MISCELLANEOUS SCALF FAMILIES

 

This chapter will cover the various Scalf families, including the Skelf family, that cannot be placed with an existing Scalf line. It is difficult to determine which line these folks may belong to and they have been placed in separate sections of the Miscellaneous Scalf Families chapter for this reason. There are a number of families in the Carter/Washington County, Tennessee area, as well as the McDonough County, Illinois area that could have been children of either Benjamin Scalf Sr. or David S. Scalf. The Skelf family is a small group from the Northern Georgia area. Also, the Scaff families of Davidson County, Tennessee and the Scalf families of Greenville, South Carolina will be discussed.

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WILLIAM HENRY SCALF
of
Washington County, Tennessee  

Logically, William Scalf in Washington County, Tennessee (1850 census) would be a strong consideration as a son of Lee Scalf due to the fact that Washington County, Tennessee and Russell County, Virginia are not very far from each other. Assuming that Lee Scalf died 1840-1850, along with the fact that William Henry Scalf first appears in Washington County, Tennessee in 1850 makes him a strong consideration for the son of Lee Scalf. We also have been unable to find anyone in the Washington County, Tennessee area that meets the criteria to have been the parents of William Henry Scalf, which also lends more support to the possibility of William Henry being a son of Lee Scalf. After the death of Lee, it would have been logical for his children to move to Washington County, Tennessee among relatives.

This William Scalf was born around 1832 in Virginia and moved to Washington County, Tennessee by 1850. He first appears in the home of George and Susan Crouch. Note the spelling of the last name Crouch.

Brittan Scalf, brother of Lee Scalf married Talitha Couch, daughter of Jeremiah Couch from Russell County, Virginia. The Couch and Crouch name has been interwoven in records much like the names Scalf and Scaff. It is possible they are the same family. However, it is just as possible they are not.

William does not appear to fit with any of the other East Tennessee families of Washington, Sullivan, Hawkins or Carter counties. The name William Henry Scalf was stated by a descendent of James Wesley Scalf. James Wesley was a son of this William and Drucilla Weddle Scalf. 

There is much confusion concerning this William Scalf and we cannot verify that his name was actually William Henry; however, it is also reported that William and Drucilla had a son named Henry who drowned in the Nolichucky River in East Tennessee at a young age. If this is correct, then Henry might have been named for his father if his father's name was actually William Henry Scalf.

From the 1850 census of Washington County, Tennessee we first find William living in the home of George and Susan Crouch.

1850 Washington CO TN    11 September 1850     Subdivision 4   East District

CROUCH, George M 65 1785 TN
     Susan F 63 1787 TN
     Sarah F 22 1828 TN
CLARK, Edward M 26 1824 TN
CROUCH, Susan P.    F 24 1826 TN
CROUCH, Geo.      M   9 1841 TN
SCALF, Wm. M 18 1832 TN

In 1860, William is still in the Crouch home. Note that Drucilla Weddle is also in the home. William Scalf married Drucilla A. Weddle on August 3, 1860. However, William does not appear on a census record after 1860 and this correlates with the information stated by Mrs. Gladys Weaver concerning his death in the Civil War.  

(Link to marriage document of William Scalf & Drucilla Weddle)

1860 Washington CO TN     3 July 1860    Knob Creek District

CROUCH, George M 76 1784 TN
      Susan F 74 1786 TN
SCALF, William M 29 1831 TN
HYLTON, Susannah F 36 1824 TN
WEDDLE, Drucilla A. F 17 1843 TN

1870 Sullivan CO TN       6 August 1870        District 9 

ALLISON, Jesse M 60 1810 TN
JENKINS, Elizabeth    F 28 1842 TN
     Prassey, G. F   9 1861 TN
SCALF, Drucilla F 28 1842 TN
      Elizabeth F   3 1867 TN

1880 Washington CO TN     16 & 17 June 1880     District 11

FAIN, Geo P. Head 55 1825 NC NC NC  
     Lura Wife 47 1833 NC NC NC  
     George E. Son 16 1864 NC NC NC  
     Charles P. Son 14 1866 NC NC NC  
     William J. Son 11 1869 NC NC NC  
     Frank W. Son   9 1871 NC NC NC  
     Arthur C.    Son   6 1874 NC NC NC  
SCALF, Drucilla Servant 37 1843 VA VA VA Widow

Mrs. Gladys Weaver stated that Drucilla married a Miller in Johnson City (Washington County) Tennessee and the author has found that Drucilla married James M. Miller on November 7, 1885 in Washington County, TN and was listed on the 1900 census of Washington County, Tennessee. All the children in the home on the 1900 census were born before James and Drucilla were married. However, the Martha E. Miller in the 1900 census may be the daughter of Drucilla that is listed in the 1870 census above.

(Link to Drucilla Scalf and James Miller marriage docuement)

1900 Washington CO TN         19 June 1900         District 8

MILLER, James Head 64 Feb 1846 TN TN TN married 14 years  
     Drucilla A. Wife 57 Dec 1842 TN TN TN married 14 years 5 born, 4 living
     Martha E. Dau 32 Dec 1867 TN TN TN    
     Retta S. Dau 30 Jul 1869 TN TN TN    
    Sabina J. Dau 22 Jul 1877 TN TN TN    
    Arthur Son 21 Aug 1878 TN TN TN    
    George W. Son 18 Jan 1882 TN TN TN    

A thorough search was made for this William Scalf after 1860 to no avail. A copy of an interview with Mrs. Gladys Lee Ledford Weaver by Bob Scalf, concerning this William Scalf is listed here: 

Excerpts from records and interview with Mrs. Gladys Lee Ledford Weaver, 117 Sanford Lane, Oak Ridge, Tennessee on June 27, 1967 (Scalf Family Website)

William Henry Scalf buried in KY. Married Drucilla Weddle. Born in VA

James Wesley Scalf born May 12, 1862 in Sullivan County, Buried in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens between Elizabethton & Johnson City, TN married Margaret Lee Temple Born Apr. 8, 1865 in Greenville, TN Buried in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens between Elizabethton & Johnson City, TN.

1)  William Henry was a runner for the North in the Civil War, was caught and shot as a spy.
2)  Drucilla Whettle Scalf had to let the children stay with others after William Henry Scalf died. Years later she married a Miller in Johnson City (Knob Creek Section).
3)  Angie Rhud Scalf's brothers are M. T. of Knoxville, and Lawrence Lacey (he said Lacey Lawrence) Scalf of San Diego, CA. Her half-brother is Rollie (Raleigh?) Miller and half-sister is Eula Mae Miller (married Jack R. Weaver).
4)  James Wesley Scalf came from VA at age 6. He was a policeman in Johnson City, TN and opened a store and restaurant and met his wife there. He and his brothers and sisters (as yet unidentified) lived with the Sellers family and all took the Sellers name except James Wesley. His older brother Henry lived with a strict religious family, the Dunkards, until age 21. Henry drowned in the Nolichucky River.
5)  A phone conversation with Lacey Lawrence Scalf, revealed that he was a bachelor and his birthday was Oct. 12, 1896. He said his father was James Wesley Scalf and mother Maggie Temple, thus providing her nickname. He provided the information about the children living with the Sellers and that James Wesley had a brother Henry. Lacy also stated that his grandfather was killed in the battle of Richmond, VA, which supports the comments of Ms. Weaver. (Bob Scalf Interview with Mrs. Gladys Lee Ledford Weaver, Oak Ridge, TN 1967)

Mrs. Weaver stated that William Henry Scalf was killed in the Civil War as a runner for the North. Mr. Lacey Lawrence Scalf stated he was killed in the battle of Richmond.

Census records confirm that William probably had died for he was not found after 1860. Mrs. Weaver also stated that James Wesley Scalf came from Virginia at the age of 6; however, if William Henry was the son of Lee Scalf then it was likely William that came from Virginia at age 6 instead of his son, James Wesley, for William married in Washington County, Tennessee August 3, 1860 to Drucilla Weddle. (Washington Co. TN Marriages)

WILLIAM HENRY SCALF
the son of
William Henry Scalf and Drucilla Weddle

William Henry Scalf, the son of William Henry Scalf and Drucilla Weddle was born about 1864 in Tennessee. William Henry Scalf was found living with the Jacob Devault family in 1870 and the William Devault family in 1880. Henry married Sarah Rowena Collins on March 9, 1885 in Washington County, Tennessee.

(Link to Henry Scalf and Rowena Collins marriage document)

(Link to death certificate of Sarah Rowena Sharrett)

1870 Washington CO TN        August 1870        Johnson City

DEVAULT, Jacob M 52 1818 TN
    Elizabeth F 44 1826 TN
    William M 23 1847 TN
    Lethie  F 11 1859 TN
SKALF, William     M   6 1864 TN

1880 Washington CO TN       1 & 2 June 1880     District 10

DEVAULT, Wm. O. Head 22 1858 GA GA GA  
     Lizza M. Wife 21 1859 TN TN TN  
SCLAF, Henry  Servant 17 1863 TN TN TN (Farm labor)

Henry was living with the William Devault family and was living in the same district as the Ruben Sellars family. James Wesley, brother of Henry was living with the Sellars family. In the home of William Devault is a Mary May, 19 years old and born 1861. This could have been a daughter of William and Drucilla and her middle name may have been listed on the census as a surname if in fact, William and Drucilla had any daughters.

Henry's brother James Wesley Scalf was living with Rueben Sellars in 1880 Washington County, Tennessee in the same district as his brother Henry.  

 

LULA ETTA SCALF
Daughter of
William Henry Scalf & Sarah Rowena Collins

Lula Scalf, the daughter of William Henry Scalf & Sarah Rowena Collins was born April 1887 in Missouri. Lula married John D. Bryan on November 11, 1902 in Bristol, Virginia.

(Link to death certificate of John D. Bryan)

1900 Washington CO VA     19 June 1900       Bristol

SHENETT, Walter W. Head 30 Dec 1869 VA VA TN
   Sarah R. Wife 30 Feb 1870 TN TN VA
SCALF, Ida M.     Step-dau 14 Apr 1886 MO TN TN
SCALF, Lula E. Step-dau 13 Apr 1887 MO TN TN
SHENETT, Anna A. Dau 10 May 1890 VA VA TN
   Volentine A.  Son   8 May 1892 VA VA TN
   Walter L. Son   5 Dec 1894 VA VA TN
COLLINS, Charles Bro in law 26 Feb 1874 TN TN VA

1910 Sullivan CO TN        15 April 1910        Bristol

BRYAN, John D.

Head

27

1883

VA

TN

TX

Married 8 years

     Mrs. Lucy

Wife

23

1887

VA

TN

TN

Married 8 years - 2 Born, 2 living

     Jessie M.

Dau

  5

1905

VA

VA

VA

 

     Claiborne F.

Son

  3

1907

VA

VA

VA

 

1920 Sullivan CO TN        28 January 1920        Bristol

BRYAN, John D. Head 37 1883 VA VA VA
     Lucy Wife 33 1887 MO TN TN
     Jessie M. Dau 15 1905 VA VA TN
     Claiborne Son 12 1908 TN VA TN
     Randall Dau   9 1911 TN VA TN
     Estelle Dau 4 9/12 1915 TN VA TN
     Clara Dau 3 5/12 1917 TN VA TN

 1930 Mercer CO WV         5 & 7 April 1930         Princeton

BRYAN, John D. Head 47 1883 VA TN TX
    Lucy E. Wife 43 1887 MO TN TN
    J. Randell Son ? 19 1911 TN VA MO
    Estell L.   Dau 14 1916 VA VA MO
    Clara L. Dau 13 1917 VA VA MO
    Bernell W. Dau 11 1919 TN VA MO
    Sarah A. Dau 1 11/12 1928 WV VA MO

 
1940 Kanawha CO WV         9 April 1940       Charleston

BRYAN, John Head 58 1882 VA
   Lucy Wife 53 1887 MO
   Randall Son 28 1912 TN
   Bernice Dau 20 1920 VA
   Sara Dau 12 1928 WV

WWII Registration Card

Name: John Devaugh Bryan
Place of Residence: 1110 E. Washington St., Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia
Age: 59
Date of Birth: April 29, 1882       Link to Document  (Part 1)  &  (Part 2)
Place of Birth - Smith County, Virginia
Name and address of person who will always know your address: Mrs. Lucy E. Bryan, 1110 E. Washington St., Kanawha, West Virginia
Employer's name and address: Lehi Bottling Co, 619 Summers St, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia
Place of imployment: Kanawha, West Virginia
Race: White
Height: 5' 8"
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Gray
Weight: 182
Complexion: Ruddy

 

IDA MARY SCALF
Daughter of
William Henry Scalf & Sarah Rowena Collins

Ida Scalf, the daughter of William Henry Scalf & Sarah Rowena Collins was born April 7, 1886 in Missouri and died March 21, 1959 in Bristol, Virginia. Ida married William Thomas Walling on October 21, 1903 in Bristol, Virginia.

