100

1868 Knox County, KY

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of Horses and mares --- $25
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of Horses and mares --- $25
Children between 6 & 20 --- 4
Hogs over six months old --- 1
Bushels of corn --- 75

1869 Knox County, KY

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Children between 6 & 20 --- 4

1870 Knox County, KY

Ira Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Children between 6 & 20 --- 3

Ira and Nancy were found on the census records of 1870 living in Knox County, Kentucky. We believe that part of the tax lists were missing for Knox County


1870 Knox CO KY           9 September 1870        Subdivision  #93        Barbourville KY

SCALF, Ira 66 1814 TN Married 1/29/1854
       Nancy 64 1816 TN Parents were William Killian & Ann Coleman
       Andrew 17 1853 TN
       Mary   15 1855 TN
       Clark 13 1857 TN
       Amanda 11 1859 TN

It is the opinion of the author that Ira died sometime between the enumeration of the 1870 census and the 1872 tax collection of Knox County, Kentucky. The census was enumerated September 9, 1870 but we cannot be certain of the date of the tax collection of 1872 although it is stated in some articles that they were generally taken in the spring but sometimes in the autumn.


1871 Knox County, Tax List --- Ira was not found on the 1871 tax list of Knox County and his wife Nancy did not appear as head of house on this list. Either Ira or Nancy should have been head of house when the 1871 tax collection was taken. Therefore, it is possible that pages were missing from the 1871 tax list that might have listed either Ira or Nancy.

Nancy then appears as head of house on the tax list of 1872 indicating that Ira had died. The best estimation we can make concerning the time of Ira’s death is 1870-1872.

1872 Knox County, KY          

Nancy Scalf 
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Children between 6 & 20 --- 4

1873 Knox County Tax Lists---Nancy was then missing from the 1873 tax list but picked up again on the 1874 tax list.  She was not found after 1875 until the enumeration of the 1880 Knox County census where she was found living in Laurel County, Kentucky.

1874 Knox County, KY 

Nancy Scalf
Land each tract in acres --- 250
Number of election precinct in which situated --- 7

In the middle to late 1870s, Nancy moved from Knox County to Clay County and by 1880 had settled in Laurel County.

1875 Clay County, KY

Nancy Scalf

Nancy was not found after this year on the tax lists but does appear as head of house in Laurel County, Kentucky in 1880.

Note that Clark, son of Ira and Nancy, is living in the home of his mother in 1880 but listed as a Broton (Broughton). He was also listed as Nancy’s brother. Malinda was listed as Nancy’s daughter and John D. Broton was listed as Nancy’s son. Words in parentheses were inserted by Virgil Scalf to show the actual relationship to Nancy. Please note that the words (Scalf), (in law) and (Son) were not listed on this census.


1880 Laurel Co KY          1 June 1880

SCALF, Nancy Head 61 1819 TN NC NC
BROTON, Malinda Dau (in law) 23 1857 KY TN TN
BROTON (Scalf), Clark Brother (Son) 20 1860 KY TN TN
BROTON, John D. Son   5 1875 KY KY KY

Clark (Charles) Scalf was the son of Ira Scalf and Nancy Killion McVey Scalf.  Although the age is off by about two or three years on this census, other records and family legend suggest this is the same Clark Scalf from the 1870 census.

Clark Scalf and Malinda were married April 15, 1881.  This appears to have been Malinda’s second marriage, and John D. Broton appears to be Malinda’s son from her first marriage.  Broton should probably be Broughton.  It appears the enumerator failed to list Clark as a Scalf or was confused between the names and relationships of the family.

Charles (Clark) Scalf died May 5, 1919 and is buried at the McHargue Cemetery in Laurel County, KY as well as John Scalf.

The family of Ira Scalf and Nancy Killion McVey Scalf will be discussed further on in this chapter. 

 

MILES (MILUM) J. SCALF
Son of
Ira Scalf & Rosanna Gibson
Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Miles J. Scalf, the first child listed on the census records of Ira and Rosanna married first to Catherine Scalf, September 14, 1854, in Claiborne County, Tennessee if the marriage index of Claiborne County, Tennessee is correct. A marriage license did not exist or was not found by this researcher at the Claiborne County Court House.

Catherine is believed to have been the daughter of his uncle, John Scalf Jr.  It is assumed Catherine died a short time after her marriage to Miles but no records have been found at this time to confirm this.

In the marriage records of Claiborne County, Tennessee, a marriage is also listed for Miles Scalf and Martha E. Qualls.

According to Nadine Davis Smith in an article listed in the Barbourville Mountain Advocate, Martha Qualls was the daughter of Mary McVey and George Qualls. Mary McVey was the daughter of James McVey and Nancy Killion McVey Scalf. (Nadine Davis Smith-Barbourville Mountain Advocate)  

Mary McVey married George Qualls and they had a daughter, Lucretia Qualls. Lucretia was found living in the home of Miles Scalf and his wife Lucy in 1880 Knox County, Kentucky. Lucretia (age 5) is listed as a niece of Miles Scalf. Mary McVey, daughter of Nancy Killion McVey Scalf would have been a stepsister to Miles. Therefore, Lucretia and Martha (daughters of Mary) would have been step-nieces of Miles Scalf.

It is possible that Martha Qualls, step-niece of Miles was only a witness to the marriage of Miles and Catherine and mistakenly written on the index record as his bride. A marriage was not returned for Miles and Martha; however, just four days later, Miles applied for a license to marry Catherine Scalf, daughter of his uncle, John Scalf, Jr.

Catherine Scalf might have died in the same epidemic that took the lives of Rosanna Gibson Scalf and her daughter Pacify. It is possible that Miles and Catherine divorced; however, no other records have been found of Catherine Scalf.

On the marriage application of Miles Scalf and Martha Qualls, Miles is listed as Miles J. Scalf. On the marriage application of Catherine and Miles he is listed simply as Miles Scalf. This could suggest these were two different people; however, we believe they were the same. The Miles Scalf we have become familiar with and discussed in this chapter was the son of Ira Scalf and Rosanna Gibson and we know of no other Miles Scalf in the family at this time. The marriage records of Claiborne County list the marriages as follows:

Miles J. Scalf to Martha E. Qualls - July 10, 1854 - Bk 3, pg. 45 (Link to marriage document)

Miles Scalf to Catherine Scalf July 14, 1854 - Bk 3, pg. 48 (Link to marriage document)

The four-day difference in the applications is suspicious for error. An actual marriage license for either Martha or Catherine was not found in Claiborne County, Tennessee by the author. Only the marriage index and applications record this information.

Three years later, Miles married in Clay County, Kentucky to Lucretia (Lucy) Jackson on September 24, 1857. E. W. Murphy performed the ceremony for Miles and Lucy.  Hugh Jarvis along with A. Cobb were witnesses. These folks are believed to have been from Hawkins County, Tennessee where Miles had lived with his parents until the move to Kentucky. 

Interestingly, Miles was taxed on one poll in Union County, Tennessee in the same year that he married Lucy Jackson in Clay County, Kentucky suggesting that Miles met and married Lucy in Clay County, Kentucky but might have still been living in Union County, Tennessee. We have no specific dates on these tax lists other than the year so we do not know in what month these taxes were collected.

Union County, TN 1857 - Dist. 10

Scalf, Miles - 1 poll; $1.00 tax

Miles appears on the tax list of 1858 living in Knox County, Kentucky where his father Ira and stepmother Nancy were living.  Miles and Lucy continued to make their home in Knox County, Kentucky.

1858 Knox County, KY

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Children --- 1

1859 Knox County, KY 

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Children between 6 & 18 --- 1

Miles is again listed on the 1860 tax list in the same location.

1860 Knox County, KY    

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Children between 6 & 18 --- 1
Bushels of corn --- 20

Miles is missing from the tax lists of 1861 through 1866 and assumed to be due to the war. Miles may have served in the Civil War, which ended in 1865. He then appears again on the 1867 tax list living in the same area as before.

1867 Knox County, KY   

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Enrolled militia --- 1
Children between 6 & 20 --- 2
Pounds of tobacco --- 30
Bushels of corn --- 30

1868 Knox County, KY 

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Enrolled militia --- 1
Children between 6 & 20 --- 2
Pounds of tobacco --- 20
Bushels of corn --- 15

1869 Knox County, KY

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Enrolled militia --- 1
Children between 6 & 20 --- 3
Hogs over six months old --- 9


The spelling appears to be Milum on the 1870 census of Knox County, Kentucky.

1870 Knox CO KY      9 September 1870      Subdivision #93 – Barbourville

SCALF, Milum 36 1834 VA Married:  9/24/1857  
           Lucy 27 1843 KY
           Nancy    13 1857 KY
           Roseannah 10 1860 KY
           Susan    8 1862 KY
           Richard   6 1864 KY
           Elizabeth   4 1866 KY Married Milton Bingham? per DC

Miles was then found on the tax lists of 1870 through 1875, missing in 1876 through 1878, and listed again in 1879. The tax lists might have been missing for these years as well. Miles and Lucy were then found in 1880 and 1900 still living in Knox County, Kentucky. Neither Miles nor Lucy was found after 1900.


1870 Knox County, KY

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Enrolled militia --- 1
Children between 6 & 20 --- 3
Bushels of corn --- 50

1871 Knox County, KY

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Enrolled militia --- 1
Children between 6 & 20 --- 5
Cattle --- 1
Pounds of tobacco --- 25
Bushels of corn --- 50

1872 Knox County, KY            

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Watercourse --- Goose Creek
Enrolled militia --- 1
Children between 6 & 20 --- 4
Pounds of tobacco --- 20
Bushels of corn --- 100

1873 Knox County, KY

Miles Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age

1874 Knox County, KY

Miles Scalf 
1 white male over 21 years of age   
Number of election precinct in which situated - 3

1875 Knox County, KY

Miles Scalf
Name of nearest resident --- Evan Davidson
Number of election precinct in which situated - 3

1879 Knox County, KY

Milum (Miles) Scalf
Name of nearest resident --- Hanson Smith
Number of election precinct in which situated - 3


1880 Knox CO KY 
            19 June 1880                   District #3
 
SCALF, Miles Head 50 1830 KY VA VA
         Lucretia Wife 45 1835 KY VA KY
         Susan   Dau 17 1863 KY KY KY
         Richard Son 15 1865 KY KY KY
         Elizabeth Dau 12 1868 KY KY KY
QUALLS, Lucretia Niece   5 1875 KY KY KY

The 1871 tax list reveals that Miles and Lucy had 5 children between the ages of 6 and 20; however, only four have been found on the census records. It is not possible that Lucretia Qualls was living with the family in 1871 for she was not born until 1875 so this was likely a child of Miles and Lucy.

This child would have been born in or before 1871 and died before 1880. Elmer Scalf states that another child was born to Miles and Lucy in 1883. This child was named Bertha. (Scalf Family History, pg. 133)

If Bertha was born 1883, then Miles and Lucy probably had a total of six children with four living and two deceased.

However, Elmer then states on page 134 that Bertha was born 1883 and married J. W. McVey 1899 in Knox County, Kentucky. The marriage record of Bertha Scalf and J. W. McVey confirms this statement. (Marriage Record – BK T, pg. 170 Knox County Marriages - Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) (Link to Marriage Record)

J. W. McVey married as his second wife, Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of Richard Scalf and Phoebe Smith. (1910 census) Richard Scalf was the brother of Bertha Scalf.

The last time we find Miles and Lucy on the census records was 1900 in Knox County, Kentucky. It appears that both Miles and Lucy died between 1900 and 1912. We do know from the marriage record of his son Richard to Susie Hooker that they were both deceased by 1912.

From the 1880 and 1900 census records, we determine that Lucy’s full name was “Lucretia.”  Lucy was used as a short name for Lucretia.


1880 Knox CO KY           18 & 19 June 1880              District #3

#320-322
QUALLS, Mary Head 45 1855 TN TN TN Divorced
              Nancy Dau   7 1873 KY KY TN
              William Son   1 1879 KY KY TN


1900 Knox CO KY           9 June  1900            Girdler Precinct

SCALF, Miles Head 70 1830 KY VA VA
              Lucy Wife 66 1834 KY VA KY

It is assumed that Miles and Lucy had died by 1910 or possibly Miles died and Lucy remarried.

 

NANCY JANE SCALF
Daughter of
Miles Scalf and Lucretia Jackson
Nancy<Miles<Ira<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf

Nancy J. Scalf, daughter of Miles Scalf and Lucretia Jackson, was born July 1858 and died from tuberculosis on March 1, 1914.  Based on the number of children born and the number of children remaining at home, an older child has moved away from home by the time the 1900 census was taken.  (Link to death certificate)


1900 Knox CO KY                        2 June 1900                Corbin

SHORES, Lewis F. Head 43 May 1857 NC NC NC          Married 18 years
            Nancy J. Wife 42 July 1858 KY KY KY          Married 18 years            5 children born, 4 living
            Alabama O. Dau 17 May 1883 NC KY KY
            Robert F. Son   6 Apr 1894 NC KY KY
            Lewis S. Son 8/12 Aug 1899 NC KY KY


1910 Knox CO KY                        16 April 1910                   Grays

SHORES, Lewis F. Head 57 1853 NC UKN UKN Married twice                 Herb Doctor
                Nancy Wife 55 1855 KY KY KY Married once                  5 Children born, 4 living
                Robert H. Son 15 1895 KY NC KY  
                Stanly Son 10 1900 KY NC KY  

 

ROSANNAH “ROSIE” SCALF
Daughter of
Miles J Scalf & Lucy Jackson
 
Rosannah<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  
 

Rosanna (Rosie) Scalf, daughter of Miles and Lucy was born about 1860 in Kentucky. Rosa was probably named for her grandmother, Rosanna Gibson Scalf. 

Rosa married Henry Gray and this couple probably married around 1875-1880 according to the birth of their first child. What is known of Rosa and her family was taken from the Scalf Family History and the compiled census records of Knox County, Kentucky compiled by Virgil Scalf.

No further information is available at this time.


1880 Knox CO KY                        11 June 1880                   Flat Lick

GRAY, Henry Head 22 1858 KY KY KY
        Rosa A. Wife 17 1863 KY KY KY
        Mary  Dau   1 1879 KY KY KY
        Laura C. Dau 4/12 1880 KY KY KY


1900 Knox CO KY            16 June 1900            District #2 – Precinct #5

GRAY, Henry Head 40 1860 KY KY KY
        Rosa Wife 39 1861 KY KY KY
        Matison Son 17 1883 KY KY KY
        Daniel Son 15 1885 KY KY KY
        Nelson Son 13 1887 KY KY KY
        James Son 11 1889 KY KY KY
        Joseph Son   9 1891 KY KY KY
        Lucy Dau   7 1893 KY KY KY
        Henderson Son   5 1895 KY KY KY
        Grover Son   3 1897 KY KY KY
        Elijah Son 10/12 1899 KY KY KY


1910 Knox CO KY        25 April 1910     Stinking Creek - Road Fork  

GRAY, Henry Head 48 1862 KY KY KY
      Rosa  Wife 51 1859 KY VA KY
      Joe Son 19 1891 KY KY KY
      Lucy Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY
      Henderson Son 16 1894 KY KY KY
      Grover Son 14 1896 KY KY KY
      Elijah Son 10 1900 KY KY KY
      Sudie Dau   6 1904 KY KY KY


1920 Knox CO KY            16 January 1920            Precinct #8 – Road Fork

GRAY, Henry Head 57 1863 KY KY KY
      Rose Wife 53 1867 KY KY KY
      Henderson Son 22 1898 KY KY KY
      Grover  Son 20 1900 KY KY KY
      Sudie  Dau 17 1903 KY KY KY

 
1930 Knox CO KY                        11 April 1930                   District 3

GRAY, Elijah Head 29 1901 KY KY KY
          Louisa Wife 28 1902 KY KY KY
          Rosa Dau   7 1923 KY KY KY
          Henry Father 64 1866 KY KY KY      Widower

 

MOLLIE GRAY
Daughter of
Henry Gray & Rosanna "Rosie" Scalf
 Mollie Gray<Rosanna Scalf<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Mollie Gray, daughter of Henry Gray and Rosanna "Rosie" Scalf was born after the enumeration of the 1880 census and married before the enumeration of the 1900 census. Due to this time frame, Mollie was not listed on the census records in her parent's home.

Mollie was born September 2, 1880 in Hammond, Kentucky and died at 2 p.m. January 12, 1945 in Kentucky of bronchopneumonia with underlying factors of chronic bronchitis and asthma. Mollie was 65 years, 4 months and 10 days old. Mollie married Elijah Smith (no marriage date). Her parents were listed on the death certificate as Henry Gray and Rose Scalf. Mollie was interred at Hinkle Cemetery at Barnyard, Kentucky January 14, 1945. (DC courtesy of Virgil Scalf) (Link to Death Certificate)

Mollie and Henry were found on the 1900 - 1930 Knox County, Kentucky census living at Road Fork.
 

1900 KY Knox   14 June    1900                Precinct #5

SMITH, Elijah Head 33 Jan 1867 KY KY KY Married 3 years
           Mollie Wife 22 Sep 1877 KY KY KY Married 3 years 2 children born, 2 living
           Nancy Dau 13 Oct 1886 KY KY KY
           Sallie Dau 10 May 1890 KY KY KY
           Axie  Dau   8 May 1892 KY KY KY
           Rilla Dau   6 Dec 1893 KY KY KY
           Edmonie Dau 11/12 Jun 1899 KY KY KY


1910 KY Knox               15 April 1910                   Road Fork

SMITH, Elijah Head 43 1867 KY KY KY Married 2 times
        Mollie Wife 32 1878 KY KY KY Married 1 time 7 children born, 6 living
        Rillia   Dau 16 1894 KY KY KY
        Edmonie Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY
        Julia Dau   8 1902 KY KY KY
        Lucus  Son   6 1904 KY KY KY
        Willie Son   4 1906 KY KY KY
        Mossie Dau 1 9/12 1908 KY KY KY Twin
       Mandie  Dau 1 9/12 1908 KY KY KY Twin


1920 KY Knox               16 January 1920              Road Fork

SMITH, Elijah Head 54 1866 KY KY KY
       Mollie Wife 42 1878 KY KY KY
       Lucas Son 16 1904 KY KY KY
       William Son 13 1907 KY KY KY
       Manda  Dau 11 1909 KY KY KY Twin
       Masna Dau 11 1909 KY KY KY Twin
       Alice Dau   9 1911 KY KY KY
       Henry M.  Son   6 1914 KY KY KY
       Sawyer   Son   4 1916 KY KY KY
       Rose Dau   2 1918 KY KY KY


1930 KY Knox               2 April 1930                District #4

SMITH, Elijah Head 70 1860 KY IN IN
            Mollie Wife 52 1878 KY KY KY
            Henry Son 18 1912 KY KY KY
            Sawyer Son 16 1914 KY KY KY
            Rosa  Dau 14 1916 KY KY KY
            Edna Dau 12 1918 KY KY KY
            Stella G-dau   5 1925 KY KY KY


MATISON GRAY
Son of
Henry Gray & Rosannah “Rosie” Scalf
 Grover<Rosannah<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

 

We have no information on Matison other than what is listed on the Knox County, Kentucky census reports and the WWI Registration Card.
 

1910 Knox CO KY                  25 April 1910            Stinking Creek - Road Fork  

GRAY, Mat Head 27 1883 KY KY KY      Married two times
      Dora  Wife 35 1875 KY VA KY      Married two times     11 children born, 9 living
      Ester Dau   5 1905 KY KY KY
      Troy Son   3 1907 KY KY KY
HAMMONS, James M.      Step son 20 1890 KY KY KY
      Lige Step son 18 1892 KY KY KY
      Ned Step son 16 1894 KY KY KY
      Lela Step dau 14 1896 KY KY KY
      Ellen Step dau 12 1898 KY KY KY
CLARK, Hobert Step son   7 1903 KY KY KY


WWI Registration Card


Name:  Mat Gray
Age:  36
Home Address:  Wallsend, Bell County, KY       
(Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  June 6, 1882
Nearest relative:  Dora Gray
Address:  Wallsend, Bell County, KY
Present occupation:  Coal Miner
Employer's name:  Liberty Coal CO, Straight Creek, KY
Height:  Tall
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Brown
Color of Hair:  Dark
Date:  September 12, 1918


1920 Knox CO KY                    21 January 1920                Elys precinct 21

GREY, Mat Head 38 1882 KY KY KY
      Dora Wife 45 1875 KY KY KY
HAMMONS, Lige Step son 27 1893 KY KY KY
GREY, Ester Dau 15 1905 KY KY KY
            Troy Dau 12 1908 KY KY KY
            Henry Son 10 1910 KY KY KY
            William   Son   8 1912 KY KY KY
            John A. Son   6 1914 KY KY KY
            Bertie Dau 11/12 1919 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY                    11 April 1930                         Elys Hollow Mining Camp

GRAY, Mat Head 47 1883 KY KY KY
       Dora Wife 55 1875 KY KY KY
       Troy Dau 23 1907 KY KY KY
       Henry Son 21 1909 KY KY KY
       Willie Son 18 1912 KY KY KY
       John A.    Son 16 1914 KY KY KY
       Bertha   Dau 11 1919 KY KY KY
       Frank Son   7 1923 KY KY KY
HAMMONS, John Grandson 17 1913 KY KY KY
                  Mae  Granddau 14 1916 KY KY KY

 

DANIEL GRAY
Son of
Henry Gray & Rosannah “Rosie” Scalf
 Grover<Rosannah<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

We have no information on Daniel other than what is listed on the Knox County, Kentucky census reports, death certificate, and the WWI Registration Card.

Daniel Gray died January 22, 1932.  (Link to d
eath certificate)
 

1910 Knox CO KY                   25 April 1910            Stinking Creek - Road Fork  

GRAY, Dan Head 25 1885 KY KY KY      Married one time
      Nancy Wife 24 1886 KY VA KY      Married one time           2 children born, 1 living
      Dewey Son   3 1907 KY KY KY


WWI Registration Card


Name:  Dan Gray
Age:  34
Home Address:  Hinkle, Knox, KY       
(Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  June 4, 1884
Nearest relative:  Nancy Gray
Address:  Hinkle, Knox, KY
Present occupation:  Farmer
Place of employment:  Hinkle, Knox, KY
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Black
Date:  September 12, 1918

1920 Knox CO KY                   16 January 1920            Precinct 8 - Road Fork  

GRAY, Dan Head 34 1886 KY KY KY
          Nany Wife 34 1886 KY KY KY
          Dewey Son 13 1907 KY KY KY
          James     Son   9 1911 KY KY KY
          Sarah   Dau   6 1914 KY KY KY
          Grover    Son 3 7/12 1916 KY KY KY
          Emanuel Son 2/12 1919 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY                        2 April 1930                        District 4

GRAY, Dan Head 45 1885 KY KY KY
        Nancy Wife 45 1885 KY KY KY
        James Son 18 1912 KY KY KY
        Sarah   Dau 16 1914 KY KY KY
        Grover Son 13 1917 KY KY KY
        Emanuel Son 10 1920 KY KY KY
        Rosa Dau   7 1923 KY KY KY
        Victor      Son   6 1924 KY KY KY
        Lewis Son   1 1929 KY KY KY



JAMES GRAY
Son of
Henry Gray & Rosannah “Rosie” Scalf
 Grover<Rosannah<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

 

We have no information on James other than what is listed on the Knox County, Kentucky census reports, and the WWI Registration Card.

 

1910 Knox CO KY   25 April 1910            Stinking Creek - Road Fork  

GRAY, James Head 22 1888 KY KY KY      Married one time
      Pearlie Wife 18 1892 KY VA KY      Married one time     1 child born, 1 living
      Milton Son 1 6/12 1908 KY KY KY


WWI Registration Card


Name:  James Gray
Age:  27
Home Address:  Scalf, KY       
(Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  January, 1890
Born:  Scalf, KY
Dependents:  Wife and one child
Present occupation:  Farmer
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Light brown
Bald:  No
Date:  June 5, 1917


1920 Knox CO KY                    5 January 1920                            Precinct 25         Hubbard

GRAY, James Head 29 1891 KY KY KY
          Pearlie Wife 30 1890 KY KY KY
          Charlie Son   5 1915 KY KY KY
          Clyde Son 8/12 1919 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY                        24 April 1930                        District 4

GRAY, James Head 38 1892 KY KY KY
           Pearl Wife 35 1895 KY KY KY
           Charles    Son 15 1915 KY KY KY
           Lion  Son 10 1920 KY KY KY
           Mattie    Dau   8 1922 KY KY KY
           Nancy Dau   7 1923 KY KY KY
           Delmar Son   5 1925 KY KY KY

 

NELSON GRAY
Son of
Henry Gray & Rosannah “Rosie” Scalf
 Nelson<Rosannah<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Nelson Gray, son of Henry Gray and Rosannah “Rosie” Scalf, was born April 13, 1889. Nelson married Susan Price. This information was obtained from the 1910 census of Pawnee County, Oklahoma. Nelson was listed as the son-in-law of Samuel Price on this census. Nelson and Susan had been married for four years and had no children at this time.

 From the draft registration card of Nelson Gray we learn the date of his birth as well as his description. Nelson was tall and slender with gray eyes and blonde hair. He was 28 years old at the time of the draft.

Nelson (aka Nelce/Nelse) and Susan remained in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. There are no children listed on census records through 1930 other than a nephew and the child of a couple that were boarding with Nelson and Susan in 1920.

Susan’s mother had died by 1930 and her father, Samuel Price, was living in the home of Nelson and Susan.

We have no further information on this family.  


1910 Pawnee CO OK                      26 April 1910                            McElroy  
 
PRICE, Samuel Head 54 1856 KY KY KY Married 35 years  
          Jannie D.   Wife 52 1858 KY KY KY Married 35 years 11 children born, 7 living
          Allie Dau 16 1894 KY KY KY    
          James  Son 15 1895 KY KY KY    
          Mollie Dau 12 1898 KY KY KY    
          Cordelia Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY    
          Ethel (G)dau 5/12 1909 KY KY KY    
GRAY, Nelson Son in law 24 1886 KY KY KY Married 4 years  
          Susan Dau 19 1891 KY KY KY Married 4 years  No children


WWI Registration Card


Name: Nelson Gray
Age: 28
Home Address: Jennings, OK        (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: April 13, 1889
Employed: Farmer
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: Blonde
Date: June 5, 1917


1920 Pawnee CO OK                      23 & 24 January 1920                            McElroy  

GRAY, Nelce Head 35 1885 KY KY KY
             Susie Wife 33 1887 KY KY KY
PRICE, Willie             Nephew   9 1911 OK KY KY
MEIGHEN, Sylvan Boarder 20 1900 MO MO MO
             Mollie    Boarder 22 1898 KY KY KY
             Virginia K. Boarder Dau 3/12 1919 MO MO MO


1930 Pawnee CO OK                      3 April 1930                            Jennings  

GRAY, Nelce Head 38? 1882? KY KY KY
           Susie     Wife 38? 1882? KY KY KY
PRICE, Samuel Father in law 75 1855 KY KY KY

 

GROVER GRAY
Son of
Henry Gray & Rosannah “Rosie” Scalf
 Grover<Rosannah<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  


We have no information on Grover other than what is listed on the 1930 Knox County, Kentucky census and the
WWI Registration Card.

WWI Registration Card

Name:  Grover Gray
Age:  18
Home Address:  Knox County, KY        (Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  October 13, 1899
Nearest relative:  Henry Gray
Address:  Knox County, KY
Employed:  Coal Miner
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Black
Date:  September 12, 1918



1930 Knox CO KY            11 April 1930                   District 3  

GRAY, Grover Head 32 1898 KY KY KY
(Carnes), Clara Wife 29 1901 KY KY KY
           Irene Dau   9 1921 KY KY KY
           Georgia  Dau   7 1923 KY KY KY
           Hazel Dau   6 1924 KY KY KY
           Arvil Son   3 1927 KY KY KY

  

ELIJAH GRAY
Son of
Henry Gray & Rosannah “Rosie” Scalf
 Elijah<Rosannah<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Elijah Gray, son of Rosanna “Rosie” Scalf and Henry Gray was born about 1901 (census calculation) in Kentucky. We have no further information on this family.  


1930 Knox CO KY              11 April 1930                   District 3

GRAY, Elijah Head 29 1901 KY KY KY
          Louisa Wife 28 1902 KY KY KY
          Rosa Dau   7 1923 KY KY KY
          Henry Father 64 1866 KY KY KY      Widower

  

   SUSAN SCALF
Daughter of
Miles J. Scalf & Lucy Jackson
Susan<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Susan Scalf, daughter of Miles J. Scalf and Lucy Jackson Scalf was born about 1866 according to census records. Susan married Daniel McVey son of James McVey and Nancy Killion McVey Scalf. Daniel was born 1838 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. The spelling of this name can be found as McVey and McVay. We have used the most common spelling found of this name in these writings.

Susan Scalf and Daniel McVey were married February 24, 1888 in Knox County, Kentucky. (BK H, pg. 405 - General Index to Marriages, Knox Co. KY)

This was a second marriage for Daniel. We do not have the name of the first wife of Daniel. His third wife was Vina B. Warren December 18, 1901. Vina was the daughter of John and Amanda Mills Warren. (Newspaper clipping, Barbourville Mountain Advocate - Nadine Davis Smith)

From the 1900 census it appears that either Susan was married prior to her marriage to Daniel or Daniel had a stepdaughter from his previous marriage living in the home. Amelia Cole is in the home and listed as Daniel’s stepdaughter. Amelia could have been the daughter of Susan by a first marriage or even a daughter of Daniels first wife. Considering the mistakes made by the enumerators with names we would need descendents of this line to confirm the correct parents of Amelia.

Elmer Scalf states that a son was born to Daniel and Susan in 1894 named Asberry. In 1910 Knox County, Kentucky Daniel’s wife is Jane and a son Asberry is in the home.

Daniel stated in 1910 that he had been married three times. We do not know the first wife of Daniel but Susan Scalf was his second wife and they married in 1888. Daniel had been married to Jane (1910 census) for twelve years placing the marriage date around 1898.

We believe Susan Scalf McVey might have died sometime around the birth of Asberry who was born 1894 and Daniel remarried to Jane (maiden name unknown) Mills. Jane stated she had been married twice. In the home are Jane’s children by her previous marriage; Harrison, Pearly and Lizzie Mills.

