ROBERT SCALF
Son of
John Scalf, Sr. & Edeah Carlisle
Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Robert Scalf, son of John Scalf, Sr., and Edeah (Edy) Carlisle Scalf, was born about 1819 in Russell County, Virginia. We have been unable to determine his exact date of death at this time. However, Robert does not appear on census records after 1870 suggesting he had died before 1880. This does not confirm that Robert had actually died before the enumeration of the 1880 census, only that he could not be found on records.

Robert stated consistently on census records 1850- 1870 that he was born in Virginia. He enlisted June 01, 1863, as a Private in Co. F of the 49th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, and was discharged at Lexington, KY December 26, 1864. 

Neither Virgil Scalf, nor the author has been able to obtain a pension file for Robert Scalf at this time. Scalf Family History states the date and place of birth of Robert from this file as 1819 in Virginia. Robert was one of several brothers ordered by the court of Russell County, Virginia to be “bound out to learn a trade.”  No information has been found at this time to confirm or deny that Robert was ever removed from his parent’s home.

Robert and his brother Peter Scalf were married on the same day in Clay County, Kentucky. Robert married Martha “Patsy” Jackson October 18, 1835 in Clay Co. Patsy was the daughter of Lewis Jackson and Susan Hubbard Jackson. Charlotte (aka Lotty Hubbard) Jackson married Peter Scalf on the same date. We have been unable to determine the relationship between Lewis and Joseph Jackson at this time.

After their marriage, Robert and Patsy moved from Clay County to Perry Co. Kentucky and back to Clay County, eventually moving to Arkansas.  

The following transcribed copy of the marriage consent of Robert and Patsy is listed here. A link is provided here for the copy of the original consent. This was signed by the mark of John Scalf, Lewis Jackson, and Joseph Jackson in consent for the marriage of Robert and Patsy, as well as Peter and Charlotte. (See chapter of Peter Scalf)

Airy (Ira) Scalf son of John Sr. and brother of Peter and Robert witnessed the marriage consent. Duton May, another witness, would later become the son-in-law of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf.

Marriage consent and bond for Robert Scalf and Patsy Jackson courtesy of Virgil Scalf

MARRIAGE CONSENT

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

test  airy Scalf
test  Duton May


ROBERT SCALF & PATSY JACKSON MARRIAGE BOND

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

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

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

The following is a transcribed copy of the marriage license for Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf. A link is provided for a copy of the original document. (See chapter of Peter Scalf for a copy of his marriage license)

ROBERT SCALF & PATSY JACKSON MARRIAGE LICENSE

Kentucky Clay County Sess
Clerks office this 11th day of October 1835
I, Abner Baker Clerk of the County do certify
that bond and security is taken in my office
for a license to apply for a marriage intended between             (Link to original document)
Robert Scalf and Patty Jackson.
                    

These are therefore to license
and permit you to join together in the Holy Estate
of Matrimony the said Robert and Patsy according
to the rules and ceremonies of your church and for so
doing this shall be your sufficient warrant given under
my hand this above written.
                                              Abner Baker, Clerk


ROBERT SCALF & PATSY JACKSON MARRIAGE CEREMONY

On the 18th day of October 1835
Robert Scalf & Patsy Jackson
were joined together in the holy state              (Link to original document)
of Matrimony by me Thomas Waggoner
Minister of the gospel

In the home of Robert and Martha “Patsy” Jackson Scalf in 1840, just five years after their marriage, five children are listed. The author has been unable to confirm that all of these children belonged to Robert and Patsy. It is possible that Robert and Patsy were the parents of twins. However, the number of children do not coincide with the date of their marriage and the1840 census.

Census records (if near correct) suggest that two females were born between 1830 and 1840 and were 5-10 years old. A male was born between 1830 and 1835 and was 5-10 years old. Robert and Patsy married after the birth of at least two of these children making it questionable that the oldest children were actually their children. It is possible that they were siblings of Patsy, or even children of a relative of Robert or Patsy. However, it is also possible that the ages were stated incorrectly. Other records might help clarify this.

The tax lists of Clay County, Kentucky reveal that Robert eventually owned property in both Clay and Knox Counties. In 1836 and 1837, Robert owned property in Clay County.

1836 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
Water Course --- Otter Creek

1837 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf

Robert was missing from the tax lists of 1838 through 1842. However, he was found on the 1840 census of Clay County so we know that he was still living there in 1840, and it is possible he may have been overlooked on the tax lists. It is also possible he was in Tennessee with other family members for a couple of years; however, no records were found in the area of his Tennessee relatives.

The following children are reported in Scalf Family History, page 165 as children of Robert and Patsy that were not found on census records by the author or Virgil Scalf. The author has placed notes in italics at the end of some sentences.

Children of Robert and Patsy as reported in Scalf Family History:

     1) Alexander Scalf (Born?) (Died?) Married Linda ____ (from Bell Co. KY)
     2)
 Polly Scalf (Born?) (Died?) Married John Payne. (Polly was also used as a nickname for Mary--- M. Fleenor)
     3) James Scalf (Born?) (Died?) Married Becca Ann Scalf January 30, 1858 in Clay County, KY. (Becca - daughter of Robert’s brother Jesse - M. Fleenor)
    
4)
 Chana Scalf (Born?) (Died?) Married Mesamore Smith 1857 in Knox County, KY. (Chana appears to be the daughter of Ira Scalf, listed as Charity or Chary in 1850 – See chapter
         of Ira Scalf-M. Fleenor)
 

Records suggest that Chana Scalf was the daughter of Ira and Rosannah Gibson Scalf. Chana appeared to be listed as Chary (which was likely Chany) on the 1850 Claiborne County, Tennessee census, and has been very confusing to researchers, including the author. (See chapter of Ira and Rosannah Gibson Scalf)

Records have not confirmed or denied that James Scalf was a son of Robert and Patsy. It is stated in the chapter of Robert Scalf, page 165 of Scalf Family History that Becca Ann Scalf married James Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson, on January 30, 1858. However, we cannot confirm that this James was the son of Robert and Patsy.

On page 162 of the same book, in the chapter of Jesse Scalf, it is stated that the marriage took place November 17, 1857. However, no James is found in the home of Robert and Patsy on census records.  This could have been an error made when compiling the book.  

It is also listed on page 163 of Scalf Family History, in the chapter of Jesse Scalf, that Becca Ann married John F. Northern, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Northern from Tennessee.  One child (Joseph Northern born 1870) is listed for John Northern and Becca Ann in Scalf Family History.

Becca Ann Scalf, daughter of Jesse and Polly, was found as the wife of John Northern on the 1870 census of Clay County, Kentucky. It appears from this census that John and Becca probably married around 1859 or 1860. The 1870 census of Leslie County, Kentucky reveals four children from this union, Andrew, Martha, Betti, and Joseph Northern. (See chapter of Jesse Scalf)

Becca Ann did have a brother named James who married Judia Sizemore in 1886 Leslie County, Kentucky. Becca Ann was born 1836-1839 and we can only assume that if Robert and Patsy had a son named James, he was likely born around the same time or a few years earlier. If this is correct, he should have been on the 1850 census in the home of his parents. If he was born 1836, which was the year Robert and Patsy married, he would have only been 14 years old in 1850. If further information is found revealing this to be incorrect, this chapter will be updated to reflect the correction.

Polly Scalf, mentioned in Scalf Family History, is stated to have married John Payne. We have been unable to confirm that a Polly or Mary was the daughter of Robert and Patsy.

Manerva Scalf, daughter of Robert and Patsy, married William Payne suggesting that Polly could have been a sister of Manerva and possibly married the brother of Minerva’s husband; however, we have no information on either a John Payne or a Polly Scalf at this time.

We have also been unable to find Alexander Scalf with wife Linda. Therefore, the author can only confirm the children listed on the census records as children of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson. Neither Alexander, Polly, James, nor Chany were listed on census records with the family of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf.

Robert’s family was first found on the census records of 1840 living in Perry County, Kentucky. Recall that Robert and Patsy married 18 October 1835 in Clay County, Kentucky. There were five children in the home in 1840 ranging in ages of less than 5 through 10 years old and suggesting that at least two of the children were either relatives, or children from a prior marriage of Patsy Jackson, if there was one. 

1840    Perry County KY    

SCALF, Robert

1 male < 5 1835 – 1840
1 male 5 - 10 1830 – 1835
1 male 30 - 40 1800 – 1810
1 female <5 1835 – 1840
2 females 5 - 10 1830 – 1840
1 female 30 - 40 1800 – 1810

In 1843, Robert was in Clay County, Kentucky living on Goose Creek and owned 100 acres there according to the 1843 tax list.

1843 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 100 acres
Value of each tract --- $100
Water Course --- Goose Creek
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $15

Robert was missing from the tax lists of 1844 -1847 but appears again in 1848. The author believes the family might have been living in Hawkins County, Tennessee during these years.

The 1846 Hawkins County, Tennessee School Population Census (The Squire’s Ledger) reveals Robert and his family were living in Hawkins County along with his brothers Ira and John Scalf, Jr. Robert had one child in school in this year. He was not found on records before or after 1846 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

The Squire’s Ledger is listed here as copied by Sharon Carter for the year 1846. The full list is presented in order to show the neighbors living around Robert Scalf in District 2 of Hawkins County, Tennessee.

NOTE: Numbers listed after names reflect the number of children in school in this year. Scalf names and names with known family connections are highlighted.

“Commissioners Annel Report to the county court clerk of Hawkins County for the year 1846 of the scholastic population for district no 2nd July 1st 1846.”

Margaret Winstead 1
James Winstead 4
Mary Pearson 8
Benjamin Trent 7
Jesse Cope 5
John Martin 1
Willie Cope Sr 2
Thomas Martin 1
Martha Philips 2
James Murrel 3
Samuel Amyx 5
Polly Amyx 3
Joseph Goodman 5
Susannah Wells 2
John Day 5
William Green 4
Robert Scalf 1
Ally Mills 2
Margaret Vaughn 5
John Bolen 1
Baley Seals 8
Thomas Lockard 1
John Berten 3
Squire Berten 2
Champ Seals 5
Richard Green 5
James B. Trent 6
Lucinda Viles 1
Mary Baldwin 2
Lewis Berry 1
John Riley 3
John Scalf Jr 5
Moses Johnson 4
Oma Trent 6
David Patterson 3
Thos Trent 2
David Trent 1
William Trent Sr 1
William Trent 2
Nehemiah Hurley 5

Alexander Trent 3
Iry Scalf 4
John Stubblefield 1
William Green 1
Thos Baker 3
Mary Baker 1

(Courtesy of Sharon Carter)

By1848 Robert had moved his family back to Kentucky where he owned two tracts of land; the value of each tract was $50. The family was living at Log Lick in Clay County.

1848 Clay County, Kentucky

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 50 acres
Value of each tract --- $100
Water Course --- Log Lick
Horses and mares --- 1

The 1850 tax list reveals that Robert owned two separate tracts of land, one in Clay County and one in Knox County.

1850 Clay County, Kentucky Tax List

Robert Scalf    Clay Co. KY
Robert Scalf    Knox Co. KY

Note that the oldest child (Malinda) on the 1850 census was born approximately1836 or 1837 with the other children being born after 1840. This does not correlate with the 1840 census concerning ages, and either the ages were incorrect on the census records, or four of the children from 1840 were gone in 1850. This does, however, correlate with the number of children in the home in 1840.

Malinda (1850 census) could have been one of the older females from the1840 census but there is no female of her age range in 1850 to match the 1840 census.  However, there were three females and two males in 1840 and this does correspond to the 1850 census. It is very possible that the ages were stated incorrectly in 1840. It is also possible that the children, Alexander and Polly, mentioned in Scalf Family History are correct and they had left home at this time. However, their ages would not correlate with the marriage date of Robert and Patsy. For this reason, we have more questions than answers concerning the older children of Robert and Patsy as reported in Scalf Family History.

One might conclude that Alexander and Polly were born between Malinda and Manerva and were not in the home in 1850. Alexander might have died but it is reported that Polly married John Payne; therefore, Polly should have been listed since she would have been no more than 10-12 years old in 1850 if born after Malinda.


1850    Clay CO KY              1 August 1850            Kentucky District

SCALF, Robert 33 1817 VA
          Martha 26 1818 KY
          Malinda 13 1837 KY
          Manerva   7 1843 KY
          Celey A.   6 1844 KY
          Greenberry   2 1848 KY
          William   2 1848 KY

Note that the 1850 census suggests that Greenberry and William were twins. However, their ages are different in 1860. No further records have been found to suggest they were twins and no family legend has been reported to suggest this. 

In 1850, a Lewis Jackson (age 46) was found with a daughter Martha in the home in Clay County, Kentucky.  It is unclear to the author exactly who this Lewis Jackson might have been. It is possible he was the father of Martha “Patsy” Jackson; however, Martha “Patsy” Jackson Scalf was listed in the home of her husband in 1850 and Martha listed with Lewis Jackson is four years younger than Martha (aka Patsy) in the home of Robert Scalf.

It is possible that Martha “Patsy” Jackson Scalf was in her own home with her husband, Robert, on August 1, 1850 where she was enumerated the first time, and was visiting her parents on August 5, 1850 where she was enumerated again; however, her age is off on this census if this is correct, and she was not listed under her married name. This is not a significant factor, however, because the enumerator likely knew she was Lewis’ daughter and simply listed her under Jackson. It is possible as well that she and Robert were having marital problems at that time, and she had returned home. 

 
1850 Clay CO KY                 5 August 1850            Kentucky District

JACKSON, Lewis 46 1804 VA
         Susan 38 1812 KY
         Sally A. 22 1828 KY
         Martha  18 1832 KY
         Roda 16 1834 KY
         Joice 14 1836 KY
         Perry 10 1840 KY
HUBBARD, Joseph   8 1842 KY

Robert was then found on the tax lists from 1851 through 1869 with the exception of a few years he was missing or the tax lists were missing. Robert had moved from Log Lick to Hammond Fork in Clay County. He also owned property in Knox County but the amount is not listed on this tax list.

1851 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf    - Clay
White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 100 acres
Value of each tract --- $150
Water Course --- Hammond Fork
Horses and mares --- 1

1851 - Robert Scalf   - Knox

We have no information from the tax lists of 1852 - 1857 other than Robert’s name. He is missing from the list in 1853 and 1855 but found listed in the Will of William Broughton in 1855 confirming that he was still in Kentucky.

1852 Knox Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

1853 – Robert is missing.

1854 – Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

1855 – Robert was missing from the tax list but mentioned in the will of William Broughton in this year.

In the will of William Broughton on January 15, 1855, Robert Scalf was listed as responsible for two notes. One note was for 16 bushels of salt with an unknown value, and the other note was valued at $1.00, which was due on March 9, 1844.

1856 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf – Knox – Clay

1857 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf – Clay – Knox

By 1858, Robert was gone from Hammond Fork and was living at Otter Creek where he owned 100 acres.

1858 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 100 acres
Value of land --- $300
Water Course --- Otter Creek

No information is stated other than the name on the 1859 and 1860 tax list; however, it is assumed that Robert was still living at Otter Creek.

1859 Clay Co. KY Tax List  - Bob Scalf

1860 Clay Co. KY Tax List  - Robert Scalf

By 1860, we find Martha Jackson Scalf listed as “Patsy” confirming that she did use Patsy as another name for Martha. 

Note that their son, Greenbury, was born in Tennessee about 1847 if his age is correct on the 1860 census. Robert was listed on the 1846 Hawkins County School Population Schedule but was not listed in 1847. However, if Greebury was born in Tennessee in 1847, this confirms that Robert and Patsy were still in Tennessee in this year and moving back to Kentucky by 1848 where Robert was found on the 1848 tax list.

Robert and Patsy had a total of nine children by 1860 according to census schedules.


1860    Clay County KY       28 July 1860   Manchester PO

SCALF, Robert 43 1817 VA
           Patsy 38 1822 Clay CO, KY
          Greenbury 13 1847 TN
          William 11 1849 Clay CO, KY
          Susan A.    8 1852 Clay CO, KY
          Robert   5 1855 Clay CO, KY
          Peter   3 1857 Clay CO, KY
          Britton   1 1859 Clay CO, KY


Robert was then found 1861- 1869 on the tax lists of Clay County, Kentucky. He was still living at Otter Creek and owned 100 acres.

1861 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 100 acres
Value of land --- $300
Water Course --- Otter Creek
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $75
Mules --- 1
Value of Mules --- $100

1862 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

A property deed found by Virgil Scalf reveals that Robert purchased land by three notes dated January 15, 1862 but had defaulted on the notes. In 1867 the property was sold to the highest bidder, which was D.Y. Lyttle (Little) (See deed further on in this chapter)

1863 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

Robert enlisted in the Union Army June 01, 1863, as a Private in Co. F of the 49th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged at Lexington, KY December 26, 1864. Robert’s son, Greenberry, also enlisted at the same time as his father, but is reported to have died at Camp Burnside.

1864 Clay Co. KY Tax List – Robert not listed on this tax list.

Robert was discharged from service December 26, 1864; however, in November of 1864, Robert applied for a patent on another piece of property, which he then sold in 1869 to William Keene.

Purchase was made for a warrant from the Clay County Court, which authorized a survey for the land in question.  After receiving the warrant and survey, the Land Office Division in Frankfort, Kentucky issued a patent on the tract of land to Robert under the County Court Orders Series.   This warrant, a 50-acre tract of land - Patent #36425, was surveyed on November 1, 1864 and granted to Robert on October 2, 1865.  It was located on Ground Hog Fork of Otter Creek in Clay County, Kentucky.  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


KENTUCKY LAND GRANT

Grantee:  Scalf, Robt
Acres:  50                        (Link to original document)
Book:  66
Page:  89
Survey Date:  11- 1-1864
County:  Clay
Watercourse:  Ground Hog Fk Otter Cr
Reference:  THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
Volume 1
Part 2
CHAPTER X. GRANTS IN THE COUNTY COURT ORDERS (1836-1924)
THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
page 1663

Robert was then found listed on the 1865 Clay County, Kentucky tax list.

1865 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1

1866 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1

1867 Tax List – Robert is again missing from the tax records in this year.  However, in this year the Sheriff of Clay County sold the property purchased in 1862.

According to the sale order, Robert had no personal property for security or bond for the property and owed a total of $69.44 on the property located on Goose Creek in Clay County, Kentucky. No doubt, the Civil War had taken its toll on Robert’s family.

THE LAND OF ROBERT SCALF IS SOLD BY SHERIFF OF CLAY COUNTY, KENTUCKY

This indenture made this 8th day of February 1867 between Thomas Cook Sheriff of Clay County in the State of Kentucky of the one part & D. Y. Lyttle of the County & State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that whereas of Duton May sued out of the Clerk’s office of the Clay Circuit Court three units of firafacious against the estate of Robert Scalf for the sum in the aggregate of 69 dollars & 44 cents each firafacious bearing date the 15th day of January 1862, returnable the first day of March 1862 which executious was directed to the Sheriff of said County & delivered to the said Thomas Cook who was there legally qualified & acting as Dept Sheriff for Asa Gilbert who was the High Sheriff of Clay County at the time & the said Deputy by virtue of said three firafations & one fee bill which has been placed in his hands by G. W. Price Clerk of the Clay Circuit Court levied the same on a certain piece or parcel of land on the estate of Robert Scalf he having no personal property & he failing to give bond & security for the payment of said debts the said Dept Sheriff as aforesaid in purcurance of said writs & ascending to the law of said State of Kentucky legally advertised & made known the same after having said parcel of land valued by Thomas Piuss? & Chilly? Hibbard under oath they being disinterested house keepers of Clay County not related to either party who valued said piece of land at one hundred & fifty dollars, the valuation is made in writing & returned with the executions & fee bill as a part of the return, the land sold not bringing two thirds of the valuation & not enough to pay the executions I levied on the redemption of the same after advertising the parse according to law & D. Y. Lyttle on the 8th day of February 1862 same being the first day of the February Term of the Clay County Court at the front door of the court house because the purchaser of said land by bidding the highest & best bid for said land vig?, to wit, fifty five dollars & afterwards on the 1st day of March Term 1862 after duly and recording to law & advertising the same on the first day of the March Term of the Clay County Court 1862 in the court house door  in the county aforesaid exposed to call at public or action, the redemption of said land as I had the land & whereas David Y. Lyttle bid the sum of fifteen dollars for the redemption right of said land making the sum of seventy dollars which he bid for said land & the redemption right of the same & no other person bidding so much as he did either for the land or the redemption right of the same, the same was publicly struck off to the said David Y. Lyttle & four years now having elapsed & the defendant in the execution Robert Scalf having failed to redeem said land or offer to redeem the same now to confirm the purchase of the lands aforesaid unto the said D. Y. Lyttle so as the aforesaid made according to law.

This indenture witnesseth that the said Thomas Cook High Sheriff of Clay County & superior of Asa Gilbert for & in consideration of the sum of seventy dollars to him in hand paid by the said D. Y. Lyttle by his arranging the sums with the plaintiff in the executions, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given, granted, bargained & sold conveyed & confirmed unto D. Y. Lyttle & by those present doth grant, bargain, sell & convey unto David Y. Lyttle & his heirs & assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situated in the county aforesaid on the waters of Goose Creek & bounded as follows: to wit, beginning at a black locust standing on the west side of the hill & a beech thence N33W12 poles to a beech & poplar thence North 62W40 poles to two chestnut oaks thence N27E30 poles to a chestnut oak thence N66E36 poles to two chestnut oaks thence N16E28 poles to an ash & dogwood thence N00S16 poles to a chestnut oak thence S65E75 poles to a stake thence S8W52 poles to a stake thence S79W167 poles to a stake thence North 50 poles to the beginning with the appurtenances to the same belonging with all the estate, right, title interest, property, claims & demands of the said Robert Scalf in & to the same or any part there of. To have & to hold the above described one hundred acres of land to the said David Y. Lyttle & his heirs forever in as full & ample an owner as I the said Thomas Cook by virtue of the authority aforesaid might or ought to convey the same. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this day & date above written.              Thomas Cook S.C.C.      

                                      State of Kentucky Clay County, Sct.

I, G. W. Price Clerk of the Clay Count Court do certify that the foregoing deed from Thomas Cook as Sheriff of Clay County to David Y. Lyttle was this date produced to me in my office & acknowledged by said Thomas Cook as Sheriff aforesaid to be his act and deed for the purpose there in mentions & ordered to record. Where upon said deed the same being duly stamped together with the foregoing certificate hath been duly recorded in my office. Given under my hand as Clerk aforesaid this the 8th day of December 1870.  G. W. Price Clerk C.C.C. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


Robert’s family was still living in Clay County in 1868 where he was listed on the tax list of that year and again in 1869.

1868 – Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1

1869 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1

On April 19, 1869, Robert sold to William Keene 50 acres on the Ground Hog Fork of Otter Creek in Clay County, Kentucky. According to this deed, Robert was still in Kentucky in April of 1869.


LAND DEED BETWEEN ROBERT SCALF & WILLIAM KEENE

This indenture made and entered into this 19 day of April 1869 by and between Robert Scalf and wife of the one part & Wm Keene of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of (blank) in hand paid the receipt whereof and is hereby acknowledged hath this day granted bargained and sold unto the said Wm Keene the following described tract of land situated in Clay County on the ground hog fork of otter creek and bounded as follows towit: beginning at two black gums and white oak and comes to a 50 acre survey made for Jack Parker thence with a line of said 50 acre survey N70W109 poles to 2 chestnut & oaks & a white oak on the point of a ridge thence S60W41 poles to a stake thence S30 poles to a stake thence N60E50 poles thence S76E106 poles to a stake thence N24 poles to the beginning said boundary is hereby in a patent from the commonwealth to said Scalf bearing date the 2nd day of October 1865 & here delivered to said Wm Keene. To have and to hold the land hereby conveyed unto said Keene and his heirs & the Robert Scalf hereby warrants the title of the aforesaid tract of land & appurtenances belonging unto the said Wm Keene his heirs & assigns forever free from the claims of himself his hers & all other persons whatsoever. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals the day and date first above written

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     his
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert  x Scalf    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  her
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Patsy x Scalf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mark  
State of Kentucky Clay County Sct.

I W. L. White Clerk Clay County Court certify that the forgoing deed from Robert Scalf & wife to Wm Keene was this day produced to me in my county & in due form of law acknowledged by said Scalf & wife to be there act & deed for the purposes therein mentioned & ordered to record whereupon said deed. The same being duty (blank) together with the foregoing certificate hath been duly recorded in my office

Given under my hand as clerk aforesaid this the 13th day of April 1864

                                                                                                                                                                                               W.L. White, clerk

(Link to original copy of deed, Part 1 & Part 2)

We have no way of knowing the exact date Robert and Patsy left Clay County, Kentucky; however, they appeared on the 1870 Benton County, Arkansas census by August of 1870. It appears that Robert and his family had left Kentucky sometime between April of 1869 and August of 1870. 

In 1870, Robert and Patsy were found living at Round Prairie Township in Benton County, Arkansas. This is the last record found for Robert and Martha “Patsy” Jackson Scalf.

Benton County, Arkansas is located in the extreme Northwest corner of Arkansas and borders both Missouri and Oklahoma. Some of the family of Robert and Patsy were found in Oklahoma and some in Missouri. However, a thorough search of census records of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri failed to reveal a census record for Robert and/or Patsy.

A descendent reported that both Robert and his son Greenbury were killed in the war; however, records reveal that only Greenbury had died. An excerpt from a letter written to Jonathan Harmon’s family by his aunt, Floretta Starnes, is listed here. Floretta had been told that both Robert and Greenbury had died in the war.

“Dear Earl, Vivian and family…. Decided to set down and write a few lines tonight… About family history – you can tell the boys that Mama’s dad, Great Brittain Scalf, was just a young boy during the civil war and lived on a southern plantation.  His dad and oldest brother, Green Berry Scalf, were both killed in the war...” (Excerpt from letter of Floretta Starnes –granddaughter of Great Britton Scalf – courtesy of Jonathan Harmon) 

Robert and Patsy were the parents of ten children by 1870 according to census records.


1870    Benton County Arkansas     11 August 1870          Round Prairie Township

SCALF, Robert 51 1819 VA
            Patsy 45 1825 KY
            Susan 19 1851 KY
            Robert 16 1854 KY
            Britton 10 1860 KY
            Samuel   8 1862 KY


It is unknown at this time if Robert died in Arkansas and Patsy remarried or what might have happened, but it does appear that something certainly happened 1870-1880 to split the family unit. 

Great Britton, his brother Robert, and brother William were found in Switzerland County, Indiana in 1880. Great Britton and Robert were living in the home of Louisa Ostrander. Their brother William was married at this time and living next door. The relationship of the Ostrander’s to the family (if any) is unknown at this time.


1880    Switzerland Co IN                11 June 1880

OSTRANDER, Louisa Head 56 1824 IN IN IN
SMITH, Martha            Daughter 32 1848 IN IN IN
              Harry   Son 10 1870 IN IN IN
OSTRANDER, Noah (Relationship not given) 25 1855 IN IN IN
SCALF, Britton (Relationship not given) 22 1858 KY KY KY
SCALF, Robert (Relationship not given) 27 1853 KY KY KY
MARZ, William (Relationship not given) 18 1862 KY KY KY


1880    Switzerland CO IN   11 June 1880

Living next door to Lousia Ostrander is William Scalf (son of Robert and Patsy).

SCALF, William Head 30 1850 KY    
              Mary Wife 27 1853 IN IN IN
              Julia Dau   9 1871 IN IN IN
              Cara Dau   6 1874 IN IN IN
              Robert Son   4 1876 IN IN IN
              Hugh     Son   2 1878 IN IN IN
              Ellenora Dau 1/12 May 1880 IN IN IN

Family legend reports that bushwhackers killed Robert Scalf around 1880.  If this is correct, this likely occurred in Arkansas and not Kentucky, as originally thought, for Robert was not found in Kentucky after 1869 and was living in Benton County, Arkansas in 1870. No further records were found for Robert or his wife Patsy and the author can only conclude that at least Robert died 1870-1880 and maybe Patsy as well. 


MALINDA SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson
Malinda<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Malinda Scalf, daughter of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson was born about 1837 in Clay County, Kentucky (1850 Clay County, KY census).

Very little is known of Malinda.  Scalf Family History, page 166 reports that Malinda Scalf married William Payne March 29, 1854 in Clay County, Kentucky. However, research of Virgil Scalf reports that Malinda and William were married March 19, 1854. William was 30 years old, a widower, and born in Tennessee.  Malinda Scalf was19 years old at the time of their marriage, single, and born in Clay County, KY. (Marriages of Clay County, KY)

William and Malinda were found on the census records of 1860 and 1870 in Clay County, Kentucky. Malinda’s parents (Robert and Patsy) left Clay County, Kentucky 1869-1870 but William and Malinda remained in Kentucky.