(Link to death certificate of Mary Ida Walling)

1900 Washington CO VA     19 June 1900       Bristol

SHENETT, Walter W. Head 30 Dec 1869 VA VA TN
   Sarah R. Wife 30 Feb 1870 TN TN VA
SCALF, Ida M.     Step-dau 14 Apr 1886 MO TN TN
SCALF, Lula E. Step-dau 13 Apr 1887 MO TN TN
SHENETT, Anna A. Dau 10 May 1890 VA VA TN
   Volentine A.  Son   8 May 1892 VA VA TN
   Walter L. Son   5 Dec 1894 VA VA TN
COLLINS, Charles Bro in law 26 Feb 1874 TN TN VA

1910 Washington CO TN         30 April 1910          Goodson

WALLING, William T. Head 23 1887 VA VA VA married 6 years  
     Ida   Wife 23 1887 MO TN TN married 6 years 3 born, 3 living
    Walter Son   5 1905 VA VA MO    
    Larence Son   3 1907 VA VA MO    
    Florrence  Dau 1 8/12 1908 VA VA MO    

1920 Washington CO TN         3 April 1920          Bristol

WALLING, William T. Head 36 1884 VA TN VA
       Ida Wife 32 1888 MO TN TN
      Walter Son 15 1905 VA VA MO
      Lawrence Son 13 1907 VA VA MO
      Florence L. Dau 12 1908 VA VA MO
      Cora Dau   7 1913 VA VA MO
      Frank Son   5 1915 VA VA MO

1930 Washington CO TN          16 April 1930         Bristol

WALLING, William T. Head 47 1883 VA TN TN
      Ida Wife 45 1885 TN TN TN
      Frank C. Son 16 1914 VA VA TN
     William W. Son   8 1922 VA VA TN
     Jack D. Son   3 1927 VA VA TN
     Walter A. Son 25 1905 VA VA TN
     Ruth Dau in law 22  1908 VA VA Germany
     Mary E. G-dau   4 1926 VA VA IN
     Hermon Son in law 22 1908 VA VA VA
     Cora R. Dau 18 1912 VA VA TN
SHARRETT, Walter W. Roomer 61 1869 VA VA VA

1940 Washington CO TN          23 April 1940         Bristol

WALLING, William T. Head 58 1882 VA
       Ida S. Wife 55 1855 MS
       Frank C. Son 26 1914 VA
      William D. Son 18 1922 VA
      Jack D. Son 13 1927 VA
      Walter A. Son 35 1905 VA
      Ruth M. Dau in law 32 1908 IN
      Mary E. G-dau 15 1925 VA

 

FRANK CARL WALLING, SR.
Son of
William Thomas Walling & Ida Scalf

Frank Walling, the son of William Thomas Walling & Ida Scalf was born January 18, 1914 in Bristol, Virginia and died April 6, 2005.

WWII Draft Card

Name: Frank Carl Walling
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Bristol, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1914
Residence: Bristol, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 1940
Occupation: Chas A Schieren Co
Weight: 163
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6 1
Next of Kin: Mary Ida Walling


OBITUARY

BLOUNTVILLE - Frank Carl Walling Sr., 91 of Blountville, went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife of 58 years, Edith, on Wednesday (April 6, 2005) after a short period of declining health.

Born on Jan. 18, 1914 in Bristol, Va., Frank Walling was a lifetime resident of this area living in Bristol, Va., Bristol, Tenn., and Blountville. He attended Virginia High School.

Mr. Walling worked during World War II as an electrician and supervisor at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock, but spent the majority of his work career as a self-employed truck driver with his two brothers, Larry and Jack Walling.

Walling

Frank and his wife Edith were one of the founding members of Rosemont Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tenn. Later, they joined Gunnings Baptist Church in Blountville and enjoyed many hours participating in the Seedline Program there. The loving community of Gunnings Baptist Church and Rev. Bob Ferguson were always a source a joy to Frank and Edith and their family.

He is survived by his three loving children daughters, Doris VanHuss and her husband Walter of Blountville and Brenda Hagy and her husband Richard of Bristol, Tenn.; and one son, Frank C. Walling Jr. and his wife Judi of Blountville; four grandchildren, Marissa Hagy Foster and husband Ronnie of Charleston, S.C., Jacob VanHuss and wife Rose of Murfreesboro, Tiffany Walling of Norfolk, Va., and Hunter Walling and wife LaTrisha of Blountville; and one great-granddaughter, Parker Grace Walling of Blountville. Additionally, he is survived by three sisters-in-law, Nancy Walling of Piney Flats, Anna Walling of Bristol, Tenn., and Lois Walling of Bristol, Va.; brother-in-law, Howard Brown and wife Thelma of Blountville; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Frank Walling Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Walling and Ida Scalf Walling. He was also preceded in death by his wonderful wife of 58 years, Edith Brown Walling. Additionally, he was preceded in death by all his brothers and sisters, Walter Walling, Lawrence "Larry" Walling, William "Bud" Walling, Jack Walling Sr., Florence Louise Walling, and Cora Walling Leonard.

The family wishes to express the greatest appreciation to his caregiver of four years, Susie, and also to Pauletta, Smoky Mt. Home Hospice personnel, and Dr. Joel Gonce.

Receiving of friends will be held at Gunnings Baptist Church, 213 Shipley Ferry Road, Blountville, from 6 to 8 Friday with the funeral service following.



 JAMES WESLEY SCALF
Son of
William Henry Scalf & Drucilla A. Weddle 

James Wesley Scalf, son of William Henry Scalf and Drucilla A. Weddle was born May 12, 1862 probably in Washington County Tennessee. James married Margaret (Maggie) Lee Temple Miller Scalf July 6, 1893 in Washington County, Tennessee. Maggie was born April 8, 1865 and died January 8, 1941 in Washington County, Tennessee. Maggie was married to Alp (A.P.) Miller prior to her marriage to James and had two children by this marriage; Raleigh and Eula Miller.

(Link to photograph of Alp Miller and Maggie Temple)

(Link to death certificate of James Wesley Scalf)

(Link to death certificate of Maggie Lee Scalf)

Mrs. Weaver stated that they did not know the names of James Wesley's brothers and sisters. There were other people living in the home of Wm. Devault but all were servants and are not listed in these writings for they appear to bear no relationship to the family.

A female named Jane F. Harvey was living in the home and was listed as 16 years old. This was the only other child in the home that might have been near enough to the age of another child to belong to William and Drucilla. However, we doubt she was a child of William and Drucilla Weddle Scalf.

James and Maggie are both buried at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens in Washington County, Tennessee. James was a policeman in Johnson City (Washington Co) Tennessee.

If William Henry Scalf was killed in the Civil War he would have died sometime between May of 1862 and 1865, a total of approximately three years. James Wesley's stated date of birth was May 12, 1862, and it was stated he had an older brother. If so, the brother would have been born between August 1860 and May 1862.

Mrs. Weaver stated that after William's death his wife had to let the children stay with others. How many children? Could there have been more than two children in this family? James Wesley stated his siblings were raised under the Sellars name and continued to use that name; however, if his father died 1862-1865 during the war, we see no way there could have been more than two children. Possibly three, but doubtful there were more.

We have no way of knowing when William died but we do know he died during the Civil War, which ended in 1865. Therefore, we can only speculate that there were at least two children; James Wesley and a brother Henry mentioned above by Mrs. Weaver as being the oldest brother of James Wesley. Henry drowned in the Nolichucky River at a young age but we do not know what that age was.

The 1880 census of Washington County, Tennessee shows a Henry Sclaf (Scalf) living with the William O. Devault family. His age was 17 years old and his estimated birth date would have been 1863. If Henry drowned in the Nolichucky River then this is likely the same Henry Scalf. The Devault family lived near the Nolichucky River.

It is possible that another child was born in 1864 or 1865; however, it is not likely that anymore were born before William died. 

Children of Maggie Lee Templeton Miller and her first husband:

1)  Raleigh Miller - born about 1888. Raleigh died in Savannah, Georgia and is buried at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens in Washington County, Tennessee.
2)  Eula Mae Miller - born about 1891 (deceased). Eula married Jack R. Weaver.

 Children of James Wesley Scalf and Maggie Lee Templeton Miller Scalf

1)  Lacy Lawrence Scalf, son of James Wesley Scalf and Maggie Lee Templeton Miller Scalf was born 1896-1898 and lived in either Laguna Beach or Balboa, California in 1967. Now deceased. No further information.
2)  Angie Rhud Scalf daughter of James Wesley Scalf and Maggie Lee Templeton Miller Scalf was born 1897-1905. No further information.
3)  Major Temple Scalf, son of James Wesley Scalf and Maggie Lee Templeton Miller Scalf was born September 23, 1906 (deceased). Temple married Wilma Jean Long and resided at Cedar Lane in Knoxville (Fountain City) Tennessee in 1967.

Mrs. Gladys Lee Ledford Weaver provided the above information on the family of James Wesley Scalf to Bob Scalf in 1967.

1880 Washington CO TN     5 & 7 June 1880   District 10
 

SELLARS, Ruben A. Head 72 1808 VA VA VA  
      Elizabeth Wife 58 1822 VA VA VA  
      Henry P. Son 38 1842 VA VA VA Widower
      Charles L. G-son 13 1867 TN VA TN  
SCALF, James W.     Servant 18 1862 TN TN VA  
MAY, Mary Servant 19 1861 TN TN TN  


1900 Washington CO TN     7 June 1900       District
 

SCALF, James Head 35 May 1865 TN TN TN  
     Maggie L. Wife 30 Apr 1870 TN TN TN  
(Miller) Rollie M.      Son 11 Jul 1888 TN TN TN  
(Miller) Eula Dau   9 May 1891 TN TN TN  
      Lawrence Son   3 Oct 1896 TN TN TN (Lacy Lawrence)
      Angie Dau   2 Oct 1897 TN TN TN (Angie Rhud)

1910 Washington CO TN     2 May 1910       District 9

SCALF, James W. Head 48 1862 TN VA VA  
    Maggie Wife 39 1871 TN TN TN 5 born, 5 living
    Lawrence  Son 12 1898 TN TN TN (Lacy Lawrence)
    Angie   Dau 10 1900 TN TN TN (Angie Rhud)
    Temple Son   5 1905 TN TN TN (Major Temple)
MILLER, Rollie     Step-son 19 1891 TN TN TN (Raleigh)
MILLER, Eula Step-dau 17 1893 TN TN TN (Eula)


1920 Washington CO TN     15 January 1920        District 9
 

SCALF, James W. Head 54 1866 VA VA VA
     Maggie L.   Wife 50 1870 TN TN TN
     Temple   Son 14 1906 TN VA TN


1930 Washington CO TN     7 April 1930      District 9
 

SCALF, J. W. Head 67 1863 TN TN TN
    Maggie Wife 63 1867 TN TN TN

 

1940 Washington CO TN      2 April 1940        Johnson City   
 

SCALF, James W. Head 77 1863 TN
    Maggie Lee Wife 73 1867 TN

 

LACY LAWRENCE SCALF
Son of
James Wesley Scalf & Margaret Lee Temple

Lacy Lawrence, the son of James Wesley Scalf & Margaret Lee Temple was born October 13, 1896 in Tennessee and died July 13, 1970 in San Diego, California. Lawrence, his parents and brother, Major Temple Scalf, moved to California in the early 1930s. When the family moved back to Tennessee in the late 1930s, Lawrence stayed in California. He was a clerk in the family grocery store and later became a salesman.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Lacy Lawrence Scalf
Age: 21
Home Address: 1107 Unaka Ave, Johnson City, Tennessee       (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: October 13, 1896
Born: Johnson City, Tennessee
Father's birth place: Johnson City, Tennessee
Name of employer: Penna R. R. Co
Place of employment: Alliance, Ohio
Nearest Relative: J. W. Scalf (father)        (Link to WWI Draft Notice)
Address of relative: Chatsworth, Georgia
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 3, 1918

WWII Registration Card

 

MAJOR TEMPLE SCALF
Son of
James Wesley Scalf & Margaret Lee Temple

Major Temple Scalf, the son of James Wesley Scalf & Margaret Lee Temple was born about 1906. Temple married Nettie Long on July 10, 1926.

(Link to marriage document of Temple Scalf & Nettie Long)

1930 Gilmer CO GA      11 April 1930      Tails Creek District
 

SCALF, M. Temple Head 24 1906 TN TN TN
      Nettie Wife 19 1911 GA GA GA
      Eugene Son 1/12 1930 GA TN GA

 

1936 North Orange County Directory

601 Van Ness Ave

Temple and Lawrence Scalf (Groc)

J. W. Scalf

Children of Major Temple Scalf and Wilma Jean Long:
  1) Sheila Scalf
  2) Darrell Scalf
  3) Temple Scalf

 

ANGIE RUDD SCALF
Daughter of
James Wesley Scalf & Margaret Lee Temple

Angie Scalf, the daughter of James Wesley Scalf & Margaret Lee Temple was born October 2, 1898 in Washington County, Tennessee and died September 1969 in Carter County, Tennessee. Angie married Thomas Arthur Ledford.