Interestingly, the General Index to Marriages of Knox County, Kentucky lists Amelia Scalf to William McVey, on December 8, 1902, BK J, page 461. This raises speculation as to whether Amelia listed below was the same Amelia who married William McVey


1900 Knox Co KY             9 June 1900    Girdler Precinct

McVEY, Daniel, Sr. Head 62 1838 TN TN TN
              Susan  Wife 34 1866 KY KY KY 6 children born, 4 living
COLE, Amelia Step-dau 16 1884 KY KY KY


1910 Knox Co, KY                        26 April 1910                   Girdler Precinct

McVEY, Daniel, Sr. Head 72 1838 TN TN TN Married three times
              Jane Wife 45 1865 KY IL KY Married 2 times - 5 children born, 4 living
              Asberry Son 16 1894 KY TN KY
MILLS, Harrison S-son 13 1897 KY KY KY
             Pearly S-dau 12 1898 KY KY KY
             Lizzie     S-dau   6 1904 KY KY KY

 

ASBERRY MCVEY
Son of
Daniel Mcvey and Susan Scalf
Susan<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Asberry McVey, son of Daniel Mcvey and Susan Scalf, was born June 24, 1894. Asberry married Pearley Mills on January 15, 1913 in Knox County, KY. Asberry was shot and killed on June 24, 1917 in Knox County, KY.

(Link to Asberry McVey and Pearley Mills marriage document)

(Link to Asberry McVey death certificate)

WWI Registration Card

Name: Asberry McVey
Age: 21
Home Address: Hammons, KY        (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: December 18, 1895
Employed: Farmer
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Red
Date: June 5, 1917


 

RICHARD SCALF
Son of
Miles J. Scalf & Lucy Jackson
Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Richard Scalf was born July 12, 1865 in Kentucky and died March 8, 1947 in Corbin (Whitley County) Kentucky. The death certificate of Richard states he died of cerebral hemorrhage at 7 a.m. due to hypertensive cardiovascular disorder.

Interment for Richard was at the Patterson Cemetery on March 11, 1947 at Barbourville, Kentucky. He was listed as widowed and his wife’s name was Ruby Brock Scalf. Richard was 81 years, 7 months and 6 days old at the time of his death. Richard’s father was listed as Miles Scalf and mother unknown.  M.C. Scalf was the informant. (Death Certificate courtesy of Sherry Reeter(Link to death certificate)


RICHARD SCALF & PHOEBE SMITH

Richard married first to Phoebe Smith September 6, 1882 in Knox Co. Kentucky. Richard was 17 years old and Phoebe was 24. They were married at the home of Richard’s father, Miles (Milum) Scalf. The parents of Phoebe are not listed. (Marriage License – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) (Link to Marriage License)

According to the marriage dates of Richard Scalf to Phoebe Smith it appears that Elizabeth was the daughter of Richard and Phoebe. Richard’s children were listed on the 1898, 1899 and 1900 Knox County School Census. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1898 Knox County School Census

Parent or Guardian

Child

Date of Birth

Age of Male

Age of Female

Richard Scalf

Elizabeth  Nov 10, 1885  12
Martha J. Mar 25, 1888  10
James Jan 13, 1891

7

  


1899
Knox County School Census

Parent or Guardian

Child

Date of Birth

Age of Male

Age of Female

Richard Scalf

Elizabeth  Nov 10, 1885  14
Martha J. Mar 25, 1889  10
James Jan 13, 1891

8

  


1900 Knox County School Census

Parent or Guardian

Child

Age of Male

Age of Female

Location

Richard Scalf

Martha 12 Woodbine
James

9

 

We have no information on Phoebe Smith Scalf.

ELIZABETH SCALF
Daughter of
Richard Scalf & Phoebe Smith
Elizabeth<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  
 

Elizabeth Scalf daughter of Richard Scalf and Phoebe Smith was born November 10, 1885 in Kentucky. (1898-1899 School Census – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Elizabeth married James W. McVey and they were found on the 1910 census of Knox County, Kentucky with one child, Sarah. A cousin Julia Jorden was living in the home.

J. W. McVey (James?) had been married prior to his marriage to Elizabeth. J. W. McVey married Bertha Scalf, daughter of Miles and Lucy Jackson Scalf. We believe Bertha died soon after the marriage for J. W. then married Elizabeth sometime around 1900 if this is the same J. (ames) W. McVey.

1910 Knox Co KY                   25 April 1910                   Girdler Precinct

MCVEY, James W. Head 36 1874 KY KY KY  
(Scalf)    Elizabeth Wife 24 1886 KY KY KY 2 children born, 1 living
              Sarah Dau   2 1908 KY KY KY  
JORDEN, Julia Cousin 15 1895 KY KY KY Divorced

Note:  James and Elizabeth had been married for 12 years calculating a marriage date of 1900. This would explain why Elizabeth was not in the home of her father in 1900. The school census states her birth date as November 10, 1885. She would have been 15 years old when she married.

 

SARAH MCVEY
Daughter of
James McVey and Elizabeth Scalf
Sarah<Elizabeth<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Sarah McVey, daughter of James McVey and Elizabeth Scalf, was born November 10, 1907 in Knox County, KY and died February 24, 1929 in Knox County, KY. Sarah married James Marcum.

(Link to death certificate)


RICHARD SCALF & MARY HENSLEY


Richard’s first wife, Phoebe Smith Scalf died and Richard then married Mary Hensley, June 19, 1887 Knox County, Kentucky. The marriage license states this was a second marriage for Richard and the first marriage for Mary. Mary was born in Tennessee and her father in North Carolina. Her parent’s names were not listed. They were married at the home of Milum (Miles) Scalf. (Marriage License – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)           (Link to Marriage License)

 

According to the School Censuses, it appears that Martha J. and James were the children of Richard and Mary Hensley Scalf. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Phoebe Smith Scalf, was missing from the 1900 school census as well as the household census of that year.  However, she was found in 1910 in her own household and was married to J. W. McVey. Elizabeth was the daughter of Richard and his first wife, Phoebe Smith.


1898 Knox County School Census

Parent or Guardian

Child

Date of Birth

Age of Male

Age of Female

Richard Scalf

Elizabeth  Nov 10, 1885  12
Martha J. Mar 25, 1888  10
James Jan 13, 1891

7

  


1899
Knox County School Census

Parent or Guardian

Child

Date of Birth

Age of Male

Age of Female

Richard Scalf

Elizabeth  Nov 10, 1885  14
Martha J. Mar 25, 1889  10
James Jan 13, 1891

8

  


1900 Knox County School Census

Parent or Guardian

Child

Age of Male

Age of Female

Location

Richard Scalf

Martha 12 Woodbine
James

9

 


MARTHA JANE SCALF
Daughter of
Richard Scalf & Mary Henley
Martha Jane<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Martha J. Scalf, daughter of Richard Scalf and Mary Hensley was born March 25, 1888 in Knox County, Kentucky (Knox County, Kentucky School Census 1898-1899, Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Martha married Joe Shorter May 26, 1904 in Knox County, Kentucky. (General Index To Marriages Knox Co. KY – BK I, Pg. 409)

Elmer Scalf states that Joe and Martha had two children; Frank Shorter – born 1909 and died 1944; Rosie Shorter – born 1921 and died 1931. (Scalf Family History, pg. 134-135)

Martha and Joe were found on the 1910 census of Knox County, Kentucky living at Barbourville. They were not found in 1920 but found again in 1930. The census records reveal that Joe and Martha also had a daughter Pearl and a son John H. Scalf. A son Dallas (Spelled Dowie on the census) was in the home at age 18. Martha and Joe also had a daughter named Flossie Mae. Martha was a widow in 1930 and Martha died in 1931. 

Martha Scalf Shorter was listed as a widow in 1930. It is believed that Martha died in 1931; however, a Martha Shorter was found on the SS Index who  may have possibly been the wife of Joe Shorter. If so, Martha died May 15, 1972.

Martha Shorter listed on the SS Index was born 1877. The 1898 school census states her birth date as 1888 and the 1899 school census states she was born 1889.  These dates are quite different from the SS Index and this Martha Shorter may not be Martha J. Scalf Shorter. 


Name:  Martha J. Shorter
SSN:  403-68-4930
Last Residence:  42101  Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States of America
Born:  23 May 1877
Died:  15 May 1972
State (Year) SSN issued:                        Kentucky (1965

 
1910 Knox CO KY                        16 April 1910                   District 1            Barbourville

SHORTER, Joe Head 58 1852 KY TN TN
         Martha J.  Wife 21 1889 KY KY KY
         Pearl   Dau   2 1908 KY KY KY
         John H. Son 8/12 1909 KY KY KY

1930 Knox CO KY                        2 April 1930                Heidrick 

SHORTER, Martha Head 39 1891       KY KY KY Widow
                    Dowie Son 18 1912 KY KY KY (Dallas)

 

FLOSSIE MAE SHORTER
Daughter of
Joseph Shorter & Martha J. Scalf
Flossie M Shorter<Martha J Scalf<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  
 

Flossie Mae Shorter daughter of Joseph Shorter and Martha J. Scalf was born May 10, 1916 and died October 14, 1988. (SS Index courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Flossie was married to a Hubbard at the time of her death; however, we have been unable to find the first name of her husband.

We have no further information on Flossie.

SSDI
Name:  Flossie M. Hubbard
SSN:  407-32-7200
Last Residence:  42274 Rockfield, Warren, Kentucky, USA
Born:  10 May 1916
Died:  14 Oct 1988
State (Year) SSN issued:  Kentucky (Before 1951)

  

DALLAS SHORTER
Son of
Joseph Shorter & Martha J. Scalf
 Dallas Shorter<Martha J Scalf<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  
 

Dallas Shorter son of Joseph Shorter and Martha J. Scalf was born October 15, 1911 and died December 1977. (SS Index courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

We have no further information on Dallas.

SSDI
Name: Dallas Shorter
SSN: 407-01-7760
Last Residence: 42101   Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States of America
Born: 15 Oct 1911
Last Benefit: 42101   Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States of America
Died: Dec 1977
State (Year) SSN issued: Kentucky (Before 1951)
 

JAMES SCALF
Son of
Richard Scalf & Mary Hensley
James<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
  

James Scalf, son of Richard and Mary Hensley Scalf was born January 13, 1891 (Knox County, Kentucky School Census 1898-1900). The Social Security Index states a date of birth for James as February 13, 1893, two years later than the school census reports. (SS Index  - Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

James married Nancy Mills (No marriage date).

James and wife Nannie (Nancy) Mills were found on the 1920 and 1930 census records of Knox County, Kentucky. No further information is known of this family. They had a son Estil Scalf. A picture of Estil is listed below. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)
 

WWI Registration Card

Name:  James Scalf            
Age:  24
Home Address:  Barbourville, KY
Date of Birth:  February 13, 1893                 (Link to original document)
Born:  Knox CO, Kentucky
Employed:  Farm
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Brown
Color of Hair:  Light
Date:  June 5, 1917


1920 Knox CO KY                        20 January 1920            Precinct  1

SCALF, James Head 33 1887 KY KY KY
(Mills) Nannie Wife 27 1893 KY KY KY
           Eland Son (Dau) 11 1909 KY KY KY
           Hazel Dau   5 1915 KY KY KY
           Estel Dau(Son) 3 5/12 1916 KY KY KY
McVEY, Sarah Niece   9 1911 KY KY KY


1930 Knox County KY            5 April 1930                Heidrick

SCALF, James Head 40 1890 KY KY KY
          Nannie Wife 42 1888 KY KY KY
          Hazel Dau 16 1914 KY KY KY
          Estil Dau(Son) 14 1916 KY KY KY
          Cecil Son 12 1918 KY KY KY
          Ellen Son   9 1921 KY KY KY    (Link to death certificate)
          Christine Dau   7 1923 KY KY KY
          Margie Dau   2 1928 KY KY KY
TUGGLE, Elan Dau 21 1909 KY KY KY
TUGGLE, James H. G-son 1/12 1930 KY KY KY

Note:  In the 1920 and 1930 censuses, Estil Scalf is listed as a female.  However, Estil is a male and he married Lizzie Lawson on November 25, 1935 in Knox County, Kentucky.


1940 Knox CO KY                      3 April 1940                                Heidrick     

SCALF, Jim Head 49 1891 KY
        Nan Wife 53 1887 KY
        Ellen Dau 18 1922 KY
        Christine Dau 16 1924 KY
        Maggie Dau 12 1928 KY

 


HAZEL SCALF
Daughter of
James Scalf & Nannie Mills
Hazel<James<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Hazel Scalf, daughter of James Scalf & Nannie Mills, was born November 17, 1914. Hazel married Lewis Hudson.

Children of Lewis Hudson and Hazel Scalf:

     1) Kenneth Ray Hudson - born September 15, 1937 and died October 15, 1937. (Link to death certificate)
     2) Colene Hudson
     3) Tip Hudson
     4) Nannie M. Hudson
     5) Margaret A. Hudson


1940 Knox CO KY                     3 April 1940                        Heidrick

HUDSON, Lewis Head 22 1918 KY
          Hazel Wife 23 1917 KY
          Colene Dau   2 1938 KY
          Tip Son 5/12 1939 KY


 

ESTIL HERMAN SCALF
Son of
James Scalf & Nannie Mills
Estil H<James<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Estil Herman Scalf, son of James Scalf and Nannie (Nancy) Mills was born 1916 in Kentucky (census calculation). Estil married Elizabeth Lawson November 25, 1935 in Knox County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Perry and Molly Sasser Gilbert Lawson. Elizabeth was born in 1920 and died May 21, 2001 in Knox County, Kentucky. Her obituary is listed below. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Estil Herman Scalf was still living in 2001 at the time of his wife’s death.

(Link to picture of Estil Scalf)

1940 Prince William CO VA                4 April 1940                    Marine Reservation, Quantico, VA

SCALF, Estil Head 23 1917 KY Private First Class, U.S.M.C.


1940 Knox CO KY                       5 April 1940                                Heidrick

SCALF, Estil Head 23 1917 KY
          Lizzie  Wife 19 1921 KY
          Claudell Son   2 1938 KY


OBITUARY

Elizabeth Lawson Scalf (Wife of Estil Scalf)

Elizabeth Lawson Scalf, 81, of California Hollow, Barbourville, died Sun May 21 2001 in the Knox Co Hospital.   She was the daughter of the late Perry and Molly Sasser Gilbert Lawson, born to them on June 14 1919.   Mrs. Scalf was a member of the Heidrick Holiness Church.   On Nov 15 1935, she united in marriage to Estill Herman Scalf and to this union a son was born. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Lawson, a half Brother, Joe Gilbert and a g-grandson.

Mrs. Scalf is survived by her husband of over 65 yrs, Estill Herman Scalf of California Hollow, 1 son, Claude L Scalf and wife Opel of Gray; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 4 g-g-grchildren; many nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Lawson Scalf will be conducted in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Thurs May 24 2001 at 1 pm with the Revs Garrett Garland and Tommy Frazier officiating.   Mrs. Scalf will be laid to rest in the Scalf Cemetery in California Hollow.

Hopper Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

 

CECIL SCALF
Son of
James Scalf & Nannie Mills
Cecil<James<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

1940 Knox CO KY                      3 April 1940                               Heidrick

SCALF, Cecil Head 20 1920 KY
        Bertha Wife 26 1914 KY
CAMPBELL, Betty Lou Step dau   7 1933 KY

 

ELLEN SCALF
Daughter of
James Scalf and Nancy (Nannie) Mills
Ellen<James<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Ellen Scalf, daughter of James Scalf and Nancy “Nannie” Mills, was born about 1909. Ellen married Evart Tuggle March 29, 1929 in Knox County, Kentucky. Unfortunately,  Evert was murdered on March 29, 1933. (Link to death certificate).

Later, Ellen married Taylor Deaton, and they are found on the 1940 census. Also, James and Mary on the 1940 census are the children of Evert and Ellen Tuggle, but they are using the surname of Deaton. 


1930 Knox County KY                             5 April 1930                                  Heidrick

SCALF, James Head 40 1890 KY KY KY
          Nannie Wife 42 1888 KY KY KY
          Hazel Dau 16 1914 KY KY KY
          Estil Dau(Son) 14 1916 KY KY KY
          Cecil Son 12 1918 KY KY KY
          Ellen Son   9 1921 KY KY KY
          Christine Dau   7 1923 KY KY KY
          Margie Dau   2 1928 KY KY KY
TUGGLE, Elan Dau 21 1909 KY KY KY
TUGGLE, James H. G-son 1/12 1930 KY KY KY


1940 Knox County KY                            5 April 1940                                  Heidrick

DEATON, Taylor Head 50 1890 KY
        Ellen Wife 31 1909 KY
        James Son 10 1930 KY
        Mary Dau   7 1933 KY
        Flora Mae Dau   1 1939 KY                  (Link to death certificate)

  

WILLIAM  (Willie) SCALF
Son of
Richard Scalf & Mary Hensley
William<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr< Lewis Scalf


William Scalf son of Richard Scalf and Mary Hensley was born about 1893. William was not listed on the school census of Knox County and was found living in the home of Kizzie Smith in 1900 and then in the home of Richard and his third wife, Malinda Tuttle Scalf in 1910. William (Willie) married Eva Hooker. Relationship to Susie Hooker, fourth wife of Richard Scalf (if any) is unknown.

William and Eva had two children Dorothy and Willie according to census records. Dorothy was born 1915 and married Bill Bradley. Willie, son of Willie and Eva, was born 1919 and died 1924.

After the death of Eva, William married Cora Smith. Their family is listed below along with the family of William and Eva Hooker Scalf. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

William (Willie) died January 27, 1972.

From the research of Virgil Scalf, we have the following information on William Scalf.


1900 Knox CO KY                        4 June 1900    Girdler Precinct
 

SMITH, Kizzie? Head 67 1843 KY KY KY
SCALF, Willie (missing)   7 1893 KY KY KY


1910 Knox CO KY                        22 April 1910                   Barbourville

SCALF, Richard Head 47 1863 KY KY KY
           Malinda Wife 42 1868 KY KY KY
           James Son 18 1892 KY KY KY
           William Son 17 1893 KY KY KY
           Milton   Son 11 1899 KY KY KY
           Lucy Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY
           Richard Son   9 1901 KY KY KY
           Lizzie Dau   5 1905 KY KY KY
           John Son 1 5/12 1908 KY KY KY


1920 Knox CO KY                        20 January 1920            Precinct  1

SCALF, William Head 27 1893 KY KY KY Coal Mines
(Hooker), Eva Wife 31 1889 KY KY KY  
             Dorothy Dau 4 9/12 1915 KY KY KY  
             Willie Dau 7/12 1919 KY KY KY Died young

Willie Scalf died January 19, 1924. (Link to death certificate)


1930 Knox CO KY                        2 April 1930                Heidrick

SCALF, William Head 35 1895 KY KY KY Farmer    (died 01/27/1972)
(Smith), Cora Wife 25 1905 KY KY KY  
        Dorothy Dau 15 1915 KY KY KY  
        Loma Dau   8 1922 KY KY KY  
        Grace Dau   6 1924 KY KY KY  
        Ethel Dau   4 1926 KY KY KY  
        Maude Dau   2 1928 KY KY KY  


1940 Laurel CO KY                      17 April 1940                        District 2

SCALF, William Head 47 1893 KY
            Cora Wife 36 1904 KY
            Gracie Dau 17 1923 KY
            Etheyl Dau 13 1927 KY
            Maudie   Dau 12 1928 KY
            William, Jr.  Son   7 1933 KY
            Flossie Dau   5 1935 KY
            James     Son   3 1937 KY
            Wanda L. Dan 11/12 1939 KY


“The Scalfs of Eastern Kentucky have long been producers of good music.  The Scalf Sisters, Eathel and Maude, begin their musical career as children in the late 1930s.  Daughters of Will and Cora Smith, the girls performed on guitar and mandolin throughout the area and were constant winners of YMCA, local theater and radio contests, and performed at Renfro Valley.  They were later joined by a younger sister, Flossie, who became an adept mandolin player at age six.  Will was a good musician and had a fine tenor voice.  Cora played the organ, had a strong voice and often sang at funerals.  Cora’s parents were Frank Smith and Rhoda Ellen Tuttle.”   (History and families of Knox County, KY - Eathel S. Henson – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Descendants of William Scalf:

William Scalf    1893 – 1972 married Eva Hooker. William Scalf died January 27, 1972. (Kentucky Death Records Index)

Children of William and Eva:

A) Dorothy Scalf born 1915 married Bill Bradley.

      1) Eddie Chumley Bradley  
2)
 Billy Bradley  
3)
 Jannette Bradley  
4)
 Bobby Bradley  

 B) Willie Scalf - son of William and Eva born 1919 died 1924.

 C) Loma Scalf born 1922 married George Messer          

         1) Maggie Messer  
         2)
 Georgia Messer  
         3)
 Renfro Messer  
         4)
 Oscar Messer  
         5)
 Ricky Messer  
         6)
 Lloyd Messer  
         7)
 Cluster Messer  

 D) Grace Scalf born 1922 married Horace Chumley        

         1) Linda Chumley         
         2)
Debby Chumley         
         3)
Helen Chumley         
         4)
Bill Chumley         
         5)
Bobby Chumley         

William Scalf then married Cora Smith and had the following children:

 A) Ethel Scalf born1926 - married Charles L. Henson

         1) Janet Henson
         2)
 Bonnie Henson
         3)
 Judy Henson
         4)
 Beverly Henson
        
5) Danny Henson

B) Maude Scalf born 1928 – married Jesse Dye

         1) Larry Dye
         2)
 David Dye
         3)
 Linda Dye     

 C) Chester Scalf    1930 - 1931

 D) Will Scalf, Jr. born 1932 – married Shirley Stivers           

         1) Pamela Scalf    

  E) Flossie Scalf born 1934 – married Bob Wiles  

         1) Billy Wiles  
         2)
 Bobby Wiles  
         3)
 Shawn Wiles  
         4)
 Windy Wiles  

F) James Scalf born 1936 – married Mary Helton

         1) Jimmy Scalf     

G) Wanda Scalf born 1939 – married Earnest Mongony       

          1) Sandra Mongony  
          2)
 Susan Mongony  
          3)
 Brenda Mongony  

H) Claude Scalf born 1941 – married Linda Baker 

          1) Joyce Scalf born 1944 – married Bruce Williamson       

                     1) Kim Williamson     
                     2)
 Timothy Williamson     

              Joyce Scalf then married Woodson Daniels, Jr.      

                    1) Shawn Daniels     
                    2)
 Jill Daniels     

 Cora Smith Scalf died 27 March 1988 at Knox County, Kentucky at the age of 85. (Kentucky Death Records Index)

 
General Index to Land Conveyances, Knox County Kentucky

Grantor Grantee Location Date
Will & Eva Scalf Dill & Mary Jane Hooker Little Richland - one acre October 1, 1921
Will & Eva Scalf Dill & Mary Jane Hooker Barbourville - 1/2 acre December 6, 1934

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

LOMA SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf & Eva Hooker
Loma<William<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr< Lewis Scalf

Loma Scalf, daughter of William Scalf & Eva Hooker, was born about 1921 and died February 16, 2008 in Knox County, Kentucky. Loma married George Messer.

1940 Fayette CO KY                        11 April 1940                    Greendale

SCALF, Loma 17 1923 KY  

OBITUARY:

Mrs. Loma Messer age 82, of Barbourville, Ky. departed this life on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the Knox County Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Will and Elva Scalf born to them on April 16, 2008 after the death of her mother at an early age she was raised by the late Cora Scalf. Mrs. Messer was a homemaker a believer in the Baptist faith and loved to be with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Will and Elve Hooker Scalf, three brothers James Scalf, Willie Scalf and Will Scalf, Jr., five sisters Maude Dye, Dorothy Bradley, Gracie Chumbley, Ethal Henson and Effie Scalf.

Survivors include eight sons Renfro Messer and wife Sharon of Tazewell Tn., Oscar Messer and wife Lisa of Williamsburg, Ky., Ricky Messer of Barbourville, Lloyd Messer, Cluster Messer and wife Karen all of Corbin, Ky., David Messer and wife Cleda of Gray, Ky., Norman Messer and wife Hazel of Detroit, Michigan, Ray Messer and wife Janette of Florida., two daughters Maggie Owens and husband Alvin, Georgia Miller and fiancé Mike Elam all of Barbourville, one brother Claude Scalf and wife Linda of Barbourville four sisters Flosie Wiles Daniels and Joyce Scalf both of Barbourville a special son in law Pete Miller of Barbourville and a special friend Randy Miller twenty four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren plus a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Funeral services for Mrs. Loma Messer will be conducted in the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Frank Elliot and Rev. Jason Miller officiating. Pallbearers will be George Messer, Jonathan Messer, Jake Messer, Harley Ray Messer, Langdon Messer, Jason Miller and Chris Powers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Pete Miller and Mike Elam. Burial will follow in the Powers-Miller Cemetery at Davis Bend, Ky. with Hampton Funeral Home in charge of all the arrangements.
 

RICHARD SCALF & MALINDA TUTTLE


Malinda Tuttle was the third wife of Richard Scalf. Richard and Malinda were married November 7, 1896. On the marriage license of Richard and Malinda, her father is stated as Milton Tuttle; however, her mother’s name is not listed. Her father’s name is listed under “birthplace of father.” Richard and Malinda were to be married at Dan McVey’s. (Marriage License – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  (Link to Marriage License)

William Scalf, son of Richard, was not listed in the household above and may be the William living in the home of Kizzie Smith just two houses away from Richard. Kizzie might have been Richard’s mother-in-law from his first marriage to Phoebe Smith.  This household is listed below.


1900 Knox CO KY            4 June 1900                  Girdler Precinct

SCALF, Richard Head 34 1866 KY KY KY Married 11/7/1896
(Tuttle)  Linda Wife 25 1875 KY KY KY
            Martha J. Dau 12 1888 KY KY KY Mother is Mary Hensley
            James Son   9 1891 KY KY KY Mother is Mary Hensley           
            Milton Son   3 1897 KY KY KY
TUTTLE, Lucy Sister in law 17 1883 KY KY KY

Note:  It is unknown what relationship (if any) Kizzie Smith might have been to the Richard Scalf family. 

It is possible that Kizzie Smith was the mother of Phoebe Smith Scalf, first wife of Richard.  However, Willie (William) appears to have been the son of Richard and Mary Hensley Scalf if his age and birth date from the school and census records is correct. Richard did not marry Malinda until 1896 and Willie/William was born 1893. This suggests that Mary Hensley was also the mother of William (Willie).  

Willie (William?) is listed in 1900 in the home of Kizzie Smith while no William is in the home of Richard and Malinda in 1900; however, there is a William in the home of Richard and Malinda by 1910 with the same birth date.  This indicates that William and Willie were the same person.


1900    Knox CO KY                        4 June 1900            Girdler Precinct

SMITH, Lizzie? Head 67 1843 KY KY KY
SCALF, Willie Ukn   7 1893 KY KY KY

According to the marriage dates of Richard Scalf, it appears that the last five children, Milton, Lucy, Richard Jr., Lizzie and John were the children of Richard and Malinda.

The Knox County School Census of 1901-1903 reveals that Richard and Malinda had four children in school at this time; namely Martha Jane, Willie, James (Jimmie) and Miltie.


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

Parent or Guardian

Child

Age of Male

Age of Female

Location

 Richard & Linda Scalf

Martha Jane  14

District 1

Willie 

10

 
Jinnie

12

  
Miltie

6

 In 1904, the same children were still in school.
        
   

1904 Knox County School Census  

Parent or Guardian

Child

Age of Male

Age of Female

Location

 Richard & Linda Scalf

Martha Jane  15

District 1

Will

10

 
Jim

12

  
Meltie

6

 
1910 Knox CO KY                        22 April 1910         Barbourville

SCALF, Richard Head 47 1863 M2 KY KY KY
             Malinda Wife 42 1868 M2 KY KY KY 13 children born, 5 living
             Miltie    Son 11 1899   KY KY KY
             Lucy Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY
             Richard  Son   9 1901 KY KY KY
             Lizzie Dau   5 1905 KY KY KY
             John Son 1 5/12 1908 KY KY KY
             James  Son 18 1892 KY KY KY
             William Son 17 1893    KY KY KY

Richard Scalf and family were listed twice in the 1910 census.  He moved his family to another location in the town of Barbourville after the first census was taken. 

Note: Malinda stated on the first enumeration in 1910 that she had thirteen children born with five living. We know that Milton, Lucy, Richard, Lizzie and John were the children of Richard and Malinda.

Malinda then states on the second enumeration in 1910 that she had seven children born with only five living. By this, we assume that Malinda included five children from a prior marriage on the first enumeration but did not include those children on the second enumeration. We also assume that Richard and Malinda had a total of seven children. However, Tuttle descendents might be able to help solve this.


1910 Knox CO KY                        5 May 1910      Barbourville
 

SCALF, Richard Head 45 1865 M3 KY KY KY  
             Sarie M. Wife 35 1875 M2 KY KY KY   7 children born, 5 living
             James  Son 19 1891   KY KY KY  
             Will Son 17 1893   KY KY KY  
             Miltie  Son 12 1898   KY KY KY See note
             Lucy Dau 11 1899   KY KY KY  
             Richard Son   9 1901   KY KY KY  
             Elizabeth Dau   5 1905   KY KY KY  
             John Son 1 4/12 1908   KY KY KY  

 
From the census records we find that Malinda’s full name was Sarah Malinda.

Malinda died October 2, 1911.

RICHARD SCALF AND SUSIE HOOKER
 

After the death of Malinda, Richard married Susie Hooker December 6, 1912 in Knox County, Kentucky. On the marriage license of Richard and Susie it is stated that this was a fourth marriage for Richard and all former wives were dead. Both Miles and Lucy were deceased at this time as well.  Susie was the daughter of Frank and Mary Hooker of Clay County, Kentucky. Susie’s mother was also deceased at this time. Witnesses to the marriage were Nannie Scalf and Nannie Tuggle. (Marriage License - Courtesy of Virgil Scalf (Link to marriage certificate)

We have no further information on Richard Scalf and Susie Hooker.

We were unable to find Richard on the 1920 census; however, he was found on the 1930 census living with his daughter and son-in-law in Knox County, Kentucky and listed in the home as a widower. Either Susie had died or they divorced for Richard remarried in 1925 to Ruby Brock. Ruby gave the information for Richard’s death certificate. 

