Robert Henry Scales was son of Col Nathaniel and Nancy Anne (Allen) Scales,b. 1805, Rockingham Co, NC, d. 1885, Rockingham Co, NC. He m. 1824m Rockingham Co, NC, Jane Watts Bethel, dau of William and Mary Nancy (Watts) Bethel, b. 1809, d. 1876. The family had ten children. Their second son, Alfred Moore Scales, was Governor of North Carolina and a US Senator. Dr. R. F. Wicker, Jr.