It has also been reported that Malinda had a child out of wedlock and that she died shortly after his birth. However, records reveal that Malinda was living in 1900. Richard Holland is reported to have been the father of her son, Pharris.

Cliff Holland, a descendent of Richard Holland and his wife Ellen, states, “when Richard and Ellen Holland were ready to move, Malinda made Richard take Pharris with them and Richard and Ellen Holland adopted Pharis.”

The author has been unable to determine with any amount of certainty that this was the same Malinda Scalf, daughter of Robert Scalf. The child in question (Pharis Holland) was born 1869-1870 according to census records.  

It was stated that Richard and Ellen Harris Holland adopted Pharis, son of Malinda Scalf. Richard Holland and wife Ellender (Ellen) were found on the 1870 Leslie County, Kentucky census with several children in the home. Pharis was not in the home on this census but appeared in the home in 1880. His calculated birth date is 1870.

By 1880, Richard Holland was listed with wife Ellen and their children; however, Pharris Holland is now in the home and is the same age as Richard’s son, William, certainly suggesting that Pharis was not the son of Richard and Ellen.  Both Pharis and William were born about 1870 according to this census. William and Pharis were not twins, however, because Pharris was not listed with the family until 1880.


1870 Clay CO KY     22 August 1870          Dist. 32 – Precinct 4 – Manchester

HOLLAN, Richard M 34 1836 TN
            Ellender F 34 1836 KY
            James M   6 1864 KY
            Dlila  F   4 1866 KY
            Jackson  M   1 1869 KY
            William M 7/12 Feb 1870 KY


NOTE: A Richard and Margarette Holland were living in household #129. Richard was 70 and his wife Margarettte was 72. Both were born in North Carolina. This may or may not be the parents of Richard Holland.

1880 Leslie CO KY               22 June 1880

Holland, Richard Head 47 1833 TN NC NC
           Ellen Wife 47 1833 TN NC NC
           James Son 16 1864 KY TN TN
           Delilia     Dau 14 1866 KY TN TN
           Jackson    Son 12 1868 KY TN TN
           Pharis Son 10 1870 KY TN TN
           William Son 10 1870 KY TN TN
           Mary J. Dau   8 1872 KY TN TN
           Tennessee Dau   7 1873 KY TN TN
           Felix Son   3 1877 KY TN TN
HOWARD, Cloah Sister in law 21 1859 KY VA NC

On the 1870 census of the Richard Holland household, William Holland (son of Richard and Ellen Holland) was born in February of 1870 and was 10 years old in 1880. Pharis was not listed in this home in 1870 but appears there in 1880 at the same age as William. Pharis was listed under the surname of Holland in 1880.

If Pharis was born in 1869, he most certainly was living with someone until 1880; however, he does not appear in the home of Malinda Scalf Payne on the 1870 census. We have been unable to find Pharis listed in the home of any of the Scalf or Payne family on the 1870 census records of Kentucky at this time.

In fact, a thorough search of the census records has failed to produce Pharris Holland at all in 1870. He should have been in the home of someone in 1870 according to his stated birth date. Therefore, we cannot determine if Pharis was the son of this Malinda Scalf Payne, or the son of someone else. We cannot confirm that he was born 1869-1870. If he was born in 1870, however, he might have been born after the enumeration of the 1870 census and this would explain why he could not be found in 1870.  

Pharis Holland appears to have left Kentucky after the enumeration of the 1880 census according to information from Cliff Holland.  Pharis married his first wife Gracie Mary Roberts 1885 in Arkansas. This calculates his age to have been around 16 years old when he married Gracie. He was found living in Madison County, Arkansas in 1900 and Lincoln County, Oklahoma in 1910. His first wife had died and he had remarried.

The census records of 1860 and 1870 Clay County, Kentucky show that there were five children in the home of William Payne and Malinda Scalf; however, these children were from a second marriage of William Payne to Nancy Phillips.

A listing for the marriage date and children of William Payne and Nancy Phillips was found at Ancestry.com. However, the author believes there might be a mistake on the birth date of their daughter Rebecca. She is listed with a birth date of May 6, 1854. This would have been after the marriage of William Payne to Malinda Scalf since William and Malinda married in March of 1854 according to Kentucky Marriages.

Note that an older son, Jacob, who appears on the 1850 and 1860 census of Clay County is not listed on this record. The contributor of this information also states a birth date for Malinda Scalf of March 6, 1834 for which we cannot deny or confirm; however, her parents were not married at this time.

Note the different birth dates of Malinda Payne and the marriage date of William Payne and Malinda Scalf.

Marriage: 1 Nancy Phillips born 1822 in Kentucky

Married:  2 MAY 1844 in Knox Co Kentucky

Children:

      1) Malinda Payne born 1848 in KY

2) John Payne born 1852 in KY

3) Rebecca Payne born 6 May 1854.

Another record for William Payne also from Ancestry lists the following:

Marriage 1 Sarah A. Hoskins b: ABT 1813 in Of, Harlan, Kentucky

Children

  1. Payne b: ABT 1835 in Clay, Kentucky
  2. Payne b: ABT 1837 in Knox, Kentucky
  3. Payne b: ABT 1839 in Knox, Kentucky


Marriage 2 Nancy Phipps b: 1822 in Grainger, Tennessee

Children

  1. Jacob Payne b: 1846 in Clay, Kentucky
  2. Sarah Malinda Payne b: Jul 1848 in Clay, Kentucky
  3. John Payne b. 1851 in Clay, Kentucky
  4. Rebecca Payne b.13 May 1853 in Clay, Kentucky

Marriage 3 Malinda Scalf b: Mar 1834 in Clay, Kentucky

Sources:

  1. Title: United States 1840 census
    Page: Knox, Kentucky
    Note: age 20-30 has 3 sons one age 5 and 2 under 5 (listed as william H.) living in neighborhood of his father Joesph and brother Joseph E.
  2. Title: United States 1880 Census
    Publication: Familysearch.org
    Page: Big Creek, Clay, Kentucky
    Note: age 64 living with John
  3. Title: United States 1850 census
    Page: Clay, Kentucky
    Note: age 28
  4. Title: United States 1860 census
    Page: Clay, Kentucky
    Note: age 37
  5. Title: Marriage Records
  6. Title: Marriage Records
    Page: of Clay, Kentucky  (Ancestry.com)

William Payne and wife Nancy were enumerated on the 1850 census of Clay County, Kentucky.

The information above suggests that William Payne had married first in 1834 to Sarah A. Hoskins and had three children born 1835-1837. He then married Nancy Phillips or Phipps in 1844 and had five more children. He then married Malinda Scalf in 1854. The author cannot verify the marriage to Mary Hoskins, nor the children due to the names not being listed on census records prior to 1850. Children from the first marriage do not appear to be in the home of William Payne after his marriage to Nancy.


1850 Clay County

PAYNE, William M 28 1822 TN
          Nancy F 28 1822 TN
          Jacob    4 1846 KY
          Malinda F   2 1848 KY


1860 Clay CO KY                             4 June 1860                Manchester
 

PAYNE, William M 37 1823 TN
           Malinda F 22 1838 Clay CO, KY
           Jacob M 13 1847 Clay CO, KY
           Malinda F 11 1849 Clay CO, KY
           John M   8 1852 Clay CO, KY
           Rebecca F   7 1853 Clay CO, KY


The 1870 Clay County census reveals the same children as the 1860 census with the same approximate ages; however, John from the 1860 census is missing. He would have been 18 in 1870 and had probably left home shortly before the enumeration of the census. John was found as head of house in 1880 married to Bittie Bright.  Peter, the last child listed in 1870 was born about 1857 suggesting he was the first child of William and Malinda.

The son of Ceely Ann Scalf and Duton May was also living in the home of William and Malinda Scalf Payne in 1870 indicating that one or both of his parents had died. However, his mother (Ceely Ann Scalf May) was found still living in 1880.


1870 Clay CO KY                             20 September 1870                Manchester
 

PAYNE, William M 50 1810 KY
            Mahaha F 35 1835 KY (Malinda)
            Jacob M 24 1846 KY
            Malinda F 22 1848 KY
            Rebecca F 18 1852 KY
            Peter M 13 1857 KY
MAY, Willis M   4 1866 KY (son of Duton May and Ceely Scalf May)


William and Malinda were found on the 1880 census in the home of John Payne and wife, Bittie Bright Payne. John Payne was the son of William Payne and his second wife, Nancy Phillips. Bittie’s father, John Bright, was also in the home.


1880 Clay CO KY                 9 June 1880                            Big Creek

PAYNE, John Head 28 1852 KY KY KY
            Bittie Wife 29 1851 KY KY KY
BRIGHT, John Father 84 1796 KY NC NC
PAYNE, William T. Father 64 1816 KY NC NC
             Malinda Wife 45 1835 KY KY KY


In 1900, William Payne and Malinda Scalf Payne were living in the home of a grandson, William Tuttle. William and Malinda were not found after 1900; however, it is possible that William died and Malinda remarried or moved. It is also possible that both William and Malinda had died.

1900 Knox CO, KY              15 June 1900              District 1         Barbourville

TUTTLE, William Head 22 Sep 1877 KY KY KY
          Ellen Wife 31 Jul 1868 KY KY KY
          Rosie B. Dau   1 Jun 1899 KY KY KY
PAIN, William G-father 87 Feb 1813 TN TN TN
         Malinda     G-mother 66 Mar 1834 KY TN KY

The above records reveal that Malinda Scalf and her husband William Payne remained together at least until the 1900 census was enumerated. Only one child can be confirmed as the child of William and Malinda. This was Peter Payne listed on the 1880 census with a calculated birth date of 1857.

If Pharis were the child of Malinda Scalf Payne, then he would have been the child of an extramarital affair considering his birth date, and the fact that Malinda was with her husband, William Payne, from 1860 through 1900.

No records have been found to confirm or deny the validity of this at this time; however, the family of Pharis Holland is presented below in the event that it can be confirmed that Malinda Scalf Payne was the mother of Pharis Holland.


PHARRIS H. HOLLAND
Son of
Richard Henry Holland, Jr. & Milinda Scalf
Pharris Holland<Malinda Scalf Payne<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


 Pharris H. Holland, son of Richard Holland and possibly Malinda Scalf Payne, was born November 26, 1869 in Clay County, Kentucky. (Cliff Holland)

 It is suggested that Malinda Scalf Payne was the mother of Pharris Holland; however, the author cannot confirm or deny this information at this time and would be interested in hearing from any descendents of this line concerning Malinda and Pharris.

Pharris has been found with various spellings of his name. The author has chosen to use the spelling of Pharris, as stated by a descendent, Cliff Holland.  .

Cliff Holland submitted the following information concerning the family of Pharris H. Holland. Descendents submitted by Cliff Holland can be found at the following link.

(Link to descendents of Pharris Holland)

“Pharris H Holland was born on 26 Nov 1869 in Clay Co, Kentucky. He died on 9 Apr 1925 in Stroud, Lincoln Co, Oklahoma. He was buried in Apr 1925 in Stroud, Lincoln Co, Oklahoma. He was related to his parents by adoption. He had other parents.

Pharris is the Bastard son of Richard Henry Holland Jr. and Milinda Scalf. When Richard and Ellender were ready to move, Milinda Scalf made Richard take Pharris with them. Milinda Scalf did not go with them. Richard and Ellender are said to have adopted Pharris and raised him with their other children. There was no bastard bond for Pharris. So we do not know when he came to live with Richard and Ellender. He may have come when he was still a baby. Please note that the Bastard Bond is when the father makes payment to the mother for support. It is not a bad name, but that was what it was called in those days. It is something like our child support of today. 

Pharris married (1) Gracie Mary Roberts in 1885 in Arkansas. Gracie was born in 1869 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas. She died in 1894 in Madison Co, Arkansas. She was buried in 1894.

They had the following children:

  1. Joseph E Holland was born on 27 Aug 1886. He died on 27 Feb 1950.
  2. Eller Holland.
  3. Ellen Ella was born in Jan 1890 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas. She died on 4 Mar 1936. She was buried in Mar 1936.
  4. Kit Holland was born in 1893 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas.
  5. Emily Holland was born in Jul 1894 in Arkansas. She died on 2 Jan 1994.
  6. Charlie Holland was born in 1894 in Madison Co, Arkansas. He died in 1894 in Madison Co, Arkansas.  The cause of death was Died at birth.. He was buried in 1894 in Madison
      Co,  Arkansas.

Pharris married (2) Malicia Alice Jane Smith daughter of Simon Peter Smith IV and Nancy Edney Fuller in 1894 in Madison Co, Arkansas. Malicia was born on 20 Feb 1880 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas. She died on 7 Sep 1965 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma. She was buried in Sep 1965.

They had the following children:

  7. Ella Holland was born on 24 Jan 1888. She died on 4 Mar 1936.
  8. Irene Holland was born on 14 May 1895 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas. She died on 11 Dec 1977. She was buried in Dec 1977.
  9. Albert Harold Holland was born on 27 Jun 1897. He died on 11 Dec 1977.
10. Linda Holland was born on 16 Sep 1901 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas.
11. Charlie Holland was born on 9 Jun 1902.
12. Marby Holland was born on 26 Feb 1909.
13. Della Marie Holland was born on 2 Apr 1911.
14. Grace Holland was born on 7 Oct 1914.
15. Lee Holland was born on 2 Mar 1916.
16. Augusta Holland was born on 31 Aug 1919.
17. Juanita Holland was born on 3 Jul 1922.”

In 1897, Pharris Holland made entry on 150.76 acres at Harrison, Arkansas.

Name: Pharris Holland
Land Office: HARRISON
Document Number: 10958
Total Acres: 150.76
Misc. Doc. Nr.: 18961
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 23 Jan 1897
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original
Land Description: 1 W½NW 5TH PM No13 N23 W18
2 SENW 5TH PM No13 N23 W18
3 NESW 5TH PM No13 N23 W18   

(Link to copy of Land Office Record)   (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


The following census records of Pharris Holland records were found. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1900 Madison CO AR          9 June 1900                Boston Township

HOLLAND, Pharis H. Head 28 Nov 1871 KY TN KY Married 4 years
              Malisy Wife 20 Feb 1880 AR AR TX 2 children born, 2 living
              Eler Dau 10 Dec 1889 AR KY KY  
              Joseph Son   8 Aug 1891 AR KY KY  
              Cittie Dau   7 Jan 1893 AR KY KY  
              Emily Dau   5 Jul 1894 AR KY KY  
              Ara Son   3 May 1897 AR KY AR  

Note that “Ara” listed in 1900 is listed as a son and then in 1910 is listed as a daughter.

1910 Lincoln CO OK                        16-19 April 1910        Union Township

HOLLAND, Phairs H. Head 40 1870 KY KY KY  
            Malissia Wife 30 1880 AR AR TX 6 children born, 6 living
            Joseph E. Son 19 1891 AR KY KY  
            Kitty  Dau 17 1893 AR KY KY  
            Emma Dau 14 1896 AR KY KY  
            Arie Dau 12 1898 AR KY AR (Son or daughter?)
            Albert Son 10 1900 AR KY AR  
            Malinda Dau   8 1902 AR KY AR  
            Charley Son   6 1904 AR KY AR  
            Ellen Dau   3 1907 OK KY AR  
            Mandy Dau   1 1909 OK KY AR  


1920 Lincoln CO OK                        2 January 1920          North Keokuk Township

HOLLAND, Phrlis N. Head 52 1868 KY KY KY
            Malissa Wife 39 1881 AR AR AR
            Albert Son 20 1900 AR KY AR
            Lindy Dau 18 1902 AR KY AR
            Charlie Son 16 1904 AR KY AR
            Ellen Dau 14 1906 OK KY AR
            Marby Dau 11 1909 OK KY AR (Mandy)
            Della Dau   8 1912 OK KY AR
            Gracy Dau   6 1914 OK KY AR
            Leo Son   4 1916 OK KY AR
            Gusta Dau 4/12 1919 OK KY AR



JOSEPH E. HOLLAND
Son of
Pharris Holland & Gracie Mary Roberts
Joseph Holland<Pharris Holland<Malinda Scalf <Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Joseph E. Holland, son of Pharris Holland and Gracie Mary Roberts, was born August 27, 1886 (Cliff Holland)

Joseph and his family were found on the 1920 and 1930 census of Lincoln County and Carter County, Oklahoma respectively. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Information on Pharris Holland and family courtesy of Cliff Holland)

No further information is known of this family.


1920 Lincoln CO OK            12 January 1920                        South Fox Township

HOLLAND, Joe Head 28 1892 AR KY KY
         Ada Wife 24 1896 AR KY KY
         Elmer Son 3 7/12 1916 AR AR AR
         Lee Son   2 1818 OK AR AR
         Van Son 2/12 1919 OK AR AR


1930 Carter CO OK                            9 April 1930                Berwyn Township

HOLLAND, Joe Head 39 1891 AR KY KY
          Ada Wife 35 1895 OK TN IL
          Elmer Son 13 1917 OK AR OK
          Lee Son 12 1918 OK AR OK
          Van    Son 10 1920 OK AR OK
          Opal Dau   8 1922 OK AR OK
          Dorothy Dau   6 1924 OK AR OK
          Jewell Dau   4 1926 OK AR OK
          Emeral Son   2 1928 OK AR OK
          Mazie Dau 1/12 1930 OK AR OK

 

ELLA HOLLAND
Daughter of
Pharris Holland & Gracie Mary Roberts
Ella Holland<Pharris Holland<Malinda Scalf Payne<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Ellen (Ella) Holland, daughter of Pharris Holland and Gracie Mary Roberts, was born 1890 in Boston (Madison Co) Arkansas and died March 4, 1936. (Cliff Holland)

Ellen married Simeon A. Smith and this family was found in Lincoln County, Oklahoma 1910-1920. The family was then living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1930. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Please note that Ellen is listed above in the data from Cliff Holland as the daughter of Pharris Holland and Gracie Mary Roberts. She is also listed as the daughter of Pharris and his second wife, Malicia Alice Jane Smith. It is unclear to the author if this was a mistake or if Pharris named two daughters Ellen; however, both appear to have different birth dates but death dates are the same.


1910 Lincoln CO OK                            16 April 1910                        Union Township

SMITH, Sem A. Head 26 1884 AR AR TX  
           Ellen Wife 20 1890 AR KY KY 1 child born, 1 living
           Roy Son 3/12 1910 OK AR AR  


1920 Lincoln CO OK                            2 January 1920                North Keokuk Township

SMITH, Simeon Head 34 1886 AR UKN UKN
        Ella Wife 28 1892 AR KY KY
        Roy Son 10 1910 OK AR AR
        Lena Mae Dau 4 3/12 1915 OK AR AR
        Jasper Son 1 8/12 1918 OK AR AR


1930 Tulsa CO OK                        2 April 1930                Tulsa

SMITH, Simon A. Head 43 1887 AR VA US
         Ellen  Wife 41 1889 AR KY KY
         Lena M. Dau 14 1916 OK AR AR
         Jasper Son 11 1919 OK AR AR
         Delmer Son   9 1921 OK AR AR
         Claude H. Son   6 1924 OK AR AR

(Information on the family and descendents of Richard and Ellen Holland courtesy of Cliff Holland – Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

MANERVA JANE SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson
Manerva<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Manerva Jane Scalf was born April 15, 1842 in Clay County, KY, and died 1907 in MO.  She married George Washington Smith on May 15, 1858 in Slip Gap, KY, son of Hugh Smith and Malinda Wagoner.  George was born January 01, 1840 in KY, and died 1888 in MO.  Manerva and George are buried at Harvey Cemetery, LaRussell, MO. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

Links to Marriage Records of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf  Marriage Bond & Marriage License (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Pat Pennington, wife of Marvin Pennington (great grandson of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf) submitted information on the family and descendants of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf via email during September and October of 2001.

In a letter dated September 27, 2001, Pat states the following:

“Dear Margaret

This is what my husband was told several times by his mother and grandmother, Linda (Smith) Pippin and Vivian Parks. That Manerva Jane Scalf was Indian and George Washington Smith traded horses for her. This is a copy of a letter that Vivian McDonald-Parks wrote to us:  My Father Henry McDonald son of Sara Jane Smith and Robert McDonald said his Grandfather George Washington Smith bought Manerva Jane Scalf an Indian girl as his wife. I have heard she was Cherokee. Granddaughter of Sarah Jane Smith and Robert McDonald wrote a letter saying her grandparents always told her that George W. Smith bought Manerva J. Scalf with horses. Then he died while in the in the army, she was denied of her husbands army pension because she was Indian, but she was finally awarded $8.00 a month.” (Marvin and Pat Pennington)

 

Photograph - courtesy of Roger Teters

 

Children of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf: (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

     1) Isaac Smith born January 9, 1864, Clay County, Kentucky; died October 12, 1923 at Reeds Missouri.
     2)
 Greenberry Smith.
     3)
 Sarah Jane Smith.
     4)
 Alexander Smith.
     5)
 William Smith.
     6)
 James Alexander Smith.
     7)
 Elizabeth Smith.
     8)
 Anna Susan Smith.
     9)
 John W. Smith.
   10)
 Marion Dempsy Smith.


Another email from Pat Pennington dated 10/03/07:

“Dear Margaret

This is from the book that Linda Smith Pippin put together on the Smiths from Kentucky to Missouri. The young couple George Washington and Manerva Jane were referred to as Wash and Jane, they were married in Slip Gap, Kentucky, by G. W. Smith, could not find them to be related but would think they were some how. The marriage is recorded in Manchester (Clay Co) Kentucky. I know by their affidavits on record Wash grew up with Anderson and Flemmon Keen, and after the war worked for Anderson Keen. These men stated they knew Wash to be a stout rugged man prior to the war, but after joining the 47th Kentucky Infantry (Confederacy) and mustering out a year later Wash suffered with chronic diarrhea and was about half disabled. By the time Wash and Jane had moved to Indiana with their four oldest boys who were born in Kentucky, Jane not being able to read or write, had others to record in her Bible birth dates and places of her children, and were kept well with the excption of her own birth date, as well as Wash’s. Jane’s records were different from the census of 1850, Wash in the home of his parents was age six, and Jane was seven. In 1860 the census gives their ages the same. In 1870 they arrive in Sullivan Co. Indiana giving the age of Wash two years older than Jane, again in 1880 Indiana, Wash was seven years older so you see they had lost track, for this reason I believe the older dates to be more correct and that Wash was a year younger than Jane or the same age. Isaac married to Lucretia Keen daughter of William Keen and Retta Smith Keen. Possibly Lucrecia was a sister to the two Keen boys Wash grew up with. In 1870 their property was valued at one hundred dollars, not bad for a poor man in those times. A couple of years later their little girl Elizabeth under two years old died, and the same year Anna Susan was born, they moved to Missouri between the births of Marion born in Indiana and Samuel (Jack) born in Missouri. Wash went to work for Fred Reed a short time before his death in 1888. Jane then left with five children at home, it was another year before she received the eight dollar a month pension from Wash’ Infantry time. James was said to have taken care of his mother and brothers and sister, as he was the eldest left at home at the time of Wash’s death. At the time of the Smith’s move to Reeds, Reeds was a bustling City complete with Rail-Road Station supplying transportation and commodities. Reeds was growing into the late forties with a bank, three grocery stores, a drug store, a Doctor, a cannery, a casket factory, and a feed mill. At the loss of the passenger train the City lost its vigor. Wash and Jane as well as Jane’s sister and some of theirs are buried in Harvey Cemetery north east of Reeds on F Highway. By now Reeds only has a Post Office and a Church.” (Pat and Marvin Pennington)

The author believes the sister of Manerva Jane mentioned by Pat Pennington was Susan Scalf Bickford.

The direct line of Marvin Pennington is highlighted in the writings below.

    
1860 Clay CO KY                 7 June 1860                Manchester 

SMITH, Washington M 24 1836 KY
             Minerva F 24 1836 KY


The 1870 census of Sullivan County, Indiana shows Greenberry as the first child born to George W. and Manerva Scalf Smith; however, family records state Isaac was the oldest child.

1870 Sullivan CO IN             25 July 1870               Cass Township

SMITH, George W. M 32 1838 KY
            Manerva J. F 30 1840 KY
            Greenberry M   9 1861 KY
            Isaac M   8 1862 KY
            Alexander M   5 1865 KY
            William M   3 1867 KY

 
1880 Sullivan CO IN             14 June 1880              Cass Township

SMITH, Wash Head 46 1834 KY KY KY
            Jane Wife 39 1841 KY KY KY
            Green Son 19 1861 KY KY KY
            Ike Son 17 1863 KY KY KY
            Alex Son 14 1866 KY KY KY
            William Son 12 1868 KY KY KY
            Jane Dau   9 1871 IN KY KY
            James Son   6 1874 IN KY KY
            Susan Dau   3 1877 IN KY KY
            John Son 10/12 May 1879 IN KY KY

George Washington Smith had died 1880-1900 and Manerva Jane Scalf Smith was living in Jasper County, Missouri with four children in the home. Florine was the wife of Manerva’s son, John Smith.   

1900 Jasper CO MO       20 June 1900               Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, M.J. Head 57 Jun 1842 TN KY KY   Widower
       James Son 27 Mar 1873 KY KY KY  
       John Son 19 Jun 1880 KY KY KY Married less than a year
       Marrion  Son 16 Jul 1883 KY KY KY  
       Dempsy Son 13 Sep 1886 KY KY KY  
       Florine Dau in law 17 Aug 1882 IL TN KY Married less than a year with no children

Note:  I have always been under the impression that the Washington Smith who married Manerva Scalf was the son of Milton Smith and first wife Sally Smith and that George Washington Smith (son of Hugh and Malinda) married Martha Hobbs.

I still believe this is more likely the marriage for the son of Milton Smith and Sally Smith. The children from this marriage did not have the best of lives growing up.   They went through what was a very difficult and drawn out divorce between their parents, which lasted several years. Milton appears to have had 3 children with his second wife before they were married and I can see all this as a good reason for Washington to want to move far from all those memories. – Richard Holt (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


 

GREENBERRY MANUEL SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
Greenberry Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Greenberry Manuel Smith, son of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf, was born January 9, 1862 in Kentucky, and died August 14, 1935 in Reeds Missouri.

Note:  Greenberry Manuel Smith had two children by his first wife and three children by his second wife.  He lived and raised his family in Reeds, MO. He was said to be one of the finest shingle makers in the area. Green died at the age of 73 and is buried in Harvey Cemetery. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

Birth: 9 JAN 1862
Death: 14 AUG 1935 in Reeds Missouri (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to death certificate of Greenberry Manuel Smith)

(Link to death certificate of Cora Frances Smith)


1900 Jasper CO MO             21 June 1900              Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Greenvill Head 38 Jul 1861 KY KY KY  
             Hannah Wife 37 Mar 1863 KY KY KY 11 children born, 2 living
             Flora? Dau   8 Aug 1891 KY KY KY  
             Lottie Dau   4 Dec 1895 KY KY KY  

Note: The Greenvill Smith in 1900 appears to be Greenberry, but there is some doubt.  