Richard married Ruby Brock October 25, 1925. Richard was 58 and Ruby was 23. Ruby was the daughter of Lewis Jackson. (Link to marriage certificate)


1930 Knox CO KY                                 24 April 1930                                    District  #6  -  Corbin

CHUMLEY, Ruben Head 36 1894 TN TN TN
(Scalf)     Lucy Wife 27 1903 KY KY KY
               Horace D.L. Son 12 1918 KY KY KY
               Christine Dau 10 1920 KY KY KY
               Sewall Son   8 1922 KY KY KY
               Jewell Dau   6 1924 KY KY KY
               Claude Son 4 1/12 1926 KY KY KY
               Lawrence Son 2 7/12 1927 KY KY KY
SCALF, Richard Father in law 63 1867 KY KY KY          Widower


1940 Knox CO KY                                15 April 1940                                       District #6                  

MARCUM, Jim Head 36 1904 KY
        Lizzie Wife 26 1914 KY
SCALF, Richard Father in law 74 1866 KY           Widower

We have listed the mother of the above children according to the dates of marriage and birth dates of the children from census records. This may or may not be accurate. Descendents of this family may be able to confirm or deny this information. 
 


MILTON C. SCALF
Son of
Richard Scalf & Malinda Tuttle
Milton<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  
 

Milton Scalf son of Richard Scalf and Malinda Tuttle was born about 1899 in Kentucky. Milton married Rosa Marcum 1917 in Knox County, Kentucky. (Scalf Family History, pg. 135

Milton and Rosa are listed below from the census records of 1920 thru 1940 and the draft registration card of Milton Scalf.

No further information on this family has been found.

(See Scalf Family History and Chronicles of the Scalf Family)


WWI Registration Card


Name:  Miltie Scalf
Age:  19
Home Address:  Knox County, KY        (Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  1899
Nearest relative:  Rosa Scalf - Wife
Address:  Knox County, KY
Employed:  Coal Miner
Height:  Short
Build:  Slender
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Brown
Date:  September 12, 1918


1920 Knox CO KY                        20 January 1920                          Precinct  #1

SCALF, Milton Head 21 1899 KY KY KY
             Rosa  Wife 20 1900 KY KY KY
             Tipton Son 1 5/12 1918 KY KY KY
             Johnie Brother 12 1908 KY KY KY

 

1930 Knox CO KY                        5 April 1930                                 Heidrick

SCALF, Milta Head 29 1901 KY KY KY
            Rose Wife 21 1909 KY IN KY
            Tip Son 10 1920 KY KY KY
            Jeana Dau   8 1922 KY KY KY
            May Dau   6 1924 KY KY KY
            Dora Dau   4 1926 KY KY KY
            Charles Son   2 1928 KY KY KY


1940 Knox CO KY                            11 April 1940                        District 6

SCALF, Miltie C. Head 43 1897 KY
          Rosie Wife 40 1900 KY
          Dora  Dau 16 1924 KY
          Charles Son 13 1927 KY
          Marie Dau 10 1930 KY
          Gorman Son   8 1932 KY
          Lester Son   5 1935 KY

 


   TIP WILLIAMS SCALF
Son of
Milton Scalf & Rosa Marcum
   Tip Scalf<Milton<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Tip Scalf, the son of Milton Scalf & Rosa Marcum, was born August 1, 1918 and died April 16, 1954. Tip married Loretta Fore on May 22, 1937 in Knox County, Kentucky.

1940 Knox CO KY                            15 April 1940                            District 6

SCALF, Tip Head 20 1920 KY
        Loretta Wife 19 1921 KY

 

JEANA SCALF
Daughter of
Milton Scalf & Rosa Marcum
   Jeana Scalf<Milton<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Jeana Scalf, daughter of Milton Scalf & Rosa Marcum, was born about 1922 in Heidrick, KY. Jean married Earl Mullins.

Child of Earl Mullins and Jean Scalf:

     1) Carol Ann Mullins - born June 1, 1940 in Cincinnati, OH and died September 20, 1940 in Corbin, KY. (Link to death certificate)
 

1940 Hamilton CO OH                        12 April 1940                        Cincinnati

MULLINS, Earl Head 20 1920 KY
          Jean Wife 19 1921 KY


 

LESTER SCALF
Son of
Milton Scalf & Rosa Marcum
   Lester Scalf<Milton<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  
 

Lester Scalf, the son of Milton Scalf and Rosa Marcum, was born July 5, 1934 in Knox County, Kentucky and died December 13, 2009.

OBITUARY

Lester Scalf, 75, of Corbin, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Baptist Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Corbin Funeral Home.
 


LUCY HELEN SCALF
Daughter of
Richard Scalf & Malinda Tuttle
Lucy<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lucy Scalf, daughter of Richard Scalf and Malinda Tuttle was born about June 4, 1902 and died August 15, 1976 in Whitley County, Kentucky. 

Lucy married Mat Hammons on December 1, 1913. Mat was 21 and Lucy was 16. This was the first marriage for the bride and groom.  (Marriage certificate-Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) (Link to Marriage Certificate)

Lucy married Ruben Chumley, the son of William Chumley and Frances Gibson, on April 30, 1917 in Claiborne CO, Tennessee.  (Link to marriage document)

Lizzie Scalf, sister of Lucy was living in the home.
 

1920 Bell CO KY                        31 January 1920            Straight Creek Precinct #5

CHUMBEY, Rube Head 24 1896 TN TN TN    (Chumley)
(Scalf), Lucy Wife 20 1900 KY KY KY
        Horace Son 1 1/12 1918 KY KY KY
SCALF, Lizzie Sister in law 12 1908 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY            24 March 1930               District  #6  -  Corbin

CHUMLEY, Ruben Head 36 1894 TN TN TN
(Scalf)     Lucy Wife 27 1903 KY KY KY
               Horace D.L. Son 12 1918 KY KY KY
               Christine Dau 10 1920 KY KY KY
               Sewall Son   8 1922 KY KY KY
               Jewell Dau   6 1924 KY KY KY
               Claude Son 4 1/12 1926 KY KY KY
               Lawrence Son 2 7/12 1927 KY KY KY
SCALF, Richard Father in law 63 1867 KY KY KY          Widower



RICHARD SCALF JR.
Son of
Richard Scalf & Malinda Tuttle
Richard Jr<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Richard Scalf, son of Richard Scalf and Malinda Tuttle Scalf was born about 1901 and died about 1945.  He married Mary Brumley 1919 in Knox Co. Kentucky. (Marriage License  – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)             (Link to Marriage License) 

Richard and Mary had two children; Lucille and Willie. Richard then married Sarah A. Mills in 1927 according to Scalf Family History (Scalf Family History, pg 135). 


1920 Knox CO KY            30 January 1920                Barbourville

SCALF, Richard Head 17 1903 KY KY KY
                 Mary Wife 16 1904 KY KY KY

Henry Scalf stated the following information in the book Chronicles of the Scalf Family concerning Richard Scalf: 

“The Scalfs of Georgetown, Ohio, originated in Knox County, Kentucky. They trace their ancestry back to Richard Scalf, Jr. son of Richard, Sr. who was born May 5, 1903, at Barbourville, Kentucky, and died Jan. 5, 1945, at Manchester, Ohio. Richard married Sarah Ann Mills, of Barbourville, March 22, 1926 in Lee County, Virginia. She was born May 14, 1902, at Barbourville. They moved to Ohio in 1927 and changed the name to Sibert. Under this name they were lost to the knowledge of the Eastern Kentucky Scalfs for 18 years. The Sibert family was an old Clay County one and one of the maternal ancestors of the children of Richard, Jr. and Sarah Ann Mills Scalf, was a Sibert. Sarah Ann Mills was a daughter of John O. Mills and Eliza Broughton, and a granddaughter of Obie Mills and Nancy Bargo Mills.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)


1930 Hamilton CO OH                  4 April 1930            Precinct D            Cincinnati

SIBERT, Richard Head 26 1904 KY KY KY
(Mills)   Sarah Wife 28 1902 KY KY KY
             John J. Son 1 8/12 1928 VA KY KY
             Mary L. Dau 3/12 3/12 OH KY KY

   

ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" SCALF
Daughter of
Richard Scalf & Malinda Tuttle
Lizzie<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Lizzie Scalf, daughter of Richard Scalf and Malinda Tuttle, was born about 1905 (Census calculation) in Knox County, Kentucky. From the census records of 1910, we find that Lizzie’s full name was Elizabeth. She was listed twice in 1910 because her father moved and was enumerated on both censuses.

Lizzie married Clarence McDonald on May 22, 1926 in Knox County, KY.  (Link to marriage document)

Child of Clarence McDonald and Lizzie Scalf:

     1) Rubin C. McDonald - born and died on May 13, 1928 in Knox County, KY (premature birth)


1910 Knox CO KY                        22 March 1910   Barbourville

SCALF, Richard Head 47 1863 KY KY KY M2
             Malinda Wife 42 1868 KY KY KY M2                  13 children born, 5 living
             Miltie    Son 11 1899 KY KY KY
             Lucy Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY
             Richard  Son   9 1901 KY KY KY
             Lizzie Dau   5 1905 KY KY KY
             John Son 1 5/12 1908 KY KY KY
             James  Son 18 1892 KY KY KY
             William Son 17 1893 KY KY KY

Richard Scalf and family were listed twice in the 1910 census.  He moved his family to another location in the town of Barbourville after the first census was taken. 


1910 Knox CO KY                        5 May 1910      Barbourville
 

SCALF, Richard Head 45 1865 KY KY KY M3
             Sarie M. Wife 35 1875 KY KY KY M2                 7 children born, 5 living
             James  Son 19 1891 KY KY KY  
             Will Son 17 1893 KY KY KY  
             Miltie  Son 12 1898 KY KY KY  
             Lucy Dau 11 1899 KY KY KY  
             Richard Son   9 1901 KY KY KY  
             Elizabeth Dau   5 1905 KY KY KY  
             John Son 1 4/12 1908 KY KY KY  

Malinda stated on the 1910 census that she had seven children born with five living. James in the home was the son of Richard and Mary Hensley. It appears that William was also the son of Richard and Mary; however, it is possible he could have been the son of Richard and Phoebe Smith Scalf.


1920 Bell CO KY                        31 January 1920            Straight Creek Precinct #5

CHUMBEY, Rube Head 24 1896 TN TN TN    (Chumley)
(Scalf), Lucy Wife 20 1900 KY KY KY
        Horace Son 1 1/12 1918 KY KY KY
SCALF, Lizzie Sister in law 12 1908 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY                        15 April 1930                    Bailey Switch

MCDONALD, Clarence E. Head 25 1905 KY KY KY
             Lizzie B. Wife 21 1909 KY KY KY

 

JOHN SCALF
Son of
Richard Scalf & Malinda Tuttle
John<Richard<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


John Scalf, son of Richard Scalf and Malinda Tuttle was born about 1908 (census calculation) John was killed at the age of 13 in a mining accident by falling slate.

The death certificate of John states that he was born January 1910. However, he was listed as one year and four months old on the 1910 census.

John died April 10, 1923. His parents are listed as Richard Scalf and Linda Tuttle on the death certificate. The death certificate of John may confirm that Malinda’s maiden name was Tuttle. Willie Scalf was the informant for the death certificate. John was interred at the Patterson Cemetery in Barboursville (Knox County) Kentucky. (Death Certificate Kentucky Bureau of Vital Statistics – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  (Link to Death Certificate)

End of Richard Scalf family


LUCY SCALF
Daughter of
Miles Scalf & Lucretia Jackson
Lucy<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Lucy Scalf, daughter of Miles (Milum) Scalf and Lucy Jackson, was born May 1880.  She married McKinney "Mack" Smith on December 16, 1895. (Scalf Family History, pg. 134)   

 Lucy and Mack were found only on the 1900 census of Clay County, Kentucky. By 1910, Mack had remarried to his second wife, Mollie, whose maiden name we have not learned. We believe Lucy died 1900-1910.


1900 Clay CO KY                   9 June 1900                            Otter Creek

SMITH, Mack Head 30 Mar 1870 KY KY KY  
         Lucy   Wife 20 May 1880 KY KY KY 4 children born, 2 living
         Burchell Son   2 Apr 1898 KY KY KY  
         Creesy Dau 5/12 Dec 1899 KY KY KY  
SMITH, Lady    Servant 25 Mar 1875 KY KY KY  

When the 1910 census was taken, Mack has been married to his second wife for seven years, and Lucy appears to have died around 1903,


1910 Clay CO KY                   2 May 1910                Otter Creek 

SMITH, Mack Head 40 1870 KY KY KY M2
         Mollie Wife 21 1889 KY KY KY 4 children born, 3 living
         Burchell Son 13 1897 KY KY KY  
         Creasy Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY  
         Mahatha Son   6 1904 KY KY KY  
         Bertha  Dau   4 1906 KY KY KY  
         Ollie Dau   1 1909 KY KY KY  


1920 Clay CO KY                   14 January 1920            Otter Creek

SMITH, Mack Head 48 1872 KY KY KY
          Mollie Wife 34 1886 KY KY KY
          John M. Son 16 1904 KY KY KY
          Bertha Dau 14 1906 KY KY KY
          Ollie Dau 10 1910 KY KY KY
          Faris Son   8 1912 KY KY KY
          Emma Dau   6 1914 KY KY KY
          Axie   Dau   4 1916 KY KY KY
          Churhel Son   2 1918 KY KY KY

                        

BURCHELL SMITH
Son of
McKinney Smith & Lucy Scalf
Burchell Smith<Lucy Scalf<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Burchell Smith, son of McKinney “Mack” Smith and Lucy Scalf was born 1899 in Clay County, Kentucky. Mack married first to Mary (maiden name unknown) and was found living on Otter Creek (Clay Co) Kentucky in 1920. His sister Creasy was living in the home.

Mack and Mary had at least one son, Homer, born 1919. Mack and Mary divorced and Mack remarried to Docia Henson, daughter of Taylor Henson and Martha Eversole June 30, 1928 in Clay County, Kentucky. Mack was 29 and Docia/Doshia was 21. Mack and Docia were living in Clay County, Kentucky in 1930. They had a son Burton on this census.


1920 Clay CO KY                   14 January 1920              Otter Creek

SMITH, Burchell Head 21 1899 KY KY KY
               Mary Wife 19 1901 KY KY KY
               Homer Son 8/12 1919 KY KY KY
               Creasy Sister 20 1900 KY KY KY


Marriage Date: 06–30-1928 Clay Co., Ky. File Box 48
SMITH, Burchell, age 29, divorced, Birthplace Clay Co., Ky.
HENSON, Docia, age 21, single, Birthplace Clay Co. Ky.
Groom's Parents: Mack SMITH, Lucy SCALF
Bride's Parents: Taylor HENSON, Martha EVERSOLE (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1930 Clay CO KY                   26 April 1930                   District 1

SMITH, Burchell Head 30 1900 KY KY KY
             Doshia Wife 30 1910 KY KY KY
             Burton  Son 11/12 1929 KY KY KY

  

CREASY SMITH
Daughter of
McKinney Smith & Lucy Scalf
Creasy Smith<Lucy Scalf<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Creasy Smith, daughter of McKinney “Mack” Smith and Lucy Scalf was born about 1900 in Clay County, Kentucky. Creasy married John Brumley. This family was found living in Clay County, Kentucky in 1930 with five children in the home. Creasy was living with her brother Burchell in 1920 and her first son, Winfield, was born about 1922. Her estimated marriage date was probably 1920 after the enumeration of the 1920 census.

 
1920 Clay CO KY                   14 January 1920              Otter Creek

SMITH, Burchell Head 21 1899 KY KY KY
               Mary Wife 19 1901 KY KY KY
               Homer Son 8/12 1919 KY KY KY
               Creasy Sister 20 1900 KY KY KY


1930 Clay CO KY                   2-3 May 1930                   District 1

BRUMLEY, John Head 29 1901 KY KY KY
           Creasy Wife 30 1900 KY KY KY
           Winifield   Son   8 1922 KY KY KY
            Mildred Dau   7 1923 KY KY KY
            Arnold Son   3 1926 KY KY KY
            Burchill Son   2 1928 KY KY KY
            Doris Dau 9/12 1929 KY KY KY

  

ELIZABETH SCALF
Daughter of
Miles Scalf & Lucretia Jackson
 Elizabeth<Miles<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  


Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of Miles and Lucy Jackson Scalf was born 1866-1868 probably in Knox County, Kentucky. Scalf Family History, pg. 134 states that Elizabeth married Silas Brown 3-7-1887 in Knox County, Kentucky. This information is confirmed by the marriage license of Silas Brown and Elizabeth Scalf. (Marriage License – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) (Link to Marriage Bond – License)

The Death Certificate of Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of Miles and Lucy, states that she was 55 years old when she died November 28, 1923 in Knox County, KY. Milton Bingham was the informant. Elizabeth died from cancer of the liver. She was living at Barbourville, Kentucky at the time of her death. Elizabeth is buried at Cottengin, KY. Milam Scalf and Lucy Jackson were listed as her parents. (Commonwealth of Kentucky, Vital Statistics Certificate #28516 – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) (Link to Death Certificate)

Silas and Elizabeth were found on the 1900-1920 census records of Knox County, Kentucky listed below. Elizabeth’s age is not consistent with her birth date on the census records; however, we believe this is the same Elizabeth Scalf, daughter of Miles and Lucy.


1900 Knox Co. KY                        June 6, 1900                District 2 – Precinct #5

BROWN, Silas Head 31 Nov 1868 KY KY KY Married 14 years
        Elizabeth Wife 29 Apr 1871 KY KY KY 4 children born, 4 living
        Eli      Son 10 May 1890 KY KY KY  
        Alafore?   Dau   8 Apr 1892 KY KY KY  
        Stephen D. Son   5 Feb 1895 KY KY KY  
        Evie     Son 2/12 Jun 1899 KY KY KY Ernie?


1910 Knox Co. KY                        16 April 1910                   Stinking Creek – Precinct #7

BROWN, Silas Head 39 1871 KY KY KY Married 1 time for 22 years
           Lizzie Wife 36 1874 KY KY KY Married 1 time for 22 years
           Eli Son 20 1890 KY KY KY  
          Mollie Dau 19 1891 KY KY KY  
          Allice     Dau 18 1892 KY KY KY  
          Daw    Son 18 1892 KY KY KY  
          Steve   Son 16 1894 KY KY KY  
          Ernie Son 14 1896 KY KY KY  

 

1920 Knox Co. KY                        13 January 1920            Precinct #5

BROWN, Silas Head 54 1866 KY KY KY
             Lizzie Wife 48 1872 KY KY KY
             Ernie Son 21 1899 KY KY KY


Eli and Steve Brown, sons of Silas and Elizabeth are living next door to their parents in 1920. They have both married. Eli’s wife was Mollie (maiden name unknown). They had two children on this census, Steven and Ida.

Steven’s wife was Cordia. Steven and Cordia had no children on this census.

Melvin Brown, age 51 is also living nearby and might have been a brother of Silas. A Stephen Brown age 67 and wife Thursy was living nearby Silas in 1900 and may also have been his father. Silas named a son Stephen.

It is possible that Milton Bingham who gave the information on Elizabeth’s death certificate was a son-in-law of Elizabeth. The Charlie Bingham family was living nearby Silas in 1910.



DAVID CROCKETT SCALF
Son of
Ira Scalf/Rosanna Gibson
David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Information on the David C. Scalf family was written in conjunction with the research of Mrs. Nelle Goring Cook, (Coleman Ambrose Scalf family) Mrs. Bea James King (Rachel Dovey Scalf family) Mrs. Edna Mae Noble Lovelace (Nancy Ann Scalf family) and Mrs. Doris Mellenbruch Peterson (Rosanna “Rose” Scalf family)

Unfortunately, during the writing of this chapter, Nelle Goring Cook passed away. Nelle will truly be missed by her family and friends and very much by this author. Nelle and I became very close friends when the writings were first posted on the Scalf Family website.

It was not until December of 2006 that we learned of Nelle’s death. It was suspected when emails were not answered for it was very unlike Nelle not to answer right away. When several other friends had not heard from her the SS Index was searched and her death found by Virgil Scalf.

Name:  Nelle B. Cook          
Last Residence:  96001 Redding, Shasta, California                     
Born:  12 Mar 1924               
Died:  22 Sep 2005               
State (Year) SSN issued:  California (Before 1951) 

Nelle Goring Cook was the granddaughter of Coleman Ambrose Scalf, and great-granddaughter of David Crockett Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith.

Bea James King is the granddaughter of Rachel Dovey Scalf and Paul James and the great-granddaughter of David Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith. Bea was battling cancer at our last correspondence and we have been unable to get a response from her.

Edna Mae Noble Lovelace is the granddaughter of Nancy Scalf Noble Payne and great-granddaughter of David Crockett Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith. Edna graciously submitted the information on the family of Nancy Ann Scalf Noble Payne.

Doris Peterson is the granddaughter of Rosanna (Rose) Scalf and Andrew J. Wright. We suspect Doris has also passed away. Doris and I corresponded by postal mail and a letter to her in July of 2006 was unanswered.

Virgil Scalf is responsible for many of the censuses, marriage, death records, tax lists, and school censuses concerning the Ira Scalf family.  This information was a combined effort by all of these folks and this chapter could not have been written without them.

David C. Scalf son of Ira Scalf and Rosanna Gibson was born April 2, 1838 and died November 14, 1915 at the age of 77 years, 7months and 14 days in Shasta County, California. (Death Certificate of David C. Scalf- Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook) 

(Link to Death Certificate)

Links to photographs of David and Nancy (photo 1)  & (photo 2)

David married Nancy Jane Smith, daughter of John Smith and Nancy Ann Elliott of North Carolina.  No marriage record has been found for David and Nancy at this time. David and Nancy were living in the town of Pitville, California at the time of his death.  David’s birthplace was listed as Kentucky on his death record; however, the earlier census records indicate that David was born in Virginia around 1835 and was 15 years old on the 1850 Claiborne County, Tennessee census.  David was living in Hawkins County, Tennessee with his parents in1840. 

Bea James King states the following concerning the David C. Scalf family:

“My line comes thru David Crockett Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith Scalf.  They were my great grandparents.  According to my records David C. was born 2 April 1835 in or near Russell County, Virginia and died 14 November 1915, Pittsville, Shasta, California.

Nancy Jane Smith was born 20 April 1839 in Tennessee and died 30 Dec. 1915, Pittsville, Shasta, California.  Her parents were John R. (Dickie) Smith and Nancy Ann Elliott.  Nancy Ann’s parents were Thomas Elliott and Elizabeth Ballinger.

They were married 24 July 1858 possibly in North Carolina.  No proof.

Of this union I have the following children:

       1) Saraphina (Sarah Fina) born 6 Mar. 1860 Claiborne, TN died: 22 May 1922 Hominy, Oklahoma.
       2)
 Isaac born 1862
       3)
 James Elihu born: 12 Nov. 1865
       4)
 Nancy Ann born: 8 Aug. 1868
       5)
 Coleman Ambrose   born: 13 June 1869
       6)
 Margaret Pernina born: 22 Sept. 1872
       7)
 Thurza Jane born 1874
       8)
 Mary Rosa born 5 Dec. 1876
       9)
 Rachel Dovie born 10 Aug 1878 Kentucky; died 28 June 1951 in Provo, Utah, Utah.  Buried outside Coffeyville, Montgomery, Kansas in Robbins Cemetery
     10)
 Elizabeth born1880. “  (Courtesy of Bea James King)

It is difficult to determine exactly where David was born due to so many factors. Ira and Rosanna might not have remembered his place of birth correctly along with the fact that David might have always believed he was born in Kentucky because he lived there for so long when he was young as happened so often with folks; however, David consistently stated on each census record that he was born in Kentucky.

Ira Scalf (David’s father) was still in Russell County, Virginia for at least a short period of time after Ira’s father left around the latter part of 1834 or early 1835.  The local sheriff had confiscated property from Ira believed to have belonged to John Sr. in July of 1835.  John Sr. had sold his belongings in December of 1834 in Russell County and it is assumed he left around this time. Ira resolved the matter of the confiscated property in July of 1835. From this record we assume Ira was still living in Russell County, Virginia in July of 1835. 

Ira left Russell County sometime after July of 1835 and was found living on Otter Creek in Clay County, Kentucky in 1836. However, we cannot be certain Ira was still there in 1838. Ira did appear in Hawkins County, Tennessee in 1839 and may have gone there from Clay County, Kentucky.

What we do know for certain is that Ira (father of David) was in Russell County, Virginia in July of 1835, in Clay County, Kentucky in 1836 and in Hawkins County, Tennessee in 1839.  It is very possible Ira was still in Clay County, Kentucky in 1838. Regardless of where Ira might have been, the death certificate will take precedence because it is a legal document and the date of David’s birth will be listed as April 2, 1838.

David’s parents are listed as Ira Scalf and Rosa Gibson on the death certificate.  The cause of David’s death was listed as cerebral hemorrhage with arteriosclerosis as an underlying factor for ten years. Ira is listed as being born in North Carolina and Rosa was born in Virginia.  However, we know that Ira’s father had left North Carolina by 1806 and was in Floyd County, Kentucky by 1810.  Ira was born around 1812, possibly in Kentucky or possibly in Russell County, Virginia.  We do not know the exact date John Scalf Sr. arrived in Russell County, Virginia.  We only know that he was there sometime before the enumeration of the 1820 census.

“Almost all of David and Nancy’s children were married in 1893.  Coleman, Rosie and Thirsey/Thurzy married the three children of Henry Pickard and Miriam Reed Tuter. The three couples went to McCloud, California in 1902 with Pickard, his second wife, Sally and their children.” (Nelle Goring Cook).

Nancy Jane Smith Scalf died one month after her husband on December 30, 1915 in Shasta County, California. She was born April 20, 1839 in Tennessee.  Nancy died at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 10 days old.  Nancy’s cause of death is listed as bronchopneumonia with general debility as an underlying factor. Her father is listed as John Smith born North Carolina and Nancy Elliot born in North Carolina. Robert Scalf, grandson of David & Nancy, was the informant for the information concerning Nancy.  C. A. Scalf (Coleman Ambrose) gave the information for David’s death certificate. Coleman was the son of David and Nancy. No burial place is listed on the death certificate.  (Death CertificateCourtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

(Link to Death Certificate of Nancy Jane Smith Scalf)

We first find David and Nancy on the 1860 Claiborne County, Tennessee census.  David and Nancy had been married just a short time at the enumeration of this census.  This census, along with the 1870 census of Madison County, Kentucky, suggests that David and Nancy had married 1855-1860. Sarah Fina (Saraphina) Scalf, the first child of David and Nancy was born about 1861 (census calculation). 

On the 1870 census of Madison County, Kentucky, David’s name is listed as D. W. Scalf.  Other records, along with the prior writings of Henry Scalf and Elmer Scalf state that David’s name was David Crockett Scalf.  This caused some confusion concerning David’s full name.  In an email from Nelle Cook, dated January 29, 2004, Nelle states that she found a voter’s list of 1912 Shasta County, California and David’s name was listed as David C. W. Scalf so it does appear that both initials in David’s middle name are correct but it is unknown what name the (W) represented. 

A number of the members of the Scalf family of Carter and Washington County, Tennessee were found with two middle initials and we have found that these two initials represented one name: i.e., Mary Lucinda was found to be abbreviated as Mary L.C. This appeared to be something that was common with enumerators and clerks early on. It is possible that David C. Scalf’s middle name was like this but we know him only as David Crockett Scalf. 

A son, Isaac Scalf, was born to David and Nancy about 1862 or 1863 in Kentucky but no records have been found at this time to determine if Isaac lived to adulthood or not. It is stated by Elmer Scalf in Scalf Family History, page 138 that Isaac died. However, Bea James King states the following concerning Isaac.

”Isaac born 1862 and I know he was living in 1900 according to Missouri census.”(Bea James King).

David, another son of David and Nancy also reported to have died young in Scalf Family History, page 128, was born after the 1880 census and is listed on the 1900 census with David and Nancy at 18 years old.  He is gone from the home by 1900 and this could suggest that he died; however, it could also suggest he may have married and moved away

The following is a copy of the census records of David and Nancy (Smith) Scalf courtesy of Virgil Scalf. Information inserted in parentheses ( ) was placed by either Virgil Scalf or the author.


1860 Claiborne CO TN       1 June 1860            Second Subdivision

SCALF, David 24 1836 KY Married 1860
(Smith)   Nancy 22 1838 TN Nancy's parents were John Smith & Nancy Elliot


1870 Madison CO KY            19 July 1870            Kington

SCALF, David 35 1835 KY
           Nancy 30 1840 KY
           Sarah 10 1860 KY
           Isaac   8 1862 KY
           Elihu   6 1864 KY
           Nancy   4 1866 KY
           Coleman   2 1868 KY

 
1880 Madison County KY             4 June1880            Glade District 6  

SCALF, D.W. Head 43 1837 KY NC VA
        Nancy Wife 42 1838 TN VA VA
        Sarah F. Dau 19 1861 TN KY TN
        Isaac Son 18 1862 TN KY TN
        Elihu Son 14 1866 KY KY TN
        Nancy A.  Dau 12 1868 KY KY TH
        Coleman  Son 11 1869 KY KY TN
        Permina Dau   8 1872 KY KY TN
        Rosa Dau   3 1877 KY KY TN
        Dovie Dau   2 1878 KY KY TN
        Elizabeth Dau 1/12 1880 KY KY TN                   (born in May)

 

1900 Benton County MO              2 June 1900                South Union Township

SCALF, D.C. Head 62 1838 KY VA VA Married 40 years
        Nancy Wife 61 1839 TN VA VA 14 children born, 10 living
        David Son 18 1882 KY KY KY  

 

1910 Shasta County CA            15 April 1910                   Fall River Township 11

SCALF, David Head 72 1838 KY VA VA
            Nancy Wife 71 1839 TN VA VA
WOODWARD, Olba S. Lodger 56 1854 WI NY MA


In an email from Nelle Goring Cook dated May 4, 2001, Nelle states the following. Her email is copied here exactly as written to the author:

“Corrections or additions to –

Chronicles of the Scalf Family” by Henry P. Scalf, pg. 150

David and Nancy’s grave marker was installed in 1998, courtesy of Nelle Cook, their great-granddaughter.

Coleman Ambrose Scalf m. Mildred Herschel Tutor, September 24, 1893*

Mary Rose Scalf m. James William Tutor, October 26, 1893*

Thursey Jane Scalf m George Ballard Tutor, probably 1893

(Note: It is interesting to note that all of David’s children married in 1892 and 1893.)

Coleman Ambrose Scalf their son, built a small home for them on the 80 acres on which he had filed for homestead in Shasta Co. CA. Homestead Entry Redding No. 02462, Serial No. 5825, September 25, 1912, first occupied November 3, 1912, Patented February 4, 1916.

Pg 151. “Ella Scalf, etc.”

Fact. The Coleman Scalfs could not have come to CA before 1902, because David Ambrose and Gertrude were born in MO. I think they came with other family members to McCloud, Siskiyou Co. CA about 1902 and worked in the lumber mill and on the construction of the railroad. Coleman was working at the McCloud Dairy when Dorothy and William were born in 1906 and 1907, respectively.

