Posted By:Carole Myers
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Subject:Re: Joseph Scales Sr- 2 wives?
Post Date:January 11, 2012 at 08:14:43
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Forum:Scales Family Genealogy Forum
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I think that the first wife was Mary Fox, mother of the older children, including John Scales, and Mary Gibson was the second wife. Also, from the way Joseph Sr's will reads, Henry Gibson was most likely a step-son that he may have legally adopted. He refers to him in the will several places as my son Henry Scales alias Henry Gibson.
I don't have early documented records, other than Joseph's will, but have seen postings by other Scales descendants who appear to have done serious research on the line. I connect back to Joseph Scales, Sr. by direct line through two of John's sons, Daniel and Peter and also, through Henry Gibson Scales. I have collected a lot of documented records back to my 3rd Great-grandfather, Daniel Scales, son of John Scales & Lydia McClaren and my 2nd Gr-Grandfather, Peter C. Scales who was a Gr-Grandson of John Scales through his son Peter who married Oney Walker. Peter C. was also a Great-grandson of Henry Gibson Scales. I have been concentrating on my Wilson line lately, but hope to get back to more work on the Scales line soon.