Markham of Chesterfield
Ancestors and Descendants of John Markham
1783 - 1839
||12 Sep 1783
||Giles Co, Tennessee, USA
||Giles Co, Tennessee, USA, -Mason Cemetery
||20 Aug 2020 |
||Martha Hansford Edwards, b. 12 Jul 1791, Brunswick Co, Virginia, USA , d. 16 Apr 1863, Giles Co, Tennessee, USA |
|>||1. Elizabeth H Scales, b. 5 Mar 1819, Tennessee, USA , d. 1869, Saint Louis, Saint Louis Co, Missouri, USA |
Henry Scales Memorial at Find A Grave
- Henry Scales was born in 1783, probably in North Carolina, son of Henry Scales Sr and Mary Jennings, or Jenkins. He married Martha Hansford Edwards on the 8th of December 1807 in Davidson county Tennessee. They were the parents of eight identified children:
Elizabeth Scales (1808-1818)
Mary Ann Scales (b. 1810); married Henry Croft; Greene county Alabama.
Alexander Gray Edward Scales (1812-1884); married Clementine Cherry; Greene county Alabama.
Thomas Henry Scales (1814-1891); married Euphemia Morrison; St Louis, Missouri.
William Rees Scales (1817-1909); married Judith; Giles county Tennessee.
Martha H Scales (1823-1840); married Marcus Mitchell; Giles county Tennessee.
James Duke Scales (1825-1864); married Amanda Nave; Grayson county Texas
Elizabeth H Scales (1820-1869); married Bernard Markham Burch; Giles county Tennessee
Henry Scales died in October 1839, and Martha Edward Scales lived another twenty-plus years, dying in April of 1863. They are buried in the Mason Family Cememtery in Giles county Tennessee.
A few miscellaneous notes of interest:
1813; Henry Scales acknowledges himself indebted to the State of Tennessee $100.00 to be levied of his goods & chattels, land and tenements. To be void on condition he attend here from day to day and prosecute and give evidence in behalf of the state against Bernard M Patteson for an assault and battery committed on the body of said Scales and shall not depart without leave of the court. Giles county; County Minutes, 1813-11-16.
[source] Miscellaneous Court Records of Giles county Tennessee.
The children living with Bernard Markham Patteson and Nancy Neal are children of her deceased brother, Robert Neal. I think he died in Fayette in 1842. Their mother was a Scales and her uncle, Dr James Scales and his wife are buried on the old Patteson plantation. There are not markers for BM or Nancy. BM Patteson was indeed very wealthy. He owned between 70 and 80 slaves and close to 2000 acres of land. I think before the Civil War he had started to buy land and send slaves to Arkansas. I don't know where in Arkansas, but I wish I did. The Patteson's neice, Minerva Neal married to Robert Mason, the son of James E Mason.
[source] A note from historian John Marshall to Pam Garrett (failed to note date).
Henry Scales and Martha Edwards Scales were buried in the Mason Cemetery in Giles county Tennessee. In 2002 this cemetery was moved, and archaeologists performed several interesting studies at that time. These articles, available on the internet may be of interest:
The Mason Coffins - Metallic Burial Cases in the Central South; prepared for the South Central Historical Archaeology Conference, September 2002, Jackson Mississippi, by Dan Sumner Allen.
Finding Private Mason; Blog of Claudia Johnson.