“The Bench” in Shasta Co. CA refers to Pittville, CA where Coleman filed a homestead claim in 1912. Coleman and family lived in Kennett, Shasta Co. CA when he worked at the copper smelter sometime between 1907 and 1912. The water behind Shasta Dam now covers the old town of Kennett.

*Copies in possession of Nelle Cook, Redding, CA.” (Email from Nelle Goring Cook 2001)

 

 

 SARAH FINA SCALF
Daughter of
David Crockett Scalf & Nancy Smith
Sarah F<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Sarah Fina (Saraphina) Scalf was born about 1861 probably in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Her parents, David and Nancy were living there in 1860.  Sarah married Russell Schoolcraft.  Sarah and her husband were the parents of Effie Schoolcraft who married Thomas Net Braden about 1908 in Zora (Morgan County) Missouri. 

“Saraphina married a Mr. Schoolcraft (family info stated he died in a mining accident shortly after their daughter was born.  No proof.)” (Bea James King)

           1a: Effie G. born 24 Nov. 1892.  Married Thomas Braden. (Bea James King)

Note that on the 1910 census of Morgan County Missouri Sarah is not listed as Sarah Schoolcraft but is listed as Sarah Braden.  She states she has one child with one child living. This was her daughter Effie Schoolcraft who married Thomas Net Braden. Sarah was a widow in 1910. We believe Sarah was listed as a Braden in error by the enumerator.

By 1920, Sarah is listed as Sarah Collier and is again listed as a widow. It appears that Sarah had remarried to a Collier but it is unknown when this marriage took place.  By 1930, Sarah had probably died as well and was no longer found on the census records.


1910 Morgan CO MO                      27 March 1910               Buffalo

BRADEN, Thomas Head 20 1890 MO MO MO
               Effie Wife 17 1893 KS IN TN
               Amos Son 8/12 1909 MO MO KS
               Sarah Mother in law 49 1861 TN TN TN   Widow


Sarah was still living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law in 1920.


1920 Osage CO OK                       28 February 1920                Strike Ax Township

BRADEN, T. N. Head 31 1889 MO TN TN
            Effie Wife 27 1891 KS USA KY
            Robert Son 10 1910 MO USA USA
            Bessie Dau   9 1911 MO USA USA
            Violet Dau   6 1914 MO USA USA
             Oral Son 6/12 1919 OK USA USA
COLLIER, Sarah Mother in law 56 1854 KY TN TN                  Widow

By 1930, Thomas and Effie (Schoolcraft) Braden were living in Montgomery County, Kansas in the Coffeyville City Precinct #2. Their oldest son, Amos, is now married and living next door. Thomas is listed as he appeared on the census record. Bea James King states his name was Thomas Net Braden. The initial on the census record appears to be an H but this is probably due to the handwriting of the enumerator.

1930 Montgomery CO KS            29 March 1930            Coffeeville City

BRADEN, Thomas H. Head 39 1891 MO MO MO
               Effie G. Wife 36 1894 KS USA MO
               Oral O. Son 11 1919 OK MO KS
               Margaret B.   Dau   9 1921 KS MO KS
               Newell M. Son   6 1924 OK MO KS
               Thomas N. Son   5 1925 OK MO KS
               Evaline Dau 2/12 1930 KS MO KS


1930 Montgomery CO KS            29 March 1930            Coffeeville City

BRANDEN, Amos R. Head 20 1910 MO MO KY               Married @ 20
                  Lois L. Wife 16 1914 AR MO AR                Married @ 16

 
Children of Thomas Net Braden and Effie G. Schoolcraft Braden courtesy of Bea James King:

    1) Robert Amos Braden born 7 August 1909 in Zora (Benton) Missouri.
    2)
 Bessie Fina Braden born 14 December 1910 in Hughsville, Missouri and died Coffeyville, Kansas.
    3)
 Violet Leona Braden born 29 August 1913 in Zora (Benton) Missouri.
    4)
 Maudie Zelma Braden born 29 October 1915 in Zora (Benton) Missouri.
    5)
 Oral Ottis Braden born 29 August 1918 in Zora (Benton) Missouri.
    6)
 Margaret Bernice Braden born 12 January 1921 in Coffeyville (Montgomery) Kansas.
    7)
 Newell Melton Braden born 12 December 1923 in Dewey, Oklahoma and died South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.
    8)
 Thomas Lindle Braden born 13 January 1925 in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.
    9)
 Pearlie Ileene Braden born 28 March 1926 in Coffeyville, Kansas and died 15 September 1926 in Hominy, Oklahoma.
  10)
 Eulena Vevia Braden born 28 March 1928 in Coffeyville, Kansas.
  11) Leonard Kenneth Braden born 28 August 1930 in Coffeyville, Kansas and died 11 November 1968 in Springfield, Oregon.
  12) Leo Eddie Braden born 10 March 1932 in Coffeyville, Kansas.
  13) Leon Teddie Braden born 10 March 1932 in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

JAMES ELIHU SCALF
Son of
David Crockett Scalf & Nancy Smith
James Elihu<David<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

James Elihu Scalf married Minnie Hobbs 20 November 1893 in Missouri.  James died at Edmonds, Washington.  Elmer Scalf lists this information on page 138 of the Scalf Family History. 

A search of the census records reveals that James and Minnie were living in Chehalis County, Washington by 1900 and then in Snohomish County, Washington in 1930.  Their daughter, Ada Scalf Burses (Burns? Buress?) and her husband William were in the home in 1930. 

Elmer Scalf states that Ada married:

     1) Tom Bjorensen
     2)
 William J. Burns. 

Bea James King states the following:

“James Elihu; born 12 Nov. 1865 Claiborne, TN; died 1960 Edmonds, Washington.  Married: 10 Nov. 1893 in Benton County, MO to Minnie Hobbs.

     1) Etta born 21 Aug 1894 married 22 Sept 1920 Russell Morehouse.
     2) Ada born 21 Jan. 1900 married 6 Feb. 1918 to Tom Bjorenson.” (Bea James King)

The surname of Ada’s husband appears to be Burses on the 1930 census but this is probably Burns.  No record has been found of a marriage to Tom Bjorensen at this time by this researcher and we have relied on the research of Bea James King for information on this family.  Ada may have married between censuses and her first husband died or they divorced. If so, they would not be found on a census record. As can be seen below, James’ middle initial appeared different on each census, probably due to the handwriting of the enumerator.

Elmer Scalf states that Etta, daughter of James and Minnie Scalf, married Russell Morehouse. This couple has not been found. 


1900 Chehalis CO WA            30 June 1900                   Elma Precinct 

SCALF, James L. Head 34 Nov 1865 KY TN TN Married 6 years
              Minnie Wife 24 Oct 1875 MO MO OH Married 6 years                     2 children born, 2 living
              Etta Dau   5 Aug 1894 MO KY MO  
              Mary Dau 5/12 Jan 1900 MO KY MO  


1910 Snohomish WA            2 May 1910            Richard Precinct

SCALF, James D. Head 44 1866 KY TN TN
             Minnie H.   Wife 34 1876 MO MO OH
             Etta Dau 15 1895 MO KY MO
             Ata Dau 10 1900 MO KY MO


1920 Snohomish Co WA               20 January 1920    Richmond Precinct

SCALF, James H. Head 54 1866 KY TN TN
               Minnie Wife 44 1876 MO IA OH
               Etta Dau 25 1895 MO KY MO


1930 Snohomish Co WA               2 May 1930            Richmond Precinct

SCALF, James E. Head 64 1866 KY TN TN
              Minnie Wife 54 1876 MO MO OH
Burses, Ada Dau 30 1900 MO KY MO      (Burns/Burses?)
     "      William Son in law 54 1876 IRE IRE ROMANIA


1940 Snohomish Co WA               15 April 1940            Richmond Precinct

SCALF, James Head 73 1867 KY
          Minnie  Wife 63 1877 MO

 

 NANCY ANN SCALF
Daughter of
David Crockett Scalf/Nancy Smith
Nancy
<David<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  
  

(Link to photo of Nancy Ann (Scalf) Noble Payne and grandson)

We are very much indebted to Mrs. Everett (Edna Mae Noble) Lovelace, daughter of Everett Griffin Noble and Josie Laverne Wylie for her help on the family and descendents of Nancy Ann Scalf.

Nancy Ann Scalf, daughter of David C. Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith was born August 8, 1865 in Madison County, Kentucky according to her death certificate.  Nancy died August 16, 1952 at Chinook (Hill Co) Montana at Kennedy Deaconess Hospital. Nancy was 87 years and 8 days old.  The informant on the death record of Nancy was Mrs. Ed Johnson of Spokane, Washington.  The name of Nancy’s father is listed simply as Scalf.  Under her mother’s name is listed, “no record.”  Nancy died from myocardial disease (Death Certificate - Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)                  (Link to Death Certificate)

Nancy married first to Griffin Noble 30 January 1893 in Benton County, Missouri and had two sons before Griffin died.  (Link to marriage certificate)

Children of Nancy Ann Scalf and Griffin Noble:

        1) Norman N. Noble
        2) Everett Griffin Noble

 (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

We have no information on Norman M. Noble, son of Griffin Noble and Nancy Ann Scalf at this time.

 

EVERETT GRIFFIN NOBLE
Son of
Griffin Noble & Nancy Ann Scalf
Everett G Noble<Nancy A Scalf<David C<Ira Scalf<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

 (Link to photograph of Everett G. Noble and family)

Everett Griffin Noble son of Nancy Ann Scalf and Griffin Noble was born February 1, 1896 at Cross Timber, (Benton Co) Missouri. His birth certificate was compiled from the Family Bible Record, his Army records and his marriage license for his delayed birth certificate. (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)  (Link to copy of Birth Certificate)

Everett enlisted in the Army May 28, 1917 at Miles City, Montana and served in Co. E. 4th Engineers. He was overseas from May 1, 1918 to July 29, 1919 and discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa August 4, 1919 as a Bugler. (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

Everett married September 13, 1923 at Moorhead (Clay Co.) Minnesota to Josie Laverne Wylie. (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)  (Link to Marriage License)

Josie Laverne Wylie was born August 2, 1904 in Valley City, North Dakota and died September 10, 1999 at West Valley City, Utah. Josie is buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Tacoma, Washington beside her husband, Everett. (Courtesy of her daughter, Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

Everett died December 4, 1959 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington at the age of 63 from bronchogenic carcinoma of the left main stem bronchus. Everett is buried at Mt. View Cemetery in Tacoma, Washington. His parents are listed as Griffin Noble and Nancy Scalph. (Courtesy of Edna Mae Lovelace)  (Link to Death Certificate)


1930 Pennington CO SD            7 April 1930    2d Ward   Rapid City

NOBLE, Everett G. Head 34 1896 MO US US
             Josie L. Wife 25 1905 ND NY WI
             Joy D.  Dau 5 10/12 1924 WI MO ND
             Madge J. Dau   4 1926 ND MO ND
             Dorothy G. Dau   2 1928 ND MO ND


WWI ENLISTMENT RECORD

Name:  Everett Griffin Noble
Army #:  569,029
Registrant:  no, enlisted prior
Birth Place:  Cross Timber, Mo.
Birth Date:  01 Feb 1896
Parent's Origin:  of American parents
Occupation:  mail carrier
Comment:  enlisted at Miles City, Mont., on May 28, 1917; sent to Vancouver Barracks, Wash.; served in Company E, 4th Engineers, to discharge.
Grade:  Bugler, Jan. 14, 1918 - overseas from May 1, 1918, to July 29, 1919. Engagements: Offensives: Aisne-Marne; Meuse-Argonne.  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)
             Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on Aug. 4, 1919, as a Bugler.

Children of Everett Griffin Noble and Josie Laverne Wylie:

      1) Joy Dolores Noble.
      2)
 Madge Josie Noble.
      3)
 Dorothy Grace Noble.
      4)
 Edna Mae Noble.
      5)
 John Paul Noble.


JOY DOLORES NOBLE
Daughter of
Everett Griffin Noble & Josie Lavern Wylie
Joy D Noble<Everett G Noble<Nancy A Scalf<David C<Ira<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf


Joy Dolores Noble was born May 23, 1924 at Lancaster, WI, died January 31, 1972 at SLC, UT. Joy married Gordon John Lovelace April 6, 1943 in Seattle, Washington. He was born July 8, 1921 in Valley City (Barnes) North Dakota. (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

Children of Joy Dolores Noble and Gordon John Lovelace:

     1) Diane Lynne Lovelace married Paul Nicol. Two children: Thomas Paul and Troy Steven Nicol.
     2)
 Kaylin Joy Lovelace married Wayne Berling. Three children: Brittin Kay, Chevelle Marie, and Brody Wayne Berling. Kaylin died November 23, 2001 at Salt Lake City, Utah. 
     3)
 David Gordon Lovelace married Marie Peterson. One child; Emily Joy Lovelace. (Courtesy of her sister, Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

  

MADGE JOSIE NOBLE
Daughter of
Everett Griffin Noble & Josie Laverne Wylie
Madge J Noble<Everett G Noble<Nancy Ann Scalf<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Madge Josie Noble was born March 7, 1926 at Valley City (Barnes Co) North Dakota. Married 1) Alfred E. Cordeau April 7, 1945 at Tacoma, Washington. Alfred died about 1984 in Florida. Madge married second to Charles John Moore, May 4, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Madge died November 20, 2006 at her home in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her remains were cremated and will be buried with her first husband’s in Maine. (Courtesy of her sister, Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

  

DOROTHY GRACE NOBLE
Daughter of
Everett Griffin Noble & Josie Laverne Wylie
Dorothy G Noble<Everett G Noble<Nancy A Scalf<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

Dorothy Grace Noble was born March 8, 1928 at Valley City (Barnes Co) North Dakota. Dorothy married Russell Martin Ramseth March 28, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington. He was born Valley City (Barnes Co) North Dakota. Russell died November 23, 2001 in West Valley City, Utah.  (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

Children of Dorothy Grace Noble and Russell Martin Ramseth:

     1) Cathryn June Ramseth married Donald Gordon. Two children: Candice Lynn and Crystal Ann Gordon. Cathryn married second to Kenneth B. Liehr.
     2)
 Donald Russell Ramseth married Janet Archibald. Two children: Amanda and Jodi Lee Ramseth.
     3) Pamela Lynn Ramseth married Michael Lively. Two children: Michael Ray Jr. and Kevin Reed Lively. (Courtesy of her sister, Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)



EDNA MAE NOBLE
Daughter of
Everett Griffin Noble & Josie Laverne Wylie
Edna M Noble<Everett G Noble<Nancy Ann Scalf<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

Edna Mae Noble was born May 24, 1930 at Rapid City, South Dakota. Edna married Everett Lovelace July 4, 1947 in Tacoma, Washington. He was born February 14, 1927 in Valley City (Barnes Co) North Dakota.  (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

Children of Edna Mae Noble and Everett Lovelace:

     1) Robin Lee Lovelace married Tania Milnikoff. Three children: Mark Rodney, Laura Jean and Steven David Lovelace.
     2)
 Mark Steven Lovelace married Joyce Mustin. Two children: Everett Bradford, and Katherine Nicole Lovelace.
     3)
 Paula Gayle Lovelace married Timothy Lee Richardson. One child: David Paul Richardson.
    
4) Terri LaVerne Lovelace married Arvin Ratliff. Two children: Marcus Dale and Michelle Leigh Ratliff. (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

 

JOHN PAUL NOBLE
Son of
Everett Griffin Noble & Josie Laverne Wylie
John P Noble<Everett G Noble<Nancy A Scalf<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


John Paul Noble was born March 2, 1933 at Valley City (Barnes Co) North Dakota. John married Jane (Bonnie) McAvoy June 16, 1965 at San Francisco, California. She was born June 30, 1937 at Oakland, California, died November 29, 1994 at Redding (Shasta Co) California. John Paul Noble remarried to Bonnie Kay Gibson May 4, 1996 at Sacramento, California. John had no children. (Courtesy of his sister, Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)
 

NANCY ANN SCALF
                    &                      
SAMUEL NOAH PAYNE


After the death of Griffin Noble, Nancy Ann Scalf Noble remarried to Samuel Noah Payne. They were living in Hickory County, Missouri in 1900. Jesse J. Payne was a son of Samuel Payne by a prior marriage. Jesse was also living in the home. We believe Nancy Ann Scalf Noble married Samuel Noah Payne around 1898 according to what was stated on the 1912 census. In 1912, they stated they had been married for 12 years and had six children with five living.


1900 Hickory Co MO                       1 June 1900    Cross Timbers Township

PAYNE, Samuel N. Head 46 1854 ENG ENG ENG
            Nancy A. Wife 32 1868 KY TN TN
            Jesse J. Son 17 1883 IL Ukn IL
(Noble) Norman N. Step son   6 1894 MO IL KY
(Noble) Everett G. Step son   4 1896 MO IL KY

On the 1910 census of Benson County, North Dakota, Samuel and Nancy’s daughter, Vonzie Mae appears to be spelled Fonzula due to the enumerator’s handwriting. Their first daughter, Fanta Viola was born June 25, 1902 and died September 29, 1902.

On the 1920 census, Vonzie’s name is spelled correctly. This census suggests she was born about 1904. Edna Mae Lovelace states that Vonzie Mae was born August 14, 1903.

The 1910 census states that Samuel and Nancy had been married for 12 years calculating a marriage date of 1898.  Nancy stated she had six children born with five living. This was the second marriage for both Samuel and Nancy. Counting the child that died, Nancy had two children by her first marriage and four by her second marriage, which correlates with her statement.


1910 Benson Co ND                                    7 May 1910                Iowa Township 

PAYNE, Samuel Head 55 1855 ENG ENG ENG Married two times
            Nancy   Wife 45 1865 KY KY KY Married two times with 6 children born and 5 lliving
            Fonzula Dau   7 1903 MO ENG KY (Vonzie Mae)
            Guy Son   4 1906 MO ENG KY (William Guy)
            Robert  Son   2 1908 ND ENG KY (Robert Fulton)
NOBLE, Norman Step son 16 1894 MO OH KY  
NOBLE, Everett Step son 14 1896 MO OH KY  

Samuel and Nancy were enumerated twice in 1920.  Samuel was found living with Nancy in January of 1920 and in February he was living or visiting in the home of James Payne. 


1920 Benson Co ND                        19 January 1920            Pleasant Lake Township

PAYNE, Samuel Head 65 1855 ENG ENG ENG
            Nannie Wife 56 1864 KY TN TN
NOBLE, Norman Son 26 1894 MO IL KY
            Evort   Son 24 1896 MO IL KY
PAYNE, Vonzie Dau 16 1904 MO ENG KY
              William Son 14 1906 MO ENG KY
              Robert Son   4 1916 ND ENG KY


1920 Benson County ND                 February 1920            Iowa Township

PAYNE, James Head 46 1874 MI ENG ENG
             Maria Wife 44 1876 ENG ENG ENG
             Arthur J. Son 25 1895 MI MI ENG
             Nina M. Dau in law 20 1900 IN IN MI
PAYNE, Samuel N. Brother 65 1855 ENG ENG ENG
SPIRES, Efy M. Niece 19 1901 MI MI ENG
BUCK, James Brother in law 49 1871 IA CAN CAN    Widower
             Joe H. Nephew 14 1906 MI IA ENG
             Mable C. Niece   8 1912 MI IA ENG
             Maria Niece   5 1915 MI IA ENG

Samuel Payne, second husband of Nancy, passed away in 1928. (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)

 In 1930, Nancy was found in Roosevelt County, Montana with two of her sons in the home, Norman Noble and William G. Payne.

Samuel Payne had been married prior to his marriage to Nancy Ann Scalf Noble. A son from his prior marriage, Jesse J. Payne, was living in the home in 1900.

 
1930 Roosevelt Co MT                  3 & 4 April 1930            Culbertson

#47 PAYNE, Nancy Head 69 1861 KY TN TN
  (Noble), Norman M. (Son) 36 1894 MO ENG KY
  PAYNE, William G. (Son) 23 1907 MO ENG KY

                          

VONZIE MAE PAYNE

Daughter of

Nancy Ann Scalf & Samuel Noah Payne

Vonzie M Payne<Nancy A Scalf<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf        

 

Vonzie Mae Payne, daughter of Nancy Ann Scalf and Samuel Noah Payne was born August 14, 1903 in Benton County Missouri and died in Portland Oregon. We have no death date for Vonzie Mae at this time. She married first to Emanuel Lauritzen. She married second to a Johnson. We believe that Mrs. Ed Johnson who gave the information for Nancy Ann’s death certificate was in fact, Mrs. Vonzie Mae Johnson.

 

Child of Vonzie Mae Payne and Emanuel Lauritzen:

 

1) Lauritz  Lauritzen born 1932.

 

Edna Mae Lovelace sent the following information in an email message dated January 19, 2007:


”Fanta Viola was born June 25, 1902 and died September 29, 1902. Vonzie Mae was born August 14, 1903. I haven’t been able to locate her date of death, but I think it was in the mid-to-late 1980’s and she was living in Portland, Or, at the time. I’ll try to get more on this asap. By the way, Vonzie Mae went by her middle name most of her life. We knew her only as Mae for many years. Whoever was taking down the information for the 1910 census must have mistakenly put down the wrong name for the living daughter.” (Edna Mae Lovelace)

 

 
WILLIAM GUY PAYNE
Son of
Samuel Payne & Nancy Ann Scalf
William G Payne<Nancy A Scalf<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


William Guy Payne, son of Samuel Payne and Nancy Ann Scalf was born December 14, 1906 in Benson (Knox Co) North Dakota and died 1970 at Portland, Oregon.  (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)


ROBERT F. PAYNE
Son of
Samuel N. Payne & Nancy Scalf
Robert F Payne<Nancy A Scalf<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Robert Fulton Payne son of Nancy Ann Scalf and Samuel Noah Payne was born April 7, 1908 in Benson (Knox Co.) North Dakota and died May 2, 1978 in Moscow, Idaho. Robert married Mabel D. Grunst May 7, 1928 in Medicine Lake (Sheridan Co) Montana, daughter of John Grunst and Bertha Wolff. Mabel was born October 28, 1909 in Kimball (Jackson Co) MN. (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)       

(Link to photo of Robert & Mabel Payne)

Children of Robert Fulton Payne and Mabel Grunst:

     1) Lucille Payne born October 17, 1929 in Culbertson (Roosevelt Co) Montana. She married George Friend. Two children: Eileene and Bruce Friend.
     2)
 Richard Eugene Payne born November 8, 1932 in Culbertson (Roosevelt Co) Montana. Richard married Roberta Wray June 30, 1956. Two children: Julie and Keith Payne.
     3)
 George Everett Payne born September 2, 1934 in Culbertson (Roosevelt Co) Montana. George married Judith Robbins July 5, 1957 at Spokane, Washington. Two children: Larry Robert and
         Chrystal Jean Payne. George died about 2003 in Orofino, Illinois.

 (Courtesy of Edna Mae Noble Lovelace)


1930 Roosevelt Co MT                  3 & 4 April 1930            Culbertson
 
#46 PAYNE, Robert F. Head 21 1909 ND ENG KY
                 Mabel D. Wife 20 1910 MN GERM IL
                 Lucille M. Dau 5/12 1920 MN ND MN

   

COLEMAN AMBROSE SCALF
Son of
David Crockett Scalf/Nancy Smith
Coleman A<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Mrs. Nelle Goring Cook of California submitted the following information on the family of Coleman Ambrose Scalf. Nelle was extremely helpful in the research of this family. Nelle also contributed (indirectly) some of the information concerning the David C. Scalf family listed in Chronicles of Scalf Family.

On September 20, 1970, Mrs. Elsie Payne Archer replied to a genealogical ad Nelle had placed in “Everton’s Genealogical Helper” in her search for Scalf. Elsie later traveled to California in October of 1974 and spent some time with Nelle and her family.

Nelle and Elsie became good friends and correspondents until Mrs. Archer’s death.  Elsie previously had traveled to Missouri to trace the David Crockett Scalf family and their move West for the writing of Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry P. Scalf.

In 1967, Nelle purchased the book, “Chronicles of the Scalf Family.”  Ironically, Nelle had previously compiled the history on Coleman Ambrose Scalf, son of David Crockett Scalf, which was shared with another researcher in California. This researcher was also researching the Scalf family. Nelle’s research ultimately found its way to Elsie Payne Archer and was published in Chronicles of the Scalf Family.

In essence, Nelle unknowingly had submitted the history of the Coleman Ambrose Scalf for the writings of “Chronicles of the Scalf Family.”  The history had been submitted by the researcher whom Nelle had shared her material with and the researcher then submitted the material to Elsie Payne Archer.

Nelle very graciously shared with the author her correspondence with Elsie Payne Archer and Edwin O. Scalf, another early Scalf researcher. Edwin is also deceased.

The paragraphs below were written and submitted to the author by Nelle Goring Cook: 

“Coleman Ambrose Scalf was the fifth child of David C. Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith. Coleman married Mildred (Millie) Tuter 24 Sep 1893 in Iconium, St. Clair County, Missouri.  Coleman made Homestead Entry 16221 November 11, 1895 at Boonville, Missouri for the NE-1/4 SE ¼ Sec.1, T.39 S., R.24W. The 40 acres were in Osceola, St. Clair Co. MO.  He abandoned the homesteaded land for $25.00.

Robert and Ella were born in Benton Co. Missouri. The next two children, Gertrude and David were born in Green Co. Missouri. Dorothy and William were born in McCloud, Siskiyou Co. CA.

Coleman was an industrious, hard-working man of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed good health except for a weakness for pneumonia.  The seventh bout with pneumonia claimed his life at age 67. Coleman Ambrose Scalf died in 1937.

A 1905 death record exists for Coleman Ambrose Scalf, Jr. revealing 7 children instead of 6 born to them.  Coleman Jr. would not be listed on census records and would not have been found if not for this death record.   (Copy in possession of Nelle Goring Cook)

The following are the memories of Gertrude Anne Scalf Jordan Turner as recorded by her daughter, Millie Beshears.”

     1) Camp 2 – Coleman and family moved to Camp 2 out of McCloud, CA in 1903 because Coleman had a job working in the woods.
     2)
 McCloud – Dorothy & William were born in McCloud.  Dorothy had spinal meningitis and the other children had to live with others for two months until Dorothy got well. Gertrude stayed with her Grandfather & Grandmother Tuter.
     3)
 Dana, CA - David C. & Nancy Jane Scalf moved to Dana from MO and moved in with Coleman and family.
     4)
 Glenburn – Coleman worked on farms in the area.
     5)
 Pinegrove – They lived about 1 mile from the school house and the children either walked or rode horses to school.
     6)
 Pitville – The family moved 3 miles out of Pitville on a 60 acre homestead. David & Nancy Jane Scalf moved into Pitville where they lived a short time.  They then moved in with Coleman and family. Later Coleman and son, Robert, built a log house for them where they lived until David died.  Nancy Jane then moved back in with Coleman and family until she died about six weeks later.  Ella married Alexander Cleveland (Frank) Lester.  All of the Scalf Family played horse shoes in their front yard.  When people would go by, some of them would stop and play horse shoes with them. When lunch time came, the women would go in, cook lunch and all went in and ate—even the strangers who had stopped to play.  Quite a few Indians lived there in the open woods.  One named Cindy always rode a shay and when the children watched her, she would say, “Why you look at me too much?”  When Gertrude went to visit Cindy she watched her gather acorns to make bread.  If she found a worm in an acorn, she would ask Gertrude if she wanted the worm. When Gertrude told her “no”, Cindy would put it in her mouth and say, “He die pretty soon.”
     7)
 Mount Shasta – The family moved here the first time in 1917. Robert was drafted into the Army Gertrude survived the Spanish Flu which killed so many people in 1918.  Gertrude married Silas T. Jordan in 1918.  David A. married Elsie Brown.
     8)
 Weed – In 1919 Coleman, Millie, Dorothy, Bill, (William E.), Silas & Gertrude, David and Elsie where the men worked in the lumber mill.  A son, Coleman Talbert born to Gertrude and Silas died at 4 months of age, January 1, 1920.  Robert Scalf came home from the army, met and married Ella Wheeler Fee.
     9)
 Mount Shasta - The families moved back in 1920. Coleman and Silas worked at the Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery.  Coleman and Millie bought a home on So. Mount Shasta Blvd, where they lived until it burned to the ground in 1924.  They lost everything they owned.  Coleman eventually went to work for the Mount Shasta Lumber Co.  In the 1930s they operated the Mount Shasta Laundry for their son, Robert. Coleman always grew vegetables and had animals for milk, eggs and meat.  He had a vegetable route in McCloud to sell his surplus produce.  A friend gave him a lifetime lease on some land in N. Mount Shasta.  He constructed a home, a separate root cellar and a hand-dug well.  There he grew and preserved vegetables and fruit, pigs and chickens.  The summer before he died, he and Millie had stored potatoes and carrots, canned over 200 quarts of produce, made a barrel of sauerkraut, cured and smoked bacon, ham and rendered lard, For meals, Millie made biscuits with every meal--three times a day.  He arose at 4:00 a.m. everyday, started the fire in the kitchen stove, then called Millie at 5:00 a.m. everyday they were physically able to arise.
   10) Elihu and Nancy visited, then Nancy went to Utah.  Mr. James also visited them from MO.
   11)
 The children attended school in McCloud, Dana, Glenburn, Pinegrove and Pitville (up on the Bench).  The games they played were hide and seek, jacks, horse shoes, anti-over. They rode horses, pigs, cows and played ball.
   12)
 Coleman went to MO in 1922 to visit. Other than that, no one remembers any other returns. 

*** End of Memoirs. (Edited and submitted by Nelle Cook)

 “November 14, 1915 Coleman received Homestead Certificate for S-1/4 NE-1/4 of Section 12, TWP 37N, R5 E MD Meridian, California, containing 80.00 acres.  The Certificate was approved February 4, 1916.  Patent No. 514541 was awarded February 18, 1916.” (Copy in possession of Nelle Cook, Redding, CA)

Nelle Goring Cook submitted the following information from her database:

Coleman Ambrose Scalf was born 13 June 1869 in Madison Co. KY, and died 4 February 1937 in Mount Shasta (Siskayou) CA.  He married Mildred Herschel Tutor 24 September 1893 in Iconium (St Clair) MO. Mildred (Millie) was the daughter of Henry Tutor and Miriam Reed.  She was born 8 May 1871 in Mercer Co. WV or Decatur Co. IN and died 1 February 1953 in Redding (Shasta) CA.

(Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

Marriage Notes for Coleman Scalf and Mildred Tutor:
(Copy in possession of Nelle Cook, Redding, CA)

Children of Coleman Scalf and Mildred Tutor are:
 
    
1)
 Robert Edward Scalf, born 9 Dec 1894 in Iconium, MO; died 9 Aug 1934 in Palo Alto, Ca.
     2)
 Ella Miriam Scalf, born 7 Nov 1895 in St. Clair Co, MO; died 25 Nov 1958 in Sacramento, CA.
     3)
 David Ambrose Scalf, born 15 Oct 1899 in Greene Co. MO; died 25 Oct 1967 in Redding, Shasta Co, CA.
     4)
 Gertrude Ann Scalf, born 16 May 1901 in Greene Co, MO; died 19 Jan 1986 in Springfield, OR.
     5)
 Dorothy Bernice Scalf, born 5 Apr 1906 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co, CA; died 16 Nov 1944 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA.
     6)
 William Elmer Scalf, born 7 Jul 1907 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co. CA; died 2 Jun 1962 in Redding, Shasta Co. CA.  He married (1) Beatrice Hawkins 1928.  He married (2) Effie M. Haling on May 23, 1950 in Shasta Co., Ca; born 1924 in Shasta Co., CA.
     7)
 Coleman Ambrose Scalf, Jr. died 20 Apr 1905 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co. CA.

Coleman and his family were found on the 1900 – 1930 census records compiled and submitted by Virgil Scalf. 

1900 Benton Co MO            2 June 1900    South Union Township

SCALF, C.A. Head 30 1870 KY VA TN                Married 6 years
        Millie      Wife 29 1871 IN VA TN                3 children born, 3 living  
        Robert Son   5 1895 MO KY IN
        Ellie J.   Dau   2 1898 MO KY IN
        David A. Son 7/12 1899 MO KY IN

 
1910 Shasta Co CA 26 April 1910                   Fall River Township 11

SCALF, Coleman C.  Head 40 1870 KY TN TN
             Millie H. Wife 38 1872 IN VA VA
             Robert E. Son 15 1895 MO KY IN
             Ella M.  Dau 12 1898 MO KY IN
             Ambrose D. Son 10 1900 MO KY IN
             Gertrude A. Dau   8 1902 MO KY IN
             Dorothy B. Dau   4 1906 CA KY IN
             William E. Son   2 1908 CA KY IN


1920 Siskiyou County CA             January 1920             Butte Township

SCALF, Ambrose C. Head 50 1870 KY VA VA
              Millie  Wife 48 1872 IN VA VA
              Dorothy Dau 13 1907 CA KY IN
              William Son 12 1908 CA KY IN

 
1930 Siskiyou County CA             9 April 1930                Butte Township

SCALF, Coleman A. Head 61 1869 KY VA USA
             Mildred H. Wife 59 1871 IN USA USA
TUTTER, Woodrow T. Nephew 10 1920 MO KY IN


1940 Siskiyou CO CA                    17 April 1940                        Mott Judicial District

SCALF, Mildred Head 69 1871 IN                    Widow

 

ROBERT EDWARD SCALF
Son of
Coleman Scalf & Mildred Tutter
Robert<Coleman<David<Ira<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf  
 

Robert Edward Scalf was born 9 December 1894 in Iconium, Missouri and died 9 August 1934 in Palo Alto, California.  He married Ella Wheeler Fee 13 July 1919 in Siskiyou Co, California.  She was born 17 Dec 1902 in Sutter Co. California and died 22 April 1990 in Shasta Co. California. (Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

WWI Registration Card

Name:  Robert Edward Scalf
Age:  22
Home Address:  Sesson ( Siskiyou County), CA                 
Date of Birth:  December 9, 1894
Address:  Siskiyou County CA                         (Link to original document)
Employed:  Farmer
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Brown
Date:  June 5, 1917
 

1920 Siskiyou County CA             January 1920             Butte Township

SCALF, Robert Head 25 1895 MO KY IN
(Fee)      Ella Wife 16 1904 AZ MO CA   


1930 Siskiyou County CA             9 April 1930                Butte Township

SCALF, Robert E. Head 35 1895 MO KY IN
             Ella W. Wife 26 1904 CA IL MO
              Robert E. Son   9 1921 CA MO CA
             Walter W. Son   8 1922 CA MO CA
             Cliffored E.  Son   6 1924 CA MO CA


After Robert E. Scalf dies in 1934, Ella Scalf married Vernon Holderman.

1940 Siskiyou County CA             24 April 1940                Edgewood

HOLDERMAN, Vernon J. Head 42 1898 CA
               Alla W. Wife 37 1903 CA
SCALF, Walter W. Son 18 1922 CA
               Clifford E. Son 16 1924 CA

After the census on April 24, 1940 in Edgewood, CA, Vernon Holderman and his family moved to Butte, CA. They were counted again on May 11, 1940.


1940 Siskiyou County CA             11 May 1940                Butte

HOLDERMAN, Vernon Head 42 1898 OK
               Ella Wife 36 1904 CA
SCALF, Walter Son 18 1922 CA
               Clifford Son 16 1924 CA
CARLSON, Alford K. Lodger 46 1894 Sweden
FEE, Alma Mother 59 1881 AZ

 


ROBERT EDWARD SCALF
Son of
Robert Edward Scalf & Ella Wheeler Fee
Robert<
Robert<Coleman<David<Ira<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf  

Robert E. Scalf, the son of Robert Edward Scalf & Ella Wheeler Fee, was born August 17, 1920 in Siskiyou County, CA and died June 8, 1968.

1940 Honolulu CO HI                     5 April 1940                      Schofield Barracks             

SCALF, Robert E. Soldier 19 1921 CA                 Private

 

WALTER WHEELER SCALF
Son of
Robert Edward Scalf & Ella Wheeler Fee
Walter<
Robert<Coleman<David<Ira<John, Sr.<Lewis Scalf  

OBITUARY:

REDDING- Walter Wheeler Scalf was born November 26, 1921 and died July 4, 2008 after a long illness at the age of 87.

Walter leaves three children; William V Scalf of Florence, OR, Patrick Scalf of Redding, CA, and Virginia M Scalf of Sacramento, CA. He also had nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

One of his grandchildren; Chirstina Ann Scalf LeCount died 2 years ago very suddenly at the age of 36.

Walt Scalf was married to Reoma Ann Ingalls Scalf for over 40 years.

His first wife, who he fathered his 3 children with was Olive Amber Dowling Scalf Fogel.

Walter lived his life as a logger, hunter and fisherman. He will always be known for his Lodge Log Homes, Scalf Logging, love for fresh trout and very bad jokes.

Services will be held at McDonald's Funeral Home chapel on July 9, 2008 at 11 a.m.


 

ELLA MIRIAM SCALF
Daughter of
Coleman A. Scalf & Mildred H. Tuter
Ella M<Coleman A<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

Ella Miriam Scalf was born 7 Nov 1895 in St. Clair Co, MO, and died 25 Nov 1958 in Sacramento, CA.  She married Alexander Cleveland Lester 2 Aug 1917 in Lassen Co, CA.  He was born 20 Jun 1877 in IA, and died Abt. 1927 in Hot Springs, AR.

Children of Ella Scalf and Alexander Lester are:

     1) Louise Herschel Lester, born 31 Jul 1918 in Everton, WY; died 20 Dec 1956 in Sacramento, CA.  She married Earl Totemeier.
     2)
 Jesse Coleman Lester, born 29 Apr 1920 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 26 Aug 1990 in Oregon.  He married Eva Ball.
     3)
 Edward Ambrose Lester, born 31 Mar 1922 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 19 Jan 1997 in Sacramento, CA.
     4)
 Edwin Cleveland Lester, born 31 Mar 1922 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 25 Feb 1965 in Sacramento, CA.  He married Unknown.
     5)
 Miriam Isabel Lester, born 20 Sep 1923 in Los Angeles, CA; died 22 Apr 1997 in Placer Co. CA.  She married (1) Davidson Abt. 1945.  She married (2) Ed Collins Abt. 1950.  

(Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

 

DAVID AMBROSE SCALF
Son of
Coleman Scalf & Mildred Tutter
David<Coleman<David<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

 
David Ambrose Scalf was born 15 Oct 1899 in Greene Co. MO, and died 25 Oct 1967 in Redding, Shasta Co, CA.  He married (1) Elsie Brown Abt. 1918. He married (2) Myrtle Shelton Abt. 1928. He married (3) Katie Cullop Abt. 1950 in Redding, CA.    He married (4) Nellie Cullop Abt. 1960 in Redding, CA. 

Child of David Scalf and Myrtle Shelton is:

     1) Margaret Shelton (Step-daughter, born 12 Feb 1928).


1920 Siskiyou County CA             January 1920             Butte Township
 
SCALF, David A. Head 19 1901 MO KY IN
              Elsie Wife 17 1903 KS MO MO


1930 Siskiyou County CA             9 April 1930                Butte Township

SCALF, David A. Head 30 1900 MO KY IN
             Myrtle J. Wife 18 1912 CA CA CA
             Margaret P. Dau 1 1/12 1929 CA MO CA


1940 Siskiyou CO CA                    17 April 1940                        Mott Judicial District

SCALF, David A. Head 40 1900 MO
          Myrtle Wife 28 1912 CA
          Margaret Dau 11 1929 CA


WWI Registration Card


Name:  David Ambrosa Scalf
Age:  18
Home Address:  Siskiyou County CA        (Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  October 15, 1899
Nearest relative:  Coleman Scalf
Address:  Siskiyou County CA
Employed:  Pioneer Box Factory
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Black
Date:  September 12, 1918

  

GERTRUDE ANN SCALF
Daughter of
Coleman A. Scalf & Mildred H. Tuter
Gertrude A<Coleman A<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

Gertrude Ann Scalf was born 16 May 1901 in Greene Co, MO, and died 19 Jan 1986 in Springfield, OR.  She married (1) Silas Jordan 28 Mar 1918 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA.  He was born 5 Aug 1886 in Tulare Co, CA, and died 29 Mar 1975 in Shasta Co, CA.  She married (2) George Turner 18 Sep 1940. 

Children of Gertrude Scalf and Silas Jordan are:

1) Talbert Woodrow Jordan, born 1 Sep 1919

2) Mildred Elizabeth Jordan, born 21 Aug 1920; died 11 Sep 1997 in Springfield, OR.  She married Cecil Elliott 17 Oct 1937 in Yreka, Siskiyou Co. CA; born 17 Feb 1913 in Port Angeles, WA.

3) Edith May Jordan, born 13 Jul 1922 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA.  She married (1) Elvin Eliot Anderson 1941 in Mount Hebron, Siskiyou Co. CA; born 12 Feb 1917 in Lowell Oregon; died 5 Mar 1945 in IwoJimo Island.  She married (2) Donald Rufus Anderson 30 Jun 1947 in Reno, NV; born 12 Jan 1920 in Midvale, ID; died in Weiser, ID.

4) Billie Marie Jordan, born 9 Aug 1924 in McCloud, CA.  She married Dale B. Street 15 Mar 1942 in MacDoel, Siskiyou Co. CA; born 2 May 1920 in Coffey, MO.

(Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

DOROTHY BERNICE SCALF
Daughter of
Coleman A. Scalf & Mildred H. Tuter
Dorothy B<Coleman A<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Dorothy Bernice Scalf
was born 5 Apr 1906 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co, CA, and died 16 Nov 1944 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA.  She married Francis Thomas Goring 12 Jun 1923 in Yreka, Siskiyou Co. CA, son of William Goring and Ellen Madden.  He was born 19 Apr 1900 in Melbourne, Vic, Australia, and died 13 Jan 1961 in Oakland, Alameda Co. CA.

Children of Dorothy Scalf and Francis Goring are:

1) Nelle Bernice Goring, born 12 Mar 1924 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA.  She married Elbert Woods Cook 16 Dec 1944 in Dorris, Siskiyou Co, CA; born 3 Mar 1918 in Fairfield, Solano Co. CA. Nelle died 22 September 2005 in Redding (Shasta Co) California.

2) Francis William Goring, born 13 Nov 1925 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA; died 2 Jun 1977 in Redding (Shasta Co) CA.  He married (1) Emma Leah Moore 1947 in Yreka, Siskiyou Co., CA; born 30 Sep 1932.  He married (2) Leona Williams Abt. 1955.  He married (3) Frances Carolyn Miller 3 Jan 1962 in Carson City, NV; born 3 Nov 1933 in Idaho.

(Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)  

WILLIAM ELMER SCALF 
Son of
Coleman A. Scalf & Mildred H. Tuter

William E<Coleman A<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis


William Elmer Scalf
, born 7 Jul 1907 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co. CA; died 2 Jun 1962 in Redding, Shasta Co. CA.  He married (1) Beatrice Hawkins 1928.  He married (2) Effie M. Haling 23 May 1950 in Shasta Co., Ca; born 1924 in Shasta Co., Ca.

(Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)  

COLEMAN AMBROSE SCALF JR.
Son of
Coleman A. Scalf and Mildred H. Tuter
Coleman Jr<Coleman A<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Coleman Ambrose Scalf, Jr. was the last child born to Coleman and Mildred. His birth would not have been known if Nelle had not accidentally found his death record for no one in the family had mentioned him. Coleman Jr. was born and died on the same day.

Coleman Ambrose Scalf, Jr. died 20 Apr 1905 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co. CA.
 Endnotes

1. Marriage License recorded 8 Nov 1893, St. Clair Co. MO.
2. 1880 Census - Indiana, Co. Decatur, Town Clay, Pg 31, Dwg#293, Fam #299.
3. Death Certificate filed in Book 12 of Death Records, Pg. 206.
4. 1870 Census, Loc. Rock TWP, Mercer Co. WV, Pg 580.
5. Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with S, Date of Import: 4 May 1996, Internal Ref.   #1.112.3.59453.86

(Courtesy of Nell Goring Cook)

MARGARET PERNINA SCALF
Daughter of
David C. Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith
Margaret P<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Marcella Hallagin Jones, granddaughter of Margaret Pernina Scalf, states that (HALLIGAN) should be spelled  (HALLAGIN).  (Courtesy of Bea James King)

This name is spelled Hallagin in most of these writings with the exception of the census records where it was found as Halligan. Name spellings have been copied as they were found on records; however, this family has always used the spelling of Hallagin.

Margaret Pernina Scalf, daughter of David C. Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith was born September 22, 1872 in Kentucky and died February 15, 1933 in Bartlesville (Washington Co) Oklahoma. Pernina (Nina) is found on the census records as Nina and Margaret.  She married Richard David Hallagin March 9, 1893 in Benton County, Missouri. Richard was born about 1873, the son of James HALLAGIN. Richard and Nina are first found on the 1900 Benton County, Missouri census. Richard is listed as David HALLAGIN and Pernina is listed as Nina. The name is spelled Permina in the Scalf History Book but I believe this should be Pernina since Nina was used for a short name. 

Richard and Nina were followed though the census records beginning in 1900 Benton County, Missouri where their first three children were born. Richard and Nina then moved to Oklahoma although they have not been found on the 1910 census at this time but were found on the 1920 and 1930 Oklahoma census.

Nina and Dave separated and Nina is found living several houses from David in 1930.  David was living alone as head of house and Nina was head of house with two of the children at home.  Their oldest son, James, is found in Oklahoma until 1930 where he is found living in Washington County, Kansas.

Dave and Nina’s son, Emmett had been born in Kansas about 1909 so we know that the family had lived in Kansas for a short time as well.  On the 1930 census of Washington County, Oklahoma, Marvin is listed as divorced and Nina has a granddaughter living in the home.  This is probably Marvin’s daughter but she could have belonged to either of the sons. Marvin states he married at 20 years old so this would indicate he married around 1925 and was divorced by 1930.  The granddaughter of Nina is listed as 3 years and 5 months old.

No information has been found concerning who Mary L. (Lou) married or where she was living.  Myrtle married Floyd S. Lauderdale and Emmett married Ida Mae Bell according to Elmer Scalf.  No information is found on this family at this time.

The following was submitted to Bea James King by Marcella HALLAGIN Jones, granddaughter of Margaret Pernina Scalf and Richard David HALLAGIN.

 
Notes for MARGARET PERNINA SCALF:

“Her youngest son Emmett HALLAGIN/Hallagin/Hallegan told his children that Margaret Pernina always made him go to church with her when he was very young. She was active in "laying on of hands" praying and healing. As he got older he quit going to any church and when he died he was not a member of any church.”

Children of MARGARET SCALF and RICHARD HALLAGIN:

1) MYRTLE I. (MURTA) HALLAGIN.

More About MYRTLE I. (MURTA) HALLAGIN:

Cause of Death: Cervical Cancer

2) MARVIN HALLAGIN.

3) JAMES R. HALLAGIN, b. December 15, 1893, Fristoe Township, Missouri.

More About JAMES R. HALLAGIN:

Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

4) MARY LOU HALLAGIN, b. April 1896.

More About MARY LOU HALLAGIN:

Cause of Death: Cancer

5) EMMETT EARL HALLAGIN, b. August 14, 1908, South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; d. Abt. 1990, Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma. (Courtesy of Bea James King)

The Halligan family was found on the census records of Missouri and Oklahoma from 1900 – 1930.


1900 Benton County MO                25 June1900                    Fristoe Township

HALLIGAN, David Head 27 May 1873 MO MO MO Married 7 years
                 Nina  Wife 27 Aug 1872 KY TN TN 3 children born, 3 living
                 James R. Son   6 Jun 1894 MO MO MO  
                 Mary L. Dau   4 Apr 1896 MO MO MO  
                 Myrtle I. Dau   2 Jan 1898 MO MO MO  

 
1920 Washington County OK            5 January 1920            Jackson Township

HALLIGAN, Richard D. Head 51 1869 MO IA MO
              Margaret E. (P) Wife 50 1870 KY TN TN
              Myrtle Dau 21 1899 MO MO KY
              Marvin Son 14 1906 MO MO KY
              Emmett Son 11 1909 KS MO KY

 
1930 Washington County OK            14 April 1930                   Ward 3 Bartlesville

HALLIGAN, Nina Head 57 1873 KY TN TN  
                Emmett Son 21 1909 KS MO KY  
                Marvin Son 25 1905 MO MO KY Divorced - married @ 20
                Betty Jean G-dau 3 5/12 1926 OK MO USA  


1930 Washington County OK            14 April 1930            Ward 3             Bartlesville

HALLIGAN, Dave Head 56 1874 MO USA USA

 

JAMES R. HALLAGAN
Son of
Richard David Hallagan & Margaret Pernina Scalf
James Hallagin<Margaret P Scalf<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

James R. Hallagan/Hallagin son of Richard David Hallagan/Hallagin and Margaret Pernina Scalf was born about 1894 in Missouri (census calculation)

We have no further information on James other than the census records.


1920 Montgomery County KS            5 January 1920            Parker Township

HALLIGAN, J.R. Head 26 1894 MO KY KY
            Emma Wife 19 1901 MO MO KY
            Helen B. Dau 8/12 1919 KS MO MO

 
1930 Washington County OK            28 April 1930                   Ward 4             Bartlesville

HALLIGAN, James R. Head 37 1893 MO MO KY
                 Emma Wife 29 1901 MO IL IL
                 Helen Dau 12 1918 KS MO MO
                 Junior Son   8 1922 KS MO MO
                 Forrest Ray Son   7 1923 KS MO MO
                 Robert Son   5 1925 KS MO MO
                 James R. Son   1 1929 KS MO MO



EMMETT EARL HALLAGIN
Son of
Margaret Pernina Scalf and Richard David Hallagin
Emmett Hallagin<Margaret Pernina<David C.<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


This family was also submitted to Bea James King by Mrs. Alfred (Marcella Hallagin) Jones, oldest daughter of Emmett and his wife, Ida.

EMMETT EARL8 HALLAGIN was born August 14, 1908 in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma and died Abt. 1990 in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma.  He married Ida Mae Bill October 12, 1933 in Nowata, Nowata, Oklahoma, daughter of Charley Bill and IDA Mae Bill.  Her father was full Indian name of Charlie and her mother was Ida (last name unknown) She was born May 17, 1917 in Oglesby, OK, and died February 5, 1961 in Bartlesville, OK.

Children of EMMETT HALLAGIN and IDA BILL are:

1) MARCELLA9 HALLAGIN, b. November 9, 1936; m. ALFRED JONES.

More About MARCELLA HALLAGIN:

Health: Heart

2) MARY LOU HALLAGIN, b. October 16, 1938; m. CHAMBERS.

More About MARY LOU HALLAGIN:

Health: Thyroid Cancer

1)      EMMETT EARL HALLAGIN, JR., b. September 8, 1941.

2)      IDA PERNINA HALLAGIN, b. June 18, 1943; m. LEWIS.

More About IDA PERNINA HALLAGIN:

Health: Thyroid Cancer

5) CHARLENE MAE HALLAGIN, b. March 25, 1945; m. BEARD.

More About CHARLENE MAE HALLAGIN:

Health: Breast Cancer

GLORIA MARIE HALLAGIN, b. May 25, 1948.

3)      TWIN BOYS HALLAGIN, b. 1950; d. Stillborn.

4)      RITA RENEE' HALLAGIN, b. December 3, 1955; m. LAND.

More About RITA RENEE' HALLAGIN:

Health: Cervical Cancer

7) RICHARD CHARLES HALLAGIN, b. August 28, 1958.

(Courtesy of Marcella Hallagin and Bea James King) 

 

THURSA J. SCALF
 Daughter of
 David C. Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith
Thurza J<David<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Much of the information concerning Thurza Jane Scalf has been compiled with the census records and the help of Nelle Goring Cook and Bea James King. 

Thurza J. Scalf, (Thirsey) daughter of David C. Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith was born about 1874 in Kentucky, probably Madison County.  Thurza did not show up on the 1880 census and it is unknown at this time where she might have been.  Thurza (Thirsey) would have been around 12 years old in 1880 and should have been listed in her father’s home but might have been with relatives at this time.

Thurza married George B. Tuter and this family is found in Benton County, Missouri in 1900, however, by 1910 Thurza had died and George remarried to Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Whipple) Thomason.  (Nelle Goring Cook).

George and Elizabeth were found in the 1910 Siskiyou County, California census. 

Several of the children of David and Nancy had left Missouri for California by 1910, including David and Nancy. 

George and Thurza had only been married seven years but had two children in the home ages 8 and 10.  Thurza also stated she had three children, with two living.  The last two children on this census were the children of George and Thurza and the first two sons, James and John belonged to George Tuter and his first wife, Minnie O. Wheeler. 

“George Tuter's first marriage was to Minnie O. Wheeler. George and Minnie had two sons, James D. Tuter born July 1889 in St. Clair Co. Missouri and John William Tuter born 28 Mar 1892, St Clair County, Missouri. John William Tuter married Gladys Sheldon.  Minnie died when he was born.  George married Thurzie the next year. I don't know what happened to James D. Tuter yet.  The only Scalf descendants were Thurzie's two daughters, Mary Edna Tuter who married Jacob Christian Nielson and Effie May Tuter, married Charles F. Nelson 14 Oct 1918.

George & Thirsey Scalf Tuter moved to McCloud, Siskiyou Co. in 1902 from MO.  A son, Irving B. Tuter, was born to George and Thirsey on 1 Oct 1905 and died 25 Oct 1905.  George worked at Camp 2, a lumber camp a few miles out of McCloud. Thirsey died some time before 1910 and is probably buried in McCloud.  George & Lizzie moved to Yreka, Siskiyou Co. in 1937 where they lived for the rest of their lives.”  (Nelle Cooke).

By 1910, George is in Siskiyou County, California with his new wife Elizabeth Thomason.  George states they have been married two years.  Elizabeth states she has seven children with seven living.  She and George both state this is their second marriage.  George and Elizabeth are not found in 1930.

Information submitted by Bea James King:

Thurza Jane born 1874 KY married after 1893 in Springfield, MO to George Ballard


1900 Green County MO
                1 June 1900                    Campbell Township   

TUTER, George B. Head 30 Jul 1868 VA VA VA Married 7 years
              Thurza J. Wife 26 May 1874 KY TN TN 3 children born, 2 living
              James D.  Son 10 Jul 1888 MO VA MO by first marriage
              John W. Son   8 Mar 1892 MO VA MO by first marriage
              Mary E. Dau   2 May 1897 MO VA KY by Thurza
              Effie M. Dau   1 Dec 1898 MO VA KY by Thurza


On the 1910 and 1920 Siskiyou County, California census, the name that appears to be “Ewel” should be Earl. (Nelle Cook).

 Elizabeth Thomason Tuter, second wife of George B. Tuter has four sons living in the home from her first marriage. 
 

Descendents of Thurza Jane Scalf
 By Nelle (Goring) Cook

 1)  Thurzy Jane1 Scalf was born Abt. 1875 in Madison Co., Ky, and died Abt. 1907 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co. CA.  She married George Ballard Tutor1 1893 in Dell Delight, Mo., son of Henry Tutor and Miriam Reed.  He was born 24 Jul 1869 in Mercer Co., W.Va., and died 20 Jan 1953 in Yreka, Siskiyou Co., CA.

 Children of Thurzy Scalf and George Tutor:

     1) Edna2 Tuter, born 1899 in Greene Co.  MO; died Abt. 1950.  She married Jacob Chistian Nielson.
     2)
 Effie May Tuter, born 21 Dec 1898 in Missouri.  She married Charles F. Nelson 14 Oct 1918 in Mount Shasta, CA.
     3)
 Irving B. Tuter, born 29 Sep 1905 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co, CA; died 25 Oct 1905 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co, CA.

 Endnotes

1. 1870 Census, Loc. Rock TWP, Mercer Co. WV, Pg 580.

(Courtesy of Nelle Cook)

MARY EDNA TUTER
Daughter of
George Tuter and Thurza Jane Scalf
Mary Edna<Thurza Jane<David C.<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 
Mary Edna Tuter, daughter of George B. Tuter and Thurza Jane Scalf was born May 1897. Mary Edna married Jacob Christian Nielson.  (Nelle Cook

No further information is known. 

EFFIE MAY TUTER
Daughter of
George B. Tuter and Thurza Jane Scalf
Effie May<Thurza Jane<David C.<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Effie May Tuter, daughter of George B. Tuter and Thurza Jane Scalf was born December 1898 and married Charles F. Nelson 14 Oct 1918.  (Nelle Cook

No further information is known.
 

1910 Siskiyou County CA                18 April 1910            Squaw Valley Township

TUTER, George B. Head 46 1864 VA IN IN
                  Elizabeth Wife 41 1869 IL IL OH
                  Olive P. Dau 6/12 1909 CA VA IL
                  Edna M. Dau 15 1895 MO VA USA    by Thurza
                  Effie M. Dau 11 1899 MO VA USA    by Thurza
THOMASSON, Raymond Step-son 23 1887 CA CA IL
                  Ronnie Step-son 18 1892 CA CA IL
                  Ira W. Step-son 17 1893 CA CA IL
                  Ewel L.(Carl) Step-son 14 1896 CA CA IL
                  Edward Step-son   9 1901 CA CA IL

 
1920 Siskiyou County CA                  January 1920            Butte Township

TUTER,      George B. Head 50 1870 VA SC VA
            Elizabeth Wife 50 1870 IL IL OH
            Pearl  Dau 10 1910 CA VA IL
THOMASON, Ewel (Carl?) Step-son 23 1897 CA VA IL

 

 MARY ROSA SCALF
Daughter of
David Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith
Mary<David<Ira<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf  
 

Mary Rose Scalf was born December 5, 1876 in Kentucky, probably Madison County and died March 22, 1957 in Sacramento, California.  Mary Rosa married James William Tuter October 26, 1893 in Benton County, Missouri. James and George Tuter were brothers.  (Link to marriage document)

An email received from a descendent by the name of Murray who failed to state his last name is listed here.

Excerpt from an email received August 10, 1998:

“James William Tuter was born April 14, 1864 in West Virginia. James and Mary Rosa had eight children all born in Missouri.”

Children of Mary Rose Scalf and James William Tuter:

     1) Etta Tuter
     2)
 Henry Tuter
     3)
 Ollie Tuter
     4)
 William Tuter
     5)
 Arthur Tuter
     6)
 Iva Tuter
     7)
 Nellie Tuter
     8)
 Maude Tuter

The family moved to Northern California where James got a job with the railroad. Etta (my grandmother) met her husband to be Floyd Frazier. They are all gone now except Maude. Maude was born in 1920. (Courtesy of Murray -last name not stated)

Mary Rosa and James were also living in Benton County, Missouri when the 1900 census was enumerated.  A Henry Tuter, age 56, born 1843 in North Carolina was living next door to James and Mary. This was the father of James and George Tuter. (Nelle Goring Cook)

James and Mary Rosa were not found on the 1910 census but were found in California in 1920.  It appears that their daughter, Millie E. had died or married by the enumeration of the 1930 census for she is not found in the home in 1920.

* Mary Rosa born 5 Dec. 1896 Madison Co., KY. Died 22 Mar. 1957 Sacramento, CA.  Married 26 Oct. 1893 in Edwards, MO. To James William Tuter. (Courtesy of Bea James King)


1900 Benton County MO                    2 June 1900                    Robberson Township

TUTER, James W. Head 35 Apr 1865 WV NC WV
             Mary R. Wife 20 Dec 1879 KY KY KY
             Henry L. Son   6 Feb 1894 MO WV KY
             Millie E. Dau   2 May 1898 MO WV KY
             Maude M. Dau 5/12 Dec 1899 MO WV KY

 
1920 Siskiyou County CA                   January 1920            Butte Township

TUTER, James W. Head 54 1866 WV NC NC
            Mary R.   Wife 41 1879 KY KY VA
            Henry L. Son 24 1906 MO WV KY
            Maude Dau 20 1900 MO WV KY
            Iva/Eva? Dau 18 1902 MO WV KY
            Arthur  Son 16 1904 CA WV KY
            Nellie Dau 14 1906 CA WV KY
            Willis Son 12 1908 CA WV KY
            Ollie  Dau 10 1900 CA WV KY

 Iva/Ina/Eva, daughter of James W. Tuter and Mary Rosa Scalf Tuter was known to the family as Ivy. (Nelle Cook).  


1930 Siskiyou CO CA              14 April 1930            Butte Township

TUTER, James Head 65 1865 VA VA VA
           Mary R. Wife 54 1876 KY VA VA
           Maude M.  Dau 30 1900 MO VA KY

   
Descendants of Mary Rose Scalf

Mary Rose Scalf was born 12 May 1876 in Madison Co. KY, and died 22 Mar 1957 in Carmichael, Sacramento Co., CA.  She married James William Tutor 26 Oct 1893 in Edwards, Benton Co. MO, son of Henry Tutor and Miriam Reed.  He was born 14 Apr 1864 in Smyth Co. WV and died 4 Mar 1953 in Carmichael, Sacramento Co. CA.