1910 Jasper CO MO             25 April 1910             Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Green M. Head 50 1860 KY KY KY Widower
              Charles Son 12 1898 OK KY MO  
              Rosie E. Dau 10 1900 MO KY MO  


1920 Jasper CO MO             22 & 23 January 1920           Sarcoxie Township 

SMITH, Green Head 55 1865 IN KY KY
         Cora Wife 35 1885 IL MS IL
         Clarence M.  Son   8 1912 MO IN IL
         Waneta Dau   6 1914 MO IN IL
         Amos  Son 2 7/12 1917 MO IN IL


1930 Jasper CO MO             15 April 1930             Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Manuel G. Head 69 1861 KY KY KY
            Cora F. Wife 49 1881 MO MO MO
            Clarence Son 19 1911 MO KY MO
            Juanita K. Dau 17 1913 MO KY MO
            Amos C. Son 12 1918 MO KY MO

 

ISAAC S. SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Isaac S. Smith, son of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf, was born January 09, 1863 in Clay County, KY, and died October 12, 1923 in Reeds, Missouri.  He married Luiza Lucretia Keen.  She was born March 28, 1854, and died October 12, 1923.  Isaac and Luiza are also buried at Harvey Cemetery in LaRussell, Missouri. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

(Link to death certificate of Isaac Smith)

(Link to death certificate of Lucrentia Keen Smith)

Children of Isaac Smith and Luiza Keen:

     1) Minnie Manerva Smith born. August 12, 1882, Sullivan, IN and died December 18, 1965 in Wichita, KS. Minnie married Dave Clevenger.
     2)
 Marshall Nelson Smith was born October 02, 1884 and died December 09, 1965.  He married (1) Nola (maiden name unknown)  (2) Hattie Sloan Zellers born December 26, 1900 and died September 15, 1966.
     3)
 Jessie Francis Smith born February 11, 1887 and died August 06, 1890.
     4)
 Florence Elnora Smith born October 04, 1889 and died January 30, 1974.  Married Louie Schmidly born September 13, 1887.
     5)
 Maggie Jeniva Smith born January 17, 1892, Jasper Co. MO and died 1974. Married Bill McDonald born August 26, 1888 and died December 25, 1962.
     6)
 Leta Luiza Smith born June 27, 1894 and died July 24, 1972. Married Lorenzo Daw Glenn born April 03, 1894 and died January 22, 1952.
     7)
 Loren Gilbert Smith born January 20, 1897 at Reeds, MO.  Married Lodema Henry born August 01, 1899, Bowers Hill Comm. LaRussell, MO.
     8)
 Floyd Wilbur Smith born. July 20, 1899 and died November 28, 1962, Carthage, MO.
     9)
 Ola Marie Smith born June 29, 1901and died December 1975.
   10)
 Lonnie Edgar Smith born September 26, 1903 and died November 10, 1903. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)


1900 Jasper CO MO             20 June 1900              Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Isaac Head 39 Mar 1861 IN KY KY  
         Cresia Wife 39 May 1861 KY KY KY 8 children born, 7 living
         Minnie Dau 17 Aug 1882 IN IN KY  
         Marshal Son 15 Oct 1884 IN IN KY  
         Nora Dau 12 Oct 1888 MO IN KY  
         Maggie Dau   8 Jun 1891 MO IN KY  
         Leeta Dau   5 May 1895 MO IN KY  
         Loren Dau?   3 Jun 1896 MO IN KY  
         Floyd Son   1 May 1899 MO IN KY  
BRNGH, John Boarder 40 Aug 1859 TN  -   -  


1910 Jasper CO MO             2 May 1910                Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Iac Head 48 1862 KY KY KY
        Cresey Wife 45 1865 KY KY KY
        Maggie Dau 18 1892 MO KY KY
        Letta Dau 15 1895 MO KY KY
        Loren Son 13 1897 MO KY KY
        Floyd  Son 11 1899 MO KY KY
        Marie Dau   9 1901 MO KY KY


1920 Jasper CO MO             17 & 19 January 1920                       Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Isaac S. Head 57 1863 KY KY KY
            Lresey Wife 56 1864 KY KY KY
            Floyd W. Son 20 1900 MO KY KY
            Ola Marie Dau 18 1902 MO KY KY

 (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

MARSHALL S. SMITH
Son of
Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Marshall<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 
Marshall S. Smith, son of Isaac Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen was born about 1886 in Missouri. Marshall and his family were found living in Jasper County, Missouri 1910-1930. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1910 Jasper CO MO             2 & 5 May 1910                     Sarcoxie Township
 

SMITH, Marshal Head 25 1885 MO MO MO  
             Nola Wife 22 1888 MO IN IN 3 children born, 3 living
             Opal Dau   5 1905 MO MO MO  
             Frances Dau   4 1906 MO MO MO  
             Lela Dau   1 1909 MO MO MO  


1920 Jasper CO MO             7 - 12 January 1920               Madison Township

SMITH, Marshall Head 35 1885 MO MO MO
            Hattie Wife 21 1899 MO MO MO
            Opal Dau 14 1906 MO MO MO
            Francis Son 13 1907 MO MO MO
            Lela Dau 11 1909 MO MO MO
            Walter    Son   3 1917 MO MO MO
Wesmorlan, William Boarder 20 1900 LA MO MO


1930 Jasper CO MO             25 April 1930             Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Marshall S. Head 45 1885 MO KY KY
              Hattie Wife 32 1898 MO MO MO
              Francis Son 22 1908 MO MO MO
              Walter Son 13 1917 MO MO MO
              Lulu Dau 10 1920 MO MO MO

  

MAGGIE SMITH
Daughter of
Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Maggie Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 
Maggie Smith, daughter of Isaac Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen was born about 1892 in Missouri. Maggie married James William McDonald and this family was found living in Jasper County, Missouri in 1920 and 1930. On the 1930 census, the middle initial of appears as (M) for James William McDonald. 


1920 Jasper CO MO             22 January 1920                    Sarcoxie Township

MCDONALD, James W. Head 31 1889 MO MO MO
               Maggie Wife 28 1892 MO KY KY
               Marcell Dau 4 1/12 1916 MO MO MO


1930 Jasper CO MO             25 April 1930             Sarcoxie Township

MCDONALD, William M. Head 41 1889 MO MO MO
              Maggie Wife 38 1892 MO IN IN
              Marcell  Dau 14 1916 MO MO MO

            

LOREN SMITH
Son of
Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Loren Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Loren Smith, son of Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen was born about 1897-1898 in Missouri. Loren and family were found living in Jasper County, Missouri 1920 and 1930. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf) 


1920 Jasper CO MO             17 & 19 January 1920                       Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Loren G. Head 22 1898 MO KY KY
          Lodema E. Wife 20 1900 MO MO MO


1930 Jasper CO MO             17 April 1930             Marion Township

SMITH, Lora G. Head 33 1897 MO IN IN
           Lodema  Wife 30 1900 MO MO MO
           Lawrence G.  Son 10 1920 MO MO MO
           Dale R. Son   7 1923 MO MO MO
           Grace L. Dau 2 9/12 1927 MO MO MO

 

 FLOYD WILBUR SMITH
Son of
Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Floyd Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Floyd Wilbur Smith, son of Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen, was born July 20, 1899, and died November 28, 1962 in Carthage, MO.  He married Betty Ellen McDonald, daughter of Robert McDonald and Sarah Smith.  Betty was born July 04, 1902, and died in Joplin, MO. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

Children of Floyd Smith and Betty McDonald:

     1) Clifford Smith born May 07, 1920, Reeds, MO and died December 18, 1984, Joplin, MO.  Clifford married Lavern Mills January 04, 1944, Columbus, KS. She was born June 15, 1923, Christian Co. MO.
     2)
 Alma Marguritte Smith, born June 28, 1922, Reeds, MO and died November 27, 1989 at Carthage Missouri. Alma married James Edward Pennington born October 19, 1921, Stotts City, MO. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)
     3)
 Floyd D. Smith.


Floyd and Bettie were found with their children living in Jasper County, Missouri in 1930. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1930 Jasper CO MO             28 April 1930             Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Floyd Head 30 1900 MO IN IN
          Bettie   Wife 28 1902 MO MO MO
          Clifford Son   9 1921 MO MO MO
          Margaret A. Dau   7 1923 MO MO MO
          Floyd D. Son 11/12 1929 MO MO MO



ALMA MARGURITTE SMITH
Daughter of
Floyd Smith and Betty McDonald
Alma Smith<Floyd W<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis


Alma Marguritte Smith, daughter of Floyd Wilbur Smith and Betty Ellen McDonald, was born June 28, 1933 at Reeds, Missouri and died November 30, 1999 at Reeds, Missouri. Alma married James Edward Pennington, born October 19, 1921 at Stotts City, Missouri and died November 27, 1989 at Carthage, Missouri. Alma and James were married May 18, 1940 at Springfield, Missouri. Alma and James were the parents of six sons. James and Alma Smith Pennington were the parents of Marvin Pennington whose wife (Pat) graciously submitted information for this research.

Children of Alma Marguritte Smith and James Edward Pennington:


     1)
Floyd James Pennington, born April 26, 1943 at Carthage, Missouri. He married Janice Deloris Willis, born October 25, 1942 at Carthage, Missouri. They were married June 7, 1962 at Monett, Missouri.

         One child: Valerie Dee Pennington. Valerie married June 15, 1985 at Carthage, Missouri (divorced - husband not stated). She then married Tim Moore in Joplin, Missouri.

     2)
Bobby Lee Pennington, born November 6, 1947 at Carthage, Missouri – died November 6, 1947 at Carthage, Missouri. Bobby Lee is buried at Harvey Cemetery in LaRussell, Missouri.
     3)
Jimmy Ray Pennington, born November 12, 1948 at Reeds, Missouri. Married March 12, 1966 at Carthage, Missouri to Carolina Virginia Waisner, born June 27, 1947 at Carthage, Missouri (divorced).

   One child: Caroline Kathleen Pennington. Caroline married David Tucker (divorced).
   One child: Davito Dean Tucker. Davito married Rick Coy.

4) Jerry Wayne Pennington, born January 21, 1951 at Reeds, Missouri. Jerry married Patricia Denman (divorced). They have two sons:
1) Robert Edward Pennington. Robert married Tina Melynn Cook. They have two children: 1) Kelsey Shaynae Pennington.
2) Gatlin McKell Pennington.

    Jerry Wayne Pennington then married Lavona Sue Jones. One child: Jerry Wayne Pennington, Jr. Jerry Jr., married Patty White at Miami, Oklahoma.

     5) Frankie Dale Pennington, born January 8, 1953 at Reeds, Missouri. Frankie married Lisa Ranae Jamerson, born October 12, 1956 at Mt. Vernon, Illinois (divorced). Frankie and Lisa have three children:
             1) Jason Edward Pennington. Married Crystal Gale Kean. Jason and Crystal have two children:

                 a) Jamie Ivory Pennington.
                 b) Wesley Scott Pennington.

      2) Crista Deann Pennington, born June 3, 1977 at Carthage, Missouri and died February 21, 1995 at Avilla, Missouri. She is buried at Harvey Cemetery in LaRussell, Missouri.
      3) Matthew Dale Pennington. Matthew and has one child with Stephanie Bittick; Keisha Deanne Pennington.

     6) Marvin Eugene Pennington, born April 3, 1955 at Carthage, Missouri. Marvin married November 19, 1979 at Palestine, Texas to Patricia Lynn Pennington, born December 13, 1960 at Carthage, Missouri.

Marvin and Pat have three children:

     1) Marvin Eugene Pennington, born October 20, 1981 at Carthage, Missouri.
     2)
 Mark Coby Pennington, born March 24, 1985 at Carthage, Missouri and died January 25, 1989 at Kansas City, Missouri. Buried at Harvey Cemetery, LaRussell, Missouri. 
     3) Katrina Lynn Pennington, born February 24, 1993 at Joplin, Missouri.


CLIFFORD SMITH
Son of
Floyd Wilbur Smith & Betty Ellen McDonald
Floyd W Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis


Clifford Smith, son of Floyd Wilbur Smith and Betty Ellen McDonald, was born May 7, 1920 at Reeds, Missouri and died December 18, 1984 at Joplin, Missouri. Clifford married January 4, 1944 at Columbus, Kansas to Lavern Mills. She was born June 15, 1923 at Columbus, Kansas.

Clifford and Lavern were the parents of six children:

     1) Kenneth Wayne Smith, born October 6, 1944 at Carthage, Missouri. Kenneth died July 13, 1993 at Carthage, Missouri. He married November 5, 1962 to Sharon Kay West. She was born August 24, 1947 at Columbus, Kansas.

   Kenneth and Sharon have two children:

         a) Melissa Lynn Smith - married Mark Wood.
         b)
 Kenneth Shane Smith.

     2)
 Martha Jane Smith born December 16, 1946 at Carthage, Missouri. Martha married Jess Carnes (divorced).

   Martha and Jess have two children:

         a) Tina Lavern Carnes.
         b)
 Shelly Jane Carnes.

         Martha married second to Clarence Jimmy Sullivan born April 1, 1948 at Carthage, Missouri. They have one child, Clarence Jimmy Sullivan, Jr.

     3) William Bradley Smith born April 1, 1949 at Carthage, Missouri. William married Melody Fisher, born June 11, 1949 at Oranogo, Missouri.

         William and Melody have three children:

         a) Dana Lee Smith.
         b)
 William Bradley Smith, Jr.
         c)
 Shannon Gale Smith.

     4)
 Donald Richard Smith, born July 27, 1951 at Carthage, Missouri. Donald married Edna Bural Gun (divorced). Donald and Edna had one child, Donald Richard Smith, Jr.

   Donald remarried to Brenda Kay Honshell born July 23, 1957 (divorced). Donald and Brenda have four children:

         a) Erin L. Smith.
         b)
 Shane M. Smith.
         c)
 Eli J. Smith; 4) Arielle B. Smith.

     5)
 Douglas Ray Smith, born March 9, 1956 at Carthage, Missouri. Douglas married Shirley Long (divorced). Douglas and Shirley have one child, Joseph Allen Smith born November 17, 1972 at
         Gladestone, Missouri and died 1973 at Kansas City, Missouri.

   Douglas married second to Deanna Brand (divorced). Douglas and Deanna have one child, Michael Erin Smith.

   Douglas married third to Teresa Bennett. Douglas and Teresa have three children:

         a) Brandy N. Smith
         b)
 Jennifer L. Smith
         c)
 Josus (sp) Allen Smith.

     6)
 Marsha Ann Smith. Marsha has a daughter, Crystal Dawn Smith. Crystal married Dave Minor. Crystal and Dave Minor have on child, Daniel Smith. 



OLA MARIE SMITH
Daughter of
Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Ola Marie Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


 Ola Marie Smith, daughter of Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen, was born about 1901 in Missouri (census). Ola married William E. Sundy. They were found on the 1930 census of Jasper County, Missouri. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1930 Jasper CO MO             15 April 1930             Sarcoxie Township

SUNDY, William E. Head 39 1891 MO MO MO
            Ola M.   Wife 29 1901 MO IN IN
            Richard W. Son   5 1925 MO MO MO
            Edward F. Son 3 6/12 1926 MO MO MO
            George A. Brother 37 1893 MO MO MO

 

ALEXANDER A. SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
Alexander Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Alexander A. Smith, son of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf, was born January 1, 1866 in Kentucky and died January 7, 1936. He married Edith Ann Gibson. Their family lived in Jasper County, Missouri. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  

(Link to death certificate of Alexander Smith)

(Link to death certificate of Edith Gibson Smith)

In the 1880s and 1890s, autograph books were very popular with the young ladies, and the autograph book owned by Edith Smith contained over 40 entries by family member, relatives, and friends. Some of the entries are listed below.

(Link to entry in autograph book by Samuel Scalf )    (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

Samuel Scalf was the uncle of Alexander Smith, the husband of Edith Smith.

(Link to entry in autograph book by Dollie Scalf)     (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

Dollie Scalf was the wife of Samuel Scalf.

(Link to entry in autograph book by Alexander Smith)   (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

(Link to entry in autograph book by Alexander Smith)     (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King

Alexander Smith is the husband of Edith Smith

(Link to entry in autograph book by William H. Smith)     (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

William Smith is the brother-in-law of Edith Smith

(Link to entry in autograph book by Martealey Smith)   (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

Martealey Smith is the wife of William H. Smith

 

1900 Jasper CO MO             22 June 1900              Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Alex Head 34 Jan 1866 KY KY KY  
        Edith Wife 35 Nov 1864 IA IN IN No children

Note:  In 1900, Alex & Edith have been married for 14 years.


1910 Jasper CO MO             26 April 1910             Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Alexander Head 45 1865 KY KY KY  
              Edith Wife 48 1862 IA IN OH 1 child born, 1 living
              Ethel Dau 10 1900 MO KY IA  


1920 Jasper CO MO             22 January 1920                    Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Alexander Head 55 1865 KY KY KY
            Edith Wife 57 1867 IA IN OH
            Edith Niece? 19 1901 MO KY IA


1930 Jasper CO MO             16 April 1930             Sarcoxie Township 

SMITH, Alexander Head 64 1866 KY KY KY       Widower

 

WILLIAM H. SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
William Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

William Smith, son of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf, was born September 14, 1868 in Kentucky and died September 17, 1937. William married Martealey Green, the dauther of James Green and P. Lewis. Martelley Smith was born August 12, 1869 and died November 6, 1923. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  

(Link to death certificate of William H. Smith)

(Link to death certificate of Martealey Green Smith)


1900 Jasper CO MO             6 June 1900                Galena Township

SMITH, William Head 31 Sep 1868 KY KY KY  
              Martell Wife 30 Aug 1869 TN TN TN 4 children born, 3 living
              Bertha Dau   6 Jan 1894 MO KY TN  
              Charles Son   3 Aug 1896 MO KY TN  
              Edna Dau   1 Aug 1898 MO KY TN  
              James Brother 26 Dec 1873 IN KY KY  
              Noah Boarder 17 Aug 1882 IN KY KY  


1910 Jasper CO MO             26 April 1910             Sarcoxie Township 

SMITH, William Head 41 1869 IN KY KY  
          Martelley Wife 40 1870 TN TN TN 6 children born, 5 living
          Bertha L.  Dau 16 1894 MO TN MO  
          Charley Son 13 1897 MO TN MO  
          Edna Dau 11 1899 MO TN MO  
          Caud Son   8 1902 MO TN MO  
          Cleo Son   4 1906 MO TN MO  


1920 Jasper CO MO             5 January 1920             Jopline Township 

SMITH, William H. Head 51 1869 KY KY KY
             Martaley Wife 50 1870 TN TN TN


1930 Jasper CO MO             26 April 1930             Sarcoxie Township 

SMITH, William H. Head 62 1868 KY KY KY
           Carrol C. Son 19 1911 MO KY KY

(Family of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington - Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

JAMES ANDERSON SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
James Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

(Link to death certificate of James A. Smith)
 

1900 Jasper CO MO             6 June 1900                Galena Township

SMITH, William Head 31 Sep 1868 KY KY KY  
              Martell Wife 30 Aug 1869 TN TN TN 4 children born, 3 living
              Bertha Dau   6 Jan 1894 MO KY TN  
              Charles Son   3 Aug 1896 MO KY TN  
              Edna Dau   1 Aug 1898 MO KY TN  
              James Brother 26 Dec 1873 IN KY KY  
              Thomas Boarder 27 Nov 1872 IN KY KY Widower
              Noah Boarder 17 Aug 1882 IN KY KY  

 


MARION F. SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
Marion Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

(Link to death certificate of Marion Smith)

 

CEELY ANN SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson
Ceely Ann<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Ceely Ann Scalf, daughter of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson was born 1844 in Tennessee according to the 1860 census. However, on the 1850 census of Clay County, Kentucky it was stated she was born in Kentucky, as well as the 1880 and 1900 census of Knox County, Kentucky.

Ceely Ann’s full name might have been Cecelia Ann Scalf and was probably named for her aunt, Cecelia (Sela) Scalf, sister of her father, Robert. Robert’s uncle, Benjamin Scalf, married Ceely Ann Keziah and we believe that Sela Scalf Lockard (daughter of John Scalf, Sr.) was likely named for her aunt as well. The spelling of “Ceely” has also been found in the records, as well as Ceely/Cealy and Sela.  The spelling of Ceely is most often used in these writings.

Ceely Ann Scalf married Duton May - who from appearance - also signed as a witness to the marriage of her parents, Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson in 1835. Duton May had been married prior to his marriage to Ceely Ann. He was born around 1811 and was 33 years her senior. The children on the 1860 census below were the children of Duton May and his first wife whom we have no information for.

Duton May and Ceely Ann Scalf were married January 31, 1860. (Kentucky Marriages – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

According to the 1860 census of Clay County, Kentucky, Ceely Ann was 16 years old when she married Duton May. Duton was 49 years old.


1860 Clay CO KY                 5 June 1860                Manchester

MAY, Duton M 49 1811 KY
         Sela Ann F 16 1844 TN
         Lydia F 21 1839 KY
         Emily  F 17 1843 KY
         Andy M 14 1846 KY
         Eliza  F 12 1848 KY
         Mary Ann F   6 1854 KY
         America F   4 1856 KY


In 1870, Willis May, son of Duton May and Ceely Ann Scalf May was living in the home of Ceely Ann’s sister, Malinda Scalf Payne. The 1870 census states his age as four years old placing his birth date around 1866. Ceely Ann and Duton were not found in 1870.

1870 Clay CO KY                             20 September 1870                Manchester

PAYNE, William M 50 1810 KY  
            Mahaha F 35 1835 KY (Should be Malinda)
            Jacob  M 24 1846 KY  
            Malinda F 22 1848 KY  
            Rebecca F 18 1852 KY  
            Peter M 13 1857 KY  
MAY, Willis M   4 1866 KY  

Sometime between 1860 and 1880 Duton May died and Ceely Ann was found living in the home of the Isaac McKinney family in 1880. Listed beneath Sely A. May are two children; Belle May born about 1874, and Misey May (probably Missy/Melissa?) born about 1865. This suggests that these children were children of Ceely Ann Scalf and Duton May. However, they cannot be confirmed.

Note that the last child of Duton May and his former wife was born about 1856. He then married Ceely Ann Scalf in 1860. This is the basis for the belief that Belle and Misey were likely daughters of Duton May and Ceely Ann Scalf. However, it is very possible that they were relatives of Duton and Ceely Ann, and simply living in the Isaac McKinney home with Ceely Ann in 1880. Ceely (Sely), Belle, and Misey were all listed as servants in the home of Isaac McKinney.


1880 Knox Co KY               22 June 1880                          District 7

MCKINNEY, Isaac Head 26 1854 KY KY KY  
             Martha Wife 25 1855 KY KY KY  
             Elizabeth Dau   5 1875 KY KY KY  
             James Son 4/12 1880 KY KY KY  
MAY, Sely A             Servant 33 1847 KY KY KY Widow
           Belle Servant   6 1874 KY KY KY  
           Misey Servant 15 1865 KY KY KY  


By 1900, Cealy Ann Scalf May had married Daniel B. Allen, who appears to have been her third husband. The marriage record of Cealy Ann and D. B. shows that she had been married to a Davis prior to her marriage to D. B. However, we do not have his full name at this time.

(Link to photograph of Barren and Cealy Scalf Allen)

Cealy Ann and D. B. Allen married on 10 March 1899. This marriage was a second marriage for D. B. Allen. He was 49 years old and she was 45.

Knox Co. Marriage Bond Book T
3-10-1899 - Page 71
Groom - 2nd marriage
Bride - 3rd marriage
at:  Cealy DAVIS

ALLEN, Barren D., age 49
To: Cealy DAVIS, age 45, b. Knox Co.
Bride's father:  Robert SCALF

Link to copy of marriage records: (Part 1 & Part 2)

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

According to a record at Ancestry.com, D. B. Allen was born 1850 in Virginia and died 24 May 1926 at Ashland, Kentucky.

ID: I28186
Name: Barren Daniel Allen
Sex: M
Birth: 1850 in VA
Death: 24 MAY 1926 in Ashland, KY          (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


Another record from Ancestry.com shows that D. B. was living in Carroll County, Virginia at Hillsville with his parents, Shadrack and Nancy Allen.

 1860 Carroll CO VA                6 August 1860                Hillsville

ALLEN, Shadralk M 40 1820 NC
          Nancy   F 35 1825 NC
          Frances F 15 1845 VA
          Alverta J. F 12 1848 VA
          Baron D. M   8 1852 VA
          James A. M   6 1854 VA
          Kimball M   4 1856 VA
          Ellen E. F   2 1858 VA

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


In 1870 Orange County, Indiana, D. B. was still living with his parents.

 

1870 Orange CO IN                    22 July 1870                Greenfield
 

ALLEN, Shadrach M 51 1819 VA
      Nancy F 46 1824 NC
      Baron D. Calb M 20 1850 VA
      James M 17 1853 VA
      Monbra M 15 1855 VA
      Elena F 12 1858 VA
      Estella A. F   9 1861 VA
      Floyd V. D. M   6 1864 VA
      George N. M   3 1867 VA

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


D. B. Allen and his first wife, Eliza Jane, were found living at Greenfield (Orange Co) Indiana in 1880. They had three children at this time.


1880 ORANGE CO IN        12 June 1880              Greenfield Township

ALLEN, Baron D. 29 1851 Farmer VA NC NC
         Eliza J. 25 1855 Keeping house KY KY KY
         James W.   6 1874 Son IA VA KY
         John W.    4 1876 Son IA VA KY
         Wyly M. 9/12 Sep 1869 Son IA VA KY


Between 1880 and 1899, either Eliza Jane died, or they divorced. D. B. was next found on marriage records of Knox County, Kentucky with his second wife, Ceely/Cealy Ann (Scalf) May-Davis. Therefore, the children of D. B. and Eliza Jane Allen were born 1870-1899.

In the home of D. B. Allen and Ceely/Cealy Ann (Scalf) May-Davis-Allen in 1900 were the following children:

     1) Wiley Allen born March 1881 (Son of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane).
     2)
 Eli Allen born Jan. 1883. (Son of D.B. Allen and Eliza Jane).
     3)
 Nancy Allen born Jan. 1885. (Daughter of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane)
     4)
 Alice Allen born March 1887. (Daughter of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane)
     5)
 Lula Allen born April 1894. (Daughter of D.B. Allen and Eliza Jane)
     6)
 Elijah Allen born Oct. 1896. (Son of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane)

Since there is no 1890 census, we are assuming that all of the above children were children of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane. This is based on census birth dates, and the marriage records of D. B. Allen and Ceely/Cealy Ann (Scalf) May-Davis.

Ceely Ann stated on the 1900 census that she had four children with four living. It does not appear that any of her children were in the home of D. B. Allen in 1900.


1900 Knox CO KY               14 June 1900              District 2

ALLEN, Barrion D. Head 49 Oct 1850 VA VA VA Married 2 years  
            Cealie A. Wife 49 Jan 1851 KY KY KY Married 2 years 4 children born, 4 living
            Wiley Son 19 Mar 1881 KY VA KY    
             Eli Son 17 Jan 1883 KY VA KY    
             Nancy Dau 15 Jan 1885 KY VA KY    
             Alice Dau 13 Mar 1887 KY VA KY    
             Lula Dau   6 Apr 1894 KY VA KY    
             Elijah Son   3 Oct 1896 KY VA KY    

We can only confirm that Willis May was the son of Duton May and Ceely/Cealy Ann Scalf from information on the marriage records of Willis May.


1910 Knox CO KY               23 April 1910             Road Fork

ALLEN, D. B. Head 58 1852 KY KY KY Widower
           Ely Son 28 1882 KY KY KY  
           Alice Dau 18 1892 KY KY KY  
           Mary   Dau 16 1894 KY KY KY  
           Eliga Son 13 1897 KY KY KY  


The census records suggest the following children were children of Ceely/Cealy Ann Scalf and Duton May. We can only confirm Willis May at this time. However, Ceely/Cealy Ann stated she had four children with four living.

Children of Ceely Ann Scalf and Duton May:

     1) Misey May born abt. 1865 KY (if age is correct on census)
     2)
 Willis May born abt 1866 KY (if age is correct on census)
     3)
 Belle May born abt. 1874 KY (if age is correct on census)

We have no information at this time concerning the fourth child of Ceely/Cealy Ann (Scalf) May-Davis-Allen. This child, who might have died, however, would have been living in 1900.

The 1910 census reveals that Ceely Ann (Scalf) May-Allen died 1900-1910. Her husband, D. B. Allen, was then listed as “widowed” in 1910.


WILLIS MAY
Son of
Duton May & Ceely Ann Scalf
Willis May<Ceely Ann<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Willis May, son of Duton May and Ceely Ann Scalf was born about 1866 (census). He was found on the 1870 Clay County, Kentucky census in the home of his aunt and uncle, William Payne and Malinda Scalf. His parents were not found in 1870 but his mother was found living in the home of Isaac McKinney in 1880 and remarried to D. B. Allen by 1900.

Willis was not found on the 1880 census, but appears on the1900 Knox County, Kentucky census where he was boarding with Joseph Hammons.

Marriages of Knox County, Kentucky reveal that Willis had been married three times. His first wife was Luvey Hubbard whom he married June 21, 1888 in Knox County. After her death he married Lizzie Gray on April 19, 1893 in Knox County, Kentucky.

Willis and Lizzie divorced and Willis remarried to Nancy Belle McKinney who had been married prior to this marriage and was divorced. She was the daughter of Isaac and Martha McKinney. Recall that Willis’ mother, Ceely Ann Scalf May was living in the home of Isaac McKinney in 1880.

Nancy Belle McKinney was not the same person as Belle McKinney living in the McKinney home in 1880. Belle from the McKinney home (1880) was born about 1874. Nancy Belle McKinney, wife of Willis was born about 1885. Note that Willis May did not give his father’s name when he married Nancy Belle McKinney June 18, 1910. He did state that his father was Dudley (aka Duton) May when he married Lizzie Gray.

It does not appear that Willis May was raised by his parents for he was living with his aunt and uncle at the age of four years old in 1860. His father was not found in 1880 but his mother was in the McKinney home in that year. Willis never appeared on a census record with either of his parents. 

The 1870 Clay County, Kentucky census of William and Malinda Scalf Payne is listed here to show Willis May living in their home in 1870.


