Chapter XIV

Benjamin Scalf

Benjamin Scalf, son of Lewis Scalf, was born in North Carolina 510-1764. Benjamin was listed in the Iredell County, North Carolina Census with his brother, David, in 1810. Benjamin was listed in the 1830 Washington County, Tennessee Census. He was between 6070 years old in 1830 and we know from the records that his wife was over 45 at this time. Benjamin had two sons under 10, two daughters under 10, two sons between 26-45 and one daughter between 26-45 at the time of the 1830 Census.

Benjamin Scalf and his wife, Ceely Ann Keziah Scalf, had four sons and three daughters. While there is a lack of records to furnish positive proof it is believed that six of his children were Mahaley, Benjamin, Lewis, Malinda, Peter and Berryman. Another son may have been Matthew Scalf.

Benjamin Scalf, son of Benjamin and Ceely Scalf, moved to Indiana and appears there in the 1840 and 1850 Elkhart Census. That section of Indiana had been settled about 1830 and was land that had formerly belonged to the Indians. This Benjamin Scalf, son of Benjamin, had been born in North Carolina in 1814. Benjamin had gone to Indiana from Washington County, Tennessee when he was about 20 years old. His wife was Eleanor Thomas and the couple had five children.

Children of Benjamin Scalf and Ceely Ann Keziah.
Benjamin Scalf died 3-8-1870 at Millersburg, Ind.)
    Mahaley Scalf m. 1. William Moon 2. James Moore
    Benjamin Scalf (B. 2-26-1814 Rowan Co., N. Car. m. Eleanor Thomas
    Lewis Scalf m. Nancy Hoziah
    Malinda Scalf m. William Cash
    Peter Scalf
    Berryman Scalf

Children of Benjamin F. Scalf and Eleanor Thomas (daughter of Samuel Thomas of Virginia)
    William Lewis Scalf (B. 1836 D. 1910) m.
        1. Charity Walters (1861 Elkhart Co., Ind.)
        2. Mary Risenhizer (1866 Elkhart Co., Ind.)
    Samuel A. Scalf (B. 1837) farmer in Michigan in 1870
        m. Malinda Imbody (1859 Elkhart Co., Ind.)
    Caroline Phoebe Scalf (B. 1839 D. 1840)
    Francis Marion Scalf (B. 6-23-1841 D. 11-1-1868)
    Henry B. Scalf (B. 2-11-1844 D. 1905) m. Cindy Anglon

Children of William L. Scalf and Mary R. Rizenhizer
Oscar Scalf m. E. May Jennings (1895 Elkhart Co., Ind.)
    Elizabeth Scalf
    Anna Scalf
    Mary Scalf

Children of Samuel A. Scalf and Malinda Imbody
William H.A. Scalf m. Elizabeth Rodle
    Orpha E. Scalf m. H. H. Hite
    Benjamin Scalf
    Harvey A. Scalf

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