Children of Mary Rosa Scalf and James Tutor are:

     1) Henry Tuter, born 19 Feb 1894 in Missouri; died 13 Jan 1943 in Sacramento, CA.
     2)
 Etta M. Tuter, born 11 May 1898 in Missouri; died 18 Dec 1969 in Sacramento, CA.
     3)
 Maude Tuter, born 1899 in St. Louis, MO.  She married Roy Glenn.
     4)
 Ivy P. Tuter, born 1 Dec 1902 in Greene Co, MO; died 1 Mar 1977 in California.
     5)
 Arthur Virgil Tuter, born 17 Jun 1903 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 9 Feb 1991 in Mount Shasta, Sisk.Co. Ca.
     6)
 Nellie Irene Tuter, born 20 Jun 1905 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 10 Dec 1990 in San Joaquin Co. CA.
     7)
 William Earl Tuter, born 17 Sep 1907 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 30 Jan 1982 in Tehama Co. CA.
     8) Ollie Tuter, born 23 Dec 1909 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co, CA; died 30 Sep 1975 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA. (Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

  

HENRY TUTER
Son of
James William Tuter and Mary Rosa Scalf
Henry<Mary R Scalf<David<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Henry Tuter
was born 19 Feb 1894 in Missouri, and died 13 Jan 1943 in Sacramento, CA.  He married Thelma A. VanSickle.  She was born 29 Jan 1904 in Shasta Co. CA, and died 7 Sep 1962 in Sacramento, CA.

Children of Henry Tuter and Thelma VanSickle are:

     1) Paul Tuter.
     2)
 James Abram Tuter, born 21 Apr 1923 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 4 Jun 1952 in Alameda Co. CA.
     3)
 William Leroy Tuter, born 9 Nov 1924 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 24 Aug 1984 in Sacramento, CA.
     4)
 Marjorie Mae Tuter, born 18 Apr 1927 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA; died 7 Apr 1984 in Sacrament She married Terwilliger.
     5)
 Ruby Lucille Tuter, born 7 Jul 1928.
     6)
 Henry Allen Tuter, born 26 Jun 1930 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 2 Nov 1997 in Sacramento, CA
     7)
 Barbara Elaine Tuter, born 18 May 1933 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA; died 15 Jan 1995 in Sacramento, CA.  She married Lee. (Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

  

ETTA M. TUTER
Daughter of
James William Tuter & Mary Rosa Scalf
Etta M<Mary R Scalf<David<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

Etta M. Tuter was born 11 May 1898 in Missouri, and died 18 Dec 1969 in Sacramento, CA.  She married Floyd Frazier

Children of Etta Tuter and Floyd Frazier are:

     1) George William3 Frazier, born 30 Mar 1920 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 16 Dec 1987 in Sacramento, CA.
     2) Mabel B. Frazier, born 15 Sep 1921 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 9 Apr 1988 in Sacramento, CA.  She married Shumaker. (Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

  



MAUDE TUTER
Daughter of
James William Tuter & Mary Rosa Scalf
Maude Tuter<Mary R Scalf<David Scalf<Ira<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf


Maude Tuter
, born 1899 in St. Louis, MO.  She married Roy Glenn. No further information.

 

 IVY P. TUTER
Daughter of
James William Tuter & Mary Rosa Scalf
Ivy Tuter<Mary R Scalf<David Scalf<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Ivy P. Tuter
was born 1 Dec 1902 in Greene Co, MO, and died 1 Mar 1977 in California.  She married Clifford Raymond Fee.  He was born 27 Feb 1901 in California, and died 18 Nov 1983 in Shasta Co. CA.

Children of Ivy Tuter and Clifford Fee are:

     1) Mary Fee.
     2) Doris L. Fee, born 3 Oct 1925 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 17 Jul 1967 in Shasta Co. CA.  She married Eugene Babcock. (Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

 

 

ARTHUR VIRGIL TUTER
Son of
James William Tuter & Mary Rosa Scalf
Arthur Tuter<Mary R Scalf<David<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

Arthur Virgil Tuter was born 17 Jun 1903 in Siskiyou Co. CA, and died 9 Feb 1991 in Mount Shasta, Sisk.Co, Cal.  He married Pearl Exina Van Sickle 17 Jun 1924 in Siskiyou Co. CA, daughter of Van Sickle and Loveland.  She was born 18 Jun 1906 in Redding, Shasta Co., Ca, and died 10 May 1995 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA.

Children of Arthur Tuter and Pearl Van Sickle are:

     1) Isabel Tuter, born 14 Sep 1926 in Siskiyou Co. CA.  She married David George.
     2) Clarence Tuter, born 7 Jun 1928 in Siskiyou Co. CA. (Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

  

NELLIE IRENE TUTER
Daughter of
James William Tuter & Mary Rosa Scalf
Nellie Tuter<Mary R Scalf<David <Ira<John Sr<Lewis


Nellie Irene Tuter
was born 20 Jun 1905 in Siskiyou Co. CA, and died 10 Dec 1990 in San Joaquin Co. CA.  She married Joe Hunt 17 Jun 1924. 

Children of Nellie Tuter and Joe Hunt are:

     1) Richard Hunt.
     2)
 Fred Hunt.

 (Courtesy of Nell Goring Cook)

 

WILLIAM EARL TUTER
Son of
James William Tuter & Mary Rosa Scalf
William E Tuter<Mary R Scalf<David <Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


William Earl Tuter
was born 17 Sep 1907 in Siskiyou Co. CA, and died 30 Jan 1982 in Tehama Co. CA.  He married Juanita Short

Child of William Tuter and Juanita Short is:

     1) Rose Marie Tuter, born 6 May 1928 in Siskiyou Co. CA; died 5 Sep 1987 in Siskiyou Co. CA.  She married Owens. (Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

 

OLLIE TUTER
Daughter of
James William Tuter & Mary Rosa Scalf
Ollie Tuter<Mary R Scalf<David<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Ollie Tuter
was born 23 Dec 1909 in McCloud, Siskiyou Co, CA, and died 30 Sep 1975 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA.  She married James Pace

Children of Ollie Tuter and James Pace are:

     1) Alice3 Pace, born 23 Sep 1928 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA; died 16 May 1997 in Redding, Shasta Co, CA.
     2)
 Pauline Pace, born 8 Aug 1930 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA
     3)
 Robert Pace, born 26 Jul 1932 in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co, CA.

 Endnotes

1. 1870 Census, Loc. Rock TWP, Mercer Co. WV, Pg 580.

 (Courtesy of Nelle Goring Cook)

 
RACHEL DOVEY SCALF
Daughter of
David Crockett Scalf &Nancy Smith
 Rachel
<David C<Ira<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf  
 

(Link to photograph of Rachel Dovey Scalf – Courtesy of Bea James King)  

Information on this family has been compiled with the help of Bea James King. Virgil Scalf collected the census records listed below and Bea submitted names, dates, places and some history on her grandmother’s family.

Rachel Dovey Scalf was born about 1878 and died about 1951 according to Scalf Family History. Her granddaughter, Mrs. Bea James King confirms that Rachel was born August 10, 1878 in Kentucky and died June 28, 1951 in Provo (Utah County) Utah.

Rachel married 1) Paul James June 22, 1893 in Benton County, Missouri.  (Link to marriage document)  Paul James was born November 28, 1856 in West Virginia, the son of William James and Amanda Duckworth.  After the death of Paul James, Rachel remarried to Charles Rollins. No information is known of Mr. Rollins.

Rachel is listed in her father’s home as being born about 1878 but the 1900 census of Benton County, Missouri lists her as 40 years old, estimating her birth some 20 years earlier. This was surely a mistake on the part of the enumerator as he also listed Rachel as Rachel Lillie.

Paul and Rachel were enumerated on the 1900 and 1910 census of Benton County but were not found in 1920 or 1930. Paul and Rachel stated they had been married for17 years and had 10 children with 4 living in 1910.  Lee, Charles, John and Walter on the 1900 census were children from the first marriage of Paul James. 

The following information was submitted by Bea James King:

My line is from child 9 - Rachel Dovie Scalf and Paul James.  Paul had been married to Amanda Josephine Rothrock (she died March 5, 1893) and July 2, 1893 he married Rachel.  He had 6 sons by the marriage to Amanda.  Their names were:  Jesse Francis born 1881, Lee Roy born 1883; Charles L. born 1885; John T. born 1887; William B. born 1889 and Walter Herbert born 1891.

Paul and Rachel Dovie had the following children:

9a: Warner Wesley James born June 1895 Dell Delight, Benton, MO. Died 4 Feb. 1985 in Coffeyville, Montgomery, Ks.  Married 14 July 1919 in Independence, Montgomery, KS to Virginia (Virgie) Denton-Sanders.

NOTE:    Warner Wesley James was born to Paul and Rachel.  When he was about 7 years old, there was a will being probated that pertained to Paul’s late wife Amanda Rothrock James.  All the boys were home except the last one Walter Herbert.  They didn’t know where he was (he still hasn’t shown up in 2004) but they needed his signature on these papers.  Paul had Warner with him at this meeting and the lawyer commented as far as he was concerned this kid here (pointing at Warner) could be Walter.  So the long shot was Warner signed the papers.  As Warner got older he began to fear he had broken the law and to keep a low profile he started signing all papers and took the name of Walter Herbert James.  He married and died and is buried by the name of Walter Herbert James when he really was Warner Wesley James.  (No wonder genealogists pull their hair out at times.)  My father (Paul Herman James) was the only person I ever heard call my uncle by his real name of Warner.  We kids knew him as Uncle Walt.

9b: Edna (Edney) Maude James was born August 1897 in Dell Delight, Benton, MO. She died 25 October 1958 in Coffeyville, Montgomery, KS.  She married James Barber but I have no other information on the dates.

9c: Rosa Mary James was born (according to my Uncle Warner) after 1900 but didn’t live long.  I actually have no proof she ever existed.

9d: Noah Morgan James born 26 Feb. 1902 in Dell Delight, Benton, MO. Died 21 Dec. 1946 in El Rio, Ventura, California.  About 1927 he “supposedly” married Eula Mae Shufeldt.  They had one son Randolph born in 1928.  In the 1930 census Eula and Randolph are living with her parents in Oklahoma.  Noah is in Kansas living with but “supposedly” married to Nellie Dow and their 4-year-old son Eugene.  (Some day I will be able to put this together but not now.)

9e: Paul Herman James was born 27 Oct. 1909 in Dell Delight, Benton, MO. And died 26 Oct. 1962 in Tyro, Montgomery, KS.  He married 3 Jan. 1934 in Independence, Montgomery, KS. To Emma Mae Durst-Hayden.  Emma was born 22 March 1908 in Lenapah, Oklahoma to Henry Durst and Hattie Mary Koons-Durst.  She died 18 July 1974 in Coffeyville, Montgomery, KS.  Her first husband was Kenneth Carl Hayden who upon learning she was pregnant with their first child, packed up and left never to be seen or heard from again for many years.  She had to move back home with her parents and had her child, a boy, named Cecil Hayden.  In 1933 she met Paul Herman James at a country-dance and they dated.  She couldn’t afford to get a divorce, so Paul paid for the divorce and they were married on 3 Jan. 1934.  Their children are:

9e1 - Beulah (Bea) Lucile James born 22 Oct. 1934 in Wann, Ok.  Married:

     1)  Melvyn Eugene Simon in 1955 and he died in 1960.
     2)
  Charles Curtis Mauk in 1963.  They were divorced in 1970 and he died in 1974. One child:  Michael Charles Mauk 17 July 1964.
     3)
  Leo George King married 28 Aug. 1975 and he died 3 July 2001.

Leo adopted Michael Charles in July 1976 and he is known as Michael Charles King.  Michael has one son Curtis James King born 3 Oct. 1990. Michael was married in 1986 to Barbara Tyson and divorced by 1994.    11 March 2003 he married Tina Courtney-Finn.

9e2 - Stanley Paul James born 16 Feb. 1937 in Wann, OK.  Married 23 August 1956 in Dearing, KS. To Peggy Earline Groff born 14 Sept. 1939 in Wann, Oklahoma.

 Children:

     1) Lisa Michele born 21 July 1961
     2)
 Stanley Paul, Jr. born. 20 Aug. 1962
     3)
 Timothy Wayne born 2 June 1965
     4)
 Jeffery Heath born 26 May 1971
     5)
 Nicholas Anthony born 24 Oct. 1979

 NOTE:  “Dell Delight, Benton, Missouri no longer exists.  It was located right outside of Warsaw, Benton, Missouri.  There are only two buildings still standing and they are in very bad shape today.  But there was a post office back in the 1900’s.

I can only tell you a few things I remember my Dad and/or my Uncle Warner telling me about their life. 

My grandfather Paul James was a blacksmith by trade.  After he married Rachel Dovey Scalf and they had at least four children, my father Paul Herman the youngest, they moved to Oklahoma.  They lived at different places but ended up for a spell at Lenapah, Nowata Co., OK where my grandfather opened another blacksmith shop.  According to my Uncle, my grandmother Rachel had a word fight with my grandfather and she got real mad.  That night she took gasoline and poured it all around the shop and burned it to the ground.  After that they moved to Wann, OK where he opened another shop and was there until he died. 

At one time around 1936 grandmother Rachel took a large knife and was going to do harm to my mother and me.  Grandpa came in and took it away from her.  She didn’t like my mother.  After grandpa died Rachel stayed a short while around Wann then she left for Wyoming where her daughter and family was reportedly living.  She lived with them for a while until they had a big fight and she moved to Utah.  She worked in a café and met a man named Charles Rollins.  They later married.  About 6 months after they were married, Mr. Rollins put her in the Utah State Mental Hospital.  She stayed there until her death.  We never heard anything from Mr. Rollins.  After she died, my dad and his brother brought her back to be buried in Robbins Cemetery outside Coffeyville, KS next to her husband Paul James.”

In an email from Nelle Cook, Nelle asked if I had heard there was a lady in attendance at the funeral of Rachel Dovie Scalf James by the name of Lizzie Wood. Nelle stated that someone believed this was her sister Elizabeth Scalf that married a Hoagland. If this is correct, Elizabeth possibly married twice if she was the same person known as Lizzie Wood. Unfortunately, we have not bee able to find information on Elizabeth.

(Courtesy of Bea James King)


1900 Benton County MO                15 June 1900                   Fristoe Township

JAMES, Paul Head 41 Jan 1859 KY VA VA
     Rachel Dovie Wife 40 Feb 1860 MO MO MO
     Lee R.   Son 17 Jun 1883 MO KY MO
     Charles L. Son 15 Feb 1885 MO KY MO
     John T.   Son 13 May 1887 MO KY MO
     Walter H. Son   9 Jan 1891 MO KY MO
     Warner W.   Son   4 Jun 1895 MO KY MO
      Edney M. Dau   2 Aug 1897 MO KY MO

 
1910 Benton County MO                10 May 1910                   Fristoe Township

JAMES, Paul Head 59 1851 KY WV MD
          Rachel Wife 51? 1859? KY TN TN
          Warner Son 14 1896 MO KY KY
          Edna Dau 12 1898 MO KY KY
          Noah Son   8 1902 MO KY KY
          Paul Son 6/12 1909 MO KY KY

 
1920 Nowata CO OK   23 January 1920            Lowery Precinct   Hickory Township 

JAMES, Paul Head 61 1859 WV MD VA
         Rachel D.  Wife 41 1879 KY TN TN
         Noah M. Son 17 1903 MO WV KY
         Paul H. Son 10 1910 MO WV KY

 
1930 Nowata CO OK               18 April 1930         Hickory Township                    Wann

JAMES, Paul Head 71 1859 USA USA USA
        Rachael Wife 54 1876 KY USA USA
        Paul  Son 20 1910 MO USA KY

Paul James died July 25, 1936. Rachel Dovey Scalf James died June 18, 1951. Rachel is buried beside her first husband, Paul James, in the Robbins Cemetery in Coffeyville (Montgomery) Kansas.
(Courtesy of Bea James King)

                                  

 EDNEY MAUDE JAMES
 
Daughter of
 Rachel Dovey Scalf and Paul James
Edney Maude<Rachel Dovey<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Edney Maude James was born August 1897 in Dell Delight (Benton) Missouri and died October 25, 1958 in Coffeyville (Montgomery) Kansas. Edney married James Barber. I have no other information on the dates. He died February 1978 in Coffeyville (Montgomery) Kansas. James and Edney had seven children.  (Courtesy of Bea James King)

 Children of Edney Maude James and James Barber:

     1) Avis Barber born 3 January 1915 in Billings, Montana and married 1) __Waisner.  2) __Aldrich.
     2)
 Lillian May Barber born 20 September 1919 married Russell Cornett.
     3)
 Virginia Lucile Barber born 6 August 1924 and died 30 December 1977 in Coffeyville (Montgomery) Kansas.   She married Jack L. Steele. He died Coffeyville, Kansas.
     4)
 Clifton Barber born before 1933 and died about 1934.
     5)
 Rachael Alberta Barber born before 1933, married 1) ___Baker.  2) Charles Marks.
     6)
 James Barber Jr. born July 3, 1934.
     7)
 Edney Maude Barber born 1941.

 JAMES BARBER, Jr.
Son of
James Barber and Edney Maude James
James<Edney Maude<Rachel Dovey<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


James Barber Jr. was born July 3, 1934. He married Karen Sue Ferguson. (Courtesy of Bea James King)

 

EDNEY MAUDE BARBER
Daughter of
James Barber and Edney Maude James
Edney Maude Barber<Edney Maude James<Rachel Dovey Scalf<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Edney Maude Barber was born 1941 and married ____Banzet.  (Courtesy of Bea James King)

 

NOAH MORGAN JAMES
Son of
Rachel Dovey Scalf and Paul James
Noah<Rachel Dovey<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Noah Morgan James was born 26 February 1902 in Dell Delight (Benton) Missouri and died 21 December 1946 in El Rio (Ventura) California. He married 1) Eula Mae Shufeldt about 1927 in Oklahoma. He married 2) Nellie Mae Dow.  (Courtesy of Bea James King)

Child of James and Eula Shufeldt:

1) Randolph James 18 March 1928 in Lenapah (Nowata) Oklahoma.

 

RANDOLPH JAMES
Son of
Noah Morgan James and Eula Shufeldt
Randolph<Noah<Rachel Dovey<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

Randolph James was born March 18, 1928 in Lenapah (Nowata) Oklahoma. He married 1) Wilma Jo Taff August 7, 1950 in Oklahoma. She died 1972 in Oklahoma. He married 2) Connie Still September 1972 in Oklahoma.  (Courtesy of Bea James King)

Children of Randolph James and Wilma Taff:

     1) Sam James
     2)
 Billie James
     3)
 Betty James married Robert Scott September 3, 1966.  Betty is a Registered Nurse and is attending college for her degree in Hospital Administration.

  

PAUL HERMAN JAMES
Son of
Rachel Dovey Scalf and Paul James
Paul Herman<Rachel Dovey<David C.<Ira<John Sr.<Lewis Scalf

  

Paul Herman James was born October 27, 1909 in Dell Delight (Warsaw) Missouri and died October 26, 1962 in Tyro (Montgomery) Kansas of acute coronary. He married Emma Mae Durst January 3, 1934 in Independence (Montgomery) Kansas, daughter of Henry Durst and Hattie Koons. Emma was born March 22, 1908 in Lenapah (Nowata) Oklahoma (Indian Territory at that time) and died July 18, 1974 in Coffeyville (Montgomery) Kansas. (Courtesy of Bea James King)

 Children of Paul Herman James and Emma Mae Durst:

     1) Beulah (Bea) James born 22 October 1934 in Wann (Washington) Oklahoma. 
     2)
 Stanley Paul James Sr. born 16 February 1937 in Wann (Washington) Oklahoma.

  

BEAULAH (BEA) JAMES
Daughter of
Paul Herman James and Emma Mae Durst
Beaulah<Paul Herman<Rachel Dovey<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

  

Bea James was born October 22, 1934 in Wann (Washington Co) Oklahoma. Bea married Leo George King August 28, 1975 in Iola (Allen) Kansas.  Leo was the son of Godfrey King and Agatha Bruggeman. Leo was born April 14, 1929 in Piqua (Woodson) Kansas. Leo was married to Doris ___ and they divorced May 5, 1969 in Iola, Kansas. Leo and Bea were married in 1975 and Leo adopted Michael Charles Mauk in July of 1976. 

 Bea lost her husband in 2003 and is recovering from a bout with cancer herself. Bea so kindly submitted the information from her research on the line of Rachel Dovey Scalf. Bea is also a wonderful lady and we wish her the very best with her recovery. 

 Child of Leo George King and Bea James King:

     1) Michael Charles (Mauk) King born July 17, 1964 in Houston, Texas and married 1) Tina Marie Courtney born December 28, 1969 in Houston, Texas.  2) Barbara Sue Tyson January 16, 1986
         in Iola, Kansas. Barbara was born October 19, 1968 in Kansas. Michael and Barbara divorced in 1995 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  

STANLEY PAUL JAMES
Son of
Paul Herman James and Emma Mae Durst
Stanley Paul<Paul Herman<Rachel Dovey<David C<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

  

Stanley Paul James was born February 16, 1937 in Wann (Washington) Oklahoma. Stanley married Peggy Earlene Groff August 23, 1956 in Dearing (Montgomery) Oklahoma.  Peggy is the daughter of Andy Groff and Marian Hawk. She was born September 14, 1939 in Wann, Oklahoma.  (Courtesy of Bea James King)

Children of Stanley and Peggy Groff James:

     1) Lisa Michelle James born July 21, 1961 in Coffeyville, Kansas married Mark Bastian May 23, 1981 in Tyro (Montgomery) Kansas. Mark was born September 14, 1960 in Montana.
     2)
 Stanley Paul James Jr. was born August 20, 1952 in Coffeyville (Montgomery) Kansas and married Debra Ann Gillman, September 10, 1983 in Tyro, Kansas. She was born October 3, 1963.
     3)
 Timothy Wayne James was born June 2, 1965 in Coffeyville, Kansas and married Terri Lea Lewis December 6, 1985 in Miami, Oklahoma. She was born October 15, 1968.
     4)
 Jeffery Heath James was born May 26, 1971 in Coffeyville, Kansas and married Eva Standridge born July 26, 1969.
     5)
 Nicholas Anthony James was born October 24, 1979 in Coffeyville, Kansas.

End line of Rachel Dovey Scalf  (Courtesy of Bea James King)

Information on two of the children of David C. Scalf and Nancy Jane Smith could not be confirmed. These children were David and Elizabeth who married a Hoagland. These children are listed in Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry P. Scalf, Chapter IX.

 

 GREENBERRY SCALF
Son of
Ira Scalf/Rosanna Gibson
Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Greenberry Scalf was born about 1839, in either Russell County, Virginia, Kentucky or Hawkins County, Tennessee. His family was living in Hawkins County by 1840 so it is possible they might have been there when Greenberry was born.  Greenberry was the son of Ira Scalf and his first wife, Rosanna Gibson. Rosanna had died before 1860 and Ira remarried to Nancy Killion McVey.

It appears that something might have caused the family unit to dissolve by 1860. It might have been due to Ira’s second marriage or for some other reason; however, Greenberry was found in the home of Ransom Stuart in Clay County, Kentucky in 1860. The relationship (if any) to this family is not known at this time but it is possible this was part of Rosanna’s family since children often went to live with aunts and uncles following the death of a parent. 

Greenberry has been found listed as Greenberry and Green B. on the census records. Greenberry married Sarah Ann (aka Sallie) Johnson 1860 –1863. Their first child was born about 1863. Scalf Family History states they married December 26, 1861 in Laurel County, Kentucky. (Scalf Family History, pg. 140)

It is stated in the Scalf Family History that Sarah was of Cherokee descent through her mother, Mary Traugerson, of North Carolina. It should be noted that at least one line of the Johnson family were also of Cherokee descent.

Greenberry and Sarah raised their children in Lily (Laurel) Kentucky.  By 1900, Greenberry and Sarah were found in the home of their son, John R. Scalf in Campbell County, Tennessee. It is not absolutely clear that this is Greenberry, son of Ira; however, there does not appear to be another Greenberry with a wife named Sarah or Sallie. It is the opinion of the author that the family in Campbell County, Tennessee is the family of John R. Scalf along with his father Greenberry living in the home.

Scalf Family History, page 141 states that Greenberry married a second time to Julie Bellitia in Laurel County, Kentucky, November 28, 1901.  This places the death of Sarah between June 1900 and November of 1901. It is also stated that Greenberry and Sarah sold their land August 31, 1891 in Laurel County, Kentucky to T. Murrell, which then narrows the death date of Sarah as August 1901 – November 1901.

Greenberry and his second wife, Julie Belittia was not found on the 1910, 1920 or 1930 census and it is unknown when either of them died.  Elmer Scalf states they were residents of Lily, Kentucky at the time of their marriage.

Greenberry Scalf married Julie Bellittia on 28 Nov 1901 in Laurel Co KY. (Marriage Certificate)    (Link to marriage certificate)


1860 Clay County KY                  26 July 1860                Manchester

STUART, Ransom H. 33 1827 KY
             Mary J. 33 1827 TN
             James H. 18 1842 KY
             Elzart   8 1852 KY
             Sarah E.   6 1854 KY
             Mary J.   4 1856 KY
             Oria    2 1858 KY
Hubbard, Joseph 17 1843 KY
SCALF, Greenberry 21 1839 TN

Greenberry was then found on the 1861 tax list of Clay County, Kentucky. Greenberry paid tax on 100 acres at Buzzard Creek and was enrolled in the Militia.

1861 Clay County, KY Tax List

Berry Scalf
1 white male over 21 years of age
Land --- 100 acres
Value of land $50
Watercourse – Buzzard Creek
Enrolled in militia --- 1

It appears that Greenberry and Sallie Johnson married around 1861 by estimation of the birth of their first child on the 1870 census of Laurel County, Kentucky.

1870 Laurel County KY                  24 January 1870            London

SCALF, Green B. 29 1841 TN Married 12/26/1861
             Sallie A.  29 1841 KY Parents: Gray Johnson/Mary Traugerson
             Martha   7 1863 KY  
             George   5 1865 KY  
             Andy J.   3 1867 KY  
             Mary A.   2 1868 KY  
             Tinsey P. 6/12 1869 KY  

 Greenberry was found on the 1875 Knox County, Kentucky tax list living near Thomas Scalf

1875 Knox County, KY Tax List

Berry Scalf
1 w
hite male over 21 years of age
Number of election precinct in which situation --- 7
Name of nearest resident --- Thomas Scalf

Greenberry and Sarah “Sallie” were last found in their own home on the 1880 census of Laurel County, Kentucky. They were then living with their son John Robert Scalf in Campbell County, Tennessee in 1900. Greenberry has not been found after the 1900 census.

1880 Laurel CO KY            1-2 June 1880                 District #55

SCALF, Greenbury Head 40 1840 TN TN TN
(Johnson)Sarah Wife 39 1841 KY NC NC
               George Son 16 1864 KY TN KY
               Andrew J. Son 14 1866 KY TN KY
               Mary A. Dau 12 1868 KY TN KY
               Frances Dau 10 1870 KY TN KY
               Margaret W. Dau   8 1872 KY TN KY
               John Son   6 1874 KY TN KY
               Catherine Dau   4 1876 KY TN KY
               Sarah Dau 4/12 1880 KY TN KY

 
1900 Campbell CO TN            9 June  1900            District #13

SCALF, John Head 26 1874 KY KY KY
            Marry Wife 21 1879 KY KY KY
            Annie Dau 9/12 1899 TN KY KY
SCALF, Green B. Boarder 50 1850 TN TN TN
      "      Sarrah Boarder 52 1848 TN TN TN
AYERS, George Boarder 28 1872 TN TN TN
McGhee, James Boarder 30 1870 TN TN TN

 

GEORGE SCALF
Son of
Greenberry Scalf/Sally Johnson
George<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

George Scalf was born about 1864 or 1865 according to the 1870 and 1880 Laurel County, Kentucky census. George married Catherine ___ (maiden name unknown). Very little is known of this family. Elmer D. Scalf lists the family of George and Catherine on page 142 of the Scalf Family History. They are listed below as taken from the book.

     1)   Susan Scalf – born 1883.
     2)
  William E. Scalf – born 1888.
     3)
   Carleen Scalf – born 1890
     4)
   Martha Scalf – born 1894
     5)
   Sherman Scalf – born 1896 – died 1966. WWII Veteran.
     6)
   Berry Scalf – born 1899

No other information is known of this family at this time.


ANDREW SCALF
Son of
Greenberry Scalf/Sally Johnson
Andrew<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
  

Andrew J. Scalf, son of Greenberry Scalf and Sarah (Sally) Johnson was born about 1866 – 1868 and died November 17, 1931. His wife was listed as Mary in his obituary.

Many thanks are extended to Tahmarrah (her surname not listed) for pointing out the discrepancies in the prior writings and for her help in setting the records straight. We are still not absolutely certain that this is the correct Andrew J. Scalf who married Aggie J. North but it is possible that Andrew was married twice. For this reason, this Andrew has been included here as the son of Greenberry Scalf.

In the writings of Elmer Scalf, page 141 – 142, it is stated that Andrew married Aggie J. North August 31, 1890 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Elmer lists one daughter as Martha E. Scalf – born 1894 – who married Paris Shotwell. Please note that Elmer has this family confused with another Martha Scalf from the line of Peter Scalf.

With the help of a descendent (Tahmarrah) we hope to set the records straight. Below is a transcript of this work.

Correction to Scalf Family History and "Chronicles of the Scalf Family" from the Bulletin Board at Scalf Family Website:

“Chapter VI of "Scalf Family History” by Elmer D. Scalf states that Andrew J. Scalf (son of Greenberry Scalf and Sallie Ann Johnson) married Aggie J. North.  The marriage date is recorded in Laurel County, KY.  This is correct but is this the same Andrew J. Scalf who was the son of Greenberry Scalf?”

Elmer Scalf states the following on page 142 of Scalf Family History:

Children of Andrew J. Scalf and Aggie J. North

 Martha E. Scalf (B. 1894 -) married Parris Shotwell

Children of Parris Shotwell and Martha E. Scalf

 
Raymond Shotwell
 Mary F. Scalf (B. 1896-) m. P.M. Lanham (1-16-1916 Laurel Co. Ky)
 George Scalf
 Ester Scalf
 Katie Scalf

The children of Parris Shotwell and Martha E. Scalf appear to be the children of Andrew and Aggie with the exception of Raymond.  Martha E. Scalf was born 1894 according to Elmer, however, her first daughter, Mary F. was born 1896 according to Elmer and as pointed out by Tahmarrah, we believe this is an error.  Martha (the mother) would have only been two years old in 1896 if she was born 1894 and therefore, Mary F. could not have been her daughter.