1920 Transylvania CO NC          30 January 1920         Catheys Creek

Ledford. Thomas A. Head 29 1891 TN NC NC
     Ango R. Wife 21 1899 TN TN TN
     Clara M. Dau   5 1915 NC NC TN
     Gladis Dau   3 1917 NC NC TN
     Ralph Son   2 1918 TN NC TN
     Hellen Dau 5/12 1919 NC NC TN

1930 Washington CO TN           7 April 1930           Johnson City

LEDFORD, T. A. Head 42 1888 TN TN TN Married @ 23
      Angie Wife 32 1898 TN TN TN Married @ 14
      Clara Mae Dau 15 1915 NC TN TN  
      Gladys Dau 13 1917 NC TN TN  
      Ralph Son 12 1918 TN TN TN  

1940 Carter CO TN             9-10 April 1940          Elizabethton

LEDFORD, Tom A. Head 51 1889 TN
     Angie Wife 41 1899 TN
     Gladys Dau 22 1918 NC
     Ralph Son 21 1919 TN
     Helen Dau 19 1921 NC

 

The following information was researched and compiled after an email from Terry Sue Shanks of Georgia to the Scalf Family website concerning a Henry (possibly Wm. Henry Scalf):

Sarah Rowena Collins & Henry SCALF (possibly William H. SCALF)

“I am researching the family tree of a childhood friend of mine. Her maternal grandmother was Lucy (Lula) SCALF, born in Missouri (I'm pretty sure) in 1886. Lucy (Lula) SCALF (who married John D. Bryan -- born June 14, 1882) and her sister, Ida SCALF, were the daughters of a Henry SCALF (who was probably born sometime between 1867 and 1870) and Sarah Rowena Collins (who was most likely born in 1870 -- possibly in Tennessee). It gets tricky right here because Sarah Rowena Collins' and Henry SCALF's second daughter was born a few months AFTER Henry SCALF died (approximately 1887) and Lula's and Ida's mother, Sarah Rowena Collins SCALF, soon married (perhaps even before Henry SCALF's second daughter was born) a Walter Sharrett (not sure of correct spelling) of Virginia.   Mr. Walter Sharrett evidently raised Lula and Ida -- along with several Sharrett children from his first marriage -- and several other children who were born to him and Sarah Rowena Collins SCALF.

“I THINK Sarah Rowena Collins & Henry SCALF (possibly William H. SCALF) were married in Tennessee in 1885.

“I would genuinely appreciate receiving any information you might have regarding any of the above SCALF relatives.

“Thank you.

“Sincerely, Terry Sue Shank, GEORGIA”

After reading the information from Ms. Shank, the author and Virgil Scalf undertook a research into the names mentioned above in her request. The author had collected a marriage license for Henry Scalf and Rowena Collins many years prior to these writings.

A Henry Scalf married Rowena Collins in 1885 Washington County, Tennessee as mentioned by Ms. Shank. Legend from Mrs. Gladys Weaver of Knoxville, Tennessee stated that her husband's ancestor, William Henry Scalf married Drucilla Weddle in Washington County, Tennessee, served in the Civil War and was killed as a runner for the North. Mr. Lacey Lawrence Scalf, a son of James Wesley Scalf and Maggie Lee (Temple) Miller Scalf stated that William Henry Scalf who married Drucilla Weddle was killed at the battle of Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War.

The author knows of no other William or Henry Scalf among the East Tennessee Scalf family that could fit the description given of these folks. Therefore, it is the opinion of the author that Henry Scalf who married Rowena Collins was the son of William Henry Scalf and Drucilla Weddle and probably named for his father. Henry Scalf had a brother James Wesley Scalf, but the author has been unable to confirm any further siblings in this family although it was stated by James Wesley that there were others.

William Henry Scalf was born about 1832 (family stated in Virginia). William was found living in the home of George Crouch in 1850 Washington County, Tennessee where he first appears on census records. By 1860, William is still in the Crouch home and Drucilla Weddle is also listed there as a servant, as well as William. This couple married in 1860 Washington Co. TN.

If William was killed in the Civil War, he most likely enlisted around 1862. The war had ended by 1865 and he had most likely been killed 1862-1865. In fact, Drucilla was found in 1880 in the home of George Fain as a servant and widowed. Their son, James Wesley Scalf was living in the home of Rueben Sellars and Henry was living in the home of William Devault as servants. The author believes this Henry married Sarah Rowena Collins in Washington County, Tennessee in 1885 and several years later drowned in the Nolichucky River leaving Rowena with two children, Ida and Lucy. The following census records represent the family of Henry Scalf and Rowena Collins Scalf. Rowena remarried to Walter W. Sharrett after the death of Henry.

Interestingly, it appear that Sarah Rowena Collins Scalf was the daughter of Conoway Collins who is believed to have been a son of Nancy Scalf Collins, daughter of John Scalf, Sr. She was found in the home of Conoway in 1880 Hancock Co. TN, along with her brother Charles, who was living with Rowena and her new husband in 1900.

 

SARAH R. COLLINS
Mother of
Ida & Lulu Collins

1880 Hancock Co. TN       19 June 1880      6th Civil District

COLLINS, Conoway Head 56 1824 TN TN TN
       Elizabeth Wife 48 1832 TN TN TN
       Josephine  Dau 15 1865 TN TN TN
       Sarah Dau 13 1867 TN TN TN
       Nancy Dau 11 1869 TN TN TN
       Mary F. Dau   9 1871 TN TN TN
       Charles J. Son   5 1875 TN TN TN
       Rittie  Dau   3 1877 TN TN TN

Henry Scalf probably died sometime shortly after 1887 when his daughter Lula was born. Note that both his children were born in Missouri, suggesting that Henry and Rowena had moved to Missouri after their marriage and probably then moved back to East Tennessee where he drowned in the Nolichucky River sometime around 1887-1890. Rowena then married Walter W. Sharrett 1887-1890 and had more children with Mr. Sharrett.

1900 Washington CO VA     19 June 1900       Bristol

SHENETT, Walter W. Head 30 Dec 1869 VA VA TN
   Sarah R. Wife 30 Feb 1870 TN TN VA
SCALF, Ida M.     Step-Dau 14 Apr 1886 MO TN TN
SCALF, Lula E. Step-Dau 13 Apr 1887 MO TN TN
SHENETT, Anna A. Dau 10 May 1890 VA VA TN
   Volentine A. Son   8 May 1892 VA VA TN
   Walter L. Son   5 Dec 1894 VA VA TN
COLLINS, Charles Bro in law 26 Feb 1874 TN TN VA

1910 Washington CO VA     28 April 1910       Bristol

SHARRETT, W. W. Head 41 1869 VA VA TN  
     Roie Wife 40 1870 TN TN TN  8 children born, 7 living
     Florice Dau 19 1891 VA VA TN  
     Volie Son 17 1893 VA VA TN  
     Walter Son 16 1894 VA VA TN  
     Irvin    Son   8 1902 VA VA TN  
     Lottie Dau 10/12 1909 VA VA TN  

Sometime between 1910 and 1920, Walter and Rowena separated. Rowena was found living with her son, Vollie (Valentine?) and his wife Sarah in Bristol, Virginia (Washington Co) Her husband, Walter, was living at Bristol also with the last the two youngest children.

1920 Washington CO VA      7 January 1920        Bristol

SHARRETT, Vollie A. Head 27 1893 VA VA TN
     Sarah Wife 27 1893 VA SC VA
     Gladys Dau   5 1915 VA VA VA
     Woodrow Son 3 2/12 1916 VA VA VA
     Sarah R.   Mother 49 1871 TN TN VA

1920 Washington CO VA      12 January 1920       Bristol

SHARRETT, Walter W. Head 51 1869 VA US US
      Lottie Dau 10 1910 VA VA TN
      Irvin Son 19 1901 VA VA TN

By 1930, Rowena was listed as head of house and her sister Cordia E. McReynolds was living in the home. Rowena stated she was widowed, as well as her sister. Her husband Walter was rooming with the Walling family in 1930 but stated he was married.

1930 Washington CO VA      2 April 1930       Bristol

SHARRETT, Sarah R. Head 60 1870 TN TN VA
McReynolds, Cordia E Sister 49 1881 TN TN VA

1930 Washington CO VA      16 April 1930       Bristol

WALLING, William T. Head 47 1883 VA TN TN
      Ida Wife 45 1885 PA VA TN
      Frank C. Son 16 1914 VA VA TN
      William W. Son   8 1922 VA VA TN
      Jack D. Son 3 5/12 1926 VA VA TN
      Walter A. Son 25 1905 VA VA TN
      Ruth Dau in law 22 1908 IN IN GERM
      Mary E. G-dau 4 11/12 1925 VA VA IN
LEONARD, Hanna Son in law 22 1908 VA VA VA
      Cora R. Dau 18 1912 VA VA TN
SHARRETT, Walter W. Roomer 61 1869 VA VA VA

 

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SCALF/SCAFF

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

The Scalfs and Scaffs of Davidson County, Tennessee have been very hard to place in the scheme of things. Henry Scalf did not discuss the Scalfs/Scaffs of Davidson County, Tennessee in his book,

Chronicles of the Scalf Family. However, Elmer Scalf briefly touched on this group of Scalfs/Scaffs on  page 12 in his book, Scalf Family History.  

We are able to follow this family group back to the 1850 census without much difficulty, but the census records before 1850 do not provide much detailed information at a critical time in the lives of James and Monroe Scaff/Scalf. As you will see in many cases, Scaff and Scalf are used interchangeably in the census records depending on the enumerator and how much he or she was familiar with the family name. James and Monroe Scaff/Scalf appear to be brothers, but, at the moment, the parents of the two men are hard to identify. As was covered above on page 12 of Scalf Family History, it does look like John and Temperance Scalf of North Carolina were their parents, but John Scalf, Jr., the son of John Scalf, Sr. - the Revolutionary War Soldier, also looks like a candidate.

JAMES SCALF/SCAFF 
Brother of
Monroe Scalf/Scaff

James Scalf married Lucinda Creech a few months before he married Catherine Beard. The marriage to Lucinda occurred on April 10, 1850 and a short time later, on July 10, 1850, James married Catherine Bread. At the moment, we do not know what happened to Lucinda Creech.

Catherine Beard was born on January 24, 1830 and died on February 22, 1921.

(Link to marriage record of James Scalf and Lucinda Creech)

(Link to marriage bond of James and Catherine Beard)

(Link to marriage record of James Scalf and Catherine Beard)

1850 Davidson CO TN      27 September 1850       District 2

BIRDWELL, J. W. F 35 1815 NC
      W. H. M 16 1834 TN
      Ellen M. F   5 1845 TN
      M. C. M   2 1848 TN
SCAFF, James F 30 1820 NC
SCAFF, Cathy F 19 1831 TN

1860 Davidson CO TN   19 June 1860     District 2

SCALF, James M 39 1821 NC
    Catherine F 29 1831 TN
    Lidia A. F   9 1851 TN
    John H. M   6 1854 TN
    James M. M   4 1856 TN
    Mary E. F   1 1859 TN
PULLEY, William M 21 1839 TN
     Martha A. F 20 1840 TN
     George W. M   2 1858 TN

1870 Davidson CO TN   28 June 1870     District 3

SKAFF, James M 43 1837 NC
    Catherine F 39 1831 TN
    Lithiane F 18 1852 TN
    John M 17 1853 TN
    James M 13 1857 TN
    Elizabeth F 11 1859 TN
    William M   8 1862 TN
    Fanny F   6 1864 TN
    Josephine F   2 1868 TN

1880 Davidson CO TN      15 & 16 June 1880     District 5

SCAFF, James Head 60 1820 NC NC NC  
    Catherine Wife 48 1832 TN TN TN  
    John Henry Son 26 1854 TN NC TN  
    James Monroe Son 24 1856 TN NC TN  
    Mary E. Dau 21 1859 TN NC TN  
    William E. Son 18 1862 TN NC TN  
    Fannie V. Dau 14 1866 TN NC TN  
    Josephine  Dau 12 1868 TN NC TN  
    Sallie A. Dau   8 1872 TN NC TN  
    Lydia Ann Dau 30 1850 TN NC TN County Asylum

1910 Davidson CO TN      7-10 May 1910     District 2

SAINER, J. C. Head 43 1867 TN TN TN    
    Sallie Wife 37 1873 TN NC TN No children born  
SCALF, Catherin Mother in law 79 1831 TN SCOT TN 9 children born, 3 living Widow

1920 Davidson CO TN   2 January 1920       District 1

SCALF, James F. Head 23 1897 TN TN TN  
   Ellouise Wife 19 1901 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Kitty M. Mother in law 89 1831 TN TN TN Widow

Note:  Kitty Scalf is probably Catharine Scalf and the grandmother of James F. Scalf.

Catherine Beard Scalf died February 22, 1921. (Link to death certificate)

 

LYDIA ANNA SCALF
Daughter of
James Scalf & Catharine Beard
Lydia<James Scalf

In 1880 Lydia Ann Scalf was spending time at home with her parents and also living at the local county asylum.

1880 Davidson CO TN      15 & 16 June 1880     District 5

SCAFF, James Head 60 1820 NC NC NC  
    Catherine Wife 48 1832 TN TN TN  
    John Henry Son 26 1854 TN NC TN  
    James Monroe Son 24 1856 TN NC TN  
    Mary E. Dau 21 1859 TN NC TN  
    William E. Son 18 1862 TN NC TN  
    Fannie V. Dau 14 1866 TN NC TN  
    Josephine  Dau 12 1868 TN NC TN  
    Sallie A. Dau   8 1872 TN NC TN  
    Lydia Ann Dau 30 1850 TN NC TN County Asylum

1880 Davidson CO TN   7 June 1880       District 18

LANIER, Isaac W. Head 49 1831 TN NC TN Keeper, county asylum  
    Martha Wife 39 1841 TN VA TN    
    Edward E. Son 11 1869 TN TN TN    
    Hugh A. Son 10 1870 TN TN TN    
    James M. Son   8 1872 TN TN TN    
    Bernice J. Dau   5 1875 TN TN TN    
    Toney C. Son   3 1877 TN TN TN    
SCALF, Anna F 20? 1860? TN TN TN Pauper  

Note:  Anna Scalf is the daughter of James Scalf & Catharine Beard. She is a resident of the large Davidson County Asylum, which has over one hundred patients.