1870 Clay CO KY                             20 September 1870                Manchester

PAYNE, William M 50 1810 KY  
            Mahaha F 35 1835 KY (Should be Malinda)
            Jacob  M 24 1846 KY  
            Malinda F 22 1848 KY  
            Rebecca F 18 1852 KY  
            Peter M 13 1857 KY  
MAY, Willis M   4 1866 KY  

The author believes that Willis May left the Clay/Knox County area 1870 - 1880. Although it cannot be confirmed at this time, it is possible that Willis made his way to Ohio County, Kentucky where a Willis May was found in the home of Charles and Mary Haynes at Fordsville Precinct of Ohio County listed as a “farm laborer.” However, this may not be the same Willis May.


1880 Ohio CO KY                 25 June 1880              Fordsville Precinct

HAYNES, Charles E. Head 42 1838 KY ?? KY Farmer
             Mary Wife 38 1842 KY KY KY  
MAY, Willis   17 1863 KY KY KY Farm hand


Marriage records of Knox County, Kentucky reveal that Willis married first to Luvey Hubbard in 1888 Knox County.

WILLIS MAY and LUVEY HUBBARD

Knox Co., KY Marriage Bond Book Q, #554
Marriage: Jun 21, 1888, Knox County, Kentucky  
Groom - first marriage
Bride - first marriage
@Clay Hubbard
Willis May - age 21, residence: Knox CO, KY
to
Luvey Hubbard - age 14, residence: Knox CO, KY
(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to marriage record)

Luvey Hubbard May died before 1893 and Willis then married Lizzie Gray in 1893. Willis stated his father was Dudley May and his mother was Selia Scalf of Knox County.

WILLIS MAY and LIZZIE GRAY:

Knox Co., KY Marriage Bond Book Q, #554
Marriage: Apr 13, 1893, Knox County, Kentucky
Willis May - age 27, born: Knox CO, KY
Groom - second marriage
Father: Dudley May
Mother: Selia Scalf, born: Knox CO, KY
To
Lizzie Gray - age 19, born: Knox CO, KY
Bride - first marriage
Father: Dink Marlow, born: Knox CO, KY
Mother: Mahala Gray, born: Knox CO, KY 
@ Wm May
(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Link to marriage records: (Part 1) & (Part 2)

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

1900 Knox Co KY                11 June 1900              Precinct 5

HAMMONS, Joseph Head 27 1873 KY KY KY
               Nannie Wife 15 1885 KY KY KY
               Verna Dau   7 1893 KY KY KY
               Leonard Son   4 1896 KY KY KY
               Sallie Dau   3 1897 KY KY KY
MAY, Willis Boarder 34 Apr 1866 KY KY KY

During this period, Willis married Ellen Broughton, a daughter of Wilkerson Broughton and Nancy Scalf. Ellen's great-grandfather, Peter Scalf and Willis' grandfather, Robert Scalf, are brothers.

WILLIS MAY and ELLEN BROUGHTON:
Marriage: March 16, 1901, Knox County, Kentucky

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

In June of 1910, Willis married Nancy Belle (McKinney) Clark, daughter of Isaac and Martha McKinney. Nancy stated she was divorced from her fist husband. Willis’ mother Ceely Ann Scalf May was living with the Isaac McKinney family in 1880 Knox County.

On her marriage record, Nancy stated she was 25 in 1910 and Willis stated he was about 40 years old. Nancy would have been born about 1885. Willis’ age calculates to a birth date of 1870. He was actually born 1865-1866 and should have been 45 or 46. Willis did not state his father’s name but stated his mother was Celia Ann May.

If Nancy’s age was stated correctly, she had not been born when Ceely Ann Scalf was living with Nancy’s parents in 1880.

WILLIS MAY and NANCY BELLE MCKINNEY CLARK

Knox Co. Marriage Book W
Marriage: June 18, 1910
Groom: third marriage - first wife dead; 2nd wife - divorced
Willis May, age: about 40
Residence: Knox Co.; born:  Knox CO, KY
Mother:  Celia Ann MAY
To: CLARK, Nancy Belle McKINNEY, age 25
Res:  Knox Co.; born:  Knox Co.
2nd marriage - lst husband divorced
father:  Isaac McKINNEY, b. Knox Co.
mother:  Martha McKINNEY, b. Knox Co. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to marriage record)

Nancy was living with her parents at Road Fork on Stinking Creek in Knox County, Kentucky when the census was enumerated in April of 1910. Nancy stated she was divorced and had two children with two children living. There were two grandchildren of Isaac and Martha McKinney in the home; however, the surname was not Clark. The index lists them as “Wilson.”  They are listed as Wilson also on the 1920 census, which is more legible than the 1910 census.

One son was Charlie or Worley (spelling illegible) was five years old and Garret was one year and eight months old. They were still living with their grandparents in 1920 and the names were listed as Charlie Wilson and Garrad Wilson.

We cannot confirm these children to be Nancy’s children and they may have been the children of one of Nancy’s siblings.  The census page from 1910 was not dated but the previous page states 15 April 1910 and this is probably the date for this page as well. If so, the census was enumerated two months before Nancy’s marriage to Willis May.

Willis and Nancy were not found in 1920 or 1930 and it is unknown if they remained together or divorced, or when they died. We also have no information on any children from this marriage. If Willis had any children at all from either marriage it is unknown at this time.

Isaac and Martha McKinney were still living in Knox County, Kentucky in 1930; however, their two grandsons had left home by 1930.

 

GREENBERRY SCALF
 Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson 
Greenberry<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

                                    
Greenberry Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson was born about 1847 in Kentucky and enlisted in the same unit as his father, Robert Scalf, in the Civil War.  It is reported that Greenberry died at Camp Burnside in Kentucky. He would have been very young at this time. 

Note: Green B Scalf, the cousin of Greenberry Scalf, is the son of Ira Scalf and was discussed in the Ira Scalf chapter.

Green B. Scalf enlisted with Company B, 47th Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Infantry in September 5, 1863, but he did not report for duty and was listed as a deserter.

Name: Greenbury Scalf,
Enlistment Date: 1 Jun 1863
Side Served: Union
State Served: Kentucky
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 01 June 1863
Enlisted in Company F, 49th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 19 September 1863.
Discharged Company F, 49th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 12 July 1864 in Camp Burnside, KY

 

Name: Greenbury Scalf
Service Info: PVT US ARMY CIVIL WAR
Death Date: 12 Jul 1864
Cemetery: Mill Springs National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: R. R. 2, P. O. Box 172 Nancy, KY 42544
Buried At: Section D Site 183



WILLIAM M. SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf & Martha “Patsy” Jackson
William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


William M. Scalf, son of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf was born about 1849 or 1850 in Kentucky (census calculation). He was born May 3, 1851 according to Scalf Family History, pg. 166.  William married Mary Elizabeth Denning July 22, 1869 in Jefferson County, Indiana (Scalf Family History, pg. 166). They were found in Switzerland County, Indiana living next door to Louisa Ostrander in 1880.

William’s brothers, Great Britton and Robert were in the home of Louisa Ostrander in 1880. We have no knowledge of a relationship between the Ostrander family and the family of Robert Scalf.

William and Mary Elizabeth Denning Scalf moved to Trimble County, KY by 1900 and were still there in 1910; however, by 1920, they had moved to Jefferson County, Indiana.

There are a total of seven children on the 1880, 1900 and 1910 censuses. Mary stated in 1900 that she had 10 children born with 7 living. Scalf Family History lists 8 children. Scalf Family History also states that Hugh died young. He was not listed on the 1900 census.

Ellenora from the 1880 census was probably Nora listed in Scalf Family History. The other children are all listed in Scalf Family History. One child, Cora, listed in Scalf Family History, is not listed on the census records and we cannot confirm that Cora was a child of William and Mary E. Denning Scalf; however, we have listed her family as stated in Scalf Family History.

1880    Switzerland CO IN  

SCALF, William Head 30 1850 KY  -  -
(Denning), Mary  Wife 27 1853 IN IN IN
            Julia Dau   9 1871 IN IN IN
            Clara Dau   6 1872 IN IN IN
            Robert Son   4 1873 IN IN IN
            Hugh Son   2 1878 IN IN IN
            Ellenora Dau 1/12 May 1880 IN IN IN


1900    Trimble Co KY         18 June 1900              East Milton Precinct

SCALF, William Head 51 May 1849 KY VA KY  
            Mary E. Wife 46 Mar 1854 IN IN IN 10 children born, 7 living
            William A. Son 16 Jun 1884 IN KY IN  
            Thomas M. Son 13 Jul 1887 IN KY IN  
            Clara Dau   9 Feb 1891 IN KY IN  


1910    Trimble Co KY         26 April 1910             East Milton Precinct

SCALF, William Head 60 1850 KY VA KY  
           Mary E. Wife 56 1854 IN IN IN 10 children born, 7 living


1920    Jefferson Co IN         10 & 12 January 1920           Smyrna

SCALF, William Head 70 1850 KY Scotland KY
           Mary E. Wife 65 1855 IN IN IN

The children of William M. Scalf and Mary E. Denning as follows:  (Scalf Family History, page 167)

     1) Hugh Scalf (died young).
     2)
 Julia Scalf m. William Thayer.
     3)
 Cora Scalf m. William Melton.
     4)
 Nora Scalf m. William Knipe.
     5)
 Clara Scalf m. Ernest Armstrong 3-24-1907 Trimble Co. KY.
     6)
 Thomas M. Scalf m. Nonie Mullingan 6-27-1905, Wells Co. Ind.
     7)
 William Avery Scalf (B. 1883) m. Minnie Wingham 3-3-1901 Trimble Co. KY.
     8)
 Robert Enoch Scalf (B. 2-23-1875) m. 1) Liza J. Emel 10-4-1893, Jefferson Co. Ind. 2) Sophia E. Sherlock 9-5-1901, Marion Co. Ind.



JULIA ANN SCALF
Daughter of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Julia<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Julia Ann Scalf, daughter of William M. Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Denning, was born January 1871 in Indiana. Julia married Joshua Thayer (census records). This family was found 1900-1930 in Indiana. Jesse P. Jackson, age 13, is listed on the 1900 Marion County, Indiana census as a daughter born 1887. We are uncertain at this time about who Jesse’s parents were; however, Julia did state she had two children with two living. Jesse might have been born prior to Julia’s marriage to Joshua.

Their family is listed below on census records. We have no further information for Julia. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Obituary of Joshua H. Thayer:

Joshua H. Thayer, 71, of 4424 Avondale drive, died Sunday morning at 9:45 o'clock at the Lutheran hospital after being ill three weeks. He had been employed at the S. F. Bowser and Company plant.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ivy Shirley and Mrs. Cora Thomas, both of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Nora Koop of Muncie; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jessie Bear of Madison; a son, Charles of Indianapolis; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Mungovan & Sons' mortuary and will be removed late today to Indianapolis for services and burial.

Journal-Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Monday 31 Aug 1943, p. 2:7


1900 Marion CO IN              20 June 1900              Washington Township

THAYER, Joshua Head 27 Mar 1873 IN IN IN  
            Julia Wife 29 Jan 1871 IN KY IN 2 children born, 2 living
            Iva Dau   4 Apr 1896 IN IN IN  
JACKSON, Jesse P. Dau 13 Apr 1887 IN IN IN  


1910 Marion CO IN              19 April 1910             Center Township      Indianapolis 

THAYER, Joshua H. Head 38 1872 IN IN IN  
              Julia A. Wife 39 1871 IN KY IN 3 children born, 3 living
              Ivy P. Dau 14 1896 IN IN IN  
              Charles S. Son   3 1907 IN IN IN  


1920 Hendricks CO IN         29 January 1920        Center Township

THAYER, J.H. Head 48 1872 IN IN IN
           Julia Wife 49 1871 IN KY IN
           Chas  Son 13 1907 IN IN IN
           Cora  Dau   8 1912 IN IN IN
           Nora Dau   6 1914 IN IN IN


1930 Marion CO IN              15 April 1930             Center Township

THAYER, Joshua H. Head 58 1872 IN IN IN  
             Julia A. Wife 59 1871 IN KY IN  
             Cora Dau 19 1911 IN IN IN Divorced
             Nora Dau 16 1914 IN IN IN  
PEELMAN, Hollie     G-Dau 13 1917 KY IN IN (Daughter of Ivy)
THOMAS, Eugene G-son 2 6/12 1927 IN IN IN (Son of Cora)
               Galko?   G-Dau 8/12 1929 IN IN IN (Daughter of Cora)

  

CHARLES L. THAYER
Son of
Joshua H. Thayer & Julia Ann Scalf
Charles Thayer<Julia<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Charles L. Thayer, son of Joshua Thayer and Julia Ann Scalf, was born about 1907 in Indiana (census). Charles and wife Emma A. were found with their son, Charles, on the 1930 Marion County, Indiana census. No further information is known. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1930 Marion CO IN              15 April 1930             Center Township

THAYER, Charles L. Head 23 1907 IN IN IN
            Emma A. Wife 24 1906 IN Germany Germany
            Charles R. Son 3 2/12 1927 IN IN IN

  
ROBERT ENOCH SCALF
Son of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Robert<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Robert Enoch Scalf was born about 1876 according to the 1910 Shelby County, Indiana census.  Scalf Family History states that Robert married first to Eliza J. Imel October 4, 1893 in Jefferson County, Indiana and they were the parents of Frank and Charles Edwin Scalf.  Frank is believed to have died young. 

Robert and Liza were not found on the census records but Robert and his second wife, Sophia E. Sherlock were found in 1910 in Shelby County, Indiana.  She was the daughter of Daniel H. Sherlock and Louise Detmer.  Frank and Charles were found in the home in 1910.  Frank is listed as William F. and Charles as Charlie E.  William F. was not found on the 1920 census in the home so he may have died 1910-1920. 

Several children are listed in Scalf Family History that do not appear on the census records and are assumed to have died.  The following census records can be compared to Scalf Family History, pages 165-170.

The 1900 Jefferson County, Indiana census reveals that Liza (Eliza) was living in the home of her parents Benjamin and Isabella Imel. Frank and Edward were in the home. It appears that Robert and Liza were separated or divorced at this time. 

Eliza Scalf died August 9, 1900 and is buried in Sec. 27 Twp. 4N Range 11E. Her tombstone reads: Eliza Scalf, wife of Robert, Dec 20, 1876 – Aug 9, 1900. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery records, Milton Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.

1900 Jefferson CO IN           20 June 1900              Madison Township

IMEL, Benj. Head 54 Oct 1845 IN IN IN  
        Isabella Wife 50 Jul 1849 KY KY KY 9 children born, 9 living
        Walter   Son 19 Oct 1880 IN IN KY  
        Bessie Dau 16 Dec 1883 IN IN KY  
        Emma Dau 13 Dec 1886 IN IN KY  
        Charley Son 10 Sep 1889 IN IN KY  
SCALF, Eliza Dau 24 Dec 1875 IN IN KY  
SCALF, Frank G-son   5 Sep 1894 KY IN IN  
SCALF, Edward G-son   4 May 1896 KY KY IN  

Robert Enoch Scalf was found living in Shelby County, Indiana in 1910 with his second wife Sophia E. Sherlock. A son, William F. born 1895 is in the home and appears to be William Frank, son of Robert Enoch Scalf and Eliza Imel. Their son, Charles Edward, (listed here as Charlie E) was also in the home. This suggests that Eliza J. Imel Scalf had died 1900-1910; however, we cannot confirm this.


1910    Shelby Co IN             28 April 1910             Addison Township

SCALF, Robert E. Head 34 1876 IN KY KY
           Sophia E. Wife 28 1882 KY IN Germany
           William F. Son 15 1895 KY IN IN
           Charlie E. Son 13 1897 KY IN IN
           Julia E. Dau   5 1905 IN IN KY
           Mary G. Dau   4 1906 IN IN KY
           Norma Dau 8/12 1909 IN IN KY

Robert enlisted for the draft of WWII and a transcribed copy of his draft card is listed here. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


WWI Registration Card


Name: Robert Enoch Scalf
Age: 42
Home Address: Rising Sun, Ohio County,  IN            (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: February 24, 1876
Employed:  Farmer                                                  
Nearest Contact: Wife, Elizabeth Scalf - Rising Sun, Ohio County,  IN 
Height:  Medium
Build:  Medium
Color of eyes:  Blue
Color of Hair:  Dark Brown
Date:  September 12, 1918

Robert and Sophia were found in 1920 living in Ohio County, Indiana. William Frank was not found in the home at this time; however, Charles Edward is still living in the home. It is reported that William Frank died. If correct, he probably died 1910-1920 for he was listed in his father’s home in 1910. 


1920    Ohio County IN                     17 & 19 January 1920           Randolph Township
 

SCALF, Robert E. Head 43 1877 IN KY IN
            Sophia E. Wife 38 1882 KY IN Germany
            Edward Son 23 1897 KY IN KY
            Julia Dau 15 1905 IN IN KY
            Mary L. Dau 13 1907 IN IN KY
            Norma Dau   9 1911 IN IN KY
            Robert E. Son   8 1912 IN IN KY
            Anna A. Dau   5 1915 IN IN KY
            William H. Son 3 8/12 1916 IN IN KY
            Mable I. Dau 1 7/12 1918 IN IN KY
            Raymond L. Son 4/12 1919 IN IN KY


1930    Ohio CO Indiana                   19 May 1930              Randolph Township

SCALF, Robert Head 54 1876 IN KY IN
          Sophia E. Wife 48 1882 KY IN Germany
          Robert Son 18 1912 IN IN IN
          Alameda Dau 15 1915 IN IN IN
          William Son 14 1916 IN IN IN
          Irene Dau 12 1918 IN IN IN
          Raymond Son 10 1920 IN IN IN
          Betty L. Dau   5 1925 IN IN IN


1940 Ohio CO IN                        26 April 1940                    Randolph

SCALF, Robert E. Head 64 1876 IN
          Sophia E. Wife 59 1881 KY
          Raymond L. Son 20 1920 IN
          Betty Lois Dau 13 1927 IN

 
Children of Robert Enoch Scalf and Sophia Sherlock
: (Scalf Family History, page 168)

     1) Thelma M. Scalf (born 1901 – died February 26, 1904)
     2)
 Louise Scalf (born 1903 – died 1903)
     3)
 Julia Scalf (born 1904). Married Ferdinand Williams.
     4)
 Mary Scalf (born 1906). Married Merle Williams.
     5)
 Norma Scalf (born 1910). Married Alvy Shafner.
     6)
 Robert E. Scalf (born 1911). Married Esther Rabe.
     7)
 Almeda Scalf (born 1914). Married Cecil Rice.
     8)
 William Scalf (born 1916). Married Ruth Seikman.
     9)
 Irene Scalf (born 1918). Married Harold Clifton.
   10)
 Raymond Scalf (born 1919) Married Donna Gibbs.
   11)
 Hugh Scalf (born 1924 – died 1924).
   12) Betty Lois Scalf (born - 1927).

Children of Julia Scalf and Ferdinand Williams:

     1) Donald Williams.
     2)
 Harold Gene Williams.

Children of Mary Scalf and Merle Williams:

     1) Raymond Scalf
     2)
 Kenneth Scalf

Children of Norma Scalf and Alvy Shafner:

     1) Jack Shafner.
     2)
 Faye Shafner.
     3)
 Donna Shafner.

Child of Almeda Scalf and Cecil Rice:

     1) Judith Rice.

Child of William Scalf and Ruth Seikman:

     1) Larry Scalf.

Children of Irene Scalf and Harold Clifton:

     1) William Harold Clifton, Jr.
     2)
 Audry Clifton.

Child of Raymond Scalf and Donna Gibbs:

     1) Ronald Scalf.

WILLIAM FRANK SCALF
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Eliza J. Imel
William<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Frank Scalf, son of Robert Enoch Scalf and Eliza J. (Liza) Imel was born September 6, 1894. William Scalf died April 21, 1912 in Madison, Jefferson Co., Indiana.

OBITUARY:

SUDDENLY SUMMONED
Death of Frank Scalf Sunday Midnight.

Mr. Frank Scalf, aged eighteen years, died suddenly last midnight of heart disease at the home of Mr. David Ryker, on North Walnut street.  He was the son of Robert Scalf, of Trimble County, Kentucky, his mother, who was a niece of Mr. John Melton, of this city, being dead.  His uncle, Mr. George Imel, came in at noon from Columbus after receiving the news of his death.  Frank was a young man of fine character, highly esteemed by those who knew him, and was employed as a workman at the C.B. Melish Pearl Button Factory.  It had been his ambition later on to make a study of architecture and follow that occupation for a livelihood.  The burial will be at Pleasant Ridge.

Madison Courier, Madison, Jefferson Co., Indiana, 22 Apr. 1912 p. 1:2

 

CHARLES EDWARD SCALF
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Eliza J. Imel
Charles E<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Charles Edward (Edwin) Scalf, son of Robert Enoch Scalf and Eliza J. (Liza) Imel was born May 24, 1896 in Milton, Kentucky (WWI Draft Registration Card) and died on 26 Mar 1942 in Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana. Charles married first to Iva McNutt January 20, 1917 in Ohio County, Indiana. She was the daughter of John McNutt and Emma F. Hughes. (Scalf Family History, page 168)

Iva McNutt Scalf was found on the 1920 census in the home of her parents. No children were reported from this marriage in Scalf Family History and none appear on the census of 1920 in the home with Iva.

Shortly after the marriage of Charles and Iva, Charles registered for the draft of WWI.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Charles E. Scalf
Age: 21
Home Address: Rising Sun, IN               (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: May 24, 1896
Born: Milton, KY
Employed: Farming
Married: Wife
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Light Blue
Color of Hair: Light Brown
Date: June 5, 1917 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


1920    Switzerland County IN                     January 1920             Posey Township

MCNUTT, John Head 67 1853 IN PA NY
           Emma   Wife 54 1866 KY IRE IRE
           John Son 19 1901 IN IN KY
           William  Son 18 1902 IN IN KY
SCALF, Iva Dau 21 1899 IN IN KY
FISHER, Henry Boarder 56 1864 IN IN IN
ROYLO, John Boarder 68 1852 IN IN IN


Charles then married Beulah Ryle Smith April 13, 1922 in Ohio County, Indiana. Beulah had a son, George Lancelot Smith, from a previous marriage. Beulah died February 5, 1974 in Dearborn County, Indiana.

1930    Switzerland Co IN                23 April 1930             Posey Township 

SCALF, Edwin C. Head 33 1897 KY KY KY (Charles)
             Beulah M. Wife 31 1899 KY KY KY  
             Lanclot Son 11 1919 IN KY KY  
             Max E. Son   4 1926 IN KY KY  


1940 Ohio CO IN                   30 April 1940                            Randolph

SCALF, C. Edwin Head 44 1896 KY
           Beulah  Wife 41 1899 KY
SMITH, Lanselot              Step son 21 1919 IN
SCALF, Max E. Son 14 1926 IN

Obituary of Beulah Scalf:IN

Funeral services for Beulah Scalf, 74 Mulberry St., Rising Sun, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, from Humphrey Taylor Funeral Home.  Mrs. Helen Ray will be organist, Rev. Jerry Wheeler will be officiating minister and burial will be in Cedar Hedge Cemetery.

Mrs. Scalf was born April 19, 1899, in Boone County, Kentucky.  She died at Terrace View Nursing Home Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5, where she had been taken for therapy treatment.

She suffered a stroke in her home several days ago and was a patient in Dearborn County Hospital until Monday.

She was a retired post office employee and a member of the Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women's Club and the United Methodist Church.

She retired Feb 28, 1969, after 27 years in the post office.  Prior to her post office employment, she worked for three years as an operator for Ohio River Telephone Co.

She also devoted several hours each week volunteer work at Dearborn County Hospital.  Survivors include two sons, Max E. Scalf, Hamilton, Ohio, and George Lance Smith, Aurora, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one brother, Louis Ryle, Boone County, Kentucky.

Visitation at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today (Thursday).

Recorder, Rising Sun, Ohio Co., Indiana, Thursday, 7 Feb 1979; p. 6:4


MAX EDWIN SCALF
Son of
Charles E. Scalf & Beulah Smith
Max<Charles E<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Max Edwin Scalf, Son of Charles E. Scalf & Beulah Smith, was born May 24, 1925. Max Edwin Scalf married first to Katherine Marie Calvert 1945.

Child of Max Edwin Scalf and Katherine Marie Calvert:

     1) Max Edwin Scalf, Jr. (born March 24, 1946) Married Marylin Sue Vinup

Children of Max Edwin Scalf, Jr. and Marylin Sue Vinup:

     1) Nicholas Scalf (born February 22, 1968) Ipswitch, England.
     2)
 Michelle Scalf (born October 22, 1971) Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Max Edwin Scalf married second to Kathryn Marie Brady April 22, 1950 in Auroro Indiana.

Children of Max Edwin Scalf and Kathryn Marie Brady:

     1) Ricky Lynn Scalf (born August 1, 1951). Married Kathleen Anne Conese January 31, 1969.
     2)
 Shari Marie Scalf (born July 8, 1955).

Children of Ricky Lynn Scalf and Kathleen Anne Conese:

     1) Jeffrey Lee Scalf (born March 4, 1970) Hamilton, Ohio.
     2)
 Brian Christopher Scalf (born December 18, 1972) Hamilton, Ohio.
     3)
 Carolyn Anne Scalf (born December 2, 1976) Hamilton, Ohio.

 

ROBERT ENOCH SCALF, JR.
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock
Robert<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Robert Scalf, the son of Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock, was born July 18, 1911 in Ohio County, IN and died April 1, 1992. Robert married Esther Rabe.

1940 Dearborn CO IN                            2 April 1940                        Lawrenceburg

SCALF, Robert E. Head 28 1912 IN
            Esther Wife 27 1913 MO

 

WILLIAM H. SCALF
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock
William<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Scalf, son of Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock, was born about 1916. He married Ruth Seikman.

SCALF, William H. Head 24 1916 IN
           Ruth Ruth 21 1919 IN

 

RAYMOND LEROY SCALF
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock
Raymond<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Raymond Scalf, Son of Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock, was born August 30, 1919 and died August 23, 1992. Raymond was married to Donna Gibbs.

(Photograph of Raymond Scalf)
 

OBITUARY:

Raymond Leroy Scalf, 72, a recent resident of Naperville, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 23, at Edward Hospital in Naperville after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Scalf was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Rising Sun.  He was a self-employed carpenter for many years and also worked from 1963 until 1980 as a foreman at the Detroit diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corporation in Indianapolis and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Rising Sun.  Mr. Scalf enjoyed spending time at his homes in Rising Sun and Roseland, Fla.

He is survived by one son, Donald Scalf, of Naperville; three grandsons, Thomas of Davenport, Iowa, and Timothy and Theodore, both of Naperville; three sisters, Norma Shofner of Rockford, Ill., Almeda Rice of Rt. Wayne, and Bette McAllister of Rising Sun.

He was preceded in death by his wife Donna in 1985, his parents and many brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.  Memorials in Mr. Scalf's name may be made to the Rising Sun Fire Department.  Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 West Van Burean, Naperville, is in charge of the arrangements. (Rising Sun Recorder & News; Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana; Thursday, 27 Aug 1992; p. 3a:1)


 
  CLARA S. SCALF
Daughter of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Clara<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Clara S. Scalf, daughter of William M. Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Downing, was born about 1891 in Kentucky. Clara married Earnest Armstrong March 24, 1907 in Trimble County, Kentucky. (Scalf Family History, pg 167).

Clara and Earnest had one child in 1910, Lloyd C. Armstrong born about 1909. Three more children are listed in Scalf Family History, page 167-168.

Children of Clara S. Scalf and Earnest Armstrong:

     1) Lloyd C. Armstrong
     2)
 Louise Armstrong.
     3)
 Verna Armstrong.
     4)
 Raymond Armstrong.


1910    Trimble Co KY         26 April 1910             East Milton Precinct

ARMSTRONG, Earnest S. Head 23 1887 KY KY IN
                 Clara S. Wife 19 1891 IN KY IN
                 Lloyd C. Son 1 3/12 1909 KY KY IN

  

WILLIAM AVERY SCALF
Son of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
William Avery<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


William Avery Scalf was born about 1884 in Indiana according to census records. His WWI Draft Registration Card lists his birth date as June 4, 1883 and he was born in Jefferson County, Indiana.

Scalf Family History, pg. 168, states that William married Minnie Wingham March 3, 1901 in Trimble County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Benjamin Wingham and Virginia Perry. Seven children are listed in Scalf Family History. Minnie Wingham was the niece of Lillie B. Wingham, wife of Robert E. Scalf.

Seven children were found on the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census records.  The family was living in Trimble County, Kentucky in 1910, Ripley County, Indiana by 1920, and Jennings County, Indiana in 1930.  Scalf Family History, page 167 lists Hugh Scalf as a child of William and Minnie that died young.

