Gazlay Family History

FamilyJoseph H. Scales


FatherJames Scales (August 1829 - )
MotherElizabeth E. Roberts (June 1831 - )

Personal Information

Record Created: 16 March 2010; Last Edited: 5 February 2014 
NameJoseph H. Scales
Born May 1863 in New Jersey1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Married 26 June 1889 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey to Leonette Nichols4, 6


Spouse 1FamilyLeonette Nichols (daughter of George L. Nichols and Sophia _____)
Born June 1867 in Orange County, New York
Married 26 June 1889 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey to Joseph H. Scales
Died 26 December 1900 in Kearny, New Jersey
Children of Joseph H. Scales and Leonette Nichols:
1.FamilyWatson James Scales
Born 29 June 1889 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
Married ca. 1922 to Mary E. _____
2.FamilyHarry Everett Scales
Born 27 December 1895 in Harrison, New Jersey
Married ca. 1924 to Marguerite _____
3.FamilyLeonette Sophia Scales
Born 23 May 1897 in Kearny, New Jersey
Married 6 May 1934 in Elkton, Maryland to William Passmore McGregor
Died 23 May 1992 in Dover Township, Ocean County, New Jersey


  1. New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980; Leonette L. Scales: born: 23 May 1897 in Hudson County, New Jersey; father: Jos. Scales, age 35; mother: Leonette Nichols, age 31.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, 11th Ward, Page No. 39, family of James Scales (40, Ireland, works in shoe mfty); Elizabeth Scales (38, Ireland); John W. Scales (14, New Jersey); Timothy Scales (9, New Jersey) Joseph Scales (7, New Jersey); Nellie Scales (3, New Jersey); James Scales (4/12, March, New Jersey).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, Enumeration District 68, Page No. 44, family of James Scales (50, Ireland, works in shoe factory); wife Eliza Scales (48, Ireland); son Timothy E. Scales (20, New Jersey, law student); son Joseph H. Scales (17, sign painter); son James W. Scales (10, New Jersey); son Arthur T. Scales (5, New Jersey).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New Jersey, Hudson County, Kearny, Enumeration District 51, Sheet No. 1B, family of Joseph Scales (37, New Jersey, May 1863, sign painter); wife of 11 years Leonette Scales (32, New York, June 1867, 3 children, 3 living); son Watson J. Scales (10, New Jersey, June 1889); son Harry E. Scales (4, New Jersey, Dec 1895); daughter Leonette Scales (2, New Jersey, May 1898); s in law Estella Nichols (29, New York, Oct 1870).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield, Enumeration District 7-334, Sheet No. 2B, family of Joseph Scales (64, New Jersey, widow, painter, house); daughter Leonette Scales (31 New Jersey typist, lamp factory); border Estelle Nicolls [sic, Nichols] (60, New York); border Kathleen Pierson (33, England, typist, (?) factory).
  6. Marriage, The New York Press, available at 30 June 1889: Newark-Leonette, daughter of Mrs. Sophia Nichols, was married on Wednesday [26 June 1889] to Mr. Joseph Scales of the firm of Nichols & Scales.