 

JOHN HENRY SCALF
Son of
James Scalf & Catharine Beard
John H.<James Scalf

John H. Scalf, son of James Scalf & Catharine Beard, was born in Tennessee on February 9, 1863. He married Sena Byzett. It appears that John Scalf was living in the Davidson County Asylum when he died at the age of 69 on July 17, 1922. John is buried at the Beach Grove Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. (Link to death certificate) Sena Byzett Scalf was born January 23, 1878 and died February 19, 1923. (Link to death certificate)

1900 Davidson CO TN      19 June 1900     District 24

SCALF, John H. Head 47 Feb 1853 TN NC TN    
(Byzett) Sena Wife 22 Jan 1878 IL HOL HOL 1 child born, 1 living  
   Joseph H. Son 8/12 Aug 1899 TN TN IL    

1910 Davidson CO TN   28-29 April 1910     District 10

SCALF, John H. Head 57 1853 TN TN TN
   Sena Wife 32 1878 IL IL IL
   Joseph H. Son 11 1899 TN TN IL
   John F. Son   8 1902 TN TN IL
   William A. Son   6 1904 TN TN IL
   James C. Son   2 1908 TN TN IL

1920 Davidson CO TN   20-24 January 1920   South District

SCALF, John Head 66 1854 TN NC TN
   Sena Wife 42 1878 IL HOL HOL
   John T. Son 17 1903 TN TN IL
   William A. Son 15 1905 TN TN IL
   James C. Son 11 1909 TN TN IL
   Marian A. Son   9 1911 TN TN IL
   Harry E. Son 3 7/12 1916 TN TN IL

  

JOHN FERDINAND SCALF
Son of
John H. Scalf & Sena Byzett 
John<John H.<James Scalf

(Link to marriage document of John Fred Scalf & Annie Carney)

Children of John Fredinand Scalf and Elizabeth Carney:

  1. John Scalf, Jr. - born about 1927.
  2. James Scalf - born about 1928.
  3. Marshall Marion Scalf - born October 1, 1943 and died May 26, 1944.  (Link to death certificate)

1930 Davidson CO TN   4 April 1930      Ward 19   Nashville

SCALF, John Head 27 1903 TN TN TN
(CARNEY), Annie Wife 21 1909 TN TN TN
    John Jr. Son 3 2/12 1927 TN TN TN
    James Son 1 4/12 1928 TN TN TN

1940 Davidson CO TN        17 April 1940          District 14

SCALF, John Head 37 1903 TN Laborer on Street Project
    Annie Wife 30 1910 TN  
   John E. Son 13 1927 TN  
   James A. Son 11 1929 TN  
   Charles W. Son   8 1932 TN  
   Mary E.   Dau   7 1933 TN  
   Donald L. Son   4 1936 TN  
   Dorothy A. Dau   2 1938 TN  
   Robert M. Son 8/12 1939 TN  

1950 Davidson CO TN        19 April 1950         Nashville

SCALF, John F. Head 47 1903 TN Planer at Lumber Mill
    Annie E. Wife 40 1910 TN  
    Dorothy A. Dau 12 1938 TN  
    James A. Son 21 1929 TN  
    Robert M. Son 10 1940 TN  
    Paul R. Son   8 1942 TN  
    Maurice R. Son   5 1945 TN  
    Larry L. Son   1 1949 TN  
MANGRUM, Mattie M. Lodger 24 1926 TN  
      Jerry L. Lodger   6 1944 TN  

 


Son of
John Ferdinand Scalf & Annie E. Carney
Charles<John<John H.<James Scalf

1950 Davidson CO TN        19 April 1950         Nashville

SCALF, Charles W. Head 18 1932 TN Shipping Dept Worker in Bakery
    Gloria D. Wife 15 1935 TN  

 

DONALD L. SCALF
Son of
John Ferdinand Scalf & Annie E. Carney
Donald<John<John H.<James Scalf

1950 Davidson CO TN         7 April 1950      State School for Boys

SCALF, Donald W M 14 1936

 

JOSEPH HENRY SCALF, SR.
Son of
John H. Scalf & Sena Byzett 
Joseph<John H.<James Scalf

1920 Davidson CO TN   23 February 1920      District 10

BYGET, Addie Head 40 1880 TN TN TN  
     Elizabeth Dau 14 1906 TN TN TN  
     Eliz Dau 11 1909 TN TN TN  
     Annie B. Dau   8 1912 TN TN TN  
     Ferdinand Son   6 1914 TN TN TN  
     James Son 4 2/12 1916 TN TN TN  
OWENS, Alice Mother 60 1860 TN TN TN Widow
SCALF, Joe Nephew 20 1900 TN TN TN  

Link to photograph of Joseph Henry Scalf, Sr.

 

JOSEPH HENRY SCALF, JR.
Son of
Joseph H. Scalf, Sr. &
Joseph, Jr.<Joseph<John H.<James Scalf

“My father was born in 1899. I was born March 7, 1927, and I am 79 now. My mother died a few months after I was born. My father placed me in St. Mary's orphanage in Nashville Tenn. My father hoboes around the country. He may have been gone from Nashville at that time. I was 3 in 1930. But he spent most of his entire life in Nashville Tn. He lived to be 78. My grand-parents on my father side were all dead before I was born. My father was married three times. He and his first wife had a baby girl that only lived for a short time. I was the only child my mother (2nd wife) had before she died. My father and his third wife had a son names Willie Scalf. Everyone call him Billie. He died at about age 46. They all lived in Nashville. My father had six brothers one of them name John had 11 children. My father and his brother John married two sisters who's last name were Carney. They lived just outside of Nashville at a place called Whites' Creek which is about 10 miles from downtown Nashville.  I have written a book. It is kind of a biography of my own life.

“My father had six brothers. One died young. My father was the oldest born in 1899. They were John, Willie, Edd Clarence, Marion and my father Joe. They all lived most of their lives in and around Nashville Tenn. One of his brothers Marion is still living and is 96. He lives in Nashville.” - 2006

Joe Scalf

Joseph Scalf
137 J E Woods Dr
Danville, KY 40422-2171
(859) 239-9205

1930 Davidson CO TN       12 April 1930        State Training & Argricultrial School for Boys  

SCALF, Joseph H. Inmate 15 1925 TN

 

WILLIAM ALBERT SCALF
Son of
John H. Scalf & Sena Byzett 
William<John H.<James Scalf

1930 Davidson CO TN   12 April 1930    Ward 20   Nashville

SCALF, William A. Head 25 1905 TN TN TN
    Bessie Wife 22 1908 TN TN TN
SCALF, James C. Brother 23 1907 TN TN TN

Link to photograph of William Albert Scalf

1940 Davidson CO TN         6 April 1940        Nashville

SCALF, William A. Head 35 1905 TN
     Bessie S. Wife 31 1909 TN
     Ruby J. Dau 10 1930 TN
     Harry E. Brother 25 1915 TN
STEWART, Jim Lodger 50 1890 TN

 

JAMES CLARENCE SCALF
Son of
John H. Scalf & Sena Byzett 
James<John H.<James Scalf

1930 Davidson CO TN   12 April 1930    Ward 20   Nashville

SCALF, William A. Head 25 1905 TN TN TN
    Bessie Wife 22 1908 TN TN TN
SCALF, James C. Brother 23 1907 TN TN TN

Link to photograph of James Clarence Scalf

1940 Davidson CO TN        8 April 1940         Nashville

JOHNSON, William Head 59 1881 KY
      Susie Wife 53 1887 TN
      Rebecca Dau 20 1920 TN
SCALF, Clarence Son in law 32 1908 TN
      Lorene Dau 29 1911 TN

 

MARION ARTHUR SCALF
Son of
John H. Scalf & Sena Byzett
Marion<John H.<James Scalf

Marion A. Scalf was born September 22, 1910 and died September 25, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.

1930 Davidson CO TN   25 April 1930    District 10

JOHNSON, Joseph A. Head 56 1874 TN TN TN
    Mannie F. Wife 45 1885 TN TN TN
SCALF, Marion       Son? 19 1911 TN TN TN

Marion Scalf letter (Part 1) & (Part 2)  

1940 Davidson CO TN        8 April 1940        Nashville

SCALF, Marion Arthur Head 29 1911 TN

 

HARRY EDWARD SCALF
Son of
John H. Scalf & Sena Byzett
Harry<John H.<James Scalf

1930 Davidson CO TN   23 April 1930    District 6

ARVIL, Henry Head 31 1899 TN TN TN
    Ethel Wife 32 1898 TN TN TN
    Henry Son   7 1923 TN TN TN
    Leland Son 5/12 1929 TN TN TN
SCALF, Eddy Lodger 14 1916 TN TN TN

1940 Davidson CO TN         6 April 1940        Nashville

SCALF, William A. Head 35 1905 TN
     Bessie S. Wife 31 1909 TN
     Ruby J. Dau 10 1930 TN
     Harry E. Brother 25 1915 TN
STEWART, Jim Lodger 50 1890 TN

1950 Bell CO KY          3 May 1950         Clear Creek Springs

SCALF, Harry E. Boarder 35 1915 TN

  

JAMES MONROE SCALF
Son of
James Scalf & Catharine Beard
James M.<James Scalf

James Monroe Scalf was born on January 22, 1855 in Davidson County, Tennessee. He died of a coronary occlusion and chronic tuberculosis on January 20, 1939 in at the home of William Willie Bush Curtis at 316 Grace Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee. In 1880 he was a florist/caretaker at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. He lived in Mount Olivet, Nashville, Tennessee for a while, and then moved to a field on Murfreesboro Road and later back to a larger house in Mount Olivet. After a period of time, James moved to University Street when daughter Minnie Mai was fifteen years old. Then he moved to Carroll Street where his daughter Ruth Estelle Scalf died at age twenty. Grandmas Scalf (James' mother), William and Aunt Ellen also died there. James was sick with pneumonia at the time; so they pushed Grandma Scalf's casket into his room so he could see her. James M. Scalf worked as a florist for thirty-five years. James Monroe Scalf and Minerva Patilla Williams were married on October 24, 1880. He was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.

(Link to death certificate of James Monroe Scalf)

(Link to death certificate of Minerva Williams Scalf)

Minerva Williams was born on 24 Apr 1859 in Nashville, Tennessee. Minerva's full name was Minerva Patilla Williams. My mother has her cast iron griddle in her kitchen. She does not use it as it is too worn to be of any use.  Minerva died of asthma with a cerebral hemorrhage on June 22, 1932 at 1505 Cahal Avenue (pronounced Kay-hall), Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. She was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee. (Courtesy - Joel Buckner)

1880 Davidson CO TN      1 June 1880       Nashville

YINK, John Head 24 1856 OH OH OH
    Sharlot Wife 24 1856 IN IA OH
    Dempsy Son   2 1878 TN OH PA
    Allin Son 3/12 1880 TN OH IA
MARK, James Boarder 23 1857 TN UKN UKN
SCAFF, James Boarder 25 1855 TN TN TN

1900 Davidson CO TN      27 June 1900     District 9

SCALF, James Head 45 Jan 1855 TN VA TN    
     Minerva wife 41 Apr 1859 TN TN TN 9 children born, 9 living  
     Beshie Dau 18 Feb 1882 TN TN TN    
     Clarence Son 17 Aug 1883 TN TN TN    
     Edmond Son 15 Apr 1885 TN TN TN    
     Mary L. Dau 13 Jan 1887 TN TN TN    
     Thomas A. Son 11 Sep 1888 TN TN TN    
     Mattie E. Dau   9 Jul 1890 TN TN TN    
     Sallie E. Dau   7 Aug 1892 TN TN TN    
     Minnie May Dau   5 Jun 1894 TN TN TN    
     James F. Son   3 Aug 1897 TN TN TN    
WILLIAMS, Tabitha Mother in law 66 Aug 1833 TN TN TN 9 children born, 6 living Widow

1910 Davidson CO TN   16 April 1910    Ward 19      Nashville

SCALF, James M. Head 53 1857 TN VA TN    
   Minerva Wife 51 1859 TN TN TN 10 children born, 10 living  
   Henry E. Son 25 1885 TN TN TN    
   Thomas E. Son 21 1889 TN TN TN    
   Mollie E. Dau 19 1891 TN TN TN    
   Sallie J. Dau 17 1893 TN TN TN    
   Minnie M. Dau 15 1895 TN TN TN    
   James F. Son 14 1896 TN TN TN    
   Ruth E. Dau   9 1901 TN TN TN    
ROSEACHER, Edwin R. Boarder 31 1879 GERM GERM GERM    
(Scalf), Kate E. Boarder 28 1882 TN TN TN    
      Mary E. Boarder   5 1905 TN GERM TN    
      James M. Boarder 9/12 1909 TN GERM TN    
SAUNDERS, Robert A. Boarder 25 1885 TN TN TN    
      Mary L. Boarder 23 1887 TN TN TN    
      Myrtle L. Boarder   2 1908 TN TN TN    
WILLIAMS, Tabitha Boarder 77 1833 TN TN TN 9 children born, 5 living Widow

1920 Davidson CO TN   2 January 1920       District 1

SCALF, James Head 63 1857 TN TN TN
     Minerva Wife 60 1860 TN TN TN
     Thomas E. Son 31 1889 TN TN TN

