John Russworm Scales

1 August 1827–1 October 1905 (Age 78)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John Russworm

John Russworm Scales was born on 1 August 1827, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States as the son of Samuel G Scales and Charlotte Henry Dalton. He married Texana Salina Kelly on 9 January 1861, in Henderson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 1 October 1905, in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Oak Cliff Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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John Russworm Scales
Texana Salina Kelly
Marriage: 9 January 1861
Mary Samuella Scales
Rev William Watson Scales
John Melrose Scales
Dalton Scales

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1861Henderson, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries 1837: Milam, Republic of Texas 1845: Milam, Texas, United States 1850: McLennan, Texas, United States
    1850 · Compromise of 1850
    Age 23
    The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

    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.

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    Sources (8)

    • John P Scales, "United States Census, 1900"
    • J. R. Scales, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
    • John R Scales in entry for Dalton Scales, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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