Harold E. Scalf, son of William and Minnie married Myrtle E. Beshear (no date given). Hilda Scalf, daughter of William and Minnie was born March 9, 1907 and married Thomas Harley Spann (listed as Spam on pg. 168 Scalf Family History) March 14, 1923 in Jefferson County, Indiana.

Dorothy Spann lists Minnie’s full name as Minnie Myrtle (Wingham) Scalf.


1910    Trimble Co KY         2 May 1910                East Milton Precinct

SCALF, William Head 25 1885 IN KY IL
            Minnie Wife 24 1886 KY KY IL
            Harold  Son   8 1902 IN KY IN
            Maud Dau   6 1904 KY KY IN
            Hilda  Dau   3 1907 KY KY IN
            Lela Dau 2/12 1910 KY KY IN


WWI Registration Card

Name: William Avery Scalf
Age: 35
Home Address: Jennings County, IN                      (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: June 4, 1883
Employed: Farmer
Place of employment: Jennings County, IN
Nearest relative: Minnie Scalf
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Dark
Disability: none
Date: September 12, 1918      (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1920    Ripley Co IN              7 & 8 Jan 1920                       Shelby Township

SCALF, William A. Head 36 1884 IN KY IL
              Minnie Wife 33 1887 KY KY KY
              Harold  Son 17 1903 IN IN KY
              Maude Dau 15 1905 KY IN KY
              Hilda  Dau 12 1908 KY IN KY
              Lela Dau   9 1911 KY IN KY
              Inez Dau   6 1914 KY IN KY
              Gertrude Dau   4 1916 KY IN KY
              Virginia  Dau   1 1919 IN IN KY

 
1930    Jennings Co IN          16 April 1930             Geneva Township

SCALF, William Head 46 1884 IN KY IN
             Minnie Wife 43 1887 KY KY KY
             Harold Son 27 1907 IN IN KY
             Inez Dau 17 1913 KY IN KY
             Gertrude Dau 15 1915 IN IN KY
             Virginia Dau 11 1919 IN IN KY


1940 Jennings CO IN                    18 April 1940                Geneva

SCALF, William Head 56 1884 IN
           Minnie Wife 53 1887 KY


WWII Registration Card

Name: William Avery Scalf
Age: 58
Home Address: Geneva Tp., Jennings CO, IN      (Link to original document)
Mailing address: R.R. 1, Elizabethtown, IN   
Date of Birth: June 4, 1883
Born: Jefferson CO, IN
Name & address of person who will know your address: Minnie Scalf - R.R. 1, Elizabethtown, IN             
Employer's name: Self employed farmer
Place of employment: R.R. 1, Elizabethtown, Bartholomew CO, IN   

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

HAROLD EVERITT SCALF
Son of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Harold<William Avery<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Harold Everitt Scalf, son of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham, was born 1902-1903 in Indiana (1920 and 1930 census). Harold married Myrtle Elizabeth Breshear (Scalf Family History, pg 169)

1940 Bartholomew CO IN                        2 April 1940                    Rockcreek

SCALF, Harold E. Head 37 1903 IN
           Elizabeth M.  Wife 26 1914 IN
           Harold L. Son   8 1932 IN
           Robert A. Son   6 1934 IN
           Richard Son   3 1937 IN
           Barbara S. Dau   1 1939 IN

From the database of Dorothy Spann we have the following family for Harold and Myrtle.

Harold Evertt SCALF            1906 - 1961
................+Mytrle Elizabeth BRESHEAR         1915 - 1990
.................5          Harold Lloyd SCALF            1931 -
.....................               +Eveyln E BROWER 1931 -
......................  6          Daniel Bruce SCALF 1953 -
..........................                      +Gretchen RUST        1954 -
...........................         7          Andrea Kristin SCALF          1973 -
...........................         7          Jeremy Martin SCALF           1977 -
...........................         7          Emily Elizabeth SCALF         1983 -
...........................         7          Michelle Abigail SCALF        1987 -
......................  6          Robert Wesley SCALF           1956 -
..........................                      +Stacey Leigh CURTIS         1958 -
...........................         7          Kavin Taylor SCALF 1980 -
...........................         7          Kalen John SCALF    1982 -
...........................         7          Ian Scott SCALF        Unknown -
...........................         7          Kate Elizabeth SCALF           1992 -
......................  6          Elizabeth Ann SCALF           1959 - 1974
......................  6          Stephen Lloyd SCALF           1961 -
..........................                      +Cynitha Louise RUESCHHOFF      1960 -
...........................         7          Kathleen Elizabeth SCALF    1986 -
...........................         7          Samuel Benjamin SCALF      1987 -
...........................         7          Sarah Michelle SCALF           1990 -
...........................         7          Stephen Maxwell SCALF      1994 -
......................  6          Mary Ann SCALF      1965 -
..........................                      +Brian Seir RAMPERSAD   
...........................         7          Scalf Jordan Michael RAMPERSAD            1985 -
......................  6          Rebecca Ann SCALF 1967 -
..........................                      +Theodore TATEOKA          
...........................         7          Olivia Rebecca TATEOKA    1991 -
...........................         7          Sophia Rachael TATEOKA   1993 -
.................5          Robert Allan SCALF  1933 - 1995
.....................               +Marylin M CONRAD         
......................  6          Kathy SCALF            Unknown -
......................  6          John Keaton SCALF  Unknown -
......................  6          David SCALF            Unknown -
......................  6          Ronald Allen SCALF Unknown -
.................5          Richard Dean SCALF            1936 -
.....................               +Betty Jean WEST     1938 - 1990
......................  6          Richard Dean Jr SCALF        1956 -
..........................                      +Priscilla Ann ROSS  1955 -
...........................         7          Richard Dean lll SCALF        1981 -
...........................         7          Virginia Ann SCALF 1984 -
......................  6          Laura Kathleen SCALF          1958 -
..........................                      +Dan KLEPPER       
......................  6          Michael Everett SCALF         1960 -
..........................                      +? ?    
...........................         7          Erica Michelle SCALF           1988 -
...........................         7          Margaret Ann Daniell SCALF           1988 -
......................              *2nd Wife of Michael Everett SCALF:        
..........................                      +? ?    
.................                   *2nd Wife of Richard Dean SCALF:           
.....................               +Joyce Ann BRADLEY        1931 -
...........      5          Barbara Sue SCALF   1938 -
.....................               +Kerry JONES          
.................                   *2nd Husband of Barbara Sue SCALF:        
.....................               +David B JENSEN   
......................  6          David JENSEN          Unknown -
......................  6          Julie JENSEN Unknown -
......................  6          Danny JENSEN          Unknown -
...........      5          Judith Elaine SCALF 1950 -
.....................               +David LEE  
...........      5          William Avery SCALF           1954 -
.....................               +Suzanne RODMAN (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

 

HAROLD LOYD SCALF
Son of
Harold Everitt Scalf & Myrtle Breshears
Harold L<Harold E<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Harold Loyd Scalf, son of Harold Everitt Scalf and Myrtle E. Breshears, was born August 22, 1931. Harold married Evelyn E. Brower, born January 31, 1931 in Idaho. (Scalf Family History, pg. 170)

Children of Harold L. Scalf and Evelyn E. Brower:  (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

     1) Daniel B. Scalf – married Gretchen Rust
     2)
 Robert W. Scalf
     3)
 Elizabeth Ann Scalf (1959-1974)
     4)
 Stephen Loyd Scalf
     5)
 Mary A. Scalf
     6)
 Rebecca A. Scalf


Children of Daniel B. Scalf and Gretchen Rust: 
(Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

     1) Andrea Kristin Scalf, born 1973
     2)
 Jeremy Martin Scalf, born 1977
     3)
 Emily Elizabeth Scalf, born 1983
     4)
 Michelle Abigail Scalf, born1987


Children of Robert Wesley Scalf and Stacey Leigh Curtis: 
(Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

     1) Kavin Taylor Scalf
     2)
 Kalen John Scalf
     3)
 Ian Scott Scalf
     4)
 Kate Elizabeth Scalf

Elizabeth Ann Scalf (1959-1974)

 

Children of Stephen Lloyd Scalf and Cynthia Louise Rueschohoff: (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)


     1)
 Kathleen Elizabeth Scalf
     2)
 Samuel Benjamin Scalf
     3)
 Sarah Michelle Scalf
     4)
 Stephen Maxwell Scalf

Child of Mary Ann Scalf and Brian Rampersad:  (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

     1) Jordan Michael RAMPERSAD

Children of Rebecca Ann Scalf Theodore Tateoka: (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

     1) Olivia Rebecca Tateoka
     2)
 Sophia Rachael Tateoka

 ROBERT ALLEN SCALF
Son of
Harold Everett Scalf & Myrtle Elizabeth Breshears
Robert A<Harold E<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Robert Allen Scalf, son of Harold Everett Scalf and Myrtle Elizabeth Breshears, was born 1933 and died 1955. (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

Robert married Marilyn M. Conrad, born January 26, 1934 in Oaklandon, Indiana, the daughter of John and Shirley (Adams) Conrad. Marilyn died June 12, 2005. (Obituary of Marilyn Conrad Scalf - Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Children of Robert Allen Scalf and Marilyn Conrad:  (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)


     1)
 Kathy Scalf
     2)
 John Keaton Scalf
     3)
 David Scalf
     4)
 Ronald Allen Scalf - deceased

Obituary of Marilyn Conrad Scalf
:

Marilyn M. Scalf 71, Greenwood, died Sunday, June 12, 2005. She was born January 26, 1934, in Oaklandon, IN. Her parents were John and Shirley (Adams) Conrad. She married Robert A. Scalf, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, David Scalf of Indianapolis, and John Keaton of Greenfield; one daughter, Kathy Lykins of Columbus, IN; two brothers, George Conrad of Illinois, and Jim Conrad of Indianapolis; three sisters, Betty Conrad of Greenwood, Nancy Arnold of Martinsville, and Doris Kunzler of Rupert, ID; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Scalf. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Greenwood Second Ward. Services: Friday, June 17, 2005, 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 30th & Sherman, Columbus, IN. Calling: Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main Street., and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at Springer Cemetery, Elizabethtown, IN. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)



RICHARD DEAN SCALF
Son of
Harold Everett Scalf & Myrtle Elizabeth Breshears
Richard D<Harold E<William Avery<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Richard Dean Scalf, son of Harold Everett Scalf and Myrtle Elizabeth Breshears, was born 1936. Richard married Betty Jean West (1938-1990). Richard married second to Mary Jane Bradley. (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

Child of Richard Dean Scalf and Betty Jean West:  (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

     1) Richard Dean Scalf, Jr., married Priscilla Ann Ross
     2)
 Laura Kathleen Scalf, married Dan Klepper
     3)
 Michael Everett Scalf married 1. _____ 2. ______.

Children of Michael Everett Scalf and first wife:  (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

     1) Erica Michelle Scalf
     2)
 Margaret Ann Daniell Scalf

 Children of Richard Dean Scalf, Jr., and Priscilla Ann Ross:  (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

     1) Richard Dean lll Scalf
     2)
 Virginia Ann Scalf

 

BARBARA SUE SCALF
Daughter of
Harold Everett Scalf & Myrtle Elizabeth Breshears
Barbara S<Harold E<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Barbara Sue Scalf, daughter of Harold Everett Scalf and Myrtle Elizabeth Breshears, was born 1838. Barbara married first, Kerry Jones and second to David B. Jensen. (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

Children of Barbara Sue Scalf and David B. Jensen:  (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

     1) David Jensen
     2)
 Julie Jensen
     3)
 Danny Jensen 

Two more children are listed in the database of Dorothy Spann as children of Harold Everett Scalf. These children are Judith Elaine Scalf and William Avery Scalf. However, their birth dates are listed as 1950 and 1954 respectively. It is unclear to the author if these children were intended to be listed under Harold or if they were children of another family member due to the birth dates. Until we have further information on these children, they will be shown only in the database of Dorothy Spann. 

 

MAUDE SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Maude<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis


Maude Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham, was born1904-1905 in Kentucky (1910 and 1920 census). Maude did not appear on the 1930 census with the family and it is assumed that Maude either married or had died 1920-1930. No further information is known.


HILDA MARIE SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Hilda<William A<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Hilda Marie Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham, was born March 9, 1907. Hilda married first to Irvin Rich and second to Thomas Harley Spann March 14, 1923. (Scalf Family History, pg 168)

We are indebted to Dorothy Spann for information submitted on this line of the family. Dorothy states that Hilda Marie was married first to Irvin Rich. No children from this marriage were reported.

Thomas Harley Spann died 1947 and Hilda Marie (Scalf) Rich-Spann died 1954.

The author has listed the line of Hilda Marie Scalf as it descends to Jackson Spann, husband of Dorothy Ann (Stephenson) Spann. For further information on this line of the family, please follow the link provided below to Dorothy’s database.   

Children of Hilda Marie Scalf and Thomas Harley Spann:


     1)
 Mary Virginia Spann born 1923 married Jack Harvey Lowder - 1919 – 2004
     2)
 Marjorie Fern Spann - 1928 – 1994 married Richard Burke Rhodes - 1930 – 1994
     3)
 Thomas Eugene Spann 1930 – 1989 married Gertrude Krapp 1927 –
     4) Jackson Dean Spann 1931 – 2004 married Dorothy Ann Stephenson 1931 –
    
5) Shirley Ann Spann – 1933 –Married Arthur Disbro, Jr. 1929 – 1970
     6)
 Ronald Lee Spann – 1936 – 1987 – Married Betty Carol Woods
     7)
 Sharon Kay Spann – 1940 – Married Celvie “Lucky” Eason born 1941.
     8)
 Beverly Joan Spann – 1944 – Married John August Maydak – 1939 – 1992.


Children of Jackson Dean Spann and Dorothy Ann Stephenson:


     1)
 Sandra Ann Spann born 1951 – married Robert Carden Giles born 1948.
     2)
 Thomas Charles Spann born 1954 – married Sharon Kay Bergerson born 1959.
     3)
 Debra Joan Spann born 1954 – married James Joseph Wardlow born 1950.
     4)
 Terry Lynn Spann born 1955 – married Kimberly Blair
     5)
 Jackson Robert Spann born 1961 – married Maria Gloria Struchen born 1961.

Thomas Harley Spann and Hilda Marie Scalf Spann were found on the 1930 Marion County, Indiana census.

1930 Marion Co IN               16 April 1930                         Center Township

SPANN, Harley Head 26 1904 IN IN IN
           Hilda  Wife 23 1907 IN IN KY
           Mary S. Dau   7 1923 IN IN IN
           Marjorie F. Dau 2 10/12 1927 IN IN IN

  

LELAH SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Lelah>William A<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Lelah Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham was born about 1911 in Kentucky (1920 census). From the database of Dorothy Spann we have Leah Evelyn Scalf born 1910 and died 2004. She married John Perkins, born 1902 and died 1980. Leah and John had one known child, Richard Glenn Perkins born 1926 and died 1989. He married Harriet Ann Huffman. (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

Leah Evelyn SCALF  1910 - 2004
....                    +John PERKINS        1902 - 1980
.................       5          Richard Glenn PERKINS      1926 - 1989
.       ....................               +Harriet Ann HUFFMAN

  

INEZ? (INA MAE?) SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Inez<William A<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Inez? Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham was born about 1914 in Kentucky (1920 census). Although we have no documentation, we believe that Inez might have been Ina Mae Scalf listed in the database of Dorothy Spann. If this is correct, Ina married Lloyd Bowen and had at least one son, Melvin Eugene Bowen who married Patricia (maiden name unknown). This couple had four children; Eugene, Robert, William, and Mary Lou Bowen.

Ina Mae SCALF         1913 - 1988
               +Lloyd BOWEN       
......       5          Melvin BOWEN, Eugene 1932 - 1995
.....................               +Patricia?       
......................  6          Eugene BOWEN       
......................  6          Robert BOWEN        
......................  6          William BOWEN       
......................  6          Mary Lou BOWEN    (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

 
ZELPHA GERTRUDE SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Gertrude<William A<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf


Gertrude Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham, was born about 1915-1916 in Kentucky (1920 and 1930 census). We believe Gertrude was Zelpha Gertrude Scalf listed in the database of Dorothy Spann. If this is correct, Gertrude married Robert Burns and this couple had three children, Janet Sue Burns, Janice Anne Burns and Joy Belle Moody. Dorothy lists the birth and death date of Gertrude as 1915-1973. (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)


Zelpha Gertrude SCALF 1915 - 1973
................                    +Robert M BURNS   
.................       5          Janet Sue BURNS     
.................       5          Janice Anne BURNS 
.................       5          Joy Belle MOODY     1932 – 2001  ((Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

 

VIRGINIA SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Virginia<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Virginia Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham, was born about 1919 in Indiana (1920-1930 census). The only information we have for Virginia is from the database of Dorothy Spann. If correct, her full name was Violet Virginia Scalf. She was born 1918 and married Leslie Burkman. They had one known daughter, Judith Ann Burkman. (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

Violet Virginia SCALF          1918 -
                 +Leslie BURKMAN 
.................       5          Judith Anne BURKMAN

THOMAS MARION SCALF
Son of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Thomas<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thomas Marion Scalf, son of William M. Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Denning, was born about 1886 in Indiana (1910 census). His draft registration card states he was born July 18, 1885.

Scalf Family History reports on page 167 that Thomas Marion Scalf married Nonie Mullingan June 27, 1905 in Wells County, Indiana.

The database of Dorothy Spann lists Thomas as being born 1885 and died 1958.

Children of Thomas Marion Scalf as listed on page 168 of Scalf Family History:

     1) Walter H. Scalf – married Velma Jordan 1924.
     2)
 Carroll Scalf
     3)
 Simon Scalf
     4)
 Rodger Scalf
     5)
 Naomie Scalf
     6)
 Dempsie Scalf
     7)
 Solomon M. Scalf born 1913 – married Geneva McCoy June 24, 1943.

Family of Thomas Marion Scalf listed from the database of Dorothy Spann:

3    Thomas Marion SCALF   1885 - 1958
...........             +Nona MULLIKIN   
.......            4          Walter H SCALF        1910 - 1940
................                    +Velma JORDAN     
.................       5          Patricia SCALF          Unknown -
.................       5          Norma SCALF           Unknown -
.................       5          Nadine SCALF           Unknown -
.................       5          Donald SCALF          Unknown -
.................       5          Jack SCALF               Unknown -
.......            4          Demcy SCALF           1911 - 1986
................                    +Dean WAINSCOTT 1913 - 1990
...........................         *2nd Husband of Demcy SCALF:    
................                    +Harry Kelso SPANN            1909 - 1940
.................       5          [10] Doris Norma SPANN     Unknown -
.....................               +[11] ? TEMPLE       
.     .....................  6          [12] Amy TEMPLE    Unknown -
.................       5          [13] Nona SPANN     Unknown -
.................       5          [14] Ray SPANN        Unknown -
.......            4          Solomon M SCALF    1913 -
................                    +Geneva McCOY      
.......            4          Carroll SCALF           Unknown -
.......            4          Simon SCALF            Unknown -
.......            4          Rodger SCALF          Unknown -
.......            4          Namoi SCALF            Unknown –


Thomas and Nona were found on the 1910 Trimble County, Kentucky census and the 1920 Jefferson County, Indiana census. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1910    Trimble Co KY         22 May 1910              East Milton Township

SCALF, Thomas Head 24 1886 IN KY IN
            Nona   Wife 22 1888 KY KY KY
            Walter Son   3 1907 IN IN KY
            Naomie Dau 1 1/12 1909 KY IN KY


WWI Registration Card

Name: Thomas Marion Scalf
Age: 33
Home Address: R. R. 1, Jeff, IN                      (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: July 18, 1885
Employed: Farmer
Nearest relative: Nona Scalf - R.R. 1, Jeff, IN
Height: Medium
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: September 12, 1918      (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)
 

1920    Jefferson Co IN         19-21 Jan 1920           Smyrna Township

SCALF, Thomas Head 34 1886 IN KY IN  
           Nona Wife 31 1889 KY KY KY  
           Walter Son 13 1907 IN IN KY  
            Naomie Dau 10 1910 KY IN KY  
            Demcie Dau   8 1912 KY IN KY (Dempsey)
            Solomon  Son   6 1914 KY IN KY  
            Carol Son   4 1916 KY IN KY  
            Rodger Son   2 1918 IN IN KY  
FORD, Edmond Head? Ukn Ukn US US US  


1940 Brazoria CO TX                        25 June 1940

SCALF, Carrolle Head 26 1914 IN
          T. M. Father 53 1887 IN
          Nona Mother 52 1888 KY

 


WWII Registration Card

Name: Thomas Marion Scalf
Age: 56
Home Address: R.F.D. #2, Westport, Jennings CO, IN        (Link to original document)
Mailing address: R.F.D. #2, Westport, Jennings CO, IN  
Date of Birth: July 18, 1885
Born: Jefferson CO, IN
Name & address of person who will know your address: Solomon Scalf - R.F.D. #2, Westport, Jennings CO, IN            
Employer's name: Self - farmer and carpenter
Place of employment: R.F.D. #2, Westport, Jennings CO, IN   (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

WALTER H. SCALF
Son of
Thomas Scalf & Nonie Mulligan
Walter<Thomas<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Walter Scalf, son of Thomas and Nonie Mulligan Scalf was born about 1907 according to the 1930 Marion County, Indiana census.  Walter married Velma Jordan August 14, 1924 in Marion County, Indiana. (Indiana Marriages – Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Name: Walter H Scalf
Spouse Name: Velma Jordan
Marriage Date: 14 Aug 1924
Marriage County: Marion
Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1920 - 1925 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Ind
Book: 124

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Walter and Velma were found on the 1930 census of Marion County, Indiana with two children in the home.


1930 Marion County IN                       3 April 1930                              Center Township      Indianapolis

SCALF, Walter H. Head 23 1907 IN IN KY
            Velma Wife 23 1907 IN IN KY
            Patricia L. Dau 4 8/12 1925 IN IN IN
            Donald H. Son 1 9/12 1928 IN IN IN


By 1940, Walter Scalf has married again to Irene _____. We do not know what happened to Velma Scalf.

1940 Marion County IN                       15-16 April 1940                              Center Township      Indianapolis

SCALF, Walter H. Head 33 1907 IN
           Irene Wife 24 1916 KY
           Patricia L.   Dau 14 1926 IN
           Donald H. Son 11 1929 IN
           Jack M. Son   8 1932 IN
           Norma L. Dau   7 1933 IN
           Nadine Dau   6 1934 IN

  Link to Spann Database     (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)
 

CARROLL SCALF
Son of
Thomas Scalf & Nonie Mulligan
Carroll<Thomas<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Carroll Scalf, son of Thomas Scalf & Nonie Mulligan, was born March 7, 1915 in Indiana and died August 23, 1976 in Oklahoma..

1940 Brazoria CO TX                        25 June 1940

SCALF, Carrolle Head 26 1914 IN
          T. M. Father 53 1887 IN
          Nona Mother 52 1888 KY

 

SUSAN A. SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson
Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Susan A. Scalf, daughter of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson was born about 1850-1852 in Kentucky (Census). From the records of Karen Fulhart we have a birth date of 13 August 1851. Susan died in Arkansas 8 April 1933. Susan married Jacob Bickford, born 14 November 1851 and died 5 October 1919. (Courtesy of Karen Fulhart)

We are indebted to Karen Fulhart for information concerning Susan’s family. Karen’s email message is listed here:

”I am researching the Bickford family and noticed a marriage between Jacob Bickford and Susana Scalfort in Benton County Arkansas Dec 24, 1870.  Since there are NO Scalforts listed in Ancestry.com search engine, I stumbled upon Susan Scalf in the 1870 census in Benton Arkansas.  She matches the criteria of Jacob's wife (age, born in Kentucky, and married in 1870).  You show Susan married to Jacob Brickford or Jacon Brickford.  I know for sure it is Bickford and sometimes Bickford. They had a daughter named Abbie M (b 8/1881) who was born in Arkansas, as well as other children.  Abbie would match your Abegail.  Jacob was born in 12/1845 though, not in 1835 as your records show.  The only difference is that the census records for Susana show that her father was from Tennessee rather than Virginia, but her mother is listed as from Kentucky.” (Courtesy of Karen Fullhart) 

The database of Karen Fulhart shows there were five children with Clarence being the last child born. Census records show only four children; however, Anna Agnes appears to have died young and did not appear on census records.

Children of Jacob Bickford and Susan A. Scalf:

     1) Fannie Mirenda Bickford born 11 August 1872 in Arkansas and died 11 December 1922. Fannie married Albert Alumbaugh.
     2)
 Anna Agness Bickford, born about 1876 and died before 1880.
     3)
 Mary C. Bickford born 1879 in Indiana and died before 1969.
     4)
 Abby (Abigail) Minora Bickford, born 10 July 1882 in Arkansas and died 25 December 1968. Abby married Simon C. Schies, born 14 May 1871 and died 9 March 1945.
     5)
 Clarance Lennie Bickford born 31 October 1892 in Missouri and died 20 July 1969. Clarence married Ethel Mae Lowry, born 12 June 1895 and died 20 November 1987.

Note that Mary was born in Indiana in 1879 Recall that Greenberry, Robert and William, (brothers of Susan) were living in Indiana in 1880. Susan and Jacob might have been visiting family in Indiana when Mary was born, or they might have moved there for a short time.

Susan and Jacob were back in Arkansas by 1882 where Abigail was born. The next move for this family was Missouri where Clarance was born in1892. There is quite a long span of years between the births of Abbie and Clarance (approx 10 years) suggesting there were children born that might have died. Susan stated on the 1900 Jasper County, Missouri census that she had six children born with four living. We know of five children. Anna Agnes died young, so there was at least one more unknown child that died.

By 1910, the family was living in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma where Susan was found through 1930. Her husband had died 1910-1920 and she was living alternately with her children.

Susan Ann or Susanna Scalf died 1933. (Scalf Family History, pg. 166)


1880 Marion CO AR            20 June 1880        White River Township

BICKFORD, Jacob Head 29 1851 IN OH PA
          Susana Wife 29 1851 KY TN KY
          Faney M. Dau   8 1872 AR IN OH
          Mary C. Dau   1 1879 IN IN OH

(Photograph - courtesy of Clyde King)


1900 Jasper CO MO            8 June 1900                Marion Township - Carthage

BIGFORD, Jacob Head 50 Dec 1849 IN NY PA Married 31 years  
          Susan Wife 49 Aug 1850 KY TN KY Married 31 Years 6 children born, 4 living
          Abbie M. Dau 18 Aug 1881 AR IN KY    
          Clarance L. Son   7 Oct 1892 MO IN KY    
SHENCER, Thomas C. Boarder 28 May 1872 MO MO MO    


1910 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma            29 April 1910        Oklahoma Township

BICKFORD, Jacob A. Head 59 1851 IN OH PA Married 40 years  
              Susie Wife 59 1851 KY TN KY Married 40 years 6 children born, 4 living
              Clarance L. Son 17 1893 MO IN KY    


1920 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma            5 January 1920              Oklahoma Township - Oklahoma City 

BICKFORD, Clarence Head 27 1893 MO IN KY
               Ethel Wife 24 1896 IL KY KY
               Hubert Son   6 1914 OK IL IL
               Blanche Dau   4 1916 IN MO IL
               Thelma Dau 8/12 1919 OK MO IL
               Susan   Mother 68 1852 KY KY KY   Widow


1930 Oklahoma CO OK               April 1930                     Oklahoma City

WORKMAN, Andrew Head 58 1872 TN TN TN    Married @ 27
                Mary Wife 51 1879 IN IN KY   Married @ 17
                Raymond Son 19 1911 OK TN IN
                Irene Dau 13 1917 OK TN KY
BICKFORD, Susie

Mother in law

78 1852 KY TN IL



FANNIE MIRENDA BICKFORD
Daughter of
Jacob Bickford & Susan A. Scalf
Fannie Bickford<Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Fannie Mirenda Bickford, daughter of Jacob Bickford and Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf, was born 11 August 1872 in Arkansas and died 11 December 1922. Fannie married Albert Alumbaugh April 29, 1888 in Jasper CO, MO. (Link to marriage license) (Courtesy of Karen Fulhart)


1900 Jasper CO MO                20 June 1900            Sarcoxie Township

ALLENBAUGH, Albert Head 32 Oct 1868 IN IN NC Married 12 years  
                Fanny Wife 28 Mar 1872 MO IN MO Married 12 years 3 children born, 3 living
                Pearl Dau   8 Jan 1892 MO IN MO    
               Harvey Son   5 Oct 1895 MO IN MO    
               Denver Son   2 Feb 1898 MO IN MO    


1910 Jasper CO MO                26 & 27 April 1910                Union Township

ALUMBAUGH, Albert Head 40 1870 IN IN KY  
            Fannie Wife 37 1873 AR IN KY 7 children born, 5 living
            Harvey Son 17 1893 MO IN AR  
            Denver Son 12 1898 MO IN AR  
            Dwight Son   7 1903 MO IN AR  
            Dollie Dau   2 1908 MO IN AR  

We have no further information on Fannie.
 

