William G. Scales

about 1809–1839 (Age 30)
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William G.

When William G. Scales was born about 1809, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Daniel Scales, was 35 and his mother, Nancy A Hewitt, was 37. He married Elizabeth Wilson on 8 September 1832, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in 1839, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 30.

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William G. Scales
Elizabeth Wilson
Marriage: 8 September 1832
Joseph A. C. Scales
Robert S. Scales
William T Bud Scales

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 September 1832Williamson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 3
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 10
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived in a rough hut or shed, northern Middle English scale ‘hut’ (from Old Norse skáli), later also sc(h)ole, or a habitational name from one of the various places named with this word, as for example Scales in Lancashire and Cumbria. The surname has been established in southern Ireland since the 14th century.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • William Scales, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • William Scales, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • William Scales, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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