Deceased 6 July 1824 - Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA , age at death: 68 years old
Buried - Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA
Rockingham Co, North Carolina Will Book A, p. 289 abstract Nathaniel Scales Mar 4, 1823 probate Sep. 1824 mentions wife Nancy. Sons Joseph, Henry, Alfred M. (land on Dan River) James M., Robert H. (land where I live on Hogan’s Creek) Daughters Sally Neal, Nancy Watt, Polly McCain, Betsey Wright. Son in law John T. Wright.
Exrs: son in law Joseph McClain, sons Alfred M., James M. Wit: Jesse Corwall, M.L. Leseure.
...that the legacies left by my dec’d son Nathaniel Scales to Nancy McCain, Mary Wright and Nancy Wright be given to them...”
When Joseph wrote his Will, the homeplace, including 200 acres, a slave and a still were left to his wife with a provision that his "beloved son" Nathaniel inherit it upon Mary's death. This meant that Nathaniel should take care of his mother. He did inherit the homestead after his mother died and he bought more land on and around Mayo Mountain. Nathaniel first lived on the North side of the Dan River in what is now Deep Springs. He once owned the land where Deep Springs Country Club is located. Around 1800 he settled on Hogans Creek in the eastern part of Rockingham County and that is where he lived when he died.
American Rev Service
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970:
The Heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina (1983). Rodenbough, Gann, Carter, & Osborne. Rockingham County Historical Society, Inc. Hunter Publishing Company. Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ISBN 0-89459-212-2. Library of Congress Catalogue Number 83-82327. p. 543, 544, 546, 547.
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