 MARY CATHERINE BICKFORD
Daughter of
Jacob Bickford & Susan A. Scalf
Mary Bickford<Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Mary Catherine Bickford, daughter of Jacob Bickford and Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf, was born December 1878 in Indiana (1880 AR and 1900 Missouri census). The database of Karen Fulhart states that Mary was born 1879 in Indiana and died before 1969.

According to the 1900 Jasper County, Missouri census, Mary Catherine married John Overton, probably around 1895. They stated they had been married five years on the 1900 census. Mary’s aunt, Manerva Jane Scalf Smith had moved to Jasper County, Missouri previously. 


1900 Jasper CO MO                            8 June 1900                    Marion Township - Carthage

OVERTON, John Head 31 Sep 1868 MO TN MO Married 5 years
           Mary Wife 21 Dec 1878 IN IN KY Married 5 years - 2 children born, 2 living 
           Clinton A. Son   4 Feb 1896 MO MO IN  
           Alma R. Dau   2 May 1898 MO MO IN  

Mary Bickford Overton then married Andrew L. Workman by 1910. The 1910 Oklahoma County census reveals that this was a second marriage for both Andrew and Mary. Andrew and Mary had been married for six years in 1910.  It appears that John Overton and Mary Catherine Bickford had divorced for John was found living with his brother-in-law, Thomas Overton in 1910 Montgomery County, Kansas.

Ruth A. Overton, daughter of Mary Catherine and stepdaughter of Andrew Workman was living in the home in 1910 confirming that this was the same Mary Catherine Bickford who had married John Overton first.

We believe that Ruth A. Overton in 1910 was the same person as Alma R. Overton on the 1900 census. In 1900, Ruth was with her parents John and Mary Catherine Bickford Overton. In 1910, she was with her mother and stepfather.

Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf Bickford was living in the home of her daughter Mary (Bickford) Overton-Workman in 1930 Oklahoma. Susan (Susanna) died three years later.


1910 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma            18 April 1910              Oklahoma City

WORKMAN, Andrew L. Head 37 1873 TN TN USA M2   Married for 6 years
               Mary Wife 31 1879 IN IA KY M2   4 children born, 4 living
OVERTON, Ruth A. Step Dau 12 1898 MO MO IN  
WORKMAN, Theodora A. Son   4 1906 CO TN IN  
              Ida Marie  Dau   2 1908 OK TN IN  


1910 Montgomery CO KS                May 1910                Louisburg Township

GOODWIN, Thomas D. Head 51 1859 MO TN USA
                Anna Wife 50 1860 MO TN IL
OVERTON, John J. Brother in law 41 1869 MO TN IL   Widower
             Clinton A. Nephew 14 1906 MO MO MO


1920 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma            10 & 12 January 1920              Oklahoma City

WORKMAN, Andrew Head 47 1873 TN USA USA
                 Mary Wife 41 1879 IN IN KY
                Theodore Son 14 1906 CO TN IN
                Ida Dau 11 1909 OK TN IN
                Raymond Son   9 1911 OK TN IN
                Irene Dau 3 3/12 1916 OK TN IN


1930 Oklahoma CO OK                April 1930                      Oklahoma City

WORKMAN, Andrew Head 58 1872 TN TN TN   Married @ 27
                Mary Wife 51 1879 IN IN KY   Married @ 17
                Raymond Son 19 1911 OK TN IN
                Irene Dau 13 1917 OK TN KY
BICKFORD, Susie Mother in law 78 1852 KY TN IL



ABIGAIL MINORA "NORA" BICKFORD

Daughter of
Jacob Bickford & Susan A. Scalf
Abigail Bickford<Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Abigail Minora (Nora) Bickford, daughter of Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf and Jacob Bickford, was born about 1883 in Oklahoma. Nora married Sim C. Schies February 13, 1901 in Jasper CO, MO. (Link to marriage license) This family was found 1910-1920 living in Oklahoma. No further information is known.

(Link to photograph of Abigail Minora (Nora) Bickford and Lillie B. Wingham Scalf) Lillie Wingham married Robert E. Scalf, the son of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson. (Photograph  - courtesy of Clyde King)
 .


1910 Pottawatomie CO OK                    23 April 1910                    Brinton Township

SCHIES, Sim C. Head 38 1872 MO Germ IN
          Nora Wife 27 1883 OK KY KY
          Louie           Son   7 1903 OK MO MO
          Cleo   Son   5 1905 OK MO MO
          Fernie Son   3 1907 OK MO MO
          Elmer   Son   1 1909 OK MO MO


1920 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma                14 & 15 January 1920                Lincoln Township

SCHIES, S.C. Head 47 1873 MO Germ IN
         Nora Wife 37 1883 MO KY KY
         Louie Son 17 1903 OK MO MO
         Celo Son 15 1905 OK MO MO
         Fern Son 13 1907 OK MO MO
         Elmer Son 10 1910 OK MO MO
         Inice Dau   8 1912 OK MO MO
         Unice Dau   8 1912 OK MO MO
         Dasie Dau   4 1916 OK MO MO
         Hazell  Dau 10/12 1919 OK MO MO



 CLARENCE LENNIE BICKFORD
Son of
Jacob Bickford & Susan A. Scalf
Clarence Bickford<Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Clarence L. Bickford, son of Jacob Bickford and Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf, was born about 1893 in Missouri. Clarence was found on the 1920 and 1930 census of Oklahoma. His wife was Ethel Mae Lowrey. No further information.  


1920 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma            5 January 1920              Oklahoma Township - Oklahoma City 

BICKFORD, Clarence Head 27 1893 MO IN KY
               Ethel Wife 24 1896 IL KY KY
               Hubert Son   6 1914 OK IL IL
               Blanche Dau   4 1916 IN MO IL
               Thelma Dau 8/12 1919 OK MO IL
               Susan   Mother 68 1852 KY KY KY   Widow


1930 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma                9 April 1930            Oklahoma City

BICKFORD, Clarence L. Head 38 1892 MO IN KY
              Ethel M. Wife 34 1896 IL KY KY
              Herbert C. Son 16 1914 OK MO IL
              Blanch M. Dau 15 1915 IN MO IL
              Thelma C. Dau 10 1920 Ok MO IL
              Ester C. Dau   8 1922 OK MO IL
              Marry J. Dau   6 1924 OK MO IL
              Calvin W. Son 2 11/12 1927 OK MO IL

(Bickford family courtesy of Karen Fulhart)

(Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)       

Link to Bickford database   (Courtesy of Karen Fulhart)

ROBERT EDWARD SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson
Robert E <Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Robert E. Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Patsy Jackson was born about 1855 in Kentucky. It appears that Robert E. Scalf was married at least twice prior to his marriage to Lillie B. Wingham We have been unable to confirm with records that this is the same Robert E. Scalf; however, no other Robert Scalf appears to meet the criteria for the following information.

Marriage records obtained from Ancestry dot com reveal that one Robert Scalf married Evaline Abrams 26 October 1877 in Greene County, Indiana.  This may, or may not, be the Robert E. Scalf. However, no other Robert Scalf fits the criteria for birth date and location. 

Name:

Robert Scalf

Spouse Name:

Evaline Abrams

Marriage Date:

26 Oct 1877

Source Title 1:

Greene Co Indiana

Source Title 2:

Index to Marriage Record 1821 - 1920 [Lacking 1828

Source Title 3:

W. P. A.

Book:

K

OS Page:

236


A further search of the census records produced Evaline Abrams living in the home of her father, John Abrams, in Green County, Indiana in 1880. This can be found under household No. 41 on the 1880 census.  In the home is William R. Scalf, age 1. We believe he was a child of Robert E. Scalf and Evaline Abrams.


1880 Green Co. IN    7 June 1880    East Half of Beech Creek

ABRAMS, John Father 45 1835 IN KY KY  
         William J? Son 20 1860 IN IN IN  
         John W. Son 17 1862 IN IN IN  
         Mary C.  Dau 14 1866 IN IN IN  
         Arrie B. Dau 11 1869 IN IN IN  
         Henry D. Son   9 1871 IN IN IN  
         Evaline Dau 22 1858 IN IN IN Keeping house
SCALF, William R. G-son   1 1879 IN ?? IN  

The place of birth for William’s father appears to be listed as “not.” However, this is not very legible so this word could be anything.

John Abrams was found in 1870 at Green County, Indiana with wife, Martha. Martha had died by the enumeration of the 1880. Evaline Abrams was twelve years old in 1870 and in the home of her parents.

1870 Green Co. IN    (No date given)          Highland Township – Worthington P.O.

ABRAMS, John 30 1840 IN
           Martha 26 1844 IN
           Evaline 12 1858 IN
           William F. 10 1860 IN
           John W.   6 1864 IN
           Arrabelle   1 1869 IN
           Mollie   4 1866 IN

The marriage of Robert and Evaline was short-lived for in 1880, Robert remarried to Clara Denning. Clara was a sister of Mary Elizabeth Denning, wife of Robert’s brother, William. William and Mary Elizabeth were living next door the Ostrander family in 1880.

Name:

Clara Denning

Spouse Name:

Robert Scalf

Marriage Date:

20 Jun 1880

Source Title 1:

Switzerland County Indiana

Source Title 2:

Marriage Records 1831 - 1885

Source Title 3:

Part I - Grooms Part II - Brides Compiled by Knox-

Book:

3

OS Page:

431

On June 11, 1880, Robert was enumerated in the home of Louisa Ostrander along with his brother, Britton. By June 20, 1880, just nine days later, Robert married Clara Denning. We have no information on any children from this union.

1880    Switzerland Co IN                11 June 1880

OSTRANDER, Louisa Head 56 1824 IN IN IN
SMITH, Martha            Daughter 32 1848 IN IN IN
              Harry   Son 10 1870 IN IN IN
OSTRANDER, Noah (Relationship not given) 25 1855 IN IN IN
SCALF, Britton (Relationship not given) 22 1858 KY KY KY
SCALF, Robert (Relationship not given) 27 1853 KY KY KY
MARZ, William (Relationship not given) 18 1862 KY KY KY


Robert’s marriage to Clara lasted a short time as well for he then married Lillie B. Wingham December 15, 1888 in Jefferson County, Indiana.  (Ref: Book 16 OS pg. 180 Jefferson County Marriages 1873-1899 - Books 13 through 18).

Transcribed copy of marriage record of Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Name: Robert Scalf
Spouse Name: Lillie B. Wingham
Marriage Date: 15 Dec 1888
Marriage County: Jefferson
Source Title 1: Jefferson County Indiana
Source Title 2: Marriages 1873-1899 (Books 13 through 18)
Source Title 3: Part I Grooms Part II Brides
Book: 16
OS Page: 180

By 1900 Robert and Lillie were in Trimble County, Kentucky where they were still living in 1910. 


1900    Trimble County KY             19 June 1900              East Milton

SCALF, Robert Head 42 1858 KY KY KY
           Lillie Wife 35 1865 KY KY KY
           Robert L. Son 10 1890 KY KY KY
           William A. Son   7 1893 KY KY KY
           Pearl E. Dau   5 1895 KY KY KY
           Samuel B. Son   2 1898 KY KY KY
           Ivy B.   Dau 0/12 1900 KY KY KY

 
1910    Trimble County KY             15 April 1910             West Milton Precinct

SCALF, Robert Head 53 1857 KY Scotland Germany
           Lily Wife 45 1865 KY KY KY
           Lee Son 20 1890 KY KY KY
           William Son 17 1893 KY KY KY
           Ethel Dau 15 1895 KY KY KY
           Samuel   Son 12 1898 KY KY KY
           Ivy Dau   9 1901 KY KY KY
           Benjamin Son   6 1904 IN KY KY
           George Son   5 1905 IN KY KY

Sometime between 1910 and 1920, the family moved back to Indianapolis (Marion County) Indiana where they remained.

1920    Marion County IN                3 January 1920          Center Township

SCALF, Robert Head 65 1855 KY KY KY
           Lillie Wife 44 1876 KY KY KY
          Samuel Son 22 1898 KY KY KY
          Benjamin Son 17 1903 KY KY KY
          Franklin  Son   7 1913 IN KY KY
          Paul     Son   5 1915 IN KY KY


On the 1930 census of Marion County, Indiana, Robert’s name is listed as Robert E. Scalf. Robert and Lillie were the parents of nine children according to census records.

1930    Marion County IN    3 April 1930   Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Robert E. Head 75 1855 KY OK TN  
              Lillie B. Wife 55 1875 KY KY KY  
              Frank J. Son 17 1913 IN KY KY (Franklin Joseph)
              Paul C. Son 15 1915 IN KY KY (Paul Clarence)
GENTLE, Edgar W. Boarder 25 1905 TN KY KY  
              Elmer Boarder 23 1907 KY KY KY  
              John Boarder 19 1921 KY KY KY  


1940 Marion County IN                   29 April 1940                      Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Lillie Head 65 1875 KY               Widow
          Frank Son 28 1912 IN
          Lela Dau in law 31 1909 IN
          Joseph   Step son   6 1934 IN
          Muriel Step dau   5 1935 IN
TERHUNE, Raymond Grandson 19 1921 IN
                   Harold Grandson 16 1924 IN

(Link to photograph of Lillie Wingham Scalf and Nora Schies) (Photograph - courtesy of Clyde King) Nora Schies (Abigail "Abby" Minora Bickford Schies) is the daughter of Jacob Alexander Bickford & Susan A. Scalf and is married to Simon C. Schies.

Lillie died November 11, 1962. Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham Scalf are buried at Washington Park Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana. 



ROBERT E. LEE SCALF
 Son of
Robert E. Scalf & Lillie B. Wingham
Robert E. L<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Robert E. Lee Scalf was born December 21, 1889 in Kentucky. He is listed on the 1900, census of Trimble County, Kentucky as Robert L. and on the 1910, & 1930, censuses of Marion County, Indiana as Lee. Descendents state his full name was Robert E. Lee Scalf, Jr. He is listed on his WWI and WWII Draft Registration Cards as Robert Lee Scalf. His draft registration cards list the following information:

1920 Marion CO IN                5 January 1920                Center

SCAALS (SCALF), Robert Lee Head 30 1890 KY KY IN
                                 Mary Wife 19 1901 IN IN IN
                                 Robert S. Son   2 1918 IN KY IN
                                 Jeneva B. Dau 2/12 1919 IN KY IN

WWI Registration Card

Name: Robert Lee Scalf
Age: 27
Home Address: 830 River Ave, Indianapolis, Marion, IN            
Date of Birth: December 21, 1889
Born: Milton, Kentucky                                          (Link to original document)
Employed: Machinist - Automobile assembler
Employer's name: Premier Motor Co.
Place of employment: Indianapolis, IN     
Dependent: Wife
Married or single: Married
Height: Tall
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917

WWII Registration Card

Name: Robert Lee Scalf
Age: 51
Home Address: 2926 Stuart, Indianapolis, Marion, IN      (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: December 21, 1890
Born: Trimble CO, Kentucky
Name & address of person who will know your address: Pauline Scalf - 2926 Stuart, Indianapolis, Marion, IN              
Employer's name: Stewart-Carey Glass Co.
Place of employment: Virginia Ave & South New Jersey, Indianapolis, Marion, IN (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)    

Sharon Scalf Roller and Michael Scalf, children of Paul Clarence Scalf and Geraldine Josephine Hopper Scalf, state that Robert E. Lee Scalf married first to Mary (maiden name unknown). Sharon Scalf Roller confirms that Robert’s full name was Robert E. Lee Scalf. 

Dorothy Spann, another descendent of this family, lists in her database that Robert’s first wife was Mary Angeline Houghland and his second wife was Pauline Conway. Robert was found with wife Mary in 1930, Marion County, Indiana. We have no information concerning whether Mary died or they divorced; however, he was married to Pauline at the time of the draft registration for WWII.
 

1930    Marion Co IN            21 April 1930             Center Township      Indianapolis

SCALF, Lee Head 42 1888 IN IN IN
         Mary Wife 30 1900 IN IN IN
         Robert Son 12 1918 IN IN IN
         Raymond  Son   6 1924 IN IN IN
         May Dau 3 3/12 1927 IN IN IN

The children listed on the census above correspond with the names submitted to the author by Michael Scalf and his sister, Sharon Scalf Roller.

Sharon Scalf Roller states that Robert E. Lee Scalf, Jr. remarried to Polly (maiden name unknown). It is possible that Polly was used for Pauline but was most often used for Mary. It is also possible that he remarried a third time. Sharon Scalf Roller states the following children for Robert and Polly: 

     1) Barbara Scalf.
     2)
 Marvin Scalf.
     3)
 “Sassy” Scalf (Given name unknown). (Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller and Michael Scalf)

1940 Marion CO IN                            22 April 1940

SCALF, Lee R. Head 48 1892 KY
           Pauline  Wife 28 1912 KY
           Raymond Son 15 1925 IN
           May L. Dau 13 1927 IN
           Marvin Son   7 1933 IN
           Barbara Jean Dau   3 1937 IN

The research of Dorothy Spann relates the following information on this family from her database:

Robert Edward Lee SCALF 1888 - 1957
..             +Mary Angeline HOUGHLAND      1898 - 1930
............            4          Robert Stephen SCALF         1918 -
............            4          Raymond Lee SCALF            1924 -
............            4          May Lucille SCALF   1927 -
.......        *2nd Wife of Robert Edward Lee SCALF:  
       .             +Pauline CONWAY  
............            4          Marvin Bruce SCALF            1934 -
.......   .........                    +Pamela POWELL    
............            4          Barbara Jean SCALF  1936 -
............            4          Shirley Louise SCALF           1940 -
............            4          Thomas Wayne SCALF          1942 -
..........    ......                    +Carol J RICE           
............            4          Alice Marie SCALF    1944 – (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

 

ROBERT STEPHEN SCALF
Son of
Robert E. Lee Scalf & Mary Angeline Houghland
Robert S<Robert E. L<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Robert Scalf, the son of Robert E. Lee Scalf & Mary Angeline Houghland, was born January 5, 1918 and died November 22, 2005. He married Ruth Mae Kemp

1940 Marion Co IN                 4 April 1940                           Center Township - Indianapolis

STOREY, Charles Head 38 1902 IN
           Pearl Wife 39 1901 IN
           Charles, Jr. Son 11 1929 IN
SCALF, Robert Son in law 22 1918 IN
           Ruth Step dau 20 1920 IN
           Charles Grandson   1 1939 IN



WILLIAM AVERY SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
William<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

William Avery Scalf, son of Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham, was born July 24, 1891, or 1892. William married Jesse (maiden name unknown to Sharon and Michael Scalf); however, the author is of the opinion that this is the William who married Jessie May Laux in 1912. Scalf Family History, page 166 states that William Arthur Scalf (son of Great Britton and Louisa Emmaline Dowell) married Jessie May Laux. However, records confirm that Great Britton’s son William Arthur Scalf married Mary S. Laux and not Jessie May Laux.  

The WWII Draft Registration Card for William A. Scalf (son of Robert and Lillie) lists his full name as William Avery Scalf. This was not William Arthur Scalf.

William Avery Scalf and Jessie May Laux were the parents of two known children. Sharon Roller Scalf states that she is unsure if the children were natural or adopted children.

     1) Carl Scalf
     2)
 Billie Joe Scalf  

WWI Registration Card

Name: William A. Scalf
Age: 25
Home Address: 657 Birch, Indianapolis, Marion, IN            
Date of Birth: July 24, 1891
Born: Milton, Kentucky                         (Link to original document)
Employed: Machinist - foreman
Employer's name: Nordyke & Marmon Co
Place of employment: Indianapolis, IN     
Dependent: Wife
Married or single: Married
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917

William registered for both the WWI and WWII drafts. Jessie Scalf is listed on the WWII draft card as the person who would know his address. Note that his birth date from the WWI registration states July 24, 1891, and his birth date is stated on the WWII registration as July 24, 1892.

WWII Registration Card

Name: William Avery Scalf
Age: 50
Home Address: 3022 N. Euclid Ave. Indianapolis, Marion, IN    (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: July 24, 1892
Born: Milton, Kentucky
Telephone: CH2637R
Name & address of person who will know your address: Jessie Scalf - 3022 N. Euclid Ave. Indianapolis, Marion, IN                 
Employer's name: International Machine & Tool Corp.
Place of employment: 1129 W. 21st St., Indianapolis, Marion, IN    

1920 Marion CO IN                5 January 1920                Center

SCAALS (SCALF), William A. Head 27 1893 KY KY KY  
                        Jessie M. Wife 23 1897 IN IN IN  
                        Carl Son 11/12 1919 IN KY IN  
LUX, Harrison Father in law 62 1858 IN IN IN Widower
          Goldie M. Boarder 14 1906 IN IN IN  
          Mary S.   Boarder 12 1908 IN IN IN  

William and Jesse were living in Peoria County, Illinois in 1930, with two children. The name of the first child on the census appeared as Carvil but this was Carl.

1930 Peoria CO IL                15 April 1930                         Peoria

SCALF, William Head 38 1892 KY KY KY
             Jesse Wife 33 1897 IN IN IN
             Carvil Son 11 1919 IN KY IN
             Billie Joe Son   4 1926 IN KY IN


1940 Marion Co IN                 4 April 1940                           Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Willian A. Head 47 1893 KY
             Jessie Wife 43 1897 IN
             Billy Joe Son 15 1925 IN
             Carl William Son 21 1919 IN
             Mary G. Dau in law 21 1919 IN
             Carl Eugene Grandson   3 1937 IN
             Leroy Grandson   1 1939 IN
             Fay Eilleen Granddau 0/12 1940 IN

(Census record courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

BILLY JOE SCALF
Son of
William Scalf and Jesse Laux
Billy Joe<William<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Name: Billy J Scalf
Service Info.: SGT FC US ARMY KOREA
Birth Date: 26 Mar 1926
Death Date: 28 Apr 1976
Service Start Date: 8 Jan 1955
Interment Date: 28 Apr 1976
Cemetery: Mountain Home National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: P.O. Box 8 VA Medical Center Johnson City, TN 37684
Buried At: Section Kk Site 84



HARRISON LAUX
FAMILY

Harrison Laux and Mary J. Laux were the parents of Jessie May Laux, Mary S. Laux, and June Laux. Jessie May Laux married William Avery Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham.

Mary Jane Laux, a sister of Jessie May Laux, married William Arthur Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emaline Dowell Scalf.

June Laux, also a sister to Jessie and Mary S. Laux, married Alonzo Forrest Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf.

William Avery Scalf that married Jessie May Laux was the son of Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham.

William Avery Scalf that married Minnie Wingham was the son of William M. Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Denning. William M. Scalf was a brother to Robert E. Scalf and both were sons of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf.

Alonzo Forrest Scalf that married June Laux was the son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emaline Dowell.

William M. Scalf, Great Britton Scalf, and Robert E. Scalf were brothers, all sons of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson.

Robert E. Scalf married second to Clara Denning, sister of his brother William’s wife, Mary Elizabeth Denning. Change William Arthur married to Jessie to William Avery.


1910 Marion CO IN              April 1910                  Center Township
 

LAUX, Harrison Head 53 1857 IN IN IN  
         Mary J. Wife 41 1869 IL IN IN  
         William Son 15 1895 IN IN IL  
         Jesse Dau 13 1897 IN IN IL  
         Junnie Dau   9 1901 IN IN IL  
         Gold M. Dau   4 1906 IN IN IL  
         Mary S. Dau   2 1908 IN IN IL  

1920 Marion CO IN                5 January 1920                Center

SCAALS (SCALF), William A. Head 27 1893 KY KY KY  
                        Jessie M. Wife 23 1897 IN IN IN  
                        Carl Son 11/12 1919 IN KY IN  
LUX, Harrison Father in law 62 1858 IN IN IN Widower
          Goldie M. Boarder 14 1906 IN IN IN  
          Mary S.   Boarder 12 1908 IN IN IN  


1930 Marion CO IN                2-3 April 1930                    Indianapolis       

TANSY, Earl L. Head 29 1901 IN IN IN  
          Goldie M. Wife 24 1906 IN IN IN  
          Violet G. Dau   6 1924 IN IN IN  
          Dorothy M. Dau 4 2/12 1926 IN IN IN  
          Earl D. Son 2 6/12 1927 IN IN IN  
          Jessie E. Dau 4/12 1920 IN IN IN  
LOUX, Harrison Father in law 72 1858 IN Germ IN Widower

 

DESCENDANTS OF HARRISON HENRY LAUX
                 

     1     Harrison Laux
..              +Mary J. Tabor
........    2     Sherman Laux 1885 -
........    2     William Laux  1895 -
........    2     Jesse May Laux  1897 -
............         +[1] William Avery Scalf   1898 -
........    2     June Laux   1900 -
............         +Alonzo Forrest Scalf 1896 - 1960
........    2     Goldie M. Laux  1906 -
........    2     Mary Jane Laux  1908 - 1977
............         +[1] William Arthur Scalf   1898 –

                            3       Arthur L. Scalf, Jr.    
...................         3       Mary Imogene Scalf 
                            3       Betty Jane Scalf
...................         3       Margaret Emaline Scalf         
...................         3       Charles Eugene Scalf, Sr.      

.............................             4 Michael W. Scalf       
                            3       Donald Robert Scalf
...................         3       David L. Scalf       


 
  ETHEL PEARL SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Ethel<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Ethel Pearl Scalf was born June 2, 1895, in Kentucky. She married Frank Van Slyke in Marion County, Indiana in 1912.  Frank was born 1882. Frank and Ethel Pearl were the parents of two children. (Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller)

Children of Ethel Pearl Scalf and Frank Van Slyke:

     1) Jack Van Slyke.
     2)
 Fred Van Slyke.
     3)
 Albert Van Slyke.

(Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller)

SAMUEL BRITTAN SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Samuel<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


 Samuel Britton Scalf, son of Robert and Lillie Wingham was born about 1898, according to census records.  Samuel married Laura May Tyre August 29, 1923, in Marion County, Indiana. (Ref: Book, 122). They were living with her parents in 1930, Marion County, Indiana. Samuel and Laura had a son Charles R. Tyre with them in 1930. Charles was born 1929, in Marion County, Indiana.

A transcribed copy of the draft registration card as well as the marriage record for Samuel and Laura is listed here courtesy of Virgil Scalf.  

WWI Registration Card

Name: Samuel Brittan Scalf
Age: 20
Home Address: Butlerville, Jennings, IN                (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: December 24, 1897
Employed: Farm laborer
Employer's name: W. Scalf
Place of employment: Butlerville, Jennings, IN     
Nearest relative: Robert Scalf - Indianapolis, IN
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Dark 
Date: September 12, 1918
 

Name: Laura May Tyre
Spouse Name: Samuel Britten Scalf
Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1923
Marriage County: Marion
Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1920 - 1925 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Ind
Book: 122
OS Page: 148

Children of Samuel and Larua May Tyre:      (Courtesy of Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)

     1) Charles Scalf    
     2)
 Betty Scalf
     3)
 Virginia Scalf
     4)
 Dorothy Scalf

Samuel and Laura were living in the home of her parents in 1930, Marion County, Indiana.

1930 Marion Co IN            5 April 1930                    Center Township - Indianapolis 

TYRE, Charles A. Head 57 1873 IN IN IN
           Elizabeth D.    Wife 50 1880 IN IN IN
           Dorothy D. Dau 18 1912 IN IN IN
SCALF, Samuel B. Son in law 32 1898 KY KY KY
SCALF, Laura M. Dau 25 1905 IN IN IN
SCALF, Charles R. G-son 4/12 1929 IN IN IN


1940 Marion CO IN                      22 April 1940                    Center Township - Indianapolis 

SCALF, Samuel B. Head 42 1898 KY
             Laura May Wife 35 1905 IN
             Charles Son 10 1930 IN
             Elizabeth Dau   8 1932 IN
             Virginia Dau   5 1935 IN
             Dorothy Dau   3 1937 IN

 

 IVY BELLE SCALF
 Daughter of
 Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Ivy<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Ivy B. Scalf was born in Kentucky on May 26, 1899 based on the 1900 census of Trimble County, Kentucky and the marriage data from Marion County, Indiana. Ivy married Louis B. Terhune August 30, 1916, in Marion County, Indiana. According to the 1920 and 1930 census records, Louis Porter either died or he and Iva Bell were divorced about 1924 because Harold A. Terhune was born November 25, 1923 and Iva Belle is married to John Dickey on the 1930 census, and they have a daughter that was born around 1927 or 1928.  

