Thomas Scales Jr.

about 1791–1877 (Age 86)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Scales Jr. was born about 1791, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Scales Sr., was 31 and his mother, Ann Mun, was 31. He married Mary Haines in 1810, in Elberton, Elbert, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Skelton Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died in 1877, in Peterson, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Scales Jr.
1791–1877
Mary Haines
1792–
Marriage: 1810
John Luke Scales Sr.
1811–1871
Matilda Scales
1812–
Mary Scales
1813–
Martha Matilda Scales
1817–1900
Nancy Scales
1823–
Aaron R Scales
1827–1900
Elizabeth Julian Scales
1814–1880
Adaline Sarah Ann Scales
1815–
Jane Scales
1819–1885
Thomas Jefferson Scales
1821–1911

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1810Elberton, Elbert, Georgia, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1791
    Age 0
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1792 · Head Tax Law
    Age 1
    "In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."
    1818
    Age 27
    Historical Information: 1818: Warrick, Indiana, United States

    Name Meaning

    English:plural form of Scale , naming a herdsman living and working on a summer pasture, or a habitational name for someone from a place called Scales, mostly minor places in Lancashire and Yorkshire. Scholes is a dialect variant of the same name.(of Norman origin): habitational name either from Écalles-Alix (Seine-Maritime), Écalles (in Estouteville-Écalles, Seine-Maritime), or from Escalles (Pas-de-Calais). The earliest spellings of these names suggest a derivation from Latin scala, scalae (plural) ‘ladder, staircase, stile’, perhaps applied to a steep slope or path, although Old Norse skáli (‘herdsman's hut, shieling’, see Scale ) has also been suggested for Écalles. Challis may be a variant of the same name. The surname has also been established in southern Ireland (Limerick) since the 14th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Scholes
    Scale
    Schooley
    Schoolcraft

    Sources (2)

    • Thomas Scales in household of Elizabeth Skelton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Headstone image of Thomas Scales from billiongraves.com

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