1930 Davidson CO TN      4 April 1930   Ward 14   Nashville

SCALF, James M. Head 74 1856 TN TN TN
   Minerva Wife 71 1859 TN TN TN


 KATE ELIZABETH BESSIE SCALF
Daughter of
James Scalf & Minerva Williams
Kate<James M.<James Scalf

Katie Elizabeth Bessie Scalf was born February 1, 1882 and died January 7, 1926. Bessie married Edward R. Roseacher (1879-1918). Roseacher is pronounced Rose-ocker.(ock like in sock). I have heard it pronounced so many different ways; so, I thought I would just make sure. (Courtesy - Joel Buckner)

Apparently, Bessie married again in the 1920s to a Roark or this is another way to spell Roseacher. (Link to death certificate)

1910 Davidson CO TN   16 April 1910    Ward 19      Nashville

SCALF, James M. Head 53 1857 TN VA TN    
   Minerva Wife 51 1859 TN TN TN 10 children born, 10 living  
   Henry E. Son 25 1885 TN TN TN    
   Thomas E. Son 21 1889 TN TN TN    
   Mollie E. Dau 19 1891 TN TN TN    
   Sallie J. Dau 17 1893 TN TN TN    
   Minnie M. Dau 15 1895 TN TN TN    
   James F. Son 14 1896 TN TN TN    
   Ruth E. Dau   9 1901 TN TN TN    
ROSEACHER, Edwin R. Boarder 31 1879 GERM GERM GERM    
(Scalf), Kate E. Boarder 28 1882 TN TN TN    
      Mary E. Boarder   5 1905 TN GERM TN    
      James M. Boarder 9/12 1909 TN GERM TN    
SAUNDERS, Robert A. Boarder 25 1885 TN TN TN    
      Mary L. Boarder 23 1887 TN TN TN    
      Myrtle L. Boarder   2 1908 TN TN TN    
WILLIAMS, Tabitha Boarder 77 1833 TN TN TN 9 children born, 5 living Widow

1920 Davidson CO TN   2 January 1920       District 1

ROSARCHER, Bessie Head 38 1882 TN TN TN Widow
     Elizabeth Dau 15 1905 TN TN TN  
     Marshall Son 10 1910 TN TN TN  

 

ELIZABETH R. ROSEACHER
Daughter of
Edward Roseacher & Kate Elizabeth Scalf
Elizabeth Roseacher<Kate<James M.<James Scalf

1930 Davidson CO TN        22 April 1930       District 6

WOODS, Harry M. Head 27 1903 TN TN TN
   Elizabeth R. Wife 25 1905 TN TN TN
   Sue E. Dau   6 1924 TN TN TN
   Louis E. Son   5 1925 TN TN TN
   Annie E. Dau 2 7/12 1927 TN TN TN
ROSEACHER, Marshall Brother in law 20 1910 TN TN TN

 

JAMES MARSHALL ROSEACHER
Son of
Edward Roseacher & Kate Elizabeth Scalf
James Marshall Roseacher<Kate<James M.<James Scalf

Marshall Roseacher married Ruth Stapp.

Child of Marshall Roseacher and Ruth Stapp:
   1) Linda Roseacher.

1930 Davidson CO TN        22 April 1930       District 6

WOODS, Harry M. Head 27 1903 TN TN TN
   Elizabeth R. Wife 25 1905 TN TN TN
   Sue E. Dau   6 1924 TN TN TN
   Louis E. Son   5 1925 TN TN TN
   Annie E. Dau 2 7/12 1927 TN TN TN
ROSEACHER, Marshall Brother in law 20 1910 TN TN TN

 

CLARENCE DUDLEY SCALF
Son of
James Scalf & Minerva Williams
Clarence<James M.<James Scalf

Clarance D. Scalf, son of James Scalf & Minerva Williams, was born about August 21, 1883 in Tennessee. He married Alice Irene Cox. Alice was born May 23, 1886 and died December 13, 1932. (Link to death certificate)

1910 Davidson CO TN   7-9 May 1910    District 11

SCALF, Clarence Head 27 1883 TN TN TN  
(COX) Alice I. Wife 24 1886 TN TN TN 1 child born, 1 living
   Lillian Dau   4 1906 TN TN TN  

WWI Registration Card

Name: Clarence Dudley Scalf
Age: 35
Home Address: 726 McFerrin Ave, Nashville, TN       (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: August 21, 1883
Present Occupation: Electrician
Name of employer: Mason & Hanger
Place of employment: Jacksonville, TN
Nearest Relative:  Alice Cox Scalf - wife
Address of relative: 726 McFerrin Ave, Nashville, TN 
Height: Tall
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Light
Date: September 12, 1918

1920 Davidson CO TN   13 & 14 January 1920     District 1   Nashville

SCALF, Clarence D. Head 36 1884 TN TN TN
     Alice I. Wife 33 1887 TN TN TN
     Lillian D. Dau 14 1906 TN TN TN

1930 Davidson CO TN   9 April 1930      Ward 19   Nashville

SCALF, Clarence D. Head 47 1883 TN TN TN
    Alice Wife 43 1887 TN TN TN

1940 Davidson CO TN         3 &4 April 1940     Nashville

ALMOND, Homer E. Head 34 1906 TN
    Lillian B. Wife 34 1906 TN
    Eugenia Rose Dau   9 1931 TN
    Mattle Mother 57 1883 TN
YOUREE, William L. Uncle 70 1870 TN
SCALF, Clarence D. Father in law 56 1884 TN
COX, Charles H.    Grandfather in law 84 1856 LA
     Rosa Grandmother in law 75 1865 TN

  

LILLIAN DUDLEY SCALF
Daughter of
Clarence Scalf & Alice Cox
Lillian<Clarence<James M.<James Scalf

Lillian Scalf, the daughter of Clarence Scalf & Alice Cox was born August 17, 1905 in Nashville, Tennessee and died October 16, 1961 in Nashville, Tennessee. Lillian married Homer E. Almond.

Children of Homer Almond and Lillian Scalf:

1. Female infant - born and died April 15, 1927.  (Link to death certificate)
2. Eugenia Rose Almond - born about 1931.

1940 Davidson CO TN         3 &4 April 1940     Nashville

ALMOND, Homer E. Head 34 1906 TN
    Lillian B. Wife 34 1906 TN
    Eugenia Rose Dau   9 1931 TN
    Mattle Mother 57 1883 TN
YOUREE, William L. Uncle 70 1870 TN
SCALF, Clarence D. Father in law 56 1884 TN
COX, Charles H.    Grandfather in law 84 1856 LA
     Rosa Grandmother in law 75 1865 TN

 

HENRY EDWARD SCALF
Son of
James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams
Henry<James M.<James Scalf

Henry Edward Scalf, the son of James Monroe Scalf and Minerva Williams, was born April 23, 1885 and died August 8, 1963. Henry was married to Maude Mai Allen.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Henry Edward Scalf
Age: 34
Home Address: 32 La Fayette St, Nashville, TN    (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: April 23, 1885
Present Occupation: Meter Reader
Name of employer: Nashville RY and Light CO
Place of employment: Nashville, TN
Nearest Relative:  Maud Scalf - wife
Address of relative: 32 La Fayette St, Nashville, TN 
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: Light
Physical condition: left eye effected
Date: September 12, 1918

1920 Davidson CO TN   2 January 1920    District 1   Nashville

SCALF, Henry Head 36 1884 TN TN TN
     Maud Wife 27 1883 TN TN TN
     Maxwell Son   9 1911 TN TN TN
     Tommy Son   7 1913 TN TN TN
     Frank Son   5 1915 TN TN TN
     Evens Son 2 4/12 1917 TN TN TN

1930 Davidson CO TN   12 April 1930    Ward 20   Nashville

SCALF, Henry E. Head 46 1884 TN TN TN
     Maud Wife 38 1892 MO MO IL
     William M. Son 18 1912 TN TN MO
     Thomas E. Son 17 1913 TN TN MO
     George F. Son 16 1914 TN TN MO
     Howard E. Son 12 1918 TN TN MO

1940 Davidson CO TN         4 April 1940          Nashville

SCALF, Henry E. Head 55 1885 TN
    Maude M. Wife 46 1894 TN
    George F. Son 26 1914 TN
    Don R. Son   8 1932 TN

 

WILLIAM MAXWELL SCALF
Son of
Henry Scalf and Maud Mai Allen
William<Henry<James M.<James Scalf

Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957

Name: William M. Scalf
Birth Date: 1911
Race: White
Home State: Tennessee
Casualty Date: 11 Apr 1951
Casualty Country: South Korea
Casualty Type: Killed in Action OR Missing in Action, KIA
Group: KIA or Missing in Action, KIA
Branch: Corps of Engineers
Component: USA - RA (Reg Army)
Rank: Corporal
Pay Grade: Corporal
Disposed Date: 11 Apr 1951
Disposed Place: South Korea
Organization: In Div - 3rd
Element Sequence: Cv Div Eng C Bn
Unit #: 0010
Service Occupation: General Utilities Repairman  


1940 Davidson CO TN        7 April 1940         Nashville

SCALF, W. M. Head 28 1912 TN
     Mary J. Wife 25 1915 AL
     Betty J. Dau   1 1939 TN

 

THOMAS E. SCALF
Son of
Henry Scalf & Maud Mai Allen
Thomas<Henry<James M.<James Scalf

1940 Davidson CO TN        3-6 May 1940         Tennessee State Prison

SCALF, Tom Inmate 25 1915 TN

 

HOWARD EVANS SCALF
Son of
Henry Scalf & Maud Mai Allen
Howard<Henry<James M.<James Scalf

Howard Evans Scalf, son of Henry Scalf & Maud Mai Allen, was born on September 23, 1917 and died July 22, 1988 in Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington.

Evans Scalf moved to Edmonds, WA, in 1964 to work for The Seattle Times. He worked there until it was time to retire.

Howard was married to Addie Isabel Crow, the daughter of Cecil Herbert Crow and Elena Bell. Addie Isabel Scalf was born June 12, 1920 and died October 11, 2006 in Skagit County, Washington. (Link to death certificate)(Kees Wakkerman provided the death certificate)When the 1930 and 1940 censuses were taken Isabel was living with her parents in Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee.

1930 Robertson CO TN       April 1930         Springfield

CROW, C. H. Head 45 1885 KY    
      Elaner Wife 44 1886 TN    
      Richard Son 20 1910 TN    
      A. E. Dau 10 1920 TN    

1940 Robertson CO TN       5 April 1940         Springfield

CROW, Eleana Head 54 1886 TN
     Cecil H. Father 55 1885 TN
     Isabel Daughter 19 1921 TN
    Aubrey W. G-Son   8 1932 TN

 

Children of Howard Scalf & Addie Isabel Crow

1. Kenneth Brian Scalf - Married Wanda Faye Hindman
2. Suzanne Marie Scalf - Married Tommy Harrison - They did not have any children.

Military Service:

Enlisted: July 31, 1942 in Cp Forrest Tennessee
Military branch: Ordnance Department
Rank: Private, Army Of The United States - Includes The Following: Voluntary Enlistments Effective December 8, 1941 And Thereafter; One Year Enlistments Of National Guardsman Whose State Enlistment Expires While In The Federal Service; Officers Appointed In The Army of The United States Under Army Regulations 605-10. Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law.

 

KENNETH BRIAN SCALF
Son of
 Howard Scalf & Addie Isabel Crow

Kenneth Brian Scalf married Wanda Faye Hindman and in 2015 they were living in Mocksville, NC.

Children of Kenneth Scalf and Wanda Hindman:
  1. Stephanie Dawn Scalf, born September 29, 1965 
  2. Mary Ann  Arnott II Scalf, born December 22, 1967
  3. Carol Lynn Peterson Scalf, born December 18, 1969

 

 MARY LOUISE SCALF
Daughter of
James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams
Mary<James M.<James Scalf

Mary Louise "Mary Lou" Scalf married Robert A. Saunders. Mary died March 10, 1976.

Child of Mary Scalf and Robert Saunders:
  1) Myrtle Louise Saunders - born about 1908; married Clyde Phillips.

1910 Davidson CO TN   16 April 1910    Ward 19      Nashville

SCALF, James M. Head 53 1857 TN VA TN    
   Minerva Wife 51 1859 TN TN TN 10 children born, 10 living  
   Henry E. Son 25 1885 TN TN TN    
   Thomas E. Son 21 1889 TN TN TN    
   Mollie E. Dau 19 1891 TN TN TN    
   Sallie J. Dau 17 1893 TN TN TN    
   Minnie M. Dau 15 1895 TN TN TN    
   James F. Son 14 1896 TN TN TN    
   Ruth E. Dau   9 1901 TN TN TN    
ROSEACHER, Edwin R. Boarder 31 1879 GERM GERM GERM    
(Scalf), Kate E. Boarder 28 1882 TN TN TN    
      Mary E. Boarder   5 1905 TN GERM TN    
      James M. Boarder 9/12 1909 TN GERM TN    
SAUNDERS, Robert A. Boarder 25 1885 TN TN TN    
(Scalf), Mary L. Boarder 23 1887 TN TN TN    
      Myrtle L. Boarder   2 1908 TN TN TN    
WILLIAMS, Tabitha Boarder 77 1833 TN TN TN 9 children born, 5 living Widow

1920 Davidson CO TN   17 January 1920    District 1      Nashville

SAUNDERS, Robert A. Head 34 1886 TN TN TN
     Mary L. Wife 32 1888 TN TN TN
     Myrtle L. Dau 12 1908 TN TN TN
     Leonard J. Son   8 1912 TN TN TN
     Bessie Mai Dau 2 5/12  1917 TN TN TN

1930 Davidson CO TN   12 April 1930    Ward 20      Nashville

SAUNDERS, Robert A. Head 45 1885 TN TN TN
     Mary Wife 43 1887 TN TN TN
     James L. Son 18 1912 TN TN TN
     Bessie M. Dau 12 1918 TN TN TN

THOMAS ELLIOTT SCALF
Son of
James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams
Thomas<James M.<James Scalf

Thomas Tommy Elliott, the son of James Monroe Scalf and Minerva Williams, died September 12, 1969.