Children of Ivy B. Scalf and Louis B. Terhune: (Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller)

     1) Robert P. Terhune.
     2) Evelyn G. Terhune
     3) Raymond S. Terhune
     2)
 Harold A. "Happy" Terhune. - born November 25, 1923 and died March 16, 1989. (Link to photograph) (Courtesy of Clyde King)


1920 Marion CO IN                    9 January 1920                    Indianapolis
 
TERBUNE, Porter Head 45 1875 KY KY KY
        Elizabeth Wife 38 1882 KY KY KY
        May M.  Dau 15 1905 KY KY KY
        Robert Son 19 1901 KY KY KY
        Harold Son 13 1907 IN KY KY
        Flossie Dau   9 1911 IN KY KY
        Louis Son 21 1899 KY KY KY
        Ivabelle Dau in law 19 1901 KY KY KY
        Robert P. Grand son 2 8/12 1917 IN KY KY
        Evelyn G. Grand dau 8/12 1919 IN KY KY


1930 Marion CO IN                    8 & 9 April 1930                    Indianapolis

DICKEY, John Head 20 1910 IN IN IN
          Iva B. Wife 28 1902 KY KY KY
          Marjorie  Dau 1 5/12 1928 IN IN KY
TERHUNE, Robert        Step son 12 1918 IN KY KY
          Evelyn Step dau 10 1920 IN KY KY
          Raymond S. Step son   8 1922 IN KY KY
          Harold A. Step son   6 1924 IN KY KY

Raymond and Harold Terhune were stay with their grandmother in 1940.

1940 Marion County IN                   29 April 1940                      Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Lillie Head 65 1875 KY               Widow
          Frank Son 28 1912 IN
          Lela Dau in law 31 1909 IN
          Joseph   Step son   6 1934 IN
          Muriel Step dau   5 1935 IN
TERHUNE, Raymond Grandson 19 1921 IN
                   Harold Grandson 16 1924 IN

 

 

BENJAMIN C. SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf & Lillie B. Wingham
Benjamin<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Benjamin Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham, was born about 1903, in Indiana.  Ben married Esther May Lombard on February 10, 1923, in Marion County, Indiana.  (Ref: Index to Marriage Record 19220-1925 - Courtesy of Jonathan Harmon)

Transcribed marriage record of Benjamin Scalf and Esther May Lombard, courtesy of Virgil Scalf.

Name: Benjamin Scalf
Spouse Name: Esther May Lombard
Marriage Date: 10 Feb 1923
Marriage County: Marion
Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1920 - 1925 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Ind
Book: 120

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Ben and Esther were found living in Marion County, Indiana in 1930 with four children.

1930    Marion County IN    25 April 1930             Center Township      Indianapolis

SCALF, Ben Head 26 1904 IN KY KY
       Esther Wife 26 1904 IN IN IN
       Richard Son 5 9/12 1924 IN IN IN
       Darrell   Son   4 1926 IN IN IN
       LaDonna Dau 2 5/12 1927 IN IN IN
       Donald Son 4/12 1930 IN IN IN


1940    Marion County IN                     1 May 1940             Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Benjamin Head 36 1904 IN
          Esther Wife 36 1904 IN
          Richard  Son 15 1925 IN
          Darrell Son 14 1926 IN
          LaDonna Dau 12 1928 IN
          Donald Son 10 1930 IN
          George Son   5 1935 IN

Although we have no information on the children of Ben and Esther, one child, Darrel Eugene Scalf died in 1944. A death record for Darrel was found by Virgil Scalf.

Place of Death:  St. Louis Missouri
Name of Hospital or Original Institution:  Ft. of Iron St. 1
Full Name:  Darrel Eugene Scalf
Male:
White                                                                  (Link to death certificate)
Single
Birth Date: April 9, 1926
Age: 18 yrs, 3 mo. 18 days
State or foreign country:  Ind 1
Usual Occupation: Seaman 2/C
Industry or Business: U. S. N.
Father: Ben C. Scalf – Birthplace: Unknown
Mother: Unknown. – Birthplace: Unknown
Informant: U. S. Navy Dept.
Address: Lambert Field
Burial, Cremation, or Removal: Removal
Place of Burial: Indiana
Signature of Funeral Director: Louis H. Boyd (?) Inc.
Address: Kirkwood, MO
Usual Residence of Deceased:
State: Indiana
City, Town:  Indianapolis
Address: 1521 Demple Ave.
Date of Death: July 26, 1944 at 9:30 p.m.
Cause of Death: P. edema lungs – watery when deceased fell from an Infantry Landing Craft L. C. Y. #1077 at the foot of (arsenant?? st) July 26, 1944 at 9:30 p.m.
Accident, suicide, homicide:  Accident 
Date of occurrence:  July 26, 1944
Where did injury occur? Ft. Iron???? (This may not be accurate)
Specify type of place, Farm, Industrial place, School? Industrial
While at work? Yes
Means of injury: Fell in a waler? Fell in the water?

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Sharon Scalf Roller states that Benjamin remarried to Mary (maiden name unknown) and they had a son Charles.

 

 RICHARD CURTIS SCALF
Son of
Benjamin Scalf and Esther May Lombard
Richard<Benjamin<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Richard Curtis Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf and Esther May Lombard, was born about 1925, in Indiana and died May 27, 2005, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Richard was the oldest child of Benjamin Scalf and Esther May Lombard. He married Carolyn Jo Greer February 10, 1947. Richard was employed by Wishard Memorial Hospital where he retired in 1989. Richard and Carolyn were the parents of five sons and four daughters. (Obituary of Richard Curtis Scalf, Sr., courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Children of Richard Curtis Scalf and Carolyn Jo Greer:

     1) Richard Curtis Scalf, Jr.
     2)
 David R. Scalf.
     3)
 Phillip D. Scalf.
     4)
 George S. Scalf.
     5)
 Michael D. Scalf.
     6)
 Kathryn VanBriggle.
     7)
 Janet Flowers.
     8)
 Joyce Ruthers.
     9)
 Rebecca Harmon

Children from obituary of Richard C. Scalf, Sr. may not be in birth order

OBITUARY

Scalf, Richard Curtis, Sr.

May 30, 2005

Richard Curtis Scalf, Sr. 80, of Westfield, IN, died May 27, 2005. He was born July 22, 1924 in Indianapolis. Richard married Carolyn Jo Greer on February 10, 1947. He retired from Wishard Memorial Hospital in 1989. He was a member of the Carmel Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Mr. Scalf is survived by his wife, Carolyn; 5 sons, Richard C. Jr., David R., George S., Phillip D. and Michael D. and 4 daughters, Kathryn VanBriggle, Janet Flowers, Joyce Ruthers, and Rebecca Harmon; 2 brothers, Donald and George H., and 1 sister, LaDonna Nash. He was blessed with 34 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther; father, Benjamin; brother, Darrel, and sister, Anne. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 3rd, 7:00 p.m. at the Noblesville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 191st Street and Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Noblesville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 19100 Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN 46060. Arrangements entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

                                   

GEORGE SCALF
 Son of
  Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
George<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


George Scalf, son of Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham, was born about 1905, in Indiana and is listed on the 1910, Trimble County, Kentucky census but does not appear on the 1920, census with the family.  Scalf Family History states that George was born about 1911, and died about 1917. The Indiana Death Records confirm the death date of George. George died May 7, 1917, at Evansville, Indiana at the age of six. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) 


INDIANA DEATHS

Name: George Scalf
Date: 7 May 1917
LOCATION: Evansville
Age: 6 yr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Source Location: City Health Office, Evansville
Source Notes: The source of this record is the book CH-5 on page 200 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.

 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 FRANKLIN JOSEPH SCALF
 Son of
 Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Franklin<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Franklin Joseph Scalf, son of Robert E. Lee Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham, was born April 4, 1912, in Kentucky and married Mary Loretta Collier in Indiana. (Courtesy of Sharon Roller Scalf)

From the Social Security Index and California Death Index, we find that Franklin Joseph Scalf was born April 4, 1912, in Kentucky and died April 20, 1991, at San Bernardino, California. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1940 Marion County IN                   29 April 1940                      Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Lillie Head 65 1875 KY               Widow
          Frank Son 28 1912 IN
          Lela Dau in law 31 1909 IN
          Joseph   Step son   6 1934 IN
          Muriel Step dau   5 1935 IN
TERHUNE, Raymond Grandson 19 1921 IN
                   Harold Grandson 16 1924 IN


Social Security Index

Name: Frank J. Scalf
SSN: 306-18-5230
Last Residence: 92410 San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States of America
Born: 4 Apr 1912
Died: 20 Apr 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 California Death Index

Name: Frank Joseph Scalf
Social Security #: 306185230
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1912
Birthplace: Kentucky
Death Date: 20 Apr 1991
Death Place: San Bernardino
Mother's Maiden Name:

Wingham

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Children of Franklin Joseph Scalf and Mary Loretta Collier: (Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller)

     1) Joseph Scalf.
     2)
 Muriel Scalf.


PAUL CLARENCE SCALF
 Son of
 Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Paul<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Paul Clarence Scalf was born October 12, 1914, in Indianapolis, Indiana and died June 26, 1978, in Escondido, CA. He married Geraldine Josephine Hopper June 28, 1935, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the daughter of Paul Hopper and Josephine James.  Geraldine was born August 23, 1916, in Indianapolis, IN.  Paul Clarence Scalf is buried at Crestlawn Cemetery, Riverside, California. Paul Clarence was employed as a Painting Contractor. Geraldine Josephine Hopper Scalf died January 20, 1995, in Corvallis, Oregon and was interred beside her husband Paul Clarence Scalf at Crestlawn Cemetery in Riverside, California. (Courtesy of Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)

Michael Allen Scalf and his sister, Sharon Scalf Roller, children of Paul Clarence and Geraldine Josephine (Hopper) Scalf graciously submitted information on this family with the help of their mother, Geraldine. Geraldine was living at the time of our correspondence in the middle 1980’s.

It was with Michael’s help that the author was able to find Elmer Scalf, author of Scalf Family History, at the beginning of this research. Michael unselfishly shared all of his information on the Scalf family with the author to aid in this research. Michael became a dear friend to the author and although it doesn’t seem like it has been that long, we have kept in touch for twenty plus years now.

Elmer Scalf understandably confused some of the names of the children of Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham on page 166 of Scalf Family History. With the help of Geraldine Hopper Scalf and her children, the author has been able to correct these names. 

In 2006, Michael’s sister, Sharon Scalf Roller, reviewed the material collected on this line and made corrections and/or additions and we are indebted to her for her help. With the help of Virgil Scalf and records found for this family we have been able to verify the names. The author has added references at the end of each sentence.

Children of Robert Scalf and Lillie Wingham:  As recalled by Geraldine Hopper Scalf, wife of Paul Clarence Scalf.

     1) Ethel Pearl Scalf born June 02, 1895, married Frank Van Slyke 1912, Marion County, IN. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf - Scalf Family History states Frank Van Slyke, born 1882 - Confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller -2006)

     2)
 Ivy B. Scalf born about 1899, married Louis B. Terhune 1916, Marion County, IN. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf – Listed in Scalf Family History - Confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller - 2006)

3) Benjamin (Ben) Scalf died at Riverside, CA. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf. He married Esther May Lombard February 10, 1923, Marion County, Indiana –Listed in Scalf Family History - Confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)

     4) Samuel Scalf. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf. Listed in Scalf Family History as Sam Scalf. Sharon Roller Scalf confirms that his full name was Samuel – WWI Draft Card lists Samuel Brittan Scalf)

     5)
William Lee Scalf.  (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf. Given name of William confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller. Scalf Family History states Lee Scalf. The 1900, census lists William as William A. Scalf – M. Fleenor).

     6)
 Frank Joseph Scalf born April 04, 1912, Indianapolis, IN (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf - His full name was Franklin Joseph Scalf. He married Mary Collier in Indiana - Confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller – Scalf Family History, page 166, states William Frank Scalf, which is incorrect)

     7) Paul Clarence Scalf born October 12, 1914 Indianapolis, IN and died June 26, 1978, Riverside, CA married Geraldine Hopper. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf -Confirmed Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)

     8)
 George Scalf. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf. Scalf Family History states George was born 1911, and died 1917. Sharon Scalf Roller confirms he died in childhood).

Census records list a Lee Scalf and a William Scalf as separate individuals in 1900, Trimble County, KY.  This would be Robert E. Lee Scalf and William A. Scalf. Geraldine Hopper Scalf lists Frank Scalf as Frank Joseph Scalf.  Frank is also listed on the 1930, census as Frank J. Scalf.  Geraldine’s daughter, Sharon Scalf Roller, states that his full name was Franklin Joseph Scalf. Therefore, the records confirm that these sons were separate individuals and were Robert E. Lee Scalf, William A. Scalf, and Franklin Joseph Scalf, sons of Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham.

Children of Paul Clarence Scalf and Geraldine Hopper:

     1) Sharon Jo Scalf, was born March 15, 1937, Indianapolis, Indiana. - Married Donald Marion Roller July 12, 1952, Brown Co. Indiana.

     2)
Aaron Paul Scalf was born February 12, 1939, Indianapolis, Indiana - Died December 02, 1939, Indianapolis, Indiana.

     3)
 Paul Edward Scalf was born April 08, 1940, Indianapolis, Indiana.

    
4)
 Ronald Franklin Scalf was born March 01, 1941, Indianapolis, Indiana.

     5)
 Karen Lee Scalf was born August 12, 1943, Indianapolis, Indiana - Married Buddy Lee Carrell January 15, 1960, Riverside, California.    

    
6)
 Michael Allen Scalf was born December 23, 1948, Indianapolis, Indiana -married Constance Fetskos April 25, 1970, at Riverside, California. Daughter: Melissa Zoe Scalf born February 5,
         1974, San Diego, California (U.S. Naval Hospital).    

    
7)
 Dempsey James Scalf was born November 04, 1951, Indianapolis, IN.

(Courtesy of Michael Allen Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)

Clara Maude (Aunt Maude as we always called her) the daughter of Thomas and Rachel James (Mom’s mother’s maiden name). In Clara Maude’s obituary Geraldine is referred to as a foster daughter (from Valley Station, Kentucky). But in Charles’ obit (he died before Maude) is listed as being from Indianapolis. Charles and Maude raised her after her mother died in the flu epidemic. (Courtesy of Mike Scalf)

1940 Marion CO IN                    1 & 2 May 1940                        Center Township - Indianapolis
 
SMOCK, Charles E. Head 58 1882 IN
           Clara M. Wife 58 1882 IN
SCALF, Paul Nephew 25 1915 IN
          Geraldine Niece 23 1917 IN
          Sharon Jo Niece   3 1937 IN


 

 PETER SCALF
 Son of
Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson
Peter<<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Peter Scalf is listed in Scalf Family History, page 166 as a son of Robert and Martha “Patsy” Jackson Scalf. Peter is also listed on the 1860 census in the home of Robert and Patsy; however, no information has been found to identify this Peter Scalf. The author It is possible that Peter was the Alexander Scalf mentioned by Elmer Scalf in Scalf Family History.


GREAT BRITTON SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf & Martha “Patsy” Jackson
Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Great Britton Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson was born May 26, 1859 in Clay County, Kentucky and died August 3, 1943. The spelling of BRITTON has been used throughout the writings concerning Great Britton only because this is the most common spelling of his name found by the author. His descendents, however, appeared under the spelling of BRITTAN. Therefore, the spelling found on records has been used for each family member using this name.  

Great Britton was listed in the home of his parents in 1860 Clay County, KY, and he was living with his parents in Benton County, Arkansas in 1870 at the age of 10.

1870    Benton County Arkansas     11 August 1870          Round Prairie Township

SCALF, Robert 51 1819 VA
            Patsy 45 1825 KY
            Susan 19 1851 KY
            Robert 16 1854 KY
            Britton 10 1860 KY
            Samuel   8 1862 KY

By 1880, Great Britton was living in the home of Louisa Ostrander in Switzerland County, Indiana indicating that at least one, if not both, of his parents had died. His brother, Robert, was also in the home. Another brother, William, was married and living next door to the family.

1880    Switzerland Co IN                11 June 1880

OSTRANDER, Louisa Head 56 1824 IN IN IN
SMITH, Martha            Daughter 32 1848 IN IN IN
              Harry   Son 10 1870 IN IN IN
OSTRANDER, Noah (Relationship not given) 25 1855 IN IN IN
SCALF, Britton (Relationship not given) 22 1858 KY KY KY
SCALF, Robert (Relationship not given) 27 1853 KY KY KY
MARZ, William (Relationship not given) 18 1862 KY KY KY


 

(Photograph - courtesy of Clyde King)

 


Great Britton married Louisa Emiline (Dowell) Zehr, the daughter of Peter Nelson Dowell and Mary Katherine Mitchell. Louisa was born December 25, 1865 in Green County, Missouri and died April 11, 1940. A marriage license for Great Britton and Louisa was found and states the date of their marriage as August 1, 1889 in Reeds (Jasper Co) Missouri. (Marriage License courtesy of Virgil Scalf)    

Link to Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Zehr Marriage License

The name on the license appears to be Louisa Zylor or Zyer. Louisa was married before her marriage to Great Britton and had a son. Louisa first husband was Jacob Zehr and they were married on January 21, 1884 in Newton County, MO. 

Link to Jacob Zehr and Louisa Dowell Marriage License

Scalf Family History, page 166 lists Louisa Dowell as Louise E. Darnell but a copy of the death certificate of her daughter, Myrtle Frances (Scalf) Harman states her mother’s name was Louisa Emaline Dowell Scalf, born in West Virginia. Jonathan Harman submitted the death certificate along with other information pertinent to compiling the family of Great Britton Scalf. 

Great Britton moved from Arkansas to Indiana 1870-1880 and then to Missouri sometime after the enumeration of the 1880 census. In 1880, he was living in Switzerland County, Indiana, and  he married Louisa in 1889 at Reeds (Jasper County, Missouri). We have been unable to find information to suggest why Great Britton moved from Arkansas to Indiana and then back to Missouri. The fact that Great Britton and his brother Robert were in the home of the Ostrander family in 1880 certainly suggests their parents had died.

Louisa, wife of Great Britton, stated on the 1900 census that she had six children with six living. She had been married prior to her marriage to Great Britton and Lee D. Zehr in the home was the son of Louisa and her first husband. Lee D. Zehr was born June 26, 1886 and is listed as twelve years old on the 1900 Census.

Child of Louisa Dowell and Jacob Zehr:

     1) Lee Denver Zehr - born June 26, 1886.

Children of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Dowell:

     1) Myrtle France Scalf - born June 26, 1886.
     2) Homer Britton Scalf - born July 19, 1894.
     3) Alonzo Forrest Scalf - born March 4, 1896.
     4) Arthur William Scalf - February 26, 1898.
     5) Orville Lewis Scalf - born January 26, 1900.
     6) Samuel Phillip Scalf - born May 28, 1903.
     7) Mildred Floy Scalf - born February 20, 1906.


1900    Jasper Co MO           15 & 16 June 1900     Sarcoxie Township

SCALF, G. B. Head 59? May 1841? KY VA KY  
            Louise E. Wife 34 Dec 1866 MO NC MO 6 children born, 6 living
            Myrtle F. Dau   9 Nov 1890 MO KY MO  
            Homer B. Son   5 Jul 1894 MO KY MO  
            Alonza Son   4 Mar 1896 MO KY MO  
           William A. Son   2 Feb 1898 MO KY MO  
           Orvil S. Son 4/12 Jan 1900 MO KY MO  
ZEHR, Lee D. S-son 12 Jun 1887 NY MO MO  

 By 1910, Great Britton and Louisa were living in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. This census states that both Great Britton and Louisa had been married twice. The author cannot determine if this was an error or if the number is actually a 2 in the marriage category for Great Britton.  There has been no other information found to confirm that Great Britton might have been married twice.

Great Britton’s daughter, Myrtle, is listed as a stepdaughter in 1910 and this was likely a mistake by the enumerator for she was listed as a daughter in 1900. Myrtle had married by 1910 to Earl Cleveland Harman and their son Bryan K. Harman is also in the home; however, Earl is not listed on this census.

On each census, Louisa Emmaline (Dowell) Zehr Scalf (wife of Great Britton) lists her birthplace as Missouri. Louisa states she had eight children with eight living on the 1910 census. The 1910 census does show seven children minus her son, Lee D. Zehr, from a prior marriage, who was not in the home in 1910. Counting Lee, there would be eight children.


1910    Pottawatomie CO OK           19 April 1910             Shawnee

SCALF, Great B. Head 57 1853 KY VA KY Married twice
             Louise E. Wife 44 1866 MO NC MO Married twice 8 children born, 8 living
             Homer Son 15 1895 MO KY MO  
             Alonzo Son 13 1897 MO KY MO  
             William A. Son 12 1898 MO KY MO  
             Orvil   Son 10 1900 MO KY MO  
             Samuel P. Son   6 1904 OK KY MO  
             Mildred Dau   4 1906 OK KY MO  
HARMON, Myrtle S-Dau? 19 1891 MO KY MO 1 child born, 1 child living
HARMON, Bryan K. G-son 1 8/12 1908 OK KS MO  

By 1920, Great Britton was living once again in Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis.  A number of Great Britton’s cousins were living in Marion County as well. Louisa’s name appears to be Euliza on this census; however, we believe the enumerator had a problem with the spelling of Louisa or he did not hear the name correctly.

 
1920    Marion Co IN     14 January 1920                    Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Great B. Head 59 1861 KY KY KY
           Euliza Wife 54 1866 MO NC MO
           Homer B.     Son 24 1896 MO KY MO
           Alonzo  Son 24 1896 MO KY MO
           William A. Son 21 1899 MO KY MO
           Samuel Son 17 1903 OK KY MO
           Mildred Dau 13 1907 OK KY MO

Great Britton and Louisa remained in Marion County, Indiana where they were found in 1930.  Two sons were in the home and several grandchildren.  Great Britton and Louisa lived on Oliver Street in Indianapolis, which crossed the street (Coffey) that their daughter Myrtle Scalf Harmon lived on. (Courtesy of Jonathan Harman)


1930    Marion Co IN     17 April 1930        Center Township Indianapolis

SCALF, Great B. Head 70 1860 KY KY KY  
              Louisa Wife 64 1866 MO NC MO  
              Homer B. Son 34 1896 MO KY MO Widower
              Lee E. G-son   7 1923 IN MO TN  
              Thelma M.  G-dau   5 1925 IN MO TN  
              Leonard F. G-son 3 9/12 1926 IN MO TN  
              Lillian E. G-dau 1 8/12 1928 IN MO TN  
              Samuel P. Son 26 1904 OK KY MO (Link to photograph of Samuel P. Scalf) (Courtesy of Roger Teters)


1940 Marion Co IN                  2 April 1940                      Center Township Indianapolis

SCALF, Great B. Head 80 1860 KY
           Louisa Wife 74 1866 MO

In 1940, Great Britton and Louisa Scalf were members of the Townsend Club of Indianapolis, IN.   (Great Britton Scalf)   (Louisa Scalf)


On April 11, 1940, Louisa Scalf died and Great Brittan moved into the home of his daughter, Mildred.

1940 Marion Co IN                  10 May 1940                      Center Township Indianapolis

CARR, Ray Head 36 1904 KY
         Mildred Wife 34 1906 OK
         Donald James Son 13 1927 IN
         Francis Emiline Dau 11 1929 IN
         Walter Ray Son   9 1931 IN
         Phyllis Evelyn Dau   5 1935 IN
SCALF, Great Britton Father in law 80 1860 KY               Widower

 


LEE DENVER ZEHR
Son of
Jacob Zehr & Louisa Emmaline Dowell

Lee Zehr, the son of Jacob Zehr and Louisa Dowell, was born June 26, 1886 in Lewis County, New York. He is living with his mother and stepfather in 1900. Lee Zehr's first wife was Jessie _____. Later, he married Victoria Davis on May 18, 1934 in Marion County, IN.

1900    Jasper CO MO           15 & 16 June 1900     Sarcoxie Township

SCALF, G. B. Head 59? May 1841? KY VA KY  
            Louise E. Wife 34 Dec 1866 MO NC MO 6 children born, 6 living
            Myrtle F. Dau   9 Nov 1890 MO KY MO  
            Homer B. Son   5 Jul 1894 MO KY MO  
            Alonza Son   4 Mar 1896 MO KY MO  
           William A. Son   2 Feb 1898 MO KY MO  
           Orvil S. Son 4/12 Jan 1900 MO KY MO  
ZEHR, Lee D. S-son 12 Jun 1887 NY MO MO  


(Photograph courtesy of Jon Harman)

 


1910    Pottawatomie CO OK           26 April 1910             Shawnee

ZEHR, Lee Head 24 1886 NY Germ MO Married 6 years  
      Jessie Wife 23 1887 AR TX AR Married 6 years 2 children born, 2 living
      Otto Son   3 1907 OK NY NY    
      Jessie Lee Dau 7/12 1909 OK NY NY    


WWI Registration Card

Name: Lee Denver Zehr
Age: 30
Home Address: Little Rock, AR                      (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: June 26, 1886
Employed: Auto repair man
Employer's name: Little Rock Motor Car Co.
Dependents: Wife & four children
Height: Medium
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: ?
Color of Hair: Brown
Disability: Crippled right foot
Date: June 5, 1917

1920 Pulaski CO AR          17 January 1920                        Little Rock

ZEHR, Lee Head 33 1887 NY US US
       Jessie Wife 33 1887 AR MO MO
       Otto Son 12 1908 OK NY AR
       Jesse Lee Dau   9 1911 OK NY AR
       Jacob  Son   7 1913 IN NY AR
       Mildred Dau   5 1915 AR NY AR


U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card

Name: Lee Denver Zehr
Place of Residence: 2024 Winter Ave., Indianapolis, Marion CO, IN
Birth Date: June 26, 1886
Birth: Lewis, NY                               (Link to original document)
Age: 56
Name of person who will know your address: Victoria Zehr, 2024 Winter Ave., Indianapolis, Marion CO, IN
Employer: The Richardson Co.
Place of Employment: 21th Street & Olney, Indianapolis, Marion CO, IN

In 1942, Lee Zehr and his second wife, Victoria, are living at 2024 Winter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. Two sons, Otto D. Zehr and his wife, Helen, plus Jacob. R. Zehr and his wife, Edna, are living nearby. The three families are listed in the Indianapolis City Directory.

(Link to photograph of Lee Zehr and children) (Courtesy of Jon Harman)
 

MYRTLE FRANCES SCALF
Daughter of
Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell
Myrtle<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Myrtle Frances Scalf, daughter of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell, was born November 22, 1890 in Missouri and died April 20, 1971 at 8:35 a.m. in Santa Anna (Orange County) California at Santa Anna Community Hospital.  Myrtle was 80 years old at her death. 

Myrtle was retired but had worked as a Lab Assistant for Orange County Health Department for twenty-four years.  She had lived in Orange County for forty-five years at the time of her death.  Interment took place at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Orange County, California on April 22, 1971. The cause of death was Cerebral Vascular Accident brought on by cerebral arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus and chronic pancreatitis.  The informant for the death certificate was her son, Clyde W. Harman.  Clyde’s address was listed as Tustin, California. (Death Certificate of Myrtle Frances Scalf Harmon – Courtesy of Jonathan Harmon)

Link to death certificate of Myrtle Scalf Harmon

Myrtle married Earl Cleveland Harman on November 20, 1907 in Shawnee (Pottawatomie County) Oklahoma. (Courtesy of Jonathan Harmon)

Clyde and Myrtle were the parents of six children:

     1) Bryan Kern Harman born 1912. Bryan married Vivian Fraser.
     2) Floretta Beatrice Harman born December 21, 1912 in Washington State.  Floretta married Virgil Starnes but this couple divorced.  She died February 12, 1988 In Orange County, California.
     3) Clyde Wilson Harman born 1917.  Clyde married Evelyn Fraser.  
     4) Erline Harman born about 1919 and died in infancy.
     5) Samuel Franklin Harman born 1922 and died November 5, 1966.
     6) Earl Alexander Harman born 1927 - married Vivian Estes 1954.

The information concerning the children of Earl and Myrtle Scalf Harmon match the census records with the exception of a few years’ discrepancies in birth dates. Jonathan states that Erline was born about 1907 and died in infancy. The 1920 census of Marion County, Indiana states that Erline (spelled Earline on the census) was born about 1919. She did not appear in the home of Earl and Myrtle in 1930.