Henry Scalf lists the family in this manner:

“CHAPTER IX REV. IRA AND ROSEANN GIBSON SCALF

“Andrew J. Scalf married Aggie, her maiden name not known. They were the parents of seven daughters and a son George who was drowned in the Ohio River at Evansville, Indiana, at age 10 or 12 years. Names of four of the daughters were Martha, Mary, Ester, and Katie. The other daughters died young, Andrew J. ("Andy") was twice married but he had no children by the last marriage. He died in Indiana.”  (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

The names of the children can be verified on the 1910 Daviess County, Kentucky census with the exception of George. (Author’s note)

Henry Scalf had not found the marriage of Andrew and Aggie at the time of his writings; therefore, he did not know the last name of Aggie.  Henry states they were the parents of seven daughters and one son with the son (George) drowning in the Ohio River at Evansville, Indiana.  He then names four daughters stating the others died young.

From further research and help from Tahmarrah, the following information was compiled: 

1900  Whitley CO KY               18 June 1900                 Black Oak Precinct
 

SCALF, Andrew J. Head 34 Sep 1865 KY TN NC    
(North), Aggie J. Wife 26 May 1874 KY KY KY     
             Martha E. Dau   6 Oct 1893 KY KY KY
             Mary F. Dau   4 Sep 1895 KY KY KY

Andrew and Aggie were listed as being married for 12 years and had three children with only two living calculating a marriage date of 1888.

From the 1910 Daviess Co. KY census:

SCALF, Andrew Head 44 (1866) KY KY KY
             Aggie Wife 30 (1880) KY KY KY    
             Martha Dau 15 (1895) KY KY KY
             Mary Dau 14 (1896) KY KY KY
             William Son 12 (1898) KY KY KY
              Eater  Dau   5 (1905) KY KY KY

Andrew and Aggie were listed as being married 20 years with 7 children and only 4 living calculating a marriage date of 1890.

As can be seen, the census births vary as well as the marriage calculation.  The author has calculated births from the 1910 census.

Aggie Jane (North) Scalf died at 1 a.m. on March 4, 1913 at Uniontown, Kentucky from pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 34. She was the daughter of Elijah North (mother unknown). Aggie was born in Leslie County, Kentucky in 1879 (Calculated birth). A. J. Scalf was the informant for her death certificate. (Death Certificate – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf (Link to Death Certificate)

From the records of Tahmarrah:

Obituary card for Andrew J. Scalf:  Scalf, Andrew J.  63 y/o d. 11-17-31; 111 Fulton Ave.  Died at home (injuries suffered 10 yrs. ago from falling and coal striking him).  Wife: Mary. 

Daus:  Mrs. Deal McDaniel...(#1 from above, Martha Scalf Payne-McDaniel).

Mrs. Edwin Patterson 

Mrs. Robert Cox

Mrs. Berg Belcher

Bros:  Charles of Newburgh and John of Kentucky.  (Greenberry had sons, Charles and John) (Note from the author: Greenberry had sons Charles and John which correlate with this)

Obit card for McDaniel, Mrs. Martha: 70, d. 1-6-63; 2315 N 6th Ave. died @ St. Mary's Hosp.  Hus: Deal, died many years ago.

Son:  Claude Payne, address unknown.... (My grandfather, Charles Claude Payne). (Tahmarrah’s note)

Dau:  Mrs. Myrtle Faught, Owensboro, KY.

2 sis:  Mrs. Katherine Cox and Mrs. Esther Schuler both of Evansville, IN.

Obit card for McDaniel, Deal; 77, d. 11-28-51; 1402 Catherine St.  Wife: Martha ...(my grandmother, Martha Scalf Payne McDaniel).

Obit card for Patterson, Mrs. Mary Francis; 61; d. 10-2-57; 1231 N. Fifth St.  Sis:  Katherine Cox, Detroit.  Mrs. Martha McDaniel, Mrs. Esther Shuler of Evansville ...(handwritten, husb:  Ed, died last March).

Obit card for Cox, Mrs. Katherine; 66; d. 9-6-67; 1231 N. 5th Ave.  Sis:  Mrs. Wm. M. Schuler, Evansville.

Obit Card for Schuler, Mrs. Esther; 70; d. 10-27-74.

Email message concerning this family from Tahmarrah, as quoted by her grandmother:

"Your grandfather, Charles Claude Payne, was a WWII Vet, born to Charlie Payne and Martha Scalf 10 Aug 1919 in Herrin, IL.  I believe both of them was born in Kentucky, somewhere around Owensboro.  He had a brother who I believe was named Woodrow, not sure if he ever married, but if I remember correctly he was killed in a street/knife fight in the 50's, either way, he also had a sister named Myrtle that married Attrice Faught.  I don't recall that Attrice and Myrtle ever had any kids, but they both worked at KenRad.  The last I ever heard about Myrtle was that she was in Rosedale nursing home in Owensboro in the early 1980s.  I remember he had family in Indiana.  Mary Francis Patterson, I think, was the one in Evansville, IN, but he also had an Aunt Katherine Cox, who was in Illinois at one time, I don't know if Charles and Martha divorced or if he died, but by the time your grandfather and I married in 1940, she was married to Deal McDaniel...." (Courtesy of Tahmarrah, written by her grandmother)

According to the above census records, Andrew and Aggy had seven children with only four living by 1910.  These were Martha, Mary, William and Esther.  A George is not mentioned but William might have been George William or there were children born after 1910.  If so, they had more than seven children. It is also possible that George was an older child and did die young in a drowning.

According to Tahmarrah's grandmother, Charlie Payne (first husband of Martha) was thought to have had a brother Woodrow and sister Myrtle, so there were at least three Payne children by this marriage.  Martha then married Deal McDaniel.

In conclusion, Henry Scalf was correct with most of his information. Mary, Esther and Katie were the daughters of Andrew and Aggie. There was also a son William who might have possibly been George William.

Mary was Mrs. Edwin (Mary Frances Scalf) Patterson.  Kate was Mrs. Robert (Katherine Scalf) Cox. Charles and John were brothers of Andrew J. Scalf and this is verified by the census records. 

We cannot say for certain at this time if Andrew J. Scalf who married Aggie J. North was the same Andrew J. Scalf whose wife was listed as Mary in his obituary. What we do know for certain is that one Andrew J. Scalf was the father of Martha E. Scalf who married 1) Charlie Payne - 2) Deal McDaniel.

By 1930, Andrew is living with his daughter, Mary, in Wayne County, Michigan. Mary is listed as head of house and was a widow at this time. It is unknown who Mary married before she married Mr. Patterson.
 

1900  Whitley CO KY               18 June 1900                 Black Oak Precinct
 

SCALF, Andrew J. Head 34 Sep 1865 KY TN NC            Married 12 years
(North), Aggie J. Wife 26 May 1874 KY KY KY            Married 12 years              3 children born, 2 living
             Martha E. Dau   6 Oct 1893 KY KY KY
             Mary F. Dau   4 Sep 1895 KY KY KY

 
1910 Daviess CO KY                   22 March 1910               District #2

SCALF, Andrew Head 40 1870 KY KY KY
             Aggie Wife 30 1880 KY KY KY     
             Martha Dau 15 1895 KY KY KY
             Mary Dau 14 1896 KY KY KY
             William Son 12 1898 KY KY KY
              Eater  Dau   5 1905 KY KY KY

Andrew is then found in 1920 with a second wife Mary. Although we cannot be certain, it appears that the two children in the home were likely stepchildren even though they are listed under the Scalf name. Note that Edward was born 1908 and Hellen was born 1909. If the ages are correct, these children should have been children of Andrew and Aggie but were not in the home in 1910. Therefore, we believe they were children of Mary before her marriage to Andrew.


1920 Daviess CO KY                   9 January 1920                District #2

SCALF, Andy Head 63 1857 KY KY USA
              Mary Wife 46 1874 KY USA USA
              Edward Son 12 1908 KY KY KY
              Hellen Dau 11 1909 KY KY KY

Andrew was living in the home of Mary Scalf (his daughter) in 1930 in Wayne County, Michigan. Andrew died the following year.

1930 Wayne CO MI            7 March 1930            Precinct #7            Detroit

SCALF, Mary Head 34 1896 KY KY KY Widow
       Andrew J. Father 71 1859 KY TN SC Widower

Note that Andrew was living with his daughter Mary at the enumeration of the 1930 census in Wayne County, Michigan. Andrew died November 17, 1931. His obituary states his wife as Mary. This information suggests that Andrew and his second wife Mary might have been separated at the time of his death in 1931. Andrew’s daughter Mary was also listed on the 1930 census as a widow.

 

MARTHA SCALF
Daughter of
Andrew J. Scalf & Aggie J. North
Martha< Andrew<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  


Martha Scalf, daughter of Andrew J. Scalf and Aggie J. North was born about 1893 and died January 6, 1963 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Illinois. Martha married first to Charles Claude Payne and had at least two children; Myrtle and Claude and possibly one more named Woodrow. After the death of Charles Payne, Martha married Deal McDaniel who died November 28, 1951.  We do not know of any children from this marriage at this time.

Martha and her first husband, Charlie Payne were found on the 1920 Williamson County, Illinois census in Herron Township with their daughter Myrtle Payne and son Claude Payne.

It appears that Martha married very young if the 1920 census is correct on the age of her first child Myrtle. Myrtle was born about 1908 and Martha would have been about 15 when Myrtle was born so she likely had married at the age of 14 or 15 years old and probably around 1907. There is around five years age difference between Myrtle and Claude and there could have been other children. Tahmarrah’s grandmother thought she remembered Claude having a brother named Woodrow who was killed in a street fight sometime in the 1950’s.


1920 Williamson CO IL            7 January 1920            Herrin Township

PAYNE, Charley Head 45 1875 KY TN TN
            Martha Wife 27 1893 KY KY KY
            Myrth    Dau   6 1914 KY KY KY
            Claud Son 6/12 1919 IL KY KY

  

MARY FRANCES SCALF
Daughter of
Andrew J. Scalf & Aggie J. North
MaryAndrew<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Mary Scalf, daughter of Andrew J. Scalf and Aggie J. North, was born September, 1895. Mary died October 1957.  Her full name was Mary Frances Scalf.  While living in Daviess County, KY, Mary was married to George Claxton, and they had at least two children. She is listed as divorced on the 1930 census of Wayne County, Michigan, and her father, Andrew J. Scalf, is in the home on this census.  Later, Mary was married to Edwin Patterson at the time of her death.

Children of George Claxton and Mary Scalf:

     1) Ida M. Claxton - born August 15, 1912 in Daviess County, KY.
     2) Ethel M. Claxton - born January 13, 1914 in Daviess County, KY and died December 27, 1914 in Daviess County, KY. (Link to death certificate)

 

1930 Wayne CO MI                        7 March 1930               Precinct #7            Detroit
 

SCALF, Mary Head 34 1896 KY KY KY Divorced
       Andrew J. Father 71 1859 KY TN SC Widower



ESTHER SCALF
Daughter of
Andrew J. Scalf and (Aggie J. North?) (Mary?)
Esther<Andrew<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Esther Scalf was born about 1904 and died October 27, 1974. Esther married William H. Shuler and had been married for forty years at the time of her death. No other information is known of this family.

 

KATHERINE (KATIE) SCALF
Daughter of
Andrew J. Scalf and (Aggie J. North?) (Mary?)
Katherine<Andrew<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 
Katherine Scalf was born about 1901 according to her obituary but was probably born after 1904 since her sister Esther was born around 1904. Katherine could have been born 1910 or after for she was not listed with the family on the 1910 census. Katherine died September 6, 1967. Katherine married Robert Cox.  No further information is known of this family.

 

MARY A. SCALF
Daughter of
Greenberry Scalf and Sarah (Sallie) Johnson
Mary A<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 
Mary Scalf, daughter of Greenberry Scalf and Sarah (Sallie) Johnson was born about 1868 and died 1894. Nothing more is known of Mary.

 

FRANCES SCALF
Daughter of
Greenberry Scalf Sarah Ann Johnson
Frances<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  


Frances Scalf was born about 1870.  Her death date is unknown. Frances married M. T. Gatliff 1887 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  (Scalf Family History, Pg. 141

Nothing is known of this family. However, review of the 1870 and 1880 Laurel County, Kentucky census suggests that it is very possible that Frances and Tinsey are the same person. On the 1870 census in the home of Greenberry, Tinsey’s birth is estimated at 1869. On the 1880 census in Greenberry’s home, Frances’ birth date is estimated at 1870. Both were born after Mary A. Therefore, it is the opinion of the author that Tinsey P. was actually Tinsey F. and was the same person as Frances.

Scalf Family History states that Frances married M. T. Gatliff and Tinsey married Thomas Miracle. However, Frances appears to be the wife of Henry North on the 1900 Whitley County, Kentucky census. Chronicles of the Scalf Family also lists that Frances Scalf married Henry North.

Mollie Hearst is in the home and listed as a sister-in-law to Henry North.  Mollie was the daughter of Greenberry and Sallie Ann Johnson Scalf. Mollie married Brown Hurst. Mollie and Frances were sisters. Mollie’s daughter Flora was also in the home.


1870 Laurel County KY                  24 January 1870            London

SCALF, Green B. 29 1841 TN Married 12/26/1861
             Sallie A.  29 1841 KY Parents: Gray Johnson/Mary Traugerson
             Martha   7 1863 KY  
             George   5 1865 KY  
             Andy J.   3 1867 KY  
             Mary A.   2 1868 KY  
             Tinsey P. 6/12 1869 KY (Tinsey Francis?)


1880 Laurel CO KY            1-2 June 1880                 District #55

SCALF, Greenbury Head 40 1840 TN TN TN
(Johnson)Sarah Wife 39 1841 KY NC NC
               George Son 16 1864 KY TN KY
               Andrew J. Son 14 1866 KY TN KY
               Mary A. Dau 12 1868 KY TN KY
               Frances Dau 10 1870 KY TN KY
               Margaret W. Dau   8 1872 KY TN KY
               John Son   6 1874 KY TN KY
               Catherine Dau   4 1876 KY TN KY
               Sarah Dau 4/12 1880 KY TN KY

 

 

1900 Whitley Co KY             18 June 1900                   Black Oak Precinct
 

NORTH, Henry Head 35 May 1865 KY KY KY  
(Scalf), Frances    Wife 31 Jan 1869 KY KY KY 5 children born, 3 living
            John Son   5 Oct 1894 KY KY KY  
            Willie Son   4 Apr 1896 KY KY KY  
            Jerry  Son   1 Jul 1898 TN KY KY  
HEARST, Mollie Sister in law 32 Apr 1868 KY KY KY 1 child born, 1 living
                 Flora Niece   8 May 1892 KY TN KY  

 

MARGARET SCALF
Daughter of
Greenberry Scalf and Sarah (Sallie) Johnson
Margaret<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Margaret Scalf, daughter of Greenberry Scalf and Sarah (Sallie) Johnson, was born March 23, 1870 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  She married Calvin Gosnell 1888 in Laurel County, Kentucky. Later, Margaret married John Thompson, and they lived in Knox County, Tennessee. Margaret died from Bright's disease on August 26, 1936. (Link to death certificate)

 

 LILLIAN THOMPSON
Daughter of
John Thompson and Margaret Scalf
Lillian>Margaret<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Lillian Thompson, the daughter of John Thompson and Margaret Scalf, was born in Laurel County, Kentucky on May 28, 1901. Lillian married Louis A. Baldwin and they lived in Knoxville, Tennessee. Lillian Thompson Baldwin died June 30, 1944 from a heart attack. (Link to death certificate)

 

JOHN ROBERT SCALF
Son of
Greenberry Scalf/Sally Johnson
John R<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Writings by Elmer D. Scalf for the John Robert Scalf family from Scalf Family History can be found on page 140-142)

Writings by Henry P. Scalf “Chronicles of the Scalf Family” concerning this family can be found in Chapter IX Rev. Ira and Rosannah Gibson Scalf. 
 

John Robert Scalf, son of Greenberry Scalf and Sarah (Sally) Johnson was born about 1874 in Kentucky and died 1947 according to Scalf Family History. He married Mary E (Eunice) Cook.

“John Robert Scalf was born April 7, 1874, in Laurel County, Kentucky, and grew to manhood there. He married Mary Eunice Cook, September 10, 1898, at Huntsville, Scott County, Tennessee. He died October 8, 1947, of cancer, at Livermore, McLean County, Kentucky. Death came at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Flora Davis. He is buried at Livermore. Mrs. Mary Eunice Cook Scalf, born in 1878, survived her husband until March 25, 1958. She died at the home of Mrs. Nora Campbell, a daughter.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter IX)

Children of John Robert Scalf and Mary Eunice Cook from Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

1. Annie Belle Scalf, born September 10, 1899. Died at the age of 13 months.

2. Albert Lonzo Scalf, born October 10, 1901, died November 10, 1901.

3. Nora Frances Scalf, born Nov. 11, 1902, married James Campbell. He was a veteran of World War I. He died in 1956. They had two sons and two daughters. Mrs. Campbell was surviving in 1967 and residing alone on her farm at Lewisport.

4. Emory Green Scalf, born December 8, 1905, married first Eva Howard. They were parents of a son, Albert A., died age seven, and a daughter, Virginia Lee, married G.J. Hedrick, had two children. Emory Green married second Ruby M. Cardwell. They are parents of Cecil Ray, died infant; Harold Roger, born Sept. 28, 1944; Alice Faye, born June 19, 1946; Helen Marie, born June 18, 1950; Cathie Ann, born Oct. 28, 1954; Reda Mae, born March 6, 1956; and Bonita Sue, born March 15, 1962. Emory Scalf and family reside at Morgantown, Kentucky.

5. Cora Lee Scalf, born July 16, 1908, died August 13, 1910.

6. Flora Mae Scalf, born January 9, 1912, married John Davis. They reside (1967) at Livermore. Of 12 children, six survive.

7. Charles Andrew Scalf, born July 1, 1915, died December 16, 1953. He never married. A veteran of World War II, he came home an invalid and died in a Veterans Administration hospital.

8. Ora Fern Scalf, born May 31, 1918, married Estel Burden. They reside (1967) at Centertown, Kentucky, and are parents of two sons and three daughters.

9. John Arthur Scalf, born December 11, 1921, married Pearl Farris. They reside at Island, McLean County, Kentucky, and are parents of three sons and a daughter. One son, Willie Lee Scalf, resides at Owensboro, Kentucky.

John Robert Scalf and family were found on the 1900 census of Campbell County, Tennessee.

It is difficult to determine where John Robert might have been during the 20-year span between the 1880 and 1900 census and may have still been in his father’s home. He would have been around 20 years old in 1894.The 1900 Campbell County, Tennessee census reveals that John and Mary might have married 1895 – 1898.  Their daughter Annie was born about 1899. Annie may or may not have been their first child. Elmer states that Annie (Annabelle) died 1900. (Scalf Family History, pg. 141)

Elmer Scalf also lists nine children for John Robert Scalf and Mary E. Cook. However, only seven were found on the census records. According to prior writings, the first two children had died.  Cora is listed on the 1910 census but is gone from the 1920 census, which correlates with the statement that she died 1910.


1900 Campbell CO TN            9 June  1900            District #13

SCALF, John Head 26 1874 KY KY KY
            Marry Wife 21 1879 KY KY KY
            Annie Dau 9/12 1899 TN KY KY
SCALF, Green B. Boarder 50 1850 TN TN TN
      "      Sarrah Boarder 52 1848 TN TN TN
AYERS, George Boarder 28 1872 TN TN TN
McGhee, James Boarder 30 1870 TN TN TN


1910 Butler CO KY            28 March 1910            District #4 – Horse Mill Precinct

 

SCALF, John R. Head 38 1872 KY TN KY
              Mary E. Wife 31 1879 MI MI MI
              Nora F. Dau   7 1903 AR KY MI
              Emory G. Son   4 1906 KY KY MI
              Cory L. Dau 1 4/12 1908 KY KY MI


1920 Daviess CO KY            19 January 1920            District #7

SCALF, Robert J. Head 47 1873 KY TN KY
            Mary E. Wife 42 1878 MI MI MI
            Nora F.  Dau 17 1903 AR KY MI
            Emory G. Son 14 1906 KY KY MI
            Flora M. Dau   8 1912 KY KY MI
            Chas A.  Son   4 1916 KY KY MI
            Ora F. Dau 1 4/12 1918 KY KY MI


1930 McLean CO KY            2 March 1930            District #6 – Island Town

BROWN, Charley H. Head 62 1868 KY KY KY
                Georgie C.  Wife 67 1863 KY KY KY
SCALF, John R. Roomer 57 1873 KY TN KY          Widower
              John Roomer   8 1922 KY KY MI

John Scalf and Enuice Scalf appear to be separated or divorced in 1930 even though John Scalf is listed as a widower.


1930 McLean CO KY            5 April 1930                    Livermore  

SCALF, Emert Head 24 1906 KY KY MI Married @ 24
          Eva Wife 16 1914 KY KY KY Married @ 16
          Eunice Mother 50 1880 MI MI MI  
          Ora Fern Sister 11 1919 KY KY MI  


In the 1940 census, John R. Scalf and his wife, Mary Eunice, continue to live apart. He is living alone in McLean County, Kentucky, and she has moved into the home of her sister in Prince George County, Virginia.

1940 McLean CO KY                        24 April 1940                            District 6

SCALF, John R. Head 70 1870 KY                 Widower


1940 Prince George CO VA                        17 May 1940                        Woodlawn

JERUE, Phillip C. Head 42 1898 TN
        Linda Wife 41 1899 VA
        Tommy  Son 12 1928 VA
        Elden Son   2 1938 VA
        Phillip H. Father 72 1868 IA
SCALF, Eunice Sister 60 1880 MI


 

NORA FRANCES SCALF
Daughter of
John Robert Scalf and Mary Eunice Cook
Nora<John Robert<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Nora Frances Scalf, first child of John R. Scalf and Mary E. Cook was born about 1903 and married James Campbell.

From Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

3. Nora Frances Scalf, born Nov. 11, 1902, married James Campbell. He was a veteran of World War I. He died in 1956. They had two sons and two daughters. Mrs. Campbell was surviving in 1967 and residing alone on her farm at Lewisport.


EMORY GREEN SCALF
Son of
John Robert Scalf and Mary Eunice Cook
Emory G<John Robert<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Emory G. Scalf was born 1905 and died about 1992. Emory married 1) Eva Howard.  2) Ruby Cardwell.  We are indebted to Elizabeth Brown, a descendent of this line for her help in placing these family members.

From Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

Emory Green Scalf, born December 8, 1905, married first Eva Howard. They were parents of a son, Albert A., died age seven, and a daughter, Virginia Lee, married G.J. Hedrick, had two children. Emory Green married second Ruby M. Cardwell. They are parents of Cecil Ray, died infant; Harold Roger, born Sept. 28, 1944; Alice Faye, born June 19, 1946; Helen Marie, born June 18, 1950; Cathie Ann, born Oct. 28, 1954; Reda Mae, born March 6, 1956; and Bonita Sue, born March 15, 1962. Emory Scalf and family reside at Morgantown, Kentucky.

From Elizabeth Brown:

Children of Emory Scalf and Eva Howard:

     1) Albert Scalf
     2)
 Virginia Lee Scalf.

Children of Emory Scalf and Ruby Cardwell:

     1) Harold Roger Scalf – born 1944 – married Brenda ___; two children; Anthony and Sarah
     2)
 Alice F. Scalf – born 1946 – married Raymond Keown: three children; Regina, Joy and Dana.
     3)
 Helen Marie Scalf – born 1950 – married Darrell Belcher: three children; Renee, Kim and Rebecca.
     4)
 Kathy Ann Scalf – born 1954  - married Danny Kirby: two children; David and Andrea
     5)
 Rheda Mae Scalf – born 1956 – married Doug Flener: two children; Greg and Stephanie.
     6)
 Bonita Sue Scalf – born 1962 – married Steve Brown; one daughter, Elizabeth Brown.
     7)
 Cecil Ray Scalf

1930 McLean CO KY            5 April 1930                    Livermore  

SCALF, Emert Head 24 1906 KY KY MI Married @ 24
          Eva Wife 16 1914 KY KY KY Married @ 16
          Eunice Mother 50 1880 MI MI MI  
          Ora Fern Sister 11 1919 KY KY MI  



FLORA M. SCALF
Daughter of
John Robert Scalf and Mary E. Cook
Flora M<John R<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Flora M. Scalf was born January 9, 1912. She married John Davis. In 1930, John and Flora are living with his parents.

Children of John Davis and Flora Scalf:

     1) Billie Ray Davis - born September 12, 1941 and died November 13, 1931.
     2) Mary Elizabeth Davis - born March 2, 1933 and died April 4, 1933.
     3) Bobbie G. Davis - born February 15, 1935.
     4) William J. Davis - born February 25, 1935 and died August 3, 1935.
     5) Lena M. Davis - born October 20, 1936 and October 21, 1936.
     6) Rena R. Davis - Born October 20, 1936.
     7) Jewell Lee Davis - born January 16, 1938.
     8) Carol F. Davis - born September 17, 1940.
     9) Dorothy A. Davis - born June 28, 1942.
   10) Linda L. Davis - born September 1, 1943.
   11) Donna J. Davis - born March 7, 1948.
   12) Johnny E. Davis - born March 7, 1948.

1930 McLean CO KY                5 April 1930                    Livermore

DAVIS, Clay Head 54 1876 KY KY KY  
           Lula Wife 39 1891 KY KY KY  
           John W. Son 19 1911 KY KY KY Married @ 18
           Flora Dau (in law) 18 1912 KY KY KY Married @ 17
           Marie  Dau 12 1918 KY KY KY  
           Donald Lee Son   5 1925 KY KY KY  


1940 McLean CO KY                    6 April 1940                    Livermore

DAVIS, John William Head 29 1911 KY
          Flora Wife 28 1912 KY
          Jewell Lee Dau   2 1938 KY

From Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

6. Flora Mae Scalf, born January 9, 1912, married John Davis. They reside (1967) at Livermore. Of 12 children, six survive.

 

CHARLES ANDREW SCALF
Son of
John Robert Scalf and Mary E. Cook
Charles A<John R<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Charles Andrew Scalf son of John Robert Scalf and Mary Eunice Cook was born July 1, 1915 in Knottsville, Kentucky and died at the age of 38 from pulmonary hemorrhage on December 16, 1953 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Outwood (Christian Co) Kentucky. Charlie was a patient at the Veteran’s Hospital for nine months before death occurred.

His residence in 1953 was McLean, Kentucky. Charlie is interred at Oak Hill Cemetery in Livermore, Kentucky. Hughart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. His parents were listed as John Scalf and Mary E. Cook. Information for his death certificate was obtained from his veteran records. (Death Certificate – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  (Link to Death Certificate)

From Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

7. Charles Andrew Scalf, born July 1, 1915, died December 16, 1953. He never married. A veteran of World War II, he came home an invalid and died in a Veterans Administration hospital.

 

ORA FERN SCALF
Daughter of
John Robert Scalf and Mary E. Cook
Ora Fern<John R<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ora Fern Scalf was born about 1918 and died 1999. Ora married Leslie Estil Burden.  Estil was born 1909. Ora and Estil had the following children:

     1) Wesley Ray Burden
     2)
 Bobbie Lee Burden –married Gennie Lee Putnam.
     3)
 Lou Ellen Burden – married Geranium Ott Wade
     4)
 Mary Lee Burden
     5)
 Winfred Harold Burden
     6)
 Judy Ann Burden

From Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

8. Ora Fern Scalf, born May 31, 1918, married Estel Burden. They reside (1967) at Centertown, Kentucky, and are parents of two sons and three daughters.

 

JOHN ARTHUR SCALF
Son of
John Robert Scalf & Mary Eunice Cook
John A<John R<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf 

 

9. John Arthur Scalf, born December 11, 1921, married Pearl Farris. They reside at Island, McLean County, Kentucky, and are parents of three sons and a daughter. One son, Willie Lee Scalf, resides at Owensboro, Kentucky. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family Chapter IX)


1940 McLean CO KY                        26 April 1940                        District 6

SCALF, John A. Head 19 1921 KY
          Pearlia Wife 15 1925 KY

 

 CATHERINE SCALF
Daughter of
Greenberry Scalf and Sarah (Sallie) Johnson
Catherine<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Catherine Scalf was born about 1876.  (Scalf Family History, page 141) Nothing more is known of Catherine.

 

SARAH SCALF
Daughter of
Greenberry Scalf & Sally Johnson
Sarah<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Sarah Scalf, daughter of Greenberry and Sally Johnson Scalf, was born about 1880.  Sarah married Henry Jones 1898 in Laurel County, Kentucky. (Scalf Family History, pg. 141

 It appears that Henry might have been the son of Robert Jones and Christine Hensley Jones; however, this has not been confirmed.

We are indebted to Sharon Carter, a Trent family researcher, for sending us the death record of Sarah Scalf Jones. The record states that Sarah was born in Kentucky and died at the age of 37 years old in 1917.  Her father was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee and her mother was born in North Carolina.

Email from Sharon Carter:

“Margaret, I forgot to mention that I was able to get to the TN State Archives (for only about an hour) last week.  They had a book there entitled "Claiborne Co., TN Vital Statistics 1914 through 1925"…I was looking for Trents, but came across a daughter of Greenberry Scalf.  You may already have this; it's her death record:”

Jones, Sarah, age 37, b. KY - Fa. Greenberry Scalf (b. Claiborne Co.) Mo. Sallie Johnson (b. NC) d. 1917. (Courtesy of Sharon Carter)

(Link to Sarah Scalf Jones death certificate)

From Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter IX:

“Greenberry and Sally Johnson, Scalf were the parents of 11 children. These were John Robert Scalf, Andrew J. Scalf, Charles Scalf, Mollie Scalf, Frances Scalf, Sarah Scalf, George Scalf and four children, their names unavailable but they probably died young. Charles married Callie Heath, who died in 1966, had nine daughters, and was living at Evansville, Indiana, in 1967. Frances Scalf married Henry North; Sarah Scalf married Brownlow Hurst.

We cannot confirm the marriage of Sarah and Brownlow Hurst. However, Mollie Scalf, daughter of Greenberry did marry Brownlow or Brown Hurst.

