Our family, The Cales' of Stump Lick Hollow, are of the lineage of :
1 David Cail-Kail (Cale) b.1717?-d.between April 25,1786 - July 17 ,1787 and his wife Alberdina Parthina d. Aug 18, 1801.
(NOTE: According to records obtained by Paul Cales, David Kail arrived in Philadelphia in 1742 on the ship "Loyal Judith". Some time
after 1756 he settled in Augusta Co VA, about 11 miles south of present city of Staunton. Many of his descendants moved to Monroe and Greenbrier Counties, now located in West Virginia. Part of those counties help to make up present day Summers County, I believe.)
1.4 John Cails b.1753?-d. Jun 25,1834, He was married to Isabella Burnside around 1782-83.
After Isabella died John Married Barbara Slusher July 3, 1804.
1.4.5 Mary Polly Cales b.between 1780-1790 and d. between 1860-1870. She married Riley Adkins Sept 22, 1820.
**Mary Polly had five children of God prior to her marriage to Riley Adkins**
126.96.36.199 James Cales, son of Mary Polly Cales, b.Aug 6, 1815. He married Sarah Meadows Nov 25, 1840.
***This little site is not intended as an absolutely correct history of our family! ***
Our immediate family, the Cales family of Stump Lick Hollow, is a composite of the families of James Cales (son of Mary Polly Cales-Adkins) and his wife Sarah Sallie Meadows, their seventh child, Philip Marion Cales (Mary Susan Ward) and his ten children.
James and Sarah had a family of twelve children and a homeplace adjoining the property later purchased for the Philip Cales homeplace at Stump Lick Hollow. James' home was 'to the North' of Philip's place. James' property was purchased from Sylvester Bragg, grandfather to Delphia Mae Bragg-Cales. I have not been able to determine exactly where the James Cales farm was located. I enjoy thinking that the Lucy Fox farm (Lucy Place) had earlier been the James and Sarah Cales farm. I believe Philip's property was purchased from a fellow named Gwinn.
James and Sarah also owned a farm of some size to the South, farther up on Chestnut mountain which he apparently gave to his son, Ballard.
Philip and Mary raised ten children in this little hollow and after Philip had a stroke (1932-33?), Julian moved his family from Chestnut Mountain to the 'Shanty' a hundred yards or so from the main house. Julian and Mae had a total of twelve children.
The Philip Cales house is a sturdy, rustic log structure consisting of one room upstairs and one room down. there is a fireplace in the downstairs room.
At some point the two rooms in the log structure (one up, one down) were divided into four rooms. Creating a small bedroom and living room downstairs and two nice size bedrooms upstairs.
The kitchen was actually in another structure, built away from the main house. In the early years there were, I believe, two different kitchens. One was away from the South end of the house and the other was to the North-East or 'lower' side of the main house. In 1933 the Kitchen was built onto the South end of the main house, where it is today. For some time there was no door from the log portion of the house to the kitchen, you had to go out onto one of the long porches to get from one room to the other.
Pa (Philip) died in 1934 and Julian's family looked after Maw (Mary Susan). I don't know when Julian's family actually started living in the main house.
I've heard my Mom, Arbanna Zane Cales-Cox , and her siblings speak of having to 'jump' whenever Maw pecked on the wall with her 'knocking' stick to indicate she needed something, or some attention. We still have the 'knocking' stick, pictured at right.
Maw (Mary Susan) died in 1944.
Philip and Mary are buried at the Harve Cales Cemetery on Chestnut Mountain above the John Bragg Place. James and Sarah are buried there as well but their graves are unmarked.