1910    Pottawatomie CO OK           19 April 1910             Shawnee

SCALF, Great B. Head 57 1853 KY VA KY Married twice
             Louise E. Wife 44 1866 MO NC MO Married twice 8 children born, 8 living
             Homer Son 15 1895 MO KY MO  
             Alonzo Son 13 1897 MO KY MO  
             William A. Son 12 1898 MO KY MO  
             Orvil   Son 10 1900 MO KY MO  
             Samuel P. Son   6 1904 OK KY MO  
             Mildred Dau   4 1906 OK KY MO  
HARMON, Myrtle S-Dau? 19 1891 MO KY MO 1 child born, 1 child living
HARMON, Bryan K. G-son 1 8/12 1908 OK KS MO  

1920 Marion CO IN                    10 & 12 January 1920                Indianapolis 

HARMAN, Myrtle Head 29 1891 MO KY MO
           Bryan Son 11 1909 OK KS MO
           Floretta Dau   7 1913 WA KS MO
           Clyde Son 2 6/12 1917 IN KS MO
           Earline Dau 3/12 1919 IN KS MO


1930 Orange CO CA                  11 April 1930                Santa Ana Township

HARMAN, Earl C. Head 44 1886 KS IN IN
         Myrtle F. Wife 39 1891 MO KY MO
         Bryan K. Son 21 1909 OK KS MO
         Floretta B. Dau 17 1913 WA KS MO
         Clyde W.  Son 12 1918 IN KS MO
         Samuel F. Son   7  1923 IN KS MO
         Earl A. Son 2 7/12 1927 CA KS MO

(Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 Earl Alexander Harman is the last remaining child of Myrtle Scalf and Earl Cleveland Harman still living. His son, Jonathan Harman, submitted the information for this family given to him by his parents in 2003.



HOMER BRITTAN SCALF
Son of
Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emiline Dowell
Homer<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Homer Brittan Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emiline Dowell, was born July 19, 1894 in Missouri, the second child of Great Britton and Louisa Dowell Scalf.  The first child had died in infancy. Scalf Family History, page 166, reports his name as Homer O. Scalf. Jonathan Harmon (a descendent) confirms it was Homer Brittan Scalf as well as his draft registration card.

Homer married first to Martha Spencer in 1916 at Marion County, Indiana. (Scalf Family History, pg. 166)  She was born November 15, 1899. (Jonathan Harmon) Martha may have died not long after their marriage because Homer then married Anna G. Carter April 24, 1920 in Marion County, Indiana.   Anna was born June 1, 1902. (Jonathan Harmon)

They also married in Marion County, Indiana. Homer died 1963 in Indiana.  (Ref for Anna and Homer -Book: 109 Original Source Page: 520. Reference for Homer and Martha, Book: 88 Original Source Page: 478-courtesy of Jonathan Harmon)

Scalf Family History, pg. 166 reports that Homer and Anna married 1920 in Marion County, Indiana.

Homer registered for the draft in both WWI and WWII. Rettie M. Scalf was listed as the person who would know his address on the WWII registration card. She was the third wife of Homer. Retha M. Scalf was listed on the Social Security indexes and believed to have been the same person as Rettie. She was born 28 Sep 1907 and died 10 Oct 1996.

(Link to photograph of Homer Scalf & Clyde)

WWI Registration Card

Name: Homer Brittan Scalf
Age: 22
Home Address: Indianapolis, IN                 (Link to Original Document)
Date of Birth: July 19, 1894
Born: Reeds Station, MO
Employed: Machinist
Where employed: Indianapolis, IN 
Employer's name: Nordyke & Marmon Co
Married or single: married
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Light
Date: June 5, 1917

(WWI Registration Card courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1930    Marion Co IN     17 April 1930        Center Township Indianapolis

SCALF, Great B. Head 70 1860 KY KY KY  
              Louisa Wife 64 1866 MO NC MO  
              Homer B. Son 34 1896 MO KY MO Widower
              Lee E. G-son   7 1923 IN MO TN Child of Homer Scalf
              Thelma M.  G-dau   5 1925 IN MO TN Child of Homer Scalf
              Leonard F. G-son 3 9/12 1926 IN MO TN Child of Homer Scalf
              Lillian E. G-dau 1 8/12 1928 IN MO TN Child of Homer Scalf
              Samuel P. Son 26 1904 OK KY MO  


1940 Marion CO IN                    2 April 1940                                Indianapolis

SCALF, Homer B. Head 45 1895 MO
            Rethie Wife 33 1907 KY
            Lee E. Son 16 1924 IN
            Thelma M. Dau 15 1925 IN
            Leonard F. Son 13 1927 IN
            Lillian Dau 11 1929 IN


U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card

Name: Homer Brittan Scalf
Place of Residence: 1406 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, Marion, IN
Birth Date: July 19, 1894
Birth:  Jasper County, Missouri                                      (Link to original document)
Age: 47
Name of person who will know your address: Mrs. Rettie M. Scalf
Employer: Richardson CO
Place of Employment: Indianapolis, IN         (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)
 
Social Security Death Index

Name: Retha M. Scalf
SSN: 317-48-0474
Last Residence: 46107 Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, United States of America
Born: 28 Sep 1907
Died: 10 Oct 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1963)

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) 

THELMA MARIE SCALF
Daughter of
Homer Scalf and Anna Carter
Thelma<Homer<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thelma Scalf, daughter of Homer Scalf and Anna Carter, was born about 1925. In 1940, Thelma Scalf is listed with her father, but one month later she has been made a ward of the court or state and moved into the home of Ralph and Clara McKinney in Washington, Indiana. Washington is a small town about one hundred miles southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana. We do not know the reason for this move.

1940 Marion CO IN                    2 April 1940                                Indianapolis

SCALF, Homer B. Head 45 1895 MO
            Rethie Wife 33 1907 KY
            Lee E. Son 16 1924 IN
            Thelma M. Dau 15 1925 IN
            Leonard F. Son 13 1927 IN
            Lillian Dau 11 1929 IN


1940 Hamilton CO IN                    9 May 1940                            Washington

McKINNEY, Ralph G. Head 54 1886 IN
            Clara Wife 54 1886 IN
SCALF, Thelma Marie Ward 15 1925 IN


 

ALONZO FORREST SCALF
Son of
Great Britton Scalf & Louisa Emmaline Dowell
Alonzo<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Alonzo Forrest Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell, was born March 4, 1896 in Missouri and died November 3, 1960. Alonzo is buried at Marion National Cemetery in Marion County, Indiana.  (U.S. Veteran’s Cemeteries, courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Alonzo married first to June Laux on March 17, 1917 in Marion County, Indiana.  She was born June 1, 1900.  It is unknown if she died or if they divorced. Alonzo married second to Madonna M. Nixon. Madonna was born July 14, 1902 and died November 16, 1964. (Reference for Alonzo F. Scalf and June Laux - Book: 90 -Original Source Page: 329- courtesy of Jonathan Harmon).

 

 

 

(Photograph - courtesy of Jon Harman)

 

 

Children of Alonzo Scalf and Madonna Nixon:

     1) Richard L. Scalf Sr. - Born August 21, 1921 Died January 28, 2005
     2) Robert F. Scalf - Born November 15, 1922 Died November 1990
     3) Donna L. Scalf - Born December 10, 1931
     4) Bonnie Sue Scalf - Born October 4, 1939 Died May 12, 2009

Children of Richard L. Scalf, Sr.:

     1) Thomas C. Scalf - Born February 2, 1954
     2) Barbara L. Scalf-Morris -  Born March 21, 1955
     3) Richard L. Scalf Jr. - Born July 22, 1946


Transcribed copy of Marriage Record for Alonzo Scalf and June Laux courtesy of Virgil Scalf.

Indiana Marriage Collection

Name: June Laux
Spouse Name: Alonzo F. Scalf
Marriage Date: 17 Mar 1917
Marriage County: Marion
Birth Date: 1 Jun 1900
Age: 17
Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1916 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Ind
Book: 90
OS Page: 329

WWI and WWII Registration Cards courtesy of Virgil Scalf

WWI Registration Card

Name: Alonzo Forrest Scalf
Age: 21
Home Address: Indianapolis, IN                      (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: March 4, 1896
Born: Reeds Station, MO
Employed: Manufacturing Company – Shipping room
Married: Wife
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Dark Brown
Disability: Bad foot
Date: June 5, 1917

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card

Name: Alonzo Forrest Scalf
Place of Residence: 834 Marion Ave., Indianapolis, Marion, IN
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1896
Birth:  Reeds Station, Missouri                               (Link to original document)
Age: 46
Name of person who will know your address: Mrs. Madonna Scalf (Wife)
Employer: Indianapolis Fire Department
Place of Employment:  Station 19-1445, W. Morris St., Indianapolis, IN
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2370129

Alonzo was then found in Marion County (Indianapolis) Indiana in 1930 with wife, Madonna.


1930 Marion Co IN            3 April 1930                    Center Township Indianapolis
 

SCALF, Alonzo Head 34 1896 MO KY MO
          Madonna Wife 27 1903 IN IN AL
          Richard L. Son   8 1922 IN MO IN
          Robert F. Son   7 1923 IN IN IN


1940 Marion Co IN            22 April 1940                    Center Township Indianapolis 

SCALF, Alonzo Head 44 1896 MO
          Modonna Wife 38 1902 IN
          Richard Son 18 1922 IN
          Robert Son 17 1923 IN
          Donna Lou Dau   8 1932 IN
          Bonnie Sue Dau 4/12 1939 IN


U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004 Record

Name: Alonzo F. Scalf
Veteran's Rank: PVT
Branch: US Army
Last known address: Vamc, 1700 East 38th Street Marion, in 46952
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1896
Death Date: 3 Nov 1960
Interment Date: 3 Nov 1960
Cemetery: Marion National Cemetery
Buried At: Section 6 Site 3740
(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) 

WILLIAM ARTHUR SCALF
Son of
Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emiline Dowell
William Arthur<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Arthur Scalf was born February 26, 1898 in Missouri and died May 26, 1975 in Marion County Indianapolis, IN. Marriages of Marion County, Indiana, Book 123, show that William Arthur Scalf married Mary S. Laux February 2, 1924. However, according to a descendent, Mary Laux's middle name was Jane and the middle initial of "S" on the marriage record was an error. Mary Laux Scalf was born January 28, 1908 in Indiana and died May 18, 1977 in Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana. Scalf Family History, page 166 reports that William Arthur Scalf married Jessie May Laux 1912; however, this is a mistake. Jessie Laux was the wife of William Avery Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham.

The census records of Great Britton Scalf in 1900 and 1910 show William Arthur Scalf to have been born around 1898 or 1899 depending on which census record one might be viewing. His draft registration card confirms that he was born February 26, 1898. He is listed on the 1930 census as Arthur Scalf and his wife is Mary.

Children of William Arthur Scalf and Mary Jane Laux:

     1) Arthur L. Scalf    
     2) Mary Imogene Scalf  (Link to photograph of Mary Imogene Scalf) (Courtesy of Jon Harman)
     3) Betty Jane Scalf
     4) Margaret Emaline Scalf
     5) Charles Eugene Scalf  - Died June 30, 1991  (Photograph of young Charles E. Scalf)  (Link to Charles E. Scalf obituary) (Courtesy of Jon Harman)
     6) Donald Robert Scalf
     7) David Lee Scalf

(Photograph - Courtesy of Jon Harman)

(WWI Draft Registration Card courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

WWI Registration Card

Name: William Arthur Scalf
Age: 20
Home Address: 606 Birch, Indianapolis, Marion, IN             (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: February 26, 1898
Employed: Machinist
Employer's name: Parry Mfg. Co
Place of employment: Henry Street, Indianapolis, IN     
Nearest relative: Louise Scalf (Mother) - Birch, Indianapolis, IN
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Black
Date: September 12, 1918

1930 Peoria CO IL                2 April 1930                           Peoria 

SCALF, Arthur Head 36 1894 MO KY MO
            Mary Wife 22 1908 IN IL IL
            Arthur Son 5 9/12 1924 IN MO IL
            Mary A. Dau 2 1/12 1928 IN MO IL
            Betty Dau 5/12 1929 IN MO IL


1940 Marion CO IN                 9 April 1940                  Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Wm Arthur Head 42 1898 MO
           Mary Jane Wife 32 1908 IN
           Arthur, Jr. Son 15 1925 IN
           Mary Imogene Dau 12 1928 IN
           Margaret Dau   7 1933 IN
           Charley Son   3 1937 IN

We have no further information on this family.

 

ORVILLE LEWIS SCALF
Son of
Great Britton Scalf & Louisa Emiline Dowell
Oliver<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Orville Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell, was born January 26, 1897 in Missouri. On the 1910 census of Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, Orville’s birth calculated to about 1900 and was born after William who was born 1898. However, the WW Registration Card lists his birth as 1897.

Orville married India Jenkins May 31, 1918 in Marion County, Indiana.  India was born September 20, 1898. (Ref: Indiana Marriages, Book: 97 Original Source Page: 477- courtesy of Jonathan Harmon).

WWI Registration Card courtesy of Virgil Scalf.


WWI Registration Card

Name: Orville Scalf
Age: 21
Home Address: 606 Birch, Indianapolis, Marion, IN             (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: January 26, 1897
Born: Cathage, MO
Father's birthplace: KY
Employer's name: Nordyke & Marmon Co
Where employed: Indianapolis, IN 
Nearest relative: India Scalf - 666 Birch, Indianapolis, IN
Height: Tall - 68 1/2 inches
Build: 145 pounds
Color of eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: Light brown
Date: June 5, 1918                  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Orville and India were living in Marion County, Indiana in 1930 with their son and daughter, Arthur L. and Ethel F. Scalf. (Maiden name unknown)

1930 Marion CO IN                 3 April 1930                  Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Orville Head 29 1901 MO KY MO
            India Wife 33 1897 IN KY KY
            Arthur L. Son   9 1921 IN MO IN
            Ethel F. Dau   2 1928 IN MO IN


1940 Marion CO IN                 2 April 1940                  Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Orval Head 40 1900 MO
           India Wife 44 1896 IN
           Ethel  Dau 12 1928 IN
           Charles Son   8 1932 IN

We have no further information on this family.

 

ARTHUR LEE SCALF
Son of
Orville Scalf & India Jenkins
Arthur<Oliver<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Arthur Scalf, son of Orville Scalf & India Jenkins, was born about 1921. Arthur married Ova Ballard on January 29, 1938.

1940    Marion County IN                 15 April 1940                  Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Arthur Head 21 1919 IN
        Ova Mae wife 18 1922 IN
        Arthur L. Son   2 1938 IN
        Lewis Son   1 1939 IN


 

SAMUEL PHILLIP SCALF
Son of
Great Britton Scalf & Louisa Emiline Dowell
Samuel<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Samuel Scalf, the son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Dowell, was born May 28, 1903 and died June 1965 in Marion County, IN. Samuel Is living with his parents when the 1930 was taken. Samuel married Jennie Herring Cox, a widow, on October 28, 1939. We do not know the given name of Jennie's first husband.

1940 Marion CO IN                        10 April 1940                             Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Samuel Head 36 1904 OK
(Herring), Jenny  Wife 49 1891 IN
COX, Robert L. Step Son 14 1926 IN
          Betty V. Step Dau 12 1928 IN
          Roseann  Step Dau 11 1929 IN

 

MILDRED FLOY SCALF
Daughter of
Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell
Mildred<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mildred Floy Scalf, daughter of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell, was born about 1907 in Oklahoma.  Mildred married Don Raymond Carr October 11, 1922 in Marion County, Indiana. (Indiana Marriages, Book, 120)

Mildred and her husband Don were found on the 1930 Indiana census with two of their children. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1930 Marion CO IN                        17 April 1930                Center Township

CARR, Don R. Head 25 1905 KY KY KY
     Mildred F. Wife 24 1906 OK KY MO
     Donald J. Son 3 8/12 1926 IN KY OK
     Frances E.  Dau 1 9/12 1928 IN KY OK


1940 Marion Co IN                  10 May 1940                      Center Township Indianapolis

CARR, Ray Head 36 1904 KY
         Mildred Wife 34 1906 OK
         Donald James Son 13 1927 IN
         Francis Emiline Dau 11 1929 IN
         Walter Ray Son   9 1931 IN
         Phyllis Evelyn Dau   5 1935 IN
SCALF, Great Britton Father in law 80 1860 KY               Widower


 

  

SAMUEL BAXTER SCALF
   Son of
Robert Scalf & Martha “Patsy” Jackson
Samuel<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Samuel Baxter Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Martha “Patsy” Jackson, was born November 1868 according to the 1900 Territorial Cherokee Nation census. Samuel was living in the home of his father-in-law, Jonathan Horn and his family in 1900. Samuel had married their daughter, Dollie (also spelled Dolly) Horn. Scalf Family History, page 166, reports that Samuel married Dollie in Missouri in 1891.

A marriage license for Samuel B. Scalf and Dollie Horn was found by Virgil Scalf and lists the date of the marriage of Samuel and Dollie as 12 October 1891. Samuel’s residence was listed as Avilla (Jasper Co) Missouri and Dollie’s residence was Reeds (Jasper Co) Missouri. Samuel was over the age of 21 and Dollie over the age of 18.  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)            

Link to copy of original marriage license

We are deeply indebted to Mr. Glen Horn, a descendent of the Jonathan Horn family, who graciously shared Bible records provided by Mr. Randy East of the Macon County Tennessee Historical Society, concerning the Jonathan Horn family. The Bible records reveal the middle name of Samuel B. Scalf, as well as his birth date, the date of their daughter’s birth and to whom she married.

With permission from Randy East, excerpts of the Bible records are listed here.

Dollie Jane Horn was born August 25, 1870 in Tennessee and died March 2, 1897 in Missouri. Dollie married Samuel Scalf October 12, 1891 in Missouri. She was the daughter of Jonathan Wiseman Horn (1846-1930 - Civil War Soldier) and Sarah Frances East (1854-1929). Her paternal grandparents were Jeptha S. Horn and Charlotta York Horn. Her maternal grandparents were Patterson East and Sarah Lee East. (Macon Co. TN Historical Society –Randy East-- Courtesy of Glen Horn)

Samuel and Dollie Scalf spent some time in Missouri before she died in 1897 and he moved to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and on to New Mexico. During the time in Missouri they visited with their many cousins and they, along with family members and friends, contributed to the Autograph Book of Edith Gibson Smith. Edith was the wife of Alexander Smith, a nephew of Samuel Baxter Scalf. Several of the 40+ entries in the Autograph Book dated from the 1890s.  

(Link to entry by Samuel Scalf in the Autograph Book)    (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

(Link to entry by Dollie Scalf in the Autograph Book)     (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

Dollie Horn Scalf was the oldest of twelve children.  

Children of Jonathan Wiseman Horn and Sarah Frances East:

  (Birth records)     (Marriage records)     (Death records)

     1) Dollie Jane Horn.
     2) Green W. L. C. Horn
     3) Anderson B. Horn             
     4) Richard Horn.
     5) Jeptha Patterson Horn.         
     6) Noah Horn.                                                                     
     7) Ettie Belle Horn.
     8) Eddie Horn.
     9) Elizabeth Frances Horn
   10) Jonathan W. Horn.
   11) Timothy Horn.
   12) Millie Horn.

Samuel and Dollie were the parents of one child, Bessie Ellen Scalf, born September 12, 1892 in Missouri. (Jonathan Horn Bible – courtesy of Macon County, Tennessee Historical Society-Randy East via Glen Horn)

Bessie was only five years old when her mother died in 1897. She continued to live with her grandparents, Jonathan and Sarah Horn, after her mother’s death and was listed with them, as well as her father Samuel Scalf, in 1900 Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

The names of the wife of Jonathan Horn and two of the children were illegible on the census record of 1900; however, the next census (1910) reveals that Jonathan’s wife was Sarah. The two older children had left the home by 1910.

1900 Indian Territory Cherokee Nation     6 June 1900    Twp 14

HORN, Jonathan Head ?? ???? TN TN KY  
           ??????? Wife ?? ???? TN TN KY  12 children born, 10 living
           ??????? ??? ?? ?? TN TN TN  
           ??????? ??? ?? ?? TN TN TN  
           Noah Son 18 May 1882 MO TN TN  
           Etta Dau 15 Sep 1884 MO TN TN  
           Eddie Son 13 Dec 1886 MO TN TN  
           Elizabeth F.  Dau 11 Nov 1888 MO TN TN  
           Jonathan W. Son   9 Nov 1890 MO TN TN  
           Timothy Son   7 Mar 1893 MO TN TN  
           Millie  Dau   4 Jul 1895 MO TN TN  
SCAFF, Samuel B. Son in law 31 Nov 1868 KY KY KY Widower
SCAFF, Bessie Ellen G-Dau   7 Sep 1892 MO KY TN  

In 1910, the Jonathan Horn family was living in Curry County, New Mexico. Samuel Scalf had left the home of Jonathan Horn and was not found. Bessie Ellen Scalf was still living with her grandparents.

1910 Curry CO NM              13 May 1910              Saint Vrain Precinct 4 

HORN, Jonathan N. Head 64 1846 TN TN TN
               Sarah Wife 55 1855 TN TN TN
               Etta B. Dau 25 1885 MO TN TN
               Eddie Son 23 1887 MO TN TN
               Millie Dau 14 1896 MO TN TN
SCALF, Bessie E. G-Dau 17 1893 MO KY TN

Some years ago the author was contacted by another researcher requesting information on Samuel Scalf born in Kentucky who reportedly married a lady by the last name of “Ward” in either Arkansas or Missouri. This Samuel Scalf was the only Samuel Scalf living in Arkansas at the time of the marriage and the author sent information to this researcher concerning the above Samuel Baxter Scalf, son of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf.

All information was lost in a computer crash concerning this correspondence. We cannot verify that Samuel was married to anyone other than Dollie/Dolly Jane Horn at this time; however, his death record lists “Hus of E.” This would not have been Dollie/Dolly Horn for her name was Dolly Jane, and it is very possible that “E” listed on the record as his wife, was another wife of Samuel Baxter Scalf we have not found. Samuel was not found on census records after the 1900 Indian Territory census.

Samuel was born about 1861 and therefore would have been around thirty years of age when he and Dollie married in 1891. It is very possible that Samuel was married a short time before he and Dollie married or a short time afterwards. We would be grateful if anyone has information to share on this, or if the previous researcher concerning Ms. Ward would contact us.

Samuel Baxter Scalf died 30 September 1903 in Oklahoma and is buried at Bethel Cemetery at Braggs, Oklahoma. (Courtesy of Glen Harmon)

(Link To Cemetery Record)  (Courtesy of Glen Harmon)


BESSIE ELLEN SCALF
Daughter of
Samuel B. Scalf & Dollie Jane Horn
Bessie E<Samuel B<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Bessie Ellen Scalf, daughter of Samuel Baxter Scalf and Dollie Jane Horn, was born September 12, 1897, and died 22 July 1983 according to the Social Security Death Indexes.

Bessie married H. J.  Fichtner February 2, 19??. (Bible Records of Jonathan Horn- Courtesy of Macon County, Tennessee Historical Society – Randy East-via Glen Horn)

The year is difficult to determine on the Bible records, however, Bessie stated she married at age 21 on the 1930 census and the marriage date calculates to 1912. (See the 1930 census below)

John Henry or Henry John Fichtner was born 1 April 1892, and died 23 May 1967 according to the Social Security Death Indexes. The last residence of Henry and Bessie was Seattle (King Co) Washington.

Henry J. Fichtner and wife Bessie were found living at Dallas, Texas in 1920. Henry was born in Kansas and Bessie in Missouri. No children were in the home.


1920 Dallas Co. Texas           13 January 1920        Justice Precinct

FICHTNER, Henry J. Head 28 1892 KS GERM GERM
              Bessie Wife 27 1893 MO KY TN

 

1925 Kansas State Census

FICHTNER, Henry J. Head 33 1892 KS Auto Tech. Garage    
          Bessie E. Wife 32 1893 MO        
          Henry, Jr. Son   3 1922 KS        


In 1930, Henry and Bessie were living in Shawnee County, Kansas. A son, Henry Jr., had been born in 1922.

1930 Shawnee Co. KS            9 April 1930    Precinct 10, Topeka

FITCHNER, Henry John Head 39 1891 KS GERM GERM
                Bessie Wife 37 1893 MO KY TN
                Henry John, Jr. Son   8 1922 KS KS MO

 

Name: Bessie Fichtner
SSN: 513-20-7710
Last Residence: 98188 Seattle, King, Washington, United States of America
Born: 12 Sep 1892
Died: 22 Jul 1983
State (Year) SSN issued: Kansas (Before 1951)

 

Name: Henry Fichtner
SSN: 487-07-4681
Last Residence: 98188 Seattle, King, Washington, United States of America
Born: 1 Apr 1891
Died: 23 May 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)


Henry and Bessie’s son, Henry Fichtner, Jr., was last living in Seattle (King Co) Washington. Henry Jr., was born 23 January 1922, and died 19 February 2006 according to the Social Security Death Indexes. 
 

Name: Henry J. Fichtner
SSN: 511-16-2260
Last Residence: 98198 Seattle, King, Washington
Born: 23 Jan 1922
Died: 19 Feb 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: Kansas (Before 1951)

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf) 
 

From the 1930 census, we learn that Bessie’s husband, Henry, was an Electrician Superintendent by occupation and was employed by the City Water and Lights. He married at the age of 23, which calculates a marriage date of 1915.

Bessie had no occupation and stated she married at the age of 21, which calculates a marriage date of 1914; however, Bessie’s age is stated incorrectly on the 1920 and 1930 census.

We know that Bessie was born 1891 from the Bible records of Jonathan Horn. She should have been 29 on the 1920 census and 39 on the 1930 census. If she married at age 21, this would calculate a marriage date of 1912.

It appears that Henry and Bessie lived in Kansas until sometime after 1930 when they moved to Seattle, Washington where they both died and are likely buried there. Their son, Henry Jr., also lived and died in Seattle, Washington. It is unknown at this time, if Henry and Bessie had other children.

We have no further information on this family at this time.

According to family legend, bushwhackers killed Robert Scalf. We cannot verify this legend and a number of possibilities come to mind as to what might have happened to Robert after 1870. As the old saying goes, “where there is fire, there is smoke.” Keeping that in mind, it is very possible Robert was killed by someone. However, we do not know whom, where, or why.

What we do know is that Robert could not be found after 1870 on any census record from any state; therefore, leading us to assume that he, in fact, had died. The Archives of Washington stated they did not have a pension file for Robert. This is another reason to assume he died because most living Civil War Veterans did file for a pension and a lot received them, especially those fighting for the Union as Robert did. Even if Robert had not lived to file for a pension, his widow if alive, would most likely have filed and there is no record of that either. This leads us to assume that both Robert and Patsy had died. Patsy was not found on census records after 1870, but could have remarried and been missed under a different name.

For descendents of this line, the author offers some suggestions here for research concerning what might have happened to Robert and Patsy.

     1. They might have died in Benton Co. Arkansas 1870-1880. The death records of that area will need to be searched. A telephone call to the county courthouse of Benton County would verify if
         they have death records 1870-1880. A Historical Society of the county might also be able to help. One might check the State Archives, which would be located at the capital of Arkansas.

     2.
 Robert and Patsy might have moved to Marion Co. Indiana shortly before 1880 and died there. Some of their younger children were in Marion County in 1880 suggesting they arrived there
         sometime before 1880, either with an older married child or with their parents. The Marion County death records need to be checked out and again, the records might be in Marion County or
         they might be at the State Archives of Indiana.

     3.
 It is always a possibility that Robert and Patsy returned to Kentucky sometime between 1870 and 1880. They might have died there as well. The Knox, Clay and Perry County, Kentucky death
         records 1870-1880 would be a good place to check as well as the Archives of Kentucky.

     4.
 Last, but not least, they may have also moved to Oklahoma, Texas, or even Missouri during that time and died in one of those states. Taking into consideration that they had children in Missouri,
         Oklahoma, Indiana, Arkansas, and even in Kentucky, suggests they could have died in either state. The author cannot verify that Robert had close family ties in the state of Texas; however, Texas
         is a close state to Arkansas and Oklahoma and would be a last possibility.

End of Robert Scalf Line  

CREDITS:

Virgil Scalf – Census records, Military records, Marriages, Obituaries, etc.

Michael Scalf and sister, Sharon Scalf Roller – Family of Robert E. Lee Scalf

Cliff Holland – Family of Malinda Scalf Payne and Pharris Holland

Jonathan Harmon – Family of Great Britton Scalf

Glen Horn – Family of Samuel B. Scalf and Dollie Horn

Dorothy Spann – Family of Hilda Marie (Scalf) Rich-Spann

Karen Fullhart – Family of Susan A. Scalf Bickford

Marvin and Pat Pennington – Family of Manerva Jane Scalf Smith

Scalf Family History – Elmer D. Scalf

Margaret Scalf Fleenor - Author

 

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