METCALF FAMILY

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Families

METCALF FAMILY, 1828 – 1948


TAGS: Metcalf Family; Metcalfe Family; Medcalf Family; North Yorkshire, England; Metcalf Society; genealogy; Thomas Metcalfe; Ann Metcalf; Dora Metcalf; George Metcalf; Tabitha Metcalf; William Metcalf; Jim Metcalf; Mary Winifred Metcalf; Ruth Ellen Metcalf; Adrian Medcalf; Mary (Polly) Metcalf; Rebel’s Rock; KKK; American Civil War; Bruce Hacker; Ambrose Hacker; Old Log; students; workers


Members of the Metcalf Family (sometimes written Medcalf or Metcalfe) lived in the community of Pine Mountain since very early years, as well as among the student body and workers at Pine Mountain Settlement School.

The family has a long history with the State of Kentucky. The origin of the family name goes back to England and refers to “mete’ and Old English term for “meat” and “cealf” for “calf.” The name first appears in the North Yorkshire dales in the 12th or 13th century.

See the Metcalf Society for a more extensive history of the English origins of the clan. The Society established in 1980 is one of the largest genealogical study groups in England and boasts that, if you are from Yorkshire, there is a Metcalf somewhere in your history.

For additional assistance in locating history of the Metcalf Family in Eastern Kentucky see:

Rebel Rock: The story of Harlan County, Kentucky’s Civil War legend and the KKK
By Andrew Milton Smith

Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy Genealogy – FamilySearch Wiki

Fleming County, Kentucky Genealogy Genealogy – FamilySearch Wiki

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GUIDE TO FAMILIES IN THE PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PMSS COLLECTIONS

Dillard Metcalf (1904-1981) parents were William and Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Nolan Metcalf. (LIZZIE NOLAN METCALF) A railroad policeman, he married Allene Nolan Metcalf in 1924. Ann Metcalf is their daughter. Both of Ann’s parents attended PMSS in the 1920s. While a PMSS student, Ann’s mother Allene served as a housemaid for Mrs. Ethel de Long Zande, PMSS Co-Director. (ANN METCALF). Dillard helped build the rail tracks for Intermountain Coal & Lumber Company that crossed the School’s property. (ELHANNON MURPHY NOLAN). Dillard’s farm plot is included in a hand-drawn map on this page: “FARM: Shell Farm Field Plan, 1948.” See Dillard & Allene’s wedding photograph (1924) and later commemoration of that wedding in 1974 on the page for NOLAN FAMILY. 

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“The Metcalf’s” [family with children and dog.] At far left is Sarah Metcalf. The man in the picture is William Metcalf. The woman to his left is Dora Metcalf and Edna is the tall girl in the back. Next to her would be Oceana and then George Lincoln and Ruth Ellen. [Identification by Bruce Hacker, grandson of William Metcalf., who added: “I don’t know the dog’s name.” [nesb_028_mod.jpg]

Metcalf Family: ADRIAN METCALF CABIN

Adrian Metcalf previously owned the cabin that was the first residence at Pine Mountain Settlement School in 1913 and became known as Old Log. The cabin was reconstructed in 1914 for use by early staff and later served many purposes at the School. Adrian (“Adron”) Metcalf was born c. 1826 and was married to Mary (Polly) Morgan(?). (Source: Peter Rogers, son of former PMSS Director Burton Rogers and PMSS worker, Mary Rogers.) According to Kentucky Death Records, Adrian Metcalf was born in England. His son was James M. Metcalf (1855-1939) who married Elizabeth Nolen (sic).

Old Log, formerly the Adrian Metcalf cabin. Reconstructed as the first residence at the Pine Mountain Settlement School in 1914. View of facade from below. [II_5_old_log_office_193.jpg]

Metcalf Family: IN PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY, 1913-1942

TITLE LAST NAME FIRST NAME YEAR(S) OF SOURCE INFO SOURCE OF INFORMATION NOTES
Metcalf Adrian 1913 OLD LOG c. 1850 – 1890 – Former owner of most of the future PMSS property.  He and other members of the Metcalfe family owned a number of tracts in the area.
Metcalf Dora 1930s  ALICE COBB STORIES “Abner Boggs…”
Metcalf George 1935 ALICE COBB STORIES “Taking Moving Pictures….” “Big Laurel boy”
Metcalf Jim 1922 MEDCALF REPORT 1922 Mid-man (male midwife)
Metcalf Tabitha 1930s ALICE COBB STORIES “Abner Boggs…”
Mr. & Mrs. Metcalf William 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942

Metcalf Family: PMSS BOARDING STUDENTS, 1935-1948

STUDENT NAME YEAR(S) AT PMSS GRADUATED? SOURCE OF INFORMATION
Metcalf, Ann 1946-1948 Graduated 1948; Assisted in PMSS infirmary 1949 West Wind Records
Metcalf, Mary Winifred 1941 West Wind Records
Metcalf, Ruth Ellen 1935-1936 West Wind Records

Metcalf Family: PMSS WORKERS

NONE FOUND

Metcalf Family: PMSS COMMUNITY SCHOOL STUDENTS

NONE FOUND


See Also:

METCALF FAMILY
ANN METCALF Biography
EDNA MAE (METCALF) PATTERSON Biography
LIZZIE (NOLAN) METCALF SCEARCE Biography
WILLIAM METCALF Biography

SHELL FAMILY
JOHN D. SHELL Biography (Shell’s granddaughter, Allene Nolan, married Dillard Metcalf.)

OLD LOG

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Metcalf Family: GALLERY

Title

Metcalf Family

Alt. Title

Metcalfe Family ; Medcalf Family ;

Identifier

METCALF FAMILY

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Metcalf Family ; Metcalfe Family ; Medcalf Family ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Ann Metcalf ; Dora Metcalf ; George Metcalf ; Tabitha Metcalf ; William Metcalf ; Jim Metcalf ; Mary Winifred Metcalf ; Ruth Ellen Metcalf ; Adrian Medcalf ;  Mary (Polly) Metcalf ; Rebel’s Rock ; KKK ; American Civil War ; Bruce Hacker ; Ambrose Hacker ; genealogy ; Thomas Metcalfe ; Adrian Metcalf Cabin ; Old Log ; students ; workers ;

Subject LCSH

Metcalf Family.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Fleming County (Ky.) – HIstory.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Families — Kentucky.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2018–03-13

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet.

Source

Series 09: Biography – Families

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography – Families

Coverage Temporal

1828 – present

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; North Yorkshire, England ; Fleming County, KY ; Line Fork Country ; England ; 

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Metcalf Family ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Metcalf Family ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2018-05-12 aae ; 2018-06-14 hhw; 2018-08-26 aae ; 2018-08-29 aae ;

Bibliography

Sources

“Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965,” database,  FamilySearch  (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSZL-371 : accessed 29 August 2018), Adrian Metcalf in entry for James M Metcalf, 1939; citing Death, Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States, certificate , Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort. Internet resource.

“Metcalf.” GUIDE TO PMSS WORKERS 1913-2000s ; PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY RESIDENTS LIST 1910s-1940s ; GUIDE TO BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS, 1929-1949. Series 09: Biography – Families. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

Peter Rogers, son of former PMSS Director Burton Rogers and PMSS worker Mary Rogers, via email, August 2018.

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