Thanks. I have read most of Elmer Scalfs material.
James and Catherine are listed as having four children, Lydia, born in born in 1852, John Henry(my gg-grandfather) born in 1854, James, born in 1856, Mary, born in 1859.
On the 1880 Davidson County, TN census, E.D. #65, page 22 James and Catherine Scalf are listed with eight children, Lydia, John Henry, James Monroe, Mary E, William, born in 1861, Fannie, born in 1864, Josephine, born in 1866, and Sallie, born in 1872. I have never seen anything written about the last five children. There is no 1890 census and I do not see James again. James almost certainly died in Nashville, TN because in 1910 Catherine is living with one of her daughters, still in Davidson County.
In the 1870 Davidson County, TN census, in 2nd Civil District, page 12, house #85 there is listed John Scalf, 80 years old, born in South Carolina, his wife is listed as Litha, age 69, born in Virginia. This Litha almost has to be Brittian Scalf's wife. The John Scalf listed would have been born in 1790. I have never seen anything written anywhere that ever list these people in Davidson County, TN. It get very confusing and am just tring to be accurate in my search.
I do believe that Elmer Scalf is correct in his opinion that James Scalf is the son of John Scalf and Temperance Wiley. There seems to be a lot of data in Davidson County, TN that has not been explored.
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