Nathaniel Scales
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Nathaniel Scales (1756 - 1824)

Colonel Nathaniel Scales
Born in Rockingham. North Carolinamap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 68 in Rockingham, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Married Nancy Ann Allen. They had TEN children:

(1) Joseph Scales

(2) Nathaniel Jr. Scales

(3) Sally Scales

(4) Henry Scales

(5) Polly (Scales) McCain

(6) Elizabeth Scales

(7) Alfred Moore Scales m. Martha Martin & moved to Texas about 1860.

(8) James Madison Scales m. Elizabeth Pryor LeSueur

(9) Dr. Robert H. Scales

(10) Nancy Scales


Born 13 April 1756 - Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA[1]
Father: Joseph Sr Scales 1716-1774
Mother: Mary Fox Gibson 1717-1804


Wife: Nancy Ann Allen 1755-1840 [1]
Married 3 July 1777, Guilford, North Carolina
  1. Joseph Scales 1778-1841
  2. Nathaniel Scales 1785-1837
  3. Mary "Polly" Scales McCain 1785-1849
  4. Sallie N Scales 1788-1833
  5. Hannah Scales 1789-
  6. John Southworth Scales 1790-1857
  7. Henry Scales 1792-1829
  8. Nathaniel Scales 1795-1821
  9. Elizabeth Betsy Scales 1797-1833
  10. Mary 1798-1849
  11. Alfred Moore Scales 1800-1878
  12. James Madison Scales 1802-1861
  13. Robert Henry Dr. Scales 1805-1882


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:
Lt. Nathaniel Scales
SAR Membership: 97471
Birth Date: 13 April 1756
Birth Place: Rockingham County, North Carolina
Death Date: 1 Sept. 1824
Death Place: Rockingham County, North Carolina
Spouse: Ann Allen
Children: Mary Scales


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bruce Breaden at Geneanet: Nathaniel Scales
  • 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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Scales-569 and Scales-1 do not represent the same person because: wrong person.
posted by Peter Rohman
Scales-569 and Scales-1 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicated person with better family.
posted by Peter Rohman

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