Henry Jones and Sarah Scalf Jones were found on the 1900 and 1910 census of Whitely County, Kentucky.

 
1900 Whitley Co KY             18 June 1900                   Black Oak Precinct

JONES, Henry Head 30 Jul 1869 KY VA KY  
             Sarah Wife 20 Feb 1880 KY TN KY 1 child born, 1 living
             Jessie M. Dau 0/12 May 1900 TN KY TN  


Henry and Sarah Jones moved from Whitley County, KY to Campbell County, TN in June 1900 and Charles Scalf, Sarah's brother, moved into the home.


1900 Campbell CO TN            11 June 1900                    District 13

JONES, Henry Head 31 Jul 1869 KY KY KY Married 2 years  
          Sarrah Wife 29 Feb 1871 KY KY KY Married 2 years 1 child born, 1 living
          Jessie May Dau 1/12 May 1900 TN KY KY    
THOMPSON, John Boarder 27 Apr 1873 TN TN TN    
Moore, Marget Boarder 28 Mar 1872 KY KY KY    
SCALF, Charley Boarder 16 Jun 1883 TN TN TN    

  
1910 Whitley Co KY             28 April 1910                   Wofford Precinct 

JONES, Henry Head 40 1870 KY VA KY  
             Sarah Wife 30 1880 KY TN KY 3 children born, 2 living
             Jessie M. Dau   9 1901 TN KY KY  
             Leroy Son   3 1907 KY KY KY  
 


MOLLIE SCALF
 Daughter of
Greenberry Scalf and Sarah (Sallie) Johnson
Mollie<Greenberry<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mollie Scalf, daughter of Greenberry and Sallie Johnson married Brown Hurst in 1886 Laurel County, Kentucky. Nothing more is known of Mollie’s family.

 

CHARLIE SCOTT SCALF
Son of
Greenberry Scalf/Sally Johnson
 Charlie
<Greenberry<Ira<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Charlie Scott Scalf, son of Greenberry and Sallie Johnson, was born June 20, 1883 in Kentucky and died August 1966 in Indiana. (WWI draft registration card)  It is unknown when Charlie died.

Charlie married Callie Heath, according to Scalf Family History, page 141. The census records have been compiled for this family and reveals that the name of Charlie’s wife was Callie. Charlie registered for the draft of WWI and his registration card is also listed. Charles is living with the family of his sister in 1900.

1900 Campbell CO TN            11 June 1900                    District 13

JONES, Henry Head 31 Jul 1869 KY KY KY Married 2 years  
          Sarrah Wife 29 Feb 1871 KY KY KY Married 2 years 1 child born, 1 living
          Jessie May Dau 1/12 May 1900 TN KY KY    
THOMPSON, John Boarder 27 Apr 1873 TN TN TN    
Moore, Marget Boarder 28 Mar 1872 KY KY KY    
SCALF, Charley Boarder 16 Jun 1883 TN TN TN    


1910 Butler CO KY            28 March 1910            Horse Mill Precinct 

SCALF, Charlie Head 28 1882 KY KY KY
              Callie Wife 27 1883 KY KY KY
              Annie M. Dau   3 1907 KY KY KY

Charlie & Callie Scalf moved during the 1910 census and were listed twice.


1910 Butler CO KY            14 MAY 1910            District # 1

SCALF, Charlie Head 28 1882 KY KY KY
              Callie Wife 28 1882 KY KY KY
              Annie Marg Dau   2 1908 KY KY KY

We have no information on the children of Charles and Callie Heath Scalf other than the message left on the Bulletin Board at the Scalf Family Website listed below.

“my name is bonnie mork. my ggg gpa was ira scalf. his son greenberry scalf is my gg gpa charles is my g gpa and marjorie is my grandma. she is the only child living of charles and callie. i would like to know where these people are buried. and the name of the cemetery if possible. also if anyone has photos of this side of the family i would be thrilled to see them. should anyone have these items, and made copies they can send them to me at this address ** Bonnie Mork ** 335 n st.paul wichita, kansas, 67203.. i will gladly pay for the price of the copying. thanks so much for you time and effort to this web site. ** nascarmomma329@yahoo.com if anyone would like to e-mail me .bye 4 now. 10/26/04”

We do not know if Annie Marg listed on the 1910 census was the same Marjorie that Bonnie Mork was speaking of. If so, she would now be 99 years old (2007) if living.


WWI Registration Card


Name:  Charley Scott Scalf
Age:  36
Home Address:  Handcock County, KY        (Link to original document)
Date of Birth:  June 20, 1883
Nearest relative:  Caley Scalf
Address:  Handcock County, KY
Employed:  Coal Miner
Height:  Tall
Build:  Slinder
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Brown
Date:  September 12, 1918


WWII REGISTRATION CARD

Name: Charles Scott Scalf
Residence: R. R. 1, Newburgh, Indiana
Mailing address: R. R. 1, Newburgh, Indiana       (Link to document)
Age: 58
Date of birth: June 20, 1883
Place of birth: Laurel CO, KY
Name & address of person who will know your address: Callie Scalf, R. R. 1, Newburgh, Indiana
Employer: Aaron W. Fischer, R. R. 1, Newburgh, Indiana
Place of employment: Farming and mining

1920 Hancock CO KY            29 January 1920            District #2 – Lewisport

SCALF, Charlie Head 36 1884 KY KY KY
              Callie Wife 36 1884 KY KY KY
              Anna M. Dau 12 1908 KY KY KY
              Mary F. Dau   8 1912 KY KY KY
              Florence E. Dau   5 1915 KY KY KY
              Eveline Dau   4 1916 KY KY KY
              Lallie M. Dau 11/12 1919 KY KY KY


1940 Warrick CO IN                9 May 1940                    Anderson

SCALF, Charles S. Head 56 1884 KY
             Callie Wife 55 1885 IN
             Louise Dau 19 1921 KY
             Majorie  Dau 15? 1925? KY
VAN VECTOR, Eugene G-son   5 1935 KY

“Charles married Callie Heath, who died in 1966, had nine daughters, and was living at Evansville, Indiana, in 1967.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter IX)



ANNA MARJORIE SCALF
Daughter of
Charlie Scott Scalf & Callie Heath
Anna M<Charlie S<Greenberry<Ira<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf  

Anna Marjorie (Marg) Scalf, daughter of Charles Scalf and Callie Heath, was born approximately 1907 according to the 1930 census of Hancock County, Kentucky. Her estimated birth from the census of 1910 and 1920 in the home of her parents was 1908.

Anna married Fred Vanvactor (Spelling according to 1930 census). They had at least one known daughter, Mansen Elva (census spelling) listed on the 1930 census. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1930 Hancock CO KY                    April 8, 1930              District #2 - Lewisport
 
VANVACTOR, Fred Head 43 1887 KY KY KY  
            Annie M. Wife 23 1907 KY KY IN Married @ 19
            Mansen Elva  Dau   2 1928 KY KY KY  

 

CHARY (CHANY) SCALF
Daughter of
Ira Scalf & Rosanna Gibson
 Chana<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Chary Scalf, as we recognize the name from previous writings, was the daughter of Ira Scalf and Rosanna Gibson Scalf. She was born about 1840 probably in Hawkins County, Tennessee where her parents were living in 1840. It is the opinion of this writer that the available records confused previous authors who listed her as the daughter of Robert Scalf.

Although Robert Scalf may have had a daughter by the name of China or Chana, it is the opinion of the author that Ira and Rosanna Gibson Scalf were the parents of the Chana/Chany discussed in this chapter whom we know as Chary from the 1850 census record of Claiborne County, Tennessee.  

It is the opinion of the author that her name was neither Chary nor Charity.  In reviewing the available records with Virgil Scalf, we have both agreed that her name was most likely Chana Scalf.

The spelling appears to be CHARY on the 1850 census of Claiborne County, Tennessee but we believe the spelling of the enumerator was the cause for this confusion. Chany or Chana was a common name in Appalachia. Also names ending in A were often replaced with a Y. Martha was often called Marthy and Sarah was called Sary, not only in Appalachia but in other regions as well. It is also the opinion of the author that the handwriting of the enumerator caused the r in her name to appear to be an n thus causing more confusion concerning the name.

Chana was born about 1840 according to the census records of 1850 and 1880.  On page 142 of Scalf Family History, Elmer Scalf states that Chary was living with a Higgins family in Knox County, Kentucky in 1870 but this cannot be verified. A Chary or Charity was found in the home of the Higgins family but does not appear to be Chary Scalf.

What has been compiled concerning Chary (Chana) Scalf is listed below.

Note the spelling of the name on the1850 census record of Claiborne County, Tennessee in the home of Ira Scalf.
 

1850 Claiborne CO TN             16 October 1850            Subdivision #7 – District #10  

SCALF, Ira 38 1812 VA
      Rosannah 34 1816 VA
      Miles J. 16 1834 VA
      David     15 1835 VA
      Wesly  13 1837 TN
      Green B.  11 1839 TN
      Chary 10 1840 TN
      Jane    9 1841 TN
      Alfred   4 1846 TN
      Rosannah   2 1848 TN
      Pacify L.  2/12 1850 TN


The Ira Scalf family could not be found in 1860 although we know that Ira was living in Knox County in this year. We suspect the family was simply missed by the enumerator in this year or possibly even out of the state. Chary (Chany) would have been around 20 years old in 1860.

In October of 1857, what appears to be CHANEY Scalf is listed as the bride of Messamore Smith. We believe this to be Chary Scalf from the 1850 census of Claiborne County, Tennessee. Witnesses to this marriage were Leander Smith and Andy Jones.

Although Chary (Chaney) married in 1857, this family was not found on the 1860 census. A daughter, Mary Lucrecia Smith, was born October 3, 1859.

(General Index to Marriages, Knox Co. KY - BK H, pg. 88)

Chaney Scalf (Marriage #1) Messamore Smith 1 Oct 1857 Knox Co., KY

Date:  01 Oct 1857 @ Knox Co Ky
Married by: Mathias T. Washam
Location:  house of Aney Poss??
Witness:   Leander Smith and Andy Jones

Source:
Knox Co. Ky Marriage Book "B"
Page 26
Knox Co Historical Society (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)   

By 1870 Chary (Chany) and Messamore had either divorced, or he had died for a marriage between what appears to be CHARY Smith and William Mills took place. This appears to be the same Chaney who married Messamore Smith. This marriage took place at the home of Fanny Smith and William Smith was a witness. 

Again, we believe the handwriting of the clerk on this record indicates that this could be Chany. Note that Leander Smith was a witness to the marriage of Messamore Smith and Chaney Scalf. A William Smith was a witness to the marriage of William Mills and Chary Scalf.

Chaney Scalf married first to Messamore Smith then Chary married William Mills and Chamia married Hugh Smith. If this was the same person and the daughter of Ira Scalf and Rosanna Gibson Scalf, she had Smith relatives through her brother David C. Scalf. David married Nancy Jane Smith and although the relationship to the witnesses of these marriages (if any) is unknown, we believe there is a connection.

Chary Smith (marriage #2) William A Mills 6 May 1862 Knox Co., KY.

Date:   06 May 1862 @ Knox Co Ky
Married By: Mathias Washam
At: Fanny Smith's
Witness: James Wells and William Smith

Source:
Knox Co. Ky Marriage Book "B"
Page 37
Knox Co Historical Society (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) (Link to Marriage Record)

The spelling appears to be Chaney on the 1870 Knox County, Kentucky census. 


1870 Knox CO KY                        6 August 1870            Subdivision #93            Flat Lick

MILLS, William M. M 57 1813 KY
(Scalf),   Chaney  F 23 1847 KY
              Martha  F   5 1865 KY    (Link to Martha Mills Asher death certificate)
              Rosy F   2 1868 KY
              William M   1 1869 KY
              Nancy F 18 1852 KY
              Fanny  F 12 1858 KY
              Mary F 10 1860 KY


By 1880 William Mills had died and Chary is now listed as what appears to be China on the 1880 census of Clay County, Kentucky. However, the children are the same in 1880 as in 1870 and indicates this is Chary (Chana/Chaney) Scalf Smith Mills. She is listed as a widow on this census. It is unknown if Nancy, living in the home in 1870 was a child of William Mills by a prior marriage or not but certainly appears to have been.

We believe that Fanny and Mary might also have been from a prior marriage of William Mills but they could also have been from the marriage of Messamore Smith and Chary Scalf due to their birth dates. If so, they were not listed as Smith on this census and were most likely from a prior marriage of William Mills. According to the birth of the last child of William and Chary. William Mills died 1876 – 1880.

Note that a child is named Rosanner (Rosanna) on this census.


1880 Clay Co KY                   18 June 1880                   District 4        Big Creek

MILLS, China Head 39 1841 TN TN TN             Widow
          Martha  Dau 14 1866 KY TN TN
          Rosanner Dau 13 1867 KY TN TN
          William Son 10 1870 KY TN TN
          Amelia Dau   9 1871 KY TN TN
          Amanda Dau   6 1874 KY TN TN
          Lucretia   Dau   4 1876 KY TN TN

By 1882, Chary (Chana/Chaney) had married again to Hugh Smith.

Chaney Mills (marriage #3) & Hugh Smith 13 Jul 1882 Clay Co., KY
Marriage Permission Slip in Clay County, Ky.
"County Court Clerk Clay County, KY
Dear Sir, this is to autharize you
to ishue licens for me and Chamia Mills the
widow of William Mills dec. to wed
in the county of Clay & State of KY
this the 10 day of July 1882.
Hugh Smith   X his mark
Chamia Mills   X her mark
(Spelling appears as China Mills on certificate)

Clay Co. Marriage Index Book:
Hugh SMITH married China MILLS on 7-13-1882; license date 7-12-1882; file box 21 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  (Link to permission document)      (Link to marriage bond)

It is the opinion of the author that Chary (Chana/Chany) (China) (Chamia) is one and the same person and was the daughter of Ira Scalf and Rosanna Gibson Scalf. As stated previously, we believe the handwriting of the various enumerators and clerks is why the name appears differently on several records. Chamia should probably be Chania instead of Chamia. What appears to be an m most likely was intended to be an n.

Until further records prove otherwise, the child of Ira Scalf and Rosanna Gibson listed as Chary on the 1850 Claiborne County, Tennessee census is believed by the author to be Chana or Chany.

 

MARY LUCRECIA SMITH
Daughter of
Massamore Smith & Chana Scalf
Mary Smith<Chana<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mary Lucrecia Smith, the daughter of Massmore Smith and Chana Scalf, was born October 3, 1859. Lucrecia married Andrew Grubb March 3, 1883 in Clay County, KY. However, they were listed as married on the 1880 Clay County, KY Census. Andrew Grubb died January 26, 1929 in Bright Shade, Clay County, KY. Mary Grubb died April 4, 1950 in Bright Shade, Clay County, KY.   (Link to Mary Grubb death certificate)  

1880 Clay CO KY                17 June 1880                District 4

GRUB, Andrew Head 24 1856 KY KY KY
         Lucrecia Wife 21 1859 KY KY KY

In 1900, Mary Grubb states that she has nine children and nine of them are living. However, only eight children are livng in the home in 1900.

1900 Clay CO KY                21 June 1900                Otto Creek

GRUBB, Andrew Head 42 May 1858 KY TN KY Married 17 years  
           Mary Wife 40 Oct 1859 KY KY KY Married 17 years 9 children born, 9 living
           Sarah J.   Dau 17 Nov 1882 KY KY KY    
           William Son 15 Jan 1886 KY KY KY    
           Julia Dau 13 Apr 1887 KY KY KY    
           Bitha Dau 10 Jul 1889 KY KY KY    
           Olie   Dau   6 Dec 1893 KY KY KY    
           Grant  Son   5 Jun 1894 KY KY KY    
           Jefferson Son   3 Aug 1896 KY KY KY    
           Lettie Dau 7/12 Oct 1899 KY KY KY    


1910
Clay CO KY                5 May 1910                Otto Creek

Grubb, Andy Head 53 1857 KY KY KY Married 27 years  
         Mary    Wife 47 1863 KY KY KY Married 27 years 10 children born, 10 living
         Grant  Son 15 1895 KY KY KY    
         Jeff Son 14 1896 KY KY KY    
         Lettie Dau 11 1899 KY KY KY    
         Allie Dau   7 1903 KY KY KY    


1920
Clay CO KY                14 January 1920                Otto Creek

GRUBB, Andrew Head 60 1860 KY TN KY
          Mary Wife 58 1862 KY KY KY
          Jeff Son 22 1898 KY KY KY
          Allie Dau 18 1902 KY KY KY
          Roy G-son 18 1902 KY KY KY                  (Son of Sarah J. Grubb)
          Marsh G-son 10 1910 KY KY KY                  (Son of Sarah J. Grubb)


1930 Clay CO KY                18 April 1930                    Mill Creek

GRUBB, Mary Head 69 1861 KY KY KY Widow
      Marsh Relative 20 1910 KY KY KY (Son of Sarah J. Grubb) 

 

WILLIAM MILLS, JR.
Daughter of
William Mills & Chana Scalf
William Mills Sr<Chana<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Mills, the son of William Mills and Chana Scalf, was born September 14, 1868 in Knox County, KY and died March 9, 1939 in Flat Lick, Knox County, KY.  William married Polly Jackson August 10, 1890 in Clay County, KY.

(Link to William Mills death certificate)

1900 Knox CO KY            2 June 1900                Precinct 5

MILLS, William Head 30 Sep 1869 KY KY KY  
         Polly Wife 31 Jun 1868 KY KY KY 6 children born, 6 living
         Ned Son 11 Jul 1888 KY KY KY  
         Jefferson Son   9 Jun 1890 KY KY KY  
         Lizy Dau   7 Feb 1893 KY KY KY  
         Mary J. Dau   5 Mar1895 KY KY KY  
         Nancy   Dau   2 Oct 1897 KY KY KY  
         Chany Dau 4/12 Jan 1900 KY KY KY  


1910 Knox CO KY            2 May 1910                Road Fork

MILLS, William Head 37 1873 KY NC TN Married 2 times Married 20 years  
         Polly Wife 37 1873 KY KY KY Married 1 time Married 20 years 9 children born, 9 living
         Jeff Son 18 1892 KY KY KY      
         Eliza Dau 17 1893 KY KY KY      
         Mary Dau 14 1896 KY KY KY      
         Nancy Dau 12 1898 KY KY KY      
         Chanie   Dau 10 1890 KY KY KY      
         Victor   Son   7 1903 KY KY KY      
         Walter   Son   5 1905 KY KY KY      
         Owens  Son   2 1908 KY KY KY      


1920 Knox CO KY            12 January 1920                Precinct 25

MILLS, William Head 50 1870 KY NC TN
         Polly Wife 50 1870 KY KY KY
         Jeff Son 29 1891 KY KY KY
         Peter Son 17 1903 KY KY KY
         Walter Son 14 1906 KY KY KY
         Owens Son 12 1908 KY KY KY


1930 Knox CO KY            19 April 1930                District 3

MILLS, Williams Head 60 1870 KY KY KY
          Pollie Wife 60 1870 KY KY KY



JANE SCALF
Daughter of
Ira Scalf & Rosanna Gibson
 Jane<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

(Photograph of Jane Scalf Phillips courtesy of Nelle Goring Cooke)   

Jane Scalf was born about 1841 in Tennessee according to the 1850 Claiborne County census.  If this is correct, Jane may have been born in Hawkins County, Tennessee or Claiborne County, Tennessee.  Elmer Scalf states that Jane was born in 1846 and as we know, the census records are not the most reliable records we have so Jane may have been born in 1846. 

According to the writings of Henry Scalf, Jane left home after the marriage of her father to Nancy Killion McVey and lived with her uncle, Robert Scalf in Kentucky.  Jane then returned home to help care for her grandmother, Edeah Carlisle Scalf in the latter part of the 1850’s sometime around 1859.  Henry also states that Edeah Scalf, wife of John Sr. was in Kentucky by 1854.   

Jane’s father, Ira, was certainly in Claiborne County, Tennessee in 1854 for he married the widow, Nancy Killion McVey January 29, 1854 in Claiborne County.   It is unknown exactly what year Ira and Nancy arrived in Kentucky but they would have been there sometime before 1859 if Ira built a cabin behind his home for his mother Edy in 1859. 

Ira and his family were not found on the 1860 Kentucky census of any county, nor is he found in the 1860 Tennessee census although he was listed on the 1860 tax list of Kentucky. It has been stated that David C. Scalf might have married Nancy Jane Smith in North Carolina in 1860. If this is correct, Ira Scalf and his family, along with Edeah Carlisle Scalf might have been in North Carolina in 1860. A search of the census records did not reveal this family, however.

Jane Scalf married Benjamin Madison Phillips February 22, 1861 in Clay County, Kentucky according to the writings of both Henry and Elmer Scalf.  I have not seen this marriage record but have no reason to doubt this is correct.

Benjamin Madison Phillips died 1910 – 1920 and Jane died 1920 – 1930. Elmer states that this couple remained in Kentucky about ten years after Benjamin served his tour in the Civil War with the 49th Regiment Kentucky Volunteers.  The war ended in 1865, so this couple should have been on the 1870 census of Kentucky but they were not found in Kentucky.

However, on the 1870 Iron County, Missouri census, is listed a B. M. Phillips and wife, Jane. Due to the fact they were not in Kentucky in 1870, it is most likely Benjamin and Jane on the 1870 Iron County, Missouri census.  The names of two of the children are very difficult to determine on this census but one son, William, does appear to be the same William listed in Scalf Family History.  The ages also correspond.  Benjamin is not found after 1910 but Jane is found living with her son, Charles, in Woodward County, Oklahoma in 1920.  Jane was not found after this and it is reported that she died in 1924. 

Rosa Phillips, daughter of Benjamin and Jane Scalf Phillips married William H. Holloway.  This couple was living in the home of Rosa’s parents on the 1900 census of Oklahoma.  They were living in Woodward County, Oklahoma in 1910, 1920 and 1930. Benjamin and Jane’s two sons Denver and Charles were also living in Woodward County, Oklahoma.  Jane was living with her son Charles in 1920 but Charles was living alone in 1930.

If this is the family of Benjamin Phillips and Jane Scalf in Iron County, Missouri, this family left Kentucky 1869-1870 because the last child was born in Kentucky in 1869.  The names of the last two children are difficult to read.  The family was not found in 1880 but by 1900 Benjamin and Jane were living in Indian Territory in the Creek Nation in Oklahoma.  On the 1900 census, Jane stated she had six children with only four living. Note that she is listed as “Jennie” in 1910. We believe her name might have been Virginia Jane and “Jennie” due to the fact that “Jennie” was often used as a short name for Virginia.


1870 Iron County MO            30 June 1870            Township 31 – Range 38
 

PHILLIPS, B.M. M 30 1840 TN  
           Jane  F 22 1848 TN  
           Williams M. M   7 1863 KY  
           Jabny A. F   4 1866 KY (probably Annie)
           Saber      M   1 1869 KY  

  

1900 Creek Nation 5 June 1900    Indian Territory (OK) Township 17-Range 13 

PHILLIPS, Benjamin M. Head 60 Oct 1839 TN TN TN
                       Jane Wife 67 Mar 1833 TN TN TN
HOLLIDAY, Rosa Dau 22 Feb 1877 MO TN TN
HOLLIDAY, William H. Son in law 25 Jan 1872 KS IL IL

Living nearby is daughter, Anne Phillips and her husband, Martin Payne.

 
1910 Woodward County OK            21 April 1910                   Union Township

PHILLIPS, Benjamin Head 72 1838 TN TN TN Married 48 years
                  Jennie Wife 65 1845 TN TN TN 6 children born, 4 living
                  Charles Son 36 1874 MO TN TN  

 
1920  Woodward CO OK            10 January 1920            Union Township

PHILLIPS, Charlie Head 45 1875 MO TN TN
                 Jennie Mother 78 1842 TN SC SC    Widow

  

ANNE PHILLIPS
Daughter of
Benjamin M. Phillips & Jane Scalf
 Anne Phillips<Jane Scalf<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Ann (Annie/Anna) Phillips daughter of Benjamin Phillips and Jane Scalf married Martin Alexander Payne. Martin was around 20 years older than Ann. On the 1910 census, Martin is listed as having been married prior to his marriage to Ann. There were probably children from Martin’s first marriage.  Payne family members were living near Martin and Ann that might have possibly been children from the first marriage of Martin.  Martin and Ann were followed on the census records of Oklahoma where they were found living in the Creek Nation in 1900 and Okmulgee County in 1910 and 1920.


1900 Indian Territory Creek Nation   2 June 1900  Township 18N

PAYNE, Martin A. Head 54 1846 KY NC NC                    Married 15 years
              Anne Wife 33 1867 KY TN TN                     7 children born, 6 living
              Mattie M. Dau 13 1887 MO KY KY
              Gracie L.  Dau 12 1888 MO KY KY
              Jennie J. Dau 11 1889 MO KY KY
              Edmond Son   9 1891 MO KY KY
              Henry C. Son   7 1893 Ind Terr. KY KY
              Nellie O. Dau   4 1896 Ind Terr. KY KY

Martin stated this was his second marriage on the 1910 census.


1910 Okmulgee CO OK                  13 May 1910                   Bryan Township

PATNE, Martin Head 65 1845 KY NC Ukn  
             Ana Wife 44 1866 KY TN TN 9 children born, 8 living
             Jennett Dau 20 1890 MO KY KY  
             Edmond Son 19 1891 MO KY KY  
             Henry Son 17 1893 MO KY KY  
             Nellie Dau 15 1895 MO KY KY  
             Ellsie Dau   7 1903 MO KY KY (Elsie P. Archer)
             Gurtrude Dau   4 1906 MO KY KY  
JOHNSON, Grace Dau 22 1888 MO KY KY 1 child born, 1 living
               Anna      Step-dau   4 1906 OK TN MO  
MOTON, George Hired man 19 1891 TX Ukn Ukn  

Ann Phillips Payne died 1910-1920 for Martin Payne was listed as a widower on the 1920 census.


1920 Okmulgee CO OK                  10 January 1920              Bryan Township

PAYNE, M.E. Head 74 1846 KY NC NC                     Widower

Thomas Payne listed below could have been Martin’s son from his prior marriage.


1910 Okmulgee CO OK                  13 May 1910                   Bryan Township

PAYNE, Thomas Head 35 1875 KY KY KY  
              Grace Wife 35 1875 OK Ukn Ukn 3 children born, 3 living
              Tomas? Son   7 1903 Ok KY OK  
              Harry Son   5 1905 OK KY OK  
              Okyna Dau   3 1907 OK KY OK  




ELSIE PAYNE

Daughter of

Martin Payne & Ann Phillips

Elsie Payne<Ann Phillips<Jane Scalf<Ira<John Sr<Lewis
 

(Link to photo of Elsie Payne Archer)
 

Elsie Armilda Payne Archer was born June 21, 1902 and died April 8, 1980.  Elsie married Roosevelt Archer December 23, 1919 probably in Oklahoma.  Roosevelt Archer was born August 24, 1900 and died October 1970.  Elsie and Roosevelt were the parents of four children.


Elsie assisted Henry P. Scalf in the writings of Chronicles of the Scalf family. Elsie was responsible for a great deal of the research.

 

Children of Elsie and Roosevelt from Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter IX:


1. Billie Ray Archer, born July 14, 1920, Bixby, Tulsa. County, Okla. First Lieutenant in Air Force, World War II, as pilot. Prisoner-of-war 17 months. Awarded Purple Heart, other medals. Married December 12, 1942, Margaret Sutton Holcombe, San Antonio, Texas. Four children: William Ray, born September 7, 1943, died July 28, 1959, El Paso, Texas; Richard Michael, born September 18, 19490 El Paso; Margo Elizabeth, born March 2. 1953, El Paso; Monica Louise, born July 6, 1957, El Paso.

2. Theo. Payne Archer, born March 15, 1922, Bixby Oklahoma. Service in Signal Corps in South Sea. Islands, World War II, and of the Air Force. Holds seven diplomas for airplane mechanics proficiency. Crew Chief at separation. Twenty-three years service. Married January 10, 1943, Tesse Lorraine Ing, Cape Girardeau, Mo. One child: Sandra Lorraine, born November 18, 1946, Belleville, Ill.

3. Gerald Karon Archer, born January 22, 1927, Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma. Served in U.S. Navy in South Seas in World War II. Married February 5, 1948, Marian C. Lamb, Carterville, Illinois. Four children: Michael Dennis, born October 22, 1948, Herrin, Illinois; Patricia Ann, born January 28, 1951, Herrin, Ill.; Jack Thomas, born February 8, 1953, Herrin, Ill.; Christina, M., born August 16, 1955, Benton Illinois.

4. Jeannine F. Archer, born June 2, 1931, Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma. Married February 25, 1956, Henry Francis Willhite, Springfield, Illinois. One child: Jenifer Lynn, born April 8, 1957, Springfield, Illinois.

 


1930 Creek CO OK                            10 April 1930                            Bristow
 

ARCHER, Roosevelt Head 29 1901 OK OK AR
            Elsie Wife 28 1902 OK KY MO
            Billy Ray Son   9 1921 OK OK OK
            Teddy Son   8 1922 OK OK OK
             Gerald Son 3 2/12 1927 OK OK OK

 

 

MATTIE MAE PAYNE
Daughter of
Martin Alexander Payne & Anne Phillips
Mattie Payne<Anne Phillips<Jane Scalf<Ira<John Sr<Lewis Scalf  
 

Mattie Mae Payne was born about 1890 in Oklahoma. Mattie married Samuel Brown, Jr. Chief of the Yuchi (also spelled Euchee) Tribe.

Sam and Mattie were followed on the census records from 1910 through 1930 and remained in Creek County, Oklahoma. For further information on this family, please see Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry P. Scalf in collaboration with Elsie Payne Archer, a niece of Mattie Mae Payne Brown. A compilation of the census records is presented here for the family of Samuel Brown and Mattie Mae Payne Brown.


1910 Creek CO OK                       16 & 18 April 1910              Sapulpa Township

BROWN, Samuel Head 29 1881 OK MO MO Real Estate
           Mattie M. Wife 20 1890 MO KY KY  
           Vera Juanita Dau   4 1906 OK OK MO  
           Samuel W. Son 1 6/12 1908 OK OK MO  
ELLIS, William Roomer 38 1872 IN IN IN  
             Addie Roomer 28 1882 MO VA VA  
ADKINS, Richard Roomer 54 1856 OK OK OK  
                Ernest Roomer 16 1894 OK OK OK  

 
1920 Creek CO OK                       27-30 January 1920              Sapulpa Township

BROWN, Samue