John Russworm Scales

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

The Life 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, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Russworm Scales
1827–1905
Texana Salina Kelly
1840–1922
Marriage: 9 January 1861
Mary Samuella Scales
1861–1889
Rev William Watson Scales
1870–1917
John Melrose Scales
1876–1953
Dalton Scales
1879–1963

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 January 1861
Henderson, Texas, United States
children

(4)

    Mary Samuella Scales

    Female1861–1889Female

    Rev William Watson Scales

    Male1870–1917Male

    Male1876–1953Male

    Male1879–1963Male

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel G Scales

    Male1796–1836Male

    Charlotte Henry Dalton

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(7)

    Fannie Jane Scales

    Female1815–1862Female

    Elizabeth G Scales

    Female1820–Female

    Anna Dalton Nancy Scales

    Female1825–Female

    Tabitha Gentry Scales

    Female1825–Female

    Absalom Watson Scales

    Male1827–Male

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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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 8

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John P Scales, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J R Scales, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John R Scales in entry for Dalton Scales, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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