WWI Registration Card
Name: Thomas Elliott Scalf
Age: 28
Home Address: 65 University, Nashville, TN       (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: September 25, 1888
Present Occupation: Meter Reader
Name of employer: Nashville Ry and Light CO
Place of employment: Nashville, TN
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1918

1930 Davidson CO TN   2 April 1930      Ward 19   Nashville

SCALF, Thomas E. Head 40 1890 TN TN TN
      Nora Wife 31 1899 TN TN TN
      Irine Dau   8 1922 TN TN TN
      Alice Dau   6 1924 TN TN TN

1940 Davidson CO TN       9-10 April 1940         Nashville

SCALF, Thomas E. Head 52 1888 TN
      Nora A. Wife 41 1899 TN
      Irene Dau 19 1921 TN
      Alice Dau 17 1923 TN

 

MATTIE ELLEN SCALF
Daughter of
James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams
Mattie<James M.<James Scalf

Mattie E. Scalf, the daughter of James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams, was born July 1890. Mattie Scalf married Roscoe Conklin Balzer. Mattie and Roscoe Balzer are buried at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN.

 

SALLIE ISABELL SCALF
Daughter of
James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams
Sallie<James M.<James Scalf

Sallie Scalf was born August 1892 in Davidson County, Tennessee and died July 26, 1975 in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Sallie married Charles Gershon Bennett.

Children of Charles Bennett and Sallie Scalf:
  1) Neil Elizabeth Bennett
  2) Margaret Ruth Bennett - born December 19, 1919 and died November 14, 1946. Margaret married Clarence D. Jackson. (Link to death certificate)
  3) Roy L. Bennett

 

MINNIE MAI SCALF
Daughter of
James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams
Minnie<James M.<James Scalf

Minnie was born on 20 Jun 1894 in Nashville, Tennessee and died in Mar 14, 1989 in Antioch, California. She married Joseph Sloan about 1915 and they had at least three children. Lizzie Ruth Sloan died as an infant. (Link to death certificate)

In 1920, Minnie Sloan is living in Nashville, TN and she is a widow with two children. Apparently, she owns a rooming house. Minnie parents, James and Minera Scalf are living nearby.

1920 Davidson CO TN        2 January 1920       Nashville

SLOAN, Minnie Head 26 1894 TN TN TN Widow
   David Son 3 7/12 1916 TN TN TN  
   Mary Dau 1 8/12 1918 TN TN TN  
STANFIELD, Nora Roomer 21 1899 TN TN TN  
WILLIAMS, Tabela Roomer 87 1833 TN TN TN  
SEABURY, Eddie Roomer 59 1861 TN TN TN  
WINFORD, Lizzie Roomer 38 1882 TN TN TN  

By 1930, Minnie has married James R. Kendrick and they are listed on the 1930 census.

1930 Davidson CO TN        4 April 1930        Nashville

KENDRICK, James R. Head 41 1889 AL AL AL
     Minnie Wife 35 1895 TN TN TN
     David Son 14 1916 TN AL TN
     Mary Joe Dau 12 1918 TN AL TN
     James R. Son   7 1927 TN AL TN
     Martha Ann Dau   5 1925 TN AL TN
     Betty Dau   3 1927 TN AL TN

Minnie Scalf married William Willie Bush Curtis. He was born December 28, 1892 in TN and died September 9, 1971 in TN. After the death of William Curtis, Minnie Curtis moved to California and is living in a nursing home at the time of her death. Minnie Mai Scalf caught the flu from the staff at her nursing home. The flu developed into pneumonia, which was the cause of her death. Several other nursing home residents and employees (including the employee who started the problem) died in pretty much the same way within a two-week period.

Minnie Mai's funeral services were conducted at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, Nashville, Tennessee, with son-in-law Thomas Buckner and Dr. Bob Crumby officiating. She was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.

California Death Record
Name: Minnie Mai Curtis
Social Security #: 409083025
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1894
Birthplace: Tennessee
Death Date: 14 Mar 1989
Death Place: Contra Costa
Mother's Maiden Name: Williams
Father's Surname: Scalf

 

JAMES FRANK SCALF
Son of
James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams
James F.<James M.<James Scalf

James Franklin Jim Frank Scalf, the son of James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams, was born August 24, 1896.

WWI Registration Card

Name: James Frank Scalf
Age: 21
Home Address: 65 University, Nashville, TN       (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: August 24, 1896
Name of employer: Nashville RY and Light CO
Place of employment: Nashville, TN
Nearest Relative:  James M. Scalf
Address of relative: 65 University, Nashville, TN
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Light
Date: June 5, 1918

1920 Davidson CO TN   2 January 1920       District 1

SCALF, James F. Head 23 1897 TN TN TN  
   Ellouise Wife 19 1901 TN TN TN  
SCALF, Kitty M. (Grand) Mother in law 89 1831 TN TN TN Widow

1940 Davidson CO TN         10 April 1940           Nashville      

SCALF, James Head 42 1898 TN
     Eloise K. Wife 39 1901 TN
     James, Jr. Son 18 1922 TN
     Charles Son 12 1928 TN

 

RUTH ESTELLE SCALF
Daughter of
James Monroe Scalf & Minerva Williams
Ruth<James M.<James Scalf

Ruth E. Scalf was born about 1901 and died June 22, 1921 of Typhoid Fever and Intestinal Hemorrhage.

 

SALLY SCALF
Daughter of
James Scalf & Catharine Beard
Sally<James Scalf

1910 Davidson CO TN      7-10 May 1910     District 2

SAINER, J. C. Head 43 1867 TN TN TN    
    Sallie Wife 37 1873 TN NC TN No children born  
SCALF, Catherin Mother in law 79 1831 TN SCOT TN 9 children born, 3 living Widow

 

MONROE SCALF/SCAFF
Brother of
James Scalf/Scaff

Monroe Scalf/Scaff was born about 1828. Monroe married Frances D. Baker, the daughter of Hiram Baker and Nancy Saunders, on January 22, 1850. Frances (Fannie) Baker Scaff was born May 1834 in Tennessee and Died September 19, 1917 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

Link to marriage document for Monroe Scalf and Fanny Baker

Link to death certificate of Fannie Baker Scaff

1850 Davidson CO TN      5 September 1850      District 5

BAKER, Nancy F 38 1812 AL
     John M 19 1831 TN
     Henry M 12 1838 TN
     Mary A. F   9 1841 TN
     Ann  F   5 1845 TN
SCAFF, Monroe M 22  1828 NC
SCALF, Fanny F 16 1834 TN

1860 Davidson CO TN   19 June 1860     District 2

SKAFF, Monroe M 30 1830 NC
(BAKER), Frances F 24 1836 TN
      Nancy A. F   6 1854 TN
      William H.  M   2 1858 TN
HURP, Nancy A.   F 15 1845 TN

1870 Davidson CO TN   9 July 1870     District 2

SCALF, Monroe M 30? 1840? NC
      Fanny   F 35 1835 TN
      William Henry  M 12 1858 TN
      Monroe  M   9 1861 TN
      Alice   F   5 1865 TN
      Manda  F   1 1869 TN
GARRIT, Thomas M 50 1820 TN

1880 Davidson CO TN        3 June 1880         District 2

SCALF, Monroe Head 53 1827 NC NC NC
    Fanny Wife 46 1834 TN TN TN
    William  Son 22 1858 TN NC TN
    Monroe Son 18 1862 TN NC TN
    Alice Dau 15 1865 TN NC TN
    Amanda Dau 11 1869 TN NC TN
    Maggie Dau   8 1872 TN NC TN

Note: The 1899 Nashville City Directory lists Fannie Scaff, widow of Monroe, living at 50 Lindsley Ave.

1900    Davidson CO TN      2 June 1900    Nashville

HOOPER, Barton W. Head 43 Feb 1857 TN TN TN Married 11 years  
      Maggie Wife 28 May 1872 TN NC TN Married 11 years 3 children born, 3 living
      Annie B. Dau 10 Dec 1889 TN TN TN    
      Fannie M. Dau   8 Dec 1891 TN TN TN    
      Musette Dau   6 Sep 1893 TN TN TN    
SCHAFF, Fannie D. Mother in law 65 May 1835 TN TN MS   10 children born, 6 living
HARDING, Amanda  Sister in law 30 Aug 1869 TN NC TN   2 children born, 1 living
      Wirt Nephew in law   7 Mar 1893 TN TN TN    

1910    Davidson CO TN      19 April 1910    District 7

HUNTER, Maggie Head 36 1874 TN TN TN 3 children born, 3 living Widow
CREGOR, Fanny    Dau 18 1892 TN TN TN 1 child born, 1 living  
     Lloyd Son in law 20 1890 KY KY KY    
     Francis G-dau 11/12 1909 TN TN TN    
HOOPER, Marietta Dau 16 1894 TN TN TN    
SCALF, Fanny  Mother 76 1834 TN TN TN 10 children born, 6 living Widow
HIEL, Sue Ellen Servant 20 1890 NM TN TN    

NANCY A. SCALF
Daughter of
Monroe Scalf & Frances Baker
Nancy<Monroe Scalf

1880 Davidson CO TN       11 June 1880       Nashville

WRIGHT, Riley Head 28 1852 TN TN TN  
    Nannie Wife 25 1855 TN TN TN  
    Ella Dau   7 1863 TN TN TN  
    Millie Dau   5 1865 TN TN TN  
    Willie Son   3 1867 TN TN TN  

1900 Davidson CO TN      9 June 1900        Nashville

WRIGHT, Riley J. Head 50 Jan 1850 TN TN TN  
    Nannie Wife 47 Dec 1853 TN NC TN 9 children born, 7 living
    Herman Son 20 Jun 1880 TN TN TN  
    Monroe Son 17 Mar 1883 TN TN TN  
    John Son 15 Feb 1885 TN TN TN  
    Hugh Son 12 Jun 1888 TN TN TN  
    Mollie Dau   8 Sep 1892 TN TN TN  
    Sallie Dau   7 Nov 1892 TN TN TN  
SCAFF, Monroe Brother in law 35 Mar 1865 TN NC TN Divorced

1910 Davidson CO TN       15 & 16 April 1910      Nashville

WRIGHT, Riley Head 59 1851 TN TN TN  
   Nannie Wife 56 1854 TN TN TN 9 children born, 6 living
   Monroe Son 27 1883 TN TN TN  
   Mollie Dau 20 1890 TN TN TN  
   Sallie   Dau 17 1893 TN TN TN  

1920 Davidson CO TN       20 & 21 January 1920      Nashville

WRIGHT, Nannie Head 66 1854 TN TN TN Widow

 

WILLIAM HENRY SCALF
Son of
Monroe Scalf & Frances Baker 
William<Monroe Scalf

1900 Davidson CO TN        2 June 1900       Nashville

SCAFF, William H. Head 42 Apr 1858 TN NC TN
      Mattie Wife 33 Sep 1866 TN TN TN
      Heather Dau 13 Jun 1886 TN TN TN
      Alvin Son 12 Jan 1888 TN TN TN
      Bessie Dau   9 Jun 1890 TN TN TN
      Willie Son   7 Aug 1892 TN TN TN
      Hooppy   Son   5 Mar 1895 TN TN TN

1910 Davidson CO TN     16 April 1910    District 1   Nashville

SCAFF, W. H. Head 52 1858 TN NC TN
   Mattie T. Wife 44 1866 TN TN TN
   A. G. Son 22 1888 TN TN TN
   Willie L. Son 18 1892 TN TN TN
   Hopper Son 15 1895 TN TN TN

1920 Dallas CO TX         7 January 1920    Justice Precinct 7

SCAFF, W. H. Head 63 1857 TN NC TN
     Mattie Wife 53 1867 TN TN TN
(HARRIS), E. W. Son in law 32 1888 TN TN TN
    Hattie Dau 32 1888 TN TN TN
    Ruth Eline G-dau   6 1914 TN TN TN
    Margaret G-dau   3 1917 TN TN TN
SCAFF, M. J.    Brother 58 1862 TN TN TN

1930 Dallas CO TX         12 April 1930    Dallas

HARRIS, Earnest W. Head 43 1887 TN TN TN Widower
     Ruth C. Dau 16 1914 TN TN TN  
     Margaret Dau 14 1916 TX TN TN  
     Earnestine Dau 10 1920 TX TN TN  
SCAFF, William H. Father in law 72 1858 TN NC TN  
SCAFF, Mattie Mother in law 63 1867 TN KY TN  

 

ALVIN GILLIAN SCAFF
Son of
William Henry Scaff & Mattie J. Kinsey
Alvin<William<Monroe Scalf

1920 Dallas CO TX         7 January 1920    Justice Precinct 7

SCAFF, Alvin Head 30 1890 TN TN TN
    Ina Wife 27 1893 KY KY KY
    Alvin, Jr. Son   5 1915 TX TN KY
    Lesley Son 2 11/12 1917 TX TN KY
    Vernon Son 10/12 1919 TX TN KY

1930 Dallas CO TX         7 April 1930     Dallas

SCAFF, Alvin G. Head 42 1888 TN TN TN
    Ina V. wife 37 1893 KY KY KY
    Alvin H. Son 15 1915 TX TN KY
    Ray L. Son 13 1917 TX TN KY
    Vernon Son 11 1919 TX TN KY
     Lloyd Son 10 1920 TX TN KY
     Edward Son 5 9/12 1924 TX TN KY
     James Son 2 2/12 1927 TX TN KY

 

EDWARD SCAFF
Son of
Alvin G. Scaff & Ina V. _____
Edward<Alvin<William<Monroe Scalf

Edward Scaff 1924 - 2009 Edward Scaff, 84, died Friday, March 6, 2009, in Mansfield.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 500 E. Dallas St. in Mansfield. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary at 7 p.m., at Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm St. in Mansfield. Father George Foley will preside.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to SPJST Lodge 92 (building fund), 3316 Roberts Cut-Off Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76114; or the Salvation Army.

