William G. Scales

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

William G. Scales
1809–1839
Elizabeth Wilson
1814–1871
Marriage: 8 September 1832
Joseph A. C. Scales
1834–
Robert S. Scales
1839–
William T Bud Scales
1836–1865

Spouse and Children

    Male1809–1839Male

    Elizabeth Wilson

    Female1814–1871Female

MARRIAGE
8 September 1832
Williamson, Tennessee, United States
children

(3)

    Joseph A. C. Scales

    Male1834–Male

    William T Bud Scales

    Male1836–1865Male

    Robert S. Scales

    Male1839–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1774–1835Male

    Nancy A Hewitt

    Female1772–1840Female

siblings

(9)

    John M. Scales

    Male1797–1839Male

    Nancy A. Scales

    Female1798–1860Female

    Daniel R. Jr. Scales

    Male1799–1840Male

    Noah Scales

    Male1801–1852Male

    Joab Scales

    Male1803–1897Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

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 (3)

  • 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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