Ed was born July 18, 1924, in Thurber to the late Alvin G. Scaff and Ina M. Phipps Scaff. In 1925 the family moved to Dallas, where Ed attended Lida Hooe Elementary School and graduated from Sunset High School. Following high school Ed spent three years and 13 days in the Navy. After serving his country during World War II, Ed gained employment with American Airlines, a career that spanned 34 years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He met Evelyn Kubala on a blind date in 1948. They were married later that year. Together they had six children and spent most of that time in Grapevine.

Ed was an active member at St. Francis Catholic Church of Grapevine. He retired from American Airlines in 1980 and moved to Burnet County. During his retirement years Ed worked as a volunteer fireman/EMS and was a member of AARP, a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and designated a Master Gardener by Burnet County Fair. Throughout his life Ed enjoyed fishing and gardening. In later years he enjoyed playing slot machines. He was known to all as an excellent card player in bridge and tarok.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and four of his five brothers, Alvin, Vernon, Ray and James Scaff.

Survivors: His wife of 60 years, Evelyn; children and grandchildren, son, Bradley Scaff and wife, Jane, grandchildren, Sam, Joe and wife, Mandy, Erika and her children, Angela, Shatoria and Caleb, Jennifer and Pat Totman with their new baby, Claire, daughter, Gayle Scaff Krengel and her husband, Guenter, and their daughter, Kristina and her husband, Robert McAmis, son, Bruce Scaff and wife, Rosie, and their sons, Stuart, Alec and Jordan, Brian Scaff and wife, Maggie, and their children, Foster and Connally, Katrina Scaff May and husband, Carl, and children, Karen and Andrew, Brent Scaff and wife, Kristin, and children, Hayden and Hannah; brother, Lloyd Scaff and wife, Beverly, of California.

 

WILLIAM L. SCAFF
Son of
William Henry Scaff & Mattie J. Kinsey
William L.<William<Monroe Scalf

1920 Dallas CO TX         7 January 1920    Justice Precinct 7

SCALF, William L. Head 29 1891 TN TN TN
   Lola Wife 26 1894 TX MO LA
   William, Jr. Son 1 9/12 1918 TX TN TX

 

MONROE J. SCAFF
Son of
Monroe Scaff & Frances Baker 
Monroe J.<Monroe Scalf

Monroe Scaff, Jr., the son of Monroe Scaff and Francis Baker, is living with his parents in the 1870 census. However, he does not appear in the census again until 1920. Since the 1920 census is very hard to read, it cannot be determined whether he is listed as a widower or is divorced. At some point after the 1870 census, Monroe leaves Nashville, Tennessee and moves to Dallas, Texas. The bits and pieces of information that have surfaced during the 1890s point to a marriage between Monroe Scaff and Isabella Cheek.

Isabella is living in the home of her parents during the 1870 census, and she is 14 years old.

1870 Davidson CO TN        29 June 1870        Nashville

CHEEK, W. M. M 46 1824 AL Painter
   Mary J. F 33 1837 TN  
   Isabella F 14 1856 TN  

In the 1900 census, Isabella Scaff is living next door to the family of H. M. Cheek. Isabella's mother, Mary Cheek, is living in the home. It appears that Isabella was married to a Downwright during the 1879-1880 time period. Later, it appears that Monroe and Isabella were married between 1886-1887. Many times in the past, individuals were listed on the census as widowed when, in fact, they were divorced. This appears to be the relationship between Monroe and Isabella, since Monroe is living with his sister and is listed as divorced.

1900 Davidson CO TN      9 June 1900        Nashville

WRIGHT, Riley J. Head 50 Jan 1850 TN TN TN  
    Nannie Wife 47 Dec 1853 TN NC TN 9 children born, 7 living
    Herman Son 20 Jun 1880 TN TN TN  
    Monroe Son 17 Mar 1883 TN TN TN  
    John Son 15 Feb 1885 TN TN TN  
    Hugh Son 12 Jun 1888 TN TN TN  
    Mollie Dau   8 Sep 1892 TN TN TN  
    Sallie Dau   7 Nov 1892 TN TN TN  
SCAFF, Monroe Brother in law 35 Mar 1865 TN NC TN Divorced

1900 Davidson CO TN      12 June 1900        Nashville

SCAFF, Isabella Head 40 May 1860 TN TN TN 6 children born, 5 living Widow
    Myrlla Dau 12 Nov 1887 TN TN TN    
DOWNWRIGHT, Daisy    Dau 19 Jun 1880 TN TN TN    
         Ernest  Son 17 Jul 1882 TN TN TN    
         Willie Dau 15 Jan 1885 TN TN TN    
CHEEK, Mary Mother 59 Nov 1840 TN NC NC 1 child born, 1 living Widow

1910 Davidson CO TN      18 April 1910         Nashville

CARTER, Curtis H. Head 30 1880 TN TN TN  
     Daisy T. Wife 25 1885 TN TN TN  
     Isabella Dau   4 1906 TN TN TN  
SCAFF, Isabella V.   Mother in law 50 1860 TN TN TN Widow

1920 Davidson CO TN      13 January 1920         Nashville

CARTER, Daisy Head 37 1883 TN TN TN Widow
      Isabella Dau 14 1906 TN TN TN  
      Bertids N. Son   7 1906 TN TN TN  
      Earnest T. Dau   7 1913 TN TN TN  
SCAFF, Isabella V. Mother 58 1862 TN TN TN Widow

Isabella Cheek Scaff was not found in the 1930 census. She died March 18, 1941 in Nashville, TN. (Link to death certificate)

1920 Dallas CO TX         7 January 1920    Justice Precinct 7

SCAFF, W. H. Head 63 1857 TN NC TN  
     Mattie Wife 53 1867 TN TN TN  
(HARRIS), E. W. Son in law 32 1888 TN TN TN  
    Hattie Dau 32 1888 TN TN TN  
    Ruth Eline G-dau   6 1914 TN TN TN  
    Margaret G-dau   3 1917 TN TN TN  
SCAFF, M. J.    Brother 58 1862 TN TN TN Widower/divorced??

 

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THOMAS SKELF

The family names of Scalf, Scealf and Skelf can be found in Northeastern Georgia during the early to middle 1800s. There appears to be a connection between the Scalfs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia with the Skelf family in Georgia. Also, William Scalf, the son of Lewis Scalf, moved from North Caroline to Greenville, South Carolina and later to Habersham County, Georgia around 1830. During this period, Scalf was spelled Scalf, Scealf, and Skelf. 

The parents of Thomas Skelf have not been identified at this time. Thomas Skelf was born about 1865 in North Carolina. He married Nancy Josephine Hizelup. Later, Thomas and Josephine were separated or he was too sick to travel, since Josephine Skelf is living in Whitfield County, Georgia near the Tennessee border with their children and a boarder when the 1910 census was taken. Thomas Skelf died December 13, 1913 in Swain County, North Carolina. During the time between the 1910 and 1920 censuses, Josephine marries a Harris, but she is listed on the 1920 census as divorced.

By the early 1900s, several outstanding claims against the United States Government had been filed by the Cherokee Indians. On June 30, 1906, the U. S. Congress approved $1,000,000 for payment of those claims, and on August 24, 1907, Nancy Josephine Skelf filed an application for a share of this money. This application (Page 1 Page 2 Page 3) provides an invaluable look into the life of Josephine Skelf. Josephine was born December 23, 1865 as an only child and was raised as an orphan. Josephine's father, John Russell, was killed in the Civil War in 1865. Even though Josephine's application was rejected due to a lack of evidence, the Native American features of some of her descendants speak volumes about her ancestry.

Children of Thomas Skelf and Josephine Hizelup:
  1) Julia Skelf - born October 10, 1887
  2) Andrew Ellis Skelf - born February 11, 1890
  3) Laura Skelf - born February 14, 1893
  4) Sarah Etta Skelf - born April 24, 1895
  5) Edmond (Edward) Skelf - born January 11, 1898
  6) Eliza Skelf - born September 24, 1899

T. Skelf, in the 1880 census below, is a strong candidate for a young Thomas Skelf. According to the death certificate of Thomas Skelf, he was about 20 years old in 1880, but the date on the death certificate was a general date (about 1860) and not very accurate. However, in the application filed by Josephine on August 24, 1907, she stated that Thomas was 41 years old. In this case, Thomas was born about 1865 or very close to the birth date on the census record, and he died in Swain County, North Carolina on December 13, 1913. Since Thomas is living in Swain Co, NC as a young boy and was living in the same county at the time of his death, it would appear that Thomas has strong family ties to this area.

(Link to Thomas Skelf death certificate)

Unfortunately, Thomas Skelf has not been found before or after the 1880 census. Also, the fact that he is living with another family is troublesome. However, the parents of Thomas may be dead, and H. P. and Martha Brindle may be relatives.

1880 Swain CO NC        11 June 1880        Charleston

BRINDLE, H. P. Head 55 1825 NC NC NC
     Martha Wife 52 1828 NC NC NC
     Sarah Dau 15 1865 NC NC NC
     Thomas Son 14 1866 NC NC NC
     Nathan Son 12 1868 NC NC NC
     Ruthie Dau 10 1870 NC NC NC
SKELF, T. Servant 14 1866 NC NC NC

1910 Whitfield CO GA   20 April 1910    Dalton

SKELF, Josie Head 44 1866 GA GA GA
    Andrew Son 19 1891 NC US GA
    Laura  Dau 16 1894 NC US GA
    Sarah   Dau 14 1896 NC US GA
    Edward Son 12 1898 NC US GA
    Eliza Dau   8 1902 NC US GA
SMITH, Sallie  Boarder 34 1876 GA GA GA

1920 Walker CO GA         16 & 17 January 1920        District 1257

BRUMMETT, Louis Head 39 1881 GA GA GA  
(SKELF) Sarah E. Wife 28 1892 NC GA GA  
      Willie May Dau   5 1915 TN TN TN  
HARRIS, Josephine Mother in law 54 1866 GA NC GA Widow
SKELF, William E. Brother in law 21 1899 NC NC NC  
SKELF, Liza M. Sister in law 18 1902 NC NC NC  
SKELF, John N. Nephew 21 1899 GA NC NC  

1930 Walker CO GA        3 April 1930        Pond Springs

JAMES, Joe J. Head 45 1885 TN US US  
     Laura  Wife 40 1890 NC US US  
HARRIS, Josephine Mother in law 66 1864 US US US Widow

 

ANDREW ELLIS SKELF
Son of Thomas Skelf & Josephine Hizelup
Andrew<Thomas Skelf

Andrew Skelf was born February 11, 1892 in North Carolina and died September 27, 1957. He married Estella (Jessie) May Gaylor on July 2, 1914. Later, Andrew married Lillian Moore on January 17, 1949 in Walker County, Georgia. Andrew was 60 years old and Lillian was 48.

(Link to Andrew E. Skelf death certificate)

Children of Andrew Skelf and Estella (Jessie) Gaynor:
  1) John B. Skelf - born about 1915.
  2) Annie B. Skelf - born about 1917.
  3) Maude I. Skelf - born about 1920.
  4) Susie M. Skelf  - born about 1922.  
  5) Thelma L. Skelf - born about 1924.
  6) Laura M. Skelf - born about 1926.
  7) Baby (female) Skelf - born March 6, 1926 and died March 11, 1926.  (Link to death certificate)
  8) Francis K. Skelf - born abour 1929.

WWI Registration Card
Name: Andrew Ellis Skelf
Age: 25
Home Address: 1213 Johnson, Knoxville, TN    (Link to document)
Date of Birth: February 11, 1892
Born: Bryson City, NC
Father birthplace: North Carolina
Employed: Southern Extract  CO, Knoxville, TN
Dependents: Wife and two children
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: dark
Date: June 5, 1917

 
1920 Etowah CO AL       6 January 1920       Carlisle

SKELF, Andrew E. Head 30 1890 NC NC NC
     Jessie Wife 24 1896 AL AL AL
     Jay B. Son 4 4/12 1915 GA NC AL
     Annie Dau 2 8/12 1917 GA NC AL
     Maude L. Dau 4/12 1919 GA NC AL

In 1930, Andrew Skelf is living in Hamilton County, Tennessee which just across the Georgia border and near Walker County, Georgia where his mother, Josephine, was living in 1920.

1930 Hamilton CO TN        5 April 1930       District 3

SKELF, Andrew E. Head 40 1890 NC NC NC Married @ 24
     Estella M. Wife 36 1894 AL AL AL Married @ 20
     John B. Son 14 1916 GA NC AL  
     Annie R. Dau 12 1918 TN NC AL  
     Maude L. Dau 10 1920 GA NC AL  
     Susie M. Dau   8 1922 GA NC AL  
     Thelma L. Dau   6 1924 AL NC AL  
     Laura M. Dau 3 7/12 1926 TN NC AL  
     Francis K. Dau 2/12 1929 TN NC AL  

1940 Catoosa CO GA        18 April 1940        Lakeview

SKELF, Andrew Head 51 1889 NC
   Estella Wife 47 1893 AL
   Susie  Dau 18 1922 GA
   Thelma    Dau 16 1924 TN
   Laura M.   Dau 13 1927 TN
   Cathrin Dau   9 1931 TN
   Kenneth Son   5 1935 TN
MARTIN, John Nephew 14 1926 AL

 

JOHN B. SKELF
Son of
Andrew Skelf and Jessie Estella Gaynor
John<Andrew<Thomas Skelf

John B. Skelf was born about 1915 in Georgia. He married Charlsie Chambers, age 20, on April 19, 1935. Later John married Irene Williams, age 27, on April 28, 1943.

 

SARAH ETTA SKELF
Daughter of
Andrew Skelf and Jessie Estella Gaynor
Sarah<Andrew<Thomas Skelf

Sarah Skelf married Lewis Allen Brummitt on January 7, 1912 in Walker County, Georgia.

1920 Walker CO GA         16 & 17 January 1920        District 1257

BRUMMETT, Louis Head 39 1881 GA GA GA
(SKELF) Sarah E. Wife 28 1892 NC GA GA
      Willie May Dau   5 1915 TN TN TN
HARRIS, Josephine Mother in law 54 1866 GA NC GA
SKELF, William E. Brother in law 21 1899 NC NC NC
SKELF, Liza M. Sister in law 18 1902 NC NC NC
SKELF, John N. Nephew 21 1899 GA NC NC

Sara Etta Skelf Brummitt was killed in a car accident on November 20, 1929. (Link to death certificate)

(Link to Lewis Brummitt death certificate)

1930 Walker CO GA        3 April 1930        Pond Springs

BRUMMITT, Louis Head 45 1885 TN TN TN Widower
     Willie Mae Dau 16 1914 TN TN TN  
     Janet Dau   9 1921 TN TN TN  
     Joe Allen Son   6 1924 TN TN TN  
     John L. Son 2 6/12 1927 GA TN TN  

 

JOE ALLEN BRUMMITT
Son of
Lewis Brummitt & Sarah Skelf
Joe<Sarah<Thomas Skelf

Joe Brummitt was born October 2, 1922 in Chattanooga, TN and died June 11, 1990. He was a Private in WWII. (Link to photo)

 

JOHN LEWIS BRUMMITT
Son of
Lewis Brummitt & Sarah Skelf
John<Sarah<Thomas Skelf

John was born December 17, 1927 and died July 7, 1965 due to a car accident. (Link to photo) (Link to death certificate) 

 

LAURA SKELF
Daughter of
Andrew Skelf and Jessie Estella Gaynor
Laura<Andrew<Thomas Skelf

1930 Walker CO GA        3 April 1930        Pond Springs

JAMES, Joe J. Head 45 1885 TN US US  
     Laura  Wife 40 1890 NC US US  
HARRIS, Josephine Mother in law 66 1864 US US US Widow

 

KATHERINE I. SKELF
Daughter of
Andrew Skelf and Jessie Estella Gaynor
Katherine<Andrew<Thomas Skelf

OBITUARY:

Katherine I. Braun of Rossville died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 at a local hospital. She was 76. She was a native of Hamilton County and retired from Provident Mutual in Philadelphia, Pa., following 17 years of service. She returned to the North Georgia area in 1985 and was of the Baptist faith. Her husband, Frank Braun; mother, Estella Steele; father, Andrew Skelf; brother, J.B. Skelf; and sisters Maudie Rominger and Betty Dunn, preceded her in death. Survivors include her sisters, Annie Quinn and Susie Adams, both of Rossville, Thelma Wheelock of Kingsport, Tenn.; brother, Kenneth Skelf of Rossville; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services: Monday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park Mausoleum with Rev. Jim Bennett officiating. Visitation: Sunday, Oct. 1, from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home.  

 

WILLIAM EDMOND (EDWARD) SKELF
Son of Thomas Skelf & Josephine Hizelup
Edward<Thomas Skelf

Edward Skelf,  was born January 11, 1897 in North Carolina.

Edward or Edmond Skelf, the son of Thomas Skelf & Josephine Hizelup was born January 11, 1897 in North Carolina and died April 1980 in Chattanooga, TN. He married 1) Nellie (Worsley) Rutledge on April 8, 1921 in Walker County, Georgia. 2) Minnie Pearl Griffin 3) Oma Jones, age 48, on March 18, 1944. 4) Sallie M. Sivley, age 36, on March 8, 1945.

Children of Edward Skelf and Pearl Griffin:
  1. Frances L. Skelf - born October 19, 1924 and died June 7, 1925.  (Link to death certificate)
2. Robert Willard Skelf
  3. Abraham Boyd Skelf

WWI Registration Card

Name: Etmon Skelf
Age: 21
Home Address: 2207 E 36, East Lake, TN    (Link to document)
Date of Birth: January 11, 1897
Born: Traincannon, NC
Father birthplace: North Carolina
Employed: East Lake Spinning Mills, East Lake, TN
Nearest Relative: Josephine Harris (mother), 2207 E 36, East Lake, TN
Height: Medium
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1918

1930 Walker CO GA        4 April 1930         Rossville

SKELF, Edmond Head 28 1902 GA GA GA Married @ 21
    Pearl Wife 36 1894 GA GA GA Married @ 29
    Robert W. Son 1 11/12 1928 GA GA GA  
    Abraham B. Son 8/12 1929 GA GA GA  

1940 Walker CO GA       4 April 1940        Rossville

SKELF, Edmund Head 43 1897 NC
     Pearl Wife 58 1882 GA
     Robert Son 11 1929 GA
     Boyd Son 10 1930 GA

OBITUARY:

Edmond William Skelf, age 82, 4102 Clio Avenue, died Thursday night (April 26, 1980) in a local hospital. He is survived by two sons, Boyd Skelf of Rossville and Robert Skelf of Chattanooga; stepson, Billy Sivley of Ooltewah; a sister, Mrs. Eliza Weiser of Chattanooga, TN; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

OBITUARY:

Minnie Pearl Skelf, age 56, died at her home in Rossville, GA at 4 P. M. Thursday (September 3, 1943). Surviving are her husband; two sons, Robert and Boyd of Rossville; her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Griffin of LaFayette; four sisters, Mrs. J. L. Spears, Avondale Estates, GA; Mrs. W. F. Cooley of Rossville and Mrs. Bessie King of Tuscaloosa, AL and brothers Ernest and Charles.

OBITUARY:

Mrs. Sallie M. Skelf, age 63, of 3203 E. 46th St., the wife of Edmond E. Skelf, died at the home of her brother Arthur James on Dallas Hollow Rd, Soddy, TN. Thursday morning (October 1, 1971). She is survived by a son, W. J. Sivley, Chattanooga, TN; twp stepsons, Robert Skelf and Boyd Skelf and a sister Mrs. Bertha Burroughs, Soddy and ten grandchildren.

 

ROBERT WILLARD SKELF, SR
Son of Edward (Edmond) Skelf & Nellie Worsley Rutledge
Robert<Edward<Thomas Skelf

Robert W. Skelf was born April 12, 1928 and died April 24, 1991. Robert married Hazel Milligan, age 18, on February 16, 1950.

OBITUARY:

Robert Willard Skelf, Sr., age 63, of East 44th St., Chattanooga, TN died Wednesday (April 26, 1991) at his home. A lifetime resident of Chattanooga, he was retired from Concrete Form CO and was a member of Rossville Tabernacle. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Frances Millican Skelf, three daughters, Glenda Sue Johnson, Chickamauga, GA, Brenda Joyce Sweeton, Fruitland Park, FL, and Frances Louise Scruggs of  Fort Oglethorpe; two sons, Larry Skelf, Rossville and Staff Sgt. Robert W. Skelf, Jr., West Germany; 14 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

 

BOYD ABRAHAM SKELF
Son of Edward (Edmond) Skelf & Nellie (Worsley Rutledge
Boyd<Edward<Thomas Skelf

Boyd Skelf was born February 8, 1930 and died December 6, 1995 in Rossville, Walker County, Georgia. He married Catherine Cohen, age 18, on November 27, 1950.

OBITUARY:

Boyd Abraham Skelf, age 66, of Rossville died Wednesday. He was the brother of the late Francis and Robert Skelf. Survivors include two daughters. Wanda Wooden, Rossville, Jean Rhodes, Ringgold, GA; stepbrother, Billy Sivley, Cleveland, TN, seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

I would like to thank Lauri Loewenburg for her contribution to the Skelf project. Without valuable input from Lauri, the Skelf section of this chapter could not have been completed.

Updates on these families will be posted as information becomes available.

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MALINDA SCALF and WILLIAM L. CASH

Malinda Scalf and William L. Cash were married March 17, 1836 in Washington County, Tennessee. Very little is known of this family and research is ongoing. What is known comes from the 1850 Carter County, Tennessee census.

William Cash was born about 1812 in Tennessee. His wife, Malinda, was born about 1815 in Tennessee. They are listed on the 1850 Tennessee census with the following children. All birth dates are estimated from this census. All of the members of this family were listed as born in Tennessee. The Cash family was also found in Roane County, Tennessee and moving on to Middle Tennessee. This may be another reason why John Francis Scalf went to the Memphis area to live. It appears that Malinda Scalf Cash and her husband remained in the Carter/Washington County area, but some of her husband's family moved on.

1850 Washington CO TN        5 September 1850       Subdivision 4

CASH, William M 38 1812 TN    Cooper
     Malinda F 35 1815 TN
     Martha F 13 1837 TN
     Mary F 11 1839 TN
     Henry M   9 1841 TN
     John M   7 1843 TN
     Elizabeth F   6 1844 TN
     Joseph M   4 1846 TN
     Daniel M   2 1848 TN
     James M. M 2/12 1850 TN

Joanna Scalf, another possible sister of Jonah, is reported to have married Frank Maine and lived in the Illinois area. No further information is found on this family.

Elizabeth Scalf married Maranda White November 8, 1860 in Washington County, Tennessee. Since this marriage is later than the others, it could be a second marriage or Elizabeth was a possible child of one of the families above. She may possibly have been a granddaughter of David S. Scalf of Carter County, Tennessee. Very little is known about this Elizabeth.

One Elizabeth Scalf and her husband are reported to have been killed by Indians and her children went to live with Rebecca Scalf and James Hankle/Hinkle in Illinois. However, no records have been found to confirm this statement. It does appear however that she could be the Betsy Scalf from the 1850 Washington County, Tennessee census with children, Phebe and Dan (Possibly, Daniel Wesley?).

These families are very puzzling and there seems to be references to both the David and Benjamin lines that are similar. It does seem unlikely that David S. Scalf would have had only four or five children while John Sr., and Benjamin had such large families. However, not enough proof has been forthcoming on either of these families to be able to properly place all of the children correctly.

Mahala Scalf, another family in the Carter/Washington County, Tennessee area married twice; first, to William Moon of Washington County, Tennessee and second to James Moore of the same area. No further information has been found on William or James and Mahala. There was a movement of the Moon family to the area of Sevierville, Tennessee, then to Roan County, Tennessee and Barbara finds a large amount of them in the Memphis area. However, it is unknown if these families were the family of William Moon. No information is known of Mahala's second husband, James Moore, or where this family went. One James Moore and family resided in the Carter County area but it is unknown if this is the same family.

1860 Sullivan CO TN         20 August 1860       District 18

CASH, William L. M 51 1809 NC    Cooper
    Matilda F 48 1812 NC
    Martha  F 23 1837 NC
    Mary F 21 1839 NC
    Elizabeth F 17 1843 NC
    John M 19 1841 NC
    Joseph M 15 1845 NC
    Daniel M 13 1847 NC
    Benjamin M   8 1852 NC
    Nancy F   5 1855 NC
    James R. M   2 1858 NC

1870 Washington CO TN     18 July 1870     District 12

CASH, William M 59 1811 NC Cooper
   Mary F 54 1816 TN  
COX, Robert M 13 1857 TN  

 

DANIEL L. CASH
Son of
William L. Cash & Malinda Scalf

1870 Washington    21 July 1870      District 13

CASH, Daniel M 22 1848 TN
   Martha F 25 1845 TN
   James M   9 1861 TN

1880 Washington    8 June 1880       District 13

CASH, Daniel Head 32 1848 TN VA TN  
     Martha Wife 35 1845 TN TN TN Liver disease
COX, James S-son 18 1862 TN TN TN Liver Disease

1900 Washington CO TN     15 June 1900      District 15

CASH, Daniel L. Head 52 Sep 1847 TN TN TN  
    Martha Wife 55 Nov 1844 TN TN TN 1 child born, 1 living

 

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